Film/Movie Recommendations

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Omega133, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. glaucon tending tangentially Registered Senior Member

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    You miss my point. Simply because a bunch of people say it's so, doesn't make it so. All the poll 'proves' is a measure of popularity...

    Really? Damn; I'm hard pressed to find half of the top 25 to be good...

    True enough.
     
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  3. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    i thought 127 hours, though an amazing story, was about an hour too long.

    winter's bone was really good.
     
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  9. SomethingClever Registered Senior Member

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    some lesser known gems:
    -Sin Nombre (I still don't believe it was fiction)
    -The Union (changed the way I view government- this documentary runs deeper than just cannabis)
    -City Island
    -Ben X (Belgian film about an autistic boy--- blew my mind)
    -Love Actually

    Top 3 well-known movies:
    Amelie
    The Patriot (verbally raped by critics, historians, and seemingly everyone--- but unquestionably my favorite movie)
    Good Will Hunting
     
  10. Honeyb35 Registered Member

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    i would prefer finding nemo old but a classic
     
  11. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Saving Ryan's Privates.
     
  12. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Don't you mean "shaving"?
     
  13. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Damn you spotted it.

    Good Will Humping.
     
  14. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Just finished "Ip Man". The story of "Yip" Man, Bruce Lee's Wing Chung instructor. Close - to - accurate portrayal of one of the most influential martial artists of all time. Great action, realistic plotline, and some very important moral and ethical points. My teenage son enjoyed it with me, liked it as well.

    I rank it 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars, despite that it is sub - titled. Dam good flick, historic importance, decent editing and screenplay, good acting for the most part. Some of the usual cornball Chinese Martial Arts cinematography to begin with, but very good overall.
     
  15. birch Valued Senior Member

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    i love that movie apocalypto. it's just awesome and gorgeous and vividly alive.
     
  16. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Yes! Fantastic movie.
     
  17. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    it's "apocalyptica", and i agree. the cinematography and story were very engaging.
     
  18. birch Valued Senior Member

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    i haven't heard of this movie. i meant the '06 movie called apocalypto about the mayan.
     
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    "Captain Blood" today, with Errol Flynn. Black and white, but incredible flick nonetheless. Errol and Olivia are just wonderful, and the epee' duel between Flynn and Rathbone is priceless. Back in the day when they did their own stunt work too.
     
  21. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    My sister lent me The Boat That Rocked. I put off watching it for a while, but I'm glad I got round to it. Based, very loosely, on pirate radio and the government's attempted clamp down in the UK (1960s) it features Bill Nighy at his languid best:

    (Nighy) Quentin: Gentlemen, I have some good news and some bad news. Which would you prefer?
    Thick Kevin: Good news.
    Quentin: Okay. The good news is the engine has exploded and we're all going to die.
    Dave: Hello, Dr Dave, Radio Rock. How is that good news?
    Quentin: I haven't yet told you how we're going to die. That's the bad news.
    Simon: How are we gonna die?
    Quentin: We're going to drown in the freezing waters of the North Sea.
     
  22. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    I love Bill Nighy. 'Still Crazy' being a top bit of Brit Comedy too.
     
  23. universaldistress Extravagantly Introverted ... Valued Senior Member

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    Highlander 2


    Highlander


    Flash Gordon
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    300
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    Sin City

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    12 Monkeys
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    Batman: The Dark Knight
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    Misery
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    Terminator 2 (T2)
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    Terminator

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    Watchmen
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    Planet of the Apes (original)
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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    Unforgiven
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    Predator 2

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    Fight Club
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    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
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    Platoon
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    RoboCop
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    The Fountain

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    Dances with Wolves
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    Braveheart
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    Gremlins
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    Aliens
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    Alien 3

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    Angela
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    Pan's Labyrinth
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    The Hostel
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    The Matrix
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    A History of Violence

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    Scarface
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    Casino Royale
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    Apocalypse Now
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    The Empire Strikes Back
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    Forrest Gump

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    Donnie Darko
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    Chopper
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    A knights tale
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    Goodfellas
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    Interview with the Vampire

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    Enter the Dragon
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    Team America: World Police
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    Happy Gilmore
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles
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    Conan the Barbarian

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    Saving Private Ryan
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    Liar Liar (toilet scene IS the movie)
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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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    Predator
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    Gomorrah
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    Blade Runner

    Heavily flavoured by my youth and by no means definitive, but regardless, all these movies WILL entertain, and can be seen again.
     

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