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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Princess Bride
    One of my favorites.


    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Arrival (a new favorite I've watched a half dozen times now, each time it gets better)
    That is a great one, IMO. Went into it expecting an interesting sci-fi “first contact” movie, but it was so much more humane and emotional than that. Really beautiful. The ending really hit me hard.

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    It's the BEGINNING which moves me to tears now, having absorbed the message of the movie and the deep, deep resonance it gives those first scenes. As a parent myself, I can relate.

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    All Marx Bros films up to and including Room Service. I watch the DVD's regularly and still stop and watch when I come across one on TV.

    I've seen "The King Of Hearts" at least a dozen times and it just doesn't get old. I still laugh when the blustery old Major calls Alan Bates "Private Pumpernickel". One of the best endings in film IMO.
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    Ahh, i was searching WOT for a movie thread. Didn't even think to look here. Any way, in response to the OP,

    Goodfellas
    Anything directed by John Hughes
    Alien
    Aliens

    A couple of recent ones that haven't worn out their welcome:

    Come Hell or High Water
    The Good Guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by headcrash View Post

    I've seen "The King Of Hearts" at least a dozen times and it just doesn't get old. I still laugh when the blustery old Major calls Alan Bates "Private Pumpernickel". One of the best endings in film IMO.
    I mentioned Alastair Sim's "A Christmas Carol" earlier, but I have to chime in again to agree that "King Of Hearts" (no "The" ) is one of MY 3 best films ever made. My other choice for my top 3 besides "Carol" & "Hearts" is a 1945 French release (but shot in '43-'44) filmed in part clandestinely during the Nazi occupation of Paris, "Les Enfants Du Paradis" (Children of Paradise). It's basically the French "Gone With The Wind" at 3 hours & 9 minutes long. If you like mime Marcel Marceau this film is a must-see, as his mentor Jean-Louis Barrault is the male lead playing a mime (and he does speak as well!).
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    Second the Marx Bros movies.

    Blade Runner
    Pinocchio
    The Princess Bride


    As for the horror thing, the only movie that has ever scared me (as opposed to shock, gross out, suspense-fill, or startle unpleasantly) is Wait Until Dark (1967), starring Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, and Richard Crenna.
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    In response to the OP:

    I am a huge Kubrick fan (2001 and Strangelove), love Lucas' THX-1138, and Raimi's Evil Dead 2 is one of my faves of all time, but movies that always suck me in are:

    The Hunt for Red October
    Jaws
    Close Encounters

    plus just about anything from David Fincher (but not Alien 3) and Soderburgh

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    I bought a copy of "Children of Paradise" earlier this year. It's an interesting view of Paris in '43-44 -- much as "The Bicycle Thief" is of Paris 1949 -- but I found its depiction of a ragtag theatrical troupe to be too much of a "soap opera" and not enough of a lyrical fantasy. It was a good movie, but with no overarching message. Not in my opinion a great piece of art that transcends time and the medium.

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    And that's what makes horse races.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    It's the BEGINNING which moves me to tears now, having absorbed the message of the movie and the deep, deep resonance it gives those first scenes. As a parent myself, I can relate.
    Totally understand that. Once the true nature of the story becomes clear, it shifts the perspective and everything about it changes. Only rarely has a movie affected me that much in the theater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie View Post
    Anything directed by John Hughes
    LOL Molly Ringwald lives a couple of blocks away from us. Just saw her for the first time last weekend - she moved here maybe 4-5 years ago.
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    Cinema Paradiso
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I dunno man! Alien terrified me as a kid. Of course it doesn't hold up in terms of special effects today, but at the time it was kick ass. That was my first experience with claustrophobic fear...and I ate it up! The Thing had a similar vibe, but in snow . Rosemary's Baby was a great, slow burning horror, but it definitely didn't scare me like Aliens did.

    My brother took me to see Alien and I think I was like 10 That bastard...he did this to me!!
    I hear you Scott, I had a similar experience with Alien, pretty sure I was 10 as well. First R rated movie I ever saw and the chest burster scene traumatized me for a while. We got ice cream after the movie and I kept replaying that scene over and over in my head. Needless to say, the ice cream didn't stay down long.

    Some movies that I will usually watch if they are on:

    Goodfellas (if it's uncut since almost every other word out of Pesci's mouth is fuck)
    Step Brothers
    Old School
    Any of the first three Bourne movies
    Alien
    Aliens
    Prometheus ( I know it gets universally panned, but it's grown on me)
    Any Tarantino movie except Jackie Brown and Death Proof

    There are many more.
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    "Jackie Brown" is my FAVORITE Tarantino!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    "Jackie Brown" is my FAVORITE Tarantino!
    I knew someone was probably going to say that, and I have no problem with it. I'd just much rather watch Inglorious Basterds or Pulp Fiction.
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    Noises Off (funniest movie ever, with all kinds of subtleties)
    Princess Bride
    The Man Who Knew Too Little
    What About Bob
    Arrival (a grower for sure)
    The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Star Trek: Insurrection
    Deja Vu

    come quickly to mind...

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    Just about any movie with Bill Murray is worth a repeat viewing.
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    - A Very Long Engagement
    - Black Cat, White Cat
    - Runaway Train
    - Big Lebowski
    - Office Space
    - The Usual Suspects (nothing like the first time of course, but KS performance is a pleasure)
    - Contact
    - The Shawshank Redemption
    - A Beautiful Mind
    - Falling Down
    - 2001
    - Apollo 13
    - Bullit
    - A Fish Called Wanda
    - Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Guilty Pleasures:
    - Lord of the Rings (1-3)
    - Cannonball Run
    - Pretty Woman
    - Notting Hill
    - Midway
    - North by Northwest
    - Castaway
    - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Dany Kaye version)
    - Independence Day
    - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    - Bourne (1-3)
    - The Fugitive
    - Airplane
    - Ruthless People
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    "Jackie Brown" is my FAVORITE Tarantino!
    Seconded.
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    Lesser known movies that i've always enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post
    In response to the OP:

    I am a huge Kubrick fan (2001 and Strangelove), love Lucas' THX-1138, and Raimi's Evil Dead 2 is one of my faves of all time, but movies that always suck me in are:

    The Hunt for Red October
    Jaws
    Close Encounters

    plus just about anything from David Fincher (but not Alien 3) and Soderburgh
    I can't believe I forgot Groundhog Day! A modern masterpiece and it works on so many levels

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    Another film that always sucks me in, though I don't find it great cinema is Unstoppable, the runaway freight train movie with Denzel Washington. Tony Scott throws in too much post-processing effects, but the story, pacing and performances as well as the scope of the film always hooks me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hFx View Post

    Guilty Pleasures:
    - North by Northwest
    Oh yeah, that's a classic, as is 'Rear Window' which is probably my favorite Hitchcock.

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    Holy Grail
    Life of Brian
    Yellowbeard
    Tango and Cash
    Demolition Man
    Blade Trinity
    Used Cars
    Fletch
    Office Space
    The Blues Brothers
    Animal House
    Trading Places
    Blazing Saddles
    The Naked Gun
    First Blood
    Enter the Dragon

    Add to this a lengthy list of horror films, and seasonal holiday fare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lou View Post
    Yellowbeard
    Finally, another lover of this one!

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