Best Movie Ever and Why?
The Dark Knight
This was a very difficult decision, i put allot of thought into it and that is what i came up with. It is just some of the best acting and directing that i have ever seen. The action was pretty mediocre, although the truck flip thing was awesome.
I'll give some other great movies just to be fair:
Twister, Transformers, Independence Day, E.T., Catch Me If You Can, It's A Wonderful Life, The Patriot, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, October Ski, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
Side: The Dark Knight
The Matrix Trilogy
The plot was awesome! I loved that they had strong female characters (ie the kick-ass Trinity) and not just some woman screaming for help all the time! The fight scenes were iconic, acting was good, special effects were cool, and who could not love that highway scene!?
can't think of a best movie... so i'll just label it by decade or something
00-08 would be The Pianist and There Will Be Blood. Perfect acting and story.
90-99 Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs... and The Matrix
80-89 Full Metal Jacket and Star Wars
70-79 A Clockwork Orange and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
The Gods Must be Crazy.
That and Bill Cosby himself (but this is more like stand up than an actual movie).
Because it is how I view life. People taking themselves and their life and their causes and agendas way too seriously. if you just take it in stride, things have a way of falling into place and you finally come to the realization that it just doesn't matter.
Side: The Dark Knight
I've heard Dark Knight, Clockwork Orange, Shawshenk Redemption, tons of other good ones as well.
Did anyone say Resevoir Dogs? I need to watch that again actually. It's so demented and funny and sick. I love the scene at the diner, where what's his name says he doesn't tip, and the arguement that insues. Then the part, the dude has a guy in his trunk, and stops at a drive through fast food place, that is so sociopathic it boggles my mind. And of course the part where they put the blow-torch to that guys face. Fantastic.
Worth mentioning that I haven't seen on here, Star Wars (all of them, except 4 with that Jaja dude,) The Godfather, Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, 300, Fight Club, and Braveheart.
Some that will not be mentioned, but kick ass none the less. Mouth of Madness, Starship Troopers, and Event Horizon.
Side: Resevoir Dogs
The Original Star Wars trilogy. It's the epic of our generation in the same vein as The Odyssey and Beowulf. If only Anakin had been played by a decent actor, the saga would be complete.
However, coming in close second are Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Patriot, Almost Famous, and Animal House
Side: Star Wars
The Matrix: On this premise; The impact it's had on film. Just think about how powerfully this movie impacted the film industry and film in general. Again, I'm just comparing the Dark Knight vs. Matrix. (I'm also assuming you're speaking of the movies and not the comics) If I went into detail, I'd loose all of your interest, lol! But I do love both movies very much. Matrix is just something that completely blew me away. I'd never seen anything like it when it came out. It was very revolutionary and i think it's had a lot of effect on the self help movement that seems to be so very popular these days. Again, opinion, not fact. But if it's true that this whole movie was a metaphor off a self help program, developed by Werner Erhard,than it's something worth looking into.
Werner Erhard (en.wikipedia.org)
Dark Knight? SERIOUSLY? Best movie ever? EVER??????? How about a comedy that will stand the test of time for audiences old and young alike, Tim Burton's first film, Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
Do you really think that people will still be talking about Dark Knight thirty years from now? No. It barely just came out on DVD and we are all feeling the after-affects of the excitement and rush of the summer box office. The only thing that saved that film was Heath Ledger's wonderful performance as The Joker.
Shawshank Redemption is a favorite film among people of all walks of life all over the world. People will never forget that movie, along with Reservoir Dogs, which paved the way for one of the greatest film movements and film directors of our generation.
Side: pee wee's big adventure