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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby pieaholicx » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:34 pm UTC

My personal list (may or may not contain repeats):

Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del fauno)
The Prestige
300
The Illusionist
Secret Window
Edward Scissorhands
Stardust
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Léon (The Professional)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saw (series)
Lord of the Rings (series)
Dogma
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Saving Private Ryan (best D-Day scene I've ever seen)
Children of Men
Shoot 'em up
Silent Hill
Superbad
El Mariachi (for the love of god, watch it in spanish with subtitles) + Desperado + Once Upon a Time in Mexico

That's all I got for now.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby EdgarJPublius » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:41 pm UTC

Trying to avoid Repeats Here:
Blood Diamond (seriously? Nobody mentioned this? Whats wrong with you people?)
ChinaTown
Jet Li's Hero
28 days later (again, how could you have missed this one?)
Dr. No
Goldfinger
Goldeneye (If you watch no other James Bond Movies, watch these three and Casino Royale)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Mallick is an artist, and this is his masterpiece among masterpieces)
The Whole Nine Yards (but only if you immediately also watch:)
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Morphing Ball » Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:01 pm UTC

EdgarJPublius wrote:Trying to avoid Repeats Here:
Blood Diamond (seriously? Nobody mentioned this? Whats wrong with you people?)
ChinaTown
Jet Li's Hero
28 days later (again, how could you have missed this one?)
Dr. No
Goldfinger
Goldeneye (If you watch no other James Bond Movies, watch these three and Casino Royale)
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Mallick is an artist, and this is his masterpiece among masterpieces)
The Whole Nine Yards (but only if you immediately also watch:)
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I've seen these, but it's been ages since I've see Goldeneye. Chinatown is obviously awesome.

I haven't seen 28 Days Later; unfortunately, I saw 28 Weeks first and I pretty much hated it.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Malice » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:31 am UTC

I haven't seen Weeks, but Days is by a different (and better) director, with somewhat of a different style (less emphasis on gore and violence, more emphasis on mood and atmosphere) so give it a shot.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Narsil » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:01 pm UTC

28 Weeks Later sucked Ass.

If the movie had been half as awesome as the promotional posters, it would have been pure win. But as it stands, they really phoned this one in, and left it wide open for 28 Months Later or some crap like that in another year.
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Postby Jesse » Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:04 pm UTC

28 Weeks Later wins for the scene involving Wembley Stadium. Because damn, it was freaky seeing the grass overgrown.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Sum Ergo Sum » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

I'm kind of surprised that nobody has mentioned the Triplets of Belleville. Watch it. Words alone cannot describe it's amount of awesomeness.

Also, yeah, Fight Club, the Prestige, The Shawshank Redemption, Labyrinth, etc.

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Postby DirkDelDiablo » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:41 pm UTC

MurdocRocks wrote:
Belial wrote:Silent Hill


How did that get in there?



THANK YOU!

Also, to add a few I didn't notice on my quick browsing of the thread:

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Oldboy
Ran
Seven Samurai
Planet Terror
Death Proof
Revenger's Tragedy
12 Monkeys
Seven
A Few Good Men
Dr. Strangelove
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
Mirrormask
Where the Buffalo Roam
V for Vendetta
Seven String Samurai
Silent Horror (go indie films go!)
Bubba Ho-Tep
Domino
The Big Lebowski
Fulltime Killer
The Killer
Ghost in the Shell (and Innocence)
Nausica of the Valley of the Wind
The Cat Returns
Man on Fire

EDIT: Okay, just found Oldboy on someone else's list, but that movie is worth mentioning AT LEAST twice.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Rodan » Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

I'm pissed that Death Proof and Planet Terror are released/though tof as two different movies. I want to see them together!
(should have gone to the theatre... :/)

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Narsil » Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:05 am UTC

Oh it was an experience to be had at the theater, especially when everyone in the theater is a huge Tarantino fan.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Pai » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:49 am UTC

Run Lola Run hasn't been mentioned here yet?

Tragic! =0

The Princess and the Warrior was also interesting. Tom Tykwer is one of my favorite directors, he always has a weird spin to his movies.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Malice » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:50 am UTC

Narsil wrote:Oh it was an experience to be had at the theater, especially when everyone in the theater is a huge Tarantino fan.


I've seen that movie twice. The first time was at midnight in a shitty little theater packed to the brim with college students. The last reel of the movie was wonderfully, transcendently out of focus.
The second time was actually in an Alamo Drafthouse, which is the best place in the world to watch any movie, but which is especially good for Grindhouse because it's IN the movie. :D

By the way, I'm currently compiling a list of the movies in this thread; at the very least it'll help prevent future duplicates.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Biskitty » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:32 pm UTC

Stuff I like (a pretty comprehenisve, but un-alphabetised, list):

Delicatessen
Goodbye Lenin
Central Station
Zatoichi
Romeo & Juliet
Lost in Translation
Summer of Sam
The Piano Teacher
Requiem for a Dream
Battle Royale
Filthy Earth
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Big Lebowski
Girl Interrupted
The Secretary
Audition
Se7en
Lady Vengeance
Falcons
Los Debutantes
Sympathy For Mr Vengeance
Sideways
Spun
A Very Long Engagement
The Station Agent
Dark Water
Taxi
Dirty Pretty Things
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Hard Candy
The Way of The Gun
Ong Bak
The Team
Office Space
Hidden
21 Grams
Raising Arizona
Murderball
American Psycho
Gattaca
Hedwig and The Angry Inch
Switchblade Romance
Primer
The Village
Somersault
Joanna
Proposition
Kung Fu Hustle
Boys Don’t Cry
Sin City
Stealing Beauty
40 Year Old Virgin
Brick
The Fisher King
Swimming Pool
Pan’s Labyrinth
The Pianist
Downfall
Machinist
Piggy banks
Paradise Lost
Corporation
Wicker Park
Crash

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Postby jamesusillxd » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:05 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?


Sorry im about five pages late... But That is one of my favorit films i guess it depends on weather you "Get" it from playing the games...

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby MrSomeone » Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:52 pm UTC

I don't think I saw The Truman Show mentioned... so I'm going to add that for now.

I'll probably look through the posts again later and see what else wasn't mentioned already.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby MaximoBean » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:35 pm UTC

Garden State
Hallam Foe
The Breakfast Club
Closer
Children of Men

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Rodan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:48 am UTC

I'm actually watching 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time at this very moment.
Besides being incredibly slow, it is quite awesome.

EDIT: wow. What an odd ending. I can't tell if it's awesome, or if I hate it.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby ishikiri » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:04 pm UTC

Not enough people (only 1 i could see) have mentioed Layer Cake.

Drug dealing, a ridiculous amount of plot twists and the Irish fella from star trek; what more do you want?

Ganster number 1 and I'll sleep when I'm dead are also super good and both have Malcolm McDowell doin' what he does best: Rapin' folks.
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Postby parkaboy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:37 pm UTC

I'm going to throw out History Boys. i just finished it 5 minutes ago. Not everyone is going to like it, its pretty... well i'm tempted to say its boring b/c its about a group of boys in the 80s studying to get into Oxford and Cambridge but I liked it anyway. its set in 83 so the musics good anyway. i giggled a few times at the soundtrack selections ^_^
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Cecilie » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:06 am UTC

8 femmes is great, and is the only film I can think of off the top of my head that hasn't been mentioned already.

I'm seconding anyone who has mentioned The Departed, any Tarantino movies, Out of the Past and The Lion King (you can never be too old for cartoons. Never.)

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Narsil » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:04 am UTC

Rodan wrote:I'm actually watching 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time at this very moment.
Besides being incredibly slow, it is quite awesome.

EDIT: wow. What an odd ending. I can't tell if it's awesome, or if I hate it.

Don't worry, it was awesome.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby headprogrammingczar » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:17 pm UTC

I'm surprised that it took 5 pages to mention The Illusionist. It is an extremely intense mystery, and much better than The Prestige. The Illusionist is made even better by the fact that almost all of the plot twists in that movie were speculation, rather than concrete revelations.
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Postby Jesse » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:37 pm UTC

I just could not bring myself to like The Illusionist, something about it just never quite worked for me.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Narsil » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:53 pm UTC

The Prestige always bugged me a bit. The ending was cool, but it seemed a bit deus ex machina. There was all this normal crap going on and then all of a sudden, BOOM wheee we're a sci-fi movie now and Tesla was right about everything!
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Angelene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:43 pm UTC

The Prestige is overrated imo...I'd have preferred it to have been more realistic in its magic, rather than sheer ridiculous fantasy...if that makes any sense? Also, The Illusionist was a ridiculously poor film, it seemed like they ran out of time in the end and so just tied up all loose ends in ten mins, and I didn't even consider any of the plot turns twists and they were all so horribly obvious. Ugh. Terrible film.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Zohar » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:42 pm UTC

Really? I hated The Prestige. On top of being entirely boring to me, I found it ridiculous.

Also, it's obvious they should have named it "Batman Vs. Wolverine".

As for The Illusionist, while I didn't think it's was the best movie ever, it was enjoyable and I adored the style of the movie.
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Postby Angelene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:33 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Really? I hated The Prestige. On top of being entirely boring to me, I found it ridiculous.

Also, it's obvious they should have named it "Batman Vs. Wolverine".

As for The Illusionist, while I didn't think it's was the best movie ever, it was enjoyable and I adored the style of the movie.


The Illusionist was pretty, sure, but meh...I've seen Norton so much better, too, and Jessica Biel just annoys me.

I really really really want to see a "Batman Vs. Wolverine" now.
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Postby Zohar » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:33 pm UTC

Batman would surely win.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Angelene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:53 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Batman would surely win.


I wouldn't be so sure, Batman is a mere mortal, after all.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Morphing Ball » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:23 am UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:
Zohar wrote:Batman would surely win.


I wouldn't be so sure, Batman is a mere mortal, after all.

Wolverine is mortal, it would just take an some pretty extreme damage to overcome Wolverine's adamantium composition and healing factor.

I'm thinking you'd need some sort of nuclear explosion.

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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Rodan » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:54 am UTC

I'm going to ignore the Wolverine/Batman debate, as it would lead to a rant I've made many, many times already,
so instead I'll just throw Dr Strangelove (Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) out there, which I just saw recently.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Angelene » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:14 am UTC

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CaraInFrames wrote:
Zohar wrote:Batman would surely win.


I wouldn't be so sure, Batman is a mere mortal, after all.

Wolverine is mortal, it would just take an some pretty extreme damage to overcome Wolverine's adamantium composition and healing factor.

I'm thinking you'd need some sort of nuclear explosion.


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Wolverine is most certainly not mortal...at least not in the sense that Batman is a mere mortal...Wolverine is a mutant, hence the healing factor. Anyway, sorry, this is all sooooo off topic.

Everyone should see...X Men?
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Postby paperbird » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:19 am UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Everyone should see...X Men?
totally, really good marvel movies are rare...

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Postby Narsil » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:38 am UTC

paperbird wrote:
CaraInFrames wrote:Everyone should see...X Men?
totally, really good marvel movies are rare...

Go See Ghost Rider!

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Postby no-genius » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

Malice wrote:I haven't seen Weeks, but Days is by a different (and better) director...

I thought it was the same one? :shock:

and Weeks Days is good. It has Godspeed in the ST. (Haven't seen weeks yet)
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Postby EvanED » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Everyone should see...X Men?

And X-Men 2, which I think is the best in the series. If you liked the first two, X-Men 3 as well. Not as good as either of the first two, but still very much worth watching if you thought the first couple were good.

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Postby Angelene » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:05 pm UTC

EvanED wrote:
CaraInFrames wrote:Everyone should see...X Men?

And X-Men 2, which I think is the best in the series. If you liked the first two, X-Men 3 as well. Not as good as either of the first two, but still very much worth watching if you thought the first couple were good.


Ah well I loved the three films, even the third which doesn't seem to be as popular as the other two. They just made my soul soar a bit, I guess.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby xenuphobia » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:11 pm UTC

The thing about the third one is that they totally raped the comics' storylines. Phoenix wasn't Jean Grey's "evil alternate personality," she was a freaking cosmic being that devoured SUNS. Come on. Leech also wasn't some bald kid in a hospital somewhere, he was a member of the Morlocks living underneath the sewers. The mutant "cure" is supposed to be a brainwashing program for Apocalypse to gain servants. Archangel didn't hate being a mutant and he certainly didn't cut off his own wings to appease his father, he was supposed to be part of the core team. I understand you can't go for complete accuracy when you're doing this stuff, but if you're going to lift material from the comics it should at least resemble the source material, not completely rewrite it. Ugh.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Angelene » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:42 pm UTC

xenuphobia wrote:Archangel didn't hate being a mutant and he certainly didn't cut off his own wings to appease his father, he was supposed to be part of the core team.



Wait, what? In the film, Archangel cut off his wings? Nay, he tried and failed. I'd rather have seen him play a bigger role, but I imagine he will yet.

<edit> Also, I'm not a comic book devotee so I could enjoy the films on their own merits rather than be taunted by the differences and disloyalty to the original concept.
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Re: Movies that should be Seen

Postby Nexus_1101 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:44 pm UTC

i will say that almost all of the films in this tread are top notch apart from a few exceptions, and that i am to lazy to type out the 'best of' the films i like.
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