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Few things the giraffe loves about cinema

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People who added this item 5388 Average listal rating (3732 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
Tarantino's writing and direction and love of cinema


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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (126 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 2262 Average listal rating (1349 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 4668 Average listal rating (3222 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
Tim Burton's dark humor


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People who added this item 675 Average listal rating (389 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Jim Henson's muppets


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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Maniac (1980)
Tom Savini's special effects


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People who added this item 2586 Average listal rating (1695 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 9185 Average listal rating (6742 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 5505 Average listal rating (3630 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Big Fish (2004)
Great stories


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People who added this item 570 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Original ideas


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People who added this item 1816 Average listal rating (1055 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 8492 Average listal rating (6105 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 1064 Average listal rating (636 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Frankenstein (1931)
Horror in all its forms


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People who added this item 1735 Average listal rating (1129 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.9
Zombies


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People who added this item 1230 Average listal rating (779 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
King Kong (1933)
Giant monsters


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People who added this item 835 Average listal rating (555 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Pandorum (2009)
Space madness

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People who added this item 1819 Average listal rating (1125 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 3476 Average listal rating (2392 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Realistic romances




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People who added this item 3917 Average listal rating (2654 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Animation with soul


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People who added this item 6479 Average listal rating (4453 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 556 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 3210 Average listal rating (2067 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Finding joy in tragedy

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People who added this item 2478 Average listal rating (1640 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 2052 Average listal rating (1196 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 4073 Average listal rating (2715 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
When the bad guys win

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People who added this item 1670 Average listal rating (1154 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
A great spoof


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People who added this item 2367 Average listal rating (1516 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Framed narratives


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People who added this item 7218 Average listal rating (5051 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.2
Dystopian goodness


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People who added this item 574 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Mirrormask (2005)
Seeing new worlds


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People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 8.2 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 7861 Average listal rating (5695 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Arterial blood sprays

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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Actors disappearing into their characters


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People who added this item 2556 Average listal rating (1698 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 1216 Average listal rating (791 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Great suspense/twists/turns


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People who added this item 882 Average listal rating (605 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 6153 Average listal rating (4168 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
A great soundtrack


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People who added this item 2612 Average listal rating (1753 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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