My Favourite Films

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1.
Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
“ My favourite Tarkovsky and a solid contender for favourite film. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
2.
Jean de Florette (1986)
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A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
“ One of the first films that truly moved me. I saw it when I was about fourteen and this and Manon have been two of my favourites ever since. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
3.
Manon of the Spring (1986)
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A beautiful but shy shepherdess plots vengeance on the men whose greedy conspiracy to acquire her father's land caused his death years earlier. (113 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
4.
Eraserhead (1977)
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ My first surreal film experience! Was fifteen at the time and all my friends hated it. I was fascinated. I had to buy it after reading the description "A Dream of Dark and Troubling Things". ” - opuss-owlowl
 
5.
Allegro non troppo (1976)
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An enthusiastic filmmaker thinks he's come up with a totally original idea: animation set to classical music... (85 mins.)
Director: Bruno Bozzetto
“ This film feels so nostalgic for me. I can watch it over and over again and never get bored of it. A fantastic and very unique film. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
6.
Metropolis (1927)
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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. (153 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ I was supposed to be doing a painting for my high school art class, but I watched this instead and it ended up being a great source of inspiration. Classic science fiction. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
7.
Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989)
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A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. (67 mins.)
“ I consider this the Jap version of Eraserhead as directed by a speed addict. One of the most exhilarating experiences ever. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
8.
Fantastic Planet (1973)
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This futuristic story takes place on a faraway planet where blue giants rule, and oppressed humanoids rebel against the machine-like leaders. (72 mins.)
Director: René Laloux
“ A beautiful animation. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
9.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ Man, what a stomach churning movie. So perfect and precise though, in a very Greenaway-esque way. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
10.
Kin-dza-dza! (1986)
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Two Russians push the wrong button on a strange device and end up on the telepathic planet Pluke with its strange societal norms. (135 mins.)
“ One of the best comedies of all time! A great pleasure to watch. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
11.
Barbarella (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
“ I couldn't resist. A great film even if it is pretty campy. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
12.
A Chinese Torture Chamber Story (1994)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Bosco Lam
“ Hands down the funniest film I have ever seen. I mean just look at the DVD cover for christ's sake. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
13.
La Dolce Vita (1960)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome. (174 mins.)
“ A masterpiece. That is all there is to it. ” - opuss-owlowl
 
14.
Pastoral Hide and Seek (1974)
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A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later. (104 mins.)
Director: Shûji Terayama
“ An incredible surreal film about memories and childhood. A very colourful and bizarre film which seems to have elements of Jodorowsky. I would recommend this to fans of both Jodorowsky and Japanese surrealism. ” - opuss-owlowl