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Old 09-25-17, 08:46 AM
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2001: A Space Odyssey
North by Northwest
Seven Samurai
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Casablanca
Jaws
The Last of the Mohicans
Some Like it Hot
King Kong (1939)
The Wizard of Oz
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Harvey
Mister Roberts
Stalag 17
Hoosiers
Double Indemnity
The Lady Eve
Terminator/T2
Aliens
The French Connection
Run Lola Run
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Rear Window
Star Wars
His Girl Friday
Citizen Kane
It's A Wonderful Life
The Godfather I&II
To Kill A Mockingbird
Singing in the Rain
Top Hat
Duck Soup
Chinatown
The Maltese Falcon
The Great Escape
Shane
Brief Encounter
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Poseidon Adventure
Yankee Doodle Dandy
White Heat
The Thin Man
Snow White
Psycho
Stop Making Sense
Silence of the Lambs
Toy Story/2
Out of the Past
Laura
12 Angry men
The Matrix
Ben-Hur
The Road Warrior
Rocky
Groundhog Day
The Best Years of Our Lives
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Double Indemnity
Night of the Hunter
Bringing Up Baby
The Third Man
Citizen Kane
Singin' in the Rain
Wings of Desire
Ace in the Hole
All That Jazz
Being John Malkovich
Blow Out
Empire of the Sun
Duck Soup
Dumbo
Feed the Kitty
Great Expectations
Hard Boiled
Miller's Crossing
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Never Cry Wolf
North by Nothwest
Shadow of a Doubt
The Purple Rose of Cairo
The Road Warrior
Touch of Evil
Swimming to Cambodia
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Re: Which movies do you consider "masterpieces"?

^Another definition of Masterpiece that I've often used:

an artist's or craftsman's best piece of work.
"the painting is arguably Picasso's masterpiece"
synonyms: pièce de résistance, chef-d'œuvre, masterwork, magnum opus, finest/best work, tour de force


By that definition, I don't think one director can have multiple masterpieces.
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Superhero movies
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Dances with Wolves - beautifully shot, incredible music, moving story with the right balance of drama, realism, and action. A true escapism film.

Anthropoid - I still can't get anyone to see this film. lol 100% authentic. This movie affected me so deeply emotionally that I was weeping for several minutes at the end.

The Thin Red Line - March to the Line is my favorite movie score of all time, so many great actors in this one, and beautifully shot as well.
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Re: Which movies do you consider "masterpieces"?

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
Anthropoid - I still can't get anyone to see this film. lol 100% authentic. This movie affected me so deeply emotionally that I was weeping for several minutes at the end.
It's available on Amazon Prime if anyone is interested. It really is a wonderful film. I don't know if I'd put it in "masterpiece" territory but I won't argue against it. I wonder if the lackluster title has anything to do with people having no interest in seeing it.
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The Graduate (Criterion)...this is about as close to “masterpiece” as you can get. So great.
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Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32 View Post
Anthropoid - I still can't get anyone to see this film. lol 100% authentic. This movie affected me so deeply emotionally that I was weeping for several minutes at the end.
Great film.

Some of my personal favorites not mentioned as much:

The Gambler (1974)
Rocky
Robocop
Ben-Hur (1959)
JFK
Munich
Psycho
Do The Right Thing
Groundhog Day
Malcolm X
Glengarry Glen Ross
Casino
The Prestige
25th Hour
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So many to choose from but this stands out for me.

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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post
So many to choose from but this stands out for me.

Blank Check?
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
A hybrid of AKIRA and IKIRU...I'd pay to see that:

Me, too!


(Damned typo that I didn't catch... But that would make for one hell of a movie!)
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Re: Which movies do you consider "masterpieces"?

According to my movie database these are the movies I given 5 stars

https://rateyourmusic.com/film_colle...mochica50/r5.0

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring] (2003)
Aladdin (1992)
Amores perros [Love's a Bitch] (2000)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
Being There (1979)
City Lights (1931)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Death at a Funeral (2007)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain [Amélie] (2001)
Fantasia (1940)
Forrest Gump (1994)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Hable con ella [Talk to Her] (2002)
Heat (1995)
Inception (2010)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
It Happened One Night (1934)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
El laberinto del fauno [Pan's Labyrinth] (2006)
Modern Times (1936)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso [Cinema Paradiso] (1988)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
El secreto de sus ojos [The Secret in Their Eyes] (2009)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Up (2009)
WALL·E (2008)
新世紀エヴァンゲリオン劇場版 Air/まごころを、君に [Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion] (1997)

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