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List the greatest films in these categories

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Post by narnia4 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:46 am

Theology, sports, and fiction (books and movies) are three of the things I enjoy discussing the most (at least online). I'm not sure if there's any movie buffs here but I thought I'd try it. A few years back the American Film Institute did a top 10 list in 10 categories, so I'll steal their categories (and arguably some of their picks, I haven't seen too many romantic comedies so I went with their pick there). Fill in as many of the categories as you want and write as long an explanation as you like. If you don't want to put it in terms of "best" or "greatest", then just put your favorite. Add another category if you want, if you want me to justify my own picks I can do so. In short, respond however you want or not at all.

Animation- Toy Story
Fantasy- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Gangster- The Godfather
Science Fiction- Blade Runner
Western- The Searchers
Sport- Rocky
Mystery- Vertigo
Romantic Comedy- City Lights
Courtroom Drama- 12 Angry Men
Epic- Ben Hur

And to throw in an extra category-

Horror- Alien

I'd include action/war/historical as well (or just plain comedy instead of romcom), but that strikes me as too broad with too much genre crossover.
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Post by Katabole » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:38 am

Here are some of my favorites:

Animation- The Matrix Second Renaissance part 1 & 2
Fantasy- Willow
Gangster- Once Upon a Time in America
Science Fiction- The Man Who Fell to Earth
Western- Once Upon a Time in the West
Sport- Slap Shot
Mystery- The Usual Suspects
Romantic Comedy- A Fish Called Wanda
Courtroom Drama- The Gospel of John the movie (at the end of the movie Christ goes on trial in the Roman court)
Epic- 300
Horror- Saving Private Ryan (an action movie but truly horrifying)
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Post by Stygian » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:50 am

Animation- The Secret of Kells
Fantasy- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Science Fiction- Brazil
Western- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Comedy- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Dark Comedy- Dr. Strangelove
Drama- Amadeus
Adventure- Raiders of the Lost Ark
Horror/Thriller- No Country for Old Men (technically horror, by definition of the directors)
Musical- The Blues Brothers
Psychological- Donnie Darko
Action- Kill Bill

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Post by neo-x » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:44 am

Animation- Ratatouille
Fantasy- pirates of the caribbean
Science Fiction- Matrix
Western- not a big fan of westerns :mrgreen:
Comedy- Zohan
Dark Comedy- Borat
Drama- Forest Gump
Adventure- Jurassic Park
Horror/Thriller- The Exorcist
Musical- Moulin Rouge
Psychological- Fight Club
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Post by Rob » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:10 pm

Animation - Up
Fantasy - Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Gangster - Definitely The Godfather. (Maybe Goodfellas)
Science Fiction - Blade Runner
Western - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Mystery - Memento
Romantic Comedy - The Wedding Singer
Epic - The Ten Commandments
Horror - Jacob's Ladder

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Post by narnia4 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:18 pm

My own choices for some other possible categories.

Action- First Blood or T2 maybe? Although action is a hard category to do without wandering into my own favorites rather than what I consider to be the best (although they admittedly coincide quite a bit).
Adventure- Raiders of the Lost Ark
Musical- Fiddler on the Roof
Historical- Schindler's List
"Artsy"- Andrei Rublev
Psychological- The Decalogue

Some honorable mentions for a couple of my favorite genres-

Sci-fi- 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (that's my favorite), Alien
Western- High Noon, Shane, Unforgiven, Rio Bravo
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Post by 1over137 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:32 am

Best movies ever are: "Pay it forward" and "Good Will Hunting" :D
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Post by Silvertusk » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:03 am

Animation- The Prince of Egypt
Fantasy- The Lord of the Rings
Gangster- The Godfather
Science Fiction- Avatar
Western- SIlvarado
Sport- Probably a martial art film
Mystery- Others
Romantic Comedy- 50 First Dates
Courtroom Drama- A few good me or A Time to Kill
Epic- Lord of the Rings
Horror - The Woman in Black
Drama - The ShAwshank Redemption

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