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Brother (2000) - A Japanese Yakuza gangster is exiled to the United States. Takeshi settles in Los Angeles where his younger, half brother lives and finds that although the turf is new, the rules are still the same as they try to take over the local drug trade. Yakuza VS Italian Mafia, f**k YES.

 

Boondock Saints - Two Irish brothers accidentally killed mafia thugs. They turned themselves in and were released as heroes. They then see it as a calling by God and started knocking off mafia gang members one by one. Willem Dafoe plays the detective trying to figure out the killings, but the closer he was to catching the Irish brothers, the more he thinks the brothers are doing the right thing.

 

Layer Cake - A successful cocaine dealer, who has earned a respected place among England's Mafia elite, plans an early retirement from the business. However, big boss Jimmy Price hands down a tough assignment: find Charlotte Ryder, the missing rich princess daughter of Jimmy's old pal Edward, a powerful construction business player and gossip papers socialite. Complicating matters are two million pounds' worth of Grade A ecstasy, a brutal neo-Nazi sect and a whole series of double crossings. The title "LAYER CAKE" refers to the layers or levels anyone in business goes through in rising to the top. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, he has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy, and an international drug ring threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.. . Many prefer Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels and Snatch over this in the latest craze of British Gangster movies. I think Layer Cake is a much better film.

 

The Hard Word - Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad cops, the consequences are both bizarre and fatal. Its the Australian answer to all the British Gangster Movies. I reckon it was pretty damn good but it never seemed to have found its market

 

Harsh Times - In South Central Los Angeles, the unbalanced, deranged and neurotic ex-Ranger Jim Luther Davis meets his best friend Miguel 'Mike' Alonzo to drink beers and smoke joint. Jim is expecting to join the LAPD to marry his Mexican girlfriend Marta while Mike is being pressured by his mate Sylvia to find a job. When Jim is refused by the police department, he becomes furious and begins a series of violent actions until he is called by the Federal agency and assigned to work in Colombia. Meanwhile, Mike gets a dream job, making Sylvia happy. Jim invites the weak Mike and their friend Toussant to spend the weekend in Mexico. After some incidents, Jim returns bringing 20 kg of marijuana to Los Angeles, leading to a tragic end. Not one of my favs but its still a great Christian Bale movie that often falls under the radar

 

Ronin - Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires several Ronin to form a team in order to retrieve an important suitcase from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. After the mission has been completed successfully, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a member of the team who seems to work into his own pocket. The complex net of everyone tricking everyone begins to surface slowly, and deadly... Seriously one of the all time best spy movies ever, Awesome gun fights and one of the best car chases ever.

 

The Professional (Leon) - Leon is a hitman, and happy with his life. When a young girl comes home to find her family has been killed by a drug dealer, she runs to him for help. When she discovers he is a hitman, she asks him to teach her the skills to take her revenge. Awesome epitomizes this film. One of the all time best hitman movies, even if it is a little outdated now.

 

The Salton Sea - After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker (Val Kilmer) is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Fin (Peter Sarsgaard) and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette (Debra Kara Unger) from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents (Anthony Lapaglia and Doug Hutchison) and sadistic dealer Pooh Bear (Vincent D'Onfronio). Yet again a much underrated film. Its a must watch

 

Aliens, Predator 1 & 2, Jason VS Freddy, Crank - No explanation needed. All awesome mainstream flicks. Though I was also going to throw in Bride of Chucky, I love that film but it seems to be fairly unpopular.

 

Comedy

 

Clerks 2 - The sequel picks up 10 years later. "It's about what happens when that lazy, 20-something malaise lasts into your 30s. Those dudes are kind of still mired, not in that same exact situation, but in a place where it's time to actually grow up and do something more than just sit around and dissect pop culture and talk about sex," Smith said during an interview at his Hollywood office. "It's: What happened to these dudes?" I f**king love all the View Askew movies. If you like this one also pick up Mall Rats and Dogma

 

Old School - Mitch, Frank and Beanie are disillusioned with their personal lives begining when Mitch's nymphomanic girlfriend, Heidi, cheats on him, then former party animal Frank gets married, but unwilling to get go of his wild life, and Beanie is a family man seeking to reclaim his wild and crazy youth. Beanie suggests that they form their own fraternity in Mitch's new house on a college campus to re-live their glory days by bringing together a variety of misfit college students, losers, middle-aged and elderly retirees as their new friends and later try to avoid being evicted by the new Dean of Students, Pritchard, whom still holds a personal grudge against all three of them. One of the only Will Ferrel movies I actually enjoyed, probably because he is more of a supporting cast member

 

Baseketball - Two losers from Milwaukee, Coop & Remer (Parker & Stone), invent a new game playing basketball, using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they, along with a billionaire's help, form the Professional Baseketball League where everyone gets the same pay and no team can change cities. Coop & Remer's team, the Milwaukee Beers is the only team standing in the way of major rule changes that the owner of the Dallas Felons (Vaughn) wants to institute. Seriously one of the all time funniest movies ever, Its the same guys who do South Park

 

Road Trip - Josh and Tiffany have been together since they were kids. ENTER Beth, a sexy blonde going to college with Josh. One night, Josh and Beth hook up and make a videotape the same day that Josh plans to mail a video to Tiffany of him talking about college life. The wrong tape gets sent, forcing Josh, along with a few pals, to go to Austin, where Tiffany is, and stop her from seeing the tape. Full of laughs, you'll be sure to enjoy Road Trip.

 

Tomcats - Seven years ago, a bunch of friends make a bet that'll give the last remaining bachelor a ton of money. Now, after losing a ton of money at a Vegas Casino, Michael Delaney has to quickly get his friend Kyle married so that he can collect the prize money to pay back his debt.

 

Van Wilder - To Van Wilder (Ryan Reynolds), college doesn't get you ready for life, it is life. So when his father puts a stop to his cash flow, 7 years into his time at college, it looks like the party might finally be over for Van. Down, but not out, Van, and his team devise a way to make money from partying. However that soon come to the attention of the college magazine, who send out sexy college reporter, Gwen (Tara Reid) to do a feature on the infamous Van Wilder, Party Liaison for the graduation front page. But when things start to go wrong for Van, he realizes that this time he may need to do something really crazy... GRADUATE! Road Trip, Tomcats & Van Wilder are all pretty much the exact same humour, if you like one I reckon you will like the rest

 

Just Friends - Chris Brander (Reynolds) has always been friends with Jamie Palamino (Smart), but now decides it is time to take his relationship to the next step. The problem is, is that Jamie still wants to be 'Just Friends'. When he runs away and moves to L.A., he becomes a attractive music manager, who everyone wants. When his jet crashes, when flying to Paris with his newest singing sensation, Samantha James (Faris), he ends up back home. To his surprise, he encounters Jamie again, and sets out to be more than 'Just Friends' this time. Probably the only romantic comedy I will ever like, hopefully

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american history x

batmans

coming to america

die hards

kill bills

predator

scarface

shawshank redemption

terminators

the punisher

v for vendetta

 

 

 

soo many more just cant remember atm

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scarface

pulp fiction

requiem for a dream

lock stock n 2 smoking barrels

apocalypto

death proof

blow

fear and loathing in las vegas

snatch

crank

fight club

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the professional is 1 of my fav movies,

training day is f**king awesome

face off

die hard

 

just to name a few :P

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Good burger

fight club

Mr. Brookes

valentine (bit old now)

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Boondock saints!!

 

 

top movie right there!

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boondock saints

300

pulp fiction

death proof , best car accident ever.

snatch

lock stock

good fellows

the departed

clerks 2

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This thread popped up in a search just now. Giving it a bump after 4.5 years. Will be interesting to see some refreshed movie lists. I'll post some up after I've looked over my movies and list only 10/10 movies.

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watched law abiding citizen lastnight, twas f**king awesome ^_^

guy pretty much makes a mockery of the legal system and brings a city to its knees all while in solitary confinement

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I've gone over my movie collection and narrowed down a list of my favourite movies of all time. It's in no particular order, but the movies towards the top I like the most.

 

No Country For Old Men - A modern day western about a drug deal gone wrong. It has the most epic bad guy and in my opinion is as close as you can get to a perfect movie.

There Will Be Blood - Set 100 years ago at the beginning of the oil era in the wild west of America. A true epic tale of greed and corruption of one's self.

Platoon - Quite possibly the best war movie ever made. It's set during the Vietnam war with an all-star cast.

Come And See - A Russian take on the Nazi era and war of the 50s. You're taken on a journey of survival through the eyes of a teenage boy.

Oldboy - A Korean film about a man locked up in a make-shift jail for 15 years. He's then released with no explaination. Excellent movie with a major twist you'll never see coming.

Let The Right One In - A Swedish take on the vampire genre. Instead of being gory and ultra violent, it goes in the direction of being extremely realistic. Probably one of the best endings ever in a movie.

Blue Velvet - A David Lynch noire crime film. It's gritty and unique with excellent characters.

The Wild Bunch - My favourite western movie. This was the inspiration for the game Red Dead Redemption.

 

 

These movies could fall under 'disturbing' as they will shock you and stay in your mind for days after.

 

Irreversible - A Gaspar Noe film told in reverse chronological order so you see the end of the film, then step by step see how it happened. The camera work, sound frequencies and even credits are designed to make you feel uneasy.

Requiem For A Dream - A film showing the effects of heroin use and how relationships fall apart. Darren Aronofsky's materpeice.

Marytrs - A french film about a secret society trying to figure out the secrets of death via horrific means.

 

 

Old school horror films.

 

Evil Dead 2 - The original horror series about teenagers holidaying in a remote cabin. Supernatural happenings start and people start dying. The reason I've listed Evil Dead 2 instead of the original is that the original was filmed on a very small budget and doesn't hold up as well.

Dawn Of The Dead - One of the very first zombie movies. It's extremely realistic how the characters try to survive.

 

 

Probably my all time favourite comedy.

 

Windy City Heat - A weird prank/mockumentary about a wannabe actor. Probably not for everyone, but I couldn't stop laughing throughout this.

 

 

Some other mentions. I wouldn't call these great, but they are all very good. Each are unique and are a must see for everyone.

 

Four Lions

Harold And Maude

Midnight Cowboy

Made In Britain

I Like Killing Flies

Moon

Red State

Primer

Elephant

Alpha Dog

Happiness

Tucker & Dale Vs Evil

Edited by steveP

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A lot of great movies have already been posted, so I'll add just two.

 

The Long Kiss Goodnight

 

Enemy At The Gates

Edited by pmod

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My favorites would have to be:

 

Inception - just a great concept

The kingdom

The Burbs

Weird Science (the original)

Shooter

Blue Murder

Warrior

Saving Private Ryan

Gleaming the Cube (crap but I love it)

American Ninja

Back to the Future trilogy

Zoolander

Tombstone

Big Wednesday

 

To name a few

 

I love all the 80's and 90's movies.

Edited by greens14

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The Usual Suspects

Fight Club

Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Snatch

Friday

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Ring (Japanese version)

Boondock Saints

Donnie Darko

Man Bites Dog

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My list would include -

 

Indiana Jones - loved the movies since I was a kid, a good old mainstream classic (not including crystal skulls, as a true fan I don't even consider that a true part of the movie franchise)

Prometheus

Aliens (all movies)

Any classic bond movie - back when bond was a suave ass *I love my mum*, the gadgets, the outlandish scenarios, the laughter and the villians with their excellent one liners. I feel new bond movies haven't got the same feel as the classics, they're missing a lot of the formula that goes into making a bond film.

Black hawk down

Blades of glory

Due date

hall pass

Star Wars - has to be said once again, only the classics before episodes 1, 2 and 3

Ace Ventura, both pet detective and when nature calls - hundreds upon hundreds of laughs out of these movies

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The Usual Suspects

Fight Club

Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Snatch

Friday

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Ring (Japanese version)

Boondock Saints

Donnie Darko

Man Bites Dog

 

I'm guessing you use the Donnie Darko DVD as a drink coaster whilst you watch the other [decent] movies in your list ;)

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Matrix Trilogy (but mainly 1 & 2)

LOTR Trilogy

Shawshank Redemption

Die Hard

Predator

Kill Bill

Forrest Gump.

Groundhog Day.

Home Alone 1 & 2

The Sound of Music (loved it as a kid)

Finding Nemo

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What!? No Twilight!?

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RAD is all kinds of epic. I had that, BMX bandits, Thrashin and Gleaming the Cube on pretty much non stop play in the late 80' early 90's

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