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My 100 movies (as of 2006 - Pre Netflix) 60 - 51

More Honorable Mentions:
I made this list in 2006, at some point I had about 10 other movies in the list which have been since removed. Two of them:

Hot shots
First was a top gun spoof, second was a Rambo spoof. Back before scary movie, and all the terrible ones we have now, (The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It...anyone?) this was what we had. Love the Farley brothers way of writing, where every 30 seconds there is a joke thrown in. So very similar in that Spaceballs, Airplane! line. Lloyd Bridges is brilliant in both. Charlie Sheen...well he did the movie straight from rehab.
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Wedding Singer
One of Adam Sandler's finest roles. The music is pretty good, and we have a good villain to root against. Don't think I like Drew Barrymore in any other movie.
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60. Predator
3 Predator movies now along with the two Alien verse Predator ones. Haven't seen the new one, but the original two were decent. The formula is simple. There is a team/group and they get killed one by one until there is one human left to take out the Predator. Not unlike a slasher movie, just with fancy aliens.

Poncho: You're bleeding, man. You're hit.
Blain: I ain't got time to bleed.
Poncho: Oh... Okay...
Poncho: [Poncho shoots a bunch of grenades up to the top of the cliff] You got time to duck
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59. Kill Bill
QT and Uma Thurman masterpiece. Two part story of a bride who leaves her murderous boyfriend Bill to be with someone else when she finds out she is pregnant. On her wedding day to the new man, Bill pays a visit with the rest of the team, they fail to kill her though she ends up in a coma for years. She wakes up and wants her revenge.

Elle Driver: That's right. I killed your master. And now I'm gonna kill you too, with your own sword, no less, which in the very immediate future, will become... my sword.
The Bride: Bitch, you don't have a future.
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58. Wedding Crashers
The two wedding crashers 'attend' a prestigious wedding of Christopher Walken's character's daughter. Both Wilson and Vaughn fall for different sisters of the bride. They get invited to a weekend with this new family though they are pretending to be someone else. Will Ferrell has a cameo as a funeral crasher.

Jeremy Grey: We got three big weeks ahead of us. It's wedding season, kid!
John Beckwith: You sandbaggin' son of a bitch!
Jeremy Grey: I've got us down for 17 of them already.
John Beckwith: Okay, now how many of them have cash bars?
Jeremy Grey: Great question. I like where your head's at and two of them actually are, but I got us covered: Purple hearts. We won't have to pay for a drink all night.
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57. Seven
Kind of paved the way for Saw. A killer is trying to kill one person each who is guilty of committing a seven deadly sin. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are good buddy cop duo, and I won't spoil the killer if you haven't seen it but he fits perfectly. The 'twist' ending though is pretty much what makes this movie.

William Somerset: This guy's methodical, exacting, and worst of all, patient.
David Mills: He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda!
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56. Hero
Supposed to be semi true story about China's history. The fighting in this movie beats the crap out of Crouching Tiger and House of Flying Daggers. Subtitles really bug me here when they really don't in other movies - Kill Bill, Passion. Starring Jet Li, it gets pretty twisted in the middle, as they show like 45 minutes of footage which doesn't actually happen.

Emperor's advisors: [in unison] This is the sacred law of Qin! If your majesty is to unite the land, this man has to be made an example of! Your Majesty, execute him! Your Majesty, execute him! Your Majesty, execute him! Your Majesty, execute him! Your Majesty, execute him! Your Majesty, execute him!
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55. Mighty Ducks
Spawned 2 sequels, I'm convinced they could have kept going. Created Joshua Jackson's career. Emilo Estevez's best movie as he plays the coach of little leaguers trying to out-due their much better opponents. In the first they are up against the Hawks, in the second they are on Team USA playing against Iceland and in the third they are in high school playing against the Varsity team.

Goldberg: Be careful man, it almost hit me that time!
Charlie Conway: Goldberg, you're the goalie. It's supposed to hit you.
Goldberg: Does that sound stupid to anyone else?
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54. 8 Mile
Story of a poor white trying to be rapper trying to make it in Detroit. Not unlike Mathers. It's pretty entertaining, some parts are impossible to watch a second time. But I've watched the rap battles so many times at the end it makes up for it. The movie was just missing something at the end which would have made it so much better.

Jimmy Smith Jr: Man that's all we ever do is talk shit!
Jimmy Smith Jr: "We need to get fine btiches and fat rides",
Jimmy Smith Jr: "No, what weed to do is put our money in savings bonds",
Jimmy Smith Jr: No, what we need to do is put our songs on JLB." Man shut the fuck up. All of us never do shit about nuttin' and we're still broke as fuck and living at home with our moms.
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53. The Mummy
3 of these which spawned the Scorpion King and a SK sequel. The first two had a charm which hasn't been replicated. Fraiser and Weis have good chem. Vosloo is convincing as the creature. They all have some humor to them, not really a scary movie despite the original original being horror. Still entertaining except those Scorpion King movies. Though the Rock is awesome.

Winston: Is it dangerous?
Rick: Well, you probably won't live through it.
Winston: By Jove, do you really think so?
Jonathan: Well, everybody else we've bumped into has died. Why not you?
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52. Superman
5 movies were done. IMHO 3 good and 2 terrible. I liked the new one despite everyone saying it was too slow and there wasn't enough Superman. I thought it was still good despite being long. Kevin Spacey is just as good a Lex Luthor as Gene Hackman.

Lex Luthor: Why is the most diabolical leader of our time surrounding himself with total nincompoops?
Otis: I'm back, Mr. Luthor!
Lex Luthor: Yes, I was just talking about you.

Lex Luthor: [to Otis] Do you know why the number two hundred is so vitally descriptive to both you and me? It's your weight and my I.Q.
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51. Fifth Element
Interesting take on the future. Some things don't make much sense, but once you get into it, it's entertaining. Bruce Willis does his thing, Gary Oldman does his, and we are introduced to both Milla Jovovich and Chris Tucker in this movie.

[Father Cornelius and Ruby Rhod see a bomb stuck to the door]
Priest Vito Cornelius: It's a - it's a - it's a - it's a - it's a - it's a...
DJ Ruby Rhod: No no no no no no. 'Cuz if it was a bomb, the alarms would go off 'cuz all these hotels have bomb detectors, right?
[the alarms sound]
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