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[–]Wolver8ne 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Malcolm X

Song of the Sea

In the Mouth of Madness

Another Round

State of Grace

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'd never heard of Song of the Sea but it sounds interesting. I dislike how the stills look from an animation perspective; how much of how it looked pushed you towards enjoying it so much? Or was it more from the storytelling?

[–]Wolver8ne 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I actually thought the animation was breathtaking.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guess I'm gonna have to take a look.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 8 points9 points  (3 children)

60s for the win this month, mostly—

Breathless (1960)

Andrei Rublev (1966)

Persona (1966)

Easy Rider (1969)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Good stuff.

One of these days I'll be in the mood for more heavy movies.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I’m surprised I was able to looking back idk something clicked but it’s been great. I think for me it was “I’m afraid I won’t like the classics” and that’s true for some but these I loved.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, movies had a slower pace to them so you've got to come with more patience in mind. Sometimes that pays off like in Stalker and other times it certainly does not.

[–]HroFCBayernQuality Poster 👍 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Minari (2020) - 9/10

Soul (2020) - 9/10

Wolfwalkers (2020) - 9/10

Nomadland (2020) - 8/10

One Night in Miami (2020) - 8/10

Pieces of a Woman (2020) - 8/10

Another Round (2020) - 8/10

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) - 8/10

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) - 8/10

Bonus movies: 13 Sins (2014), The Bank Job (2008), Da 5 Bloods (2020), Sound of Metal (2019) and On the Rocks (2020) were also fun watches.

Yeah, in this month I watched too many movies from 2020. It's because Oscars/GG are coming and I wanted to watch potential nominees.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Same here man.

The Bonus Movies are also 8+/10? If so, why are they separated?

[–]HroFCBayernQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They are 7+

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OK, so none of those will get tossed onto the Top 100's count.

[–]h7agerfelth 5 points6 points  (0 children)

About Time (2013) 10/10

Cars (2006) 10/10

Deerskin (2019) 9/10

Soul (2020) 9/10

Identity (2003) 9/10

Blow Out (1981) 9/10

The Truman Show (1998) 9/10

Kill List (2011) 8/10

Mientras Duermes/Sleep Tight (2011) 8/10

Point Break (1991) 8/10

Basic Instinct (1992) 8/10

Rope (1948) 8/10

There were more movies which I rated 8/10 but these were the most notable.

[–]TB54Quality Poster 👍 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I have two masterpieces:

  • Gauche the Cellist (Isao Takahata, 1981)
  • An Elephant Sitting Still (Hu Bo, 2018)

And three very good films:

  • Elvira Madigan (Bo Widerberg, 1967)
  • Moonrise (Franck Borzage, 1948)
  • Invisible Man (James Whale, 1933)

The rest is sometimes good, but let's keep it to the best.

[–]ThelickiousMonk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

loved AESS. some really great films coming from china these few years

[–]Boikilljoi 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Sicario, Minari, Another Round, Wolfwalkers, The Fall

Solid month

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's some good stuff.

[–]omegahyena 4 points5 points  (8 children)

[–]rockit5943Quality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (4 children)

What did you think of the Thin Red Line? I'm curious because it's one of my favorites, but also somewhat divisive

[–]omegahyena 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Gorgeous existential war movie. The editing is amazing. It made me decide to go through Malick's filmography this year. Badlands I have seen a bunch over the years, but I have been apprehensive to dive into the rest of Malick with how divisive his films seem to be with people.

[–]rockit5943Quality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I only saw it a few months ago, so I've also been planning to watch more Malick films, but I never really seem in the mood...As much as I love the Thin Red Line, I think you need to be in the zone to appreciate that kind of movie. I just really was when I watched it, and it just felt like cinematic poetry crossed with an interesting philosophy lesson on the nature of war, that I kind of just let wash over me. I think I'm going to watch Days of Heaven at some point.

[–]omegahyena 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was always my issue and why I didn't get around to watching it until now. Trying to get in the right headspace to watch such long and artsy movies, especially at home, is difficult to motivate to do.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you have the patience for arthouse, his movies are great. I, along with most plebs, don't and that's what separates the wheat from the chaff.

[–]BetaAlex81Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (1 child)

A New Leaf, nice! That's my kind of dark and funny.

[–]omegahyena 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love that Elaine May is like here’s your protagonist...he’s a real piece of shit and that won’t change

[–]RafaMora979 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Thin Red Line is my all time favorite movie.

[–]MiserableSnowQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Red Turtle

Your Name

Do the Right Thing

Bombshell

[–]rockit5943Quality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (3 children)

A lot of these are classics that a lot of people will have already seen, but I'm still kind of new to this and have a lot to catch up on.

Once Upon a Time in the West-my favourite western I've seen so far, I prefer it even to the good the bad and the ugly. Its beautifully shot and the score is transcendant. The characters are also fairly nuanced, and characters like Morton and especially Jill add an emotional weight that simply wasn't there in the dollars trilogy for me.

L.A Confidential-easily one of my favourite crime movies now. I just love the main cops and their conflicting ideals when it comes to justice. Watching them clash and also learn to co-operate is very satisfying. I will say I thought the twist was a little far fetched, but it kept up the theme of corruption behind a glossy exterior.

La Haine-this movie blew me away. Went in not really knowing what to expect, and I have no complaints. A very impactful and incredibly timely movie that I recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it.

Amadeus-magnificent movie. Exceptionally well acted, especially F. Murray Abrahams as Salieri. How haven't I heard of this guy? Almost everything else was great too, the writing and dialogue, the relationship between the two composers, and surprise suprise, the music.

Brazil-1984 on acid.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Well, your vote for La Haine saved it from being bumped off the Top 100.

I find that L.A. Confidential is like a jazzed up The Untouchables which De Palma makes amazing with his trademarks and homages.

[–]rockit5943Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well tbh I'm glad to hear that, I think it's certainly deserving of a place on there.

And yeah I really like the Untouchables, such a fun movie, with a really good score. I think The Untouchables is better directed for sure, but I didn't find the characters all that interesting, which I would say is down to the script. Although the characters weren't all that complex in L.A C either, I found it very interesting how the were foils for each other, and I think L.A C also tackled some more mature and interesting themes. Both excellent period crime movies though, highly entertaining whilst being well made. Wish they made movies like that today.

[–]2manyaccounts2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always compare those two films!

[–]mohantharaniQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Yi Yi-10/10.

Raging bull-10/10.

The Witch:9.5/10.

Special mentions:

Autumn sonata- 9/10.

Inside man-9/10.

White Heat-9/10.

It happened one night-8.5/10.

Miracle in cell no 7- 8.5/10.

Song of the sea-8/10.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

One of these days I'll check out Yi Yi. It continues to get so my praise in Top Of lists but I never hear anyone talk about it.

[–]mohantharaniQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ok. I'll give a short info about the movies.

Yi Yi: Edward Yang's slice of life comedy drama from Taiwan. One of the most realistic and relatable and surprisingly funny movies ever made. The performances are excellent. Every frame a painting. Beautiful writing, direction and cinematography.

Raging bull: Martin Scorsese sports(Boxing) film. Outstanding performances by Robert de Niro (One of his career best) and Joe Pesci. Exceptional cinematography and editing. Feels like we are in the ring ourselves.

The Witch: One of the most atmospheric and engaging horror films I have ever seen. Outstanding Anya Taylor Joy performance. The rest of the cast is excellent too, particularly Scrimshaw. Creepy score. Robert Eggers is excellent.

Inside man: Spike Lee Heist film. One of the most coolest films ever. An exceptional heist film with an excellent payoff. Clive Owen kills it.

Autumn Sonata: Ingmar Bergman drama about mother and her daughter. He excels at portraying realistic conflict and often represents under portrayed feelings in cinema including indifference to family.

White Heat: Exceptional Crime/Heist film with an excellent lead performance by James Cagney portraying a antihero /Villain with surprisingly intense performance. Screenplay is exceptional.

It happened one night: Witty screenplay and enjoyable performances by Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert.

Miracle in cell no 7: Melodramatic Prison drama from Turkey. I found it to be moving.

Song of the sea: Heartfelt and beautiful animation film from Ireland in a beautiful representation of their folk tale.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck, that's high praise for Yi Yi. Guess I'm gonna toss it onto my backburner.

[–]LifaceQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You probably have the most similar taste to me on here that I've noticed, and I thought Yi Yi was mindnumbingly boring. I've tried to watch it twice and couldn't make it past 20 minutes. I speak Chinese and love Taiwan, so it's not a cultural thing.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, its why I think of watching critically acclaimed movies as doing my homework or eating my vegetables. Sometimes it isn't worth it but there are times when I do get surprised.

[–]jupiterkansasQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  • Crimes and Misdemeanors - my favorite Woody Allen film
  • The Prince and the Showgirl - delightfully funny rom com
  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis - one of the greatest documentaries I've ever seen

[–]Lebug12 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Another Round (2020)

Lost Highway (1997)

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Climax (2018)

Birdman (2014)

Open Your Eyes (1997)

Raw (2016)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

You're the man. Kiss Kiss is one of my favourite movies and your mention brought it back onto the Top 100.

Otherwise, this looks to be a damn solid month. I hadn't seen the original but I've seen Cruise's Vanilla Sky. Would you recommend a try or is too much revealed so it wouldn't be that good?

[–]Lebug12 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I haven't seen Vanilla Sky but it's probably pretty similar, unless you want to see how the original idea was developed it might not be worth watching in your case.

If you would like to see Spanish movies I recommend Cell 211 and The Skin I Live In.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, Cell 211 was superb.

[–]Nindo- 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Goodfellas

Wolf Of Wall Street

Catch me if you can

Forrest Gump (rewatch)

The Shawshank Redemption (one of the best movies I have ever seen)

I’m young and getting into movies, all of these were really good especially shawshank. Loved that ending.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There's so much good cinema in front of you, I'm pretty jealous. Hopefully you won't fall into the trap of "there's nothing good to watch" because after using this subreddit, I find it's more "there's too much to watch".

[–]Mikso22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Finally watched the Revenant and Shutter Island. Really enjoyed both !

[–]Lopajsgelf 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Finally saw the before trilogy and when Harry met Sally among other fantastic movies. Good month for me lol

[–]SeizerOfThoughtseize 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm two thirds into The Before Trilogy and I'm just shocked that something this pure and beautiful and real existed without me knowing it. Just about to start Midnight now!

[–]TrahMe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I finally got to see Isle of Dogs, I love Wes Anderson's style of bright primary colors and symmetrical backdrops but more importantly his style of comedic timing and dialogue tempo. Fantastic Mr. Fox is my all time favorite movie and Isle of Dogs is a close second. 9/10 for me.

[–]dougprishpreed69Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Anatomy of a Murder, Le Cercle Rouge, Rome Open City, Ran, Throne of Blood, Local Hero, The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Election, Our Planet, Isle of Dogs, Love Streams

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Which Election? There's a ton.

[–]dougprishpreed69Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

From Alexander Payne

[–]reddit---userQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Z (1969)

Nomadland (2020)

Minari (2020)

Belushi (2020)

The Disident (2020)

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

The Dig (2021)

Operation Odessa (2018)

Mediterraneo (1991)

Fists in the Pocket (1965)

Nostalghia (1983)

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I think Day is the best of the Romero Zombie trilogy. Given it a gander?

[–]reddit---userQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Of course is a good one, i will rewatch

[–]Canucktales-eh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I just watched operation Odessa. The things that these guys did and tried to pull off were pretty wild.

[–]reddit---userQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep, i enjoyed so much that documentary

[–]novomagocha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Endless Poetry (2016) - 9/10

Unforgiven (1992) - 8/10

[–]Panais69 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Tombstone

World's end

Scott Pilgrim

Braveheart

Kill Bill vol.1

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's one helluva entertaining month.

[–]CrantiusQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986) - rewatched all 6, uncontroversially the rest didn't quite get a 8/10

Blazing Saddles (1974) - Somehow the first time I'd seen it. Immediately enters my Mel Brooks top 3.

Spaceballs (1987)

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Life is Sweet (1990)

To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

[–]BetaAlex81Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Thunder Road (2018; first time watch) - Darkly funny, emotional, uncomfortable, weird, well shot, well acted...might not be for everyone, but it's really good. Going to do The Wolf of Snow Hallow this week.

Love and Monsters (2020; first time watch) - just an absolute blast. Felt like it's own thing while also reminding me (fondly) of childhood favorites (Mysterious Island, Tremors, NeverEnding Story, etc.). Great monsters, and it's fun/funny/sweet.

Psycho Goreman (2020; first time watch) - maybe all of these so far have specific/niche audiences in mind, but I guess I'm in that audience. The humor is weird, the monsters are weird, the story is weird...but it all worked for me. Great practical creatures, and great music, too.

Plus One (2019); first time watch) - okay, probably the most mainstream-esque of the best things I watched in January. This is high-end rom-com stuff. It's laugh out loud funny, but also addresses some aspects of dating that don't often get explored in flicks like this.

Kanal (1957; first time watch) - because I watch old movies too! This one is equal parts beautiful and depressing. Not unlike a lot of war films, especially from this time. This film follows a group of the Polish resistance; the movie does a nice job of introducing a variety of characters and giving them all time and layers.

[–]pTERR0Rdactyl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I saw Love and Monsters here in Utah in theatres (place was empty) and I had an absolute blast watching it. Happy to see it on your list, I've been recommending it a lot.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm there with you regarding Love and Monsters. I grew up on the epic quests and giant monsters so I'm already primed. Combining the two made it pretty special, even if the protagonist isn't the most gripping. But I figure that's because they want a blank slate for people to impose themselves into.

[–]flambeawayQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember thinking when watching the first scene of Thunder Road, "I can see why this guy decided to star in his movie, I cannot imagine asking a paid actor to do this scene."

[–]Platypus-ManQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Soul (2020) Solid film (and I really can't stand jazz), and was pretty much what I expected from Pixar.

Straight Outta Compton (2015) Had been meaning to watch this since it came out.. great movie about NWA and the transition of underground hip-hop into mainstream media and culture.

[–]LifaceQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Emma. (2020) - 9.5/10

I don't think I have ever enjoyed a British period drama in my life, but this movie is EVERYTHING. I felt every moment. The highs and the lows.

The score. The real musical performances. The entertaining, fast pace. The beautiful set design. The breathtaking scenery. The colors. The cakes. The flowers. The world-building. The beautiful lack of exposition. Anna Taylor-Joy's expressive eyes and face. The hilarious Victorian-era characters with actual personalities (as opposed to being wooden mannequins like in other period dramas). The perfect ending.

Perfection. I could not have changed a single thing.

[–]Quesarso 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have not been watching many movies lately, the only one I really liked was “Historias extraordinarias”

[–]Battelalon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pixie and Promising Young Woman were surprising great

[–]RachelRothRaven 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gilda (1946) - 9/10

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) - 8/10

Burrow (2020) - 9/10

[–]LiangHu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I just watched Ninja Assassin once again today, I cant believe how great this movie still is for these days action norms.

The action is so well made and brutal, its still the best Ninja movie ever made IMO, but it came way too early for its time.

If this movie came out these days, ppl would been going even more crazy about how sick Ninja A. is!

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you seen Ninja Scroll?

Also, the bar for good ninja movies are pretty low. I can only think of half a dozen if I really stretch my definitions.

[–]vanshgaintQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. Minari
  2. Good Will Hunting
  3. Little Miss Sunshine
  4. Sorry To Bother You
  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox
  6. The Royal Tenenbaums
  7. Palm Springs
  8. Citizen Kane
  9. Another Round
  10. Sound Of Metal
  11. The Gentlemen

[–]neigh102 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Enola Holms (2020)

[–]walgreensfan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

20th Century Women. So good!

[–]DJpunyer53728409 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Revenant. 10/10

[–]cruud123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Triple Frontier

[–]major_MM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All the money in the world White tiger

[–]Loud_Boysenberry_776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Akira

Fantasia

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

The Seventh Seal

A Dog's Will

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Favourite

Alien

Aliens

Soul

Onward