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On the Waterfront is a reliably rousing tale of fighting corruption. 2001: A Space Odyssey is about bigger things to the point where what it means doesn't matter much to me. I like the stuff that happens in it, both visually and on some subliminal intellectual level. It is, therefor, more rewatchable than On the Waterfront.
Waterfront is a top 20 for me and has been since I've arrived at this site, but 2001 has been a fixture in my top 5 for just as long.
Oh, this hurts. I love On The Waterfront. It's a masterful character piece with some of the best acting I've ever seen. But 2001 is just better for artistic and intellectual reasons!
On the waterfront has more talent in Marlon Brando’s pinky than the whole of 2001
on Sep 11
2001: A Space Odyssey is a better movie unfortunately. But On The Waterfront is absolutely masterful, and deserves to be on my top 10