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Discussion in 'Entertainment and Humor' started by Weston Stoler, Jan 30, 2012.
Agreed on Green Mile and Shawshank. King is a gifted writer and does not just write horror. His "Stand By Me" is a beautiful novella.
Lawrence of Arabia, a true epic.
My top 5
Coming To America
The Book of Eli
favorite movies of all time..I wanted to add Luther to that list soooo bad but you said secular
Lord of the Rings
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Sadly I agree
No Country for Old Men
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (the original with Gene Wilder)
The Godfather 1 & 2
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Pirates of the carribean 3
Not much of a movie watcher, but I agree with The Princess Bride. I'm surprised not to have seen Muppet Treasure Island on anyone's list.
Star Wars trilogy (original)
Good Bad and Ugly is great but I also enjoyed Stranger than Fiction with Emma Thompson and Will Ferrel.
Wait.. I almost forgot one of my all time favorites. I can't believe I forgot to mention "Rocky 1,2,3,4,5,6"
I don't understand why "secular" was included in the thread title, but still...
Casablanca is my favorite.
Others that round out my top 10
The Godfather, I and II
The Last of the Mohicans
When Harry Met Sally
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting
1) God's & Generals
2) Talk of the Town (1942)
3) Unconquered (1947) an epic movie
4) Captain Blood (1935)
5) Fire and Ice "The winter War with Finland and Russia" (Fantastic Documentary)
6) Battleground (1944) Cast includes the Original 101st Airborne
7) Battle of the Bulge (1965) epic
8) How the West Was Won (1962)
9) Braveheart "Although rather historically inaccruate"
10) My Fair Lady (1964)
11) The Sound of Music (1965)
12) Fiddler On the Roof (1971)
13) Sink the Bismarck (1960)
14) Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
15) To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
16) Paths of Glory (1957)
17) Popeye (1980)
18) Where the River Bends: A History of Northern Kentucky (2007)
19) Last Stand of the Tin Can Salors (2005)
20) Warriors of Honor (2004)
21) Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story (2003)
A River Runs Through It
5? Really?! I think most Rocky fans like to pretend part 5 didn't happen.
I like to pretend 2-6 didn't happen.
I can't believe no one has mentioned the Bourne Identity, Supremacy, or Ultimatum.
My wife and I also really like LOTR triology.
Not technically a movie, but WWII genre doesn't get better than HBO's Band of Brothers...
On another note, I really have a hard time believing that anyone can watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show or Pulp Fiction with a clear conscience. Just sayin'.
I've been known to appreciate The Big Lebowski on occasion...
Gods and Generals
Chariots of Fire
The Star Wars movies
....and so many more....
Seriously. You couldn't pay me enough to watch a "Christian" movie.
I didn't want someone to tell me facing the giants was the greatest movie of all time. That kind of stuff just is a christian bias lol
The only semi-Christian movie I truly enjoy is Amazing Grace, even then it isn't really God based but abolition based.
If they did, it would give some pretty good insight into that person's tastes.
1) Braveheart (seriously, around 2002-2003, I watched this movie at least once a week for a year...)
2) Lord of the Rings Special Extended Edition (you know, the 12-disc slipcased box set)
3) Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/The Dark Knight Rises (okay, TDKR won't be out until this summer. But Nolan's Batman trilogy is/will be definitive!)
4) Gladiator ("Are you not entertained?!")
5) Luther (2003 film)
6) Star Trek 2, 4, 6, and the 2009 reboot (everything else was okay or awful)
7) Star Wars (original trilogy, please! And in the following order: 1) Empire 2) New Hope 3) Jedi) *Revenge of the Sith gets an honorable mention, Clones gets a shrug, and the original copy of the film of Phantom needs to be shredded, burned, and the ashes need to be thrown in the Arctic Ocean
8) Memento (despite the vile language, it's a GREAT concept and story)
10) Legend (1985 film fantasy by Ridley Scott that doesn't get enough credit)
[Slight picking of nits: I can't really call movies "secular", given that the overwhelming majority of "Christian" movies are laughably bad shlock-fests, usually focused on bad eschatology, or breaking the second commandment.]
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
I'm laughing now just to think of it!
The Fellowship of the Ring