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multiple26-Feb-2008media/entertainmentGalomorro by votes42562.8%


What are your favorite types of films/movies?

Whether to rent, check out from the library, or see in a theater.

26My favorite types of movies/films are:
4I don't know.
1I don't like films.

posted 26-Feb-2008 4:48am  
I'm into overlong British films from the Seventies at the moment. I like my lovely thoughtful films though.
posted 26-Feb-2008 5:51am  
There isn't a particular type. I just tend to go for films that aren't complete crap, I'm funny that way. Here's a list of films I've seen recently

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Simpsons Movie
Hot Fuzz
Casino Royale
The Last King of Scotland
Little Miss Sunshine
The Host
Garden State
Wolf Creek
Pan's Labyrinth
28 Weeks Later
Children of Men
For Your Consideration
The Lives of Others
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 26-Feb-2008 8:33am  
i love to see films in the theater just because of the sheer size of the screen and being in the movie. it is such a time consumer to go to the theater tho'. now at home with the 40 inch HD screen it is closer to the theater............... so i like watching at home now, more than before. i use netflix which comes right to the house!
posted 26-Feb-2008 10:38am  
British Dramas.
Historical Dramas.
Historical Dramas with either Brits playing Brits, or good American actors playing Brits (or characters with British accents - because if it's old day everybody must've spoken with British accent, even if they're in France (e.g. Quills)).
Some Sci-Fi/Horror.
(reply to icurok) posted 26-Feb-2008 10:38am  
What did you think of Pan's Labyrinth?
posted 26-Feb-2008 10:43am  
Romantic comedies, action films, sci-fi, foreign - several different kinds. I guess the only genres I don't much care for are really gory horror and martial arts.
posted 26-Feb-2008 11:31am  
Horror (but without giant monsters); psychological thrillers/suspense; documentaries; films in Portuguese because I love the language; musicals -- old especially, especially with Carmen Miranda in 'em; animated, like Ratatouille; some period dramas; educational; action thrillers with good special effects.
(reply to Iseult) posted 26-Feb-2008 12:02pm  
I really enjoyed it, particularly the juxtaposition of gritty war drama and fairytale. I thought Doug Jones was wonderful as the Faun, especially given that he doesn't speak Spanish.

I liked all the films on the list. The only one that I was a little disappointed in was For Your Consideration which doesn't compare to Christopher Guest's previous mockumentaries.
posted 26-Feb-2008 12:20pm  
I like romantic comedies, mystery, true story movies. I don't like violent movies. I don't like explicit sex movies.
posted 26-Feb-2008 12:49pm  
too many to list. I like realism
posted 26-Feb-2008 3:25pm  
FoxTurtle loves Sci-Fi, so...
posted 26-Feb-2008 4:20pm  
posted 26-Feb-2008 4:29pm  
Many kinds. Drama, sci fi, fantasy, action, suspense, horror, comedy. My favorite genre is things that have history to them, especially ancient history.
posted 26-Feb-2008 5:01pm  
I love war movies, realistic ones that don't add a lot of hollywood unrealistic crap. Saving Private Ryan is a good example of a war movie that is realistic. Behind Enemy Lines is an example of a movie that has a lot of hollywood unrealistic crap. I also love movies that cause me to ponder and think. I love movies that tell subliminal stories on multiple planes of thought. I love romances also. I love movies that look at the world through an artistic eye.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 26-Feb-2008 8:11pm  
science fiction, suspense, horror, drama, action, documentary, comedy .... it might be easier to express which kinds I don't like.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to icurok) posted 26-Feb-2008 8:14pm  
What did you think of Idiocracy?
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 26-Feb-2008 10:23pm  
I don't have a favorite type.
(reply to bill) posted 27-Feb-2008 5:13am  
I thought it was hit and miss, but the hits made up for the misses. As a satire, it was uncommonly savage and anti-corporate for an American film (e.g. in the future the company motto of Carl's Jr. is "Fudge You, I'm Eating"). It's no surprise that Fox got cold feet about releasing it and asked for re-shoots. It's the kind of film where I'd be interested to see the Director's Cut, just to see what Mike Judge really wanted to do with it.
posted 27-Feb-2008 5:28am  
Horror ones, Romantic ones, Comic ones!
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to icurok) posted 27-Feb-2008 6:41am  
Yeah, that's pretty close to my reaction to it. I thought the satire was brilliant, really just the concept itself was great with many individual things that really hit the mark nicely. I laughed a lot while watching it. But, the story was pretty stupid and by the second half of the film, I'd stopped laughing. Perhaps, it is a bit disturbing that this film wasn't promoted, nor did it get much attention in the media. I'll admit it appears like a goofy thing, at first glance. Either our corporate overlords truly are in control of us, or we've all bought into the consumer model so much that we can't even laugh at ourselves.
posted 27-Feb-2008 4:34pm  
The Titanic was a good one really loved this and enjoyed going down with the ship
posted 28-Feb-2008 8:52am  
Mystical/sci-fi/fantasy foreign indy flicks - stuff that's pretty mind-bending and formulates it's own micro-universe.
'Brazil', 'Vanilla Sky' or 'Lathe of Heaven' is fairly typical.

I'm also into surreal early German cinema.

'Pride and Prejudice' is my recent fave. Before that was 'Chocolat'.

Mainstream faves are Pirates, LOTR, and HP.
posted 28-Feb-2008 3:24pm  
Si-Fi, fantasy, adventure, comedy, romance, and animated.
posted 28-Feb-2008 7:03pm  
I don't rent movies
I don't go to libraries
I don't go to movie theatres.

Therefore I must not have any favorite types of films?

On TV I watch mainly Lifetime Movie Network films. I also like action films. Don't like horror/gorey films anymore (suprise, surprise), and I do NOT like comedy and I HATE musicals.
posted 28-Feb-2008 9:47pm  
Documentary, music concerts, realistic type stuff.
posted 29-Feb-2008 1:05pm  
I like those arty European films from the 1960s, black and white, subtitles...that sort of thing. Japanese too. I prefer films from the 1918 to 1966 era, generally. Cheesy American sci-fi films from the 1950s are fun too. I've been watching a lot of those lately.

It's unfortunate that the video stores only seem to carry Hollywood crap from the past 20 years or so.
(reply to Zang) posted 1-Mar-2008 9:30am  
Is Netflix an option where you live? (Did you see that survey?)
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 1-Mar-2008 1:43pm  
I don't know.
posted 2-Mar-2008 7:49am  
Horror, action, thrillers, westerns.
posted 7-Mar-2008 6:35pm  
Comedy, slasher movies, action movies
posted 15-Mar-2008 12:23pm  
posted 21-Mar-2008 5:50am  
Slow-burn, character driven dramas
posted 1-Apr-2008 7:18pm  
Fantasy, Futuristic, Sci-fi, Anime, Fiction, Films with Baroque Soundtracks
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Apr-2017 3:07am  
I don't watch many films. I don't like to commit to a film, though I often enjoy them when I do. Usually, I watch TV shows or YouTube instead. I think the last film I saw was Arrival (at the cinema) and I am more likely to make an effort to watch sci-fi than other things (Arrival was "sci-fi" for the critics who like to think they are too high-brow for science-fiction - I thought it was poor, despite the good reviews). I suppose sci-fi, thrillers and classical films are the ones I watch the most, but I probably watch fewer than five films per year.
posted 3-May-2017 8:10am  
Comedies, documentaries, and dramas.
posted 8-May-2017 2:49am  
Sci-fi and action/adventure

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