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Old 17th July 2018, 07:35 PM
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1. Suspiria (1977).
2. The Terminator (1984).
3. Coogan's Bluff (1968).
4. Witness (1985).
5. Rocky 4 (1985).
6. Crocodile Dundee (1986).
7. The Hills Have Eyes (1977).
8. First Blood (1982).
9. Body Double (1984).
10. Cannibal Ferox (1981).
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Old 17th July 2018, 10:06 PM
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Kate and Leopold
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I'm surprised Nos didn't add that to his list
I've never seen it!
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I've never seen it!
Your lucky Nos, my Mrs went through a Hugh Jackman phase after watching Van Helsing, longest 2 hours of my life ever
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Old 18th July 2018, 10:11 AM
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Your lucky Nos, my Mrs went through a Hugh Jackman phase after watching Van Helsing, longest 2 hours of my life ever
And yet you put it in your top ten.

I like Kate and Leopold. It's a charming romantic comedy with time travel elements. It would fit nicely in with comedies from the forties.
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Old 18th July 2018, 10:41 AM
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Bananas
Sleeper
Legally blonde
Blast from the past
Mean girls
Pleasantville
Romy and michelles high school reunion
Freeway
Texas chainsaw massacre
Overboard
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Old 23rd July 2018, 10:28 PM
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FISH OUT OF WATER FILMS
  1. Withnail & I – included for the "We've come on holiday by mistake" section of the film in which the two titular characters are out of place in the Lake District.
  2. Some like It Hot – one of the greatest comedies and extremely funny because of Tony Curtis' impression of Cary Grant,the wonderful blend of slapstick and wordplay.
  3. North by Northwest – speaking of Cary Grant, with him playing an advertising executive thrust into the world of international espionage.
  4. The Wicker Man – Sgt Howie is in a completely alien environment, one that doesn't recognise his authority as a policeman, believes in the reincarnation of people as animals, and treats his religion as a curiosity. The reason for him being in this strange location seems straightforward at the beginning, but once his presence on the island is fully explained, the terror is probable.
  5. The Gold Rush – a bit different, but Chaplin's classic is about a down on his luck Tramp who really has no business in the snowy wilderness with hard and miners.
  6. Army of Darkness – deserving of its place on my list for many reasons including lines like "This is my broomstick" and the confusion over how exactly to say "Klaatu Barada Nikto"
  7. The Third Man – perhaps the greatest British film ever made and one where Joseph Cotten is a great fish out of water in post-war Vienna, with the city alien ageing him as much as the military and those who know his mysterious friend, Harry Lime.
  8. Splash – I adore this delightful romantic comedy with star turns from Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and John Candy and it comes closer than any other on the list to literally being a film about a fish out of water!
  9. Back to the Future – only the second time travel film on my list and another which introduces comedy by accentuated of the main character's knowledge of the future though, this time, determined not to interfere with anything in a way which jeopardises his own existence. The performances, soundtrack, dialogue and direction are all great.
  10. Barton Fink – a superb film by the Coen brothers which often seems to fly under the radar, the nightmarish imagery and wonderful performances by John Turturro and John Goodman, with Turturro's book-ish playwright thrust into a hell of writer's block and murder.
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Old 24th July 2018, 09:33 AM
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Thanks to all those who contributed a list of their favourite 'Fish Out Of Water' films. It shows the definition can be applied to an multitude of different films from all sorts of different genres I could probably have made a top 50!

This week, could you focus on those films where the principal character (or characters) actions are driven by revenge rather than any other motivating factor?

REVENGE FILMS

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Old 24th July 2018, 12:07 PM
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Revenge
Straw dogs almost made it but its not really about revenge on reflection....

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Old 24th July 2018, 12:22 PM
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The exterminator
Death wish
Death wish 2
Sudden impact
Blastfighter
Once opon a time in the west.
Gladiater
The crow
Carrie
Conan the barbarian
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