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What's your favorite movies?

jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
edited April 29 in Coffee lounge
Hello I'm James. I live in Essex, I'm 31 and a big film buff. I'm looking to make friends who hopefully live not to far :smile:
What's your favorite movies? My favorite are Kung Fu Panda, Gladiator, John Wick, Old Boy and Idiocracy and loads more.


  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 5,804Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jamesg11 welcome to the community! My favourite film is Avengers Endgame :)
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    My favourite films are all the Star Wars films and of course all The Hobbits and LOTR, Lord Of The Rings. 
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  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
    Ami2301 said:
    Hi @jamesg11 welcome to the community! My favourite film is Avengers Endgame :)

    That's cool, I admit I'm not a big Marvel fan, but I enjoyed Iron Man. Have you seen The Punisher? That was awesome.

  • Antonia_ScopeAntonia_Scope Posts: 1,783Member Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @jamesg11 :) Thank you for sharing this with us. Mine are Coming to America, The Devil Wears Prada and Save the Last Dance, just to name a few. Please join our coffee lounge discussions group. :) If you have any questions, please let us know.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,344Community champion Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @jamesg11  Thank you for sharing.

    I like old films.  Channel called Talking Pictures has some of them I like .

    Film Noir is my favourite sort of film.

    Double Emmdentity staring Fred MacMurray and Barbra Stanwyck.. The one the only original idea of beautiful woman wants her husband murdered. Get the Insurance money.

    That is the plot simple and easy to follow.

    Has everything twists, turns and the ending wow.

    Have lots of similar ones.  Touch of Evil with Charlton Heston, Orson Welles.

    Forties, Fifties American films.  Made to be short sweet and simple with twisting plots and sudden endings.

    On the edge of your seat.  Sudden Fear a new one to me the other night.

    Like the stars of the era. Humphry Bogart, James Stewart. Orson Welles, Kirk Douglas.

    Like Gloria Graham and Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly,  others as well worth looking at.

    Also my MGM musicals lots to sing and dance to . Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire just a few more.

    Take care.


  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,468Administrator Scope community team
    Hello @jamesg11 and welcome!
    I never know where to begin when someone asks what my favourite movies are, but there's quite a few mentioned so far that I've watched more than once, which is usually a good sign that I approve!

    Always loved Gladiator and Master and Commander and have a soft spot for 300, John Wick and the Mission Impossible films. Quite fond of Pixar movies in general too and of course Star Wars, with Rogue One being one of my favourites.

    Saw Endgame at the weekend and while I've always preferred DC to Marvel, I was entertained and it was certainly better than anything DC-related since the Dark Knight (ooh another favourite!) The kids loved it, but the other half wasn't best pleased when they ran in and spoiled the whole plot for her thirty seconds after getting home.

    Have you seen anything recently that you think might have a crack at your top 10?
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  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
    I'm not really a fan of Marvel ether. I feel like the only one who hasn't jumped on the supper hero bandwagon. I don't know why but I just prefer it when the hero has no powers.
  • Kate_ScopeKate_Scope Posts: 74Navigate Pioneering
    so so many to choose from :)
    I love all the Harry Potter and star wars films, prefer the older star wars to the new- (inner geek)
    Loved fight club and of course LOTR and Leon is one of my favourite films ever- 

    Happy star wars day for today anyway

  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
    MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU lol. the older star wars was awesome wasn't they.
    Have you been to Harry Potter world? It was surprisingly really fun.

  • Kate_ScopeKate_Scope Posts: 74Navigate Pioneering
    yes!! i went two weeks ago with my kids, i loved it more than them :)

  • AlisonNettyAlisonNetty Posts: 82Member Pioneering
    Hello @jamesg11
    I love Kung fu Panda . Dirty Dancing. My Fair  Lady. Westside Story. Lots more besides...
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,841Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @jamesg11 and a warm welcome to the community! My favourite films have to be anything that's Disney... but beauty and the beast or lion king are the top two!
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  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
    yes!! i went two weeks ago with my kids, i loved it more than them :)

    I went with my caregivers children and i loved it more than them too lol. I'd love to go to the game of thrones experience in Ireland.

    Anyone a game of thrones fan?

  • zakbloodzakblood Posts: 419Member Pioneering
    anything like lord of the rings floats my boat
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,465Member - under moderation Disability Gamechanger
    I love the Harry Potter franchise as well. Star Wars is good. 
  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
    lord of the rings was so much better than the hobbit, I'm I right?
  • HelleGothHelleGoth Posts: 2Member Listener
    Hi James! The Crow. But only the Brandon Lee one. That film is so dark, beautiful and full of meaning. Also Edward Sissorhands, anything Tim Burton...except Planet of the apes. And I didn't like what he did with Alice in Wonderland, it was good, but not Lewis Carroll enough for me! XXX
  • ROLLERBALLROLLERBALL Posts: 9Member Listener
    morning.another james here.there is to be made a john wick 3 in pipeline in near future.looking forward to it.clint eastwood in new movie the mule.new halloween.glass.i go on to certain free sites online to stream movies for free in full length hd.not pirate sites.connect an hmdi cable from laptop to tv to watch movies on a larger screen.james.

  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,468Administrator Scope community team
    HelleGoth said:
    Hi James! The Crow. But only the Brandon Lee one. That film is so dark, beautiful and full of meaning. Also Edward Sissorhands, anything Tim Burton...except Planet of the apes. And I didn't like what he did with Alice in Wonderland, it was good, but not Lewis Carroll enough for me! XXX
    I thought Tim Burton and Planet of the Apes was a very weird fit. Not his best film!
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 5,344Community champion Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @jamesg11  All this talk of Science Fiction and CGI Films.

    Reminds me of the time when growing up in the Sixties and Seventies used to have these awful but really terrible films.

    Japan started it with the Godzilla series badly dubbed, a man in a suit and much more . Yet iconic and the rest was history.

    I used to search the TV  listings and set the video for any of these Films.  That had either a Science Fiction line. From the period long before any of the words special effects.  Was replaced by CGI.

    Gentleman called Ray Harryhausen.  Created some of most iconic films every made. Now considered classics.

    Worth looking out for.  Long before CGI.

    Forty Million Miles from Venus.  Earth v Flying Saucers. It Came Beneath The Sea  All those days of the Fifties creating memorable films and most of them. Look at them to day .

    You can admire what they were trying to do.

    My favourites of his films were the stories he created around Greek legends. Always on TV.  Jason and the Argonauts .  Sindbad series of films as well magical. 

    Then I got into Film Festivals. As a collector.  Used to go to Manchester, London to see these creators in Film.

    I used to collect anything to do with those days of early Horror and Science fiction.

    Film Lectures.  Where you could hear him speak and talk how he created these films.

     If it was not for this gentleman never have any of the films today. Most of his projects involved many of the filmmakers today or were inspired by him.

    Seeing his films created their own films. 

    Take care.


  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 4,468Administrator Scope community team
    Quite excited for John Wick 3, @ROLLERBALL. Very slick and stylish films for what they are.
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  • ROLLERBALLROLLERBALL Posts: 9Member Listener
    yes am looking forward to john wick 3.plus there will be an avitar 2 in pipeline at some stage in future.clint eastwood in movie called the mule was ok.
  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener
    I love john wick. One of the best action films of the decade. Really looking forward to it.
  • jamesg11jamesg11 Posts: 10Member Listener

    Hello @jamesg11  All this talk of Science Fiction and CGI Films.

    Reminds me of the time when growing up in the Sixties and Seventies used to have these awful but really terrible films.

    My Dad used to show me loads of Science Fiction films from the Sixties and Seventies. Some of them are so weird. 

  • crippscripps Posts: 411Member Pioneering
    Hi there, I’ve noticed nobody has mentioned the BLUES BROTHERS which I’m surprised because that was one of the best films ever made. No cgi just pure brilliance in film making. NC
  • tc55tc55 Posts: 7Member Listener
    I'm a film buff but what I like to watch depends on my mood, started watching The Avengers films  they are entertaing.
    Love court room dramas A Few Good Men being a favourite.
    Linvoln was good and I am a Harry Potter fan snd also love the old films.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Posts: 2,902Member Disability Gamechanger
    I like a whole variety of movies and watch series on amazon like cloak and dagger by marvel. I don't like blood and gore so no zombies for me lol
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  • AilsAils Posts: 1,141Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    I love old films such as Gone with the Wind, West Sid Story, Calamity Jane, etc.  Old but good - lol!  :smiley:  I also enjoy Ghost, Dirty Dancing and a good comedy.  :smiley:
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Posts: 194Member, Community champion Pioneering
    Hey James

    I like Old Boy and John Wick as well, can't wait to see the third film!

    I have a few older ones, LA Confidential, Goodfellas, Blade Runner and more recently Logan, Spiderman far from home and all The Avengers films.
  • BirdsnbeesBirdsnbees Posts: 75Member Pioneering
    edited August 9
    Love this thread, I love films too. Will have to go back through and watch suggestions.

    Films I like.. where do I start.

    Face Off.. my gosh recently watched that amazing
    New Spiderman movie
    Fight Club (classic)
    Birdman (or the unexpected virtue of ignorance)
    Every Batman movie

    I like older films too

    Dead Poets Society
    Old Boy is wicked
    Gone Girl.. one of my favs
    The Accountant.. great for anyone understanding autism and Ben Affleck is the bomb
    Triple Frontier.. much better than expected
    Step Brothers
    The Mask
    Don't Mess With the Zohan
    The Ridiculous Six

    Ghost in the Shell remake
    Unbreakable, Split, Glass
    The Matrix
    Forrest Gump
    Law Abiding Citizen

  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Posts: 1,320Member Disability Gamechanger
    I watch a film every night on Netflix. I watch so many I sometimes forget I have already seen them and watch again.
  • BirdsnbeesBirdsnbees Posts: 75Member Pioneering
    @pollyanna1052 we will have to start a thread of film recommendations.
  • GettinOldeGettinOlde Posts: 495Member Pioneering
    jamesg11 said:
    Brawndo anyone?

    Although I couldn't call myself a film buff, Sci-Fi is predominantly my thing.
    Forbidden Planet with Lesley Nielsen was brilliant for its time, and would like to try and find all the old stuff like Quatermass etc,
    Anything from the Alien/Predator franchise.
    I enjoyed the original Blade Runner but found the latest one a bit heavy going and didn't make it all the way through. 🙄

    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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