Ten Films About Trains and Transit You Can Rent After Taking the Train to the U-District

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SNOWPIERCER!? You can't expect to write an article on train related movies and not even mention one so recent, that exists entirely on "A TRAIN".
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@1, Oh that's a good one.

I immediately thought of "Trainspotting," which I know is not so much about trains as drugs, but it has a few trainspotting moments.
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Some other good train movies: "Closely Watched Trains", "The Train", "Emperor of the North (Pole)", "Silver Streak", "Breakheart Pass", and many many others.
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Add "Third Ave. El" to the list. It's a wonderful short film about the Third Avenue elevated railway line that ran from the Bowery to the Bronx.

http://youtu.be/XEG4re43ub8
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The uncanny-valley Polar Express?
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Style Wars!
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"Castro Street" by Bruce Baillie. From 1966. One of the most beautiful films ever made. It's on a new blu-ray anthology of experimental film, at Scarecrow.

"The Wonder Ring" by Stan Brakhage (and I think Joseph Cornell was involved as well). On volume 2 of the Criterion Brakhage anthology.

Also, "Runaway Train." Amazing film with stunning footage of the snowy northern wilderness.
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Murder on the Orient Express.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ykCP1A…
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The Train, 1964 John Frankenheimer, Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Nazis, stolen art, WWII, French Maquis
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Oops, sorry, didn't see #3. There seems to be a lag in comments posting lately, anyone else have this problem?
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The Lady Vanishes 1938; Strangers On A Train 1951.
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Roger Moore is brilliant in The Taking of Pelham 1, 2 and 3.
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The bad guy in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" wants to dismantle LA's public transit system and replace it with menacing freeways!
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Haven't caught up with the critical re-assessment of Tony Scott??? Taking Of Pelham 123 is master look at postmodern aesthetics paired up with valences of industrial technology, check it!