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  • Touch of Evil

    6 10.91%
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    25 45.45%
  • Casablanca

    17 30.91%
  • The Godfather

    22 40.00%
  • The Seventh Seal

    6 10.91%
  • Vertigo

    12 21.82%
  • Annie Hall

    6 10.91%
  • The Apartment

    5 9.09%
  • Saving Private Ryan

    10 18.18%
  • 6 10.91%
  • Chinatown

    9 16.36%
  • Raging Bull

    6 10.91%
  • Lawrence of Arabia

    19 34.55%
  • The Rules of the Game

    3 5.45%
  • The Seven Samurai

    17 30.91%
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    Look I get it, it's not an all encompassing list, but get over it. It's only 15 slots. Try and only vote for 3.
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    I'm not much of a movie watcher. I saw about ½ of these so many years ago that I'm not sure what they were about or whether I liked them. I'm mostly into spending my free time reading and listening to music. Movies take too much time and I rarely remember what they were about the following morning.

    Casablanca was an old Clark Gable movie? I saw those on TV when I was a kid. I liked watching those old b/w movies. I think I likely saw The Godfather in the '70s. Al Pacino? I think it was pretty good. Seventh Seal and Vertigo: both Hitchcock? I like Hitchcock and have watched most, I think. Annie Hall is Woody Allen. I think I liked it. I sort of liked those subtle, quiet psychological comedies he did then. The Apartment? Was that a horror? If so, I think I saw it and I think it was good. Saving Private Ryan: Goldie Hawn? If so, I liked it. 8½? That doesn't sound familiar. Chinatown? Another Woody Allen? Something tells me I saw it and it was good, but I don't recall what it was about. Gangsters, maybe? I think I liked it. Raging Bull: Sylvester Stallone? It was a boxing film and I'm sure I liked it. Lawrence of Arabia is another one from my childhood, but I also saw a colourized version in the cinema in the '70s, I think. A classic. Rules of the Game means nothing to me. I doubt if I ever saw it or even heard of it. The Seven Samurai is a classic Toshiro Mifune film by Akira Kurosawa. I liked it a lot. It was based on a classic western, the name of which I forgot. I really like Toshiro Mifune and have seen a lot of his films and also Kurosawa's.

    I wonder if I can watch any of these films for free online? I don't pay for media, unless I want to own it (eg., classical CDs, my DVD set of Have Gun Will Travel). I know the public library has a fair number of movies on DVD, but I also have a smart TV, so I should be able to get free films that way, non?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brotagonist View Post
    I'm not much of a movie watcher. I saw about ½ of these so many years ago that I'm not sure what they were about or whether I liked them. I'm mostly into spending my free time reading and listening to music. Movies take too much time and I rarely remember what they were about the following morning.

    Casablanca was an old Clark Gable movie? I saw those on TV when I was a kid. I liked watching those old b/w movies. I think I likely saw The Godfather in the '70s. Al Pacino? I think it was pretty good. Seventh Seal and Vertigo: both Hitchcock? I like Hitchcock and have watched most, I think. Annie Hall is Woody Allen. I think I liked it. I sort of liked those subtle, quiet psychological comedies he did then. The Apartment? Was that a horror? If so, I think I saw it and I think it was good. Saving Private Ryan: Goldie Hawn? If so, I liked it. 8½? That doesn't sound familiar. Chinatown? Another Woody Allen? Something tells me I saw it and it was good, but I don't recall what it was about. Gangsters, maybe? I think I liked it. Raging Bull: Sylvester Stallone? It was a boxing film and I'm sure I liked it. Lawrence of Arabia is another one from my childhood, but I also saw a colourized version in the cinema in the '70s, I think. A classic. Rules of the Game means nothing to me. I doubt if I ever saw it or even heard of it. The Seven Samurai is a classic Toshiro Mifune film by Akira Kurosawa. I liked it a lot. It was based on a classic western, the name of which I forgot. I really like Toshiro Mifune and have seen a lot of his films and also Kurosawa's.

    I wonder if I can watch any of these films for free online? I don't pay for media, unless I want to own it (eg., classical CDs, my DVD set of Have Gun Will Travel). I know the public library has a fair number of movies on DVD, but I also have a smart TV, so I should be able to get free films that way, non?
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    For me it's the Godfather and its sequel. Both, completely engrossing and electrifying. By the way is there any movie that has had a better sequel than Godfather 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    For me it's the Godfather and its sequel. Both, completely engrossing and electrifying. By the way is there any movie that has had a better sequel than Godfather 2?
    A definitive NO! The closest sequel to being that good was "The Empire Strikes Back." Completely different genre, but all things considered Godfather 2 is the best sequel that I've ever seen. It was actually better than the first.

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    I voted for the only three on the list that I have actually seen. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varick View Post
    A definitive NO! The closest sequel to being that good was "The Empire Strikes Back." Completely different genre, but all things considered Godfather 2 is the best sequel that I've ever seen. It was actually better than the first.

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    The Italian restaurant scene with Michael doing his first "job", Sonny taking care of his sister's abusive husband and "getting it" at the toll booth, Don Corleone, keeling over while playing with his grandson; I could go on and on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianvds View Post
    I voted for the only three on the list that I have actually seen. :-)
    Yes and we all know which those were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugue Meister View Post
    Are you joking around because if you are its hilarious... If not oh..
    I don't know what you mean. Are you astonished that I don't know most of these movies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    For me it's the Godfather and its sequel. Both, completely engrossing and electrifying. By the way is there any movie that has had a better sequel than Godfather 2?
    Some for consideration.

    Hannibal
    The Dark Knight
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    The Matrix Reloaded

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    I voted for 5. My 3 from the list would be...

    1. Lawrence of Arabia
    2. The Godfather
    3. Chinatown

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    As far as sequels go, the Godfather 2 probably just tips it. However, a nod to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
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    Annie Hall, Chinatown and Raging Bull for me.

    I'm pleased to see The Apartment as an option, but I might have actually voted for Some Like it Hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Some for consideration.

    Hannibal
    The Dark Knight
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    The Matrix Reloaded
    Hannibal?!

    I will put in a good word for Aliens though. Toy Story 2 wasn't bad either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMamba View Post
    Hannibal?!

    I will put in a good word for Aliens though. Toy Story 2 wasn't bad either.
    Yes, Hannibal, and if Titanic had a sequel, I would've voted for it, too. So, there.

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