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the_Somalian
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Mine are:

Amadeus
Dark City
Vertigo
The Seven Samurai
Being John Malkovich
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

What are yours? =)

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Too many to mention. But, Follow me Boys! with Fred McMurry has to be right up there.
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Mine probably changes depending on my mood, but looking at my dvd collection, and based mostly on which ones I can watch at pretty much any time without the slightest hint of boredom, and which can still give me goosebumps or swells of emotion after countless viewings, or just a damn good laugh when I'm in a crap mood:

Shawshank Redemption
The Big Lebowski
Forrest Gump
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Matrix
Master and Commander

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Tampopo
The Princess Bride
Turtles Can Fly
Blade Runner
Three Seasons
The Neverending Story

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Lisa
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If I absolutely had to trim it down to 6? Wow... that's hard. And probably would depend on my mood.

In no particular order (and leaving out TV movies or tie-ins):

Gross Point Blank
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Leon (The Professional)
The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
The Breakfast Club
12 Monkeys

It's killing me to have to leave off things like The Blues Brothers and Animal House and The Family Man and Better Than Chocolate, but if I'm absolutely limited to 6, that's got to be them.

(I think, looking at my list, that I also managed not to have any overlapping actors. Strange...)

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Yours, Mine, Ours
Spirited Away
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
I Was A Male War Bride
The Princess Mononoke
Waiting For Guffman

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I think my movie choices are going to be just a tad different than most of you high IQ scoring hatrack folk, but here goes:

Unbreakable
Moulin Rouge
The Terminal
Cinema Paradiso
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder)

If anyone asks my favorite movie, one or all of these will be stated.

I love movies.

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Star Wars Episode 1.
Star Wars Episode 2.
Star Wars Episode 3.
Star Wars Episode 4.
Star Wars Episode 5.
Star Wars Episode 6.

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Terminator
Terminator 2
Bourne Identity
Bourne Supremacy
Bourne Ultimatum

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Gone with the Wind
Terminator 2
Aliens
Fight Club
Star Wars (I am lumping Ep. 4-6 as one)
Lord of the Rings (again, lumping them all together)

Yep, that about covers my favorite movies of all time.

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Man for All Seasons
To Kill a Mockingbird
Singin' in the Rain
Cool Hand Luke
From Here to Eternity
Shawshank Redemption

Very Honorable Mention:
Chariots of Fire
East of Eden
Enchanted April
Glory
The Hustler
Lord of the Rings
Strictly Ballroom
West Side Story
Whale Rider

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The Philadelphia Story
An American in Paris
Top Hat
Natural Born Killers
Heathers
Duck Soup

Yikes that was hard.

Honorable Mention:
Singin' in the Rain
Y tu mama tambien
Pretty in Pink
Willow
The Muppets Take Manhattan
Labyrinth
Star Wars (Episodes 4-6)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
West Side Story
The Blues Brothers
Bringing Up Baby

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Fight Club
Good Will Hunting
The Matrix
Monty Python: Holy Grail
Space Balls

This is all I can come up right now that I could watch over and over again and never get sick of.

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My top five, as of five years ago ran as follows:

Amadeus
Gosford Park
The Empire Strikes Back
Gladiator
Lord of the Rings (also lumping them as one)

If I had to pick now, I think my top six would run thusly:

Amadeus
Gosford Park
Stardust
The Pianist
Gladiator
Hot Fuzz

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Tough one- I have my top 3 narrowed down because that comes up often enough.

The Godfather
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Shawshank Redemption

Those are my top three; that's easy because they are so far above everything else and therefore are distinguishable.

and depending on my mood the 2nd half of my top 6.
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Thank You for Smoking
V for Vendetta.

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In no particular order:

The King and I
Planet of the Apes (original)
1776
Aladdin
28 Days Later
Lagaan

So that's four musicals (two traditional, one animated, one bollywood), a sci-fi classic, and a zombie flick.

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Mmm.

And in no particular order:

Bladerunner
Passport to Pimlico
The Incredibles
El Milagro de P. Tinto
Ice Cold in Alex
Groundhog Day

I could add more, but those are my Desert Island picks.

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Major League
V for Vendetta
Love Actually
The Matrix
Miracle
Lord of the Rings

Honorable Mention:
Garden State
300
Batman Begins
The Mummy
Oceans 11
Star Wars
Star Trek: First Contact
Transformers
Independence Day
Hitch
Rocky I,II,IV, and VI

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At the moment I can do a definitive top 5. It gets murkier after that.

Blue Velvet
The Graduate
Natural Born killers
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Wizard of Oz

Edited to add sixth film:

Children of Men

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TL
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Wait a minute. I'm not the only one going for Natural Born Killers? That is awesome and crazy. Luet, I salute you.
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The Shawshank Redemption
Cry, the Beloved Country
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day-Lewis version. I wanted to be Madeline Stowe when I was a kid.)
A Little Princess (the one Cuaron directed)
Mulan

I fully expect to be the only person who even liked Bagger Vance. It's ok. My sister and I like it enough for everyone.

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These are my go to sleep movies lately. I play them back in my head and I'm usually out in 5. I pick up the next night at the last thing I remember.

Groundhog Day
Gone with the Wind
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
The Matrix
So I married an Ax Murderer
Terminator 2

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Seven Samurai
The Empire Strikes Back
Noises Off
The Shawshank Redemption
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Shakespeare in Love

Edited to add an honorable mention:

The Last Temptation of Christ

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Fight Club
Office Space
LOTR Return of the King
Brave Heart
Saving Private Ryan

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quote:
Originally posted by AvidReader:
I fully expect to be the only person who even liked Bagger Vance. It's ok. My sister and I like it enough for everyone.

I liked Bagger Vance. It's nowhere near my top six, but I liked it.
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Casablanca
The Big Red One
The Call of Cthulhu
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A Clockwork Orange

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quote:
I liked Bagger Vance. It's nowhere near my top six, but I liked it.
Hooray! I sometimes feel like my sister and I were the only ones who liked it at all. Everyone wants to see Matt Damon play the hero in Private Ryan. No one wants to see him deal with the aftermath.

I think the idea of what it costs a man to be a hero is way more interesting than what it takes to be a hero.

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The Philadelphia Story
LOTR
Groundhog Day
To Kill a Mockingbird
Princess Bride
It's a Wonderful Life

Guess I'm pretty much a Pollyana. I think I'm getting a little tired of Groundhog Day, so I might switch that out for say, The Mission or Serenity or Silverado or The Fugitive or something.

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I am amused by how well Groundhog's Day stands up to repeated viewings. [Smile]
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^That's what makes it brilliant. =)
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Serenity
A Beautiful Mind
City of Lost Children
Shawshank Redemption
Groundhog Day
Regarding Henry

Although sometimes Groundhog Day gets a little repetitive sometimes.

Honorable Mention: Simply Irresistible. What a dumb move, and yet...

Edit:
And how could I forget Lost in Translation? Six just isn't enough.

[ May 28, 2008, 09:51 PM: Message edited by: Avatar300 ]

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Evil Dead II
The Big Lebowsky
Midnight Cowboy
Visitor Q
The Wicker Man (1)
Solaris (1)

Honorable Mentions ):
Snow Cake
Starting Over
Charisma

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sylvrdragon
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quote:
Although sometimes Groundhog Day gets a little repetitive sometimes.
I see what you did there.
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Ben Hur
Zulu
The Graduate
Singin' in the Rain
Open Range
Remember that Night: David Gilmour Live at the Albert Hall (hah,not a movie, but what a concert!)

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Angels in America
Empire Records
Pirates of the Caribbean
MirrorMask
Jesus Christ Superstar
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

I think. Those aren't my desert island movies, but I think they are my most favorite movies. In that I pretty much always feel like watching them.

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Well, it changes often, but today:

A Boy and his Dog (every male should see this. [Big Grin] )
2001: A Space Odyssey
Blade Runner
Highlander
The Empire Strikes Back
A Clockwork Orange

[ May 29, 2008, 05:10 PM: Message edited by: Achilles ]

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1. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
2. The Emperor's New Groove
3. Fight Club
4. The Jerk
5. The Muppet Movie
6. 12 Monkeys

Honorable Mentions:

Every other movie I own. *shrugs* I only buy movies I really like...

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Excellent! Fyfe, you have unleashed the soundtrack of JC Superstar into my brain...

*runs off humming
"If you are the Christ, yes,
the great Jesus Christ,
prove to me that you're no fool,
walk across my swimming pool..."

[Big Grin]

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Oh excellent! I've actually had I Dance with the Wolves stuck in my head for the past many days, but now that you have mentioned Herod, that will be a good replacement.

But what is truth? Is truth unchanging law?

*hums*

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Princess Bride
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Chasing Amy
Grosse Point Blank
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Fight Club

Honorable Mentions:
Dead Poets Society
Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail
Blazing Saddles
Pulp Fiction
Snatch
Spanglish
Tombstone
The Usual Suspects
and many more

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quote:
Originally posted by Fyfe:
Oh excellent! I've actually had I Dance with the Wolves stuck in my head for the past many days, but now that you have mentioned Herod, that will be a good replacement.

But what is truth? Is truth unchanging law?

*hums*

"You have murdered me."
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My husband and I enjoyed LotR--we have it on a seperate shelf and call it "The Precious"--but what I really enjoy are the making-of documentaries included with the movies. I've watched THAT more than I've watched the movies themselves.
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Brazil
Blade Runner
Drowning By Numbers
Angels and Insects
(Hmm, I guess I like the films that are so complicated you can see them five times and still see new things every time.)
Simpler films I also love:
Dead Poets' Society
The Breakfast Club
American Beauty
The Princess Bride
Sneakers
The Sting

I know, I know, that's more than six. Sorry. [Razz]

(edited to add the last two on the list)

[ June 01, 2008, 09:22 PM: Message edited by: martha ]

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Instead of my six favorite, I'm going to go with six movies that I think are great that probably aren't on anyone's top six list.... though I see someone mentioned one above:

Edit: Sneakers (belongs at the top of the list of underrated movies)
Young Sherlock Holmes
Silverado
61*
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Better Off Dead
Real Genius

and in theaters now, Speed Racer (yes, I absolutely loved it)

[ May 31, 2008, 09:51 AM: Message edited by: Jim-Me ]

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