The Water Cooler – The Best Movie

February 21, 2014 12:00 pm · 47 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

What is the best movie you’ve seen in the past year?

Talk about it….

KAD February 21, 2014 at 12:12 PM

It is not a new movie, but I always watch Pretty Woman when I know it is on TV. Also, I like Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes.

I will enjoy hearing what new movies people liked.

The Mamba February 21, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Zero Dark Thirty

Felino February 21, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Custer’s Last Stand.

LOL really February 21, 2014 at 12:20 PM


just a concordian February 21, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Few movies make me go WOW anymore. But I enjoyed Byzantium.

Nick February 21, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I watched Tremors again and its just as good as when it first came out. I dont really watch the new garbage cookie cutter movies they make nowadays.

Clayton Pete February 21, 2014 at 12:39 PM

“Her”. Sweet, sad and wonderful. Much better than I expected it to be.

Idiocracy February 21, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Haven’t really seen anything ground breaking since Django Unchained. Been Really enjoying True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones on HBO though.

JET February 21, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Never saw it before, its not new but wow, what a great film! I think it won an Oscar back when it came out.

Bonnie February 21, 2014 at 1:20 PM

I fell in love with Disney’s Frozen.

Anon777 February 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM

The last few new movies I’ve seen sucked. I heard that Captain Phillips and Zero Dark Thirty are great, and another older movie highly recommended to me called Limitless with Bradley Cooper. So those are next on my list.

My all time favs:
Behind Enemy Lines – Owen Wilson
A Knights Tale – Heath Ledger

Midnight in Paris February 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Woody Allen’s movie

ClayDen February 21, 2014 at 1:44 PM

I can only recall seeing one movie in the last year, and it was something on TV that wasn’t very good (and was actually pretty stupid).

I think the best movie I’ve ever seen was 2001, A Space Odyssey.

just a concordian February 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM


True Detective is extremely good. It has just the right amount of darkness without being disgusting. But I am a bit unclear as to where they will go with this… Often I wonder whether Agent Co(ohle)per is going to pop out and tell us it was her daddy that killed Do(lau)ra. But I am dead hooked on it!

warbirds45 February 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Any movie with Tom Hanks

Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
The Green Mile

Steven King’s………. Christine!

Incognito February 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM

And oldie, but certainly a goodie: Shawshank Redemption – still at the top of my list as all-time favorite and best movies every made, I make a point of watching it no matter how many times I’ve seen it.

Recently saw Prisoners and The Wolverine, neither top my list as the best movies, but enjoyable, but then again, Hugh Jackman…. what’s not to enjoy!

Blink February 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

If you are asking for movies at theatre….
Saving Mr Banks…..wonderful insight in a movie that delights young at heart,
Had no idea about author of Mary Poppins

Patty February 21, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Sole Survivor

Gimli February 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Desolation of Smaug in 3D

Beacon February 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The older I get, the less original a new movie seems. I get a lot of enjoyment watching old movies that are new to someone else. I loved watching Groundhog Day with my kids a few weeks ago.

dilligafman February 21, 2014 at 2:29 PM


Dorothy February 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Enjoyed Saving Mr Banks, Desolation of Smaug (IMAX), and The Monuments Men.

Past movies I thought were great were Ben Hur (old and new versions), Gone With the Wind, and Sound of Music.

Oh yes, all Jane Eyre movies and made for TV versions, even the bad ones.

anon February 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I enjoyed Wolf of Wall Street. I now do drugs and try to scam peoples money. I also give speechs to my friends when we hang out to pump us up about partying.

Ted K., SuperMax February 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

The Godfather I, II, and III … a classic trilogy.

Cartoons February 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM

-The Secret World of Arrietty
-Up on Poppy Hill

Mark February 21, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Hobbit (Desolation of Smaug) in theater. African Queen on Netflix. Best show (also on Nexflix) is House of Cards. I heard The Butler was really good.

anon February 21, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Other People’s Lives. It is an outstanding movie with a great storyline about a Stasi investigator eavesdropping for the State (East Germany) on the life of a playwright. Very well acted with excellent character development and moving storyline.

Concord Mom February 21, 2014 at 3:39 PM

“The Sapphires” about a singing group during the Vietnam War, “Mud” a coming of age movie, and the family-friendly “Lego Movie.”

just a concordian February 21, 2014 at 3:44 PM


The Lives of Others is the actual title. Per Wikipedia,

LL February 21, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Lone Survivor

N.C. Biker February 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Lawrence of Arabia , hands down. Then, in
light of the Dali lamas visit, Seven years in Tibet.

Anno February 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

The movie choices explain a lot about the posts on other threads

EAST BAY VELO WORKS February 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Whoever said woody Allen movies. How can you support the works of a child molester? Anyway. Enemy and prisoners are great! Took kid to see lego movie. It was fun

Daniel Shays February 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Mr. Sasquatch February 21, 2014 at 4:38 PM

The Wolf of Wall Street.

Captain Bebops February 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM

“The Counselor” the unrated director’s cut. The theatrical version got panned but the director’s cut is available on Bluray and online streaming. I can’t imagine a word of dialog being cut just to please theater managers.

anon February 21, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Give Other People’s Lives a chance. It is wonderful to watch how the Stasi investigator changes as he monitors the lives of playwright and actress. Very apropos with recent international news stories.

ConcordMike February 21, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Saving Mr. Banks. Very interesting movie with a great ending.

Kevin February 21, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Life as a House.

Glen February 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Go Trabi Go #1.

an East German movie on youtube with subtitles. It takes place in 1990 after the wall went down. The story of a East German family and their trip to Italy in a cold war car called a Trabat for a vacation. It’s an insight to life of those people who began unification. There is some nudity. I have a crush on Rita, Udo’s wife.

Dr. Jellyfinger® February 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM

The night before last I saw a movie called “I Spit On Your Grave” That wasn’t the best movie I’ve seen this year, but I just think too many bad things happen in showers & bathtubs in movies.

I liked “The Nut Job” crime drama at it’s best.

Geddy Lee February 21, 2014 at 7:51 PM

American Hustle. I have to add I’m digging True Detective. All time favorite will always be The Road Warrior, a budget movie with Mel Gibson. It may not be obvious, but the motorcycle styling in the movie is actually current today, small fairing/blacked out look. Plus I love the old Kz’s !

BCuzItzClaycord February 21, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Dallas Buyers Club – Better than I thought it would be
Monuments Men – It has George Clooney….nothing more needs to be said

anon February 21, 2014 at 11:36 PM

@Just a Claycordian – TY for the correct title. It was listed as “Other People’s Lives” on the download we purchased but the title you have is correct. 🙂

Sean February 22, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Finding Forrester.

gasai yuno February 22, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Evangelion 3.0 you cannot redo best anime movie ever!!

Richard February 22, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Hachi:A Dog’s Tale

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