YOUR Top 10: Most Watchable Films

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cachoo, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    A Shot in the Dark
    Before Sunset
    Casablanca
    Casino Royale (David Niven version)
    Diva
    Down with Love
    His Girl Friday
    One Two Three
    Vertigo
    What's Up, Doc?

    Didn't make the list but might if I had to do it again:

    Annie Hall
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Godfather
    The Godfather, Part II
    Manhattan
    Shakespeare in Love
    Summer (Le Rayon Vert)
    Three Colors: Red
    The Wild Reeds
    Whisky Galore! (aka Tight Little Island)

    ... and several others.

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  2. reckless

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    A lot of people have used what I consider my test -- whether I stop to watch it on TV even if I have seen it dozens of time. For that reason, my list definitely tends toward comedy and action/fantasy genre.

    Blazing Saddles [We used this on video when I was a kid and we watched them so much, my friends and I could recite the entire movies from memory]
    Animal House [ditto]
    Galaxy Quest
    Ghostbusters
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Princess Bride
    A Christmas Story
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Sense and Sensibility (I don't know why, because it is unlike the others, but I have to stop and watch it when it's on)
    Rudy (despite knowing the whole story is mostly hype and I absolutely hate Notre Dame)

    Honorable Mentions: Singing in the Rain, Lord of the Rings, Soapdish, The Natural, Slap Shot, Young Frankenstein, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Beauty and the Beast (Disney's version), The Lion King
     
  3. TheGirlCanSkate

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    A Christmas Story
    Elf
    The Lion King
    Mulan
    Beauty and the Beast
    Stardust
    The first half of Gone With the Wind
    Wizard of Oz
    Labyrinth
    Meet Me in St Louis

    To Sir with Love
     
  4. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Smiles of a Summer Night
    The Lady Vanishes
    Clueless
    Paper Wedding
    The Hunt for Red October
    Carlos Saura's "Carmen"
    Perfectly Normal
    Twelve Angry Men
    The Big Chill
    Nashville
     
  5. manhn

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    Clueless
    Mean Girls
    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Breakfast Club
    Moonstruck
    Little Women
    Before Sunrise / Before Sunset
    Much Ado About Nothing
    October Sky
     
  6. Spazactaz

    Spazactaz New Member

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    Sooooooooooooo many I haven't seen ITT :|

    Titanic
    Stand by Me
    Now and Then
    Gold Diggers
    Rent
    The Hole
    American Beauty
    Monster
    Mean Girls
    All I Want For Christmas
     
  7. KHenry14

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    Well, most of these are just our favorites, not great films...

    That Thing You Do!--Tom Hanks wrote and Directed this gem about a young pop band
    The Committments-- same plot as the above, but set in Ireland. Most gratuitous use of the F word I've ever seen!
    The Rocker--Rainn Wilson and Emma Stone's little gem. Another film about a band finding success
    Galaxy Quest--Great cast and a great premise. We pretty much have the film's dialogue memorised
    Band of Brothers mini-series--Best War series ever produced, bar none
    Blades of Glory--I know people have mixed feelings about this film. It was worth it just for the scene of the Iron Lotus in N. Korea
    Pride and Prejudice (2005)--Joe Wright's beautiful take on the classic story. Beautifully directed and filmed
    Noises Off--just a truly funny film. We go see the play anytime it's in production
    Miss Pettigrew Lives for the Day--Frances McDormand and Amy Adams were fantastic in this small film.
    American Dreamer--A cute, fun film that is surprisingly not well known.
     
  8. paskatefan

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    So hard to limit this to 10! :lol:

    The Sound of Music
    The King's Speech
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Fantasia (especially the original)
    Apollo 13
    Mr. Holland's Opus
    The American President
    The 3 Caballeros
    The King & I
    Oklahoma
     
  9. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    Like Cyn, I had problems paring my list down as well. But... here are my 10 in no particular order:

    - Under the Tuscan Sun
    - All About Eve
    - To Sir, With Love
    - To Sir, With Love II - my father thinks this is better than the first movie
    - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
    - The Women - ONLY the original from 1939 :)
    - Mrs. Parker & the Vicious Circle
    - Island in the Sun
    - It Happened One Night
    - A Summer Place

    And there are a lot more where they came from ! ;)
     
  10. icecat

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    Um yeah...2 tiers ( probably because i couldn't prioritize)
    The Haunting ( original)
    A Hard Days night
    Room For One More
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Evil Dead 2
    Cheyenne Social Club
    13 Ghosts
    The Court Jester
    Noises Off
    The Glenn Miller Story
    Tier 2
    Captain January
    Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation
    Fort Apache
    The Trouble with Angels
    All about Eve
    Mary Poppins
    To Sir With Love
    STAR
    Gaslight
    Rebecca
     
  11. Rob

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    No particular order

    King of Hearts
    Cinema Paradiso
    Terminator (1 or 2)
    Wizard of Oz
    Apocalypse Now
    Being There
    Gone with the Wind
    Turning Point (for the ballet)
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Caddyshack

    Also: Young Frankenstein, Murder on the Orient Express
     
  12. PRlady

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    My inner teenager betrays me:

    Dirty Dancing
    Clueless
    Gone with the Wind
    My Fair Lady
    West Side Story
    Two for the Road (I know, you've never heard of it. Audrey Hepburn & Albert Finney at their best)
    Yentl
    Babes in Toyland :eek:
    Working Girl
    Love, Actually
    Pride and Prejudice, BBC mini-series, not really a movie

    :slinkaway

    ETA: Damn, left out The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire and Network
     
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  13. Alex Forrest

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    Well I guess that would be the ten DVDs in my home.

    Billy Elliot
    Airplane!
    Making Love
    Brokeback
    Ordinary People
    Emma
    Harlem Nights
    Sophie's Choice
    Splendor in the Grass
    Titanic
     
  14. Alex Forrest

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    PR, damn, I think I just fell in love with you....
     
  15. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Movies that I have honestly watched again and again:

    Pretty in Pink
    The Princess Bride
    Strictly Ballroom
    Clueless (is anyone as adorable as Paul Rudd is in this film?)
    Cabaret
    Radio Days
    Chariots of Fire
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Full Monty
    Baghdad Cafe
     
  16. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    No.
     
  17. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Have too. :) You can't name an Audrey Hepburn film I haven't heard of -- even those British films she used to have bit parts in, before she hit it big over here.

    I'd like to participate in this exercise, but I'm having a really hard time making a distinction between my 10 favorite films and my 10 most watchable films!
     
  18. my little pony

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    heard of it and didnt roll my eyes at it like dirty dancing ;)
     
  19. LilJen

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    Oh, man, I can't believe no one has mentioned Napoleon Dynamite!!! And only one mention of Lawrence of Arabia? Add to that Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Room with a View (a friend and I went and saw it 9 times--so many quotable lines!) and The Princess Bride and that'll about do it for me. Not much of a movie watcher.
     
  20. leesaleesa

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    Sixteen Candles
    Suspiria
    Dawn of the Dead (original)
    Point Break
    Muriel's Wedding
    Cherry 2000
    Bandslam
    Anchorman
    The Full Monty
    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert


    Honorable mention. "Do you ever take that bike over any sweet jumps?"
     
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  21. my little pony

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    nice to see the suspiria shoutout, now there's a ballerina movie that didnt make laugh out loud in the wrong places, totally looking at black swan right now
     
  22. Nell411

    Nell411 Live peace, speak kindness, dwell in possibility

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    My most watchable movies tend to be extremely random. In no real order:

    Easy A
    Moonrise Kingdom
    The Muppets
    McLintock
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Bandits
    Charlie Bartlett
    The Philadelphia Story
    Big Business
    Kiss Me Kate
     
  23. BrokenAnkle

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    Adding to khenry's list

    Fanboys
    Airplane
    Singin in the Rain
    Dodgeball
    Ken Burns The Civil War
    Ken Burns Baseball
    The Natural
    Twelve Angry Men
    Beauty and the Beast
    The Court Jester
    The Great Race
     
  24. Mozart

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    Amadeus
     
  25. made_in_canada

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    Here's my list...

    Love, Actually (I watch this movie every couple of months, lol)
    Dance with Me (I know it's cheesy, but it's my go to any occasion movie :) )
    Little Miss Sunshine
    The Cutting Edge
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Ocean's Eleven
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Beauty and the Beast
    West Side Story
    My Fair Lady
     
  26. purple skates

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    Princess Bride
    Robinhood, Men in Tights
    West Side Story (I'd put this as my all time fav)
    A Few Good Men
    Officer and A Gentleman
    Miracle
    Amadeus
    My Fair Lady
    Purple Rain :shuffle:
    Rocky Horror :shuffle: :shuffle: - but only if I'm allowed to shout at the tv. I'd like a Tim Curry bonus here with Clue. Thanks.

    Can I add an eleventh with When Harry Met Sally? Please? And Sleepless and Seattle? Oh, heck. Add Top Gun and we have a Meg Ryan trilogoy. That should count as one.

    Re Gone With the Wind. I want to love it. I love the book. I've read it a zillion times. I've tried and tried and tried to watch the movie. I can't. It bores me. :wuzrobbed
     
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  27. sequins

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    I think everyones pretty much covered my list but just for the record....
    My #1 without a doubt is 'The Shawshank Redemption' I've seen this movie too many times to count but I'm always taken in by it
    Rear Window
    Notorious
    The Sound of Music
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Christmas Vacation
    Gladiator
    Remember The Titans
    The Wizard of Oz
    Annie
     
  28. flyingsit

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    The movies I cannot click past are:
    Clueless
    Mean Girls
    Return of the King
    Monsters Inc
    Casablanca
    That Thing You Do
    Grease
     
  29. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    Today (in no order), it's this:

    Four Weddings and a Funeral
    Sense and Sensibility
    Love Actually
    Gladiator
    Clue
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Room with a View
    It's Wonderful Life
    Galaxy Quest
    Despicable Me

    Two days from now, it would probably be a bit different as I think of other movies I love. ;)
     
  30. snoopysnake

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    The Wizard of Oz
    Singin' in the Rain
    On the Town
    That's Entertainment!
    The Miracle Worker
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    On Golden Pond
    North By Northwest
    West Side Story
    Coal Miner's Daughter