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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:26 am

bennett123 wrote:
IMO, Schindlers List.

Not a 'good' man, but when the chips were down, he did something amazing.


I'm with you on that one. I think it's one of the greatest pieces of work in cinema history and a movie from which I seem to get something new every time I watch it. (I had watched it about 4-5 times before I noticed that his car was driving over a road made from headstones.)

As to other movies, I'd give Casablanca and Duck Soup high ratings.

Comedies: Life of Brian, Airplane, Love & Death (Woody Allen) and Blazing Saddles

Modern movies (2010+): The Death of Stalin, Jojo Rabbit
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:00 pm

F9LASDEN wrote:
The Silence of the Lambs. Phenomenal acting, phenomenal storytelling, and I am a fan of the unsettling nature of the plot that tells a horror-like story without supernatural elements (which for some reason I’ve never really found interesting).

Black Swan is a close second for the same reasons.


Silence of the Lambs is my favorite as well - for the exact same reasons. It also has tremendous replay value.

Jacobs Ladder is up there too - if you’re into those kind of movies and haven’t seen it check it out.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:55 pm

johns624 wrote:
Kelly's Heroes.


That's also one of my favorites!

Other films I find great, for various reasons:

- Duck, you Sucker!
- Johnny got his gun
- Nymphomaniac I + II
- The Best Offer
- Mystic River, Shutter Island, Gone Baby Gone
- Patton
- Tropic Thunder
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Reader
- Zombeavers
- The Hudsucker Proxy
- The Negotiator
- 500 Days of Summer
- Her
- UHF
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:38 pm

cjg225 wrote:
I just realized that somehow I didn't answer the question despite posting in this already.

Mine is The Hunt for Red October. Easily my favorite movie ever. I've watched it hundreds of times.

In general, I'm a big movie buff, so I have a gigantic movie collection and have many that I love. Could spend tons of time talking about various movies. Lots of good ones mentioned in this thread so far. Some very random ones I've not seen mentioned already are:

The Blues Brothers (1980; Best musical ensemble ever)
It's a Gift (1934; W.C. Fields classic)
Head Office (1985; Best movie about the corporate environment ever)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989; Okay, this is a cop-out; basically any Hayao Miyazaki film can be listed)
Stranger than Fiction (2006; Will Ferrell can do "serious" comedy, too)


Mine is The Hunt for Red October too. Saw it when it first came out in the theater and yesterday I watched it for the 20th time or so. My wife thinks it is funny I like this movie so much.

Crimson Tide is another favorite of mine.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:44 pm

dfwjim1 wrote:
Mine is The Hunt for Red October too. Saw it when it first came out in the theater and yesterday I watched it for the 20th time or so. My wife thinks it is funny I like this movie so much.

Crimson Tide is another favorite of mine.

Grew up with it on laser disc. lol

My dad and I watched it all the time. It was the last movie we watched together before he passed away, too.
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:45 pm

B777LRF wrote:
Seems like a lot of American contributors would do well to cast their gaze outside of Hollywood productions. Having said that, here's mine


Thank you for going outside the Hollywood box!

Scrolling through the list there are many good movies, but here are a few of my non-Hollywood favourites:

    Playtime, 1967, Jacques Tati (FR)
    Seven samurai (Shichinin no samurai), 1954, Akira Kurosawa (JP)
    Troll hunter (Trolljegeren), 2010, André Øvredal (NO)
    The Seventh seal (Det sjunde inseglet), 1957, Ingmar Bergman (SE)
    Good Bye Lenin, 2003, Wolfgang Becker (DE)
    Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain), 2001, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (FR)
    Songs from the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen), 2000, Roy Andersson (SE)
    My Neighbour Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) or basically any Hayao Miyazaki movie. (JP)
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:38 am

cjg225 wrote:
dfwjim1 wrote:
Mine is The Hunt for Red October too. Saw it when it first came out in the theater and yesterday I watched it for the 20th time or so. My wife thinks it is funny I like this movie so much.

Crimson Tide is another favorite of mine.

Grew up with it on laser disc. lol

My dad and I watched it all the time. It was the last movie we watched together before he passed away, too.


I am sorry about your father but sounds like you guys had good times together.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:10 am

dfwjim1 wrote:
I am sorry about your father but sounds like you guys had good times together.

Thanks.

Yup, my mom and I are the movie buffs, but my dad and I bonded over various movies, too. When we moved to Florida when I was 8, I couldn't sleep our first Christmas Eve night there, so he and I watched Holiday Inn (1942, Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire). Ever since then, it was our Christmas Eve tradition after dinner. Approaching 25 years of that now, even though he's gone.
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:24 am

101 Dalmatians (1996 film USA)
Forrest Gump (1994 USA)
Saving Private Ryan(1998 USA)
Puss in Boots (2011 USA)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008 India)
Dangal(2016 India)
Битва за Севастополь(2015 Russia&Ukraine)
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:57 am

Here are my favorites list:

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Party (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Sleeper (1973)
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Marathon Man (1976)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Tootsie (1982)
Predator (1987)
Groundhog Day (1993)

And some international movies:
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel - 1972)
Kaos (Taviani Brothers - 1984)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Thriology (Swedish original - 2009)
Headhunters (2011)

Finally some Turkish Movies:
Otobus (1974)
Hababam Sinifi (1975)
Babam ve Oglum (2005)
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:48 pm

1.Die Hard 1
2.Die Hard 2
3.Lakshya [Hindi]
4.Three Idiots [Hindi]
5.Indiana Jones [All four movies]
6.Saving Private Ryan
7.The Terminal
8.A Wednesday [Hindi]
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:21 pm

Casablanca, 1942.

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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:17 am

The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman - Sweden
A Clockwork Orange - Stanley Kubrick - UK
Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino - US
Seven Samurai - Akira Kurozawa - Japan
Roma - Alfonso Cuarón - Mexico
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:09 pm

Godfather 1 & 2
Kill Bill 1 & 2
Shawshank Redemption
The Right Stuff
Caddyshack
Breakfast Club

There are lots just below that on my list that I could easily watch yet again this evening, but paraphrasing what they say with starting Quarterbacks, if you have too many favorite movies, you don't have any favorite movies.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:34 pm

They are a lot of good movies here, but I’m astonished that nobody has mentioned the greatest aviation movie of all time yet: TOP GUN!

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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:37 pm

Cadet985 wrote:
They are a lot of good movies here, but I’m astonished that nobody has mentioned the greatest aviation movie of all time yet: TOP GUN!

Marc



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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:54 am

Clockwork Orange (1971)
Seven (1995)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Scarface (1983)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Dark Knight (2008)
District 9 (2009)
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:56 pm

How can it be that these 3 comedies that are eminently quotable are missing!

Spaceballs

The Princess Bride

Dr Strangelove



Inconceivable!


My full top 10..

Das Boot
Airplane!
Spaceballs
Back to the Future
The Battle of Britain
The Great Escape
The Princess Bride
Dr Strangelove
2001 A Space Odyssey
Thunderball

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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:28 pm

I am a movie nut and like so many it's hard to narrow them down. Many of these are great (in my opinion) movies but lesser known. Not necessarily in order of preference.

- North By Northwest
- Man On Wire
- The Right Stuff
- Vanishing Point (original Barry Newman version)
- Black Orpheus
- Lone Star (John Sayles version)
- John Carpenter’s Halloween
- The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
- Close Encounters
- Original Star Wars Trilogy
- Indiana Jones (all four)
- Pulp Fiction
- Kill Bill (1 and 2)
- Manhunter
- Bullett
- High Noon
- The Train
- The Pink Panther (original Peter Sellers version)
- A Shot In the Dark (Peter Sellers version)
- Stand By Me
- Dirty Harry – (complete set)
- Strategic Air Command
- To Live And Die In LA
- Breaking Away (1979 version)
- Body Double
- A Fish Called Wanda
- Heat
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:27 am

Very difficult to narrow it down to just one movie, but as that is what the OP asked, here goes.

My Cousin Vinny (mentioned just once previously I think)

Reasoning - I deal with logic and science all day, so although I appreciate that in a movie, the ones I enjoy more take me away from my day to day and entertain me. There are several other movies already mentioned that might do that, so to limit it to one, I also restricted the choice to any movie that I might be able to watch along with family of a wide age range, so massive violence or sex is out.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:04 pm

Gran Torino.

Simply the best movie of all time. I watched it part way through a Trans-Atlantic... and then twice on the way back. It’s heart-breaking, uplifting and fascinating all at the same time.

Then Wedding Crashers. Just a feel-good movie with so many hilarious bits. “You motor boatin’ son of a bitch, you old sailor you- where is she?!” is one of the best lines ever.

Coming to America.

Rocket man.

First Man... skip the silent, heart-felt bits. The scenes are brilliantly filmed, combined with the music: sensational.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:13 am

Wild at Heart from 1990 starting Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern and her real life mom is one of my favorites. It's a David Lynch film so it's kinda strange, but in a good way. Here's the trailer...

https://youtu.be/QCQwumNQL9E
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:53 am

I love La La Land with so much passion! I love jazz and I love the overall aesthetic of Los Angeles when seen through the eyes of people who dream. That is a tough task to tackle even if you are aware of how the city works. However, Damien Chazelle had a vision and the technical aspects of this game was also great. I loved a particular scene when the set piece was actually one-shot with just the camera moving in quick fashion. Such a perfect movie and a heartbreaking ending.
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:06 am

- Hot Fuzz
- Police Story
- Parasite
- My Sassy Girl
- Spirited Away
- Bohemian Rhapsody
- The Sound of Music
- Home Alone
- 21 Jump Street
- 22 Jump Street
- Groundhog Day
- Mrs. Doubtfire
- Speed
- Midnight in Paris
- Airplane!
- Terminator 2
- Mean Girls
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:35 am

Too many contenders for one favorite

‘Passengers’ is a recent top choice of mine though, best sci-fi I’ve seen in a long time
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:25 pm

On even numbered days its "All About Eve"
On odd numbered days its "The Lion In Winter".
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:14 am

cjg225 wrote:
Mine is The Hunt for Red October. Easily my favorite movie ever. I've watched it hundreds of times.


Same here, there is something about this movie that draws me back to it again and again. I know the entire dialogue by now.

The original Italian Job is also a classic.
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:09 pm

I don't have a favorite movie. But the last one I liked was Jumanji 2. There are a lot of elements with nature, sometimes it seemed that you were taking an active part in the picture and were fighting monkeys on a suspension bridge. The plot is, of course, predictable, but some moments definitely surprised me. This time the heroes, transported to Jumanji, switched roles, which was initially unusual. At the very beginning of the film, the plot seemed boring or heavy, drove you into depression, but probably, without this prehistory, the middle of the plot would not have been so funny. I liked the film very much. Both the first and second parts are super!
 
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:33 am

Top Gun (favorite of all time)
Boondock Saints (favorite cult following movie)
Blackhawk Down (favorite war movie)
Star Wars (favorite series, with Rogue One being the best individual)
Talladega Nights (favorite comedy, edges out Step Brothers since it's what my girlfriend and I quote all the time)
Die Another Day (favorite Bond movie, admittedly I need to watch more Bond films since I've only seen about 3!)
Independence Day (favorite good but kinda cheesy 90s movie; anyone else realize they ripped off "Don't they know it's Christmas" for the movies theme?)
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:38 am

TWA772LR wrote:
Die Another Day (favorite Bond movie, admittedly I need to watch more Bond films since I've only seen about 3!)


I've seen them all!

It's interesting how Bond had morph. In the earlier films, Bond is only a hero by extricating himself from dangerous situations. But he's rarely active. In "From Russia with Love", he lets the Istanbul bureau chief do the dirty work. In "Goldfinger", it's massive help by disloyal women. And it's also cringeworthy how many Bond movies are a remake of each other (Goldfinger and A View to a Kill feature cornering the market on a precious resource by a destructive action). In "The Spy who loved me", the villain attempts to pit the US and the USSR against each other by stealing high-tech vehicles - like in "You only live twice". Both "Goldeneye" and "Diamonds are Forever" feature a satellite with which to attack entire countries.

My favorites:
- For Your Eyes Only (mainly stunt scenes)
- Never Say Never Again (It's clearly a remake, but overall it's a solid Bond movie)
- License to Kill (a cynical Bond, like the later Daniel Craig)
- Casino Royale
- Skyfall

James Bond is the most important film franchise. It mirrors our society really well, through all the ages.
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Re: Your Favorite Movie

Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:00 pm

12 Angry Men is my favorite movie. I am ready to review it every month.

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