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    Quote Originally Posted by Mxx View Post
    The Lover struck a nerve with my teenage mind.
    Which one?

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    Wings of Desire
    Spartan (by Mamet)
    Brazil
    2001
    Little Dieter Needs To Fly
    Dust to Glory
    Band of Brothers
    Trading Places
    Akira
    Henry V (by Branagh)
    Did you ever see The Matador w/Pierce Brosnan? Don't think it'd crack your top ten but wondering what you thought of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan26 View Post
    Did you ever see The Matador w/Pierce Brosnan?
    Can't say I have, but it's on my watch list now. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faust View Post
    heh true Verhoeven fan.
    Yeah but Joe Eszterhas in peak boomer mode too. It's really the last great movie of the 80s.

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    haven't encountered either of those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    If you mean the film by Luc Besson...yeah. I would dump one on my list for that one.
    Yeah, that's the one. So good.
    ...the origin of emotional sickness lay in people’s belief that they were their personalities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    The Matrix: the beginning of the end of character development in Hollywood. *SHUN* They got an apt protagonist for the occasion, too.
    What do you mean, can you elaborate? What are you no longer seeing? Are you defining Hollywood as studio, tentpole action films? What are some examples of films prior to this that but now we're getting films like [____] instead? or maybe define what you mean by development?

    One of the more dreadful movie watching experiences for me has been the over-saturation of origin movies, particularly following the success of Batman Begins. I've thought most of the superhero films this century have made a concerted effort to delve into or draw out the arcs of their protagonist. Admittedly with some repetition or duplication.

    Maybe you're speaking to what the mini-majors and dependents were able to create in the late 80s through the 90s?

    *EDITED for a I hope a bit of clarity.
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    This is the list I sat down and wrote out a few weeks ago. I counted TV series together with films. The only criterium is that it should fill me with joy.

    Top Ten:
    1. Jurassic Park
    2. Tampopo
    3. It's a Wonderful Life
    4. Baran
    5. The Storyteller (series)
    6. All Creatures Great and Small (season one)
    7. Call the Midwife (seasons one through three)
    8. Local Hero
    9. Masters of Russian Animation (particularly the work of Yuri Norstein)
    10. Kwaidan

    The rest I'm going to put into rough categories:

    Suspense
    The Uninvited
    Rebecca
    The Others

    Cinematic Perfection
    Gattaca
    Fight Club
    No Country for Old Men

    Folk Takes Reimagined
    Sleeping Beauty (Disney)
    The Last Unicorn
    Ondine
    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Moody Romantic Horror
    Interview with the Vampire
    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Moody Romance
    Umrao Jaan (1981)
    Wuthering Heights (1992)
    Onegin
    The Constant Gardener
    Days of Being Wild/In the Mood for Love/2046

    Wistful Romance
    Cairo Time
    Roman Holiday

    Wes Anderson
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    The Life Aquatic
    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Kung Fu
    Once Upon a Time in China I and II
    Iron Monkey

    Heroic Adventure
    Baahubali: The Beginning (Telugu version)
    Moana
    The Lion King
    Frida
    Xena: Warrior Princess (season one)
    Peter and the Wolf (animated short)
    Rikki Tikki Tavi (animated short narrated by Orson Welles)

    Made at least some effort to be historically accurate
    The Last Kingdom (series)
    King Arthur (clive owen)
    That one Minoan documentary

    Silly Medieval
    A Knight's Tale
    The Princess Bride

    Bizarre
    The X-Files (seasons one through three)
    Twin Peaks
    The Twilight Zone (the best of, a la an FX marathon)
    Romeo is Bleeding

    Dry
    Piku
    Muppet Television (I mean...)
    Groundhog Day

    Silly and Charming
    My Fair Wedding (season 4)
    Feet First

    Categories unto themselves
    The Passion of Joan of Arc (with oratorio soundtrack)
    Babies (the documentary)
    The Secret Garden
    Children of Heaven (Majid Majidi)
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    Last time I did a list like this, TV wasn't as good as movies...but nowadays, I guess it makes sense to include TV...but it's still like a different category....of very very long movies.

    Last Kingdom
    Breaking Bad
    Rome
    Call the Midwife
    Afterlife
    Band of Brothers
    Bored to Death
    The Pillars of the Earth

    ...probably a few more to add...but these are the ones that spring to mind first.
    ...the origin of emotional sickness lay in people’s belief that they were their personalities...
    "The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong." ~Carl Jung

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madrigal View Post
    The Matrix: the beginning of the end of character development in Hollywood. *SHUN* They got an apt protagonist for the occasion, too.

    But you put Back to the Future in the list, so eh. That's really the only movie I can watch whenever it's on.
    Well. since Neo is a surrogate for Jesus Hector Cristo (dios mio! *crosses self*) Then I'd say character development in Bible 1.0 was pretty bad. Much like the Matrix, Let's not even talk about anything after 1.0, though I have to admit, I did like the Merovingian character.

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    Most of mine have been listed already and are hugely popular already but here's a few more

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
    White Men Can't Jump
    Kung Fu Hustle
    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
    The Wizard of Oz


    There's also basic cable action movies I can always watch. My favorite movies are Jean Claude Van Damme movies whether he's in them or not. (A dead genre more or less)
    Double Impact
    The Transporter
    Bloodsport
    Predator
    Rocky 4
    Fast 5
    Under Siege
    Point Break
    Lethal Weapon
    John Wick
    Time Cop

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    Oh and

    The Princess Bride

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