Is Meet Joe Black (1998) your favorite movie? Why or why not?

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  1. connorj profile image74
    connorjposted 7 years ago

    Is Meet Joe Black (1998) your favorite movie? Why or why not?

    Meet Joe Black (1998) is my favorite movie (well comparatively speaking since 1950s). Do you agree? If not which one is your favorite and why?

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  2. mikeandrustys profile image66
    mikeandrustysposted 7 years ago

    It's not my "favourite", but I did like this one. It is a bit of a gem from the 90's and I must say I was surprised by it. I wasn't that impressed by Pitt's performance as he was playing death so there was very little to work with. Death was just starting to experience life whilst on earth and coming for Anthony Hopkins. It's worth a watch definitely. It's a bit softer than the average Pitt film, but it does go dark quite a few times in this movie that I didn't see coming.

    1. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Are you Canadian by chance? I do detect an anti-Pitt prejudgmental thesis; I did find the ideas melded into this film interesting and quite helpful...

    2. mikeandrustys profile image66
      mikeandrustysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like Pitt and I especially thought he was excellent in movies like 12 monkeys, fight club, seven and Kalifornia. It felt like anyone could play the part he played but it did show he was diverse. And that's a good thing

  3. CrazedNovelist profile image87
    CrazedNovelistposted 7 years ago

    Meet Joe Black is not my favorite movie, but it is an awesome movie nonetheless. It took the longest time to discover the plot, but I really liked it. It's been a long time since I've seen it. I have a favorite movie and it's still Good Will Hunting. smile

    1. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am a psychologist and do enjoy Good Will Hunting also...

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I loved Good Will Hunting and see it again, occasionally. It's smart and deep -- full of feeling and hope.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 7 years ago

    Oh Lord, I was just talking about this movie the other day... it's been a running gag between my wife and I for years now. She rented it when it came out on video and while we were watching, it quickly became clear that it was not going to be "my" kind of movie at all. About 90 minutes in I was REALLY starting to get bored and was thinking "Well, it should be over soon" ...then I looked at the back of the video box and saw that the film's run time was almost three hours, which meant I had another 90 minutes to go! Arrrrrgh!!
    To this day if my wife hates a movie that I've picked out I remind her, "Well, YOU made me sit through Meet Joe Black!"

    1. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! It is my favorite; yet I do understand it is not for everyone...

    2. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I generally prefer horror/sci-fi/action films so obviously, "Meet Joe Black" is not exactly "my" kind of movie. smile  I gave it the old college try for the sake of my wife...

  5. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 7 years ago

    The movie was a bit slow! But I loved the idea and the main actors. And I fell in love with Claire Forlani. But not my favorite movie.

    I don't have one single favorite. I have many and each fills a certain niche or need.

    Das Boot -- because of its music, bravery, reality. The characters really came alive to me. It's the only one on my list of favorites with a downer ending.

    Star Wars -- because of the adventure and sense of freedom. When I left Mann's Chinese theater in Hollywood that evening in May, 1977, I had to stop myself and realize that this planet doesn't have interstellar starships.

    Star Man -- because of innocence and love beyond all boundaries. Great acting by Jeff Bridges.

    Casablanca -- because of Bogart and Bergman, love and sacrifice.

    Forbidden Planet -- because of the adventure, mystery and alien culture.

    Ghost -- because of love overcoming death and Whoopi Goldberg's stellar performance.

    Being There -- because of innocence and the power of spirit and humility.

    Dark City -- because of the message, the power of spirit and good triumphing over evil; and yes, because of love.

    What Dreams May Come -- because of love conquering death and rebirth.

    Patton -- because of the larger-than-life portrayal of one man who remembered thousands of years of battles.

    K-Pax -- because of the magic and the effect it had on those around him.

    The Italian Job -- because it's fun and intelligent.

    The Illusionist -- because of the historical feel, the magic and love overcoming great obstacles.

    There are others, but these give a sense of what speaks to me.

    1. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ghost is right up there for me too; I did enjoy Patton... Was Robin Williams in the movie titled, What Dreams May Come?

  6. jennzie profile image80
    jennzieposted 7 years ago

    I never saw the entire movie (only parts) but from what I did see it does seem really good-not one of my favorites, though. However, it is one of my mom's all time favorite movies.

    1. connorj profile image74
      connorjposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Aw your mom has good taste

 
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