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Favourite non-asian films?

As asian cinema fans, I was wondering what are some of your favourite non-asian films...

These are mine, which I took from favourite films list (which are all the films that I rated 9/10 besides Love Exposure, my only 10/10).

Lost in Translation
Ghost World
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Harold and Maude
Spring Breakers
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Miami Vice
Only God Forgives
Starship Troppers
Donnie Darko

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At first blush that looked like a wacky list, then I put mine together. It's wacky, too!

Lost in Translation used to have a place. I watched that film over a dozen times, but what's her face has soiled my enjoyment of it any more.

I think I used to think I liked For A Few Dollars More more than The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, but when I think of them now all the outstanding scenes come from the latter. One of them belongs on this list (probably in place of Tombstone) but since I can't decide which one without some re-watches, I'll just honorably mention them.

In chronological order:

All the President's Men - (Alan J. Pakula, 1976)
Apocalypse Now - (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
Jacob's Ladder - (Adrian Lyne, 1990)
Trust - (Hal Hartley, 1990)
Groundhog Day - (Harold Ramis, 1993)
Tombstone - (George P. Cosmatos, 1993)
The Spanish Prisoner - (David Mamet, 1997)
Mr. Jealousy - (Noah Baumbach, 1997)
Shakespeare in Love - (John Madden, 1998)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind - (Michel Gondry, 2004)

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It's impossible to narrow down to 10, but I'll list some of my favorite dramas. I have not seen many non-Asian films released before 1970.

Glengarry Glen Ross
The French Connection
All About Eve (1950)
V for Vendetta
Ben Hur (1959)
The Godfather 1 and 2
Rear Window
Dark City

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These are all great lists from you guys.

-Apocalypse Now (It's not a 10, it's about a 17)
-2001 A Space Odyssey
-La Cienaga
-The Act of Killing
-8 1/2
-4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days
-Lawrence of Arabia

I have to subtract 2046 and Oasis from my list of 10s on the basis of being Asian.

If I had to fill the top 10 out with 9s, I would probably pick from:
-La Dolce Vita
-Bridge on the River Kwai
-Underground (1995)
-Wild Strawberries
-Talk to Her
-Marilena from P7
-Rear Window
-Y Tu Mama Tambien
-Das Boot
-Mulholland Drive
-American Beauty

Interestingly, these are mostly sort of traditional arthouse movies. Although I do agree that Groundhog Day deserves a place in this list! 😎

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Withnail & I (1987)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Jean De Florette / Manon Des Sources (1986)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Three Colours: Blue (1993)
Alien (1979)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Walkabout (1971)
Deliverance (1972)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Last Film Seen;
The Wailing (Na Hong-jin, 2016) 7/10

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Some of my favorites (in chronological order):

Sherlock Jr. (1924, US)
Metropolis (1927, Germany)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957, Soviet Union)
Dr. Strangelove (1964, US)
Happy End (1967, Czechoslovakia)
Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969, Czechoslovakia)
The Mother and the Whore (1973, France)
The Fifth Seal (1976, Hungary)
Perfumed Nightmare (1977, Philippines)
Suspiria (1977, Italy)
Arrebato (1979, Spain)
The Story of the Voyages (1983, Soviet Union)
Close-Up (1990, Iran)
My Winnipeg (2007, Canada)

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Suspiria used to be my favourite horror film in highschool, I should watch it again someday.

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My favourite non-Asian films ordered by year.
I marked the Indian films with I because - though for me those are Asian films - most here would count them as non-Asian:

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922) - F.W. Murnau
Metropolis (1927) - Fritz Lang
Aleksandr Nevskiy (1938) - S. Eisenstein, D. Vasilyev
The Philadelphia Story (1940) - George Cukor
Ivan Groznyy (1945) - Sergei Eisenstein
La belle et la bête (1946) - Jean Cocteau
I Pather Panchali (1955) - Satyajit Ray
12 Angry Men (1957) - Sidney Lumet
Det sjunde inseglet (1957) The Seventh Seal - Ingmar Bergman
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - Richard Brooks
I Apur Sansar (1959) The World of Apu - Satyajit Ray
North by Northwest (1959) - Alfred Hitchcock
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - Mike Nichols
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Stanley Kubrick
The Lion in Winter (1968) - Anthony Harvey
Alien (1979) - Ridley Scott
Das Boot (1981) - Wolfgang Petersen
The Abyss (1989) - James Cameron
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - Rob Reiner
Strictly Ballroom (1992) - Baz Luhrmann
Groundhog Day (1993) - Harold Ramis
I Bandit Queen (1994) - Shekhar Kapur
I Koyla (1997) - Rakesh Roshan
I Theeviravaathi: The Terrorist (1998) - Santosh Sivan
I Asoka (2001) Ashoka the Great - Santosh Sivan
Enigma (2001) - Michael Apted
Black Hawk Down (2001) - Ridley Scott
I Satta (2003) - Madhur Bhandarkar
Dear Frankie (2004) - Shona Auerbach
The Phantom of the Opera (2004) - Joel Schumacher
The Fountain (2006) - Darren Aronofsky
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) - Mike Newell

--- each brain develops its own preferences ---

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I really can't come up with my own list.

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Even though I love Asian cinema. There are only two that are favourites.
Most of my favourites are in the english language, and a few in other languages