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Old 05-25-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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The Conformist-1970. (easily obtained through Netflix) A brilliant, intellectual film by Bernardo Bertolucci. An art-director's dream and a stunning achievement for the 29-yr. old Italian director. The entire cast is superb in this dark, political and psychological masterpiece.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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Weekend at Bernies." My Mom had her breast removed and I and my son had gone to St. Louis to bring her home from the hospital and stay with her for a few days to get her back on her feet. She was so depressed. She'd been through so much and was so scard.

I get her settled on the couch and sent my son to the Video Store with the instruction to get something to lighten Mom's mood. He came home with "Weekend at Bernies."

I wasn't sure it was the right movie at the right time but, nevertheless I slid it into the player and hit PLAY. I truly though Mom would give it all of 10 minutes, denounce it as foolishness and fall asleep.

That's not what happened at all. It started with a smile, grew to a giggle and blew into full blown laughter with Mom laughing so hard she had to hold her incision site to keep it from hurting. She had tears of laughter streaming down her face and of course my son and I were laughing like we were seeing it for the first time.

It was a sweet and precious memory and whenever I see that movie, it makes me smile. It took what looked to be a long, dark night filled with depression, fears and tears and turned it into laughter. I will never forget that.
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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The Lion King.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Eastport, ME
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Casablanca


YouTube - ‪Casablanca - trailer‬‏ (http://youtu.be/INBmVxAsdFE - broken link)
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I honestly don't have a top favorite movie. I have multiple favorites.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:14 PM
 
Location: United States
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A Clockwork Orange.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:15 PM
 
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Breakfast at Tiffanys
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:29 AM
 
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Forbidden Planet
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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I just watched Amazing Grace last night and it was truly amazing
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: West Texas
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I like movies that meet three basic criterion:

1. They are original stories (read: You can't guess each scene and what will happen and the outcome of the movie within the first 15 minutes).

2. The hero does NOT die (life is depressing enough - nothing like watching 2 hours of a movie cheering on the good guy, only to have him die in the last 5 mins).

3. You leave the theater and you're still talking and thinking about the movie at least 30 minutes later.

The only movies that stick in my mind that have met those criteria are older movies:

Stargate
6th Sense

I'm sure there's more, but they are the ones that jumped out in my mind.
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