I missed this thread somehow. Can I just copy MrTortoise's list?
Well, I guess mine would be a little different. As I am / was a science fiction and fantasy illustrator for a time, mine are going to be predictable:
2001: a space odyssey
The Day the Earth Stood Still (original not that remake travesty)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
La Belle et la Bête
A Clockwork Orange
One Million Years BC (a guilty pleasure - I love the soundtrack)
Conan the Barbarian (another guilty pleasure with a magnificent soundtrack)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (dated, but in its day was a wonder)
Jurassic Park (still a dream come true for a kid who loved dinosaurs)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Blade Runner (if only for Rutger Haur's awesome performance)
Gosh I can't even think of 20.
Some runners up include
My Favorite Year
Girl With a Pearl Earring
The Three Musketeers / The Four Musketeers (70's version with Michael York)
Ivanhoe (early 80's TV version with Anthony Andrews)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (also with Anthony Andrews)
Everything is Illuminated
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (I know it's stupid)
Indiana Jones (All)
Star Wars (original trilogy)
Lawrence of Arabia
Lord of the Rings (all)
Seven Years in Tibet
It's a Wonderful Life
Well, that's only 10. I'm probably forgetting something....
1) La Grande Illusion
3) La règle du Jeu
4) Shadow of a Doubt
5) Les Enfants du Paradis
6) The Third Man
9) Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
10) Once upon a time in America
12) Seven Samurai
15) Some Like it hot
16) The seven year itch
17) Sunset boulevard
18) Tokyo Story
19) It's a wonderful life
Let my start off by saying how great your list is! Love all the Kurosawa picks ..
Now... OMG!! I've been looking for this Brocka film for AGES.. Is it totally amazing?? how did you see it?
Thank you very much for your kind words. I like that movie Jim Carey movie too. Eternal... and Cable guy are great movies (though I want to see the original of Cable Guy).
Reading your list, your a movie nut as well. I could go as far as 70 but that could get me banned here. Yes! Im a huge fan Lino Brocka films, specially his early works. I was lucky to get to see them on various formats, cinema, cable, Betamax and VHS. They are all must see movies.
Originally Posted by Isola
Yes that's the one. Tim Roth was amazing!
Yes, great performance by Tim Roth. Love the scene there during the storm when he let go of the grand piano clamp.
I would like to add a few names to the above mentioned:
The Battle Of Algiers
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Best Years Of Our Lives
High and Low
The Mouse That Roared
The French Connection and another movie very few people saw
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A Clockwork Orange
2001:A Space Odyssey
The Elephant Man
12 Angry Men
No Country for Old Men
Children of Men
Umm, yeah, I'm sure I missed a few obvious ones, but just a quick list for now .
Uncle Buck (and most anything else with John Candy)
The Grinch (both the genius acting job of Jim Carrey, and the original)
Ace Ventura 1 & 2
Police Academy (mainly for the man who made sound effects)
Every Cheech and Chong movie ever made
Now for a few more serious ones:
The Luhzin Defense
Blade Runner "If only you could see the things I've seen with your eyes." (The great Harrison Ford classic directed by grandmaster Scott Ridley)
Immortal Beloved (maybe not totally accurate, but they really captured Beethoven)
The Lady With the Pearl Earring (if you're not familiar, it's about a Heugenot maid who met a great painter in 1700's France)
There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance. Nahj ul-Balāgha by Ali bin Abu-Talib
Just remembered one more film: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. One of a kind, very artistically made. It's based on the book Perfume by German author Patrick Suskind.
And the film score was written by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and director Tom Tykwer who work in a team called Pale 3. It was recorded by the Berliner Philharmoniker with Sir Simon Rattle, and there is a video clip about the making of the soundtrack on its microsite for the movie. You can hear the full album on Last.fm, and there is also a group for fans:
Twenty is cutting it pretty short for me, but here goes, and in no particular ranking:
2:LA BELLE ET LA BETE
5:THE LADY EVE
6:BRINGING UP BABY
10: ALEXANDER NEVSKY
11: HENRY V (Olivier version)
12: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
13: THE AWFUL TRUTH
14: THE LETTER
15: THE HEIRESS
16: THE SEA HAWK
19: RIO BRAVO
20: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN