What are your favorite kind of movies?

Just saw that Brad Pitt & Leo are confirmed to start filming for a Tarantino directed film coming next year. At the same time, Will Smith just confirmed he just started filming a movie directed by Oscar winning Ang Lee (Life of Pi).

2018 looks like it's gonna be a great year of films (from the consumer standpoint - RIP to theatres in the near-distant future?).

That being said, what are your favorite genres or types of movies?
I enjoy origin stories the most, with some adventure, Sci-Fi, or action. What I prioritize the most, however, is the cinematography, intellectual provocation, and/or setting.

Some of my favorite movies:

  • The Dark Knight
  • Four Brothers
  • Interstellar
  • Annihilation
  • Django
  • Inception
  • Casino Royale
  • Skyfall
  • Ocean's 11
  • The Prestige
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Godfather
  • Rocky
  • Logan
  • Get Out
  • Argo
  • The Island
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Seven Pounds
  • Bladerunner 2049
  • 300
  • Gladiator
  • Ex Machina
  • End of Watch
  • Limitless
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • A Shape of Water
  • Life of Pi
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • Lion
  • Jurassic Park: The Lost World
  • World War Z
  • I Am Legend

The list honestly goes on... that's probably not even a third of my favorite movies.

Who are your favorite directors and films, why? What movies do you look forward to in 2018 and moving forward? If you could direct any one film with an unlimited budget, what kind of film would you produce?

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Mar 1, 2018

Our list is pretty much identical.

Quentin Tarantino, and Martin Scorsese are my favorite directors. Only film I dislike from Tarantino is Kill Bill, everything about that movie seems silly.

Reservoir Dogs, the plot in general is just pretty badass (intro is all you need). I like how it takes place in one day, and how you get the plot of each character during the film

Casino, classic Mob film. Jewish Gangster outside of the family is a great gambler and runs the Tangiers for the Italian mobs up North but comes in conflict with some badass Southerns and a crazy wife.

Goodfellas, again, classic Mob film. I like how it follows Henry Hill from his childhood all the way up to him coming to the point of getting potentially hit by someone who looked after him his whole life.

Scarface. This is my favorite movie I have, and will probably have watched. A Cuban immigrant coming into the best part of Florida and becoming a cocaine kingpin. I like the vibe of the film being in South Beach. The Mariel Harbor is an interesting story along with the mass emigration from Cuba due to Castro's regime. I like Montana's side of the story, and how he encounters corrupt bankers, politicians, officers, and hint on capitalism.

One thing I can definitely safe that I love about all these films is the diversity of the characters.

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Mar 2, 2018

That's fucking awesome, Tarantino and Scorsese are definitely in my top three. With Christopher Nolan being my absolute favorite; he just can't make a bad film - my dream world consists of him directing Bond 25 next year, but that's 100% not happening - dude that directed Slumdog Millionaire is in talks to direct that.

Honorable Mention: Guillermo Del Toro

I've never seen Reservoir Dogs or Goodfellas (--I know), but i'll have to get to them asap now.

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

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Mar 2, 2018

Damn, I heard that rumor about Nolan and Bond 25 too. That would have been unbelievable.

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Mar 1, 2018
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Mar 1, 2018
  • Gladiator
  • 300
  • Troy
  • Braveheart
  • The Patriot
  • Blackhawk Down
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Last Samurai
  • Kingdom of Heaven
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • End of Watch
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Apocolypto
  • Thin Red Line
  • Assassination of Jesse James
  • Enemy at the Gates
  • Robin Hood
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Blood Diamond
  • 3:10 to Yuma
  • Lone Survivor
  • Gattaca
  • Fury
  • Allied
  • The Perks of being a Wallflower
  • No tears for the dead
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Cinderella Man
  • Training Day
  • The Man from no where
  • Man on Fire
  • Public Enemies
  • American Pyscho
  • Wallstreet 1 & 2
  • The Big Short
  • Boiler Room
  • Shutter Island
  • Alexander
  • Master & Commander
  • Dead Presidents

just a few off the top of my head

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Mar 1, 2018

None of the Jason Bourne series?

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Mar 2, 2018

The Jason Bourne series were great. But I refrained from series otherwise I would have listed James Bond and Rush Hour.

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Mar 2, 2018

Realllllllly good list. Had to go back and update mine, every minute that goes by I keep remembering some amazing films! Did you enjoy Dunkirk?

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Mar 2, 2018

Thank you. I did enjoy Dunkirk and watched it when it premiered in theaters.

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Mar 2, 2018

Props for 3:10 to Yuma, highly underrated, best western movie of this millenium thus far imo.

Mar 2, 2018

3:10 to Yuma both original and remake are great.

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Jul 26, 2018
Jamie_Diamond:

- Gladiator
- 300
- Troy
- Braveheart
- The Patriot
- Blackhawk Down
- Saving Private Ryan
- The Last Samurai
- Kingdom of Heaven
- Last of the Mohicans
- End of Watch
- Hotel Rwanda
- Apocolypto
- Thin Red Line
- Assassination of Jesse James
- Enemy at the Gates
- Robin Hood
- Pearl Harbor
- Blood Diamond
- 3:10 to Yuma
- Lone Survivor
- Gattaca
- Fury
- Allied
- The Perks of being a Wallflower
- No tears for the dead
- A Bronx Tale
- Cinderella Man
- Training Day
- The Man from no where
- Man on Fire
- Public Enemies
- American Pyscho
- Wallstreet 1 & 2
- The Big Short
- Boiler Room
- Shutter Island
- Alexander
- Master & Commander
- Dead Presidents

just a few off the top of my head

Boiler Room was mad homo and should not be next to such classics as Training Day, Bambi, and Dead Presidents..

Bunch of faggie white guys acting hard. One does a line of coke and drops a N bomb in the first 10 min.

Rap music is constantly playing in the background of this movie full of white guys. The only diversity is a fat black female secretary?! Seth quotes the late Notorious B.I.G. WTF! Christopher Wallace must be rolling in his grave.

Ben Afflec is bragging about all his money. He dumps it on a car and has a huge house with nothing in it. Bunch of "BSD ballers" are watching Wall Street on a Friday night with Ben wearing a Trojan hat no homo?

One of the bar scenes they are playing dice. I think this is the only time in history white boys played ghetto dice.

The white jew in the movie calls his white coworkers nigga-rich.

The white two jews are fighting over the fat black secretary. Since when do white guys chase the brown chocolate?

Too many bottles with no models...

And so forth. This movie was just bad all around.

Mar 1, 2018

Robin Hood men in Tights
Blazing Saddles
Porkys

I laughed so hard the first time I watched them in my youth (10-15 yrs) ago

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Mar 1, 2018

Completely agree; Interstellar and Inception are quite possibly the best movies ever made

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Mar 2, 2018

Many excellent choices listed above, but Inglorious Basterds was a serious omission if you ask me.

Mar 2, 2018

Can't believe I forgot that one.. Christoph Waltz' performance was brilliant

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Mar 2, 2018

My favorite all-time villain, followed closely by Heath Ledger's Joker and Daniel Day Lewis as The Butcher in Gangs of New York.

Mar 2, 2018

The Marvel movies are actually really awesome in so many ways. The way they created an interconnected universe with their movies similar to the comics they are based on is really interesting.

All of the people who work on the films are really passionate about the source material. It's really heart-warming and great to see the product of passionate people who truly enjoy what they are creating.

I could go on for hours about how much I love the Marvel movies.

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Mar 2, 2018

Well said. I was thinking about including the first Iron Man, I really enjoyed it and have always loved Robert Downey Jr.'s performance as Tony.

The billions of dollars they've invested in the past decade to all lead to this one point this year is definitely worthy of noting and has never been seen before; but I can't bring myself to compare any of them as standalone to some of the films listed here. Great movies nonetheless; and I can't wait to keep paying to watch them!

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Mar 2, 2018

Not a lot of new ones added to my list, but this is generally the ones that always come to mind for me:

Inception
Shutter Island
Skyfall
Casino Royale
Wolf of Wall Street (sorry but it's entertaining)
American Psycho
The Departed
Requiem for a Dream (but I'll probably never watch it again)
Dark Knight

Goldfinger is a good movie but it's so old it doesn't really compete with these.

I like the Jason Bourne movies a lot, but hard for me to remember which of them would be my favorite, and I wouldn't say the whole series is worthy of being on this list.

edit: Catch Me If You Can also a good one

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Mar 2, 2018

In terms of movies about the crisis- Probably liked Margin Call way better than The Big Short. Surprised no one has mentioned this yet

Some action movies that I loved:
Sicario- highly recommend
13 Hours- Benghazi movie with John Krasinski
American Sniper
Jason Bourne Series
Old James Bond- Ones with Bronsnan

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Mar 4, 2018

Ditto on Sicario (eagerly awaiting sequel). And any film with Benicio Del Toro. Usual Suspects... oldie but goodie.

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Mar 2, 2018

What is with the lack of animated films? Have you guys abandoned your childhoods? I was actually watching the Pinky and the Brain the other night, such a great show. My favorite director is Christopher Nolan, although the Coen Brothers, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee, and Scorsese are also favorites. Spike Lee has been washed for a while though. My favorite kind of movies are thrillers. Now on to the list.

  • Inception
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Prestige
  • Memento
  • Mad Max: Fury Road (my heart longs for a sequel)
  • Toy Story series
  • The Incredibles
  • Superbad
  • American Pie (just the first one)
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Do The Right Thing
  • Boyz N Da Hood
  • Dope
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Shining
  • Up
  • Wall-E
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Lord of The Rings series
  • Harry Potter series (not that they're good movies but I can't help it, I read all the books starting in 3rd grade)
  • Juice
  • White Men Can't Jump
  • The Godfather 1 & 2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Spider-Man 2
  • X-Men 2
  • Step Brothers
  • Gladiator
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Seven
  • Unbreakable
  • Remember the Titans
  • Safe House
  • Heat
  • Leon the Professional
  • Men in Black
  • Dunkirk
  • Back to the Future
  • Fast times at Ridgemont High
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Ferris Bueller's day off
  • Next Day Air
  • Pineapple Express
  • Super Troopers
  • Inside Man
  • The Italian Job

I'll stop there, way too many man.

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Mar 2, 2018

Doc Oc from Spider-Man 2 is probably my favorite spider-man villain from the films so far!

"It is not our circumstance that controls us, but our thoughts that control our circumstance." -James Allen

Mar 5, 2018

Can't believe I forgot Memento. Such a cool movie.

Jul 23, 2018

Absolutely impeccable taste in movies. My list would be similar minus a few and plus a few others.

Jul 23, 2018

Watched the Incredibles 2 this past weekend. Twas magical.

Mar 2, 2018

In no order

the departed
gangs of new york
inception
no country for old men

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Mar 3, 2018

Trading Places is pretty good, classic. You should check it out if you haven't yet

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Mar 4, 2018

Thank You For Smoking.

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Mar 4, 2018

Couple of movies that come to mind:

  • Fight club (maybe my absolute nr.1)
  • Avatar
  • Dunkirk
  • Interstellar
  • Band of brothers mini series
  • Collateral beauty
  • superbad
  • The imitation game
  • Wall Street

I'm also a big fan of cheap action movies like the transporter series or rush hour lol

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Mar 5, 2018

+
+ Brimstone
+ The Killing of a Sacred Deer
+ mother!
+ Wind River
+ The Hostiles
+ Atomic Blonde
+ Polina
+ The Birth of a Nation
+ Equity
+ Cafe Society
+ Room
+ The Witch
+ Live Die Repeat
+ Gone Girl
+ Showgirls
+ The Departed
+ Annihilation
+ Molly's Game
+ Get Out (already named above somewhere)
+ Leviathan
+ Equilibrium
+ I Am Legend
+ Red Sparrow

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Mar 6, 2018

Mind if i do a J?

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Apr 2, 2018

I watch films of different genres. It all depends on mood. Revised the "Shawshank Redemption" yesterday

Apr 5, 2018

I like movies about gladiators...

Jun 10, 2018

It will take much time if I I make a list of all great movies. But I guess, my favourite one is The Lord of the Rings.

Jul 23, 2018

The Shawshank Redemption,
Now You See Me,
Ocean's Eleven,
Dunkirk,
Stepmom

Jul 23, 2018

Really surprised nobody has mentioned Wes Anderson, big fan of Grand Budapest Hotel and Moonrise kingdom, otherwise a big fan of Scorsese/Nolan/Tarantino and films mentioned above

Jul 26, 2018
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