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We all have movies that...the first time we saw them, didn't impress us that much.  But the second and third time, you realize what a great movie it is.

Oh yes we do.   Although I'll go on the record that I hated The Bridges of Madison County.   :laugh:

So...movies like Gladiator, or Braveheart are not eligible.  We're not talking Top 10 movies or Oscar winners.


So I'll start.   

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Enemy of the State - This was a movie from 1998 that's actually prophetic.  The cast is very good.   So many memorable scenes and lines....



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"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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The Bourne Legacy - Jeremy Renner is awesome in this genre.  An everyman face that fills the screen.

Great cast.  Great action.  Nice twists...
"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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"Bodyguard" when she (Whitney Houston) sings that song at the end.

(that song written by Dolly Parton)
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"Bodyguard" when she (Whitney Houston) sings that song at the end.

(that song written by Dolly Parton)



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Hard to keep a dry eye there.....   :beer:
« Last Edit: August 01, 2014, 07:01:17 PM by DCPatriot »
"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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A Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruze.
From  "A Shining City on a Hill"

To "A global laughingstock"

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I love this movie.  Silverado

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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Silverado is one of my favorites - a great cast and a great story.
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Highly recommend The Pope of Greenwich Village.  A great story... a great cast.

You'll never forget it.   :beer:
"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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An unforgettable scene...."CHARLIE!!!  THEY TOOK MY THUMB!!"
"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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Wow.
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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Ladies, gentlemen and the undecided - the greatest movie of all time.

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The Punisher ..."God's going to sit this one out".
Midnight Run ..."Serrano's got the disks"
and "Here's 2 words for you, Shut the F*k up".
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A Few Good Men with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruze.

That has to be near the top, imo.    :beer:
"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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Here's another good one.  Dustin Hoffman is terrific as a psychotic crime head.  Edward Burns is fantastic as always.


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« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 10:36:06 AM by DCPatriot »
"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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An extraordinary jewel and under-noticed movie - Dean Spanley!

I absolutely fell in love with it and highly recommend it!

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The Dirty Dozen....there's just something about Jim Brown making that final run.......

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One of my faves:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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Another, Spirited Away

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I could put up every Miyazaki movie as a fave that gets better each time I watch 'em, but I'll confine myself to Spirited Away (for now).
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Need to add a best Foreign Language Film to the list. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

I love this movie. Too bad most Americans never heard of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAljVEG4tk
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Need to add a best Foreign Language Film to the list. Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

I love this movie. Too bad most Americans never heard of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAljVEG4tk

Wow, Navy!  That sure looks compelling.....but back in 1982 when my own daughter was born, I had the bad luck of renting a VHS tape of Sophie's Choice.

Had a brand new rear projection SONY television.

When I understood the 'choice' they were speaking about, I reflexively threw the remote at the television screen...a very expensive impulse mistake.

Won't watch another movie like that again.    :patriot:
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"We must take sides...Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented" ...Elie Wiesel, 1960

"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family".    ...Mother Teresa

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The combat scenes in this one (yes there are some) are as close to real as I have ever seen on film.
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