What is your favourite movie and why?

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  1. Louise Lately profile image60
    Louise Latelyposted 11 years ago

    Is it 'Forest Gump', 'Sliding Doors', 'The Shining' or something completely different?

    1. lorlie6 profile image72
      lorlie6posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Louise!  A 70's film, "Harold and Maude", has got to be my all-time favorite.  I suppose that is obvious since I've seen it over 20 times. wink  H&M has been called a black comedy about a young man who falls in love with an elderly woman.
      They meet numerous times at funerals since they attend them for random people they don't know.  There's definitely an obsession with death-but Louise-it is one of the funniest movies ever made!
      It's quite odd, but that's what I like. smile

      1. Louise Lately profile image60
        Louise Latelyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hi lorlie6! I will have to try and see that film:) I'm always looking for new things to discover - thanks for the tip!

  2. Zelkiiro profile image86
    Zelkiiroposted 11 years ago

    "The Shawshank Redemption."

    I'm a huge sucker for endings that either fake you out or change everything (this one did both!), the story is a blissful slow burn, and the characters are both deep and relatable. The soundtrack and direction are top-tier, as well.

    1. Louise Lately profile image60
      Louise Latelyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Zelkiiro - this is a great film and I can see that many people agree! many thanks for sharing:)

  3. profile image51
    insanebrainposted 11 years ago

    yes shawshank is truly the greatest story ever told in my opinion!
    as good as it gets , one flew over the cuckoos nest..stir crazy ..dirty rotten scoundrels are also personal favourite movies to pick me up when things get a bit too much smile

  4. A Karpinski profile image71
    A Karpinskiposted 11 years ago

    I, too, always drift back to Shawshank when asked this question (although there are many movies on my list of favorites). I will never forget it, and how much it fascinated me and continues to intrigue me. The characters are fantastically written and acted out, and the plot is rich with realism coupled with smartly selected scenes of drama and awe.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    So hard to answer, but I have to agree with Shawshank Redemption being one of the best.  I also love LOTR, Return of the King.  Casablanca. 

    Why?  Great acting, story line, characters, music.  Return of the King is the grand conclusion of amazing cinematic achievement, so full of vivid, inspiring emotion.

    1. Louise Lately profile image60
      Louise Latelyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi rebekahELLE! I have never seen Casablanca (although I have been to the city..) - I will have to try and see that one. I totally agree re LOTR!

  6. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 11 years ago

    I always come up with two for different reasons: The Shawshank Redemption and Seven.

    The Shawshank Redemption was a great watch for me when I was 17 or 18. Well acted, great story, the twist really blew me away, but the most important thing is that, as cliché as it might sound, at the moment I saw it, I really needed that message of hope cause I was going through a very tough period emotionally. So on a very personal, emotional level, it worked.

    Seven, on the other hand, blew me away with its completely opposite bleak mood. I think it was one of those films that got me interested on films on another level. It was bold, well acted, with yet another great twist. I loved it.

  7. faraujo120 profile image61
    faraujo120posted 11 years ago

    I have to say I can't pick just one. I have so many favorites.

  8. Rafini profile image82
    Rafiniposted 11 years ago

    I can't give a specific movie, but rather a movie genre - Musicals.  Why?  Because they combine great acting with music and singing,  Very creative!  I like how musicals bring a touch of Broadway into my living room via TV - seeing as how I may never be able to see a live Broadway show.....

  9. LisaMarie724 profile image68
    LisaMarie724posted 11 years ago

    Gone With The Wind, it's just a classic!


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