10 Movies everyone should own.

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  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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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.
     
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    coldarchon Senior member

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    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
     
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    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    uhurit Senior member

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    In no particular order:
    -No Country For Old Men
    -Surveillance
    -American Gigolo
    -Ronin or Heat
    -Angel Heart
    -Matrix 1
    -Solaris
    -Memento
    -Mulholland Drive
     
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    -Mulholland Drive

    Good call. Not available on BR yet. [​IMG]
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    What is The Princess Bride?

    It sounds like a chick-flick.
     
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    Why own when you can rent?
     
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    Why own when you can rent?

    Why rent when you can own after downloading for free?
     
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    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
     
  10. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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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.
     
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    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
     
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    American Psycho (it's THE SF movie)
    The Third Man
    A Man for All Seasons
     
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    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
     
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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
     

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