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    The top 5 five films

    Inspired by the thread on the sad loss of Patrick Swayze, who was a proper movie star in my opinion.

    Here are my top 5 films, (I could have made it 20) films that I can watch over and over again and in some way have affected my life or my thought processes.

    1: The Life of Brian.

    Apart from being one of the funniest, cleverest films ever made, all the furore surrounding it's release and the fact it was being banned by petty minded bureaucrats who had never even seen it, helped me decide which side of a particular fence I stood on.

    2: The Fisher King:

    Again brilliantly funny and moving, and a must see for anyone who has tap danced on the tightrope of sanity.

    3: A Fistful of Dollars:

    The first one, the music, no white hats, the style, the pathos and Clint on a donkey.

    4: The Fifth Element:

    Bruce, Gary Oldamn, the design, the costumes (Jean Paul Gaultier) the sets, a feast for the eyes, just fantastic.

    5: Father Goose:

    Pure class. Cary Grant (from my own hometown) and Leslie Caron................. OOOOwooo!!!! down boy down!

    I was going to list the 5 films I'd rather stick rusty knitting needles in my thigh than watch but as they were all very popular I figured I might offend a few people so I won't (maybe in another thread).

    And now I'd like to know yours....

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    Good Will Hunting - Robin Williams,
    A Beautiful Mind - Russel Crowe,
    Ghost - Patrick Swayze,
    Saving Private Ryan - Tom Hanks,
    We Were Soldiers - Mel Gibson,
    The Matrix - Keanu Reeves,

    Sorry had to put the Matrix in lol

    These are some that i recall, they are not listed in any particular order, i have many many favorites for as many reasons, i enjoy thought provoking, humor, drama, comedy, science fiction (huge Star Wars fanatic), i hate lusty busty rubbish types films.
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    Ah Rose, My favourite scene was the graffiti Latin lesson. 'Romans, they go the house?'

    I think the film was all about how gullible and sad us people are and that a Jesus like figure get's his words and good intentions misinterpreted by people who turn everything to suit their own agenda.

    Just remember... 'Blessed are the cheese-makers'

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    Bread and Tulips (Pane e tulipani )
    Pan's Labyrinth
    Amelie
    Hot Fuzz
    The Wedding Singer


    * sorry, had to add hot fuzz one of my most watched movies. This should have been a top 10 list at least.
    Last edited by screenpainter; 09-16-2009 at 03:45 AM.

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    My fave picks would be:

    Alien 1977

    Blade Runner 1981

    Being There 1979
    ( the last 2 minutes of this film is one of, if not the best film ending of all time in my opinion)

    High Plains Drifter 1973
    (One of my favorite ghost movies)

    Heavy Metal 1981
    (an animated classic with a pull out all the stops rock soundtrack)


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    1) Monty Pythons Holy Grail
    2) Labyrinth (David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly)
    3) Time Bandits
    4) Casa Blanca
    5) Star Trek 2 - The Wrath of Khan

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    I could probably list hundreds of movies here, but off the top of my head and in no particular order...

    - Shawshank Redemption
    • Warden Samuel Norton: "Salvation lies within"
      • The Irony being Andy had hidden his rock hammer within the bible the warden was handing back to him.
    - The Matrix (series)
    • Morpheus: "Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize, just as I did, that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."
    - The Lord of Rings (series)
    • Boromir: [holding the ring after Frodo has lost it] "It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing."
      • I found it funny that he would say this, when in contrast the smallest and least likely of all the creatures in that world was the one who had to bare the task of its destruction.
    - Space balls
    • Dark Helmet: Careful you idiot. I said across her nose, not up it!
      Laser Gunner [being cross-eyed]: Sorry sir. Doing my best.
      Dark Helmet: Who made that man a gunner?
      Major Asshole: I did sir. He's my cousin.
      Dark Helmet: Who is he?
      Colonel Sandurz: He's an ***hole sir.
      Dark Helmet: I know that!....What's his name?
      Colonel Sandurz: That is his name sir, Major ***hole.
      Dark Helmet: and his cousin?
      Colonel Sandurz: He's an ***hole too sir: Gunner's mate, first class, Philip ***hole.
      Dark Helmet: How many ***holes we got on this ship anyhow?
      The Crew: YO!!!!
      Dark Helmet: I knew it, I'm surrounded by ***holes
      [Dark Helmet pulls his mask down]
      Dark Helmet: Keep firing ***holes!!
    - Indiana Jones (series, for the most part...)
    • Indiana Jones: "I'm like a bad penny, I always turn up."
    Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

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    I would not know how to begin to list the top five of my favorite. I have a top 500!
    I will try though.
    The Christmas Carol
    The Bishop's Wife
    The Matrix
    LOTR
    Seven Years in Tibet

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    I was looking over everyone's lists.....

    My list depends on my mood, at the moment they are....

    #1 5-way tie - Nottinghill / Love Actually / Ghost / Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman. (couldn't pick between them)

    #2 Monty Python's ... Holy Grail It's best to watch this after 2-3 glasses of red wine.

    #3 The Da Vinci Code..... so many questions.

    #4 Legends of the Fall....way to many handsome men in this one. Watching it requires a drool bib. LOL

    #5 Home for the Holdiays....which I'm guessing no one here has ever heard of.

    As you've probably guessed...I'm not a blood and guts gal. But I do soooooo melt for a sappy love story. And I, also will miss the awesome Mr. Swayze.

    Huggggggs, Julie diane
    Do we have to accept what life hands us? Or can we say no thank you and ask for a different flavor?

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    I can't watch anything with Julia Roberts in it. She always looks like she has a coathanger in her mouth.

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