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1. Hot Fuzz
Unbelievablely intelligent film making that always has extra things that you missed the second time you watch it. It needs to be seen for the greater good! Subtle references throughout that mean very little to the passive listener but link it all together and it's off the chain!!

2. Dead man's shoes
Paddy Considines first major breakthrough in cinema. It's a lesser known Shane meadows film from the same stables as this is England. Toby kebell stars as well (the guy from the new fantastic four)

3. True Romance
All star cast and Quentin Tarantino first film. The title sounds like its a chick flick.... But how wrong could you be? With a cast made up of Christian Slater, Patricia arquette, Christopher walken, samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt (typical stoner), Dennis hopper, val kilmer and Jack Black.... How can it not be worth watching? Better thanPulp Fiction, rreservoir dogs and Kill Bill put together.

4. The fly
David cronenberg remake of the 1950s classic. The invention of transportation, a lab accident and some revolutionary special effects make it a definite watcher!!

5. The terminator collection
Except for 3!!! Even though they are ripped off from an episode of the outer limits they are still genius watching. Enough said on that one!!


What are your top 5s? Anyone seen any of mine and disagree?
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In terms of disagreements with yours, I think Terminator 1 & 2 should be kept separate from the rest of the series :yep: They're two hugely influential works in both the science fiction and action genres, while the sequels all range from mediocre to terrible. Nice list otherwise :yy:

My list doesn't necessarily represent my top five absolute favourite films, but they're the films that are the most important to me personally. They're all fairly new (2001 onwards), there's loads of older films that I also love but these films all contributed heavily to my love of films or certain genres (or just on a personal level- my best friend and I bonded over Lord of the Rings) and I think seeing them in cinemas probably contributed to the effect they had on me.

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Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Blu Ray Extended Edition)
A masterpiece of fantasy and storytelling, and a perfect example of how a ~four hour extended cut can fly by without a hint of boredom entering your mind. An utterly engrossing and fully realised world that feels steeped in lore, superb performances across the entire primary cast, exceptional practical and special effects that stand up to this day (the LOTR films look better than the Hobbit films made a decade later), gorgeously shot and terrific use of sound. I could have put any of the three LOTR films in this spot, in my opinion they form the most consistently superb trilogy of films ever, but I figured you may as well start at the start. It also ushers in the best 12 hour movie marathon you could ever hope for.

Pan's Labyrinth
A dark, twisted fairytale and the quintessential film of Guillermo Del Toro for me, one of my favourite directors ever. Everything I praised Fellowship for applies here, except where LOTR is vast and sprawling, Pan's Labyrinth feels close knit and even claustrophobic at times, and blends together two very different worlds beautifully in a piece of effortless storytelling. My favourite foreign language film ever made, and a must-see for any fan of fantasy.

Interstellar
This should be the obligatory first-watch of anybody buying a new 4K TV in my opinion, sitting close enough that the screen occupies your entire vision and with the volume turned all the way up. This film makes me feel tiny, an insignificant speck in comparison to the vastness of the landscapes and galaxies it portrays. That's coupled with an utterly perfect soundtrack, no film's score has ever been so emotive for me as Interstellar's, and the combination of visuals and sound in this film never fail to get me utterly lost in the film. Easily my favourite sci fi film.

In Bruges
A comedy film where the action serves solely to move from one fantastically crafted piece of dialogue to the next, this film balances comedy and bleakness in a way I haven't seen in any other film and it's an absolute joy to watch. It's witty, it's sombre, it's exciting, it's got a bit of everything and it does everything really well, all in a gorgeous location that furthers the plot and character development.

Drive
A film I wasn't really expecting to like but ended up loving, and, through which I've found some of my favourite films that I never would have watched otherwise in this vein of 80's styled neo-noir crime flicks that have cropped up over the last few years. Drive is the film that got me willing to go out on a limb and see films I may never have gone to see otherwise, which I think has been massively rewarding.
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Good selection dude! Pans labyrinth is in my top 5 Spanish films. Del toro has done some amazing cinema if you can understand spanish. I have never seen lord of the rings. I know thats sad but it's true. Interstellar was amazing but I fear it will be a film that is forgotten in time. Very educational though. In bruges I can take or leave. Seen it a couple of times and although I do like Colin Farrell I do believe he's done better movies.
I forgot to add on my list "good will hunting". If you haven't seen that one...... Do it!!!
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The Chaser
12 Angry Men
Raging Bull
Lawrence of Arabia
Amour
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Great choices :yy:
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requiem fr a dream is defo one
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requiem fr a dream is defo one
Brutal film. How things can go from perfect to a **** storm so quickly is not represented anywhere better than in that film!!
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I agree, the directors are theatrical geniuses!
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My top 5 change too often but currently... (In no particular order)
1. Donnie Darko
2. The departed
3. Fight club
4. Slum dog millionaire
5. Pretty woman


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Treasure Planet
The Iron Giant
Wall-E
Howl's Moving Castle
Princess Mononoke
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My top 5 change too often but currently... (In no particular order)
1. Donnie Darko
2. The departed
3. Fight club
4. Slum dog millionaire
5. Pretty woman


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Varied selection there!! The departed was quality. It's based on a true Boston gangster called whitey bulger. The original concept for the film was from a Hong Kong film titled infernal affairs. Also a good watch. Donnie darko is also a watcher. Seth rogan is in it at the end if you look carefully.
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets
The Maze Runner
Treasure Planet
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
Howl's Moving Castle.

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Varied selection there!! The departed was quality. It's based on a true Boston gangster called whitey bulger. The original concept for the film was from a Hong Kong film titled infernal affairs. Also a good watch. Donnie darko is also a watcher. Seth rogan is in it at the end if you look carefully.
If you think that's varied you need to look over my music taste 😂


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Crash
Interstellar
Wall-E
Shutter Island
Artificial Intelligence
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Crash
Interstellar
Wall-E
Shutter Island
Artificial Intelligence
Crash is brilliant. I watched it again for the first time in years the other week with my ethnic pal. Such a powerful message portrayed on racial equality and prejudice! Love it. American history X is another one to get the racial equality thoughts flowing too.
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1. Hot Fuzz
Unbelievablely intelligent film making that always has extra things that you missed the second time you watch it. It needs to be seen for the greater good! Subtle references throughout that mean very little to the passive listener but link it all together and it's off the chain!!

2. Dead man's shoes
Paddy Considines first major breakthrough in cinema. It's a lesser known Shane meadows film from the same stables as this is England. Toby kebell stars as well (the guy from the new fantastic four)

3. True Romance
All star cast and Quentin Tarantino first film. The title sounds like its a chick flick.... But how wrong could you be? With a cast made up of Christian Slater, Patricia arquette, Christopher walken, samuel L Jackson, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt (typical stoner), Dennis hopper, val kilmer and Jack Black.... How can it not be worth watching? Better thanPulp Fiction, rreservoir dogs and Kill Bill put together.

4. The fly
David cronenberg remake of the 1950s classic. The invention of transportation, a lab accident and some revolutionary special effects make it a definite watcher!!

5. The terminator collection
Except for 3!!! Even though they are ripped off from an episode of the outer limits they are still genius watching. Enough said on that one!!


What are your top 5s? Anyone seen any of mine and disagree?

most f thse have all been on tv recently , is that were you first watched them. apart form hot fuzz ive seen these movies over 10 years ago
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they are 5 good movies ( all except terminators 2 and 3)

an alternative old 5 are-


Usual suspects
carlitos way
bladerunner
enter the dragon
Leon
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In no particular order:

Inception
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (or whole trilogy)
The Worlds End (or whole trilogy)
Shooter
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

Special mentions to:

Bourne Trilogy
Anything Tom Cruise related
Dark Knight trilogy
School of Rock
Tropic Thunder
Kick Ass
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most f thse have all been on tv recently , is that were you first watched them. apart form hot fuzz ive seen these movies over 10 years ago
Definitely not. I don't have TV in my house.
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National Treasure: Book of Secrets
The Maze Runner
Treasure Planet
Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)
Howl's Moving Castle.

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If you're serious then I love you. Adore the first three (not so much Maze Runner but particularly National Treasure).
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