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Movies Everyone Needs to See

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1. Saving Private Ryan (1999)

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

2. We Were Soldiers (2002)

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2001)

Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey", set in the deep south during the 1930's. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

5. The Boondock Saints (1999)

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

6. Sideways (2004)

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment, embark on a week long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

7. Medicine Man (1992)

An eccentric scientist working for a large drug company is working on a research project in the Amazon jungle. He sends for a research assistant and a gas chromatograph because he's close to a cure for cancer. When the assistant turns out to be a "mere woman," he rejects her help. Meanwhile the bulldozers get closer to the area in which they are conducting research, and they eventually learn to work together, and begin falling in love.

8. Goodfellas (1990)

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

9. The Book of Eli (2010)

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

10. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam. R. Lee Ermey was PERFECT for Drill Sgt. Hartman.

11. Buck Privates (1941)

Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in boot camp. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than the cop who was all set to run them off to the hoosegow in the first place! The boys end up having a whale of a time getting under the skin of their humourless nemesis.

I'll put more here later as I think of them.
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Well, my favourite movie of all time is The Blues Brothers. I'm not really sure why, everything about it just seemed awesome. So yeah watch it.

Some other things people should look into are any Monty Python movies, and if you like science-fiction, Serenity.

Yep.
Because we all have the same preferences.
12. The Green Mile (1999)

The story about the lives of guards on death row leading up to the execution of a black man accused of child murder & rape, who has the power of faith healing. I should also mention Frank Darabont directed this. He also directed my favorite movie of all time, The Shawshank Redemption five years earlier.

13. Boyz 'n' The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of life in the truer than ever South Central Los Angeles, following the fortunes or otherwise of a group of young blacks. Struggling to escape the violence and drugs, some of them opt for education, pinning their hopes on college, others are caught up in the violence that is endemic to the neighborhood.

This movie has a LOT of quotes that need to be written down in a history book. This is one of them:

"You know, Tre, you may think I'm being hard on you right now, but I'm not. What I'm doing is trying to teach you how to be responsible. Your little friends across the street, they don't have anyone to show them how to do that - they DON'T. You're gonna see how they end up too."
- Furious Styles, Boyz n The Hood

14. Gran Torino (2008)

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Kowalski is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors, a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor Thao, a young Hmong teenager under pressure from his gang member cousin, tries to steal his Gran Torino, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.

15. First Blood (1982)

John Rambo, a former Green Beret and Medal of Honor recipient, is plagued by the awful changes that are common in Vietnam veterans like himself. A drifter on his way to get some food, Rambo is arrested by Will Teasle, a small town sheriff who is used to getting things his way. Once incarcerated, Rambo soon finds himself reliving the awful memories of his fighting days in the 'Nam as he is put through the basic tests that are mandatory for all prisoners of the law. Rambo escapes and what follows is an intense manhunt for a man who only "wanted something to eat." As the publicity of Rambo's one man war escalates, Teasle and his posse are confronted by Colonel Trautman, Rambo's former commander and the only one who may be able to stop the terrible fate awaiting everyone involved.

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Top 15 of these movies

15. Sideways
14. Buck Privates
13. Medicine Man
12. Gran Torino
11. The Book of Eli
10. The Boondock Saints
9. Full Metal Jacket
8. We Were Soldiers
7. First Blood
6. The Green Mile
5. GoodFellas
4. Saving Private Ryan
3. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2. Boyz 'n' The Hood
1. The Shawshank Redemption

Again, more later.
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Don't discount UHF and Undercover Brother.
-Dumb and Dumber

-Spirited away

-every other studio ghibli film

That's all that I remember, I'm not too much a movie person.
Speed, Inside Man, The Negotiator, and Witness for the Prosecution come to mind as movies everyone should see.

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Watch my LPs and whatever else I do!
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Originally posted by Quizler
-Dumb and Dumber

Yeah, agreement.
YouTube <-- Let's Plays and stuff.
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16. Training Day (2001)

A former Los Angeles security guard named Jake Hoyt has applied for a LAPD position as a NARC. However, in order to be accepted, he must go through approximately 24 hours of training from a veteran. Unfortunately for Jake, he is appointed to Alonzo Harris, an officer who has a nasty reputation for not treating victims very well, abusing suspects, handling drugs and other evidence in a questionable matter, and opening fire randomly. So, Jake must watch his own back with Alonzo on this "Training Day".

17. Gladiator (2000)

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies. The only desire that fuels him now is the chance to rise to the top so that he will be able to look into the eyes of the man who will feel his revenge.

18. Young Frankenstein (1974)

Frederick Frankenstein is a teaching surgeon who has spent his life living down the legend of his recently deceased grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When the will of said recently deceased grandfather is brought to him, he takes a leave of absence to examine the family castle. Then things get a little silly. Due to a switch and a guy with a hump on his back, he implants an abnormal brain in his creation which causes problems, but things really get out of hand when Frederick's financé shows up at the castle. The whole film is shot in Black and White to simulate the old monster movie feeling.
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Clerks.

Nuff said.
Oh, The Princess Bride. Everyone needs to see it

I see you looking at my sig. You're just jealous.
Watch my LPs and whatever else I do!
Currently LPing: Megaman Zero ; The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
what people really need to see is The Room.. its just. No- no words can possibly describe how amazing it is.
The Seven Samurai. Black and white japanese film. Really awesome. Also 4 hours long.
Originally posted by Amos Defamos
I also recommend Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.


This.

19. The Road (2009)

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind and water. It is cold enough to crack stones, and, when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the warmer south, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing: just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless cannibalistic bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a rusting shopping cart of scavenged food--and each other.

20. Up (2009)

Carl Fredrickson, a little boy and a dreamer who idolizes the adventurer Charles Munts. When he meets Ellie, who also worships Munts, they become close friends. However Charles Munts falls into disgrace, accused of forging the skeleton of the monster of Paradise Falls. He travels in his blimp to South America to bring the monster back alive but is never seen again. Eventually he Carl grows up and marries Ellie. They promise each other that they would travel together to Paradise Falls and build a house there. Many years later, Ellie dies and Carl, who's lonely, refuses to move from their house despite the offers of the owner of a construction company. When Carl accidentally hits a worker that damaged his mailbox, he is sentenced to move to a retirement home. However, he uses many balloons to float his house in order to travel to Paradise Falls. Adventure ensues.

21. Redemption (2004)

Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's novels encouraging peace and anti-violence resolutions which earned him multiple Nobel Peace Prize nominations. After exhausting all forms of appeal, Tookie was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison, California; he was declared dead on December 13, 2005 at 12:35 a.m. PST (08:35 UTC). Williams is the 12th person to be executed by California since it reinstated the death penalty in 1977.
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Originally posted by Amos Defamos
anything by Studio Ghibli


THIS!!

Also, I recommend Jay and Silent Bob strike back.


Oh yeah. :D
Originally posted by StripeyDope
Up


OH MY GOD YES!!!

That was one of the greatest movies I've ever-SQUIRREL!
Good fucking bye.
I hate squirrels....

A couple movies that I can think of would be: Caddy Shack, Happy Gilmore, and I suppose Men in Black. Although I'm a little iffy for MiB.

Slap Shot is also supposed to be really good. I saw a bit of it, yet I still haven't seen all of it. I should probably pick that up sometime soon...

I'll edit this later if I think of any other good movies.
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Shawshank Redemption, Tombstone, Clockwork Orange, Citizen Kane, Spirited Away, Fight Club, Papillon, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, There will be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Oldboy, Ed Wood, Maltese Falcon, Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Hamlet (w/ Kenneth Branagh), Rocky Horror Picture Show... just to name a few. :)
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Scott Pilgrim vs. the world

Go watch it... now!
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