favorite movies?

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  1. newbie123

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    What are your favorite movies?

    I like

    Matrix (1st)
    Star Wars(any of them)
    Remember the Titans
    LOTR
    Saving Private Ryan
    Happy Gilmore
    The Last Samurai
    The Rock(Nicolas Cage one)
    Office Space

    And some others I cant think of right now
     
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  2. Phil

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    What, no Goddard or Kurosawa or Scorsese or Fassbinder? Happy Gilmore? Matrix?!?!?!? You have no taste, man. You should be embarassed to post such a list!
     
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  3. David Pavlich

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    Patton, anything with Indiana Jones or Luke Skywalker, Close Encounters, Star Trek IV (are we sensing a pattern developing?), Diehard I and III, Saving Pvt. Ryan, Enemy at the Gates, Hunt for Red October.

    For comic relief: Tremors, Caddy Shack, Ghostbusters, Police Academy, Terminator III.

    David
     
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  4. Coda

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    Phil, happy gilmore is a great movie. Along the lines of your Last Samurai, Saving Private Ryan movies I would also have to include The Patriot as a great historical action movie. Star wars and Office space are both great! I would also venture to say shrek 2 was a great movie, very hilarious...can't really think right now...and yes, Police Academy is great too!
     
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  5. Frodo Baggins

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    my faves are 1,The crow 2,Harry potter 3,Lotr as you can guess by my pic an name :lol: 4,puppet master series 5,The butterfly effect. way cool movies 8) An those are my faves :oops:
     
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  6. aceindahole2K5

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    Unquestionable number one, FIELD OF DREAMS
    A favorite columnist of mine once wrote, people who dont like field of dreams must not have a soul

    Also on the list

    Breaking Away (Ultimate Sports Movie)
    The Natural
    Hoosiers
    Good Will Hunting
    25th Hour
    High Fidelity (good breakup/relationship movie)
    Ferris Buellers Day Off (seen differntly now as a high school senior myself)
    best movie i've seen recently........Anchorman, hillarious
     
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  7. Phil

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  8. Camilio Pascual

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    Days of Heaven
    The Dead Zone
    Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
    The Garden of the Finzi-Conyinis
    Joe Dirt
    Braveheart
    Triumph of the Will
    Olympiad
    Strangers on a Train
    Hoosiers
    The Ladykillers, original version
    Chinatown
    Ugetsu Monogatari
    Rashomon
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Man Who Would Be King
    most all film noir, Kubrick, Hitchcock, and Fellini films
     
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  9. drakulie

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    Immortal Beloved with Gary Oldman.
     
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  10. khs_tennis

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    All great movies picked so far. Here's some of my favs.

    1. Top Gun
    2. Pirates of the Carribean
    3. Anchorman (funniest movie ever)
    4. Behind Enemy Lines
    5. Days of Thunder
    6. Breaking Away
    7. Hoosiers
    8. Miracle
    9. The Fast and the Furious
    10. Boiler Room

    Also some others that deserve some recogniton: Indiana Jones series, Saving Private Ryan, Starsky and Hutch, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption
     
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  11. Brettolius

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    where's the Big Lebowski? the greatest movie ever!!
     
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  12. Feña14

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    Scarface
    Saving Private Ryan
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Enemy At The Gates
    Godfather (All 3)
    Black Hawk Down
    Carlitos Way
    Serpico

    -Liam
     
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  13. Kevin Patrick

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    Nice choices Camilio, but Joe Dirt??
    Just re-watched Strangers On A Train, I think it's the only good movie where tennis is an important part of the story.
    If you're a noir fan you should check out this Noir DVD boxset that just came out, it's 34.95 on amazon & includes 5 movies:
    The Asphalt Jungle(close to a perfect film, the best 'heist' film ever
    Out of The Past(great noir in the Double Indemnity/femme fatale vein)
    Gun Crazy(good B movie noir, a less serious Bonnie & Clyde)
    Murder My Sweet(private dick noir ala Maltese Falcon & Big Sleep)
    The Setup(haven't seen it, but it sounds good)
     
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  14. Phil

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    Camilio and Kevin - Darn good choices. And David, "Caddy Shack" is pure comic genius. Now I'm missing my VCR (I don't own one).

    I couldn't even begin to come up with a "top 10"-there's too many good ones out there, but I'm surprised that no one listed "Plan 9 From Outer Space" or "'Nam Angels" on their list. Or, "Street Trash".

    http://comments.imdb.com/title/tt0094057/usercomments-41

    It's tougher to come up with a WORST list!
     
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  15. Camilio Pascual

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    Kevin - Thanks for the tip, I'll get that Noir boxset, "Out of the Past" is a Mitchum classic. If you like "The Asphalt Jungle", check out "The Killing", an early Kubrick starring a typical film noir cast of Stirling Hayden, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook, etc. "Strangers..." is my fave Hitch film. "Dial M' for Murder" has an even bigger tennis bum (Ray Milland) in it, married to Grace Kelly and homicidal to boot. "A Perfect Murder" is a virtual remake of it. Joe Dirt??? I LMAO every time I see it. Sure beats them thar Frenchie movies with intellectual students sitting around talking about existentialism. You'll like "The Setup", Audrey Totter is in it.
     
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  16. Camilio Pascual

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    PS: Meant to say "Breaking Away" is a GREAT choice by Ace and KHS_Tennis. Kudos.
    A rarity that blends serious points, great humour, and a believable All-American story of 4 teens. I love the part where they are overlooking the university's football team practice and former local high school quarterback star Dennis Quaid, now a smoker, is talking about how he'll always be known as "Mike." He "knows" he has already done the most important thing in his life at age 17 and doesn't see anything greater for the future. And they don't gloss over it, the kid is probably right. I coulda, heck, I was any one of those kids right after high school.
     
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  17. Dedans Penthouse

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    I. Classics (or whatever)
    1. Teenage Stewardesses (PART I)
    2. Citizen Kane
    3. Casablanca
    4. Gone With the Wind
    5. Wizard of Oz
    6. The Godfather
    7. On the Waterfront
    (honorable mention: To Kill a Mockingbird, Singing in the Rain, Schindler's List, Laurence of Arabia, It's a Wonderful Life)


    II. "Pop"
    1. Teenage Stewardesses (PART II)
    2. To Sir With Love
    3. Leningrad Cowboys Go America
    4. A Hard Day's Night
    5. Dr. Stranglove (or how I learned to love the bomb)
    6. Some Like It Hot
    7. West Side Story
    8. The Longest Yard
    9. Roadhouse (movie that takes itself seriously but is a cheeseball goof in reality)


    III. "Edgy / Cultish"

    1. Return of the Teenage Stewardesses
    2. Reflections in a Golden Eye (Liz Taylor: "Farber is a stallion!")
    3. A Clockwork Orange
    4. Pulp Fiction
     
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  18. Feña14

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    The part in Mr Deeds with JMac is also very funny.

    -Liam
     
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  19. Dedans Penthouse

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    Cult categoy: Forgot "DUEL" (Speilberg's pre-Jaws gem with a narly-looking, junkyard dog of a gasoline truck serving as the "shark")

    (Poll withing a poll):
    V. Special Category
    Which movie is better AND WHY: Tommy and Pamela, or Tanya and Jeff?
     
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  20. drummerboy

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    My favs:

    SEVEN
    Magnolia (great)
    The Last of the Mohicans
    Mullholand Drive (awesome) Lynch is a genius
    Just saw rhe dvd rip of the Texas chainsaw massacre 2003 version. Man I would reccomend this title to all the horror fans. I was actually scared during this movie. Great movie. I wish I seen that one in the theater. It would be 100% better.
    Halloween 1
    Raging Bull (DeNiro at his beat)
    and Big Lebowsky off course.
    The list could go on forever.
     
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  21. Cruzer

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    In no particlar order

    Dr. Strangelove - Peter Sellers at his best
    One, Two, Three - Cagney is great in this one.
    Kelly's Heroes - Eastwood/Sutherland/Savalas - great cast, excellent film
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Topkapi - If you like Peter Ustinov check this one out.
    From Russia With Love
    Dr. No
    LOTR
    About Schmidt
    Caddyshack
    Slapshot
     
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  22. aceindahole2K5

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    i missed this one, but so did the rest of you so i feel less bad.......BOONDOCK SAINTS, amazing flick
     
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  23. Phil

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    Here's a few that I really like, but I'm sure I left out some good ones-as I said, impossible for me to come up with just 10!

    12 O’Clock High
    A Boy and His Dog
    Across 110 St.
    Any James Bond flick w/Sean Connery (except Never Say Never)
    Apocalypse Now
    Attack Force Z
    Avenging Angel
    Ben Hur
    Bladerunner
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Bullitt
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    Cisco Kid
    Clockwork Orange
    Cool Hand Luke
    Cross of Iron
    Das Boot
    Destination Tokyo Bay
    Dog Day Afternoon
    Donnie Brasco
    Dr. Strangelove
    Dr. Zhivago
    Excalibur
    Fast Times At Ridgemont High
    Fields of Glory
    Fox and His Friends
    French Connection Parts I and II
    Full Metal Jacket
    Gladiator
    Goodfellas
    Hud
    Ivanhoe
    Jaws
    King of Marvin Gardens
    La Dolce Vita
    Marathon Man
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Omega Man
    Over the Edge
    Patton
    Planet of the Apes parts I and II
    Re-Animator
    Road Warrior (Mad Max II)
    Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
    Sayonara
    Sgt. York
    Spartacus
    Stalag 17
    The Bad Lieutenant
    The Bridges of Toko Ri
    The Conversation
    The D.I.
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Exorcist
    The Graduate
    The Last Valley
    The Wages of Fear
    The Warlord
    The Warriors
    The Verdict
    The Vikings
    The Wild Bunch
    The Young Lions
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Toxic Avenger
    Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
    Z
    Zorba The Greek
    Zulu
     
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  24. david aames

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    In no particular order... Just movies I could watch ad nauseam

    Breathless (Godard)
    The Party (Edwards)
    Heat (Mann)
    To Live and Die in LA (Friedkin)
    The Long Goodbye (Altman)
    The Thin Red Line (Mallick)
    Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick)
    Donnie Darko (Kelly)
    Wall Street (Stone)
    Bright Lights Big City (Bridges)
    Wings of Desire (Wenders)
    Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
    Scarface (De Palma)
    Terminator 2 (Cameron)
    Viaggio In Italia (Rossellini)
    Death In Venice (Visconti)
    Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
    Stolen Kisses (Truffaut)
    Eve (Manckiewicz)
    North By Northwest (Hitchcock)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock)
    9 1/2 Weeks (Lyne)
    MI 2 (Woo)
    Chinatown (Polanski)
    The Godfather 2 (Coppola)
    After Hours (Scorsese)
    Dazed and Confused (Linklater)
    Contempt (Godard)
    Top Gun (Scott)
    ET (Spielberg)
    Bad Blood (Carax)
    Sunrise (Murnau)
    Intolerance (Griffith)
    Citizen Kane (Welles)
    Goldfinger (Hamilton)
     
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  25. speedofpain88

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    I love the good Mafia movies: The Godfather, Scarface, etc. A lot of great movies picked so far. Phil, Sean, and David have most of my favorite movies on their lists.
     
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  26. jayserinos99

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    The ones that come to mind right now:

    Battle Royale I (not II)
    Juon
    Audition
     
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    Chinatown
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Great Escape
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Top Gun
    Risky Business
    Stripes
    Trading Places
    Mr. Mom
    Forrest Gump
    Taxi Driver
    True Confessions
    any and all Robert Altman movies
    Body Heat
    Black Widow
    The Big Chill
    Wild In the Streets
    The Sound of Music
    Goldfinger
    Last Tango in Paris
    Rocky II
    Easy Rider
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
    The Flim Flam Man (perhaps the best)
    Cape Fear
    Doctor Detroit
    Schindler's List
    12 Monkeys
    Saving Private Ryan
    American Beauty
    Rebel Without a Cause
    Coal Miner's Daughter
    Apocolypse Now
    Godfather I, II
    Tender Mercies
    Three Days of the Condor
    The Parallax View
    Sleeper
    Stand By Me (right up there with Flim Flam Man)
    Citizen Kane
    LOTR trilogy
    In Cold Blood
    Some Like It Hot
    The Deer Hunter
    The Birds
    Rear Window

    too many, too many more to mention ...
     
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    This is Spinal Tap
    along with Camilio, Man who would be King (all time favorite)
    The Player
    Memento
    Princess Bride
    The Sting
    All Marx Brothers Movies
    The Little Prince (with Gene Wilder as the Fox)
    One flew over the Cuckoos nest
    Five Easy Pieces
    Repo Man
     
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  29. @wright

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    I'll have to name some in no particular order:

    The Godfather Trilogy(Can't separate them, for me the story as a whole)
    The Edge(Don't ask me why, I always loved this movie)
    The Ghost and the Darkness
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Tombstone
    Seven
    Caddie Shack
    Space Balls
    Desperado
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy(decided not to read the books, didn't want to spoil the movies)
    Indiana Jones(all of them are great)
    Animal House
    Blow
    Fight Club
    Training Day
    Gladiator
    Drowning Mona
    The Deer Hunter
    There's Something about Mary
    Over the Top(best arm-wrestling movie I've ever seen)
    Rocky 1,2,3,4,5(can you tell I don't pick a movie series apart?)
    American Psycho
    Cast Away
    Forest Gump
    Bond movies with Connery and Lazenby
    The Beach
    Catch me if You Can
    Jaws 1
    Poltergeist
    The Exorcist
    Goodfellas
    Eyes Wide Shut
    The Saint
    Vanilla Sky
    Analyze This
    Monty Python & the HG
    Puss in Boots
    Office Space
    The Patriot
    Falling Down
    Blazing Saddles
    The History of the World
    The Jerk
     
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  30. Frodo Baggins

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    Just for that matter:I'm not allowed to watch any An I mean any Tom cruise movie :( ever again :( Why? you ask Cause I got in trouble an I mean trouble for watching Tom cruise.. an no joke either :(
     
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  31. tennis-n-sc

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    So many to consider and you guys and gals have thrown out some I never thought of but were great. Some of mine in no particular order:

    Alien
    Bladrunner
    Airplane
    Animal House
    Jerimiah Johnson
    Unforgiven
    Dances With Wolves
    Braveheat
    Gladitor
    When Harry Met Sally
    The Thin Red Line
    Full Metal Jacket
    Dr. Zavago (sp?)
    Resivior Dogs
    The Godfathers
    Goodfellas
    Chinatown
    Easy Rider
    Rocky
    Saving Private Ryan
    Philadelphia
    Legends of the Fall
    Hoosiers
    French Connection
    Elizabeth
    The Searchers
    The Professional
    Jerry McGuire
    Witness
    etc., etc.,
     
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  32. Rudeboyrc

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    In no particular order

    Kiss Me Deadly
    Stalag 17
    Shane
    Grand Illusion
    A Better Tomorrow
    Breaking Away
    Murder by Death
    Operation Petticoat
    Reservoir Dogs
    39 Steps
     
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  33. gifted_shotmaker

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    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Collateral
    Shrek(both)
    Ben Hur
    Forrest Gump
    Rocky
     
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  34. Cuzza

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    Rocky Series, hands down.
     
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    The Usual Suspects
    Office Space
    Gladiator
    Swordfish
    Heat
    Glory
    Pretty Woman
    The Professional
    Hackers
     
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  36. USCfan

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    Gladiator.
     
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  37. MARK ANDERS

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    Don't forget Napoleon Dynamite........GOSH, IDIOTS!!
     
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  38. MegacedU

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    I saw The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants this weekend. It wasn't as corny as the title may suggest. It was acutally kinda cute and wholesome.

    On the not so wholesome side, my immaturity lets me believe that the American Pies are hillarious.

    Thirteen was good too, it won one of those huge film festivals a few years back. Rent it.
     
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  39. Capt. Willie

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    The Godfather(first one-Brando), The Blues Brothers(first one-1980), Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Roger And Me, Repo Man, The Usual Suspects, Forrest Gump...just off the top of my head.
     
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