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Originally Posted by limester816
Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction.... ridiculously awesome

Clint Eastwood in Where Eagles Dare is also ridiculously awesome. But yeah, Eiger Sanction is one of my favs. Also, Brenda Venus's breasts are outstanding.
 

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Pontypool (Canadian thriller; very good, on Netflix stream)
2 Days in Paris
Rabies (Israeli thriller)
Waltz with Bashir
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Attack the Block (British horror comedy; sort of like Shaun of the Dead)
Mr. Nobody
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
London (with Bradley Cooper and Jason Statham in a non typical role; very good movie)
Safety Not Guaranteeing
 

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The Wages of Fear (1953) Yves Montand -and (rare) the remake- Sorcerer (1978) Roy Scheider
I Walk The Line (1970) Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld
Papillon (1973) Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman
Hardcore (1978) George C. Scott
All That Jazz (1979) Roy Scheider, Ben Vereen, Jessica Lange
Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (aka 'Christiane F')(1981) Natja Brunckhorst
Nankyoku Monogatari (1983)(aka 'Antarctica') and never the stupid hollywood remake '8 below'
Kane And Abel (1985) Peter Strauss, Sam Neil (Made for TV MiniSeries)
Francesco.(1989) Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Andréa Ferréol
Near Death (Frederick Wiseman, 1989)(a 5 1/2 hr long documentary covering 4 terminally ill patients)
NIXON (1996) Anthony Hopkins
Ju Dou (1990) Gong Li
Raise the Red Lantern (1991) Gong Li
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1994)(Documentary about the instrument and its inventor)
L'amant (aka 'The Lover') (1992) June March, Tony Leung
Hostile Waters (1997)(HBO) Rutger Hauer
Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2001) All Inuit Cast
K-19 The Widowmaker (2002) Harrison Ford
Man on Wire (2008)(Documentary) Phillipe Petit
Masquerade (2012) Byung-hun Lee
 

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Originally Posted by limester816
Clint Eastwood in The Eiger Sanction.... ridiculously awesome
Clint Eastwood in Where Eagles Dare is also ridiculously awesome. But yeah, Eiger Sanction is one of my favs. Also, Brenda Venus's breasts are outstanding.
Agree with many of the posts in this thread and also decided to watch a few of the movies that I haven't seen from here and the what movies are you watching thread. Just finished "Where Eagles Dare" :slayer: More of a Burton vehicle than an Eastwood one though. Also noticed MOL listed Papillon and thought it strange that anyone would think it underrated because I remember it as being very very good and assumed everyone thought the same way. So I did some googling and was interested to note how many awesome movies came out the same year (1973/74). American Graffiti, The Exorcist, A Touch of Class, Save the Tiger, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Detail, Serpico, The Sting, The Way We Were, The Paper Chase, Bang The Drum Slowly, Paper Moon, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Day of the Jackal, Electra Glide in Blue... and more. These days we're lucky to get one or a small handful of movies in this class each year. I bet that year wasn't even that special back in the day.
 
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Also noticed MOL listed Papillon and thought it strange that anyone would think it underrated because I remember it as being very very good and assumed everyone thought the same way. So I did some googling and was interested to note how many awesome movies came out the same year (1973/74).
American Graffiti, The Exorcist, A Touch of Class, Save the Tiger, Last Tango in Paris, The Last Detail, Serpico, The Sting, The Way We Were, The Paper Chase, Bang The Drum Slowly, Paper Moon, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Day of the Jackal, Electra Glide in Blue... and more.
These days we're lucky to get one or a small handful of movies in this class each year. I bet that year wasn't even that special back in the day.

Most movies are made for adolescents today. Back then movies were made for adults.
 

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The Wages of Fear (1953) Yves Montand -and (rare) the remake- Sorcerer (1978) Roy Scheider
I Walk The Line (1970) Gregory Peck, Tuesday Weld
Papillon (1973) Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman
Hardcore (1978) George C. Scott
All That Jazz (1979) Roy Scheider, Ben Vereen, Jessica Lange
Wir Kinder Vom Bahnhof Zoo (aka 'Christiane F')(1981) Natja Brunckhorst
Nankyoku Monogatari (1983)(aka 'Antarctica') and never the stupid hollywood remake '8 below'
Kane And Abel (1985) Peter Strauss, Sam Neil (Made for TV MiniSeries)
Francesco.(1989) Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter, Andréa Ferréol
Near Death (Frederick Wiseman, 1989)(a 5 1/2 hr long documentary covering 4 terminally ill patients)
NIXON (1996) Anthony Hopkins
Ju Dou (1990) Gong Li
Raise the Red Lantern (1991) Gong Li
At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991) Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (1994)(Documentary about the instrument and its inventor)
L'amant (aka 'The Lover') (1992) June March, Tony Leung
Hostile Waters (1997)(HBO) Rutger Hauer
Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2001) All Inuit Cast
K-19 The Widowmaker (2002) Harrison Ford
Man on Wire (2008)(Documentary) Phillipe Petit
Masquerade (2012) Byung-hun Lee
A lot of these are pretty well known. Not Atanajurat though. Great movie. I did the trailer for it.

lefty
 

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Two early Leonardo DiCaprio movies:

This Boy's Life
Basketball Diaries
 

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The Wages of Fear (1953)
Papillon (1973) Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman

^ Both recommended, although a touch windy


Some random others:

Leolo - 1992

Ulysses Gaze - 1994

Amici miei - 1975

Until the End of the World - 1991

The Big Red One - 1980

The Thin Red Line - 1998

Lost Highway - 1997

Afterglow - 1997

Barcelona - 1994
 
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Interesting. Thread is two years old, over 250 posts, and idfnl decides to make his first post in this thread directly after a post by me. Hmmm. If I had not been told 30 times by him he has me on ignore I'd almost think he was pulling down a list of my posts.

:laugh:

Two more entries:

Night Falls On Manhattan
Beautiful Girls
 

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1965, "Fists in the pocket". - forgotten Italian classic ...
 

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