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  1. Betty Olivera
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:29 pm

    Moonstruck

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  2. duxinco
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:32 pm

    -Ellyn Burstyn’s “Resurrection” / -“Hachi” (just describing it to others I badly tear up) / -“Fiddler on the Roof” / -“Jesus Christ Superstar” (I love musicals!) / -Tom Hanks’ “Castaway” / -“The Lives of Others” (really not kidding about being a cryer) / -“My Brilliant Career” / -“Persuasion” (I adore the dirty glove fingertip) /

    Happy Holidays, all!

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  3. Barbara Manning
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:36 pm

    It Could Happen To You!
    Nicolas Cage, Bridget Fonda, Rosie Perez. The best all ages feel good movie. My kids watched it when they were 8 and 12 and loved it.

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  4. Laura Oliver
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

    Sound of Music; Casablanca; Love, Actually; The Wedding Singer (which is stupid but amazingly sweet and so relatable if you spent any part of your adolescence growing up in the 80’s); Summertime (with Katherine Hepburn); The Italian Job; Sense and Sensibility (the version with Emma Thompson and a delightful Alan Rickman whom I adored in every single thing he did); Best in Show. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with lots of actual movie watching and not just debating what to watch

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  5. Morgan
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:43 pm

    Bell, Book and Candle with Kim Novak as a Greenwich Village witch discovering love at Christmas time in the late 1950’s. Jimmy Stewart, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, and a fabulous Siamese cat called Piewacket. Pure camp! Gorgeous MCM clothes and sets, exquisite African art. The hanging Christmas “tree” in the shop has been my style goal since forever.

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  6. Robin L MILLER
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:45 pm

    Kate and Leopald. French Kiss. IQ.

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  7. Christine Whittington
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:46 pm

    “Desk Set” with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Hepburn is a corporate librarian for a film production company and Spencer Tracy arrives to automate her operation with a big-ass computer. The film was made in 1957, so you can imagine. It is also a Christmas movie, somewhat tangentially.

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  8. Sarah Branham
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:46 pm

    Travels with myu Aunt
    Antie Mame
    Bell Book and Candle
    Cat on a hot tin roof

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  9. Richard Flynn
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:49 pm

    My very favorite is “The Quiet Man”. Here is a brief description from wikipedia: The Quiet Man is a 1952 Technicolor American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Ford. It stars John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond and Victor McLaglen. The screenplay by Frank S. Nugent was based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story of the same name by Maurice Walsh, later published as part of a collection titled The Green Rushes. The film is notable for Winton Hoch’s lush photography of the Irish countryside and a long, climactic, semi-comic fist fight. It was an official selection of the 1952 Venice Film Festival.

    The Quiet Man won the Academy Award for Best Director for John Ford, his fourth, and for Best Cinematography. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”

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  10. Cheryl W.
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

    well, yes – anything with Sam Elliott., no plot necessary. Two little known movies will be my all time favorites: A Walk in the Clouds (1995 with Keanu Reeves), and The Last of the Dogmen (1995 with Tom Berenger and Barbara Hershey). Check them out.

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    • Danielle
      December 23, 2019 @ 1:39 pm

      Love last of the dogmen

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    • Christine
      January 6, 2020 @ 11:58 pm

      I loved A Walk in the Clouds…but…. the grape crushing song…

      Lyrics are literally – “crush the grapes, crush the grapes”

      Still worth a watch for Keanu at his prettiest.

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  11. Bernie
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:53 pm

    Christmas Vacation
    The American President
    Fracure
    When Harry Met Sally
    Fracture
    Imitation of Life (OMG…such a tearjerker!)
    Gone With the Wind
    The Greenbook
    Anything with Tom Hanks except The Road to Perdition ( hated it)
    Its a Wonderful Life
    Did I mention Fracture?

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  12. Kim Lawrence
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:55 pm

    Oh yes! Seven brides for seven brothers … great dancing!, WHMSally, Casablanca, Maltese falcon, The Thin Man movies but the last ones aren’t as fun because no drinking!, My Man Godfrey … dashing William Powell 🥰, you got mail, Harry Potter, the rocketeer, Red and Red 2 … Bruce Willis and John malchovich, Murphy’s Romance, Charade, English patient, like water for chocolate, guys and dolls, Macao with Robert Mitchum and Rosalind Russell — STEAMY! , home for the holidays, and mr brooks. Wishing you a fabulous holiday!

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    • Heather
      December 23, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

      Omg I LOVE Murphy’s Romance. So so so much. And Home for the Holidays is one of my favorite holidays, if not my actual favorite.

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  13. Laura Kennedy
    December 23, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

    Die Hard, L.A. Confidential, Love Actually. Odd list, I know.

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  14. Lora Hart
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:08 pm

    I have nothing to add. They’ve all been mentioned above. Except no one added anything Merchant Ivory. So sad my Christmas no longer includes a new costume fantasy of theirs. And I definitely second Charade (music!), Just the Dance At The Gym scene in West Side Story (on repeat preferably), Amadeus, and Keira Knightly Pride and Prejudice. Oh, Ryan O’Neal and Marissa Berenson in Barry Lyndon. Not much substance, but soooooo beautiful. Enjoy. Have a lovely holiday y’all!

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  15. Cindy
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:09 pm

    Pride and Prejudice(with Emma Thompson), The Spitfire Grill – this is a small movie with a great cast that always makes me weep, The Holiday, Overboard with Goldie Hawn, Wild Cats with Goldie Hawn OK I have a thing about Goldie Hawn, Con Air – and I know this is an awful movie but its so wonderfully awful. The Day After Tomorrow, because the dad has to save the son and he does. Yellow Dog because the dog is the hero. This is a great family movie.

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  16. Jillaurellia
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:09 pm

    While you were sleeping. Also some Hallmark movies. A season for miracles has Patty Duke in it. Silver bells has Ann Heche. In her shoes with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette?

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  17. JW
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

    A few of my favorites that might be worthy of your list….

    -Amelie
    -Dangerous Liaisons
    -Argo

    Merriest of Christmases to you!

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  18. Lora Hart
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

    How could I forget The Women (1939 version of course)

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  19. Michelle
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    Inception
    The Prestige
    Love Actually
    Two weeks notice or the Proposal (who doesn’t love a romcom with Sandra Bullock and/or Ryan Reynolds/Hugh Grant
    Baby Driver- how is this not on your list!? Heist movie with amazing soundtrack and awesome car chases!!

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  20. Laura Hopwood
    December 23, 2019 @ 1:11 pm

    I agree with a lot of your choices. I’ve been to the dancehall where Urban Cowboy was filmed, great place. I love odd quirky movies that have great characters. But a few mainstream, too. I could watch To Kill A Mockingbird a thousand times and see a new sub plot or message. Juno. Big Lebowski. Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Saving Grace, if you haven’t seen it, try to find it. With Brenda Blethlyn – not the TV show. Gregory’s Girl. Love, Actually.

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