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

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Coryn wrote: December 31st, 2020, 1:01 pm Can't say I'm looking forward to any of these
Apart from being crazy long, I think Napoléon was an interesting Napoléon. Some really cool stuff in there for a film from 1927.

And L'année dernière à Marienbad is pretty cool too. One of the better classics I've seen.
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Onderhond wrote: December 31st, 2020, 1:04 pm
Coryn wrote: December 31st, 2020, 1:01 pm Can't say I'm looking forward to any of these
Apart from being crazy long, I think Napoléon was an interesting Napoléon. Some really cool stuff in there for a film from 1927.

And L'année dernière à Marienbad is pretty cool too. One of the better classics I've seen.
I'll try to watch all movies in 20+ lists this year but it's better to keep my expectations low for them :rolleyes:
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Coryn wrote: December 31st, 2020, 1:43 pm I'll try to watch all movies in 20+ lists this year but it's better to keep my expectations low for them :rolleyes:
Hey, you don't have to tell me. I didn't call it "The Graveyard" for nothing :ph43r:
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Kublai Khan wrote: January 1st, 2020, 11:19 pm 1. Breathless {À bout de souffle} - 1960
2. It Happened One Night - 1934
3. The Best Years of Our Lives - 1946
4. The Searchers - 1956
5. Tokyo Story {Tôkyô monogatari} - 1953
6. Beauty and the Beast {La belle et la bête} - 1946
7. The Young and the Damned {Los olvidados} - 1950
8. Viridiana - 1961
9. The Wild Bunch -1969
10. Do the Right Thing - 1989
Pretty good 2020. I watched 5 of those 10.

1. Tokyo Story {Tôkyô monogatari} - 1953 [25 lists]
2. Beauty and the Beast {La belle et la bête} - 1946 [24]
3. The Wild Bunch -1969 [24]
4. L'Avventura - 1960 [23]
5. The Young and the Damned {Los olvidados} - 1950 [23]
6. Bringing Up Baby - 1938 [22]
7. The Grapes of Wrath - 1940 [22]
8. Napoleon {Napoléon vu par Abel Gance} - 1920 [22]
9. Viridiana - 1961 [22]
10. Brief Encounter-1945 [21]
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I'll start of 2021 by joining this thread. My goal this year is to watch all 7 and greater.

1. La grande bellezza (2013) 8
2. Être et avoir (2002) 8
3. La hora de los hornos: Notas y testimonios... (1968) 8
4. L'argent (1928) 8
5. Milyang (2007) 8
6. Ningen no jôken (1959) 8 (Part II)
7. Nippon konchûki (1963) 8
8. Prima della rivoluzione (1964) 8
9. La roue (1923) 8
10. Tiexi qu (2002) 8
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The Human Condition trilogy is just such a monumental piece of cinema. I wish you a nice bingewatch-weekender for those!
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01. Historias extraordinarias (2008) - 6
02. Les bonnes femmes (1960) - 5
03. Ebolusyon ng isang pamilyang Pilipino (2004) - 5
04. Empire (1964) - 5
05. La kermesse héroïque (1935) - 5
06. Krylya (1966) - 5
07. Les misérables (1934) - 5
08. Ônibus 174 (2002) - 5
09. Paddington 2 (2017) - 5
10. Point of Order! (1964) - 5

.. and two more on 5 lists.
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kongs_speech wrote: December 4th, 2020, 5:44 pm Don't judge me too harshly, I only became a serious cinephile in 2019. Next year, I'm going to give the TSPDT list my best shot. I'm seeing Singin' in the Rain and Double Indemnity this month, as well as knocking out Raging Bull in time for the 1980s poll.

01. Lawrence of Arabia (39)
02. Casablanca (36)
03. Singin' in the Rain (35)
04. Seven Samurai (34)
05. Some Like It Hot (34)
06. Double Indemnity (33)
07. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (33)
08. The General (32)
09. Schindler's List (32)
10. Raging Bull (31)
I can cross three of those off the list now. 73 films left on 20+ lists. I definitely hope to get through them in 2021.

01. Lawrence of Arabia (38)
02. Singin' in the Rain (35)
03. Seven Samurai (34)
04. Some Like It Hot (34)
05. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (33)
06. The General (32)
07. Schindler's List (32)
08. Rashomon (31)
09. Pan's Labyrinth (30)
10. Gone with the Wind (30)
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Ebbywebby wrote: August 1st, 2020, 1:32 am Heat 1995 (20 lists...I just can't imagine what could be so superb about this)
Raise the Red Lantern (19 lists)
Akira 1988 (18 lists)
The Big Heat 1953 (17 lists)
Shoah 1985 (17 lists)
Farewell My Concubine 1993 (16 lists)
Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 (16 lists)
The Quiet Man 1952 (15 lists)
*The Great Escape 1963 (15 lists)
*Mildred Pierce 1945 (15 lists)
I saw "The Big Heat" via TCM last night and "Make Way for Tomorrow" about a month ago, so now it's....

Heat
Raise the Red Lantern
Akira
Shoah
Farewell My Concubine
The Great Escape
A Brighter Summer Day (I guess it gained a list or two)
Mildred Pierce
The Quiet Man
(tie) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (gimme a break) + The Thin Man

Also, I like to note how many unseen films I have on 10+ lists, and crossing off "The Big Heat" lowers the count to a round 50. Nice.

Next to fall will be "A Brighter Summer Day," because I recorded it off TCM some months back. "A Quiet Man" is on Amazon Prime, but I have very low interest in seeing it. Purely academic. And I haven't sampled the Amazon version -- sometimes Amazon has really crappy prints of old ciassics like that.
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Ebbywebby wrote: January 12th, 2021, 12:22 am
Ebbywebby wrote: August 1st, 2020, 1:32 am Heat 1995 (20 lists...I just can't imagine what could be so superb about this)
Raise the Red Lantern (19 lists)
Akira 1988 (18 lists)
The Big Heat 1953 (17 lists)
Shoah 1985 (17 lists)
Farewell My Concubine 1993 (16 lists)
Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 (16 lists)
The Quiet Man 1952 (15 lists)
*The Great Escape 1963 (15 lists)
*Mildred Pierce 1945 (15 lists)
I saw "The Big Heat" via TCM last night and "Make Way for Tomorrow" about a month ago, so now it's....

Heat
Raise the Red Lantern
Akira
Shoah
Farewell My Concubine
The Great Escape
A Brighter Summer Day (I guess it gained a list or two)
Mildred Pierce
The Quiet Man
(tie) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (gimme a break) + The Thin Man

Also, I like to note how many unseen films I have on 10+ lists, and crossing off "The Big Heat" lowers the count to a round 50. Nice.

Next to fall will be "A Brighter Summer Day," because I recorded it off TCM some months back. "A Quiet Man" is on Amazon Prime, but I have very low interest in seeing it. Purely academic. And I haven't sampled the Amazon version -- sometimes Amazon has really crappy prints of old ciassics like that.
My tolerance for blockbusters is much higher than yours and I didn't like Spider-Verse. You're screwed with that one. ;)
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Shoah must be one of the absolute top-postponed forever-watchlisted films ..
Ebbywebby wrote: January 12th, 2021, 12:22 am
Ebbywebby wrote: August 1st, 2020, 1:32 am Heat 1995 (20 lists...I just can't imagine what could be so superb about this)
Listen, bud. If you're only half the man you purport to be with your smug avatar pic, you HAVE to rave about it, alright?!
:P .. well, tell us how you liked it, one day. If you have at least some type of affection for this set of gangster films (RIP the 90s), or Scarface and mafia Scorsese, if you ever liked the films of Michael Mann after this one - you can't dislike it. It's overlong with 3 hours but everybody will say it deserves its spot in lists with one certain action sequence alone. Not saying the rest of the film is bad, but it's almost like the opening of Saving Private Ryan compared to the rest of the film.
Um. Just watch it.
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Ebbywebby wrote: January 12th, 2021, 12:22 am Heat
Raise the Red Lantern
Akira
Shoah
Farewell My Concubine
The Great Escape
A Brighter Summer Day (I guess it gained a list or two)
Mildred Pierce
The Quiet Man
(tie) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (gimme a break) + The Thin Man
I randomly ended up watching "The Thin Man" last night...boy, that was not my sort of movie. The banter was fun at times, but the murder story completely failed to interest me. My brain checked out well before the film ended.

Forty-eight unseen films left on 10+ official lists.
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Got rid of Z, not much else changed. Certainly not the worst film in this list, but pretty unremarkable.
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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

Next up:
01. [18] The World of Apu [Apur Sansar]
02. [18] The Crowd
03. [17] Day for Night [La Nuit Américaine]
04. [17] Army of Shadows [L'Armée des Ombres]
05. [17] The Umbrellas of Cherbourg [Les parapluies de Cherbourg]
06. [17] Nanook of the North
07. [17] Orpheus [Orphée]
08. [16] The Blue Angel [Der Blaue Engel]
09. [16] Pandora's Box [Die Büchse der Pandora]
10. [16] Hiroshima, My Love [Hiroshima mon amour]

+ 6 more [16 lists] films.
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Onderhond wrote: January 31st, 2021, 5:55 pm Got rid of Z, not much else changed. Certainly not the worst film in this list, but pretty unremarkable.
You really should add a sigfile saying "Go, Go, Second Time Virgin is the only film from the 1960s decade that pleases me," so people know just how seriously to take views like the above.
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Ebbywebby wrote: January 31st, 2021, 8:46 pm You really should add a sigfile saying "Go, Go, Second Time Virgin is the only film from the 1960s decade that pleases me," so people know just how seriously to take views like the above.
Oh, I've decided a long time ago that I'm not going to waste too much time on people not taking my views seriously. I've got better things to do.
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Onderhond wrote: January 31st, 2021, 8:55 pm
Ebbywebby wrote: January 31st, 2021, 8:46 pm You really should add a sigfile saying "Go, Go, Second Time Virgin is the only film from the 1960s decade that pleases me," so people know just how seriously to take views like the above.
Oh, I've decided a long time ago that I'm not going to waste too much time on people not taking my views seriously. I've got better things to do.
THAT is a wise attitude for all of us - at least when it comes to matters of taste.
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Lakigigar wrote: November 1st, 2018, 6:15 pm Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 40
Citizen Kane (1941) - 37
Apocalypse Now (1979) - 36
Casablanca (1942) - 36
Ladri di bicyclette (1948) - 34
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931) - 34
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - 34
Metropolis (1927) - 33
Rashômon (1950) - 33
Singin' in the Rain (1952) - 33
The Third Man (1949) - 33

Aside of Apocalypse Now, i don't think i'll work on this soon.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 38
Casablanca (1942) - 36
Citizen Kane (1941) - 36
Singin' in the Rain (1952) - 36
Double Indemnity (1944) - 34
Ladri di bicyclette (1948) - 34
M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (1931) - 34
Metropolis (1927) - 34
Shichinin no samurai (1954) - 34
Some Like It Hot (1959) - 34
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) - 34

Only planning on watching Shichinin no samurai soon.

Metropolis, Sunrise, Singin' in the Rain really seem like a chore. I don't think i'll like Lawrence of Arabia and Citizen Kane either.
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Parasite (2019)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Akira (1988)
Easy Rider (1969)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Roma (2018)
American Graffiti (1973)
Dances With Wolves (1990)
The English Patient (1996)

I don't expect any movement anytime soon.
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Lakigigar wrote: January 31st, 2021, 10:48 pm Metropolis, Sunrise, Singin' in the Rain really seem like a chore. I don't think i'll like Lawrence of Arabia and Citizen Kane either.
Hm, not that you have to really have to like or enjoy it, but you can't be a cinephile and just ignore Citizen Kane, right? I mean, it's like the Citizen Kane of movies.
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Whoa, that's deep. Duuude.
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Torgo wrote: February 1st, 2021, 12:10 am
Lakigigar wrote: January 31st, 2021, 10:48 pm Metropolis, Sunrise, Singin' in the Rain really seem like a chore. I don't think i'll like Lawrence of Arabia and Citizen Kane either.
Hm, not that you have to really have to like or enjoy it, but you can't be a cinephile and just ignore Citizen Kane, right? I mean, it's like the Citizen Kane of movies.
Someday i'll watch it, but it's honestly not on one of my shorter watchlist. I was planning to try to see this before the 2022 edition of ICM Favourite movies, together with a lot of Bergman, Tarkovsky, Kurosawa, Wilder and french new wave/italian movies. But now i'm focusing on other stuff.

I'm more inclined to watch movies first i know there is a high chance i'll like them instead of movies i need to watch to be considered a cinephile, but yes i'll get to it someday.

Seven Samurai is planned for next month though (and Sunset Blvd. too) from movies that are in 30+ lists.

To be honest, i don't really care what critics like about a movie. I care what I like about a movie.
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