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I am starting this thread as I finally got to watch "Almost a Love Story (1996)" after procrastinating for many years despite people telling me to watch it.  Wonderful movie and a classic IMO.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117905/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

 

post #2 of 39

Brilliant idea for a thread.

 

So many films come to mind but I'll mention this - an all-time favourite - Papa, Can You Hear Me Sing (1983)

 

 

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My answer would invariably be an Akira Kurosawa film. So many to choose from, today, this minute, it's Sanjuro. Yojimbo would be an obvious choice, but Sanjuro's final face off - Toshiro Mifune and Tatsuya Nakadai, with arterial spray, wins (for the moment). And there's Seven Samurai, and Rashomon, etc., etc., etc.

 

 

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My answer would invariably be an Akira Kurosawa film. So many to choose from

 

 

Kurosawa does have many great films, but "Ikiru (1952)" really speak to me on the most human level.  A must-view IMHO.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/?ref_=nm_flmg_wr_42

 

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Realistic fighting, and they didn't spare too much money on the extras (unlike for example those BBC/History Channel docus or HBO's Rome where you have to wonder how less than a dozen cavalry helped win a battle) at a time when they didn't have easy (much less realistic) CGI generation. Also two larger than life Japanese historical figures are featured, so of course I'll watch this (over and over).

post #6 of 39

Harakiri (1962)

My Sassy Girl (2001)

The Twilight Samurai (2002)

post #7 of 39

Fantastic thread there is sooo much around , and hollywood has ripped off more than one.

 

Took the guy 10 years of filming to achieve this incredible thing

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097195/

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as a follow up to the other one, this takes the cake for me anyhow.

 

 

The first and only Indian movie to be made in Sanskrit. The movie follows the life and times of Sankara - the founder of the non-duality (Advaita) school of Indian philosophy.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085138/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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These are certainly not action packed.


Edited by nick n - 3/29/14 at 6:44pm
post #8 of 39

Real Fiction (2000) - always gets the adrenaline rushing.

 

Shot in one take, in real time. It's Kim Ki-Duk being awesome as he was oft to do back then.

post #9 of 39

Attack the Gas Station

 

 

Hero

 

 

Hard Boiled

 

 

As you can see, I love action movies :D

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Attack the Gas Station...don't forget about the second one.

 

 

3-iron

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0423866/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

 

Save the Green Planet!  --do not be deceived this movie is all over the map be prepared

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354668/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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Any recent one you guys recommend?  I've seen this one today, and it kept me interested the whole time(not many movies do).  Haven't seen a movie by a Korean director in a long time.  Maybe Host is the last one by the same director.

 

Snowpiercer

 

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Astounding in scope a set of films you live more than watch.

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I've watched all three and literally could not watch another film the week after that as it just made them pale in comparison.

 

The first one starts off fine, but the last one is just...

post #14 of 39
I saw 3-Iron and could not see what the fuss was about. I've heard nothing but bad things about his other films from sources I trust.

SilverEars I'd recommend the films of Johnny To if you like HK action films. Exiled is a good example.
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I'd recommend the films of Hou Hsiao Hsien and Edward Yang. The Taiwanese New Wave doesn't get much mention among these kind of threads.

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Edited by Za Warudo - 3/29/14 at 8:53pm
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SilverEars I'd recommend the films of Johnny To if you like HK action films. Exiled is a good example.
 

Love old school Hong Kong action!! I know about To, seen a few, his movies didn't keep me interested as much as Woo or Andrew Lau(Infernal Affairs).  Or was it Alan Mak that influenced the movie?

 

Loved the plot and the dram.  This is what I love about HongKong films, lots of emotions, character bonding, and etc..  That's what I love about East Asian films in general.

 

Infernal Affairs(I like the second one in the series the best)

 

 

 

When it comes to emotioinal films, it's hard to compare to Failan.  To me it's not a good Korean film unless it has lots of emotions in it.

 

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