(NA)(but not necessarily) Top 3 Movies

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    Not sure why this popped into my head as I was deadlifting... probably the blood pressure spike.
    Anyway, top 3 movies. And I'm talking if you could only ever see 3, not the best or most important.

    I'll start:
    Pulp Fiction
    Blues Brothers
    Airplane!

    The wife came up with:
    Serenity
    Princess Bride
    Jane Eyre (apparently there's a specific version she likes)
     
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    Catch Me If You Can
    Ocean's Eleven (2001 remake)
    National Lampoons Vacation

    Narrowly missing the list:
    Ghostbusters (the OG)
    Back to the Future
    The Hunt For Red October
     
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    hm - I wouldn't put any of those in my top ten.
     
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    Dog Day Afternoon
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Spinal Tap
     
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    Well then enlighten us!
     
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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    • Just about any movie released in 1939
    • Many of the Stanley Kubrick movies
    • Most of the Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda movies

    opinion: too much of what is released today and last 10 years isn’t worth the theatre admission cost.
     
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    Dawn Patrol (Errol Flynn)
    Flight of the Phoenix (Jimmy Stewart)
    6 Days, 7 Nights (Harrison Ford)
     
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    Young Frankenstein “Put. the. candle. back!”
    Blues Brothers “We’re on a mission from God”
    Animal House “fat, dumb and stupid is no way to go through life, son”

    Cheers
     
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    Tombstone
    Shawshank Redemption
    Stranger Than Fiction
     
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    quick-off-the-top-of-my-head (in no particular order)
    The Martian
    Flight of the Pheonix (original)
    Twelve O'Clock High
     
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    Apocalypse Now
    U571
    Sideways

    The Jason Bourne series, and of course the Terminator series follow closely.
     
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    African Queen.
    The Flim Flam Man.
    Casablanca.

     
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    Bourne
    Bond
    Tom Clancy

    There’s several in those 3 but those are my favorites
     
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    Casablanca
    It’s a Wonderful Life
    Double Indemnity

     
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    The Right Stuff (the original)
    Apollo 13
    Dances with Wolves
    Close second:
    Twelve O'clock High
    Hunt for Red October
    Shawshank Redemption
     
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    Three is realllllllly tough. I'd grab for eternity:

    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Blade Runner
    The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, as previously mentioned. :cheers:

    and because you never appreciate what you have, I would long for an entirely different three the whole time. :D
     
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    The Godfather
    Inglourious Basterds

    Number 3 rotates: today it’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
     
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    Cool Hand Luke
    The Wild Bunch
    The Longest Day
    Tommy Boy
     
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    Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Bruce Almighty
     
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    Top Gun
    Battle of the Bulge
    Office Space
     
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    I don't really rank these sort of things, but these are what randomly pops up to the top of my mind:
    The Dark Knight
    The Lord of the Rings
    The Empire Strikes Back
     
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    Top 3:

    Office Space
    Top Gun
    American Made
    Airplane!
    Full Metal Jacket
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Animal House
    Apocalypse Now
    Goodfellas
    Revenge of the Nerds
    Deer Hunter
    Anchorman
    Strategic Air Command
    Naked Gun (all of them)
    The Sound of Music

    oops that's more than 3...
     
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    This is fun. Id say my top ten is represented among your lists, including several that I love but hadn't come to mind at the time. Picking the top 3 is hard, but I think I'd still stick with my original list. There's a small handful here i haven't seen, but will definitely check out.

    We ended up watching Amazon's "7500" last night. It's depressing.
     
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    Another Top 3 (but not comedy, this time military)

    Patton
    12 O’Clock High
    Top Gun

    Cheers
     
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    I got tapped on Facebook a couple of years ago to identify ten movies that affected me in my life. I wrote pretty extensively on each movie to explain why they were there, but here's my list:

    "Twelve O'Clock High"
    "Captain Blood"
    "633 Squadron"
    "Them"
    "Singing in the Rain"
    "The Blue Max"
    "Monolith Monsters"
    "Zulu"
    "Young Frankenstein"
    "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

    Ron Wanttaja
     
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    Don't know exactly which three, but they would include Star Wars.
     
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    Empire of the Sun
    Shawshank Redemption
    Forrest Gump
     
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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    Caddyshack
    The Lost Boys
     
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    Great choice. One of my favorite scenes:

     
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    or how about (not necessarily in any particular order)

    Highlander II: The Quickening
    Dune
    Moonbase 44
     
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    Animal House
    Airplane
    The ballad of the Green Beret (& pretty much any John Wayne movie)
     
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    "John Dies at the End"

    It's the only movie I feel like watching.
     
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    Three. 3. You gotta wait until two sequels have come out
     
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    Mine will be scoffed at. Not a big movie person.

    Princess Bride
    K-Pax
    The Fugitive
     
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    I need to add:
    Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
    American Pie
    Slap shot
    Old school
    Stripes
     
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    I watched “Them” while standing in the lobby of the theater on my 10th birthday! It was too intense for me at 10. And to make it worse, the critters (mutated ants) made noises that mimicked the sound of crickets chirping. Ugh! I didn’t sleep well for weeks!

    -Little Skippy
     
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