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MY FAVORITE MOVIES - Some Of Them

Updated on September 13, 2011

Hard To Pick A Few..

For those of you who have read my book picks and reviews here before, I'm going to indulge you with some of my favorite movies. I feel that these sort of sum up who I am as a person. Wanted to share some of these just incase you are looking for something to rent and it is not a new movie. Beware! Some are a bit intense! I seem to go from comedy to very dramatic and dark situations. Not much inbetween! ha

I have always been a big comedy, sci-fi and romance fan. The comedy started out with my love for older Woody Allen films and Monty Python. Not all of them, but some of them stuck when I was in my teens and throughout my adulthood.

Let's Start With Woody Allen..

My two favorite films by Woody Allen are "Annie Hall" and "The Purple Rose Of Cairo." There are scenes in those two films that are priceless! I can relate to Annie Hall in some of the scenes. My favorite scene is when she and Woody Allen are in the kitchen. Also in the movie theater. The list goes on! I remember watching the "Purple Rose Of Cairo" and laughing so much! Especially when they broke the fourth wall. Hilarious!


Diane Keaton, Comedy and Love...

Everyone who really knows me is well aware I am a Diane Keaton fan. Not only does she remind me of myself, but her style, her many different talents and her "quirkiness" is what draws me to her. She is an inspiration for women who have many talents like myself. I can not think of a lot of women like her in the entertainment industry. She was already in the movie mentioned above (Annie Hall). I will cover my two favorite comedies here that are more recent. "Somethings Gotta Give" is by far one of my favorite movies of all time. It is a very funny love story and I love the casting in the film. The other movie that is more recent is "It's Complicated" starring Meryl Streep which seems to fit my current "life theme" these days. ha Both by the same Director Nancy Meyers. She is a genius with this sort of comedy!!

The Strange And Different...

Well, after seeing so many movies in my life it is funny to me which films actually stuck bigtime in my brain. I would have to say that quite a few films have left "Visual residual" in my mind for a long time. Who could ever get over "Blade Runner?" And ofcourse the visuals of the quirky film "Brazil" directed by Terry Gilliam from the original Monty Python crew. I still feel he is still very "underrated" for his amazing talent! I also liked his film "The Baron Of Muchausen." Any of these films are worth checking out.

Now A Bit Intense...

It is funny what leaves an impression when you are younger. When I was first starting out in the "romance department" as a young teenager in love, I learned a bit of what relationships do to people. When I was having my first experiences, I happened to see the movie "Maria's Lovers." I was crazy about the actor John Savage at the time and this movie was painful! Love and tragedy! Nastassja Kinski was also in it.

Another film that I have watched over and over again throughout the years is Diane Keaton's film that she directed called "Heaven." I have a copy and I watch it from time to time. It questions love, god and life itself. It always inspires me and makes me think! 

One of the most recent films I rented and reviewed here is directed by David Bowie's son and it is called Moon. I reviewed it here because I really loved it. It is a bit dark but very intense and very interesting. I guess that is me sometimes! ha

There Are So Many More..

Well there are so many more I can mention if I really wanted to sit down and think of them all! The point is that these films "stuck" with me and I did not have to think at all! They are not all commercial choices and even though I can mention many more modern films, these are the one's that effected me most. I'm sure I will publish this and say "Oh No, I forgot about......." ha

I hope you enjoy these if you get a chance to watch any of them.

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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      6 years ago from California

      Hey there. No I didn't but will put that one on my list. I heard it is a good movie. Thanx for stopping in! Best, GPAGE

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      LaZeric Freeman 

      6 years ago from Hammond

      I love Diane Keaton. Did you see her in "The Family Stone"?

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      7 years ago from California

      Hey Ryan..thanks for stopping in!!! Yes, I agree...you mention some good scenes here...

      I forgot about Broadway Danny Rose!!! Classic! Anyway, lovely to see you here...G

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      Ryan Cole 

      7 years ago from Canyon Country, California

      I love Diane Keaton's song in "Radio Days", which is one of my favorite of Woody's lighter films because it is so full of love for his family, with all their faults. "Annie Hall" is my favorite, though. I also like the helium sequence in "Broadway Danny Rose."

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      drbj...thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment! I agree!!! Best, GPAGE

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Director Nancy Meyers is one of my favorites, too, with her funny yet realistic movies. Thanks for sharing your favorite films, GPAGE.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      E! Yes another great film.....actually I may rent it soon. Have not seen in a long time. G

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      8 years ago

      ..obviously a classic pairing of Woody Allen movies - Annie Hall and Manhattan - Woody at his peak!

      My favorite movie with Diane Keaton however - is the still timely and provocative - Looking for Mr. Goodbar!

      (with a young Richard Gere) ... this film still holds up today!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      bat115...I never saw it. Thanks for mentioning. I will rent it! I remember hearing of it, but never got to see it. Hope you are well! G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Micheal...Thanx for your comment! Thank you for mentioning this film also. I will try to find the film. I'm curious now! Always nice to see you here! G

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      Tim 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      GPAGE, did you ever see the movie Unstrung Heroes that was directed by Diane Keaton? It's one of my personal favorite movies. Forgive me if maybe you covered that in one of your previous hubs!

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      Michael Ray King 

      8 years ago from Palm Coast, Florida

      I like this hub a lot. I rented Moon a few months ago. Great flick! One movie that stuck with me over 30 years was "The Lathe of Heaven". This movie was produced by PBS in 1979. It was remade in 2002. The remake was good, but the original is better. The original is VERY difficult to get hold of, but is well worth the effort. Thanks for a great hub (as usual)!!!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Lady. Thanks for all of these movies you mentioned! I will check some out that I have not seen. Best, GPAGE

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      Ladybythelake55 

      8 years ago from I was Born in Bethesda, Maryland and I live in Chicago,IL

      Some of my favorite movies are: Elizabeth R, Elizabeth the Glory Years, Young Bess, The Private Life of Henry The VIII, Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Dr. Zhivago, Diary of Anne Frank, Jaws I, II, and The Revenge, and so many others, including Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth.

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Mary...thanx for stopping by! Nice to see you here. GPAGE

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      MaryRenee 

      8 years ago

      GPAGE: What wonderful movies! Diane Keaton is a favorite of mine as well! Awesome hub! :)

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Art...I know you like it! ha G x

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      TattoGuy 

      8 years ago

      I likes Woody Allen you lil flirt G lol, xox

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      D! YOU ARE SO ADORABLE! You also know how old fashioned I am.

      If anything, we can install a tutorial chip in your brain for a day or two! ha ha

      You have NOT lost me! I always love seeing you here! ha ha Best, G

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      cheaptrick 

      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Sorry G but I'm not sure what a link is yet[red faced blushing cause I'm embarrassed]and sending you one is way above my skill level.Haven't you wondered why there aren't any pics and other neat things in my hubs?It's cause I'm a computer"Peasant"and I just don't have time or enough brain power to learn it!I bet now I'm gonna lose you to a younger,handsomer,computer savvy hubber...I always lose the virtual women I have a crush on that way...boo...hooo:)

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Dean! Can you please send me a link to one of these "creations?" Sounds cool! G

    • cheaptrick profile image

      cheaptrick 

      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi'a G.This friend can take elements from a movie and insert them into another.The last one she showed me had a midget dancing with a dinosaur!It looked so real I couldn't believe it!

      What the hell do they call that??To cool!!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      Dean! I think you are talking about mixing different scenes of films into a new version. In the entertainment biz they call this a rip-o-matic! BUT, you may be talking about something else! Either way, sounds cool!!!!!!! I will check it out! ha "homemade movies!"

      ha ha ha G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      FCEtier.... Sounds good to me! Nice to see you! Nice to see you. GPAGE

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      cheaptrick 

      8 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      Hi'a G.I watch home made movies all the time.NO!not THOSE kind-a movies!I mean edited and blended movies,blending is new...you can mix scenes from different films and the result is amazing!Imagine Sherlock Holmes doing a scene with Rudolf Valentino and it's seamless.My friend is learning it know.You should check into it!

      Dean

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      Chip 

      8 years ago from Cold Mountain

      I really like "What's Up Tiger Lily?"

      And "Bananas", too!

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      drbj...It is so nice to meet others with like minds! I'm so happy you enjoy the same things! Makes it even better here, don't you think? Thanks for stopping in! G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      M...You know the best films lovey! Just my type of film! So much love...

      VERY passionate, very lovely indeed. G xxx

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      GP - We have something in common. I adore Diane Keaton, Monty Python and Nancy Meyers. And Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin were hysterical in the film, "It's Complicated." Thanks for reminding me.

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      lemmyisgod 

      8 years ago

      Well g might I recommend Lady Chatterley's lover? Or Wuthering Heights? Brooding passionate and sexy! M xxx

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      habee...cool! I hope you enjoy the one's you have not seen. G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      pamela..always nice to see you! Thank you for stopping in. G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      prasetio! My friend with the huge heart! I'm so happy you liked this hub. Glad you like Diane Keaton too! She is very talented. Her Heaven film is a bit "intense" but really makes you think! I want to make a movie like that one day! Always nice to see you! G

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      You've mentioned some of my faves and some I've never seen. I'll have to check out those films!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Nice review of movies. I have always loved Diane Keaton as she is an excellent actress.

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like watch movie and classic movie was still good to remember. You give us more option. Diane Keaton is my favorite. I'll found more about her movie. I am curious with Heaven movie. Thank you very much, GPAGE. As usual, I vote it Up. I learn much from you. Cheers.....

      Prasetio

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      LilianEden 

      8 years ago

      G! This is what I need! I usually forget all the movies recommended for me! Thank You!!!!! XO

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      Tracy Morrow 

      8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Woody Allen and Diane Keaton are classics and I adore their movies. I don't believe I've ever watched "Heaven" though. I definitely want to check into that one.

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