Movies that you must see before you die?
Topic: Good movies to write a paper about yourself
June 26, 2019 / By Wat Question:
If you had to pick a movie/movies that you were to say were a must see before you die, what would you pick and why? I'm writing a paper on what people feel would comprise this time of scenario and would like any input that i can get.
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Sachie | 9 days ago
the african queen- it's just an old classic love story
stand by me *and* now and then- classic movies of childhood friendships and the bonds between them
pay it forward- dorky i know
a christmas story- dont think i need to say anything else about that one
remember the titans- good example of human struggles
shawshank redemption, the green mile, scarface, fight club, girl interrupted, hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, and lets go to prison- just because they're good movies
this list could go on and on and on...but there's a few
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King Kong (1933)
Harold and Maude
Gone with the Wind
A Clokwork Orange
To Kill a Mockingbird
Romeo & Juliet (1968)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
2001: A Space Odyssey
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
It Happened One Night~Hollywood did try, including using Clark Gable in similar films!
I'll end with the Sean Connery/James Bond films, which inspired hundreds of spy movies, including James Coburn/Derek Flint and Dean Martin/Matt Helm. While a few of them were somewhat successful, none of them reached classic status~just cult status.
U.S. and other filmmakers tried to duplicate the success of some of these but generally failed. For example, after "Romeo & Juliet", they tried "A Walk with Love & Death" and "Brother Sun, Sister Moon", both of which flopped at the box office. There were many attempts to recreate the magic of "Charade", but none succeeded, definitely not the remake with Thandie Newton!
The Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line... too many war movies. Grave of the Fireflies is a very sad cartoon film.
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Little Miss Sunshine, Waking Life, Memento, Shawshank Redemption, Band of Brothers, Peaceful Warrior, Donnie Darko, Se7en, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction
DD, PW, LMS, and WL all really call into question what life is and how the way you live is bigger than just your life. The rest are straight up great movies with great stories and characters.
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The Big Lebowsky & High Fidelity. I'd want to see them to get a good laugh in before my time's up. They're a few notches higher than your average lame comedy. They say that laughter cures all, and maybe it would "cure" the thought of the fact that you know when your life will end.
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I normally say "The Sure Thing" but in this instance I would go with either "The Razor's Edge", "The Big Kahuna", or "Wit". All are good movies to see before you die. But if you are going to live, watch "The Sure Thing"
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Defending Your Life...Starring Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep. Because maybe they are accurately depicting the Afterlife.
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Donnie Darko. i've watched it at least 5 times and i'm still not sure what it's all about. it really gets you thinking about life and death and how you live your life. even though it's about a wack-job kid (jake gyllenhal) who talks to a man in a bunny suit, i think there's a lot of deeper meaning to it that relates to human nature and our minds. it's a little creepy at times but DEFINATELY a must see.
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Originally Answered: Movies: What are Top FIVE popular/critically acclaimed movies you don't like?
There isn't any right or wrong answer to this, but it seems fun to answer. I'm not sure if I know what order to put my "top five" but here they are.
1. Casablanca. Probably one of the most acclaimed movies EVER, and I just find it so boring it's almost torture to try to watch it. I don't think I've succeeded really sitting through the thing without my mind wandering off or falling asleep. Didn't care for the characters either (though I do like Bogart and Bergman as actors).
2. No Country for Old Men. They ALMOST had me. Then the ending--WTF????? There are a lot of movies that I would have liked except for the WTF endings. This would include "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" and "Atonement", among others.
3. Inception--I'm with you here. An interesting premise caught up in its own cleverness---or maybe what might happen when you write a script after ingesting a variety of hashish-laced treats and hallucinogenic mushrooms in one sitting.
(Honorable mention in interesting premise going awry--"Shutter Island")
Surprise endings still need to make sense.
4. The Piano. I know it was supposed to be terribly erotic with the leading actors in full frontal nudity--but we're talking Harvey Keitel and Holly Hunter. Plus all the hoopla about Holly Hunter actually playing the piano--which was FINE, but after hearing the same theme over and over and over again, I found myself wanting to shout at her character--"Don't you know anything else???" I also failed to see why this story--which has all the hallmarks of really bad romance novels, is a "feminist story" in anyway--even though it was directed by a female director, Jane Campion. I also hated the film "In the Cut" which she also directed, and hated the protagonist so much that I wanted someone to kill her.
5. Manhattan. Woody Allen and Mariel Hemingway Was it JUST me, or was anyone else SERIOUSLY creeped out by the whole thing? This was even BEFORE the whole Soon-Yi/Mia thing (and Soon-Yi was at least older).
By the way--"Avatar" was very pretty to look at, but not pretty enough for my daughter and I to notice several plot holes and the fact that the plot reminded us a lot of the animated film "Ferngully".
There are many, many really popular/critically acclaimed movies I did not like. There was one film that bombed at the box office BASED on a critically acclaimed book I did not like, so that was the reason I did not go to the movie. I can't say why others did not. The book and the film was "The Lovely Bones'. I did not go to the movie because I already resented the hours I spent reading the book--hours out of my life I will NEVER, NEVER get back. Sob!!!!
Fun question. It will be interesting to see other dislikes.
(On the flip side, I've enjoyed movies that were not well reviewed or very popular. And I've deliberately watched bad films for their unintentional entertainment value)