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What is your one favorite movie in the history of ever?

Asked by Caravanfan (10295points) 1 month ago

If someone were to say to you, “What is your ONE favorite movie?” Not a list. Just one.

For me, it’s Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Right now that position is for The Fire Within. But I have a feeling something is going to replace it soon.

Caravanfan's avatar

@Mimishu1995 Cool. I haven’t heard of that. I’ll look for it.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Gosh…..Fried Green Tomatoes? Wild Hogs? My Cousin Vinny? Secretariat? Sea Buscuit? The Right Stuff?

Zaku's avatar

Harold and Maude

Caravanfan's avatar

@Dutchess_III I specifically asked for NOT A LIST!!! Pick ONE!!!

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Caravanfan you definitely should check it out. It was the movie that kickstarted my interest in depression and psychology in general. It was also a great starter for me to explore philosophy in my writing.

KNOWITALL's avatar

All time…..Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee. I’ve probably watched it over 100 times.

LuckyGuy's avatar

The Blues Brothers.
It is preposterous but pure, simple enjoyment. (What does that say about me?)
If you’re bold, try some of the ridiculous dance moves John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd make. They sure were talented.

“It’s 106 mile to Chicago. We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes. It’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.”
“Hit it!”

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Babette’s Feast

rebbel's avatar

Magnolia.

smudges's avatar

The Big Chill

ucancallme_Al's avatar

Changes all the time

zenvelo's avatar

Casablanca

Caravanfan's avatar

@ucancallme_Al I haven’t seen “Changes all the time” :-)

Caravanfan's avatar

@KNOWITALL You never cease to surprise me! :-)

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Caravan I’m an Aquarius, we roll like that. :D

kritiper's avatar

Ivanhoe (1952) with Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Emlyn Williams
Rock ‘em, sock ‘em ACTION! Eloquent speech, chivalry out the wazoo.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Offhand? The Wages of Fear. With some time to think about it, I’ll probably change that.

flutherother's avatar

It’s still Blade Runner the original version.

gorillapaws's avatar

By “favorite,” are we talking the movie we love watching over-and-over, or the best film in our opinion, even if it’s not something we would want to watch over-and-over? I feel like those could be 2 different films for many people.

Caravanfan's avatar

@gorillapaws Pick one
@flutherother The one with the voiceover? I far preferred the director’s cut.

gorillapaws's avatar

@Caravanfan The one that stands out for me at the moment is “Saving Private Ryan.” Definitely a film one has to be in the right mindset to experience, but it is such a moving film and so masterfully done. I reserve the right to change my mind.

ucancallme_Al's avatar

@Caravanfan Ironically, I saw that coming a mile away ;-}

canidmajor's avatar

The one I keep going back to seems to be The African Queen. It’s not always my favorite, but it often is, and it is often the one I go to for so many moods.

ucancallme_Al's avatar

You didn’t ask for a list, but you’re getting one :D
The following films have had favourite status at one time or another.

Duel
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Marathon Man
Grand Budapest Hotel
Shawshank Redemption
Rope
What’s Up Doc
Unforgiven
The Shining

flutherother's avatar

@Caravanfan The voiceover spoiled the film for me. I prefer the director’s cut and the ambiguity. I should have looked for a better link.

filmfann's avatar

Casablanca.

Caravanfan's avatar

@flutherother That’s why I questioned the voiceover. The original version was the theatrical release that was cut by the studio and the voiceover added. The Final Cut is the proper version to watch.

ucancallme_Al's avatar

Hell in the Pacific

Inspired_2write's avatar

The Time Machine originally written by Orson Wells .( movie in 2002 version)
Here is a link to the trailer. I love both the story, actors, theme and music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90T7iLuzFgg

Note that the story continues in book form called Time Ships. Loved it, wish that they would produce the continuation in next movie.

Caravanfan's avatar

@ucancallme_Al That wasn’t on your original list! :-)

ucancallme_Al's avatar

As I said…it changes!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

The Time Bandits with Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan, and David Warner. Music by George Harrison.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

“Five Card Stud”. Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum. Quirky and unusual western with Dino as a card shark turned unwilling detective, having to solve a string of mysterious murders.

janbb's avatar

I’m between The African Queen and To Kill a Mockingbrid. If I had to pick one of those, it’s the one I saw most recently.

lastexit's avatar

Chinatown.

Dutchess_III's avatar

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Caravanfan's avatar

@jan. What one is it?

janbb's avatar

@Caravanfan To Kill a Mockingbird I guess, since I saw it again last week.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

“Who framed Roger Rabbit ”? Is my best movie.

Brian1946's avatar

My favorite is “Star Trek 4— Forbidden Planet of the Airplane that Inherited the Wind!” ;-D

anniereborn's avatar

The Notebook
for me it’s not some sappy ass romance. to me it’s about love that knows no bounds. love that sticks together through the end, no matter what happens….also I LOVE the time period and the fact that it is based on the author’s grandparents)

Demosthenes's avatar

Maybe Mulholland Dr.

I think that movie has had the biggest effect on me. I’ve seen it many times. It’s not a movie I would just watch casually any time, but I think it’s accurate to say it is my favorite.

Caravanfan's avatar

I gave Mullholland Dr 4 stars on my Letterboxd diary

SavoirFaire's avatar

The Princess Bride

Dutchess_III's avatar

The Notebook never gets old!

Caravanfan's avatar

@SavoirFaire That’s my second choice.

Stache's avatar

True Romance

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