What films do you consider sacrosanct?

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  1. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    For those unaware:

    sac·ro·sanct
    1. extremely sacred or inviolable.
    2. above or beyond criticism, change, or interference.

    In other words, which films hold a fond place in your heart, or otherwise mean something more to you than what critics or others might say? You don't have to provide reasons if you don't want to; I felt like doing it.

    My list:

    -The Road Warrior: The "so very alone" element of this character at the beginning and end of the film have always captured me. First few years of college, I kept coming back to this film because of the way Mad Max would come into, be weary of, and help the community of rebels, but ultimately, didn't join them on their journey.

    -Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan: The death of Spock at the end of this recently took on a different meaning for me; I knew this movie was awesome, but it didn't really become something untouchable until I came back to it recently.

    -The Blues Brothers: This is the movie that made me want to play the Saxophone.

    -The Star Wars trilogy: There isn't much I could say that hasn't been said by tons of fans - I got swept up in these stories when I was a kid and I've enjoyed dabbling in that universe - as a writer, artist, kitbasher, whatever - ever since.

    -Crossing Delancy: I must have seen this about a million times when I was a kid, but it was my Mom's favorite movie. The characters are really annoying, but I can't help but cry when I see it on TV now.
     
  2. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    The Original Star Wars Trilogy -those movies totally captivated my imagination and still do.

    Destroy All Monsters -when I was a kid my brain would just shut down seeing all those monsters fighting King Ghidorah at the end.

    300 -it unapologetically sticks to its vision.

    Ghostbusters -GAWD the first movie is so much fun.

    Aliens -Action + Horror = awesome
     
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    -The original Star Wars Trilogy (unaltered, thankyouverymuch)
    -The Fog (the original, not the tepid remake)
    -The Big Lebowski
    -Terminator 2
    -The Guns Of Navarone
    -Where Eagles Dare
    -Top Gun
    -Alien
    -Gremlins
    -Ghost
     
  4. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'm not the biggest classic film buff--I make no excuses for falling asleep during Citizen Kane.

    But Dr. Strangelove, to me, is an almost perfect film. Social commentary that's hilarious, with some amazing performances.

    I also think The Boondock Saints is just as good, but that's a little more of an uphill battle to prove.

    I've have to see it again to say for sure, but I remember thinking Cold Mountain was incredible as well, but I really like that kinda magic realism.
     
  5. atlianz

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    The OG Star Wars trilogy for me as well
    The Goonies... I so wanted to be a Goonie when I was a kid
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Casablanca
    Back to the Future: 1st movie I ever watched after moving to the US
    BIG: that whole keyboard scene at FAO made me want to take piano lessons!
     
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    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    The Shawshank Redemption
    GATTACA
     
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    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade
    Dr. No
    From Russia With Love
    Goldfinger
    Sin City
    Return to Oz
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    Animal House
    Old School
     
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    Keiichitron Not a physicist, dammit

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    Star Trek II: KHAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!

    The Matrix: only the first one

    You Only Live Twice/Goldfinger: best Bond movies

    Raiders of Lost Ark: I'd say the whole trilogy, but Temple of Doom wasn't so hot

    original Star Wars Trilogy: Han shot first!

    Back to the Future Trilogy: just the right mix of action, comedy, and moral lesson (remember kids, Doc didn't build the time machine for financial gain)
     
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    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Jurassic Park- showed us the awesome and awesomely bad sides of cloning.

    Raiders of the lost Ark- some things are not worth finding and should not be messed with.

    Batman Begins- THAT is how you make a Batman film.

    Sanjuro- (for those who have seen it) never have I felt so much suspense in those final moments before he cuts down the villian. And the villian's death is another great scene. even though you knew it was cheap special effects for the time, to finally see blood, and that much of it at the end was a true surprise.

    Bullit- Best car chase ever!

    Goldeneye- I have never seen a Bond fight back as much as he did in this film.

    TIE:
    The usual suspects- best twist ever.
    Fight Club-best twist ever.
    American Psycho-best twist ever.

    Predator- "Get to da Choppah!"

    The Terminator- why technology should only advance so far -and then stop advancing.

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day- they should have just ended it here. Excellent film.

    War of the Worlds (the original, NOT Speilberg!)- great classic sci-fi story and film.

    *thinking of more*
     
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    Star Wars (yet it didn't stop George Lucas, you BASTARD!)
    Big Trouble in Little China
    The Thing
    Escape from New York
    the Royal Tenenbaums
    Indy Films
    Jaws
    Close Encounters
    Back to the Future
    the Goonies
    the Lost Boys
    Ferris Beullers Day Off
    Pretty in Pink
    the Breakfast Club

    LOADS MORE.
     
  11. Switch625

    Switch625 "Up, up, and away!"

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    The Star Wars Saga (Yes, all 6 films. I like the prequels, flaws and all.)
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    Superman: The Movie
    This Is Spinal Tap
    Clerks
    The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
    Pirates Of The Caribbean Trilogy (Even though I haven't seen 3 yet, but I'm sure I'll love it!)
    The Matrix (just the first one)
    Halloween
    The Transformers: The Movie (The animated one, perhaps you've heard of it?)
    The Iron Giant

    I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of them at work.
     
  12. megatroptimus

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    Rocky
    Rambo
    Commando
    Alien
    Happy Gilmore
    Zoolander
     
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    Top Gun - This movie was inspirational to me and introduced to me fighter jets, I may not be able to fly a fighter (dont have 20/20) but I still want a career in the Air Force.

    Children of Men - It's been one of the best movies I have ever seen. I came close to crying in the film. (But I'm a man and we don't cry :D  )

    Black Hawk Down - A war movie that was about events that I recall seeing on the news.

    Goldeneye - My favorite Bond film and has the one of the best villans in Bond.

    Starwars - I don't know what to type here, it holds so many things I enjoy and love about sci-fi.
     
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    Star wars 4,5 + 6

    Jaws 1, 2 + 3 (4 FTL)

    Jurassic Park

    Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien Resurrection


    Shaun of the Dead

    Godzilla: Destroy all Monsters
    : VS Mechagodzilla (1974)
    : VS Destroyah
    : X Mechagodzilla (2003?)
    : Tokyo SOS (2004?)
    : Final Wars (2005?)


    Transformers: The Movie

    Dr.who and the Daleks

    Daleks invasion of earth 2150 AD


    Theres probably more. I just forgot them.

    EDIT:
    Oh Yeah

    Pirates of the Carribean 1 + 2 (probably 3 aswell)

    All the Roger Moore era Bond Films (Man the with golden gun FTW!)

    Back to the future 1,2 + 3 (especially 3)
     
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    Fight club
     
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    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Damn. Forgot that one. I can't even begin to describe how good (and crazy) that film is. The big reveal had me going like "WTF?" the first time I saw it. I had to think about that one for it to finally make sense. Good movie!
     
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    Seriously?:inquisiti  ... all the Moore films, even Moonraker (which I love) and For Your Eyes Only?
     
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    Halloween(The original)
    THe Thing
    The Big Lebowski
    Office Space
    Shawshank Redemption
    Psycho(again the original)
    Transformers the Movie
    First 4 Friday the 13ths
    Dawn of the Dead(the original also)
    Just about any James Bond movie
    Big Trouble in Little China


    Many others I can't think of at the moment.
     
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    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    I'm inclined to say that about most Bond movies, even the Dalton ones I thought were great.
     
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