• The essential movie check-off list
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You can have as much opinion as you want, but the person that tells me that Moon is bad I will lose every respect for.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27070729]but input from everyone, and then a formed consensus, would help us create a better list. obviously people will suggest bad movies, but with enough people and good input you can form a good consensus.[/QUOTE] Rusty, why don't we create a Facepunch list that we update annually, say, every January? We could put the list along with the rules of the movies forum.
You should limit the amount of films then, like a top ten per genre at most?
Don't know if it's been pointed out but on /tv/'s list it says Blair Witch Project but has a picture of Paranormal Activity :v: [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] [media]http://i.imgur.com/bUIdA.jpg[/media]
I feel ashamed that I would barely cross off any if I did this. Also there are a few I would say I've seen but when I think about it it was only partly or something like that. Like the Lion King. I must be weird for not having seen the Lion King :( EDIT: On the first one, I've watched 15 of the films.
Is Brazil on there? It's long, but very good. Just saw it, glad it's on there. I don't think Hot Fuzz or Shawn of The Dead should be on there. They were good movies, but there are plenty of comedies like them.
First version is definately a better list. Someone should make an essential TV show list.
[img]http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6378/flyf178x.png[/img] green boxed ones are ones that stand out, against the rest as being eternally awesome.
[media]http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/ae117/Noface_/films-1.png[/media] There are a few there I'm ashamed of having not yet seen, but I think I'm doing alright.
Ronin should be on that list also lethal weapon 1 deserves a shout out
I approve of this list. Missing a few films I'd have put in but otherwise pretty good. :smug:
[QUOTE=Robber;27048712]Blade Runner on the other hand is from a genre I really like, but was just really badly executed.[/QUOTE] No. Just no. Anywho, here's my list. I haven't seen the ones slashed out in black/colored out in black. <a href="http://filesmelt.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="Image Hosting by FileSmelt!" src="http://filesmelt.com/dl/List_of_filmspersonal.jpg" /></a> [URL=http://filesmelt.com/][IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/List_of_filmspersonal.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27070729]but input from everyone, and then a formed consensus, would help us create a better list. obviously people will suggest bad movies, but with enough people and good input you can form a good consensus.[/QUOTE] yea. and some solid criteria as to what exactly makes a film essential.
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27070729]but input from everyone, and then a formed consensus, would help us create a better list. obviously people will suggest bad movies, but with enough people and good input you can form a good consensus.[/QUOTE] Couldn't you just take the imdb 250 and take out and add in a few things?
Just looking at Animation it's mostly just Disney/Pixar/Japanese stuff, no Persepolis or Triplettes de Belleville, I am disappointed. Amores Perros is also absent, there are too few foreign films in there. I would hardly call Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain "essential" either. v:v:v [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] Seems to be more of a "classics" list than an "essentials"/best movies list. Bicycle Thieves is a classic, but as someone who just watched it in the past year it's hardly worth seeing today if you're not studying the history of film-making. Also, everybody keeps saying that The Fellowship of the Ring isn't that good, so I'd probably take that off. I only watched a part of it, though.
[QUOTE=Tabarnaco;27089670]Just looking at Animation it's mostly just Disney/Pixar/Japanese stuff, no Persepolis or Triplettes de Belleville, I am disappointed. Amores Perros is also absent, there are too few foreign films in there. I would hardly call Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain "essential" either. v:v:v [editline]30th December 2010[/editline] Seems to be more of a "classics" list than an "essentials"/best movies list. Bicycle Thieves is a classic, but as someone who just watched it in the past year it's hardly worth seeing today if you're not studying the history of film-making. Also, everybody keeps saying that The Fellowship of the Ring isn't that good, so I'd probably take that off. I only watched a part of it, though.[/QUOTE] If you haven't seen all of LoTR, don't say it's bad. I'm not saying you have to like them, but most people consider them great movies. I haven't heard of those movies you mentioned, although i have seen Triplettes de Belleville, which i didn't think was very good.
[QUOTE=Hogarth;26995119]Pretty sure I have seen all of the Must See's... [img_thumb]http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/1903/moviesr.png[/img_thumb] If there is any major movie that I have not crossed out and would undoubtably love, please tell me which.[/QUOTE] American History X Snatch Blade Runner The Abyss Seven Life Of Brian Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Conan the Barbarian Quite a mix, but some of my favourite films.
i just watched brazil i did not like it. [editline]1st January 2011[/editline] although i liked 12 monkeys, terry gilliams style annoys the hell out of me.
Brazil is one of those movies that are interesting, and I appreciate their existence, but I don't really find that enjoyable. Quite tedious as I remember.
yes. extremely
I know that sounds like a cop-out review for when one doesn't like a film others say is great, but it's true in this case. [editline]31st December 2010[/editline] automerge
[QUOTE=Rusty100;27099390]yes. extremely[/QUOTE] It seemed to me like the isolated moments of comedy would have done better in a sketch show (i.e the table scene, the [sp]calm resteraunt bombings[/sp]) Which is where Gilliam really shined.
it wasn't enjoyable in the least. it was tiresome and unpalatable [editline]1st January 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=samframpton;27099448]It seemed to me like the isolated moments of comedy would have done better in a sketch show (i.e the table scene, the [sp]calm resteraunt bombings[/sp]) Which is where Gilliam really shined.[/QUOTE] yes. those were the only scenes i liked.
I've yet to see a single western. Which should I watch first?
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[QUOTE=myalt22;27100286]I've yet to see a single western. Which should I watch first?[/QUOTE] The Good the Bad and the Ugly
WOW Lock Stock was probably his best one.
[IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14260215/Checklist.jpg[/IMG] There's a couple I didn't count because I haven't seen the whole thing, or it's been an extremely long time since I've seen it. There seems to be a lot of movies missing though. Of course.
[QUOTE=myalt22;27100286]I've yet to see a single western. Which should I watch first?[/QUOTE] A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [editline]31st December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=-Ben_Wolfe-;27105505][img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14260215/Checklist.jpg[/img_thumb] There's a couple I didn't count because I haven't seen the whole thing, or it's been an extremely long time since I've seen it. There seems to be a lot of movies missing though. Of course.[/QUOTE] Watch the Big Lebowski.
[QUOTE=Octo pie;27079928][img_thumb]http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6378/flyf178x.png[/img_thumb] green boxed ones are ones that stand out, against the rest as being eternally awesome.[/QUOTE] Holy shit you need to watch more movies [editline]31st December 2010[/editline] Finally got around to making mine [img]http://i.imgur.com/3u86g.jpg[/img] Red stars are ones that I need to rewatch because I haven't seen them in forever or only saw parts. Still need to see a lot of the big ones like Shawshank Redemption.
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