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Suggestions Needed For good English Movies

Discussion in 'Movies' started by MeenLoch, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. MeenLoch

    MeenLoch Silver IL'ite

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    Dear ILs,
    I need suggestions for good english movies. I have watched quite a few. The thread is for indian movies, but not sure where to post this.
    My taste is varied. I prefer action with comedy like Rush hour series. I liked dramas like Devil Wears Prada, white palace etc. I enjoyed 'the beautiful mind' ( One of it s types) . Waiting to watch 'the pi'. Any other interesting real life stories ?
    Also I like thrillers and comedies ( like meet the fockers) which are close to indian versions, or liked world over. Romantic movies, again close to indian type is preferable. I did not like ;the american beauty'.
    So all this information is about my choices. Could you all suggest something in similar lines ? Think of movies which have been in your hearts for a long time and had left an impact ? Or the ones you were tempted to watch again and again. Or the ones u always suggested to your friends.....


    Love,
    Vidya
     
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  2. Abha

    Abha Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi

    well the movies which have left an impact on my mind, and I can watch them a hundred times are:

    Pretty Woman
    Serendipity
    Pursuit of happiness
    Notting hill
    Dirty Dancing
    Fifty First Dates
    Bridget Jones - edge of the reason
    Walk on the clouds

    actually there are many more whic i'm probabaly not able to think rite now...

    Also i'm a great fan of English comedy serials which i have been watching from last so many years... like Friends, which has got so many emotional moments that just make you cry, raymond, king of queens......etc.

    and then comes the great American Detective serials or mystery series.... not all are good... but my earlier favorite was X-Files and i also like Law and Order...

    ~Abha
     
  3. MeenLoch

    MeenLoch Silver IL'ite

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    Abha that was a quick reply and the list is long enuf for a months timepass.
    Some of the movies u mentioned by my other friends too. Have added them in my netflix queue.
    And the movie I have watched among the ones u mentioned was pursuit of happyness. 4 times or so... The messages sort of get reinforced.. Too good ..thank you !!
    I have been watching friends on TV for a while...Good one again..
     
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    Aarushi Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi Vidya,

    I don't know if you would be interested in some old movies...here are some of the old and new ones that I like and can recommend-

    1) Ben-Hur (historical drama...utterly spell binding)
    2) Sound of Music (drama, romance etc)
    3) Roman Holiday (romantic)
    4) Come September (romantic)
    5) Four weddings and a funeral
    6) While you were sleeping (romantic)
    7) Ghost
    8 ) The Illusionist
    9) Mickey Blue Eyes (Hugh Grant..hilarious)
    10) Entrapment (Romantic Thriller...and I love Sean Connery:))
    11) The Italian Job (nice thriller)
    12) When Harry met Sally (romantic and very funny)
    13) North by North West (oldie but very thrilling and a bit of romance thrown in as well)
    14) Negotiator (nice thriller)
    15) You've got mail (Meg Ryan movie..romantic)

    have fun... :)
     
  5. Shobanag

    Shobanag Bronze IL'ite

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    Hello:

    How about James Bond movies - I am a huge fan of Bond and the most recent one is one of the best "Casino Royale"- the special effects are great and Daniel Craig - need I say more?? Some other movies that I like which are worth watching (Abha has already mentioned a many that are perennial favs):

    Shawshank Redemption - I will watch this everytime it is shown on TV - usually on TNT or TBS.
    October Sky - this one has a wonderful message for todays youth - if you liked Pursuit of Happyness, you will like this.

    English Patient ( a bit serious but very good)
    Steel Magnolias - chick flick
    Four Weddings & a Funeral
     
  6. Padmaramanathan

    Padmaramanathan New IL'ite

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    Hi, am a new IL lite.

    I had not watched many English Movies,i just started to watch'em after coming to US, coz i have no other choice.

    Here are the few that i enjoyed.

    1.Stranger than fiction.

    Its a very different movie. There is a real life character, that is very much the same as a character in a book, that an author is writing. Its thrilling and the screenplay is awesome.

    2.Naked Gun
    Naked Gun 2 1/2
    Naked Gun 33 1/3

    These are the three series of Naked Gun. These are class Comedies. They aint much real time funs, but every other dialogue, and stupid happenings will make u laugh.

    3. Dirty Pretty things.

    Nice movie.Try it.

    4.Forest Gump.

    If u like Shashawnk redemption, then u must like this too.

    5. zoolander.

    Stupid comedy.u may like it
     
  7. madhu11

    madhu11 Bronze IL'ite

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    hi vidya,

    If you like classics...then from the list others gave u the movie Gone With The Wind is not there. You should watch that it's very good. I watched it so many
    times.
    Also if you have Turner classic movies channel, they have very good classic
    movies that they show.
    If you like little cute girls....Shirley Temple movies are really good. Here are some.
    Baby Take a Bow (1934)
    Now and Forever (1934)
    Bright Eyes (1934)
    The Little Colonel (1935)
    Our Little Girl (1935)
    Curly Top (1935)
    The Littlest Rebel (1935)
    Captain January (1936)
    Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
    Dimples (1936)
     
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  8. alamu

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    Hi,

    The one movie which stands in my heart is Melgibson's Apocalypto. While watching the movie I felt myself as a part of the movie.I don't want to see it again. Even the thought of the movie makes me shiver. But I would suggest this movie as a Must see.

    Regards,
    Alamu
     
  9. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi what to list and not to list....

    Queen latifa's movies are reall fun... taxi, last holiday is a nice one,bringing down the house....
    Richard gere movies ...unfaithful,runaway bride (more julia roberts),breathless,sommersby,autumn in newyork,shall we dance..

    Maid in manhattan...
    Ice bound - susan saradon movie..great one...
    big momma's house,
    my best friends wedding,
    first weeks notice??
     
  10. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    michael douglas movies -

    Dont say a word,
    fatal attraction,
    basic instict...
    The american president,
    romancing the stone.

    harrisonford movies,

    The fugitive,
    REgarding henry,
    Air force one
    Random hearts,
    Six days seven nights,
     

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