what are your 3 favorite movies

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  1. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'll try to keep it at 3 Films

    Casablanca; my all-time Number One, timeless, have
    probably seen it thirty times, an incredible story line on
    several levels and without question the Best Casting, the
    Best Musical Score, I could go on and on and on. During
    Finals at Harvard they show Casablanca round-the-clock
    it's a tradition that's been going on for decades.

    My New Partner; my favorite "cop movie" of them all !!!
    Made in France, killer Musical Score, great story line and
    hysterically funny and heartwarming. I was originally forced to watch this movie - after five minutes even I
    knew I was witnessing Cinematic Genius.

    The Magnificent Seven OR The Seven Samurai; Samurai
    came first and inspired Hollywood so much that they HAD
    to make The Magnificent Seven; see both.
     
  2. rcliffg

    rcliffg Tele-Meister

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    1. The Big Lebowski
    2. Office Space
    3. North by Northwest
     
  3. ravindave_3600

    ravindave_3600 Friend of Leo's

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    3 Classics in no particular order

    Casablanca
    High Noon
    Buckaroo Banzai

    (with honorable mentions to The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, A Night at the Opera, and Shrek).
     
  4. TheGoodTexan

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    Big Lebowski?

    Really? Wow.

    The first date that I ever had with my wife was to go see this movie. I thought that I would really like it. I like Jeff Bridges, and I'm into that kind of movie.

    But we got bored with it and left before it was over!

    I wouldn't call it a bad movie, like, say, Joe Dirt, but I'm surprised to see it #1 on someone's list.

    I guess that's why they make so many movies! ;)
     
  5. rcliffg

    rcliffg Tele-Meister

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  6. MandyMarie

    MandyMarie Friend of Leo's

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    Mine are :

    1. The Day The Earth Stood Still

    That's my favorite movie ever made.


    2. Pulp Fiction


    3. Harvey
     
  7. snoglobe

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    Lion in Winter
    (Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn have great dialogue)

    Pulp Fiction

    Life of Brian



    and honorable mentions go to:

    Fandango
    The Princess Bride
    Spinal Tap
     
  8. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel Friend of Leo's

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    In no particular order:

    Broadway Danny Rose
    Local Hero
    Ordinary People

    Jim
     
  9. e-merlin

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    Star Wars. My all time favorite.

    The Shootist. Well, almost any John Wayne movie.

    Sunset. Bruce Willis and James Garner, how can you go wrong? I liked Hudson Hawk, too.
     
  10. Horrorshow

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    The Wizard of Oz
    The Lord of the Rings
    The Exorcist


    runners up:
    The Great Escape
    The African Queen
    Scarface
    Eyes Wide Shut
     
  11. Bill E.

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    1. La Grande Illusion (1937)

    2. Alien (1979)

    3. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

    runners up: Dr. Strangelove; Raging Bull; Some Like it Hot; The Third Man; The Bride of Frankenstein; The Blue Angel; The Deer Hunter; Greed; Life of Brian; Bridge on the River Kwai; Lawrence of Arabia.
     
  12. lobotomyactivist

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    gee golly

    I'll throw 4 up, because on brand new one just battled it's way into my heart:

    Lost in Translation

    The Clash: Westway to the World

    Wayne's World

    and the new one:

    GARDEN STATE.
    saw it 3 nights ago and can't get over it's beautiful quirkiness.
     
  13. beez

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    Ed Wood
    Citizen Kane
    Goodfellas

    I can watch those movies over and over again. Other movies I really like are Cobb, Fifth Element, Ghost World, Waiting for Guffman, and About a Boy.
     
  14. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'm going to throw in two more just because I forgot them when I first saw this post. They are oldies but goodies.

    Birds of Prey. A helicopter chase movie WAY before Blue Thunder.

    The Italian Job. The original. Better than the recent hit.

    I used to stay up really late to watch those when they were on TV.
     
  15. Silverface

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    Harold & Maude

    African Queen

    A Knight's Tale

    ...this list changes at random, however. These were the first ones to come to mind.
     
  16. Colo Springs E

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    Omigod....

    ....it's just really interesting to me to see the preferences people have. For me, this is an absolutely unwatchable movie!

    No offense intended Silverface, I genuinely find it fascinating to see how people's tastes run.

    By the way I had a blast in SoCal; thanks for your suggestions about where to stay. We did stay at Huntington, but ate a nice meal at Walt's Warf in Seal Beach, and spent an afternoon at Laguna. It was a VERY relaxing, very nice vacation.

    I could live there! (Well, if I won two lotteries...) :)

    By the way, a lot of people would say "Knight's Tale" was silly; I really enjoyed it, particularly the "Golden Years" dance piece. How cool!

    -Eric
     
  17. TELEJACKER

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    Can't believe I haven't seen this one.....

    1. The Godfather

    2. & 3. A doubleshot of anything John Wayne!!!
     
  18. Mik

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    I always distinguish between favorite movies and best, or greatest movies. More fun to share and discuss favorite flicks than greatest, because favorites are fromtheheart personal choices, choices made cause you dig em, not necessarily because a film class or a 30 year old Pauline Kael review commanded the criteria (I admit that I am permanently aesthetically warped from reading too many Pauline Kael essays...)

    Mik's 3 faves:

    1. CASABLANCA when the props start spinning I am a complete sobbing jellyfish mess.
    2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY dragged my family (my 11th birthday) to see it in 1968, reserved seats! they've never forgiven me.
    3. THE GODFATHER three plus hours never went by so fast.

    Mik
     
  19. TBoneDeluxe

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    1. The Godfather
    2. The Verdict
    3. Spinal Tap

    TBD
     
  20. Kingpin

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    No particular order

    A Beautiful Mind
    Lion in Winter
    Young Frankenstien
     
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