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  1. #61
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    Barry Lyndon

    Drugstore Cowboys

    12 Angry Men

    Sin City

    The Royal Tenanbaums

    Fargo

    Taxi Driver

    Resevior Dogs

    There Will be Blood

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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    I agree that the idea of "must see" movies seems strange. But here are a few I'm very glad I did see:

    Harold and Maude
    Star Wars
    Diva
    The Ballad of Little Jo (great for those who like Westerns)
    A Room With A View
    Schindler's List
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

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    Mine would be (and it's hard to limit it to 10):

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Gone With the Wind
    Secondhand Lions
    The Bucket List
    The DaVinci Code
    Seabiscuit
    Phar Lap
    Field of Dreams
    The Natural
    Cinderella Man
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    Working Girls (no, NOT the Melanie Griffith movie Working Girl)

    True Stories

    The Big Lebowski

    The Big Sleep

    Blue Velvet

    The Usual Suspects

    Cars

    After Life

    War of the Roses

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    Default two more

    Apocalypse Now (Redux)

    Blade Runner
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    I agree with many of the ones above but I dont think I saw another favorite of mine:

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir


    Also - one of John Wayne's first movies I find very enjoyable is The Angel and the Badman - as unreligious as I am - I love the Quaker messages that come out in this film. Gail Russell is great.



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    Midnight Run. Best movie. Ever.
    Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A very. Important movie.
    A Few Good Men.
    Crash
    Mystic River
    the Departed
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    Default movies

    Most have been posted, but for
    Goodfellas
    True Romance
    Crash and
    Reign over me, both starring Don Cheadle.
    Man from snowy river
    Mad dog and Glory
    Hustle and flow
    Michael Clayton
    The godfather
    The deer hunter
    and most that have been listed already.



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    Casablance
    Ben Hur
    Gone with the Wind
    Used Cars
    El Diablo
    My Fair Lady
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Anything Fred and Ginger (or Fred or Ginger)
    Garden of Stones
    Outlaw Josey Wales
    Seven Samurai (or the Magnificent Seven)

    ok, 11....
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    Has no one mentioned "The African Queen" yet? Definitely one of my favorites.
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    These well-known movies are truly great for various reasons, but most importantly they impacted subsequent movies and/or changed motion picture culture:

    12 Angry Men
    Unforgiven
    Metropolis
    Winter's Bone
    No Country for Old Men
    Casablanca
    Microcosmos
    Sparrows
    Apocalypse Now
    Manos, Hands of Fate (worst movie ever! Gets plenty of nods for that reason)

    Note none are Documentaries. Documentaries would require their own thread!

    Also note: A Joss Whedon flick will surely make this list in the future.



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    Some have been mentioned before

    1. Gallipoli - anyone who wants to start a war should watch this first
    2. A Better Life - undocumented gardener's truck gets stolen and he can't get it back using the same channels available to most people
    3. Buck the Movie - there are messages here for anyone who teaches or mentors
    4. The Man in the White Suit - obligatory chem geek movie, but Alec Guinness is awesome and there are some interesting themes of corporate greed
    5. Holiday - because everyone else picked The Philadelphia Story, though both are great films
    6. Winter's Bone - probably the film I've seen more recently that affected me the most
    7. The Graduate - two things - plastics and the scene in the church
    8. Annie Hall - good, old-style Woody Allen
    9. To Kill A Mockingbird - classic from a great book; important societal themes
    10. The Wizard of Oz - classic musical, from a great book
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    Schlinder's List
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Apocalypse Now
    Blazing Saddles
    Taxi Driver
    Alien
    Silence of the Lambs
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Godfather

    I didn't list my 10 most favorite movies, though I enjoy all of them. I listed the 10 movies I truly think everyone should see before they die.



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    Thankful for this thoughtful thread to distract myself from all the mayhem up here. I am forever in gratitude to all my colleagues who are working tirelessly during this tragic nightmare in Boston. Forgive me if my list is a tad lighthearted, out of necessity:

    Jaws
    Animal House
    The Princess Bride
    It's a Wonderful Life
    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Godfather II
    Back to the Future (I know, I know, but I watch it every time it comes on! It's a classic. Really.)
    The Wizard of Oz

    and in a Tie for #10:
    Pretty Woman and Independence Day (see Back to the Future.)

    Please don't hate me!! In fact, I think I might watch one of them later tonight if I can't sleep.

    (edited) FWIW: I made this list before looking at other folks' so these are all mine. Glad to see many of my choices on others' lists!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post
    I don't really think there are movies that EVERYONE must see before they die. People have different tastes and when someone watches a film or TV show or artistic performance or sees a work of art, it's not guaranteed that they will interpret or take away from it what someone else does.
    Um, that's the whole point. We all have different backgrounds and frames of reference, so any movie, book, story, etc. will be interpreted differently by each individual person. I recall listening to a radio interview of Stephen King where he talked about how one of his readers had interpreted something in one of his books; he essentially said that this person's interpretation was not what he had been thinking of when writing the piece, but it was great that this reader saw something he hadn't.

    It's much more interesting that we don't all see the same thing when we watch or read a particular movie or book; it leads to much more interesting and enlightening discussions. Some of the films listed on this thread are not among my favorites, but I'm glad I saw them--they helped to broaden my perspective.
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's
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    I made my list based on what I saw the movie do as far as
    defining the craft or defining the genre.

    were there other stage to screen or book to screen movies ( as an example) , done better? We could argue that like tigers around a tree.
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    One that I think is missing is the Unbearable Lightness of Being with Daniel Day Lewis and Juliette Binoche.
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    Here are (15) I really like:

    The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

    The Mark of Zorro (1940)

    The Prisoner of Zenda (1937 and 1952 versions)

    Ivanhoe (1952)

    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    So much for boyish swashbucklers.

    Hitchcock:

    Vertigo (1958)

    North by Northwest (1959)

    Others:

    Chinatown (1974)

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    Groundhog Day (1993)

    Master and Commander (2003)

    Downfall (2004)
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