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2012-10-06 09:00:04 AM  
Hand me the farking keys, you cocksucker, what the fuk?

They just don't write em like that anymore.
 
2012-10-06 09:05:47 AM  
SPEED?

Really?

/Rest of the list surprisingly solid.
 
2012-10-06 09:17:43 AM  

Shadow Blasko: SPEED?

Really?

/Rest of the list surprisingly solid.


Considering "Saving Private Ryan", "Shakespeare in Love", and "Natural Born Killers" were all not on the list, I think you could bump Speed off.
 
2012-10-06 09:23:01 AM  

dletter: Shadow Blasko: SPEED?

Really?

/Rest of the list surprisingly solid.

Considering "Saving Private Ryan", "Shakespeare in Love", and "Natural Born Killers" were all not on the list, I think you could bump Speed off.


Well, I absolutely hated Natural Born Killers. I still can't watch it... It wasn't the content.. but there is something about either the sound, or the presentation that quickly gives me nausea. Might be a good movie, but I seriously have never been able to see the whole thing.


SPR and SIL are two of my absolute favorite movies. Bump The Truman Show and put them both in!
 
2012-10-06 09:30:41 AM  
Also no Forrest Gump, Braveheart, True Romance, American History X, Unforgiven, or Thelma and Louise. Also missing Good Will Hunting, which I usually rate higher than other people do.

Hell, Point Break is the superior Keanu action flick and not on the list.
 
2012-10-06 09:32:46 AM  

Dust: Also no Forrest Gump, Braveheart, True Romance, American History X, Unforgiven, or Thelma and Louise. Also missing Good Will Hunting, which I usually rate higher than other people do.

Hell, Point Break is the superior Keanu action flick and not on the list.


It Definitely has one of the better RiffTrax...
 
2012-10-06 09:34:19 AM  
That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it; I'd probably bump Thin Red Line to make space.

Saving Private Ryan was a movie I loved right up until it completely abandoned its core question at the end and took a cowardly, easy way out of the very difficult question it originally asked. So it's dead to me...I prefer to think it never happened and they just went straight to Band of Brothers, instead.
 
2012-10-06 09:35:48 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Well, I absolutely hated Natural Born Killers. I still can't watch it... It wasn't the content.. but there is something about either the sound, or the presentation that quickly gives me nausea. Might be a good movie, but I seriously have never been able to see the whole thing.


It was way too over-stylized. I understand the point they were trying to make about mass media or whatever but they could have achieved that without being quite so over the top. But the script was good and the cast was too. Tarantino wrote it, he should have directed it.
 
2012-10-06 09:37:55 AM  

Mugato: It was way too over-stylized.


This is true. What impressed me most about Natural Born Killers was that it was the first movie where I truly realized that Woody Harrelson could play something -- well -- other than a dopey bartender or sidekick.
 
2012-10-06 09:41:31 AM  

Dust: Also no Forrest Gump, Braveheart, True Romance, American History X, Unforgiven, or Thelma and Louise. Also missing Good Will Hunting, which I usually rate higher than other people do.


I think they probably wanted to avoid making it a list of all Oscar winners. Although I farking hate Forrest Gump, that shouldn't have been there.
 
2012-10-06 09:55:44 AM  

Mugato: I think they probably wanted to avoid making it a list of all Oscar winners. Although I farking hate Forrest Gump, that shouldn't have been there.


Yeah, I didn't mention that Titanic was missing for those exact reasons. Both of those years, there were so many better movies to receive the Best Picture Oscar.
 
2012-10-06 09:59:08 AM  
Not a bad list. It missed a few good ones and had a couple over rated ones, but not bad. L.A. Confidential is awesome.
 
2012-10-06 09:59:32 AM  
Again....



SPEED? wtf
 
2012-10-06 10:06:25 AM  

Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it


I could never stand that movie, especially in contrast to Elizabeth. If it was put across as a comedy it would be ok, but probably even then not as good as Grosse Pointe Blank.

And what is the Truman Show doing on the list?
 
2012-10-06 10:08:53 AM  
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Would be pleased English Patient isn't on the list.

/I will admit the Blu-Ray version is gorgeous
 
2012-10-06 10:10:24 AM  
Hell, Se7en is probably one of the best movies ever made
 
2012-10-06 10:11:08 AM  
Not a terrible list but you farkers came up with some good omissions. Could have done without Speed and The Truman Show.
 
2012-10-06 10:13:34 AM  
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Whar?
 
2012-10-06 10:15:41 AM  
Dark City
PCU
The Iron Giant
The Sandlot
Millers Crossing
 
2012-10-06 10:16:29 AM  
Speaking of Natural Born Killers, Rodney Dangerfield was fantastic in that movie.

Clicked on link looking for Fight Club, leaving satisfied.

behance.vo.llnwd.net
 
2012-10-06 10:17:11 AM  

Pocket Ninja: That's actually not a bad list. I think I agree that Shakespeare in Love belongs on it; I'd probably bump Thin Red Line to make space.

Saving Private Ryan was a movie I loved right up until it completely abandoned its core question at the end and took a cowardly, easy way out of the very difficult question it originally asked. So it's dead to me...I prefer to think it never happened and they just went straight to Band of Brothers, instead.


The final cemetary scene always rubbed me wrong. It seemed more like a baby boomer wishing he were good enough for daddy rather than what a cohort from WWII would have done.

Then again, the "I could have saved one more" scene from Schindler's list is so mawkish and maudlin, it unfortunately breaks the mood and brings the giggles for me. What did you THINK you were doing, Oscar?
 
2012-10-06 10:17:23 AM  

hamdingers: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x314]

Whar?


Trampled by wildebeests
 
2012-10-06 10:18:25 AM  
Adams Family Values is one of my favorite
 
2012-10-06 10:20:05 AM  

titwrench: Not a terrible list but you farkers came up with some good omissions. Could have done without Speed and The Truman Show.


And Terminator 2.

These are enjoyable ways to spend a couple of hours, but there were much better movies out there.
 
2012-10-06 10:21:04 AM  
Good list except for Speed being on there... really, WTF
 
2012-10-06 10:22:37 AM  
No Titanic or Howard Stern's Private Parts? Fail.
 
2012-10-06 10:23:14 AM  
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And since this is Fark, don't we have to give a shout-out to Office Space? 

/better than Speed
 
2012-10-06 10:23:56 AM  
No to Speed, The Truman Show, The Sixth Sense, and the last five minutes of L.A. Confidential.
 
2012-10-06 10:25:11 AM  
No Misery?

/Okay maybe not great, but I loved it.
 
2012-10-06 10:25:28 AM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Hell, Se7en is probably one of the best movies ever made


Zodiac was better.

/IMO, of course
 
2012-10-06 10:25:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The Truman Show


This it gave networks ideas.
 
2012-10-06 10:26:09 AM  
People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.
 
2012-10-06 10:29:09 AM  
I would take "Heat" off. Far as I recall, it sort of came and went. It was supposed to be this big deal with Pacino and DeNiro together, but it just wasn't.

Yeah, it's gotten more popular since, but when it was released? Meh.
 
2012-10-06 10:30:04 AM  
Seen 'em all but 'Boyz in the 'Hood' and 'Trainspotting' and have even seen small bits of those.
 
2012-10-06 10:31:14 AM  

Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.


I just don't like Jim Carey. On In Living Color he was OK because he had 5-10 minutes and I could stomach that but an hour and a half or more of his schtick is too much. Now to contradict myself I thought he was really good in Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind.
 
2012-10-06 10:33:46 AM  

buntz: I would take "Heat" off. Far as I recall, it sort of came and went. It was supposed to be this big deal with Pacino and DeNiro together, but it just wasn't.


The best part of heat was the opening scene, that was Awesome
 
2012-10-06 10:40:02 AM  

buntz: I would take "Heat" off. Far as I recall, it sort of came and went. It was supposed to be this big deal with Pacino and DeNiro together, but it just wasn't.

Yeah, it's gotten more popular since, but when it was released? Meh.


I'd argue that that's a better measure of a movie's quality, actually. Lots of movies make a big splash on release, then fade from the public consciousness. The public takes a while to discover a lot of the classics. Look at Office Space or Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Anyway, my personal favorite of the 90s isn't on the list, and behaved pretty much the opposite of what I just described. The Fisher King opened really strong, but is now one of those movies where if you bring it up, people say "Oh yeah! Forgot about that one! That was good!" I still find very few flaws in it, which is a rare thing for a Gilliam film. And it's the movie that cemented my philosophy that I will watch anything Jeff Bridges is in.
 
2012-10-06 10:40:31 AM  

Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.


A movie with a similar theme, I personally think Being John Malkovich was a much better movie than The Truman Show.
 
2012-10-06 10:42:30 AM  
I would like to see Unforgiven on that list.

/Deserves got nothin' to do with it
 
2012-10-06 10:46:02 AM  

HeathenHealer: I would like to see Unforgiven on that list.

/Deserves got nothin' to do with it


True.

We all got it comin'.
 
2012-10-06 10:47:22 AM  
Not a fan of Terminator 2, but otherwise not an entirely shiat list.
 
2012-10-06 10:49:50 AM  

shifty lookin bleeder: titwrench: Not a terrible list but you farkers came up with some good omissions. Could have done without Speed and The Truman Show.

And Terminator 2.

These are enjoyable ways to spend a couple of hours, but there were much better movies out there.


No. Shut up. T2 was the pinnacle of the scifi action movie. And you actually FELT something. Jesus, a scifi action movie where you actually feel emotion. That's just a tremendous feat.
 
2012-10-06 10:52:43 AM  
ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.
 
2012-10-06 10:54:54 AM  

Leader O'Cola: and Dark City of course


FTFM
 
2012-10-06 10:55:13 AM  

Leader O'Cola: replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


You go to hell. Straight there... No stopping at your friends, no getting some food... You go straight to hell!
 
2012-10-06 10:55:25 AM  

shifty lookin bleeder: Gunny Highway: People don't like Truman Show? I love that movie.

A movie with a similar theme, I personally think Being John Malkovich was a much better movie than The Truman Show.


... that's not really a similar theme... I guess the voyeuristic aspect of watching someone's (perceived) personal life yeah, but it's 2 way completely different movies.
 
2012-10-06 10:55:37 AM  
List fails without The Brady Bunch Movie

Psychotic Jan was a thing of beauty.
 
2012-10-06 10:58:25 AM  

Leader O'Cola: ummmm... most of these seem to be missing...

the Grifters
Miller's Crossing
Raise the Red Lantern
Double Life of Veronique
Unforgiven
the Player
the Piano
Red/White/Blue
Heavenly Creatures
Sense and Sensibility
la Haine
Kalifornia
Leaving Las Vegas
Breaking the Waves
the English Patient
Boogie Nights
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Happiness
Run Lola Run
American Beauty
Magnolia
.....

replace
Groundhog Day, Sixth Sense, Boyz in the Hood, Jurassic Park, Speed, Trainspotting, Truman Show, Heat with some of those.
jeez.


You're the doss coont what takes Trainspooting I'll fookin cut ya.


Surprisingly strong decade for movies though. I hadn't realized it but you look back and it really was.
 
2012-10-06 11:00:24 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: Hand me the farking keys, you cocksucker, what the fuk?

They just don't write em like that anymore.


He'll flip ya. He'll flip ya for real.
 
2012-10-06 11:00:53 AM  

rocky_howard: No. Shut up. T2 was the pinnacle of the scifi action movie. And you actually FELT something. Jesus, a scifi action movie where you actually feel emotion. That's just a tremendous feat.


Terminator 2 was awesome when I was 10, but rewatching it fairly recently, it felt way overly long and Edward Furlong came off as Scrappy Doo-esque. The special effects and action still stand up well, but I don't like the plot nearly as much as the first film's.


I've also come to the conclusion that James Cameron is pretty much a talented version of Michael Bay. I mean, the kind of movies they make aren't really that much different, but Cameron at least comes off as someone who gives a shiat about the movie he's making rather than knowingly catering his films to mouthbreathers.
 
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