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  1. kkott

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    channels, what are the movies that you are compelled to stop on and watch no matter how many times you've seen it, or what you're doing? I don't know why some of mine are on the list, certainly not the greatest movies I've seen, but there's something about Mary... I mean, them!

    Mine: Hoosiers, Shawshank Redemption, Tommy Boy, Iron Man, Vacation, Caddyshack, Animal House.... and?

    True Grit (the new one),
     
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    Outlaw Josey Whales comes to mind. I really enjoy this film. There are so many lines and characters that are great. This is a great scene.
     
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    Rounders. Caught the end of it today again.
     
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    Godfather 1 & 2, Goodfellas, Saving Private Ryan, Blues Brothers, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for me. Gran Torino is working it's way into the rotation.
     
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    A Few Good Men
    The Hunt for Red October
     
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    So many that I stop and watch.

    Any Eastwood (other than Bridges), National Lampoon, John Wayne, or Scorsese movie. Hoosiers, Rudy, Brian's Song, Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Glory Road, the Natural, Breaking Away, Money Ball, Major League and Tin Cup for sports related movies. Tora Tora Tora, Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Bridge over the River Kwai, Patton, Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day (double dipping on John Wayne), Great Escape, Zero Dark Thirty, and Full Metal Jacket in the war movie category.

    I'm sure there are others that I'll stop and watch this weekend that I can't think of right now.
     
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    Shooter... every damn time.
     
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    A lot of them but two for sure are Platoon and Tombstone...
     
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    Moby Dick fan?
     
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    I hate wasting life watching things I have already seen.....but Gladiator, Seven and Saving Private Ryan sometimes get me again.
     
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    Kelly's Heroes, Battle of Britain, Mississipi Burning, Shawshank, Finding Forrester, Any Given Sunday, The Blind Side, Magnificent Seven (both), Zero Dark Thirty, Lawrence of Arabia, The Untouchables, Italian Job (original)
     
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    So many great ones shared:

    Eastwood movies
    Smokey and the Bandit
    Hoosiers (of course)
    Vertigo
    Goodfellas
    The man who shot Liberty Valence
    Tombstone
    The bridge on the River Kwai
    Casablanca
    The African Queen
    Blues Brothers
    Tin Cup
     
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    Jason Bourne movies
    Bond movies with Roger Moore
    Young Frankenstein
    Patton
    Booty Call
    Ali
     
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    Gladiator, Troy, 300, Rounders, Grown Ups, Green Mile, Shawshank
     
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    "Outlaw Josey Whales comes to mind. I really enjoy this film. There are so many lines and characters that are great. This is a great scene."

    One would think that if you regard a movie as your favorite that you'd know how to spell it...
     
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    Maybe he was referring to a porn version?
     
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    Where Eagles Dare
    Pulp Fiction
    The Natural
    Field of Dreams
    Hoosiers
    Contact
    The Martian

    and...

    Jurassic Park
    Braveheart

    I know those last two are just objectively terrible movies, but I love watching them.
     
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    I couldn't stand watching more than 15mins of braveheart. I must have tried 2-3 times now. Mel's Scottish accent was just too painful and distracting.
     
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    Everything about that movie is painful. I think my old friend who is now a respected film critic and curator put it best when he called it "Two hours of Mel Gibson masturbating on camera." But for some reason, I just find it enjoyable. I think it's the battle scenes. I'm a sucker for a good battle scene fueled by fabricated emotion.

    I even enjoyed the battle scenes from The Patriot, and that film is 1000x worse than Braveheart.
     
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    Food for thought.;)

    My fight porn is John Wick.
     
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    You trying to say I am a zorro snap in z formation kind of guy? Never seen the movie and have never read the book.
     
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    Godfather 1&2
    Goodfellas
    The Deer Hunter
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Few Good Men
    Major League
    Fletch
    Caddyshack
    Hangover
    The 3 original spaghetti westerns.
    Tombstone
    The Usual Suspects
     
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    Tombstone is a good addition. I don't think I could flip past that.
     
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    All of the above and a few maybe not so popular.

    Waterworld: It's all about the boat.
    Serenity: Zombies, space ships, shoot outs, what's not to like?
    Kung Fu Hustle: Tarantino and Loony Toons meet the Drunken Buddha

    And on a hot summer day, Jeremiah Johnson. " skin him pilgrim"
     
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    Interesting you included Stephan Chow's Kung Fu Hustle. If you are into the Hong Kong movies, try Wong Kar-Wai's movies. Beautifully shot, somewhat europeanish with a small plot line but deeper character development. My fav was Days of being wild.
    Or more epic is China's Zhang Yimou, Chinese's David Lean but if you understand the context of when each film was made, there are a lot of underlying political statements, metaphors in his movies.
     
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    Roadhouse and Shawshank.
     
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    So..high waisted denim pants is the common thread.
     
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    Some others for consideration

    Jaws
    Boogie Nights*
    Thank you for Smoking
    Wall Street
    Office Space
    Coming to America
    Dazed and Confused
    25th Hour*
    12 Angry Men
    Searching for Bobby Fisher
    Miracle (most likely due to my 7 year old playing hockey the last few years and watching it)

    *in fact any Phillip Seymour Hoffman movie (even including Along Came Polly)
     
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    No love for....?

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's a great one! Also, not sure anyone's mentioned Beverly Hills Cop or 48 Hours, but those can lure me in. And Wolf of Wall Street if the "No panties" scene hasn't happened yet.

     
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    The Princess Bride ;)

    among others...
     

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