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Introduce yourself! (Plus your top 3 films!)

user 11411145
London, GB
Post #: 2
Is this thread still going? Anyway, my name is Marion, I'm film obsessed, have an ever-growing DVD collection and think I'll be right at home in this group.

I find it quite hard to pin-point my favourites movies. A few years ago (more like a decade actually) I would have said "Matrix" instantly. Shame about the sequels though. There are quite a few mentions of Chinese movies and Studio Ghibli films. I pretty much second all of them. The list I comprised below are films which impressed me deeply when I first saw them. Most of them have been watched quite a number of times by now.

9 (2009, USA)
Amazingly this started off as a 10-minute student project. Clear influences of producers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.­

Kontroll (2003, Hungary)
Tag-line: “With a vein of humour blacker than the Northern Line”, this film is set in the Budapest underground and is centred around a bunch of highly dysfunctional ticket inspectors and the odd characters they meet including a serial fare dodger and a serial killer.­

Night Watch (2001, Nochnoy dozor) (Russia)
I love monster movies, vampires, werewolves, you name it. I got a whole Ray Harryhausen collection going after all. So this movie was right up my street, but the storyline is a bit hard to follow. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and based on the trilogy by Sergei Lukyanenko (followed by Day Watch and Twilight Watch).
Make sure that you get the Directors Cut as the International version has deleted many scenes and even a few characters.­

Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups) (2001, France)
More monsters laughing­

Le Confesional (1995, Canada)
A film about what happened when Hitchcock made ‘I Confess’. Hard to explain.­

Lawn Dogs (1997, USA)
Drama about a ten-year old girl that befriends a “lawn dog”, a young man who mows lawns. Not as schmaltzy as the trailer suggests.­

Head On (Gegen die Wand) (2004, Germany)
Disturbed girl of Turkish heritage marrying even more disturbed older man to break free from her family.­

Guilty Pleasure: Moulin Rouge
A former member
Post #: 1
Hi, I'm Nina. I'm a film student and video editor who just moved to London.

Determining a top 3 is usually very hard for me, since I'm quick to find a new movie I like better than the previous ones - but here's an approximation of my top 20.

1) Back to the Future
2) LA Confidential
3) Star Wars (The original 3)
4) Truman Show
5) Terminator 2
6) Spirited Away
7) Inception
8) The Breakfast Club
9) Singing in the Rain
10) Casablanca
11) Some Like It Hot
12) The Count of Monte Christo
13) The King's Speech
14) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (and any other Potter movie following)
15) Bottle Rocket
16) Paper Moon
17) Aladdin
18) The Little Mermaid
19) Hellboy 1+2 (not technically one movie - I know)
20) You've Got Mail

Admittedly, though, these change all the time and apart from the first two or three, there is no definite order, here.
A former member
Post #: 2
Aaand I forgot Blade Runner.
user 21208851
London, GB
Post #: 1
Hi I'm Peter. I can never really stick to a top 3, but here goes some of my favourites:

  • Secrets & Lies
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • Beetlejuice and lots of other Tim Burton stuff
  • Aliens
  • Thank you for Smoking
  • Delicatessen
  • Drag Me to Hell
  • Fight Club
  • Leon
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Battle Royale
  • Evil Dead II
  • Gran Torino
  • Braindead (1992)
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Coming to America
  • Natural Born Killers
  • Up (seriously is there anybody out there who didn't cry at this movie?)

OK - I'm going to stop there, but I'm sure like the rest of everyone else in this group could carry on going for a long time.
A former member
Post #: 1
i guess on the top of my head without too much analysis on a saturday morning am thinking

a room with a view
brief encounter
desperately seeking susan
breakfast at tiffanys
howards end
when harry met sally
an affair to remember

there seems to be a theme running through huh?
A former member
Post #: 1
My top films are:

American Beauty
Let The Right One In
The Shining
The Godfather 1&2
True Romance
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Breakfast Club
Ferris Bueller
LA Confidential
user 6981202
London, GB
Post #: 10
I am film obsessed and choosing just 3 is difficult so:

Aguirre, Wrath of God
Taxi Driver
Raging Bull
Love and Death
Blade Runner
A bout de Souffle
Apocalypse Now
2001:A Space Odyssey
White cat, Black cat
Die Hard
The Death of Mr Lazerescu
Midnight Run
The Goonies

Plus many others
A former member
Post #: 1
Hey everyone. My top three films are:

  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Sister Street Fighter

A former member
Post #: 1
Hello everyone

My name is Anthony, I love films and have a 1000+ DVD collection.

Top 3 films, um let's see there's way too many but I'll go for....

A former member
Post #: 1
Here we go:

1. The Shining
2. A tale of two sisters
3. Old Boy

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