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May 17th, 2005, 01:32 PM
How about movies, I won't limit this to five this time ...

Cool Hand Luke
Dr. Strangelove
Die Hard
Terminator 2
Finding Nemo
For Love of the Game
Field of Dreams
The Emperor's Club
Monsters Inc.
Forest Gump
Bring it On! (haha)
The Breakfast Club
Beauty and the Beast
Fox and the Hound
Life as a house
Center Stage :)
Some Like it Hot

Many, many more I can't think of right now ...

May 17th, 2005, 01:38 PM
My movie list could go on forever....

Van Wilder
The Big Lebowski
Bend it Like Beckham
Fight Club
The American Pie movies
The Matrix movies
Harry Potter
The History of the World
Monty Python's Flying Circus
A Christmas Story
The Wizard of Oz
Animal House
Office Space
The Notebook

May 17th, 2005, 01:38 PM
I've taken just enough film classes to be dangerous....!

Requiem for a Dream (I got to meet the director!)
Zoolander (...."there's more to life than being really, really, really, really good looking...)
Celien and Julie Go Boating (llloooooonnngg French film)
War and Peace (the 5 hour version)
Meet the Parents
Muriel's Wedding

I'll think of more later......

May 17th, 2005, 01:40 PM
I forgot Zoolander...love that movie. To make up for forgetting it I'll buy Orange Mocha Frappaccunio's for everyone!

May 17th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Darn it! Must add Gone with the Wind, Office Space, and The Wizard of OZ ...

May 17th, 2005, 01:42 PM

as long as we don't have a gasoline fight....

May 17th, 2005, 01:43 PM
Did you ever think that there might be more to life than being, really, really, really, riddiculously good looking?

May 17th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Probably my favorite comedies of all-time are:

Slap Shot
Raising Arizona

Edit: with honorable mention to This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show.

May 17th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Derek Zoolander: Well, I guess it started during my first year of the second grade, when I was eating lunch and caught my reflection in a spoon, and I thought to myself, 'Hey, Derek, you're ridiculously good looking! And I thought maybe I could do that for a career.
Matilda: Do what for a career?
Derek Zoolander: Be professionally good looking.

May 17th, 2005, 01:47 PM
Derek Zoolander: Rufus, Brint, and Meekus were like brothers to me. And when I say brother, I don't mean, like, an actual brother, but I mean it like the way black people use it. Which is more meaningful I think.
Derek Zoolander: If there is anything that this horrible tragedy can teach us, it's that a male model's life is a precious, precious commodity. Just because we have chiseled abs and stunning features, it doesn't mean that we too can't not die in a freak gasoline fight accident.

May 17th, 2005, 01:49 PM
Orange County
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Night of the Lepus (if know this movie you're cool)
The Godzilla movies
The Royal Tennebaums

"That Hansel's so hot right now!"

May 17th, 2005, 01:50 PM
goodness another one that's tough to find only a few! lol...

Kudos to Office space! that movie rocks!
The Princess Bride (one of my all time favs!)
YES.. Christmas Story is a classic! lol...
and Amelie! (wouldn't have thought of that, but a fabulous movie)
Zoolander ROFL!
The Incredibles
the Lord of the Rings trilogy
the original star wars movies, the new ones are fun but don't have the same impact for me ;)
Monsters inc.
Finding Nemo

i'm sure I'll think of tons more later!

May 17th, 2005, 01:52 PM
Not Derek Zoolander: Oh, I thought you were going to tell me what a bad eugoogalizor I am.
Matilda: What?
Derek Zoolander: A eugoogalizor, one who speaks at funerals. Or did you think I'd be too stupid to know what a eugoogoly was?
to turn this into a quotes from Zoolander thread, but...

Oh and add A Christmas Story, THe Princess Bride, and The Lord of the Rings movies to my list and the ORIGINAL 3 Star Wars Movies.

May 17th, 2005, 01:54 PM
They brainwashed Derek to kill that claymation guy!

May 17th, 2005, 01:56 PM
What is this!?! A center for ants! It needs to be at least......3 times bigger than that!

May 17th, 2005, 01:58 PM

".....earth to Matilda...."

"Can you stop it with the 'earth tos'?"

May 17th, 2005, 02:01 PM
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

"But why male models?"
"Because they do what their told."
"That's not true."
"Yes it is Derek."

Karen Duggan
May 17th, 2005, 02:02 PM
Somewhere in Time
An Affair to Remember
Sabrina (the original)
Raiders of the Lost Ark/The Last Crusade
Mulan/Mulan 2
Miracle on 34th Street
It's A Wonderful Life
Anything with Sean Connery, including: Dragonheart
Bull Durham- "Anything that flies that far oughta have a stewardess on it."
Field of Dreams- "If you build it they will come"
Spaceballs- "Sir, they've jammed the radar!"
Stand and Deliver
Top Gun- "I feel the need for speed!"
Rocky IV- "I will break you"
Anything with Tom Hanks, including: Big and Castaway- "Wilson"
Romancing the Stone
The Game
Any James Bond
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (quite possibly THE stupidest movie ever made- but extremely silly)
(more to come later)

May 17th, 2005, 02:03 PM
I can't believe I forgot Spaceballs!


May 17th, 2005, 02:04 PM
I love ...

J.P. Prewitt: The truth is male models have been assassinating world leaders for over 200 years. Abe Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery, right? Well, who do you think made the silk stockings and powdered wigs worn by our early leaders?
Derek Zoolander: Mugatu!
J.P. Prewitt: Slaves Derek. So they hired John Wilkes Booth to do Mr. Lincoln in. The first model/actor! Dallas. 1963. John F. Kennedy.
Matilda: Lee Harvey Oswald wasn't a male model.
J.P. Prewitt: You're God damn right he wasn't, but the two lookers who capped Kennedy from the Grassy Knoll sure as **** were!

Karen Duggan
May 17th, 2005, 02:06 PM
How could I forget?

The Incredibles (great movie)

May 17th, 2005, 02:09 PM
Yea...Finding Nemo and The Incredibles are good.
The Aristocats
Sword in the Stone
Sleeping Beauty

"What are you drawing?"
"It's a liger. A cross between a lion and a tiger, but I prefer it's skills in magic. It's pretty much my favorite animal."

May 17th, 2005, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by Seagurl51

Maybe living in Idaho you can relate more to it, but to me it's about the most overrated movie ever. I know a lot of people think it's great. I just didn't think it was that funny.

Karen Duggan
May 17th, 2005, 02:16 PM
Con Air (most Nicholas Cage movies)
Terms of Endearment (heart wrencher, chick flick!)

May 17th, 2005, 02:17 PM
Yea...it's definately funnier in Idaho. The sad thing is it's so real to life here. What you see is what you get (though I have to say not everyone here is stuck so much in the 80's...unless you go to a monster truck show). I'm sure everyone can't wait to go to Idaho now huh?

May 17th, 2005, 02:17 PM
oh yeah! thanks for reminding my Kyra...

pretty much anything from Mel Brooks!

May 17th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Mel Brooks is awesome!

Attack of the Killer Tomatos
Alfie (the new one...Jude Law is hot!)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
scared the crap out of me...The Ring
Empire Records
Any and all forms of Monty Python

May 17th, 2005, 02:21 PM
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (and pretty much everything else Mel Brooks has done!)

Same for Monty Python

Lots & lots of those already mentioned

May 17th, 2005, 02:26 PM
crouching tiger! yes!

Monty Python Of course!!!

What? A swallow carrying a coconut?
A: It could grip it by the husk!
S #1: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.


Karen Duggan
May 17th, 2005, 02:28 PM
The Three Musketeers (Sheen, Sutherland, etc)

I loved Robin Hood: Men In Tights :p

May 17th, 2005, 02:28 PM
"Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?"

May 17th, 2005, 02:30 PM
"Your mother was a hampster and your father smelt of elder berries! Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!"

May 17th, 2005, 02:34 PM

"Is there someone else up there we could talk to?"

Karen Duggan
May 17th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Heaven Can Wait
The American President

May 17th, 2005, 02:36 PM
"it's just a little bunny....."

May 17th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Four Weddings and a Funeral!! Love, love, love that movie!!

Karen -what's wrong with running on one's shoulders....???;)

May 17th, 2005, 02:36 PM
"Death awaits you with nasty, big pointy teeth."

May 17th, 2005, 02:46 PM
Karen...Attack of the Killer Tomatos is awesome! I've seen stupider. Night of the Lepus, Them (not They..Them.. there is a difference), Rodan, any movies featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000. And I forgot about James Bond. Goldfinger is the best! Oh...and that reminds me...Austin Powers! Yea baby!!

May 17th, 2005, 03:07 PM
"Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."

May 17th, 2005, 03:11 PM
"We're knights of the round table. We dance when 'ere we're able."

May 17th, 2005, 03:13 PM
"You must bring us.....a shrubbery!"
"A shrubbery?"
"Yes. With a little white fence. And one level higher than then other, and little path running down the middle (A path, a path). And not to expensive."

May 17th, 2005, 03:13 PM
"We dine well here in Camelot,
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot. "

May 17th, 2005, 03:17 PM
"Come see the violence inherint in the system. Help, help I'm being repressed!"

May 17th, 2005, 03:23 PM
"Oh, I am afraid our life must seem very dull and quiet
compared to yours. We are but eight score young blondes and
brunettes, all between sixteen and nineteen and a half, cut off in
this castle with no one to protect us! Oh, it is a lonely life --
bathing, dressing, undressing, making exciting underwear.... We
are just not used to handsome knights. "

Leonard Jansen
May 17th, 2005, 03:24 PM
And speaking of Monty Python and the women of this group...

"Listen, strange women lying in ponds, distributing
swords is no basis for a system of government.
Supreme executive power comes from a mandate from
the masses, not some farcical aquatic ceremony.
If I went round saying I was an emperor because some
aquatic bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd put me


May 17th, 2005, 03:32 PM
"What is your name?"
"I am Arthur..King of the Britans"
"What is your quest?"
"To seek the Holy Grail"
"What is the air speed velocity of an unlaiden swallow?"
"African or European?"
"What. I don't know..aaaahhhhh."
"How do you know so much about swallows?"
"I'm a king. You have to know these things."

May 17th, 2005, 03:42 PM

Bring out yer dead!

--Here's one.
--That'll be ninepence.
-- I'm not dead.
--Nothing. There's your ninepence.
--I'm not dead.
-- 'Ere, he says he's not dead.
--Yes he is.
--I'm not.
-- He isn't.
--Well, he will be soon, he's very ill.

May 17th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Seagurl51
"What is your name?"
"I am Arthur..King of the Britans"
"What is your quest?"
"To seek the Holy Grail"
"What is the air speed velocity of an unlaiden swallow?"
"African or European?"
"What. I don't know..aaaahhhhh."
"How do you know so much about swallows?"
"I'm a king. You have to know these things."

My first quiz in a history class was that!

What is your name?

What is your quest? Etc ...

May 17th, 2005, 03:56 PM
Keather that's awesome!

"Have at you!"
"What are you going to do bleed on me?"
"I'm invinsible!"
"You're a looney."

"Come back here you pansy! I'll bite your legs off!"

May 17th, 2005, 05:07 PM
lol, Heather.. I want a history class like that!
soo... what exactly was your quest?

"It's just a scratch!"


May 17th, 2005, 05:13 PM
I had a friend in a computer class, about typing faster and general navigation,...in college...and one of the questions ON THE FINAL was "Who is Lara Croft?" Not as cool as following Monty Python though, but still strange and weird.

(tomb raider for those who didnt know)

Karen Duggan
May 17th, 2005, 05:15 PM
In And Out (Kevin Kline and Tom Selleck)

I love the part where Kevin Kline has bought a video to try to find out whether he is gay or not. He's trying to be "manly" but everything he does seems feminine. Finally, near the end of the video, it starts playing music and he can't help but dance... he finally just gives in and starts dancing all over the house while the video is yelling at him, "You're a sissy, man!"

It is SO funny :p

I love this movie. :)

Bob McAdams
May 17th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Golly! And you people call yourselves swimmers?

All right, I can see Finding Nemo. And Terms of Endearment does have a brief swimming pool scene (one of the boys even wears a competitive swimsuit). But there's sure not much swimming in most of the movies named.

Here are a few titles that might be more relevant:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - This story is set in the past, and there's a beach scene in which Dick Van Dyke and the boy (played by Adrian Hall) wear the swimwear of that era, revealing that body suits and leg suits really aren't new, as the swimsuit manufacturers of today would have us believe.

Jaws - There are quite a few swimming scenes in this one. Seeing it did have some weird effects on me, though. I can remember swimming underwater at my local pool after seeing it, and looking up and seeing some kids' legs kicking and suddenly feeling an urge to soar up with my jaws wide open and have a feeding frenzy. But I resisted the urge! ;)

The Black Stallion - There are a few swimming scenes in the first half of the movie.

Chariots of Fire - All right, admittedly this one isn't about swimming. But it is about athletes training for the Olympics.

Fortress - An Australian film about a one-room school whose teacher and kids are kidnapped and imprisoned in a cave. To escape, they at one point have to do some underwater swimming, and two of the boys, who are accomplished swimmers, help the others to make it.

Clara's Heart - The boy (played by Neil Patrick Harris) tries out for a swim team early in the movie, but isn't good enough. So he works on his swimming as the movie progresses, and near the end challenges one of the swimmers on the team and beats him.

Lord of the Flies - There are a few swimming scenes early in the movie (at least in the 1990 version). Besides, the story is a thought-provoking classic!

Lord of the Rings - The connection between these movies and swimming might not be immediately obvious. But think about it: They're fighting nearly impossible odds trying to achieve a goal that requires all of the physical endurance and ingenuity they can muster.


May 17th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Wow, miss 10 hours and you are four pages behind! Geeze.

Favorite movies. I could watch these over and over.....

Remember the Titans
Major League
The Natural
Bad News Bears

.... noticing a pattern here?

Also, anything with Adam Sandler or Jim Carey
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (it's a Thanksgiving Day tradition in my family - right after football)

A Few Good Men
Top Gun
Pirates of the Carribean

Sabretooth Tiger
May 17th, 2005, 09:28 PM
Step into Liquid
Field of Dreams
Blazing Saddles
Animal House

"Ty (to Carl): "Got a pond...got a pool and a pond. Pond would be good for you." AND

Carl Spackler: So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So, I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one -- big hitter, the Lama -- long, into a ten-thousand foot crevice, right at the base of this glacier. And do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, "Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know." And he says, "Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness." So I got that goin' for me, which is nice.


anything with John Wayne

May 18th, 2005, 12:17 AM
"I have nipples; can you milk me??!
(meet the parents)

Karen Duggan
May 18th, 2005, 12:26 AM
Yes! Four Weddings and A Funeral- talk about putting the fun in funeral :)

Scansy, I too love baseball movies :) Bull Durham is one of my all time favorites "you hit the ball, you throw the ball, you catch the ball" as he throws the bats in the showers!

Anybody seen "Brigadoon"? I think it's Bing Crosby. GREAT movie. Very fanciful and romantic (lots of smoking, but who knew :p )

Bells of St. Mary's, speaking of Bing.

I loved the BNB when I was a kid and then didn't they go to Japan or something? I'll never forget that Walter Matthau told them not to "assume" anything because you could make an ass out of u and me!

Oh and Little Buddha (I think this was after Keanu made Point Break) There wasn't one "Duuuuude" (and no one says it like Keanu) in Little Buddha- he was really good. Most underrated movie EVER!

May 18th, 2005, 09:53 AM
I forgot about Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High ...

May 18th, 2005, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by SwiminONandON
I forgot about Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High ...

ahhhh of course the classics! ;)

May 18th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Originally posted by SwiminONandON
I forgot about Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High ...

Those are two of the funniest movies ever! Dazed and Confused is the best!! Thankfully my initation (sp) wasn't that bad.

May 18th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Creature from the Black Lagoon
the one with the giant man eating centipedes...wait I think that's Rodan...never mind
Clash of the Titans
Jason and the Argonauts
Kevin Smith movies

May 18th, 2005, 11:45 AM
My Cousin Vinnie
Down Periscope

May 18th, 2005, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Seagurl51
I forgot Zoolander...love that movie. To make up for forgetting it I'll buy Orange Mocha Frappaccunio's for everyone!

I'd rather have an Orange Whip. :)

Karen Duggan
May 18th, 2005, 01:39 PM
Speaking of periscopes : The Hunt for Red October (awesome)
Patriot Games
Air Force 1

those Clancy books turned movies are really good.

May 18th, 2005, 01:50 PM
Certainly agree with Red October!

Crimson Tide is also a good one.

May 18th, 2005, 03:09 PM
Wow, you guys are reminding me of others. I agree wholeheartedly with Hunt for Red October and My Cousin Vinnie

May 18th, 2005, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Bobber
I'd rather have an Orange Whip. :)

That reminds me Blues Brothers (1 &2) should be on the list too.

(In case that's huge stretch for anyone, in the first movie during the big concert scene, John Candy orders and Orange Whip.)

May 18th, 2005, 05:50 PM
Blues Brothers 2, really? Haven't it seen it, but as a Chicago girl I hold the first one near and dear to my heart ... also to be added ... Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Adventures in Babysitting, Sixteen Candles, props to John Hughes

May 18th, 2005, 05:52 PM
I liked the music in the second...first is a better movie, but the second one was alright. Thank you soo much for saying Ferris Bueller. I cannot believe I forgot that movie. "Ferris you're my hero!"

May 18th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

May 18th, 2005, 05:56 PM
"I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?"
Ferris: "I did have a test today. That wasn't bull****. It's on European socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European, I don't plan on being European, so who gives a crap if they're socialist? They could be fascist anarchists - that still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, 'I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me.' Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus and I'd still have to bum rides off of people."

May 18th, 2005, 05:59 PM
"Twenty bucks says he's sitting in his car right debating whether or not he should come over here."

May 18th, 2005, 06:01 PM
And my personal favorite...

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while you might miss it."

May 18th, 2005, 06:07 PM
"I heard that you we feeling ill.
Headache, fever, and a chill.
I'll soon help you restore your pluck,
cause I'm the nurse that likes to...*SLAM*"

May 19th, 2005, 06:53 AM
OK, I gotta admit I really like some old B&W movies too....

Bringing up Baby
The Philadelphia Story
Arsenic & Old Lace

Heck, I reckon Young Frankenstien is old now!! :D