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Leonard33
12-14-2015, 12:02 PM
I am in need of a good movie. I personally haven't really watched any good movies (According to my friends), so I am here to hear what you guys would recommend me watching. (I'm not a big fan of horror films) Thanks guys! :)

silenus
12-14-2015, 12:06 PM
Reported for forum change to Cafe Society.

Asimovian
12-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Thread relocated from IMHO to Cafe Society.

Omar Little
12-14-2015, 12:20 PM
Start here: AFI's 100 greatest movies of all time (http://www.afi.com/Docs/100Years/movies100.pdf) (PDF). Once you've made it through them, come back and we'll add to it.

beowulff
12-14-2015, 12:27 PM
The Princess Bride.
Dr. Strangelove.
Forbidden Planet.
Casablanca.
Edward Scissorhands.
Star Wars iV,V.
Star Trek II.
The Man in the White Suit.
Das Boot.

RikWriter
12-14-2015, 12:37 PM
Casablanca
Jaws
Forbidden Planet
Star Wars
Chinatown
Saving Private Ryan
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blade Runner
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Unforgiven
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Airplane
Groundhog Day
Ghostbusters
Die Hard

teela brown
12-14-2015, 12:43 PM
The Godfather, parts 1 and 2
All About Eve
Sunset Boulevard
Goodfellas
2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
Bridge Over The River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
The Searchers
Casino
Terminator
Terminator 2

GreenElf
12-14-2015, 12:46 PM
Beavis and Butthead Do America

Rodgers01
12-14-2015, 01:36 PM
The thread title made me think that this was not a run-of-the-mill "movie bucket list" question, but that I'd open it up to learn that you had a terminal disease and were trying to narrow down the last few movies you'd ever watch in your life. Glad that's not the case.

Given that, start with the AFI Top 100, the IMDB Top 250, the Sight & Sound Top Ten List, etc. If there's a movie that you respond to, check out other works by the same director. So if you like Hitchcock's "Vertigo" you might also like "Rear Window" or "North By Northwest."

Roger Ebert's Great Movie series is also a good starting point.

Enjoy!

Evin
12-14-2015, 01:43 PM
A little film I treasure is the foreign film (Vietnamese language, French production) The Scent of Green Papaya. I saw it when it came out and again very recently. Roger Ebert opined: "I have seen "The Scent of Green Papaya" three times now - the first time in May 1993 at Cannes, where it was named the best film by a first-time director. It is a placid, interior, contemplative film - not plot-driven, but centered on the growth of the young woman. As such, you might think it would seem "slower" on later viewings, but I found that the opposite was true: As I understood better what the movie was, I appreciated it more, because like a piece of music it was made of subtleties that only grew deeper through familiarity. This is a film to cherish."

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Team America: World Police

madsircool
12-14-2015, 02:51 PM
Pink Flamingos
Gordon

madsircool
12-14-2015, 02:52 PM
Err..Flesh Gordon

Leonard33
12-14-2015, 03:10 PM
I am sorry for your distress. I just thought that I would try to get all the movies I can see before I die. Thanks for the response, btw. :)

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
12-14-2015, 03:15 PM
How long ya got?

NeonMadman
12-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Surprisingly, nobody yet has mentioned Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

NeonMadman
12-14-2015, 03:19 PM
I am sorry for your distress. I just thought that I would try to get all the movies I can see before I die. Thanks for the response, btw. :)

The problem is that once you get your list compiled, more movies that you want to see will continue to be produced between then and the time you die. There's no catching up.

Count Blucher
12-14-2015, 03:19 PM
Gunga Din

In Name Only

The Philadelphia Story

Mr. Lucky

Notorious

The Bishop's Wife

The Batchelor & the Bobby-Soxer

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

I Was A Male War Bride

Room For One More

To Catch A Thief

North By Northwest

Operation Petticoat

Father Goose

...and of course...

Charade (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTBun8vRIm4)
"You didn't have to chase me so Hard... That one's done, start on this one...."

TriPolar
12-14-2015, 05:06 PM
What to watch before I die?

Your step.

Sefton
12-14-2015, 05:14 PM
Stalag 17! It's on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKc2GJk2OLQ), darn it!

John Mace
12-14-2015, 05:18 PM
How long ya got?

Beaches?

madsircool
12-14-2015, 05:44 PM
Beaches?
I prefer the sequel Sons of Beaches.

Gatopescado
12-14-2015, 06:17 PM
I prefer the sequel Sons of Beaches.

Ah! This reminds me: Treasure of the Sierra Madre



Full Metal Jacket
Unforgiven
Rush (the car racing one)
Beerfest

teela brown
12-14-2015, 07:04 PM
The Shawshank Redemption
Little Caesar
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
The Little Foxes
The Green Mile
Great Expectations
Hobson's Choice
Night of the Hunter
Spartacus

G0sp3l
12-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Shane
Aliens
Jaws
The Thing (Horror, but well worth it)
Unforgiven
The Wizard of Oz
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now

Then anything else doesn't matter you'll have seen the best mankind has to over.

Horatio Hellpop
12-14-2015, 07:51 PM
Boogie Nights
My Life as a Dog
Kelly's Heroes
Casino
The Aristocrats
Crimes and Misdemeanors

Labdad
12-14-2015, 09:07 PM
The Third Man
Stagecoach
Red River
My Darling Clemintine
Singin' in the Rain
Rebecca
The Wild Bunch

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 09:22 PM
In the field of Westerns, and not yet noted:
The Big Country
High Noon
Pale Rider
The Ballad of Cable Hogue
The Magnificent Seven
The Professionals
Tombstone
Hombre

SCAdian
12-14-2015, 09:32 PM
Silverado
Bringing Up Baby
The Lion in Winter

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 09:32 PM
In the field of stoner movies:
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Half Baked
Pineapple Express
Up In Smoke
Reefer Madness (for ironic purposes)
The Big Lebowski
Homegrown

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 09:52 PM
The African Queen
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Oxbow Incident
The Bedford Incident
Failsafe
12 Angry Men
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
7 Days in May

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 09:58 PM
Judgement at Nuremberg
Triumph of the Will
All Quiet on the Western Front
Paths of Glory

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 10:06 PM
Passport to Pimlico
Lets Kill Uncle

Boyo Jim
12-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Hope and Glory
Empire of the Sun

scabpicker
12-15-2015, 12:40 AM
Godzilla (actually, watch Godjira, the original edit for Japan, if you can)

The Seven Samurai

cjepson
12-15-2015, 10:58 AM
How about some classic comedies?

A Night at the Opera
Arsenic and Old Lace
Some Like It Hot
A Shot in the Dark

I remember "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" as being really good, but I haven't seen it in a long time.

justmeetee
12-15-2015, 11:11 AM
Lots of classic movies and "films" listed here. When you want something to just entertain in a wierd offhand way try;

Very Bad Things
A Simple Plan
Feeling Minnesota
One Night At McCool's

None of them will make any top (pick a number) list but they are entertaining.

psiekier
12-17-2015, 03:45 PM
I think we would be friends IRL, RikWriter. I see a lot of my other favourite movies across genres here, so I will avoid repeating them, but will add (in no particular order):


Pacific Rim
Avatar
Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Big Trouble in Little China
The Matrix (two sequels optional; may take blue pill if desired)
Oblivion (2013 film with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman)
Army of Darkness (viewing of The Evil Dead movies not required for enjoyment)
Starship Troopers
RoboCop (original 1987 version with Peter Weller)
Batman (1989 movie with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson)
Superman II (1980 movie starring Christopher Reeve)
Back to the Future (all three movies required viewing)
Flash Gordon (1980 version with Sam J. Jones as Flash and soundtrack by Queen)
Highlander (soundtrack also by Queen; avoid the sequels)
Minority Report
Jurassic Park
Pulp Fiction
Predator and Predator 2
The Road Warrior (aka Mad Max 2)
Escape from New York
Snatch
Stripes
Caddyshack (skip the sequel)
Fletch
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Better Off Dead
National Lampoon’s Vacation (plus any Chevy Chase/Beverly D’Angelo sequels as time allows)
This is Spinal Tap
Silent Running
Heavy Metal (1981 movie; avoid the sequel)
Wizards (1977 Ralphi Bakshi film)
Conan the Barbarian (1982 version with Arnold as title hero; sequel optional)
Men in Black (there are also two sequels, but the first one is the best)
Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind
Lupin III and the Castle of Cagliostro (its greatness might be lost on you if you're not familiar with the characters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupin_III))
The Incredibles

All these are at least worth a rental. Many of them are the kind of movies I could watch over and over again, any time they came on, and so I own them.

I feel like I'm making a list to show to my son as he grows up to make sure he doesn't miss out. For my part, I will have to look into some of these other suggestions.

smithsb
12-17-2015, 05:39 PM
Incomplete without:
Roadhouse
Young Doctor Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
The Spaghetti Western (Dollars) Trilogy
Dirty Harry
Death Wish - Bronson

Boyo Jim
12-17-2015, 05:44 PM
I see there are a fair number of shitty movies too, and it's reasonable to say you should watch some shitty mover to -- to learn how shitty they can get.

May I suggest the shittiest of the shitty, certainly of this century -- The Wicker Man 2006 remake with Nick Cage.

drm
12-17-2015, 06:37 PM
Here is 10. Some are covered:

Fargo
No Country For Old Men
Millers Crossing
Godfather I
Godfather II - the greatest movie ever made...you need to see 1 first.
High Fidelity
Traffic
The Bridge over the River Kwai
Apocalypse Now
Dr Strangelove...