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Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 2/4/2006 11:39:09 PM   
Beetlejuice!


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I noticed that when trying to calculate my top 100 movies I was putting in films that I hadn't seen in years. And my opinion changes practically every week, so how did I know that these films would be as good as I remember them?

So what I'm going to do, is keep a list of films that I watch this year that I think are worthy enough to be in my top 100.

I will gradually add a film to somewhere in the list each time I watch a brilliant film (as in giving it either a 9/10 or 10/10). If I watch the film again this year, then I will move it up a space on the chart.

By the end of the year, I will hopefully have a worthy 100.

And so it begins:

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
5. Fargo (1996)
6. Gladiator (2000)
7. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
8. L.A. Confidential (1997)
9. The Killing (1956)
10. Beetlejuice (1988)
11. Trainspotting (1996)
12. Chinatown (1974)
13. Fight Club (1999)
14. Brazil (1985)
15. The Usual Suspects (1995)
16. The Matrix (1999)
17. 12 Monkeys (1995)
18. American Beauty (1999)
19. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
20. The Godfather (1972)
21. Delicatessen (1991)
22. The City of Lost Children (1995)
23. Taxi Driver (1976)
24. Spirited Away (2001)
25. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
26. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
27. Goodfellas (1990)
28. Los Olvidados (1950)
29. Amores Perros (2000)
30. Dark City (1998)
31. Akira (1988)
32. Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003)
33. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
34. Life is Beautiful (1997)
35. Mystic River (2003)
36. Unforgiven (1992)
37. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
38. Shrek (2001)
39. Before Sunset (2004)
40. Batman Begins (2005)
41. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

42. Crash (2005)
43. Boogie Nights (1997)

44. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
45. Raging Bull (1980)
46. Magnolia (1999)
47. Blue Velvet (1986)
48. V for Vendetta (2005)
49. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
50. Jackie Brown (1997)
51. Ghost in the Shell (1995)
52. Short Cuts (1993)
53. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
54. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
55. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
56. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
57. Do the Right Thing (1989)
58. Matewan (1987)
59. Hero (2002)
60. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
61. The Godfather Part II (1974)
62. Memento (2000)
63. Oldboy (2003)

64. The Long Good Friday (1980)
65. Lady Snowblood (1973)

66. Alien (1979)
67. Groundhog Day (1993)
68. Braveheart (1995)

69. Happiness (1998)
70. Amadeus (1984)
71. Being John Malkovich (1999)
72. Traffic (2000)
73. The Killer (1989)
74. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
75. Ninja Scroll (1993)
76. Sin City (2005)
77. Aliens (1986)
78. Seven (1995)
79. Run Lola Run (1998)
80. Out of Sight (1998)
81. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
82. Schindler's List (1993)
83. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
84. La Haine (1995)
85. The Machinist (2004)
86. Chungking Express (1994)
87. Swimming With Sharks (1995)
88. Face/Off (1997)
89. The Fifth Element (1997)
90. Get Carter (1971)
91. Matchstick Men (2003)
92. Before Sunrise (1995)
93. The Princess Bride (1987)
94. Return of the Jedi (1983)
95. The Departed (2006)
96. The Incredibles (2004)
97. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
98. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
99. Rocky (1976)
100. Batman (1989)

Bold = Last film entered.
Red = First time viewed

Feel free to add your own list to this thread

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 3/4/2006 3:42:45 AM   
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Not a bad list. Good to see Schindler's List in there (although I would have placed it higher) and I'm particularly pleased with the top 2

I haven't seen Before Sunset (or Before Sunrise for that matter) which I hope to change shortly. Los Olvidados is another I have yet to see.

I might start my own similar list. Trouble is, I've seen plenty of highly watchable films, but I doubt all that many would enter a top 100.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 3/4/2006 11:48:25 AM   
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6. Los Olvidados (1950)


Plenty of great films on that list, but none better than the incredible Los olvidados.  I've only seen a few of Bunuel's movies so far but this one is a stunner - even more powerful than City of God (for which it is often named as the template) and a good deal shorter.  I don't think I could name a more brutal or hard-hitting film made in the 50s.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 3/4/2006 12:17:35 PM   
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NO Return of the King hahaha and before Sunset is that a joke!, the rest are fine

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 3/4/2006 12:35:26 PM   
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NO Return of the King hahaha and before Sunset is that a joke!, the rest are fine


Perhaps he hasn't rewatched it yet?

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 3/4/2006 12:40:50 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

NO Return of the King hahaha and before Sunset is that a joke!, the rest are fine


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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 3/4/2006 12:49:54 PM   
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I highly recommend Before Sunset, probably the most romantic film I have ever seen, and very natural acting from the two stars. I haven't seen Before Sunrise in a while, I do remember it being a bit too talky - in that it went on a bit too much about philosophy and such, whereas Before Sunset is more character based. I watched Before Sunset with two others who hadn't seen the original and they loved it. So, I would say give Sunrise a go and if you don't like it, don't let that put you off the sequel. But do give it some time between viewing the sequel.

As for Los Olvidados I got the Region 0 disc at Xmas. It's a very disturbing and gritty film that yes, is very reminiscent of City of God, so any CoG fan should check it out. The dream sequence is Bunuel at his best.

And it's true I haven't got round to watching Return of the King yet this year, but no doubt it will be making an appearance soon.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 4/4/2006 2:20:54 PM   
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Just watched Face/Off today. Probably not the best hangover cure (one too many explosions haven't helped the 'ole noggin'). I have to give credit to Woo, the storyline is so far fetched that it's surprising he pulled it off, nevermind make one hell of a movie as well. This is definitely his best American movie, stylish direction and excellent action choreography. Travolta and Cage do a great job of mimicking each other, and they both get the chance to play the villain - which they both relish with glee. The supporting cast all accomplish memorable characterisations, be it Joan Allen as the wife, Domique Swain as the daughter and Alessandro Nivola as the villain's creepy brother.
I am not a fan of Nicolas Cage's foray into action movies after his Oscar win, however this is an excellent movie. A very silly premise delivered with style, wit and talent.

Entering it at No. 12 on my chart of the year.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 5/4/2006 12:41:38 PM   
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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 6/4/2006 8:54:31 PM   
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Yep I'm gonna try and watch a good load of movies over the holidays.

This morning watched The Matrix. Truly one of the most original pieces of cinema ever made. Great action, cast, special effects and just a damn enjoyable movie. It's a pity the sequels didn't live up to this masterpiece.

Entering it at No. 5, so not my favourite sci-fi flick but no one can beat Gilliam at sci-fi in my opinion.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 6/4/2006 9:37:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: uncle_ruckus

quote:

ORIGINAL: doncopey1

NO Return of the King hahaha and before Sunset is that a joke!, the rest are fine


[Edit] I disagree.  Before Sunset is one of the greatest sequels ever made.
 

[Edit] Now it is my turn to disagree and no, before sunset is a very good film nothing more Mr Ruckus [edit]

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 7/4/2006 1:41:20 AM   
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Next 2 additions are a couple of angry young man classics:

La Haine takes a look at the underbelly of Paris, shot in stark black and white, the film takes you in with its likeable characters but you can just tell there isn't a happy ending to this one. Plays like a French Scorsese flick.
Entered at No. 13

Get Carter  has Michael Caine giving one of his most surprising performances as a man out for the most bitter revenge. Great locations and a very dark tale. I forgot how this one ended but after watching it on TCM tonight I don't think I'll be forgetting it in a hurry. One of the finest British gangster flicks. Haven't seen the Stallone remake and don't really plan to see it.
Entered at No. 15

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 8/4/2006 3:12:21 PM   
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Adding Ghost in the Shell to the chart at No. 11, an eerie, tense and intelligent sci-fi anime, that has a wonderful dreamlike quality due to the visuals and soundtrack. Great film!

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 9/4/2006 3:04:43 PM   
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Three entries from my viewings this weekend:

Chinatown at No. 3. A classic detective mystery. An example of how to do a genre flick perfectly. Nicholson's best role.

Seven at No. 16 - dark, moody thriller, unbearably tense at times and a perfect cast with Spacey's creepy killer a standout.

Beauty and the Beast at No. 19 - the only animated film to date to be nominated for best film at the Oscars (and now with the inclusion of the Best Animated Film award, likely to be the last). I'd argue it has the best consistency of good songs out of all the Disney classics.



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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 10/4/2006 12:36:13 AM   
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The Killer, Woo's best film, highly stylized and highly enjoyable. Going in at No. 13

The Princess Bride yeah it's a bit cheesy at times, but this little adventure flick is a rousing and well adapted take on William Goldman's excellent book. No. 20.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 10/4/2006 1:31:28 AM   
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Good idea, so I'm just going to butt in here with my own

TOP 20

Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
Out of The Past (Jacques Tourneur)

The Official Story (Luis Puenzo)
School for Scoundrels (Robert Hamer)

Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati)
Come and See (Elem Klimov)           
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  (Michel Gondry)
Lilya 4-ever (Lukas Moodysson)
United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
Kanal (Andrzej Wajda)

The Constant Gardener
(Fernando Meirelles)
Onibaba (Kaneto Shindô) 
Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris)
Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff)
The Quiet Man (John Ford)         
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones)     
Sideways (Alexander Payne)    
An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim)

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson)  
Control Room (Jehane Noujaim)
A Christmas Story (Bob Clark)
Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin)  
Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)   
Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder)
Transamerica (Duncan Tucker)       
The Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov - score by Cinematic Orchestra)
Tsotsi (Gavin Hood)
Barefoot Gen (Mori Masaki)
The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli)      
You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)    
Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindô)  
Vincent (Tim Burton)     
Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis)  
Woman of the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara) 
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black)  
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell)
Shoe Shine (Vittorio De Sica)
The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
Romance & Cigarettes (John Turturro)  
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
The Quiet Earth (Geoff Murphy)  
Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (Sut Jhally & Bathsheba Ratzkoff)
The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)    
Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman)
Munich (Stephen Spielberg)
Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (Errol Morris)
Holiday (George Cukor)

No Man's Land (Danis Tanovic)   
Ilha das Flores (Jorge Furtado)  
This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson)
Where The Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger)
Jour De Fete (Jacques Tati)     
Spoorloos (George Sluizer)
My Best Friend (Werner Herzog)  
The Son's Room (Nanni Moretti)
Everything Is Illuminated (Liev Schreiber)  
A Matter of Life an Death (Michael Powell)
Touching the Void (Kevin MacDonald)
Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen)         

The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
One Day in September (Kevin MacDonald)
Grizzly Man  (Werner Herzog)     
The Road to Guantanamo (Michael Winterbottom)     
The Blue Angel (Josef von Sternberg)
Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)  
Barefoot Gen 2 (Toshio Hirata & Akio Sakai)
Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
The Set-Up (Robert Wise)
Jabberwocky (Jan Svankmajer)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich)
Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel)
High and Low (Akira Kurosawa) 
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Ken Hughes)
The Last Great Wilderness (David Mackenzie)
The Life Aquatic (Wes Anderson)
Stagecoach (John Ford)
Playtime (Jacques Tati)
Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom)    
Laura (Otto Preminger)
Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
The Proposition (John Hillcoat) 
For the Birds (Ralph Eggleston)
Office Space (Mike Judge) 
The China Syndrome (James Bridges)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett)  
Amadeus (Milos Forman)  
The Long Voyage Home (John Ford) 
Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara)  
Missing (Costa-Gavras)
Open Range (Kevin Costner)
Crash (Paul Haggis)
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney)
Facing WIndow (Ferzan Ozpetec) 

ELIMINATED  (NOT IN ORDER)      

Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams)  The Corporation (Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbott)  Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick)  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (Andrew Adamson)  Take the Money and Run, Broadway Danny Rose + Melinda And Melinda (Woody Allen)  Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman)  Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson)  One Man Band (Mark Andrews & Andrew Jimenez)  Quest For Fire (Jean-Jacques Annaud) The Barbarian Invasions (Denys Arcand)  Oscar And Lucinda (Gillian Armstrong)  Chuck & Buck (Miguel Arteta)  Vampire Hunter D (Toyoo Ashida & Carl Macek)  Cry Freedom (Richard Attenborough)  Dear Frankie (Shona Auerbach)  The Rules of Attraction (Roger Avary)  Loose Change (Dylan Avery)  Carandiru (Hector Babenco)  The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)  Bulworth (Warren Beatty)  Night Watch (Timur Bekmambetov)  The Road to El Dorado (Eric 'Bibo' Bergeron, Will Finn, Don Paul, David Silverman & Jeffrey Katzenberg)  The Black Cauldron (Ted Berman & Richard Rich)  Sirocco (Curtis Bernhardt)  Wall (Simone Bitton)  The Saphead (Herbert Blaché & Winchell Smith)  Alive in Joburg + Tempbot (Neill Blomkamp)  Targets (Peter Bogdanovitch)  Promises (Carlos Bolado, B.Z. Goldberg & Justine Shapiro)  X-Files: The Movie (Rob Bowman)  Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson)  Driving Lessons (Jeremy Brock)  Japanese Story (Sue Brooks)  Fetishes (Nick Broomfield)   Tarzan (Chris Buck & Kevin Lima)  Frankenweenie (Tim Burton)  Performance (Donald Cammell & Nicolas Roeg)  Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette)  The Miracle Woman + The State of the Union (Frank Capra)  Les Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carne)  Opening Night + The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)  Shooting Dogs (Michael Caton-Jones)  Dead of Night (Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer)  Serendipity (Peter Chelsom)  La Reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau)  A Chinese Ghost Story (Siu-Tung Ching)  Kung Fu Hustle (Stephen Chow)  Haxan (Benjamin Christensen)  Good Night and Good Luck (George Clooney)  Le Corbeau + Les Espions (Henri-Georges Clouzot)  Batman: Dead End (Sandy Collora)  Home Alone (Chris Columbus)  The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)  The Masque of the Red Death (Roger Corman)  Tombstone (George P. Cosmatos)  El Lobo (Miguel Courtois)  American Cousins (Don Coutts)  Wonderland (James Cox)  Dead Reckoning (John Cromwell)  Say Anything... (Cameron Crowe)  Intermission (John Crowley)  Pat and Mike (George Cukor)  Rubber Johnny (Chris Cunningham)  L'Enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)  Madagascar (Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath)  3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves)  Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis)  The Green Man (Robert Day & Basil Dearden)  Twister (Jan de Bont)  The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jaques Demy)  Chicken Little (Mark Dindal)  Murder My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk)  The Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)  13 Days (Roger Donaldson)  Powers of Ten (Charles Eames & Ray Eames)  Mean Creek (Jacob Aaron Estes)  The City Tramp (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)  Amarcord (Federico Fellini)  The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig) Panic Room (David Fincher)  Nanook of the North (Robert J. Flaherty)  Confidence (James Foley)  My Darling Clementine (John Ford)  Mrs Henderson Presents (Stephen Frears)  The Cruel Sea (Charles Frend)  Syriana (Stephen Gaghan)  Reefer Madness (Louis J. Gasnier)  Waco: The Rules of Engagement (William Gazecki)  The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)  Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices + Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald)  A Mighty Wind, Best in Show + Waiting For Guffman (Christopher Guest)  Slither (James Gunn)  The Parlor (Geoffrey Haley)  Hidden (Michael Haneke)  8 Mile (Curtis Hanson)  The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley)  Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)  Rare Exports Inc. (Jalmari Helander)  Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)  The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser + Woyzeck (Werner Herzog)  The Storekeeper (Gavin Hood)  Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Muffie Meyer)  The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (Stephen Hopkins)  A Beautiful Mind + The Da Vinci Code (Ron Howard)  San Pietro (John Huston)  Princess from the Moon (Kon Ichikawa)  The Remains of the Day (James Ivory)  King Kong (Peter Jackson)  Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)  The Railway Children (Lionel Jeffries)  Brick (Rian Johnson)  Nanny McPhee (Kirk Jones)  The Woodsman (Nicole Kassell)  Replay Revenge (Basil Khalil)  The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)  Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...And Spring (Ki-duk Kim)  Tokyo Godfathers (Satoshi Kon & Shôgo Furuya)  R-Point (Su-chang Kong)  Judgment at Nuremberg + Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (Stanley Kramer)  Killer's Kiss  (Stanley Kubrik)  Stray Dog + The Idiot (Akira Kurosawa)  My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava)  Cars (John Lasseter & Joe Ranft)  Mater and the Ghostlight (John Lasseter & Dan Scanlon)  Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)  25th Hour + Inside Man (Spike Lee)  The Truth About Cats & Dogs (Michael Lehmann)  Protocols of Zion (Marc Levin)  Beyond Treason (William Lewis)  Gaza Strip (James Longley)  Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch) MirrorMask (Dave McKean) Wolf Creek (Greg McLean) House of Games + The Spanish Prisoner (David Mamet)  Golden Boy (Rouben Mamoulian)  Walk the Line (James Mangold)  Suddenly, Last Summer + The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)  The Naked Spur + The Man From Laramie (Anthony Mann)   36 Quai des Orfèvres (Olivier Marchal)  La Jetée + Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)  The King (James Marsh)  Big (Penny Marshall)  Memoirs of a Geisha (Rob Marshall)  Maria Full Of Grace (Joshua Marston)  Moscow on the Hudson (Paul Mazursky)  A Trip to the Moon (Georges Melies)  Bob le Flambeur + Un Flic (Jean-Pierre Melville)  Jarhead (Sam Mendes)  Rooster Cogburn (Stuart Millar)  Capote (Bennett Miller)  Death in Gaza (James Miller)  An American in Paris (Vincente Minnelli)  The Castle of Cagliostro + Howl's Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)  Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)  District 13 (Pierre Morel)  Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris)  Death of a Nation: The Timor Conspiracy (David Munro)  Der Letzte Mann (F.W. Murnau)  Unknown White Male (Rupert Murray)  Carnal Knowledge (Mike Nichols)  Following (Christopher Nolan)  George Lucas in Love (Joe Nussbaum)  The Sorrow and the Pity (Marcel Ophüls)  Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu)  The Parallax View (Alan J. Pakula)  Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Chan-wook Park)  Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer)  Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)  Poseidon (Wolfgang Petersen)  Etre Et Avoir (Nicolas Philibert)  Ong-Bak (Prachya Pinkaew)  The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter)  The Red Shoes, Peeping Tom, A Canterbury Tale, 49th Parallel, Ill Met by Moonlight, The Battle of the River Plate, I Know Where I'm Going! + They're a Weird Mob (Michael Powell)  Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger)  The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza & Penn Jillette)  X-Men 3 (Brett Rattner)  In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)  Odd Man Out + Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed)  Down with Love (Peyton Reed)  The Gay Falcon (Irving Reis)  Boudu Saved From Drowning, La Grande Illusion + La Regle du Jeu  (Jean Renoir)  The Count of Monte Cristo (Kevin Reynolds)  The Harder They Fall (Mark Robson)  Watership Down (Martin Rosen)  Paisà (Roberto Rossellini)  Eight Men Out + Silver City (John Sayles)  Far From the Madding Crowd (John Schlesinger)  Moolaadé (Ousmane Sembene)  Bruce Almighty (Tom Shadyac)  Bull Durham (Ron Shelton)  Somersault (Cate Shortland)  All I Desire + Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk)  Hard Candy (David Slade)  Harper (Jack Smight)  The Yes Men (Chris Smith, Dan Ollman & Sarah Price)  Overnight (Mark Brian Smith & Tony Montana)  Van Helsing (Stephen Sommers)  Sugarland Express, Hook + The Color Purple (Steven Spielberg)  Thirteen Conversations About One Thng (Jill Sprecher)  Zombie Movie (Ben Stenbeck)  Five Children and It (John Stephenson)  Et Cetera, Meat Love, Food, Darkness/Light/Darkness + Virile Games (Jan Svankmajer)  My Neighbors the Yamadas (Isao Takahata)  Kill Bill Vol. 1 + Kill Bill Vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino)  The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara)  DiG!  (Ondi Timoner)  Shopgirl (Anand Tucker)  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Gore Verbinski)  Stella Dallas (King Vidor)  Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti)  Epidemic + Manderlay (Lars von Trier)  Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda)  Robots (Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha)  Serenity (Joss Whedon)  The Lost Weekend, Witness for the Prosecution + The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes (Billy Wilder)  The Wild (Steve 'Spaz' Williams)  Blast from the Past (Hugh Wilson)  Wonderland  (Michael Winterbottom)  Yi yi: A One and a Two (Edward Yang)  Red Sorghum  (Zhang Yimou -  no subtitles)  Springtime in a Small Town (Tian Zhuangzhuang)

Total - 362

Red = first watch.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 11/4/2006 1:54:32 AM   
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Woohoo! My local cinema played The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King today, so it was ample opportunity to catch my favourite film on the big screen once again. As always I was taken away by this world artfully created by Peter Jackson and his team. I don't think any film has ever managed to provoke such a wide range of emotions in me, and it still does to this day despite the fact I've seen the film a billion times.
On another note, trying to pick a particular performance that stands out above the rest is nigh on impossible as every actor gets their turn  to shine at any given time. But on this particular viewing I have to say that Elijah Wood really took my breath away, in particular the last hour or so of the film as we see Frodo slowly slip away. I actually had a flashback to thinking how cheerful the character is in the opening of the trilogy, and then looked at the poor little chap on the screen. It truly is a wonderful achievement by one of the most  under-rated young actors in the movies today.

Anyways, No. 1 film and unlikely to be changed. Well, maybe if The Hobbit ever gets a release.

Also just watched Oldboy for the first time, heard a lot of praise and wasn't disappointed with the outcome. A truly stylish yet unnerving piece of filmmaking. Loved the music and was kept guessing about the plot right until the end. And oh man, that octopus! - No. 14

Also got around to watching Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - not as fresh as it seemed when it first came out but still the best of its kind (modern British gangster flicks). A good number of laughs and a colourful bunch of characters. Guy Ritchie has still to live up to this, although Snatch was quite good. I got this for £2.99 in Virgin. Bloody bargain! - No. 15



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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 11/4/2006 2:00:34 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Lebowski

Good idea, so I'm just going to butt in here with my own


Out of The Past
The Unbelievable Truth
Kung Fu Hustle
Only Angels Have Wings
In a Lonely Place
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...And Spring
Howl's Moving Castle
Waiting For Guffman
Ong-Bak


No problem Lebowski, in fact I want to see some more people getting their lists up.

Above are the films on your list that I really want to see. Especially Out of the Past - do you have it on DVD?

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 11/4/2006 2:32:51 PM   
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Yeah, as part of this excelent R1 Film Noir Collection


The main one from yours that I want to see is Los Olvidados, but I haven't seen Before Sunset or Far From Heaven yet either. 


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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 11/4/2006 7:44:53 PM   
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Right.
This is my top 50 films that I have seen for the first time in 2006 (as of 20/12/06). Until number 25, all of the films received a 10 from me. Number 25 onwards are all 9/10 films.

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)
2. GoodFellas (1990)
3. Amadeus (1984)
4. Rear Window (1954)
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
6. Dazed and Confused (1993)
7. Blade Runner (1982)
8. Casablanca (1942)
9. Short Cuts (1993)
10. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
11. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
12. Taxi Driver (1976)
13. Citizen Kane (1941)
14. The Thing (1982)
15. The Godfather (1972)
16. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
17. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
18. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
19. Bande a part (1964)
20. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
21. Seven Samurai (1954)
22. Boogie Nights (1997)
23. Scarface (1932)
24. Glory (1989)
25. Y tu mamá también (2001)
26. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
27. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
28. Brazil (1985)
29. Chungking Express (1994)
30. Hiroshima mon amour (1959)
31. Strangers on a Train (1951)
32. 12 Angry Men (1957)
33. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
34. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
35. Take the Money and Run (1969)
36. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
37. Porco Rosso (1992)
38. The Departed (2006)
39. Monty Python's And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)
40. Election (1999)
41. The Thin Red Line (1998)
42. Duck Soup (1933)
43. The Big Lebowski (1998)
44. Manhattan (1979)
45. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
46. Brief Encounter (1945)
47. Ping Pong (2002)
48. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)
49. Hard Boiled (1992)
50. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Narc (2002)
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
The Shining (1980)
Closely Observed Trains (1966)
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 12/4/2006 12:23:05 PM   
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Hero is a stunning film. The visuals are complete eye candy. Zhang Yimou is a fantastic director and I just wish more of his movies were available on DVD. This epic film is a lavish epic with great fight sequences, a wonderful colour scheme and a great cast. - No. 13

Wong Kar-Wai is often criticized for having style over substance. Well, what style indeed. One of the most creative directors around just now, I'm putting Chungking Express at 21 on my chart. A dreamlike, whimsical and quite funny movie that sees 4 characters living out their lonely lives in the bustle of Hong Kong with the odd random encounters. As usual Kar-Wai gets a great cast and one thing I always say about his films, - you can almost smell them!

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 12/4/2006 12:26:20 PM   
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Yeah, as part of this excelent R1 Film Noir Collection


The main one from yours that I want to see is Los Olvidados, but I haven't seen Before Sunset or Far From Heaven yet either. 



Looks like an excellent box set, The Asphalt Jungle is another movie I really want to see. Wish I could watch R1.
I think you'd very much enjoy Los Olvidados - try tracking it down.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 12/4/2006 8:39:45 PM   
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Wong Kar-Wai is often criticized for having style over substance. Well, what style indeed. One of the most creative directors around just now, I'm putting Chungking Express at 21 on my chart. A dreamlike, whimsical and quite funny movie that sees 4 characters living out their lonely lives in the bustle of Hong Kong with the odd random encounters. As usual Kar-Wai gets a great cast and one thing I always say about his films, - you can almost smell them!



I just saw this recently myself. A fantastic film it is. I'll definitely be seeking out more of his work. Days of Being Wild may be my next viewing of his work.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 13/4/2006 8:00:00 PM   
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Gladiator is going in at No. 4. A film that rejuvenated the 'epic' in much the same way that Moulin Rouge did for the musical. Ridley Scott's film is expertly crafted with a seamless mix of special effects and production design to recreate the Roman times. Russell Crowe's commanding performance is the highlight amongst a well picked cast. A rousing action film that always keeps my attention.

Reservoir Dogs is in at No. 5, still brilliant after all these viewings. Tarantino is a god, I don't care what anyone says, stylistically directed and great dialogue with an ultra hip cast who were all in need of a class act film like this to give their careers a little boost.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is in at No. 12. My favourite film for a little while a few years back, before Peter Jackson came along with a little known trilogy. Beautifully filmed with some excellent fights and some downright heartbreaking emotions. Ang Lee's best film. Film also introduced me to the delightful features of a certain Zhang Ziyi.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 13/4/2006 8:03:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Leomuse

quote:

ORIGINAL: Beetlejuice!

Wong Kar-Wai is often criticized for having style over substance. Well, what style indeed. One of the most creative directors around just now, I'm putting Chungking Express at 21 on my chart. A dreamlike, whimsical and quite funny movie that sees 4 characters living out their lonely lives in the bustle of Hong Kong with the odd random encounters. As usual Kar-Wai gets a great cast and one thing I always say about his films, - you can almost smell them!



I just saw this recently myself. A fantastic film it is. I'll definitely be seeking out more of his work. Days of Being Wild may be my next viewing of his work.


Haven't seen that one yet, I am attempting to catch all his films as well. In the Mood for Love is my favourite of his, I'm also very fond of Happy Together.

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 14/4/2006 4:23:58 AM   
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My list would probably go like this. I've seen many films this year, a large number of which would never come close to being in a top 100. Most of this list would never be in my top 100 of al time, but they will end up staying in my top 100 of this year, although its liklely that quite a few will be pushed out of the list. If I don't see enough great film to complete this list by the end of thE year, and I'll use films as fillers.

Apologies for the number of recent films. I just haven't seen that many older films so far this year.
 
1. Munich (2005)* 
2. Sweet Smell Of Success (1957)*
3. Steamboat Bill Jr (1928)*
4. Good Night, & Good Luck (2005)*
5. The Boat (1921)*
6. Shadowlands (1993)*
7. Murderball (2005)*
8. Separate Tables (1958)*
9. Gladiator (2000)
10. King Kong (2005)*
11. Syriana (2005)*
12. Crash (2004)*
13. Oldboy (2003)*
14. The Battleship Potemkin (1925)*
15. Brokeback Mountain (2005)*
16. Life Is Sweet (1990)*
17. Duel (1971)
18. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
19. Oscar & Lucinda (1997)*
20. The Sea Inside (2004)*
21. Me & You And Everyone We Know (2005)*
22. Chariots Of Fire (1981)
23. Safe (1995)*
24. The Last Detail (1973)
25. The Thin Man (1934)*
26. Following (1998)*
27. Jarhead (2005)*
28. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)*
29. Hud (1963)*
30. Thirteen (2003)*
31. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (2005)
32. Batman Begins (2005)
33. Shopgirl (2005)*
34. Nightwatch (2005)*

* - First viewing

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RE: My Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 14/4/2006 11:35:47 AM   
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NO Return of the King hahaha and before Sunset is that a joke!, the rest are fine


[Edit] I disagree.  Before Sunset is one of the greatest sequels ever made.


It certainly has one of the greatest endings.

I'm not sure if I can even compile 100, I've been a bit slack recently.


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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 19/4/2006 9:20:58 AM   
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Some more additions to the list from the past few days of DVD viewings:

No. 7 - The Usual Suspects - still a bloody clever film with a host of excellent performances topped by Spacey's mesmerizing turn.

No. 8 - Fight Club - hip and funky. cult classic.

No. 14 - Life is Beautiful - Very funny and very moving. A lovely little film.

No. 21 - Amadeus - First viewing of this film, received it as a birthday present. A film that just goes to show you don't have to be somber faced to create a period movie. It's a humorous look at the life of Mozart with terrific performances by a cast that didn't go on to greater things. Terrific filming of Mozart's concerts throughout. And of course the music is just beautiful.

No. 24 - The Long Good Friday - Essential Easter viewing in my opinion. Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren have never been better as the business minded big-time gangster and his wife who get in over their heads. Has one of the most disturbing death scenes I have ever seen on film. Only £3.99 in HMV just now, get a bargain!

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 19/4/2006 7:27:30 PM   
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Adding in at No. 21 - The Shawshank Redemption - often cited as one of the greatest films ever made, and probably rightly to. I've always thought the film to be slightly over-rated but I bought it in HMV's sale for £2.99 recently and the film had me crying like a little baby.

Definitely a man's weepie.

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RE: Top 100 Films I've Watched This Year: 2006! - 21/4/2006 1:06:48 PM   
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This is bloody impossible, every time I go to add to my list I see a few that are totally out of place.

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