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Post by TheMadcapLaughs » February 11th, 2012, 9:10 pm

In my top 50, with 13 votes. Do I win?

Also these three are in my Top 100 and all have less than 50 votes:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071445/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1829722/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1829648/

Any film with over 50 votes is mainstream trash, of course ;)

(srsly though, The Godfather, Citizen Kane and Magnolia are also in my Top 100. People who let a film's popularity affect how much they enjoy it are weeeeeeird, and not the awesome kind of weird.)

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Post by Knaldskalle » February 11th, 2012, 11:10 pm

Toast_and_Butter on Feb 9 2012, 08:37:55 PM wrote:To be honest, I'm quite surprised how well known most the favorites mentioned have been so far.

As for mine, probably Taipei Story (1985) with a huge 224 votes on imdb!
Given that Taipei Story used to be on TSPDT, I think we can safely call it mainstream trash... :P
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#83

Post by ormazd » February 11th, 2012, 11:11 pm

George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 01:56:12 PM wrote:
Knaldskalle on Feb 11 2012, 01:04:13 PM wrote:
George Bailey on Feb 11 2012, 12:47:27 PM wrote:Shut up!...:D
Come on, guys, lay of Jon a little. Anyone can have a slow decade.
Shut up too :D People aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer here!
Pot, meet kettle.

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#84

Post by Ivan0716 » February 20th, 2012, 7:44 am

1 of my favourites with 22 votes.

A historical biopic with sci-fi elements based in Ancient Egypt, made in Sweden by an Italian director, with actors from Ukraine, Suriname (where the...), Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Morrocco and Holland.

Am I doing it right?

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Post by sushantv10 » February 20th, 2012, 8:41 am

Great to see someone mention Banshun as his favorite, saw it this month . Adored it. It would make it to my Top 50 easily now.

My Top favourites as of now:

12 Angry Men
Casablanca
Treasure of Sierre Madre
To Kill a mocking Bird
Ikiru
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Post by mightysparks » February 20th, 2012, 9:05 am

Ivn0716 on Feb 20 2012, 12:44:46 AM wrote:1 of my favourites with 22 votes.

A historical biopic with sci-fi elements based in Ancient Egypt, made in Sweden by an Italian director, with actors from Ukraine, Suriname (where the...), Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Morrocco and Holland.

Am I doing it right?
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Post by niesl2 » February 20th, 2012, 4:58 pm

That's another way to get some 'obscure titles' with very little IMDb-votes on your list...just pick some porn movies (preferably with not to raunchy titles, so it can be mistaken for a normal piece of cinema). Most people probably don't want to flaunt with their ratings of that kind of films, so they have very little votes. :P

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#88

Post by insomnia » February 20th, 2012, 6:10 pm

The Empire Strikes Back

364,669 votes

I'm pretty sure I'm winning guys.

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Post by mimurph1 » April 3rd, 2012, 1:16 pm

I would be lying if I said anything other than Inland Empire. I got to see it in an artsy theater when I first moved to Pittsburgh. Coming from hillbilly land, this was a big deal, the only movies I got to see in the theater growing up I didn't care for. Probably the best experience I've ever had watching a movie.

I recently bought the David Lynch blu-ray pack from Germany, but haven't had a chance to watch the Inland Empire blu-ray yet (although I'm sure it won't make a difference). The Lost Highway and Mulholland Dr blu-rays will probably look goods though.

Other favorites include Days of Heaven, Twenty-Four Eyes and Assassination of Jesse James.

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#90

Post by jonas2k » April 3rd, 2012, 7:58 pm

Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)

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Post by NoodlesPupkin » April 6th, 2012, 12:58 am

This is of course really difficult but as for now, it is Once Upon a Time in America. Can't wait for the new and longer cut ^_^
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Post by brokenface » April 6th, 2012, 1:35 am

ARUCARD on Apr 5 2012, 06:58:50 PM wrote:This is of course really difficult but as for now, it is Once Upon a Time in America. Can't wait for the new and longer cut ^_^
Don't kill me, but er, isn't it long enough already?! And who's doing the new cut?

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Post by monty » April 6th, 2012, 1:51 am

brokenface on Apr 5 2012, 07:35:39 PM wrote:
ARUCARD on Apr 5 2012, 06:58:50 PM wrote:This is of course really difficult but as for now, it is Once Upon a Time in America. Can't wait for the new and longer cut ^_^
Don't kill me, but er, isn't it long enough already?! And who's doing the new cut?
Lookee here

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Post by Kasparius » April 6th, 2012, 1:46 pm

monty on Apr 5 2012, 07:51:27 PM wrote:
brokenface on Apr 5 2012, 07:35:39 PM wrote:
ARUCARD on Apr 5 2012, 06:58:50 PM wrote:This is of course really difficult but as for now, it is Once Upon a Time in America. Can't wait for the new and longer cut ^_^
Don't kill me, but er, isn't it long enough already?! And who's doing the new cut?
Lookee here
I've seen it countless times, I saw it At the theater in a new copy last summer, I don't know how to feel about the new footage. Is this stuff Leone wanted in the movie? It seems like the Cannes cut should be the cut.

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Post by NoodlesPupkin » April 6th, 2012, 5:40 pm

Kasparius on Apr 6 2012, 07:46:14 AM wrote:
monty on Apr 5 2012, 07:51:27 PM wrote:
brokenface on Apr 5 2012, 07:35:39 PM wrote:Don't kill me, but er, isn't it long enough already?! And who's doing the new cut?
Lookee here
I've seen it countless times, I saw it At the theater in a new copy last summer, I don't know how to feel about the new footage. Is this stuff Leone wanted in the movie? It seems like the Cannes cut should be the cut.
I hope they go with his notes and script etc. to restore it. Apparently it's supervised under the original sound editor and the plan is to release it at Cannes this year.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » April 6th, 2012, 6:24 pm

burneyfan on Feb 10 2012, 01:47:03 PM wrote:I thought I already answered this question, but apparently not on this thread. Most days, my favorite is Ugetsu.
Nice choice!

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Post by serri » April 6th, 2012, 7:07 pm

I wish people would stop adding my favorite films to IMDb. I don't feel sufficiently obscure.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » April 7th, 2012, 12:33 am

Some of my absolute favorites just connect with me on a personal level:

Local Hero
Night of the Hunter
Dersu Uzala

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#99

Post by Cypheron » April 15th, 2012, 2:51 pm

It's painful to just name one, so here goes. My five favourite movies.

Seven Samurai (1954)
Forbidden Zone (1982)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Third Man (1949)
Raging Bull (1980)

Nothing with <10 votes on IMDb, but I guess everyone can't be the coolest. :(

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#100

Post by Nuclearplanet » July 16th, 2012, 4:30 pm

I Recently watched American Graffiti, which I loved. At the moment I feel that Ties in with No.1 with another two movies. So my #1 ties in with 3 films. :S

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#101

Post by blueboybob » March 12th, 2013, 2:46 am

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Post by CMT » March 13th, 2013, 1:56 pm

Dr Strangelove or How I Stopped Worrying and Learnt to Love the Bomb.

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Post by Vincent Sko » April 23rd, 2013, 10:23 am

Raise the Red Lantern by Zhang Yimou
Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders
La Battaglia di Algeri, Gillo Pontecorvo

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Post by funkybusiness » April 23rd, 2013, 10:58 am

Vincent Sko on Apr 23 2013, 04:23:07 AM wrote:Raise the Red Lantern by Zhang Yimou
Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders
La Battaglia di Algeri, Gillo Pontecorvo
Nice group of films. I love Paris, Texas. Welcome to the forums!

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Post by Armoreska » April 23rd, 2013, 12:20 pm

Snatch (since around 2003), Cars (since 2006), Band of Brothers (since rewatched in May 2011) and Blade Runner Final Cut (since rewatched in 2008, realised in 2013)
yes, quite mainstream

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Post by Gershwin » May 10th, 2013, 12:22 pm

It's quite difficult to choose. Right now I'd name Solyaris, La double vie de Veronique and Du levande as films that will most likely stay in my top 10 forever. But then again, Stalker should be there too. It's been too long since I organized my favourites.
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#108

Post by Thug Waffle » June 2nd, 2013, 11:00 am

The Empire Strikes Back

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Post by tommy_leazaq » June 3rd, 2013, 1:46 pm

It's a wonderful Life for me and T2 is far behind.

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Post by Prequel » June 11th, 2013, 5:22 am

The Matrix (1999), hands down.

Then? I'm not sure. The Prestige (2006) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), I guess.

Followed by Into the Wild (2007), V for Vendetta (2005), The Man from Earth (2007) and The Sunset Limited (2011).

And I'm not ashamed to list such popular titles.

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Post by joachimt » June 11th, 2013, 7:09 am

Prequel on Jun 10 2013, 11:22:13 PM wrote:The Matrix (1999), hands down.

Then? I'm not sure. The Prestige (2006) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), I guess.

Followed by Into the Wild (2007), V for Vendetta (2005), The Man from Earth (2007) and The Sunset Limited (2011).

And I'm not ashamed to list such popular titles.
2001: A space odyssey was chosen this year as favorite movie of this forum, so I think people will forgive you for some mainstream choices. :lol:
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Post by Gershwin » June 11th, 2013, 10:59 am

We'll just give it a few years, it won't get worse anyhow. ;)
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Post by NoodlesPupkin » June 11th, 2013, 12:18 pm

After much thought, my favorite/best has changed in a year. Now I consider Stalker as the number one.

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Post by bathkuyp » September 13th, 2013, 10:27 pm

Kasparius on Feb 6 2012, 02:50:03 PM wrote:Ouatitw = Once Upon A Time in the West. I adore that movie.
I'm with you. By far the perfect movie.

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Post by Kasparius » September 13th, 2013, 10:30 pm

bathkuyp on Sep 13 2013, 04:27:56 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Feb 6 2012, 02:50:03 PM wrote:Ouatitw = Once Upon A Time in the West. I adore that movie.
I'm with you. By far the perfect movie.
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Post by monty » September 13th, 2013, 10:34 pm

Kasparius on Sep 13 2013, 04:30:38 PM wrote:
bathkuyp on Sep 13 2013, 04:27:56 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Feb 6 2012, 02:50:03 PM wrote:Ouatia = Once Upon A Time in America. I adore that movie.
I'm with you. By far the perfect movie.
:thumbsup:
Fixed that for you guys. ;)
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Post by bathkuyp » September 13th, 2013, 10:36 pm

monty on Sep 13 2013, 04:34:45 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Sep 13 2013, 04:30:38 PM wrote:
bathkuyp on Sep 13 2013, 04:27:56 PM wrote:I'm with you. By far the perfect movie.
:thumbsup:
Fixed that for you guys. ;)
Well, I see your point, but I'm afraid I have to disagree.

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Post by Kasparius » September 13th, 2013, 10:37 pm

monty on Sep 13 2013, 04:34:45 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Sep 13 2013, 04:30:38 PM wrote:
bathkuyp on Sep 13 2013, 04:27:56 PM wrote:I'm with you. By far the perfect movie.
:thumbsup:
Fixed that for you guys. ;)
It's a toss up. I actually prefer America too. Maybe not as perfect, but it has more meaning for me.

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Post by Eva_L » September 15th, 2013, 9:08 pm

Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001). I first saw it at the movies when I was 10 and I just loved it. And I still do, though it has been a while since I've seen it.

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#120

Post by ChrisReynolds » September 16th, 2013, 1:14 am

Blade Runner: Final Cut

The Third Man is a close second.

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