Fave Movies!

So, you’re stranded on a deserted island for 20 years. Fortunately, you have a dvd/vhs player and a tv. What five movies (or less, if you want) do you bring and why? (Can you tell I’m bored tonight? :teehee:)

(In no particular order.)

Blazing Saddles - You have to have Mel Brooks. And, Blazing Saddles is one of his finest. I would list my favorite jokes, but the list would be half the movie. I just absolutely love every part of this movie. I’ve seen it so many times, and I could see it so many more. The first must have been when I was eight or nine. (My dad raised me on the classics. :drool:)

Harold and Maude - A 1970s cult film, this may be my favorite movie ever. It’s very dark comedy (the main character Harold stages fake suicides), but some scenes are just hilarious. I love the theme of the movie. And, the soundtrack is amazing. Cat Stevens does the entire thing.

Billy Elliot - I’m a huge anglophile, so this movie is great. I love the accents. And, of course, the story is just so good. Anothr movie with a great soundtrak.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - Okay, cliched, perhaps. But, this is just one of those movies you could watch over and over. Save Ferris!

Fight Club - I figured I needed a more action-y, gritty movie to offset the comedies and more feel good movies I’ve chosen. Fight Club is just great, great acting, directing. The feel and tone are just spot on. It does a really good job of transposing a Chuck Palahniuk novel to the big screen. And, Brad Pitt. :inlove:

Okay, so, what movies do you like??? Even if you just wanna list them and no descriptions. I think favorite movies can really tell you something about the person. (I think these movies are a good profile of me.)

Green Mile – whenever I’m depressed, I watch that movie. There’s something very spiritual about it for me (once you get past the abuse and electrocution-gone-bad scenes).

The Godfather Saga – It’s really all one story anyway

Musicals – too many to list, but haven’t seen one I don’t like

Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy – again, all one story

This is way too hard! LOL

Here is my top ten movie list from my birthday last year… surprisingly it hasn’t changed too much. (I suppose that grad school is taking up my movie time) I would probably find a space for Bridge to Terabithia in my top ten and add Pan’s Labyrinth to my honorable mentions.

Man… I know I’ll leave one off and I’ll want to come back and edit my reply :slight_smile:

The Professional (aka Léon): I LOVE this movie. Gary Oldman is bloody brilliant, Natalie Portman is so cute and Jean Reno just makes me flutter. This movie fits my moods… sometimes all I see are the funny parts, other times it makes me so sad.

The Princess Bride: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die. Is this a kissing book? INCONCEIVABLE. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. As you wish… I could go on and on and on.

The Last of the Mohicans: I can’t say enough about this film… the setting is breathtaking, the story is beautiful and the love story behind the love story will have you weeping for days.

The Replacement Killers: CHOW YUN FAT.

The Empire Strikes Back: My favoirte of the Star Wars movies. I consider listing all six as one story cheating… even if Lucas says it is. :slight_smile:

Umm… Damn… one spot left. (gives her DVD collection a good once over)

The Lover: I only have this on VHS. I keep my VHS player for this movie. Its my favorite “me time” movie. God the Chairman is SEXY!

so I obviously cant count. LOL… Well I’m not taking one off my list! So you just have to live with my list of SIX movies:rofling:

Mine are as in order…

  1. Phantom of the Opera:inlove:
  2. Possession:inlove:
  3. Sense and Sensibility
  4. Pride and Predjuce
  5. Whethering Heights

I’m a romantic…can’t you tell? :inlove:

  1. Grosse Pointe Blank
  2. Say Anything (I have a bit of a John Cusack thing…)
  3. Lord of the Rings trilogy
  4. Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi
  5. Memphis Belle
  6. Enemy at the Gates

I know, that’s more than 5, but I couldn’t narrow it down any more than that :slight_smile:

  1. Pride and Prejudice (the BBC Colin Firth version)
  2. Sense and Sensibility
  3. Emma
  4. Persuasion
    5.The Importance of Being Ernest

There are other movies I like equally as well (Pirates of the Carribean, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the newer Pride and Prejudice version), but the above are the classic romantics that I always return too.
Oh, and if we were only allowed five movies, I’d sneak in a sixth and have to say Dear Frankie (Gerard Butler.) And a seventh, Waking Ned Divine.
There, I’m done. :lol:
ETA: Oh yeah, and the Princess Bride too.

I’d just have to hope I drowned because I can’t live without my Doctor Who DVD’s and that’s 100+ or my 50’s sci-fi collection…20+.

1- Steel Magnolias
2- True Romance
3- Fight Club
4- The wedding singer
5- The Shawshank Redemption

  1. Citizen Kane

  2. The Producers (the original)

  3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being

4.Taxi Driver

  1. Godfather 1 & 2

  2. Monty Python’s Life of Brian

  3. Monty Python’s Meaning of Life

  4. Monty Python and the Holly Grail

  5. Young Frankenstein

  6. Fargo

I know you said 5 but I just couldn’t do it, you’re lucky I stopped at 10. I love a good classic movie and I’ve got tons. Besides who could watch the same 5 movies for 20 years. So just to be a pain I’d like to add; anything with Bette Davis especially All About Eve and Now Voyager also just about anything with Barbra Stanwyck. M with Peter Lori. Raising Arizona, Dr. Strangelove, The Shining, Blazing Saddles, Radio Days, Sleeper, Bananas, Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, Cinema Paradiso and A Room With a View. OK, OK sorry, I’ll stop. Don’t forget a way to make popcorn and a ton of really good red and white wine.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja :knitting:

  1. Gone With the Wind
  2. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  3. Remember the Titans
  4. Return to Me
  5. Gigi (really ANY musical - but if I could only bring 1 this would be it)

Yep, yep, yep - a sentimental traditionalist at heart :lol:

  1. Under The Tuscan Sun
  2. Only You (Robert Downey Jr. and Marissa Tomei version)
  3. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  4. Home is Where the Heart Is
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Cast Away. Great How To right there. :roflhard:

But seriously…
In no particular order…
[li]Snakes on a Plane[/li][li]To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar[/li][li]The Fifth Element[/li][li]Fever Pitch[/li][li]Armageddon or Gleaming the Cube or Pump Up The Volume (BIG toss up)[/ol]Now, if I had my druthers…there would be more, like [ol][/li][li]Gone with The Wind,[/li][li]Breakfast at Tiffanys,[/li][li]The Sound of Music,[/li][li]The King and I[/li][li]Con Air/The Rock/Gone in 60 Seconds[/li][li]007[/li][*]Indy Jones[/ol]


  1. Gone With the Wind…my all-time favorite

  2. The Little Mermaid – I just love the music in this

  3. 13 Going on 30 – Ahhhh…the 80’s flashbacks (the Thriller dance) – and I just love Jennifer Garner

  4. Gladiator – I’m such a history buff…that period of history is just fascinating

  5. Grease

and one other…

  1. Dirty Dancing – the dancing and the music :::::::sigh:::::

Music is such an important part of movies for me…hence my picks


Excellent choices! [SIZE=1]mostly[/SIZE] :wink:
I can’t believe you named SoaP. :rofl: Have you seen my shirt?

My favorites are:

Gone With the Wind

The Star Wars Trilogy

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

The Grudge (1 and 2)

Harry Potter series

Forrest Gump

  1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (or any movie with Maggie Smith)
  2. The Libertine (Johnny Depp, ahem):drool:
  3. any VeggieTales movies, shows,etc. (the quality is great, the humor very addictive)
  4. The Lion in Winter (Peter O’Toole, Katherine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins - great dialogue/acting)
  5. any old Bette Davis movie (I just like her)

Ahahahaha! I have a white one with SLJ and “The Saying” on it…
I was at the midnight premeire when it came out. I love that stupid movie. :roflhard:

Okay, let’s see how close to only 5 that I can get. . .

  1. Cinderella
  2. Office Space
  3. Dirty Dancing
  4. Flashdance
  5. Friday
  6. Pretty Woman

I could do on forever, but I guess that will have to do! :rofling: