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Posted: 5/21/2005 9:26:40 PM EDT
Taking into account:
- Time made (tech must be compaired to time period made)
- Is it still being sold and on air
- Cultural Impact
- Storyline
- Acting


For me it would be the Wizard of Oz. It showed top tech of the day. It is still sold and aired regularly. People from around the United States all know the movie. It showed a time before American's took everything seriously and America's big Pre-Worldpower time (not that that is a bad thing). It has a great storyline and acting.

Then it would be Star Wars next.

I am sure I will take that back after I see a movie I like better.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:28:26 PM EDT
Star Wars methinks.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:29:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:46:35 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
I know a lot of people claim that "Citizen Kane" is one of the best movies ever, but I have never seen it.



I hoestly think that "Rio Grande" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hare is up there too.

Personally, my two all-time favorite movies are "Blade Runner" and "The Mission" - oh, and ETA "Yojimbo"
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:35:48 PM EDT
The Band of Brothers.

I honestly can't think of anything I'd rather watch over and over than BoB.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:36:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:
The Band of Brothers.

I honestly can't think of anything I'd rather watch over and over than BoB.



I agree, and it's not even a movie.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:38:38 PM EDT
Schindler's list? Shawshank Redemption? Gladiator? Godfather?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:38:49 PM EDT


Napolean Dynamite.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:40:59 PM EDT
Star Wars.... or maybe The Seven Samurai
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:41:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:42:40 PM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I know a lot of people claim that "Citizen Kane" is one of the best movies ever, but I have never seen it.



The groundbreaking thing about Citizen Kane is its cinematography. Its story isn't that good, which is why most average people dont like it. But the way Welles directed the camera action was very original and artistic.

As for me, Raiders of the Lost Ark has and will always be my favorite. I love that movie like few other things.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:45:47 PM EDT
I would have to say Star Wars
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:46:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Napolean Dynamite.






....

....

+1 I guess.

As for Citizen Kane, I had trouble following the movie because it was so grainy and the audio so poor. Maybe if someone re-released a cleaned up version I could figure out what the heck was going on. But from what I could tell, it was the story about a boy who was adopted by some super rich guy, and he used the money to start a tabloid type newspaper that made him a ton of money. He kind of did it out of spite because he resented having so much money without having earned it. It turned out to be successful though. Then, he was going to marry the niece of the president but he had an affair with some girl who although he liked her singing voice, everyone else thought she sucked. Then he went out and bought an island with a huge ass castle on it called xanadu where he collected statues until he died, his last words of Rosebud being the name of his sled when he was a kid before he was adopted.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:47:42 PM EDT
Toy Story
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:49:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Toy Story



+1 I knew I would miss something. That movie is really, really funny.

"There are over 300,000 registered cars in the tri-county area alone" -Ham
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:49:52 PM EDT

"The Wizard Of Oz" is a good choice. EVERYONE knows it and finds something they like about it.

Culturally, it's about the only one that truly crosses and connects all segments of American society across all living generations as well.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:50:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Toy Story



+1 I knew I would miss something. That movie is really, really funny.

"There are over 300,000 registered cars in the tri-county area alone" -Ham



That's from Toy Story 2, actually. I think the second one was better anyway.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:50:21 PM EDT
For me.... Star Wars, Red Dawn, Boondock Saints.......


just impressive, nice story lines, and they made me feel........


there are many that I consider among the worst though
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:50:55 PM EDT
It's hard for me to disagree with anyone who nominates Casablanca.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre holds its own as well

The Last of the Mohicans.

The Godfather.

Citizen Kane has always fallen flat with me.

Now...for my other nominations which may have made my personal top ten that I doubt many others hold in high regard...

...and you'll think I'm nuts...

Risky Business.

In my opinion...it is extremely well done. Great acting. Great story for a coming of age film. Given that I grew up in the Chicago metro. area...it kinda hits home as well for me.

Now, for my sappy side....

When Harry Met Sally. Go ahead, call me an Artsy Fag, but I really like this movie. Probably the only romance movie that I like other than Casablanca.

So there's my scatterbrain commentary.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:51:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:52:28 PM EDT by raven]

Originally Posted By QuantumPion:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Napolean Dynamite.






....

....

+1 I guess.

As for Citizen Kane, I had trouble following the movie because it was so grainy and the audio so poor. Maybe if someone re-released a cleaned up version I could figure out what the heck was going on. But from what I could tell, it was the story about a boy who was adopted by some super rich guy, and he used the money to start a tabloid type newspaper that made him a ton of money. He kind of did it out of spite because he resented having so much money without having earned it. It turned out to be successful though. Then, he was going to marry the niece of the president but he had an affair with some girl who although he liked her singing voice, everyone else thought she sucked. Then he went out and bought an island with a huge ass castle on it called xanadu where he collected statues until he died, his last words of Rosebud being the name of his sled when he was a kid before he was adopted.



He was mocking media baron Randolph Hearst, "Kane" was a thinly-veiled parable of Hearst's life. Why did Welles choose this story? Because Hearst offhandedly insulted him at a restaurant once. "Kane" is the revenge of a massive egotist.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:51:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:52:35 PM EDT by GA-Dawg]

Originally Posted By QuantumPion:
Schindler's listShawshank Redemption? Gladiator? Godfather?



+1
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:51:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Toy Story



+1 I knew I would miss something. That movie is really, really funny.

"There are over 300,000 registered cars in the tri-county area alone" -Ham

That was "Toy Story II".



Father of a 5 year old, seen'em both WELL over a dozen times.

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:51:33 PM EDT
Scarface


Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:53:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Scarface





Who hasnt heard "say hello to my little friend"?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:53:09 PM EDT
Amistad
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:54:24 PM EDT
Casablanca
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:55:01 PM EDT
SNIPER
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:55:06 PM EDT
The Ten Comandments with Heston
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:55:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Achilleas:
SNIPER

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:55:19 PM EDT
Best movie of all time taking into account:
- Time made (tech must be compaired to time period made)
- Is it still being sold and on air
- Cultural Impact
- Storyline
- Acting

Citizen Kane probably comes closer to meeting all your criteria than anything else. Others might include Star Wars, Gone with the Wind, Abel Gance's "Napolean", The Godfather, and Leni Reifenstahl's "Triumph of Will".



Link Posted: 5/21/2005 9:56:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 9:57:39 PM EDT by Penguin_101]

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:
Toy Story



+1 I knew I would miss something. That movie is really, really funny.

"There are over 300,000 registered cars in the tri-county area alone" -Ham



That's from Toy Story 2, actually. I think the second one was better anyway.



"Oh, yeah? Well, good riddance, ya loony." -Woody
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:25:36 PM EDT
Desperado

Point Break

Drop Zone

Gladiator

Josey Wales

Tombstone

Apollo 13

Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:30:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sumo2000:
Seven Samurai



+1
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:31:37 PM EDT
...and as Clint Eastwood westerns go (they have been mentioned several times) you can't beat High Plains Drifter...
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:31:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ohiofarmer:
Casablanca


+1
And we still need a movie forum.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:33:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By protozo1:
The Ten Comandments with Heston



Good choice
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:33:50 PM EDT
Of all time?

I'm gonna go with "King Kong" (1933). Was so much on so many levels.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:39:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/21/2005 11:02:58 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]


Merrill's Marauders
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:41:07 PM EDT
+1 on boondock saints....taxi driver was awesome too
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:43:35 PM EDT
Casa Blanca
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:54:59 PM EDT
Casablanca
The Godfather
Schindler's List
Ben Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 10:59:40 PM EDT
Pulp Fiction!

All the way.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:25:38 AM EDT
In all impartiallity.

Monty python and the holy grail
The Meaning of life.
Life of Brian.
Brazil.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen .
12 monkey.
Erik the viking

[/empty space for later] time bandits, las vegas parano,...

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:39:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Of all time?

I'm gonna go with "King Kong" (1933). Was so much on so many levels.



Saw that recently. Pretty amazing stuff for 1933.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:37:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sin_Bin:
The Band of Brothers.

I honestly can't think of anything I'd rather watch over and over than BoB.



+1
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:40:26 AM EDT
Oh come one guys.

Best movie ever is:

Heat!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:45:52 AM EDT
Showgirls

But really, Casablanca is my personal favorite
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:45:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
www.affichescinema.com/insc_m/merill_marauders.jpg

Merrill's Marauders



Sure! Pull the rug out from under my feet!

Damn good choice, friend.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:46:47 AM EDT
Raising Arizona!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:49:10 AM EDT
Best Movie of All Time - no such beast. There are however lots of great movies that stand out.

I'll add Time Bandits to the movies listed above.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 3:55:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By peekay:
Best Movie of All Time - no such beast. There are however lots of great movies that stand out.




I'll agree with you on that.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:05:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 4:06:18 AM EDT by submoa1]
Id have a hard time deciding one, but Lawrance of Arabia is right up there.

That or The Crying Game
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:06:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Itchy:
Oh come one guys.

Best movie ever is:

Heat!



What kind of watch did Al Pacino wear in Heat?
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