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what is your favorite movie of all time?

Asked by gooch (5734points) August 20th, 2007 from iPhone
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mirza's avatar

Fight Club, American Beauty, Motorcycle Diaries

gooch's avatar

Only on you gotta pick

GD_Kimble's avatar

Lawrence Of Arabia

mzgator's avatar

As a southern girl.....I have to say....Gone With the Wind...."Cuz' after all...Tomorrow is another day!"

glial's avatar

Star Wars

jrpowell's avatar

The Shawshank Redemption

Jill_E's avatar

Raiders of the Lost Ark

kevbo's avatar

Casablanca

Hawaiiguy's avatar

my mother tpld me lawrence of Arabia was a great movie, guess I'll rent it

alabare's avatar

The Godfather

zina's avatar

i don't know about favorite and haven't seen *that* many recent/mainstream movies, but a long while back i loved GHOST and FORREST GUMP and recently adored BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and I AM SAM. others that come to mind... MRS. DOUBTFIRE, AMERICAN BEAUTY, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SLEEPLESS MIND, HABLE CON ELLA, maybe V FOR VENDETTA ..... in foreign category also CITY OF GOD, AMANDLA, and more recently FAVELA RISING...... oh geez there are so many....

i'm terrible at this, maybe i shouldn't have tried to answer this question!!

zina's avatar

oh how could i forget AMELIE!

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, KONTROLL, ...........

how in the world do you pick one favorite????? i really am curious how people do it.

DetectiveRowdy's avatar

Usual Suspects or The Game

Poser's avatar

Scent of a Woman

brownlemur's avatar

The Big Lebowski and/or Big Trouble in Little China.

synapse's avatar

Hunt for Red October, Shawshank Redemption, Boondock Saints, What Dreams May Come

sdeutsch's avatar

The Princess Bride =)

hearkat's avatar

As is obvious from the responses thus far, it's near impossible to pick just one. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have one DVD with me, I'd pick Finding Nemo.

But there are several films that I can watch over and over (some are already listed, so I won't repeat), also: Signs; American History X; Gallipoli; Big; the Bourne trilogy; Do the Right Thing; E.T.; Finding Neverland; the Shining; Witness; The Nightmare Before Christmas; Something the Lord Made; I'm sure there are more, but my head is spinning...

sdeutsch's avatar

I'd have to agree with hearkat - Finding Nemo is definitely the best movie to be stranded on a desert island with - I could watch that one every day and not get tired of it...

Hawaiiguy's avatar

el topo was just released on DVD, I highly recommend it. Very obscure

Marissa64's avatar

Pleasantville.

But I also love baseball movies - A League of Their Own, The Sandlot, 61..

krazed's avatar

Ferris Buller Days Off.

answerMovies's avatar

I prefer The Godfather but according to this movie list Shawshank Redemption is their favorite.

mirza's avatar

My Dinner With Andre

ezraglenn's avatar

Amelie, or maybe Zoolander. Kill Bill and American Beauty, and also Volver.

onaquest's avatar

Koyaanisqatsi – a Godfrey Reggio film with Phillip Glass producing a masterful musical masterpiece, and Ron Fricke’s Imax quality film montage. No actors, no words spoken – a real world with the chaos theory of life in full swing – and the sharp contrast of the beautiful, serene landscape of our planet and how it’s been altered to produce mounds of stress, anxiety, and frustration all at the hands and gears of the machine age. The title of the movie is a hopi indian word meaning ‘Life out of balance’, very reflective of the early 80s, when the movie appeared, and even more so now.

ironhiway's avatar

It’s a Wonderful Life. Just saw it again the other night.

diceliving's avatar

Depends when you ask me—today it could be Jaws, tomorrow Fight Club, and the day after Bourne Identity. i will recommend that you check out a film called The Man from Earth http://imdb.com/title/tt0756683/

topper7477's avatar

O wow, Top Gun is first then Gia…I love so many its very heard to pick just one.

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