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    This is a trickier one for me because I certainly wouldn’t call myself a film buff. It’s not very often that I watch one but I’ve given it a go.

    Again, in no particular order:


    The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

    Blade Runner

    Twelve Angry Men

    The Life Of Brian

    Raiders Of The Lost Ark

    True Grit (the original)

    North By Northwest

    A Shot In The Dark

    Rear Window

    Dracula (the original)

    The Silence Of The Lambs

    Citizen Cain

    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    The Thing (the original)

    The Lord Of The Rings (I’ll go for The Fellowship Of The Ring)

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Planes, Trains And Automobiles

    Nosteratu

    Sunset Boulevard

    Jaws
    Regards

    Sir Herlock Sholmes.

    “A house of delusions is cheap to build but draughty to live in.”

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    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
    This is a trickier one for me because I certainly wouldn’t call myself a film buff. It’s not very often that I watch one but I’ve given it a go.

    Again, in no particular order:


    The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

    Blade Runner

    Twelve Angry Men

    The Life Of Brian

    Raiders Of The Lost Ark

    True Grit (the original)

    North By Northwest

    A Shot In The Dark

    Rear Window

    Dracula (the original)

    The Silence Of The Lambs

    Citizen Cain

    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

    The Thing (the original)

    The Lord Of The Rings (I’ll go for The Fellowship Of The Ring)

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    Planes, Trains And Automobiles

    Nosteratu

    Sunset Boulevard

    Jaws
    Yeah, this is trickier Herlock as it depends on what mood I'm in.

    I concur with three of your choices as follows:

    Jaws
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
    The Life of Brian

    and add.....

    Stagecoach
    Christiane F
    Harold and Maude
    Wings of Desire
    Zoolander
    Bowfinger
    Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
    The Man Who Fell To Earth
    All About Eve
    Kickass
    Kind Hearts And Coronets
    Sunday In New York
    Alien
    Terminator

    I love a good Christmas film too, so I've got to include:

    Muppet's Christmas Carol
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Elf

    The lineup would probably look different if I did this again tomorrow though!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

      Yeah, this is trickier Herlock as it depends on what mood I'm in.

      I concur with three of your choices as follows:

      Jaws
      The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
      The Life of Brian

      and add.....

      Stagecoach
      Christiane F
      Harold and Maude
      Wings of Desire
      Zoolander
      Bowfinger
      Whatever Happened to Baby Jane
      The Man Who Fell To Earth
      All About Eve
      Kickass
      Kind Hearts And Coronets
      Sunday In New York
      Alien
      Terminator

      I love a good Christmas film too, so I've got to include:

      Muppet's Christmas Carol
      It's a Wonderful Life
      Elf

      The lineup would probably look different if I did this again tomorrow though!
      I’ve only seen 10 of the 20 but that’s pretty high for me. I’ve heard lots of people mention Zoolander for example but I’ve never seen it. I’m going to have to watch it on the grounds that there must be reasons that so many people like it. I was thinking of watching Wings Of Desire a couple of weeks ago but ended up watching something else. I know what you mean about mood though. It’s strange but I have to be in the mood just to watch a film in the first place.
      Regards

      Sir Herlock Sholmes.

      “A house of delusions is cheap to build but draughty to live in.”

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

        I’ve only seen 10 of the 20 but that’s pretty high for me. I’ve heard lots of people mention Zoolander for example but I’ve never seen it. I’m going to have to watch it on the grounds that there must be reasons that so many people like it. I was thinking of watching Wings Of Desire a couple of weeks ago but ended up watching something else. I know what you mean about mood though. It’s strange but I have to be in the mood just to watch a film in the first place.
        Yeah, sometimes I just don't have the attention span to sit down and watch a movie.

        It's great on a rainy evening with a bottle of wine and some nibbles though!

        Zoolander is silly and funny and never fails to make me laugh.

        Wings of Desire involves Peter Falk, Nick Cave and Berlin. Three of my favourite things!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

          Yeah, sometimes I just don't have the attention span to sit down and watch a movie.

          It's great on a rainy evening with a bottle of wine and some nibbles though!

          Zoolander is silly and funny and never fails to make me laugh.

          Wings of Desire involves Peter Falk, Nick Cave and Berlin. Three of my favourite things!
          I’ve probably missed out on loads of great films just because they don’t sound interesting to me and so I can’t persuade myself to watch them. For years my friend kept telling me to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles but I held off because I just didn’t think I’d like it and here it is on my top twenty list.
          Regards

          Sir Herlock Sholmes.

          “A house of delusions is cheap to build but draughty to live in.”

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post

            I’ve probably missed out on loads of great films just because they don’t sound interesting to me and so I can’t persuade myself to watch them. For years my friend kept telling me to watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles but I held off because I just didn’t think I’d like it and here it is on my top twenty list.
            I'd say you owe your friend a pint for introducing you to that classic Herlock!

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            • #7
              I am embarrassed to say that one of my favorite movies is Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. It is a silly stoner movie with low brow humor and a sophomoric plot. You won't find it on the list of The American Film Institute's greatest movies of all time. But what the hey. I am a simple man. It makes me laugh.

              c.d.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ms Diddles View Post

                I'd say you owe your friend a pint for introducing you to that classic Herlock!
                Sadly he’s no longer with us Ms D but you’re certainly right.
                Regards

                Sir Herlock Sholmes.

                “A house of delusions is cheap to build but draughty to live in.”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by c.d. View Post
                  I am embarrassed to say that one of my favorite movies is Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. It is a silly stoner movie with low brow humor and a sophomoric plot. You won't find it on the list of The American Film Institute's greatest movies of all time. But what the hey. I am a simple man. It makes me laugh.

                  c.d.
                  Funny is funny c.d. I often think that there’s as much snobbery about comedy as there is about art.
                  Regards

                  Sir Herlock Sholmes.

                  “A house of delusions is cheap to build but draughty to live in.”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
                    This is a trickier one for me because I certainly wouldn’t call myself a film buff. It’s not very often that I watch one but I’ve given it a go.

                    Again, in no particular order:


                    The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes

                    Blade Runner

                    Twelve Angry Men

                    The Life Of Brian

                    Raiders Of The Lost Ark

                    True Grit (the original)

                    North By Northwest

                    A Shot In The Dark

                    Rear Window

                    Dracula (the original)

                    The Silence Of The Lambs

                    Citizen Cain

                    The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

                    The Thing (the original)

                    The Lord Of The Rings (I’ll go for The Fellowship Of The Ring)

                    2001: A Space Odyssey

                    Planes, Trains And Automobiles

                    Nosteratu

                    Sunset Boulevard

                    Jaws
                    Hi great list. Mine would be.

                    The Godfather
                    The Professionals (60s western)
                    The Devil Rides Out (fav Hammer film)
                    The Swimmer
                    The French Connection
                    The Dirty Dozen
                    HMSS (first Bond at the pictures)
                    For a Few Dollars More
                    Magnum Force
                    Blazing Saddles

                    Ask tomorrow probably 5/6 changed. Noticed they are all from the 60/70s showing my age.
                    George B

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Georgeb View Post

                      Hi great list. Mine would be.

                      The Godfather
                      The Professionals (60s western)
                      The Devil Rides Out (fav Hammer film)
                      The Swimmer
                      The French Connection
                      The Dirty Dozen
                      HMSS (first Bond at the pictures)
                      For a Few Dollars More
                      Magnum Force
                      Blazing Saddles

                      Ask tomorrow probably 5/6 changed. Noticed they are all from the 60/70s showing my age.
                      Some classics there that could easily have made my list George. I remember seeing Blazing Saddles as the support movie when I went to see Monty Python’s Holy Grail. I hadn’t heard of The Professionals or The Swimmer (both Burt Lancaster) They’ll have to go on my ‘to check out’ list. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service gets a bit of stick because some people didn’t like George Lazenby but it stands up well against other Bond films. I think that it might have been more highly rated if Connery had been in it?
                      Regards

                      Sir Herlock Sholmes.

                      “A house of delusions is cheap to build but draughty to live in.”

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                      • #12

                        Again in no particular order

                        The Lord of the rings trilogy
                        Gladiator
                        2001
                        Jaws
                        Close encounters of the third kind
                        Vertigo
                        Rear window
                        The thirty nine steps
                        12 angry men
                        Double indemnity
                        African queen
                        The incredible shrinking man
                        Strangers on a train
                        Terminator 2
                        Airplane
                        Dark Star
                        1984
                        The Lady Vanishes
                        Dr Strangelove
                        Saving Private Ryan

                        and

                        Raiders of the Lost ark, 1 and 3
                        Both Blade Runners

                        Last edited by String; 06-09-2024, 11:53 PM.

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                        • #13
                          The American Film Institute's top 100 movies of all time:

                          AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition is an updated edition to AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies, a list of the top 100 greatest American films of all time. Honoring the 10th anniversary of this award-winning series, a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians determined that CITIZEN KANE remained the greatest movie of all time. The television special AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition originally aired June 20, 2007 on CBS.


                          It says 10th anniversary edition but I am not sure what year this if from.

                          c.d.

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                          • #14
                            Only top twenty meant leaving out some favourites, but staying within the rules:

                            Jeremiah Johnston
                            Hombre
                            The Outlaw Josey Wales
                            The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
                            For a Few Dollar More
                            Lawrence of Arabia - The Restoration
                            Kingdom of Heaven
                            The English Patient
                            Dances with Wolves
                            The Lighthorsemen
                            Predator
                            Million Dollar Baby
                            Cinderella Man
                            The Road to Perdition
                            Sweeney Todd
                            Collateral
                            Bladerunner
                            Sophie's Choice
                            Gallipoli
                            Enemy at the Gates

                            Cheers, George
                            It's sad that governments are chiefed by the double tongues. There is iron in your words of death for all Comanche to see, and so there is iron in your words of life. It shall be life. - Ten Bears

                            All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. - Bladerunner

                            ​Disagreeing doesn't have to be disagreeable - Jeff Hamm

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                            • #15
                              Here we go. In no particular order and leaving out some goodies.

                              The Sting
                              Rear Window
                              Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
                              North By Northwest
                              The Outlaw Josey Wales
                              Singin' In The Rain
                              Where Eagles Dare
                              A Man For All Seasons
                              To Kill A Mockingbird
                              Die Hard
                              Arsenic And Old Lace
                              The Court Jester
                              Casablanca
                              Rio Bravo
                              Dirty Harry
                              The Searchers
                              Raiders Of The Lost Ark
                              The Great Escape
                              Mississippi Burning
                              GWTW
                              Why a four-year-old child could understand this report! Run out and find me a four-year-old child, I can't make head or tail of it.

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