Favourite All Time Films.

Started by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

And why have you chosen them.
1. The Green Mile... Fantastic story line and humanity thrown in.
2. Full Metal Jacket.. Reality of Vietnam and superb Drill Sergeant acting.
3. Shawshank Redemption.. Another brilliant story line of incarceration and one man's endeavour to beat a bent system.
Prisons and military trait I think.

Started: 13th Apr 2022 at 18:46

Posted by: riocaroni (318)

1,life of Brian. 2,dumb & dumber. 3 full monty. tend to favour a bit of light relief.

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Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 

Cross of Iron: Respect has to be earned, not demanded.

Soylent Green: Old. Dystopian. We are still heading that way.

Alien: opened up a whole new genre of horror.

The Deer Hunter: not really aware of why I like this one.

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Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

You can't beat Kodakolour Gold.
Belting resolution.

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Posted by: broady (18189) 

Quiet Man
Le Miserable
Bohemian Rhapsody.

Not very imaginative but I watch a lot but can't remember the names.

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

Snatch, Terminator 2, The Sting, 12 monkeys, I watched a goodun last night called Bruge, it was quite good,

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Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

1. The Green Mile
2. The Colour Purple
3. Ghost
4. Mutiny on the Bounty (with Marlon Brando)

Replied: 13th Apr 2022 at 19:40

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

Nice one mollie... MR CHRISTIAN.!!

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

Best Bond film to me was, Goldfinger, I watched that at the cinema 3 times when it first came out, Sean Connery at his best, fluid action and not over done,

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Posted by: Anne (4163) 

The Dam Busters
Lawrence of Arabia
Most historical films based on true life.

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Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 


There used to be a stall on Ashton market which sold paperbacks, and would buy them back from you when you had read them. (obviously for less money)

Which is how we consumed our James Bond before the films got made.

I got caught by school inspector, reading a Bond paperback concealed inside the schoolbook which I was meant to be reading! He was very good about it though: told me if that was what interested me I should try Len Deighton and John le Carré. Good advice it was.

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Posted by: momac (12015) 

1 Saving Private Ryan
2 Miss Potter
3 Camelot..the one with Vanessa Redgrave in.
4 The Way..

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Posted by: peter israel (1230) 

1 Shawshank Redemption great film seen it 10 times
2 The Sixth Sense If you have not seen this it's a must the ending is great but you can only watch it once!!
3 American Gangster
4 The Green Mile
I know it's not a film But if you would like to watch a very good crime drama television series?? The wire

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Posted by: basil brush (18280)

Bless this house
Mutiny on the buses

to name a couple

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Posted by: Domin0 (326)

The Worlds fastest Indian.
To kill a mocking bird.
Brassed off.
Spring and port wine.

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Posted by: jathbee (11349)

Les Miserables.... Hugh Jackman a fantastic all rounder.
The Green Mile..... Great acting from all concerned and a riveting story from the pen of one of my favourite authors, Stephen King.
Shawshank Redemption..... Again a riveting story and again from the pen of Stephen King.
Gladiator.... A visually spectacular film and fabulous acting from all concerned, especially by Russell Crowe and Joanquin Pheonix.
I love a good storyline.

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Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4790) 

1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Les Miserables
4.Skyfall /No Time To Die
5. Once Upon A Time In The West
6. Avatar
7 . Where Eagles Dare
8. Warhorse
9. The Lord Of The Rings ( all of them )
10. Schindler's List .
Just a few .. GB.

Replied: 14th Apr 2022 at 15:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

I can't answer this question, because there are just too many films, which I think deserve to go on the list, because I like all types of films, but I would say that comedies are my favourite, and I like just about all of the films which have been listed in this topic.

Last week I saw a film on TV which had me laughing, it was 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' released in 2017, and it really did tickle me funny bone

Last night I watched the sequel to it on Amazon Video 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' and I found that to be very funny too

Replied: 14th Apr 2022 at 16:03

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

I'll take a look at the hitmans bodyguard , I was just wondering what to watch and yooo have made my mind up , thank yooo TTS,

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

Bugger, because that filum is not on the ' available' list, I have to. rent or buy to watch it, So I'll wait till it comes round again,
All these film apps want money off you, even though I'm paying the £7.99 per month, they want even more, Well they can sod off,

Replied: 14th Apr 2022 at 20:27

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

Those two hitman films are included with Amazon Prime.

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Posted by: mortarmillbill (778)

Thanks for all your reminders of some great films.
My choices :-

1. Schindlers List
2. The Green Mile
3. Brassed Off

Replied: 14th Apr 2022 at 20:59

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

I'm on Amazon Prime, they rotate films to watchand if they are not on the current viewing feature, you have to , rent or buy,
try it, the search box for, the hitmans body guard, The hitmans bodyguard wife is available but, I want to see the first one first,

Replied: 14th Apr 2022 at 21:01

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

a few has said shindlers list so. I'll have a butchers at that

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Posted by: Bruce Asher (24) 

Bruce Asher

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Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)


I could have swore that they were both on Prime Video yesterday, but like yoo say, only the second, the sequel is on Prime Video now.

Mind you, they only want 99p to watch that first one

Replied: 14th Apr 2022 at 23:25

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

I've thought of a few more of my favourite films and, as I don't have a TV, I rely on You Tube for some entertainment sometimes.

For those who like near disaster films, I'd highly recommend the following:

1. Voyage of Terror with Lindsay Wagner - about an epidemic on a cruise ship caused by an insect
2. Contagious, also with Lindsay Wagner - about an epidemic
3. Atomic Twister - about three tornadoes hitting a nuclear power station
4. The Stand (mini-series) by Stephen King about a global pandemic where only 1% of the population survive, some good, some evil
5. Red Alert with William Devane - about another nuclear power station

Am a proper little ray of sunshine, am't I.

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Posted by: Owd Codger (778)

Gone with the Wind from the best selling book by Margaret Mitchell.

A film of great acting by both American and English Actors, American Civil War history, scenes and a outstanding film score and made at a time when films just before the second world war were coming out of the age of black and White films to colour.

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Posted by: Domin0 (326)

For anyone interested in motor bikes, "The Worlds fastest Indian" is a must.

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Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9680)

Owd Codger

'Gone With The Wind' should be banned now, because it is so clearly racist.

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Posted by: roylew (3577)

Once upon a time in the west
Midnight Express
Butch Cassidy etc
The family way
Spring and port wine

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Posted by: admin (1217)

I can't believe I am the only one who has mentioned CASABLANCA

Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 11:57

Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 

Once upon a time, I would have included Casablanca, but it is beginning to fade into the background: many good movies have been made since WW2!

That said, I used to look forward to it airing at Christmas, and I am disappointed when, in more recent years, it has not appeared.

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Posted by: riocaroni (318)

3 owd timers, African Queen, The Quiet Man and Mighty Joe Young.

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Posted by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

Thanks folks.... Green Mile is a popular choice.... And rightly so.

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Posted by: Platty (1349)

The Piano
The Reader
Erin Brockovich

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Posted by: riocaroni (318)

BB not seen any of your original choices. Never been a big film fan, not got a lot of patience for sitting down to watch?

Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 14:30

Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 

I can never find myself enjoying 'musicals'.

Not being negative, I know other people do enjoy them.

I tend to enjoy a film which 'transports' me, meaning that for the duration, my own reality/ambiance is suspended, and I emote as if I am in the context portrayed in the film. ie I temporarily buy into the fictitious reality.

Such an experience is killed stone dead if the cast suddenly burst into song and dance routines!

Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 14:43

Posted by: peebee (624) 

Bonnie and Clyde, You could hear a pin drop in the cinema after the ambush. White Heat Jimmy Cagney "Made it Ma, top of the world" the greatest gangster of all time.

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

The Green Mile, Field of Dreams, and Dances with Wolves

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

Domino. I'll have a look at , the fastest injun

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Posted by: Stardelta (9773)


That scene with the chocolate bar in the pool is the funniest thing ever

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

It was SD

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Posted by: Platty (1349)

The Third Man (not the one we know)
Italian Job
The Untouchables

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

Domino, Just watched the fasted Indian, yea, Good picture,

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Posted by: Joe Maplin (482) 

Blazing Saddles

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Posted by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

joe. "Aint you boys had enough of those beans

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Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

Good thread from BB, A very interesting and helpful one, from this thread, I have already enjoyed a film i would not have otherwise known about from Domino and. I have noted one or two more that, I think i might enjoy.

If only a rule of Membership was,
All members must post positive posts with interesting and informative material,,,,,Ok thats not going to happen, I'll dream on but,

Well done Billinge biker,

Replied: 15th Apr 2022 at 21:58

Posted by: kathpressey (5470) 

No Country for Old Men [ love Cormac Mc Carthy books]
1917 [filmed in real time and a great story]
Whistle Down The Wind [as a child I was amazed to hear children tal with Lancashire accents and Hayley Mills dressed like me. Great story too]

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 08:31

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

One more of my favourites, and I don’t know how I could have forgotten about it, was the 1997 version of Titanic with Leonardo diCaprio and Kate Winslet. We watched it in the cinema and, right at the end when the boats returned, there were men and women in the audience actually sobbing their hearts out. Then I saw something I hadn’t seen for many years in a cinema which was, when the credits were going up, everybody stood up and applauded. Very emotional indeed.

However, I’ve also watched the 1958 colour version called A Night to Remember about the 1912 disaster with Kenneth More, which was more true to the actual story, which is also riveting; whereas the 1997 version was just a love story, but brilliant all the same.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 18:27

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

We try TP....Since i binned the "Bannermen" the content of the site has increased 10 fold.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 19:01

Posted by: tomplum (9151) 

It sure has for us but, not for them, they are posting everywhere desperate for a reply,,,

anyways back on track, this week amazon prime has released the new/latest James Bond, " no time to die", I've tried to watch it but, its hard work, So unreal and complicated plot counter plot and counter counter plot, Its not my cuppa tea,

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 21:02

Posted by: tonker (25248) 

I can't be doing with 'films'!

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Posted by: broady (18189) 

I watched that film a few weeks ago and it lasted too long. Just looked and it is 2hours 43 minutes. Certainly not riveting stuff.

Replied: 18th Apr 2022 at 23:31

Posted by: Pewfall (273) 

Wasn't gonna type on this thread till i noticed my fav film ever Caddyshack has been mentioned twice. The choc bar in the pool scene Is brilliant.

Replied: 19th Apr 2022 at 00:07

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

Tonks only likes his blue ones

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Posted by: annemarie (278)

I love Gladiator and the Green Mail is awsome but Tom Hanks in Da Vinchi code and all of following Dan Browns books adapted to film were the best for me

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Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 

Interesting old film ont telly tonight:

'The Spy Who Came in From The Cold'

(I think it was early 60's vintage) 9-00pm,Freeview 52, Great Movies Classic

"What the hell do you think spies are? Moral philosophers measuring everything they do against the word of God or Karl Marx? They're not. They're just a bunch of seedy squalid bastards like me, little men, drunkards, queers, henpecked husbands, civil servants playing "Cowboys and Indians" to brighten their rotten little lives. Do you think they sit like monks in a cell, balancing right against wrong? Yesterday I would have killed Mundt because I thought him evil and an enemy. But not today. Today he is evil and my friend."

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

Nice one Lecktriclegs. My kind of film

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Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Sad ending for Buster, though.

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

Dont give the end away.

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

Groundhog day was a good one.

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Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Groundhog day was a good one.

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Posted by: First Mate (727)

Have to laugh at Gobblers Knob

Punxsutawney Phil is a groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, who is the central figure in the borough's annual Groundhog Day celebration. On February 2 each year,Punxsutawney holds a civic festival with music and food. During the ceremony, which begins well before the winter sunrise, Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler's Knob, located in a rural area about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of the town. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter-like weather If Phil does not see his shadow, he has predicted an "early spring.

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Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Groundhog day was a good one.

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Posted by: Billinge Biker (1423) 

groundhog day !!! watched it for 10 mins then binned it

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Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Groundhog day was a good one.

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Posted by: ena malcup (1127) 

'Tis dogs' delight to bark and bite
And little birds' to sing,
But if you sit on a red-hot brick,
It's a sign of an early Spring.

Replied: 23rd Apr 2022 at 22:51

Posted by: lectriclegs (4860)

Groundhog day was a good one.

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