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Old 01-08-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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Me and my brother discussed what are our top ten movies of all time would be and made lists. I could only come up with 8 though:

8. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
7. Malcolm X (1992)
6. Sicko (2007)
5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
4. The Truman Show (1998)
3. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2. The Skin I Live In (2011)
1. For A Few Dollars More (1965)

Even this list is not necessarily written in stone as there are so many movies to choose from but can anyone think if any really good movies that I missed or perhaps didn't even see that I should watch?
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Maine
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (actually better than For A Few Dollars More)

JAWS. Because if you don't love this movie, you must love al-Qaeda.

Lawrence of Arabia and The Godfather and Taxi Driver. The canon is the canon for a reason.

Mean Streets. Still one of Scorsese's best movies.

UHF. Because life is not complete without this movie.

The Mission. So beautiful you can watch it with the sound turned off. But don't dare. Because the music is the best film score of all time. So beautiful you can listen with the picture turned off.
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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How would we know what movies you haven't seen?
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:59 AM
 
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Oh I've seen lots, but also haven't seen lots. Just wondering .
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Old 09-03-2018, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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top 1000 films, TSPDT (They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?).

^ Start at the top of the list (or bottom, doesn't matter) and see if you're interested in anything you haven't seen. It also doesn't matter why Citizen Kane #1, or where's Waldo? What's important is finding a film you like. From the top, first film I haven't seen (yet) is #31, Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) (or maybe I did see it, it's not on my list). Then, #61 Pierrot le Fou (1965) - I stopped checking there.

Another strategy is to focus on directors. See a bunch you like and it's from the same director? Seek out their other films. This has worked for me many times (Tsai Ming-liang, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Keisuke Kino****a, Satyajit Ray, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Samuel Fuller, Todd Solondz, Kelly Reichardt, Kore-eda Hirokazu, etc., etc., etc.).
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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'Once Upon A Time In The West'


Clint Eastwood was initially tapped to play Bronson's role as the Protagonist but turned it down, Bronson was offered the role of The Man With No Name in A Fistful of Dollars, but turned that down. James Coburn was also offered the role of Harmonica but wanted too much money.


Henry Fonda appears as the villanist villain of all time.


from wiki, among other honors noted...

In 2008, Empire held a poll of "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time", taking votes from 10,000 readers, 150 filmmakers and 50 film critics. "Once Upon a Time in the West" was voted in at number 14, the highest Western on the list.


In 2013, The Guardian ranked it #1 in its "Top 10 movie westerns" list.








I also agree with 'The Mission', so beautiful you can actually watch it with the sound and the picture turned off.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Goodwill Hunting
Goodfellas
Shawshank Redemption
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:26 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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Me and my brother discussed what are our top ten movies of all time would be and made lists. I could only come up with 8 though:

8. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
7. Malcolm X (1992)
6. Sicko (2007)
5. 12 Angry Men (1957)
4. The Truman Show (1998)
3. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
2. The Skin I Live In (2011)
1. For A Few Dollars More (1965)

Even this list is not necessarily written in stone as there are so many movies to choose from but can anyone think if any really good movies that I missed or perhaps didn't even see that I should watch?
To complete your Top 10, I'd reccomend:

"Blue Velvet" with Dennis Hopper from 1986

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090756/

and

"The Last Seduction" with Linda Fiorentino from 1994


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110308/

Or

"Bound" with Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon from 1996


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115736/

Also:
The Graduate
Freeway with Reese Witherspoon
Red Rock West
Mulholland Drive
Edmund
Double Indemnity
Paris Trout
Sling Blade
Reservoir Dogs
Mandingo

Last edited by Ivory Lee Spurlock; 09-04-2018 at 12:41 AM..
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Ivory Lee Spurlock View Post
To complete your Top 10, I'd reccomend:

"Blue Velvet" with Dennis Hopper from 1986

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090756/

and

"The Last Seduction" with Linda Fiorentino from 1994


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110308/

Or

"Bound" with Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon from 1996


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115736/

Also:
The Graduate
Freeway with Reese Witherspoon
Red Rock West
Mulholland Drive
Edmund
Double Indemnity
Paris Trout
Sling Blade
Reservoir Dogs
Mandingo


Great list! Bound is such a interesting movie.


I'm adding Silence of the Lambs
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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'Goodfellas' should be on there. Another personal favorite of mine is 'Cape Fear' (1991). Also, for a comedic angle, 'Vacation' ( the first one).
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