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The most powerful films

Discussion in 'Film, Video, Television and Theatre' started by geneviv, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. geneviv

    geneviv New Member

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    Sometimes a movie leaves an imprint on you. You feel one way when you start watching it, but you are not the same when it's over. It probably didn't change your life, but it did something to you for a few days or at least a few hours.

    What movies had the greatest emotional impact on you?

    For me it's:
    Requiem for a Dream
    Amelie
    Garden State
    Magnolia
     
  2. sirmyk

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    Emotionally impacting movies (for me, at least):

    Crash
    Magnolia
    American Beauty
    Memento
    Million Dollar Baby
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Psycho
    A.I.
    The Matrix
    Full Metal Jacket (and most other Kubrick films)
    Anything by M. Night Shyamalan
    Anything by Quentin Tarantino

    ...just to name a few.
     
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    I cant think of that many at the moment but La Haine and Full metal jacket were powerful movies. Especially La Haine.
     
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    Wow, good topic! :D

    For me:

    What dreams may come
    Hotel Rwanda
     
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    I thought of ......

    Hotel Rwanda
    Pay it Forward
    The Passion of the Christ

    There's more, but my brain hurts today
     
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    Just a quick on off the top of my head:
    1. Dogville
    2. The Joy Luck Club

    ds
     
  7. geneviv

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    I am adding A Very Long Engagement. It's a love story about a girl who loses track of her fiancee during WW1. If you are a fan of Amelie I think you'll love it but it's sad instead of funny.
     
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    My list is :

    City of Angels
    Shawshank Redemption
    Run Lola Run
    The Princess Bride
    While you were sleeping ( because I didn't see it )

    Sure there are more but can't think of them at the moment :)
     
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    I have to put

    Meet Joe Black
    Far and Away
    City of Angels
    Angel Eyes
    Dances with Wolves
    Brave Heart
    A I

    and er :eek: Bambi :D
    probably think of a lot more later...
     
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    These movies are not in any order and it's actually a pretty long list of movies which had a huge impact on me, not only on an emotional level. Here it is:

    Delicatessen
    Fight Club
    Leon - The Professional
    Dances with Wolves
    Mononoke - Hime
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    The Big Lebowski
    Blade Runner
    Koyaanisqatsi
    Twelve Monkeys
    Groundhog Day
    Yojimbo
    The Thin Red Line
    C'era una volta il West
    Yume
    A Clockwork Orange
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    Shichinin no samurai

    These movies had an impact on me, in some form or another.
     
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    Not in any particular order....

    Apocalypse Now
    Raise the Red Lantern
    Death in Venice
    The Searchers
    Dances with Wolves
    Heat
    The Heiress (the old version)
    Gone with the Wind
    Platoon
    Monster
    La Dolce Vita
    La Vita e Bella
    most Scorcese
    most Tarantino
     
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    Most movies for me are pure entertainment. There are a few rare gems that stand out which make me sit back and think.

    The one that springs to mind, which I am surprised no-one has mentioned yet is Schindler's List.

    It's a long movie, with some truly horrific mental and visual images, but it is really a movie about hope, that there is some-thing good out there.

    I've only watched the movie once and will probably watch it again one day. But that one viewing in the cinema when it was released still sits in the back of my mind.

    One of the best in my opinion
     
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    Here are mine:

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Run, Lola, Run
    The City of Angels
    Love Actually
     
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    Two that I can think of are:

    Million Dollar Baby

    Apocalypse Now
     
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    I only can think of one

    The Green Mile
     
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    Off the top of my head:

    Adaptation
    Dances With Wolves
    Happiness
    Shawshank Redemption
    Forrest Gump
    The Green Mile
    Sumersault
    High Noon
    American History X (will never watch it again, but glad I did once)
     
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    That one was hard for me to watch but stuck with me as well.
     
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    The Five Obstructions Mostly personal to the stars but the challenge between the two is exceptional as the master and the student try to better each other and ultimately learn.
     
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    Oh City of Angels definatly! Made me glad to be alive.
    American Physco (or however you spell it!) was great. I have to return some video tapes :D
     
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    Some great films have been mentioned in this thread. A few that have made an impact on me are:

    Finding Neverland
    Spirited Away
    Star Wars IV - VI
    12 Angry Men
    The Fisher King
     

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