Lists by JohnBerntsson

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Need to see:

Salon Kitty.
A star is born.
The missouri Breaks.
The enforcer.
*1900.
Silent movie.
Logan's Run.
Murder by death.
The shootist.
In the realm of the senses.
Silver streak.
The tenant.
Family plot.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane.
The last Tycoon.
*The bad news bears.
Assault on precinct 13.
Midway.
The man who fell to earth.
Bound for glory.
Fellini's Casanova.
The killing of a Chinese Bookie.
Martin.
The front.
From noon till three.
Nickelodeon.
The ritz.
Face to face.
Shaolin wooden men.
Island of the damned/Who can kill a child?
Cría cuervos.
Allegro non troppo.
The man on the roof.
Mikey and Nicky.
Ugly, dirty and bad.
Chinese Roulette.
Small change.
The con artists.
The Twelve Tasks of Asterix.
The desert of the Tartars.
*Master of the flying guillotine.
Mr. Klein.
 
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Need to see:

Her.
Nebraska.
The wind rises.
Dallas Buyer's Club.
The zero theorem.
Snowpiercer.
Lone survivor.
The secret life of Walter Mitty.
Don Jon.
The great Gatsby.
Enemy.
The book thief.
Saving Mr Banks.
Anchorman: The legend continues.
Under the skin.
About time.
Out of the furnace.
Only lovers left alive.
Now you see me.
Locke.
The counselor.
The lone ranger.
Fast and the furious 6.
Despicable me 2.
Warm bodies.
Kill your darlings.
White house down.
Riddick.
All is lost.
42.
Instructions Not Included.
The great beauty.
The green inferno.
Epic.
Monster's University.
 
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I've tried to be objective and quite honestly, I think I succeded fairly well. You be the judge.

Concerning the list:
These are the films who rank's the highest in my mind as goes for acting, cinematography, music, editing, direction, script etc. All of that, that defines cinema will you find at it's highest game, scrolling down this excuberant list of excellence.

Concerning the current decade: Frost, Days of future past and 13 assassins will probably not make it till the year 2020.

Two strong honorable mentions goes to firstly Danny Boyle's Sunshine. Had it not been for that terrible third act I'd put the film at the top ten of the decade. The second honorable mention goes to The Watchowski film The Matrix. Had it not been for the two sequels, rendering the saga into only good, it had easely been one of it's decades ten best.

Other honorable mentions would be:

Love Exposure.
Battle royale.
In the mood for love.
Wall-E.
Dogville.
Breaking the waves.
Princess Mononoke.
Fitzcarraldo.
Brazil.
Amadeus.
Stalker.
Solaris.
Network.
One flew over the cuckoo's nest.
To kill a mockingbird.
The searchers.
The 400 blows.
Throne of blood.

Directors who manages to appear in almost every decade they contribute to:

Paul Thomas Anderson.
Quentin Tarantino.
The Coen Brothers.
Martin Scorsese.
Steven Spielberg.
Orson Welles.
Billy Wilder.
Akira Kurosawa.
Ingmar Bergman.
Christopher Nolan.
Alfonso Quaron.
David Lynch.
Stanley Kubrick.
Sergio Leone.
 
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There is no special order

There will be alot of directors not featured in this list who no doubt should be and this is because I choose to include only directors of who's films I've seen at least three of. (I'll make an exception for Federico Fellini)

Top 10 personal favorites:

1. Takashi Miike.
2. Tony Scott.
3. Gaspar Noé.
4. Werner Herzog.
5. Paul Verhoeven.
6. David Lynch.
7. Wong Kar Wai.
8. Guillermo Del Toro.
9. Brian De Palma.
10. Kim-ki Duk.

Why they are my personal favorites? Technically there should be Tarantino holding the number one spot but I see him as more of a God of cinema, just as I see the rest of my top 10 greatest of all time directors as gods of the medium. I am more interested in flawed warriors of cinema which I think this list represents.

Top 10 greatest of all time:

1. Paul Thomas Anderson.
2. Stanley Kubrick.
3. Akira Kurosawa.
4. Quentin Tarantino.
5. Orson Welles.
6. Martin Scorsese.
7. Joel & Ethan Coen.
8. Steven Spielberg.
9. Hayao Miyazaki.
10. Sergio Leone.

Why they are the greatest ten? Because everything they do turns out to be a 4 out of 4 star picture or close with the exception of Spielberg who have made a couple of less than satisfactory films, let's say Indiana Jones 4 or perhaps Jurassic Park 2 (a film I still love but it goes without saying, that film is nothing like a masterpiece).

/Takashi Miike is above any lists, would not be fair to the others had I chosen to include him. How are you gonna compete with a guy who can produce 3-4 masterpieces in just one year? Can't be done.
 
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My favorite Cinema as of now.
(Used to be Hong Kong Action)

Here is how I would describe the genious of Miike:
Compared to a guy like, lets say Tarantino, who is meticulously crafting a masterpiece like carving out a magnificent statue from a great mountain of gold and having a lot of time on his hands, Miike is *beep* out flawed masterpieces three times a year.

Miike's (in my opinion) finest collaborator is Daisuke Tengan (the first son of Miike's own mentor Shohei Imamura).
Tengan wrote the screenplay for Audition and 13 assassins.

Then we have Masa Nakamura who wrote the screenplay for both young thugs movies (who I have yet to see) The bird people in china (a masterpiece) Dead or alive 2: Birds, -Big, bang love: Juvenile A- and Sukiyaki western Django.

Sakichi Satô (Charlie Brown from Kill Bill) Wrote Ichi The killer and Gozu.

Kikumi Yamagishi Wrote Hara-kiri and Katakuries.

Ichiro Ryu Wrote Dead or alive: Hanzaisa, Ley Lines, The city of lost souls and dead or alive: final.

Toshiyuki Morioka Wrote Fudoh and Blues harp.

Itaru Era Wrote Full Metal Yakuza and Visitor Q.

The best Miike films are in order:

1. Audition.
2. The bird people in China.
3. 13 assassins.
4. Three extremes segment: "Box."
5. Ichi The killer.
6. Ley lines.
7. Gozu.
8. Dead or alive 2: Birds.
9. Visitor Q.
10. The happiness of the Katakuries.


Miike films that I Need to see:
Demon pond.
Yakuza demon.
The negotiator.
Sabu.
Bodyguard Kiba.
Sun scarred.
Young thugs.
God's puzzle.
The Man In White.
Family.
Guys From Paradise.
Osaka Tough guys.


"Miike is one of the greatest directors living today"
- Quentin Tarantino.

"The ultimate anarchist/artist... Miike paints... landscapes with blood...
His films are always disturbing... guaranteed to push the limits..."
- Guillermo Del Toro.

"Miike films are pure punk rock. He is a true visionary and does things that
few other directors would dare."
- Eli Roth.

"Many actors hope to one day participate in a Takashi Miike film. Especially guys. They want to go back to back being naughty boys and go wild. Miike lets them indulge themselfs in this fantasy freely and knows exactly how to provoke them. And once provoked, the actors bombard each other with their energy, lifting the film up and spinning it off into higher orbit. I was also one of those guys who were allowed to indulge themselfs. It was a very joyfull experience.
Fierce. Nonsensical. Vulgar. Powerful. These are words that could be used to describe Takashi Miike. But without a doubt the most essential words are self-assured and clever."

- Shin'ya Tsukamoto.
 
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Ranked in order up to number 20 the rest is (as of now) undecided
 
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Horror.

Sci-fi.

War.

Western.
 
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Top 10 trilogies who are in chronological order, takes place in the same universe and follows the same characters throughout all three films. Also they cannot be feautured in the The greatest films of all time part I list.

Followed by Top 10 documentaries.
 
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Need to see:
Miami Vice.
Half nelson.
Little children.
Notes on a scandal.
Bug.
The empress.
The good shepherd.
Nacho Libre.
Volver.
The queen.
The wind that shakes the barley.
Paprika.
Rang De Basanti.
The good German.
The boss of it all.
The astronaut farmer.
Venus.
Days of glory.
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of spies.
Time.
Container.
Nightmare detective.
The city of violence.
 
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Need to see:

Monster's ball.
Ghost world.
Y tu mama tambien.
The piano teacher.
Adress unknown.
Warm water under a red bridge.
Lagaan.
No mans land.
 
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Need to see:

To the wonder.
Much ado about nothing.
21 Jump street.
Magic Mike.
Jack Reacher.
The iceman.
Hotel Transylvania.
Trouble with the curve.
Iron Sky.
Frances Ha.
 
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Top 10.

1. Oldboy.
2. Spring, summer, winter, fall... and spring.
3. Castaway on the moon.
4. Memories of murder.
5. My sassy girl.
6. The chaser.
7. A tale of two sisters.
8. Brotherhood of war.
9. Chingoo.
10. Fighter in the wind.
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Korean films that I need to see.

Painted fire.
The city of violence.
Peppermint candy.
Il mare.
Milyang.
Poetry.
Silmido.
Bedevilled.
New world.
The king and the clown.
Address unknown.
The bow.
Crocodile.
The coast guard.
Time.
Birdcage inn.
Soom.
 
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Need to watch:

Sarfarosh.
Butterfly.
Rosetta.
Ratcatcher.
Girl on the bridge.
Herod's law.
The color of paradise.
eXistenZ.
All about my mother.
Instinct.
For love of the game.
Anna and the king.
Fantasia/2000.
Sweet and lowdown.
Sunshine.
The war Zone.
Jakob the liar.
The big kahuna.
The limey.
In China they eat dogs.
Topsy-Turvy.
Julien Donkey-Boy.
Bleeder.
A room for Romeo Brass.
The winslow boy.
Bang boom bang.
Trailer park boys.
Angela's Ashes.
October Sky.
Detroit Rock City.
Jeanne d'Arc.
Bicentennial man.
The Thomas Crown affair.
life.
Titus.
Election.
Any given sunday.
Super 8.
Flawless.
The ninth gate.
Summer of Sam.
The Blair Witch Project.
Virgin suicides.
Office Space.
The talented Mr. Ripley.
Girl, interrupted.
 
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Need to see:

Quiz show.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Once were warriors.
Shallow grave.
Immortal beloved.
Swimming with sharks.
Pompoko.
Fresh.
The madness of King George.
Queen Margot.
Nightwatch.
Priest.
The postman/Il postino.
Death and the maiden.
War of the buttons.
A Chinese Odyssey - Pandoras box.
Cemetery man/Dellamorte Dellamore.
The sum of us.
To live.
Eat, drink, man, woman.
Before the rain.
A pure formality.
Burnt by the sun.
Sátántangó.
An unforgettable summer.
The browning version.
 
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(Main list is not in order)

Top 10.

1. Hero.
2. Supercop.
3. Hardboiled.
4. Ip Man.
5. Crounching tiger, hidden dragon.
6. Legend of the drunken master.
7. Masterkiller the 36th chamber of shaolin.
8. Infernal affairs.
9. Exiled.
10. Enter the dragon.
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Hong Kong Action/Martial arts/Wuxia kung fu Films that I haven't seen yet, but can't wait to see:

1. Once upon a time in china & america.
2. 8 diagram pole fighter.
3. Heroes of the east.
4. Legendary weapons of china.
5. Come drink with me.
6. Warriors two.
7. Five deadly venoms.
8. The one armed swordsman.
9. Spooky encounters.
10. Snake in the eagles shadow.
11. Crippled avengers.
12. Dragon inn.
13. The young master.
14. Prison on fire.
15. Fatal contact.
16. Armour of god.

17. Street fighter with sonny chiba.
18. Reign of assassins.
19. Five fingers of death.
20. Shaolin and wu tang.
21. The man from Hong Kong.
22. Full contact.
23. Tiger on the beat.
 
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Only one film per director. (Cheating with drunken master & 36th chamber because Jackie Chan co-directed drunken master so hence, it's a valid pick)
 
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Urikupen Rescue Squad(74)
(a.k.a Urikupen Kyujotai)
a.k.a. The Jungle Patrol

This film is nowhere to be found on IMDB.com but here is the norwegian intro - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17d_3pj02Ow