Raging Bull vs. The Elephant Man

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Argh. Man.

Both great films with wonderful performances. Even Lynch's clear best can't top Raging Bull though.

"The Elephant Man" is great, and most certainly, Lynch's most 'normal' work but Scorsese it is.

The Elephant Man>Raging Bull

Extremely tough call....man....both are great...

Both are powerful and profound performances, but this is no contest for me. Raging Bull works so well because it transcends the average sports film by focusing on the psychology of Jake LaMotta, played to perfection by Bobby De Niro in his prime. John Hurt is criminally underrated as John Merrick, by as an overall experience, Raging Bull is a film I just keep coming back to.