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Post great dialogue driven movies.

Ones that don't have a lot of action and are really only dialogue driven. i, myself, never thought i would love them as i like a little action, but in recent times some have really blown me away. some that i have loved recently:

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Glengarry Glen Ross was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

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There are a lot of smart, dialogue-driven classics. All About Eve comes immediately to mind.
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There's the titans (which people already started listing).

There's also "The Boat That Rocked". Didn't catch it till it was on DVD. I was a bit suprised that it didn't fetch higher box office. Constantly funny and unique. And it seems to be overlooked by most.

You can also look up David Mamet's movies.
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at Charlie Wilson's War being called "great."

Anyway, I'll contribute 12 Angry Men and Fail-Safe.
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Although not a great movie, I was genuinely pulled in by The Informant! Good dialogue and an interesting story.
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Charlie Wilson's War? That can't be serious. My definition of great dialogue is clearly different.





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Anything written by David Mamet. And that includes Ronin.
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Apparently we're now just listing movies with dialogue in them.
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One of my faves. Language warning.
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Tarantino writes great dialog.
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Anything written by David Mamet. And that includes Ronin.
hell ya. love all his stuff, though there is some action in many. i would hesitate to say Redbelt, Spartan, even The Spanish Prisoner is strictly dialogue driven.
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Re: Post great dialogue driven movies.

if people are listing QT movies, which i agree have excellent dialogue that drives the movie and makes them great would they be considered "dialogue driven" though? i wanted to post PF, but wasn't sure. if they are, then this thread wouldn't be complete without the mother of them all (imo)...

**edit** Inglourious Basterds shouldn't be considered and i would hesitate on the other QT movies.
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