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Best 10 films

Post  Constance on Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:08 am

...Or any number of your favorite films.

On the old ATU we had just before we lost the forum a thread on people's favorite films.

Can we do the lists again please? I'd love to get some recommendations.

I remember one poster had a list of heavy, gruesome, action-packed films, and then, toward the end of the list, was Annie Hall!

My favorite films are all Woody Allen's films, and predictably, all the new great dramas out of China.


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Re: Best 10 films

Post  pinhedz on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:14 am

Skipping the obvious ones (Citizen Kane, City Lights, etc.), here are some that come to mind that have worn well:

-- The Pawnbroker
-- The Fixer
-- Alexander Nevsky
-- The Day the Earth Stood Still
-- Serpico
-- The Alamo (2004)
-- Midway
-- The Milagro Bean Field War
-- The Pianist
-- Robin and Marion

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  Constance on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:42 am

Thanks for the lists, guys! I'll definitely use them.

We used to rent films through the mail with Blockbuster, which just closed, so my husband is signing up for Netflix. The first film I'm going to order is Mao's Last Dancer, adapted from the book, and a true story.

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  Guest on Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:40 am

Here's one maybe you haven't heard about, it is my brother's favorite movie: Victor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive. I saw it today again... very beautiful.

"I once showed a dozen or so classic non-American films to students at the Royal College of Art. To my surprise, despite the fact that the list included the work of such world-renowned directors as Luis Buñuel, Satyajit Ray and Kenji Mizoguchi, the film they fell in love with was Victor Erice's The Spirit of the Beehive. They rightly thought it close to magic. It is one of the most beautiful and arresting films ever made in Spain, or anywhere in the past 25 years or so." - Derek Malcolm

The movie is now 39 years old



It takes place in a small town in Spain after the civil war. It is about a little girl, Ana (Ana Torrent). "She sees James Whale's Frankenstein, and is beguiled by it; it enters her imagination."

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  woo on Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:19 am

Not in any order and subject to change I suppose. Skipping the obvious ones (The Big Lebowski.The Treasure of Sierra Madre). Ha.

--Godfather (One and two!)

--Magnolia

--Central Station

--Run Lola Run

--Character

--Before Sunrise/Before Sunset

--Little Fugitive (The Coney Island Kid)

--The Shawshank Redemption

--Fargo

--Trois couleurs: Rouge

--Il Postino


Halloween is a guilty pleasure. Maira full of Grace maybe should be in there. Bourne...Oy...Vovler, North by Northwest...yeah, I can't do ten...not even 11.

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  pinhedz on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:12 am

Henry Wookai wrote:--Run Lola Run
That reminds me -- "Groundhog Day" was a surprisingly good watch.

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  woo on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:19 am

pinhedz wrote:
Henry Wookai wrote:--Run Lola Run
That reminds me -- "Groundhog Day" was a surprisingly good watch.



And that reminds me of 'Caddyshack', which is an American classic and one of my favourites...

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  Guest on Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:35 am

Run Lola Run left me cold... maybe I wasn't inspired that day

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  eddie on Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:38 pm

Zulu
Performance
Casablanca
Polanski's Macbeth
The Wicker Man
The Exorcist
Jaws
The Long Good Friday
The Lavender Hill Mob
The French Connection


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Impossible task, of course. A completely arbitrary selection of the first titles to come into my head. Tomorrow I'd select a different Top 10.

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Re: Best 10 films

Post  Constance on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:00 pm

Thanks for the recommendations! (I haven't seen or even heard of some of these films.('Embarassed') Now I have a lot of fun viewing in store for me!!

(I also love Casablanca.)

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