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People who added this item 3909 Average listal rating (2535 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 3670 Average listal rating (2150 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 3064 Average listal rating (1921 ratings) 8.1 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 4117 Average listal rating (2682 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 1790 Average listal rating (1042 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 1256 Average listal rating (606 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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 471 Average listal rating (234 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 229 Average listal rating (118 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
Still Walking (2008)




Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda

With: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Yoshio Harada

Plot: A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.
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People who added this item 343 Average listal rating (151 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 305 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8
Kwaidan (1964)




Directed by: Masaki Kobayashi

With: Tetsuya Nakadai, Rentarô Mikuni, Katsuo Nakamura

Plot: A collection of four Japanese folk tales with supernatural themes.
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People who added this item 1938 Average listal rating (1081 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 270 Average listal rating (144 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.4




Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi

With: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa

Plot: In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.
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People who added this item 656 Average listal rating (356 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 576 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 223 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 8.5 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 275 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 8.4 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 5269 Average listal rating (3514 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 6480 Average listal rating (4197 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 2333 Average listal rating (1555 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 122 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Wailing (2016)




Directed by: Hong-jin Na

With: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak

Plot: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
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People who added this item 4023 Average listal rating (2435 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 135 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 8.1 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 1118 Average listal rating (558 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 1227 Average listal rating (734 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Rashomon (1950)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori

Plot: A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
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People who added this item 5101 Average listal rating (3347 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 1158 Average listal rating (671 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 778 Average listal rating (393 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 5821 Average listal rating (3803 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 852 Average listal rating (517 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 387 Average listal rating (157 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 992 Average listal rating (513 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
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 5618 Average listal rating (3626 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 5211 Average listal rating (3424 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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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 994 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6




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 357 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
High and Low (1963)




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai

Plot: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
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People who added this item 1885 Average listal rating (1288 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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 106 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1




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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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 1324 Average listal rating (813 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 87 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 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 634 Average listal rating (398 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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People who added this item 489 Average listal rating (306 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1




Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

With: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada

Plot: A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
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People who added this item 4539 Average listal rating (2795 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 1542 Average listal rating (904 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.2




Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

With: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

Plot: A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
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Directed by: Cheh Chang

With: Sheng Chiang, Chien Sun, Phillip Chung-Fung Kwok

Plot: The final student of a dying martial arts master is instructed to locate the previous five students and defeat any evil ones among them.
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People who added this item 3071 Average listal rating (1893 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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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (61 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 643 Average listal rating (405 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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People who added this item 420 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
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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My Favorite Directors
My Favorite Actors

Honorable Mentions:
- Se7en
- Life of Oharu
- Wild Strawberries

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

Decades:
2010s: 4 Films
2000s: 14 Films
1990s: 8 Films
1980s: 4 Films
1970s: 5 Films
1960s: 8 Films
1950s: 5 Films
1940s: 0 Films
1930s: 0 Films



Countries:
USA: 17 Films
Japan: 12 Films
Russia: 6 Films
France: 4 Films
Korea: 4 Films
Hungary: 2 Films
China: 2 Films
UK: 1 Films
Sweden: 1 Films
Brazil: 1 Film

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Comments

Posted: 5 years 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: 4 years, 11 months ago at Nov 10 11:06
Great list and awesome presentation! Bravo!
Posted: 4 years, 10 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: 4 years, 9 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: 4 years, 9 months ago at Jan 14 11:55
Some great choices! All movies I have, or would watch!
Posted: 4 years, 9 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: 4 years, 8 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: 4 years, 8 months ago at Feb 3 8:04
Great list man, take a bow. I just loved it
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Feb 11 9:38
some of my favorites is in this list.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 3 11:56
I stole this, dickdumb.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jun 3 12:00
That's fine, the setup is nice. Thank you
Edit: 3 years, 4 months ago
Posted: 2 years, 9 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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