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10 Movies everyone should own.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by GQgeek, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. Britalian

    Britalian Distinguished Member

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    I tried to watch the Matrix for the first time a few months ago and ejected after 15' or so. Reeves is completely unwatchable. He makes my sideboard seem animated.
     


  2. Hombre Secreto

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    No, I'm looking for good movies period.

    And Crank? Really? [​IMG]


    Those Crank movies are so bad... they are actually good. [​IMG]
     


  3. Cleav

    Cleav Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I take "movies you should own" to mean movies that you'd like to watch, presumably more than once.

    Some movies get better with multiple viewings. The Godfather is a movie that I get more out of watching it now then when I first watched it. Casino entertains me even though I have seen it a dozen times. I can't count the number of times Rocky came on TV and I couldn't change the channel. Jackie Gleason makes me smile as Buford T Justice.
     


  5. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I tried to watch the Matrix for the first time a few months ago and ejected after 15' or so. Reeves is completely unwatchable. He makes my sideboard seem animated.

    I can see this happening with something like The Day The Earth Stood Still but with The Matrix? [​IMG]
     


  6. Mr Herbert

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    Blade Runner
    The Thin Red Line
    Downfall
    Apocalypse Now
    Live Flesh
    Tristram Shandy - A Cock and Bull Story
    The Proposition
    Breaker Morant
    12 Canoes
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
     


  7. Egdon Heath

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    Were this a list of movies you shouldn't own, not because they're bad, but because they glue lasting images into your head that you really don't want stuck there, I would list:
    Blue Velvet Natural Born Killers A Clockwork Orange Reservoir Dogs.
    However, those images can be partially rinsed away with a big fat helping of Barry Levinson, particularly Dinner and Tin Men.​
     


  8. epb

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    I can see this happening with something like The Day The Earth Stood Still but with The Matrix? [​IMG]

    I can sort of see it - great as the film is, it starts off fairly slow, aside from the intro scene where Trinity is chased by agents.
     


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    I can sort of see it - great as the film is, it starts off fairly slow, aside from the intro scene where Trinity is chased by agents.
    so you expected a sci-fi version of alice in wonderland to start with hypnagogic hallucinations?
     


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    Operation Petticoat
    Bringing up Baby
    The Year of Living Dangerously
    the original Alien
    the original Pirates of the Caribbean
    High Noon
    Excalibur
    North by Northwest
    To Catch a Thief
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    edit: Make that eleven - Much Ado about Nothing
     


  11. epb

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    so you expected a sci-fi version of alice in wonderland to start with hypnagogic hallucinations?


    I was talking about someone else's response. I don't know how or why, maybe because I don't own a television, but I first saw The Matrix completely cold - I had no idea what it was about, or even who was in it. When Neo woke up in that goo, I was staring at the screen like [​IMG]

    Me, I don't mind if a movie starts slow and gets moving, but Hollywood knows most people simply don't have the attention span. Now everything starts with a bang then backtracks to fill in the story, so they don't lose the Playstation generation.
     


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    1. Godfather
    2. AmÃ[​IMG]lie
    3. La Dolce Vita
    4. La Vita Ã[​IMG] Bella
    5. Pulp Fiction
    6. Shawshank Redemption
    7. Schindlers List
    8. Kurosawas Seven Samurai
    9. Dr. Strangelove
    10. Scent of a woman
     


  14. GQgeek

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    [​IMG]

    I'm glad you didn't name another nine.
     


  15. Neo_Version 7

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    No. Just....no.
     


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