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Topic: Movies that you enjoy ...

  1. Neil_1
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    15 January 2014

    Hi all

    As a result of a little posting between myself and Matty, I've decided to create this thread.  It's something that so many of us could contribute to ... and there's no right or wrong answer or suggestion ... there's no-one judging, but hopefully it will be just a little bit of a distraction for all us (even if for a short time).  And if anyone would like to give a little reason for the movie they suggest, then GO FOR IT.

    Also, don't hold back at just one ... so post away and post often.

    For starters, I have 3 movies that all begin with the letter S that I really enjoy (although one really begins with the letter T):

    Sea Of Love (Al Pacino and the big funny guy, who I can't think of right now)

    Sleepers (powerful movie - awful awful what happens in the first half, but the 2nd half is revenge, oh sweet revenge)

    The Shawkshank Redemption (Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins - love it)

    Cheers all

    Neil

     

  2. Jo3
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    15 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Great thread Neil:

    OK, 3 movies I love are:

    1.  Mammia Mia (sing all the Abba songs!!) Really love this one

    2.  Prisicilla (another singalong)

    3.  Grease (another great singalong)

    Jo

  3. Lillybell
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    15 January 2014

    What a great idea Neil! I love movies. The only problem is deciding which ones. It's like picking a favourite child, impossible! But I'll give it a go. I love so many different genres. In the same way that songs make us remember certain periods of our lives, movies do that for me also. I remember watching Jaws when I was about 10, I think. Back then we didn't go to the movies, we went to the pictures! That is what they were called in the little country town that I lived in. But I also loved watching Bill Collins movie classics on tv every Friday  night. That's when I really came to love movies more seriously and all of the Hollywood greats. I loved the war movies, the westerns and of course the tear jerkers. I could go on all night! And if I don't make my way to the present I will go on all night. So... I will give three that I've watched recently and have just loved. First of all is, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I'm old enough to remember the original from 1947. The current one is amazing. I came out of the cinema feeling really good about the world! The next is The Hobbit. Just loved it. I saw the first as well. I'm also a great Lord of the Rings fan and lined up with two of my daughters every boxing day that each of the series came out. It is a really special memory for me. Ok, finally the last one. It is The Railway Man. I wasn't really happy with the way the movie bordered on being  a thriller, (wasn't necessary in my opinion) but the ending was worth it all. I love a good cry and this one made my daughter cry too. I've never seen her cry in a movie before. But she cried at the ending of the last Bachelor series! So maybe she is on a roll. The Railway Man is something close to my heart because it focuses on WWII. My dad was in that war and I thought of him all the way through. Anyway the movie has a wonderful ending which I won't give away. I wanted to sob but it is  a little embarrassing wanting to do that in a movie. I often get looks and that is when I'm controlling my tears! That reminds me of  when I saw Shindlers List but I won't go in to details.

    I have seen the Shawshank Redemption, Neil, but it was a long time ago. So I only have vague memories of it. The others, I haven't seen. As far as action movies go, The Bourne series are one of my favourites. Will be really interesting to hear what others contribute.

    p.s I've just finished watching the last of the Twilight movies with my youngest daughter! I like to mix it up. 

  4. guest75
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    16 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1
    oh good idea for a thread, this could be a long post as i love movies

    mostly like horror and comedy (and ones that fit both) but also like stuff from a few other genres too

    i dont normally like war movies, but i love the great escape, i generally hate westerns but love young guns and young guns 2

    i like some sci fi but not a lot, really like total recall, cloverfield, minority report and planet of the apes (the mark wahlberg remake)

    i like action movies but most of the ones i like border on (or actually are) comedy, stuff like hancock, bad boys, money train, beverly hills cop x3, django unchained, reservoir dogs, two hands and demolition man

    love a good thriller - falling down, memento, roadkill and the butterfly effect

    love comedy/horror cross overs like shaun of the dead and house

    fav comedies are back to the future x3, blues brothers, ferris buellers day off, whats up doc, anchorman, billy madison...i could go on

    fav horrors are Psycho (the original), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original), Nightmare On Elm St (first 3), Scream (first 3), Sleepy Hollow (first DVD i ever bought), From Dusk Till Dawn...once again i could go on

    and aussie movies, who doesnt love an aussie movie? My favs are Two Hands, The Castle, Dirty Deeds, Take Away, Go Big (see it if you havent), Stiff & The Brush Off (david wenham is brilliant as murray wheelan)

    like i said i love movies
  5. Lillybell
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    16 January 2014

    Hi Neil, I posted something on here last night but it hasn't come through yet. I posted something on another thread at the same time that has come through. It might show up later. Great suggestion.

  6. Jo3
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    16 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Hey Neil

    Me too!! I posted last night and it's still not on.  Oh well, hopefully you'll get it today.

    Have a nice day

    Jo

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    16 January 2014 in reply to Lillybell

    I love the classics too, I have to bite my tongue from saying 'they don't make em like they used to' sometimes. I thought the new Walter Mitty was great, it was very funny and I really liked the idea of being forced out into doing something and discovering a new life in the process. Jimmy Stewart in 'It's A Wondeful Life' makes me cry every Christmas.

  8. Juliet
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    16 January 2014 in reply to JessF

    Hey Jess I can't believe you have got the wonderful JB Fletcher as your pic. Watch her nightly :)

    Ok quite hard to choose but probably

    1. The Witches of Eastwick (I have watched this a million times+ since I was about 10)

    2. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (okay not a masterpiece but I love the Art Deco apartment and sweet storyline)

    3. Billy Madison (- hilarious. - to me anyway ;) 

  9. Neil_1
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    16 January 2014

    Hi all

    This was a little tongue in cheek when I suggested that we limit it only to 3 movies … for movie buffs (like Matty :) it’s nigh on impossible, so I’ll go to the well once more and produce these:

     I loved the old “Trinity” movies … now they ARE old … ok Lillybell not quite 1947 vintage, but yeah.  :)

     It took me ages to see Star Wars, but it was my kids who got me to watch all of them and they weren’t overly bad.  Likewise with the Lord Of The Rings, I’ve seen all of them due to the kids and again, not so bad.

    Misery was the first Stephen King movie I saw … I’m not a big one on horror kinds of ones (although, I guess that’s not really horror) but I was pleased where I saw it … there was a busload of local cricketers going to Sydney to see a one-day game at the SCG and they played that movie on the bus.  Watching something like that in day time with a bus load of blokes … yeah, I can handle that ok.

    Cheers

    Neil

  10. Mbuna
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    16 January 2014 in reply to Juliet

    Hey everyone

    I went and saw the second Hobbit movie. I loved it. I also went and saw Bad Grandpa. i found it to be hilarious. It is a bit crude but it is damn funny

     

    Cheers

    Mbuna

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  11. Katy100
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Mbuna

    Harry Potter, except the third movie.

    Lord of the Rings, except the first one.  

    Moulin Rouge.

    Gone With The Wind. 

    Not a movie, but I saw one episode of The Tudors, bought all the DVDs, and watched them in the next few days.  Highly recommended ... but don't watch with teenage children ... I don't know if my son or I were most red-faced.  

     

  12. Girl_Anachronism
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Katy100
    Another Vote for Lord of the Ringsand the Hobbit,

    Les Miserables ( I have a thing for musicals)
    Kingdom Hospital (based on Stephen King and quite funny, for all that it is a slightly darker work while not being overly gory or horror)
  13. guest75
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Girl_Anachronism
    Some of Stephen Kings books have made awesome movies...My fav of the lot is probably the furthest from a horror story he has done, Stand By Me...great movie loved it and have seen it 100s of times
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    19 January 2014 in reply to guest75

    Hey Matty

    I haven't seen Stand By Me - is it a good movie? What is it about?

    Jo

  15. Neil_1
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    19 January 2014 in reply to guest75

    Two more to add to my list:

    Pulp Fiction  &  Shrek.

    Yes, both very different movies, but one's I've enjoyed a number of times.

     

  16. guest75
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1
    I love the Tarrantino movies Ive seen (Reservoir Dogs and Django Unchained) but still havent gotten around to watching Pulp Fiction or Jackie Brown yet
  17. cobber44
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    i love movies and have a collection of over 300 dvds and no idea how many on my hard drive. i love all adam sandler especially the two grown ups movies for a laugh. coyote ugly and dirty dancing hype me up and make me smile and a time to kill and enemy of the state keep me wondering for days. movies like music depends on frame of mind to which you watch and can take me into a place better than the one im in a the moment                                         
  18. Jo3
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Hey Neil

    I love those two movies as well!!

    Also I love to watch Jackie Chan movies,

    Jo

  19. guest75
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Jo3
    Jo : stand by me is set in the 1960s about 4 12 year old boys who go hiking to find the body of another local boy who had gone missing.  Its based on the the King novella "the body" and stars 4 very young actors who would go on the good careers in River Phoenix, Jerry OConnell, Corey Feldman and Will Wheaton also has a youngish Kiefer Sutherland...well worth a watch (and the story is worth reading too)
  20. Neil_1
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    19 January 2014 in reply to guest75

    Hey Matty ... I've read that book/story and was a really enjoyable read.  Thanx for this, as I'm definitely going to look that movie up.

    Holy smoke Cobber ... with a library like that, it'd movie night every night at your place. :)

  21. cobber44
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1
    yeah i am a movie freak and half my problem is i want my life to be like the movies i watch except horror of course and i love rewatching them with others to see their reactions also
  22. bungle
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    19 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Hi Neil,

    Just a thought on movies. Cool idea. Do not recommend The Book Thief if you are having one of the those bad days. Pretty sad movie and definately not a good look if you a already depressed. I'm living proof of that.

  23. Neil_1
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    Hi Bungle,

    Thank you for that ... your recommendation is noted and I will definitely avoid that one.  The Green Mile is another one.  Oh and more recently, Red Dog;  ripping movie, but hellishly sad (whoops, spoiler alert)

    But enough of those kinds, back to some good un's:

    The Vacation movies:  Chevy Chase, although perhaps the last one was a bit too much:  Vegas Vacation.    Flying High was always good for a laugh or a grin.

    And those who read my posts will know that I'm a mega dam of tears ready to explode but I cannot at the moment, but I do have my smaller moments from time to time:  where am I going with this?   Well about 3-4 years ago, I took my then, 9yo daughter along to the movie:

    The Hannah Montana Movie (starring Miley Cyrus) and you know how I'm really comfortable with what I can say to anyone/everyone on this site ... well dear folks, I'm here to tell you that I cried during that movie.  It was sad tears, it was amazingly enough, happy tears for a particular moment in the movie.

    Oh the shame of it all.

    I think I'll hand in my Beyond Blue membership and toddle off after that particular announcement.

     

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    20 January 2014 in reply to Neil_1

    Oh Neil, if only she knew she could get that reaction from grown men without resorting to the twerk!

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    Yay for Shrek and Django Unchained ( brilliant movie)

    I never could get through Pulp Fiction. You want a truly depressing movie, there's a sci fi called Demo Man. The ending is hellishly depressing.

    Yet to see or read the Book Thief, or Stand By Me

    GA
  26. scorch
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    Gosh, movies.  I'm more of a TV series type of girl, but I do enjoy a good movie too.

    I loved the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.

    The Book of Eli was fascinating. 

    I sometimes watch girly movies like A Walk to Remember or fun kiddie ones like Turbo or Finding Nemo. 

    One of my very favourites is an old black and white film called Stage Door.  Love it!!!

    I don't like movies that are continuations of TV shows but have different actors.... ugh!  lol, this is a fun thread.

  27. Nathan.431
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    13 July 2014 in reply to Jo3

    I'm also a big Jackie Chan fan and Hong Kong cinema, the last one I saw was Police Story 2013.

  28. Nathan.431
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    The last film I enjoyed watching was Wolf Creek 2, I do watch a lot of horror films.

  29. --Mark--
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    14 July 2014 in reply to Nathan.431

    Hi everyone,

    I like many films from many genres...so I'll list just some...

    Fantasy - The Lord of the Rings -- The Hobbit -- Harry Potter

    Read all the books first and was captivated to see them transferred to screen.

    Sci-Fi - Star Wars -- Alien -- Matrix -- Planet of the Apes

    Comedy - Naked Gun (Police Squad) -- Vacation (All except Vegas) -- Flying High -- Hot Shots -- always get a laugh from these, I'd also add Get Smart, but I prefer the series to the movie.

    Horror - any zombie movie even though most are corny as, I set myself a goal to watch every zombie flick ever made and am nearly there - World War Z -- 28 Days/Weeks Later -- Night of the Living Dead (Original)

    Romance - Ghost -- Sleepless in Seattle -- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

    Drama - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe -- One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest -- The Shawshank Redemption

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    Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. 

    If you can tolerate the first 15 minutes of Christian church stuff the film starts with, the story line is very touching and pulls heavy on the heart strings. I must have caught myself with teary eyes at least a half dozen times during the movie.

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