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Movies that should be Seen

Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:18 pm UTC

What movies should I, or anyone one else, just see? They can be classic, or just really good (or really bad, I suppose).

I apologize if this has been done before.

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:23 pm UTC

In no particular order:

Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Memento
Primer
Requiem for a Dream
Serenity
Armitage III
Princess Mononoke
12 Angry Men
Silent Hill
Jacob's Ladder
Pan's Labyrinth
Strange Days
Donnie Darko
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill vol 1 and 2
Grindhouse
Sin City
The Bourne Series
The Saw Series
The Ring
Seven

Edited to incorporate later additions
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:31 pm UTC

Holy crap, thats a list of somewhere over 10 movies and I havent seen any of them. Or I mightve seen part of serenity but if i was i wasnt paying attention...
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Postby Hench » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

Belial wrote:In no particular order:

Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Memento
Primer
Requiem for a Dream
Serenity
Armitage III
Princess Mononoke
12 Angry Men
Silent Hill
Jacob's Ladder
Pan's Labyrinth
Strange Days


QFT. Also,

The Prestige
Godfather, I & II
The Last Samurai

I'll probably think of more later.

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

Holy crap, thats a list of somewhere over 10 movies and I havent seen any of them. Or I mightve seen part of serenity but if i was i wasnt paying attention...


S....seriously? Jesus Christ, what are you still doing here? GO! RENT!

Oh, and let me add:

The Bourne Series (Identity, Supremacy, Ultimatum)
Ghost Dog
Sin City
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Postby Mairead » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:36 pm UTC

Allow me to add:
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Lost in Translation
Amelie

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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:37 pm UTC

Belial wrote:S....seriously? Jesus Christ, what are you still doing here? GO! RENT!


Mainly because I dont watch movies all that much really unless other people are watching it too, and its interesting, and there isnt some more interesting computer thing to do.

But I will make sure to fix this situation...
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Postby MurdocRocks » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:37 pm UTC

Belial wrote:In no particular order:

Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Memento
Primer
Requiem for a Dream
Serenity
Armitage III
Princess Mononoke
12 Angry Men
Silent Hill
Jacob's Ladder
Pan's Labyrinth
Strange Days


How did that get in there?

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Postby the Cow » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:38 pm UTC

Apocalypse Now - the original release, not the director's cut. Should be seen on a screen large enough that no portion of "not movie" remains in the visual field.

Lawrence of Arabia
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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:39 pm UTC

I've only seen four of all those mentioned.. dang. I should go to Blockbuster (or the internet). My Movie knowledge is limited...

(for the record, those are Serenity, Sin City, Donnie Darko, and Pan's Labyrinth)

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:39 pm UTC

Mairead wrote:Allow me to add:
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko


Quoted for agreement

More additions:

Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2
Reservoir Dogs
Grindhouse

MurdocRocks wrote:How did that get in there?


Because I thought it captured the atmosphere of those games quite well, and I *loved* those games.
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Postby Phenriz » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:40 pm UTC

MurdocRocks wrote:
Belial wrote:In no particular order:

Fight Club
Boondock Saints
Memento
Primer
Requiem for a Dream
Serenity
Armitage III
Princess Mononoke
12 Angry Men
Silent Hill
Jacob's Ladder
Pan's Labyrinth
Strange Days


How did that get in there?


It captures the spirit of the game well, and it's one of the best video game to film adaptations. Plus i like it.

also add: 12 Monkies
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Postby OCR » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:41 pm UTC

Full Metal Jacket
Rushmore
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Capote

All are very different genres, but quality.

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:41 pm UTC

It captures the spirit of the game well, and it's one of the best video game to film adaptations. Plus i like it.


And, like the games, it left me unable to sleep for quite some time.

In the spirit of movies that did that to me:

The Ring.

Also, more additions:

Saw I, II, and III
Seven
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Postby Mairead » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:42 pm UTC

Phenriz wrote:also add: 12 Monkies


Seconded.

And also Blade Runner! A must see!

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Postby Mother Superior » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:43 pm UTC

Mairead wrote:Allow me to add:
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Lost in Translation
Amelie


And:
Adaptation
Dr Strangelove
A Clockwork Orange
Blade Runner
K-PAX
Silence of the Lambs
O brother where art thou
Revolver
Snatch
Trainspotting
A nightmare before christmas

And lots more I can't think of now.
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Postby space_raptor » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:44 pm UTC

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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

Of all the movies Belial listed I've only seen one...12 Angry Men. The original. I've seen parts of the remake. It wasn't as good.

Other movies to see:

Classic:

    Wizard of Oz
    Citizen Kane
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The Haunting
    It's A Wonderful Life (at Christmas)

"New" Movies:
    All Harry Potter movies
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
    A Christmas Story (at Christmas)
    The Breakfast Club
    Ghostbusters I & II
    Schindler's List
    Braveheart
    All Jurassic Park movies (gotta know all about velociraptors donchaknow)
    Office Space
    Beetlejuice
    Fried Green Tomatoes
    Forrest Gump
    Apollo 13
    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

Animation:
    All classic Disney movies
    Any movie by Miyazaki



Those are the only ones I could come up with at the moment.
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Postby Hench » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:45 pm UTC

More!

Equilibrium
War of the Worlds (2005)
The Shawshank Redemption
Collateral
Snatch

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Postby Mairead » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:46 pm UTC

The Shawshank Redempition
Leon
Collateral
The Seven Samurai

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:46 pm UTC

Shit, how did I forget Equilibrium?
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:48 pm UTC

Well I have seen a fair few of the ones mentioned now atleast... anyway I need to sleep and I'll stop spamming up the forums.
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Postby Hench » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:48 pm UTC

Just thought of two more.

Red Dragon
Hannibal

(Pretty much anything with Ed Norton or Anthony Hopkins.)

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Postby OCR » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:51 pm UTC

Belial wrote:Shit, how did I forget Equilibrium?


I always forget to recommend Equilibrium. Then when someone thumbs through my DVD's, and asks about it I have to reply only the greatest movie ever and forget about recommending it again. It's a shame it never wasn't a major theatre release.

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:52 pm UTC

And it's a shame that the director fired his fight choreographer, and went on to make ::shudder:: Ultraviolet.
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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:55 pm UTC

the best new movies I've seen in a recent time (say... a year?) are Hot Fuzz, Pan's Labyrinth, and Children of Men (NPO).

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Postby Phenriz » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:57 pm UTC

Children of Men was good.

No mention of The Matrix, i still love those movies.
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Postby Hench » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

the LOTR trilogy = win.
Oh, and the original Star Wars trilogy

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Postby niko7865 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

Mairead wrote:Allow me to add:
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Lost in Translation
Amelie


Amelie is amazing.
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Postby space_raptor » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:59 pm UTC

No movie thread would be complete, of course, without... STARSHIP TROOPERS.


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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:01 pm UTC

oops. Just read the anti-post your face thread, and all is explained. Now I will leave these forums forever to avoid more headaches... ow.

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Postby robinberghuys » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:03 pm UTC

I'd like to add:

The Life of David Gale
Thank You For Smoking

I really can't think of more right now..
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Postby Mairead » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:07 pm UTC

niko7865 wrote:
Mairead wrote:Allow me to add:
Pulp Fiction
Donnie Darko
Lost in Translation
Amelie


Amelie is amazing.


It's one of those films that afterwards you feel like you can never be sad again.

Oh, and the life of David Gale is brilliant.
Another movie that I think is good-but-a-lot-of-other-people-don't is Big Fish.

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Postby Oort » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:16 pm UTC

Snakes on a Plane.

Seriously, it rocks. It was great.

You probably shouldn't watch the entire list, just pick movies of the genres you like. Or, if you have a lot of free time, DO watch the entire list.

Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead
Lord of the Rings series
Star Wars series
Matrix 1 (and 2-3 if you like it)
Blade 1 (the others suck)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-just watched it yesterday.
Serenity
Batman Begins
Spirited Away
Grindhouse
Dr. Strangelove
Ghostbusters
I, Robot
The Incredibles
MIB
Planet of the Apes
Rat Race
Batman (the original movie starring Adam West)
X-Men 1-2
Jumanji
The Jungle Book
The Lion King
Mulan
Hercules
Mean Girls
2001: A Space Odyssey
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Groundhog Day
An Inconvenient Truth
Mars Attacks!
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Princess Bride <-----Very important
Fiddler on the Roof ------Prett darn good, for a musical

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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:35 pm UTC

^ good list (mostly).
Princess Bride = Much Win.
same gos for Groundhog Day and Mars Attacks...
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Postby Mother Superior » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:38 pm UTC

I have to point it out again just because it is so great: Adaptation. Best screenplay in history, and Nicolas Cage is fuckin' brilliant in it.
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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:39 pm UTC

* searches on wikipedia*

EDIT: by the way, Being John Malkovich was kind of interesting.

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Postby scowdich » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:42 pm UTC

I'm gonna go ahead and say The Game, because it was quite clever at times and I just made everyone lose.

Also the Die Hard trilogy, for reasons that should be obvious.

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Postby Oort » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:43 pm UTC

I didn't like Being John Malkovich. It was good for 15 minutes and then it went downhill. But maybe that's just me.


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