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06-11-2006, 08:52 AM
Here are two of my favorite movies I would recommend if you havn't seen them.
(kind of related to hunting/outdoor adventure)

The Ghost and the Darkness.

Last of the Dogmen.

Anyone with other favorites???

06-11-2006, 06:39 PM
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) a true classic

06-11-2006, 07:46 PM
The Big White Flag

French war Movie (subtitles)

06-11-2006, 07:52 PM
Dances with Wolves.

Cool muleskinner in it, he's a hoot.....

06-11-2006, 08:10 PM
Lonesome Dove (all three chronicles) not really hunting related.

Jeremiah Johnson

The Mountain Men

Tom Selleck westerns

William Clunie
06-12-2006, 05:43 AM
Clint Eastwood's, "White Hunter, Black Heart." Excellent movie about the passion of hunting.

06-12-2006, 06:58 AM
Hombre, Paul Newman

06-12-2006, 08:09 AM
'Encino Man', with Brendon Fraser.

It's about a Hunter-Gatherer who is resurected in the Modern Age.

06-12-2006, 10:30 AM
My annoying hunting buddy has practically every line from the "Mountain Men" memorized. He wears us out on every trip with his perfectly timed quotes.

Lonesome Dove is absolutely great. The book is even better.

Ditto on any Tom Selleck western. Same thing for anything with ol' Ben Johnson or Sam Elliot in it. Makes "The Sacketts" great x 3.

Best John Wayne movie - The Cowboys.

06-12-2006, 01:29 PM
Dang-almost deleted the topic thinking it might not have been a good one.
Nothing like a classic!!!

06-12-2006, 06:54 PM
Quigley Down Under - gotta love the big Sharps and the music is classic. Tom Selleck at his best.

Most Clint Eastwood westerns - The Outlaw Josey Wales is probably my favorite - a buddy and I have most of the lines memorized and put them to good use.

06-13-2006, 07:05 AM
THE bestline to memorize from Josey Wales is how to spit tobacco like that. What style! That one is defintely up there too.

06-13-2006, 11:45 AM
Out of Africa
Jeremiah Johnson
Dances with Wolves

Dale Lindsley
06-13-2006, 12:01 PM
"Silverado", "Will Penny" and let's not forget "Open Range".

06-13-2006, 03:42 PM
A few of my favorites that come to mind are:

Braveheart - THE best movie ever.
The Last of the Mohicans
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
Full Metal Jacket
Shindler's List
Dances With Wolves
Legends of the Fall
Full Metal Jacket
We Were Soldiers
Jerimiah Johnson
Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Big Jake
True Grit
Rooster Cogburn
The Cowboys
Paint Your Wagon
The Man from Snowy River (and The Return of)
Indiana Jones (trilogy)
The Sound of Music
Wall Street
Trading Places
The Game
Jerry McGuire
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Godfather(s)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
The Wedding Crashers

Dennis in VA
06-13-2006, 05:01 PM
Bushcraft, quit hoggin' all the titles /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Here are a few that slipped by his list....

Cool Hand Luke
Falling Down
The Shawshank Redemption
Happy Gilmore
Forrest Gump
American Graffiti
Deathwish (all of them)
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Last of his Tribe
The Professional
To Kill a Mocking bird
Cape Fear (the original)
Sgt York
The Transporter
The General's Daughter
Michael (Travolta plays an Angel)

06-13-2006, 05:50 PM
There are some interesting movies listed above I have not seen. I'll also go with all the true classic Clint Eastwood and Tom Selleck Westerns, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen....
Individual titles; On Any Sunday, Jeremiah Johnson, Jerry McGuire, Falling Down, Hoffa, Tombstone, City Slickers, Billy Jack, Vanishing Point, Paridise Alley and others.
Spirit Of The Wild

06-13-2006, 07:18 PM
Best flying movies:
Apollo 13
Battle of Britain (original soundtrack, Collector's Ed.)
The Great Waldo Pepper

Best Abn movie:
A Bridge Too Far

Best Manly Men Doing Manly Deeds Movies:
Master and Commander

Best humorous crime movie:
Jackie Brown ("That's the Steyr AUG. Steyr Aug is a bad motherf*%&er. It's made in Austria!"

Best twisted vision movie:
Blue Velvet

Steven Berglund
06-13-2006, 07:40 PM
My latest favorites.

The Guru
The Station Agent

Comedy with a pinch of drama...

06-14-2006, 07:36 AM
Ditto on To Kill a Mockingbird or anything with Gregory Peck in it. In my opinion probably the greatest American actor ever. A class act.

one-eyed Bob
06-14-2006, 04:23 PM
Be sure to see Cross of Iron (Das Boot on land) and Body Heat (das booty)!

06-15-2006, 06:10 AM
Watched "Last of the Mohicans" on HBO last night again. I love that guy with the weapon that looks like a gun stalk. Does anybody know what the name of that is?

06-15-2006, 07:30 AM
Saw Mohicans last night too. The weapon you are asking about is just a pretty common type of warclub. I don't think it has a special name, but I'm not sure. I know the Sioux also used a version almost like the one in that movie. I've seen them in books as well as several museums including the Cody museum. Not something I'd care to get whacked with.

06-15-2006, 08:16 AM
The Iroguois made a ball-type warclub by tying an overhand knot in a sapling, then letting the tree grow for several years before cutting it and shaping the club. Quite a skull-cracker.

My favorites include:

The Mountain Men
The Last of the Mohicans
Dances With Wolves (extended edition)
We Were Soldiers
Jerimiah Johnson
The Cowboys
Paint Your Wagon
Twelve o'Clock High
Strategic Air Command (great aerial photography)
western character studies (Will Penny, Conager, Quigley Down Under, among others
The Rambo trilogy
The Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended edition)
Battle of Britan
The Longest Day
The Star Trek movies
The Vikings
Orca (this one is total fiction concerning the characteristics of the orca, but has magnificent orca cinematography and nice music)
The Alamo
the Conan trilogy (favorite scene is the opening, forging and shaping the sword)

06-15-2006, 04:29 PM
Wizards (animated and reasonably short) and Cat Ballou. I tend to like funny. As actors whose movies I generally enjoy I go with Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood.

06-15-2006, 07:28 PM
How about an old Charles Bronson classic chase; Breakheart Pass?

Iron Will
Jeremiah Johnson
Lonesome Dove
Tremors ,II, III...

06-15-2006, 10:01 PM
I cannot believe that no-one has posted 'The Magnificent Seven'! Possibly the greatest western ever.
Taras Bulba (another men doing manly things movie)
Das Boot.
A Bridge too Far.
The Frogmen (an old B&W NCDT flick)

Cheers, Dave.

Dave R.
06-16-2006, 06:10 AM
Brave Heart...High Plains Drifter...A River Runs Through it.


06-16-2006, 08:38 AM
I have to agree,

Lonsome Dove ----- At the top of the list--------
Jeremiah Johnson
Tom Horn
Quigley Down Under
The Missouri Breaks
Big Jake
The Cowboys
The Shawshank Redemption
True Grit

I'm sure theres more but these are the ones that come to mind..

06-16-2006, 10:30 AM
Band of Brothers (not really a movie, but good)
Saving Private Ryan
Legends of the Fall

Dave R.
06-16-2006, 06:18 PM
Also...The Bridge over River Kwai....

06-16-2006, 09:06 PM
That warclub in "Last of the Mohicans" was made from a broken rifle stock. The club and other edged weapon props were written up in "Blade" or "Knives Illustrated" at the time the movie was in release. Can't recall the maker.
Mohican is a magnificent film...and chicks dig it!

06-16-2006, 09:21 PM
Hey, Nobody mentioned 'Animal House'! /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif A classic.........

06-19-2006, 07:08 PM
Animal House, Is that related to hunting? How about the westerns? Yeah, why not...

Randy....Forgot about Charles Bronson, good choice!

06-19-2006, 07:25 PM
Haven't posted a reply on this thread until now because you gents were all doing such a fine job w/o my input. Great list of films.

But had to share that I just got a DVD copy of Jeremiah Johnson for Father's Day --- does my daughter know what daddy likes or what!

Anyone seen the film Dersu Uzala? Russian (with subtitles) film about a Siberian native hunter teaching lessons on living in the bush (and about life in general) to an army officer. I really enjoyed it.

06-19-2006, 07:52 PM
Here's a few more with nuthin' ta do with hunting.

Will Penny
In Pursuit of Honor
Gods and Generals
John Q.
8 seconds
A Christmas Story (you'll shoot out yer eye ) /images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif
The Sandlot

06-23-2006, 02:59 PM
lessee...if i was stranded on a desert island ...

..in no real order

Tom Horn
Hombre (how are you gonna get down that hill?)
The Undefeated (windage & elevation ma'am)
The Shootist
Quigley (didn't say I COULDNT use a pistol)
Tombstone (i'm your huckleberry)
Butch & Sundance ( ...the fall will kill ya)
Magnificent Seven
The Mtn Men (notlost..confused for a mnth or so)
The Hunter
Lonesome Dove
300 Spartans
Legends of the Fall
Animal House
Get Shorty

06-23-2006, 11:37 PM
How about "Caddyshack". Should qualify as a hunting movie. Bill Murray as a "varmint hunter".
Know most of the lines by heart, but laugh my butt off every time I watch it.

06-24-2006, 08:56 AM

06-26-2006, 06:48 PM
Deliverance, I took up archery and bowfishing after seeing it,(the book was great to).

06-28-2006, 05:41 AM
You guys pretty much covered it, but i didn't see A River Runs Through It...a definite notable in the world of outdoor appreciation. Poetic in many ways.

06-28-2006, 06:17 PM
What? Am I the only one who likes Unforgiven?

Clint's finest work.

"We've all got it coming"

06-28-2006, 06:20 PM
One flick that kinda passes unnoticed but is very good is "Ronin".

Just rented it from Netflix last Sunday.

06-28-2006, 07:22 PM
I can't believe someone didn't mention "The Wild Bunch"

06-28-2006, 07:33 PM
and "The Patriot" or "Savior"

06-29-2006, 12:31 AM
G'day Cleve

I first saw Derzu Usala about 30 years ago at the theatre and was really in awe of what a good movie it was. I learnt a lot from that film, and about a year ago I saw it on DVD. Still great

06-29-2006, 09:48 AM
I neglected to mention when I originally posted about Dersu Usala that it was directed my Akira Kurusawa -- of Seven Samurai fame (amongst many others).
Davey mentioned The Magnificent Seven on his excellent list above and I loved that one too. Interestingly it is an American remake of Seven Samurai. My favorite line is James Coburn's dry comment after he knocks the bandito off the horse at 100+ yards with his six-shooter that it wasn't the best shot, but the worst -- "I was aiming for the horse."

powder river 2
06-29-2006, 06:40 PM
Jeremiah Johnson
Broken Trail (saw the first part but missed the second...doggone it!)
Open Range
The Cowboys
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Pale Rider
The Unforgiven (right on, GSV45--never did Clint look more p.o.ed than when he came into the bar!)
Outlaw Joey Wales
The Magnificent Seven
True Grit
Blazing Saddles (remember Mongo around the campfire!)
Last of the Mohicans
Deliverance (no pig jokes, okay)
The Shootist
Six Easy Pieces
Tombstone (Why, Johnny Ringo...)
A Man Called Horse
Dances With Wolves
--the one about Hugh Glass...Richard Harris was the actor, I believe--forgot the title--
The White Buffalo (Where did Chuck get those shades?)

beta male
06-30-2006, 02:58 AM
Well, this thread is ramblin. Don't forget The Seven Samurai. A bit of trivia: The Japanese director for 7 Samurai saw many American westerns and was inspired to make The Seven Samurai. This movie then inspired the making of The Magnificent Seven. Very Zen, eh.

07-06-2006, 01:20 PM
Fight Club, Lock Stock & 2 smokin barrels, Snatch.

Not really a 'movie', but time well wasted - Alone in the Wilderness. Almost pack my bags everytime I see it.