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AFI: Most inspiring films of all time

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    BS list. Not one Christy Canyon or Jenna Jameson film on there. They've been extremely inspiring for lots of people through the years.
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The Firm should be on that list. I mean, when you and your wife are separating, and you could be disbarred, and the mob is trying to kill you, and your employer is trying to kill you, and your family is poor and your brother is a convict, all you have to do is come up with some mail fraud evidence, and all is well.
  3. Rufino

    Rufino Active Member

    Not only that, but the Quaker Oats guy portraying the firm's thug provides an inspiring example to senior citizens that you can be active and productive in your later years. Except for that whole part where Tom Cruise kicks him to death.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    I remember going to see that with my future wife during our first summer together in '95. I didn't want to see it but she convinced me.

    But that movie did an amazing job of creating suspense leading up to an ending everyone already knew. When the shuttle re-established contact with Houston, I had to swallow hard and think of baseball or porn or something just to avoid crying. <---------wuss
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Meatballs would be in my top 100. Rudy Gerner's triumph was inspiring. The Warriors would also be on my list. I came out of the theater wanting to kick someone's ass. I'm sure Fen, our resident Spielberg hater, will have something to say about Schindler's List.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    And hey what about Revenge of the Nerds, when Gilbert speaks from the heart after the football team trashes their house?

    Not a dry eye in the basement (me, my sister and my dad watching).
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Wow, forgot that one. A definite candidate.
  8. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Saw Rocky on the list, but what about Rocky II? Winning the title the way he did was pretty exciting. And no love for Miracle (I get chills) or Gettysburg (if your blood doesn't pump faster while watching this movie, there's something wrong with you)?
  9. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    Day the Earth Stood Still was on the other day. Great movie.

    And totally agree on Bridge. I love that movie -- but "inspiring" isn't the first adjective that comes to mind. It's about conflicts between duty and ethical issues of trying to win a war vs. helping your men survive, but not really "inspiring."
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    As a hetero male, a little advice I find useful: never use the words porn and swallow hard in the same sentence....
  11. trounced

    trounced Active Member

    Is Legend of Billie Jean on the list?
  12. alley -- I love Gettysburg, which I actually saw in the theater, and despite the fact that the screenwriter just took huge chinks of internal dialogue from the novel and put them in the character's mouths. Martin Sheen gives a fascinating spin to RE Lee, who appears to be on his way already to the heart attack that killed him. His chewing out of JEB Stuart was a great moment.
    And, of course,
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