- Once (2006)
- All the President's Men (1976)
- Being John Malkovich (1999)
- In the Year of the Pig (1968)
- In The Mood For Love (2000)
- Hole, The (1960)
- Tokyo Story (1953)
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- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Gilda (1946)
- Rounders (1998)
- Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- Fat City (1972)
- Amélie (2001)
- All That Jazz (1979)
- Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
- King of Comedy, The (1983)
- Manhattan (1979)
- Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
- Sullivan's Travels (1941)
- Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994)
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- Playtime (1967)
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
- Haunted Castle, The (1921)
- Last Wave, The (1977)
- Naked Lunch (1991) * Weird and Wacky *
- Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
- Lolita (1962)
1001 Movies Club - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
#488. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Why It's In The Book: "Influential but still unique, coldly detached, obsessional, pretentious, contentious, bewildering, forever fascinating - 2001 is all of these... Visually, 2001 is undeniably awesome. Oscar-winning ground-breaking special effects... are a dazzling mix of imagination and science... 2001 can be taken as a mysterious adventure, sermon, or vision... but even viewed simply as a haunting spectacle it is unsurpassed, demanding to be seen on a big screen to be fully appreciated... its gripping engagement between man and machine, its visual starkness and serenity, and, above all, its rhapsodic wonder at heaven and earth and the infinite beyond." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
"If you haven't seen this, I can’t in all good conscience call you a moviegoer."
"That's where babies come from?"
"You can't merely put 2001: A Space Odyssey into words. The movie has to be seen and heard to believe. It lavishes such a pure luxurious atmosphere that its first-rate and ambitious plot seems secondary."
"I was ready for anything and ended up loving everything."
"It is heady, and it doesn't pretend to not be, a quality which allows it to transcend from the equivalent of the pop lit to the equivalent of classic lit."
"2001 is a hard-Sci-Fi movie, I love it, it's one of those that makes me shudder, because you feel that the characters are under desperate situations before objects and situations that they can't control and they need to get out someway".
johnlgilpatrick - 10/10
"I revisit this film again and again, and it still affects me in an incredibly profound way. For me, it doesn't get any better than 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s my all-time favorite film."
"... all its technical brilliance apart, the movie is ultimately an intellectually challenging, visceral, ominous, unsettling and poetic meditation on the very framework used to create the film – technology..."
"There was life before 2001: A Space Odyssey and there was life after 2001: A Space Odyssey."
"A pioneering film in its visuals, its storytelling, and its minimal use of dialogue. It is unquestionably one of the greatest films of all time."
"While it's not for everyone, especially not your more mainstream film goer, 2001 A: Space Odyssey is a captivating science fiction film, riddled with amazing visuals and intelligent writing."
"It has been so long since I've seen a movie that is as mind-bending, entertaining, thought-provoking and intelligent as this one. I don't think I was half as awestruck during Avatar!"
"2001: A Space Odyssey offered a kind of hard science-fiction that genre fans weren’t quite used to. The film incorporated a sense of verisimilitude that rubberized pod people don’t quite measure up to."
Fey - 9/10
"Honestly, I have no idea what happened in the end or what the hell was up with those obelisks. Really though, I don't care to know."
"When it comes to movies, this is one of the few that were inspiring enough to make me wish I had made the choices in my life that would have allowed me to make movies, so I could have my own immortal masterpiece."
"Kubrick set a new standard for science-fiction in film with 2001, which arguably is the most technically-advanced and beautifully-filmed motion picture ever made to that point in cinema’s history."
"it not only tackles the huge questions of life with the required majesty and awesome breadth needed, it has also become a staple of the Sci-Fi genre inspiring countless imitators."
"It’s a visionary achievement, and indisputably it is high art, full stop."
"Remembered principally for its startling visuals and the expansive ambition of its stellar storyline which pioneered a unique course across the Hollywood constellation of the movie galaxy, 2001 is cinema's flagship space oddity, re-classifying sci-fi as fact fueled fictive guess work, as opposed to unrealistic imaginative nonsense."
"Yes, it was a visual treat, but seemed to be just an exercise in showing off the latest special effects technology, which in 2013, isn't much."
Movie Guy Steve - 7/10
"It's not that the film is incomprehensible, although very little is actually explained here. It's that the film is incredibly, ploddingly slow. Nothing happens for vast stretches of time."
Kim Wilson - 6/10
"Minimalism has its place, but too much of it in a film can leave viewers feeling completely detached. That is the effect that 2001: A Space Odyssey has on me. Sparse, minimal dialogue; sterile set designs; and, a complete denial of human pathos makes for bad cinema in my book."
Overall Rating: 9.4/10