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Old 02-16-2013, 11:34   #1
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What's the greatest movie ever made and why?

Now everyone has different taste and this thread will get a lot of different results so please no fighting

For me I have to go with 300 for it's awesome battle scenes and one of the most bad ass stories in history
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:37   #2
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:42   #3
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Battleship Potemkin. It's the film that showed how film is done. HH
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:50   #4
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Casablanca.
Watch it and you'll know why it's considered a timeless classic.


Casablanca won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its lead character, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic; and the film consistently ranks near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 02-16-2013, 12:04   #5
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:07   #6
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High Noon

Why? Grace Kelly for starters. Real time, town of "sheep", one man left alone to face the odds, her religious beliefs challenged, the fight, her return to her man, her help and capture, his success, he throws down the badge for the sheep to realize what they had and what they lost, their return as a pair.

Of course there always the Godfather I & II, but I'll stick with Gary Cooper's Marshall Kane.
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I don't consider 300 to be a movie. An animation or cartoon, maybe. I watched 10 minutes of it...

Citizen kane
Gone with the Wind
Shawshank redemption

Lots of others.
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tombstone.

some of the best casting i've ever seen, plenty of action, at least 100 memorable 1 liners, and val kilmer's portrayal of doc holiday.
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Alien. It still looks great after 34 years, it has tension, characters you care about, humor, suspense, and horror. Plus it has Ash trying to kill Ripley with a magazine while squishing Parker's boob.
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tombstone.

some of the best casting i've ever seen, plenty of action, at least 100 memorable 1 liners, and val kilmer's portrayal of doc holiday.
It's funny that Val Kilmer sucks as a actor but made the greatest Doc Holiday. It's like Super Man, nobody could have played a better Super Man then Christopher Reeves. Tombstone was Val's Super Man.
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I have to throw Black Hawk Down out there. This movie was a master Piece, great battle scenes and a true story of American honor and courage
One of the greatest scenes in the movie and greatest act of honor and courage in real lifer
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:23   #13
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My favorite is shawshank redemption
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:25   #14
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tombstone.

some of the best casting i've ever seen, plenty of action, at least 100 memorable 1 liners, and val kilmer's portrayal of doc holiday.

I don't know about this being my #1, but damn, I love that movie! Tombstone is one of those films that every time it comes on the tube, I feel compelled to put off whatever I had planned and re-watch it.

Hmmm... Maybe it should be my #1!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:26   #15
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The Blues Brothers, for the music, the comedy, the cameos, and the destruction of at least 60 cop cars.
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Deep Throat. Ran in major theaters. Used as the nickname of the Watergate squealer.

No, not really. Not sure there is a "greatest" movie.
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tombstone.

some of the best casting i've ever seen, plenty of action, at least 100 memorable 1 liners, and val kilmer's portrayal of doc holiday.
I can't believe the thread lasted for 8 posts before someone got it right.
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I can't believe the thread lasted for 8 posts before someone got it right.
Why it took 8 posts? Too gay.

Never has there been a telling of that story where I was hoping the Earp brothers live and Wyatt dies.
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Casablanca.

I'l give Battleship Potemkin a close second. Considering the equipment and conditions Sergei Eisenstein had to work with it is a masterpiece.

Hard to compare them because the American and Russian schools were so different.
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Not sure there is a "greatest" movie.

I am, and it's PULP FICTION!

If you haven't seen it, you must, and if you have, you know why.
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While Tombstone was certainly epic, the Dana Delany plot line was a huge yawn (imo). No chemistry whatsoever.

My honorable mentions include Pulp Fiction, the Godfather (pt.1), Hunt for Red October, and any of the Kurt Russell - John Carpenter collaborations.

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Jaws, partly because of Robert Shaw's monologue, but mostly because it is fantastic.
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The Blues Brothers, for the music, the comedy, the cameos, and the destruction of at least 60 cop cars.
Actually it was 103 police cars-a world record which stood until 104 cars were destroyed making "Blues Brothers 2000."
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Of all time?
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Of the last 10 years?
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