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What is your favorite movie and why?

Mine has to be Boiler Room. Wolf of Wall Street takes all of its terminology and idea from the movie. Boiler Room is just a classic cast, plot and outcome. Margin Call is for nerds, American Psycho is about a psycho not about Wall Street, Wall Street (the real one) is probably the best just because of Michael Douglas. The Big Short is completly misguiding as well as Too Big Too Fail which portrays Hank Paulson as a hero.

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Comments (372)

Jul 20, 2017

American Pysco. I mean I can't be the only one fantasizing about slaying 3 hoes in bed and then slaying them on the stairs with my chainsaw.

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Jul 20, 2017

I laughed so hard at the fact that he has his shoes on but is completely naked in that chainsaw scene lmfao

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Jul 21, 2017

this is my next halloween costume

Jul 21, 2017

My friend got the raincoat one back then lol. I wanted to wear a suit, carry "Fore!" CD and a big ass knife but that would raise suspicion.

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Jul 20, 2017

Inception.
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Jul 20, 2017

I say that him seeing his kids in the end is real. The totem (spinner) wasn't his therefore wasn't real, the wedding ring was his totem which he had on when he saw his kids. His kids faces could also be a totem, he saw his kids faces in the end :,)

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Jul 20, 2017

Overrated.

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Jul 20, 2017

Incredible, your entire cinematic universe consists only of movies about Wall Street?

Btw, Boiler Room is literally based (very, very loosely) on Jordan Belfort's story.

Anything Christopher Nolan does is genius, along with David Fincher. Really hard to pick a favorite, although Interstellar is certainly a consistent go-to that I could watch again and again and again.

Margin Call is at least 3x as good as Boiler Room, imo.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

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Jul 21, 2017

both good, both different. Margin Call has a lot of finance truisms in there.

Jul 21, 2017

Margin Call is just too new but I like how the movie takes place in one day. BUT "VAR numbers" WTF!

I saw an article about the director of Boiler Room, it said he was interviewing at a brokerage (supposedly a boiler room) and that inspired him to make the movie.

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Jul 25, 2017

Margin Call - hands down best finance related movie imo as well. But outside of that Interstellar is hands down the most brilliant film I have ever seen. So much detail and intricate physics stuffs. Ive seen it at least 15 times and could easily watch it another 15.

Jul 25, 2017

I wanted to chime in with Interstellar as well but wanted to wait until the Wall Street movie circus was ended by someone else. Thank you sir.

My favorite changes over time as I see newer and better movies. A few that stand out in my memory: Interstellar, 2001: ASO, The Longest Day, any James Bond that isn't Pierce Brosnan, Downfall, Das Boot, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, anything Hayao Miyazaki does, The Matrix 1, Terminator 1+2, Ajeossi/Man from Nowhere, Infernal Affairs 1+2+3, and so many others. There are just so many good movies from all around the world that one can't really have a single favorite.

On the topic of Margin Call: probably the least bullshit movie about finance, and that's saying a lot because nobody in their right mind would act the way Jeremy Irons did in that boardroom. "THIS IS IT!!" No, it really isn't.

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Jul 25, 2017

Speaking of Christopher Nolan, looking forward to seeing Dunkirk - anyone see it yet?

Jul 27, 2017

My favorite Nolan so far -- knee-jerk reaction and recency bias since I only saw it a few days ago, but I'd put it in my top 20.

Jul 31, 2017

Saw it, stunning, beautiful. Absolutely one of my favorite films, like everything else he's made.

If you're looking for some Michael Bay schlock or some touchy-feely character development story, this is not it. It's just raw suspense, a massive storyline, the emotion and the feeling comes from the situation as a whole and how all plays out. Can't recommend it enough. Don't read the reviews before you go, they're mostly useless and written by morons.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

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Jul 31, 2017

My oh my, you read my mind, word for word.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

Jul 20, 2017

Shawshanke Redemption and law abiding citizen are a couple of my favorites. Why? Because they're good movies. I don't need a deeper reason than enjoying them.

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Jul 21, 2017

No Country for Old Men. Just a really tight, well controlled movie. The acting, cinematography, action, and pacing are all great, without being gratuitous. Plus I'm a sucker for Cormac McCarthy's writing.

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Jul 22, 2017

Absolutely one of the best films of all time, agreed.

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Jul 24, 2017

It was a little too slow for me, but the cinematography was otherwise amazing.

Jul 24, 2017

Great film!

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Jul 21, 2017

Top 4 (no order)

Inception
American Psycho
Shutter Island
Wolf of Wall St (and it has nothing to do with Wall Street, just the debauchery... that shit gets me hyped)

Jul 22, 2017
FinBrah:

Top few (no order)

Inception
Blood Diamond
Titanic
The Departed
Catch me if you Can
The Aviator
Total Eclipse
Gangs of New York
The Man In The Iron Mask
Shutter Island
Wolf of Wall St (and it has nothing to do with Wall Street, just the debauchery... that shit gets me hyped)

As you can tell from my list I'm a huge fan of Kevin Costener.

Cool!

Jul 26, 2017

You really like Leonardo eh?

Jul 26, 2017

I think it's less to do with him but more to do with the fact that he is usually a top target for roles in great movies.

Jul 21, 2017

Boiler Room is great and Ben Afflecks pep talk is hilarious. Some other favorites have got to be Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society.

Jul 21, 2017

"Anyone here have their Series 7 License?"

*kid raises hand and smirks ever confidently "I have a Series 7 License."

"Good for you, you can get out too."

Classic

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Jul 24, 2017

I didn't like the Ben Affleck's pep talk. It tried to copy Glengarry Glen Ross but was nowhere as good. Ben Affleck had zero presence in that scene and it just reeked of insecurity when tried to show off his wealth.

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Jul 21, 2017

Hell or High Water. I hope that they start making more modern westerns like this and No Country for Old Men

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Jul 26, 2017

I was going to post this you bastard. +1

I was surprised, liked Chris Pine a lot in this role. Agrred though, I hope West Texas starts getting some more love.

Jul 26, 2017

Yea him and Ben Foster were legit. Jeff Bridges played Jeff Bridges. FYI, Hell or High water is part of a trilogy called "The Death of the American West." The first one was Sicario, Hell or High Water is the second one, and the third one comes out this fall. I cant remember the name of it though.

Jul 21, 2017

Inception. Nothing will ever be like the movie in terms of how unique and riveting it is.

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Jul 21, 2017

Children of Men & Fight Club
cause i like 'em!

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Jul 21, 2017

These two movies are my new favorites: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Midnight in Paris

I have usual favorites, like tombstone, Unforgiven, more westerns. I also have classic favorites, North by Northwest, Braveheart, Seven Samauri, The Great Escape.

I really like actors more than movies, although when an ensemble cast comes together it helps make a movie great. I can watch war movies for days on end. E.g. Dirty Dozen, Black Hawk Down, Heartbreak Ridge etc.

Best Actors: Jeffrey Rush, Daniel Day Lewis, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons, James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gene Hackman. All in all, Daniel Day Lewis is the best actor of modern times.

Jul 21, 2017

Gotta put There Will be Blood on that list

Jul 25, 2017

Hear that darlin'? That's Latin. That mean our Mr. Ringo is an educated man. Now I really hate him.

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Jul 25, 2017

A fellow kindred spirit ha, war is my favorite genre by far followed by finance.

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Jul 25, 2017

Dude, if it weren't for wanting to maintain my internet anonymity, I'd say let's hang out.

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Jul 25, 2018

"Come with me."

"To fucking Lutz!?"

I lose my shit every time.

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Jul 21, 2017

Donnie Darko

Jul 21, 2017

Scarface & Wall Street.
Still great to watch, 30 years post release

Jul 21, 2017

God you nailed it. Those are my exact 2 movies that I'm able to watch over and over again without getting sick of it. I would pick Scarface since I love Miami and how it is portrayed in the movie and all, soundtrack is also amazing.

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Jul 23, 2017

Agreed. Scarface just had a special vibe to it

Jul 21, 2017

Its hard for me to pick one so I'll mention a few and state my reasons. First if you haven't watched Up In The Air I HIGHLY recommend it (your girlfriend will like it as well).

Its about a man (George Clooney) who works for a downsizing firm. His job is to fly around the US telling people they've been let go and doing it in such a way that there are very few if any complications. In comes a hot shot bad ass from Cornell who wants to "revolutionize" this process and do it via a Skype-like program.

Why did I enjoy this and continue to watch it over and over? Its a nice dose of comedy and seriousness and it made me reflect on the characters. George Clooney reminds me of myself...someone who is so focused on work and this one goal that he can't have any meaningful relationships (for me ANY relationship because at least Clooney can bang Vera Farmiga).

I also enjoyed Gran Torino because Clint Eastwood's character reminds me of myself. I've become bitter and very conservative due to the world around me changing. I sympathize with Eastwood's character and find myself drowning in nostalgia about the Good Ol' Days (90s and early 2000s).

Lastly I enjoy some Westerns such as the series with Clint Eastwood. "For A Few Dollars More" is one of my favorite and the music makes you want to hop on a horse and shoot someone.

Oh and one more to add to the list, Falling Down. HIGHLY recommended and underrated Michael Douglas flick. Ok one more, American History X.

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Jul 23, 2017

Agreed, Falling Down is underrated. "What ever happened to the customer is always right".

Jul 24, 2017
C.R.E. Shervin:

Agreed, Falling Down is underrated. "What ever happened to the customer is always right".

The whole McBurgertown (or whatever it was called) scene is glorious. For anyone who hasn't seen this movie check out the following clip:
Burger Scene - Falling Down

Jul 26, 2017

Great movie picks! Have you seen Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?

Jul 21, 2017

Big fan of movies like Life of Pi and the classic Jurassic Park

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Jul 21, 2017

Fight Club - obviously the undisputed GOAT

Rounders - also very good

Jul 21, 2017

Kill Bill

Jul 25, 2017

Anything Tarantino does is highly entertaining IMO

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Jul 25, 2017

I can't believe no one's mentioned Pulp Fiction yet

Jul 25, 2017
Shabbarinks:

I can't believe no one's mentioned Pulp Fiction yet

it's been mentioned multiple times.

Jul 21, 2017

Kazaam - epic plot

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Jul 21, 2017

6% rotten tomatoes lmfao

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Jul 23, 2017

Steele was the better movie

Jul 25, 2017

Is that with Shaq?

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Jul 25, 2017

yes....both Steele and Kazam

Jul 21, 2017

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Jul 26, 2017

That movie brings back good memories.

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Jul 26, 2017

If you guy's are really us, what number are we thinking of?

Jul 27, 2017

"Sixty-nine, dudes!"

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Jul 21, 2017

Heat, Collateral, The Departed

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Jul 21, 2017

American Gangster

Jul 21, 2017

The classic "you can only go down when you're at the top" film, very predictable, but good movie.

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Jul 25, 2017

Frank Lucas FTW. Denzel amazing as always.

Jul 21, 2017

You cats already mentioned three of my top ten of all time -- No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood, and Children of Men. All three are characterized by existential and/or good vs. evil themes, absolutely mind blowing cinematography (especially in the case of Children of Men), great storytelling, and sparse original instrumental soundtracks.

My all time favorite though is Blade Runner. Packs all of the above characteristics, plus is a rare case of the movie being far better than the book it's based on ("Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" by Phillip K. Dick). And to this day I'm still floored by the pre-CGI special effects every time I watch. Probably Ridley Scott's crowning effort overall, even from a completely objective standpoint.

Can't wait for Blade Runner 2049. Normally I avoid sequels to movies I love because they tend to ruin the original for me (see also George Lucas), but in this case I'm making an exception since Denis Villeneuve (who directed another of my top ten, Sicario) is directing.

Edit -- I've never seen Falling Down but need to. Anyone know where I can catch it online, or do I need to just buy it on DVD?

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Jul 21, 2017

123movies.go or fmovies.to or pirate.bay if you're a real player.

I love No Country For Old Men but I will never understand the ending.

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Jul 21, 2017
Greg Weinstein:

I love No Country For Old Men but I will never understand the ending.

The thing with No Country for Old Men IMO is that its a philosophical movie. What makes it unique is that it isn't a clear-cut start, middle, and end and is rather up the situation that the characters are in. Its also more or less about various concept such as free will and a critique of the old Sheriff who is a traditionalist and doesn't understand his place in the world.

There is too much to write about this move and I can't do it justice so read the following (SPOILERS AHEAD): No Country for Old Men Explained

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Jul 21, 2017

Plus it has this scene:

Gas station scene

Jul 21, 2017

Quants in a nut shell

:)

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Jul 25, 2017

Evil can be an unstoppable force?

Jul 21, 2017

I thought it's well known that Boiler Room was loosely based on Stratton Oakmont?

Jul 21, 2017

The Hateful Eight was dope
Speaking of which, so were Kill Bill 1&2

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Jul 22, 2017

whiplash is probably the best movie I've seen in 2 years

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Jul 22, 2017

A few of my favorites:
Goodfellas
Groundhog Day
Empire Strikes Back
Pulp Fiction

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Jul 25, 2017
DickFuld:

A few of my favorites:
Goodfellas
Empire Strikes Back
Pulp Fiction

Yes! Goodfellas was amazing, Yoda is an outstanding character and Pulp Fiction is as classic as it gets

Jul 22, 2017

Interstellar is my all time fav. I feel like it doesn't get as much recognition from the older crowd because its "too new school".

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Jul 22, 2017

Interstellar is hands down amazing. One of the best sci-if and overall movies I've ever seen. I personally think it's better than 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Jul 23, 2017

I like the 4th or 5th wall break in this comment.

Jul 22, 2017

It doesn't have an interesting plot. Wall Street or Boiler Room, NOW were talking.

Going out of space isn't interesting.

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Oct 3, 2017

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Jul 23, 2017

A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick at his best. In addition to the wonderful cinematography and score, the philosophical underpinning is quite interesting: is it truly moral to do "good" if you had no free will in the matter? Is it better to have free will and allow people to do "bad"? Without free will, one might be viewed as a simple machine, hence, a clockwork orange.

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Oct 3, 2017

I count Limitless as a Wall Street movie so that's my first pick.

On another note, can't wait for the War Dogs movie to come out.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

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Oct 3, 2017

Barbarians at the Gate, Rogue Trader, Margin Call, Owning Mahowny.

Not really finance, but Glengarry Glen Ross is also a must watch.

Oct 3, 2017

Glengarry Glen Ross is a must watch. "Coffee is for closers, only! "

Oct 3, 2017

harold & kumar go to white castle.

"is it true you're an analyst at brewster keegan?"

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Oct 3, 2017

Boiler Room, Margin Call, The Wolf of Wall Street, Weekend at Bernies, Working Girl, The Wire, The Big Short, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead.

Oct 3, 2017

American Psycho, Bonfire of the Vanities, and Arbitrage

Oct 3, 2017

Saw The Big Short on netflix last night, one of the better wall street movies.

Oct 3, 2017

Cannibal Holocaust

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Oct 3, 2017

Oh man that is niche. I didn't believe they'd used real animals until the scene where they gut the sea tortoise. My favorite part is the elysian theme music that carries the film - so late 70's - could just as flawlessly be overlayed on some helicopter footage of under-construction Miami condo towers at sunset

Jul 23, 2017

"North by Northwest", I am huge Alfred Hitchcock fan. "Dial M for Murder" may be number two and I'd put "The Usual Suspects" or "The Godfather" at the 3rd spot. Funny story how I learned to love "The Usual Suspects". I first saw the movie in my senior year in high school and thought the movie wasn't that special and I had like 10 minutes left of it to watch, but I was in a hurry to get to class so I said fuck it I'll just read the ending on IMDB since I thought it was going to be something obvious, as I didn't like the movie as much anyways. You should've seen the look on my face when I read that ending..... I still to this day regret not having watched the ending on film before I knew what it was

Oct 3, 2017

Training Day, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, Goodfellas

Oct 3, 2017

agree to all above

Oct 3, 2017

Fight club

Oct 3, 2017

what about seven? happy gilmore? billy madison? the rock?

Oct 3, 2017

Hollywood Knights, American Graffiti, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Dazed and Confused

Oct 3, 2017

I find it funny that you had to put 'non-finance' in the title haha

anyways: pulp fiction, memento, the departed (infernal affairs too), minority report

Oct 3, 2017

no shit right... i like RTRH and major fan of Pulp Fic

Oct 3, 2017

Opi knows what's good.

Some other goodies: Reservoir dogs, Lord of War, City of God, The Aviator, Sin City, Blow,...

Oct 3, 2017

Soylent Green

Oct 3, 2017

lord of war is legit but the time line sucks.. how did yuri just blow up so fast in that industry?

Oct 3, 2017

The Negotiator, The Last Samurai, Gladiator, Casino, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can

Oct 3, 2017

Sympathy For Lady Vengeance, Ronin, Coming to America, Michael Clayton

Let n be a fixed positive integer greater than 1...

Oct 3, 2017

sb for coming to american.. my all time fave..

mama call him clay..im call him clay

Oct 3, 2017

Inception, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather I, Taxi Driver, There Will Be Blood, Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)

Oct 3, 2017

Lonesome Dove.

"Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America."

Oct 3, 2017

Once Upon a Time in America, Godfather, Godfather II

Oct 3, 2017

Seven Samurai; The Good, the Band and the Ugly

Oct 3, 2017

Scent of a woman

Oct 3, 2017

Scent of a Woman, agreed great movie.
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Oct 3, 2017

Drama/Action: American History X, Cast Away, Apocalypto, Gladiator, Gran Torino, Good Will Hunting, The Terminal, Paid in Full, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.

Comedy: Wedding Crashers, Meet the Parents, American Pie Trilogy, Zoolander, Groundhog Day.

Oct 3, 2017

Billy Madison is definitely up there.

I also like Patton a lot.

Plus all your stereotypical favorite movies like Godfather, Matrix, Pulp Fiction, etc.

Oct 3, 2017

Wet Hot American Summer
Happy Gilmore
Fear and Loathing
Spaceballs
Eddie Murphy: Delirious and Raw

Oct 3, 2017

The Usual Suspects.

Dangerous Liaisons (i got dumped by a girl once, who let me crash on her couch that night and popped that movie into the vcr before leaving me to my misery)

Oct 3, 2017

The Social Network

Oct 3, 2017

Lesbian Lickout III , all time classic.

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Oct 3, 2017

i handled out sb;s for all i agree with.

Oct 3, 2017

Some of my favorites at different stages in my life:

Equilibrium; Office Space; Dirty Work; The Count of Monte Cristo; Boondock Saints; Gladiator; Braveheart; American Beauty; The Matrix; Harry Potter (yes, I admit it); Closer; Momento; Artificial Intelligence

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Jul 23, 2018

SB for putting dirty work in there.

Oct 3, 2017

^^Ha, of course equilibrium would be one of your favorites.

I don't really have a favorite movie just because it really depends on what I am in the mood for at the moment but my go to answer is Heat--absolute classic.

I also enjoy, Thank you for Smoking, Equilibrium, The Dark Knight, Taken--mostly satire and the more gritty movies--something that can be brutal, but also have a message.

Monty--Yuri did not blow up in the industry that quickly, the movie spans over a decade. He was doing alright for himself, but then got really big thanks to his uncle after the fall of the Soviet Union--he had a supplier that wouldn't sell to anyone else.

Oct 3, 2017
Gekko21:

^^Ha, of course equilibrium would be one of your favorites.

I don't really have a favorite movie just because it really depends on what I am in the mood for at the moment but my go to answer is Heat--absolute classic.

I also enjoy, Thank you for Smoking, Equilibrium, The Dark Knight, Taken--mostly satire and the more gritty movies--something that can be brutal, but also have a message.

Monty--Yuri did not blow up in the industry that quickly, the movie spans over a decade. He was doing alright for himself, but then got really big thanks to his uncle after the fall of the Soviet Union--he had a supplier that wouldn't sell to anyone else.

even 10 years is fast.... i mean how much was that apartment worth? shit was nice

Oct 3, 2017
monty09:
Gekko21:

^^Ha, of course equilibrium would be one of your favorites.

I don't really have a favorite movie just because it really depends on what I am in the mood for at the moment but my go to answer is Heat--absolute classic.

I also enjoy, Thank you for Smoking, Equilibrium, The Dark Knight, Taken--mostly satire and the more gritty movies--something that can be brutal, but also have a message.

Monty--Yuri did not blow up in the industry that quickly, the movie spans over a decade. He was doing alright for himself, but then got really big thanks to his uncle after the fall of the Soviet Union--he had a supplier that wouldn't sell to anyone else.

even 10 years is fast.... i mean how much was that apartment worth? shit was nice

I think it had to do with the fact that he had such a large supply of weapons at cheap prices---volume of sales. If you read up on Victor Bout (who the movie is based off of) he was able to create a large empire in a decade or so. But also, he was doing large weapons shipments (remember the scene with the attack helicopter) I mean he was probably earing 100's of thousands if not millions in profits with each large transaction and "by the mid eighties my weapons were represented in 8 out of the world's top 10 war zones" LOL.

Oct 3, 2017

true..... crazy

Oct 3, 2017

and no one has mentioned... BLOW

Oct 3, 2017
monty09:

and no one has mentioned... BLOW

SB because Johnny Depp is a badass in that movie...

Oct 3, 2017

Godfather(1 and 2), Shutter Island, Dark Knight, Inception, Kingdom of Heaven, Body of lies, Batman Begins, Sin city and the favourite is the Departed. That film is just too good

Oct 3, 2017

Jurassic Park

Oct 3, 2017

12 Monkeys and Goodfellas are up there. As is Shawshank Redemption.

Oct 3, 2017

beverly hills ninja. I must have watched it nearly 100 times.

seriously though.... if you go down the list of the IMDB top 250, that list is pretty damn accurate for the most part. (remove all the recent disney and pixar BS though)

Oct 3, 2017

Lock, Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels, The Quick and the Dead, The Usual Suspects, Running Scared, Scarface, Stepbrothers, Fight Club, Snatch... (Guy Ritchie fan)

Oct 3, 2017

American History X, Dark Knight, Count of Monte Cristo, Shawshank Redemption and Troy. Brad Pitt is just too sexy to handle in that movie.

"Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on 'income distribution', the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: it is earned."
-Thomas Sowell

Oct 3, 2017

I have never had a favorite movie, but I do have many I like. Basically every movie listed plus

The Ace Ventura movies
Dumb and Dumber
Pan's Labyrinth was really good (not my typical choice)
The Shawshank Redemption would be in the running if I was forced to pick a single favorite
Saving Private Ryan
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gran Torino was like a comedy to me
V for Vendetta
The Princess Bride (classic)
Crash
A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Havoc - I recommend this movie. I thought it was great, many critics disagree, curious to see what others think
Kids - I haven't seen it in years, but really liked it when I saw it years ago, pretty raw, just like Havoc

Regards

Oct 3, 2017
cphbravo96:

I have never had a favorite movie, but I do have many I like. Basically every movie listed plus

The Ace Ventura movies
Dumb and Dumber
Pan's Labyrinth was really good (not my typical choice)
The Shawshank Redemption would be in the running if I was forced to pick a single favorite
Saving Private Ryan
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gran Torino was like a comedy to me
V for Vendetta
The Princess Bride (classic)
Crash
A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Havoc - I recommend this movie. I thought it was great, many critics disagree, curious to see what others think
Kids - I haven't seen it in years, but really liked it when I saw it years ago, pretty raw, just like Havoc

Regards

Come on man, the reason you like Havoc is because Anne Hathaway is nude.

Oct 3, 2017
Gekko21:
cphbravo96:

I have never had a favorite movie, but I do have many I like. Basically every movie listed plus

The Ace Ventura movies
Dumb and Dumber
Pan's Labyrinth was really good (not my typical choice)
The Shawshank Redemption would be in the running if I was forced to pick a single favorite
Saving Private Ryan
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gran Torino was like a comedy to me
V for Vendetta
The Princess Bride (classic)
Crash
A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Havoc - I recommend this movie. I thought it was great, many critics disagree, curious to see what others think
Kids - I haven't seen it in years, but really liked it when I saw it years ago, pretty raw, just like Havoc

Regards

Come on man, the reason you like Havoc is because Anne Hathaway is nude.

That certainly helped, but I actually think she did a fantastic job, but truth be told, I'm neither a film critic nor a acting critic/judge so I could be way off base. Oddly enough, she does not fit the mold of the typical girl I like but man do I think she's hot.

Did you not think the movie was good?

Regards

Oct 3, 2017

Old School, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, I Love You Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Oct 3, 2017

My Top 10

1) Saving Private Ryan
2) Shawshank Redemption
3) The Matrix
4) Goodfellas
5) Independence Day
6) Jurrasic Park
7) Forrest Gump
8) Terminator 2
9) Back to the Future
10) True Romance

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.

Oct 3, 2017

I will say this... before I post what I consider to be my authoritative list (and I warn you, this is going to be a fairly massive post) and it will be an interesting read, I tell you... There have been a ton of good flicks mentioned here. I'm impressed about what has been said so far. I'm glad someone threw out props for True Romance, QT's first script produced.

Oct 3, 2017

boyz n d hood, menace to society, juice, new jack city

Oct 3, 2017

pulp fiction, godather i/ii, l.a. confidential, the usual suspects, american beauty, black hawk down

Oct 3, 2017

some that first come to mind that nobody has yet said: Gattaca, Get Carter (michael caine version), a shock to the System (michael caine version, comparatively rare and underrated), weather man, leaving las vegas, adaptation, mean streets, bad lieutenant (harvey keitel version) house of games (just for the ending), taxi driver, fingers, some HK action (mostly chow yun fat), e.g. a better tomorrow, ABTII, hard-boiled.

favorite actors:
old generation: Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel; new generation: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke

Oct 3, 2017

el secreto de sus ojos, as good as it gets, family man

Oct 3, 2017

Woah, there's just way too much to list here but top of my head:

Alien
Aliens
Citizen Kane
The Beach
Snatch
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Drag me to Hell
Ferris Buellers day off
Godfather I & II
Scarface (though it's been getting less and less play time over the years)
The Italian Job (original)
Thomas Crown Affair (original)
Bladerunner
Tron
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Hangover
Dazed and Confused
Fractured

WAAYYY too much to list bro...

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Oct 3, 2017

Lawrence of Arabia, anyone?

Oct 3, 2017
drexelalum11:

Lawrence of Arabia, anyone?

Definitely has one of the best opening scenes in a movie ever.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Jul 23, 2018

Great movie!

  • vanillathunder12
  •  Oct 3, 2017

I doubt anyone has ever heard of it, but Bubba Ho-Tep is one of my favorite movies.

A 75 year old Elvis with erectile dysfunction and a black 80 year old JFK who has had a labotomy team up in a south Texas retirement home to take on a soul eating mummy. The plot sounds a little rediculous, but the script is written in a way that makes it seem plausable (you're going to have to watch it to believe me). I cried a little at the end the first time I watched it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0281686/

Oct 3, 2017

Wow, gotta say ppl in finance have awesome taste in movies. Pretty much everything named here is something I've seen and enjoyed.

Jurassic Park
Menace II Society
Taken
American Beauty...
Reservoir Dogs
Alien
Terminator

so many more.

Oct 3, 2017

major props for the beach

Oct 3, 2017
monty09:

major props for the beach

Trust me, it's paradise..

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Oct 3, 2017
Jorge:
monty09:

major props for the beach

Trust me, it's paradise..

one of my fave movies in college

Oct 3, 2017

Gladiator, A beautiful mind, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For the love of the game, Syriana, Any Given Sunday, Casablanca

to name a few.

Oct 3, 2017
marcellus_wallace:

Gladiator, A beautiful mind, Bull Durham, Field of Dreams, For the love of the game, Syriana, Any Given Sunday, Casablanca

to name a few.

very good list... in college Bull Durham was a must..(I played baseball)

Oct 3, 2017

Does anyone here use netflix instant? There are some movies mentioned here I have never seen before but definitely want to and others that I would love to see again. Great thread.

"Oh the ladies ever tell you that you look like a fucking optical illusion" - Frank Slaughtery 25th Hour.

Oct 3, 2017

Lebowski.

Oct 3, 2017

Gladiator.

Oct 3, 2017

Dick.

No, no, no, not that one! I mean the one starring Kirsten Dunst - get your mind out of the gutter.

Jul 23, 2017

Goodfellas
Casino
Shawshank Redemption
Inception
Mr. Nobody

Oct 3, 2017

The Big Short and Margin Call

Jul 23, 2017

Godfather 1 & 2
Goodfellas
Casino
A Bronx Tale

Jul 25, 2017

I too love mob films, good on you sir.

Jul 25, 2017

Yeah man! I've watched just about every single one, time to find a new genre lol.

Jul 25, 2017

Have you watched The Sopranos? If not it is a must see, Boardwalk Empire, in the later seasons Lucky Luciano gets heavily involved, great show as well.

Jul 26, 2017

I've binged watched The Sopranos on YouTube. Not full episodes but it's an amazing show. I love the episode where Chris is becoming a made man and he sees the raven outside the window, lots of symbolism.

Oct 3, 2017

(500) Days of Summer was a really sad movie

Oct 3, 2017

Terrible. Why do you like that movie? Do you identify with the guy or something. Dude was super weak.

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Oct 3, 2017
DurbanDiMangus:

Terrible. Why do you like that movie? Do you identify with the guy or something. Dude was super weak.

What? The movie's pretty good. I think everyone relates to the dude in some way, i.e. getting dumped. I just thought the movie had a good take to a tired formula.

Oct 3, 2017

pursuit of happyness

Oct 3, 2017
shorttheworld:

pursuit of happyness

Yep

  • UP
  • Waking of Ned Devine
  • Holy Man
Oct 3, 2017

Agreed, 500 days of summer was a great movie. And yepp, not ashamed to admit I like quality chick flicks haha.

I'll add to the list Knotting Hill and.... August Rush. Flame away haha

Oct 3, 2017

Blade runner.

Valor is of no service, chance rules all, and the bravest often fall by the hands of cowards. - Tacitus

Dr. Nick Riviera: Hey, don't worry. You don't have to make up stories here. Save that for court!

Oct 3, 2017
El_Mono:

Blade runner.

Blade runner's awesome.

D M:

Marley & Me

Terrible, as a dog lover/owner, I prefer to live in denial about canine mortality lol.

wanderer:

pretty much anything put out by Disney Pixar.

Yeah I agree, really enjoyed watching Up and Wall E.

People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis, you can't trust people Jeremy

Oct 3, 2017

inb4 Wall Street

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Oct 3, 2017

pursuit of happy(pantsmcgee)ness

Oct 3, 2017

Toy Story 3. Actually, pretty much anything put out by Disney Pixar.

Oct 3, 2017
wanderer:

Toy Story 3. Actually, pretty much anything put out by Disney Pixar.

Yep: Stone Age was fun

Oct 3, 2017
wanderer:

Toy Story 3. Actually, pretty much anything put out by Disney Pixar.

Toy Story is the greatest trilogy ever made.

Oct 3, 2017
wanderer:

Toy Story 3. Actually, pretty much anything put out by Disney Pixar.

No one should be ashamed of liking movies that primarily target kids.

Oct 3, 2017

Pirates 2. I'm seriously hoping there's a pirates 3 someday.

Oct 3, 2017
reddog23:

Pirates 2. I'm seriously hoping there's a pirates 3 someday.

I wanna Captain Stagnetti some day....

Great pick my friend.

"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns or dollars."

Oct 3, 2017

The Devil Wears Prada!

You give me a gift? BAM Thank you note! You invite me somewhere? POW RSVP! You do me a favor? WHAM Favor returned! Do not test my politeness.

Oct 3, 2017

Marley & Me

Oct 3, 2017
D M:

Marley & Me

Agree

Oct 3, 2017

Off the top of my head for recent ones...Gran Turino, Kick-Ass, Thor.

Metal. Music. Life. www.headofmetal.com

Oct 3, 2017

memoirs of a geisha

Oct 3, 2017