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I don't know any of the older ones.

1205 is The Killing of Sister George. Yes.

1206 is The Heartbreak Kid. Yes.

1207 is The Turning Point. No.

1208 is The Right Stuff. Yes.

1209 is My Cousin Vinny. Yes.

1210 is Minority Report. Yes.

I've seen at least five.

Re: Tom Cruise, it's easy for people around here to kick the more modern performers. I could just as easily say all of Errol Flynn's movies kind of run together for me, which I imagine would be more sacrilegious on this forum. I think the Mission: Impossible movies are just as strong, if not stronger, than the Daniel Craig Bond movies. Maybe the narratives aren't quite as strong, because I don't necessarily remember what's happened from movie to movie (I don't for Bond, either), but I don't know how important that is. Like Liam Neeson, he seems to have found his niche. I wish he would break out of his comfort zone more often. 

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16 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Re: Tom Cruise, it's easy for people around here to kick the more modern performers. I could just as easily say all of Errol Flynn's movies kind of run together for me, which I imagine would be more sacrilegious on this forum. I think the Mission: Impossible movies are just as strong, if not stronger, than the Daniel Craig Bond movies. Maybe the narratives aren't quite as strong, because I don't necessarily remember what's happened from movie to movie (I don't for Bond, either), but I don't know how important that is. Like Liam Neeson, he seems to have found his niche. I wish he would break out of his comfort zone more often. 

After I made my earlier comment about Cruise, I realized I have only ever enjoyed him when he ventured outside his comfort zone.

Movies like RAIN MAN, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY and MAGNOLIA-- he's great in those. But he clings to the blockbuster formula too much in his other projects and gets too repetitive for me to take him seriously.

I won't deny he's a star of the highest caliber. But there are other Hollywood stars I enjoy watching more, other stars who engage me more consistently because they vary their approach.

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1201. JUAREZ (1939) with Paul Muni.

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1202. WHITE CARGO (1942) with Hedy Lamarr.

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1203. THE LUCK OF THE IRISH (1948) with Cecil Kellaway & Tyrone Power.

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1204. 5 AGAINST THE HOUSE (1955) with Kerwin Mathews, Alvy Moore, Brian Keith, Kim Novak & Guy Madison.

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1205. THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (1968) with Susannah York & Beryl Reid.

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1206. THE HEARTBREAK KID (1972) with Eddie Albert, Audra Lindley, Cybill Shepherd & Charles Grodin.

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1207. THE TURNING POINT (1977) with Anne Bancroft & Shirley MacLaine.

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1208. THE RIGHT STUFF (1983) with Sam Shepard.

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1209. MY COUSIN VINNY (1992) with Marisa Tomei, Fred Gwynne & Joe Pesci.

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1210. MINORITY REPORT (2002) with Tom Cruise.

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15 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

Have you seen these classic films:

1211. 

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1212. 

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1213. 

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1214. 

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1215. 

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1216. 

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1217. 

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1218. 

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1219. 

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1220. 

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Not sure I've seen 1211 or 1212. I know haven't seen 1219.

1213, 1216, 1218 and 1220 are the best in the bunch for me. The rest are only so-so IMO.

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Ha ha ha I couldn't help but laugh at that still of Kirk Douglas terrorizing that poor little girl.

Boy, I don't know any of these black and white films. 1215 might be a Mr. Belvedere, but I really don't know.

1217 That splash of red hair makes me want to say Sweet Charity, which I've seen, but that does't really look like Shirley MacLaine to me.

1218 is The Longest Yard. No.

1219 is Do the Right Thing. I've seen enough to know the structure, especially the final section, but never all the way from start to finish, so no.

1220 is Casino. Yes.

So, only one I can absolutely confirm seeing! Which would be a new all-time low for me. But I'll wait for the others to be identified.

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5 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Ha ha ha I couldn't help but laugh at that still of Kirk Douglas terrorizing that poor little girl.

That poor girl is Christine Kaufmann, who would soon become Mrs. Tony Curtis.

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I used the Jean Arthur pic for the Meme game yesterday and someone thought she was tattooing the pig. Actually she's about to break open the piggy bank.

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4 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

That poor girl is Christine Kaufmann, who would soon become Mrs. Tony Curtis.

Ha ha ha not TOO soon, I hope! There are laws; there are conventions! (quoting Tony from Some Like It Hot). But I just read her imdb bio, and he started dating her when she was 16, apparently.

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7 minutes ago, sewhite2000 said:

Ha ha ha not TOO soon, I hope! There are laws; there are conventions! (quoting Tony from Some Like It Hot). But I just read her imdb bio, and he started dating her when she was 16, apparently.

I haven't read her bio...maybe I should! :) I know she costarred with Tony in one or two movies.

5 minutes ago, LsDoorMat said:

Is 1211 Easy Living?

Yes. Good job.

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1211. EASY LIVING (1937) with Jean Arthur and her piggy bank.

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1212. CONFIDENTIAL AGENT (1945) with Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer.

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1213. THE RED DANUBE (1949) with Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Ethel Barrymore & Janet Leigh.

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1214. THE OUTRIDERS (1950) with Joel McCrea, Claude Jarman & Arlene Dahl.

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1215. DREAMBOAT (1952) with Ginger Rogers & Clifton Webb.

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1216. TOWN WITHOUT PITY (1961) with Christine Kaufmann & Kirk Douglas.

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1217. SWEET CHARITY (1969) with Shirley MacLaine.

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1218. THE LONGEST YARD (1974) with Burt Reynolds.

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1219. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) with Spike Lee & Danny Aiello.

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1220. CASINO (1995) with Robert De Niro.

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I just like to add the 1974 original THE LONGEST YARD beats Adam Sandler's atrocious 2005 remake by a landslide (though the remake's one saving grace was casting the original star Burt Reynolds in the Michael Conrad role in the 2005 version).

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5 minutes ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

I just like to add the 1974 original THE LONGEST YARD beats Adam Sandler's atrocious 2005 remake by a landslide (though the remake's one saving grace was casting the original star Burt Reynolds in the Michael Conrad role in the 2005 version).

I haven't seen either version.

I think my favorite one in this group is DO THE RIGHT THING. When I was in film school during the mid-90s, I took a course called Race-Class-Gender. It was one of the most eye-opening courses I ever took. The professor was African American but he didn't choose only movies that featured black casts (because some weeks we were more focused on class economics or gender). But the week when he covered DO THE RIGHT THING, I learned so much and this film did become a favorite of mine. 

Of course we all knew in 1994 that Black Lives Mattered. We didn't need to wait till 2020 to be woke or have some slogan created that would be debated by both political sides.

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Think I've seen just about all of these except 1221 and 1223.

I've been overly hard on 1222 in recent years, but having rewatched it recently, it's actually a dang fine film, thanks to the acting of the two leads.

1227 is a pretty good action film thanks to Gene Hackman's amazing performance but I don't really find it all that award worthy (though it's hardly the first time I've disagreed with the Academy's choices).

1228, while Christopher Reeve wasn't exactly a favorite of mine (aside from the first two SUPERMAN movies), I thought he and Jane Seymour had great chemistry. The ending is both tragic yet still strangely happy.

1229....you couldn't pay me to sit through this film a second time.

The rest are all rather good.

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6 hours ago, Bethluvsfilms said:

Think I've seen just about all of these except 1221 and 1223.

I've been overly hard on 1222 in recent years, but having rewatched it recently, it's actually a dang fine film, thanks to the acting of the two leads.

1227 is a pretty good action film thanks to Gene Hackman's amazing performance but I don't really find it all that award worthy (though it's hardly the first time I've disagreed with the Academy's choices).

1228, while Christopher Reeve wasn't exactly a favorite of mine (aside from the first two SUPERMAN movies), I thought he and Jane Seymour had great chemistry. The ending is both tragic yet still strangely happy.

1229....you couldn't pay me to sit through this film a second time.

The rest are all rather good.

My favorite in this group is the one with Colbert-Fonda (1222). Though I must say the Harold Lloyd silent film has its moments too.

1223 is Sonja Henie's only film in Technicolor, made for an independent company after she left Fox. It's okay but not as good as her earlier vehicles. She would only make one more film after this. 

I just realized that the title is in the background of the photo for 1229. Oh well! :) 

I still haven't seen 1230. Sissy Spacek received an Oscar nomination.

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1230 - In the Bedroom (2001)

1229 - Waterboy (1998?) - My stepson talked like the water boy for months after he saw this.

1228 -  Somewhere in Time (1980)

1227 - French Connection (1971)

1226 Room at the Top (1959)

1225 - Lonely Hearts (1958)

1224 Anna Karenina (1948)

1223 - It's A Pleasure (1945)

1222 -  Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

1221 -  Speedy (1928)

Some are guesses, some I know. 

In bold are ones I've seen. 

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29 minutes ago, LsDoorMat said:

1230 - In the Bedroom (2001)

1229 - Waterboy (1998?) - My stepson talked like the water boy for months after he saw this.

1228 -  Somewhere in Time (1980)

1227 - French Connection (1971)

1226 Room at the Top (1959)

1225 - Lonely Hearts (1958)

1224 Anna Karenina (1948)

1223 - It's A Pleasure (1945)

1222 -  Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

1221 -  Speedy (1928)

Some are guesses, some I know. 

In bold are ones I've seen. 

You have them all correct except one. 

Did you enjoy SOMEWHERE IN TIME?

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8 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

You have them all correct except one. 

Did you enjoy SOMEWHERE IN TIME?

I love that film. I saw one version once with an alternate ending and I haven't seen it since. I wish Christopher Reeves' method of time travel worked, I have some things to straighten out. But then if everybody could do that what kind of present would I return to? 

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1221. SPEEDY (1928) with Harold Lloyd and an unlucky passenger.

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1222. DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK (1939) with Claudette Colbert & Henry Fonda.

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1223. IT’S A PLEASURE (1945) with Sonja Henie.

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1224. ANNA KARENINA (1948) with Kieron Moore & Vivien Leigh.

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1225. LONELYHEARTS (1958) with Maureen Stapleton & Montgomery Clift.

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1226. SUMMER AND SMOKE (1961) with Geraldine Page & Laurence Harvey.

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1227. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) with Gene Hackman.

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1228. SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980) with Jane Seymour & Christopher Reeve.

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1229. THE WATERBOY (1998) with Adam Sandler.

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1230. IN THE BEDROOM (2001) with Tom Wilkinson & Sissy Spacek.

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