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canadian boy
26 Dec 05,, 08:16
Whats your favorite movie of any type of movie

mines STEALTH

BenRoethig
26 Dec 05,, 14:15
Whats your favorite movie of any type of movie

mines STEALTH

Please tell me that's only because of the Jessica Biel bikini scene.

Anyway, I'd have to say Midway.

TopHatter
26 Dec 05,, 15:37
Please tell me that's only because of the Jessica Biel bikini
Hmph, guess I'll have to go rent it. Not that I've got a thing for Jessica Biel per se.

giggs88
26 Dec 05,, 16:09
I'm going to have to rent that one as well. :redface:



Kingdom of Heaven
Lord of the Rings series
Full Metal Jacket
Braveheart
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
Office Space
Saving Pvt Ryan
Uncle Buck (I'm a big John Candy fan)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
Tigerland
(I have a few more, can't remember them at the moment.)

THL
26 Dec 05,, 17:13
Office Space
I LOVE Office Space. I would not say it is my favorite, but in the top ten. Also in my top ten are the Matrix series, Boiler Room, Willy Wonka (the original, but especially the new one), and Devil's Advocate. I also cannot remember others right now.

TopHatter
26 Dec 05,, 18:46
OK here's a partial list, in no particular order:

Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
The Empire Strikes Back
The Beast
Das Boot
X-Men and X-Men 2
Dances With Wolves
The Usual Suspects
LA Confidential
Aliens
The Abyss

leib10
26 Dec 05,, 20:11
Team America
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
BASEketball
Das Boot
Stalingrad
Braveheart
Gladiator
Full Metal Jacket

A lot more I can't think of.

giggs88
27 Dec 05,, 04:28
I LOVE Office Space.
Office Space is my favorite comedy.

ummm..yeahhh petterrr...

:biggrin:

JG73
27 Dec 05,, 05:02
Tonight I watched 'Beavis and Butthead do America' with some friends. :biggrin: I smashed my self away by laughing. "I am Conjulio!" It remineded me at the good old times in school, when everybody imitated Beavis and Butthead. :) The South Park movie was also great. Cartman is unbeaten. :rolleyes:

But I also like more sophisticated films like 'Clockwork Orange'. Maybe that's my favourit movie at all.

What I don't like are Hollywood comedies and fantasie movies. That includes 'Lord of the rings', 'Star Wars'. And what I really, really heat are action movies with exception of all 'Rambo' movies. I role on the floor and can't stop laughing when I see them....they are so extrem ridiculous. :tongue:

Bluesman
27 Dec 05,, 05:56
The Man Who Would be King and The Wind and the Lion, tied for first.

canadian boy
27 Dec 05,, 06:30
Please tell me that's only because of the Jessica Biel bikini scene.

Anyway, I'd have to say Midway.

Actually it's because i like plane shows, and war shows, and that one is action packed

But yeah the reason you gave is one of them

sparten
27 Dec 05,, 09:27
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Bluesman
27 Dec 05,, 16:30
My son's favorite, as well, sparten.

And to complete the round-up, Lt. Bluesman's favorite movie is The Name of the Rose...ALSO a Sean Connery movie.

Major Dad
27 Dec 05,, 16:41
The Right Stuff
Apollo 13
Hero (with Jet Li not Dustin Hoffman)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
A Bridge Too Far
Waking Ned Devine
Local Hero
The Waterboy

sparten
27 Dec 05,, 18:40
My son's favorite, as well, sparten.
Started my obession with all things military!
About the only Tom Clancy novel which did not disappoint in the film version!

Your family has excellent taste in movies sir!

Another military themed movie (though actually mini-series) I loved (and so will you if it has English sub titles) was this

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Three Pakistan Army officers and their experiences. Not to mention love triangle (with the Corp Commanders daughter no less.)

Great dialouge

"You know, Fawaz, PARA is an acronym, it stands for Pakistan Army Retards Association".

"Errr no, Highly Experienced Farm Girls are not a requisionable item".

"Its a very detailed plan, but the gist of it is; we are going to get shot."

"I am just the company commander, want to know about it that badly, go ask the senior JCO (warrent officer.)"

Julie
27 Dec 05,, 18:50
Lt. Bluesman has excellent taste. My favorites are all Sean Connery Movies. :tongue:

Dreadnought
27 Dec 05,, 18:58
Sorry cant pick any one I have several. :redface:

Monk
28 Dec 05,, 15:40
The Green Mile.

Bluesman
28 Dec 05,, 17:01
The Green Mile.

What a GREAT movie. But I can't seem to watch it again. Isn't that weird? I actually avoided - TWICE - seeing one of the best movies I've ever seen. I don't know why, though...

Monk
28 Dec 05,, 17:02
What a GREAT movie. But I can't seem to watch it again. Isn't that weird? I actually avoided - TWICE - seeing one of the best movies I've ever seen. I don't know why, though...


Its too moving. personally, I think that was Tom hanks best.

Monk
28 Dec 05,, 17:05
If I had to pick a war movie, it would have to be U-571.

Some other movies which are fantastic to watch,

Braveheart
Castaway
Philadelphia
Pay it forward (that kid Haley Joel Osmont is going places,no doubt)
The Godfather.
American Beauty


I think the list of great hollywood movies is pretty much endless.

Monk
28 Dec 05,, 17:14
Office Space is my favorite comedy.

ummm..yeahhh petterrr...

:biggrin:


I really thought that it was a dorky movie which no one liked. I am surprised by the fan-following for this movie since I thought I was the only one.

But for sheer comic value "The Guru" outdid "Office Space".

giggs88
28 Dec 05,, 17:20
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:biggrin:

Monk
28 Dec 05,, 17:31
http://www.davidacampbell.com/images/photos/single/milton_strokes.jpg

:biggrin:

Indeed. :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

indianguy4u
28 Dec 05,, 17:42
How about Micheal Moore & his movie Fahrenheit 9/11 :biggrin:.

giggs88
28 Dec 05,, 17:52
Micheal Moore is a dumbass liar. :cool:

Vaman
28 Dec 05,, 18:19
My DVD collection is gettting to be fairly large-ish now and there just cannot be one favorite movie. I'd have to put it down to these:

(in no particular order):

Apocalypse Now
Lord of the Rings
Hannibal Lector series - (Silence of the lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon)
Shawshank Redemption (I couldnt believe how long I refused to see the movie!!!
American Beauty
Lock Stock and 2 smoking Barrels
Snatch
Boondock Saints
Patriot Games
The Devils Own
The Devils Advocate
Memento
LA Confidential
Enemy at the Gates
Malena
The Usual Suspects....
..
whew.. i can go on and on and still name some equally good ones..

giggs88
28 Dec 05,, 18:21
I forgot about -

The Patriot
Castaway
Harold & Kumar go to Whitecastle

indianguy4u
28 Dec 05,, 18:32
My favourites in english is first & last part of LoR & in hindi chitchor & most of amol palekar & hrishikesh mukherjee movies. Old but worth in gold.

Monk
29 Dec 05,, 15:43
There are a few other movies, I would suggest as a must watch,

Seven years in Tibet
Finding Forrester
Silence of the lambs
Hannibal.

sparten
29 Dec 05,, 15:58
If you want to watch a real classic, she "Battleship Potemkin".

Gun Grape
30 Dec 05,, 03:23
Just a few favorites

Cool Hand Luke

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Goodfellas

Go tell the Spartans

The Last Samurai

Blues Brothers

Pulp Fiction

Gun Grape
30 Dec 05,, 03:30
And for those of us that grew up in the 70s, who could forget:

The man who fell to earth

Rust never sleeps

Heavy Metal

and saving the best for last

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

leib10
30 Dec 05,, 05:40
If I had to pick a war movie, it would have to be U-571.

You've gotta be kidding me. :eek:

Officer of Engineers
30 Dec 05,, 06:23
Anyone remembers Deep Throat? :-)

longcat
30 Dec 05,, 11:19
Black Hawk Down and the Star Wars movies are my favorites.

sparten
30 Dec 05,, 11:54
Anyone remembers Deep Throat? :-)
Vividly. Really oldand a bit of a disappointment when revealed, not wait DEEP THROAT thought you meant

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Bringing up "Deep Throat" :eek: :cool: , seems the good Col was also once young or as we say over here "A Player"!

Samudra
30 Dec 05,, 13:08
Last Samurai
Lord of the Rings (for the sake of NZ onlee(and ofcourse the battle scenes))
The Patriot
Enemy at the Gates



Alexander disppointed me. :(

giggs88
30 Dec 05,, 14:02
Well, it WAS Hollywood. And it was historically inaccurate.

So...

But I liked the battle scences though. Battle at Guagamela, and Hydaspes. Or however its spelt.

The elephants were rockin'.

ASG
30 Dec 05,, 16:36
Gladiator
Saving Private Ryan
Castaway
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
Behind Enemy Lines

Monk
31 Dec 05,, 16:45
You've gotta be kidding me. :eek:

Why?

mike nickeas
19 Oct 07,, 19:50
My favourite film is this:

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Southie
19 Oct 07,, 22:34
For romantic's I'd have to say "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally", and for suspense "Usual Suspects". Oh and "Silence of the Lambs".

glyn
19 Oct 07,, 23:54
The film that captured the thrill of flying was "The Great Waldo Pepper". Best historical drama was "A Man for All Seasons" with Paul Schofield playing Sir Thomas Moore.

timebandit
04 Jan 09,, 00:32
Blade Runner....

RustyBattleship
04 Jan 09,, 02:02
Oh golly. At my age I have seen so many movies that I liked it's hard to say which is my favorite. So I will have seasonalize or catagorize them:

Christmas: It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood (who had just changed from her real name of Natasha Gurdin).

Sword and Sandal type movies: The Vikings with (sigh) Janet Leigh and The Egyptian with (sigh) Joan Collins.

Movies of pre 20th century wars: The Red Badge of Courage with Audie Murphy and Bill Maulden, Waterloo with Rod Steiger as Napoleon, Gettysburg a made for TV movie that missed only one strategic detail in the Battle of Little Round Top.

Movies of 20th century wars: All Quiet on the Western Front (the original), Sergeant York with Gary Cooper, Enemy Down Below with Robert Mitchum, Band of Brothers, A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day & Tora Tora Tora.

Sci Fi movies: The first three Star Wars releases of chapters 4 to 6 (the others were just CGI cartoons). Destination Moon (they showed that on TV the night Apollo 11 launched), Star Trek IV the Voyage Home (USS Ranger stood in for USS Enterprise), Final Countdown (USS Ranger stood in for USS Forrestal), Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. Some are memorable only for their cast such as Meteor with Sean Connery, Brian Keith and Natalie Wood.

Flying movies: Top Gun (USS Ranger was the Carrier), The Blue Max with George Peppard, The Bridges at Toko Ri with William Holden.

Comedies: Flying: Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines, Airplane with Leslie Nielson. Auto Chases: It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Great Race with Tony Curtis and (sigh) Natalie Wood, Situation comedy: Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice with (double sigh) Natalie Wood.

Musicals: Singing in the Rain. Gypsy with (sigh) Natalie Wood. Don't care too much for musicals actually. West Side Story was okay only because it had Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno in it.

Never saw any murder/mystery movie that I liked well enough to remember.

Horror movies: Don't go to them. If I want to see blood and gore I can do it with one of my own home improvement projects.

Herodotus
04 Jan 09,, 04:17
The Great Race with Tony Curtis and (sigh) Natalie Wood,

As I recall, The Great Race had an excellent and most funny pie throwing scene at the end. The first time I saw it was when my 6th grade teacher showed it to the class, very funny.

As for me I will categorize my movies as well:

As a child I enjoyed the Star Wars movies, episode 4 especially, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Disney movies. As an adult my tastes have varied a little.

Sci-Fi: Star Wars, ep. 4-6, E.T, Blade Runner, Aliens, A Clockwork Orange, Planet of the Apes

Fantasy: Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Last Unicorn, Conan

Horror: The Wicker Man, Serpent and the Rainbow, Frankenstein, Rosemary's Baby, the Omen, Halloween

Adventure: Indiana Jones 1-3, (sorry didn't like the 4th one so much), Gunga-Din, Sinbad the Sailor, Adventures of Robin Hood, Lawrence of Arabia

Crime/Gangster: Scarface, Goodfellas, Casino, Godfather, Godfather II, Pulp Fiction

Drama: Citizen Kane, Rashomon, The Bicycle Thieves, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull

Western: Unforgiven, Magnificent Seven, For a Few Dollars More, The Searchers

Comedy: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Great Race, Babes in Toyland (Laurel and Hardy movie...don't ask), Abbot and Costello meet Frankenstein SuperBad, Amarcord,

Animation: Golgo 13, the Lion King, Fantasia, Princess Mononoke

tankie
04 Jan 09,, 14:19
Blazing saddles , young frankestein ,treasure island with Robert Newton ,Rita sue and Bob too . The untouchables with robert de niro playing Capone ,unforgiven , the lavender hill mob , oliver twist , with A/Guiness and Robert Newton .

JamesCash
04 Jan 09,, 17:41
Once upon a time in the west and Pulp Fiction.

I have seen alot of bad movies but the worst I saw lately was Wanted, ridicously bad dialogues that even I could have written better.

Southie
04 Jan 09,, 17:46
Probably one of my all time favorites is Camelot with Vanessa Redgrave and Richard Harris! Vanessa is so beautiful in this movie. And Richard Harris...Mmmmmm......

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I could have sworn I had the soundtrack in CD...but alas I only have it on the BIG CD, otherwise known as an album! Note to self...go to library to rent soundtrack to put songs on iPod!

firestar
05 Jan 09,, 00:28
Don't Say a Word
Lord of Illusions
Summer of Sam
Calendar Girls
Love Actually
All About My Mother
The Advocate
After Dark My Sweet
Moll Flanders
The Three Amigos
Above the Rim
And the Band Played On
Ghost World
Pablo Francisco: Bits and Pieces
Artemisia
Afterglow
Danny Deckchair
Awakenings
Avalon
Waking the Dead
Affliction
American Strays
Army of One
In America
The Blue Max
The Adventures of Huck Finn
Eye of the Needle
Scent of a Woman
Slave of the Cannibal God
Men Suddenly in Black
A Beautiful Mind
Once Upon a Time in America: Disc 2
Once Upon a Time in America
The Lower Depths (Les Bas-fonds)
MASH
Pollock
Of Mice And Men
The Honeymooners: Disc 5 (5-Disc Series)
The Honeymooners: Disc 4 (5-Disc Series)
The Honeymooners: Disc 3 (5-Disc Series)
The Honeymooners: Disc 2 (5-Disc Series)
The Honeymooners: Disc 1 (5-Disc Series)
Dark City
Gattaca
Dario Argento Collection: Vol. 1: Phenomena
Pacific Heights
Higher Learning
Witness for the Prosecution
The Year of Living Dangerously
Splash: 20th Anniversary Edition
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Roxanne
To Have and Have Not
Wild Strawberries
To Kill a Mockingbird
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Stand by Me
A Star Is Born
The Straight Story
The Sweet Hereafter
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sophie's Choice
The Seventh Seal
A Room with a View: Special Edition
Splendor in the Grass
Seven Days in May
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Rain Man
The Red Shoes
The Remains of the Day
The Quiet Man
A Place in the Sun
Paths of Glory
The Pawnbroker
Philadelphia
The Quiet American
Now, Voyager
Norma Rae
Out of Africa
Ordinary People
On Golden Pond
National Velvet
Never on Sunday
Midnight Cowboy
The Mission: Special Edition
Miracle on 34th Street
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
The Living Daylights
Interview with the Vampire
Garden State
Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights
Lilies of the Field
Marty
Lone Star
The Incredibles
The Insider
Inherit the Wind
La Strada: Special Edition
In the Name of the Father
Jane Eyre
Grand Illusion
The Hustler
From Here to Eternity
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Hamlet
Elmer Gantry
Dead Poets Society
Far from Heaven
The Flight of the Phoenix
Fail-Safe
Deadwood: Season 1: Bonus Material
Shoot the Piano Player
Days of Wine and Roses
Day for Night
Cold Mountain
Deadwood: Season 1: Disc 5
Deadwood: Season 1: Disc 4
Deadwood: Season 1: Disc 3
Deadwood: Season 1: Disc 2
Deadwood: Season 1: Disc 1
Cries and Whispers
Cinema Paradiso: Director's Cut
The Color Purple
Dangerous Liaisons
The Conversation
The Caine Mutiny
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Schindler's List: Disc 2
Schindler's List
Breaking Away
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Mystic River
Breaker Morant: Masterworks Edition
Maria Full of Grace
The Chronicles of Riddick
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Blow Up
Black Orpheus
Blue Angels: Rolling in Sky
The Best Years of Our Lives
All the King's Men
Billy Elliot
Babette's Feast
All That Jazz
Le Cercle Rouge
8 1/2
All Quiet on the Western Front
Antonia's Line
Like Water for Chocolate
Musa the Warrior
The Rules of the Game
The Crimson Rivers
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Returner
Shiri
Wasabi
Sling Blade
Pantaleon Y Las Visitadoras
The Witches
Malena
The Crime of Padre Amaro
Knife in the Water
Marnie
The City of No Limits
The Grapes of Wrath
Purple Noon
Labyrinth
The Right Stuff
Don't Tell Anyone
Read My Lips
Blue Velvet
Open Your Eyes
Alias Betty
The Hunt for Red October
Living in Oblivion
Pi: Faith in Chaos
Ginger Snaps
Miller's Crossing
Trainspotting
Clash of the Titans
Barton Fink
Confidence
Cape Fear
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
The Shining
Swimming with Sharks
You Can Count on Me
The Big Kahuna
Jagged Edge
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Sleuth
One False Move
Oxygen
Shadow of a Doubt
The Hidden
Red Rock West
Bound
The Last Seduction
The Crying Game
Internal Affairs
Bullitt
The Limey
The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 4
The Sopranos: Season 2: Disc 4
The Sopranos: Season 4: Disc 2
The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 3
The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 2
The Sopranos: Season 3: Disc 1
Death Wish
Deliverance
Thief
Anatomy of a Murder
Amores Perros
Atlantic City
At Close Range
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Cure
Family Guy: Vol. 1: Disc 1: Season 1
Groundhog Day
Family Guy: Vol. 1: Disc 2: Season 2
Butterfly
Men with Guns
Talk to Her
Stolen Kisses
Blue
Time Out
The 400 Blows
Wild Reeds
Man on the Train
B Monkey
Ikiru
Throne of Blood
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Jackie Brown: Collector's Series
Eat Drink Man Woman
Mallrats
Clerks
Chasing Amy
The Ice Storm
High Fidelity
Election
Bottle Rocket
Magnolia
Requiem for a Dream
Snatch
GoodFellas
Almost Famous
The Boondock Saints
Fargo
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Full Metal Jacket
Arlington Road
Following
12 Angry Men
Blood Simple
Being John Malkovich
National Geographic: Surviving West Point: 2
A Simple Plan
Owning Mahowny
National Geographic: Surviving West Point: 1
Shackleton: Bonus Material
Shower
Shackleton
Shackleton: Disc 2
Samurai Trilogy 3: Duel at Ganryu Island
Life Is Beautiful
Dr. Strangelove
Erin Brockovich
U-571
About a Boy
Amelie
Chocolat
Samurai Trilogy 1: Musashi Miyamoto
Vertigo
Samurai Trilogy 2: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
The Vertical Ray of the Sun
With a Friend Like Harry
Twin Falls Idaho
The Opposite of Sex
Not One Less
The Road Home
Nine Queens
Empire of the Sun
Runaway Train
25th Hour
American History X
Primal Fear
The Simpsons: Season 3: Disc 4
The Simpsons: Season 3: Disc 3
The Simpsons: Season 2: Disc 4
The Simpsons: Season 2: Disc 3
The Simpsons: Season 2: Disc 2
The Simpsons: Season 2: Disc 1
The Simpsons: Season 3: Disc 1
The Simpsons: Season 1: Disc 2
The Simpsons: Season 1: Disc 1
The Simpsons: Season 1: Disc 3
Fight Club
The Sand Pebbles
Papillon
Casino
The Untouchables
Mean Streets
The Best of Friends: Vol. 2
Analyze This
Bang the Drum Slowly
One Eyed Jacks
Such a Long Journey
Once Upon a Time in China & America
The Train
Red River
Bhoothakkannadi: Malayalam
The Philadelphia Story
Two English Girls
Mirror
Strike
Peeping Tom
47 Ronin: Parts 1&2
My Man Godfrey
Traffik: Parts 1-3
Yojimbo
Run Lola Run
Rashomon
Ran
Sanjuro
Diabolique
Dersu Uzala
Madadayo
Breathless
Nights of Cabiria
High and Low
The Lady from Shanghai
The Bicycle Thief
Citizen Kane
Five Easy Pieces
Gallipoli
Witness
Sweet Smell of Success
The 39 Steps
The Third Man
Strangers on a Train
The Old Dark House
Some Like It Hot
The Searchers
Rebecca
Rear Window
Raging Bull
The Purple Rose of Cairo
Psycho
North by Northwest
Notorious
East Is East
The Manchurian Candidate
The Night of the Hunter
A Passage to India
The Killing Fields
The Deer Hunter
Nunsense
October Sky
Taxi Driver
Apollo 13
Chaplin Mutuals: Vol. 1
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
Rio Grande
The Harvey Girls
Touch of Evil
The Freshman
Son in Law
What Lies Beneath
The General's Daughter
Tillie's Punctured Romance
City Slickers
The Circus
Chaplin: The Collection: Vol. 3
Chaplin: The Collection: Vol. 4
Tombstone
Chaplin's Essanay Comedies: Vol. 2
Chaplin's Essanay Comedies: Vol. 3
Chaplin Mutuals: Vol. 2
Chaplin Mutuals: Vol. 3
Chaplin's Essanay Comedies: Vol. 1
Ransom
Ronin
Crimson Tide
Seven Samurai
A Walk in the Clouds
A River Runs Through It
Jerry Maguire
Primary Colors
Pushing Tin
The Red Violin
The Magnificent Seven
Startup.com
Gladiator
Abbott & Costello in the Foreign Legion
A Few Good Men
Supercop
Once Upon a Time in China
Tell Me No Lies
Enemy of the State
Shanghai Noon
Buck Privates Come Home
Buck Privates
Four for Texas
Singin' in the Rain
On the Town
In the Navy


My favs will be a big list so heres a partial one...and there are some very nice titles in the above list... Enjoy!

Southie
05 Jan 09,, 00:42
My favs will be a big list so heres a partial one...and there are some very nice titles in the above list... Enjoy!

Thank gosh it was just a partial list! :biggrin: Lots of good movies you listed there!! :) I picked a few out of your list that I've enjoyed.

Enemy of the State
Stand by Me
MASH
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Red Shoes
The Flight of the Phoenix
The Boondock Saints
Schindler's List
Son in Law
Labyrinth

RustyBattleship
05 Jan 09,, 01:02
There were a few others I didn't add in as I didn't want my post to be too long.

But I do have to add Flight of the Phoenix the original with Jimmy Stuart though the stunt pilot crashed and died.

Schindler's list was another excellent WW II movie along with Patton though George C. Scott was too short and had too deep of a voice.

As I said before, there were some movies I didn't really like except for the cast of stars such as Marjorie Morningstar that starred Gene Kelly, Ed Wynn and Natalie Wood. To me it was just a soap opera though I am a Natalie Wood fan (as well as Ed and Keenan Wynn and Gene Kelly).

I never cared for any of Fred Astair's dancing movies or TV show. Though graceful they were not athletic as Gene Kelly and Donald O'Conner. He was actually quite good in straight drama (The Towering Inferno, It Takes a Thief and Battlestar Gallactica)

However, it was interesting when on the Johnny Carson show he was asked who his favorite dancing partner was. Not wanting to put down Ginger Rogers that he danced with in 10 movies or Barrie Chase that he danced with on his TV show, he answered: "Gene Kelly". Always the Gentleman.

Soul_Killa
05 Jan 09,, 06:25
The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, The Godfather, The Green Mile, Fight Club, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, The Transporter 1 & 2, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters From Iwo Jima, Enemy at the Gates, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Scary Movie 4, Silence of the Lambs, Taken, Fracture...

The first four are in order, the rest are just good to watch!

GraniteForge
05 Jan 09,, 08:15
Sword and Sandal type movies: The Vikings with (sigh) Janet Leigh

I like to make a double feature out of The Vikings, and The Long Ships, with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier.



Waterloo with Rod Steiger as Napoleon

If you want to see the ultimate Napoleon picture, watch Able Ganz's Napolean. Its a silent film that is in black and white until the end, when the picture becomes three times the original width, and the three panels are tinted in the colors of the French flag. It is a powerful film, even in black & white. It is supposed to have been lost until the 1970s, but I always wondered if Leni Reifenstahl had seen a print before she made Triumph of the Will.



Movies of 20th century wars: All Quiet on the Western Front (the original), Sergeant York with Gary Cooper, The Longest Day.

As odd as it might seem, the TV version of All Quiet on the Western Front, starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine, is also outstanding, and perhaps is easier to connect with for modern audiences. I agree about Sergeant York and The Longest Day. Both are great films, that tell important stories.

I also enjoy Raoul Coutard's La Légion saute sur Kolwezi, starring Bruno Cremer, about the French Foreign Legion's rescue of over a thousand civilian hostages from a massacre in the Congo in 1978. I hear a lot of bashing of French military efforts, but this was a heroic accomplishment by any standard. Because of the urgency of the situation, where thousands of heavily armed rebels were rounding up and murdering hostages, the French mounted a quick operation, where they dropped less than 700 troops, over two days, with no immediate available support of any kind, into the maelstrom. This is a good film, that tells an worthwhile -- and sadly, overlooked -- story



Sci Fi movies: Final Countdown (USS Ranger stood in for USS Forrestal),

A rousing good tale. I love the fact that, given the setup and the potential moral dilemma, Captain Yelland ultimately makes the right choice. I have always been surprised that Hollywood made this movie.



Flying movies: The Blue Max with George Peppard

My friends and I still sometimes use the line "And Stachel, let's see some real flying."

Freeloader
05 Jan 09,, 13:26
Terminator 2

Blue
05 Jan 09,, 15:26
I would put in the sci-fi category and silent, black and white. Metropolis-by fritz lang. If not for more that the innovations in special effects that it pioneered. An interesting look at the future, IMO. If one has not seen it I highly recommend it. It should be readily available at the movie rental store and the extras make it even more interesting explaining the techniques utilized in its production.

RustyBattleship
05 Jan 09,, 19:02
I like to make a double feature out of The Vikings, and The Long Ships, with Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier.

It was a little too fantastic and Hollywoodish. I was very dissappointed after reading the book.

In the book, the golden bell could be carried easily by four Vikings whereas it took 6 to 8 Moors to try to pick it up. In the movie, the bell is enormous, rolls down the hill, into the ocean and FLOATS.

tankie
05 Jan 09,, 19:19
My favs will be a big list so heres a partial one...and there are some very nice titles in the above list... Enjoy!

You like to watch TV a lot then :rolleyes:;)

Is Real
05 Jan 09,, 20:13
Gone Baby gone
BoonDock Saints
Departed
Mystic River
Fever pitch has to be the worst of them and its still a bit funny:))
Im a Boston guy love Boston movies
What can I say?

Albany Rifles
06 Jan 09,, 01:56
For flying movies....how could you forget 12 O'Clock High!?

If only to see the scene when the chaplain, surgeon and adjutant all get busted for flying unauthorized missions as gunners!

Blue
06 Jan 09,, 02:10
My favs will be a big list so heres a partial one...and there are some very nice titles in the above list... Enjoy!
So lets say you where stranded on a desert island with a solar powered tv/dvd combo. What one movie would you most like to have?:tongue:

Southie
06 Jan 09,, 02:39
My favs will be a big list so heres a partial one...and there are some very nice titles in the above list... Enjoy!


So lets say you where stranded on a desert island with a solar powered tv/dvd combo. What one movie would you most like to have?:tongue:

Ohhhhh....that is so cruel! His list is so long it will take him quite a while to pick one out! :biggrin:

Blue
06 Jan 09,, 02:54
Ohhhhh....that is so cruel! His list is so long it will take him quite a while to pick one out! :biggrin: I know:biggrin: Couldn't help myself:tongue:

soutie
06 Jan 09,, 03:52
Do not really have a favorite movie but my favorite video is a pop video,
Gwen Stefani in her cheer leader outfit,:biggrin:grrrrr,i think the song is called holar back girl or something to that effect.

Spank me silly and call me Suzie ,mm mm mmm that woman is gorgeous,gotta go and have a cold shower now:biggrin:

RustyBattleship
06 Jan 09,, 04:08
For flying movies....how could you forget 12 O'Clock High!?

If only to see the scene when the chaplain, surgeon and adjutant all get busted for flying unauthorized missions as gunners!

I don't know why I forgot it. I loved it. But it's been a long time since I last saw it and feeling the pain of Gregory Peck as he tries to lift himself up into the plane but fatigue gets the best of him. The TV series was good, but the movie was the best.

Memphis Bell was a VISUALLY good movie but just totally inaccurate of what her last mission really was. What a shame. If they had edited it as some of the problems they had in her first 24 missions, or those of planes in their group (such as the hand cranking of the landing gear), it would have been okay. But I skipped it on my list because of inaccuracy, not for visual entertainment.

Because of B-17 movies crowding my memory I forgot Winged Victory with Lee J. Cobb, Red Buttons, George Reeves and many others. It used B-24 Liberators (the kind Jimmy Stewart and once Presidential candidate George McGovern actually flew in WW II) that really outnumbered B-17's in production numbers and missions.

firestar
06 Jan 09,, 04:31
To Southie:
I joined Net-flix sometime during 2001 I think and I launched "Operation 5 star". LOL. I mean to watch most of the critically acclaimed ones and I must admit I have managed cover most of them in Portuguese, Italian, English, mexican and a few Japanese titles (Is J_A_P an offensive term wab doesnt seem to like it).

To Sniper:
One movie for deserted Island then I will pick the one and only 13th warrior by John McTiernan.:tongue: I love that movie! If that isnt available then any one of John wayne's movies like Hondo, Red river or something along those lines..
Oh not cruel at all, One movie is way kind than no movie :tongue:

To Tankie:
I have never bought a TV or own one, Tankie. I used watch TV a lot in the 90s. But I enrolled in netflix just to have control of what I watch when I watch and such....I have (or rather had till 2006) a Home projector for 5 years so all these netflix rare movies were great. AArrghhh I miss my projector.

Rusty:
I just noticed they made a new F of phoenix movie in 2004. I saw the old one while I was watching Ernest Borgnine performances like Marty,Bad Day at Black Rock...

Blue
06 Jan 09,, 04:35
To Sniper:
One movie for deserted Island then I will pick the one and only 13th warrior by John McTiernan.:tongue: I love that movie! Then thats the one I will watch:)

Ahnleh
10 Jan 09,, 08:33
Just saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It could be one of the best movies I have ever seen... And possibly worth the $13 ticket.

ShawnG
24 Mar 10,, 17:08
Just saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It could be one of the best movies I have ever seen... And possibly worth the $13 ticket.

That was a very good movie indeed,

I would have to say Snatch. "One Punch" Mickey O'Neil is one of the best fictional characters this side of George Costanza.

tantalus
25 Oct 10,, 18:15
Just scoped the thread. Cant believe it, The Shawshank Redemption only got mentioned twice :hmmm:. I would find it difficult to pick a favourite, but when I think of great movies, this is alwalys one that comes to mind. Just wanted to give it more coverage :biggrin:, and if anyone hasnt seen it, you should check it out

kuku
25 Oct 10,, 18:34
Fav. American Movie: Groundhog day.
Have watched it 4 times, every time on TV and the same TV set, during a winter weekend, and while nursing a hangover due to the same booze, with the same friends, in the same bed
:biggrin:

Fav Hindi movie: Jane bhi do yarro

Fav. English Movie: Bedazzled 1967

Fav Other Languages movie: The Closet, and recently Tulpan and 'no one knows about persian cats'.

tantalus
25 Oct 10,, 18:38
must have got repetitive after the 4th time......

kuku
25 Oct 10,, 18:47
Just the four times will see if that happens again this winter, never was a plan to watch it, however there is something about that movie, once we start watching its so easy to watch the whole thing, you know sometimes you have a hangover, or you are just bored and watching something like that feels better than changing the channels, which is what i think watching TV has become more about.

Although since last year many things have changed with age (dont drink our winters away anymore) , and i dont think the same effect of observing everything that was the same can be achieved.

Stitch
25 Oct 10,, 21:54
To Southie:
ITo Sniper:
One movie for deserted Island then I will pick the one and only 13th warrior by John McTiernan.:tongue: I love that movie! :tongue:
...

Alright! Somebody besides me and my son who loves that movie! However, for me, it would be a very close second; number one is DEFINITELY Kingdom Of Heaven.