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  1. D_N Flay Table

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    What are your top 5 movies?
    GO!
     
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    Brokeback Mountain
    Finding Nemo
    Spirit Stallion of the Cimeron
    Hidalgo
    Seabiskit

    What they all have in common: horses, men, and cute things.
     
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    Rocky
    Rocky II
    Rocky III
    Rocky IV
    Rocky V
     
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    Shawshank Redemption
    Tank Girl
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Something's Gotta Give
    Cars
     
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    Pirates of the Caribbean I
    Pirates of the Caribbean II
    Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
    LotR: Fellowship
    LotR: The Two Towers
    The Iron Giant

    <--- *sigh* Dork
     
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    Day for Night
    The Last Metro
    Enchanted April
    Kill Bill vol1
    The Young Girls of Rochefort
     
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    My favorite ever was probably a 1924 Mack Sennet short, The Hollywood Kid. I could see that every day for the next twenty years and not get tired of it. I'd put Laurel & Hardy, Our Wife (1931), in the same class.

    Of the productions most people think of as "movies" I have to admit that maybe two of the top five are musicals - as much to my surprise as anyone's.
     
  8. D_N Flay Table

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    mine are..

    1.Starwars IV
    2.Jaws
    3.Dog Soldiers
    4.LOTR FOTR
    5.Starwars V
     
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    Marty--with Ernest Borgnine
    Carousel
    Slow Dancing In The Big City--with Paul Sorvino
    Hearts In Atlantis--Anthony Hopkins
    Household Saints
     
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    The Mission
    The Matrix
    My Best Friend's Wedding
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    Shakespeare in Love
     
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    12 Angry Men
    Fight Club
    Gattaca
    The Matrix
    The Thing
     
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    Hmm this is tough to narrow down to 5 so I'll keep it recent...
    In no particular order:

    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Sideways
    Hot Fuzz
    Munich

    Sidenote, thanks for reminding me about Shawshank, Meg. I was torn between it and Munich.
     
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    1. Amelie
    2. Delicatessen
    3. Rear Window
    4. Secretary
    5. Anchorman
     
  14. D_N Flay Table

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    those are all chick flicks!!!
    heheh j/k
    good ones!
     
  15. mindseye

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    I couldn't narrow this down to just five, so I decided to make a list of movies that I really dig but that aren't critically acclaimed. By weeding out widely-loved movies like My Fair Lady, Brokeback Mountain, The Shawshank Redemption, and the original Manchurian Candidate, I've got a list that's a bit more provocative and reveals some more of my idiosyncracies:


    Four Overlooked Movies (listed alphabetically):
    • Clue: An excellent ensemble cast, zany one-liners, and relentless pacing make this a brilliant homage to Murder By Death.
    • The Contender: As a political junkie, this is my favorite political film. Gary Oldman's ruthlessness never descends into comic-book evil, and Joan Allen does a great portrayal of the nominee who nearly but doesn't quite crumble under intense scrutiny. Both of them walked difficult lines masterfully.
    • Hair: Milos Forman took fantastic songs from the musical and weaved a coherent and touching plot around them, something the musical lacked. Some of the scenes are dated -- White Boys and Hare Krishna each push a stereotype a little too far -- but the last act of the movie is a cinematic masterpiece.
    • Joe Versus the Volcano: A much-maligned movie that improves upon repeated viewings. The surface plot is pretty cornball, but richly detailed and filled with agreeably odd characters. Very interesting...as a luggage problem!
    Two Not-Fantastic But Still Quite Good Movies
    • The Addams Family: An inspired revisitation of the creepy, kooky, etc. family. Though marred by unsubtle product placements (FedEx, MC Hammer, for example) and an overreliance on special effects, the film wins points for its extraordinary dialogue and sets. The chemistry between Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia manages to be both hysterically funny and undeniably erotic.
    • Waterworld: Too long, and the uninteresting "chase scene" in the second half makes the movie seem even longer. But the cinematography is gorgeous, and the global-warming-dystopia depicted in the first half of the movie is engrossing. Not a five-star movie by any stretch of the imagination, but also not nearly as bad as critics made it out to be.
     
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    Awe, damn... I should've put "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" on my list! Love that movie!
     
  17. agnslz

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    Older movies:

    Some Like it Hot
    The Color Purple
    Driving Miss Daisy
    The Wizard of Oz
    Paper Moon


    Newer movies:

    Gosford Park
    Manhattan Murder Mystery
    Small Time Crooks
    This is My Life
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin
     
  18. snoozan

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    In no particular order, changes from day to day, here are a few notable movies for me:

    Fight Club
    Office Space
    LOTR: The Two Towers
    Notes on a Scandal
    (i'm afraid to admit this) The Bridges of Madison County
    Spaceballs
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Unforgiven
     
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    I couldn't put just five films down...There's far too many great films! So I thought I'd list five great films that many of you may have not heard of and implore you to go and watch.

    Waking Ned
    Taxi (Original Luc Besson French version)
    Plunkett & Macleane
    I.D.
    Chopper
     
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