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A Passage to India (1984)
I Want My 3 Hours Back!
If it hadn't been for my 12th grade film study teacher (who showed tons of other AWFUL films) I would absolutely never have watched this movie. The length is way too long, the story is boring beyond words, and I absolutely despised Adela. This movie, to me, had no moral point behind the plot, and if I hadn't been forced to take notes while watching the movie (the only way I got notes in the first place was because my teacher would pause every 2 minutes to analyze the scenes even though nothing was going on), I guarantee I probably would've fallen asleep. An absolutely HORRIBLE movie, HOW THE HELL DID THIS WIN AWARDS? The only "awards" this movie should get are Razzies.
The English Patient (1996)
Not in the top 250? Slow and broing?When I heard that this movie was "slow and boring" I thought I'd see for myself; so when I finally did last Saturday, there was not one moment when I was bored. The entire time I was watching, I just felt so...captivated and amazed at how amazing not only the story was but the acting was just perfect! I seriously do not understand why this is not in the top 250, it's one of the BEST romance movies, one of the best WWII movies, and a Best Picture win deserved 250%. All of the casting in this movie was just absolutely perfect, even if Fox would've preferred to cast "well-known, American actors" but they wouldn't have been anywhere near as good as Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche or Willem Dafoe. Seeing Fiennes as this damaged, burn victim dying, and then seeing him before all of it shows how great and underrated of an actor he truly is, showing diversity right there but not only resting on the makeup. The story might seem like a "typical love story" but it's much more than that. Sure, there are tons of movies with this similar storyline, but the main reason this one stands out to me is because of how much passion is really told through it; how Almasy had to leave Katherine's body in the cave and let her die was the most heart-breaking scene from a movie that I'd seen in such a long time. A true masterpiece, even if it has been forgotten about now, this is a movie that I certainly will never forget, and Anthony Minghella, will never be forgotten either.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Not just your "Typical Hot Chick Killing Men" Movie
Kill Bill, is an amazing movie. The acting and direction is perfect, and it couldn't have been any better if it weren't for Quentin and Uma. I can't imagine ANYONE else directing this, or ANYONE else playing The Bride they way both did, respectively. I know when any person first hears a movie where it's like "okay, we've got a hot chick with weapons and she's gonna kill fifty-something people" they think "that sounds stupid, and predictable" which sure, the ending may have been a little predictable, but when a movie is this good, that doesn't matter. They way Quentin puts in such tiny details yet every single one fits in with the plot somehow, and the way the fight scenes are choreographed, and how there's always a few funny lines of dialogue here and there such as the little classroom scene where The Bride's name is revealed, and how it has mixed elements of almost every different type of movie genre out there, and, ah, I don't know just everything about this movie is AMAZING, and should definitely be seen by anyone who loves these types of movies.