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Old 12-29-2005, 10:32 AM   #31
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This one is difficult, as I can't narrow it down to just one, so I'll just list as many of my faves that come to me and why:

Closetland - Deeply disturbing to see Alan Rickman play such an evil interrogator and know that such a thing really happens on a daily basis in this world.
Apocalypse Now - The penultimate Vietnam movie, and a great tribute to Hearts of Darkness.
Full Metal Jacket - R. Lee Ermey (who also played a helicopter pilot in Apocalypse Now, as well as being a technical advisor) is amazing in this movie's first half.
Highlander - Classic movie, IMHO.
Braveheart - Beautiful love story.
Gone With The Wind - Incredible for its time, and timeless to this day.
Last of the Mohicans - The cinematography in this movie blows me away. I can watch it every time it comes on, and oftentimes do.
The Breakfast Club - A coming of age movie for me.
The Decline of Western Civilization - A raw documentary of the punk movement with some of the greatest rare footage of punk music of that era. Penelope Spheeris' big start and still one of her best.
Suburbia - Another Penelope Spheeris flick, with a young Flea playing Razzle. Bad acting and fun movie.
All the Lord of the Rings flicks - Peter Jackson realized the vision of J.R.R. Tolkien beautifully.
Walk The Line - Complete suspension of disbelief. Joaquin Phoenix *is* Johnny Cash. If you haven't seen it yet you're really missing out.
Wizards - Ralph Bakshi's greatest animated classic.
The Wizard of Oz - 'Nuff said.
Repo Man - Bad movies at their finest
Near Dark - Redneck vampires! Lance Henriksen! What could be better?
Dances with Wolves - Epic film that I can't get enough. Makes me want to learn the Lakota language.
Toy Story - Classic Pixar
Steel Magnolias - Yeah, I know. This isn't a "guy" movie, but I really love Dolly Parton and Shirley Maclaine.
The Fisher King - Heartwrenching.
Office Space - The truth can be painfully funny.
Tron - My first introduction to the world of computers.
Star Wars. Any of them. - Probably the singlemost influential series of movies on my life. I'm a complete SW geek.

There are others I know I'm leaving out. I'll add more as I think of them.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:09 AM   #32
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OK, I don't have a single favorite, but, i'm going to have a faily short list.
Here Goes:

The Hunt for Red October,
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,
The Incredibles,
Monster's Inc.,
Finding Nemo,
Shrek/2,
and Star Wars.

I've watched these so many times i can produce quotes from tham on demand.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:06 AM   #33
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a few more: to kill a mockingbird, one flew over the cuckoo's nest, easy rider, the song remains the same, the wall, bat 21, tora tora tora, the pianist, the freshman, ferris beuller's day off, the history of the world pt.2, young frankenstein,spaceballs...

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Old 12-31-2005, 04:07 PM   #34
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On the Waterfront, with the young, sexy Brando. I still swoon.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:26 PM   #35
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Bucky, I saw spaceballs years ago. I remember the vacuume and about nuttin' else.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:27 AM   #36
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i can't believe i forgot clint eastwod movies, like "the outlaw josey wales", "pale rider", and "dirty harry".
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Hard Rain, Old Yeller, Tom Sawyer, Huck Fin, You've got mail, Milk Money, Tears in the Sun, Brian's Song, Armagedon, No time for Sargents, Tammy,The Invisible Boy, DUEL, White Line Fever,KILLDOZER. Just off the top of me head !
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Old 01-16-2006, 01:58 PM   #38
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The King and I. All of them (there are three versions). I just love the concept of a woman going out in the world by herself, intelligent and broke, and taking care of herself and her children. And yes, I've read her memoirs, and her son's, so know the true story in addition to the fantisized versions. And some of my favorite moments in life are times we've grabbed each other and danced to "Shall We Dance" -- some times with my sisters, once with a couple of boys I was baby-sitting. And I actually saw Yul on stage. I love all versions of this story, and all three versions, and the memoirs. I like that it is real, and something I might think of doing.
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