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Old 04-06-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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Favorite Movies

For those who like lists and movies, wonder what appeals to folks here? I'm sure I've missed some great ones and there's 'no accounting for taste' but here are my favorites (so far):

Top Ten
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off
1988 A Fish Called Wanda
1991 Grand Canyon
1994 The Shawshank Redemption
1996 A Time to Kill
1996 Michael
1999 The Sixth Sense
2000 Gladiator
2001 A Beautiful Mind

Honorable Mentions
1978 Animal House
1980 Caddyshack
1982 Ghandi
1987 The Untouchables
1988 Big
1988 Rainman
1988 Stand and Deliver
1990 The Hunt for Red October
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1994 Forrest Gump
1994 True Lies
1995 Get Shorty
1995 Heat
1996 Phenomena
1997 Liar, Liar
1997 Men In Black
1999 Analyze This
2000 Memento
2000 Erin Brockovich
2000 Remember the Titans
2003 Bruce Almighty
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean
2006 The Illusionist
2007 The Brave One

Again, there are no 'right' answers....

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Old 04-07-2008, 01:45 PM   #2
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I am not one to buy DVDs or watch a movie over again, so I list some that I have watched more than once and would intentionally watch again.

Shawshank Redemption is tops

1961 West Side Story
1968 Planet of the Apes
1979 Alien (and 1986 Aliens)
1985 The Color Purple
1986 Stand By Me
1986 Platoon
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1996 Fargo
1999 South Park the movie
2002 Chicago
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Old 04-07-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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I like many of the films listed above, but I'm also a big fan of old classics:

Casa Blanca
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Cool Hand Luke
El Cid

A more recent film not listed above that my wife and I really enjoyed is Open Range.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:40 PM   #4
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I love 'Office Space'
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We talked about favorite movies in this thread too

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Old 04-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #6
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The (original) Godfather. I love the music, too.
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I love 'Office Space'
It's next on my Netflix list thanks to this forum. Looking forward to it.

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