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Top favorite movie of yours?

I am making a watchlist for myself; I already have many interesting films added, but I would like to know your opinion :)
I prefer movies with a deeper meaning. The plot might be simple, as long as it has a serious and original message. I love fascinating and unexpected turns in the movies, intelligent background, witty dialogues and beautiful music accompaniments.

  • Nov 24 2011: Some movies with a deeper meaning or surprising plot I know about:

    Eternal Sunshine of he Spotless Mind
    Matrix
    Forest Gump
    Hotel Rwanda
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Dark Knight
    City of God
    Memento
    American Beauty
    Full Metal Jacket, PLatoon
    Heat
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Into the Wild
    The Truman Show
    Avatar
    The Social Network
    A Beautiful Mind
    Shutter Island
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    Nov 23 2011: Tough to pick, but I'll try:

    "Seven Samurai" by Alira Kurosawa

    "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiel Hammett, featuring Humphrey Bogart

    "The Seventh Seal" by Ingmar Bergman

    "The Big Sleep" by Raymond Chandler, featuring Humphrey Bogart

    "You Can't Take it WIth You" by Frank Capra

    "The General" by Buster Keaton

    "Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail" featuring all the Monty Python crew

    "Star Wars" by George Lucas

    "Frankenstein" featuring Boris Karloff

    "Pride and Prejudice" (A&E 5 hour version) by Jane Austen, featuring Colin Firth

    Oh...I would also have to include

    "Om Shanti Om" by Farah Khan, featuring Shah Rukh Khan!!!!!

    This is just off the top of my head today and subject to change without notice.
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      Nov 24 2011: Props for Frank Capra's "You Can't Take It With You". Haven't seen that on a list in awhile, and I forget it on my own often, but that's a fantastic film. Timeless.
  • Nov 22 2011: Off the top of my head...

    "Se7en" - Being the psychology nerd that I am, this one's got to be in my top 10. Great (yet gruesome) film. (If you haven't seen this yet... *GASP!*)

    "Fight Club" - Great acting and plot and there is a level of deepness to it, especially towards the end.

    "Exam" - Another psychological thriller... I can't help but recommend this one as well.

    "Pandorum" - Suspenseful, plot-twisting thriller. One of my top 3 favorites of all time.

    If there are any movies you can recommend to me, I would appreciate it too! :-)
    • Nov 24 2011: Thanks a lot Austin! :)
      Actually, Se7en I am planning to watch for a long time now, but something still comes into my way :D And Fight Club I have seen, and it was pretty thrilling ... the turn at the end was fascinating indeed, however when thinking about it I found some gaps I could hardly explain ... bit still, it is a top movie.

      A movie with a similar twist like the Fight Club is "A Beautiful Mind" with Russel Crowe. I did not like it that much prehaps, but it is definitely worth seeing. It was partially biographical, very intelligent and truly positively disturbing at the same time. ...And the music was gorgeous...

      "The Prestige" - An interesting movie with a wonderful plot, beautiful visuals and a great cast, and also a twist at the very end.

      "Ed Wood"- a biography of the so-called most unsuccessful director of all times, played by the ingenious Johnny Depp. If you like Tim Burton, classy style and bitter humor, go for it.

      Other, just briefly listed- V for Vendetta, Big Lebowski, Whatever Works, Nightmare Before Christmas, In Bruges ...

      Hope it helped :)
  • Dec 6 2011: There are movies that I can recommend not only because they are entertaining but also informative, historical and realistic. .just try checking them out.

    1. Letters from Iwo Jima
    2. Before Sunrise
    3. Before Sunset
    4. Troy
    5. The Last Samurai
    6. The BOURNE series
    7. Jerry Maguire
    8. Flags of our Fathers
    9. Beyond Rangoon
    10. La Amistad
    11. China Cry
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    Nov 24 2011: My favorites are ; girl interrupted,requiem for a dream,donnie darko,10 things I hate about you and prozac nation,they are all brilliant movies,you should give them a try :)
  • Nov 24 2011: The African Queen, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rocky Horror, Young Sherlock, Antonia, Amandeus, Once Upon a Time in the West to name a few in various categories.
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    Nov 22 2011: "Ikiru", translation "to live", by Akira Kurosawa. The most deeply moving and beautiful film I've ever seen. Subtitled, and a bit slow to start... but I don't think you can make it to the end of the movie without evolving as a human being. Kurosawa always said that his goal was "to make movies that made people, want to be better people", and his two favorites were "The Seven Samurai", and "Ikiru". "The Seven Samurai" is almost as good, it's beautiful, brilliant, and devastatingly powerful, but it's also way more popular, everyone's heard of it. "Ikiru" in my humble opinion is the better film, and much less well known.