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FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by MMMmmm... on 16 December 2007 5:22am
Here's a place to rave and post about them! There are almost too many, and I know I will forget...

All the Python movies, Brazil [which I saw the first time when coming down with the flu (unknowingly) and was quite fantastically delirious by the end - it was perfect!], Fanny and Alexander, Babette's Feast, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars, My Life as a Dog, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Sophie's Choice, Harold and Maude, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Before the Rain, Gigi, Au Revoir Les Enfant, The Life Aquatic, Life is Beautiful, Reds, My Left Foot, Dangerous Liasons, Annie Hall, The Piano, Koyannisqatsi (on a big screen), The Breakfast Club, Zardoz, Kolya, The Wizard of Oz, Metropolis, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Gods Must Be Crazy, When Harry Met Sally, Say Anything [because of local affiliation], many excellent long and short foreign films that I have seen but can't remember the names of [I often enjoy foreign films as much as Hollywood ones because lower budget artistry and creativity can bring about very compelling results too] ... There are more - I'll have to add later! :) Some newer and older ones I feel like I have to see again but other favorite honorable mentionable movie inhabitors and creators are in general: All Monty Pythons, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorcese, Spielberg, Peter O'Toole, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Julie Andrews, Dame Judi Dench, Michael Caine, Alan Alda, Will Ferrell, Mike Meyers, Heath Ledger, and more...
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by Spursfan on 16 December 2007 11:51am
Pirates of the Caribbean (obvious reason - Deppy as Captain Jack Sparrow (pause while I contemplate this.....!); Airforce One; The Peacemaker; The Da Vinci Code; Interview with the Vampire; Shoot 'em Up; Blood Diamond; Oliver!; West Side Story; An Officer and A Gentleman; Top Gun; and loads more that I can't remember so I may be posting again soon on this thread!!!
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by arty_farty on 16 December 2007 1:37pm
sword in the stone, saved, dracula dead and loving it, pay it forward, meaning of life, airplane 2, little mermaid, american pie 3, bridget jones 1 and 2, naussica valley of the winds, 4 weddings aaaand about a boy
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by perfectbitch on 16 December 2007 5:51pm
I enjoyed "The Gods must be Crazy" - I don't think many people have seen it or the 2 sequels. My favourite film of all time is "The Third Man" closely folloed by TLOB. My late husband used to drive Peter O'Toole - he is a good egg.

Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by elina on 16 December 2007 6:14pm
Here's some I've enjoyed...
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - started my relationship with Pythons!
- Life of Brian (1979)
- Monty Python's The Meaning of life (1983) - few years ago I was too scared to watch this because I saw picture of Mr Creosote vomiting in our high school philosophy book and I thought it was a horror film...
- Gosford Park (2001)
- The Rutles - All you need is cash (1978)
- My Fair Lady (1964)
- Jabberwocky (1977)
- Time Bandits (1981)
- Richard III (1995) - I love Nigel Hawthorne and Ian McKellen in this!
- A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
- The Match (1999) - quite interesting little film. Tom Sizemore is in it which was a surprise for me, it is located in Scotland.
- Tommy (1975)
- Cats (1998)
- Much ado about nothing (1993)
- Casino Royale (2006) - I fell in love with Daniel Craig while watching this about year ago!
- Dragon heart (1996)
- Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
- Heat (1995) - RDN has never been more sexier! And in one scene Al Pacino says, in a very sexy voice, to his wife in film "Woman", and I had that kind of experience last spring. I'm still excited about it!
- Giant (1956)
- East of Eden (1955)
- Rebel without a cause (1955) - I love James Dean also!
- She wore the yellow ribbon (1949)
- The Searchers (1956) - I watched this eight times in a week last spring. Yes, I liked it.
- The Quiet Man (1952)
- Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (1989)
- Playing by heart (1998)
- 36 Quai des Orfevres (2004) - sort of French version of Heat. Daniel Auteuil is wonderful!
- The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
- Kulkurin valssi (1941) - One of the best Finnish films, starring our sex symbol Tauno Palo.
- Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
- Singin' in the rain (1952)
- Court Jester (1955)
- Knock on wood (1954)
- Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
- Casablanca (1942)
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- The Graduate (1967) - I love Dustin Hoffman, too! My friends and I actually wrote a rap song about him, called Divine Dustin.
- Komisario Palmu films (1960-69) - Finnish films, based on stories written by Mika Waltari.
- Man on the moon (1999)
- Der Untergang (2004)
- Cinema Paradiso (1989)
- We're no angels (1955)
- Rear Window (1954)
- The General (1927)
- Charles Chaplin's films
- The Truman show (1997)
- Rainman (1988)
- The Philadelphia Story (1940)
- Ray (2004)
- Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999)
- Concorrenza sleale (2001)
- La stanza del figlio (2001)
- Camille (1936)
- Anna Karenina (1935)
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by mrsthing on 17 December 2007 3:52am
I love old movies (40s & 50s, mostly) especially musicals like Oklahoma, Singin' in the Rain, White Christmas, State Fair, Brigadoon--just about all of them! I love the dancing and singing and the overacting.

Rainman was great--Tom Cruise's angry tirade delivered at a whisper blew me away.

"A Fish Called Wanda" is still one of my favorites. JC's nude scene trumps anything he did as Basil Fawlty or with Python. It's exquistely embarrassing and impeccably timed. And Jamie Lee Curtis's tirade after Otto dangles Archie out the window is one of the funniest parts of the movie. "To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people!"

Life of Brian--too much to comment on. It's a work of genius, and my favorite Python offering.

"A Christmas Carol" with Alistair Sim. Does a better job of conveying the spirit of the book than the book does. And Sim is perfect as Scrooge.

Sister Act--the music was great, and the humor was good, too.

Harry Potter--guilty pleasures, especially HP3.

Hans Christian Andersen, with Danny Kaye. Pretty much anything with Danny Kaye. I like funny men.

There are more, but I can't think of them now.

Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by MMMmmm... on 17 December 2007 7:34am
That is really amazing Linz that your husband used to drive Peter O'Toole! I had a crush on him in the 1980's when I was in high school!(He probably would have enjoyed knowing.) And before that, when I was even younger, I had a crush on Danny Kaye from seeing one of his old movies! No one else I knew had these crushes!
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by elina on 17 December 2007 11:01am
Mrsthing, I also love Danny Kaye's films, he was such a handsome man and a very good singer! Court Jester is one of the best medieval films I've ever seen!

MMMmmm..., you're not the only one who had (and still has) a crush on Danny Kaye :)
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by Miss-M on 17 December 2007 12:39pm
I'm a Danny Kaye fan too. I love him in The Court Jester, Hans Christian Andersen, White Christmas, and Me and the Colonel.

"I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right?"
Re: FAVorite Mooovies or Films...! by peripatetically on 17 December 2007 1:13pm
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA, Missy, you are a scream.
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