What movie is simply magical to you, no matter how popular or unpopular it may be?

  1. I saw Hook and Mouse Hunt as a kid during Christmas time and so those have both the residual child and Christmas magic going for em. I also will never not feel in awe of Titanic. That opening scene with the first shot of the Titanic and the swelling music.

  2. I heard that Spielberg said Hook is his least favorite movie that he's made. Also that he wishes he had CGI when he was making it, instead of the sets... no dude, Hook is amazing, and CGI would have ruined it. I loved the kind of giant kids playset feeling of the forest/pirate town sets!

  3. Treasure Planet. Beautiful backgrounds, interesting character designs, seamless blend of 2D and 3D that was way ahead of its time, and a fun melding of past and futuristic.

  4. My son loved that movie! I thought it was a clever adaptation of Treasure Island and I never understood why it wasn’t more popular.

  5. Dangit, Jim I'm an astronomer, not a doctor. I mean I am a doctor, but not that kind of doctor I have a doctorate it's not the same thing, you can't help people with a doctorate you just sit there and you're useless!

  6. Dunno if it's been mentioned already but Ever After (1999), there's something super magical and special about it's storyline and the genuine love between the main characters. Also, I'm a sucker for Cinderella.

  7. This movie is perfect. I’ve never really liked the whole fairy tail genre tbh, but this movie nails it. Both the prince and Cinderella have depth of character and they have a bit of a “pride and prejudice” type relationship which I like in this context far more than I actually enjoyed in any P&P movie I’ve ever seen for some reason. Possible because it is in fact billed as “fairy tale”. Both are changed by their relationship in all the ways a good relationship should change you. Plus for some reason Leonardo DaVinci shows up and who wouldn’t love that!!

  8. My favourite part is when Henry shows up to rescue her, and she’s already rescued herself. She didn’t need Henry, she was capable and complete on her own, she just loved him and wanted him in her life.

  9. Being the older brother to a sister that was obsessed with this movie I had to play the "uh this movie is stupid, i can't believe your watching it again" roll. (Dont know why)........I fucking love this movie and always have. Cant wait till my little girl (2) is a a couple years older so we can enjoy the shit out of it together. Lol

  10. This is one of my favourite films, I’m so glad someone else thinks so too. The casting was perfect and the soundtrack of the opening and the end is so magical it’s overwhelming.

  11. My wife still has it in heavy rotation along with Pride and Prejudice and A Knight's Tale.

  12. Came here to mention this one. In high school I was super SUPER into Star Trek: TNG and also DS9 and Voyager, and my parents took me to a con for my 16th birthday. Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn were presenting, and I had the hugest celeb crush on Frakes. It was some of the most fun I've ever had. Fast forward to the year 1999, and I've since been to two more cons, and Galaxy Quest comes out. My parents and I see it in theatres. It was magical. I laughed myself sick and loved every minute of it, and to this day it is my favorite movie of all time. I really appreciate the sense of love you get from the people who made it - they understand and appreciate both the fandom and the source material, and their parody was both respectful *and* a ton of fun.

  13. This movie was anchored in my childhood. I re-watched it recently and was instantly reminded how comforting Mrs. Brisby's voice was. Great movie

  14. Secondhand Lions. Cheesy and heavy-handed at times, but well-cast and heartwarming. A wonderful combination of coming-of-age and classic adventure storytelling, with a healthy dose of whimsy and wholesome life lessons. Plus, Berkeley Breathed (of Bloom County & Opus) drew the comics that adult Walter has in his studio in the intro/epilogue.

  15. “How ‘bout I beat your butt right now?” “How ‘bout I draw a line down the middle of your head so it looks like a butt?”

  16. The best scene is when they drink the magic tonic. When they’re all in the elevator together and start to get the “I feel awesome” effect. Cheers me up every time I watch it. What a great movie.

  17. Practical Magic. No matter how old it is and how cheesy the story, I still love it and get pulled in every time.

  18. I live a few miles from where it was filmed, I honestly love it. The town they filmed it in pretty much looks the same still, it's like walking into the "feeling " of the movie.

  19. Just rewatched it recently. I've also been listening to a lot of movie critic youtube channels over the last couple of years, so I've got this dull awareness of what you have to do in order to make a movie.

  20. How to Train Your Dragon (actually the entire series). Test Drive and Forbidden Frienship are beautiful scores mixed with the visuals.

  21. BeetleJuice Its one of my favourite movies ever made. It's really hard to explain how it influenced me but it really is a magical movie. Thank you now I'm going to watch it once again! If you never saw Beetlejuice you must. It is truly a magnificent movie.

  22. My all time favorite movie. I freaking love it, still, every time. Swore I was going to name my future daughter Lydia for years. (I didn't, 8 year old me would be so disappointed)

  23. I get chills every time Prince Edward relieves him from the stocks and knights him. Such a perfect scene

  24. It’s honestly one of the very few examples of a movie adaptation being better than the book.

  25. the date I took with me to see it in theaters spent the whole time on her phone... We never went out again, but Stardust and I meet up occasionally for a most magical evening

  26. A movie so ahead of its time! In terms of box office it did well but it deserved to do much better. For its time, Stardust manages to go against the grain on so many topics without shoving it in your face. Also, I didn’t realize until watching it a few weeks ago how star studded it is (Henry Cavill, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Mark Strong, Ian McKellan, David Williams, Ricky Gervais, etc.).

  27. Yes! That bone/rune throwing/stabby/slow mo scene still gets me. And what a soundtrack. And michelle pfieffer. And de Niro. Like. Just wow.

  28. Empire Records and Labyrinth! I could probably watch those every day for the rest of my life and never get sick of them

  29. Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork.

  30. As you can see from the responses here, one of the most quotable movies ever made, right up there with Pulp Fiction and Tombstone.

  31. “You stole from my kin!!!” “Who was fixin to betray us!” “You didn’t know that at the time” “So I borrowed it till I did know!” “THAT DONT MAKE NO SENSE” “It’s a fool who looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart” I could quote this entire movie but this exchange absolutely lives rent free in my mind, and it pops into my head at least once a week.

  32. My older sister let me watch it when she was babysitting me when I was about 12. It immediately went in my rotation of 5 films with the Labyrinth, Neverending story, Goonies and Flight of the navigator.

  33. Starship troopers. The sudden change from lighthearted (if concerning) high school love triangle drama to terrifying warzone is done just expertly. Not just that, but the sheer scale of some scenes with the number of armored up extras is absolutely insane.

  34. Man I want more of the fairyland he built. Like that man must pls do a movie of The Hazelwood book or something from Holly Black or Patricia Briggs. More monstrous fairies with cool lore pls.

  35. Armageddon. My favorite movie of all time even though it may be the most scientificly inaccurate movie of all time.

  36. Keanu Reeves mentioned this character as the one he’d reprise first from all that he’d played . Unrelated, I showed this movie to a best bud, who’s a priest. He didn’t like it. LOL.

  37. that movie was so good. I get why comic book fans didn't like it because it did not portray DC's Constantine very accurately but it did a fantastic job of building its own in-movie universe narrative and I think it deserves a sequel, because canon Constantine lives on in the DC animated universe.

  38. Can I add that Roger Ebert's review of the film is a must-read companion piece to enjoying the film.

  39. This is basically my immediate answer to this question. I adore this movie with all my heart and it makes me so sad that it’s not more well known. The visuals of this film, especially that it was all shot on location, are unrivaled.

  40. I babysat two kids the summer after this came out, and we watched this movie every damn day. Never got sick of it, still love it today.

  41. Had a teacher show us this in school. Everybody groaned when we found out we were going to watch a snooze fest.

  42. We take Pete's car, we drive over to mum's, we go in, take care of Philip - "I'm so sorry, Philip" - then we grab mum, we go over to Liz's place, hole up, have a cup of tea and wait for this whole thing to blow over.

  43. This is my answer too! It's silly, exciting, and romantic. The whole movie is a smoke show, too. Young me was like, "Ok... I need to pick my character crush: Imhotep, O'Connell, or the swarthy Medjay." (Long pause) "Why not all three?"

  44. Yes! I absolutely love the that scene where the mummy screams at him then he screams back and shoots him with a shotgun.. classic.

  45. The Land Before Time. Only the first one though! I was obsessed with this movie as a kid, since I loved dinosaurs. That scene with Little Foot and his mum gets me every time :,(

  46. Hunchback is probably my favorite Disney film. Like you said, the animation is great. There's a fantastic use of color in this film, and has some of the best framed shots out there (Frollo on the steps of Notre Dame, Esmeralda looking at the stained glass, any shot with Quasimodo above the city). The soundtrack never fails to give me shivers. The Almost every single song has amazing tonal and key shifts - often bouncing from a major key and uplifting tone, to plummeting into darkness and dripping with animosity, or starting shy and apprehensive and swelling into triumph. Mixing in actual hymns and Latin lyrics into the soundtrack was chef's kiss.

  47. Love that movie! Was so mindblown when I thought the voice of Howl sounded familiar and realized it was Christian Bale. Just didn’t seem like a movie he’d be a part of but he was perfect for it

  48. When I went to see it in the cinema a few years ago I damn near started crying at that scene. Even after watching it a hundred times over, it never loses its magic and the bigger screen just magnified it.

  49. Great movie. But I made the mistake of having my wife watch it shortly after her dad died. I... somehow forgot that was a huge part of the movie.

  50. “I’m malicious mean and scary, my face can curdle dairy, and violence wise, my hands aren’t the cleanest but despite my evil look, my temper and my hook... I’ve also ways yearned to be a concert pianist”

  51. Blade. Just the first one -- too many people conflate or confuse it with the rest of the trilogy.

  52. So many quick references to women’s struggles. The scene where all of the wives are terrified that the telegram is for them. The Black girl catching the baseball with her bare hand, and her confident smile where she knows the white girls missed out by excluding them.

  53. Jurassic Park. I know its a popular movie to begin with, but I absolutely adore it. Im 17, so Ive never had the chance to see it in theaters on the big screen, and thats one of the things I wish for the most. Im not sure what about makes me like it so much, I just do.

  54. The Neverending Story. Found myself watching that shit on repeat for the longest time. It’s really good and holds great memories and a special place in my heart (but we don’t talk about the sequel...)

  55. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The ending seals it for me especially after learning it happened only because they had no money.

  56. I assumed everyone loved this movie like I did, but when I started talking about it to some coworkers a few years back, they all scoffed and said it was terrible. I was shocked.

  57. The CBC Anne of Green Gables miniseries/movie; turns me into putty. The book is just better-than-average series fiction for tweens, the movie is magic.

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