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Not to steal any thunder, but in these days of Netflix lists, why don''t we share our recommendations for the best movies we''ve EVER seen, not just recently seen? My flix list needs beefing up.

Mine:

1) Airplane! (never stops being funny) probably tied with ''Top Secret'' Ah... the Zucker brothers! so much comedy perfection.
2) Das Boot (never stops being earth shattering)
3) Master and Commander, the Far Side of the Universe (never stops being perfect)
 

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Gone with the Wind

Clueless, Legally Blonde

It's a Wonderful Life

Schindler's List

Dances with Wolves, Braveheart (before I started to dislike Mel Gibson)

Cinema Paradiso (Italian foreign film)

Beauty and the Beast (I love animated films and love the story of this one so much)

My Fair Lady

Armagedon

Raiders of the Lost Ark (the first one mostly)

Star Wars (the first one)

The Lord of the Rings films, not usually my genre but so well done)

Superman (the first one)

When Harry met Sally

Quite a mix there!

I am sure there are so many others...I love good stupid movies for a laugh as well..Animal House, National Lampoon Vacation movies, Will Ferrell movies...
 

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amelie

a very long engagement

bottle rocket

cabaret

royal tenenbaums

rushmore

saved

say anything

secretary

super troopers

the life aquatic

the shape of things

true romance

wet hot american summer
 

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I'm sure I'll be adding to this often as I think of others, but growing up, I used to watch "Grease 2"...yes there was a part deux! Michelle Pfeiffer was actually in it. I've also seen "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" (with Jonathan Silverman, Helen Hunt, and Sarah Jessica Parker), and I think my sister and I are the only two who have heard of this movie. I've also seen Brat Pack movies more times than I can count..."Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles," etc. I've seen "When a Man Loves a Woman" with Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan often. Good movie, but a little depressing, as it's about an alcoholic who pulls her life together. I also used to love "Sleeping with the Enemy" and "Point of No Return".

Other favorites...

You've Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
A Christmas Story (I've had my family suffer for years watching this with me. TBS has a 24 hour marathon every year, and always it -- sometimes more than once)
When Harry Met Sally
Hope Floats
Mystic Pizza
Say Anything

Guilty pleasures...ABC Family Channel and the occasional Hallmark Hall of Fame movies

It's weird, I don't tend to read a book more than once but I could watch the same movie over and over again if I like it.
 

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My favourite of all time has got to be ''The Princess Bride''. The scene where the Bishop says ''mawiage'' instead of ''marriage'' a la Elmer Fudd is abosutely hilarious. And it also has the best sword fight scene in movie history!! The ultimate fairytale and you don''t have to be a kid to enjoy it. In fact, it''s better watching it as an adult because there''s a lot of humour in it that kids just won''t understand.

I also love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. We recently got a 60 inch plasma which was delivered in the morning - I watched the entire trilogy in one day! I know that''s wacko but I love the trilogy.

And lastly, The Mummy - mainly because of Brendan Fraser - OMG - he is delicious!!!!
 

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My list:

Gone with the Wind
Wizard of Oz
Back to the Future
Scarface
Little Mermaid (and pretty much all Disney movies)
The Hustler (love Paul Newman)
Black Stallion
The Labyrinth
Willow
National Velvet
The Jerk
Hysterical Blindness (an Uma Thurman movie that aired on HBO)
 

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The Lethal Weapon Movies (before I started to dislike Mel Gibson)

The original BW version of Pride and Prejudice.

Walk the Line. Most romantic proposal ever.

Goonies. I've seen it over fifty times and it still makes me laugh

Monsters Inc.

Little Mermaid ( I love the Seagull)

Ladyhawke

Much Ado about Nothing (Denzel, Emma Thompson, Keanu, Kenneth Branagh]

Frequency

I have really appreciated many dramas... but I'm not a drama type gal. I like movies that make me fee good. Good triumps over evil. The boy gets the girl....
 

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I also liked the first Lethal Weapon and really love most of the early Disney and some of the more current Pixar stuff too.

I also loved loved loved Ghost with Demi Moore and Private Benjamin is one of my all time favorite comedies...
 

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What fun! Here are some of mine....I''m sure Ill think of more

Schindler''s List
the Miracle worker
Gone with the Wind
It''s a Wonderful Life
My Fair Lady
Roman Holiday
To Kill a Mockingbird
Same Time Next Year
When Harry Met Sally
City Slickers
Star Wars
ET, the Exterrestrial
Something''s Got To Give
Pride and Prejudice....either BBC or latest one
Lady and the Tramp
Dumbo
Alien
 

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I would really have to give this some thought, but off the top of my head, Gone with the Wind and the Lord of the Rings movies would be in my top picks. My hubby loves It''s a Wonderful Life, Casa Blanca, Young Frankenstein, etc., and I like them a lot, too.

Most movies I go to are G rated because I mainly go with my kids!
 

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Gone With The Wind

Wuthering Heights

It''s A Wonderful Life

The Miracle Worker (original)

Pretty Woman

The Breakfast Club

To Kill A Mockingbird

Sybil

That''s all I can think of right now.
 

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OOPS! I meant ''Master and Commander, Far Side of the Earth''. Not ''Universe''. I''ve obviously been watching too much bad sci-fi with the BF.
 

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Thanks for all the great suggestions! keep ''em coming! I''m pretty surprised at how many classic movies you''ve all recommended that it occurs to me I''ve never seen! Wuthering Heights being number 1. ''
 

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I like a lot of the movies mentioned. No one has mentioned "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. So romantic!
 

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Ooohh, I love To Kill a Mockingbird and The Jerk. Very different movies to say the least, but really worth seeing!
 

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I also love Same Time Next Year and Pretty Woman...there are so many great films out there!
 

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I am Sam, with Sean Penn, Dakatota Fanning and Michelle Pfeifer.
 

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Date: 4/2/2007 8:25:30 PM
Author: Independent Gal
Thanks for all the great suggestions! keep ''em coming! I''m pretty surprised at how many classic movies you''ve all recommended that it occurs to me I''ve never seen! Wuthering Heights being number 1. ''
Oh, this is a MUST see! And have your kleenex handy.
 

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So I Married an Axe Murderer - seen at *least* 70 times... LOVE the soundtrack
Blast From the Past - seen at least 20 times also love love love the soundtrack

there are others, but those are THE two!!!
 

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The Wedding Singer
Mary Poppins
Bambi
Cinderella
Neopoleon Dynmite
A Beautiful Mind
Seabiscuit
Vertigo
Captin Correlli's Mandolin
Match stick Men
Lord of War
City of God
The Game
Bend it Like Beckham
Rear Window
Psycho
The Birds
The Bad Seed
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Roman Holiday
Little Women (old version) my absolute favorite; I could identify w/not wanting to become an adult like Jo when I was in my late teens
just to name a few
 

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I forgot about Seabisquit, definitely a good one.
 

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Like Water for Chocolate.
 

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Date: 4/2/2007 6:13:33 PM
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My favourite of all time has got to be 'The Princess Bride'. The scene where the Bishop says 'mawiage' instead of 'marriage' a la Elmer Fudd is abosutely hilarious. And it also has the best sword fight scene in movie history!! The ultimate fairytale and you don't have to be a kid to enjoy it. In fact, it's better watching it as an adult because there's a lot of humour in it that kids just won't understand.

I also love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. We recently got a 60 inch plasma which was delivered in the morning - I watched the entire trilogy in one day! I know that's wacko but I love the trilogy.

And lastly, The Mummy - mainly because of Brendan Fraser - OMG - he is delicious!!!!
As you wiiiiiish....
My all time favorite movie, too. And I always quote Mawiage. Mawaige is the cosumation...
Great movie; the funniest thing for me is that I think I was about 10 when this movie came out and I cried because I did not want to see it; I wanted to see Rocky V instead. Ha!

More movies I love:
Legally Blonde - Only the first one, as the other one was Meh.
Dirty Dancing - I can watch it over and over and over.
Bend it Like Bekham
Stepmom
Beaches
I recently saw the Illusionist and loved it
Really Any Tom Hanks movie as he is really one of the greatest actors of all times - Forrest Gump, Terminal, Castaway...
To Kill a Mockingbird
I really like Mean Girls
How to lose a guy in 10 days (Matthew Mcconaughey - Yum)
Sweet Home Alabama (Josh Lucas - Yum)
Raising Helen
Mermaids
Little Mermaid
The Punisher - Great comic book movie
Pulp Fiction (This reminds me to see Reservoir Dogs)
I am shocked that I did not see anyone mention Usual Suspects - I still must see this movie
I love twisted ending movies so: Go; Sliding Doors; The Butterfly Effect
The Departed is awesome
Sleepers - Love, Love, Love (Love Kevin Bacon)
The 6th Sense and Stir of Echoes are my two favorite "scary" movies
I really enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada
I forgot Pretty Woman...
and Matchstick Men and the Game, I agree with a PP above!!!!
 

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I also love quirky films like the Royal Tennebaums and Election and Rushmore...

Loved Devil Wears Prada

I loved Silence of the Lambs though it is creepy beyond...

Eddie Murphy's first films, LOVE Coming to America, Trading Places, 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop...

Love Sleepless in Seattle, love stories get me every time...

Pulp Fiction is a masterpiece and Natural Born Killers was great too...creepy.

the first Back to the Future was great...

Miracle on 34th Street is great during the holidays too...

Seabiscuit was lovely too, and who could forget Breakfast at Tiffany's? (I DID!)

What about To Catch a Thief and Mame, the one with Rosalind Russell? Love that, and I love Gyspy with her, and West Side Story and Forrest Gump...LOVE that one so much, so clever and well done...
 

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Most of my faves have already been mentioned.

GWTW
*Tequila* Mockingbird

Same Time Next Year was one I loved and hadn't thought of.

Lots of the "kiddie" movies are better as an adult. Little jokes that are meaningless to kids are a kewl hook for parents that HAVE to take the kiddies.

Lord of the Rings trilogy. That was our family "Christmas Movie" event for several years. Go watch the new in the theaters. Get last year's as a family Christmas gift.

Forrest Gump. They run it constantly on TV. I've seen it at least a hundred times. Doesn't matter where I come in, I can sit down and watch a bit or the rest. If I have to move onto something else, it's OK. I know how it goes.


Remember the Titans. Son played High School football. His Senior year, their team won the first ever State Championship in school history. Undefeated. The perfect 13-0 Season. Remember the Titans was the football movie of the Season. Every time we see it, we think of those wonderful 4 months.
 

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....thought of a couple more:

An Officer and a Gentleman

American President

Fatal Attraction

And how could we forget: Jaws!!!!!


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Oh man..

The Little Mermaid Say Anything
Stand by Me Bubble Boy
50 First Dates Tommy Boy and Black Sheep
Love Actually A Charlie Brown Xmas
The Wedding Singer Dumb and Dumber
The Fox and the Hound
Armageddon
Stranger than Fiction
Napoleon Dynamite
My Girl
You''ve Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
Wizard of Oz
Home Alone
Goonies
High Fidelity
40 Year Old Virgin


Apparently I''m not very picky with movies...
 

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HERES MY LIST.....

JUST MARRIED
PRINCESS BRIDE
ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE
DUMBO
MATCH POINT
ANCHOR MAN
MEN PREFER BLONDES
FINDING NEMO
10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
MISS CONGENIALITY
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS
OCEAN 11
OCEANS 12
SHOOTER
NAPLEON DYNOMITE
NACHO LIBRE
FAILURE TO LAUNCH
AND CINDERELLA
 

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I also loved some of these mentioned already

Fatal Attraction

Love Actually

An American President

Dead Poet's Society

Rocky

Harold and Maude

An Officer and a Gentleman
 
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