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doug zdanivsky

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Depends on what your into, Yumi. I can't stand "Citezen Kane" or "The English Patient", but others will tell you they're God's gift to film.

Tell us what kind of movies you like, and we can give you our opinions of what we think are the best of that genre.
 

Barry Woodward

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12 Angry Men
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
A Life Less Ordinary
AI: Artificial Intelligence
Aladdin
American Graffiti
American Pie
American Pie 2
American Wedding
Apocalypse Now
Back To The Future
Bend It Like Beckham
Blade Runner
Born On The Fourth Of July
Boyz N The Hood
Braveheart
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Catch Me If You Can
Chasing Amy
Citizen Kane
Clerks
Conspiracy Theory
Cop Land
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Dead Man On Campus
Dick Tracy
Die Hard
Die Hard With A Vengeance
Do The Right Thing
Dogma
Donnie Darko
Dumb and Dumber
Dr. Strangelove
Empire of the Sun
ET: The Extra-Terrestrial
Fight Club
First Blood
Fletch
Fletch Lives
Forrest Gump
Gladiator
Grease
Howard the Duck
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
It's A Wonderful Life
Jackie Brown
Jaws
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
JFK
Jurassic Park
Kill Bill
Leon: The Professional
Life As A House
Logan's Run
Mad Max
Mad Max: The Road Warrior
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Mallrats
Maverick
Meet the Parents
Minority Report
More American Graffiti
Moulin Rouge
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
My Fair Lady
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
Planet of the Apes
Princess Mononoke
Psycho Beach Party
Pulp Fiction
Punch-Drunk Love
Raging Bull
Reservoir Dogs
Rocky
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
Se7en
Shallow Grave
Short Circuit
Shrek
Signs
Simply Irresistible
Snatch
Spider-Man
Spirited Away
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
The Blair Witch Project
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Fifth Element
The Firm
The Fugitive
The Goonies
The Hustler
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Matrix
The Matrix Reloaded
The Prince of Egypt
The Right Stuff
The Ring
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Searchers
The Seven Samurai
The Shawshank Redemption
The Sixth Sense
The Sound of Music
The Terminator
The Thing
The Untouchables
The Whole Nine Yards
The Wizard of Oz
THX 1138
Titan: AE
Titanic
Tombstone
Trainspotting
Unbreakable
Vanilla Sky
Willow
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
 

Tim RH

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Hello my friend! :)

Here's just some of my all-time favorites:

Cinema Paradiso (Guiseppe Tornatore, 1998)
Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg, 1987)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966)
Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1926)
Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
To Live (Zhang Yimou, 1994)
Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)
The Indiana Jones trilogy (Steven Spielberg, 1981-89)
The Star Wars trilogy (George Lucas, 1977-1983)
Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean, 1962)
Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
King Kong (Cooper & Schoedsack, 1933)
Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg, 1982)
Yi Yi [A One and a Two] (Edward Yang, 2000)

ALSO: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, Apocalypse Now, Princess Mononoke, The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers), The Matrix, My Sassy Girl (S. Korea, 2001), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and Taxi Driver

And that's just for starters! ;)
 

Nathan V

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Taxi Driver
Goodfellas
Casino
Raging Bull

Apocalypse Now
The Godfather
The Godfather Part 2

Heat
The Insider

JFK
Nixon

The Thin Red Line
Amadeus
One flew over the Cuckoo's nest
 

Joshua_Y

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Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Epiosde 2 Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Epiosde 4 A New Hope
Star Wars Epiosde 5 Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Epiosde 6 Return of the Jedi
Chasing Amy
The Killer
Jaws
Superman 1&2
The Crow
2001: A Space Odyssey
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
E.T.
Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
Red Dragon
Requiem for a Dream
Clockwork Orange
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
About Schmidt
DareDevil
Natural Born Killers
Dogma
Donnie Darko
JFK
Femme Fatale
Dressed to Kill
Psycho
Platoon
Apocalypse Now Redux
Thin Red Line
Taxi Driver
Any James Bond film
Indiana Jones Trilogy
Nightmare on Elm Street
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Do the Right Thing
Open Your Eyes
Seventh Seal
Wild Strawberries
The Thing
Aliens
 

Yumi

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[SIZE=no]Thank you for all the info!I will try my best to find some in China if it is possible!

Here are some of my favourite movies:
Music from the Heart(Fifty Violins):Merly Streep
Out of Africa
Bicycle Thief
Beautiful Life
A Beautiful mind
Dancer in the Dark
Red Cross
When Harry met Sally
Postman in the Mountain(China mainland)
Cinema Paradise
The Shawshank Redemption
The hours
Brave Heart
Chocolate
Bridge Waterloo
Les Amants du Pont-Neuf(The lovers on the Bridge)
The sound of Music
Rome Holiday
Breaking the Silence( ƯÁÁÂèÂè)
Emperor And The Assassin, The(¾£éð´ÌÇØÍõ)£¨1998£©
Shanghai Triad(Ò¡°¡Ò¡!Ò¡µ½ÍâÆÅÇÅ )£¨1995£©
Huozhe(To live)(»î×Å)£¨1994£©
Flirting Scholar(ÌƲ®»¢µãÇïÏã)£¨1993£©
Story of Qiu Ju, The£¨Çï¾Õ´ò¹Ù˾£©( 1992)
Raise The Red Lantern(´óºìµÆÁý¸ß¸ß¹Ò)£¨1991£©
Terra-Cotta Warrior, A£¨ÇØÙ¸£©£¨1990£©
Red Sorghum£¨ºì¸ßÁ»£©£¨1987£©
In The Mood For Love£¨»¨ÑùÄ껪£©£¨2000£©
Love Story By The Yellow River£¨»ÆºÓ¾øÁµ£©£¨1999£©
Red River Valley, The£¨ºìºÓ¹È£©£¨1996£©
Bewitching Braid, The£¨´ó±è×ÓµÄÓջ󣩣¨1995£©
In The Mood For Love£¨»¨ÑùÄ껪£©
Chung King Express£¨ÖØÇìÉ*ÁÖ£©
Farewell My Concubine£»Ba wang bie ji£¨°ÔÍõ±ð¼§£©
Time to Remember, A£»Red Lovers£¨ºìÉ«ÁµÈË£©
......


You see£¬ it is really hard for me to clarify what type I like most. Actually, I like all types of movies so long as it is a good movie.

;) ;) ;)
-Yumi[/SIZE]
 

Lew Crippen

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This is a pretty diverse list:

8 1/2
2001: A Space Odyssey
39 Steps, The
400 Blows, The
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Ai no corrida
Alexander Nevsky
All About Eve
All About My Mother
All That Heaven Allows
All Quiet on the Western Fron
Andrei Roublev
Annie Hall
avventura, L'
Badlands
Barry Lyndon
Battleship Potemkin
Belle de jour
Belle et la Bête, La
Bicycle Thieves
Black Narcissus
Brazil
Bride of Frankenstein
Bridge on the River Kwai, The
Brief Encounter
Citizen Kane
Clockwork Orange, A
Cries and Whispers
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Day at the Races, A
Day of Wrath
Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The
Dodsworth
Do the Right Thing
Duck Soup
Enfants du paradis, Les
Gertrud
Godfather Trilogy, The
Godfather, The
GodfatherPart II, The
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The
Grand Illusion
Great Expectations
Hidden Fortress, The
Horse Feathers
In the Mood for Love
Intolerance
King Kong
Lady Eve, The
Lady Vanishes, The
Lawrence of Arabia
Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The
M
M. Hulot's Holiday
Maltese Falcon, The
Marnie
Monkey Business
Nanook of the North
Night at the Opera, A
Nights of Cabiria
North by Northwest
Notorious
Ordet
Orphée
Palm Beach Story, The
Passion of Joan of Arc, The
Paths of Glory
Playtime
Psycho
Rashomon
Red Shoes, The
Salò
Searchers, The
Seven Samurai
Seventh Seal, The
Singin' in the Rain
Sonw White and the Seven Dwarfs
Solaris
Spartacus
Spirited Away
Stray Dog
Sullivan's Travels
Taxi Driver
That Obscure Object of Desire
The Godfather and The Godfather Part II
The Magnificent Ambersons
Third Man, The
Throne of Blood
Touch of Evil
Unforgiven
Vampyr
Vertigo
Vivre sa vie
Wages of Fear, The
West Side Story
Wild Strawberries
Wizard of Oz,The
Woman under the Influence, A
Written on the Wind
Yi Yi
 

Stephen R

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Some contemporary ones (not ranked by preference):

2000s

Dracula: Pages From A Virgin's Diary (Canada, d. Guy Maddin)
Gerry (United States, d. Gus Van Sant)
All the Real Girls (United States, d. David Gordon Green)
Raising Victor Vargas (United States, d. Peter Sollett)
Punch-Drunk Love (United States, d. P.T. Anderson)
Irreversible (France, d. Gaspar Noe)
Femme Fatale (France, d. Brian De Palma)
Turning Gate (South Korea, d. Hong Sang-soo)
The Pianist (Poland, d. Roman Polanski)
Mulholland Drive (United States, d. David Lynch)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (United States, d. Peter Jackson)
Donnie Darko (United States, d. Richard Kelly)
The Royal Tenenbaums (United States, d. Wes Anderson)
Va savoir (France, d. Jacques Rivette)
All About Lily Chou-Chou (Japan, d. Shunji Iwai)
Spirited Away (Japan, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong, d. Wong Kar-Wai)
Audition (Japan, d. Takashi Miike)
Memento (United States, d. Christopher Nolan)
Requiem For A Dream (United States, d. Darren Aronofsky)
Dancer in the Dark (Denmark, d. Lars von Trier)
George Washington (United States, d. David Gordon Green)
Songs From The Second Floor (Sweden, d. Roy Andersson)
Devils on the Doorstep (China, d. Jiang Wen)
Eureka (Japan, d. Shinji Aoyama)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (United States, d. Joel Coen)

1990s

Magnolia (United States, d. P.T. Anderson)
Being John Malkovich (United States, d. Spike Jonze)
Fight Club (United States, d. David Fincher)
The Matrix (United States, d. Andy and Larry Wachowski)
License to Live (Japan, d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
The Thin Red Line (United States, d. Terrence Malick)
Beloved (United States, d. Jonathan Demme)
Rushmore (United States, d. Wes Anderson)
The Big Lebowski (United States, d. Joel Coen)
Funny Games (Austria, d. Michael Haneke)
Boogie Nights (United States, d. P.T. Anderson)
L.A. Confidential (United States, d. Curtis Hanson)
The Game (United States, d. David Fincher)
Cure (Japan, d. Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
In The Company Of Men (United States, d. Neil LaBute)
Breaking the Waves (Denmark, d. Lars von Trier)
Fargo (United States, d. Joel Coen)
Sling Blade (United States, d. Billy Bob Thornton)
Kingpin (United States, d. Peter and Bobby Farrelly)
From Dusk 'Till Dawn (United States, d. Robert Rodriguez)
Cyclo (Vietnam, d. Tran Anh Hung)
Seven (United States, d. David Fincher)
Dead Man (United States, d. Jim Jarmusch)
Twelve Monkeys (United States, d. Terry Gilliam)
Pulp Fiction (United States, d. Quentin Tarantino)
The Shawshank Redemption (United States, d. Frank Darabont)
Three Colors: Red (France, d. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Chungking Express (Hong Kong, d. Wong Kar-Wai)
Heavenly Creatures (New Zealand, d. Peter Jackson)
To Live (China, d. Zhang Yimou)
Schindler's List (United States, d. Steven Spielberg)
Three Colors: Blue (France, d. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
The Scent of Green Papaya (Vietnam, d. Tran Anh Hung)
Groundhog Day (United States, d. Harold Ramis)
Iron Monkey (Hong Kong, d. Yuen Woo-ping)
Reservoir Dogs (United States, d. Quentin Tarantino)
Unforgiven (United States, d. Clint Eastwood)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (United States, d. Francis Ford Coppola)
The Man in the Moon (United States, d. Robert Mulligan)
Beauty and the Beast (United States, d. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)
The Silence of the Lambs (United States, d. Jonathan Demme)
Goodfellas (United States, d. Martin Scorsese)
Dick Tracy (United States, d. Warren Beatty)
Close-Up (Iran, d. Abbas Kiarostami)
Tremors (United States, d. Ron Underwood)

1980s

Do The Right Thing (United States, d. Spike Lee)
Distant Voices, Still Lives (United Kingdom, d. Terence Davies)
Kiki's Delivery Service (Japan, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
Grave of the Fireflies (Japan, d. Isao Takahata)
Die Hard (United States, d. John McTiernan)
My Neighbor Totoro (Japan, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
The Decalogue (Poland, d. Krzysztof Kieslowski)
Raising Arizona (United States, d. Joel Coen)
The Untouchables (United States, d. Brian De Palma)
Princess Bride (United States, d. Rob Reiner)
The Peddler (Iran, d. Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
The Fly (United States, d. David Cronenberg)
Platoon (United States, d. Oliver Stone)
The Sacrifice (Sweden, d. Andrei Tarkovsky)
Blue Velvet (United States, d. David Lynch)
Aliens (United States, d. James Cameron)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (United States, d. Tim Burton)
Come and See (Russia, d. Elem Klimov)
Back to the Future (United States, d. Robert Zemeckis)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (United States, d. Woody Allen)
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind (Japan, d. Hayao Miyazaki)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (United States, d. Wes Craven)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (United States, d. Steven Spielberg)
This Is Spinal Tap (United States, d. Rob Reiner)
Blood Simple (United States, d. Joel Coen)
A Christmas Story (Japan, d. Bob Clark)
The King of Comedy (United States, d. Martin Scorsese)
Fanny and Alexander [5-hour Cut] (Sweden, d. Ingmar Bergman)
The Thing (United States, d. John Carpenter)
Conan the Barbarian (United States, d. John Milius)
Blade Runner (United States, d. Ridley Scott)
Poltergeist (United States, d. Tobe Hooper)
Sans soleil (France, d. Chris Marker)
The Ballad of Narayama (Japan, d. Shohei Imamura)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (United States, d. Steven Spielberg)
Blow Out (United States, d. Brian De Palma)
Raging Bull (United States, d. Martin Scorsese)
The Shining (United States, d. Stanley Kubrick)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (United States, d. Irvin Kershner)
The Elephant Man (United States, d. David Lynch)
 

Holadem

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Geez, Yumi, you've given everyone an excuse to release their bottled up movies! :D

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Holadem
 

Arman

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Holadem, :)

Oh well, I think what Lew listed are the films he likes in the Sight & Sound 2002 greatest films list. I'm pretty sure Blade Runner & The Piano are also in the S & S list but they are not included in the list Lew recommended. It looks he was one of those (like me) who fall asleep watching those 2 films. :)

Well, I would recommend the films in My Top 20 (please see link below) or my lists in the Personal Top 100 Foreign Language Films thread.

:)
 

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I normally don't make lists, but you can check out my best attempt at a top 20 with the link in my signature.
 

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2001 A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Dr Strangelove
The Shining
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
THe Godfather Part 1 & 2
Blade Runner
Jaws
Seven Samurai
Ran
Roshomon
Excalibur
Raging Bull
Goodfellas
The Good The Bad & The Ugly
Once Upon A Time In America
Psycho
Vertigo
A Touch Of Evil
Superman The Movie
One Flew Over THe Cuckoos Nest
Amadeus
JFK
Nixon
Born On THe Fourth OF July
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Its A Mad Mad Mad MAd World
Airplane!
Schindlers List
Unforgiven
Malcolm X
Do The Right Thing
A Simple Plan
Requiem For A DReam
Irreversible
Saving PRivate Ryan
The Thin Red Line
Three Kings
Black Hawn Down
Aliens
Gattaca
Dark City
Interview With The Vampire
Scarface
Carlitos Way
Unbreakable
Fight Club
Raising Arizona
Miller Crossing
Fargo
Big Lebowski
The Man Who Wasnt There
Platoon
Die Hard
Pulp Fiction
Jackie Brown
Snatch
Mulholland Drive
Memento
Forrest Gump
The Wild Bunch
John Carpenters The Thing
Halloween
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Raiders Of THe Lost Ark
Patton
Exotica
Bound
Toy Story 1 & 2
The Bear
Nightmare Before Christmas
Babe
Babe Pig In The City
Shawshank Redemption
Dead Presidents
Heat
Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back

That should keep u busy for a while:D
 

Michael Hughes

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A Smattering:

Western: Shane, Winchester 73, The Searchers, Last of the Mohicans (DDL Version), High Noon, Outlaw Josey Wales, Destry Rides Again,

Drama: Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Mister Roberts, Godfather 1&2, The Hustler, Hitchock, Good Fellas, Rocky, Cool Hand Luke, Run Lola Run, Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life, Four Feathers (Original), The Sting, Chinatown,

Musical: Sound of Music, Singing in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, King and I, Top Hat

Comedy: Some Like it Hot, Duck Soup, The Producers, Airplane, The Birdcage, American Grafitti, Mash, Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey, Willie Wonka and the Choc Factory,

Sci-Fi: 2001, Terminator, T2, Alien/Aliens, Stars Wars 3,4,5, Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind, Day the Earth Stood Still,
Action: Die-Hard, James Bond Series, Raiders of the Lost Arc, Braveheart, Jaws, Gladiator,
 

Neil Joseph

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Very open question but you asked for it! :)

- Raiders Of The Lost Arc
- The Last Crusade
- Gladiator
- Braveheart
- Brigadoon
- The Fellowship Of The Ring
- The Two Towers
- Terminator 2
- Speed
- Pride And Prejudice
- When Worlds Collide
- Attack Of The Clones
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Return Of The Jedi
- Jurassic Park
- The Lost World (JP)
- The Matrix
- Titanic
- The Iron Monkey (1977)
- Toy Story
- Toy Story 2
- First Knight
- Crimson Tide
- Deep Impact
- Hook
- Men In Black
- The Colour Purple
- For A Few Dollars More


and that is just for starters.
 

Rob Lutter

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This is Spinal Tap
Akira
All films directed by Stanley Kubrick
All films directed by Akira Kurosawa
All films directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Star Wars films
Indiana Jones films
Sean Connery's James Bond films

That should keep ya busy ;)
 

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Just a tip. If the thread stays so open like this, I will have to assume it is a poll and move it to the polls area. Can you add a little meat to the opening question Yumi by editing your first thread?
 

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