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1. OPEN RANGE- Kevin Costner and Robert Duval

2. BRAVEHEART- Mel Gibson

3. ALL OF ME- Steve Martin and Lilly Tomlin
 

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How can you possibly narrow it down? :sad5: My list of the best of the best sounds bland:
  1. Lord of the Rings[/*:m:iad6c42n]
  2. (most of) Star Wars[/*:m:iad6c42n]
  3. Braveheart[/*:m:iad6c42n]
How about "movies which I'd like to share with people who haven't seen them before"?
  1. The Iron Giant - a truly great story about the freedom to be who you want to be [/*:m:iad6c42n]
  2. Tombstone - amazing performances by Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer in a story about not running from duty [/*:m:iad6c42n]
  3. The Last Samurai - I have a personal appreciation for the simplicity and beauty of Japanese art and martial arts. Very few American films capture it (heck, they often use Chinese martial arts), but this film does. The story is good as are the performances, especially Ken Watanabe's. [/*:m:iad6c42n]
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Tough to narrow it down to three; but it would probably be:

1) Terminator 2
2) Titanic (James Cameron's version)
3) Forest Gump

Now if you're talking about "recent":

1) Ray
2) Million Dollar Baby
3) Ice Age
 

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Hard to identify any one type. I am always unimpressed by any film that depends on special effects to secure its audience. I may enjoy the book (e.g. Rings trilogy), but ILM more or less sinks the film, IMHO. With that in mind, then, these three come to mind, in no particular order:

Charade
Cold Comfort Farm
Murder by Death

For me the important issue isn't magnificent cinematography or a wowie music score. None of these is a critically "important" film, even. But I could view any one of them this evening, with fresh and genuine enjoyment.
 

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I generally distance myself from mainstream entertainment and the few movies that I watch either reach me on a very emotional level or give me a solid whack to the funny bone. That being said:

1) Punch Drunk Love

2) Magnolia

3) Time Bandits
 

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Comedy/War/History

1.) Ground Hog Day
2.) Full Metal Jacket
3.) Dr.Strangelove
 

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Time Bandits is an excellent choice. I'd forgotten that one. Been trying to find that one for my DVD collection, but everybody wants about Cdn$60 for it.

"Don't touch it! It's EVIL!"

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ClassicGeek said:
Time Bandits is an excellent choice. I'd forgotten that one. Been trying to find that one for my DVD collection, but everybody wants about Cdn$60 for it.

"Don't touch it! It's EVIL!"

Simon
I know, Simon, it is very pricey, but priceless!
 

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At Close Range
Flesh and Bone
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I'm sure I'll want to modify these choices after I think on it awhile - but:

The Endless Summer (series, including Step Into Liquid)

The Matrix (series)

The Lord of the Rings (series)

Not necessarily in that order. :?

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I have a variety of interests as you can tell from the list below.

Easily my all time favorite: Mr. Holland's Opus - humor, inspiration, music...etc.

Star Wars - too huge for my era to not be on the list.

Man from Snowy River - western-ish, romantic.

Shawshank Redemption - great acting.

It's a Wonderful Life - can't be beat.

I'm sure I'll think of others. Braveheart, Lord of the Rings, Independence Day, and a few others are also in my top 10 or so.
 

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Skootertrash, Forbidden planet. I forgot about that ol robot
Robbie. It was with Walter Pidgeon and a very young actor
who didn't have his white hair then and you now know hime
from the Naked Gun and Police Squad movies (Leslie Nielson).
So advanced for it's time. Another good sci-fi was War of the
Worlds (being remade now with Tom Cruise).
 
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