*Great* Movies

A few weeks ago, it came to my attention that I had not seen some of the truley exceptional movies of our time. So I’ve taken it upon myself to create a list of movies that I absolutly must see, and I call upon the help of RPGC to help put this list together.

Now, I don’t attempt to list all of the really good movies I’ve seen, or to try and limit the criteria. Try to list movies that really left you with that “wow” feeling, or movies that impacted your view on life or something. Comedies are not excluded at all, in fact I encourage them. Like I said, list any genuinely great movies.

List at it’s current state:
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Clockwork Orange
Reservoir Dogs
Ferris Buellers Day Off
Old School
Schindler’s List
Black Sheep
Apocalypse Now
The Usual Suspects
The Hunt for Red October
Pitch Black

Black Sheep? Wow, I thought that was sort of bad.

Anyway, here are mine:
Forest Gump
Schindler’s List
Life is Beautiful
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Back to the Future
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Terminator 2

Genuinely great, eh?

Movies I’ve Seen:
The Godfather, parts I and II (III is decent but not great)
The Great Escape
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben Hur
A Bridge too Far
Saving Private Ryan
Apollo 13
Forrest Gump
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile

Movies I’ve Heard Are Good and Want to See:
The Seventh Seal
A Bridge over the River Kwai
Citizen Kane
The African Queen

I’d suggest some others, but you thankfully have Schindler’s List and The Usual Suspects covered. As for just a general wow feeling, I don’t know where I’d place it yet, but The Passion of the Christ definitely has that “wow” sensation.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Eraserhead (ha… good luck finding that one 8D)

Lost Highway, and if you like that one try out Muholland Drive


The Wall (might be listed as Pink Floyd’s The Wall or Pink Floyd: The Wall- whether you like them or not the film is… err… uh… interesting, if shallow)

Moulin Rouge

From Hell (hey… I liked it <<)

Edward Scissorhands

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

I’ll think of more.

Oh… and Black Sheep was bad. Ick.

EDIT: Oh… I shall now add:

Doctor Strangelove

The Corsican Brothers (best Cheech and Chong movie =p)

I’d also like to add:
Independence Day
Full Metal Jacket
Wayne’s World (2 was good, but not quite as good as 1)

Yeah, if you want a good Spade/Farrely movie, Tommy Boy is where it is at. There is another one that wasn’t too bad, but I can’t think of it right now.

Maybe it’s because I just finished watching it about five minutes ago, but I’d suggest Lost in Translation. It moved me in a way that I really can’t describe at this moment.

Pi (Just because of the sheer intellegence of it)
Donnie Darko (One of the greatest movies I’ve ever seen)
The Fifth Element (I love the amount of style and substance in this, the music’s just great too)
Trainspotting (Scotland at it’s finest)

I dunno if it changed my life or anything, but I really liked The Butterfly Effect :stuck_out_tongue:

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/subsites/twistedrpg/images/hero/rirse.gif”> Here is a list of some movies that I suggest you watch. Note, my list may cover some titles already listed.

Seven Samarui


The Exorcist


Beautiful Mind





Pulp Fiction


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Close Encounter of the Third Kind

Plant of the Apes

Escape from New York (Escape from LA is good, but not worth putting on the list)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Lawrence of Arabia

Citizen Kane


Royal Tenenbaums

Fantasia and Fantasia 2000


Nightmare Before Christmas

North By Northwest

Training Day


Pirates of the Caribean

Rain Man

There are more titles that I didn’t mention, as they are stuff everyone probably seen, like Pixar films, the Star Wars movies, and Indiana Jones. I have a few movies pending watching, so once I am done with those, I will list them if any good.

Ah, thanks for reminding me, Rirse.

The Life of Brian

The Meaning of Life

Two very good Monty Python films. Don’t miss them.

It saddens me that only Rirse has mentioned Pulp Fiction.

I get bored of movies after I’ve seen them once. I don’t like to watch them again and I’m not a fan of DVDs.

You want comedy, you can;t go wrong with Mel Brooks’ stuff. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and of course Spaceballs.

Also reccomended for comedy is Evolution. THAT one I absolutely love.

If you like vampire movies, do yourself a favor and check out the rare gem Near Dark.

I’m not big on drama, but my dad bugged me to watch The Professional with him, and while I personaly didn’t like it a lot, I could tell that it was a very good movie.

EDIT: Oh, almost forgot…Army of Darkness. The god of cheesey action movies. Be sure to get the original, and NOT the director’s cut.

Some of the stuff on my list has already been said, but I’m still gonna list it dammit.

Akira Korusawa’s four most famous films (Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, and Hidden Fortress)

The Big Lebowski

2001: A Space Odyssey

Clockwork Orange

Blade Runner

Pulp Fiction

Lost in Translation

Dawn of the Dead (The perfect zombie movie, the remake is gonna suck though)

Yeah, that’s all I can think of right now.

Strictly ballroom

spirited away

Princess Mononoke

Rush hour 1 & 2


probably others but, I can’t really ever remember all the movies I found good.

Thinking about Charlton Heston’ admittedly hammy and usually over the top acting made me remember probably the best Shakespeare adaption. Kenneth Brannagh’s Hamlet. Simply great. And, while I won’t call it great, I will give kudos to the Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo and Juliet for being a pretty good Shakespeare in modern times movie.

Hmm, can’t think of many additions of my own right now, but I can give you my opinion on those movies I’ve seen.

Pulp Fiction: Hated it. I just don’t see what people see in it, sorry.

Seven Samurai: Rats, GOTTA see this movie someday. It was the inspiration for THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Hey, THERE’S another classic!) Heck, there’s a video game based on a (futuristic) version of 7S coming out soon!

Speaking of classic Japanese movies, see RASHOMON if you can. It’s about the investigation of a crime in ancient japan- and, more importantly, an essay on how human nature distorts the Truth.

Citizen Kane just… bored me. Sorry.

Hellraiser and its sequels are surprisingly intelligent for Horror movies.

Edward Scissorhands was bizarrely touching.

Doctor Strangelove: Hated it. I KNOW it has an anti-war message! Just didn’t get it, I guess.

The Godfather movies failed to impress me.

The Great Escape was thrilling and touching.

Spartacus was OK.

Forrest Gump is an all-time favorite.

As is Big.

Mr. Smith goes to Washington: Classic.

To Kill a Mockingbird is, too.

Bridge over the River Kwai was good, but not as good as Great Escape.

African Queen was fun for a romantic movie.

Life is Beautiful was wonderful!

Seven? No, just… no.

Ditto Scarface.

Clockwork Orange… too weird.

The Hunt for Red October was a VERY well-written movie!

It’s a Wonderful Life is, despite the title, a surprisingly dark movie (everybody remembers the happy ending, but not all the misery the main character went thru!) In this case, however, it was a life-affirming experience, so thumbs-up from me.

(Hmm, I seem to hate movies with criminals as stars… doesn’t always mean they’re bad, tho.)

More opinions later.

Wilfredo Martinez,
OLD movie fan! :mwahaha:

Oh, fucking yeah Wil, why don’t you just not add any movies of your own liking and instead bash most of our choices. Ass.

Ah, I DID add movies of my own. And I was just trying to be helpful. I didn’t bash ALL your choices, either. You’re just mad I didn’t like Pulp Fiction, right?

No, but I’m mad that you insinuated Horror is a mostly stupid genre. Slashers don’t count. =p

Also, most of us are quite aware that “It’s A Wonderful Life!” is a dark film.

You do get points for liking Edward Scissorhands. It’s one of the few movies that consistently makes me shed tears.