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Old 05-18-17, 10:17 AM   #51
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Old 05-18-17, 10:39 AM   #52
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I'm surprised that so many of you have a favorite defined.
For me it's more of a impact thing...When I saw reservoir dogs for the first It was so different from anything else I've ever seen (even the little things like not showing characters enter into buildings, references to key players you don't even get to see, etc...) and I was very young and it made such an impression on me.

Even today I just think it was brilliantly done from start to finish. I actually had this same feeling when watching the hateful 8 and I loved that Tarantino actually took us back to how it all got setup - I just haven't watched the hateful 8 enough times to know if it's the new king yet.

Pulp Fiction and The Revenant are up there for me as well.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:23 PM   #53
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I'm surprised that so many of you have a favorite defined.
To me it's the sum of: quality + nostalgia + replayability + "it" factor.

It factor mostly being that factor that just makes it "click" with us. Hard to define it beyond that but everyone should have an idea of what the "it" factor is with their personal fave.
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Re: So what is your favorite movie?

It jumps around, but for today it's The Royal Tenanbaums.

From posts above, Blue Velvet, Brazil, Once Upon a Time in the West, and The Searchers are all contenders.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:42 PM   #55
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For me it's more of a impact thing...When I saw reservoir dogs for the first It was so different from anything else I've ever seen (even the little things like not showing characters enter into buildings, references to key players you don't even get to see, etc...) and I was very young and it made such an impression on me.

Even today I just think it was brilliantly done from start to finish. I actually had this same feeling when watching the hateful 8 and I loved that Tarantino actually took us back to how it all got setup - I just haven't watched the hateful 8 enough times to know if it's the new king yet.

Pulp Fiction and The Revenant are up there for me as well.
Same here. I had to do 5, because I couldn't do just 1. But if were talking true favourite, I could list a couple dozen. But the 5 I listed had the biggest impact on me. Seeing Halloween for the first time when I was 11 completely reshaped how I look at movies. I still love it today, but not quite in the same way. But the impact it had on my adolecense alone puts it right at the top.
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Old 05-18-17, 09:46 PM   #57
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I have a list and a few top, but always has been and always will be Die Hard.
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Old 05-18-17, 10:40 PM   #58
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Re: So what is your favorite movie?

While I listed Seven Samurai as my favorite (and it probably is), there is a huge list of movies that are all pretty equal in how much I love them, including, but not at all limited to...

Seven Samurai
The Big Sleep (1946)
Unforgiven
Forbidden Planet
Goodfellas
Warlock (1959)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Jaws
The Avengers
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Shawshank Redemption
The Incredibles
The Petrified Forest
Die Hard
Planet of the Apes (1968)
When The Last Sword Is Drawn/Twilight Samurai/The Hidden Blade (they go together well and are all great)
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Old 05-19-17, 06:48 AM   #59
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Depending on my mood,


SW Ep V The Empire Strikes Back and


Raiders of the Lost Ark

both for roughly 35 years - I still remember seeing Raiders opening weekend with my uncle and I remember a double feature with Ep IV and V that he also took me to that same year.
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Old 05-26-17, 05:32 PM   #60
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It really depends on my mood as several people have stated in this thread. It also depends on the definition of favorite. The movie that I was most surprised by @ the cinema was probably "The Matrix" on opening night. The favorite that I can have on in the background while doing homework or paying bills, either "Fight Club" or "Pulp Fiction." My favorites to watch with those who have not seen them before? "Shawshank Redemption" or "The Usual Suspects" or even "Confidence." Do I want to sit back and let my home cinema roar? "Saving Private Ryan" or "Heat" or "Aliens" for their memorable scenes...
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Old 05-26-17, 10:13 PM   #62
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The Double Life of Veronique

For reasons I can't explain, this film resonates with me like no other. Maybe that's why I love it so much.
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