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What are your 10 favourite movies

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Artaylar Sun 20-Dec-20 18:22:55

This is a very difficult list to compile as I've loved so many, though here goes - in no particular order

The Piano
Gangs of New York
Master and Commander
Pulp Fiction
Gladiator
Dracula (with Gary Oldman)
Batman Trilogy - directed by Christopher Nolan (cheating I know...)
V for Vendetta
Last of the Mohicans
Mad Max: Fury Road

Sparklefizz Sun 20-Dec-20 18:55:36

None of those, Artaylar.

Can't think of 10 straight off, but my fave is
The Bridges of Madison County.

JackyB Sun 20-Dec-20 19:05:34

Ten is a bit much Those films you list are all quite violent, aren't they?

I prefer a comedy or something more pensive.

Back to the Future (all 3)
Commitments
The Constant Gardener
Despicable me (all of them)
Love Actually
Mary Poppins

And I really enjoyed Dev Patel as David Copperfield earlier this year.

I don't often get to see films in the original version - I have to wait till they come out on DVD. I have hundreds of DVD's stashed away and I bet if I just reached into any shelf I would find a film I enjoy as much as any of the above. All the Harry Potter films for example. I could sit and watch the lot back to back, except DH might feel a bit neglected.

Ilovecheese Sun 20-Dec-20 19:06:03

Gladiator
Brief Encounter
The Godfather
Fatal Attraction
The Little Foxes
Mildred Pierce
Alien
Love Actually
One True Thing
Toy Story

Gosh it is really hard to choose!

Septimia Sun 20-Dec-20 19:24:46

Genevieve,
Whisky Galore (the original version),
Brandy for the Parson.....

or any of the Ealing comedies.

But there are plenty of other films that I've enjoyed, like Lawrence of Arabia.

Jaxjacky Sun 20-Dec-20 19:27:59

The Hunger, Angel Heart, Highlander, Pulp Fiction, Avatar, Alien, Silence of the Lambs, Once upon a time in Hollywood, The Green Mile and Paddington.
Very hard to choose 10, these are random

DanniRae Sun 20-Dec-20 19:28:02

Grease
Love Actually
Pretty Woman
The Bridges of Madison County
When Harry Met Sally
The Great Escape
Brief Encounter
A Town Like Alice
Parenthood
Carve Her Name with Pride

Sparklefizz Sun 20-Dec-20 19:32:57

Ooh, your films have reminded me DannieRae -

I also liked

Grease
Saturday Night Fever
West Side Story
Love Actually
An Officer and a Gentleman
Dr Zhivago
Born Free
Sleepless in Seattle

Kate1949 Sun 20-Dec-20 19:33:49

I can't think of ten offhand but I like these.
The Way We Were (my absolute favourite)
Dances with Wolves
Midnight Cowboy
The Graduate
The King and I

Nortsat Sun 20-Dec-20 19:34:22

To Kill a Mocking Bird
Brassed Off
Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Schindlers List
The Colour Purple
Silkwood
The Pelican Brief
Marathon Man
All the Presidents Men
Frida

Nortsat Sun 20-Dec-20 19:35:57

Now that I have seen other people’s lists, I could do another 10 or possibly 20 ... 😎

LauraNorder Sun 20-Dec-20 19:36:54

Pretty Woman
Notting Hill
Top Gun
Moulin Rouge
Brief Encounter
Maid in Manhattan
The Wedding Planner
And any of the trashy Christmas films currently being shown, no violence, no drugs no shouting, just gentle romance and always a happy ending.

LauraNorder Sun 20-Dec-20 19:38:40

Oh yes
Dances with Wolves
The Bodyguard

LauraNorder Sun 20-Dec-20 19:40:11

Mayerling
Dr Zhivago
All that others have posted except for violent or horror

Kate1949 Sun 20-Dec-20 19:44:01

Oh yes To Kill a Mockingbird. Great film.

SuzannahM Sun 20-Dec-20 19:47:35

Not sure these are my top 10 but they are all close -

The Mission
Last of the Mohicans (partly for Daniel Day Lewis but mainly for the music and scenery)
Narrow Margin with Gene Hackman
Suspect with Cher
Pelican Brief
Grosse Point Blank
The Bishop's Wife
Serendipity
In The Line of Fire
Notting Hill

EllanVannin Sun 20-Dec-20 19:57:22

All Bette Davis's films.
Brassed off.
How Green Was My Valley.
The Pianist.
Resistance.
The War Horse.
Schindlers List.
Pretty Woman.
Monsieur Hulot films.
Carve her name with Pride.
Arthur.

suzette1613 Sun 20-Dec-20 20:04:52

Am sure there are more but:

The Seven Samurai,
I Know Where I’m Going,
Local Hero,
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,
Brassed Off,
The Philadelphia Story.

SuzannahM Sun 20-Dec-20 20:18:38

Local Hero is one of my favourites too suzette1613 -I havevn't watched it for a while, will have to dig it out again now you've reminded me.

Harris27 Sun 20-Dec-20 20:25:37

The holiday
Love actually
A Christmas Carol
Mary Poppins
The marigold hotel

Smileless2012 Sun 20-Dec-20 20:27:10

To Kill a Mocking Bird
Little Women
The Help
Miracle on 34th Street
Interview with a Vampire
Schindler's List
Ghost
Dirty Dancing

and like you EllanVannin all Bette Davies films.

Revolucion Sun 20-Dec-20 20:29:04

The Hangover parts 1,2 & 3.
These are the only films I enjoy rewatching.

CherryCezzy Sun 20-Dec-20 20:32:12

Withnail &I
Shawshank redemption
Annie Hall
Pulp fiction
2001 A Space Odyssey
Trainspotting
Blade Runner
Erin Brockovich
The Pelican Brief
The Client

These are not in any particular order.

annodomini Sun 20-Dec-20 20:33:59

Local Hero
Sunshine on Leith
Some Like it Hot
Apocalypse Now
To Kill a Mockingbird
Dr Zhivago
Love Actually
It's a Wonderful Life
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Kind Hearts and Coronets

Tomorrow the selection might be quite different!

HurdyGurdy Sun 20-Dec-20 21:06:06

Pretty Woman
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
The King and I
The Pelican Brief
Sleeping with the Enemy
Erin Brokovic
Silkwood
The original Omen Trilogy
Single White Female