I dont understand the Sin City . Absolutely it have a good graphics, but the plot of the film is not to my taste. I agree with you Limolino , Fight club is one of my fav. films))) A can advise the "sinners and saints")
Aren't all mentioned films by somebody just this persons personal taste?
Well yes, I don't mind brutality, complexity or even obscenity if they got a reason. Really great films to me have profundity or at least consequence or are just a noteworthy work of art. When different aspects of a film transport the message in an original way - I'll commonly love it.
Moulin Rouge for example shows in a subtle but overwhelming way (cause everybody knows these songs) by including the highlights of music history of the second half of the 20th century that the roots for this cultural developments are at least partly basing in the ideas of the (European?) Boheme of this centuries beginning. The basically simple lovestory told in this film is already in the start desillusioned. Not to forget the wonderful picture language with this nice pinch of absurdity.
That all makes this film a real masterpiece to me. But in my experience the most serious or at least complex films aren't that funny and so simply entertaining. Which doesn't mean I couldn't enjoy a simple film. But it needs the special something and a little more than just being entertaining.
Til Schweiger-films are all very similar: boy meets girl + problems between them (one is lying, something in their past, one is a runaway from a nuthouse, what ever) - both get to know each other - frustration - confessions, defining new positions - happy end. They are made in a lovely, emotional way, but it's nothing more. That's the lack for me.
For understanding Tarantino I guess one must have seen some of the bad movies which forged this mans mind. I like this sense for absurdity, the hidden running gags and symbolism, the crazy music arangements, the intercultural references and the reflection of the own partially simple minded culture ... especially in Pulp Fiction it seemed to me like he was searching the most impossible twists in the storytelling. I also liked Kill Bill 1 and Inglorious Basterds but Pulp Fiction ist still unreached in this aspect of abbsurdity.
So much for my opinion, I'm sorry if I was too rude.
Some more (of my total favorites) that should not be missing on the list:
The Godfather I
The Nightmare before Christmas
Yeah, it was a little rude, but it's your opinion. tastes are different. If you like a film does not look at how much people like it )))
It wasn't rude! I agree fully with you limolino. I like people who have deep look into the world around. But I'm yet in a romantic age when one wants love. That's why I like movies about relationships between man and woman. The films of Til Schweiger I find very sincere as opposed to some Hollywood things. But it's my opinion. By the way I've seen 'The Boondock Saints' and could say I found it great. I prefer 'Lucky Number Slevin'. But I can't explain my preference - maybe it's affair of taste, because the both films are about renewal of truth. I didn't understand if you liked Tarantino. I know pair his movies those I made special mention for myself. There are 'Four Rooms' (but it's need to watch when you're in specified state) and 'Death Proof' (especially piece where Zoe rides on the bonnet). Besides 'Sin City' of course.
I like the Tarantino movies like pulp fiction and kill bill, Quentin is a great director in my opinion. I also like movies like Star Trek, and also Prometheus. The only german movie ive seen is dead snow, but id like to watch more. :)
Happy family, an italian film, is really good!
Good films are also Good Morning Vietnam, The Iron Mask, Where the Heart is and Titanic :)
Tarantino was my start in taking a look at some scenes twice or thrice too. :-)
Dead Snow, since I never heard of it, is not German but Norwegian. There are a whole lot of good or lesser Nazi related films from us, but it seems hard to imagine there might ever be a splatter about this topic from this history burdened country.
I like 'The Iron Mask' and 'Titanic' too ) DiCaprio is an interesting actor! I like 'What's eating Gilbert Grape' (with Johnny Depp;-)) and 'the Aviator'.
I can recommend the Polish film 'Sala samobójców'.