Favorite Movies

Discussion in 'The CookingBites Cafe' started by flyinglentris, 4 Mar 2018.

  1. flyinglentris

    flyinglentris Active Member

    I found an old thread on this theme, but decided to start a new one asking the question - What are your favorite movies?

    Give genre, if you can and include your favorite foreign language movies too.

    Some of mine?

    The Naked Prey Drama
    Always Drama/Romance
    THX-1138 SciFi
    Blade Runner SciFi
    The Haunting (1963 Version) Horror
    The Deer Hunter War/Military
    Batteries Not Included Comedy
    Brazil Fantasy
    Paint Your Wagon Musical
    The Sea Hawks Adventure
    Kafka Mystery
    Flashdance Romance
    The Name of The Rose Suspense
    Moby Dick (Gregory Peck Version) Adventure
    Jean de Florette and Manon of The Spring Foreign Language
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Western
    The Perfect Storm Drama
    Backdraft Drama
    Ladder 49 Drama


    I find the newer movies somewhat lacking appeal as they tend to be wham bam and don't hold true to good drama. It's hard to pick a good recent movie favorite.

    Jurassic Park SciFi Kind of Recent
    Avatar SciFi
    Gran Torino Drama
    Letters from Iwo Jima War/Military
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I think its not so much fave movies as fave directors with me: European directors you may not have heard of:

    Alain Tanner, Godard, Truffaut, Agnes Varda etc. I also like Hitchcock and countless others. I'm not really 'mainstream' when it comes to movies. My real love is documentary film. There are many great American and European examples...
  3. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    One film I will mention: I gave my eldest son the middle name of Jonah because of it. This clip manages to combine sausages and politics, a stroke of genius I think.

    @Duck59 might enjoy this. Its a long clip - give it time...

    Long clip from 'Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000':

    View: https://youtu.be/N8fhqHyRj6M
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2018
  4. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    Not many:

    Life of Brian
    The Long Good Friday
    Leon, The Professional
    The Blues Brothers
    Cadillac Records
    Dances with Wolves
    African Queen
    The Killing Fields
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    The Great Escape

    I didn't think that there were many until I started to recall them.

    [Edit: added one from 1968 - "If" with Malcolm McDowell]
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2018
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  5. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    One I liked recently (2014) was "What We Did On Our Holiday".
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  6. Yorky

    Yorky Uncomfortably numb Recipe Challenge Judge

    I still listen on occasions to "Sanctus" from the "Missa Luba" album (Les Troubadours du Roi Baudouin).
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  7. flyinglentris

    flyinglentris Active Member

    I know what you mean. Looking at your list, I find a couple more favorites there.

    And then there are those movies with sequel after sequel after sequel ...

    The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings series of movies. Adventure/Fantasy
    Star Wars Episodes SciFi
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  8. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    I really like the "colorized" version of the original "War of The Worlds". SyFi
    Most any movie with the Duke. Westerns, War and Drama
    The original "Day the Earth Stood Still". SyFi
    "Lord of the Rings" and most epic fantasies. There is a series called "The Shannara Chronicles" based very, very loosely on the books by Terry Brooks. SyFi
    Most "Marvel" based movies. SyFi
    Last edited: 5 Mar 2018
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  9. flyinglentris

    flyinglentris Active Member

    As I mentioned in my original post, I like the older movies a lot.

    The original "War of The Worlds" and "The Day The Earth Stood Still" are also on my favorite's list. How about "Forbidden Planet?"
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  10. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    "Angry Red Planet"
    There were quite a few '50s SyFi movies I can't remember the names of.
    You can't forget those awful Japanese SyFis like Mothra, Godzilla vs ad nauseum!:eek:

    A buddy of mine won an Oscar for his participation in the documentary "The Cove". He also does film work on the Discovery Channels "Shark Week".
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  11. medtran49

    medtran49 Über Member

    SE Florida
    My favorite movie, and really the only one I really like with The Duke is McClintock. I love the mudslide scenes and the chase through town.

    I like Avatar and would really like to go see Pandora at Disney, can't wait for the sequel either. I like the original 3 Star Wars movies, iffy about the one where Han died, but I think that's mostly because of his death. DD won't even watch it because of that.

    I liked Ladyhawk even though it was a bit cliche. Hocus Pocus is so campy it's a blast to watch.
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  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Site Owner Staff Member

    A Pom in NSW, Aus
    The Last of the Mohicans
    The Last Samurai
    Bringing Up Baby (Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant)
    Star Wars (Most of)
    Star Trek (Most of)
    James Bond (older ones)

    That's all I can think of currently.
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  13. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Midlands, England

    Leicester UK
    Strictly Ballroom
    Best in Show
  14. sidevalve

    sidevalve Über Member

    Durham NE. England
    As always if the critics hate it - it's well worth a look
  15. CraigC

    CraigC Über Member

    SE Florida
    I also like:
    Demolition Man, Action
    Stargate, SiFi
    Shooter, Action
    Practical Magic, Comedy
    Most movies with Johnny Depp
    Most 50s and 60s WWII movies.

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