I don't know why, but most of my dramatic favorites are typically film noir -
"The Third Man"
"The Maltese Falcon"
all of the Sam Spade mysteries.
Romances tend to be of the same period,
Casablanca of course leads the list.
For comic mysteries, I still love any of "The Thin Man" series.
. . . all of which come from an era before my time. Weird or what?
I have plenty of more contemporary favorites, including "Blade Runner", "ST the Wrath of Khan", "A Christmas Story", "Christmas Vacation", "Idiocracy", "Wag the Dog", "The Fifth Element", "Total Recall", a couple hundred of which I have on DVD.
“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story."
_____________________- F. Scott Fitzgerald
TLN #42 -The Meaning of Life
Woooo, that is definitely a matter of opinion..
Ridley Scott did an awesome job, but Camron blew it out of the water..
No way, each is excellent in it's own right, they are not even the same type of movie, each with its own different approach, so not really directly comparable.
Alien is filmed like a Sci-fi HORROR movie. Aliens on the other hand has a bigger budget and is an ACTION movie, with faster pace which many may find more appealing, but lost some of the creepiness/atmosphere of the original.
I've long felt that "Ben Hur" with Charlton Heston, a four and one-half hour film made in 1959, was the best film that Hollywood ever did. Its filming, effects, store, and spirituality were superb, and IMO have never been equalled. The introduction alone is almost 15 minutes of superb music.