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What's the most powerful movie you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by furo, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. furo

    furo Well-Known Member

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    So what's the most powerful movie you've seen?

    Not necessarily:

    -the best
    -the funniest
    -the scariest
    -the most entertaining

    I'll let a few responses filter in before I throw out mine to see if others are thinking the same thing
     
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    This was pretty gripping.

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    The Bicycle Thief.
     
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    The first time I saw Saving Private Ryan in the theater I was pretty moved.
     
  7. Caesar Augustus

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    So what's the most powerful movie you've seen? Not necessarily: -the best -the funniest -the scariest -the most entertaining I'll let a few responses filter in before I throw out mine to see if others are thinking the same thing
    I saw Saving Private Ryan when I was super young--about 13--and I remember being overwhelmed with emotion. The most shocking scene was the landing on the beach. I also watched Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now soon after. If I had to pick one, Apocalypse Now was the most powerful for me. That movie gets better every time I see it. The deep symbolic meanings, the themes, the character development, they are all top-notch. Read Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. The movie is very loosely based off of that novella, but comparing them was fun for me when I wrote an essay about the movie.
     
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    American History X

    hands down
     
  9. Caesar Augustus

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    American History X

    hands down


    Forgot about that one. Very true. I cringed during the prison scene...you know the one. Additionally, when Edward Furlong {{{{{{SPOILER}}}}}}} got shot, I couldn't help but get emotional.
     
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    +1 for American History X
     
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    Triumph Of The Will?

    I guess it depends on how you define "powerful".
    Well crafted propaganda is a very powerful thing. Look at the results.
     
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    Triumph Of The Will?

    I guess it depends on how you define "powerful".
    Well crafted propaganda is a very powerful thing. Look at the results.


    Battle for Algiers was pretty amazing.
     
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    Field of Dreams
     
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    Field of Dreams

    Interesting. Gandhi for me (the one with Ben Kingsley)
     
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    schindler's list
     
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    The Shawshank Redemption really had me.
     
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    Dear Zachary, first time I've cried in years. Nothing even comes close to this one.
     
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    Baraka, I'll never forget it and I'll always remind myself to watch it once in a while.
     
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    Pink Flamingos. It was before the Internet and the first "shock" movie I had ever seen.
     

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