A movie with a good story line.

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Sep 14, 2010
S California
I like a movie with a good storyline that does not depend on special effects. "A shock to the system" with Michael Caine is such a move. I just discovered it, again. Do you have such a movie in mind?
I'm a big fan of the Man With No Name trilogy. Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. or about 10 other Clint Eastwood movies. or The Warriors or the Mafia genre: GoodFellas, Bronx Tale, Godfather, Casino (I do like Sharon Stone)
Quite a few period special effects in the Brit movie " Their Finest " . Loosely about the Dunkirk evacuation . Warning , when you get down to it , this should be classified as a chick flick . Have fun , :-)
-- Ordinary People (1980), with Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton, and Judd Hirsch -- A River Runs Through It (1992), with Tom Skerritt, Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt
Secondhand Lions is another one of those "good feels" movies. Also a Michael Caine movie with Rober Duvall. My girlfriend got me into Good Will Hunting. (Has nothing to do with hunting as I originally thought..)
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Blade Runner. And there are seven different versions, too!
Did you see the new one and if so, what were your thoughts?
Emporer of the North starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Keith Carradine. Movie about a couple of depression-era hobos attempting to ride the train of a nasty railroad conductor.
A couple I watched recently. Bridge of Spies very well acted starring Tom Hanks. Good Will Hunting outstanding performance by Robin Williams. The television mini series Lonesome Dove.
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Empire of the Sun (1987), story of a western family, possibly British, living in Manchuria China during outbreak of WWII and the Japanese invasion and take over that region of China. They're rounded up by the invaders and put in an interment camp which was actually an airfield they were force labored to improve. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092965/ Here is the famous scene (for P-51 buffs) from when they're being liberated near the end of the war (turn up the volume for copious RR Merlin sound)...
Did you know that the kid in Empire of the Sun was Christian Bale? Look at those teeth in the thumbnail!
Jack Nicholson is one of those actors who's always the same.....like Will Farrell. I can't help but conclude they're "non-actors". Same goes for Gene Wilder (RIP) too. Really a weak comedian turned bad actor. That means he was shoved down consumers throats.
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