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Post by Blue on Fri May 22, 2020 11:47 am

Memento
No Country For Old Man
Gladiator
Goodfellas
The Seventh Seal- This an oldie, but my favorite classic movie.

Honestly that is probably in order. Memento is my favorite movie of all time, just think there is no movie like it. Never have i ever felt that type of acceleration when watching a movie. In reruns you appreciate how clever and brilliant the movie is done, finding out things you missed on the first time, and able to analyze it and philosophically challenge you.

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Post by Nishankly on Fri May 22, 2020 12:25 pm

I barely watch any movies, anyways in no order yet Interstellar being 1st:

Inception
Saving Private Ryan
Interstellar
A Wednesday (Indian Movie based on Terrorism)
LOTR - Return of the King
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Post by Don't call me James on Fri May 22, 2020 12:45 pm

I'll do by decades, there's no way I can whittle down to 5 all time.

2010s
Inception
Whiplash
Arrival
Prisoners
Sicario

2000s
Inglorious Basterds
No Country For Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth
Michael Clayton
Children of Men

1990s
Gattaca
Shawshank Redemption
Heat
Goodfellas
The Truman Show

Before 1990
Godfather I
Godfather II
12 Angry Men
Amadeus

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Post by Pedram on Fri May 22, 2020 1:31 pm

Barely watch movies, here's from the stuff I've watched:

The Green Mile - if you still haven't watched this one do yourself a favour and watch it ASAP,  it's a long movie (approximately 3 hours) but boy are you in for an emotional wild ride. I actually teared up a bit after watching this and I'm hardly moved by any piece of media.

The Usual Suspects - Kevin Spacey. Enough said. such a shame he turned out to be a pedophile otherwise great actor.

Scarface - This one because i'm an Al Pacino fanboy and it's one of his all time classics.

Shawshank Redemption

The Departed

Honourable Mentions: Inception, Interstellar, Dog Day Afternoon, The Devil's Advocate, Heat.
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Post by El Gunner on Fri May 22, 2020 6:07 pm

i can only mention my definite top 3 of all time because after 3 the waters get really murky
Inception
The Matrix
Fight Club


2010s
Inception
Mad Max: Fury Road
Take Shelter
Blade Runner 2049
Roma

2000s
Kill Bill Vol. 1
Memento
The Assassination of Jesse James
No Country for Old Men
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

1990s
The Matrix
Fight Club
GoodFellas
Eyes Wide Shut
The Big Lebowski

pre 1990s
Back to the Future
Chinatown
Blue Velvet
The Godfather Pt. II
Persona

ranking the decades:
1990s
2010s
2000s

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Post by Lucifer on Fri May 22, 2020 9:44 pm

@elgee you rate GF 2 above 1? if so why? hmm

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Post by Myesyats on Fri May 22, 2020 9:44 pm

Goodfellas
Inglorious Basterds
Django
LOTR
There Will Be Blood


I also like The Pianist and many more. There's just too many of them imo
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Post by rincon on Fri May 22, 2020 10:00 pm

@Lucifer wrote:@elgee you rate GF 2 above 1? if so why? hmm

I do too.

I think GF2 might be my favorite movie of all time. I particularly loved young Vito's (Robert de Niro) rise, that was some of my favorite stuff in the book. The parallel of it with Michael's tenure was great as well.
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Post by Freeza on Fri May 22, 2020 10:01 pm

@Lucifer wrote:@elgee you rate GF 2 above 1? if so why? hmm


Better in every way

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Post by Freeza on Fri May 22, 2020 10:04 pm

Inside Llewyn Davis
Godfather Part II
Mean Girls
40 Year Old Virgin
Zodiac

The four top ones are pretty continually in my top 5. Last place changes a lot.

Will make a top 5 for each decade later.

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Post by Nishankly on Sat May 23, 2020 12:05 am

@Myesyats wrote:Goodfellas
Inglorious Basterds
Django
LOTR
There Will Be Blood


I also like The Pianist and many more. There's just too many of them imo


Ooof great shout with the Pianist, I can see how it would have resonated with you.

I tried to keep my list as versatile as possible because I had Pianist, IG as you mentioned, as well as Schindlers list, Arrival and Contact (1997) on mine but would have been extreme personal bias from my end towards just a couple of subjects imo
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Post by M99 on Sat May 23, 2020 12:53 am

The Godfather
Fight Club
Taxi Driver
City Of God
Inception

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Post by El Gunner on Sat May 23, 2020 1:40 am

@rincon wrote:
@Lucifer wrote:@elgee you rate GF 2 above 1? if so why? hmm

I do too.

I think GF2 might be my favorite movie of all time. I particularly loved young Vito's (Robert de Niro) rise, that was some of my favorite stuff in the book. The parallel of it with Michael's tenure was great as well.

Pretty much this Lucy. I loved Vito's story the most out of Godfather. I should try and watch them again one day just to refresh my memories of the films. But i remember quite clearly after i watched both a few years back that i loved 2 better.

@Freeza wrote:Inside Llewyn Davis
Godfather Part II
Mean Girls
40 Year Old Virgin
Zodiac

The four top ones are pretty continually in my top 5. Last place changes a lot.

Will make a top 5 for each decade later.
How does Mean Girls resonate with you.?

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Post by Harmonica on Sat May 23, 2020 1:47 am

1. Once Upon a Time in the West (Only perfect movie ever made, and also the only movie that I wont change in my top list, ever. Every other movie is suspectable for a change, as the mood changes.)

Schindler's List
Schawshank Redemption, The
Chinatown
Seven Samurai

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Post by Lucifer on Sat May 23, 2020 2:15 am

GF 2 is a great movie no doubt but in my opinion it's plot is more or less, watered down version of 1. What Brando did was absolutely phenomenal, best acting I have ever seen. De Niro never really struck a chord for me. No offence. Pacino was GOAT in both though. Also off topic but who do guys rate higher, Pacino or De Niro? Pacino all the way for me.
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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Sat May 23, 2020 2:33 am

I first saw this thread this morning, but I didn't respond right away because I wanted to carefully think about my choices first.

And now after careful consideration, I realized that except for my favorite movie of all-time, all the remaining 4 movies in my top 5 are constantly changing, which means I can only give you my first pick since I'm pretty sure it will likely never change my whole life:

1. The Shawshank fucking Redemption (and I'll fight anybody who doesn't agree with me).

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat May 23, 2020 3:23 am

guys, you need to watch

older movies than 1970
more movies from other countries than the US
in particular more French movies
more Italian movies
and so on

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Post by Freeza on Sat May 23, 2020 3:25 am

@Hapless_Hans wrote:guys, you need to watch

older movies than 1970
more movies from other countries than the US
in particular more French movies
more Italian movies
and so on


At least post your own list before a comment like this.

Also not sure I need to watch more movies.

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat May 23, 2020 3:32 am

why? It's an observation on how most of your lists are weighted, and how there might be great movies out there beyond what is quite apparently a slightly limited scope for many

don't be offended, nothing wrong with any of this, and not with your list either

and btw for me it's impossible to pick a top 5 of movies, pointless endeavour

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Post by M99 on Sat May 23, 2020 3:34 am

I had City Of God which is Brazilian hmm

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat May 23, 2020 3:44 am

I wasn't attacking your list ffs Laughing

these are all fine films (except Fight Club of course which is a piece of shit)

Just commenting on the overall focus of most lists both in terms of time and place

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Post by Nishankly on Sat May 23, 2020 3:52 am

Can't wait for someone to put Despicable Me and Frozen in their top 5 to rustle Hans imo
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Post by Freeza on Sat May 23, 2020 3:52 am

@Hapless_Hans wrote:I wasn't attacking your list ffs Laughing

these are all fine films (except Fight Club of course which is a piece of shit)

Just commenting on the overall focus of most lists both in terms of time and place


It’s all about emotional connections tbh. Most will have newer movies in any of their lists because what time in their lives they watched them and how they made them feel.

I love plenty foreign films from before 1975 etc. They just don’t resonate the same way.

I know at least me and ElG have watched plenty given following each others Letterboxd. So I think our lists being a lot alike is that we’re such a monotonous demographic. We’re all young dudebros really.

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Post by Nishankly on Sat May 23, 2020 3:54 am

@Freeza wrote:
@Hapless_Hans wrote:I wasn't attacking your list ffs Laughing

these are all fine films (except Fight Club of course which is a piece of shit)

Just commenting on the overall focus of most lists both in terms of time and place


We’re all young dudebros really.


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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sat May 23, 2020 4:20 am

@Freeza wrote:
@Hapless_Hans wrote:I wasn't attacking your list ffs Laughing

these are all fine films (except Fight Club of course which is a piece of shit)

Just commenting on the overall focus of most lists both in terms of time and place


It’s all about emotional connections tbh. Most will have newer movies in any of their lists because what time in their lives they watched them and how they made them feel.

I love plenty foreign films from before 1975 etc. They just don’t resonate the same way.

I know at least me and ElG have watched plenty given following each others Letterboxd. So I think our lists being a lot alike is that we’re such a monotonous demographic. We’re all young dudebros really.


Funnily, among the many great Coen brothers movies, and Miller's Crossing might be my favourite, I actually liked Inside Llewelyn Davis very much too, even if it feels like it fell through the cracks of general praise and appreciation somehow.
So what I mean, nothing against your list.

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