Favorite films: what are yours?

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    After reading all of the above, you're all correct!

    Yes, once was enough:

    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.
    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..........

    And Citizen Kane and Cape Fear with DeNiro
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanlouise View Post
    Drama - Sophie's Choice

    Tear jerker - Sophie's choice

    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.

    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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    Heat and Braveheart
    The Incredibles
    Courageous
    Again,Courageous.

    The opening scene of Courageous was one that definitely hit home with me.
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    Geesh....this is hard to believe....no one liked Debbie does Dallas but me I guess................
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    Quote Originally Posted by dben002 View Post
    Geesh....this is hard to believe....no one liked Debbie does Dallas but me I guess................
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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.

    The Godfather. Great cast, great costumes, cars, etc..and amazing story line.

    2. Animation/cartoon.

    The Lion King

    3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story.

    Philadelphia

    4. Cautionary/Morality tale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy View Post
    Atlas Shrugged I & II
    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    1. Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan
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    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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