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August 11, 2004

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will

Wow, how does one even make a list like this. I would definitely need to add "Harvey", "A River Runs Through It", "High Fidelity", any Monty Python film, esp. Holy Grail and "Office Space".

Kevin

That's a pretty good list. I love Good Will Hunting, The Family Man, Notting Hill, rudy and many of the other ones. I'd put Grosse Point Blank on there and maybe a few others, but that's why it is your list.

sam

i'll throw in apocalypse now, raising ariona, pulp fiction, when we were kings, the insider, braveheart, american history x, donnie darko -- you're right, this is just too hard.

Bill

Will, it's not easy and you feel like people are going to make fun of you (at least I do). I've never seen High Fidelity. I'll have to check it out.

Kevin, that's funny that you mention Grosse Point Blank...quirky movie!

Sam, Pulp Fiction definitely came close to being on the list. I've never seen American History X...that's one that my wife would never watch with me. I'll also have to watch When We Were Kings now.

This is much better than Netflix recommendations!

Jen

I'd have to agree with the addition of Grosse Point Blank - but then again, I love any movie with John Cusak.
It's very funny that you mention Mansfield Park Bill, my absolute favorite book, you should read it - it's much better than the movie.
What about French Kiss? I'm sorry but I've seen that one plenty of times and I still crack up laughing every time.
I would also have to add the National Lampoons Vacation movies. Some were better than others, but you can't beat classic Chevy Chase comedies!

Patrick

Great lists! Here is mine...
Star Wars, Matrix, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Monty Python's "Holy Grail", A River Runs Through It, Apocolypse Now ("I love the smell of napalm in the morning!"), The Jerk, Four Weddings and A Funeral (I'm with ya, Bill, Hugh Grant is fantastic in this!), A Christmas Story, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Man With Two Brains, Hoosiers, Breakfast Club ... does the South Park Movie count?!

Bill

I probably should have included Star Wars, Pat. It makes me sad when I see how little kids appreciate it these days. Episode One WAS kinda crappy, though.

And no, South Park does not count. Thanks a lot, now I'll have to edit that out of your comment (jk).

Kevin

Pat's movie list is much better than his music list on his site. ha ha ha. The Jerk? how could I forget?! That was great. I was just thinking we need a list going of the top 10 lame or cheesy movies that we like. I know I have a bunch that I wouldn't want to (but would if everyone else did)admit I secretly like.

Patrick

Oh, sure Kevin, it's not enough to diss me on my own site... now you have to go elsewhere and do it!?!?! Are you suggesting The Jerk is cheezy!? Martin's performance is nothing short of brilliant!

Kevin

Actually i was agreeing with you, Pat. Great movie. I think I almost peed my pants watching it. He's a funny guy (well, I guess he was before all his more recent films).

ragamuffin diva

I am strangely attached to the movie "A Knight's Tale", but it's not my favorite. I think "It's a Wonderful Life" or "The Shawshank Redemption" is my favorite movie, but I could go on and on about the chick flicks, "An Affair to Remember" being way at the top. I'm just a sentimental raga diva.

ragamuffin diva

I am strangely attached to the movie "A Knight's Tale", but it's not my favorite. I think "It's a Wonderful Life" or "The Shawshank Redemption" is my favorite movie, but I could go on and on about the chick flicks, "An Affair to Remember" being way at the top. I'm just a sentimental raga diva.

Bill

I thought about including Shawshank, too. Your inclusion of "An Affair to Remember" reminded me of some exceptions to the "old movie" aversion I have. I do happen to like a lot of movies with Grace Kelly and Doris Day in them. The exposure to these came from my wife.

Never actually seen "An Affair." Maybe I'll give it a try.

will

An Affair to Remember is one of my favorites too.

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