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Added by Citizen Caine on 21 Feb 2013 06:28
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Films I've Seen In 2013 - Best To Worst

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People who added this item 6385 Average listal rating (4367 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)


What's there to say that hasn't been said about The Godfather? Perhaps THE American masterwork, although it's heart is of course Italian. I think you'd struggle to find many 3 hours films that can hold an audience's attention throughout it's entire duration. My favourite scenes? I'll pick just two. I'll pick Michael's nerve-filled preparation for the double-assassination of Sollozzo and McCluskey - the way Coppola tricks us into thinking that the gun may have been removed from it's set position in the bathroom, if it was even left there at all, is a stroke of pure genius. The climax of the film is also incredible. We have the baptism scene, the literal baptism of the latest member of the Corleone family as well as Michael's symbolic baptism as the new Don, affirming his vows whilst his enemies are eliminated. It's a beautifully rich film, both in colour and in substance with some superb, effortless performances.
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People who added this item 3272 Average listal rating (2123 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Oldboy (2003)


One of those films that occasionally comes along and blows your mind, whilst simultaneously reaffirming your love for films. Oldboy is incredible, it had me gripped from the very beginning and left me breathless by the end. One of my goals this year is to explore Korean cinema so seeing this was a no-brainer. Mind-bending and exciting revenge thriller it may be, it's also essentially a Greek tragedy, and a brilliantly presented and performed one at that - Min-sik Choi is a captivating anti-hero, whilst Ji-tae Yu is equally as impressive as the tragic villain. I need to see the other two parts of Chan-wook Park's revenge trilogy now, this is amazing. An instant favourite.
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People who added this item 1493 Average listal rating (1034 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2


What sets this apart from the two other films in Leone's Dollars trilogy is that it's a study of the villain and not Eastwood's "Man With No Name". And it's all the more interesting and rewarding because of it. Gian Maria Volontรจ turns in an incredible performance as Indio, full of both wickedness and pathos, his motive for murder being steeped in tragedy. Easily Leone's most poetic spaghetti-western after Once Upon A Time In The West, with one of Morricone's finest scores to move it along. Sweeping, provocative, dreamlike cinema.
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People who added this item 771 Average listal rating (443 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1717 Average listal rating (1073 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 2588 Average listal rating (1601 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 336 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Cross of Iron (1977)
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People who added this item 892 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
Badlands (1973)
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People who added this item 2705 Average listal rating (1816 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 700 Average listal rating (421 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.7
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People who added this item 5280 Average listal rating (3633 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
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People who added this item 8621 Average listal rating (6211 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.9
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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People who added this item 851 Average listal rating (538 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.2


Terrific. A concisely told, beautifully shot movie, detailing a forgotten campaign of World War II - the Kokoda Track, as a battalion of inexperienced, amateur Australian soldiers face the full invasion force of the Japanese, outnumbered at 10 to 1. The harsh, claustrophobic, horrific and brutal conditions of jungle-warfare are brilliantly captured here ('Apocalypse Now' on a budget, if you will), suitably tense in all the right places whilst adding a few subtle injections of patriotism, without the need for flag-waving melodrama (ร  la 'Saving Private Ryan'). The characterisations and character developments are wholly believable, whilst seemingly endless amounts of haunting images make for captivating viewing - good score too. Hollywood take note.
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People who added this item 282 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.1


The film that inspired Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 film, 'Drive', 'The Driver' is an iconic and stylish movie in its own right. It's easy to see where Refn took his influences from (a 360ยฐ hallway shot is lifted directly from this film). Ryan O'Neal's Driver is just as enigmatic as his successor, Ryan Gosling, an aloof, introverted individual involved in a violent game of cat and mouse with bent detective, Bruce Dern and beautiful, if mysterious, witness, Isabelle Adjani (her English-language film debut). There is double crossing and murder aplenty as the Driver goes all out to avoid getting caught in the trap and the impressive car chases rival anything from 'Bullitt'. Very good stuff. A classic of the genre for sure.
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (103 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 739 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 2162 Average listal rating (1570 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 529 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 1152 Average listal rating (769 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (204 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Hang 'Em High (1968)
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People who added this item 778 Average listal rating (511 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Scanners (1981)
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People who added this item 6456 Average listal rating (4578 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 9308 Average listal rating (6843 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
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People who added this item 1607 Average listal rating (988 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 982 Average listal rating (628 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 270 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Freshman (1990)
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People who added this item 895 Average listal rating (528 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (256 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Django (1966)
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 2831 Average listal rating (1999 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 177 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.5


Perhaps the finest B-movie ever made. Superb.
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People who added this item 393 Average listal rating (286 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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As always, a work in progress. I'll add comments as and when I have time.

2012 List : www.listal.com/list/films-ive-seen-2012
2011 List : www.listal.com/list/films-ive-seen-2011
2010 List : www.listal.com/list/films-ive-seen-2010

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