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    Quality varies:

    Unearthly Stranger (1963)
    The Innocents (1961)
    For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    Attack (1956)
    Zulu (of course) (1964)

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    Thunder Pass (1954)
    Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
    The Bravados (1958)
    Game of Death (1978)
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    Titanic
    Saving Private Ryan
    Amadeus
    Schindler's List
    The Godfather I, II, III
    Skyfall
    Casablanca
    Apollo 13
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Red Violin
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcnog11 View Post
    Titanic
    Saving Private Ryan
    Amadeus
    Schindler's List
    The Godfather I, II, III
    Skyfall
    Casablanca
    Apollo 13
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Red Violin
    You have a very broad taste seeing this list.
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    La Cité des Enfants Perdus
    Amadeus
    Diva
    The Lion in Winter
    Twelve Monkeys
    Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Groundhog Day
    The Name of the Rose
    Excalibur


    Honorable Mention: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pugg View Post
    You have a very broad taste seeing this list.
    I have a home theatre and there are many others that I like do not get on this list. Too bad.
    "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." - Ludwig van Beethoven

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    2 ~ The Pursuit of Happiness
    3 ~ Hunger Games
    4 ~ My Sister's Keeper
    5 ~ The Notebook
    6 ~ I Am Number Four
    7 ~ Taken
    8 ~ The Mortal Insturments
    9 ~ X-Men
    10 ~ 21/22 Jump Street

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    I am including two BBC productions. They are my favorites over the actual movies I have listed.

    BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995) TV Miniseries with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle
    BBC's Downton Abbey (2010-2015) Masterpiece Theater TV Series PBS
    Lord of Rings Trilogy
    Sense and Sensibility(1995) with Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet
    Ever After (1998)
    The Quiet Man (1952)
    My Fair Lady (1964)
    Field of Dreams (1989)
    A Christmas Carol (1951) Alastair Sim
    Dave (1993)
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    American films:

    1. Red River
    2. Citizen Kane
    3. Modern Times
    4. Young Mr. Lincoln
    5. Night of the Hunter
    6. Sunset Boulevard
    7. All About Eve
    8. Bringing Up Baby
    9. Shadow of a Doubt
    10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    Non-American:

    1. La Grande Illusion
    2. Journal d'un curé de campagne
    3. Andrei Rublev
    4. Ivan Groznyi I & II
    5. Il Gattopardo
    6. Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo
    7. Ordet
    8. Bronenosets Potyomkin
    9. Stromboli
    10. La Terra Trema

    I wouldn't probably change these directors, but I might very well replace some of their films.
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion, but that's not it. At least I don't think so. I remember the British army depicted laden with chests of drawers and tea sets and paraphernalia of all sorts totally useless in such terrain and conditions, laboring up over mountain passes, etc. Maybe I'm actually recalling a vivid written account of the fiasco and not a film at all. As I recall, only one British soldier survived the catastrophe and returned to tell the tale.
    Have you read George MacDonald Fraser's first Flashman novel? The book is set around the Afghan Uprising of 1842 and the retreat from Kabul.

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    My list will be unusual, so pardon me for this preface. A few years ago it might have contained only prestigious titles, but then something happened. Movies started appearing around 2013, the odd one here, another there, that I not only appreciated for their artistry but that touched something deeper inside me. It sounds arrogant but some of these lists make me wonder if these people have ever watched a movie they cared about deeply - because I was like that until very recently and many of those titles I can't imagine actually caring much about, regardless of how well they may have been made. How does a person, after all, care deeply about mere artistry, mere nihilism?

    Or maybe it's just me, I don't know. But my list, even though it contains what may sound like low-brow titles, is to be taken seriously. It's not a sign of trolling or dementia, but perhaps of a different view of beauty, or of a mind that tried to look for more than artistry and nihilism and found it in unusual places. With this caveat, here's my list, and none of these shall be Hollywood:

    Edge of Tomorrow
    Batman v Superman
    The Dark Knight
    Dark Knight Rises
    Looper

    That would be top five in no particular order. Some of them I've watched a dozen times within a couple of years and they hold up well. Hopefully in ten more years I can make a top-ten from movies of approximately that quality.

    The rest of the list is mostly more prestigious-sounding, perhaps not something I'll be re-watching all the time but still great for a viewing or two:

    Nymph()maniac vol 2, Director's Cut (vol 1 left me kind of cold)
    Never Let Me Go
    Leon the Professional
    Insidious
    Burn After Reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by schigolch View Post
    Ten of my favorites, in chronological order:

    M (1931) - Fritz Lang
    La Règle du jeu (1939) - Jean Renoir
    Stromboli (1950) - Roberto Rossellini
    Ugetsu monogatari (1953) - Kenji Mizoguchi
    Ordet (1955) - Carl Dreyer
    Pickpocket
    (1959) - Robert Bresson
    Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (1964) - Pier Paolo Pasolini
    L'important c'est d'aimer (1975) - Andrzej Zuławski
    Nostalghia (1983) - Andrei Tarkovsky
    La stanza del figlio (2001) - Nanni Moretti

    Well, these are my favorites. If you don't like them I have others.
    Your list is pretty ace. 8 of them I love and the remaining 2 I haven't seen!
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFashionedGirl View Post
    In no particular order:

    Tokyo Story
    Battleship Potemkin
    Ordet
    Sunrise
    Winter Light
    Stalker
    Diary of a Country Priest
    Nazarín
    Sansho the Bailiff
    Woman in the Dunes
    This is also really close to my tastes. A wonderful list!!
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaltotun View Post
    Your list is pretty ace. 8 of them I love and the remaining 2 I haven't seen!
    Which are those two, if I may ask?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn67 View Post
    I am including two BBC productions. They are my favorites over the actual movies I have listed.

    BBC's Pride and Prejudice (1995) TV Miniseries with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle
    BBC's Downton Abbey (2010-2015) Masterpiece Theater TV Series PBS

    I do love the BBC but it really irks their commercial rivals ITV, when they always get the credit for 'classy' British productins sold overseas.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downton_Abbey

    and Brideshead Revisited, amongst others.
    Last edited by Belowpar; Jan-23-2017 at 14:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belowpar View Post
    I do love the BBC but it really irks their commercial rivals ITV, when they always get the credit for 'classy' British productins sold overseas.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downton_Abbey

    and Brideshead Revisited, amongst others.
    Indeed Brideshead Revisited is one of the best in its genre. Enjoyed it long time ago.
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