Movies You Must See Before You Die

  • Which movies do you think fit that description?


    first, of course,
    bigger, longer, and uncut: South Park the movie
    as, at least a bit, everyone around here likes SP I think nobody will disagree ;)


    the Indiana Jones row
    hey, thats just one of this classics, everybody watched. And for the time (well, the first ones) were made the movies good!


    the Lord of the Rings
    just the most recognizable fantasy epos ever created by anyone. And just everything was absolute awesome.


    Hangover 1+2
    One of the most recognizable moues of the last few years, I think


    die hard
    Hey, just one of the best acton movies...


    Please say why you think that, to make it interesting. And of course, if you disagree, just say it.

  • I'd say any of Stanley Kubrick's movies, specifically A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Those three seem to show what cinema as an art form is capable of.

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    I'd say any of Stanley Kubrick's movies, specifically A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Those three seem to show what cinema as an art form is capable of.


    Haven't seen all of The Shining, but what I have seen, has been damn good. Still haven't seen A Clockwork Orange, and I'm pissed off that I haven't, I really want to. 2001: A Space Odyssey blew my god damn mind when I finally saw it.

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    Hangover 1+2
    One of the most recognizable moues of the last few years, I think


    I think the first one was pretty good, but the second? Come on, it was the exact same movie but with a monkey, and too much Ken Jeong. I won't pitty anyone who dies before seeing The Hangover Part II.


    Drive and Memento. Those two films truly accomplish what films should do.

  • Ten by now:


    John Ford's 'The quiet man', 'The searchers' and 'The stagecoach'.
    Ernst Lubitch's 'To be or not to be'.
    Kubrick's '2001: A space oddysey'.
    Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis'.
    Sam Wood's 'A night at the opera'.
    Billy Wilder's 'Some like it hot'.
    Spielberg's 'Saving privat Ryan'.
    F.F. Copola's 'Apocalypse now'


    To be continued...

  • I guess this is no "favorite movies" topic, but we should pick movies we recommend to everybody, right?
    This would be my list:


    Memento
    Not very famous, but in my opinion one of the best movies ever make. It's so clever and you can watch it over and over again without getting bored.


    The Shawshank Redemption
    It seems to be very appealing to a wide range of people, because it's on the top of many "top movies" lists. And it deserves this. So I think you should watch it.


    Pulp Fiction
    It's not my favorite Tarantino movie, but it's a true cult classic and I think many people can understand why it had this huge impact.


    Back to the Future
    When it comes to comedy it's very difficult to pick something, because the taste of humour is so different. But I think most people can relate to "Back to the Future". From the many great comedy and fantasy movies of the 80s and early 90s this is my all time favorite and I feel like it never gets old.


    I did not choose Kubrick... especially not today. To be honest I think 2001 can be really boring. It's nothing I would recommend to everybody.

  • I have to say that when I saw '2001' I had read the book (maybe twice) before. It doesn't have to be seen as an 'entertainment movie' or 'action movie'... It's more like phylosophical stuff.


    But just as a Sci-Fi movie, it's probably the very first 'Sci' movie as it's all (except the things about the monolith) reallistic: no sound in space, respect to the light-speed in transmissions and transport, treatment of gravity in space, etc.


    And the 'Fi' part, 'predicting' microwave kitchens, flat screens and tablets, videochat, orbital space stations, shuttles,... Remember that it was shot between 1965-67, one years before the arrival to the Moon.


    And the music... The blue Danube... and Gayaneh's addagio... :]