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5 Movies You'd Recommend

I hope we can assume that Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz would be among them. All of the polls put them on top. What other movies, old or new, would you recommend?

I loved The African Queen, worth watching again and again! Bogart and Hepburn

To Kill a Mockingbird...a real classic! Gregory Peck. The book is great, and the movie is excellent too!

Good Will Hunting..Robin Williams and Leonardo DiCaprio...not with the kids, though, unless it's on network TV. (language)

The original Psycho If you haven't seen it, you should!

The Net, with Sandra Bullock
I'll cheat and add one along the same lines...

Three Days of the Condor... Robert Redford

I know these are old, but I seldom get to the movies any more. All of the movie theaters in a 15 mile radius have closed!

I'll watch any movie with a good cast, such as Robert Redford, Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman was great!), Sandra Bullock, and Gene Hackman. Paul Newman was great too. And young Marlon Brando was excellent in a very old one, On the Waterfront. I was so thrilled when that movie won so many Oscars I jumped up and cheered...and my father turned off the TV. He thought I was going overboard. Well, maybe I was, but Brando was amazing in that movie. He and Newman were both from the Actor's Studio...method acting.

I love suspense movies, the kind in which the protagonist overcomes impossible odds. Yep; I liked the Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin movie! I can't think of the name of it! They were being chased by a bear. Anyone remember it?

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Oooo- you've listed some good ones! This is way more than five, but...:

Sad movies: The Green Mile , Titanic, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Changeling.

Comedies: The Rat Race, Dumb & Dumber, The Princess Bride, and The Maiden Heist.

Thrillers: Murder by Numbers, Bone Collector, and Inception.

Kids: I LOVE Anne of Green Gables (I think it was actually a tv series?), old Disney of course, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was adorable!!
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I'm a sucker for movies about kids/family or animals. So, going with three of each type, some of my favourites include: Not Without My Daughter, Lorenzo's Oil, and Stepmom, along with Born Free, K-9 and Day of the Dolphin (who could forget "Pa"?).
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I loved "Lassie, Come Home" when I was a little girl! So, guess what kind of dog I have? When I play the video for the little ones, I still cry at the end!




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Momento. I can identify with the lead character.
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No Country For Old Men
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Harry & Tonto-great cat movie

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Oh, I haven't seen Lorenzo's Oil in forever...

All kids must watch Milo & Otis once
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I've worked my way through most of the AFI Top 100 movie list. Most of them have been very enjoyable. There are a couple that I can't stand.

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My all time favorite movie is The Sting (mmm, Robert Redford).

The Princess Bride is also a great one, Anne of Green Gables is another favorite. (my mom always said she should have made my first name anne, instead of my middle one. And yes, it HAS to be spelled with an 'e'!)

The Game is a good thriller, and I LOVED Avatar.

I also love musicals; The Sound of Music, the Music Man (both the original and the Matthew Broderick one), Chicago, The Producers, Hairspray, Mamma Mia...ect
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The Hopkins/Baldwin movie is The Edge.

My Five:
The Count of Monte Cristo
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Dances With Wolves
The Princess Bride


Epic Storylines:
Dances With Wolves. Australia. Far & Away. Avatar. I find Avatar to be a 'fluffy' and escapist fantasy but I wish our own world could be so harmonious and symbiotic.

Drama / Action:
Meet Joe Black. Apollo-13. Fried Green Tomatoes. Armageddon. The Count of Monte Cristo. The River Wild. The Green Mile.

Young Adult / Kid Movies:
Holes. Bridge to Terabithia. Simon Birch. Great kid's movies but adults can appreciate the storylines and underlying themes.

Great Stories:
O Brother, Where Art Thou. Secondhand Lions. Zathura. Entertaining action with engaging storylines.

Just For Fun:
The Princess Bride. My Cousin Vinny. For quote-every-line fun.

...and darn near every animated movie made in the past 10yrs.



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