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My 100 Favorite Movies
« on: July 29, 2013, 10:12:55 PM »
It took me 3 days to compile this list, and I've removed and added even after I submitted the list. Some of these you may like, some you may hate, some you may not believe I enjoy but it's my list: come up with your own.

http://www.imdb.com/list/EcNwKreiUnY/

I'm already working on my Favorite 100 Movies part deux. Even tougher list to make than the first one.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 12:31:46 AM »
Can't think of 100.  Did this list of 15 in 2009 for a list called 15 movies that stick with you. 

1. The Killing Fields
2. The Band Played On
3. Rocky Horror Picture Show
4. Monty Pythons's Quest for the Holy Grail
5. The Wizard of Oz
6. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
7. The Greatest Show on Earth
8. The Posidon Adventure
9. Overboard
10. 16 Candles
11. St. Elmo's Fire
12. It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
13. The Ten Commandments
14. Charlie Brown's Christmas
15. Click
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 01:54:05 AM »
Haven't seen numbers 2, 4, 7, 8, 12, or 14.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 02:32:16 AM »
In no particular order.

1.Rocky Horror Picture Show
2.Monty Python and the Holy Grail
3.Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie[1]
4.A Clockwork Orange (I can see we agree on this one ;))
5.Fight Club
6.Survive Style 5+[2]
7.Battle Royale
8.Evangelion Rebuild 1.11, 2.22 (and I assume 3.33 when it's out)
9.Kill Bill 1 & 2
10.Shawshank Redemption
11.Tale of Two Sisters (sounds like a porno, but it's a good Korean horror)
12.Old Boy
13.Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
14.Kung Pow (stupid, I know)
15.The Lion King
16.Batman: The Movie, starring Adam West
17.The Shining (loved it as a little kid)
18.Storm of the Century
19.Harry Potter (Some prolly think, lame, butI like them)
20.Lord of the Rings
21.The Hobbit
22.The Avengers
23.Silence of the Lambs (also loved it as a little kid...my parents let me watch horror movies)
24.Hannibal
25.Azumi
26.Bill & Ted (Keanu Reeves' best movie)
27.Let the Right One In
28.Let Me In (yes, I loved both the Swedish, Let the Right One in and the American remake)
29.Howl's Moving Castle
30.Grave of the Fireflies (one of only few films to make me cry)
31.Iron Sky (who can argue with a Sarah Palin ripping off Nazi speeches?)
32.1984
33.Bladerunner
34.Ted
35.This Is England
36.Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
37.Pirates of the Carribean
38.Dude, Where's My Car?
39.Man On Fire
40.John Q
41.Pulp Fiction
42.Star Wars: The Phan...nah just fucking with you.

And prolly loads more, but I can't think of them.


Reading through your list, there's some stuff I didn't expect, some stuff on there I loved and enjoyed.
 1. Seriously. It had David Hasslehoff, Alec Baldwin, Motorhead and Spongebob saves the world by ripping off Twisted Sister and performing an awesome guitar solo, Bill and Ted would be so proud. Click here for awesomeness.
 2. Described as Pulp Fiction on Crack...it's one of those insane Japanese films. It has Vinnie Jones in it for some reason, but worth seeing.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 03:14:00 AM »
Oldboy was on my top 100 but in the last day, after looking over 400+ other movies, it and 28 others had to go for those films. But I have another list of my favorite foreign films, and that's on the list, I believe.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 05:48:36 AM »
That I can understand, there's so many good films out there, I guess you can only have room for so many. Sure I only came up with about 40, but that was just straight off the top of my head, there's probably a lot of movies that have escaped me that should be included and totalling more than 100. Heck, I joked about the Phantom Menance, but didn't put the original Star Wars trilogy.

Oldboy did it for me because I love weird Asian movies, hence Tales of Two Sisters (another Korean one) and Survive Style 5+ (Japanese) are on there as well.

Looking at your list, I didn't figure you to be somebody who'd like Pride and Prejudice. I'm not much of a romance dude, but I admit, I enjoyed it too. However, I am kind of put off by watching the movie versions of Time Traveller's Wife and Never Let Me Go, because I have the feeling the movie industry would make them into something cheesy, even Never Let Me Go, which was about friendship (but was also about a dystopia, to me, focusing on the 'friendship' side, which the trailers seem to depict, would be like making 1984 into a romance), speaking of which one of Kazuo Ishiguro's other books was adapted into a movie, which was The Remains of the Day, which was a good movie (decent cast list as well, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Reeve, Hugh Grant and some others I can't name off that top of my head), but missed out some important things from the book I felt, hence I've not listed it. I would like to see a movie adaption of his 'An Artist of a Floating World', it's a World War 2 novel set in Japan.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 07:32:54 AM »
my 244 favorite.  Pardon the formatting.  I keep it in an excel file.

adventures of baron munchausen   bad leiutenant, the   caddyshack   dark city   easy a   fantasia   game, the   hamlet (k.branaugh)   I love you man   jacob's ladder   kalifornia   la femme nikita   magnificent seven   napoleon dynamite   o brother, where art thou   pale rider   quick and the dead   raiders of the lost ark   sanjuro   terminator   unbreakable   vampire's kiss   water   xmen   yellowbeard   zombieland
alien   bandits   career opportunities   dark knight, the   ed wood   fantasia 2000   game show   hangover, the   incredibles, the   jawbreaker   karate kid   labyrinth   man who would be king, the   national lampoons vacation   one flew over the cuckoo's nest   parenthood   quiet man   raising arizona   scrooged   that thing you do   uncle buck   victory   what's eating gilbert grape   xmen2   yes man   zorro, the gay blade
aliens   barbershop   cast away   dark knight rises   election   fargo   gattica   harry and maude   it's a wonderful life   jaws      last starfighter   mean girls   natural, the   out of sight   peewee's big adventure   quigley down under   red dragon   seven   there will be blood   unforgiven   virgin spring   willie wonka and the chocolate factory      yojimbo   
all of me   barton fink   cell, the   day the earth stood still, the   elf   father of the bride   gettysburg   harry potter      jerk, the      league of their own   michael clayton   network      pink panther      remo williams   seventh seal (bergman)   thin red line   unstrung heroes      willow      young frankenstein   
amadeus   batman begins   christmas story, a   dead man   empire strikes back   fear and loathing in las vegas   ghostbusters   hedwig and the angry inch            legend   miller's crossing   night at the roxbury, a      pirates of the carribean      reservoir dogs   shining, the   thing, the   up      wizard of oz         
american history x   bedazzled (original)   clockwork orange, a   dead poets society   enemy of the state   ferris beuller's day off   glory   high plains drifter            let the right one in   million dollar baby   night we never met, the      platoon      road warrior   shrek (animated)   this is spinal tap   usual suspects      wizards (animated)         
american pop (animated)   beetlejuice   clueless   desperado   eternal sunshine of the spotless mind   fifth element   godfather, the   highlander            life of brian   missippi burning   no country for old men      pleasantville      roger and me   silence of the lambs   thomas crown affair (1999)                  
and now for something completely different   bend it like beckham   color purple, the   dirty rotten scoundrels   excalibur   fight club   good will hunting   howling, the            little miss sunshine   monty python and the holy grail   nosferatu      prelude to a kiss      rounders   simple plan, a   three amigos                  
angel heart   better off dead   commitments, the   dragon slayer      fire and ice (animated)   goodfellas   hudsucker proxy, the            lookout, the   moonstruck         prestige      roxanne   sixth sense   three kings                  
appaloosa   big   conan the barbarian         fish called wanda, a   graduate, the   hunt for red october, the            lord of the rings   mosquito coast         primal fear      royal tennenbaums   some girls   three musketeers                  
auntie mame (ros russle)   big night   cool hand luke         fisher king, the   great escape, the               lost boys            princess bride      rushmore   some like it hot   three o'clock high                  
   big trouble in little china   cowboys, the         flamingo kid, the   grifters                           professional, the (aka leon)         son of rambow   to kill a mockingbird                  
   blade runner   crossroads         flash gordon   grosse point blank                           pulp fiction         soylent green   to sir, with love                  
   blazing saddles   crouching tiger, hidden dragon         forgetting sarah marshall   groundhog day                                    stand by me   toy story 1-3                  
   blues brothers   crumb         forty year old virgin                                       star wars   tron                  
   bourne identity            fried green tomatoes                                       stranger than fiction   troy                  
   bourne supremacy            fright night                                       street fight (animated)   true grit (2010)                  
   bourne ultimatum            full metal jacket                                       sting, the   true romance                  
   bowfinger                                                   submarine   truman show                  
   brazil                                                   summer school   twelve angry men                  
   breakfast club                                                   superbad   twelve monkeys                  
   brick                                                   swimming with sharks                     
   buckaroo bonzai                                                                        
   bull durham                                                                        
   butch cassidy and the sundance kid                                                                        
                                 
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 01:59:59 PM »
screwtape,

If you don't have an account at http://imdb.com you should. I actually was going to make my top 100 my top 500 but I thought that would be a bit too much. Also, probably easier.

We both seem to have the same eclectic taste in films but you should watch more foreign films from multitudes of countries. One I recommend and going to be on my top 100 part deux: The Overture -- I found it quite enjoyable. And though I have seen other films from Thailand, that one stuck with me.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 03:50:45 PM »
you should watch more foreign films from multitudes of countries.

I do watch foreign films, I just generally don't like them.  So the list only partially reflects what I watch.  Thanks for the suggestion though.  I do plan to see a few more Bergman films (talking to member Doubt about that recently) and I have a whole list of samurai films in my netflix queue.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 07:01:12 PM »
I just DVR'd 20 films over the next 8 days from TCM.

Funny thing is though, I have currently 29 DVR'd, and have about 30 DVD'S I recently purchased I haven't watched yet.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2013, 08:02:38 PM »
I do watch foreign films, I just generally don't like them.  So the list only partially reflects what I watch.  Thanks for the suggestion though.  I do plan to see a few more Bergman films (talking to member Doubt about that recently) and I have a whole list of samurai films in my netflix queue.
Yes, everyone who has ever had a crisis of faith needs to watch some Bergman flicks, in particular "The Seventh Seal", "Through a Glass Darkly", and "Winter Light" (in that order).

BTW Screwtape, I noticed you replaced the menacing Nosferatu with loveable Calvin & Hobbes?  LOL! 

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2013, 12:26:49 AM »
the hot rock
dark city
the man who would be king
miracle mile
the duellists
little shop of horrors (musical version)
wages of fear
Oh brother where art thou?
a private function


most favourite for me are escapist thoughtless immersive shameless escapism (and yes I know I repeated myself) that I'll happily re-visit like a saturday movie matinee  at any time

no particular order

5th element
aliens
blade runner
come and see
terminator 2
mad max 2 (seppos know it as the road warrior)
brazil
12 monkeys
the 13th warrior
apocalypse now
saving private ryan
ran
silence of the lambs
chinatown
seven samurai
rashomon
TLOTR
Once upon a time in the west
rear window
last of the mohicans
braveheart
north by northwest
a clockwork orange
the deer hunter
some like it hot
LA confidential
black dahlia
heat
ronin
last samurai
snatch
sin city
the godfather trilogy
there will be blood
the entire bondjamesbond (even roger blanchmange moore)
the bourne trilogy
indiana jones trilogy
unforgiven
cool hand luke
amelie
mystery men
kung fu hustle
fish called wanda
time bandits
monty python (athg; lob; mol;)
shaun of the dead
labyrinth
willow
micmacs
city of lost children
delicatessen
the long kiss goodnight
the rocketeer






 and a shit load of animated from akira to toy stories, wall-e to 101 dalmations, shreks to the ghost in the shell etc etc


prefer any Batman over any superman (haven't yet seen latest MOS)
prefer comedy to tragedy
not the slightest interest is sudden loud noise scare horror, no interest in torture porn (surprised to see travolta and deniro wallowing in a bit of gratuitous TP in their latest)




I just realised there is a whole segment of movies that have such a "reveal" that I don't think of as favourites as I do not re-visit them anywhere near as much.
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The usual suspects
seven
the shining
reservoir dogs
the prestige

EDIT these are just off the top of my head, and in the seconds since posting I've already remembered a dozen others.
An interesting artifact of living in this age is the sheer amount of hours spent watching to have accumulated a list like this, esp considering none of us have mentioned the 20/50/100??? or more rejects we've watched for each of these we consider worthy.

and each single movie represents approx minimum 90 minutes.





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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2013, 02:54:01 AM »
Though I have the Director's cut of Blade Runner, I never really got into it too much. And I do not like Apocalypse Now. I've seen three versions of that film, I didn't care for any of them. I put it up there with The Godfather III, and Batman & Robin.

Good Vietnam films: Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and Pork Chop Hill.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2013, 07:24:05 AM »
BTW Screwtape, I noticed you replaced the menacing Nosferatu with loveable Calvin & Hobbes?  LOL!

I love Calvin & Hobbes.  Love.  It completely broke my heart when Watterson stopped publishing it.  I hoped he would cease syndication and just publish books every couple of years.  But no.  I understand why he ended the comic, but making books on his own schedule would have solved every one of those problems. 

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2013, 04:02:08 PM »
A couple of people mentioned Oldboy.

FYI, Spike Lee is doing an American remake due out this October.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2013, 05:49:56 PM »
A couple of people mentioned Oldboy.

FYI, Spike Lee is doing an American remake due out this October.

Not going to watch it unless I don't have to pay for it. That movie was badass. It's like someone coming along and remaking The Godfather, or Shawshank Redemption, etc., some things just need to be left alone.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2013, 06:23:04 PM »
Nam, in no particular order, from your list, these are classics:

The Usual Suspects
My Man Godfrey
The Goonies
The Browning Version
The Shawshank Redemption
Dead Poets Society    
Captain Blood
A Clockwork Orange
Roman Holiday 
Das Boot

But where were:
The Life of Brian
The Seven Samurai
Annie Hall
Rebecca
The Sting
Pulp Fiction
12 Angry Men
Goodfellas
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
To Kill a Mockingbird
In the heat of the Night
Some Like It Hot
No Country for Old Men?
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2013, 07:40:16 AM »
FYI, Spike Lee is doing an American remake due out this October.

I effing hate spike lee.  His movies suck.  The only movie of his I didn't completely hate was Inside Man.

The only director I can think of who sucks even more is Tyler Perry.  Who keeps giving that no-talent money to make shitty movies with his name all over them?  And how pretentious and egotistical is that? 

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2013, 07:43:06 AM »
I effing hate spike lee.  His movies suck.  The only movie of his I didn't completely hate was Inside Man.

THANK you.  Sheesh.  I was beginning to wonder if I was the only film buff who thought this.
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2013, 07:54:29 AM »
Plus, because of that little runt, we had to endure about 10-15 years of Rosie Perez.  Ugh.  SUPER annoying voice and can't act for snot.  Great jugs, though.  Hideous face, but great jugs.  I'd take her over Drew Barrymore any day.  I hate Drew Barrymore the most.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2013, 10:48:50 PM »
But where were:

The Life of Brian

Never seen it nor any inclination to. I know the history behind it and that's good enough. Perhaps someday but I doubt it. Hell, I didn't see Casablanca until last year, and I found it average. I mean the music was great and almost every line was quotable but overall I found it average.

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The Seven Samurai

I have seen it, and don't take this too hard but I also found this average.

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Annie Hall

Haven't seen it yet.

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Rebecca

Actually this was on my original top 100 list but after completing the list, it was nixed. It will be on my "part deux" list, and if I ever have a top 10 classic film list, it may go on that.

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The Sting

Great movie but it's not a favorite of mine.

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Pulp Fiction

Also on the original list but nixed for another.

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12 Angry Men
Goodfellas

Two great films but not favorites of mine.

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Haven't seen it yet.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
In the heat of the Night

Again: two great films just not favorites of mine.

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Some Like It Hot

Haven't seen it yet.

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No Country for Old Men?

Another really good film but not a favorite.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2013, 02:39:22 PM »
FYI, Spike Lee is doing an American remake due out this October.

I effing hate spike lee.  His movies suck.  The only movie of his I didn't completely hate was Inside Man.
I'm not much of a Spike Lee fan myself, but seriously no love for the Malcolm X film?
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The only director I can think of who sucks even more is Tyler Perry.  Who keeps giving that no-talent money to make shitty movies with his name all over them?  And how pretentious and egotistical is that?
In a world with Uwe Boll, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, and Michael "butt of all film jokes" Bay, I would consider Tyler Perry a lesser evil.

That being said, I've always imagined him labeling all of his personal stuff with "Tyler Perry's" tags...I'm betting he has a car with that painted on it.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2013, 02:41:35 PM »
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Annie Hall
Haven't seen it yet.
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Some Like It Hot
Haven't seen it yet.
And really, one should strive to watch all Billy Wilder films.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2013, 03:21:10 PM »
I'm not much of a Spike Lee fan myself, but seriously no love for the Malcolm X film?

I've not seen every spike lee joint[1] produced.  At some point you have to say you gave the guy a shot and cut your losses.  Malcom X is one of them I've not.  Given the fact that Lee made it, I give it a low probability of not sucking.   Couple that with zero interest in the man and it adds up to a movie I wouldn't watch even if it was on TNT, Mrs Screwtape was out of town and I had nothing else to do.

In a world with Uwe Boll, Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer, and Michael "butt of all film jokes" Bay,

Nope.  Perry sucks harder than all of them put together.  I'd much rather watch transformers with megan fox shoving her ass into the camera and stuff blowing up everywhere than any of Tyer Fucking Perry's Medea bullshit.  Or any of the bullshit movies he did with janet jackson.  That reminds me how much I hate the whole jackson family too.  Dammit.

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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2013, 05:50:40 PM »
I've disliked Spike Lee since he said that only black people should direct black films. The way he said it sounded racist. So, as a person I don't like him but I do like his films. Just like as a person I don't like Roman Polanski, but I like his films.

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« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2013, 08:10:57 PM »
   I'm not big on director's cuts. The original theater version is fine with me. An example is Blade Runner. The director's cut dispels with the Harrison Ford voice overs but I watched it in the theaters with the voice overs and I prefer that version. That being said, some of my favorites:
                 Brazil, Alien, Aliens, Dark City, Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (original and 1978 remake), Raging Bull, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, The Maltese Falcon, Angels With Dirty Faces, Dead End, Godfather 1 and 2, Dr. Strangelove, Treasure Of The Sierra Madre, Carnival Of Souls, Terminator 1 and 2, The Good The Bad And The Ugly, High Plains Drifter, Dirty Harry, The Ring, Inception, Memento, Nightmare Before Christmas, Casablanca, Trainspotting, Big Fish. Sunset Boulevard, Blade Runner, Eraserhead, It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, A Christmas Carol (the 1951 Alastair Sim version), King Kong (original 1933 version).

Edits are to add films I've forgotten.
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Re: My 100 Favorite Movies
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2013, 08:10:17 AM »
I've disliked Spike Lee since he said that only black people should direct black films. The way he said it sounded racist. So, as a person I don't like him but I do like his films. Just like as a person I don't like Roman Polanski, but I like his films.

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good point.  I may dislike Lee's films, but *maybe* he's an alright person.  I suspect he's a dick, but I have no idea.  Polanski raped someone and got away with it.  Like Howard Stern, I don't get the people who work with him.
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2013, 09:44:59 AM »
^^^ Sycophants.
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