Once was enough of that movie for me years ago… the crows scene haunted my mind
My Cousin Vinny
Doc Hollywood (the one with Michael J Fox)
The Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers)
Star Wars ( A New Hope)
The first two are very funny and I could quote lines from them
That line from My Cousin Vinny when they are in court and Joe Pesci asks Marisa Tomei: “Are you suuure?” My husband says that to me in just that way and I always answer “Positive!”
We are a family that speaks in film dialogue quite often, lol!
I could only watch Schindler’s list just one time.
1 Demolition Man
2 Miss Congeniality
3 A Knight’s Tale
4 The Producers - the original
5 The Producers - the remake
I know but I can’t stand Scarlett’s conniving to get beaux/husbands. (Sorry for spoiling the movie for those who haven’t seen GWTW.)
A whole bunch of “chick flicks”…
Animal House (the soundtrack of my misbegotten youth)
I don’t think too many people are concerned about spoilers for an 81 year old movie.
On one geek group I’m a member of, the rule is, you have to include a spoiler warning if the movie/show is a year and a day old, or less. After that, it’s fair game.
LOL… My Cousin Vinny is such a funny movie and it has great quotes! I still say “yutes” all these years later.
The movies I’ve seen many times are:
- Jesus of Nazareth (Seems it’s on TV every Easter).
- Demolition Man (Love this movie!).
- Kung Fu Hustle ( This movie is hilarious ! ).
- A Christmas Story (Of course, this is on TV every Christmas).
- High Noon (SUCH a great movie).
Karate Kid 2
Karate Kid 3
The Blind Side
Last Five for me: These are lesser known (perhaps for a reason) but are still very good, in my opinion.
- The Way (Martin Sheen, about a father finishing the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela started by his late estranged son.
- Mr Mom (Michael Keaton) - sentimental comedy about a recently laid off dad.
- My Life (also Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman) - a man comes to terms with a fast moving fatal cancer. Very touching.
- I am Sam (Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer) - a mentally challenged father tries to win back custody of his beloved young daughter.
- A Few Good Men (“You can’t HANDLE the truth” (Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore). This one is a more well known film.
A Few Good Men
I thought Jack Nicholson was just superb in that role.
Trivia: Nicholson’s line was different from “You can’t handle the true.” but he ad libbed the line and the director went with it.
I am Sam is really sad.
I saw that a while ago.
That’s one movie I wish TCM would have more often. I’ve only seen it once or twice and would love to see it again.
1.The Sound of Music
2.Pride and Prejudice (Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth)—ok so not really a movie…
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews /Jennifer Ehle) —also not really a movie
The Blues Brothers (original)
Two these are not really feel films but tv miniseries , but I couldn’t help myself…
Edited to add “White Christmas”—a yearly tradition
To name just five:
Lawrence of Arabia (I think I could happily watch all four hours of this every day, given the chance!)
A Man for all Seasons
Mary Queen of Scots (the 1971 version with Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson)
The Ladykillers (1955 version)
The Vikings (with the late Kirk Douglas)
- Seven Samurai
- Blade Runner
- Chariots of Fire
- Saving Private Ryan
“Everybody needs somebody…”.
For me it was sad beginning, sad middle with some intermittent humor, with happy and touching ending
My religious list:
A Man for All Seasons
Mr Magoo’s Christmas Carol (this really is the definitive one, don’t listen to those people touting Alistair Sim)