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Old 09-12-2012, 05:58 AM   #101
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I read a magazine article recently where a young woman was lost while hiking and Harrison Ford had joined the search party to find her. She said it was movie like when Indiana Jones appeared over the mountains in his helicopter and rescued her.
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I should have included Dances With Wolves...
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:06 AM   #103
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A few more favorites not mentioned:

Marathon Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
On the Waterfront
Romeo and Juliet
Wuthering Heights
Wizard of Oz
Carrie
Superman
Miller's Crossing
Grapes of Wrath
Patton
In the Heat of the Night
The Hospital
Anatomy of a Murder
Network
In Cold Blood
The Longest Day
Little Big Man
Tarzan the Ape Man
Last of the Mohicans
How the West was Won
The Visit (Ingemar Bergman/Anthony Quinn)
The Letter (Bette Davis)
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:51 PM   #104
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Impossible to choose just 10, but off the top of my head:

Wall Street
The Seven Samurai
Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back
The Big Lebowski
The Jerk
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Inglorious Bastards
Almost Famous
U-571
The Ice Storm
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Boondock Saints
Book of Eli
Slapshot
Blazing Saddles
Domino
Supertroopers
Office Space
Man on Fire
Pale Rider


If I went beyond 10...
The Matrix (just the first one)
Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man
Hanna
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Falling Down

...many more.

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Not sure of 10, but my #1 favorite movie is The Perfect Storm. I saw it on TV this afternoon for the 4th or 5th time, and I think one of the all time heartbreaking movie scenes is where the Andrea Gail is in a trough and starting up the face of the next wave, and the mate gives it full throttle then we see that the wave is just too steep, they don't have the horses to get up and over. The first time I saw this scene, in a theater, I thought now they are down to 1% chance of survival.

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Not sure of 10, but my #1 favorite movie is The Perfect Storm. I saw it on TV this afternoon for the 4th or 5th time, and I think one of the all time heartbreaking movie scenes is where the Andrea Gail is in a trough and starting up the face of the next wave, and the mate gives it full throttle then we see that the wave is just too steep, they don't have the horses to get up and over. The first time I saw this scene, in a theater, I thought now they are down to 1% chance of survival.

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I have that movie on DVD and I swear it was so realistic that it almost made me puke.
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Not sure of 10, but my #1 favorite movie is The Perfect Storm. I saw it on TV this afternoon for the 4th or 5th time, and I think one of the all time heartbreaking movie scenes is where the Andrea Gail is in a trough and starting up the face of the next wave, and the mate gives it full throttle then we see that the wave is just too steep, they don't have the horses to get up and over. The first time I saw this scene, in a theater, I thought now they are down to 1% chance of survival.

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Also seen it many times. Great movie. Love it so much.
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New day, new list and runner up list. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre if only for the “badges” scene although the whole movie is good. The Color Purple is probably Speilberg's best work. If it is the best why is a runner up? Don't know.


Casablanca
Blues Brothers
It's a Wonderful Life
The Deer Hunter
Annie Hall
Star Wars
Star Trek IV
Unforgiven
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Mr Mom


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Raiders of the Lost Ark
Stargate
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Cain Mutiny
Fistful of Dollars
The Color Purple
Animal House
Wall Street
Office Space
Lost in America
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Casablanca
Saving Private Ryan
The Shawshank Redemption
Unforgiven
We Were Soldiers
Alien
Gran Torino
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It's a Wonderul Life
The King's Speech
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The Shawshank Redemption - the best ever "triumph of the human spirit" movie
The Color Purple - best tear jerker
The Lord of the Rings - best epic fantasy adventure , audacious in scope
The Razor's Edge (Bill Murray) - vastly underrated
Departures (Japanese) - clever, funny, heartwarming
Jutai (Japanese) - heartwarming
The Matrix - great action, intriguing
As Good As It Gets - the title says it all
Spirited Away (Japanese - animated) - best animation I've seen
The Green Mile
Groundhog Day (honorable mention)
Waking Ned Devine (honorable mention) - funny/clever
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:54 AM   #112
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Second Hand Lions
The Man Who Would Be King

But I must confess that I really don't like movies, so I don't have any beyond those two that stick out in my mind.
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The Sound of Music, The King & I, South Pacific (yeah I like the Rodger and Hammerstein musicals)
My Fair Lady, Charade (Audrey Hepburn is a class act)
Little Shop of Horrors (Moranis remake)
The Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood remake)
3:10 To Yuma (Russel Crowe remake
Tombstone (with Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday)
Twelve Angry Men (classic!)
Harry Potter series
Lord of the Rings series
My Cousin Vinny (Marissa Tomei hot! funny movie)
Happy Gilmore, Water Boy, Wedding Singer, 50 First Dates (ok so I like Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider and Drew Barrymore)
A Few Good Men (what a cast! Jack Nicholson awesome acting IMHO)
XMen series (grew up reading the comics)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (David vs Goliaths of golf)
Back to the Future series (fun movies)
Austin Powers series ("yes I know I have bad teeth")
The Kings Speech (inspiring)
Pride and Prejudice (the BBC, Colin Firth version of course)
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Accidentally left out Cool Hand Luke. In my list for sure.
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A couple more movie names I haven not seen in posts above:

Crash
V for Vendetta
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But I must confess that I really don't like movies, so I don't have any beyond those two that stick out in my mind.

I loved Second Hand Lions. It is an unknown gem.
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I scrolled through the thread, and recognized many that I have watched. All good movies. But the one on top of my list is:

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A great epic movie that would be even more appreciated by anyone who has been through a life upheaval of his own. The novel of the same name by Boris Pastenak is on my reading list, which I keep delaying. Perhaps I need to go up to my boonies home with this book and others that I have meant to read for years.

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I scrolled through the thread, and recognized many that I have watched. All good movies. But the one on top of my list is:



A great epic movie that would be even more appreciated by anyone who has been through a life upheaval of his own. The novel of the same name by Boris Pastenak is on my reading list, which I keep delaying. Perhaps I need to go up to my boonies home with this book and others that I have meant to read for years.

Listened to an interview with Omar Sharf on the radio about his experiences in the making of Dr Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia. The anouncer started out with the statement that Lawrence of Arabia was one of the greatest movies ever made. It is a classic for sure.
Omar is funny: "I made this other movie about some Russian guy".

Omar Sharif on Lawrence of Arabia: 'I was the only actor David Lean liked' | Culture | The Guardian
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