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    Sgt. At Arms Worf101's Avatar
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    What are your "Stop and Drop" movies?

    When I was chewing the fat with Doc Strange on Monday I asked him "what movies make you stop and drop"? "Stop and drop" is a term I made up for films that, if they're on when you pass the tube, are so compelling that you stop going where you're supposed to be going and drop whatever it is you're started doing. How many times have you gotten your coat on to go somewhere only to find yourself an hour later with your car keys in your hands and your husband, wife or kids screaming at you to "c'mon already"! My partial list is as follows.

    "Godfather I"
    "The Thing From Another World"
    "Red River"
    "Fort Apache"
    "They Were Expendable"
    "It's a Wonderful Life"
    "Conan The Barbarian"
    "Independence Day"
    "Starship Troopers"
    "Aliens" (best "rear guard" action ever filmed)
    "Band of Brothers"
    "The Pacific"
    "The Wire"
    "Game of Thrones"


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    Oldest join date recoveryone's Avatar
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    Guilty, but after being on this site for over a decade now and being educated in PQ, SQ and the rest of the lot from you bums. I sit and compare the PQ, and SQ more than just watch it being one of my favorite flicks. And HD has caused it to happen more often, for so many of the movies I have are on DVD.

    Mission Impossble I, II
    Enemy at the gate
    Bad Boys I.II
    Eagle Eye
    Minority Report
    Live Free Die Hard
    Rules of Engagement
    and about half from worf's list
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    Suspended Smokey's Avatar
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    Not too many movies since only have OTA, but some of TV shows are "Stop and Drop":

    Ask This Old House
    Kitchen Nightmares
    Car 54, Whare Are You
    King Of The Hill
    Hells Kitchen
    Antique Roadshow

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    High Noon
    Monsters INC.
    The Incredibles
    The Unforgiven
    12 O'Clock High
    Band of Brothers
    The Philadelphia Experiment
    The Green Mile

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    filet - o - fish Kam's Avatar
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    many of mine are already mentioned. the stop and drop movies for me are the ones i know so well that the second i see a frame of it, my mind already loads in whatever happened before so it's as if i've already seen the movie up to that point immediately. not that these are all great movies, just sayin'....

    The Usual Suspects
    Shawkshank Redemption
    Rocky 3
    Empire Strikes Back
    Star Wars (only if i tune in after they've left the bar, i can't watch that desecrated scene any more)
    Deep Blue Sea

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    Man of the People Forums Moderator bobsticks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam View Post
    Deep Blue Sea
    Lol, I love it. I thought I was the only one...

    -American Psycho
    -Resident Evil
    -most of Worf's list
    -pretty much anything with Hugh Grant, DeNiro, Pacino or Cameron Diaz...well, and Halle Berry but that's different.
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    I fell victim to this phenomenon the other day when I stumbled on American History X.

    My list would include:
    The Godfathers (all of em)
    Fight Club
    Back to the Future
    Sunset Boulevard
    Citizen Kane
    Saving Private Ryan
    Rock Star
    Pretty much any movie with Marky Mark in it.

    There's probably a lot more. Back in the day I was often held hostage by TBS when the bi-weekly showings of The Shawshank Redemption were going.

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    Caddyshack is a good pick along with Wise Guys and Johnny Dangerously

    Any of the Lord of the Rings movies and almost any old Clint Eastwood Western

    By the way, Clint is 82 today.

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