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MUST SEE MOVIES
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Posted on 08/21/2011 12:00:53 PM PDT by mamelukesabre

I'm interested in what everyone would add to the list. In no particular order, my list of 15 "must see" movies of the last 30 years...

Bladerunner
The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
Stand and deliver
The big labowski
Buckaroo banzai
Oh brother where art thou?
Phenomenon
Fargo
Open range
Cindarella man
The Hitcher
Pay it forward
Once upon a time in america
Forest Gump
Last of the mohicans


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; movies; theater
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1 posted on 08/21/2011 12:00:54 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre

great list!


2 posted on 08/21/2011 12:03:06 PM PDT by brivette
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Dances With Wolves


3 posted on 08/21/2011 12:04:26 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: mamelukesabre

Die Hard


4 posted on 08/21/2011 12:04:54 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: mamelukesabre

Braveheart, Tombstone and Armageddon top my list.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 12:05:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Sea Biscuit
A River Runs Through It
Secretariat


6 posted on 08/21/2011 12:05:44 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: brivette

RED DAWN!


7 posted on 08/21/2011 12:06:08 PM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: brivette

RED DAWN!


8 posted on 08/21/2011 12:06:18 PM PDT by itsLUCKY2B (?Borders, Language, and Culture.?)
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To: KansasGirl

Legends of the Fall


9 posted on 08/21/2011 12:07:16 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: mamelukesabre

Facing The Giants

Fireproof


10 posted on 08/21/2011 12:07:32 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: mamelukesabre

Someone made a remake of Red Dawn last year, but it’s been on the shelf since the problems with MGM and Sony.

I wanna see if, but who knows if it will go straight to video?


11 posted on 08/21/2011 12:07:48 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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To: FlingWingFlyer

All great movies. They’d make my top 15 too.


12 posted on 08/21/2011 12:08:12 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: mamelukesabre

Casino Royale
The Dark Knight


13 posted on 08/21/2011 12:08:53 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous
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To: Armedanddangerous

From what I hear about the remake, don’t waste your time.


14 posted on 08/21/2011 12:09:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mamelukesabre

Seecondhand Lions


15 posted on 08/21/2011 12:09:18 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Silence of the Lambs?

This list seems lacking, but these are a good start to a discussion I guess.


16 posted on 08/21/2011 12:09:46 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (George Lopez is the black hole of funny. Nothing funny can escape his suck.)
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To: mamelukesabre
"Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie? "

No list is complete without this one..

17 posted on 08/21/2011 12:09:46 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: mamelukesabre

Second Hand Lions


18 posted on 08/21/2011 12:10:05 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Katyn
Goodbye, Lenin!
The Lives of Others
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days

(Note that none of these came from Hollywood)


19 posted on 08/21/2011 12:10:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: brivette

My top ten:

The Mummy
Secondhand Lions
Ocean’s 11
Seabiscuit
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Harry Potter Series (I know, personal taste)


20 posted on 08/21/2011 12:10:55 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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I will recommend a film you probably have never heard about, but it was the number one film on National Review’s best conservative films of the last twenty five years...William F. Buckley apparently said it was one of the best films he ever saw.

I watched it, and was thoroughly impressed.

“The Lives of Others”, made in 2006. What was life really like behind the Iron Curtain? This movie, albeit fictional, shows the viewer...very well made, good story telling.


21 posted on 08/21/2011 12:10:59 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: mamelukesabre

The Worlds Fastest Indian


22 posted on 08/21/2011 12:11:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: mamelukesabre

Go back fifty years and you will include some really great movies.


23 posted on 08/21/2011 12:11:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: I still care

I know. Actually, that’s more than ten.


24 posted on 08/21/2011 12:12:23 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: mamelukesabre

The Quiet Man
Sgt. York
The Fountainhead
Groundhog Day
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life


25 posted on 08/21/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Just getting into the thirty year spot is Moonstruck.


26 posted on 08/21/2011 12:13:16 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: mamelukesabre

In no particular order...

To Have and Have Not
Galaxy Quest
The Princess Bride
Strange Brew
The Big Lebowski
Red River
The Seven Samurai
The African Queen
Father Goose
Kill Bill (1 & 2)
Mr. Majestyk
Airplane
Blazing Saddles
Any of the Zatoichi series (with Shintaro Katsu)

Too bad it’s ONLY 15. I got more.


27 posted on 08/21/2011 12:13:42 PM PDT by Tigerized
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To: El Sordo

Secondhand Lions is an awesome movie. That would be in my 15 also.


28 posted on 08/21/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: mamelukesabre; KansasGirl

2nd the “A River Runs Through It”

Rev. Maclean: Each one us of here today will at one time in our lives look upon a loved one who is in need and ask the same question: We are willing help, Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give or, more often than not, the part we have to give is not wanted. And so it those we live with and should know who elude us. But we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding.


29 posted on 08/21/2011 12:14:00 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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To: mamelukesabre

King’s Speech


30 posted on 08/21/2011 12:15:11 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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King’s Speech

Absolutely.

31 posted on 08/21/2011 12:15:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mamelukesabre

Movies made since 81?

Silence of the Lambs. Raising Arizona. Mulholland Falls. Miller’s Crossing. First Blood. Aliens. Wall-E. The Usual Suspects.

Freegards


32 posted on 08/21/2011 12:17:09 PM PDT by Ransomed
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From the last 31 years...

Star Trek II

United 93

The Passion of the Christ

Die Hard

Master and Commander

The Queen

Red Dawn

The Departed

Goodfellas

Miracle

Raiders Of the Lost Ark

The Blues Brothers

The Final Countdown

The Empire Strikes Back

The Right Stuff

33 posted on 08/21/2011 12:17:49 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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Harvey.

“For years, I wrestled with reality, Dr. Chumley, and I’m happy to say that i was finally able to overcome it.”


34 posted on 08/21/2011 12:18:36 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: mamelukesabre

Secondhand Lions
The Worlds Fastest Indian


35 posted on 08/21/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: KansasGirl
A River Runs Through It

I saw that recently. I didn't get it.

A father teaches fly fishing to two brothers.

One goes to college, the other becomes a reporter.

College boy comes home, they go fly fishing.

I didn't get it.

36 posted on 08/21/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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Monty Pythons Holy Grail
Lord of the Rings
Young Frankenstein
The Godfather I & II


37 posted on 08/21/2011 12:23:31 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: mamelukesabre
Last of the Mohicans (1192)
38 posted on 08/21/2011 12:23:53 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: mamelukesabre

300


39 posted on 08/21/2011 12:24:27 PM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: mamelukesabre
Past 30 years? Thats a hard one. I prefer older movies.

However:

Moscow on the Hudson
Arthur
Biloxi Blues
Porky's
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
The Karate Kid
Sixteen Candles
Goodfellas
That Thing You Do
You've Got Mail
Grumpy Old Men
Grumpier Old Men
Broadway Danny Rose
Mighty Aphrodite
Purple Rose of Cairo

40 posted on 08/21/2011 12:25:39 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: mamelukesabre

Agree with all the ones I have seen on your list...not a Jeff Bridges fan so missed his film.

Stay Safe !


41 posted on 08/21/2011 12:25:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: mamelukesabre

Raising Arizona, The Goonies and Tombstone


42 posted on 08/21/2011 12:25:44 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: mamelukesabre
Not mentioned yet:

Unforgiven

43 posted on 08/21/2011 12:26:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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I can’t believe that “The Lord of the Rings” is not in the list.


44 posted on 08/21/2011 12:26:49 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (2012 is the opportunity to get rid of Obama and his Empire of Lies.)
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Master and Commander
Seabiscuit
Everything is Illuminated
Mongol
Riding Giants
Moon
Cinema Paradiso
Downfall
(500) Days of Summer
Stranger Than Fiction
Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh’s brilliant version)
Kolya
The Lives of Others
Grapelli: Life in the Jazz Century
Almost Famous
Das Boot
High Fidelity
The Passion of the Christ
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Counterfeiters
Taking Chance
The Kite Runner
Toy Story


45 posted on 08/21/2011 12:26:54 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

That was an OUTSTANDING film...Thanks, I have rent that pup again.


46 posted on 08/21/2011 12:27:04 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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Once upon a time in americaThe West
47 posted on 08/21/2011 12:27:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Temple Grandin


48 posted on 08/21/2011 12:27:47 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: Rennes Templar
King’s Speech

Forgot to put that one on my list.

49 posted on 08/21/2011 12:28:46 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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Lord of the Rings Trilogy

There were 3 of those which one was this one?

50 posted on 08/21/2011 12:29:37 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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