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If anyone has a collection of favorite movies or recommendations, doesn't have to be in any order. I understand that many people don't like movies, and that's OK. Judgment- free zone!

I'll give you 6 to get started:

1. Night of the Living Dead

2. 12 Angry Men

3. Little Shop of Horrors

4. 50/50

5. Braveheart

6. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

 

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4 minutes ago, Patine said:

Masters of the Universe (the live-action 1989 Golan and Globus movie with Dolph Lungrum, Frank Langella, Billy Bartley, Meg Foster, and a teenage, pre-Friends Courtney Cox

Frank Langella is a shining star in that movie, which is wild ride. Fully recommend, if anything for the laughs!

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Groundhog Day is my favorite.  Bill Murray is my favorite actor, and this movie is the full Bill Murray experience.

Back to the Future trilogy (especially the first one of course).

American Beauty

Leon: The Professional

Instant Family

A Christmas Story

Meet the Robinsons

Big Daddy

Tommy Boy

Click

Road to Perdition

And, finally, Signs.  it's not actually that good of a movie, but it holds a special place in my heart from my bachelor days, as popping in this DVD was my "move" back before "Netflix and Chill" was a thing.  ;c)

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49 minutes ago, MrPotatoTed said:

Groundhog Day is my favorite.  Bill Murray is my favorite actor, and this movie is the full Bill Murray experience.

Back to the Future trilogy (especially the first one of course).

Yes yes yes! I watch groundhog day religiously and the Back to the Futures were wonderful. Love ZZ Top in #3

Have you seen "Palm Springs"? Great take on the idea, Andy Samberg does a really solid job. 

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1 minute ago, 10centjimmy said:

Yes yes yes! I watch groundhog day religiously and the Back to the Futures were wonderful. Love ZZ Top in #3

Have you seen "Palm Springs"? Great take on the idea, Andy Samberg does a really solid job. 

Hadn't heard of Palm Springs, I'll check it out!

 

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Just now, Patine said:

The movies listed in the cropped version of your quote, above, I have never even heard of.

American Beauty won "Best Picture", "Best Actor", and "Best Screenplay" Oscars, amongst others.  Kevin Spacey, Chris Cooper, Alison Janney, Annette Benning ,Mena Suvari, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley.  Kevin Spacey is a dad who doesn't know it, but only has a few weeks left to live.  He's always lived by the rules, but in his final weeks he has a mental breakdown and finally does all the things he always wanted to do, from working out to changing jobs, getting his dream car, even pursuing a much younger (too young) girl.  It's a dark comedy.

Leon: The Professional.  Action/Comedy/Drama.  Natalie Portman in literally her first role.  She's a young child, her entire family is murdered over drugs.  She runs to a neighbor's house for protection and discovers that he is a hitman.  He's willing to protect her from the people who killed her family, but wants to shelter her from the violence -- but she wants to become a hitman like him.

Instant Family: Just a feel-good movie where Mark Wahlberg and his wife (forget her name) decide to become foster parents to a complicated family of three kids despite having no parenting experience.  Hijinx and heart-warming moments follow.

A Christmas Story:  Comedy. This is a classic that I think might be older than I am.  A man reflects on his childhood, narrating a very funny story with a lot of great characters, mostly set in the lead-up to Christmas.

Big Daddy: Comedy Adam Sandler has to take care of a young boy who gets literally dropped on his doorstep, despite basically still being child-minded himself.  

Click:  Comedy/Drama Adam Sandler gets a remote control that allows him to fast-forward through the boring parts of his life -- turns into a little bit of a horror as the remote  control begins anticipating his desire to skip boring things and skipping years and years of his life, to the point that he has no memory of those years and is horrified by the decisions he made and the impact his "autopilot"edness is having on the people around him.

Road to Perdition:  Drama/Action.  Tom Hanks is a mob enforcer and a father to kids who have no idea what he does for a living.  But the mob boss betrays and tries to kill him and Hanks has to go on the run with his kid, while trying to figure out how to take the mob boss down so that he and his kid aren't killed.  

If you can't tell, I'm a sucker for movies about the relationship between dads and their kids.  Between thinking the world of my dad and being a dad myself, they get me every time.

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Not in any particular order, but I'm a fan of most of what was mentioned above. Here's what I can think of right now 

1. Blade Runner 

2. Lord of the Rings (All movies including the Hobbit)

3. American Psycho 

4. Dark Knight Trilogy

5. Waterloo (1970)

6. Patton (1970)

7. Apocalypse Now 

8. The Patriot

9. Eyes Wide Shut

10. Spartacus 

11. We Were Soldiers

12. Inception

13. Interstellar

14. Casino Royale 

15. Shutter Island 

16. Indiana Jones 

17. Dirty Harry & following movies.

 

 

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, MrPotatoTed said:

Click:  Comedy/Drama Adam Sandler gets a remote control that allows him to fast-forward through the boring parts of his life -- turns into a little bit of a horror as the remote  control begins anticipating his desire to skip boring things and skipping years and years of his life, to the point that he has no memory of those years and is horrified by the decisions he made and the impact his "autopilot"edness is having on the people around him.

So heartbreaking. What a scary movie. I think Christopher Walken might actually represent the devil in that one. :classic_biggrin:

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2 minutes ago, Patine said:

Which ones? Each is four movies, and the quality varies widely within each series.

Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade are my favorite. 

Of Dirty Harry:

Dirty Harry (first one)

Magnum Force

The Enforcer

 

Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool are pretty meh. 

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3 hours ago, MrPotatoTed said:

Oh, and the Tom Holland Spiderman movies.  I was never a comic book or super hero guy, just wasn't my thing.  But I've loved all three of his Spiderman movies.

See I like comics but couldn't get into those at all. I did like No Way Home but it was because Andrew Garfield

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This is going to sound weird, but I am just not a movie person. Very few can hold my attention for two straight hours. What's odd is that old movies (1920-1960) typically do. Newer movies rely more on quick scene changes, quick dialogue, and action-sequences, which sort of disrupt my focus. It's probably an ADHD thing. 

I do watch TV shows, which I greatly prefer to movies. They're usually more digestible for me. Mini-series work too. 

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3 minutes ago, Patine said:

Not everyone. Mine was the Temple of Doom. But, like with Star Trek V, I acknowledge being in the minority here.

Temple of Doom is the one I used to watch the most of as a kid. As I got older I seemed to appreciate The Last Crusade more. I love Sean Connery. And the premise of The Last Crusade in general. 

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Just now, Patine said:

Why does Harrison Ford have to play an old man version of all of his iconic characters. What's next, "The Fugitive - the Next Run 30 Years Later?"

Lmao, mans got to have a last run on everything it seems. I'm somewhat anxious for the final Indiana Jones to come out but I got a feeling itll be like Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Honestly, all Harrison Ford's latest movies, at least remakes of old ones, have been absolute ass except for Blade Runner 2049. And the only reason it isn't bad is because he's in 2049 for less than half the movie. 

Star Wars, Indiana Jones 2008, I hope it ain't the final Indiana Jones with him. But I got a bad feeling about this... 😛 

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1 minute ago, vcczar said:

This is going to sound weird, but I am just not a movie person. Very few can hold my attention for two straight hours. What's odd is that old movies (1920-1960) typically do. Newer movies rely more on quick scene changes, quick dialogue, and action-sequences, which sort of disrupt my focus. It's probably an ADHD thing. 

I do watch TV shows, which I greatly prefer to movies. They're usually more digestible for me. Mini-series work too. 

I work the same way. I find it very hard to sit down and do anything for more than an hour and a half, and as such prefer TV and mini-series which are more digestible in short spans. Only difference is that rather than old movies, the movies that are able to hold my attention tend to be more random. Nowadays the only movies that I ever really sit down and watch are Marvel movies, but I can still sit down and watch most classics if I know that I like them. I just tend to spend time on my phone while I'm watching the movies, ha. I think it's the same thing that makes me really tend to not enjoy rewatching movies or TV Shows, or even replaying games. In my mind, if I've already seen a story, I'm not going to see it again unless I really enjoy it.

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9 minutes ago, vcczar said:

This is going to sound weird, but I am just not a movie person. Very few can hold my attention for two straight hours. What's odd is that old movies (1920-1960) typically do. Newer movies rely more on quick scene changes, quick dialogue, and action-sequences, which sort of disrupt my focus. It's probably an ADHD thing. 

I do watch TV shows, which I greatly prefer to movies. They're usually more digestible for me. Mini-series work too. 

You sound like you'd really love sitting through the LOTR Extended Editions and watching them all in one sitting... 😈

 

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50 minutes ago, Rezi said:

Nowadays the only movies that I ever really sit down and watch are Marvel movies

I was a huge marvel fan in middle school (I don't think there were any Marvel movies yet), but I can't get into Marvel movies at all. I lose interest in about 30 minutes. 

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50 minutes ago, Pringles said:

You sound like you'd really love sitting through the LOTR Extended Editions and watching them all in one sitting... 😈

 

I saw the first two LOTR movies, and I actually liked them well enough. I tend to like movies based on literature more than most other movies, for whatever reason. 

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O Brother, Where Art Thou is a classic.

I'd say:

No Country for Old Men

The Little Things

Disturbia

End of Watch

Super-Man Red Son

The King of Staten Island

Vice

Fever Pitch

El Camino

Beautiful Boy

A Bronx Tale

The Notebook

Pearl Harbor

Election (this was actually filmed in La Vista. My cousin who went to the high school they used was an extra during the bus scene. The surrounding area looks a good bit different now then it did back then)

The Batman (the new one with Robert Pattinson)

Beetlejuice

Almost Famous

The Grey

The Star Wars movies of course

There is so many more but i feel I've already put too much ahah

 

 

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