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    Merbites favourite movies...

    As far as I know this hasn't been done here before. What are some of your favourite movies? A short list of mine would include:

    Spirited Away
    Say Anything
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Show Me Love
    Fist of Legend
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Donnie Darko
    Casablanca
    Castle in the Sky
    American Beauty
    Schindler's List
    Pulp Fiction
    Friday
    Almost Famous

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    The Shinning
    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    Poltergeist
    Star Wars
    Forrest Gump
    American Beauty
    CRAZY
    The Crying Game
    The Blair Witch Prject

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_
    And many others... Can't remember them all. But I think it's obvious I like weird movies!
    The Big Lebowski! How could I have forgotten...

    (You should see Donnie Darko, if you haven't yet.)

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    And my personal favorite Striptease with Demi Moore...

    Just kidding

    BTW EB, it must be one of your favorites as well (see the name of the strip club in the movie description )
    MG

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    21 of Doc's favorite movies of all-time

    Tombstone
    Schindler's List
    Casablanca
    Gone with the Wind
    City Slickers
    The Godfather
    The Godfather Part II
    The Deer Hunter
    Heaven Can Wait
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Das Boot
    Die Hard
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Lethal Weapon
    Braveheart
    Gladiator
    Shane
    Carlito's Way
    The Notebook
    Platoon
    Last edited by Doc Holliday; 08-03-2006 at 01:21 AM.

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    Like Water for Chocolate
    Tortilla Soup
    Babette's Feast
    Chocolat
    Chicago
    Shrek I & II
    Any movie with JLo in it
    The Indiana Jones movies

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    Pulp Fiction (my all time favorite, best written script ever)
    Bridge On The River Kwai (best war movie of all time)
    Casablanca
    Memento
    Godfather
    2001: A Space Odyssey (Best Science Fiction Film of all time)
    Planet of the Apes
    Total Recall (Best Arnold movie of all time)
    Caddyshack
    Fletch (Best Chevy Chase film)
    Being John Malkovich
    Dr. Zhivago
    Lawrence of Arabia
    True Grit
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Bullitt
    The Great Escape (second best war movie of all time, but best Steve McQueen movie of all time)
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    A Bridge Too Far???? That movie stunk the joint!

    Quote Originally Posted by tex
    another great war movie that I enjoyed is "A bridge too far".
    You have to be kidding me, right?

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    Breadman's favorites...

    Top of the list...Band of Brothers series. Actor from this series also had a great performance in 'Office Space'.

    Snatch, Troy and Mr & Mrs Smith with Brad Pitt are pretty decent.

    A Bridge Too Far, Great Escape, Asenic and Old Lace, How the West was won...and a not so well known movie titled 'My Name is Nobody' staring Henry Fonda are all great old movies.

    Kelly's Hero's, Outlaw Josie Wales and the Unforgiven are my top three Eastwood flicks.

    Last but not least...the Man who knew too little starring Bill Murray. One of his best in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_
    Y'all forgot Debbie Does Dallas!!!!
    There's a tie for my all-time favorite porn movies:

    1) Deep Throat

    2) Insatiable

    The pool table scene with Marilyn Chambers & the gardner is a classic & one i'd like to re-enact one day. I also liked Devil in Miss Jones due to the anal & DP scenes (this was a no-no back then), but it was a bit of a depressing movie for it to be among my atfs.

    My all-time favorite porn star: Ginger Lynn. Met her about 12 years ago while she was touring the stripclubs and i lost the picture we took together!!

    p.s. Add 'The Dirty Dozen' to my top films' list. Great war movie with Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, etc.

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    Superman I (of course!)
    Superman II (of course!)
    Superman Returns (of course!)
    The Matrix
    The Godfather (both I and II)
    Goodfellas
    Caddyshack
    Animal House
    Forrest Gump
    Pulp Fiction
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    My guilty favorite: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. It's so bad that it's good! LOL
    Kill Bill 1 and 2 (thanks for reminding me!)

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    Amadeus
    Drunken Master II (HK film with Jacky Chan)
    Fight Club
    Scarface
    Once Upon a Time In America
    Dogma
    Logan`s Run
    Superman The Movie
    saving Private Ryan
    Night Of The living dead
    Monsieur Ibrahim
    life Is Beautiful

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    it's hard to draw up a list, but the following come to mind for me

    Aliens I
    Terminator I
    Godfather I & II

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex
    Eagerbeaver,

    I also like war movies.the ones you pick are great ones.another great war movie that I enjoyed is "A bridge too far".Have you seen it?I just bought it last month on DVD.Another war movie is the dogs of war which i didn't enjoy has much has the ones that you mentioned.

    regarding Fletch...I read all the fletch books when I was a teenager.Once i started a book I couldn't put it down.
    I saw that movie a long time ago and don't consider it to be in the same class as Bridge On The River Kwai. I have seen Bridge On The River Kwai about 10 times. I have replayed the ending about 20 times. What makes it a great film is that it can be interpreted in many ways. Some critics have said that the film is about a British commander, Colonel Nicholson (played by Sir Alec Guiness) who uses the task of building the bridge as a way of proving British superiority to the Japanese. Other critics have said that Nicholson uses the task of building the bridge as a way to prove to his men that they can maintain their dignity as human beings and triumph over torture and physical and mental abuse in a POW camp by building something that has tremendous value to their enemy. Still other critics have said that Nicholson's crazed obsession with building the bridge, in the face of seemingly insurmountable hardships, is the ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

    The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1957 and the Academy Award for Best Actor for Alec Guiness. It was the greatest performance of his long and distinguished career. Many younger people have told me they thought Guiness was knighted by the British because of his role in "Star Wars" as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Well, you can throw the Star Wars DVD in the toilet, and every other movie he ever made. Alec Guiness was knighted based on one movie performance, that being the one he gave in Bridge On The River Kwai.

    What rivets me the most about the movie is the final tragic scene involving Colonel Nicholson, and trying to determine whether his final act is intentional or an extremely ironic unintentional act. Director David Lean I think purposely left it ambiguous as to which it was, but I always like to believe that Nicholson, despite his final words ("Oh my God, what have I done??????????") did not intend that final act.

    Or did he?

    This is one of the few movies I have seen that is both immensely entertaining, and very deep.
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    Hostel (what a sick movie, I couldn't stop watching, like a bad car accident)
    The 40 year old virgin (couldn't stop laughing)
    Ray (what a performance by Jamie Fox)
    Blade 1 (imho, it was the start-up for effects that spawned the Matrix movies)

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