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on 11 Aug 2012 08:18

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1. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)

Old times? Not a bit. There aren't any old times. When times are gone, they’re not old, they’re dead. There aren't any times but new times.
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2. Rashomon (1950)

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3. Vertigo (1958)

The vertigo the film deals with isn’t to do with space and falling; it is a clear, understandable and spectacular metaphor for yet another kind of vertigo, much more difficult to represent – ­the vertigo of time. Elster’s ‘perfect’ crime almost achieves the impossible: rein­venting a time when men and women and San Francisco were different to what they are now. And its perfection, as with all perfection in Hitchcock, exists in duality. Scottie will absorb the folly of time with which Elster infuses him through Madeleine/Judy. But where Elster reduces the fantasy to mediocre manifestations (wealth, power, etc), Scottie transmutes it into its most utopian form: he overcomes the most irreparable damage caused by time and resurrects a love that is dead. The entire second part of the film, on the other side of the mirror, is nothing but a mad, maniacal attempt to deny time, to recreate through trivial yet necessary signs (like the signs of a litur­gy: clothes, make-up, hair) the woman whose loss he has never been able to accept...
Obviously, this text is addressed to those who know Vertigo by heart. But do those who don't deserve anything at all? - Chris Marker
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4. Solaris (1972)

The movie Solaris has a space station, it takes place near another planet, but actually it's a mediation on the human individual and not really a space opera at all. Do we see other people as they are, or do they exist for us only in our ideas about them. The planet can read the man's mind and reproduce his dead wife, but as he looks at the reproduction he grows depressed because he questions how well he really knew her in the first place. The planet cannot supply what's not there in his mind. The movie is quiet and creepy, thoughtful and very moving about the subject how well we can ever really know one another. - Roger Ebert's review of the Solaris remake (applicable to the original film)
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5. Kaiba (2008)
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6. The Pier (1962)

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7. The Long Day Closes (1992)
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8. After Life (1998)
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9. Mulholland Drive (2001)
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10. Tale of Tales (1979)
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11. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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12. Night and Fog (1955)

Chris Marker and Alain Resnais intended for the Holocaust not to be misremembered. This may be the most depressing film ever made. Night and Fog is well worth watching.
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13. Sans Soleil (1983)
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14. I Am So Proud of You (2008)

I recommend viewing Everything Will Be OK, the first film in Don Hertzfeldt's 'existential trilogy'.
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15. Harvie Krumpet (2003)
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16. Millennium Actress (2001)

The human brain is mysterious; we can't share the time axis in our memory with other people. I'm interested in trying to visualise those nonlinear ways of thinking. - Satoshi Kon
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17. Father and Daughter (2001)
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18. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

A girl sees Frankestein and it leaves an indelible impression on her life. This is my favorite film about childhood memory.
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19. Wild Strawberries (1957)
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20. Synecdoche, New York (2008)
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21. Three Colours: Blue (1993)
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22. The Tatami Galaxy (2010)
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23. Annie Hall (1977)
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24. The Mirror (1975)
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25. Waking Life (2001)
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26. Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

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27. Paris, Texas (1984)
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28. It's Such a Beautiful Day (2011)
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29. Amarcord (1973)
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30. Oldboy (2003)
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31. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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32. The Tree of Life (2011)
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33. The House of Small Cubes (La maison en petit... (2008)
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34. Of Time and the City (2008)

We love the place we hate; then hate the place we love. We leave the place we love; then spend a lifetime trying to regain it. Between loving and hating the real journey starts. Do you remember? Will you ever forget?
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35. Magnolia (1999)

Magnolia is about how childhood experiences shape our lives.
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36. All About My Mother (1999)
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37. Memento (2000)
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38. 12 Monkeys (1995)

12 Monkeys is influenced by The Pier.
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39. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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40. Mystic River (2003)
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41. The Fisher King (1991)
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42. Vanilla Sky (2001)
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43. Total Recall (1990)
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44. Beginners (2010)
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45. The Majestic (2001)
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46. Cure (1997)

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47. Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

People who added this item 554  Average listal rating (326 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.7 
48. Spellbound (1945)

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49. The Celebration (1998)
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50. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Bri... (2000)


 

Films with memory as a central theme. Recommendations are welcome.


movies I didn't include

Finding Nemo - one of the supporting characters has memory loss.
the Bourne films
I disliked The Butterfly Effect and 50 First Dates.
I'm not interested in seeing Clean Slate, Reign Over Me, Innocence, Away from Her, or The Joy Luck Club.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 12 1:07
Great Choices! My recommendations are :

Dark City
Abre los ojos
Shutter Island
50 First Dates
Clean Slate (1994)
Mystic River
The Machinist
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 12 6:20
Reign Over Me (2007)
All About My Mother (1999)
Innocence (2000)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 24 20:11
My recommendations

Tree Without Leaves (Kaneto Shindo)
Away From Her
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 22 8:18
Very nice list!
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jul 29 15:45
How about Waltz with Bashir?

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