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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:50 PM
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Top ten favorite movies of ALL time?
Here are mine:

1: Empire Strikes Back

2: The Princess Bride

3: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

4: A New Hope

5: The Birdcage

6: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

7: Princess Monoke

8: Spirited Away

9: Poltragiest Report

10: Ray

MiniAmandaRuth
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:54 PM
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1. Only 5 of yours are not on my mental list
I need to see those 5.
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:56 PM
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2. Gee...I think I've seen this before...
And every time I think I have a different list.

1: Lone Star

2: Goodfellas

3: Until the end of the world

4: The wizard of Oz

5: Schindlers List

6: Aliens

7: Cool Hand Luke

8: Unforgiven

9: 2001 A Space Odyssey

10: Anything with Marilyn Chambers in it
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candy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:01 PM
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5. 1. Bridge on the River Kwai 2. The Sting 3&4 The Godfather 1 and 2
5. The Enemy Below 6.Bad Day at Black Rock 7.Fargo

That's it for me right now
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:58 PM
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3. do you know
that turner classic movie channel is doing their annual '30 days of oscar'
all oscar winning movies, all the time.
just watched 'spellbound' and 'the agony and the ecstasy'

i would say the movie that gave me the biggest punch was 'hang the red lantern'
most dead on parody ever-'bob roberts'
too tired to think straight about just 'best'
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:00 PM
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4. Umm...
... these probably date me, not necessarily in this order:

1. Chinatown
2. Body Heat
3. Fahrenheit 451
4. The Man in the White Suit
5. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
6. Catch-22
7. Five Easy Pieces
8. Rashomon
9. Dr. Strangelove
10. Seven Beauties
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:15 PM
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10. Here are mine
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:17 PM by demgrrrll
1. The Big Lewbowski
2. Animal House
3. Lost in Translation
4. Repo Man
5. O Brother Where Art Thou
6. True Romance

7.
I am too tired to think of ten. Most overrated movie this year...
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. On edit I just read the others and I realized I had forgotten Shawshank and the Princess Bride. I love those too. Chinatown is great.
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:34 AM
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14. Haven't seen "Repo Man" in a while...
... but it's another favorite. When it first came out, and I saw Emilio Estevez walking along singing one of the Mickey Mouse Club songs, I had no idea who he was... until he started kicking stuff and yelling, and thought, that has got to be Martin Sheen's kid.

So many clever bits in it for a low-budget movie.

"Blanks get the job done, too." :)
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:37 PM
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19. REPO MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 02:39 PM by Zuni
That is one of THE funniest movies ever made.

"Lets go get a drink kid..."
"It happens sometimes...people just explode."
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:14 PM
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25. "Feelin 7 Up, I'm feelin 7-Up"
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:01 PM
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6. Mine:
1) The Lion in Winter

2) Some Like It Hot

3) Sunset Boulevard

4) All About Eve

5 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

5) A Streetcar Named Desire

6) Airplane!

7) Tootsie

8) Monty Python and the Holy Grail

9) The Producers

10) The Bandwagon
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:08 PM
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7. In no particular order
1. The Three Amigos
2. A Night at the Opera
3. Como Aqua Para Chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate
4. So I Married an Axe Murderer
5. All of Me
6. Princess Bride
7. Return of the King
8. MST3K: The Movie
9. Cinema Paradisio
10. Sorority Sex Kittens 3

TlalocW
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:58 PM
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29. Another 'Like Water for Chocolate" fan!
I love that movie and the book!
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:12 PM
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8.  These Are All I Can Enumerate:
1) Spirited Away
2) Memento
3) I Heart Huckabees
4) Face Off

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Mike Niendorff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:13 PM
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9. If I had to pick only ten:

Jacob's Ladder
Fight Club
The Matrix
Dead Poets Society
Rounders
Edward Scissorhands
The Shawshank Redemption
Star Wars (original version)
Monty Python's Holy Grail
Airplane!


MDN


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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:30 PM
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11. Mine (though it's late and I may have forgotten one):
Goodfellas
The Usual Suspects
Mean Streets
Blazing Saddles
Godfather I & II
This Is Spinal Tap
Memento
Lone Star
Puberty Blues

BTW, I should probably inform those who don't know me that I'm a woman (as I'm sure this looks more like a guy's list). :-)
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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:38 AM
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15. First time I've seen someone...
... mention "Puberty Blues." Great little movie... "I guess we're dropped...?" "Yeah, who cares?!"
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:46 PM
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17. Cool! I've never run into anyone else who's seen that movie.
I love it! Such a great girl's coming-of-age story. I love it when one of the girls is out with her parents and keeps running to the bathroom every few minutes "to check" and see if it's there yet. :-)
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:41 PM
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12. I'll list 11
In honor of one of them. :-)

1. Lawrence of Arabia

2. Star Wars: A New Hope

3. Unforgiven

4. Blazing Saddles

5. Vertigo

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey

7. The Godfather,Part II

8. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

9. Duck Soup

10. M*A*S*H

11. This Is Spinal Tap
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:53 PM
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13. In no particular order...

1. Sense and Sensibility
2. Seabiscuit
3. Barbarians at the Gate
4. Chocolat
5. Notorious
6. The Day the Earth Stood Still
7. Being There
8. To Catch a Thief
9. The Station Agent
10. Shawshank Redemption
11. Secrets and Lies


But I just saw "Lovely and Amazing" and it was really quite good - I love Brenda Blethyn. I also really, really liked "Before Sunset" (though Ethan Hawke gets on my nerves, the movie has stayed with me) and "Amelie" and "Cinema Paradiso".
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 01:44 AM
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16. My list:
Rushmore
Catch-22
Harold and Maude
The Chocolate War
Jonah who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000
Putney Swope
Being There
Cannonball Run (no, really)
It's a Wonderful Life
Lost in America
Glengarry Glen Ross
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:35 PM
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18. The nest-egg scene in "Lost In America"
One of the best overlooked bits in movie comedy history. Yuppie angst comes home, lol.

"Glengarry" is great... I regret Mamet not making my list THIS time, although these aren't set in stone. A company I worked for used the "motivation" clip for its sales staff presentations, haha...
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:40 PM
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20. This is the first in a SERIES of nest egg principle talks we will have
Agreed I love that movie.
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Ekirh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:41 PM
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21. My List is....
1. Dr. Strangelove
2. Pulp Fiction
3. The Empire Strike Backs
4. The Godfather
5. My Fair Lady
6. Cabaret
7. Fight Club
8. Goodfellas
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. The Manchurian Candidate


My Top Ten always changes though... I mean if you ask me a few months from now.. that list will be different.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:44 PM
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22. Little Big Man, Love and Death, Butch Cassidy, Princess Bride,........
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 02:44 PM by underpants
Shawshank Redemption (tell me you don't watch it every time you run across it on TBS)
All the President's Men
Bridge over the River Kwai
Willy Wonka
Pulp Fiction
The Blues Brothers


"...think you used enough dynamite there Butch?"

Redford is on "Inside the Actor's Studio" (Bravo) tonight 8-10
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:48 PM
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23. Waking the Dead
A not well known movie but I love it.

Lawrence of Arabia

Roger and Me

I'm still too disgusted from seeing Sideways to think of any others.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:55 PM
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24. in no order...
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 02:57 PM by Amaya
1.Raging Bull
2.Goodfellas
3.The Godfather
4.The Princess Bride
5.The Color Purple
6.What's Eating Gilbert Grape
7.21 Grams
8.On The Waterfront
9.Harold And Maude
10.One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


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northamericancitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:42 PM
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26. Not necessarily in order..
The Big Lebrownski

Last Tango in Paris

Fried Green Tomatoes

Jules et Jim

Pulp Fiction

The Fisher King

Frida

The Last Emperor

Awakening

Being There

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:43 PM
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27. DAMMIT
How could I have left off "Cuckoo's Nest"? Must have been late!

I see you appreciate Scorsese too. :-)
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 03:52 PM
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28. Great thread!
In no particular order...

1 - To Kill A Mockingbird

2 - All the President's Men

3 - Forrest Gump

4 - Father Goose

5 - Boyz in the Hood

6 - Strictly Ballroom

7 - Paradise Lost (HBO documentary)

8 - Animal House

9 - Ghandi

10 - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:00 PM
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30. my big 10
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Army of Darkness
3. Ocean's 11
4. The Big Lebowski
5. Raising Arizona
6. LotR: Return of the King
7. LotR: The Two Towers
8. LotR: The Fellowship of the Ring
9. Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back
10. Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

honorable mention:

Leon: The Professional
Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, 4.
Super Troopers
White Chicks
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:02 PM
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31. In no special order, what comes to mind today!
1. Godfather I & II (counts as one)
2. StarWars Trilogy
3. Lord of the Rings trilogy
4. Gone With the Wind
5. Princess Bride
6. Spirited Away
7. Victor, Victoria
8. Aladdin (disney animated)
9. The Sting
10. Producers


OK have to add:
11. Young Frankenstein
12. Blazing Saddles
13 Pirates of the Caribbean
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DETERMINEDPROGRESIVE Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 04:19 PM
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32. Hmmm. In No Order,
Edited on Sun Jan-30-05 04:22 PM by DETERMINEDPROGRESIVE
Rocky
Rocky II
Rocky IV
Braveheart
Princess Bride
Miracle, Rudy
Memento
Murder in the First
Pump Up The Volume
Heathers
National lampoon vacation
Bloodsport
Disney's Aladdin
The Professional

Ok, that's enough for now I guess.
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