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NCM's Amazing All-Time Favourite Must See Movies List

Film & TelevisionJesse Walker2 Comments

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I have been subscribing to fringe cinema since I was old enough to press the giant buttons on my familys rented Betamax. Of course, most anyone will tell you that they love movies which is all fine a dandy. But when was the last time you went out of your way to watch a six-hour documentary about Chilean dictator Agusto Pinochet? Or a sleuthed down a controversial 70's flick with possessed nuns in 17th Century France? You must be extra curious or you wouldn't be reading this, so welcome to New City Movement's Amazing All-Time Favourite Must See Movies List.

This list isn't complete but it is extensive, containing in my humble opinion the very coolest, obscure, cult, independent, documentary film and some television titles that live up to the folklore that preceeds them. Most are available through Netflix. That or specialty video stores like the Tower Theater in Salt Lake which is an incredible resource. Do you have a suggestion that's in line with what you see here? Don't hesitate to comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these titles or your personal favorites.

CRAP-TACULAR CULT:
Dune
Zardoz
Barbarella: Queen Of The Galaxy
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
The Omega Man
Donkey Skin
Saturn 5
Danger: Diabolik
Juliet of the Spirits
Army of Darkness
Nightmare on Elm Street
Evil Dead 2
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil
Troll Hunter
Otis
Norwegian Ninja
The Wicker Man (Original Version)
Meet The Feebles (Peter Jackson's first film)
Logan's Run

BEAUTIFUL, STRANGE & CEREBRAL:
The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
El Topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
On The Silver Globe (Andrzej Zulawski)
Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun [alt name: Doppleganger] (Robert Parrish)
The Saddest Music In The World
American Astronaut
Edward Scissorhands
The Films of the Brothers Quay
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovski)
The Mirror (Andrei Tarkovski)
Valhalla Rising (Nicolas Winding Refn)
City Of Lost Children (Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Delicatessen (Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
The Return (Andrei Zvyagintsev)
Utomlyonnye solntsem aka Burnt By The Sun (Nikita Mikhalkov)
Cabeza de Vaca (Nicolás Echevarría)
Balada de la trompeta aka 'The Last Circus'
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
Time of the Gypsies (Emir Kusturica)
The Devils (Ken Russell)
Faustus (Jan Svenkmeier)
Dreams (Akira Kurosawa)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
13 Tzameti
Gattica
Things To Come
The Fountain
The Road
Khadak
The Fall
The Devils
Moon
Metropolis

PREMIUM CELLULOID:
Blade Runner
Alien
Alien 2
Wild At Heart
Blue Velvet
The Big Lebowski
Shadow Of The Vampire
Let The Right One In
Reign Of Fire
Boogie Nights
Timecrimes
Sunshine
The Devil's Backbone
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
Amadeus
Pulp Fiction
Bloody Sunday
La Vie en Rose
Rosemary's Baby
Water Drops On Burning Rocks (François Ozon)
Once upon A Time In The West
The Good The Bad And The Ugly
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Attack The Block
Fight Club
Shawn of The Dead
The Celebration
Lost In Translation
Full Metal Jacket
Trainspotting
Midnight In Paris
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
The Party (starring Peter Sellers)
The King Of Comedy
Downfall
Bronson
Coraline
Black Swan
The Piano Teacher
My Weekend With Marilyn
The Lives of Others
Harold & Maude
Citizen Ruth
A Single Man
Munich
The Artist
Amelie
An Education
The Decendants
Drive
City Of God
Ed Wood
Election
Beginners
Heartbeats
Weekend

FUN! FUN! FUN!
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Life of Brian
Team America: World Police 

DOCUMENTARIES:
The Legend of Leigh Bowery
The Cruise
My Brothers Keeper
The Long Way Round
The Devil's Playground
Paris Is Burning
Bill Cunningham New York
Grey Gardens
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple
Exit Through The Gift Shop
En el Hoyo
The Yes Men
Hell House
Hands On A Hard Body
The Devils Miner
The Nomi Song
Imelda
The Fog Of War
Grizzly Man
The White Diamond
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Five Obstructions

TELLY:
Black Books (BBC)
Strangers With Candy
Arrested Development
The League Of Gentleman (BBC)
The Kingdom (Lars von Trier) [Danish Television Series]