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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 0
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 (4216 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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 0
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 (3033 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
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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 (1350 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 0
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 (34 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Starlet (2012)
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People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (131 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 0
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 (68 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
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 (301 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 3433 Average listal rating (2270 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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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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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 (1435 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 2945 Average listal rating (1711 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 (499 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 863 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 4612 Average listal rating (3187 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 7039 Average listal rating (4632 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 5355 Average listal rating (3572 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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People who added this item 4821 Average listal rating (3185 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
I love Achilles *sigh*
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People who added this item 3041 Average listal rating (1897 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 5101 Average listal rating (3353 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
The Departed (2006)
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People who added this item 2889 Average listal rating (1986 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
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 (1086 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 (393 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 0
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 (770 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
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 (1630 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 1592 Average listal rating (1054 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 1489 Average listal rating (899 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 276 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 0
Not perfect but definitely not a light movie. Meaningful.
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People who added this item 1538 Average listal rating (866 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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 (996 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
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People who added this item 1910 Average listal rating (1183 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 0
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, 7 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: 4 years, 4 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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