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Post by frmthhrt on Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:37 pm

In response to the "Inconceivable!" thread about the guy with the Princess Bride quote t-shirt...here is a spot to list your all time top ten (or more) must see movies. I'm not going to try to put mine in order of favouriteness ( Very Happy ...yes I can make up my own words!)

The Princess Bride. ...if you haven't seen it, what is wrong with you? Go, watch, now!
Wings of Desire...artsy subtitled German movie, but it has a dreamlike quality, and the most amazing cinematography...maybe #1.
Alien
What Dreams May Come life after death, the meaning of life, the meaning of love...a deep, sometimes dark, but amazing movie.
So I Married An Axe Murderer Mike Myers at his very best, before Austin Powers. A quirky love story with beat poets...gotta love it!
I Heart Huckabees Existential detectives. Need I say more? Comedy. Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin
They Live Rowdy Roddy Piper. Shades of "1984", fighting aliens, but pretty funny too.
Cry Freedom Heart wrenching story of Steven Biko, S. African anti-apartheid activist, and a white journalist that exposed his murder
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Seven Years In Tibet because I love the book (highly recommend!), and because it was a brave try by Brad Pitt, and David Thewliss!
Silverado Epic Western. Reminds me of the Princess Bride for some reason...Kevin Kline is amazing.
A Fish Called Wanda
Waking Ned Devine
Joe vs the Volcano the original Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie...quirky and funny...kinda fantasy.
Groundhog Day
Shaun of the Dead best zombie movie ever. Comedy.


I have a few more, but those are a good start. If you don't know them, IMDB.com is your friend, or ask me.
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Post by frmthhrt on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:33 pm

I am a fan of quirky little indie movies, great romances, and yes, B movies...so I am going to add a couple of the quirky ones, and some that are not well known...and if it's a B movie, I may warn you...lol

One Week Joshua Jackson of Fringe fame is a man diagnosed with cancer, who ignores treatment for a motorcycle trip across Canada
Sweet November Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron
Who Loves the Sun
Hero Jet Li
Wild At Heart Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern
The Island
A River Runs Through It
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Post by Zen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:41 pm

Needs a Jackie Chan movie

Also dun forget LOTR movies and Pirates of Carribean 1-3 xD

Hmm what else ugh
Indiana Jones!
Lion King
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Post by Reamsie on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:29 pm

Ok, here is some of mine:

Singing In the Rain (what can I say-massive Gene Kelly Crush since I was 5)
Princess Bride - definitely
Star Wars (can I get away with only the first three? Sorry Ewan you were the only thing I loved about the others Very Happy )
Die Hard (the first one)
Mrs. Winterbourne (too cute)
Waitress (frmthhrt if you like quirky B movies you have got to watch this one)
10 things I Hate About You (Heath at his cutest)
Hello Dolly! (come on Barbara Streisand and Michael Crawford in the same movie!)
Angel and the Badman (only John Wayne I like)
Night of the Hunter (Robert Mitchum uber creepy, poor Shelly Winters)
The One (my Jet Li pick although I do like a lot of his other movies)

And it's no secret I like me the Asian cinema:
Koizora (Japanese movie, subtitles, boxes of tissues)
Addicted (Korean-subtitles-Lee Byung Hun and all I can say is WOW)


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Post by Zen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:44 pm

I also like Jet Li's Fearless

Dun forget like Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky and ugh Nightmare before Christmas.
plus Edward Scissor Hands
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
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Post by frmthhrt on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:50 pm

okay Zen, if we are going there...
My Neighbor Totoro (pretty much anything Miyazaki did)
Monsters Inc

lol

and Reamsie I will have to check out "Waitress"...and as a huge fan of Ewan and Liam, I liked the last three Star Wars. LOL

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Post by Zen on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:54 pm

XD I haven't Seen Tortoro, is it cutesy or like Howl's Moving Castle?

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Post by Nucky on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:13 pm

Back To The Future Trilogy - probably my all-time fav, even with the gaping hole in Part II (Upon returning to 2015 after stealing the time machine, Biff would have ended up in the alternate 2015, not back in the same timeline Doc and Marty were in)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Almost any Kevin Smith movie
Rock and Rule
American Pop - like the above Rock and Rule, a rock and rollish cartoon of the early 80s
Almost Famous
Labyrinth
Vanishing Point (1971) - Avoid the awful 1997 remake at all costs. It misses the point of the original completely.

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Post by frmthhrt on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:30 pm

Totoro is a bit more cutesy, but it is still great.
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Post by Alethia on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:52 pm

frmthhrt wrote:Totoro is a bit more cutesy, but it is still great.

Yep it is..Smile
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Post by Zen on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:48 am

Alethia wrote:
frmthhrt wrote:Totoro is a bit more cutesy, but it is still great.

Yep it is..Smile

Ok I'ma try to find it! XD
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