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your top 5 movies of the past decade?
« on: July 22, 2018, 03:13:36 PM »

Offline perks-a-beast

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clips and good recommendations are of course always worthy of TP's  :laugh:

I'll start...

1. The Wrestler (2008). An absolutely heart wrenching film. It's one of those rare movies that I can only watch once in a blue moon because it leaves me in shambles emotionally for days after. The fact that Sean Penn (Milk) beat out Mickey Rourke for best actor in 2008 is still one of the biggest jokes in the history of The Oscars. Rourkes performance in this rivals any of the great performances in history and completely changed my perception of him as an actor.


2. First Reformed (2018). Ethan Hawke gives perhaps his greatest performance since Training Day. He plays an alcoholic priest who is counseling a troubled couple who are about to bring a child in to the world. This movies is so much more than that and goes in some absolutely insane directions that will blind side you. This is easily the best Paul Shrader movie since Taxi Driver, and a lot of it is reminiscent of the 1976 masterpiece. Think Travis Bickle as an emotionally disturbed alcoholic priest if you can stomach that. It's definitely a slow burn but an all time great in my mind.


3. Boyhood (2014). I had extremely high expectations for this movie when I heard it was a project that Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused) had been working on since 2002. It' lived up to my wildest expectations and then some. As someone who grew up pretty much in the exact same time period as the main character it was really cool seeing him evolve alongside the culture from 2002-2014. Another riveting Ethan Hawke performance.


4. Manchester By The Sea (2016). I put myself through the agony of seeing this 3 times in theater. Those who know how tragic and heart breaking of a film this is will know what I mean. But something just compelled me to watch it over and over. I grew up in the Gloucester-manchester area so it was like I was watching it through the lenses of my own eyes which made it all the more real. The dialogue and story is as real as it gets.


5. Place Beyond The Pines (2013). This movie is essentially broken up in to 3 acts. A lot of people have told me that they do not like the last act of the movie since it deviates so much from the first two, but I personally love how everything comes full circle. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Ray Liotta are all fantastic, and the beautiful soundtrack elevates the film even higher. Can't believe this didn't get any Oscar nods.


Honorable mentions...

Shame (2011)

It (2017)

Gran Torino (2008)

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Re: your top 5 movies of the past decade?
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John Wick

Deadpool

The Dark Knight

The Raid

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Honorable
DJango
Boyhood
Interstellar
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Wrestler
The Hangover
Ted
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@perks-a-beast

so we are talking of movies released between 2008 and 2018, right?

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@perks-a-beast

so we are talking of movies released between 2008 and 2018, right?
That was my guess
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I'm not really culturally literate so this is a hard one. Here are five films that I really liked over the past 10 years:

Let the Right One In (2008)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Under the Skin (2013)

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The Dark Knight
Drive
Inception
The Fighter
Inglorious ****s

That's off the top of my head. I may change it around.

Interstellar was great until the last 40 minutes. No country for old men was a year too old. I thought about putting Dunkirk or Warrior in here too.those were the first 9 that sprung to mind.

Edit: I think I actually would put Warror in instead of The Fighter
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I'm not really culturally literate so this is a hard one. Here are five films that I really liked over the past 10 years:

Let the Right One In (2008)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Under the Skin (2013)

That's a pretty great list for anyone, let alone a cultural illiterate.  ;)

My top 5 of the last ten years:

Black Swan (2010)
Take Shelter (2011)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Whiplash (2014)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

I made it easier on myself and removed Drive (2011) and Let The Right One In (2008) because they were already on other lists. Honorable mention to Young Adult (2011).

And here's 5 that were probably my favorites:

True Grit (2010)
Haywire (2011)
The Grey (2011)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Kidnap (2017)
1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008, 2019

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Up in the Air
Warrior
The Dark Knight
Drive
Take Shelter (added with 'Hanna' taken out)
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Gravity
In Bruges
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Wes Anderson 
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I don't watch many movies, but if I have to pick 5 (in no particular order):

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Dark Knight
Inglourious Basterds
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Honorable mention goes to Moonrise Kingdom, Django Unchained, Nightcrawler, and The Martian
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Up in the Air
Warrior
The Dark Knight
Drive
Hanna

Warrior is so freaking good.  I bawl my eyes out every time I see it. 

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In no specific order:

Moonlight
The Revenant
Nightcrawler
Django Unchained
Whiplash

Probably some recency bias in there. I watch a ton of movies. It's hard to really pick the best five.

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Almost impossible.

Caveats:
- I've gotten busier last few years, so I'm usually a couple years behind now.
- Mainly avoided Animated movies, Comic book movies, and franchises (Bond, Mission Impossible)

That said, these are the Standouts of the past decade:

Step Brothers
role models
Doubt
Rachel Getting Married
Wrestler

Zombieland
District 9
Adventure land
Crazy Heart

Black Swan
Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Winter’s Bone

Drive
Hanna
Bridesmaids
Take shelter

Moonrise Kingdom
Mud

The World’s End
Kings of Summer
The Spectacular Now
The way way back
Inside Llewyn Davis

The Babadook
Grand Budapest Hotel
Wild
Skeleton Twins

Ex Machina
Room
Fury Road

Arrival

Baby Driver
Get Out
The Big Sick


Those are the standouts by year. I can only get it down to a top 10:

Role Models
Winter's Bone
Adventureland
Take Shelter
Arrival
Ex Machina
Moonrise Kingdom
Arrival
Kings Of Summer
The Way Way Back

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1) The Watchmen
2) Deadpool
3) The Hangover
4) No Country for Old Men
5) One of Interstellar or Thor:Ragnarok


Other favorites:

Bad Grandpa
Stepbrothers
The Dark Knight
Zombieland
Captain America:The Winter Soldier
Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool 2
The Change-Up (a bit of a Reynolds fanboy)
Due Date
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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I'm not really culturally literate so this is a hard one. Here are five films that I really liked over the past 10 years:

Let the Right One In (2008)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Under the Skin (2013)

That's a pretty great list for anyone, let alone a cultural illiterate.  ;)

My top 5 of the last ten years:

Black Swan (2010)
Take Shelter (2011)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Whiplash (2014)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

I made it easier on myself and removed Drive (2011) and Let The Right One In (2008) because they were already on other lists. Honorable mention to Young Adult (2011).

And here's 5 that were probably my favorites:

True Grit (2010)
Haywire (2011)
The Grey (2011)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Kidnap (2017)
I love Inside Llewyn Davis. Oscar Isaac is so talented.
Quote from: George W. Bush
Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.