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  1. Rick Kincaid says:

    1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    2. Its a wonderful life
    3. Fandango
    4. Man who shot Liberty Valence
    5. Anything Three Stooges
    6. True Grit (both versions)
    7. Big Wednesday

    That’ll do for now.

  2. erunner says:

    1. Lonesome Dove.
    2. Tombstone
    3. Bourne Trilogy
    4. Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
    5 Unforgiven
    6. Manchurian Candidate
    7. What About Bob
    8. Princess Bride
    9. Gladiator
    10. There Will Be Blood

  3. Best Movies….wow that’s tough. So many that I’ve enjoyed for different reasons. Most of my fav’s are documentaries. This Red Line and Paradise Lost come to mind. The Godfather was good. All the Star Wars films.

  4. E – I liked Tombstone alot. Did you like Kevin Costner’s Wyatt Earp, too? I thought Dennis Quaid as Doc Holiday was amazing.

  5. gomergirl says:

    1. LOTR (the trilogy as a whole)
    2. Fifth Element
    3. Love Actually
    4. Danny Deckchair
    5. Serenity

    not in any particular order…. there are more, I am kind of a movie freak…. but these are the ones I can not live without….

  6. gomergirl says:

    josh…. I like the other one better, Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell, Sam Elliot and Michael Biehn…. I loathe Costner. (sorry)

  7. Yeah, I mostly think Costner is awful. He was only tolerable as Earp. I just thought Quaid was great, and the story seemed more historically accurate.

  8. covered says:

    Braveheart
    Godfather 1&2
    Goodfellas
    Tombstone (both were good)
    Jeremiah Johnson

    A few girlie movies too but I won’t admit it as I do have a reputation to uphold.

  9. Shaun Sells says:

    Current favorite:
    The Great Dictator – Charlie Chaplin.

    Pseudo Favorite:
    My wife really likes The Man From Snowy River, and since I like her, I like it too.

    (for the following list, keep in mind I saw some of these before I knew Christ)

    Mindless comedies:
    Strange Brew
    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    Waynes World
    The Princess Bride
    Young Frankenstein
    Napoleon Dynamite

    Cartoons:
    Cars
    The Incredibles
    Croods
    Secret of NIMH

    War Movies:
    The original Red Dawn (I haven’t seen the new one yet)
    Platoon
    Uncommon Valor
    The Great Escape
    The Dirty Dozen
    Patton

    Sports Movies:
    Rocky
    Replacements
    The Natural
    Remember the Titans
    Hoosiers

    Super Hero Movies:
    Avengers
    Iron Man 1
    Superman (Christopher Reeve)
    Xmen
    Spiderman 2

    SciFi:
    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi

    Others:
    Shawshank Redemption
    Forest Gump
    Gladiator
    Singin’ In the Rain

  10. Becky says:

    1) The Princess Bride
    2) Braveheart
    3) Gone With The Wind
    4) anything Johnny Depp is in
    5) Shakespeare in Love
    6) Sense and Sensibility
    7) Four Weddings and a Funeral
    8) Pride and Prejudice
    9) So I Married an Ax Murderer
    10) Lady Jane
    11) A Beautiful Mind
    12) Napoleon Dynamite

    The Twilight series!!!! Just Kidding

    Tombstone over Earp. Val Kilmer/Kurt Russell. Costner needs to get a real job. Although, Quaid did do an excellent acting job.

  11. erunner says:

    Josh, I enjoyed Wyatt Earp a lot and I thought Costner was awesome in the Hatfields & McCoys. I enjoy the recent westerns more than the John Wayne era westerns.

  12. Shaun Sells says:

    How did I miss Tombstone?!?

    And the Patriot?!?

  13. “What Dreams May Come”
    “Princess Bride”
    “Monty Pythos and The Holy Grail”
    “Fifth Element”
    “Woodstock”

  14. Babylon's Dread says:

    1. Patton
    2. Casablanca
    3. A River Runs Through It
    4. Sandlot
    5. The Shawshank Redemption
    6. Forest Gump
    7. The Godfather
    8. Legends of the Fall
    9. Amadeus
    10. Amistad

  15. Bob Sweat says:

    This is a difficult one! No certain order, and I’ll probably leave one out.

    1. Godfather 1
    2. Saving Private Ryan – In my opinion, the most realistic war movie ever made.
    3. A Few Good Men – Nicholson was great!
    4. Remember the Titans
    5. Tombstone
    6. Beautiful Mind
    7. Philadelphia – Hanks was superb!
    8. The most recent Les Misérables – I don’t care if Rolph hated it!
    9. Gone With the Wind – A classic!
    10. Lincoln – Daniel Day Lewis! What more needs to be said?
    11. A Day in the Life of a BuenO Park Citizen
    12. All the ones I forgot.

  16. Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men, Godfather Trilogy, Goodfellas, Princess Bride, Unforgiven, Good Bad and Ugly, Super Troopers, Kill Bill (both), Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Napoleon Dynamite, Six Degrees of Separation, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Gran Torino, Star Wars, Bladerunner, Rounders, Good Will Hunting, Office Space, Hangover, Indiana Jones (first one), Glengarry Glen Ross (COFFEE IS FOR CLOSERS!!!), Seven, Frailty, Full Metal Jacket, Full Metal Jacket, Full Metal Jacket :-), Enemy at the Gates, American History X, Falling Down, Green Mile, Forest Gump, Act of Valor, The Notebook, Second Hand Lions, Despicable Me.

    And, of course, Inglorious Bastards 😉

  17. Crowned1 says:

    1. Casablanca
    2. Godfather
    3. Schindler’s List
    4. Munich
    5. Swiss Family Robinson
    6. Sandlot
    7. A Christmas Story
    8. Lord of the Rings (Hobbit not bad either)
    9. Labyrinth
    10. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Gosh, so many others, but that’s the best I can do for a top 10

  18. catherine says:

    A River Runs Through It
    Shawshank Redemption
    LOTR
    1st Godfather movie

  19. Nonnie says:

    The Apostle (Robert Duval..as scoundrel used by God….amazing grace))
    Sophie’s Choice (Meryl Streep was brilliant)
    Tombstone (Val Kilmer was incredible)
    Inglorious Bastards. ( think Tarrentino is sort of creepy, but the opening scene in that movie is pure gold)
    The Ten Commandments ( DeMille!!)
    North by Northwest (Cary Grant and Hitchcock!)
    Topaz. (Cinematography and Hitchcock!)
    Up. ( Laughter and tears with animation)
    As Good as it Gets. (Broken people extending grace to each other and finding healing and love)

  20. My favorite movie ever, no kidding, is probably Muppet Christmas Carol.

  21. Oh No says:

    Heaven’s Gate
    Battlefield Earth
    Istar
    Rocky XX
    Jaws XVI

  22. Mark says:

    1. Lonesome Dove
    2. LOTR Trilogy
    3. Godfather 1 and 2
    4. Remember the Titans
    5. Shawshank Redemption
    6. Field of Dreams
    7. Gone with the Wind
    8. Legends of the Fall
    9. Forest Gump
    10. Schindler’s List

  23. mike macon says:

    Miracle
    Akira
    Gladiator
    LOTR
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Inception
    Shrek
    The Last Samurai
    Bridge Over The River Kwai
    The Longest Day
    The Watchmen
    Alien
    Aliens
    The Highlander
    Ladyhawke
    Lifeforce
    The Dark Crystal
    12 Monkeys
    Krull
    The original Star Wars trilogy
    Star Trek
    Star Trek II
    Star Trek: Nemesis
    Battlestar Galactica (original)
    Flight of the Navigator
    All’s Quiet On The Western Front
    Doctor Who
    The Last Starfighter

  24. Nonnie says:

    I would highly recommend “The Impossible” for families with children over age 10. A beautiful, tragic but inspiring film. It’s about the Dec. 26 sunami in SE Asia and the story of how one family survived it. It was excellent.

  25. Bob Sweat says:

    I’m seeing some that I forgot. Loved Legends of the Fall and Schindler’s List! For comedy, Its a Mad, Mad, World.

  26. Bob Sweat says:

    Elmer Gantry – Burt Lancaster was great!

  27. Kevin H says:

    1. Forrest Gump
    2. Star Wars
    3. The Empire Strikes Back
    4. The Shawshank Redemption
    5. Braveheart
    6. Saving Private Ryan
    7. Field of Dreams
    8. Return of the Jedi
    9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    10. Pirates of the Carribean: Curse of the Black Pearl

  28. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    1. Vision Quest
    2. All the Right Moves

  29. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    The Radicals is another great movie

  30. filbertz says:

    no particular order
    Shawshank Redemption
    Green Mile
    Inglorious Bastards
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler’s List
    The Pianist (true story!)
    Amistad
    Open Range
    No Country for Old Men
    Princess Bride
    The Mighty (based on the adolescent novel “Freak the Mighty)

  31. Scott Barber says:

    1. 2001
    2. apocalypse now
    3. tree of life
    4. godfather 1 & 2
    5. seven samurai
    6. cave of forgotten dreams
    7. the passion of joan of arc
    8. days of heaven
    9. grave of the fireflies
    10. amadeus
    11. wings of desire

  32. Solomon Rodriguez says:

    Clockers and Juice are two good inner city movies

  33. Muff Potter says:

    There are so many good movies out there, but I’ll say this, one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time is “Cloud Atlas”. I thought the book was pretty good too.

  34. filbertz says:

    Muff,
    I liked Cloud Atlas also, though it took a while to get the hang of what was going on…

  35. I thought Life of Pi was completely interesting.

  36. Goose says:

    Fletch

  37. filbertz says:

    JtheB,
    Loved the book, haven’t seen the movie yet.

  38. Gary says:

    LOL at oh, no #22 That’s what I was thinking. That and 30 Jack in the Box tacos.

  39. filbertz says:

    oh, and Gran Torino.

  40. Lutheran says:

    Les Miserables (you’d have to be nearly brain dead to miss the grace-based Xnity at the heart and soul of it)
    American Graffiti
    Gran Torino
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Argo
    42 (makes Methodism look really good, in addition to being a fantastic story)
    Animal House
    True Grit (either)
    Patton (a close relative of mine served with him in WWII — he said it’s actually a pretty good depiction)
    Bourne Chronicles with M. Damon
    Oceans Eleven

  41. Lutheran says:

    2 more:

    Inglorious Basterds
    Babette’s Feast — for its depiction of pinched, pietist Xnity vs. grace-based

  42. Bob Sweat says:

    Lute #41

    I’ve seen Les Mis three times on stage and the movie 3 times. So true what you posted!

  43. Lutheran says:

    Bob,

    Yeah.

    Isn’t it something?

    At first at the movie I didn’t think I’d like all the singing. But less than 5 min. into it I was absorbed. The performances by Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, et al. were incredible.

    I will see it again. And most likely again!

  44. jamesk says:

    My top 5:

    So, I Married an Axe Murderer
    Tombstone
    Ferris Bueler’s Day Off
    Princess Bride
    12 Angry Men

    Honorable Menrion:

    Top Gun

  45. Ron says:

    Pee Wee’s Big Adventure
    Das Boot
    Alien
    This Is Spinal Tap
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Blade Runner
    Full Metal Jacket
    Blackhawk Down
    Dr. Strangelove
    2nd Hand Lions
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Airplane
    Buckaroo Banzai
    Aliens
    War Of The Worlds – both the 1953 version and the Tom Cruise interpretation
    The Way of the Gun
    The 13th Warrior
    Ronin

  46. jamesk says:

    I forgot The Seven Samuri!

    Pretty much anything from Akira Kurasawa!

  47. Reuben says:

    So, as I said, Apocalypse Now, best movie ever.

    Hearts Of Darkness (the making of apocalypse now, almost as powerful)
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Avatar (story stunk, but the visual was unreal)
    Inglorious Bastards
    Captain America
    Avengers
    Blood And Chrome (BSG)
    Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
    The Big Lebowski
    Reservoir Dogs
    Natural Born Killers
    Star Trek (All of them)
    Prometheus
    Alien
    Aliens
    Alien 3
    Predator
    Predator 2
    Predators
    AVP
    AVPR
    Tron (both, second especially)
    I Am Legend
    Bourn (all of them)
    Die Hard (all of them)
    X Files
    Legends Of The Fall
    Stargate (all of them)
    Dark Night / Rises
    Ghandi (yes, epic movie)
    Phish It
    Blade Runner
    Princess Bride

    There are some giants I am forgetting…

  48. Reuben says:

    District 13 was rad.

  49. Reuben says:

    007, all of them

  50. Reuben says:

    My wife says…

    4) anything Johnny Depp is in

    😛

  51. DavidM says:

    Chariots of Fire
    Amadeus
    Godfather 1 & 2
    Goodfellas
    The Guns of Navarone
    Moneyball
    Airplane
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Experiment in Terror
    3 Days of the Condor
    The Pink Panther series with Peter Sellers

    . . . . and a thousand others.

  52. PP Vet says:

    Aren’t you people ashamed to watch all that garbage??

    High Noon
    The Sound of Music
    Hoosiers
    The Passion of the Christ

  53. Reuben says:

    Vet, not at all ashamed…

  54. jamesk says:

    I would be ashamed for someone if they mentioned Gili! 😀

  55. Rob Murphy says:

    PPVet scored the first mention of High Noon, I think, and ERunner ‘cheats’ with me on the mini series Lonesome Dove, which I count as a movie, too.
    Jaws is my favorite thriller and the very racy Young Frankenstein my favorite comedy.

    I consider the Princess Bride to be the perfect movie – it hits everything it aims at.

    The most thrilled I have ever been in the movie theater was when my Dad took me to see Star Wars opening week. I will never forget that blast of music after the 20th Century Fox reveille and the symphony strike, A Long Time ago in a galaxy far, far away . . .
    That was magic to my 10 year old self. Bought a Star Wars poster in the lobby and put it up on my wall as soon as we got home. What a great time to be a kid in a theater.

    (2nd place goes to the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.)

  56. erunner says:

    Some of my favorite chick flicks…. 🙂

    Sleepless In Seattle

    While You Were Sleeping

    A League Of Their Own

    Notting Hill

    Serendipity

    You’ve Got Mail

    The Lake House

    Kate and Leopold

    When Harry Met Sally

    The Notebook

    Fried Green Tomatoes

  57. Glen says:

    PP Vet,

    Once in a while I actually agree with you………at least the first two.
    I like old movies. Give me a John Ford western or anything with Jimmy Stewart in it.
    Old westerns with Roy, Gene, Hopalong, Gabby………
    No Time For Sergeants
    The Court Jester with Danny Kaye
    Robin Hood with Errol Flynn
    Anne of Green Gables
    The Long Trailer
    Herbie, the Love Bug (the original ones)
    North by Northwest
    anything with a train . . . . . .

  58. pstrmike says:

    1. Apocalypse Now
    2. Deer Hunter
    3. Full Metal Jacket
    4. The Shootist

  59. So many, but limiting myself to ten although one entry will be a trilogy.

    1. The original Star Wars Trilogy.
    2. Brazil
    3. Blackhawk Down
    4. Avengers
    5. Harvey
    6. True Grit (Both versions)
    7. Lonesome Dove
    8. The Princess Bride
    9. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    10. The African Queen

  60. BD’s #14
    Patton….most definitely! Anyone ever read the actual transcript for the real speech at the beginning? If you look it up, beware, they cleaned it up for the movie.
    What can I say I am a tanker. The man is the only general to 19K’s.

  61. Reuben says:

    I dont know how I forgot Deer Hunter. Walken was priceless in that movie.

  62. Nonnie # 20
    North By Northwest. Gotta quit continuously seeing movies I love.
    Oh, and Full Metal Jacket only counts as half a good movie, after they get to ‘Nam the movie really bombs IMO.

  63. jlo says:

    Most of my favorites were already mentioned:

    Braveheart
    Forest Gump
    Napoleon Dynamite
    What Dreams May Come
    A River Runs Through It
    Amadeus
    Gran Torino
    Good Will Hunting
    As Good as it Gets
    Green Mile
    American Graffiti
    Fried Green Tomatoes

    But to add a few more:

    Benny and Joon
    Fight Club
    Big Fish
    Ratatouille
    Ghost and the Darkness
    The Last of the Mohicans

  64. PP Vet says:

    I’m waiting for My Name is Earl – The Movie.

    A trashy TV show, but it is about my earthly roots. I laugh so hard.

  65. #66 I just wish they would actually finish the story on My Name is Earl. They left it hanging…arghh!

  66. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    It’d be easier to pick directors, Akira Kurosawa, the Coen brothers (I laughed through Barton Fink and No Country for Old Men so maybe my humor has a cruel streak), David Lean, Fritz Lang, Christopher Nolan, Sam Raimi, Hayao Miyazaki, Satoshi Kon (there’s a director who died too soon!), Brad Bird and a few others than to try to narrow down movies to lists. It wouldn’t take a determined person long to work out that I love Batman cartoons, for instance. I liked a good bit of John Woo’s pre-America stuff and Red Cliff was fun. If I’m going to sit for 5.5 hours it’ll be Red Cliff or the version of Pride & Prejudice with Firth in it.

    And Singin’ in the Rain is one of the few musicals I own (besides Fiddler on the Roof and South Park).

  67. Babylon's Dread says:

    Glad someone gave a shout out to my selection of Patton. Every time I watch it I am inspired by the depiction of the man. George C Scott was absolutely stunning. Every monologue has me riveted.

    Speaking of monologues my all-time favorite movie monologue (well if you exclude the speech in Henry V) is the Good Will Hunting monologue about the Red Sox and “it’s about a girl” a triumphant and transcendent moment.

    And I love the first five minutes of Meet Joe Black in the coffee shop… “I like you so much” Such an appealing love dialogue.

  68. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    Friends showed me Glen Gary Glennross years ago and I found the movie tedious and self-important. But the play, man, the play performed on stage is amazing!

    As is the movie Patton. 🙂

    I feel like I’ve outgrown Episodes IV-VI but they have an immovable place in my cinematic history. I’ve made a point of showing my nieces and nephews the original theatrical cuts I saw as a kid. How It Should Have Ended has fantastic send-ups of plot holes and missed possibilities for the original trilogy, particularly The Empire Strikes Back. 😀 Darth Vader uttering the line to Luke, “Hold on! Where do you think YOU’RE going?” never gets old.

  69. I Love HISHE! Especially, the Supercafe vignettes.
    Here is the link:
    http://www.howitshouldhaveended.com/
    Warning, it is addictive!

    As for Star Wars, I love the original Trilogy. The Prequels, were okay, but i knew what was going to happen. There were no “Luke, I am your father.” moments. Sure, the graphics were better, but the storyline could only go so far.

  70. Steve Wright says:

    One problem I have with these lists is my B.C days versus my A.D. days. There are movies I saw 30-40 times before I hit the age of 25 that I haven’t seen since. So do I include such a movie even though my tastes have changed? In any event my list would be 50 movies long probably….

    However, occasionally a movie comes around I never would have enjoyed in my early years, but am fascinated by today. And I don’t see it listed.

    Have any of you seen, “The Mission” ?

    If not, you might add it to the netflix queue.

  71. My wife and I don’t go to the movies (don’t want to be caught in a movie house when the lord returns.)
    But I think my boys & I watched Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando about 50 times.

    My wife and I have watched John Candy’s Summer Rental about 20 times.

    But my favorite I think is Back to the Beach with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello

  72. brian says:

    1 The Twilight Saga
    2 Mars Needs Women
    3 Plan 9 From Outer Space
    4. Battlefield Earth
    5. Robot Monster
    6. Bambi Meets Godzilla
    7. Any movies “reviewed” by Mystery Science Theater 3000

  73. filbertz says:

    SteveW,
    The Mission was a powerful movie…I remember the stunned state of mind I was in when I walked out of the theater.

  74. brian says:

    People realize mine was a joke right?

  75. brian says:

    I was wondering why real Russians never seem to play Russian rolls on Rambo movies, I mean everything else about Rambo is spot on.

  76. brian says:

    Favorite quote from Apocalypse Now. “Thats Charlie’s Point” … “Charlie dont surf.”

  77. Gary says:

    Good idea for another thread; famous or favorite lines. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

  78. RE # 79

    Our Pets HEADS ARE FALLING OFF!!!

  79. Nonnie says:

    As missionaries in tha Philippines, we knew other missionaries whose mission did not allow them to go to the cinema. (Or dance, smoke, drink, etc…..and they had to sign a covenant). Anyway, I was always amused that many of these same missionaries had incredible collections of videos and and not just rated PG films, etc. yet to go to a movie theatre was somehow sinful . I never did understand that.

  80. erunner says:

    From Play It Again Sam..

    Bogart: I never saw a dame yet that didn’t understand a good slap in the mouth or a slug from a .45.

  81. Gary says:

    Many Baptist sects (that’s sects not s-e-x for some of you) say, or used to say the same thing. It was not only for purity but to keep up appearances. Appearances are very important to some religions. It may stem from culture.

  82. Gary says:

    “The doctor said Dunbury could not live. So Dunbury died” The Importance of Being Ernest.

  83. Gary says:

    “Hey! It’s me.” Han Solo Return of the Jedi

  84. Field if Dreams as remained at the top of the lt of all time favorite movies. This monologue by Terranc Mann (James Earl Jones) is a piece of great writing:

    ” People will come, Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn into your driveway, not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door, as innocent as children, longing for the past. “Of course, we won’t mind if you look around,” you’ll say, “It’s only twenty dollars per person.” And they’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it, for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk off to the bleachers and sit in their short sleeves on a perfect afternoon. And find they have reserved seats somewhere along the baselines where they sat when they were children. And cheer their heroes. And they’ll watch the game, and it’ll be as they’d dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick, they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come, Ray. The one constant through all the years Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”

    I loved Grand Torino but was miffed when Dirty Harry died at the end
    A good little movie was Deceived. Maybe it was just me but the ending caught me totally off guard

  85. Bob Sweat says:

    One of my favorite scenes.

  86. Bob Sweat says:

    Then there’s this one.

  87. Becky says:

    In honor of The Derby….

    Secretariat – what a beautiful story about a horse and the people too, overcoming obstacles, love, redemption etc.. but for me it’s about a horse. Horses are beautiful creations.

  88. Becky, did you ever see Dreamer. IT’s a horse movie my daughter and I have watched together many times.

  89. Lutheran says:

    Steve,

    When my kids were quite small, I took them to the actual Field of Dreams west pf Dubuque, Iowa. That was fun! Couples have flown there to get married and at least a few years back they would have pickup games on holiday weekends. I loved the movie, too. The book it’s based on by WP Kinsella is a great read, too.

  90. Gary says:

    The Count of Monte Cristo

  91. PP Vet says:

    Bob Mumford was in a group with a no-movies policy early in his Christian life.

    He finally broke down and took his family to see The Sound of Music.

    When the green hills and the music started, he said to himself, “I’ve been cheated”.

    I sure love and appreciate Bob Mumford. What a great teacher.

  92. filbertz says:

    great documentary is “Buck,” a horse ‘whisperer’ who teaches more about the human condition and compassion for others than he does about horses. Powerful, fascinating, and a must-see.

  93. Lutheran says:

    When I was in my mid teens I frequented a Bible bookstore. I can still remember reading through all the “Back to the Bible” pamphlets. Serious discussions about the dangers of movies and playing cards.

    Wow, how evangelicalism has changed. Today it seems like it’s a sin in some circles to NOT be worldly and be up on the latest greatest movies. etc.

  94. covered says:

    I don’t think I saw anyone mention Harold & Maude. Great soundtrack by Cat Stevens.

  95. Ixtlan says:

    In spite of being around so many horse people, I haven’t seen Buck yet. I heard its a really good story.

    A Man Called Horse
    Dancing with Wolves.
    Schindler’s List
    Into the West … a great mini-series produced by Spielberg

  96. really? says:

    I can’t beliebe it. We got Ratatouille but no Clear and Present Danger or Nacho Libre… 🙁

  97. mrtundraman says:

    Babette’s Feast

  98. The Bourne series!!!

  99. Gary says:

    Sense and Sensibility
    Pride and Prejudice
    Dumb and Dumber

  100. Babylon's Dread says:

    Gary’s list is a trilogy I think.

  101. In no particular order:

    The Princess Bride
    Rooster Cogburn and the Lady
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
    Running Scared (the one from the 80’s with Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines)
    Second Hand Lions
    Fiddler on the Roof
    The Sound of Music
    (I’ve always wanted to play the part of Tevye in Fiddler or Captain Vonn Trapp in Sound)
    Master and Commander: Far Side of the World
    Forest Gump
    Blazing Saddles
    Bridge Over the River Kwai
    Beauty and the Beast
    Amadeus
    White Christmas (or Holiday Inn)
    Schindler’s List
    Smokey and the Bandit
    The Help
    Passion of the Christ
    Captain America
    Because of Winn-Dixie
    Bridge to Terabithia

    Although not great movies, I love the old Tarzan movies, especially the ones with Johnny Weismuller. The old black and white horror movies, with actors like Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, were some of my favorites growing up.

    Really want to see Lincoln and Les Mis, just haven’t had the time yet.

  102. Jackie Alnor says:

    The Pianist
    Jumanji
    Overboard
    The Lakehouse
    Damn Yankees
    Napoleon Dynamite
    The Birds
    The Village
    Titanic
    The Truman Show

  103. Reuben says:

    Napoleon Dynamite was a super movie! You almost seem human…

    😛

  104. IGB says:

    Left Behind 🙂

  105. mrtundraman says:

    I’d hang out with Jackie — but only to watch movies.

  106. Jackie,
    Anyone who has Damn Yankees on their list is a friend of mine. 🙂

    I think I will hook up the old VCR and watch it tonight!!

    “Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets…”

  107. Gary says:

    I liked Damn Yankees. What’s wrong with me? My fave line is “I see cannibals munchin’ a missionary luncheon”.

  108. Babylon's Dread says:

    OK I should have LONESOME DOVE on my list. It is too good to leave off.

    Oh and I love the Man From Snowy River.

    And Jackie Alnor has a movie with naked boobs on her list? Way more dangerous than Rick Warren… just sayin’

  109. Jackie Alnor says:

    Yeah – The Pianist does – yet quite appropriate – and the version of the Titanic I was referring to was filmed in 1953 when censors wouldn’t tolerate such.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046435/fullcredits

  110. Lurkie-Loo says:

    Snatch
    Usual Suspects
    Foul Play
    All the Christian Bale Batmans
    Fight Club
    And the winner for the best Best Creepy Nazi Dentist Scene is ………Marathon Man (Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier). “Is it safe? Tell me, is it safe?”

  111. Lurkie-Loo says:

    Serious question, are there certain movies we as Christians shouldn’t watch, and how do you determine that? I am in no way judging anyone, as I love most of the movies shared above. Judd Apatow cracks me up. Love the Godfather and any Mafia movie. Sex and violence and language permeate the movie industry, and we lap it up. Yes it’s a personal decision, and best case scenario it’s something we pray about before doing. I guess I’m just curious how other people decide where to draw the line.

  112. The Mission is my all time favorite movie. Spectacular sound track. The Fisher King number two.

  113. London says:

    I draw the line at anything that might make me have nightmares. Or if the comedy is based only on vulgarity or stupidity.

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