Hey gang!

I thought it might be fun to share some titles from our watchlists / to-do lists. Maybe we can write a little something about why we wanna watch them and why we haven't yet and others who have seen them can chip in on whether they think we should push the movie to the top or the bottom in our priorities - or maybe somewhere in between?

I'll go first and will choose a classic for this first mention.

Seven Samurai (1954) by Akira Kurosawa



I wanna watch it because it's an immortal classic and has had a huge impact on movies in general.

Yet I haven't yet because it's 3,5 hours long and I'm a little worried it's a slog.

So.. Is it dull or will it keep me thoroughly entertained for its considerable runtime?

Happiness is a warm manatee

It's a great and very entertaining movie. Didn't bore me at all.

I have around 1500 movies bookmarked. I've accepted that I'll probably never watch most of them.


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I'm in a similar place as Seven Samurai with Lawrence of Arabia.

It seems to have a lot going for it, though. Peter O'Toole is handsome and it seems very ambitious.

It's also at 3+ hours, so similar runtime as Seven Samurai, I believe. I just find it a little hard to get started on these super long movies because I've no chance of getting through in one sitting. Probably not two.

But.. uhm, how good is it?

Happiness is a warm manatee

seven samurai is one of my favourite films. fantastic, never dull, and not a bit dated. go watch it already mate


Quote from: Marie Monday on Dec 06, 2023, 11:40 PMseven samurai is one of my favourite films. fantastic, never dull, and not a bit dated. go watch it already mate

Well, it would be because you're a jap freak.

I'll see if I can have it lined up for the weekend.

Thanks for your input!

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Quote from: Guybrush on Dec 06, 2023, 11:17 PMI'm in a similar place as Seven Samurai with Lawrence of Arabia.

It seems to have a lot going for it, though. Peter O'Toole is handsome and it seems very ambitious.

It's also at 3+ hours, so similar runtime as Seven Samurai, I believe. I just find it a little hard to get started on these super long movies because I've no chance of getting through in one sitting. Probably not two.

But.. uhm, how good is it?

Seconding Marie. Rewatched it today and loved it once again. Fantastic and incredibly entertaining.

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Lawrence of Arabia we saw a while ago, but not Seven Samurai quite yet. It's bumped up, though 🙂

I was also recently reminded that I should watch Kiss of the Spider Woman from 1985.. Anyone seen that one? 🤔

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