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^Yep. Although in terms of the Alien vs. Aliens debate, Aliens gets my vote as the better film.
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18. A Night To Remember



Going WAY back now, to 1958, with THE film about Titanic. Bit of a curve-ball considering the company it keeps in this list, it's one of a few older films that make it because it simply doesn't age. While there's great statements about the the English higher classes being thrown into chaos and having to deal with being just people, and I agree with them, this is a great film because it's simply a sterling adaptation of a great tragedy. Considering it was within fifty years of the events occurence, the memory was still alive and well, and that allowed for an retelling to be honest and captivating. Directed by Roy Ward Baker, who at the time had dipped his toes into drama and thriller projects, though he was mostly a thriller director (The One That Got Away and Paper Orchid are other noteworthy features of his) A Night To Remember has a great 'as is' feeling that makes it more timeless than most.
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I've actually seen that one. I remember I really enjoyed it. I can remember something about an old man. Not the captain of the ship, some other old man. I do like a good sad movie. I'll even admit I liked the second half of the 1997 Titanic.
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I've actually seen that one. I remember I really enjoyed it. I can remember something about an old man. Not the captain of the ship, some other old man. I do like a good sad movie. I'll even admit I liked the second half of the 1997 Titanic.
There's a few older characters, so I couldn't tell you specifically who that was, but I'm glad you liked it! I don't hate the '97 Titanic, I'm a sucker for romance like that - it does it's job of being a tragic love story set on a doomed voyage.
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17. A.I.



Okay, so this one I will admit isn't actually all THAT great as a film. But visually, tonally and thematically, I think it's just incredible. The performances are all among the career highlights of each actor in my view, and the narrative is long but doesn't ever drag. The soundtrack and cinematography are airtight, which is to be expected considering it's Spielberg being the adoptive director of a Kubrick screenplay. The part that gets me most is the existential vibe it has going through it; this film gets under your skin and makes you think about life and existence and wonder, just wonder, about what they mean to you. At least, it does to me. I cry at the end everytime and despite having seen this dozens of times, it always stays with me for days afterwards, lingering over my shoulder.

Funny little tidbit: I remember seeing this in theaters with my dad and there was a warning it contained the twin towers in scenes that couldn't be removed or edited in time. I remember loving it but my dad thought it was way too long.
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16. Texas Chainsaw Massacre



The other film, apart from Scarface, that used to be my no. 1. When you're a teenager just getting into horror yourself, unguided, this film is a large lighthouse. It's a gateway to minimalist, budget film-making, and its a very good one at that. The problem is that when you get a little older and burrowed deep into the rich soil of shocking horror films from the wayback machine, you find that TCM is a touch more hype than its made to be.

Still a great film though, still horrifying and still a powerhouse and a standing lesson that you just need a vision and a desire to truly make a piece of art. If you haven't, educate yourself on this film. Then watch all the other great films that surrounded its launch and see what truly bizarre, horrifying film-making is.
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Funny that you should post the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I came across a short film the Butthole Surfers did in the late 1980's that was very similar. But done in the style of early Butthole Surfers. It was fucking awesome. I can't remember what its called or if it even had a name. But I'm going to link you to it when I get home. I think you'll like it.
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Funny that you should post the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I came across a short film the Butthole Surfers did in the late 1980's that was very similar. But done in the style of early Butthole Surfers. It was fucking awesome. I can't remember what its called or if it even had a name. But I'm going to link you to it when I get home. I think you'll like it.
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I'd say this is a spot-on visual representation of the Butthole Surfers music. It's like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre mixed with Pee-Wees Playhouse. I really like the song at the end. The comments on the video say it's called Fast but I'm not sure what album it's from. And the person says it's not even the album version of the song. I really need to listen to more of the earlier Butthole Surfers stuff. I've only heard from piouhgd onwards.
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I'd say this is a spot-on visual representation of the Butthole Surfers music. It's like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre mixed with Pee-Wees Playhouse. I really like the song at the end. The comments on the video say it's called Fast but I'm not sure what album it's from. And the person says it's not even the album version of the song. I really need to listen to more of the earlier Butthole Surfers stuff. I've only heard from piouhgd onwards.
This was awesome, thank you dude!

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