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monarch64

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My faves, without reading through this thread and trying to be un-influenced by other posts:

Wizard of Oz (forever and ever, DH too)

Gone With the Wind

E.T.

Meet the Parents

To Kill a Mockingbird (but the book was better)

The Neverending Story (book was also better, waaaaay better)

The Princess Bride (maybe because I dated a guy named Wes, lol, but it is a fabulous movie!)

Ronin (best action film I''ve ever seen, loved the cars and the girl made it so much better)

That''s it!
 

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ETA: shut Up. Reading back through the thread now, I realize I left a lot of my favorites out, but at least I know I was speaking from sort of the top of my mind''s absolute favorites when I first made my list! Yowsa! I left out sooooo many great films! Oh well...y''all did a great job of covering the classics for me anyway, LOL!
 

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Adding to my list:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The man is the head of the household... but the woman is the neck!!!

I love Forest Gump too. Can sit down to it at any point, and am always happy that I did.

Toy Story.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC. I'm such a sap.



... and, I say this is guilt because well, it's really not a GREAT movie... The Rundown. OMG I laughed until I hurt. Then I laughed some more. Also with guilt... and again a laugh till it hurts... Johnny English. Um... You, Me and Dupree and The Wedding Crashers fall into this catagory as well. Oh... and The Itallian Job was really good. Oh and the TombRaider movies are good.

Although I've started to REALLY dislike Christopher Walkin... he's in ever other movie I see.

Drama favorites:
Sleepers
Braveheart
Shindler's List

My fiance's favorites:

Star Wars
Batman (Micheal Keaton)
Batman Begins (except for Katie Holms... she won't be in the next one!)
Spiderman
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Field of Dreams
Goodfellas
The Godfather
Jaws
Snatch
Forest Gump
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Doors
 

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Mine are mostly foreign and independant films and oldies but goodies

Babette''s Feast (Dutch)
Cinema Paradiso (Italian)
The Usual Suspects
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Step Into Liquid
(documentary about surfing)
Tampopo (Japanese)
Shower (Chinese)
In the Mood for Love (Chinese)
Chunking Express (Chinese)
 

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First 10 I thought of, not necessarily in order of preference (and some of these are not current at all):

O Brother, Where Art Though
Road to Wellville (very irreverent, and don't see it with people you aren't extremely comfortable with)
When Harry Met Sally
Brainstorm
Real Genius
I, Robot
Pride and Prejudice (the recent one)
Willow
All the Star Trek movies (yes, I'm a Trekkie
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Of course, Star Wars

ETA: I LOVED The Devil Wears Prada, and who could forget ET and Raiders of the Lost Ark??? Oh, well, I'm sure I'll think of more. There are some movies on this thread I'm reminded to see!
 

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Mine are:
West Side Story
Scarface (1983)
The Great Gatsby
Titanic
Philadelphia Story
The African Queen
Bringing Up Baby
El Amor Brujo
My Dinner With Andre
Waterworld
Gladiator
Fiddler on the Roof
 

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Wow Iceprincess - You have two of my all time favorites listed...Kiss of the Spiderwoman and the Usual Suspects.

Kiss of the Spiderwoman - Raul Julia and William Hurt. Just AMAZING movie. AMAZING.

The Usual Suspects

Sex, Lies, and Videotape - Love it!

Hustle and Flow - Didn''t expect to love it, but I totally did!

American Beauty

Babe - yeah, the pig movie. Hey, it was nominated for a best picture Oscar! It rocks!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert - movie about three drag queen traveling through the australian desert! Faboo!

Brokeback Mountain - really good acting and soooo sad.

Friends with Money - Jennifer Anniston, Kathryn Keener, Francis McDormand and Joan Cusack. Great acting, great story. Loved it!

I''m also a total documentary hound. Because really, documentaries are high-brow reality tv. And netflix has TONS of them. Here are my faves so far:

A State of Mind - MUST SEE. About two young gymnasts in North Korea. Amazing. The film makers had unprecedented access to the these girls'' homes, families, etc. Just amazing film.

The 7 up series - DOcumentary maker interviewed 12 seven year olds in the 60s. and then interviewed them every seven years following - at 15, 21, 28, 35, 42, and 49. The most recent edition is 49 and Up. Just amazing to watch and really really engrossing.

Also, Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room. Crazy documentary about what the Enron guys did.

Walmart, the high cost of low price - great documentary. I will NEVER shop at walmart again.

Born into Brothels is also really powerful.

Hoop Dreams, Country Boys, Bowling for COlumbine and Grey Gardens are a couple other killer documentaries. I highly recommend them all!
 

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Chocolat
Big Fish
Arthur
Love Actually
Count of Monte Cristo
American Psycho
Meet Joe Black
Age of Innocence
Shaun of the Dead
 

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pretty woman
hope floats
blow
enemy of the state
forrest gump
the firm
seven
cocktail
disney cartoons - peter pan, little mermaid, cinderella, etc...

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wow - so tough!!

all time favs:
usual suspects
lord of the rings trilogy
PRINCESS BRIDE! yes - we watch this at LEAST every other month. Have fun storming the castle!!!

current movies that I liked:
comedy
Anchorman. ahhhh too funny. Baxter? Is that you? Bark twice if you are in Milwaukee!! (probably only funny to us Wisconsinites)
the life aquatic
tennenbaums

drama / mystery / sci fi:
Children of Men - great!! and looking at Clive Owen is not bad at all....
The Machinist - Christian Bale looking super gross and totally making this movie work.
Dark City - oooo Rufus Sewel. dark creepy atmosphere -- loved it
Batman - the new one Christian Bale
lost in translation
bottle rocket -- ka KAW ka KAW!
walk the line - powerful movie!
the new bond movie
layer cake -- saw this before the new bond - has the same actor and made me believe that he could actually pull off the bond movie.

guilty pleasures:
legally blond
13 going on 30 (i''ve got a soft spot for Jen Garner and Mark Ruffalo)
the other movie with Mark Ruffalo and Reese - where she is a ghost-ish ?
Sliding Doors - with Gwenyth Paltrow - who I don''t really like, but is kind of charming in this movie - interestng concept!


movies I just saw that I LOVE LOVE LOVED!
Pan''s Labyrinth -- super dark fairy tale like story - definitely NOT for children - such great visual movie - great story - great actors. As long as you can stand reading subtitles (it''s in spanish).

300 - full of gore but great story, great actors, great visuals. Loved that the main female character was strong and not the wimpy damsel in distress -- plus 300 super hot bod men running around in underwear the whole movie? I can get on board with that!



Yikes that''s a BIG list (and so totally not complete) -- and a lot of my favorites seem to revolve around what guy is in the lead role. hmmmmmm
 

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hmm i really had to do a lot of thinking for this...lol...

Anne of Green Gables (love the movies and the books, hence the SN)
Love Actually
The Wedding Singer(musical was amazing too!!)
Sleeping Beauty
My Dog Skip (sooo sad but so good)
Turner and Hooch
The Butterfly Effect
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (sooo amazing)
Anastasia (i''ve watched this so many times, i''ve memorized it)
Romeo and Juliet (Leo version ::swoons
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I think the Wedding Singer is funny too.

Hubby loves Caddyshack, I am not as much of a fan but it is funny.

I loved these movies called Secondhand Lions and the Sandlot, both are fun family films and are quite good, different from eachother but great in their own way...

There are so many amazing films, and I really love silly comedies too...I loved Overboard with Goldie Hawn though it is not a great movie by any means!
 

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There really are too many to remember. John mentioned a great one, The Shawshank Redemption.

And a commercial last night reminded me of one of my all time faves, can't believe I forgot it. The Big Chill. EXCELLENT sound track too.
 

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Date: 4/4/2007 8:28:50 AM
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There really are too many to remember. John mentioned a great one, The Shawshank Redemption.

And a commercial last night reminded me of one of my all time faves, can''t believe I forgot it. The Big Chill. EXCELLENT sound track too.
TSR is hubby''s favorite movie. and funny, we just watched the big chill monday night. first time either of us had seen it.
 

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One of hubby''s favorites was on last night, Cool Hand Luke. It has a fairly star studded cast, including Paul Newman, who reminded me of another absolute great film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

While I generally don''t like shoot em up movies, this one is an exception. I suppose the two main characters, Paul Newman and Robert Redford don''t hurt.
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But really, it has great writing and cinematography as well.

IMO, RR never looked better than at this point in his life. Lord.
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Of course, PN is nothing to sneeze at either.
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Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
Braveheart
Lord of the Rings
Robin Hood, Men in Tights (I smile just thinking about it)
Monty Python (pick a movie. they are all wonderful. Holy Grail is my favorite though)
The Way We Were
Breakfast at Tiffany''s
A Christmas Story
Breakfast Club
The Neverending Story (i watched this movie constantly when i was little... my mother now hates it)
The Princess Bride (same guy in it as Robin Hood, and it''s got Andre the Giant!!)
AI... i can''t watch this movie as i cry most of the way through it, but it''s so good!
Willow (love love love this movie!)
Snatch (but not as good as Lock, Stock..)
Shaun of the dead (heehee)

I really really really need to see Pan''s Labyrinth. There is another one that I can''t remember the name of right now, it''s a European film and is about this girl who gets trapped in her own artwork as an escape from the pain of her sick mother. It''s like she has two personalities, and there is the "real" world, and her "art" world. Her anger and hate end up locking her in the artwork and she has to fight to get out... all of her friends betray her. It''s absolutely wonderful cinematography. It''s a very simple plot line but absolutely beautiful to watch. I will try and remember the name of it...

*M*
 

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Blazing Saddles???

Many classics mentioned. I''ll too mention some not seen:

Monty Python & the Holy Grail
Dead Poets Society
Amadeus
Stalag 17
most any run of the mill Godzilla movie
Song of Bernadette
 

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I thought of another movie I really love that hasn''t been mentioned (I think): Driving Miss Daisy.

Oh, and is there something wrong with me that I''ve always loved "Tremors"??? I always watch it when it is rerun, and I always laugh. Weird, huh?


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Date: 4/8/2007 8:25:42 PM
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I thought of another movie I really love that hasn''t been mentioned (I think): Driving Miss Daisy.
Great one.
 

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Here's some favorites...some of these others already posted too!

Gone with the Wind
Wizard of Oz
Emma
Princess Bride
Pretty Woman
Weird Science
Real Genius
Clueless
Legally Blonde
The Mummy & The Mummy Returns
Heat
Casino
Mean Girls
Zoolander
Signs
Terminator
Van Wilder
The Village
Sixth Sense
Chocolate
Star Wars (original ones)
Raiders of the Lost Ark series
Can't Buy me Love
Short Circuit
The Neverending Story
Batman (with Michael Keaton and then Val Kilmer)
The Bourne Identity
Oceans Eleven
The Italian Job

Some recent funny B-types we saw and thought were good entertainment during the summer months:
The Fog
The Cave
House of Wax
 

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Mara: How could I forget the Mummy and the Mummy Returns?! Shame on me!

Another one: The Gods Must be Crazy 2. It is set in Africa and the main character is a Bushman named X!ao (he''s actually a bushman who speaks no English), and it''s about two Americans who get lost in the plains of Africa. Hilarious! My grandma and I would watch this every week when I was little. It''s one of those movies where peoples lives intersect to create great comedy, and just a hilarious story.

*M*
 

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Oh another one I love...The Milagro Beanfield War. LOVE the pig!!!

poptart i LOVE the mummy movies...i have seen them each like 20 times at least!

oh and someone else mentioned Coming to America and Eddie Murphy's old movies, totally agree. i really love a lot of the movies made in the 80's...total memory value! Desperately Seeking Susan..anyone remember that?!
 

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my cousin vinny
it makes me crack up every time i watch it... my biological clock is TICKING LIKE THIS... marissa tomei is hysterical.
 

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My absolute favorite movie is probably A Man For All Seasons with Paul Scofield.
On a totally different note, for the sheer fun of it I love The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) with Errol Flynn.

Another one I thought of too is The Luck of the Irish (1948) with Tyrone Power. Little known but a really cute movie. Also The Quiet Man with John Wayne is great fun.

(Can you tell I like older movies?)
 

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SDL! Send that book! What are you waiting for?!? In my profession, we get critiqued all the time and I used to be mortified by it and want to hide in a closet. Then I realized that critique is the way that we improve our work. Think ''suggestions!'' not ''critique''! Think ''aren''t I lucky to be getting all this helpful feedback!''

But also think of all those poor kiddies who are being deprived of your no doubt totally awesome book because you haven''t sent it to a publisher.

Why not try? The worst that can happen is that the publisher turns it down and it''s still only something your kids get to enjoy. But that''s the case at the moment (I mean, that only your kids are enjoying it). So I guess you''ve got nothing to lose! and if you get good suggestions (aka critique) maybe you''ll even find it interesting nad useful?
 

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Date: 4/10/2007 6:39:38 PM
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SDL! Send that book! What are you waiting for?!? In my profession, we get critiqued all the time and I used to be mortified by it and want to hide in a closet. Then I realized that critique is the way that we improve our work. Think 'suggestions!' not 'critique'! Think 'aren't I lucky to be getting all this helpful feedback!'

But also think of all those poor kiddies who are being deprived of your no doubt totally awesome book because you haven't sent it to a publisher.

Why not try? The worst that can happen is that the publisher turns it down and it's still only something your kids get to enjoy. But that's the case at the moment (I mean, that only your kids are enjoying it). So I guess you've got nothing to lose! and if you get good suggestions (aka critique) maybe you'll even find it interesting nad useful?
I agree SDL. I bet it is FAB! Turn it in! May favorite thing to say to myself is "What is the worst they can say?!?!" If they don't like it (doubtful)
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then you are back where you began and at least you tried. I think you should do it!!!
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I bet it is awesome.
 

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I love the movie Chances Are with Cybil Shepherd and I love Broadcast News with William Hurt and Albert Brooks.
 

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My are pretty stock standard but with a few quirky ones thrown in. So here goes
Breakfast at tiffany's
To Kill a Mocking Bird
The Way we Were
The Graduate
Room with a View
Rainman
Pulp Fiction
The Piano
Ferris Bueller' s Day Off
Love Actually
Mouln Rouge
This is Spinal Tap
Muriel's Wedding
Mrs Doubtfire
Austin Power's (The first one)
I love the Seven Up series too
 

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I thought of more, but many are already listed.

A few more,...........

Color Purple
Ghost
Dirty Dancin'' (the original with Patrick Swayze)
Out of Africa
 
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