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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Paste posted this list a while back:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/li...
10. Goodfellas
9. Napolean Dynamite
8. Pulp Fiction
7. Spaceballs/Men in Tights
6. Casablanca
5. The Princess Bride
4.The Ten Commandments
3. Animal House
2. Groundhog Day
1. The Shawshank Redemption

Honorable Mentions: Casino, Forrest Gump, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Amelie, The Sound of Music, Inherit The Wind, What About Bob?, Snatch, Lawrence of Arabia, Hoosiers, E.T.: Extra Terrestrial, Zoolander, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally, The Sound of Music, Corky Romano

(They liked The Sound of Music so much they included it twice).

I disagree with their list completely, except for The Princess Bride.

My list would include
1. Harold & Maude
2. Young Frankenstein
3. Rocky Horror Picture Show
4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
5. The Princess Bride
6. Wristcutters (A Love Story)
7. Arsenic & Old Lace
8. Spirited Away
9. The Sound of Music
10. The Incredibles
Honorable mentions: The Wizard of Oz, the Indiana Jones movies, Star Wars.

What movies would you watch anytime they popped up on TV?


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ooh, good one. I do watch those when they're on as well.


message 3: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
I also disagree with their list. For me it's:

1. Sound of Music
2. The Godfather I and II
3. P & P w/Colin Firth (that's not too likely to pop up on tv often, it's so long)
4. Persuasion w/Amanda Root
5. North by Northwest
6. Notorious
7. Gone with the Wind

Here's a kind of weird one - Someone to Watch Over Me with Mimi Rogers.


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments Movies I own and watch a lot:

1. Young Frankenstein
2. Finding Nemo
3. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
4. Vertigo
5. The Princess Bride
6. The Incredibles
7. This is Spinal Tap
8. The Pink Panther
9. Sense & Sensibility
10. Spirited Away

Movies I WANT to own and watch a lot, but don't yet:
1. Strictly Ballroom
2. Funny Face

Movies I will watch on tv if I come across them:
1. Jaws
2. Rocky Horror
3. Wizard of Oz
4. Groundhog Day
5. Ghostbusters
6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
7. Star Trek anything


message 5: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
This probably makes me very abnormal, but I find The Wizard of Oz unwatchable. I've seen parts of it but never the whole thing. (I did read the book when I was a kid.)


message 6: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
I'd probably watch Speed a few more times.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments My big question is: What is Corky Romano doing on their list?


message 8: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Removable watches?


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Most are, Larry.


message 10: by Brittomart (last edited Jul 13, 2010 01:48PM) (new)

Brittomart OMG, when Harold sets himself on fire, I could just watch the look on that girl's face over and over.

My list in no particular order:

1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
2. The Baxter
3. Jackie Brown
4. Pulp Fiction
5. Scary Movie 2 ("I don't know what the hell this is...but I lick it anyway!" I love all of Chris Elliott's lines in that movie.)
6. 28 Days Later
7. Shaun of the Dead
8. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
9. Forrest Gump
10. Dodgeball

And there are plenty others that I'm forgetting, but those are the first ten that come to mind. Ultimately, it comes down to quotability for me.

Oh and anything with Paul Newman.


message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Oh! I want to include Hot Fuzz! And maybe Dodgeball too.


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

Britt wrote: "OMG, when Harold sets himself on fire, I could just watch the look on that girl's face over and over.

My list in no particular order:

3. Jackie Brown
4...."


Not sure that it would make my top 10, but this is an interesting movie, and not one I thought any one else watched.


message 13: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart Jim "In dreams we enter a world entirely our own" wrote:

Not sure that it would ..."


Jackie Brown is one of my favourites, and I've always wondered why no one talks about it when they talk Tarantino.


message 14: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Labyrinth!
My list is getting longer.


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Spinal Tap!
Oh, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.


message 16: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 350 comments BunWat: I really enjoyed BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM. My list would include:

Pretty Woman
The Bird Cage
The Lion King
Dirty Dancing
Grease
Saturday Night Fever
Clueless
My Cousin Vinny


message 17: by smetchie (new)

smetchie | 4034 comments I ♥ Dirty Dancing.


message 18: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 350 comments BunWat: I think that movie made Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley's careers. Parminder was on ER for some episodes too but her character was kinda prickley.


message 19: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 350 comments BunWat: Have you seen Mira Nair's THE NAMESAKE? It was based on the book The Namesake. I loved both the book and the movie. I enjoyed MISSISSIPPI MASALA very much. Have you seen SALAAM BOMBAY?

Gurinder Chadha has this new one, IT'S A WONDERFUL AFTERLIFE that looks interesting.


message 20: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 350 comments BunWat: Do you like India-centered movies and/or movies by Indian directors?

Have you seen:
Bandit Queen

Earth/Fire/Water--these are 3 different movies directed by Deepa Mehta.

Bollywood Hollywood
Before the Rains


message 21: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart I've seen The Namesake! It stars Kal Penn! I forgot about that movie.


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Strictly Ballroom
Bend it Like Beckham
P & P (mini series)
Persuasion
Jane Eyre (mini series)
LOTR
Star Wars (the original three)
The Castle
Mad Max


These are not in any particular order.


message 23: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 350 comments BunWat: Deepa Mehta's films tend to be controversial and are often the subject of protests. I think protests of books/movies tend to be counter-productive. They actually make me more inclined to see/read the movie/book.

I believe BANDIT QUEEN was directed by Shekhar Kapoor(of ELIZABETH fame). It's about the life of Phoolan Devi, a bandit-turned-politician. It's quite graphic and profane.

BEFORE THE RAINS is a movie I picked up because of the Indian setting and the actress(Nandita Das). It was better than expected. Hubby even liked it.

BOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD is the lightest in subject matter.


message 24: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) My re-watchable ten, in order from 10 to 1, are as follows:

10. Amelie
9. Blade Runner
8. The Big Lebowski
7. Fight Club
6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
5. Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
4. The Godfather
3. Star Wars, Episode V: A New Hope
2. Lawrence of Arabia
1. Seven Samurai


message 25: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
BunWat wrote: "My list would include in no particular order

Shaun of the Dead (definitely!!)
Buckaroo Banzai
Life of Brian
Diva
Willow
Spinal Tap
Local Hero
Strictly Ballroom
Bend it Like Beckham"


Diva!! That brings back memories. My friend and I asked the theater owner if we could have the poster and he opened the glass case and gave it to us. We loved that movie so much.


message 26: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
BunWat wrote: "I haven't seen Harold and Maude in like 20 years. I wonder if I would still like it."

Yeah, I found it magnificent and charming when I was young but the second time I watched it some years later, not as much.


message 27: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
Dirty Dancing is one of those movies that I certainly don't regret seeing, but once is enough and I don't need to ever see it again.

Half the movies in this thread I've never even seen...


message 28: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Out of the list way at top I can watch Goodfellas over and over. Every now and then I'll run into on cable and I can jump in whenever. Blade Runner, as people said, too.

I'd add Blues Brothers, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Super Troopers, Old School, and anything I've already seen by Bergman, but esp. Winter Light.


message 29: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) I love dopey comedies, but I still can't understand why people think SuperTroopers is all that funny. Other than the "shenanigans" bit, it's kinda corny. Then again, I should watch it again to see what I'm missing.


message 30: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments That's how I feel about Monty Python, but I'm afraid to say that too much lest a quoting explosion begin.


message 31: by Brittomart (last edited Jul 13, 2010 08:38PM) (new)

Brittomart I like Monty Python when I'm watching it with people...but I fall asleep on it when I'm alone.

I'm adding American Beauty, Philadelphia, Eastern Promises, and that one scene in Jersey Girl where Ben Affleck Goes "Dad, I'm home!" and George Carlin responds "Like I give a shit!" in a way that only George Carlin could get laughs from.


message 32: by Brittomart (new)

Brittomart OMG HOW COULD I FORGET ABOUT STEP BROTHERS? Will Ferrell singing "Something to Talk About" is amazing.


message 33: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) Casablanca
Edward Scissorhands
School of Rock
Best in Show
Airplane
50 First Dates
Life is Beautiful
Out of Africa
Ken Burns Baseball
any Star Wars


message 34: by Phoenix (last edited Jul 13, 2010 09:03PM) (new)

Phoenix (phoenixapb) | 1619 comments Mrs. Doubtfire
Finding Nemo
First Knight
Underworld (all three)
Star Wars (all of them)
Harry Potter (all)
LOTR (all)
Labrinth
The Dark Crystal
Pirates of the Caribbean (all)


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I love that first Pirates movie, and the second one, too. The third one doesn't have enough Johnny Depp.


message 36: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6030 comments The Day the Earth Stood Still
Night of the Living Dead
The Kids Are Alright
Animal House
Major League
Hoosiers
Dead Alive
Night of the Creeps
Dodgeball
This Is Spinal Tap
Blazing Saddles
Warriors
Rock 'n' Roll High School
The Night Stalker
Dawn of the Dead
The Road Warrior
Terminator
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Island of Lost Souls
Slap Shot


message 37: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) Slap Shot is on my all-time Top 100. It has one of my favorite lines:

"I'm trying to listen to the fucking song!"


message 38: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6030 comments Gus wrote: "Slap Shot is on my all-time Top 100. It has one of my favorite lines:

"I'm trying to listen to the fucking song!""


Also, "Puttin' on the foil, coach!"


message 39: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) Also, any POTC
To Kill A Mockingbird
Sidney Poitier movies


message 40: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments i haven't seen bend it like beckham in years. we had it on vhs but the player broke :(
i watch the sissi trilogy almost every year
i've seen titanic a lot of times, and will probably watch it again
pride and prejudice (the mini series with colin firth)
little miss sunshine
amélie
alice in wonderland (1951)
hooligans
papillon
bridget jones's diary
fight club
mulan
once upon a time in the west


message 41: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6030 comments janine wrote: "pride and prejudice (the mini series with colin firth)"

My wife used to torture us with this one, but she hasn't watched it lately. She has the box set. It works like ether on me.

"Papillon" is great!


message 42: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments Clark wrote: "janine wrote: "pride and prejudice (the mini series with colin firth)"

My wife used to torture us with this one, but she hasn't watched it lately. She has the box set. It works like ether on m..."


i don't torture. i don't even own it on dvd.

i also wanted to add the great escape and escape from alcatraz, but my list was getting a bit too long.


message 43: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Bun - back to Mira Nair for a sec. Have you seen Monsoon Wedding? I'd highly recommend that one.


message 44: by Mona (new)

Mona Garg (k1721m) | 350 comments AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN


message 45: by BK (new)

BK Blue (paradoxically) | 56 comments 1. Jaws
2. Beauty & the Beast
3. Finding Nemo
4. Eurotrip
5. Almost Famous
6. Step Brothers
7. Howl's Moving Castle
8. 10 Things I Hate About You
9. My Cousin Vinny
10. Poltergeist

Talladega Nights:The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Old School, The Lost Boys, The Labyrinth, Elf, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Grease, Steel Magnolias, Anchorman and The Hangover also suck me in every time. I laugh every time at the piano song in The Hangover.

Also, I liked Corky Romano and I cannot lie.


message 46: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11676 comments Too many lists to read. Has anyone mentioned "The Dirty Dozen," "Unforgiven" or "The Great Escape?"


message 47: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24321 comments Mod
Rebecca.


message 48: by Mary (last edited Jul 15, 2010 01:33AM) (new)

Mary (madamefifi) Marie Antoinette
Love, Actually
Napolean Dynamite
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mi Vida Loca
Sex and the City (blushing)
Grease
Fly Away Home
Jurassic Park
Spun


I may have mentioned a few times that I just love CGI so whenever anything CGI-ish comes on---Incredible Hulk, Ghostrider, Constantine, Von Helsing, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, etc---I get sucked in. Oddly I am not at all attracted to the Fantastic Four movies, probably because I don't like Jessica Alba.


message 49: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Now that we have the movies picked, I think we're now ready for the Great TC Pajama Party. All we have to discuss is favorite party games and party snacks.


message 50: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) twister!


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