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My 5 Favorite Movies

Posted by tylerh1701, 04 January 2013 · 174 views

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Been going through MattJ1991's blogs, he seems to be quite the cinema fan. I used to be really into movies, before I transitioned back into video games, so I thought I'd quickly list my 5 favorite films ever.

1. The Godfather:
Kind of a chalk pick, but for good reason. Every part of that movie is great, the acting is amazing, the setting is perfect, and the story is an absolute classic. I've seen it a dozen times at least, check it out if you've never seen it before.

2. Schindler's List
Contrary to The Godfather, I've actually only sat through all of Schindler's List once. At this point, if I were to watch it again there would be plenty of "new to me" moments since I saw it so long ago. But there's one dramatic scene at the end that I'll never forget, one of the most heart wrenching scenes of all time.

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
This movie is one long strange trip into the unknown. A lot of people I know find the pacing of the movie so slow, but I think the pacing works perfectly for this film, it gives you a chance to really soak up the film. The film is an absolute marvel considering how long ago it was made (1968) and presents a great set of circumstances but let's you interpret them however you'd like. I definitely encourage everyone to check out at least one Kubrick classic.

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Not too much needs to be said about Star Wars, the originally trilogy makes for some wonderfully entertaining moments, and I feel Empire does the best of setting the tone for what Star Wars should be. My only regret is that I'm not old enough to have seen it when it first released in theaters, I'd imagine that would have been an amazing film to see and then spend the next 3 years anticipating how the story would end.

5. Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now is my favorite war movie by a wide margin. It's unbelievably grand scale made it look so perfectly real, and the acting (and cast) was equally amazing.




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Been going through MattJ1991's blogs, he seems to be quite the cinema fan. I used to be really into movies, before I transitioned back into video games, so I thought I'd quickly list my 5 favorite films ever.

1. The Godfather:
Kind of a chalk pick, but for good reason. Every part of that movie is great, the acting is amazing, the setting is perfect, and the story is an absolute classic. I've seen it a dozen times at least, check it out if you've never seen it before.

2. Schindler's List
Contrary to The Godfather, I've actually only sat through all of Schindler's List once. At this point, if I were to watch it again there would be plenty of "new to me" moments since I saw it so long ago. But there's one dramatic scene at the end that I'll never forget, one of the most heart wrenching scenes of all time.

3. 2001: A Space Odyssey
This movie is one long strange trip into the unknown. A lot of people I know find the pacing of the movie so slow, but I think the pacing works perfectly for this film, it gives you a chance to really soak up the film. The film is an absolute marvel considering how long ago it was made (1968) and presents a great set of circumstances but let's you interpret them however you'd like. I definitely encourage everyone to check out at least one Kubrick classic.

4. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Not too much needs to be said about Star Wars, the originally trilogy makes for some wonderfully entertaining moments, and I feel Empire does the best of setting the tone for what Star Wars should be. My only regret is that I'm not old enough to have seen it when it first released in theaters, I'd imagine that would have been an amazing film to see and then spend the next 3 years anticipating how the story would end.

5. Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now is my favorite war movie by a wide margin. It's unbelievably grand scale made it look so perfectly real, and the acting (and cast) was equally amazing.
Not sure if I would have put Star Wars on my list, but at least you didnt add some crap like a batman movie in there.
Overall tight list.
Nice list dude. Agreed on Schindler's list. It's been 8-9 years since I saw (only time). I've been waiting for a blu-ray release to re-experience it.
Saving Private Ryan would be my favorite movie of all time. I remember watching it 3 times in the theaters in the first week it came out.
Pulp Fiction or Shawshank Redemption
no tarantino or scorsese movies on this list? My two most loved movies are Taxi Driver and Pulp Fiction followed very closely by Blade Runner.
My favorite movie is actually Hanna. I love everything about that movie. I don't know what my top 5 would be though. I'm sure Pulp Fiction would be somewhere in there, maybe Goodfellas and Fight Club. I'd have to think about it.
@4nik8tor - The top 3 were set in stone, then 4 & 5 was kind of a toss up between Empire, Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, Clockwork Orange, and The Graduate. The first two won out.

@Midnight - Saving Private Ryan is amazing. Definitely in my Top 25.

@Roster King - I love both of those as well. I wouldn't say Top 25, but they're both great films.

@snakemaster - I've enjoyed most of Tarantino's movies, but not to the point that I'd ever say they're my favorites. Reservoir Dogs is probably my favorite of his, I haven't seen Django yet.

As for Scorsese, I've probably seen 15 of his films. He's got some great ones, but again, nothing that I'd say are my absolute favorites. I really enjoyed Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, New York New York, The Departed, and Casino, but my 2 favorite of his are actually not really regarded as his aboslute bests. Last Temptation of Christ and The Aviator. I think I'll watch Shutter Island tonight, assuming it's on Netflix. [EDIT - Fuck, it's not. I swear it was...]

@gettinmoney - I've never heard of Hanna, I'll have to check it out. I use to maintain my own personal Top 50 movies list when I was obsessed with movies, but like I mentioned I'm now far more into games.
It is fucking ridiculous how good Godfather is and how nearly every piece of TV and cinema makes reference to almost all the scenes. It does always feel overly cliched to say it's one of (if not THE) best movies ever, but it's hard not to once you start watching. I Just wish they'd somehow release The Godfather Saga on Blu. Possibly only way I'd ever watch the third movie.
Godfather III is the epitome of not being able to live up to its predecessors. On it's own, Godfather III is a pretty decent movie (7/10 or so), but since it has to be compared to 2 of the greatest films of all time, it simply doesn't have the legs. But there are tons of movies out there that are far worse than Godfather III
@Barockkun, they've had the Godfather Trilogy on Blu-Ray for forever now: http://www.amazon.co...s=the godfather
@gettinmoney662 I Got that, The Godfather Saga is a different thing entirely. Basically The Godfather Saga I think use to air on TV and it would have all three movies played chronologically (so Godfather 2, Godfather 1, Godfather 2, Godfather 3) with additional scenes mixed in as well (like how Michael finds his first wife's killer).
The extreme lack of Terminator 2 or Robocop has me question your favorite movies!
You'll find you're faith in my favorite movies even more shaken when I tell you that I've never seen Robocop. :)
No Love for "From Justin to Kelly" and i thought you were cool; iSad

All kidding aside nice list man :)