Good to Great movies

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  1. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Lets figure this out. Ones you rewatch specifically. Ones that are overrated, like Princess Bride and Blues Brothers.
     
  2. NorrisAlan

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    Neither of those two movies is overrated. Both are some of the best cinema made.

    Hoosiers is another one that if I flip by it my remote control suddenly stops working and won't leave the channel.
     
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  3. JohnnyQuickkick

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  4. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Shawshank.
    Early Bourne movies were very good.
    Equalizer was solid
    Sicario was excellent
    Seabiscuit
    The Fugitive
     
  5. NorrisAlan

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    The Fugitive is a great movie. Will watch that over and over. Tommy Lee Jones in his best part.

    My favorite movie of all time though is Casablanca. Not a wasted shot or word.
     
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  6. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    The timeout scene when Jimmy says, "I'll make it", gets me just thinking about it.
    Problem with Hoosiers is when it came out, some coaches started the minimum passes deal and it didnt work out so well in Memphis vs teams' man to man pressure.
     
  7. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Smokey and The Bandit
     
  8. NorrisAlan

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    Blazing Saddles
    Spaceballs
     
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  9. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Dumb and Dumber
    Napoleon Dynamite. From which my family still uses many quotes, and we went to see at Schemmerhorn recently for the 15th anniversary. Packed house.
     
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  10. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Airplane
     
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  11. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Also really like the first Jurassic Park
     
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  12. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    great:
    LA Confidential
    Silence of the Lambs
    Children of Men
    Michael Clayton

    Overrated:
    Forrest Gump
    American Beauty
    Traffic
    Gladiator
     
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  13. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Gladiator
    One Flew....
    The Shining
    Se7en
    Die Hard
     
  14. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    The problem with this thread is that some seem to be interpreting movies which are “great” versus which they “greatly enjoyed”

    As no honest discussion of truly great movies can involve the likes of “Princess Bride” and “Spaceballs”, I assume the correct reading of “great” to be the latter of those two definitions.
     
  15. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    To me, enjoying a movie is what makes it good to great
     
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  16. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Thread reads "good to great", hater.
     
  17. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Great Movies (in no order, and not exhaustive):

    1. The Godfather
    2. The Godfather II
    3. Shawshank Redemption
    4. Pulp Fiction
    5. Forest Gump
    6. Schindler’s List
    7. Amadeus
    8. To Kill a Mockingbird
    9. Jaws
    10. Dances With Wolves
    11. Goodfellas
    12. Patton
    13. Rocky
    14. Star Wars
     
  18. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Pretty good list. I just never was a star wars fan. Tried. Luke was too whiny early on and lost me
     
  19. NorrisAlan

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    The Princess Bride is a great movie. It may not be your cup of tea (or coffee), but it is a truly great movie.

    Spaceballs is a good and fun movie, nothing revolutionary about it or anything, but damn is it fun to watch.
     
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  20. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Mad Max Fury Road
    O Brother Where Art Thou?
     

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