Is Forrest Gump the greatest movie of all time?

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#1 Posted by Number1Boss (197 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think people truly understand how much of a masterpiece it is.

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#2 Posted by LannibleHecter (308 posts) - - Show Bio

Simple answer...

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#3 Posted by Cosmic_Templar (2571 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a great movie but calling it the greatest movie of all time? Probably not. It's subjective.

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#5 Posted by Frozen (21134 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even the best film of 1994, let alone all time....

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#6 Posted by the_red_viper (12867 posts) - - Show Bio

It is my favorite personally.

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#7 Posted by cptstormsword (314 posts) - - Show Bio

Lord of the Rings is.

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#8 Posted by Richard96 (5849 posts) - - Show Bio

Ehm ... NO

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#9 Posted by Jonez_ (11500 posts) - - Show Bio

No. But it is great.

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#10 Posted by Jonez_ (11500 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

Not even the best film of 1994, let alone all time....

Yeah but '94 was an insane year for movies.

Pulp Fiction, Shawshank, Natural Born Killers...

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#11 Posted by Superhero24 (4766 posts) - - Show Bio

It is up there in my opinion. I can say that I have watched Forrest Gump more than any other movie.

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#12 Posted by deactivated-5995b934943ae (268 posts) - - Show Bio

It's pretty good, but I wouldn't say it's the greatest of all time

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#13 Posted by Billy Batson (60914 posts) - - Show Bio

lol not even


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#14 Posted by Necromancer76 (3785 posts) - - Show Bio


The Godfather, Lotr, etc. beat it pretty easily.

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#15 Posted by JohnCena69swag (4078 posts) - - Show Bio

Not while shrek exists

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#16 Posted by mrmonster (16292 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 5 for sure.

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#17 Posted by removekebab (3793 posts) - - Show Bio

That would be the Fellowship of the Ring

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#18 Edited by King Saturn (223108 posts) - - Show Bio

To Be Honest, I Don't Even Think Forrest Gump Is Tom Hanks Best Movie Let Alone Best Movie Of All Time. I Always Thought Big Was Better Than Forrest Gump.

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#19 Posted by willpayton (22110 posts) - - Show Bio

Not even close

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#20 Posted by FearSinestro (251 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a great film.

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#21 Posted by Yassassin (7727 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably not.

I liked it, though

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#22 Posted by hyiena (5386 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd put Shawshank above it.

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#23 Posted by JohnnyZ256 (6501 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure some people consider Once Bitten to be superior. My favorite is Terminator 2 (even though there are unfortunate plot holes in the movie), so obviously I disagree.

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#24 Posted by BornToLose (209 posts) - - Show Bio

I really liked it, but no.

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#25 Posted by Static Shock (53046 posts) - - Show Bio

It's one of the greatest movies, but not the greatest there is. That's about it.

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#26 Posted by sabracadabra (1652 posts) - - Show Bio

Great movie but not best of all time.Although i do believe it deserved best picture.

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#27 Edited by deactivated-5a04a566e9ae3 (12864 posts) - - Show Bio

If you only watch Hollywood Oscar bait movies, then I suppose it could be.

Among the fart-sniffing film scholars, these are the kinds of movies that are considered great. Unsurprisingly, most people have never heard of them.

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#28 Posted by LeeM724 (709 posts) - - Show Bio

It depends, in my opinion for a movie to truly be great it has to revolutionise cinema. For example, films like Birth of a Nation (1915) and Citizen Kane are remembered for the unique way they presented images on screen.

If you believe that Forrest Gump has changed cinema to that degree, then yes I suppose it could be considered great. However I don't think many share that sentiment even through it is widely regarded as a great movie.

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#29 Posted by black_wreath (13557 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by MAZAHS117 (13130 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, I personally don't think so. It's a great film, and imo one of the best and most memorable of the 90's tho

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#31 Posted by Rockette (6237 posts) - - Show Bio

It's very good, and holds up well today.

That should be enough, considering the mass FLOOD of movies that have come after it.

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#32 Posted by deactivated-5a20a68641bc7 (1969 posts) - - Show Bio

Very enjoyable, but I doubt I'd even list it on my 100 greatest films, let alone at #1.

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#34 Posted by Jgames (8273 posts) - - Show Bio

Asking a subjective question is just asking people to say no. My favorite movie of all time is Madoka Rebellion, and do I care if people think the same way, no and nor would I expect others to say the same.

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#35 Edited by Thesenate (701 posts) - - Show Bio

Great movie but I bet if you asked 100 people what the greatest movie of all time is you'll probably get at least 50 different answers and only a few might say Forest Gump.

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#36 Edited by Mitran (399 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean if you think about it saying anything is the best of all time is pretty presumptuous, because it means the best of all past movies, present movies, and future movies. Even if Forrest Gump beats past and present movies I can't in good conscience say it beats future movies because I haven't seen them and it's absolutely possible one is eventually better because we'll probably be making movies as long as we as humans exist and enjoy entertainment, and barring some freak apocalyptic occurrence we'll probably exist a long time (though to be fair though we're trying our damndest to end human life soon what with climate change and nuclear weapons) so the likelihood that a film can beat or at least match Forrest Gump increases as long as we keep going. So I'll say it's possible but not probable, and anyway I like Pulp Fiction better.

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#37 Posted by MajinBlackheart (9782 posts) - - Show Bio

You guys know when mama dies you get a lump in your throat. Admit it.

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#38 Posted by anakon4 (438 posts) - - Show Bio

Like I am strugling to believe its in the top 10 list, let alone number one spot.

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#39 Edited by Super_ninja (3640 posts) - - Show Bio

no its Suicide Squad

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#40 Edited by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio

No, but it's still really good.

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#41 Posted by deactivated-599632ff76068 (1029 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it's the Human Centipede.

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#43 Posted by TheSuperor (6955 posts) - - Show Bio
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#44 Posted by Stormdriven (18053 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not the greatest, but it's one of the greats

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#45 Posted by PeterParkerJr (6767 posts) - - Show Bio

@frozen said:

Not even the best film of 1994, let alone all time....

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#46 Posted by silkyballfro94 (8688 posts) - - Show Bio

Mama said stupid is as stupid does.

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#47 Posted by HeirToTheKingdom (9226 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't say it's the greatest, but definitely one of the greatest.

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#48 Posted by Pokeysteve (12029 posts) - - Show Bio

To some, yes. To me, no, not even close.

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#49 Edited by LordWhis2 (637 posts) - - Show Bio

@sprior93: Rashomon is pretty famous bro, most people have heard of it.

In my opinion, yes, I put off watching it for a long time as my mom told me it was preachy, but when I finally did it was life changing. Mind you, it's plot etc. really suit me & my tastes,it may not be the same for everyone. I am a very optimistic person & I love running, it's like my life. It sort of proves this, admittedly rather stereotypical belief I had growing up, that I used to tell myself as motivation, that overly nerdy, intellectual, leftist-y people aren't successful in life & well-meaning normal straight-forward guys are.(there were a lot of people in my class who had little fun & studied for hours & hours and got crazy marks & my parents were always pushing me to be more like that). Also, in additional to being inspiring, It is kind of how I want to live my life, which touches me, you don't have to be the guy that maxes every test to be great & successful in life. The subject matter affects me. Also, this whole successful life/rags to riches movie genre is something that I have a great liking for. Even if isn't the greatest movie, which mind you I think it is, It's certaintly the most beautiful & touching movie ever. I've always said a movie is great because of how it does what it is supposed to do, not how many philosophical questions it answers or how popular or not popular it is, some of the best movies are simple & well-known movies, Dr. Strangelove,The Gold Rush, Much of Tarantino's Repertoire, Dirty Dozen, & Mulan are all simple films, yet are better than many complex philosophical 'landmarks'.

Also it has some really simple & beautiful details, such as the fact that Jenny is always running away from Forrest's love & attracted to abusive men is because of the sexual abuse she suffered as a kid & the fact that Gary Sinise's Lieutenant falls in love with an asian woman, showing that he really has moved on from Vietnam & his past, indeed that scene was 1 of the most beautiful for me, it was subtle, but conveyed so much.

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#50 Posted by Helloman (30115 posts) - - Show Bio