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Here are the IMDb's top 100 movies - with the ones I've seen in bold. Which of the rest do you recommend?

srah - Wednesday, 21 January 2004 - 5:11 PM
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gravatar Kyle - January 21, 2004 - 6:31 PM -

Bladerunner, Clockwork Orange, Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Darko, Metropolis, and Se7en at a quick glance are worth seeing.

gravatar srah - January 21, 2004 - 6:32 PM -

I love the book Clockwork Orange, but I'm not sure I could sit through the movie. Especially with my undying love for Stanley K.!

I tried to watch Bladerunner once (we actually own it) but I fell asleep. I suppose I ought to give it another try.

gravatar jday - January 21, 2004 - 6:51 PM -

You absolutely *must* see Shawshank Redemption- wonderful movie!

gravatar Mr B------ - January 21, 2004 - 8:06 PM -

It still makes me want to cry that you haven't seen Alien.

gravatar frank - January 21, 2004 - 8:23 PM -

"Notorious," "Donnie Darko," "The Third Man," "Double Indemnity," "All about Eve" -- all 10s in my book.

gravatar Urs - January 21, 2004 - 8:37 PM -

so many male movies... makes my feminist bones twitch

gravatar tbone - January 21, 2004 - 10:16 PM -

absolutely, without a doubt, run lola run. I named my dog after the movie...

gravatar Anonymous - January 21, 2004 - 10:44 PM -

Donnie Darko. For sure. :)

gravatar Justin - January 22, 2004 - 12:48 AM -

Just about all of those that you haven't seen are worth seeing. But I've got to highly recommend The Seven Samurai (aka Shichinin no samurai), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Taxi Driver, Once Upon A Time In The West (aka C'era una volta il West, though I'm not sure why IMDb is using an Italian name for an American movie, simply because it was directed by an Italian), Chinatown, M and the Chaplin movies (City Lights, Modern Times).

But, like I said, they're all good.

gravatar Spike - January 22, 2004 - 1:32 AM -

Number 8! Number 8!

gravatar Urs - January 22, 2004 - 1:39 AM -

One asshole at a hostel in Port Elixabeth told me that I should reassess how I live my life because I never saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest..... I should have told him off man....

gravatar cristina - January 22, 2004 - 3:38 AM -

i can't believe you haven't seen some of these movies. i mean, how did they make all those millions without your $7.50?? anyway, now you can rent them for half the price or just download them for free. donnie darko yo!

gravatar Jez - January 22, 2004 - 5:43 AM -

2, 3, 12, 25, 37, 39, 54, 56, 62, 71, 72, 73, 76, 85, 88

You haven't seen Jaws?

gravatar Stephen - January 22, 2004 - 7:14 AM -

I'm surprised that Amelie is so high on the list. I think it's a great film, but I'm still surprised :) That's a good thing though.

gravatar srah - January 22, 2004 - 7:19 AM -

It's an ongoing list generated by IMDb users, so it changes from day to day. It's still interesting, though, because it's not like Amlie just came out or something!

gravatar mommy - January 22, 2004 - 7:47 AM -

We own Blade Runner and Silence of the Lambs. You should watch them when you have some free time. I'm pleased that you have seen so many of these movies.

gravatar Mr. Hibbity Gibbity - January 22, 2004 - 8:47 AM -

Two words: Donnie Darko . . .

gravatar frank - January 22, 2004 - 8:12 PM -

I think we have a consensus about Donnie Darko ..... yeah!

gravatar krista. - January 22, 2004 - 11:58 PM -

Run Lola Run--awesome German movie that almost fucks with your head, but is just beyond super cool. Plus, they spoofed it on the Simpsons in the epi where Marge cuts off Homer's thumb, Milhouse finds Fat Tony's firework hideout, Lisa builds the grammar robot and manages to get laughed at by a French teacher at another school--what's not to love? Seriously--I heart Donnie Darko too--but it saddens me that this one hasn't been recommended to you yet. :(

gravatar katie - January 23, 2004 - 8:35 AM -

The Great Escape is so fantastic, especially because it has all those great actors. It's based on a book about a true story, or something. The bit with the motorcycle is completely fabricated, though.

I am amazed you have seen the first Godfather but not the second. The second is very good, in my opinion. Boycott the third one though, because Sophia Coppola made me strangle myself to death, in lieu of being able to strangle her.

Alien, Alien, Alien. PLEASE see it. With the lights off. In an empty house. Then see it's successors.

Toy Story 2 - I saw it in Paris (in English) and was the only person laughing because all the frogs didn't get it. I think I snorted popcorn out my nose, that movie was so funny.

Also, I must agree that Run Lola Run is excellent.

gravatar jday - January 23, 2004 - 9:59 AM -

Not only is Run Lola Run excellent, it reminds one of Alias.. which I am obsessed with.

gravatar Mr. Hibbity Gibbity - January 23, 2004 - 10:13 AM -

And now, for the 'history lesson' . . .

'The Great Escape' is loosely based on a true story.

However, unlike the movie, when the escapees where recaptured, I believe they were all executed.

gravatar Mike - January 23, 2004 - 11:03 AM -

Yup, gotta see Shawshank. Toy Story 2 is pretty good too.

gravatar Urs - January 23, 2004 - 11:19 AM -

why no new entries?

gravatar sheri - January 23, 2004 - 11:29 AM -

Silence of the Lambs (it's really good, I promise!)

gravatar richard - January 23, 2004 - 11:54 AM -

American History X,
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest,

but especially,

The Shawshank Redemption.

gravatar frank - January 26, 2004 - 11:39 PM -

"Donnie Darko" is at the State on January 31 if anyone's interested.

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