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Old 09-16-2017, 11:10 PM
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that is not well known. Then we will all have a list of good films to look for and watch.

Mine is Places in The Heart starring Sally Field. It is about a woman trying to survive and save her farm during the depression. It has one of the best endings I have ever seen. It was made in 1984 and you can watch it on Amazon Prime.


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Old 09-17-2017, 04:02 AM
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I really like this movie. It's a 1995 remake of the 1954 version and it stars Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford. It's totally sappy but hey... it's Harrison Ford.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:24 AM
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Serendipity with John Cusack. It's a love story full of, well, serendipity. Love John Cusack!
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:31 AM
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Three people timeshare an NYC apartment for different reasons. Through twists along the way, their lives overlap with each other. It came out in the early 90s and stars Matthew Broderick and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:36 AM
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The Man in the Moon. It's Reese Witherspoon's first movie. It also had Adam Waterston in it. A very poignant coming of age film. I cry buckets every time I watch it. I love it.


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Old 09-17-2017, 06:05 AM
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Taking Chance from 2009 with Kevin Bacon. I don't recall ever hearing about it when it was out. I requested it recently through my library. It's tough - it was a 6 hanky movie. But it's powerful and I think it should be broadcast every Memorial Day.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:21 AM
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Great question!

Windtalkers is a 2002 American war film directed and produced by John Woo, and starring Nicolas Cage. The war part can be hard to watch, but there's such humanity in this story of the Navajo code talkers of WWII. I have seen it many times and love this movie.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:14 AM
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I absolutely love this movie. It's about a boy in a small town in England who wants to be a professional dancer. His widowed father and older brother are coal miners during a major strike and Billy has to try to follow his dream without either of them finding out. Elton John adapted it for the stage some years ago.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:46 AM
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A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger is on of my favorites that most people don't know about.

Peasant-born William Thatcher (Heath Ledger) begins a quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden (Shanynn Sossamon) and rock his medieval world. With the help of friends (Mark Addy, Paul Bettany, Alan Tudyk), he faces the ultimate test of medieval gallantry -- tournament jousting -- and tries to discover if he has the mettle to become a legend.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:03 AM
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Quote:
. It's a 1995 remake of the 1954 version and it stars Julia Ormond and Harrison Ford. It's totally sappy but hey... it's Harrison Ford.
Sabrina....I love the 1954 version--Audrey Hepburn at her finest!

I recommend Waking Ned Devine....set in a small town in Ireland, it's a comedy about a lottery win. Keeping on that side of the ocean, Gregory's Girl is a very sweet Scottish movie about first love. And for sci fi fans, Moon is great!


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Old 09-17-2017, 08:29 AM
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The Magic of Belle Isle with Morgan Freeman. I find it to be a simple and delightful movie.

Antwone Fisher starring Derek Luke and Denzel Washington. It's based on a true story.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:41 AM
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P.S. I love You...I cry every time! Great cast, Hillary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Kathy Bates, and Lisa Kudrow.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:19 AM
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"Snatch" with Brad Pitt. One of his lesser known movies but it's a good movie!
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good movie not well known
Old 09-17-2017, 09:28 AM
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I really like "13 Assassins". It's subtitled, but it's great!
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:36 AM
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I love this oldie! It is available on AmazonPrime. It stars Richard Dreyfuss. It is about following your passion.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:42 AM
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Here is another one you can view on Amazon Prime. It is based on a true story about a woman who is brilliant and autistic. Temple Grandin is played by Claire Dane. The story is inspiring!
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:34 AM
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Frequency

Never hear anyone talk about this movie but it is great. It stars Dennis Quaid and Jim Caviezel and was made in 2000.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:09 AM
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Without a Trace. It's from the eighties. It stars Judd Hirsch, Kate Nelligan, and Stockard Channing. It's about a missing boy and what everyone goes through. I cry like a baby at the ending every time.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:33 AM
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Angels in the Outfield! Its a beautiful and powerful movie and entertaining as well. You do not have to love baseball to enjoy it.

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Old 09-17-2017, 11:53 AM
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A movie that I never get tired of watching during the long dark months of winter is The Holiday with Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black. Light and entertaining.
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Great Thread! :)
Old 09-17-2017, 12:07 PM
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Greyhound Girl-I LOVE "The Man in the Moon"!! I still cry whenever I catch it.

Nucleus, A Knight's Tale" is one of my all-time faves! "It's called a lance! Hello!"

BioAdoptMom3-"Angel's in the Outfield" is such a sweet movie!!


I have a few favorites that I just love and watch over and over again:
"The Sure Thing" (I can repeat this one verbatim. )
"Burlesque" (LOVE the music)
"Encino Man" (Oh my gosh...stupid movie, but I love it!)
"The Three Musketeers" (the Chris O'Donnel/Charlie Sheen version. )

I could keep going and going...
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:17 PM
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Same Time Next Year with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn is a funny love story that consists of decades worth of one weekend a year visits. Too funny! Plus it has historical reference news flashes that are enjoyable if you are old enough to remember the events. Love this film! It too is available on Amazon Prime and can be ordered on DVD from Netflix.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:08 PM
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The Commitments (1991) an Irish movie with great Motown songs.
Love it.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:48 PM
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I agree with that movie! Every time I ask someone about it, they haven't seen it. Such a great movie!!!

It's from 2000 and stars Dennis Quaid as the father and his ability to talk to his son (Jim Caviezel) through a CB radio, and how their choices can alter the past.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:00 PM
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I LOVE Same Time, Next Year!!! (Yes, it is worthy of three exclamations.)
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:09 PM
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Someone mentioned Temple Grandin. I also highly recommend it!

Here are my top three lesser known (although not completely obscure) picks:

1. Simon Birch, starring Ashley Judd
2. Hello, My Name Is Doris, with Sally Field (on Amazon Prime currently)
3. We Need to Talk About Kevin, with Tilda Swinton (might still be on Netflix)
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:04 PM
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I love 'Sleeping With the Enemy' with Julia Roberts. She plots her escape from an abusive husband...... has some thrilling moments!
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:39 PM
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This is an oldie with Harrison Ford. In the beginning he is a ruthless lawyer but his life changes dramatically. Great film! This is available on Amazon Prime.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:02 PM
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Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour is a movie I love, but no one else seems to have ever seen it or heard of it.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:23 PM
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PS I love you is a great movie---but the book is sooooo much better! It is written by irish author Cecilia Ahern. One of my favorite books!
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:43 PM
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Also on Amazon Prime... The Confirmation. It's a good father/ son movie.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:04 AM
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I ~love~ Somewhere in Time. It's the only VHS movie I ever purchased.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:14 AM
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It is available on Amazon Prime and on CD with Netflix.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:06 PM
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I am late to the party, but wanted to add August Rush to the list. Not sure why it touched me, but it did. I love so many of the others you have already mentioned. Another oldie but goodie- and possibly one of the reasons I chose to become a teacher- is To Sir, With Love. I first saw it as a young girl (not the original!!!) and still love it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:55 PM
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Big Night with Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci. It's a terrific movie about an Italian restaurant in the 50s? 60s? about one big night the two brothers make an amazing dinner to save their restaurant. I badly want all the food they make.
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