One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
All of Stanley Kubrik’s films except Eyes Wide Shut (I’ve seen that and regret that I did)
Casablanca and anything else with Bogart
It’s a Wonderful Life
Apocalypse Now (no excuse I actually own the DVD)
Saving Private Ryan
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Requiem for a Dream
Das Boot (I saw some of this, not all)
I could keep going, I’m sourcing from the IMDb top 250. In fact I’d be happy if every film I saw for the next decade was only one starring Jack Nicholson or Robert DeNiro.[/quote]
If you like DeNiro and Jack, then you MUST see Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Chinatown and The Shining.
Fuck, if you ever rent a movie or buy a DVD, don’t do so unless it’s one off of your list above. Shit, I would start by watching every Kubrick film he ever made (except Barry Lyndon), then move on to the ones I mentioned, then move to Apocolypse Now, LA Confidential, Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window (along with anything else Hitchcock ever made up to The Birds, especially Dial M for Murder, Rope, North by Northwest, Notorious, Shadow of a Doubt, Strangers on a Train and The Man Who Knew Too Much), American Psycho and Saving Private Ryan.
These movies are absolute classics! I mean, seriously, this is a who’s who of the greatest films of all time.
I also recommend Citizen Kane, but I thought it was a little overrated. Ben Hur is great too, but very long. It’s a Wonderful Life…ehh. Casablanca, another great film. Might not be up your alley as it’s a romance film, but I also recommend The Maltese Falcon with Bogart. Yojimbo, great, but not one I’d put above these others as far as must-see. Das Boot is another great one, but I think the Director’s Cut is something like 4 hours long.
Don’t know if you’ve seen these, but if you like DeNiro and Jack, here’s some more I’d check out:
Jack: A Few Good Men, Batman, Easy Rider, The Departed and Terms of Endearment
DeNiro: The King of Comedy, Godfather 2, Casino, Mean Streets, Raging Bull (perhaps his finest performance), The Deer Hunter, The Untouchables, Backdraft, Brazil, Cape Fear (another superior performance), Heat and Meet the Fockers.[/quote]
Thanks for the list, appreciated. I’ve seen some of those but I really need to see Easy Rider, The Departed, Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining (how could I forget this!) and from the DeNiro selection I have to see Raging Bull and the Deer Hunter. I loved Cape Fear, it’s so damn chilling and A Few Good Men is one of my favourite films of all time (I never get tired of watching this film).
Hitchcock? Yes that needs a movie marathon too.