25 movies to see before you die!

A Listmania! list by Cade Turner-Mann (Central Coast, Australia)
 
The Graduate: Collector's Edition [DVD] [1967]
1.  The Graduate: Collector's Edition [DVD] [1967] DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
The list author says:
  "my personal favourite movie. EVER. witty script, a youth unable to adapt to the way the world is changing as he grows older and a soundtrack of Simon and Garfunkel...pure genius"
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Blue Velvet (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD]
2.  Blue Velvet (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Isabella Rossellini
The list author says:
  "I won't lie...I'm a sucker for david Lynch. and this is him at his finest. A dark story set against a seeminly perfect little American town. Neo noir wonder."
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Amelie [DVD] [2001]
3.  Amelie [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Audrey Tautou
The list author says:
  "Ahh Amelie. One of the only films that could possibly make me shed a tear, but then I feel a strange affinity to the quirky misfit Amelie Poullain. A beautiful film in the vain of classic french cinem"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (302 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dig! - Remix Edition [2004] [DVD]
4.  Dig! - Remix Edition [2004] [DVD] DVD ~ The Dandy Warhols
The list author says:
  "Special place as the only doco in this list. A lot of people know the Dandy Warhols but less would know about the Brian Jonestown Massacre, two bands once friends turned enemies over different ideas."
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A Hard Day's Night [DVD]
5.  A Hard Day's Night [DVD] DVD ~ John Lennon
The list author says:
  "The first time the beatles made a feature film is their best. Pre psychedelic stage and full of childish pranks retaining an almost Goddard like influence. speaking of which..."
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Bande A Part [1964] [DVD]
6.  Bande A Part [1964] [DVD] DVD ~ Anna Karina
The list author says:
  "Bande a part. The classic Goddard film. famous for inspiring such directors at Tarantino. The scene where they dance the madison in the cafe is genius."
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Once Upon a Time in the West -- Special Collector's Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1969]
7.  Once Upon a Time in the West -- Special Collector's Edition (2 discs) [DVD] [1969] DVD ~ Henry Fonda
The list author says:
  "Sergio Leone. Possibly the best spaghetti western ever made. Enough said"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

American Beauty [DVD] [2000]
8.  American Beauty [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
The list author says:
  "many movies have dealt with the death of the American dream and this film, shamelessly uses death of a salesman as it's basis...But it's so damn good who need care. Kevin Spacey as Lester Burnham- A+"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Wicker Man: Director's Cut [DVD]
9.  The Wicker Man: Director's Cut [DVD] DVD ~ Edward Woodward
The list author says:
  "wicker man. sense of impending doom surrounds this film and it's eerie qualities have made it a necessary watch for those who love the thriller. Just don't watch the remake..."
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Mulholland Drive: Special Edition [DVD]
10.  Mulholland Drive: Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Justin Theroux
The list author says:
  "Caution if you don't like stories without endings (or beginnings) look away. The film is fantastic but don't try to interpret it you'll only want to shoot yourself."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Apocalypse Now (3-disc Special Edition including Hearts of Darkness) [Blu-ray] [1979]
11.  Apocalypse Now (3-disc Special Edition including Hearts of Darkness) [Blu-ray] [1979] DVD ~ Martin Sheen
The list author says:
  "Nothing will ever quite be captured on film again like the opening sequence of A.N. In slo mo a chopper makes a napalm strike to the music of the doors' "the end". Chilling."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1950]
12.  Sunset Boulevard (Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1950] DVD ~ William Holden
The list author says:
  "the only opening that might come close to A.N. a body face down in a pool is narrated by it's owner as we see the face from the bottom of the pool looking up. Inspired David Lynch & American Beauty"
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Trainspotting [DVD] [1996]
13.  Trainspotting [DVD] [1996] DVD ~ Ewan McGregor
The list author says:
  "Just watch it. Ignore the backlash against this film and enjoy it for what it is. Believe me Heroin use is a very small part of the film."
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Princess Mononoke [DVD]
14.  Princess Mononoke [DVD] DVD ~ Hayao Miyazaki
The list author says:
  "Miyazaki's films often deal with hard issues such as environmental destruction this is probably the best film from Studio Ghibli. An anime classic along with..."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Akira - Collector's Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + DVD] [1988]
15.  Akira - Collector's Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + DVD] [1988] DVD ~ Katsuhiro Ôtomo
The list author says:
  "lengenadry proto punk anime film. Dystopian future. Check. biological warfare. Check. Anime craziness. Check Check Check."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Donnie Darko [2001] [DVD]
16.  Donnie Darko [2001] [DVD] DVD ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
The list author says:
  "Cult fave donnie darko. Just a great film. Bizarre storylines, Various interpretations. just cool."
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Memento [2000] [DVD]
17.  Memento [2000] [DVD] DVD ~ Guy Pearce
The list author says:
  "Memento is a great film, horribly sad and excuciating but wonderful. Famously told in reverse."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994]
18.  Pulp Fiction (2 Disc Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1994] DVD ~ John Travolta
The list author says:
  "We all knew it was coming and here is the Tarantino masterwork. Pulp Fiction. Too many lines to rattle off but to describe the film "mmm that is a tasty burger""
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration [DVD] [1972]
19.  The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration [DVD] [1972] DVD ~ Marlon Brando
The list author says:
  "Not the greatest film of all time as many would have you believe but close to it. I've put in the trilogy simply because you can't have one without the other."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (526 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

Bunny & The Bull [DVD]
20.  Bunny & The Bull [DVD] DVD ~ Edward Hogg
The list author says:
  "don't write it off for being just another bizarre jorney from the minds of the Mighty Boosh. This is a touching tale which just happens to include the bizarre humour of the Boosh."
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Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977]
21.  Star Wars Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) [DVD] [1977] DVD ~ Mark Hamill
The list author says:
  "the original star wars trilogy I don't want to hear any crap about how the new ones flesh out the story and make it complete I did pretty well watching the originals for the first 13 years of my life."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (760 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Virgin Suicides [DVD] [2000]
22.  The Virgin Suicides [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Kirsten Dunst
The list author says:
  "a modern day classic the tale of the lisbon girls, young love and teenage repression. Surreal and beautiful."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Single Disc Edition [DVD] [1975]
23.  The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Single Disc Edition [DVD] [1975] DVD ~ Tim Curry
The list author says:
  "Never had the words "Cult Film" rung quite true till this film was released. Do the time warp."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (278 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mister Lonely [DVD]
24.  Mister Lonely [DVD] DVD ~ Diego Luna
The list author says:
  "Take my word. This is a great film. Soundtrack supplied by Jason Spaceman (Spiritualized) and Sun City Girls. Yeah this film is good."
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Aguirre, Wrath Of God [DVD] [1972]
25.  Aguirre, Wrath Of God [DVD] [1972] DVD ~ Klaus Kinski
The list author says:
  "I tossed up between a Kubrick film for my final choice and this Herzog. I wehnt with the Herzog simply because less poeople will have heard of it. EPIC (in a word)"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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