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Old 09-18-2008, 03:15 PM
I thought you abhorred both Tarkovsky and Godard (and you selected my absolute favorites of theirs too!). For some reason, that makes me feel good.

Agreed on Beehive. An absolute stunner, Erice needs to make more movies, I'm sure he has a surfeit of soul stored up, wouldn't want it to go to waste.

I have a bit of internal backlash on LDV since I was highly into it when I was younger and as such associate it with those times. But, no, that's unfair and it definitely deserves a spot on my list. (I even own a LDV sweatshirt...of Marcello and Anita staring behind theirselves on an impulsive ride through the countryside...sneakily and illegally made by myself on Cafepress...I also own a Persona t-shirt including the famous image of Bibi brushing Liv's hair back)
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:04 PM
More like adore those two. I had a hard time keeping Le Mepris and The Mirror off of my list.

I can't think of any Director of the Janus/Criterion milieu that I can honestly say that I abhorr. I'm something of a Begman skeptic (Persona left me pretty cold, it's probably time for a rewatch), but that's open to being remedied in the future.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:57 AM
The Seventh Seal
Battle Royal
City of God
Man Bites Dog
Pans Labyrinth
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:50 AM
top 10

1. Ran- Kirasawa
2. M- Lang
3. Nights of Caberia- Fellini
4. Diabolique-Henri Georges Clouzot
5. Eyes without a Face- George Franju
6. Audition- Takashi Miike
7. Roshamon- Kirasawa
8. Pandora's Box-G.W.Pabst
9. Raise the red Lantern- Judou- Story of Qui Jui- Not One Less-Yimou Zhang
10. Le Ceremonie- Claude Chabrol
11.In the mood for love- I had a very strong possitive reaction to this film- Wong Kar Wai
12. Woman in the Dunes- also a great book

directors Kirasawa, Felini, Polanski, Fritz Lang,Yimou Zhang, Kiyoshi Kurasawa, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Ki Duk-Kim, Trauffaut, Renoir, SERGIO LEONE, Dario Argento Luis Burnuel, Takashi Miike ---there are a lot more

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:11 PM
Hard to narrow it down to 10 favourites but here they are in no order:

Pan's Labyrinth
City of God
Chungking Express
Battle Royale
La Haine
In The Mood for Love
Brotherhood of the Wolf
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:25 PM
Farewell, home sweet home
Spring, summer, autumn, winter and spring
Howal's moving castle
I'm going home
3 colours: Blue
Amores perros
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:06 PM
La Dolce Vita
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
The 400 Blows
City of God
Amores Perros
Pierrot Le Fou
Lady Vengeance
A Bittersweet Life
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:10 PM
1. The Descent
2. Hot Fuzz
3. The Orphanage
4. Pans Labrynth
5. Shaun of the Dead
6. The Devil's Backbone
7. Brotherhood Of The Wolf
8. The Host
9. City of God
10. Battle Royale
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:57 PM
8 1/2
Fanny and Alexander
Seven Samurai
City of God
Umberto D
Raise the Red Lantern
The Rules of the Game
Au Revoir Les Enfants

I know I'm going to spring awake tonight, upset about something I left off.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:19 AM
The Sacrifice
Human Resources
Les Fils
Help ( Lat Sui Wu Cheng i think is the Chinese title )
City of Lost Children
Dreamlife of Angels

freak it , it's 11 , it's hard to choose

Series ( will just list 3 for now )

Survivors ( original )
The Tripods( the Matrix trilogy ripped this off wholesale )
The Kingdom
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:55 AM
The Seventh Seal
Aguirre, Wrath of God
Throne of Blood
8 1/2

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Old 02-18-2009, 10:12 AM
1. La Double Vie de Véronique
2. Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain
3. À la Folie... Pas du Tout
4. Sommarnattens Leende
5. Une Femme est une Femme
6. La Règle du Jeu
7. Die Puppe
8. Cet Obscur Objet du Désir
9. Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo
10. Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo

I have the movie Sedmikrásky on order and I predict that will be on this list when I see it.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:12 PM
Favourite Foreign Films

I'd have a problem, I think, even narrowing it down to a top 100, so here are the twenty foreign films that I've seen most recently and loved:

La Grande Illusion
Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
Tell No One
Ballad Of A Soldier
The Counterfeiters
Dr Mabuse Der Spieler
All About My Mother
Ensemble C'Est Tout
Lust Caution
The Cranes Are Flying
Le Doulos
Fanfan La Tulipe
La Ronde (The Max Ophuls version)
Russian Ark
Goodbye Lenin
Carmen (Carlos Saura)
Le Souffle Au Coeur
Y Tu Mama Tambien
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:32 AM
1. Children Of Paradise
2. Rules Of The Game
3. Seven Samurai
4. Tokyo Story
5. Aguirre: The Wrath Of God
6. Fanny And Alexander
7. Z
8. The Testament Of Dr. Mabuse
9. Bicycle Thieves
10. Persona

Runners Up:

A Man Escaped
The Seventh Seal
Le Cercle Rouge
Army Of Shadows
The Battle Of Algiers
Nobody Knows
Classe Tous Risques
Floating Weeds
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:20 PM
Can't forget LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:57 PM
Update 4 Years Later:

1.) Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman
2.) The Battle of Algiers (1966) Gillo Pontecorvo
3.) Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) Werner Herzog
4.) The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) Carl Theodor Dreyer
5.) The Grand Illusion (1937) Jean Renoir
6.) The World of Apu (1959) Satyajit Ray
7.) Children of Paradise (1945) Marcel Carne
8.) Sansho The Bailiff (1954) Kenji Mizoguchi
9.) Andrei Rublev (1966) Andrei Tarkovsky
10.) Ikiru (1952) Akira Kurosawa

Runners up, rounding out the top 50:
The 400 Blows (1959) Francois Truffaut
8 1/2 (1963) Federico Fellini
Alexandr Nevsky (1938) Sergei Eisenstein
Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (1974) Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Aniki Bobo (1942) Manoel de Oliveira
Au Hasard Balthazar (1965) Robert Bresson
Bicycle Thieves (1948) Vittorio De Sica
Breathless (1960) Jean-Luc Godard
Che (2008) Steven Soderbergh
City of God (2003) Fernando Meirelles
Claire's Knee (1971) Eric Rohmer
The Conformist (1970) Bernardo Bertolucci
Cries and Whispers (1972) Ingmar Bergman
Day for Night (1974) Francois Truffaut
Day of Wrath (1943) Carl Theodor Dreyer
The Decalogue (1989) Krzysztof Kieslowski
Diary of A Country Priest (1951) Robert Bresson
The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie (1972) Luis Bunuel
Europa (1992) Lars Von Trier
Fanny and Alexander (1983) Ingmar Bergman
Gomorrah (2008) Matteo Garrone
Kings of The Road (1976) Wim Wenders
L'Atalante (1934) Jean Vigo
La Dolce Vita (1960) Federico Fellini
Last Tango in Paris (1973) Bernardo Bertolucci (sort of)
Last Year at Marienbad (1961) Alain Resnais
Le Fils (2002) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
The Leopard (1963) Luchino Visconti
Lucia (1968) Humberto Solas
Man With The Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) Tomas Gutierrez Alea
The Mirror (1975) Andrei Tarkovsky
Mother and Son (1998) Aleksandr Sokurov
Pierrot Le Fou (1965) Jean-Luc Godard
Pixote (1981) Hector Babenco
Playtime (1967) Jacques Tati
The Rules of The Game (1939) Jean Renoir
The Sacrifice (1986) Andrei Tarkovsky
Scenes from A Marriage (1974) Ingmar Bergman
Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa
Shoah (1985) Claude Lanzmann
Stray Dog (1949) Akira Kurosawa
Stroszek (1977) Werner Herzog
A Time to Live and A Time to Die (1986) Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujiro Ozu
Ugetsu (1953) Kenji Mizoguchi
Umberto D (1952) Vittorio De Sica
Wages of Fear (1953) Henri-Georges Clouzot
A Woman in The Dunes (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara
Weekend (1967) Jean-Luc Godard
Wild Strawberries (1957) Ingmar Bergman
Wings of Desire (1988) Wim Wenders
Yeelen (1987) Souleymane Cisse
Z (1969) Costa-Gavras

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Old 05-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Funny that so many of us are listing the same handful of movies.

Originally Posted by 53rdand3rd View Post
I have the movie Sedmikrásky on order and I predict that will be on this list when I see it.
One of the most obnoxious movies I've ever seen. I had to see it with the director there and really had to fight the urge to taunt and boo her until my throat was sore.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:22 PM
1. La Dolce Vita
2. Rashomon
3. Oldboy
4. The Seventh Seal
5. M
6. Ikiru
7. Ugetsu
8. Persona
9. The Wages of Fear
10. Le Samourai

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:43 PM
-Haute Tension
-Almost Anything by Ken Loach
-The Promise
-The House of Flying Daggers
-Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
-Musa: The Warrior
-Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
-Jet Li's Fearless
-Kung-Fu Hustle
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:24 PM
1. I Saw the Devil
2. Carlos
3. Life is Beautiful
4. City of God
5. La Haine
6. Pan's Labyrinth
7. Hana-Bi
8. Malena
9. Fallen Angels
10. As it is in Heaven

Ten Runners Up
1. The Lives of Others
2. Y Tu Mama Tambien
3. Oldboy
4. The Baader Meinhof Complex
5. Che
6. Gommorah
7. A Prophet
8. La Strada
9. Bicycle Thieves
10. Amelie

Only including non English speaking films.

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Old 05-16-2011, 07:57 PM

Aguirre, The Wrath of God
Au Revoir les Enfants
The Sacrifice
Fanny and Alexander
The Son
The Lives of Others
The White Ribbon
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Old 08-07-2011, 11:39 PM
Here's mine:

1 Per Country:

1. Sansho The Bailiff (Japan)
2. The Mirror (Russia)
3. Persona (Sweden)
4. The 400 Blows (France)
5. Aguirre, The Wrath Of God (Germany)
6. Landscape In The Mist (Greece)
7. The Spirit Of The Beehive (Spain)
8. The Conformist (Italy)
9. Werckmeister Harmonies (Hungary)
10. Goodbye Dragon Inn (Taiwan)
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:43 AM
Well all of these movies are Colombian films but I think they're magnificent.

1.Maria full of grace
2.Paraiso Travel
3.Perro Come Perro
4.Soñar no cuesta nada
6.Rosario Tijeras
7.El Rey
8. El Colombian dream
9.La Pena Maxima
10.La Ministra
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:24 AM
Just a few, more than 10 though. why not? Thanks for bumpin this.

Top 10 in no particular order.

Cinema Paradiso
Le Samourai
La Dolce Vita
The Last Emperor
The 400 Blows
Army of Shadows
Joint Security Area
City of God

The ones that almost made it, and may actually belong on this list and appear on my top 10 when i'm in a different mood:

8 1/2
Band of Outsiders
Chungking Express
Turtles Can Fly
And much much more... lol
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:25 AM
I was coming in here to post my list, but then I remembered that I was the one who bumped the thread.

I'm so silly sometimes.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:36 AM
Originally Posted by Matchbox225 View Post
I was coming in here to post my list, but then I remembered that I was the one who bumped the thread.

I'm so silly sometimes.
Nice bump! Any updates?
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:38 PM
1. Pans Labyrinth
2. Hard Boiled
3. Princess Mononoke
4. Battle Royale
6. Shaun of the dead
7. Hot fuzz
8. Sprited Away
9. The Killer
10. Cabin in the sky
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Originally Posted by nicobinho View Post
Well all of these movies are Colombian films but I think they're magnificent.

1.Maria full of grace
That's the only one that I've seen but it's really terrific and moving.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:05 PM
1. Le Samourai
2. The 400 Blows
3. Ran
4. In the Mood For Love
5. Breathless
6. Andrei Rublev
7. The Decalogue
8. Tokyo Story
9. Wild Strawberries
10. Spirited Away

Had to leave so many off.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:43 AM
1. Ong Bak
2. Haute Tension
3. Matyrs
4. Inside
5. The Warrior King
6. Project A
7. Mesrine Part 1
8. Dead Snow
9. Let the Right One In
10. The Orphanage

Runners up:
Anything with Jackie Chan/Jet Li/Tony Jaa/Donnie Yen :-)
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:45 AM
Pan's Labyrinth

One of the most over-rated films I've seen. I mean it was alright, but wasn't as spectacular as everyone was saying!
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:41 PM
Leone's spaghetti Westerns don't count for me, as it seems they were never meant to be seen strictly in Italian (hell, all the actors spoke in their mother tongues - regardless of the language - when shooting them to begin with ). They're more like 'neutral' films.

Anway, my Top 10 (in no particular order):

- "Fanny and Alexander"
- "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie"
- "La Dolce Vita"
- "Persona"
- "L'Eclisse"
- "Viridiana"
- "The Mirror"
- "The Four Hundred Blows"
- "Les Caribiniers"
- "Amarcord"

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:06 AM
Haven't seen these mentioned so I thought it might be nice to throw them in the mix:

My Life As A Dog (Sweden)
Burnt By The Sun (I and II) (Russia)
Satantango, Werckmeister Harmonies (Czech)
Ten Canoes (Dutch/Australian Aboriginal)
Atanarjuat (Inuit)
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:39 AM
My odd list.

1. Confessions
2. Himala (Miracle)
3. City of God
4. Ran
5. Downfall
6. Il Posto
7. Spirited Away
8. Maynila: Sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag
9. Amelie
10. The Passion of Joan of Arc
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:37 AM
Asian cinema update:

- Maborosi
- Hana-Bi
- Sonatine
- Woman In The Dunes
- Harakiri
- Sansho The Bailiff

Chinese films (China, HK, Taiwan)
- Farewell My Concubine
- Yi Yi
- Still Life
- To Live
- A City Of Sadness
- The Hole
- The Blue Kite

- The Scent of the green papaya (vietnam)
- Uncle Boonmee who can recall his past lives (thailand)
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:56 AM
8 1/2
Girl on a bridge
In the mood for love
seventh seal
kung fu hustle
city of god
cabinet of dr. caligari
high tension

I love the entire antoine doinel series, I can't single out just one.
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:42 PM

Seven Samurai
13 Assassins
City of God
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Pan's Labrynth
The Grand Illusion
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Originally Posted by bigred760 View Post
Seven Samurai
13 Assassins
City of God
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Pan's Labrynth
The Grand Illusion
Why thumbs down?
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Hmmm . . . I didn't mean to do that. Please disregard.
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Originally Posted by bigred760 View Post
Seven Samurai
13 Assassins
City of God
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Pan's Labrynth
The Grand Illusion
Jeez, we get it, you love Italian Neorealism.

What I want to know is: what do you think of Asian cinema, particularly the work of Akira Kurosawa?
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