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  • View author's info Author posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 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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  • View author's info posted on May 04, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 04, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 04, 2005 at 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

  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 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
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 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?"
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 03, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 02, 2005 at 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
  • View author's info posted on May 02, 2005 at 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!
  • View author's info posted on May 01, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 01, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on May 01, 2005 at 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.....;-)
  • View author's info posted on Apr 30, 2005 at 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.
  • View author's info posted on Apr 30, 2005 at 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
  • View author's info posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 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
  • View author's info posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 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
  • View author's info posted on Apr 29, 2005 at 12:44


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