Thread: Is there a movie as great/good/outstanding/excellent/awesome...

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    • 12 years 11 days ago
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    ...as Orson Welles' Citizen Kane or Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather or something else?

    You guys have to think of any. Citizen Kane and The Godfather is among the movies that set the standard for great/good/outstanding/excellent/awesome movies or so. You might say films like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and the Lord of the Rings, and I'll accept these or so. Even with the low budget and Mercury Theatre actors in Citizen Kane, it had no excuse to be as great/good/excellent/outstanding/awesome it was.

    Of course it was considered one of the greatest cinematic masterpieces of all time and of our lives, which the American Film Institute pretty much did in 1998.

    Can any of you think of any contenders for movies as great/good/outstanding/excellent/awesome as Citizen Kane and The Godfather?

    Well, Can you?
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    • 12 years 11 days ago
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    There were definitely some great moments in The Godfather.
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    • 12 years 11 days ago
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    I would argue that there are many that surpass these films, based on personal tastes. I want a movie to be entertaining. If I see Citizen Kane next to a pile of Horror movies, what do you think I am going to put in? And I've never been a fan of Mobster movies. I gave The Godfather its fair chance and know what? It's not that great...
    There are certain movies which define great. I would throw up John Carpenter's Halloween and his later work The Thing as definitive moments in cinema. Of course, there are many movies I enjoy that probably wouldn't be considered "great" by many.
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    I fucking love 'The Godfather'. I want to be Michael Corleone's wife.
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    Ok folks get the hate ready

    I seriously dislike The Godfather I found it boring as all hell and it took me about a dozen tries to get through it because I kept falling asleep. I don't understand why its regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time either, most over rated? Sure #1 with a bullet but greatest? Bla I'd rather watch paint dry.
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    • 12 years 10 days ago
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    i don't remember god-father that much and have never see Citizen Kane. I'd going to order both these films and see what the hype is all about. To be honest I'm more a fan or martial arts,fantasy,science fiction and horror films than those types of films. I'll check them out,but would most likely enjoy evil dead 1 or 2 than them.
    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    I never seen neither of these movies.
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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    I LOOOVVVVVEEE The Godfather, and Citizen Kane is awesome with it's blending of stage and film production...it was beautiful.
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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    Quote by tbondrage99
    Ok folks get the hate ready

    I seriously dislike The Godfather I found it boring as all hell and it took me about a dozen tries to get through it because I kept falling asleep. I don't understand why its regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time either, most over rated? Sure #1 with a bullet but greatest? Bla I'd rather watch paint dry.


    I completely disagree. In my opinion, there was nothing boring about the Godfather at all. It had an intelligent suspenseful plot, great acting, great directing, great cinematography, an awesome musical score and it was topped off with some killer violence. It's the ultimate example of what a great movie is. What's not to like or appreciate?
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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    "usual suspects" is my favorite film......not saying "the godfather" isn't the best.......to some it can be too long of a story to take in.

    i love the "godfather II" almost as much as the first.
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    Apocalypse Now is my personal favorite Coppola work, in both it's original cut and the extended version.

    As far as mafia movies go, I prefer Scorsese's Goodfellas which is my all time favorite movie.
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    • 11 years 11 months ago
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    Well Shawshank Redemption continually shows up on imdb number one spot. I love it.
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