MOVIES THAT ARE VERY DEAR TO ME IN SOME WAYS

THIS LIST CONTAINS THOSE MOVIES THAT ARE DEAR TO ME IN CERTAIN WAYS. BE IT MY VERY FIRST MOVIE OR THE MOVIE THAT I WANT TO WATCH AGAIN AND AGAIN. ALL THE MOVIES HAVE SOME MEMORY ATTACHED TO THEM.

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1.
Fleshburn (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A soldier who deserted because of spiritual beliefs was tried and evaluated by four psychiatrists, and... (90 mins.)
Director: George Gage
“ This is officially my first English movie. Officially in the sense that this is the movie from which I started listing my movies. Before this I had watched a Korean/Chinese movie, my regional language movies and some Charlie Chaplin movies which I can't recall now.

Date- Anytime between 1st January to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
2.
First Blood (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills. (93 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
“ My second movie. At that age i was shocked to see that needle scene in which Stallone sews his biceps. It haunts me to this day.

Date- Anytime between 1st January to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
3.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ First English film which I watched with my father.

Date-Anytime between 1st January to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
4.
Beethoven (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but must contend with a dog-napping veterinarian and his henchmen. (87 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ First film which I watched with my childhood buddy "Swagat". After school we would just put the VHS and watched it again and again. My first Animal movie.

Date-Anytime between 1st January to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
5.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. (115 mins.)
“ Swagat's uncle had brought this VHS from Singapore. That was a remarkable experience for both of us. Till now I've sometimes dreamed that day.

Date-Anytime between June to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
6.
Commando (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power. (90 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
“ The day when I first saw this particular poster of Arnold in a local newspaper I swore to watch this movie anyhow. In India and in the state and locality where I was living Finding this movie was a bit difficult, besides I was only 13 years old then. I searched every movie shop to find this. And when I did I watched this back to back for 3 times. Also I became a Die hard Fan Of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Date-Anytime between October to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
7.
Two Moon Junction (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival. (104 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
“ My first Adult movie. At that time I was only 14 Years old. In India below 18 year persons were not allowed to see this type of movie. But In my locality If one bribes a little to the gatekeeper he allows to go inside the hall. One day Four of my friends and me decided to do a little adventure. We jumped our school wall and skipped our classes. We had kept our bicycles outside the school campus. Once outside we changed our uniforms and went straight to the cinema hall. We waited for the show to start. Then we went inside cautiously so as to avoid the gatekeeper.
And I experienced my first adult movie. Mind blowing.
Date- Between 1st January 1994 to 31st December 1994. ” - manas19782002
 
8.
Aliens (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The moon from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ This was the first movie which I saw in a cinema hall. Though it was a bit difficult to understand the English but I will never forget the experience watching this in the big screen. And that scene where the alien rips the body of one of the character from waist.
My all time favorite science fiction movie.

Date- Between October to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
9.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal. (137 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Commando was the beginning, Terminator followed it. At that time we didn't have a VHS player. So I had to rent it from a movie shop. I saved my pocket money all the week just to rent a VHS player to watch this movie. It doesn't have subtitles so I had a bit problem understanding the English. Though I was an English medium student American English was a bit difficult to follow. From that day till today This movie has remained my all time favorite. I've watched it for 34 times and intend to watch it for 100 times.

Date- Between October to 31st December 1993. ” - manas19782002
 
10.
Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ My friend Swagat and I persuaded our Tuition sir to take us to cinema hall to watch this movie. It was my 1st and will be my last to go to a movie again with these two wonderful persons.
Excellent movie.

Date- Between 1st January to 31st December 1994. ” - manas19782002
 
11.
Poltergeist (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts. (114 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ This is my 1st Horror film which I saw in cinema hall. But this time I wasn't with Swagat but Another friend Debasis.

Date- Between 1st January to 31st December 1994. ” - manas19782002
 
12.
Basic Instinct (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (127 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ Another movie which I had watched after skipping school. This time we were 8 boys. From then I had fantasize about the gorgeous Sharon Stone.

Date- Between 1st January to 31st December 1994. ” - manas19782002
 
13.
Jurassic Park (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. (127 mins.)
“ What a movie experience!!!!
This is the first English film which was dubbed in Hindi. We were 11 boys and were shouting and whistling to the fullest after watching the dinosaurs. I think almost 80% of Indian population must have watched this movie.
Even today when me and my friends recall that day we laugh to our content.

Date- Between June to December 1994. ” - manas19782002
 
14.
GoldenEye (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ My 1st James Bond film and the first film which I had gone to see with my college friends.

Date- Between January to December 1998. ” - manas19782002
 
15.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ I first watched Titanic before it was released in India in VHS which my friend's uncle smuggled by ship from USA. I must admit I've never seen such a movie before which had this impact on me. And the charismatic Kate Winslet !!!!
I was so bedazzle with her beauty that I dreamed every day and night about her. All my room walls, notebooks, diaries were full of her posters. In other words I adored her beauty and almost cried after the film. That COUCH scene!!! OHH

Date-18/4/1998 ” - manas19782002
 
16.
Fist of Glory (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
During Vietnam War, a member of US special forces is shanghaied and forced to participate in an underground street fight tournament where losers die. His teammate discovers this and enters the tournament to save him and end it. (93 mins.)
“ My first film which I saw in laser disc.

Date-20/10/2009 ” - manas19782002
 
17.
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams. (86 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
“ Though this movie seems too silly (as you can see from this poster) but I haven't laughed so much as I did while watching this film. I was watching this on star movies with my maternal uncle and his family. we were having chilly chicken and chapattis. But once this movie started we laughed so much that we couldn't finish our food, which was savored by our dog.

Date-18/06/2000 ” - manas19782002
 
18.
Romeo Must Die (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
An avenging cop seeks out his brother's killer and falls for the daughter of a businessman who is involved in a money-deal with his father. (115 mins.)
“ To clean the surface of the laser disc I couldn't find any CD cleaner. so I used my sister's nail polish remover thus damaging the CD for which I had to pay Rs 300 to the video shop owner.

Date-29/8/2002 ” - manas19782002
 
19.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew. (95 mins.)
Director: Ruggero Deodato
“ A friend challenged me to watch this movie because of the goriness. At first I thought it would be a B grade film with cheap special effects. But I was wrong...
To make my movie experience natural I switched off my room lights, used my headphones instead of my speaker and watched this after my wife went to sleep so as to avoid any disturbances from her.
After the infamous "TURTLE SCENE" I found myself shaking with terror. I was dumbfounded by the brutality of this movie. But that was only the beginning....
The climax scene paralyzed my entire body. I couldn't believe I was watching a movie. I imagined myself in the actor's place and my wife in that .......
After the movie I just went to bed, hold my wife and promised not to watch this type of movie before going to sleep.

Date-23/08/2004 ” - manas19782002
 
20.
Holy Smoke (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru... (115 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ After Titanic I had become a fan of Kate Winslet and have remained to this day. When I heard that this film was shot in India and Kate has wore a saree, I just rented it. Nevertheless of the movie rating I enjoyed it only to see her in a white saree.
She was looking awesome in that getup.

Date-Between October 1st and October 30th 2004. ” - manas19782002
 
21.
Irreversible (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. (97 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
“ Besides my 1000th movie, this movie among others has left a mark in my memory which I will never forget till death. One of the movies after cannibal holocaust which has shook me to the core.

Date-14/11/2006 ” - manas19782002
 
22.
Rambo (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit. (92 mins.)
“ I could never forget that day when I watched this movie in cinema hall.
Reasons:-
1-I had a terrible misunderstanding with my wife for other reasons,
2-Had a terrible day with my friends, which is the reason of the trouble with my wife,
3-To clear my head I decided to watch this movie. But it was raining like hell but in spite of that I reached cinema hall totally drenched,
4-I was shivering due to the A.C and fans which were acting like icing sugar to my troubles,
5-But then I saw the movie, my my ... what a film!!!!!!!! Throughout the film I was shaking with rage for the action scenes and in that climax scene When Stallone was firing the .50 caliber machine gun and yelling in excitement I stood up and yelled with him. I was yelling so hysterically that the pointer came to me and requested me to stop shouting and then I realized what I had done....
The other time I had acted this type was when I was watching Ram Gopal Verma's "JUNGLE" climax scene.

Date-28/01/2008 ” - manas19782002
 
23.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (147 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ Before writing anything I would like to say that I have a small resemblance with the protagonist in terms of olfactory sense.

I can remember/recall the aroma/odor of a particular thing for a long time. I had proved this to my wife, friends and office colleagues. Even the scent of certain perfumes and dishes. Thus I can tell from my office seat when one of my certain colleagues enter our floor instantly before others if he/she have used a perfumes which he/she have used before. This may sound ridiculous but it's true.
So, when I saw this movie I was like in the mind of the protagonist. A very real experience for me.

Date-03/12/2008 ” - manas19782002
 
24.
Candyman (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth. (99 mins.)
Director: Bernard Rose
“ My 2000th movie.

Date-26/12/2008 ” - manas19782002
 
25.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
“ This is the first film which I watched in my computer after downloading from torrent sites. I was a bit scared as I haven't done anything like this before. Before this movie I have to depend on my DVD store owner to find certain movies. But from This movie I had started to watch very selected movies not for the quantity but also for quality movies.

Date-22/06/2009 ” - manas19782002