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Topic: Your Top 10 'Popcorn Movies' Of All Time

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    Wow difficult. Definitely agree with most already mentioned. Loved the likes of 633 squadron, Battle of Britain and the Great Escape (one being real and one made up), even Zulu for its cinematic pomposity.
    Breakfast Club, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, Harry Potter (bit like school for me, I weirdly get the last episode on a school level), Father of the Bride (especially Franc), Independence Day original, Hunger Games (bizzarly watched every release in Singapore). Romero’s Day of the living dead, Original Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Veness View Post
    Can you see it now Deb/TF??
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    I should preface this by saying that I'm not a great movie fan, so I've only come up with 7 that fit this theme.

    1. Harry Potter - love the whole series and particularly the last one. The way the kid actors grow up as the films progress is fascinating. And acting masterclasses from Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith.
    2. Casablanca - I've always loved this film for some reason (and loved the scene from it in Dream Flight in MK).
    3. Goldeneye - Brosnan's first film and my son's favourite so we wore the video out!!
    4. Homealone 1 & 2 - it just doesn't matter how many times you watch them you still laugh out loud at them and cringe when Marv stands on the nail!!
    5. Back to the Future - just out and out fun.
    6. Pirates of the Caribbean - the ride comes to life, what could be better.
    7. 101 Dalmatians - the live film with Meryl Streep, and the double act that is Hugh Laurie and Mark (Mr Weasley) Williams is hilarious.
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    1) Are You Being Served
    2) Allo Allo
    3) Vicar of Dibley
    4)Blackaddar
    5) Oh, wait.....

    Okay....but not necessarily in this order:

    1) Gone with the Wind
    2) Sophie's Choice (probably not a popcorn movie, but I can't look away)
    3) Harry Potter movies (but not that one where Ron Weasley barfs up frogs, or whatever it was. I hope never to see that again, ever. )
    4) Mummy movies
    5) Raiders of the Lost Arc (but only the first one. The rest were just silly)
    6) Muppet Christmas Carol
    7) Lord of the Rings (all of them)
    8) Le Mis 25th Anniversary stage performance
    9) Fiddler on the Roof
    10) Star Wars (but mainly the first one, maybe the first ((original)) three)











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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerSooner View Post
    I can see it, and sadly I can also see Simon’s comments - no likey Xanadu?? Unacceptable! ��
    But you admitted yourself "I’m on my own I think" about it. I was merely confirming it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoomerSooner View Post
    “I'm not in the F&F camp, TBH. I can appreciate the action sequences, but then I fall asleep! To me, it's just great car stunts with bits of forgettable plot”

    But they’re like a cold beer, easy to pick and enjoy. And how they did a tribute to Paul Walker in 7 is, I think, surprisingly emotional stuff!
    Fully agree re 7. And the tribute to Paul at the F&F attraction at Universal as well. It is extremely sad to see the movies now knowing he's not here any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggers Friend View Post
    I should preface this by saying that I'm not a great movie fan, so I've only come up with 7 that fit this theme.

    1. Harry Potter - love the whole series and particularly the last one. The way the kid actors grow up as the films progress is fascinating. And acting masterclasses from Alan Rickman and Maggie Smith.
    Yes, it seems the Potter films are pretty much the epitome of a POpcorn movie for all concerned

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    2. Casablanca - I've always loved this film for some reason (and loved the scene from it in Dream Flight in MK).
    Now this is a film I always HAVE to see from start to finish. It's an all-time classic in my book (one of my top 3 of all time). No Popcorn here, just serious movie-watching!

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    3. Goldeneye - Brosnan's first film and my son's favourite so we wore the video out!!
    Actually, it occurs to me that nearly all Bond movies qualify here. I'm usually happy to sit and watch one whenever it comes on TV, at just about any stage!

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    4. Homealone 1 & 2 - it just doesn't matter how many times you watch them you still laugh out loud at them and cringe when Marv stands on the nail!!
    5. Back to the Future - just out and out fun.
    6. Pirates of the Caribbean - the ride comes to life, what could be better.
    7. 101 Dalmatians - the live film with Meryl Streep, and the double act that is Hugh Laurie and Mark (Mr Weasley) Williams is hilarious.
    Yup, yup and yup again. Interesting choice with Dalmatians. To me, the original animated movie is one I grew up with, hence nothing can beat it, but it's hard to argue that Laurie and Williams weren't an inspired double-act in the live-action remake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    1) Are You Being Served
    2) Allo Allo
    3) Vicar of Dibley
    4)Blackaddar
    5) Oh, wait.....
    Haven't you worn those DVDs out by now....?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post

    Okay....but not necessarily in this order:

    1) Gone with the Wind
    2) Sophie's Choice (probably not a popcorn movie, but I can't look away)
    Popcorn movies?? That's some pretty heavy Popcorn you're selling there, Pilgrim...!

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    3) Harry Potter movies (but not that one where Ron Weasley barfs up frogs, or whatever it was. I hope never to see that again, ever. )
    4) Mummy movies
    5) Raiders of the Lost Arc (but only the first one. The rest were just silly)
    Yes, these seem to be in the wheelhouse for most folks. Good choices all round

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    6) Muppet Christmas Carol
    Back to the Christmas Popcorn Movies subset!

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    7) Lord of the Rings (all of them)
    8) Le Mis 25th Anniversary stage performance
    9) Fiddler on the Roof
    Wow, I can see we're going all-in for a tissue-fest!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Veness View Post
    10) Star Wars (but mainly the first one, maybe the first ((original)) three)
    Hard to imagine anyone not agreeing with this. The B-movie plot but A-plus visual approach just wins out every time (like Raiders, the Mummy and Pirates)
    Last edited by Simon Veness; 21-07-2019 at 05:56 PM.

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    OK to play along i'll give you my top 10. These would be my Desert Island disc films that i would take with me. I love all the Star Wars films, Raiders of the Lost Ark films and the Harry Potter films (we actually did the Warner Brothers studio tour last week and it was amazing) but my top 10 cringe films are as follows:

    1) Notting Hill
    2) Pretty Woman
    3) Erin Brockovich
    4) The Sound of Music
    5) Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs
    6) Mary Poppins
    7) Lord of the Rings
    8) Moana
    9) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    10) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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    Nothing to see here. Posted to the wrong thread!

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