Favorite Films of all Time

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  1. Genna East profile image83
    Genna Eastposted 13 years ago

    What are your favorite films of all time,and why?  Someone asked me this question and I really had to think because I had several, but I finally came up with two answers.

    1. TomC35 profile image60
      TomC35posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Better Off Dead - funny comedy from the 1980s starring John Cusack.  I loved it growing up and it has stuck with me.

      Forrest Gump - just an amazing film with the right mix of comedy and drama.  The cinematography and acting were tough notch as well.

      Clerks - it started a great string of comedies by Kevin Smith.

      Evil Dead- Sam Raimi also showed early brilliance and launched into a bigger career.  Bruce Campbell is very underrated as well.

      1. Genna East profile image83
        Genna Eastposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I have to go with Forest Gump, Tom.  It was superb on so many levels.

    2. Genna East profile image83
      Genna Eastposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My top ten favorites (and this was hard, believe me): 

      1)  Brokeback Mountain.  This film broke my heart.  Although I'm not gay, I thought this movie brought out into the open what many gays face, and have had to deal with, for many years. 

      2)  E.T.

      3)  The Godfather

      4)  Schindler's List

      5)  Ordinary People

      6)  Shawshank Redemption

      7)  Dances with Wolves

      8)  Chicago

      9)  In the Heat of the Night

      10)  Forrest Gump

      1. Shinkicker profile image54
        Shinkickerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Great list, I love them all and good to 'In the Heat of the NIght' in there. A classic movie

    3. mtkomori profile image91
      mtkomoriposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to say "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks & Denzel Washington.Hank's portrayal of a lawyer dying of AIDS was superb and  Washington as the lawyer lashing out at the head of the law firm demanding, "ARE YOU GAY?" was unforgettable.

      Another favorite of mine is "Planes,Trains, and Automobiles" starring Steve Martin & John Candy. Their chemistry is not only excellent, but totally hilarious! Can't help but laugh every time I see this movie, esp. when Neil (played by Martin) says the f-word 17(?) times! Too bad I never saw this in the theaters. I've seen it only on DVD.

    4. Shinkicker profile image54
      Shinkickerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Genna

      Platoon is my favourite because it was so honest and powerful with great character interaction and drama. The actors were terrific and most launched their careers big-time on that movie like Charlie Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, John C. McGinley, Forrest Whittaker.

      I also like Braveheart, Some Like it Hot, Citizen Kane and anything French and most Woody Allen movies.

  2. webtwilight profile image40
    webtwilightposted 13 years ago

    Hi, one of my favorite movie is shawshank redemption and night of the living dead.  I like a variety of differnet movies.  I have other favorites but these are my favorite.

    1. Genna East profile image83
      Genna Eastposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Shawshank Redemption is another great one!

  3. Trsmd profile image57
    Trsmdposted 13 years ago

    there are lot of movies.. that will change depends on my mood..

  4. L.L. Woodard profile image68
    L.L. Woodardposted 13 years ago

    I love the original "King and I" with Yul Brenner.

    "12 Angry Men"

    "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"

    1. Shinkicker profile image54
      Shinkickerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      12 Angry Men was brilliant, one room full of great actors like Henry Fonda, Jack Warden, Robert Webber, Jack Klugman etc

  5. mcrawford76 profile image88
    mcrawford76posted 13 years ago

    That is such a tough question - I love so many movies for so many different reasons. I love most of the movies listed here, Shawshank is one of my all time favorites, I also considered A few classic horror movies, but for me the one that sticks out is Fight Club. There was something about that movie that really moved me.

  6. Jordan Riley profile image57
    Jordan Rileyposted 13 years ago

    Shawshank Redemption for me

  7. theseus profile image71
    theseusposted 13 years ago

    I have so many favorites. Below are just some of those:
    1. Tuesdays with Morrie;
    2. Tuck Everlasting;
    3. Phantom of the Opera;
    4. Forrest Gump;
    5. Secret Garden;
    6. The Little Princess;
    7. The Sound of Music;
    8. The Cutting Edge (all of them);
    9. The Killing Fields;
    10.The Kite Runner;
    11. Harry Potter (all of them);
    12. Lord of the Rings;
    13. Legends of the Fall;
    14. The Ten Commandments;
    15. The Proposal.

    1. Shinkicker profile image54
      Shinkickerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great to see Forrest Gump mentioned so many times. It was a truly original movie.

      I haven't seen The Killing Fields in years. I must get it on DVD, thanks for the reminder theseus

  8. profile image0
    Martyv25posted 13 years ago

    So many to think of, what to come up with.

    Rain Man, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.

  9. rkummer profile image61
    rkummerposted 13 years ago

    Top Ten List (in any order):

    - Oldboy 
    - The Matrix   
    - Martyrs
    - Fight Club
    - Casino
    - Pulp Fiction
    - Shutter Island
    - Requiem For A Dream
    - A Clockwork Orange
    - Tommy Boy

  10. WorldCup~2010 profile image61
    WorldCup~2010posted 13 years ago

    Mine favorite movies are in all different categories. (not in order)
    Top Seven List (I can't think of ten at the moment that deserve to be on this list) smile

    -Slumdog Millionaire
    -Green Street Hooligans
    -Lord of the Rings (all of them)
    -Saving Private Ryan
    -The Blind Side

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    Travis_S_Musicposted 13 years ago

    To cover a big portion of mine, I like all Tim Burton films (: Also the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Star Wars trilogy, 16 Blocks, The Crow, Clerks, Inception, Saving Private Ryan, Avatar, Tombstone, and many others I don't feel like remembering right now big_smile

  12. Rafini profile image81
    Rafiniposted 13 years ago

    My Fave Films:

    Gone With The Wind
    Wizard of Oz
    Sound of Music
    Harry Potter - Love the books, love the movies!!
    Saving Private Ryan
    Forrest Gump
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Blind Side
    Rain Man
    Passion of the Christ
    Private Benjamin
    The Breakfast Club
    The Little Princess - Thanks Theseus, I may have forgotten this one!
    Mama Mia - haven't seen the play sad

    okay, so a few more than 10. hmm big_smile

  13. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
    schoolgirlforrealposted 13 years ago

    Rocky Horror Picture Show- interesting

    The Island--so cool and unexpected

    V for Vendetta--really interesting


    Dead Poets Society--stimulating, romantic etc

    Breakfast Club--cool

    One flew over the cukoos nest--prob Jack's best!

    George Carlin (on HBO)-funnies MF ever!

  14. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    In addition to some of the great movies listed here, let's not forget Jungle Book, Green Door and Avatar.


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