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Is The Princess Bride (1987) a perfect movie?

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Postby Science » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:22 pm

This is a thread for movies that completely deliver on what they promise.

This is not a thread for how much you enjoy a given movie or appreciate scenes, performances, or atmosphere of any given movie.

This is for movies with a completely coherent narrative, no distracting performances, no distracting settings or effects.

For example: My favorite movie is There Will Be Blood. Do I put it up as a perfect movie? No. Final act confrontation with H.W. is unearned and out of place.

First movie I’ll put up as perfect: Predator (1987)

Feel free to detract from that or post your own.

Perfect movies:
Predator (1987)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Back to the Future (1985)
Die Hard (1988)
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Zodiac (2007)
Jaws (1978)
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
Titanic (1997)
The Incredibles (2004)
Groundhog Day (1993)
John Wick (2014)
The Matrix (1999)
Rocky (1974)
Men in Black (1997)
Robocop (1987)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
Jurassic Park (1993)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:23 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
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Postby winjer » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:24 pm

yojimbo, seven samurai, lebowski
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:25 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze (1991)
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Postby winjer » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:27 pm

the planet of the lapels ninetology
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Postby Science » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:27 pm

Movies we've already voted on:

Ghostbusters (1984) - not perfect
The Big Lebowski (1998) - perfect (later vetoed)
Robocop (1987) - perfect
Videopdrome (1983) - not perfect
Mulholland Drive (2001) - perfect
Raising Arizona (1987) - not perfect
The Fifth Element (1997) - not perfect
Jurassic Park (1993) - perfect
No Country for Old Men (2007) - perfect
There Will Be Blood (2007) - not perfect
The Game (1997) - not perfect
The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966) - perfect
Galaxy Quest (1999) - not perfect
Rushmore (1998)- not perfect
The Princess Bride (1987) - ???
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Postby Beez » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:27 pm

Ghostbusters & Back to the Future
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:29 pm

last rewatch of Predator I couldn't help thinking of how much tighter Alien is (i know it's not the SAME thing but still) so I have a hard time calling it perfect

i would submit Alien tho
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Postby Science » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:32 pm

Ok I love Alien but it feels very dated now. I think it’ll be hard to call any movie taking place in the future “perfect”.
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Postby winjer » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:34 pm

2001
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:38 pm

Die Hard
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:39 pm

What, in your opinion, is the best scene of 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:39 pm

Robocop
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:40 pm

lordofdiapers wrote:What, in your opinion, is the best scene of 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


that's really tough. probably the fight in the burning building?
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Postby chairkicker » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:44 pm

lordofdiapers wrote:What, in your opinion, is the best scene of 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

when raph is working out his angst to kung fu on the roof, maybe
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Postby Chyet » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:46 pm

lordofdiapers wrote:What, in your opinion, is the best scene of 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



the farm scene/sad leo/turtle in tub
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:46 pm

What about when Donny and KC are trading barbs when fixing the truck
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:47 pm

it's not my favorite part but I respect anyone who likes that part
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Postby chairkicker » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:47 pm

the farm scene had a profound effect on me as a kid
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Postby Chyet » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:48 pm

yeah all of the leo/casey jones stuff
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:48 pm

there's a lot of sad parts in that movie. kind of a crazy ass kids movie tbh
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Postby Science » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:48 pm

palmer eldritch wrote:Robocop


Tough call. I might argue Starship Troopers is a more perfect realization of Verhoeven’s cynical take on the future.

Robocop’s message is more muddled.
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:48 pm

What about when Danny confesses his insecurities to Splinter

Or when Raff and Splinter have their own powow after Raff is embarassed by Casey in the park

Or when Charles and April talk about Danny fucking up in April's apartment

Or what about literally any other scene of this perfect movie
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:49 pm

"Pork rind?!" "Pork rind!"
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:50 pm

Chyet wrote:
lordofdiapers wrote:What, in your opinion, is the best scene of 1990's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



the farm scene/sad leo/turtle in tub


"Hey guys! Bring him some food! He wants some food!"
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:50 pm

Science wrote:
palmer eldritch wrote:Robocop


Tough call. I might argue Starship Troopers is a more perfect realization of Verhoeven’s cynical take on the future.

Robocop’s message is more muddled.


there was some thread where some folks were talking about whether Starship Troopers succeeds as a farce and parody or whether it leans too far into its premise and loses the plot to become what it is explicitly meant to criticize and I don't feel like you can say that about Robocop really but ymmv
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:51 pm

but sure they both really succeed at what they set out to do. one is about starship troopers and one is about a cop robot
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Postby lordofdiapers » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:53 pm

"Fellas, I'm not sure uhh.....structurally speaking, that this is the best time for your boys to be..uh...dropping in"
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Postby manvstrees » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:56 pm

Videodrome
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