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AdInfinitum
2006-06-28, 04:33 AM
I would have thought this would have been done before, but a search and a Google search revealed otherwise. So:

What's the best movie that you just haven't found the time to watch? The movie that you know you should see, but just can't bring yourself to sit through more than five minutes of? The movie that you cannot find anywhere?

I actually caught the Exorcist on HBO the other night, so my answer would probably be A Clockwork Orange.

Umbilical_Lotus
2006-06-28, 04:42 AM
The Godfather.

See, I haven't seen many movies. I've seen enough modern-ish movies to hold up well in conversation, and enough classics that I don't shrivel up in ignorance if someone asks me something about Run Lola Run. But there's a lot of stuff I HAVEN'T seen, just because everyone assumes that everyone else has seen it, so it's either never available or the opportunity never comes up.

Living with three other people, renting a movie is a bit of a production. At least two of us go at the same time, crowding around the new releases and trying to figure out what we want that night. And EVERYONE is better-viewed than me, so I just never see a bunch of movies because everyone else has seen them.

I just rent games instead.

KayJay
2006-06-28, 04:54 AM
Star Wars. I think everyone in the world may have seen this but me... but I'm surprisingly not that bothered about it :)

Eloco
2006-06-28, 06:52 AM
6 months ago, I could have posted a big list here, but with a night job, a portable dvd player, netflixs and a lot of down time, my list has dwindled to "Gone with the Wind".

The biggest difference Ive seen between modern day movies and older films, is that films of old are a little slower paced but usually have much better characters, acting and stories. If you havent seen some of the classics, ie Cassablanca, Vertigo, Cat on a hot tin roof, they really are worth the time and effort.


Eloco

Midnight Son
2006-06-28, 10:29 AM
Showgirls. I hear Elizabeth Berkeley is hot.

Shhalahr Windrider
2006-06-28, 10:32 AM
I'm gearing up to actually watch The Godfather.

Let's see, other ones on my must-see list:

High Anxiety
High Noon
Lost in Translation
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Hellraiser
The Corpse Bride

Those are all movies that I've acknowledged a desire to see but for some reason have not managed to do so yet. There are many more, but I can't think of them right now.

El Jaspero, the Pirate King
2006-06-28, 10:39 AM
Tops on my list is The Seven Samurai...I just need to block out 3-1/2 hours to watch it sometime.

Roland St. Jude
2006-06-28, 10:40 AM
Citizen Kane. This one often tops the list of best films of all times, and I just never had the desire to see it.

Alarra
2006-06-28, 10:46 AM
*cries* oh god, I haven't seen any of the movies so far mentioned in this thread. I think I live under a rock! The original 3 star wars was what I was going to say for mine though.

Charity
2006-06-28, 11:02 AM
I have never seen schindler's list, somehow I just never got round to it.


*humbly sets down a small offering*

http://www.bk.nl/webimages/recepten/pavlova_met_frambozen_80ffd.gif

Chris is very lucky to be marrying into the pantheon, remind him of this often. :D

Gorbash Kazdar
2006-06-28, 11:30 AM
All of you who haven't seen The Godfather, stop what you're doing and go see it! And Part II (you can skip part III - in fact, I recommend skipping part III). IMHO, it's the best film of all time. Citizen Kane is great, but part of what made it great is that it created a lot of the patterns for modern films, so, for some modern viewers, it isn't quite as enthralling, unfortunately, since it's been imitated so much.

Quick note on older films being better: Certainly films from earlier movie making eras have a very different style and pacing compared to most current films, but I think the idea that movies were made better "back in the old days" is a bit misleading. Rather, only the films that stood out, that were worth seeing, are still being watched and talked about today. I've managed to get ahold of some awful, awful films from that era myself, as well as several mediocre ones. The superiority apparent is at least in part due to the dross falling off film-watcher's radar.

OTOH, if you prefer the older pacing and style, that's another issue entirely and one is certainly entitled to prefering it over the current trends.

Anyways, films for me...
Lost in Translation
Lawrence of Arabia
Momento
V for Vendetta
The Seven Samurai (I have seen The Magnificent Seven, as I have recently inherited my father's love of Westerns)
Hero
House of Flying Daggers
Memoirs of a Geisha
On the Waterfront
Raging Bull
The French Connection (I've seen all of it, but never in one sitting)

I've left off a few films that fit into "can't bring myself to sit through more than five minutes of," particularly The Sound of Music and West Side Story. I know I should tough these out, but I cannot stand musicals and both of these in particular make me want to cause myself bodily harm whenever I see them. They're clearly great films, but I just can't sit through them.

Oh, and *steals Alarra's cake* ;D Bwahaha!

Sythara
2006-06-28, 11:30 AM
Hunt for Red October

Zophiel
2006-06-28, 12:04 PM
I think Gorbash really hit it on the head about the perception of older movies generally being better than more contemporary movies. The older movies that people still widely view and that continue to be part of most movie watchers' necessary viewing lists have reached that status because they're simply good films, and good art does tend to enjoy a certain timelessness. Some classics have been very enjoyable to watch, and others have been an absolute chore. Some, I simply turned off or refuse to try watching anymore. My experience suggests to me that classics are every bit the mixed bag that contemporary films are.

As for my own list for this thread, it's pretty short nowadays. I still haven't watched Ben-Hur all the way through in one sitting. I think I've seen all the film's footage, but in different pieces over a pretty long period of time. Other than that, there's Soylent Green, which I haven't gotten around to watching yet, and Schindler's List, which I have to confess no desire to see in the first place.

Jack Squat
2006-06-28, 12:19 PM
Animal House. I've just gotten to the point where I can rent 'R' movies, and I haven't gone out to Blockbuster yet to register for an account.

NEO|Phyte
2006-06-28, 12:35 PM
Hunt for Red October
go. watch. now.

Flabbicus
2006-06-28, 01:05 PM
Animal House as well... my dad wants to see it with me when I graduate as some coming of age thing.

I never saw-

Superman I-III
Schindler's List
Nightmare on Elm Street (( Despite the avatar. ))

AdInfinitum
2006-06-28, 01:10 PM
Lawrence of Arabia


Doh. Knew I forgot one.

WampaX
2006-06-28, 02:19 PM
I've seen far too many movies . . . I can't recall what was mentioned as "good" that I haven't seen . . . My netflix queue is full of chessy flicks that I didn't think required viewing in the theatre and TV shows. My years of watching AMC (when they were a commercial free movie network) and TCM have filled in alot of the "required viewing" experiences.

So come on people, come up with a "best film" that I need to see . . . cause I'm drawing a blank for myself. (give about a 6 month window for "new" theatrical releases as it takes about that long for them to hit DVD)

Flash of Insight
Ah, there are a few on the AFI top 100 list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years..._100_Movies) I have not seen. 95/100 ain't bad, though.

Chinatown, Amadeus, Wuthering Heights, A Place In the Sun, The Apartment have all slipped past my eyeballs.

reorith
2006-06-28, 03:23 PM
<opinion>casablanca + roman holiday are the best movies ever!</opinion>

LooseCannon
2006-06-28, 04:27 PM
The Shawshank Redemption. Although I am watching it later this summer at some point.

Each summer I have made a point to watch one of those movies. Last summer it was The Godfather, the summer before it was Apocalypse Now.

It's possible Fight Club might be next.

Tiferet
2006-06-28, 05:19 PM
My co-worker keeps telling me to go watch the The Shawshank Redemption and I just keep putting it off. Other than that I really need to sit down and watch Serenity before my best friends stabs me in the eye with a spoon.

Oh, I also must agree that if you haven't seen The Godfather, go see it. Now. No excuses! It's one of my favorite movies. Ever.

WampaX
2006-06-28, 05:28 PM
Other than that I really need to sit down and watch Serenity before my best friends stabs me in the eye with a spoon.

Watch the series first. You'll be thankful you watched them in the right order.

Ego Slayer
2006-06-28, 05:59 PM
Serenity.. I've been told by my brother and dad it was a very good movie.

Deleran
2006-06-28, 07:00 PM
I'd really like to see citizen kane. As for that AFI list, it seems heavily skewed towards older films, so I haven't seen at least half of the films on there (Edit: 27/100), but some of the ones I did see, I wasn't too huge on. They're much slower than most modern films, and they tend to drag. Seven Samurai (which isn't even on the list!) is guilty of this.

bosssmiley
2006-06-28, 09:50 PM
My co-worker keeps telling me to go watch the The Shawshank Redemption and I just keep putting it off. *Other than that I really need to sit down and watch Serenity before my best friends stabs me in the eye with a spoon.

For the love of Monkey, go watch "Shawshank Redemption" now! It is that good. :o

Movies I've never seen but want to? "The Maltese Falcon", every time it's on TCM I get called away 1/2 way through. >:(

Eloco
2006-06-29, 01:57 AM
I should of been more clear. I agree that older movies can be blah, but films are not movies and movies are not films. Movies are made to make a quick buck, and are usually about current day topics or characters. For example a movie would be "water boy" while "Braveheart" would be a modern day film. Movies rarely stand the test of time and are not entertaining or understood by other generations. Movies are often only popular because they contain characters or actors that are popular at the time. Where a film is based more on the story, acting and direction.

I know its not a clear cut concept, and its an objective one.

I guess my point was that in the past there were more films made than movies, and today its the other way around.

Beleriphon
2006-06-29, 02:12 AM
I'm in the same boat as Wampa. Using the AFI top 100 I haven't seen 5 of them. I don't want to see those 5 either, but I suspect that I should.

Is it sad that at 24 I've seen more movies then my parents combined?

AdInfinitum
2006-06-29, 02:50 AM
Re AFI's list: Bah. Mirrormask > The Wizard of Oz in every way except mere nostalgia.

alec
2006-06-29, 06:20 AM
I really want to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. From what my Dad has told me, it sounds like a really good movie. I also second The Clockwork Orange.

Genome
2006-06-29, 10:19 AM
Well, I just saw The Ice Cream Man (Horror B-movie) on SciFi, so I can safely say that's off the list. What's really scary is that I had a browser open with project CUTE up. I came back from watching the movie, turned on the screen, and the first thing I saw was "-The Ice Cream Man"

Some other acclaimed titles that I missed:

Titanic
Forrest Gump (Until recently. I now have seen about half of it)
The Exorcist
The Bourne Identity/Supremacy
The Godfather
Million Dollar Baby
Finding Forrester (Edit: Done!)

Lord_Oni
2006-06-29, 12:33 PM
I hate to say it but I have never seen Scarface or Fight club OR any of the Godafther movies even though we have them all on DVD....

Lord Iames Osari
2006-06-29, 03:15 PM
Well, there's movies I've never seen...
Citizen Kane
Godfather
Meaning of Life
And many others

And there's movies I've never seen in their entirety...
Forrest Gump
Hunt for Red October
And probably others I can't remember right now.

orcmonk89
2006-06-29, 04:38 PM
Hmm... that's a tough one. I'm more a theatre bod myself (both seeing and being seen), but the movie I'd call is:

The Matrix. I just could never be bothered. It was Da Vinci Code until last night, but my and a few mates went to see it.

MostlyHarmless
2006-06-29, 05:25 PM
What are they teaching kids in schools these days? ;)

When *I* was in school we watched Citizen Kane and On the Waterfront as a study of film in English class. "I could have been somebody."

My movies would be:
Casablanca,
Seven Samurai,
Lost in Translation (which I own even! :-/),
The Maltese Falcon,
Dr. Strangelove and
Apocalypse Now.

Many more Oscar winners are on my list of "don't care about"

WampaX have you seen Donnie Darko? It's on my fav list but one that I don't see mentioned by too many others much. There's probably another thread talking about "undiscovered favorites" though.

Wukei
2006-06-29, 05:35 PM
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I just haven't taken the time to watch it...though I do have the Spamalot CD.

Alarra
2006-06-29, 05:45 PM
Wow,....I've only seen 11/100

I liked Donnie Darko a lot actually...that I have seen.

And mirrormask? In spite of being a huge gaiman fan I had a difficult time getting through that movie. It was good though, once I finished it. Not better than wizard of oz though.

And *pout* that was a pretty cake! give it back Gorby!!!

Though many think it blasphemous....I did not like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I fell asleep actually. I thought it was really dumb and a boring movie.

AdInfinitum
2006-06-29, 05:50 PM
Not better than wizard of oz though.

I think it's mostly just a general dislike of Wizard of Oz. Eh. Just a personal taste thing, I guess.

Saithis Bladewing
2006-06-29, 07:31 PM
Godfather. There are others, but I'm too lazy to list them. I've seen about half of what's been listed so far.

Genome
2006-06-29, 09:52 PM
I just saw Finding Forrester. Now I know "Punch the keys for God's sake!" and "You're the man now dog!" in context. ;D

madhatter66
2006-06-29, 10:54 PM
I'm kind of proud to say I've seen most of the movies mentioned so far (sadly, that includes Showgirls... bleagh). The first two Godfather films are definitely worth watching. The third is definitely not.

If I were to mention other "must-see" films (though I strongly believe it's entirely a matter of personal taste):

The Shawshank Redemption
A Clockwork Orange
Smoke Signals
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Crow (it may not be a "classic" but it's hands-down the most faithful comic-to-film adaptation I've seen)
The Star Wars Trilogy (one can take or leave the prequels--most choose the latter--but the originals are still incredible)

Also, read the books of Shawshank (one of four novellas in Mr. King's Different Seasons), Smoke Signals (titled The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight In Heaven by Sherman Alexie) and The Crow. They're fantastic (although The Crow is not for the faint of heart, just a fair warning). While I love both the film and novel of Fight Club it's very subjective material and certainly isn't for everyone.

As for ones I have yet to see, I don't know. A lot of the older ones I've already watched with my father. I've always been curious to see Raising Arizona and I have yet to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. That's all I can really think of right now.

Serpentine
2006-06-30, 12:19 AM
When watching The Crow, keep an eye out for the bit that killed Brandon Lee. I really liked Clockwork Orange, and would love to see it in a cinema, as that's what all the shots were made to fit. The Shining would have been a lot better with a different score. Also, The Birds is great.

Other than The Birds and I think another really obscure one, I haven't seen any of the Hitchcock films, though I really want to. Same with Blade Runner and some other dark-seeming movie (not Dark City, I finally saw that not long ago).

colorlessmidnight
2006-06-30, 12:26 AM
Click.

AdInfinitum
2006-06-30, 01:01 AM
So you've watched every other single movie ever made with the exception of Carnosaur, Batman and Robin, and Highlander II?

MostlyHarmless
2006-06-30, 01:18 AM
Wow,....I've only seen 11/100

I hadn't seen the majority of them, but probably don't care to.


I liked Donnie Darko a lot actually...that I have seen.

Yay


Though many think it blasphemous....I did not like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I fell asleep actually. I thought it was really dumb and a boring movie.
*choke*, *gasp* You...*choke*...dumb?...*blinks*...boring?

She must be a witch. Burn her! Yeah, burn her!

Maniac
2006-06-30, 01:33 AM
Off the top of my head; the top three movies I like are Sin City, Old School, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail ;D ;D ;D


She must be a witch. Burn her! Yeah, burn her! ;D ;D

Scion_of_the_Light
2006-06-30, 01:34 AM
Hmm... that's a tough one. I'm more a theatre bod myself (both seeing and being seen), but the movie I'd call is:

The Matrix. I just could never be bothered. It was Da Vinci Code until last night, but my and a few mates went to see it.


Nah. Skip the Matrix and watch Equilibrium. It's a better movie.

ElfLad
2006-06-30, 03:46 AM
Both are worth seeing, but I've never seen either all the way through, sadly.

I've never seen a Bond movie, except for Operation Double 007 (Yes that's Double Double Oh Seven) but that was courtesy of MST3K and it starred Neil Connery as Bond's younger brother. Bond himself was nowhere in the movie.

Archonic Energy
2006-06-30, 10:33 AM
how would i know if a movie is good until i watch it?

the usual suspects. apparantly.

Charity
2006-06-30, 10:35 AM
Well worth a watch ^ IMHO but check out Layer cake another goodie.

http://www.saraleebakery.com.au/images/recipe/cakesnake.jpg

Archonic Energy
2006-06-30, 10:39 AM
bad pun....
though i admit i did chuckle

Soniku
2006-06-30, 12:06 PM
X-men 3. I hear good things about it, but I also hear it contains none of my favorates (Nightcrawler, Jubalee, Meltdown, Gambit) so I have been diligently avoiding it :P

ElfMaster2000
2006-06-30, 01:58 PM
Yeah, I haven't seen X-men three either. I've heard that it was very good, and will probably rent it or something.

Harnryd
2006-06-30, 03:00 PM
Both The usual suspects and X3 are enjoyable movies.

No Bond movie is, however, IMO.

AdInfinitum
2006-06-30, 05:37 PM
No Bond movie is, however, IMO.

Goldeneye is. It's the only Bond movie I would recommend to someone that hasn't seen the series.

Saihyol
2006-06-30, 06:08 PM
#1 film: The Shawshank Redemtion

nuff said

CatCameBack
2006-06-30, 07:00 PM
Both The usual suspects and X3 are enjoyable movies.

No Bond movie is, however, IMO.


If you read the books (and PLEASE realize they were written in the spirit of the Mack Bolan novels or something similar - don't expect War and Peace), you realize the Sean Connery is the closest thing to 007 of all the actors. Bond was supposed to be a stone killer polished to look like a gentleman.

That being said, Dr. No is the template they made for all the movies that follow, each one subqequently getting more tongue in cheek than the last. From Russia With Love is my personal favorite and the closest thing to Ludlum, John Le Carre or the like. It's less jokey than it's brethren, and seems to be more about spying than blowing up the BBEG's lab before he launches the Freudian Rocket of Doom.

For my money, though, get a copy of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and Ronin. You'll probably like them better.

EDIT: Speaking of polished killers and bad remakes, if you want to watch Point of No Return....don't. Go find Le Femme Nikita instead. And then burn your Alias collection, because you now know the ugly truth of how much the american film and TV industry $%#&-ed it up.

Oh yeah, I KNOW you have an Alias DVD collection. It's easier to hide than porn...sicko.

madhatter66
2006-06-30, 07:45 PM
Hrm. I knew the Bond films were a ways off the mark from the books from the statements of various people, but I enjoyed many of them nevertheless. FRWL is definitely good, but I enjoyed GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies as far as the newer ones go.

Monty Python's humor isn't "dumb," but it certainly isn't dry or sarcastic if that's what you normally prefer. I'd call it high-brow slapstick. While it's mostly zany, there's some really clever lines in there. If you've ever seen the "Spanish Inquisition" episode of Flying Circus you'll know what I mean.

I haven't seen Equilibrium, but even if it is better than The Matrix, I recommend seeing it. At the time, it brought about all sorts of breakthrough ideas (and I'm not referring just to "Bullet Time" either). People like to forget about the philosophical undertones of the first film because the second two movies bogged the whole series down with gigantic uber-fight scenes. While they were a heck of a lot of fun to watch, just about all the cerebral elements of the first film fell by the wayside. So watch the second two or don't, there's pros and cons either way, but I would say definitely watch the first.

As for X-Men 3, well... It was fun, but completely devoid of anything interesting. Also a lot of people die. If you're attached to any of the characters (I'm not saying which ones so assume any and/or all of them) don't watch it. You'll be pissed something fierce. I had no real attachment to any of the characters in this one (the only two I've ever really been diehard fans of, Gambit and Nightcrawler, were not present--thank god) so I didn't mind. Other than that, they do some interesting fight sequences. I will tell you this, though: I missed Singer on this one. I really did.

Harnryd
2006-07-01, 05:44 AM
If you read the books (and PLEASE realize they were written in the spirit of the Mack Bolan novels or something similar - don't expect War and Peace), you realize the Sean Connery is the closest thing to 007 of all the actors. Bond was supposed to be a stone killer polished to look like a gentleman.

I haven't read the books so I really don't have an opinion on how faithful the movies are. I've never read an X-Men comic, though, and it didn't stop me from liking the films.
But while most Bond movies contain amusing and/or exciting scenes, they don't appeal to me taken as a whole. And they age very quickly.

Still, they did succeed in creating and sustaining a self-containing genre for decades, so I wouldn't deny them their place in the history of cinema.

InaVegt
2006-07-05, 08:56 AM
Harry potter 4

Thes Hunter
2006-07-05, 11:15 AM
My List: (Based on IMDB top 100 list, because I can't always remember stuff)

Yojimbo
Citizen Kane
Gone with the Wind
Rear Window/ The Birds/ Vertigo
North by Northwest
Amelie
Lawernce of Arabia
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
It's a wonderful life
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Taxi Driver
Some Like it Hot
Once Upon a Time in the West
Magnificent Seven
The 3rd Man
Paths of Glory
LA Confidental
Chinatown
Signin' in the rain
The Maltese Falcon
Requim for a Dream
M
The bridge on the river Kwai
All About Eve
City of God
Rashomon
Ran
Tora, Tora, Tora
The Sting
American History X
Mr. Smith goes to Washington
Leon the Professional
Life is Beautiful
Ringu 2
Touch of Evil
The Manchurian Candidate
The teasure of sierra madre
The Great Escape
On the Waterfront
High Noon
The Apartment
Fargo
Strangers on the Train
Blade Runner
Metropolis
Donnie Darko
The General
Kill Bill Vol 1, and 2
Run Lola Run
The Graduate
A street car called desire
Rebel without a cause
Ben Hur
Scarface



I think I need to get a net flix account. =]

WampaX
2006-07-05, 11:53 AM
I think I need to get a net flix account. =]

or just start watching TCM, you'll par that list down in no time (no time = a year or so).

orcmonk89
2006-07-05, 12:13 PM
#1 film: The Shawshank Redemtion

nuff said


One of my favourite films. Ultra cool and very well done. We watched in in Religious Studies last year (Crime and Punishment). A lot of us asked, jokingly, on the topic of Morgan Freeman:

'What have they banged God up for then?'

Thes Hunter
2006-07-05, 01:28 PM
or just start watching TCM, you'll par that list down in no time (no time = a year or so).


The funny thing is TCM and my local art house have already helped with the list! :o

Closet_Skeleton
2006-07-05, 05:12 PM
I have not seen most of what has been mentioned.

I have been told that Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting, The Godfather, Darkstar (I'm not sure if this is good but supposedly it's fun), fightclub, Kill bill (everyone I know says they like it, all reviews I read hate it), Seven Samurai, Bladerunner, Yojimbo, Butch Cassadey and the Sundance Kid, Maltese Falcon, most things actually...

I have seen Shawshank Redemption, It's a Wonderful Life, House of Flying Daggers (wouldn't put it on the same level as the other stuff though), Starwars (not since I was a lot younger, but they are kid's films really), Donnie Darko (I understood it completly, then read a guide for people that didn't understand it and got completly confused). Probably others I can't remember.

That Liquorish head scares me. Nice Pavlova looking thing though...

Wizzardman
2006-07-05, 06:51 PM
V for Vendetta.

I really need to see that movie.

Wizzardman
2006-07-05, 06:52 PM
I have been told that Clockwork Orange, Trainspotting, The Godfather, Darkstar (I'm not sure if this is good but supposedly it's fun), fightclub, Kill bill (everyone I know says they like it, all reviews I read hate it), Seven Samurai, Bladerunner, Yojimbo, Butch Cassadey and the Sundance Kid, Maltese Falcon, most things actually...


YOU MUST WATCH ALL OF THESE. NOW.

AdInfinitum
2006-07-05, 07:08 PM
Just one to add to people's lists, if they haven't: Ikiru, by Kurasawa.

madhatter66
2006-07-05, 07:09 PM
I think most critics hated Kill Bill because it's blatantly cliche and ridiculous. It's not a serious movie, and should not be taken as such. As long as you go in knowing it's going to be very hokey (and you're okay with this fact) then you'll like it.

I did like Trainspotting, although the scene where he's quitting heroin cold turkey gave me nightmares.

Serpentine
2006-07-09, 10:26 AM
Well, I've finally seen Blade Runner, and I have a Psycho DVD sitting on the coffee table waiting to be seen, so I'm dealing with stuff.
To the person who listed Gone With The Wind: Bleagh, guh, gag, fuh! I've never seen it all the way through, but my mum and a Bolivian exchange student did and it just kept going. I'd go away and do something, come back, it was still going. Go for a walk, get back, it was still going. Does that movie never stop?! My mum thought it was hilarious when she got a friend of hers to wrap up the book and "give" it to me for my birthday. Hi-larious.

Thes Hunter
2006-07-09, 04:54 PM
Just one to add to people's lists, if they haven't: *Ikiru, by *Kurasawa. *




Wooooo..... I will write that one down!

Spuddly
2006-07-10, 01:56 AM
Best Movie You've Never Seen

Aliens 3 where the xenomorphs make it to earth and begin infesting the sewers of a megatropolis. The entire city gets quarantined as the Marines battle the aliens in epic firefights all over the city.

The Company has sent agents to secure a xenomorph queen.

Ripley leads a squad of marines, and aided by a gang of cyberpunks, they make it deeper into the Xenomorph lair, fighting monsters and humans alike.

But they only have a 48 hour time frame before the Marines are pulled out and the city nuked.

Serpentine
2006-07-11, 12:26 AM
Did you just give us a summary of the whole movie? Isn't that kinda an uber-spoiler?

Finally saw Psycho. I wouldn't call it blood-curdlingly terrifying, and the shower scene was a tad disappointing - not enough blood - but it was very well done. Alfred Hitchcock was a very strange man, judging by the trailer.

Suan
2006-07-11, 01:05 AM
My tastes are probably way off the usual fans' fare.

UHF

Mom and Dad Save the World

Bill and Ted (both)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpier Old Men

Popeye

My Stepmother is an Alien

Romancing the Stone

Jewel of the Nile

Spaceballs

Star Wars (Original Trilogy)



I TOLD you I was different.

Thes Hunter
2006-07-11, 01:24 AM
My tastes are probably way off the usual fans' fare.

UHF

Mom and Dad Save the World

Bill and Ted (both)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion

Grumpy Old Men

Grumpier Old Men

Popeye

My Stepmother is an Alien

Romancing the Stone

Jewel of the Nile

Spaceballs

Star Wars (Original Trilogy)



I TOLD you I was different.





SUPPLIES!!!!!




So get to it, watch all those movies.They are awesome... well at least the ones I have seen that is.

Thray
2006-07-11, 01:25 AM
The main one for me is King Kong, though Serentiy's always up there. Something about being pestered to watch those movies has kept me from doing so so far.

awalton87
2006-07-11, 06:28 PM
Citizen Kane.

I just want to understand all the references to Rosebud D:

Tom_Violence
2006-07-12, 12:03 AM
About a month ago my list here would be quite long. But as it happens in that time I've seen a fair few awesome films.

I'd highly recommend such classics as:
2001: A Space Oddessy
Apocalypse Now
Citizen Kane
Blade Runner
Scarface
On the Waterfront

As for my list of films that I need to see, well, none really spring to mind. Like many others here I'm yet to properly sit down and watch The Godfather series. One of my friends got me started on watching Firefly so I guess I need to see Serenity as well. I almost got around to watching Seven Samurai, but then I found it that its about a week long, so I just went to the pub instead. And that's all I can think of for now - I am open to suggestions.

Dispozition
2006-07-12, 04:53 AM
I really need to see any of the Hayao Miyazaki movies that I have yet too see. I don't know which ones they are though.


For those who don't know him, he's the guy that made (as such) Spirited Away and Princess Mononke. If you haven't seen those movies, go out and do so now.

Argent
2006-07-13, 11:23 AM
Only recently did I finally see The Godfather. While not the most earthshattering of movies, I did like it. Epic scope and well-done.

Some of the classics I've never seen (and should):
Citizen Kane
On the Waterfront
Chinatown
Raging Bull
Taxi Driver
Casablanca
Seven Samurai (and the worst part is, I own this one, just haven't gotten around to watching it!)

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-07-13, 11:34 AM
X-men 3. I hear good things about it, but I also hear it contains none of my favorates (Nightcrawler, Jubalee, Meltdown, Gambit) so I have been diligently avoiding it *:P

No Gambit sucks. Nightcrawler was supposed to be in it but all his parts got cut. Fortunatley, he was made the central figure for the X3 game, and his portions are supposed to be quite good.

Kesnit
2006-07-14, 10:22 AM
Showgirls. I hear Elizabeth Berkeley is hot.

Showgirls is so awful that it is actually good.

Yes, she is.

Kesnit
2006-07-14, 10:29 AM
As for ones I have yet to see, I don't know. *A lot of the older ones I've already watched with my father. *I've always been curious to see Raising Arizona and I have yet to watch The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. *That's all I can really think of right now.

I went to see Lion, Witch, Wardrobe and wish I hadn't. I had just finished rereading all 7 Narnia books (in anticipation) and was ready to be dazzled.

The visuals are great, but there are just enough things different from the book to grate on me. (I sat there thinking "that isn't how it happens!!!")

Thes Hunter
2006-07-14, 10:34 AM
I really need to see any of the Hayao Miyazaki movies that I have yet too see. I don't know which ones they are though.


For those who don't know him, he's the guy that made (as such) Spirited Away and Princess Mononke. If you haven't seen those movies, go out and do so now.


If you haven't seen Porco Rosso you need to! ;D

madhatter66
2006-07-15, 12:55 AM
I went to see Lion, Witch, Wardrobe and wish I hadn't. I had just finished rereading all 7 Narnia books (in anticipation) and was ready to be dazzled.

The visuals are great, but there are just enough things different from the book to grate on me. (I sat there thinking "that isn't how it happens!!!")

I'm usually okay with variances between book to film--they're different mediums after all, and it's nigh impossible to fit a book to film exactly--so maybe it won't be so bad for me. The last adaptation that really bothered me was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban--but it bothered me well before I read the book. I think it was the shoddiest of the Potter movies.

At any rate, I'd still like to see Narnia.

Renloth
2006-07-28, 07:03 PM
Honestly, I'd say anything by Hayao Miyazaki is a good bet. Nausicaa and the Vally of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away...

UHF I've heard is very good, but I've never been able to secure a copy...

Some of my favorites have always been from smaller outfits: The Gamers still makes me laugh, even after watching a bunch of times.

There is also a little known film called "Saving Star Wars" I don't even know where it was sold first, but it's an interesting look at the life of a fan becoming dissapointed with the prequels.

LazyJoe
2006-07-28, 08:48 PM
Never seen Casablanca, alhough my dad's seen it enough times for the both of us. Also missed out on all the Godfathers and the second Back To The Future film.

For those of you who haven't seen Apocalypse Now or Lawrence Of Arabia (or anything by David Lean) or A Clockwork Orange (or anything by Stanley Kubrick, most notably Doctor Strangelove), redeem yourselves by watching them. Now. That was a threat, not a warning.

Actually, just watch all the stuff people have posted here. You may be fat and jobless by the end of it, but by God it's worth it.

KennyBot
2006-08-02, 04:00 AM
Aliens 1,2,3
Predator 1,2,3
AvP 1

WampaX
2006-08-02, 09:38 AM
Aliens 1,2,3
Predator 1,2,3
AvP 1

So you've seen the much talked about, but never filmed, Predator 3? Cool. I see imaginary films, too. Theatre of the Mind open 24-7. ;D

Oh, and the only one you HAVE seen is Alien 4. Oooh. You have my condolences.

jewellissa
2006-08-02, 12:08 PM
This would probably be Titanic for me.

I am a 23 year old female whose fiancee loves this movie and I have never seen it all the way through. I almost saw it at a chick night with my best friend but we got 30 minutes in and I wanted to strangle Leo so we switched to Spice World (which is much better than the "absolute crap" most ppl this it is). I forgive myself with the fact it was 2am and we had gotten totally hopped up on Surge (ah surge... i miss you)

I do need to get around to watching it...

Starla
2006-08-02, 12:43 PM
Gladiator


I hear it is really good though.

Deckmaster
2006-08-02, 11:11 PM
Tough one.

Very tough one.

I watch a lot of movies and can't think of any that I haven't seen but need to.

I haven't seen the Godfather Trilogy, but I do not feel compelled to.

I also haven't seen the Miyazaki films, but again, I don't see why I would like them.

Hmmm...

It'll come to me.

Don Beegles
2006-08-04, 08:51 AM
Well, mostly after the recommendations of this thread, though also becuase it's roughly based on Heart of Darkness, I watched Apolcalypse Now last night. Or, well< istarted it; I have yet to meet Kurtz. But so far, it's a very powerful movie that has as much to say about war particularly as the book had to say about colonization and general human conflict. Two thumbs up.

Oh, and it certainly deserves teh Best Sound and Cinematography awards it won.

Shotaro
2006-08-05, 08:50 PM
based on the imdb top 10, i haven't seen:

The Godfather (any of the three)

The Shawshank Redemption

never seen ALL of casablanca (always fall asleep- not because its boring, but because i only ever stumble across it at night)

Shichinin no samurai

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

though i have seen pretty much all of the rest of the top 250, the top ten has way too many films i haven't seen - though IMO rear window should be in there, so thats one less

Deckmaster
2006-08-05, 10:22 PM
Thought of one! The Seven Samurai. Gotta see that one.

ghost
2006-08-05, 10:31 PM
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN!!!!! I cant find it anywhere

happyjenn97
2006-08-21, 01:10 AM
Lots of things, really. I don't see a lot of movies. I've never seen the following movies (and/or haven't seen enough of them to count):

Gone With the Wind
The Godfather
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Casablanca
Schindler's List
Citizen Kane
Memento
Fight Club
Trainspotting
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
Hotel Rwanda

Clay_Cthulhu
2006-08-21, 04:58 PM
BLAZING SADDLES ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


i admit this iss an EXTREMELY crude and racist film...
but it is definetly worth seeing!
GO MEL BROOKS!!!
http://www.geocities.com/top5comedies/blazsad4.jpg

Shyftir
2006-08-22, 03:32 PM
Braveheart.

I always want to but my friends are always like, "But it's soo long..."

WampaX
2006-08-22, 05:36 PM
Braveheart.

I always want to but my friends are always like, "But it's soo long..."

Design an evening/afternoon around it. Plan on taking an intermission to break it up a little.

Tom_Violence
2006-08-24, 05:51 AM
Braveheart.

I always want to but my friends are always like, "But it's soo long..."

Jeez, its not -that- long. Surely you can sit still and concentrate on something for 3 hours or so? And its quite good and interesting so its not like someone's making you watch IT or somesuch. :P

tamtam1991
2006-08-24, 06:43 AM
Right, so first of all, Mel Brooks rocks everyones socks off, and if you haven't seen Blazing Sadles by this day and age, you need to drop everything and rent it (Thanks Mini-Thulhu)!!! About the Braveheart deal, it is by far one of the most dramatical and emotional war movie sout their, easily ranking amongst The Last Samurai and Saving Private Ryan. I myself only managed to watch it with my best friend at the beggining of summer vacation at 2 AM, and from experience there is enough battle and gore to keep you wide awake, though a six-pack of Coke does help...

Movie that I would really like to see eventually are:
Gone With The Wind
Godfather Part II
And yes, Godfather Part III
Cassablanka
All of the Flying Circuise
And lastly, rewatch the entire James Bond series

The thing is that I have had several all-nighter Movie Nights with my buddies over the summer in which we watched/re-watched the entire Star Wars, LotR, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and Scary Movie series, so now there are no major series I am eager to watch, although there are a few Mel Brooks movie I am still looking for.

Tom_Violence
2006-08-24, 06:54 AM
Right, so first of all, Mel Brooks rocks everyones socks off, and if you haven't seen Blazing Sadles by this day and age, you need to drop everything and rent it (Thanks Mini-Thulhu)!!! About the Braveheart deal, it is by far one of the most dramatical and emotional war movie sout their, easily ranking amongst The Last Samurai and Saving Private Ryan. I myself only managed to watch it with my best friend at the beggining of summer vacation at 2 AM, and from experience there is enough battle and gore to keep you wide awake, though a six-pack of Coke does help...

Movie that I would really like to see eventually are:
Gone With The Wind
Godfather Part II
And yes, Godfather Part III
Cassablanka
All of the Flying Circuise
And lastly, rewatch the entire James Bond series

The thing is that I have had several all-nighter Movie Nights with my buddies over the summer in which we watched/re-watched the entire Star Wars, LotR, Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and Scary Movie series, so now there are no major series I am eager to watch, although there are a few Mel Brooks movie I am still looking for.

Quick note: If your list of Most Dramatic and Emotional War Movies Ever has, first and foremost, The Last Samurai heading the list, then your list may need revising. :P It also doesn't say much for Braveheart if you're putting it up there in the lofty heights alongside such timeless classics as that Tom Cruise yarn. ;)

Thes Hunter
2006-08-25, 01:26 PM
Yeah, I have to rate Tae Guk Gi "Brotherhood of war", one of the most emotionally gripping war movies I have ever seen.


But then again, I did take exception to someone once saying that Tom Cruise's Last Samuri was the best Samuri movie they had ever seen. I propmtly pointed them in the direction of Kurosawa. But I can't remember if that was on this forum or a different one. ;D


But in his defense, this is about movies that in our opinion we think would be good, sight unseen, and not really movies that we have already seen that we find are good. So I will hush now, before I pull this thread more off topic.