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#1 speedracer5

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 12:05 PM

My ever-evolving Top 10, but #1 holds firm:

 

1) The Long, Long Trailer, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz

2) Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman

3) Gentleman Jim, Errol Flynn & Jack Carson

4) Mildred Pierce, Joan Crawford & Ann Blyth

5) Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland & Margaret O'Brien

6) Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly & Donald O'Connor

7) Gilda, Rita Hayworth & Glenn Ford

8) The Major and the Minor, Ginger Rogers & Ray Milland

9) Rear Window, James Stewart & Grace Kelly

10) Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn & Humphrey Bogart

 

Honorable Mention:

 

Picnic, William Holden & Kim Novak

Stage Door, Ginger Rogers & Katharine Hepburn

Bringing Up Baby, Katharine Hepburn & Cary Grant

The More the Merrier, Jean Arthur & Joel McCrea

The Devil & Miss Jones, Jean Arthur & Charles Coburn

The Muppet Movie, Kermit the Frog & Fozzie Bear

Network, Faye Dunaway & William Holden

A Face in the Crowd, Andy Griffith & Patricia Neal

Easy Living, Jean Arthur & Edward Arnold

Funny Face, Audrey Hepburn & Fred Astaire

Pillow Talk, Doris Day & Rock Hudson

The Adventures of Robin Hood, Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland

 

And so many more.


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 06:50 PM

Persona

Taxi Driver

2001: A Space Odyssey

Welfare

Pulp Fiction

Raging Bull

Apocalypse Now

The Battle of Algiers

Children of Men

The Red and the White

 

Just outside (the next ten): The Last Picture Show, Medium Cool, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Citizen Kane, Bridge on the River Kwai, Harlan County, USA, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Paris, Texas, Malcolm X, Sansho the Bailiff


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 10:49 PM

These are all for personal reasons, most definitely.

Modern Times (1936)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
The Last Metro (1980)
About Time (2013)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Running on Empty (1988)
All That Jazz (1979)

Other Assorted Favorites (no order)
The Fisher King (1991)
Chinatown (1974)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Blue Velvet (1986)
The Thin Man (1934)
Random Harvest (1942)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
The Godfather (1972)
The Dead (1987)
His Girl Friday (1940)
ET (1982)
The Straight Story (1999)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
Laura (1944)
All That Heaven Allows (1955)
Pillow Talk (1959)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Stage Door (1937)
Rushmore (1998)
The Apartment (1960)
Atonement (2007)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Dodsworth (1936)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:02 PM

Here's my Top 20 as of right now. Someday this week, possibly tomorrow, I will revisit it and make a few small changes and/or additions to it.

 

 

1. Casablanca (1942)

2. Fantasia (1940)

3. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

​4. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

​5. Citizen Kane (1941)

​6. Beauty and the Beast (1991)

7. Horse Feathers (1932)

8. Grease (1978)

9. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

10. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

​11. Bringing Up Baby (1938)

​12. Peter Pan (1953)

​13. West Side Story (1961)

14. North by Northwest (1959)

​15. Mary Poppins (1964)

16. The Sound of Music (1965)

​17. Mildred Pierce (1945)

​18. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

​19. Psycho (1960)

20. Ocean’s 11 (1961)

 

Rear Window (1954), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), The Man who Came to Dinner (1942), The Man who Shot Liberty Valence (1962), Rio Bravo (1959), The Music Man (1962), Pinocchio (1940), Cinderella (1950), The Lion King (1994), White Christmas (1954), Sabrina (1954), Funny Face (1957), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Pulp Fiction (1994), Forrest Gump (1994)


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

Welcome to the site.      Here is my list of favorites;  I.e.  films I like to watch over and over again.     Of course this list is subject to change.

 

The Petrified Forest - Leslie Howard \ Bette Davis

It's Love I'm After - Leslie Howard \ Bette Davis

The Big Sleep - Bogart \ Bacall

My Man Godfrey - William Powell \ Carole Lombard

Out of the Past - Robert Mitchum \ Jane Greer

Only Angels Have Wings - Cary Grant \  Jean Arthur

The Maltase Falcon - Bogart \ Mary Astor

The Glass Key - Alan Ladd \ Veronica Lake

Double Indemnity - Barbara Stanwyck \ Fred MacMurray

Torrid Zone - James Cagney \ Ann Sheridan

Ah! I forgot about The Glass Key. It's also a favorite of mine. Margaret Hayes plays a character named Eloise Matthews which was my mother's name.



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Posted 28 August 2017 - 02:26 PM

1. Citizen Kane (1941)

2. Dr. Strangelove (1964)

3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

4. On the Waterfront (1954)

5. Casablanca (1942)

6. Paths of Glory (1957)

7. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

8. The Wild Bunch (1969)

9. The Conformist (1970)

10. Raging Bull (1980)

 


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:34 PM

1) Apocalypse Now

2) Taxi Driver

3) The Godfather Parts 1 & 2

4) Goodfellas

5) The Shining

6) Raging Bull

7) The Original Star Wars Trilogy

8) Dr. Strangelove

9) Chinatown

10) 2001: A Space Odyssey


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:28 PM

I'm sure this has been done before, but I just joined so here goes:

 

1. Casablanca

2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

3. Tombstone

4. The Usual Suspects

5. The Bourne Identity

6. Pelican Brief

7. Citizen Kane

8. Vertigo

9. The Year of Living Dangerously

10. Body Heat

 

Welcome to the site.      Here is my list of favorites;  I.e.  films I like to watch over and over again.     Of course this list is subject to change.

 

The Petrified Forest - Leslie Howard \ Bette Davis

It's Love I'm After - Leslie Howard \ Bette Davis

The Big Sleep - Bogart \ Bacall

My Man Godfrey - William Powell \ Carole Lombard

Out of the Past - Robert Mitchum \ Jane Greer

Only Angels Have Wings - Cary Grant \  Jean Arthur

The Maltase Falcon - Bogart \ Mary Astor

The Glass Key - Alan Ladd \ Veronica Lake

Double Indemnity - Barbara Stanwyck \ Fred MacMurray

Torrid Zone - James Cagney \ Ann Sheridan


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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:21 PM

I'm sure this has been done before, but I just joined so here goes:

 

1. Casablanca

2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

3. Tombstone

4. The Usual Suspects

5. The Bourne Identity

6. Pelican Brief

7. Citizen Kane

8. Vertigo

9. The Year of Living Dangerously

10. Body Heat


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