Okay, we all know the classics. Citizen Kane, Casablanca, etc.
But I'm curious about this. When you're channel surfing late at night, what are the movies you've probably seen again and again, but....for some reason, even though you smile and say, I'll just watch a few minutes of this," you can't seem to turn off. Perhaps a notable good movie, perhaps a guilty pleasure.
I can't to seem to resist any of the following:
Good Morning, Vietnam
Some Like It Hot
Bringing Up Baby
All About Eve
The Day the Earth Stood Still
....and many more, but I'll stop there.
I'd love to hear other thoughts. (Obviously I haven't been 'snobby' in my choices.
I'm sure some great ones will pop into my head later, but here goes (in no particular order):
In Harm's Way
It's a Wonderful Life (every XMAS it's a must)
The Longest Day
The African Queen
A Streetcar Named Desire
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cool Hand Luke
A Place in the Sun
I LOVE all of your movies!! Just what I was hoping for with this post. Can we add "Boy on a Dolphin" with the amazing Sophia Loren??! Gosh, there are so many movies to adore.
Chariots of Fire
An Officer and a Gentleman
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The Goodbye Girl
Field of Dreams
Older is better, as I find myself constantly arguing to women.
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These are movies I can watch over and over. they are also ones I want on my DVR. One from each of my four mental catagoties.
4)North by Northwest
I'm not that much of a movie lover in that I don't have a list of movies (like previous posters) that I'm drawn to EXCEPT for "Chinatown". I love that movie...as much for the music as anything else. I saw it during its first run in 1974. My companion and I got there about 10 minutes late, so you might imagine how confused we were...it's hard enough to figure out if you see it from the beginning. I thought Jack Nicholson as Jake was the coolest thing I'd ever seen. Since then, I've lost count of how many times I've seen the whole thing plus bits & pieces here and there. I just about know the script by heart. I can't think of any other movie that pulls me in like that one. And now when I see Jack Nicholson....the thrill is gone!!!
Hmm... I like a lot of movies, but for some reason, I always have a hard time coming up with a list. Here are some that come to mind:
Wings of Desire
In the Mood for Love
Out of the Past
What a horrible list. It sounds like I'm purposefully trying to be a hipster who likes obscure or artsy movies. But those are all really good movies, I swear!
These are the muddy waters I'm swimming in to make a living.
You all are dating yourselves with these movies As a fairly recent graduate and avid channel surfer, I find that I usually stop at comedies and newer ones at that. A lot of the movies that you all have listed are terrific movies to be sure but many of them pack emotional punches that I, personally, need to be in the right frame of mind for. So without further ado...
Dumb and Dumber
Two GREAT movies that I have seen in the past year that people need to see...
The Lives of Others
Lance "Breakout" Thomas
Movies that suck me in if I am channel surfing at night? This list could be VERY long but I'll list 20 of my favorites:
The Shawshank Redemption
The Silence of the Lambs
The Thomas Crown Affair
Life is Beautiful
The In-Laws (original)
Bad News Bears
Beverly Hills Cop
40 Year Old Virgin
A Bridge Too Far
Dazed & Confused
Bigger, Longer and Uncut (South Park)
Damn, I'm stoked! This is just what I was hoping for when I started this thread. Thank you Dukies!! Most of you have listed movies that I would have included, if I didn't want my list to be endless. Then again, there are a few gems that I haven't considered for a while. Thank you all. Jeanne (i.e. dukemomLA)
Here's what I can think of with my post-meeting fried brain...
Civil Action, A
Usual Suspects, The
... but these really suit me better
Team America: World Police
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
My Sassy Girl
Let's see -- channel-flipping stoppers:
(Generally, TBS/TNT/FX movies that when edited for TV don't lose too much):
10 Things I Hate About You
A Knight's Tale
Other DVD/HBO favorites off the top of my head: (For that mindless rainy Saturday morning or somesuch)
For Love of the Game (If you love Bull Durham and/or Field of Dreams and haven't seen this one, do!)
The Blues Brothers
Spies Like Us
Death to Smoochy
I too love Chinatown. Jack and Faye, they are awesome.
Another great great movie with Faye Dunaway was Little Big Man. To me this is Dustin Hoffman's best movie.
Both of these are classics!
I too think Miller's Crossing is underrated.
His Girl Friday
The Princess Bride (My love for it I can't hide.)
Sadly, this is not something I get to do very often in my current lifestyle...
My list, minus movies other people already listed, in no particular order:
A Christmas Story
Lawrence of Arabia
Outlaw Josey Wales
Searching for Bobby Fischer
I'm leaving out just about every Sean Connery Bond movie.
The Deer Hunter
Day for Night
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
One From the Heart
A Man and a Woman
my favorite funny movie of all time is porkys. then how about kingdom of heaven,the outsiders..and braveheart