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What is your top 10 to watch by most official lists?

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Onderhond wrote: March 31st, 2021, 10:33 pm 15 list films are starting to pop up. Mostly interested in Hiroshima, Mon Amour.
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1.0*/5.0* - [21] Bringing Up Baby
1.5*/5.0* - [21] Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot
1.5*/5.0* - [22] A Matter of Life and Death
1.0*/5.0* - [20] Stagecoach
1.0*/5.0* - [20] Kind Hearts and Coronets
1.5*/5.0* - [20] La dolce vita
1.0*/5.0* - [20] Les enfants du paradis
0.5*/5.0* - [20] Greed
1.5*/5.0* - [20] Jules et Jim
1.5*/5.0* - [20] Nashville
1.5*/5.0* - [20] Peeping Tom
1.5*/5.0* - [22] Napoléon vu par Abel Gance
1.5*/5.0* - [19] Ace in the Hole
2.0*/5.0* - [19] If....
0.5*/5.0* - [19] Johnny Guitar
1.0*/5.0* - [19] Kiss Me Deadly
1.5*/5.0* - [18] McCabe & Mrs. Miller
1.0*/5.0* - [19] Nights of Cabiria [Le notti di Cabiria]
1.5*/5.0* - [19] Close-Up [Nema-ye Nazdik]
1.5*/5.0* - [18] All That Jazz
1.5*/5.0* - [18] Blowup
1.0*/5.0* - [20] The Philadelphia Story
1.0*/5.0* - [19] Ivan the Terrible, Part I [Ivan Groznyy]
1.5*/5.0* - [19] Tootsie
1.5*/5.0* - [18] Great Expectations
0.5*/5.0* - [19] My Darling Clementine
2.5*/5.0* - [18] Harold and Maude
1.5*/5.0* - [19] The Lady Eve
0.5*/5.0* - [18] Shane
1.0*/5.0* - [18] Ninotchka
1.5*/5.0* - [17] Ultimo tango a Parigi
1.0*/5.0* - [17] The English Patient
1.0*/5.0* - [17] The Adventures of Robin Hood
1.5*/5.0* - [17] Doctor Zhivago
2.0*/5.0* - [18] My Fair Lady
3.5*/5.0* - [17] Daisies [Sedmikrásky]
2.0*/5.0* - [17] Z
1.5*/5.0* - [18] The World of Apu [Apur Sansar]
2.0*/5.0* - [17] Nanook of the North
1.5*/5.0* - [16] The Blue Angel [Der Blaue Engel]
1.0*/5.0* - [17] The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Les parapluies de Cherbourg]
2.0*/5.0* - [17] Army of Shadows [L'Armée des Ombres]
1.5*/5.0* - [16] Trouble in Paradise

Next up:
01. [18] The Crowd
02. [17] Day for Night [La Nuit Américaine]
03. [17] Orpheus [Orphée]
04. [16] Pandora's Box [Die Büchse der Pandora]
05. [16] Hiroshima, My Love [Hiroshima mon amour]
06. [16] Make Way for Tomorrow
07. [16] Mon Oncle
08. [16] Performance
09. [16] Rebel Without a Cause
10. [15] The Tin Drum [Die Blechtrommel]

+ 7 more [15 lists] films.
By all means, enjoy the weird creepiness of The Tin Drum... :blink:
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flavo5000 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 6:13 pm By all means, enjoy the weird creepiness of The Tin Drum... :blink:
We'll see! My trust in German cinema is quite low. One of the few big film countries that never yielded a personal favorite.
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kongs_speech wrote: March 1st, 2021, 3:58 pm Only 10 left on 30+ lists. I will finally be watching Oldboy this month.

01. [38] Lawrence of Arabia
02. [36] Singin' in the Rain
03. [34] Seven Samurai
04. [34] Some Like It Hot
05. [33] The General
06. [33] One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
07. [31] Pan's Labyrinth
08. [30] Gone with the Wind
09. [30] Modern Times
10. [30] Oldboy
I did not see Oldboy, so my list looks exactly the same.
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01. [38] Lawrence of Arabia
-> 228 min, come on!...plus I've bought Thomas E. Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" ages ago and I've always thought I'd like to read it before watching the film, which is even more dreadful timewise...

02. [33] The Wizard of Oz
-> I'm not into surrealistic stuff like Alice in Wonderland etc. so I don't think I could enjoy the tiniest bit of an old and corny film like this...

03. [30] Gone with the Wind
-> 238 min, (of romantico-melodramatic stuff!) come on!

04. [30] Goodfellas
-> 146 min, come on! plus I don't like any Scorsese movie (The Departed was OK though, but it's not even an original plot)

05. [29] The Bridge on the River Kwai
-> 161 min, again! come on David, you have to make the first step, I don't!

06. [29] La Grande Illusion
-> I have it on DVD but the sound is AWFUL and despite being a French speaker I couldn't understand a word they were saying...I'll have to watch this with subtitles some day but I'm procrastinating this one

07. [29] On the Waterfront
-> probably my next 20+ list movie to watch

08. [28] Alien
-> yeah, some day, when I'll convince my wife to watch it (I think I couldn't possibly like it if I watch it alone)

09. [28] It Happened One Night
-> meh, I feel like having seen one Capra is having seen every Capra

10. [27] King Kong
-> same meh feeling I have with The Wizard of Oz, it FEELS already outdated in my mind, not the last one of these 10 I'll check, but not too excited
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Poor pitch. Top 10 ain't going to change much for him. :lol:

I don't know, there are some wildly popular and important films on your list, I for one am naturally interested in those. I just couldn't imagine ignoring them for so many years. But hey, that grants you more time to focus on the things you really like. Also not too bad.
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Too many people who dislike long films. :o Plus too many people who dislike short films. :o This is probably why we don't have enough of either in our favorites list, and it's all boring 60-180 minute schlock.
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OldAle1 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 9:32 pm Too many people who dislike long films. :o Plus too many people who dislike short films. :o This is probably why we don't have enough of either in our favorites list, and it's all boring 60-180 minute schlock.
That's something I have been working on but I work 5-6 hours a day + following a degree to be Data Analyst which takes me 3-4 more hours a day. It's rare to have 3+ hours free at once.

I have been gifted the new 7-hour release of La Roue in January and I'm currently watching it but I can't do this in less than 4 separate parts (there are four discs), especially La Roue which is so heavy-handed and melodramatic (I mean, Abel Gance made the locomotive speak "Oh...Oui...Sisif!") The longest cuts are not always the best ones, I guess
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Not enough long films that spend their time wisely I'm afraid. Most of them are just a regular film and then that again.
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Onderhond wrote: April 1st, 2021, 8:13 pm
flavo5000 wrote: April 1st, 2021, 6:13 pm By all means, enjoy the weird creepiness of The Tin Drum... :blink:
We'll see! My trust in German cinema is quite low. One of the few big film countries that never yielded a personal favorite.
Oh, I didn't say it was a good kind of weird and creepy....
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Torgo wrote: April 1st, 2021, 9:28 pm Poor pitch. Top 10 ain't going to change much for him. :lol:

I don't know, there are some wildly popular and important films on your list, I for one am naturally interested in those. I just couldn't imagine ignoring them for so many years. But hey, that grants you more time to focus on the things you really like. Also not too bad.
Before joining iCM and its system of official lists, I never had the feeling that "The Wizard of Oz" or "Gone with the Wind" were such important movies, I mean not to the point that it would be super weird not to have seen them. Maybe that's a French bias, I don't know, they seem mostly important to the American culture but not to the world culture
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Wizard of Oz more so than Gone with the Wind I think. But maybe that's because as a kid I loved that Japanese cartoon version. But Oz seems more embedded in pop culture at least, also outside of the US. Gone with the Wind is just that film really.
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As of 4/1/21
La grande bellezza 2013— a.k.a. The Great Beauty, in 8 top lists
Être et avoir 2002— a.k.a. To Be and to Have, in 8 top lists
La hora de los hornos: Notas y testimonios... 1968 in 8 top lists
L'argent 1928, in 7 top lists
Milyang 2007— a.k.a. Secret Sunshine, in 8 top lists
Ningen no jôken 1959— a.k.a. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity, in 8 top lists
Nippon konchûki 1963— a.k.a. The Insect Woman, in 8 top lists
Prima della rivoluzione 1964— a.k.a. Before the Revolution, in 8 top lists
La roue 1923— a.k.a. The Wheel, in 8 top lists
Tiexi qu 2002— a.k.a. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, in 8 top lists
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"L'argent" (1928) is among the top handful of movies I want to see.
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