Favorite James Cameron film?

Favorite James Cameron film?

  • The Terminator

    Votes: 46 14.1%
  • Aliens

    Votes: 87 26.6%
  • The Abyss

    Votes: 15 4.6%
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    Votes: 126 38.5%
  • True Lies

    Votes: 14 4.3%
  • Titanic

    Votes: 23 7.0%
  • Avatar

    Votes: 16 4.9%

  • Total voters
    327

Masterz1337

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Oct 25, 2017
1,540
I love T1, T2 is great but for some reason it's never been a favorite of mine. Aliens would have to be my second I think, followed by Titanic or Avatar. It's really hard to say because all his films except true lies and abyss are 10/10 in my book.

I think Titanic may be his best film however, the fact he went from T2 to a romantic periodic love story and was able to do so much with that shows what a fantastic film maker he is and just how capable he is in every aspect of the process.
 

Bragg

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Oct 27, 2017
1,736
Arkansas
T1 is the best and truly something special.

Aliens and T2 are top tier action flicks.

The rest are mostly really good.

And Avatar is bad.
 

X05

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Oct 25, 2017
461
True Lies > Aliens = T2 = Titanic > the rest

Haven't seen True Lies in ages though, so not sure it'd retain the spot after a rewatch
 

Acidote

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Oct 26, 2017
1,983
Terminator 2, although there's a special place in my heart for True Lies.

Aliens is an action movie but it scares me anyway as anything with Xenomorphs so that's a no from me.
 

VaporSnake

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Oct 28, 2017
3,668
Not a single bad flick in that list, great track record.

T2 for me, very difficult choice between it and Aliens.

True Lies is definitely the neglected gem of the list though, perfect action comedy.
 

less

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Oct 25, 2017
4,208
I'll have to go with T2 this time. It's a movie that is closer to my heart and a better crafted action film. So many icon scenes the last stretch of the film is perfection.
 

Dan-o

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Oct 25, 2017
1,243
I think it's T2 for me.
T2 or Aliens.
But The Abyss is damn good.
Probably T2 though.

Yeah, T2.
 

astro

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Oct 25, 2017
24,021
Aliens is the best thing he ever made. Theatrical cut is a perfect film.

It is also my favourite film of all time.
 

Retro

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Oct 25, 2017
1,981
Most people are going to vote for Terminator 2 (it's already about 30 votes ahead), and that's perfectly fine. I love Terminator 2; it's an excellent movie and easily my number two pick on the list.

But it's Aliens.

I'll let Roger Ebert explain why, as I always found his review of the film, especially the opening paragraph, really had it's finger on the pulse of the movie and why I love it, even though it left him feeling "drained" and "filled . . . with feelings of unease and disquiet and anxiety";
The movie is so intense that it creates a problem for me as a reviewer: Do I praise its craftsmanship, or do I tell you it left me feeling wrung out and unhappy? It has been a week since I saw it, so the emotions have faded a little, leaving with me an appreciation of the movie's technical qualities. But when I walked out of the theater, there were knots in my stomach from the film's roller-coaster ride of violence. This is not the kind of movie where it means anything to say you "enjoyed" it.
It is a movie that, in his words; "maintains such a pitch of intensity for so long; it's like being on some kind of hair-raising carnival ride that never stops." In my opinion, the difference between Terminator 2 and Aliens is a matter of pacing. While it feels like Aliens takes longer to ramp up (which isn't a complaint, it creates a huge amount of tension), once it does it never really stops. Both films move quickly, but where Termiantor 2 has a few beats between action sequences, Aliens really doesn't, not once it gets roaring. Terminator 2 has lulls. Aliens has desperate gasps for air.
 

VaporSnake

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Oct 28, 2017
3,668
Aliens for me.
I've never seen Titanic and never plan to.
Titanic's actually a great movie, if you can get past the decades old hivemind-ish meme that it's supposedly not.

It's a very well crafted, well researched, well acted, well put together movie, like all of Cameron's projects, I mean he actually went to the actual Titanic wreck and shot inside of it, there's a lot to admire about the flick even if you're not into the sappy love story part of it.
 

SteveMeister

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Oct 31, 2017
600
All of them except True Lies are exceptionally great movies. True Lies is a very good movie. I love every single one of them, and it's hard to choose one above the other because they're all so fantastic.
 

Anth0ny

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Oct 25, 2017
19,138
Terminator 1 easily

I can only hope Cyberpunk 2077 is able to deliver a much needed fix of TECH NOIR