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Your "perfect" movies #4112326 06/01/16 11:21 AM
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Now I know that any list of "perfect" movies is going to be highly subjective. My definition here is "a movie in which you would change nothing" -- not casting, scenes, dialog, even music. I'd bet, however, that some of my choices would intersect with those of other film buffs.

Anyway, the list as of today:

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) and its semi-remake, You've Got Mail (1998)

Larger than Life (1996)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Groundhog Day (1993?)

Die Hard (1988)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

White Heat (1949)

The Apartment (1960)

City Slickers (1991)

Odd, perhaps, that for an avowed action/drama/science fiction junkie, I only have 2 crime/action movies and 1 SF on the list. And peculiar, also, that no less than 3 of my choices star Bill Murray, who until I compiled this list I would not have mentioned as my favorite actor of all time; but there it is.

What would be on your list of films you would change nothing about?


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Re: Your "perfect" movies [Re: Benzadmiral] #4112337 06/01/16 11:31 AM
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Re: Your "perfect" movies [Re: Benzadmiral] #4112344 06/01/16 11:38 AM
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I like this idea. Gives me something to reference when looking for good (not over-hyped Hollywood garbage) movies.

Here's a few of mine:

The Shining

Vanishing Point

American Beauty

Revolutionary Road

Fight Club

The Matrix

Back to the Future

A Patch of Blue

To kill a Mockingbird

The Game

Two Days, One Night

Irreversible





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Re: Your "perfect" movies [Re: Benzadmiral] #4112349 06/01/16 11:42 AM
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No Country For Old Men

Psycho

The Sting

Rashomon

Say Anything

Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Blade Runner

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Re: Your "perfect" movies [Re: Benzadmiral] #4112353 06/01/16 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: Benzadmiral

The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


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Also:

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf? (1996)
Face/Off (1997)
Signs (2002)
Office Space (1999)
The Idolmaker (1980)
The Women (1939), The Opposite Sex (1956) (remake)
The Way, Way Back (2013)
GoodFellas (1990)
Love Actually (2003)
The Blood on [censored]'s Claw (1971)

(okay, that's an odd word to censor)

There's more, but that'll do for now.

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Documentaries;

When We Were Kings

Hoop Dreams

Oh, one more work of fiction - Winter's Bone


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Re: Your "perfect" movies [Re: Benzadmiral] #4112357 06/01/16 11:48 AM
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Jaws
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Empire Strikes Back
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As odd as it might appear, the originals:

-Rocky

-First Blood


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The original 1973 movie "The Day of the Jackal" directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the 1971 novel, The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth about a professional assassin known as the "Jackal" who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963.

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Iron Man, and maybe Lost in Translation.


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Re: Your "perfect" movies [Re: Benzadmiral] #4112377 06/01/16 12:12 PM
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The 1969 True Grit, Jaws, and The Sting should go on my list too. Wonderful Life I'm too close to, having appeared several times in a radio stage play version of it; but it's worthy of consideration.


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Originally Posted By: NateDN10
Shawshank Redemption

+1; that, and Stand By Me.

I think we're finding out here that not ALL the output of Hollywood over the decades, even fairly recently, has been garbage or mere fluff. A lot, yes, but not all.


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