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

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  1. Connemara

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    Irreversible was very gripping. Has anyone mentioned The Vanishing? Maybe it should go under "Most Disturbing."
     


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    Once Upon a Time in America, Sergio Leone
     


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    I know it's probably horrible, but I still think of Star Wars every time I see this.
     


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    This movie was called Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. It was a South Korean movie. The criminal was the the apprentice of the master of that floating monastery. He lost his path when he entered the world of materialism. I am glad to hear someone else enjoyed this movie--it really touched me as well. So that is the title, so please, buy it [​IMG]

    Thanks dawg!
     


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    Thanks dawg!

    No problem. Happy to help [​IMG]
     


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    Yeah, it's cheesy, but Dances with Wolves was quite powerful for me. I also think Wong Kar Wai movies, especially Happy Together or In the Mood for Love, are very quietly powerful in how they capture a specific emotion which is quite hard to put into words.
     


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    i saw dog day afternoon when i was pretty young, and it basically changed me forever. other movies:

    once were warriors - don't watch unless you're ready to have this movie on your mind from time to time forever.

    the deer hunter
    midnight cowboy - gave me a glimpse of the seedy, pornographic new york which is all but gone now.
    schindler's list - i fucking cried. and you know, i never cry. i never cry, alice.
    eat drink man woman - powerful in its own quiet way
     


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    Irreversible was very gripping.

    Has anyone mentioned The Vanishing? Maybe it should go under "Most Disturbing."


    Only the original. The Keifer Sutherland version sucked.
     


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    How could I forget lars von trier - breaking the waves.
     


  11. AR_Six

    AR_Six "Sookie!"

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    Schindler's List is up there. I think I'm going to say, first, Glengarry Glen Ross owing both to performances and the fact that it is the most psychologically violent movie I think I've ever seen, and Network just because of the resonance some of the monologues have.
     


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    When I was around 18 and seeing Platoon.
     


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    Can't believe no one mentioned Sin Nombre besides me. Easily the most 'powerful' thing I've seen.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_Nombre_(2009_film)


    It was good but not most powerful. My wife teaches some kids in MS13, they don't look like those kids though.
     


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    Seeing what those people have to go through to get here was pretty powerful to me. Not that I didn't know, but you know, seeing it is something else.

    That director actually made that trip himself before shooting the movie.
     


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    Anything by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

    Seriously. Do yourself a favor and watch his movies.
     


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