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best movie of all time must be Stalker
but it's not the movie I have watched the most... that still might be Breakfastclub after all those years... although the Matrix trilogy and the Big Lebowski are steadily catching up
als have great love for Resnais, Antonioni, Yoshida, Grandrieux, Tsukamoto and Duras
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beavis on Sep 15 2014, 11:11:49 AM wrote:best movie of all time must be Stalker
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I got this at #2. Gershwin has it in his top 3 as well, if I remember correctly.
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It's very hard to just choose one single movie, but "Planet of the Apes" (1968) may be my all time favourite!
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I have about six #1s that sort of tie most of the time. Today I'll give you three:

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Dolwphin on Sep 15 2014, 12:33:39 PM wrote:
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A list of favourites is to me different thing from the list of best films seen. The difference is in extent your emotions are aroused, though great cinematic achievements may be a key element that contributes.
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Different people have different approaches to that question. I make no separation myself.
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joachimt on Sep 15 2014, 12:01:32 PM wrote:
beavis on Sep 15 2014, 11:11:49 AM wrote:best movie of all time must be Stalker
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I got this at #2. Gershwin has it in his top 3 as well, if I remember correctly.
Right at #1, actually. :poshclap:
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Until approximately a year ago I would not have been able to really answer this question, but then I saw Ikiru and within thirty minutes I knew I was in love with this film and it just got better. I've seen a couple of Kurosawa's other films and while samurais are super cool the middle management employee is my favourite character of all time.

I've also considered getting that heart-wrenching song as my first tattoo.
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watchayakan on Nov 29 2014, 11:43:51 PM wrote:Until approximately a year ago I would not have been able to really answer this question, but then I saw Ikiru and within thirty minutes I knew I was in love with this film and it just got better. I've seen a couple of Kurosawa's other films and while samurais are super cool the middle management employee is my favourite character of all time.

I've also considered getting that heart-wrenching song as my first tattoo.
Great choice, IMO.
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Takashi Shimura :thumbsup:
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rather predictably, [2001: a space odyssey]. but the other three films i've given a 100 score to:

koyaanisqatsi (1982)
melancholia (2011)
the turin horse (2011)
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Does "favorite film" mean feature film? Because my favorite film of all time is Street of Crocodiles (~20 min).

Maybe my second favorite film is Breaking Bad (~50 hours).

Then there are a bunch of 1-4 hour films, but that time format sux so obsolete amirite....
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Currently my favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but my favorite movie is not a constant thing.
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beavis on Sep 15 2014, 11:11:49 AM wrote:best movie of all time must be Stalker
but it's not the movie I have watched the most... that still might be Breakfastclub after all those years... although the Matrix trilogy and the Big Lebowski are steadily catching up
als have great love for Resnais, Antonioni, Yoshida, Grandrieux, Tsukamoto and Duras
Well would you say that enjoyment of a movie is necessarily a huge factor in favourite movie? 'Cause I mean the movies I've watched the most in the past five years are The Muppets (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Wet Hot American Summer. I would hardly say these are my favourites, but they're just super fun to watch.
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I never know how to answer this. A lot of the time Heroic Purgatory by Yoshida is my conventional go-to favorite, but Few of Us by Bartas and A Comédia de Deus by Monteiro make kind of a "trinity".

But on the other hand, Colossal Youth holds a particularly special place for me. For a long time I wanted to become a director myself, and while I've drifted away from this dream I've always been in awe at the films of Costa because I don't think any other director has come closer to making the kinds of films I always dreamed of making myself than Costa, especially in Colossal Youth, and because of that it's hard not to consider him a special figure.

But as for what I've watched the most times? I dunno… probably Gummo which I've seen about 17 times. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky and Possession are also incredibly close.
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In no particular order,

Star Wars: Episode 1, Troy (with Brad Pitt & Orlando Bloom), and Kingdom of Heaven.

I know I have weird tastes. And I'm sure you can tell me about 100 better movies than those three, but it is what it is.
I've seen each of those movies a million times and more! I just love them. I can't explain.
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (extended editions of course) I'd pick Return of the King if I had to choose one.

I've loved these films since I was a child (as evidenced by my very thoughtful AIM sn: lotrluvr72). I was part of a LotR Neopets guild (haha...) And I've done 3 marathons of these movies with friends, making it an annual event.

Think it'll always be my favorite, since it's tied to many fond memories (:
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Cidade de Deus

I literally didn't see any movies for almost a year afterwards, as nothing could top it.
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My top five move around quite a bit, but there is one that consistently remains in the first two slots, so that's usually my go-to answer: Lawrence of Arabia.

The other two movies that sometimes make the top spot: Casablanca and Children of Men.
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Road to Perdition
Harold and Maude
Bicycle Thieves
On the Waterfront

Those are pretty stable, after that, it gets rather murky. Right now, my favorites list has Fanny and Alexander next, followed by Human Condition Part 1.
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Hunziker on May 30 2016, 08:28:14 PM wrote:My top five move around quite a bit, but there is one that consistently remains in the first two slots, so that's usually my go-to answer: Lawrence of Arabia.
I really need to rewatch it. I rated it 8/10, but it's been about 15 years......
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1. Breathless
2. Planet of the Apes
3. The Godfather
4. Vertigo
5. La Dolce Vita
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I just made a new top100 of my all-time favorite movies

‎personal all-time top100, a list of films by Peter • Letterboxd

1-Stalker (1979)
2-Vie Nouvelle, La (2002)
3-Rengoku Eroica (1970)
4-Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
5-Apocalypse Now (1979)
6-Nostalghia (1983)
7-Salò o Le 120 Giornate di Sodoma (1975)
8-Gummo (1997)
9-Banshun (1949)
10-India Song (1975)
11-Sátántangó (1994)
12-Trys Dienos (1992)
13-Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
14-Année Dernière à Marienbad, L' (1961)
15-Notte, La (1961)
16-Rayon Vert, Le (1986)
17-Sombre (1998)
18-Rendez-vous d'Anna, Les (1978)
19-Shinjû: Ten no Amijima (1969)
20-Conan the Barbarian (1982)
21-Big Lebowski, The (1998)
22-Stromboli (1950)
23-Camion, Le (1977)
24-Conte de Printemps (1990)
25-Astenicheskiy Sindrom (1990)
26-Baxter, Vera Baxter (1977)
27-Holy Mountain, The (1973)
28-Kamen (1992)
29-Kaigenrei (1973)
30-Ma Nuit chez Maud (1969)
31-Vital (2004)
32-Idi i Smotri (1985)
33-Fa Yeung Nin Wa (2000)
34-Conformista, Il (1970)
35-Dolce Vita, La (1960)
36-Sans Toit ni Loi (1985)
37-Life of Brian (1979)
38-Viskningar och Rop (1972)
39-Blue Velvet (1986)
40-Werckmeister Harmóniák (2000)
41-Marketa Lazarová (1967)
42-Seppuku (1962)
43-Bu San (2003)
44-Tetsuo (1989)
45-Démanty Noci (1964)
46-Bande à Part (1964)
47-Matrix Reloaded, The (2003)
48-Container (2006)
49-Simple Men (1992)
50-Grande Bellezza, La (2013)
51-Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (2001)
52-Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
53-Breakfast Club, The (1985)
54-Sud Sanaeha (2002)
55-Thin Red Line, The (1998)
56-Papa, Umer Ded Moroz (1991)
57-Cavalo Dinheiro (2014)
58-Tsuitô no Zawameki (1988)
59-Cremaster 3 (2002)
60-Aoi Haru (2001)
61-Amour (2012)
62-Rope (1948)
63-Playtime (1967)
64-Guerre Est Finie, La (1966)
65-Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
66-Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995)
67-Basic Instinct (1992)
68-V Tumane (2012)
69-Lac, Un (2008)
70-Brazil (1985)
71-Edvard Munch (1974)
72-Maman et la Putain, La (1973)
73-Nightmare before Christmas, The (1993)
74-Muriel ou Le Temps d'un Retour (1963)
75-Hors Satan (2011)
76-Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
77-Vertigo (1958)
78-Quai des Brumes, Le (1938)
79-Kärlekshistoria, En (1970)
80-Night of the Iguana, The (1964)
81-Salomè (1972)
82-Eclisse, L' (1962)
83-Krylya (1966)
84-Kawaita Hana (1964)
85-Topo, El (1970)
86-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
87-Matrix, The (1999)
88-Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat (2010)
89-Punishment Park (1971)
90-They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
91-Lost Highway (1997)
92-After Hours (1985)
93-Femme Douce, Une (1969)
94-Tonari no Totoro (1988)
95-Old Joy (2006)
96-Avalon (2001)
97-Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
98-Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
99-Lèvres Rouges, Les (1971)
100-Elephant (2003)

NB
- my entire top5 of the 1970's can be found in my top 10
- two movies I strongly disliked on first viewing are now firmly in my top 100 (Salo and Sud Sanaeha)
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Mine is still Ballad of a Soldier although it could be La femme de l'aviateur on a rewatch.
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Le Rayon Vert been that since a decent time, at least a year.
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Love Exposure.
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XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 10 2012, 06:46:16 PM wrote:Hoop Dreams. Never been more into a film so far. Werckmeister Harmonies comes pretty close though.
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XxXApathy420XxX on Jan 4 2018, 05:16:01 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 10 2012, 06:46:16 PM wrote:Hoop Dreams. Never been more into a film so far. Werckmeister Harmonies comes pretty close though.
Now it's All That Heaven Allows.
Are you into basketball? As good as it was I find it a bit surprising that Hoop Dreams is someone's all time favorite film (unless they're big basketball buffs).
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It's impossible to pick one for me, i can't even try, the fact that i don't keep a record of my favourites may be a factor
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Cynical Cinephile on Jan 4 2018, 05:18:55 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Jan 4 2018, 05:16:01 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 10 2012, 06:46:16 PM wrote:Hoop Dreams. Never been more into a film so far. Werckmeister Harmonies comes pretty close though.
Now it's All That Heaven Allows.
Are you into basketball? As good as it was I find it a bit surprising that Hoop Dreams is someone's all time favorite film (unless they're big basketball buffs).
I hate sports. I was just really invested into the 2 families. It also showed my viewpoint of the world that it doesn't matter how good a person is. Stuff beyond their control, especially stuff like the environment they grew up in, will put them at a disadvantage.
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Cynical Cinephile on Jan 4 2018, 05:18:55 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Jan 4 2018, 05:16:01 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 10 2012, 06:46:16 PM wrote:Hoop Dreams. Never been more into a film so far. Werckmeister Harmonies comes pretty close though.
Now it's All That Heaven Allows.
Are you into basketball? As good as it was I find it a bit surprising that Hoop Dreams is someone's all time favorite film (unless they're big basketball buffs).
I'm a huge fan of Hoop Dreams. My favourite documentary and it would be in my top 10 of all-time. I like basketball but I almost never watch it (it's not big in the UK at all, used to watch my local team when I was a kid but they moved to another city).
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Cynical Cinephile on Jan 4 2018, 05:18:55 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Jan 4 2018, 05:16:01 PM wrote:
XxXApathy420XxX on Feb 10 2012, 06:46:16 PM wrote:Hoop Dreams. Never been more into a film so far. Werckmeister Harmonies comes pretty close though.
Now it's All That Heaven Allows.
Are you into basketball? As good as it was I find it a bit surprising that Hoop Dreams is someone's all time favorite film (unless they're big basketball buffs).
I'm thinking this with several choices in this thread. For example, I've seen Le Rayon Vert twice. Decent filmmaking and I understand people putting it on their favs-list, but I really can't imagine how anyone would choose that as all time favorite.

Nothing personal, tobias, just a recent example. ;)
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AdamH on Jan 4 2018, 04:22:09 PM wrote:Mine is still Ballad of a Soldier although it could be La femme de l'aviateur on a rewatch.
Ballad of a Soldier came really close for me on a rewatch. I upgraded it to my top 10 when I watched it for the second time. :thumbsup:
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Eyes without a Face and Serbian TV series Sivi dom.

Followed by Short Film About Love, The Elephant Man, Buffalo 66, Life of Brian and Goodfellas.
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RedHawk10 on Jan 4 2018, 04:57:30 PM wrote:Love Exposure.
Good one, though a somewhat unlikely choice because of all the different elements that are present in that film. I love it, but it's hard to love everything about it imo :)

My personal favorite is Avalon (review), has been for a long time. It's the kind of genre/author with a sniff of arthouse blend that fares well with me and Oshii is my all-time favorite director, so it's a match made in heaven.
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It's funny, if any thread would strike me as being conducive to images, it would be this one.

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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