Must see movies of all times?

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  1. elegant20

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    Which do you recommend highly and why? :cool:
     
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    The Dark Knight (2008):

    One of the best scripted movies I've ever seen. It compares with great crime movies, although it is a comic book movie. 8 Oscar Nominations (not including Best Picture or Director though), won 2, made over 1 billion dollars worldwide and will stand the test of time. The acting was top notch but really, the story telling and direction are what make this movie not only a blockbuster but a smart, well crafted piece of work. It appeals to the die hard fans, the popcorn movie watchers and the film critics and it's tougher than it sounds to appeal to just about everyone. This is why filmmakers make movies.

    Although my user name will lead you to believe I'm biased but I think this movie is great regardless of Batman.
     
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    Schindler's List.
    - Everyone needs to see this. Heartbreaking.

    Lawrence of Arabia.
    - Gorgeous, epic cinematography. Breathtaking desert scenery.

    The English Patient.
    - For the same reasons as above.

    The Third Man.
    - Brilliant piece of 40s film noir. Amazing plot with a great twist (unless you've already seen it, lol).
     
  4. Mr. Snakey

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    I am a old movie fan. Here are a few prime examples of films that showcase acting, direction, and cinematography at it's best.



    Metropolis (1927) Directed By Fritz Lang( silent)
    A stark vision of the future that still holds up today.

    Cleopatra (1934) Directed by Cecil B. Demille. Starring Claudette Colbert.
    Superb direction by Demille and a amazing performance by Colbert. She won the oscar that year for another movie. She starred in a total of 4 movies in 1934.

    Dark Passages (1947) Starring Hunphrey Bogart, Laren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead. Bogart at his best. Nothing more to say.

    Imitation Of Life( 1934) Starring Claudette Colbert, Louis Beavers.
    Once again a great performance by Colbert. A film dealing with the race issues of a light skinned black woman. Very far ahead of its time. A must see.

    Un Chein Andalou (1929) A film by Salvador Dali and Lussis Bunuel( silent)
    A advent- guard classic dealing with dream sequences that is not for the faint of heart. However, Dali proved there is a place for art in film. It is beautiful and shocking at the same time.
     
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    Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind
    Donnie Darko
    Requiem of a Dream
    Girl Interrupted


    All strange and intriguing movie
     
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    Glory.
    "We are fighting for men whose poetry has not yet been written. And it will be as admirable as any other ever written."
    (Im parapharsing)
     
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    Some of my personal favorites:

    Faust
    (1926) - directed by F.W. Murnau

    The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) - directed by Jean Epstein
    M (1931) - directed by Fritz Lang
    The Lower Depths (1936) – directed by Jean Renoir
    Ivan the Terrible (1944) – directed by Sergei Eisenstein
    A Man Escaped (1956) - directed by Robert Bresson
    The Very Eye of Night (1958) - directed by Maya Deren
    The Testament of Orpheus (1960) - directed by Jean Cocteau
    The Virgin Spring (1960) - directed by Ingmar Bergman
    Viridiana (1961) - directed by Luis Bunuel
    La Jetée
    (1962) - directed by Chris Marker
    8 1/2 (1963) - directed by Federico Fellini
    Contempt (1963) - directed by Jean-Luc Godard

    Red Beard (1965) - directed by Akira Kurosawa
    Andrie Rublev (1966) – directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
    2001: a Space Odyssey (1968) - directed by Stanley Kubrick
    El Topo
    (1970) - directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky

    F for Fake (1973) - directed by Orson Welles
    A Woman Under the Influence (1974) - directed by John Cassavetes
    Eraserhead (1976) - directed by David Lynch
    The Dante Quartet (1987) - directed by Stan Brakhage

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) - directed by Peter Greenaway
     
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    I love your choice!!!!
     
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    good call.
     
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    Comedy - Try watching "Over Her Dead Body"

    Action - I can't get enough of "Terminator: Salvation"

    Thriller - "Darkness Falls" is very very fine

    Fantasy - "Pan's Labyrinth" is my all-time favourite.

    Philosophical - Try watching this movie in another language, "Adam's Apple"
     
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    i have sort of a strange taste in movies.

    - the exorcist.

    - the shining.

    - the color purple.

    - steel magnolias (the only movie that made me cry)

    - airplane.

    - serial mom.

    - fried green tomatoes.

    i could go on, but will stop there.
     
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    Have to go with the classics (my favorite from AFI's top 100 lists):

    Casablanca: the perfect movie; drama, romance, war, action, comedy, music
    The Godfather I and II
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    It's A Wonderful Life
    Star Wars
    Jaws
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Apocalypse Now
    West Side Story
    Forest Gump
    Dances With Wolves
    Rocky
    The Deer Hunter
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Blade Runner
     
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    it's off beat: Jonathan Livingston Seagull (music by Neil Diamond)
     
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    Well in no particular order and no explanation of why, I tend to relate to movies sometimes that are a dismissed by most.
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Woman
    The Young Girls Of Rochefort
    Murder Most Foul
    The Last Of Sheila
    Julia
    Extremities
    No Country For Old Men
    Central Station
    Mississippi Mermaid
    The Last Metro
    Day For Night
    Penny Serenade
    Backstreet
    Imitation Of Life
    Madame Rosa
    Memento
    All About Eve
    The Sting
    Fargo
    What's Up Doc?
    Murder On The Orient Express
    One True Thing
    Alice Doesnt Live Here Anymore
    Kill Bill 1 & 2
    Sabrina
    Breakfast At Tiffany's
    Separate Tables
    Ship Of Fools
    Throughly Modern Millie
    The April Fools
    Lovers Like Us
    Two For The Road
    I could go on and on, but if I was stranded on an island I would wish for a copy of Enchanted April and the means to view it.
     
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    The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppala
    Gigi By Vincente Minelli
    Cinema Paradiso (sorry can't recall the directors name)
    just three for now.
     
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    If I was putting together a collection of movies I think people simply must watch it would contain (but not be limited to) the following:

    Fatal Attraction
    The Godfather Part I and II
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Blade Runner
    Whatever Happened To Baby Jane
    Psycho
    The Seven Year Itch
    Airplane
    Terminator 2
    The Life of Brian
    Star Wars Trilogy (Original 3)
    Batman Returns
    Y Tu Mama También
    King Kong (the original)
    Misery
    Sunset Blvd
    Silence of the Lambs
    Raiders of the Lost Arc
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Sin City
    The Road
    Kick-Ass
    The Lion King
    Akira
    Aliens
    V For Vendetta
    The Princess Bride
    Rosemary's Baby
    Rope
    Duck Soup
    Priscilla Queen of the Desert
    X-Men 2
    Goldfinger

    ugh, I could go on.

    The reason why I picked all of the above is for me they all make you feel something very strongly, be it wonderment, terror, heartbreak or laughter. I believe that my selection of films all show off strong feelings for the viewer. Some of them may not be the best of their bunch, but they are all accessible and thoroughly enjoyable movies.
     
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    I'd agree with these!

    And possibly add:
    Fellowship of the Ring
    Schindler's List
    The Others
    Kes
    The Third Man
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Great Escape
     
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    Children of Paradise (1943)-- vivid recreation of 19th Paris theatre scene, incredibly detailed and tragic/romantic plot. Created under the Occupation in harrowing conditions

    The Manchurian Candidate (1962)-- the ultimate political paranoid plot, with Angela Lansbury as one of the great villainnesses of screen history

    Rear Window (1954)-- Hitchcock's best, with James Stewart and Grace Kelly becoming amateur murder detectives and Thelma Ritter as a memorable comic supporting actor
     
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    I also want to add


    Dracula (the original with Bela Lugosi)
    What happened to baby Jane?
     
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