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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
You lot are sooooo amazing! Either that or I have major memeory problems!!
Can I remember any titles? ....
a few butonly cos I've recently seen them!!!
High Fidelity (love the way they just talk music and tracks, is that a male thing?)
Jenn, is that the P&P with Colin Firth? that is soooooo .......

Classics are good

Cromwell, Man for All Seasons,

Why does no one like Godfather 111? (the part where Andy Garcia and she are in the kitchen ..... )

Now I've started .......

Star is Born (Barbara Sterisan and (Mmmm) Kris Kristofferson , a good old theraputic weepy!!

I'm sure I'll think of more!!

This is fun!! Remembering films !!!
Oh don't apologize! I think you have as many movies in your list as I have seen in my lenghty 20 year old life. And that's cool, I wish I could go more often so but I just go to whatever my fiends suggest once in a while. Like Jackass next week Big Grin
I tried to look for movies that come up in more than one list. I guess I'll have to rent Fightclub for example.
Re: Pride and Prejudice - Yes, I do mean the Colin Firth version, all 5 + wonderful hours of it that I have watched probably more than 10 times. Love it! I used to have a VHS tape of it that I recorded from TV and I had paused out all of the commercials. But I now have the DVD which I got from the A & E website and it was only 40 bucks, I know when the video came out it was originally a hundred bucks. Anyways, well worth the money, I think amazon.com sells it too. We all need a Mr D'arcy in our lives....

And Grace, I love "A Room With A View" too! Isn't it fabulous! Smiler
Ok, Grace and Heidi .......the THREE of us would have a great time on movie night!! I found myself agreeing with your lists most often! And Grace, your taste in men is superb: Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Stewart, John Cusack, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi, etc. Some are hot, some are just great actors! Here's somebody I've only recently discovered, thanks to my b/f: Steve McQueen!! Wow...what a hottie he was. Too bad he couldn't have stuck around longer....
Since me and Heidi mostly have the same list, I'll be more of a literalist and interpret Geddy's criteria more literally:

"1.Went and saw it in the theatre more than once."

The Breakfast Club
Lord of the Rings -- Fellowship AND Two Towers
Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan
Dances With Wolves -- reviewed it for the college paper, liked it so much I went again
The Untouchables
Braveheart
Field Of Dreams -- I'm a baseball geek...
Bull Durham -- see above

"2.Had to have a copy of your own when it was released on tape or dvd."

....or adding the additional criteria "bought as soon as I got a VCR/DVD player"...

LoTR (again)
The Matrix
Unforgiven
Die Hard
Spiderman
Tombstone
Goodfellas
quote:
Originally posted by pfellah:
[qb]Kia and Grace,

Please do not reply to this thread unless you've filed your TPS reports. Didn't you get the memo?

Sincerely,
Bill Lumbergh

[Office Space is GREAT...]

Jason[/qb]
Yeah, pretty soon I'm gonna get fired and have to take a job where I have to wear 15 pieces of flair or more. Big Grin I just don't want to do any work today. I hate my job! Roll Eyes
oh yay
i'm bored
this is good....

network
lolita
dr. strangelove
usual suspects
american beauty
magnolia
kids in the hall: brain candy
annie hall
purple rose of cairo
chinatown
animal house
attack of the killer tomatoes
sixteen candles
fargo
ghost world
war of the roses
raising arizona
dancer in the dark
fear of a black hat
this is spinal tap
delicatessen
city of lost children
heavenly creatures
amadeus
clockwork orange
harold and maude
being john malkovich
fish called wanda
the jerk
L.A. story
shawshank redemption
carlito's way
say anything
high fidelity
pretty in pink
bowling for columbine
best in show
waiting for guffman
princess bride
margaret cho: i'm the one that i want
all about my mother
talk to her
women on the verge of a nervous breakdown
2001
freaks
trainspotting
neverending story
some like it hot
odd couple
adaptation
memento
the shining
E.T.
nightmare before christmas
back to the future (I & II)
jacob's ladder
office space
welcome to the dollhouse
contempt
amelie
royal tennenbaums
bottle rocket
rushmore
taxi driver
willy wonka and the chocolate factory

i feel like i'm forgetting some.
but that's the jist of it.

Cool
This is a great thread. Just the thing to cheer Stephanie and me up after all the bushfire stuff...Here's a joint list (which explains the odd juxtapositions)

Oldies

Mrs Miniver
In Which We Serve
It Happened One Night
Bringing Up Baby
A Night at The Opera
Zulu (Why us Colour Sergeant? Because we're here, lad, and no-one else.)
The Four Feathers (1939 version)

Newies

Pride and Prejudice (I have never desired your good opinion, and you have certainly bestowed it most unwillingly)
When Harry Met Sally (and I want it on the side)
The Princess Bride (There was a mighty duel...Never start a land war in Asia....and wove, trueee wove)
4 Weddings and a Funeral (He was my North, my South....tears every time...)
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan (With my last breath I stab at thee)
My Brilliant Career
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (ooh Eric, there's some lovely filth down here)
The English Patient
Bridget Jones' Diary (Stephanie, a librarian, is adamant that it is the ONLY movie that is better than the book)

Kids' Flicks
Lilo and Stitch
Toy Story 2, then 1 (You're a strange, sad little man)
quote:
Originally posted by Heidi in Pittsburgh:
[qb](Shudders because she never realized hubby bought Goodfellas......is deeply disturbed that her household actually owns a copy of Goodfellas, and begins to fondle the red Swingline stapler that she stole off some guy's desk...)[/qb]
*...Wanders up to Heidi's desk, mumbling...*
"Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler."

(ah yes, poor Milton from "Office Space"...)

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