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Old 07-11-08, 12:10 AM
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Movies that pretty much everyone likes

What are some movies that you think damn nearly everyone likes or enjoys?

My Picks

- Back To The Future
- Raiders Of The Lost Ark
- Psycho
- Die Hard

Anyone agree or disagree with these choices?
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By "everyone", I guess you mean males.
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I'd guess Star Wars, Toy Story, and Wizard of Oz.

Raiders and Back to the Future are pretty good bets, the other two I'm not sure about.
Old 07-11-08, 01:04 AM
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Oz I could agree with, as well as Toy Story. Star Wars I think is a love or hate type of movie.
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Raiders wasn't all that shit hot.

Schindler's List would fit the bill. Only because you're a Nazi if you don't like it. Pulp Fiction, maybe? Shawshank?

The Dark Knight?
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The Princess Bride

I mean come on it's a perfect flim!
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There's gonna be people who hate "universally loved" movies for any number of reasons. I bet if you go to Rottentomatoes and list the highest rated movies, there would be plenty of people who didn't like even the most popular movies just out of spite.
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Back to the Future. Meh.
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Originally Posted by hardercore
Raiders wasn't all that shit hot.

Schindler's List would fit the bill. Only because you're a Nazi if you don't like it. Pulp Fiction, maybe? Shawshank?

The Dark Knight?

Are you kidding with Schlindler's List? Its an excellent movie, and I own it, but its one I don't like to watch. Same for Saving Private Ryan.
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Pulp Fiction easily fits the bill in my general consensus of friends. I think a lot of the Pixar films for the most part are all well liked, I know Cars didn't get a lot praise from the people I know say from the little kids and their parent that they can shut their kid up with it. But for the most part Pulp Fiction is consistently mentioned to me as a universally liked film.
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Originally Posted by Wolf359
Are you kidding with Schlindler's List? Its an excellent movie, and I own it, but its one I don't like to watch.
Oh, yeah. That comment was made tongue firmly in cheek. Sorry if it didn't quite come across.
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Maybe:

Monsters Inc.
Singin' in the Rain
Casablanca
Rear Window
North by Northwest
Babe
Silence of the Lambs
My Neighbor Totoro
Old 07-11-08, 07:25 AM
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Wasn't there a similar thread a couple years ago, trying to determine if there was one movie that all DVDTalkers liked? IIRC, there wasn't.
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Well, universally loved doesn't necessarily mean there aren't people who don't like it, just that more often than not, most people do... For example, the LOTR movies seem to have a majority of people who enjoy it. I don't particularly, but I realize Im in the minority.
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Schindler's List blows.

I agree with The Shawshank Redemption. It's pretty much loved by everyone...except Arpeggi.
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If there's one thing I've learned on DVDTalk after all these years is there is no such thing as a movie that pretty much everybody likes. And that's a good thing.
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
The Princess Bride

I mean come on it's a perfect flim!
yep...

couldn't be a better example than that... i don't think i've ever heard anyone, or even seen anyone on the net who didn't like that film...
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Movies that pretty much everyone likes
There's no such thing, especially on this board. I mean, come on, there are people here that hate the Shawshank Redemption. That's crazy talk.

But to play along, out of what everyone has listed so far, I'd agree with Toy Story.
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Finding Nemo
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Stardust
Midnight Run (How can one not like or love this film?)

(Oh, and I'd be the one who doesn't like the Pixar films. I didn't care for Toy Story.)
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I don't know anybody off the 'net that so much as liked Stardust.

Was never a big Star Wars fan either.

My vote goes to The Thing.
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I don't like them, but many do:

It's A Wonderful Life
Miracle On 34th Street
A Christmas Story
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
There's no such thing, especially on this board. I mean, come on, there are people here that hate the Shawshank Redemption. That's crazy talk
I don't particularly care for Shawshank and find it hideously overrated, cloying, and emotionally shallow at best. Sorry to burst the bubble! (and for the record, I'm not trying to be some kind of iconoclast here; just an honest opinion).

Pulp Fiction isn't universally loved at all. With that amount of swearing, drugs, violence, blood, and man-on-man anal joy, try asking around the Bible Belt what a cherished classic Tarantino's film is.

I've never met anyone who didn't love THE RED BALLOON after watching it. I think whoever said Wizard of Oz is spot on.
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A Christmas Story
May be the best answer yet. I've yet to met someone to didn't like this film.

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