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People who added this item 4023 Average listal rating (2444 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
It took me by surprise how much I liked this movie. Tis no acid trip though many people refer to it as such due to the scene towards the end where Dr. Dave Bowman is traveling through the far reaches of space. Per Wikipedia:

"At Jupiter, Bowman leaves Discovery One in an EVA pod and finds another monolith in orbit around the planet. Approaching it, the pod is suddenly pulled into a tunnel of colored light,[25] and a disoriented and terrified Bowman finds himself racing at great speed across vast distances of space, viewing bizarre cosmological phenomena and strange alien landscapes of unusual colors."

Those "bizarre cosmological phenomena and strange alien landscapes of unusual colors" did a GREAT job to me of conveying a sense of alienness to the viewer, in a sense by giving the viewer what we'd imagine the view from alien eyes to be.

Also, I loved the computer Hal's role. In a way he summed up so much about us human beings with just the tone of his voice and his matter of fact points. The sequel film 2010: The Year We Make Contact does Hal great justice in explaining why Hal did what he did - though I'm unsure if Kubrick meant for anyone to be told how to interpret Hal's actions.

Since I love this film so much, I purchased a DVD copy for myself. There is an additional DVD of the movie in the packet that includes a narration by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. Lockwood mentions somewhere in the narration talking to someone who just didn't get the film - or something along the lines of not seeing its worth. Lockwood said he decided right away that he and the guy had nothing to say to one another beyond that. AND that is what I say!
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People who added this item 813 Average listal rating (495 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 2384 Average listal rating (1369 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 354 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Intolerance (1916)
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People who added this item 1877 Average listal rating (1181 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Poltergeist (1982)
So when I was little, there were purportedly ghosts in one of the many houses we migrated to. Still don't know to this day if my mother and grandmother were teasing me and my sister with what they told us as I never saw anything with my own eyes, but I kind of don't think they were. So, me and my sister were definitely able to relate to this one when it came out.
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People who added this item 1424 Average listal rating (809 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 5109 Average listal rating (3485 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
300 (2006)
Loved that, per Wikipedia, "it was filmed mostly with a super-imposition chroma key technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book". Loved this feature and the theme of the strong Spartan will...and Gerard Butler :)
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People who added this item 1232 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
City Lights (1931)
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People who added this item 368 Average listal rating (224 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
AFI's list of top 10 musicals:

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
WESTSIDE STORY
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
CABARET
MARY POPPINS
A STAR IS BORN
MY FAIR LADY
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

but I'd like to nudge FIDDLER ON THE ROOF somewhere in here. This would probably be my list:

THE WIZARD OF OZ
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
ANNIE
SOUND OF MUSIC
GREASE
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
WESTSIDE STORY
ETC.

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People who added this item 594 Average listal rating (326 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Sunrise (1927)
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People who added this item 1728 Average listal rating (1088 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5
Modern Times (1936)
Chaplin is a favorite of mine as is this movie!
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People who added this item 1147 Average listal rating (712 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
King Kong (1933)
Can't believe I loved this technologically outdated film so much. Can't believe how frightening the monsters were regardless of the limited special effects technology.
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People who added this item 4180 Average listal rating (2732 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Blade Runner (1982)
Loved these lines:

“I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die.”
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People who added this item 9092 Average listal rating (5718 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)
Was my favorite until 2001: A Space Odyssey came along. What a 180!
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People who added this item 771 Average listal rating (468 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1181 Average listal rating (668 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Vivien Leigh was great in this.
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People who added this item 678 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2
The General (1926)
I think the setting of this film stands out to me - that is the railroad adventure between Marietta, GA and Chattanooga, TN - both familiar territory for me.
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People who added this item 2554 Average listal rating (1723 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
I remember, as a child, loving the unique half animation/half real aspect of this movie. This was new then, but pretty outdated now. Yet I still love it and its tenderness and music still makes me cry.
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
Benji (1974)
The sweetest movie you'll ever watch!
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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Rump bah bumpa bump bump bah bump bump ah bump! I love you toooooo......!
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Energized me to watch! Prompted me to do lots of acrobatics on my mother's living room floor as a child.
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People who added this item 590 Average listal rating (334 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
Annie (1982)
For someone who doesn't like musicals, I could re-watch this one any day. My sister received lots of "choreographing" from me due to this one!
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People who added this item 8064 Average listal rating (5209 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Finding Nemo (2003)
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People who added this item 1046 Average listal rating (617 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Good old southern entertainment. Had me crying.
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People who added this item 3650 Average listal rating (2271 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Grease (1978)
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People who added this item 4334 Average listal rating (2848 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
I Am Legend (2007)
Great conveyance of fear and isolation.
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People who added this item 792 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 1782 Average listal rating (1163 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Superman (1978)
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People who added this item 1157 Average listal rating (754 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Superman II (1980)
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People who added this item 1230 Average listal rating (846 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Point Break (1991)
Every time I hear the surf in the distance when approaching a beach, I think of the last scene in this movie. I loved the beautiful and energized stormy beach setting.
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People who added this item 3986 Average listal rating (2560 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Pretty Woman (1990)
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People who added this item 197 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Lots of action - yet some good romance too!
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People who added this item 1781 Average listal rating (1083 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Keaton's performance in this made me feel like there is no shame in showing your feelings. Just let it all out!
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People who added this item 528 Average listal rating (317 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
A roller coaster of emotions!
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People who added this item 1118 Average listal rating (557 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Solaris (1972)
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People who added this item 613 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Tokyo Story (1953)
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People who added this item 1774 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Gravity (2013)
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People who added this item 285 Average listal rating (173 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
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These movies are my favorites for various reasons. The majority are from the AFI list I've been watching recently and others are those I may've watched long, long ago, but that have left a powerful impression on me for one reason or another.

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