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Schindler's List. The Killing Fields. M. A Bridge Too Far.

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The first 20 minutes of Private Ryan. Battlefield Earth (that great cinematic masterpiece with John Travolta)/Bedtime for Bonzo (starring a chimpanzee and some hack actor)

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Smoke. The Shawshank Redemption.

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A passport to Pimlico,Carry On Screaming, Holiday On The Buses and Steptoe Rides Again.

Strewth they don't make films like that anymore do they like?

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Schindler's List. The Killing Fields. M. A Bridge Too Far.

What a great list! In fact The Killing Fields is a love story between an ambitious reporter who comes to appreciate what friendship means in a different culture after he allows his trusted translator to remain behind.

"Feel good movies" for me are those which take me back to earlier times in my life. The Ice Storm, tons of movies from Taiwan which were made in the 1980s....

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Friday 13th.

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Bandits, V for Vendetta, Contact

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I remember seeing Lukas Moodyson's Together right after 9/11 about a Swedish commune in the 1970s. The resolution of the story left me feeling so optimistic in a topsy turvy time. His next film, Lilja 4-Ever, about a Russian teenager who is sex trafficked into Western Europe, well that one belongs on Notginger's Schindler's List.

When I'm seeking reassurance from the silver screen, I often watch propaganda movies because the outcome is never in doubt, the good guys always win.

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Sympathy for Mr Vengeance

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I like "Snow falling on Cedar". The story was based on second world war. It was a triangular romance between caucasian US soldier, ethnic Japanese US marine and US citizen ethnic Japanse girl. In that movie, US citizens of ethnic Japanese were sent to the concentration camp. Racism and discrmination were existed at that time. Flash back scenes from court room, young lovers playing ground and small town festival parade are memorable. Ethan Hawke acting was outstanding.

My Second favourite was a old movie name as My Fair Lady". Story based on the poverty stricken liverpool of england in 19th century. Professor gambled with a friend for transforming uneducated and rude girl into presentable high society girl. Songs and music are excellent. Audrey Herburn displayed her amazing talent of acting. She was a gifted actress.

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add these to notginger's list.. "pixote", "calcutta"

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Indie Jones and the (whatever)

Pride and Prejudice

Labyrinth

Young Frankenstein

Babe

K-9

Beethoven

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Yashomun (JP)

On the roads (JP)

Shogun Assasin (JP)

Shogun Samurai(JP)

A Castle of Sand(JP)

A tomb of the wild Chrysanthemum(JP)

Submersion of Japan(JP)

Gone With the Wind(US)

Seven nights in Japan(US)

Sound of the Music(US)

My Fair Lady(US)

Tora Tora Tora(US)

Posideon Adventure(US)

Cave no 7(Taiwan)

Red Cliff (HK)

Fist of fury(HK)

Way of the Dragon(HK)

Enter the Dragon(US)

Hero(China)

Ju Dou(China)

Christmas in August(Korea)

One Fine Day(Korea)

Yadoki Barat(India)

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak(India)

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The Karate Kid One Fine Day Pretty Woman The American President Die Hard

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Unforgiven

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The Big Lebowsky and Labyrinth.

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Kikujirô no natsu, Cha no aji, Akahige, Chûgoku no chôjin.

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Lilja 4-Ever is a great film - in that vein I'd like to add Human Trafic (not really a film, but still great). There's always a warm place in my heart reserved for Man Bites Dog. Old Boy had me shedding a few tears too.

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it's a wonderful life and the wizard of oz

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Certainly not "Revolutionary Road," which I saw this evening. boy howdy was that depressing....

on the lighter side:

animal house

airplane

caddyshack

it's a wonderful life

star wars (a new hope and empire strikes back)

jaws

young frankenstien (abby? Abby who? abby normal...)

napoleon dynamite (gosh!)

most kevin smith movies

many more...

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add these to notginger's list.. "pixote", "calcutta"

And Hearts and Minds !

Certainly not "Revolutionary Road," which I saw this evening. boy howdy was that depressing....

I had difficulty sleeping after I saw it.

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Battle Royale 1 & 2.

I hate kids & so few survive in these films.

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Slap Shot

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Beverly Hills Cop The Nutty Professor Dr. Doolittle Big Mama's House The Haunted Mansion

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Strange Brew, Meet the Parents, Jack, Who`s Harry Crumb...

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Mamma Mia! The Bucket List As Good as it gets Something's gotta give

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Birth of a Nation

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Breaking Away, The Right Stuff, The Great Santini, Big Night, Office Space, Elf, The Twelve Chairs, Run Lola Run, Diva, and Babette's Feast.

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Oops....

Forgot Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

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american pie

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