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    Question Favorite films: what are yours?

    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.
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    Drama- Last of the Mohicans
    2. South Park the Movie
    3. American Beauty
    4. American Pscho
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    Tough list, since I almost always stick to comedy or action.

    1. Drama.
    Saving Private Ryan

    2. Animation/cartoon.

    3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story.
    Pay It Forward

    4. Cautionary/Morality tale.
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    Favorite films: what are yours?

    Breakfast Club
    Happy Feet
    Field of Dreams
    Holy Grail ( has to be a moral message there somewhere and it's my all time favorite so it needed to be on this list)
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    1. Shawshank Redemption
    2. Toy Story 3
    3. Steel Magnolias
    4. Midnight Express/American History X
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    Fail Safe - the original 1964

    The Battle of Algiers

    Nefaratu

    Pulp Fiction

    Any Sci Fi B-movie

    Shrek
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    Drama: lemme think
    Cartoon: Avatar (blue elves one)
    Action: Aliens
    Tear jerker: Forest Gump
    Thriller: 4th kind
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    Favorite films: what are yours?

    Drama - For Love of the Game, or Field of Dreams. I'm not a sports fan but I'm a sucker for a baseball drama, I don't know why...

    Animation - Toy Story

    Tear Jerker - An Affair to Remember - my favorite movie of all time

    Cautionary Tale - I'm not coming up with anything there...

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    Citizen Kane (but a close second is The Godfather I and II)
    Fantasia
    The Natural
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    Drama: The Professional

    Animated: Team America (yes, I know I'm warped!)

    Tear-jerker: Brian's Song

    Cautionary Tale: Animal Farm

    I do have to add the the all time greatest film ever made is "My Cousin Vinny" This has more to do with the scene were Marisa Tomei is wearing that skin tight leotard and stamping her foot on the porch than any cinematic excellence.
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    1. Drama - Argo

    2. Animation/cartoon - Wiley and the Road Runner

    3. "Sappy" tear-jerker type story - The Man from Snowy River

    4. Cautionary/Morality tale - 2016
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    1. HBO's The Pacific
    2. The Invincibles
    3. Old Yeller
    4. Bevis and Butthead, the movie
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    E.T. has always been my favorite I don't know why!
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