Movies Ten Films To Know Me

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  1. sweetviolenturg Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    A friend of mine tagged me on Facebook to play this game & it proved to be pretty fun/interesting so I thought I'd import my list over here to Sherdog & see what others have to say about it as well as see what films they choose to represent themselves.
    So, my list is as follows:
    1) BLACK SUNDAY - Mario Bava's 1960 chiller is the first film that I can ever remember watching when I was five years old. It sparked the flame for my lifelong love of genre fare.
    2) KING CREOLE - I grew up on a steady diet of monster movies, horror films & Elvis musicals. With this 1958 opus being my favorite of the latter bunch. Other favs included JAILHOUSE ROCK, FLAMING STAR & KID GALAHAD but KING CREOLE was the best IMO.
    3) ENTER THE DRAGON - I've written extensively about my experience with this film before so I'll try to condense it as much as possible. After seeing it at the drive-in as a wee lad in 1974 it inspired me into a lifelong study of the martial arts & my participation in combat sports. It led to black belts in kickboxing & Kajukenbo Kempo as well as a professional boxing career. Plus a single pro kickboxing bout.
    4) FAT CITY - This is my all-time favorite boxing film. It's an all too often overlooked classic from 1972.
    5) ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 - This 1976 action-suspense film is representative of one of my favorite filmmakers John Carpenter. I could just as easily chosen HALLOWEEN, THE THING or PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
    6) AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON - This 1981 film is right up there among my top two or three genre films.
    7) BLACK CHRISTMAS - Bob Clark's 1974 chiller is at the top of my genre fav films list.
    8) REQUIEM FOR A DREAM - this 2000 Jared Leto film is a masterpiece IMHO & a film that I can watch over & over again & never tire of.
    9) I SAW THE DEVIL - 2010's best movie IMO & one of the best of that decade.
    10) MANDY/ BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99/ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD - Yeah, I cheated by declaring that I couldn't choose between these three favorites for the final spot.

    So, now you can comment on my list and/or create your own.
     
  2. MeatWagon06 Postponed Indefinitely

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    1. Tommy Boy
    2. Happy Gilmore
    3. Predator
    4. Billy Madison
    5. Boondock Saints
    6. Dumb & Dumber
    7.Evil Dead Army of Darkness
    8. Step Brothers
    9. Jurassic Park
    10. Starship Troopers
    10.5. South Park Bigger Longer & Uncut
     
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  3. Phr3121 Banned Banned

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    Yo, where is "ROCKY", 1976? o_O Yeah, #3 and #5 were (are) great movies...
     
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    Haha that’s what I watched as a kid. I’m not a film buff. But don’t you go judging me ya snob.
     
  6. Drain Bamage Guitar God 420

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    Sounds like you grew up in a film loving house hold?


    Also, man how can you watch Requiem over and over lol.... movie is beyond dark. I love me some dark Lynchian stuff and that one is even too much for me to throw on repeat view.
     
  7. sweetviolenturg Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Nope, ROCKY ( nor any of its sequels ) really left an indelible mark on me. I enjoyed them but none of them really resonated with me on a personal level like the rest of the films I listed did.
     
  8. sweetviolenturg Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Well, watching REQUIEM on repeat was perhaps a wee bit of hyperbole on my part. I actually only watch it once or twice a year. :D
     
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    1. Forrest Gump, 1994.
    2. Apocalypse Now, 1979.
    3. Marley & Me, 2008.
    4. Lone Survivor, 2013.
    5. Heaven can Wait, 1978.
    6. 300, 2006.
    7. Scent of a Woman, 1992.
    8. Excalibur, 1981.
    9. Brotherhood of the Wolf, 2001.
    10. Patton, 1970.
     
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  10. sweetviolenturg Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    And, yes. Both of my parents loved movies. During the summer months, they took my two older sisters & me to the drive-in once or twice a week. And there were always movies on our television at home. And while neither was quite the genre film fanatic that I would become they did both enjoy that sort of fare quite a bit.
     
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    . Full Metal Jacket, 1987.
     
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    The great escape
    Grease
    The Italian Job
    Pulp Fiction
    Saving Private Ryan
    Life of Brian
    The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    Christmas Vacation
    Full Metal Jacket
    Goodfellas

    Those are probably the 10 films I've watched more than any other in my lifetime so far.
    Man that was hard.
     
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    The Apartment
    Double Indemnity
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Godfather
    Network
    Repo Man
    Rosemary's Baby
    Sunset Boulevard
    Touch of Evil
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
     
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    "Ten Films To Know Me" :eek:

    . The Exorcist, 1973.
     
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    Grown ups: I'm a goof

    Pain and gain: I'm a jacked white boy deal with it

    Ready 2 rumble: wanted to fight but accident stopped that

    Lost boys: this movie I must have watched 50 times as a child. If I could be something paranormal I'd be a fuckin vampire

    White men can't jump: love basketball. Play decent. Can't jump for shit. Lol

    Jay and silent Bob: snoochie boochies

    Dogma: kinda started my infatuation for Latin women. Selma was just something else in that movie.

    Major league: again watched 50 times as s kid. Played baseball but Jay and silent Bob got me kicked off the team.

    1408: if you haven't watched this you should. This movie is so sick and twisted it opened alot of mental channels I didn't know existed.

    The goods: I sold cars in my 20s and pretty much did alot of the shit that was done in this movie

    Wolf of wall street: I grew up in Manhattan. Worked on wall street for 6 years. Just get the money. That was the moto.


    Cool thread. Thanks
     
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    Alien
    The Good The Bad And The Ugly
    Zulu
    The Great Escape
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Life of Brian
    Jaws
    The Exorcist
    An American Werewolf in London
    Carrie
     
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    In no particular order

    1) Conan the Barbarian
    2) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    3) Love Actually
    4) The Princess Bride
    5 ) Eddie Murphy: Delirious (not a movie, but too bad)
    6) Braveheart
    7) Avengers, End Game (better movies out there, but it came along at the right time)
    8) Forrest Gump
    9) Rocky 2, Rocky 3, Rocky 4 (one movie as far as I'm concerned)
    10) The Warriors/The Wanderers
     
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    American Psycho
    American Psycho
    American Psycho
    American Pyscho
    American Psycho
    American Psycho
    American Psycho
    American Pyscho
    American Psycho
    American Psycho
     
  19. HenryFlower (sheesh!)

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    can’t think of ten specific movies, but if anyone name drops The Mirror, There Will Be Blood, Roy Andersson, stop-motion, or anything starring Nicolas Cage (literally anything... idc if it’s Kill Chain or Best of Times or Adaptation.), i’m probably gonna embarrass myself.
     
  20. sweetviolenturg Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    You're quite welcome & thank you for your contribution.
     

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