1. A Clockwork Orange
2. Taxi Driver
3. Once Upon A Time In America
4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
5. The Big Lebowski
6. Dazed And Confused
7. The Deer Hunter
9. Inglourious Basterds
10. The Wild Bunch
It Changes every 20 minutes but right now it’s this.
2001 A Space Odyssey / Stanley Kubrick Persona / Ingmar Bergman Ikiru / Akira Kurosawa Aguirre The Wrath of God / Werner Herzog Werckmeister Harmonies / Bela Tarr Andrei Rublev / Andrei Tarkovsky The Word / Carl Theodor Dreyer Through a Glass Darkly / Ingmar Bergman Possession / Andrzej Zulawski The Terrorizers / Edward Yang
every list i see i dislike kubrick more and more
I feel you, but I think Kubrick does deserves some credit. 2001 is one of the best films ever made in every sense of the word, it will probably make my all time top 10.
1. Pulp Fiction
2. Taxi Driver
3. The Sweet Hereafter
4. 2001: ASO
5. Citizen Kane
7. Modern Times
8. Bicycle Thieves
9. The New World
10. The Graduate
I dunno…something like that.
Seriously a Kubrick hater who list The Ice Storm and Mean Streets as there favorite films. What in the world?? Bergman, Yang, Dreyer, Erice, Bresson, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Kubrick….not that anybody really wanted to know but at least post your own list if your gonna be on here hating..
sweet list ADROCK, The Graduate, The New World, Psycho, The Sweet Hereafter…. respec.
Oh! And one more rule: all votes for Citizen Kane will be ignored.
Anyone know a convenient way to see Terrorizers besides torrenting? I’ve been meaning to see it ever since I saw Brighter Summer Day.
As much as I love it, it would be nice to see something dethrone Citizen Kane on the Sight & Sound poll this year. Its been #1 for decades. Maybe 2001 will knock it off.
“sweet list ADROCK, The Graduate, The New World, Psycho, The Sweet Hereafter…. respec.”
Thanks! With all due respect to Citizen Kane, Modern Times etc. the 90s indie film scene had a huge impact on me in my formative years, and Pulp Fiction and The Sweet Hereafter were two films that really blew me away and I became almost obsessed with them (although I do love Exotica almost as much.)
Also, lately I’ve been thinking Malick is the greatest living filmmaker in the world, and The New World is (by a very slim margin) my favorite film by him, so I wanted to throw a Malick on my list.
Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter are un-freaking-believeable… Bruce Greenwood might be the best actor ever… Egoyan’s two best works by far, in fact… what happened before and after those films Egoyan… jeeez!
I also love The New World very much, but I am attached to the Theatrical Cut (for better or worse) which has not been released on blu-ray as of yet =(… (c’mon Criterion just one time!)
By using a random integer generator and allowing only one film per director (Sorry Kurosawa and Miyazaki), this is the list that sprang up. Pretty sweet list if I say so.
Police Story Jackie Chan 1985Princess Mononoke; Hayao Miyazaki 1997Make Way for Tomorrow; Leo McCarey 1937Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb; Stanley Kubrick 1964The Night of the Hunter; Charles Laughton 1955Throne of Blood; Akira Kurosawa 1957The Searchers; John Ford 1956Showgirls; Paul Verhoeven 1995In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai 2000Hugo; Martin Scorsese 2011
I’ll stick with CJ’s one film per director thing.
In no particular order after #1:
1. The Age of the Medici – Roberto Rossellini – 1973
French Cancan – Jean Renoir – 1955
The Saga of Anatahan – Josef Von Sternberg – 1953
Pola X – Leos Carax – 1999
Monsieur Verdoux – Charles Chaplin – 1947
7 Women – John Ford – 1966
Showgirls – Paul Verhoeven – 1995
A Brighter Summer Day – Edward Yang – 1991
Nouvelle Vague – Jean-Luc Godard – 1990
Dangerous Game – Abel Ferrara – 1993
And the honorable mentions:
Voyage to Italy – Rossellini – 1954
The Age of the Earth – Glauber Rocha – 1980
On Dangerous Ground – Nicholas Ray – 1951
The Rules of the Game – Renoir – 1939
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance – Ford – 1962
They Were Expendable – Ford – 1945
Syndromes and a Century – Apichatpong Weerasethakul – 2006
The Sun – Alexander Sokurov – 2005
L’Enfant Secret – Phillippe Garrel – 1979
Film Socialisme – Jean-Luc Godard – 2010
Ivan the Terrible – Sergei Eisenstein – 1945
New Rose Hotel – Ferrara – 1998
The Age of Innocence – Martin Scorsese – 1993
Mystic River – Clint Eastwood – 2003
Through The Olive Trees – Abbas Kiarostami – 1994 (on retrospect I might switch this with something in my actual list)
Foolish Wives – Erich Von Stroheim – 1922 (ditto.)
The Terrorizers – Edward Yang – 1986
Days of Heaven – Terrence Malick – 1978
We Can’t Go Home Again – Nicholas Ray – 1976/2011
Beware of a Holy Whore – Rainer Werner Fassbinder – 1971 (ughhh this one too)
Numero Deux – Jean-Luc Godard – 1975
India: Matri Bhumi – Rossellini – 1958
Tabu: A Story of the South Seas – F.W. Murnau – 1931
The Impossible Voyage – Georges Melies – 1904
Young Mr. Lincoln – Ford – 1939
This list will probably change in like, a few minutes. ughhh.
I’ve added like 5 fucking things to this list already, jesus god no.
grillo, i posted an alternative list on this thread earlier, one focused on cinematography
CJ, Neil: y’all make me proud. Suppose I can do one of these. Like CJ, I’ll be using the Vishnevetsky method.
Narrowed it down to 57, wrote the titles down on pieces of paper, drew ’em from a bowl. Here they are, in order as drawn:
Lessons of Darkness, Dir. Werner Herzog, 1992Raging Bull, Dir. Martin Scorsese, 1980Heat, Dir. Michael Mann, 1995Mon oncle, Dir. Jacques Tati, 1958Berlin Alexanderplatz, Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1980Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010À propos de Nice, Dir. Jean Vigo, 1930Unforgiven, Dir. Clint Eastwood, 1990Goodbye, South, Goodbye, Dir. Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1996Tokyo Story, Dir. Yasujiro Ozu, 1953
7 of these are 1980-present but what can a guy do.
I enjoy Showgirls, but the contrarian belief as of late that it’s one of the greatest movies of all time is a bit much. I don’t think a film can be “great” when the central performance is so terrible.
i agree, there’s some kind of postmodern irony at work there
Showgirls argument round three!
Showgirls has two votes. No Preston Sturges film has more than one. I’m depressed now. :-(
Great to see that Edward Yang has more than a few votes, though. Certainly a more important filmmaker than Sturges, who to be frank I think far too literary of a director to ever be a great filmmaker. Great ideas and performances to be sure, but still a just a filmed screenplay.
I don’t understand how the central performance is bad, it is fairly good and fits perfectly with the films themes. Unless you mean by her own standards of creating a strong, respectful female role model…and then her skewed perspective still works with the film.
The real problem is the lack of Police Story votes. Come on guys, recognize one of the masterworks of action cinema!
Or don’t. Your problem.
1. Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi)
2. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
3. Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
4. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
5. The Patsy (Jerry Lewis)
6. Christine (John Carpenter)
7. The Blade (Tsui Hark)
8. Mouchette (Robert Bresson)
9. It’s a Wonderful Life (Frank Capra)
10. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
11. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau)
12. Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma)
13. Opera (Dario Argento)
14. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
15. The Party (Blake Edwards)
16. French Cancan (Jean Renoir)
17. Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse)
18. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu)
19. Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (D.W. Griffith)
20. The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann)
21. Secret Défense (Jacques Rivette)
22. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang)
23. Just Before Nightfall (Claude Chabrol)
24. The New Centurions (Richard Fleischer)
25. Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel)
>The real problem is the lack of Police Story votes. Come on guys, recognize one of the masterworks of action cinema!<
Supercop is the best of the trilogy. But then again I’ll argue that Project A is Jackie Chan’s best.
I really need to get around to Supercop. Also, Project A (though I own A2).