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.