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3 Phase Lightbulb
05-08-2018, 09:07 PM
#1: War Games (1983)
#2: Jaws (1975)

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danlb
05-08-2018, 11:49 PM
I liked "The Sting". Taught me a lot about how cons work. I was in my late teens at the time.

Dan

enginuity
05-09-2018, 12:02 AM
I liked "The Sting". Taught me a lot about how cons work. I was in my late teens at the time.

Dan

Agreed - expect for the late teen part :). I like Butch Cassidy a bit better.

For me (coming from a millennial - although I hate being called it):

1. Ben Hur
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. October Sky
5. The Right Stuff

batt-man
05-09-2018, 03:35 AM
For me the top place has gotta be "caddyshack" probably followed by "groundhog day" - but then i'm a bit of a Bill Murray fan...

flylo
05-09-2018, 08:46 AM
The Quiet Man with John Wayne. One of the few he wasn't a soldier or cowboy. We were sitting in Cong Ireland in a pub & an old guy joined us I I couldn't understand a word but my wife could & he was telling her about being an extra in the movie. We were in the same pub that was in the movie & didn't look much different.

rohart
05-09-2018, 03:55 PM
The Sting is good, but I like the laid back survival attitude in the anarchic Pocket Money with Newman and Marvin.

And Casablanca.

loose nut
05-09-2018, 04:26 PM
Real Genius!

JRouche
05-09-2018, 05:13 PM
Yes, Sting, Real Genius, Groundhog Day. All favs. And many more....... JR

Mark Rand
05-09-2018, 05:22 PM
1) Flight of the Phoenix.
2) The African Queen.
3) How do you like the new Ipad we got you? (http://www.snotr.com/video/8965/So_papa__how_do_you_like_the_iPad_we_got_you) :p

AD5MB
05-09-2018, 05:46 PM
there is no best anything. I have no favorite anything.

having said that: The Hustler, with Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason, stood out for me because absolutely nobody in that picture was a sympathetic "square" citizen. they were much more like grown ups I knew.

The Usual Suspects, because of the ending.

The second Flight of the Phoenix, just for that line: "you're telling me a man who learns how to fly doesn't know how to dream?"

The Lafayette Escadrille. Clint Eastwood and David Janssen as scrawny teenage boys. The Chief from Get Smart as a French Colonel, explaining baseball to a French Lieutenant.

The Deep. first time I noticed Nick Nolte, Lou Gosset, Robert Reed. Jacqueline Bissete sparked off the wet T-shirt contest in that movie.

Paul Alciatore
05-09-2018, 09:52 PM
Gotta go back a bit for some of these:

The Sound of Music, The Music Man, South Pacific, Camelot, etc.

Any John Wayne flick, even the "bad" ones.

All the Star Treks

Stargate

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Ten Commandments and anything with Chuckie in it.

The Bridge on the River Kwai

How the West Was Won

Independence Day

The Longest Day

Most James Bond flicks.

Magnificent Seven

Dirty Dozen

From Here to Eternity

Judgment at Nuremberg

Many more, it is hard to pick just one.

PStechPaul
05-09-2018, 10:08 PM
There are so many movies, in many genres, that have been my favorites and I still enjoy them occasionally. Film noir like Casablanca and Maltese Falcon. Science fiction like Forbidden Planet, Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001 a Space Odyssey, and Magnetic Monster. Citizen Kane, The Graduate, Rebel Without a Cause, Grapes of Wrath. I also thought the 1967 Casino Royale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casino_Royale_(1967_film)) spoof was about the funniest movie ever, at that time.

Dan Dubeau
05-09-2018, 10:12 PM
The Machinist (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361862/)

Nobody? I thought it was a terrible movie.

I was always a Bond fan. Q specifically.

mickeyf
05-09-2018, 10:33 PM
This is where everyone looks at me funny and back away slooowly.... Anything and everything by Ghibli. And Joe Hisaishi is a seriously under rated genius.

JoeLee
05-09-2018, 11:09 PM
I'm going to have to say The Philadelphia Experiment.

JL.....

oldwing
05-09-2018, 11:55 PM
The Sting
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
High Noon
Star Wars (the first one, whatever that was)
Rocky (the first one)

lugnut
05-10-2018, 01:32 AM
Waterworld, I liked his boat.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-10-2018, 01:48 AM
Waterworld, I liked his boat.

The Black Perl is a better boat :)

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_Paul_
05-10-2018, 06:09 AM
Forbidden Planet 1956 :D

lynnl
05-10-2018, 08:01 AM
The "Back to the Future" series, especially #1 and #3.
&
Secondhand Lions.

(added) Lonesome Dove (tv series)

Seastar
05-10-2018, 08:13 AM
I agree with most of the movies mentioned here. At least the ones I have seen. Some are really obscure.
Two of my favorites not mentioned are Bullitt and Heat.
Bill
Ps: The Bullitt Mustang has just surfaced in Tennessee. Amazing! Ford is going to exhibit it at the Detroit auto show.

vpt
05-10-2018, 08:31 AM
Back to the future.

Oceans movies

Rounders

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-10-2018, 09:22 AM
I agree with most of the movies mentioned here. At least the ones I have seen. Some are really obscure.
Two of my favorites not mentioned are Bullitt and Heat.
Bill
Ps: The Bullitt Mustang has just surfaced in Tennessee. Amazing! Ford is going to exhibit it at the Detroit auto show.

Yup, did you see Jay Leno was driving it on Jay Leno's Garage in the last episode?

George Bulliss
05-10-2018, 09:53 AM
Yup, did you see Jay Leno was driving it on Jay Leno's Garage in the last episode?

The Mustang was on display in town here for a few days at Hagerty insurance. They always have something cool in the display window. I didn't hear about it until after it was gone, so didn't get a chance to take a look. Heard they ran the move at the theater down the street as part of the event.

MikeL46
05-10-2018, 09:56 AM
Best Movie no one ever went to: Paris, Texas -no action just well scripted and acted.

Best Movie everyone saw: Fargo

Mike

H380
05-10-2018, 11:07 AM
Cool Hand Luke
Ben-Hur
The Agony and the Ecstasy
Lawrence of Arabia
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Stalag 17
The Great Escape
Mister Roberts
The Dirty Dozen
Patton
The Longest Day
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Jeremiah Johnson
The Quiet Man
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The Searchers

The first 2 Star Wars. A New Hope and Return of the Jedi

Clint
Two Mules for Sister Sara
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Hang 'Em High
High Plains Drifter
A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

cameron
05-10-2018, 11:08 AM
The Third Man.

Certainly the best zither music in any movie, EVER!!!!!

Seastar
05-10-2018, 12:26 PM
Have you noticed that almost all of the movies mentioned are old!
That must say something about the posters on here.
Or the crappy movies of today.
Bill

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-10-2018, 12:43 PM
Have you noticed that almost all of the movies mentioned are old!
That must say something about the posters on here.
Or the crappy movies of today.
Bill

I think it might have to do with the frame of mind you were in when you watched your "favorite" movie. Movies had a greater impact on me when I was younger than they do now and I'm sure that's probably true with everyone.

bob_s
05-10-2018, 02:25 PM
Favorite movies are most likely a function of one's life experiences.

The Deer Hunter

Full Metal Jacket

Apocalypse Now!

Easy Rider

Vanishing Point

Just about anything from Edward Zick.

Possibly the best movie Ron Howard ever made

The Missing

And from Clint

The Unforgiven

sid pileski
05-10-2018, 02:32 PM
For me- American Graffiti (1)
Both Blues Brothers.

sasquatch
05-10-2018, 02:37 PM
Worlds fastest Indian.

EddyCurr
05-10-2018, 02:44 PM
In the general entertainment category. 'Usual Suspects' has already been mentioned, but warrants another shout-out - it isn't just about the ending for me. What an ensemble cast ! (PS: I don't care what people said recently about Spacey.) Director Bryan Singer knocks it out of the park in what amounts to his commercial film making debut.

Then there is the international version of 'Léon: The Professional' (noteworthy for Starwars fans in that it is Natalie Portman's (Princess Amidala) breakout role - IMO, she never acted as well again. Certainly not in Starwars.) Everyone else who likes it looks to the performances of Jean Reno, Danny Aiello and the over-the-top portrayal by Gary Oldman.

No one else has mentioned 'The Princess Bride', Robin Wright's (of 'House of Cards' fame) breakout film - what a contrast Claire (from HoC) is to Wright as Buttercup (TPB.) Directed by 'Meathead' (Rob Reiner). Stellar ensemble cast - too many greats to list here. Countless sight gags. Outstanding script: Billy Crystal as Miracle Max: 'It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead'. Wallace Shaw as Vizzini: '"Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line"!'

McQueen in 'The Sand Pebbles', 'The Cincinnati Kid' (Edward G. Robinson: "Son," Eddie told him, "all you paid was the looking price. Lessons are extra."), 'The Great Escape' (thwok, tot, slap; thwok, tot, slap; ...), Bullitt, The Hunter, ...

Oh. In case anyone is interested:

Feature Films w/ Significant Machining Content (http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/65119-Feature-Films-w-Significant-Machining-Content) 2014.11.23

dave_r
05-10-2018, 03:07 PM
Have you noticed that almost all of the movies mentioned are old!
That must say something about the posters on here.
Or the crappy movies of today.
Bill

I find that for newer action/thriller/mystery/suspense movies, more and more often they depend on one or more characters doing something that seems completely out of character, just so the movie can keep going.

Joel
05-10-2018, 03:38 PM
I am surprised the first Terminator movie has not been mentioned.

KiddZimaHater
05-10-2018, 03:48 PM
GOODFELLAS and CASINO
(Love watching Don Rickles as the badass casino floor manager).

loose nut
05-10-2018, 04:25 PM
Have you noticed that almost all of the movies mentioned are old!
That must say something about the posters on here.
Or the crappy movies of today.
Bill

Definitely the crappy movies today. Bad scrips, no talent never heard of "one shot" actors. Not even worth pirating.

Good movies, anything by John Frankenheimer.

doctor demo
05-10-2018, 04:47 PM
Training Day
Kelly's Heros
Carlito's Way
Young Frankenstein
My Cousin Vinney
One Flew Over the Cuokoo's Nest
The Shining
Pulp Fiction
Allien
Head Above Water


Steve

EddyCurr
05-10-2018, 06:29 PM
Two more from opposite ends of the spectrum.

'El Dorado'. Featuring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum, but including a youthful James Caan and several then-veteran actors whose names may not be immediately recognized, but whose faces certainly will - like Paul Fix and R.G. Anderson. Ed Asner is there. Special mention is due Charlene ('Maudie') Holt, a woman who sure plays well opposite John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Wowser.

'Baron von Munchausen'. A disaster for Terry Gilliam, but a visual feast for the three of us who saw it in theatres. An 18 yo Uma Thurman, little Sara Polly, Oliver Reed, Eric Idle, Sting, Jonathan Pryce and a hilarious unbilled performance by an american comic who left us too soon are just a few of the actors amongst a cast of thousands.

Fun fact: the Baron, John Neville had been artistic director of Edmonton's Citadel Theatre from 1973 to 1978 prior to relinquishing the post in favour of an opportunity in Halifax (Citadel Theatre History (http://www.citadeltheatre.com/about-us/history)), he starred in Gilliam's BvM ten years later in 1988.

Edit: Forgot - Mr Neville played the recurring part of 'The Well Manicured Man' in the X-Files TV series, as well as the film.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-10-2018, 06:54 PM
I am surprised the first Terminator movie has not been mentioned.

Ah yes. I think all of the Terminator movies. This is by far my favorite scene in all of them. The "I'll drive" scene :)

Those of you who don't know what the "I'll drive" scene is, then you must watch this until Arnold says "I'll drive":

Watch it in full 1080p and full screen if you can:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxOB4dyw0Gk

Baz
05-10-2018, 07:01 PM
When we were taken over by a marketing company that also owned a video/record shop we were all asked to name our favourite album and film. So we assumed we were going to get free copies of each. Instead they put them on our new business cards. Even worse and highly inappropriate they put pictures of faces on the back. It was extremely embarrassing to hand over a business card with a male model's face on the back as a lot of recipients assumed it was one's 'boyfriend'.
Film at the time 'Riddle of the Sands' fantastic book for a teenager, so so film. Sadly I guess few teenagers ever read a book so will miss out if they only see the film.
I recognise a lot of the titles mentioned so far but have no idea if I've seen many of them let alone what they were about. Must be getting to the age I've heard tell of when you can watch a detective film again 'cos you can't remember who done it.

gellfex
05-10-2018, 08:21 PM
Training Day
Kelly's Heros
Carlito's Way
Young Frankenstein
My Cousin Vinney
One Flew Over the Cuokoo's Nest
The Shining
Pulp Fiction
Allien
Head Above Water


Steve

I can't believe the thread got this far before Kelly's Heroes. The perfect film, the perfect cast. Clint, Sutherland, Rickles, Savalas, Stuart Margolin, Carroll O'Connor, Harry Dean Stanton. OMG.

RichR
05-10-2018, 09:47 PM
Loose Cannons
Spaceballs
THX-1138


Have you noticed that almost all of the movies mentioned are old!
That must say something about the posters on here.
Or the crappy movies of today.
Bill
I'll respond to that statement as follows:
Rollerball (The original, not the crappy remake)
Vanishing Point (The original, not the crappy remake)
The Mechanic (The original, not the crappy remake)
The Killer Elite (Didn't see the remake, but I'll keep my expectations low)

gellfex
05-10-2018, 10:18 PM
Vanishing Point

Didn't know about the remake, can't imagine why they tried. What amazes me is it seems like most remakes don't 'get' what was great about the original! All they see is a chance to put out a movie with name recognition. Point Break was a similar movie to Vanishing Point, action layered over existential darkness. The remake missed that entirely.

JRouche
05-10-2018, 11:40 PM
Oh, and as kid and for our kids the seasonal stuff. JR

Wizard of Oz
Willy Wonka
A Christmas Story
Its a Wonderful Life
Miracle on 34th St.
NL's Christmas Vacation
Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer
A Christmas Carol
The Polar Express
And mine, not for the kids, Badder Santa.

DATo
05-11-2018, 04:32 AM
The Red Violin

vpt
05-11-2018, 07:34 AM
Deliverance.

old mart
05-11-2018, 08:56 AM
Too many to list, here's a few:
Star Wars (all)
Terminator (all)
Harry Potter (all)
The Lord of the rings (all)
Alien/Predator (all)
Shrek (all)
Toy Story (all)
Barbarella
Flash Gordon
Robots
Vanishing Point
Behind Enemy Lines
Laurence Of Arabia
The French Connection
Godfather (all)
Dumbo
The Fifth Element
13 Monkeys
Cat Ballou
Seven Samurai (and M7)


There's a lot of good ones about, I could list at least 500, given time.

RichR
05-11-2018, 09:21 AM
Too many to list, here's a few:
...
13 Monkeys
...


I think you're off by 1. Pretty sure there were only 12 monkeys.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-11-2018, 10:37 AM
I almost forgot these classics that must be seen if you haven't already seen them 10+ times:

Alien (1979)
Airplane (1980)
Raiders of the lost Ark (1981)
Aliens (1986)

EddyCurr
05-11-2018, 12:02 PM
Action genre:

RED & RED 2: Willis, Malkovich, Mirren, Freeman, Parker ...
The Transporter, TT2, TT3: Statham
The Train: Lancaster
von Ryan's Express: Sinatra

KiddZimaHater
05-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Airplane (1980)
HAHAHAHA... Oh my God, YES!!
How did I forget that one?
It has the best (if not, most infamous) movie quote of all time, "Surely you can't be serious!? I am serious, and don't call me Shirley!" ;)

EddyCurr
05-11-2018, 12:49 PM
Murphy's War: Peter o'Toole. I'd like to watch this again, the scenes where o'Toole is trying to coax the Grumman J2F Duck biplane to get up on 'step' so he can get it into the air stand out in my mind.

Dan Dubeau, I like The Machinist. Saw it in theatre on release and have watched it at least once on DVD. Besides everything else, the extreme physical transformation Christian Bale put himself through prior to filming is shocking. I seem to remember that for the character in the previous film, he had gone the other way - if so, the net weight change is astounding.

MikeL46, I saw Harry Dean Stanton in Paris, Texas in the theatre when it was released. As I remember, Mr Stanton usually played supporting roles. I liked him and enjoyed seeing him lead.

DATo, can't recall whether I saw The Red Violin in theatre, but if not, it was on video tape. Have seen it again since on DVD - prompted by family interest in the instrument.

Asian genre

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh and the elfin mistress of martial arts, Zhang Ziyi.
Ip Man, IM 2, IM 3: These three feature Donnie Yen as Ip Man, the Wing Chun Grandmaster. (#4, The Final Fight features Anthony Wong and he does not succeed at replacing Yen, IMO.)

smalltime
05-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Let's just say that the following movies will be watched until the end.......no matter what.

The Big Lebowski
Sargent York
Silverado
Jaws
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Paint your Wagon
Oklahoma
Little Shop of Horrors (musical)
Twelve angry men
Raising Arizona
The Rocky Horror Picture show
The producers
Young Frankenstien
Grand Prix

EddyCurr
05-11-2018, 04:47 PM
(Seems I watch a lot of movies)

Did I miss it, or has no one mentioned The Matrix series w/ the lanky Carrie Anne Moss in her black latex jumpsuit and those other actors ? Neo: 'Whoa, deja vue ...' Agent Smith: 'You hear that Mr. Anderson?... That is the sound of inevitability... It is the sound of your death... Goodbye, Mr. Anderson...'

A Knight's Tale with the delectable Shannyn Sossamon and Heath Ledger, who left us too soon. The ballroom dance scene where period music segues into a David Bowie classic, with participants following suit. A jousting audience breaking into Queen's 'We Will Rock You". The cinamatography that captures the explosions of lances splintering on impacts the audience can FEEL.

MattiJ
05-11-2018, 05:07 PM
World's fastest indian
Terminator 2 (1 wasn't bad either)

And the most depressing movie: Threads

darylbane
05-11-2018, 08:36 PM
I was gonna put "Grave of the Fireflies" and"The Road" on the list but decided against it. Watch at your peril.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-11-2018, 08:43 PM
HAHAHAHA... Oh my God, YES!!
How did I forget that one?
It has the best (if not, most infamous) movie quote of all time, "Surely you can't be serious!? I am serious, and don't call me Shirley!" ;)

Or this one:

Rumack (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000558/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): You'd better tell the Captain we've got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
Elaine Dickinson (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0353546/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): A hospital? What is it?
Rumack (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000558/?ref_=tt_trv_qu): It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.

rohart
05-11-2018, 08:50 PM
First film I ever saw - The Titfield Thunderbolt

Out of Africa
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
2001, Space Odyssey
Solaris - original Russian version
The Plank - a British short
Get Carter
L'Emmerdeur (French for pain in the a??)
Hannah and Her Sisters
On the Waterfront
Apocalypse Now
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Taylor and Burton)
The Graduate
Rear Window
The Italian Job (Caine)

PStechPaul
05-11-2018, 10:38 PM
A few more I'd add to the list:

No Time For Sergeants
Stripes
Psycho
North By Northwest
Treasure of Sierra Madre
Dr Strangelove
Gone With The Wind
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Birth of a Nation
Intolerance
From Here to Eternity
Fantasia
Alice in Wonderland
Alice's Restaurant
Network
Modern Times
Giant
Silence of the Lambs
Blazing Saddles
Poseidon Adventure
China Syndrome
Fail-Safe
On The Beach
King of Hearts
Goodbye Mr Chips

I cheated and selected some from
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/top_100_classics_movies/
http://www.afi.com/100Years/movies.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_considered_the_best

Paul Alciatore
05-11-2018, 10:46 PM
I do find that most of my favorites are rather older. There was one or two that I saw recently, but they were almost definitely religious so I avoided them. I hesitated on listing The Ten Commandments, but it is a classic. I have to admit that I am hard put to name recent ones. Perhaps if I looked over a list.

Oh, another one I really liked is Paint Your Wagon (1969). I have the LP.




I think it might have to do with the frame of mind you were in when you watched your "favorite" movie. Movies had a greater impact on me when I was younger than they do now and I'm sure that's probably true with everyone.

EddyCurr
05-12-2018, 01:15 AM
I was gonna put "Grave of the Fireflies" That one is a heart-breaker.

Matt Damon's 'Bourne' franchise.

Guardians of the Galaxy & GotG #2

The Worricker Trilogy (Page Eight / Turks & Caicos / Salting the Battlefield) featuring Bill Nighy

Frank Langella in "Starting Out in the Evening" and "Robot and Frank"

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The English Patient

The Zookeeper's Wife

Twenty Feet from Stardom

WALL-E

Wild Wild West (1999)

St. Vincent w/ Bill Murray, Naomi Watts and Melissa McCarthy

Birdman w/ Michael Keaton, Ed Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Fight Club

Inglourius B*******

Get Out

ulav8r
05-12-2018, 01:47 AM
Oscar
The Quiet Man
Pretty Woman
Notting Hill
McClintock
Waterworld
O'Brother, Where Art Thou

elf
05-12-2018, 02:37 AM
Seven Samurai and every other Akira Kurosawa movie.

Alistair Hosie
05-12-2018, 02:51 AM
African Queen,Schindler's list, Driving Miss Daisy, Breaking Bad, Going south comedy cowboy film?? jack Nicholson,

Alistair Hosie
05-12-2018, 02:57 AM
3 PHASE since the olden days great movies I don't watch too much just occasionally, as for music hardly ever nowadays since PUNK THEN the last straw was RAP without a C in front believe it or not. All junk imho how they make money from that I will never know?.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-12-2018, 09:38 AM
I liked "The Sting". Taught me a lot about how cons work. I was in my late teens at the time.

Dan

Thanks!!! I watched "The Sting" last night. It is a great movie. Especially the ending.

MikeL46
05-12-2018, 09:54 AM
Memories - some better than reality.

My wife and I both liked The Graduate years ago. We rented it to see it again. Not only we didn't like it, but Dustin Hoffman would be arrested as a stalker today. But, the memories were good.

Mike

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-12-2018, 11:44 AM
Everyone Forgot
Easy Rider

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-12-2018, 01:38 PM
And lets not forget the Hannibal Lecter movies starring Anthony Hopkins. If you have not seen these, I think you're missing out



The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal (2001)
Red Dragon (2002)

duckman
05-12-2018, 01:58 PM
And my all time favorite " Grand Prix " only saw it 9 times

ftownroe
05-12-2018, 03:55 PM
Like most members, I have many but if I have to pick one as my favorite it would be "Saving Private Ryan"

wierdscience
05-12-2018, 04:49 PM
Where Eagles Dare-

Bladerunner-

2001-

Blazing Saddles-

loose nut
05-12-2018, 06:29 PM
My favorite Christmas movie, The long Kiss Goodbye.

vpt
05-12-2018, 07:09 PM
Griswold movies.

George Seal
05-12-2018, 07:37 PM
us X swabbies

Mr. Roberts
Caine Mutiny
Das Boot

Machine
05-12-2018, 07:40 PM
Hard to really call an outright favorite. Some favorites...

Bladerunner
Cabaret
Casablanca
Flight of the Phoenix (and a Six Million Dollar Man episode with a similar story-line (watched as a kid))
Apocalypse Now
2001
Dr. Strangelove
American Graffitti
Before Sunrise
Inglourious Basterds
Original TV series Twilight Zone
Best Offer
Saving Private Ryan
Godfather I, II
Lost in Translation

Honorable mentions...
AI
Ex Machina
Limitless
Bladerunner 2049
Battle of Britain
Gladiator
Wizard of Oz
Pulp Fiction
Django
Reservoir Dogs
Downfall (Der Untergang)
etc...

Puckdropper
05-12-2018, 10:11 PM
Kings Go Forth. I've seen a ton of movies and pick up on movie patterns quite quickly. That one actually surprised me.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-12-2018, 10:33 PM
I just finished watching "The Sting" again! Thanks again danlb! :)

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-13-2018, 01:57 AM
I just finished watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for the 1st time. Great flick!

"You didn't see Lefors out there, did you?"

"Lefors? No!!"

"Oh, good. For a moment there I thought we were in trouble."

gambler
05-13-2018, 02:07 AM
And lets not forget the Hannibal Lecter movies starring Anthony Hopkins. If you have not seen these, I think you're missing out



The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Hannibal (2001)
Red Dragon (2002)


you forgot "Manhunter" the first one of those movies, and a very good one at that.

gambler
05-13-2018, 02:08 AM
and you guys are missing out if you haven't seen Last of the Mohicans, the one with daniel day lewis.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-13-2018, 02:15 AM
you forgot "Manhunter" the first one of those movies, and a very good one at that.

I haven't seen it yet. I was just listing the Anthony Hopkins. ones.

Roger Williams
05-13-2018, 03:17 AM
Hello all,
The Firm
Das Boot
The Coneheads
Trading places
Falling Down
Pride and Predudice ( the version with Donald Sutherland)
The French Connection
All The Presidents Men.
The Train.
and probably my favorite, Tough Guys.

Its A Mad Mad Mad Worlld.

Tim The Grim
05-13-2018, 05:02 AM
The Enemy Below
They Were Expendable
Sink The Bismark
How The West Was Won
The Treasure of Sierra Madre
The Counterfeit Traitor
The Quiet Man
Captain Blood
Arabesque
Patton
None But The Brave
Winchester '73
Hombre
Easyrider
Ben Hur (Heston)
Conan the Barbarian (Arnold)
Tombstone
FURY

Brett Hurt
05-13-2018, 06:44 AM
me it is forrest gump and highlander endgame

lynnl
05-13-2018, 07:38 AM
me it is forrest gump and highlander endgame

That was a good movie!

The author of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom, was my ROTC brigade commander. He got virtually nothing from the movie.

bmw625
05-13-2018, 08:13 AM
Lord of war,Drive angry, 21,The big short

loose nut
05-13-2018, 09:59 AM
I haven't seen it yet. I was just listing the Anthony Hopkins. ones.

Manhunter is way better then the newer ones about Lecter.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-13-2018, 10:29 AM
And my all time favorite " Grand Prix " only saw it 9 times

I just started watching Grand Prix. There is a picture of a car on a track with "OVERTURE" on the screen and some music playing, for several minutes now. Ok, I've fast-forwarded through the OVERTURE and the starting credits are going. Now the screen is full of exhaust pipes revving. Yup, I love it already :) Talk to you guys later, I'm busy watching movies today!

EddyCurr
05-13-2018, 09:03 PM
Recovering from a procedure, we are ?

john buck
05-14-2018, 07:33 AM
The Big Country.

Hombre.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-16-2018, 09:34 AM
Watched another great film last night:

The Straight Story

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41K656PERSL._SX295_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

EddyCurr
05-16-2018, 10:46 AM
"Fly Away Home" w/ Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany and 60 Canada Geese.

metalmagpie
05-16-2018, 02:19 PM
Another vote for "My Cousin Vinnie".
Killer Elite
The Dead Pool (great spoof of car chase using an RC car as the chase vehicle - hilarious)
Blue Velvet
Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah was f'ing brutal)
and yes, I really liked Caddyshack (oh my, that Lacy Underalls!)

metalmagpie

PStechPaul
05-16-2018, 06:23 PM
One of the best films featuring animals was "Eight Below (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Below)", showing survival skills in the Antarctic wilderness. Based on a true story.

Others:

Old Yeller (did you cry?)

Sounder (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sounder_(film))

Roar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roar_(1981_film)) (The most dangerous film ever made)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_Free

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Unfinished_Life (with Bart the Bear 2)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_from_Brazil_(film) (featuring Dobermans)

Many more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_about_animals

AD5MB
05-16-2018, 07:15 PM
I finally saw Valkyrie a couple days back. I was impressed by all the German generals. Guys I had never seen, giving the performance of a lifetime in a movie starring Tom Cruise. they all had to be theater actors, to have the experience to pull off a German general in a serious movie, with no prior movie history.

then I looked them up in IMDB. One of them was Gilderoy Lockhart, so, wait, that's two roles of a lifetime. One of them has 181 credits in IMDB, and I did not remember him from any movie.

the thing about character actors is, I hear the name a thousand times and can't put a face to it. I see these faces and no idea what the name is. When they die you find out they were in 127 movies and you saw half of them."Oh, him!" I don't want to know anything about them while they are alive. I don't want to think I'm jinxing them.

Roger Williams
05-17-2018, 04:41 AM
Hello all, + 1 for Valkyrie. Excellent film. Those generals had guts, shame they didnt suceed !.

Arcane
05-17-2018, 05:55 AM
I'm surprised there's been no mention of the Pink Panther films.

platypus2020
05-17-2018, 08:47 AM
The Adventures of Robin Hood, Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHaviland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

loose nut
05-17-2018, 10:21 AM
I'm surprised there's been no mention of the Pink Panther films.

The Peter Sellers ones are great. Why did they waste their money remaking them with Martin.

Mcgyver
05-17-2018, 03:20 PM
I see these faces and no idea what the name is.

I'm the same, a result not really caring. I don't view movies as art or deep statement of the human condition; its an entertainment product. Like other products, perhaps say my car, generally I don't care who made it

Arcane
05-17-2018, 03:27 PM
The Peter Sellers ones are great. Why did they waste their money remaking them with Martin.

Martin who? :D

The one film I considered Steve Martin to be not too bad in was Planes, Trains and Automobiles where he played straight man to John Candy.

Mcgyver
05-17-2018, 03:47 PM
The one film I considered Steve Martin to be not too bad in was Planes, Trains and Automobiles .

Those aren't pillows!!!

garagemark
05-17-2018, 08:33 PM
Dirty Harry
Airport (original)
Hellfighters
Smokey and the Bandit (original)
Music Man
My Fair Lady
Godzilla series (only late late at night)
Toy Story 1 and 2
Planes
Around the World in 80 Days (1956 version)
The Godfather (original)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
All About Eve
E.T.

boslab
05-17-2018, 08:50 PM
I think all the really big films have been covered, how about the not so blockbusters!
How about
Men of honour
Life stinks
( it’s been mentioned but my cousin vinney is a classic, Herman Munster was the best judge ever, hilarious)
As good as it gets
Slum dog millionaire
Groundhog Day
The trueman show
A beautiful mind
Castaway
The perfect storm
Deepwater Horizon was a watchable account of a tragedy

Ok I used to (still do)watch way too much tv, mother was quite correct in stating it will melt your brain, think of all the space your using up storing all that rubbish, if you want fiction watch the news.
Mark

AD5MB
05-17-2018, 09:35 PM
The one film I considered Steve Martin to be not too bad in was Planes, Trains and Automobiles where he played straight man to John Candy.

I don't want to imagine Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, or The Man With Two Brains, or The Jerk, with anyone else.

no704
05-17-2018, 09:38 PM
Monty Python and the Holey Grail. Hands down one of the best movies ever made.

lakeside53
05-17-2018, 09:48 PM
I don't want to imagine Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, or The Man With Two Brains, or The Jerk, with anyone else.

or "Little Shop of Horrors"

camperkn
05-17-2018, 10:10 PM
Enemy Below
with Robert Michum & Kurt Jergins. A war film where the major players don't hate, but respect one another.
Platoon (Got to see this one on the big screen)
Saving Private Ryan

Arcane
05-17-2018, 11:07 PM
or "Little Shop of Horrors"

I forgotten that one! Yeah, he was perfect in that role.

lakeside53
05-17-2018, 11:24 PM
Of course, he was also in "Mixed Nuts".. damn, that was a depressing Xmas movie.

dave_r
05-18-2018, 01:46 AM
I don't want to imagine Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, or The Man With Two Brains, or The Jerk, with anyone else.

Still waiting for that promised scene in the sequel to Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid...

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-18-2018, 10:08 AM
Watched "The Wrestler" last night and 1/2 of "1" which is a really good F1 GP racing documentary:

https://resizing.flixster.com/BQzp62I165GdaovgHhQvww5IL3Y=/206x305/v1.bTsxMTE3MzU5ODtqOzE3NzY5OzEyMDA7MTUxMzsyMTU5

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-21-2018, 10:06 AM
Went to see Marlon Wayans Stand-up on Saturday with my wife. We had front row seats right in front of him and it was a blast. He was going into a routine where he talked about how woman have an "upper deck" that most can't reach and I must have had a funny face as he then starting pointing and looking right at me and saying this guy looks confused and he probably hasn't reached the upper deck or something and my wife was cracking up and he then starts saying something about how my wife is laughing so she probably already knows, or something. I was really hoping to get picked on :) They said he was working on an HBO special so I'm hoping they filmed it. It was an absolutely strict no pictures/no video or you're kicked out immediately so they either were filming or wanting to keep all material from being leaked (video/pictures). We had a great time and watched White Chicks when we got home. We're going to see Howie Mandel on Nov 3rd. I love the comedy clubs.

https://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/marlon-wayans.jpg

http://cinemajam.com/mag/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/WC-2.jpg

old mart
05-21-2018, 03:15 PM
Some war films that I liked:
Cross of Iron
A Q O T W F
Tora Tora Tora
Sand Pebbles
Breaker Morant
The Train
Saving Private Ryan
Enemy at the Gates

fjk
05-21-2018, 05:43 PM
All good
What about
Zulu
12 o’clock high
Man in gray flannel suit
Key largo
7 days in may
Klute
Aliens (#2)
Funeral in Berlin
To catch a thief
Topaz
Ronin


I also like the new Star Trek movies - the “reboot”

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-22-2018, 12:35 AM
I watched "The Gateway" and "The Last Movie Star" tonight with the Wife. Both were good.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRmm_s_d5CMBvl6PCRqR904ea-p6FhDxahBLoRNHipdhaz8Jv3K

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old mart
05-22-2018, 08:44 AM
I will be looking through this thread and making a note of those films that I had forgotten about, with a view to getting copies on ebay or Amazon.

3 Phase Lightbulb
05-28-2018, 09:51 AM
How could anyone forget

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnKorFNgeJ_cYNNvCrgWhmGaMg9yEZW XnfpnA31EvpLcK_08-N

And

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Ausserdog
05-28-2018, 04:00 PM
Lots of great movies listed here.

A few of my favorites that I haven’t seen mentioned (or missed them):
Whiskey Galore (original 1940’s Ealing Studios version)
Man in the White Suit (also Ealing Studios - Alec Guinness is awesome in this)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang was decades ahead of his time)
Captain America (any of the Marvel universe is good, but this is my favorite)
Tomorrowland (normally I don’t care for Clooney, but he was good in this)
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Tremors (#1 is best)
The Secret of Santa Vitoria
The Way
Space Cowboys
Enemy at the Gates

thaiguzzi
05-29-2018, 02:59 AM
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Snatch
Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels
Layer Cake
Goodfellas
Godfather 1 & 2
Easy Rider
Apocalypse Now
The Departed

Not in particularly any order, and the the list is endless....

old mart
05-29-2018, 06:15 AM
That Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels always brings to mind the bloke with the Bren gun, if anything's more frightening than a Kalashnikov that's it.

malbenbut
05-29-2018, 11:17 AM
The Unforgiven and any Laurel & Hardy

3 Phase Lightbulb
07-06-2018, 10:11 PM
Just saw Memento (2000) -- damn good movie!

It's a really good psychological thriller.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSn1XunoWb8G6kHlNQSPVhABB_ochZSX Ifyk-urc7P_xpH6ZuHr