Sunday, June 13, 2021

Play it again: Jungle Red Writers PLAYLIST

 

HALLIE EPHRON: On Monday we talked about the movies we can watch over and over again. The response was outstanding (sustained applause!!) Such a great list, and I realized it was one we'd all like to have.

So today I present to you the playlist - I hope I caught them all - listed in alphabetical order for you to have handy when you're deciding what to watch next.

As I was sorting ths list, I imagined Leeloo of THE FIFTH ELEMENT (the alien who is a supreme being and needs a crash course in US culture) fast-forwarding through ALL of these and absorbing everything essential about our world.

2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY
ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
ANNA AND THE KING
2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY
ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
ANNA AND THE KING
AWAY FROM HER
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (DISNEY)
BEETLEJUICE
BIG FISH
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
BLAST FROM THE PAST
BLAZE OF GLORY
BLAZING SADDLES
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
BRINGING UP BABY
BROADCAST NEWS
BULL DURHAM
CASABLANCA
CHARIOTS OF FIRE
CHRISTMAS VACATION
CINEMA PARADISO
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
CLUE
CRAZY FROM THE HEART
CRAZY STUPID LOVE
DANCES WITH WOLVES
DIE HARD
DIRTY DANCING
DOWN WITH LOVE
DRACULA (1931)
ENCHANTED APRIL
ET THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
FARGO
FIELD OF DREAMS
FLETCH
FORGET PARIS
FORREST GUMP
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES
GALAXY QUEST
HARRY POTTER
HELLO DOLLY
HOLIDAY
HOME ALONE AT CHRISTMAS
HOOK
HOOSIERS
HOT FUZZ
IF A MAN ANSWERS
INDEPENDENCE DAY
INDIANA JONES
INDISCREET
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
IQ
JAWS
JUMANJI
JURASSIC PARK
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
LETTERS TO JULIET
LOVE ACTUALLY
MAMA MIA
MEN IN BLACK
MIDNIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
MISS CONGENIALITY
MOON OVER PARADOR
MOONSTRUCK
MOUSE HUNT
MUSIC AND LYRICS
MY COUSIN VINNY
MY FAIR LADY
NOTTING HILL
OUT OF AFRICA
PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
PINK PANTHER
PIRATE RADIO
PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES
QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER
REDS
ROBIN HOOD (1939)
ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS
ROMAN HOLIDAY
ROMANCING THE STONE
SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN
SERENITY
SHIRLEY VALENTINE
SINGING IN THE RAIN
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE
SNOW CAKE
SOUTH PACIFIC
SPEED
SPY
STAR WARS (ORIGINAL 3)
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
TEA WITH MUSSOLINI
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
THE COURT JESTER
THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW
THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
THE DESK SET
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
THE FIFTH ELEMENT
THE GODFATHER
THE HOLIDAY
THE JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB
THE KING’S SPEECH
THE LAST STARFIGHTER
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT
THE MALTESE FALCON
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
THE PRINCESS BRIDE
THE REPLACEMENTS
THE SHINING
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY
THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN
THUNDERHEART
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
TOMBSTONE
TREMORS
TRUE GRIT
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
TWO FOR THE ROAD
UNDERCOVER BLUES
WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE
WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING
WILLOW
WORKING GIRL
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

36 comments:

  1. Thank you! Now the only “problem” will be deciding which one of these amazing films we want to watch first . . . .

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  2. Thanks, Hallie. We often reference The Fifth Element's Leeloo when we serve chik-on! Great list.

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  3. Are these to be watched in order? Just kidding.

    In this time of the plague, watching a good movie with friends seems so far away. I wonder if people have started virtual movie clubs -- a mutual watching in their own homes while texting comments. I've done this with ballgames, and it's fun. However I admit, and I think Hallie said the same thing, I can't watch anything for two straight hours these days. My attention drifts, piling up in a far corner.

    I just noticed Pirate Radio on the list. What a great movie, and one I've seen only once. I must make a screen shot and print this out for those times when we can't decide what to do.

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  4. Thanks. Great idea! (I'm pretty sure I listed Bridges of Madison County, but maybe that was on another day.)

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    1. Sorry Edith - there's probably a few that I missed...

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  5. Thank you Hallie
    Have a very good Sunday everyone !

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  6. That was a labor of love, Hallie! Thanks.

    I watched Galaxy Quest for the first time last night. What a goofy, fun romp.

    And I also watched another movie that should go on the list: Kinky Boots.

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  7. Thank you! Pirate Radio speaks to me.

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  8. So many great titles! Brilliant, Hallie! If I ever finish writing this dumb book, I will have something to do!

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  9. Thank you, Hallie! So many wonderful titles and I have seen several of these again and again. I never tire of watching these movies.

    Diana

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  10. Such a list! And so many new titles for me to enjoy. Thank you, Hallie, and everyone.
    Have a lovely Sunday...

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  11. Lists like remind me that I have only explored a small offering of great movies and maybe I should try something new to me once in awhile.

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  12. Thank you for the list, Hallie. I've copied it and marked through all the ones I've seen already, which only served to spark a whole new mental list of films I've loved and think everybody should see. And, I'm happy to say, I have a "family" movie date to see In The Heights at a real theater next weekend. Woo-hoo!

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    1. Woo-hoo is right! Hoping to return to our theater subscriptions this fall!

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    2. I'm breaking down and subscribing to HBO Max just in order to see IN THE HEIGHTS.

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  13. Thank you but where was Charade?

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  14. The Marvel Superheri movies, Hallie. Especially Thor and Captain America.

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  15. Definitely purloined this list and it resides in my fun folder now. I do have another to add, watched it last night - again - TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE - Its a Clint Eastwood movie from 2012. So good.

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  16. Thanks, Hallie! So many of my favorites on this list--and they spark new additions, connections to other great movies I've loved. For example, Lawrence of Arabia made me think of the first big movie I saw at a theater--Dr. Zhivago. And Katherine Hepburn movies? How could I have forgotten The African Queen? And Charade, too--Cary Grant AND Audrey Hepburn?? Loved it! And finally, how could Leeloo miss watching Support Your Local Sheriff? James Garner and the wonderful Joan Hackett--I still laugh every time I watch.

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  17. This is such good work, Hallie! I love it! And I wonder what would be learned… Love, persistence, laughter. Heartbreak and redemption. Betrayal and justice. How many had happy endings?

    And remember, the question was what movies could we watch over and over. Not list all the good movies we’ve ever seen.

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    1. Hank, my movie shelf contains only movies I'll watch over and over--anything else, I donate to my local Friends of the Library group for resale to support the library. The shelf grows slowly as I come across old favorites and make new ones--like Helen Mirren in The Tempest. Wow! Or Red Dog, Skellig the Owl Man. Offbeat, quirky--movies, like you say, that I could watch over and over.

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  18. That list will keep growing as everyone remembers the one they forgot to add!

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    1. Oops. I see Austenland fell off the list.

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  19. This is amazing, Hallie! We should keep it somewhere so we can periodically update it as new and old Reds add more suggestions!

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  20. What a great idea, Hallie! I'm going to print this and keep it somewhere handy for those nights when we can't think of anything watch!

    I know we're talking about movies, but if I can slide over to series shows, we finally got around to watching Ted Lasso and it is so terrific. Hope to finish the last two episodes tonight.

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  21. Not counting the titles on the list that have multiple movies, I have seen 52 of the movies. Of those 52, there's only one that I wish I'd never seen because I thought it was a flaming pile of dog crap.

    There's others that I've seen bits and pieces of but never sat down to watch in full. And there's others that I simply have no desire to watch.

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  22. You forgot LAURA and The Ghost and Mrs Muir.

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  23. Hallie, thanks so much for compiling this list! Like others, I'll be printing it out. I have to mention here, since we're talking about movies and such, that I watched Why Women Kill on Paramount Plus last night, and I loved it. Lucy Liu and Ginnifer Goodwin were fantastic!

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