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Best Famous Movies

  • Notting Hill

    Notting Hill (PG-13, 1999)

    Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus
    Can a beautiful and internationally famous American actress find happiness with a frumpy British boo... read morekstore clerk? She can -- at least for a while, it seems -- in Notting Hill. William Thacker (played by Hugh Grant) is a bookseller at a shop in the Notting Hill district in West London, who shares a house with an eccentric Welsh friend, Spike (Rhys Ifans). One day, William is minding the store when in strolls Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), a lovely and well-known actress from the United States who is in London working on a film. She buys a book from William, and she is polite and charming in the way a famous actress would be with a star-struck sales clerk. Their relationship would logically end there, if William didn't run out a few minutes later to buy some juice. While dashing back to the shop, he bumps into Anna on the street, spilling juice all over her blouse. Since he lives nearby, William politely offers to let her stop by his house to clean up; since William seems harmless enough, Anna agrees. When Anna has to stop back to pick up a bag she left at William's house, they kiss -- just in time for Spike to show up. A romance slowly blooms as his friends and family (not to mention the world at large) wonder out loud what he's doing dating a movie star. Notting Hill reunites Hugh Grant with producer Duncan Kenworthy and screenwriter Richard Curtis, who previously worked together on the international hit Four Weddings And A Funeral. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb1526363679
      fb1526363679: gave a truly interesting story that made me ask the question "what would happen to my life after a famous actress fell in love with an average guy like me?" The plot is funny and well written all the
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • getshort78
      getshort78: . His life changes when into his bookstore walks American Anna Scott, arguably the most famous and attractive movie actress in the world. Against the odds, Anna and William become friends
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • atsophie
      atsophie: . Hugh and his family arent anything but normal and Julia playing a famous actress brings a down to earth quailty so it all touches close to home
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Gone With the Wind

    Gone With the Wind (G, 1939)

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel
    Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married... read more man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, on a then-astronomical 3.7-million-dollar budget, creating what would become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Gone With the Wind opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry "mealy mouthed" Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by roguish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered Scarlett: "We're bad lots, both of us." The movie's famous action continues from the burning of Atlanta (actually the destruction of a huge wall left over from King Kong) through the now-classic closing line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Holding its own against stiff competition (many consider 1939 to be the greatest year of the classical Hollywood studios), Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar). The film grossed nearly 192 million dollars, assuring that, just as he predicted, Selznick's epitaph would be "The Man Who Made Gone With the Wind." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist (R, 1973)

    Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, Jason Miller, Kitty Winn
    Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism i... read moren the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film's original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman's Oscar-winning sound work. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • odyseycastillo
      odyseycastillo: ssessed by demons, a young priest takes it upon himself to selflessly save her at the behest of her famous movie-star mother.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • kyleelye1
      kyleelye1: ssessed by demons, a young priest takes it upon himself to selflessly save her at the behest of her famous movie-star mother.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • natalielehigh20
      natalielehigh20: ossessed by demons, a young priest takes it upon himself to selfessly save her at the behest of her famous movie star mother
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Nine

    Nine (PG-13, 2009)

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman
    "Nine" is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guid... read moreo Contini as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, an American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother.
    • fb10111394
      fb10111394: You'll walk out of this movie hating men; and if you happen to be a man, that probably includes you
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • fb1327997091
      fb1327997091: Love this film best thing since moulin rouge, love the music the mass of famous film stars

      Great viewing cheers me up everytime
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • fb1059111779
      fb1059111779: Well a combination of shining stars. I can tell that the director tried quite hard already, unfortu
      Reviewed 4 years days ago