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Id be shocked if you didnt like either. At least I know youd appreciate the artistry of the effects. Though Altered States is over 30 years old and looks it, the acting and storytelling would sustain it today, imo. The Cell is great for visuals, but average for the rest. Nah its not an art film, the story was standard. Anyway if you ever come across them I think youd like em'
Huh. What about my favorites makes you think that?



Teeter's "Thor" is one of my favorites. I like "BvS" & "Seven". I'm not a fan of "Man of Steel" purely because of inherent characteristics of Superman. I haven't seen the other three.


Redwell's top 10 consists of movies I haven't seen.


Honeykids's top 10 isn't very familiar to me. I did like "Gone with the Wind" when I watched it a decade ago.


Miss Vicky gets thumbs up for "Gladiator", "The Big Lebowski" & "Ratatouile", which is one of my very favorite animations. "Up" is not my cup of tea, because of tedious chases in the second half of the movie and sentimentality. I did not like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" when I watched it after release, but I would hold hope to change my mind if I was to rewatch it. I have not seen the other five.


I just recently updated my Top 10 severely, I would like to see what you guys think of it
Your top 10 is the most solid top 10 so far. I like all movies, even the overrared "Pulp Fiction". and two movies I haven't seen: "Citizen Cane" & "Dr. Strangelove", I would expect to like.


Omnizoa's "Inception" & "The Dark Knight" are two of my favorites. I'm not a fan of "Aliens" because aliens took out earth's most elite military squad with ease, but one female scientist took out a squad of aliens. I haven't seen the others.


Vinkevin's #1 "Mulholland Drive" is also my #1. The ending of "Memento" makes it worth a watch. I would like to see "Persona", but I pretty much have no interest in the rest.



I have changed my list to real top 10, you are welcome to critique.
  1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  2. The Fifth Element (1997)
  3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  4. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  5. Snowpiercer (2013)
  6. Tropic Thunder (2008)
  7. Chicago (2002)
  8. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  9. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  10. True Romance (1993)



The Fifth Element (1997)
I watched The Fifth Element again recently – brilliant film. It's a feast for the eyes and wasn't Milla Jovovich excellent? You really believe that's an alien in human form.



I liked Chicago. I saw it twice back when it came out, but I've not seen it since. Similarly with Twelve Monkeys and Thelma & Louise I saw them two or three times in the year or two around their release, but not since. I didn't like Tropic Thunder, but I wasn't expecting to. I thought I'd really like The Fifth Element, but I didn't. At all. The strangest one is True Romance, which I used to love and have seen many, many times, but the last time I watched it I turned it off before Drexler turned up. It was annoying me and the thought of having to put up with Drexler was enough for me to abort without looking back.

I've not seen any of the others.
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Sorry, SIB, I forgot you were the next one.

I used to really dislike Alien, but the last couple of times I've seen it I've liked it more. I still don't like it, but I like it more than I did. I'd probably have it about
+ atm.

I saw The Adventures of Baron Munchausen when it was released on video over here. I only saw it the once but I hated it. I thought it was boring except when it was being stupid and, when it was stupid, I hated it. Uma, though.... The 15 year old HK like that bit..... A lot.



Sorry, SIB, I forgot you were the next one.
It's alright, you've got to get in there quick haven't you.

I used to really dislike Alien, but the last couple of times I've seen it I've liked it more. I still don't like it, but I like it more than I did. I'd probably have it about
+ atm.
Yeah, a few people aren't keen – can you pin down why you disliked it?

I saw The Adventures of Baron Munchausen when it was released on video over here. I only saw it the once but I hated it. I thought it was boring except when it was being stupid and, when it was stupid, I hated it. Uma, though.... The 15 year old HK like that bit..... A lot.
Yeah she was gorgeous.

I'm sure the humour isn't for everyone, a bit like Monty Python. Terry Gilliam has a habit of creating a device to get into the fantasy – apparently his Don Quixote film originally involved Johnny Depp as some kind of executive who ended up in the story. I can't think of anything worse, and the town in Adventures has a similar knack of getting in the way. That's why I prefer the German film now – even though it uses a narrative device of its own. My favourite bit in Adventures is the flashback to the Baron making off with the Sultan's treasure, which is about as cinematic as you can get really.



I liked Chicago. I saw it twice back when it came out, but I've not seen it since. Similarly with Twelve Monkeys and Thelma & Louise I saw them two or three times in the year or two around their release, but not since. I didn't like Tropic Thunder, but I wasn't expecting to. I thought I'd really like The Fifth Element, but I didn't. At all. The strangest one is True Romance, which I used to love and have seen many, many times, but the last time I watched it I turned it off before Drexler turned up. It was annoying me and the thought of having to put up with Drexler was enough for me to abort without looking back.

I've not seen any of the others.
Weird I suppose, even as a lapsed Terry Gilliam fan, but I've never seen Twelve Monkeys, only parts of it.

Interview with the Vampire's good, I liked that very much. And Stephen Rea's in it which is always a plus.



His top 10 is the same since I joined thd forum in 2012:

Jaws - Good movie, very entertaining prototype of the modern blockbuster.
Gone with the Wind - Never watched it but my grandmother loves it.
Charlie's Angels - Watched it back in 2000, don't remember much of it other than being a typical forgettable movie experience.
The Straight Story - Surprisingly excellent I watched it back in 2014.
Taxi Driver - A conservative choice here, a true introspective classic of youth American social alienation.
Goodfellas - Well made but it idolizes petty crime. I would rather have a movie that idolizes the Nazi doctor Mengele or something really hardcore, petty crime is just lame and I don't understand the fascination American culture has with petty criminals.
Death Race 2000 - I am interested in watching it.
Enter the Dragon - Masterpiece of action pornography.
Man Bites Dog - Never heard of it.
Interview with the Vampire - A cool Hollywood blockbuster, was more memorable than Charlie's Angels.



Yeah, a few people aren't keen – can you pin down why you disliked it?
I just found it quite boring. That, and I really don't/didn't like Sigourney Weaver back then. She's less annoying as she gets older, but I'm still not a fan.

It is odd, as I'm a big fan of slasher films and this is one in all but name, but I was just bored. I always liked it more than Aliens, though. Even when I really didn't like it, I liked it more than Aliens. I hate that film. The third one was my favourite.



I just found it quite boring. That, and I really don't/didn't like Sigourney Weaver back then. She's less annoying as she gets older, but I'm still not a fan.
Yeah I suppose I thought the same the first time round – an hour to really get going. Now that doesn't register for me.

It is odd, as I'm a big fan of slasher films and this is one in all but name, but I was just bored. I always liked it more than Aliens, though. Even when I really didn't like it, I liked it more than Aliens. I hate that film. The third one was my favourite.
That's interesting – I like Alien 3 as well but it's heavy going. There's a great episode of the interview programme Living the Life where, during their conversation together, Charles Dance and Paul McGann talk a bit about filming it.

I like Aliens as well, especially Lance Henriksen. Actually when I saw some of it again recently I found Sigourney Weaver pretty unconvincing in places, which was a big shock.



Well made but it idolizes petty crime. I would rather have a movie that idolizes the Nazi doctor Mengele or something really hardcore, petty crime is just lame and I don't understand the fascination American culture has with petty criminals.
I wouldn't exactly call multi-million dollar heists and multiple murders petty crime.



As bad as she is, she's not as bad as that bloody kid.
It's funny that Carrie Henn said her friends used to tease her by ending sentences with "mostly".



Originally Posted by Tugg
Omnizoa's "Inception" & "The Dark Knight" are two of my favorites. I'm not a fan of "Aliens" because aliens took out earth's most elite military squad with ease, but one female scientist took out a squad of aliens. I haven't seen the others.
*laughs* It took blowing up the whole facility which any one of them could have done, but didn't do because she was the only one not beholden to Weyland Yutani's orders to preserve the site.

Originally Posted by Tugg
I have changed my list to real top 10, you are welcome to critique.
  1. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  2. The Fifth Element (1997)
  3. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
  4. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
  5. Snowpiercer (2013)
  6. Tropic Thunder (2008)
  7. Chicago (2002)
  8. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  9. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  10. True Romance (1993)
Seen 2, 3, 4, and 6, and The Fifth Element definitely wouldn't top that list for me. Extremely resistant to see Mulholland Drive after Eraserhead and Blue Velvet. My favorite in that list would probably be Pan's Labyrinth. Actually, I've probably seen most of Thelma & Louise, but I don't remember it very well.

SeeingisBelieving
Interesting to see Munchausen take up your two top spots. I've only seen the second one and I've been itching to watch it again. Been tempted to see the first as well.
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Extremely resistant to see Mulholland Drive after Eraserhead and Blue Velvet.
Of the two, it is more similar to "Blue Velvet". But it is more similar to "Lost Highway" or first season of "Twin Peaks". It is a bit similar to "Eyes Wide Shut".



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10. Napoleon Dynamite directed by Jared Hess -
I'll never not love this movie, for real. Every time I watch it I cry with laughter, I get this stupid looking grin on my face, and quote along with every memorable word of dialogue it throws at me. It is an alltime favorite.
9. Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy -
On the ground of cinematography alone the film is phenomenal, but combined with the amazing acting, gritty visuals, and a morbidly gripping story, this movie never fails to have you on the edge of your seat, waiting for the next moment of fear. Jake Gyllenhaal has now cemented himself as one of the best actors I have ever seen, becoming this uncomfortable and emotionless character, but still making him compelling to watch. I could not be more pleased and I cannot convey my love of this movie in words.
8. The Lego Movie directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller -
I paid good money for this movie, and I've watched it at least 5 times. And every time I find something new to enjoy about it. Visually it's astounding, the voice acting is great, the jokes fit the bill for every viewers age, and it's a very intelligent and thought provoking story. And it's fun.
7. The Thing directed by John Carpenter -
This instantly became one of my favorite horror movies, and probably one of my favorites of all time. The Thing has the most perfect execution of terror and bone chilling ambiance, using Ennio Morricone's heartpouding rhythmic beats to drive this constant feeling of dread into you. I had to look up his name, but Rob Bottin, is the heart and soul of this film. His breathtakingly horrific practical effects are so disgusting and beautiful it honestly makes the movie as perfect as it is.
6. Dead Man Walking directed by Tim Robbins -
This, this is what a religious movie should be. Not hamfisted, not overtly against outside culture, it should be real, gritty, and not shying away from the darkness of life. Words cannot quite express my feelings about this movie, I call it brilliant in the lightest sense. The editing visuals were perfectly done, don't even get me started on the beauty of the acting, and the great dialogue writing, only add on to the list of things this film does right.
5. Stand By Me directed by Rob Reiner -
This film is practically timeless, and I say that after having seen it only once. Seldom a film with child acting that doesn't leave me annoyed, and this movie gave performances better than certain adult actors. The story was very tightly paced, beautifully written, and a classic by every means. I love this film, no other way to say it.
4. The Breakfast Club directed by John Hughes -
I don't know at what moment it just clicked for me, but the compelling weirdness of all the characters became one of the most charming aspects. Every actor brought a performance almost essential to the characters, and I don't think without them I would've loved it as much. I could watch this over and over, and I think I would get more out of it. It's been a while since I've been this in love with a movie.
3. 12 Angry Men directed by Sidney Lumet -
Filled with very good performances in a well contained story, making you question every single idea that forms itself into the plot. Showing it's age, but even in today it has compelling idea, well written themes of stereotyping, and a realistic darkness.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road directed by George Miller -
I preordered this movie, and got a free digital copy. First thing I did was stream it to the TV. This film is a masterpiece of action cinema. The visuals are stunning, the story is simplistically brilliant, and the characters are gripping in their subtle ways. This is definitely one of the best films ever made, it's perfect.
1. Children of Men directed by Alfonso Cuarón -
A visual masterpiece of film so well written and filmed that it goes right in every way, there was never a dull moment. The cinematography is gorgeous in every way and helps the story have a real and earthly feel that makes me question whether or not this could actually happen. One of the most real and gripping dystopian movies I have ever seen.
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10. Napoleon Dynamite
9. Nightcrawler
8. The Lego Movie
7. The Thing
6. Dead Man Walking
5. Stand By Me
4. The Breakfast Club
3. 12 Angry Men
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
1. Children of Men
Your top 10 is solid. I haven't seen "Napoleon Dynamite", the rest I like to greater or lesser extent.