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Couldn't find a thread along those lines so if I missed it somebody advise if this old ground...otherwise curious what others feel.

 

Last of the Mohicans (besides featuring the best actor alive it had honor, beautiful scenery, great music, an historical context and white hot love...)

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Deer Hunter (with the most intense scene in cinematic history)

The English Patient

Princess Bride

The Wizard of Oz

 

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Living the Dream
Couldn't find a thread along those lines so if I missed it somebody advise if this old ground...otherwise curious what others feel.

 

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

 

 

The good version or the American version?

 

 

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szurszewski

City of Lost Children

 

Léon / The Professional

 

True Romance (if I could only pick one favorite this would be it)

 

Amelie

 

American graffiti

 

Best in Show

 

Fight Club

 

Gross Pointe Blank

 

Little Nicky

 

The Man With Two Brains

 

The Jerk

 

Memento

 

Napoleon Dynamite

 

The Big Hit

 

Once Were Warriors

 

Romeo + Juliet

 

Run Lola Run

 

 

Shaun of the Dead

 

Sling blade

 

The Station Agent

 

The Wonderful Icecream Suit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indy Dave

In no particular order

 

Michael Clayton

Apocalypse Now

Snatch

Any Coen Brothers Film, but especially

 

The Big Lebowski

The Man Who Wasn't There

Fargo

No Country For Old Men

The Ballad of Buster Scrugs

O Brother, Where Art Thou

 

Chinatown

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Life of Brian

The Matrix

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

About Schmidt

My Dinner With Andre

Hell or High Water

The Verdict

The Sting

Good Night and Good Luck

Big Trouble

Get Shorty

Silver Streak

Man On Fire

Unforgiven

No Way Out

Payback

Jaws

Young Frankenstein

Blazing Saddles

Silent Movie

Sleeper

Pulp Fiction

Reservoir Dogs

This Is Spinal Tap

Wallace and Gromit (all of them)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Kingpin

Christmas Vacation

Fletch

 

I could go on...

 

But agree with some listed already

Princess Bride

Best In Show

The English Patient

 

 

 

 

 

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Sonor

Wow too many to mention. But here are a few of the top of my head:

 

Life of Brian

Lion in Winter

Dr. Strangelove, or How i grew to love the bomb

Casablanca

Red

Young Frankenstein

 

Guardians of the Galaxy (Not a favorite, but if it is on i will watch it)

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JohnnyJ

Big variety so far.

 

Shawshank Redemption

 

The Man Who Would be King (most underrated of all time)

 

Johnny J

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Once Upon a Time in America

Garp

Scar-fn-face

Casino

The Town

The Departed

Goodfellas

A Bridge Too Far

Bridge Over River Kwai

Casablanca

Breakfast Club

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (I specifically went to Germany to see Neuschwanstein)

Willie Wonka (If I had not been able to tour Neuschwanstein, the backup was the gates to the Wonka factory)

All the Bournes (except the one without Damon)

Tora! Tora! Tora!

The DI

Full Metal Jacket (only the first half)

Sands of Iwo Jima

Hamburger Hill

Mr Hollands Opus

Patton

The man with no name series of movies (you know 'em if you know 'em)

The Great Escape

 

 

 

 

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TEWKS

Swede? :grin:

 

 

 

Edit

NSFW!! or Children's ears!!

 

Pat

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mickeym3
Swede? :grin:

 

 

 

Pat

 

Amazing how many excellent movies Eastwood has made...I neglected to show "The Unforgiven" on my list and it definitely belongs.

 

Also adding "O Brother, Where Art Thou" and going to make a point to watch some more movies based on those listed here. The variety is great, took the grandkids to see "Ralph Wrecks the Internet" and was pleasantly surprised, some classic lines, none of which are of the caliber of "My name is Inigo Montaya, you killed my father...." but good nevertheless.

 

And will sheepishly admit that Ive never seen the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", will rectify.

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Chris K

I like lots of movies but here is a quick top 10.

 

The Usual Suspects

Pulp Fiction

Shawshank Redemption

Close Encounters

Grosse Point Blank

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Seven

Snatch

Blazing Saddles

Groundhog Day

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Living the Dream
Swede? :grin:

 

 

 

Edit

NSFW!! or Children's ears!!

 

Pat

 

Ya, good, but,.....the portrayal of the Marines was waaaay off (entertaining, but waaay off),.....kinda like the movie Jarhead,.....I was there as a grunt from shortly after invasion to well after cease fire, Swoffords account is skewed in so many ways.

 

 

And will sheepishly admit that Ive never seen the original "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", will rectify.

 

All three, but read the books first ;)

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TEWKS
Swede? :grin:

 

 

 

Edit

NSFW!! or Children's ears!!

 

Pat

 

Ya, good, but,.....the portrayal of the Marines was waaaay off (entertaining, but waaay off),.....

 

Yeah figured that but was entertaining for sure. :grin:

 

Pat

 

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TEWKS

Some of my favorites were etched into my brain as a young lad. :grin:

 

Jeremiah Johnson

 

Cool hand Luke. Heck I wanted to become a criminal after watching old Lucille wash that Desoto! :facepalm::D

 

Pat

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JohnnyJ

 

Best Western: Outlaw Josey Wales

 

Best War Movie: The Dirty Dozen

 

Johnny J

 

 

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greiffster

Lots of good ones so far. I'll add......

 

Raising Arizona

Platoon

Empire of the Sun

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longjohn

All Quiet on the Western Front

 

Sgt York

 

Pride of the Yankees

 

Modern Times

 

Mr Roberts

 

Imitation Game

 

Fury

 

Three Days of the Condor

 

The Natural

 

High Noon

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AnotherLee

Almost Famous

 

 

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Sonor

Speaking of Clint E. - I want to add, "Grand Torino" Excellent Movie!

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John in VA

12 Angry Men

My Fair Lady

Little Caesar

Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

Rope

Rear Window

It's a Mad Mad Mad World

The Fugitive

Little Shop Around the Corner

Casablanca

Singin' in the Rain

High Noon

Dr Strangelove

It's a Wonderful Life

Saving Private Ryan

Raging Bull

The Matrix

Psycho

Michael Clayton

Toy Story

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narcosis

Many favorites in the lists above but I'll add

 

My Cousin Vinny

 

loved Lee Marvin in Cat Ballou (

)

 

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tallman

Favorite, not "best".

 

Dreams for an Insomniac.

Hunky Dory

El Camino Christmas

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Wizard of Oz

Our Souls At Night (Redford and Fonda today)

Sing

Serendipity

All LOTR and Hobbit's

Treasure of Sierra Madre

Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)

Ole Pirate Movies with Flynn

Forest Gump

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Apocalypse Now and Redux

Monty Python Holy Grail

Mr & Mrs Smith

The Maltese Falcon

The Jones' (Indiana)

I'll be Baaaccchhh's

 

Favorites, as in I watch to be amused, entertained, distracted, or?

20 lines limit

So no Jurasic Jaws Alien Rocky StarWars GodFather et al

Lawrence of Arabia, West Side Story

Romeo and Juliets multiple

Vampire/werewolf/mummy of the 50-60's

 

Serenity/Firefly

 

GWTW

Anything jOHN wAYNE

 

Philadelphia Story

Any of the comedies w/pairings that gave us

Bogey/Bacall,Tracy/Hepburn, etc

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roadscholar

Again, lots of good ones already. A few more..

 

Hunt for Red October, A Beautiful Mind, Cast Away, Good Will Hunting, Master and Commander, Midnight Run, Rush, World's Fastest Indian, On Any Sunday (1), Jason Bourne, James Bond, Austin Powers : ) and I'm sure many more I'm not thinking of. Gran Torino gets a 2nd mention.

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AnotherLee

Muscle Shoals (2013 documentary) Aretha Franklin can't get started, then gets help from a Swamper.

 

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (2014 documentary) Know anything about multi-million dollar art forgery? Me neither until I saw this. Fascinatinig IMHO.

 

Wonder Boys (2000) Michael Douglas, Frances McDormand, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey, Katie Holmes, Rip Torn. Light up a big doobie, sit back & enjoy this one.

 

All rentable on Amazon. Possibly available at your local library.

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roadscholar

Knew I'd forget a few (dozen) but here's a couple more. Butch and Sundance, Cool Hand Luke, An Officer and a Gentleman, A Few Good Men, Saving Private Ryan, As Good As it Gets, MIB 1 and 2, Space Cowboys, Ghostbusters : )

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Tank

top of my list would be, Tom Horn , a Steve McQueen film... Simple , Honest .... rattled me young timbers the first time I saw it years ago

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poodad

Three pages and no one has mentioned Airplane!

Surely you can't be serious.

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AnotherLee

Poodad:

Three pages and no one has mentioned Airplane!

Surely you can't be serious.

Don't call me Shirley. :rofl:

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mickeym3

Kicking in couple more that didn't make anyone else's cut...

 

The Cider House Rules

Watership Down

 

And couple more that don't stack up to the books but nothing new there...

 

Snow Falling on Cedars

Unbroken

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Whip

Not in this order

 

Secondhand Lions

Blues Brothers

Animal House

CaddyShack

Patton

Stripes

Homeward Bound

The Atlas Shrugged Trilogy

 

 

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elkroeger

Fargo.

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Steve1962

A few from me..........

 

 

 

An oldie but a fantastic film nevertheless.............How Green was my Valley...directed by John Ford and made in 1941.

 

To kill a mockingbird.

 

Kes.

 

Bridge on the River Kwai......this holds particular interest as i've been there and seen it for myself, plus I have a relative on my wife's side who was a prisoner there - he survived the horrendous ordeal and was liberated, only to succumb to his injuries on the boat home, such a tragedy.

 

Battle of Britain.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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Medic Mike

I have a short list compared to most:

Dead Poets Society

Bringing Out the dead

Rogue One

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