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3003 Movies Into the Golden Age!!! far?

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3003. Workers Leaving the Factory (1895)
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3002. The Arrival of a Train at Station (1896)
Directed by the Lumière Brothers

AUGUSTE and LOUIS LUMIÈRE were considered the pioneers of motion picture. Without their involvement towards the advancement of moving still photographs cinema would not progress into the 20th, 21st Century and beyond! To this day their name can still be found on production companies and elsewhere as a living testament to all that they helped make possible, despite the fact that it's been rumored they attempted to 'block' the creative efforts of aspiring up and coming film artists such as Georges Méliès, from ever rising to prestige. Working under their father in the study of photography, it was only after he had passed away that the sons got the initiative to start what would be the beginning of early filmmaking by producing a series of short films under a minute which silly as it may seem to today's youth, was actually quite MIND-BLOWING for the time!

All of these short films that they released constituted documentary style mis-en-scene moments, showing arbitrary tasks such as workers leaving a factory for the day. Here, I want to focus on only one of their films in particular. This movie is considered to be the pioneer of suspense films as it has now and again been credited to be history's first horror movie. The plot is simple enough, it's exactly as the title reads. You simply see a train of the Union Pacific Railroad Co. arrive at Cheyenne, Wyoming station. Nothing could be more dull, right?

Well, to get the right picture you have to imagine yourself back in 1896 when this movie was released. People had never seen a moving picture before and certainly not on a 20 plus foot by 50 plus wide projection screen?! It's been noted that upon the film's first showing people ran screaming for their lives from the movie theater cause they assumed this was the image of a real live locomotive train coming at them, they thought it was gonna bust through the screen and squish them. --Without the addition of this short but effective documentary thriller, horror films or slasher movies, or any form of movie suspense whatsoever would not have given birth, and for that this film deserves cinephiles' respect - as literally the very first movie to make an audience SHIT THEIR PANTS!...

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3001. The Kiss (1896)
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3000. A Trip to the Moon (1902)
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2999. The Great Train Robbery (1903)
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2998. An Impossible Voyage (1904)
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2997. L'Inferno (1911)
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2996. The Cameraman's Revenge (1912)
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2995. Cabiria (1914)

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2994. Children of the Age (1915)
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2993. After Death (1915)
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2992. Intolerance (1916)
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2991. I Don't Want to Be a Man (1918)
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2990. Broken Blossoms (1919)

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2989. Different from the Others (1919)

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2988. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
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2987. Neighbors (1920)

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2986. The Scarecrow (1920)

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2985. The Golem (1920)
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2984. Convict 13 (1920)

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2983. One Week (1920)

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2982. Within Our Gates (1920)

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2981. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

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2980. The Haunted House (1921)

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2979. The Ace of Hearts (1921)

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2978. Hard Luck (1921)

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2977. The Goat (1921)

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2976. The Kid (1921)
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Marking Chaplin's first major 'critical' and 'commercial' breakthrough, this box-office darling won him prestige for starring, writing and directing it himself, and starting him down a newly reinvigorated path of his still young and promising film career. One of the major archetypal turning points in the evolution of his premiere recurring film character the Little Tramp (who Charlie first appeared as in 1914's "Mabel's Strange Predicament", and inspired Chaplin admits in his autobiography, quite by accident - the character would not appear again until 1915's short "The Tramp") Chaplin here set bold new standards for himself, as well as promising young -former vaudeville- co-star Jackie Coogan, where as for Coogan (who acts here as the film's title character "the kid") this was the start of a fresh and promising solo career as the pioneer of a future deplorable industry 'within' the industry, being Hollywood's 'first' true young major film star (YEARS before Shirley Temple entered onto the scene!) for Chaplin, the film was not only a comedic highlight but showcased also his range at evoking true genuine human warmth on screen, and would forever change the course of his career as hence forth his roles would become more dynamically serious (climaxing perhaps in the introduction to the Tramp's dark side in 1940's "the Great Dictator"?) "The Kid" was a crowd-pleaser and managed to become the second highest grossing film at the box office of 1921 (just behind Rex Ingram's "the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse") yet despite all it's accolades years to come, the film's release and production of, wasn't met without considerable controversy and sacrifice - a project that took Chaplin over a year to complete - and several decades later to be considered for preservation by the Library of Congress's National Film Registry. And to this day maintains a cult status amongst Chaplin's admirers and fans of the Tramp series.

The story opens on the subtitles A picture with a smile-and perhaps, a tear and The woman - whose sin was motherhood, which sets the tone for the proceeding feature. A young lady (played evocatively by Edna Purviance) departs from a charity hospital, with babe in arms. It's learned shortly after that the father (played by Carl Miller) is out of the picture for being out of the question - a rich bureaucrat who turns out to be engaged to another. He puts the young woman out of mind and eventually follows his destined path as an accomplished painter. The mother, heartbroken and destitute, leaves the baby in the back of a limousine, expecting he'll be looked after by the family who owns the house the vehicle parked in front of. Only should a bizarre twist of fate befall the child, a pair of crooks hijack the limo and upon discovering the child, dump the baby off in the gutter of a local slum district. Enter our principal protagonist the Little Tramp (Chaplin) who just happens to be passing by when upon discovering the child assumes he must belong to someone close by. Comically, the Tramp attempt to pawn the child off on near-by stragglers (including a hilarious abusive mother who's carriage the Tramp tries to stuff the child in, with repeated failure) only to later accept responsibility when discovering a note accompanying the baby which reads "Please love and care for this orphan child," left by the mother. --Meanwhile, across town, when the severity of the decision finally hits the mother it proves to be too late, discovering the limousine missing?

Five years pass and the boy and Tramp have become a couple of live-in con artists who continue to invent new and cleverly inventive schemes to get rich quick in their present dog-eat-dog state of existence. The Kid (whose name Chaplin mentions is 'John' apparently?) is now the Tramp's adopted son and sidekick, whose company the Tramp has now become accustomed to. Meanwhile it's soon discovered the mother and father's course of fates are destined to intertwine with one another once again, the father - now a respected painter, and the mother - now a star of great prominence, now with the shoe on the other foot the mother refuses the father's reconciliation and devotes her time mainly to charity work of the underprivileged districts of town - each time, mother and child agonizingly come closer to reuniting when coming into contact without one realizing who the other one really is. Fate, however, plays a divine poignant twist when the boy succumbs to sudden illness and a visit from a middle-aged country doctor results in an impromptu seizure of the child by authorities from the County Orphan Asylum. The cruel irony being that the Tramp, originally not wanting the child, is forced by a cruel oligarchical system to take the infant against his wishes, now that 'same' cruel system attempts to tear the two apart by force, and the Tramp's fatherly devotion has become unconditional!

Although seemingly out of his element, with this D.W. Griffin-style tearjerker, Chaplin's whose name has since come to literally personify comedy, nevertheless pulls off this difficult material with near-effortless ease. Highlights involve the Tramp's trademark brilliantly choreographed duel with a bully made of grit and steel fists; an amusing anecdotal mise-en-scene moment involving Chaplin cutting out diapers for the baby, from bed sheets, only to be abruptly stopped by the child's crying in the homemade hammock next to him when unable to reach the nozzle of the coffee pot (used as a stand-in for the nipple of a bottle), when the Tramp lovingly guides the nozzle back to mouth; but by far though, the film's most memorable and recognizable sequence, highlighting equally Chaplin and Coogan's range as resonate screen presences as well as showcasing their chemistry together, would undoubtedly be Tramp and Kid's emotional reunion at the end of the rooftop sequence which should go down as one of the most pivotal scenes of any film in all of cinema history!!!

A difficult film for Chaplin to film though - fueled mainly by Chaplin's own real-life tragedy at the loss of his, and then wife, Mildred Harris's, first-born child, which resulted in a public and heated bitter divorce between Chaplin and Harris -which almost resulted in the suppression of the film- as well, the film's subject matter, was more or less inspired by Chaplin's own morbid recollection of growing up under cruel social welfare in London. -As part of the tragedy of the child actors industry in Hollywood Chaplin has admitted in his autobiography that star Coogan during production of the film, was coaxed into providing real genuine tears in the emotional separation sequence by being threatened off camera that if he didn't provide the filmmakers with what they needed for the scene he would be sent to a real-life child workhouse immediately after!- The failure of the film's original copywrites owner resulted in the film's possession to eventually fall into public domain (as many of the early silent classics succumbed to) and as a result the film became mutilated and later lost for nearly five decades before Chaplin took it upon himself to reconstitute the movie. The film has become a memorable classic ever since, and also, in my opinion, highlights the film's director and star, for not just the visionary genius that he was, but also the aspiring philosopher that he was, critics and fans alike fail to recognize. Toward the film's climax there is an impromptu dream sequence that is surreal enough to have inspired the later works of Luis Buñuel, which is so perplexing it feels as if having wandered in from another movie? The scene in question involves a curious mixture of the Tramp's real-world slum quarters and inhabitants, acting out some sort of mock-representation of Lucifer's Expulsion from Heaven crossed with the Descent of Man, which just goes to show you - well ahead of any visionary of his time, before "What the Bleep? Down the Rabbit Hole!" or any of the so-called philosophers of the Freudian-obsessed Marxist '60s and '70s, with inflated-artists ranging from Jean-Luc Godard to Ingmar Bergman to Woody Allen, Chaplin was less a pessimist and seemed more concerned with questioning how such a cruel, and uncaring cyclical system of man's worst emotions playing off each other, ever come in to being in the first place? Powerful thought spent for just little over 60 min. runtime. A must see for every cinephile's own personal bucket list!...

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2975. The 'High Sign' (1921)

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2974. The Blacksmith (1922)

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2973. Nanook of the North (1922)
Directed by Robert J. Flaherty

Considered by some to be the ABSOLUTE birth of feature length documentary filmmaking, although the overall result is anything of the sort when you consider the film's history. Quite a significant bit before my time, this film even outdates the birth of my parents! It's hard for me to get in to something not nearly an entire century later in the face of more authentic filmmaking in the representation of the Inuit people such as "Atanarjuat: the Fast Runner" or "Before Tomorrow". But far be it from me to deny this groundbreaking movie and all that it paved the way for future generations of ethnographic visionaries. For the time being - the technology in film at the time era being what it was - this cinematic spectacle earns a spot on this list for the sake of quality and 'intention'. I mean my God, imagine the times and what the makers had to go through to capture some of the images that they did? -Most of you probably don't live where I live, especially you Southerners, you're probably not in a position to grasp what harsh Upper Canadian winters are like? Hell, having been filmed in what is now the province of Nunavut, even the 'summers' here are jacked with frostbitten dreary. Beautiful as it may be to look at - and believe me this early '20s marvel expertly captures the stunning beauty of the glacial unrelenting terrain - the truth is places such as this can be an all around deathtrap if you don't know what you're doing.

Filmed in the harsh unforgiving terrain of Northern Ungava (Quebec territory) in what the film states early on in the movie is a considerable strip of land the size of England, yet populates less than 300 souls. What seems to the modern viewer like a barren wasteland to the Inuk (or Eskimo as Flaherty keeps calling them in the film) it is simply home, and it makes privileged suburban dwellers collectively scratch their heads as to WHY on Earth any common-sensed human being would want to spend repeated lifetimes of living here - yet the Eskimo people have inhabited this area for countless generations from one to the next since before there were even white European settlers here to pollute it. It is their way of living that the film attempts to document and it is an existence that seems almost to exist outside of time, having no immediate discernible markers of any sort of time period, you could be watching something out of times of ancient past or a movie that was shot yesterday? --Although tagged with being the first outright documentary feature length, numerous critics and experts (including the director himself and members of his family) have over the decades since it's release gone on to both defend and admonish this film for it's inauthenticity, since it's been heavily documented many of the established scenes (if not the whole film entirely) was staged on part by Flaherty and thus is not a genuine unmolested representation of natural Eskimo life. This much is true, and should not be overlooked since Flaherty himself went so far as to spell it out to the audience in the original title card of the original showing of the movie Nanook of the North - A story of life and love in the actual arctic.

The infamous story surrounding this film's background concerns it's tainted humble beginnings as an experimental project by a man who had no prior film experience and never intended outright to become a legitimate movie director. Robert J. Flaherty was originally hired by railway contractor Sir William MacKenzie to assist in the prospecting of and a series of expeditions in the area east of the Hudson Bay, such as Baffin Island which in itself is yet another hopeless wasteland to the inexperienced, what some have credited saying "If you ever get a chance to visit Canada's largest island, you'll probably find more glaciers than people." Along the way becoming enamored in the culture and philosophy of the Inuk people who Flaherty got to know real well, the proposition was eventually brought about him to film his experiences despite having no real idea what the hell he was doing. One has to understand this being the turn of the century filmmaking was quite frankly a brand new concept and no one had ever even attempted to capture modern day life onto film post 1902? The story goes that the end results were something purely magical. Flaherty managing to capture countless breathtaking images and events, the likes of which presumably could never be repeated again without the presence of spontaneity. Shooting lasted from 1914 to 1915 and Flaherty had apparently gotten all the footage he needed when something altogether unexpected happen, disaster is the worst and most aggravating way - when tossing a lit cigarette butt into a container of the flammable nitrate film, accidentally - the film caught on fire and about 30,000 feet were lost forever ... ... ... OOPS?!? What a moron?

The only thing left that could be done was for Flaherty to go back and try again but rather than naively attempt to re-create the once in a lifetime footage that he previously captured, Flaherty instead got the bright idea to re-construct the concept of the film entirely. Using unrelated more photogenic Inuk models to pose as one particular family over the course of a year or so living out precariously on the edge of the Arctic circle - while it's been clearly documented ever since that not only is Nanook the title character of our story, not his true name (his real one being Allakariallak) but the two women in the film played to represent his wives, aren't even married to him or have any relation whatsoever. The are infact common-law relatives to the director, credited Nyla and Cunayou in the film. And also what about the kids? -Furthermore, Flaherty went to considerable lengths to attempt to capture pre-European settlement Inuit life by encouraging Allakariallak to use the methods of his ancestors rather than modern technology. (There's even a particular scene depicted in the film where Nanook is seen wrestling with a seal under a layer of ice attempting to capture and harvest it for meat, when in fact the truth is the seal used during the shoot was infact already dead and the struggle seen by the protagonist was actually the result of blatant overacting. But looking so vivid and convincing to local residents that at one point during several staged encounters with wild animals Flaherty was urged to stop shooting the thing with film and start shooting it with a rifle instead. Flaherty pretended not to hear them of course for the sake of making visual art.)

Filmmaking at the time had no original market for documentaries, that style having been outdated and abandoned since the Lumière Brothers, to give way for traditional fiction storytelling like Georges Melies and D.W. Griffith. So it's natural (and understandable) to assume Flaherty would be predispositioned to accustoming the linear fictional storytelling format of mainstream cinema and thus incorporated that into the filming of this project. The overall results aren't entirely without merit, the locations for one are real and they are really shooting in harsh subglacial temperate and having to catch difficult mind-bending shots from aboard kayaks, inside (custom designed it seems) igloos, and with minimal to no artificial lighting, this movie still is worth commemoration for setting a precedent and capturing breathtaking, evocative cinematography that at once set the standards for filmmaking to come. All the live animals you seen in the film are REAL and not bound to scripting even if some of the characters in the film are.

The film's also worth it's controversy and patronization. As one commenter pointed out when comparing it to modern day Inuit cinema Flaherty despite seeming to show genuine infatuation with the Inuk culture, seems to study them more like an entomologist would study a species of insect, in other words an outside looking in? That's a little bit creepy, and disrespectful - but it having nearly been a literal hundred years ago one can hardly blame his misplaced enthusiasm. All in all, I'd say it's like one of those films that you truly have to see, it will capture the imagination and illuminate the soul such as the poignant beauty of the igloo scene where Flaherty is demonstrating a three stage process - first there is shelter (the dome) then warmth, and finally light (the window) and truly a heart-mending aesthetic sequence. But in conjunction with the solicitous nature of near slapstick 'scripted' comical sequences such as the clown car kayak or the naivete of Nanook biting the gramophone record - this viewing experience should be taken with a grain of salt! It can't be entirely bad when it's been credited the Inuk people seemed to approve of the content upon initial first screenings - but I still have my doubts?...

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2972. Cops (1922)

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2971. Nosferatu (1922)
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2970. Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
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2969. Foolish Wives (1922)

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2968. Our Hospitality (1923)

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2967. The Wheel (1923)

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2966. Three Ages (1923)

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2965. Coeur Fidèle (1923)

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2964. The Love Nest (1923)
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2963. Safety Last! (1923)
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2962. The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923)
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2961. The Hands of Orlac (1924)

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2960. The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

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2959. The Last Laugh (1924)

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2958. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)

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2957. Greed (1924)

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2956. Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
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2955. Michael (1924)
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2954. The Gold Rush (1925)
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-The Hitcher (1986) [added 04/25/15]
-Ghosts...of the Civil Dead (1988) [added 04/17/15]
-Groundhog Day (1993) [added 02/28/15]
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-Interstellar (2014) [added 02/01/15]

[READ BEFORE YOU READ] First off, my gratitude and appreciation toward everyone who continues to read and visit this page. I'm glad it still gets exposure to this day, I put a lot of hard work into it despite the fact I keep re-arranging it and changing it. I'm grateful to everyone's patience with my fickle decision making. -For those that are newbucket list - to top all bucket lists I might add. This is the longest lasting probably cause it's the first list I've managed to upload to Listal and is thus probably my most voted on. Done as a 'counter' to the now infamous "1001 Movies to See Before You Die..." list by Steven Jay Schneider, I originally started doing this out of frustration toward some of the choices I found on that list, so this was originally my own personal 'critique' on that list. But then I got a little side-tracked and ended up getting ambitious after I found another list circulating over the internet by Movie Maniac called "ANOTHER 1001 Movies to See Before You Die..." so I expanded the list to 2002. Wondering if anybody would even care, I decided further I wanted something that nobody else could seem to touch, at least for now? And so I encouraged myself to go to 3003 after discovering yet another list that's been published by TimeOut entitled "1000 Movies That Will Change Your Life..." I gotta admit, I love the sound of that.

Personally in my own life, I've been undergoing somewhat of a spiritual awakening you might say. As elements of my personal life sometimes have to take priority over my usual hobbies which include making lists on this site, I also happen when watching these films in my off time - almost to see embedded messages that seem to be directed toward me in the experience of watching them. I like to include those insights in most of my reviews. So this is a lot more that simply my movie diary, it's more like my personal journal, and the important life lessons I'm learning and going through that seem to coincide with the films that I'm choosing to sit through on the night in question.

The criteria for this list consists of critically acclaimed and cult favorite movies I've heard about, seen, or are just now discovering. I like to read a lot of other lists on this site for reference and most of the time I'm giddy when I'm actually able to find a good to great film that I've seen that most here actually haven't heard of, but there only seems to be a few of those on here. -Much like Schneider's criteria for his list, most of these are films that deserve to be called the GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE while others are more like classic "B-movies" that just make great cinematic experiences, you just gotta see this film before you die! It seems like everywhere I go on this website I seem to keep coming in to yet more lists that provide me with yet more film titles that I've never heard of so I like to document all of them in my Reference lists for any of you whom have seen those. -So if nothing else what I'd like to suggest any of you who have a bucket list like I do, y'all can consider this your own reference source if you don't wanna read the reviews.

Yes, some of these I haven't seen yet but I'm getting to them and I've heard enough great things to keep them here until I can get around to them. -The sum of this list's entirety is made up of films that may scare you and make you cry as well as laugh, but hopefully not waste your time or insult your intelligence. Although I do include some self indulgent guilty pleasures but most of which because I'm obsessed with the concept are what I like to consider -and hopefully I'm right when you get around to seeing them- films that will change your life! Especially since they're continuing to alter my own life.

So if you like what you see and read don't forget to leave me a comment and vote (not necessarily in that order) and feel free to tell me if you agree or disagree. Or if you wanna turn me on to other movies you may want me to see. Tell me what you want me to review next, want me to watch, what you would like to see get included, petition what you would like to see excluded - even if I may disagree, you can still tell me why you hate the film. --And of course if you don't like what you see or disagree, hey, it's my personal philosophy that nobody becomes a listophile without a subconscious desire to piss people off! You're welcome!*raise middle finger*

I wanna stress I'm not a professional reviewer or critic so don't crucify me if you feel I 'got it wrong' or sound like a fucking idiot. Or if I go a little off topic with such things I like to discuss like occult symbolism and Illuminati references. Or if I tend to go off a little too long on the plot descriptions (I try to provide spoiler alerts whenever I feel I need to place one) This is usually just me trying to figure out the underlining meaning in my head. I try to focus most on what this film means to me so sorry I don't generally go into detail on filmmaking insider stuff like technical specs and production notes, and movie trivia and all that kind of stuff. Just simply what I took away from the experience - which is what I feel watching a movie should be like.

So in closing this is basically my life in film. Films I'm just now experiencing, some I've seen in childhood. Although my memory is a little fuzzy so currently I'm trying to find some of these titles so I can refresh my memories - which as you all can guess often turns out to be a bit of a let down. But overall I hope you enjoy reading -or just looking at- what I consider to be the GREATEST FILMS IN CINEMA HISTORY!!!...

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Posted: 3 years ago at Apr 28 18:03
Extraordinary! :)
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at May 31 10:28
This is great... I've read a few so far and something tells me I won't stop unless and until I read ALL!

I may never be able to rank this much but however, care to see mine?:
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jul 11 7:18
I'm not so sure about this list...

I mean, it is a great concept and there is definitely some potential but it is such a shore to go through a list made of 3000 items... Usually, when I see your list, I check the 1st page and then I just give up. I think it would work better if you split it up.

For example, JayTrotter has made some fabulous lists called
'Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films'. Instead of making one big list like you, he made 10 of them which is much more user friendly.

check it out :

I really wonder, out of the 15 people who voted, how many did actually check the whole list...

Another thing that annoys me is that it seems that you put some movies which you haven't actually seen. How do you know they are any good? Personally, I haven't seen 46% but since I never past the 1st page, I wouldn't know which movies I still have to watch...
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jul 11 15:32
From the 15, I think I was the only one who saw the whole thing... I like it and I appreciate the hard-work put into this!

@Johan: I think you forgot to read the description box on the right... I hope it will clear up everything!
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jul 20 4:09
wow....thank you for reminding me of them...I had seen "The Kid" funny and meaningful too
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Nov 23 13:43
Thank yous go out to everyone that's been stopping in and voting on my list, thanx so much guyz!

Sweet, I've finally made it PASSED the halfway point and am up to 54% watched!!!:)...

(Surefire sign I have WAY TOO MUCH time on my hands?)
Edit: 2 years, 6 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Apr 9 16:54
Amazing work! Thank you for your work!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Apr 9 16:58
You've made a big mistake. You said that Billy Wilder dirested It Happened One Night. It was Frank Capra.
Posted: 12 months ago at May 23 22:31
its a really long list but cool notheless, i find it kinda sad that you put so much work to it and so many views but yet only a few people were not lazy enough to press the vote button.
Posted: 5 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 1 19:22
What is this list about?
Posted: 5 months, 2 weeks ago at Dec 8 0:57
Just read the description to the side for an explanation;)...

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