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25 best Texas movies of all time
DFW.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cary Darling, Robert Philpot and Preston Jones

Posted on 07/18/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT by EveningStar

We round up our 25 favorite films set in Texas. If you’ve seen them, maybe it's time to see them again. If you haven’t seen them, what are you waiting for?

(Excerpt) Read more at dfw.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; hollywood; moviereview; movies; texas
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1 posted on 07/18/2014 10:23:53 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg

ping


2 posted on 07/18/2014 10:24:23 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom

ping


3 posted on 07/18/2014 10:25:06 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The Sugarland Express.

I was an extra in that movie. But I ended up on the cutting room floor. What a disappointment!


4 posted on 07/18/2014 10:26:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

Texas Across The River


5 posted on 07/18/2014 10:32:06 AM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A lot of Richard Linklater films are on that list. But not Bernie.

And that was a great (true) story and a great movie.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_(2011_film)


6 posted on 07/18/2014 10:32:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; redhead

Hud


7 posted on 07/18/2014 10:33:34 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

It’s one of those sites where you have to click through 25 pages to see the 25 titles. No thanks. Hopefully, “Last PIcture Show” and “Lonesome Dove” were included.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Last Picture Show was Number 1.

I can’t remember about Lonesome Dove.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 10:37:14 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: EveningStar

Giant would be my #1


10 posted on 07/18/2014 10:37:47 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: EveningStar

Office Space
Dazed and Confused


11 posted on 07/18/2014 10:38:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

GIANT


12 posted on 07/18/2014 10:40:28 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: EveningStar
Trip to Bountiful didn't make the list?
13 posted on 07/18/2014 10:40:47 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: EveningStar

Smokey and the Bandit


14 posted on 07/18/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: morphing libertarian

Me too, but it came in at #4.


15 posted on 07/18/2014 10:41:58 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: EveningStar

Oh Brother Where Art thou?


16 posted on 07/18/2014 10:42:22 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: EveningStar

I would have chosen The Getaway filmed in San Marcos when I went to school.

Who doesn’t like Steve McQueen?


17 posted on 07/18/2014 10:43:37 AM PDT by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings)
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To: dfwgator
Office Space

I had no idea that this took place in Texas!

18 posted on 07/18/2014 10:47:25 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I watched being filmed whe on the bus to school.

Can I have your autograph?


19 posted on 07/18/2014 10:48:06 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: EveningStar

The Town That Dreaded Sundown.

Classic, 1976 low-budget indie flick from Charles B. Pierce, based on the real-life Texarkana Moonlight Murders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Town_That_Dreaded_Sundown


20 posted on 07/18/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: EveningStar

Sadly, “Debbie Does Dallas” didn’t make the list.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 10:49:10 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“The Sugarland Express.”......TCM is showing that movie this weekend....Saturday night I think.


22 posted on 07/18/2014 10:51:13 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: circlecity

Thanks for the heads up.


23 posted on 07/18/2014 10:52:35 AM PDT by autumnraine
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To: EveningStar

Both of “The Alamo’ films 1960 & 2004.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: EveningStar
My top 10.

1. Hud
2. The Last Picture Show
3. The Getaway(Steve McQueen and Ally McGraw not the later one)
4. Red River
5. The Searchers
6. The Comancheros
7. Flesh and Bone
8. Bonnie and Clyde
9. Tender Mercies
10. Friday Night Lights

25 posted on 07/18/2014 10:57:22 AM PDT by detective
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To: EveningStar

“Last Picture Show” was the first movie I ever saw with full nudity. Cybil Shepherd really did look good.

When Ben Johnson was asked to do the movie he said he would except he refused to use the profanity which they originally had written into his part.

Later, Bogdanovitch admitted it was better without it.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 10:57:29 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: EveningStar

John Wayne said “Red River” was the best movie he ever did.

He even used the “Red River D” brand as his own and nearly always wore a belt buckle with that brand on it.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 11:00:19 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: redhead

“Aror-har!”


28 posted on 07/18/2014 11:03:29 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

bttt


29 posted on 07/18/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Pigskin Parade starring Ray Bolger and introducing Judy Garland.


30 posted on 07/18/2014 11:17:56 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: EveningStar

I would have at least moved The Searchers into the top 5.


31 posted on 07/18/2014 11:22:01 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: EveningStar

Apollo 13 (okay, only part of the movie is in Texas).

32 posted on 07/18/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Second one I thought of and a flick which I recommend to people.

Is it on the list at the website? — the “slideshow” there crashed my browser.


33 posted on 07/18/2014 11:36:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Me either. There must be a criteria that the movie is filmed in Texas and not necessarily about Texas but in this case it wasn’t even filmed in Texas...it was filmed in Dallas and Austin.


34 posted on 07/18/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Not Miss Congeniality?


35 posted on 07/18/2014 11:40:52 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: yarddog

We met Ben Johnson and he told mom to never ever let me see that movie. He said it was horrible and bad.


36 posted on 07/18/2014 11:46:03 AM PDT by bgill
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To: EveningStar

Eastwood and Kevin Costner’s “A Perfect World,” is a hugely underrated film, and IMHO,belongs somewhere on this list.


37 posted on 07/18/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: EveningStar
I can't believe "Mars Needs Women" didn't make the list!


38 posted on 07/18/2014 11:49:21 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

check the best sic-fi list


39 posted on 07/18/2014 11:54:29 AM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Legend of Billy Jean, Rushmore, Breast Men


40 posted on 07/18/2014 11:55:57 AM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: bgill

Except for maybe Rex Allen, Ben Johnson had the greatest voice in Hollywood.


41 posted on 07/18/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I ended up on the cutting room floor.

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.

42 posted on 07/18/2014 11:56:58 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: morphing libertarian

My post was purely tongue in cheek, but the movie takes place in Houston (even though it was filmed in Dallas) :0)


43 posted on 07/18/2014 11:57:18 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: EveningStar

The Searchers.


44 posted on 07/18/2014 12:00:30 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Boko Haram was enabled by Buku Huma)
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To: yarddog

May I add Phil Harris?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_dK0W0qfRo


45 posted on 07/18/2014 12:02:00 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: COBOL2Java

As was mine.

LOL


46 posted on 07/18/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: morphing libertarian

I just read the other day that Elvis thought Roy Orbison had the greatest voice ever. I don’t know if he was including all the great opera singers or not.


47 posted on 07/18/2014 12:05:04 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: yarddog

Not sure Elvis heard the great opera singers. Maybe Grand Ole Opery.

Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis jammed one night at Sun Records. I think the CD came out awhile back and there was a broadway play, The Million Dollar Quartet.

Would liked to have been in the room.


48 posted on 07/18/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT by morphing libertarian (Advanced technological development.)
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To: EveningStar

How about “No Country for Old Men”?


49 posted on 07/18/2014 12:08:57 PM PDT by DallasDeb (usafa06mom)
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To: Responsibility2nd

As a Texan, I agree that Bernie should be added. It was really a great movie!


50 posted on 07/18/2014 12:11:55 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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