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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1970's)

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Notes: When I was a kid, I watched many movies starring Bruce Lee with my father and I thought they were really awesome. From the few movies he managed to make during his short career, this movie is still really cool, even after all these years. Indeed, even though the story was pretty straightforward and generic, I thought it was really entertaining and the whole concept was just perfect for Bruce Lee. On top of that, this movie was quite a milestone, it introduced the martial-arts genre to the mainstream audience and it has been a major inspiration to countless movies that came afterwards. Unfortunately, even though this movie was a hit, Bruce Lee died three weeks before the film's premiere so he never really enjoyed this massive celebrity status and one can only imagine the great movies he could have made afterwards.
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Serpico (1973)


Notes: I think that 'Dog Day Afternoon', which Lumet made 2 years later also with Al Pacino, is superior but it is still a fine picture. To start up, it is rather fascinating story, albeit depressing, but still very interesting. It is basically what happens when you give an average guy a gun and some power, there is a fair chance that they will abuse it. In my opinion, the greatest asset in this movie is Frank Serpico himself. Indeed, he is such an interesting character, even if you would remove the whole corruption story, the guy would still be interesting and it is obviously thanks to a great performance by Al Pacino. Like Robert de Niro, I have been following Pacino for almost 20 years and, honestly, most of his recent work is just not worth your time and it is in fact much more rewarding to watch such old classics like this one.
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Day for Night (1973)


Notes: To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. By now, I have seen most of the movies directed by François Truffaut but, even though it is his one of his most critically acclaimed features, I still had a hard time to connect with the damned thing. I mean, it was well done and fairly intriguing but I’m afraid it was still too abstact for me and, to be honest, it all felt rather pretentious to me. The other tricky thing with this rather artistic approach is that you never really get to know the characters involved and you don’t really get a plot to hang onto. On the other hand, I was really young when I first saw it so I should definitely check it out again at some point to make up my mind about the damned thing.
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People who added this item 1033 Average listal rating (624 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Mean Streets (1973)


Notes: Basically, after struggling for many years, Martin Scorsese finally managed to get his breakthrough. Of course, Robert De Niro was involved and he would also get his breakthrough thanks to this movie. Honestly, it has been years since I saw this one and it definitely needs a re-watch. I don't think it is one of Scorsese's best movies. Eventually, he would make ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Raging Bull’, ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Casino’ and those are only some of the movies he would direct with De Niro so that’s rather unfair to compare this movie to such impressive classics but it was still really solid. Above all, with this movie, you were able to witness the birth of one of the greatest American directors that ever lived. The most interesting aspect, in my opinion, was how gritty the whole thing was and how genuine it felt. Indeed, so far, most gangsters have been rather glamorized but, here, they were displayed as human beings, albeit twisted but still human which was really refreshing. This attention in constructing some fully-fledged characters would become a trademark in Scorsese's work.
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Sleeper (1973)


Notes: Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this flick so maybe I should watch it again at some point to make up my mind for good about the damned thing. As far as I can remember, I think it must be the only science-fiction feature directed by Woody Allen. Of course, it is and remains a comedy but it was set in a futuristic world which was something quite unexpected from this director and this combination sounded really awesome. Unfortunately, even though I thought it was fairly amusing, I can't say I was really blown my away by the whole thing though. I don't know, maybe at the time, it was considered as really original but the whole concept of a guy who is cryogenically frozen in 1973 and defrosted 200 years later sounded rather weak and pedestrian to me, especially after watching many episodes of 'Futurama' and 'Austin Powers' . I know, those have been made way after so maybe I'm not being really fair with this movie but I thought it wasn't really funny.
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The Exorcist (1973)


Notes: Even though this movie is a huge classic, I always had a hard time to really care for the damned thing. My guess is that 40 years ago, when it came out, people were quite shocked and possibly scared but nowadays, there are some movies which are really more disturbing. Seriously, when the girl is screaming, swearing, puking, playing with the crucifix, did you think it was really scary ? I did not. Still, it is far from being a bad movie. To start off, the directing was very good and the eerie tone of the whole thing was actually very well done. The main flaw, I guess, was with the story. Basically, you can feel that it was the first big movie dealing with Excorcism since they spent way too much time trying to 'scientifically' prove that the girl was not possessed. As a viewer, it takes you about 5-10 minutes to figure out the whole thing but it takes the movie about 90 minutes to get there so it gets really tiresome and really unbelievable after a while. But again, in my humble opinion, the least successful part was when the girl goes completely Lucifer on us. Most of the time I was actually shocked about how ridiculous the whole thing looked. Anyway, it is definitely not a bad movie but it didn't get old very well and it must be one of the most overrated movies ever made.
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F for Fake (1973)


Notes: Somehow, I have actually seen this flick in the movie theater. Anyway, at the time, I had no idea what to expect from this movie but since I was a huge fan of Orson Welles, I was really eager to check it out. Honestly, I have always been surprised by the fact that this movie is often considered as a ‘documentary’. I mean, sure, it is not really a fiction either since there is no real characters and no real plot but it is still far from being a documentary either. Eventually, it is probably the biggest appeal about this flick, the fact that it is actually quite experimental and that it doesn’t belong to any genre. To be honest, I must have been a little too young the first time I watched it, I probably missed a lot and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Still, it was definitely an interesting watch, a very smart and labyrinthine feature, and a great final directing effort for Orson Welles. Indeed, throughout his career, even though Welles managed to make one of the greatest movies ever made at only 26 years old, most of his career as a director was pretty chaotic and it was just neat that he could end up with such a clever feature.
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Notes: This movie is the masterpiece that influenced every single Dutch movies that came afterwards. I mean, in spite of its highly sexual content, it was in 1973 the most successful Dutch film ever made and it's still the most attended Dutch film in the Netherlands, more than 40 years later. So, it is huge, the best movie ever made by Paul Verhoeven and I really loved it. Indeed, in my opinion, it is one of the best love stories I have ever seen as there was a one of a kind chemistry between Rutger Hauer and Monique van de Ven. Even though I usually don't care much about randomness, it was amazing how some small little events would happen on almost every single scene. It kept the whole thing so pure, fresh and much more spellbinding than any romantic feature you will see coming from Hollywood. The lovers basically do everything together, they make love like beasts, they fight, they laugh, they throw stuff at each other, they even have a car crash together on their first meeting, even when they are separated, they are still crazy about each other and, for the viewers, they are completely spellbinding to watch. Some people in the Netherlands argue that this movie is now old and has lost its edge but I completely disagree. 40 years later, it is still an impressive movie and Dutch cinema is still waiting for something that good to come along.
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Notes: I'm a huge fan of animated features but it is sometimes rather frustrating that most of those features lack any sort of ambition and we usually end up with some children orientated flicks. Disney is the biggest culprit here. I mean, on the technical side, they have perfected their style and, after 60 years, the result is quite mind-blowing. Unfortunately, their stories are very often really tedious to watch with the usual talking animals. However, there are some brilliant minds in the animation world who did manage to break the old mold and this flick is a perfect example. Indeed, it is a really amazing Science-Fiction feature creating a fascinating but also at times quite distressing world. The only low point would be the lack of plot or narrative structure. Indeed, there was not much of a story and you jumped randomly from one event to another without much continuity. It was also rather disappointing that they decided to spend more time with the humans than with the Draags which were much more interesting in my opinion. Still, it is a very good animated feature and one of the most original movies ever made in this genre.
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Amarcord (1973)


Notes: The first thing to notice is that there was no plot whatsoever, it was more a typical Fellini flick with some quirky characters and situations. It has been reported that it was based more or less on Fellini's youth and, even though I thought it was interesting and intriguing, I can't say it was really mind-blowing. It is like all those characters portrayed in this flick, there were all pretty colorful but I can't say I really cared about any of them, about what they were going through or what they were thinking. I guess it is definitely an aquired taste. Personally, I liked it but I can't say it was great. Still, Fellini was a great director and, without a story, through his mesmerizing directing, I couldn't help watching what was on my screen and he managed all by himself to make the whole thing still spellbinding to watch.
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Notes: The only flaw with this movie is that, in spite of its greatness, it will always remain a sequel, probably the best sequel ever made but still a sequel nonetheless. Anyway, the fact remains that it is a great flick, probably as good as the first one. The masterstroke was to continue the story with most of the same characters but it still stands on its own though. To do so, Coppola chose a different structure which was quite spellbinding. Indeed, not only you follow Michael Corleone in his rise (or fall, it depends how you see it) as the new godfather but you follow also Vito Corleone going from Sicily to New York with literally nothing and slowly climbing his way up in the mob hierarchy. To make things even more amazing, to portray a young Vito Corleone, Coppola picked up a then still unknown Robert de Niro so he had two acting giants at the top of their games to play 2 generations of Corleones. Honestly, it doesn't get much better than that.
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Notes: To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. It is apparently Francis Ford Coppola's personal favorite of his movies. Eventually, the only reason this movie didn’t get the love it deserved was probably the fact that Coppola was really on fire in the 70’s and all his movies turned out to be some huge masterpieces. Anyway, the whole thing was a raw and realistic feature, so much more spellbinding than the modern thrillers that we get nowadays. Indeed, for example, many years later, Tony Scott came up with ‘Enemy of State’ which also focusing on some conspiracy theory, also starring Gene Hackman in a similar part, but even though it was fairly entertaining, most of it was seriously far-fetched and borderline ridiculous. In this movie, every thing was actually likely to happen (for example, they used in this movie the very same surveillance and wire-tapping equipment that members of the Nixon Administration used to spy on political opponents prior to the Watergate scandal) which made the whole thing much more fascinating to behold.
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Chinatown (1974)


Notes: Well, it is probably Roman Polanski's most famous movie and, I think it completely deserves its stellar reputation. Indeed, it is basically a great mix of a traditional neo-noir feature with Polanski's dark and twisted directing style. I have to admit that the plot tends to be a little bit murky so it is definitely a movie that you can easily watch a couple of times just to fully understand all the details and what the hell is actually going on. Anyway, the murkiness of the plot was actually something really inherent to genre and I really enjoyed the fact that none of the characters were really good as they all seemed to be pretty messed up, something recurrent in Polanski's work. This movie is also one of the many classics starring Jack Nicholson and he was just great in this. Eventually, it would be the last picture Polanski made in the US as he had to fled the country following the neverending drama involved in his personal life. It's such a pity because, back then, he was one of the most successful and highly regarded movie directors in the world.
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Notes: With this movie, I was expecting to be blown away by some hilarious jokes but, eventually, even though I did enjoy the damned thing, I was just smiling from time to time but I was never really laughing out loud. So, I guess it was unfortunately not my type of humor. Still, it remains a very well made feature, probably the most impressive visually speaking delivered by Mel Brooks. Indeed, it really gave the feeling of those old horror movies from the 30's. Furthermore, it was actually a great idea to turn this classic story into a comedy since the plot was, when you think about it, actually completely preposterous and ridiculous. The cast was pretty good and even though Gene Wilder was supposed to be the big star, I above all enjoyed Igor who was stealing the show every time he was on the screen. Eventually, even though it didn't really blow me away, I did liked this movie and it is definitely a classic.
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Notes: Since it is such a classic, I really had to watch this flick at some point and I had some rather high expectations (you can say whatever you want but it is definitely a really bad-ass title). The first time I watched it, to be honest, I was actually rather apprehensive as I thought it would be really terrifying. Eventually, I thought it was not really scary, sure, it was unsettling but not really scary. To make up my mind for good, I even saw it again later on but I still had the same feeling. Another thing that always bothered me was the ending which was seriously a total mess. So, I think the whole thing is a little bit outdated now and not really frightening anymore but you still have to keep in my mind that it was made almost 40 years old and it has been hugely influential on all the slashers that came afterwards. On top of that, they still managed to create a great mood and I really enjoyed the damned thing. Eventually, in spite of its flaws, it was an absolute milestone for this genre and it remains a classic.
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Notes: Even though I have seen almost all the movies directed by Mel Brooks, I'm afraid I have never been a really huge fan of his work. Anyway, since this movie is a huge classic, I was really eager to check it out. Following its reputation, I really expected the whole thing to be seriously hilarious but, to be honest, eventually, I thought it was indeed pretty funny but not much more than I’m afraid. For me, the best example is the scene around the fire where you get to see all these cowboys farting. Well, in my opinion, this scene was fairly amusing but also rather stupid as well and it shows the level of the humor displayed in this movie. It’s such a shame that Richard Pryor wasn't allowed to play Bart as he was supposed to be as the whole thing would have been much more interesting, at least, for me. Anyway, eventually, I thought that 'The Producers' was much better but it was still a decent watch though.
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Notes: To be honest, it has been ages since I saw this movie and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Anyway, if I remember correctly, I saw it when I was living in England, I was following a movie class at the time and this feature was one we had to watch. The directing and acting were very sober and realistic and it made the whole thing rather fascinating to watch. To be honest, Fassbinder had a rather gloomy visual style, you had to really dig it, and his movies are not what you could call ‘fun’ to watch and it was therefore a rather depressing feature but, still, the guy definitely had some skills. Eventually, this movie would provide Fassbinder with some international success for the very first time and it is usually consider as a masterpiece nowadays.
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Dersu Uzala (1975)


Notes: I think this movie must be the only one Akira Kusosawa made outside of Japan (in fact, he already tried to make 2 movies in the USA, ‘Runaway Train’ and ‘Tora! Tora! Tora’, but both projects turned out to some massive disasters and he left both of them). Back then, Kurosawa was going through a really difficult period as his last movie ‘Dô desu ka den’ turned out to be a major box-office failure. In fact, the situation was so bad that he was not able to get any money anymore to make something else and it is rather sad to think that the best Japanese director wouldn’t get any support in his home country. As a result, he got so depressed that he even attempted suicide and, even though he survived, it was unclear for a while if he would even ever make another movie. Eventually, a Soviet studio contacted him to see if he would be interested in making a movie for them and this feature was the end-result. Eventually, it turned out to be one of my favorite movies directed by Kurosawa as it was a great epic with some strong directing and a spellbinding story.
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The Mirror (1975)


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Barry Lyndon (1975)


Notes: Amongst all the tremendous masterpieces directed by the great Stanley Kubrick, I have noticed that it seems to be slightly overlooked which is just too bad. Indeed, it is actually a fascinating picture and I would go as far as saying that it is probably the best costume drama I have ever seen. First of all, it is really a gorgeous movie. Seriously, virtually every scene, every single shot was some kind of painting (check the screenshot above) and I had very rarely seen anything like this before. Furthermore, I thought that this tale was also quite spellbinding to behold. I have to admit that I usually have a hard time to care for this genre because it usually deals with the so-called difficult love life of the aristocrats. However, in this story, they took a really different approach and most of the characters, especially the main character, were actually unlikable but, as a result, they became much more interesting to follow.
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Notes: I remember very well when I saw this flick. Indeed, it was a while back, I met this dude who was just as a crazy as I was about movies and when we met, we would be constantly talking about our various favorite pictures. At some point, we agreed that he should come over to watch some movies together and we ended up having my longest binge-watching night I ever had. Indeed, we watched, if I recall it correctly, about 6 movies starting from 21.00 until 6 o’clock in the morning. It was pretty glorious and, at some point during the night, we ended up watching this cult-classic. According to my buddy, it was one of the best movies ever made and I just had to watch it. Eventually, I was indeed quite impressed. Obvisously, I had never seen anything like this before and, only for that, it should definitely get some credit. Still, I have to admit that I wasn’t really blown away by the whole thing. I mean, basically, it was original, weird and quite fun but it is still an acquired taste and I didn’t find it really hilarious or massively entertaining to be honest. Still, there is no denying that it is a huge cult-classic.
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Notes: Since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out and I had some great expectations about the damned thing. Indeed, it was the Monty Python's first 'real' movie and it has been a huge classic ever since. I remember it very well, one of my oldest childhood friends was really a huge fan and wouldn’t stop telling me that it was one of the greatest movies ever made. I ‘m pretty sure I saw this flick with him the first time around. Eventually, to my surprise, I didn’t like it much. Basically, I was never able to really connect with the jokes and I always found them more stupid than actually funny. By now, I have watched this movie already a couples of times and I have never actually really enjoyed it. I don't know, maybe I should give it another try at some point. If I’m not mistaken, it was the first movie made by the Monty Python that I saw and, except with ‘Life of Brian’ which is indeed one of the best movies ever made, I didn’t really love any of their movies so I guess their humor is not for me.
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Deewaar (1975)


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Notes: It is definitely one of these movies which actually deserve their terrific reputation. Indeed, it is easily one of the best movies starring Al Pacino, the guy was really on fire back in those days, and he gave here one of his best performances. The fact that it is a true story didn't really interest me but it was just an amazing story and it kept me mesmerized until the end. Indeed, the main character, Sonny Wortzik, is such a deeply flawed but still charismatic guy, he could be one of the most intriguing characters I have ever seen. Furthermore, it is quite a dark and messed up tale and it was impressive how they managed to not sugarcoat the whole thing in any way. Sidney Lumet, who passed away in 2011, has made some great and not so great movies during his stellar career but this flick definitely belongs to his best directing efforts.
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Notes: To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Well, after all these years, I actually have some mixed feelings about the damned thing. I mean, on one hand, it was and has always been a massive critical success and it is considered as one of the best movies ever made. On the other hand, the more I think about it, the more I think that this movie gave a rather romantic view of the life in a psychiatric hospital. Indeed, many years after watching this movie, I had some first hand experience, professionally and personally, with this environement and it really changed my thoughts about this movie. Indeed, even if a psychiatric hospital might not be a great place, especially back in those days, in fact, many patients would need something else than a wacky convict to experience any kind of mental relief. Anyway, even if I’m not completely convinced anymore by the damned thing, it is still a strong drama with a really solid performance by Jack Nicholson.
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Nashville (1975)


Notes: Basically, it was one of those hyperlink features with multiple & parallel story lines interacting with each others. Altman was basically an expert at this genre and this movie is considered as one of his many masterpieces. Well, to be honest, I thought it was a little bit disappointing though. Sur all the actors involved were pretty good and the music was alright but there was no plot whatsoever (which is something that never really bothers me and it didn’t bother here either). The main issue was that I never really cared about the characters involved and what was happening to them. The thing with hyperlink features is that, usually at the end, there is a rather far-fetched climax where all the storylines collide together. Here, Robert Altman didn’t even bother and the whole thing remained really really loose from the beginning until the end. Still, the whole thing was very well directed and the actors gave some compelling performances.
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India Song (1975)


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Jaws (1975)


Notes: It is obviously the first masterpiece directed by Steven Spielberg and also a huge milestone in motion picture. We all know the story by now, Spielberg didn't have such a huge budget back then but he still managed to make one of the most thrilling flicks ever made. Indeed, because the budget was so small, the shark really looked cheap and just plain terrible so Steven Spielberg decided to show the beast as least as possible but it turned out to be a blessing. Since then, virtually every year, you get similar movies but none of them has ever reached its sheer awesomeness. Back then, it was only Spielberg's 3rd directing effort but it became the highest grossing movie ever made at the time (he will beat his own record in 1982 with 'E.T.' and again in 1993 with 'Jurassic Park'). So, already very early in his career, starting with this movie, he had a huge influence on the movie world and he introduced to us the summer blockbuster, if you like it or not, and it is a concept which is still going strong 40 years later.
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Notes: Well, it must be by far one of the weirdest alien features I have ever seen. Basically, it was a little bit like 'E.T.', except that the alien character was not a puppet but was played by David Bowie and the makers were apparently running on acid. First of all, let's state the obvious, Bowie was basically born to play such a character. Back in those days, the rock star was actually a major drug addict but, even without the drugs, the way he looked and his attitude was just perfect to play this alien creature. Concerning the movie itself, it was rather hit and miss, to be honest. I mean, its random and experimental aspect made the whole thing rather unique but also terribly messy and, very often, I had seriously no idea what the hell was going on. Furthermore, it didn't help that I didn't care much for any other character, especially the characters played by Rip Torn and Candy Clark. Anyway, in spite of its flaws, it is still an interesting cult-classic though.
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Notes: First of all, it is a great story and you would need a very bad director to mess it up. Still, we should give Alan J. Pakula some credit to make the plot realistic but also spellbinding to watch. Coming back to what I said before, if they would make this movie nowadays, there would be some chases, some shootings and, of course, one of those dreadfull twists at the end. Not here. Here, you really get to understand that the most part of the job was staying behind your desk, arguing with some other people on the phone, and writing a bit, meeting someone with some intel, writing some more, etc. There is no guns, no explosions, but some 3 dimensional human beings facing a terrible truth and trying to deal with it. Of course, Roberd Redford and Dustin Hoffman were back then on top of their game and gave some terrific performances showing that acting is not about your ego but about disappearing behind a character.
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Notes: It is actually probably the first movie Clint Eastwood has directed which was really heralded by the critics and it is nowadays considered as a classic. Honestly, in my opinion, it is not the best Western he has directed ('Unforgiven' remains easily his best) and I frankly failed to see what was so great about it but it was still really enjoyable. You had basically all the standard elements : the farmer whose family has been raped and murdered and who becomes a ruthless killer, the Civil war, Indians, Bounty hunters,... Clint Eastwood gave his usual bad-ass performance and he was once again really awesome. The old Indian guy was pretty cool too. The funny thing is that Eastwood was not even supposed to be directing this flick but Philip Kauffman, the screenwriter, left at the beginning of the shooting and eventually it became one of the most highly regarded movies directed by Mr Eastwood.
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Notes: To be honest, it has been ages since I have seen this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Sometimes, when you check this list, you really wonder how and why some movies ended up in this list and this feature might seem like another odd choice. Indeed, John Cassavetes was never a mainstream director and this movie was definitely one of his more obscure directing efforts. And, yet, in this case, I still think that his movie has actually a legitimate spot. First of all, it is probably one of the greatest titles ever conceived but, beyond that, even though it probably didn’t reach the heights of ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ (which I still haven’t watched so far), the whole thing was still quite spellbinding to watch.
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Network (1976)


Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
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Carrie (1976)


Notes: Even though this movie has a really solid reputation, I have to admit that I always had some mixed feelings about this movie. I had actually read the book written by Stephen King a few years before watching the damned thing and, to be honest, it didn’t impress me at all. Indeed, I thought it was just another typical horror story that the guy has delivered throughout his career but not much more than that. Well, this movie gave me pretty much the same feeling. I mean, I have to admit it, Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie were both pretty good, even if Spacek was 10 years older than her character, but I still had a hard time to care about this story. Eventually, almost 40 years later, they came up with a remake with Chloë Grace Moretz playing the title character but, even if it seemed to be promising, it turned out to be a commercial and critical flop.
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Taxi Driver (1976)


Notes: Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should definitely re-watch it whenever I get the opportunity. Anyway, in my opinion, it was definitely the first masterpiece produced by Martin Scorsese and Robert de Niro. I mean, 3 years before, they had already made 'Mean Streets' together and it was already a real breakthrough for both of them but it is with this movie that they really started to change cinema as an Art and they will keep doing it, at least twice again with 'Raging Bull' and 'Goodfellas'. Even if nowadays De Niro has lost his edge, he will still be remembered forever for this unforgettable piece of art. Indeed, he gave one of the best performances of his prestigious career and, plain and simply, one of the best performances ever given in a motion picture. For Scorsese, its status changed forever from promising young director to bonafide master. I mean, the whole thing was made with so much skills, every detail was closed to perfection and the story was just completely fascinating, a profound and dark study of the human soul.
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Many years ago, I actually discovered this website thanks to the awesome list 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die but, unfortunately, this list is not up to date anymore so I have decided to create my own version. I will try to add every day a new movie and, of course, I will keep it up to date.


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