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Sun Jul 14, 2019, 11:50 AM

What's on your top ten list of movies? Your desert island favorites?

Ones good enough to own.

I'm up to eight. I'll post my list when I get to ten.

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Reply What's on your top ten list of movies? Your desert island favorites? (Original post)
bif Jul 2019 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 2019 #1
pangaia Jul 2019 #2
Thyla Jul 2019 #3
Glorfindel Jul 2019 #4
Zoonart Jul 2019 #5
Runningdawg Jul 2019 #6
sarge43 Jul 2019 #7
hunter Jul 2019 #8
bif Jul 2019 #12
mockmonkey Jul 2019 #9
Auggie Jul 2019 #10
bif Jul 2019 #11
Demsrule86 Jul 2019 #13
yellowdogintexas Jul 2019 #14
DesertRat Jul 2019 #15
dewsgirl Jul 2019 #16
bif Aug 2019 #17
Name removed Aug 2019 #18
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2019 #19

Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:16 PM

1. Here is my list.....

1) GLADIATOR
2. L.A.Confidential
3) Bohemian Rhapsody
4) A Bridge Over The River Kwai
5) Lawrence of Arabia
6) Lord of The Rings Trilogy (in Extended Edition)
7) Godfather Trilogy
8) Good Morning, Vietnam
9) The Agony and The Ecstacy
10) TITANIC

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:21 PM

2. STILL LIFE

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
RASHAMON
THE SEVEN SAMURAI
EASY RIDER
YOJIMBO, ETC ETC...

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:28 PM

3. In no particular order

Since the first poster is adding Trilogies
Star Wars
Jurassic Parks
Indiana Jones

The Big Lebowski
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
A Beautiful Mind
The Labyrinth
Stand by Me
John Carpenters The Thing
Monty Pythons The Holy Grail

That should keep me busy.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 12:47 PM

4. Tough question! I have two of them already, though.

Giant
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Cleopatra
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
The Ten Commandments
Samson and Delilah (Victor Mature, Hedy Lamarr)
Apocalypse Now
2001: A Space Odyssey
McKenna's Gold
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom*

*If trilogies are permitted, then also Raiders and Last Crusade.

I might possibly survive for a year with just these, but eventually I'd pine away for the Lord of the Rings movies and the Star Wars franchise.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:10 PM

5. in no particular order...

Goodfellas
The Hudsucker Proxy
Local Hero
Some LIke It Hot
Barry Lyndon
All About Eve
O Lucky Man
The Lion In Winter
Edward Scissorhands
inherit The Wind

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:20 PM

6. My top 10 in no order

A Clockwork Orange
The Last Samurai
GOTG
Pulp Fiction
Harold and Maude
Fight Club
Aliens
House Of Sand and Fog
The Blues Brothers
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 01:25 PM

7. Difficult to narrow to 10, but here goes

The General (Buster Keaton)
It Happened One Night
The Lady Eve
Shadow of a Doubt
Murder, My Sweet
The Day the Earth Stood Still (original)
Ben Hur (1959)
The Lion in Winter
My Favorite Year
LOTR

Alternate list
All Quite on the Western Front
Fort Apache
12 O'Clock High
Forbidden Planet
Young Frankenstein
Godfather 1&2
The Big Red One
Prince of Egypt
Dogma
The Avengers: Endgame


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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 02:43 PM

8. My wife and I eventually end up with DVDs of all our favorite movies and television programs.

We have hundreds of them.

Recently these are showing up in thrift stores, much as video cassettes once did when DVDs became the preferred video format.

Some we've bought at retail prices, sale prices or otherwise. Ten dollar or less DVDs catch my eye. DVDs fifteen dollars or more generally don't.

My own movie tastes are a bit darker than my wife's.

She did not enjoy Brazil or Repo Man. They are brilliant.

Movies we have in common are Galaxy Quest, the first three Indiana Jones, first three Star Wars, various Star Trek movies most importantly Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, The Wizard of Oz, Auntie Mame, the entire Harry Potter set (books and DVDs), all the MASH episodes, all the West Wing episodes, Firefly, Singing in the Rain...

Ooops, more than ten.

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Response to hunter (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:40 AM

12. My five star rating system

1. So bad you're embarrassed to tell anyone you saw it
2. Just so so
3. Decent. But not worth a second watching
4. Good enough to recommend and worth repeated viewings
5. Good enough to own

I was so pissed when Netflix got rid of their 5 star rating system and went with the stupid thumbs up or down.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:33 PM

9. These are the movies that I enjoy the most


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Harold and Maude
29th Street
Let It Ride
Defending Your Life
North by Northwest
The In-Laws (1979)
Catch-22
Parting Glances

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 04:19 PM

10. No trilogies:

The Godfather
The Godfather Part 2
Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
Dr. Strangelove
Animal House
Up in the Air
Top Hat
Singing in the Rain
The Sky’s the Limit

Wow - really weird list.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 06:35 AM

11. Mine. In random order.

2001: A Space Odyssey
This is Spinal Tap
Amaracord
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
The Way
The Station Agent
Local Hero
Garden State
My Dinner with Andre
Monty Python's Holy Grail

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Response to bif (Original post)

Mon Jul 15, 2019, 08:20 AM

13. I don't have a list yet...but I really enjoy muder mystery with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston

on Netflix...I also liked the Spy who dumped my...don't remember where I saw that ...either Netflix or Prime.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:53 PM

14. Mine also in no particular order


Victor, Victoria
The Princess Bride
Godfather 1 & 2
Better Off Dead
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Ghostbusters
Arsenic and Old Lace
Aladdin (animated)
Spirited Away

Not included but deadly obvious: All of the obvious trilogies and trilogies +

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Response to bif (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 07:33 PM

15. All the Christopher Guest movies

My very favorite is Best in Show.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Wed Jul 24, 2019, 12:28 PM

16. My list in no particular order.

Bridget Jones Diary
Titanic
American Beauty
The Departed
Forrest Gump
Walk the Line
Man on the Moon
Love Actually
The Family Stone
It's Complicated

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Response to bif (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 07:17 AM

17. I have to add "The Man From Earth" to the list.

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Fascinating movie no one's ever heard of. And "Mr. Nobody."

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 10:29 PM

19. Wow. Many of these movies listed were horrible to me.

Like couldn't even watch the whole thing horrible.

Thankfully, other people have better taste than I do. :

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