Looking For Some New Movies (in Off-topic)

MissingNo 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:

Fight Club
American History X
Primal Fear
A Clockwork Orange
Donnie Darko
Requiem for a Dream
Spider-Man 2
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Do The Right Thing

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] May 21 2007 7:58 PM EDT

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.

MissingNo 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.

Sir Woot May 21 2007 8:36 PM EDT

See "Twelve Angry Men" if you can find it. It was released in 1957.

TheHatchetman May 21 2007 8:38 PM EDT

Grandma's Boy, Half Baked, and Office Space are a must have for any movie collection. :)

Nerevas May 21 2007 8:57 PM EDT

Kingdom of Heaven. Buy the dvd with the unedited director's cut (its over 3 hours).

GO PATS 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...

GO PATS May 21 2007 9:52 PM EDT

Monty Python in the Quest for the Holy Grail...
A Time to Kill...
To Kill A Mockingbird...
Easy Rider...
The Princess Bride...

Watch those, they are some of the best, and I doubt anyone will say much differently.

[RX3]Cotillion May 21 2007 11:11 PM EDT

Bad Boys I & II
Blue Streak
5th Element

QBsutekh137 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
The Professional
The Believer
Raising Arizona
Dead Alive
Six Degrees of Separation
Year of Living Dangerously
Waiting For Guffman
Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels
Bottle Rocket
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*

QBsutekh137 May 22 2007 12:28 AM EDT

Oh, and:

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (my favorite Python film)

QBsutekh137 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.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 22 2007 12:36 AM EDT

Starship Troopers!

(Avoid Starship Troopers II like the plague. In fact, try harder to evade it than you would the plague.)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 22 2007 12:36 AM EDT

I also second ''Big Trouble in Little China ''

Kurt Russell rocks.

Tyriel [123456789] May 22 2007 12:41 AM EDT

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.

QBOddBird May 22 2007 2:32 AM EDT

Kung Fu Hustle is a necessity.

Flamey 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!

QBJohnnywas 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
The Hitcher
Near Dark
Sin City
Stranger Than Fiction
The Usual Suspects
Baron Munchausen
The Prestige
Children Of Men
Lady In The Water

Happy viewing!

Lochnivar 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.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] May 22 2007 3:42 AM EDT

Intro to Cinema, Cinephile's Pandect

Citizen Kane
It's a Wonderful Life
To Kill A Mockingbird
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Grapes of Wrath
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Norma Rae
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
Forrest Gump
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)
Psycho (1960)
The Exorcist
Annie Hall
North by Northwest
The Birds
The French Connection
Rosemary's Baby
Raider's of the Lost Ark
Rear Window
A Clockwork Orange
The Maltese Falcon
The Shining
The Deerhunter
Dirty Harry
Dial M for Murder
Raging Bull
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)
Dracula (1931)
Body Heat
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
Mississippi Burning
The 10 Commandments
Stand & Deliver
Hotel Rwanda
A Beautiful Mind
Searching for Bobby Fischer
West Side Story
Roman Holiday
An Affair to Remember
Sleepless in Seattle
My Fair Lady
The King & I (1956)
Easy Rider
All About Eve
Moulin Rouge
Out of Africa
From Here to Eternity
Pretty Woman
When Harry Met Sally
Splendor in the Grass
The Graduate
Shakespeare in Love
Breakfast at Tiffany's
A Streetcar Named Desire
The Sheik
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Some Like It Hot
Dr. Strangelove

When you've finished with these we can do "by genre". ;)

(Good to know: Only 13 of the above are flagged by the spellchecker!)

QBJohnnywas May 22 2007 4:57 AM EDT

ooh Bast throws some classics on the table.

I'll throw a few on there too

Double Indemnity
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
The Godfather 2
Midnight Cowboy
Silent Running
American Graffiti
The Sting
The Man Who Would Be King
A Boy And His Dog
The Warriors
Rio Grande
Rio Bravo
The Quiet Man
The Wild Bunch
Play Misty For Me

QBJohnnywas May 22 2007 5:16 AM EDT

The Long Good Friday
Get Carter (1971)
The Name Of The Rose
LA Confidential
The Big Sleep
Millers Crossing
Run Lola Run
Layer Cake
The Devil Rides Out
The Thing
Soylent Green
Planet Of The Apes (1968)
An American Werewolf In London
Brief Encounter
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
The Big Heat

Adminedyit [Superheros] May 22 2007 5:33 AM EDT

1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
2. Full Metal Jacket
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. The God Father (all of them)
5. Fletch

AdminG Beee 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

QBJohnnywas May 22 2007 6:42 AM EDT

Snatch is a better movie IMO than Lock, Stock.

But Trainspotting is excellent!

Flamey May 22 2007 6:59 AM EDT

I 2nded it! both!

Mikel May 22 2007 7:43 AM EDT

Not many here listed that I haven't seen.
Layer Cake = 4 Layer Cake, I believe
Independence Day
Men in Black I & II
Dusk to Dawn
The Pacifier
Bruce Almighty
Inside Man
Deja Vu
Pan's Labyrinth
Fast and Furious
Walking Tall
Night Shift
Night at the Museum
Edward Scissorhands
Girl Interrupted
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.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 22 2007 9:59 AM EDT

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.

GO PATS 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.

chelon 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.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 22 2007 1:17 PM EDT

Seen the Road warrior ?Maybe Angel heart . A lot of people hated that last one but I really liked it .

AdminShade May 22 2007 1:53 PM EDT


Just browse around and check the top 250 movies all time... :)

IndependenZ May 22 2007 2:43 PM EDT

The Fountain

Darren Aronofsky has done it again. Truly astonishing..

MissingNo May 22 2007 4:02 PM EDT

The Fountain.. that was the movie I was thinking of...

MissingNo 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.

[RX3]Cotillion May 23 2007 10:30 PM EDT

Looks like we have a failure to communicate!!!

MissingNo 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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