YOUR Top 10: Most Watchable Films

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  1. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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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
  2. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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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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  3. 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
  4. Alex Forrest

    Alex Forrest Banned Member

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    PR, damn, I think I just fell in love with you....
  5. 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
  6. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I

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    No.
  7. 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!
  8. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    heard of it and didnt roll my eyes at it like dirty dancing ;)
  9. 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.
  10. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa New Member

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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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  11. 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
  12. Nell411

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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
  13. 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
  14. Mozart

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  15. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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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
  16. purple skates

    purple skates Shadow dancing

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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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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Nan

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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. ;)
  20. 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
  21. lmarie086

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    Princess Bride
    Gone With The Wind
    Clueless (Paul Rudd :swoon: )
    Finding Nemo
    The Mummy (I can't help loving this movie for some reason haha)
    Dirty Dancing
    Beauty and the Beast
    Sound of Music
    Pan's Labrynith
    Across the Universe
  22. gingercrush

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    Home Alone
    Friday the 13th
    A Nightmare on Elm Street
    Stand by Me
    The Lost Boys
    Child's Play
    Empire of the Sun
    Flesh + Blood
    Gremlins
    Foxy Brown
  23. DarrellH

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    Working Girl
    Ferris Beuller's Day Off
    All About Eve
    Shawshank Redemption
    Monty Python And The Holy Grail
    Portrait Of Jennie
    Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
    Mildred Pierce
    A Star Is Born (Judy)
    Sunsert Blvd
  24. aftershocks

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    Oh, there’s way more than ten, but I’ll take a stab at naming the first ones that come to mind:

    Tiger Bay
    Strangers on a Train
    The Lady Vanishes
    Lifeboat
    Die Hard
    Love With The Proper Stranger
    Pride and Prejudice (2005)
    The Graduate
    Ordinary People
    The Clock

    Honorable Mentions:
    To Kill a Mockingbird; Witness; The Fugitive; The Bourne Films; Chinatown; Body and Soul; The Matrix; The Terminator; Miracle on 34th Street; It’s A Wonderful Life; A Christmas Carol; The Yearling; The English Patient; Thelma and Louise; Twelve Angry Men; Dog Day Afternoon; Inside Man; The Town; American Graffiti; 10 Things I Hate About You; Brokeback Mountain; A Room With A View; Last of the Mohicans; The Sixth Sense; Speed; Vertigo; LA Confidential; An Officer and a Gentleman; Saturday Night Fever; Fred Astaire Films; John Ford Films; The French Connection ... Have to also mention: Taxi Driver
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  25. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    zomg tiger bay, havent seen that in forever.
  26. aftershocks

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    Additional Honorable Mentions:
    Network; Little Big Man; Raging Bull; Paper Moon; The Breakfast Club; The Last Picture Show; Fearless; The Piano; Lady Sings the Blues; Sounder; The Manchurian Candidate (original)

    ETA: Apocalypse Now; The Conversation; Lost in Translation; Sense and Sensibility
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  27. Susan1

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    Whoever said something like "can't click through" - yeah. If I didn't notice they were on already, these are the ones I would (and have) start watching anywhere in the middle. Most have already been mentioned here -

    The Big Chill (I can recite the whole thing for you.........)
    Steel Magnolias (this one too)
    Field of Dreams
    West Side Story
    The Way We Were
    St. Elmo's Fire
    Sound of Music
    Good Morning Vietnam
    Field of Dreams
    Stand By Me
    (I'm sure there are others, but those are the 10 I thought of right away)
  28. orbitz

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    "A Room With A View" - I went to Florence on my first oversea trip because of this film. The scene where George steal a kiss from Lucy Honeychurch among the wheat field is one of the most romantics ever, and who can forget the naked romp at the swim hole :)