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People who added this item 3609 Average listal rating (2428 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1




Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen

With: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

Plot: Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
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People who added this item 3394 Average listal rating (2069 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5




Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Plot: During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.
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People who added this item 1728 Average listal rating (1253 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
In Bruges (2008)




Directed by: Martin McDonagh

With: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Clémence Poésy

Plot: Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
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People who added this item 2775 Average listal rating (1834 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Oldboy (2003)




Directed by: Chan-wook Park

With: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang

Plot: After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.
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People who added this item 3832 Average listal rating (2578 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2




Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

With: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Plot: "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
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People who added this item 1634 Average listal rating (1004 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6




Directed by: Terrence Malick

With: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte

Plot: Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

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People who added this item 4752 Average listal rating (3265 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3




Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

With: Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender

Plot: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
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People who added this item 4938 Average listal rating (3425 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5




Directed by: Frank Darabont

With: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse

Plot: The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
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People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
Still Walking (2008)




Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda

With: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Yoshio Harada

Plot: Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.
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People who added this item 1103 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.2
Stalker (1979)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Plot: A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.
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People who added this item 294 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Nostalgia (1983)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Oleg Yankovskiy, Erland Josephson, Domiziana Giordano

Plot: The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world.
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People who added this item 1088 Average listal rating (656 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
The New World (2005)




Directed by: Terrence Malick

With: Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale

Plot: The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
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People who added this item 2056 Average listal rating (1438 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
The Thing (1982)




Directed by: John Carpenter

With: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David

Plot: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.
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People who added this item 344 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.3




Directed by: Béla Tarr

With: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla

Plot: The story takes place in a small provincial town on the Hungarian Plain. The weather is bitterly cold (seventeen degrees Celsius below zero) but no snow has fallen. Despite this, hundreds of bewildered men stand around a circus trailer (or corrugated iron box) in the main square, waiting to see the main attraction.
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Ascent (1977)




Directed by: Larisa Shepitko

With: Boris Plotnikov, Vladimir Gostyukhin, Sergey Yakovlev

Plot: Two Soviet partisans depart their starving band on a short march to a nearby farm to get supplies. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.
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People who added this item 982 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Solaris (1972)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Plot: A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.
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People who added this item 419 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 8.7
Harakiri (1962)




Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Ishihama, Shima Iwashita

Plot: An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.4




Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

With: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô

Plot: The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.
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People who added this item 4791 Average listal rating (3261 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Departed (2006)




Directed by: Martin Scorsese

With: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

Plot: An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.
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People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8




Directed by: Béla Tarr

With: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos

Plot: A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.
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People who added this item 6111 Average listal rating (4106 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4




Directed by: Sam Mendes

With: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch

Plot: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.
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People who added this item 1756 Average listal rating (1025 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.7
Seven Samurai (1954)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima

Plot: A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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People who added this item 579 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Ikiru (1952)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori

Plot: A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
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People who added this item 1153 Average listal rating (748 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Shame (2011)




Directed by: Steve McQueen

With: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale

Plot: In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.
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People who added this item 788 Average listal rating (504 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
La haine (1995)




Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz

With: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui

Plot: After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies.
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People who added this item 3605 Average listal rating (2299 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3




Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

With: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

Plot: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
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People who added this item 5427 Average listal rating (3679 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6




Directed by: Steven Spielberg

With: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore

Plot: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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People who added this item 5249 Average listal rating (3498 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Donnie Darko (2001)




Directed by: Richard Kelly

With: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell

Plot: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
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People who added this item 720 Average listal rating (382 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7




Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

With: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani

Plot: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.
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People who added this item 589 Average listal rating (391 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bottle Rocket (1996)




Directed by: Wes Anderson

With: Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Ned Dowd

Plot: Focusing on a trio of friends and their elaborate plan to pull off a simple robbery and go on the run.
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Directed by: Michel Gondry

With: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson

Plot: A couple undergo a procedure to erase each other from their memories when their relationship turns sour, but it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with.
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People who added this item 1120 Average listal rating (806 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1




Directed by: Steve McQueen

With: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o

Plot: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Promise (1996)




Directed by: Dardenne Brothers

With: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo

Plot: Igor and his father, Roger, are making a decent living renting apartments to illegal immigrants and sometimes working them illegally.
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People who added this item 901 Average listal rating (497 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Ran (1985)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

Plot: An elderly lord abdicates to his three sons, and the two corrupt ones turn against him.
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People who added this item 2861 Average listal rating (1829 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
City of God (2002)




Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

With: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino

Plot: Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.
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Directed by: Andrew Dominik

With: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell

Plot: Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.
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People who added this item 910 Average listal rating (544 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7




Directed by: Chan-wook Park

With: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim

Plot: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.2




Directed by: Béla Tarr

With: Miroslav Krobot, Tilda Swinton, Erika Bók

Plot:One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbour, witnesses a terrible event. He is just watching the arrival of the last ferry at night from his control room on top of a high iron traverse from where he can see the whole bay. Suddenly he notices that the first of the disembarking passengers, a tall thin figure (a certain Brown as it will turn out later) leaves the harbour, but not on the usual route.
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People who added this item 3234 Average listal rating (2225 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Snatch (2000)




Directed by: Guy Ritchie

With: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro

Plot: Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
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People who added this item 2215 Average listal rating (1351 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Fountain (2006)




Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

With: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas

Plot: Spanning three parallel stories over a millennium, 'The Fountain' is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.
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People who added this item 504 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Andrei Rublev (1966)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolay Grinko

Plot: The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2




Directed by: Zhangke Jia

With: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao

Plot: Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.
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People who added this item 369 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
The Sacrifice (1986)




Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

With: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall

Plot: At the dawn of World War III, a man searches for a way to restore peace to the world and finds he must give something in return.
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People who added this item 4175 Average listal rating (2670 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Taxi Driver (1976)




Directed by: Martin Scorsese

With: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd

Plot: A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
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People who added this item 920 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5




Directed by: Charlie Kaufman

With: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams

Plot: A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
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People who added this item 2010 Average listal rating (1189 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Brazil (1985)




Directed by: Terry Gilliam

With: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro

Plot: A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.
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People who added this item 767 Average listal rating (464 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7




Directed by: Chan-wook Park

With: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae

Plot: A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.
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Directed by: Ki-duk Kim

With: Ki-duk Kim, Yeong-su Oh, Jong-ho Kim

Plot: On an isolated lake, an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has also a young boy with him who learns to become a monk. And we watch as seasons and years pass by.
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Pale Flower (1964)




Directed by: Masahiro Shinoda

With: Ryô Ikebe, Mariko Kaga, Takashi Fujiki

Plot: Muraki, a hardboiled Yakuza gangster, has just been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Revisiting his old gambling haunts, he meets Saeko, a striking young upper-class woman who is out seeking thrills, and whose presence adds spice to the staid masculine underworld rituals.
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People who added this item 587 Average listal rating (397 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
A Prophet (2009)




Directed by: Jacques Audiard

With: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif

Plot: A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.
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My Favorite Actors
My Favorite Directors


Honorable Mentions:
- Se7en
- The Seventh Seal


Recurring Directors:
Andrei Tarkovsky: 5 Films
Akira Kurosawa: 3 Films
Bela Tarr: 3 Films
Chan-wook Park: 3 Films
Terrence Malick: 2 Films
Masaki Kobayashi: 2 Films
Steve McQueen: 2 Films
Martin Scorsese: 2 Films
Coen Brothers: 2 Films

Decades:
2010s: 4 Films
2000s: 20 Films
1990s: 8 Films
1980s: 5 Films
1970s: 5 Films
1960s: 6 Films
1950s: 2 Films
1940s: 0 Films
1930s: 0 Films



Countries:
USA: 21 Films
Japan: 6 Films
France: 4 Films
Korea: 4 Films
UK: 3 Films
Russia: 6 Films
Sweden: 1 Films
Brazil: 1 Film
Hungary:3 Films
China:1 Film

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Oct 15 2:03
I admire your taste. Lots of great movies here. I'm a little surprised that you prefer Dark Knight Rises to Dark Knight, although I think both are excellent. Nice list.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Nov 10 11:06
Great list and awesome presentation! Bravo!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Dec 21 9:08
Awesome list the only movie on your list I didn't care for was City of God. For some reason that films magic is lost on me. Everyone I know who's seen it seems to love it I just don't get the love for it, anyways very cool list.
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Dec 27 9:11
Nice selections, but they're curiously one-sided, don't you think?

Anyway, Moon is definitely a classic. Reminded me I have to watch it again!
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jan 14 11:55
Some great choices! All movies I have, or would watch!
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jan 14 15:03
you have some great personnal choices and some of your choices are similar as my top 100 list and that's very logic because they are excellent movie's.the difference with my list and your list it's that i love more action movie's then drama and i've put 4 of my favorite movie's that i'd love since i was a kid like The Time Machine (1960) War Of The World (1953) The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad (1973) Clash Of The Titans (1981) very great work man : )
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jan 27 22:03
I have Solaris at almost the exact same spot on my list (#38). Otherwise almost nothing in common =P
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Feb 3 8:04
Great list man, take a bow. I just loved it
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Feb 11 9:38
some of my favorites is in this list.
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Jun 3 11:56
I stole this, dickdumb.
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Jun 3 12:00
That's fine, the setup is nice. Thank you
Edit: 1 year, 12 months ago
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at Jan 11 10:45
Some excellent films here :) How about Mizoguchi? Tarkovsky, Kurosawa, Godard among others have rated him the greatest Japanese master. Scorsese, Malick admirers too

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