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Best Movies Ever?

Ham Clam

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Best ever?   Would really need to know more about you to specifically recommend anything...


But some of my all-time favorites include Shawshank Redemption, Life is Beautiful, Inception, Wizard of Oz, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Jaws and several of the Pixar films.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

Gentlemen's Agreement

The Searchers

The Apartment

Rebecca (Lawrence Olivier/Joan Fontaine)


Captain Phillips

Sense & Sensibility (Emma Thompson)

Rosemary's Baby

It's Complicated (Meryl Streep)

In the Heat of the Night

Dead Calm (Nicole Kidman)


A League of Their Own

Six Days, Seven Nights

Fried Green Tomatoes


If you watch most of these, you'll have a wide range of good entertainment...



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Trying to be eclectic and shooting only for very good. Seven Days in May could never be in the top five, but it is so little known for being so well done. Great is much harder. I have watched all of these more than once and would do so again. Given the perameters by Clam, I would suggest strongly My Fair Lady and/or Singing in the Rain.



The Quiet Man

Apollo 13

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Flynn and deHavilland)

Singin' in the Rain

My Fair Lady

The Godfather (all three, nod to Ron Beron)

Band of Brothers

The Big Country

The Mountain (Spencer Tracy and a young Robert Wagner)

Henry V (Branagh)

Much Ado About Nothing (Branagh)

Lord of the Rings


Pride and Prejudice (nod to bluebell). There are scenes in this work which I can see over and over.

A Few Good Men


Shawshank Redemption

Seven Days in May

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Hotel Rwanda

Sherlock (BBC television series)

The Avengers

The New Guy

The Last of the Mohicans

Harry Potter (all of them)

Downton Abbey (another BBC television series)


I highly recommend Sherlock and Downton Abbey

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Sorry to say it , but if you haven't seen Clint Eastwood's first spaghetti Western, A Fist Full of Dollars , or his last ( probably) Western, Unforgiven, then you have missed some good ones.


Ham didn't want Westerns...but...Unforgiven...It is terrible...almost horror in a way... very believable...about the reality of the act of killing another person...great choice. I don't know how I forgot that one.

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How does everyone watch all these good movies....Amazon?  I guess I'll have to break down and rent some!


Some favorites of mine are:


"Funny Girl", "A Star is Born", "Yentl", & "The Way We Were" with Barbara Streisand.


"The Pursuit of Happyness" with Will Smith


"Play Misty for Me" & "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood


"Stella Dallas" with Barbara Stanwyck


"Fishers of Men" & "Mrs. Doubtfire" with Robin Williams


"It's a Wonderful Life" with James Stewart


"Grapes of Wrath" with Henry Fonda


"I Remember Mama"




"Catch Me if You Can" Leonardo DiCaprio


"Silver Linings"


"Remember the Titans"


"Les Miz"


"Wait Until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn


"On Golden Pond"  Glenn Ford & Katherine Hepburn


"The Descendants" with George Clooney


"The Help"


"As Good As it Gets" with Jack Nicholson

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I can hardly bear to watch "The Way We Were" because it is so sad in the end... the last scene when they hug and say goodbye is just haartbreaking... (but I do love the  story).




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Oldies but goodies.


"It happened one night" starring Claudette Colbert, and Clark Gable


"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" starring  Gene Tierney, and Rex Harrison


Young people in love are seldom ever hungry? I love It Happened One Night. Talk about clever. Thanks for the reminder.

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The Wizard of Oz

Ben Hur

The Ten Commandments

2001: A Space Odyssey

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

Return of the Jedi

Back to the Future

A Beautiful Mind

Brian's Song

Remember the Titans

Stand and Deliver


Raiders of the Lost Ark

Spider-Man 2

The Dark Knight

The Lion King

Beauty and the Beast

Forrest Gump


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Wasn't that with Henry Fonda? I think it was Henry Fonda's last movie.

I so knew that it was Henry Fonda, and Jane Fonda even played his daughter in the movie. What's wrong with me? I am losing it! Very good movie, and love Henry's role, reminds me of my dad.

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