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    Any movie recommendations?

    My DH, teenage DS and I have a movie night once a week. We finally cancelled our Netflix mail because we couldn't come up with anything we wanted to see. We still get streaming and have begun using RedBox. Does anyone have any "you gotta see this movie" recommendations? We like all different types of movies, but I don't want to see movies like the wall street movie with DiCaprio, which has the dubious honor of holding the world's record for the number of times dropping the F Bomb. A few instances of it, which they feel compelled to put in, just makes me cringe, but I can try to ignore that. I also don't want to sit next to my son seeing nudity or sex (of course, he does make a joke out of it, covers his eyes and yells "My eyes!!!")

    Movies that we have seen recently that we have enjoyed:
    Escape plan - Stallone and Schwarzenegger. Prison movie, brutal (I shut my eyes), but it was actually a "thinking movie". Didn't LOVE it, but better than I expected.
    Frozen - Loved, loved, loved!! The animation was so excellent there were places that it actually looked real.
    About Time - Rachel McAdams (I think I'm the one person in the world that doesn't particularly care for her as an actress). Personally I think this is one of those hidden gems. I didn't hear much about it when it was out. I thought it was a wonderful movie. I recommended it to all my neighbors. They all said, "Oh, you mean the Time Traveler's Wife?" No, it's a completely different movie. I laughed, I cried, it made me think, it made me appreciate the little things.
    The Book Thief - terrific movie. Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to cry.
    Philomena - Judi Densch...nuff said.
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - even though it's been around awhile, I keep it on my list. Just an absolutely lovely film.

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    Some that I think are good and family friendly

    Secondhand Lions it's a few years old but it's really good movie, perfectly family friendly.

    Thor
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    Captain America



    The remake of robocop is pretty good I don't know if it's a rental yet or still in the theaters


    At the theaters I want to see the new Captain America I hear it's really good. We really liked Monuments Men
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    Into the Wild___________ It's about a young man who leaves everything behind to go off into the wilds of Alaska.

    The Help____________ Emma Stone plays a young writer in Mississippi, and writes a book with the help of several maids.

    Anything based on the Tolkien books.....The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings etc.

    The 1932 version of Scarface, it's a B/W film starring Paul Muni______I absolutely love this movie!

    Things we Lost in the Fire___________ With Halley Berry and Benicio Del Toro (excellent movie) I give it 5 stars

    Beastly__________About an egotistical young man who gets brought down a notch or two.

    The Outsiders__________ Patrick Swayze movie set in the 1960's

    Being Flynn_________Robert De Niro movie

    Oh and a couple of classics one can't watch too many times........

    The Princess Bride
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    Excalibur________ A movie set in King Arthur's realm
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    I agree about Secondhand Lions. I also like all the films in the Avengers franchise. Thanks for reminding me about Monuments Men, we want to see that. Liked The Help. I know I am in the extreme minority here, but I just didn't get the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies. Beautifully filmed, great cast, but I just didn't get the draw. I'm going to have to look into Things we Lost in the Fire - is it depressing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelleoc View Post
    I agree about Secondhand Lions. I also like all the films in the Avengers franchise. Thanks for reminding me about Monuments Men, we want to see that. Liked The Help. I know I am in the extreme minority here, but I just didn't get the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies. Beautifully filmed, great cast, but I just didn't get the draw. I'm going to have to look into Things we Lost in the Fire - is it depressing?

    Sort of.......Kind of gritty. I like films like this, I am not the type who can sit and watch "chick flicks", potty humor movies i.e. Larry the cable guy movies, the Jacka** series.....etc, I can only watch a certain amount of Stallone and old Govonator himself.
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    Philomena & Frozen are on my list. Since the grocery store that was within walking distance closed along with the Red Box, have not located another. TOO EXPENSIVE on cable !!
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    Martin Chuzzlewit is a pre 20th century classic by Charles Dickens: we have ordered it 3x on Netflix because we enjoy it so much. We found it humorous and the acting is truly amazing. It is a five hour movie. It was nice watching it at home so we could take breaks and/or watch it the following day instead of just one lonnnnnng sitting!

    God's Not Dead is a movie playing in several of our local theaters. We are probably going next week. Everyone is talking about it and everyone I know who has seen, loved it.

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    This is a recent movie, with Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and a couple other well known actors, that for the life of me, their names have escaped my memory right now, anyway, the movie is either Last Vegas or Los Vegas. I very rarely go to movies but a friend of mine invited me to see it, we never laughed so hard in our entire lives.

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    Thought of another one
    "Now You See Me" it's about magicians we really liked it.
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    I enjoyed the "Expendables 2" - I thought it was a spoof on the other movies, but was told it wasn't. As a rule we don't usually watch those type of action films. My DH and I loved the "Monuments Men", "Red", Red 2" and Frozen. My DD & I rented "Nebraska" - it was funny at times, but sometimes a little too close to reality for my taste. And we rented. American Hustle" - it was okay but I wouldn't care to see it again. Just saw the new Captain America movie and loved it. Also, went to see "God Is Not Dead" and loved it.

    We have HBO and Showtime (I have to have my Inside the NFL and my daughter needs her Game of Thrones.) So we see a lot of movies. But I am rather tender and delicate and do not care for the very gory and loaded with profanity.

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    They are older, but we love to watch The Mummy, the Mummy Returns, and Men in Black with our kids. I also agree about Secondhand Lions-that is such a cute movie.

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    Captain Phillips was quite well done.

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    Shawshank Redemption - Framed for murder, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at Shawshank prison, where he comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

    Winter People - In North Carolina during the Great Depression, widower Wayland Jackson (Kurt Russell) moves to a small mountain town with his daughter. He meets Collie Wright (Kelly McGillis), a young woman with an illegitimate child, and soon finds himself in the middle of a deadly hillbilly feud when the baby's father, the son of a rival clan boss, wants the child for himself. Screenwriter Carol Sobieski adapted the novel by John Ehle.

    Somewhere in Time - In this unabashedly romantic film, a playwright obsessed with a picture of an early 1900s actress wills himself back in time to find the woman, and the two begin a love affair. But what does living in the past mean for their future?

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    A lot of people didn't like The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp but imho, it was well done. It is not the good old story that we older people might know but it has Realism, whimsy, is fanciful, has great special effects and a smart horse. As with all action and super hero movies you do have to suspend your practical side and go with the imagination of the story.

    I really liked it.
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    Monuments Men is good - we a that several weeks ago. An old one I like is Dinner for Schmucks with Steve Carrell.

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    We're looking forward to seeing "My God's Not Dead" and "Heaven Is For Real". Loved the HIFR book and glad it's been made into a movie.
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    We watched Captain Phillips last night - it was very tense. I had to keep leaving the room. They had a trailer for Last Vegas and we're definitely going to rent that, it looks like a hoot!

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    My quilting group recommends the 'Monument Men' as a must see.

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    Want to see "Heaven is for Real" and also "Legends of Oz, Dorothy's Return" it is an animated movie. a sequel of "Wizard of Oz". Lots of big names in the Cast Dorothy - Lea Michele --- the Jester - Martin Short --- the Lion - Jim Belushi ---- The Scarecrow - Dan Aykroyd ---- The Tin Man Kelsey Grammer --- The China Princess - Megan Hilty --- Marshal Mallow - Hugh Dancy --- Wiser the Owl - Oliver Platt --- Tugg - Sir Patrick St ewart
    Just saw "Son of God"

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    Watched GRAVITYlast nite from redbox....I got dizzy from all the spinning...and when it was over all I could think is why do we go there... "ain't "nothing out there.....

    NOAH was great........a good rendition of a Bible story of only about 200 words.....
    Am waiting to see NONSTOP too......

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    We really liked, the Life of Walter Mitty. It's a great story of a down on his luck kind of guy who triumphs and does things he never thought he could do. DS said it was his favorite, after Tron.

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    Basically any movie on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) or any movie made prior to 1970. JMO.
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    What about old movies. Once a month do a classic. One year when I was still teaching Kindergarten , my partner and I traded our little kids for a group of big kids and showed them classic movies, old black and whites. They complained at first, then got lost in the stories. By the end of the eight weeks the kids begged to continue. They even came up with some movies they wanted to see.
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