Best movies ever?



  • So, what would you consider the best movies of each of the main genres (feel free to make up new genres if the ones I use below don’t encompass enough :P)? For me, I’ll say…

    Drama: Donnie Darko

    Comedy: The Princess Bride (in a close second would be Clue The Movie)

    Action: The Matrix

    Suspense: The Sixth Sense

    Horror: The Ring

    War: Patton (I’ll admit, I’ve hardly seen any war movies, but I think we can all agree this was a great one :D)



  • OK, my turn…

    Drama:  Taps

    Comedy:  Airplane!  (and Monty Python ich den holy grailen)

    Action:  Aliens (#2)

    Suspense:  Alien (the original)

    Horror:  Nightmare on Elm Street (the original… gave me nightmares.  Amityville Horror would be a clsoe seconde because it game me MANY nightmares, but that had a lot to do with having seen in in the theater when I was 7 or 8).

    War:  Patton, Bridge on the River Kwai (toss-up)



  • By far (nothing else is even in the same  ballpark)  the best movie ever is “Once upon a time in the west”……I give an honorable mention to “The Godfather”, and “Scarface”



  • “Ferris Buellers Day Off” is the best movie ever.  You know why?  Cause im Abe Froman, The Sausage King of Chicago, bitch!  😄



  • Drama: A Few Good Men
    Comedy: Major League
    Action: The Hunt for Red October (if it counts)
    Suspense: Memento
    Sci-Fi: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
    Horror: Saw I
    War: The Thin Red Line



  • I had not picked a sci-fi film,but have to agree with Yanny on that one.  Wrath of Khan is an AWESOME flick.  And Khan SHOULD have gotten the “Best Supporting Actor” Oscar that year…



  • Damn, I forgot Memento; that was an awesome movie, I think it’ll have to tie with The Sixth Sense for my favorite suspense.


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    Drama: Inn of the sixth happiness, Rounders, Ran
    Comedy: Friday after next, Dont be a menace ( while drinking your juice in the hood), the great dictator
    Action: Transporter (first 45 minutes), scarface, king of new york
    Suspense: Glen Gary, Glen Ross, Usual suspects
    Sci-Fi: Empire strikes back, Battlestar Galactica
    Horror: Destroy all Monsters
    War: Longest Day, Sparticus, Conspiracy
    Cartoon: anything with disney/warner brothers and Hitler made during world war two.



  • @Imperious:

    Drama: Inn of the sixth happiness, Rounders, Ran
    Comedy: Friday after next, Dont be a menace ( while drinking your juice in the hood), the great dictator
    Action: Transporter (first 45 minutes), scarface, king of new york
    Suspense: Glen Gary, Glen Ross, Usual suspects
    Sci-Fi: Empire strikes back, Battlestar Galactica
    Horror: Destroy all Monsters
    War: Longest Day, Sparticus, Conspiracy
    Cartoon: anything with disney/warner brothers and Hitler made during world war two.

    That is by far the best list in this thread.  You my friend win.  😉



  • Best movies ever, eh……

    Drama: Heat

    Comedy: Tenacious D “Pick of Destiny” I know its not out just yet but if it’s anything like the HBO show, it will rock.

    Action: Desperado/ Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    suspense: The Ninth Gate

    Horror: Evil Dead/Dawn of the Dead-original one.

    War: Platoon


  • 2007 AAR League

    Drama: Godfather 2

    Comedy: Caddyshack

    Action: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

    Suspense: Silence of the Lambs

    Sci-Fi: The Empire Strikes Back is in a league all it’s own.

    Horror: Halloween

    War: Apocalypse Now


  • 2007 AAR League

    great pick with the great dictator.  i went to blockbuster, and of course they didnt have it.  oh TCM why wont you play it again?

    The world, the world!



  • @Wargaming_nut:

    Drama: Donnie Darko

    I wouldnt call Donnie Darko a drama.  It is however a good movie, but I think I would classify that movie under Sci-Fi.



  • You know, I just realized that we are being a bit sexist in our movie choices…

    Best Chick Flick:  Pretty Woman

    Best tear-jerker:  Ghost

    Best Lifetime Movie:  They are all the same.

    :mrgreen:



  • @ncscswitch:

    You know, I just realized that we are being a bit sexist in our movie choices…

    Best Chick Flick:  Pretty Woman

    Best tear-jerker:  Ghost

    Best Lifetime Movie:  They are all the same.

    :mrgreen:

    Yea Pretty Woman is a good choice but for tear-jerker Id have to say “A Walk to Remember.”  That was a very sad movie at the end.  😢

    Actually for Chick Flick Id have to pick “When the boys are away, the girls will play.”  That movie is a really great Chick Flick……I kid I kid.  :lol:



  • Don’t forget about “cool hand luke”!! Can you tell that I’m an old fart?



  • @MADDOGG:

    Don’t forget about “cool hand luke”!! Can you tell that I’m an old fart?

    Ill have to say yea.  Like WTF is that?  😐



  • Thats Paul Newman in his prime dude. Ever heard of him? Chicks use to really dig him. He had another very good movie called “the  hustler” , about a pool shark. Check out some of them old movies. Some are great classics!!



  • @MADDOGG:

    Thats Paul Newman in his prime dude. Ever heard of him? Chicks use to really dig him. He had another very good movie called “the  hustler” , about a pool shark. Check out some of them old movies. Some are great classics!!

    Ohhhhhhh that guy!  Never seen any of his movies.  Ill have to check some out.  Anyways, I finally decided to stop being lazy so heres my list.

    Drama:

    Comedy: Snatch (you like dags?)

    Action: Last Action Hero!!  I kid.  :lol:  Ill give this one to The Rock (Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery are the roxxors.)

    Suspense: Fight Club (I dont know if this would classify under this but its a damn good movie.)

    Sci-Fi: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

    War: Stalingrad

    Anime: Akira (made in the late 80’s, it was the best damn looking anime in its time.)

    Adventure: Indiana Jones and at a very close second would come National Treasure.


  • 2019 Moderator

    My lists of good movies change with time and mood here’s what I’ve got tonight:

    Drama: Easy Rider (I love the ending)
    Comedy: Shawn of the Dead
    Action: Any of the Indiana Jones movies.  (Good action always has Nazis)
    Sci-Fi: Starship Troopers (All I gota say is: Bugs, Boobs and Nuclear RPGs…)
    Horror: The Hills Have Eyes Original (I saw it in the Drive in and had nitemares for years.)
    War: Saving Private Ryan (still the most realistic I think)
    Cartoon: Heavy Metal (Them cartoon chicks are hot!)



  • Welcome back DF!

    As for Heavy Metal…  yep, HUGE flower shaped mamalian protruberances with flower shaped nipples.  Guess it falls under the category of “American Anime” 🙂

    In the same line of thinking…
    Best Porn Plot:  Cafe Flesh

    Best Porn Special Effects:  Juranal Park (gotta love the guy holding the one color plastic dinosaurs and moving htem back and forth in front of the camera going “ggrrr, grrr” as the “footage” of the dinosaurs rampaging through the island!)

    And some of the other categories we missed earlier that folks might want to add…

    Best Musical  (My Fair Lady is at or near the top of that cat for me)
    Best Western (not the hotel chain 😛 )

    And some sub-categories could have their own rating too…

    Best Zombie Movie:  Resident Evil is my personal fave in that line
    Best Star Trek Movie:  Wrath of Khan
    Best Star Wars Movie:  Original
    Best Classic Sci-Fi:  Forbidden Planet
    Best Monster Movie:  Godzilla (the original)



  • Damn, I can’t pick just one.



  • Best Action:  Top Gun, Return of the King, Armageddon (if you can get past the ridiculous premise - sound track is awesome)
    Best Drama:  The American President (The West Wing in movie form)
    Best Cartoon:  The Incredibles
    Best Horror:  The Shining - the music makes the picture
    Best Western:  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Best Comedy:  Spaceballs, Top Secret
    Best Musical:  The Little Shop of Horrors (Steve Martin as the sadistic dentist and Bill Murray as the masochistic patient is amazing - I don’t know about you but all dentists are sadistic in my mind)
    Best Cult Movie:  Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Best Star Trek Movies:  The Journey Home, First Contact

    Best Star Trek Episodes Ever:

    TOS:  City on the Edge of Forever, Balance of Terror, A Piece of the Action, Spectre of the Gun
    TNG:  The Naked Now, Inner Light, The Best of Both Worlds, Yesterday’s Enterprise, Deja Q
    DS9:  Q-Less, Rules of Acquistion, Crossover, Past Tense, The Magnificent Ferenghi, The Siege of AR-558
    STV:  The Q and the Grey, Scorpion, The Killing Game, Unimatrix Zero
    STE:  Shuttlepod One, The Catwalk, Stratagem, Storm Front

    SS



  • @saburo:

    Best Comedy:  Spaceballs

    That movie is funny as hell!  :lol:

    HELMET: Who made that man a gunner?
    MAJOR: I did, sir. He’s my cousin.

    HELMET: Who is he?

    SANDURZ: He’s an Asshole, sir.

    HELMET: I know that. What’s his name?

    SANDURZ: That is his name, sir. Asshole, Major Asshole.

    HELMET: And his cousin?

    SANDURZ: He’s an Asshole, too, sir. Gunner’s-mate, 1st Class, Philip Asshole.

    HELMET: How many Assholes we got on this ship, anyhow?

    ALL: Yo!

    HELMET: I knew it. I’m surrounded by Assholes. Keep firing, Assholes.



  • Snotty beamed me last night… it was incredible.


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