b r a h's 100 fave films!

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  1. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    aka. teq's 100 most-hated films

    [no disrespect @ sadistik. i know it could have gone in his thread, but i assume a lot of people who have already checked that thread numerous times may have lost interest and won't keep going back. therefore, i decided to make a new one. feel free to re-post your list in here if you already posted it in his... or keep the discussion going in his as well to have two companion threads]





    2001: a space odyssey (stanley kubrick, 1968)
    adaptation (spike jonze, 2002)
    after hours (martin scorsese, 1985)
    all about eve (joseph l. mankiewicz, 1950) - *co-favorite of the 50’s*
    alice doesn’t live here anymore (martin scorsese, 1974)
    almost famous (cameron crowe, 2000)
    amadeus (milos forman, 1984) - *favorite of the 80’s* ATF
    american beauty (sam raimi, 1999)
    american graffiti (george lucas, 1973)
    amores perros (alejandro gonzalez inarritu, 2000)
    anatomy of a murder (otto preminger, 1959)
    apocalypse now (francis ford coppola, 1979)
    assault on precinct 13 (john carpenter, 1976)
    the ballad of cable hogue (sam peckinpah, 1970)
    being john malkovich (spike jonze, 1999)
    the big lebowski (joel coen, 1998)
    blue velvet (david lynch, 1986)
    boogie nights (p.t. anderson, 1997) - *favorite of the 90’s*
    the boxer from shantung (chang cheh, 1972)
    bullitt (peter yates, 1968)
    casablanca (michael curtiz, 1942)
    chinatown (roman polanski, 1974)
    the cincinnati kid (norman jewison, 1965)
    citizen kane (orson welles, 1941)
    city of god (fernando meirelles, 2002) - *favorite of the new millennium*
    a clockwork orange (stanley kubrick, 1971)
    crouching tiger, hidden dragon (ang lee, 2000)
    dog day afternoon (sidney lumet, 1975)
    dr. strangelove: or how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (stanley kubrick, 1964)
    dumbo (ben sharpsteen, 1941)
    the elephant man (david lynch, 1980)
    eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (michel gondry, 2004)
    fargo (joel coen, 1996)
    a fistful of dollars (sergio leone, 1964)
    for a few dollars more (sergio leone, 1965)
    the french connection (william friedkin, 1971)
    full metal jacket (stanley kubrick, 1987)
    the getaway (sam peckinpah, 1972)
    the godfather II (francis ford coppola, 1974)
    the godfather (francis ford coppola, 1972) - *favorite of the 70’s* ATF
    the good, the bad, & the ugly (sergio leone, 1966) - *co-favorite of the 60’s* ATF
    goodfellas (martin scorsese, 1990)
    grave of the fireflies (isao takahata, 1988)
    the great escape (john sturges, 1963)
    head-on (fatih akin, 2004)
    heat (michael mann, 1995)
    hoop dreams (steve james, 1994)
    hud (martin ritt, 1963)
    the hustler (robert rossen, 1961)
    jaws (steven spielberg, 1975)
    junebug (phil morrison, 2005)
    jurassic park (steven spielberg, 1993)
    king boxer aka. five fingers of death (jeng cheong-woh, 1972)
    the king of comedy (martin scorsese, 1983)
    l.a. confidential (curtis hanson, 1997)
    lady snowblood (toshiya fujita, 1973)
    lone wolf and cub 3: baby cart to hades (kenji misumi, 1972)
    malcolm x (spike lee, 1992)
    the manchurian candidate (john frankenheimer, 1962)
    mean streets (martin scorsese, 1973)
    menace ii society (the hughes brothers, 1993)
    misery (rob reiner, 1990)
    monty python and the holy grail (terry gilliam, 1975)
    mulholland dr. (david lynch, 2001)
    my name is nobody (tonino valerii, 1973)
    national lampoon’s vacation (harold ramis, 1983)
    nobody knows (hirokazu kore-eda, 2004)
    north by northwest (alfred hitchcock, 1959)
    oldboy (chanwook park, 2003)
    once upon a time in america (sergio leone, 1984)
    once upon a time in the west (sergio leone, 1968) - *co-favorite of the 60’s* ATF
    pinocchio (hamilton luske & ben sharpsteen, 1940)
    platoon (oliver stone, 1986)
    point blank (john boorman, 1967)
    the poseidon adventure (ronald neame, 1972)
    predator (john mctiernan, 1987)
    the proposition (john hillcoat, 2005)
    psycho (alfred hitchcock, 1960)
    pulp fiction (quentin tarantino, 1994)
    raging bull (martin scorsese, 1980)
    rear window (alfred hitchcock, 1954) - *co-favorite of the 50’s*
    requiem for a dream (darren aronofsky, 2000)
    return of the dragon (bruce lee, 1972)
    sanjuro (akira kurosawa, 1962)
    scarecrow (jerry schatzberg, 1973)
    scarface (brian de palma, 1983)
    serpico (sidney lumet, 1973)
    the shawshank redemption (frank darabont, 1994)
    the shining (stanley kubrick, 1980)
    sideways (alexander payne, 2004)
    sleeping beauty (clyde geronimi, 1959)
    spring, summer, fall, winter... and spring (kim ki-duk, 2004)
    sunset boulevard (billy wilder, 1950)
    talk to her (pedro almodovar, 2002)
    taxi driver (martin scorsese, 1976)
    traffic (steven soderbergh, 2000)
    vanilla sky (cameron crowe, 2001)
    vertigo (alfred hitchcock, 1958)
    the wizard of oz (victor flemming, 1939)
    yojimbo (akira kurosawa, 1961)



    removed entries upon revision:

    - pleasantville (gary ross, 1998) for dr. strangelove (1964) - 2 anti-conservative satires
    - the yellow rolls-royce (anthony asquith) for taxi driver (1976) - 2 yellow cars as film impetuses
    - jackie brown (quentin tarantino, 1997) for talk to her (2002) - 2 beautiful middle-aged women as central characters




    damn, i'm sure i forgot a few... films i saw once back in the day that left an impression at the time but were forgotten as i failed to either record em or buy the vhs.

    based on what have ended up in a 4-way tie for my all-time fave, i seem to have a deeper love for films that are romantic, operatic, and have an intense artistic focus on the blend of music & imagery... or at least "try to be", whatever your perspective on them is. they all moved me immensely.

    this is why i can't wait to see stanley kubrick's barry lyndon and luchino visconti's the leopard... the screenshots i've seen and brief descriptions i've read alone let me know that they're pretty much shoe-ins for my list.

    although martin scorsese figures prominently on my list, i don't really consider him one of my most loved directors. he's very consistent and makes films i enjoy, but he doesn't have one piece of work or a signature style that just blows me away.
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  2. The Jeus

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    junebug = underappreciated
    good to see kore-eda on the list, I don't remember if I put After-Life on my list, but if I didn't I probably should have...it's tough making a top 100, you can't remember them all.

    where is seven samurai?
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  3. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    still haven't seen seven samurai yet

    my unwatched dvd collection keeps growing and growing


    and, yeah, compiling a list like this is tough

    i noticed the hustler was missing from your list... did you intend for that to happen?

    now noticing i forgot dr. strangelove... i'll replace pleasantville with it

    i kinda rushed on the last 30-40 entries
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  4. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    Holy fucking crap... tons of good movies... I couldn't do this, that's for sure. At least you didn't try to rank them.
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  5. SadistiK1

    SadistiK1 Washingtonian

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    Things I like: Oldboy-My favorite movie... David Lynch being in there, and the Lone Wolf/Lady Snowblood. The Shining is also good to see since it seems that so many people are scared to put in in Kubricks best because its a horror movie.

    I was surprised to see Pleasantville in the running and Jackie Brown.

    You definitely need to see Seven Samurai... have you seen Rashamon?
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  6. chickenwang

    chickenwang (the) state of the art

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    rashomon bored the shit out of me, i dunno why. i loved ikiru though.
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  7. menaz

    menaz Avant Garde

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    Why is, casino, The Defiant Ones , Fight club, The departed, not on that list ?

    Disapponited at no Sidney Poitier.

    I try telling people Denzile washington is Our Mundane sidney poitier.

    No, gone with the wind? saving private ryan? ROOTS? Dead presidents? Trainning daY?
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  8. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    sadistik: didn't care too much for pleasantville and jackie brown, eh? no, i still haven't seen rashomon either. sadly, yojimbo and sanjuro are the only two akira kurosawas i've seen at the moment. i'm very anxious to delve into the rest of it, because i know he's a filmmaker for me much like sergio leone is going off those two alone.

    menaz: casino i thought about, but it doesn't represent martin scorsese at his best, imo. all the other scorseses i listed are higher up for me. the defiant ones - never seen. fight club - very good film that definitely had consideration, but it beats you over the head to death with its message verbosely (ironic huh, teq?). i have greater respect for films that deliver their messages more artfully. the departed - still haven't seen. haven't seen any films starring sidney poitier, haven't seen gone with the wind (unwatched 4-disc behemoth on the shelf), saving private ryan (unwatched on the shelf), or roots. dead presidents? naaahhh. it's been a while since i've seen it, but at the time i saw it i was definitely more into menace ii society. dead presidents didn't really leave that much of an impact. training day??? [funny][funny][funny] keep it moving! not that good of a film. never crossed my mind once.

    speaking of marty scorsese, taxi driver needs to go on there. i thought i added it actually.
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  9. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    talk to her!!!
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  10. TruKaos

    TruKaos I'll Box Your Ears

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    damn... thats one i forgot too...

    good list, i was happy to see north by northwest on there. there's still alot of those i need to see.

    i think what you said about scorsese is the truth, and most likely the reason he's never won an Academy Award.
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  11. Konscious

    Konscious Resident Sage

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    Great list... but one question: You actually like Boogie Nights over Goodfellas for "favorite of the '90s?" BN was a good film, but overrated... I think it's strength is more in its cinematography, direction, and writing... the acting overall was cheesy, but I think that was the point, being that it was a satire of '70s porn, which also has cheesy acting... Hoffman ripped it, though.
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  12. Konscious

    Konscious Resident Sage

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    menaz, training day and dead presidents were both horrible films imo... Denzel Washington typically stars in mediocre films, which I think has hurt a lot of his Oscar chances... the only great film he starred in to me is "Glory."
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  13. SadistiK1

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    Fight Club, although overrated as fuck, is dope but is kind of a novelty to me.... Casino isnt close to Scorseses best in my opinion.

    Training Day? Ewww

    And Brah, I liked Jackie Brown but nowhere near a top 100 kinda like. Have you ever seen any Alejandro Jodorowsky? I think youd love his stuff
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    SadistiK1 Washingtonian

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    I see some Peckinpah, but wheres Straw Dogs?
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  15. *Iceman*

    *Iceman* New Member

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    wheres cannonball run?
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  16. teq the decider

    teq the decider sexual predator

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    Surprisingly this top 100 list is somewhat similar to my top 10 list I recently compiled. Not so much in genre or titles but more in that it features ten good films.

    After scrutinising your list for gaymacity here is the the most prominent example: you list return of the dragon in lieu of enter the dragon. As if you prefer the former to the later bitch! to popular to include eh bastard?
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  17. Nam Dekan

    Nam Dekan i got a tip in my pocket

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    nice to see National Lampoons vacation on the list...deffinetely one of my favorite comedies from the 80's

    no fear and loathing in las vegas?
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  18. Brahman

    Brahman Mel Van Peebles

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    sadistik: nope, no jodorowsky yet. i'm highly anticipating el topo though since i've seen it described as "sergio leone on acid" and "sergio leone meets david lynch"

    nick names: never seen

    teq: i knew you would point out me naming return over enter! i've always preferred return for the bits of ennio morricone's spaghetti western scores (though lalo schiffrin's score on enter is very hard to deny), more fleshed-out storyline, the comic relief offered by the villains & their cheesy dubbed voices, nora miao, and of course that final showdown between chuck and bruce.

    abz: never seen
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  19. Pyro Tecknik

    Pyro Tecknik Harbinger of DOOM

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    nigga, no Harakiri? have you not watched it after i told you to??

    battle royale?...Y tu mama tambien????
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  20. The Jeus

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    ^hara kiri was on my list...great film, could've been top 15/20 all-time with a stronger ending though.

    to the others, quit making suggestions and post up your own lists. let this man have his 100 favorite.
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