The REAL Best Movies Ever Made!

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  1. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I haven’t read through yet but

    Metropolis (1927,Fritz Lang)

    Is one of the best movies ever (and one of the most valuable movie posters)

    Its set in the future,It’s about the upper class living on the surface while the peasants and machines run everything from underneath , and a privileged man realizes what’s really going on and helps with a rebellion

    Definitely one of the greatest films ever made period!

    And it’s a great example of German expressionism with wonderful visuals although it is a silent film

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    Thanks a lot, glad you like it.....:):):)
     
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    Aaaah - the wonderful days before the dreaded, insidious 'teal and orange' colour grading and rubbish CGI.
     
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    CGI was a good idea when it was used to accentuate, not so good of an idea when the whole movie is CGI and cheaper than practical effects,
    CGI is probably the worst thing to happen to cinema in my lifetime
     
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    The word 'probably' doesn't belong. :D
     
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    Ray HarryHausen .. not sure if CGI but that was so cool.
     
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    I've read through all the responses, and I'm just absolutely amazed, on two different levels.
    I'm amazed at how many incredibly wonderful movies there have been through the ages.....so many great ones that it's really impossible to choose a definitive number one.
    AND....I'm amazed at how many seemingly intelligent people ( our TDPRI membership) pick favorite movies that are absolute trash and dreck. Some of the films listed here aren't worthy of screening at a late night drive-in movie. MAN!!!!....I pity the fool! ;)
     
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    It’s all opinion and experience.

    I’m almost guessing that you’re talking about my Bill and Ted’s bogus journey post. Is it one of the best films ever, certainly not, is it “dreck”, maybe. Is it funny, I think so.

    When I watch stuff like that I generally go to it with very low expectations. Most of the time those expectation are met. With that particular movie I thought it would be one of those so bad it’s funny things but it turned out to be genuinely hilarious. I laughed my but off and there was a bunch of clever little things dropped in it.

    Art doesn’t have to be amazing or groundbreaking to be enjoyable.
     
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    My top 5 has remained pretty consistent:

    It's a Wonderful Life
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    A Few Good Men
    The Grapes of Wrath
    To Have and Have Not (you do know how to whistle, don't you, Steve?)
     
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    If you're responding to my post, I'm not commenting on your choices in particular. There are MANY films I've watched and enjoyed that I would NEVER call great, significant, or even commendable. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them on some "base" level. The premise in this post was, "The Real Best Movies Ever Made".....not "Any movie you've ever seen that you liked, or even watched until the end credits". I definitely understand the concept of "opinions".....and many of mine will never align with "the masses".....but there still needs to be some standards. As 'interesting" as Pulp Fiction is (and when I first saw it, I was very intrigued) no one in their right mind would say it could compete with, say, The Godfather II or Lawrence of Arabia (or MANY others) as "BEST".......while I could watch Local Hero over and over, sometimes I'm in the mood for something like Road House.....which truly qualifies as "dreck". But regardless.....enjoy your choices, and I'm happy for you. ;)
     
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    I usually don't watch movies unless I have to (wife, kids, friends on an evening out). I mostly enjoy good comedy. Most recently saw the excellent Overnighter and the very enjoyable romcom Rainy Day in New York.

    I do not like Hollywood anything nor any big budget production from US studios. Total garbage all of it with rare accidental exceptions.
     
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    Yes! The Fifth Element! And the end-scroll music is insanely good.
     
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    I was but I didn't intend to imply that I was offended. Hahaha Road House is great, but not in the same way The Godfather is great.
     
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    Saw a lot of these (Road Warrior was the *^&$), but Muriel's Wedding was so painful to watch--that's an Oscar caliber performance by Toni. How about Shine? Not too shabby.
     
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    Roadhouse is a must see--just watched it with my 23 year-old son last month--his first time. Its not a great great movie, but it is a peerless great bad movie.
     
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    So many already mentioned.

    A few that come to mind.

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    And for the Philly feel.
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    Repo Man. If you're familiar with the movie, you'll know exactly how old I am.
     
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    ^^^^^ This ^^^^^
     
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    Unforgiven
    Citizen Kane
    Roshomon
    Redbeard (Kurosawa)
    The Hidden Fortress
    Sanjuro
    Yojimbo
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    F For Fake (Orson Welles)
    The Long Goodbye
    The Third Man
    Touch Of Evil
    Kiss Of Death
    Portrait of Jenny
    Casablanca
    Key Largo
    The Maltese Falcon
    Jaws

    I could go on all day...
     
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    I forgot that one! Dammit! Kahn!!!
     
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