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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:13 AM
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What are your favorite movies of all time?
I'm just sitting here wishing there was a decent movie on. Some of my favorites:

1) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
2) The Perfect Murder
3) The Talented Mr. Ripley
4) Enemy of the State
5) Twenty-Eight Days
6) The Bourne Conspiracy
7) Survivors
8) Leaving Normal
9) Bound
10) Fried Green Tomatoes

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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:26 AM
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1. Some of mine:
Lawrence of Arabia
Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
North by Northwest
Metropolis
Chinatown
The Great Dictator
The Seven Samurai
Das Boot
Get Carter (the original, with Michael Caine)
Withnail and I
The Godfather I & II
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CrazyForKucinich Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:30 AM
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2. My top 10
10. He Got Game
9. Before Sunrise
8. American History X
7. Life as a House
6. Chasing Amy
5. V for Vendetta
4. Good Will Hunting
3. Gattaca
2. Before Sunset
1. The Beach

Honorable Mentions:
Bulworth, Life is Beautiful, Cruel Intentions, Sliding Doors, Swingers
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:32 AM
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3. Mine (in no particular order)
1) Braveheart
2) Dr. Strangelove
3) American Beauty
4) Apocalypse Now
5) Full Metal Jacket
6) Blow
7) Thelma & Louise
8) Heathers
9) Bound
10) Anything by Tarantino
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:39 AM
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4. In no order
Lion in Winter
Duck Soup
Casino
Dawn of the Dead
Roman Holiday
Vertigo
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Das Boot
Disney's Robin Hood
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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haf216 Donating Member (911 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:45 AM
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5. A few of mine.
Good Will Hunting
One Hour Photo
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Erin Brockovich
Casablanca
Heathers
A Patch of Blue
Chasing Amy
A Safe Dry Place
LOTR (all three, The Fellowship of the Ring is the Best

And probably about 100 more I cant think of right now.
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 02:47 AM
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6. barry lyndon
is my favorite movie ever.
kubrics finest work.

election is another favorite.

and all the starwars. jar jar included :dunce:
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:45 PM
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35. It's the most beautifull movie ever I think. Candle light scenes.
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:11 PM
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36. agreed
love it.
was told once it was filmed
entirly in natural lighting.
you can really tell with the candle
light scenes.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:17 AM
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7. Oh, thank you for asking this.
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 03:20 AM by Jamastiene
I've been needing any excuse I could find to talk about Sid & Nancy.

Here's my list:
1. Sid & Nancy (you had to know that was coming)
2. Harold & Maude
3. The Goonies
4. Rock & Roll High School (the Ramones movie)
5. Pet Semetary
6. The Great Rock & Roll Swindle
7. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
8. Home Alone
9. Stand By Me
10. Light Of Day

Honorary Mention: Drowning Mona, The Gods Must Be Crazy, and Suburbia (the punk movie with Flea in it, not that other one)


I know. I have a mixture of tastes that comes out all strange, but it's all good.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:46 AM
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8. wow.
you are one twisted chick, lol. "Sid & Nancy"? That movie always makes me feel several tokes over the line for some reason. And I always wonder what happened to the cat, too. They never show any good movies on tv. It sucks. But the bad ones they show over and over and over again.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:59 AM
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9. It's my most favorite movie of all time.
Well, I also love the Goonies too, but Sid & Nancy is like two fucked up people who managed to find each other. It's my version of romance. :)
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:14 AM
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13. Roflmao
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Um, yeah. And then he killed her and then he OD'd and everyone lived happily ever after...

:wow:

man, check this out:
"By 1974 he had already begun using drugs intravenously with his mother, particularly amphetamines."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious

What parenting skills. Always teach your children the proper mainlining skills.

My ex's Dad did that to her, he was a coke dealer and got her hooked on it at 12, under the logic she'd use it anyway, so it would be better she got it from him. Boggles the mind. :shrug:
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:13 AM
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16. Actually, I was talking more of the reject angle, as usual with me.
They were fucked up (rejected) people who found each other. From what I have read, Sid didn't start shooting heroin until after he met Nancy, but that is arguable. Drugs aside, rejects finding each other is still a kickass romance to me.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:59 AM
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10. my top ten
0) Lawrence of Arabia
1) The Godfather
2) Dr. Strangelove
3) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4) Pulp Fiction
5) Jaws
6) Fargo
7) 12 Angry Men
8) American Beauty
9) To Kill a Mockingbird

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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:04 AM
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11. Jaws, Blazing Saddles, Scarface, The Warriors, Star Wars, Evil Dead
Young Frankenstein
Godfather
Pulp Fiction
Shawshank
Any James Cagney movie
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Most anything with Johnny Depp
Fast Times
Slap Shot
Dog Day Afternoon
Caligula
Goodfellas
Raging Bull
Apocalypse Now
Beetlejuice
Hellrazor
Reanimator

Could go on and on really.



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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:16 AM
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14. I should have put Pulp Fiction
But honestly I only like the scenes with Uma Thurman in them, and the pop-tart scene with Bruce Willis.
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bluedogyellowdog Donating Member (338 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:10 AM
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12. Apocalpyse Now,
Apocalypse Now
Emperor of the North
October Sky
The Right Stuff
Matewan
Star Wars (the first, aka "Episode IV")
The Empire Strikes Back
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:18 AM
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15. Here's my top 10....
1. The Matrix
2. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
3. 12 Monkeys
4. Kill Bill II
5. Talk to Her
6. 28 Days Later
7. Pulp Fiction
8. The Full Monty
9. 1984
10. Dogma
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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:44 AM
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17. Top 10 as of right now
subject to change 10 minutes from now.

Godfather 1 and 2 (I consider them 1 movie)
Kelly's Heroes
North by Northwest
Go Tell the Spartans
3 Days of the Condor
Under Fire
Battleground
Over the Edge
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Serenity
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:20 AM
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18. Favorites, no particular order
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. Seven Samurai
3. Ben Hur
4. LOTR
(Yeah I like epics)
5. Godfather I&II
6. My Darling Clemetine
7. Young Frankenstein
8. The Innocents
9. All Quiet on the Western Front
10. Laura
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thefool_wa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:33 AM
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19. Number 1: The Empire Strikes Back
Why? Great love story, action packed, the rebels are on the run from the get-go and never stop running and, best of all, the bad guys win. Sure, its only the middle of the story, but how many truly great movies in this world do you know of where the bad guys win?

Rounding out my top 10:

2) Aliens (second one)
3) The Matrix (scariest rise of the machine concept ever)
4) Jurassic Park (edge of my seat the whole time, every time - oh, and, scariest sound effect ever for the T-Rex)
5) SW: Return of the Jedi (yes, 3 of my top 10 are Star Wars)
6) Akira (deepest Anime movie ever, and soooooooo cool to look at)
7) Ghostbusters (back off man, I'm a scientist)
8) Real Genius (seen it a thousand times, still makes me laugh)
9) The Forbidden Planet (invisible monsters of the Id, scarrrrry)
10) SW: A New Hope (I suppose we should start calling it that now)
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:41 AM
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20. this is a hard one for me
in no order

1) goonies (i have a picture of me with the rock!)
2) dark crystal
3) pulp fiction
4) station agent
5) fox and the hound
6) princess mononoke
7) the neverending story
8) fight club
9) stand by me
10) labyrinth

jeebus this list screams 80s baby
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:59 AM
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21. not in order
Sound of Music
Shawshank Redemption
The African Queen
Key Largo
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Great Waldo Pepper
Platoon
Empire of Th Sun
Con Air (a hoot!)
Papillon

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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:02 AM
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22. Mine
A River Runs Through It
Jacob's Ladder
Shawshank Redemption
2001
To Kill a Mockingbird
Inherit the Wind (the original w/Spencer Tracy)
Apollo 13
The High and the Mighty
Crimson Tide
Dr. Strangelove
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querelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:05 AM
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23. A Few Of Mine........
1. All About Eve
2. The Women
3. Blade Runner
4. L.A. Confidential
5. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover
6. Barry Lyndon
7. Life Of Brian
8. Shortcuts
9. Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
10. Any film made by Derek Jarman

Q
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:25 AM
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24. My favorites:
These are in chronological order, not order of preference:

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
Casablanca (1942)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Glen or Glenda (1953)
The Yearling (1954)
Salt of the Earth (1954)
Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
East of Eden (1955)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1957)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Psycho (1960)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Soy Cuba (I Am Cuba) (1964)
Lilies of the Field (1965)
To Sir, With Love (1965)
Ship of Fools (1965)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1966)
Au Hasard, Balthazar (1966)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)
Born Free (1966)
The Graduate (1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Harold and Maude (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Chinatown (1974)
The Stunt Man (1978)
Life of Brian (1979)
E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982)
El Norte (1983)
Dark Habits (1983)
Ed Wood (1994)
Contact (1997)
Daughter from Danang (2002)
March of the Penguins (2005)
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:28 AM
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25. Henry the Veeth (Branagh's).
I've also watched the five-hour Pride And Prejudice twice in the past week.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:49 PM
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28. I can't resist Branagh's Henry V either.
If it's on TV, I'll find some pretense for watching. The same goes for...

The Lion in Winter (1968 version)
Arsenic and Old Lace
Duck Soup
Bringing Up Baby
Cold Comfort Farm ('90s version)
The Philadelphia Story
Young Frankenstein
Casablanca
Born Romantic
Peter's Friends
A Midwinter's Tale (AKA In the Bleak Midwinter, and yes, I'm a Branagh fan)
Enchanted April ('90s version)
A Room with a View
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice (1940 version)
The Best Years of Our Lives
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WhollyHeretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:35 AM
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26. My list
1. The Graduate
2. Blazing Saddles
3. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
4. Army of Darkness
5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
6. The Matrix
7. Star Wars
8. Serenity
9. The Princess Bride
10. V for Vendetta
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cedahlia Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 03:19 PM
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27. My long list...
...off the top of my head!

Back to the Future
Blow
Brokeback Mountain
A Christmas Carol (1951 version)
Cold Mountain
Dazed and Confused
Donnie Darko
Gas Food Lodging
Good Will Hunting
Higher Learning
How to Make and American Quilt
Imitation of Life (Lana Turner version)
Immortal Beloved
Labyrinth
Meet Me in St. Louis
Muriel's Wedding
The Neverending Story
Pitch Black
Return to Oz
Riding in Cars With Boys
The Secret of Nimh
Singles
Sweet Home Alabama
Swingers
Walk the Line
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Kire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:12 PM
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29. Used to be Braveheart
I can't even watch it anymore.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:21 PM
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30. some of my favorites:
Casablanca
Hackers (shut up, it's a great movie)
Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back
Raising Arizona
City Hall
Dog Day Afternoon
Goodfellas
Full Metal Jacket
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 04:25 PM
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31. OK
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 04:26 PM by u4ic
My absolute top favourites:

Prick Up Your Ears
Emmas Shadow
Europa
Johnny Stecchino
The Lion in Winter
Being There
Muriels Wedding
Waking Ned Devine
My Life as a Dog


Right Up There:

To Kill a Mockingbird
Vor
The Best Intentions
Amelie
Jean de Florette
A Shot in the Dark
Pelle the Conqueror
Dead Again
Much Ado About Nothing

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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:38 PM
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32. Here are a few... I don't go to movies anymore, though....
1. Dr. Zhivago
2. The English Patient
3. Fargo
4. The Horse Whisperer (although I hated the ending)
5. My Fair Lady
6. Lady and the Tramp
7. All the Merchant and Ivory movies
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:42 PM
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33. In no particular order
The Empire Strikes Back (no happy ending)
Moulin Rouge
The King and I
Jesus Christ Superstar
Pirates of the Carribean
Aliens
History of the World Part I
Blazing Saddles
Rob Roy
Love, Actually
Schindler's List
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Bull Durham
Steel Magnolias
In and Out
Pitch Black
Chocolat
Big Fish
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 07:44 PM
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34. Blazing Saddles, A.I., Barry Lyndon, to name some
Annie Hall, Safety Last, The General, and for kicks, ant Doris Day with Rock Hudson/James Garner 60's comedy.
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jilln Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:16 PM
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37. In no order...
The ones I have watched several times from my collection:

The Fisher King
About a Boy
Brokeback Mountain
Fight Club
Cold Mountain
English Patient
Breakfast Club
A.I.
Betty Blue ( aka 37,2 le matin in French)
Chasing Amy
Great Expectations (Ethan Hawke version)
Shawshank Redemption
Mallrats
Valley Girl (Nic Cage!)
What Dreams May Come
Butterfly Effect
Snow Falling on Cedars
Gattaca
Sixth Sense
Down to You
Star Wars
Mothman Prophecies
Edward Scissorhands
The Notebook
Donnie Darko
4 Weddings and a Funeral
Say Anything
City of Angels
Notting Hill
American History X


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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:18 PM
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38. Mine
The Philadelphia Story
Valley Girl
True Romance
LOTR
Amalie

I'm sure there is more, but I can't think of them atm.
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ganeshji Donating Member (401 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:40 PM
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39. These are the movies I will watch again and again
Kandahar
Trainspotting
The Horseman on the Roof
Some Like it Hot
Deer Hunter
The Longest Day
Howard's End
Sordid Lives
Papillon
Paradise Now
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 11:20 PM
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40. In no particular order
Reds
Cassablanca
The Great Escape
Braveheart
Lawrence of Arabia

A Day at the Races
Gallipoli
Amelie
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
To Catch a Thief

***Honourable mentions:
Dude, Where's My Car?
And anything with Adam Sandler
....Ha Ha! Just pulling your legs.
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