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    (Bully13 Thread Hijack) 20 films you'd take to a desert island...

    This is just as tough a topic as the music thread (at least for me), which is why I could never stop at 3 (sorry, Bully13).....it'd be damn near impossible to make any cut off, but I'll try it at 20, so here goes for me:

    (in no particular order)

    Clerks.
    Alien
    Pulp Fiction
    Blade Runner
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    Taxi Driver
    Closer
    Predator
    The Godfather pt. 2
    The Thing
    Se7en
    Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein
    E.T. (The Extraterrestrial)
    Beetlejuice
    Trainspotting
    Goodfellas
    The Goonies
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks (a Disney live-action classic!)
    Jurassic Park


    After great thought, these are the five that just barely didn't make the cut (but that could obviously change depending on mood):

    Labyrinth
    The Deer Hunter
    The Breakfast Club
    Ghostbusters
    Heat
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    Well shit...since I can't edit thread titles...here we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeardoMSU View Post
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks
    Dude. Holy balls. I'll try to substantively reply to your question later, but I just had to chime in with immediate props for this entry. You're the only other adult with whom I've conversed that's heard of this film, let alone experienced its glory. Tally ho, Beardo!

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    20? You are just trying to kill people....

    Rear Window
    The Dirty Dozen
    It?s a Wonderful Life
    Shawshank Redemption
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Castaway
    Animal House
    Blues Brothers
    Caddyshack
    Saving Private Ryan
    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Dazed and Confused
    The Breakdast Club
    Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
    Silverado

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    Godfather 1,2
    Shawshenk
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Devil's advocate
    Saving private Ryan
    Where the buffalo roam
    Pulp fiction
    Lord of the rings
    Several star wars movies
    Wonderful life
    More hobbit movies
    Terminator movies

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunswickDawg View Post
    20? You are just trying to kill people....
    Lol, not my intention. 20 was just the minimum I could cut it down to, tbh. If some people are ok with 3, so be it.

    Good list, btw. I like Hitchcock represented in there, too.
    I obviously made my choices based on nostalgia, rather than filling a "greatest all time" list, though I think many of mine would be on such a list.

    I didn't think about condensing some franchises into a single movie, which makes sense. I'd definitely like to have all 3 original Indian Jones and Star Wars, as well as Godfather I and II. Also, tack Clerks. II onto Clerks. I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prediction? Pain. View Post
    Dude. Holy balls. I'll try to substantively reply to your question later, but I just had to chime in with immediate props for this entry. You're the only other adult with whom I've conversed that's heard of this film, let alone experienced its glory. Tally ho, Beardo!
    I know, man, definitely one of the best children movies of all time. There is so much good stuff in that flick.

    #TregunaMekoidesTrecorumSatisDee

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    The Big Lebowski
    The Third Man
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Dr. Strangelove
    A Hard Day's Night
    The Longest Day
    Citizen Kane
    The Great Escape
    The Star Wars Trilogy
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    12 Angry Men
    Harvey
    Duck Soup
    Pulp Fiction
    Brazil
    Rear Window
    Dazed and Confused
    Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii

    I figured I'd have trouble thinking of 20 I really liked enough for multiple repeated viewings to include in this discussion. I was way off. Others that didn't make the cut but crossed my mind while typing this list:

    The Point (animated version of Nilsson's awesome early-70s album)
    Paths of Glory
    Rope
    Glory
    Clerks
    Slacker
    The Professional
    Die Hard
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    I'll add a few of those Monty python movies in the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunswickDawg View Post
    20? You are just trying to kill people....

    Rear Window
    The Dirty Dozen
    It?s a Wonderful Life
    Shawshank Redemption
    Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Castaway
    Animal House
    Blues Brothers
    Caddyshack
    Saving Private Ryan
    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Dazed and Confused
    The Breakdast Club
    Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
    Silverado
    Wow good choices.

    Mine
    The Right Stuff.
    The Longest Day
    The Bridge Too Far
    Tora Tora Tora
    Midway
    Helicopter Scene from Apocalypse Now
    The Green Berets
    Battleground
    North by Northwest
    and every other nonlisted John Wayne Movie I can Fit in

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    Does Band of Brothers and Lonesome Dove count as two movies or 15?

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    Quote Originally Posted by viverlibre View Post
    Does Band of Brothers and Lonesome Dove count as two movies or 15?
    Hmm nope but good try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    Wow good choices.

    Mine
    The Right Stuff.
    The Longest Day
    The Bridge Too Far
    Tora Tora Tora
    Midway
    Helicopter Scene from Apocalypse Now
    The Green Berets
    Battleground
    North by Northwest
    and every other nonlisted John Wayne Movie I can Fit in
    Favorite John Wayne movies are The Cowboys and The Shootist

    I?m really impressed with the guys who have The Longest Day on the list - it barely missed my list. True story - my grandfather won a big poker pot the night before D-Day - just like the guy in the movie. He sent the money home. When he got back from the war, his cousin picked him up in a nice used convertible. His cousin had saved the money, invested it a little, and then bought the car for him as a homecoming surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bully13 View Post
    I'll add a few of those Monty python movies in the mix.
    Great call. In hindsight, I have no idea how i could leave a Monty Python movie off a list of movies meant to be watched repeatedly.

    I'll gladly fudge a bit and call the Star Wars trilogy one movie if I get to add Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunswickDawg View Post
    Favorite John Wayne movies are The Cowboys and The Shootist

    I?m really impressed with the guys who have The Longest Day on the list - it barely missed my list. True story - my grandfather won a big poker pot the night before D-Day - just like the guy in the movie. He sent the money home. When he got back from the war, his cousin picked him up in a nice used convertible. His cousin had saved the money, invested it a little, and then bought the car for him as a homecoming surprise.
    Great story about your grandad. Did he dig the ride?

    The Longest Day has been one of my favorite movies since the day I first saw back when I was in junior high. It doesn't have the visceral effect of more recent quality war films like Saving Private Ryan, but otherwise it pretty much hits every other note that a WWII movie should hit. Great cast, well directed, visually striking, informative, action packed, doesn't ham up the Axis, allows for humor amid the chaos, and poignantly touches on both the sacrifice of troops and the tragedy of war itself. All time classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunswickDawg View Post
    Favorite John Wayne movies are The Cowboys and The Shootist

    I?m really impressed with the guys who have The Longest Day on the list - it barely missed my list. True story - my grandfather won a big poker pot the night before D-Day - just like the guy in the movie. He sent the money home. When he got back from the war, his cousin picked him up in a nice used convertible. His cousin had saved the money, invested it a little, and then bought the car for him as a homecoming surprise.
    So you like to see John Wayne getting killed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    So you like to see John Wayne getting killed?
    Lol - no, if it were about him dying I would have listed The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Another excellent film, but I consider it a Jimmy Stewart movie and not a John Wayne film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrunswickDawg View Post
    Lol - no, if it were about him dying I would have listed The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. Another excellent film, but I consider it a Jimmy Stewart movie and not a John Wayne film.
    He died of old age in Liberty. Lee Marvin was killed n that one. He (Wayne) was killed also in Sands of Iwo Jima, the Alamo another one I can't remember/ A film of his with Lee Marvin called Donovans Reef is great. Add The big Red One and Bullitt to my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prediction? Pain. View Post
    Great call. In hindsight, I have no idea how i could leave a Monty Python movie off a list of movies meant to be watched repeatedly.

    I'll gladly fudge a bit and call the Star Wars trilogy one movie if I get to add Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
    Holy Grail, Meaning of Life, and Life of Brian are all repeat viewing candidates, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parabrave View Post
    He died of old age in Liberty. Lee Marvin was killed n that one. He (Wayne) was killed also in Sands of Iwo Jima, the Alamo another one I can't remember/ A film of his with Lee Marvin called Donovans Reef is great. Add The big Red One and Bullitt to my list.
    I was raised on Lee Marvin. He is so revered by my Dad, he believes he isn?t dead and is living on the island of missing legends with Elvis. Great actor.

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