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Five films you watched when you were a teenager that've stayed with you.

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Chipsandsalad Tue 20-Jan-15 12:45:38

Mine are,
The Deer Hunter - really shook me up and stayed in my head for a long time.
The Exorcist - watched it in secret with my big sister, it terrified me and I couldn't sleep for weeks.
The Sound of Music - the whole family watched it together every Christmas, so it just makes me feel good.
Good Morning Vietnam - fell in love with Robin Williams.
Thelma and Louise - girl power, and Brad Pitt, enough said.

AMumInScotland Tue 20-Jan-15 13:05:46

Grease - the first film I went to with school friends not long after I started secondary school.

Airplane - probably the first time I laughed till I cried and could barely breathe.

A video nasty called The Burning which stopped me sleeping for weeks.

The Song Remains the Same - I lied to my parents about going out late in the evening when they were away from home!

Batman - though I might have been just out of my teens by then. I came out of the cinema, bumped into friends who were about to go in and see it, and went back in with them to watch it through again.

Minion Tue 20-Jan-15 13:15:07

The children of the corn.... Shudder
The last unicorn... Possibly the best animated film ever
When the wind blows... Double shudder
National lampoons european vacation... A family favourite!
The adventures of mark twain... Not sure why, but sticks out in my memory

HayDayRookie Tue 20-Jan-15 13:17:52

YY muminscotland! Airplane made me laugh more than anyone or anything else!

AlfAlf Tue 20-Jan-15 13:19:58

Betty Blue
Schindler's List
Citizen Kane
Double Indemnity

AlfAlf Tue 20-Jan-15 13:21:21

I wante to be a journalist or a film director/writer so my taste was a bit try-hard blush

Bolshybookworm Tue 20-Jan-15 14:11:13

Eat, drink, Man, woman- early ang lee film, watched it over and over again, so warm and sweet and the cooking scenes are amazing

Fried Green tomatoes at the whistle stop cafe

Clueless- best film EVER

Candyman- sleepover classic, started my love of horror

The silence of the lambs- it was the 90s grin

Bexicles Tue 20-Jan-15 14:20:33

The Accused.
Schindler's List..
Silence of the lambs.
Reservoir Dogs.

I can remember hating Trainspotting and everyone else loving it.

SunnyBaudelaire Tue 20-Jan-15 14:23:04

The Invasion of the body snatchers
Watership Down
the Evil Dead

Showing my age much?

BiddyPop Tue 20-Jan-15 14:32:09

Some kind of wonderful
Nightmare on Elm Street (not a good idea to watch in deserted school overnight as our class did a 24 hour fast together - EEEKKS!!)
Good Morning Vietnam
Dirty Dancing ("I carried a watermelon"!!)
The Princess Bride

Not very highbrow - but they are the ones that stand out - today at least.

iklboo Tue 20-Jan-15 14:43:26

American Werewolf in London
First Blood
Crocodile Dundee

AnnieLobeseder Tue 20-Jan-15 14:47:49

Running on Empty
Pump Up the Volume

GoldfishSpy Tue 20-Jan-15 14:49:34

Dirty Dancing
Top Gun
Shawshank Redemption
Dead Poets' Society

BertieBotts Tue 20-Jan-15 15:11:00

Schindler's List - watched it at school for a joint History and Drama project, I seem to remember (?)
Practical Magic - random but me, DMum and DSis used to watch it every time it came on ITV and sing the lime and coconut song.
Desperado - I was at bf-at-the-time's house, quite drunk, said "Oh this film sounds boring but I can't be bothered to change the channel" he said "Yeah? Watch the first five minutes." I watched the first bit with the guy coming into the bar and telling his story and was totally hooked, watched the entire thing. I usually hate films like that but love this one.
Love Actually blush - first 15 film I saw in the cinema. Makes me feel happy and Christmassy when I see it.

And special mention to the series Sugar Rush. That had me crying buckets because I identified with it too much.

Chipsandsalad Tue 20-Jan-15 16:08:57

Thanks for sharing, some great ones. May have to adjust mine now. Grease and Carrie...

MonstrousRatbag Tue 20-Jan-15 16:14:18

Christ, you're all so young...

Battle of Algiers
Alien (hated it. I cannot watch monster films)
The Princess Bride
Trading Places

GormlessNormTheGardenGnome Tue 20-Jan-15 16:51:50

Running on empty
Stand by me
The legend of Billie Jean
Permanent record
Welcome home roxy carmichael

The mentions of Schindler's List has reminded me of something I noticed last time I was in Germany. There is a company called Schindler who manufacture elevators. Dh wasn't amused when I pointed out that we were in Schindler's lift.

LadyTurmoil Wed 21-Jan-15 08:23:02

Citizen Kane
Sophie's Choice
The Big Sleep and all those b/w matinee movies on rainy Sunday afternoons
Dirty Dancing

spanky2 Wed 21-Jan-15 08:29:03

The lost boys
It- still scared of clowns
St elmo's Fire
The breakfast club
The shining

mynameissecret Wed 21-Jan-15 08:31:26

Silence of the lambs -watched it babysitting it terrified me!!
Boys don't cry
My girl
Step mom

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 21-Jan-15 09:17:26

Moulin Rouge - I can quote the entire thing from memory

Brokeback Mountain - wept endlessly.

The Dark Knight - seems to be a Heath Ledger theme here...

Pulp Fiction - blush

Titanic - double blush

I do like proper grown up films, honest...

jdubb Wed 21-Jan-15 09:43:27

About Last Night (Demi Moore and Rob Lowe) I was gobsmacked and felt VERY old to hear there had been a remake of this!

Effiewhaursmabaffies Wed 21-Jan-15 09:57:42

The Karate Kid (original not the super crappy remake)
St Elmos Fire
The Outsiders (still makes me cry)
The Breakfast club
Pretty in Pink

inconceivableme Wed 21-Jan-15 10:13:19

Lost Boys
Dirty Dancing
Project X (blub!!)
The Hand That Rocked The Cradle
Top Gun

inconceivableme Wed 21-Jan-15 10:13:35

Oh, and Pretty Woman!

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