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Best Films You've Ever Seen.
To counter cinema depression after chiming in on the "worst films" thread.
Dante_Maure

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Msg#: 3587 posted 11:18 am on Nov 3, 2002 (gmt 0)

The Best Movies You May Not Have Seen:

Wings Of Desire
The original, and infinitely more powerful German film that Hollywood's "City Of Angels" was based on.

Until The End Of The World
As unique and quirky as all of Wim Wender's films... but with William Hurt adding to this inspirational and truly original film's appeal.

Gattaca
An intelligent and deliciously stylized science fiction drama starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman.

Baraka
Baraka is a Sufi word that means "the breath of life". This stunning audio and visual montage lives up to it's name with scenes that will make you laugh, cry, and take your breath away.

The Tango Lesson
Incredibly well directed, passionate, and autobiographical account of filmmaker Sally Potter's love affair with one of the greatest tango dancers in the world. Stunning choreography.

Latcho Drom
Exquisite musical documentary revealing the height, flight and plight of today's real gypsy culture.

The Buena Vista Social Club
Another musical documentary showing how Ry Cooder reunited the greatest musicians cuba's ever known resulting in a Grammy Award winning album.

MicroCosmos
You'll never see a bug the same way again.

Rosencranz and Gildensturn Are Dead
Absolutely hilarious film adaptation of a Shakespeare farce written for the stage by Tom Stoppard. (most renowned for having penned the script for Shakespeare in Love) Featuring Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfus, and Gary Oldman.

La Femme Nikita
The foreign film that made Luc Besson famous. (Fifth Element, The Professional, The Big Blue) Original film that hollywood's "The Long Kiss Goodnight" was based upon.

The Professional
Redefined what an action film could be with a quirky un-politically correct lolita romance thrown into the mix.

Life Is Beautiful
Hilarious, touching, and poignant film. Do not get the dubbed version, only with the subtitled version can fully appreciate why Roberto Benigni won an Oscar for his comedic performance in this outstanding Italian film.

Donnie Darko
David Lynch meets Vanilla Sky with a dash of Edward Scissorhands. Bizarre, dark, yet nonetheless very entertaining for those that enjoy a mind twister.

Smoke Signals
Sundance award winning comedy with mystical overtones about life on (and off) the reservation. First major film written, and directed by a Native American.

Waking Life
WILDLY psychedelic animated film that explores the philosophical edge of Life, The Universe, and Everything.

Manhunter
Forget Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon... this is the Michael Mann film that started it all. Red Dragon is just the new hollywood remake of this original film adaptation of Thomas Harris' book.

The Critically Acclaimed Films Which, In My Opinion, More Than Deserved The Awards And Accolades Received:

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Moulin Rouge
Dangerous Liasions
Casablanca
American Beauty
As Good As It Gets
Chocolat
The Graduate
Fantasia
Raising Arizona
The Lord Of The Rings

Other miscelaneous favorites that I just don't have the time to write about at the moment:

The Milagro Beanfield War
Like Water For Chocolate
Kundun
Dangerous Beauty
Babe
Brother Sun Sister Moon
Snatch
Fight Club
Brotherhood of the Wolf
Man in the Moon
Fantasia 2000
Dream With The Fishes
The Big Lebowski
About Adam
Henry and June
Grosse Point Blank
L.A. Story

[edited by: mivox at 11:33 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2002]
[edit reason] repaired Wim Wenders' name [/edit]

 

Vampyre

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Msg#: 3587 posted 6:20 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Memphis Belle
West Side Story
Jesus Christ Superstar
Any of the Star Wars movies
The Emerald Forest
Octopussy
Thunderball
Young Guns
Bloodsport
Ladyhawke

mykel

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Msg#: 3587 posted 11:24 pm on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

Not too many comedies named so far, so I'll add one:
There's Something About Mary

I know, primitive - but funny. Sometimes you just need to let go,forget about everything, and have a laugh without having to think too hard.

lorax

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Msg#: 3587 posted 2:36 am on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

Could take me a few years to see all of the films everyone has contributed! :)

I agree with shellycat - Run Lola Run is a great movie!

As are:
The City of Lost Children
Children of a Lesser God
Chocolat

and I hate to say it Sense and Sensibility (I'm a hopeless romantic).

Princess Bride and Robinhood Men in Tights were both hilarious but then I'm a big fan of Life of Brian too!

ritualcoffee

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Msg#: 3587 posted 3:36 pm on Nov 14, 2002 (gmt 0)

City of Lost Children made the world seem creepy for days. Watched that movie and my skin crawled for a week.

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 3587 posted 6:09 pm on Nov 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just watched Robin Williams latest video (live from broadway).

Resolved, RW is the funniest man in the history of mankind.

skibum

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Msg#: 3587 posted 6:59 pm on Nov 16, 2002 (gmt 0)

Best movie of all time Hot Dog The Movie, the best way to kick off every ski season. Same with anything by Warren Miller.

Other favorites:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Most any 007, though they get progressively more like Rambo with each successive release.
Thomas Crowne Affair
Good Will Hunting
Dead Poet Society
Serpent and the Rainbow
The Rock (not the wrestler)
Hunt For Red October

8 Mile was awesome

WebRookie

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Msg#: 3587 posted 6:06 pm on Nov 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

I just watched Robin Williams latest video (live from broadway).
Resolved, RW is the funniest man in the history of mankind.

Agree 100%. The guy is also one of the best actors around, the real deal.

And speaking of great comedy, forgot to list the Monty Python movies, hysterically funny.

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