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sablebrush52

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This is a tough one for me. I was going to ask for you top three movies and then chickened out because I would find it hard enough to limit it to five. So here goes, for this moment at least, in no particular order:

Modern Times

Night Of The Hunter

Ikuru

King Of Hearts

Wizard Of Oz
There's a bunch more that come to mind that I like as much, like Rear Window, Best Years Of Our Lives, Maltese Falcon, Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, A Man For All Seasons, Seven Samurai, Toy Story 1 & 3, Up, Fantasia, Finding Neverland, The Lion In Winter, Bonnie And Clyde, Arsenic And Old Lace, Bringing Up Baby, The General, the latest Star Trek, and many others, but I promised that I wouldn't list more than five, so I won't mention any others here. :puffy:

 

warren

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This is really tough.
In no particular order:
Electra Glide in Blue

The Searchers

The Quiet Man

We Were Soldiers Once

Lonesome Dove

 

pitchfork

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Papillon ("Hey, you bastards. I'm still here.")
The Dead (John Huston's version of James Joyce's short story)
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Time Bandits
(I know that's only four, but I have too many choices for fifth.)

 

blueeyedogre

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No order.....

El Dorado

Boondocks Saints

The Ghost And The Darkness

Usual Suspects

The Abyss

 

warren

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sable: In front of or behind the camera. I was in the middle of writing "The Great American Novel" and then McMurtry came up with "Lonesome Dove." No point in continuing with my little book.
The Lion in Winter . . . 2 of the best with a great script, wonderfully shot . . . it's in my top ten. Could easily have been in my Top Five.

 

petes03

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Off the top of my head,
Star Wars (trilogy)

LOTR and Hobit movies

Young Frankenstein

Indiana Jones (trilogy)

Forest Gump
I know, I cheated a little! Lol!

 

sablebrush52

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@ petes03

Hell, I cheated a LOT!!
@Warren

I was behind the camera. I was hired to paint a live-on-location matte painting of the Montana ranch in winter. It was July when I arrived in Albuquerque and was driven to the location in Angel Fire. We were situated on the Torres Ranch, a huge parcel of land. Wouldn't you know, a huge storm system, actually a swarm of storm systems, collided overhead. It started snowing in July! The scene of the cowboys riding in the snow were shot in July!

Thankfully, the snow melted quickly so I wasn't out of a job. But that storm system played merry hell with me for the week that I worked on the shot.

In the end, we did a cross dissolve between my painting and the actual location to show the passage of the seasons.

 

pipebow88

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El Dorado

Shawshank Redemption

Tombstone

Lonesome Dove

Open Range
I guess I am a sucker for a good western.

B

 

warren

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Great story! Thanks for the vignette.
I've always thought Lonesome Dove was and is not only a great story, but that the movie really did McMurtry's tale justice.

 

oldmannk

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No order
Hangem High

john wayne green berets

Dire Hard

lethal weapon

The Good the bad and the ugly

 

sfsteves

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Lists such as these is why my oldest son has several dozen different films that revolve in and out of his "Top 10" depending on his mood and his audience on a given day.
For me to choose a "Top 5" would be a lot like having to name which of my four sons is my favorite ... it's an unanswerable question ...
Several of the above named titles are names that come quickly to mind in considering how I could possibly hope to answer the question ... "The Lion In Winter" and "Usual Suspects", for example, are among those that came quickly to mind ... problem is, there are between one and two dozen names that also spring up almost as quickly ...
Some names no one has yet mentioned that are among that flood of memory include:

"Giant", "The Godfather", "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner", "Unforgiven", "Easy Rider", "The Wild Bunch", "The Sting", "Rocky", "Jaws", "North By Northwest", "The Birds", "The Bridge On The River Kwai", and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" ...
Were I to stop and think a few minutes, that list could easily double and maybe even triple ...
Here's one that might be ONLY on my list, but it was a FABULOUS move ... "A Big Hand For The Little Lady" ... perhaps the best movie no one ever saw.
In short, I cannot pare the list to 5 ... there are too many which I quite simply cannot exclude ...
(Edit) Kudos to Pipebow88 on the "Open Range" pick ...

 

tuold

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1. Barry Lyndon

2. LotR (trilogy) Haven't seen Hobbit movies

3. 12 O'clock High

4. The Battle of Britain

5. Tora Tora Tora!

 

jgriff

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In no particular order,
Casablanca

M

Seven Samurai

The Shining

Caddyshack

 

brdavidson

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No particular order:
Shawshank Redemption

Glory

LOTR trilogy

The Replacements

The Empire Strikes Back

 

ssjones

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Hmm, that is challenging:
1. Goodfellas

2. Outlaw Josey Wales

3. Blade Runner

4. The Hustler

5. The Usual Suspects
I couldn't leave out these

- Pulp Fiction

- Apocalypse Now

- Full Metal Jacket

- Reservoir Dogs

- To Kill a Mockingbird

- Snatch

- Fargo

- Cool Hand Luke

- Platoon

- No Country for Old Men

- The Best Years of Our Lives

- Stand By Me

 

virginiacob

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In no order:
Outlaw Josey Wales

Indiana Jones Movies (with the exception of the Temple of Doom - didn't like that one as much)

National Lampoon's Vacation

True Grit (original John Wayne version)

Kelly's Heroes

 

petes03

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A lot of the movies you guys are naming are also on my all time favorites list, the ones I named last night are just what popped into my head at the time!

 

pruss

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Great topic, and an ever changing list for me, but here goes:
- Glory

- Silverado

- The Empire Strikes Back

- Life is Beautiful

- Lost in Translation
Thanks, Jesse, for kicking this topic off!
-- Pat