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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2016, 09:10:41 AM »

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Godfather 1 2 3
Rocky 1 2 3 4, Creed
Terminator 2
Pain and Gain
Tropic Thunder
Deadpool
Ironman
Captain America Civil War
The Dark Knight

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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2016, 09:34:31 AM »

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..as your home collection, what would they be? By my friends rules we thought  up , we granted everyone the Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana jones first 3 films because we're all dorks and consider them holy trilogies.
  Different things we thought up is considering rewatchability, just having as part of the collection cuz you loved it that much, and you may or may not want to consider genres. Like you may want to have a Christmas movie on hand or a horror. To each his/ her own.

So it's not just about quality, but rewatchability, too? And Star Wars and Indy are free? Hmm, still pretty hard to whittle it down to 15...

Oldboy (korean version)
Trainspotting
City of God
Pulp Fiction
Shaun of the Dead
Amélie
Mutiny on the Bounty (Brando version)
Irma la Douce
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Boogie Nights
Magnolia
The Muppet Christmas Carol (don't laugh)
Life Is Beautiful
Hurlyburly

and one of the many italian Spencer/Hill movies nobody in the US has ever heard of. Probably "Il Soldato di Ventura", although it's only Spencer without Hill...so maybe "...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!" or "Nati con la camicia".

Old Boy was awesome! but creepy in a way. The American remake wasn't too bad. Elizabeth Olsen is a wonderful actress

Meh.

The original Oldboy is one of my absolute favorites, like a greek drama for the 21st century. The remake was ok, I guess, but it was a watered down version and just not nearly as good as the original, equally lacking in nuance and punch. Why remake such a masterpiece if you can't match it? It's not like the original was too hard to understand or not modern enough for american audiences. South Korean movies in particular are extremely westernized.

I know everyone always says this about any US remake, but when it comes to Oldboy in particular, if you ever plan to watch it, do yourself a favour and watch the original, just this one time. It really is the superior version.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2016, 09:45:11 AM »

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15 is hard, so I'll go one at a time...and I don't think my first one has even been posted by anybody else yet.

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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2016, 09:51:15 AM »

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..as your home collection, what would they be? By my friends rules we thought  up , we granted everyone the Star Wars trilogy and the Indiana jones first 3 films because we're all dorks and consider them holy trilogies.
  Different things we thought up is considering rewatchability, just having as part of the collection cuz you loved it that much, and you may or may not want to consider genres. Like you may want to have a Christmas movie on hand or a horror. To each his/ her own.

So it's not just about quality, but rewatchability, too? And Star Wars and Indy are free? Hmm, still pretty hard to whittle it down to 15...

Oldboy (korean version)
Trainspotting
City of God
Pulp Fiction
Shaun of the Dead
Amélie
Mutiny on the Bounty (Brando version)
Irma la Douce
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Boogie Nights
Magnolia
The Muppet Christmas Carol (don't laugh)
Life Is Beautiful
Hurlyburly

and one of the many italian Spencer/Hill movies nobody in the US has ever heard of. Probably "Il Soldato di Ventura", although it's only Spencer without Hill...so maybe "...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!" or "Nati con la camicia".

Old Boy was awesome! but creepy in a way. The American remake wasn't too bad. Elizabeth Olsen is a wonderful actress

Meh.

The original Oldboy is one of my absolute favorites, like a greek drama for the 21st century. The remake was ok, I guess, but it was a watered down version and just not nearly as good as the original, equally lacking in nuance and punch. Why remake such a masterpiece if you can't match it? It's not like the original was too hard to understand or not modern enough for american audiences. South Korean movies in particular are extremely westernized.

I know everyone always says this about any US remake, but when it comes to Oldboy in particular, if you ever plan to watch it, do yourself a favour and watch the original, just this one time. It really is the superior version.

fair enough, the remake definitely wasn't a bad watch but I agree on every level, the original is definitely better. Funny, I said the same thing when there was an American remake on Infernal Affairs, I just didn't enjoy the Departed as much

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2016, 10:14:16 AM »

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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2016, 10:20:04 AM »

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Awesome topic.

-Star Wars
-Empire Strikes Back
-Return of the Jedi
-Ghostbusters
-Dazed & Confused
-Good Will Hunting
-Real Genius
-Outside Providence
-Predator
-The Godfather
-Raiders of the Lost Ark
-The Goonies
-Back to the Future  Aliens
-Boogie Nights
-Goodfellas

EDIT:  Sorry, Marty McFly.  I needed Aliens in there.
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2016, 10:36:39 AM »

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in no particular order:

Monty Python's in search of the holy grail (no one mentioned this? really?)
battleship potempkin
metropolis
high noon
apocalypse now
wizard of oz
star wars
schindler's list
one flew over the cuckoo's nest
chunhyang chon (the latest version, its korean by the way)
godfather matrix (the post below reminded of it.)
12 angry men (the original)
fiddler on the roof
its a wonderful life
ben hur

and two movies that were brilliantly done, but for totally evil causes (okay, the first one is not quite a movie exactly...)

triumph of the will
birth of a nation
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2016, 10:37:36 AM »

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No Matrix?  I can still remember how much my mind was blown watching that movie.

In no particular order
The Matrix 1
Contact
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Saving Private Ryan
Guardians of the Galaxy
Deadpool
Cars
Pirates of the Caribbean
Alice in Wonderland (The Animated one)
Bourne Identity 1
Die Hard 1 & 2
The Dirty Dozen
Dumb and Dumber
Patton
The Dark Night


Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2016, 10:41:01 AM »

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Awesome topic.

-Star Wars
-Empire Strikes Back
-Return of the Jedi
-Ghostbusters
-Dazed & Confused
-Good Will Hunting
-Real Genius
-Outside Providence
-Predator
-The Godfather
-Raiders of the Lost Ark
-The Goonies
-Back to the Future  Aliens
-Boogie Nights
-Goodfellas

EDIT:  Sorry, Marty McFly.  I needed Aliens in there.

The original Star Wars Trilogy and the Indiana Jones trilogy (and don't you dare try to tell me that there was a 4th movie, because there was NOT) are freebies, so you can actually put Back to the Future back on the list and add 3 more
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2016, 10:42:04 AM »

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Oh man, I forgot about The Sting.  This just keeps getting harder and harder
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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #55 on: August 10, 2016, 10:43:27 AM »

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should trilogies be marked as one movie? like star wars, dark knight, etc  ;D

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2016, 10:46:31 AM »

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Oh man, I forgot about The Sting.  This just keeps getting harder and harder

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Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #57 on: August 10, 2016, 10:47:51 AM »

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In no order

Rocky 1,2
Any given Sunday
Moneyball
Field of dreams
A league of their own
Major League
Semi Pro
The natural
Jerry Mcguire
Million Dollar Baby
Warrior
Hoop Dreams


Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2016, 10:54:22 AM »

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should trilogies be marked as one movie? like star wars, dark knight, etc  ;D

I wish, I had to cut off the end of the Coranetto Trilogy (and didn't have space for LOTR, since it's really all 3 or none for me)
I'm bitter.

Re: If you could only have 15 movies
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2016, 11:07:37 AM »

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No Matrix?  I can still remember how much my mind was blown watching that movie.

In no particular order
The Matrix 1
Contact
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Saving Private Ryan
Guardians of the Galaxy
Deadpool
Cars
Pirates of the Caribbean
Alice in Wonderland (The Animated one)
Bourne Identity 1
Die Hard 1 & 2
The Dirty Dozen
Dumb and Dumber
Patton
The Dark Night

Yeah, I really like the Matrix, too, though it just missed the cut for me. The first Pirates of the Caribbean was really underrated, too. I love that franchise (until the latest one).

Contact and SPR are both excellent ones, too. I limited myself to one war movie (300), but there's definitely cases for several others - SPR, We were Soldiers, The Patriot, etc.
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