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Best movies I should watch?
« on: October 06, 2009, 03:55:04 PM »
Hello everyone in Rifftrax land. So i just got back from a mission for my church, and have missed out on a bunch of movies, and now am starting to think that there are probably a lot out there that i have never seen that are considered classic films, must see, and whatever else you might want to say that they are which basically means you need to watch it. 

I have seen those 1001 must see movies before you die books and never seemed to think that they were the best source for me. Been trying to look online, and haven't really found much, so i thought it might be good to come to the "experts" that i believe are here on this forum and see if maybe i could get a better idea from you guys. 

just a few things though:

-No NC-17 or Porno's that just isnt my thing

-Please take this seriously, i want to find all of the great movies that ive missed

-Would also love to hear why you think a certain movie is great, its great to hear how a movie has reached someone, even if it made you pee your pants.

I really appreciate it everyone if you can help me out.  I already have started to gain a pretty big collection of movies, (about 400 so far) but still dont feel that i have found a lot of really great films. I'm excited to see what ya'll come up with!


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 03:57:26 PM »
Before I shovel on a ginormous list, do you have any specific preferences? Kind of genre you like best, release periods, something like that?


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 04:04:35 PM »
No classic pornos...damn.
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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009, 04:33:24 PM »
Well, have you seen any "classics" at all?  The easiest one to suggest would be Casablanca.  Great movie, fantastic characters, a plot that can be slow paced but never boring and builds suspense and tension extremely well.  And whether you like it or hate it, you can then turn around and get the Rifftrax for it.   :)
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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 04:47:07 PM »
I am going to limit my list to movies that came out while you were away.(You have been gone a year or something right?)

The Dark Knight
Wall E
Grand Torino
Iron Man
Quantum of Solace
Star Trek
UP
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Cloverfield
Rambo
Be Kind Rewind
The Bank Job
The Incredible Hulk
Tropic Thunder
Taken
Watchmen
District 9


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 04:53:12 PM »
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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 05:10:04 PM »
This might seem like a lazy and obvious answer, but the BFI and AFI top 100s have a lot of the great classics on them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFI%27s_100_Years%E2%80%A6100_Movies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BFI_Top_100_British_films


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009, 05:49:30 PM »
Brak, maybe list some movies you like so we know where to build from?



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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009, 08:33:45 PM »
Here is a list of classic movies that I think everyone should see.

North by Northwest
The Shining
2001
2010
The Planet of the Apes
Sargent York
Animal Crackers
Monkey Busenies
Horse feathers
Duck Soup
A night at the Oprea
A day at theRace
Any of the Road movies
Room Service
Dawn of the Dead
Star Trek 2
Mr.Smith goes to washinton
The 39 steps
Metropolis
The Birds
Citizen Kane
The Stranger
The Trial
The Third Man
Spartucus
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Arsenic and old lace
Rear Window
Psycho
From Russia with love
Monty python and the Holy Grail
The Forbidden Planet
The Burbes
Henry V(1989 version)
Fantasia
Superman The movie
Alien
The return of the Pink Panther
A shot in the Dark
Doctor Strangelove


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 08:54:16 PM »
Hm.  I think you need to try the Marx Brothers before you dive head-first into their catalogue and buy a box set or something.  They made some classic movies, but they're not to everyone's taste.  If people are making lists now, I'll do mine!

Once Upon a Time in the West
Blade Runner
Field of Dreams
Rear Window
Charade
Roman Holiday
The Big Sleep
His Girl Friday
Ace in the Hole
Amelie
Passion Fish
Say Anthing
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Badlands
Before Sunrise/Sunset
Nashville
Sullivan's Travels
The Band Wagon
Three Colours Blue/White/Red


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 09:18:53 PM »
I'm not sure what these are rated in the US

Raiders of the lost ark
Gremlins
Die Hard
Apocalypse Now
Goodfellas
Ghostbusters
Momento
El Mariachi/Desperado/Once apon a time in Mexico
Office Space
Hellboy 1 and 2
Big Trouble in little China
The Thing
The good, the bad and the ugly
The Iron giant
Blues brothers

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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 09:23:20 PM »
Anything by Joe Dante (Except Looney Tunes: Back In Action).



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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 09:28:28 PM »
Anything by Joe Dante (Except Looney Tunes: Back In Action).

Aw, I like that movie. It's not perfect, but at least it's not Space Jam. I guess you could always get your Looney Tunes movie fix with Daffy Duck's Quackbusters.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 09:47:56 PM »
I'll add some that are classics but not mentioned by the others:

The Philadelphia Story
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All About Eve
A Patch of Blue
Holiday (Cary Grant)
Carmen Jones
The Day the Earth Stood Still (the original)
The Thing From Another World
Freaks
Forbidden Planet
Mask of Fu Manchu

And I'd recommend The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - but there's some very brief female nudity (posing for a painting) so I don't know if that would be a problem.


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Re: Best movies I should watch?
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 11:52:56 PM »
I am going to limit my list to movies that came out while you were away.(You have been gone a year or something right?)

The Dark Knight
Wall E
Grand Torino
Iron Man
Quantum of Solace
Star Trek
UP
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Cloverfield
Rambo
Be Kind Rewind
The Bank Job
The Incredible Hulk
Tropic Thunder
Taken
Watchmen
District 9


This one!  ;)