what are your 3 favorite movies

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  1. telefreak

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    1.The original Italian Job (I'm a mini owner)
    2. Pulp Fiction
    3.The Crow

    Not sure why I chose the other 2, I just like them
     
  2. snoglobe

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    my list keeps changing

    Somewhere in my list that I've already posted I would love to slam in the original Nutty Professer. You don't have to be French to love Jerry's portrayal of Buddy Love.

    I'm also a sucker for the banter in Kevin Smith's movies. While I liked Mallrats, I think Dogma is by far his best work. Jay and Silent Bob strike back is a total waste of time. I wish I could have that hour and a half of my life back so that I could apply it to practicing my guitar, or sleeping, or doing something fun like taking out my appendix with an oyster fork. Did I mention how much that movie sucked.
     
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    1. Field of Dreams
    2. Shawshank Redemption
    3. Vacation
     
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    Re: Great lists, people!

    What a great movie!

    TBD
     
  5. Joel Terry

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    Re: my list keeps changing

    Indeed, Adrian--a classic for the ages. People can say what they want about Jerry Lewis, but I think The Nutty Professor (the original 1963 version) and The Bellboy (1960) are two of the funniest comedies in the history of film.

    Joel
     
  6. The Bone

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    First three that come to mind

    #1. Goodfellas
    #2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Paul Newman/Liz Taylor version).
    #3. Gone with the Wind
     
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    Re: My favorites - this week

     
  8. teledogg

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    A separate vote for Harold and Maude and...

    1) Red Sun-A Samurai western

    2) We Were Soldiers Once, and Young
    3) Saving Private Ryan
    watch these two and then try to justify war-I dare you.
    Dogg
     
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    He certainly was! Have you seen Fugutive on a chain gang?
     
  10. weelie

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    Re: Hard Choices

    NOW WE'RE TALKING! A great list there.
     
  11. teleinMI

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    1) A River Runs Through it

    The final scene is a thing of beauty...

    Robert Redford (Narrator): But when I am alone in the half light of the canyon all existence seems to fade to a being with my soul and memories. And the sounds of the Big Black Foot River and a four count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.

    2) Shawshank Redemption

    3) Sling Blade

    I see The Magnificent Seven mentioned......western theme songs are so cool!
     
  12. Telecaster65

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    And the winner is...

    best love movie ever: Manhattan, Woody Allen
    best comedy ever: Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks
    best war movie ever: Platoon, Oliver Stone

    ... and many others just a step away...
     
  13. Telecaster65

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    Re: And the winner is...

    Critics awards to:

    Smoke, Wayne Wang
    Blade Runner, Ridley Scott
    Three Amigos and The Blues Brothers, John Landis
    Roma città aperta, Roberto Rossellini
    The Unforgiven, Clint Easwood
    Apollo 13, Ron Howard
    Casablanca, Michael Curtiz
    Fandango, Kevin Reynolds
    The Shining, Stanley Kubrick
    Pulp fiction, Quentin Tarantino
    Big Wednesday, John Milius
    The remains of the day and A room with a view, James Ivory
     
  14. Vincent Caster

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    3 for me

    On the Waterfront
    Caddyshack
    Black Rain
     
  15. Geo

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    The Thing (Kurt Russell one)

    These were edged out as I narrowed from top 6.
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    L.A. Confidential
    Hunt For Red October
     
  16. Oster

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    Hard to choose just three, but the ones I like most are probably:

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Yellow Submarine

    A decision based on, aside from other things, the fact that these will likely be the first DVDs I buy when we finally get a DVD player!
     
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    I don't watch a lot of movies, but trying to narrow it down to three is almost impossible. Here's the first three off the top of my head. Ask me in 10 minutes, and I'll give you a different answer.

    "They Call Me Trinity"

    "Trinity is Still My Name"

    "Blazing Saddles"

    I'm a sucker for comedy/westerns.

    Me and the kids all LOVE Charlie Chaplin movies too. I have a nice collection on video tape.

    Is there anywhere you can find Fatty Arbuckle movies on video?
     
  18. deanzat

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    Not only is it hard to find Arbuckle, but Harold Lloyd and W.C. Fields are hard to get, too. The end of the Graduate is lifted almost verbatim from Harold Lloyd's "Girl Shy," only the Lloyd film was absolutely hilarious, because the fellow who tries to stop the wedding stammers when nervous. The effect in a silent film is side-splitting.

    DZ
     
  19. Maggot

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    Philadelphia Story
    Dazed & Confused
    Do The Right Thing
    All About Eve

    - Couldn't limit it to three. These are my four favorites that I like equally.

    Some good recent ones that I've seen are Dirty Pretty Things, Kill Bill 2, Super Troopers and Raising Victor Vargas
     
  20. Telecaster65

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    Hai Trag, Italian Stuff ???

    I lik'em a lot, also all that Sergio Leone Movies from the sixties (a bit more serious but good.)

    Nice to see tha you USA guys lom'em too!!!

    Ciao!!!
    :D
     
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