Plenty..but here are a few which I can quickly think of...
1. The Godfather: Don Corleone visits Bonasera and asks him to "fix" Sonny's dead body.."Look how they massacred my boy..." Unforgettable!!
2. Fight Club: The scene in which Tyler gives the narrator a "Chemical Burn"!
3. Mulholland Drive: The Castigliane Brothers..Espresso scene.."This is the girl!"... Outstanding!!
4. Lost Highway: "We've met before, haven't we?" Mystery man briefly interacts with Fred Madison...this scene always sends shivers down my spine everytime I see it!
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Edward Norton, George C. Scott
David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Akira Kurosawa
Posted on 06/18/11 03:30 AM | Last edited on 06/18/11 03:30 AM
Inspired by Lyzette's blog, here's presenting my most favourite films of all time.
However, these aren't my "top 25" because there are some movies that I just cannot seem to rank in numbers...So the #1 entry isn't necessarily better in my book than my #5..they are probably equal!
Also, I have rated some of them 100% while some may be 90%.
Suffice to say that, some of them I like better than others....yet, all of the films listed below have, in some way have had a great impact on me and enhanced my love for movies over the years.
Some of them I re-watch a number of times, while others I do not, yet, all of them have made a permanent mark and have stuck with me forever, thus appearing in my List of Favourite films of all time.....as follows:
The Godfather (1972): A timeless masterpiece based on one of the most popular novels of all time..who could deny..?
The Godfather, Part II (1974): The sequel that surpasses the original? I sure do agree on some levels..but for me both are two of the greatest works of cinematic art...
Lost Highway (1997): Highly misunderstood, a surreal masterpiece from David Lynch, one of the Gods of weirdness!
Mulholland Drive (2001): Yet another masterpiece, a supposedly "improved" version of Lost Highway..but what the hell..I love them both the same!
Eraserhead (1977): A Godly debut from one of my favourite directors of all time!
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Did I just say Godly? Stanley Kubrick outdoes every other filmmaker with this one!
Memento (2000): Yep..possibly the only Christopher Nolan film that deserves most recognition!
12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men) (1957): A classic to be remembered for centuries; enough said!
Angel Heart (1987): An underrated voodoo thriller starring two of the finest actors on this planet, Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro..why has this been so criminally overlooked?
Fight Club (1999): David Fincher never got any better than this....It has brilliance written all over it, and it introduced me to Edward Norton, one of the greatest actors on the planet.
Inland Empire (2006): David Lynch's supposed misfire, but I love it, 'cause only Lynch has the balls to pull off something like that and be proud of it!
Watch the film thrice and then comment!
Donnie Darko (2001): I love this film! This is a rare example of a teenage drama + family drama + sci-fi+ psychological drama....Brilliant all the way!
Jacob's Ladder (1990): Look no further if you want a genuinely terrifying psychological thriller..Adrian Lyne's underrated masterpiece; one of Tim Robbins' finest performances.
A Clockwork Orange (1971): The King of all Outlandish cinema..definitely one of Kubrick's best!
Eyes Wide Shut (1999): Mesmerizing tale of marital (dis)loyalty!
Alien (1979): A Sci-fi/Creature masterpiece that is yet to be surpassed!
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992): Brilliant drama featuring an ensemble cast...some of the greatest lines of dialog ever written!
The Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954): Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece!
Miller's Crossing (1990): My favourite Coen Brothers' film..I know I am in the minority!
Casino (1995): Superb Scorsese film, usually not considered one of his best..but to me it is quintessential Scorsese!
El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) (2006): A haunting film..Guillermo Del Toro suddenly grew up!
The Ninth Gate (1999): Roman Polanski's underrated supernatural thriller with one of Depp's greatest performances!
Sunset Boulevard (1950): Billy Wilder's masterpiece..Gloria Swanson just refuses to let go of your mind!
The Wicker Man (1974): A cult occult thriller that is massively enjoyable! Too bad the American remake sucked so bad, no one wanted to check the original out anymore!
Scarface (1983): Yeah yeah..most of you think this is overrated! Not me...this is one of my most-watched films! I am in love with this film and its 80s feel and its 80s music and Tony Montana!
The Manchurian Candidate (1962): Outstanding political thriller; one of the finest films ever made, yet very few people even mention it!
Oldboy (2004): A unique film, hard-hitting stuff from Korea..this film haunted me for days!
The Thing (1982): Brilliant remake of the 50s sci-fi film; John Carpenter almost recreated the magic of the superbly acted, claustrophobic thriller "Alien".
Barry Lyndon (1975): A solid period drama, one of Kubrick's finest projects that got lost somehwhere in time...
Paths of Glory (1957): "Full Metal Jacket"?? Nope! "PAths of Glory" is a much better war film by Stanley Kubrick..one that surpasses most of his other works!
Following (1998): A close second in quality to his masterpiece, Memento, Nolan couldn't pull off the same magic in his later films!
GoodFellas (1990): The most popular Scorsese film? I should think so..
Carlito's Way (1993): Underrated De Palma, underrated Pacino...hell even underrated Sean Penn film! Solid picture...a gangster flick worth remembering!
Pulp Fiction (1994): Ummmm..need I even say anything?
The Tenant (1976): Chilling psychological thriller from Roman Polanski.
Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2002): The Brazilian gangster masterpiece that shook the film-world!
Satya (1998): A Bollywood gangster film....too bad RamGopal Verma didn't have the power the Johars and the Khans had...
JFK (1991): Best Oliver Stone film..this one was one of the first films that made me fall in love with serious Cinema!
Irreversible (2002): Hard-hitting is an understatement for this shocker from France!
Taxi Driver (1976): The best character drama ever made!
Masoom (1983): A classic Bollywood film based on "Man Woman and Child"...powerhouse performances all the way!
Anatomy of a Murder (1959): One of the greatest courtroom dramas on earth...made me worship George C. Scott.
There Will Be Blood (2007): Modern day example of a great character drama; a full fledged character drama centering around an "anti-hero", with a lead performance worth a standing ovation..
Dial M for Murder (1954): My favourite Hitchcock film...yeah, go on..laugh! :)
The Killing (1956): The film that most certainly planted the seed of "Pulp Fiction" in Tarantino's head! Stanley Kubrick pioneered the non-linear narrative, folks!
Stalker (1979): Andrei Tarkovsky's meditative masterpiece that made me question everything around me!
The Evil Dead (1981): The picture that got me into the horror genre; fun all the way!
I bambini ci guardano (The Children Are Watching Us) (1944): A poignant masterpiece from Vittorio De Sica!
Mr. Klein (1976): How I wish I could advertise these less known gems somehow and get the whole world to see them! Joseph Losey's riveting mystery drama "Mr Klein", featuring a fantabulous performance by Alain Delon is one of the first films that made me explore more of French Cinema. Why do films like these get overshadowed??
Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) (2007): A gem! Low budget Spanish sci-fi picture that's a thrilling joyride!
Revanche (2008): Dead serious brilliant Austrian drama! A modern masterpiece!
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998): Ah..fun Guy Ritchie flick..which unfortunately repeated itself in the rest of Guy Ritchie flicks!
Schindler's List (1993): Steven Spielberg's masterpiece...my favourite picture of his!
The Fountain (2006): One of Darren Aronofsky's finest and most poetic films of all time!
Black Swan (2010): Again, one of Darren Aronofsky's finest and most poetic films of all time, and my most favourite film of last year!
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961): Stupendous courtroom drama dealing with a sensitive issue...verbose but brilliant all the same with a fabulous cast!
The King of Comedy (1983): One of Robert De Niro's greatest performances, one of Scorsese's greatest films!
Blue Velvet (1986): David Lynch's "Sick" masterpiece! :)
Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me (1992): Not recommended if you haven't seen David Lynch's "Twin Peaks - the TV series"...most of them probably got turned off because they hadn't seen the series..but for those who did; the series came full circle..Laura Palmer's character was finally complete!
Le Samouraï (The Godson) (1967): Jean Pierre Melville's suspenseful film, slow burning, yet edge-of-the-seat!
Scarface (1932): I was totally in awe of Paul Muni after this...never thought I would like this film; since I was already a fan of the Al Pacino remake!
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932): Paul Muni really deserved more in his life! What a fantastic actor he was!
But what the hell! We get to keep the videos of his masterpieces and cherish them forever!
The Decalogue (1988): If you wanted to make a list of "groundbreaking concepts" in film, this would be right up there with 2001 A Space Odyssey. Who would ever think of making 10 different films based on the "titles" of the 10 commandments, yet set in a contemporary setting?? Krzystoff Kieslowski did..and pulled it off..and how!
The Double Life of Veronique (1991): My introduction to Kieslowski's brilliance...this is a painting in motion with some hypnotic music that won't let go!
Belle de jour (1967) : Luis Bunuel's haunting, surreal masterpiece..
Ran (1985): Akira Kurosawa's epic pictures seem to impress me the most; this version of King Lear is breathtaking!
Three colours trilogy (1994): Kryzstoff Kieslowski again; Blue, White, Red; in that series; Three Colours of the French flag, representing three political ideals transformed into wonderful stories! This is one powerful film set; brilliant and refreshingly original!
Throne of blood (1957): Kurosawa loves Shakespeare..and "MacBeth" couldn't have looked any better..
Talk to her (2002): Pedro Almodóvar's masterpiece..one heart-rending picture that haunted me forever!
The Shining (1980): Stanley Kubrick's horror masterpiece; a celebration of loneliness and madness.
Repulsion (1965): Polanski's early psychological thriller starring the stunning Catherine Deneuve.
M (1931): Fritz Lang's serial killer masterpiece that would put all modern day films of the genre to shame!