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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Yumi, May 3, 2003.
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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.
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
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!
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
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
[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( Æ¯ÁÁÂèÂè) Emperor And The Assassin, The(¾£éð´ÌÇØÍõ)£¨1998£© Shanghai Triad(Ò¡°¡Ò¡!Ò¡µ½ÍâÆÅÇÅ )£¨1995£© Huozhe(To live)(»î×Å)£¨1994£© Flirting Scholar(ÌÆ²®»¢µãÇïÏã)£¨1993£© Story of Qiu Ju, The£¨Çï¾Õ´ò¹ÙË¾£©( 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£¨»¨ÑùÄê»ª£©£¨2000£© Love Story By The Yellow River£¨»ÆºÓ¾øÁµ£©£¨1999£© Red River Valley, The£¨ºìºÓ¹È£©£¨1996£© Bewitching Braid, The£¨´ó±è×ÓµÄÓÕ»ó£©£¨1995£© In The Mood For Love£¨»¨ÑùÄê»ª£© 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]
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
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)
Geez, Yumi, you've given everyone an excuse to release their bottled up movies! -- Holadem
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.
I normally don't make lists, but you can check out my best attempt at a top 20 with the link in my signature.
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
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,
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.
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
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?
Though I'd throw in American History X for the powerful movie angle.
Haha.. That ought to get you started, Yumi!