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Old 04-13-2016   #1
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Topic Nominated Favorite Movies

We have a 'favorite horror movies' thread, but how about one regardless of genre. I limited my list to a dozen. (I'll probably add more later)

My favorite movies:

Taxi Driver
Ex Machina
Apocalypse Now
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Godfather I & II
Goodfellas
Drugstore Cowboy
Dr. Strangelove
A Clockwork Orange
City Lights
Annie Hall

Centipede Press has been doing this for a while. I got this in an e-mail a couple of days ago. Our good friend. H.O.M. !

Here is Harry O. Morris’s list of favorite movies!

1. Eraserhead
2. The Tenant
3. Suspiria
4. Daughter of Horror trilogy
5. The Head
6. A Bucket of Blood
7. The Man Who Could Cheat Death
8. Pandor and the Flying Dutchman
9. The Brainiac
10. Black Sunday (Barbara Steele)
11. Mesa of Lost Women
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Re: Favorite Movies

My favorites (and a hard list to compile):

2001: A Space Odyssey
Antichrist
The Big Lebowski
Blue Velvet
Straw Dogs
Fargo
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Irreversible
The Saddest Music in the World

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Re: Favorite Movies

Ooo! A list!

The Big Lebowski
Being There
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Nicholas & Alexandria
Amadeus
No Country For Old Men
Looper
Das Boot
Eraserhead
Mulholland Drive
The Great Train Robbery
L.A. Confidential

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Re: Favorite Movies

Blue Velvet what a feast'

They were watching, out there past men's knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
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Re: Favorite Movies

Good idea, bendk.

I'm going try to limit my list to one film per director, but we'll see how that goes. Also, I'm sure some glaring omissions will become apparent to me later, so I'll be sure to update as necessary.

In no particular order other than how they come to mind:

It's Such a Beautiful Day - Don Hertzfeldt
Alien - Ridley Scott
Alien 3 (Assembly Cut) - David Fincher
Lunacy - Jan Švankmajer
Re-Animator - Stuart Gordon
Antichrist or Dancer in the Dark - Lars von Trier
Videodrome - David Cronenberg
Eraserhead or The Elephant Man - David Lynch
The Beyond or The House by the Cemetery - Lucio Fulci
There Will Be Blood - Paul Anderson
Requiem for a Dream - Darren Aronofsky
Reservoir Dogs - Quentin Tarantino
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - Terry Gilliam
The Theatre Bizarre - Various
Happiness - Todd Solondz
Lightning Bug - Robert Hall
The Funhouse - Tobe Hooper
Mystery Science Theater: The Movie - Jim Mallon
V/H/S - Various
The Evil Dead - Sam Raimi
Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Philip Kaufman
Charade - Stanley Donen
El Orfanato - J. A. Bayona
The Legend of Hell House - John Hough
House of Usher - Roger Corman

...and I'm drawing a blank.

I can't help but wonder what YellowJester's list might look like.

“All this buttoning and unbuttoning."
-- Anonymous, suicide note

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Re: Favorite TheMovies

David Lynch- Eraserhead, Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet
Brothers Quay - The Complete Short Films, Institute Benjamenta
Andrzej Zulawski - Possession
Werner Herzog - Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Stroszek, Nosferatu, Heart of Glass
Alain Resnais - Last Year at Marienbad
John Frankenheimer - Seconds
David Cronenberg - Videodrome, Existenz
Stanley Kubrick - Dr. Strangelove, The Shining
Tobe Hooper - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
George Romero - Dawn of the Dead, Martin
John Carpenter - In the Mouth of Madness, The Thing
Hideaki Anno - The End of Evangelion
Kiyoshi Kurosawa - Pulse
Shozin Fukui - 964 Pinocchio
Takashi Miike - Deadly Outlaw: Rekka, Gozu, Ichi the Killer
Katsuhiro Otomo - Akira
Roman Polanski - Chinatown, The Tenant
Peter Greenaway - The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Rainer Werner Fassbinder - Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
The Coen Bros. - Barton Fink, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man
Terry Gilliam - Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Quentin Tarantino - Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained
Steven Soderbergh - Kafka, The Limey, The Underneath
Wes Anderson - Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alex Proyas - Dark City
Christopher Nolan - Memento, The Dark Knight, Inception
Rian Johnson - Brick, Looper
Alfonso Cuaron - Children of Men
Dario Argento - Inferno
Lucio Fulci - The Beyond
Robert Harmon - The Hitcher

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Re: Favorite Movies

I always seem to name the same films, but anyway:

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Freaks (Tod Browning)
Ghost World
Withnail and I
Farewell My Concubine
Heavenly Creatures
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (seventies version)
Parents (dir. Bob Balaban)

No doubt there are others, but I can't think of them without straining at the moment. (I was pretty impressed with The Seventh Seal, for instance.)

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Re: Favorite Movies

Quote Originally Posted by qcrisp View Post
No doubt there are others, but I can't think of them without straining at the moment. (I was pretty impressed with The Seventh Seal, for instance.)
I re watched it recently (it was listed in the prayer for ninety cat's story - ha - I always think a thousand and have to check ) and although it is not my favourite it certainly felt natural and unflinchingly real

the knight - to a condemned witch says he seeks the devil or death - she replies with the instruction to look in her eyes

from the script -

KNIGHT I see fear in your eyes, an empty, numb fear. But nothing else.

He falls silent. The soldiers work at the stakes; their hammering echoes in the forest.

TYAN
No one, nothing, no one?

"Truly, your coquetry will not evoke
Any award that does not do it wrong;
Who of these mortal hearts can grasp the joke?
The charms of horror only suit the strong!"
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Re: Favorite Movies

Eraserhead
Pan's Labyrinth
Dr. Strangelove
Life of Brian
A Clockwork Orange
Dark City
Angel's Egg
Gojira
Citizen Kane
Antichrist
Un Chien andalou
The Holy Mountain
The Witch
Nosferatu
M
The Plague Dogs
Fantasia
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Rashomon
Akira
Kwaidan
Man Bites Dog
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
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Re: Favorite Movies

Alien/Aliens
The Producers (1968)
Hour of the Wolf
The Seventh Seal
Persona
Seven Samurai
Yojimbo
Last Year at Marienbad
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
The Draughtsman's Contract
Mulholland Drive
Blue Velvet
Eraserhead
Kung Fu Hustle
Shaolin Soccer
Amelie
Once Upon a Time in America (Director's Cut)
Psycho
Reanimator
Hellbound: Hellraiser 2
Cruising
Polyester
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Das Boot
Cure
The Ring
Hellboy
Drugstore Cowboy
The Conversation
My Dinner with Andre

There are too many to name
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