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top 10 'comfort' movies

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UPDATED: Wednesday, January 9, 2008 23:32
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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 5:01 AM

GRAYFURY


I want your 10 favorite "comfort" movies... I'm not talking about your favorite movies, I'm talking about those few movies that you ALWAYS stop to watch when flipping the channel, even if its in low def, on a channel with commercials, with the swear words edited out, in Spanish... Heres mine in alphabetical order.

1) The 40 Year Old Virgin - This movie is just funny from begining to end, limitless awesome lines.

2) The Big Lebowski - This Coen brothers classic is just as deep and inciteful as it is fall down funny. every viewing brings something new. I am an Achiever.

3) The Boondock Saints - Anyone who's seen it knows what I'm talking about.

4) The Fifth Element - I don't know what it is about this campy Sci-Fi schlock, but I can't turn away. A real guilty pleasure.

5) Good Will Hunting - Even if Afleck is a poon now, he helped write this well done line-fest... he can do all of the pearl harbors he wants and still be in my cool book.

6) Grandmas Boy - I'm not sure why this has such a tractor beam on me...but I can't get enough.

7) Hidalgo - I don't know what it is about a horse movie, I'm a sucker.

8) Out Of Sight - This is one of the few Elmore Leonard novels transfered to screen correctly... awesome quirky noir-light.

9) Serenity - "It won the oscar for greatest movie ever!" which brings us to...

10) Talladega Nights - Please read what I wrote for 40 Year Old Virgin... it applies here as well.

Now lets hear yours...


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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 7:22 AM

WILDBILL


There are a few movies I heavily favor when I'm doing doing paperwork, cleaning guns, etc.
I guess these are my comfort movies. (In no particular order):

The Fifth Element and Serenity as already mentioned.
Blade Runner
Aliens

10 requires too much thought, so I'll stop at 4.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:23 AM

CLEMENTINE


Coming from an entirely different direction:
1. Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. Bridget Jones Diary (even though I have it on disc)
3. My Fair Lady
4. Bite the Bullet (gritty western about a long distance race)
5. Around the World in 80 Days (so light it floats)
6. The Odd Couple (talk about a line fest)
7. The Mummy
8. Aliens (always terrifying)
9. The Day the Earth Stood Still (I love me some Michael Rennie)
and of course
10. Serenity (even though I have Widescreen and CE discs)

If I took more time, I might change some answers but this is pretty good.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:25 AM

REGINAROADIE


I know one "comfort" movie I like to watch whenever it's on tv is DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE. I know it's not considered to be the best of the Die Hards, but I love seeing Bruce and Sam bicker with each other. They should do another movie together. They're always great when they share the screen.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 9:11 AM

JONGSSTRAW


"Comfort" movies is an interesting way to phrase it...Mine are :
1) The Godfather
2) Scarface
3) Forrest Gump
4) 12 Angry Men
5) Betelgeuse
6) Pulp Fiction
7) When Harry Met Sally
8) Wall Street
9) Gone With The Wind
10) On The Waterfront

As you said, they're not my favorite movies, but I'll sit there & watch them if they're being shown on TV.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 9:31 AM

KWICKO

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1. "Creator", with Peter O'Toole, Virginia Madsen, Vincent Spano, and Mariel Hemingway. Wonderful movie, one of the best movies that no one's ever seen. Unfortunately, it's also rarely on TV - so I put in my old VHS tape!

2. Serenity, or course.

3. Blade Runner.

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey.

5. A Man For All Seasons. This is a big-screen, big-budget historical epic on par with Lawrence of Arabia. It won a fistful of Oscars, if memory serves. It deals with Sir Thomas More, King Henry VIII, and the split between England and The Church. Wonderful verbal parrying between Sir Thomas and his foes.

6. Forrest Gump.

7. Caddyshack.

8. Napoleon Dynamite.

9. The Breakfast Club.

10. Superbad.


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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 9:36 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
"Creator", with Peter O'Toole, Virginia Madsen, Vincent Spano, and Mariel Hemingway. Wonderful movie, one of the best movies that no one's ever seen. Unfortunately, it's also rarely on TV - so I put in my old VHS tape!


I remember that movie...what I actually remember is Virginia in the shower flaunting her bodacious ta tas.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 10:00 AM

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from my collection

aliens
the big lebowski
enternal sunshine of the spotless mind
the life aquatic
serenity
night of the living dead
dawn of the dead
day of the dead
evil dead
evil dead 2
army of darkness
say anything
joe vs the volcano
american beauty

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 10:03 AM

MSB


OK but this just demonstrates how weird I am

1- Starship Troopers
2- Resident Evil
3-Resident Evil 2
4- Resident Evil 3
( look I find zombies and carnivorous mutants soothing ok)
5- Evil Dead 2
6-Army of Darkness
7- Predator 1&2
8- Serenity
9- Jason X
10- Deep Blue Sea

There you have it...

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 11:07 AM

AZENTROPY


Raising Arizona
Princess Bride
The Incredibles
Serenity
Independence Day
Hoosiers
The Natural
Major League
A League of their own
Bull Durham


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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 11:22 AM

MYCREW


1. Serenity
2. Forrest Gump
3. The Christmas Story -gotta love little Ralphie
4. Serendipity
5. Dazed and Confused
6. Say Anything
7. Riding in Cars with Boys
8. Enough
9. Natural Born Killers
10. Overboard - It's a guilty pleasure

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 12:06 PM

GROTZ


Serenity is a no brainer.
Actually I dont watch tv, so I list my the movies I put on to relax, in random order.
Im down to, tree, pretty. So no ordering.

The legend of Bagger Vance.
Seabiscuit.
The last samurai.
Rounders.
Oceans eleven.
Bad boys.
Romeo+Juliet.
The Matrix.

Thats it only eight. Ten is for you core planet suckers, out here on the rim we keep it simple.
Almost put Waitress on, I am a sucker for pie.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 12:25 PM

KIRKULES


Silent Running (must see)

Caddy Shack (must have seen it 30 times)

Pulp Fiction

Groundhog Day

Predator

The Jerk

Blade Runner

Logan's Run

The Producers (Gene Wilder version)

Princess Bride

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 12:28 PM

LWAVES


Some good picks above.

Mine in no order:

Serenity
Close Encounters
Lawn Dogs
Fargo (in fact most Coen Bros films)
Shawn Of The Dead
Alien(s)
any Python film
Blazing Saddles
any Man With No Name film
Toy Story 1 or 2

That's sorta 10 films (ish)



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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 1:11 PM

BILLYBIGBALLS


Die Hard - Love all of them
Rocky - "Adriene, I love you"
Rambo - Cant wait for the new one..the trailers look badass.
Me, Myself and Irene - So funny.
Something about Mary - Cute comedy.
Wedding Crashers - Just wow.
Starsky and Hutch - Ben Stiller...
Gladiator - Seem to watch it everytime its on.
Braveheart - You gotta hate the English
Saving Private Ryan - Brilliant.
V for Vendetta - Great movie.
Hellboy

I watch these movies all the time




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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 2:51 PM

KAYLEESTHEGREATEST


1. serenity
2. garden state
3. super bad
4. the fellowship of the ring
5. the bourne identity
6. matchstick men
7. the departed
8. blood diamond
9. four brothers
10.starwars episode four

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one day
one plan
one mission
one army of browncoats
june 23rd serenity day

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 3:14 PM

ZEROKIRYU


In no particular order:

Serenity
The Crow
Slither
End of Evangelion
Battle Royale
Death Note: The Last Name
Any Tyler Perry play
Cowboy Bebop The Movie
The Place Promised In Our Early Days
Moon Child

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 7:24 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Top ten, but not completely in order:

Highlander
Hero (1993)
Armageddon
Happy gilmore
First Blood
Terminator
Last Action Hero
T2: Judgement Day
Aliens
Galaxy Quest

Not quite in the top 10:
Waterboy, Predator, Absolute Power, Star Trek 4: Voyage Home, Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Serenity, Matrix, Dirty Harry, Hang 'Em High, The Magnificent Seven, Fate is the Hunter, Die Hard, Die Harder Braveheart, Gladiator, Soldier.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 7:50 PM

YINYANG

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The only ones I can think of are Men in Black, Armageddon, The Fifth Element, and Dogma - if these four are on TV, you can bet I'm there watching them. The weirdest part is that I've watched The Fifth Element and Dogma on TV more than video or DVD, despite the fact that I own them both.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:11 PM

BORIS


Princess Bride
Ferris Buellers Day Off
The Empire Strikes Back
George of The Jungle
The Notebook ( had to include fave girlie flick, being a girl and admittingly needing a good romance inspired boohoo every now and again)
Serenity (again with the boohhoos, also coz the funnies still crack me up )
Bubba Ho Tep (too good for too many reasons)
Conrack (Based on Pat Conroy's year of teaching on Yamacraw Island...I'm sure it inspired my career choices)
True Grit ( I'm sure my Dad And I watch it just so we can say "Fill your hands you S_of a B_tch!" At the tops of our voices, and not get into any trouble).
The Sure Thing

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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 8:28 PM

AURAPTOR

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5th Element shows up on my list as well, huh.

Also,in random order.....

Serenity
Splash
Fellowship of the Ring
Lake Placid
Caddyshack
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Patton
Die Hard ( hey, I dig Bruce Willis )
Monsters, Inc.



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Wednesday, January 9, 2008 11:32 PM

HIXIE129


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Lord of the Rings (all three)
Kung Fu Hustle
Crouching Tiger

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