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What is the most essential Film you have yet to see?

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Red7 wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:41 am I think Come and See is probably the #1 most acclaimed thing I haven't seen yet.
well that's a fitting title if I ever heard one. what other movie would tell you to watch it? only Look!, i guess (also 9/10 for me)
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Armoreska wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:50 am
Red7 wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:41 am I think Come and See is probably the #1 most acclaimed thing I haven't seen yet.
well that's a fitting title if I ever heard one. what other movie would tell you to watch it? only Look!, i guess (also 9/10 for me)
Kind of a stretch, but Watchmen at least has "watch" right there in the title. :lol:
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Armoreska wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:50 am
Red7 wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:41 am I think Come and See is probably the #1 most acclaimed thing I haven't seen yet.
well that's a fitting title if I ever heard one. what other movie would tell you to watch it? only Look!, i guess (also 9/10 for me)
And years later, when he finally watches it, the film will be like:

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(Disclaimer: I don't like this film at all.)
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Torgo wrote: March 26th, 2021, 1:07 am
Armoreska wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:50 am
Red7 wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:41 am I think Come and See is probably the #1 most acclaimed thing I haven't seen yet.
well that's a fitting title if I ever heard one. what other movie would tell you to watch it? only Look!, i guess (also 9/10 for me)
And years later, when he finally watches it, the film will be like:

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(Disclaimer: I don't like this film at all.)
There's a sequel, and it can fuck itself for not having the decency to be called Now You Don't.
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Red7 wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:41 am I think Come and See is probably the #1 most acclaimed thing I haven't seen yet.
so, Go and Watch - and welcome to the forum! :)
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Red7 wrote: March 26th, 2021, 12:41 am I think Come and See is probably the #1 most acclaimed thing I haven't seen yet.
It's both the most depressing and best movie I have ever seen.
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Instead of just listing my 10 most checked or most listed films, I'll do something a bit different.

Fergenaprido's Most Missing Essentials

Silent Era
The Birth of a Nation (1915), Greed (1924), Wings (1927), Nibelungen 1 & 2 (1924), Fantômas serial (1913-1914)

Classic Hollywood
Gone with the Wind (1939), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), The Ten Commandments (1956), Written on the Wind (1956), A Man for All Seasons (1966)

New Hollywood
The Godfather I & II (1972 & 1974), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Goodfellas (1990), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Hoop Dreams (1994)

20th Century Non-English
8 1/2 (1963), The Human Condition trilogy (1959-1960), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Three Colours: Blue & White (1993-1994), Close Up (1990)

21st Century
Yi yi (2000), There Will Be Blood (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), Oldboy (2003), Roma (2018)

Genre Cinema
The Exorcist (1973), Suspiria (1977), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), The Jazz Singer (1927), Querelle (1982)

I just finished Close Encounters of the Third Kind tonight, which would have made this list otherwise. I'll probably watch Querelle tomorrow. Don't know if/when I'll get to the others.

But yeah, these feel like the biggest/most important/most influential/most essential/most discussed films in each category that I haven't yet seen. And yes, the categories are somewhat arbitrary.
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Querelle is certainly not broad appeal. I had a hard time thru it.
he or A. or Armo or any

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currently working towards a vegan/free world + thru such film lists: GODARD, r/antinatalism recommends,..
the rest
ANARCHISTS, ANIMAL RIGHTS, Assisted suicide, Existential films, SOCIALIST CINEMA (an amalgamation of lists), Feminist lists, various GSSRM lists (aka LGBTQ+), 2010s bests, Visual Effects nominees, kid-related stuff, great animes (mini-serie or feature), very 80s movies, mah huge sci-fi list, ENVIRO, remarkable Silent Films and Pre-Code (exploring 1925 atm) and every shorts and docu list I'm aware of and
/forum.icmforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1434
and "Gordon" Liu Chia-Hui/Liu Chia-Liang and Yuen Woo-ping and "Sammo" Hung Kam-bo
imaginary awards | youtube channels | complaint lounge | explain how big a fan of slavery you are here, ..viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1535 and here: ..viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4484
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Armoreska wrote: March 27th, 2021, 7:41 am Querelle is certainly not broad appeal. I had a hard time thru it.
That's why it's in the genre cinema section :P

It's the queer film on the most queer lists tracked that I have yet to see, followed closely by The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and Pink Flamingos. Plus, it's Fassbinder, which makes it feel even more essential to me.
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