The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 109
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 1999
    Location
    Cypress, near Houston, Texas
    Posts
    8,387

    Default 10 Movies you think EVERYONE should see before they die

    What would be on your list? They don't have to be the 10 movies you think are the best ever made, but what 10 movies do you think EVERYONE should see - for whatever reason at all.

    Mine would include in no particular order:

    Casablanca

    The Wizard of Oz

    The Fisher King

    Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Monty Python & the Holy Grail

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    To Kill a Mockingbird

    My Fair Lady

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Vertigo

    What are yours?
    Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 22, 2005
    Location
    Where it is perpetually winter
    Posts
    4,767

    Default

    In no order:

    My Fair Lady

    Inception

    Requiem for a Dream

    The Avengers (I had to)

    Robin Hood: Men In Tights

    Aladdin

    Up

    Sabrina

    Contagion

    Finding Neverland

    This is the 11th but I'm horrified that I left it off originally: The Princess Bride!
    Last edited by supershorty628; Apr. 4, 2013 at 10:34 PM.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 1999
    Location
    Someplace Wet
    Posts
    7,637

    Default

    "A Trip to the Moon" Melies
    "Nanook of the North"
    "The General" Buster Keeton
    "Pygmalion" Wendy Hiller
    "Oliver Twist" David Lean 1948
    "Singin in the Rain"
    "2001"
    "Finding Nemo"
    "My Fathers Glory"
    "When Harry Met Sally"

    these represent , to me, milestone movies of their type.

    missing in action

    Grapes of Wrath
    1932(?) Alice in Wonderland
    Anything with Mae West
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Bridge of the River Kwai
    Last edited by hoopoe; Apr. 4, 2013 at 10:51 PM.
    _\\\\]
    -- * > hoopoe

    www.meanderingwa.blogspot.com


    2 members found this post helpful.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 2, 2012
    Posts
    1,475

    Default

    Chinatown
    Withnail & I
    Annie Hall
    Seven Samurai
    Ran
    Carousel
    A Hard Day's Night
    National Velvet
    Broadcast News
    Cabaret
    A helmet saved my life.

    2014 goal: learn to ride like TheHorseProblem, er, a barn rat!


    1 members found this post helpful.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2011
    Posts
    113

    Default

    Bridesmaids
    As Good As It Gets
    Big Fish
    Casablanca
    American Beauty
    Hotel Rwanda
    Shrek
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    The Pianist
    Good Will Hunting



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec. 22, 2000
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    14,727

    Default

    Nobody has mentioned Princess Bride?!?!


    3 members found this post helpful.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar. 22, 2005
    Location
    Where it is perpetually winter
    Posts
    4,767

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MHM View Post
    Nobody has mentioned Princess Bride?!?!
    OMG I can't believe I left that off! I'm amending my list!



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2000
    Posts
    22,379

    Default

    How Green Was My Valley
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The New World
    Master and Commander - The Far Side of the World
    The Lion in Winter
    Seven Samurai
    Lawrence of Arabia
    A Man for all Seasons
    Au Revoir Les Enfants
    Henry V (K. Brannagh)
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling


    1 members found this post helpful.

  9. #9

    Default

    Smoke Signals
    Schindler's List
    The Secret of Roan Innish
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    12 Angry Men
    Star Wars
    Grey Gardens
    The Breakfast Club
    National Lampoon's Animal House
    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    http://www.tbhsa.com/index.html

    Originally Posted by JSwan
    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2000
    Posts
    22,379

    Default

    Ooo - I liked Smoke Signals and The Secret of Roan Innish too!

    Another good one is Under the Lighthouse Dancing.

    A funny one is Strictly Ballroom. The Aussies make good movies - one of my favorites is Breaker Morant.
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
    -Rudyard Kipling



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec. 22, 2000
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    14,727

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by supershorty628 View Post
    OMG I can't believe I left that off! I'm amending my list!
    I could probably come up with nine more, or just recommend watching Princess Bride ten times.

    I would probably add:

    The Terminator

    Fred & Ginger of your choice (Swing Time? Top Hat? Shall We Dance? Tough call!)

    Schindler's List

    North by Northwest

    Shakespeare in Love

    Sixth Sense

    Die Hard

    Toy Story (of your choice)

    Babe


    1 members found this post helpful.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar. 15, 2007
    Location
    (throw dart at map) NC!
    Posts
    4,248

    Default

    Hmmm... (The "enter" key doesn't seem to work, so I can't make a list, only a paragraph). Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Mindwalk. Syriana, Michael Clayton, Star Wars Trilogy, Kill Bill 1&2, Casablanca, Shakespeare in Love, Baraka, the older A Christmas Carol. [ETA: Yes, I'd add Terminator 2. You can see a theme in my choices] Oh, I'd also add Deliverance.
    Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation



  13. #13

    Default

    Can't think of ten, but,

    Room For One More

    The Secret Garden (1949)

    Top Hat, yes :nod: Love love love Fred and Ginger

    Bringing Up Baby

    Documentaries:

    Scott Noble:
    Psywar
    The Power Principle
    Human Resources

    Adam Curtis:
    The Century of the Self
    It Felt Like a Kiss
    The Power of Nightmares

    Oop, made 10!
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Nov. 1, 2001
    Posts
    8,381

    Default

    Rebecca,
    Reds
    Picnic at Hanging Rock
    A Knight's Tale
    Shampoo
    Gone with the Wind
    M
    Kill Bill
    LotR
    Braveheart

    One more Camelot
    See those flying monkeys? They work for me.



  15. #15

    Default

    M was great, disturbing, but great.

    I'd have to add anything with Peter Lorre and/or James Cagney
    “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night


    1 members found this post helpful.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Dec. 22, 2000
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    14,727

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesy View Post
    Can't think of ten...

    Oop, made 10!
    It's harder to stop at only ten!



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Nov. 20, 2011
    Posts
    113

    Default

    OOOooo forgot Belle du Jour!



  18. #18
    Join Date
    Mar. 15, 2007
    Location
    (throw dart at map) NC!
    Posts
    4,248

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MHM View Post
    It's harder to stop at only ten!
    No kidding!
    Proud member of the Colbert Dressage Nation



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun. 24, 2004
    Location
    South Park
    Posts
    3,023

    Default

    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Black Stallion
    Guys and Dolls
    The Princess Bride
    Young Frankenstein
    Jaws
    My Fair Lady
    O brother where are thou
    The Vanishing
    the Sound of Music
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.


    1 members found this post helpful.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2005
    Location
    between the mountains and the sea, North Carolina
    Posts
    2,936

    Default

    Hotel Rwanda
    Monty Python (let's go from one extreme to the other, LOL...variety is a good thing, right?)
    The Sound of Music
    Sarah's Key
    Invictus
    Matilda
    The Little Princess
    Gone with the wind
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Peter Pan (disney version)

    In order that I remembered them. Hotel Rwanda definitely being the most important. I strongly feel everyone needs to watch it once.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey



Similar Threads

  1. Good movies?
    By twotrudoc in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: Jan. 1, 2013, 09:06 PM
  2. Fake Movies You Wish Were Real Movies
    By shiningwizard255 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Nov. 25, 2012, 06:50 PM
  3. Movies you want to see
    By supershorty628 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Mar. 20, 2011, 01:22 PM
  4. Movies you can't get enough of
    By MyGiantPony in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 109
    Last Post: Sep. 6, 2010, 05:57 PM
  5. Horse Movies Fri May 1 Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
    By Windyfoot in forum Off Course
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: May. 3, 2009, 05:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness