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    Casablanca and any Bond movie....(love the Bond toys)...want em all......
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    Drama - Sophie's Choice

    Anamation - Toy Story

    Tear jerker - Sophie's choice

    Moral - Zoolander - the moral is that you can die fooling around at the gas pump. It's a crazy, wacky movie that appeals to my sense of humor and is one of my favorites.


    About Sophie's Choice...it's the best and worst movie I've ever seen. Meryl Streep is beyond fabulous with her acting in it.
    It effected me more than any movie ever. Sometimes I wish I could "unsee" it. It's a testament to man's cruelty to man, choices that last forever, courage, strength, morality and despair. I guess I'm glad I saw it but I would never watch it again, it shook me up that much.
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    Favorite films: what are yours?

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    Drama: Sugar Hill. A great little story about surviving in NYC, with Wesley Snipes.

    Animation: Bambi. A timeless classic, great for kids.

    Sappy: Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day. Not a tear-jerker; sappy all the way. A witty, well-written story from a book out of the 1930's. With Francis McDormand, Ciaran Hinds, Amy Adams.

    Tear-jerker: Brian's Song (1971). A "sports" film, yes, but it's about dying young and the impact it has on relationships. With James Caan, Billy Dee Williams.

    Morality Tale: Dr. Strangelove. About the perils and insanity of MAD/nuke warfare, and wickedly funny. With Peter Sellers, George C. Scott.

    Comedy: State & Main. About the lunacy of getting a film made. A David Mamet "play," well-written. Great ensemble cast.
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    1. Drama: Secondhand Lions - has it all... comedy, pathos, drama.
    2. Animation:Avatar - Good story and GREAT graphics.
    3. Sappy/Tear-jerker:Ghost - Great love story.
    4. Morality Tale:Big Jake - Moral of the story... Don't mess with John Wayne!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    What are your favorite big-screen (or television) movies? Let's keep it to a few simple categories. For each category, list one film. If you're willing, indicate why you like it so much.

    Hopefully we'll get a few that folks haven't thought of, or heard of in awhile, to help those who might be looking for a good film to watch.

    1. Drama.

    2. Animation/cartoon.

    3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story.

    4. Cautionary/Morality tale.


    1. The Patriot (Mel Gibson), 300, Sin City

    2. The Original X-Men series

    3. Taking Chance

    4. X-Men Christmas episode (featuring the Morlocks)
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    1. Drama: Shawshank Redemption
    2. Animation: Cars- usually a few times a day with the kids...
    3. Sappy/Tear-jerker:I am struggling with this one.
    4. Morality Tale:To Kill A Mockingbird - I have lots of favs, but this one is near the top. Probably the closest book to film representation I can think of
    5.Comedy: Blazing Saddles, History of the World Part One, Best in Show, Spinal Tap, Airplane, TOO MANY TO LIST!!!!
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    1. Drama. Star Wars (IV-VI) Some might not think of this as drama, but it truly is an epic space drama. Love, hate, battle for good and evil. Could also be morality tale

    2. Animation/cartoon. The Emporer's New Groove (Kronk is hillarious)

    3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story. I don't cry

    4. Cautionary/Morality tale. Lord of the Rings (trilogy) Most people may not see it for the deeper meaning, but it is packed full of morality and cultural/spiritual lessons if you look into the book and history of Tolkien and Middle Earth.

    To add a second, Gattaca is a great story about prejudice and the moral ambiguity of technology and genetic engineering, not to mention the triumph of the human spirit.
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    Drama: The Quiet Man

    Animated: I'm sure there are some good ones, but I can't name any.

    Sappy: I don't do "Sappy", so I'll do Comedy instead: Evolution

    Cautionary/Morality: Mad Max
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    1: Hero ( with Jet Li)
    2: Rango
    3. Sniper (with Tom Berringer)
    4: remake of 3:10 to Yuma

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