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Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2005 00:44

As a cinephile and b/c of Bonnie's wonderful suggestion, I'm posting a question to the forum:

Top films?

I'll try to keep my list under 20, but it's so hard!!!

And the winners are:

1. City of God
2. Once Were Warriors
3. Garden State
4. Amelie
5. Notorious
6. Interview with a Vampire
7. West Side Story
8. The Godfather (only the first one)
9. The Autobiography of Malcolm X
10. Happiness
11. The English Patient
12. Shakespeare in Love
13. Ghost World
14. Vertigo


To be continued....



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Posted on Wed, May 04, 2005 16:16

EDTARBOOSH mentioned several of the movies I liked but he didn't mention one, it was

REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE

with Marlon Brando and Elizabeth taylor.



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Posted on Wed, May 04, 2005 06:10

They just don't make the classics that, in my opinoin, don't compare to today's movies. Sound of Music is a classic in every sense of the word..I love that little Gretel. Gone withe the Wind is outstanding, of course. Casablanca was so romantic that I don't know any romance movie that can even come close. Maybe, Bed of Roses as it is a simple sweet romantic movie I will always remember.
Not many "liked" Passion of Christ but the feeling it gave me afterward made any problem I had seem petty after what I know Christ had to go through. It was brutually violent but since I believe in the bible 100%, it was a real emotional movie for me.
Loved the Wizard of Oz as well. I have watched it so many times I can practically say all the lines. Whoever said there was a very real life message in that movie was absolutely correct.
I still love watching old time black and white movies like The Apartment or any Doris Day movie.
Comedies are so stress relieving to me. Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers were so funny. I love Ben Stiller so any movie he is in I love. Weekend at Bernie's was funny. Chevy Chase is a riot and of course Steve Martin. I love movies that make you laugh so hard you can forget everything else.



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Posted on Wed, May 04, 2005 01:50


uglyrockling write:
Just my two cents, I have a lot of favorite movies, but Butterfly probably knew I was gonna suggest this one after I raved over it last week. However, ladies (and, guys, whatthe heck), check out:

Love Actually


i love that movie especially when hugh grant get caught dancing by his secretary. Have it on DVD



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Posted on Tue, May 03, 2005 17:03

Ok I have a few favs so bear with me

1. American President
2. Wizard of Oz
3. Pulp Fiction
4. Empire Records
5. original Amityville Horror



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Posted on Tue, May 03, 2005 17:00

I often wonder how I should phrase this to people I barely know. While I agree that the Wizard of Oz is a great movie... having spent a lot of my childhood growing up in Kansas I must say "I HATE THAT MOVIE!" This comes from the fact that the first thing out of everyone's mouth when they first find out you grew up in KS is "How's Dorothy and Toto?"



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Posted on Tue, May 03, 2005 13:31

Boy, I love movies but I often overlook some of my favs. So I went to the AFI greatest 100 American Films to jog my memory. Here are my 25 faves from AFI in their order - not mine. My order would depend on my mood but would be much different. And I'll bet there are some I forgot.

1 CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2. CASABLANCA (1942)
3. THE GODFATHER (1972)
5. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) (have to agree with Orion - one of the best)
11. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
18. PSYCHO (1960) (mostly because of Bernard Herrmann's music - otherwise not Hitchcock's best)
19. CHINATOWN (1974)
21. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)
24. RAGING BULL (1980)
26. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
30. THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31. ANNIE HALL (1977)
32. THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)
34. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
40. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
46. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)
47. TAXI DRIVER (1976)
58. FANTASIA (1940)
60. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
71. FORREST GUMP (1994)
87. FRANKENSTEIN (1931) (Actually, I think I like Bride f Frankenstein better)
89. PATTON (1970)
94. GOODFELLAS (1990)
95. PULP FICTION (1994)

Here are some that are my favorites not in AFI 100:

SPARTACUS
DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
THE BIG COUNTRY
ROBOCOP
SPIDERMAN 2
KILL BILL (1&2)
SEVENTH SAMURAI (Kurasawa - Japanese)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Jean Cocteau - French Film)
I like foreign films but have a lot learn and haven't invested the time yet. Probably would have more foreign films here if I made the effort.



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Posted on Tue, May 03, 2005 10:12

i still watch the Wizard Of Oz, every time it comes on..

there is such a deeper meaning to that movie than whats on the surface. I loved it.

  


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Posted on Tue, May 03, 2005 10:07

Lots and lots of good films out there, but if I had to pack an alltime favorite, it would have to be "The Wizard of Oz".
Whether for sheer imagination, the sets, the characters, or even the story line of a young girl looking for something better somewhere else, it was pure magic to a young boy!
Who could ever forget the "flying monkeys" when they snatched Toto and Dorothy and took them to the evil witch's castle!
Year after year, I eagerly anticipated it being rebroadcast.



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Posted on Tue, May 03, 2005 04:15

Love Pretty Woman! Sorry Lion... hehehehe... it's a girly movie ok??

But Lion you were right about La Chevre though! It's one of the funniest movies ever!

Love Actually - good one too. Watched it several weeks ago on DVD and had forgotten some of it.

  


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Posted on Mon, May 02, 2005 08:36

Just my two cents, I have a lot of favorite movies, but Butterfly probably knew I was gonna suggest this one after I raved over it last week. However, ladies (and, guys, whatthe heck), check out:

Love Actually



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Posted on Mon, May 02, 2005 03:19


angel57wings write:
Ok all the Ladies out there what is a movie we all Love and even though we have all seen it 10000 times we still watch it every time it is on and can quote it word for word:


"Pretty Women"



Pretty Woman....absolutely. Just watched it and it doesn't matter if I catch it in the middle, I will still watch it again. ;-) Good choice!



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 21:23

Ds
I agree I love old movies the best! There are some good new movies but just don't have that majic and lost the mystery and glamour.

Some of my Favs, in no particiular order:
The Great Race (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are hysterical)
Blazing Saddles (LMAO)
Gone with the Wind
Casablanca
All About Eve

When Harry met Sally (who can forget that lunch scene!)
Singing in The Rain (one of the best muscials ever)
The Best Years of Our Lives (very deep for after the war)

American in Paris
Titanic
Imitation of Life (tearjerker extrodonaire!)

Vertigo
Rear Window

Some Like it Hot
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
How to Marry a Millionaire (got to love Marilyn in these 3 of her best)
The Ten Commandments (got to see, Moses, Moses every year)
The Long Kiss Goodnight (first female kick bu*tt movie)

Unsinkable Molly Brown
You Can't take it with You
It Happened One Night
Last 3 always bring you up and grateful for what you have.

Love muscials and romantic comedies, nothing like getting lost in a great movie.



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 07:59

Well OK HM I can sympathise! You don't have a choice - you have to watch them all the time - lol.
I loved Hitch - it was great! Very funny and very educational -- for the guys.. lol
I also thought Be Cool was very funny.
Finding Neverland was such a lovely movie too, although sad at the end.



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Posted on Sun, May 01, 2005 02:02


Minerva415 write:
I knew I was going to forget some great ones that I always love watching over and over again.
The Jungle Book!! How could I forget that one?? And other animated movies like: Shrek and Shrek 2.
Lady and the Tramp - Robin Hood - 101 Dalmatians - Finding Nemo
It's too bad I don't have children. I would never get tired taking them to the movies!

- Pulp Fiction
- Cinema Paradiso
- La Vita e Bella

I'm sure I'll remember a few more as soon as I post this message.



Oh geez....in my household I am sick and tired of all these movies.....my kids have watched 101 Dalmations so many times the last week, that I can quote it. (thanks Andy for sending that to them!)

Now you have all mentioned some of my favs in your posts, but the one that recently sticks in my mind is *Hitch*. It was about dating and relationships. It was hilarious!! I recently loved *Closer* too, thought it was very modern in it's approach to how flippant some can be in regard to relationships.

Since I do have young kids, I can't wait to take them to see Madagascar!! I love having a good excuse to go see kids' flicks.....;-)



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Posted on Sat, Apr 30, 2005 08:43

I knew I was going to forget some great ones that I always love watching over and over again.
The Jungle Book!! How could I forget that one?? And other animated movies like: Shrek and Shrek 2.
Lady and the Tramp - Robin Hood - 101 Dalmatians - Finding Nemo
It's too bad I don't have children. I would never get tired taking them to the movies!

- Pulp Fiction
- Cinema Paradiso
- La Vita e Bella

I'm sure I'll remember a few more as soon as I post this message.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 30, 2005 02:24

my top 25 (in no particular order)

Dr. No
Pulp Fiction
Seven
An Affair to Remember
Seven Year Itch
A Clockwork Orange
The Graduate
It's a Wonderful Life
Platoon
All about Eve
Inherit the Wind
Scarface
Full Metal Jacket
Willy Wonka + the Chocolate Factory
My Cousin Vinny
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Misery
This is Spinal Tap
Wait Until Dark
Three Coins in the Fountain
Rebecca
Charade
Fargo
The Color Purple
Psycho

*some great previous suggestions

  


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Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2005 16:52

My favorite movies tend to be the old films.

1. Casablanca

2. Captain Blood

3. Robinhood

4. Its a Wonderful Life

5. In Harm's Way



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Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2005 16:13

The Jungle Book.


Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature's recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life

Wherever I wander, wherever I roam
I couldn't be fonder of my big home
The bees are buzzin' in the tree
To make some honey just for me
When you look under the rocks and plants
And take a glance at the fancy ants
Then maybe try a few

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
That's why a bear can rest at ease
With just the bare necessities of life

Now when you pick a pawpaw
Or a prickly pear
And you pri*ck a raw paw
Next time beware
Don't pick the prickly pear by the paw
When you pick a pear
Try to use the claw
But you don't need to use the claw
When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw
Have I given you a clue ?

The bare necessities of life will come to you
They'll come to you!

So just try and relax, yeah cool it
Fall apart in my backyard
'Cause let me tell you something little britches
If you act like that bee acts, uh uh
You're working too hard

And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin' about it
I'll tell you something true

The bare necessities of life will come to you



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Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2005 12:44

Hey Kate, Try Cinema Paridiso. (spelling? )
subtitled, but a really great film,



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