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Old 09-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #61
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:07 PM   #62
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If in a "naughty", retro, 70s mood, then it has to be Boogie Nights
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:58 PM   #63
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Two of my favorites not mentioned

Twelve Angry Men
The Producers (Zero/Wilder/Mars)
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #64
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Three I haven't seen on a list, but that I really enjoy:
Jaws
The Parent Trap (the old version)
The Sound of Music

I agree with Purron:
The Third Man (love the music)
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #65
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Ben Hur
The King and I
The Natural
Star Wars
Cool Hand Luke
Close Encounters of a Third Kind
Rocky
Bullet
Clockwork Orange
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #66
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The King and I
The Natural
Star Wars
Cool Hand Luke
Close Encounters of a Third Kind
Rocky
Bullet
Clockwork Orange
Sophies Choice
Bridge over the River Kwaii
I am starting to realize that even a top 20 would not do justice to all of the really good movies. However, I do not think that there are more than 100 in the IMHO list.

I really can't decide which one gets numero uno but this is DWs #1:
Close Encounters of a Third Kind
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The King's speech
The Curious world of Benjamin Button
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Plus Annie Hall


I knew I was missing something important in the top 10!
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[QUOTE=Purron;1228248]Loved that one Moe!

Plus Annie Hall

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I loved the old Woody Allen films !
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Many great films listed on this thread.

Two great films with an early retirement theme:

Lost in America
Office Space
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #74
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In no particular order:

The Breakfast Club
Blade Runner
Alien
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The 39 Steps
Schindler's List
Lord of the Rings
The Blues Brothers
The Bourne Supremacy
The Princess Bride

Honourble mention to Plan 9 From Outer Space - so bad it is really funny.
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1. The Godfather (I)
2. Fantasia
3. Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein)
4. The Sound of Music
5. Star Wars
6. Top Gun
7. Gone with the Wind
8. The Big Chill
9. Legally Blonde
10. Private Benjamin
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Dr. Zhivago
2001 A Space Odyssey
Three Days of the Condor
Nights of Cabiria (Fellini, 1957)
Seven Days in May
Twelve O'clock High
A Clockwork Orange
To Kill a Mockingbird
Unforgiven
Moby Dick

I've got a long list of favorite movies categorized as: Spy Movies, Nuke Movies, War & Military, Musicals, Comedy, etc.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:12 AM   #77
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Thanks all for participating. As in any Top 10 list there were 297 different movies listed. The most frequently mentioned was The Godfather with 8 mentions. Missing was Hitchcock's The Birds. Also missing were Marx Brothers, Laurel & Hardy, and only one WC Fields.
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IMDb maintains a Top 250 list, and #1 is The Shawshank Redemption. I like that vote!
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I need to watch that wonderful church scene again. It's the perfect thing for cheering up by.

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