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holy sh*t almond, you know grave of the fireflies?

me:

godfather

spinal tap

grave of the fireflies

city of lost children

lupin iii, castle of caligostro (japanese version, english translation blew and vo sucked)

amadeus

apocalypse now

never cry wolf

ikiru

napoleon dynamite

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cidade de deus

fist of the northstar

the professional

and lastly...

whoriental sex academy 3

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the burbs

escape from new york

the warriors

pee wee's great adventure

city of lost children

crouching tiger hidden dragon

the crow

ghostbusters

caddyshack

the good the bad and the ugly

taxi driver

bad brains

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in no order

cat on a hot tin roof

cat on a hot tin roof

on the water front

down by law

stranger than paridise

cat on a hot tin roof

unforgiven

apocalypse now

apocalypse now

apocalypse now

gladiator

lock stock and two smoking barrels

the shawshank redemption

8 1/2

seven samurai

mishima

mishima

mishima

koyaanskatsi (sp?)

koyaanskatsi (sp?)

the ones listed more than once are the more important ones

but for the most part im all about straight up amazing movies and fuck yeah

those are them

and i know its not a movie, but am i the only one in here that fucking lvoes the WEST WING!?!?!

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a porn version? like where frodo fucks golem?

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fata morgana

even dwarfs started small

stroszek

space is the place

aguirre wrath of god

brown bunny

sans soleil

the mirror (tarkovsky)

holy mountain

2001

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there's loads more than this, but off the top of my head:

La Haine

Akira

United 93

Grosse Point Blank

Rushmore

Dr Strangelove

The Big Lebowski

Brokeback Mountain

The Driver

As the UK is not represented i might stick in something by Greenaway or Winterbottom, or maybe A Company Of Wolves by Jordan. No Jarmusch there either, i love mystery train and Ghost Dog. Just picked up a Kurosawa boxed set off ebay that i've gotta plow through as well...bugger, no room for Lynch, or Robocop...10 isn't enough.

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First ten movies (in alphabetical order) in my top100:

24 Hour Party People

37,2 le matin

39 steps

A man escaped/Un condamné à mort s'est échappé

Aguirre, the wrath of god

Akira

Alexander Nevski

All Quiet on the Western Front

An andalusian dog/Un chien andalou

Annie Hall

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fata morgana

even dwarfs started small

stroszek

space is the place

aguirre wrath of god

brown bunny

sans soleil

the mirror (tarkovsky)

holy mountain

2001

Quite the Herzog fan here, my favorite inclusion being Sans soleil

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You must see these 10 movies, off the top of my head:

City of God

Amores Perros

the Godfather

Godfather II

Scarface

North by Northwest

Battle Royale

Resorvoir Dogs

Pulp Fiction

Requiem for a Dream (most disturbing)

Other favorites:

Amelie

Trainspotting

Kids (since I was an extra in it...and the memories)

Nacho Libre

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Apocalypse Now (redux) / Coppola

The Wild Bunch / Peckinpah

Les Quatre cents coups / Truffaut

Chinatown / Polanski

Thin Red Line / the Terrence Malic film not the original

Fargo / Coen Brothers

Field of Dreams / Phil Alden Robinson

Citzen Kane / Orson Wells

Taxi Driver / Scorsese

Casablanca / Micheal Curtiz

Honorable mentions

The Station Agent / Tom McCarthy

Memento / Chistopher Nolan

Lone Star / John Sayles ****

Out of the Past / Jacques Tourneur

The Quite American / Phillip Noyce the 2002 remake *****

The Godfathers I & II / Coppola

Raging Bull / Scorsese

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bladerunner

solaris (tarkovsky)

videodrome

demon lover

swimming pool

funny games

the gleaners and i

julien donkey boy

weekend (godard)

alphaville

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Bladerunner Great film

Dark City

Full Metal Jacket How could I foget Kubrick the only director to get Marine Corps bootcamp right.

Pi (same director as Reqruiem for a Dream / Aronofsky

Resorvoir Dogs

I can't pick only 10..

Sexy Beast-Ben Kingsley is nuts in this.

The Usual Suspects

Cool Hand Luke

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada OUTSTANDING FILM

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bill and ted's excellent adventure + bogus journey

gladiator

die hard

oceans 11

shawshank redemption

indiana jones - last crusade

back to the future 1 + 2

batman begins

wet hot american summer

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cidade de deus

fight club

scarface

battle royale

requiem for a dream

donnie darko

shawshank redemption

the godfather

straw dogs

se7en

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bluespring

pornostar

battle royale

kids

requiem for a dream

blow

billy madison

a bittersweetlife

internal affairs

godfather series

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Merreilles, Cidade de Deus (2002)

Melville, Le Samuraï (1967)

Fellini, 8 1/2 (1964)

Innaritu, Amores Perros (2000)

Aronofsky, Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Copolla, Godfather (parte I & II) (1972 & 1974)

Singer, Usual Suspects (1995)

Lumet, Twelve Angry Men (1957)

Park, Oldboy (2003)

Kassovitz, La Haine (1995)

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1)Seven Samurai

2)Ghost in The shell an Ghost in THe Shell Innocence

3)Bladerunner

4)The Original Star Wars - all 3

5)Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi)

6)Alien and Aliens 2

These are the ones that are always in my heart :P

others:

FightClub

ChinaTown

Citizen Cane

Funny how we all think we're so special yet a lot of people like the same movies. Musical tastes are more diverse. Goes to show you that film is universal.

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Funny how we all think we're so special yet a lot of people like the same movies. Musical tastes are more diverse. Goes to show you that film is universal.

Personally I think it's easier to recognise a quality movie without being misled by your personal taste than doing the same with music. Musicwise people are bound to their taste too much to look at it in a objective way.

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Bladerunner Great film

Dark City

Full Metal Jacket How could I foget Kubrick the only director to get Marine Corps bootcamp right.

Pi (same director as Reqruiem for a Dream / Aronofsky

Resorvoir Dogs

I can't pick only 10..

Sexy Beast-Ben Kingsley is nuts in this.

The Usual Suspects

Cool Hand Luke

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada OUTSTANDING FILM

I guess it depends on generation, but I thought Jarhead accurately represented my experience in the Marine Corps.

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I guess it depends on generation, but I thought Jarhead accurately represented my experience in the Marine Corps.

You weren't allowed to shoot either?

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All I ever shot was paper. What I meant though was that, to me, the way the Marines in that movie were portrayed, is the way it really is. We jerk off, fuck around, are scared shitless sometimes, our women get fucked back home sometimes. At the end of the day though most Marines love the shit. I liked that they didn't try to portray the Marines as caricatures of themselves--which some Marines actually are--but those have been portrayed in film enough and it was nice to a different take on it. Alot of those guys reminded me of guys I knew while I was in. Also, I don't pray for war. I'm for peace, but I know what its like to be trained for war and feel frustrated that your not out "getting some", while others are. Its almost as if someone is carrying your balls for you.

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hey lng, you say jarhead represented your time in the marines accurately, but tdoes this make you prefer the movie over full metal jacket? i personally enjoyed jarhead quite a lot, the cinematography was amazing, the performances good (jaimie foxx has loads or screen charisma, that squishy face dude was suitably unpleansant and gyllenhaal made swofford at least 2 dimensional, if not quite 3), and it had the unique-ish diemsion of portraying soldiers getting violent and irrational because they couldn't fight, rather than because they are fighting.

but, all this said, as it has roughly the same narrative structure as full metal jacket (boot camp, fucking around at war, protagonist survives) it suffers by comparison. I wont got into all the details as to why i think full metal jacket is superior (too boring, wrong thread really), but which film did you prefer?

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If pressed to choose, I'd choose Jarhead. However, I think that choosing one over the other is a relatively arbitrary judgement because I'll be naturally inclined to choose the one that reminds me of the best 5 years of my life.

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If pressed to choose, I'd choose Jarhead. However, I think that choosing one over the other is a relatively arbitrary judgement because I'll be naturally inclined to choose the one that reminds me of the best 5 years of my life.

ooh rah, as i'm led to believe they say.

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