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    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007

    Night Of The Living Dead (original)
    Dawn of the Dead (original)
    Day of the Dead
    Texas Chainsaw Massacre
    The Shining
    The Haunting (original)
    Cabnet of Dr Caligari
    28 Days Later
    Blair Witch Project
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    Nice to see I'm not the only one with a soft spot for Exorcist 3. I'd like to see a director's cut of that one that omits the actual exorcist that author/director Blatty was forced to shoehorn into his final edit.
    • CommentAuthorimmaterial
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
    How about...


    Altered States
    Blade Runner
    Jan Svankmajer’s Alice
    Fahrenheit 451
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
    Solaris (the original by Tarkovsky)
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
    Man, sometimes I feel like the only one on earth who thinks that Cronenberg films are complete garbage.
    Except for The Fly. And I heard that Eastern Promises is good.

    (and I'll even give him the fact that his movies often have really cool ideas. but just poorly executed.)
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    OMG - Will Butler's list makes me wonder how I could've possible forgotten Doctor Strangelove! It hurts me, but drop Edward Scissorhands down to my runner's up list...

    Favourite horror? John Carpenter's The Thing, The Excorcist, The Shining, Ringu, and if horror comedy counts, Shaun of the Dead, Army of Darkness, Shadow of the Vampire.

    Favourite Comedies:
    Dr. Strangelove
    Death to Smoochy
    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
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    Withnail & I
    Duck Soup
    As Good As It Gets
    The Big Lebowski
    Life Of Brian
    Remember The Night
    The Americanisation of Emily
    Stardust Memories
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    Beat 'em up! And I totally forgot to put Bladerunner on my first one. D'oh!

    Drunken Master*the first one*
    Enter The Dragon
    Road House
    Starship Troopers *blow 'em up?*

    Also, where would you place Oldboy? Revenge? Mindfuck?
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    Glad to see some Marx Brothers love Immaterial.
    They are my heroes.
  3.  (108.9)
    Oh snap, Altered States totally belongs in my absolute top ten. Bye bye, His Girl Friday. And yes, a director's cut of Exorcist III would be great, but Morgan Creek already completely misunderstood what Blatty was trying to do and I don't think they're ever gonna come around on that. At least we'll always have that great monologue about the fish swimming back and forth.

    JaredRules, oddly enough, while Cronenberg is my favourite living director, Eastern Promises left me cold. A huge disappointment with one great ball-flinging fight scene. The rest of the movie plays out like a variation on A History of Violence without the focus. It might be the first Cronenberg film I've seen that I didn't love.
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    I'm gonna go the "if I can only own 10 movies" route, since I can't really choose one genre.

    Series 7: The Contenders
    SLC Punk
    Almost Famous
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit
    Millennium Actress
    Kikujiro (which I was surprised someone already mentioned!)
    Shaun of the Dead
    Watership Down
    The Godfather
    Terminator 2 (there's my guilty pleasure; I've loved it--cheese and all--since I was a kid)

    I could watch all 10 of those over again for the rest of my life and be reasonably content.
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    Hmm, ok, off the top of my noggin:

    -Harold and Maude
    -Battle Royale
    -Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    -The Straight Story
    -Ichi The Killer
    -American Beauty
    -Take Care of My Cat

    There's a few that could go either way between them and another film, but I doubt I could settle on a final choice, so this ten will do.
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    Dolls was one of the prettiest movies I've ever seen.
      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007 edited
    I can never do a Top Ten Movies that stays the same one week to the next!
    They do all tend to include what I call 'Grail Movies' - films that provoke in me an almost mystical sensation, and/or have some element of multiple reality/magic - flicks that Mason Lang of The Invisibles would rave over.

    Ones that usually stay on the list are:

    Altered States -- which I think oddly is Ken Russell's most restrained film!
    Dark City --for my money the best of the 'your reality isn't real' flicks of the late 1990s, which included such fine fare as Pleasantville, The Truman Show, The Thirteenth Floor and some obscure arthouse piece called The Matrix
    The Holy Mountain
    Batman - Mask of the Phantasm -- which I still rate slightly above Batman Begins (and you can watch in a double bill with Run Lola Run and be done before most modern movies end!)
    The Fountain - which I adore despite the flaws.

    I note that many of these films work so well for me through the music as any other part - from the late Shirley Walker's definitive Batman score to the Clint Mansell/Kronos Quartet/Mogwai combo that did The Fountain (and made the soundtrack album which immediately made my 'music to have wild transcendent sex to' list... which might be another amusing thread!)
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    1. The fountain
    2. Requiem for a dream
    3. Fight Club
    4. Lost in translation
    5. Alien 3 (yes!!!)
    6. Pi ( I love Aronofsky, so sue me)
    7. Miami Vice
    8. Collateral
    9. Braindead (the Peter Jackson one)
    10. Calvaire ( by Fabrice DuWelz)
  6.  (108.15)
    Dolls was one of the prettiest movies I've ever seen.

    Gorgeous, no? I could watch it with the sound off and just be mesmerised.

    I love Aronofsky, so sue me

    I didn't realise it was bad to like it? I thought he was generally quite popular.
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    The Usual Suspects
    The Pigeon Egg Strategy (good luck in finding this one)
    Dr. Strangelove
    Hugo Pool
    Goodnight, and good luck
    Two Days in the Valley
    City Lights
    The Great Dictator
    Doctor Zhivago
    Casino Royale (someone finally figured out how to make a Bond movie.)
      CommentAuthorJohn Smith
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    Off the top of my head, in no order.

    Lost in Translation
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Superman: The Movie
    The Departed
    Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan
    Leon: the Professional
    UHF, perhaps the most underrated movie of the 1980s.
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    To the Zoo with this.
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    1. Evil Dead II
    2. Army of Darkness
    3. Fight Club
    4. Ghostbusters
    5. The Wall
    6. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    7. Clerks
    8. Pulp Fiction
    9. Desperado
    10. The Boondock Saints
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2007
    @Exploder/immaterial which cut of Blade Runner?
    I haven't seen the newest one yet but some argue that unicorn is really important...I haven't thought about it enoough.

    I love Aronofsky, so sue me

    I didn't realise it was bad to like it? I thought he was generally quite popular.

    Not popular enough with most people that one has his entire catalog on your top ten list.
    (I love The Fountain though, bald wolverine is awesome. and the movie is stunning visually, I've meant to look up how they did the effects, I know they're all non-digital though yes?)

    Hmm. here's a quick list.

    1. Jurassic Park
    (my favorite movie of all time. I can't quite quote the whole thing but I can usually stay about 15 seconds ahead of the dialog.)

    9 others in no particular order:
    Life Aquatic,
    Lost in Translation,
    Seven Samurai,
    The Fountain,
    Stranger Than Fiction,
    Children of Men,
    Inland Empire,

    I have to see it again but I think No Country For Old Men will now have to find a way to fit into that list somehow. That and Children of Men are neck and neck for best movie I've seen this year.

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