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Few things the giraffe loves about cinema

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People who added this item 5431 Average listal rating (3765 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Tarantino's writing and direction and love of cinema


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People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Marx Bros. doing what they do best
Harpo and his harp

Chico and his piano

Groucho's wit
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People who added this item 2276 Average listal rating (1361 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Brazil (1985)
Terry Gilliam's odes to imagination (and his refusal to compromise his vision to suit others)



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People who added this item 4695 Average listal rating (3243 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
Tim Burton's dark humor


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People who added this item 680 Average listal rating (394 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Jim Henson's muppets


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People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
Tom Savini's special effects


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People who added this item 2609 Average listal rating (1712 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Life of Brian (1979)
The Pythons...then and now


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People who added this item 9243 Average listal rating (6795 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
Grevious bodily harm to Jared Leto



Thanks to drugs for the inspiration
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Generally speaking

Laughing (especially when it brings tears)


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People who added this item 5528 Average listal rating (3643 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Great stories


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People who added this item 573 Average listal rating (386 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Original ideas


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People who added this item 1819 Average listal rating (1059 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Grindhouse (2007)
Having fun


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People who added this item 116 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Finding a movie that few people know about & sharing it with others



(See also: Great underappreciated films)
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People who added this item 8548 Average listal rating (6158 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Dialogue that sticks in my head forever

(I could easily perform ALL of the dialogue with the film running on mute.)


(Coens' dialogue is always awesome)
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People who added this item 1080 Average listal rating (645 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Frankenstein (1931)
Horror in all its forms


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People who added this item 1750 Average listal rating (1141 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Zombies


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People who added this item 1243 Average listal rating (786 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
King Kong (1933)
Giant monsters


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People who added this item 840 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pandorum (2009)
Space madness

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People who added this item 1824 Average listal rating (1127 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Being left to make my own conclusions about what I watched



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People who added this item 3508 Average listal rating (2419 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Realistic romances




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People who added this item 3965 Average listal rating (2698 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Animation with soul


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Realizing that strangers aren't as strange as they seem

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People who added this item 557 Average listal rating (400 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Movies that refuse to take themselves seriously


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People who added this item 3233 Average listal rating (2092 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Finding joy in tragedy

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People who added this item 2489 Average listal rating (1649 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Stardust (2007)
Adaptations that are as good or better than the source material

(Much better than the book IMO.)

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People who added this item 2089 Average listal rating (1230 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven Samurai (1954)
Epic films that don't feel as long as they are


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When the bad guys win

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People who added this item 1679 Average listal rating (1160 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
A great spoof


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People who added this item 2381 Average listal rating (1531 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Framed narratives


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People who added this item 7255 Average listal rating (5080 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Dystopian goodness


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People who added this item 578 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Mirrormask (2005)
Seeing new worlds


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People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Duck Amuck (1953)
Breaking the 4th wall


(For more examples, see Breaking The 4th Wall list by C!pH3r)
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People who added this item 7909 Average listal rating (5737 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Arterial blood sprays

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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Actors disappearing into their characters


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People who added this item 2570 Average listal rating (1711 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Goonies (1985)
Making my inner child happy


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Mocking a bad film (at home, not in theatres)
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People who added this item 1231 Average listal rating (803 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Great suspense/twists/turns


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People who added this item 883 Average listal rating (606 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Payback (1999)
Seeing good and evil in the same character


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People who added this item 6202 Average listal rating (4209 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
A great soundtrack


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People who added this item 2626 Average listal rating (1765 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Wanted (2008)
Expectations being surpassed

(I expected to HATE Wanted & hadn't even planned on seeing it. Glad I did.)

(I typically hate sports movies)

(Rare that I like musicals too)
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The feeling I get when I've just watched something Great




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Like many of us I enjoyed eleonora's Few things I love about cinema list so much I had to create my own. Be sure to check out all other versions of this list too!

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