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Perfect Saturday afternoon film?

  • 27-06-2020 1:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 30,931 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    So what is your perfect Saturday/Sunday afternoon movie to watch when chilling at home?
    It's gotta be Jurassic Park....what a cracker of a film it has aged insanely well



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,311 ✭✭✭✭weldoninhio

    gmisk wrote: »
    So what is your perfect Saturday/Sunday afternoon movie to watch when chilling at home?
    It's gotta be Jurassic Park....what a cracker of a film it has aged insanely well

    Any Disney film, or 80s classic.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr

    All know it's Where Eagles Dare! or Kelly's Heroes or Escape to Victory.

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai. In fact, any of Lean's epics could qualify.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭Jimbob1977

    The Great Escape

    Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

    Dr. Zhivago

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,899 ✭✭✭El Gato De Negocios

    A Back to the Future / Goonies double header. Cannot bloody wait til my kids are old enough to watch them.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,948 CMod ✭✭✭✭The Black Oil

    With sport off weekend afternoons seem to be taken up by epics. Alas, I've not actually sat down and stayed glued to any, though I should.

    A few weeks ago I missed Empire of the Sun and wasn't aware it features a young Christian Bale.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,336 ✭✭✭Wombatman

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,168 ✭✭✭✭Tony EH

    Where Eagles Dare.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,222 ✭✭✭✭loyatemu

    any Connery or Moore Bond movie.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate

    Ice Station Zebra

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,558 ✭✭✭✭dreamers75

    The Longest Day

    I would like Hanks and Speilberg to remake that shot for shot.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,233 ✭✭✭Sonics2k

    Fellowship of the Ring for sure.

    It's aged so incredibly well, the effects area great and the acting is superb. Can happily just pop it on and enjoy it.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 11,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    One of those early/mid 1970s disaster flicks that were big in vogue at the time - like Towering Inferno, Earthquake or The Posiedon Adventure.

    Jaws (the 1975 original) on a Sunday evening. Or Escape To Victory, The Getaway, Coma, The Andromeda Strain, one of the Pink Panther films...

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 11,887 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    Who can forget Lisolette's fall to her death in 1974's The Towering Inferno?

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,457 ✭✭✭✭Kylta

    Any of the shreks

  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,168 ✭✭✭✭Zaph

    Has to be a classic war movie - Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Great Escape or The Dambusters.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate

    Mosquito Squadron, Battle of Britain

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,139 ✭✭✭PsychoPete

    Cool runnings

  • Registered Users Posts: 368 ✭✭maccydoodies


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  • Registered Users Posts: 133 ✭✭inajock

    Forest Gump

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,445 ✭✭✭Rodney Bathgate


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭byronbay2

    If you mean a family show, it's got to be Willy Wonka, the Gene Wilder version. Great story, great tunes, great gags.
    If you're talking about an older audience (but no profanity/blood/gun fights), my favourites would be: A Few Good Men, The Fugitive or In The Line Of Fire. Great plot, great script, great acting.

  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 6,884 Mod ✭✭✭✭Cherry Blossom

    War horse, Avatar or Men in Black

  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 8,683 Mod ✭✭✭✭mewso

    Anything with Doug McClure.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,759 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk

    Laurence of Arabia. Although I've never actually seen the whole thing. I'm going to watch all of it some day soon, or maybe split it in two.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭cml387

    It seemed a legal requirement to put on 633 Squadron on a Saturday afternoon a few years ago.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,038 ✭✭✭Ger Roe

    Try 'The Blue Max'.

    Epic WW1 air drama, filmed in Ireland in 1965, starring James Mason, George Peppard and Ursula Andress.

    It features real action flying of replica WW1 aircraft and was one of four 'flying films' made in Ireland between 1965 and 1970, where the Irish Army Air Corps provided pilots and technical support. All done without CGI, including the much acclaimed flight scene where civilian film pilot Derek Piggott flew under the narrow span of a railway viaduct bridge in Fermoy, with just four feet of clearance on each wing side.

    The era of the Irish Flying Flims came to a tragic end following some fatal accidents including in August 1970 when five people were killed in a mid air crash over Wicklow Harbour when a filming helicopter and a replica WWI aircraft collided while undertaking a sequence for the film 'Zeppelin' - 50 years ago,next month.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,398 ✭✭✭blue note

    I like those "nice" films are what I look for. Examples being The Dish, Eddie free Eagle, the fastest little Indian. Basically good stories well told, I'm not looking for deep thinkers.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,822 ✭✭✭billyhead

    Back to the future trilogy.