Favorite Non-Horror John Carpenter Movie?

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  1. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

    15.4%
  2. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

    27.7%
  3. Escape from New York (1981)

    30.8%
  4. They Live (1988)

    15.4%
  5. Elvis (1979)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Starman (1984)

    4.6%
  7. Dark Star (1974)

    3.1%
  8. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

    1.5%
  9. Escape from L.A. (1996)

    1.5%
  1. shape22

    shape22 Well-Known Member

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    "Got a smoke?"

    There are several great flicks on this list. But Darwin Joston's performance in Assault On Precinct 13 elevates that one to the top of the heap for me. Simply tremendous. He really deserved to have a much more memorable career.
     
  2. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    I haven't seen almost any of his action films (did see They Live and... disappointment - given that I heard it was very politically subversive - is putting it mildly; laughably bad is more on the nose).

    So I went with Starman. I can't believe more people didn't vote for that film. It's probably one of the best science fiction films ever made. As in: in the top 5. Certainly that I've seen. I cry every time I see it. One of the most beautiful endings in cinema history.
     
  3. Buddusky

    Buddusky New Member

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    John Carpenter is my favourite director and this was an easy one for me: EFNY :D
     
  4. JGrendel

    JGrendel New Member

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    John Carpenter is my all time fave as well but i had a hard time cause the guy can do no wrong in my eyes(I even liked his remake of village of the damned & I hate remakes) But if I have to pick a fave I gotta go with my old pal Jack Burton. Did you pay your dues Jack, yep the check's in the mail.
     
  5. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    So many great non-horror movies. I voted for Big Trouble in Little China, which is followed closely by They Live and Assault on Precinct 13. I like Escape From New York, but feel it is Carpenter's most overrated film.
     
  6. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Big Trouble in Little China, easily.
     
  7. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Is that humanly possible? I mean, critically, The Thing was so much more divisive.
     
  8. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Starman. Such a fascinating love story.
     
  9. KamuiX

    KamuiX The Eighth Samurai

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    It's a toss-up between Escape from NY, Assault, and They Live, but Escape edges them out. I really do love all three of these pretty much equally though.
     
  10. spawningblue

    spawningblue Deadite

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    Went with Big Trouble, followed by EFNY, EF L.A., and They Live. I need to see Starman. Hoping to get it for X-Mas as it is one I have been meaning to pick up/ watch. Any Carpenter is worth watching though!
     
  11. Workshed

    Workshed A Barge Person

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    Big Trubs is a late-night classic. Cracks me up every time, and Kurt Russell's hair is a thing of beauty in this film. How does he do it?

    Starman, though, is also a wonder. I haven't seen it in a long time, whereas I catch BT quite often and can never change the channel once I find it.
     

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