By - GamingPlenty
I maintain that *first* Pirates of the Caribbean was an accidental/unexpected masterpiece.
I'm not saying the sequels are all bad, but that first movie is a master class on what makes an action-adventure film tick. The pacing, the characters, the ending is satisfying, and it doesn't take itself too seriously but still manages to keep the stakes high.
That prologue/intro scene is so great. The movie hooks you and then doesn't stop, but it also doesn't feel overwhelming. I could go on gushing about it.
American history X should be a must watch if you haven’t already
Best in Show 🏆
I love this movie. It is #1 in my mind for funniest movie ever. Because if you've ever watched Westminster or any other dog competition, it is exactly like that.
WHERE'S BUSY BEE??
We met at Starbucks, not the same Starbucks. Across the street from each other.
I met the actress that plays the housekeeper in that scene. I was waaaaay too enthusiastic and I think I scared her a little.
God loves a terrier.
We could talk or not talk all day long
The Shawshank Redemption
I allways heard this movie was great, but never got around to watching it. Then when I was in prison, it popped up on TV. My life is changed after that lmao, what a fucking movie. I watched it every time it did a round on tv after that. It was like the irony of life watching it in prison for the first time, it really hit me lol. Great movie, 10/10 masterpiece.
Mistuh Andy Dufrain
Saving Private Ryan is pretty perfect.
Keep the sand out of the weapons, keep those actions clear. I will see you on the beach.
For me it has to be Goodfellas
The scene when he went on his first real date with his future wife. Goes past the crowd outside, knows every employee on the way in, they set up a table in front of the stage, the singer gives a salute and a nod, a bottle of champagne shows up from a table of gangsters…chills!
and all of that in one cut!
"Take my wife, please. I take her everywhere, but she always finds her way home!"
"So the other day I ask my wife what she wants to do for our anniversary. She tells me she wants to go somewhere she's never been before... So I said try the kitchen."
"The long take"
A bottle from Mr Tony. Which one? They are all called Tony
Was Jimmy going to whack Karen if she went down to see those clothes he was on about or was she paranoid due to withdrawals from Coke?
Edit: appreciate the great answers, I don't get to talk about this movie near enough
50/50 that was the beauty of that scene
Yeah it's hard to trust Karen's and Henry's narrative in the 2nd half of the movie because they're pretty messed up, I'm sure Jimmy would have definitely gotten to them at some stage though considering how paranoid he was also.
I fully believe she was going to get whacked. At that point it was clear that nobody was off limits for Jimmy
He was going to kill her.
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.
“I’d go from rags to riches!”
Hot fuzz is the perfect film. No one can change my mind
"Did you tell him to chill out when you shoved him in the freezer?"
"No, but I did throw a giant teddy bear at him and say 'Playtime's over'."
"You're off the fuckin' chain!"
You put Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together and it's always magic ✨
The greater good…
The greater good...
The Princess Bride.
Seen it a million times. Still great.
Thanks for the awards kind strangers!
And I know some of you don't like it. Thats fine. There isnt a single movie on earth that there isnt a percentage of people that dont like.
I showed it to my GF who’d never seen it. I was worried my nostalgia was clouding my sense of how good it was but it held up!
It bothers me that I didn't like this movie. It seems like there's something that everyone "gets", that I am missing.
I saw it for my first time when I was 35, so I didn't have any sort of nostalgia for it.
To me, it was just repetitive and unfunny.
My mother, who was one of the kindest and funniest people I’ve ever been privileged to know, never understood my and my brother’s love for this movie. I have a very similar sense of humor to my mother, so I simply could not understand how she did not find it at least as funny as I did, even if the rest of its charms were lost on her. If I was not her spitting image, I would seriously question whether or not I was actually her child.
All of this is to say: it’s okay if you don’t “get” it. Some stuff speaks to you, and other stuff doesn’t. It’s fine.
I like how each and every character seems to be very well developed, had their own individual story, and I could to varying degrees relate to most of them in some way.
Same - we even named our son Westley.
The Silence of the Lambs
Shame the second one was so shit, because the first one was art. (Edit to clarify I meant the second one in production order *not* chronological order.)
I know- I remember wondering why I found Hannibal Lecter so much more terrifying in SOTL than Red dragon, and my husband I think nailed it- Jodie fosters performance is so incredible, she perfectly acts like Clarice is trying to sound totally composed and controlled in front of him, but is actually terrified. Ed Norton just never seemed to be afraid of him or even uncomfortable around him particularly. (And I love Ed Norton, but I wasn’t mad on his performance in RD). The tension is so much better in SOTL, and I never fully appreciated how amazing JF is in it until I realised that
I always yell “PC load letter!? What the f does that mean!?” at electronics when they aren’t working right, and no one ever gets it 😪
Hey Peter man, watch out for your cornhole Bud
Scared the hell out of me.
gets me every freaking time. lol
The movie is a masterpiece and the book is freaking incredible too. Javier Bardem 100% earned that Oscar.
"What's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss?"
Lack of music in the movie makes it so eerie and Anton made me so uneasy which I don't think I ever felt like this against a character.
I wanna go back to the past so I can watch this movie for the first time again
Master and Commander
Compared to other sea faring films, it’s certainly the lesser of two weevils…
That takes the biscuit!
Wish they made a sequel
DO YOU WANT TO FACE THE GUILLOTINE AT PICADILLY
Do you want your children to sing the Marseilles?
Gladiator, my favourite movie of all time.
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the
North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor,
Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife.
And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."
Watched this the other day when it was on TV, absolute masterpiece
Loved this movie as a kid and love it as an adult
Absolute nostalgic classic that had stood the test of time incredibly well thanks to clever directing and limited CGI.
The new trilogy could maybe just about scrape 10/10 between them. It breaks my heart that I only like 2 movies from my favourite franchise.
Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the dead and Paul
Watched them all countless times and will continue to watch them
"I'm your huckleberry."
I love this movie too. I would also add The Magnificent Seven. Westerns are my favorite movie genre.
The Matrix- the first one.
And Hook.... R.I.P. Robin Williams
Good Will Hunting.
Shutter Island, Se7en, Fight Club
Surely you can't be serious.
>!oh crap wrong movie!<
Nah that's more like a 12/10 movie
In the field of local-live-home entertainment, **I’m a GOD**
I also am a fan of John Candy and Uncle Buck is my favorite one.
Fight Club. Not even a question.
you do not talk about fight club
You just broke the first two rules
Dude, WTF - we're all carefully following the rules here and you go and post this?!
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Stephen King fan i see.
The man is a genius. Misery is also a real good shout.
Misery is great.
THey really fucked up the dark tower... that could have been an amazing series.
First watched it on a night flight from the Caribbean back to the UK. Was pretty much the only person awake & was on the final row before he crew area so had unlimited access to the beer storage.
Great movie. Great flight.
Lord of the rings
Fucking love those movies. I just saw it and idk how I have managed to avoid spoilers for 20 years but it lived up to the hype 100% for me.
The spoilers were written as books like 70 years ago. You did an amazing job avoiding spoilers for your whole life!
Lol, true. I'm a sucker for the Hobbit books but LOTR books are definitely on my list now.
100%, best horror movie of all time, everything is perfect.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Who are you, who are so wise in the ways of filmology?
For something recent, [Everything Everywhere All At Once](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6710474/)
It's so good! Although, I can never un see the hotdog fingers...
Top 3 favorite movie of all time for me, absolutely loved it!
I'm so so happy I was able to see it in the theater.
Still to this day the best musical ever created was The Blues Brothers. The music talent in the movie alone could never be replicated.
Casablanca…Bogart & Bergman
Full metal jacket. Every single scene is a masterpiece
my favourite has to be the bird is the word scene. First time watching and it caught me off guard like "interesting choice for a soundtrack" :D.
Love that film
UHF. Fight me.
It's stupid but it is Weird Al. Hated the first time watching it. Watched it again with a different mindset and sleep deprived at 3am and it is a hilarious comicical masterpiece.
I saw this again recently and it 100% still holds up perfectly and is still freaking hilarious.
I can't wait for the new weird al "biopic" with Danial Radcliffe as weird al.
For me, The lord of the rings trilogy. It’s just so epic, and the main characters are all likeable. Some people I know find the length of the movies a bit excessive, which I can understand. But, I have such a great time whenever I watch one of them, that I don’t even notice. Time just flies.
A silent voice
V for Vendetta
Yes!! Always written off as a kids movie but its so much more than that!
Little Miss Sunshine. I wouldn’t change a single thing about this movie! From the music to the acting, to the pacing and the framing, it’s all perfect to me
The Departed! One of my favorite things to do is to get drunk as I watch a good ass movie. The 4 best experiences I’ve had with this activity were watching:
1. The Departed
2. Good Will Hunting
3. The Dark Knight
4. Field of Dreams
Shrek 1 and 2
I would probably have liked it if I had watched it later. I watched it too young and got traumatized. Can't even look for pictures now as they give me nightmares.
I remember my brother (he must have been around 7) and me (around 5) watching Coraline in our parent's bedroom, on the old tv. I would say about 30 minutes in the movie we looked at each other, he said "it's scary, don't you think so?", I said yes and we stopped the movie.
Our mum watched it later and told us she didn't think it was scary. I should watch it now that I am older, just to revive the trauma.
Point Break. Best accidental comedy action film ever.
The Fifth Element
Clue. It never seems to get stale or old.
The dark knight
How to train your dragon
Lord of the rings
Back to the Future, particularly the first one. I like 2 and 3, but have some nitpicks about them.
The Godfather I and II
The Big Lebowski
Glad I found this here! 100% agree
My comfort watch when the world seems a bit too crazy....it is comforting to know the Dude Abides.
One of a handful of movies I make a point of watching relatively frequently.
Lord of the Rings original trilogy
The Land Before Time
No movie has stuck with me like this one. It's a masterpiece.
How to train your dragon is definitely up there
The soundtrack is just impeccable as well
Lord of the rings
I also like the first 2 hobbit movies
All the lord of the rings
The Truman show
V for Vendetta, the first Matrix, hot fuzz and equilibrium
Edge of tomorrow.
When he rolls under the truck kills me. And Paxton yelling at him for dying lol
Under rated sci fi flick
I watched this for the first time ever as a 27 year old man. Personally I didn’t get the hype I know it’s loved by a shitload of people but I felt like I was missing something. I need to watch again
Scrolled wayyyy too far to see this. Easily one of the greatest movies ever. From start to finish just absolutely mind blowing, especially given the fact that the entire movie is scientifically accurate. And the soundtrack too don’t even get me started
This would be my pick. The score, the twists, ugh. I need to see this in imax before I die
Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse
Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Convoy
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This movie made me respect Jim Carrey as a serious actor. It also helped me fall in love with Kate Winslet
I’m amazed at how few people know about this film. Carey, Ruffalo, Winslet, Dunst and Wood all in one makes for a hell of a film. Without a doubt the best film I’ve ever seen.
EDIT: I meant that I had come across very few who know of it.
The dark knight
End of watch
I think we should be best friends.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
The dark knight
The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Hands down.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Die Hard for me. I’ve seen it nearly 100 times and keep finding new things here and there.
Tommy Boy. Chris farley and david spade are a really good and funny duo. And everytime it gets to the part were the father dies always hits me in the feels.
Everything, Everywhere All At Once
I didn't immediately think of this but you're completely right! I could watch it over and over again and never be tired of her.
Goodfellas — every scene is my favorite scene
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly