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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:09 pm

Au Revoir Les Enfants
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Atilla » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:18 pm

Smokey and the Bandit.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by AgnosticInvestor » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:59 pm

SkolVikes7 wrote:Forrest Gump
Ah, yes. When I first saw this movie, I didn't like it...way too sentimental. Today, whenever it's on TV, that's what I watch, clicker parked firmly, untouched, on the coffee table. Lt. Dan makes the movie for me.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by CrossOverGuy » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:23 am

Singin' in the Rain

Meet Me in St. Louis

Mary Poppins

A Night at the Opera

Strangers on a Train

Love Me Tonight

The Palm Beach Story

The Music Man (original)

Some Like It Hot

The Apartment

Ninotchka

among many others

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Kathleen Ryan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:33 am

Thanks for asking, but I can't narrow it down to just one!

Here are my favorites in no particular order:

Out of Africa
Gone with the Wind
Dr. Zhivago
The English Patient
Witness

Blade Runner - (Favorite Sci/Fi)
Halloween -(John Carpenter's) (Favorite Horror Movie)
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:38 pm

Manhattan - in my opinion, Woody Allen's best picture.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by marcwd » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:20 pm

gkaplan wrote:Manhattan - in my opinion, Woody Allen's best picture.
I'm right with you there! Just last week I was relating to a friend some of the great lines/scenes from that film. And in the recent Woody Allen documentary on PBS, it was interesting to hear Mariel Hemingway talk about the closing lines.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by chaz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:49 pm

marcwd wrote:
gkaplan wrote:Manhattan - in my opinion, Woody Allen's best picture.
I'm right with you there! Just last week I was relating to a friend some of the great lines/scenes from that film. And in the recent Woody Allen documentary on PBS, it was interesting to hear Mariel Hemingway talk about the closing lines.
I liked all of Woody Allen's films.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Bob's not my name » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:17 pm

Yeah, especially the ones in which Woody's character is having sex with teenage girls. They're so ... I don't know, realistic.

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Post by chaz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:34 pm

Bob's not my name wrote:Yeah, especially the ones in which Woody's character is having sex with teenage girls. They're so ... I don't know, realistic.
Creative imagination at work.
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La Dolce Vita

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:39 pm

eucalyptus wrote:La Dolce Vita
I second it.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by BenBritt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:10 pm

Kinda liked Chariots of Fire.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:33 pm

Lovers and Other Strangers
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by LazyNihilist » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:55 pm

Withnail & I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0G9cJKTtk :sharebeer

Many more, but Withnail & I is my most favourite one.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by tower » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:36 pm

The Big Sleep
Casablanca
Two movies that played in the local theatre every exam period to reward us for hard studying in college.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:54 pm

The Great Escape
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by traineeinvestor » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:13 pm

In no particular order:

LOTR
Blade Runner
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ed Wood
Plan Nine From Outer Space :shock: (yes, I know it was rated as one of the worst films ever made, but it was (unintentionally) very funny)

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by mcblum » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:29 am

The Searchers, Spencer Tracy's The Seventh Cross which is played seldom on TCM, Close Encounters.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Scout » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:10 pm

Tremors
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by milestogo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:08 pm

To Kill a Mockingbird
Apocalypse Now
The Natural
Out of Africa

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:55 pm

Love with the Proper Stranger, a very underrated Steve McQueen movie, with Natalie Wood at her most beautiful
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by cjking » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:18 am

I watched Never Let Me Go this week. It's the kind of movie that still has me thinking about it days later.

I don't want to give anything away, because it's probably better to watch it without knowing to much about it. (So if you think you might watch it, don't Google it now.)

I thought it was very good. (Be warned: one reviewer I read afterwards rated it the second-most depressing film of all time, after Requiem for a Dream. I'm not depressed, but it was sad.)

It's a 2010 movie based on the 2005 novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, who also wrote "The Remains of the Day". Apparently Never Let Me Go was Time magazine novel of the year, amongst other awards/accolades.

Description from IMDB:-
As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
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Kazuo Ishiguro’s celebrated novel migrates triumphantly to the big screen in Mark Romanek’s magnificent, shattering adaptation. Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley are three pupils of Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic old-fashioned English boarding school, whose purpose is as tragic as it is disturbing. Provocative, beautiful and ultimately overwhelming, this is a contender for 2011’s finest film.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by HomerJ » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:30 am

Dead Poet's Society
Fearless
Dances with Wolves
Legend of the Fall
Chariots of Fire

When Harry met Sally
The Blues Brothers

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by HomerJ » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:32 am

Scout wrote:Tremors
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Heh, Tremors... I used to quote that movie all the time...

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by HomerJ » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:34 am

Sunny Sarkar wrote:Shawshank Redemption
Office Space
Forrest Gump
Life of Brian
Ooh, I forgot about Forrest Gump and the Shawshank Redemption. Excellent movies

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by VictoriaF » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:13 am

Fight of the Century, the best ten minutes I've spent watching a video.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by dad2000 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:31 am

Fistful of Dollars
Unforgiven
Taxi Driver
Wizard of Oz
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Clockwork Orange

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by gkaplan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:38 am

A Boy and His Dog
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by BL » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:46 am

I just watched "How Green was my Valley", it is a classic to me.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by FabLab » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:51 am

Cool Hand Luke
Raging Bull
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by sschullo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:59 am

Any of Kubrick's movies, 2001 my favorite
The Tree of the Wooden Clog (Italian)
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by bottlecap » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:37 am

wbond wrote:
Buster wrote:I can't answer to an absolute favorite but the all-time favorites of movies/tv series are The Searchers, Hondo, Old Yeller, Rocky 1, Forest Gump, Conagher and Lonesome Dove.
The Searchers is pretty good.
I'm with "Ward" on this one.

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by joha31 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:21 am

I just recently saw Shutter Island and I would have to give it a vote as a great movie. It is a Scorcese film and it was an intense thriller/mystery. It was also refreshing to actually have some closure at the end so you are not left asking questions. This is the opposite of Inception, another great recent thriller/mystery, which left you questioning your entire understanding of the movie.


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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by darbyzz » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:06 am

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by stoptothink » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:09 am

Vision Quest

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Go Blue 99 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:55 am

GoodFellas
Requiem for a Dream
Seven
Fight Club
Unforgiven
Glory

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by FabLab » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:01 pm

Duck Soup
A Night at the Opera
Singin' in the Rain
Clockwork Orange
Casablanca
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by FabLab » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:02 pm

Geez, I forgot, my favorite sports movie:
Bull Durham
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Fallible » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:02 pm

VictoriaF wrote:Fight of the Century, the best ten minutes I've spent watching a video.

Victoria
This is good! Also liked the music and good to have the lyrics to follow. I've never seen anything quite like it.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Hat » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:30 am

The Shawshank Redemption

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by ilmartello » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:51 am

A better way to divide this could be by genre, hint hint Academy Awards, do it like the Golden Globes, and then, perhaps by decade.

Favorite Comedies of the 00's

Wedding Crashers, Hangover, Superbad
etc etc

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by pteam » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:14 am

To anybody who likes Lord of the Rings or anything like that go rent or buy "Game of Thrones" on DVD from HBO it's a series only in its second series airing right now, but you can buy or watch the whole first series now. It won two Emmys and three golden globe awards in just it's first season out and do not take this statement from me lightly : It is better than Lord of the Rings! Especially after the first 5 episodes when stuff really starts happening and they're through a lot of the character introducing stuff. Although you have to beware because just like lord of the rings the books are all written 20 years ago so don't read stuff about it online. Although I highly advise you watch the series first as it is a masterpiece as HBO is spending $5 million dollars per episode and you will not be disappointed!

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Dave C. » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:17 pm

Buster wrote:I can't answer to an absolute favorite but the all-time favorites of movies/tv series are The Searchers, Hondo, Old Yeller, Rocky 1, Forest Gump, Conagher and Lonesome Dove.

I had to reply back to you.....The Seachers (J. Wayne's best), Hondo (his fourth best), Rocky 1 (in my top 10), Forest G. (in my top ten), Lonesome Dove (even though it was a TV miniseries, it has always been my #1).

I cried as a kid watching Old Yeller.....and I will order Conager tonight (I have never even heard of it, but if you like, I'm betting I will love it!). :shock: 8-) Dave C.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by joha31 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:06 am

They Live is a guilty pleasure of mine with a classic line:

"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick a**...and I'm all out of bubblegum ."

I can't help but think of the subliminal messages that Rowdy Roddy "sees" whenever I encounter the "noise" in the different media outlets. OBEY, CONSUME, THIS IS YOUR GOD, BUY, etc. Makes me chuckle.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Default User BR » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:28 am

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.


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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by reggiesimpson » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:04 am

Last Tango in Paris

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by chaz » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:47 am

Fiddler on the Roof.
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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by tinscale » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:18 pm

No one has mentioned The Outlaw Josey Wales yet, so . . . .

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Re: What is your favorite movie?

Post by Random Musings » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:55 pm

First half of "Full Metal Jacket".

For humor, Animal House, Airplane and the Blues Brothers are my favorites, but that's a generational thing.

Always enjoy the first two Godfather movies, as well as Goodfella's although IMHO that movies loses some of it's momentum at the end.

LTR was a great series.

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Here are my five.....

Post by shawcroft » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 pm

Citizen Kane'
Casablanca
It's a Mad, Mad World
Dr. Zhivago
A Night at the Opera

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