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Ms. Flagg

Posted:
5/27/2013 9:39:34 PM

Movies My Friends and I Should've Seen By Now

Recently, while my friends and I were eating lunch, we started talking about movies. We came up with a list of movies that we think that everyone my age (I'm 14 but most of my friends are 15, my birthday is late) should've seen at this point in their lives.

So far the movies on this list are things that came out before we were born or much to young to enjoy them, mostly blockbusters that were gigantic when they came out.

The list so far is...
1. Ghostbusters
2. Jaws
3. Indiana Jones (at least the first one)
4. Grease
5. Mamma Mia (not necessarily a blockbuster, but we all seem to like musicals)
6. The Fugitive

I eat lunch with four other people, another girl, and three boys. I've seen all of them, the other girl missed Forrest Gump, and then the boys only saw an average of three a piece which three varies. So now we're planning a "Movies You Should've Seen By Now Party" sometime during the summer. I thought it was so weird that they'd missed out on so many being the cinema junkies they are. My parents would basically sit me down when I was younger and say "You've got to watch this. It's a great movie and you need to see it at some point, we're making sure that happens."

Anyway, I was wondering if you guys thought I was missing anything.

Obie

Posted:
5/28/2013 4:20:18 PM

Ms. Flagg wrote:
Recently, while my friends and I were eating lunch, we started talking about movies. We came up with a list of movies that we think that everyone my age (I'm 14 but most of my friends are 15, my birthday is late) should've seen at this point in their lives.

So far the movies on this list are things that came out before we were born or much to young to enjoy them, mostly blockbusters that were gigantic when they came out.

The list so far is...
1. Ghostbusters
2. Jaws
3. Indiana Jones (at least the first one)
4. Grease
5. Mamma Mia (not necessarily a blockbuster, but we all seem to like musicals)
6. The Fugitive

I eat lunch with four other people, another girl, and three boys. I've seen all of them, the other girl missed Forrest Gump, and then the boys only saw an average of three a piece which three varies. So now we're planning a "Movies You Should've Seen By Now Party" sometime during the summer. I thought it was so weird that they'd missed out on so many being the cinema junkies they are. My parents would basically sit me down when I was younger and say "You've got to watch this. It's a great movie and you need to see it at some point, we're making sure that happens."

Anyway, I was wondering if you guys thought I was missing anything.

Only 2 on your list I would suggest. Jaws and Indiana Jones and The Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. The others are crummy.

Hope all of you have seen Forrest Gump, it's a must-see. I also suggest Bullit with Steve McQueen. The boys, or anyone who likes to drive, will love it.

Miss Ginger

Ms. Flagg

Posted:
5/28/2013 7:42:51 PM

Forrest Gump! I thought I had that on the list. It's supposed to be there, we all agreed on it. Guess I just forgot.

I agree though, Forrest Gump is a must see. We'll have to check out Bullit too. Thanks Obie!

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
5/28/2013 8:42:41 PM

There actually was a list compiled not too long ago or so that was the 100 Films You Must See Before You Die (not surprisingly, the 1970 M*A*S*H film was on that list). I can't remember all of the movies that were listed, but I do remember THE WIZARD OF OZ being one of them of which I have seen, plenty of times (I kind of miss how TBS used to make it an annual tradition to play it throughout the month of November).

ninetoMASH

Posted:
5/29/2013 2:15:22 AM

Starwars episode IV, V and VI. Look past the special effects, even though George Lucas was the father of most of the special effects used today, they look a little old but they were in their infancy then.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
5/29/2013 2:33:14 AM

Ms. Flagg wrote:
Recently, while my friends and I were eating lunch, we started talking about movies. We came up with a list of movies that we think that everyone my age (I'm 14 but most of my friends are 15, my birthday is late) should've seen at this point in their lives.

So far the movies on this list are things that came out before we were born or much to young to enjoy them, mostly blockbusters that were gigantic when they came out.

The list so far is...
1. Ghostbusters
2. Jaws
3. Indiana Jones (at least the first one)
4. Grease
5. Mamma Mia (not necessarily a blockbuster, but we all seem to like musicals)
6. The Fugitive

I eat lunch with four other people, another girl, and three boys. I've seen all of them, the other girl missed Forrest Gump, and then the boys only saw an average of three a piece which three varies. So now we're planning a "Movies You Should've Seen By Now Party" sometime during the summer. I thought it was so weird that they'd missed out on so many being the cinema junkies they are. My parents would basically sit me down when I was younger and say "You've got to watch this. It's a great movie and you need to see it at some point, we're making sure that happens."

Anyway, I was wondering if you guys thought I was missing anything.

1. Footloose(the original)
2. The Breakfast Club
3. Pretty in Pink
4. Sixteen Candles
5. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
6. Beverly Hills Cop
7. When Harry Met Sally
8. all the Indiana Jones films
9. Trading Places
10. E.T.

Obie

Posted:
5/29/2013 12:18:35 PM

THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!! Can't believe I forgot that one. An absolutely must-see! Right, Becca

Miss Ginger

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
6/6/2013 12:11:10 AM

Obie wrote:
THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!! Can't believe I forgot that one. An absolutely must-see! Right, Becca

Miss Ginger

Just about any John Hughes movie really, he was one of the most brilliant filmmakers there was.

Anyway, while watching "The Ringbanger" (1x16) tonight, I got to think that I really need to check out AIRPLANE! sometime.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
6/6/2013 1:54:57 AM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
Just about any John Hughes movie really, he was one of the most brilliant filmmakers there was.

Anyway, while watching "The Ringbanger" (1x16) tonight, I got to think that I really need to check out AIRPLANE! sometime.

You should watch "Airplane" its quite funny:)

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
6/6/2013 2:17:21 AM

I wouldn't have really even thought about it had it not been brought to my attention by a puppeteer colleague of mine a few years back.

Miss Ginger might like to know this lil' bit of backstage trivia, but even though it hasn't been publically displayed in a long time (and I just now realized that), Steve D'Monster just HATES to be called "Stevie" - anyway, a fellow puppeteer was under the impression that it was somehow inspired by that classic line, "And don't call me Shirley". It wasn't, but that's an interesting connection.

Jeeter

Posted:
6/7/2013 11:03:38 PM

I may only be about 20 years old, but I have a few movies of my own to contribute to this.

-The Fifth Element (1997)
-Titanic (1997)
-Back to the Future (1985)
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
-Rear Window/Shadow of a Doubt/Vertigo (Everyone should see at least one of these Hitchc**k movies)

I somehow managed to spread these out over 5 decades. Not bad :P

Ms. Flagg

Posted:
6/8/2013 2:32:21 AM

So I talked it over with my friends and between the five of us we plan to watch...

1. Ghostbusters
2. Jaws
3. The Indiana Jones movies
4. Grease
5. Forrest Gump
6. The Fugitive
7. The Breakfast Club
8. Back To The Future
9. Titanic
10. E.T
11. Footloose
12. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
13. Star Wars IV
14. Airplane
15. Pretty In Pink
16. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
17. Psycho
18. The Shining
19. The Wizard of Oz

Because we went around the table at lunch and said what we haven't seen, took your suggestions, and suggestions from other people. We also based it on what we own, what's on Netflix, and what wouldn't be expensive to purchase (i.e. The Shining, it's like 4 bucks anywhere.)

Dani

Posted:
7/9/2013 1:43:32 AM

I like your choices; you guys and gals have great taste in movies. :)

One that hasn't been mentioned is "A Clockwork Orange". It's quite disturbing and the dialogue is a bit hard to understand (even more so in the novel it's based on) but it's so brilliantly filmed and acted and the soundtrack is one of the best ever in my opinion.

ninetoMASH

Posted:
7/24/2013 2:29:44 AM

I agree with Dani you have chosen a lot of good movies. I would add Caddy Shack, its a little risque but one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Right up there with Airplane and Animal House.

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