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post #31 of 130
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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
Planet Earth is on my wishlist. Feel free to expand on your 10. I need ideas. I already have 700 movies and i'd like to buy stuff on BR that i don't already have, though I will undoubtedly replace a lot of them as well.
post #32 of 130
I'm not going to make a top-ten list, but a few of my favorites haven't been mentioned (that come to mind, anyway):

Taxi Driver
High Noon
The Searchers
Rocky
The Empire Strikes Back
Alien
Bridge on the River Kwai

And a whole bunch of Clint Eastwood movies.
post #33 of 130
I'll explain the why of this list first. When I think of 10 Movies Everyone Should Own, I think of films that are part of the culture, where you'll miss a lot of subtext to day-to-day life because you have no idea what everyone's on about. As Oscar Wilde once said of Shakespeare's plays - you sit through them for the quotations. Let's go:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Godfather
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
Casablanca
West Side Story
Pulp Fiction
Enter The Dragon
Chinatown
The Terminator
post #34 of 130
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I'll explain the why of this list first. When I think of 10 Movies Everyone Should Own, I think of films that are part of the culture, where you'll miss a lot of subtext to day-to-day life because you have no idea what everyone's on about. As Oscar Wilde once said of Shakespeare's plays - you sit through them for the quotations. Let's go:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Godfather
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars
Casablanca
West Side Story
Pulp Fiction
Enter The Dragon
Chinatown
The Terminator

I'd never heard that. Will quote in the future.
post #35 of 130
-American Graffiti
post #36 of 130
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Planet Earth is on my wishlist. Feel free to expand on your 10. I need ideas. I already have 700 movies and i'd like to buy stuff on BR that i don't already have, though I will undoubtedly replace a lot of them as well.


Repo Man
Battle Royale
Big Trouble In Little China
The Big Lebowski
Donnie Brasco
The Cook The Thief His Wife and Her Lover
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Being John Malkovich
Ghostbusters
The Game
The Fly
Videodrome
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Die Hard
King of New York
The Thin Red Line
Robocop
Badlands
The Thing
Payback
Romeo Is Bleeding
Dark City
Zoolander
Real Genius
Logan's Run
Shawshank Redemption
The Pillow Book
A Clockwork Orange
M
Solyaris
Galaxy Quest
GATTACA
Hana-Bi
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
American Pop
Say Anything
Stranger Than Fiction
Taken
Chinatown
Conan The Barbarian
Suspiria
Delicatessen
A Zed and Two Noughts
post #37 of 130
If you don't own these movies you lost... Natural Born Killers Y Tu Mama Tambien Apocalypse Now Dr. Strangelove Trainspotting Taxi Driver Fight Club First Blood Goldfinger The Notebook
post #38 of 130
Interesting to see Y Tu Mama Tambien sitting between Natural Born Killers and Apocalypse Now.
post #39 of 130
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Interesting to see Y Tu Mama Tambien sitting between Natural Born Killers and Apocalypse Now.

I'm an interesting guy!
post #40 of 130
Random selection that come to my head at this time:

Ordet (Dreyer)
The Circus (Chaplin)
High and Low (Kurosawa)
The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)
El Topo (Jodorowsky)
The Whole Town's Talking (Ford)
Orpheus (Cocteau)
The Man With the Golden Arm (Preminger)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Peckinpah)
The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch)
post #41 of 130
Wanted to add 2 more movies that seems to draw a lot of feelings out of me.

Dancer in the Dark
The Wrestler

Really horrible of thinking of 10 really great movies all at once.

I will second Brazil and Delicatesen.
post #42 of 130
Sheet!

Nearly forgot a true classic with Christopher Walken/Larry Fishburne:

King of New York
post #43 of 130
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If you don't own these movies you lost...

Natural Born Killers
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Apocalypse Now
Dr. Strangelove
Trainspotting
Taxi Driver
Fight Club
First Blood
Goldfinger

The Notebook

The notebook is ok up until the vomit-inducing ending "OMG it's us! It's us!" Mostly it wins because of Rachel McAdams, whom I adore.

I'm glad to see some recs for King of NY. I saw it when I was going through blu-ray.com and i've never seen the movie. Gonna add it to the top of my list.
post #44 of 130
I refuse to even associate with people who don't like "The Shawshank Redemption". There is something off about them.
post #45 of 130
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I refuse to even associate with people who don't like "The Shawshank Redemption". There is something off about them.

It's not a bad movie, but it's over-rated.
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