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Movies you catch on TV and won't leave the room or turn the channel

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 3_Octave_Fart, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Let's hear them, members and moderators.

    -Catch Me If You Can
    -Silence of the Lambs
  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Most of the Clint Eastwood "spaghetti westerns" -- "Hang 'Em High," "High Plains Drifter," "Pale Rider," "The Outlaw Josey Wales."

    "The Karate Kid" -- original.

    "Roadhouse" -- always.

    Most of the "Rocky" movies.

    "A League of Their Own" -- my favorite sports movie of all time.

    "Major League" -- at least the first time it's been on in a while.

    "Friday" and often, "Next Friday," even if it wasn't as good as the original.

    "Baby Boy" and "Boyz N the Hood," -- probably my two favorite inner-city flicks.
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Why do people watch movies on TV with endless commercials and bleeping out the fucking "fuck".?

    I prefer to watch movies on my Beta VCR :)

    Oh, maybe The Godfather 1 when I have nothing to do for four hours.
  4. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Shit, I fear this could be a rather lengthy post ...

    As mentioned above ...
    Catch Me If You Can
    A League of Their Own

    Then, add ...
    The Professional (sometimes referred to as Leon: The Professional)
    Boogie Nights
    The Verdict
    Fools Rush In
    The Fugitive
    Stand By Me
    Back to the Future (only the first one, though)
    The Notebook
    Dear John
    Animal House
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Apollo 13
    That Thing You Do!
    Crazy, Stupid, Love
    Forrest Gump
    Stranger Than Fiction
    Rock Star
    Four Friends

    And I'm sure there are numerous others I can't think of right now. Finding "Four Friends" on any of the movie channels now is next to impossible, but I did find it on YouTube. I'm guessing many of you have neither seen nor heard of it. It came out in 1982. But now that this thread has me thinking of it, I have to watch it on YouTube.

    EDIT: Also add two early Robin Williams movies
    The World According to Garp
    Moscow on the Hudson
  5. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    Mentioned above:
    Catch Me if You Can
    A League of Their Own
    Apollo 13

    Legally Blonde
    The Breakfast Club
    Remember the Titans
    You've Got Mail
    The Harry Potter movies

    I know there's more but I can't think of them right now.
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    48 HRS.
    Godfather I and II.
    Lethal Weapon I and II.
    Die Hard I and III.

    Pulp Fiction.
    The Abyss.
    The Outlaw Josey Wales.
    Animal House / Caddyshack / Blues Brothers.

    Cool Hand Luke.
    The Sting.

    Full Metal Jacket.

    Mystic River.
    The Departed.
    Silence of the Lambs.

    Men in Black.
    Mars Attacks!

    And all that Star Wars and Star Trek stuff.
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Gone With The Wind
    Major League
    The Notebook
    Bull Durham (on cable)
    You've Got Mail
  8. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    -Boogie Nights
    -Driving Miss Daisy (and I always cry at the end, which my wife has mocked me mercilessly for)
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Slap Shot (even though I have it on DVD)
    The Shawshank Redemption
  10. GoochMan

    GoochMan Active Member

  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Add the bold ones to my list. (fixed)
  12. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    I didn't think Catch Me If You Can got a lot of love from critics when it came out, but it's one of my favorite movies.

    And with everyone else, Goodfellas, Spaceballs, Silence of the Lambs.

    I'll add Hot Shots, any 007 and Pretty Woman (for the missus).
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