Full Metal Jacket
Enjoyable but still disappointing because 1) the bootcamp section at the beginning of the film is significantly more interesting and effective than everything that follows (which makes up the majority of the film) and 2) the aforementioned "war film" section is simply not up to my hopes and expectations of what a Kubrick-helmed Vietnam war film would be- instead, it's actually surprisingly generic at times and it could/should have been a masterpiece.
Out of the Past (owned)
A masterpiece and arguably the greatest noir of all time. Everything comes together perfectly, from Mitchum's sleepy eyed tough guy, Geer's ultimate femme fatale and Douglas's smoldering intensity. The storyline is typically but brilliantly twisted in the classic noir mystery tradition chock full of clever dialogue and beautiful cinematography and scenery (specifically in San Francisco and Acapulco). Essential.
City of God (owned)
A narrator nicknamed Rocket, tells his story of growing up in the slums of Brazil in the 70's under the constant threat of violence from gang warfare and competing drug empires. A vibrant, beautifully photographed tale of redemption through art.
The Sixth Sense
I personally find this to be uniquely and effectively creepy with or without the big twist. It's a well-constructed ghost story by a young filmmaker who clearly shows promise. Sure, that promise went right out the window pretty quickly as evidenced by the rapidly deteriorating quality of Shyamalan's films following this one but I still think this film, when judged on its own terms, hold up pretty well.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
I probably watched this too young. As early as 1st grade, I was drawing depictions of bloody battles against Nazis in my journals which were directly inspired by this movie. I also remember my father coming into the living room to find me watching the scene with the corpses with snakes in their eye sockets crashing through the wall while literally hiding underneath my chair. So it definitely freaked me out but I still absolutely loved it and it still stands as possibly the greatest action film of all time. I'm generally not an action film fan but this is action done right: elaborate chase sequences, cartoony humor, impossibly high stakes and an unwavering sense of FUN. Harrison's sarcastic shtick works perfectly for the character and both Spielberg & Lucas bring their A-game.
Marty gets goofy in his old age, giving us a borderline cartoony gangster flick with an off-the-leash wacky Jack as mob boss and quirky humorous moments involving dildos, John Lennon quotes and even a visual gag at the very end. Even the soundtrack sounds like someone doing an impression of a Scorsese soundtrack rather than the real thing. Comes close to being too silly for its own good at times but unpredictable and undeniably entertaining.