Films with ensemble casts

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  1. sithgoblin King of the Castle

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    What are some good films with ensemble casts? By that, I mean where there is no clear main character, but where it's about a group of people.

    Off the top of my head I can think of Serenity, though it could be argued that Mal and River were given more focus than the rest of the crew. The Thin Red Line would be one. I don't know about X-Men, Wolverine is given a lot of focus in that.

    What have you guys got?
     
  2. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    Get Shorty
    Ocean's 11 & 12
    The Usual Suspects
    The Outsiders
     
  3. Wolfwood Shasta McNasty

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    The two I can think of right now would be Crash and I guess Lord of the Rings.
     
  4. BT18 Registered

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    Short Cuts (many other Altman films are just as good as well, and he's the standard bearer for the ensemble zeitgeist)

    Bully

    and the greatest film of all time is pretty much an ensemble movie,
    Dazed and Confused, even if Pink and Mitch are the guiding characters.
     
  5. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    The Cannonball Run
    The Cannonball Run II
    Speed Zone
     
  6. thealiasman2000 Registered

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    Movies when there's no actual protagonist:

    -Pulp Fiction

    -Sin City

    -The Lord of the Rings trilogy

    -The Twlight Zone: The Movie

    -Tales from the Crypt

    -The Vault of Horror

    -Creepshow

    -Creepshow 2

    -Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

    -Love Actually

    -The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    -X-Men

    -X2

    -Fantastic Four

    -Mystery Men

    -The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

    -Campfire Stories

    -the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trilogy

    -Trilogy of Terror

    -Trilogy of Terror 2

    -Mighty Moprhin' Power Rangers: The Movie
     
  7. warren_sparta27 Registered

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    TMNT
    Sin City
    Star Wars???
    Pulp Fiction...such a great film
    X-Men
     
  8. thealiasman2000 Registered

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    -the Star Trek movies

    -Lost in Space

    -Charlie's Angels

    -Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

    -D.E.B.S.

    -Magnolia

    -Troy

    -Mortal Kombat

    -Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

    -Street Fighter

    -Ghostbusters

    -Ghostbusters 2

    -Evolution

    -The Mod Squad
     
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    Alan Rudolph's (earlier) movies, like Choose Me and Trouble in Mind and The Moderns.
     
  10. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Almost Famous
    Pulp Fiction
    JFK
    True Romance
    Batman Begins
    The Lord Of The Rings movies
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Alien
    Aliens
    X - Men
    Crash (haven't seen it yet, though)
    Evil Dead
    Ghostbusters
    The Star Wars series
     
  11. Spidey-Bat Ours is the Fury

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    Begins didn't have an ensemble cast. The whole movie was about Batman.
     
  12. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    Glory
    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
     
  13. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Yeah, that's why I was hesitant about putting it.
     
  14. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    I'm gonna attempt not to repeat, but I only quickly scanned the others.

    Reservoir Dogs
    American Pie movies
    The Breakfast Club
    Porky's
    Major League movies and most other sports movie
    Little Miss Sunshine (coming soon)
    Go
    Super Troopers
    Old School (small ensemble)
    Dodgeball
    The Village
    Galaxy Quest
    Tombstone
    Blade 2
    Blade: Trinity (sadly)
     
  15. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    I think some people are missing the point of a ensemble cast. It's about a movie that really have no main characters and doesn't follow any one particular character. At least that's how I always looked at it.

    I'm going to add to my list
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Do I have enough "mad's" in there?
     
  16. The Chairman Pimps' Main Prophet

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    Too much (there's only four).

    And It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World ROCKS! It's the best ensemble comedy ever.
     
  17. sithgoblin King of the Castle

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    You're right. There are a lot of ensemble films in here, but a lot of people are posting films with obvious main characters as well.

    To clarify again everyone: an ensemble film is one with no main character, but a group of people who are all given equal attention.
     
  18. Kable24 Member of the NRA

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    My wife rented it a while back and for it's age it still stands up to most comedies today.
     
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    X-Men= Wolverine and his Amazing Friends
     
  20. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    ^^^lol, which makes me wonder, whats the point in a Wolverine spin off
     
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    Ocean's Eleven
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Pulp Fiction
    Star Wars
    Star Trek
     
  22. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Would you consider a movie with that follows a main group of characters (rather a main character)? Not like Magnolia or Crash, but something like Reservoir Dogs and Super Troopers.
     
  23. thealiasman2000 Registered

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    More movies without a single protagonist:

    -The Addams Family

    -Addams Family Values

    -Platoon

    -Animal House

    -the Revenge of the Nerds movies

    -To Wong Fo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    -The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    -Storytelling

    -Reality Bites

    -The Transformers: The Movie

    -Kalifornia

    -G.I. Joe: The Movie

    -Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

    Movies that HAVE a single protagonist, and thus should NOT be here:

    -Evil Dead

    -Almost Famous

    -the BLADE movies (guess who's the main protagonist there?)

    -Batman Begins

    -True Romance

    -the Alien movies (ever heard of Ellen Ripley?)

    -The Village (Ivy was pretty much the main protagonist)
     
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    Ivy is hot past, present, future :o
     
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    Ocean's 11 & 12

    Heat
     

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