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Old 11-23-02, 11:31 PM
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I think I've missed seeing too many good films

I've been looking over lists of must see films, and I think there are way too many that are supposed to be really good ones that I have not seen. I just don't have the time or the will to seek them out. I haven't event been to the theater since The Matrix.

My list of yet to be seen includes:

Citizen Kane
Godfather Trilogy
Psycho
An Officer and a Gentleman
Princess Bride
Casablanca
The Graduate
Glengarry Glen Ross
Giant
Lawrence of Arabia
Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Meaning of Life
Patton
The Producers
Raging Bull
Reservoir Dogs
Solyent Green
Zorba the Greek
Amadeus
Brazil
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Caligula
Dances with Wolves
Das Boot
The French Connection
Rosemary's Baby
Spartacus

I'm sure there are many more. What other must see movies am I missing out on? Let's play "Don't list big time movies Goblincat has seen". List 5 must see movies not on my list, and see if you can put together a list without any I have seen.

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Old 11-23-02, 11:49 PM
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Tending towards the more contemporary and off the top of my head, here are five easily overlooked English-language films that I consider to be must-sees:

Mrs. Brown
The War Zone
Breaker Morant
The Conversation
and, for something on the fun side,
Seems Like Old Times
Old 11-24-02, 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by JustinS
Tending towards the more contemporary and off the top of my head, here are five easily overlooked English-language films that I consider to be must-sees:

Mrs. Brown
The War Zone
Breaker Morant
The Conversation
and, for something on the fun side,
Seems Like Old Times
And our first winner. I haven't seen a single one of them.
Old 11-24-02, 12:02 AM
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A Clockwork Orange
Vertigo
The Third Man
Rashomon
Roman Holiday
Old 11-24-02, 12:03 AM
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Originally posted by mookiemeister
A Clockwork Orange
Vertigo
The Third Man
Rashomon
Roman Holiday
I saw and own A Clockwork Orange. Thanks for playing.
Old 11-24-02, 12:04 AM
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2001
Raising Arizona
Bridge Over The River Kwai
Vertigo
Say Anything

(just off the top of my head from my personal faves list...)


By the way, I'd really hesitate to call "Caligula" must-see.
Old 11-24-02, 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by Sierra Disc
2001
Raising Arizona
Bridge Over The River Kwai
Vertigo
Say Anything

(just off the top of my head from my personal faves list...)


By the way, I'd really hesitate to call "Caligula" must-see.
I saw and own 2001 and Bridge Over The River Kwai. I've seen Raising Arizona.

I pulled Caligula off of a list on Usenet. I have no idea what it is about. Should I cross it off the list?
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If you own and like Bridge Over The River Kwai, you must see Lawrence of Arabia soon. Even better David Lean, one of the 'biggest' movies of all time (both in terms of length and beauty).
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Mulholland Drive
Requiem for a Dream
Dancer in the Dark
Go!
... and for something older and not available on DVD ...
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People laugh at what I consider must sees, then I get insulted. So I'm too scared to tell you.
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I would cross Caligula off the list. I bought it when it first came out because Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren were in it. It's basically a porn with some violence and bland toga drama.
Here's my try at a list for you:

It Happened One Night
All that Heaven Allows
Night of the Hunter
La Dolce Vita
Repulsion
Old 11-24-02, 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by JonTurner
Mulholland Drive
Requiem for a Dream
Dancer in the Dark
Go!
... and for something older and not available on DVD ...
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I haven't seen any of those.
Old 11-24-02, 10:36 AM
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Let me give it another shot here:

Das Boots
M
Eat Drink Man Woman
Chungking Express
In the Mood for Love
Old 11-24-02, 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by asphodel5
I would cross Caligula off the list. I bought it when it first came out because Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren were in it. It's basically a porn with some violence and bland toga drama.
Here's my try at a list for you:

It Happened One Night
All that Heaven Allows
Night of the Hunter
La Dolce Vita
Repulsion
I crossed it off.

I also have not seen any of your list.
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Originally posted by Goblincat
I saw and own A Clockwork Orange. Thanks for playing.
So close!!!
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Originally posted by mookiemeister
Let me give it another shot here:

Das Boots
M
Eat Drink Man Woman
Chungking Express
In the Mood for Love
You got me there...

Although Das Boot has been on my to buy list for quite some time.
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Originally posted by Goblincat
You got me there...

Although Das Boot has been on my to buy list for quite some time.
Oops. I forgot to compare my new list to your original list. Replace Das Boots with Metropolis (1927) or Run Lola Run. Both are very good German films.
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This game is to easy...

Let's make it harder:

Try to name 3 movies from the top 100 grossing that I haven't seen.
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Originally posted by mookiemeister
Oops. I forgot to compare my new list to your original list. Replace Das Boots with Metropolis (1927) or Run Lola Run. Both are very good German films.
I've seen Metropolis. I found that one real fun way to watch it was to listen to Dark Side of the Moon along with it (Wizard of Oz style). That made it real fun to watch.
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Try these on for a nice variety.

The Beast (directed by Kevin Reynolds)
Hedwig & The Angry Inch
The Sweet Hereafter
eXistenZ
Smoke Signals
The Taking of Pelham 123

Seen any of those yet (I know it's six, but I couldn't decide)?
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Originally posted by veloce
Try these on for a nice variety.

The Beast (directed by Kevin Reynolds)
Hedwig & The Angry Inch
The Sweet Hereafter
eXistenZ
Smoke Signals
The Taking of Pelham 123

Seen any of those yet (I know it's six, but I couldn't decide)?
I haven't seen any of those. I'll put them on my list to look for.
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Rebecca
The Straight Story
The Great Escape
The Magnificent Seven
Midnight Run
Shadow of a Doubt
Anatomy of a Murder
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Re: I think I've missed seeing too many good films

Originally posted by Goblincat
I'm sure there are many more. What other must see movies am I missing out on? Let's play "Don't list big time movies Goblincat has seen". List 5 must see movies not on my list, and see if you can put together a list without any I have seen.
Ok, here's the "If you havent seen these 5 movies, you suck" list:

Spirited Away
Grave of the Fireflies
Seven Samauri
The Killer
The Ring (the Japanese version - although the US verison is pretty good too)

And the Bonus Film: Drunken Master 2 (NOT Legend of the Drunken Master)
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Re: Re: I think I've missed seeing too many good films

Originally posted by El-Kabong
Ok, here's the "If you havent seen these 5 movies, you suck" list:

Spirited Away
Grave of the Fireflies
Seven Samauri
The Killer
The Ring (the Japanese version - although the US verison is pretty good too)

And the Bonus Film: Drunken Master 2 (NOT Legend of the Drunken Master)
I must suck.
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Originally posted by asphodel5
Repulsion
STILL not on DVD.

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