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10 October 2014 @ 09:39 am
movie meme - because gaeln tagged me . . .  
Rules: In a text post, list ten movies that have stayed with you - ten movies you've watched more than once or pushed your friends into watching or can't get out of your mind. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — and, yes, limit it to ten.

1) The Unseen - with Gale Harold, Steve Harris

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2) Philadelphia - with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

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3) Mr. Holland's Opus - with Richard Dreyfuss

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4) Milk - with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin

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5) Forest Gump - with Tom Hanks, Gary Sinese

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6) Jersey Boys - with John Lloyd Young

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7) Awakenings - with Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

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8) Peggy Sue Got Married - Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage

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9) To Sir, With Love - with Sidney Poitier, Lulu

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10) Fried Green Tomatoes - with Mary Louise Parker, Mary Stuart Masterson

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mrs_tanakamrs_koki on October 10th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
Philadelphia was a good movie :)

I've been wanting to see The Unseen for a while now,but I can't find it online anywhere and since my disk drive on my lappie is stuck on region 2 for movies...online is my only option.
later2nite: bday from vonnielater2nite on October 11th, 2014 10:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it anywhere online, either, but I really hope you can get a hold of it and watch it. Out of all the movies Gale's made, I like this one best. The plot is engrossing, and Gale has done some of his best work in this film.
mrs_tanakamrs_koki on October 12th, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh ok,thanks. I really hope I can too...I really want to see him at his best. XD (not that he wasn't doing that in his other works and QAF,but still...) So what is it about anyway? :)
later2nite: bday from vonnielater2nite on October 16th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, Gale is always at his best (especially in QAF). I just meant the role he plays in The Unseen is very intense and emotional - he's absolutely perfect for it. No other actor does brooding better than Gale Harold.

It's hard for me to describe without spoiling it for you, but the main gist revolves around his relationship with a childhood friend, who is African American. It takes place in the deep south, a region of the U.S. where race relations is a complicated, sensitive issue.

On a fun, upbeat note, the movie was filmed back when Gale was still working on QAF, and Michelle Clunie is his girlfriend in it. It was so cool to see "Brian" and "Melanie" liking each other. LOL
mrs_tanakamrs_koki on October 16th, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, well if Gale perfected brooding anywhere it was QAF lol! :)

Thanks. Now I REALLY WANT to see the movie :(

Yeah,that would be refreshing lol. Tho,to be honest...Brian and Mel had a personality conflict. But she did help Brian when he needed,like with Kip and getting the community to donate money to Brian's fake political group when he went into debt to bring down Stockwell.

guavejuice: ghtvb&wguavejuice on October 10th, 2014 06:48 pm (UTC)
Great list my dear Linda.
I'm with you on Philadelphia. I LOVED Forrest Gump as well. Plus it was such an innovative movie at the time with Tom Hanks 'popping up' there in old news clips shaking hands with JFK and so on. And well... who can resist "Life is like a box of chocolate', right? *sigh*
OMG I totally love the movie Peggy Sue *happy sigh* I might just try to rewatch it.
To Sir with Love IS one of the greatest 'teacher' movies which definitely inspired me.
And ITA with you on The Unseen. It's my fav Gale movie. I wish we saw more from him on screen.
Thank you so much for sharing my dear but... wait, NO TP? ;)

Edited at 2014-10-10 06:51 pm (UTC)
later2nite: efface degagelater2nite on October 11th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
It was tough to limit this list to only 10 movies. I do love The Turning Point, but since you listed it, I went with a few different ones. ♥
kachelofenkachelofen on October 10th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Woohoo. This must be the first time I've seen Fried Green Tomatoes on a list. It's one of my favourites. :-)
later2nite: hug from behindlater2nite on October 11th, 2014 10:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, Fried Green Tomatoes is a terrific movie. I haven't seen it on anyone else's list, either. Definitely a favorite of mine. ♥
JonDH: theatre--morzsathespian15 on October 11th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
I think I know most of them, but I have only seen two of them, Milk and To Sir With Love. :o
Hugs, Jon
later2nite: my druglater2nite on October 11th, 2014 10:44 pm (UTC)
Both of those movies are fantastic. It was tough to limit this list to 10! LOL

Hugs back
JonDH: theatre--morzsathespian15 on October 12th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
I have been trying to make a list of 10 movies that I watch again and again. :p
techgirl_on_ijtechgirl_on_ij on October 11th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
Milk is such a great movie! I totally forgot about it when making my list.

I've put a couple of yours on my "movies to watch" list :)
later2nite: forever close uplater2nite on October 11th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Milk is such a great movie. I had a hard time only listing 10. LOL
Lynspike7451 on October 11th, 2014 02:46 pm (UTC)
How could I forget to put #'s 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 on my list, I adore all of them!!

Great list!!
later2nite: 513 joylater2nite on October 11th, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was so hard to limit this list to 10! LOL
gaeln: icon interest_movies_filmgaeln on October 16th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
What a wonderful group of films, that I've seen seven of your ten is very cool. After I've watched Mr. Holland's Opus, which I've added to Netzflix, it will be eight!! Thanks for doing this :)
later2nite: bbqlater2nite on October 16th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for tagging me! These are all movies that have stayed with me over the years and have spoken to me personally in some way. So cool that you've seen 7 of them.

I think you'll really enjoy Mr. Holland's Opus. It didn't get much hype or recognition when it came out, but it's truly a gem of a movie. I really identified with the wife and mother of his son in it, but I don't want to give anything away, so after you've seen it let's talk about it. ♥
gaeln: icon interest_movies_filmgaeln on October 18th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
'...so after you've seen it let's talk about it."

It's on "long Wait' status at Netflix, but once I have seen it, I'll let you know :)