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Thu Jan 21, 2016, 07:58 PM

Your 20 favorite motion pictures

not necessarily the best but what you personally like the most.

Mine in no particular order.

Local Hero
To Kill A Mockingbird
Casablanca
The Apartment
Planet of the Apes

Monty Python and Holy Grail
Mr. Roberts
Blazing Saddles
American Graffiti
North By Northwest

Being There
Breaking Away
Sunset Blvd.
Father Goose
Little Big Man

The Fortune Cookie
Bull Durham
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
A River Runs Through It
Hope and Glory





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Reply Your 20 favorite motion pictures (Original post)
Mendocino Jan 2016 OP
Lochloosa Jan 2016 #1
Mendocino Jan 2016 #3
Lochloosa Jan 2016 #10
sarge43 Jan 2016 #2
Mendocino Jan 2016 #4
sarge43 Jan 2016 #5
Mendocino Jan 2016 #7
47of74 Jan 2016 #6
ghostsinthemachine Jan 2016 #8
Lochloosa Jan 2016 #14
ghostsinthemachine Jan 2016 #16
Lochloosa Jan 2016 #18
CBGLuthier Jan 2016 #9
Mendocino Jan 2016 #19
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2016 #11
kairos12 Jan 2016 #12
Mendocino Jan 2016 #24
kairos12 Jan 2016 #25
tokenlib Jan 2016 #13
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2016 #15
hunter Jan 2016 #17
El Supremo Jan 2016 #20
Mendocino Jan 2016 #21
begin_within Jan 2016 #22
OriginalGeek Jan 2016 #27
begin_within Jan 2016 #28
OriginalGeek Jan 2016 #29
a la izquierda Jan 2016 #23
OriginalGeek Jan 2016 #26

Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:13 PM

1. Great list

I would add Shawshank Redemption to it.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:37 PM

3. Thank you and would like

to hear some more of yours.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 11:15 PM

10. Not a big hit but try The Air I Breathe. But what a cast.

The Air I Breathe is the 2007 directorial film debut of Korean-American filmmaker Jieho Lee, who co-wrote the script with Bob DeRosa. It stars Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, Brendan Fraser, Andy Garcia, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emile Hirsch, and Forest Whitaker. The film was financed by NALA Investments through its production company NALA Films, and was released on January 25, 2008 in the United States

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:31 PM

2. Mine

Alien
Babe
Ben Hur
The Big Lebowski
Body Heat

Casablanca
Dangerous Liaisons
Dogma
The Duelists
Fort Apache

Galaxy Quest
The Heiress
It Happened One Night
A Knight's Tale
The Lady Eve

Lawrence of Arabia
The Lion in Winter
The Lord of the Ring
The Manchurian Candidate
My Favorite Year

There's about 20 more I could add

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:40 PM

4. The Manchurian Candidate

Angela Lansbury was robbed of an Oscar for her role in TMC.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 08:49 PM

5. Second that

She was terrifyingly good.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:38 PM

7. She lost to Patty Duke,

the "safe pick" for her role in The Miracle Worker, but Angela deserved the Oscar.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:33 PM

6. Mine

 

Mine, in no particular order (don't judge)

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Ben Hur
The Big Lebowski
The Shoes of the Fisherman

Superman
Star Wars Episode VII
Uncle Buck
Christmas Vacation
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Field of Dreams
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Spaceballs
Steel Magnolias

Lake Placid
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Apollo 13
Forrest Gump
Smokey and the Bandit

Yeah I can probably come up with a few dozen more.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:40 PM

8. Hmmm

The Jerk
The Godfather I and Ii
Paint your wagon
Schindler's list
Airplane
The naked gun
Titanic
Gone with the wind
The grateful dead movie (I'm in it)
Toy story II
Jason and the argonauts
Movie movie
The silver streak
A night at the opera
American graffiti
Alice in wonderland (Disney)
Sleeper
Midnight cowboy
The naked gun
The big lebowski

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:19 PM

14. Are you the guy holding on to the stage during US Blues?

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:35 PM

16. Nope

What is funny is that I been a lifer, tour head from the Bay Area, but only seen that guy at a show one time. A Frost show in the early eighties.
He is the star of the show for me... "Chicklets" then see him later. So funny.

I am in the scene with the girl doing her "hooting" I am right after she sits down, wearing a skull and roses shirt. About ten seconds.
My girl at the time Eileen is the girl dancing in the hallway in the tank top and Levi's skirt. She got a lot more screen time than I did. Was her only show too.

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Response to ghostsinthemachine (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 01:32 PM

18. I can understand why she got more screen time...

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 10:31 PM

9. While I ponder my 20, I must say your list is very good

I know a few Billy Wilder films belong on mine and Hope and Glory and Local Hero are a couple of favorites. In fact I can say without qualification that at least 75% of the films on your list are in my top 100.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 02:54 PM

19. I do like Billy Wilder.

I could add his Some Like It Hot, One Two Three, Stalag 17, and Double Indemnity.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 11:48 PM

11. Mine:

Amadeus
Bedazzled (Peter Cook and Dudley Moore)
Body Heat
Dr. Strangelove
The Elephant Man
Fargo
Gallipoli
Gandhi
The Imitation Game
The Killing Fields
Lawrence of Arabia
The Manchurian Candidate
A Man For All Seasons
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Night of the Hunter
The Ruling Class
The Silence of the Lambs
This Is Spinal Tap
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Year of Living Dangerously













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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 11:05 AM

12. Good list. I would add only my favorite L.A. Confidential.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 03:38 PM

24. "She is Lana Turner"

cracks me up everytime.

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Response to Mendocino (Reply #24)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 03:58 PM

25. That was a great scene.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 11:51 AM

13. The critics be damned list..ha ha

City Lights
The Gold Rush
The Great Dictator
North by Northwest
The Man Who Came to Dinner (underrated and totally insane)

Duck Soup
A Night at the Opera
It Happened One Night
Citizen Kane
Casablanca

Lawrence of Arabia
The Shoes of the Fisherman
Star Wars A New Hope
Star Wars Empire Strikes Back
Airplane

Ninotchka
The Shawshank Redemption
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Gone With the Wind
ET


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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:32 PM

15. I'll just start listing some favorites and see if it adds up to 20.

In no particular order:

Fargo
The Big Lebowski
The Right Stuff
Office Space
Cloud Atlas
Star Trek II
A Serious Man
Airplane
O Brother Where Art Thou
The Natural
Raising Arizona
Idiocracy
The Jerk
Field of Dreams
The Naked Gun
Fight Club
Apollo 13
The Blair Witch Project
Independence Day
Boyhood

Not all of these movies are necessarily great movies objectively, but all of them I enjoyed a lot and have no problem watching over and over again.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:46 PM

17. These threads need Terry Gilliam's *Brazil*

George Orwell got it wrong in 1984.

Brazil is how the world really turns out...

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 02:57 PM

20. Why not Vertigo?

It was named the best movie recently.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 03:14 PM

21. Favorite list

not "best" list. YMMV

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 03:25 PM

22. In alphabetical order

 

Au Hasard, Balthazar (1966)
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Chinatown (1974)
Contact (1997)
El Norte (1983)
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Harold and Maude (1970)
Ikiru (1952)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Mary Poppins (1964)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Psycho (1960)
Soy Cuba (1964)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Tokyo Story (1953)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
What's Up, Doc? (1972)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Response to begin_within (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 04:50 PM

27. Harold and Maude is a great movie

one of the first movies my (now) wife rented at a video store for us to watch one day when we skipped class to go have fun. It was one of her favorite movies and she was amazed I had never seen it.

I often wonder if she was subliminally trying to get me open to the idea of dating an older woman (She didn't need to - I was already hooked lol) (I was 22 and she was 29 when we started dating. Our 30 year anniversary this July)

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #27)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 05:11 PM

28. Happy anniversary!

 

Maybe you can watch H&M again in honor of your anniversary. The Cat Stevens songs give it a lift too.

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Response to begin_within (Reply #28)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 06:06 PM

29. I should look for it on Blu-ray

thanks for the good idea! She'd love that in her present basket lol.

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 03:27 PM

23. Here are mine...

In no order:

Nostalgia for the Light
Volver
Le chateau de ma mere
The Fifth Element
También la lluvia

Immortal Beloved
The Shining
The Birds
The Professional
Ronin

Starbuck
Amelie
Rudo y cursi
Erendira
Machuca

El violin
Hombres armados
V for Vendetta
Todo sobre mi madre
Nosferatu (my favorite movie of all time)

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Response to Mendocino (Original post)

Fri Jan 22, 2016, 04:43 PM

26. Every time I make a list like this I kick myself

when I see something on another list I forgot. But here's a good effort. Films I will always love for whatever reasons:

Fargo
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Glengarry Glen Ross
Repo Man
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Big Lebowski
Stripes
Kingpin
Blade Runner
The Warriors
Star Wars (episodes 4, 5 and 6)
Being John Malkovich
The Jerk
Leap of Faith
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

If i got 21 I'd put all Monty Python movies in addition to stuff Pythoners were in or wrote or sneezed at.

edit to add: CRAP! Shadow of the Vampire needs on my list. Not sure which to remove to make room so I won't.

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