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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-03-01 05:45
Subject: [movies] Films I like a lot
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Apropos of not so very much, here's a few lists of films I like a lot. Desert island DVDs, as it were.

Non-Anglophone Films
Alphaville
City of Lost Children
Hero
House of Flying Daggers
Underground

Independent Films
Bliss
Blue Iguana
Little Miss Sunshine
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Six String Samurai

Major Studio Releases
2001
Fargo
Lord of the Rings (yes, the entire trilogy — sue me)
The Usual Suspects
Watchmen

What would be on your list?

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jimvanpelt
User: jimvanpelt
Date: 2011-03-01 14:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Casablanca
The Truman Show
Holiday Inn
Gattaca
When Harry Met Sally
Galaxy Quest
Mr. Roberts
Dark City
Up Periscope
Watchmen
African Queen
Dead Poets Society
The Natural
Aliens
Toy Story (if for nothing else, the "I Will Go Sailing No More" sequence at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAHpE_8IDOQ&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1)
Miracle on 34th Street
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Joy
User: cithra
Date: 2011-03-01 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bladerunner
Ghost In The Shell (subtitled version only, a considerably more subtle story than the dubbed ::shudder::)
The Matrix trilogy (yes, all three - sue me in turn. I have my reasons.)
Cthulhu (extra bonus: filmed in Astoria & Seattle)
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Galdrin ap Morgan
User: galdrin
Date: 2011-03-01 15:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What would your list be?

Non-Anglophone Films
Crouching Tiver, Hidden Dragon
House of Flying Daggers
Pan's Labyrinth

Independent Films
Manhunter
Renaissance
Breaker Morant
Calendar Girls
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!
The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came Down A Mountain

Major Studio Releases
I agree with Fargo and take ...
The Natural
To Kill a Mockingbird
Ben Hur
Journey to the Center of the Earth (w/James Mason)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (w/Michael Rennie)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (w/James Mason)
The Time Machine (w/Rod Taylor)
First Men in the Moon (w/Lionel Jeffries)
From the Earth to the Moon (with Joseph Cotton)
Forbidden Planet
Lord of the Flies
Eight Men Out
All seven Harry Potter movies
All three Underworld movies
All three Lord of the Rings movies
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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-01 15:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Last Waltz
The Ruling Class
Hedwig & The Angry Inch
Better Than Chocolate
Rivers & Tides
A Knight's Tale
Motel Hell
Read or Die (TV)
Bedazzled (1967 original)
Waiting for Guffman
Repo Man
Firefly/Serenity (TV/film)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Looney Tunes/Warner Bros classic cartoons
Black Adder (TV)
The Tick (TV - cartoon & live action, but prefer the former)
Blues Brothers
Better Off Dead
The Princess Bride
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
Dazed & Confused/Real Genius/Fast Times At Ridgemont High

*****

I haven't watched Fargo in quite a long time now. My kittenhead who died in the Fall was named Fargo after the film. He was a tuxedo kitty - black w/white paws 'n' belly as if he were regularly walking through the snow. Time to watch it again, methinks.
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scarlettina: Movie tix
User: scarlettina
Date: 2011-03-01 16:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Movie tix
Forbidden Planet
Spartacus
Casablanca
Desk Set
Singin' in the Rain
The Lion in Winter
Bull Durham
The Lord of the Rings (entire trilogy--me, too)
The Thomas Crowne Affair (the Pierce Brosnan one)
Aliens
Finding Nemo
Pan's Labyrinth
The Triplets of Belleville
The Truman Show
The Usual Suspects
The Untouchables (the Costner-Connery one)
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mlerules
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-03-01 17:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Triplets of Belleville - YES! Thx for the reminder...
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Twilight: FilmReel
User: twilight2000
Date: 2011-03-01 17:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:FilmReel
Forbidden Planet
Casablanca
Desk Set
Singin' in the Rain
The Lion in Winter (BOTH Hepburn/O'Toole & Stewart/Close - and boy was I surprised to discover I liked anyone other than Hepburn/O'Toole ;>)
Inherit the Wind (Tracy/March, tho Lemon/Scott isn't a bad interp_)
12 Angry Men (Fonda/Begley - 1957)
Toy Story
Toys
Mrs. Doubtfire
4th Protocol
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar
Miracle on 34th Street
Galaxy Quest
The Princess Bride
7 (likely all 8) Harry Potter films
The Lord of the Rings (entire trilogy--me, too)
The Thomas Crowne Affair (the Pierce Brosnan one)
Noble House
Finding Nemo
Contact (which I've just now managed to see - no I have NO idea how I missed this for so long!)
(And I've not seen Red yet!)

Edited at 2011-03-01 07:59 pm (UTC)
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bram452
User: bram452
Date: 2011-03-01 16:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Non-Anglophone:

Red (From the Three Colors films)
Diva
Amelie
Cronos
The Five Obstructions

Independent:
Happy, Texas
sex, lies, and videotape
Protagonist
Red Rock West
The Replacement Killers
Zero Effect

Major Studio:
The American President
Jackie Brown
Love, Actually
Chinatown
The Big Lebowski
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biomekanic
User: biomekanic
Date: 2011-03-01 20:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I would add:
Non-Anglophone:
M
Seven Samurai

Independant:
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Major Studio:
The Blues Brothers
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2011-03-01 21:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Vorkosigan
Much Ado About Nothing
Hamlet (Branagh version)
Housekeeping
all three Lord of the Rings movies (I refuse to sue you)
the fourth Harry Potter movie (Goblet of Fire)
It Happened One Night
The African Queen
Chicken Run
Serenity
Brokeback Mountain
Mulan
Ratatouille
What's Up, Doc?
Shanghai Noon
The Big Easy
Bull Durham
The Princess Bride
The Great Race

I think I'll stop now...
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CJ Marsicano (CJマルシカノ)
User: cjmarsicano
Date: 2011-03-01 21:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A Hard Day's Night
Malcolm X
Seven Samurai
Yojimbo
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
We Jam Econo
Mo'Better Blues
Ocean's 11 (both versions)
Blazing Saddles
Moonraker
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Head
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains
The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle

Edited at 2011-03-01 09:24 pm (UTC)
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User: renatus
Date: 2011-03-01 21:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm not much of a movie person (I like 'em and really appreciate the art of them, but they don't often catch my attention the way other things do), but City of the Lost Children is right up at the top of my very short list. It makes me so glad to see someone else appreciates it; most people I've mentioned it to have never even heard about it.

Others:
Back to the Future series
Amelie
Edward Scissorhands
The Dark Crystal
The Matrix
Animatrix
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
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crystalrmartin
User: crystalrmartin
Date: 2011-03-02 02:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Okay here is my short list...

Phantom of The Opera (2004 Movie)
Across the Universe (Yes there's something about musical movies)
Bridget Jones Diary
Highlander
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Fav HP)
Son-In-Law
Waynes World

And last but not least -

Sailor Moon Season Stars (Anime Burned Cds fansubbed never released in US)
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2011-03-04 05:24 (UTC)
Subject: Movies
Here are some of my favorites in random order:

Rebecca
Black Narcisuss
Citizen Kane
Notorious
Casablanca
Lawrence of Arabia
Jaws
Chinatown
Alien
Aliens
Terminator 2
The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
LA Confidential
Grand Illusion
Maltese Falcon
Twelve O'Clock High
The Right Stuff
Sound of Music
Mary Poppins
Groundhog Day
M
Metropolis
Thief of Bagdad
Lost Horizon (Ronald Coleman)
Random Harvest
The Enchanted Cottage

Many, many more.
Best,
Brian Hiebert
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