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What's your favorite movie?

Posted by Big_Mike (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 17, 05 at 0:07

I'm sitting here with AMC on listening to The Blues Brothers and thought this might be a fun thread to start. I am a devoted fan of James Bond. I've seen them all at least twice. I'm having a bit of a problem with the new Bond being a blond guy. Also, I never miss a good old Cheech and Chong flick. I've also seen all the "spaghetti westerns" starring Clint Eastwood. How about some of you?

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RE: What's your favorite movie?

I like spaghetti westerns too. Clint's a great director as well (seen Million Dollar Baby yet?)

And, I like just about anything by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc.) or Quentin Tarantino (Kill Bill vol 1 & 2, Reservoir Dogs).

some favorites off the top of my head and in no particular order--

Blade Runner
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life
Vanilla Sky ("it's a revolution of the mind...")
Blazing Saddles
Dr. Strangelove
The Crow
The Andromeda Strain
Mad Max/and MM Beyond Thunderdome
Five Easy Pieces
The Hunt for Red October
Singin' in the Rain
Forbidden Planet
Harold and Maude
The Jerk
History of the World Part 1
The Quiet Man
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
Quadrophenia ("hell on wheels!")
Jerry Maguire
Forest Gump
Citizen Kane
A Clockwork Orange
The Pianist
Meet Joe Black
Peyton Place
Planet of the Apes
All About Eve
Blue Velvet
Muriel's Wedding
Home from the Hill
The Long Hot Summer

I could go on and on, but that will more than do for now.

Heh, no way would I be able to list JUST one. I very rarely watch network/prime time/commercial tv, but I just love movies. Also, Turner Movie Classics rules (sometimes I just like to zone out and watch a few commerical free old movies back to back). AMC is good too, but they advertise.

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Wow Mike! I was thinking earlier this morn of posing the same question to get some chat stirred up here.

Three way tie for favorite.

On Golden Pond
Forrest Gump
and...Shawshank Redemption

The last one is DBF's favorite, so about once a month or so, we catch at least parts of it...just for fun. I wonder if it is one of the most viewed movies ever, or just why it is that it is 'on' it seems more than any other movie. Any ideas on it?

What a great thread for this time of year. The library has lots of great movies, both newer and old, so I'm sure they will have several of those listed here.

Sue...who just has a tv antennae.

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Comedy = Tommy Boy / Animal House / Easy Money / Caddy Shack / Pet Detective #1
Sci-Fi = any Star Wars /Matrix
Action = Troy / Gladiator / Goonies (old childhood fav lol )
Mob Movies - Good Fellas / Casino / Heat / God Father
Twisted - Pulp Fiction / The 8th Day / The Big Labowski / Kill Bill
"With the Misses" = As Good as it Gets

Just to name a couple .... but oh there are so many more! ~ Tom

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Anybody remember Love Story? For a hoot, I went to watch this movie with the rest of our defensive line on the high school football team. Our plan was to have a good time and maybe poke a little fun. The funniest part was when 5 big strappin' 200-250 pound football players came out wiping their eyes on the sleeves of their letter jackets!!

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That's funny!

I remember Love Story...with Ali McGraw I think, and remember it was a real tear jerker.


RE: What's your favorite movie?

Lots of favorites...but a few for now..

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Stand by Me
The Green Mile
Shawshank Redemption
Old School
Life of Brian
Ladder 49

More to follow..

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Ahhh, favorite movies!

Hands down, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Dr. Zhivago
The Right Stuff
Gone With the Wind (although the sound track REALLLY bugs me)
Forest Gump
The Big Chill

On Thanksgiving night with the family, with us shouting out the dialog a la Rocky Horror Picture Show; "It's a Wonderful Life" ("merry Christmas to you, in jail") LOL

And, of course, chick flicks I like to watch every few months:

When Harry Met Sally
Sweet Home Alabama
13 Going on Thirty

Plus, tons of others I can't remember!


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Pink Panther Movies!!!!!!!


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I like almost all the black and whites on the no commercials movie channels. They are so much fun to hear the old ways of talking, the slang of the day and to see the old moral values of the movie censors back then.

I also like most all the John Candy movies, in particular, Uncle Buck. We watch it every time it's on.

Jimmy Stewart movies, especially Rear Window.

Another one is the old Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have not seen the newest version, but that should be the next DVD we rent for a cold Nebraska night.

Cary Grant movies are fun also; I like The Bishop's Wife and North by Northwest.

It sounds like my picks are more my favorite old actors rather than my favorite movies.

The Bond movies are almost getting to be like RHPS, we can almost say the dialog along with the movie. Sean Connery is the best followed by Roger Moore. The rest were not James Bondish enough. We'll see if the newest one measures up or is a dud.

When we got the Western's channel, I was glued to the set on my days off. Now all my days are all off and there are no westerns to watch.( my choice so I keep busy working on the house)

RE: What's your favorite movie?

I didnt see it so I will add these in:

"Kentucky Fried Movie"
I've actually thought about naming a tomato "Klan" (pronounced Klawn) because I am always laughing to myself this line as I work.
"We are building a tomato of extraordinary magnitude"

I also saw "The Jerk" on the other night and it's still very funny.
"He hates these cans. Stay away from the cans. "

For some reason I have always liked several war genera movies like "Force 10 from Navarone", "Kelly Hereos", and "Bridge over the River Kwai".

I will stop what I am doing to watch "A Christmas Carol". The one that stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer in B&W (1951).
"Oh Mr Tupper, you really are most incorrigible"
To me this is one of the best versions as the drama and depth is played out better on film by these stage actors turned movie actors. These characters LOOK the part of Charles Dickens time. Also odd that I DREADED reading any Dickens in school.

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OH Spaghetti westerns

"My Name is Nobody"

"When you're up to your nose in s***, keep your mouth shut."

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Hmm... series: Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, The Lord Of the Rings, Harry Potter (although I didn't like the last one so much), X-Men, Spider Man
Comedy: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Princess Bride, Spaceballs, History of the World Part I, Life of Brian, Dogma
Animated: The Incredibles, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, The Last Unicorn, Watership Down, Ice Age, Shrek 1 & 2, Treasure Planet, Titan AE (can you tell I'm a big animation geek?)
Everything else: The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption, Top Gun, Dances With Wolves, When Harry Met Sally, Gladiator, Maverick, Batman Begins

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Singing In The Rain
Swing Time
Forbidden Planet
Almost any silent actually (Lumiere Frere) but
Metropolis is exquisite. I was fortunate enough to see that in a theater, wow.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

In addition to several old classics such as Casablanca, An Affair to Remember and African Queen, I really like these less well known ones which are unlike any other movies I know of:

Black Orpheus
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Babette's Feast
'Round Midnight

Also, I like funny movies. Anything by Peter Sellers, Steve Martin or Rowland Atkinson makes me laugh. My favorite line from The Jerk is "Oh boy, the new phone books are here!!!!".

Pretty good list for a guy who "never" goes to movies, eh?


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Yes, I believe Shawshank Redemption must be the most viewed/aired movie ever. At least it seems that way because you can catch it on at least once a month.


Stand By Me- "skin it"

Goonies- "Me Chunk!"

Enter the Dragon- "Wooooooaaahhh!"

The Never Ending Storey- "The Nothing is coming!"

Dune- "Without change, something dies inside us. The sleeper must awaken!"

and of course:

Star Wars I-VI, Lord of the Rings trilogy, Conan movies, Pulp Fiction, and Strange Brew- "Take off you hoser!"

RE: What's your favorite movie?

The Godfather part 1
The Godfather part 2
The Godfather part 3 (nah, just kidding)
Any pre 1980 Clint Eastwood movie
The Longest Day
The Exorcist
Field of Dreams
Bull Durham
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


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  • Posted by griley z5 Chicago (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 17, 05 at 14:59

Pulp Fiction

RE: What's your favorite movie?

The Godfather I & II! How could I forget those two????


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"I also saw "The Jerk" on the other night and it's still very funny."

My 22 yo son bought that movie last year. He still occasionally sings, "Oh, I'm picking out a thermos for you"! Classic Steve Martin...

RE: What's your favorite movie?

A few years ago I introduced my then 17 year old son to Cheech and Chong Up in Smoke. I honestly thought he was going to give himself a hernia from laughing so hard. And then the question came, "were you guys really like that back then?"

RE: What's your favorite movie?

My very favorites are:

Matrix Reloaded
Matrix Revolutions.

I re-watch at least one every week.

Sling Blade was truely funny in a funny sort of way and...

"My Name is Nobody" I loved it as a kid but it never appeared on the TV after that.


RE: What's your favorite movie?

I really can't name just one movie either.
My favorites are

Old Yeller
The Great Escape
Gone With The Wind
Cold Mountain
Wuthering Hieghts
The Unforgiven
Last Exit to Brocklyn
and Cry Baby.

I'm sure there are a few more I've forgotten.I really enjoy a good movie.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

OMG, jimster, I'm so glad someone else has my (warped) sense of humor! I LOVE "The Gods Must Be Crazy", too!
Some of my other favs-
That Thing You Do
Real Genius
The American President
National Treasure
Star Wars (the first 3 made)
Gone with the Wind
The Blues Brothers

RE: What's your favorite movie?

I cant believe you guys havent put (Schindlers List) on the list or (The Gray Zone.)
I will have to put it there myself.
Or (The Last Picture Show), "come now, an all time great.
Or Splendor in the grass, a real tear jerker, with the poor boy that was not good enough for the rich girl.
Rebel without a cause.
Slaughterhouse 5 or 7?
Dont leave out all of the independent films with unknown actors that dont want an arm and leg to be in the things. (The Gray Zone is one.)
Check out Smoke Signals!
The Waltons was based on the book Spencers mountain where the folks were not as NICE as the Waltons were and a movie was made too.
Gods little acre,
Cat on a hot tin roof,
(Jane Fonda) can go to China as far as Im concerned and get her toenails pulled out,
She caused the deaths of POWs in Vietnam, "we have proof.
Ok back to the movies!!!
10 years in Tibet (was it ten years?)
ANY WC Fields movie.
What about all of those old Bob Hope movies?
Some like it hot, with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis and some more greats.
Horse feathers with the Marx brothers (SP?) They hired some thugs from a speak easy to play collage football.
The list will grow my friends and I dont like a movie with all of the special affects that hides poor acting and even worse story lines.
Full Metal Jacket
The first half of the movie is what we went through in Marine Corps boot camp at last darn close.
The second making of the Shinning that Steven King did.
Any thing with,
Ann Margaret A real Swedish babe she is and been married to the same man for years, no trash on her, that I know of.
Clint Eastwood in The Pale Rider.
Fried Green Tomatoes TOMATOES I SAY T O M A T O E S!!!!!!!!!!!!
Driving Miss Daisy was great too.



RE: What's your favorite movie?

One of my funnier movie moments was when my (blonde) wife and I were leaving "Last of the Mohicans" and she turned to me and said "that was really good. someone should write a book on that movie"

I have never seen so many heads turn like Nipper, the RCA dog.

hey Barb is that the kind of thermos with strips and it's own cup?

RE: What's your favorite movie?

I really like, in no particular order...

LA Confidential
Raging Bull
True Confessions
The Deer Hunter
Angel Heart
Pulp Fiction
Boogie Nights
The Breakfast Club
Dog Day Afternoon
Godfather Trilogy
Good Fellas
Internal Affairs
Jennifer 8
Jagged Edge
Fatal Attraction
Dead of Winter
Sweet Dreams
Pirates of the Caribbean
Mystic River
The Silence of the Lambs
That Touch of Mink
Blind date
Dumb and Dumber
Along Came Polly
The Dead Zone
Salem's Lot
The Big Easy
Silver Bullet
The Green Mile
Pet Sematary

If I'm channek surfing and run across one of these, I have to stop and watch it to the end. That all I can think of tonight.


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Last time I checked, The Gods Must Be Crazy was unavailable for purchase. I'll keep trying to get it because it's one film I enjoy seeing over and over. Some of those scenes are hilarious every time I see them. Also, I would like to show it to others who haven't seen it yet.

Surprisingly, I was able to get a DVD of La Grande Bouffe, which is by far the wierdest movie I've ever seen (don't say you weren't warned). I'm amazed there is a sufficient market for a film like that. I wanted it for my very small, select collection of unique films.


RE: What's your favorite movie?


Lost in Translation
Donnie Darko
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Enchanted April
Room with a View
Howard's End
Remains of the Day
The Decalog
Bread and Tulips
Babette's Feast
Antonia's Line
Hairdresser's Husband
The Sting
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

for a start!


RE: What's your favorite movie?

Fictional only? The first ones to come to mind are, interestingly, much of what Craig has on his list plus or plus encore:

Babette's Feast
Big Night
My Left Foot
Shakespeare in Love
Much Ado About Nothing (mostly for the gorgeous scenery)
My Brilliant Career
The Usual Suspects
Chariots of Fire
Harold and Maude
Saint Ralph ('coz my brother is in it)

and from my childhood
The Sound of Music


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How could I forget:

The Commitments and The Snapper
must rent The Van sometime.


RE: What's your favorite movie?

Have any of you seen the HBO mini-series "Band of Brothers"?
It has to be the best movie/movies I've seen on WWII. We saw it when we signed up for a free-trial from NetFlix. The funny thing is we ended up getting more TV series from them than actual movies. Just for fun we watched V---anyone remember that? Yes I am a child of the 80's. We also ordered Stargate SG-1. I'm not a giant sci-fi fan like my DH, but I really like Stargate. I also really liked the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
My all time favorite family movie is:
Swiss Family Robinson. We watched that a lot growing up---when movies were made for the whole family. There are some good movies out for kids, but I rarely find a movie that I will enjoy watching several times with my kids. I also like the family movies:
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The Sound of Music
I thought Holes was really good too.
I have three small children so I don't get to watch movies I would choose very often. Usually when I go out on dates with DH we don't go to the movies. At home when we stay up together we never have think ahead enough to rent a movie and end up watching Food Network and folding clothes.


RE: What's your favorite movie?

Tyffanie, that sounds like our Saturday night date night. Go out to eat, go to the grocery store, go home and do laundry. I always try to make time to watch The Robe or Ben Hur when they might be on. I made the mistake of forgetting just how long Ben Hur was one Sunday night and didn't make it to bed until 2:00 a.m. A little tough getting ready for work that morning!

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Jennifer - thanks for reminding me of...

Big Night! yes, definitely belongs on the list!

also just remembered

The Straight Story
The Piano

and all of Christopher Guest's great spoofs, esp -

Waiting for Guffman
Best in Show
The Mighty Wind


RE: What's your favorite movie?

Being There
The Red Violin/Le Violon Rouge (what I've managed to see of it)
The Sweet Hereafter
Seducing Doctor Lewis
Rare Birds (in spite of William Hurt)

We're on the same film wavelength, Craig. Thought of Amadeus in bed last night, Spinal Tap and Best in Show this morning.

also A Fish Called Wanda with the remarkable Mrs Christopher Guest, my 2 fave Monty P'ers and the devine Kevin Klein.

Jennifer, who also enjoyed JLC in True Lies which had a palatable, gasp-choke, Governator in it

RE: What's your favorite movie?

favorite movies....i love movies

runaway train
pulp fiction
forrest gump
the gods must be crazy
cold mountain
planes, trains, and automobiles
lord of the rings..all 3
open range
all alfred hitchcock movies
reservoir dogs
interview with a vampire
saving private ryan
finding nemo

and at least 100 more


RE: What's your favorite movie?

Children of Paradise
Black Orpheus
Tom Jones
Babette's Feast
Best in Show
All of the Merchant Ivory movies
Bridge over the River Kwai
Harold and Maude
We just started Netflix so I am going to come back here and make some notes. This is fun. I haven't thought about a lot of these in agese and ages.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (but not the sequel). Joe

RE: What's your favorite movie?

There's a sequel to Attack of the Killer Tomatoes????? I have watched Mars Attacks several times for the only reason that the bugler in the funeral scene playing taps is the son of my best friend and my son's best friend.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Dead Again - old mystery/suspense
Polar Express - the spirit of Christmas and I am a kid at heart (thus the love for playing in the dirt)
Dead Poet Society - inspiring
I Am Sam - inspiring/humorous
Dumb and Dumber - my husband laughs hysterically at this movie and (secretly), I just watch it to hear the wonderful sound of his laughter

RE: What's your favorite movie?

We just got an incredible movie on Netflix - Baraka....really just music and visuals, filmed by the person who worked on Koyaanisqatsi.

Also, I highly recommend the 10 part series The Decalog, by the person responsible for the Red, White and Blue trilogy - also on Netflix.

Finally - some highly recommended Brit TV series - Upstairs, Downstairs, Pennies from Heaven, and The Singing Detective!


RE: What's your favorite movie?

yes, they returned, in Return of the Killer Tomatoes. from a website: "The vegetables of doom return! They're bad and this time they're really stewed!" and a sequel to that.
In terms of really bad movies I can watch over and over with new victims, Plan 9 from Outer Space.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

star wars 1-6

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Call me an idiot, but I never get tired of watchin' My Cousin Vinnie and My Blue Heaven.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Forgot to add

Planes Trains and Automobiles

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House of Sand and Fog (2003)- Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly.

The Notebook (2004) - James Garner is a class act as usual.

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jimster- someone told me they had seen the movie "The Gods Must Be Crazy" on DVD at Target. haven't had a chance to look, but at least I know it's out there somewhere!!!

RE: What's your favorite movie?

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
The Fifth Element
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Strictly Ballroom
My Cousin Vinnie
High Plains Drifter
anything with Fred Astaire
Don Juan de Marco

RE: What's your favorite movie?

My very favorite is a Japanese adaptation of an English children's story: Howl's Moving Castle.

Besides that...

The Seven Samurai
The American President
The Usual Suspects

I have other movies I like, but those are my real favorites, the ones I'd make time to watch if I came across them on TV.

who is (im)patiently waiting for the DVD release of Howl's, so that I can redeem my claim check... been chewing my nails since the theater release for this one. Love, love, love it.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

I don't think I have just one favorite. I like many different ones for different reasons.

I have to admit I really love Dirty Dancing and Shall We Dance. The dancing in the movies caught my eye well before I ever started learning to dance. The Horse Whisperer has one of the most sensual scenes in it...all revolving around dancing. *siiigh*

I also liked Dr. Zhivago...and remember seeing it in both German and English with my mom.


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Thanks d. I will renew my search for "The Gods Must Be Crazy".


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Blazing Saddles

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The Warriors (come out to playaaayaaa)

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TommyBoy ... no doubt in my mind ! ~ Tom

RE: What's your favorite movie?

I'm not a big movie watcher, but a couple that come to mind, that I really liked, are:

Dances With Wolves
About a Boy(with Hugh Grant)

Worth.. I love The Walton's TV series

RE: What's your favorite movie?

American Beauty

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What a lot of great movies to check out. My favorites have all been listed a couple of times,

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Some recent additions -

Double Life of Veronique (just out on DVD)
the British Michael Apted "Up" series - 7, 14, 21...just watched 49 Up.
Science of Sleep
Little Miss Sunshine
All of Christopher Guest's Mockumentaries (Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, etc)
The Ground Truth
Inconvenient Truth
Who Killed the Electric Car

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Old thread, I wonder if anyone is still reading it.
Don Juan de Marco
My Blue Heaven- Steve Martin, dance scenes
The Man Who Knew too Little- funny Bill Murray, dance scenes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother- great singing with Gene Wilder and Madeline Kahn, hysterical scenes with Leo McKern and Dom Deluise, finally on DVD
Phantom of the Opera- music
The Truth about Charlie- a remake of Charade for music, French accents
Schwarzenegger movies

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Enlightenment Guaranteed (german)
Midnight (with the young Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert)
Chilly Scenes of Winter
Sleepless in Seattle
49up series
Bread & Tulips (italian)
Spirited Away (and other Miyazaki films)
King of Hearts (french)
Good Bye Lenin (german)
Blue Vinyl
Rivers and Tides
My Cousin Vinny
Holiday (and other Kate Hepburn movies)
North by Northwest
Groundhog Day
While You Were Sleeping
Mad Hot Ballroom

mostly British/Canadian series on dvd:
Slings & Arrows
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
Rosemary & Thyme
Yes Minister

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Thank goodness I don't have to narrow it down to just one.
Hope Floats
Benny & Joon
Bringing Down the House
Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity
Under The Tuscan Sun
Rose Red
Fiddler On The Roof
The King And I
My Fair Lady

and so many more lol!

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Just one?

To Have or Have Not

RE: What's your favorite movie?

  • Posted by anney Georgia 8 (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 2, 09 at 12:28

Very late to this party, but here goes to an empty room...

The Neon Ceiling

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

From childhood, Song of the South, banned in the US now because it's said to be racist (probably is)

Any Peter Sellers movie

The silly Foul Play with Goldie Hawn. Dudley Moore was priceless as the sap that Goldie kept involving in her attempts to avoid being caught by the killers.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Wow, I slipped away from here about 3 years ago for a reason I now can't remember. Imagine seeing a thread I started in 05 still running. I watched Easter Parade the other night. I had forgotten what great legs Judy Garland had. And who was that guy... oh yeah, Fred Astaire.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Any movie with my future wife Halle Berrry in them

RE: What's your favorite movie?

Man, talk about an old thread! I don't think I've seen anything worth talking about lately. The current batch of movies are just about useless.

RE: What's your favorite movie?

If I will share... Then I like movie franchises for example Harrypotter, James bond, Twilight. All of these are my favorite movies.

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