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My favorite Movies

P. Romberg "phlyle11"
The list author says: "This is a list I have put together based on the following criteria: what I think are the best all around films, personal favorites, rewatchability, great performances, profound message, the right point in my life to see a particular movie, and various other things, all of which are subjective. And, yes, I realize this is lacking many classics like 'Citizen Kane' & 'Casablanca,' but I will emphasize what I said before that many of these are "Right Film at the Right Time," and since I am 32, the 80's & 90's movies had the biggest impact on my life."
L.A. Confidential [Blu-ray]
L.A. Confidential [Blu-ray]
"This movie got robbed by Titanic.  There is nothing about this film that isn't great: the story, the direction, the performances, the atmosphere. I get the same, original sense of excitement every time I watch this."
Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut (Director's Edition)
Almost Famous: The Bootleg Cut (Director's Edition)
"This is for the "Bootleg Cut," not the theatrical; just a great story about the last great age of Rock N'Roll. The characters and situations are so rich and well developed, but that is probably because they are based on real people and events."
Good Will Hunting (Miramax Collector's Series)
Good Will Hunting (Miramax Collector's Series)
"Matt Damon got robbed by Jack Nicholson."
Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]
"While I do think this has a good story, it is so visually stunning and the effects have held up so well even in this age of 3D and movies like 'Avatar' and such, it gets better and more rewarding with repeat viewings."
The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
The Godfather Collection (The Coppola Restoration) [Blu-ray]
"Mostly rated here for Part One, but Part Two is also great. Not much to say about this that hasn't already been said. Really, this is perfection."
Saving Private Ryan (Sapphire Series)  [Blu-ray]
Saving Private Ryan (Sapphire Series) [Blu-ray]
"I know that there is a feeling that this is just a cheap, "Hollywood" war movie, but I think this is the best depiction of combat in the history of film, encompassing both massive combat and personal struggles amid death and destruction. Again, great performances. And, yeah, this movie and Tom Hanks got robbed at the Oscars."
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition)
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Special Edition)
"To me, this is the pinnacle of the the action/adventure genre. Great set pieces, fun story, and an iconic turn by Harrison Ford."
The Silence of the Lambs [Blu-ray]
The Silence of the Lambs [Blu-ray]
"Great, great performances. Excellent directing. Worthy of all the Oscar accolades. A lot of credit goes to Hopkins and Foster (rightly so), but Ted Levine can play one creepy bastard."
Casino [Blu-ray]
Casino [Blu-ray]
"I think Casino is the best of the Scorcese gangster films, but I would put GoodFellas and The Departed near the same level. I always thought that Casino had such an interesting, engrossing story of Las Vegas from a different era."
The Usual Suspects [Blu-ray]
The Usual Suspects [Blu-ray]
"I'll admit that this probably rates this high for the well-known twist, but it is still a great noir-ish story and Kevin Spacey is amazing. Plus, Stephen Baldwin has pretty funny lines."
Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction
"Everybody knows how influential this film has been. I remember the early-mid 90's with every other movie being advertised as the next Pulp Fiction, or being in the style of Pulp Fiction."
Boogie Nights [Blu-ray]
Boogie Nights [Blu-ray]
"So awesome. Especially John C. Reiley and Philip Seymour Hoffman. "I'm a big bright shining star.""
Braveheart (Sapphire Series) [Blu-ray]
Braveheart (Sapphire Series) [Blu-ray]
"Awesome, awesome epic. Violent battle scenes surrounding a romance story. Despite the romantic shades, it is still a big time dude movie."
Clerks (15th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
Clerks (15th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
"This is probably the best example of overrating a movie based on "Right Place, Right Time." I've always thought this film was the best look at that period of time, namely the apathy of Generation X."
The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray]
The Shawshank Redemption [Blu-ray]
"I probably have this somewhat underrated, but it is on TV so damn much, it suffers from some over-kill. Still a great movie."
Dazed & Confused (The Criterion Collection)
Dazed & Confused (The Criterion Collection)
"Again, probably rates so high because it came out in my prime movie viewing life. But I don't know if there is another movie that so many viewers can relate to, despite the time frame of the movie (1977?.) For each character in the movie, there was a corresponding classmate of mine."
The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray]
The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray]
"Crazy things that the devil can do. This has always had a special place for me, being raised catholic. It just has some kind of added mythology knowing some of the backstory of exorcists and the ritual of exorcism. Also, great direction and acting."
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Limited Edition)
Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Limited Edition)
"With other series based entries on this list, the ranking kind of goes for the whole series. Not this one. the other 5 Star Wars movies wouldn't even crack the top 50, maybe 100. This one's story is so dark and rich, and it is the only on that I can really watch repeatedly."
Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (2009) Ewan McGregor; Ewen Bremner; John Hodge
Trainspotting [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray] (2009) Ewan McGregor; Ewen Bremner; John Hodge
"Also, another "Right Place, Right Time." I saw this in college, and it had such a profound effect on me. I had to read the book and own the soundtrack, both volumes."
Hoosiers [Blu-ray]
Hoosiers [Blu-ray]
"This is the quintessential sports underdog movie, with out, in my mind, dragging in every sports movie cliche, like how The Natural does."
Sling Blade [Blu-ray]
Sling Blade [Blu-ray]
"This movie is so underrated it is rediculous. After seeing this, I've never understood why Billy Bob Thorton gets so much crap. His direction is excellent, and he completely loses himself in the Carl role. Dwight Yokum and John Ritter are also great."
Goldfinger [Blu-ray]
Goldfinger [Blu-ray]
"Although I think from "Russia with Love" may be a better film, I think this one encapsulates the full-on height of Bond-Mania: cool story, memorable bad guy and henchman, most well-known female character name, sweet car. This on had it all, including Connery."
Munich (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
Munich (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
"This was much, much better than expected when I saw it in the theater. In fact, I thought it was the best picture of 2006, better than "Crash," anyways. Such an engrossing story that I did not know too much about, at least the fact based portions. I know some of this has been fictionalized."
Rushmore (The Criterion Collection)
Rushmore (The Criterion Collection)
American History X [Blu-ray]
American History X [Blu-ray]
Heat [Blu-ray]
Heat [Blu-ray]
Road to Perdition [Blu-ray]
Road to Perdition [Blu-ray]
Lords of Dogtown (Unrated Extended Cut)
Lords of Dogtown (Unrated Extended Cut)
Zodiac (Two-Disc Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
Zodiac (Two-Disc Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
Alien (The Director's Cut)
Alien (The Director's Cut)
Seven [Blu-ray Book]
Seven [Blu-ray Book]
The Prestige [Blu-ray]
The Prestige [Blu-ray]
Memento (10th Anniversary Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
Memento (10th Anniversary Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
Die Hard [Blu-ray]
Die Hard [Blu-ray]
Unforgiven [Blu-ray]
Unforgiven [Blu-ray]
Stand By Me (Special Edition)
Stand By Me (Special Edition)
Apocalypse Now: Redux
Apocalypse Now: Redux