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What am I missing in my collection?

So I have been collecting DVDs and blurays for a while now and I think I have a pretty good collection going but I am sure that I am missing some really great things so I would like to reach out to all of you movie buffs out there for your opinion on anything that I you think would be a great addition or that you simply can not believe that I don't have. I am not a horror fan and I am also not a huge fan of raunchy teen comedies so no recommendations of those please but I am sure you can get a sense of what I enjoy from the list below... (Also, if you want to include the edition or version of a dvd that is best then that would be great too!)

I know there is a lot to look through but I would love to read your suggesitons... Thanks so much!

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*batteries not included
10 Things I Hate About You
101 Dalmatians
12 Angry Men
12 Monkeys
13 Going on 30
16 Blocks
2 Fast 2 Furious
27 Dresses
3 Ninjas
3:10 to Yuma
48 Hrs./ Another 48 Hrs.
50 First Dates
A Beautiful Mind
A Bug's Life
A Christmas Story
A Few Good Men
A Fish Called Wanda
A Goofy Movie
A Knight's Tale
A League of Their Own
A Scanner Darkly
A Time to Kill
A Walk to Remember
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
About a Boy
After the Sunset
Air Force One
Airplane!
Akeelah and the Bee
Aladdin
Alice in Wonderland (Animated)
Alice in Wonderland
Alien Quadrilogy
All the President's Men
Along Came a Spider
Along Came Polly
American Gangster
Amistad
An American Tail
An Officer and a Gentleman
Analyze That
Analyze This
Angels & Demons
Annie
Antitrust
Antwone Fisher
Apollo 13
Armageddon
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Comedy Favorites Collection
As Good as It Gets
Assassins
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Australia
Avatar
AVP: Alien vs. Predator
AVP: Requiem
Baby Mama
Back to the Future: The Complete Trilogy
Backdraft
Bad Boys
Bad Boys II
Bambi
Band of Brothers
Bandits
Basic
Basic Instinct
Batman
Batman & Robin
Batman Begins
Batman Beyond: Return of The Joker
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Batman: Gotham Knight
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Be Cool
Be Kind Rewind
Beauty and the Beast
Bee Movie
Beetlejuice
Behind Enemy Lines
Beowulf
Beverly Hills Cop: The Complete Line Up
Big
Big Fish
Bill Cosby: Himself
Black Hawk Down
Blade Runner
Blazing Saddles
Blood Diamond
Blood Work
Body of Lies
Boiler Room
Bolt
Braveheart
Breach
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Brewster's Millions
Bride Wars
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones's Diary
Brokedown Palace
Broken Arrow
Brother Bear
Bruce Almighty
Caddyshack
Cars
Casino
Casino Royale
Casper
Cast Away
Catch Me If You Can
Cellular
Changing Lanes
Charlotte's Web
Chicago
Chicken Little
Chicken Run
Children of a Lesser God
Cinderella
Cinderella Man
Classic Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos / The Three Caballeros
Classic Christmas Collection: White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street
Clear and Present Danger
Cliffhanger
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Coach Carter
Cocoon / Cocoon: The Return
Collateral
Collateral Damage
Commando
Con Air
Conan: The Complete Quest
Conspiracy Theory
Contact
Cool Runnings
Courage Under Fire
Coyote Ugly
Crash
Crimson Tide
Dan in Real Life
Daredevil
Dark Blue
Date Night
Dave
Days of Thunder
Deep Impact
Defiance
Definitely, Maybe
Déjà Vu
Demolition Man
Derailed
Desperado
Desperate Measures
Despicable Me
Dick Tracy
Die Another Day
Die Hard
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Die Hard: The Ultimate Collection
Dinosaur
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Disney's The Kid
District 9
Disturbia
Doctor Strange
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Double Jeopardy
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dragonheart: 2 Legendary Tales
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
Driving Miss Daisy
Drumline
Dumbo
Duplicity
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Eagle Eye
Easy A
Edge of Darkness
Elektra
Elf
Enchanted
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy of the State
Enough
Entrapment
Eraser
Erin Brockovich
Evan Almighty
Ever After
Evolution
Executive Decision
Face/Off
Facing the Giants
Fantasia/Fantasia 2000
Fantastic 4
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Fargo
Fast & Furious
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride: Part II
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fever Pitch
Fiddler on the Roof
Field of Dreams
Fight Club
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Finding Forrester
Finding Nemo
Finding Neverland
Fireproof
Firewall
Flight of the Navigator
Flight of the Phoenix
Flightplan
Flushed Away
Fly Away Home
Footloose
For Richer or Poorer
Forever Young
Forrest Gump
Four Brothers
Fracture
Frank Miller's Sin City
Freedom Writers
French Kiss
Frequency
Fried Green Tomatoes
G.I. Jane
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Galaxy Quest
Get Smart
Ghost Rider
Ghost Town
Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters 2
Gladiator
Glengarry Glen Ross
Glory Road
Godzilla
GoldenEye
Gone in 60 Seconds
Good Night, and Good Luck.
GoodFellas
Gran Torino
Grosse Pointe Blank
Groundhog Day
Guess Who
Hairspray
Hancock
Harry and the Hendersons
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Hart's War
Heat
Heist
Hellboy
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Hercules
He's Just Not That Into You
Hidalgo
High Crimes
High Fidelity
High School Musical
Hitch
Holes
Hollow Man
Hollywood Homicide
Home Alone
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Home on the Range
Homeward Bound II: Lost In San Francisco
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Hook
Hoosiers
Hope Floats
Hostage
Hot Fuzz
Housesitter
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
How to Train Your Dragon
Howard the Duck
Hudson Hawk
Hulk
Hulk Vs.
I Am Legend
i, Robot
I.Q.
Ice Age
In Bruges
In the Line of Fire
Inception
Inception
Independence Day
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Inside Man
Insomnia
Invincible
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2
It's a Wonderful Life
James and the Giant Peach
Jaws
Jerry Maguire
JFK
John Grisham's The Rainmaker
John Q.
Julie & Julia
Jumanji
Junior
Juno
Jurassic Park Adventure Pack
Just Like Heaven
Kate & Leopold
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Kill Bill: Volume 2
Kindergarten Cop
King Kong
Kingdom of Heaven
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss the Girls
Knight and Day
Knocked Up
K-PAX
Kung Fu Panda
L.A. Confidential
Ladder 49
Lady and the Tramp
Ladyhawke
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Lars and the Real Girl
Last Man Standing
Law Abiding Citizen
Lean on Me
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Lethal Weapon: The Complete Series
Liar Liar
Life of Brian
Life-Size
Lilo & Stitch
Little Fockers
Little Giants
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Shop of Horrors
Little Women
Live Free or Die Hard
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Look, Up In The Sky!: The Amazing Story of Superman
Lucky # Slevin
M:i:III
M:i-2
Maid in Manhattan
Man on Fire
Marley & Me
Mars Attacks!
Mary Poppins
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Masters of the Universe
Matchstick Men
Maverick
Mean Girls
Meet Joe Black
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Parents
Meet the Robinsons
Memento
Memoirs of a Geisha
Men in Black
Men in Black II
Men of Honor
Mercury Rising
Michael Clayton
Midnight Run
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
Million Dollar Baby
Minority Report
Miss Congeniality / Miss Congeniality 2
Mission: Impossible
Mona Lisa Smile
Monster House
Monsters, Inc.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python: Almost the Truth
Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different
Monty Python's Personal Best Collection
Moulin Rouge!
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. Brooks
Mr. Holland's Opus
Mrs. Doubtfire
Mulan
Munich
Muppet Treasure Island
Muppets from Space, The Muppets take Manhattan
Murder 8y Num8ers
Murder at 1600
My Best Friend's Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Life
Mystery Men
Mystic Pizza
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Napoleon Dynamite
National Lampoon's Animal House
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's European Vacation
National Lampoon's Vacation
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Never Been Kissed
Next
Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
No Country for Old Men
Notting Hill
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Ocean's Eleven
Ocean's Thirteen
Ocean's Twelve
October Sky
Office Space
Oliver and Company
One Fine Day
One Hour Photo
Out of Sight
Outbreak
Outlander
Over the Hedge
Overboard
Panic Room
Passenger 57
Patch Adams
Patriot Games
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Payback
Paycheck
Pearl Harbor
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Perfect Stranger
Peter Pan
Phenomenon
Phone Booth
Pinocchio
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 1
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Planet of the Apes
Pleasantville
Pocahontas
Point Break
Police Academy
Police Academy 2:Their First Assignment/Police Academy 3: Back In Training
Precious
Predator
Predator 2
Predators
Prelude to a Kiss
Pretty Woman
Primal Fear
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Public Enemies
Pulp Fiction
Quantum of Solace
Quiz Show
Radio
Rain Man
Raising Arizona
Raising Helen
Ransom
Ratatouille
Raw Deal
Red
Red Eye
Red Heat
Reign of Fire
Remember the Titans
Renaissance
Rent
Reservoir Dogs
Riddick Trilogy
Riding in Cars with Boys
Risky Business
Road House
Road to Perdition
Robin Hood
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robocop Trilogy
Robots
Romancing the Stone
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
Ronin
Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles - The Complete Campaigns
Rounders
Roxanne
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Rudy
Rules of Engagement
Runaway Jury
Rush Hour
Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 3
S.W.A.T.
Sabrina
Sahara
Salt
Saving Private Ryan
Scent of a Woman
School of Rock
Seabiscuit
Secondhand Lions
Secretariat
Secretariat
Serenity
Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird
Seven
Shanghai Knights
Shanghai Noon
Shaun of the Dead
Sherlock Holmes
Shooter
Short Circuit
Sideways
Signs
Simon Birch
Sister Act
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleepless in Seattle
Slumdog Millionaire
Snatch
Sneakers
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Someone to Watch Over Me
Something's Gotta Give
Sound and Fury
Source Code
Space Cowboys
Spaceballs
Spanglish
Speed
Speed 2: Cruise Control
Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3
Splash
Star Trek
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Trilogy
Star Wars: Clone Wars: Volume One
Star Wars: Clone Wars: Volume Two
Star Wars: Ewok Adventures: Caravan of Courage/The Battle for Endor
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Two
Stardust
Stargate
Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
State of Play
Stepmom
Striking Distance
Stripes
Sunshine
Super Mario Bros.
Superman II
Superman III
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
Superman Returns
Superman: Doomsday
Superman: The Movie
Surrogates
Sweet Home Alabama
Swordfish
T2
Taken
Tangled
Tango & Cash
Tarzan
Tears of the Sun
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3-Pak
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation
That Thing You Do!
The 13th Warrior
The 6th Day
The Abyss
The Adjustment Bureau
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The American President
The Animatrix
The Aristocats
The A-Team
The Aviator
The Bank Job
The Beastmaster
The Big Lebowski
The Black Cauldron
The Blind Side
The Blues Brothers
The Bodyguard
The Bone Collector
The Book of Eli
The Boondock Saints
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Brave Little Toaster
The Breakfast Club
The Break-Up
The Bucket List
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Client
The Color of Money
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Da Vinci Code
The Dark Knight
The Day After Tomorrow
The Departed
The Devil Wears Prada
The Dream Team
The Emperor's New Groove
The Expendables
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
The Family Man
The Family Stone
The Fast and the Furious
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
The Fifth Element
The Firm
The First Wives Club
The Flash: The Complete Series
The Forbidden Kingdom
The Fox and the Hound
The Fugitive
The Game
The General's Daughter
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
The Gods Must Be Crazy I & II
The Goonies
The Great Debaters
The Great Mouse Detective
The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Outdoors
The Greatest Game Ever Played
The Green Mile
The Guardian
The Hangover
The Heartbreak Kid
The Holiday
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunt for Red October
The Hurt Locker
The Illusionist
The Incredible Hulk
The Incredibles
The Indian in the Cupboard
The Insider
The Interpreter
The Invincible Iron Man
The Iron Giant
The Island
The Italian Job
The Jackal
The Jerk
The Jungle Book
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
The King's Speech
The Ladykillers
The Last Boy Scout
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last Samurai
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Legend of Bagger Vance
The Legend of Zorro
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Lion King
The Lion King 1½
The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride
The Little Mermaid
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
The Majestic
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Man Who Knew Too Little
The Manchurian Candidate
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The Mask
The Mask of Zorro
The Matador
The Mexican
The Money Pit
The Mummy
The Mummy Returns
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Movie
The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Naked Gun Triple Feature
The Negotiator
The Net
The NeverEnding Story / The NeverEnding Story II
The Next Three Days
The Notebook
The Other Sister
The Parent Trap
The Patriot
The Peacemaker
The Pelican Brief
The Phantom of the Opera
The Pink Panther
The Pink Panther 2
The Polar Express
The Prestige
The Prince & Me
The Princess and the Frog
The Princess Bride
The Producers
The Professional
The Proposal
The Punisher
The Pursuit of Happyness
The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection
The Recruit
The Rescuers
The Rescuers Down Under
The Right Stuff
The Ringer
The Rock
The Rocketeer
The Rookie
The Rundown
The Running Man
The Saint
The Sandlot
The Savages
The Score
The Scorpion King
The Secret Garden
The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret of NIMH
The Shawshank Redemption
The Siege
The Simpsons Movie
The Sixth Sense
The Sound of Music
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Sum of All Fears
The Sword in the Stone
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Terminator
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Three Musketeers
The Town
The Town
The Transporter
The Truman Show
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Ugly Truth
The Ultimate Gift
The Ultimate Matrix Collection
The Untouchables
The Usual Suspects
The Vanishing
The War
The Wedding Date
The Wedding Planner
The Wedding Singer
The Whole Nine Yards
The Whole Ten Yards
The Wizard of Oz
The World Is Not Enough
There's Something About Mary
Thirteen Days
Three Amigos
Three Kings
Tin Cup
Titanic
TMNT
Tombstone
Tomorrow Never Dies
Top Gun
Total Recall
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
Toy Story 3
Trading Places
Training Day
Traitor
Transformers
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Transformers: The Movie
Transporter 2
Transporter 3
Treasure Planet
Tron
Tron: Legacy
Troy
True Grit
True Lies
True Romance
Turner & Hooch
Twilight
Twins
Twister
Two for the Money
U.S. Marshals
U-571
UHF
Ultimate Avengers 2
Ultimate Avengers: The Movie
Unbreakable
Uncle Buck
Under Siege
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
Universal Soldier
Unstoppable
Up
Up in the Air
Uptown Girls
V for Vendetta
Valentine's Day
Valkyrie
Van Helsing
Vanilla Sky
Vantage Point
Vegas Vacation
Volcano
Wall Street
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Wallace & Gromit in Three Amazing Adventures
Wallace & Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
WALL-E
War of the Worlds
Watchmen
Waterworld
We Are Marshall
We Were Soldiers
What About Bob?
What Dreams May Come
What Happens in Vegas
What Women Want
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
When Harry Met Sally
Where the Heart is
While You Were Sleeping
Whip It
White Christmas
White Men Can't Jump
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Wild Things
Wild Wild West
Willow
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Witness
X2: X-Men United
X-Men 1.5
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men: The Last Stand
xXx
You, Me and Dupree
Young Frankenstein
Young Guns
You've Got Mail
Zathura
Zodiac
Zombieland
Old 08-24-11, 11:03 AM
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Wow, I haven't seen one of these "look at me" threads in ages. Anyway, I probably won't be of much help because it appears that my taste runs a few decades older than yours.
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(Also, if you want to include the edition or version of a dvd that is best then that would be great too!)
http://www.dvdcompare.net/

Have fun!
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Dude, why are you alphabetizing movies starting with "The" under "T"?
The Bucket List goes under "B." The Chronicles of Narnia goes under "C." Did you never learn how to alphabetize in school?

And what are you missing in your collection? How about movies made in black-and-white? How about classic westerns? How about anime? Hong Kong movies? Japanese cinema? I see you have some titles made before 1980 in your list, but they seem to be mostly Disney animation. Unless you meant "Bambi II."

If you want an alternate list, I'll be happy to type one in here.

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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Sorry Ash Ketchum... that is just how my DVD software exported the titles into excel... didn't mean to anger you...

But thanks for the suggestions!

- 12 Angry Men and Miracle on 34th Street are the only black and white movies I own but I have never really given any others a try. Maybe it is time to do so!... Do you have any suggestions of older black and white classics that a 28 year old like me would enjoy? I guess I am just a little too removed from that time period and so don't even know where to start...

- I am not really a fan of anime, hong kong or japanese movies... just not my thing

- I do have a few westerns but once again they are all mostly recent... what do you recommend to try and get me into that genre?

Thanks again for your help... any movies post 1980 that you would recommend? Or are you more into older titles?
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Looks like he copied and pasted a list or exported from a cataloging program.. You have Cloudy .. Meatballs listed twice. How old are you? It might help out with suggestions.
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Don't mind me, I'm just a cranky old man. In fact, if I didn't have to head off to physical therapy in a few minutes, I'd type up a list right now. I'll do it later this evening.

But if you're into movies at all, you really have to expand your horizons beyond Hollywood films of the 80s, 90s, and 2000s--the absolute worst period for American film in my estimation. You need to see Japanese classics like RASHOMON, YOJIMBO and especially THE SEVEN SAMURAI, arguably the greatest film ever made. All these are by Akira Kurosawa, one of the greatest filmmakers the world has ever known.

Look up these filmmakers:
John Ford (THE SEARCHERS)
Orson Welles (CITIZEN KANE)
Jean Renoir (GRAND ILLUSION)
David Lean (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA)
Frank Capra (IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE)
Billy Wilder (DOUBLE INDEMNITY, THE APARTMENT)
Howard Hawks (HIS GIRL FRIDAY, RIO BRAVO)

...to name a few.

I see you've got some Martin Scorsese there (GOODFELLAS), so why not MEAN STREETS, TAXI DRIVER and RAGING BULL?

Post-1980? How about some Walter Hill? EXTREME PREJUDICE, JOHNNY HANDSOME, TRESPASS, three of the greatest crime thrillers of the last 25 years.

At least you've got JFK, TOMBSTONE and KILL BILL VOL. 1 up there.
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Uh....Casablanca?....

And Hitchcock.....lots of Hitchcock
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If it helps, I'm a 20-year-old male and the movies that got me into broadening my horizons into pre-80s filmmaking were IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (as well as 12 ANGRY MEN).
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Man... I guess I am just too young for these forums! ha ha...
(tecHouse... I am 28)

I will definitely check out the movie from this list... I do have It's A Wonderful Life (so good) and have always wanted to see Lawrence of Arabia and Citizen Kane but those are the only ones I have even heard of... Yikes!

I need to watch Taxi Driver again... I must have just not been in the mood for it last time... but mean streets and raging bull on on my "to watch list"

And I love thrillers so EXTREME PREJUDICE, JOHNNY HANDSOME and TRESPASS are definitely going on the list too!

Thanks so much! I look forward to any other list you provide!

Good luck at your physical therapy appointment...

oh, and Casablanca is on my list too... thanks tommyp007!
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

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If it helps, I'm a 20-year-old male and the movies that got me into broadening my horizons into pre-80s filmmaking were IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (as well as 12 ANGRY MEN).
12 Angry Men is just pure awesome... and It's a Wonderful Life is something i watch every year at Christmas... Looks like I need to check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...

Any other movies you can recommend that are on par with these?
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

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12 Angry Men is just pure awesome... and It's a Wonderful Life is something i watch every year at Christmas... Looks like I need to check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest...

Any other movies you can recommend that are on par with these?
CITIZEN KANE, and the underrated THE BROWNING VERSION.

More recent stuff - check out AMERICAN BEAUTY, CLERKS and CLERKS II. I think you'd like those. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and LOST IN TRANSLATION, too.

A good entrypoint for anime is GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.

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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Originally Posted by Wezzo View Post
A good entrypoint for anime is GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.
Geeze, you wanna get the guy all depressed and sad?

It's an awesome movie which is a must-have at one point but I might start someone off with Miyazaki. Just my opinion, of course
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

You are right... CLERKS was pretty funny but almost a little too over the top... so I never checked out CLERKS II. Kevin Smiths stuff is like candy... it is great in small doses but too much makes me sick. I just watched ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND on netflix and liked it but I need to watch LOST IN TRANSLATION again as it just kind of lost me the first time though...

I will have to give GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES a try... thanks so much for your suggestions!!
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Well... I don't really like sad movies that much... so thanks for the warning TomOpus!

I will stick Miyasaki on my list then too... I have seen Akira and liked it... am I on the right track there? Any others like that?
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Buy DVDs of movies/series that you like, or think you will like.

It turns out that I do like some of the 'great' titles that are recommended to me, but I also don't like about half of them. I'm not going to add to my dvd collection based solely on what someone else thinks I "should" watch. I will take recommendations under consideration then make a decision. (If you recommend The Royal Tenenbaums, your future opinions are automatically void.)

But yeah, Grave of the Fireflies is really a downer. I really liked Kiki's Delivery Service.
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I'm not going to add to my dvd collection based solely on what someone else thinks I "should" watch. I will take recommendations under consideration then make a decision.
You are definitely right... I just got netflix so my plan is to check out the recommendations and see what I like... Sometimes I will buy things solely based on reviews but not very often.

Many of the "awesome" movies that I just "have to see" end up being terrible... I am amazed how many times I watch something that has great reviews and I end up just saying... really? People think this is a classic? Sounds like you know what I mean... because if you have the same feeling about The Royal Tenenbaums that I do then I will definitely take more suggestions from you! ha ha...
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Originally Posted by jzurawski View Post
Well... I don't really like sad movies that much... so thanks for the warning TomOpus!

I will stick Miyasaki on my list then too... I have seen Akira and liked it... am I on the right track there? Any others like that?
Anime's my specialty, so I can give you some suggestions to start out with:

Miyazaki:
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
CASTLE IN THE SKY
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE
PRINCESS MONONOKE
(five of the greatest animated movies ever made)

Also: WHISPER OF THE HEART, a light-hearted coming of age tale written by Miyazaki but directed by someone else. Shizuku's journey of discovery during summer vacation will pull you in.

Since you liked AKIRA, there are tons of futuristic sci-fi titles to check out:
PATLABOR
PATLABOR 2 (these are both high-end movies adapted from a TV series)

GHOST IN THE SHELL (and if you like it, there's GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE)

WICKED CITY (a little more hardcore)

Family sci-fi comedy:
SUMMER WARS (from 2009)

Family comedy-drama:
TOKYO GODFATHERS

Thrillers:
PERFECT BLUE
CRYING FREEMAN (Vol. 1 is best)

High school fantasy:
THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME

There's tons more, but I don't want to load you down.

But GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES is a must at some point. A powerful drama about two Japanese children left orphaned by the war and just beautifully made.

I'm working on lists of black-and-white movies and westerns for you.
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Originally Posted by jzurawski View Post
but I need to watch LOST IN TRANSLATION again as it just kind of lost me the first time though...
I thought I was the only one who was kinda confused through this movie.


Between the 80s and present day, I tend to have a soft spot for anything directed by Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg. Of the ones I've seen, I ended up liking them right off.

So my piece of advice, take your most favorite movie in your collection and look up what other movies were directed by the same person. Likewise with a favorite actor / actress. This is what I do when it comes to being introduced to new movies. Unfortunately, there's only 1 place locally I can go to to rent older (beyond the year 2000) titles and they're slowly getting rid of most of them since they're not renting as often as the new releases.
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I'm working on lists of black-and-white movies and westerns for you.
Can't wait to see it!! and thanks for the list of anime... like I said before, it has never really been my thing but I am willing to give it a try!

Supermike07...

That is something I have been trying lately... looking up movies based on my favorite actors and directors... I have found a lot of hidden gems that way... Netflix I think is going to be pretty fun as it will allow me to check out things that I never would have before and hopefully help me find some more hidden gems too. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Just add the Criterion Collection.
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

First, forgive any duplicates. It's just easier to mention some classics I'd endorse and I don't remember all your list. So...

It appears you like a bit of sci-fi.

You didn't specify which version of Planet of the Apes you own so I'll just say stick with the 1968 original. If you don't own it, get it. The remake pales in comparrison.

Here are some other sci-fi classics you should check out:

2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)
Alien (1979)
Blade Runner (1982)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (part horror, part sci-fi)
The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
The Fly (1958)
The Fly (1986) (one of the few remakes worth viewing)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Gojira (1954)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (another remake worth a view)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2) (1981)
Them! (1954)
The Thing from Another World (1951)
The Thing (1982) (another good remake worthy of a viewing)
The Time Machine (1960)
The War of the Worlds (1953)

And some classic Comedy:

Dinner at Eight (1933)
Duck Soup (1933) (basically anything from the Marx Brothers)
His Girl Friday (1940)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Monkee Business (1952)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
A Night at the Opera (1935) (see comment on Duck Soup)
The Pink Panther (1963) (if yours is the remake - see this *after* A Shot in the Dark)
The Producers (1968) (if yours is the remake you *really* need to see the original)
Road to Utopia (1946) (*all* of the Crosby/Hope "Road" films are good IMHO)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Stripes (1981)
The Thin Man (1934)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
Time Bandits (1981)
Topper (1937)
What's Up Doc? (1972)

And because you had a couple of musicals:

My Fair Lady (1964)
Paint Your Wagon 1969)

And a few classis of varying genres:

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Captain Blood (1935)
Catch-22 (1970)
Dr. No (1962)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) (you didn't specify which you own - this is the best IMHO)
Kelly's Heros (1970)
King Kong (1933)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Mister Roberts (1955)
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Spartacus (1960)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
You Can't Take it With You (1938)

You indicated you don't like horror otherwise I'd recommend some of the classic, pre-1960 titles.

I've left off many, many other quality films but this list should keep you busy a while.
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

My favorite Miyazaki movie is Howl's Moving Castle. Perhaps it was because I read the books first (though there isn't a lot of actual book plot in there...), but second would probably be Kiki's Delivery Service.

Older movies (I'm pretty close in age to you, a few years older) I sometimes have a hard time getting into as well. Ones I really enjoyed usually have Audrey Hepburn in them...I see you have Breakfast at Tiffany's and Sabrina (if it's not the 1954 version with Hepburn, it's better than the Harrison Ford version!), try Roman Holiday. I also second the Adventures of Robin Hood. But my favorite "older" movie has to be the Court Jester. Has Danny Kaye in it, a musical comedy adventure. Good fun and as a Disney fan, you'd recognize some of the actors in it.

For action movies, I didn't see that you had Leon: The Professional. Excellent movie. Natalie Portman is very good in it, especially for how young she was.

Hope these help!
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Re: What am I missing in my collection?

Thanks so much for the list BobO'Link! Those will definitely keep me busy for a while... I have seen or own a few of the ones you have listed but once again there were quite a few that I had never even heard of before so I look forward to looking into them... I just have to remember to not be closed minded when viewing them... so many times I will start an older movie and there is just something about it that just doesn't grab me and pull me in... I don't know if it is because I have grown up with movies that are all mostly about production value and special effects or what... I mean the story and the characters are what I truly care about so it should not matter if the movie is in black and white or not but I don't know... I guess I just need to grow up a bit! ha ha...

Thanks to you too LJG765!
I have heard of Kiki's Delivery service before but never seen it... but I will definitely put the others on your list on my list...

and you are spot on with Leon: The Professional... (It was just listed under "The Professional" in my list) that is one of my all time favorite movies! The action is great, suspense and even comedy in it are all great... but most importantly the story and characters really grab you... any other movies like this out there??
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31 Essential Westerns
In chronological order, with directors and stars added.
Seven are in black-and-white and those are noted.

STAGECOACH (1939) John Ford/John Wayne (b&w)
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) John Ford/Henry Fonda (b&w)
RED RIVER (1948) Howard Hawks/John Wayne (b&w)
FORT APACHE (1948) John Ford/John Wayne, Henry Fonda (b&w)
BROKEN ARROW (1950) Delmer Daves/James Stewart
WINCHESTER '73 (1950) Anthony Mann/ James Stewart (b&w)
BEND OF THE RIVER (1952) Anthony Mann/ James Stewart
HIGH NOON (1952) Fred Zinnemann/Gary Cooper (b&w)
SHANE (1953) George Stevens/Alan Ladd
THE FAR COUNTRY (1954) Anthony Mann/ James Stewart
VERA CRUZ (1954) Robert Aldrich/Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster
THE SEARCHERS (1956) John Ford/John Wayne
GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL (1957) John Sturges/Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas
THE TALL T (1957) Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott
RIO BRAVO (1959) Howard Hawks/John Wayne
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (1960) John Sturges/Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE (1962) John Ford/John Wayne, James Stewart (b&w)
RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962) Sam Peckinpah/Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea
MAJOR DUNDEE (1965) Sam Peckinpah/Charlton Heston
THE PROFESSIONALS (1966) Richard Brooks/Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin
A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1967) Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1967) Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY (1967) Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach
EL DORADO (1967) Howard Hawks/John Wayne, Robert Mitchum
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) George Roy Hill/Paul Newman, Robert Redford
ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1969) Sergio Leone/Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson
THE WILD BUNCH (1969) Sam Peckinpah/William Holden
PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (1973) Sam Peckinpah/James Coburn
THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976) Clint Eastwood/Clint Eastwood
UNFORGIVEN (1992) Clint Eastwood/Clint Eastwood
TOMBSTONE (1993) George Pan Cosmatos/Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer


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