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Offline ender

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Top 12 Films
« on: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 08:47:27 AM »
This list is probably ever changing over the years... but a lot of these are my "go-to" movies for rewatching. What are some of your favorite films?

1. 2001 A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
2. Floating Weeds (Yosujiro Ozu, 1959)
3. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
4. Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen, 1996)
5. Dekalog (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1988)
6. Do The Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1987)
7. The Apartment (Billy Wilder, 1960)
8. Fanny & Alexander (Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
9. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven, 1987)
10. In the Mood For Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
11. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
12. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)

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Re: Top 12 Films
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12:01:52 AM »
1. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis, 1993)
2. Bringing Out the Dead (Martin Scorsese, 1999)
3. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
4. Waking Life (Richard Linklater, 2001)
5. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1965)
6. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
7. The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michael Gondry, 2004)
9. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
10. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
11. Bedazzled (Harold Ramis, 2000)
12. 12 Monkeys (Terry Gilliam, 1995)

Completely not-scientific list off the top of my head. There are probably a lot I'm forgetting, but these films have always stuck with me. Mostly more recent films, interestingly. Harold Ramis and David Fincher are the only two directors to appear twice. I also had absolutely no idea 12 Monkeys got turned into a TV series until I was looking up the year it came out on Wikipedia. Wild.

Bringing Out the Dead frequently battles for the top slot with Groundhog Day. I really love both films. Also, Joe Connelly's novel upon which it is based (by the same name) frequently vies for my top book slot, up against Melville's veteran contender Moby-Dick.

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Re: Top 12 Films
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:14:26 AM »
Yeah, I could literally watch Groundhog Day over and over. Bringing Out the Dead is definitely an underrated Scorsese movie! I think one of my favorite Fincher movies that gets better every time I see it is Zodiac. I love Fight Club and The Game too, though.

Good list! Glad to see Rear Window. I should probably have Vertigo on mine... totally forgot about that one.

Had no idea 12 Monkeys was a TV show. Is it on now, or was on in previous years?

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Re: Top 12 Films
« Reply #3 on: Sunday, August 27, 2017, 02:41:16 AM »
I think it's on now? It said 2015-current, but I didn't look into it too much.

And yeah, man, Zodiac was a damn good movie. That should probably be on my list!

Also, you're probably the only person I've ever told about BOtD that had even heard of it or seen it, much less liked it. High fives!

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