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Baconyum Tue 08-Dec-15 20:51:50

Watching Field of Dreams. Fantastic film, not watched it in ages. Kevin Costner I know is not to everyone's taste but I like him in his earlier stuff. No way out is brilliant.

But there's also Amy Madigan, Ray Liotta, James earl Jones and Burt Lancaster among others including a young Gaby Hoffman.

It's also reminded me of No Way Out which I must try and find to watch.

What films have you not watched for ages, know you like but have maybe forgotten how much you like them?

Nataleejah Wed 09-Dec-15 13:22:19

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly -- i used to have such a crush on young Clint Eastwood in my teens blush

Baconyum Mon 14-Dec-15 00:41:38

Yea he was a looked back in the day bit too right wing for me.

Tonight I have just watched the blind side and should be going to bed but...

Copycat is coming on! Excellent film!

Sprink Mon 14-Dec-15 00:45:53

Tha Bad News Bears, 1976 original.

I'd forgotten how ground-breaking it was in the sense of practically writing the template for the 'misfits come together and create something magical' genre.

Also, whoever decided to use the music from Carmen throughout the film was a fecking genius.

Sprink Mon 14-Dec-15 00:48:00

OP, re No Way Out? I never saw it coming. Terrific film.

Baconyum Mon 14-Dec-15 00:51:52

I've not heard of bad news bears I'll check it out.

I've discovered No Way Out is on Netflix but my WiFi playing up at mo so will watch when that's fixed.

Clueing4looks Mon 14-Dec-15 00:53:14

Dog day afternoon - was reminded of it whilst watching Swordfish last night.

Baconyum Mon 14-Dec-15 00:58:53

Dog day afternoon is an amazing film!

Clueing4looks Mon 14-Dec-15 01:02:02

It is. I'm not an Al Pacino fan as such but he is brilliant in this.

Just thought of another - Trainspotting. The soundtrack was also brilliant. I heard a rumour they were going to make a follow up next year so really looking forward to that.

Baconyum Mon 14-Dec-15 01:07:46

I've seen trainspotting once and thought it a good film but my ocd prevents me from watching again.

I like al Pacino I've only ever seen him in one film I didn't like - heat. Godfather/s, scent of a woman, insomnia, the recruit (excellent film)...
He's in another of my favourites - Devils Advocate

DrDreReturns Tue 15-Dec-15 16:50:16

I tried watching Trainspotting again shortly after my DS was born. As soon as the scene with the baby in the flat of junkies appeared I had to turn it off. That didn't upset me at all prior to his birth.
I have to admit I'm a Clint Eastwood fan, I know he's really right wing but he does make good films. I think my favourite is The Outlaw Josey Wales, followed by Letters from Iwo Jima.

Baconyum Tue 15-Dec-15 18:30:41

I'm the same with tom cruise. I enjoy his films very much but agree he's a brainwashed tosser in real life!

secrettobleroneeater Tue 15-Dec-15 19:28:30

bacon you've no idea how happy you've made me! Saw No Way Out years ago, absolutely loved it! but couldn't remember the name of the film. Had no luck googling the plot and thought I'd never find it again. Bless you! fsmile

LaurieFairyCake Tue 15-Dec-15 19:34:36

I've just watched Die Hard this afternoon

Yippy kai yay motherfucker grin

mmack Tue 15-Dec-15 19:38:46

I'd love to see Bull Durham, Field of Dreams and A Perfect World again. I've never seen No Way Out but it looks good. Kevin Costner made some great films but Robin Hood:Prince of Thieves is one of my least favourite film ever. It's cringeworthy.
I saw Casino years ago when it was out first and it didn't make much of an impression on me but saw it again on television recently and loved it. Sharon Stone should have won an Oscar for it.
Frankie and Johnny and Sea of Love are two of my favourite Al Pacino films. I'm not a Tom Cruise fan but I'd like to see Rain Man again.

GnomeDePlume Tue 15-Dec-15 20:50:02

The Day of the Jackal, I can watch that film time and again. It is my go to film on a flight.

DOA: Dead on Arrival. Dennis Quaid and a very young Meg Ryan

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Baconyum Tue 15-Dec-15 21:33:15

Secret oh what a lovely post glad I've helped.

Laurie die hard series is a classic in this house watched every Christmas.

Mmack I liked robin hood but took it for what it was, cheesy nonsense.

Gnome day of the jackal and DOA are both excellent films. Not watched DOA for years must hunt it out. Day of the jackal was on one of the non mainstream channels a few days ago.

JoyceDivision Tue 15-Dec-15 21:40:32

Stand by me


Return to Oz

Nightmare on elm street

The one with julian sands where he is a witch / warlock and some one is chasing him or he's chasing / following them, think he has cursed a woman and she needs to find the cure?

mmack Tue 15-Dec-15 21:51:53

DOA was very good. And thinking of Dennis Quaid reminds me of the excellent Breaking Away. I'd also like to rewatch Someone to Watch Over Me with Tom Berenger, Presumed Innocent with Harrison Ford and A Kiss Before Dying with Matt Dillon. I think a lot of people would enjoy a good thriller on television at Christmas instead of The Holiday for the 300th time.

Holstein Tue 15-Dec-15 21:56:52

Mosquito Coast.

SelfRaisingFlour Sat 19-Dec-15 21:15:54

DrDreReturns - I also had to turn Trainspotting off when I saw the baby in the junkies' flat. Before I had children I thought it was a good film.

echt Sun 20-Dec-15 06:58:50

"Field of Dreams" is a good film, though always made sad for me by its insertion into the schedules by ITV on the day of the Dunblane murders. They were going to show the Bond "View To A Kill", and quite rightly pulled it.
A good choice: a melancholy and affirming of life.

Tanith Sat 26-Dec-15 18:26:58

So many here that I love.

I recently watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest again. And cried again over the end blush

Poor Jack Nicholson sad with his defiant "At least I tried!!"

19lottie82 Sat 26-Dec-15 23:08:35

Just watched "election", if forgotten what a great film it is grin must have watched it about five times since its release in 1999 but it's still fab!

OnlyLovers Thu 07-Jan-16 17:54:30

I want to rewatch all these now! Have seen hardly any new films for ages, let alone revisited old favourites.

Dog Day Afternoon is particularly brilliant.

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