At 6/1/10 05:07 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
My list is here
Anything you think I shouldn't bother with, any films I should watch straight away, any films that should be on there that aren't, etc?
Well I could give a short, personal opinion on the movies I've seen from that list.
Movies that I really loved and definitely recommend are: A Clockwork Orange, Pulp Fiction, Pan's Labyrinth, Kill Bill, Memento, Forrest Gump, Inglorious Basterds, Sin City and Grave of the Firelies.
Into The Wild and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind were very interesting too. Trainspotting and Snatch are nice if you want some quick entertainment. They're fast-paced ~90 minutes movies, so I would keep them for when you are in the mood for them.
I think Reservoir Dogs, City of God, American Beauty and Goodfellas were all pretty good.
Movies that I disliked or wasn't so impressed by: Fight Club, Children of Men and Up. Although you should probably watch Fight Club anyway.
The rest of the movies I have either not seen yet, or it was too long ago for me to remember anything from them.
As for the recommendations: I can recommend a Miyazaki film, which you might like if you liked Grave of the Fireflies. I would go for Spirited Away first and if you like that one Howl's Moving Castle. I don't know how much you are into Japanese animation though. If not at all, then maybe you shouldn't bother.
Some other random recommendations from the top of my head: The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men, Old Boy and Magnolia.
These are just my opinions though.