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posted on 06.16.09

I got the bug, I think, when I first saw Star Wars…then that was it, I was in—hook, line and sinker. I  remember being mesmerized by pirate films, action-adventures, heist films, science fiction and martial arts films.  Now that I’m older (hopefully wiser) and somewhat taller (!), I have added international, surreal and kitchen sink/drama type films to the list.  It doesn’t matter, though…as soon as the lights go down I feel just as excited as a little kid.


 


This is not an exhaustive list, and definitely not in any particular order…


 


The Matrix (1999) Andy and Larry Wachowski


After Life (1998) Koreeda Hirokazu


Lilya 4 Ever (2002) Lukas Moodysson


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Ang Lee


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003) Ki-duk Kim


Brazil (1985) Terry Gilliam


The Squid and the Whale (2005) Noah Baumbach


Motorcycle Diaries (2004) Walter Salles


The Science of Sleep (2006) Michel Gondry


The Magnificent Seven (1960) John Sturges


Unforgiven (1992) Clint Eastwood


Caché (2005) Michael Haneke


Rosetta (1999) Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne


La Promesse (1996) Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne


Seven Samurai (1954) Akira Kurosawa


Kill Bill, volumes 1 & 2 (2003 & 2004) Quentin Tarantino


Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino


Usual Suspects (1994) Bryan Singer


Le Samurai (1967) Jean-Pierre Melville


Bullitt (1968) Peter Yates


Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Jim Sharman


Les voleurs (1996)André Téchiné


The Sacrifice (1986) Andrei Tarkovsky


The Manchurian Candidate (1962) John Frankenheimer


M (1931) Fritz Lang


The Limey  (1999) Steven Soderbergh


Ocean’s Eleven (2001) Steven Soderbergh


Monster (2003) Patty Jenkins


No Country for Old Men (2007) Joel & Ethan Coen


Fargo (1996) Joel & Ethan Coen


Gladiator (2000) Ridley Scott


Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg


Star Wars (1977) George Lucas


Ghost Dog, The Way of the Samurai (1999) Jim Jarmusch


 


 

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