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last time I had opened a thread on 'Wanderlust' where I asked best places to visit. I thought during my retirement I have easy options to search for, but replies were few.

This time again am opening a thread where during retirement I want to relax and watch the best of the movies made so far.

Please name 3 best movies (no matter if its a foreign language) which you like to watch again and again.

To start with mine.

1. Andaz Apna Apna (Hindi comedy)

Movie by Rajkumar Santoshi, amazing dialogues. The movie didnt do well at the box office, but later was a hit just because of its dialogues.

2. 12 Angry Men.

The plot, the tension in the room and performance by all.

3. Two for the Road.

Am a fan of Audrey Hepburn.

Enjoy, writing this thread on a weekday, so that those who read it can plan to watch it on weekend.


Aditya V

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5 days ago

Once upon in America

Romancing the stone

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

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Clockwork Orange


The Quiet Man

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Dumb and Dumber

In Time

Night at the Museum

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C'est arrivé près de chez vous

Monty Python and the Holy Grail


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Rob Dielemans
3 days ago

Mononoke is.... melts

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No Country for Old Men

Blade Runner

Once Upon a Time in the West

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The Lord of the Rings
(since Bladerunner was already mentioned)

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We watched Arrival on Amazon just recently. Very weird movie.

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Jelena Perfiljeva
3 days ago

You need to watch it a second time, now that you have an understanding of where it was going, to really catch all the clues (which in retrospect become more obvious).

And then go read the short story it's based upon, "Story of Your Life," by Ted Chiang. It, and the other short stories that make up his published book ("Stories of Your Life and Others"), are pretty amazing. All of them are serious thought-provokers.

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1. Hera Pheri (2000)

2. Hera Pheri (2000)

3. Hera Pheri (2000)

This is Hindi comedy movie and I like to watch this three times in a row :)

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The Fifth Element

Office Space

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

There is so much new content these days though that I rarely get a chance to watch something a second time. However, recently I caught on Amazon Prime something called Dhoom 2 (nothing to do with Doom game, as it turns out :) ) and then just couldn't stop myself from watching it again few days later with fast-forwarding to the musical numbers.

P.S. Now Google News keeps offering me Bollywood updates. :)

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Jelena Perfiljeva
3 days ago

Dhoom is first part of it.


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Two masterpieces in their segment (musical and western) and a little italian gem in the Slapstick Movies, with a great duo :)

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Let's see...

  • Warrior (2011)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • How to Train Your Dragon (2010)


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Lost in Translation
5th Element.
Altered Carbon (not a movie and books still better, but I like it).

runners up :
Ирония Судьбы
Казаки разбойники
Blade Runner 1 and 2
Kindergarten Cop.

limiting to 3 is just not fair...

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Denis Konovalov
3 days ago

"Lost in Translation" got lost in translation for me, but "The Fifth Element" has always been a favorite. I love the Takeshi Kovacs novels, and I'm keenly hoping that the film series adaptation of "Altered Carbon" will make it from Amazon to a purchasable set of Blu-Ray discs at some point.

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Altered Carbon is on Netflix and it isn't bad (i didn't read the books yet: too long wishlist :\ ).
It gave me the same feeling of dystopic future like Blade Runner :)

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3 novels in Takeshi series are very good.
But yes, its like they shoot them both on the same sets ;)

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"Lost in translation" just clicked. I don't know what it is - but if it is on - I can't stop watching....

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Fun fact: When Bill Murray whispers into Scarlett Johansson's ear at the end "Lost in Translation," he says, "SDN will become SCN, then move to SAP Community in 14 years. Just thought you should know." That's why he flees Japan before she can react.

I also love the film. And the soundtrack. Typically, whether I'll watch a movie over and over depends upon whether I want to listen to it over and over too. Without Ennio Morricone's "Man with a Harmonica," "Once Upon a Time in the West" doesn't make my list. "Blade Runner" would be much poorer without Vangelis.

The odd exception is my all-time favorite film: "No Country for Old Men." It has no soundtrack at all (unless you count the minimalist score that plays over the end credits), which is so bizarre for something from the Coen brothers. But when you have Cormac McCarthy dialogue, I guess that's music enough. Sure works for me.

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I finally understood No country for old men after watching it for the third time. I think there is some music/ambient in one of the coin toss scenes.

It's good fun to base a movie night on composers of music or solely on the cinematographer.

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Ирония Судьбы aka The Irony of Fate is available on Amazon Prime. It's a classic Soviet era New Year's movie. Every New Year's eve it'd be running on all 2 TV channels. :)

It's a love story with some elements of comedy but I suspect some nuances would be lost on the US viewers. And only in the USSR a family movie starts with a bunch of guys getting wasted. :)

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Jelena Perfiljeva
2 days ago

When last year most popular TV channel decided to stop running this movie (its been on new years every year ) - people protested.

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Jelena Perfiljeva
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Although you will already see a list of my epic movie favorites within my MoM interview, Jerry has convinced me to offer a few more here (didn't see these mentioned above ^^ but movies that I can watch over and over again):

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  • Mad Max - the original
  • Magnificent 7 - the original with Yule Brenner
  • Wonder Women - the newest one
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  • Alien
  • The Shining
  • Carlito's Way
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