What are your 20 most fav movies????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by oesdog, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. oesdog

    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2010
    I thought I would start this for fun since another thread was going about books and see what happens????

    Just basically think about your top fav Movies and put them in order of preference starting with number 20 and write a bit about why you chose it. Then we can see what others come up with? When we get a good number of posts we can count up the most popular ones?

    Mine are:

    20) Titanic ( Of Course real girlie weepy can be watched over and over!)

    19) Captain Corellis Mandolin ( Because it explores different kinds of Love)

    18) Pearl Harbour ( Brings to life what it was like for girls thrown in at the deep end during the war)

    17) The Fugitive ( I like the way the main character fights for justice and you don’t really know if he is or is not guilty?)

    16) Follow the Rabbit proof fence ( Follows the injustice done to Aborigine children)

    15) Gone with the Wind ( Love the frocks worth watching just for that!)

    14) Last of the Mohicans ( 1826 novel – made into film. I loved the way one man gives his life in the place of the woman he loves and is meant to die by being burned but the other man stops and shoots him to save him from pain. It is sad but also a tale of sacrifice and love)

    13) Braveheart ( Mel Gibson movie – love the Mad Irishman he is brilliant!)

    12) A Tale of Two city’s (Black and white classic French revolution Charles Dickens –
    fantastic story capturing the times and the fear and also the selfless acts of those who helped to save the lives of others)

    11) Saving Private Ryan ( It is the first Movie I saw that didn’t glorify war and told it how it really is. The pain and suffering and all that goes with war )

    10) Wind talkers ( Another good war movie which tells the story of the Native Indians role in the second world war)

    9) Mr Holland’s Opus ( Fantastic movie about a teacher who taught music to different generations of kids but failed to realise its importance to his own deaf son. Eventually he did!)

    8) Shawshanks Redemption ( I love the movie and that Shawshank eventually escapes and gets to keep his money too!)

    7) Shindlers List ( Based on a true story of a man who risked everything to save Jews by using his factory workers List!)

    6) Children of a lesser god ( The story of a deaf couple a re-make of the classic coward of the county type theme)

    5) Robin hood Prince of thieves ( Great film watched it over and over “ I will pull your heart out with a spoon - ! )

    4) Philadelphia ( Tom Hanks – about Aids and HIV )

    3) Not without my daughter ( Brilliant movie about a woman who was tricked by her husband into taking her daughter abroad to a muslim country and then had to escape cruelty and get her daughter out too.)

    2) A Time to kill ( About prejudice and racism and the rape of a child )

    1) Gandi – ( Wonderful film – classic and one that I would watch over and over again!)

    Anyhow hope you enjoy doing this for a bit of fun

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  2. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Swing Kids has to be on my list... past that I'll have to think.

    Shall I focus on Moving Movies... or shall I include the funny ones too.

    Yes, much to think on.

    Agree on Braveheart & Robin hood Prince of Thieves though I very much liked the new Robin Hood too... soundtrack is better in the first though.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    harry potter and the sorcerers stone
    harry potter and the chamber of secrets
    harry potter and the prisoner of askaban
    harry potter and the goblet of fire
    harry potter and the order of the phoenix
    harry potter and the half blood prince
    harry potter and the deathly hallows part one
    ferris buhllers day off
    the newsies
    king kong
    brother bear
    the passion of christ
    napoleon dynamite
    revenge of the nerds
    fox and the hound
    in no particular order
  4. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    All time favorite:

    It's a Wonderful Life - I always cry at the end when Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed are getting the basket of money.


    Wizard of Oz


    Steel Magnolias
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    #1 Ground Hog's Day

    #2 Independence Day

    #3 Dances with Wolves

    #4 It's a Wonderful Life (colorized version)

    #5 Star Wars IV

    #6 oh so many more... and no time to write them all
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
  6. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

    Jun 8, 2008
    NE Michigan
    The Crow
    Conan the Barbarian
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    Robin Hood: Men in Tights
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (hated the rest of 'em!)
    Dumb and Dumber
    The Last Unicorn
    National Velvet
    Ed Wood
    Ninth Gate
    Vampire Hunter D

    No particular order
  7. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    no special order:

    Gran Torino
    I Dreamed Of Africa
    The Kite Runner
    Down Came A Blackbird
    Twilight Saga New Moon
    August Rush
    The Hurt Locker
    Billy Elliot
    Pearl Harbor
    The Birdcage
    Life Is Beautiful
    Schindler's List
    Jurrasic Park
    Mission To Mars
    Pay It Forward
  8. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    young guns
    young guns 2
    back to the future trilogy
    brave heart
    pearl harbor
    saving private Ryan
    Rocky 1
    full metal jacket
    When trumpets fade
    The long riders
    true grit
    hangem high
    The outlaw Josey Wales
    Beverly hills Ninja
    Black sheep
    Almost heros

    thats just a start
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    i can't think of 20 movies. [​IMG]
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I probably couldn't come up with 20 movie titles if I tried. I can't sit still through one.

    Only one I will watch from beginning to end - We Were Soldiers and I'll [​IMG] the whole time, every time.

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