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What is the 1 film everyone should watch in their lifetime?

163 replies

mrsnobody · 15/02/2007 19:25

I want to make sure I haven't missed anything!


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BandofMothers · 22/02/2007 21:29

Good one CT10. Love that film.
Lord of the Rings of course, but you have to watch all 3.
Think they are my all time favourite's.

Rhubarb · 22/02/2007 21:29

The Colour Black.

ELF1981 · 22/02/2007 21:29

I dont know if anybody would have seen it, but The Story of Us.

A fab film about relationships, seeing things through anothers eyes. I watched it at the cinemas and cried my eyes out, still gets me at the ending. Fab film.

DH insists people should watch the original Romeo and Juliet, I prefer the newer one.

Not a film, but if they ever changed this play to a film, it's worth a watch "Deep Blue Sea" - not to be confused with the shark film as I did once which resulted in me being thoroughly disappointed to see sharks eating people as opposed to raw emotions about a relationship break down!

halcyon · 22/02/2007 21:43

united 93 and its a wonderful life because they are both about despair and both about hope.

Faith8 · 22/02/2007 21:45

Hilary and Jackie, The mission, Amadeus and School of Rock. Oh YEAH DR. DOLLITTLE 1 AND 2

franke · 22/02/2007 21:53

The English Patient
The Railway Children

AnneJones · 23/02/2007 14:53


drosophila · 23/02/2007 18:02

'Why do yo call him Harvey?'

'Because that's his name'

tissy · 23/02/2007 18:05

Local Hero

grouchyoscar · 25/02/2007 12:56

L.A. Confidential. Wonderful story, great cast, sub zero style, iconic cars and quite possibly the best performance of Russell Crowe.( Insider excepted)

NbgsYellowFeathers · 25/02/2007 13:01

The big girl in me is screaming Breakfast At Tiffany's and also When Harry Met Sally.

Love them films.

More seriously, The Green Mile and also in a frightning sort of way Mississpi Burning.

wurlywurly · 25/02/2007 13:03

dh says star wars

wurlywurly · 25/02/2007 13:04


Snowstorm · 25/02/2007 13:06

Schindler's List

zippitippitoes · 25/02/2007 13:07

I thought automatically Schindlers list

a film I think is good for all sorts of reasons is Stand By Me

and boys of 10 up like it too

yacketyblah · 25/02/2007 13:07

Dogma, V for Vendetta, Citizen Kane, The Money Pit and Monty Python - Holy Grail and Life of Brian.

JustSometimes · 25/02/2007 14:09

Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources
Sound of Music
Mary Poppins (for the feel good factor)
Fifth Element
Dances with Wolves
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Officer and a Gentleman (for a man in uniform!)

ipanemagirl · 28/02/2007 14:24

Night of the Hunter
Don't Look Now
The Godfathers I and II

yellowrose · 28/02/2007 14:38

Shawshank Redemption - for feel good factor to give you hope in life.

The Godfather 1 & 2 (3 only if you find Andy Garcia as sexy as I do) - makes you feel miserable but you will begin to appreciate the most brilliant, charismatic actor alive, Al Pacino !

yellowrose · 28/02/2007 14:41

If you liked LA Confidential...

see China Town (Jack Nicholson when he was sexy and a good actor and Faye Dunaway when she didn't look like a prune and was a top class actress - circa 1967) which it has copied in style.

An underrated film in my view.

speedymama · 28/02/2007 14:59

Calamity Jane if you like musicals

Whatever happened to Baby Jane if you don't

El Dorado if you like Westerns

An Affair to Remember if you don't

Twiglett · 28/02/2007 15:00

Blazing Saddles

Twiglett · 28/02/2007 15:01

Blood Diamond .. was stunningly horrific

The Station Agent .. gently engrossing and uplifting

Blazing Saddles .. look its just feckin' funny 'but I shoot with this hand' ROFL

speedymama · 28/02/2007 15:01


Goodfellas and Carlito's Way

All the Star Trek films

Twiglett · 28/02/2007 15:01

'that's Hedly Lamaar'


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