Fun Movies You Think Are Great
Of course, not ALL of it has to be fun, or great news...
I usually can't find good "fun movies", but someone recommended it, and when I saw it, I knew I struck gold with "Il Sorpasso"
The Flamingo Kid (84) had a great cast and a terrific story. It’s one of those forgotten movies that should have attained cult status by now.
A poor High School graduate from Brooklyn takes a decent gig as a cabana boy at a wealthy Long Island beach resort against the advice of his hard working, blue collar Dad played by the always excellent Hector Elizondo.
The Kid, played by the great Matt Dillon has to juggle his humble upbringing and the high stakes world of the well to do and somehow make it all work…He works hard, falls in love with a really beautiful girl, learns that the wealthy club members are as screwed up as anybody else and gains a great respect for his humble, decent father.
It’s really quite a good, fun movie and a small portion of it, at the fun park, was filmed in Yonkers.
Check it out👍
I always liked Matt Dillon, especially his early days. I'll keep my eye out for this. Thanks!share
Plus it was so much fun to see Richard Crenna taken down by Jessica Walters cabana boy.share
Police Story with Jackie Chanshare
O C & STIGGS
took me a while to click with the flow, but now it's a personal favorite. it sort of mocks teen movies, while being original enough to have some fun/funny moments.
So many famous people hiding in this, im just posting the IMDB
jon cryer, cynthia nixon, dennis hopper....
it helps to regress back into your immature younger state to manage a watch. I watched it older, and learned to enjoy it!
A Knight's Tale (2001) - perfect in every way.share
The Duellists (1977)
It’s Ridley Scott’s first big directing gig and based on a novella by Joseph ‘Heart Of Darkness’ Conrad.
It tells the story of two officers in the French Army during the Napoleanic Wars who have a minor disagreement that leads to a series of bloody duels over the following years. Kieth Carradine seems to wish to avoid nonsensical duels of honor but Harvey Keitel is absolutely hidebound and ‘demands satisfaction’ of the violent kind.
It’s really very good and exciting with great sets, beautiful landscapes and a fine story, supposedly based on real events.
Sounds interesting. And it's fun? Black comedy?share
Oh, I misunderstood. It’s not a comedy but it is an interesting, amusing character study of two very different men who dislike each other but are constantly in each other’s orbit due to their shared sense of honor and duty.
Carradine is a hesitant duelist and is a bit pompous and upper crust. He’d like the wars to end so he can go back to his posh estate.
Keitel is a thug and he’s only really good at war and nothing else. Give him booze, a game of dice and a hooker and he’ll March off to wherever he’s told.
ETA: the trailer is on YouTube.
I've tried to look up what ETA means (edited to attention?) but I'll check out the trailer. Thanks!share
ETA=edited to add.
After I posted I thought to mention the trailer is on YouTube so I edited the post.
FWIW, it sometimes shows up on free streaming platforms. I can't remember which sites but I found it by way of Yidio.share
Thanks, I’d really like to see it again sometime.
I like that there were some female characters of note but they were secondary to these two men that felt compelled to engage in bloody clashes every time they ran into each other. It was a good study of the Male need to show courage and physical prowess even as the circumstances and history of their grudge became very murky and a bit ludicrous.
It focuses almost entirely on an ideal masculine psychology and offers no apology, it’s not a movie they’d make today in my opinion.
Absolutely fantastic!!!! 👍👍👍👍
Short arse. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Define fun. Are we talking Home Alone (1990), Addams Family Values (1993), Clueless (1995), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) or Rush Hour (1998), coz I consider all those fun, and yet they're all very different movies. And those are just my 90s fave fun movies.share