Good to Great movies

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  1. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Every time my wife references her mom or my mom, I drop a "your mom goes to college" from Napoleon Dynamite and it drives her up the wall.
     
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  2. NorrisAlan

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    That is a really good list. It is skewed to your lifetime, of course, as you don't seem to have many movies before 1960s.

    Have you seen Casablanca? GREAT movie. One of the best of all time and my favorite and will preach it to anyone that will listen.
     
  3. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Movies I watch anytime they are on:

    Star Wars
    Back to the Future
    A Few Good Men
    Tombstone
    Harry Potter
    Dumb and Dumber
    Tommy Boy
    Airplane
    Forrest Gump
    Home Alone
    Halloween
    Sandlot
     
  4. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Spaceballs has a 59 on RT. Meanwhile, The Princess Bride has a 97.

    If it isn’t your thing, that’s fine but you can’t judge without actually watching.

    Also, Spaceballs is fun and definitely worth the occasional watch.
     
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  5. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    Norris knows things.
     
  6. NorrisAlan

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    Secondhand Lions is another movie I love. Not a great movie in any historical sense, but I love it.
     
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  7. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    I asked my son what he was going to do last Saturday and he said, "whatever the heck i wanna do. Gosh"
     
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  8. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    You put too much into RT. You realize most of those people sit at home all day watching daytime tv?
     
  9. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Movies like Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy and (I assume, having never seen it) Napoleon Dynamite are just not my cup of tea. I know a lot of people gush over Tommy Boy and Chris Farley, but I never enjoyed his brand of comedy. Adam Sandler is in this realm as well, though a few of his movies were OK (Waterboy).
     
  10. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    I’ve never seen an Adam Sandler film.
     
  11. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Norris im surprised you and your boys havent watched Napolean. Its still a movie my whole family will stop, watch and laugh.
     
  12. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    You love Napoleon Dynamite, opinion invalid.

    Seriously though, I actually don’t. Just referencing to show that there is a huge difference in the two. Princess Bride is a great movie. Period.
     
  13. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Great movie and characters. Shocked I liked it. Went in, took it to serious at first then realized the silliness.
     
  14. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    I actually enjoy it to an extent. C+
     
  15. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    So...porn?
     
  16. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    Somebody did this already:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sight_&_Sound_Top_50_Greatest_Films_of_All_Time

    Maybe even a few somebodies:

    https://www.listchallenges.com/amc-greatest-100-movies-of-all-time

    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150720-the-100-greatest-american-films


    Quibble if you want, but there is little to add to that BBC list.
     
  17. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Depends
     
  18. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    The Matrix
     
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  19. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    I knew someone was about to post that
     
  20. Tenacious D

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

    I hate Sci-Fi, in general, and have only seen the Star Wars flicks because my oldest son likes them, and to watch them together hasn’t become our thing.

    That someone who detests that entire genre must still acknowledge its greatness, is in and of itself, a testament to that fact.
     

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