I'd agree quite a bit on Platoon. I've never understood the hate for Oliver Stone and I've always thought he's been a consistent filmmaker, but my personal choice would probably be The Deer Hunter. The movie is very sad and provides an uncompromising view of the pity of war and how people suffer in the context of it regardless whether or not they're soldiers. BQ: Hard to say. Annie Hall maybe? BQ2: To an extent. To enjoy something like Transformers, you'd have to turn off your brain and I don't think that movie deserves a decent rating either way, but I do love the first few Ernest and Friday the 13th films. Not because I think they're intelligent films, but because they have a great fun factor that it's easy to forgive them for their obvious shortcomings. I did have to turn off my brain and I did give them high ratings, but I could not do the same for Transformers. Ultimately I think it depends on the movie and person. BQ3: Either Lawrence of Arabia or The Godfather. Two masterpieces, Two epics, Two Best Picture winners for the right reasons.