I recently asked what books hubbers like to reread, and I thought it would be interesting to know the same thing about movies. It's a little easier to rewatch movies though, so let's stick with your top 3 favorites that you can rewatch any time and still love.
My Top 3:
Beauty and the Beast (best Disney movie ever!)
I love movies. My responses are:
His Girl Friday
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Quiet Man
Nice choices. His Girl Friday is so sharp and funny, I mean it's a real classic movie with the style and grace of Grant and Russell to anchor it, but its really quick and clever and full of rapid fire Aaron Sorkin style dialog. So ahead of its time, and still such fun.
I just watched beauty and the beast yesterday.
Gone With the Wind
Sound of Music
H'mm,my three films that I would gladly re-watch would be
1. The Incredibles, arguably the best Pixar has ever done, and it is equally popular with adults as with kids.
2. Heat - with Al Pacino and Rbert de Niro, a pure joy to watch. I especially love the gunfight against the police - which the Director based on actual events in the USA when a group of heavily armed criminals held the police at bay and were armed with protective vests and it was crazy stuff. For the star power alone, it's hard to beat.
3. The Jungle Book - I don't know why I rate this film so highly. The bear Baloo and the boy Mowgli, a very enduring friendship so convincingly brought to life on the screen through animation. The day I saw this film, I knew that with animation - anything is possible. I have a thing for characters that are convincing and realistic. I am sure there are thousands of other possible film threesomes too.
I can't think of three right now, but one of my top ones is Pirates of the Caribbean.
I think I'd have to divide my response into categories. For classic films, three of my Top 10 would be:
1. "The Searchers"--John Ford's best western and John Wayne's best role
2. "The Seven Samurai"--Akira Kurosawa's homage to Hollywood westerns
3. "Animal Crackers"--not The Marx Brothers' most consistently hilarious film
but the highs make up for the occasional dull patches
Welcome to HubPages Lizzyroe! Nice to meet you. I saw your other thread, but do not read many books. However, I do collect movies and that brings me to a little dilemma.
One of my favorite movies is the Matrix Trilogy, and that consists of 3 movies. So, that would wipe out all choices.
On another note- Iron Man and The American President would be my runner's up to the Matrix.
My brothers love the Matrix trilogy. I think it went downhill after the first one, but that sort of talk would get me in trouble at family gatherings.
Ah I agree, the first Matrix was definitely the better of the three. Good fight scenes in all three, but the storyline just got weird after the first.
The Dark Knight
I think the graphics were over done in the last two movies. However, The Matrix was the best. If the other two are near me, after I watch the first one and I have time, then you can better believe I'll watch the entire series in one sitting.
Thank you! This is such an awesome community I'm glad I decided to join. You guys are so welcoming! Iron Man is a great choice, definitely one of my favorites.
Yeah, all chick-flicks, I know.
hmmm...this is tough as my movie watching days span a few life times...
I would choose:
Wizard of Oz
I watched one of them last night
Sleepless in Seattle
Lord of the Rings trilogy
OP, I also love Beauty and the Beast.
I haven't watched the Matrix triology. It's sitting on my shelf -- unopened! Don't know why, but I've never opened them. Maybe it's about time I did...if Cags says its good, then it must be!
Wanna join me for a movie night on Friday evening? You can rip into the boxed set, and I'll pop some popcorn..... BUT on the condition that you don't tell me anything about the movies, especially like what happens next, or you'll love this part.
I'd love to, but I think the distance between us is a bit much to overcome by Friday night. But, please do watch the first one. Besides, more popcorn for you.
Oh my! You wouldn't traverse this distal span to spend Friday night with me?!? Oh, I'm soooo heart broken!!! Boo hoo hoo
I guess I'll just have to convince Rebekah to come on up north!
Sorry Beth, it's quite a distance and would be unable to make, due to other factors. Not to mention, if I went to Canada, I might not make home alive....because I would have to stop in other places to see other people as well, otherwise, I hurt their feelings too, because of being in the "neighborhood", so to speak and didn't drop in.
I think I'm losing my touch....I've never been turned down so quickly before! But, I still love ya Cags!
Well, I would hope so. I didn't do anything for you not to. And, as you already know, I love you, as well, as the rest of humanity.
Huh? You hope I'm losing my touch?!? Oh, how terribly sad!!! BOO HOO HOO!!!! *sniff* *sniff*
Good thing humanity loves me. (and you)
I with Cagsil on this one, you HAVEN'T watched the Matrix Trilogy?????
Wooooooooooooooow.............. (says it again with a Christopher Walken accent).......Just .............Wow.
Since Cags turned me down, and Rebekah didn't answer, maybe you'll join me Friday night and watch it with me?? I'm feeling lucky tonight -- surrounded by the men I love!!!
I wasn't here..
come to cananda? hmmm, that does sound nice.
this friday? I think I am going to see Inception friday at the imax. excited!
I can't believe cags turned you down, he's much closer!
I like a lot of the movies mentioned here..
I like Finding Nemo too, it's a watch again movie.
Pretty woman, titanic & i would like to see hijacked again
The Princess Bride
Pirates of the Caribbean (trilogy)
3.The Little Mermaid
Of course there are more but these are my top 3
idk, it's tough for me to say since there's a lot of great movies that i could name. plus, im feeling too lazy right now to even bother listing some of them. however, it amazes me how much people seem to think the wachowski brothers are creative geniuses for creating the matrix trilogy, even though they're other movies bombed pretty hard at the box office. yet people STILL consider them great directors? Oh well. it's like Michael Bay and Stephen Sommers; how those guys are still able to dupe people into accepting action and special effects over substance and quality, I"ll never figure out. however, it is fun to watch, and make fun of in reviews. i know as a kid, i used to be a lot more ruder about films that I thought sucked. good thing i've grown to be a lot more nicer of a person about films that i think suck over the years. otherwise, hubpages might ban me for cursing about how bad some movies are these days. lol.
Hey Steve, off topic for a quick second, you have 261 hub and 261 followers.
Okay, back to regularly scheduled thread topic.
Hey Steven! Tell us! Tell us!! What's your 3 choices? Pleeze tell us!!!!
oh hi beth, hows it going? i would tell you, beth, what my 3 choices are, but im too lazy right now to even bother, as i said before. lol. sorry. besides, there's not enough incentive to say it out in forums anyway. i'd rather write a hub about it, and make some cash off it anyway. lol j/k.
@ Steven -- you can whisper it in my ear.....
@ Cags -- My bad. I misunderstood. Now I'm grinning ear to ear. Feeling relieved I haven't lost my touch.....
sure. why not. besides, i never been known to refuse a request from a beautiful lady anyway. (whispers into Beth's ears)
any of the toy story movies.
i could name more, but that would take way too long to list all of them. however those are the first 3 that pop into my head.
I'm not a big movie watcher--
but "Shawshank Redemption" just comes together in such a satisfying way.
"Gone With The Wind"-- though the old style is a little cheesy, it is still epic, and it helps you to relate to the brilliant Carol Burnett parody.
And-- almost abashed to admit: "Sound of Music". Can't resist re-watching that every few years.
The Princess Bride
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
@ Tony -- don't forget the butter!!
@ Steven -- of course!
@ Cags -- too bad you can't make it!
I'm gonna make it hoppin' fun time and you boys won't know what happened to you!!
Good night, my loves! Love y'all! See you Friday at my place! (don't mind the dogs and pups...their barks and growls are not real....) xox
@ Rebekah -- Inception is AWESOME!! I saw it last night and this is one that I could watch over and over again. There's a lot of depth and I can't help wonder if this could really happen in the near future! Enjoy it Rebekah! And come on up on Friday...we'll keep partying until the next night!!!
The ones I like are not so famous.
#1- The Interview- Hugo Weaving and Aaron Jeffery - One of the most interesting movies that has almost no violence or action. Almost all dialogue. And I would highly recommend it. Came out of Australia in 2000
#2- Pitch Black - Vin Diesel - Sci Fi at its best
#3- The Lion King - Hey I got some little kid in me too ! And the kids and the kids kids love it too
I'll second Transformers and 300. Never seem to get old..
Enter the Dragon is the best action movie ever made. I used to be into martial arts movies, and Enter the Dragon is the only one I still watch at least once a year.
This was a hard one
1. The Goonies (All Time Classic)
2. Stand By Me (Another Classic
In the Soup
There are a lot of movies I can rewatch a million times. Those three I've watched three weeks straight before.
Always come back to these.
1. On the Waterfront
2. Arsenic and Old Lace
3. Fallen Angels
I have a zillion movies I watch over and over, but the first three that come to mind are;
The Great Escape (dang it, got the theme song running in my head now, lol)
The Matrix (duh)
The Usual Suspects, IMHO, one of the best movies ever made.
Cool Smurf Profile Pic - World Grandeur
Ferris Beullers Day off
Peter Sellers - The Party
Of Mice and Men
One flew over the cuckoos nest - Jack Nicholson
The Last Mohican
War of the Worlds
Along came a spider
Got carried away when i started thinking about it. Then there were categories and i couldnt decide. Should have done a hub about it.
ok, I'm adding three more of my favorites.
Mr. Hollands's Opus
Dead Poets Society
Okay, watched Reloaded...not as good as the first. Matrix makes it my list. Will let ya know about Revolution (like ya really care!)
I LOVE it when she takes out that whole line of cars.
The Fifth Element.
Any movie with Cary Grant in it.
(why don't people talk that way anymore? Or rather, why do they not, except they are in a show created or written by Aaron Sorkin?)
I so agree with you about any Cary Grant movie. He knew how to be, rather than act. Very natural. So funny in his younger days, then careful, serious and reserved in some of his later movies. A winner all-around, my fave hollywood star of all-time.
Star Wars (older ones are better)
Lord of the Rings
Pirates of the Caribean
So many good movies that I love to watch more than once.
Cheaper By The Dozen
I'm not a huge movie fan but I think you may agree with atleast one of them.
1: "Sixth Sense" (The twist at the end is probably the best ever)
2: "Tropic Thunder" (It's just a good laugh. Tom Cruise is now a legend in my books)
3: "Rumble In The Bronx" (My favorite Jackie Chan movie ever)
Comedy: The In-laws (the original)
Action /Adventure: Braveheart
Tear jerker: Lorenzo’s Oil
Kung Fu Panda (my favorite animation)
Arsenic and Old Lace (my favorite old comedy)
One Night With the King (my favorite romance)
I love old movies, but the Arsenic and Old lace one is by far one of my faves!!! Kung fu Panda has so many quotable lines, love it! And I fall in love with the King every time I watch One Night With the King.......
Powder - Still cry at that movie
A Beautiful Mind - Russell Crowe did an awesome job
Braveheart - How loud can you yell "FREEDOM"?
The Godfather - it always throws up something new
Indian Summer - becuase I am a sucker for Diane Lane and reunion movies
It's a Wonderful Life - because it's both amusing and uplifting.
The Matrix is amazing Beth. (whispers) I don't let Steve's review of the trilogy shy you away from them! They are excellent...
As for my 3 're-watch' favorites:
- Good Will Hunting
- The Star Wars Trilogy (the original, of course)
- The Green Mile - I always choke up in the John Coffey death scene!
Just re-watched, 'The History Boys' last night (film version of Alan Bennet's play) Absolutely loved the words and language - great film.
Two others - let me think ... Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam.
Let's see best three films to rewatch, I would have to say would be Interview With the Vampire, Le Samourai like my favorite french film, and A Fistful of Dollars.
(1) Shanghei Noon ( Princess pee-pee/NO!!!That's princes pei pei//lol!!!)Still funny to me.
(2) Castaway (Tom Hanks was awesome!)
(3) THe Santa Clause (and it's 2 sequels)
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