Sunday, April 20, 2014

Let's play JEOPARDY!

And you are under no obligation to say VOLUNTEERS. 

For me, some would be:

What is THE GODFATHER?
What is  THE GODFATHER Part 2?
What is AMERICAN GRAFFITI?
What is CASABLANCA?
What is PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM?
What is BLAZING SADDLES?
What is NETWORK?
What is GUNGA DIN?
What is BANANAS?
What is ARTHUR?
What is SOME LIKE IT HOT?
What is THE LADY EVE?
What is YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN?
What is GOLDFINGER?
What is DR. NO?
What is GIDGET?
What is TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN?
What is ANNIE HALL?
What is DR. STRANGELOVE?
What is STAR WARS?
What is THE LITTLE MERMAID?
What is SUNSET BOULEVARD?
What is PALM BEACH STORY?
What is MY MAN GODFREY?
What is VALLEY OF THE DOLLS?
What is CHINATOWN?
What is THE BIG SLEEP?
What is LOVE AND DEATH?
What is MY FAVORITE BRUNETTE?
What is BULL DURHAM?
What is HOOSIERS?
What is FRENCH CONNECTION?
What is BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID?
What is ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?

So what are some of yours? 

92 comments:

Bill in Paducah said...

The Graduate

Scooter Schechtman said...

The early 1970s is being deleted from cultural history so I doubt the young folks have even heard of the Woody Allen movies you listed.
On the other hand I saw The Ten Commandments for the millionth time last night. Which character exclaims "Moses, Moses, Moses"? All of them!

Gary said...

What is THE APARTMENT?
What is ANATOMY OF A MURDER?
What is PSYCHO?
What is THE BIRDS?
What is THE STING?
What is JAWS?
What is AIRPLANE?

Smurch said...

What is THE GREAT MCGINTY?
What is VERTIGO?
What is A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY?
What is SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF?

Canda said...

What is THE MALTESE FALCON?
What is ON THE WATERFRONT?
What is MY FAVORITE YEAR?
What is SINGING IN THE RAIN?
What is MY COUSIN VINNY?
What is YANKEE DOODLE DANDY?
What is ANIMAL HOUSE?
What is THE BIG PARADE?
What is CITY LIGHTS?
What is THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Errol Flynn)
What is THE MARK OF ZORRO? (Tyrone Power)
What is PATTON?
What is GUYS AND DOLLS?
What is VERTIGO?
What is THE PRODUCERS? (Zero Mostel)
What is WHITE CHRISTMAS?
What is 12 ANGRY MEN?
What is STAND AND DELIVER?
What is THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE? (1962)
What is A HARD DAYS NIGHT?

B.B. Callow said...

What is THE FULL MONTY?
What is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE?
What is BODY HEAT?
What is THE BIG CHILL?
What is GRAND CANYON?
What is THE BOURNE IDENTITY?
What is THE BOURNE SUPREMACY?
What is THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM?
What is THE FUGITIVE?
What is THE COWBOYS?
What is FRANTIC?
What is DIVA?
What is A MIDWINTER’S TALE?
What is A FISH CALLED WANDA?
What is THE SEARCHERS?
What is GROSSE POINT BLANK?
What is THE NATURAL?
What is MAN ON FIRE?
What is THE GREAT ESCAPE?
What is BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI?
What is COLLATERAL?
What is THE BLACK STALLION?
What are ALL the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby THE ROAD TO… movies?
What is PALE FACE?
What is GOING MY WAY?
What is THE FULLER BRUSH MAN?
What is DANCES WITH WOLVES?
What is 12 ANGRY MEN?
What is HIGH NOON?

I’ve also watched many of the ones on your list as well, Ken. …And I know as soon as I hit SEND, I’m going to remember ones I won’t believe I forgot to mention.

I’m beginning to think I’ve spent too much time watching movies. Should I seek professional help?


Sung said...

What is...the Shawshank Redemption?

Not by choice, really. It's just that it's always playing on TBS or TNT, it seems, and for some reason, I just leave it on.

pumpkinhead said...

What is Back to the Future (I, II & III)
What is Crimes and Misdemeanors
What is Jaws
What is My Cousin Vinny
What is Airplane
What is Tootsie
What is The Graduate

This question turned out to be much harder, and my list much shorter, than I thought, since I only included movies that I am positive I've seen more than three times. If the question had been movies I have seen three times or more, or if I had included movies I THINK I've seen more than three times, the list would have been somewhat longer, with several Woody Allen and Hitchcock movies especially.

OrangeTom said...

Tequila Sunrise--Criminally overlooked Robert Towne film. Mel Gibson is endearing and Michelle Pfieffer beautiful. Beach is uncredited co-star.

My Favorite Year--Might be Peter O'Toole's best role. Classic old school comedy script.

Top Gun, Dirty Dancing--Just for the visuals and music.

Jeffro said...

What is The Wizard of Oz?
What is Lawrence of Arabia?
What is A Christmas Story?
What is The Ten Commandments? (Always iun bits and pieces; saw some of it again last night.)
What is Breaking Away?
What is Gone With the Wind?
What is The Big Lebowski? (Dude)
What is Kinpin?
What is [Insert the name of any Monty Python movie here]?

There are many more, but those are the ones that I felt like mentioning as being either personally significant or they were big films that no-one else has yet mentioned. That is all for now.

slgc said...

What is Radio Days?
What is The Producers?
What is Airplane!?
What is Ruthless People?
What is American Dreamz?
What is America's Sweethearts?
What is Johnny Dangerously?
What is Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
What is The Life of Brian?

Barefoot Billy Aloha said...

Unforgiven
Young Frankenstein
The Producers
The Graduate
Animal House
Some Like it Hot
Caddyshack

Mitchell Hundred said...

What is Princess Mononoke?
What is 1776 (less because it's actually good and more because the subject matter fascinates me personally)?
What is The Third Man?

Hamid said...

What is RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK?
What is THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS?
What is the BACK TO THE FUTURE trilogy?
What is THE SHINING?
What is PSYCHO?
What is GHOSTBUSTERS?
What is TRADING PLACES?
What is BATMAN (1989)?
What is ROSEMARY'S BABY?
What is MIDNIGHT IN PARIS?
What is DIE HARD?
What is TERMINATOR 2?
What is AIRPLANE?
What is JAWS?
What is PULP FICTION?
What is MULHOLLAND DRIVE?
What is THE OMEN?
What is CITIZEN KANE?
What is DIRTY HARRY?
What is BASIC INSTINCT?

Howard Hoffman said...

All mine have been mentioned except
What is That Thing You Do? (Both versions)

Jim said...

How about Name a Movie you've seen more than three times even though it's in a language you don't understand and it's not got subtitles? That would be the Seventies Romanian musical Eu, Tu si Ovidiu.

It started with a weird, high camp, East German science fiction film, In the Dust of the Stars, that I saw over Christmas. We're talking proper high camp here. Leather jump suits, snakes on the dining table, thousands of slaves mining rocks with their bare hands, and a incredibly evenly male to female balance in the nipple count. Lots of clips on You Tube if you're interested, including the usual compilations of the kinkiest bits from the local weirdo.

Doing some background reading I learned that one of the women was married to a pretty senior minister in Ceaucescu's government, and she said in an interview that one of her films had been memorable to her for the problewms they'd had picking a bathing suit for her. She was apparently a bit too busty, and Elena Ceaucescu was a little jealous. Hence came the command from on high "No Bikini".

In the circumstancesm what else would anyone do but watch it. And watch it again. And again. It's bizarre, because the plot is pretty cheesy, the songs are unbelievably bland, and the choreography seems to be inspired by a school disco. Maybe it's the trouser suits. Anyone else tempted

Jeannie said...

Everything by Billy Wilder and Buster Keaton, which is the equivalent of a grad course in filmmaking.

Pizzagod said...

What is Rocky
What is The Shawshank Redemption
What is Batman
What is Yankee Doodle Dandy
What is Blazing Saddles
What is Hot Shots
What is Naked Gun
What is My Man Godfrey
What is Sunset Boulevard
What is Double Indemnity
What is Cool Hand Luke
What is Heat
What is Smokey and the Bandit
What is The Princess Bride
What is A Fish Called Wanda
What is Dirty Harry
What is The Good The Bad and The Ugly
What is Network
What is Bananas
What is Sabrina
What is One, Two, Three
What is Some Like it Hot
What is High Noon
What is True Grit
What is Iron Man
What is The Wrath of Khan
What is Forbidden Planet
What is The Natural
What is The Sting
What is Hud
What is Harper
What is The Hustler
What is The Great Escape
What is Stalag 17
What is Champion
What is The Swimmer

Don Barksdale said...

What is THE APARTMENT?
What is DUCK SOUP?
What is M*A*S*H*?
What is FORREST GUMP?
What is IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE?
What is THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES?
What is MARTY?
What is DOUBLE INDEMNITY?

And they're good said...

LOL, have none of you ever had young children?

What is The Wizard of Oz?
What is Finding Nemo?
What is Despicable Me (I & II)?
What is Toy Story (I, II, III)?
What is Howl's Moving Castle?
What is Spirited Away?
What is Monsters Inc.?
What is Monsters University?
What is The Incredibles?
What is Spy Kids?
...
And, of course many of those already listed. :)

Barry in Portland said...

I'm glad 'Citizen Kane' and 'Vertigo' are getting mentioned, but why, oh why, has nobody listed 'Pee-Wee's Big Adventure'?

Andy Ihnatko said...

That isn't a big distinction nowadays, is it? If I like a movie, I'll see it more than once on Netflix...or I'll buy it and see it anytime I want.

But I'll choose three modern-ish movies that are aren't on the "timeless classics" list: "Moonrise Kingdom," "The Descendants," and "The Big Year." I saw them for the first time on cable and wound up buying them. Well-made, well-acted stories that please immediately and become even more satisfying on repeated viewings.

Rob in Toronto said...

What is THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW ?
What is ALL ABOUT EVE ?
What is WHO'S MINDING THE MINT?
What is KING KONG (1933)
What is HOW THE WEST WAS WON ? ( In actual Cinerama )

Roger R. said...

What is CITY LIGHTS?
What is THE 400 BLOWS?
What it WHAT'S UP, DOC?
What is NORTH BY NORTHWEST?
What is A NIGHT AT THE OPERA?
What is SINGIN' IN THE RAIN?
What is BONNIE AND CLYDE?
What is PATHS OF GLORY?
What is THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE?
What is HARRY AND TONTO?

Pick-a-Murray said...

The list is too long & I'm too lazy so I'll go with
Ground Hog Day
Ground Hog Day
Ground Hog Day
Ground Hog Day
Ground Hog Day

Anonymous said...

What is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre?
What is A Star Is Born (the best one with Judy Garland and James Mason)?
What is The Spy Who Came In From The Cold?
What is I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang?
What is The Pawnbroker?

Bob Sassone said...

I find this a rather odd question, because there's probably 100 movies that I've seen more than 3 times. I mean, there are a few dozen movies I've seen more than 20 or 30 times. Isn't that normal for people who watch/buy movies and have favorites?

The ones that come to me immediately are It's A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th St, Three Days of the Condor, You've Got Mail, Swingers, Back To The Future, L.A. Confidential, Rio Bravo, Ocean's Eleven (the remake), The Day The Earth Stood Still and all of the Connery Bonds.

Mork said...

There doesn't appear to be anything in the rules about repeating movies others have mentioned, but it wouldn't really be adding anything for me to say "Airplane!" or "Take the Money and Run" or any of the other dozens on my list, but a couple...

What is CLUE? (Sorry, Ken--to me, there is nothing in this universe funnier than Madeline Kahn's explanation of her hatred of another character: "It-It...the f--it...flame...flames. Flames...on the side of my face. Breathing. Breathle--heaving breaths. Heaving.")

What is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST? (True story: I've seen this one in the theatre 21 times. And I have no kids. It's great animation, writing and music, and it played at the dollar theater near where I grew up all summer long.)

Eric J said...

What is "Never Cry Wolf"
What is "The Deer Hunter"
What is "Apocalypse Now"
What is "The Life of Brian"
What is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
What is "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
What is "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"

ScottyB said...

What is The Ten Commandments
What is The Shawshank Redemption
What is National Lampoon's Vacation
What is Tin Cup
What is My Cousin Vinny
What is Tombstone
What is Fargo
What is The Postman
What is The Jerk
What is Braveheart
What is Blazing Saddles
What is Fast Times At Ridgemont High
What is Field Of Dreams

And tho it's not a movie, every single episode of FREAKS AND GEEKS.

ScottyB said...

Oops, they just showed PLATOON on the poor-people TV Movies! channel the other night, so I'll have to add that one to my list too.

ScottyB said...

I hate this thread. I totally forgot I have kids, so I'd have to add
What is Mary Poppins
What is The Wizard of Oz
What is It's A Wonderful Life

Fucking kids and their VCR tapes.

Mark Solomon said...

What is DINER?
What is LOCAL HERO?
What is MY LIFE AS A DOG?

ScottyB said...

@ScooterSchechtman: Yeah, but Anne Baxter's awesome rack makes 'The Ten Commandments' worth it like a million times over.

Yah Shure said...

What is HAROLD AND MAUDE?
What is DE DüVA (THE DOVE)?
What is THE WIZARD OF OZ?
What is RUTHLESS PEOPLE?
What is TRADING PLACES?
What Is THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)?
What is A HARD DAY'S NIGHT?
What is HELP!?
What is YELLOW SUBMARINE?
What is ALICE'S RESTURANT? (had to sit through it between multiple screenings of 'Yellow Submarine')
What is WOODSTOCK? (split screen made it feel like three times)
What is HEAD? (started to watch it three times, but could never stay awake)
What is STAR WARS?
What is VALLEY GIRL?
What is THE SOUND OF MUSIC?
What is THE LOVED ONE?
What is AMERICAN GRAFFITI?

Mister Charlie said...

Animal House
Wizard of Oz
Casablanca
We're No Anels (the original)
about a thousand more....

Kerrie said...

What is YOU'VE GOT MAIL?
What is MULTIPLICITY?
What is CITY SLICKERS?
What is STAR WARS?
What is WHEN HARRY MET SALLY?
What is SPACE BALLS?
What is LEGALLY BLONDE?
What is MARY POPPINS?
What is ALADDIN?
What is BEST IN SHOW?
What is TRADING PLACES?
What is THE PARENT TRAP?
What is THE THREE AMIGOS?
What is DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS?
What are A CHRISTMAS STORY, CHRISTMAS VACATION, ELF, HOME ALONE, and THE SANTA CLAUSE?
And, actually what is THE VOLUNTEERS?! (I'm a WSU alum.)

Kerrie said...

Aw man. I forgot BACK TO THE FUTURE!

gottacook said...

Too many to think of & list, but I'll settle for the first movie that I know I've seen at least three times: 2001: A Space Odyssey. Part of the reason for my incessant search for repeat viewings (which wasn't easy for a 13-year-old in the late 1960s, even though the movie popped up here and there in theaters for several years after its spring 1968 release) was that I was lucky enough to see it in Cinerama the first time - at the Fox theater in center-city Philadelphia, gone since 1980 - and was probably trying to replicate that experience. The last time 2001 came to the AFI Silver Theatre near my home, I took one of my daughters (then also 13 or 14) - it's still an amazing achievement; they have a very nice print, from the 25th-anniversary rerelease, I think.

(I've still never seen it on home video. Some films demand this.)

David Russell said...

What is Raiders of the Lost Ark?
What is Singing in the Rain?
What is The Sound of Music?
What is The Wizard of Oz?
What is So I Married an Axe Murderer?
What is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas?
What is The Fugitive?
What is Life is Beautiful?
What is The Patriot? (but I used it In class I used to teach)
What is Support Your Local Sheriff?

Man - what does this list say about me?

Robert Pierce said...

Way way way too many to count but I'll write down a couple of my favorites that I've watched more than 10 times...

The Man Who Knew Too Little
Radioland Murders
Die Hard
Beverly Hills Cop 1, 2, and 3 (yeah, I know the 3rd sucked, but it's still better than half the movies today)
Caddyshack

Hmmm. Looking at this list, I should be 10-15 years older than I actually am.

Gordon said...

Annie Hall
Play it Again, Sam
Citizen Kane
Ghostbusters
Groundhog Day
3:10 to Yuma (the original version by Delmer Daves)
Picnic
The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
The Shining
Manhattan
Peter Pan (Disney)
The Parent Trap
The World of Henry Orient
The Great Race
The Odd Couple
The Apartment
A Christmas Story
Anatomy of a Murder
Heaven can Wait
The Dead Zone
The Da Vinci Code
Sneakers
Singin in the Rain
Auntie Mame ( non musical version)
Carousel
The Thin Man
My Man, Godfrey
Tootsie
Goldfinger

Probably a bunch more...

donnie said...

2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove
Cool Hand Luke
Animal House
A Clockwork Orange
Cabaret
Singin' in the Rain
Airplane!

Hamid said...

Mork, I love CLUE too, especially this exchange:

"Professor Plum, you were once a professor of psychiatry specializing in helping paranoid and homicidal lunatics suffering from delusions of grandeur".

"Yes, but now I work for the United Nations".

"So I see your work has not changed".

Mark Haines said...

The Sting
Disney's first animated Jungle Book - heck I could probably start listing Disney films, but Jungle Book is my favorite because of the music
An Affair to Remember
I could probably list all of the James Bond movies with the exception of the last couple... and not because I did not enjoy them..

Lorimartian said...

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
Gone With The Wind
The Wizard Of Oz
Chicago
The Sound Of Music
Grease
Les Miserables (musical)
Evita
Sweeney Todd
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The Adventures of Milo and Otis
Titanic (can't help it)
Stand By Me
Boys Don't Cry
Match Point
Yankee Doodle Dandy (it used to air every July 4 - haven't found it on TV in years)
Rocky
Election
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
L.A. Story
Ghost
An Officer And A Gentleman
Primal Fear
Citizen Kane
A Place In The Sun
Best In Show
Fargo
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Raising Arizona
Forrest Gump

Laurie Grad said...

WHAT IS THE PHILADELPHIA STORY?
WHAT IS YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN?

D. McEwan said...

Every Marx Brothers movie, even Love Happy and The Big Store.
All Godfather movies.
Bride of Frankenstein plus all the rest of Universal's Frankenstein/Dracula/Wolfman serieses.
North By NorthWest, Vertigo and Psycho (I've watch that trio more than three times within the last year alone.)
Most of Hitchock's other good movies. (In other words not Under Capricorn, The Wrong Man, or I Confess.)
All Harry Potter movies.
Most of Disney's animated features made when Disney was still alive.
Every feature film made by George Pal.
Most of WC Fields's output, same for Mae West, and Keaton's silent features.
Most Hammer horror movies to have Peter Cushing and Sir Chrsitopher Lee and directed by Terence Fisher.
Disney's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
All Ray Harryhausen features except The Animal World. (I rewatched all of Ray's features with that exception again, in chronological order when he died last year.)
The first five James Bond movies, and the most recent three.
The Hound of the Baskervilles with Rathbone.
The Wizard of Oz.
Lon Chaney's The Phantom of the Opera
Sons of the Desert and Way Out West and most of Laurel & Hardy's other Hal Roach output.
Auntie Mame.

Frankly, there are easily 1000 movies that would go on this list, but I have a guest coming over for brunch.

Tallulah Morehead said...

Everything I'm in. Nothing else.

VP81955 said...

What is...

"My Man Godfrey" (1936)? (I add the date because a pointless remake was made in 1957, with June Allyson proving herself way too small to fill Carole Lombard's shoes and David Niven -- who had a supporting role in a 1938 "Lux Radio Theater" adaptation of "Godfrey" -- unsuccessfully trying to pull off William Powell.)

"Libeled Lady"? (Powell, Myrna Loy, Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy...plus Bill's classic fishing scene.)

"The Apartment"? (Shut up and deal.)

"The Crowd"? (A King Vidor classic; imagine "It's A Wonderful Life" as a silent and without the 1940s sanctimony.)

"The Smiling Lieutenant"? (The Lubitsch touch, culminating in this outrageous duet of "Jazz Up Your Lingerie" with Claudette Colbert and Miriam Hopkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdHbEnTBzKs)

"Twentieth Century"? (The film that made Lombard a star, with help from John Barrymore and director Howard Hawks.)

"Citizen Kane"? (It is to cinema what Stravinsky's "The Rite Of Spring" is to classical music, though it never caused riots.)

"Topper" (1937)? (The original, with the delightful Roland Young as Cosmo Topper, Cary Grant coming into his own as a star, and Constance Bennett as one sexy ghost; she was also in its underrated sequel, "Topper Takes A Trip.")

"Girl Shy"? (My favorite Harold Lloyd film, even more so than "Safety Last!" -- a clever storyline, superb gags and a brilliant multimodal chase sequence using everything from chariots to streetcars that lets us see Los Angeles in 1924.)

DBenson said...

What is any one of the Rathbone-Bruce "Sherlock Holmes" movies?

Johnny Walker said...

What is THE BIG LEBOWSKI
What is DIE HARD
What is BACK TO THE FUTURE
What is THE GAME
What is ALIEN
What is THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
What is TERMINATOR
What is ROBOCOP
What is AUSTIN POWERS
What is REPO MAN
What is PULP FICTION
What is SINGING IN THE RAIN
What is ON THE TOWN
What is FIGHT CLUB
What is BOOGIE NIGHTS
What is THIS IS SPINAL TAP
What is TOTAL RECALL
What is THE LEMON DROP KID
What is NORTH BY NORTHWEST
What is MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
What is DUCK SOUP
What is FIRE WALK WITH ME
What is BRAZIL
What is FARGO
What is VERTIGO
What is AIRPLANE

And...

What is PROMETHEUS (I felt so sure I was going to love it I pre-booked several screenings with different friends)

Johnny Walker said...

What is THE BLUES BROTHERS
What is ANIMAL HOUSE
What is THE PRODUCERS
What is GHOSTBUSTERS
What is WHAT IS FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY
What is STAND BY ME
What is THE PRINCESS BRIDE
What is DR STRANGELOVE
What is WAR GAMES
What is GROUNDHOG DAY
What is ANNIE HALL
What is BLAZING SADDLES
What is THE THREE AMIGOS
What is RAIDERS OF THE LAST ARK
What is INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
What is ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE
What is TRADING PLACES
What is M*A*S*H
What is SOME LIKE IT HOT

RCP said...

Some but certainly not all:

Most Hitchcock and Bogie
Most Fred Astaire
It Happened One Night
Alien
Aliens
Titanic (long story - don't judge me)
Sunset Boulevard
Double Indemnity
It's a Gift
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Haunting (original)
West Side Story
Return of the Living Dead
Halloween
King Kong (original)
The Wizard of Oz
Bringing Up Baby
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Night of the Living Dead (original)
Sextette (to be certain I hadn't hallucinated the first two viewings)
A Christmas Carol

Mike said...

Rework this to be at the cinema only, not television, not drive-ins.
Mad Max & Mad Max 2, twice each, with bikers.
David Lynch's Eraserhead, but not by choice. The film kept breaking.

scottmc said...

What is A THOUSAND CLOWNS?
What is NETWORK?
What is ALL THAT JAZZ?
What is TOOTSIE?
What is SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER?
What is THE GRAPES OF WRATH?
What is 12 ANGRY MEN?
What is CASABLANCA?
What is MY FAVORITE YEAR?
What is DEFINITELY MAYBE?

Cap'n Bob said...

Too many to list, and most of them were on other people's lists, so here are the ones I didn't see:

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
Stagecoach
Fort Apache
Bataan
Back to Bataan
Rio Bravo
Rio Grande
The Quiet Man
Farewell, My Lovely
Battleground
Any Three Stooges short
Shane

Pat Getter said...

What is THE THING (1951)
What is THE BLOB (1958)
What is THEM (1954)
What is CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955)
What is FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
What is DRACULA (1931)
What is THE WOLF MAN (1941)
What is THE MUMMY (1932)
What is CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
What is THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)

Cru Jones said...

Back to the future trilogy
Die Hard
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
My Cousin Vinny
The Fugitive
Rad
Terminator 2
Star Wars
Love Actually
The Shawshank Redemption
The Sting
Boogie Nights
Changing Lanes
The Breakfast Club
Ferris Buellers Day Off

Lance Boyle said...

What is BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO? (The rare sequel that actually improves on the original.)

Rob said...

The Shawshank Redemption
The Godfather (1&2)
Rocky
Nighthawks
Jaws
Field of Dreams
Blues Brothers
Caddyshack
Animal House
Rudy
Hoosiers
The Sandlot
The Thing
Halloween (1&3)
They Live
Big Trouble in Little China
Assault on Precinct 13
Miracle
Friday the 13th (1&2)
My Bloody Valentine
Die Hard
Ghostbusters
The Karate Kid
A Christmas Story
Searching for Bobby Fischer
Memphis Belle
Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
U2 Rattle & Hum
The Shining
Donnie Darko
October Sky
Once Upon a Time in the West
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
The Untouchables
Air Force One
My Bodyguard
The Dead Zone
Up the Creek
Friday Night Lights

D. McEwan said...

It's interesting to see whose taste chimes with one's own and whose doesn't. Everything on Pat Getter's list, for example, is on my "Seen More than 10 Times" list, except Creature With the Atom Brain, for which once was somewhat more than enough, whereas there is not one single film on Cap'n Bob's list I've seen more than once, and of his 12 listed films, there are 9 I've never seen at all. (I habitually avoid any movie with John Wayne in it.)

RCP, yup, Sextette is hallucinatory at best, incredibly bad movie that I nonetheless watch every so often, as its amazing for all the wrong reasons. And Skidoo, Groucho's last movie, is, believe it or not, even worse.

astroworf said...

Limiting my answers to those I saw more than 3 times in theaters:
The Dirty Dozen
A New Hope
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Batman
Superman, the Movie
Star Trek: TMP
Back to the Future
Avatar
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Batman Begins
Conan
Little Miss Sunshine
Raiders of the Lost Ark

DwWashburn said...

Head (I've seen it more than a dozen times and made it through every time)
Horse Feathers
Cocoanuts
Animal Crackers
Monkey Business
Duck Soup
A Night at the Opera
A Day at the Races
Love Happy
A Hard Day's Night
Help
Yellow Submarine
A Christmas Carol
Ernest Saves Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street
Eight Men Out

Paul Duca said...

Is that in theaters only?

Mary Stella said...

SO many!

What is Gone With the Wind?
What is The Adventures of Robin Hood ? (Errol Flynn)
What is To Kill a Mockingbird?
What is American President?
What is E.T.?
What is Billy Jack?
What is The Sting?
What is The Sound of Music?
What is The Wizard of Oz?
What is Airplane?
What is Night at the Opera?
What is Turning Point?
What is Bull Durham?
What is Blazing Saddles?

This list could go on forever!

Cap'n Bob said...

I could name more John Wayne movies: The Alamo, Sands of Iwo Jima, Hondo, El Dorado, The Longest Day, Fighting Sea Bees, and Big Jake.

Matt said...

What is The Princess Bride
What is Get Shorty

Of course many on others lists, but these are two of my favorites I didn't see listed.

Stuart R said...

A lot of movies have been listed but these are the ones I watch over and over:
Godfather
SOB
Support your local sheriff
MASH
Hoosiers
The Natural
Field of Dreams
Steel Magnolias
Fried Green Tomatoes
American Graffiti
True Grit 1969
Ordinary People
I could go on and on, but this is a short list. Thanks for another great post.

Dixon said...

What are...
The Muppet Movie
The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Ten Commandments
Superman
Superman II (usually the Donner cut)
Star Wars Trilogy (and maybe even the prequels)
The Wizard of Oz
Fantasia
Fantasia 2000
Saludos Amigos
The Three Caballeros

Anonymous said...

Is easier to get to know someone by compelling lists of likes and dislikes and checking for compatibility, or to listen to anecdotes from their life?

Ed from South Bend said...

What are:
MISTER ROBERTS
THE CAINE MUTINY
THE LONGEST DAY
JACKIE BROWN
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
KNUTE ROCKNE: ALL AMERICAN
NORTH DALLAS FORTY
ROADHOUSE
VALLEY GIRL
FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
KING AND I
MY FAIR LADY
OKLAHOMA
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
MUSIC MAN
GONE WITH THE WIND
SHAFT
MASH
FRENCH CONNECTION
THE DIRTY DOZEN
KELLY'S HEROES
THE GREAT RACE
BREAKING AWAY
FOUR FRIENDS
A BRIDGE TOO FAR
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI


euphoria0504 said...

What is THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT?

fred said...

if you all had kids you can all say everything Disney made.
Plus everything directed or acted by Clint Eastwood. Plus...

Alamo
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Arthur
Some like it Hot
One flew over the cuckoo's nest
The Bridge on the river Kwai
Bonnie and Clyde
Easy Rider
Cool Hand Luke

just to name a few that haven't been mentioned much..

jbryant said...

Tonight I watched Bowfinger for the third time.

Here are some more, by no means all. What is...

Ruggles of Red Gap
Citizen Kane
Duck Soup
White Heat
A Letter to Three Wives
It's a Wonderful Life
The Hustler
2001: A Space Odyssey
Chinatown
American Graffiti
Charley Varrick
The Awful Truth
The More the Merrier
Sunset Boulevard
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Dr. Strangelove
Cool Hand Luke
Modern Romance
Modern Times
Tootsie
The Scarlet Empress
Grand Illusion
The Shop Around the Corner
Casablanca
Shadow of a Doubt
Laura
Rear Window
Strangers on a Train
Psycho
Some Came Running
Bad Day at Black Rock
Kiss Me Kate
Operation Mad Ball
The Nutty Professor
Out of the Past
Rio Bravo
My Fair Lady
Bonnie and Clyde
Get Carter
Badlands
Annie Hall
Dangerous Beauty
Bad Santa

Abba Dabba said...

So many movies & sooooo many people who seem to love 'em -- yet only a handful of pictures NOT made in this one single country...?

Mike Barer said...

What is Wall Street? What is Top Gun!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ken,

Where do I start? Too many to list.

The Godfather 1 & 2, Top Gun, Pretty Woman, My Cousin Vinny, Point Break, Road House, Space Balls, The first 3 Star Wars, The first 3 Indiana Jones, The first 3 Rockys, Pulp Fiction, Shawshank, Forrest Gump, The Ring, Drive, Speed, Memento, 13 Going on 30, Can't Hardly Wait, Beautiful Girls, Varsity Blues, The Program, Scarface, Back to the Future, Coming to America, - some others I've forgotten I'm sure- great post.

Floridan said...

I've watched quite a few movies three or more times, but of those which ones would I watch tonight if they were available?

What are:

Casablanca
The Maltese Falcon
The Big Lebowski
Pulp Fiction
The Pink Panther
San Francisco ("Play it Blackie's way!" Clark Gable is much more of a rogue than in GWTW)
Snatch (probably Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, too).



benson said...

My fiance and I were on the couch last night, zoning after a busy Easter. And I flipped over to "For Love of the Game". And I told her, the best part of this movie is listening to Vin Scully. He's considered the best baseball announcer of all time. And I was reminded that I say this everytime we watch this movie.

Re: the topic. Way too many to mention. Most of the ones mentioned above me would be on my list.

JonCow said...

What is MIDNIGHT (1938)?
What is ACE IN THE HOLE?

Mansfield said...

Lawrence of Arabia was re-released in 1989 with various bits edited back in, and it played in its 70mm glory here and there for the next couple of years. I saw it three times then, and then a fourth time in 1999 at theater on Westwood Blvd. that was showing it as part of Columbia Pictures 75th anniversary. I've never watched it on a TV screen.

Aaron Barnhart said...

What is Oliver Stone's JFK?

What is Mel Brooks's SILENT MOVIE?

What is whatever movie the grandkids are currently obsessed with (last time it was SOME LIKE IT HOT)?

jbryant said...

Abba Dabba: I'm sure most who come here are American, and most Americans see only English-language films. Sometimes it's an issue of availability -- few foreign-language films run here, they rarely play on TV, and people on a budget aren't going to pony up to blind-buy the DVDs/Blu Rays. Just for you, here are some foreign-language films I've seen at least three times (I'm honestly not sure why I left off before; I guess because so few others were including them):

Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau)
I Vitelloni (Fellini)
Nights of Cabiria (Fellini)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman)
The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
Grand Illusion (Renoir)
The Rules of the Game (Renoir)
The Wages of Fear (Clouzot)
Rashomon (Kurosawa)
The Bicycle Thief (De Sica)
L'Avventura (Antonioni)
8 1/2 (Fellini)
Shall We Dance? (Suo)
The Dreamlife of Angels (Zonca)

Chuck in C'town said...

What is JAWS?
What is To Kill a Mockingbird?
What is A Few Good Men?
What is Bull Durham?
What is Field of Dreams?
What is The Hunt for Red October?
What is the Hustler?
What is Three Days of the Condor?
What is the Sting?
What is the Godfather?
What is Groundhog Day?
What is Raising Arizona?
What is Star Wars?
What is Ferris Bueller's Day Off?
What is Serenity?
What is Rear Window?
What is Psycho?

Christopher Lowery said...

What is 12 ANGRY MEN?
What is 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA?
What is A FISH CALLED WANDA?
What is A HARD DAYS NIGHT?
What is AIR FORCE ONE?
What is AIRPLANE?
What is ALL THAT JAZZ?
What is ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN?
What is AMERICAN GRAFFITI?
What is AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER?
What is AN OFFICER & A GENTLEMAN?
What is ANIMAL HOUSE?
What is ANNIE HALL?
What is APOCALYPSE NOW?
What is ARTHUR?
What is BANANAS?
What is BEST IN SHOW?
What is BEVERLY HILLS COP?
What is BLAZING SADDLES?
What is BODY HEAT?
What is BONNIE AND CLYDE?
What is BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI?
What is BULL DURHAM?
What is BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID?
What is CADDYSHACK?
What is CASABLANCA?
What is CHARLEY VARRICK?
What is CHINATOWN?
What is CITIZEN KANE?
What is CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS?
What is DANCES WITH WOLVES?
What is DIE HARD?
What is DINER?
What is DIRTY HARRY?
What is DR. NO?
What is DR. STRANGELOVE?
What is DUCK SOUP?
What is E.T.?
What is EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE?
What is FARGO?
What is FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF?
What is FIELD OF DREAMS?
What is FORBIDDEN PLANET?
What is FORREST GUMP?
What is FORT APACHE?
What is GHOSTBUSTERS?
What is GOING MY WAY?
What is GOLDFINGER?
What is GONE WITH THE WIND?
What is GOOD WILL HUNTING?
What is GROSSE POINT BLANK?
What is HEAVEN CAN WAIT?
What is HELP!?
What is HIGH FIDELITY?
What is HIGH NOON?
What is HIS GIRL FRIDAY?
What is HONDO?
What is HOW THE WEST WAS WON ?
What is IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT?
What is IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE?
What is JASON & THE ARGONAUTS?
What is JAWS?
What is KELLY'S HEROES?
What is LAURA?
What is LOVE AND DEATH?
What is M*A*S*H*?
What is MANHATTAN?
What is MISTER ROBERTS?
What is MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL?
What is MOONSTUCK?
What is MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON?
What is MY FAVORITE YEAR?
What is MY MAN GODFREY?
What is NETWORK?
What is NORTH DALLAS FORTY?
What is NOTTING HILL?
What is ON THE TOWN?
What is ORDINARY PEOPLE?
What is PATTON?
What is PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM?
What is PULP FICTION?
What is RAIDERS OF THE LAST ARK?
What is RIO BRAVO?
What is RIO GRANDE?
What is ROADHOUSE?
What is ROBOCOP?
What is ROCKY?
What is SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER?
What is SAY ANYTHING?
What is SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON?
What is SINGIN' IN THE RAIN?
What is SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE?
What is SMOKEY & THE BANDIT?
What is SNEAKERS?
What is SOME LIKE IT HOT?
What is SPARTACUS?
What is STAGECOACH?
What is STALAG 17?
What is STAR WARS?
What is STARSHIP TROOPERS?
What is SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF?
What is TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN?
What is TERMINATOR 2?
What is THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Errol Flynn)
What is THE APARTMENT?
What is THE BANG WAGON?
What is THE BIG CHILL?
What is THE BOURNE IDENTITY?
What is THE CAINE MUTINY?
What is THE COWBOYS?
What is THE DIRTY DOZEN?
What is THE FORBIDDEN PLANET?
What is THE FRENCH CONNECTION?
What is THE FUGITIVE?
What is THE GODFATHER?
What is THE GRADUATE?
What is THE GREAT ESCAPE?
What is THE LIFE OF BRIAN?
What is THE LIMEY?
What is THE LONGEST DAY?
What is THE MALTESE FALCON?
What is THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE?
What is THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE?
What is THE ODD COUPLE?
What is THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES?
What is THE PARENT TRAP?
What is THE PHILADELPHIA STORY?
What is THE PRINCESS BRIDE?
What is THE QUIET MAN?
What is THE SEARCHERS?
What is THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER?
What is THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS?
What is THE SOUND OF MUSIC?
What is THE STING?
What is THE SUNSHINE BOYS?
What is THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS?
What is THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?
What is the THE WRATH OF KHAN?
What is THE THIN MAN?
What is THE THING?
What is THE WIZARD OF OZ?
What is THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR?
What is TOMBSTONE?
What is TOOTSIE?
What is TRADING PLACES?
What is TRUE GRIT?
What is TWELVE ANGRY MEN?
What is WAR GAMES?
What is WHEN HARRY MET SALLY?

Marco said...

What is TO CATCH A THIEF
What is REAR WINDOW
What is HELP!
What is GOLDFINGER
What is THUNDERBALL
What is VERTIGO

Ben B. said...

Holy cow! I can't believe no one has yet said "What is GOODFELLAS?", so I'll add that plus these that haven't been mentioned:
What is APOLLO 13?
What is REAL GENIUS?
What is REVENGE OF THE NERDS?
What is THE RIGHT STUFF?

Buttermilk Sky said...



NINOTCHKA
HENRY V (Branagh)
BAGDAD CAFE
SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER
THE BAND WAGON
FOOTLIGHT PARADE
HOLIDAY
THE HEIRESS
A PLACE IN THE SUN
THE BIG EASY
SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS
THE WRONG BOX

Mike said...

That's not an answer, it's an imperative.

A Few Good Men.
The Graduate only because I was looking for the DiMaggio song. The movie is terrible.

BW said...

MANHATTAN.
ANNIE HALL.
WHAT'S UP, DOC?
BROADCAST NEWS.
TOOTSIE.
BANANAS.
CHILLY SCENES OF WINTER.

jbryant said...

Mike: So you watched a movie you hated three times in order to hear a hit song you could access in any number of other ways? Or maybe you couldn't find it because you were searching for "The DiMaggio Song" instead of "Mrs. Robinson."