Recent movie classics

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    Rob Full Member

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    So, inspired by the acting performance thread, I thought I'd make this thread. Essentially, the question is if there have been made any true movie classics in the last 15-20 years?

    Most of us know and love movies like Schindlers List, Godfather, Scarface, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, the Shining, the Unforgiven etc. They are all quite old, though. So that brings me back to the question, have there been made any films in the last 15-20 years that people will watch in 25 years and consider masterpieces?

    I'm having a hard time thinking of any.
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    I liked the new Blade Runner a lot.
    Some of Christopher Nolans stuff has been very good. Really enjoyed the Prestige. 2nd Batman was pretty great.
    Could watch nothing but Coen Brothers movies for the rest of eternity and be happy
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    There will be Blood also, theres been loads of brilliant movies released in the last 20 years

    First Japanese Ring is just over 20 years old.
    Oldboy was great fun.

    I could probably edit this post a thousand times.

    The Pledge
    Lost in Translation
    American Psycho
    Royal Tenenbaums
    Children of Men
    28 Days Later
    Spirited Away
    Donnie Darko
    Kill Bill
    City of God
    Gladiator
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Shutter Island
    Drive
    Argo
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    Sicario
    The Wrestler
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Lives of Others

    Pretty sweet couple of decades if your into comic books too
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    Eckers99 Michael Corleone says hello

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    There have been loads of great films over the past 20 years ;

    American Beauty
    Fight Club
    There Will Be Blood
    Magnolia
    No Country For Old Men
    Before Sunset /Sunrise /Midnight
    Fury Road
    Inception
    Lost In Translation
    Zodiac
    Mulholland Drive
    A Separation
    Old Boy
    Downfall
    A Prophet
    City of God
    Amores Perros
    In The Mood For Live
    Synecdoche New York

    To name a few.
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    I consider A few Good Men a classic.
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    Fight Club
    The Matrix (1)
    Interstellar
    Shutter Island

    Are all classics imo.
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    I liked the new Judge Dredd a lot too, they remind me of each other.
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    A movie so good that they made a movie about the making of the movie. A cultural masterpiece.

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    Basically all the Pixar films. Spirited Away. Amour and The White Ribbon. Das Leben die Anderen. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Boyhood. Inside Llewyn Davis. Many of the ones already mentioned.

    There are loads.
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    I'm not sure what level of classic you are truly looking for - because more than half you believe most know and love aren't classics themselves really. Godfather and Unforgiven no doubt.

    I'd say No Country has well truly kept it status and is now passing the test of time as the first hurdle is always that 10 year marker, Mulholland Drive roundly considered one, In The Mood For Love, There Will Be Blood, Zodiac, Spirited Away, Pan's Labyrinth, Eternal Sunshine, Cache....a lot of Pixar stuff will age gracefully too, just like most of the true Disney Classics have, though that's them being more a classic of their style than genuine classics.

    Newer ones that I'm partial too - Moneyball gets better every time I watch it, quite stunned at how much I enjoy that. Inglourious Basterds, Get Out is very very likely to end up being known as the finest of 2017...
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    Yes! Stunning movie. Probably because it's a war movie as well; it should hold up against the age of time.
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    Along with some already mentioned,

    Y Tu Mama Tambien
    Amelie
    In Bruges
    A Very Long Engagement
    Persepolis
    Wall-E
    The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Return of the King
    Shaun of the Dead
    The Book of Life
    Midnight in Paris

    I'd put The Last Jedi up with the original trilogy, too.
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    Seems like this is just a list of movies people like. The question is what will be legendary status? Movies our kids will go out their way to watch.

    Dark Knight
    Gladiator
    The Matrix
    Kill Bill
    Lord of the rings

    These for me fit the bill. Funny though, none of these are the best ever. Maybe it’s a generation of TV shows where nothing will surpass Breaking Bad, the wire, The Sopranos. Even Game of Thrones on sheer popularity too.
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    Boyhood from the recent ones.

    Gladiator mentions, ffs :lol:
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    Plenty of brilliant movies mentioned, but imo there's a big difference between being a good movie and a legendary one like Schindlers List and Godfather. Like I said in the OP, movies that our children will watch in 25 years and consider art. I'm not sure Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, in Bruges or Borat qualify, even if they're good movies in their own right.
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    The Raid is probably the greatest action movie in recent time, a classic no doubt.
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    I think there's room for comedies and irreverence. People consider Blazing Saddles a classic and I wouldn't argue with that.

    Not that I'm sure that calling films (or music, or anything) 'classics' is always a good idea. Once there's a hierarchy of importance the films themselves start to fade away. Well, they do for me. It's like the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame, where music goes to die.
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    I think Gladiator does. But fair comment, classic shouldn’t come too loosely.
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    Saving private Ryan
    The dark Knight
    Lord of the rings

    All amazing.
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    Beasts of no nation.
    A film that I think being a netflix exclusive has damaged it's reputation. I honestly believe if it had had a theatrical release it would have dominated the awards.
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    Bet In Bruges will be more highly regarded by film aficionados than Jurassic Park, Scarface and Schindlers in years to come....hell it probably already is.
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    I want to see that :lol:
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    Batman Begins is the best of a good trilogy. Rewatched them all t'other day
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    Trying to add something new to the mix, Max and Mary is a classic for me. Absolutely wonderful film.
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