Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Top 10 Favorite Movies


Last month, I blogged about my 10 favorite television shows . Today, I would like to blog about my 10 favorite movies of all-time! Without further adieu, here is my list !!


GOONIES
I could never get tired of this movie! This story is about a group of misfit youngsters in search of a long-lost ancient pirate ship filled with treasure. Watching this movie will bring out the little kid in you.


INCEPTION
I love movies that make me think, and Inception certainly does not disappoint in this regard. Inception involves a group of "dream travelers" who are tasked with travelling deep within someone's dreams to extract information; plundering the subconscious for secrets, and planting a few ideas there as well. It's about dreams within dreams within dreams...confused yet?


THE GODFATHER PART II
One of the rare occurrences where the sequel was better than the original, Godfather II was a cinematic masterpiece. Al Pacino's portrayal of the ruthless Michael Corleone was one of the most marvelous acting jobs in the history of cinema. What's amazing is that, at 3 hours and 20 minutes, the film doesn't seem long enough!


MULHOLLAND DRIVE
This movie was, by far, the most beautifully complicated move I've ever seen in my life...but it's done so masterfully. It's literally impossible to describe what it's about, as even the director himself has always been vague as to its true meaning. The movie is simply hypnotic...working in such a way that the viewer has a very difficult time differentiating between what's real and what's imagined. But it works...much like abstract art. You may not be able to explain what you're looking at, but you still cannot take your eyes off of it.


PULP FICTION
Filmed in a very unique non-chronological style, Pulp Fiction was pure genius. It's a film about American nihilism, forgiveness, and mercy in a hard and brutal world. Plus, it introduced us to the directorial talents of Quentin Tarintino!!


THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
You know the conventional wisdom that the book is always better than the movie? This is the rare exception. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is about a crusading, disgraced journalist who teams up with a goth computer hacker to investigate the long-ago disappearance and possible murder of a wealthy industrial magnate's 16 year-old neice. Add to that the fact that the movie introduces us to one of the most memorable characters in the history of cinema (the aforementioned goth computer hacker, Lisbeth Salandar), and this movie is an absolute must see!


ATONEMENT
Atonement is a movie about a false accusation and it's subsequent effects on the lives of all the characters involved. Set in Europe during WWII, Atonement is a fantastic story of unrequited love, the search for truth, and as the title suggests, atonement.


RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
For many years, this movie was my personal favorite. This story, about an archeologist's search for the Ark of the Covenant in the late 1930's, packed more adventure and intrigue into two hours of screen time than any movie I've ever seen.


INGLORIOUS BASTERDS
Inglorious Basterds centers around a group of soldiers who hunt and kill Nazi's in German-Occupied areas of Europe during WW II. Christopher Waltz's portrayal of the evil German "Jew Hunter" Hans Landa was A performance for the ages. The opening scene of this movie, an extended 20 minute conversation at a table in a cabin in rural France, is the best opening scene in movie history, in my humble opinion.


AMERICAN BEAUTY
Hands down, my favorite movie of all-time. Great writing, amazing acting performances, and beautiful cinematography (combined with one of the best musical scores I've ever heard) combine to make this movie truly amazing on every front. The movie centers around Lester Burnham, a discontented husband and father in an ordinary job, living an ordinary life, in an ordinary unnamed suburban town. This movie is about much more than Lester's journey to self-discovery however...it's about being alive. If you haven't seen this movie, rent it now!

What's your favorite movie or movies?

157 comments:

  1. You saw my list in my movie blogfest in March!
    Raiders is still the perfect action-adventure film, and the one all others need to measure up to.
    Inception - yes, awesome flick, second only to Memento for me. Nolan is a genius.
    And big fan of Tarantino. Pulp Fiction is a classic.
    Good choices my friend!

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  2. Great list. American Beauty was wonderful!

    Two movies I can watch again and again are Dead Poet's Society and Dirty Dancing.

    Have a great weekend. ☺

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  3. Have you seen the Swedish production of the girl with the dragon tattoo series? I have seen all three and they are all excellent. and thanks for introducing me to your television favorites! Now I have movies to watch!

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  4. Some of them I have not seen, so I will be looking for them and watching them soon. Thanks.

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  5. Actually, I don't have a List of Fav Films... Oh sure, I like some. But to the extent of making a real, real list. :-)

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  6. Field of Dreams is my all time favourite....I did see Goonies and I liked Despicable Me. We don't get out much lol.

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  7. I have seen most of them and from your list, Pulp Fiction was very good.

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  8. These are all great! Welllllll... except for maybe Pulp Fiction! LOL!! I still say that was a movie that Quentin T. was just too lazy to hire an editing team! LOL :)

    My faves are --
    1) Hope Floats (in fact, my all time fave quote comes from this movie)
    2) The Blind Side
    3) Shattered (old one from early 90's)
    4) Dirty Dancing
    5) To Kill a Mockingbird (Love Gregory Peck)
    6) Wayne's World (Because let's face it - we all need to laugh and how can you NOT love a movie that gives homage to Queen!!) :)
    7) Armageddon
    8) Titanic
    9) Silver Linings Playbook
    10) 42 -- just saw this last weekend and now it's on my list! :)

    What can I say??? Most of mine are Chick Flicks -- I am a romantic at heart!! LOL :)

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  9. It makes you wonder what someones favourite films says about that person - maybe a physciatrist would have a field day analysing your choices. Out of your list I would say Atonement and add Amelie, Leon, Withnail and I, Master and Commander, The Notebook and quite a few 1940's b&w movies too many to mention.

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  10. Great list, Keith! My all time fav - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. The 70's Gene Wilder version. Special place in my childhood heart ;-)

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  11. almost yes to everything in this list. but i disagree about the girl with the dragon tattoo though. i think the book is way way greater than the movie. but fincher is a genius no less. i love his work, such as in Seven and the curious case of benjamin button.

    my list includes the lord of the ring series. best movies!

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  12. oo raiders of the lost ark...great choice...once would be on my list...and when harry met sally...the postman w/ kevin costner....se7en was one that took my breath away...

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  13. Okay Keith so were awesome before this post now your reallllly friggin awesome! You have some of my favorite movies up there! If Goonies is on then I have to watch it. It was the coolest movie when I was younger! I just loved Inception and Grr I'm still all tripped up about the last scene!! The only movie up there I haven't seen is Muholland drive. I have to see that one!!

    I don't know if your into foreign films but one of my all-time favorites is a movie called 2046. For some reason I think you would just love it. It's love, it's life, it's futuristic, it's old fashioned, it's everything. I would definitely recommend it!

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  14. I think out of those Goonies is probably the only one I've seen. I don't enjoy movies much these days but my favourites tend to come from Asia and not Hollywood.

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  15. I have not seen any of these movies. Inception and Glorious Bastards were on TV, but then the adverts make me change channels :-)

    Just saw Green Street Hooligans today, and Moon a few days back. Both good movies. There is this great Punjabi comedy called Carry On Jatta that I saw a few months back, but you'd have to learn Punjabi to watch it.

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  16. I have only seen half of your movies. I guess I must have been "out to lunch" when the rest of them appeared. (Long lunch) LOL

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  17. There are many of these that I've seen and really enjoy. Inception is one of those mind-blowing ones and we've watched it several times just to try and get a fuller understanding of it. Great list!

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  18. Has to be Regeneration and Excalibur for me!

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  19. Seen them all great pics, Raiders, Goonies, American Beauty and Inception are sure top ones for me, after my 24 hour movie a thon I think people got many of mine lol

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  20. Goonies, Inception, Raiders, and Inglorious Basterds are all the ones that I have seen and I couldn't agree with you more that they are awesome!

    I know a lot of people will judge me about this, but I love Disney movies. The magic in all of it is definitely something to keep a child-like spirit alive =D

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  21. My favorite movie is Gone With the Wind.
    Others are Ground Hog Day, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Second Hand Lions.

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  22. I've seen most of these, except american beauty and a few others

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  23. My husband and I love Pulp Fiction! I also like Amélie. My favorite animation movie I think is Up.

    We've been watching a lot of TV series on DVD. I bought Little House on the Prairie. My husband rolled his eyes when I bought it, but now he says, "I love that show." Isaak judged it at first to, and now he likes it. I converted them. :) We have also been watching The Cosby Show on DVD. Mica and Isaak love to watch Mr. Bean at my parent's house. My parents said that they just crack up over Mr. Bean.

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  24. I've seen a few of these and agree that they are very good movies. We used to go all the time and not we never go to a movie.

    Have a terrific weekend. :)

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  25. Aw yeah, I love Atonement! Gosh, it'd be hard to come up with an absolute favourite -- for starters, I've enjoyed the Merchant Ivory films, the black and whites like Spellbound or To Kill A Mockingbird... I'm reminded of an old post of mine though lol: http://bikbikroro.blogspot.sg/2012/08/rated-wacky.html

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  26. Oh, I loved Inception! Wonderful film.

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  27. All excellent movies - With the exception of Inception. Nice list

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  28. ok....any Quentin Tarantino movies, any Coen Brothers movies, loved Auntie Mame as a kid and still like it a lot- such a good life lesson in it...seriously! Pulp Fiction was fabulous...really like tense foreign films- Girl with the Dragom Tatoo was good in the Swedish version...with the other two films in the series also. The American version of Girl with the Dragon Tatoo was awful...too much crammed into one film with horrible editing...confusing.
    What else? Love Mel Brooks movies....that's all folks!

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  29. I haven't seen all you mentioned but I freakin' loveeeee the goonies :))))

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  30. I have a lot of movies I like but there's a few that stick out. The Matix...first one of course always blows me away. The Lord of the Rings I thought was one of the best adaptions from a book ever and series-wish The Walking Dead blows my mind every time I see it!

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  31. goonies are amazing! and i really enjoyed indiana jones and the basterds

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  32. I really must watch atonement! Have you watched Fight Club? That's a pretty cool idea :)

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  33. Inglorious Basterds and Inception were both pretty good. I've become more the documentary geek over the years, but there are some films I dig too.

    In no particular order;

    The Spanish Prisoner, Smoke Signals, The Dark Crystal, The Empire Strikes Back, M*A*S*H, Fight Club, Snatch, Ghost in the Shell, Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, Gatica.

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  34. Nice collection Keith, I like light romantic movies that end happily. Sorry I called you Kay in an earlier comment I deleted as her blog is also called Musings and she is likely to have comprehensive lists like you!

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  35. Well none of those :) The one movie that I have watched more times than any other? "Moonstruck" - my husband loves it too! La Bella Luna!

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  36. Raiders is up there for me. I'm thinking of profiling it for my I Heart the '80s series. Princess Bride would have been perfect on this list, Keith!

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  37. I've only seen three of these. Indiana Jones used to scare me when I was little and I have never watched them since. Girl, Interrupted is my favourite film, I think.
    I recently watched a film called My Suicide/Archie's Final Project and it was one of the best films I have seen in a long, long time.

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  38. Great list, somehow I've missed American Beauty, not sure how I love Kevin Spacey, have to remedy that this weekend. I'd have a hard time making a list of just 10, the Coen brothers would take up many slots beginning with "Fargo." I'm a big Akira Kurasawa fan, so would include the 1985 "Ran," a glorious film. The one I pull out when I need some silliness and a laugh is Kurt Russell's "Big Trouble in Little China." Add "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," all three of the Swedish films. I agree, the "Godfather ll" and "Pulp Fiction." So now I'm up to eight, unless I can count the Swedish films as one. Add the "Hunt for Red October" and "The Last of the Mohicans." Oh, oh, cram in "Amelie," and "English Patient," and "The Constant Gardener," and "The Whole Monte." Oops, I'm over, heh, heh!

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  39. Oh MY, I have not seen any of these!!! I do know that most got really good reviews, because I love reading movie reviews. I think one of my favorite movies ever would be The Fall. The camera work is amazing with the color technique, and the story is many stories in one. I also liked Once Upon A Time In The West and The Prestige. For fun, I also like the Wallace & Gromit series.

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  40. I still remember Goonies;
    Never saw Inception , though
    Will see, maybe someday.
    Me and my classmates just watch horror movies right after lunch.
    Have a great weekend**

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  41. God father and Pulp fiction all the way...also, I like Gladiator, Queen Elizabeth, Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Private Ryan, yes love war movies...Forest Gump, Gilda, Cinderfella, Shindlers List, Good Fellas, To name a few.

    Thank for sharing your favorites
    Madison:)

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  42. Inception was one of those movies that had you thinking long after you were done watching it. I liked that one too.

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  43. You know....after looking at your list think I have a shallow mind, or just not very deep. I like the lighter movies, maybe I'm just not that bright. Ha!

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  44. The ones I have seen that you list here are fantastic...
    I love movies so much, I cannot imagine just ten favorites...now ten in each genre...that's a different story! :)
    Hope your weekend is wonderful, Keith...
    - Irina

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  45. This may sound silly, but my favorite movie is Peggy Sue Got Married. I just LIKE it and I have watched it dozens of times. Running a close second is Little Women, the version starring Judy Garland.

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  46. I agree with you on Pulp Fiction. What a great movie that was for sure. John Travolta was superb. Inception was way to confusing for me.

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  47. My favorite movies would be... Fright Night (The original), Near Dark, Unthinkable, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, Candyman, The Fog (The original), It, Saw, Hellraiser, Silence of the Lambs, Aliens, Jaws, The Howling...I like horror movies...lol

    I couldn't stop at just 10...lol

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  48. Raiders was brilliantly done. Really loved American Beauty. It was powerful dialogue and thought provoking. My favourite movie by far is One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. However my favourite actor is Dustin Hoffman and there are too many movies of his to mention now. He is a brilliant actor!

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  49. I love Raiders Of The Lost Ark, I think I have too many favorites to have a list of top ten... lol

    I haven't been watching movies like I used to and I seriously miss them;)

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  50. GAWD, I love Pulp Fiction and just watched it the other night. Gotta dig a Travolta come back baby!!!! I was too stupid to understand Inception so I only made it about 30 minutes before I fell asleep. I'm more the Forrest Gump type.

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  51. Great selection:)
    Come and see me and If you want we can follow each other ?:)

    www.olivains.com

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  52. This will "date" me, I'm sure. "The Sound of Music" is one I never tire of watching! "The Secret Life of Bees" is another. I was able to watch the latter one with our daughters.

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  53. At least ONE of yours was on my list! Hears my quick Top 10: (in no particular order apart from the top slot!)

    10.Blade Runner
    9. Pans Labyrinth
    8. Cyrano de Bergerac
    7. Drop Dead Fred
    6. Stigmata
    5. The Prophecy (1995)
    4. The Luzhin Defence
    3. Harold and Maude
    2. Lolita
    1. Sweet Hostage (1975 TV movie)

    I'd be pretty much happy playing these on repeat......☺♥☺

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  54. a great list of movies, i love inception, atonement and raiders of the lost ark! haven't seen goonies, mullholland drive or american beauty (still) though:-) x

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  55. I haven't seen all the movies on your list. I don't think I can narrow my faves down to ten.

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  56. American Beauty hit me like a ton of bricks when it first came out. I was a teenager and had never seen anything like this film before.

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  57. I am guilty of liking chick flicks, feel good movies, animal based or sports themed. Probably the most glaring one not in any of those categories that I really liked is Shawshank Redemption.

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  58. "Lonesome Dove" would be one of mine.

    Although I have too many favorites to list them all.

    Kristin

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  59. Goonies is definitely on my list. God, I love that movie.

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  60. What a great list, Inception would sure be on mine

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  61. Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Gone With The Wind are my fav movies...and then the list goes on... I agree with you on The Godfather II...but I do like the first quite a bit as well. Also agree with you on Goonies...definitely great for the kid at heart!

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  62. Great list! A few of those are on mine too! Have you seen Vanilla Sky? That's another good one that makes you think. Also, though Melancholia is quite depressing (just get through the first hour and you're good), it's one of the most visually beautiful movies I have ever seen.

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  63. Oh, I have to add Midnight in Paris and Amelie too! Loved all of the Dragon Tattoo films in Swedish.

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  64. Great list, Keith. I have to confess that I haven't seen many of them. I enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It was disturbing and fascinating all at the same time, plus it was a great mystery.

    Silver Linings Playbook is a fairly recent addition to my list of all-time favorites. I've always loved Gone With the Wind. To Kill a Mockingbird is superb. I recently re-watched Out of Africa and was reminded that I love that movie.

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  65. Big smile when I read your first choice. We must be around the same age? whenever Goonies comes on the tv it's a 'must drop everything and watch this' moment for me. I've never watched the full movie of Inglorious Bastards but I have seen that opening scene and it's mesmorizing. Curious is you liked the american or swedish version of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Some of my faves would be Harold and Maude, Dumb and Dumber (still makes me laugh every.single.time)

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  66. I'm with Jerry Carlin - it's the Swedish version for me too.

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  67. Would that be the US version of the Girl or the Swedish version? I've only seen the Swedish one so far. The others are in queue. I'm not sure I could do my own list right now. There are many of my faves and many I have seen a lot of but I wouldn't necessarily call them faves. I'll have to think about it and then maybe I"ll blog my own list!

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  68. Godfather II. Now THERE'S an awesome movie (and source for a lot of quotes..."You broke my heart, Fredo.") I also liked Godfather I, although I would have liked to see more Marlon Brando. Have you see the combination of the two movies? That is pretty awesome as well.
    Godfather III? Yeah. They should have stopped at II.

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  69. I'm not sure if we are using the same criteria here - but at the end of a long week of work if I am home alone my movies of choice are: Aliens, The Magnificent Seven, The Thin Red Line, Casino Royale, Platoon, and any (or preferably all of) the Bourne Movies - or for a change of pace A River Runs Through It.

    Having said all that any of the Toy Story films are good as well!

    Cheers

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  70. My all time favorite movie...and I hasten to add, before my time, is "Casablanca" which has it all. Love, loss, patriotism, sacrifice and so much more...

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  71. Mine.. so many
    a big list, but above all
    top most is Life is Beautiful !!

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  72. Love Amelie, Midnight in Paris, Slaves of New York and Pirate Radio.

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  73. I love American beauty too. And Goodfather II and: Lost in Tokio, Out of Africa, English patient and Thelast of mohicans are someones...

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  74. American Beauty was a very unique film, I really enjoyed it too. I'm a big fan of the oldies from the 40's and Casablanca is at the top of my all time fav movie.

    Here's looking at you kid...

    Happy Weekend Keith, G

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  75. Galaxy Quest - love it and can watch it again and again without its magic waning.

    Anna :o]

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  76. Great list, My favorite movies are- Italian Job, SALT,and most of all.. TWILIGHT series collections...I can just watch it over and over again. Hubby got The Godfather movie series collection and it is also one of my favorite.

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  77. Inception sounds like an interesting one. Dreams fascinate me. Thanks for the recommendations. I will come back to this blog post. I watched American Beauty a long time ago and thought it was a disturbing one at that time, but as we change we may see it from a different perspective. I find it hard to bring to my mind a "best movie". I should think about it... Do you like Italian movies? I do. Some of them are very good. Il Postino, Cinema Paraiso.

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  78. Well that's my viewing sorted for the next week...there are three there that I've not seen...but I must now!
    Hope all goes well with you.

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  79. We maybe see one movie a year, not being fond of Hollywood and their antics...

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  80. Wow I haven't watched most of those.. one of my favourites is The Breakfast Club, it's a classic :-) I like the new look of the blog, at least it looks new?

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  81. I guess it's MULHOLLAND DRIVE that's the must-see one for me!

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  82. Becoming Jane (A friend of mine who saw it along kept saying Jane was totally me) and then there was V for Vendatta. There's a lot in common we share like, the Atonement and then The Inglorious Bastards, and the Girl with the Dragon tatoo!
    Movies are a different. They speak about your perceptions, shaping the kind of a person you are.

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  83. I love American Beauty, too, although I've met a lot of people who hate it. It's one of those strong movies that brings out emotions in everyone. I especially love the way the most functional family on the block (the gay couple) is the one that society views as "off."

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  84. "Seven Pounds", "Sugar Man"... after I was speechless... reset... :)

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  85. You've got some of my favorites on here!
    Have a great week,
    Nathalie

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  86. Hmmm... I'm such a movie buff that ten would not be enough
    but as a girl I'm into the romantic-comedy genre most of the time.

    Godfather II? I'd love to enter into a no-ending debate as what is better the original or the Part II... but I would pass... love De Niro in there by the way.

    Love your list
    and yeah I'd watch American Beauty anytime.

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  87. Inception and Atonement are two of my 5 favorite movies too! My other three are TITANIC, Slumdog Millionaire and Horrible Bosses. Horrible Bosses is entirely shallow and disgusting humor, but I can't help but laugh every time I see it. Slumdog Millionaire is my absolute favorite movie of all time! Have you seen it?!

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  88. American Beauty, The Virgin Suicides, Juno and Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind are mine :)

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  89. I always say, "The Sound of Music."

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  90. Inception and Inglorious Basterds were both great films. The more I think about my favourite films, the more I seem to have!

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  91. Too many to name to be honest, I've given up even trying to make a list!

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  92. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - the original version with subtitles was -amazing-! Pulp Fiction for sure, Lost In Translation, Six Degrees Of Separation, It's Complicated (gotta throw a chick flick in there) :)

    Oh, and Spinal Tap.

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  93. I agree with you on Atonement. I really loved that movie. I have lots of favorites, but I have to say my all-time favorite is Zoolander! I have to watch it anytime it's on TV.

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  94. I still remember when I saw Goonies for the fist time...

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  95. LOVE movies from the sixties, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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  96. You and my husband are destined to be BFF. I remember when you listed your fave TV shows they were all his faves too!

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  97. Oh, yeah! I also love American Beauty and Godfather II. The third one just never should have been made. It's an affront to the art of the American film.

    I have so many favorites, and certain movies have spoken to me at different times in my life. Many of them have sustained the test of time (Wizard of Oz, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Shakespeare in Love...), and there movies I still LOVE. My taste in movies is varied. I love Alfred Hitchcock, old movies from the 30's and 40's, and girly chic flicks, too. I'm not too incredibly picky, but if I know what I DON'T like. I "date" movies--I know in the first 5 minutes if it's going to be a match or a very long couple of hours... ;)

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  98. From the list given by you' raiders of the lost ark' .
    Such an interesting watch :)

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  99. I am so happy that goodies is at the top of your list! A lot of these I still haven't seen, I need to make a list of classics to actually watch

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  100. Love your list:) Very cool how large your blog has grown! I've always had a soft spot for Stand by Me, A Beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting....:)

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  101. I love Inception. :) The whole idea is amazing! I love Amelie, Chocolat, Midnight in Paris... And of course, Iron Man!! :)

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  102. Hey Keith...great list...haven't seen all of them but great list:

    My list:

    The Star Wars franchise
    ET: The Extra Terrestrial
    Close Encounter of the 3rd Kind
    Kull the Conqueror
    Indiana Jones Franchise
    Star Trek Franchise
    The War Horse
    The AMerican President
    Independence Day
    those are just a few.

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  103. I like so many it is hard to narrow it down like many people. Raising Arizona, Legends of the Fall, Rush, The Edge, Rear Window, Remains of the Day - I'm all over the place.
    I am going to revisit Goonies soon!

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  104. Alleged human, Keith,

    What's this? No mention of "Bambi meets Godzilla." You do surprise me! I like a movie named "Fluke", it's one of my "favourite" films, human.

    What do you think about that, human?

    Pasitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! :)

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  105. But no Serenity? That's just not right. *shifty eyes* I'd tack Princess Bride on that list too, but just because it's so darn quotable.

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  106. Legends of the Fall
    Cold Mountain
    Thelma & Louise
    Shirlaee
    50 first dates
    You've got mail
    Snow Flower & the Secret Fan
    Grizzly Man

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  107. The Servent? All About Eve? An Affair To Remember? Rear Window? oh so many wonderful movies it's a hard call........Silver Linings Playbook??

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  108. I have seen most of the movies you mention and remember enjoying them. Recently I watched "Argo" and thought it was tremendous!

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  110. Answering this question is a very tough task for me, as each movie I see I feel it's unique and is either good or not good. But, I'm asked for favorite I suppose Before Sunrise and Before Sunset would top the list. Waiting for the trilogy to complete :)

    Have you watched these two?? I hope you have, if not watch them you won't be disappointed.

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  111. My favorites:

    Stand By Me. The 4 boys did a fabulous job storytelling. Loved Keifer Sutherland in this movie too. I recite lines from this movie on a weekly basis lol.

    The Notebook. Great love story!

    And YES to Pulp Fiction. My husband and watch that every Christmas Eve. I know, it's not a Christmas movie, but it's a silly tradition we like to keep.

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  112. Thanks for sharing your list with us. I have many favorites ranging from To Kill a Mockingbird and The Hunt for Red October to Sense and Sensibility and The Shop Around the Corner with Jimmy Stewart.

    Have a great week!

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  113. Interesting choices

    INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.... I adored te opening scene too.. ( though not the film)Denis Ménochet was very easy on the eye.

    ATONEMENT agreed...a lovely piece of cinema

    THE GOONIES only cause my mother resembled Ma

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  114. This is a good list in case we want to rent from the Red Box.
    American Beauty is one of my favorite movies. It was done very nicely from every angle. The same year an other movie had come in that I like. It was Sixth Sense. Among the recent ones are The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and the Life of PI. Also, not so long time ago was The Descendants.

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  115. Inglorious Basterds isn't my type of movie but I was riveted during the opening scene.

    My favorite movie of all time is Undercover Blues and it has been since I was seven, I think. I watched it with my sister once when I was young and after that my parents couldn't get me to stop! A lot of people say that it doesn't have a plot, but it does. I've watched it enough, I know. And the writing is very consistent, which I appreciate. Growing up, I always dreamt of becoming Jane Blue! LOL.

    Other favorites, The Crow, Gossip and Clue. I absolutely love the movie adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. It's my favorite play by Shakespeare in general and I am super nervous about Whedon's adaptation. Match Point, Last Night and a Perfect Murder. And then of course, there are my childhood favorites, Escape from Witch Mountain, Return to Witch Mountain and The Little Mermaid, all of which I still love.

    If it's a dance movie, it has to be pretty bad for me to not own it and watch it over and over again. I'm a huge fan of dance movies. The cheesier the better, although my favorite (Dance With Me) isn't incredibly cheesy.

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  116. Very impressive, there are many creative and challenging movies on your list.

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  117. I'm really fond of I-Robot and I agree with Inception being up there.

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  118. Good list! I LOVE Tarintino movies!! Have you seen Django Unchained yet (I'm sure you have, but still asking anyways)?? Some of my top movies are 500 Days of Summer, Legends of the Fall, and Crash.

    Have a great day! :)

    Kayla

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  119. Inception is incredible! I still wonder about this movie and its unique concept. I really want to watch American beauty sometime. Will also consider watching the other movies u mentioned here.

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  120. As I was thinking about this question and answered with Breakfast At Tiffany's, I realized I have a theme..romantic/epic and/or romantic/comedy. Love: Pretty Woman, Far and Away, Out of Africa, Pride and Prejudice, Sleepless in Seattle..makes me miss the winter. NOT!

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  121. Those are some of my faves too. Like Mulholland Drive (where I can never actually remember what happened) I love movies that have a strong mood and strong images like Betty Blue

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  122. I like a lot of old movies like "Quiet Man", "McClintock", "Friendly Persuasion", "Father Goose", "Houseboat", "An Affair to Remember", and "African Queen." All of the classic Hepburn-Tracy flicks, Clark Gable movies, and most musicals. Some of the more recent romantic comedies like "Sleepless in Seattle", "I.Q." and "Moonstruck." LOTS of other movies, too. (I didn't realize how many until I started listing them...)

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  123. I have seen only three movies out of this avalanche , especially American beauty coz you described a scene from it once, your favourite scene ...
    Rest..umm...I may sound again a hopeless romantic and quite childish too, but I love twilight and harry potter series...then Ps. I love you...A walk to remember...the last song...freaky friday...hope you a'nt laughing at me :P

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  124. I've seen Pulp Fiction more times than I would care to admit. My favourite scene in American Beauty is the ending with the plastic bag flying about. Marvellous. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  125. what a great list! love goonies - a distant uncle of mine plays Data! :)

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  126. Ward of the Worlds (the old one)
    Out of Africa
    Bridges of Madison County
    love scifi - not horror

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  127. Of yours, I really liked Pulp Fiction, Mulholland Drive ~~ big yes, American Beauty ~~ another big yes, and Inception I want to see because Ellen Page is in it! I know her father and step Mom, so much fun!!

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  128. You have great taste in movies. I particularly liked your interpretation of Pulp Fiction.

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  129. Love Goonies! My oldest boy just started watching it and loves it. It's hard for me to pick my favorite movie.

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  130. What about Pursuit of Happyness? That's my all time favorite. And apart from that I would add a few more - BLOOD DIAMOND, BABEL, INDEPENDENCE DAY, JURASSIC PARK, SHUTTER ISLAND, TITANIC, HANGOVER and many others :-)

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  131. The ones I can watch over and over are-
    The Rookie
    Bridget Jones Diary
    Independence Day
    Under the Tuscan Sun

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  132. I love posts like this! You always come up with the fun lists.

    Remember the Titans
    You've Got Mail
    The Sound of Music
    Secretariat
    It's a Wonderful Life

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  133. great movies! especially Inglorious Basterds and Godfather! I hope you're talking about the swedish version of The girl with the dragon tattoo... if not! Watch it and you'll we surprised how much better it is! :)

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  134. Atonement broke my heart. Still haven't watched a few on this list. But will get to it right away.

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  135. PS: Thanks for the movie suggestions too Keith.

    Just stopping in to see what's new. Hope you're having a good week!

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  136. I am not a movie watcher but my Frank probably saw all of these movies...

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  137. I have so many - Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future are some of them ~

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  138. Great list! I've seen all but three. Loved Goonies and Inception.

    Others on my list are: Scent of a woman, Goodwill hunting, Flash dance, The dark crystal, and Bliss.

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  139. seen them all, love them all! and great descriptions! you captured their essence! similar tastes =)

    inception made me choose dicaprio for my dream movie based on my book. if i'm gonna dream, i dream big!

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  140. i don't know if i can name my top ten--but my top few are "the exorcist"--"good will hunting"--and "with honors"

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  141. Great list, though I've never seen the Goonies! Oops. haha Some of my favorite movies are Closer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Take this Waltz. :)

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  142. This was very fun to read. There are some there that I haven't seen that I will. I told my son to check out your blog and I think he is now following you. His blog is "I am August". He really enjoyed this post also. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  143. American Beauty is hands down of the best films I've ever seen, and Pulp Fiction is genius as is everything Tarantino does, but I have to admit the adventure and fun of Raiders of the Lost Ark make it my favourite one out of your list - can't beat a bit of Indy! I still need to watch The Goonies and The Gofather saga - I haven't seen any of them! Great list. - Tasha xxx

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  144. What fun reading your movie list. I love movies! American Beauty is a great one. I love old faves like Breakfast at Tiffanys and new faves like Dan in Real Life. But there are just so many to choose from!

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  145. I haven't seen a lot of these movies, but then again, it seems like I've been watching fewer and fewer movies these days. But you gotta love Goonies!

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  146. I like your list! I also adore the Goonies, Inception, Godfather and Inglorious Bastards!

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  147. The Godfather is a favorite of mine!

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  148. A River Runs Through It, Lost in Translation, The Royal Tenenbaums and Stranger Than Fiction.

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  149. I can get down with this list! Although, I would throw in a few chick flicks ;)

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  150. Hmmm so basically your top 10 movies haven't changed from last year? :) I seem to remember an exact replica of this list on a blog last April. Nothing new has caught your attention?

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  151. from your list, what I just had seen was inception.. others thought that it is titanic's second part. :D

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  152. There are many movies that I love and could watch again and again,but Jackie Brown by Quentin Tarantino :) is my absolutely favorite one.
    Greetings :)...

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  153. You can tell a lot about a person from their favourite movies, and I will tell you one thing: we could be best friends ;) That on top of coming across your blog while searching for "existentialism and buddhism."

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