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Five favorite movies

Posted July 15, 2010

What are your five favorite movies? What makes a great film in your opinion? Please discuss.

We'll get you started with the favorites listed by the WRAL Morning News Team.

Kelcey Carlson: The Parent Trap (original with Hayley Mills), Hoosiers, Stealing Home, She's Having a Baby and The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock.

Stacy Davis: Poltergeist, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Empire of the Sun, Funny Farm with Chevy Chase and Princess Bride.

Elizabeth Gardner
: Out of Africa, Room With a View, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wild at Heart and Braveheart.

Brian Shrader
: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Sunset Boulevard, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, Nashville, and The Wizard of Oz.

Bill Leslie
: Gladiator, Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and There Will Be Blood.

Do any of these make your top five list? Feel free to comment on our favorites.


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  • malex124 Jul 19, 2010

    WOW did someone actually say The incredible Mr. Limpet?? That was just on TV a few weeks ago and I couldn't believe it. It was still good and yes I forgot about anything Bette Davis & Joan Crawford, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, Whatever happened to baby Jane and on and on and on :-)

  • malex124 Jul 19, 2010

    five favs : Imitation of Life; The Bad Seed; The Birds; Pretty Woman; The Temptaions made for TV.

  • hppyhourhero Jul 19, 2010

    The Godfather I & II. Treasure of Sierra Madre. American Graffiti. Summer of 42. Fast Times at Ridgemount High.

  • brie0017 Jul 16, 2010

    Labyrinth, Dream a Little Dream, Die Hard, The Notebook, The Matrix

  • kcastleberry Jul 16, 2010

    For the modern list: 1. The Rookie - Dennis Quaid 2. National Treasure - Nicolas Cage 3. Independence Day - Will Smith 4. Steel Magnolias - best entire cast 5. Dirty Dancing - Patrick Swayze
    Older movies: 1. Who Will Love My Children - Ann Margaret (cried for over an hour) 2. Gone with the Wind 3. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 4. Wizard of Oz 5. It's a Wonderful Life
    Go to for all info on every movie ever made. We go there several times a week especially when we see an actor who looks familiar to see what else they played on! Ever done that?
    It will drive you crazy!!! LOL

  • bjgupton Jul 16, 2010

    Hard to choose - Two of my favorites that haven't been mentioned - "Yours, Mine and Ours" (original w/ Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda and "Footloose"

  • dmustian Jul 16, 2010

    1) Casablanca 2) Mister Roberts 3) The Odd Couple 4) Oceans 11 (the Sinatra original--it's hokey but it's fun) 5)The Caine Mutiny

  • Zelda Jul 16, 2010

    To Kill a Mockingbird, North by Northwest, The Wizard of Oz, Rashomon and It's a Wonderful Life.

  • genegeneandnancy Jul 15, 2010

    Five more favorites: 1. Rosemary's Baby, 2. Gaslight, 3. Imitation of Life, 4. Psycho (original w/ Anthony Perkins), 5. Diary of a Mad Housewife

  • buckykatt020998 Jul 15, 2010

    Oh my gosh! Reading about other Golo members favorite movies jogs my memory! My next five favorites are Airplane!; Blazing Saddles; Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?; McLintock!; and Animal House.




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