Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 40

Thread: Movie recommendation

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,337

    Movie recommendation

    For anyone that is looking for good movies to watch, you might want to keep these in mind.

    1) Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - I might have mentioned this before, but it can't be overstated. I just loved this movie!

    2) The Intouchables - French with subtitles. Based on a true story. Rated R, but that's the advantage of subtitles, you can just skip over the bad words, unlike having to hear them spoken in the movie. I enjoyed this movie as well.

    3) Pitch Perfect - some of the language bothered me (as it always does!), but the music was wonderful.

    4) Mrs. Miniver - old movie from the 40's. I mention this, because recently I've discovered that a lot of people have never even heard of this movie. It is terrific!

    I'd love to hear about movies that others have liked as well.

  2. #2
    Super Member MaryKatherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Guelph, On. -
    Posts
    1,684
    Blog Entries
    2
    Hope Springs
    Sessions
    Marigold Hotel
    MK
    marykayhopkins123.blogspot.com

  3. #3
    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mableton, GA
    Posts
    8,472
    Mr. Stitchnripper watched Mrs. Miniver recently on a visit with his elderly parents. they all enjoyed it.

  4. #4
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Bosque County, Texas
    Posts
    3,028
    Here Comes the Boom

    The only way I'll drop 10 pounds is to go shopping in England. - Maxine-

  5. #5
    Super Member Luv Quilts and Cats's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    New Hampshire
    Posts
    3,708
    I liked Mrs. Miniver too. I saw Lincoln recently and thought it was excellent.

    For an older movie, I like Jezzabel with Betty Davis and Henry Fonda.
    Luv Quilts and Cats
    Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty. - Florence Nightingale

  6. #6
    Super Member MaryMo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    6,483
    I've seen new Disney's The Great and Powerful Oz twice now .... once in 3D and once on a small neighborhood screen ... and still fascinated by all the special effects! It will be one to see over and over again.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

  7. #7
    Super Member Edie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    2,619
    Blog Entries
    1
    Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
    The Secret Garden (original)
    Meet Mr. Black
    My Cousin Vinny

    Those are my favorites

    Edie
    Home is where the rags of your life are turned into quilts, lemons become lemonade and a few extra pounds are simply welcomed as "more of you to love."
    I am so confused. I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse."

    BELIEVE

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lebanon Missouri
    Posts
    2,668
    Blog Entries
    1
    The King and I starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr - The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews - Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks and Jungle Book -animated. These are my favorite get rid of the cabin fever blue's movies. I've seen them all so many times I've had to replace them several times on VCR tapes and now on DVD they seem to last longer.

  9. #9
    Super Member nygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,648
    HBO is currently showing "The Best Exotic Merigold Hotel" and it was very enjoyable. Here is a sneek peek.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDY89LYxK0w
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Richmond, VA.
    Posts
    356
    I'm looking forward to Les Mes being released on dvd this week. Hugh Jackman's voice was a pleasant surprise.

  11. #11
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I surprised myself by really liking Avatar. I never took my eyes off the screen. The Lord of the Rings movies are wonderful with stunning visuals and special effects. Watch these movies on the biggest screen you can.
    Got fabric?

  12. #12
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    "The Best Exotic Merigold Hotel" is a must see! Best actors living are in it.
    Got fabric?

  13. #13
    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Clay Springs AZ
    Posts
    3,228
    Life Of Pi.

  14. #14
    Super Member quiltmom04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    2,877
    Of late, I loved Lincoln . I thought it was fascinating to see Lincoln 'come to life'. My perennial favorites, though are White Christmas, Three Amigos, The Sting, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Talledega Nights and Animal House. I really hate ones that make me cry!

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    359
    My total favorite movie is Driving Miss Daisy with Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. I have watched it dozens of times. Jessica Tandy is a wonderful actress as was her husband Hume Croyn. I also loved Out of Africa with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford and African Queen with Kathryn Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. We also really enjoyed Red Tails with Cuba Gooding Jr.

  16. #16
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1,337
    Edie: Do you mean Meet Joe Black (with Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani)? Also Our Vines Have Tender Grapes - is there another name for this? I wasn't able to find it anywhere.
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - I agree, wonderful movie. Maggie Smith has another movie coming out soon. (I think it's called Quartet)
    Les Mis - I'm looking forward to buying this one. Loved it!! Russell Crowe's singing was a little too one dimensional and not powerful enough, and Eddie Redmayne had vibrato going on in some of the numbers, but the music is just so powerful. My teenage DS and I saw it on stage before the movie came out and LOVED IT!

  17. #17
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    15,773
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quartet with Maggie Smith and lots of other older actors.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    northeast Ohio
    Posts
    381
    I loved this movie! My husband watched it too, and he has been to India and said it was realistic. I have been watching "The Bible" I am enjoying it too.
    Laurel
    oneteapot/Laurel

  19. #19
    Super Member SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    7,743
    Blog Entries
    47
    Martin Chuzzlewit adapted from Charles Dickens put on by the BBC, 1994... EXCELLENT! We have watched it many times because the humor is so fun and sometimes with the British accent you have to listen to it closely to catch all of it. It is long but so much fun.

    Linda

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.
    [John Newton (1725-1807)]

    http://sewextremeseams.blogspot.com/

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    1,921
    I like to watch DVD's while I sew. Thank you for many ideas.

  21. #21
    Super Member Wonnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,234
    Blog Entries
    54
    Love "Friendly Persuasion " with Gary Cooper...can't tell you how many times we've watched it...great family movie as well. Another one is"Hobson's Choice" with Charles Laughton...very English but also very easy to understand...most amusing. Anyone seen these?

  22. #22
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,545
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Love Actually
    Notting Hill
    Apollo 13

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    737
    South Pacific (the original)
    Last of The Mohicans..... best movie ever!!!!

  24. #24
    Junior Member daisylil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    plymouth uk
    Posts
    188
    Blog Entries
    1
    the grapes of wrath'
    macbeth of mice and men ,blues brothers,one flew over the cookoos nest,the postman always rings twice,

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    sonoma county CA
    Posts
    130
    I just saw "Kinky Boots" on Starz (I think). My husband and I both loved it. Its a PG story about a shoe manufacturer in Northern England that is about to go under until it finds a new market -- female impersonators. No sex, no foul language that I can recall, certainly no nudity. Unless you are uncomfortable explaining female impersonators to kids - its a good story even for a family.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.