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Name 3 films that stayed with you long after leaving the theater

My Choices: Persona, Le Passion De Jeanne d'Arc, Citizen Kane

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by Anonymousreply 77May 31, 2024 1:34 AM

OP eats pretention like potato chips 🙄

by Anonymousreply 1May 27, 2024 7:50 PM

OP you know what we call people who name drop films like The Passion of Joan of Arc in their original French?

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by Anonymousreply 2May 27, 2024 7:51 PM

OP eats his Quarter Pounder with Cheese on bone china.

by Anonymousreply 3May 27, 2024 7:53 PM

Mulholland Drive, Eyes Wide Shut and Taxi Driver.

by Anonymousreply 4May 27, 2024 7:57 PM

The last one I remember that being the case for was Moonlight. I don’t go to the movies very much. I’d rather watch at home.

by Anonymousreply 5May 27, 2024 7:58 PM

Weekend at Bernie’s 2, Hot Shots: Part Deux, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach

by Anonymousreply 6May 27, 2024 7:59 PM


Pan's Labyrinth

West Side Story (the original one)

by Anonymousreply 7May 27, 2024 8:02 PM

OP saw these movies once decades ago but watches “Pretty Woman” every week on TNT.

by Anonymousreply 8May 27, 2024 8:10 PM

Sisters, Chinatown, Sister Act

by Anonymousreply 9May 27, 2024 8:13 PM

Aftersun, The Worst Person in the World, Son of Saul

by Anonymousreply 10May 27, 2024 8:26 PM

OP bought her baubles in Bimini.

by Anonymousreply 11May 27, 2024 8:28 PM

In any case, it's *la* passion.

by Anonymousreply 12May 27, 2024 8:34 PM

OP = Pepe Le Pew

by Anonymousreply 13May 27, 2024 8:37 PM

Men In Black, Scream 2, and As good as it gets. What can I say, the door to the film roll and projectors were left unlocked.

by Anonymousreply 14May 27, 2024 8:38 PM

The Bridge (the 2006 documentary)

Fat Girl (2001)

The Vanishing (1988)

by Anonymousreply 15May 27, 2024 8:39 PM

Blair Witch, Mulholland Drive, Titanic

by Anonymousreply 16May 27, 2024 8:40 PM

Jeanne Diehlman


Blue Velvet

by Anonymousreply 17May 27, 2024 8:41 PM

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest


I can’t think of a third one. I haven’t gone to any in the 21st century.

by Anonymousreply 18May 27, 2024 8:47 PM

R2...every occur to you that La Passion De Jeanne d' Arc is the name of the fucking film? And will you motherfucker's on IMDb get my name right??? It's not Maria, repeat, it's not Maria Falcontti. It's Renee. RENEE. Fuckheads

by Anonymousreply 19May 27, 2024 8:48 PM

It’s much easier to mock someone than to contemplate the answer to a question that will reveal your values, emotions, and relationship to art.

Sorry all the dicks came after you, OP.

by Anonymousreply 20May 27, 2024 9:14 PM

[bold]The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie[/bold] - I was 17 and on an outing to another city with a handful of friends to see a Buñuel festival because it had been recommended to us. The film was then five years old but seemed timeless and perfect. It was also a sort of perfect and indelible day in my mind, from so many decades ago that not many days stand out in my mind: the journey, forming friendships (three of whom I still am in frequent contact with despite being continents apart), an excursion to near suburbia in search of a mutual friend who had disappeared rather abruptly, taking photos in a chic shop, b/w 35mm and all about the composition (we had in common photography class), the Chinese restaurant with a black Vitrolite facade where we took dinner, the long ride home....

It was the first Buñuel film I saw, followed in short order by all that I could manage to see and in time by all the rest. I knew the film would be a marker for me, of time and place, of discovery, of a viewpoint hat would stay in my mind all these years. In truth, there's rarely a day that goes by that I don't somehow think of that film.

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by Anonymousreply 21May 27, 2024 9:15 PM

[quote] It’s much easier to mock someone than to contemplate the answer to a question that will reveal your values, emotions, and relationship to art.

Where did you purchase the hip waders to walk through that bullshit?

by Anonymousreply 22May 27, 2024 9:19 PM

R20 = OP, ironing his lace doilies.

by Anonymousreply 23May 27, 2024 9:21 PM

Three from Ang Lee from this century:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Lust, Caution

Brokeback Mountain

R22 and r23, don’t forget, I also called you all dicks.

- r20 / not OP

by Anonymousreply 24May 27, 2024 9:27 PM

Another vote for Persona

The Innocents (1961)

The Conversation

by Anonymousreply 25May 27, 2024 9:42 PM

"Whatever Happened To Laurie Jean Lloyd?"; "Into The Wild" and "Licensed To Kill" (1997)

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by Anonymousreply 26May 27, 2024 9:45 PM

Oops, I guess it's 'Lori'.

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by Anonymousreply 27May 27, 2024 9:47 PM

Is it any wonder that DL only mentions miserable, pretentious films that no one really likes?

Just like DL posters.

by Anonymousreply 28May 27, 2024 10:01 PM

Day of the Locust

by Anonymousreply 29May 27, 2024 10:02 PM


All About My Mother

The Best of Youth (technically a multi-part series, but I watched the whole thing at the Provincetown Film Festival).

by Anonymousreply 30May 27, 2024 10:46 PM

[quote]Is it any wonder that DL only mentions miserable, pretentious films that no one really likes?


by Anonymousreply 31May 27, 2024 11:46 PM

V For Vendetta, Children of Men, The Great Gatsby (2013)

by Anonymousreply 32May 27, 2024 11:48 PM

Terms of Endearment

The Exorcist

Triangle of Sadness

by Anonymousreply 33May 27, 2024 11:54 PM

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Last Year at Marienbad

Dawson's 40-Load Weekend

by Anonymousreply 34May 27, 2024 11:57 PM

All About My Mother, which may just be my favorite movie ever.

The Color Purple (original) - partly because I was so in love with the novel, but despite controversy at the time I thought it captured the story beautifully. Have probably seen this 50 times now.

Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink).

by Anonymousreply 35May 27, 2024 11:58 PM

Here is my 3 and all for wildly different reasons...

1. Fahrenheit 9/11 - Never had a film made me feel so powerless. But I still had hope Bush would lose that fall...he didn't which just made me completely disgusted with my fellow Americans.

2. Grave of the Fireflies - Just thinking about it is making me tear up. Such a beautifully depressing film...so much more than a cartoon, it began my love of animation and the boundaries it could explore.

3. Van Wilder - Only film I have ever seen that nearly made me vomit. The eclair scene. I could feel hot water coming up in my throat and raced out of the theater as people were laughing at me. Now I laugh about it but it was so vile.

by Anonymousreply 36May 28, 2024 12:02 AM

The Zone of Interest

Schindler's List

Riding the Bus With My Sister

by Anonymousreply 37May 28, 2024 12:08 AM

The Lives Of Others

Tree Of Life

All Of Us Strangers

by Anonymousreply 38May 28, 2024 6:11 AM


The Return of the King


by Anonymousreply 39May 28, 2024 6:18 AM

Nights of Cabiria


La Jettee

by Anonymousreply 40May 28, 2024 6:57 AM

It's so hard to limit it to just three, so my picks are just a sampling:

Aftersun - the most recent experience I had with a movie staying with me. My best friend was in a battle with depression, so this movie affected me in a more profound way than it did most viewers

Of an Age - an Australian film about a teen who's an outsider because he's different in many ways: he's a Serbian immigrant living in a bigoted community, he's deeply closeted growing up in a family that prizes machismo, he's socially awkward and he's kinda dorky looking. I found myself rooting for him because deep down he's really a sweet kid. It's when the last part of the film jumps ahead about10 years that you see the scars those early years left.

The Return of the King

by Anonymousreply 41May 28, 2024 7:36 AM

OP specifies "leaving the theatre" so I'll give examples of movie + venue + time & place in life

1) Sound of Music at Radio City Music Hall when I was a little boy.

2) Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, programmed between gay porn, at a smoky Market Street cinema in SF in the 1980s

3) Les Dames de Bois du Bois de Boulogne at a smoky retro theatre on my first visit to Paris in the 1980s

4) Shaytan al-Sahra (Devil of the Sahara) starring young Omar Sharif, projected on celluloid in the screening room on an Arab prince's super yacht, early 2000s

by Anonymousreply 42May 28, 2024 11:49 AM


Terms of Endearment

Ordinary People

by Anonymousreply 43May 28, 2024 11:52 AM

Under the Skin

The Lobster

The Cook, the thief, his wife and her lover

by Anonymousreply 44May 28, 2024 11:59 AM


by Anonymousreply 45May 28, 2024 12:15 PM

R1 - I bet he thinks French cuisine is superior to all other cuisines.

by Anonymousreply 46May 28, 2024 12:51 PM

R44, Under the Skin: the Samantha Morton one or the ScarJo one?

by Anonymousreply 47May 28, 2024 1:33 PM

Requiem for a Dream


…something about dark movies addressing a deep descent into addiction are highly disturbing

by Anonymousreply 48May 28, 2024 1:37 PM


Watership Down

Freaky Friday

by Anonymousreply 49May 28, 2024 1:51 PM
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by Anonymousreply 50May 28, 2024 1:53 PM


Midnight Express

The Notebook


by Anonymousreply 51May 28, 2024 1:56 PM

Dr. Zhivago


Au Revoir Les Enfants

by Anonymousreply 52May 28, 2024 1:57 PM

R45 here. The third one was TERMS OF ENDEARMENT.

by Anonymousreply 53May 28, 2024 5:52 PM

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Rochelle, Rochelle

by Anonymousreply 54May 28, 2024 5:57 PM

The Conversation

Raging Bull

Days of Heaven

I have never rewatched Raging Bull. After about 25 years, I rewatched the Conversation. Days of Heaven is the only one I've happily rewatched, though nothing has matched the hypnotic effect of watching this on the big screen.

by Anonymousreply 55May 28, 2024 6:16 PM

R55, I just watched Raging Bull a few weeks ago (got it in 4k). I think I was too young to appreciate it originally but Jesus, what a great movie. But you are right, I'm not sure I will be seeing it again anytime soon. It's one of the most exhausting films I"ve ever watched. Scorsese made a movie about someone completely unsympathetic, but I still ended up feeling bad for Jake. He's too much of an idiot to change.

by Anonymousreply 56May 28, 2024 6:34 PM

Requiem for a Dream-the only one I didn't feel sorry for was Jared Leto!!

Victor/Victoria-it saved my life.

ET-The Extra-terrestrial-years later, I met John Williams and his wife in Saratoga Springs& yelled at him for trying to make me cry during the "ET dying scene"& that fucking music in the 2nd half of ET.

by Anonymousreply 57May 28, 2024 6:51 PM

This is hard, I changed my list because other posts reminded me of other movies. If I had to whittle it down to 3:

-Fat Girl (2001)

-Requiem for a Dream

-Nymphomaniac (counting both parts as 1 movie)

I still remember how I felt after watching all 3 of these for the first time.

by Anonymousreply 58May 28, 2024 7:00 PM

R47 the Scar Jo one.

by Anonymousreply 59May 28, 2024 10:04 PM

Deer Hunter

Silence of the Lambs

Never Let Me Go

by Anonymousreply 60May 28, 2024 10:15 PM

The Last of the Mohicans 1992, it became one of my favorite movies.

by Anonymousreply 61May 28, 2024 10:17 PM

Crimes and Misdemeanors

My Own Private Idaho

Little Men

by Anonymousreply 62May 28, 2024 10:24 PM



Muriel’s Wedding

Three good movies that stayed with me after I saw them at a cinema.

by Anonymousreply 63May 28, 2024 10:29 PM

Muriel's Wedding and Priscilla would both be somewhere on a longer list for me. Both seemingly silly comedies at the surface but with much darker undercurrents.

by Anonymousreply 64May 28, 2024 11:31 PM

Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. It was the first time I saw an R-rated movie at the theater and I was 8 years old. I still the remember the foreboding black and white ad for it in the newspaper and asking my dad to take me. The gore scared the hell out of me and for ages I was scared that Christopher Walken and his sharpened teeth would come for me in bed. I was also shocked that a child got killed in the movie, I thought that wasn't supposed to happen! It did instill in me a love of production design and English character actors. I kind of identified with Ichabod because he was a sissy and I did my book report on it that year. Looking back, my dad took me to see some weird movies for a child: Charlie's Angels 2000, The sixth sense, The Truman show. I'm thankful he wasn't strict about what I saw, it really broadened my tastes and gave me a bit of education in film.

by Anonymousreply 65May 29, 2024 6:45 AM

Lawrence of Arabia - This made we want to learn as much about the real life Lawrence as possible

Psycho - got me hooked on Hitchcock. He's my favorite director now.

Scarlet Street- the first film noir I ever saw. Now I'm a noir fanatic

by Anonymousreply 66May 29, 2024 7:14 AM

8 1/2 owns the thread

by Anonymousreply 67May 29, 2024 5:13 PM

Faster, Pussycat!!!!Kill! Kill! Kill!!!!

by Anonymousreply 68May 29, 2024 5:15 PM

cool thread

by Anonymousreply 69May 31, 2024 12:20 AM

Gangs of New York. I mention it frequently since it never received the accolades it deserved. Cameron Diaz was the only weak link.

by Anonymousreply 70May 31, 2024 12:51 AM

^ Agree about Gangs of New York

by Anonymousreply 71May 31, 2024 12:55 AM

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl

Black Hawk Down

The Land Before Time- I was five and couldn’t stop thinking about the scene with Littlefoot’s mom vs Sharptooth. Definitely cried.

by Anonymousreply 72May 31, 2024 12:59 AM

Sleepers. Kept thinking about the part where adult John and Tommy are in court and it briefly flashes to them as kids. Idk why that scene out of all stuck with me most.

Irreversible. Wish I could stop thinking about it. Her face!

Deep Blue Sea. Because Thomas Jane was hot!

by Anonymousreply 73May 31, 2024 1:07 AM


In The Mouth of Madness


by Anonymousreply 74May 31, 2024 1:10 AM

The first Star Wars (episode IV), Sophie’s Choice, and Zone of Interest.

by Anonymousreply 75May 31, 2024 1:13 AM

Parasite Grey Gardens Juliet of the Spirits (tie with Faster Pussycat Kill Kill)

by Anonymousreply 76May 31, 2024 1:28 AM


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