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What films made in the past 10 to 15 years do you think will be remembered as classics?


Some that I think will...


Pulp Fiction


The New World


A History of Violence


American Beauty


Requiem for a Dream


Brokeback Mountain


There are others but those are the main ones.

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A Classic - a film that is very original, well acted, with good directing. Doesnt have to be Kubrick perfect but just great enough to stand the length of time.


Many films like 12 Angry Men were looked down upon when they were released but are now timeless classics.

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Short Cuts ('93) from Robert Altman

Safe ('95) from Todd Haynes

Citizen Ruth (96) from Alexander Payne

Boogie Nights ('97) from PT Anderson

Happiness ('98) from Todd Solondz

Fight Club ('99) from David Fincher

All About My Mother ('99) from Pedro Almodovar

Memento (2000) from Chris Nolan

Requiem For A Dream ('00) from Darren Aronofsky

Ghost World ('01) from Terry Zwigoff

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"LA Confidential"


Put it on a double bill with "Chinatown"


Or a triple bill with "Murder My Sweet"


Great way to see how film noir changed over the decades but in some ways stayed the same.


"Oh, Brother Where Art Thou"


Put it on a double bill with "Cool Hand Luke"


Or a triple bill with "Fugitive from a Chain Gang" as a look at how chain gang films changed over the decades.

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ok i changed my mind....

raiders of the lost arc..indiana jones trilogy

original star wars trilogy


american history x

saving private ryan


full medal jacket

a clockwork orange

saints and soldiers

death watch

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Excellent choices. I'm a big fan of Raiders (less the sequels but that's just me. I can only take so much of Kate Capshaw screaming and still have a hard time believing Indy would ever let Karen Allen's character out of his life). I'm a big fan of the first two Star Wars (three and four?) And I like parts of "Return" until those damn ewoks show up.


I would add "Field of Dreams". Saw what you will, but I think it holds up all these years later (especially James Earl Jones riffing about baseball and I don't even like baseball).


Titanic because it shows us what movies are possible of doing, taking us back in time and showing us a world that has passed into history. (Richard Dreyfuss actually said it much more eloquently in a recent HBO doc on Box Office and Movies).


I think the Lord of the Rings trilogy will stand because at the heart of all the films is the timeless story of friendship, honor and love well told.


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I have saved TCM the trouble and given the names for each night!!

My grandchildren will hopefully see them all...(my daughter is 4 so it will be a LONG while)


"Grab a Kleenex Classics"


Field of Dreams

Shawshank Redemption


Million Dollar Baby


"Russell Crowe Tribute Night"


LA Confidential

Cinderella Man (but I think this was Paul Giamatti's film too)



"Family Night Classics"


Toy Story

Finding Nemo


"Only Jimmy Stewart could have done it better Night"


Sleepless in Seattle

You've Got Mail


"Happy Holidays Classic Night"


A Christmas Story



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"Definitely Titanic will be remembered as a timeless classic. Didn't it beat Ben Hur for most oscars won?"


I'm sorry to say that it tied Ben Hur for wins (11); though it received more nominations:


Ben Hur won for:


Picture -- Sam Zimbalist, Producer

Director -- William Wyler

Actor -- Charlton Heston {"Judah Ben-Hur"}

Supporting Actor -- Hugh Griffith {"Sheik Ilderim"}

Art Direction (Color) -- Art: William A. Horning, Edward Carfagno; Set: Hugh Hunt

Cinematography (Color) -- Robert L. Surtees

Costume Design (Color) -- Elizabeth Haffenden

Editing -- Ralph E. Winters, John D. Dunning

Music Score -- Miklos Rozsa

Sound -- Franklin E. Milton

SFX -- Visual: A. Arnold Gillespie, Robert MacDonald; Audio: Milo Lory


Also nominated for:

Screenplay (based on material from another medium) -- Karl Tunberg


Titanic won for:

Picture -- James Cameron and Jon Landau

Director -- James Cameron

Cinematography -- Russell Carpenter

Art Direction -- Art: Peter Lamont; Set: Michael Ford Editing -- Conrad Buff, James Cameron, Richard A. Harris

Sound -- Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano

Sound Effects Editing -- Tom Bellfort, Christopher Boyes

Visual Effect -- Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, Michael Kanfer

Costume -- Deborah L. Scott

Score -- James Horner

Song -- "My Heart Will Go On" -- James Horner; Will Jennings


Also nominated for:

Actress -- Kate Winslet {"Rose DeWitt Bukater"}

Supporting Actress -- Gloria Stuart {"Old Rose"}

Make-up -- Tina Earnshaw, Greg Cannom, Simon Thompson

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There are too many movies to list, really..


Movies That Will Be Rememberd (1990's):


Dances with Wolves (1990)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Rudy (1993)

Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Forrest Gump (1994)

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

As Good as it Gets (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Titanic (1997)

The Truman Show (1998)

October Sky (1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)


..like I said.. there are too many to list.


Those movies will be remembered though, whether you like them or not.


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