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  posted on 11/7/2013 at 09:21 PM
If you know of a movie that is a must-see, past or present, please post it here. I've ran out of ideas, so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Here are a few that I think everyone must see:

American History X
Dances With Wolves
My Cousin Vinny
The Usual Suspects
Dazed and Confused

 
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  posted on 11/7/2013 at 11:00 PM
Defending Your Life - a light comedy with a great and accurate message: life is all about overcoming fears

A River Runs Through It - great cast, classic American story

Legends of the Fall - kind of the other bookend to the movie above

Almost everything by Tarantino

The Last Samurai - perhaps a little sappy, but still a great tale of honor

Raging Bull

Heat

Million Dollar Baby

Unforgiven

Gran Torino

Inception

No Country for Old Men

 

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  posted on 11/7/2013 at 11:57 PM
Some of my favorites that I could watch over and over and over...

Office Space

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Anchor Man

Meet the Parents

The Outsiders

Good Fellas

Scarface

We Are Marshall

The Right Stuff

Most Stanley Kubrick movies.

All Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns (actually any Eastwood western I like).

My favorite line from Dazed and Confused (I think I remember it right)..."that's what I love about high school girls, I keep getting older and they stay the same age".

[Edited on 11/8/2013 by nebish]

 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 12:18 AM
Thanks. All good suggestions. I'm dying to see "10 Years A Slave". It looks amazing, and critics are raving about it. The story of an upper-class educated black man who is abducted and sold into slavery. They say the abuse is tough to watch, but also a lock for best picture.
 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 10:26 AM
If I had to pick a favorite, would probably be "The Firm" with Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Ed Harris, Wilfred Brimley, et al. Great story line, great cast, just a classic film IMO.

 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 11:27 AM
IMO ....both of these movies should have been best picture at the Oscars!

The Descendants

Life of Pi

 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 11:52 AM
ruahawk, I saw "Life of Pi", do you believe the animals were symbols? And if so, what did they represent in your opinion?
 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 11:58 AM
One movie I've always loved from the filmcraft/cinematography/production POV is the Akira Kurosawa film "Ran." Basically the samurai King Lear, but the scale of production/costumes, etc is just stunning. The amount of actors in the battle scenes for a movie made in the 80s is jaw-dropping. Also, alot of the battle scenes commence in silence, it gives a whole different view to violence on that scale.

It's all in subtitles, and I've shown it to people that hate it as much as I love it, so it's not for everyone.

Along that same part of the world, I once had a roommate that was obsessed with Hong Kong martial arts/crime drama movies, John Woo & Chow Young Fat, all that. We watched so many of those, this was right before the internet got so commerce friendly, so he would get some of them mail order or from independent video rental stores. All those movies were so fun to watch, and I still remember the scene that got me hooked...

It's a fight scene from the 1994 film Wing Chun starring Michelle Yeoh. Clink on this youtube link and go to the 1:52 mark. The premise of the scene is that some ruffians have come into her shop and wish to have their way with her, and she basically says "If you can smash this tray of tofu, you win." The next three minutes are just a total blast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPDlhB5_d4

 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 03:13 PM
Speaking of Tarantino, did anyone see Django Unchained? I thought it was one of his best yet. It's almost 3 hours long but it felt like an hour. The guy is a genius.
 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 03:13 PM
And how about Inglorious Bastards! I was blown away by that one. One the edge of my seat the whole time.
 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 04:45 PM
Sling Blade
 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 05:34 PM
Shows that I will watch every time they are on:

Big Lebowski

Animal House

Airport

Caddy Shack

Office Space

O Brother Where Art Thou


 

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  posted on 11/8/2013 at 11:01 PM
Some, some of my all time favorites:
Gone with The Wind
The Wizard of Oz
Imitation of Life. the first one with Claudette Colbert and the remake with Lana Turner.
Anything" but one" Elizabeth Taylor movie, especially bad girl Elizabeth Tyalor which was always good. Butterfield 8. Whoa!!!
The "but one" Elzabeth Taylor was Cleopatra. Skip that.
The Godfather movies, except for the last one.
The Omen and Damien movies of the 1970's.
Lady Sings The Blues
The Breakfast Club, a must see still for teens. Timeless movie for teens.
The Joy Luck Club
The Firm
Silence of The Lambs
The Accused
In the Bedroom
Goodfellas
The Wrestler


I cannot think of too many movies right now of the 1990's, 2000's.

[Edited on 11/9/2013 by SGirl]

 

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  posted on 11/9/2013 at 12:42 PM
Leaving Las Vegas

 

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  posted on 11/9/2013 at 12:52 PM
Anyone like the horror genre? I watched a few this past Halloween. The Conjuring and Mama were really good. I finally saw the original Evil Dead for the first time and loved it. I still need to see the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
 

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  posted on 11/9/2013 at 02:17 PM
In no particular order:

Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The African Queen
Chinatown
The Great Dictator, The Kid, Modern Times, City Lights (Charlie Chaplin)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Godfather 1 and 2
Apocalypse Now
Duck Soup
The Big Lebowski
Metropolis (nearly every futuristic sci-fi movie owes a stylistic debt to this)
Gone with the Wind
Streetcar Named Desire
To Kill a Mockingbird
Bullitt
The Shining
Barry Lyndon
The Age of Innocence

I'll stop now

[Edited on 11/9/2013 by rmack]

 

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  posted on 11/9/2013 at 03:55 PM
Spy Games
Goldeneye
M*A*S*H
The Hangover
Taken
Second Hand Lions
Sound of Music
Tropic Thunder


 

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  posted on 11/9/2013 at 10:12 PM
Fatal Attractions
An American President
Absence of Malice
Urban Cowboy
Field of Dreams
Jaws
A Few Good Men
Slap Shot
A Clockwork Orange
Fletch
Clear And Present Danger
Bull Durham

 

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  posted on 11/10/2013 at 05:09 AM
Shawshank redemption
Cuckoo's nest
Apocalypse Now
Forrest Gump
Dances with wolves
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
Pulp fiction
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Cool Hand Luke
Easy Rider

My Top Ten in no particular order...

 

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  posted on 11/10/2013 at 04:31 PM
The Godfather
The Godfather II
Goodfellas
Braveheart
The Patriot
Shawshank Redemption
Shindler's List
Star Wars Trilogy(original IV, V, and VI)
King Kong(1933 original)
Die Hard
Die Hard II
Wizard of Oz
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Rocky
Forest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
The Longest Day
Tora, Tora, Tora
Bridge on the River Kwai
Castaway
Mistic River
Bridges of Madison County
The Unforgiven
The Exorcist
The Night of the Living Dead(original)
Poseidon Adventure
Alive
Jurasic Park
My Cousin Vinny
Animal House
A Nightmare On Elm Street(original)
A Perfect Storm
Boogie Nights
Alien
Aliens
Jaws
The Ten Commandments
Stand By Me
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Godzilla King of the Monsters(original with Raymond Burr)
Thirteen Days
Hunt for Red October
Das Boot
Patriot Games
A Clear and Present Danger
Goonies
The Fugitive
Raiders of the Lost Arc
A Christmas Story
Miracle on 34th Street
A Christmas Carol(love them all but the Allister Sim version is my favorite)

I could go on and on and on and I am sure I am leaving out many of my favorites. I love good movies!!!

[Edited on 11/10/2013 by sixty8]

 

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  posted on 11/12/2013 at 10:17 AM
Braveheart
Last Of the Mohicans
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
The Unforgiven
Million Dollar Baby
Grand Torino
Amistad About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt. A true story and a must see...
Life Of Pi
Return Of the Jedi
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The Yearling,If you can watch this movie and not cry you are not human.....

 

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  posted on 11/12/2013 at 10:29 AM
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The Yearling,If you can watch this movie and not cry you are not human.....



I love Ol' Yeller -- Chuck Connors was Mr. Sanderson in that one & led to his Rifleman role
I always used to feel that way about Brian's Song, about NFL player Brian Piccolo -- if you could watch it & not cry, you weren't human

 

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  posted on 11/12/2013 at 01:26 PM
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The Yearling,If you can watch this movie and not cry you are not human.....



I love Ol' Yeller -- Chuck Connors was Mr. Sanderson in that one & led to his Rifleman role
I always used to feel that way about Brian's Song, about NFL player Brian Piccolo -- if you could watch it & not cry, you weren't human


If you can make it through this movie with dry eyes you're made of steel...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6ri4yasfk

 

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  posted on 11/12/2013 at 03:46 PM
I just rented "Mad Dog and Glory" with DeNiro and fell asleep half way through. Seemed to have potential. Has anyone seen it? Is it worth finishing?
 

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I just rented "Mad Dog and Glory" with DeNiro and fell asleep half way through. Seemed to have potential. Has anyone seen it? Is it worth finishing?


Wasn't one of my favorites and if you ask me what it was about I couldn't even tell you. That I have never watched it again since is an indication that I didn't like it because movies that I like I will go back and watch again eventually.

 

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