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Getting caught up with the greatest Xmas movie of all time

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BRoth, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    Started with Die Hard last night (the aforementioned best movie) and I'm working my way through the series.

    Got me thinking ... how would everyone else rank the four movies?

    To me, it's got to be: #1 Die Hard, #2 With a Vengeance, #3 Live Free, #4 Die Harderer

    After all, Die Hard did offer the "greatest one-line in history: http://www.slate.com/id/2168927/ ... and is the most overlooked Xmas movie, according to slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2179936/

    Yippiy kay yay
  2. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    I have enjoyed all of them, but for no particular reason, the second one was my least favorite.

    Actually, my order is the same as the one you presented, with Live Free being just a little behind With a Vengence.
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    My preference: 1, 4, 3, 2. Second one wasn't very good except for the lighting the jet fuel part at the end. Third one was pretty cool and is only slightly behind the most recent one for me.

    BTW, though I love the movie, I wouldn't rate it even close to the greatest Christmas movie. That almost has to be Miracle on 34th St. In my lifetime, I'd have to rate A Christmas Story the best.
  4. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    I have yet to see 4, but I have a hard time believing that it would knock 3 out of the top spot for me.

    I think it's Simon that made 3 tops. A creative, yet underappreciated lead foil. And Samuel L. Jackson wasn't bad, either.
  5. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    It's 1 and then the rest for me.
  6. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    After the first one, there was no point in a sequel, let alone three. The original rules.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I'm a fan of the first but hated the second. Never saw the third or fourth.
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen 'Live Free' but 2 was a steaming pile of shit (though, as previously noted, blowing up the jet with the draining fuel was pretty cool, and it also had a cameo by future T-1000 Robert Patrick as a nameless bad guy).

    I assume my list would go: 1, 3, 4, 2, though I leave room for the possibility that 4 could be better than 2.

    And hopefully I'll shore up the list shortly after X-mas (and if someone doesn't buy it for me, I'll be pissed, Dammit!)
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Any best Christmas Movie list that does not have "Christmas Vacation" at the top is a FRAUD!
  10. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    If Die Hard is consdiered a Christmas movie, than so is Lethal Weapon.
  11. Seabasket

    Seabasket Active Member

    Clearly the rankings go 1, 4, 3, 2.

    The original Die Hard is probably the best action movie ever, or at least it is in my eyes.
  12. Chef

    Chef Active Member


    It is definitely up there.....I will give you the "Yippi-ki-yay.....mother fucker" is probably the most reckongized line in an action movie, right next to "Go ahead.....make my day."
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