Drop everything & Watch

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Bruce Wayne, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    We all have a movie or two that we don't go out of our way to look for on television, but, when we find it no matter what we are doing short of putting out a fire or brain surgery we stop everything & watch the movie. For me, that movie would be Contact with Jodie Foster. It's just such a neat movie that is so rarely on anymore.

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    Charlie
     
  2. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    For me, there are a number of movies that fit your criteria. At the moment, I'd have to go with The Big Lebowski. The silly thing is, I have a fairly sizeable DVD/Blu-Ray collection, so I could watch my favorite movies any time I want to. And yet, much of the time I watch them simply because I stumbled across them while channel surfing. :eusa_doh:
     
  3. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    The Shawshank Redemption
    Seen it about 100 times and actually avoid it if I catch it on tv because I can't do anything but sit down and watch it.
     
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  4. The Good

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    For me, it has almost always been The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, any of The Man With No Name movies, or just about any of the James Bond movies. At the time, it depends on how busy I may be, but I would most likely watch one of these films if they are playing. I don't watch TV much, and normally see these during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
     
  5. dhermann1

    dhermann1 I'll Lock Up

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    Have to confess, The Godfather, I and II. And I guess III also.
    Several others, mostly Thin Man, and Spencer Tracy, any Jean Harlow, Gable. etc.
     
  6. Sharpsburg

    Sharpsburg One of the Regulars

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    I could sit and watch the entire A Christmas Story marathon beginning to end! It is infectious. I typically just click to it every so often and never fail to hit upon one brilliant scene or another, completely at random!

    Sharpsburg
     
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  8. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

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    Great Balls of Fire
    Pride of the Yankees
    The Man Who Would Be King
    Zulu
    Legends of the Fall
    The Beast
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Goodbye Mr. Chips (the Robert Donat version)
    Les Miserables (the 1935 version with Charles Laughton)
    The Duellists
    Mississippi Burning

    Probably others as well. Good thing most of these don't show up on the tube very often.
     
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  9. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Too many to count, probably.

    The Money Pit
    Laura
    State Fair
    Space Balls
    Rio Bravo
     
  10. Gingerella72

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    I'm embarrassed to say that for me, it's "Overboard" with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. ;)

    Tommy Boy is a close second, ha.
     
  11. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Yes, this is one of the things about a drop everything & watch movie. You have it in your collection & can watch it anytime you'd like, but you will stop & watch it on TV even if it is halfway over.
     
  12. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Those are also on my list. lol
     
  13. rjb1

    rjb1 Practically Family

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    For me:
    "Band of Brothers"
    "Godfather I &II"
    "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy
    "Battleground"
    For these and some others, as my brother and I say, "If it's on, you watch it.".
     
  14. skyvue

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    Intriguing to see so few pre-1970s films cited here. A love of classic cinema is mostly what inspired my interest in vintage clothes, furniture, housewares, music, etc., but it seems plenty of folks here are into vintage without being as fond of old movies.
     
  15. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    As far as classics go, these came to mind first:

    Bad Day at Black Rock
    12 Angry Men
    It’s A Wonderful Life
    Harvey
    The Ox-Bow Incident

    As far as old but not quite classics, I can't seem to turn of anything with Roy Scheider in it. Blue Thunder and The Seven-Ups are a couple of my favorites of his.

    As for recent, every time John Carter shows up on cable, I can't seem to turn it off or walk away.
     
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  16. Ooohhh... Rio Bravo. Definitely one of mine along with its reinvention---Eldorado. The scene with Stumpy and the dynamite was hilarious. lol lol
    Also on my list:
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly---with the restored scenes.
    For a Few Dollars More
    A Fist full of Dollars
    Duck You Sucker lol lol
    Ok, so I am into westerns....:p
    Add to that:
    Army of Darkness
    Any Lee Van Cleef Western---especially Sabata.:p
     
  17. LocktownDog

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    Lonesome Dove
    Night At The Opera
    Quiet Man
     
  18. rjb1

    rjb1 Practically Family

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    Definitely agree on "Rio Bravo"... If I had a dollar for every time I have seen that, or a fraction of it, I could buy Stumpy some false teeth - even at today's prices.
    Can't get interested in "Twelve Angry Men" anymore. We have seen too many real trials these days and the idea of a juror introducing evidence himself to get the defendant off just kills the whole plot. Instant mistrial...
     
  19. lol lol lol Join the club.
     
  20. jthix

    jthix New in Town

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    As many have previously said, Rio Bravo is definitely one of these types of movies.

    Also probably The Shawshank Redemption - AMC and TNT always seem to be playing it and whenever it comes one, you just have to watch it. The Green Mile is another one.

    One I haven't seen mentioned: Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. Caught that one on TV just as it was starting, real late at night. Thought I was about to go to bed, but nope, had to stay up until 2 am to watch this movie.
     

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