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What are your favourite movies?

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DAncer66 Sun 06-Nov-16 14:26:03

Tell me about some of the best movies you ever watched.

rosesarered Sun 06-Nov-16 14:33:31

How much time do you have?
so many, but especially,
Midnight Run ( has everything, tense, thrilling, exciting scenes, moving scenes, humour, good acting/script)
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World ( funny funny funny)
Groundhog Day ( a classic )
Moon ( sci-fi but really about what it is to be human)

fiorentina51 Sun 06-Nov-16 15:05:45

A Man For All Seasons.
Gone With The Wind.
The Producers.
Life Is Beautiful

I'm sure there are others but I have a shocking memory for film titles!😮

hildajenniJ Sun 06-Nov-16 16:02:00

Favourite films, where do I start?

Field of dreams, I could watch every day.
Mama Mia
It's a wonderful life
The Music Man
Calamity Jane
Apollo 13
Men in Black (the first one)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Curse of the Black Pearl).

phoenix Sun 06-Nov-16 16:07:37

As a Brit, I watch "films" rather than "movies" ! (sorry, pet hate of mine blush)

Linsco56 Sun 06-Nov-16 16:31:08

So very many, but here are a few of my favourites.

Out of Africa
West Side Story
Midnight in Paris
The Pianist
War Horse
The English Patient
Imitation of Life (watched with a box of tissues handy)

TriciaF Sun 06-Nov-16 16:34:02

West Side Story, 1961 version. It was on Sky recently, and even husband watched it to the end.

Anniebach Sun 06-Nov-16 17:00:48

12, Angry Men

The Third Man

Gone With The Wind

P.S. I Love You

When Harry met Sally

First Wives Club

Frankie and Johnny

Shawshank Redemption


The Devil Wears Prada

DanniRae Sun 06-Nov-16 17:03:35

Grease - Sleepless in Seattle - Love Actually - Parenthood - Pretty Woman - Harry Met Sally - The Great Escape - Indianna Jones Films - Shrek Films

DanniRae Sun 06-Nov-16 17:07:46

I can't believe that I forgot two of my very favourites = A Town Like Alice - Sense and Sensibility.

They both have such wonderful endings!!

grannypiper Sun 06-Nov-16 17:10:22

The Quiet man or anything with John Wayne.
THE Devine secrets of the ya ya sisterhood

Heather23 Sun 06-Nov-16 17:16:22

Polyanna - with Hayley Mills (first film I remember seeing)
Out of Africa
English Patient
Born Free
Ring of Brightwater
Mamma Mia
An Education
Don't Look Now (Julie Christie)
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

durhamjen Sun 06-Nov-16 17:20:28

I, Daniel Blake at the moment.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Oranges and Sunshine
A Beautiful Mind
All the Tolkein ones.

shandi6570 Sun 06-Nov-16 17:22:49

The Sting
Wind Beneath my Wings
Despicable Me (Minions)grin

KatyK Sun 06-Nov-16 17:26:50

The Way We Were is my all time favourite. Others that come to mind are -

Soldier Blue (it was shocking at the time)
Educating Rita
Billy Elliot
Too many to mention really
and just lately The BFG smile

KatyK Sun 06-Nov-16 17:28:00

Oh and Midnight Cowboy

shandi6570 Sun 06-Nov-16 17:28:21

Ooh, forgot The Full Monty grin

nanaK54 Sun 06-Nov-16 17:29:34

Sleepless in Seattle
City of Angels
Brief Encounter
Shirley Valentine
Calendar Girls
Random Harvest
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Greyduster Sun 06-Nov-16 19:05:23

The Lion in Winter;
Out of Africa;
Seven years in Tibet;
Dead Poets Society;
A Bridge Too Far;
The Searchers;
Anything with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in it;
To Kill a Mockingbird;
Mrs Miniver;
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.
Too many others to mention.

Shanma Sun 06-Nov-16 19:59:21

The African Queen
Brief Encounter
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
West Side Story
King Kong

I am sure there are more, cannot think of them just now

gettingonabit Sun 06-Nov-16 20:03:08

Birds, Psycho, Vertigo.
Brief Encounter.
Seance on a Wet Afternoon.
The Piano Teacher (a bit um...strange, that one).
The Exorcist.
The Dambusters.
Double Indemnity.

TerriBull Sun 06-Nov-16 20:23:42

Godfather 1 and 2
Don't Look Now
Death in Venice (The one with the Mahler soundtrack)
Barry Lyndon
Jean de Florette and Manon de Source
Gone with the Wind
Dr Zhivago
Ryan's Daughter
The English Patient
Butch Cassidy, Bonnie and Clyde and Funny Girl (loved all of these when I was a teenager sneaked into Bonnie and Clyde X rated when I was 14)
Saturday Night Fever
Pulp Fiction (more for the iconic dance scene than the whole thing)
About a Boy
Big (an early Tom Hanks that my children loved)
Toy Story (First Pixar film that one of my sons sat practically opened mouthed all the way through)
Brief Encounter (just love listening to the clipped accents and marvelling at the stiff acting - of it's time)
The Bridget Jones trio for feel good escapism

Quite sure I've forgotten some.

DAncer66 Mon 07-Nov-16 14:20:08

Movies/films (phoenix smile) I've loved

Four Weddings & A Funeral
Shawshank Redemption
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1 & 2
The Bourne movies
Jesse Stone movies

Oldies but goodies -

Anyone ever see The Day They Gave Babies Away? My first sad movie. Sooo sad I have never forgotten it.

What about -

The Parent Trap, Catbaloo, The Longest Journey, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Cool Hand Luke, A Street Car Named Desire, On The Water Front, Paint Your Wagon, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, The Graduate, In The Heat Of The Night, Cape Of Fear, Dr Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter, Ryan's Express, Bonnie and Clyde, Gone With The Wind, Imitation of Life, Madam X, Whistle Down The Wind, The Sting, Butch Cassidy, Soldier Blue, Shirley Valentine, The Magnificent Seven, Shogun, Adam's Rib, Arsenic and Old Lace, The ghost & Mrs Muir, The African Queen, Casablanca,,,,,


KatyK Mon 07-Nov-16 15:07:35

I love The King and I too.

Welshwife Mon 07-Nov-16 15:17:10

The Deer Hunter - could never wattch it a second time though!
Days of Wine and Roses
The Scent of a Woman
The French Connection
The Quiet Man and Ryan's Daughter.
The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Tea with Mousolini
The new film -- Changeling
And a lot more!