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Marc

This is a list that may constantly change with your mood so feel free to change your minds and update.

Here's mine.

Louis Malle - The Fire Within (1963)

Michelangelo Antonioni - L'Eclisse (1962)

Jean-Pierre Melville - Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Billy Wilder - Ace in The Hole (1951)

Jim Jarmusch - Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

Luchino Visconti- Rocco and his Brothers (1960)

Abbas Kiarostami - Where is the Friend’s Home? (1987)

Aki Kaurismäki - Lights in the Dusk (2006)

John Hughes - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Akira Kurosawa - Seven Samurai (1954)

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Vincent Hanna

Cool list you got there :thumbsup: (heard of most of them but only seen Ace in the hole :().

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Lean

2. Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) -- Leone

3. Thief (1981) -- Mann

4. The French Connection (1971) -- Friedkin

5. Barry Lyndon (1975) -- Kubrick

6. The Killer (1989) -- Woo

7. From Russia with Love(1963)/Goldfinger(1964)

8. The Apartment (1960) -- Wilder

9. Apocalypse Now (1979) -- Coppola

10. Touch of Evil (1958) -- Welles

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pahonu
22 hours ago, Vincent Hanna said:

Cool list you got there :thumbsup: (heard of most of them but only seen Ace in the hole :().

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Lean

2. Once Upon a Time in the West (1969) -- Leone

3. Thief (1981) -- Mann

4. The French Connection (1971) -- Friedkin

5. Barry Lyndon (1975) -- Kubrick

6. The Killer (1989) -- Woo

7. From Russia with Love(1963)/Goldfinger(1964)

8. The Apartment (1960) -- Wilder

9. Apocalypse Now (1979) -- Coppola

10. Touch of Evil (1958) -- Welles

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Lawrence is amazing.  I saw the restored version in Super70 at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood in the 90's.  I think I still enjoy watching Bridge on the River Kwai more, though.

The French Connection rocks.  Did you ever see Hackman in The Conversation by Coppola?  He made it between the two Godfathers.

Speaking of Coppola, Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a favorite and Sophia Coppola made a great doc using that title about the making of Apocalypse.

Finally, the opening tracking shot in Touch of Evil inspired the same in Altman's The Player, which I got to see at it's premier after he spoke.

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Remington

In no particular order:

1. Scarface (1983)

2. The Godfather/The Godfather Part 2 (1972/1974)

3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

4. GoldenEye/Casino Royale  (1995/2006)

5. The Living Daylights/Licence To Kill (1987/1989)

6. Thunderball/Goldfinger (1965/1964)

7. Heat (1995)

8. True Romance (1993)

9. Layer Cake (2004)

10. Goodfellas (1990)

I'm gonna cheat and put TV shows as well.

1 Miami Vice

2 The Sopranos

3 Sons Of Anarchy

4 Married...With Children

5 Two and a Half Men

6 Frasier

7 Seinfeld

8 Amimal Kingdom

9 Weeds

10 Archer

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agent 47

Really glad to see some love for Ghost Dog, Marc. A movie I hope gets better attention (and a possible Criterion release) one day.

1. Lost Highway (1997, Dir. David Lynch)

2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974, Dir. Sam Peckinpah)

3. Sonatine (1993, Dir. Takeshi Kitano)

4. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, Dir. David Lynch)

5. Blue Velvet (1986, Dir. David Lynch)

6. Get Carter (1971, Dir. Mike Hodges)

7. Mulholland Dr. (2001, Dir. David Lynch)

8. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973, Dir. Kinji Fukasaku)

9. Point Blank (1967, Dir. John Boorman)

10. Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Dir. Robert Aldrich)

As you could probably tell, I'm a huge fan of David Lynch.

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Tommy Vercetti

1. Scarface (1983)

2. The Godfather Part II (1974)

3. JFK (1991)

4. je t'aime moi non plus (1976)

5. Salvador (1986)

6. Django (1966)

7. Thief (1981)

8. To Live and Die In LA (1985)

9. Scum (1979)

10. The Godfather (1972)

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alleycat

1.Scarface

2. Hunt For Red October

3. Casablanca 

4. Gone With the Wind 

5. Freddy’s Nightmares On Elm Street 

6.The Pink Panther 

7.The Godfather 

8. Saturday Night Fever 

9.The car (1977)

10. Smokey and the bandit 

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James

I hate lists, I never really ranked movies except for my top 3. Was hard to come up with the rest, so I based it on what I watch the most. 

1. GoodFellas

=1. American Graffiti 

3. Scarface

4. The Fast and The Furious

5. 2 Fast 2 Furious

6. Vanishing Point

7. The Driver

8. Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)

9. The Blues Brothers

10. Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

They're all car movies except for GoodFellas and Scarface. :) 

Since I'm more of a TV show guy, I'll do what Remington did and cheat by adding a TV show list.

1. Miami Vice (obviously)

2. Burn Notice

3. Dexter (3 - 6 are closely ranked, they're almost pretty much equal, I just rank Dexter as 3 so I have the "Miami Trio")

4. Black Sails

5. Ray Donovan

6. The Sopranos 

7. Arrow/The Flash/DC Legends of Tomorrow

8. Graceland (a show created by the guy who made White Collar Jeff Eastin, about undercover feds living together, got cancelled after 3 seasons unfortunately)

9. Magnum P.I. 

10. Life on Mars (US) A lot of people hated it, but for some unknown reason I really enjoyed it, so much so that I still watch it. Most recently in November.

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Vincent Hanna
On 31/01/2018 at 5:07 AM, pahonu said:

Like it!

Lawrence is amazing.  I saw the restored version in Super70 at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood in the 90's.  I think I still enjoy watching Bridge on the River Kwai more, though.

The French Connection rocks.  Did you ever see Hackman in The Conversation by Coppola?  He made it between the two Godfathers.

Speaking of Coppola, Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a favorite and Sophia Coppola made a great doc using that title about the making of Apocalypse.

Finally, the opening tracking shot in Touch of Evil inspired the same in Altman's The Player, which I got to see at it's premier after he spoke.

Seeing Lawrence on the big screen is on my cinematic bucket list for sure, as is Bridge on the River Kwai. I've seen "The Conversation" a couple of times and still don't quite get it, the end is really confusing.

That Apocalypse Now doc is really good, Love the parts with Brando and he talks crap about Burt Reynolds at one point.:)

 

We all have good taste in movies it seems.:thumbsup:

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Voodoo Vice Dealer

As a Russian I won't count Soviet era or Russian films because the ones I like the most are not well known internationally and because I also consider them to be from a different movie world (like Hollywood in US, Bollywood in India...) :) 

Without any order, my favourites of all time: 

Across 110th Street (1972)

Birdy (1984)

Platoon (1986)

Righting Wrongs (1986) [Hong Kong]

Angel Heart (1987) 

Prison On Fire (1987) [Hong Kong]

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Se7en (1995)

187 (1997)

I enjoy movies directed by Alan Parker, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Wes Craven, David Lynch, Ringo Lam and Corey Yuen.

I also liked True Romance (1993) and Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999), mentioned here before. My favourite actors are Mickey Rourke and Chow Yun-Fat.

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jpm1
2 hours ago, Voodoo Vice Dealer said:

As a Russian I won't count Soviet era or Russian films because..

you are definitely WRONG my friend. this is how we discover hidden jems. post them ;)

here are a couple of mines (random order)

- Spartacus 1960

- Blade runner 2049 2017

- Philadelphia 1993 great tribute movie. great Tom Hawks. great soundtrack (B. Springsteen)

- Kingdoms of heaven 2005

- Babe 1995 (i really like that movie. i love the innocence that emanates from that movie)

- Mad max 1979 (trully amazing cars chases)

- Conan the barbarian 1982 (great staging)

- Crocodile dundee 1986 talking about ecology in an era where it was the lesser of concern for most people

- Dawn of the dead 1978 all but stupid. a gigantic step foward on the art level. Do i need to introduce Mr George Romero

- One flew over a cuckoo's nest 1975 great movie

special mention:

- Blow 2001 for someone who like me lived in Colombia in the 80s, and has gone to Miami in that era, it's a very interesting movie

- Serpico 1973 great tribute movie

- Hachi 2009 another great tribute movie (even if very sad)

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Marc

Yeah I wrote an essay on the Russian film How I Ended This Summer (2010) in university. 

I'd recommend this one too The Thief (1997) I saw this numerous times growing up and it's always stuck with me. 

Andrei Tarkovsky is the obvious master. I like all the Andrey Zvyagintsev films I've seen.

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pahonu
On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 8:15 AM, Voodoo Vice Dealer said:

As a Russian I won't count Soviet era or Russian films because the ones I like the most are not well known internationally and because I also consider them to be from a different movie world (like Hollywood in US, Bollywood in India...) :) 

Without any order, my favourites of all time: 

Across 110th Street (1972)

Birdy (1984)

Platoon (1986)

Righting Wrongs (1986) [Hong Kong]

Angel Heart (1987) 

Prison On Fire (1987) [Hong Kong]

Johnny Handsome (1989)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Se7en (1995)

187 (1997)

I enjoy movies directed by Alan Parker, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Wes Craven, David Lynch, Ringo Lam and Corey Yuen.

I also liked True Romance (1993) and Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999), mentioned here before. My favourite actors are Mickey Rourke and Chow Yun-Fat.

Wow!  I've never heard anybody even mention Across 110th Street with Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Quinn.  Not exactly a Blaxploitation film, but close to the genre and a favorite of mine.  I may have seen Oliver Stone's Platoon more than any other film in my life yet I don't even own a copy.  Somehow I'm drawn to watch it whenever I find it playing.  Keith David was fantastic as King.  He does a lot of voice work now.

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Stinger390X

I have rather eclectic tastes but her is a short list as many of you have already mentioned some of my fav's which are excellent.

1. Cinema Paradiso (Italian) A movie about movies

2. Tell No One (French) Thriller about covered up murder and lost love

3. Labyrinth of Lies (German) True story of lawyer that went after Nazi's in the early 1960s Berlin

4. Bladerunner (and now it's sequal too)

5. Interstellar

6. A Star is Born (1970's version) Fourth remake starring Barbara Striesand and Kris Kristofferson. The FIFTH remake is being made now and comes out next year starring Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper...looking forward to it!

7. Lawrence of Arabia

8. Leaving Las Vegas

9. Aloha Bobby and Rose

10. The Razors Edge

11. Honorable mention -  "At Close Range" True Story of thieves and his son, beautiful cinematography!!! Well told story and great plotline (can't believe it really happened?)

As this is just a short list, I have many others that I love as well, but these are my "go-to" movies that I watch at least once a year on a cloudy day in front of the TV. I love old classics very much as well. One to mention is "A Place in the Sun" and other such B&W classics like "The Third Man" and a hundred more...

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Stinger390X
On ‎2‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 2:59 AM, James said:

I hate lists, I never really ranked movies except for my top 3. Was hard to come up with the rest, so I based it on what I watch the most. 

They're all car movies except for GoodFellas and Scarface. :) 

 

I also love car movies, Gumball Ralley, The original Gone in Sixty Seconds, Hot Rod, Fast Lane Fever, Two Lane Blacktop, Macon County Line, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, American Graffiti, Bullitt, Corvette Summer, Gran Prix, Need for Speed, Cannonball Run, and so many more great movies that have old cars in them. I make it a game to try to identify all the old cars in movies when I watch.

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James
11 hours ago, Stinger390X said:

I also love car movies, Gumball Ralley, The original Gone in Sixty Seconds, Hot Rod, Fast Lane Fever, Two Lane Blacktop, Macon County Line, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, American Graffiti, Bullitt, Corvette Summer, Gran Prix, Need for Speed, Cannonball Run, and so many more great movies that have old cars in them. I make it a game to try to identify all the old cars in movies when I watch.

Yeah they're what I watch mostly, couldn't name them all in my top 10. :p

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Vincent Hanna

Was watching some random Korean movie and realised I need to see more foreign movies in general man, what sort of self proclaimed film buff has never seen a single Kurosawa, Tarkovsky, Fellini, Bergman film. I'm ashamed.:(

I bought Lady Snowblood on Bluray, so that'll be my gateway drug to delve into stuff thats not American/British:)

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