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Films I must see

Discussion in 'Music Archive' started by iBot, 8 Jan 2006.

  1. iBot


    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

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    Location: England

    I want to see some great films

    So I looked at this list;


    I've seen...

    4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    8. Star Wars
    9. Pulp Fiction
    10. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    13. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    33. Fight Club
    34. The Matrix
    45. Léon
    62. Alien
    66. Saving Private Ryan
    70. Reservoir Dogs
    74. Sin City
    79. the Great Escape
    80. Aliens
    85. Kill Bill
    100. Forrest Gump

    (I stopped looking at 100.)

    But come on, 2 star wars films and all 3 lotr films in the top 100?!

    Anyway, what films should everyone see? I'm going to watch Citizen Kane soonm thats on the list.

    And I guess I should watch some Gangsta films too... I like the Sopranos, and The untoucables was O.K i guess.
  2. Gilly

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    Err, yeah. :confused:

    Top Gun
    Usual Suspects
    Apocalypse Now
    Rocky (all of them except V)
    Raging Bull
    Get Carter (the original)
    Godfather Trilogy
    Alien Quadrilogy
    Demolition Man
    Shawshank Redemption
    Green Mile
    Training Day
    Indiana Jones trilogy

    Off the top of my head :)
  3. Otacon


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    I'd go with the trilogy, but that fourth film was dire, and wasn't needed.

    I'd also suggest Dogma, simply because it's probably one of the most refreshing films I've seen.
  4. Jotun


    Joined: 11 Jun 2005

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    Location: Liverpool

    The Butterfly Effect
  5. Carzy


    Joined: 21 Nov 2002

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    Location: a

    Requiem For A Dream
    I Heart Huckabees
    Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
    The Virgin Suicides
  6. Matblack


    Joined: 23 Jan 2004

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    Location: On my Boat, Drinking

    Citizen Kane is excellent well worth a watch

  7. DailyGeek


    Joined: 7 Mar 2005

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    Location: Arkham

    Threads :p
  8. Big Kev


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: Ashburton Grove

    Frankenstein (1931)
    It's A Wonderful Life
    12 Angry Men
    Godfather Trilogy
    Life Of Brian
    Raging Bull
    Dances With Wolves
  9. 4T5

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    Once Upon a Time in America is The Best gangster film out imho.
  10. Arcade Fire


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    Fight Club
    City of God
    American History X
    Requiem For A Dream
    Amores Perros
    Pulp Fiction
    Lost In Translation
    The Usual Suspects

    Those ten should be essential viewing, in my opinion. Films you 'should' have watched would include, I guess:

    The Godfather I-III
    Star Wars IV-VI
    The Great Escape
    The Shawshank Redemption
    L.A. Confidential
    The Untouchables
    Schindler's List
    One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
    Dr. Strangelove
    The Deer Hunter
    Apocalypse Now
    Blade Runner
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Shining
    Reservoir Dogs
    A Clockwork Orange
    Taxi Driver

    I'll add more when I think of them. Edit; additions:

    Citizen Kane
    Being John Malkovich
    High Noon
    The Big Lebowski
    The Hustler
    The Sting
    Raging Bull

    Hahaha no.
    Last edited: 8 Jan 2006
  11. Tru


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Arcade Fire has most of mine nailed but I'll consolidate 2001: A Space Odyssey, it's often overlooked as Kubrick's finest work.

    Falling Down - underrated I feel, belter of a movie.
  12. Gilly

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    Hahaha no.
  13. Pigeon_Killer


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    Battle Royale
    Incredibles, The
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Silence of the Lambs, The
  14. Arcade Fire


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

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    Location: Cambridge

    You think that a film which completely changed the way we think about cinema is laughably bad? A film which used dialogue and narrative in a completely new way? A film which created a new style of soundtracking, and used music in a novel, exciting and original way? A film with near-perfect casting, produced on a low budget with a completely unknown director?

    Well, I guess you're entitled to your opinion ;)
  15. The_Dark_Side


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    The Outlaw Josey Wales.
    Forrest Gump.
    Blazing Saddles.

    first 5 i could think of.
  16. Gilly

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    A film can be many things but if it isn't entertaining and isn't actually a good film then what is it?

    Is RD just an elaborate exercise in film techniques? A documentary?
  17. thesheephair


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    omfg what about terminator 2 ?
  18. mctrials23


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    yeah everyone raves about reservoir dogs but i didnt like it at all. It wasnt a patch on pulp fiction.

    Add a couple:

    28 days later
    roads to perdition
    the crow
  19. Arcade Fire


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

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    I don't think that saying "it isn't a good film" is a particularly good defense, because you have to deal with the millions of people, including thousands of professional critics, who clearly think that it's an awesome film. I think it's hugely entertaining, personally. I love the dialogue, I love the characters and I love the music.

    What are we actually arguing anyway? Am I putting forward the case for Reservoir Dogs being a great film, and you the case that it's a bad one? Or is there some more subtle subtext about me laughing at someone who thinks that The Butterfly Effect is essential viewing, and you're just playing devil's advocate?

    While I remember, here's an informative nugget of knowledge for you:

    I thought that was interesting :)
  20. Gilly

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    Bit of both actually. You were rubbishing someone else's opinion because you thought the film they said was laughably poor. I rubbished yours because I thought yours was too :)