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 Favorite movies are so hard to choose because there are so many, so I'll try to pick my favorites in a variety of categories along with the reasons why.


 


Comedy


A Night at the Opera, Animal House and Stripes - because each made me laugh so hard my sides still hurt the next day.


 


Drama


10 Angry Men, The Breakfast Club and Moscow on the Hudson - the first two because of the rich ensemble performances and the third because of the storyline, and the subtext of what it means to be an American.


 


Musicals


Although I enjoy movies like The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof my favorites are stories about musicians, so I pick The Rose, Eddie & The Cruisers and Almost Famous.


 


Action / Adventure


Conspiracy Theory and Vertical Limit - the first because of the rich characterization Mel Gibson brings to the role and the other for the slam-bang edge-of-your-seat thrills.


 


Epics


The Ten Commandments and 300 - epic storytelling at its best.


 


Disaster


A Night to Remember and Fail-Safe - Star-studded casts giving amazing performances.


 


Suspense / Thriller


Strangers on a Train and Cellular - Nobody brings it home like Hitchcock and this one has all of his classic elements from the cameo to the everyday hero to the trademark camera angles, like the girl's strangulation being seen via the reflection in her glasses.  The everyday hero aspect is explored in the second film as well and is combined with witty writing and unique solutions to extraordinary situations.


 


There are other categories that I will explore in future posts but that's for another day.



 Hi Trader Vic,
  
I'm not as organized as you
are, and I have so many movies on my list, which keeps on
growing as I think, but I will try my best to tell you the
movies that I liked especially.   I'm also going blank
on some stars names.  Since I'm now about to go crazy
thinking of new ones, I'm going to end this overlong
list!    Shelby






 




SUSPENSE






Gaslight      
Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer






Leave Her To
Heaven      Gene Tierney and Cornel Wilde






The Bad Seed    Patty McCormack






Strangers On A Train   
Wasn't it with Farley Granger and Robert Walker Jr   I
lreally iked the movie but running a blank on the stars






Basic
Instinct     Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone






Fatal Attraction with Michael
Douglas and Glenn Close






The Fan  Robert DeNiro














DRAMA






La Strada     Anthony
Quinn,  Gulietta Massina






The Pawnbroker   Rod Steiger






12 Angry
Men     All Star Cast






They Kill Horses, Don't
They?   Jane Fonda,  Gig Young, Red Buttons






Glengary Glenn Ross    
Jack Lemon,  Kevin Spacey






The
Carnival     Kirk Douglas,  Jan Sterling






East of Eden   James
Dean,  Jullie Harris






The Big Carnival  aka Ace In
The Hole    Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling






Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
      Betty Davis, Joan Crawford






The Prime of Ms Jean
Brody,   Maggie Smith  






Birdmman of Alcatraz  
  Burt Lancaster   Tully Sevalis






A Star is Born   Judy
Garland, James Mason






Little Voice 






Elmer
Gantry      Burt Lancasterm  Jean Simmons






Requium for a Heavy Weight  
  Anthony Quinn, Julie Harris






Serpico    Robert DeNiro






Dog Day Afternoon  Al Pacino






The Man With The Golden
Arm   Frank Sinatra






The Hustler   
Paul Newman






Love Me or Leave
Me    Dorris Day






The Long Hot Summer  
Paul Newan, Joanne Woodward














COMEDY






A Touch of Class George Segal and
Glenda Jackson






The Out Of Towners  
Jack Lemon and Glenda Jackson






Some LIke it
Hot    Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis






Victor/Victoria  
Jullie Andrews






Out To Sea     Jack
Lemon and Walter Mathau














MUSICALS






Carousel   Shirley
Jones and Gordon McCrea






South Pacific 






Oklahoma






Seven Brides for Seven Brothers






Fiddler On the Roof






Calamiity Jane   Dorris Day














TEAR JERKERS






Portrait of
Jenny     Jeniffer Jones  Joseph Cotton






Immitation of Life  
Lana Turner  Sandra Dee






An Affair to Remember 
Deborah Kerr, Carry Grant






Duel in The Sun   
Jennifer Jones Gregory Peck  Joseph Cotten






Madame X   Lana Turner














ADVENTURE






The Man Who Would Be
King     Sean  Connery  
Michael Cane






Pappion     
Steve McQueen,  Dustin Hoffman




 




GENERAL






Midnight
Cowboy    






The War Of The
Roses    Michael Douglas, Kathline Turner???





The Sting   Robert
Redford, Paul Newman






Midnight Cowboy   John
Voight, Dustin Hoffman






Sabrina   Audrey
Hepburn, Humphrey Bogard, William Holden






The African Queen  
Kathrine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogard






Mrs Henderson
Presents    Judi Dench






Calendar Girls   Host
of British Stars






Butch Casidy and The Sundance
Kid   Paul Newman,  Robert Redford






The Way We Were   
Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford





To Die For  

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 Favorite movies are so hard to choose because there are so many, so I'll try to pick my favorites in a variety of categories along with the reasons why.


 


Comedy


A Night at the Opera, Animal House and Stripes - because each made me laugh so hard my sides still hurt the next day.


 


Drama


10 Angry Men, The Breakfast Club and Moscow on the Hudson - the first two because of the rich ensemble performances and the third because of the storyline, and the subtext of what it means to be an American.


 


Musicals


Although I enjoy movies like The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof my favorites are stories about musicians, so I pick The Rose, Eddie & The Cruisers and Almost Famous.


 


Action / Adventure


Conspiracy Theory and Vertical Limit - the first because of the rich characterization Mel Gibson brings to the role and the other for the slam-bang edge-of-your-seat thrills.


 


Epics


The Ten Commandments and 300 - epic storytelling at its best.


 


Disaster


A Night to Remember and Fail-Safe - Star-studded casts giving amazing performances.


 


Suspense / Thriller


Strangers on a Train and Cellular - Nobody brings it home like Hitchcock and this one has all of his classic elements from the cameo to the everyday hero to the trademark camera angles, like the girl's strangulation being seen via the reflection in her glasses.  The everyday hero aspect is explored in the second film as well and is combined with witty writing and unique solutions to extraordinary situations.


 


There are other categories that I will explore in future posts but that's for another day.



Hi TraderVic,






       
     I'm still at  my Daughters, but wanted to
acknowledge your excellent post!   If I  put the movies
that I enjoyed into catagories, it would take much time and
thinking, and you've done an excellent job! 





     
In terms of Drama, I absolutely loved 12 ANGRY MEN, and while I
loved MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON, but there are movies that I would have
to add.  When I get home and I'm on my own Computer, I'll try
to come up with a list too, and then we can compare them, or
perhaps, you will remember others to add to your list. 





       
I just didn't want you to think that your post was forgotten,
because it wasn't!  I've been on vacation, and now hogging my
daughters computer, but it's now time for breakfast and I have to
go.  Talk to you tomorrow!

  
Shelby

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Are you referring to "12 Angry Men" with Henry Fonda?


 


 (sigh)  Could someone please put me out of my misery - I don't want to live without a brain...

Hey, I just thought maybe two of them weren't angry anymore. 

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Drama


10 Angry Men, The Breakfast Club and Moscow on the Hudson - the first two because of the rich ensemble performances and the third because of the storyline, and the subtext of what it means to be an American.


Are you referring to "12 Angry Men" with Henry Fonda?


Janese

Are you referring to "12 Angry Men" with Henry Fonda?


 


 (sigh)  Could someone please put me out of my misery - I don't want to live without a brain...

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 Favorite movies are so hard to choose because there are so many, so I'll try to pick my favorites in a variety of categories along with the reasons why.


 


Comedy


A Night at the Opera, Animal House and Stripes - because each made me laugh so hard my sides still hurt the next day.


 


Drama


10 Angry Men, The Breakfast Club and Moscow on the Hudson - the first two because of the rich ensemble performances and the third because of the storyline, and the subtext of what it means to be an American.


 


Musicals


Although I enjoy movies like The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof my favorites are stories about musicians, so I pick The Rose, Eddie & The Cruisers and Almost Famous.


 


Action / Adventure


Conspiracy Theory and Vertical Limit - the first because of the rich characterization Mel Gibson brings to the role and the other for the slam-bang edge-of-your-seat thrills.


 


Epics


The Ten Commandments and 300 - epic storytelling at its best.


 


Disaster


A Night to Remember and Fail-Safe - Star-studded casts giving amazing performances.


 


Suspense / Thriller


Strangers on a Train and Cellular - Nobody brings it home like Hitchcock and this one has all of his classic elements from the cameo to the everyday hero to the trademark camera angles, like the girl's strangulation being seen via the reflection in her glasses.  The everyday hero aspect is explored in the second film as well and is combined with witty writing and unique solutions to extraordinary situations.


 


There are other categories that I will explore in future posts but that's for another day.

  Trader Vic said,


Drama


10 Angry Men, The Breakfast Club and Moscow on the Hudson - the first two because of the rich ensemble performances and the third because of the storyline, and the subtext of what it means to be an American.


Are you referring to "12 Angry Men" with Henry Fonda?


Janese

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Hi Everyone,



       I enjoy good acting
which was especially evident in: 12 Angry Men; They Shoot Horses,
Don't They;  Serpico;  Dog Day Afternoon; The
Pawnbroker;  GlenGarry, Glen Ross;  Forrest Gump; 
The Man Who Would Be King;  Million Dollar Baby;  Runaway
Jury;   Flag Of Our Fathers;  Mrs. Henderson
Presents;  Little Voice;  and Calendar Girls;  .



  I found that once I started listing my
Movies Favorites in "My Profile", I could go on and
on!   What are your movie Favorites, and why did you
like them?  You might want to even post a link providing
us with more information, provide us with a link
to it's Movie Trailer, or special video of a Movie
Scene found on  "You Tube".  It's up to
you!   



  It's recommended that you list one or two at a
time, (not like me)  so we can digest it all, before your next
post on the subject.  Plus it gives us the opportunity to
discuss that Movie!   Shelby


 Favorite movies are so hard to choose because there are so many, so I'll try to pick my favorites in a variety of categories along with the reasons why.


 


Comedy


A Night at the Opera, Animal House and Stripes - because each made me laugh so hard my sides still hurt the next day.


 


Drama


10 Angry Men, The Breakfast Club and Moscow on the Hudson - the first two because of the rich ensemble performances and the third because of the storyline, and the subtext of what it means to be an American.


 


Musicals


Although I enjoy movies like The Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof my favorites are stories about musicians, so I pick The Rose, Eddie & The Cruisers and Almost Famous.


 


Action / Adventure


Conspiracy Theory and Vertical Limit - the first because of the rich characterization Mel Gibson brings to the role and the other for the slam-bang edge-of-your-seat thrills.


 


Epics


The Ten Commandments and 300 - epic storytelling at its best.


 


Disaster


A Night to Remember and Fail-Safe - Star-studded casts giving amazing performances.


 


Suspense / Thriller


Strangers on a Train and Cellular - Nobody brings it home like Hitchcock and this one has all of his classic elements from the cameo to the everyday hero to the trademark camera angles, like the girl's strangulation being seen via the reflection in her glasses.  The everyday hero aspect is explored in the second film as well and is combined with witty writing and unique solutions to extraordinary situations.


 


There are other categories that I will explore in future posts but that's for another day.

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I
typically
enjoy
films
that
tug
on
the
heartstrings.

Rich
in
Love


is
one
such
movie
and
one
of
my
many
favorites. It
stars
the
wonderful
British
actor, Albert
Finney. I
particularly
like
this
film
because
it
deals
with
an
all-too-common
subject - the
breakup
of
a
family. However,
it
does
so
with
tenderness
and
lots
of
humor, and
a
happy
ending.




Another
absolute
favorite
is the
Academy
Award
winning


Driving
Miss




Daisy

, starring
gifted
actors
Jessica
Tandy (may
she
R.I.P) and
Morgan
Freeman
who
are
extraordinary
in
this
filmIt
teaches
us
that
when
we
make
a
sincere
effort
to
acquaint
ourselves
with
people
of
other
cultures, it
is
indeed
possible
to
live
in
harmony
and
with
respect
for
one
another - despite
our
differences. I
have
seen
this
film
countless
times
and
hopefully
will
continue
to
see
it
again
and
again.


 




Hi
Ruby,



    Welcome
to
our
Group
topicand
I
agree
with
DRIVING
MSS
DAISY, that
was
a
beautiful
filmI
haven't
seen
RICH
IN
LOVE, but
after
reading
your
description, I
want
to.   There
are
good
films
out
there, but
then
there
are
the
special
ones
that
you'll
always
remember, like
12
ANGRY
MEN!



     Did
you
see
MRS
HENDERSON
PRESENTS
with
BOB
HOSKINS
and
JUDI
DENCH?   Here
is
the
trailer
from
the
film
belowRuby
I'll
be
away
for
a
week
to
visit
my
oldest
Daughter
in
South
Florida, but
I'll
look
forward
to
your
post
in
the
coming
months, and
I'm soooo
glad
that
you
decided
to
jump
right
in
and
post!



www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARs0uaNBg9o" title="Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005) Trailer">

Mrs. Henderson
Presents (2005) Trailer







Movie
trailer
of "
Mrs
.
Henderson


Presents
"...Mrs
.
Henderson


presents

bob
hoskins
judi
dench
drama
comedy
movie
film
trailer
dance
theater
theatre
show
business


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Hi Everyone,



       I enjoy good acting
which was especially evident in: 12 Angry Men; They Shoot Horses,
Don't They;  Serpico;  Dog Day Afternoon; The
Pawnbroker;  GlenGarry, Glen Ross;  Forrest Gump; 
The Man Who Would Be King;  Million Dollar Baby;  Runaway
Jury;   Flag Of Our Fathers;  Mrs. Henderson
Presents;  Little Voice;  and Calendar Girls;  .



  I found that once I started listing my
Movies Favorites in "My Profile", I could go on and
on!   What are your movie Favorites, and why did you
like them?  You might want to even post a link providing
us with more information, provide us with a link
to it's Movie Trailer, or special video of a Movie
Scene found on  "You Tube".  It's up to
you!   



  It's recommended that you list one or two at a
time, (not like me)  so we can digest it all, before your next
post on the subject.  Plus it gives us the opportunity to
discuss that Movie!   Shelby




To  ALL:




Shelby
asked
me
to
let
everyone
know
she
will
be
gone
for
one
weekthat
isfrom
early
Friday
until
late
Thursday
of
next
week.     She
will
be
visiting
her
daughter
and
grandchildren.     During
that
period
she
will
be
weaned
from
her
computer.     
So
please
do
not
send
her
any
messages.




HTee

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Hi Everyone,



       I enjoy good acting
which was especially evident in: 12 Angry Men; They Shoot Horses,
Don't They;  Serpico;  Dog Day Afternoon; The
Pawnbroker;  GlenGarry, Glen Ross;  Forrest Gump; 
The Man Who Would Be King;  Million Dollar Baby;  Runaway
Jury;   Flag Of Our Fathers;  Mrs. Henderson
Presents;  Little Voice;  and Calendar Girls;  .



  I found that once I started listing my
Movies Favorites in "My Profile", I could go on and
on!   What are your movie Favorites, and why did you
like them?  You might want to even post a link providing
us with more information, provide us with a link
to it's Movie Trailer, or special video of a Movie
Scene found on  "You Tube".  It's up to
you!   



  It's recommended that you list one or two at a
time, (not like me)  so we can digest it all, before your next
post on the subject.  Plus it gives us the opportunity to
discuss that Movie!   Shelby




I
typically
enjoy
films
that
tug
on
the
heartstrings.

Rich
in
Love


is
one
such
movie
and
one
of
my
many
favorites. It
stars
the
wonderful
British
actor, Albert
Finney. I
particularly
like
this
film
because
it
deals
with
an
all-too-common
subject - the
breakup
of
a
family. However,
it
does
so
with
tenderness
and
lots
of
humor, and
a
happy
ending.




Another
absolute
favorite
is the
Academy
Award
winning


Driving
Miss




Daisy

, starring
gifted
actors
Jessica
Tandy (may
she
R.I.P) and
Morgan
Freeman
who
are
extraordinary
in
this
filmIt
teaches
us
that
when
we
make
a
sincere
effort
to
acquaint
ourselves
with
people
of
other
cultures, it
is
indeed
possible
to
live
in
harmony
and
with
respect
for
one
another - despite
our
differences. I
have
seen
this
film
countless
times
and
hopefully
will
continue
to
see
it
again
and
again.


 

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