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Added by classic movie buff on 13 Jul 2008 07:04
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MY FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME

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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 1000 Average listal rating (664 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
FAVORITE LINE: "I killed him for money and for a woman. And I didn't get the money and I didn't get the woman. Pretty isn't it?" (Fred MacMurray). George Raft allegedly turned down the leading role of Walter Neff (excellently played in the film by Fred MacMurray). Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson were both outstanding in this film classic directed by BILLY WILDER.
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People who added this item 1519 Average listal rating (977 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Montgomery Clift turned down the leading role before it was offered to William Holden. FAVORITE LINE: "I am big. It's the pictures that got small." (Gloria Swanson).
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People who added this item 447 Average listal rating (265 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Another BILLY WILDER classic with Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling both on top form. FAVORITE LINE: "How'd you like to make a thousand dollars a day, Mr Boot? I'm a thousand dollar a day newspaper man. You can have me for nothing." (Kirk Douglas).
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People who added this item 722 Average listal rating (455 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The 39 Steps (1935)
One of Hitchcock's early black and white successes (1935) during his British period. Remade twice (1959 and 1978) in colour but neither version comes up to the Hitchcock original.
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People who added this item 569 Average listal rating (343 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 1870 Average listal rating (1232 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
It has been reported in some Hitchcock biographies that James Stewart desperately wanted the role of Roger Thornhill in this film but Hitchcock thought he looked too old for the part. In actual fact Stewart was a few years younger than Grant. When Stewart signed up for "Anatomy of a Murder" this gave Hitchcock to cast Grant whom he had wanted all along! Jessie Royce Landis played Cary Grant's mother but in fact they were both born in the same year! FAVORITE LINE: "You gentlemen aren't really trying to kill my son are you?" (Jessie Royce Landis).
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People who added this item 2683 Average listal rating (1866 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 2795 Average listal rating (1756 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Vertigo (1958)
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People who added this item 4126 Average listal rating (2727 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 1210 Average listal rating (788 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 2794 Average listal rating (1797 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Birds (1963)
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FAVORITE LINE: "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinking badges." (Alfonso Bedoya).
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People who added this item 153 Average listal rating (101 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Music Man (1962)
ROBERT PRESTON is "The Music Man" in the film version of his sensational Broadway role.
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People who added this item 1203 Average listal rating (766 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
FAVORITE LINE: "The stuff that dreams are made of." (Humphrey Bogart).
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (341 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
The greatest Hollywood musical biography ever. Larry Parks was amazing as Al Jolson.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Much praised sequel to "The Jolson Story" with Larry Parks again in the lead although Jolson desperately wanted the part himself!!
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 10 IMDB Rating 6.2
Tick Tock (2000)
I saw this film on television recently just by accident and was pleasantly surprised by the fast moving plot and good performances by its stars. A tale of murder and intrigue with many twists, turns, shocks and surprises throughout. A suspenseful thriller but with a modern touch and a very unusual idea whereby the action keeps "going back in time" which kept you on the edge of your seat. See this film if you can - you won't be disappointed!
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People who added this item 791 Average listal rating (530 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 187 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Red Rock West (1993)
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People who added this item 9268 Average listal rating (6729 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.8
Titanic (1997)
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People who added this item 4202 Average listal rating (2887 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Die Hard (1988)
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People who added this item 6218 Average listal rating (4244 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
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People who added this item 498 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Midnight Run (1988)
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People who added this item 5215 Average listal rating (3588 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 4979 Average listal rating (3367 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Prestige (2006)
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People who added this item 4186 Average listal rating (2804 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
GoodFellas (1990)
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People who added this item 2439 Average listal rating (1655 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Casino (1995)
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People who added this item 3384 Average listal rating (2269 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fargo (1996)
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People who added this item 765 Average listal rating (525 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Score (2001)
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People who added this item 5987 Average listal rating (4248 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
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People who added this item 5394 Average listal rating (3715 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
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People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
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The films of the forties and fifties are my main interest. These featured the real Hollywood stars such as Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Alan Ladd, James Stewart, Burt Lancaster, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Betty Grable, Alice Faye, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Cary Grant, Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and too many others to mention here. The present day stars just don't seem to have the magic of those legends for me. How lucky we are to still be able to enjoy the classic movies and stars of the forties and fifties thanks to television, video and DVD.
However, there are some good movies being made today if you take the time to select them carefully. Some films I have enjoyed recently are "Tick Tock" (a most unusual fast moving thriller), "My Cousin Vinny", "Titanic", "Midnight Run", "Goodfellas", "Casino", "Identity", "Biloxi Blues", "The Untouchables", "The Prestige", "Red Rock West", "Fargo", "The Score", "The Green Mile", the "Indiana Jones" movies, the "Die Hard" series, and of course "The Godfather" and "The Godfather - part two".

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