All Time Favorite Movies

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    dsnort

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    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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    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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    Melrose

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    Casablanca

    Strictly Ballroom

    Dear Frankie

    I've got others, but their level of favouritude depends on my mood swing.
     
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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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    Mulholland Drive
    Vanilla Sky
    Memento
     
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    The Big Lebowski
    Shaun of the Dead
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Wall-E
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Amelie
    High Fidelity
     
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    Melrose

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    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. :confused:
     
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    Brazil (Director's cut)
     
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    Black Hawk Down
    Possession (Gwyneth Paltrow)
    Dark Knight
    Snow Falling on Cedars
    Proof (Gwyneth Paltrow)
    Frequency
    Fifth Element
    Stargate (not the TV series)
    The Incredibles
    Ratatouille
     
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    Starship Troopers
    The Dogs of War
    Independence Day
    The Last Samurai
    Malcolm X
    The Radicals
     
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    Black Hawk Down
    We Were Soldiers
    Office Space
    Spaceballs
    The Matrix
    I, Robot
    The Shining
     
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    Pulp Fiction
    The Big Lebowski
     
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    dsnort

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    A lot of great movies being listed! Have to comment on a few!

    Loved this and "Hot Fuzz" with the same actors.

    "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*****F***** just has to die.
     
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    The Big Lebowski
    The Usual Suspects
    Fight Club
    Tombstone
    This is Spinal Tap
     
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    dsnort

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

    Classic!
     
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    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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    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

    To OP
    No wonder your wife is moody.:p
     
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    Just a few...

    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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    Recent movies, as in the past few years:
    Iron Man
    Casino Royal
    The Dark Night
     
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    zap2

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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
    North by Northwest
    Psycho
    Chinatown
    Raging Bull
    On the Waterfront
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    Troma is great at what they do! :eek: :cool: :D

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

    What, no love for Goodfellas!?! :eek:
     
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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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    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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    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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