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What's your favorite movie?

18 years ago

I'm sitting here with AMC on listening to The Blues Brothers and thought this might be a fun thread to start. I am a devoted fan of James Bond. I've seen them all at least twice. I'm having a bit of a problem with the new Bond being a blond guy. Also, I never miss a good old Cheech and Chong flick. I've also seen all the "spaghetti westerns" starring Clint Eastwood. How about some of you?

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  • 18 years ago

    Slingblade
    Bravehart
    E.T.
    Pulp Fiction

  • 18 years ago

    The Godfather I & II! How could I forget those two????

    Janie

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  • 18 years ago

    "I also saw "The Jerk" on the other night and it's still very funny."

    My 22 yo son bought that movie last year. He still occasionally sings, "Oh, I'm picking out a thermos for you"! Classic Steve Martin...

  • 18 years ago

    A few years ago I introduced my then 17 year old son to Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke. I honestly thought he was going to give himself a hernia from laughing so hard. And then the question came, "were you guys really like that back then?"

  • 18 years ago

    My very favorites are:

    Matrix
    Matrix Reloaded
    Matrix Revolutions.

    I re-watch at least one every week.

    Sling Blade was truely funny in a funny sort of way and...

    "My Name is Nobody" I loved it as a kid but it never appeared on the TV after that.

    Greg

  • 18 years ago

    I really can't name just one movie either.
    My favorites are

    Jezebelle
    Old Yeller
    The Great Escape
    Gone With The Wind
    Cold Mountain
    Wuthering Hieghts
    The Unforgiven
    Last Exit to Brocklyn
    and Cry Baby.

    I'm sure there are a few more I've forgotten.I really enjoy a good movie.
    Ann.

  • 18 years ago

    OMG, jimster, I'm so glad someone else has my (warped) sense of humor! I LOVE "The Gods Must Be Crazy", too!
    Some of my other favs-
    That Thing You Do
    Real Genius
    The American President
    National Treasure
    Star Wars (the first 3 made)
    Gone with the Wind
    The Blues Brothers

  • 18 years ago

    I canÂt believe you guys havenÂt put (Schindlers List) on the list or (The Gray Zone.)
    I will have to put it there myself.
    Or (The Last Picture Show), "come now, an all time great.
    Or Splendor in the grass, a real tear jerker, with the poor boy that was not good enough for the rich girl.
    Rebel without a cause.
    Slaughterhouse 5 or 7?
    DonÂt leave out all of the independent films with unknown actors that donÂt want an arm and leg to be in the things. (The Gray Zone is one.)
    Check out Smoke Signals!
    The WaltonÂs was based on the book SpencerÂs mountain where the folks were not as NICE as the WaltonÂs were and a movie was made too.
    Gods little acre,
    Cat on a hot tin roof,
    (Jane Fonda) can go to China as far as IÂm concerned and get her toenails pulled out,
    She caused the deaths of POWÂs in Vietnam, "we have proof.
    Ok back to the movies!!!
    10 years in Tibet (was it ten years?)
    ANY WC Fields movie.
    What about all of those old Bob Hope movies?
    Some like it hot, with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis and some more greats.
    Horse feathers with the Marx brothers (SP?) They hired some thugs from a speak easy to play collage football.
    The list will grow my friends and I donÂt like a movie with all of the special affects that hides poor acting and even worse story lines.
    Full Metal Jacket
    The first half of the movie is what we went through in Marine Corps boot camp at last darn close.
    The second making of the Shinning that Steven King did.
    Any thing with,
    Ann Margaret A real Swedish babe she is and been married to the same man for years, no trash on her, that I know of.
    Clint Eastwood in The Pale Rider.
    Fried Green Tomatoes TOMATOES I SAY T O M A T O E S!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GREEN TOMATOES
    FRIED GREEEEEEEEEN TOMAAAAAATOES!!!!!!
    Driving Miss Daisy was great too.

    Later

    Worth

  • 18 years ago

    One of my funnier movie moments was when my (blonde) wife and I were leaving "Last of the Mohicans" and she turned to me and said "that was really good. someone should write a book on that movie"

    I have never seen so many heads turn like Nipper, the RCA dog.

    hey Barb is that the kind of thermos with strips and it's own cup?

  • 18 years ago

    I really like, in no particular order...

    Colors
    LA Confidential
    Thunderheart
    Raging Bull
    True Confessions
    The Deer Hunter
    Angel Heart
    Pulp Fiction
    Boogie Nights
    The Breakfast Club
    Serpico
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Godfather Trilogy
    Good Fellas
    Internal Affairs
    Jennifer 8
    Jagged Edge
    Fatal Attraction
    Dead of Winter
    Sweet Dreams
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    Mystic River
    The Silence of the Lambs
    That Touch of Mink
    Vacation
    Blind date
    Dumb and Dumber
    Along Came Polly
    The Dead Zone
    Salem's Lot
    The Big Easy
    Silver Bullet
    The Green Mile
    Pet Sematary

    If I'm channek surfing and run across one of these, I have to stop and watch it to the end. That all I can think of tonight.

    carolyn

  • 18 years ago

    Madplanter,

    Last time I checked, The Gods Must Be Crazy was unavailable for purchase. I'll keep trying to get it because it's one film I enjoy seeing over and over. Some of those scenes are hilarious every time I see them. Also, I would like to show it to others who haven't seen it yet.

    Surprisingly, I was able to get a DVD of La Grande Bouffe, which is by far the wierdest movie I've ever seen (don't say you weren't warned). I'm amazed there is a sufficient market for a film like that. I wanted it for my very small, select collection of unique films.

    Jim

  • 18 years ago

    Currently...

    Lost in Translation
    Donnie Darko
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Koyaanisqatsi
    Enchanted April
    Room with a View
    Amelie
    Howard's End
    Remains of the Day
    Red
    Blue
    The Decalog
    Bread and Tulips
    Babette's Feast
    Antonia's Line
    Hairdresser's Husband
    The Sting
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    for a start!

    Craig

  • 18 years ago

    Fictional only? The first ones to come to mind are, interestingly, much of what Craig has on his list plus or plus encore:

    Amélie
    Babette's Feast
    Big Night
    Amélie
    My Left Foot
    Shakespeare in Love
    Much Ado About Nothing (mostly for the gorgeous scenery)
    Diva
    My Brilliant Career
    The Usual Suspects
    Amélie
    Chariots of Fire
    Harold and Maude
    Amélie
    Saint Ralph ('coz my brother is in it)

    and from my childhood
    The Sound of Music

    Jennifer

  • 18 years ago

    How could I forget:

    The Commitments and The Snapper
    must rent The Van sometime.

    J.

  • 18 years ago

    Have any of you seen the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers"?
    It has to be the best movie/movies I've seen on WWII. We saw it when we signed up for a free-trial from NetFlix. The funny thing is we ended up getting more TV series from them than actual movies. Just for fun we watched V---anyone remember that? Yes I am a child of the 80's. We also ordered Stargate SG-1. I'm not a giant sci-fi fan like my DH, but I really like Stargate. I also really liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
    My all time favorite family movie is:
    Swiss Family Robinson. We watched that a lot growing up---when movies were made for the whole family. There are some good movies out for kids, but I rarely find a movie that I will enjoy watching several times with my kids. I also like the family movies:
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    The Sound of Music
    I thought Holes was really good too.
    I have three small children so I don't get to watch movies I would choose very often. Usually when I go out on dates with DH we don't go to the movies. At home when we stay up together we never have think ahead enough to rent a movie and end up watching Food Network and folding clothes.

    Tyffanie

  • 18 years ago

    Tyffanie, that sounds like our Saturday night date night. Go out to eat, go to the grocery store, go home and do laundry. I always try to make time to watch The Robe or Ben Hur when they might be on. I made the mistake of forgetting just how long Ben Hur was one Sunday night and didn't make it to bed until 2:00 a.m. A little tough getting ready for work that morning!

  • 18 years ago

    Jennifer - thanks for reminding me of...

    Big Night! yes, definitely belongs on the list!

    also just remembered

    Amadeus
    The Straight Story
    The Piano

    and all of Christopher Guest's great spoofs, esp -

    Waiting for Guffman
    Best in Show
    The Mighty Wind

    Craig

  • 18 years ago

    Being There
    The Red Violin/Le Violon Rouge (what I've managed to see of it)
    The Sweet Hereafter
    Seducing Doctor Lewis
    Rare Birds (in spite of William Hurt)

    We're on the same film wavelength, Craig. Thought of Amadeus in bed last night, Spinal Tap and Best in Show this morning.

    also A Fish Called Wanda with the remarkable Mrs Christopher Guest, my 2 fave Monty P'ers and the devine Kevin Klein.

    Jennifer, who also enjoyed JLC in True Lies which had a palatable, gasp-choke, Governator in it

  • 18 years ago

    favorite movies....i love movies

    runaway train
    pulp fiction
    nomads
    forrest gump
    castaway
    the gods must be crazy
    airplane
    cold mountain
    planes, trains, and automobiles
    crash
    babe
    lord of the rings..all 3
    open range
    all alfred hitchcock movies
    reservoir dogs
    interview with a vampire
    saving private ryan
    finding nemo
    shrek
    gladiator

    and at least 100 more

    jeri

  • 18 years ago

    Children of Paradise
    Black Orpheus
    Tom Jones
    Babette's Feast
    Best in Show
    All of the Merchant Ivory movies
    Bridge over the River Kwai
    Harold and Maude
    We just started Netflix so I am going to come back here and make some notes. This is fun. I haven't thought about a lot of these in agese and ages.

  • 18 years ago

    Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (but not the sequel). Joe

  • 18 years ago

    There's a sequel to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes????? I have watched Mars Attacks several times for the only reason that the bugler in the funeral scene playing taps is the son of my best friend and my son's best friend.

  • 18 years ago

    Dead Again - old mystery/suspense
    Polar Express - the spirit of Christmas and I am a kid at heart (thus the love for playing in the dirt)
    Dead Poet Society - inspiring
    I Am Sam - inspiring/humorous
    Dumb and Dumber - my husband laughs hysterically at this movie and (secretly), I just watch it to hear the wonderful sound of his laughter

  • 18 years ago

    We just got an incredible movie on Netflix - Baraka....really just music and visuals, filmed by the person who worked on Koyaanisqatsi.

    Also, I highly recommend the 10 part series The Decalog, by the person responsible for the Red, White and Blue trilogy - also on Netflix.

    Finally - some highly recommended Brit TV series - Upstairs, Downstairs, Pennies from Heaven, and The Singing Detective!

    Craig

  • 18 years ago

    yes, they returned, in Return of the Killer Tomatoes. from a website: "The vegetables of doom return! They're bad and this time they're really stewed!" and a sequel to that.
    In terms of really bad movies I can watch over and over with new victims, Plan 9 from Outer Space.
    Joe

  • 18 years ago

    star wars 1-6

  • 18 years ago

    Call me an idiot, but I never get tired of watchin' My Cousin Vinnie and My Blue Heaven.

  • 18 years ago

    Forgot to add

    Planes Trains and Automobiles

  • 18 years ago

    House of Sand and Fog (2003)- Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly.

    The Notebook (2004) - James Garner is a class act as usual.

  • 18 years ago

    jimster- someone told me they had seen the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy" on DVD at Target. haven't had a chance to look, but at least I know it's out there somewhere!!!
    d.

  • 18 years ago

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
    The Fifth Element
    The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Strictly Ballroom
    My Cousin Vinnie
    High Plains Drifter
    anything with Fred Astaire
    Don Juan de Marco

  • 18 years ago

    My very favorite is a Japanese adaptation of an English children's story: Howl's Moving Castle.

    Besides that...

    The Seven Samurai
    The American President
    The Usual Suspects
    Clue

    I have other movies I like, but those are my real favorites, the ones I'd make time to watch if I came across them on TV.

    --Alison
    who is (im)patiently waiting for the DVD release of Howl's, so that I can redeem my claim check... been chewing my nails since the theater release for this one. Love, love, love it.

  • 18 years ago

    I don't think I have just one favorite. I like many different ones for different reasons.

    I have to admit I really love Dirty Dancing and Shall We Dance. The dancing in the movies caught my eye well before I ever started learning to dance. The Horse Whisperer has one of the most sensual scenes in it...all revolving around dancing. *siiigh*

    I also liked Dr. Zhivago...and remember seeing it in both German and English with my mom.

    ~Heidi

  • 18 years ago

    Thanks d. I will renew my search for "The Gods Must Be Crazy".

    Jim

  • 18 years ago

    Blazing Saddles

  • 18 years ago

    The Warriors (come out to playaaayaaa)

  • 18 years ago

    TommyBoy ... no doubt in my mind ! ~ Tom

  • 18 years ago

    I'm not a big movie watcher, but a couple that come to mind, that I really liked, are:

    Dances With Wolves
    About a Boy(with Hugh Grant)

    Worth.. I love The Walton's TV series

  • 18 years ago

    American Beauty

  • 17 years ago

    What a lot of great movies to check out. My favorites have all been listed a couple of times,

  • 17 years ago

    Some recent additions -

    Double Life of Veronique (just out on DVD)
    the British Michael Apted "Up" series - 7, 14, 21...just watched 49 Up.
    Science of Sleep
    Little Miss Sunshine
    All of Christopher Guest's Mockumentaries (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, etc)
    The Ground Truth
    Inconvenient Truth
    Who Killed the Electric Car

  • 17 years ago

    Old thread, I wonder if anyone is still reading it.
    Comedy/Romance-
    Don Juan de Marco
    My Blue Heaven- Steve Martin, dance scenes
    The Man Who Knew too Little- funny Bill Murray, dance scenes
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother- great singing with Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn, hysterical scenes with Leo McKern and Dom Deluise, finally on DVD
    Phantom of the Opera- music
    Action-
    The Truth about Charlie- a remake of Charade for music, French accents
    Schwarzenegger movies

  • 16 years ago

    Enlightenment Guaranteed (german)
    Midnight (with the young Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert)
    Chilly Scenes of Winter
    Sleepless in Seattle
    49up series
    Wordplay
    Bread & Tulips (italian)
    Spirited Away (and other Miyazaki films)
    King of Hearts (french)
    Good Bye Lenin (german)
    Blue Vinyl
    Rivers and Tides
    Tootsie
    My Cousin Vinny
    Dave
    Holiday (and other Kate Hepburn movies)
    North by Northwest
    Groundhog Day
    De-Lovely
    While You Were Sleeping
    Mad Hot Ballroom

    mostly British/Canadian series on dvd:
    Slings & Arrows
    Hustle
    Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
    Rosemary & Thyme
    Yes Minister
    Weeds
    Monk

  • 15 years ago

    Thank goodness I don't have to narrow it down to just one.
    Hope Floats
    Chocolat
    Benny & Joon
    Parenthood
    Bringing Down the House
    Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity
    Under The Tuscan Sun
    Rose Red
    Fiddler On The Roof
    The King And I
    My Fair Lady

    and so many more lol!

  • 15 years ago

    Just one?

    To Have or Have Not

  • 15 years ago

    Very late to this party, but here goes to an empty room...

    The Neon Ceiling

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    From childhood, Song of the South, banned in the US now because it's said to be racist (probably is)

    Any Peter Sellers movie

    The silly Foul Play with Goldie Hawn. Dudley Moore was priceless as the sap that Goldie kept involving in her attempts to avoid being caught by the killers.

  • 15 years ago

    Wow, I slipped away from here about 3 years ago for a reason I now can't remember. Imagine seeing a thread I started in 05 still running. I watched Easter Parade the other night. I had forgotten what great legs Judy Garland had. And who was that guy... oh yeah, Fred Astaire.

  • 14 years ago

    Any movie with my future wife Halle Berrry in them

  • 14 years ago

    Man, talk about an old thread! I don't think I've seen anything worth talking about lately. The current batch of movies are just about useless.

  • 10 years ago

    If I will share... Then I like movie franchises for example Harrypotter, James bond, Twilight. All of these are my favorite movies.

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