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2019-03-26 06:13:38 AM  
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Birdemic
The Room
 
2019-03-26 06:57:34 AM  
The Milagro Beanfield War
 
2019-03-26 07:03:04 AM  
Was not expecting Un Chien Andalouon the list.
No Requiem For a Dream though? Yeah, it's dark. It's also one of the most powerful movies I've ever seen.
 
2019-03-26 07:30:02 AM  
The Human Centipede
 
2019-03-26 07:34:43 AM  
Behind The Green Door
 
2019-03-26 07:39:52 AM  
Nothing But Trouble.
 
2019-03-26 07:41:34 AM  
Look I'm not normally one to shiat on someone else's dumbass list, but the fact that it includes Synedoche New York and not Happiness (the movie it stole from) makes me sick. This list was put together by an imbecile. And where's the Exorcist? This list blogging clown can eat a filthy ass.
 
2019-03-26 07:45:14 AM  
Rear Window but not Verigo or Psycho?
Duck Soup?
2001?
Airplane!?
Seven Samurai?
A Touch of Evil?
The In-Laws?
 
2019-03-26 07:48:56 AM  
Did the author pull out a film encyclopedia and just randomly pick out movies for this list?  Because that's what it looks like.
 
2019-03-26 07:50:14 AM  
Apollo 13
 
2019-03-26 07:50:29 AM  
Missing

Freaks
Stand by Me
 
2019-03-26 07:50:59 AM  
Mac & Me
 
2019-03-26 07:51:51 AM  
It's pretty good list, I think. Those are all pretty good films, at least the ones I've seen. It's just not a long enough list.

/ and it's missing Blade Runner, so
// subby can DIAF
 
2019-03-26 07:57:41 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Mac & Me


I love all your work, Mr. Rudd.
 
2019-03-26 08:04:14 AM  
The 42nd film on that list should've been Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
 
2019-03-26 08:06:12 AM  
I feel badly there are still people who apparently can't recognize The Royal Tennenbaums as ultra-pretentious garbage. Ooh, it's SO "quirky"! Must be an ingenious artistic expression!
 
2019-03-26 08:13:57 AM  
Wings of Desire.
Pretty much anything by Kurosawa
Chimes at Midnight
Downfall (it's a hell of a lot more than just a meme)
Shoah
 
2019-03-26 08:14:09 AM  
The Avengers is a fine movie, and I watch it whenever it's on. But it's hardly an existential touchstone.
 
2019-03-26 08:14:37 AM  
Me before clicking: List fails without any Miyazaki.

Me after clicking: Dang!
 
2019-03-26 08:15:08 AM  
Royal tennabums and citizen kane are absolute garbage movies. And half the list is just old kinda good but not too good movies. Yet The Boy in the Striped Pajamas isnt on there when it might be the most powerful ww2 movie ever made
 
2019-03-26 08:17:25 AM  
Also, I'm glad to see Birth of A Nation disappearing from most of these lists.

It's terrible racist propaganda and most of its "innovations" were achieved by earlier works
 
2019-03-26 08:18:51 AM  
Well, they have Kubrick but no 2001, Gilliam but no Holy Grail, Miyazaki but no Takahata and they picked Inside Out instead of Wall-E.
 
2019-03-26 08:20:04 AM  

Snapper Carr: Also, I'm glad to see Birth of A Nation disappearing from most of these lists.

It's terrible racist propaganda and most of its "innovations" were achieved by earlier works


How about the new Birth of a Nation?
 
2019-03-26 08:20:19 AM  

Snapper Carr: Wings of Desire.


Came here to say that.
 
2019-03-26 08:23:43 AM  

ol' gormsby: It's pretty good list, I think. Those are all pretty good films, at least the ones I've seen. It's just not a long enough list.

/ and it's missing Blade Runner, so
// subby can DIAF


Godfather?
Godfather II?
Bridge on The River Kwai?
Breaker Morant?
French Connection?
Attack of the Clones?

(well, maybe not that last one.  Unless it is to serve as a counterexample)
 
2019-03-26 08:23:47 AM  
No war epics?  No heist/crime dramas?

And zero "Journey to the West: Battling the Demons," by far the best telling of the Monkey King story.
 
2019-03-26 08:23:55 AM  

xanadian: The 42nd film on that list should've been Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


No.  The movie is terrible. The books or the radio drama on the other hand ...

Missing:
Basically any good/important sci-fi other than Trip to the Moon
Star Wars?
2001: A Space Odyssey?
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan?
The Matrix?
Evil Dead (for the contributions it made to camera work)

Other missing stuff:
Robinhood: Prince of Thieves
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python and the Holy Grail

There's some anime in there, almost feels like an after-thought since they only included Spirited Away.   But what about Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which is basically a live action anime that helped mainstream the genre in the US

For an artistic list of supposedly important films this list fails pretty hard

/ but that's the point I suppose
// to click and then argue about it
 
2019-03-26 08:25:01 AM  
Blank was pretty bad, actually.
 
2019-03-26 08:25:07 AM  

GameSprocket: Snapper Carr: Also, I'm glad to see Birth of A Nation disappearing from most of these lists.

It's terrible racist propaganda and most of its "innovations" were achieved by earlier works

How about the new Birth of a Nation?


I've not seen it although its reviews lead me to believe it's a good film though not something you'd put on a list like this
 
2019-03-26 08:25:40 AM  

lifeslammer: Royal tennabums and citizen kane are absolute garbage movies. And half the list is just old kinda good but not too good movies. Yet The Boy in the Striped Pajamas isnt on there when it might be the most powerful ww2 movie ever made


This.  And if you're going to include Citizen Kane where is Gone With the Wind?  And if you have a list of "important old movies" where the hell is the Wizard of Oz?
 
2019-03-26 08:26:36 AM  

elvisaintdead: Rear Window but not Verigo or Psycho?


I'll never understand the love for Vertigo.

It's not even the best Hitchcock film with Jimmy Stewart!
 
2019-03-26 08:27:36 AM  

Snapper Carr: Pretty much anything by Kurosawa that's in B&W


He never entirely got comfortable working in color.
 
2019-03-26 08:28:22 AM  

AteMyBrain: I feel badly there are still people who apparently can't recognize The Royal Tennenbaums as ultra-pretentious garbage. Ooh, it's SO "quirky"! Must be an ingenious artistic expression!


While i typically love movies like that--Grand Budapest being a masterpiece, IMO--Tanenbaums sucked. It simply went nowhere.


And JEEZUS does this list suck. A large # of vintage films, some foreign films, and Avengers???
 
2019-03-26 08:30:31 AM  

Crewmannumber6: The Avengers is a fine movie, and I watch it whenever it's on. But it's hardly an existential touchstone.


The Avengers is kind of a culmination. It seems like Iron Man was a better break-through movie for Marvel. Though if we're doing super-hero movies you kind of have to go back to Superman (the first one) or the first Batman.

You might even argue that the subsequent pre-Chris Nolan Batmans are important since they sort of killed the the whole super-hero genre for a decade.
 
2019-03-26 08:33:48 AM  

fastfxr: AteMyBrain: I feel badly there are still people who apparently can't recognize The Royal Tennenbaums as ultra-pretentious garbage. Ooh, it's SO "quirky"! Must be an ingenious artistic expression!

While i typically love movies like that--Grand Budapest being a masterpiece, IMO--Tanenbaums sucked. It simply went nowhere.


And JEEZUS does this list suck. A large # of vintage films, some foreign films, and Avengers???


Seriously ... the more I read this thread the angrier I'm getting LOL

They have Raiders as a Spielberg entry but what about E.T. or Jaws? Both probably more important Spielberg movies.   (though Raiders definitely belongs on the list).

Also where's Silence of the Lambs?
 
2019-03-26 08:34:33 AM  
I'm sure these will come to me one at a time throughout the day, but the first movie I can think of that truly affected the way I looked at life from that point on was Ordinary People.
 
2019-03-26 08:35:22 AM  
And while we're talking huge breakthrough, important films that launched entire genres or studios, where the hell is Toy Story?
 
2019-03-26 08:35:29 AM  
Orgazmo
 
kab
2019-03-26 08:38:14 AM  
Ditch the Babadook for Blair Witch Project.  Ditch Syndecoche for Eternal Sunshine.  Drop Tenenbaums for Moon or Alien.

Lots of flicks on this list i haven't seen, so cant comment on those.
 
2019-03-26 08:40:31 AM  

This text is now purple: Snapper Carr: Pretty much anything by Kurosawa that's in B&W

He never entirely got comfortable working in color.


Kagemusha and Ran are both exceptional
 
2019-03-26 08:44:54 AM  

Snapper Carr: This text is now purple: Snapper Carr: Pretty much anything by Kurosawa that's in B&W

He never entirely got comfortable working in color.

Kagemusha and Ran are both exceptional


Yeah, but compared to Drunken Angel, Stray Dog, Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, The Lower Depths, The Bad Sleep Well,  Yojimbo, High and Low, Red Beard...
 
2019-03-26 08:45:30 AM  
Hot Rod

/kidding... not kidding
 
2019-03-26 08:49:06 AM  
Fantastic Planet AKA Le Planet Sauvage.
 
2019-03-26 08:50:35 AM  
Pfft.  List fails without...

Bambi Meets Godzilla Original (1969)
Youtube 8s3UogfAGg0
 
2019-03-26 08:59:05 AM  
No James Bond film?
Got to have a Disney animation - Beauty and the Beast.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Quiet Man
 
2019-03-26 08:59:12 AM  
Um, Half a Loaf of Kung Fu? Drunken Master?
 
2019-03-26 08:59:21 AM  
Everyone has that war movie that haunts then.  Mine is The Deer Hunter.
 
2019-03-26 09:00:21 AM  
No list of great movies is complete without Groundhog Day
 
2019-03-26 09:00:32 AM  
Persona
Dog Star Man
The Blood of a Poet
Last Year at Marienbad
Sunset Boulevard
Head
 
2019-03-26 09:01:33 AM  
Wallace & Gromit
 
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