The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is probably my second favorite American film, and my third favorite overall. It's definitely the best potrayal of veterans' problems adapting to civilian life ever made. Whoever wrote the scene with Dana Andrews in the B-17 graveyard seems to understand PTSD much better than most contemporary psychologists and psychiatrists. I tear up just thinking about it.The Best Year's of our Lives
You guys keep bring up movies that make me revisit my "list!"Hmmm...
Zulu, Battle of Britain, Gettysburg, A Bridge Too Far, Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Seven Samurai, Pork Chop Hill, The Thin Red Line, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Aladdin, and a few others whose names I forgot.
I haven't heard of a couple of those. I think I may check them out...It's hard for me to say what my favorite is, but here are some films that I regard as being incredible:
Through A Glass Darkly
Sword of Doom
The Last Wave
A few of them fall into that new black & white genre that I'd never heard of, I guess
I have a hidden agenda for distinguishing between "foreign" and American films: It lets me make twice as many picks!Haha happens to us all. And yeah Seven Samurai is a classic film foreign or not.
Just FYI, the last four are horror films. The first a modern horror film from Japan and the last 3 Italian horror films from the 70's and early 80's. If you're not into horror, my suggestion would be to skip the last 3 for sure. Argento (the director) has an amazing visual style, but his films can be very brutal (and as they are Italian, it's very hard to find them not dubbed - sometimes the dubbing leaves a bit to be desired).I haven't heard of a couple of those. I think I may check them out...
I was never a huge fan of Kagemusha until the full version with commentary was released a few years ago. I saw it in my teens, and I failed to follow the plot at times...