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Old 01-05-2008, 06:31 PM
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Just started Netflix a short while ago and am amazed at the plethora of films listed. Was wondering if we could get some titles of movies that y'all have rented and recommend. That sure would help in choosing for the listing of our choices.

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Old 01-05-2008, 07:04 PM
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Movies we've loved:
You've Got Mail
Rudy
Dreamgirls
Sleepless in Seattle
***My Big Fat Greek Wedding***
The Godfather 1 and 2
A Few Good Men
We Are Marshall **
Little Woman (saw the original recently and was wowed again by it)
Wild Hogs
The Notebook
Imaginary Heroes
Ladies in Lavender
Mr. Holland's Opus
Where The Boys Are
The American President
Giant
Rosemary's Baby
Notes on a Scandal
The Great Escape
Walk The Line***
Knocked Up (it's okay...not as good as the press for it IMHO)
Cheaper By The Dozen with Steve Martin
The Queen
The Money Pit*****
Presumed Innocent
The Firm
Mr. Brooks**
West Side Story
Steel Magnolias
Fried Green Tomatos
Love Story
The Group
Since You Went Away (old pic but great!)****
I'll Be Seeing You

I'm sure I've forgotten more than I remember but it's a good start!

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Might be easier if you tell us your basic preferences -- chick flicks, westerns, whodunits, action, comedy ....

One nice thing about Netflix is if you go in and rate some of the movies you've seen, they'll recommend others they think you'll like. It's not 100% accurate, but it does a pretty decent job.

One movie I would recommend that I think you'd like is the new version of "Marie Antoinnette." She is made into a very sympathetic character in this version. It is well acted and well written.

Mr. Holland's Opus is outstanding but be prepared to cry your heart out. I do every time I see it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:03 PM
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Just started Netflix a short while ago and am amazed at the plethora of films listed. Was wondering if we could get some titles of movies that y'all have rented and recommend. That sure would help in choosing for the listing of our choices.

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What kind of movies do you like? The one I liked most recently is Once even if you have to get through the Irish accents. Black Book is really good but it is another foreign film (Dutch) as is Pan's Labyrinth (Spanish).

The new 3:10 to Yuma coming out January 8, 2008 is excellent. The old one is good too. That's from 1957. The Bourne Ultimatum is quite good but you should see the first two installments of this series before watching the Bourne Ultimatum. They are the Bourne Identity and the Bourne Supremacy.
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who's the woman your using in your icon...Looks like a young Marjorie Maine..........
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Tal...
who's the woman your using in your icon...Looks like a young Marjorie Maine..........
That's Ma Kettle or Marjorie Main. I take some liberties with celebrities with my birthday of February 24 (2-24) unless they are alive and kicking or perhaps photos of them are still copyrighted.

I could use Abe Vigoda but he is still alive and kicking the last I looked.
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Old 01-05-2008, 09:34 PM
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You may to check these all out if they are all available on DVD? They are the Best Pictures for each year. The Oscar winners for Best Picture:

2006 Departed, The
2005 Crash
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 Chicago
2001 Beautiful Mind, A
2000 Gladiator
1999 American Beauty
1998 Shakespeare In Love
1997 Titanic
1996 The English Patient
1995 Braveheart
1994 Forrest Gump
1993 Schindler's List
1992 Unforgiven
1991 The Silence of the Lambs
1990 Dances With Wolves
1989 Driving Miss Daisy
1988 Rain Man
1987 The Last Emperor
1986 Platoon
1985 Out of Africa
1984 Amadeus
1983 Terms of Endearment
1982 Gandhi
1981 Chariots of Fire
1980 Ordinary People
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
1978 The Deer Hunter
1977 Annie Hall
1976 Rocky
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1974 The Godfather: Part II
1973 The Sting
1972 The Godfather
1971 The French Connection
1970 Patton
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1968 Oliver!
1967 In the Heat of the Night
1966 A Man for All Seasons
1965 The Sound of Music
1964 My Fair Lady
1963 Tom Jones
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1961 West Side Story
1960 The Apartment
1959 Ben-Hur
1958 Gigi
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1955 Marty
1954 On the Waterfront
1953 From Here to Eternity
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
1951 An American in Paris
1950 All About Eve
1949 All the King's Men
1948 Hamlet
1947 Gentleman's Agreement
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
1945 The Lost Weekend
1944 Going My Way
1943 Casablanca
1942 Mrs. Miniver
1941 How Green Was My Valley
1940 Rebecca
1939 Gone With the Wind
1938 You Can't Take It With You
1937 The Life of mile Zola
1936 The Great Ziegfeld
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
1934 It Happened One Night
1932-1933 Cavalcade
1931-1932 Grand Hotel
1930-1931 Cimarron
1929-1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
1928-1929 The Broadway Melody


I did not actually like all of these movies all that much. I believe that they are all out on DVD but could be mistaken on that matter?? :dontknow:

Did not care for Crash that much and like Saving Private Ryan a lot more than Shakespeare in Love.
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I use Blockbuster but what I do is go through the best 100 movies and select the ones I want and then go through the various types (westerns, mystery, comedy, pirate, foreign kunk-fu/Japanese Samauri) and select the ones I like and weekly when the latest releases come out i add them to the queue.

Occasionally i go through the queue and reposition the movies. the movie 3;10 to Yuma is coming out so I rented the original to see the difference.
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WOW :hot: :hot: :hot:

Thx soooo much mz and tal for your extensive listings; appreciate all inputs.

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You are welcome. Not sure if all the Best Picture Oscars are all available on DVD. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is my favorite movie from that list of Oscar winners for Best Picture. It is available on DVD.
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Hi Barb, I use a site on the web to evaluate movies. It has many critics reviews as well as what audiences thought of the movie. The site is: www.rottentomatoes.com If a movie reaches a certain score it is deemed "fresh", which is good. If it does not reach a target score it is deemed "rotten" and should be avoided. They are not always right, but I find them to be close to the mark. Good luck with the movies! Hope you enjoy the "Rotten Tomatoes" site.

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Old 01-06-2008, 05:04 AM
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Hi Barb, I use a site on the web to evaluate movies. It has many critics reviews as well as what audiences thought of the movie. The site is: www.rottentomatoes.com If a movie reaches a certain score it is deemed "fresh", which is good. If it does not reach a target score it is deemed "rotten" and should be avoided. They are not always right, but I find them to be close to the mark. Good luck with the movies! Hope you enjoy the "Rotten Tomatoes" site.

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Use Rotten Tomatoes too. Very useful in identifying movies you should see and those you should avoid even though I enjoy a lousy movie every so often. Makes you appreciate the good ones more.
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Didn't win the Academy Award, but it should have.

The Shawshank Redemption
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Didn't win the Academy Award, but it should have.

The Shawshank Redemption
Great movie, Hancle704.
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Barb, "Away from Her" is now available and I think you'd enjoy it.
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I loved Netflix. I was visiting my son and family over Christmas. My teenage daughter got the first season of Grey's Anatomy. We had the best time watching it together. I had never seen these episodes. I came home and ordered the 2nd season via Netflix.
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