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Films You Should See

by Nathan

Created 07/17/12

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I am tired right now. These are my selections of films you should see ASAP that I picked without much thought. I'm sure I missed some greats, but I'll make more lists. Have love.

  • This movie is really something. Really just something to be experienced and talked about. A very powerful and thought-provoking work of art. I suggest watching alone for the full effect.

  • I first saw this at 2 a.m. at my uncle's house. This film grabs you by the balls. A brilliant, hilarious, and very disturbing take on media.

  • This movie has a special place in my heart. I first saw this in 7th grade. It was my introduction to world cinema, Bergman, and criterion films. The symbolic imagery has burned it's spot into my subconscious. This film is iconic. I highly suggest you see it. It was the film that opened the doors of the world of cinema for me.

  • This was a big experience for me too. I saw this in middle school as well. Watched it alone in my room. I watched the first half Friday night then woke up in the morning and watched the second half. The film was so tangible I nearly felt I was a comrade of the seven samurais after it ended. There is a lot of humanity in this film. You end up caring for everyone. This was my first introduction to classic Japanese cinema and Kurosawa. Great work of art. I should watch it again soon... I only watched it once all those years ago...

  • I just bought this and have yet to see The Magellan Cycle, but LORNS ZEMMA literally changed my life. Obviously this isn't for everyone, but you will know if it is. These films really started getting me thinking about minimalism and perhaps making some of my own minimalist pieces. Highly inspiring. There's nothing like Frampton's work.

  • My favorite Criterion release. There are no words to describe these works besides perhaps transcendent. Experience it alone on as large a screen as possible.

  • Very romantic. This one reminded me of a relationship I had once. Brilliant filmmaking, but brought back biter pangs of sadness for me personally. Watch it.

  • Just recently watched these films. All are very brilliant. Highly suggested if you're looking for something different, which I always am.

  • This was a big event in my life after seeing this. I was very young. I watched this right after Seventh Seal. This was my second introduction into world cinema. I remember feeling a bit overwhelmed and it was challenging for me, but I've gone back many times. This film is so beautiful, it's like a fine wine that gets older with age. I'm glad that this was my first Fellini experience because if I saw something like Satyricon or Amacord first I think I would have been turned off a bit, but only because I was in middle school.

  • Watched this for the second time tonight. BEAUTIFUL. I personally think that this film could easily be in the top 5 cinema feature debuts of all time. McQueen will end up being a generation defining filmmaker. SHAME is equally as good.

  • I watched this one night then watched it again the next night just to make sure I had actually seen what I just saw. There's literally nothing like this. Watch it.

  • One of my favorite horror films. I can't believe this made made in the late 60's. The content is out of control. It's gorgeous looking though.

  • You all know this one. Watched this tonight after I watched HUNGER. I rewatch this all the time. Classic.

  • I don't think I'll ever watch this again, but if you're into this kind of thing it's worth checking out. Very disturbing.

  • Very interesting little 90's gem. Very gritty and raw.

  • Interesting Palma flick if you're feeling that.

  • Not the experience of the book at all (which is one of my favorites), but still a very intriguing movie.

  • If you're into the American Counterculture deal, you've most likely already seen this. Great movie, comparable to EASY RIDER if you ask me.

  • Very beautiful. Very inspiring to watch. A very impressive debut. Nearly the whole thing takes place on a boat but Polanski keeps the pace going brilliantly. best movie filmed on a boat if you ask me. The girl is gorgeous in this.

  • One of the greatest films I've ever seen. This movie I only saw once and I still FEEL the final scene. Amazingly moving. Really something to experience.

  • One of my favorites. The visuals are something likely to stay with you forever.

  • You've seen this. Watch it again!

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