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My Most Favorite Films
07-04-2013, 05:13 PM (This post was last modified: 07-17-2013 03:26 PM by AliShibaz.)
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My Most Favorite Films
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I would like to tell you about my most favorite films of all.

Like Heslopian, Film Noir is one of my favorite genres and I've discovered some excellent films in that group includng:

Mystery Street, Double Indemnity, Farewell My Lovely, Impact, Kansas City Confidential, LA Confidential, Lady In The Lake, Murder My Sweet, Psycho, Saboteur, The Big Steal, The Little Foxes and White Heat.

The following films are sorted alphabetically and I will update this list periodically to keep it current.

The following films are all rated by IMDB. They are given a numerical value from 0 to 10. I have found fims rated 7.0 or above are usually good while those rated below 7.0 are usually not so good.

1957 12 Angry Men
1995 12 Monkeys
1941 49th Parallel
1996 A Time To Kill
1942 Across The Pacific
1959 Ben Hur
2001 Blow
2000 Boiler Room
1997 Boogie Nights
1984 Broadway Danny Rose
1995 Casino
1973 Charley Varrick
1989 Coming Home
2009 Crossing Over
1990 Dances With Wolves
1981 Das Boot
1999 Deterrence
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
2012 Django Unchained
1944 Double Indemnity
1999 Double Jeopardy
1964 Dr. Strangelove
1992 Dracula
2010 Due Date
1994 Dumb & Dumber
2006 Earthlings 2006
1996 Everyone Says I Love You
1975 Farewell My Lovely
1996 Fargo
1972 Frenzy
1987 Full Metal Jacket
2011 George Harrison Living In The Material World Part I
2011 George Harrison Living In The Material World Part II
1997 Good Will Hunting
1995 Heat
2001 Heist
2011 His Way
1949 Impact
1965 In Harm's Way
1993 In The Line Of Fire
2001 In Time
1985 Jagged Edge
2001 K PAX
1952 Kansas City Confidential
2005 King Kong
1997 LA Confidential
1947 Lady In The Lake
1962 Lawrence Of Arabia
1989 Match Point
1997 Men In Black
1993 Menace II Society
2009 Mesrine I
2009 Mesrine II
2001 Monsters Inc
1944 Murder My Sweet
1992 My Cousin Vinny
1950 Mystery Street
2001 Oceans 11
1992 One False Move
2011 One Life
1998 Out Of Sight
1995 Outbreak
2012 Project X
1960 Psycho
2000 Remember The Titans
1999 Ride With The Devil
1993 Rising Sun
2001 Rock Star
1998 Rounders
1942 Saboteur
1954 Sabrina
1998 Saving Private Ryan
1993 Schlindler's List
2000 Small Time Crooks
1960 Spartacus
1995 Species
1953 Stalag 17
2011 Steve Jobs The Lost Interview
1978 Straight Time
2009 The Agony & Ecstasy Of Phil Spector
1960 The Apartment
1949 The Big Steal
2009 The Blind Side
1957 The Bridge On The River Kwai
1954 The Caine Mutiny
1997 The Devil's Advocate
1976 The Eagle Has Landed
2005 The Family Stone
1997 The Fifth Element
1942 The Glass Key 1942
1972 The Godfather
1974 The Godfather P2
1963 The Great Escape
1961 The Guns of Navarone
2009 The Hangover
1997 The Jackal
1946 The Killers
1956 The Killing
2003 The Last Samurai
1941 The Little Foxes
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
1980 The Long Riders
1941 The Maltese Falcon
2000 The Patriot
1994 The Shawshank Redemption
1998 The Siege
1956 The Ten Commandments
1948 The Treasure Of Sierra Madre
1995 The Usual Suspects
1998 There's Something About Mary
1998 Thursday
1995 To Die For
1982 Tootsie
2001 Training Day
2010 Unstoppable
1998 US Marshalls
2008 Vicky Christina Barcelona
1993 What's Love Got To Do With It
2008 What Doesn't Kill You
1949 White Heat
1998 Wild Things
2009 Zombieland
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07-05-2013, 07:09 AM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2013 07:10 AM by heslopian.)
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
Thank you for this recommendation, Ali. I'll see if I can find it, as it sounds like the kind of film I'd love. Have you ever seen Detour*? It's a strange hour-long noir from 1945 about a guy who picks up a hitchhiking femme fatale. It's deeply flawed (scratches on the print, abrupt cuts) but that somehow adds to its creepy, mysterious appeal.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detour_(1945_film)

I always arrange films alphabetically. Don't ever trust online user reviews. Some of the crappiest films ever have come highly recommended by internet ratings. I still can't get over the fact that Sex Lives of the Potato Men scored 4/5 on AmazonBig Grin
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07-05-2013, 11:49 AM (This post was last modified: 07-17-2013 10:53 PM by AliShibaz.)
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My Favorite Films
(07-05-2013 07:09 AM)heslopian Wrote:  * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detour_(1945_film)

I always arrange films alphabetically. Don't ever trust online user reviews. Some of the crappiest films ever have come highly recommended by internet ratings. I still can't get over the fact that Sex Lives of the Potato Men scored 4/5 on AmazonBig Grin

You make some real good points, Heslopian. I thank you.

I will arrange the films alphbetically. That is good advice. But I will include the year as the first four digits so that people who want to sort the list chronologically will have little trouble to do so.
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07-05-2013, 03:21 PM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2013 03:24 PM by heslopian.)
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
(07-05-2013 11:49 AM)AliShibaz Wrote:  But I will include the year as the first four digits so that people who want to sort the list chronologically will have little trouble to do so.

That's a great ideaSmile

(07-05-2013 11:49 AM)AliShibaz Wrote:  I did see Detour. I'm sorry. But I guess I didn't like it as much as you did. I think the reason was that in order for me to like a film, if it includes a female romantic interest, I have to find her attractive. But I didn't find that one to be very attractive. She always came across as needing to wash her face. Also, the film just didn't seem very believable to me. If I'm not mistaken, the male lead is driving along a highway and stops to pick up a female hitchhiker who then takes control of his life. It just didn't seem very believable. But I did watch the whole film.

I can't argue with any of your points because I agree with them. It is unbelievable and Ann Savage is a shrill horror. She's not so much a femme fatale as just a fataleBig Grin But I like Detour because of those flaws and others, weirdly. I almost suspect that, because the film is narrated by Tom Neal, what we see isn't quite what happened, that maybe he's exaggerating Savage's nastiness and dominance to help him cope with what happens throughout the story.
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07-05-2013, 07:09 PM
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
My ten favourite films, in no particular order:

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084726/
Hairspray - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095270/
The Exorcist - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056687/
Near Dark - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093605/
The Dollars trilogy - http://www.imdb.com/list/uDsUshqOS18/
Crimes and Misdemeanors - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097123/
Aliens - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/
The Thing - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084787/
The Star Wars trilogy - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/ - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080684/ - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086190/
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07-05-2013, 09:28 PM (This post was last modified: 07-05-2013 09:30 PM by AliShibaz.)
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
Hmmm .... Near Dark and The Thing both look like pretty good. I think I will watch them soon.

I know many of the others but will try to watch some of them again because it's been a long time since I last saw them.

Thanks very much for posting them.
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07-05-2013, 09:35 PM (This post was last modified: 07-06-2013 10:00 AM by heslopian.)
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
Thank you for this threadSmile Your opening post is a pretty exhaustive list of movies, which I'll enjoy picking through. I was tempted to put Melinda and Melinda on my list, if only because it's a perfect Woody Allen film which is sorely underrated, in my opinion.
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07-05-2013, 10:58 PM (This post was last modified: 07-17-2013 10:54 PM by AliShibaz.)
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
(07-05-2013 09:35 PM)heslopian Wrote:  Thank you for this threadSmile Your opening post is a pretty exhaustive list of movies, which I'll enjoy picking through. I was tempted to put Miranda and Miranda on my list, if only because it's a perfect Woody Allen film which is sorely underrated, in my opinion.

You are correct. I completely forgot about that one.


Damn! This thread is now too long. I had no idea there was a limit on the size of a thread in this forum.

Or maybe it's the size of an individual post. But the limit is around 64K.
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07-06-2013, 10:01 AM
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RE: My Most Favorite Films
I just realised that I put Miranda and Miranda when it was Melinda and MelindaBig Grin Edited now.
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