Looking For Some New Movies (in Off-topic)
May 21 2007 7:52 PM EDT
For the longest time now I've been in search of a hobby. I finally decided today I can take up movie-watching as a hobby. XD. So I need some suggestions for films I can watch. I'm not really a big fan of horror movies.
Here's a list of the movies I've seen in the last few months that I liked:
American History X
A Clockwork Orange
Requiem for a Dream
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Do The Right Thing
Get Gladiator onto that list ASAP! :)
Enemy at the Gates is an excellent movie as well, and if you like anime, or Final Fantasy, then Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children was great as well.
May 21 2007 8:10 PM EDT
The next films I'm gonna check out are Pulp Fiction and Shaun of the Dead. I'll give Gladiator a try too. I saw Advent Children and it wasn't a really big deal to me. And Enemy at the Gates sounds like Pearl Harbor, which was a dumb movie.
May 21 2007 8:36 PM EDT
See "Twelve Angry Men" if you can find it. It was released in 1957.
Grandma's Boy, Half Baked, and Office Space are a must have for any movie collection. :)
May 21 2007 8:57 PM EDT
Kingdom of Heaven. Buy the dvd with the unedited director's cut (its over 3 hours).
May 21 2007 9:50 PM EDT
Enemy at the Gates is not like Pearl Harbor... it's much better...
It's based on a true story, but since other movies before it (Saving Private Ryan in particular) stole the scene which would have been the movies true ending... I won't go into it, so you can see the movie and not be angry with the ending...
May 21 2007 9:52 PM EDT
Monty Python in the Quest for the Holy Grail...
A Time to Kill...
To Kill A Mockingbird...
The Princess Bride...
Watch those, they are some of the best, and I doubt anyone will say much differently.
Bad Boys I & II
May 22 2007 12:27 AM EDT
Pieces of April
In the Company of Men
Kicking & Screaming (the one without Will Ferrell)
Hedwig & the Angry Inch
Run Lola Run
The Last Supper
Six Degrees of Separation
Year of Living Dangerously
Waiting For Guffman
Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels
Big Trouble in Little China
Feel free to CM me if you want details of tone or genre for any of these, but IMDB is likely your best friend. *smile*
May 22 2007 12:28 AM EDT
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (my favorite Python film)
May 22 2007 12:30 AM EDT
I'll second Twelve Angry Men, Shaun of the Dead, and Princess Bride.
Reservoir Dogs is fun, too.
(Avoid Starship Troopers II like the plague. In fact, try harder to evade it than you would the plague.)
I also second ''Big Trouble in Little China ''
Kurt Russell rocks.
V for Vendetta is the only movie I can really put it. :P I don't watch movies very much, but I enjoyed V for Vendetta quite a bit.
May 22 2007 2:32 AM EDT
Kung Fu Hustle is a necessity.
May 22 2007 2:47 AM EDT
I 2nd the monty python stuff.
and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels! Awesome movie, so is Snatch!
May 22 2007 2:48 AM EDT
A few of those films you list are particular favourites of mine. So I'd take a guess that you'd like a few of the other films I really like. Hope so! But what you should also do is just watch anything - some of the best films I've seen were a complete surprise. I didn't know anything about them, in some instances just liked the title of the film!
City of Lost Children
Being John Malkovich
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Grosse Point Blank
The Royal Tennenbaums
Lost In Translation
Stranger Than Fiction
The Usual Suspects
Children Of Men
Lady In The Water
May 22 2007 3:10 AM EDT
If you're going to go the Kurt Russell route, might I add Tango & Cash... B-movie brilliance
I agree with the support for Enemy at the Gates... and excellent movie and not just because of the head shots (though really, why would you shoot someone anywhere else?)
I've also been a long time supporter of Last of the Mohicans
Of course when I was younger I lived on a steady diet of Jaws, and Rocky IV
Jaws is something of a classic; and Rocky IV? Well it's better than Rocky V at least.
Intro to Cinema, Cinephile's Pandect
It's a Wonderful Life
To Kill A Mockingbird
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Grapes of Wrath
The Bridge on the River Kwai
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Right Stuff
In the Heat of the Night
The Shawshank Redemption
The Wizard of Oz
Field of Dreams
Lawrence of Arabia
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
On the Waterfront
12 Angry Men
Gone with the Wind
The African Queen
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Bridges of Madison County
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
North by Northwest
The French Connection
Raider's of the Lost Ark
A Clockwork Orange
The Maltese Falcon
Dial M for Murder
All the President's Men
Cape Fear (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Magnificent 7
The Omen (1976)
Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Full Metal Jacket
Meet Joe Black
The Color Purple
Dead Poets Society
The Killing Fields
A Raisin in the Sun
An Officer and a Gentleman
Cool Hand Luke
Driving Miss Daisy
Thelma and Louise
The 10 Commandments
Stand & Deliver
A Beautiful Mind
Searching for Bobby Fischer
West Side Story
An Affair to Remember
Sleepless in Seattle
My Fair Lady
The King & I (1956)
All About Eve
Out of Africa
From Here to Eternity
When Harry Met Sally
Splendor in the Grass
Shakespeare in Love
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Streetcar Named Desire
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Some Like It Hot
When you've finished with these we can do "by genre". ;)
(Good to know: Only 13 of the above are flagged by the spellchecker!)
May 22 2007 4:57 AM EDT
ooh Bast throws some classics on the table.
I'll throw a few on there too
To Have And Have Not
The Third Man
A Fistful Of Dollars
A Few Dollars More
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
The Godfather 2
The Man Who Would Be King
A Boy And His Dog
The Quiet Man
The Wild Bunch
Play Misty For Me
May 22 2007 5:16 AM EDT
The Long Good Friday
Get Carter (1971)
The Name Of The Rose
The Big Sleep
Run Lola Run
The Devil Rides Out
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
An American Werewolf In London
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Big Heat
1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. The God Father (all of them)
May 22 2007 6:40 AM EDT
Only Sut (I might have guessed) has come up with Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels so far. If you watch nothing else then watch it twice as the 2nd time around you'll catch so much more of the movie that you missed first time.
I'd also suggest Trainspotting, the movie and not the hobby :p
May 22 2007 6:42 AM EDT
Snatch is a better movie IMO than Lock, Stock.
But Trainspotting is excellent!
May 22 2007 6:59 AM EDT
I 2nded it! both!
May 22 2007 7:43 AM EDT
Not many here listed that I haven't seen.
Layer Cake = 4 Layer Cake, I believe
Men in Black I & II
Dusk to Dawn
Fast and Furious
Night at the Museum
Don't Say a Word
Run Lola Run
Watching movies is already a hobby of mine. :)
What i usually do, is watch all the movies from an actor that I like, then work around with films by Genre that I haven't seen yet.
Enemy at The Gates isn't even remotely close to Pearl Harbour, how a film about the best Russian sniper facing up against the best German sniper has any resemblance to a film about the Japanese invading an island I don't know.
Enemy at The Gates is far deeper and is more about treachery and mind games than explosions. There are a few obviously gory deaths but they have to show the deadly accuracy without remorse.
It's a very good film, well produced, great acting all around, especially from Jude Law and I'd highly recommend it as at least 50x better than Pearl Harbour in my opinion.
May 22 2007 12:19 PM EDT
"I agree with the support for Enemy at the Gates... and excellent movie and not just because of the head shots (though really, why would you shoot someone anywhere else?) "
With a sniper rifle, it doesn't matter where you hit them... they are dead. Shoot em in the leg? Bye bye leg... bye bye blood reserves...
Samurai I, II, and III (Story of Miyamoto Musashi starring Toshiro Mifune, king of the Japanese Samurai films...)
Seven Samurai (Don't bother with Magnificent Seven, it's a remake of Seven Samurai and while it's good, it's nowhere near the brilliance of Akira Kurosawa, and it stars again, Toshiro Mifune...)
Yojimbo (Don't bother with Fistful of Dollars or Last Man Standing, as they are remakes of Yojimbo and again, they come nowhere near the brilliance of Akira Kurosawa... starring... hold on... let me look up the name, I know I've seen him before in something... oh yeah... Toshiro Mifune... King of the Japanese Samurai films...)
Star Wars IV, V, and VI... (Of course... these movies were inspired by The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa) in which the movie followed two minor characters (who are actually the movies main characters...) and if you have Star Wars knowledge like mine it won't be a shock when I tell you this... The main characters in the Star Wars Nine-tuplet are C-3PO and R2-D2... the only characters appearing in all nine original scripts... So...
Let me shorten this whole thing...
Akira Kurosawa is the best director ever... watch all of it.
May 22 2007 12:54 PM EDT
would be easier to pick if u ask by wat type of movie comedy horror war action etc..anyway i suggest training day and kill bill since u like american history x and fight club.
Seen the Road warrior ?Maybe Angel heart . A lot of people hated that last one but I really liked it .
May 22 2007 1:53 PM EDT
Just browse around and check the top 250 movies all time... :)
May 22 2007 2:43 PM EDT
Darren Aronofsky has done it again. Truly astonishing..
May 22 2007 4:02 PM EDT
The Fountain.. that was the movie I was thinking of...
May 23 2007 10:12 PM EDT
Oh, and adding to my own list, I saw Cool Hand Luke and Sherrybaby, both of which I liked. The next movie on my list to watch is Pulp Fiction.
Looks like we have a failure to communicate!!!
May 23 2007 10:32 PM EDT
Actually, the more I think about it, the more I realize I really, really, really like Cool Hand Luke. It's gotta be Top 5, easy. Although the ending was really, really sad. :(
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