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Baahubali 1&2 would’ve made my list, but I was too lazy to revise it.

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There is no rapey scene in that film.  He brings her out of her shell.  She's shy and maybe has never been with a man before.  He says to her that he is going to kiss her and she doesn't have to kiss him back.  But she does kiss him back.  It's actually a beautiful scene and it marks the beginning of her awakening.

She tries to leave the house and he blocks her way and keeps his hand on the door to prevent her from getting out, and then when she won't kiss him he kisses even though she isn't into it. 

Yes, he is the good guy in the movie so of course she starts liking it mid way through, but until that point it looked like false imprisonment followed by sexual assault to me, and was basically like a Harvey Weinstein story but with a good ending. 

If someone learned about relationships from Rocky I could see how they would think that if she says no, just force yourself on her and she will come around. 

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A movie that makes me sob every single time!

 

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Number 51

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Focus Features, Directed by Michel Gondry (60 Points, 13 Votes)

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"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!  The world forgetting, by the world forgot, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!  Each pray'r accepted and each wish resigned."

 

Top 5 Placements: 4

Top 25 Placements: 6

Previous Rankings: 2016 (38, -13), 2014 (63, +12), 2013 (60, +9), 2012 (46, -5)

Awards Count: Won 1 Oscar

Tomatometer: 93% (8.5 Avg Rating)

Box Office: 34.4m (50.7m Adjusted)

Synopsis: When their relationship turns sour, a young couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Critic Opinion: "It's rarely a compliment when I refer to an actor as "straitjacketed," but the straitjacketing of Jim Carrey is fiercely poignant. You see all that manic comic energy imprisoned in this ordinary man, with the anarchism peeking out and trying to find a way to express itself. And you know instantly what he sees in Winslet's Clementine, beyond her physical beauty: She's an overdramatizer, a blurter-out of inner truths. Winslet—who's as scorching here as she was in Iris (2001)—takes a character that could be too lah-di-dah in the Annie Hall mode and makes her chaotic, even violent. Everything that attracts Joel to her will one day drive him mad; yet a universe without Clementine will be a blue and cold and empty place.

 

The leads alone would make this movie, but the supporting cast enacts a parallel drama that adds dissonances and echoes all over the place. And I've never heard a score quite like Jon Brion's, which is weirder than his work on Punch-Drunk Love. A mixture of pop songs and chamber music, it seems to be carrying on a whimsical conversation of its own in a parallel universe, with hints of calliopes and silent horror movies. The music peaks in the scene in which Dunst recites the lines from Pope and Joel has a vision of himself and Clementine on the street amid a parade of circus elephants—an exhortation, perhaps, on behalf of memory. I thought Kaufman's Adaptation (2002) was wildly overrated, but it obviously did wonders for his confidence: He has the fearlessness now to move the boundary posts of romantic comedy. This is the best movie I've seen in a decade. For once it's no hyperbole to say, "Unforgettable!"" - David Edelstein

User Opinion: "As time goes on this movie seems to be even more timeless, a truly beautiful film. Jim Carrey & Kate Winslet put in arguably the best performances of their careers. That is saying a lot obviously. Gets better each time I sit down to watch it." - @GiantCALBears

 

"Holy fucking shit its great" - @Ethan Hunt

Commentary: I LOVE THIS MOVIE!  Okay, I'll get a bit more professional here.  Yeah, I was obviously hyping up the Mark Ruffalo film, not because I was anxious to get it out of the way, but because I was anxious to talk about one of my absolute favorites of all time.  I get emotional whenever I hear the minimalistic score begin to play, or if I hear anything to do with the word Montauk.  It's an absolutely gorgeous movie, and it features one of the greatest screenplays of all time by the absolutely masterful Kaufman, who has never written a script that was anything less of excellent, I wish people could get Pulitzers or something for movie screenplays (I guess an Oscar will do).  I was definitely sad to see this decrease a bit from last year, but I'm happy enough that it's still this well regarded and remembered.  Like Seven Samurai, Eternal Sunshine made it onto the list through mostly a select number of passion votes.  The film is brilliant and lovely, and I better stop talking before I start really just incoherently spitting out praise for the film.

Decade Count: 10s (11), 90s (8), '00s (8), 80s (7), 70s (6), 60s (5), 50s (3), 40s (2)

Tomatometer Count: Over 90% (42), 80%-90% (8)

Adjusted Box Office Count: 1b+ (1), 900m (1), 800m (1), 600m (1), 500m (1), 400m (3), 300m (3), 200m (7), 100m (12), Under 100m (18)

Director Count: James Cameron (2), Damien Chazelle (2), Alfred Hitchcock (2), Richard Linklater (2), John McTiernan (2), Martin Scorsese (2), J.J. Abrams (1), Paul Thomas Anderson (1), John Avildsen (1), Frank Capra (1), Joel and Ethan Coen (1), Francis Ford Copolla (1), Alfonso Cuaron (1), Stanley Donen (1), Clint Eastwood (1), Milos Forman (1), Terry Gillam (1), Rian Johnson (1), Terry Jones (1), Gene Kelly (1), Stanley Kubrick (1), Akira Kurosawa (1), David Lean (1), Ang Lee (1), Spike Lee (1), Sergio Leone (1), Katia Lund (1), James Mangold (1), Michael Mann (1), Fernando Meirelles (1), Christopher Nolan (1), Jordan Peele (1), Roman Polanski (1), Harold Ramis (1), Rob Reiner (1), Russo Brothers (1), Gus van Sant (1), Ridley Scott (1), Bryan Singer (1), Andrew Stanton (1), Isao Takahata (1), Quentin Tarantino (1), Orson Welles (1), Peter Weir (1), Robert Wise (1), David Yates (1)

Franchise Count: Best Picture Winner (6), Star Wars (2), James Cameron (2), Marvel (2), 'Before' (1), Blade Runner (1), Monty Python (1), Studio Ghibli (1), Alien and Predator (1), X-Men (1), MCU (1), Captain America (1), Terminator (1), Die Hard (1), Pixar (1), Harry Potter (1), Rocky (1)

Genre Count: Drama (18), Thriller (13), Sci-Fi (13), Adventure (11), VFX Driven (10), Action (10), Epic (9), Fantasy (8), Crime/Noir (8), Comedy (8), Romance (7), Novel Adaption (6), Indie (6), Period Piece (6), Family/Children (5), War (5), Tragedy (5), Horror (4), Sequel (4), Musical (4), Western (4), Christmas (3), Foreign Language (3), Superhero (2), Comic Book (2), Bio-Pic (2), Animation (2), Spy/Detective (2), Satire (2), Melodrama (2), Remake (1), Sports (1), Romantic Comedy (1)

 

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By the way that Meet Me in Montauk scene I find absolutely brilliant climax point for the film, watching the house fall apart is poetically heartbreaking.

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Don't like eternal sunshine, I found it tedious, and by the second half I was mostly hoping it would end already. 

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Here's 10 more just misses!

 

176. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

177. Network

178. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

179. Pinocchio

180. Spider-Man

181. The Prestige

182. How to Train Your Dragon

183. The Life of Brian

184. Gone With the Wind

185. Cinema Paradiso

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1 minute ago, Critically Acclaimed Panda said:

180. Spider-Man

You motherfuckers.

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On 5/12/2018 at 2:53 AM, Critically Acclaimed Panda said:

 

 

Here's the running list with the write up linked to each name!

51.                        Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

52.                        Seven Samurai

53.                        The Usual Suspects

54.                        Rocky

55.                        One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

56.                        Apocalypse Now

57.                        Once Upon a Time in the West

58.                        Groundhog Day

59.                        Whiplash

60.                        2001: A Space Odyssey

61.                        Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

62.                        Wall-E

63.                        Taxi Driver

64.                        Rear Window

65.                        Star Wars: The Force Awakens

66.                        The Truman Show

67.                        Die Hard

68.                        The Terminator

68.                        The Sound of Music

70.                        Memento

71.                        Get Out

72.                        Fargo

73.                        Psycho

74.                        Inglourious Basterds

75.                        Heat

76.                        Footloose Captain America: The Winter Soldier

77.                        Logan

78.                        La La Land

79.                        Do the Right Thing

80.                        Predator

81.                        The Departed

82.                        It's a Wonderful Life

83.                        Citizen Kane

84.                        Before Sunrise

85.                        The Princess Bride

86.                        Unforgiven

87.                        Lawrence of Arabia

88.                        Avatar

89.                        Blade Runner

90.                        Chinatown

91.                        Good Will Hunting

92.                        Gravity

93.                        Singin' in the Rain

94.                        Monty Python and the Holy Grail

95.                        There Will Be Blood

96.                        Star Wars: The Last Jedi

97.                        City of God

98.                        Boyhood

99.                        Grave of the Fireflies

100.                      Life of Pi

 

176.                      Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

177.                      Network

178.                      The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

179.                      Pinocchio

180.                      Spider-Man

181.                      The Prestige

182.                      How to Train Your Dragon

183.                      The Life of Brian

184.                      Gone With the Wind

185.                      Cinema Paradiso

186.                      City Lights

187.                      Modern Times

188.                      Brokeback Mountain

189.                      Apollo 13

190.                      Ex Machina

191.                      The Big Short

192.                      Gone Girl

193.                      The Grapes of Wrath

194.                      X-Men: Days of Future Past

195.                      Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

196.                      Close Encounters of the Third Kind

197.                      The Wolf of Wall Street

198.                      Batman (1989)

199.                      Young Frankenstein

200.                      Reservoir Dogs

201.                      Texas Chainsaw Massacure

202.                      The Dark Knight Rises

203.                      Roman Holiday

204.                      Starship Troopers

205.                      Arsenic and the Old Lace

206.                      Leon: The Professional

207.                      Almost Famous

208.                      JFK

209.                      Mulholland Drive

210.                      The Exorcist

211.                      The Last of the Mohicans

212.                      Stand By Me

213.                      Scarface

214.                      The Searchers

215.                      Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

216.                      (500) Days of Summer

217.                      Tremors

218.                      Big Fish

219.                      Jurassic World

220.                      Ocean’s Eleven

221.                      Office Space

222.                      Duck Soup

223.                      Slumdog Millionare

224.                      Raising Arizona

225.                      The Producers

226.                      American Psycho

227.                      Batman Returns

228.                      The Quiet Man

229.                      Skyfall

230.                      The Hunger Games

231.                      Independence Day

232.                      Zodiac

233.                      Paths of Glory

234.                      Perks of Being a Wallflower

235.                      The Royal Tenenbaums

236.                      The Great Escape

237.                      Wonder Woman

238.                      12 Years a Slave

239.                      Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

240.                      Hunt for the Wilderpeople

241.                      The LEGO Movie

242.                      The Jungle Book (1964)

243.                      Rashomon

244.                      Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

245.                      Das Boot

246.                      Prisoners

247.                      Dredd

248.                      Notorious

249.                      Men in Black

250.                      Kung Fu Panda

 

Another update of the running list so far!

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45 minutes ago, baumer said:

 

You've been fucking with us a lot over the course of the countdown.

 

If you're lying to us this time, just remember:

 

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Now that we're halfway through, expect me to up the ante.

 

There's definitely some big twists in this next half.

 

As for tomorrow there's one particular genre that hasn't shown up much yet that's going to show up in force for the next 10 movies.

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We’re never doing this list again.

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Hoping to see some classic horror show up soon.

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Posted (edited)

Eternal Sunshine did not make my list.  It was, though, my absolute favorite movie as a teenager.  I haven't seen it in years.  I think it will go on the rewatch list.  (Once I finish Lawerence of Arabia.  Three days into it, and I still have an hour left.)

 

40 minutes ago, Critically Acclaimed Panda said:

Here's 10 more just misses!

 

177. Network

 

 

What The Eff?

 

 

This was written in 1976.  As a satire.

 

 

And now it plays as a horror film.

 

Aaron Sorkin only wishes he could ever. 

 

ETA (because he posted while I was Network raging):

 

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As for tomorrow there's one particular genre that hasn't shown up much yet that's going to show up in force for the next 10 movies.

Prayer Circle for Romantic Comedies, but thanks to That List (TM Pending), I suspect the superhero onslaught's coming.  

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1 hour ago, Critically Acclaimed Panda said:

(As of right now) there are more foreign films than comic book films!

 

Will that change? 

 

The hyped up Mark Ruffalo film is up next! (for real this time)

You said 52 and now it's 51 humm....

 

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1 hour ago, captainwondyful said:

(Once I finish Lawerence of Arabia.  Three days into it, and I still have an hour left.)

What cut are you watching? I've never seen anything other than the 3h 48m cut. 

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Western will be the genre Panda was on about

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29 minutes ago, JamesCameronScholar said:

What cut are you watching? I've never seen anything other than the 3h 48m cut. 

 

She’s watching it at 0.25x speed to take in the artistic beauty of each shot

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22 hours ago, Brainbug said:

 

So that means...that means people here think fucking AOTC is better than...than Starship Troopers...

 

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4 hours ago, Critically Acclaimed Panda said:

Here's 10 more just misses!

 

177. Network

 

Really guys?

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5 hours ago, Critically Acclaimed Panda said:

Here's 10 more just misses!

 

 

183. The Life of Brian

 

Unforgivable. I mean, thats only the best comedy of all time imo :whosad:

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