What is Paul Thomas Anderson’s best film?

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  • Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    PTA’s best film. This is a question that is answered on so many occasions, but has different answers. My choice is, of course, PTA’s masterpiece, There Will Be Blood. Everything about that film is amazing. The cinematography, the direction, the score, the writing. Not to mention Daniel Day-Lewis’ amazing performance. What is, IMO, PTA’s best film?

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    Anonymous
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    I’m so, so torn between “Boogie Nights” and “Magnolia.”  I went with the latter, though.

    Also, Melora Walters, whose character I relate/related to the most, should’ve been nominated for EVERYTHING.  Julianne Moore was also perfection. 

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    allabout oscars
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    1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD
    2. MAGNOLIA
    3. THE MASTER
    4. BOGGIE NIGHTS

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    Graeme O’Neil
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    1. Magnolia
    2. Boogie Nights
    3. Punch-Drunk Love
    4. There Will Be Blood
    5. The Master 

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    DamianWayne
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    Gotta go with There Will Be Blood. It’s just too good.

    All of his films are great, though. (You’re missing Sydney/Hard Eight!)

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    Madson Melo
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    1. Magnolia
    2. Boogie Nights
    3. There Will Be Blood
    4. Punch-Drunk Love
    5. Hard Eight

    Haven’t seen Master yet

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    Laactingnyc
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    The Master

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    Baby Clyde
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    Boogie Nights by far.

    Each film has been worse than the last.

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    Atypical
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    “There Will Be Blood”

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    Tye-Grr
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    Ranking:

    1. Boogie Nights
    2. There Will Be Blood
    3. The Master
    4. Magnolia
    5. Punch-Drunk Love 

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    Anonymous
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    Bitches are crazy with that “There Will Be Blood” love.  Ugh.

    “Magnolia” is the perfect balance between the saintly/decrepit male and female archetypes.  “There Will Be Blood” is one long jerk-off, mostly for men.

    No dice.

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    Tye-Grr
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    ‘Boogie Nights’ is untouchable. I long to see the day when he somehow tops it. ‘There Will Be Blood’ is fantastic though. ‘Magnolia’ and ‘The Master’ are *this* close, but I give the edge to ‘The Master’ for at least being 2/3 of an amazing film, and 1/3 odd wayward journey of lost souls. ‘Magnolia’ is great, but it’s so long, and it did not need to be. And I honestly didn’t care for all of the story-lines. Tom Cruise is a revelation though. I think it’s easily his best performance. Finally, ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ is a film I like, and I like Sandler in the film, but the real power comes from Emily Watson (and a scene-stealing Philip Seymour Hoffman). This strange love story, against all odds, actually works for me, but in what is a fantastic career, you’re gonna have to put one of them at the bottom of the list, and for me this is the one. It’s not because it’s bad, it’s just that for me it’s the weakest of the five. 

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    seabel
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    The Master

    Because it makes you wonder if there is any posibility to make movies after watching it.

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    Zizzo
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    The Master is my favorite because its so confounding and mysterious and unlike any movie ever made. I mean, so are his other films but The Master is his most bizarre which makes it his most fascinating.
     
    How I rank:

    1. The Master
    2. There Will Be Blood
    3. Magnolia
    4. Hard Eight
    5. Punch-Drunk Love 

    I have yet to see Boogie Nights…. smh. 

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    black30
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    Your list is incomplete without Hard Eight (Sydney) (1996). 

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