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You probably have a favorite movie. What movie(s) did your mom, dad or both of them like best?

My mother liked Chaplin's Modern Times while my dad liked Singin' in the Rain.
there were a few...but mom liked "ghost" and cried every time she watched the clay sculpting scene and dad loved "das boot"
eli1601 · 70-79, M
Mother - Gone With the Wind
Father - Cagney's gangster movies. Maybe White Heat or Angels With Dirty Faces
RenFur · 70-79, M
@eli1601

Cagney - very watchable actor. Both of the movies you mentioned are favorites. He had some range, too... witness Yankee Doodle Dandy.
Iwillwait · M
Not sure.
My Mother loved Jurassic Park
My Father is into anything with a gun.
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Iwillwait

...[i]anything with a gun.[/i] 😂
Longpatrol · 31-35, M
I never got to find out my mom's favourite film, but my dad's is Apocalypse Now
Carla · 61-69, F
Mom was a stickler for musicals. Singing in the rain was one of her favorites.
My dad liked bond films.
They used to take us to the drive-in. I only remember "cleopatra". I ended up going to sleep in the rear window legde(remember those?)
The last film they saw together was "the graduade".
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Carla

You must've been tiny!

My sister, parents and I saw the early 1950s version of Samson and Delilah (at my fervent urging!) at a drive-in in cottage country (Ontario) in the 1960s. They hated it but I loved it when Samson brought down the temple LOL

How many time have YOU seen Woodstock???
Carla · 61-69, F
@RenFur oh geeze...i don't even know. More than a couple.
Pulled this one out of the vault for ya:

Both great films.
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
Roots - both parents
Yentl - mom
The Way We Were - mom
Colour Purple - both parents
Fiddler on the Roof - both parents
The Jazz Singer - mom
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Jenny1234

That's quite a list of rich, intense viewing :D

Would you have liked to have seen Zero Mostel (from the 1964 Broadway cast of Fiddler) in the lead?
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
@RenFur well I completely misread the original post. I thought it asked for my parents’ favourite movies! I guess I need new glasses
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Jenny1234

Doh! I lost track of what I meant - not you. Sorry about that.
hunkalove · 61-69, M
I don't recall my parents ever mentioning movies. Or music. Or books. Or anything interesting. I learned at an early age to keep a careful distance from them.
blackarcher256 · 61-69, M
Mom -Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Dad - In the Heat of the Night
RenFur · 70-79, M
@blackarcher256

Your dad's favorite is one of mine, too... the scene where Tibbs slaps the bigot in his own greenhouse being the most memorable.
blackarcher256 · 61-69, M
@RenFur That’s one of the best scenes in the movie!

My dad grew up black in rural Mississippi. Born in 1914, he experienced Jim Crow and prejudice that was perhaps the worst in America. So I think that movie….seeing a well spoken…well dressed….assertive black man…stand up to the bigotry, really resonated.
RenFur · 70-79, M
@blackarcher256

Pretty soon all of the survivors of that era right up to the relatively recent 60s will be gone so we'll have to rely on the history books to... wait, what? The history books? One day it'll surely be what history books??
JSul3 · 70-79
My Dad's favorite movie was Laura.
I have no idea what movie was my Mother's favorite.
RenFur · 70-79, M
@JSul3

What do you think of Laura?
JSul3 · 70-79
@RenFur Good film noir.
I’m not sure what either of theirs were. My dad really liked cowboy movies. My mom liked Filipino comedies.
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Colonelmustardseed

There's a Gary Cooper/Walter Brennan movie from long ago called The Westerner. Your dad probably saw that. It's not your average western - Cooper was never more "Cooperish" and Brennan was at his best.
Bignakedguy · 31-35, M
Probably it’s a mad mad mad mad world
Bignakedguy · 31-35, M
@RenFur I was just thinking about Bob Hope just now, that’s funny. As much as I love the cast we got for the movie- I think that would be an all star cast. Lucille Ball would probably take Ethel Mermen’s role.
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Bignakedguy

Lucy would've been great in that role, too.
Ever watch Carol Burnett reruns? Harvey Korman plays a similar character named Mrs Marcus in a long-running skit called As The Stomach Turns.

Bignakedguy · 31-35, M
@RenFur Oh she’s another funny one. I liked her Norma Desmond. It was so silly [image]
Blondily · F
My mom liked Star Wars
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Blondily

I am Not kidding you - - - last night (out of the blue) I started saying "May the 4th" over and over again (in my head) until it came to me how significant that date was.
Blondily · F
@RenFur It never met anything to me until my mom died. May is a beautiful time of year yet my dad died years before mom same month!🤔
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Blondily

May the fourth is so close to May the force - - It is a very beautiful time of the year.
Mum - John Wayne/cowboy westerns.
Dad.. ice station zebra - is the only answer he ever gives
Havesomefun2 · 56-60, M
Blues Brothers is my all time favourite
RenFur · 70-79, M
@Havesomefun2

What helps is the bond Belushi and Aykroyd had in real life. As good a comic duo as there ever was.
Havesomefun2 · 56-60, M
@RenFur so very true plus they did a few albums together
Mom liked The Color Purple. Pop likes In The Heat of The Night.
Great movies, my Dad also loved Singing in the Rain, my mother however loves Sound of Music.

 
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