03-06-2019, 12:20 PM
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I thought I'd start a thread to write down our favorites.

Here are my TOP 5 lists.

Movies
- La Grande Bellezza
- Once Upon a Time in America
- Goodfellas
- Interstellar, this movie also has my favorite soundtrack ever, Hans Zimmer at his best
- The Pianist

Series
- The Office (the US one with the best duo ever, Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute)
- Breaking Bad
- The Sopranos
- Game of Thrones
- Sherlock (BBC with Benedict Cumberbatch)


Which are yours?

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 03-06-2019, 12:38 PM
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Not in any particular order

Movies:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Young Frankenstein
Apocalypse Now
The Godfather
The Godfather II
Baby Snakes
Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Ben Hur (the one with Charlton Heston)
The Ten Commandments
Field of Dreams
Star Wars
Dances With Wolves
Deliverance
The Bourne movies in general (I've been watching them over and over and over again)
Ronin
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
The Blues Brothers
The James Bond franchise (the Connery, Moore and Craig eras)


TV Series:

Seinfeld
Shameless
Goliath
Hand of God
The Sopranos
Saturday Night Live (off and on - First few years, Eddie Murphy, Chris Farley, and lately Alec Baldwin)
Star Trek
Billions
Homeland
Californication
The Odd Couple
Mash

I may edit this as more come to mind.

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 03-06-2019, 01:18 PM
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Nikos, I see you know my dog. I almost named him Liberace because my dog IS the pianist. Biggrin

I too will edit as shows and movies come to mind.

Movies:

The Lord of the Rings
John Wick 1 & 2
The 10 Commandments
It's a Wonderful Life
March of the Wooden Soldiers (Laurel & Hardy)
We Were Soldiers
Braveheart
The Patriot
Contact
The Gringo
Atlas Shrugged pts 1,2,3
Guardians of the galaxy 3D
Avatar 3D
The Longest Day

Series/shows:

the various Stargate series
Band of Brothers
Startrek
The Stand
The Twilight Zone
Victory at Sea
Combat

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 03-06-2019, 02:06 PM
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none of these are in any particular order

Movies

Godfather 1 and 2
Jaws
Close Encounters of the 3rd kind
Gladiator
The Searchers
The Man who shot Liberty Valence
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Million Dollar Baby
Life of Pi
Life is Beautiful
Deliverance
American Sniper

TV Shows/Series

Star Trek.  The original.  Not any of the other crappy spin offs. End of story!   Biggrin
The Honeymooners
The Odd Couple 
Hill Street Blues
The Sopranos
Rome
Deadwood
Broadchurch
Doc Martin
House on Haunted Hill

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 03-06-2019, 03:16 PM
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In no particular order, TV comedies:

The Honeymooners
Odd Couple
M*A*S*H
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Barney Miller
Seinfeld

TV other:

Star Trek
Star Trek TNG
Star Trek Voyager
Dallas
Time Tunnel
Twilight Zone

Movies:

Casablanca
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Help!
The Wizard of Oz
Ace Ventura Pet Detective
The Jerk

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 03-06-2019, 03:38 PM
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Movies:

The Shawshank Redemption
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lèon: The Professional
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Green Mile
The African Queen
Casablanca
Good Will Hunting
Dead Poets Society
The Shining
The Pianist
The Scent of a Woman
Life is Beautiful
Gladiator

Television

Sherlock (Benedict Cumberland)
The Killing
The Tunnel
Broadchurch
Wallander
Shetland

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 03-06-2019, 04:38 PM
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Movies:
- Pretty Women
- Bethoven (dog)
- Groundhog's Day
- School of Rock
- National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
- Blues Brothers
- Dunkirk

TV
- Big Bank Theory
- Last of the Summer Wine
- Avengers (British with John Steed, Emma Peel, etc)
- NCIS (original and Los Angeles)
- Top Gear (before the change in cast)
- Suits

Amazon
- The Gran Tour
- Harry Bosch

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 03-07-2019, 12:58 AM
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I've watched most of the mentioned movies and some of the TV series, they are indeed excellent choices.

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 03-07-2019, 06:28 AM
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TV:
Killing Eve
Lovejoy
Dr.Who (not sure about the newest one)
911
 The Alienist
NCIS
CSI
BIG Bang
Sherlock Holmes
Mash
Combat
Twilight Zone
Route 66
The Millionaire
Hill Street Blues
The Saint
Walking Dead
Fear The Walking Dead


Movies....Too many, too little time... Tongue

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 03-07-2019, 06:32 AM
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I shall mention only two movies, on the assumption that nobody here will recognize either one:

                  Tom Jones (1963)
                  Wild Target (2010)

The first (like the two Mamma Mia movies) carries no social message whatsoever:  it is just plain fun; the second (which incorporates some of the cast of Love, Actually) has some very polished acting by Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman, and Rupert Grint, and is — I guarantee it — the best movie you never have heard of before.

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 12-13-2019, 12:42 PM
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I'm going to list some favorite crime drama shows, a good mix of some comedic, violent, homegrown, and foreign:

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Monk
Grantchester
Bones
The Mentalist
Leverage
Vera
Endeavor
Luther
The Killing
Longmire
Bosch

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 12-13-2019, 01:05 PM
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(12-13-2019, 12:42 PM)Leo501 Wrote: I'm going to list some favorite crime drama shows, a good mix of some comedic, violent, homegrown, and foreign:

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Monk
Grantchester
Bones
The Mentalist
Leverage
Vera
Endeavor
Luther
The Killing
Longmire
Bosch
I've only watched the first two of your list. They are some of my all time favorites.

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 12-13-2019, 01:58 PM
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Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Michael Clayton

Boston Legal
The Night Manager
Happy Valley
Fleabag

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 12-13-2019, 02:02 PM
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(12-13-2019, 01:58 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Michael Clayton

Boston Legal
The Night Manager
Happy Valley
Fleabag

Love Fleabag. Finally gave it a try a few weeks ago and did a binge watch of the seasons, can't wait for more.

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 12-13-2019, 02:20 PM
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MOVIES

- Anything direct by or featuring Clint Eastwood; particularly the “spaghetti westerns”
- Schindler’s List
- The Blues Brothers
- A Christmas Story
- A Christmas Carol
- Life of Brian
- Casablanca 
- Tiger Bay (1959 version)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Mutiny on the Bounty

TV

- The Office (the original version by Ricky Gervais)
 -Poirot
- The Sweeney
- A Touch of Frost
- Vera
- Endeavour
- Inspector Morse
- Dr Who (been watching since 1967)
- All Creatures Great and Small
- MASH
- Danger Man
- The Prisoner 
- Monarch of the Glen
- Good Life
- The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
- Yes Minister
- Yes Prime Minister
- The Durrells (in Corfu)
- Father Brown
- Rick Steves’ Europe
- This Country
- Rumpole of the Bailey
- To the Manor Born
- Waiting for God
- Midsomer Murders
- Barney Miller
- Mr Bean
- Black Adder
- Maigret
- Monty Python’s Flying Circus
- Digging for Britain
- Lucy Worsley’s historical series

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 12-17-2019, 10:54 AM
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(03-06-2019, 12:20 PM)nikos.a Wrote: Which are yours?

One each:  

Movie:  Wild Target (Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt)

TV Series:  Foyle's War (Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks)

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 12-19-2019, 09:16 AM
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I would like to bring your attention to Babylon Berlin, an astonishing tv series co written and directed by Tom Tykwer.
A crime story in Berlin of the twenties/thirties based on the political situation of the time, great soundtrack and sceneries. 
Maybe be best in German language (with subtitles), but there is an English Netflix version, too.


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 12-19-2019, 03:08 PM
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(12-13-2019, 01:58 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Michael Clayton

Boston Legal
The Night Manager
Happy Valley
Fleabag


add movies:
Persepolis
Shawshank
Memento


add show:
House

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 02-03-2020, 11:37 AM
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I finished watching the Young Pope with Jude Law and started watching the New Pope with Jude Law and John Malkovich which is basically the season 2.

I highly recommend it.

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 02-08-2020, 05:37 AM
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the only addition I could make to this excellent list that I did not see or could have missed

movie: Cinema Paradiso

TV: Fawlty Towers

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