Most have been posted, but for
Reign over me, both starring Don Cheadle.
Man from snowy river
Mad dog and Glory
Hustle and flow
The deer hunter
and most that have been listed already.
Gone with the Wind
My Fair Lady
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Anything Fred and Ginger (or Fred or Ginger)
Garden of Stones
Outlaw Josey Wales
Seven Samurai (or the Magnificent Seven)
Originally Posted by Bristol Bay
Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.
Thankful for this thoughtful thread to distract myself from all the mayhem up here. I am forever in gratitude to all my colleagues who are working tirelessly during this tragic nightmare in Boston. Forgive me if my list is a tad lighthearted, out of necessity:
The Princess Bride
It's a Wonderful Life
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Back to the Future (I know, I know, but I watch it every time it comes on! It's a classic. Really.)
The Wizard of Oz
and in a Tie for #10:
Pretty Woman and Independence Day (see Back to the Future.)
Please don't hate me!! In fact, I think I might watch one of them later tonight if I can't sleep.
(edited) FWIW: I made this list before looking at other folks' so these are all mine. Glad to see many of my choices on others' lists!
Last edited by DocRider; Apr. 17, 2013 at 12:52 AM.
Reason: added commentary
Please don't hate or discriminate. Chestnut Mares everywhere will thank you.
I don't really think there are movies that EVERYONE must see before they die. People have different tastes and when someone watches a film or TV show or artistic performance or sees a work of art, it's not guaranteed that they will interpret or take away from it what someone else does.
Um, that's the whole point. We all have different backgrounds and frames of reference, so any movie, book, story, etc. will be interpreted differently by each individual person. I recall listening to a radio interview of Stephen King where he talked about how one of his readers had interpreted something in one of his books; he essentially said that this person's interpretation was not what he had been thinking of when writing the piece, but it was great that this reader saw something he hadn't.
It's much more interesting that we don't all see the same thing when we watch or read a particular movie or book; it leads to much more interesting and enlightening discussions. Some of the films listed on this thread are not among my favorites, but I'm glad I saw them--they helped to broaden my perspective.
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