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10 Movies everyone should own.

post #1 of 130
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I will spare fuuma the horror of my own list, but this is a good way for me to identify purchases I might not have thought of. Help me stimulate the economy! edit: And yes, wrong forum. Ok, fuuma PMed me and really wants to know what movies he should own, so this is my recommendation to him: The Terminator True Romance Blade Runner Casablanca Casino Royale Goodfellas Godfather1&2 The Matrix Predator Unforgiven Rambo The Professional The Princess Bride Roman Holiday Yes, I know that's more than 10 but i couldn't restrain myself.
post #2 of 130
movies you should own because you need to watch them several times:
intacto
rollerball
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
the matrix
a fish called wanda

other movies:
heat
apokalypse now
ghost in the shell
ronin
love story
post #3 of 130
alot of the martin scorcese films.
post #4 of 130
In no particular order:
-No Country For Old Men
-Surveillance
-American Gigolo
-Ronin or Heat
-Angel Heart
-Matrix 1
-Solaris
-Memento
-Mulholland Drive
post #5 of 130
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-Mulholland Drive

Good call. Not available on BR yet.
post #6 of 130
What is The Princess Bride?

It sounds like a chick-flick.
post #7 of 130
Why own when you can rent?
post #8 of 130
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Why own when you can rent?

Why rent when you can own after downloading for free?
post #9 of 130
I do enjoy watching Casino Royale and No Country for Old Men.

I like comedy horror movies so I will throw a few must have movies in there.

Dead Alive
Evil Dead
Drag me to Hell
post #10 of 130
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Why own when you can rent?

I like to have a large selection on-hand because I tend to watch a movie most nights. I tend to download and buy what I really like. Amazon makes it pretty cheap to amass a good collection so it's not that big a deal. Buying is often just twice as expensive as renting and you get to keep the movie forever.
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What is The Princess Bride?

It sounds like a chick-flick.

Not really. It's hilarious.
post #12 of 130
The only movies I'm interested in owning are the very re-watchable ones, and there aren't many of those.

First, IMHO the *most* re-watchable movie is "A Clockwork Orange"; Kubrik is fantastic anyway, but every time I watch this film I see something new.

If I had to choose 9 more, in no particular order:

"Diva" (directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix)
"The Seven Samurai" (Kurosawa)
"The Dirty Dozen"
"Heat"
"Pulp Fiction"
"Excalibur" (I just never, ever get tired of Nicol Williamson's Merlin)
"The Road Warrior" (best of the Mad Max films)
"Fantasia" (this was actually the first movie I saw, and I still love it!)
"Goodfellas"

These aren't my favorite movies, or the movies I regard as "brilliant" or "important" (I think Kurosawa's best film is "Ikiru", for example), but the ones I find myself watching again every few years.

DH
post #13 of 130
American Psycho (it's THE SF movie)
The Third Man
A Man for All Seasons
post #14 of 130
Upon reflection, I'd really have to populate the list with Bond films, but there are so many... I suppose if I could only chose one, it would be "Goldfinger".

DH
post #15 of 130
I had to impose serious limitations on myself to narrow this down to even close to 10 films. I almost made it.

I could probably come up with 10 movies that everyone should own in ten different genres.



Brazil
Groundhog Day
Office Space
UHF
Ronin
Bladerunner: Final Cut
BBC Planet Earth
Falling Down
Harold and Maude
Pleasantville
Queen - Rock Montreal
Tampopo
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