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I'm pretty new to the movies genre of media, yes I watched some films but they weren't anything revolutionairy or something that changed the medium as hole, what are some films that needs to be watched to understand the strengths of this medium and it's benefits, something that can show me the value of this art-form.
It's ok if it's popular or something like that, I want to understand movies more.
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hot fuzz
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What's the film about ?
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>>92 (OP) 
Depends on how little of movies you have watched. Those 100 best movie lists are shit if you watch movies a lot, but fine if you want to jump in for the first time. If you tend to have seen all of those movies, then you start going down by genre. Have you watched only movies made in the past 20 years? You should try those made in the 60s, or the 40s, or try a silent film.
it's a parody of classic over the top action movies, but it has no poz and no niggers which unironically makes it better than 90% of the movies its parodying
Here's a list of some of my favorite films I recommend watching:
>The Shining and A Clockwork Orange
>Dollars Trilogy
>The Terminator 1 and 2
>Robocop 1 and 2.
>Pulp Fiction
>Kill Bill
>Alien and Aliens
>Mad Max 2
>Die Hard
>American Psycho
>Hardcore Henry
>John Carpenter's The Thing
>Romero's Living Dead Trilogy
>Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness
Not revolutionary, but fun to kick back and watch with a beer.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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Also Fitzcarraldo.
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>Die Feuerzangenbowle (1944)
High School romcom where a rich man recalls his school days.
>Metropolis (1927)
Early Sci-fi autism treatise on the dangers of indiscriminate capital feudalism.
>Nosferatu – Eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
A real estate agent gets spooked into selling an urban house to a creepy old kike vampire.
>Münchausen (1943)
Adaptation of the 1785 LN Baron Munchausen's Narrative of his Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia. Aesthetically supreme.
>Wir sagen wir es unseren Kindern (1944)
Extremely wholesome family movie where two neighboring widows fall in love and have to figure out how to end the long rivalry between their kids.
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>release 7 minute webm of dialouge
>subs are dlc
But Münchausen is a neat recommend. Thank you :3
Pick whatever you feel.
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Metropolis hasn’t aged as well as Nosferatu and other silent movies like Battleship Potemkin, which is my personal favorite. I tried to watch it, but I ended up falling asleep. Still, it was very impressive and imaginative.
>>92 (OP) 
look up 1001 movies to watch before you die and watch most of them up until 2000s as most of the films is put on there for political brownie points. but i got some picks for you from me personally:

>the roaring twenties
>steamboat round the bend
>death of Stalin
>hell's hinges
>spies (1928)
>night and the city (1950)
>Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
> the seawolf (1941)
>the grey fox (1982)
> dog solders
>black dynomite
Original Conan The Barbarian
>Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
>Enter The Void
>Jodorowski's Holy Mountain
>Blade Runner
>American Psycho
>The Evil Dead
>First Rambo
>Natural Born Killers
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At the risk of sounding incredibly pretentious, I'll recommend The Wages of Fear or Le Salaire de la Peur in the original French.  Yes, it's a French movie.  Yes, it's two and a half hours long.  Yes, it's a silver screen film full of misery and suffering.  But the film is a masterclass in suspense and tension.  If you have the time and patience to watch it, I highly recommend doing so because you won't find a film like it in Hollywood.

The film starts in a small, isolated South American town, the kind where people go to hide out or do illegal things.  People there have enough money to get into town, but they never have enough money to leave because there's nothing to do except drink and smoke.  However, there is an oil field several hours' drive away in the countryside, and there's an industrial accident there: one of the shafts erupts into a giant fire and there isn't enough water to put it out.

The only way to extinguish a fire of that size is to deprive it of oxygen, which can only be done with a giant explosion.  In this case, several tonnes of nitroglycerine transported over winding mountain roads in giant trucks.  The only people crazy enough to take on such a job are four European men from the village, because if they can complete this task then they'll be paid enough to leave.

I won't lie, it's kind of a draining and miserable movie, but I think it's worth watching if the premise sounds interesting.  There are so many little ordinary things that become life-threatening obstacles to a truck full of explosives.  I did a quick search for a particular scene and apparently the film's been uploaded to YouTube just last month with subtitles and everything.  I'm sure the video quality is trash, but it's there if you're feeling lazy.
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>2 1/2 hours long
>misery and suffering
French movies can be though. I either love them, like Wages of Fear, or hate them to no end like Alphaville.
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