March 4, 2015 at 9:28AM

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Your top 5 favorite movies.

Once you're involved on the film life, im sure you've been asked this question a couple of times. "So, who's your favorite director" "Name your favorite movies" So, I want to do a little experiment were I want people to name their top five favorite movies along with a description of NO MORE than three words on how did you percieve the movie AND with the name of whoever YOU think PLAYS the best, outstanding role in the movie AT YOUR JUDGE (DP, actors, directors, etc). Not to say one person did better than the other but just to hear some personal (and probably different) opinions I'll give you guys an example:

1. American History X - Inspirational - Edward Norton
2. Oldeuboi - Unpredictable - Min- Sik choi
3. Birdman - Original - Emanuel Lubezki
4. The usual suspect - Game changer - Kevin Spacey
5. Inception - Artistically philosophical - (All the crew did insanely amazing) but Hans zimmer's music made this unique.

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1. American History X - Inspirational - Edward Norton
2. Oldeuboi - Unpredictable - Min- Sik choi
3. Birdman - Original - Emanuel Lubezki
4. The usual suspect - Game changer - Kevin Spacey
5. Inception - Artistically philosophical - (All the crew did insanely amazing) but Hans zimmer's music made this unique.

March 4, 2015 at 9:28AM

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Tommy Plesky
Director / D.P / Editor
2005

1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles). Beautifully haunting and moving with innovative narrative and use of time and space.
2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock). This film and Kane remind me why I love movies. It sticks with you because of the complexity of its story and some of the best color photography I have ever seen. Other beautiful color films I recommend are The Red Shoes, The River and Barry Lyndon.
3. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut). One of the most personal films I have ever seen and the best film about youth. Brilliant anamorphic camera work.
4. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa). The greatest of all epics. Each scene is set up in such sublime detail.
5. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick). The most painfully human of any film made by the director and one of the best pieces of emotional tragedy ever conceived.

Michael Hammock

May 1, 2015 at 7:42PM

1. Interstellar - Incredible - Hans Zimmer
2. Fight Club - Style changing - Edward Norton
3. Good Will Hunting - Emotional - Robin Williams
4. Inception - Inspiring - Christopher Nolan(directing but especially writing)
5. The Dark Knight - Thrilling - Heath Ledger
Yes I know I have a problem with Nolan. I accept it.

Joel Helmick

November 19, 2016 at 11:18PM

1- Blue Velvet (1986) - Raw psychopathy - Dennis Hopper
2- Blade Runner : The Final Cut (2007) - Amazing practical visuals - Harrison Ford
3- True Romance (1993) - Unexpected consequences - Christian Slater
4- Tree of Life (2011) - Intimate emotional icons - Brad Pitt
5- Dead Ringers (1988) - Psychological horror - Jeremy Irons

March 4, 2015 at 10:01PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Interesting McLoughlin, will watch True Romance right now

March 5, 2015 at 11:51PM, Edited March 5, 11:51PM

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Tommy Plesky
Director / D.P / Editor
2005

It's a Quentin Tarantino script directed by Tony Scott. ( Riley Scott's brother ) Supposedly the original script had a very dark ending. ( which they shot, but never used )

Guy McLoughlin

March 6, 2015 at 7:38AM

1.One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest - Best Character Study - The Whole Cast
2. Fight Club - Truly Original Look and Story - Jim Uhls, David Fincher
3. Good Will Hunting - Intimate scenes with great acting - Matt Damon, Robin Williams
4. Raging Bull - Kinetic direction, editing - Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker
5. Cool Hand Luke - Best example of anti-establishment - Donn Pearce, Frank Pierson, Paul Newman

March 6, 2015 at 2:05PM

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I recommended Cool Hand Luke the other day and the person who watched it just didn't connect with it - and it drove me absolutely nuts.

Todd Green

March 7, 2015 at 12:21PM

Interstellar (illustrated SCI-FI )
Whiplash (passion vs psycho-perfectionism finally to ecstasy)
Slumdog millionaire (story collection, angles,cuts)
Django Unchained (bloodshed beautifully justified)
Birdman ( Zero Cut Movie)
These are more or less recent ones I liked as audience.
(I am not into movie making kind of thing.)
There are many other old movies some even recent which I feel are equally gripping.

March 6, 2015 at 2:15PM

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1. The Prestige - Story Structure Masterclass - Nolan Bros
2. Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Comic Genius - Er'body
3. Indiana Jones trilogy - Captivatingly Adventurous - Spielberg / Ford
4. The Big Lebowski - You're out of your element Donny - Coens / Cast
5. Inception - Imaginative, Adventurous, Unique - Nolan
(Honorable Mentions: 2001, Fight Club, Apocalypse Now, Dr Srangelove, The Social Network, Fargo, Inglorious Basterds)

March 6, 2015 at 3:44PM

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Jacob McGrew
Writer / Director / DP
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Loved Fargo (the series) tho

Tommy Plesky

March 12, 2015 at 4:09PM

1. The Lord of The Rings Trilogy - Original Adventure - J.R.R Tolkien / Entire Crew and Cast
2. Vanilla Sky / Open Your Eyes - Inthralling Phycological Story - Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil / Cast
3. Tombstone - Sheer Western Badassery - Kurt Russell / Val Kilmer /Sam Elliot /Bill Paxton / Powers Booth
4. The Postman - Amazing Story / Perspective - Entire Crew and Cast
5. The Abyss - Inspired Creativity - James Cameron / Ed Harris

March 6, 2015 at 5:27PM

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Brandon Blackburn
Videographer / Editor
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All of these are on my top favs list, especially Tombstone and The Abyss. ( just wish Cameron had left off the Speilbergian happy ending )

Guy McLoughlin

March 6, 2015 at 8:27PM

Man, Brandon... You're awesome for putting The Postman up there! That movie gets a bad wrap, and as flawed and occasionally corny as it can be, I love the hell out of it. I'm a HUGE fan of post-apocalyptic films and westerns, and I live in Oregon, so it's one that I watch a lot. The cinematography and score are beautiful and I just think it's a fun movie. It doesn't crack my top 5, and it's not something that I hold up as a particularly great example of filmmaking, but it's definitely in the top 20 or so films that I just love to death and re-watch over and over.

David West

March 7, 2015 at 1:42AM

With the exception of Vanilla Sky (which I liked well enough but have no particular desire to re-watch), I love all the movies on your list. We probably have pretty similar taste in movies.

David West

March 7, 2015 at 1:44AM

I'm going to sort of cheat here, because three of the things that I'm listing are more than just a single film, and two encompass TV shows, but oh well.

1) The Lord of the Rings trilogy - Breathtaking, classic adventure - Whole production
2) Serenity/Firefly - Fun, spirited, libertarian - Joss Whedon
3) Into the Wild - Moving, peaceful epic - Emile Hirsch
4) True Detective - Character driven intrigue - Nic Pizzolatto
5) Die Hard - Perfect action film - Bruce Willis

It's actually really hard for me to pick my 5 favorite films... The first four things on this list are concretely my all time favorite things to watch, but it was REALLY hard to pick a fifth film. The fifth slot could have gone to The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, Django Unchained, Once Upon a Time in the West, Terminator 2, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Red Dawn, The Professional, or any number of other films that I find myself re-watching time and time again.

March 7, 2015 at 1:56AM

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David West
Filmmaker
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Always an impossible question, but fun to at least think of five of my favorites - even if they aren't my top five. Or maybe they are. Or maybe not. I never know!

1. There Will Be Blood - The Greatest Ever - Daniel Day Lewis
2. Paths of Glory - Stunning and Horrifying - Stanley Kubrick
3. Mafioso - Hilarious and Sweet - Alberto Lattuada/Sordi
4. La Strada - Madness of Love - Giulietta Masina
5. Jaws - Exciting, Frightening, Perfect - Steven Spielberg

Of course, I wish I could add Spaceballs, The Third Man, The Shining, Rope, Brazil, This Is Spinal Tap, Young Frankenstein, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Manhattan, Sleeper, Annie Hall, and a million more.

March 7, 2015 at 12:19PM

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Todd Green
Writer, Director
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1 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest - 1975 Miloš Forman
2 Casino - 1995 Martin Scorsese
3 A Star Is Born - 1976 Frank Pierson
4 Schindler’s List - 1993 Steven Spielberg
5 Ida - 2013 Paweł Pawlikowski

March 8, 2015 at 4:04PM

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Frank Kozlowski
Composer
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1. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Poetic Religious Experience - Stanley Kubrick
2. Apocalypse Now - Horrifying and Epic - Marlon Brando
3. American Beauty - Satisfying/Intricate Storyline - Alan Ball
4. Magnolia - Epic Mosaic - Paul Thomas Anderson
5. Fight Club - Hilarious, Stunning, Absorbing - Chuck Palahniuk

March 8, 2015 at 6:01PM

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M.E. Funke
Filmmaker. Writer
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an 'epic mosaic' is exactly what I would call the masterpiece that magnolia is!

Daniel Blumensev

March 11, 2015 at 6:37PM

Citizen Kane - Perfect fucking story - Orson Welles
Blade Runner - Sci-Fi perfection - Everyone
Seven - Twisting Story, Super Moody - Fincher, Freeman and Pitt!
The Lion King - It has everything - EVERYTHING
The Royal Tenenbaums - Melancholic mood - EVERYONE!

March 9, 2015 at 6:46AM

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Viktor Ragnemar
Director/Cinematographer
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1. Braveheart - selflessness - the character of William Wallace (highly fictionalized version though he be in the movie)
2. Les Mis (1998) - forgiveness - Liam Neeson
3. How to Train Your Dragon - epic - everything
4. The King's Speech - friendship - Geoffrey Rush
5. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - underrated - everything

March 9, 2015 at 12:02PM

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Difficult to pick only five. But of the moment;

1, Persona - Startling insight - Bergman (All, really)
2, 8 1/2 - Pure cinema - Fellini
3, Andrei Rublev - Majestic - Tarkovsky
4, The 400 Blows - Melancholic brilliance - Leaud
5, Taxi Driver - Perceptive madness - Scorsese/De Niro/Schrader/Chapman.

March 10, 2015 at 5:33AM

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Balthazar
English Cinephile
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I really like a lot of your list, and the whys. I've spent time studying each film.

Daniel Thoen

March 13, 2015 at 1:43AM

good list

Natig Ahmedli

May 1, 2015 at 9:26PM

I can not minimize my Top movies in 5 or even in 20 but here I give you my 3 lists of:
1. The Thin Red Line - Terrence Mallik
2. Legends of the Fall - Edward Zwick
3. Mullholand Drive - David Lynch
4. 12 Monkeys - Terry Gilliam
5. The Pianist - Roman Polanski

1. Se7en - David Fincher
2. Stay - Marc Forster
3. The Fountain - Darren Aronofsky
4. The Matrix - Wachowsky's brother
5. The Fall - Tarsem Singh

1. Life of Pi - Ang Lee
2. Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron
3. Fury - David Ayer
4. Interstellar - Christopher Nolan
5. (Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

& much more..

March 10, 2015 at 8:14AM

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Rawand Sh Jaffer
Director
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1. Chinatown - Complex, brilliant mystery - Robert Towne
2. La Dolce Vita - Gorgeous, magical cinema - Federico Fellini
3. The Rules of the Game - Beautiful subtext storytelling - Jean Renoir
4. Manhattan - Pure Woody - Woody Allen
5. The Shining - Beautiful, palpable tension - Stanley Kubrick

March 10, 2015 at 5:34PM

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2001 a Space Odyssey - Stanely Kubrick - Genius
Argo - Ben Affleck - Inspirational
Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin - Great Of Everything
The Shawshank Redemption - Roger Deakins - Visual Speaks
Amores Perros - Guillermo Arriaga - Triptych

March 10, 2015 at 10:35PM

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Sibi
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I apologize in advance, Mr. Plesky. It's impossible for me to generalize my favorite movies with single adjectives...

Interstellar - Single most amazing cinematic experience of my life. - Nolan, McConaughey, Zimmer
Gladiator - The kind of movie that gives you emotions wouldn't usually experience in real life. Really, what and how would you feel if what had happened to Maximus happened to you? - Scott, Crowe, Zimmer
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington - Pure, raw, dramatic acting and storytelling talent. - Capra, Stewart
Inception - I loved this and Nolan's previous features, but didn't become a fanboy until Interstellar. For this, just the way Nolan makes you understand abstract concepts such as physically (within your dreams) accessing someone else's mind (through their subconcious). - Nolan, Zimmer
Back to the Future - I just love the comedy in this one. And the DeLorean. - Zemeckis, Fox, Lloyd

To be frank, I'm not a heavy movie watcher, and I don't know exactly how films are supposed to tick, or what makes one type of comedy or drama better than another, but I do know when I really like a movie.

March 10, 2015 at 11:16PM

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Torsten Pearson
Writer-Director-Editor
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I undestand what you mean so no need to apologize!! It is really hard to sum it up in three words but it makes it interesting to watch people try

Tommy Plesky

March 12, 2015 at 4:12PM

1. Unforgiven - Brutal, human honesty - David Webb Peoples
2. True Grit (2010) - Language of violence - Joel and Ethan Coen
3. The Social Network - Social engineering perfected - Aaron Sorkin
4. Swimming (2000) - Sparse, indie, perfect - Lisa Bazadona
5. Goodfellas - Street corner Shakespeare - Martin Scorsese

March 11, 2015 at 1:31AM

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Clay Smith
Wannabe screenwriter, film editor, director
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LOVED True Grit. And No Country for Old Men.

Torsten Pearson

March 11, 2015 at 10:08AM

1. Magnolia - Amazing character development - Tom Cruise
2. The Shawshank Redemption - Relatable and timeless - Roger Deakins
3. Goodfellas - Fast paced slice of life from Brooklyn - Ray Liotta
4. American Beauty - Changes worldview and thought process - Alan Ball
5. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Outstanding visuals and a plot that doesn't hold your hand along the way - Ellen Kuras

March 11, 2015 at 12:05PM

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Randolph James
Director of Photography
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1. Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me - Onions have layers - David Lynch
2. Blade Runner - More human than human - Ridley Scott
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - My lifestyle choices scorched on cinema - Terry Gilliam
4. The Shining - Even Horror can be a film masterpiece - Stanley Kubrick
5. Robocop (1988) - Deceptive depth and brilliance, What is humanity? and "Can you fly, Bobby?" - Paul Verhoeven
Honorable Mention - The Empire Strikes Back - Bad motherfucker will hunt you down and beat to a pulp you no matter what corner of the galaxy you try to hide in or how popular you are with the children audience

March 11, 2015 at 12:10PM, Edited March 11, 12:10PM

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I love Paul Verhoeven's use of satire in both Robocop (1988) and Starship Troopers (1997).

Guy McLoughlin

March 11, 2015 at 1:38PM

1.The Empire Strikes Back
2. The Empire Strikes Back
3. Star Wars
4. Return Of The Jedi
5. The Dark Knight

March 11, 2015 at 12:14PM

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THE RED SHOES (1948) - Passionate, extraordinary colors - Jack Cardiff (absolutely incredible cinematography)

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) - Greatest adventure picture - Harrison Ford

POINT BLANK (1967) - Tough, enigmatic, cool - Henry Berman (extraordinary editing job)

SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (1927) - Beautiful, expressionistic, human - F.W. Murnau (his vision/direction is the stuff dreams are made of)

ANNIE HALL (1977) - Hilarious, romantic, neurotic - Woody Allen

March 11, 2015 at 12:16PM

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Max Magbee
Avid Editor
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- The Fountain - Visionary Masterpiece - Darren Aronofsky (Dir.)
- His Girl Friday - Unflinchingly quick witted - Cary Grant
- Pride & Prejudice (05) - Beautiful and subtle - Seamus McGarvy (DP)
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Heartbreaking but funny - Charlie Kaufman (Wri.)
- Wicker Park - And intriguing love story - Andre Hulme (Edi.)

March 11, 2015 at 12:25PM

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David Calderon
Indie Filmmaker
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Leaving out the other 5 is a crime, so I won't
1. The Empire Strikes Back - The love of my life
2. Speed Racer - Inspirational (as a filmmaker) and very dear to my heart.
3. Calvary - Spiritually satisfying (subjectively ofc)... which is more than I can say for almost any film regarding faith.
4. American Beauty - Life-saving
5. Boyhood - Anti Hitchcock (not that I have anything against the man or his works)
6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ('74) - Frightening to the point of my personal entrapment within each frame (wow that sounded snobbish)
6. Miami Vice - Gestural eternity, beautiful love story... So yeah... a Mann film
7. The Fellowship Of The Ring - The ultimate adventure film
8. The Lego Movie - I wish I could hug this film
9. Star Wars - The one that started it all
10. Spider-Man 2 - Oozing with confidence, every action there to service the perfect story. The only Spider-man film to "truly" give justice to my favorite superhero.

March 11, 2015 at 12:30PM

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Sorry forgot/broke some rules
1- Irvin Kershner
2- Andy and Lana Wachowski
3- Patrick Cassidy (also adding "that I've seen" to the final sentence)
4- Kevin Spacey
5- Richard Linklater
6- Tobe Hooper
6- Michael Mann
7- Howard Shore
8- Phil Lord and Chris Miller
9- George Lucas
10- Sam Raimi

Höddi

March 11, 2015 at 12:36PM

I adore the first 20 minutes or so of Speed Racer.

gerard castillo

March 11, 2015 at 5:34PM

texas is the scariest film i've ever seen

Daniel Blumensev

March 11, 2015 at 6:40PM

Persona (1966) - Ingmar Bergman
Paris Texas (1984) - Wim Wenders
Walkabout (1971) - Nicholas Roeg
The Shining (1980) - Stanley Kubrick
A Woman Under the Influence (1974) - John Cassavetes

March 11, 2015 at 12:38PM

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My kind of list

William Gutheil

March 11, 2015 at 12:51PM

The opening scenes of Walkabout (1971) are breathtaking surrealistic madness. Totally hooked me in from that point on.

Guy McLoughlin

March 11, 2015 at 1:34PM, Edited March 11, 1:33PM

1. Persona - absurd achievement of cinema - Ingmar Bergman, Sven Nykvyst
2. 8 1/5 - perfect orginal pacing - Leo Cattozzo, Frederico Fellini
3. The Master - beautifully composed film - PTA, Johnny Greenwood
4. There Will Be Blood - incredible intimate epic - PTA, Robert Elswit
5. From the Life of the Marionettes - chracter study - Ingmar Bergman

March 11, 2015 at 12:39PM

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Top Five Currently
1. Brazil, Terry Gilliam. The tyranny of lunacy
2. 2001 A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick. Sentimental attachment
3. Playtime, Jacques Tati. Life as architecture
4. Birdman, Alejandro G. Inarritu and writing team. The imagination's perspective
5. (Tie) Paris, Texas, Sam Shepard. Rebirth of the dead father. VS. You, The Living, Roy Andersson. We're all in the shit together.

March 11, 2015 at 12:49PM

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Brazil (1985) and Paris Texas (1984) are both masterpieces in their own genres.

Guy McLoughlin

March 11, 2015 at 1:30PM

1. A Hard Days Night - Influential - The Beatles
2. Run Lola Run - Original/Inspirational - Tom Tykwer & Franka Potente
3. Touch of Evil(Restored Version) - Film Noir - Orson Wells(Actor & Director)
4. Star Wars (Original Ones) - Blockbuster Masterpieces - Everything & Everyone involved in making them!!!
5. Kill Bill Vol.1 - Bloody Well Made - Quentin Tarantino.
List Needs to be expanded, I have lots MORE....

March 11, 2015 at 12:56PM

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1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - life changing - Logan Lerman
2. Her - visually marvelous - Spike Jonze (director)
3. (500) Days of Summer - anti love story - Joseph Gordon-Levitt
4. Amélie - light hearted - Bruno Delbonnel (cinematography)
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - insightful - Cate Blanchett

March 11, 2015 at 1:12PM

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Chanel Ramirez
film student
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Her (2013) and Amélie (2001) are both on my favorites list. Both films are totally character driven.

Guy McLoughlin

March 11, 2015 at 1:27PM

Ah. This is why it's so hard to pick a top 5. Her is so fantastic and 500 Days is one of my favorites as well.

Paul Gall

March 12, 2015 at 12:32AM

Good list

Tommy Plesky

March 12, 2015 at 4:14PM

FIVE of my FAVORITE FILMS from the 1970s
1. Milos Forman : TAKING OFF (1971)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067820/
2. Noribumi Suzuki : SCHOOL OF THE HOLY BEAST (1974)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224077/
3. Peter Bogdanovich : THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067328/
4. Roy Andersson : A SWEDISH LOVE STORY (1970)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065955/
5. Sergey Solovev : ONE HUNDRED DAYS AFTER CHILDHOOD (1975)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072208/

March 11, 2015 at 2:16PM

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frank
craft services
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oops..
how i perceive and who played best key role in the movie making process?
1. TAKING OFF = subtle humor & charming : cinema photographer's eye for composition
2. SCHOOL OF THE HOLY BEAST = sexploitation taken to a level of art : Director Noribumi Suzuki for putting everything together
3. THE LAST PICTURE SHOW = Strong Storytelling : actor Ben Johnson's performance
4. A SWEDISH LOVE STORY = Teenage Love & family sweetness : Ann-Sofie Kylin for being so beautiful
5. 100 DAYS AFTER CHILDHOOD = Wes Anderson before there was Wes Anderson : the screenwriter

frank

March 11, 2015 at 2:40PM

1. Cinema Paradiso - Emotionally Beautiful - Phillipe Noirot (Alfredo)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark - Flawless Entertainment - Steven Spielberg (Director)
3. Casablanca - Timeless - Humphrey Bogart
4. Cloud Atlas - Misunderstood Game-Changer - Alexander Berner (Editor)
5. Little Miss Sunshine - Perfect Family Dynamic - Michael Arndt (Writer)

March 11, 2015 at 2:27PM

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J.W. Hendricks
Writer/Director/DP/Photographer
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1.- City Lights - Story Without Words - Charlie Chaplin
2.- Modern Times - Still Modern - Charlie Chaplin
3.- La Strada - My Rediscover Of Cinema as Art - Giulietta Masina
4.- Fellini 8 1/2 - Dreams Fears Subconcient - Federico Fellini
5.- Drive - Neo Noir Reborn - Nicolas Winding Refn

March 11, 2015 at 3:09PM

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Eduardo Dlarocha
Director, DP
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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Help! The Beatles
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Buckaroo Banzai Adventures Across the Eigth Dimension
Fifth Element

March 11, 2015 at 3:36PM

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Buckaroo Banzai Adventures Across the Eigth Dimension (1984) was the film that kick-started Peter Weller's movie career, as he brought to life the swashbuckling rock-star brain surgeon that battles John Lithgow's ultra-evil Dr. Emilio Lizardo. Very hard to watch this film and keep a straight face.

...People keep listing the Beatles movie "Help!" (1965), but I wonder how many people have seen the absurd surrealistic movie "Head" (1968) made by The Monkees three years later.

March 11, 2015 at 4:01PM

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Video Producer
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1. Drive - Beautifully stylized - Nicolas Winding Refn
2. The Village - Underrated - James Newton Howard
3. Jaws - Classic - Spielberg
4. Rocky - Best Script Ever - Sylvester Stallone
5. The Dark Knight - Comic-book made real - Christopher Nolan

March 11, 2015 at 4:56PM

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1. Lawrence of Arabia - Epic, Character Driven - Peter O'toole
2. Ikuru - Completely Human - Kurosawa
3. Old Boy - Stylish Mind Fuck - Chan-Wook Park
4. Life Of Brian - Funniest Message Movie - all the writers
5. The Third Man - Orson Welles Smirk - Orson Welles

March 11, 2015 at 5:28PM

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1. Raging Bull - raw dramatic impulse - scorsese/deniro/pesci
2. Boogie Nights - cinematic exuberance - pta
3. The Shining - production design/set + cinematography - kubrick
4. Pulp Fiction - writing - tarantino
5. Mulholland Dr. - a cinematic experience (unlike any other) + mix of genres - lynch + naomi

March 11, 2015 at 6:30PM

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Daniel Blumensev
Director / DP / Editor
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PAPER MOON - most intelligent PG film - Tatum O’neal/Lazlo Kovacs
WHO’S AFRIAD OF VIRGINIA WOOLF - Performances! - Liz and Dick/Haskell Wexler
SERPICO - coolest, most admirable hero - Pacino
COMING HOME - depicts war’s consequences instead of the war itself - Fonda/Voight
BADLANDS- most original debut - Martin Sheen/Malick

Honorable Mentions:
MANHATTAN/STARDUST MEMORIES - orgasmic images - Gordon Willis
AFTER HOURS– perfectly captured chaos - Griffin Dunne/ Joseph Minion

March 11, 2015 at 7:33PM

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The Empire Strikes Back- Dark, serious, dangerous. Your best friends are all in some deep trouble and there is nothing you can do about it- Dir. Irvin Kershner

Peewee's Big Adventure- Dry, silly, sweet, iconic- Dir: Tim Burton

Goodfellas- Story flows so well. - Editor:James Kwei/Dir: Martin Scorsese

Seven Samurai- I feel like the 8th samurai- Dir: Akira Kurosawa

Forrest Gump- I just love the pacing of this movie- Editor:Arthur Schmidt

March 11, 2015 at 8:09PM

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1. Inception- Great Cinematography& Unique Story- Wally Pfister&Christoper Nolan
2. Dark Knight Trilogy- Great Action Story- Nolan Bros
3. The Prestige- Great story structure- Christoper Nolan
4. Interstellar- Awesome Sci-if- Dir.Christoper Nolan
5. Man of Steel-Hope- Writer David S. Goyer&C.Nolan

March 11, 2015 at 10:20PM

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Jeff M.
Director/Writer/Editor/Cinematographer
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!. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)-Sergio Leone
2. Do the right thing (1989)-Spike Lee
3.Children of Men (2006)-Alfonso Cuarón
4.Undergroun (1995)-Emir Kusturica
5.The Day of the Locust (1975)-John Schlesinger

March 11, 2015 at 11:50PM

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(in release order)
Psycho - twisted - Hitchcock (but Perkins is a close 2nd)
Taxi Driver - Different and daring - Scorsese
Star Wars - My Childhood - John Williams
Fight Club - That first time... - Tyler Durden
Children of Men - Bold - Emmanuel Lubezki

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INCEPTION - That ending tho - Christopher Nolan
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS - The graveyard scene - Sam Rockwell
MR. NOBODY - Extremely interesting - Jared Leto
WALTER MITTY - Really dang inspiring - Whoever picked that soundtrack
SCHOOL OF ROCK - So freaking quotable - Joan Cusack

So yeah, Mitty and School of Rock aren't great movies, I know, but I freaking love 'em. I could honestly watch School of Rock every day and be content with life.

March 12, 2015 at 12:21AM

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Paul Gall
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2OO1: A SPACE ODYSSEY - Bold vision - Stanley Kubrick
JURASSIC PARK - High-Grossing Fun Adventure - Visual Effects Dept (Stan Winston & Dennis Muren)
THE DEPARTED - Gripping suspenseful thriller - Martin Scorsese
JAWS - Textbook expertise filmmaking - Steven Spielberg
CASABLANCA - Dialogue, Acting Perfection - Humphrey Bogart

March 12, 2015 at 2:00AM

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Devon Nowark
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1. Inception - Smart, Innovative, Thrilling, Puzzling - Christopher Nolan

2. The Godfather Triology - The Multi-Generational Crime Saga, Family, Mafia - Francis Ford Coppola

3. Forrest Gump - Sentiment, Problematic Message, Sweetness, Charm, Emotional Manipulation - Robert Zemeckis

4. American Beauty - Exceptionally quirky, entertainingly intelligent, witty, stirringly poignant - Sam Mendes

5. The Lord of the Rings Triology - Visually breathtaking and emotionally powerful - Peter Jackson

March 12, 2015 at 2:39AM

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Jatin Borda
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In no particular order:

-Scream. Horror Masterpiece. Drew Barrymore
-Pulp Fiction. Innovative and original. Quentin Tarantino
-Fight Club. Experimental. David Fincher
-Total Recall. Entertaining and interesting. Arnold Schwarzenegger
-Léon: The professional. Emotional. Beautiful. Crazy. Gary Oldman

March 12, 2015 at 3:09AM

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Nicolás Zin
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1 The Godfather - Brilliant metaphor, great direction, technical inovations and filled with great performances - Everyone in it;
2 2001: A Space Odissey - Intellectual editing, brave, mindblowing and beautiful - Stanley Kubrick;
3 Casablanca - Love in times of war, "we'll always have Paris" - Michael Curtiz and Humphrey Bogart;
4 Chinatown - The best screenplay ever written and the atmosphere of LA, the same ellegant looking atmosphere that hides a stinking society - Roman Polanski and, sorry Jack, Jerry Goldsmith;
5 Star Wars (the original) - The most exciting thing in this world, makes me happier no matter what is the complication - George Lucas and Gary Kurts (the producer);
6 Citizen Kane - The most important film ever, influenced everything that came after, directly or indirectly - Orson Welles;
7 Steven Spielberg - Spielberg is a genius, this "child" movie remains new and exciting after 30 YEARS! And always reminds me I have a heart - Steven Spielberg and John Williams;
8 Vertigo - Along with Citizen Kane, influenced almost everything that came after, the frenchs loved it! - Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart;
9 Jules and Jim - What is love? Is madness - François Truffaut and Jeanne Moreau;
10 Wings of Desire - What is a human? It's heat - Wim Wenders.

March 12, 2015 at 4:52AM, Edited March 12, 4:52AM

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Nathanael Buzelli
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1.The Gladiator....... for every thing.
2.The Dark night rises...... for the action and it's perfect execution.
3.Angels and demons.... thrilling flow of the story.
4. Passion of the Christ....... for casting choice and perfection.
5.Seven....... the content and way of telling the story.
6.The call.....perfect one.
7.The girl with the dragon tattoo..... the plot and choice of action scenes.

March 12, 2015 at 7:33AM

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1) Apocalypse Now: The Horror - Martin Sheen
2) Pulp Fiction: Slick, Influential and Cool - Bruce Willis
3) The Social Network: Sharp and Relevant - Jesse Eisenberg
4) Paris Texas: Poetic - Harry Dean Stanton
5) Buffalo 66: Deeply Personal - Vincent Gallo

March 12, 2015 at 9:53AM

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