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« on: April 08, 2008, 03:10:54 PM »

My father likes James Bond movies. 

my Mom like Lifetime bs and some decent 4 star/ foreign movies that play at the little theatre near here.

how about you and yours?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 03:43:09 PM »

My grandfather likes Fargo and The Sixth Sense.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 05:20:06 PM »

My father also liked Bond flicks hence why I got into them.  He's always been big into most action films all the way up through the mid 90s.  He is also a big classic comedy fan.  Stuff like Its A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World.   

My mother never seem to watch movies.  I know that sounds crazy but I'll be damned if I can remember a film she liked. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 05:25:36 PM »

None of my parents cares much about movies, but I do know "For a few dollars more" it's one my dad's favourite films. It was the oinly time I saw him pick up a VHS tape personally.

My granny is lots of fun, though. She's 90 and keeps on complaining of all that "vile, bloody stuff" I watch. Yet, whenever I watch movies in our dinning room, she invariably sleeps through the "serious" stuff and stays awake with the horror, even discussing the movie as it plays.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 07:00:21 PM »

My father likes only comedies, often ones that I find incredibly stupid.  He really can't stand anything, from horror to serious dramas, that explore any kind of negative emotions.

My mother used to love supernatural horror films, especially older B&W ones.  Her taking me to movies like THE HOWLING as an impressionable child helped shape me into the man I am today.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 07:46:07 PM »

My dad likes mostly westerns, especially John Wayne. He's had a series of mini-strokes, so his comprehension isn't the best any more, but he still seems to enjoy them. I can't think of any movie my mother has commented on recently besides Monty Python and the Holy Grail; she just couldn't stop laughing at the scene with the Black Knight.

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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 07:52:55 PM »

My stepdad liked anything violent:  John Wayne was his favourite, but any kind of war movie or western.  Anything with death and guns and blood and killing.  I haven't seen or spoken to him for over 20 years so I don't know what he likes now, but I hear he's the same violent bastard he always was, so I guess his tastes haven't changed.

My mother didn't watch much of anything when I was a kid.  I haven't spoken to her in a long time either.  But my sister tells me she loved Dennis The Menace with Walter Matthau and The Devil Wears Prada.  So that nicely dovetails with her personality:  lame and snobby *lol*

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 07:56:27 PM »

I have the kind of parents who can't be pinned down, they just like movies TeddyR
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 09:40:21 PM »

My parents have a horrible habit of putting on a movie.  Going off to mow the grass or build a shed and then come in every 15 minutes and asking what they missed.  Then they complain how it was a terrible movie and made no sense.   

When they do sit down, they really like some of the Steven King adaptions.  They love Misery, Shawshank Redemption, and the one where the woman tricks her husband into falling down a well when drunk (i don't remember the name). 

My grandfather loved Bridge over the River Kwai.  He would drop everything and watch it when it was on.  I also recall him liking Lawrence of Arabia. 
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 10:25:35 PM »

My dad loves classics.  Real golden age stuff.  We couldn't possibly be further from one another in terms of taste.  While I can certainly appreciate the old flicks, he is usually drawn to Marx Brothers comedies and stuff like The Thin Man.  Thing is, my dad's not THAT old.  I really don't know where it comes from.

My mom doesn't like much.  She's super critical of anything that takes a degree of suspension of disbelief.  If she's asked to go out on a limb a little in order to enjoy the plot of this movie or that, she declares it far fetched and then moves on.  At the same time, she also loves Jackie Chan.  Drunken Master 2 is her favorite.  Mine, too.
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2008, 12:38:06 AM »

My dad liked Start Wars, the original 3 movies, and other Sci-Fi flicks. He also got a bad rap for choosing "Chariots of Fire" once when it was in the theater and dragging us all to it. The funny part was that one of the kids was grounded, so they didn't "get" to go see it.

My stepdad watches some scifi stuff, but mainly cheesy comedies, same with my mom. The only movie I know my likes that I think is good is Shawshank Redemption. Nobody in my family shares my taste in movies.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 01:17:24 AM »

My dad considers himself a real movie buff and will watch anything. While he likes his share of scifi, horror and fantasy, much of it is beyond his ability to really get into. He tends to watch older films more, going back to the 40's and 50's, though he still loves quite a bit of new stuff.

My mother was never a movie fan and 99% of the time only watched a movie because the rest of the family was watching. Still, she did have a few that she liked, notably Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. We would throw quotes from that one back and forth to each other. Alas, mom has been gone for nearly five years now and dad moved out of state.
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 01:44:14 AM »


The first movie I have seen with my parents was Arsenic and Old Lace. Scared the heck out of me back then. When I was 10 I watched Them with my dad while on vacation in the US. When I visit my parents on weekends, we usually watch the Simpsons, which my mother also enjoys. Otherwise she's more into the "arty" films, the last ones she's seen in the theater were The Kite Runner and the one about the girl and the fox by Luc Jacquet. So I think I have about the same taste in movies like my dad and he is quite interested in the horror and scifi 50 movie packs I recently bought.

The last movie I've seen with my dad at the cinema was Jurassic Park. Although he liked it, he fell asleep alot....
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 06:55:32 AM »

When I was a little kid, my mom took me to see Alien in the theater.  She fell asleep during it.   Question  She's not much of a movie buff, but she does like a good comedy, like A Fish Called Wanda or Four Weddings and a Funeral.  She loves British comedies like Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served and that one with Judi Dench.  She also liked The Devil Wears Prada, and some romance/comedy with Jack Nicholson that came out a few years ago.  She hears about these movies somewhere and actually will go rent them on DVD.  I don't know what her source is, probably Oprah. 

Dad likes action movies, cop dramas, westerns, war movies, pretty much anything except horror.  He thinks all comedies these days are idiotic, starting with Dumb and Dumber and every comedy after that was just a sequel.  I can't say I really disagree with him on that.  He watches the prime time schedule of the networks, NCIS, CSI Miami, New York, Timbuktu, whatever.   Neither of them watch reality shows or game shows.
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 08:17:57 AM »

....  She loves British comedies like Keeping Up Appearances, Are You Being Served and that one with Judi Dench.  .... 


In that case I would recommend "Death at a funeral", although very british (deep black comedy)...
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