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Hey there and welcome to my ‘Favorite Films’ segment friends, movie lovers, film critics, Guild members and members of the Academy®

Today we brush off the proverbial dust from another ’10 Films’ from my collection, to be added to my list of  ‘50 films to take into space’.

For those of you who missed that first post can acquaint themselves via the ‘FAVORITE FILMS’ category or simply click on the following link:  https://thestufflegendsaremadeof.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/50-favorites/

If these movies somehow managed to elude your viewing radar, as occasionally films do, (due to frugal and mismanaged marketing campaigns) I recommend you give them a try – there’s great entertainment value in all of them.

For those who have seen them, perhaps its time to give them another spin. Now break out the pop corn, fluffy up your sofa and begin your scroll down memory lane.


As Good as It Gets (1997)

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship

Director: James L. Brooks

Writers: Mark Andus (story), Mark Andus (screenplay)

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt and Greg Kinnear



Big (1988)

When a boy wishes to be big at a magic wish machine, he wakes up the next morning and finds himself in an adult body literally overnight.

Director: Penny Marshall

Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg

Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia



Cadillac Man (1990)

Joe’s a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he’s two timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife. What more could go wrong ?.. a lot, enter a crazy jealous husband with a machine gun..

Director: Roger Donaldson

Writer: Ken Friedman

Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins and Pamela Reed



Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world.

Director: Jeremy Leven

Writers: Lord Byron (character Don Juan) (in part), Jeremy Leven

Stars: Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway



A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.

Director: Charles Crichton

Writers: John Cleese (story), Charles Crichton (story)

Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kevin Kline



Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.

Director: Barry Levinson

Writer: Mitch Markowitz

Stars: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker



Groundhog Day (1993)

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis

Writers: Danny Rubin (screenplay), Harold Ramis (screenplay)

Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliot



Grumpy Old Men (1993)

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood, only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.

Director: Donald Petrie

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann Margret



Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Things don’t seem to change much in Wabasha County: Max and John are still fighting after 35 years, Grandpa still drinks, smokes, and chases women, and nobody’s been able to catch the fabled “Catfish Hunter”, a gigantic catfish that actually smiles at fishermen who try to snare it.

Director: Howard Deutch

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann Margret



Jumanji (1995)

When two kids play an old magic board-game they found, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Director: Joe Johnston

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), Greg Taylor (screenplay)

Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt




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