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Old 09-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #1
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Top Ten Favorite Movies

I know this has probably been done before, just updating recent favorite movies (this changes daily) want to know yours:

1. Godfather 1
2. Platoon
3. Citizen Kane
4. Black Stallion (Coppola)
5. Graduate
6. Deliverance
7. On Golden Pond
8. Blazing Saddles
9: Deer Hunter
10: Casablanca

I know I am forgetting others, so clue me in
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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Idnar, that's a great all American list.

It's so difficult to choose, because there are so many great movies, but here are some favourites, off the top of my head....recency bias included. Country of origin is identified unless it is US.

Out of Africa
Incendies (Canada)
Singing in the Rain
The King's Speech (UK)
Dead Calm (Australia)
Back to the Future
Shrek
Vertigo
Slumdog Millionaire (India)
The Field (Ireland)

Next on my list to see is "A Separation", the Iranian movie that won an Oscar this year for Best Foreign Language Film. It has just come out on iTunes and is loaded on my iPad.
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(you'll see a trend, here)
1. The Good the Bad and the Ugly
2. Outlaw Josey Wales
3. Sudden Impact
4. Dirty Harry
5. Godfather
6. Predator
7. For a Few Dollars More
8. Airplane!
9. Forrest Gump
10. Naked Gun
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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A number of my favorites already mentioned. Here are some others I love in no particular order.

The Shawshank Redemption
Chinatown
Rear Window
A Clockwork Orange
2001
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Third Man
LA Confidential
Blade Runner
Alien
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Only ten?

Casablanca
Out of Africa
The Grapes of Wrath
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Dances with Wolves
Midnight Cowboy
The Sixth Sense
Pulp Fiction
Easy Rider
The Silence of the Lambs

Close, but no cigar, The Wizard of Oz, Fantasia.
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A number of my favorites already mentioned. Here are some others I love in no particular order.

The Shawshank Redemption
Chinatown
Rear Window
A Clockwork Orange
2001
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Third Man
LA Confidential
Blade Runner
Alien
My SO watches Alian (any Alian's) over and over again if they come on TV, in addition to the Lord of the Rings, God Father and Braveheart.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
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Great responses. I could completely redo my list just on the responses. Agree with most additions. Surprised by Out of Africa, maybe I need to try.
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1. Pulp Fiction
2. Fight Club
3. Godfather
4. The Fugitive
5. Good Will Hunting
6. The Matrix
7. Se7en
8. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
9. Jurassic Park
10.Forrest Gump
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I see lots of movies I like have already been listed! Yeah Aaron, Fight Club is a keeper...but you know we don't talk about it

For me, a movie needs to have a great story and script, great acting, be visually striking, and be "a little different." Nope, I don't ask much! Off the top of my head, in no particular order, and subject to change:

The African Queen
The English Patient
Bladerunner
Lawrence of Arabia
Ugetsu (Japanese)
A Beautiful Mind
Some Like It Hot
Cafe Bagdad
Bringing Up Baby/North by Northwest/Ratatouille/A Room With A View/Fargo/Pulp Fiction/The Terminator (OK, so I cheated).

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Off the top of my head:

Shawshank Redemption
L.A. Confidential
Chinatown
Casino
Goodfellas
Pride and Prejudice
Remains of the Day
No Country for Old Men
Coalminer's Daughter
Thelma and Louise

Tomorrow I might think of ten different ones. So many good movies out there!
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You always think of more with lists like this:

Fanny and Alexander written and directed by Igmar Berman.
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1. Citizen Kane
2. The Wizard of Oz
3. Casablanca
4. Singin in the Rain
5. The Godfather
6. It's a Wonderful Life
7. Oklahoma!
8. Dr Strangelove
9. Das Boot
10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

It's at some risk to my pride that "Holy Grail" and "It's a Wonderful Life" are on there-- less impressive than Dr Zhivago and The English Patient. But these are movies I still make time to see again and again. Also, would have liked to find room for many of the early 007 movies, Patton, and Star Wars.

Obscure movie that deserves more notoriety: Silent Partner (Elliot Gould, Canadian, 1978. Don't read the plot synopsis if you're thinking about watching it).
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OMG that one is wonderful. Five hours and not a minute of it wasted.

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You always think of more with lists like this:

Fanny and Alexander written and directed by Igmar Berman.
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The Hunt for Red October
Saving Private Ryan
Godfather
Animal House
The Fugitive
No Country for Old Men
Blues Brothers
3:10 to Yuma
Bourne Supremacy
The Perfect Storm
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Ten good ones at random:

Apollo 13
Eagle Eye
Taken
High Plains Drifter
Bucket List
French Kiss
The Holiday
Dave
Bourne Supremacy
Caddy Shack
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Lots of good ones here, along with a bunch I've never seen, but perhaps should. I don't think anyone else listed my all-time favorite, Schindler's List.
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Dang so many good ones I neglected. Time to do the top 100. Thanks to all, great input.
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