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Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 2:27 PM


What is one of your best liked films

One of mine is Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 2:35 PM

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner [Spencer Tracy; Katharine Hepburn; Sidney Poitier]

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 2:38 PM

Oldies but goodies: Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind

Little known Chick Flick: Somewhere in Time (with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymore, ah the eternal question: where did the watch come from and where did it go? lol)

More Contemporary: Contact (with Jodi Foster and Matthew Matthew McConaughey) I'm fascinated with time travel

Newest: Juno (Grrrreeat film!)

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 2:39 PM

Juno is great, I really enjoyed that film

Fudypatootie  (Level: 205.8 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 2:43 PM

I remember Somewhere in Time - that was good!

My favorite drama is Dead Poet's Society.

Favorite comedy is Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, a whole other way to look at time travel.

But I also love the classics, Hitchcock movies, 12 Angry Men, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Manchurian Candidate, Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia etc.....

Townline  (Level: 54.0 - Posts: 213)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 3:05 PM

Mackinac Island hosts a "Somewhere in Time" weekend. Attendees dress in period costumes.

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 3:25 PM

The Jerk, MP Holy Grail, (and I think Lodi already mentioned this one) Kung Fu Hustle, and if I'm in a more serious mood, What Dreams May Come.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 3:42 PM

Hard to narrow down, but here are my faves:

The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Best in Show
The Big Chill
Apocalypse Now
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Lion King

Had to limit myself to ten, but there would be more Spielberg, Christopher Guest and musicals otherwise.


Billkozy  (Level: 289.6 - Posts: 316)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 4:11 PM

American Graffiti, The Great Escape, Laurel and Hardy's March of the Wooden Soldiers, The Exorcist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Bang the Drum Slowly, The Philadelphia Story, The Thing From Another World (1950), Roman Polanski's The Fearless Vampire Killers (aka Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are in My Neck), Breaker Morant, .....

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 4:24 PM

OMG I think Susan is my long lost cousin - my list would be very close to hers. I would add Bridge on the River Kwai and Life is Beautiful.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 4:28 PM

Life is beautiful is a great film

Leeze83  (Level: 35.2 - Posts: 70)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 4:43 PM

Heaps of movies i absolutely love... favs being Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Notebook, Love Actually, Butterfly Effect (the European release - the American ending annoys me), 10 things I hate about you, A Knights Tale, Notting Hill, Clueless, and Serendipity...

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 4:44 PM

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, good film, check first post

Christiansinger  (Level: 93.7 - Posts: 61)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 5:06 PM

In addition to several already listed, I like The American President, You've Got Mail, Proof, Real Genius, and The King and I.

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 5:18 PM

From Dusk Till Dawn: The movie stars George Clooney, Harvey Keitel and Quentin Tarantino in a (or an, for those who have read the relevant thread) hilarious (to me anyway) vampire bloodfest.

Diva305  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 1655)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 5:24 PM

Casa Blanca
Dr. Zhivago
Cool Runnings "Are you dead mon?" True story-Jamaican Bobsled team
Weekend at Bernies I do the Bernie dance in the supermarket isles
Rainman-I'm an excellent driver

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 5:29 PM

Hey, Cuz! I'd add your two faves (The Bridge on the River Kwai and Life Is Beautiful) plus Billkozy's American Graffiti and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to my long list. I have most of my faves on DVD in my collection.

Wish I had time to watch one of these classics right now! Maybe later tonight...I can smell the popcorn...


Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 5:52 PM

African Queen
Close Encounters etc etc
The Great Escape
Midnight Cowboy
Easy Rider
Raiders of the lost Ark (Trilogy)
It's A Mad, Mad, Mad World

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 6:49 PM

Anything without Adam Sandler!

Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1139)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 7:08 PM

Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman, Life as a House with Kevin Kline, Life is Beautiful, Oh Brother Where art Thou?, Grosse Point Blank - all these are awesome!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 7:17 PM

I lost a kitten the night I first saw The Great Escape, because I was so entranced and didn't go bring him in. (And that's bad for a teen.)

1. Sister Act 2 (Every choir I've had learned to sing and do the exact choreography from the Joyful, Joyful arrangement at the end)
2. Muppet Movie
3. Red October
4. Twister
5. Sleepless In Seattle
6. Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
7. It's A Wonderful Life
8. Preacher's Wife
9. Empire Strikes Back
10. Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
11. Notting Hill
12. Independence Day

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 7:46 PM

"Desk Set" - Tracy and Hepburn

Lblewis  (Level: 47.0 - Posts: 31)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 9:16 PM

Anything by the Cohen Brothers and Night of the Hunter with Robert Mitchum.

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 9:37 PM

"A Room With a View", but then I am a Sucker for EM Forester so painstakingly reproduced.

And I have to day that a good "b" movie is "Frankenhooker" definitely one of my faves!

"The Color Purple" left me breathless in the theater...

I know there's more, but these are those that immediately some to mind.

Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 9:41 PM

Sorry bout the misspells...

Gfawkes  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 30)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 10:46 PM

Cinema Paradiso, Wild Strawberries, Fanny and Alexander, Best of Youth, Army of Shadows, All About My Mother, Lone Star, Henry V (Branagh), My Neighbor Totoro, The Bicycle Thief, All Quiet on the Western Front.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 22nd Apr '08 11:21 PM

OMG I love so many movies you guys have listed.. I'd forgotten that some of them are my fav's lol

Townline, I am aware of the Somewhere in Time conference on Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel .. I've looked at the website and considered going but, I think it's a bit too much for me... although I must say, the first time I saw that movie I think I was 11 or 12.. the story touched me and the time travel aspect had me asking questions (especially about the watch - years later I saw in interview with Jane Seymore who admitted the cast and crew were all asking about the watch.. it's still a mystery lol)

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 3:47 AM

Anything to do with DeNiro, Nicholson, Streep, Newman,Redford, Pacino and the list could go on. If a movie is made "NOT" to insult your intelligence and has a producer that keeps everything in the proper context, open up your bag or bowl of popcorn and enjoy it. I personally like movies with street violence in them. Stuff like DeNiro and Pesci did are very close to the real thing. Most war and sex films are not even near real, just added to bring in viewers. A few of my favorites are:
Godfather 1-2-3, Cuckoos Nest, Hud, Hombre, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, The Sting, The Departed, Scarface, Deerhunter, The Hustler, Bridge over the River Kwai, Hoffa and the list could go on. Never get your expectations up for a movie, no matter what a critic or review say, sometimes you will be happily surprised.

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 6:39 AM

My all time favourite is Airplane - it makes me laugh every time I watch it and I have done that a few times.

Scifidwarf  (Level: 147.5 - Posts: 249)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 9:28 AM

That's a hard one. My favorite movie is Gone with the Wind (don't ask me why, I just love it). For comedy I like This is Spinal Tap, The Wedding Singer, and anything spoof (except Scary Movie 1 & 2, those were terrible). Drama is a little harder, there are so many good ones. I also loved 1408 with John Cusack.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 9:32 AM

Did anyone ever see the movie "Resurrection" back in the 80's with Ellen Burstyn? Its about a woman who is in a car accident, dies, is brought back, and discovers she has the ability to heal.

Spacecat  (Level: 164.5 - Posts: 673)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 9:41 AM

Favorite is Rocky 1. There should have been NO rematch. Falling Down and Goodbye Girl are my top ten.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 9:49 AM

Waaay too many to list...

But I general answer "The Year of Living Dangerously" because Mel Gibson was still just an actor, not a megastar.

And Linda Hunt's character was amazing.

Ricksdusa  (Level: 22.6 - Posts: 69)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 10:27 AM

Joe Dirt, The Blues Brothers - All time classics

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 11:14 AM

Dang! Love Joe Dirt.

Papajensai  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1024)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 11:49 AM

This is like naming my favorite grandchild.

A favorite movie, not my most favorite, features actors from these other good movies, also not my most favorite.

LA Confidential, The Matrix, The Collector, Lord of the Rings


Papajensai  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1024)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 12:08 PM

Another clue: the movie in question has three main actors. One of them was in two of the four named films, and the other two actors were in the other two films.

I gotta go somewhere for a few hours, I'll check back when I return to see if anyone guesses correctly, or give the answer.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 12:34 PM

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert

Chyenn  (Level: 209.4 - Posts: 1332)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 1:11 PM

The Devil's Advocate

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 1:19 PM

Another great pic Revdod.. one of my fav's too

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 1:44 PM

Here's one who is the person called Kate Winslet who has been nominated multiple times for an oscar and not won

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 1:50 PM

Hey - I just figured Airplane! was a given. My son and I still use lines from that movie - it was always and always will be our fave. I like movies with lines I can use in life.

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 2:24 PM

That's not important right now and don't call me Shirley

Papajensai  (Level: 201.5 - Posts: 1024)
Wed, 23rd Apr '08 2:33 PM

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen Of The Desert was, of course, correct.

Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 12:46 AM

Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East?, Lord of the Rings Trilogy . . .

Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 12:48 AM

Oh, and anything by Christopher Guest!

Markieboy  (Level: 269.4 - Posts: 198)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 4:08 AM

Eraserhead, Morven Callar, UHF, The Man Who Would be King, Duck Soup, On The Town, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Le Diner du Cons, Delicatessen, Das Boot

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 5:15 AM

Blade Runner, The Magnificent 7/Seven Samurai, Modern Times, A Day at the Races, Spinal Tap, Once Upon a Time in America, Gojira, Bad Taste (made before Peter Jackson ruled the world!), Les Visiteurs, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Local Hero, any movie in which a kindly Oriental gentleman teaches an annoying teenager how to beat up many people at once - but in a spiritual way...

Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 5:06 PM

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Rex Harrison, Gene Tierney, Natalie Wood)
Gene Tierney was so beautiful and Rex Harrison a Hunk! Natalie Wood was just 9 years old in this film.

Pulp Fiction

The Big Labowski

The African Queen

Little Shop of Horrors

Blazing Saddles

A Fish called Wanda

and a slew of others, too many to mention!!

Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 5:30 PM

Short Cuts
A Robert Altman film that I adore
EVERYONE is in it and it is long but worth every minute!
Jack Lemmon
Andie MacDowell
Julianne Moore
Matthew Modine
Anne Archer
Fred Ward
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Chris Penn
Robert Downey Jr.
Madeleine Stowe
Tim Robbins
Lily Tomlin
Tom Waits
Frances McDormand
Peter Gallagher
Lyle Lovett
Buck Henry
Huey Lewis

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Thu, 24th Apr '08 6:23 PM

Three more that I rarely get an amen on, but too bad!

1. The Navigator: Mids 80s film from New Zealand (but lacking the pageantry of LOTR) in which a group of Middle Ages villagers trying to escape the plague tunnel through time and space. Low budget doesn't mean low quality.

2. Mystery Men: So many people hate this film, but I can't imagine why. When the world's in trouble unlikely powered heroes rise up to save us. Think "Heroes" with powers that include hitting people ion the head with a shovel and throwing silverware.

3. Buckaroo Banzai: Every time I see it again (and thank goodness I've got the CD or I'd NEVER see it) Ipick up some other little cleverness in the film. Just make sure you watch the first five minutes, or you'll never figure out what's going on.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 2:37 AM

OK how about Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Grease and Dazed and Confused

Best soundtrack in a film.. ever... City of Angels

Aquamar  (Level: 185.7 - Posts: 925)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 3:55 AM

Legends of the Fall, Gone with the Wind, To Sir with Love

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 4:17 AM

There are a few films that the plot and actors build a tremendous sense of suspense.
Ordinary People
Dial M for Murder
All the President's Men

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 4:54 AM

Same Time Next Year
Posiedon Adventure
Terms of Endearment
Empire of the Sun

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 7:44 AM

2 older ones that I have recently enjoyed

Blind Fury-it is so funny without meaning to be
and Army Of Darkness Evil Dead 3, also hilarious

Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 7:57 AM

Two more that I always enjoy watching:

Same Time , Next Year - if you're looking for a film with some nostalgia; and a full range of emotions- [stars Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn]

Animal House- Bluto; Otter, D-Day; Boone et al- [Remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor---------Let's Do It!]

Bigbird  (Level: 249.0 - Posts: 3337)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:23 AM

I love a bunch of films already listed, but have to add one more to the mix - Miracle on 34th Street. Adore that movie!

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:45 AM

Gee.......there's a BUNCH!!

Dances With Wolves
The Green Mile
Lonesome Dove
Jeremiah Johnson
Grey Owl
The Education Of Little Tree
The Last Of The Mohicans
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
The Saving Of Private Ryan
Forrest Gump
The Color Purple
Schindler's List
The Power Of One
All the Harry Potter series
Most Steven Seagal movies
Most Jackie Chan movies

.......All I can think of for now, but I'll bet I have forgotten some?


1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:56 AM

All the Pink Panther series with Peter Sellers.
Those silly "vacation" movies with Chevy Chase.
All the good "old" stand-bys....Gone With the Wind, To Sir With Love, The Graduate, Lonesome Dove, John Wayne movies
I have learned to enjoy a lot of the Disney movies with the grandchildren.....they are fun.

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.4 - Posts: 1581)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 9:59 AM

What fun this thread is to read...
Turner Classic Movies shows the old movies, there's always a good one on to sit and relax by...
Here's mine in no particular order:
Anything Alfred Hitchcock (The Birds scared me to death when I was young)
All of the Harry Potters
African Queen
Gone With the Wind
Brokeback Mountain (so NOT a western)
The Deer Hunter
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Schindler's List
The Departed
3:10 to Yuma (saw it recently and really liked it)
A Beautiful Mind
Silence of the Lambs

Looking forward to seeing Speedracer in an Imax theater with my 22 year old son when it comes out in May. I'm sure we all could list more....

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 10:28 AM

Return To Paradise anyone

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 11:23 AM

Bitter Moon and Like Water for Chocolate

We need to start one on movies to avoid at all costs, my first non-recommends are any movies with "Van Wilder" in the title or any movie starring Dane Cook.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 2:58 PM

Ooooh - If I got started I could fill a book, but - I can watch Four Weddings and a Funeral over & over & over.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 3:24 PM

Erin, you read my mind.. i was going to post that idea earlier but went for a nap instead lol

How about the worst film you ever watched (or didn't finish watching because it was so bad)...

Most disappointing recently: We Own the Night (ugh) ... great actors, great acting.. what a let down with the writing

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 6:00 PM

Can I put 'Titus' Julie Taymor's take on Titus Andronicus on the worst list and most disappointing.
I watch 'When Harry met Sally' 'Casablanca' and 'Four Weddings and a funeral' whenever they come on. 'Some like it hot' is my vote for the funniest movie ever made, and in 'To catch a thief' Grace Kelly personifies the most beautiful film star ever.


Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:10 PM

And another best soundtrack.. ever (!) lol... Almost Famous

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:14 PM

Fever Dog........

Oh how I wanted Billy Crudup while watching that movie.

The boy who played William Miller looks just like my son except my son's hair is more blonde. The scene where he's sitting on the bed and the girls are dancing all around him, he looks so much like my son that I get a big lump in my throat.

Elaine0602  (Level: 51.5 - Posts: 111)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:32 PM

Best movies EVER, Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation..I crack up everytime I watch it! Best tear jerker for me is The ThornBirds or Titanic. Worst movies....She-Devil, Drop Dead Fred and the modernized version of Romeo and Juliet.....HATED it !!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 8:45 PM

Loved....The Colour Purple

Hated....All Sci-Fi movies

And Peter Sellers, John Wayne,
Charleton Heston and all MCP's

Movies from the 50's to the 80's
because they made all women look
so sappy and dependent.
Bring it on John Wayne!!!!

(signed Rosie the Riveter)

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 9:20 PM

Here's a neat one we just watched on DVD:
"Lars and His Girlfriend" ... a painfully shy fellow purchases a blow-up girlfriend over the Internet and .... well, trust me, it's not what you think.

Some really great film making in an understudied sort of way. Like watching "Northern Exposure" at its best.

Maggie7556  (Level: 227.8 - Posts: 268)
Sat, 26th Apr '08 11:02 PM

Being There
Hope and Glory
Fanny and Alexander

Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Sun, 27th Apr '08 9:10 AM

Sargon--was waiting for someone to post Ordinary People--probably #1 on my list.
Maggie, Being There is also on my list.
One that no one has mentioned--Running on Empty
Also, as others have mentioned--Schindler's List, Life is Beautiful, Midnight Cowboy.

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Sun, 27th Apr '08 9:47 AM

Dear Aunty (Eliane0602),

1. She Devil is a great film and it is a TRAVESTY that it was overlooked at the Oscars

2. Chevy Chase?????? Titanic?????.......sigh

Sargon  (Level: 112.9 - Posts: 1256)
Sun, 27th Apr '08 6:32 PM

Siouxsie , Everyone in Ordinary People was great. It was unbelievable how they could built such tension.

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