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Few things the giraffe loves about cinema

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Tarantino's writing and direction and love of cinema


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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 2227 Average listal rating (1300 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 4632 Average listal rating (3128 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
Tim Burton's dark humor


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People who added this item 663 Average listal rating (381 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Jim Henson's muppets


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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
Tom Savini's special effects


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People who added this item 2550 Average listal rating (1642 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 9095 Average listal rating (5806 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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Borat (2006)
Laughing (especially when it brings tears)


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People who added this item 5497 Average listal rating (3505 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Great stories


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People who added this item 565 Average listal rating (380 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Original ideas


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People who added this item 1818 Average listal rating (1049 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



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People who added this item 8404 Average listal rating (5422 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 1039 Average listal rating (608 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Frankenstein (1931)
Horror in all its forms


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People who added this item 1701 Average listal rating (1079 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Zombies


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People who added this item 1197 Average listal rating (744 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
King Kong (1933)
Giant monsters


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People who added this item 825 Average listal rating (543 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pandorum (2009)
Space madness

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People who added this item 1810 Average listal rating (1102 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 3481 Average listal rating (2309 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Realistic romances




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People who added this item 3860 Average listal rating (2530 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Animation with soul


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People who added this item 6432 Average listal rating (4262 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
Realizing that strangers aren't as strange as they seem

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People who added this item 553 Average listal rating (389 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 3196 Average listal rating (2015 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Finding joy in tragedy

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People who added this item 2473 Average listal rating (1594 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 2013 Average listal rating (1137 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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People who added this item 4042 Average listal rating (2633 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
When the bad guys win

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People who added this item 1648 Average listal rating (1122 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
A great spoof


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People who added this item 2349 Average listal rating (1501 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Framed narratives


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People who added this item 7184 Average listal rating (4682 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Dystopian goodness


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People who added this item 571 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Mirrormask (2005)
Seeing new worlds


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People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Breaking the 4th wall


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People who added this item 7824 Average listal rating (5102 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Arterial blood sprays

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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Actors disappearing into their characters


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People who added this item 2524 Average listal rating (1649 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 1204 Average listal rating (775 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Great suspense/twists/turns


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People who added this item 877 Average listal rating (597 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Seeing good and evil in the same character


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People who added this item 6081 Average listal rating (3901 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
A great soundtrack


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People who added this item 2614 Average listal rating (1722 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Wanted (2008) (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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