Films that shook me to my core

by MaxKath

Created 10/26/12

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Each of these movies not only changed how I looked at cinema, but how I viewed my life.


  • By Matthew Adams
    February 06, 2013
    08:42 PM

    Awesome list.
  • By MaxKath
    February 09, 2013
    12:34 AM

    Thank you!
    July 21, 2013
    11:37 AM

    Excellent choices
  • By Drew G. Dellinger
    August 14, 2013
    02:45 PM

    I'm with you all the way on The Thin Red Line. It has evovled in my mind as much as any film I can think of. I first saw it as a child in theaters and liked it because it was a "war film". It wasn't until my first veiwing of Days of Heaven that I better understood Malick. Re-watching TTRL as an adult I understood and appreciated it as the heartbreaking anti-war film that it truly is. My favorite WWII film. Great list.
  • By Davey32
    August 14, 2013
    05:43 PM

    Amazing choice of films! I glad you included My Dinner With Andre, which is surprisingly not discussed so much anymore, except among arthouse/indie film lovers.
  • By MaxKath
    August 18, 2013
    11:04 PM

    Yeah, My Dinner With Andre was the movie that surprised me the most when I saw it too. The fact that a movie that can exist almost entirely inside my mind was a revelation. The Thing Red Line is my absolute favorite war film. Malick found the poetry of war and turned it into something transcendent.
  • By Emma
    August 20, 2013
    05:39 AM

    The only one of these I've seen is Time Bandits, but damn do I love that movie. I don't even know how many times my sisters, my dad and I watched this movie together. We could probably have quoted the whole thing between us. It has an even more special significance to me since my dad died, like all of the things we loved to do together. Bittersweet now, but I still love it to distraction. "I've got an idea forming in my brain!" "You haven't had an idea for thousands of years!"
  • By jackattack17
    August 26, 2013
    09:13 PM

    Great list, The Thin Red Line is my favorite film of all time and not a day goes by where I don't think of it as well. To me the film was about how death is just part of life and that we shouldn't be afraid of it. Just a film that brings me to tears everytime I think about it.
  • By Tim Jones
    September 29, 2013
    10:45 AM

    I completely agree with The Darjeeling Limited. I feel a connection with it because I am also a brother of 2.
  • By JMcGrath
    November 20, 2013
    12:18 PM

    Time Bandits scared the .... out of me when I was little and saw it in the theater. Glad someone else felt the same! I have yet to go back and watch it again because of how greatly it affected me.
  • By Ryan C.
    January 02, 2014
    01:12 PM

    Thin Red Line is a movie that changes how one thinks about movies.
  • By Suniel Sagar
    June 14, 2014
    05:07 AM

    Really awesome!
  • By Canady117
    June 23, 2015
    07:42 PM

    Great list. I've only seen two of these (Videodrome and The Darjeeling Limited). Some of these were on my Wish List before, but after reading this list all of them are now.
  • By Peter Kintu
    November 28, 2015
    02:34 PM

    Loving this list
  • By HvnlyDaze
    December 08, 2016
    05:33 PM