Was that from the 60's or 70's? I got really sick to my stomach, was it based in England or Australia...? I wonder if I'm decensitized now from all the CSI's series horror? That was my first exposure to teenaged gang behavior and it really opened my eyes that all teenagers were not about what I was about....
Anything starring Kevin Costner, and I'm not even gay. It's just that every time I see him portray a leading character--from Dancing With Wolves to The Postman to Water World to The Bodyguard, etc. etc., I think,
"Yeah, if I were in that situation, I'd like to think I could handle the challenge as well as his (admittedly fictional) charcacter does."
Where does one start? Braveheart; Casablanca; Sunset Boulevard; Sleepless in Seattle (chick flick); The Brothers Blume out earlier this year was very well written and executed. Citizen Kane. Great lists here. Wonderful reading them!!
Gamerjohn: Braveheart: Great story of a true warrior, but I'll tell you why I watched it four times (besides the aforementioned): Mel Gibson all dirty and half naked. But that was before he opened his mouth a little too much in the press... American Grafitti: Another classic. Lots of stars in that one. Ford, Richard Dreyfus, Mackenzie Phillips. The more we write of our favorite films, the memories come flooding back for us. This is a great forum. Kudos to the initiator! Have a great weekend, all, and Keep going to the movies!
I love movies that have twists that make you rethink the entire thing. Fight Club, Vanilla Sky, The Prestige, The Illusionist are all examples of these. Memento does it many times. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite.
This really is a superior list, especially because every one of your selections demands repeated viewing. It can be kind of boring when the details of a film are so transparent the first time around. I am a big fan of Memento, especially.
A very tough choice for me since every movie has a different way of entertaining me. I could throw movies like Nurse Betty, Being John Malkovich, and Very Bad Things up on this list, or Million Dollar Baby and the Godfather Triology.
Among my least favorite films are SHINING THROUGH and I AM SAM.My least favorite movie experiences usually involve somebody talking. What's that Darren Aronofsky film with the tree? I forget, but I do remember two old...