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Old 10-13-2007, 07:00 AM   #16
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2. Mask
3. Driving Miss Daisy
4. My Left Foot
5. Goonies
6.Witness
7.Fortress
8.The Empire Strikes Back
9. The Neverending Story
10. Dirty Dancing
11. ET
12. Ghostbusters
13. Jaws: The Revenge
14. A View To A Kill
15. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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1. Raging Bull
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Chariots of Fire
4. Broadcast News
5. The Color of Money
6. Hannah and her Sisters
7. Amadeus
8. The Right Stuff
9. This is Spinal Tap
10. Ordinary People
11. Gandhi
12. Tootsie
13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
14. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Sorry Laz)
15. Bull Durham
No Blade Runner either?
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1. Raging Bull
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Chariots of Fire
4. Broadcast News
5. The Color of Money
6. Hannah and her Sisters
7. Amadeus
8. The Right Stuff
9. This is Spinal Tap
10. Ordinary People
11. Gandhi
12. Tootsie
13. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
14. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Sorry Laz)
15. Bull Durham
Nice list NSW. Forgot about Tootsie

Gotta get my list in tonight.
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Old 10-13-2007, 12:50 PM   #20
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LMP, please note my list edit in bold.

Can't believe I forgot that one.
No prob, have you seen Joffé's The Mission, perchance?

I watched it in English a few years back and absolutely loved it. This is probably DeNiro's equivalent to Nicholson's performance in Reds.
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Yeah, that's a great film. Morricone's score for this film is so amazing it's hard to understand how it failed to win the Oscar that year, which went to jazz legend Herbie Hancock instead. Not only are the main themes superlative in the typical Morricone fashion, but he really seemed to be trying new things here with the native percussion. One of those soundtracks that's worth owning.

The film itself often gets overlooked, and perhaps the subject matter drives many people away. I know many who don't want to look at the negative effect that Christian missionary work has had in certain areas. The DVD has a great documentary about the making of the film, which enlisted many native people to work on in, most of them never having seen a film before let alone been on a crew.

DeNiro does something much more understated than usual, and while at first he appears to be slightly miscast, over the course of the story he really brings a lot to the character's evolution. Jeremy Irons is great as well.

If I had made my list on another day this easily could have made it in.
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boy this is tough!

I can't keep re-arranging my list, so here it is. Just like everyone else, I could keep arranging & re-ordering the list....

1. Field of Dreams (1989), 107 minutes, D: Phil Alden Robinson
2. Dead Poets Society (1989), 128 minutes, D: Peter Weir
3. When Harry Met Sally... (1989), 96 minutes, D: Rob Reiner
4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), 106 minutes, D: Woody Allen
5. Good Morning, Vietnam
6. Back to the Future (1985), 116 minutes, D: Robert Zemeckis
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), 115 minutes, D: Steven Spielberg
8. Terms of Endearment (1983), 130 minutes, D: James L. Brooks
9. A Fish Called Wanda (1988), 108 minutes, D: Charles Crichton
10. Airplane
11. Bull Durham (1988), 108 minutes, D: Ron Shelton
12. Rain Man (1988), 134 minutes, D: Barry Levinson
13. Parenthood (1989), 110 minutes, D: Ron Howard
14. Tootsie (1982), 116 minutes, D: Sydney Pollack
15. Missing (1982), 122 minutes, D: Constantin Costa-Gavras

Honorable mentions:
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, On Golden Pond, The Shining, Witness, The Color of Money, Dirty Dancing, The Accused, Big, All of Me, Caddyshack, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stripes, Broadcast News, Empire Strikes Back, Ordinary People, Chariots Of Fire, Broadway Danny Rose, Crimes & Misdemeanors,...

It's been so long since I've seen Raging Bull, so I couldn't honestly include it here, though I know it's high up on everyone's list.
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Yeah, that's a great film. Morricone's score for this film is so amazing it's hard to understand how it failed to win the Oscar that year, which went to jazz legend Herbie Hancock instead. Not only are the main themes superlative in the typical Morricone fashion, but he really seemed to be trying new things here with the native percussion. One of those soundtracks that's worth owning.

The film itself often gets overlooked, and perhaps the subject matter drives many people away. I know many who don't want to look at the negative effect that Christian missionary work has had in certain areas. The DVD has a great documentary about the making of the film, which enlisted many native people to work on in, most of them never having seen a film before let alone been on a crew.

DeNiro does something much more understated than usual, and while at first he appears to be slightly miscast, over the course of the story he really brings a lot to the character's evolution. Jeremy Irons is great as well.

If I had made my list on another day this easily could have made it in.
Funny seeing Liam Neeson in there, too.
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Old 10-14-2007, 02:07 AM   #24
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my god, on golden pond! how could i forget it?? can we have 16 in our list, lmp? if so, it's my #1. how the hell could i forgret it...


and thanks, dalton! your list was inspiring, too!
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Funny seeing Liam Neeson in there, too.

No, what's funny is seeing Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, and Patrick Stewart in Excalibur, 1981, all before their heydays.

An awesome film, esp. for King Arthur/Camelot fans.


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Weren't Patrick Stewart and the midget principal from Kindergarten Cop in Dune?
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My guesstimate (it's been a long time since I've seen most of these -- wonder if my ratings would change if I had a movie marathon and watched these all again now):

1. Gandhi
2. The Color Purple
3. Amadeus
4. Children of a Lesser God
5. Mississippi Burning
6. The Shining
7. Witness
8. The Killing Fields
9. Do The Right Thing
10. Platoon
11. The Princess Bride
12. The Last Temptation of Christ
13. The Empire Strikes Back
14. Raiders of the Lost Ark
15. When Harry Met Sally

Also considered:
Dead Poets Society
Ordinary People
The Last Emperor
Wall Street
Dangerous Liaisons
The Elephant Man
My Left Foot
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Born On The Fourth of July
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Empire of the Sun
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More lists folks.
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Ok, basically a list of my favorites. The order would probably change daily

Broadway Danny Rose
Raging Bull
Das Boot (subtitles)
Empire Strikes Back
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Crimes & Misdemeanors
Reds
Valley Girl
Missing
After Hours
Airplane
The Right Stuff
The Emerald Forest
A Fish Called Wanda
Babette's Feast

Also:Witness,The Shining,Amadeus,Tootsie(Thx NSW),Raiders of the lost Ark, Field of Dreams, Back to the Future, Parenthood,Missing,9-5,The Gods Must be Crazy(thanks SeattleVertigo), Born on the 4th of July, Vacation, Spinal Tap, Full Metal Jacket, Trading Places, Wolfen, Excalibur, Airplane,Videodrome(thanks Lazarus)& so many more belong here, many from everyone elses lists and probably a lot I can't remember.

Think I got 60's and 70's also. Do we list them here or wait for the specific thread?

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Oooh! The 70's lists! Let's go!

I see you shiver...with an-ti-ci......pation.

(no, that's not going to be on my list)
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