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My list of top fav movies

-The Shawshank Redemption
-The Green Mile
-The Descendants
-The Words (Great film for writers)
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
-Midnight in Paris (Great film for writers)
-It's a Wonderful Life
-The Tree of Life
-The Help
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It goes on and on.

What are yours?

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definitely agree with your first two, my faves as well. also love million dollar baby, and pretty much anything by disney
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* Queen of the Damned
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* Seabiscuit
* All of the 'Terminator' movies...
* The Horse Whisperer
* Lonesome Dove
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Originally Posted by LeWriter View Post
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I enjoyed that film immensely. I loved the scene where they hear Bowie singing Heroes for the first time and don't know who it is. It's one of my favourite tracks, and I'd love to be able to hear it for the first time again (if that makes sense).

My favourites:

Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now
Gangster No 1
Les Amants du Pont Neuf
Amelie
Endless list, actually.
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Mars Attacks

wark wark waarrkk waarkk WARKWARK





and of course....Planet of The Apes (some primate has gotta do a better job!)
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Originally Posted by Britt View Post
* Queen of the Damned


while I have a huge soft spot for 'Interview' (possibly the ONLY time Tom Cruise has ever played against type - ergo, acted), the Q of the D must be one of the most laughably awful flicks ever made. good book, though
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Originally Posted by Mike C View Post

Apocalypse Now

Amelie
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Originally Posted by LeWriter View Post
My list of top fav movies

-The Shawshank Redemption
-The Green Mile

-Midnight in Paris (Great film for writers)


What are yours?
tried watching those first two, but couldn't take the melodrama.

loved M in P, though. what a fun movie that is
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meantime, not sure there are movies I can't stop watching (I've been able to stop every one I've seen to date), but I do have some special favourites.

valley of flowers (off it's head, corny, fantastical, but terribly interesting)
heaven (unadulterated perfection)
a single man (stillness and seering angst)
borat (no need to explain)
shining star (because it's romantic, tragic, and full of poetry both actual and in structure)
starship troopers
idiocracy
full metal jacket
woodstock (the doco)

on and on and on ....
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I had a colleague who used to claim to have seen sequels that no one had actually made, such as Grease 2 and a sequel to Conan the Barbarian...

The movies I watch frequently are
-Sin City
-V for Vendetta
-Fight Club
-Forrest Gump
-Full Metal Jacket
-Memento
-Inception
-Batman - The Dark Knight
-Superman Returns
-American Beauty
-Watchmen
-The Last Boy Scout
-12 Monkeys
-Interview with the Vampire
-Amelie
-Life is Beautiful
-Total Recall
-Terminator II
-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

etc etc
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Originally Posted by PickleBottom View Post
I had a colleague who used to claim to have seen sequels that no one had actually made, such as Grease 2 and a sequel to Conan the Barbarian...

The movies I watch frequently are
-Sin City
-V for Vendetta
-Fight Club
-Forrest Gump
-Full Metal Jacket
-Memento
-Inception
-Batman - The Dark Knight
-Superman Returns
-American Beauty
-Watchmen
-The Last Boy Scout
-12 Monkeys
-Interview with the Vampire
-Amelie
-Life is Beautiful
-Total Recall
-Terminator II
-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

etc etc
brad pitt fetish, pickles?
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forgot fight club! awesome flick.
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Originally Posted by bumhead View Post
brad pitt fetish, pickles?
Yes... and also...

Christopher Nolan
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Bruce Willis
Alan Moore
Frank Miller
Kevin Spacey
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I forgot to also add;

Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
The Iron Giant - which is the only movie other than A Color Purple and Life is Beautiful that makes me cry every time
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I enjoyed that film immensely. I loved the scene where they hear Bowie singing Heroes for the first time and don't know who it is. It's one of my favourite tracks, and I'd love to be able to hear it for the first time again (if that makes sense).
Yep, particularly liked their soundtrack. Couldn't stop dancing to DMR's Come on Eileen after that. The tunnel part, always gives me goosebumps. Every time I watch, every single time.

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tried watching those first two, but couldn't take the melodrama.

loved M in P, though. what a fun movie that is
Fun. Yeah, and that very night I dreamt about riding shotgun having fine champagne with Hemingway and the Fitzgeralds. No shit, best dream ever. Can't even tell you how mad I got when my friend called me and I thought they had cells in Paris during the twenties.

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Originally Posted by PickleBottom View Post
I forgot to also add;

Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
The Iron Giant - which is the only movie other than A Color Purple and Life is Beautiful that makes me cry every time
Loved Spirited Away, can't say the same for Howl's Moving Castle though, for some reason it doesn't really work for me.

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Originally Posted by bumhead View Post


while I have a huge soft spot for 'Interview' (possibly the ONLY time Tom Cruise has ever played against type - ergo, acted), the Q of the D must be one of the most laughably awful flicks ever made. good book, though
I guess we can agree to disagree I felt as though 'Interview with a Vampire' was a horridly made movie when I watched it.

QotD, I dunno, I just love everything about it...

Also, forgot to add:
* Pan's Labyrinth!!!
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Last of the Dogmen
Silverado
Matewan
BlackHawk Down
El Mariachi
Mad Max
The Gods Must Be Crazy
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Here is my incomplete list:
all "Transformer" movies;
The Blood Diamond;
Conair;
Die Hard series;
and sooooooooooo on...
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All Back to the Futures with commercials.
Forest Gump
Terminator 2
Mortal Kombat
Dumb & Dumber
Dark Knight
The Departed
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Spirited Away
Amelie
Before Sunrise/Before sunset
Stardust
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
The Artist
Howard: A New Breed Of Hero (Don't judge me)
In The Mouth Of Madness
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I had a colleague who used to claim to have seen sequels that no one had actually made, such as Grease 2 and a sequel to Conan the Barbarian...

Hate to burst yer bubble, but those movies exist! Grease 2 starred Michelle Pfeiffer (was her first big role I think) in the early 80s. The sequel to Conan the Barbarian was Conan the Destroyer - both are Arnie flicks.

My faves are

-Raiders of the Lost Ark
-Groundhog Day
-Dark Knight
-Lord of the Rings (triology)
-Event Horizon
-Taken

There are many, many others, but these do the rounds most often

TAKE THE RISK
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I like Groundhog day too....but must of seen it a thousand times
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The Taken movies make me want to feed the directors to the tiger sharks in the pacific fucking ocean. Are they really naive enough to think that if Liam Neeson was taken by those bearded bastards that they could allocate one moronic asinine to watch over him, knowingly aware of the fact that Mr Neeson here is Bond in disguise. The unrealistic take of the whole matter just drives me insane. Like how I asked my dad if I was taken, what would he do? One would expect him to say, " I will find them, and then I will kill them." My dad just looked at me and gave me the 'Well-I-am-no-fcking-Bond' look and said " call 911? "

Yeah, reality, right there.
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Originally Posted by PickleBottom View Post
I forgot to also add;

Howl's Moving Castle
Spirited Away
The Iron Giant - which is the only movie other than A Color Purple and Life is Beautiful that makes me cry every time
Agree with these in fact I would also add Laputa, Kiki and Monoko.

Aside from Ghbili:
Sister Act
Goodbye Mr Chips (1939 version)
Twelve Angry Men (Unusually the 2007 version was in my view better than the 1950s one)
Woman In Black
Fright Night (those trousers on David Tennant ....)
Roadhouse (I'm a product of my age at least one Patrick Swayze needs to be on the list)
Dambusters
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No one has said Citizen Cane. I think that's because secretly, a lot of people thinks it's a bore, but no one wants to admit it.
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The Taken movies make me want to feed the directors to the tiger sharks in the pacific fucking ocean. Are they really naive enough to think that if Liam Neeson was taken by those bearded bastards that they could allocate one moronic asinine to watch over him, knowingly aware of the fact that Mr Neeson here is Bond in disguise. The unrealistic take of the whole matter just drives me insane. Like how I asked my dad if I was taken, what would he do? One would expect him to say, " I will find them, and then I will kill them." My dad just looked at me and gave me the 'Well-I-am-no-fcking-Bond' look and said " call 911? "

Yeah, reality, right there.
Ok...to each his own then. But for the record I found Taken 2 was a pile of sh*t as well.

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I like re-watching:

Barton Fink
Trance
Mulholland Drive
Carlito's Way
Lost Highway
Heat
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Thank you for asking!

The No. 1 movie worth watching more than once is Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Following this is David Lynch's Eraserhead.

Remaining films are for aficionados only:

El Topo
Love Toy
Chien d'Andalu
Angry Red Planet
Cannibal Holocaust
Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer

These are the best off the top of my head. Can check my shelves for more titles if further interest!

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