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Favorite Films

List your favorite films. Open the kimono.

No particular order…

Taxi Driver
Robocop
The Castle
The Terminator
Casino
Goodfellas
Heat
Fargo
No Country for Old Men
The Big Lebowski
Inglourious Basterds
Pulp Fiction
12 Angry Men
Platoon
Dr Strangelove
A Fish Called Wanda
Life of Brian
Parenthood
L’armée des ombres
Der Untergang
Saving Private Ryan
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Scarface
Chopper
The Untouchables
The Shining
L.A. Confidential
Chinatown
Stand By Me
The Princess Bride
Predator
Die Hard
Midnight in Paris
Knight of Cups

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Raising Arizona is my favorite film.

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Taxi Driver
Mannen på Taket
A Serious Man
It’s Such a Beautiful Day
Gegen die Wand
Uncut Gems
Once Upon a Time in America
Boogie Nights
Night Falls on Manhattan
Prime Cut
Goodfellas
Half Nelson
Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia
The Irishman
Blue Collar
Prince of the City
Nightcrawler
Knight of Cups

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Sans Soleil
Akira
Heat
Election
No Country For Old Men
Fallen Angels
The Thin Red Line
The Thin Blue Line
Paris, Texas
Point Blank
Taipei Story
Boiling Point
The Conversation
Stalker
2001
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Koyaanisqatsi
8 1/2
Badlands
Slacker
The Big Lebowski
Army of Shadows
Godfather II
Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia
The Long Goodbye
Unforgiven
Princess Mononoke
Blade Runner
In A Lonely Place
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Alien
The Mission (1999)
The American Friend
Thief
Glengarry Glenn Ross
L’Argent
Adaptation
The Exorcist
Vertigo
Ash Is Purest White
The Hustler
The Thing
Repo Man
The Shining
Seven Samurai
Knight of Cups

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Robocop
Persona
Terminator
Le Samurai
Fargo
Blader Runner
Alien
Aliens
Once upon a time in Hollywood
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Unforgiven
Aguirre
Mannen på taket
Knight of Cups

And a bunch more I can’t remember right now.

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Everybody look at this fancypants.

If I had to pick a Bergman it would be like Winter Light or Hour of the Wolf.

Wild Strawberries maybe?

I mean, it’s your list. It’s just surprising to see Persona on it. It’s a ‘good’ movie, but it’s not a good movie.

Arnaud Desplechin’s Comment je me suis disputé (ma vie sexuelle) / Trois Souvenirs de ma jeunesse / Un conte de Noël
Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop / Total Recall
Martin Scorsese’s Casino / Goodfellas / The Wolf of Wall Street
PTA’s There Will be blood / The Master / Phantom Thread
JP Melville’s L’armée des ombres
Brian de Palma’s Phantom of the Paradise / The Untouchables
Otomo’s Akira
Miyazaki’s My neighbour Totoro
Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line / The New World / The tree of life
Fellini’s La Dolce Vita/ 8 1/2
William Friedkin’s Sorcerer
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner / Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049
Tony Scott’s The Hunger / The last Boyscout / True Romance
Michael Mann’s Miami Vice / Black Hat
John Woo’s Hard Boiled
Sergio Leone’s Once upon a time in the west
Takeshi Kitano’s Hana Bi/ Sonatine / Kids Return
David Lynch’s Blue Velvet / Lost Highway / Mullholand Drive
John Mc Tiernan’s Predator / Die Hard 1&3
Shane Black’s Lethal Weapon/ Kiss kiss Bang Bang / The nice guys
James Gray’s Two lovers
Spielberg’s The Last Crusade
Reitman’s Ghostbuster
Malick Knight of Cups
I’m pretty sure I’m forgetting plenty but those ones I saw dozens and dozens of time and/or they’ve made a indelible impression on me and/or I quote them all the time.
Also I really like violence.

EDIT: Eugene you scoundrel! I haven’t even seen KoC. What if I love it? Then your joke falls apart!

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:scruffy:

Total Recall
Terminator
Terminator II
Pulp Fiction
Aliens
Raiders
Lebowski
Goodfellas
LA Confidential
Predator
A Few Good Men
True Romance
Die Hard
The Rock
Knight of Cups

Also:

Beverly Hills Cop 2
Eyes Wide Shut
The Thing
Burn After Reading
Fargo
Days of Thunder
American Psycho
Deep Blue Sea
Out of Sight
The Rocketeer
Wall Street
Enemy of the State
The Usual Suspects
Blade Runner
Starship Troopers
Back to the Future (all three)
Boogie Nights

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I think Persona is my favorite Bergman. There’s so many cool things in there.

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You do you, buddy.

Beverly Hills Cop 1 & 2
The Big Lebowski
True Romance
King of Comedy
Life of Brian
Young Adult
Knight of Cups

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Def Beverly Hills Cop 2, I forgot about that.

A perhaps controversial addition, Days of Thunder. That movie has it all.

Also Last Boy Scout and perhaps even Enemy of the State. Tony Scott was a great, great man.

Another late entry: Eyes Wide Shut

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I made a chronological list and got a bit carried away.
Anyways here goes:
1920s:
Sherlock Jr. / La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc
1930s:
L’Age d’Or / Call Her Savage / Le Roman de Renard
Bringing Up Baby / The Rules of the Game
1940s:
His Girl Friday / Citizen Kane / Double Indemnity
Children of Paradise / Black Narcissus / Letter from an Unknown Woman
1950s:
All About Eve / Sunset Blvd. / La Ronde
Night of the Hunter / Street of Shame / Wild Strawberries
Sweet Smell of Success / The Music Room / North by Northwest / The Tingler
1960s:
Psycho / Through a Glass Darkly / The Exterminating Angel
High and Low / Dr. Strangelove… / Toby Dammit / L’Armée des Ombres
1970s:
The Devils / Cabaret / Amarcord
Day for Night / The Long Goodbye / The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Network / Taxi Driver / All the President’s Men / Eraserhead
Invasion of the Body Snatchers / Alien / Zombie Flesh Eaters
1980s:
The Thing / Videodrome / Ghostbusters
Tampopo / Clue / Blue Velvet
Big Trouble in Little China / Robocop / My Neightbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service / Road House
1990s:
Goodfellas / Miller’s Crossing / Short Cuts
Ed Wood / Lone Star / Boogie Nights
L.A. Confidential / Starship Troopers / After Life
2000:
Talk to Her / The Cat Returns
2010:
Inherent Vice
Knight of Cups

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Oh,
I need to add Totoro, Kikis Delivery Service and 2001.

Edit: I saw Persona in a theatre, I think it’s one of the movies where that has made the most difference.

Shit, I forgot that one. My favorite Kubrick with Barry Lyndon.

OH AND
Bondarchuk’s War and Peace / Waterloo

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