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  1. Delorean88

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    So just got Netflix on my xbox (finally) and I decided that I need to catch up on the classics, when I was a kid I had terrible movie tastes and now that I'm older I've been trying to better my movie tastes over the years. Lately I've been watching some of the older movies that people consider classics to: 1. see what the big deal is, 2. see if I will consider it as one of my favorites as well. Recently this year I saw Singin' in the Rain, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon and a couple of others. Saturday I watch Reservoir Dogs and really liked it thought it was really good film and on sunday I plan to watch Pulp Fiction (friend of mine suggested to watch RD then Pulp Fic not Pulp Fic then RD). I also wanna watch Goodfellas, Fight Club and a couple others but those aren't on streaming Netflix. I was wondering do you guys have any suggestions of what movie classics or simply awesome films that I should catch up on (even if you think I've seen it suggest it anyways).

    On my list of films I wanna see:
    Goodfellas, Godfather, Fight Club, Inglorious Basterds (because not that I know how a Quentin movie plays out I can watch it again and enjoy it this time), A Clockwork Orange, Raging Bull, Casablanca, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Schindler's List, Animal House, Fargo, Big Lebowski, Patton, Apocalypse Now and more.
     
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  2. Longo_2_guns

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    Yeah, those are all good movies. As far as other Tarantino movies go, throw Kill Bill on there too. Parts 1 and 2, of course.

    Also, since this is a recommendations thread I'll just shout out two of my favorite movies ever. Casino Royale and The Warriors. Both great movies.
     
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  3. GRColin

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    Classics?

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Raging Bull
    Yojimbo & Sanjuro (What The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and a Fistful of Dollars were based off of)
    Hidden Fortress - The inspiration for Star Wars
    The Hustler
    Grapes of Wrath
    Nosferatu
    Metropolis
    Patton
    Dial "M" For Murder
    High Noon
    8 1/2
    Rashomon
    M

    More modern recommendations:

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Black Death
    I Saw The Devil
    The Constant Gardner
    Tell No One
    Good


    Documentaries not to miss:
    The Devil Came on Horseback
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster,
    Flow
    The Cove
    Auschwitz - Inside the Nazi State
    Restrepo
    Cocaine Cowboys
    Imaginary Witness

    TV Shows not to miss:
    Rescue Me
    Dexter
    Sons of Anarchy
    Damages
    Nip/Tuck Seasons 1-3...After that it goes drastically down hill
    The Universe
    Pillars of the Earth (heard it's awesome)

    If I can think of anymore I'll post them.
     
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  4. UghRochester

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    I want to see The Big Lebowski, because of keepithowitis's avatar. A Clockwork Orange is good if you like rapes.
    Here's some I think you might like

    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Midnight Express
    The Princess Bride (No, I'm not gay.)
    The Man in the Iron Mask
    American History X
     
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  5. Longo_2_guns

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    The fact that you act that liking The Princess Bride makes you gay is far, far gayer than liking The Princess Bride.

    Seriously, that's just sad.
     
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  6. cyberjim2000

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    My tastes in movies are kind of bad but here are some of my recommendations:

    The Seven Samurai (inspiration to many movies we've known including Star Wars)
    Soylent Green
    Once Upon a Time in The West
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
    The Dollars Trilogy
    The Searchers
    Blade Runner (if you're into the dystopian cyber punk)

    Foreign movies (if you're into that sort of thing):
    Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources (French)
    Project A
    Drunken Master (1978)
    Oldboy (Korean)
    Wheels on Meals
    Sympathy for Mrs. Vengeance (Korean)
    Red Cliff 1 and 2
    Hard Boiled
    Infernal Affairs I, II, and III
    Dragons Forever
     
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  7. madster111

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    Yes.

    Also, The Departed and Training Day.
     
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  8. schimmel

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    From OP's post I can tell that he didn't just have a deprived childhood, but he can't be that old, either that or I'm just too old since I still consider Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction to be too young to be classics... and I watched Pulp then Dogs and it was fine so I don't know what your friend was talking about.

    As far as other classics go, don't forget Smokey and the Bandit, The Man with no Name trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly)
    Casino is damn good, so are many of the Bond movies up on Netflix,Roger Moore, some Sean Connery, and some Timothy Dalton (but avoid Timmy D, he's a mediocre Bond).

    Here's a classic series nobody has mentioned yet and if you haven't seen or don't like I'll kick you in the nuts:
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Green_Lantern

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    Yeah...If you're on a Tarantino kick, watch both Kill Bill's before Inglorious Basterds. They're much better IMO
     
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  10. GRColin

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    The recommendations I made for you were ones that are on instant watch so I win. Everyone else fails.

    And Ugh..."if you like rapes" WTF? Who "likes" rapes :(.
     
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    These arent on netfilx streaming
    Gran Tornino
    Trainspotting
    Empire of the Sun
    Seven Samurai (it's in two discs)

    These are
    Zulu
    Clerks
     
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  12. UghRochester

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    Is that not what that film is about?
     
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  13. GRColin

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    A Clockwork Orange?

    There is rape in it but it isn't the focus of the story.

    I think it's one thing to employ rape as a plot device in films but to for someone to say "I like rape in movies" is just creepy. (I know you didn't say you like rape btw.) I also think rape is overused now in films. It's just....Exploitative.
     
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  14. MattAY

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    I watched Full Metal Jacket not long ago. Brilliant film, a Kubrick film.

    Immerses you in massively, I seriously recommend.
     
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    Escape from New York
    Escape from L.A
    Hamburger Hill
    Bad Boys (not with will smith, with Sean Penn)
    Heavy Metal
    Casualtys of war
    The seapent and the rainbow
    The Gate
    Fright Night (I think thats what its called)
    Creepshow
    Tales from the crypt demon knight
    American Werewolf in Paris
    Lost Boys
    Apocolypse now is a great movie just seen it recently to be perfectly honest.
     
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  16. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Have you ever actually seen this movie in its entirety?
     
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    So how was Pulp Fiction? I remember my first time seeing it...

    Movies you have no reason not to watch right now because they are instant:
    This Is Spinal Tap
    The Big Lebowski
    Die Hard
    Aliens
    The Thing
    Silence of the Lambs
    Do The Right Thing
    Casino
    Raging Bull
    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    2001: A Space Odyssey

    As a bonus, these movies have been roughly arranged in order from most entertaining/light-hearted/accessible/fun to most serious invest of time and emotion/might be in black & white or subtitled/2deep4u.
     
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  18. WickedLiquid

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    Wow, lots of good movies but I still don't see some of my choices..

    Memento
    Snatch
    Revolver
    Children of Men
    Sunshine
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    500 Days of Summer

    And incase you couldn't tell I'm a big fan of Author Philip K Dick and Film director Richard Linklater sooo
    -Blade Runner
    -Total Recall
    -A Scanner Darkly
    -Waking Life
    -Dazed and Confused
     
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  19. UghRochester

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    Like Delorean, I was a little kid. All I remember is the person is in some sort of gang raping group. He was caught and put through an experiment that cause him not to like women sexually. I need to see the movie again.
     
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