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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2016, 11:11:14 AM »

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That's a tough one. Under the assumption that you had to make such a list in an apocalypse-type scenario where you were going to be stuck for years in some type of bunker or something, I'd choose the following:

Comedy:
Deadpool
The Hangover
The Change-Up
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Horrible Bosses
Step Brothers
Anchorman
Bad Santa

Action:
The Watchmen
300
The Princess Bride

Fantasy/Mystery:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Cheating - it can be combined to one disc  ;))
The Prestige/The Illusionist (I'd take either one due to their similarities)
Pitch Black
The Chronicles of Riddick

You ought to up the count to 20 with an additional five television series to take, too, which would be practically impossible to decide upon:

Fantasy:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead

Comedy:
Arrested Development
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
South Park
Family Guy
Archer
Workaholics
The Big Bang Theory
The League
Bob's Burgers

Action/Thriller:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Deadwood
The Sopranos
NCIS

Bold = My Choice

EDIT: I forgot about Pulp Fiction. I'd have to take off one of the comedy movies to add Pulp Fiction, probably Anchorman (already have another Will Ferrell in Step Brothers).

Woah woah woah, you better add Firefly to the list of shows

I don't care if it only had 1 season, it'd still be one of my picks

Edit: You also forgot Seinfeld! That would have to be on my list

Yeah, it certainly wasn't a comprehensive list, just one to show how difficult narrowing down to five television series would be, too.

As for Firefly, I haven't seen it. Knowing that there's only one season, I haven't given in to watching it yet, because I really like to immerse myself in the show, meaning if I really liked it I'd just be ticked that they stopped after one season.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #61 on: August 10, 2016, 11:17:07 AM »

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Here's some other potential great movies that I haven't seen listed yet:

Casino (one of the few older movies I love)
Due Date (Hilarious)
Prometheus (So many problems with the movie, yet still so good)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (One of the best Christmas movies ever)
Gran Torino
Grandma's Boy (I might have to reconsider and put this on my top-15)
Zombieland
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #62 on: August 10, 2016, 11:20:56 AM »

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Here's some other potential great movies that I haven't seen listed yet:

Casino (one of the few older movies I love)
Due Date (Hilarious)
Prometheus (So many problems with the movie, yet still so good)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (One of the best Christmas movies ever)
Gran Torino
Grandma's Boy (I might have to reconsider and put this on my top-15)
Zombieland

omg Prometheus was such a good movie, totally forgot about that. I remember seeing an interview about that, that it was NOT suppose to tie in with the Alien franchise until the 3rd movie, but they added the xenomorph towards the end to please the audience. It was a well thought out movie in my opinion

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #63 on: August 10, 2016, 11:37:01 AM »

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For me it'll be a mix of movies with great rewatch appeal and movies that are so great i want to be able to borrow them to people

Alien
Aliens
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original, duh)
The Thin Red Line
Predator
The Blues Brothers
Apocalypse Now
No Country for Old Men
The Lost Boys
Safe Men (little comedy from the late 90s that i think is criminally underrated)
Taxi Driver
Unforgiven
The Road Warrior
Ghostbusters
The Fog of War (documentary that i think is essential viewing for every American)

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #64 on: August 10, 2016, 11:48:33 AM »

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That's a tough one. Under the assumption that you had to make such a list in an apocalypse-type scenario where you were going to be stuck for years in some type of bunker or something, I'd choose the following:

Comedy:
Deadpool
The Hangover
The Change-Up
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Horrible Bosses
Step Brothers
Anchorman
Bad Santa

Action:
The Watchmen
300
The Princess Bride

Fantasy/Mystery:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Cheating - it can be combined to one disc  ;))
The Prestige/The Illusionist (I'd take either one due to their similarities)
Pitch Black
The Chronicles of Riddick

You ought to up the count to 20 with an additional five television series to take, too, which would be practically impossible to decide upon:

Fantasy:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead

Comedy:
Arrested Development
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
South Park
Family Guy
Archer
Workaholics
The Big Bang Theory
The League
Bob's Burgers

Action/Thriller:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Deadwood
The Sopranos
NCIS

Bold = My Choice

EDIT: I forgot about Pulp Fiction. I'd have to take off one of the comedy movies to add Pulp Fiction, probably Anchorman (already have another Will Ferrell in Step Brothers).

Woah woah woah, you better add Firefly to the list of shows

I don't care if it only had 1 season, it'd still be one of my picks

Edit: You also forgot Seinfeld! That would have to be on my list

Yeah, it certainly wasn't a comprehensive list, just one to show how difficult narrowing down to five television series would be, too.

As for Firefly, I haven't seen it. Knowing that there's only one season, I haven't given in to watching it yet, because I really like to immerse myself in the show, meaning if I really liked it I'd just be ticked that they stopped after one season.

I was the same way, but it's just so good that it's worth it.  I rewatch it every once in a while, and it's always just as good.  I'd suggest you give it a try (there's also a movie sequel, Serenity, although it's a little depressing)

Oh, and Top Gear belongs there, too! Ugh, 5 is not enough
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #65 on: August 10, 2016, 11:50:03 AM »

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Here's some other potential great movies that I haven't seen listed yet:

Casino (one of the few older movies I love)
Due Date (Hilarious)
Prometheus (So many problems with the movie, yet still so good)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (One of the best Christmas movies ever)
Gran Torino
Grandma's Boy (I might have to reconsider and put this on my top-15)
Zombieland

I'm not sure I've seen any James Bond movies, either, which is odd

And, crap, I just remembered Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  That definitely belongs in my 15 movies
I'm bitter.

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #66 on: August 10, 2016, 11:57:57 AM »

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Monty Python's in search of the holy grail (no one mentioned this? really?)

Was on the list, but I removed it. You know, priorities. *sigh*
The thing is, I know the jokes by heart, which really hurts the rewatchability score.

In no order

Rocky 1,2
Any given Sunday
Moneyball
Field of dreams
A league of their own
Major League
Semi Pro
The natural
Jerry Mcguire
Million Dollar Baby
Warrior
Hoop Dreams

So you like sports movies, eh?

Have you seen "Rush", yet? It's about the rivalry between Formula 1 pilots James Hunt and Niki Lauda. Daniel Brühl's performance in particular is quite amazing, he really nailed Lauda.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2016, 11:58:46 AM »

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That's a tough one. Under the assumption that you had to make such a list in an apocalypse-type scenario where you were going to be stuck for years in some type of bunker or something, I'd choose the following:

Comedy:
Deadpool
The Hangover
The Change-Up
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Horrible Bosses
Step Brothers
Anchorman
Bad Santa

Action:
The Watchmen
300
The Princess Bride

Fantasy/Mystery:
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Cheating - it can be combined to one disc  ;))
The Prestige/The Illusionist (I'd take either one due to their similarities)
Pitch Black
The Chronicles of Riddick

You ought to up the count to 20 with an additional five television series to take, too, which would be practically impossible to decide upon:

Fantasy:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead

Comedy:
Arrested Development
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
South Park
Family Guy
Archer
Workaholics
The Big Bang Theory
The League
Bob's Burgers

Action/Thriller:
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
Deadwood
The Sopranos
NCIS

Bold = My Choice

EDIT: I forgot about Pulp Fiction. I'd have to take off one of the comedy movies to add Pulp Fiction, probably Anchorman (already have another Will Ferrell in Step Brothers).

Woah woah woah, you better add Firefly to the list of shows

I don't care if it only had 1 season, it'd still be one of my picks

Edit: You also forgot Seinfeld! That would have to be on my list

Yeah, it certainly wasn't a comprehensive list, just one to show how difficult narrowing down to five television series would be, too.

As for Firefly, I haven't seen it. Knowing that there's only one season, I haven't given in to watching it yet, because I really like to immerse myself in the show, meaning if I really liked it I'd just be ticked that they stopped after one season.

I was the same way, but it's just so good that it's worth it.  I rewatch it every once in a while, and it's always just as good.  I'd suggest you give it a try (there's also a movie sequel, Serenity, although it's a little depressing)

Oh, and Top Gear belongs there, too! Ugh, 5 is not enough


So now y'all want to be disrespectful and do tv shows? I'm already feeling like this actually means something with movies but you wanna hurt me with TV shows too? Ugh!!!  :laugh:

Thinking about it, 15 shows would be much easier. I love a lot of shows but 15 would be enough that I wouldn't miss out on many bunker must haves.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2016, 01:34:34 PM »

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Hoosiers
Remember the Titans
Princess Bride
My Cousin Vinny
Harold & Maude
Breaking Away
Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
On the Waterfront
Justice for All
Get Shorty
Breakfast Club
Miracle on 34th st.
Scrogged
Cool Hand Luke

Guess this will work. Sure I forgot something.
 


Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2016, 02:51:29 PM »

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Please don't add TV shows, make a separate thread.

This would be far more interesting if we limited the movies to pre-1980.

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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2016, 02:56:43 PM »

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Great choices given by fellow CB's!

My list is here and is about the writers:

Chinatown (Mrs. Mulray despondent "She's my daughter..." Gittes slaps her again...Mrs. Mulray "She's my sister...")

Casablanca (in real life, actor Viedt who played nazi Major Strasser, escaped the nazis and eventually emigrated to the US)

Wizard of Oz (Flying monkeys still scare the bejeezus out of me)

Men in Black (Tommy Lee Jones went to school in your neighborhood...Harvard)
The Fugitive (Kimble holds  Gerard at gunpoint..."I didn't kill my wife!")

Lawrence of Arabia (Oscar for Richard Bolt...definition of Messianic complex)

Animal House (..."Shot by his own troops...")
The French Connection (Roy Scheider as detective Russo in reply to Popeye's offer to go to a bar..."drink dis!...").

Twelve Angry Men (Fonda found the script and co produced..."Hi, this is Henry Fonda, I'm making a film...do you want to be in it?" the top actors of the era said "yes")

The Gladiator (opening battle scene...)
Godfather I (Sonny...Hey, listen, I want somebody good - and I mean very good - to plant that gun. I don't want my brother coming out of that toilet with just his d**k in his hands, alright?)

Shawshank Redemption (he moves the rock and...there is the box)
City Lights (Chaplin..how to tell a story without dialogue)

The Verdict(cross examination..."you mean doctor, she threw up into her mask...")
The Magnificent Seven (remake of "Seven Samurai")

Hoosiers (1954 - Butler Field house, Milan HS (161 students) beats 4 time state champ Muncie Central for Indiana title..where you gonna get that?)

These aren't on the top 15, but, I couldn't help it:

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (comedy ensemble of some of the greatest vaudeville stars ever)
A Man for All Seasons (Richard Bolt, writer)
The Shining (Duvall was the perfect wife for Jack)
Silence of the Lambs (Jodie Foster rips the front door open and...)
Toy Story (Tommy Hanks is such a good actor, his voice can act)
It's a Wonderful Life (Life isn't "Wonderful" it is brutal...ask Jimmy Stewart)
Usual Suspects ("the greatest trick the devil ever pulled...")
Pulp Fiction (Uma Thurman...[dang]!)
Alien (Who else is going to have Weaver in her shorts blowing away the toughest monster ever)
Something About Mary ("We got a a bleeder!")

The Russians are Coming the Russians Are Coming (Newton boy, Nat Benchley nominated for authoring this one and his son, Peter wrote...
Jaws (We're gonna need a bigger boat")

Patton (married a girl from Beverly Farms, Mass)
Witness (Oscar for Screenplay)
Citizen Kane
The Sting (Johnny looks up and...it's her! She's walking towards him...(gunshot))
Dr. Zhivago (Julie Christie...OMG)
Fargo ("and I guess that's your accomplice in the wood chipper...?")
The Fifth Element (Milla...wow)





Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #71 on: August 10, 2016, 03:05:42 PM »

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Just wanted to add one I didn't see mention... Midnight Express!!!

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #72 on: August 10, 2016, 03:18:52 PM »

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Awesome topic.

-Star Wars
-Empire Strikes Back
-Return of the Jedi
-Ghostbusters
-Dazed & Confused
-Good Will Hunting
-Real Genius
-Outside Providence
-Predator
-The Godfather
-Raiders of the Lost Ark
-The Goonies
-Back to the Future  Aliens
-Boogie Nights
-Goodfellas

EDIT:  Sorry, Marty McFly.  I needed Aliens in there.

So funny what the dad calls his son in " outside providence".

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #73 on: August 10, 2016, 03:21:45 PM »

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Here's some other potential great movies that I haven't seen listed yet:

Casino (one of the few older movies I love)
Due Date (Hilarious)
Prometheus (So many problems with the movie, yet still so good)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (One of the best Christmas movies ever)
Gran Torino
Grandma's Boy (I might have to reconsider and put this on my top-15)
Zombieland

Loved Grandma's Boy!

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #74 on: August 10, 2016, 03:22:48 PM »

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Shawshank Redemption
Predator
The Color of Money
Midnight Run
Taxi Driver
Die Hard
The Dark Knight
The Departed
Beverly Hills Cop
The Untouchables
Rushmore
Inside Man
Fight Club
Identity
Lost in Translation

Um GJ dude.. you included Rushmore, Fight Club, Color of Money and Indentity.  You win so far.