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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (233 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
The epitome of everything I love about movies. Great acting, soundtrack, characters, atmosphere, themes, story, romance, development, ending... I also love the book but for different reasons than I love the film. The movie version has this-I can't define it, just an atmosphere about it, that is completely absent from the book. Whereas, so many of the themes in the book which make me love it are removed/replaced in the movie. The ending to the movie and the ending to the book aren't the same either... Basically they just fit beautifully together.

-Plus, this movie introduced me to Edith Piaf. And though it sounded crazy I actually thought she had killed her boxer husband with a fork until I read her Wiki page. That Tam's character was actually able to deceive me in real life just added another layer to my love for this film.
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People who added this item 6480 Average listal rating (4194 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Just a classic, loved movie. Beautiful soundtrack.
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People who added this item 2716 Average listal rating (1521 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Book is better but if you want to watch a movie version...
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People who added this item 4743 Average listal rating (3009 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 4288 Average listal rating (2738 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
I just love the ending scene. -A good movie with a bad ending just loses so many points because, you know, it's the ending- it's how you tie everything up and say good bye, it's how you get your final feelings of satisfaction. A bad ending jars you out of the world; it ruins how you think back on it. So, props.
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People who added this item 2281 Average listal rating (1348 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Maybe not the best story in the world but 1) awesome soundtrack, 2)beautiful visuals, 3)I just love the atmosphere of the movie.
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Girl (2009)
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Weekend (2011)
An original, sweet, honest, romantic movie which makes those formulaic rom-coms look like recyclable fill-in-the-blanks.
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
Starlet (2012)
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Fat Girl (2001)
I don't know if you'll like this movie if you choose to watch it, but I doubt you'll forget it. If you're not familiar with the types of movies Catherine Breillat makes- well, they tend to be weird. Fucked up, even. She always seems to be examining sexuality and pushing boundaries. For instance- I can't remember which movie the scene is from- this adolescent girl walks onto a beach, takes her underwear off and puts it on a dead animal's skeleton, just casually as you do.
I prefer the direct translation of the French title For My Sister because I think it provides more insight into what the movie is trying to say. And believe me, this is a movie which will make you want to discuss it. You know those stupid teen-sex comedies filled with characters obsessed that they lose their virginity? This is like those, except real, and definitely not a comedy.
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Lore (2012)
I liked it. Would have preferred a happier ending of course or at least one with a bit more closure but it feels realistic and aching not just like they ran out of screen time.
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People who added this item 469 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 3433 Average listal rating (2262 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Note: You must, YOU MUST, not watch the last 13 minutes. I promise it will make it a better movie.
What happens in the last 13 minutes you ask? Cliched stupidity- you know, the misunderstanding which leads to a breakup but then oh reunion! It's just not needed and takes away from the movie.
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People who added this item 1792 Average listal rating (1160 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
I was not expecting a Hollywood popcorn movie to be so enjoyable. Let's just say it has delightful things up its sleeves.
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People who added this item 2537 Average listal rating (1433 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 2945 Average listal rating (1701 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
It just has such a good soundtrack and visuals, and acting, I can kind of ignore everything else...
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People who added this item 936 Average listal rating (498 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 863 Average listal rating (571 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Paycheck (2003)
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People who added this item 4612 Average listal rating (3174 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 7039 Average listal rating (4610 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 5355 Average listal rating (3563 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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People who added this item 4821 Average listal rating (3179 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Troy (2004)
I love Achilles *sigh*
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People who added this item 3041 Average listal rating (1890 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
Blood Diamond (2006)
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People who added this item 5101 Average listal rating (3344 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Departed (2006)
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People who added this item 2889 Average listal rating (1972 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Star Trek (2009)
I didn't give a crap about the villain. I found him boring, dull, uninteresting...Just bleh. But I liked watching the characters interact with each other.
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People who added this item 1582 Average listal rating (1076 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sunshine (2007)
I recommend watching the first half and then turning it off once the plot does a complete switcheroo and the movie becomes a psychopath-in-space slasher flick.
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People who added this item 637 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
I like the actors enough that even though it's a formulaic fill-in-the-blank rom com with all the cliches... It's just watchable.
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People who added this item 1327 Average listal rating (769 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Scoop (2006)
All the enjoyability of it really comes from a one time watch.
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People who added this item 2645 Average listal rating (1627 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Match Point (2005)
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People who added this item 2365 Average listal rating (1452 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 1592 Average listal rating (1042 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
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People who added this item 1489 Average listal rating (891 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Artist (2011)
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Margaret (2011)
Not perfect but definitely not a light movie. Meaningful.
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People who added this item 764 Average listal rating (454 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 1538 Average listal rating (859 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
Melancholia (2011)
Weird, check; character centered, check; dreamy/depressing/surrealistic atmosphere, check; end of the world, yep- and it makes sure you feel what it would be like- shock denial, tragedy, despair, hope, loss...
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People who added this item 1888 Average listal rating (995 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Dreamers (2003)
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People who added this item 3413 Average listal rating (2119 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 2121 Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Hard Candy (2005)
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People who added this item 7067 Average listal rating (4547 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 2194 Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 837 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
John Q (2002)
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People who added this item 1910 Average listal rating (1162 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Robin Hood (1973)
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Good/loved movies. What kind of movies I like: Movies usually with romance admittedly, dreamy atmosphere, realism, good soundtrack, well developed characters...I like movies which are centered around characters, rather than formulaic plots.

-I base my ratings on what I usually find true of ratings I see on IMBD/Listal: Bellow 5=bad, 6=something wrong with it, 7=probably good, 8=good, 9=really good, 10=great.

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Posted: 4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 1 12:23
There are several good movies on this list! I love Moonrise Kingdom and The Artist, but the LOTR trilogy has always been in my heart!
Posted: 3 years, 11 months ago at Oct 11 23:18
OMG, thank you so much, so many amazing movies i haven't watched, thank you for this list

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