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More greats (IMHO)

Insomnia (great Pacino film)
The Blue Max
Paths of Glory
The Green Mile
Inglorious Bastards
Donnie Brasco
Dirty Harry
Remains of the Day
Sling Blade
American Beauty
The Onion Field
In Cold Blood
The Boys From Brazil

2/25/2013 2:33 PM (edited)
A Few Good Men
The Hustler (the original)
The French Connection
12 Angry Men (the original)
Body Heat
Walking Tall (the original)
The Chase (the original)
Village of the Damned (circa 1960)
Tribes (circa 1960)(Jan-Michael Vincent)
Bad Boys (the original) (Sean Penn)

and for fun
2/27/2013 2:57 PM (edited)
GOODFELLAS ( because I saw the interview with the real Henry Hill on "Notorious")
LORD OF THE RINGS ( The Two Towers & Return of the King; the movies are good but the books are better including The Silmarillion)
TERMINATOR 1,2 & 3 ( The part about Skyenet making the machines aware and the predator drones we employ today are a little eerie for me)
A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY (rather predictable con artist movie but Joanne Woodward plays it well)
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER ( I'm a sucker for Tom Clancy books)
2/25/2013 5:20 PM (edited)
In no particular order because they are all epic in my mind:

The Shawshank Redemption
The Natural (still gives me goose bumps no matter how many times I watch it)
Major League (I used to be able to quote the entire movie)
The Princess Bride (ditto)
The Three Amigos (ditto)
True Grit (with The Duke)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Usual Suspects
The Sandlot
Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (the other 3 don't exist)
The Matrix (the 2 sequals don't exist)
Monsters Inc.(and all the other non Up Pixar films)
Robin Hood (Disney version)
Robin Hood Men in Tights
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Quigly Down Under
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Kevin Costner section: Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Tin Cup
James Bond movies with Connery
The Sting (although you must watch it straight through the first time)
Butch Casidy and the Sundance Kid
The Great Escape
Seven Samurai
Short Circuit
Office Space
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
North by Northwest
V for Vendetta
Cinema Paradiso
Beverly Hills Cop
The Goonies
Lonesome Dove
Big Fish
The Abyss
Back to the Future Series
The Muppet Movie (original, though the new one was good)
3/4/2013 9:33 PM (edited)
Nice list frazzman80... I should have put The Sting, Sandlot and  Quigley Down Under on my list too.
2/25/2013 6:19 PM
Ditto frazzman...I also forgot about Seven Samurai.  A made for TV movie that I have watched many times...Andersonville.  The movie about the unbearable prison camp during the Civil War is a tad long at over 2 1/2 hours, but mostly accurate.  I rarely see it televised but I have the dvd.  Netflix!
2/26/2013 3:09 AM
Finally...someone added

The Usual Suspects

Gettysburg...I'll stay up to watch the attack on Little Round Top
The Dark Knight
Hero (awesome Chinese movie)
Cross of Iron (gritty movie w/ James Coburn as a German sgt. on the Eastern Front)
High Noon
12 Angry Men
8 Men Out
The Prestige
Dr. Strangelove
Paths of Glory
The Departed

hmmm....not a lot of "chick flicks" here are there?

2/26/2013 4:43 AM
A sports website where baseball is the most popular game...and noone has mentioned

2/26/2013 8:55 AM
thejuice6 - how did we miss that one ?  !! 

Thanks. Now I wish it were on tonight. 
2/26/2013 9:38 AM
Field of Dreams is very near the top of my list. Also, as far as sports movies go...
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Pride of the Yankees
Remember the Titans

Man movies...
The 1st three Bourne movies.      The new one is not good enough for this list
Hunt for Red October.                   May be my all time favorite. No romance, and almost no women in the movie. Purely a guy flick.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  Best Western ever and best Clint Eastwood movie ever
True Grit                                        I'll take either one, though the original is John Wayne's best ever
Casablanca                                   On the short list of best movies ever (Godfather probably beats it out)
Braveheart                                     Freeedommm!!!

Razor's edge                              Bill Murray's best role. A serious part, no joke. Literally.
Groundhog Day                          Murray's best lead role, Comedy (No, he's not in a lead role in Caddyshack)
The Kid                                        I like Bruce Willis better in this than in his Die Hard movies
The Sixth Sense                         I see dead people. Willis' best movie?
Raiders of the Lost Ark               My favorite Harrison Ford movie
Pelican Brief                               I love these kinds of movies
Amazing Grace                          I love true stories, and this is as good as they come
Gentleman's Agreement            One of Gregory Peck's best
Luther                                        Just because I like non fiction

How 'bout a few chick flicks (I watch these with my wife and two daughters, except for the last one, which is a personal favorite)...
Sabrina                                        Not Ford's best role, but he did way better than Bogart in this role.
Pride and Prejudice                    Best Jane Austen movie
Sense and Sensibility                    2nd best. No man should ever have to watch any other Austen movie
An Affair to Remember
Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail
Nottinghill                                   This movie plays out what everyman dreams about Julia Roberts

Life of Brian                              Better than Holy Grail
Airplane!                                   Cannot mention Caddyshack and Monty Python without including this classic
Bruce Almighty                         Only Jim Carrey movie I am not embarrassed to admit I have seen
Princess Bride                         Nuff said

Fiddler on the Roof
Singing in the Rain
My Fair Lady
Sound of Music
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Toy Story trilogy
Emperor's New Groove
Bug's Life
Finding Nemo
Ice Age               The sequels suck, but the first one was good

2/26/2013 3:49 PM
Oh yeah. City Slickers. One of my all time favorite lines: "I crap bigger than you"
2/26/2013 3:53 PM
And the movies that made John Wayne's career - Stagecoach.
2/26/2013 3:55 PM
I HATE Field of Dreams.  Can't stand it.
2/26/2013 3:56 PM
firesalt, great list. You are right about both Bill Murray films. And both Jane Austen books made into films. I might give Casablanca the edge over the Godfather just on the importance of the subject matter, but it's close. I agree about Life of Brian and so does my wife who included it on her list. 

I have tried to like Hunt for Red October - great cast, but in the end nothing really happens. 


I like "Josey Wales", "Liberty Valance", "Stagecoach" and "The Searchers" more than "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" good as it is. Partly, the spaghetti westerns always disappoint me because I have seen the Japanese originals that Leone based his on. 

If you like Gregory Peck and have not seen him cook as Ahab in Moby Dick check it out: "The White Whale tasks me Mr. Starbuck, he HEAPS me. But he too is but a mask. What I chiefly hate is the thing behind the mask..." credit not only to Melville but to Ray Bradbury who wrote the screenplay. 

I am watching "Saving Private Ryan" as i write this. 
2/26/2013 5:41 PM (edited)

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