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What is your #1 single favorite movie of all time?


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#21 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

Comedy = Airplane!


I forgot my favorite comedy -- Blazing Saddles.
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

Dr Zhivago.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:59 PM

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:06 PM

I would answer, but this thread smacks of social engineering designed to steal answers to security questions!!!!!!! :mad:


I kid, I kid! :P

I don't have one favorite movie, but if I'm ever scrolling through the channels and come across any of the following, I stop to finish the movie, almost no matter how far along it is:

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The Color Purple
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Princess Bride
Star Trek: First Contact

So ... seems like I like Steven Spielberg, but that's just a coincidence, I'm sure!

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:13 PM

Three way tie between:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dr. Strangelove
Casablanca
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:05 AM

Too diffucult...I find my 'favorites' are based on my current life situations. All in all, there is one movie I have watched more than any other...

Fifth Element
runner up - Monty Python and the Holy Grail and LOTR

In fact, I've watched all of them in the last 2 months.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:01 PM

Not my favorite but I remember seeing it in "Cinerama" in the "Cinerama Theater" in NY in the early 60's (ahhh, 1963 per IMDB). Definitely a classic.

Favorite bit was when the guy was lying on the ground IIRC on the top of a hill with all his friends surrounding him and "literally" "kicked the bucket." 3/4 of the audience didn't get it. Cinerama=Jr. Imax


I wish I saw it on the big screen, but that was before my time.

So many great moments in that movie - Phil Silvers trying to ford the river ...

... and it has probably my favorite fight scene of all time. Jonathan Winters destroying the garage. I still howl laughing every time I see it.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

Interesting how varied we are. There's been about 25 movies listed. Of them, I've never seen 8 of them, 9 of them I've only seen once (and no real desire to see them again), and 3 of them I hated.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

Like most of you there are so many that naming just one is nearly impossible. That being said I'll have to choose Moulin Rouge only because I had to be dragged to it kicking and screaming. It's a favorite that I almost never saw.
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

I always say "Schindler's List."

It's not a movie I've watched more than any other... there are some movies I've seen a dozen or so times... and SL is one I've only seen a few times...

... but growing up in the deep South, prejudice is something that you're around a lot (and feels like it's getting worse), and I've always though SL was a beautiful story told amongst one of the worst events due to prejudice.

Great story, great directing, great acting.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

Goodfellas

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

What? No "Young Frankenstein"?, errrrr Fronk-un-steen

Quirky and goofy, "Transylvania 6-5000" where Geena Davis made a Vampiress to remember.

Cinerama: Grand Prix, hands down.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:27 PM

:lol: I knew just about no one could name "just one." :lol:

A lot of those I see here (if I were choosing "multiples") would be included including just about everything Mel Brooks wrote & directed including the lousy ones but my favorite still remains my single favorite.

Every time I hear "they combed the<fill in the blank> for the <fill in the blank>" I think of Spaceballs and of course Blazing Saddles (especially the fart scene) was a classic.

The thing about Blazing Saddles was that movie probably couldn't be made today because you wouldn't be able to get past the picket lines that would be in front of every theater. Typical Borscht Belt humor (which I love).

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

runner up - Monty Python and the Holy Grail


good choice but I prefer Life of Brian personally.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:29 PM

What? No "Young Frankenstein"?, errrrr Fronk-un-steen

Quirky and goofy, "Transylvania 6-5000" where Geena Davis made a Vampiress to remember.

Cinerama: Grand Prix, hands down.

SciFi: "The Final Countdown" "Alert One this is Eagle One, you're cleared to fire - splash the zeros, I say again splash the Zeros"


I love the scene in "Young Frankenstein" with Gene Hackman and Peter Boyle. It's hilarious.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

"The Crow"
Outstanding soundtrack, memorable visuals, and ass kicking that still holds up today. RIP Brandon Lee.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

Princess Bride for comedy
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