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Nononsense

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Comments (324)

 
SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Nice top 10! Casablanca at No 1, LOTR trilogy in top 10 but please, do not tell me you've never seen Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pulp Fiction and Return of the Jedi...Or is your list of shame just a glitch?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/25/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the compliment on my top 10. As for Empire Strikes Back, I've seen it. I just clicked on "not seen" just to skip over it at the time. Regretfully, I've done a lot of movies like that. Is there a way to take movies off your "not seen" list? As for Raiders of the Lost Ark, shamefully I don't think I've ever seen it. If you say I should see it, then I'll probably go buy it to add to my collection. I saw your top 10, and it's very good. So I value your input. Thanks a lot man!!!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 4/12/2013 Reply  · 

I'm surprised at that. For eg, Seven Samurai was on my list of shame but after I ranked it, it went off the list! That being said, I'm so glad at Casablanca! Its a legendary film and I truly love it. Its far too low on my Flickchart as it is! Its at 27 or 28...

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 5/31/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks for the info. Also, you gotta find room in your top 10 for Casablanca. I honestly can't think of 10 movies better.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

Wow! It's taken me ages to reply. I really love Casablanca but there are films I enjoy more. It is one of the most perfect films that I do love and do plan to watch over and over again but my top 20 is constantly changing! I'll tell you how I feel when I re-watch it. I can think of a few films better than Casablanca. Very few....The Godfather, Empire Strikes Back, The Good the bad and the Ugly, Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption. Very few do beat Casablanca indeed

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 8/5/2013 Reply  · 

Yes, those are all worthy opponents. You'll hear no major gripe from me with those movies, but I personally like Casablanca more than all of those you mentioned.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/26/2013 Reply  · 

Oh. and I've seen Pulp Fiction and Return of the Jedi as well. Still, I need to find out how to get them off my "not seen" list.

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NickG82

NickG82 on 4/6/2013 Reply  · 

To find movies you skipped just search for them and click add to flickchart

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/9/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks. How can I remove movies from the "haven't seen" list?

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 6/3/2013 Reply  · 

I totally agree with your comments on the distinction between "movie" and "film". I see how it can be viewed as a snobbish thing to say, but I personally think it makes total sense.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 6/3/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks Boonmee. I was beginning to think I was alone.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 7/6/2013 Reply  · 

I just came here to say that -- even though I don't like 2001 -- your taste in sci-fi is superb. Quite the fan you are of the genre.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

I agree with PiccoloKing. I really didn't like 2001 but your love for "classic" films is more than evident!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 8/5/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks man. It means a lot coming from such a knowledgeable movie fan as yourself.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 8/5/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks man, and your astuteness for movies is duly noted. I just wish there were something I could say or do to impart my affinity for 2001 in you and PiccoloKing. It was truly and amazing experience for me.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

Wow. Good to know Hitchcock's working brilliantly for you.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/11/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks PiccoloKing. I've been watching a lot of Hitchcock films on Turner Classic Movies this month. I've seen a plethora of them. I'm not crazy about all of them. For instance, I thought The Birds was a letdown. Rope and Marnie were good. North by Northwest was even better. But Vertigo and Psycho impressed me to the fullest! I have Rear Window set to record this Sunday. It'll be my first time. I'm super excited. Based on the reviews, I have a feeling this one will overwhelm as well.

Which Hitchcock films have you seen? And how did you like them?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 9/13/2013 Reply  · 

I've seen just Psycho and Vertigo. I thought they were very good -- skillfully directed and gorgeously photographed -- but something stopped me from LOVING them, if you know what I mean. I do feel like watching Vertigo again, though. Not sure if I've fully experienced everything there is from that one viewing. I should enjoy Hitch's work, seeing as how some of my absolute favorite modern thrillers (SE7EN, Memento, Zodiac) take inspiration from it (twists, macguffins, red herrings, etc..)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/19/2013 Reply  · 

Yes, you SHOULD watch Vertigo again. There's a saying about Vertigo: "You haven't really seen Vertigo until you've seen it twice." Make sure you watch the digitally re-mastered/restored edition. Makes a huge difference. I have it recorded on my DVR. TCM's showing of it somehow is even cleaner than my DVD. I must not have the latest edition on DVD. If you can find it, GET IT!!! As for Se7en, I watched it again just yesterday. Great movie, but honestly... Vertigo is much better in my opinion.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 9/19/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man! Nice top 20 you got there! We have pretty similar tastes when it comes to movies. I see that Back to the Future is on your list of shame! Gotta watch it when you get the chance. We gotta talk more!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/20/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks man. I see we both love 2001: A Space Odyssey, as we both have them in our top 5. Love chatting with 2001 fans. As for Back to the Future, I remember seeing part of it as a kid, but I don't know if I've seen it from beginning to end. And the portion I saw was over 20 years ago. Needless to say, it's definitely time for me to go back and watch it. The exact same predicament goes for Ghostbusters as well. I keep hearing how both held up well, but I can't accurately rank them until I go back and re-visit them. Thanks for the invite man!!! Look forward to our future discussions.

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CTR479

CTR479 on 9/21/2013 Reply  · 

Awesome Top 10 man. Glad to see love for Casablanca,2001, and the LOTR films.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/22/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks man. I checked out your top 10 as well. Excellent list. I also noticed On the Waterfront in your top 10. I currently it at #17 on my list. Such a good film. Anyway, look forward to chatting with you!!

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 9/25/2013 Reply  · 

Excellent list! I LOVE 2001.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 9/25/2013 Reply  · 

Thanks man. Thanks for the invite too. Oh and as for 2001, I am EXCITED to have another fan to converse with. I think 2001 is the most deeply profound film to ever grace the big screen. That ending is as brilliant as I've ever seen. Anyway, I look forward to our conversations!!!

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JC13

JC13 on 10/4/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah we do comment on a lot of the same matchups. The funny thing is I also thought we were friends, but then I looked and saw that we weren't. Ha Ha.

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hahah.... Sorry about the misunderstanding on JC's profile. Probably a good thing since I was going to ask you the same question too. Enjoying the classics is always a good thing. The more, the merrier :)

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djones16

djones16 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

nic top ten i see you have casablanca aas number 1 i would like to ask you becuase i have never seen what kind of movie is it and why is it so far up on your list and would a sixth form student with my taste appretiate the movie as much as you obviously do

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djones16

djones16 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

btw its nice to see aanother 2001 fan who appriates the deep and amazing journey that i had whle watching that movie

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Hey, thanks for the invite! Solid top 10 you have. As for your questions on Casablanca, it's drama mixed with romance. I personally love it because of the immediate connection I had with it. I could give you specifics but I'd be sharing a bit of my personal life and would probably spoil the movie for you as well. I do think you'd like and appreciate it based on the fact that you seem to have an affinity for the classics such as Godfather and 2001. Casablanca is nothing like those two in terms of style, but they're all revered classics that most--if not all--movie buffs love. I highly recommend it. Just come back here and let me know what you though of it after you've seen it. Thanks again for the invite!!!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I was happy to see 2001 in your top 10. My top 3 are Casablanca, Vertigo, and 2001. I personally could put any of those 3 as my number 1 movie of all time. It's just so hard to definitively declare a number one favorite of all time. I've watched 2001 at least 5 times this year. No kidding. Just love that film. I've never seen anything like it... NEVER. And I think it's safe to say that I never will either. Just an amazing experience that leaves a deeply profound impact on you for the rest of your life.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

no problem about the invite i ujust recently watched casablancsa ad i agree it is a great movie, i haven't ranked it on flickchart mainly becuase i like to wait a few hours after i watch a movie to let it sink in but i think its definatly in my top 25 possibly 20 liek i said i am not sure yet btw thanks for introducing me to this movie i never had any interest in watching this mainly becuase i am not a big fan of romanic movies but this is a big exception .

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djones16

djones16 on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

i also really want to see vertigo i have it on blu ray in my hitchcock collection but have never got around to seeing it seeing as it is coming form my secong faviourite dirdctor of all time who in my opinion has not made a single bad movie i am looking forward to watching it :)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/6/2013 Reply  · 

Wait... you've never seen Vertigo? Oh, I envy you!!! I remember my first time watching it. Let me just say, the only reason Vertigo isn't number one on my chart is out of respect for Casablanca. Casablanca has been my favorite for a very long time. Ii saw Vertigo way later than Casablanca. Every time I watch it, I'm tempted to put it at #!. It just grabbed me from the opening scene and never let go until the very end. Please don't do too much research on this movie before watching it. The less you know going into it, the better. For me, at least the first 3 viewings, I discovered something subtle that I didn't notice before. It just gets better and better. For the record, Hitchcock is probably my top director, and Vertigo is definitely my favorite from him. I've probably seen 20 films from Hitchcock, and the only one that comes close to Vertigo for me is Psycho. Another brilliant film. But in the end, Vertigo tops even Psycho. Come back and let me know what you think of Vertigo after you watch it. Enjoy!!!

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djones16

djones16 on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

i am about to watch it now the only thing i know about it si its a hitchcock film and its supposed to be the number one movie of all time according to critics

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djones16

djones16 on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

WOW you were right that movie is amazing that double twist where i first thought she faked her death then it turned out she was the fake wife afterall and this movie made me carea about all the characters like most hitchcock films do WOW just WOW

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

Glad you liked it. It's really the most consistently enjoyable film I've ever seen. What I mean by "consistently enjoyable" is that there's no scene(s) where I'm bored or tempted to fast-forward. And also, by "consistently enjoyable", I mean that I can watch it numerous times and my level of enjoyment is consistently the same if not better with each viewing. Just a mesmerizing movie.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

its probabily my second faviourite Hitchcock movie behind rear window but it has to me the best twist I have ever seen

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/7/2013 Reply  · 

I love Rear Window, but the ending was a letdown for me. I wanted a more intricate story with the Thorwalds. I've just come to expect a certain richness from Hitchcock, and it was lacking with the antagonist and ending. Other than that, Rear Window was all around superb. But Vertigo? WOW. I haven't even mentioned the score. I've never experienced more appropriate background music throughout a movie. The music is so moving that it successfully tells the viewer what to think and how to feel at key moments in the film. Just breath taking.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

i completely disagree on your opinion on its ending i thought it was appropriate considering the way the story was going as well as it isn't the traditional good guy wins without any reprodutions for their actions throughout the movie, i also feel that rear window has more depth in its story than vertigo(all the side storys with the other neihbours) as well as the typical hitchhcock magic, however i do feel that vertigo reaches higher highs in terms of story and statisfaction while i was watchign it than rear window, as well as havign better character development and the way it made me care about its characters as well a the bitter sweet ending, but as what alot of people on the internet don't understand an opinions an opinion and i definatly respect yours considering your taste in movies and from your other messages your character

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djones16

djones16 on 12/8/2013 Reply  · 

what did u think of hitchcocks other movies?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

I've seen about 20 of his titles. Too many to review right here. I'll just prioritize my 10 favorite and briefly comment on them as well.

1. Vertigo - His masterpiece. Best story, plot, and score.
2. Psycho - Second best story and score
3. Rear Window - Best cinematography
4. North by Northwest - Best script and dialogue
5. Strangers on a Train - Great concept and acting
6. Dial M for Murder - Top notch suspense
7. Rope - Outstanding tension and buildup
8. Rebecca - Very rich story and powerful acting
9. The Wrong Man - Quality film all around
10. The Birds - Somewhat a letdown but good nonetheless

Vertigo and Psycho are both in my top 5 of all time. Rear Window, North by Northwest, Strangers, and Dial M are all top 50 in my book.

I also like Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt and Marnie. They'd fall in the 11-15 range.

Personally, I think Rope, Dial M, and Strangers are his most underrated while The Birds and Notorious are his most overrated.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

thanks 4 that i haven't seen many of his films but i would put them as
1. Rear Window-in my opinion perfect movie best ending out of all of his films
2.Vertigo-Great movie best character development, best story however it has an anti climatic ending and it doesn;'t have as muhc depth as rear window in terms of plot
3.Psycho classic movie and my fav horror movie ever amazing twist that i already knew about wehen i wached it becuase of its reputation
4.Dial M for murder-Great movie best suspense in all of hitchcock films this movie made me recognise him as the master of suspense
5.Rope- cleaver story and the second most suspenseful however i feel it doesn't haev the memorable moment or scene that many hitchock movies have (especailly the top 3)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

Just typed you a really long response but lost it somehow. Really frustrated by it.

Long story short:

You've got to see North by Northwest. If there were a Mount Rushmore of Hitchcock films, it'd feature Vertigo, Psycho, Rear Window, and North by Northwest as these are his 4 most iconic movies. Every Hitchcock fan should see them at least twice. You have to watch it for what it is though. It's very light-hearted in tone. So don't watch it with expectation of something very serious such as the human condition or something of that sort. It's just a fun movie. It's espionage. I personally prefer Hitchcock's murder mysteries and suspense over his espionage and comedies. But North by Northwest is his best espionage with Notorious coming in second. But North by Northwest is much better in my opinion.

You'd probably really like Strangers on a Train. Very neat story, and the suspense and build up is extraordinary. I highly recommend it.

Check out Rebecca too. If you like a rich story with a little bit of mystique and twists, you'll appreciate this one. The acting is great as well. Personally, I thought it took a while (about 30 minutes) for things to get cooking, but it's well worth it as the second half of the movie is just phenomenal. You won't be disappointed.

The Wrong Man is another solid movie. Not really a "who done it", but very engaging nonetheless. Good acting and great cinematography.

I'd say check out Shadow of a Doubt as well. It's Hitchcock's personal favorite of all his movies. So that should count for something. Quality movie.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

I know how u feel i mhyself have lost long comments and it can get frustating thanks for the recomendations, what did u think of my top 5 and the comments i put on them

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Solid top 5. Like I said earlier, I personally prefer Vertigo and Psycho over Rear Window. However, Rear Window does have more than its share of fans that consider it to be Hitchcock's crowning achievement. As you know, Vertigo is that movie for me, but I certainly respect Rear Window. Very good top 5. I also like that you have Dial M and Rope in there as well. Both are very underrated and personal favorites of mine.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

i have actually recently rewatched Dial M recently and it was only thn that i really apprechiated the movie becuase the first tiem i watced it i hated it yet i feel the reason i hated it is becuase i watched it right after rear window and i ddn't feel it had the depth that that movie did

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djones16

djones16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

whos in your top 5 directors band what are their best film and why
mine are 1.Stanley Kubrick and 2001 because i can watch it at any time and it is an experience, as well as great characters perfect acting and a great story
2.Christopher Nolan and the dark knight becuase as u can see on my list teh dark knight is number 1 because like with 2001 i can watch it at any time never get bored no matter how many times i watch it as well as perfect casting and acting from christian bale and heath leadger as well as the bets supporting cast of all time, including Gary oldman,Morgan freeman and michael caine.
3.Alfred Hitchcock and rear window i have already explaned in pervious comments to u about why i believe this is his best but vertigo and psycho are also incredible.
4.Peter Jackson Lord of the RIngs Trilogy, i love love love love love these movies there all masterpieces my second fav trilogy of all time apart form the dark knight trilogy, perfect casting especially my fav actor of all time Christopher lee.
5.Francis Ford Copola and th egodfather 1,2 and 3 i believe godfather 1 and 2 are perfect movies marlon brando, al pacino, and robert denero and all star cast that all give an all star performance.
Sorry for rambling on for a bit iam very interested in what u think of my list and your own opinion

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

Can you explain to me why Vertigo is considered one of the greatest film's of all time?I really like it,but in my opinion, it's not one of the best film's ever.Thank you.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

Well, first off, thanks for the invite. I can't believe how similar our tastes are.

As for Vertigo, I think we need to first remove the ambiguity here. Many people use the terms "greatest" and "best" synonymously. In fact, you used them interchangeably in your above question. However, there's an important distinction to be made here. Greatest should refer to the impact a movie had on the industry. It refers to the influence a movie has. Is it a pioneer that spearheaded a genre? Is it a trailblazer that revolutionized a genre? How many movies have used one-liners from it or referenced it or tried to emulate it in some way? Did it catapult any actors, actresses, or directors into stardom? All of these things denote greatness. Best, however, simply refers to the technical aspects of movie making, i.e. the cinematography, the acting, the score, story, plot, script, dialogue, etc.

Now with that distinction, I think Vertigo's greatness can be seen today. Much of what we call standard mystery can be attributed to Vertigo. Also, much of the MacGruffins used today can also be attributed to Vertigo. Not to mention, Vertigo is Kim Novak's defining moment as an actress. Stewart was already an icon, but Vertigo was a completely different role for him. as he played out Hitchcock's fetishes and guilty pleasures to a tee.

As for the argument of Vertigo being the best ever, I think it has the best score I've ever witnessed. It was jaw-dripping to say the least. The score effectively tells you what to think and how to feel at very key moments throughout the movie. The story is as rich as any I've ever seen. The cinematography was stunning. The acting was spot-on as well. I personally think it's a flawless film.

Now, after saying all of that, it's still just a matter of opinion. I personally don't think it's the "greatest" movie of all time. I think that title should be reserved for movies like Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and The Godfather. But as for "best ever", I think a valid argument can be made, but nothing definitive. When I think of best ever, I think of perfect movies like Shawshank Redemption, Godfather, and yes... Vertigo.

We've talked about "greatest", and we've talked about "best". There's one last distinction to be made: "favorite". And that's the most fun. In fact, that's what I consider Flickchart to be about. As for personal favorite, I tend to go by re-watchability. I've seen Vertigo more times than most movies. I actually have watched it 10 times in the span of one month. I know... that's just horrible. But what can I say... I'm a Vertigo junkie.

Hope this reply helps. And thanks again for the invite!

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

Thank you so much for your response.I'll watch Vertigo again with what you said in mind.Thank you for accepting my friend request also.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, there's a saying about Vertigo: You haven't seen it until you've seen it at least twice. Let me know what you think when you've seen it again.

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

Nice top 10 and thanks for the request! I just saw The Usual Suspects! What a great movie!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/9/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, some people don't like The Usual Suspects, but I love it. Spacey was phenomenal.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

You haven't seen The Good,The Bad and the Ugly?Stop reading this comment and go watch it right now! : ) But seriously,it really is a masterpiece,that l think you would really enjoy.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah, I've seen the first 15 minutes or so, but haven't went back to see it all. It did seem like one of those movies that I'll completely love, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Maybe over the Christmas holidays I will.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/11/2013 Reply  · 

i second watching the good the bad and the ugly and die hard its freaking bruce willis

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 12/28/2013 Reply  · 

Okay folks, I just finished watching The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from start to finish for the first time. OMG!!! I don't consider myself to be a huge western fan, but this is epic! I must immediately find a way to rank it and get it in my top 20.

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djones16

djones16 on 12/12/2013 Reply  · 

hey everyone a couple fo times a week i will ask evryone about a certain movie this wil,l eb entitled yay or nay so for exampel if i said dark knight yay or ney i would either say yay if i think its a good movie and ney if i don't think its a good movie as well as reasons as to why hope you can stop bye and join in the conversation on my wall.


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saddler16

saddler16 on 12/30/2013 Reply  · 

Hey man,nice to see you saw The Good,The Bad and the Ugly and it's already in your top 10!If you want to come discuss it with me that would be awesome.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, good call TGBU. Such a perfect film. The story, the dialogue, the cinematography, the score... everything about it is sheer perfection!!! I just love the way the stories of Blondie, Angel Eyes, and Tuco seamlessly intertwine. And I love the fact that it's filled with humor at just the right spots in the movie. It's currently in my top 10. I generally don't like messing with my top 10, but I had to make an exception here. I honestly think it could move up to top 5 in time. I just need to re-watch it a few times and let it's greatness sink in even more.

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MasterofMovies

MasterofMovies on 12/31/2013 Reply  · 

I see you loved The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly! What other westerns have you seen that might compare to it? I think the one that comes the closest is Once Upon a Time in the West. By the way, nice profile picture!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

There are no westerns that I've seen that compare to GBU! I'm really not a western guy. Before I saw GBU, my favorite western was Tombstone followed by Unforgiven. But neither of them can touch GBU. I also like the old classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but it doesn't compare either. GBU is head and shoulders above the rest. I haven't seen any of Leone's other westerns. I've heard the other two from the Dollars trilogy are good, and I also heard Once Upon a Time in the West was great as well. I'll just have to give them a shot. But as for now, GBU is my clear choice as my favorite western followed by Tombstone as a fairly far second.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/4/2014 Reply  · 

I watched Vertigo again last night,and now it's in my top 10!There's something about it that get's better every time you watch it.You were right,the cinematography,the score and the story were all perfect.I'm sure it will move up farther the more l see it.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/5/2014 Reply  · 

I just watched Vertigo again and before that, for quite some time, it was my 5th/4th favourite film, now it's my 2nd favourite film of all time. I realised just how amazing this film is! Hopefully it will climb up your list even more soon! 2001 is still my favourite film though. The experience and brilliance of 2001 is still unparalleled in my eyes!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Saddler, glad you gave Vertigo another watch. If you watch it again, I can almost guarantee it'll climb even higher on your chart!! It has a strange mesmerizing--almost hypnotic--quality about it. Ironically, while watching it, I feel like I'm in Novak's trance like disposition that she portrayed in the first half of the movie. After watching the movie, I feel like I'm in Stewart's obsessive state of being that he exhibited in the second half of the movie. Weird isn't it? It's almost like you become the characters. That's the sign of a powerful movie!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/5/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, Nononsense! I've seen Vertigo several times now and it was my 5th favourite film for some time, but watching it again just now, it's climbed up to my 2nd favourite film of all time! I realised just how amazing this film is. 2001 is still my all-time favourite though.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/6/2014 Reply  · 

Great!!! I can't count how many times I've seen it, and I could literally stop typing right now and watch it yet again. It's one of the few movies that I honestly have to discipline myself and fight the urge of watching it at times. Glad to see it's #2 on your list. That's exactly where it is on my list as well. I really want to place it #1, but I just have to much respect for Casablanca. One day though, Vertigo just may be my #1. As for 2001, I totally understand you on that. Our tastes are very similar. Just check out my top 10. I have 2001 at #3, just one spot behind Vertigo. For what it's worth, No movie has ever had a greater after-effect on me than 2001. Between Casablanca, Vertigo, and 2001, any one of these three could legitimately be my #1 favorite movie of all time. It's just so hard to pick one. Again, I went with Casablanca because I respect it most out of these three.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/10/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Nononsense,I'm guessing you liked The Good,The Bad and the Ugly?Do you plan on checking out any of Leone's other movie's?

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JC13

JC13 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, Nononsense I was just about to recommend Once Upon a Time in the West to you. It is one of the most perfect films ever made in my opinion.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I plan on watching Fistful of Dollars, For a Few More Dollars, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Once Upon a Time in America. Are there any more goodies from him that I should plan on watching? And how would you rank his films starting with his very best?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't seen Once upon a time in America but I would rank his film's from best to worst like this:The Good,the Bad and the Ugly,Once Upon a Time in the West,For a Few Dollars More and A Fistful of Dollars.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/14/2014 Reply  · 

Also,how was The Third Man?

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JC13

JC13 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

I would also recommend Leone's Duck You Sucker, a very underrated film if you ask me. Hope you enjoy the rest of his work Nononsense!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

The Third Man was awesome Saddler. I thought the cinematography was ahead of its time. The acting was spot-on. The story kept me there the whole time. And the score--while some don't care for it--was strangely enjoyable. I thought it really created contrasting mood to the dark shadowy film noir feel. Somehow, it worked wonderfully for me. I really can't even explain it. I just loved every bit of it. It's currently 21 on my chart. Have you seen it? If so, how did you like it?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

JC13, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the suggestion. And I can't wait to go back and see the rest of the Dollars trilogy. I've seen GBU which happens to be the last installment, but I've heard it really doesn't matter what order you see them in. In fact, I've read where Leone never really intended it to be a trilogy. Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing those and the Once Upon a Time films. Which one is better in the West or in America?

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JC13

JC13 on 1/15/2014 Reply  · 

Just beware that the other two from the Dollars Trilogy aren't as 'grand' or epic in scope as TGTBATU.

Once Upon a Time in the West is my favorite Leone film, it's my #4 all time. America is amazing also, it is in my top 50.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/16/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, Nononsense. I know this is a random question, but how old are you? Judging by your taste in films, I'm assuming that you're in your 30s or 40s? I ask this as well because I think you might be slightly shocked by my age.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/20/2014 Reply  · 

37. Even though your taste in movies would suggest you're my age or older, I'm guessing you're in your late teens... early 20's at most.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 1/20/2014 Reply  · 

I thought you might be around that age. I'm actually 20 years old believe it or not!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/21/2014 Reply  · 

Kudos. I guessed your as well. Nice to see people of all ages appreciating movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/23/2014 Reply  · 

Just watched The Third Man last night.I liked it but didn't love it.The cinematography was great,I thought the score was great,but I never got sucked into the story like l wanted to.I did think Orson Welle's stole the show though.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 1/24/2014 Reply  · 

The story didn't suck you in??? Man, it got me from the very start. Along with the cinematography, score, and plot, I also loved how atmospheric it was. The shadowy feel makes this one of those movies that actually benefits from being filmed in black and white. I also love the post-World War 2 backdrop. Just an all-around great movie in my estimation. I have it in my top 25, and that's saying a lot. Maybe I'm just a sucker for good old-fashioned mysteries.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 1/24/2014 Reply  · 

I really need to watch it again.Hopefully I'll like it more on the next viewing.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Saddler, have you re-watched The Third Man yet?

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/1/2014 Reply  · 

I highly recommend Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Amazing story with brilliant acting by Humphrey Bogart. I actually like The African Queen even more than Casablanca. It's the better love story with even better acting from the co-star in Katharine Hepburn.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/5/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommend. I've been planning to watch both of these for years now. I assume you're a John Huston fan. I've only seen two of his films: The Maltese Falcon and Chinatown. They're both in my top 20. So I really need to see Sierra Madre and African Queen.

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julinona

julinona on 2/5/2014 Reply  · 

Woah, Nononsense, You saw Vertigo 10 times in one month. WOAH!!!! Weren't you afraid of overwatching it?

I'm thinking of buying the blu ray of Vertigo in the near future, what advice would you give to someone who is about to watch it for the first time?

Awesome list by the way. 2001, Memento, the Good the Bad and the Ugly, Jaws, Chinatown etc. Its always nice to see other fans of 2001, I think more than any other film. It is such a divisive film for many people, and that is what brings me joy to see another 2001 lover.

Also can I ask you a question?
What is your mindset before rewatching one of your top favorite films? Do you know you will love it or are you always sceptical. I am asking because most of the time when I rewatch one of my top favorites , they always go down on my chart (maybe because I overhype myself), because of my fear of that, I have seen my top 3 films only once. I am super scared of revisiting because I don't want my love for them to go away.

I have seen Casablanca 2 times now, and I'm sorry to say this but I just don't get it. I do honestly think it is overrated. I just don't love it. I have tried 2 times but I don't know why it doesn't appeal to me. Great movie sure, but one of the best of all time? I honestly don't think so.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/5/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the comments Julinona. When I first saw Vertigo, I was blown away! I immediately re-watched it afterwards without thinking about it losing its appeal from over-watching. I was just super excited that I found an old classic movie that I instantly connected with. Now I must admit that after about 5 watches, I started to become concerned about over-watching it. Needless to say though, I couldn’t fight the urge. You see, I have it recorded on my DVR, and when I have company, Vertigo is one of the first movies I ask then if they’ve seen. Most of my friends and family haven’t seen it. So, every time I play the movie for someone, I also watch it with them. I just love to see their reaction to the movie throughout. I wish I could see you watch this film. Anyway, I have stopped watching it so much because of the very concern you mentioned. But really, Vertigo is one of those movies that you can watch 5 times and notice something new and intriguing every single time. I really want to make it my #1 movie, but there’s a special place in my heart for Casablanca. I’ll explain later.
If you’re about to watch Vertigo for the first time, the best advice I can offer you is to stay away from movie reviews of it in places such as imdb, rotten tomatoes, and even flickchart. These are awesome sites, and I use them all a lot. I even read up on Vertigo slightly before watching it, but I was extremely careful though. If I felt a review or a thread topic contained spoilers, I immediately stopped reading! It’s one of those movies where the less you know, the better the experience when watching it. Just let it happen naturally and you’ll enjoy one of the best films ever created. The score is simply amazing! Pay attention to the score throughout. It sets the mood for the movie better than any score I can recall. It’s also beautifully photographed as well. And they did a wonderful job of digitally re-mastering it in 1998. And you’re thinking of buying it for Blu-ray? Oh wow!!! Dude, you won’t be disappointed. Anyway, I envy you for the simple fact that you’re about to watch Vertigo for the very first time! Enjoy!!
As for 2001, I agree with everything you said. Here’s what I’ve noticed about 2001: Most fans of it have very good taste in movies. Seriously, just check out most people’s lists around here that have 2001 in their top 20. Odds are that anyone who takes the time to understand and appreciate Kubrick’s masterpiece will also love and appreciate other masterpieces. It’s just an observation that I’ve made around here. For me, 2001 is the most thought-provoking movie I’ve ever laid eyes on!! Such a surreal experience. The first sequence with the apes is so earthy and instinctive, a survival of the fittest if you will. The confrontation with HAL was the perfect extension of that survival of the fittest theme. And the finale was one for the ages. I remember seeing it for the first time. I was on pins and needles as Dave traveled beyond the infinite. I was completely mesmerized to say the least. And when he finally landed, I was mystified beyond words. The final outcome was something to behold. As I type this, I realize I could legitimately put 2001 at the very top of my list.
As for your question regarding re-watching my top favorite films, I really don’t harbor skepticism. Here’s why: My favorite movies are the ones that I’ve seen countless times already anyway. There are a number of movies I love and may indeed move up on my list one day, but I refuse to do so before watching at least 3 times. So, I’m not afraid of my affinity for my all-time favorites diminishing after multiple re-watches because that’s the very litmus test that they’ve already passed in order to become my all-time favorites. Re-watchability is probably what I use most when determining my top 20. Memento is a fine example. The reason it’s so high on my list is because I’ve watched it countless times and I yet extrapolate something new out of it every single time I watch it. The Bourne Trilogy is a good example of a very good movie that doesn’t have much re-watchability with me. The first time around, I enjoyed Ultimatum as much as—if not more than—some of my top 20, but I just don’t feel the urge to re-watch it over and over. On the other hand, I fell asleep on 2001 the first time I watched it, but strangely enough, I had an urge to revisit it. And after revisiting it, I discovered that it was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. That being said, I don’t see how you can accurately rank movies as high as your top 3 after only seeing them one time! That’s just too high for me to justify a movie being there with only one watch. Just my opinion.
Now back to Casablanca. I saw it years ago and completely fell in love with it on the first viewing. I saw it a few times after that as well. This was over a decade ago mind you. I watched it again years later and loved it even more. It just resonates with me on a personal level more than any movie I’ve seen. Very heavy themes: Military, war, romance, lost love, good vs. evil, altruism vs. egotism, et al. It’s just a phenomenal film that explores many of the major facets of the human condition at its core. And then there’s humor perfectly laced throughout as well. I thought this was meticulously done to perfection as comedy can easily ruin a film with such serious overtones. Curtiz somehow pulled it off and created what I consider the greatest film in American cinema history.

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julinona

julinona on 2/12/2014 Reply  · 

I'm really glad that you really love the movie. Was everyone whom you showed it to blown away by the experience? I also avoid spoilers, I even avoid watching pictures of it. I will definitely pay attention to the score, as I do with all other movies. I just love movie soundtracks. I am about to watch it for the first time, but most people say something like this: You haven't really seen Vertigo if you haven't seen it twice. Have you ever heard this saying. If so do you agree with it? Has it anything to do with understanding the plot (no spoilers please just a quick answer), or maybe because of its #1 placement on Sight and Sound's 2012 poll of greatest movies ever made? I will watch it, but I don't know when, see I don't have a TV yet, nor a Blu Ray player. However when I do watch it, I will definitely tell you my feelings on the film.

I was also mesmerized by 2001 the first time I watched it. Although it did take me like 15 minutes to recover from the experience. After doing so, the first thought that came to my mind was : I just experienced the greatest film ever. It is at that place in my flickchart because I love those films more. I also agree, I didn't necessarily understand everything that happened in the last third but that didn't stop me from absolutely loving it. I'm not very much into researching the meaning and themes and messages of different films but 2001, along with many of his other films are an exception to this rule.

I do understand what you are saying about your 3 watches test, but let's take the example of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, you saw it recently and you put it in your top 10. Same thing with Chinatown which now resides in your top 20. Care to explain or did you watch them 3 times very quickly and put them where they are now? I do put movies so high on my list on first watch in order of how much they impacted me, and how much they blew me away. Taxi Driver is the movie that made me love movies. It has to be my #1. I also want to let a big gap of time between rewatches because I have a very good memory and I can remember plot points very well, which makes me fear of a rewatch of my favorite movies. Example There Will Be Blood, first viewing was top 10 material right after watching the film for me. rewatch after 3 months or so was absolutely boring. 4 other viewing of it and it stil doesn't touch the greatness of the first viewing. Same thing with Shawshank Redemption, first viewing was top 10 material, second viewing after 3 months or so was absolutely boring. Its because of these occasions and many other similar cases of rewatching favorites that have made me wait some years until rewatching my top favorites. I want to love them as much again, that's why most have only one viewing from me. That being said, Good Bad Ugly has 3 viewings from me, the third viewing was the one that really blew me away. I haven't ranked it yet, but The Deer Hunter is also a part of my top 10 now because of my second viewing. I also haven't been a true movie buff long enough as other people. I'm only 18 now, and started truly loving cinema for about 2 years.

I understand your love for Casablanca. It just doesn't have the same impact on me. Greatest american movie ever??? I respectfully disagree, I honestly and objectively think that Citizen Kane, Godfather and 2001 are better american films, and more influential.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/12/2014 Reply  · 

Everyone I’ve showed Vertigo was indeed blown away. Most of them are expecting some old boring movie. They are quickly and pleasantly surprised to see the digitally re-mastered version. I have Turner Classic Movies’ version of it recorded on my DVR, and it’s drop-dead gorgeous!!! Add the meticulous restoration with the fact that it was already a beautifully photographed film originally, and you have a picture quality that tops most movies today. I just get joy out of watching people watch Vertigo. Oh, and yes I have heard the saying, “You haven’t seen Vertigo until you’ve seen it twice.” I’ve used that saying as well right here on this site and on my page here. Since you’ve read many of my posts, I’m assuming you’ve heard me say it as well as others. And my affinity for Vertigo is completely independent of Sight and Sound. When I first saw Vertigo, I was completely oblivious to Sight and Sound. It’s just that every time I watch it, I notice intricacies and subtleties that somehow eluded me previously.

As for the 3 watch rule, it appears that you’ve really done your homework on me. Good job!!! With classic movies that have stood the test of time, I do tend to relax the rule a bit. It’s the johnny-come-latelies that I’m a skeptical about making knee-jerk reactions to and prematurely placing them too high. For instance, I think people need to chill out with ranking Gravity above 2001: A Space Odyssey. Just insane to do that, especially since Gravity just came out last year. Having said that, the first time I watched GBU, I was blown away but I fought the urge to put it in my top 10. I did put it in my top 20 immediately though. After my second watch, it moved in my top 10. I’ve watched it three times total, and it currently sits at #6 on my chart. I’m way stricter on the re-watches regarding my top 5 though. I don’t care how classic the movie is, if I haven’t seen it multiple times, there’s no way it’ll crack my top 5 of Casablanca, Vertigo, 2001, Memento, and Psycho. I’ve seen each of these at least 5 times.

Bottom line: There is no exclusive and absolute way of accurately comprising a list like this, but I do however see a flaw in your approach. You said that you’ve only seen your top 3 movies once. You also said some movies that greatly impress you on the initial watch have the propensity to inspire you less with repeat viewings. You then said that you’re afraid to re-watch some of your current favorites because you don’t want to realize that they aren’t as good as you initially thought. It seems to reason that you do yourself and your list a disservice by avoiding perusing and possibly reshuffling your list to accurately indicate your true taste in film. Personally, I have nothing to lose in watching my favorite movies multiple times. The way I see it is this: If they underwhelm me the second or third time around, so be it. It may slide down on my chart, but it opens up a spot for another movie that I really hated to keep out of my top 10 to begin with.

As for Casablanca, I don’t think it’s the undisputed greatest American film ever. I simply think one can make a legitimate case for it being the greatest. For what it’s worth, I think the others you named (Citizen Kane, Godfather, and 2001) are worthy candidates as well. I just personally enjoyed Casablanca and 2001 more than Citizen Kane and Godfather.

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julinona

julinona on 2/18/2014 Reply  · 

There is just something about movies in Technicolor that are make them goddamn impressive. I have only seen one 2 second footage of Vertigo and it blew my mind. It looks so damn good. Actually, I have heard that saying somewhere else to be honest. Well, I also hope that the hype for the film is lost, while I get lost in the movie's world.

Well, I wouldn't say that they need to 'chill', if they loved the movie to place it that high, so be it, its their list after all, unlike you, they didn't fight the urge to put it in their top 10, and as you said , there is no exclusive and absolute way of accurately comprising a list like this. It all about favorites. Though I personally do agree with your approach to new movies. My favorite new movie on my top 20 is a History of Violence, which I have seen 6 times. Yes you see Road to Perdition, which I don't really put in my top 20, rather my top 30. My list needs a lot of work. I have also seen GBU 3 times, it was strangely on the third viewing that I fell in love with it. What a masterpiece. I do lan on rewatching my top 3 , this or maybe the next year. I need the Blu Rays first.

I still stand by what I said, I need a couple of years before revisiting my top favorites because unlike you, I'm not much of a rewatcher. The problem is not with the movie, There Will Be Blood still remains the best movie of the century for me so far, it is an absolute masterpiece, just not my favorite. The fault of the rewatch is not the movie, its me. I just can't enjoy a movie as much if I know many of the lines. I am just that way with rewatches. There are exceptions of course.Many other people watch their #1 favorite movie over and over. I don't. I need some time. But that isn't to say that the list doesn't reflect my true taste in films. Like with se7en. Top 10 material the first time, 1 year and a half later on a rewatch it still reamins top 10 material.

Okay, put yourself in this situation, you just rewatched Casablanca, your all-time favorite movie and it was a disappointment (just go with the scenario). What do you say to yourself? Well I'm glad that I rewatched the movie that I love the most only to find out that I don't love it anymore. Or man, I wish I could have waited 2 more years to rewatch so the chances of loving it would be bigger. Which one do you say to yourself?

Have you seen Citizen Kane? What do you think of it? I personally loved it on a rewatch and I put it in my top 15 favorite movies of all time. If someone says that it is the greatest movie of all time, I will nod my head in agreement. But I still don't consider it my pick for the greatest movie ever made (though it is very understandable if someone said so), my pick would be a either Godfather, or 2001. The first is the most perfect collection of everything in the artform, the second one is the most innovative movie in cinema. Both could be one for the different reasons that I mentioned above.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/18/2014 Reply  · 

Yes, Technicolor is stunning especially when the movie’s original quality was rich to begin with. Man, hurry up and watch Vertigo. I want to hear your reaction.

I think you misunderstood me on my method of ranking movies. I’m not saying it’s the one and only way. You said it’s their list. I thought that was simply understood and goes without saying. I’m no flickchart police. I’m simply saying this: If you place a movie in your top 3 after watching it one time, your list potentially becomes a revolving door and doesn’t give others (your flickchart friends) an accurate and up to date glimpse of your taste in film. You may have only seen your #1 movie once while your flickchart friends may have seen it 5 times. You may later discover that it isn’t as enjoyable as you initially thought. Well, your friends have an inaccurate understanding of your preference in film. It just makes for a better chart and discussion when you re-watch movies before deeming them your all-time favorite. I’m just not a fan of knee-jerk decisions when it comes to ranking movies. If that’s the way you want to do it, fine. It just doesn’t give others a precise view of your taste when your top 3 movies of all time are susceptible to becoming a revolving door. Now don’t misunderstand me: My top 10 may change from time to time, but it’s not because I re-watched one of them and didn’t like it as much but rather because I discovered, watched, and re-watched other great movies that impacted me even more the some of the movies in my top 10. That’s the difference. I just believe a top 10—and especially a top 3—should be fairly stable. Just my opinion. No biggie if we disagree. It’s cool… really it is.

As for your example of me re-watching Casablanca and not liking it… my method of ranking prevents something like that from happening. You see, for a movie to even make my top three, I have to see it multiple times to make sure what you’re describing doesn’t happen. That’s the point that I’ve been trying to make. This method isn’t law or the only way to rank movies, but it avoids the thing you fear most: losing interest in your favorite movie of all time.

I’ve seen part of Citizen Kane about 15 years ago. I was MUCH younger and didn’t appreciate it at the time. I really need to go back and watch it again.

As for greatest movies of all time, here are 5 that come to mind: The Godfather, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Psycho.

As for best movies of all time, here are 5 that come to mind: Vertigo, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 12 Angry Men, Shawshank Redemption, and Memento.

As for my personal favorite movies of all time, here are 5 that come to mind: Casablanca, Vertigo, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Memento, and Psycho.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 2/7/2014 Reply  · 

Waterfront is my father's favorite movie. Love Brando AND Cobb. Cobb in Waterfront and 12 Angry Men are two of the best performances I've ever seen. As good as Brando was in Streetcar, Vivien Leigh was unbelievable. I put her acting in Streetcar up with the best I've ever seen. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is another one I was blown away by. I have a thing for powerful stage plays, LOL.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

In today's generation, Lee J. Cobb has become one of the most overlooked star actors ever. He completely stole the show in 12 Angry Men and nearly did in Waterfront as well, but Brando was just too superb to let that happen. In terms of film strength, depth, and quality, I think these 2 films are right up there with the Casablanca's and Godfather's of the world. Streetcar is a favorite of mine as well. I think it gets pushed aside today when talking about all time greats. Never seen Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. I'm just glad to have someone here to share my fandom with!!!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 2/9/2014 Reply  · 

You've got some great movies there yourself, dude.

I've said it on multiple occasions and I'll state it once more: The Blair Witch Project is one of the most inventive horror films ever made, it proves that cheap pop-up thrills don't always prevail in modern filmmaking, and that smart, psychological thrillers are truly the benchmark of the horror genre; Combine that with my avid love for scary films, hence its high placing in my list.


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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Gotta be honest here. I never really gave it a chance. I have it recorded on my DVR but never watched it. Maybe you've motivated me to see it soon.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, nononsense. I was just wondering, are there any films you like but everyone else hates and films you hate but everyone else loves? I ask this because an internet critic by the name of The Nostalgia Critic (real name is Doug Walker) who has done two videos on those two themes.

3 films I like but everyone else hates:

3. Knowing
2. War of the Worlds (2005)
1. The Star Wars Prequels

3 films I dislike but everyone else loves:

3. Spirited Away
2. Ghostbusters
1. Buster Keaton's "The General"

I'd be interested to hear yours!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

Great question!

3 films I like but everyone else hates:

1. Avatar
2. X-Men: The Last Stand
3. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

3 films I dislike but everyone else loves:

1. Raiders of the Lost Ark
2. Reservoir Dogs
3. Cars

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

I like Avatar and The Last Stand as well! I haven't seen Terminator 3 though. I love Raiders and I like Cars though, so I disagree with you there. I haven't seen Reservoir Dogs.

I totally respect your opinion, so it's cool! Film is totally subjective and it's really fun to hear other people's opinions on film.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/15/2014 Reply  · 

I liked Knowing. Didn't necessarily LOVE it, but it was tolerable. Haven't seen War of the Worlds nor the Star Wars prequels.

I own Spirited Away but have never watched it. I like Ghostbusters but can see why some may think it's overrated. You really have to have a love and appreciation for the 80's to thoroughly enjoy Ghostbusters. I actually saw it for the first time recently. I enjoyed it simply because I'm a product of the 80's. It brought back a lot of memories even though I never saw the movie. So, it's really a nostalgia thing for most Ghostbuster fans. Never even heard of The General.

Love the idea of posing this question though. Thanks dude!!!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/16/2014 Reply  · 

Glad to hear you liked Knowing as well. I don't think it's as bad as some people say it is.

Yeah, I think nostalgia and the 80s really plays a big role in people's love for that film. I watched it four years ago and as a recent viewer, I just didn't like it. I will admit there were a few things I liked about it, such as Bill Murray and the gang, the stay puft marshmallow man and I did laugh a few times, but overall, it just came off as dull and lacklustre for me and even though there were some funny moments, it didn't make me laugh nearly as much as I thought it would and I thought it took itself a bit too seriously in some scenes. Not a terrible film by any means, but it's not one that I enjoyed that much.

As for Spirited Away, while I can totally understand why so many people love it, it was just too weird and bizarre for my liking. I even thought it was a little bit boring at times. It just didn't click with me for some reason, even though I'm all for experience-films. I.e. films that take you somewhere else (2001 being the prime example of that). Chances are that you will love it as a lot of people really adore that film, but it just didn't do anything for me personally.

Buster Keaton's The General is a silent film, and while I do like silent films (such as The Artist, Metropolis and Charlie Chaplin's work like City Lights), The General came off as really boring and unengaging for me. I will admit I did laugh quite a few times in the film and some of those moments were really funny, but overall, like Ghostbusters, I didn't laugh as much as I thought I could.

Yeah, no worries. It is an interesting one to talk about!

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/21/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, Nononsense. This Music Video of 2001 is amazing. The quality and editing are fantastic. I think you'll really appreciate it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1PR5k8ucKo

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/21/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks dude. Yeah, I've listened to one before. Beautifully done. You should check out Vertigo's soundtrack. It's amazingly surreal!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spx0NthRoVc

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 2/21/2014 Reply  · 

I've already listened to it before. I love it. Definitely one of the best film scores ever made.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 3/20/2014 Reply  · 

I just heard some great news about 2001. I live in the UK and the film is being re-released in the UK Cinemas by the end of this year! YES! I can't wait to see it on the big screen as I've always wanted to!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stanley-kubrick-s-2001-a-689874

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/20/2014 Reply  · 

OMG!!! I so envy you right now! I live in the US. Will there be a re-release here??? Please say yes. I wasn't even born when it came out. So, to see it on the big screen would be a huge deal for me. In fact, if there is any film in the history of the business that I could choose to see on the big screen, it would undoubtedly be 2001.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 3/21/2014 Reply  · 

I have no idea about the US I'm afraid! Yes, I agree. 2001 is the ultimate film to see on the big screen because of the experience of the entire thing. I'll let you know what I think about it once I see it in the cinema!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/21/2014 Reply  · 

Cool, and thanks! Look forward to hearing about the experience!!!

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djones16

djones16 on 3/23/2014 Reply  · 

u just watched alien resurection i'm so sorry

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/24/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, I should've stopped at Aliens. Alien3 was a letdown, but Alien Resurrection was even worse. For what it's worth, I didn't finish Resurrection. Just couldn't stand the disappointment. I guess Ridley Scott and James Cameron just set the bar so high that anything after the first 2 were inevitable to fail.

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shane24

shane24 on 3/29/2014 Reply  · 

Have you seen Arsenic and Old Lace, or The Treasure of Sierra Madre?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 3/29/2014 Reply  · 

Nononsense. Prepare for your very inner being to be crushed by this guy's No. 2 choice. You might agree with his other choices though. I'm just interested to see your reaction for his No. 2 choice especially:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKLUhzBSp0g

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/3/2014 Reply  · 

Wow. Don't know how anyone could call Casablanca overrated. Mind boggling to say the least.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/30/2014 Reply  · 

Hey man! Yeah, its been on my top 10 for a few months I think now. I've seen it four times now and loved it more and more on each rewatch. So brilliant! :)

The film is so rewatchable and enthralling. I can't get enough of it. I'll probably rewatch it over the holidays again! :)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 4/3/2014 Reply  · 

Excellent! I've been arguing that Vertigo is clearly Hitchcock's masterpiece. Psycho is the only one that comes close, and it even falls short when compared to Vertigo. Casablanca has been number one on my chart since I've been on this site. I saw Vertigo for the first time last year. Since then, I've seen it probably 15 times. I really lost count after around 10. Just an addictive film! It's been #2 on my chart for a while now. I am often faced with the temptation of making it my favorite of all time. I just can't seem to put it over Casablanca though. I've had some really good times with that movie dating back to the late 90's. But Vertigo is the movie I'd most likely show my friends and family simply because I find it easier to digest for the modern movie goer. A simple story that just gets more and more complicated as the movie plays out. So many layers. I absolutely love it!!!

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

Ya Psycho is pretty Awsome

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 5/9/2014 Reply  · 

I don't really consider it "horror", but since that's the genre it gets categorized as, I consider it the best horror of all time and certainly the best slasher of all time.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/11/2014 Reply  · 

ya I would agree its not really a horror flick

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JC13

JC13 on 5/12/2014 Reply  · 

While I do admit that The Empire Strikes Back is a better film, I have always slightly preferred Return of the Jedi. I also think that Star Wars is the weakest of the trilogy, meaning that not only do I like ROTJ better than it, but I also consider it to be the better movie.

Sorry for the late reply by the way! :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 5/20/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for answering my question I was going to watch it but someone deleted it off my list of recordings gerrrr

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 5/21/2014 Reply  · 

No problem. Just holler back after you watch it. Would love to get your personal take on it.

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 5/23/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, Nononsense. Since you're a fan of the X-Men franchise, I want to ask if you have seen Days of Future Past yet? I watched it earlier and I thought it was incredible! The best X-Men film so far. It's just climbed up in my top 20 favourite films of all time. I was that impressed by it!

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 5/24/2014 Reply  · 

Haven't seen it, but I'm shocked that you put it in your top 20 so quickly. And I'll be pleasantly surprised if I like it more than X2.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/5/2014 Reply  · 

How did you like Cool Hand Luke?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 6/6/2014 Reply  · 

Honestly, I haven't seen it all. I've seen about half of it but had something else to do. I've been meaning to go back and finish it. From what I saw, it was good. Didn't seem to have "Top 100" potential though.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 6/9/2014 Reply  · 

I definitely recommend Cool Hand Luke

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/14/2014 Reply  · 

OK,so Vertigo is completely amazing,I love it,but I'm wondering about this one scene.You know the part where Madeline goes to the hotel that used to be Carlotta's house?What is the point of that scene,and how did she disappear?Was it just to show how mysterious Madeline was?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 6/15/2014 Reply  · 

The way I interpret it is that Galvin pays for the hotel room and stages it all to further his case that Madeline is haunted by Carlotta. As for the disappearing act, who knows? In Vertigo, Hitch seems to deliberately build extreme mystery and intense suspense even at the risk of implausibility. I've argued that such implausibility keeps Vertigo from being a flawless film, but that still doesn't disqualify it from being an exquisite, once-in-a-lifetime masterpiece. Really, I've never experienced a movie that sucked me in that hard and kept me wanting more of the same the moment it's finished. It's a hypnotic experience that puts you in a state of trance. The first time I saw it, I watched it again, back-to-back.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 6/15/2014 Reply  · 

Oh yeah,you would love The Searchers.Cinematography is awesome,John Wayne is a beast(his best performance IMO).It's kinda like Vertigo,it get's better and better the more you watch it.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/13/2014 Reply  · 

Let me know what you think of The Searchers if you see it :)

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 7/14/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, will do. Got any other movie suggestions that I haven't seen?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/16/2014 Reply  · 

Well,Seven Samurai is a great film.So are Citizen Kane and Night of the Hunter.

How about me?Any movies you think I need to see?

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 7/22/2014 Reply  · 

Okay, sorry it took me so long to get back with you. I've looked thorough your "Haven't Seen" list. If it's accurate, there are a plethora of movies that I highly recommend you see.

First and foremost, you MUST watch Memento. It's that good. In fact, I personally crown it the best movie in the modern era. Yes, that good. It came out 15 years ago, and there hasn't been a single movie that I've seen since then that's better. Some come close, but not better. And you MUST watch it at least two or three times. It gets better and better with each viewing. It never grows old.

Now that I've got that out the way, I also recommend Alien and Aliens. These are my second and third favorite Sci-Fi's respectively behind 2001: A Space Odyssey. Next, you have to see Terminator, Terminator 2. If you're a Hitchcock fan, Notorious is a must see. And I see that Sunset Blvd. is in your top 10. I haven't seen it yet, but I have a general idea of what kind of movie it is. That being said, if you like Sunset Blvd., you really should check out The Big Sleep.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/23/2014 Reply  · 

What's your opinion on Quentin Tarantino?

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 8/25/2014 Reply  · 

I'm Looking at the list of movies you haven't seen. You definitely need to see Ferris Bueller's Day off

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 8/27/2014 Reply  · 

You definitely Need to But, Please remember to block out anything from the stupid TV show.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/27/2014 Reply  · 

If theres's one film-maker I can think of that isn't for everybody,it would be Tarantino! Personally,I've liked all his films I've seen,and I definitely agree with you about Jackie Brown.That might be his best film.Not my favorite,but probably his best.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/30/2014 Reply  · 

Do you have any plans on seeing The Searchers or Once Upon a Time in the West soon? I see you saw For a Few Dollars more,how was it?

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JAB88

JAB88 on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

Hey just wanted to thank you for the friend request. Nice to see Memento very high on your list. Its been awhile since I last saw it but I remember thinking how amazing the whole film was because it was so mind-blowing and original. Nolan never seems to disappoint me.

I totally recommend seeing Schindler's List and Seven Samurai. Both are great in my mind.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 8/31/2014 Reply  · 

A Fistful of Dollars might be my least favorite of the Dollars Trilogy,but I still think it's a really good film.Its scale is much smaller than the other two,so you should know that.Clint does a great job,Leones stylish direction is awesome,it's a good movie.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/2/2014 Reply  · 

Whoa!!! Big top 20 changes! What made you want to change up your list?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/3/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the recommendations man! There are a few films I plan on seeing first,but after I watch those I'll try and check those out.

Have you seen Sunset Blvd.? If you haven't I highly recommend it for you.

How is Fargo?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah man,you'd dig Sunset Blvd. I know All About Eve won best picture,but it really should have gone to Sunset.

Fargo seems like a Tarantino movie,eh? Well then I should enjoy it! :D
Have you seen No Country for Old Men? That's the Coen bro's and that doesn't really feel like Tatantino at all.

Any thoughts on The Passion of Joan of Arc?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/4/2014 Reply  · 

Let's see...I know you would like Sunset Blvd., that would be my highest recommendation.If you like Treasure if the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon,you'd probably like The African Queen as well.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/5/2014 Reply  · 

I wouldn't say Gran Torino is the BEST movie I've ever seen,that would probably be 2001 or Taxi Driver,but it is my favorite.First off,Clint Eastwood plays what is probably my favorite character in all of film,Walt Kowalski.Another reason it's my favorite is because of the powerful themes it explores like redemption, racism, mentorship, and sacrifice. It has everything I could want in a movie,it's really funny, it can be really sad, and it's always entertaining.

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JC13

JC13 on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

I saw you say you were glad to see that I and someone else had seen Dark Passage. I watched it last month and loved it! In my opinion it is Bogart and Bacall's second best after The Big Sleep. When did you see Dark Passage? What did you think of it?

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JC13

JC13 on 9/10/2014 Reply  · 

Cool. Key Largo is pretty good, but it's my least favorite of the 4 they did together. Have you seen To Have and Have Not?

Bogart is one of my favorite actors too! :)

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JC13

JC13 on 9/12/2014 Reply  · 

I didn't think that To Have and Have Not felt like Casablanca. It's certainly not nearly as good though.

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MasterRater

MasterRater on 9/14/2014 Reply  · 

Well, son. I am an old fellow but there is no denying what so ever these movies are inconcievable and have shaped the history of films.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/17/2014 Reply  · 

I don't hate City Lights, I just find it kinda mediocre and underwhelming. It's not that it's a silent film, I would never have any prejudice against a film because for the time period in which it was produced. For instance, I love Buster Keaton's The General. I thought it was a great film with a really great story propelled forward by excellent choreography that amazes me in how well-performed it is. City Lights had some clever slapstick, but little of it serves any purpose in a story. It's just "The tramp goes to ___ and does some shtick." And then he becomes a boxer towards the end and all the bits revolve around him boxing and it makes the film feel even less like a narrative and even more like a series of skits. I also found the love interest flat and uninteresting, so the romance did little to amaze me like it seems to do other people. Compare this to The General, where the story is solid and concise and the jokes are all fitting to the central concept and Keaton's deadpan delivery just kills me. Hilarious.
Perhaps it could just be the way it's aged, but that's why I don't love City Lights.

How do you feel about Buster Keaton and more specifically The General? Let's get some healthy discussion going here! :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/18/2014 Reply  · 

Have you ever seen The Best Years of Our Lives? I would really recommend it to you.

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MasterRater

MasterRater on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

I am not so much of a flickcharter, son recommended the site to me. Therefore, Im "flicking" only when I don't have much to do - which by age turns more and more frequently...

Thank you for reminding me some of those films. I am a very classical type of movie guy. You can expect me to love every classic out there.

Sunset Boulevard and Harvey I believe are some movies you will enjoy. Harvey, I belive, though not Jimmy Stewart's best films, but certainly one of his best performances. Sunset Blvd. has a great, alluring and exotic way of handling its characters. It is an immense film, and partly holds up with today. "Partly" because watch out for those racist, sexism and misogyny elements. Forgive me, I know it is from the 50ies - but for me - a movie needs to be "clean" in order to hold up. Anyway, mate, enjoy :-)

Oh, regarding your list of Shame. What is your state on Indiana Jones? Because Last Crusade is a marvel.
Bicycle Thief! Seven Samurai! and Paths of Glory! Go on, mate, get watching!

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 9/20/2014 Reply  · 

Harvey is good, whimsical tale. I liked it.

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Caesar

Caesar on 9/23/2014 Reply  · 

I didn't say All About Eve didn't have any memorable dialogue for me, rather I said it doesn't have any scenes or lines that stick with me the way Double Indemnity does. I've seen All About Eve 2-3 times within the past couple years, so it's pretty fresh in my mind.

Witness for the Prosecution is good, but I wouldn't quite put it in Wilder's top five. I see it as being on par with films like Stalag 17 and Sabrina. Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment, Some Like It Hot, and (maybe) Ace in the Hole are the films I see as being "top-shelf" Wilder.

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Caesar

Caesar on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

His Girl Friday would be right up your alley, I'd say. It has some excellent dialogue. It Happened One Night is my choice for greatest romantic comedy of all time, so I would recommend that one to anybody. Also, The African Queen and Touch of Evil are ones you may really like.

Sunset Boulevard shares a lot of similarities with All About Eve, so you'll definitely enjoy that one. Personally, I go back and forth on which one is the superior film, so I'll be interested to hear how you feel the two movies stack up against each other.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

I'd love to hear some more of your thoughts on City Lights' thematic non-conventional narrative. I like stuff like Louie, which does kind of a similar thing to what you're talking about, I think.

Yes, you should definitely see The General. It captures you emotionally by pure spectacle and excellent stuntwork. But there is emotion to it, too.

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

And in response to your survey, The World's End has been my Number One since around November 2013. It may very well change, but not right now. If I rewatch 2001, that might snatch the spot. I am quite loyal to the movie, and I think I may be a bit biased to it, but only because the sheer experience of seeing it in the theater. My top 5/10 is more likely to change though. That went through an overall over the last few months when I got into Kubrick films.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

Thank you for your reply to my earlier question(s) about your favorite film and your top ten. I asked this question to various people because I've battled with replacing my #1 film for over a year now. I saw Casablanca for the first time in 1999 I think. It left a profound impression on me. It soon became my favorite film as I would routinely revisit it. So, for roughly 15 years, Casablanca has been my favorite film. I've had some really good times with it as well. I first saw it when I was in the military. I just relate to so much of the film. Oddly enough, I relate to both Victor Laszlo AND Rick Blaine!! Victor for the military lifestyle that requires you to be away from the love of your life, and Rick for the duality of choosing between someone you love and doing the right thing. So many themes strike all the right chords with me.

Fast-forward the time to 2013. I saw Vertigo for the first time ever. It blew me away more than any film I had ever seen. Everything about it was brilliant. And the more I watched it, I began to develop an obsession for it. I've never watched a film so many times in such a short span. I watched Vertigo more than ten times in a month. It just drew me in. I wanted to put it as my #1 film, but I didn't want to make a decision based on a knee-jerk reaction. So, I gave it time to see if my affinity for it would lessen. I even forced myself to stop watching it so much. Well, a few weeks ago, I showed it to some friends and family. I discovered that my affection for this film hadn't changed a bit. So now comes the hard part. I almost feel like I'm cheating on Casablanca if I put Vertigo #1. To answer my own question, I'm very loyal to my favorite film of all time. But I think the time has come for me to be true to my chart and put Vertigo at #1.

I've seen Casablanca recently and I still love it as much as I did when I first watched it. But I think I enjoy Vertigo from start to finish a little more than I love Casablanca from start to finish.

I know I'm probably taking this way too serious, but watching movies is one of my favorite pass times. What do you think? Have you ever had this dilemma?

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Caesar

Caesar on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

I'm always happy to converse with a fellow movie lover, so don't worry about "bugging" me. :)

I haven't seen Harvey yet, but I have seen Arsenic and Old Lace. I'm in the minority on this, but I'm not much of a fan of the film. Too much of the humor misses the mark for me. I don't know of anybody else who dislikes it, so I guess it's just me. :)

My #1 (Star Wars) has been my favorite movie for as long as I can remember. I can't see that ever changing, but I guess anything's possible. All that said, I'm not sure I'd call myself rabidly loyal towards the movie. What I mean is that if somebody else thinks Star Wars is awful, I don't take offense or think there's something wrong with that person; I just chalk it up to being a matter of personal taste.

Unlike my #1, my #2-10 does change on occasion. For example, I think about six months ago, I bumped The Godfather up from #4 to #2. I'm pretty happy with my top 10 right now, but I doubt I'll ever be finished tweaking it. :)

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saddler16

saddler16 on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Gran Torino has been my favorite movie since I saw it the first time a few months ago,but it could definitely change! I would say I'm pretty biased towards it since a lot of the themes in it resonate with me personally,but I don't get mad if someone has a different opinion of it.My Top 5-10 could easily change,there are so many great films I need to see!

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

My list isn't definite, I'm not even sure if my top ten is in the right order (it's changed a bit over the years, but I don't really keep track of that). But it doesn't really matter to me, I just don't have time to be debating whether this movie is slightly better than that. I'm not really sure what you mean by loyalty--if I were to watch a movie that I thought was better than my #1, would I be in denial about it and refuse to change my order? Or if someone were to besmirch its good name, would I be offended and relentlessly defend its honor? Of course not. I realize for every movie out there, there's someone out there who dislikes it, and some of them have valid reasons. And that's perfectly okay, and I like hearing other points of view. I'm secure enough in my opinions that I'm not going to get upset over that.

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TheEgant

TheEgant on 9/24/2014 Reply  · 

Great questions bro. Truth is...my number one movie, Star Wars, probably isn't my favorite movie of all time...but I can't really separate the original trilogy. One on one...I'd probably take Shawshank or Jedi over SW, but the actually VS hasn't come up for me on flickchart yet. My Top 10 is fairly close to accurate, but I haven't had much movement in it in a year or so. My top 20 moves a bit more. I'm continually ranking movies in my spare time, but some of the toughest VS just haven't popped up for me yet...

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Wade92

Wade92 on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks for the the questions man. As for my number one...Inception has been my favorite film since 2010 when it was released. When I first saw it in theaters I knew it was one of the best movies I had ever seen and when I saw it again for a second time I could confidently say it was without a doubt the film I enjoyed the most. I'm not sure it will change but if a film comes along that I feel is even better I won't be afraid to admit it. I'm not so loyal to it that I think nothing else can touch it.

As for being loyal/biased towards the films, I'm not afraid to stick up for films I enjoy even if they are not always always well received films but I always respect everyone's opinions. There is no right or wrong, it's only what you personally think about the movie. That's what makes discussing movies so interesting is that everyone has different opinions.

My Top 10 is pretty accurate but it's still always changing slightly with movies moving in or out. I don't think I could ever give a definite list where the movies are in the exact right order haha

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shane24

shane24 on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

Well, before Flickchart, I never really thought what my number one film was. Sure, I had some idea, but never had I asked myself the real hard questions before joining in 2011. I will never say no movie will top The Dark Knight, but it's going to be quite an achievement to top that film for me. I'm loyal to The Dark Knight, but I never will get into arguments like I see other people do. Maybe a friendly debate? But I just don't get fanboy rants when it's all subjective. Yeah, my top ten has changed quite a bit. Dumb and Dumber is quite new, so was The Raid 2, before Guardians of the Galaxy kicked it out. They all stay around the same area, so I'm not as loyal to them as my number 1 or 2.

Just tell me if you want to know mor, or want to talk about anything else.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

#1 have been #1 since I saw it/them about 8-years ago. I don`t think my #1 movie will ever change. I`m very loyal/biased to my #1 film. My top 5, 10, 20 (etc) does change from time to time depending on whether or not I rewatch a certain film, or if i`m lucky I might see a film that enters that VIP-range of films. But my top 5, 10, 20 never gets occupied by completely different films that often. Some of them are edged in stone but not all.

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JC13

JC13 on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

Pulp Fiction has been my #1 since I really started expanding my movie tastes. It will mostly likely stay my #1 for the rest of my life. I'm loyal to it. My top 5 is pretty much set in stone. My top 10 is pretty solid too, though there are a few that just miss it that could eventually get in.

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WillHunting

WillHunting on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

Sounds like a fun idea.

My #1 actually switches back and forth between Return of the King and Shawshank, depending on which one I have watched more recently. To me they are both perfect movies.

Outside of that the only spot that has really changed in my Top 10 is the ten spot because In Bruges climbs every time I watch it. I would say I don't see it changing any time soon now. These are all movies that I rewatch every year and will love forever.

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

I Like your Question Nononsense.. When I was a child E.T moved me the most there wasn't a film that moved me this much in a very long time. I will admit that I am 100% Biased with E.T. Deep Down I know there are better movies than E.T, But I am very Emotionally Biased to it. Other than that, I would say that My list always Changes ,because my taste always changes. I think E.T, Rocky, The Godfather, West side story, and back to the Future will always remain my favorites. I am emotionally Biased with those films as well. :)

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MysticSpoon

MysticSpoon on 9/25/2014 Reply  · 

Raiders of the Lost Ark has been my #1 for about...a year and a half now, I think? Before that, it was The Empire Strikes Back (currently my #2) and before Empire, I don't know.

Will it ever change - I don't know, probably. My taste in film has changed in the past few years, I look at films more critically than I did, say, 5 years ago. I think there will come a time when I think another film is more brilliant or closer to my heart (as cheesy as that might sound).

How loyal and / or biased am I towards it - Pretty loyal, I think. I do acknowledge that it has some minor flaws, and if people don't like it or see huge flaws in it, then I can understand that. I might make a slightly snarky comment, but I don't get enraged if someone doesn't like it. I don't think it's a question I can answer "correctly"; it's almost like asking a baker how tasty his bread is, if that makes sense. Other people are better able to judge how biased and / or loyal you are to something.

The first 7 films are pretty much set in stone. Raiders, Empire, Se7en, There Will Be Blood, Amadeus, The Big Lebowski, Kick-Ass. The order of the last three tend to change from time to time, but only once or twice a year. Some films did drop out of my top 5 though - when I started on this site, I remember having Back to the Future at number 2 or number 3, but now I'm thinking it shouldn't even belong in my top 10. There have been films in my top 10 that have dropped out; Snatch, Terminator 2, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, In Bruges, Snatch, Star Wars (which should probably replace Back to the Future in my top 10) and Inception have all been in there. Terminator 2 was my most recent addition to my top 10, but I removed it a few months later due to a disappointing rewatch. It's still great, but I do recognize many of its flaws (and I might actually prefer the original now).

Fun question :)

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skywalker17

skywalker17 on 11/30/2014 Reply  · 

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 9/26/2014 Reply  · 

For the longest time, I had Coming to America as my #1 because it's my favorite movie. Once I got on here though, I decided my list should be more complete than simply my favorites, like Field of Dreams, Back to the Future, etc... Shawshank Redemption is my #1, and I don't think I'll ever see a movie better. 12 Angry Men is also pretty entrenched at #2. Godfather I had n my top 20 and then I watched it again this year and bumped it to #3. I was so impressed the 2nd time I saw it. I saw so much more I loved about the film and realized how great it truly was. That proves however that my list could change from films I haven't seen as well as films I watch again. Oz is 4th for me and I don't see it moving anytime soon. So my top 4 is pretty solid now. Especially my top 3 which I think are the only perfect movies ever made. On the Waterfront is 5th for me, and I bumped it up like Godfather after watching it again. Streetcar I watched about a year or so ago and was so amazed by it, I had to put it 6th. Some Like it Hot is the best comedy I have ever seen, so I expect it to stay in my top 10 forever. Psycho and Rear Window are the two Hitchcock movies I think are head and shoulders above the rest. Psycho I don't see leaving my top 10, but I could see a movie someday bumping Rear Window from the 10 spot. The Best Years of Our Lives is such an incredible movie and now everyone knows it as well as the rest of the films in my top 10, so I see myself leaving it in my top 10 so it can standout on my list. I could watch it all the time.

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MasterRater

MasterRater on 9/27/2014 Reply  · 

People are different. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has a more comedic tone. You obvously did not enjoy Raiders of the Lost Ark, therefore it will take some of the nostalgia and greatness of Last Crusade. However, if you have watched Raiders of the Lost Ark I would still endorse you to watch it. Its adventure storyline is immense and chemistry between the two fellows Sean Connery and Harrison Ford could not be better. An associate of mine hated Raiders of the Lost Ark but Last Crusade is one of his most cherished movies. Give it a try.

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Danielod

Danielod on 9/28/2014 Reply  · 

The Matrix has been my #1 for nearly a year, however, I do believe it is beginning to lose a little of its magic. The first time I saw it, I was amazed by its complexity and its story and action. And it kept getting better on repeated viewings, but once I saw other movies like The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly etc. I found that The Matrix might not be my favorite movie after all. Its not that I liked the movie any less, but other "better" movies came along and you could say they diminished the value of The Matrix in my eyes. So, you could say that my number one is not exactly set in stone. :) Although, there may be some changes in the top 10, I think that (discounting some of the great movies i have not seen) the movies in my top 10 are the movies that will stay in my top 10, until of course I see a movie for the first time that bumps one out. So, to answer your question in a sentence, I have no doubt that there will be some major changes to my top 10 pretty soon, so its not set in stone.

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Nils98

Nils98 on 10/1/2014 Reply  · 

So what are you most excited to see this fall season? I'm personally dying to see Gone Girl, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Interstellar. Oh, man Interstellar looks so good!

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

You think I'm not a die-hard movie fan? Really? Think again dearest friend :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

I was just messin' with you man :)

No film's position in my top 10 is static, there's always the threat of ejection. Se7en had been my no. 1 for the 2 years or so but a few months back Zodiac dethroned it and took its top spot. As of now, Zodiac is in a very safe position as I put it at no. 1 after a second viewing. It should stay there for a while.

But you never know :)

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 10/7/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah I would probably say the same thing my top ten moves around a lot because I'm always re watching movies but my number one will always be my number one

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/8/2014 Reply  · 

I see you got to see Sunset Blvd.,what did you think?

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ToryK

ToryK on 10/8/2014 Reply  · 

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly's been in my top five for a loooong time, and it jumps in and out of the #1 spot on occasion. But it's definitely one of my all-time favorites. Will it change? Maybe, at some point. I'm on medication for depression and some other stuff, so my opinion of things change as I and my mood do. The top 10's definitely gonna change. It's in need of an overhaul, I think. I just need to find the time to do it. But yeah, it's changed before and it's going to change again.

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Boonmee

Boonmee on 10/9/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, sorry I'm only getting back to you now. I haven't been around much, lately.

2001 has been my #1 favorite for about three years now. There are many, many years of movie watching ahead (hopefully), so I can't say for sure that it will stay my #1 forever, but it is a profoundly important film for me, so it's going to take something truly earth-shattering to upset it. I'm very loyal to it (if being loyal to a film is something that is possible). It changed everything for me as far as my perception of film went. My top 5/10 is more malleable. I love the films in that collection but they could easily shift in the future. Nothing is set in stone there. As far as recent changes to the list goes...maybe once or twice in the last two years.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/13/2014 Reply  · 

Hey Nononsense, is Memento the only contemporary film you really love or are there any more.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/14/2014 Reply  · 

I had asked the question because it was the only modern film on your top 10 list and also you are in a lot of matchups concering older classic movies.

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djones16

djones16 on 10/15/2014 Reply  · 

hey nononsense how many times have you seen vertigo do you agree with me that the first time i saw it was the best as it was my first experience with this masterpeice

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

Just out of curiosity, what is your favorite movie trilogy and what is your favorite movie from that trilogy?

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joshua528491

joshua528491 on 10/18/2014 Reply  · 

Hi, Nononsense. Long time no speak! I was just wondering if you ever got around to a Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki film. I've been getting into their works since this April and I love them a lot. I bring this up because I can remember when we talked about films we hate but everyone loves and vice versa, one of the films I mentioned was Spirited Away and you said that you haven't seen it, but it was available for you to watch. Well, I re-watched that back in July and I got to say, I loved it! Talk about a completely different opinion on the 2nd viewing! I watched it again recently and I loved it even more.

Five of their films are in my top 20 favourite films of all time now; Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Grave of the Fireflies and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. You can see my ranking on my profile page.

I'm interested to hear your opinion if you have seen any of them. If not, I hope you get around to watching one of them soon, especially those five I mentioned.

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carayverson

carayverson on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

I really like your top ten! I've been wanting to check out All About Eve and Witness for the Persecution.

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/22/2014 Reply  · 

My favorite trilogy is also LOTR and my favorite from the trilogy is FOTR. I also like Star Wars and The Godfather (but I haven't seen Part III).

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MaritimeAviator

MaritimeAviator on 10/23/2014 Reply  · 

Hey, I'm a big fan of your favorites. A lot of them are my favs too. I just finished watching Psycho. I tend to go a little Hitchcock crazy before Halloween. I just wanted to say, good favs. Cheers.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

I like your top 10. I really like The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and 2001. I like the others too, but they're the ones that stand out to me.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 10/26/2014 Reply  · 

Hey :)

I would truly like to apologize for not having replied sooner. I simply haven't gone on the site as of late. I hope to return (and start re-ranking films) at the end of the year. I would also like to say that I had a bit of a falling apart with my favourite film (Fellowship) when last I watched it so this would be a tough one to answer.

I would say that Fellowship has been my favourite film for about 2 to two and a half years. I'm not that biased towards my favourite film. I freely admit that there are superior films to my personal favourite though I'm reluctant in letting go of a favourite film. It took quite a bit out of me last time I watched Fellowship to realize that it just isn't my favourite film of all time. My list is never constant. New films keep getting added, old ones fall off.

I'm sorry if I can't be much more help to you man.

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Caesar

Caesar on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

I understand your dilemma perfectly. I recently took a critical look at my top 50 to see if I needed to make any changes, and I found it very difficult to do. I love all of these films, but for various reasons - so how do I rank them? What's more important to me: how a film makes me think or how it makes me feel? I'm still not sure.

Ultimately, I think my #1 is my #1 because it's the film I'd choose for myself if I could only watch ONE film for the rest of my life. If someone were to tell you that you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, would Casablanca or Vertigo be that film? If your answer is Vertigo, then that's your new #1.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

Pretty much every week. My favorite button on Flickchart, even more than Add to Flickchart is Re-Rank this movie.

My favorite movie of all-time is Coming to Amerca. However, when you are talking about the best film I have ever seen and the one I would recommend first is Shawshank. I don't ever expect to see a better film.

However, I can't wait to see a movie that comes close. Movies like 12 Years a Slave, King's Speech and War Horse are all in my top 100. Crash, however, is only film in the last decade that is in my top 20.

I did add M to my top 20 which I just recently saw, as well as African Queen & A Streetcar Named Desire. I also re-watched The Godfather and bumped it to #3.

Shawshank, 12 Angry Men, Wizard of Oz, On the Waterfront, Some Like it Hot, Pyscho, Best Years of our Lives, Rear Window, Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, Philadelphia, Braveheart, Schindler's List, and E.T. are movies I've loved for so long.

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Danielod

Danielod on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

I know exactly what you mean! As a matter of fact, the same thing just happened to me, as I was talking about in my response to your question. :) I was talking about how I felt it was time for The Matrix to move down from my #1 spot and I just made that choice yesterday! My new favorite film of all time is The Shawshank Redemption. It is truly an amazing film. Every time I see it, I just get swept away by its story even though I've seen it about a dozen times. It was a hard decision at first to make since I loved The Matrix so dearly, but once I decided it was time, it wasn't so hard. Also, The Matrix moved all the way back to #12! It's not that my opinion of the film changed at all, I just had it ranked too high. Like you, I was blown away the first time I saw The Matrix (or in your case, Casablanca) and our love for these films haven't exactly changed, but we think it's possible that we enjoy another film just a little bit more. I can't make this decision for you because it is simply a matter of which film do you enjoy watching the most? I will be very interested to see how you decide. :)

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TheHonestFilmFan

TheHonestFilmFan on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

I had this dilemma when I was contemplating whether To Kill a Mockingbird or The World's End should be my number one. What I did was I took a trial period of about a week, where I just impulsively shuffled around my top 20, without giving much thought to how long the films had been on the list, but rather how much I liked them in the here and the now. After a week, I realised I was much happier with the newer version of my list, so I kept it and the rest is history. I would really recommend you trying this out as well. What do you have to lose?

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

I do think you're taking this very seriously, but that says so much about your passion for your favorite flicks. I've faced such a dilemma as well. Se7en had been my no. 1 for such a long time so when Zodiac impressed the holy fuck outta me, I contemplated removing the former from the top spot. And I did just that, after giving further careful thought. In my case, I have some sort of an internal self-adjusting system that arranges my favorite films on the list by itself. If I've placed a film at the wrong position, that decision will keep nagging at me. The only way this vexation will go away is when I've finally allocated the correct spot to said film. This is hard to explain, but you've gotta rid yourself of that nagging feeling. The fact that you're asking this question to me suggests that you too are facing such a situation right now. I'd advise you to put Vertigo at the no. 1 spot and then wait if this discomfort persists. Because on the one hand, you're emotionally attached to Casablanca -- it's mighty close to your heart -- and on the other you also want to give this awesome film you've discovered (Vertigo) its due. This conflict lingering over your head will go away as soon as you're willing to make changes for the right reasons. If Vertigo has a slight edge over Casablanca, hand it the crown, friend. Film tastes are always evolving, and it's not like you'll be discarding your long-time favorite. It'll still be your no. 2 lol.

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

Yes I have! I change my list all the time. Although for me, it usually happens with horror films. I completely understand why your taking this so seriously. There are a lot of people who are very passionate about the movies. I say " Go with It." Change your list. Don't worry what other people think. I have films on my list that would make other people wonder whether how old I am or what crowd I hang out with. Art is a Matter of opinion . I'm sure you will find other people agreeing with the list that you have.
KNOCK YOURSELF OUT.

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ironichipster

ironichipster on 10/27/2014 Reply  · 

I haven't been in your situation. But I think there's two points you should consider:
1. It's only been a year since you've seen Vertigo. I think you should wait about a decade to see if your feelings have remained the same or have changed. Yeah, it's a long time, but you need to gain some perspective (you mentioned you're obsessed, that's not the best state of mind to make decisions in).
2. The only point you made in favor of Vertigo is that you really like watching it. Casablanca means more to you personally.
I'd stick with Casablanca for now, but it's up to you. They're both great movies, and you can always change your mind.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 10/28/2014 Reply  · 

I guess you should just be honest with yourself.If you truly love Vertigo more but just aren't putting it above Casablanca because you feel like you'd be cheating on it,you're just lying to yourself.So just do what makes you happy man.

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JC13

JC13 on 10/28/2014 Reply  · 

I had the same dilemma just over a year ago. I had Inception as my favorite film for a couple years, but Pulp Fiction kept getting closer to it. Finally after rewatching Pulp Fiction for the millionth time I decided to stop lying to myself and make it my #1. Looking back I should have done it long before that. Hope this helps!

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MaritimeAviator

MaritimeAviator on 10/28/2014 Reply  · 

Yeah, On The Waterfront has been my favorite film since the first time I saw it years ago. Sometime I feel like it should be replaced, but Brando's performance makes me reconsider. There are a few movies that have come close to knocking it of it's high horse though.

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Wade92

Wade92 on 10/29/2014 Reply  · 

Haha yeah that's a little bit of a predicament :)

From time to time I have to really sit and think what my favorite movie is especially as it can change over the years. When I was young Star Wars was my favorite movie and in my teenage years it was The Dark Knight. Inception has remained my favorite for quite a while now. When picking my favorite movies I just try think about how they make me feel. I don't really know how to explain it but I try look for how strong of an emotional connection I have with it if that makes any sense at all.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/29/2014 Reply  · 

Just out of curiosity why do you like 2001 so much. I didn't like it all. Only reason I rank it at all is because of how important it was for so many directors

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TheEgant

TheEgant on 10/30/2014 Reply  · 

Can totally relate to what your saying. I have the same back and forth with Star Wars/Jedi/Shawshank. Star Wars is number one on my chart, but mostly because it's never been up against Jedi. I saw Jedi in the theater when I was six years old and it my first real movie experience. I don't know if anything can top it. I understand your battle with Casablanca Vs Vertigo...totally. But for me, nostalgia is just irreplaceable. The original Star Wars trilogy might not be the "best" movies I've ever seen, but they are without a doubt, the most important.

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Saltzman_Sees

Saltzman_Sees on 10/30/2014 Reply  · 

Appreciate your take on 2001. I will try to watch it again. I might need to watch it in stages. It was so long when I saw it, I had a hard time accepting all of the story at once and trying to understand it's purpose.

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AngieRomero

AngieRomero on 10/30/2014 Reply  · 

I like avatar, but I like Raiders better.

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coligula

coligula on 11/5/2014 Reply  · 

You have a good top 10, as well; several of those movies are on my "need to watch" list. It's just been harder for me to find the time to sit out and watch a good movie, lately.
Casablanca was one of those movies I expected to be disappointed by, but it was a pleasant surprise to see how well it stood up, even after all this time.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 11/8/2014 Reply  · 

Very interesting to read about your experiences on Casablanca and Vertigo. You are definitely not taking it too seriously by considering on replacing your favourite film of all time. I mean, to have a film as your no. 1 for 15 years and then, having to make the decision whether or not to replace it is certainly a tough one.

Ever since I got into films back in 2011, LoTR stuck with me the most. I watched the entire trilogy many times. I loved the characters, the themes, the scores, the effects, everything about it! Recently, for my birthday, I began to re-watch Fellowship and I saw myself been less drawn into it. I wasn't sure if it was the time I chose to watch it or whether I've gotten into other films but I found myself disconnected from the film a bit.

This has left a tough question in my mind. What is my favourite film of all time? I just don't feel like I have a specific favourite now. Casablanca and Vertigo, alongside 12 Angry Men are top 10 contenders but I simply can't pick a #1 without LoTR been the #1.

As for you, Vertigo may in fact be your favourite now and you may be forced to make that decision.

P.S: I hope you get around to some Kurosawa soon! :D I'm re-watching his films over the next week and a bit!

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JC13

JC13 on 11/9/2014 Reply  · 

Glad to see that you loved Once Upon a Time in the West! It's in my top 5.

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JC13

JC13 on 11/11/2014 Reply  · 

They are basically tied, but gun to my head I'd pick the West. It took a few viewings of each for that to happen though.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/6/2014 Reply  · 

I've come back to it and right now, my favourite film is either Casablanca or The Apartment. I agree, I especially did relate to the heroic nature of Victor Lazlo in that film. What the film means to me, the more I watch it, makes me sure that it is my favourite film...at least for now.

I certainly have had the same dilemma as you; facing the truth that a certain film may replace your current #1 is a tough thing to face. I certainly had to face it with Fellowship.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/12/2014 Reply  · 

Thanks man! Yeah, after getting so stressed out about the fact that I wasn't getting an accurate enough list on Flickchart, I was glad to have got away from the site for a while. I'm also enjoying this new list, which seems to better reflect my tastes. I was a little surprised, but also sorta relieved to see each of Hitchcock's four renowned masterpieces land in my top 10. Very much perfect in their own rights.

I guess there's still a lot of rankings to go before I get a definitive top 100. I'd say approximately 90 more films to rank before a proper list!

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/12/2014 Reply  · 

Six of your top 10 are in my top 25. 4 of those are in my top 10, like you mentioned. Very similar tastes.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 12/12/2014 Reply  · 

"All About Eve" is the only film in your top 10 I've yet to see. I was planning to check it out sometime this month, as I've started my school break basically. I hope to get around to it very soon and I am quite excited.

Wow, just by what you've told me, I must see it very soon then. However, should I see ANY Bettie Davies film before "All About Eve", seeing as how I haven't yet seen any of her films. Or, should I go in blind to her career with "All About Eve"?

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 1/5/2015 Reply  · 

Sorry for not getting back to your last comment man. I just decided to wait until I saw "All About Eve" to get a reply in. I ended up seeing it yesterday, but was too exhausted to say anything then.

I can say, from a first viewing of the film, I was very happy with the film. The performances, the cinematography and the ideas the film raises regarding mortal fame and glory, ambition and deception made for a very compelling first viewing. I would give it a 4/5 and Bette Davies was in fact as good as I had heard her performance was. Anne Baxter was terrific and in ways, terrifying, as the scheming ingenue. Celeste Holmes was outstanding, and perhaps my favourite of the cast (I know, blasphemy right!??) but her character was more relatable and sympathetic than all others. Margo Channing was a character, with whom my views changed. Initially she seems to be a fame stricken star of complete disregard towards Eve, but ultimately, she is a victim of her own universal success.

I feel that additional viewings of "All About Eve", which I am definitely excited for, will raise this film among my all time favourites. The ending was also fantastic.

I loved the inclusion of Marilyn Monroe, a small role but quite well acted. I know that Monroe isn't highly regarded for her acting, as much as she is for her beauty, but she was good in the film. George Sanders was simply fantastic. He was also in Hitchcock's "Rebecca" but I forgot about that until I checked up his most famous credits.

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DarkBrain

DarkBrain on 2/19/2015 Reply  · 

Hey there! Just finished watching Vertigo and...wow! What a great movie! I still prefer Rear window and Psycho, but I need to see Vertigo once or twice again to get a complete sense of it.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/5/2015 Reply  · 

Thank you, non. I liked your taste too, is very good. Casablanca in 1 ? Finally, the best film ever made in an no. 1
Certainly, Casablanca is almost my 1 too.
Louis, i think this is beginning of an beautiful friendship.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/6/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, 15 years! The Shining has been the my for 10 years, this year 11.
I too i've tempted to put Psycho, A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca or Dr. Strangelove, but i prefer The Shining, seen this 979 times

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/12/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, i seen this haha. I don't remember called Silence of overrated. Maybe, i'm mad

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Koroy

Koroy on 3/13/2015 Reply  · 

You have a great taste in movies and a strong top 20 too :-)

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djones16

djones16 on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_exclusives_%28eighth_generation%29#PlayStation_4

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djones16

djones16 on 3/16/2015 Reply  · 

i have been thinking of perfect questions to ask a movie fan, and i think i have found it so, if you could remake any franchise who would be the first three actors your would cast, who would they play and who would direct, i would remake the classic peter cushing frankenstein movies and i would have christian bale as the dr frankenstein, chris pratt as the hero, and dwayne johnson as the monster with tim burton directing

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lexicona

lexicona on 3/20/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks for the add! I see you like the older movies. I am trying to watch more of them lately...

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/25/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, congratulations for the #500 movie

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/26/2015 Reply  · 

Hm, i really hated all Friday the 13th (The greatest cliche of all time). I need to re-watch A Nightmare on Elm Street, but i think is an smart horror. I unlike the sequels. Dracula is really great, an good entertainment, i need to re-watch! I liked Fly's style, but i really prefer the remake. I can't add this, why i can't remember this, i need to re-watch.
Drag Me to Hell is very good, i recommend, and Evil Dead 2 & 3 too, part of my trilogy fav. Hm, really, i need to re-watch Aliens too, and an an billion of another films

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/26/2015 Reply  · 

Are The Blair Witch Project your least favorite ? I too hated this

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/30/2015 Reply  · 

Thank for the YouTube Link :)! You can seen my comment on A Clockwork Orange vs. Dracula, and The Grand Budapest Hotel vs. Dracula. Hey, you liked Hitchcock's Birds ? (I loved it)

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Danny237

Danny237 on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, sorry to the time to reply! I saw your comment before, but forgot to respond.

Yes, that's a great score. Too liked Koyaanisqatsi's Phillip Glass work.

I hated Birds's ending, haha! But, loved the rest of the film. I give an 9 out of 10.

I saw you ranked the first Saw very high. What did you think about this film ?

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Danny237

Danny237 on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

The twist on the end is the greatest point of the film IMO. But, really an great movie. Recently, i saw between the 4th and the "Final Chapter"; the 2nd is enjoyable, but really the 3rd is the beginning of when the franchise is lost.
Hm, i don't want to see neither of the franchise again too.

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

The only Kobayaski film I've seen is Harakiri, but I've seen plenty of Kurosawa.

For me, Seven Samurai is Kurosawa's magnum opus and is a watch-as-soon-as-possible type of film. After that, I'd go with Yojimbo and its semi-sequel Sanjuro. Those two showcase Kurosawa's ability to do comedy. After those two, I'd move on to a couple of Kurosawa's Shakespeare adaptations, Throne of Blood and Ran.

Ikiru, High and Low, and The Hidden Fortress are the other Kurosawa films I've seen and those three can be watched after the Shakespeare flicks.

In terms of my own personal preferences, I'd rank Kobayashi and Kurosawa like so:

1. Seven Samurai
2. Yojimbo
3. Throne of Blood
4. The Hidden Fortress
5. Sanjuro
6. Harakiri
7. Ran
8. Rashomon
9. High and Low
10. Ikiru

I think you'll like every one of these films very much.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

I've seen 16 films by Kurosawa and 6 by Kobayashi.

The greatest Kurosawa's film is Ran IMO. Seven Samurai was fantastic, and Ikiru too. Red Beard and Dersu Uzala are the weakest. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams is the following film. Not a great film, but was ok. Seven Samurai is one of the best, if you liked 'The Magnificent Seven', the original film is better. Kagemusha, Throne of Blood, and The Hidden Fortress.
After this, High and Low, Stray Dog, and Sanjuro. Drunken Angel and The Bad Sleep Wall are the last.

Kobayashi's masterpiece is easily Harakiri, but Kwaidan was fantastic too. Well-directed, 'Samurai Rebellion' was ok, but an little disappointment. The three Human Condition was ok too, but i dind't care the 2nd at all.

I rank Kurosawa and Kobayashi:
1- Ran.
2- Ikiru.
3- Seven Samurai.
4- Rashomon.
5- Throne of Blood.
6- Yojimbo.
7- Kagemusha.
8- Harakiri.
9- The Hidden Fortress.
10- Drunken Angel.
11- High and Low.
12- Stray Dog.
13- Sanjuro.
14- The Bad Sleep Wall.
15- Kwaidan.
16- Red Beard.
17- Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.
18- Dersu Uzala.

Hans't ranked Human Condition, and Samurai Rebellion yet.

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DavidConrad

DavidConrad on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, in response to your question, here's my personal Kurosawa top 10. Like Caesar, I have only Harakiri for Kobayashi; I think Samurai Rebellion would be the next step in his filmography.

1. Seven Samurai
2. Akira Kurosawa's Dreams (this one really spoke to me, but save it for LATE in your watch project for maximum effect.)
3. Kagemusha
4. Stray Dog
5. Throne of Blood
6. Rashomon
7. Ran
8. Yojimbo
9. The Hidden Fortress
10. Red Beard

Ikiru is of course a major Kurosawa film, non-Samurai, but I left it off because I haven't seen it -- it's a big oversight in my film fandom.

Have you looked into Ozu at all? He doesn't make samurai movies, but some of his films are better than some of these films if they were to be charted together. An Autumn Afternoon and Tokyo Story are the two greatest, in my opinion, in that order. But beware, there's no action in either, and some feel that "nothing happens" in them.

One last big recommendation: look into Chushingura/47 Samurai (1962) by Hiroshi Inagaki. It features Toshiro Mifune and is based on a real, well-known historical event in Japan. It isn't action-packed, but since you liked Harakiri I think you'll appreciate it.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

Glad to help you in your journey into Japanese films.
:). If you want to know something about Kurosawa or Kobayashi films, or any other director, you can ask me. Good luck to see the films in your school intercession.
Probably you like and enjoy very much like (or better) Rashomon and Harakiri!

Yep, both are masterpieces!

That's my list in the order:
Between Kobayashi films, Kwaidan is the first. Samurai Rebellion is the following. And the third/fourth/fifth are the Human Condition trilogy.
In Akira Kurosawa's films, i like this order:
Drunken Angel
Seven Samurai
Ikiru
Throne of Blood
The Hidden Fortress
Yojimbo
The Bad Sleep Well
Sanjuro
High and Low
Stray Dog
Red Beard
Dersu Uzala
Kagemusha
Ran
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

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Caesar

Caesar on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

A few weeks ago, I actually bought the Criterion Blu-ray of Harakiri. I haven't had the chance to watch it yet, but I definitely look forward to seeing it on a bigger screen (so far, I've only seen it online).

Rashomon is definitely one of Kurosawa's very best, but it just doesn't suit my tastes as well as some of Kurosawa's other stuff. Seven Samurai is definitely more my style. It has a bit of everything: drama, tragedy, comedy, action, etc. Great, great film.

Oh, and be aware that there are several different cuts of Seven Samurai. I consider the 207-minute cut the definitive or "real" version.

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TheEgant

TheEgant on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

Oh man, I loved Harakiri...but I'm the first to admit that I'm not a MASSIVE fan of either director. I do have a few I really enjoy though, including: High and Low, Stray Dog, Ikiru, and The Hidden Fortress....probably in that order (all Kurosawa). The only other Kobyashi I have seen is Kwaiden, and I wasn't really impressed....

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JC13

JC13 on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

Glad you liked both of those classics! Both are among my favorites. I actually just recently watched four films from Kobayashi that I hadn't previously seen. Here's how I'd rank him next to Kurosawa (I've seen 18 Kurosawa and 5 Kobayashi):

1. Seven Samurai
2. Harakiri
3. High and Low
4. Yojimbo
5. Rashômon
6. Ran
7. Ikiru
8. Throne of Blood
9. Sanjuro
10. Kagemusha
11. The Hidden Fortress
12. Red Beard
13. Drunken Angel
14. Stray Dog
15. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
16. Dersu Uzala
17. The Bad Sleep Well
18. The Quiet Duel
19. The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
20. Scandal
21. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
22. Samurai Rebellion
23. The Idiot

I like all of those except the last two (which still weren't bad)

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Koroy

Koroy on 5/6/2015 Reply  · 

Hi :- ) You have a great top 20 one of the best I have seen you have seen some of the great movies

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Koroy

Koroy on 5/9/2015 Reply  · 

I recommend you all these 3 movies especially Life of pi that's such a beautiful movie well directed well acted masterpiece
Skyfall is everything i want from an action movie
And x men days of future past is my favourite super hero movie till date

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/11/2015 Reply  · 

What did you think of The 400 Blows?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/11/2015 Reply  · 

Oh, haha I see! I saw you had it ranked really low which surprised me, but that explains it! Yeah, I have seen it, and really like it. It one of my favorite foreign-films and one of my favorite coming-of-age films. I'd really recommend it to you.

Who would you say are your top 5 directors?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/12/2015 Reply  · 

Great list man. My list would look pretty similar to yours, but I'd add The Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood and maybe Quentin Tarantino.

The Coen's have a great way of weaving philosophy and entertainment together fantastically. Plus, they have a gift with creating memorable characters and dialogue.

I love how Scorsese pays homage to the films that inspired him without ripping them off. Technically, his movies are as great as any I've seen, plus they're all so fun yet still worthy of analysis.

Clint Eastwood might be the most underrated director working today. I love how he doesn't sugarcoat his movies and shows how dark the world actually is.


As for Tarantino, he would be my pick for greatest wordsmith in Hollywood history. Every line of dialogue feels so real, while at the same time feeling hyper-stylised. He's also made some of the most entertaining flicks I've seen.

I would agree with you about Kubrick, Hitch and Leone, all masters. I still have to check out more from the other directors you mentioned, but I've loved all I've seen from them.

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/15/2015 Reply  · 

Ooh man, that's a toughie... If I HAD to rank my top 5 favorite directors, I'd probably go:
1. Stanley Kubrick
2. The Coen Brothers
3. Martin Scorsese
4. Alfred Hitchcock
5. Clint Eastwood
Those are my rankings, at least for now haha!

I totally understand why you're not a big Tarantino fan, and can respect that. I don't have a big problem with the excessive profanity in his movies because, while I don't use that kind of language that often, I know real people that actually talk like that, and I mean there's kind of a poetry to it. That's my thoughts at least.

I'd be with you in putting Nolan near the top of the directors out there today. I think The Dark Knight and Inception are his best films, but his movies have kinda taken a dip in quality since The Dark Knight Rises. I still like his movies, but hope he can get back on track. Still haven't seen Memento, but that's something I'm definitely gonna change soon.

Any other directors you want to check out more from?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/16/2015 Reply  · 

Haha! I'll see Memento as soon as I possibly can buddy!

Hmmm...Not familiar with Masaki Kobayashi. Maybe I'll have to check him out...

As for other directors I'd recommend, have you ever heard of Terrence Malick? His movies definitely aren't for everyone, as they're very much " visual poetry" but if you do end up liking him that'd be awesome. Also, have you seen much from The Coen's?

Have you seen The Best Years of Our Lives? That's a movie that seems like it'd be right up your alley...

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

I've definitely heard of Harakari, I've even got it on my watchlist. What are some of his other big movies?

Yes, artsy is exactly the word I'd use to describe Malick. If you want to check him out, I'd recommend starting with Days of Heaven. Probably the most beautiful movie ever made.

Yeah, from Aronovsky I've seen Noah and The Fountain. I wasn't a huge fan of either but I understand those are two of his lesser efforts. What would you recommend from him?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/19/2015 Reply  · 

How did you like High Noon?

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saddler16

saddler16 on 5/20/2015 Reply  · 

Yes, I really like High Noon. It's one of my favorite Westerns. Probably the most tense western I've ever seen.Music is awesome too.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 5/26/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, man, thanks for the friend request!
I'm plan to see few of the your top 10 soon, but for what i know are all great films! And 2001 was sure fantastic.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 5/27/2015 Reply  · 

I sure like it, was very good and entertaining, i really don't know how people think it about the film. I give a 4.5/5 - 9/10 for this film.
Thanks for the link! I need to re-watch Dracula.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 6/8/2015 Reply  · 

Hey! Apologizes for this delayed response, I haven't been on this site in like a month or so at least.

Unfortunately, I have not seen any Kobayashi films but I am quite familiar with Kurosawa. I've also seen two Kenji Mizoguchi films (Ugetsu and Sansho the Bailiff). Sansho was great and Ugetsu was one of the most stunning experiences I've ever had with a film!

I've seen around 10 Kurosawa films and I'd recommend you watch Yojimbo first, then perhaps Throne of Blood, then try to get around to Ikiru (one of the greatest films ever made) and then the extremely underrated High and Low. High and Low and Ikiru are top 50 worthy for me.

Sorry if that isn't much help.

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jakesnake21

jakesnake21 on 7/4/2015 Reply  · 

yes vertigo will always be my favorite Hitchcock film , Glad to see rope so high on your list .

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saddler16

saddler16 on 7/10/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man, just thought I'd let you know I finally got around to Memento, and I don't know why I didn't see it before. I loved it. Everything (especially the mind-bending structure) was handled with perfection. Maybe my favorite Nolan film.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 7/12/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, man, how it's going ?
How was your journey into the Kurosawa films ?

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Danny237

Danny237 on 7/15/2015 Reply  · 

It looks that you have one his very best works, with Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. Ikiru and Ran are the most enjoyable together with Dreams, but these aren't recorded yet.

I have to admit that Seven Samurai looked like a uncomfortable view since I've watched it. Because, isn't for watch on the wrong day. The second and third are way too fantastic. Even though in a tired view of it, the Kurosawa direction and the final battle saving the day.
On the other hand, Yojimbo was one the these films I was usually "underrating". For being shorter, and less epic than Seven Samurai. But, I've watched it recently (On the fourth of July, that not mean nothing on England), and definitely enjoyed it. Great story, great direction.
Another I've changed my mind recently was High and Low, that is a fantastic police story.

Of these you have recorded, I has a special love for Throne of Blood for being a childhood favorite (I never was understanding that shit, but I really liked). After watching Rashomon, it now being my 2nd favorite Kurosawa film, just behind Ran, that you haven't recorded yet.

I actually don't has problems with The Bad Sleep Well, but it's definitely on my Kurosawa bottom. Kurosawa was a new director in that age, so it has usually uninteresting storyline and some boring moments.
Scandal, on the other hand, has everything that a Kurosawa film has, less...be unforgettable.

Hey, a question just out of curiosity: It looks that you're more than 30 years old because of your advanced taste, but I really was crazy about the school point. You're the professor ? Sorry for the ignorance, lol.

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Danny237

Danny237 on 7/15/2015 Reply  · 

Ones of*

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thejamin

thejamin on 7/22/2015 Reply  · 

Hey! I saw your comment on the 2001 vs Memento matchup, which was a great analysis of two great movies. I thought you seemed like a really smart guy so I sent you a request. Thanks for accepting!

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thejamin

thejamin on 7/23/2015 Reply  · 

Thank you for the recommendation! I looked up North by Northwest on IMDB and saw that it was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I came to the shocking realization that I've never seen a Hitchcock movie! I hear nothing but good things about his movies, so I'll probably watch some.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 8/4/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man! I'm sorry but with my final year of school, I've had little time for movies this year. Do not fear, I shall return by the end of the year!

HAHA, what you're looking at AREN'T my favourite films of all time! I've had to recreat the list from scratch by using Flickchart's ranking system. I just can't be bothered fixing up the list right now. My favourite films of all time is pretty much the same as since it were when you last saw it. I do love "Ace in the Hole", which is a Billy Wilder classic starring Kirk Douglas. I don't want to say too much about it but its brilliant!

I enjoy every Harry Potter film, partly because they sorta (shamefully, I must admit) were some of the first movies I enjoyed. Each film is flawed (with III being the LEAST flawed) but I've managed to find each entertaining.

Don't worry, this is not really my list. Some of the films are well placed, others not so much. I might start fixing it up later in the week :) Apologies for the misguided list..

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luke34

luke34 on 8/9/2015 Reply  · 

Amesome list! I've been dying to see All About Eve but sadly haven't had a chance

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/24/2015 Reply  · 

Hey, man; watched Rear Window today and loved it! So, I think you're the right person to ask this: What are the Hitchcock ones you can recommend to me ?

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/28/2015 Reply  · 

It almost cracked my top 10, being very simple! So, I think Vertigo and Psycho are possible crackers of my top 10.

Thanks for responding my earlier question to Hitch career! I'm was once lost for put a beginning to my journey into Hitch universe, so now I know that "Vertigo" is the first check! It seems to be a complete masterpiece. Trying to check it most soon possible, though it's a hard month on middle school. My brother also said that it's a masterpiece and moved up 25 positions on his chart. Also have seen that Vertigo just being beaten once on your chart. Casablanca, um. A complete must see. I know it's the same asking what are the thoughts of a monkey on banana, but...I looking for Casablanca since I'm was 8. Now, I finally able to see the film. What are your thoughts on Casablanca?

Also looking for "Psycho", and "North by Northwest" on this month yet. "Notorious" and "Rope" seems both very interesting and pretty good films, so I also going to check them next month. Thanks again!

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/30/2015 Reply  · 

I do think older classics are better than these new flicks, so I think "Casablanca" is the right film to me.
I've watched Vertigo yesterday and, man...what a hell of a movie! One scene in special always catch my mind; I has to watch this movie again!
Now, based on that I've seen Hitch big 4, I able to watch Casablanca and love it as well. Though, it seems to hard to beats Vertigo Imo.

I've watched both yesterday, Psycho and Vertigo. Both are phenomenal and joined my top 20.
Psycho has a formidable score, a spectacular twist, and the flawless Hitchcock touch. I've enjoyed it more than the others, though it's very limited and less interesting. Still a terrific masterpiece by any means.
Vertigo was a mind blown film. I just don't know what to think. It always catch me, though I found it to be pretty slow, as slow as it was, the story occurred in a perfect way. James Stewart great as always, and the ending was, well, um, wonderful and intriguing. Never expected that.
North by Northwest was by far, the funniest, most entertaining, and most exciting one. I generated a love for the Cary Grant's work, he's soooo great. The plot and the direction are high points, though every second in the film can be called of a high point. Though "Charade" don't worked for me as well, Grant was perfect in that one too.
2015 is also a great year for me; experiencing so some classics! What are the next ones I can see? Loving Hitchcock career so far. Every one of his own lands in my top 20.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 8/30/2015 Reply  · 

Also forget to say; I feeling obsessed with Psycho, probably not like you with Vertigo, but I've seen it twice yesterday and once today. Poor Jurassic Park...

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/1/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man! I just wanted to tell you that I got North by Northwest from Netflix, and I also recorded Casablanca on my DVR. Now I'm just waiting for the right time to watch them. I barely have time to watch anything now that I've recently starting going back to school. I'll try to watch them this weekend.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/3/2015 Reply  · 

So I decided to go ahead and watch Casablanca and North by Northwest today! Here are my thoughts.

Casablanca: I'll go ahead say it; this is a flawless movie. I pretty much liked it all the way through, and I absolutely LOVED the last half hour. However, there was something about the film that seemed a bit off to me. I couldn't quite put my finger on it at first. I think it's just that the movie is a romance (which has always been one of my least favorite genres). Thankfully, the romance wasn't overdone. Like I said, I loved the last half hour. That ending was just perfect, and Humphrey Bogart is terrific!

North by Northwest: I really liked this one too, but it wasn't flawless. It was probably the more fun movie to watch. However, I only really have one issue with the film: the ending. I just feel like it was rushed and that it wrapped up way too quickly. I know that I may be sounding negative about North by Northwest, but it really was a fantastic movie.

I'm kind of having a tough time deciding which film I liked more. They're about equal for me. Do you have any more recommendations for me? I'd love to start watching older films like these.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/4/2015 Reply  · 

Great! Luckily, I can watch Charade instantly on Netflix so that will definitely be one of my next watches.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/5/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks so much for recommending Charade! I've just finished it and I loved it! It was right up my alley! Charade reminded a lot of NXNW. It has action, a bit of romance, intensity, and of course Cary Grant. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant, despite the obvious age difference, seem to have such great chemistry. Not to mention the shocking last 20 minutes. I was certainly not expecting that! Anyway, thanks for recommending Charade, and I'll be happy to take anymore recommendations.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/6/2015 Reply  · 

Vertigo is already in my Netflix DVD queue! I'm just waiting for it to come in the mail now!

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/6/2015 Reply  · 

Yes, I'm anxious to see it, too! Unfortunately, there's no post on Sundays so I probably won't get it until Monday. I'm off school on Monday so I'll definitely try to watch it then.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/6/2015 Reply  · 

I just realized that there's no post on Monday either because Labor Day. So I actually probably won't get it until Tuesday.

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/10/2015 Reply  · 

Hey! I wanted to let you know that I finally received Vertigo from Netflix today. I have no idea what the delay was! I also rented Rear Window.

I haven't really had much time to do things this week. I've got school tomorrow and then I have to go to a football game tomorrow night. But I've got the whole weekend to do things.

I plan on watching both this Saturday so I'll probably get back to you with my thoughts on them soon!



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thejamin

thejamin on 9/13/2015 Reply  · 

I finally got a chance to check out Vertigo! Once again, this is another movie that seems to have close to no flaws. But I'm going to be completely honest; I'm having sort of mixed feelings about the film.

I was LOVING the first act of the film. I was already expecting it to break my top 30, at least. But the film really lost a lot of steam for me once Scottie met 'Judy'. I was really, really loving this movie, but then it started to go downhill in the second act, in my opinion. I also felt Scottie was becoming very unlikable as the film went on.

Thankfully, the film had a great third act! Overall, I loved the first and third acts, but the second... not so much. I also love the overall message of the film: love can make people crazy.

I'll probably get back to you with my thoughts on Rear Window sometime tomorrow. I'm thinking about renting Psycho (though the ending has already been ruined for me). Also, is Notorious any good? I'm happy to take anymore movie requests!

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thejamin

thejamin on 9/14/2015 Reply  · 

Just watched Rear Window! I know it's a little early for me to say, but it's already broke my top 20! An absolutely perfect masterpiece! It's probably the most intense movie I've ever seen!

I felt that the first hour or so was kind of slow, but it was all building up to an amazing finale! I plan on watching many more of Alfred Hitchcock's films, but I don't know if they'll be able to beat Rear Window!

Also, I've done a lot of reflecting about Vertigo. I think I'll need to see it a couple more times in order to fully appreciate what Hitchcock did in that film. Maybe one day, I'll love it just as much as you! I also feel like I understand it better after you explained it to me.

I've a pretty eventful weekend (movie wise). Tomorrow starts another school week, so it will be a while before I can watch anything. Thanks for the recommendations! Witness for the Prosecution and Psycho are up next on my to-do list!

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/13/2015 Reply  · 

Hey! Sorry it's been some time since we last spoke. My list has changed quite a bit over the past month or so. I've done a lot of reflecting on Vertigo, and it's jumped up my list quite a bit. Rear Window has even reached my top 10. I haven't gotten around to watching Witness for the Prosecution yet, though it's been sitting on top of my Blu-Ray player for quite some time now. It's fall break for me now, so I'll probably be watching it very soon! Also, I've recorded Dial M for Murder on my DVR. It's a Hitchcock film so I'm definitely interested in seeing it. Is it any good?

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 10/15/2015 Reply  · 

Heyy, I really like the selection of old films in your top 10 man, as well as a few newer ones. What would you say is your favourite Humphrey Bogart performance? Personally I can't choose because all the ones I've seen him in are so intriguing.

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 10/18/2015 Reply  · 

Man I looked through your top films and I liked it, especially how many older films you have, but man, You haven't seen finding nemo? What's up with that? And what are your thoughts on Pixars films in general?

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/26/2015 Reply  · 

Ok, I've now seen Witness for the Prosecution! Now, I'll admit that I was reluctant to watching it. I've never been a huge fan of courtroom films. But I'm so glad that you recommended Witness for the Prosecution! Such a magnificent film! I was already expecting a surprise ending, but I certainly didn't expect that! Wow! You were right about Charles Laughton. He's bold, and at times, even hilarious. You were also right about the intensity, especially the last 10 minutes. I will say that I thought it had a slow start, but as soon as the trial began, I was hooked! Thank you so much for recommending it!

I'm almost angry that tomorrow starts a new school week for me because I'm dying to watch Dial M For Murder! Anyway, I'd be happy to take anymore recommendations.

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/27/2015 Reply  · 

Actually, the only Hitchcock films that I've seen are those three. NXNW, Vertigo, and Rear Window. In fact, Psycho is already in my Netflix queue. It will ship out once I return Witness for the Prosecution. I will no doubt be watching it sometime this weekend. Unfortunately, the twist has already been ruined for me, but I've heard that there's more to the film than just a twist, which is even better.

I can only get three movies from Netflix at a time, and I have two Kubrick films and one Hitchcock film in there (haven't seen any of these). Dr Strangelove, Eyes Wide Shut, and (of course) Psycho.

I've seen Quentin Tarantino's film, Inglorious Basterds, which has a ton of subtitles. It just wasn't for me. I think I'd rather stick with non-foreign films for now. I'd like to see more B&W films, like Casablanca and Witness for the Prosecution. I've been thinking about watching Notorious. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman just sounds awesome put together.

I'll watch any recommendations after I watch Dr Strangelove, Eyes Wide Shut, and Psycho because as I said, I can only receive the movies at a time. I still have Rear Window and Vertigo so I currently have three Netflix movies with me. I will probably return them all tomorrow, and will probably watch my next three films this weekend. I'll let you know my opinion of all three after I see them. If you have any recommendations at all, I will add them to my queue. Thanks again!

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/27/2015 Reply  · 

Oh yeah, western movies! I've seen the Man with No Name trilogy and Django Unchained.

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thejamin on 10/27/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks so much for all of the recommendations! I'm going to have so much fun! I will definitely be updating my Netflix queue soon! Yeah, I hear nothing but good things about Dr Strangelove, and nothing but mixed things about Eyes Wide Shut. I'm really excited to see Psycho, despite already knowing the twist.

I looked up Harakiri on. Interesting plot. You've never steered me wrong, so I'll give it a go! By the way, I too live in the United States! After I finished the Man with No Name trilogy, I had thought about watching Once Upon a Time in the West. I can't remember why I never did so I'll definitely watch that one, too!

I'm going to have a huge weekend! Psycho, Strangelove, Eyes Wide Shut, and Dial M for Murder. I think All About Eve is available for instant watch on Netflix. I will also be watching several other Hitchcocok films in the near future. As for Stanley Kubrick films, I've only seen four of them. The Shining, 2001 (both are top 10 for me), A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket. I haven't seen many of his earlier films, like Paths of Glory or Lolita. Have you seen them and are any of them worth watching?

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/27/2015 Reply  · 

*looked up Harakini on IMDB*

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/27/2015 Reply  · 

Harakiri is definitely going into my queue now! I've just sent out my other movies so Psycho, Strangelove, and Eyes Wide Shut will be arriving within the next few days.

As I said, I think All About Eve is available to watch instantly on Netflix. Now, I'm thinking that I might go ahead and watch it tonight!

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thejamin

thejamin on 10/28/2015 Reply  · 

I've just finished All About Eve! What can I say? It's a beautiful film. It's one of those films in which I can't quite narrow down what I loved so much about it, almost like 2001: A Space Odyssey. Whether it's the acting, the dialogue, the story itself, or all of the above, I'm not quite sure! I feel like I've just witnessed an entire lifetime (though I didn't see all of "Eve's" life).

You were quite right about the acting. Usually, many films have an actor or actress that stands out from the rest, but in my opinion, everybody was equally amazing! If I'm not mistaken, the actress who played Birdie was the same actress who played Stewart's nurse from Rear Window, right?

I also loved the final scene of the film. The young woman is following in the same path as "Eve". Hey, who's to say that this wasn't how Margo came to be famous?

I don't know which film I loved more between Witness for the Prosecution and All About Eve!

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thejamin on 10/30/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I totally forgot that it was even told exactly how Margo became popular! Also, I had no idea that Marilyn Monroe was in the film and you mentioned her. And I couldn't agree more with what you said about modern day actresses. Man, they just don't make greats like Casablanca, Rear Window, and Witness for the Prosecution anymore. Just thinking about it makes me almost despise modern films, haha! There are so few modern movies that I would actually call masterpieces. The film industry is seriously dying out. Thankfully, geniuses like Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, and David Fincher are keeping it alive, for now at least. Sorry for ranting, haha!

Anyway, back to what you were saying. I put Harakiri in my queue immediately after you told me about it a few days ago so no worries there! I'll admit that I was a little iffy about it because I was expecting some typical samurai, but the more you explain it, the more amazing it sounds. I'm looking forward to it! Now for those other recommendations! I'd love to see more from the "Golden Age of Hollywood".

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thejamin on 10/30/2015 Reply  · 

Psycho, Dr Strangelove, and Eyes Wide Shut have recently arrived, just in time for the weekend. I know the latter two weren't recommended, but I'm trying to see as many Kubrick films as possible.

I've recorded Dial M for Murder on my DVR, and I've been saving it for this weekend. I've been scrolling through the movies on the TCM channel, which is where I watched Casablanca, and where I recorded Dial M for Murder. I can usually spot a popular film because I see their titles all over Flickchart.

Anyway, I will most definitely add Notorious, Rope, and Strangers on a Train to my queue!

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/1/2015 Reply  · 

I've just watched Psycho and Dr Strangelove! I might wait until tomorrow to watch Eyes Wide Shut and Dial M for Murder. Here are my thoughts.

Psycho: Instantly a classic, in my book. An absolute masterpiece, and already sitting in my top 20. Anthony Perkins's performance was brilliant. Hitchcock's direction was excellent. Though I already knew the twist, there were still some quite surprising factors of the film.

Dr Strangelove: Truthfully, I was very disappointed with it. Of the 5 Kubrick films I've seen so far, this has been my least favorite. I understand that it's considered a dark comedy, but there were only one or two moments that I actually got a chuckle out of. Overall, this movie just wasn't for me.

I'm anticipating watching Dial M for Murder. I'm not quite sure what to expect from Eyes Wide Shut.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/3/2015 Reply  · 

Just watched Dial M! While it certainly isn't one of Hitchcock's best, it was very good. In fact, I think it's one of the more intense of his films that I've seen so far. I absolutely loved the first half. But after the "intermission", I felt that it lost quite a bit of steam. It was still good, but just not as good. If it would have kept the tension throughout the second half, it probably would have wound up somewhere in my top 30.

Very soon, there will be a Hitchcock marathon on TV (I think it's on the Chiller channel). I will be recording The Birds. Is it very good? Also, Frenzy will be coming on. Have you seen it and is it any good?

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 11/1/2015 Reply  · 

Gee, you haven't seen Bride of Frankenstein (1935).

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/4/2015 Reply  · 

Yeah, I understand your dilemma between Casablanca and Vertigo. I don't really know if I exactly a #1 film of all time. There were times when I would change my #1 almost every time. I would put something in the number one spot to see if it was a comfortable fit. If it didn't feel right being at #1, then I knew that it wasn't my favorite. I used to have 2001: A Space Odyssey at #1. It felt good there for a while, but eventually, I kind of got bored with it. I eventually landed on Star Wars as my #1, and it feels quite comfortable there. Maybe you could make Vertigo your #1, just to try it out and see how it feels. If you don't feel right about it, then you could switch back to Casablanca.

Funny that you mention the scores. After I finished Psycho, I realized that I was often humming the score. I like what you said about Vertigo's score. It really does tell you how to feel (especially the driving scenes and the cemetery scene). Speaking of Vertigo, it has really jumped up my list, and I've only seen it once. The more I think about it, the more I love it.

I will be sending Psycho and Dr Strangelove back shortly, so I will have two more coming to me soon. Harakiri and Rope. I decided on Rope, because of all the things you said about it, and I have a friend at school who said it was his personal favorite Hitchcock film. Also, I just think Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart are a great combination.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/4/2015 Reply  · 

*exactly have a #1 film*

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 11/5/2015 Reply  · 

I recently saw Sunset Blvd. and loved it. The fourth outstanding film I've seen by him. Billy Wilder is now definitely one of my favourite directors.
What are your thoughts on Billy Wilder's films?

Also, what are your top 5 directors and your favourite film from each of them respectively?
For me it would go:
1 - Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction
2 - Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window
3 - Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
4 - Steven Spielberg - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5 - Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/6/2015 Reply  · 

I'm actually starting to get really excited to watch Rope. Alfred Hitchcock is becoming one of my absolute favorite directors of all time, while James Stewart is becoming one of my favorite actors. I've been quite familiar with his acting since I was a kid. It became kind of a tradition to watch It's A Wonderful Life every year around the holidays. I'm also excited to see it because it sounds like it will be staying in one spot throughout the film, like Rear Window. Rope and Harakiri should be coming in shortly, hopefully in time for the weekend!

I watched Eyes Wide Shut earlier today. I really didn't know what to expect from it. Honestly, in my opinion, it's an underrated masterpiece! Sure, it's a strange film, but hey, what Kubrick film isn't a little strange? It's one of those movies where I've just watched it, and I want to go back and watch it again. Also, it's one of those movies where I just can't figure out why I loved it so much, like 2001: A Space Odyssey (ironically, another Kubrick film).

I plan to watch more of Kubrick's other films. That is, of course, after I watch Harakiri, Rope, and the rest of the Hitchcock films that I'd like to watch. Feel free to recommend anymore movies so that I can go ahead and add them to my Netflix queue!

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 11/6/2015 Reply  · 

Yes, I like it more than Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, or Psycho. You name it, Bride beat it. I really appreciate the Universal horror classics, and Bride is by far the best. It's funny as hell, yeah. But, well there's some emotional impact. You'll really like the blind man scene! It's one of the best scenes ever.

Btw, nop, I haven't watched Casablanca. But I'll watch it with time. I just hope my PS4 will be here in December. I'll buy the double feature with Casablanca and Citizen Kane blu-ray. At least, there's Casablanca blu-ray. I've seen Vertigo just once. One month ago, you've said the movie improve on every past view. It was a mind-blowing masterpiece the first time. I can't wait to re-watch it and catch more about the movie.


Btw, I'm surprised you haven't seen It Happened One Night! I've seen a bit of it, the first act I guess, and it was extremely the kind of movie you like.

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lukiushaufoy

lukiushaufoy on 11/7/2015 Reply  · 

Ok, here's a much bigger question:
Who are your top 10 directors, and your favourite and least favourite film that you've seen from each of them. Also what is your favourite character from any film by each of those directors.
Mine would go as follows (sorry comment is very large):

1. Quentin Tarantino - Favourite film: Pulp Fiction
Least Favourite Film: Jackie Brown
Favourite Character: Jules Winnfield
2. Alfred Hitchcock - Rear Window
Rope
Norman Bates
3. Billy Wilder - Double Indemnity
Some Like it Hot
Norma Desmond
4. Steven Spielberg - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Indiana Jones
5. Frank Capra - It's a Wonderful Life
It Happened One Night
George Bailey
6. Stanley Kubrick - The Shining
Fear and Desire
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
7. Coen Brothers - No Country For Old Men
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Anton Chigurh
8. David Fincher - Fight Club
The Social Network
Tyler Durden
9. Sidney Lumet - 12 Angry Men
Dog Day Afternoon
Howard Beale
10. Christopher Nolan - The Dark Knight
Batman Begins (Technically Doodlebug)
The Joker

Honourable Mentions Clint Eastwood and Paul Thomas Anderson. Among these 20 films I would rank them from best to worst as follows:
1.Fight Club
2.Pulp Fiction
3.The Dark Knight
4.Rear Window
5.Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
6.The Shining
7.No Country For Old Men
8.It's a Wonderful Life
9.Double Indemnity
10.12 Angry Men
11.It Happened One Night
12.Some Like it Hot
13.The Social Network
14.Dog Day Afternoon
15.Jackie Brown
16.Rope
17.O Brother, Where Art Thou?
18.Batman Begins
19.Fear and Desire
(Doodlebug would go here)
20.Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I have not yet seen Rashomon. I was put off watching Akira Kurosawa's films after I saw Ikiru, which bored me, and was in the top 20 on flickchart, plus I'd heard it was one of his best so it really put me off. I've heard Rashomon is like Star Wars. I've never been as big a fan of Star Wars as other people though.
I've seen Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. I thought it was really clever in parts, but I guess I don't really like silent films.
What are your thoughts on Star Wars?
Also, what did you like about Rashomon?

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/13/2015 Reply  · 

Ok, so Harakiri and Rope have come in and have been sitting on top of my Blu-ray for at least a few days now. But the weekend is almost here, so I'll be watching them very soon! I'm excited to see them both, but for different reasons.

A few months ago, watching older movies sounded miserable to me. Until the day I watched Casablanca and North by Northwest, I was so reluctant about watching these kinds of films. Now I'm about to watch a black-and-white foreign film. Just a few months ago, I would have considered that unthinkable. But nowadays, I'm completely open to that kind of stuff.

So, yeah. You should be hearing back from me within few days with my thoughts on both Harakiri and Rope.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/16/2015 Reply  · 

Actually, I'm planning to at least watch one of them tonight. I kind of felt bad for not replying yet because I had the whole weekend to watch them.

I think I'm going to start watching movies after I get home from school instead of on the weekends. I never have as much time to watch movies on the weekends as I think I will. I used to have to go to my school's football games every Friday night (so I couldn't do anything else on Friday nights). But the football season is now over, so I should have more time now.

I also have more movies lined up to watch next, like The Birds. I have a friend in film studies class that recommended The Night of the Hunter. But Harakiri is my top priority right now, movie wise.

So stay tuned for my thoughts on Harakiri. I really hope to watch it tonight.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/17/2015 Reply  · 

While I greatly appreciate your suggestions and recommendations, I just don't feel that this is the right movie for me at this time. I have been dealing with some issues recently and I feel that if I watch this movie with this subject matter, it could be a set back for me. I just don't feel that this is the right movie for me at this time. I really hope that things are different for me in a year or so and can watch it then, I hope to appreciate this movie as much as you do. Please try to understand and as I said before I look forward daily for your movie thoughts and recommendations. So any other suggestions? Maybe other Japanese movies (that contain this subject matter)? I hear good things about Seven Samurai and Yojimbo.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/17/2015 Reply  · 

*(that don't contain this subject matter)

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/17/2015 Reply  · 

Yes, I should have clarified it a bit better. The plot appears to be about someone looking for a place to commit suicide. Suicide is the "subject matter" that I was speaking of. That just hits a little too close to home for me.

However, I'd love to start watching these Japanese films. I'll look up Rashomon. I'm pretty sure I've heard of it.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/17/2015 Reply  · 

To clarify even further, I'm completely fine with samurai films. I even love the Kill Bill films.

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/17/2015 Reply  · 

Well, that's great! Thanks so much for understanding. Maybe one day, I will see Harakiri, but now just isn't the best time. Rashomon sounds great! I have yet to watch Rope, but I hope to watch it soon. I have heard of 12 Angry Men. Is it similar to Witness for the Prosecution? If so, then I'll definitely watch it.

I'm glad to see so many new recommendations! My Netflix queue will certainly be updated soon. Thanks again, man!

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/18/2015 Reply  · 

Wow, I'm kind of surprised to hear that 12 Angry Men and Witness for the Prosecution are that different. I'm going to be adding your new recommendations to my list.

I've just sent two movies back. I've still got Rope. Which two (of your recommendations) would you recommend me get next? I'm thinking maybe, Rashomon and 12 Angry Men?

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thejamin

thejamin on 11/19/2015 Reply  · 

Thanks, man! Those will be the next ones that I watch, including Rope. I think Chinatown is available for instant watch (I almost watched it once). I'll keep you informed on all that happens next. Thanks again.

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thejamin on 11/22/2015 Reply  · 

I watched Rope, and I loved it! James Stewart puts on one of the best performance I've seen of his yet (best would maybe be from It's a Wonderful Life). His final speech at the end was powerful! Hitchcock's direction was amazing as well. It was as though the whole film was one long tracking shot. It reminded a lot of last year's film, Birdman. Also, I loved the finale of the film. I loved the atmosphere. The green and red flashing lights. Everything is magnificent! Even though the film was only 80 minutes long, it still felt like the time just flew by! To tell the truth, this is probably my favorite Hitchcock film so far! I really, really loved it! It almost angers me that this film isn't as popular as Rear Window, Vertigo, NXNW, and Psycho.

Double Indemnity should be on its way to me soon or right about now. As I said, Chinatown is on instant watch on Netflix, so I can watch that whenever I please. I have one more slot to fill on my Netflix queue. You've recommended lots of movies, so which one would you recommend? Maybe another Hitchcock film, like Strangers on a Train or Notorious? Or maybe the others, like 12 Angry Men, The Maltese Falcon, or On the Waterfront?

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thejamin

thejamin on 12/5/2015 Reply  · 

Unfortunately, I have not seen them yet. This past week, I've been really under the weather. I even had a fever. However, I have received Double Indemnity from Netflix. Also, I have checked Netflix, and Chinatown is available for instant watch.

Yeah, I haven't really done much on Flickchart for a little while. I've discovered another site called Letterboxd, and I've just been on that for a while.

I really do need to get back to watching movies, though. I've got several movies lined up. Of course, there's Double Indemnity, Chinatown, but then I've got a couple on my DVR. I've got The Birds and To Catch A Thief. Have you seen To Catch A Thief and is it any good?

Anyway, in the mean time, I'll try to get around to watching Double Indemnity and Chinatown soon. I've actually heard of both of them. I even came really close to watching Chinatown at one time. I'll let you know when I watch them.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 12/11/2015 Reply  · 

Hey man, how was "To Catch a Thief" ? I haven't watched a new Hitchcock movie in a while, and it's available on Netflix.

Btw, you've watched both Psycho sequels? They're quite good, but not on the level of the Hitch classic.

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TommyDoyle78

TommyDoyle78 on 12/12/2015 Reply  · 

I'd like a few recommendations, so look; I've watched nine out of the Hitch movies; I loved all of them (except for Notorious, that I just liked); they are; (in order from favorite to least favorite)
1. North by Northwest
2. Rear Window
3. Psycho
4. The Birds
5. Strangers on a Train - these 5 are absolute flawless Imo
6. Dial M for Murder
7. Vertigo
8. Rope
9. Notorious

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scylan

scylan on 12/29/2015 Reply  · 

Definitely watch Rebecca if you haven't yet.

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thejamin

thejamin on 1/14/2016 Reply  · 

Hey man! I'm really sorry that I haven't spoken to you in a while. To be honest, I haven't really talked to many people for a while. I haven't done too much on Flickchart recently. Occasionally, I'll pop in to comment on a few matchups, but not much more than that.

For the past month or so, I've really been caught up in a lot of Star Wars hype. Now that the new film has come out and the hype has died down a little bit, I think it's safe to say that I'm finally ready to get back to watching more films. I'll be honest, I've had Double Indemnity sitting atop my Bluray player for quite some time.

I'm a high school student. I always make plans and then something comes up, making those plans hard to accomplish. Now some new plans have come up!

I plan to watch not only Double Indemnity and Chinatown, but also 12 Angry Men and The Birds! Hopefully, I'll get started on these films (if not watch all of them) this weekend. I won't make any promises, because as I said, things are always coming up.

So I'm finally back on Flickchart full time now, I've updated my account and have cleaned up my list. Feel free to talk movies with me in the comment section, and if there are any new suggestions, let me know!

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thejamin

thejamin on 1/18/2016 Reply  · 

Hey! Just watched Double Indemnity! Since tomorrow is MLK Day and I'm off school, I'll try to watch Chinatown and 12AM.

For the most part, I really enjoyed Double Indemnity. I'll admit that I wasn't really that into the plot. I didn't find it completely interesting. Thankfully, the writing and the film's fast moving pace completely made up for my issues with the plot.

Any other issues that I had were really just that I wasn't too invested in the film during the first act. But as I said, the film moves along quickly. Once they started planning the husband's murder, I was all in!

So overall, I would say that Double Indemnity is a pretty great film; it just had a little bit of a slow start. I'm interested in seeing more Billy Wilder films now. Personally, I still kind of prefer Witness for the Prosecution a little more.

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thejamin

thejamin on 1/24/2016 Reply  · 

Hey! Sorry, I didn't watch them yet. I went to watch Chinatown on Netflix, but to my surprise, it wasn't there. This always happens to me. It's nothing new. Sometimes, there are certain movies that are on there, and then a few days later, they're gone.

So that's why I'm not reviewing Chinatown right now. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer until I get to that. To tell the truth, I was going to wait until after I saw Chinatown to watch 12 Angry Men. I can't quite watch 12 Angry Men just yet, but I should be able to soon.

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JC13

JC13 on 1/31/2016 Reply  · 

What did you think of Monkey Business? I watched it a couple months ago and thought it was really funny. I don't know about you, but I'm a huge Cary Grant fan.

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JC13

JC13 on 1/31/2016 Reply  · 

Too bad you didn't like Monkey Business more.

My favorite Cary Grant performance would be Arsenic and Old Lace. Comedy gold right there.

North by Northwest is my favorite film of his and also my favorite Hitchcock.

Have you seen Bringing Up Baby? I think it's one of the funniest films ever made.

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JC13

JC13 on 2/2/2016 Reply  · 

Cary Grant actually hated his performance in Arsenic because he felt it was too over the top. I think the film wouldn't work ha he played the part differently.

Yes definitely watch Bringing Up Baby. It is hilarious from start to finish. I've seen it three times and it gets better with each viewing. It's got to be my favorite Screwball Comedy. I think you'd like it.

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JC13

JC13 on 2/3/2016 Reply  · 

Yeah I like His Girl Friday a lot as well. Lots of great dialogue and Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell are terrific.

Make sure to tell me what you thought of Bringing Up Baby after you watch it. :)

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thejamin

thejamin on 2/10/2016 Reply  · 

Ok, so I've finally seen Chinatown after finding out that it was no longer available to watch instantly on Netflix. Today was a snow day in my area, so I didn't have school. I saw this as the perfect opportunity to finally watch it.

So I'm not really sure what to say about Chinatown. I know it's great, with outstanding direction, phenomenal writing, and very strong performances. But I don't quite know how I really feel about it right now. This is almost exactly how I felt after watching movies like 2001 and All About Eve. With movies like this, I will either take a little bit of time to reflect on it, or I'll just have to watch it again in order to decide how I feel about it.

One thing is for sure, it was full of surprises, especially its finale! Wow! And the performances were amazing. I've always been a fan of Jack Nicholson, and it was great to see him play a different type of character than I've ever seen from him before.

So anyway, I was glad to finally see it. Now, it may be a little bit until I see 12 Angry Men, but I'll let you know as soon as I do. And always, feel free to talk movies with me on my page.

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skywalker17

skywalker17 on 5/7/2016 Reply  · 

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JC13

JC13 on 5/17/2016 Reply  · 

What did you think of Sleuth? I saw it a couple months back and absolutely loved it!

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JC13

JC13 on 5/19/2016 Reply  · 

I'm glad you loved it. Caine and Olivier were brilliant and I never felt it dragged despite it's long running time. I look forward to rewatching it.

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thejamin

thejamin on 6/5/2016 Reply  · 

Hi there! I know it's been a while, but it's my summer break now, so I'll have plenty of free time for the next couple of months. Good news! I not only watched 12 Angry Men, but I also watched Sunset Blvd, and The Birds! I stayed up all night watching the three.

First off. Loved 12 Angry Men! I had no idea that the entire film would take in one room, but I actually think that was the best part of the film. It was a great technique for building tension and developing the characters. Fantastic film all around!

Then I watched Sunset Boulevard. This will make me sound like a jerk, but I really didn't like it. I have to be honest, it just wasn't for me. I wasn't into the dark and creepy tone throughout the mansion scenes. I also didn't like Norma Desmond. I just found her to be annoying and obnoxious. But I'm still interested in seeing other Billy Wilder films. I've read good things about The Apartment. Have you seen it and should I watch it? Witness for the Prosecution, so far, is still my favorite Wilder film.

I recently got The Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection which, luckily for me, had The Birds on it. I did think it started off rather slow, but once the birds attacked at the birthday party, I was immediately into it. Once that happened, the film held me until the credits rolled. Another great Hitchcock movie! Personally, I didn't like it as much Rope, Rear Window, or Psycho, but it was still great.

Soon on the TCM channel, On the Waterfront and The Maltese Falcon will air. I'm recording those and I'll let you know what I think of those as soon as I them. As always, feel free to talk movies with me on my page!

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thejamin

thejamin on 6/7/2016 Reply  · 

I'll add Sleuth to the list! Yes, I have seen Dial M for Murder. I absolutely loved the half of the film, while I wasn't too fond of the second half. The building of suspense and tension in the first half really sold me on the film, but after the intermission, it felt a bit lacking. Still a solid film all around!

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thejamin

thejamin on 6/7/2016 Reply  · 

I searched up Sleuth on Netflix, and it isn't available on DVD or instant streaming. However, I did add The Apartment to my list, though it said that it may be a while until I receive it.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 9/12/2017 Reply  · 

Thanks for accepting my friend request! I notice that you replied to my Vertigo comment. It's good to know someone's went through what I've been through! Your top 5 is also really good!

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 9/23/2017 Reply  · 

I did notice that we had more than a few films in common on our charts. And some of the films on your chart that I haven't seen, I've been interested in watching for awhile now, especially some of the older ones!
As for Dunkirk, I've seen it twice now! It's in my top 10 favourite movies because of its gritty and realistic style of filmmaking and it was a very intense experience! I was on the edge of my seat for both viewings! Although, it doesn't seem too popular here on FlickChart.
Feel free to comment on my page anytime :)

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PiccoloKing

PiccoloKing on Aug 17 Reply  · 

"Nice list. I just watched Harakiri for the first time and was amazed to say the least! I then watched Rashomon and loved it as well. So, I'm now making it my business to watch more from Kobayashi and Kurosawa."

If you want more of Kobayashi, watch The Usual Suspects.

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