South Beach Diet - The Movie Thread

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12-20-2007, 03:16 PM
Okay ladies, in true "Kim" fashion, I need some recommendations for good movies and can't seem to do that without your input! DH and I have been making more time to watch movies, (together and apart), so our Netflix list is down to about 10 movies.

Tell me about your favorites, but please don't spoil the movie.

Also, the discussion could become fun if everyone is fully aware that spoilers may be inevitable. So, tell me what you think I should watch next! Please!

12-20-2007, 03:39 PM
Ohh Kim cool topic.

My all time fav movie is The Notebook

12-20-2007, 03:48 PM
I loved "The Banger Sisters" and "The Devil Wears Prada". I've also enjoyed "The Queen" and "Elizabeth - the Golden Age". "Hairspray" was good and the last Pirates one was fun too. Of course, I just adore Johnny Depp! I think it's the eye make-up that gets to me.

12-20-2007, 03:56 PM
I agree with you Ruth on Hairspray the new and the old are both must sees

12-20-2007, 05:05 PM
I like drama & action, not much for "Girlie" or comedy but there's been a few movies I never would have watched that other people told me about and I liked.
The Notebook (2nd'ing this one)
Shall We Dance
City of Angels
Pride & Prejudice
Under the Tuscan Sun
What Women Want

What genre do you want recommendations from?

12-20-2007, 05:17 PM
Hairspray I haven't seen the new one
any of the Pirates of the carribean Movie (it inspired Johnny Depp Love it me!) and he has my birthday!
Legally blonde!
My cousin vinny
I loved the banger sisters!
for intrigue the usual suspects
to kick it old school Club Paradise
for Action Xmen 2 Xmen united (Hugh Jackman as Wolverine!)
THe lord of the rings trilogy
Harry Potter :love:
I could go on!

12-20-2007, 05:27 PM
Thanks for the suggestions~I'm going to head to Netflix to add some of these to my list. Keep 'em coming, though. ! ;)

LoveMySgt: We're open to pretty much anything. DH loves sports movies, action, comedy, suspense, sci-fi, etc. and I like fantasy, sci-fi, classics, musicals, foreign films, CGI, etc., etc.

I'm just not a girlie-movie girl. I've tried, but just can't do it. The one that I did love was The Family Stone. I've gotten The Notebook four times and just cannot get through it ~ sorry, GonnaBe! :shrug:

12-20-2007, 05:28 PM
I'm not really into chick-flicks either. The Banger Sisters was an exception.

12-20-2007, 05:41 PM
You didn't specify new movies, so here's some we've discovered from Netflix:

Real Women Have Curves
An Unfinished Life
Akeelah and the Bee
Second Hand Lions
The World's Fastest Indian
Quiz Show
Amazing Grace
Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont
Inherit the Wind
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Lion in Winter
the Illusionist
Happy Feet!

I had to throw a couple of old ones in too :) Sometimes I forget those when I make my lists. Some of their recommendations have been really good but you do have to check them out first.

12-20-2007, 05:46 PM
movies I watched the past few months
Last of the Mohicans
Ocean's 11, 12, 13
Die Hard (ALL of them)
The Rock
Medicine Man (mmm, Sean Connery)
Tears of the Sun
Blood Diamond
13th Warrior
Bourne Trilogy
Transformers - was better than I expected and if you watch the cartoons, HAVE to see it

12-20-2007, 05:56 PM
Cyndi: Chocolat and Second Hand Lions are two of my favorites. I own both and we watch them fairly often.

LoveMySgt: DH wants to see 300, so we may need to add that to the list.

12-20-2007, 09:18 PM
Here's a few of my favorites:
Something to Talk About
National Treasure
Men in Black
Hunt for Red October
Gone With the Wind
The Queen (I 2nd this one)
The Devil Wears Prada (2nding this one too)
Sleeping With the Enemy
Field of Dreams
The Untouchables
Apollo 13
Catch Me If You Can (They filmed part of this at my airport so I might be biased)
Road to Perdition
Dead Poets Society
Independence Day
Analyze This
The Replacements

12-20-2007, 09:52 PM
Kim, I don't have a chance to watch a lot of movies, and when I do it's usually kid's movies. So I've been racking my brain, and finally came up with a few I've really enjoyed.

Harry Potters of course
Cider House Rules
Blade Runner
The Tempest (from the early 80's, with Molly Ringwald and john Cassavetes, and lots of other notables)
Arsenic and Old Lace (Cary Grant)
Philadelphia Story (ditto)
Second Hand Lions (***)
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Love Actually
Jean de Florette
Manon de la Source
The Godfather
My Life as a Dog
Groundhog Day
Le Retour de Martin Guerre
All About Eve
Romeo and Juliet - Zeffirelli's
Babette's Feast

Wow, once they started coming, they just kept coming!

12-21-2007, 02:26 AM
We watched The Family Stone when I was in labor with Avery. I wasn't impressed, but I was also in labor, so I missed most of it...

My favorite movies of all time are:
The American President
The Sandlot
A Bronx Tale

I second The Usual Suspects, if harsh language doesn't get to you. I normally don't care for a lot of cursing, but that movie is soooo good that I could look past it.

The latest kids' movies that we saw that were great:
Ratatouille (I'm not sure I spelled that properly.)
Transformers (I didn't really like it, but Tom and Connor watch it at least once a week!)

Hope that helps!


Shy Moment
12-21-2007, 03:44 AM
Here are just a few out of my movie collection. Look them up on imb you might be interested in a few of them.

13 Ghosts ( Original ) ( Martin Milner )
28 Days Later ( Brendan Gleeson )
A Big Hand For The Little Lady ( Henry Fonda )
A Goofy Movie
A New Leaf ( Walter Mathau )
Agatha Christie's Anything with ( Joan Hickson ) or ( David Suchet )
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window ( Jimmy Stewart )
Arsenic And Old Lace ( Cary Grant )
Back To The Future ( Michael J. Fox ) 1,2,3
Batteries Not Included ( Hume Cronyn )
Bedknobs And Broomsticks ( Angela Lansbury )
Beetlejuice ( Michael Keaton )
Bell, Book And Candle ( James Stewart )
Black Hawk Down ( Ewan McGregor )
Buffy The Vampire Slayer ( Kristy Swanson )
Camp Nowhere ( Christopher Lloyd )
Casper ( Bill Pullman )
Cellular ( Kim Basinger )
Cheaper By The Dozen ( Original ) ( Clifton Webb )
Chicken Little
Chicken Run
Clockstoppers ( Jesse Bradford )
Clue ( Tim Curry )
Cocoon ( Jessica Tandy ) 1,2
Colors ( Robert Duvall )
Conspiracy Theory ( Mel Gibson )
Cube 1,2,3
Enemy Of The State ( Gene Hackman )
Entrapment ( Sean Conerry )
Escape From New York ( Kurt Russell )
Escape From L.A. ( Kurt Russell )
Fallen ( Denzel Washington )
Father Goose ( Cary Grant )
Final Destination ( Ali Larter ) 1,2,3
Frailty ( Bill Paxton )
Frequency ( Dennise Quaid )
From **** ( Johnny Depp )
Gorky Park ( William Hurt )
Grumpier Old Men ( Walter Mathau )
Grumpy Old Men ( Walter Mathau )
Hammer's ( 1950's ) Any Dracula movie with ( Christopher Lee )
Hannibal ( Anthony Hopkins )
Harry And The Hendersons ( John Lithgow )
Harvey ( Jimmy Stewart )
**** Boy
Identity ( John Cusack )
In Enemy Hands ( Til Schweiger )
Independence Day ( Will Smith )
Jeepers Creepers 1,2
Jumanji ( Robin Williams )
K19 The Widow Maker ( Harrison Ford )
Ladyhawke ( Rutger Hauer )
Left Behind ( 1 ) The Movie ( Kirk Cameron ) 1,2,3
Ma And Pa Kettle ( All of them starting with The Egg And I )
Major Pain ( Damon Wayans )
Mary Reilly ( Julia Roberts )
Men In Black ( Tommy Lee Jones ) 1,2
Monsters Inc
Mr Belvedere Sitting Pretty ( Clifton Webb )
Mr Belvedere Ring's The Bell ( Clifton Webb )
Mr Belvedere Goes To College ( Clifton Webb )
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House ( Cary Grant )
Mr Hobbs Takes A Vacation ( Jimmy Stewart )
National Treasure
Neremburg ( Alec Baldwin )
Night Of The Comet ( Catherine Mary Stewart )
No Deposit, No Return ( Don Knotts )
Outbreak ( Dustan Hoffman )
Panic Room ( Jody Foster )
Phone Booth ( Colin Farrell )
Platoon ( Tom Berenger )
Pollyanna ( Hayley Mills )
Sleepy Hollow ( Johnny Depp )
Soldier ( Kurt Russell )
Spy Kids ( Antonio Banderas )
Stargate ( James Spader )
Stigmata ( Patricia Arquette )
Suspect Zero ( Aaron Eckhart )
The Andromeda Strain ( Authur Hill )
The Bachelor And The Bobby Soxer ( Cary Grant )
The Bone Collector ( Denzel Washington )
The Burbs ( Tom Hanks )
The Cheyenne Social Club ( Jimmy Stewart )
The China Syndrome ( Jack Lemon )
The Devil's Own ( Brad Pitt )
The Emporers New Groove
The Frighteners ( Michael J Fox )
The Ghost And Mr. Chicken ( Don Knotts )
The Ghost And Mrs. Muir ( Rex Harrison )
The Great Outdoors ( John Candy )
The Haunting ( Original ) ( Julie Harris )
The Hunt For Red October ( Sean Connery )
The Hunted ( Tommy Lee Jones )
The Incredible Mr Limpet ( Don Knotts )
The Last BoyScout ( Bruce Willis )
The Last Man On Earth ( Vincent Price )
The Legend Of **** House ( Original ) ( Roddy McDowall )
The Missing ( Tommy Lee Jones )
The Monster Club ( Vincent Price )
The Night Flyer ( Miguel Ferrer )
The Odd Couple ( Walter Mathau ) 1,2
The Omega Code ( Michael York ) 1,2
The Pagemaster ( Macaulay Culkin )
The Prophecy ( Christopher Walken ) 1,2,3,4
The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker ( Clifton Webb )
The Rock ( Sean Connery )
The Stepfather ( Terry O'Quinn )
The Substitute ( Tom Berenger )
The Time Machine ( Original ) ( Rod Taylor )
The Wild Thornberrys
This Gun For Hire ( Alan Ladd )
Tombstone ( Kurt Russell )
Topper ( Roland Young ) 1,2,3
U-571 ( Matthew Mc Conauthey )
U S Marshalls ( Tommy Lee Jones )
Unbreakable ( Bruce Willis )
Wagons East ( John Candy )
Warlock ( Julian Sands ) 1,2,3
Where Have All The People Gone ( Peter Graves )
While You Were Sleeping ( Sandra Bullock )
White Noise ( Michael Keaton )
Who Framed Roger Rabbit ( Christopher Lloyd )
Who's Harry Crumb ( John Candy )
Wind Talkers ( Nicolas Cage )
Wolf ( Jack Nicholson )
Yours Mine And Ours ( Lucille Ball Henry Fonda )

12-21-2007, 06:59 AM
Wow, what an eclectic assortment Shy! You reminded me of several older movies I like which led me to several others (gotta love Netflix). Thanks for the list!

12-21-2007, 07:15 AM
Rennie, do you keep your movies in alphabetical order???


12-21-2007, 09:41 AM
Love Song for Bobby Long ( is my "latest" favorite even though it came out in '04.

12-21-2007, 10:13 AM
wow, Shy, that is quite a list! I had to chuckle to see The Goofy Movie on there. I remember seeing it with DD1 many years ago.
I forgot about Ladyhawke! I definitely second that one - excellent movie. And I used to have a real thing for Rutger Hauer.

12-21-2007, 10:29 AM
My DH and I don't agree on many movies, but here are some we've recently gotten from Netflix;

Mostly Martha (German film)
John Tucker Must Die
Meet the Robinsons
Freedom Writers
Ice Age 2
Christmas with the Kranks
Stranger than Fiction
The Office Seasons 1-3 (you can watch these on the computer with your minutes through Netflix)
Akeelah and the Bee
Little Miss Sunshine
The Simpsons Movie
Shrek the Third
Evan Almighty
Lady in the Water
Pan's Labyrinth
Strangers on a Train

Some of our favorites (that we will both watch) are:
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Remember the Titans
All Pixar movies
10 Things I Hate About You
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
All HP movies

12-21-2007, 10:43 AM
Great Topic!

For sports movies:
For the Love of the Game (Love Kevin Costner)
Friday Night Lights
Eight Seconds
With the sports movies I get sick of seeing them everytime they come on so I buy them on DVD and DH usually doesn't watch them again!

Message In A Bottle is a good one but someone should have warned me about this one before I watched it!

For "just fun movies"
10 Things I Hate About You
Blast From the Past (Love Brendan Fraser)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Notting Hill (Julia Roberts & Hugh Grant)

12-21-2007, 02:59 PM
Here's some for the holidays:
The Muppet Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, and
The old British Christmas Carol with Alistair Sim.

Shy Moment
12-21-2007, 07:47 PM
If Rutger Hauer, or Kurt Russel are in it. Has to be seen lol. I LOVED the goofy movie. I really really love The emperors new groove lol.

12-29-2007, 11:32 PM
Anybody seen Sweeney Todd yet?
Kim, I share the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp love. Also my youngest DD. Every Halloween we have a movie night and watch Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride. Year before last, she was the corpse bride. She says next year she wants to be Sally.

Oh, I just thought of another one we use to love. The Tale of Natty Gann - anybody remember that? It had a very young John Cusack.

12-29-2007, 11:53 PM
Well, here's an update from our movie-watching adventures. We're returning Santa Clause: 3, Superbad, Constantine and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Here's my thoughts without spoilers:

Santa Clause was great, as usual. I was in the Christmas spirit, so the three "Santa Clauses" were my last three movies.

Superbad was definitely my DH's pick. I watched about the first ten minutes of it and had to leave - way to obscene with the language and inuendos for me. I heard him laugh a lot, so maybe it's just that I'm a prude. Hahaha! :lol:

Constantine was my pick and DH really didn't like it. I'm still on the fence about it. I admit that quite a bit of the movie was blasphemous, but I ignored it for Keanu Reeves. ;)

Fantastic Four was DH's pick and I didn't even bother trying to watch it. I've only seen the first one and wasn't that impressed, so this didn't feel like my cup of tea. He said it was just "okay".

Next for me is Like Water for Chocolate, the Spanish version with English subtitles and a Leslie Sansone WATP dvd that I don't have. I just joined her walk club for a year and want to test drive some of the dvds before I buy more. (Although the walk club discount makes it a little more worth it to just buy without discretion.)

I'll be looking through all of your suggestions as we send other movies back. I'll probably get one movie and one workout dvd each time, so I'll let you know what I think of both!

Thanks again! ~Kim :hug: