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I love the movies! It's been awhile since I've seen anything really good.<br>
Help me out! What are your favorite movies, and why???<br>
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tough one...<br><br>
here are three favorites that come to mind:<br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118799/" target="_blank">Life is Beautiful</a><br>
the most charming, heart-warming movie i have ever seen. we used a song from the movie to walk down the aisle at our wedding. a must see movie.<br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120823/" target="_blank">The Imposters</a><br>
great cast. fun filled period-piece romp about two hopeful actors who stowaway on a cruise ship trying to hide from another actor they publicly belittled.<br><br><a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101889/" target="_blank">The Fisher King</a><br>
while i'm not normally a huge robin williams fan, i did like him in this. however, i LOVE jeff bridges and think he's one of the great, underappreciated hollywood actors.<br>
another great one from director terry gilliam (also loved 12 monkeys).
 

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I agree with Frida and Lost in Translation......<br><br>
I also recommend Mona Lisa Smile, Winged Migration, The City of Lost Children, Red Rock West, Bottle Rocket, Best in Show, Rushmore......<br><br><br>
I could go on and on. I am such a film fanatic.
 

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Under the Tuscan Sun was good, as was Master and Commander. Return of the King was amazing, especially if you are a Tolkien fan.<br><br>
For family comedies, Cheaper by the Dozen was cute (similar to the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda movie, Yours, Mine and Ours)<br><br>
If you want to go to the theater, Shrek 2 is great, and really fun for all ages.
 

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I've been on a movie rampage this week, making up for the last year.<br><br>
So far, "Love, Actually" has been my favorite - it might actually be one of my favorite movies of all time. "Girl With the Pearl Earring" my second favorite. (Both have Colin Firth which is a lovely bonus <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ).<br><br>
If you want to go to the theater, I hear rave reviews about "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."<br><br>
Those are new ones, anyway. I'm too tired to think of all of the fantastic old ones. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I have to agree with you Dragonfly, I really liked 'Love, Actually'. Another recent favorite is 'Donnie Darko'. Just loved it!
 

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I haven't heard of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind- what's it about? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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YES! 'Donnie Darko' was AMAZING. It stayed in my brain for weeks afterward. And, since we're on Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Moonlight Mile' was a fantastic movie, too. Very emotional and thought-provoking.
 

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">American Beauty</span> is both mine and dh's favorite. I just bought it for $3.50 on video. I could watch it over and over.<br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">The Life of David Gale</span> was really good too.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Tracie (saw Shrek 2 tonight) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Love Actually<br><br>
On Edge was cute and along the lines of Best in Show only it was about figure skating<br><br>
Camp<br><br>
Mona Lisa Smile<br><br>
My Big Fat Greek Wedding<br><br>
My favorites are Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and The Father of the Bride movies both the new and old versions
 

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American LIfe? I've never heard of it. Who's in it? What's it about??
 

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We have recently seen....The Life of David Gale, good, but sad and thought provoking. The Count of Monte Cristo, excellent. Adventure, love, betrayal, I enjoyed it a lot. The Last Samurai, decent. Not great but a good story. I was not impressed with Tom Cruise at all, but the movie itself was ok.<br><br>
I love my Netflix!
 

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Ahhh Dragonfly, isn't Jake G. just dreamy? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I want to get 'Moonlight Mile' next. What is it about?<br><br>
And mamalisa, I love my Netflix, too!
 

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Dh just told me Netflix was bankrupt and that is why the raised the price. I hope nothing happens to them.....I can't afford Blockbuster including late fees!!!
 

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It is about an Irish family who come to New York thru Canada and their struggle to make it. It is a great love story between the husband and wife. Great Family story, great story about grief and moving on, their son died and the Father is still holding . It has a great story line with the sisters and then family befriending a neighbor and how he takes care of them and teaches them an important life lesson. It has a beautiful feel to it, also I think it is called In American Life, I forget but it is definatley something/ or nothing... American life in the title. I highly reccommend it, it is fairly new also. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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