Your personal film classics

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  1. naughty

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    Hi ,
    This thread differs from an earlier on in that it is not asking for reviews.We have done this before but since that time we have gain a myriad of new members. SO here goes...

    My personal film classics are:

    Bride of the Wind
    Bastard out of Carolina
    Casablanca
    Glory
    The Beguiled
    Gods and Monsters
    Angela's Ashes
    Empire of the Sun
    Kundun
    THe Last Emperor
    Practical Magic
    The Red Violin
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Like Water for Chocolate
    House of the Spirits
    The Heiress
    THe Old Maid
    Cousin Bette
    OUt of Africa
    How to make an American quilt
    The Joy Luck club
    Artemesia
    Malena
    Dancing at Luhgnasa
    The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
    THe Mists of Avalon
    The Feast of All Saints
    My Family
    The Harry potter fims
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    Black Orpheus
    Orfeo
    City of God
    Ever After
    The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (the remake)
    The Hours
    Splendor in the Grass
    HOuse of Mirth
    Remains of the Day
    The Bucaneers
    House of Mirth
    The Five heartbeats
    Oh Pioneers
    Sabrina
    Johnny Belinda
    Two for the road
    Fanny
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Seven
    Sixth sense
    Dr.Zhivago
    Passage to India
    Come back, Little Sheba
    Desire under the Elms

    There will be more to come as I think of them
     
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    C'mon, don't hint. Get specific.
     
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    Chuck's video collection... Hardly any of them qualify as classics, but I'm only 26.

    Way-Gay & Chick Flicks:
    Latter Days (Can't watch without crying)
    Philadelphia
    Kinsey
    De-Lovely
    In & Out
    The opposite of sex
    The truth about cats and dogs
    Pearl Harbor
    The Mexican
    Moulin Rouge
    The Wizard Of Oz
    The Sound of Music
    Oklahoma
    The King & I
    Gone with the Wind
    It's a Wonderful Life


    Thriller / Horror:
    The Cell
    Hannibal
    From Hell

    Fantasy / Sci Fi:
    Lord of the Rings
    Final Fantasy
    Practical Magic
    The Matrix series
    Big Fish
    The Cell
    Hackers
    Star Trek: Insurrection
    Artificial Intelligence
    Minority Report
    Tron
    Back to the Future (All of them on VHS...)

    Comedy:
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Office Space
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    Wild Wild West

    Action:
    Kill Bill 1 & 2
    Three Kings
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
    Spider Man

    Political & Stand-Up (hard to find a stand-up comedian that isn't politcal):
    Margaret Cho
    Enron: The smartest guys in the room

    Animated:
    The Emperor's New Groove
    Shrek
    Madagascar
    Titan A.E.
    Monsters Inc.
    The Animatrix (animated short stories about the Matrix, much better than the Matrix itself)

    Crappy movies that I shouldn't have spent money on:
    Team America
    The Mask
     
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    You don't want me to list my video collection. I have over 1000 VHS's and I'm up to 188 DVD's.

    I like Indies and Foreign Language films best.
     
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    Pecker:

    Do list a few as I'm interested to learn what films others enjoy.

    A smattering of my various favs:


    Amadeus
    An Officer and a Gentleman
    The Wind and the Lion
    The Sound of Music
    True Grit
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Big Boys Don't Cry
    An American Werewolf in London
    Tora Tora Tora
    Scent of a Woman
    The Body
    Three Kings
    Thin Red Line
     
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    YEs Pecker !

    Please, please, please, please! ( Naughty throws down her cape in a James Brown pose) I love Independent and foreign language films as well! I hope you have some good ones to suggest that i havent seen yet!

    Naughty
     
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    If you want to get into French cinema try watching Betty Blue, it'll get you hooked. A more recent film I like is 'A Very Long Engagement', it's a bit girly but still has the war scenes for the boys and the occasional injection of comedy that you expect from the French.

    I really want to get into Asian cinema more, anyone know a good movie to start with?
     
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    Hi ,

    Check out "Raise the Red Lantern","Farewell ,my Concubine", "Memoirs of Geisha," and Kurosawa's "Dreams" I think you might like it. Also almost anything from Akira Kurosawa.

    Naughty

     
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    Ran. If that doesn't get you started collecting Asian movies, you aren't really as interested as you thought you were.
     
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    Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

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    Begotten (1991)

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    I just saw The Untold Story (1993). That's what I'm talking about. Rape and child murder, cannibalism. Dope, dope, dope.

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    Ebola Syndrome (1996)

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    Hope this helps.
     
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    Ran would fall under KUROSAWA! SO where is the list ,Pecker?:mad:
     
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    I completely forgot about "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" by Woodysan Allen.
     
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    Thanks for those suggestions, I'll look up Kurosawa on pay day, bonus month so I'll be able to buy a few :)
     
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    My all time fave is The Color Purple.

    Some others that I really enjoy:

    Steel Magnolias
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Dazed and Confused
    Bram Stoker's Dracula (with Anthony Hopkins)
    Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail
    Star Wars trilogy (the orginal one, of course)
    Pride and Predjudice
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Princess Bride
     
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    From Naughty's list I take the following. Girl, you have good taste!
    Casablanca
    Like Water for Chocolate
    The Harry potter fims
    The Lord of the Rings trilogy
    The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (the remake)
    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
    Seven
    Sixth sense
    Dr.Zhivago
    I add the rest of my favorites:
    Maltese Falcon
    Sunset Boulevard
    It Happened One Night
    Vertigo
    Rebel Without A Cause
    Ninotchka
    North By Northwest
    Streetcar Named Desire
    Gone With The Wind
    Hush, Hust Sweet Charlotte
    Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Burl Ives...)
    Sweet Bird Of Youth
    Sudden Fear
    All About Eve
    The Best Of Everything
    Butterfield 8
    Mildred Pierce
    Humoresque
    Grand Hotel
    Marked Woman
    The Bride Wore Red
    Dancing Lady
    Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
    Manchurian Candidate
    Harriet Craig
    The Women
    Mutiny On The Bounty
    Midnight Cowboy
    The Graduate
    The All Kissed The Bride
    When Ladies Meet
    Cleopatra
    Ben Hur
    Torch Song
    Johnny Guitar
    Captain Blood
    The Philadelphia Story
    The Palm Beach Story
    Double Indemnity
    Rear Window
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
    Psycho (not the unfortunate sequel)
    Dr. Strangelove
    King Kong (I liked the first remake as well)
    Some Like It Hot
    How To Marry A Millionaire
    Niagra
    **newer ones (in the classic sense)
    Crimes Of Passion
    Grease
    Saturday Night Fever
    Sixteen Candles
    Ghost World
    Pecker
    Pink Flamingos
    A River Runs Through It
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    White Oleander
    Working Girl
    Barb Wire
    L.A. Confidential
    Sin City
    Memento
    A Bronx Tale
    Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
    Paris Is Burning
    Blade Runner
    E.T.
    The Godfather
    Taxi Driver
    The Exorcist
    Shawshank Redemption
    Silence Of The Lambs
    American Graffiti
    Blue Velvet
    Mulholland Drive
    A Clockwork Orange
    Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
    A Bronx Tale
    Monster's Ball
    What's Love Got To Do With it?
    How Stella got her Vagina back
    Moulin Rouge






    I'm sure I can come back in a few and think of more. I'm a total movie junkie.
     
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    I've got a llong list of movies that I've enjoyed, but here's the short version:
    - Star Wars (original trilogy)
    - Shawshank Redemption
    - Forrest Gump
    - Band of Brothers
    - Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
    - Major Payne
    - Napoleon Dynamite
     
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    Cuckoo's Nest
    Glory
    Midnight Cowboy
    The Graduate
    Once Upon A Time In America
    My Fair Lady
    Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
    Miracle On 34th Street
    A Christmas Carol
    Gone With The Wind
    Jeremiah Johnson
    Truman
    American Beauty
    Silence Of The Lambs
    The Green Mile
     
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    Movies I can watch over and over:

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    King of Hearts
    The Straight Story
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    O Brother
     
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    So here goes my list. Let me categorize.

    Comedy
    Local Hero
    As Good As It Gets
    The Great Dictator
    Fargo
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Oh Brother, Where Art Thou
    Blues Brothers
    Wag The Dog
    The Graduate


    Action
    The Final Countdown
    The Enemy Below
    The Hunt For Red October
    Airport

    Thriller
    Mirage
    The Day Of The Jackal
    The China Syndrome
    I comme Icare
    The Odessa File
    North By Northwest
    Live from Baghdad
    Blue Velvet


     
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