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Old August 26th, 2012, 6:54 am
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Re: Favourite Movies

Well, my favorite movie of all time would have to be The Princess Bride. I love that movie. I can quote giant snippets from it at the drop of a holocaust cloak.

Other favorites include:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (I do like the whole series, of course, but that first one...I can't help but love it)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (I hate the massive amounts of gore, but I adore the songs and the casting and Graverobber is amazing~)
Sweeney Todd (again, I hate the gore, but love the songs...can you tell I'm a sucker for musicals?)
The Phantom of the Opera (although why she had to pick Raoul, I just don't know )
Bad Boys (the old one with Sean Penn--I don't know why I like it so much exactly, but...I do)
The Rescuers (I just want to hug Penny for ages and squeal over Bernard and Bianca all the time)

And there's more, but that's enough for the moment, I'm sure.


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Old September 2nd, 2012, 4:58 am
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Re: Favourite Movies

Here's the twelve movies that make up my current top ten! The first three are always in there but others can come and go depending on mood...

Tampopo
Withnail & I
Life Of Brian
Delicatessen
The Godfather 1 & 2
A Matter Of Life And Death
Se7en
Jean de Florette/Manon de Sources
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Mary & Max


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Old September 2nd, 2012, 7:56 am
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Re: Favourite Movies

Thanks for mentioning Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, Ripper. I should add Manon des Sources to my list. Jean de Florette is a good movie but too sad.

I'd also add The Horseman on the Roof.


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Old September 2nd, 2012, 9:33 am
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Thanks for mentioning Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, Ripper. I should add Manon des Sources to my list. Jean de Florette is a good movie but too sad.
It is sad but it makes the second film's outcome sweeter - if such a story can be sweet! Glad you're a fan too.


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Old September 6th, 2012, 4:49 am
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It is sad but it makes the second film's outcome sweeter - if such a story can be sweet! Glad you're a fan too.
Oh, I like Pagnol's books, and the movies were wonderfully well adapted. The acting was splendid.

You're right though, it's such a sad, tragic story which luckily ends well for Manon.

Another very good French/British movie that never crossed the Atlantic (that I know of) is "Les femmes de l'ombre" (literally, The Women of Shadow - the title may have been inspired by "The Army of Shadows" (L'armée des ombres) that was the story of the French Résistance under German occupation). As the title implies, it's the story of women (in this case 5 of them) who fought from the shadows. It's a true story too, those women actually lived - one of them is still alive, in fact.

It's unfortunate that the English title under which it was released ("Female Agents") is rather flat and doesn't incite one to watch it. But if you ever come across it, I strongly recommend it.

I'll add that one to my list, too.


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Old November 4th, 2012, 4:28 pm
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Re: Favourite Movies

Here is my top 20:


1) The Lord of the Rings (1+2+3 only one movie, can't decide which is the best)
2) Inception
3) Star Wars
4) The Dark Knight
5) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
6) The Dark Knight Rises
7) The Avengers
8) Return of The Jedi
9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (1+2 they are one movie)
10) The Prestige
11) The Empire Strikes Back
12) Requiem for a Dream
13) Terminator 2: Judjment Day
14) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
15) Pan's Labyrinth
16) V for Vendetta
17) The Shawshank Redemption
18) The Blues Brothers
19) Inglourious Basterds
20) The Matrix (1 and 2)

Some honorable mentions:
-Source Code
-A Beautiful Mind
-The Departed
-Batman Begins
-The Silence of the Lambs
-Kick ***
-Ocean's Eleven


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Old December 17th, 2012, 2:01 pm
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Re: Favourite Movies

Time to revisit this - might have changed. Top 10 probably:

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Star Wars saga (A New Hope being my favourite)
3. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (Fellowship being my favourite)
4. Mr Smith Goes to Washington
5. 12 Angry Men
6. Se7en
7. Rear Window
8. Withnail and I
9. Toy Story trilogy (2 being my favourite)
10. Jurassic Park

And in no particular order:

Casablanca
Children of Men
Vertigo
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Usual Suspects
Back to the Future trilogy
Fight Club
The Silence of the Lambs
Ghostbusters
The Truman Show
The Godfather 1 and 2
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harvey
Skyfall
From Russia With Love
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ed Wood
Senna
Mary Poppins
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
All About Eve
The Exorcist
The Station Agent
Drive


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Re: Favourite Movies

I have a lot of favorite movies so I'll divide them into categories:

Action:
Inception
The Matrix
Thriller:
Shutter Island
Fantasy:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
SciFi:
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (both versions)
Back to the Future
Romance:
Titanic
Hitchcock:
Vertigo
Rear Window
Rebecca
Horror:
The Ring
Western:
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Searchers
Humor:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Christmas:
Home Alone 1,2,3,and 4
Halloween:
Hocus Pocus
Tim Burton:
Nightmare before Christmas
Edward Scissorhands
Corpses Bride
Coraline
Teen:
Grease 1 and 2
Children:
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Charlie Brown (is that considered a movie?)
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I am adding The Great Gatsby (2013) to my list of favorite films.


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Re: Favourite Movies

I am adding Lincoln to my list of favorite movies . It was very well acted and well done.


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Got a couple of new films to add to my list: 42 and Pacific Rim. Two very well acted and nicely done movies.


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