My Favorite Cinemaby flyrasin | created - 02 Mar 2013 | updated - 24 Oct 2013 | Public
Lights....camera....action! From Films to Movie Legends what does an armature film lover like..........check, comment and give suggestions...
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1. Ikiru (1952)
Not Rated | 143 min | Drama
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.
Votes: 51,554 | Gross: $0.06M
I watch it once a year with a sort of religious fervor.........God it's great to be alive....
2. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 364,713 | Gross: $36.76M
My first brush with Hollywood and to this day I remember it vividly.........this is the film that introduced me to the "Master of Suspense"
3. Rashômon (1950)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view.
Makes many of the wrongs done onto me seem so insignificant........a poignant look at humans, deceit and judgement........
4. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
The father, the kids and the trail...........I wish I will be as good a parent when I have kids......
5. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 533,716 | Gross: $37.63M
Fantasy, Foreign, and Gore.......almost perfect...
6. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
Meet Ultra-violence.........loaded heavy with symbolism and satire......
7. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 918,136 | Gross: $136.80M
How we humans punish the angels among ourselves..........a tribute to late Michael Clarke Duncan......
8. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Votes: 393,733 | Gross: $56.36M
Prejudice and the flawed figures of modern life.........form the backdrop for a love story......
9. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,930,594 | Gross: $28.34M
A timeless classic...........
10. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 585,164 | Gross: $28.26M
Shows NY for what it was, and multidimensional characters.......make it a great movie....
11. American History X (1998)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Votes: 886,867 | Gross: $6.72M
Vengeance and Aggression can be cathartic, and when is it worth the price?
12. Oldeuboi (2003)
R | 120 min | Mystery, Thriller
After being kidnapped and imprisoned for fifteen years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in five days.
Votes: 419,020 | Gross: $0.71M
Touches on many taboos...........made quite an impact on me....the perfect colored hero...
13. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Votes: 708,989 | Gross: $44.02M
Stanley Kubrick the Maestro.......with an exceptional cast....
14. Snatch (2000)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime
Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.
Votes: 675,519 | Gross: $30.33M
Quintessential crime and Guy Ritchie delivers a whopper....
15. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 841,918 | Gross: $19.50M
Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman in a Luc Besson movie? Enough said..........
16. La fille sur le pont (1999)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
One night, a fading entertainer intervenes when a woman contemplates suicide, beginning a strange, unpredictable relationship.
Votes: 11,803 | Gross: $1.71M
My first rendezvous with Vanessa Paradis after "Joe le taxi", this filim made me a faithful believer of goddess luck........
17. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,320,439 | Gross: $134.97M
The beginning of a modern-day Epic.........
18. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 222,048 | Gross: $44.82M
Made me adopt many habits from the T.E. Lawrence.............on screen...
19. Network (1976)
R | 121 min | Drama
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Must watch if you ever caught yourself wasting time idly in front of the TV............
21. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.
Votes: 81,546 | Gross: $33.72M