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Spoiled Movie Endings

There's tons of movies out there. But which ones do you really need to see to make you a well-rounded person... to make you seem witty and charming at parties... to make you appear as though you don't live under a rock. Of course, if you don't like my list, try the American Film Institute's Top 100 Movies for a the AFI's view of the best movies of all time, or even IMDB's Top 250 Films list.

The Film Why You Need to See It
Blazing Saddles (1974) A charming blend of comedy, racism and life that depicts satire at its best.
Citizen Kane (1941) Widely recognized as the greatest film ever made. You'll find out who Rosebud is, you can speak intelligently with the upper crust folks of society, and you look educated.
E.T. (1982) It's important to include at least one feel-good movie, and the adorable little alien had a nation tear up as they had a hankering for some Reeces Pieces.
Godfather (1972) and Godfather II (1974) It's well written, well directed, we like that Francis Ford chap, and you can solve virtually any conversational problem by pulling out a line or a reference to one of these two films. (Unlike most sequels, this one jumps flawlessly from the first to the second movie to tell a complete story.) There is no real need to see Godfather III.
JFK (1991) Okay, this doesn't have a surprise ending (JFK dies), the conspiracy mindset of Oliver Stone leaves a bit to be desired, however, this is one of those films that has everyone in it, so you'll mop up when playing "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." If you'd prefer not to watch the film, you can win the game using this web site.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) This was one of those British films that people lined up around the block across America in 1975. Even if you don't really enjoy British humor (or humour), you'll be able to interact with those who are obsessed, and slightly geeky. (Slightly is relative, and may actually closer to "extremely.").
Pulp Fiction (1994) It's well-written and acted, it ushered in a new genre of film, and someone head explodes in a really nifty way. It also has the clever use of "pulp" in the title, which is reference to a random collection of stories that are not really related to one another.
Silence of the Lambs (1990) A stellar performance by all, the characters aren't the vapid sorts we tend to see in so many lesser films, and it's best of the films based on Thomas Harris' novels.
Taxi Driver (1976) The source of the line, "You talkin' to me?" as nut-case taxi-driver Bickle talks in the mirror. It also features Jodie Foster as a 12-year-old prostitute to boot.

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