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Movie Classics/Must see

StackStack Sassy and short Icrontian

Upon realizing @FreshyP has not seen many films I want to take it upon myself to try get the most important/iconic ones first. I can't remember them all so i figured I'd ask for your input. Plus I am interested in hearing what y'all think belongs on the list. After complied, I hope to chime in my thoughts as well as Perry's after watching them

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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Pfff. I've tried to get him to watch so many essentials/classics over the years and he was always too cool for school.

  • StackStack Sassy and short Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    Pfff. I've tried to get him to watch so many essentials/classics over the years and he was always too cool for school.

    I figured as much but I hope to overcome that.

  • DontCallMeKelsoDontCallMeKelso The one they call... Kelso San Jose, CA Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    I started down a weird path with my list and realized you wanted classics/important movies:

    • Casablanca
    • Any Hitchcock
    • Bladerunner
    • Star Wars (all of them)
    • Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (tbh, all of them that were made before 1990)
    • James Bond: Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, Living Daylights, GoldenEye, and then all the Daniel Craig films in order
    • Young Frankenstien
    • Princess Bride
    • Blazing Saddles
    • The Great Escape
    • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
    • Saving Private Ryan
    • Schindler's List (get ready for some feels)
    • Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (important british film)

    That's all I got off the top of my head right now

    StackdrasnorKwitkoChooch
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    These are movies I've seen that I recommend:
    The Usual Suspects
    Godfather Parts I & II
    any Stanley Kubrick film, but especially The Shining and Dr. Strangelove
    Apocalypse Now
    Raging Bull
    Goodfellas
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    The Apartment
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Serpico
    Knight Moves
    The Conversation
    The Exorcist
    Rosemary's Baby
    Animal House
    Stripes
    The Producers (the original Mel Brooks, not the crappy remake)
    The Taking of Pelham 123
    The Warriors
    Caddyshack
    Airplane! (and to a lesser extent, The Kentucky Fried Movie)
    This is Spinal Tap
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    The Jerk
    Princess Bride
    Blues Brothers
    The Graduate
    Marathon Man
    Trading Places
    48 Hours
    Beverley Hills Cop
    Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Taxi Driver
    American History X
    Fight Club
    Braveheart
    The Sting
    Inherit the Wind
    Scent of a Woman
    American Beauty
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Being John Malkovich
    Adaptation
    Memento
    Seven
    12 Angry Men
    The Pianist
    Jaws
    E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

    That ought to keep him busy for a while.

    StackDontCallMeKelsodrasnor
  • StackStack Sassy and short Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    @DontCallMeKelso title is classic/must see, all these fit the bill. Good start.

  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    In addition to the above, in random order:

    • History of the World, Pt 1
    • Spaceballs
    • Innerspace
    • Explorers
    • Abyss
    • Die Hard 1 & 2
    • National Lampoon's Vacation, Christmas Vacation, & European Vacation
    • Terminator 2
    • V for Vendetta
    • Fight Club
    • Snatch
    • Das Boot
    • Pulp Fiction
    • Demolition Man
    • A Beautiful Mind
    • All Miyazaki films
    • Seven Samurai
    • The Cowboys
    StackDontCallMeKelsoKwitko
  • DontCallMeKelsoDontCallMeKelso The one they call... Kelso San Jose, CA Icrontian

    @Kwitko I feel so bad missing some of those. @drasnor it's nice to know the ones I thought about actually got posted

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    Older Classics

    • The Fifth Element
    • Twelve Monkeys (Brad Pitt's missed Oscar opportunity, incredible performance)
    • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (see also: All Mel Brooks movies because yes)
    • Horse Feathers (And, to a lesser extent, most of the other Marx Brothers movies. But this one is a must-see)
    • Dark City
    • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    • Airplane II (masterful Shatner that cannot be missed)
    • A Clockwork Orange
    • Titan A.E. (Pinnacle of Bluth animation, IMO)

    Modern movies that are must see because they are a master class in cinematography and/or pacing

    • Ex-machina (both)
    • Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (both)
    • Ghost in the Shell (thx @Sonorous) (2017) (all other criticisms accounted for, this movie was gorgeous)
    • Avatar (cinematography)
    • Prometheus (the first 5 minutes are just... I can't even)
    • Mad Max: Fury Road (because WHOA)

    @Kwitko said:
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Being John Malkovich
    Adaptation

    You have no idea how happy it made me to see these here.

    Kwitkodrasnor
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian

    Pans Labyrinth
    Donnie Darko
    Black Swan

    drasnorKwitkoelyxandra
  • ColgereColgere Cincinnati, OH Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    Back to the Future (whole trilogy)
    Labyrinth
    Glory
    Alien
    Aliens
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    The Goonies
    Scarface
    Citizen Kane
    Escape From New York
    Tombstone
    The Green Mile
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Matrix
    Mad Max
    Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Full Metal Jacket
    Good Will Hunting
    Rain Man

    drasnorKwitko
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    Dark:

    Battle Royale
    Series_7:_The_Contenders

    Light:

    Joe Dirt
    My Cousin Vinny
    Kung Fu Hustle

    Personal Fav that has yet to be mentioned:

    Unbreakable

    -Digi

  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    FWIW, understanding why some of what makes these movies so great is going to be lost if there isn't a wiki session / old-man Prime there to explain what was so earth shattering about farting in Blazing Saddles, for instance, one of it's more iconic scenes.

    The recommendations have all been great, but it might be worth reading up on the movie, too.

    Also Top Gun is missing. Watch Top Gun.

    PirateNinja
  • DontCallMeKelsoDontCallMeKelso The one they call... Kelso San Jose, CA Icrontian

  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat I am the hatchet man, look over your shoulder Icrontian

    So far great suggestions. I would add the original King Kong. And I would like to throw in a personal cult classic; Galaxina.

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    Ctrl+F "The African Queen" no results.

    Come on guys step up your classics game.

    Casablanca, as already mentioned is an amazing choice it was my grandfather's favourite movie of all time and one of mine too.
    The Big Sleep is based off my favourite novel by Raymond Chandler (Probably my favourite novel period) and is an absolutely stellar performance by the whole cast.
    Following the Noir kick, The Maltese Falcon
    The Untouchables
    Rear Window
    The Harder they Fall
    Dirty Harry
    Bullit
    Papillon

    I'm just going to throw it out there because the list is extensive, any movie starring Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart or Lauren Bacall are GOAT. I don't believe Humphrey Bogart ever had a bad film.

    As for more recent films that I consider essential

    Hot Fuzz
    Dredd 3D (Ignore the Stallone version from 95)
    No Country for Old Men
    Hell or High Water
    Heat
    The Fugitive

    Also no one mentioned this and I'm sad

    ROBO COP

    BuddyJKwitko
  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven Ghost in the Machine or Ghost in the Shell?

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    @Sonorous said:
    @AlexDeGruven Ghost in the Machine or Ghost in the Shell?

    Fix'd. Braining is hard.

    Sonorous
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    I don't understand people's love of Mel Brooks films. He's a good example of auteur theory, but his_ jokes_ are repetitive and tired.

    Classics:

    Odd Man Out
    I Am Cuba
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
    Battleship Potemkin
    North By Northwest
    Citizen Kane
    Kurosawa's 7 Samurai

    Other notable works:
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Ameile and City of Lost Children
    Wes Anderson's The Royal Tennenbaums
    Les Blank's The Burden of Dreams
    Pulp Fiction
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Neil Jordan's The Butcher Boy
    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    City of God

    StackIlriyasKwitko
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited 14 Jul

    @BuddyJ said:

    Other notable works:
    Wes Anderson's The Royal Tennenbaums

    Speaking of Wes Anderson, how about Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and Grand Budapest Hotel?

    @AlexDeGruven said:

    • Twelve Monkeys (Brad Pitt's missed Oscar opportunity, incredible performance)

    In that vein of post-apocalyptic, retro-futures: Brazil
    And just because I love Robin Williams: The Fisher King

    @Kwitko said:
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Being John Malkovich
    Adaptation

    You have no idea how happy it made me to see these here.

    You have no idea how happy it made me to see that someone else knows the movie Adaptation.

    And one of my favorite cult classics: Repo Man!

    GnomeQueen
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    @Ilriyas said:
    Rear Window

    @DontCallMeKelso did indirectly include that by mentioning any Hitchcock film, and @BuddyJ mentioned North by Northwest.

  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    Every Coen Brothers film except for Raising Arizona, which is terrible.
    Dark City

  • ColgereColgere Cincinnati, OH Icrontian

    Now that I've had a night's sleep and thought about it, here's some more:

    Minority Report
    The Truman Show
    The Abyss
    Ghostbusters
    Total Recall (the 1990 film, not the 2012 version)
    They Live
    Wall-E
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (both the 1956 original and 1978 remake are good)
    The Fly
    Children of Men
    Brazil (1985 film)
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Big Trouble in Little China
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    Easy Rider

    Kwitko
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    @CB said:
    Dark City

    YESS. I'm not the only one!

    And just because I love Robin Williams: The Fisher King

    An absolutely masterful performance on his part.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    For over-the-top grotesque humor in the vein of some of Pegg's zombie stuff, check out Dead Alive, also titled Braindead in some areas of the world. I saw this first in Australia, I think, and it left an impression.

  • doabarrellrolldoabarrellroll San Jose, CA Icrontian

    Top choices of mine not mentioned above:

    Ronin (Has quite possibly the greatest car chase ever filmed. The straight six from the E34 M5 sings the song of my people)

    Crimson Tide or The Hunt for the Red October (I have a soft spot for Cold War submarine movies and both of these hit the mark nicely.)

    Ocean's 11 (Very fun movie with great characters. I prefer the George Clooney remake)

    Where Eagles Dare(A great WW2 spy drama/action movie that is not usually mentioned as a great war movie. The Brits always have it on during the holidays but not as popular in America despite featuring a strappingly young Clint Eastwood.)

    Heat (Classic faceoff of good vs evil on streets of LA. Has arguably the greatest shoot-outs of any movie produced)

    About Time (Kind of a Rom Com, but not really. It's a sweet movie about young love where the guy has the ability to time travel.)

    The Rescuers Down Under (A very fun Disney animated movie that came about during the height of the Golden Age of Disney Animations in the early 90's (Little Mermaid, Lion King, etc.))

    Linc
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Ronin & Heat are indeed pillars of their styles.

    Dark City, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation are the ones I keep in my back pocket when someone randomly says they want to watch a movie but they've seen "everything".

    Mad Max: Fury Road is so good I can't believe it exists.

    Hot Fuzz really is one of the great comedies. I'd turn it on for anyone.

    My top 3 are: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Fugitive, and The Shawshenk Redemption, in that order. I could watch them every day forever.

    Stack
  • StackStack Sassy and short Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    My top 3 are: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Fugitive, and The Shawshenk Redemption, in that order. I could watch them every day forever.

    Who framed Roger Rabbit, is a personal favorite of mine.

  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian

    NOT ONE FUCKING PERSON MENTIONED BOONDOCK SAINTS!!!!

    GnomeQueen
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    Well @Stack no worries, I'm pretty sure @FreshyP will have seen all of these by like.....2072.

    Cliff_ForsterLeahVoice
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    Hot Fuzz really is one of the great comedies. I'd turn it on for anyone.

    Hot Fuzz is an excellent comedy and an excellent cop film.

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