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Jurassic Park
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
How to Train Your Dragon
Ed Wood
The Green Mile
Grand Torino
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Thing (1982)
Robocop (1987)
Tarzan (1999)
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
American Werewolf in London
Up
Clue
King Kong (1933)
Godzilla 2000
Blazing Saddels
The Princess Bride
Blues Brothers
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Coming to America
Hardcore Henry
Freddy vs. Jason
Pacific Rim
Toy Story 2
Shrek 2
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Gamera 3 Revenge of Iris
Spiderman (2002)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Tommy Boy
Raiders of the Lost Arc
Pulp Fiction
The Sound of Music
Predator
Return of the Jedi
The Lion King
Evil Dead 2
Sweeney Todd
Terminator 2
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Producers (2005)
Tremors
Reanimator
Frankenstein (1931)
Logan
Spaceballs
Clash of the Titans
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In terms of specific category, Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith is my favorite of the franchise. Part of it might be nostalgia as I went to see it with my best friend for his birthday, but I still think it has splendid effects and pretty good acting with only a few hiccups. I don't feel like it's talking down to me like some of the new films or grubbing for nostalgia, using some familiar stuff while still using a lot of new locations and appearances.

The Lost World is my favorite of the JP franchise. Yes, the gymnastics kick is silly, but I seriously think people nitpicked the heck out of this movie while ignoring the weird parts of the first film. Why is it okay to harp on Nick Van Owen (a womanizing liar) disarming Roland's gun (and only that gun) in TLW but completely ignore the aimless subplot of dinosaur breeding (given content cut from the novels), the Tyrannosaurus being loud at times and stealthy others, or the miraculous skeleton breaks in the first film? The effects were improved by an extra four years of refinement by the same teams, there's lots more creature action, the setting is a nice change; and I really got a kick out of the dinosaur media tributes at play. Is it flawless, heck no. But when I want to enjoy myself with a dinosaur movie, it's my Go-To.
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I'm sure that I'll be revising this till my time on this world comes to an end, but I've always wanted to do this so here goes!
  • 20. Jesus Christ Superstar
    18. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    17. The LEGO Movie
    16. Spirited Away
    15. Kiki's Delivery Service
    14. Lu Over the Wall
    13. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2
    12. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
    11. Castle in the Sky
    10. The Iron Giant
    9. Whisper of the Heart
    8. Princess Mononoke
    7. GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
    6. The Gamera Trilogy
    5. Gojira/Godzilla: King of the Monsters ('54)
    4. How to Train Your Dragon (1,2, and hopefully 3)
    3. Big Fish
    2. Lilo & Stich
    1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
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Well overall, for most of my favorite films:
1. Star Wars (all 6 original films, prequels included)
2. Jaws
3. Jurassic Park
4. Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2
5. The Princess Bride
6. Godzilla vs Destroyah
7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
8. Godzilla vs King Ghidorah
9. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
10: Transformers (2007)
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Well...I tend to keep my kaiju films separate from the other
genres I enjoy...so this list will not feature any kaiju films.

Them! (1954)
Alien (1979)
Kagemusha (1980)
Blade Runner(1982)
Gremlins (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Terminator 1984)
Robocop (1987)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Total Recall (1990)
Tremors (1990)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Ed Wood (1994)
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Snatch (2000)
Unbreakable (2000)
Death Note (2006)
Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006)
Zodiac (2007)
Split (2016)

And I'm sure there is more...but that will do for now.
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Taxi Driver, American Psycho, and Eyes Wide Shut have solidified their place as some of my favorite movies of all time.
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Desghidorah wrote: The Lost World is my favorite of the JP franchise. Yes, the gymnastics kick is silly, but I seriously think people nitpicked the heck out of this movie while ignoring the weird parts of the first film. Why is it okay to harp on Nick Van Owen (a womanizing liar) disarming Roland's gun (and only that gun) in TLW but completely ignore the aimless subplot of dinosaur breeding (given content cut from the novels), the Tyrannosaurus being loud at times and stealthy others, or the miraculous skeleton breaks in the first film? The effects were improved by an extra four years of refinement by the same teams, there's lots more creature action, the setting is a nice change; and I really got a kick out of the dinosaur media tributes at play. Is it flawless, heck no. But when I want to enjoy myself with a dinosaur movie, it's my Go-To.
Bravo! :applause:

Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co. At least the dinosaurs breeding had a basis in the book and was meant to give some weight to Malcolm's chaos theory talk. Of course dinosaurs breeding and getting off the mainland was a major plot point in the novel and it is sorely missing from the film if you ask me. Though in hindsight it did help to lay foundation for TLW.
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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:
Desghidorah wrote: The Lost World is my favorite of the JP franchise. Yes, the gymnastics kick is silly, but I seriously think people nitpicked the heck out of this movie while ignoring the weird parts of the first film. Why is it okay to harp on Nick Van Owen (a womanizing liar) disarming Roland's gun (and only that gun) in TLW but completely ignore the aimless subplot of dinosaur breeding (given content cut from the novels), the Tyrannosaurus being loud at times and stealthy others, or the miraculous skeleton breaks in the first film? The effects were improved by an extra four years of refinement by the same teams, there's lots more creature action, the setting is a nice change; and I really got a kick out of the dinosaur media tributes at play. Is it flawless, heck no. But when I want to enjoy myself with a dinosaur movie, it's my Go-To.
Bravo! :applause:

Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co. At least the dinosaurs breeding had a basis in the book and was meant to give some weight to Malcolm's chaos theory talk. Of course dinosaurs breeding and getting off the mainland was a major plot point in the novel and it is sorely missing from the film if you ask me. Though in hindsight it did help to lay foundation for TLW.
Oh very much so! I love the Jurassic Park series but I love all of the series. If someone says they love the first movie and treat it as gold, while saying the sequels are all nothing but crap, I feel that someone risks being hypocritical. Heck, the NC review of TLW was almost nothing but nitpicks that ranges from odd things to harp on (like the raptor reacting to Kelly shouting at it) to outright lies (like saying Nick Van Owen took away all the hunter's weapons when he obviously didn't, people are shooting guns later).

Are they perfect? No. Could you make the argument some of the series are better than others? Certainly. But I feel the nostalgia goggles are very strong with some to ignore the faults in the first film to such a degree they go out of their way to bash the sequels.
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Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co.
It’s not a subplot nor is it “aimless.” It’s not integrated all that well but it does serve a purpose: to develop Grant more. I think it also helps balance out the character roles after the decision to turn Hammond into a nice guy.
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Terasawa wrote:
Tyrant_Lizard_King wrote:Or the aimless subplot of Grant hating kids. It was lame, unnecessary, and completely made up by Spielberg and co.
It’s not a subplot nor is it “aimless.”
Indeed, it took a plot thread already present (Grant and the kids making their way back together) and gave it some character shading which was sadly absent from the novel.
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Hm...

I don't have a lot of favorite movies... Even Godzilla movies don't make the cut... But I think the ones I like enough to watch more than once would be the films of Jan Svankmajer (Alice, Little Otik, etc.) and Hayao Miyazaki (everyone knows his work). Not that I like everything they make, but I find their work consistently amazing and enjoyable.

Oh, and Jacob's Ladder! Definitely Jacob's Ladder.

Ringu has also left a deep impression on me in terms of horror (I prefer it over the messy and cluttered American Ring).

I also have a soft spot for The Dark Crystal, but if only Jen were a better protagonist, or just make Kira the main character! Also a shame the movie couldn't expand on the multilayered mysticism inherent in its world's setting and history. I wonder if the movie could have been better if it were presented as a series of interconnected segments narrated by Aughra, from her mythical birth out of stone and wood to the restoration of the Crystal, with the fluid and enchanting atmosphere of a fairytale.
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Here is some of my favourite films

Note: they are listed by category

Kaiju Films
Godzilla: Final Wars
Godzilla (2014)
Kong: Skull Island
Pacific Rim
Godzilla vs Biollante
Terror of MechaGodzilla
King Kong vs Godzilla
Godzilla vs Destoroyah
Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
(Note, this is just to name a few)

Dinosaur Films
Jurassic World
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic Park (I love all the Jurassic Park films, even Jurassic Park 3)

MCU Films
Guardians of the Galaxy
All 3 Iron Man films
Dr.Strange
Ant-Man
(This is just to name a few that I saw)

Animated Movies
SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
SpongeBob SquarePants: the Sponge Out of Water
Amoung a few other animated films.
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My absolute favorite movie of all time is without a doubt The Dark Crystal. To me that film has been beautiful, mysterious magic since like kindergarten or maybe preschool, back whenever I first saw it. There's nothing else like it, and I simply love it.
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Vakanai wrote:My absolute favorite movie of all time is without a doubt The Dark Crystal. To me that film has been beautiful, mysterious magic since like kindergarten or maybe preschool, back whenever I first saw it. There's nothing else like it, and I simply love it.
I also fell in love with that movie as a kid. I got to see a 35mm screening a few years back, and that was awesome.
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Pretty self-explanatory.

Anyways:

1. The Matrix
2. The Dark Knight
3. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
4. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
5. Gladiator
6. Inception
7. Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back
8. Pulp Fiction
9. Shawshank Redemption
10. Aliens

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Literally impossible for me to do.
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I think I did this before so I'm gonna try something new: my ten favorite films that don't feature some kind of creature, monster or otherwise supernatural phenomenon. In other words, my ten favorite movies just about people.

- The Blues Brothers
- The Great Dictator
- True Stories
- Forrest Gump
- Rocky
- OfficeSpace
- 12 Angry Men
- Ed Wood
- Singin in the Rain
- Good Morning Vietnam
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Oof that's an toughie. Too many to count.

Among my favs though would be the Heisei Gamera Trilogy, Kong: Skull Island, The Brave Little Toaster and Alligator (1980).
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I can't even narrow it down to a top 10 so here's a top 20, listed chronologically because I can't rank them.
- Casablanca
- Godzilla
- Psycho
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- The Godfather
- Apocalypse Now (Redux)
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Blade Runner (The Final Cut)
- Unforgiven
- Reservoir Dogs
- Jurassic Park
- Toy Story
- Office Space
- Gamera: Revenge of Iris
- GMK
- The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
- The Dark Knight
- The Hangover
- Django Unchained
- Mad Max: Fury Road
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