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Robyn

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on: May 23, 2019, 08:06:13 PM
Let me see your lists!

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Reply #1 on: May 23, 2019, 09:06:41 PM
100ish

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3 Women
45 Years
Ace in the Hole
Alien
Aliens
All That Heaven Allows
Another Woman
Apocalypse Now
Artificial Intelligence
Bad Lieutenant
Bad Timing
Badlands
Barry Lyndon
Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
Bigger Than Life
Bitter Moon
Blade Runner
Blonde Venus
Boogie Nights
Buffalo ’66
Casino
Cat People
Chinatown
Coming Home
The Conversation
Crash (1996)
Days of Heaven
Dead Ringers
Dog Day Afternoon
Double Indemnity
Election
Eyes Wide Shut
A Face in the Crowd
Fear X
First Reformed
Full Metal Jacket
Ghost World
Gilda
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Goodfellas
Happiness
Heat
Husbands and Wives
In A Lonely Place
Inherent Vice
Jackie Brown
The Killing
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
The Lady from Shanghai
Love Streams
Macbeth (Polanski)
Magnolia
Margaret
The Matrix
A Matter of Life and Death
Midnight Cowboy
Mildred Pierce
Morocco
Mr. Arkadin
Mulholland Drive
Naked
Naked Lunch
Network
The Night of the Hunter
Opening Night
Ordinary People
The Passenger
Paths of Glory
Phantom Thread
Poltergeist
Psycho
The Red Shoes
Ride Lonesome
Robocop
Rosemary’s Baby
Safe
The Servant
Sex, Lies, & Videotape
The Shining
Short Cuts
The Silence of the Lambs
Sunrise
Sunset Blvd.
The Squid and the Whale
Straight Time
Sweet Smell of Success
The Talented Mr. Ripley
There's Always Tomorrow
The Thing
Taxi Driver
Terminator 2
There Will Be Blood
Videodrome
Who’s Afraid of Virgnia Woolf?
Written on the Wind

A nos amours
Angst
Blue
Breaking the Waves
Coeur Fidele
The Dekalog
Force Majeure
Funny Games
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Phoenix
The Piano Teacher
Possession
The Pusher Trilogy
Rebels of the Neon God
Revanche
Scenes from a Marriage
The Silence
The Tenant
The Terrorizers
The Vanishing
We Won’t Grow Old Together


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Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 09:49:48 PM
That's a great list!

I hate to post this lists, because I'll probably regret half of these picks in a year.

But since I started the thread, my top-100 as of 24/05/2019:
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Possession
Taxi Driver
The Cruise
House of Tolerance
Morvern Callar
Carol
Loves of a Blonde
The Act of Killing
Burning
Syndromes and a Century
My Neighbor Totoro
Bande à Part
Contempt
Solaris
A Special Day
Cries & Whispers
Love Exposure
Suspiria
Eyes Wide Shut
Bonnie & Clyde
Blue Is The Warmest Color
Pulp Fiction
Death Proof
Dogville
Antichrist
The Idiots
Melancholia
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Chungking Express
McCabe & Mrs.Miller
The Lovers on the Bridge
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
Rebecca
Through A Glass Darkly
Carrie
Personal Shopper
Naked
Leaving Las Vegas
All the Colors of the Dark
The Warriors
Rebel Without a Cause
Se7en
Weekend
Children of Men
Glengarry Glen Ross
Enter The Void
The Man Who Sleeps
Valerie & Her Week of Wonders
Fucking Åmål
Mystery Train
Sånger Från Andra Våningen
Kicking & Screaming
Paris, Texas
The Panic In Needle Park
You Can Count On Me
Akira
The Apartment
Watership Down
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Lost in Translation
A Woman Under the Influence
The Great Silence
The Night Of The Hunter
The Mother and The Whore
Ordet
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Battle Royale
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apocalypse Now
Buffalo 66'
Heat
L'Eclisse
Network
A Zed & Two Noughts
The Silence of the Lambs
Planet of the Apes
The Duke of Burgundy
Your Name
Ghost in the Shell
Persona
Blue Valentine
Blue Velvet
Rosemary’s Baby
The Celebration
My Own Private Idaho
Bad Lieutenant
Hackers
Fitzcarraldo
Barbarella
Julien-Donkey Boy
La Haine
There Will Be Blood
The Master
Punch-Drunk Love
Subway
The Thing
Donnie Darko
Happiness
The Princess & The Warrior
Blade Runner
Rumble Fish
Sucker Punch
The Fly


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Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 09:57:14 AM
You people...are my people.

Today's Top 100!!!! In no particular order, save the first few.

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Love Streams
It Happened One Night
Dogville
The Third Man
Something Wild
The Master
Touch of Evil
Trouble Every Day
Barry Lyndon
News From Home
Stroszek
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Birth
Buffalo '66
Vertigo
2001: A Space Odyssey
His Girl Friday
Phantom Thread
Andrei Rublev
Goodfellas
Primer
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Blow Out
Pick-up On South Street
Magnolia
The Long Goodbye
Paper Moon
Mikey & Nicky
Rear Window
Renaldo & Clara
It's a Wonderful Life
Possession
Modern Romance
Le Samourai
Artificial Intelligence: A.I.
Husbands and Wives
Nashville
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Original Cut)
Adaptation
The Brown Bunny
Antichrist
John Carpenter's The Thing
35 Shots of Rum
Jackie Brown
The Last Waltz
Taxi Driver
Veronika Voss
The Road... to God Knows Where
Boogie Nights
Dressed to Kill
Jaws
Husbands
Pauline at the Beach
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Punch-Drunk Love
Walkabout
Don't Look Back
Crimes & Misdemeanors
Thief
A Woman Under the Influence
Mulholland Drive
Golden Exits
The Godfather
Wings of Desire
Down By Law
Gummo
Bridge of Spies
Post Tenebras Lux
There Will Be Blood
Naked
The Sweet Smell of Success
My Life to Live
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Ladies' Man
Manhunter
Out of the Blue
Portrait of Jennie
Badlands
Double Indemnity
No Country For Old Men
Titticut Follies
Inherent Vice
Make Way For Tomorrow
Citizen Kane
Margaret
Breaking the Waves
Terms of Endearment
Some Came Running
Radio Days
The Last Picture Show
The Match Factory Girl
The Silence of the Lambs
Hotel Monterey
Days of Heaven
Ed Wood
Duck Soup
The Funeral
River's Edge
La Salamandre


Bit of a pale sausage fest innit?

If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #4 on: May 24, 2019, 12:06:09 PM
100ish

Apocalypse Now
Barry Lyndon
Boogie Nights
Chinatown
The Conversation
Dog Day Afternoon
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
Goodfellas
Jackie Brown
Magnolia
Midnight Cowboy
Network
Paths of Glory
Phantom Thread
Poltergeist
Psycho
Rosemary’s Baby
The Silence of the Lambs
Sunset Blvd.
There Will Be Blood


Yes, an excellent list.  (I quoted the films you mention that are particular favorites of mine.)  I just noticed there's no Pulp Fiction...
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Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 12:35:01 PM
i'd need some time to rack my brain, but one that i'd definitely include would be The Other Guys. michael keaton rules the roost, particularly when ferrel bursts into his office declaring, "gator needs his gat you punk ass bitch", without having done anything to earn back said gat, and keaton, too distracted on the phone with his second job at bed bath and beyond to put up an argument, just nonchalantly hands it over, may be as good as comedy gets.


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Reply #6 on: May 24, 2019, 01:22:25 PM
It's funny how Margaret is the only Lonergan on your lists. I didn't get that one at all. What were I missing out on?

Maybe I watched the wrong cut. I don't remember.

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Love Streams
It Happened One Night
Dogville
The Third Man
Something Wild
The Master
Touch of Evil
Trouble Every Day
Barry Lyndon
News From Home
Stroszek
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Birth
Buffalo '66
Vertigo
2001: A Space Odyssey
His Girl Friday
Phantom Thread
Andrei Rublev
Goodfellas
Primer
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Blow Out
Pick-up On South Street
Magnolia
The Long Goodbye
Paper Moon
Mikey & Nicky
Rear Window
Renaldo & Clara
It's a Wonderful Life
Possession
Modern Romance
Le Samourai
Artificial Intelligence: A.I.
Husbands and Wives
Nashville
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Original Cut)
Adaptation
The Brown Bunny
Antichrist
John Carpenter's The Thing
35 Shots of Rum
Jackie Brown
The Last Waltz
Taxi Driver
Veronika Voss
The Road... to God Knows Where
Boogie Nights
Dressed to Kill
Jaws
Husbands
Pauline at the Beach
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Punch-Drunk Love
Walkabout
Don't Look Back
Crimes & Misdemeanors
Thief
A Woman Under the Influence
Mulholland Drive
Golden Exits
The Godfather
Wings of Desire
Down By Law
Gummo
Bridge of Spies
Post Tenebras Lux
There Will Be Blood
Naked
The Sweet Smell of Success
My Life to Live
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Ladies' Man
Manhunter
Out of the Blue
Portrait of Jennie
Badlands
Double Indemnity
No Country For Old Men
Titticut Follies
Inherent Vice
Make Way For Tomorrow
Citizen Kane
Margaret
Breaking the Waves
Terms of Endearment
Some Came Running
Radio Days
The Last Picture Show
The Match Factory Girl
The Silence of the Lambs
Hotel Monterey
Days of Heaven
Ed Wood
Duck Soup
The Funeral
River's Edge
La Salamandre


Lot's of things here that I need to watch! Thank you for sharing it.


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Reply #7 on: May 24, 2019, 07:03:03 PM
have given this "serious consideration" and have decided that i can't speak for movies that i haven't rewatched in the past five or six years, since they're not fresh in my mind and how can i really say anymore. i think The Godfather is a fantastic example of this. it seems absurd to me to not include The Godfather, but i haven't watched it recently enough to say quite how much i like it, hmm. therefore this is just a list of movies i've seen recently enough to want to include them on a list of my tops

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Chungking Express
Crash (1996)
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Goodbye Solo
Sans Soleil
Unknown Pleasures
Mala Noche
La Vie de Bohème
Dracula
Naked Lunch
Fantastic Planet
Exotica
Where the Day Takes You
Slacker
Close-Up
So This Is Paris
The Crowd
Escape from Dartmoor
Welcome Mr. Marshall!
everything by Keisuke Kinoshita
Melvin and Howard
Judex
La main du diable
Carnival of Souls
Stormy Weather
Shadows in Paradise
Amarcord
George Washington
Badlands
Taxi Driver
River's Edge
Watership Down
A Special Day
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Local Hero
Shadows
Ugly, Dirty and Bad
Seven Beauties
Nothing But a Man
Suntan
Taipei Story
The Only Son
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
The Decline of Western Civilization Part III
El Sur
Long Day's Journey Into Night
A Street of Love and Hope
Mean Streets
It's Always Fair Weather
Yankee Doodle Dandy
King of New York
Shirkers
Heart of a Dog
Dead Alive
Zelig
Friday



not in any specific order and all they have in common is i could explain myself right now but really i'm not in that kind of mood btw


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Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 08:38:51 PM
Every film mentioned in this thread:
https://letterboxd.com/helsings/list/xixaxs-favorite-films/by/name/

I'll add the future top 100 lists too!


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Reply #9 on: May 24, 2019, 09:01:53 PM
Every film mentioned in this thread:
https://letterboxd.com/helsings/list/xixaxs-favorite-films/by/name/

I'll add the future top 100 lists too!

That's one goddamn helluva list.
If I could move the night I would
And I would turn the world around if I could
There's nothing wrong with loving something you can't hold in your hand
You're sitting on the edge of the bed, smoking and shaking your head
Well there's nothing wrong with loving things that cannot even stand
Well there goes your moony man
With his suitcase in his hand
Every road is lined with animals
That rise from their blood and walk
Well the moon won't get a wink of sleep
If I stay all night and talk


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Reply #10 on: May 24, 2019, 09:20:19 PM
You people...are my people.

Hah, I thought the same thing with those 2 posts.

I do recall a couple of years ago, we considered making our own guides or introductory lists so people who stumble upon this site have a good resource to use. It would be neat if we gave that a shot, maybe a top 100, encompassing the whole canon but limit it to one film per director for variety or we have a best of each decade list, or a best of horror, that sort of stuff etc
Good job with the letterboxd list.


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Reply #11 on: May 24, 2019, 10:17:39 PM
Every film mentioned in this thread:
https://letterboxd.com/helsings/list/xixaxs-favorite-films/by/name/

I'll add the future top 100 lists too!

This is great!


I do recall a couple of years ago, we considered making our own guides or introductory lists so people who stumble upon this site have a good resource to use. It would be neat if we gave that a shot

I had started something similar, utilizing Xixax’s ‘Best of the Decade’ threads (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s). Just completed a letterboxd list for the documentaries one. The others are private until done.

Also have a list of recommended documentaries about making movies here.


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Reply #12 on: May 25, 2019, 10:54:50 AM
You people...are my people.

Hah, I thought the same thing with those 2 posts.

I do recall a couple of years ago, we considered making our own guides or introductory lists so people who stumble upon this site have a good resource to use. It would be neat if we gave that a shot, maybe a top 100, encompassing the whole canon but limit it to one film per director for variety or we have a best of each decade list, or a best of horror, that sort of stuff etc
Good job with the letterboxd list.

Yeah, that would be cool! How do we make that?
Maybe early David Gordon Green and Atom Egoyan would be included on that list. What else are more popular here?

I had started something similar, utilizing Xixax’s ‘Best of the Decade’ threads (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s). Just completed a letterboxd list for the documentaries one. The others are private until done.

Also have a list of recommended documentaries about making movies here.

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Reply #13 on: May 25, 2019, 09:40:24 PM
I had started something similar, utilizing Xixax’s ‘Best of the Decade’ threads (50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s). Just completed a letterboxd list for the documentaries one. The others are private until done.

Also have a list of recommended documentaries about making movies here.
Good stuff.


Yeah, that would be cool! How do we make that?
Maybe early David Gordon Green and Atom Egoyan would be included on that list. What else are more popular here?

I suppose informal voting via discussion in threads. There are givens that would be expected by everyone e.g Seven Samurai, 2001, Lawrence of Arabia and then we could select/veto the others (we could veto the givens if need be) by posting in a thread. We would have to determine the purpose of each least- is it best overall, best for beginners or best with reference to variety. We could even forego the givens if we wanted to make a top 100 that is distinctly characteristic of this particular forum and separates it from the dozens of near identical top 100s on the internet, which would be cool.
We could use do a one film per director, to ensure greater variety but it would make things a lot trickier- which PTA film would we pick, Chungking Express vs In the Mood For Love and so on (the answer is Chungking Express btw).

e.g
Top 100 canon
Top 100 for beginners 
Top 100 Xixax specific 
1/2/3 unique films per user list (could result in something really interesting)
Top 100 non-english
Top 100 1 film per director

Whatever we have the energy to do. A lot of these could be redundant. The number 100 is arbitrary.