Nope. Not going to bed now. A film thread.

Flicking round the channels on a school night, there are certain films, when you discover they're on mean you simply have to stay up to watch them. The time & any plans for the next day are irrelevant. Doesn't matter how many times you've watched them, or even how recently the last watch was, we're here for the duration.


These films include:

The Lost Boys

Rocky

Shawshank Redemption

Moneyball

“New York has the haircuts, London has the trousers, but Belfast has the reason!

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  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,925

    Aliens and Top Gun

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,540

    v for vendetta

    if....

    bodas de sangre

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,760
    edited February 28

    In addition to most of the above, Jaws.

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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,540

    american graffiti

    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,675

    Pulp Fiction

  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,487
    edited February 28

    The Matrix

    Aliens

    Terminator/T2

    The Thing

    Predator

    Blade Runner

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  • Webboo2
    Webboo2 Posts: 385

    Young guns 1 and 2

  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,562

    Lots of the above and:

    2001

    Predator 

    Dune (D Lynch) 

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Kung Fu Hustle

  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,401
    edited February 28

    Love a Lost boys re-watch. The Frog brothers rocking up on their BMX’s to kill vampires, epic.

    Love the soundtrack too https://youtu.be/PdaaGlyu7EQ?si=EQiMDrdaiwe1Q-Rw

    Rocky is another. I’m a sucker for a good soundtrack and training montage.

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  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,562

    The Fifth Element

    Stop Making Sense

    White Nights

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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,401

    Lots of the above.

    Enter the dragon

    The last dragon,

    Gregory’s girl, purely for the nostalgia.

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  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,562

    Withnail and I. Can't leave that off the list

  • JimD666
    JimD666 Posts: 1,925

    Couple of others before I settle down with V for Vendetta (thanks Sungod)

    The Crow and 12 Angry Men

  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,401

    Throw yourself into the road darling, you haven’t got a chance.

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  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,314

    Dark knight trilogy

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  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,314

    The Goonies

    Stand by me

    Breakfast club

    Lord of the rings

    Kill bill

    The last samurai

    2001 a space odyssey

    Matrix

    Inception

    Original star wars


    I'll stop now ...

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,502

    Warriors.

    i find it reassuring people still do this in an era where you can quite easily access and watch any film you want, when you want.

  • carbonclem
    carbonclem Posts: 1,597

    Trainspotting

    Quadrophenia

    Point Break

    Dead Men’s Shoes

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  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,628

    I'm a closet Trekkie. If any of the first four movies come on TV I'm transported straight to that age where movies seemed to last half a day and you had to queue up the road to get in.

    Other than that, any of the Man with No Name spaghetti westerns, Apocalypse Now (but only if I catch it near the start or it is disrespectful), Dirty Harry, the first Indiana Jones, another vote for Blade Runner. There are a few others that simply don't come on TV, like Brazil or American Graffiti.

  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,391
    edited February 28

    Given my history, Jurassic Park

    Terminator 2

    Ace Ventura 2 (Shikaka!)

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  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,628

    Forbidden Planet, actually well worth a watch. But don't call me Shirley.

    I actually watched several of the Quatermass films again recently. Magnificently post war low budget British, with filming locations almost entirely in small villages or on MOD land.

  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,628

    Still getting my head around someone putting The Goonies.

  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,628

    Alien.

  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,936
    edited February 29

    Point Break

    Absolute classic of the type

    The Channel 5 scheduler who puts that on starting at 11.35pm on a Tuesday night knows exactly what they're doing.

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  • laurentian
    laurentian Posts: 2,386

    Goodfellas

    Apocalypse Now

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  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,400

    Top Gun

    Full Metal Jacket

    The Holiday (Only at Christmas - Sucker for it as bits were filmed around my Nans old place)

    Blues Brothers

    off the top of my head

  • Tashman
    Tashman Posts: 3,400

    The Goonies is great, but unlikely to be on late, proper family afternoon silliness.

  • pangolin
    pangolin Posts: 6,314

    Casino

    One upon a time in America

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  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,416

    Hot Fuzz

    Shaun of the Dead

    Blade Runner (original)

    Alien(s)

    Withnail

    Predator

    Apocalypse Now

    To name but a few....


    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.