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Old 02-12-2008, 10:31 PM   #21
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Lots of predictable ones:
It's a Wonderful Life
High Noon
Singing in the Rain
The Omega Man (Campy fun!)
Silent Partner (Elliot Gould)
Dr Strangelove
Total Recall
Groundhog Day
BluesBrothersVacationCaddyshackAnimalHouseStripes
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Bridges of Madison County
Inventing The Abbotts
Dancer Texas Pop. 81
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Most of the above, and also a lesser-know classic,
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:52 AM   #24
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the Birdcage
The Man From Snowy River
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:56 AM   #25
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About Schmidt
Benny and Joon
The Gods must be Crazy
Godfather I and II
Groundhog Day
A Christmas Story
Schindler's List
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Pride and Prejudice (A&E version, 1996, with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle)
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The "Lord Of the Rings" trilogy just kept getting better.
"Star Wars"-all of them.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:04 AM   #27
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Here's an odd-ball one I like: "Two-Lane Blacktop", a 1971 film starring James Taylor and Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) in their only movie apperances. It's a Monte Hellman film (directed "The Shooting" & "Cockfighter", and was executive producer on "Reservoir Dogs". It's a take off of "Easy Rider". I also love "Tora,Tora,Tora", and "Saving Private Ryan", which no one has mentioned.
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Old 02-13-2008, 09:20 AM   #28
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Never Again, with Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Clayburgh

The Bourne series

Patton

Up in Smoke

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Casablanca

Dr. Zhivago

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You guys have already named some of my favorites (Casablanca, Shawshank, the Bourne movies).

Add'l ones - Singing in the Rain, Vertigo and Rear Window (and Hitchcock in general), and The Princess Bride.
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The Shawhank Redemption
The Princess Bride
Sliding Doors
The Wizard of Oz
Forrest Gump
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So many great movies: Amadeus, Godfather 1, 2 and 3, Maltese Falcon, Dark Passage. It's fun to spot references to Casablanca in later movies, even Jaws.

"The Hills of Home" wherein Lassie overcomes her fear of the water to save the day. I'm tempted to equate Lassie's heroism to the person who calls 911 to direct emergency personnel to go where their help is needed.

"Once Upon a Time in America," the long version, DiNiro at his best, "I have a yen for the sea."
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Here's an odd-ball one I like: "Two-Lane Blacktop", a 1971 film starring James Taylor and Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys) in their only movie apperances.

I'm in love with that movie, but it is not for the average viewer--DH hated it! I thought it was freaking awesome! The cars, oh, the cars! Interesting that JT is the only one still alive from that movie...for the conspiracy junkie! Existentialist masterpiece!

And Fireup, did you really put down Flashdance? Really? That is like saying you liked Dirty Dancing! Not that my mom didn't watch it like 80 times and drag me to Arthur Murray afterwards. A searing mortifying pain from my long ago adolescence is coming back to me now! I wouldn't admit to liking either one, under punishment of, well, dancing lessons at Arthur Murray!
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:00 PM   #33
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Anything by Alfred Hitchcock
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Man, it really took 29 posts to get 'The Princess Bride' listed? Easily my all-time favorite. A few other favorites not previously mentioned are:

The Natural
Braveheart
Top Gun
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Too Many Favorite Movies

Some of my faves were already mentioned:
- Bladerunner
- The Princess Bride
- The Rear Window
- It's A Wonderful Life

But here are some more:
- Being John Malkovich
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Pulp Fiction

And more older ones:
- Arsenic and Old Lace
- All About Eve
- Breakfast at Tiffany's
- The Philadelphia Story
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favorite films

Clint Eastwood western movies ( the good,the bad and the ugly is the best)
Braveheart
epic movies (Troy, gladiator, zulu)
Jane Austen chick flicks ( sense and sensibility, pride and prejudice)
Meg Ryan chick flicks( when Harry met Sally,you've got mail, sleepless in seattle)
John Grisham movies ( the firm, pelican brief, a time to kill)
Tom Hanks movies ( philadelphia,forest gump, cast away)
Harrison Fod movies( Indiana Jones trilogy, the fugitive, airforce one, regarding henry)
The matrix
A few good men
Die hard 1,2
Pretty woman
The English patient
James Bonds movies
Roman holiday
The ten commendments ( I watch it every year on TV)
and disney classic cartoons ( the little mermaid, the lion king, sleeping beauty, cinderella, aladin, snow white, beauty and the beast)
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:06 PM   #37
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Mary Poppins
Cinderella
The Aristocats
The Wizard of Oz
The Sound of Music
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Star Wars
Jaws
Poltergeist
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Favorite documentary recently watched: God Grew Tired of Us.

Favorite Gene Kelly movies: An American in Paris, Singing in the Rain

Favorite UK films recently watched... Waking Ned Devine,The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain, Dear Frankie

Obligatory "I'm a computer nerd and so am required to like these": Office Space, The Matrix.

Movie series I most wanted to like but found it just couldn't compare to the book: Lord of the Rings.
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The 1955 Alec Guiness/Peter Sellers film: The Ladykillers. Mrs. Wilberforce/Lopsided. Far superior to the later version.

The Duke and Maureen O'hara in The Quiet Man. Totally sexist. totally fine.

Vanishing Point. When you haven't been in a car in 6 months it's great. The music works too! Also a fine film to see in a drive-in. Leaving same as all the cars spin their tires in the gravel is ... fun.
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How could I have forgotten Brazil, directed by Terry Gilliam, 1985. Seriously.
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