Great Plot + Style + Music = Great Film

A Listmania! list by Mr Richard Hillard
 
Donnie Darko [2002] [DVD]
1.  Donnie Darko [2002] [DVD] DVD ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
The list author says:
  "A truly original film. You'll be lying wake at night thinking about this one. Brilliant 80's soundtrack and a perfect performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. My tip is to stick with the original cut."
2.72   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
2.  Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Ellen Burstyn
The list author says:
  "A very intense and powerful portrayal of addiction, accompanied by a powerful score. Ellen Burstyn puts in a top notch performance."
3.70   Used & New from: 0.47
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS] [DVD]
3.  Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS] [DVD] DVD ~ Audrey Tautou
The list author says:
  "Gorgeous cinematography, beautiful music and a not stop pace. Pure magic."
4.46   Used & New from: 0.13
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Magnolia (2 Disc Box Set) [1999] [DVD]
4.  Magnolia (2 Disc Box Set) [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Tom Cruise
The list author says:
  "Brilliant acting from a stella cast (Tom Cruise at his best). Jon Brion's score really helps build the tension. Even after 3 hours I didn't want it to end."
6.89   Used & New from: 0.19
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

American Beauty [DVD] [2000]
5.  American Beauty [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "Enchanting. Spacey is awesome and Tom Newmans score is incredibly heartfelt."
2.72   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind [DVD] [2004]
6.  Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Jim Carrey
The list author says:
  "A truly enjoyable film, who knew Jim Carey could be likeable and Kate Winslet so vile! Charlie Kaufman provides another brilliant and unique script."
3.69   Used & New from: 0.10
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Memento [2000] [DVD]
7.  Memento [2000] [DVD] DVD ~ Guy Pearce
The list author says:
  "Astounding film making. The very intelligent script truly puts you in the place of the protagonist and keeps you guessing to the very end."
3.98   Used & New from: 1.34
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Salton Sea [DVD] [2002]
8.  The Salton Sea [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Val Kilmer
The list author says:
  "A superb noir thriller with rich cinematography and score. Val Kilmer takes a wise and rewarding turn as the lowlife out for revenge. A very overlooked film."
14.65   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Gerry [DVD] [2003]
9.  Gerry [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Casey Affleck
The list author says:
  "Bit of a controversial pick. The plot and music are pretty thin (probably the slowest moving film I've seen) but the cinematography and style are one of a kind. You'll either love or hate this one!"
13.99   Used & New from: 0.05
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Spirited Away [DVD]
10.  Spirited Away [DVD] DVD ~ Daveigh Chase
The list author says:
  "Miyazaki produces a masterpiece in storytelling, with truly magical characters. Worth every bit of that Oscar."
14.71   Used & New from: 3.11
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Ghost In The Shell [DVD] [1995]
11.  Ghost In The Shell [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Atsuko Tanaka
The list author says:
  "A great mix of animation and CGI. The action sequences are thrilling and as for the plot this one requires some serious thought"
6.74   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Perfect Blue [1999] [DVD]
12.  Perfect Blue [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Junko Iwao
The list author says:
  "Like no other anime. Very intelligent, absorbing and full of tension."
14.99   Used & New from: 1.30
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

A Tale Of Two Sisters [DVD] [2004]
13.  A Tale Of Two Sisters [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Kap-su Kim
The list author says:
  "Not only is this scary as hell it's also visually beautiful. Had me checking the closet at night!"
6.60   Used & New from: 1.58
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Sympathy For Mr Vengeance [DVD] [2003]
14.  Sympathy For Mr Vengeance [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Kang-ho Song
The list author says:
  "The first in Park Chan-Wook's trilogy. Another slow moving film with little music. Brilliant acting and storyline in this violent and very black comedy."
29.98   Used & New from: 3.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Oldboy [DVD] [2003]
15.  Oldboy [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Choi Min-Sik
The list author says:
  "Park's second. This film oozes class. Great use of music (especially Vivaldi in the torture scene). I had a permanent grin on my face throughout watching this film. Roll on the third."
9.27   Used & New from: 2.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

Save The Green Planet [DVD] [2003]
16.  Save The Green Planet [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Hyun-joon Shin
The list author says:
  "How a film with such a crazy mix of genres was pulled off so well I have no idea. Funny, inventive, exciting, touching. You name it this film has got it"
Used & New from: 2.56
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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House Of Flying Daggers [DVD]
17.  House Of Flying Daggers [DVD] DVD ~ Takeshi Kaneshiro
The list author says:
  "A stunning swordsplay film with more of an intimate feel than most other films in this genre"
2.71   Used & New from: 0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)

Chungking Express [DVD] [1994] [1995]
18.  Chungking Express [DVD] [1994] [1995] DVD ~ Brigitte Lin
15.98   Used & New from: 2.44
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Happy Together [1997] [DVD]
19.  Happy Together [1997] [DVD] DVD ~ Leslie Cheung
Used & New from: 1.58
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Ichi The Killer [DVD] [2003]
20.  Ichi The Killer [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Tadanobu Asano
The list author says:
  "The work of a twisted mind. Then again a piece on sadism and masochism was never going to be a PG. Over the top violence and extraordinary characters means for an entertaining film."
5.01   Used & New from: 1.38
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Zatoichi [2004] [DVD]
21.  Zatoichi [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano
The list author says:
  "Takeshi Kitano in his element. It is set against a beautiful backdrop of feudal Japan and there is a lovely comedic presence. Tap dancing has never been cooler! Quite a contrast to the above film."
3.99   Used & New from: 0.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Lost in Translation [DVD] [2004]
22.  Lost in Translation [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Bill Murray
The list author says:
  "Atmospheric, moody, contemplative and at times hilarious. Let yourself be swept into this dreamlike film"
2.95   Used & New from: 0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (312 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
23.  Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "I'm not really into war films, but this.... this I love. Very dark and moody. Marlon Brando is truly horrifying as the Colonel."
4.00   Used & New from: 0.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) [DVD] [1982]
24.  Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Harrison Ford
The list author says:
  "A landmark in sci-fi. With a brilliantly executed noir tone to the film. The neon cityscapes have the same impact now as they originally did. It even improves with repeated viewing."
14.99   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (594 customer reviews)

Gattaca [DVD] [1998]
25.  Gattaca [DVD] [1998] DVD ~ Ethan Hawke
The list author says:
  "Science fiction with intelligence. Nyman's excellent score gives a somber and mournful feel to the film."
4.51   Used & New from: 0.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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