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Backinthe615
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
If I'm going Speilberg/Dreyfuss/Williams I'm going Close Encounters, with great respect to Jaws.

Sprawling story with "come at me bro" effects to this day. Bigtime Government intruige, family strife/romance, hot Terri Garr, a Williams score that breaks the fourth (or some) wall to become an integral part of the film, action, pace, fear, cinematography with sets from Mexico to India and Wyoming (the scene in India with hundreds of extras running across each other in the shot is classic SS).

An achievement of a film in every aspect.


Tiger Voodoo
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Great stuff in here. Godfather, Rocky, Shawshank, and Princess Bride all really good choices.

A few I haven't seen mentioned:

Unforgiven
The Sting
Dr. Strangelove
Last of the Mohicans
The Insider
Being There
The Lion King
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Backinthe615
Member since Nov 2011
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
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The Insider


One of my favorites, too. The courtroom scene with Bruce McGill makes me want to run through a wall.


Tiger Voodoo
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
"WIPE THAT SMIRK OFF YO FACE!!!"

Image: http://static.rogerebert.com/redactor_assets/pictures/far-flung-correspondents/a-faceless-corporate-enemy/insider_wipe_off_smirk.jpg



So fricking classic. I should go bump the scenes that make you go frick YEAH thread from a few weeks ago and add that
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SEClint
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
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Even w/ those fake arse rubber shark teeth? The shark is comically bad at the end.


We've come a long way since 1975.


DieDaily
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Member since Mar 2010
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first film that came to mind. I can't think of a single thing I'd change about it.

One I haven't seen mentioned here is The Iron Giant. That's a perfect animated film as far as I'm concerned.

And I'll throw Hitchcock's Psycho in there as well. Such a perfect horror movie that still holds up. I love showing it to friends who have somehow never seen it before.


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jim712
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Member since Aug 2006
1175 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Godfather II


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lsufan112001
USA Fan
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Member since Oct 2006
8196 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Jaws
Godfather


molsusports
Ohio State Fan
Member since Jul 2004
29998 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Comedies:

Dr. Strangelove
Caddyshack
Trading Places
Groundhog Day

Action:

Alien
The Thing
Terminator II
John Wick

Drama:

Cool Hand Luke
The Godfather
Unforgiven
Memento
Ex Machina

Kid Friendly:

E.T.
Back to the Future
The Princess Bride
The Little Mermaid
The Incredibles
Toy Story 3


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mindbreaker
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2011
3028 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
For me personally it's City of God. From the moment the scene where Lil Ze went on a killing spree as a child and was giggling about it, I have never been more riveted by a movie.

Completely perfect movie for me. It, along with Pan's Labyrinth, are the only two foreign films where the subtitles melted away and I didn't even notice I was reading them anymore.

Personal Favorites besides that movie though
Tombstone
Shawshank


jpainter6174
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Haughton
Member since Feb 2014
2038 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Goodwill hunting


dpd901
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Thibodaux
Member since Apr 2011
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
My only issues with The Godfather 2 from the standpoint of "perfection" are that the cinematography is distractingly dark at times, and one of my biggest movie aggravations of all time is that no one has ever been able to explain what EXACTLY, with 100% certainty what Fredo did to betray Michael.

My personal perfect movie is Rounders. Casting, story, cinematography, pacing, subject matter, etc


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
11730 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Everyone and all these lists love Vertigo and The Searchers but they aren't perfect films...great scenes, great shots...great cinema...but honestly, I'd rather watch Red River over and over again than The Searchers...Red River is entertaining for any generation.

There is no perfect film of course...but I feel this thread has devolved into what is the most "rewatchable film?"

Because a lot of the answers seem to be about rewatchability.

Maybe if you can rewatch a film over and over and over again and not be bored by it - then that it is the perfect film.

I would say for comedy: Trading Places

I find nothing wrong with it...I don't know why but it still feels fresh everytime...it's smart, funny and fast-paced. Dialogue is on point. There's no wasted film in this movie. It's so tight.

For comedies Groundhog Day is there too. But Trading Places has a tightness over Groundhog Day...every scene is so sculpted with perfect dialogue for the moment.

It's easily one of the most rewatchable comedies of all-time.
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632627
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LA
Member since Dec 2011
7055 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Terminator 2
Oceans 11 - George Clooney version
Almost famous
Boogie nights
Pirates of the Caribbean- first one
Pulp fiction
Heat
Shawshank
La confidential
Goodfellas
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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
11730 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
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Boogie nights


Who can't rewatch Boogie Nights?

I think the music that matches and accentuates what you are seeing on screen has been perfect...in maybe 3 films.

Once Upon A Time in the West...

The Graduate...

And Boogie Nights.
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TaTa Toothy
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Member since Sep 2017
112 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Aguirre, Wrath of God by Werner Herzog. A German film that features the greatest acting performance of all time (Klaus Kinski). Its about Spanish conquistadores looking for the fabled City of Gold (El Dorado) in the Amazon but ultimately its about German guilt for instigating 2 world wars. The last scene is one of the greatest tracking shots of all time.


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LfcSU3520
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Member since Dec 2003
24329 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
Good Will Hunting

it's a masterpiece


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TurkeysAndBees
Member since Jan 2017
417 posts

re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
May have missed but I hope at least one person mentioned:

"Lawrence Of Arabia"

Sometimes I think "Glengarry Glenn Ross" is damn near perfect. May be the best performance of nearly half dozen of the greatest male actors of the past several decades.

Even though those two are a little older, I think Hollywood movies are getting better and better as a whole. So many great new films.


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TurkeysAndBees
Member since Jan 2017
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
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My personal perfect movie is Rounders


great movie


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Richard Castle
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re: What is the "Perfect" film, in your opinion?
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Goodfellas


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