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Seen Any good movies Lately?

I watched "Guess who's coming to dinner" last night.

Sideny Poitier, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracey!

Released in 1967. It was magnificent and beautiful.

Last week I watched "On the Waterfront" with Marlin Brando.

Released in 1954.

Both great films and inspiring.

Whats your all time favorites?


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"Das Boot"

"North by Northwest"

"War of the Worlds" (1954)

"Judgment at Nuremberg"

"Fahrenheit 451"

"12'Oclock High"

"Saving Private Ryan"

"Schindler's List"


"Gone with the Wind"

"The High and the Mighty" (one of my favorites)

"Strategic Air Command"


I haven't seen a recent movie in a long time. I am probably the only person in the world who has never seen "Avatar".

Old movies are nostalgic, fine art. Nothing like them today.


Thought of one more..

"The Bridge on the River Kwai"

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12 Angry Men - The original, one of the best ensemble casts ever.


To Kill a Mockingbird - One of Gregory Peck's finest.


The Gray Fox - Loved this one, can't believe it's never been released on DVD.


Bad Day at Black Rock - One-armed Spencer Tracy kicks Ernie Borgnine's butt.


The Hustler - Bert...you're a loser.


Flight Of The Phoenix - The original of course.


Many others too.

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Magnificent Seven... a great cast plus great script... soooooooooooo many wonderful one liners.


I really enjoyed Little Big Man


The Professional


Resavore Dogs


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The "Oldies" are best.....Don't care for many being filmed now....

Start with "A River Runs Through It", add "The Shootist", "Casablanca", "Yellow Ribbon", "Dances With Wolves"...Well, you get the idea....... :grin:

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The "Oldies" are best.....Don't care for many being filmed now....
I was just thinking the opposite, can't stand most of the older films (and I'm 54 not a teenager!), the acting is so wooden and the dialogue so artificial.


Having said that Casablanca is still in my top three with Juno and Forrest Gump


Really liked No Country For Old Men recently.


Apocolypse Now

Casino Royale (new one)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit



Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Fish Called Wanda

Brokeback Mountain


so many good films...


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Fish Called Wanda


Girl on a Motorcycle


The Bands Visit

The Concert

Lemon Tree

Night on Earth

I don't like very many. And I see very few.

Maybe only 2 or 3 others.




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[REC] (Spanish, with English subtitles, hilariously great acting in what is nothing more than a zombie movie.)


Refn's Pusher trilogy.


Dirty Filthy Love (not what you're thinking)


Mystic River (Marcia Gay Harden was so good I still hate her guts, stinking whiny....)


21 Grams (Penn, Del Toro and Watts at the absolute height of their powers)


Hurt Locker


Vicky Cristina Barcelona




The Experiment (German)...shattering


And of course, Josey Wales


I could go on and on. Like Killer, I think the old stuff is stilted compared to what we see these days. Watch Ray Winstone's Captain Stanley in The Proposition and try to imagine a 40s or 50s supporting character actor pull that off. Try to picture a young Bette Davis even figure out how to do the final scene in Mystic River; Laura Linney stole the whole movie with that one scene.


I think the new Coen, True Grit, will be a giant great movie, nothing like the sappy pabulum of the Wayne version.







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A great thread....Really enjoying it :grin:....I see movies posted and say; "Oh yeah, that one too"..........Josey Wales, Forest Gump, Finding Private Ryan were great....And on and on..........


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In no particular order,

Kelly's Heroes

Arsenic and Old Lace - probably my favourite ever.

Forbidden Planet

The Lady Killers (original)

Passport to Pimlico

The Italian Job (original)

The Pink Panther series



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Arsenic and Old Lace - probably my favourite ever.


One of my mom's all time favorites. I have fond childhood memories of sitting and watching it with her while we laughed and laughed.


Others I like-


Princess Bride

Fish Called Wanda

A Christmas Story

Schindler's List

The Professional

The Piano

Being There


Silence of the Lambs

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Last week I watched 15 hours, (2 hours a night for 7 days)

of the documentary by Ken Burns. "The War" about World War 2.

It was one of the greatest experiences and education I have

ever had in regard to a film.

The War by Ken Burns.

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Movies I never tire of rewatching:


The Blues Brothers

The Princess Bride

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A Christmas Story

Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan

Lord of the Rings trilogy

How to Train Your Dragon

Starstruck (1982, Australian)



It seems that I prefer the escapist stuff.

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To many to list, but a few are..


Second Hand Lion

The Bucket List

Aliens and the herd of sequels that followed.

Bourne Identity series

Easy Rider

Harry Potter

Saving Private Ryan



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Young Frankenstein - "What knockers! Why thank you Herr Doktor"


Slapshot (Paul Newman) - "Of course you throw up! You're a goalie."


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - "There's no rules in a knife fight...I was rootin' for you, Butch"


Blazing Saddles - "I think you boys have had about enough (beans)"


The Wind and the Lion - Sean Connery shudda been a Berber for real.


Schindler's List - was very hard to watch at times.


Saving Private Ryan - The scene with the bayonet near the end is the most horrible thing I have ever watched. Ever.


There have been a bunch of good animated movies in the last few years. Up, How to train a dragon...



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What a movie!

I watched it tonight.

Rosie and Charlie going down the river

in "The African Queen"


Bogart is laying on the floor of the Boat all worn out and

hepburn brings him some tea and he says

"Breakfast in bed, now this is the life Rosie girl".

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All Quiet on the Western Front. (should be required viewing for all POTUS's)

Sergeant York. Gary Cooper Walter Brennan Joan Leslie

Mr. Roberts. Henry Fonda Jack Lemmon(academy award) James Cagney.


Modern Times. Charlie Chaplin

The Pride of the Yankees

Yankee Doodle Dandy

North By Northwest

Outlaw Josey Wales


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"Requiem for a Heavyweight".

It is an amazing movie

Based on a 1956 teleplay by Rod Serling (of "The Twilight Zone" fame), Requiem for a Heavyweight stars Anthony Quinn as an aging palooka named Mountain Rivera, who finds himself literally on the ropes in the late stages of his boxing career. A wonderful supporting cast includes Jackie Gleason as Rivera's manager and Mickey Rooney as the fighter's trainer. A fabulous film adaptation from an award-winning

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"North Face" one of the greatest films ever about climbing the

north face of the swiss alps. Fictional story based on true

events. Pre WW2 climbing competition between Austria and Germany.

You gotta see this film! Hang on to your seat.

You can stream it on Net flix "play now".

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I like "Fried Green Tomatoes"

Saw "Inglorious Bastards" and "Hurt Locker" during a recent free Showtime night. Neither are good movies but they keep my adrenalin pumping in an old geezer like me. Can watching violent movies be good for your health?

I also enjoyed "Mulholland Drive" recently.


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When I sit down in my house I watch:

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)


The Public Enemy (1931)

The Thing (1951)

Open Range;



The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

The Third Man

The Seventh Seal

ANY Laurel and Hardy except the last couple in the 50's

Any of the Universal Horror movies from the 30's.

White Heat

Easy Rider

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I just mentioned this elsewhere, but the brand new release (Jan 11) of the uncut Blu-Ray version of Dances With Wolves must be included on any viable list of all-time great movies. Absolutely spectacular soundtrack and epic cinematography. It does not get any better.


For campy horror, don't miss Evil Dead II (Dead By Dawn), Last House On The Left (the original, of course,) and I Spit On Your Grave (the original, of course).



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And I am probably the only person who actually liked WaterWorld. It got lousy reviews and died in the box office, but I really enjoy the sailing in a cave man catamaran and all the bad jokes about the Exxon Valdez. Dennis Hopper is great as the evil captain. Kevin Costner isn't bad as a fish and the interplay between him and the little girl is delightful.

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I love "Lord of the Rings", "The Matrix" series, "Star Wars" series, and anything with Bruce Lee in it, but I must ultimately give my nod to, "The Prince of Egypt"! Yes, that animation by Dreamworks does it to me every time.


Watching that movie I often wonder if any society like ours can ever really understand Judaism or Christianity. These religions were born in times of major major crisis. The idea of "God with us" didn't mean "so please let there be more beer at the 7/11" or "please let my team win the Superbowl" or "please make Walmart honor this 50% off coupon I got". No, the stakes were much much greater than anything we're likely to see in our lifetimes. The Jews suffered intolerably in Egypt for over 400 years.


So great was ancient Egypt that even by the Biblical account the Pharaoh went 15 rounds with Jehovah God before he was finally defeated. God dropped Pharaoh -- who himself was God to the Egyptian people -- in the 14th round. So great was event, I can hear Howard Cosell shouting, "Pharaoh is down! Pharaoh is down! Pharaoh is down!" For the first time in history, Pharaoh was on the canvas. Completely unheard of in that day. In fact, we mark that day in history as, "The Passover", - the day when the Angel of God passed over the houses of the Israelite families and struck down the first born of Egypt, and Pharaoh went down. He got back up for one more round, but that's when God finally finished him off.


So I guess that movie makes real for me the context of which Judaism, as we know it today, was born. Not of armchair theologians at Harvard University, such that we can intellectually criticize their ideas against science and evolution. It was born in tremendous crisis where the literal fate of a nation was being decided. To me, that context must be understood and appreciated before we can then begin to appreciate the particulars of the faith.

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The Man Who Would Be King with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. A rollicking good tale of power, glory and fall from grace in the time of the English Raj. It even features Rudyard Kipling.


Linz :)

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Yeeha! Stephen

TV movies forbidden?


The Jesse Stone series with Tom Selleck, based on the books by Robert B Parker.


Any of Tom Selleck's Westerns, especially Monte Walsh


And Appaloosa from Parkers first book in the Cole/Hitch series of Westerns.


Couple of off-the-wall ones... The 13th Warrior w/Antonio Banderas... The Apostle w/Robert Duvall...


And don't spank me, but I'm a M. Night Shymalan fan.



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Yeeha! Stephen
one that's hardly known:


" Zulu



call me old fashioned


Watch that movie on your big screen with the surround sound cranked up... and home alone, with no one to bother your concentration... and there are some pretty scary scenes in it. (the banging on the shields really get to me!)



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Yeeha! Stephen
- the day when the Angel of God passed over the houses of the Israelite families and struck down the first born of Egypt...


And talk about SCARY! (I did...) Imagine that on your surround sound! No need for a big screen if it's happening in your neighborhood. Chills




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Saw this tonight and its a must see and a true story.

(Army of Crime)

This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian), a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded the group an Army of Crime, an anti-immigrant propaganda stunt that backfired as the team's members became martyrs for the Resistance. Virginie Ledoyen co-stars as Manouchian's wife.



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Billy Elliot - looks like the US cut DVD is closer to the theatrical release than the European DVD. More profanity, which suits the characters.

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