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biba
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 12:34:04 PM

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Hi! We'll be having long weekend due to Holiday. We're planning to watch movies at home. Can you please share your top 10 all time favorite movies? I'm into True to Life films. :) Thank you in advance!

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hedy mmm
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:40:00 PM

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Hi biba,

These are my family's favorites but not all are 'True to life', I've also included the ratings. I suggest you peruse Google, to see if they suit you.
I have a library of books & movies, both collector's items and/or classics...sometimes the book is better than the movie, for eg., 'Outbreak', 'Diary of Anne Frank, 'Hunt for Red October'...and of course 'The Passion'...for obvious reasons!
Happy viewing!

'Hunt for Red October' (1990) with Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin & James Earl Jones (Rated PG)
'Diary of Anne Frank' (1959) (Rated PG13)
'Mr. Holland's Opus' (1995) with Richard Dreyfuss & Olympia Dukakis (Rated PG) "Great for the whole family!"
'Miracle Worker' (1962, 1979, 2000) Patty Duke in first movie (Rated PG13)
'My Cousin Vinnie' (1992) with Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio & Marisa Tormei (Rated R)
'Young Sherlock Holmes' (1995) (Rated PG13)
'Sneakers' (1985) starring Robert Redford, Dan Akroyd, Ben Kingsley, Sidney Poitier (Rated PG13)
'Outbreak' (1997) starring Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman & Rene Russo (Rated R)
'The Conspiracy Theory' (1997) with Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts (Rated R)

Particularly for Kids
*'Free Willy' (1993) About a killer whale (Rated PG)
*'Babe' (1985) About a pig (Rated PG)
*'Max' (1985) About a dog (Rated PG)
*PLEASE NOTE: I believe PG13 is given as a rating to make more inticing, when they should be rated G!

Because of the season (and your tagline) this is by far, to me, one of the best movies ever made. A bit brutally violent, but worth it!
'The Passion of the Christ' (2004) Mel Gibson's movie with Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ (Rated R)
hedy

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coag
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:08:44 PM

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The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980, SA, comedy, PG)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, US, sci-fi, PG)

hedy mmm's advice applies here too-- check the Internet to see if these movies suit you.
hedy mmm
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:03:21 PM

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Yes, coag, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, US, sci-fi, PG) was a favorite! I haven't seen your other recommendation...
Thanks, hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
coag
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 12:04:06 AM

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Hello hedy mmm,

I haven't seen a couple of movies from your list. I'll watch Sneakers tonight.

Regards,

coag
hedy mmm
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 12:38:10 PM

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Hi coag,
You're gonna love it...
River Phoenix was also in that movie...sadly his demise by his own hand, such a talented actor.
Ben Kingsley, an accomplished actor, is also part of the cast...one of my favorites...guess I have a few favorites!
Report back...

hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 1:17:51 PM

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I found "The Gods Must Be Crazy" hilarious - though it does have a more serious side.

It may be difficult for some to grasp (or even see all the humour) because it requires a basic understanding of the Bushman tribe's philosophy, which is counter-intuitive when you have grown up in a competitive society.
The idea is that, if you make or find something useful, you use it.
Then you leave it somewhere that others can find it and use it if they need to. It isn't yours. It belongs to anyone who needs it, just for as long as they need it.
When they have finished using it, they leave it for anyone else to pick up.
There is no theft. The only crime is hanging on to something and hiding it when you don't need it.

It can create some very funny situations.

With a star named Nǃxau ǂToma, it's wasn't originally a mainstream film, but it spread - and led to three sequels.

A trailer.


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whatson
Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 1:29:40 PM
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058715/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_34

Don't forget to read USER REVIEWS.

I am a lay-about.
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:22:28 AM

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What about "Sound of Music", hedy mmm?


Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
coag
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:02:39 AM

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hedy mmm wrote:
Hi coag,
You're gonna love it...
River Phoenix was also in that movie...sadly his demise by his own hand, such a talented actor.
Ben Kingsley, an accomplished actor, is also part of the cast...one of my favorites...guess I have a few favorites!
Report back...
hedy

Hello hedy mmm,

I enjoyed Sneakers. Thanks for mentioning the movie

I had not known anything about River Phoenix. I read on the Internet that he died of a drug overdose at the age of 23 and that he was Joaquin Phoenix's brother. He appeared in the movie Running on Empty, but I did not remember him from that movie.

As far as your favorite actors are concerned, I would expect that, as a woman, you mention Robert Redford in the first place.

My favorite actor, that is actress, in the movie, is Mary McDonnell. I had never heard of her, I don't remember her from any other movie, but she is a beautiful woman. It was funny when she said: "I'm an excellent marksman. Woman." (0:37 into this video) In a life-and-death situation, she cared to use the gender-correct term.

Have a nice weekend.

coag
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 6:03:41 AM

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Just to add some to the list...

Gandhi
Schindler's Liost
Arabian Lawrence
On The Waterfront
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Saving Private Ryan
Patton
...


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
hedy mmm
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 10:55:37 AM

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Hi coag,,

I'm glad you enjoyed 'Sneakers'. It is one of my favorites...I thought movie viewers knew about River Phoenix, a much better actor than his brother Joaquin Phoenix', in my estimation. My choice of movies, obviously are of intrigue, mystery, not horror, cursing or X rated...just not my bag...

As far as my favorite actors...definetly NOT Robert Redford! I don't like pretty boys...brains & brawn is what attracts me...
Mary McDonnell is also a favorite, and like her "I'm an excellent marksman." but I wouldn't add 'woman'...it's not necessary. The word 'marksman' it has nothing to do with gender. I AM a marksman, a sharpshooter to boot...you'd know I was a woman just to look at me...that's good enough!

To answer Ashwin Joshi's question about the movie 'Sound of Music'. Julie Andrews fell out of grace with me when, in an interview, she regretted making the movie, because she played a 'goodie two shoes' and she stated that it was out of her character, she said she'd rather play the opposite roll...so, NO it is not a favorite...sorry!

Have a nice weekend.

hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
whatson
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:52:09 AM
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hedy mmm wrote:

...she said she'd rather play the opposite roll...



Rolls are buttered, roles are played...

(Had to correct this without delay,
so that Learners woudn't be confused.)


I am a lay-about.
TMe
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:45:29 PM

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hedy mmm, rolls or roles? Typo or a new word?

I am a layman.
TMe
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 12:47:06 PM

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What about 'Silence of the Lambs' and 'Guns of Navarone' and Indian feature film 'Mughal-e-Azam'?

Hi JJ sir, Gandhi and Schindler's List' though are good movies but these aren't worth amongst the ten top movies to be enjoyed during long weekend.

In spite of hedy mam's antipathy, for her own beautiful reason, I would still prefer 'Sound of Music'
What are your views about the movies 'The Shape of Water" and 'Murder on Orient Express'.

I am a layman.
hedy mmm
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:22:33 PM

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hedy mmm wrote:
...she said she'd rather play the opposite roll...

whatson wrote:
Rolls are buttered, roles are played...
(Had to correct this without delay, so that Learners woudn't be confused.)


Eeek! Brick wall thank you whatson...I should've known better, guess I was on a roll, or role, or....(come on, help me here!) d'oh! d'oh!
All kidding aside...you are so right...we teachers have to be responsible for what we teach!

Thank you,
hedy

"God graced us with today....don't waste it." hedy
TMe
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 10:19:38 AM

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Hi biba, next weekend try Ben-Hur.

I am a layman.
biba
Posted: Monday, April 2, 2018 1:25:08 PM

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Thank you hedy mmm. I've watched Miracle Worker, Free Willy, Outbreak and The Passion of the Christ and I loved them.

I remember I watched E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and it was a very touching film. Thank you Coag.

JJ, your list is interesting. Schindler's List is one of the movies I want to watch. Thank you.

TMe, thank you. I will definitely watch Ben-Hur.

I am so much overwhelmed by your responses. Thank you everyone! I searched the movies I want to watch and I came up with a long list. Maybe you have watched most of them?

Dallas Buyer's Club
Lone Survivor
Saving Mr. Banks
Fruitvale Station
The Frozen Ground
Lee Daniel's The Butler
Belle (2013)
Devil's Knot
The Invinsible Woman
Wish (2013)
The German Doctor
Decoding Annie Parker
Louder than Words
Reaching for the Moon
Abuse of Weakness
11.6
The Kiss of a Killer
Han Gong-Ju
Sorrow & Joy
The Imitation Game
Life is Beautiful
The Social Network
Hidden Figures (2016)
Out of Africa (1985)
Capote (2005)
United 93 (2006)
Zodiac (2007)
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Argo (2012)
Siddharth
Nepravdepodobna Romance
Bank Lady
Fighting for Freedom
El Regreso
Schindler's List (1993)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Hachi: A Dog's Tale
Into the Wild
The Queen (2006)
Gandhi (1982)
Secretariat (2010)
Norma Rae (1979)
Angela's Ashes (1999)
Girl Interrupted (1999)


“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” -John 20:29
Lotje1000
Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 2:35:26 AM

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Hi biba

I watched Lee Daniel's The Butler not too long ago and I definitely recommend it. I feel it manages to let you view the world through a variety of perspectives, some you might not have considered, and it does so without judgment. You might not agree with everyone's opinions but you do understand where they're all coming from.

I know you asked for movie recommendations, but if you enjoy watching The Queen, then I recommend you try the series The Crown.
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