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Want a GREAT Movie to Watch? My all time best Movie List (general)

by AC @, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 20:11
edited by AC, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 20:29

Want a GREAT Movie to Watch? My all time best Movie List
(BEWARE: Some are violent and Un-Christian - you have to decide for yourself)

I learned two things from my ex-cheating wife. That is the love for movies, and the love for the ocean (we were divers). Below is my list of favorite movies in no particular order. Some may have some of these movies curse words. They are not entirely Christian in that way. Beware/Enjoy!

COLD WAR'S BEST
- The Hunt for Red October - starring Sean Connery
- Crimson Tide
- Broken Arrow
- K-19: The Widowmaker
- Child 44 (2015) - a glimpse at the totalitarian Soviet Union Vladimer Putin grew up in, was part of, and thrived in - and why he is so dangerous.
- Phantom (2013) about a Soviet 'rogue' ballistic submarine

BEST WAR MOVIES (expect violance):
- DOWNFALL - about Hitler's last days
- After the Wedding
- Hamburger Hill (Vietnam)
- Hacksaw Ridge (2016)(WWII/Okinawa)
- Platoon Leader (Vietnam)
- USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)(Nicholas Cage)
- The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
- The Desert Fox ( WWII)
- Glory (American Civil War)
- Field of Lost Shoes (2014) - true story of VMI boys in the 1864 Civil War Battle of New Market
- Free State of Jones (2016) Civil War SE Mississippi, Matthew McConaughey
- Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
- Naked Among Wolves 2015 (WWII Prison Camp-Beukanwald)
- Lincoln
- The Hurt Locker
- Crimson Tide
- Enemy at the Gates
- The Enemy Below (Robert Mitchem & Kurt Jurgens/US Destroyer Vs. Uboat)
- The Sea Wolves (1981 - Gregory Peck & Roger Moore)
- The Void
- Das Boot
- Buffalo Soldiers (1997)
- Lone Survivor
- Sand Castle (2017) (Iraq War)
- Rough Riders (1997)(about Teddy Roosevelt & charge up San Juan Hill in 1898)
- The Longest Day
- Jarhead 3: The Siege (Saudi Embassy)
- Master and Commander: Far Side of The World
- Saving Private Ryan
- The Wall (2017)
- A War (2016) (About Denmark NATO soldiers in Afghanistan--Rules of Engagement and an honest soldier's dilemma--Go to Menu and Watch in English language)
- Heaven and Earth (1993)(Vietnam tear jerker), Tommy Lee Jones, Hiep Thi Le, Joan Chen, and Haing S. Ngor. Tommy Lee Jones and especially Hiep Thi Le were fantastic.
- Band of Brothers
- Private Peaceful (2012) (WWI British forces)
- Hyena Road (Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan)
- Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
- Thirteen Days
- War Pigs (2015)
- Saints and Soldiers: The Void (2014) (WWII an era still prejudiced against black Americans)
- Swing Kids
- Days of Glory (2006-French)
- U-571
- Behind Enemy Lines
- The Lost Battalion
- Walking with the Enemy (2013) about Jewish Holocaust in Hungary (WW II)
- William Kelly's War (Australian Soldiers in WWI & more)
- USS Poseidon: Phantom Below (2005)
- Letters from Iwo Jima
- Schindler’s List
- American Sniper
- 31 North 62 East (British war thriller)
- Fury (2014) Brad Pitt
- Glory - Civil War - Morgan Freeman & Denzel Washington
- Diplomacy (2014) - WWII (Subtitles

BEST CHRISTIAN TEAR JERKERS:
- Letters to God
- The Trail
- The Encounter
- The Lost and Found Family
- To Save a Life
- A Mile in His Shoes (Baseball/Asperger's disease/Christian tear jerker)(2011)
- The Masked Saint (Christian Wrestler)
- The Confessor (2004/1 hr 27 min -Christian Slater - Thriller)
- Finding Normal
- Hoovey (2015)
- Born to Win (2014) (Lookout. A real tear jerker.)
- Heart of the Country (2013)
- Still Mine
- Elsa & Fred
- Faith Like Potatoes (2006) True story (South Africa)
- The Mark (2012) (thriller)
- The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry
- The Grace Card (2010) Louis Gosset, Jr.
- Secret of the Cave
- What would Jesus do?
- The Shunning (2011) (An Amish tear Jerker)
- Unconditional (Christian)
- The Case for Christ (2007)
- Lost and Found in Armenia
- Cross in the Road (Crossroad) (2012)
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Holiday Engagement (2011)
- Camp (2013)
- Knucklehead (2010)
- The Good Lie (2014)(Reese Witherspoon) - Christian Sudanese Refugees settled in the U.S.
- Love Comes Softly (2003)
- Soul Surfer (2011) - Bethany Hamilton returns to competitive surfing after losing an arm in a shark attack
- Courageous
- Amreeka
- Doubts
- Cyberbully (2011)
- Resting Place
- The Least of These
- Fireproof
- Luther
- The Homesman (Tommy Lee Jones, Hillary Swank & Meryl Streep)
- The River Thief (2016) (think the Good Thief who died beside Jesus. BEWARE: Violence)

THRILLERS:
- Open Water
- Open Water 2 (BEWARE: some bad language)
- Pressure (2015)
- The Shallows (2016) A fantastic thrilling true grit/triumph of the spirit by a young Texas woman (Why didn't Blake Lively and the Shark get an Academy Award for their fantastic performance? Shows how 'shallow' Hollywood really is)... One of my top favorite thrillers.
- Good People
- All is Lost - Robert Redford
- The Game - starring Michael Douglas
- The Shawsheen Redemption, with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
- The Perfect Storm - about Gloucester fishing boats - with George Clooney & Mark Wahlberg,
- Cloverfield
- 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)(Beware: Violent - all 4 actors were amazing)
- Pacific Heights - starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, and Michael Keaton
- Phone Booth
- The Island
- Rear Window
- Eden (2014)
- Fargo
- The Reef (2010)
- Beyond the Reach (2015) (Michael Douglas & Jeremy Irvine)
- Poseidon (2006) Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas
- No Escape (2015) SE Asia Non-stop action Thriller (Beware: Very violent)(about family, and the will to live). Excellent acting.
- The Illusionist
- Home Invasion
- The Devil's Teardrop (2010) - Natasha Henstridge (favorite actress lately)
- Arlington Road
- Level Up (2016) (Beware - very violent)
- Preservation
- The Bank (2001)
- The Others
- Arbitrage (2012)(Richard Gere and Susan Saranden)
- Shutter Island
- Sully (2016)(Tom Hanks - about 2009 US Airways landing in NY Hudson River)
- The Cold Light of Day (2012) (Bruce Willis, Henry Cavill, Sigourney Weaver)
- Septimo
- Lost City Raiders. Good movie!
- Delete
-- I.T. (2016) (violence)
- Stolen
- The Call (about 911)
- Missionary (about a whacko Mormon)
- Lila&Eve (2015)
- Wall Street
- The Perfect Game (2009) 1957 Mexican Little League Champs
- The Last Castle
- Way of the Wicked (2013) (Christian Slater)
- One Hour Photo (Robin Williams)
- Taking Lives (2004) Angelina Jolie & Kifer Sutherland
- Apollo 13
- The making of a lady
- War Horse (2011)
- Past Midnight (1992)(Thriller/who donit)
- Deep Impact (1998)
- Welcome to the Punch
-Walking Tall

ALL TIME FUNNIEST and/or DRAMADIC MOVIES:
- There’s Something About Mary
- Planes, Trains and Automobiles
- Bridesmaids
- Clueless
- The Blues Brothers
- The Hangover
- Lost in America
- Groundhog Day
- The Angriest Man in Brooklyn -- Robin Williams. But the female actor who played the Doctor should have gotten an Academy Award.
- Napoleon Dynamite
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
- Office Space
- Caddyshack
- When do we Eat? (2006)(Comedy about a dysfunctional American Jewish family on Passover/Sedar)

ISRAEL/Palestinian Usurper Conflict:
Zaytoun

EVIL ISLAM:
- The Stoning of Soraya M.
- Not Without My Daughter (starring Sally Fields)
- Osama (about a young Muslim girl - not about Osama bin Ladin)
- Behind the Sun
- Bliss
- Kandahar
- Daughter of Keltoum
- Septembers of Shiraz (2016) - A Jewish family flees Iran after the evil Iranian Revolution
- London Has Fallen (one of the best action movies ever)(2016)
- ARGO (2012) - true story (about 1979 Iranian hostage crisis) Ben Affleck
- Midnight Express

OTHER:
- Crash (2005) (Oscar Winner for Best Picture/Movie - I agree)
- Eight Below (2006) Tear jerker about Antarctic sled dogs left behind (Disney)
- Pete's Dragon (Robert Redford)(Walt Disney) - tear jerker
- The BFG (2016) Walt Disney - Amazing, unforgettable - A Big Friendly Giant (BFG) and a sweet little girl
- The Guardian (Kevin Costner), 2006 - Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers
- Pompeii (2014) - best last days of Pompeii I've seen - special effects are fantastic. (beware: typical Roman era brutality, blood & gore, however)
- Strange Voices (1987)
- The Revenant (2015)(BEWARE: lots of violance)(scene with Bear is amazing)
- Chef (2014)
- Aram, Aram (2015)
- The Forger (2015) John Travolta
- In the Heart of the Sea (True story about Nantucket, Mass whale ship the Essex sunk by a white whale in 1820/Basis of Moby Dick) (2015)
- The Apartment with Jack Lemmon & Shirley Mclane (1959)
- Cassandra's Dream (2007)
- Frozen (Walt Disney 2013)
- A Walk in the Woods (Appalation Trail - Redford & Nolte) (2015)
- Steal (2002)
- Nightjohn (1996) (Slavery in Ante-Bellum South) (tear jerker, beware)
- Black Sea (2015) great submarine treasure hunting movie
- First Response (EMT's) (2015)
- Working Girl (1988) Melanie Griffin, Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver
- Oceans Rising (2017)
- Marty (1955) (Oscar for best picture that year)
- A Few Best Men (2011)
- The Impossible (2012)(beware a real tear jerker)
- A Night To Remember (Titanic sinking
- The Lion in Winter
- Wild (2014) Reese Witherspoon
- Pay the Ghost (Nicholas Cage/Scary/Halloween)
- Common (2014)
- Rise (2016) (Imprisoned for fake Rape charges)
Be KIND to everyone. Because everyone is fighting
some sort of battle. MOVIE: Rise
- True Grit (2010) with Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld (Western)
- Abandoned (2015) stranded in a capsized boat at sea
- Promised Land (Matt Damon)
- There is something about Kevin
- We own the Night (2007) with Robert Duval & Mark Wahlberg
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- MUD (2012)
- Chinatown
- Reclaim (2014)(about foreign child adoption scam)
- Man About Town (Ben Affleck)
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
- Raging Bull
- Mountain Men (2016)
- Coming Home (2015) (a Chinese love story)
- The Heat (Sandra Bullock) (Melissa McCarthy) (2013)
- The Call (2013)
- Money Monster (2016) (George Clooney & Julia Roberts-about Wall Street Shananigins) BEWARE: Foul language
- Dutch (1991) with Ed O'Neill
- The Internship (2013)
- An Unfinished Life (Redford/Freeman/Lopez)
- Counter Investigation (French)
- The River Wild (1994) Meryl Streep
- A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
- Run to Me (2016) (Glad it was made in ulta liberal Massachusetts--a 'thriller' about a Psycho Lesbian putting the make on straight women). 4 stars.
- Dangerous Intentions (1995) About spouse abuse in the extreme/must watch/learn
- The Pilot's Wife (2002)
- Pink (2016)(court room drama about India's rape culture that does not understand yet that when a woman says NO! It means NO!)
- Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
- Battleship (scifi) 2012 - great action
- Morning Glory (2010)(Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams & Harrison Ford)
- The Conjuring (2013)
- Of Gods and Men - about evil Muslim's Vs. holy Christians (French w/Subtitles) (2010) (123 min)
- Cardboard Boxer (2016) (violence)
- The Pope of Greenwich Village
- Blood Simple (1984) (Coen brothers)
- Sun Belt Express (about Mexican border/illegals)
- Short Term 12 (2013)
- The Good Neighbor (2016) w/James Caan - some violence
- Far and Away (1992)
- I Am Wrath (2016) John Travolta (BEWARE: much violence)
- Descent (2005) (beware: scary & violent)
- The Cobbler (2104) Adam Sandler & Dustin Hoffman
- Korkoro (European Gypsies in WWII)
- Eye of the Storm (1991) (Dennis Hopper)
- The Finest Hours - (2016) It's about the greatest Coast Guard small boat rescue off Wellfleet/Chatham, Mass in 1952.
Two tankers break in half during a gigantic winter storm.
- The Drop (2014) - look out - violence
- The Gambler (2014) Mark Wahlberg
- The Matchmaker (1997) (Boston & Ireland)
- The Shawshank Redemption
- One for the Money (2012)
- The Debt (2016)
- Waffle Street (2015)
- What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
- Wildlike (Sad Head's up/good acting, great Alaska nature scenes: about a child molesting)
- Yes Man (Jim Carrie/Come- The Debt (2016)dy/2008)
- Broken City (2013) Mark Wahlberg
- Bad Hurt (2015)
- Apollo 13
- Cut Bank (2015) - Beware: lots of violence
- Standoff (2015) (Fishburne & geat acting from others)
- What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Very young Johnny Depp & Leon Decaprio
- 247 Degrees Fahrenheit (2011)
- The Yards (2000) Mark Wahlberg
- Premium Rush (2012) NYC Bike messengers
- The Boy Next Door (2015) thriller w/Jennifer Lopez
- A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Liam Neeson
- We Own the Night Mark Wahlberg
- Life of Crime
- Blood Crime (2002) James Caan
- 2 Guns - Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg
- A Matter of Sex (about womens' rights)
- 12 Years a Slave (2013) director: Steve Mcqueen W/ Brad Pitt
- The Guest
- The Accountant (2016) Ben Affleck / BEWARE: Extreme violence
- Manglehorn (2015) Al Pacino
- The Debt (2007)
- Criminal (2016) Kevin Costner
- St. Vincent (Bill Murray)
- The Gunman (2015) Sean Penn
- Southpaw (2015) Warning: Extreme violence. The Crucifix hanging in his trainer's Gym Office negates all the unneeded cuss words I think...
- Umrika (2015) (Indian in subtitles/Umrika means America)
- The Way Way Back (2013)
- 100 Feet (2008) (Horror/Supernatural) BEWARE: sex scene and violent
- Hush (2016)
- Tropic Thunder (very very loosely based on Vietnam War/comedy)

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