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Old May 25, 2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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All Time Favorite Movies

It's probably been done before, but it's Memorial Day night, there isn't squat on TV, and the wife is being moody.

So, what are some of your all time favorite movies?

I'll start off with a few of mine, in no particular order.

1. "The Quiet Man", John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
2. "The Shootist", John Wayne, Ron Howard, Jimmy Stewart, Lauren Bacall
3. "Jeremiah Johnson", Robert Redford
3. "Little Big Man", Dustin Hoffman
4. "Far and Away", Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

And because I don't want you to think I'm elitist:

5. "The Toxic Avenger", no idea of the actors names. Terrible script, horrible cinematography, acting, and special effects, but lots of gratuitous T&A and gore. Gotta love that.
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:16 PM   #2
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and the wife is being moody.
sorry, i lol'd at that

i like Super Troopers for its ability to be watched over and over
Enemy at the Gates
Bourne movies
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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I've got others, but their level of favouritude depends on my mood swing.
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:36 PM   #4
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In no order and from the top of my head (be interesting to pull up my old fave lists to see if anything changed...)

Truman Show
Labyrinth
South Park Movie
The Dark Knight
Joe Dirt
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:39 PM   #5
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:42 PM   #6
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:44 PM   #7
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Vanilla Sky
Memento
Vanilla Sky was one of the few movies that really got to me. I don't know why, but the ending was more than little upsetting for me somehow.
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:45 PM   #8
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:53 PM   #9
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:54 PM   #10
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:56 PM   #11
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Old May 25, 2009, 08:59 PM   #12
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Old May 25, 2009, 09:29 PM   #13
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A lot of great movies being listed! Have to comment on a few!

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Shaun of the Dead
Loved this and "Hot Fuzz" with the same actors.

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Starship Troopers
"Starship Troopers"? "STARSHIP FRIKKING TROOPERS"? Are you kidding me? This was so bad an adaption of a great book that the author, Robert Heinlein, crawled out of grave to bitch slap the screenwriter AND the director! (YMMV).

A few more.

"Shawshank Redemption", I know, I know, but I will watch it every time it's on.

"Hudsucker Proxy".

"Dirty Harry", every once in a while, some M************** just has to die.

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The Usual Suspects
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Old May 25, 2009, 09:39 PM   #15
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Kevin Costner or Kurt Russell. ( Both are good, but Kurt Russell version ROCKED! "Oh My God!")

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Classic!
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Kevin Costner or Kurt Russell. ( Both are good, but Kurt Russell version ROCKED! "Oh My God!")



Classic!
I believe the Kevin Costner version is called Wyatt Earp. Great Movie, but its really long.

My list:

The Shawshank Redemption
American History X
Unforgiven
Space Odyssey 2001 (Pretty Much anything by Stanley Kubrick)
Robocop
Les Miserables
Back to the Future
Count of Monte Cristo

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Old May 25, 2009, 10:31 PM   #17
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Here goes, for starts:
Old School-
Cabinet of Dr. Caligeri
Kiss Me Deadly
The Bad Seed
Frankenstein (the original)
Casablance
Singn' in the Rain
White Heat
12 Angry Men (Henry Fonda)
(any Busby Berkeley movie)
(any Laurel and Hardy)
French Connection

More Recent-
Gladiator
Alien
The Shining
Jacob's Ladder
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Mrs. Doubtfire
As Good as It Gets
Casino Royal
Octopussy
Shrek
The Lion King
The Matrix
Blue Velvet
Crimes and Misdemeanors
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Sixth Sense
The Dark Knight
Shawshank Redemption
The Ususal Suspects
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill
I Am Legend
28 Days Later
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Bourne 1,2,3
Pirates of the Caribbean (1,2, bits of 3)
Ocean's 11 and 13
Indiana Jones (except, emphatically except, the last one)
.....and my personal Oscar goes to...Night of the Hunter

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...Terrible script, horrible cinematography, acting, and special effects, but lots of gratuitous T&A and gore. Gotta love that.
No wonder your wife is moody.
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Old May 25, 2009, 11:55 PM   #18
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American History X
Lost In Translation
The Hurricane
The Lord of the Rings
Matrix
Dumb & Dumber
Tom Thumb
Labyrinth
Drop Dead Fred
Fargo
The Game
Pixar films
Wes Anderson films
Studio Ghibli films
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Old May 26, 2009, 12:02 AM   #19
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Recent movies, as in the past few years:
Iron Man
Casino Royal
The Dark Night
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The Dark Knight
The Weather Man
Children of Men
V for Vendetta
Watchmen
Star Wars
Mean Girls(maybe, its close)
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The Godfather
The Godfather II
Pirates of Silicon Valley
Wallstreet
Barbarians at the Gate
Heat
Rocky 1/2/3/4/6
Indiana Jones 1/2/3/4
Iron Man
Superman 1/2/3/4
Star Wars
Jaws
Schindler's List
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5. "The Toxic Avenger", no idea of the actors names. Terrible script, horrible cinematography, acting, and special effects, but lots of gratuitous T&A and gore. Gotta love that.
Troma is great at what they do!

I can't believe that my favorite movie hasn't appeared in this thread yet!

What, no love for Goodfellas!?!
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I have one all time favorite. I've probably seen it 300 times in my lifetime and I hope to be able to watch it at least that any more.

Jesus Christ Superstar
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Here goes, for starts:

Gladiator
...
Casino Royal
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Ocean's 11 and 13

Oh yeah - now we're talking. Gladiator didn't get anywhere near enough kudos when it came out. Oceans 12 was a bit crap (well, a lot, given how good 11 was)

Of course, a session with The Dude is always a good session.

I got to the bottom of this thread thining "please no one say it..." and thank GOD no one has said Cloverfield. (Worst. Film. Ever)

My guilty pleasure - it was straight to TV, and utterly utterly crap in every possible way...The Langoliers
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Old May 26, 2009, 07:06 AM   #25
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Hmm... This is like trying to name your favourite song. It's just so hard.

Akira
Requiem For a Dream
Nosferatu (Herzog version)
Metropolis
M
Romero's Dead series (except Diary)

The list could go on and on but I'm on my iPhone...
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