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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:06 PM

What is your all-time favorite movie?

It is something you have watched more than once.
Not a documentary.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:08 PM

1. Little Big Man

I win!

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:14 PM

6. great movie. mulligan plays the ultimate custer

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:06 AM

71. One of my favorites too. Has aged wonderfully.

Richard Mulligan's portrayal of Custer as a cocky, vapid and foolish man who got his comeuppance foretold Donald Trump by several decades.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:09 PM

2. M*A*S*H

Saw it 17 times (12 times in theaters), but it has been a while now.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:12 PM

3. The Godfather

and the Godfather, part 2


And The Breakfast Club

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:14 PM

4. Shawshank Redemption n/t

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:14 PM

5. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Eddie "Have you ever been bit by a dead bee?"

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:16 PM

7. the good the bad and the ugly

the best eli wallach film ever. oh, and eastwood is in it.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:24 PM

31. Love all of them but how can you beat this one

The music alone will do it

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:18 PM

8. Casablanca

Can't count how many times I've seen it.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:15 PM

50. That's mine, too!

Here's looking at you, kid!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:19 PM

9. Whale Rider!!

Out of New Zealand.






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Response to mysteryowl (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:22 PM

12. His Girl Ftiday.

Cannot beat Cary Grant and Roz Russel.

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Response to Beatlelvr (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:58 PM

26. "movie" not "actor"

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:20 PM

10. Sense and Sensibility

Luscious landscapes, wonderful acting, compelling story. And just for fun, it's full of actors who were in the Harry Potter films!

Recently, I might add Bohemian Rhapsody.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:21 PM

11. A League of their Own

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:24 PM

13. Fantasia...

on acid.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:46 PM

22. I like the cut of your jib, friend (nt)

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:27 PM

14. The Color Purple

Oprah and Whoopi both are brilliant in this movie - utterly transformed. The story breaks you then lifts you. Visually stunning, beautiful story, out of this world acting.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:29 PM

15. Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, The Sound of Music, and The Wizard of Oz

How's that for diverse viewing tastes!

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:32 PM

16. Will always watch The Fifth Element and I love Run Lola Run

If I don’t mind weeping then Wim Wenders “Wings of Desire.”

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:24 PM

30. I can't narrow it down to just one, but Fifth Element is in the list of ten or so.

Watching movies more than once is tough for me. The ones I do watch again I usually consider good. Fifth Element definitely fills that bill.

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Response to yonder (Reply #30)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:29 PM

32. Dune too. Very rewatchable.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #32)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:39 PM

36. So many people dislike Lynch's "DUNE", but...

... I love it. Good choice.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #36)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:50 PM

40. Gosh to me it's spot on. I don't get it.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:33 PM

17. Gone With the Wind.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:37 PM

18. 2 equal favs

Wedding crashers (uncorked)
Role models.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:40 PM

19. Harvey

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:41 PM

20. Either Duck Soup, Arsenic and Old Lace, Pulp Fiction, or The Shining...

...depending on my mood...

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:45 PM

21. If this is based on 'movie I've seen the most times' then it must be The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Given I've seen it in the theater like 50 times, and on video a few times.

But my favorite movie?

This is probably going to be a surprise, but I'm going to go with ...

1) The Big Lebowski
2) The Holy Grail
3) Napoleon Dynamite
4) Pulp Fiction
5) 12 Monkeys

Some other faves: Life of Brian, A Fish Called Wanda, Minority Report, Midnight Run, Dark City, The Usual Suspects, Fargo, Memento, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Stop Making Sense, The Last Waltz, JoJo Rabbit, Schindler's List.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:50 PM

23. Now that is a difficult question

How do I pick just one

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:00 PM

27. well, at the moment you have listed none.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:52 PM

24. The Secret of Roan Inish

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 04:55 PM

25. Not once has this show ever failed to NOT make me laugh. Every.....single.....time.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:05 PM

28. Vertigo...

But it has a major plot omission. Why did Scotty never see a picture of the real Madeline?

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #28)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:54 PM

42. The Birds goes down so easy. It's almost relaxing despite the horror

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:27 AM

55. Also: *SPOILER WARNING*

...didn't anybody *look* at that first body?

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:20 PM

29. Pride and Prejudice - Firth edition

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 05:12 PM

87. My daughter has been on a P&P kick lately

she will watch anything even remotely based on the book and has read dozens of different books that are variations of the original. She especially likes when there's zombies or vampires included lol. I've watched a couple of the movies with her and they are good but i have no idea which I liked best.

One time not long ago I looked over and noticed tears running down her cheeks. I was alarmed (she never cries about anything) and asked her what was wrong and she just said "Sometimes, Mr. Darcy is an asshole".

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:30 PM

33. The Third Man

With Joseph Cotton & Orson Welles.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:31 PM

34. Mean Streets

Taut, gritty, emotional and unbelievably well-acted.

It launched quite a few careers, and deservedly so.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:35 PM

35. The Quiet Man....

everything is perfect in it...:

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:40 PM

37. Aliens...

.... Has remained at the top of my list for decades.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #37)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:52 PM

41. Seriously strong film. Holds up well. Good one.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:41 PM

38. apocalypse now

also need to list a few others...crash, boogie nights, Little miss sunshine.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:42 PM

39. My Favorite Year (1982)

Peter O'Toole, Bill Macy, Lanie Kazan, Mark Linn-Baker, Joe Bologna. A gem of a film.

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Response to SalmonChantedEvening (Reply #39)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 06:16 AM

59. Don't forget Jessica Harper!



She has the same rare genetic condition as me and three of my siblings, and she's legally blind now.

I had a long conversation with her and her legally blind brother at a conference. If I hadn't known otherwise, I would've guessed it was the brother who worked in the entertainment industry. They were both very nice, but the brother was so funny! He used to work as a minister.





Edit:
I'd already seen her brother on TV by that time, since he was on a TV show called "Mystery Diagnosis" that I happened to see.
The conclusion of that episode was happy-happy in his case, like he'd be spared of going blind with new treatments. Nope! (And it was the main reason that I initially approached them, wanting an update for him.)
He described the TV experience here:
https://www.pxe.org/pxe_news/give-sorrow-words-charles-harper

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:54 PM

43. Can't pick just one, but: A Man For All Seasons

Body Heat
The Year of Living Dangerously

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 05:56 PM

44. Tie: Dr. Zhivago and the Pawnbroker

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 06:34 PM

45. I have 3...

Bottle Shock...based on a true story,

Hidden Figures...based on a true story,

and (blush) Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark...based on the wildest non-stop action I'd ever seen at that time. Still love it.

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #45)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 06:48 PM

47. It's called Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 06:47 PM

46. Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 07:09 PM

48. Lawrence of Arabia

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Response to Talitha (Reply #48)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:00 PM

49. Anthony Quinn stole that movie.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 09:19 PM

51. Tender Mercies

I loved the look and feel of this movie. Many scenes look like they could be paintings.

(And yes, I do know Robert Duvall is/was a repub so this may not be a popular choice. According to his Wikipedia entry he now considers himself an independent and says today's repub party is a mess.)

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #51)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:32 PM

89. I love that movie too.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:04 PM

52. Catch 22

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:50 PM

53. "It's A Wonderful Life"

Only time in my life that I cried out of ..."happiness." I saw it for the first time when I had
heard a lot about it, then got a 16mm print and showed it to myself on a large screen. I had never
seen it before, but I loved it and now I have a copy.

Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter is one of the greatest evil people in all movies. Evil and selfish in
an incredible way. Jimmy Stewart is great as is the rest of the cast. Donna Reed is also
terrific, but the true credit goes to the Producer & Director: Frank Capra..
...Capra was also one of 3 writers.. Screenplay by:Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra....

If you have never seen it, I recommend it highly. It is worth going to the library and getting a disc or video tape and watching for the first time.. It is my opinion that you will never forget it..I remember my reaction to seeing this movie in 1977 for the first time. And that was 43 years ago.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 12:18 AM

54. Local Hero #1

other favorites:

Casablanca
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Apartment
Little Big Man
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Mister Roberts
The Fortune Cookie

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #54)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 08:47 AM

61. Local Hero , and a tip of a wee dram to you

Good choice. A memorable film for its humour, music, scenery, philosophical bent, and mystical charm. The subtle anomaly of the unlikely pastor looking after his flock, the innkeeper quenching their thirsts, and the welcome to the Russian sailor at the ceilidh prompt me to enjoy a “ball of malt” , Talisker or Laphroig preferred, while taking in the delight of this work of celluloid art.

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Response to mactire (Reply #61)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:58 PM

74. I dearly love Laphroaig. You can smell the peat smoke.

It's a bit too dear for my ancestry to abide accept on special occasions.

Alba gu bràth!

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Response to mactire (Reply #61)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:19 PM

86. That was Jems Stuuweart...

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #54)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 05:56 AM

80. That may be mine, too!

When I bought my VCR years ago, it came with a free movie rental, and that was my choice!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #80)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 02:47 PM

83. A hat full of sand

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:28 AM

56. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

It's very funny and touching at the end.

Richard Burton was so great in it along with Liz Taylor, Sandy Dennis and George Segal.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:52 AM

57. "The Wizard of Oz" is the most American movie ever.

Homesteaders thought they could successfully farm land, stolen land that was almost free of charge, in climates with tornados and drought summers and blizzard winters. This is why I love the movie, the most American movie, the failure. Except for slavery, the biggest fail.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:54 AM

58. Dr. Strangelove.

I like most of the movies mentioned in this thread, but if I have to pick just one... that's probably it.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #58)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:34 PM

90. That might be my favorite, too.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #58)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 03:14 PM

100. Probably my favorite too. n/t

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 07:16 AM

60. Being There

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #60)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:29 AM

64. Fabulous choice.

For years, I lived near the Biltmore where much of the movie was filmed.

To truly appreciate tours of this museum-like property, one must first see Being There.

I made friends who came to see me, see the movie before going on the tour.

Ironically, much of Hannibal was also filmed there.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #64)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 05:38 PM

73. To me, it's in a class all its own

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:12 AM

62. The Maltese Falcon

Just the right blend of cynicism and light humor. Helped define American Film Noir.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:24 AM

63. Star Trek II: Wrath of Kahn

Someone had to say it.

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #63)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:50 AM

69. Best Sci-Fi movie ever made.

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Watched it recently. Even more poignant than I had remembered it.

Hits on all the right themes: Mortality, friendship, revenge, sacrifice.

Plus space battles! And Ceti eels!

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Response to Earth-shine (Reply #63)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:06 PM

76. The best Star Trek movie for sure

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:21 AM

66. Blade Runner

It’s an art house movie. Leaves you wondering if Decker was a replicant.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:37 AM

67. "L.A. Confidential" (nt)

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:49 AM

68. Number one is a three way tie between three Coen films: Fargo/Big Lebowski/A Serious Man

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2. The Right Stuff
3. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Honorable mentions include several other Coens (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Raising Arizona, Ballad of Buster Scruggs), Cloud Atlas, The Natural, Airplane, Office Space, The Jerk, Little Big Man, Boyhood, The Death of Stalin and a few others that are escaping my head at the current moment.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 11:00 AM

70. On The Waterfront or The Bridge on The River Kwai

Tour de force acting from Brando and Guinness.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 01:52 PM

72. The Fifth Element, X-Men: Days of Future Past, As Good As It Gets. One of those n/t

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 08:05 PM

75. Silence of the Lambs

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:10 PM

77. The Sting

Newman, Redford, that soundtrack, what's not to love? But stay away from the sequel, for God's sake.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 12:39 AM

78. 2001: A Space Odyssey --hands down the GOAT.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 03:58 AM

79. It's at least in my top 5...Dr Strangelove...

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:36 AM

81. Too hard to pick just one.

I'll list a few that I can think of off the top of my head.

Monty Python's "The Holy Grail"
Monty Python's "Life of Brian"
"A Fish Called Wanda"
"Waking Ned Devine"
"Saving Grace"
"A Room With A View"
"Casablanca"
"All About Eve"
The "Thin Man" movies w/ William Powell and Myrna Loy
"The Awful Truth"
Most Hitchcock movies w/ a few exceptions
All the "Airplane", "Naked Gun", "Hot Shots", "Top Secret" movies (Abrahams, Zucker & Zucker, & Proft)
This will get me a lot of crap, but most of the older Woody Allen movies (Sleeper, Love & Death, Take the Money & Run, Bananas, Annie Hall, etc.)
"Impromptu"
"Persuasion" (w/ Ciaran Hinds & Amanda Root)
"Pride & Predjudice" (Colin Firth & Jennifer Ehle)
"Sense & Sensibility" (Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman)
"When Harry Met Sally" - just the perfect NYC movie to me
"Hot Fuzz"
"Shaun of the Dead"
"Pee Wee's Big Adventure"
"A Bear Named Winnie"

Well, that's about all I can think of for now...


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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 10:36 AM

82. WORST movie of ALL TIME:

ZARDOZ

Should be more appropriately named "NO-DOZe". Absolutely abominable waste of film. Even Sean Connery's considerable talent couldn't drag that pig out of the mud.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 02:54 PM

84. Difficult choice, but I'd say Casablanca. n/t

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 02:56 PM

85. How does this thread get so long without *The Princess Bride*

You people are all freaks.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/

Oh, and Buckaroo Banzai.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086856/

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 08:55 PM

88. The Bridges of Madison County

Love scenes are wonderful. Eastwood and Streep, who woulda thunk it?

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:11 AM

91. My #1 favorite












is still Citizen Kane. Every time I watch it I find something new. Duck Soup for comedy. The Bride of Frankenstein for horror. Nevada Smith for western. War of The Worlds (1953) for science fiction. Yankee Doodle Dandy for musical and Paths of Glory for war.
















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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #91)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 04:54 AM

98. have you seen mank?

about the making of, and the true story behind it.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #98)

Tue May 4, 2021, 05:22 AM

102. Yes

but if I watch Mank a dozen or more times I doubt I will pick up new tidbits from it like I do CK. Mank is a good movie but not the best of the year, let alone all time best.

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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #102)

Tue May 4, 2021, 06:54 AM

103. wasnt implying that.

i did like the movie, but it was learning the back story that was interesting.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #103)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:14 AM

104. Mank was okay

but I liked this version more. I did think Amanda Seyfried was good as Marion Davies.


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Response to pressbox69 (Reply #104)

Tue May 4, 2021, 07:39 AM

105. that was fun, thanks.

funny, hit the youtube link that came up and somehow ended up w dick cavett interview w welles.
delightful.
he says he never watches his movies when they're done.
dc- why?
ow- cuz i like to sit here and think about how great they are.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:04 PM

92. What a tough choice

So I won’t make just one.

For its emotional impact on viewers; The Killing Fields. I remember at the end of the movie - total silence as folks got up to leave. I have not experienced that before or since.

For its personal memory for me; Star Wars a New Hope. My dad took me to see this movie. One of my cherished memories of him. This elevates the movie above and beyond any artistic criticism for me.

For its artistry; Citizen Kane. Saw this movie as part of a history of film class in college. Kind of a fluff class for me, but it fulfilled my humanities credit load and enjoyed bringing a small bag of popcorn to class.

Most significant to hubby and I; African Queen. I coerced my hubby to watch the movie, against his initial objections. After suggesting we stop the movie after 1/2 hour, he threatened to physically remove the remote from my hands. Our next Chihuahua was named Humphrey.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:36 PM

93. Victor, Victoria a nearly perfect movie

there are many others I like immensely and it is a long list.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 11:56 PM

94. Hard to pick just one

but The Great Escape comes to mind.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 12:26 AM

95. Gone With the Wind


The love triangle. The story. The scenery. The characters. The character development. The best!

“But Rhett, where will I go, what will I do?”

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” 😍

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:51 AM

96. Until the End of the World (the 5 hour directors cut)

Also, to round out top 10 (No order)

The 3 Colours Trilogy's final film - Red

Persona (Bergman's peak IMHO)

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Hard to Be a God (brutal epic Russian sci-fi film decades in the making)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

La Dolce Vita

The Dark Knight

Vertigo

The Conformist (best poltical movie ever IMHO)









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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:57 AM

97. Little Big Man and Tombstone and Blood Simple (tied for me.)

Have watched all three more than five times. Blood Simple especially for its magnificent direction.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:27 AM

99. James Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984)

I have seen this movie many times since 1984.

This movie taught me how to find the complexities in what appears to be a simple scene.

Tikki

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 11:55 PM

101. That's a tough question

I would probably give it to Easy Rider. That movie meant so much more to me than motorcycles!

Blade Runner is a fantastic flick as well. The whole idea of the film still fascinates me.

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 12:23 PM

106. I'm torn between three

Die Blechtrommel

The Illusionist

Ådalen '31

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Response to mysteryowl (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 02:24 PM

107. The Unsinkable Molly Brown

along with:

An Affair to Remember
Moonstruck
Wall Street
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

and a real oldie...Imitation of Life

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