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 Best Movie Ever and Why? (32)

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Best Movie Ever and Why?

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4 points

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
3 points

Toy Story 1 and 2.

Funny for both parents and kids, one of the first mainstream feature length computer generated movies from Pixar, and has a novel story line. The music is also pretty good!

Side: Toy Story

Yeah, I like Woody! All uptight and all. Someone I can really mess with ;)

Plus if someone had a Woody doll or action figure you could say, "Hey, I see you got a Woody!" and smile and then say, "No pun intended!" and then smile again.

Side: Toy Story
3 points

Independence Day

While cheesy at times, I loved Will Smith in this movie! I thought that it was pretty funny, too!

Side: Independence Day
0 points

yeah, a classic

how do you type in bold?

Side: Toy Story
2 points

You put a single asterisk on each side of the text you would like in italics, and 2 asterisks on each side of a word you would like in bold. When the debate is entered you cannot see the stars but the font formatting.

Side: Toy Story
3 points

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!?

Side: Matrix

Yeah, I liked this Trilogy also. Especially the Latex wearing chic ;)

Side: Matrix
2 points

The first one was awesome. The other two were crap.

I'm pretty sure it's cuz they stole the script from that one woman for the first one, and then had to come up with their own ideas for the other two.

Side: Matrix
1 point

Totally agree, best movie ever

Side: Matrix
3 points

The Shawshank Redemption

I think the best movie ever has to be Shawshank Redemption. The story line, the acting, and the surprise ending add up to it being the best movie of all-time.

Side: The Shawshank Redemption
3 points

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

Side: Matrix

Have to love the ClockWork Orange. What about Brasil and or Blade Runner?

Side: Matrix
2 points

Moulin Rouge

I loved the soundtrack, choreography, acting, and costumes. I thought that the plot was good and I appreciated that they sang their own songs!

Side: Moulin Rouge
2 points

The matrix is cool but come on, how is it beating the dark knight!

Side: The Dark Knight

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
1 point

"The Gods Must be Crazy."

YEs I love that movie. Its not that well known.

Side: The Dark Knight

did you see the sequel? If not, look for it and rent it. It is also good. Cheers.

Side: The Dark Knight
2 points

Saving private ryan

Side: The Dark Knight
1 point

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
1 point

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
1 point

"As Good As It Gets"


Jack Nicholson

Helen Hunt

Greg Kinnear

Cuba Gooding Jr.

Good times, noodle salad : )

Some of us have great stories, pretty stories
Side: As Good As It Gets

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.

Supporting Evidence: Werner Erhard (
Side: Matrix

You'll all laugh at me for this one, but WALL-E was so damned cute, I couldn't stop from buying it on dvd after three theatre showings

Side: Matrix
1 point

Bad Boys II wins hands down. The action is intense, the storyline is brilliant and the humour is hilarious.

Side: Bad Boys II

Back to the Future 1, 2, 3. Favorites Movies of all time.------------

"Marty, you have to come back with me.


Back to the Future."

Side: Back to the Future

"Midnight Cowboy" because of the superb acting, a very good story, and the movie won the Best Picture Oscar.

Side: Back to the Future
-1 points

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