40 Fascinating Movies

A Listmania! list by David I. Cahill (Beijing, China)
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The list author says: "The following movies are my personal favorites. I am not guided by critics or the consensus of the majority. I have a single criterion for inclusion on my list: Something about the movie makes it compulsively watchable, and I can watch it not only a second time but obsessively again and again. (Contrast this to so-called great films which for some odd reason are a torture to watch more than once.) All of the movies on my list I've watched at least 5 times, some 10-15 times. They are listed in alphabetical order."
Affliction
1.  Affliction DVD ~ Nick Nolte
$9.69   Used & New from: $1.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Angel Heart (Special Edition)
2.  Angel Heart (Special Edition) DVD ~ Mickey Rourke
$6.12   Used & New from: $1.64
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (303 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Apostle
3.  The Apostle DVD ~ Robert Duvall
$9.19   Used & New from: $6.84
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Audition (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
4.  Audition (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Ryo Ishibashi
$17.89   Used & New from: $15.04
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (408 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Bartleby
5.  Bartleby DVD ~ David Paymer
Used & New from: $9.70
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Being John Malkovich - Special Edition
6.  Being John Malkovich - Special Edition DVD ~ John Cusack
$9.79   Used & New from: $0.42
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (559 customer reviews)

The Birds (Collector's Edition)
7.  The Birds (Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Rod Taylor
$7.35   Used & New from: $1.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (756 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Blue Velvet (Special Edition)
8.  Blue Velvet (Special Edition) DVD ~ Isabella Rossellini
$9.57   Used & New from: $3.27
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (364 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Candyman
9.  Candyman DVD ~ Virginia Madsen
$10.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews)

Dead Ringers (The Criterion Collection)
10.  Dead Ringers (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Jeremy Irons
Used & New from: $79.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Desperate Living (1977)
11.  Desperate Living (1977) DVD ~ Liz Renay
$24.84   Used & New from: $12.87
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Devil in the Flesh
12.  Devil in the Flesh DVD ~ Claudio Botosso
$22.46   Used & New from: $10.49
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Draughtsman's Contract
13.  The Draughtsman's Contract DVD ~ Anthony Higgins
$19.33   Used & New from: $15.97
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Dumplings / Three Extremes
14.  Dumplings / Three Extremes 
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2-Disc Collector's Edition)
15.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2-Disc Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Jim Carrey
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (962 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition)
16.  Fantasia (Special 60th Anniversary Edition) DVD ~ Leopold Stokowski
Used & New from: $24.12
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (502 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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First Blood
17.  First Blood DVD ~ Sylvester Stallone
$5.80   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
18.  4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days DVD ~ Anamaria Marinca
Used & New from: $4.49
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Hail Mary
19.  Hail Mary DVD ~ Myriem Roussel
$29.99   Used & New from: $8.74
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

In the Realm of the Senses (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
20.  In the Realm of the Senses (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] DVD ~ Tatsuya Fuji
$24.25   Used & New from: $20.02
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

JFK: Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition)
21.  JFK: Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Kevin Costner
$7.69   Used & New from: $2.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (762 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

L' Argent
22.  L' Argent DVD ~ Christian Patey
Used & New from: $299.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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The Last Temptation of Christ (The Criterion Collection)
23.  The Last Temptation of Christ (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Willem Dafoe
$24.99   Used & New from: $13.19
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

LOOK
24.  LOOK DVD ~ Rhys Coiro
$15.58   Used & New from: $1.87
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Man Who Loved Women
25.  The Man Who Loved Women DVD ~ Charles Denner
$32.19   Used & New from: $8.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

M. Butterfly
26.  M. Butterfly DVD ~ Jeremy Irons
Used & New from: $48.42
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (The Criterion Collection)
27.  Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Ken Ogata
$24.25   Used & New from: $18.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

The Sand Pebbles
28.  The Sand Pebbles DVD ~ Steve McQueen
$9.96   Used & New from: $6.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (412 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Shortbus (Unrated Edition)
29.  Shortbus (Unrated Edition) DVD ~ Sook-Yin Lee
$29.95   Used & New from: $21.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (221 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sliver (Unrated Edition)
30.  Sliver (Unrated Edition) DVD ~ Sharon Stone
$12.97   Used & New from: $4.94
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Solaris (The Criterion Collection)
31.  Solaris (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Natalya Bondarchuk
$19.25   Used & New from: $15.40
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

The Sound of Music (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition)
32.  The Sound of Music (Two-Disc 40th Anniversary Special Edition) DVD ~ Julie Andrews
$63.99   Used & New from: $14.57
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,530 customer reviews) | 23 customer discussions

The Swimmer
33.  The Swimmer DVD Burt Lancaster
$2.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

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That Obscure Object of Desire (The Criterion Collection)
34.  That Obscure Object of Desire (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Fernando Rey
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37.  12 Monkeys (Special Edition) DVD ~ Bruce Willis
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38.  2001 - A Space Odyssey (Two-Disc Special Edition) DVD ~ Keir Dullea
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39.  The Unbearable Lightness of Being (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
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