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    Films you stumble across and thatís that!

    This isn’t about your favourite films, it’s about the ones you stumble across on any given night and once you start watching, you know you’ll be in to the end.

    You maybe weren’t looking out for it but when you are scrolling through the EPG you find it’s on and it’s an automatic press of the ‘Select’ button.

    Was hit with a double whammy tonight.

    The Deerhunter and A Few Good Men. The latter is more so for the closing scene with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in the courtroom, the first is sheer quality through and through.

    Other films that draw me in, every time, regardless of how many viewings are The Shining, The Godfather II, Goodfellas And Pan’s Labyrinth.

    Any others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    This isnít about your favourite films, itís about the ones you stumble across on any given night and once you start watching, you know youíll be in to the end.

    You maybe werenít looking out for it but when you are scrolling through the EPG you find itís on and itís an automatic press of the ĎSelectí button.

    Was hit with a double whammy tonight.

    The Deerhunter and A Few Good Men. The latter is more so for the closing scene with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in the courtroom, the first is sheer quality through and through.

    Other films that draw me in, every time, regardless of how many viewings are The Shining, The Godfather II, Goodfellas And Panís Labyrinth.

    Any others?
    Years ago I stumbled across a Jack Lemon film called "The Weekenders". It was a bit like Natoinal Lampoon's Vacaton meets the Keystone Cops however I remember laughing a helluva lot.

    Another was "The Day Of The Jackal". We'd gone to see "That'll be the Day" but it was sold out so we went to see the Jackal without knowing anything about it. Great suspense movie.

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    This isn’t about your favourite films, it’s about the ones you stumble across on any given night and once you start watching, you know you’ll be in to the end.

    You maybe weren’t looking out for it but when you are scrolling through the EPG you find it’s on and it’s an automatic press of the ‘Select’ button.

    Was hit with a double whammy tonight.

    The Deerhunter and A Few Good Men. The latter is more so for the closing scene with Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in the courtroom, the first is sheer quality through and through.

    Other films that draw me in, every time, regardless of how many viewings are The Shining, The Godfather II, Goodfellas And Pan’s Labyrinth.

    Any others?
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    Years ago I stumbled across a Jack Lemon film called "The Weekenders". It was a bit like Natoinal Lampoon's Vacaton meets the Keystone Cops however I remember laughing a helluva lot.

    Another was "The Day Of The Jackal". We'd gone to see "That'll be the Day" but it was sold out so we went to see the Jackal without knowing anything about it. Great suspense movie.
    Thats a good shout. It’s one I’ve seen before from start to finish, but if I came across it a third or halfway through I’d probably see it out to the end.
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    Picked up a movie on a flight back from Shanghai called I am Dan Blake, set in Newcastle. Had everything, black humor, tragedy, frustration, protest, sadness and much more. Actually reminded me of Boys from the black stuff in many ways.

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    A few good examples in your OP mate, I'd add:

    The Shawshank Redemption
    Young Guns
    Braveheart
    Step Brothers
    Most John Wayne westerns

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    Platoon, best war movie, must have watched it ten times. Will look out for weekenders, as I like Jack Lemon. I don't know why but can't resist watching Groundhog Day anytime its on, addictive.

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    Full Metal Jacket. Must have watched it hundreds of times and still turn over when it's on.

    Goodfellas. I've got the DVD and probably got it recorded on my virgin box but still stay up too late when it's on tv.

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    Lord of the Rings, any of them. That said, for me the best kind of films to stumble across are the ones that require absolutely minimal cerebral effort. One of the later Harry Potters for example. Or Vertical Limit, or almost any trash that isn't a romcom or one of those ghastly late 90's "coming of age" movies set in American High Schools.

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    Escape to Victory, know it word for word but, whenever I spot its on I sit through it, even though its absolute bollocks. WW2 epics (Guns of Navarone, A bridge too far etc), love them. Oh aye, Big, always brings a smile to my face. Kim as well.
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    Escape to Victory, know it word for word but, whenever I spot its on I sit through it, even though its absolute bollocks. WW2 epics (Guns of Navarone, A bridge too far etc), love them. Oh aye, Big, always brings a smile to my face. Kim as well.
    Good shout. I should have included 'Where Eagles Dare' in my original list. Seen it on a recurring basis since I was a young boy, but if I come across it I'll watch it, regardless of how long it's been already on. The scene in front of the fireplace where Richard Burton out-tricks the Germans is a cinematic masterpiece
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    The Big Lebowski, if it's on I'm watching it til the end.
    This and indeed probably every Coen Brothers film I've seen, 'Fargo' and 'No Country For Old Men' in particular (I suspect because they are the ones that get shown the most). They just draw you in, regardless of the point you start watching.
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    Forrest Gump. I'd never put in the CD and watch it from start to finish but if I'm zapping through the channels and it's on, then I'll invariably end up watching it to the end.

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    Clint Eastwood - High Plains Drifter. Stumbled across that many, many times and it's one that has to be seen to the end.

    Probably the Dirty Harry series - but definitely Magnum Force - classic and worth it for the denouement and for having David Soul as a baddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    Good shout. I should have included 'Where Eagles Dare' in my original list. Seen it on a recurring basis since I was a young boy, but if I come across it I'll watch it, regardless of how long it's been already on. The scene in front of the fireplace where Richard Burton out-tricks the Germans is a cinematic masterpiece
    I made the mistake of recording The Eagle has landed over Christmas, what a crock of ****! The terrible Larry Hagman acting and a young Jenny Agutter almost save it though. :-)

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    The Graduate for me. I couldnít tell you how many times Iíve watched it. Iconic soundtrack and cinematography.

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    Randomly watched it at my grans years ago and loved it, great film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    Years ago I stumbled across a Jack Lemon film called "The Weekenders". It was a bit like Natoinal Lampoon's Vacaton meets the Keystone Cops however I remember laughing a helluva lot.

    Another was "The Day Of The Jackal". We'd gone to see "That'll be the Day" but it was sold out so we went to see the Jackal without knowing anything about it. Great suspense movie.
    Did you mean The Out Of Towners for the Jack Lemmon film? Couldnít find anything for The Weekenders, canít beat Jack Lemmon.

    Either way, I stumbled across The Out Of Towners one night and really enjoyed it. Same with The China Syndrone.

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    Midnight Run with DeNiro and Charles Grodin. Its got everything. Possibly my favourite 80s movie. Im pleased we've got some Jack Lemmon fans out there, the Apartment, the Odd Couple with Walter Mattheu and Glengarry Glen Ross always get watched to the end as well.
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    The Wanderers and The Warriors. Saw them in cinema, had them on VHS, got the DVDs and still watch them every time they're on (which is not often enough).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hibsbollah View Post
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    Midnight Run with DeNiro and Charles Grodin. Its got everything. Possibly my favourite 80s movie. Im pleased we've got some Jack Lemmon fans out there, the Apartment, the Odd Couple with Walter Mattheu and Glengarry Glen Ross always get watched to the end as well.
    Midnight Run is a good shout. As is Glengarry Glen Ross, one of my favourite films.

    Would also add Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Planes Trains & Automobiles & Cool Hand Luke.
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    Midnight Run is a good shout. As is Glengarry Glen Ross, one of my favourite films.

    Would also add Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Planes Trains & Automobiles & Cool Hand Luke.
    I've watched PT and A so many times now I think I'd switch over channels these days but it's got so many laugh out loud moments. Candy getting his coat sleeve trapped while driving and 'those aren't pillows!!', are my personal favourite scenes.
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    Any of the Toy story films and Shrek 1 and 2.
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    Enemy Mine.

    I didn’t see this till long time after it was released but if you’re a sci-if/space/alien nut like me and haven’t seen/heard of it before I’d recommend it.

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