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List your top ten movies of the year so far.


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#1 of 99 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted November 14 2003 - 04:02 AM

I know the year is not over yet and there are two films that definately should make my list. Care to take any guesses? Anyway, I will list my top ten as of right now.

1. Seabiscuit
2. Open Range
3. Mystic River
4. Kill Bill
5. Matchstick Men
6. Master & Commander
7. X-2
8. The Italian Job
9. Finding Nemo
10. Underworld
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#2 of 99 OFFLINE   Kevin Clemons

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Posted November 14 2003 - 04:20 AM

I might have trouble coming up with ten Posted Image

1: Kill Bill
2: Lost In Translation
3: Pirate of the Caribbean
4: Matchstick Men
5: Identity
6: Confidence
7: Mystic River
8: Finding Nemo
9: 28 Days Later
10: Intolerable Cruelty

#3 of 99 OFFLINE   IanHo

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Posted November 14 2003 - 04:28 AM

Definately too early since a lot of good films are coming out Nov. and Dec.

1(*) Return of the King (since I believe it'll be at least as good as FOTR/TTT)
2. Finding Nemo
3. Open Range
4. Master and Commander
5. Pirates of the Caribbean
6. Bend It Like Beckham
7. Whale Rider
8. Lost in Translation
9. School of Rock
10.(*)Last Samurai (haven't seen it yet but I have a feeling it will rate higher).

Revised: Since I just came back from seeing Master and Commander and for some reason I thought Bend It Like Beckham came out the year before.

#4 of 99 OFFLINE   Chris Atkins

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Posted November 14 2003 - 04:55 AM

Well I'm not going to list any movies I haven't seen yet.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Open Range
Finding Nemo
Hulk
X-2
Gods and Generals
Terminator 3
Pirates of the Caribbean
Matrix Reloaded
Matrix Revolutions

EDITED: Master and Commander now on top!

#5 of 99 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted November 14 2003 - 05:02 AM

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Return of the King

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Last Samurai

Those were the two that I was talking about. I am sure that they will make my list. The Alamo looks pretty good too.
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#6 of 99 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted November 14 2003 - 05:50 AM

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The Alamo looks pretty good too.
The Alamo won't make anybody's list this year. It's been postponed until April 2004.

Right now my list looks like:
    [*]Finding Nemo[*]American Splendor[*]City Of God[*]Kill Bill Vol 1[*]Master & Commander: The Far Side Of The World[*]Open Range[*]Lost In Translation[*]A Mighty Wind[*]Seabiscuit[*]Mystic River

Of course, that list will change a lot. Other possible additions: Return of the King (who am I kidding, I should just hold #1 for it like Ian), Cold Mountain, The Missing, Big Fish, House Of Sand & Fog, 21 Grams, In America, The Last Samurai.

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* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


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Posted November 14 2003 - 06:36 AM

Are "Irreversible" and "City of God" this year or last year? I saw them last year, but I think they count this year, so here goes:

City of God
The Missing
21 Grams
Irreversible
Finding Nemo
Open Range
Mystic River
School of Rock
Whale Rider
Bubba Ho Tep

I haven't seen "Station Agent" yet. I still need to see RotK, Big Fish, In America, Cold Mountain, House of Sand & Fog, and Last Samurai. All contenders.

#8 of 99 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted November 14 2003 - 07:38 AM

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Bubba Ho Tep


I want to see that, unfortunatly it's coming soon to a theater far far away from me.

I'll give my top 3 thus far and hold judgement on the rest till i've seen them.

1. Kill Bill
2. Finding Nemo
3. SeaBiscuit

One of the ways I talked my wife into letting me buy my nice exspensive home theater set up, was to tell her I wouldn't be going to the theater as much, so unfortunatly a lot of the movies that some of you are listing I won't see till they hit DVD. But at least when I see them I won't be sitting in front of someone who's kicking my chair and talking to their friend, while their cell phone rings.

#9 of 99 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted November 14 2003 - 07:45 AM

1) The Shape Of Things
2) Kill Bill Vol. 1
3) Russian Ark
4) Stevie
5) Lilya 4-Ever
6) Open Range
7) Divine Intervention
8) Northfork
9) Intolerable Cruelty
10) American Splendor
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#10 of 99 OFFLINE   Perry Jonkheer

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Posted November 14 2003 - 07:45 AM

I don't feel like listing 10 movies...

But nobody has mentioned "Runaway Jury"

Interesting.
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#11 of 99 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted November 14 2003 - 08:26 AM

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3) Russian Ark


Did that get released this year? or did it just hit DVD this year? If it got released this year i'm adding it to my list Posted Image I had never heard of it until I saw one lonley copy sitting on the video store shelf, rented it and it blew me away.
Also the making of documentary on the DVD was almost as fascinating as the movie itself.

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Posted November 14 2003 - 08:47 AM

I haven't seen too too many movies in the theaters this year. In fact, I've only seen 16. Some that were released this year I caught on DVD. I think I'll just take the same route as George See and list my top 3.

1. Kill Bill: Volume 1
2. Lost in Translation
3. Finding Nemo

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#13 of 99 OFFLINE   Aaron Garman

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Posted November 14 2003 - 12:54 PM

Again, tough to name ten at this point. So far, I have loved:

[list=1][*]X2[*]Hulk[*]Master and Commander[*]Love Actually[*]Lost in Translation[*]Kill Bill[*]Bruce Almighty[*]Finding Nemo[*]Freddy vs. Jason[/list=1]

Something tells me Return of the King will be added to that list very soon.

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#14 of 99 OFFLINE   CraigK

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Posted November 14 2003 - 01:20 PM

I don't think its right to complile a top ten list yet...there's a month of films left! Plus...its not very objective to put films on your list if you have not seen them...no matter how good you may think they are going to be:

For the record...no one put OWNING MAHOWNEY on their list...a wonderful painful movie experience about an implosive individual and his obsessive tunnel vision with his own gambling addiction. Phillip Seymor Hoffman was amazing...the best low-key performance of the year...next to Bill Murray's, of course.

Nice to see the witty satire A MIGHTY WIND make one list, as well as the magnificent OPEN RANGE (I loved how wonderfully sparse, yet evocative the characters and dialogue were).

I refuse to make a true top ten list this early, but, in random order...here are my best that I have seen this year:

OPEN RANGE
LOST IN TRANSLATION
MASTER AND COMMANDER
A MIGHTY WIND
OWNING MAHOWNEY
PHONE BOOTH
BEND IT LIKE BECKUM (spelling?)
MATCHSTICK MEN
LOVE ACTUALLY
THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE (was released in 2002...but did not see the light of day where I live until this year...thus...I list it here)

#15 of 99 OFFLINE   Jeff Adams

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Posted November 14 2003 - 02:05 PM

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I don't think its right to complile a top ten list yet...there's a month of films left!

That is why my thread says "So far" And I also stressed that the year is not over yet, I was just wondering what you thought were the best ones so far.


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Plus...its not very objective to put films on your list if you have not seen them...no matter how good you may think they are going to be:
All the movies on my list I have seen. I agree, there is no way anyone can tell how good a movie is going to be until it actually is seen. I though that Revolutions was going to be amazing and was pretty let down. But I don't think that ROTK will dissapoint.

I'll take your suggestion and go see Owning Mahowney. I think Phillip Seymor Hoffman is an outstanding actor.
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Posted November 14 2003 - 02:07 PM

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#17 of 99 OFFLINE   George See

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Posted November 14 2003 - 02:09 PM

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Sweet Posted Image Didn't play anywhere's near me but I can't wait for the DVD. I love the band and coupled with the fact that some people are calling it the best Band Documentary ever, i'm really looking forward to it.

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Posted November 14 2003 - 02:55 PM

1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2. Kill Bill: Volume 1
3. Mystic River
4. Nowhere in Africa
5. The Italian Job
6. 28 Days Later
7. Irréversible
8. Tears of the Sun
9. Open Range
10. Phone Booth

#19 of 99 OFFLINE   Kristian

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Posted November 14 2003 - 03:07 PM

1. Love Actually
2. Lost In Translation
3. Finding Nemo
4. X2: X-Men United
5. School of Rock
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
7. Shattered Glass
8. Kill Bill: Volume 1
9. Thirteen
10. Open Range

There have been several movies I expected to see in my top ten that fell short (the Matrix sequels, Mystic River) and several I didn't expect to make my list that ended up placing very highly (Love Actually, School of Rock). It's been a strange year at the movies.
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Posted November 14 2003 - 03:17 PM

In no particular order

Kill Bill Vol. 1
Lost in Translation
Love Actually
Down With Love
Elf
Intolerable Cruelty
Pirates of the Caribbean
Seabiscuit
X2
Dirty Pretty Things


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