La Dolce Vita. I’m in love with it, with that kind of adoration I can only see how perfect it is.
Citizen Kane, 2001, Raging Bull, 8 1/2, Psycho, The Godfather’s Pt. 1 and 2, Sunset BLVD., Dr. Strangelove, Seven Samurai, The Seventh Seal, Vertigo.
7th Heaven, Sunrise, Double Indemnity, Cries and Whispers, Flowers of Shanghai, L’Argent.
true romance , hopper walken scene the best ever fullstop.
hmmm it has to be festen.. i guess..
with no doubt The Big Lebowski
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ikiru, Vertigo, 2001, The Third Man and – at the risk of a resounding giggle from the friend who led me here – Disney’s Pinocchio.
The Big Lebowski
The President’s Analyst
My Dinner with Andre
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (although the dubbing on the reinstated scenes on the DVD extended version is rather less than perfect)
Every film is flawed, every film is flawless. I tend to enjoy “flawed” films more, but for me the perfect movie for my own personal reasons is Chungking Express because it is a film that represents everything I’ve every wanted from a movie, but never realized it until I saw this film. If I ever love a movie more then I will be suffering from never-ending Stendhal syndrome, right now that only sets in when I’m watching Chungking Express, not when I’m not watching it.
Other films I would include:
Persona – Bergman
Aguirre, the Wrath of God – Herzog
Vertigo – Hitchcock
The Third Man – Reed
M – Lang
Nights of Cabiria – Fellini
Fellini’s “City of Women”.
Though he is not best known for this, still my anytime favourite.
1.Pierrot Le Fou (thanks to the friend who bought it for me)
2. 8 1/2
How about 2001: A Space Odyssey? It is Perfect because, I have never seen anything like this movie…
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, 1994)
The Burmese Harp (Kon Ichikawa, 1955)
Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson,1966)
eraserhead by lynch perfect
Paper Moon and Paris, Je T’aime
IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE
in every single way.
The first film ever to make me fork over $30+ for a copy.
Worth it a million times over, but I wish I could see it in a theater!!!!
I gotta say that Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” achieves perfection. If you remember being in your early twenties and being in love, you can understand how miraculously flawless this film is.
The Brown Bunny is my favourite film because of how deeply emotional watching it is for me.
I’m with the nods for 2001, Andrei Rublev_/_Mirror (really any Tarkovsky, but that’s a little over the top hero worship), Vertigo, La Jetee and Rules of the Game. (Even The Pianist.)
I’ll add:Beau TravailContemptMcCabe & Mrs MillerYi YiPlaytimeWhere Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?
…I could probably keep listing for ages.
But what I’ve known (always) is that the odd films draw my love more and more. By my lights No Quarto de Vanda and The New World and Miami Vice and INLAND EMPIRE and Japon and Vivre sa vie are perfect but they’re kind of weird movies (well, definitely the Lynch, right?). Not “traditional” but I guess that’s what the vanguard does: try to redefine the medium. However, you could also argue that all three of those pictures are using tradition not against itself but by examining its limits to expand the conversation. In fact, that could probably be said about the first films I listed/echoed.
Days of Heaven?
something by Tati perhaps?
or should it be a Kubrick?
Eyes Wide Shut?
this will be playing around in my head for the rest of the day!
Hmm… I think the only absolutely perfect movie I’ve ever seen is Fellini’s 8 1/2. Godard’s Contempt and Welles’ Citizen Kane come close.
I have to say Blade Runner.Just the ultimate in sci fi. What does it mean to be human and the is he or isn’t he a replicant question.