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  1. Jennifer
    December 24, 2019 @ 3:05 am

    I have so many favorite movies but I’d like to suggest The Age of Adaline, The Italian Job, and The Illusionist.

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  2. Albertina Strauser
    December 24, 2019 @ 7:18 am

    It happened on 5th Avenue…meet me in St. louis…love actually (naturally)…a Christmas Carol with Patrick Stewart…scrooged… A Christmas story…A Shop around the corner…so many good ones!!

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  3. Jessica Morrell
    December 24, 2019 @ 8:14 am

    Philadelphia Story —Katherine Hepburn!
    Shadow of a Doubt – my fave Alfred Hitchcock
    Rear Window — my second fave Alfred Hitchcock, worth watching if only for the clothing
    Fargo — a perfect movie
    And two “bad boys being bad faves”:
    The Great Escape
    Cool Hand Luke

    I have a short attention span and these are all movies I still LOVE after multiple viewings.

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  4. Cassie Madison
    December 24, 2019 @ 8:33 am

    Almost anything Hitchcock but especially Vertigo. Best rom com obviously French Kiss.

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  5. Laura McKenna
    December 24, 2019 @ 8:45 am

    My brother’s favorite Christmas movie is Die Hard.

    I’ll watch It happened One Night anytime it’s on.

    Anything with Audrey Hepburn — Roman Holiday made her a star and it’s wonderful.

    Everything Marilyn Monroe ever did.

    All About Eve (and there’s a cameo of MM — she plays Miss Casswell, a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Art).

    Jezebel.

    Gone with the Wind — HOW did you leave out GWTW???

    Oklahoma (I know every song)

    The Hobbit (the most recent one with Martin Freeman)

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  6. Sheila
    December 24, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    Working Girl, The Shawshank Redemption, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Dirty Dancing.

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  7. Melissa
    December 24, 2019 @ 9:24 am

    I am a movie junkie and I love movies with great acting, great filming, editing, costuming, awards…….all the things……. but for some crazy reason, The Cutting Edge is my favorite movie. It’s almost embarrassing for me to say.
    The other 2 must sees: Pride & Prejudice and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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  8. Rachael
    December 24, 2019 @ 9:30 am

    Follow up – since Roadhouse is a favorite (as it should be!). Watch that then Blade then To Wong Foo to blow your mind!

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  9. Linda Montgomery
    December 24, 2019 @ 10:24 am

    Band of Brothers is an EPIC series and SO dang good. Worth watching over & over.
    Howard Keel you say? I met him when I was in my 20’s and it was all I could do not to swoon! Therefore I suggest my all-time favorite – 7 Brides for 7 Brothers.
    Shoot em ups? The Long Kiss Goodnight (also Christmas themed-is)
    Best Christmas movie EVER (in my humble opinion) The Bishop’s Wife & Little Shop Around the Corner. Both are old B & W’s are are just excellent!
    Finally a rom-com I can watch ALL THE TIME – You’ve Got Mail

    Merry Christmas and ENJOY!!

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  10. FB
    December 24, 2019 @ 10:54 am

    Home for the Holidays with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr, directed by Jodie Foster!

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  11. Kathy Plettenberg
    December 24, 2019 @ 2:42 pm

    There’s a new movie on Amazon Prime (if you’re a subscriber) called Brittany Runs a Marathon. Loved it quite a bit. And my all-time favorite, which naturally fits since I’m a white farmgirl from the extreme northern tier of states:. The Color Purple. I love, love, love Celie. “Ev’thing just wanna be loved.” And you can’t get a much badder set of guys than Celie’s father and husband. Movies about interconnectedness do it for me.

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  12. Gail
    December 24, 2019 @ 5:19 pm

    One word – Whalerider. (At least I think it’s one word.)

    A beautiful story about believing in yourself and the young girl who played the lead is amazing!

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  13. Donna Gibson
    December 24, 2019 @ 7:39 pm

    Love Actually is my favorite movie ever and great for every season especially Christmas. Howard’s End and Room with A View are close seconds.

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  14. Kristin
    December 25, 2019 @ 2:35 pm

    okkkk, remember you *asked* for this. The Godfather I and II must be on literally every list ever, period. III should never be watched ever, period.

    Hmm, Arsenic and Old Lace. Some Like It Hot. Casablanca. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? The Bad Seed. Jezebel. Now, Voyager. Anything with Bogie and Bacall but preferably The Big Sleep.

    It’s A Wonderful Life. The Bishop’s Wife (with Cary Grant, and no, not the remake with Denzel which is actually called The Preacher’s Wife, for the love of God, NO, NEVER THAT ONE. Although I adore Denzel.).

    You did mention Goodfellas, yes? Bc definitely that, and The Departed. I also tend to always watch Seven and Silence of the Lambs when they cross my path as well. And From Here to Eternity.

    Ohhh, To Kill A Mockingbird. And Rear Window.

    p.s. I probably have more. Sorry, this is really more of a blog post than a comment. Oops.

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    • Kristin
      December 25, 2019 @ 8:41 pm

      I forgot Pretty Woman. And Pope of Greenwich Village. Moonstruck. Mask. Erin Brockovich. A Time To Kill. A Few Good Men. Annie Hall. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Jaws. Singin’ In The Rain.

      That’s a pretty full list. 😬

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  15. Elle
    December 25, 2019 @ 2:46 pm

    Home for the Holidays, a Jodie Foster (directed) film with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey Jr. For anyone who thinks their family has “problems” this family has them ALL. It’s a must-see every year.

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  16. Aileen Gronewold
    December 26, 2019 @ 8:38 am

    My ALL TIME favorites are Bennie and Joon, with Johnny Depp, and To Kill a Mockingbird with Gregory Peck. The BEST! Other faves: Gone With the Wind, What About Bob, Tommy Boy, The Gods Must Be Crazy and Cool Runnings (just for the delicious accent!)

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  17. Barb Carey
    December 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

    Loved your movie list and your life advice about choosing Sam Elliot. My favorite movies also are rooted in certain time periods of my life. Here goes:

    The Big Easy
    Princess Bride
    Young Frankenstein
    Shawshank Redemption
    Bull Durham
    Lincoln
    Up

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  18. Diane McNelly
    December 26, 2019 @ 6:09 pm

    Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

    Brooklyn with Soirse Ronan, Gone in 60 Seconds (the car chase scene is enough reason to watch), The new Lion King movie, Toy Story 4, Where Did You Go, Bernadette?, I know I’ll think of a grillion more after I hit post.

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  19. Stephanie
    December 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

    I’m in for favorite movies!

    Urban Cowboy is also on my list! It’s baffling why I love it and yet I do. “My thighs are sweaty, mama.”

    The Thin Man
    The Big Lebowski
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Black Hawk Down (So many delicious young English men..)
    Caddyshack
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Elizabeth Taylor never looked more gorgeous)
    Clue
    Elizabeth
    All the Harry Potters and the Lord of the Ring trilogy
    Help!
    Laura
    Lovers & Other Strangers (my fav hands down, I still belly laugh my way through it)
    All Hitchcocks (the style! The fashion! Amazing)
    The Philadelphia Story & Arsenic & Old Lace (Cary Grant is ALWAYS the choice)
    A triple bill of those odd 50s movies: Peyton Place, A Summer’s Place and Splendor in the Grass
    Raising Arizona
    Two musicals: Singin in the Rain & Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    What’s Up Doc? ( last great screwball comedy)

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  20. Midge
    December 26, 2019 @ 11:28 pm

    I’m doing a bunch of oldies that people don’t seem to know about but are our family faves: Soapdish (Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Elisabeth Shue), Murphy’s Romance (Sally Field, James Garner), Max Dugan Returns (Jason Robards, Marsha Mason, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Broderick), and Six Weeks (Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, HEARTBREAKING). And, of course, My Cousin Vinny forevah.

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