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Movies so good you either-

1.Went and saw it in the theatre more than once.
OR
2.Had to have a copy of your own when it was released on tape or dvd.

Some of mine (in no particular order) are:

Shawshank Redemption - Intense and clever

Matrix - Technical despite Keanu Reeves

Highlander - I still like it 18 years later (although I should have put all of the sequels in my Worst list)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Do I even have to explain?

Animal House - Ditto

Tombstone - "I'm your Huckleberry"

Goodfellas - No explanation needed

Glory - Cause I felt it an honorable and accurate Civil War movie

Saving Private Ryan - Same reason, about WWII

Bachelor Party - A REALLY early Tom Hanks movie so stupid, I laugh my ass off every time

The Hunt for Red October - Very Tom Clancy

Airplane! - "Surely you can't be serious"

High Fidelity - One of the only films I identify with

Hell, I could go on, but I'd rather see your favorites. Big Grin
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Three Amigos
(Would you say I have a plethora of pinatas?)

Blazing Saddles
(I pledge allegiance to Hedy Lamarr...)

Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan
(KIRKKKKKKKK!)

Star Trek: First Contact
(Resistance is futile!)

BRAVEHEART
(If I stand on my head, my kilt will fly up.)
[Editor's Note: Yeah, I WISH]

Indiana Jones #1
(Snakes! Very bad! You go first!)

Back to the Future #1
(One point twenty-one gigowatts!!!!!)

Unforgiven
(We ALL got it coming, kid.)

Beauty and the Beast
(...and every last inch of me's covered with hair...)

Babe
(That'll do, pig!)

LOTR : Fellowship
(Not all who wander are lost.)

Better Off Dead
(Would you mind if I took out Beth?)

Die Hard
(Yeah! Come out to the coast! We'll have a few laughs!)

Nightmare Before Christmas
(And because I am dead, I can take off my head, to recite Shakesperean quotations...)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles
(Those aren't pillows!)

Mystery, Alaska
(Aw, blow it outcher ***...)

The Naked Gun
(I can't even pick just one quote from this one...)

The Wedding Singer
(Take off my Van Halen shirt before you jinx it and they break up.)

Almost Famous
(I am a Golden God!)

Fletch
(Put it on the Underhill's bill!)

Four Weddings and a Funeral
(I'm not a lesbian. Well I was for about two weeks at college once, but that's over now.)

HONORABLE MENTION: Best in Show, The Little Mermaid, Independence Day, The Untouchables, The Fisher King, Gone With the Wind, Sixteen Candles, Roxanne, That Thing You Do, The Hitcher.

[Edit: I was going to echo Geddy on Ferris Bueller, Tombstone, Airplane, Shawshank, Bachelor Party and several others but forgot to...that's a pretty solid list you got there, buddy!]
Godfather Part 1 and 2
Fight Club
Memento
Donnie Darko
North By Northwest
Taxi Driver
Apocalypse Now Redux
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Shawshank Redemption
Back To The Future
The Usual Suspects
When Harry Met Sally
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Superman
The Matrix
The Sting
LOTR - Fellowship and Two Towers
Trainspotting
Scarface
Vertigo
Heat
Oh yes, some good ones that you all have come up with I should have on my list.

Memento - Very complex story. Loved it.

Pulp Fiction - Funny and Disturbing - I've been looking for a wallet like that Big Grin

When Harry Met Sally - Very New York, and great music

Better Off Dead - "2 dollars!"

Superman 1 & 2 - Classic (although any after that go on the hate list)

Heat - Pacino and De Niro? Can't go wrong there.

:edit: High Fidelity made it's tv debut on Comedy Central tonight - not as good with all the profanity, etc. censored out. Frowner
Hey geddy .......don't call me surely! hahahahahahhahahaahhahaha

I pretty much agree with everything that's been posted so far, with a couple of additions:

The Princess Bride -
"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!"

Ghostbusters -
There are SO many one-liners in this movie that I can't narrow it down to just one!

Mallrats -
Hey, I WAS a mallrat, so it's nostalgic for me!

Happiness -
A rather sick and demented one......so strange it was good!

Somebody already said this one, but I'll say it again: DONNY DARKO . Anyone who was a teenager in 1985 needs to see it. This movie made my brain hurt.
Schindler's List
(The most harrowing and outstanding film I have ever seen)

The Shawshank Redemption
(Just bl**dy brilliant!)

Billy Elliot
(Bally !? Boys don't do Bally ! Football. Boxing even, but not Bally. )

Snatch
(Okay, I'll do it for a new caravan. For me Ma - periwinkle blue)

The Rock
(Was on ABC last night. Excellent !)

Also:
The Madness of King George
Elizabeth
Into the West
The Crying Game
Shooting Fish
Trainspotting
Brassed Off
Rob Roy
Bandits
Carlito's Way
Leon (called The Professional in the US?)
Moulin Rouge
Notting Hill
The Thomas Crowne Affair
Ocean's Eleven

Something for everyone there I think ! Smiler
Oh my goodness...how could I have forgotten the Princess Bride? (I do not think that means what you think it means...) And Ghostbusters? (There is no Dana, there is only Zool...) Superman 1 & 2 (Kneel before Zod...)? Good calls, guys.

I also forgot:

MEET THE PARENTS
(It's a song about a boy and his magical dragon...)

-and-

SHANGHAI NOON
(John Wayne? That's a HORRIBLE cowboy name!)
Breakfast At Tiffany's
A Room With a View
Pride and Prejudice - The BBC- A & E version tough never released in the theater but I had to include.
Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
Porky's 1 and 2
Braveheart
Gladiator
The Usual Suspects
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
True Romance
Goodfellows
The Godfather 1 and 2
Momento
Fight Club
The Last Waltz
These are in no particular order.

Moonstruck (I've seen this movie about 100 times. It made me forgive Cher for YEARS of bad career moves. Alas, it was to be one of her only successes in my opinion)
A Room with A View (see my comment about Cher above, same goes for Julian Sands)
Raising Arizona
The Big Lebowski
O Brother Where Art Thou? (Coen bros rock!)
Mystery Train
Ghost World (Steve Buscemi rocks!)
Amelie (Oh, my God I love this movie so much. Sorry Heidi, I love you but I guess we can't go to movies together cause you put this on your hate list and I put Braveheart on mine Big Grin )
American Beauty (Kevin Spacey rocks!)
Some Like it Hot
The Usual Suspects
Seven (The opening titles alone make it list-worthy. There's a permanent loop of them in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in NYC)
Silence of the Lambs
Babe
Babe 2, Pig in the City
Big Night
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (ooh, I agree about Chow Yun Fat!mmmm-mmm)
The Empire Strikes Back
It's a Wonderful Life
Rear Window (I love Jimmy Stewart so much!)
North By Northwest
The Sound of Music
My Neighbor Totoro
Princess Mononoke
Fargo
Best in Show
Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest is a genius!)
Cinema Paradiso
Annie Hall
Purple Rose of Cairo
Enchanted April
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
LA Stories
Roxanne
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Zoolander (sooooo dumb and funny, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson... all hilareous)
Royal Tennenbaums sp? (Owen Wilson rocks!)
High Fidelity
Better Off Dead (John Cusack rocks!)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (I guess we have a few in common Heidi Wink )
Moulin Rouge (made me fall in love with Ewan MacGregor -sp?-!)
Sixteen Candles (of course, Jenn, nice call!)

Gosh, I need to stop and do some work. I'm dying to go to a movie now.
lol Grace! I rented Amelie at your suggestion! We bailed after about half an hour...we couldn't bring ourselves to care about the main character because she was so dishonest and manipulative, and that's about all there was to pay attention to. And Braveheart...well...that's for eye candy, plain and simple. Wink

[Edit: OK, I lied. I like the WHOLE movie, on so many levels, eye candy is just ONE. Longshanks is only the best movie badguy, EVER....]

Many of the ones on our lists jive, though, so I wouldn't say we could *never* go to the movies. Smiler

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