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AFI: Most inspiring films of all time

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

  1. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Great call on "Rudy"...and as great as I think "Schindler's List" is...I didn't find it inspiring. Yes, it's about a man doing the best he can in the face of overwhelming evil...but it's so somber and heavy. It doesn't fire you up, it just makes you depressed about how bad the Holocaust was.
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe I need to see Apollo 13 again... I thought it was highly overrated when I saw it in the theaters...

    Where did Cabin Boy rank?
  3. Bubba Fett

    Bubba Fett Active Member

    And what about My Bodyguard? Dork kicks Matt Dillon's ass at the end, or breaks his nose, anyway.
  4. What does "Gone With The Wind" inspire, besides Confederate nostalgia? Terrible, awful, boring film.
    Casablanca should be higher just on the strength of the "Marseillaise" scene.
    Where's Branagh's Henry V?
  5. kokane_muthashed

    kokane_muthashed Active Member

    Where's Pump Up The Volume?

    "Eat your cereal with a fork and do your homework in the dark."
    "Jam me, jack me, push me, pull me, talk hard."
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Apollo 13 was inspiring and all, but it was no Capricorn One.

  7. Tommy_Dreamer

    Tommy_Dreamer Well-Known Member

    1. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946 - Never seen it (I know, I know!)
    2. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962 - Inspiring? No. Good. Hell yes.
    3. Schindler's List, 1993 - Good pick
    4. Rocky, 1976 - No. 1 in my book, everytime you hear the music you just wanna get up and do something
    5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 - Never seen it
    6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982 - Inspiring?
    7. The Grapes of Wrath, 1940 - Good book
    8. Breaking Away, 1979 - Good one!
    9. Miracle on 34th Street, 1947 - Never seen it.
    10. Saving Private Ryan, 1998 - Not so inspiring.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    1. It's a Wonderful Life, 1946 -- Made me want to marry Donna Reed and take a poke at whiny Jimmy Stewart
    2. To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962 -- Made me wish Gregory Peck was my dad.
    3. Schindler's List, 1993 -- I still hate Ralph Fiennes
    4. Rocky, 1976 --Made me want to jog in raggedy sweats
    5. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939 -- Made me pine for an honest politician
    6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982 -- Made me want to adopt an alien
    7. The Grapes of Wrath, 1940 -- Made me hopeful for the human spirit/ashamed of many humans
    8. Breaking Away, 1979 -- Made me like Hoosiers (people from Indiana, not the movie) just a little bit
    9. Miracle on 34th Street, 1947 -- I usually don't like Santas in movies, made me like this Kris Kringle
    10. Saving Private Ryan, 1998 - Made me glad I didn't serve in World War II, proud of those who did
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    A bunch of kids from Colorado beat back the mighty Communist invasion of the United States and can't even get a little love as the most inspiring film of all time?


    "Red Dawn" --- Made me want to go out and kill some Russians . . . or pee in the radiator.
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Forgot all about Branagh's Henry V ... what an incredible movie and a score that gets me shaking.
  11. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    That's a movie only an ultraliberal could love.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I wasn't aware that Al Franken wrote the screenplay for Henry V. Hmm.
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