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Komorebi

Perennial Movie List

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Do you have a perennial movie list -- movies you usually make a point to watch once a year? Do you watch them during specific times of the year, or according to the weather like if its snowing or raining? Or because something happened in life while watching that movie?

Some of my perennials are Steel Magnolias, all 3 Lord of the Rings, The Bridges of Madison County, The Family Stone (love Luke Wilson in that role), Twister, Trading Places, Groundhog Day, Sweet Home Alabama, Practical Magic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers ...

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Superman with Christopher Reeve. The Matrix (and the 2 sequels).

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Great topic, Komo! I see we share a few favorites - Steel Magnolias, The Bridges of Madison County & Sweet Home Alabama. I also love American Graffiti.

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Some of these are my favorites too! Add to this Empire Records, And Indian Summer - if you haven't seen this one... its a must! I love American Graffiti too, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribean, and most of the Marvel Movies...  I live Steel Magnolias - but I have to be in the mood for a good cry and I love Beaches too, but again... boohoo time for me. 

I also have my holiday shows.... Halloween is of Course Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, but Peanuts is a must at Thanksgiving and Christmas....  For the Holidays I love all the Rankin-Bass Cartoons like the Year without a Santa Clause, etc.  For my top pick thats a hard one, I have to see Miracle on 54th Steet and some other various Halmark ones, but my favorite has to be a tie between A Muppet Christmas Carol and  A Christmas Story... I am not sure if Gonzo as Charles Dickens  or Ralphie wins that contest....

What are the newest Movies that have made your list too? My most recent one is The Martian with Mat Damon... but I think Fantastic Beasts might make the list too- not sure yet on that one.... 

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Newer movies for me are The Help and Hidden Figures.  These took place during my growing up years and I think I just like to see how much things have changes while still having a long way to go.

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Around Mother's Day I try to watch Stella Dallas and Imitation of life.

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For new movies, within the past year or so that I really enjoyed, would be Loving and Doctor Strange- Then Arrival and Hidden Figures- Other  perennials are Good Will Hunting and The Adjustment Bureau- Dead Poet Society I've watched many times over but not every year because I totally fall to pieces every time the boys stand up on their desks at the end .. total mess every time- We both (DH) love Empire Records and have watched it several times-

I also have favorite characters from movies even if the movie itself isn't a total favorite and one of my all time favorites is Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High-

 

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The Help and Hidden Figures (which I just watched) we both excellent as well! 

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Yes, I also love to watch The Help for the same reason that Sue gave. Haven't seen Hidden Figures, but now I definitely will.

Also, have to add Dirty Dancing to my list, as well as Grease 1 & 2.  And if ever it comes on TV (haven;t seen it there for a long time) - a very old one - White Heat.

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Love love love this topic!

Just for fun: Auntie Mame, A League of Their Own, Sister Act (1 & 2), Moonstsruck

Mother's Day: I Remember Mama 

Father's Day: Cheaper By the Dozen (the book is better, but Clifton Webb is hysterical in the movie)

Western: Rio Bravo

Musical: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof

Drama: Gone With the Wind, To Sir With Love, Steel Magnolias

The Christmas season doesn't start until Miracle on 34th Street plays....usually Thanksgiving evening. My other Christmas favorites are A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Christmas Story and It's a Wonderful Life.

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On 5/22/2017 at 9:01 AM, SueSTx said:

Newer movies for me are The Help and Hidden Figures.  These took place during my growing up years and I think I just like to see how much things have changes while still having a long way to go.

Absolutely! I'm drawn to many movies for very similar reasons- A large part is due to a sense of nostalgia, how accurately my early years are captured and created by all that participate in the making of the movie- And oddly enough, in real life, the state I live in now "feels" and looks more like the state I grew up in than the state I grew up in because the state I grew up in no longer looks like it did- (phew!)  We have come a long way in a very short time, but have an even longer way to go- I hope at least- I hope our country has the same longevity as other much older countries- And that we tackle some of the biggest issues sooner than later- 

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On 5/22/2017 at 10:17 AM, RecLucy said:

Around Mother's Day I try to watch Stella Dallas and Imitation of life.

Never seen either of these but will put them on my to do list!

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9 hours ago, Mame925 said:

Love love love this topic!

Just for fun: Auntie Mame, A League of Their Own, Sister Act (1 & 2), Moonstsruck

Mother's Day: I Remember Mama 

Father's Day: Cheaper By the Dozen (the book is better, but Clifton Webb is hysterical in the movie)

Western: Rio Bravo

Musical: 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof

Drama: Gone With the Wind, To Sir With Love, Steel Magnolias

The Christmas season doesn't start until Miracle on 34th Street plays....usually Thanksgiving evening. My other Christmas favorites are A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Christmas Story and It's a Wonderful Life.

Pretty much every winter!

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On 5/22/2017 at 3:50 PM, RoseRed135 said:

Yes, I also love to watch The Help for the same reason that Sue gave. Haven't seen Hidden Figures, but now I definitely will.

Also, have to add Dirty Dancing to my list, as well as Grease 1 & 2.  And if ever it comes on TV (haven;t seen it there for a long time) - a very old one - White Heat.

Just about every summer!

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Anyone see the Dirty Dancing remake on tv yesterday? My daughter called me about it and said she didn't like it but then she is a big fan of Patrick Swayze. I didn't even know they had done a remake until she called me to tell me she was watching it.

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I was aware it had been made and just wasn't interested in watching.  You can watch full episodes online one week after they show on TV for free.  I watch a lot of TV this way on many network stations.  I'm just one week behind everybody else, but big deal.

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Missed that...will have to check. I also love Patrick Swayze. One of DH's oncology specialists was also Patrick Swayze's....we used to tease him about being Dr to the stars

 

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There are a few video clips on youtube.

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Ive not seen the remake but will check it out-

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I found it on Hulu today. I prefer the original.

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I'll check it out, too. But I imagine I'll prefer the original. I usually do.

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On 5/24/2017 at 11:04 PM, Komorebi said:

 

On 5/22/2017 at 10:17 AM, RecLucy said:

Around Mother's Day I try to watch Stella Dallas and Imitation of life.

Never seen either of these but will put them on my to do list!

Edited Tuesday at 11:07 PM by Komorebi

 

They are both tear jerkers... and there are two versions of each, one made in the 30's/40's and one made in the 50's... both versions of both are good.

 

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Barbara Stanwyck in "Stella Dallas" is wonderful....

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Driving Miss Daisy, another summer favorite-

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OMG, "The Help." I just watched it again the other day. Never gets old. Love everything about it. I like a lot of movies that are set in the south, the gothic ones like "Baby Doll" (Eli Wallach was kinda hot, who knew?), the chick flicks like "Steel Magnolias," the action movies like "Double Jeopardy."

For Christmas, "It's a Wonderful Life." And yes, all the Ranken & Bass animated shows.

Have you ladies ever seen the original version of "The Women"? If you haven't, please, please, PLEASE set up your recording devices for TCM tomorrow morning (July 9), because it's an absolutely delicious classic. Rosalind Russell, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer. The best lines. It'll be on again, Aug. 17, if you miss it. 

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/17973%7C0/The-Women.html

And Gone With the Wind. Love that show. I often thought it should be remade as a TV movie around the time "Designing Women" came out, with Tom Selleck as Rhett and Delta Burke as Scarlett. It wouldn't have eclipsed the original in the slightest, but would've been fun to see it remade for the settings and costumes. I know that's probably Hollywood sacrilege, but it would still be fun to see such a thing.

....And now, a confession. A guilty pleasure for me? Burt Reynolds movies. Hooper, Canonball Run, Smokey & the Bandit, Longest Yard. Glorious and underrated, 1970s feel-good capers.

 

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