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  • rob2
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    Duel ? (Spielberg )

    Prince ‘sign o the times’ – slightly off topic but as near perfect as you can get I reckon in a film

    RichPenny
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    Actually, Weird Science has to be a almost perfect example of teen geek celluloid dream.

    greasyrider
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    I know they’re a bit childish, but I really enjoyed:-
    Kung Fu Panda,
    Surfs Up,
    and The Incredibles.

    mega
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    One flew over cuckoos nest
    Top gun
    Lock stock and two smoking barrels
    Forest gump
    Bitter moon
    Four weddings and a funeral
    Leon +1
    Intouchables +1
    Starship troopers+1

    I don’t necessarily like all these but they achieve what they set out to perfectly IMO

    I cannot believe nobody has mentioned home grown (Bristol) talent.
    I re-watched Wallace and Gromit a matter of loaf and death yesterday and I can’t think how it could be improved.

    Tricone
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    Andrei Rublev is the greatest, most perfect film of all time.
    Closely followed by IMO:

    Stalker
    Solaris (Tarkovsky version)
    Mirror
    Ivans Childhood

    palmer77
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    Jaws….almost perfect but not quite as good as the book.

    I thought it was better than the book…

    +1 for Delicatessen!!!!

    Also the Big Blue, Life is Beautiful, the Pianist, Fever Pitch and High Fidelity

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    24 Hour Party People
    Seven Samurai
    The Godfather Parts 1 & 2
    Quadrophenia
    Dead Mans Shoes
    Scareface (Pacino version)

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    empire strikes back
    apocalypse now
    bladerunner
    predator
    alien
    terminator
    the thing
    pans labyrinth
    princess bride
    big lebowski
    no country for old men
    akira
    5th element

    (& shawshank is cheesey sentimental pap)

    JCL
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    The only two I can think of that I wouldn’t cut or add anything to are Withnail and I, Requiem for a Dream and Napoleon Dynamite.

    Others that are great for me but could be tweaked are;

    The Thing
    A Scanner Darkly
    Alien
    Elephant man
    Fargo
    Eraserhead
    Taxi Driver
    The Fountain
    Time Bandits
    A Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    The Mission
    Mutiny on the Bounty (1984) The best acting I’ve ever seen from Hopkins.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUlgVqSeLRk[/video]

    klumpy
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    Haven’t seen The Illusionist pop up yet.

    Would agree with ‘Some like it hot’, ‘Starship Troopers’, and ‘Fifth Element’. All are really internally consistent in quality and pace, and (for Troopers and Fifth Element) effects and props – nothing ever drags or jars.

    The Matrix would be perfect if the humans in pods were being networked as a giant computer (as the W Bros reputedly initially envisioned) but the ‘battery’ nonsense renders it merely the best film ever – but not perfect. 😆

    athgray
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    The Fly (Jeff Goldblum version)
    Agree with Bounty. Great acting. Lots of tension between the main characters and a terrific soundtrack by Vangelis.
    Frost/Nixon
    Collateral
    Jason and the Argonauts
    Rope

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    Matrix, best film ever?

    Leave the thread now…

    Ramsey Neil
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    Airplane
    Pulp Fiction
    Intermission
    In Bruges
    Midnight Express

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    One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest – how could I forget that?! Perfect.

    I know they’re a bit childish, but I really enjoyed:-

    …The Incredibles.

    Nothing childish about the Incredibles.. brilliant film (much better than Up, says I)

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    Yeah good choice, I can’t think how they would have made it better, therefore perfect.

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    More exploding helicopters? That makes any film better, surely?

    RichPenny
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    Russell Crowe could have died, that always improves a fillum.

    yunki
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    Hero
    Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

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    Nothing childish about the Incredibles.. brilliant film

    Except now I wait the whole film to see the kid right at the end

    “THAT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!”

    The Fopster
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    Oops – I forgot.

    Usual Suspects.

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    Why is the Matrix “bad”?

    Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great film, highly enjoyable and groundbreaking in many ways. It’s a thing of beauty and incredibly slick. But the underlying plot is twaddle of the highest order. Batteries? Really?

    I’m really not a loony, or a film snob:

    I really, really meant to put a smiley at the end of that statement. No offence intended.

    You can have a great action film with also has depth and subtlety.
    Point Break & Top Gun are just all surface and bluster

    Sure. But it’s not a prerequisite for an enjoyable film. For a ‘perfect’ film, sure.

    & Cougar, regarding Source Code, thought it was good but the ending pretty much ruined it for me.

    I can’t actually remember the ending. I’ll have to rewatch it.

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    Another thread maybe “Films ruined by the ending”?

    Heat (the shootout at the airport was utter crap)
    Terminator 2 (not sure if it was the end – the thumbs up: bluegh!)
    and
    Silence of the Lambs (can’t see a bloody thing beats infra-red glasses, yeah right.)

    willard
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    Dez, don’t spoil tomorrow’s fun!

    Fear & Loathing was very good and very close to the book, but is it perfect? Can a film that freaky be perfect?

    Cougar, sorted out that stuff with the alien numbers yet?

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    Leon
    Hangover
    Gorgeous (jackie chan)
    From dusk til dawn

    Just introduced my youngest to “the lion king” which is Disney’s finest pre-pixar film. All the songs are superb.

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    Cougar, sorted out that stuff with the alien numbers yet?

    Yeah, sort of. I had to look up the population of Hadley’s Hope – I remembered Burke saying “60 or 70 families” – it’s 158. So your “160” was near enough. And there’s way more aliens than that. They took out maybe a couple of dozen during the first encounter, and the sentry guns accounted for a hundred. One colonist = one alien doesn’t add up.

    But. We’re assuming that the only way to produce xenomorphs is by the traditional impregnation and chest-burst scenario. There may be other ways we’ve not seen. Isn’t there a bit in one of the AvP movies where an alien is bred in a human womb? I don’t believe the AvP franchise is regarded as canon, but point is that there could be other mechanisms. Hell, maybe the colonists kept pets.

    It’s a serious bit of reconning, of course. The obvious answer is Cameron either employed a bit of artistic licence, or simply didn’t notice (or care). So you’re right, it doesn’t add up, but in the grand scheme of things I don’t really think it’s a show-stopper. A simple dialogue change upping the numbers would have fixed it (and it’s not an issue in the original release anyway due to the absence of the sentry gun plot line).

    yunki
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    Can a film that freaky be perfect?

    looked like a normal day at the office to me..

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