Favorite films: what are yours?
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Yes, once was enough:
About Sophie's Choice ...it's the best and worst movie I've ever seen. ...
November 29th, 2012 04:16 PM
After reading all of the above, you're all correct!
Yes, once was enough:
Other top Streep movies that are high on my list somewhere Out of Africa is wildly gorgeous and despairingly private and personal. The Deer Hunter as the most intense movie I never want to see again and I want to see it again.........and Mama Mia as the stupidest..........
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.
And Citizen Kane and Cape Fear with DeNiro
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November 29th, 2012 04:22 PM
1. Drama. John Adams
2. Animation/cartoon. Animal Farm
3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story. Bicentennial Man
4. Cautionary/Morality tale. Atlas Shrugged I & II
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November 29th, 2012 06:54 PM
Originally Posted by Jeanlouise
For those who are in the "saw it once / loved it / tough to see it again" crowd, with Sophie's Choice, here are a couple others along the same vein that might float your boat: America, America (1963, Elia Kazan directed); and a modern rendition of the same topic, Ararat (2002). They're both about the Armenian genocide in 1915. Both films are a bit on the tough side to watch, but well-made and poignant.
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November 29th, 2012 07:21 PM
Heat and Braveheart
The opening scene of Courageous was one that definitely hit home with me.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
November 29th, 2012 07:24 PM
Geesh....this is hard to believe....no one liked Debbie does Dallas but me I guess................
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November 29th, 2012 07:27 PM
Yep, all the choices wrapped up in one.
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November 29th, 2012 07:43 PM
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
November 29th, 2012 07:59 PM
Ohhh, yeah...Atlas Shrugged I was great! I haven't seen II yet but I want to. I hear the cast is different but still very good.
Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy
November 29th, 2012 08:00 PM
Smokey and the Bandit
The Wild Geese
The Dogs of War
November 29th, 2012 10:31 PM
Stalingrad, Blade Runner, Clint Eastwoods ENTIRE movie catalog, a ton of 80's movies and comedies. I dunno its really hard to pick it down to a list. I have probably watched "The Thing" from John Carpenter alot and most of the 80's/90's zombie horror films. I watch alot of obscure stuff that never gets put into the big screen so most people have no clue on what I watch.
November 29th, 2012 10:38 PM
Drama - Oh how to choose? Godfather I, Shawshank, Strangers on a Train
Animated - Toy Story
Tearjerker - Pride of the Yankees or Lassie Come home (we had a collie when I was a kid)
Morality - tough one but maybe A Few Good Men
My own category - Anything with Grace Kelly in it. What a beautiful woman she was.
November 29th, 2012 10:46 PM
1. Drama: The Passion of the Christ
2. Animation/cartoon: Monsters, Inc
3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story. I don't do these, sorry.
4. Cautionary/Morality tale. Blazing Saddles (seriously: it was all about bigotry, though from a low junior-high level)
5. Comedy: The Princess Bride and The Gods Must Be Crazy come to mind; lots of others I'll think of later, I'm sure.
November 29th, 2012 10:59 PM
1. Drama. Chinatown
2. Animation/cartoon. none
3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story. Tie between Bridges of Madison County and Fried Green Tomatoes
4. Cautionary/Morality tale. Citizen Kane
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November 29th, 2012 11:31 PM
Props to gasmitty for his list and ccw9mm for his call on Dr. Strangelove.
Drama - Goodfellas - This is undoubtedly my favorite film. Guys, if you roll like this, then you're doing something right...
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Animation (kind of) - Kill Bill Vol. 1
Tear Jerker - Saving Private Ryan - Think about it. I was pretty young and saw that movie in theaters with my dad. When the movie was over, no one moved. Literally everybody in the theater just sat there and watched all the credits, which never happens. I'm a big supporter of the military, so runner's up would be Rescue Dawn and The Great Raid. Neither were particularly great films, but they were extremely sad.
Cautionary - Boogie Nights. Cautionary in a Requiem for a Dream kind of way. Tremendous picture.
I like older films just as much, but this is what I came up with for this particular thread.
November 30th, 2012 12:06 AM
1. Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan
3. Gone With the Wind
4. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1950 version) and Bucket List
Science Fiction: Forbidden Planet and Alien
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