All ATS members, Quick Question... What is the greatest movie ever made?

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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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reply to post by WideAwakeNow
 


Absolutely phenomenal.


A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.


Max Von Sydow (probably best known in America for portraying Father Merrin in The Exorcist), Gunnar Björnstrand, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.




posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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lol.... Come on we know you like, robin hood men in tights, priscilla queen of the desert, babe, or any gay porn flick hahaha
I have seen 'Robin Hood: Men In Tights', but I have never even heard of those others before. What is it that you are [color=FF85EB]really trying to say here?

Don't be shy. Now is as good a time as any to go ahead and take that first step out....

 
 

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How the hell can you pick the greatest movie ever made? That's like trying to pick one food that you would eat for the rest of your life....
[color=FF8742]Lasagna!!!!




 
 
 
 

To the several mentions of '[color=08BDFF]Planes, Trains, and Automobiles' =


I am not claiming this movie is any sort of all time best, but I just watched 'Due Date' a few days ago, with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galaf....(Hangover's).

I was looking online, and couldn't find any official credit given to the original, which is undeniably 'Planes, Trains, and Automobiles'. Even though the overall basic plot and several similarities within a few scenes, are too close to be denied, it still turned out to be a funnier movie than I was expecting.

They should have given credit where it was due, even if for nothing but inspiration, but just watching 'Due Date' is a good reminder to go ahead and put 'Planes, Trains......' near the top of the playlist to soon be watched. I suppose that's good enough.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by ladyteeny


i'm with you on that one, shawshank (and green mile) are my two faves


You think the movies are good, they pale in comparison to the short story (Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption),and the serial or combined novel.

The Green Mile was the best adaptation of one of King's novels, though.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:16 AM
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The first time you read the book, did you get twitchy when people coughed or sneezed around you?

The scariest movie of all time, IMO, was "Pet Cemetery". Uh, I seem to have a theme going here.

Gotta think of different movies.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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Best comedies of all time, almost anything directed by Mel Brooks:

High Anxiety
Young Frankenstein
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Space Balls
Silent Movie
Blazing Saddles
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
and the best of the bunch

History of the World: Part 1




posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Oh yeah haha. But nothing beat how I felt after reading The Mist, which is also a movie I loved b/c the added an ending to the story which I believe to be a VERY Stephen King ending.

I can't stand being in fog since reading it haha.

Read the graphic novel version of The Stand. Made my skin crawl.
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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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For entertainment:

* The General (silent, with Buster Keaton)

Because the story is both important and well told in film:

* The Caine Mutiny
* The Matrix
* Band of Brothers (if that counts as a "movie")



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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'See no evil, Hear no evil'

'Stir crazy.'



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by gamesmaster63
reply to post by WideAwakeNow
 


Absolutely phenomenal.


A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.


Max Von Sydow (probably best known in America for portraying Father Merrin in The Exorcist), Gunnar Björnstrand, written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.


I keep reading that the movie was amazing and such but I didn't even make it to the chess scene. I spent an hour and 40 minutes watching that movie and haven't been so bored in my life in a long time. I usually spend 10-20 minutes before switching a movie off but figured it's supposed to be a classic so I'll give it chance but just couldn't get through it.

Also I know I'm not American but I haven't seen The Exorcist and I best remember Max Von Sydow for Judge Dredd and Solomon Kane.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Why do guys always (mostly anyway) always say shawshank redemption or green mile as their fav film?? Is it so you can have a good greet (cry) and get away with it.
It has to be either Terminator 2 or Aliens or even mabey Chronicals of Riddick.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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Hey, all of you are forgetting the best movie ever made....A....Clockwork....Orange....



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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American Beauty
Point Break
True Romance



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:19 PM
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All depends on the genre:

Sci Fi - Blade Runner (First Contact a very close second)
Comedy - Life of Brian, way way way ahead.
Adventure - Raiders of the Lost Ark



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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In no particular order.....
Forrest Gump
2001: A Space Odyssey
Independence Day
The Matrix
Terminator 2
Rocky 3
The Great Escape
The Dambusters
Good Morning Vietnam
Men In Black



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:29 PM
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It is so hard to decide from all the amazing movies I have seen.
I do notice that allot of people in this thread have very good taste, at least in my opinion.


The best movies that comes to mind now would be, The Brotherhood of the Bell.





The film relates how a successful economics professor, Dr. Andrew Patterson, discovers that an elite fraternity he had joined 22 years before in college is really a callous banking and business cabal that obtains wealth and power for its members through nefarious practices.





Twenty-two years after his initiation into a secret society known as the "Brotherhood of the Bell" or "the Bell," Dr. Andrew (Andy) Patterson (Glenn Ford) is requested to be the "senior" of a new initiate, Phillip Everest Dunning (Robert Pine). The initiation takes place in "the secret chamber of the bell" in the Beta Epsilon Lambda fraternity house of St. George College in San Francisco at sunrise. Patterson is coldly greeted by the house proctor Weber, who directs him to the library where he meets his "senior" Chad Harmon (Dean Jagger) of San Francisco, a member for forty years. The initiation takes place before a large bell in the center of points of the compass depicted on the floor. Phillip Dunning had been studying the articles and letters of the brotherhood since midnight. He is then instructed by Harmon to give them to him to be destroyed. He is sworn to secrecy, and he takes his appropriate place at the due east compass point with Harmon at the south point, Patterson at the west point, and Weber at the north point. He is reminded that he will be given an assignment or "due bill" at some indeterminate time in the future, and instructed that he is obliged to carry it out without question. The four men recite the oath of loyalty and secrecy and end by tolling the bell.
As they leave the fraternity house Chad Harmon gives Patterson a business card with an address written on it, telling him to stop by there before he takes the return flight to Los Angeles. In a parting conversation with his new junior Phillip Dunning, he makes the point of telling him that they are not only part of the establishment but "the" establishment.


en.wikipedia.org...

www.imdb.com...

9 minutes clip.


Complete movie on youtube
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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:46 PM
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You are absolutely spot on in the comedy genre!
Life of Brian is a masterpiece by far!

www.imdb.com...

Hilarious scene.



Monty Python and the Holy Grail, is another work of pure genius.

www.imdb.com...

The annoying peasant, aka the 99%.


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posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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I honestly think Holy Grail is superior to Life of Brian, much funnier.

I also thought Shawshank Redemption was ok but not that good and The Green Mile? Cool movie but nothing to get upset over. Toy Story 3 though, the conveyor belt scene......



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 02:14 PM
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Originally posted by curious7
I honestly think Holy Grail is superior to Life of Brian, much funnier.

I also thought Shawshank Redemption was ok but not that good and The Green Mile? Cool movie but nothing to get upset over. Toy Story 3 though, the conveyor belt scene......


I have a really hard time deciding which one of them is the best.


I saw a movie recently that was a very fun take on the old type adventure movies.
Well I guess it is almost a combination between Conan the Barbarian, Lord of the Rings, Holy Grail and the usual "lightheaded" pot movies. I had quite a few good laughs.

Your Highness is the title.
Not that good rating on IMDb, but personally I think it is a modern masterpiece.

www.imdb.com...

Trailer


Moment of passion.



posted on Oct, 29 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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