One recommendation per person?
Not at all. You can try to sell me on as many films as you want. You can make passionate pleas for 100 films, but I don't believe I would add all of them to the list.
I saw Bus 174, and hate the comparison to City of God. I would suggest it's what lotr-sam0711 was hoping for from City of God. I also thought it wasn't a very probing documentary. Wanted so much more out of it. Not going in the marathon.
The Barbarian Invasions
I have seen The Barbarian Invasions and was mostly bored.
Didn't see The Woodsman. Didn't think anybody loved it enough to suggest it for a Top 100 list.
Lagaan has been in my DVD queue since the DVD was released, so it won't take too much prodding.
Have you seen Doubt? Junior and I might double team you on this one.
Saw Doubt. Liked the cast, but didn't like the way John Patrick Shanley opened it up. The extra scenes let a lot of the intensity get away. I wouldn't bother trying to convince me.
Word. I could also make a good case for The Proposition.
Saw it and liked it a lot. Would be up for giving it a 2nd look, if you think it'll play even better a 2nd time through.
I watched Touching The Void during the main marathon.
Real good film, but I definitely saw 100 I liked more.
My current list has 2 documentaries (you forgot Super Size Me). Admittedly it's not my favorite genre. I didn't even see Taxi to the Dark Side or Capturing the Friedmans
From what I can remember, my favorite docs not in the Top 100 would be...
Touching the Void
Bowling For Columbine
Man on Wire
The Fog of War
Encounters At the End of the World
What have you seen from Johnnie To? I'm thinking he's a director you and I would agree on . . . .
I liked Running Out of Time, Fulltime Killer and especially P.T.U.. Haven't cared for the recent stuff. I've seen Breaking News, Election 1 and 2 and Exiled. I just haven't connected with his recent output.
I want to make a case for Talk to Her, have you seen it?
Almodovar. Okay, I really hated All About my Mother and while there's a lot of interesting stuff in Talk to Her, it didn't quite turn me back around. (Didn't even try Volver or Bad Education.) The last Pedro film I really liked was Live Flesh.
Wendy and Lucy was in my Top 10 for 2008, just after [REC]. So it's close.
Which reminds me, I'll be adding Synecdoche, New York
myself. I mentioned it during the main marathon. It really needs a 2nd viewing to see if I can better grasp its greatness.
Unpopular Opinion: I'm the only person who didn't like the animation style of The Secret of Kells. And I grew tired of the style and surreal humor of A Town Called Panic about 5 minutes in.
BTW, hats off to FLY who keeps firing away suggestions even though I keep turning him down. I'm certain we will strike a deal on something soon and I look forward to discovering what that film will be. (Having said that, don't try Bolt. It's not happening.)
I am adding United Red Army
(zarodinu), but I don't know how difficult it will be to get a copy of the film. (Same with Eureka. Some of these films are not easy to get a copy of in the U.S.)
I just remembered I have an outstanding MDC for Food Inc.
(couldn't find it, but I should add it to the list.)