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Top 10 Films

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by B1n0ry, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. B1n0ry

    B1n0ry Bit Poster

    Hi All, I was wondering what 10 films you would take with you if you were to be stranded on a desert Island. Trilogies can count as one film, heres mine. (in no particular order)

    1. Star Wars (iv,v,vi)
    2. Godfather (1&2)
    3. The Matrix
    4. Its a Wonderful Life
    5. The Shawshank Redemption
    6. LOTR (triology)
    7. Goodfellows
    8. Leon
    9. Back to the Future (1)
    10.Any Laurel & Hardy / Harold Lloyd comedy..

    (the last one is a bit of a cop out really, couldnt pin it down to one particular title...:blink)...

    (FYI... the desert island comes with electrical outlets for your TV and DVD/Video players :biggrin)
  2. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    1. The Negotiator
    2. The Lawnmowerman
    3. The Day After Tomorrow (won't feel so hot then :D)
    4. Empire Records
    5. The Towering Inferno
    6. The Long Kiss Goodnight
    7. Underworld
    8. Underworld Evolution
    9. The Abyss
    10. Beetlejuice
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  3. B1n0ry

    B1n0ry Bit Poster

    ....The Towering Inferno.... what a classic.... by the end of this thread I'd have probably changed my films, :lol:
  4. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    The end of one era and the start of another, Steve McQueen passing the torch to Paul Newman :D
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    In no particular order, its just too hard to have a favourite with so many top films!

    American History X
    History of Violence
    Lord Of War
    Boiler Room
    Layer Cake
    Shawshank Redemption
    Carlito's Way

    Ar there's so many more as well...
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  6. Crito

    Crito Banned

    All ten of mine would be Abbott and Costello movies, just not sure which ten.
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: none
  7. Kraven

    Kraven Kilobyte Poster

    - Starwars (all)
    - 300
    - Pirates of the caribbean (1st one)
    - Dodgeball
    - Saw (1,2,3)
    - American Pie (1,2,3)
    - Just Friends
    - School of Rock
    - Spiderman (1,2)
    - Underworld

    Certifications: Network+, MCSA, 70-680
    WIP: A+, 70-685
  8. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

    hmmm tough one....

    Blues Brothers
    Star wars (ESB)
    Jackie Chans Project A
    What Dreams may come
    Pay it Forwards
    Batman (micheal keaton one)
    Batman Begins
    The Crow
    Certifications: Comptia A+, N+, MS 70-271, 70-272
    WIP: Being a BILB,
  9. kat731
    Honorary Member

    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    No particular order..

    1. Bullit
    2. Kind Hearts & Coronets
    3. French Connection
    4. Pirates of the Caribbean
    5. Ben Hur
    6. The Third Man
    7. Mutiny on the Bounty(Brando one)
    8. Predator 1&2
    9. Blade
    10. Fist full of Dollars(You laughing at my Mule?)
    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884
  10. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    01 - LOTR trilogy
    02 - Horse Feathers
    03 - Glengarry Glen Ross
    04 - The Village
    05 - Donnie Brasco
    06 - Silent Running
    07 - The Grudge (Japanese version, not the shitty hollywood remake)
    08 - Reservoir Dogs
    09 - The Machinist
    10 - Silent Hill
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  11. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Oh, tough one.

    I always used to be a Star Wars fan, but the prequels have changed everything - don't get me wrong, it is still awesome sci-fi, but it has lost some of its magic.

    I'm a definate for the Matrix - but again, the other films somewhat destroyed everything that gave the original 'wow' factor.

    Same for Highlander - the original had that sense of mystery, then they made a sequel which tried to explain everything by 'aliens'. Mad.

    Speaking of which, 'Aliens' is a definate favorite - not the others though, although I watch 'Aliens vs Predator' when I'm pissed and haven't got anything better to do.

    Chronicles of Riddick surprisingly good, as was Pitch Black.

    Current favorite is 'The Island' with Euan McGregor. You can pick it up for £5 in ASDA and I urge anyone who likes 'The Matrix' sort of thing to watch it. I don't recall it ever having much of a following, but it is superb in a 'wooo, so that's what is going on...' sort of way.

    Top Gun. Sorry - it's gay, but there we go.

    The Black Hole - grown up Disney, spooky stuff if you think about it.

    LOTR, the original semi-animated version - check it out.

    National Lampoon Xmas Vacation - a must for the Christmas period, we have a ritual viewing every year.

    How many is that?
    Oh, whatever.

    I spent a lot of time in Germany growing up, and saw a lot of films in German (some not even porn) so I have no idea what they were called in English. One was good, it's probably called 'Biohazard' or something with Rick Rossovitch.

    Oh, and Terminator, except for the last one.

    Still reading?

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  12. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    I'm shooting from the hip here:

    The Maltese Falcon
    True Lies
    Star Wars IV, V, VI
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    The Matrix
    The Incredibles
    The Great Escape
    The Invisible Man (Claude Rains)

    Of course there are tons more, but these are the first ones that popped into my head.
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  13. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster


    Forgot the Maltese Falcon

    It has my favourite line from a film ever:

    "I hope you're not letting yourself be influenced by the guns these pocket edition desperadoes are waving around"

    Bogart at his finest.

    In fact, I could do another top ten just of film noirs, but that would be boring...
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    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  14. B1n0ry

    B1n0ry Bit Poster

    I agree! thats why I only picked Eps IV, V and VI :D

    They absolutely spoiled that, :(

    ...I thought I heard or read somewhere that they didn't get to finish completing the whole trilogy, ran out of cash or something, but I did see the anim version years ago!:unsure

    ...Just remembered Animal House...:biggrin

    after reading the other threads, films begin popping up that you totally forgot about :biggrin , perhaps it would have been better to put into genre, but thats perhaps another thread :biggrin

    (....just rembered another good one that no-one mentioned, My Cousin Vinney, very funny :D)
  15. Lord Deckard

    Lord Deckard Byte Poster

    Not a lot to add to the thread and trying to get it down to just 10 would probably drive me insane....
    With everyone on Highlander. 2 and 3 where just utterly pointless. Endgame went and altered the whole mythology trying to bring the TV series into the equation but I actually enjoyed both the series and endgame...
    And Zeb, with you on pointless remakes and I admire your taste in "what the hells going on here??" films. Silent Hill (the games) really confused me, the film even more so.

    Just to add a couple of my choices tho;

    Grosse Pointe Blank - the only film where I have ever come out of the cinema, bought another ticket and gone straight back in.

    Serenity - Loved Firefly and it proves that the fanbase and the internet can resurrect a cancelled franchise.

    Night Watch - Bloody amazing and I can't wait for the rest of the trilogy. Been a fairly long wait but the second one is finally on the horizon.

    Resident Evil 1&2 - Complete no brainers but I can watch them repeatedly without getting bored with them and sooo grateful they didn't completely shaft the source material.

    Gonna shut up now...

    Lord Deckard.
    Certifications: A+, MCDST
    WIP: N+ and CCNA
  16. Stevie

    Stevie Byte Poster

    So many good films so little space........

    Gone in 60 seconds
    Police acadamy (all of em)
    Aliens (all of em)
    The great escape
    The terminator

    Can't think of any more just yet though........
    WIP: A+, Network+, Security+
  17. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    There are so many to choose from but this my fav film has only been mentioned once by Twizzle:

    The Blues Brothers ( the second film was pretty pants ) "It's 106 miles to Chicago"


    LOTR trilogy but esp The Return of the King
    Any Black and White war film
    Uncle Buck - sad i know but I laugh at it
    Star Wars 4, 5 and 6
    Star Trek - The voyage Home - "Everyone remember where we parked"
    The Killing Fields
    The Green Mile

    The list is endless
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    WIP: Breathing in and out, but not out and in, that's just wrong
  18. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    Well here goes:

    Independence Day
    All Matrix Films
    All Star Wars Films
    All Superman Films (Well 1, 2 and Returns mainly)
    Back To The Future 2
    Finding Nemo
    Toy Story 2
    All Batman Films (well not so much Joel Schumacher versions hehe)
    All Alien Films
    The Incredibles
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  19. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

    In no order:

    1) Children of men
    2) The Lost Boys
    3) Stealing Beauty
    4) Stand by me
    5) The green mile
    6) The silence of the lambs
    7) To Kill a mockingbird
    8 ) Austen powers goldmember
    9) Am I allowed a pole dancing tutorial DVD? (desert islands have plenty of bamboo to dance around)
    10) Pan's Labyrinth
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  20. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    Anything with Carmen Electra, a pole and bamboo is perfectly welcome by me :biggrin
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life

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