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Directors Future Classics - A Movie Tournament

Discussion in 'Movies' started by SteveGon, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Welcome to my Future Classics Tournament.

    What's it all about? Well, this tourney was inspired by a thread started over in Movies by John Kilduff (thanks, John!) on the supposed critical derision of films from the eighties - was that decade really a worse one for film than any other? How about the nineties? Anyway, imagine the world 2050. Which films of the last two decades or so will be considered classics? That's the gist of this tourney - it won't be about simply voting for your favorite film - you'll be expected to make a critical decision on which film in a particular matchup will truly stand the test of time.


    The tournament is now over. Go away. [​IMG]



    The List

    1. [*]Abre los Ojos[*]The Abyss
      [*]The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
      [*]A.I.[*]Akira
      [*]Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
      [*]Aladdin
      [*]Aliens
      [*]Almost Famous
      [*]Amadeus
      [*]Amelie
      [*]American Beauty
      [*]American History X
      [*]American Pie
      [*]American Psycho
      [*]Apollo 13
      [*]Armageddon
      [*]Army of Darkness
      [*]Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery[*]Back to the Future[*]Batman
      [*]Beauty and the Beast
      [*]Beetlejuice
      [*]Being John Malkovich
      [*]A Better Tomorrow
      [*]Beverly Hills Cop
      [*]Big
      [*]The Big Lebowski
      [*]Billy Elliot
      [*]Black Hawk Down
      [*]Blade Runner
      [*]The Blair Witch Project
      [*]Blood Simple
      [*]Blue Velvet
      [*]Bram Stoker's Dracula
      [*]Braveheart
      [*]Brazil
      [*]The Breakfast Club
      [*]Breaking the Waves
      [*]A Bug's Life
      [*]Bull Durham
      [*]Casino
      [*]Cast Away
      [*]Catch Me If You Can
      [*]Chicago
      [*]Chicken Run
      [*]Cinema Paradiso
      [*]The City of Lost Children
      [*]The Commitments
      [*]Contact
      [*]The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
      [*]Cool Runnings[*]Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon*****
      [*]Dances With Wolves
      [*]Dark City
      [*]Das Boot
      [*]The Devil's Backbone
      [*]Die Hard
      [*]Dirty Dancing
      [*]Donnie Darko
      [*]Do the Right Thing
      [*]Driving Miss Daisy
      [*]Eat Drink Man Woman
      [*]Election
      [*]The English Patient[*]E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial*****
      [*]Eyes Wide Shut
      [*]Falling Down
      [*]Fantasia 2000
      [*]Farewell My Concubine
      [*]Far from Heaven
      [*]Fargo
      [*]Fatal Attraction
      [*]Ferris Bueller's Day Off
      [*]Field of Dreams
      [*]Fight Club
      [*]A Fish Called Wanda
      [*]The Fly
      [*]Forrest Gump
      [*]48 Hrs.
      [*]Frailty
      [*]The Freshman
      [*]Fright Night
      [*]The Fugitive
      [*]Full Metal Jacket
      [*]eXistenZ
      [*]Galaxy Quest
      [*]George Washington
      [*]Gettysburg
      [*]Ghost
      [*]Ghostbusters
      [*]The Gift
      [*]Ginger Snaps
      [*]Glengarry Glen Ross
      [*]Glory[*]GoodFellas*****
      [*]Good Will Hunting
      [*]Grave of the Fireflies
      [*]Gremlins
      [*]Groundhog Day
      [*]Hannah and Her Sisters
      [*]Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
      [*]Heat
      [*]Hedwig and the Angry Inch
      [*]The Hitcher
      [*]Home Alone
      [*]The Hunt for Red October
      [*]Il Postino
      [*]Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
      [*]In the Mood for Love
      [*]Interview With the Vampire
      [*]The Insider
      [*]The Iron Giant
      [*]Jacob's Ladder
      [*]Jurassic Park
      [*]The Killer
      [*]The King of Comedy
      [*]Labyrinth
      [*]L.A. Confidential
      [*]Ladyhawke
      [*]La Femme Nikita
      [*]The Last of the Mohicans
      [*]The Last Starfighter
      [*]Lethal Weapon
      [*]License to Drive
      [*]Limbo
      [*]The Limey
      [*]The Lion King
      [*]The Little Mermaid
      [*]Little Shop of Horrors
      [*]Lone Star[*]The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring*****
      [*]The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
      [*]The Lost Boys
      [*]Lost Highway
      [*]Magnolia
      [*]Major League
      [*]The Man in the Moon
      [*]The Matrix
      [*]Memento
      [*]Men in Black
      [*]Microcosmos
      [*]Midnight Run
      [*]Miller's Crossing
      [*]Minority Report
      [*]Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
      [*]Monsters, Inc.
      [*]The Mosquito Coast
      [*]Mulholland Dr.
      [*]My Neighbor Totoro
      [*]National Lampoon's Vacation
      [*]The Natural
      [*]The Nightmare Before Christmas
      [*]Ocean's Eleven
      [*]Office Space
      [*]The Others
      [*]Planes, Trains & Automobiles
      [*]Platoon
      [*]Pleasantville
      [*]Predator
      [*]Pretty Woman
      [*]Prince of Darkness
      [*]The Princess Bride
      [*]Princess Mononoke
      [*]The Professional
      [*]Pulp Fiction
      [*]The Quiet American
      [*]Rad
      [*]Rain Man
      [*]Raise the Red Lantern
      [*]Raising Arizona[*]Ran*****
      [*]The Red Violin
      [*]Regarding Henry
      [*]Requiem for a Dream
      [*]Reservoir Dogs
      [*]Return of the Jedi
      [*]The Right Stuff
      [*]Ringu
      [*]Road to Perdition
      [*]Robocop
      [*]Romancing the Stone
      [*]Roxanne
      [*]The Royal Tenenbaums
      [*]Runaway Train
      [*]Run Lola Run
      [*]Rushmore
      [*]Ruthless People
      [*]Safe
      [*]The Sandlot]
      [*]The Santa Clause
      [*]Saving Private Ryan
      [*]Scarface
      [*]Schindler's List
      [*]Scrooged
      [*]The Secret of Roan Inish
      [*]Se7en
      [*]Shakespeare in Love
      [*]Shallow Grave[*]The Shawshank Redemption*****
      [*]Shine
      [*]Shrek
      [*]The Silence of the Lambs
      [*]A Simple Plan
      [*]Sixteen Candles
      [*]The Sixth Sense
      [*]Sling Blade
      [*]Sneakers
      [*]Stand By Me
      [*]Starman
      [*]Starship Troopers
      [*]Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
      [*]Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
      [*]Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
      [*]Stir of Echoes
      [*]Stop Making Sense
      [*]Strictly Ballroom
      [*]The Sweet Hereafter
      [*]Talk to Her
      [*]Tenebrae[*]The Terminator*****
      [*]Terminator 2: Judgment Day
      [*]The Thin Red Line
      [*]This is Spinal Tap
      [*]Three Colors: Blue
      [*]Three Colors: Red
      [*]Three Colors: White
      [*]Titanic
      [*]Titus
      [*]To Live and Die in L.A.
      [*]Tombstone
      [*]Total Recall[*]Toy Story*****
      [*]Toy Story 2
      [*]Traffic
      [*]Trainspotting
      [*]Tron
      [*]True Lies
      [*]True Romance
      [*]Tucker: The Man and His Dream
      [*]12 Monkeys
      [*]Unforgiven[*]The Untouchables*****
      [*]The Usual Suspects
      [*]The Vanishing
      (1988)
      [*]Victor/Victoria
      [*]WarGames
      [*]We Were Soldiers
      [*]Who Framed Roger Rabbit
      [*]Wild at Heart
      [*]Wings of Desire
      [*]Witness
      [*]Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
      [*]Wonder Boys
      [*]Zapped!
      [*]Zelig
     
  2. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Just a suggestion (its your tourney)

    I'd limit the years to 20 max. In my mind a worthy film over 20 years old is already a classic (i.e. Jaws, Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, etc.)

    I'll be back later with some nominations.
     
  3. Chris_Richard

    Chris_Richard Supporting Actor

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    I'll start it off with some personal favorites that should grow in stature over time:

    Breaking the Waves
    Nashville
    Magnolia
    Raise the Red Lantern
    The Right Stuff
     
  4. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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  5. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Nominate:

    American Beauty
    Fargo
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Being John Malkovich
    Rushmore


    Second:

    Magnolia

    I'm trying to stay very recent, as many films from the 70s and even 80s are already pretty much regarded as classics.
     
  6. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    If we are trying to predict future classics, then I'd limit it to films from the last 10 years or so, as many 70's and 80's films are already considered 'classics' by some viewers.

    Nominate:

    L.A. Confidential
    Pulp Fiction
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Toy Story
    Last of the Mohicans

    - Walter.
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Keep in mind that if I change the rules, some noms may have to be thrown out...
     
  8. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'm limiting my picks to the last 10 years.

    Nominate

    Unforgiven
    Casino
    Heat
    Twelve Monkeys
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
     
  9. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Nominate:

    Eyes Wide Shut
    In the Mood for Love
    The Quiet American
    Talk to Her
    Do the Right Thing



    Second:

    The Right Stuff
     
  10. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'll second

    Pulp Fiction
    Last of the Mohicans


    I'd also second The Right Stuff but its 20 years old so I already consider it a classic.
     
  11. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well until there's a ruling, I'll only go back to 1990.

    Nominate:

    Groundhog Day
    Beauty & the Beast
    Galaxy Quest
    The Fugitive
    Monsters, Inc.

    Second:

    L.A. Confidential
    Unforgiven
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Toy Story
     
  12. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I think 1990 to the present is more appropriate.

    Nominate:
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler's List
    Memento
    Gangs of New York
    Black Hawk Down
     
  13. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'll second

    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler's List
    Black Hawk Down

    Out of noms & 2nds
     
  14. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    Second Raise the Red Lantern (already a classic, in my mind at least). [​IMG]
    Second American Beauty.
    Second Fargo.
    Second L.A. Confidential.
    Second Pulp Fiction.

    Nominate The Thin Red Line.
    Nominate The Royal Tenenbaums.
    Nominate Blue.
    Nominate White.
    Nominate Red.

    Tell me that the triology counts as one nomination, and I'd be happy to send in a couple more noms...
    :b
     
  15. Mike Hutman

    Mike Hutman Supporting Actor

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    I'll nominate

    The Silence Of The Lambs
    Stand By Me
    Dances With Wolves
    Requiem For A Dream
    GoodFellows
     
  16. Rain

    Rain Producer

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    Second:

    The Silence of the Lambs
    Dances With Wolves
     
  17. Elizabeth S

    Elizabeth S Producer

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    Nominate:

    Sling Blade
    Shallow Grave
    The Usual Suspects

    2 noms left, 5 seconds.
     
  18. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    Second:
    The Thin Red Line
     
  19. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Okay, I've decided to go back only to 1982 - no films made in 1981 or before are eligible. Chris_Richard, I had to toss Nashville. Sorry.

    Angelo: thanks for seconding Raise the Red Lantern. [​IMG] I agree that it's a classic. Also, Pulp Fiction and L.A. Confidential were already seconded so you still have those seconds.

    What, no nomination for The English Patient? The disdain for this film continues to confound me...
     
  20. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    Second:
    Eyes Wide Shut
     

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