Mega-Movie-Marathon Suggestions...

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    acearchie

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    So my girlfriend and I are planning on having a 24 hour movie fest this weekend and I need some suggestions of films to watch as I will be heading down to rent them before then.

    So far we have a mixture of genres from chick flick (Sex and the city) to thriller (Taken) so each of us could possibly fall asleep during a film!

    Im looking for some good comedies and generally good and interesting films.

    I am open to pretty much anything on DVD fairly new as I haven't really been to the cinema for a few years (maybe once or twice).

    Any suggestions would be good to get the creative juices flowing!

    Thanks
     
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    dukebound85

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    harry potter
    lotr
    star wars
    lonsome dove 1 and 2
    godfather 1,2,3
     
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    blackfox

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    That's a lot of movie watching.

    Nevertheless, I recommend Christopher Guest movies (Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind etc). All funny, and there's about 10 hours...
     
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    toolbox

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    Star wars definitely if your doing the 24hr marathon. Watching all 6 of those took at least 8 + hours.

    The Matrix Trilogy
    Blade Movies there is 3
    Harry Potter Movies
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    The Lord of the Rings extended versions will chew up about 10-12 hours.
     
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    acearchie

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    Lord of the rings will lose her interest I reckon.

    Harry Potter on the other hand will keep her entertained for hours. Might be a chance for me to get some kip.

    Thought I might chuck in superbad there somewhere.

    These suggestions are helpful though! Thanks!

    She has also requested some scary films. You know proper poop your pants and before you say the orphanage those dang subtitles do my head in! ha
     
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    toolbox

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    Dawn of the dead
    American Werewolf in Paris
    Exorcist

    I don't watch many horror movies.
     
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    lord patton

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    if you do the star wars thing, be sure to exclude episodes 1, 2, 3, and 6. :p
     
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    OutThere

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    Get through as many James Bond movies as you can, in order. Lots of fun and the series can go on as long as you can stand it :)
     
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    dukebound85

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    scream 1-3
    halloween movies
    saw movies
    28 days later and then 28 weeks later
    the hannibal movies
    the shining (original and remake)

    just some scary movies off top of my head

    oh yea, the jason movies are good

    also, for a fun again
    jurrassic par 1-3
    teenage mutant ninja turtles 1-3
     
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    We do theme marathons a lot. Like now I'm in L.A. so all my movies have to be about or have some scenes set in L.A. (Currently watching "Down and Out in Beverly Hills", followed by "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", preceded by "Mulholland Drive").
     
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    OutThere

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    I've also done zombie movie marathons...just lots of zombie movies in series. Gets a little more variety into the mix than a homogeneous series.
     
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    dukebound85

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    i love zombie movies


    scariest monsters of all time
     
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    Dagless

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    I can't tell you what you should watch but I would propose these to my girlfriend-

    South Park Movie
    Quadrophenia
    That'll be the Day
    Shaun of the Dead
    Hot Fuzz
    Donnie Darko

    Hers would likely be Stargate, some Ghibli, X-Men 1 and 2, Spiderman series.
    My fave genre is end-of-the-world movies but thats not something I'd sit down and watch back to back!
     
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    Legolamb

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    Does that include anything with Keanu Reeves:p
     
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    fireshot91

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    Slumdog Millionaire and Taken are DVD's that I picked up the other day. I've watched both, but my parents/brother didn't watch them yet. So yeah. I highly recommend both of them :)
     
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    zap2

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    All the star wars, Final Fantasy Advent Children.

    If you a ran of utopian gone -wrong-sorta film I'd suggest Children of Men and well as V for Vendetta.

    Girl Mean is a good satire of high schoolers.

    The Weatherman w/ Nicolas change is a movie about a guy having a tough time with family, but its a good watch.

    Match Stickmen, its about con men and what happens when his daughter find him

    The Dark Knight is worth a watch too!

    Zombie movies you could look 28 Days Later and 28 weeks later. Not normal slow moving zombies, but cool never the less
     
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    It was made for HBO but Band of Brothers is a truly epic and enjoyable mimi-series.
     
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    dukebound85

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    do a mobster marathon

    godfather
    goodfellas
    untouchables
    scarface
    sopranos
    etc
     
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    Demosthenes X

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    The Ring. Or, if you're into subtitles, the original Ringu (Japanese). There's a sequel to the American version, too.

    SAW? Hostel? ;)
     
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    Dagless

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    Oh my yes!
    I'd probably stick the whole Die Hard quadrilogy on mine too, but interspersed with other films.
    The National Treasure films aren't too shabby either.

    Actually I might put this film marathon plan into action myself :D.
     
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    Topher15

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    Some suggestions...

    Lost In Translation
    American History X
    Monty Python's The Life of Brian
    Spaceballs
    Zoolander
    Old School
    Meet the Parents
    Children of Men
    Cast Away
    Team American: World Police
     
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    zap2

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    If you havent't seen Milk,its a great story(it not a little sad at times)
     

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