Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Must See List: Have Your Say!


At the beginning of the year I attempted to knock some films off my “Must See List” by selecting five films a month to watch. Needless to say, my plans were derailed by March as other film watching priorities arose. I am now committed to getting my plan back on track but with one twist. Instead of tackling the same never-ending list as before, I have decided to revamp things a little bit.

Below, in no particular order, is a list of films that will make up my new and improved “Must See List”. As you will notice there are 50 blank spots. This is where you movie loving readers come in. I want your help selecting the remaining films. In the comments section, list what films you think are a must for any cinema lover. These can be anything from Academy award winners to zany genre films, big budget blockbuster to a poorly made blaxploitation film, foreign film to...well you get the point. Basically if there is a film you love, that is not already on the list, then I want to hear about it. I will update the list based on your suggestions, assuming I have not already seen the film, each week until the list is filled.

The Must See List

1. Paths of Glory
2. 8 1/2
3. The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
4. Army of Shadows (recommended by Wes22)
5. Sherlock Jr. (recommended by Cinema Sights)
6. Days of Heaven
7. La Haine
8. Carry on Regardless (recommended by Dan)
9. House of Games (recommended by Colin)
10. Bicycle Thieves (aka The Bicycle Thief)
11. The Lion in Winter (recommended by Anna)
12. Reds (recommended by Andrew)
13. Kentucky Fried the Movie
14. Pusher III
15. Snow Cake (recommended by Jess)
16. Boy A (recommended by Squasher88)
17. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (recommended by HKB)
18. Rashomon
19. Audition
20. Suspiria (recommended by Bob)
21. Troll 2 (recommended by Action Flick Chick)
22. A Town Called Panic
23. Inland Empire
24. Sunrise: A Song of Two Human (recommended by Cinema Sights)
25. Branded To Kill (recommended by Bob)
26. Sweet Smell of Success
27. The Battle for Algiers
28. In a Lonely Place (recommended by Anna)
29. Senna (recommended by Andy)
30. Castaway on the Moon (recommended by Adina)
31. Martyrs
32. Vertigo
33. The Tree of Life
34. Beau Travail (recommended by Anna of Split Reel)
35. Beginners (recommended by Sam)
36. Patton (recommended by Andrew)
37. The Brother from Another Planet
38. 12 Angry Men
39. Battleground
40. Head-On (Gegen die Wand) (recommended by Anonymous)
41. The Omega Man (recommended by Richard)
42. Rosetta (recommended by Anonymous)
43. The Room
44. The Outlaw Josey Wales
45. Ichi the Killer
46. The Wind and the Lion (recommended by Richard)
47. Triage (recommended by Phips)
48. Basket Case
49. Double Indemnity
50. Dear Zachary (recommended by Colin)
51. Jules and Jim
52. Wings of Desire
53. Badlands
54. Solaris (original) (recommended by Wes22)
55. The Taming of the Shrew (recommended by Andrew)
56. Too Late for Tears (recommended by Damn Good Movie Show)
57. I Love You Phillip Morris (recommended by Sam)
58. Children of Paradise (Les enfants du paradis) (recommended by Movie Guy Steve)
59. The Adventures of Tintin
60. Battleship Potemkin
61. Incendies
62. Gun Crazy (recommended by Movie Guy Steve)
63. I Am Cuba (recommended by Bob)
64. Marwencol (recommended by Colin)
65. City Lights (recommended by Cinema Sights)
66. The Passion of Joan of Arc
67. Nashville
68. Judgment at Nuremberg (recommended by Anna)
69. Safety Last! (recommended by Chip Lary)
70. The 400 Blows
71. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard version)
72. The White Ribbon
73. The Man from Earth (recommended by Chip Lary)
74. Kaboom (recommended by Toby)
75. Children of Huang Shi (recommended by Alan)
76. Alluda Majaka (aka Alluda Mazaaka)
77. The Killing
78. Dance Party, USA (recommended by Toby)
79. The Night of the Hunter (recommended by Rich)
80. Close-Up (recommended by Joel)
81. The Birth of a Nation
82. The Human Centipede
83. Ran
84. Melancholia
85. Vanishing Point (recommended by Paul S)
86. Paris is Burning (recommended by Rich)
87. Two-Lane Backtop (recommended by Paul S)
88. Hands on a Hardbody (recommended by Joel)
89. Le Samouraï
90. Rango
91. Tokyo Gore Police (recommended by CriticalMovieCritics)
92. The Steel Helmet (recommended by Will)
93. Soylent Green
94. Bright Star
95. Werckmeister Harmonies (recommended by Bonjour Tristesse)
96. The Great Train Robbery (recommended by Andrew)
97. The Hidden Fortress
98. I Killed My Mother
99. On the Waterfront
100. Cyclo (recommended by Bonjour Tristesse)
101. The Bitter Tea of General Yen (recommended by Danny)
102. Black Narcissus (recommended by Bob)
103. Murder, My Sweet (recommended by Danny)
104. The Hill (recommended by SDG)

77 comments:

  1. 1. Army of Shadows
    2. The Lookout
    3. Solaris (Original, but the new one isn't bad)
    4. Brick
    5. Magnolia

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  2. There's a lot of directions I could go with this, but I think I'll just recommend some strong silent films I think more people should see:

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
    7th Heaven (1927)
    The Last Laugh
    Sherlock Jr.
    City Lights
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    Nosferatu (1922)
    Broken Blossoms

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  3. @Wes22 – Love Magnolia and Brick but thought The Lookout was just Okay. I have the Solaris remake on DVD, which I enjoy, but still have yet to see original.

    I have not heard of Army of Shadows before so I picked that one out of your suggestions for the must see list.

    @Cinemasights – I love this list. I have not seen too many silent films, only Nosferatu from your list, so I am looking forward to seeking out some of these titles and expanding my knowledge.

    For now, I have added Sherlock Jr. to the must see list but I may add a few others depending on the number of suggestions that come in. The remaining films will be added to a reserve list.

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  4. Do these films need to be ones you've not seen?

    Muppet Movie
    Brotherhood of the Wolf
    13 assassins
    Carry on regardless

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  5. I'll go with...

    Dear Zachary
    Mona Lisa
    House of Games
    Marwencol
    Nobody's Fool
    Cool Hand Luke

    Have fun!

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  6. Well, there's a lot of these I've seen. Yet, with the Malick films. I'd suggest to make it a marathon of its own and then see The Tree of Life.

    For my five:

    1. The White Ribbon
    2. The Battle of Algiers
    3. The Bicycle Thief
    4. La Dolce Vita
    5. Audition.

    With the exception of The Bicycle Thief and La Dolce Vita whose reviews haven't been posted at my blog yet. I would recommend all of these films and you'll be able to find the reviews via directors. I have a list of films of 2000s to watch for my own Best of the 2000s list that's going to take me a couple of years.

    As for Solaris, I much prefer the original though Soderbergh's version is still really good.

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  7. Johnny B!3:13 pm

    Love Song for Bobby Long

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  9. You've probably seen them, but...

    City of God
    In Bruges
    Life is Beautiful

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  10. @Dan – Yes, the list is of film that I have not seen yet. The Muppet Movie, Brotherhood of the Wolf and 13 Assassins are all films that I really enjoyed as well. I will add Carry on Regardless to the list as the premise sounds hilarious.

    @Colin – Mighty solid suggestions, sir. Of your list, I have only seen Nobody’s Fool and Cool Hand Luke (when I was kid so I barely remember the film). I ended up going with House of Games as it is one of the few David Mamet films I have not got around to yet.

    @thevoid - The TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre here has been showing all of Malick's films, including Tree of Life, on the big screen for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, with a newborn at home, I have not been able to make it out to any of the screenings.

    Would the original Solaris be your pick, or are there other films not currently on the list that you think I should add to the list?

    @Johnny B! - I quite enjoyed A Love Song for Bobby Long. Did not think I would at first, but it really grew on me. Is there any other films you would recommend?

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  11. @Squasher88 - Yep I have seen them. Any other films you can suggest?

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  12. Dude, you're giving me a heart attack for not seeing On the Waterfront or 12 Angry Men.

    Anyway, my entries include Ace in the Hole, The Wrong Man and The Lion in Winter.

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  13. Burton/Taylor The Taming of the Shrew, The Wings of the Dove with Helena Bonham Carter's finest performance, Love with the Proper Stranger (Natalie Wood and Steve Mcqueen), Reds (not sure if you've seen it. Warren Beatty's film), Doctor Zhivago.

    I might be back. Be warned.

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  14. ohdan needs a slap ( and I know him)

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  15. The ones I'd say belong on a must list because I love them, and they're pretty great movies (though I'm guessing you've seen many of them) -
    1. The Philadelphia Story
    2. Gone with the Wind
    3. Jaws - I only saw this a few months ago.
    4. Wonder Boys
    5. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    6. Snow Cake (2006)
    7. In the Name of the Father
    8. Playing by Heart (1998) - just a terrific cast
    9. Sliding Doors
    10. V for Vendetta

    Random, but perhaps so am I. =)

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  16. @Movie Nut – I have seen a lot of films in my life but there are several “classics” that slipped through the cracks. On the Waterfront and 12 Angry Men are films I just never got around to, there were always other films that peaked my interest more.

    @Andrew – Watched Wings of the Dove years ago, whatever happened to Linus Roche? Thought he would have had a bigger career after that film.

    @John Gray – LOL. I was expecting Dan to suggest an 80’s film but he threw me a curveball with that film. Do you have any films you would like to see on the list?

    @Jess – Wow you only saw Jaws for the first time a few months ago! Glad you liked it. Also, Wonder Boys is a gem. I always feel inspired to write after watching that film. I have seen all of the films on your list except for Snow Cake...so I will go with that one.

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  17. Well, nothing I can think of right now. I'm currently set to go see some Ang Lee films that I haven't seen like Ride with the Devil, The Wedding Banquet, and Taking Woodstock (the last of which I've only seen parts of). I would go for whatever filmmakers' work that hasn't been seen. I'm also set to do some Jim Jarmusch next month. I'd rather just figure out what to see and such.

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  18. Can't really think of anything you wouldn't have seen. I was gonna suggest 12 Angry Men. I finally saw it a few days ago and it was outstanding, go watch it now!

    Have you missed any of these?

    Full Metal Jacket
    Before Night Falls
    The Band's Visit
    A Very Long Engagement
    Animal Kingdom
    Let The Right One In
    Ajami
    Thank You For Smoking
    Boy A
    Nowhere Boy

    Otherwise, I'm stumped.

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  19. What do you think about
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0914798/
    &

    Temple Grandin
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278469/

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  20. @thevoid – Was not a fan of Ride with the Devil but The Wedding Banquet is a great film. Still need to see Taking Woodstock myself. Jarmusch is a great subject to explore. I would recommend Night on Earth, Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (a personal fave), Dead Man and Broken Flowers to start.

    @Squasher - Some solid films on your list that I would recommend to others. Not a fan of Full Metal Jacket though, only half of the film works in my opinion. I have not seen either Boy A or Nowhere Boy, so I will go with Boy A.

    @HKB – My wife watched Temple Grandin and loved it. I have not watched either film. I had several opportunities to watch The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas but was never in the mood for it. I will try and make an effort this time around.

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  21. Hoo-boy, where do ya start...I could never build a must list for any newcomer, because there are just too many. One of the better attempts is the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die book because it spans all the decades, all countries and includes both blockbusters as well as experimental films. It's been a great guide along the way and I still refer to it (I'm about 2/3 of the way through the list, but will likely never finish it - if only because I'll probably never watch "Salo").

    Huge recommendation for "Sunrise". Glorious film. Another silent is "Passion Of Joan Of Arc". I put it off for years and was mesmerized by it when I finally got around to it.

    Other random titles (I stuck to older ones for the moment):

    Ball Of Fire, The Lady Eve, His Girl Friday - rapid fire old school dialog (the first two have the gorgeous Barbara Stanwyck, so that doesn't hurt at all).

    The Ox-Bow Incident - this dark Western is one of my favourites of the genre.

    Black Narcissus - technicolor and melodrama both writ very large.

    Touch Of Evil, Out Of The Past, Kiss Me Deadly - three awesome Film Noirs (the last just out on Criterion this week).

    The Night Hunter - dreams and nightmares collide in this one of a kind stunning black and white film.

    Diabolique, Rififi - two great French films that focus on suspense (one from a murder and the other through a heist - one of the best ever filmed).

    Nights Of Cabiria - Fellini showcases his wife Giuletta Masina in a role (as they say) for the ages.

    Harakiri, Branded To Kill, Kwaidan - Japanese film in the 60s in such a wonderful area to explore with these three being some of the top notch ones (samurai, insane crime thriller and gorgeous horror respectively)

    I Am Cuba - another unique film that is heavy propaganda, but with cinematography and camera work like you never seen.

    Playtime - Tati's masterwork.

    Young Girls Of Rochefort - a film that makes me smile ear to ear from end to end.

    Suspiria - You seen this right? Argento's goofy, but beautiful horror is a must.

    Aguirre: The Wrath Of God - everyone needs to see Klaus Kinski in full on crazy mode - having just watched "My Best Fiend", it's actually somewhat close to his natural state.

    Breaking Away - the perfect small film.

    Network - one of my all time faves with a script that cuts deep.

    Fanny And Alexander - Bergman's most stunning film - but make sure you watch the 5 hour version.


    Be careful if you watch "Dear Zachary" - especially as a new parent, it will leave you in a puddle on the floor. It literally winded me for days.

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  22. Tremors - my favorite movie.
    Troll 2 - there are reasons it's known as the best worst movie. Hilarious and NEVER dull. Watch it with friends, MST3K style.
    Die Hard - it changed action movies more than people realize and remains an entertaining view every single time.

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  23. @Bob – I have thought about picking up the 1001 book but figured there is no way I could finish it (due to time, money, and film availability). I am impressed that you have made it 2/3 of the way through. It gives me encouragement to attempt it myself one day.

    I may need to create a whole separate “Bob recommendation list,” so many great titles listed. I may also need to raid your DVD collection at some point in the future.

    Of your list, I have seen His Girl Friday (had fun watching it), Diabolique (the remake not the original…the remake was horrible), and Network (saw it for the first time this year and was blown away. I absolutely love this film!)

    Since “Sunrise” has been getting such praise, I decided to add it to the list as well. I already had The Passion of Joan Arc on the list so I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I also threw two of your selections up as well (it was extremely hard picking just two). I will most likely add a few more of your suggestions but I will wait a few days to see what other recommendations roll in. The rest of the films will go on my reserve list, but I plan on watching as many of them as possible.

    I had not even heard of Dear Zachary until Colin listed it. The Mamet film just barely beat it out, but the premise of Dear Zachary sounds very interesting. I may have to see if the film is available on our Netflix, or seek it out elsewhere.

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  24. @Action Flick Chick – Completely agree with your choices of Tremors and Die Hard. Both films are classics! I have not seen Troll 2 yet so I will add it to the list.

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  25. PS. You have seen THE ENGLISH PATIENT, HOWARDS END, GOSFORD PARK, THE BIG CHILL, CABARET, BRINGING UP BABY. You probably already saw them, but just in case, I'm putting them on the list.

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  26. Phips5:18 pm

    Gosford Park is a great film.

    The Beach
    Southland Tales
    The Machinist
    Rear Window
    The Fourth Kind
    Cape Fear
    The Prestige
    Unthinkable
    Big Fish
    The Millennium Trilogy (Swedish versions)
    The Brothers Bloom
    Mean Streets
    Raising Arizona
    Thelma & Louise

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  27. @Andrew - Yep I have seen all of those films. All are great but Howard's End, Gosford Park and Caberet are my favourites of the bunch.

    @Phips - Southland Tales is a mess. Kelly tried to put way too many ideas in the film. As I have already seen all the films you listed do you have any other films you would recommend?

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  28. What about Quills and Gods and Monsters? I saw those recently and loved them.

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  29. @MovieNut - I actually have Quills and Gods and Monsters on VHS. Great films. I loved the performances by both Geoffrey Rush and Ian McKellen in their respective films.

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  30. Okay CS, I'm going to recommend two: An older film that I have been desiring to see again, and think is an amazing film is 'The Conversation'. From the SFF, the best film I saw was 'Senna', which is an absolute must-see.

    So, 'The Conversation' and 'Senna'

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  31. I don't know if you have watched these Asian movies. I recently watched 'Barefoot Dreams' and I think the movie is great and recommended.
    Also, 'Cast Away On The Moon'

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  32. @MovieNut – Going with Bogart eh? Nope have not seen that one yet, I will add it to the list.

    @Andy – The Conversation is a great call! I originally watched it back in university but, like you, I have am interested in seeing it again. I missed Senna when it played at Hot Docs, so I will go with that one.

    @Andina – While I enjoy Asian cinema, I have not seen either of those titles. So I will add Castaway on the Moon to the list. I look forward to watching it.

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  33. Trying to think of another one...Judgment at Nuremberg?

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  34. Amores Perros, This Is England, La Haine, Gomorra, Beau Travail, Repulsion.

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  35. I just recently started my 365 film guide .... very fun to do.

    5 recommendations that may have not been mentioned:

    - Glengarry Glen Ross
    - The Maltese Falcon
    - Beginners (little newer film for you)
    - The 25th Hour
    - Network

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  36. @MovieNut – Judgment at Nuremberg is a nice pick. I will add it to the reserve list, but may bump it up depending on the other suggestions people send in.

    @Anna – Absolutely loved Gommora! Loved it! Amores Perros is a good film as well. I have not seen the other ones you list, though La Haine was already on my to see list, so I will go with Claire Denis’ Beau Travail

    @Duke – I have seen all of those except for Beginners so I will go with that one.

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  37. Thanks for reading all my suggestions...I have a hard time stopping at a few.

    Definitely try the 1001 Movies book. Whether you think you'll want to work your way through it or not is irrelevant to the wide swath of films it covers - if it opens a new path or two to try (which it did for me) then it'll be worth it.

    I've had the book for 7 years, so it's not like I'm knocking them off the list quickly...B-)

    I still highly recommend the original Diabolique - don't know about the remake, but the original is one of the best suspense films of its era.

    Hope new found parenthood is still treating you well...Too bad we won't see you tomorrow, but hopefully in the next coming months you'll poke your head out...B-)

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  38. How about Patton and/or Lawrence of Arabia?

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  39. A few others for you:

    - Drugstore Cowboy
    - Manhattan
    - Boyz-N-The Hood

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  40. @Bob – I will definitely put the 1001 movies book on my birthday wish list and leave the wife not so subtle hints :)

    I will give the original Diabolique when I get a chance. Enough years have past since I saw the remake, so can watch the originals with the a fresh pair of eyes

    Parenthood is going well so far, tiring, but good. It is amazing how long the days are now and how short the nights are.

    @Andrew – I have only seen parts of Patton but never the whole thing. Lawrence of Arabia is a classic, been a while since I last saw it but I remember liking it quite a bit.

    @Duke – Seen all those films. While I enjoyed them, Manhattan and Boyz-N-The Hood have the higher re-watch value for me.

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  41. Anonymous10:15 am

    a few titles (I hope) not mentioned:
    The five of us
    You can count on me
    Truly, madly, deeply
    Rosetta
    37°2 le matin
    Gegen die Wand (Head-on)
    Open hearts
    My Sassy Girl (Kwak)
    Switchblade romance

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  42. Accompany Soylent Green with the Omega Man for a Charlton Heston 70's double tap. I don't see the Wind and the Lion or The Man Who Would Be King on Your List, so work out a Sean Connery weekend also.

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  43. @Anonymous - I have seen “You Can Count on Me” and “Truly, Madly, Deeply” which I both enjoyed. Did not like Switchblade romances though. I thought it got needlessly gratuitous as the film went on.

    @Richard – I have been procrastinating on The Omega Man for many years know. I have seen The Man Who Would Be King but had not heard of The Wind and the Lion. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  44. i probably dont really know many movies that you've not seen but here's some more,

    Triage/Shellshock (name depends on country)
    True Romance
    The Mexican
    The Number 23
    The Last King of Scotland
    The Big Bang
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Revolver
    Layer Cake
    Bullitt

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  45. @Phip - Triage is one of the two Danis Tanovic films I have not seen. Loved both No Man's Land and Crikus Columbia. As I have seen the other films you suggested, I will go with Triage.

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  46. Some more .. that you may or may not have seen

    - The Player
    - American Beauty
    - The Third Man
    - I Love You Philip Morris

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  47. @Duke - I have seen the first three, which were all fantastic, but I have not watched Phillip Morris yet. I have read nothing but good things about the film so I will add it to the list. Thanks!

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  48. No problem man.

    I'll come back with more sometime soon.

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  49. A few to consider:

    Les Enfants du Paradis
    Moon
    The Good, the Bad, the Weird
    Gun Crazy

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  50. @Movie Guy Steve - Thank you for your suggestions. Both Gun Crazy and Les Enfants du Paradis sound interesting and have been added to the list. I saw Moon a few years back, and finally got around to the Good, The Bad, The Weird a couple of months ago.

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  51. 1. The Man from Earth (2007) - no big names, no special effects, hardly any budget - and one of the best science fiction films made in the last decade.

    2. The Way We Get By (2009) - The best documentary since Hoop Dreams.

    3. Safety Last! (1923) - Chaplin and Keaton get a lot of love from silent film fans, but Harold Lloyd should not be forgotten. If you have already seen this, try Lloyd's film The Freshman (1925.)

    Of the movies already on your list, I highly recommend Paths of Glory, Sherlock Jr., La Haine, Sweet Smell of Success (Lancaster is absolutely chilling), 12 Angry Men, Children of Paradise, City Lights, The Passion of Joan of Arc (the best silent film drama I have ever seen), and On the Waterfront.

    I saw some Kurosawa films on your list, but not Seven Samurai and Ikuru. If you have not already seen them then I would add them as Must Sees.

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  52. Two words; Hoop Dreams

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  53. 4 films i've loved since i started my blog that should be easy enough to watch/find (in order of recommendation):
    1 down terrace - http://blahblahblahgay.blogspot.com/2011/06/down-terrace-2009.html
    2 the vicious kind - http://blahblahblahgay.blogspot.com/2010/09/vicious-kind.html
    3 dance party, usa - http://blahblahblahgay.blogspot.com/2011/08/dance-party-usa-2006.html
    4 kaboom - http://blahblahblahgay.blogspot.com/2011/05/kaboom-2010.html

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  54. @Chip – Thanks for the suggestions. I will add Safety Last! and The Man from Earth to the list. The Way We Get By will go on the reserve list.

    Also, I have already seen Seven Samuari but I will place Ikuru on the reserve list as well.

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  55. @Duke – Loved Hoop Dreams. Saw it several years back.

    @Toby – While I am not a big fan of Gregg Araki’s films, I will give Kaboom a shot. I will also add Dance Party, USA to the list. Down Terrace and The Vicious Kind may be added at a later date depending on how many more suggestions come in.

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  56. The Power of One
    Children of Huang Shi
    The Boys Are Back
    Watership Down... If you drink at all, I'd suggest doing so while you watch it. Being half in the bag changes your perspective on this one entirely.


    I'm trying to think of movies I love that no one seems to have heard of, but only those three are coming to mind. I suggest the first because it's one of those rare movies that's better than the book it's based on (and I LOVE the book).

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  57. @Alan - I saw The Power of One years ago and I remember not being too fond of it. Of course I never read the novel so I can only go by the story that the film told.

    Watership Down is a classic. Granted, I watched it when I was young so my views may change watching it again with older eyes.

    I will go with Children of Huang Shi as I had not heard of that film before.

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  58. Eve's Bayou - Southern drama
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - period drama
    My Family - generational family drama
    To Be or Not To Be - WW2 comedy
    Gun Crazy - crime/film noir
    Bagdad Cafe - odd-couple comedy
    Night of the Hunter - crime/film noir
    Carmen Jones - operatic musical
    Paris is Burning - LGBT documentary
    Dead Alive - foreign horror comedy

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  59. Close Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
    Hands on a Hardbody (Doc.)
    Body Double (Brian DePalma)
    Funny Games (The Austrian one not the remake)
    Watership Down (1978 animated version)

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  60. Flesh And Bone, a virtually unseen 1990's classic and one of only two films directed by Steve Kloves who wrote the script for Wonder Boys.
    Two-Lane Backtop and Vanishing Point always make a great road movie double bill and Junior Bonner is another little known gem.

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  61. @Rich – I assume you mean the 1950’s version of Gun Crazy. If so I will add that to the list. Paris is Burning is going on as well. The rest will go on the reserve list for the time being. Oh, and I loved Eve's Bayou. Loved it! I still have a copy on VHS. It is a shame Kasi Lemmons does not direct more movies.

    @Joel – Watership Downs is a popular choice today. Unfortunately I have already seen that film as well as Body Double (the ending is silly but I enjoyed the film). I will take you up on your suggestions of Close-Up and Hands on a Hardbody. I have seen the remake of Funny Games but I will put the original on the reserved list for now…it may get bumped up.

    @Paul S – I was not a fan of Flesh and Bone, it had some interesting moments but did not grab me. I have been meaning to see the Vanishing Point for a while so I will add it to the list along with Two-Lane Backtop.

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  62. @Rich - Actually Gun Crazy was already recommended by another person so I will go with The Night of the Hunter instead.

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  63. Tokyo Gore Police. Of course!

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  64. Off the top of my head, 2 awesome movies from completely different ends of the spectrum.

    The Steel Helmet
    Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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  65. @Will – I have actually seen Killer Clowns From Outerspace funny enough. I never heard of The Steel Helmet so I shall add it.

    @CriticalMovieCritics – Tokyo Gore Police is one I have been meaning to see for a while. It will go on the list thanks.

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  66. Here's a few random titles that came to mind:

    The Vanishing (1988)
    Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
    Cyclo (1995)

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  67. @Bonjour Tristesse – The Vanishing is a great film, enjoyed it immensely. I did not mind the remake either. Not as good as the original but adequate nonetheless. I will add Cyclo and Werckmeister Harmonies to the list. Thanks.

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  68. Here's what the posters on my wall are telling me to recommend:
    - The Bitter Tea of General Yen
    - Murder, My Sweet
    - Gilda
    - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    - A Face in the Crowd
    - Pandora's Box
    - Real Life

    I hope with these and all those other suggestions you find a new favorite movie. :)

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  69. Thanks Danny, I will add The Bitter Tea of General Yen and Murder, My Sweet to the list this weekend.

    Also. Loved Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Great film.

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  70. I don't know if you have seen any of these, but I love them. So,
    1. The Hill(1965)
    2. The Sweet Hereafter(1997)
    3. Mary and Max(2007)

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  71. @SDG - The Hill is one I have not seen yet so I will add it to the list. I will place Mary and Max on the reserved list.

    Big fan of The Sweet Hearafter though it has been a while since I last watched it.

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  72. Lots of these are on my Movie Bucket List: http://randomfilmbuff.com/2012/08/17/d-10/

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  73. I have a couple of suggestions, if you haven't seen them already:

    - Run Lola Run
    - Amelie
    - Dear Frankie

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  74. I didn't see these on your list:

    The Return (Russian)
    Buffalo Boy (Vietnamese)
    Medicine for Melancholy (USA)

    The Return is a great visual feast and a huge source for debate on allegory. A hint: The Foreshortened Christ.

    I wish there was a place where readers could post a film suggestion instead of having to scroll down a long thread of comments. It would also be nice to see dates of comments rather than just times.

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