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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    It took me a while to think on which film, that I have seen, is probably the worst film.

    And I was reminded of college when I had a radio show and we did a weekly segment in which we reviewed a shitty movie.

    And we watched a lot of terrible films.

    But the worst of them, and easily the worst of any I have seen to this day, was The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day.

    What a fucking garbage fire of a "movie."

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    JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    My favorite film is WALL-E

    then the BTTF trilogy, going 1-3-2

    then, in no particular order:

    Scott Pilgrim
    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    Remember the Titans
    Winter Soldier
    Paperman (short film, but I'd put it up there with the best features I've seen)

    Life Is Beautiful used to be on there, but it's been so long since I last saw it, wonder if it holds up

    Would Dr. Horrible be considered a movie? If so, it makes the list

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Oh! I just remembered my actual hot take, that I constantly take shit over.

    I cannot stand Kubrick movies. I liked Strangelove (didn't love it), but I haaaaaaaated 2001, The Shining, and Clockwork Orange. Despised them. Haven't seen anything else by Kubrick, because 75% of the stuff I've seen by him I actively loathed. That is not a great incentive to give more a shot.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I like Clockwork but Burgess is one of my favorite authors, so that skews it

    And I remember liking 2001, but it's been a really long time

    I think the only other Kubrick I've seen was The Shining, which I was not fond of at all

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    MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    Jimothy wrote: »
    My favorite film is WALL-E

    then the BTTF trilogy, going 1-3-2

    then, in no particular order:

    Scott Pilgrim
    Beauty and the Beast
    Aladdin
    Remember the Titans
    Winter Soldier
    Paperman (short film, but I'd put it up there with the best features I've seen)

    Life Is Beautiful used to be on there, but it's been so long since I last saw it, wonder if it holds up

    Would Dr. Horrible be considered a movie? If so, it makes the list

    If Paperman counts, so does Dr. Horrible.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    I don't know if it's on my favorites but Fury Road might be the BEST movie I have ever seen

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    ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Spirited Away has been my top for a while and I don't see that changing. After that it gets super difficult to choose

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    I can't think of a least favorite movie, but I do have a controversial opinion

    The Raid is only okay

    A couple of the fights are great, but it gets kind of samey and by the end of the movie I just felt kind of...exhausted?

    That being said, I loved The Raid 2

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    darleysamdarleysam On my way to UKRegistered User regular
    I would probably have to pick something from Chris Nolan, but more specific than that starts to make it difficult. Depending on the day it could be Memento, The Prestige, Dark Knight, Inception, or Interstellar.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    I love pretty much all of kubricks movies

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Holy shit. Southland Tales is on and it's the most amazing trainwreck.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Holy shit. Southland Tales is on and it's the most amazing trainwreck.

    Isn't there a whole Justin Timberlake Killers-covering musical video interlude in that

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    FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    The only movie I ever walked out of was High School High. Just brutally unfunny.

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Holy shit. Southland Tales is on and it's the most amazing trainwreck.

    Isn't there a whole Justin Timberlake Killers-covering musical video interlude in that

    Oh yeah there is.

    Also Jon Lovitz just murdered 2 revolutionaries (Leslie Knope and Avon Barksdale) that were part of an intricate plot to stop the super patriot act. Also there is a rip in the space time continuam that was foretold by The Rocks prophetic movie script. And Stifler is twins.

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Holy shit. Southland Tales is on and it's the most amazing trainwreck.

    Isn't there a whole Justin Timberlake Killers-covering musical video interlude in that

    Oh yeah there is.

    Also Jon Lovitz just murdered 2 revolutionaries (Leslie Knope and Avon Barksdale) that were part of an intricate plot to stop the super patriot act. Also there is a rip in the space time continuam that was foretold by The Rocks prophetic movie script. And Stifler is twins.

    ...Rad

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    A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    Oh it's awful. I just can't look away.


    In good movie talk, Pooro, what can you recommend in the way of Native American films? Your recommendations in the book thread have been great.

    Also im unsure if that's the correct terminology. So if that's outdated, I apologize.

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Fawst wrote: »
    The only movie I ever walked out of was High School High. Just brutally unfunny.

    I thought it was hilarious when I was 10!


    Anyhow, hands down the worst movie I have ever seen is Blue Crush.

    I saw it for free and felt like they owed me money. That's time i'll never get back.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    Oh it's awful. I just can't look away.


    In good movie talk, Pooro, what can you recommend in the way of Native American films? Your recommendations in the book thread have been great.

    Also im unsure if that's the correct terminology. So if that's outdated, I apologize.

    Native American ain't one I've ever used, but it's unlikely to ruffle feathers. I've said "Indian" most of my life, because that's what my family said, what different members of my tribe said. But I'm trying to work on saying "indigenous," now, because some indigenous folks are bugged by "Indian" and it ain't that hard to switch up my vocabulary some.

    It's worth noting that I say "bugged" and not, like, outraged or anything - most indigenous people care more about intent than about specific terminology. The fact that five-hundred-something nations need to be lumped into a single overarching term is silly enough that which silly term is used isn't a giant deal. The vast majority of "You need to say ____, because ____ is disrespectful" comments you see on the internet come from the whitest of white people.

    But anyway! Good indigenous movies are actually really, really hard to come by. There're a bunch of movies that have some good parts, but there's waaaaay too often some other baggage that weighs it down. White Savior shit, or hokey mysticism, or Noble Savage/Good Indian stereotypes.

    The only two that I can recommend whole-heartedly are Smoke Signals and the HBO tv movie adaptation of (a portion of) Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. The former is more comedic, the latter is more soul-crushing, but both are very good, very insightful, very affecting.

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    Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    The Shining is so spectacularly good at projecting and engrossing me in its atmosphere I can't help but adore it, despite horror movies not remotely being my thing.

    Same, for that matter, goes for The Thing.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    See, as someone who likes horror a lot, I consider The Shining horrifically overwrought to the point of being boring

    The Thing is great though

    Probably my second favorite Carpenter flick

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    I don't really want to go through movies in my head to nail down what my absolute favorites are.

    But I do know that if a movie is a slow burn, it's more likely than not that I'm going to be bored.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    I've never been good at making "My top X ________" lists (aside from Top 5 Video Games), and like half the movies mentioned so far in this thread would probably be a serious contender for "my favorite movie" but overall I think I'd have to give it to Ghostbusters.

    The First DVD I owned was the Parasite Eve movie and the fist Blu-Ray was the Blues Brothers. Not for any particular reasons, those were just the first I happened to get. I think when I got Parasite Eve it was because I already owned most things I wanted at the time on VHS, but Parasite Eve was only available on DVD.

    I've never walked out of a movie at the theater, but Resident Evil: Apocalypse came the closest (and I've still never seen another movie in that series). I really didn't enjoy Jurassic Park 3, but didn't consider walking out.

    I'm having trouble thinking of what my most hated movie is. I generally don't watch a movie if it's something I don't think I'll like. I know wasted potential and inconsistent internal logic are two big sore points for me, and will generally rank movies with those a lot lower than movies that are just "bad." So like, I rate the Matrix sequels and Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3 lower than I do something like Garfield 2 since that was just bad but remained internally consistent and didn't have much potential to waste anyways.

    As for the Goonies, I never saw it until college, and I really don't remember much about it at all. I was a little distracted at the time, though.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Oh

    I almost forgot.

    :cool:

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    Oh! I just remembered my actual hot take, that I constantly take shit over.

    I cannot stand Kubrick movies. I liked Strangelove (didn't love it), but I haaaaaaaated 2001, The Shining, and Clockwork Orange. Despised them. Haven't seen anything else by Kubrick, because 75% of the stuff I've seen by him I actively loathed. That is not a great incentive to give more a shot.

    I like 2001, Clockwork, and The Shining,

    but I don't think they are worth the shit Kubrick put the people he worked with through.

    Especially the poor lady from The Shining.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I actually think its weird for the shit that hitchcock gets for how he treated his leading ladies

    I don't hear much about the kubrik stuff

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    Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    Hmm, it's hard to pick just one:

    Fellowship of the Ring
    Predator
    Princess Bride
    The Prestige
    13th Warrior
    Hook
    Mortal Kombat
    Star Wars: ANH
    Stranger than Fiction

    Hated Movie?: Phantom Menance, and any of the torture porn horror movies.

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    FANTOMASFANTOMAS Flan ArgentavisRegistered User regular
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    The Shining is so spectacularly good at projecting and engrossing me in its atmosphere I can't help but adore it, despite horror movies not remotely being my thing.

    Same, for that matter, goes for The Thing.

    I loved The Shining too, and I usually walk out of horror/suspense films because I feel too embarassed at how ridiculous they usually are. But then again, I really enjoy Kubrick stuff, and the slow buildup, or long silences dont bother me at all.

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    UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    I can't think of a Kubrick film I don't love to pieces

    Also everything I've ever heard about Southland Tales makes it sound like I would find it among my favorite movies

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    MalReynoldsMalReynolds The Hunter S Thompson of incredibly mild medicines Registered User regular
    I've only ever walked out of two movies:

    Speed Racer, because I'm an old man and it was an incomprehensible mess to me.

    And Rob Zombie's Halloween. No, wait, I didn't walk out of that one because I bought all of my friends tickets. We were super excited to see the movie, but there's a portion near the end where Michael Meyers is jamming a 2x4 into the ceiling repeatedly trying to get his niece to fall, and it goes on for... at least thirty seconds, which honestly was about two hours too long.

    What a complete mess of a film.

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    ChiselphaneChiselphane Registered User regular
    Hmm, it's hard to pick just one:

    Fellowship of the Ring
    Predator
    Princess Bride
    The Prestige
    13th Warrior
    Hook
    Mortal Kombat
    Star Wars: ANH
    Stranger than Fiction

    Hated Movie?: Phantom Menance, and any of the torture porn horror movies.

    You made my day putting 13th Warrior on a best of list. I absolutely love that movie

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    crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    anyone remember warriors of virtue

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    crwth wrote: »
    anyone remember warriors of virtue

    Yes.

    What a weird movie.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    i hated that movie

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    You guys remember all those Disney Channel movies?

    Like Halloween town?

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I hate Upstream Color

    That's cool.
    My favorite movie is The Godfather

    Boring answer? Maybe, I guess?

    It really is deserving of all its praise and classic status though

    I still haven't seen The Godfather, but I have historically found stories about mobsters to be miserable and interminably dull

    This is two for two in this thread on me sharing movie opinions with pooro

    this cannot continue

    Here's an unpopular hot take:
    I hated The Goonies

    Probably because I didn't see it until I was an adult, so didn't have the "right" context, but still. Couldn't stand it.

    I didn't like it as a kid. Didn't HATE it but didn't like it much.

    Thing is I couldn't remember the name of it, but people were always raving on about what a classic kids flick this 'goonies' was. So for a long time I just assumed I hadn't seen the goonies.

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    EtchwartsEtchwarts Eyes Up Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    You guys remember all those Disney Channel movies?

    Like Halloween town?

    Oh man

    I had (have) such a blind spot for those movies

    They're not very good, but boy did I enjoy them

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    BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Oh! I just remembered my actual hot take, that I constantly take shit over.

    I cannot stand Kubrick movies. I liked Strangelove (didn't love it), but I haaaaaaaated 2001, The Shining, and Clockwork Orange. Despised them. Haven't seen anything else by Kubrick, because 75% of the stuff I've seen by him I actively loathed. That is not a great incentive to give more a shot.
    yes

    yes

    YES

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    PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited September 2015
    wachowskis' speed racer was exceptional

    Psykoma on
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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I've only seen strangelove.

    I like it plenty but none of his other movies sound good to me so I haven't looked for them.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    You guys remember all those Disney Channel movies?

    Like Halloween town?

    A few months ago at my former job I got into a Disney Channel original movie trivia contest with my younger, female employees.

    I crushed them.

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