• The essential movie check-off list
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please add all those and more back
I've seen 26 movies on the new list - although it counts LoTR as 3 movies instead of 1 on the other list, so it's actually 21 movies (Star wars as a trillogy and LoTR aswell) [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/gus1t.jpg[/IMG]
Star Wars isn't really science fiction. It's more of an... action/adventure yes. As is Back to the Future. And A Clockwork Orange is in Sci-Fi too? Did you just put these films in random categories or what?
I would definitely call Star Wars Sci-fi. It's like.. The definitive Sci Fi saga. [IMG]http://i53.tinypic.com/or1dhg.jpg[/IMG]
[img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1106779/MahMovies.png[/img] It's color coded to match how much I liked it. Red=Very boring or other severe flaws Orange=Wasn't good Yellow=Meh Light Green=Great Dark Green= FUCKING AWESOME! White=Probably great and I want to see it. Why is Blade Runner on this list? From what I can remember it was pretty shitty, especially the last 40 minute chase scene. [editline]29th December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=mikeyt493;27048466]I would definitely call Star Wars Sci-fi. It's like.. The definitive Sci Fi saga.[/QUOTE] It's more fantasy than [i]science[/i] fiction. Minority Report, Surrogate, I, Robot or Avatar are real Sci Fi. Which reminds me, where the fuck are I, Robot and Minority Report on this list?
you red'ed blade runner and requiem for a dream get out of this section forever [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] and you 'meh'd' moon. thats like internet suicide.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27048555]you red'ed blade runner and requiem for a dream[/QUOTE] I'm sure Requiem for a Dream is good movie, but I didn't enjoy it at all. Blade Runner on the other hand is from a genre I really like, but was just really badly executed. And Moon wasn't bad or anything, but I don't get what makes it stand out. Big deal, [sp]he's a clone and doesn't know, The 6th Day had that too and was much more interesting IMO[/sp]
[QUOTE=Robber;27048712]Blade Runner on the other hand is from a genre I really like, but was just really badly executed.[/QUOTE] No you fucking didn't
Speaking of Blade Runner I've seen the Directors cut and I just got the Final Cut version on DVD. Is the difference that noticeable?
[QUOTE=Robber;27048712]I'm sure Requiem for a Dream is good movie, but I didn't enjoy it at all. Blade Runner on the other hand is from a genre I really like, but was just really badly executed. And Moon wasn't bad or anything, but I don't get what makes it stand out. Big deal, [sp]he's a clone and doesn't know, The 6th Day had that too and was much more interesting IMO[/sp][/QUOTE] i'm rounding up the lynching party
I'll bring the rope
Labyrinth is on there, but The Dark Crystal isn't? Kinda odd if you ask me, they're both worth seeing. I've seen a few of these and never heard of many.
Stardust is on there but Jarhead isn't? Oh my...
Stardust is cool.
I'm glad they put Amelie on one of them, that's a fantastic movie. I did both of them, since the second one was missing some good movies. [media]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n183/SovietWarrior42/or1iyv.jpg[/media] [media]http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n183/SovietWarrior42/1281791781459.jpg[/media] Premium cable and the internet has spoiled me. I just wish they had History of the World Pt. I, that's been so overshadowed by Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles, it's much more enjoyable than both of those.
[QUOTE=Ekalektik_1;27049814]Labyrinth is on there, but The Dark Crystal isn't? Kinda odd if you ask me, they're both worth seeing. I've seen a few of these and never heard of many.[/QUOTE] I thought Dark Crystal was way better honestly
The lack of Pulp Fiction on the OP's first post makes me sad. Is there no love for this great movie?
[QUOTE=mikeyt493;27048466]I would definitely call Star Wars Sci-fi. It's like.. The definitive Sci Fi saga. [img_thumb]http://i53.tinypic.com/or1dhg.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] Well no. Star Trek is the definitive Sci-Fi. Star Wars is the definitive space adventure. Sci-Fi generally involves exploring fictional, possibly future, technology, its consequences and implications and such. It isn't necessarily in space either. Matrix is Sci-Fi, Children of Men is Sci-Fi in some capacity, even though it doesn't explore technology it poses a what if question on humanity's fate and explores the consequences of that. Star Wars doesn't really have any of that, it's just a really great adventure in generic space town.
I liked [REC]2. Did no one else?
Pretty happy with my list. A lot of the ones I left I've seen partially, too. [img]http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/6782/crossedoff.jpg[/img]
i like how in that new list, clint eastwood totally dominates the western catagory, starring in at least 8 of them
[QUOTE=DhoomLord;27056456]The lack of Pulp Fiction on the OP's first post makes me sad. Is there no love for this great movie?[/QUOTE] I just got done with watching that. I'm all love for that movie.
Sci Fi means Science Fiction, not to hard to get that it is about fictional future science, usually technology.
neither of them are what I'd call essential lists, more of obvious entry level lists.
The Room should definitely be on that list. But really, I don't think Leon's on there, I might have overlooked it.
leon should be there definitely
I think debating what's on there is a bit moot. There are so many great films around putting them all in a single list would be too much. And inevitably you are going to miss some.
but input from everyone, and then a formed consensus, would help us create a better list. obviously people will suggest bad movies, but with enough people and good input you can form a good consensus.
[img]http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2833/filmso.jpg[/img] Here comes the hate
Just saw Moon, it was great.
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