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Empitomezzo -> 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:07:47 AM)

Some of them are 15s now, but they were 18 back then! [:D]
 
I'm not legally allowed to have actually see any of these, but oh well! [;)][:D]
 
01. American Beauty
The only 18-rated film to grace my personal top 20, this masterpiece came out in 1999, along with many other of my favourites – Not one Less, The Road Home, The Green Mile and All About my Mother, making the pre-millennial year one of the most memorable in cinema. Alan Ball’s searing script encompassed such life-defining themes such as male empowerment and personal fulfilment, set to a sexy backdrop of a mature Lolita story, and featuring some once-in-a-lifetime performances from the untouchable Annette Bening and Thora Birch. Sadly, I didn’t care for Spacey’s performance at all (I’m really not a fan), but American Beauty is so incredibly deep and satisfying in all other aspects. And it would kick Fight Club’s arse in a fight.
02. The Conformist The favourite of two of my best buddies, Bernardo Bertolucci’s multi-layered story of sex and politics sees a Facist agitator on a mission to kill his mentor, whilst his own wife is being preyed upon by his mentor’s socialist spouse. Who happens to be a former flame. Actually not as confusing as it sounds, and absolutely capital filmmaking, featuring stunning cinematography from Apocalypse Now’s Vittorio Storaro, that evokes the lush atmosphere of 1930s Europe through fantastic usage of camera angles and lighting (see below images.) Acting is top-notch, especially the hypnotic Dominique Sanda, who is by turns sultry, sexy, but oh so dangerous.

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03. Woman of the Dunes
Adapted from the ascinating novel by Kobo Abe (whose Kafkian influences led him to write several other good books), Woman of the Dunes is like nothing I have ever seen before. The director completely understands the writer, and together, they have made one of the most original and haunting films of the 60s – appropriately, the tagline readings: “Haunting. Erotic. Unforgettable.” The cinematography is eye-openingly beautiful, and the erotically charged chemistry between the two leads suits the film perfectly. I shan’t say any more at then risk of spoiling it, except that this movie has actually been re-rated 15 so perhaps I am cheating a little, but go see it!

04. The Green Mile
Now everyone knew that Frank Darabont’s second Stephen King-influenced prison movie was always going to suffer from living in the shadow of Shawshank, but this sweet darling of a movie is not without its merits. Michael Clarke Duncan stood out for me, which, similar to the Tim Robbins-in-Mystic Riveresque turn, perfectly captures how someone so Crouchingly tall can fee so small. Duncan’s scenes alongside Hanks are the emotional core to The Green Mile, and it is their bond which adds to the movie’s resonance (and caused me to cry my eyes out.) Thomas Newman’s score was underrated in favour of his snazzy marimba-led work in American Beauty, but it is definitely worthy of a mention. But the true star of the show is Frank Darabont, whose direction is as careful, studied and measured as the classic filmmakers.

05. Belle de Jour
Subtitled a little presumptuously by me as “the sexiest film ever, after Brokeback Mountain”, Catherine Deneuve is the original desperate housewife in Luis Buñuel’s surreal take on repressed desire and the bourgeoisie. The director stays detached from the proceedings, passing no judgement and coolly reserved, whilst we also get lovely colour cinematography and costumes by Yves Saint-Laurent. It’s very nice.

06. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
07. Persona
08. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
09. Tampopo
10. The Wild Angels
11. Kill Bill
12. Magnolia
13. Face/Off
14. Badlands
15. The Departed
16. Das Experiment
17. Dead Man’s Shoes
18. Se7en

Least Favourite 18-rated movies
01. Blue Velvet
02. Requiem for a Dream
03. A Clockwork Orange
04. Fight Club




twisted brainwrong -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:23:26 AM)

I'm going to give you 18 pence for every 18 replies you get questioning the fact that you don't like Fight Club.*

off the top of my head and in no particular order....

1) Dead Man's Shoes
2) Chopper
3) Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
4) Reservoir Dogs
5) Hard Boiled
6) Die Hard
7) Romper Stomper
8) American History X
9) Fight Club
10) Terminator
11) Enter The Dragon
12) Seven
13) Lethal Weapon
14) Oldboy
15) Nil By Mouth
16) This Is England
17) Bittersweet Life
18) La Haine



* in no way will any money be paid in any circumstance




ElephantBoy -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:35:35 AM)

Fight Club's a great film but i woukld still put American Beauty ahead of it, it is a morden classic, so much cradit much goes to Alan Balls screenplay(when you see what he's go on to with Six Feet Under it's no Conridence)  but it's also a brillently detailed film in the design and the characteristics.  It has that uniqe feel of a film which could set in any era.  Disagree about Spacey's performance it's a Tour De Force.  He's not done much since but this came at the end of his peak period where he was one of Hollywoods finest.  Thora's never been better not even in Ghost World, the Teenagers were the real suprise in the film.

Some  good choices, but i disagree with the Green Mile it's overrated.




matthewforan -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:38:25 AM)

1. Godfather
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Godfather Part II
4. Goodfellas
5. Usual Suspects
6. Fight Club
7. The Departed
8. American Beauty
9. Leon
10. LA Confidential
11. Reservoir Dogs
12. Se7en
13. Sin City
14. Kill Bill Vol.1
15. Kill Bill Vol.2
16. Alien
17. Taxi Driver
18. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas




squeezyrider -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:40:07 AM)

Silence of the Lambs
Fight Club
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Trainspotting
Shallow Grave
Evil Dead Two
American Beauty (why the hell was this an 18 anyway)
Usual Suspects
LA Confidential
Requiem For A Dream
Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
Magnolia
Saturday Night Fever
The Wanderers
The Terminator
Alien
 
I could go on.
 
I 've always loved 18 movies and if a film gets an 18 certificate it usually makes me more keen to see it as it usuall means that the film makers have been given more freedom to make the film they wanted.




mrdoom14 -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:47:44 AM)

 

1. Fight Club
2. Terminator
3. Scream
4. The Green Mile
5. Americian Beuty
6. Kill Bill Vol 1
7. Alien
8. The Shining
9. The Exorcist
10. Dirty Hrry
11. Bonnie And Clyde
12. A Clockwork Orange
13. Predator
14. Total Recall
15. A Nightmare On Elm Street
16. The Running Man
17. Halloween
18. Saw







squeezyrider -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:52:33 AM)

T2 was never an 18.




pauljthomas -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 12:27:33 PM)

1.The Usual Suspects
2.LA Confidential
3.Aliens
4.American Beauty
5.Seven
6.The Silence Of The Lambs
7.Goodfellas
8.Pulp Fiction
9.Passion Of The Christ
10.Trainspotting
11.Predator
12.Fight Club
13.Face/Off
14.Dawn Of The Dead (I prefered the remake)
15.The Exorcist
16.The Green Mile
17.Scream 2
18.Event Horizon




jimmy conway -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 12:34:00 PM)

In no order
1. Goodfellas
2. Fight Club
3. The Shining
4. The Exorcist
5. Easy Rider
6. Raging Bull
7. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
8. Mean Streets
9. Die Hard
10. The Godfather 1 and 2
11. Scarface
12. Fargo
13. Pulp Fiction
14. Kill Bill Vol 2
15. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Original)
16. City Of God
17. Apocalypse Now
18. The Departed




matthewforan -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 12:47:28 PM)

FUCK, the Departed i have to change my list.




Shifty Bench -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 1:09:59 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: twisted brainwrong
18) La Haine


This film isn't an 18 [:)]

Mine-

1.  Halloween
2.  Die Hard
3.  The Thing
4.  Evil Dead 2
5.  Lethal Weapon
6.  Dawn of the Dead (original)
7.  Predator
8.  A Nightmare On Elm Street
9.  Aliens
10.  Scream
11. Tango and Cash
12. The Last Boy Scout
13. The Descent
14. From Dusk Till Dawn
15. Road House
16. The Running Man
17. Lethal Weapon 2
18. Robocop

I'm not including The Terminator or The Omen as they are now 15's




matthewforan -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 1:11:37 PM)

Yeah it isn't an 18 i had it on my list too before i double checked

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tommyjarvis -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 1:49:27 PM)

Something like this:

1. Con Air
2. Scream
3. Die Hard
4. Reservoir Dogs
5. Halloween
6. Se7en
7. American Beauty
8. Aliens
9. Robocop
10. Saw
11. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ['74]
12. Kill Bill vol. 1
13. Friday the 13th
14. Face/Off
15. The Shining
16. Trainspotting
17. Goodfellas
18. A Nightmare on Elm Street




UTB -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (11/5/2007 11:24:09 PM)

 
Alien
Audition
The Big Lebowski
Bad Boy Bubby
Crash (Cronenberg)
The Deer Hunter
The Evil Dead
Fargo
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Full Metal Jacket
Gozu
Hard Boiled
Lolita
Léon
Natural Born Killers
Old Boy
Se7en
The Thing




homersimpson_esq -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 12:12:03 AM)

ok, good topic. American Beauty tho, I couldn't get over the hype at the time - I kept thinking, it's a frickin' plastic bag, where's the epiphany? - might watch it again now I'm older as I was only 18 when it came out anyway.

And pauljthomas - what the heck is Scream 2 doing on there?! lol

This is not in order of preference.

01. Alien
02. Leaving Las Vegas
03. Clerks
04. Pulp Fiction
05. The Limey
06. Fargo
07. Die Hard
08. Raging Bull
09. Face/Off
10. The Exorcist
11. Taxi Driver
12. Fight Club
13. The Big Lebowski
14. Leon
15. Requiem For A Dream
16. Sin City
17. GoodFellas
18. The Godfather Parts 1 & II (cheated there, but you gotta have them both)






Angelus -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 10:41:46 AM)

1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
3. Taxi Driver
4. Aliens
5. Evil Dead 2
6. Hard Boiled
7. Halloween
8. Reservoir Dogs
9. Dawn of the Dead (1978)
10. Alien
11. Suspiria
12. The Wild Bunch
13. RoboCop
14. The Killer
15. The Big Lebowski
16. Die Hard
17. The Thing
18. Blood and Black Lace





evil bill -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 11:08:10 AM)

1/A L I E N
2/THE SHINING
3/HELLRASIER
4/SEVEN
5/EVIL DEAD
6/FULL METAL JACKET
7/SCANNERS
8/SCARFACE
9/HALLOWEEN
10/GOODFELLAS
11/MAD MAX
12/PHANTASM
13/THE FLY
14/CASNIO
15/BLUE VELVET
16/WILD AT HEART
17/HILLS HAVE EYES
18/BLADE
All seen on the big screen.




chris_scott01 -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 11:21:38 AM)

1. The Godfather Part II
2. The Godfather
3. Raging Bull
4. Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
5. The Wild Bunch
6. The French Connection
7. Alien
8. Amores Perros
9. Once Upon A Time In America
10. Taxi Driver
11. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
12. Badlands
13. Cidade De Deus
14. The Deer Hunter
15. LA Confidential
16. Seven
17. Mean Streets
18. Casino

EDIT: Forgot about Mean Streets




doncopey1 -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 2:33:39 PM)

1) Goodfellas (Scorsese)
2) Godfather Part II (Coppola)
3) Godfather (Coppola)
4) Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
5) Raging Bull (Scorsese)
6) The French Connection  (Friedkin)
7) L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
8) Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
9) Fight Club (Fincher)
10) The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
11) Midnight Cowboy (Schleisenger)
12) The Deer Hunter (Cimino)
13) Mean Streets (Scorsese)
14) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
15) Seven (Fincher)
16) A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
17) Badlands (Malick)
18) The Usual Suspects (Singer)





homersimpson_esq -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 2:55:24 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

1) Goodfellas (Scorsese)
2) Godfather Part II (Coppola)
3) Godfather (Coppola)
4) Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
5) Raging Bull (Scorsese)
6) The French Connection  (Friedkin)
7) L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
8) Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
9) Fight Club (Fincher)
10) The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
11) Midnight Cowboy (Schleisenger)
12) The Deer Hunter (Cimino)
13) Mean Streets (Scorsese)
14) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
15) Seven (Fincher)
16) A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
17) Badlands (Malick)
18) The Usual Suspects (Singer)




Is that to differentiate those films from the famous films of the same names by other directors we don't know? :P lol
Ohh, the Scorsese Raging Bull, not the one by Alan Smithee!! heh heh




doncopey1 -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 3:29:44 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

1) Goodfellas (Scorsese)
2) Godfather Part II (Coppola)
3) Godfather (Coppola)
4) Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
5) Raging Bull (Scorsese)
6) The French Connection  (Friedkin)
7) L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
8) Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
9) Fight Club (Fincher)
10) The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
11) Midnight Cowboy (Schleisenger)
12) The Deer Hunter (Cimino)
13) Mean Streets (Scorsese)
14) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
15) Seven (Fincher)
16) A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
17) Badlands (Malick)
18) The Usual Suspects (Singer)




Is that to differentiate those films from the famous films of the same names by other directors we don't know? :P lol
Ohh, the Scorsese Raging Bull, not the one by Alan Smithee!! heh heh


don't know just habit really, but if your homersimpson_esq you may be dumb like Homer, so its for your benifit really.




homersimpson_esq -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 3:53:19 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

1) Goodfellas (Scorsese)
2) Godfather Part II (Coppola)
3) Godfather (Coppola)
4) Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
5) Raging Bull (Scorsese)
6) The French Connection  (Friedkin)
7) L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
8) Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
9) Fight Club (Fincher)
10) The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
11) Midnight Cowboy (Schleisenger)
12) The Deer Hunter (Cimino)
13) Mean Streets (Scorsese)
14) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
15) Seven (Fincher)
16) A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
17) Badlands (Malick)
18) The Usual Suspects (Singer)




Is that to differentiate those films from the famous films of the same names by other directors we don't know? :P lol
Ohh, the Scorsese Raging Bull, not the one by Alan Smithee!! heh heh


don't know just habit really, but if your homersimpson_esq you may be dumb like Homer, so its for your benifit really.



If you're in Year 2 at uni I'd tidy up that spelling and grammar :P - I aint dumb like Homer - I am so smart - I am so smart, S-M-R-T, I mean S-M-A-R-T...




doncopey1 -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 5:34:08 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

1) Goodfellas (Scorsese)
2) Godfather Part II (Coppola)
3) Godfather (Coppola)
4) Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
5) Raging Bull (Scorsese)
6) The French Connection  (Friedkin)
7) L.A. Confidential (Hanson)
8) Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
9) Fight Club (Fincher)
10) The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
11) Midnight Cowboy (Schleisenger)
12) The Deer Hunter (Cimino)
13) Mean Streets (Scorsese)
14) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
15) Seven (Fincher)
16) A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
17) Badlands (Malick)
18) The Usual Suspects (Singer)




Is that to differentiate those films from the famous films of the same names by other directors we don't know? :P lol
Ohh, the Scorsese Raging Bull, not the one by Alan Smithee!! heh heh


don't know just habit really, but if your homersimpson_esq you may be dumb like Homer, so its for your benifit really.



If you're in Year 2 at uni I'd tidy up that spelling and grammar :P - I aint dumb like Homer - I am so smart - I am so smart, S-M-R-T, I mean S-M-A-R-T...


No not really, am on a film forum, not in an exam so i often use taboo or colloquialisms when i'm in hurray. any more smart remarks? now go and watch face off (oh soz i didnt use a full stop there)




darthbane -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (12/5/2007 6:55:56 PM)

In no order

Aliens
Se7en
Pulp Fiction
Die Hard
Hard Boiled
L.A. Confidential
Mad Max 2
Clerks
The Big Lebowski
Leon
Apocalypse Now
Predator
Usual Suspects
Face Off
The Killer
Chasing Amy
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
The Shining




pauljthomas -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (14/5/2007 3:00:06 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: homersimpson_esq

ok, good topic. American Beauty tho, I couldn't get over the hype at the time - I kept thinking, it's a frickin' plastic bag, where's the epiphany? - might watch it again now I'm older as I was only 18 when it came out anyway.

And pauljthomas - what the heck is Scream 2 doing on there?! lol

This is not in order of preference.

01. Alien
02. Leaving Las Vegas
03. Clerks
04. Pulp Fiction
05. The Limey
06. Fargo
07. Die Hard
08. Raging Bull
09. Face/Off
10. The Exorcist
11. Taxi Driver
12. Fight Club
13. The Big Lebowski
14. Leon
15. Requiem For A Dream
16. Sin City
17. GoodFellas
18. The Godfather Parts 1 & II (cheated there, but you gotta have them both)





That's my opinion, I don't agree with Sin City-but that's your opinion.




adamdavidsmith -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (14/5/2007 10:42:27 PM)

1. The Silence of the Lambs
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2. American Beauty
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3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
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4. Se7en
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5. The Shining
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6. Pulp Fiction
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7. The Godfather
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8. L.A Confidential
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9. The Usual Suspects
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10. Alien
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11. The Long Good Friday
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12. Dirty Harry
[image]http://www.piranha.addr.com/images/Dirty%20Harry%202.jpg[/image]
13. The Green Mile
[image]http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1999/dec/12-10-99/photos/mileeps.gif[/image]
14. The Departed
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15. Die Hard
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16. Fight Club
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17. Halloween
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18. Scream
[image]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/78/Scream_movie_poster.jpg/250px-Scream_movie_poster.jpg[/image]
 
 




rikkie -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (17/5/2007 11:26:17 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: squeezyrider

T2 was never an 18.


Not true, it was a 15 on the cinema release (with cuts), there was an 18 version available: http://www.bbfc.co.uk/website/Classified.nsf/0/AB757D22A8409AE4802566C7006785B5?OpenDocument




TYLER -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (17/5/2007 11:50:42 AM)

The Godfather
The Exorcist
Fight Club
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Trainspotting
An American Werewolf in London
Dawn of the Dead
Seven
The Thing
The Big Lebowski
The Silence of the Lambs
The Shining
Apocolyse Now
Taxi Driver
Fargo
Manhunter




JagLover -> RE: 18 Favourite 18-rated movies. (17/5/2007 2:31:11 PM)



In no order

Alien
Aliens
Se7en
Pulp Fiction
Die Hard
Terminator
L.A. Confidential
Robocop
Fight Club
The Big Lebowski
Leon
Apocalypse Now
Predator
American Beauty
Godfather 1
Godfather 2
Dirty Harry
Dawn of the dead







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