what are the most essential films to see?

I don’t really watch films. Not because I don’t enjoy doing so, I’m just always doing something else instead.

This means that I’ve never seen eg. Spinal Tap. I clearly need to, cos it’s about the ludicrous nature of big rock bands and I love that shit.

Everyone is surprised when I tell them I haven’t seen it.

What films would you most expect people to have seen that are big cultural touchstones? Nothing too shit.

Maybe this is a start point for some chat

Going down this list, I either can’t remember seeing or haven’t seen 18 of the 40:

  1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
  2. Jesus (1979)
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
  4. Forrest Gump (1994)
  5. Transformers (2007)
  6. Back to the Future (1985)
  7. Citizen Kane (1941)
  8. Psycho (1960)
  9. Ben-Hur (1959)
  10. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  11. City of God (2002)
  12. Braveheart (1995)
  13. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  14. Scarface (1983)
  15. Seven Samurai (1954)
  16. Casablanca (1942)
  17. Avengers Assemble (2012)
  18. The Ten Commandments (1956)

all the films everyone says they hate in the controversial film opinions thread is probably a good place to start :slight_smile:

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Reckon if you just watched Akira and Trainspotting they sort of cover all the bases

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personally i’d skip iron man 2, hulk,and probably the eternals, but watch all of the others

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Bad Boys 2.

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I think you’ve gotta watch stuff you like.

I mean I think both Terminator 2 and Raiders of the lost ark are must sees from pop culture standpoints but if you don’t like that sort of film why bother?

LA Confidential is great. See that one. If you 1950s cop stories.

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Cool Runnings.

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While this is a good joke answer the original Bad Boys probably is a must see

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Cemetery Junction

MIKE LOWWWWWWWWRY.

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Fatal Deviation

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prognosis Negative

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rochelle rochelle

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didn’t actually mean to reply to that but gonna leave it :slight_smile:

you’ll never understand eisenstein’s theory of montage until you’ve seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)

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Romancing the Stone

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classic

Wayne’s World
Wayne’s World 2

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