Guess I'm doing this again! Faves are, as always, bolded.

Because I had a LOT of free time in January (and therefore, could watch a lot of movies) and hardly any in February, I decided to just combine both moths into one list lmao.

(and yes, i know i'm posting this halfway into march... ooops)

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2001: A Space Odyssey

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dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1968. Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood.
– Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
– I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that

Pi

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dir. Darren Aronofsky, 1998. Starring Sean Jullette.
– This is insanity, Max
– Or maybe it's genius.

The Night of the Hunter

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dir. Charles Laughton, 1955. Starring Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish.
– No, no! Don't you touch that, little lamb. Don't touch my knife, that makes me mad. That makes me very, very mad.

Gone Girl

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dir. David Fincher, 2014. Starring Rosemund Pike, Ben Affleck.
– When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?

The Departed

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dir. Martin Scorsese, 2006. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg.
– You sit there with a mass murderer. A mass murderer. Your heart rate is jacked, and your hand... steady. That's one thing I figured out about myself in prison. My hand does not shake... ever.

Sunset Boulevard

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dir. Billy Wilder, 1950. Starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden.
– I am big. It's the picture that got small.

Lawless

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dir. John Hillcoat, 2012. Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf.
– I'm a Bondurant. We don't lay down for nobody.

The Scarecrow

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dir. Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1920. Starring Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline, Luke the Dog (yes, really).

One Week

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dir. Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton, 1920. Starring Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely.

Inside Llewyn Davis

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dir. the Coen brothers, 2013. Starring Oscar Isaac.
– If it was never new, and it never gets old, then it's a folk song.

The Goat

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dir. Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair, 1921. Starring Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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dir. Rian Johnson, 2017. Starring Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill.
– The greatest teacher, failure is.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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dir. Michel Gondry, 2004. Starring Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet.
– What a loss to spend that much time with someone, only to find out that she's a stranger.

A Beautiful Mind

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dir. Ron Howard, 2001. Starring Russell Crowe.
– Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?

Leon: The Professional

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dir. Luc Besson, 1994. Starring Natalie Portman, Jean Reno.
– Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?
– Always like this.

The Truman Show

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dir. Peter Weir, 1998. Starring Jim Carrey.
– We accept the reality of the world with which we're presented.

Rear Window

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dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1954. Starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly.
– A murderer would never parade his crime in front of an open window.

Sherlock, jr.

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dir. Buster Keaton, 1924. Starring Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire.

Our Hospitality

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dir. John G. Blystone, Buster Keaton, 1923. Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge.

Steamboat Bill, jr.

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dir. Charles Reisner, Buster Keaton, 1928. Starring Buster Keaton, Tom McGuire.

The General

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dir. Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926. Starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack.

The Kid

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dir. Charlie Chaplin, 1921. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan.

Awakenings

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dir. Penny Marshall, 1990. Starring Robert De Niro, Robin Williams.
– Hello. My name is Leonard Lowe. It has been explained to me that I've been away for quite some time. I'm back.

American Beauty

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dir. Sam Mendes, 1999. Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening.
– It's a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you've forgotten about.

American Psycho

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dir. Mary Harron, 2000. Starring Christian Bale.
– I have to return some videotapes.

...And Justice For All.

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dir. Norman Jewinson, 1979. Starring Al Pacino.
– Are you a good lawyer? Honest?
– Being honest doesn't have much to do with being a lawyer.
– If you're not honest, you've got nothing.

Closer

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dir. Mike Nichols, 2004. Starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owens, Julia Roberts.
– Tell me something real.
– Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off... but it's better if you do.

La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc / The Passion of Joan of Arc

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dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928. Starring Maria Falconetti.
– You claim that I am sent by the Devil. It's not true. To make me suffer, the Devil has sent you... and you... and you... and you
(adapted from French)

God's Own Country

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dir. Francis Lee, 2017. Starring Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu.

Metropolis

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dir. Fritz Lang, 1927. Starring Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich.

In The Mood For Love

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dir. Wong Kar Wai, 2000. Starring Maggie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung.
It is a restless moment. She has kept her head lowered... to give him a chance to come closer. But he could not, for lack of courage. She turns and walks away.
(adapted from Cantonese)

Gone with the Wind

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dir. Victor Fleming, 1939. Starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable.
– Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

Call Me By Your Name

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dir. Luca Guadagnino, 2017. Starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer.
– Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.

To Kill A Mockingbird

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dir. Robert Mulligan, 1962. Starring Gregory Peck.
– The defendant is not guilty - but somebody in this courtroom is. Now, gentlemen, in this country, our courts are the great levelers. In our courts, all men are created equal. I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and of our jury system - that's no ideal to me. That is a living, working reality!

A Fistful of Dollars

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dir. Sergio Leone, 1964. Starring Clint Eastwood.
– When a man with .45 meets a man with a rifle, you said, the man with a pistol's a dead man. Let's see if that's true. Go ahead, load up and shoot.

The Panic in Needle Park

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dir. Jerry Schatzberg, 1971. Starring Al Pacino, Kitty Winn.
The intersection at Broadway and 72nd Street on New York's West Side is officially known as Sherman Square. To heroin addicts, it's Needle Park.

The Lady Eve

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dir. Preston Sturges, 1941. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda.
–You see, Hopsie, you don't know very much about girls. The best ones aren't as good as you probably think they are and the bad ones aren't as bad. Not nearly as bad.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

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dir. Michael Curtiz, William Keighley, 1938. Starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland.
– Why, you speak treason!
– Fluently.

The Square

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dir. Ruben Östlund, 2017. Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Terry Notary.
The Square is a sanctuary of trust and caring. Within it we all share equal rights and obligations.
(adapted from Swedish)

Raging Bull

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dir. Martin Scorsese, 1980. Starring Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci.
– I get ya's both in the ring, I'll give ya both a fuckin' beatin', ya both can fuck each other.

Serpico

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dir. Sidney Lumet, 1973. Starring Al Pacino.
– Now I ain't sayin' who. They just said ya'... ya' couldn't be trusted, you know?
– 'Cause I don't take money, right?
– Frank, let's face it. Who can trust a cop who don't take money?

Battleship Potemkin / Броненосец Потёмкин

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dir. Sergei Eisenstein, 1925.
– Shoulder to shoulder. The land is ours. Tomorrow is ours.
(adapted from Russian)

Duck Soup

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dir. Leo McCarey, 1933. Starring the four Marx brothers.
– I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.

The Shape of Water

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dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2017. Starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon.
– We can do nothing! I'm sorry! But this, this, this is just - Oh God, it's not even human. God!
– [signing in ASL] If we do nothing, neither are we!

The Devil's Advocate

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dir. Taylor Hackford, 1997. Starring Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino.
– Vanity; definitely my favourite sin.

Paprika / パプリカ

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dir. Satoshi Kon, 2006. Voiced by Megumi Hayashibara, Tôru Furuya.
– ...the Internet and dreams are similar. They're areas where the repressed conscious mind escapes.
(adapted from Japanese)

Barefoot in the Park

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dir. Gene Saks, 1967. Starring Jane Fonda, Robert Redford.
– You're almost nearly perfect!
– That's a rotten thing to say!

Cool Hand Luke

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dir. Stuart Rosenberg, 1967. Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy.
– Nobody can eat fifty eggs!

The Terminal

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dir. Steven Spielberg, 2004. Starring Tom Hanks.
– You told me you were delayed, you never said it was for nine months!

Scent of a Woman

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dir. Martin Brest, 1992. Starring Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell.
– Did I hear you right, colonel? You said you're going to kill yourself?
– No. I said I'm going to blow my brains out.

The Florida Project

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Dir. Sean Baker, 2017. Starring Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe.
– I can always tell when adults are about to cry.