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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Morwenna » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:31 am

Considering the age of this thread, there must be a newer one somewhere, but for what it's worth, this is my list, at least as much of it as I can dredge up on the spur of the moment:

Stalag 17
The Quiet Man
American Graffiti
The LOTR movies (as movies-- don't get me started on how they are as adaptations!)
the original Star Wars trilogy
the Alistair Sim Christmas Carol
the Jim Carrey Christmas Carol
The World of Henry Orient

I know there are more but at this point I'm having a hard time sifting through all the movies I love to try to distinguish more favorites.
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Swordsman_Of_The_Tower » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:43 am

I don't think this is a bad thread to have up here..........

Star Wars-A New Hope
Star Wars-The Empire Strikes Back
Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Ring
Pan's Labyrinth
The Way
Even the Rain
Spirited Away
Toy Story
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby AlyxPayne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:34 am

Lord of the Rings- Fellowship of the Ring
Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2
Resident Evil: 1,2, 4 + 5
Underworld Quadrilogy
The Millenium Trilogy (Original Swedish Versions)
Death Proof

Awesome thread :)
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Ashke Verasca » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:51 am

I love adventure movies, like Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, Scorpion King, The Mummy and most of all - The Librarian series. I like elements of comedy and adventure mixed up and I like the main character, Flynn Carsen.

I am also fond of Star Wars and the Stargate movie.
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Ladykat » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:47 pm

A few of mine, in no particular order....

The LOTR movies (like Morwenna said, as movies.)
The Fifth Element
Arsenic and Old Lace
We're No Angels (the original with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov)
The original Star Wars trilogy
The Sixth Sense
Back to the Future I
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Psycho (the original with Anthony Perkins)


OOPS! Forgot--Slience of The Lambs (although the book was better, but then they usually are.) :wink:
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Rachel_musicfan » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:53 pm

I have several favorites. Here's some of my top favorites:

The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian
The Chronicles of Narnia:Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Wreck it Ralph
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Melwa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:57 pm

Oh, I have so many!

Fiddler on the Roof
Mary Poppins
Peter Pan
Robin Hood
Star Wars (4-6)
Pirates of Penzance
Captain America
The Avengers
The Princess Bride
Beauty and the Beast
The Sound of Music
Indiana Jones
It's a Wonderful Life
Spiderman 2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Back to the Future (whole trio)

That's pretty good for now. (Sidewalk, did I really beat you to this thread? :P )
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby portia » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:49 pm

Favorite movies:

You can't take it with you
It happened One Night
Mr. Roberts
The Caine Mutiny
Around the World in 80 Days
LOTR (all 3)
Monty Python (all 3)

Well, I am going to have to leave off for a while, as I am about to watch It Happened One Night. 79 yeas ago, and it is still a great story.
More later, I expect.
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby siddharth » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:52 pm

There's a HUGE list. And HUGE means HUGE! And by favourite I mean these are the ones I watch over and over again!

So, I'll only post what comes to my mind at present. More for later...

LOTR (all of them and my favourites)
Harry Potter 4 and 7.2
Ben-Hur (Too EPIC!!!)
The Great Escape
Mr.Bean's Holiday.
Kung-fu Panda
Johnny English Reborn
Sound of Music
Lion-King (nostalgia)
Planet of the Apes (original)
Ice-Age 2
The Gods must be Crazy (One of the purest comedies ever and a great peek into the lives of African tribals)
Two Brothers ( I like it better than born-free)
The Great Dictator (My favourite Chaplin-movie!)
Enter the Dragon
Gone with the Wind
Silence of the Lambs
The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn
Jurassic Park
Batman Begins (as a film, not as a Batman film)
The Hobbit
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Morwenna » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:39 am

Allow me to add Tintin and Spirited Away to my list. :)
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Lithtaur16 » Sun May 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Spirited Away
Flight of Dragons
My Neighbor Totoro
The Hobbit (R/B)
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
The Prince of Eypgt
Most of Disney
Finding Nemo
Wind in the Willows (1987)
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
The Page Master
Lilo and Stitch
A Goofy Movie

Not animated or not completely animated:
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Pete's Dragon
Mary Poppins
The Great Race
It's a Wonderful Life
Where the Red Fern Grows
Old Yeller

Newer not animated:
The Passion of the Christ
The Nativity
Chronicles of Narnia
The Lord of the Rings
Pay It Forward
8 Below
Fly Away Home
A Far Off Place
Ever After
The King and I
Amazing Grace
The Secret Garden
The Little Princess (1995)
White Fang
A Dog Named Christmas
Heidi (1993)
Born to be Wild
Wild America
The Three Ninjas (movies 1-3)
Pirates of the Caribbean
Jurassic Park
Star Trek (the whales movie and the undiscovered country)
Star Wars
The Karate Kid (movies 1-3)
Space Jam
Finding Neverland
Mrs. Doubtfire
Patch Adams
Extraordinary Measures
Dead Poets Society
The Princess Bride
Indiana Jones

Robin Hood
The Pianist
Saving Private Ryan
Behind Enemy Lines
Black Hawk Down
Jakob the Liar
The Painted Veil
Blood Diamond
John Q
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Re: Favorite movies

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Re: Favorite movies

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Re: Favorite movies

Postby BagginsGirl » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:09 pm

Here's some of my favorite movies.

LOTR ( obviously :) )
The Hobbit
Star Wars
How to Train Your Dragon
A Bugs Life
National Treasure 1 & 2
The Chronicles of Narnia ( all 3)
Captain America
Spider-Man ( all 3)
Chicken Little

And pretty much all classic Disney movies :) I'm a big kid at heart! There's more movies I like I just can't think of them all now, haha!
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Sinister71 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:23 pm

WOW this could be a list that is pretty long but I'll try and keep it under 50 :D

Favorite all time movies:

Fantasy genre:
LOTR in the order they were released
Star Wars IV, V, and VI ( I think the prequels are alright but not great)
Fifth Element
Blade Runner (even though its a horrible adaptation from the book, great movie)
Star Trek the new ones are my favorites but just pic one I like them all (well except the one with the whales :wink: )
12 monkeys

Blazing saddles (hands down the greatest comedy of EVER)
Animal House
Monty Python (all of them are great)
Strange brew
This is Spinal Tap (best mockumentary )
Big trouble in little china

Halloween (the original)
Carrie ( again the original)
Nightmare on Elm Street
the Exorcist
Salem's Lot
The howling
30 days of night

Action adventure:
Indiana Jones (the first one)
Conan ( I loved the reboot too bad it didn't do better)
The Bourne films (all but the last one without Matt Damon I haven't seen it yet)
Red (with Bruce Willis)
The Die Hard series ( I love stuff blowing up)
Riddick(seen it last weekend AWSOME movie) and Pitch Black ( I know they count as fantasy sci fi but they were so action packed)
Transformers (yeah I'm a sucker but I grew up on gen 1 so they are like a train wreck I don't wanna look but can't help myself LOL)

Then there are so many other films like:
Big Fish
the Shawshank Redemption
Gran Torino
Forest Gump (another horrible adaptation of a book)
Mary Poppins
Saturday Night Fever

The list goes on and on and on. The only movies I would rather die than watch would be Titanic, defending your life, and death becomes her. those 3 movies I just hate em and they happen to be the 3 favorite movies of my wife :roll:
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby GlassHouse » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:37 pm

I love seeing these old threads pop up...

let's see.

Off the top of my head

Moby Dick (the Gregory Peck version, there have been others lately that don't hold a candle)

Dr Strangelove (brilliant performances from Peter Sellers an the scene with Slim Pickens riding the (you know what) is a classic) )

Young Frankenstein

Life of Brian (I think it's the best Python movie)

Big Fish (just because it's so weird)

could have been plenty of others -
those are just the ones that popped into my head first.
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby portia » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:17 pm

I was flipping through an autobiography of Rex Harrison and I recalled what a perfect romantic movie "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" was.
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Gohan » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:59 pm

A lot of Hollywood movies
Does anyone on here enjoy watching Asian movies and/or European movies as well???
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby Morwenna » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:28 am

Well, Spirited Away is Asian. As for European, a couple years ago I saw Asterix and Cleopatra (live action) with subtitles and loved it to pieces.
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Re: Favorite movies

Postby siddharth » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:14 am


Revised movie list. (they change frequently!)

Lotr - all of them
Harry Potter - 2,3 and 7.2
Ben hur
Great Escape
the lion king
2001: A space odyssey
the latest Batman series ( I was hating the last two initially as the
plot seemed quite dense. But after 2-3 rewatches they are now my
favorite superhero films. :D
X-men 1,2,3 and wolverine 2009
Mr.Bean's holiday
Johnny english 2
Spiderman 2
Home Alone
Kung fu Panda 1,2
The latest Tintin
a brilliant Telefilm/Docu - "Escape from Sobibor"
Ice-Age 2
Silence of the Lambs
sound of music
The hobbit Auj
Jurassic Park, Jaws
planet of the apes (original and the 2011 reboot)
Gods must be crazy
Enter the Dragon
and The Great Dictator

As for Asian films. I am from India and have seen my fair share. While
they are not of my taste but every once in a while there come a few
gems. ;) 2009 movie 3 idiots is one such exanple. It's more of a comedy but has many deeper meanings to it.

Has anyone heard of or seen The Apu trilogy by Satyajit Ray? It was internationally quite famous during the 50s. Sincerely, if anyone who wishes to know the village life in post-independence era of India, watch it. Obviously though, they are tragedies.
It's my favorite regional film. So for someone who has a taste for different cultures, Heavily recommended!
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