Find a good film - win 50K (in Contests)
July 13 2007 6:09 PM EDT
Okay I use one of those services that deliver dvds in the post like rentals and ive about a week left free of it, I have however already run out of all the films ive been meaning to watch and am now stuck.
So could you please suggest films to watch :)
If i've seen it i'll simply just add it to the list that I'll post of those seen.
First one to suggest a film I haven't seen and is worth watching (imo) wins 50K, possibly more if it's really good.
Please don't post more than one film per person
thank you! (hopefully)
Labrynth. (don't confuse with Pan's Labyrinth) (and that's how it is spelled)
July 13 2007 6:40 PM EDT
One of my favourite films that I've watched this past year or so - also from one of those online dvd rental things - was The Prestige. Christopher Nolan - who directed Memento and the last Batman film - doing what he does best and confusing the hell out of me. I'm one of those irritating people who normally spots what's coming in a movie. This one had me guessing right up until the end.
July 13 2007 6:46 PM EDT
July 13 2007 6:51 PM EDT
Awesome movie few have seen or heard of. Check out the cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, James Gandolfini, Elias Koteas & more.
I'm afraid to tell you much about the movie as it would ruin the experience of it. The summary on the link I gave you really doesn't say anything at all. Basically, its a fantasy psychological thriller. Rest assured it is _awesome_.
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy (To get ready for Bourne Ultimatum coming this August)
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
Enemy at the Gates
Or you could have fun and watch Johnnywas, =P I watched that a while ago, but couldn't understand Vinny Jones' strong accent that well.
July 13 2007 6:56 PM EDT
All great films, seen them all so far though :/
Seen list (so don't recommend) :
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July 13 2007 7:01 PM EDT
July 13 2007 7:01 PM EDT
We We're Soldiers
Die Hard 1,2 and 3
Schindlers List (sp?)
I have millions more If these don't help, Let me know.. I own over 200 DVD's..
July 13 2007 7:15 PM EDT
July 13 2007 7:17 PM EDT
Hable con ella (Talk to Her) by Almodovar is a great film
I recommend you see it
July 13 2007 7:52 PM EDT
Layer Cake - http://imdb.com/title/tt0375912/
July 13 2007 7:54 PM EDT
I have a great one that many have not seen.called "Blood in ....... blood out" directed by Taylor Hackford.I have the director's cut which is a little longer but an excellent movie either way.
some other movies that are great as reminders in case you might not have seen them are: Fight Club,Saving Private Ryan,Basic,Swordfish,Pay it Forward,Life as a House,I am Sam,Butterfly Effect,Seven,The Usual Suspects.
Conan the Barbarian.
July 13 2007 8:00 PM EDT
Where's my 50k for Children of Men?
Or for Equilibrium?
July 13 2007 8:16 PM EDT
Here are some movies I would suggest.
Unbreakable (better then Sixth Sense IMO)
The Devil's Rejects (very violent and bloody)
Dog Soldiers (werewolf movie, a classic made in 2002)
All relatively independent films except for Skeleton Key which was highly underrated.
If I had to pick one of the above, Frailty was just a mind blowing type of movie.
A lot of people hated this but it grabbed me Angel Heart.
Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run), 1998
Franka "Raggedy Ann" Potente at her best!
July 13 2007 8:41 PM EDT
Oooh! Lola! I've seen that! Pretty good... ;)
July 13 2007 8:59 PM EDT
July 13 2007 9:02 PM EDT
Frailty was awsome btw...
But my nod has to go to...
An old Frank Sinatra movie so I do not know if it is on DVD, but worth a try...
If you are a fan of older movies this is one of Frank's best...There is also a sequel The Lady in Cement, I still have not seen it, but probably very good =)
The French Connection
The Boondock Saints
V for Vendetta
Man on Fire
Green Street Hooligans
The Usual Suspects
American History X
These are visible from my collection or I thought of them quickly.
Josh got some of my favroites. >_<
But if you like non-mainstream black comedies,
A Clockwork Orange
I am the voice in Ranger's head. He recommended seven of the eight films that I was going to recommend.
Whisper, whisper, whisper.
Just I few I didn't see listed that I really enjoyed myself. Most of the other ones are great too. Advent Children reminded me of countless hours that I spent in my room playing FF7.
Some of my favorites (posting more than one because I don't care about the prize):
-Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
-2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrik)
-Apocalypse Now (Coppola)
-Ikiru (another Kurosawa)
-Red Dwarf Series 1 (it's not a movie, but it's on DVD)
July 13 2007 11:06 PM EDT
Requiem for a dream
Hi im Jake
July 13 2007 11:42 PM EDT
July 14 2007 12:17 AM EDT
If you're into children killing each other you should see Battle Royale and Battle Royale II. (Yes, both of the clans were named after the films.)
July 14 2007 1:57 AM EDT
adaptation is a superb film about a filmmaker making a film about a book...
July 14 2007 1:59 AM EDT
Waking Ned Devine
(WARNING THIS MOVE IS NOT SAFE FOR ANYONE)
meet the feebles [early Peter Jackson]
July 14 2007 2:28 AM EDT
Somewhere In Time
July 14 2007 3:56 AM EDT
Tombstone (if you haven't seen it, then I would suggest that you get this one)
Walk the Line
Hustle and Flow
July 14 2007 8:10 AM EDT
July 14 2007 8:33 AM EDT
Catch me if you can.
July 14 2007 8:35 AM EDT
Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.
July 14 2007 2:15 PM EDT
Wayne's World (1 and 2).
July 14 2007 3:04 PM EDT
Seven (that's the word "Seven" with the number "7" in place of the "v". The spell checker won't let me spell it the correct way. It's the one with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman)
(both directed by the same guy)
If you are looking for compelling movies with interesting and different plots try these:
- Y tu mamá también (And Your Mother Too) (rated R) - Drama, political, coming of age, not for kids!
- Carne trémula (Live Flesh) (rated R) - Drama, romance, thriller, not for kids!
- Dr. Strangelove (rated PG) -Great funny, dark and scary movie at the same time, must see!
- The Warriors (directors cut or whatever) (rated R) - Great action thriller flick
- The Woods(rated R) - Supernatural mystery, horror, thriller
- Dark City (rated PG-13? R?) - Mystery, sci-fi, thriller
July 14 2007 4:00 PM EDT
I was just about to recommend Dark City!
July 14 2007 4:02 PM EDT
poolhall junkies! my favorite film!
July 14 2007 9:09 PM EDT
The Game as dukethor suggested, probably one of the best movies in this post.
sorry, don't really know how to use the spell check tag, but e post is suppose to be
"Spirited Away by Hayao Miyasaki"
note that this is a Japanese animation
July 14 2007 9:11 PM EDT
If you haven't seen it yet watch Hot Fuzz. I've just finished watching it and I laughed myself stupid!
i might be off-topic here, sorry for that, but how do you use the spell check tag? i used it with my 1st post here and part of my post disappeared.
July 14 2007 9:26 PM EDT
id say A Clockwork Orange, but its an extremely demented movie which stems from the great book. definately worth watching if you can handle the strangeness.
battle royale are great, i've seen both on you tube. good stuff.
July 14 2007 9:27 PM EDT
You must turn on HTML in the "Reply text is:" box, then put <nospellcheck> in front of what you want the spell checker to not check, followed by a </nospellcheck> after it.
or alternately "Ultimate Versus" since it has 2 bonus discs as well and an extra 10 minutes of footage.
July 15 2007 12:30 AM EDT
28 days later and Leon are my favourite films in the world, followed by The Crow, Interview with a vampire and 300 :)
As the one I's reccommend, definately Leon, Jean Renault is masterful
July 15 2007 11:07 AM EDT
Birdman of Alcatraz
July 15 2007 6:57 PM EDT
i completely forgot to mention Babel.
quite an interesting movie id say.
July 15 2007 7:17 PM EDT
If your DVD place has "A Boy And His Dog" rent it. Barzoo's user pic has just reminded me of it. It's a 1970s black comedy science fiction 'post apocalypse' movie with a young Don Johnson and a telepathic dog. Don Johnson's character is a scavenger prowling the nuclear wastelands, living day to day hand to mouth with his best friend the dog Blood. It's based on a short story by Harlan Ellison.
Probably already seen it but
LoL! Loads of mine have already been sugested. Still got two left! ;)
Story of an Arabic Poet who is exiled to a community of 'Northmen'. While there, they receive news of trouble back home, and the wise women states 13 warriors must return.
When they get to the 13th, she cries out that he must be no northman. So they drag the Poet along. ;)
Fantastic viking romp!
Ghost Dog, Way of the Samuria
Brilliant Black comedy. An American Kid, enraptured by the Japanese culture offers himself to a Mafia gangster as a Samurai, after the Gangester saves him from a beating.
Years later the Mafia (now all old fat men) set him up, and he goes to town getting revenge. ;)
July 18 2007 1:52 AM EDT
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
July 18 2007 4:10 AM EDT
There is a French movie called "Banlieue 13" that is quite good. In the U.S., it's called "District B13." I don't know if it's named differently in Britain, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, etc., nor can I think at the moment where you are from. You can probably find it on imdb.com, though.
Another movie I would recommend is the new Transformers one that just hit theaters two weeks ago. But that obviously isn't available for DVD rental just yet.
Might as well throw some others in, just in case they weren't said:
The Transporter 2
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Next (not sure if it's on DVD yet...)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (of course)
School for Scoundrels
I don't doubt you've probably seen almost all of these, if not all, but that's my top list of movies I can think of right now that haven't been mentioned yet. If I can give you just one new favorite movie, I'm glad.
Best spoof film I have ever seen.
July 18 2007 11:01 AM EDT
I second Kung Pow!
or Meet the Feebles. Peter Jackson did that. It is a musical with muppets. However, not. Craziest thing I have ever seen.
July 18 2007 9:57 PM EDT
Bubba Ho Tep
So, myth, we have an end-game in sight for this contest? So far I haven't seen any winners.
methinks myth is watching movies!
You have a tortuous list ahead of you Myth.
July 21 2007 12:01 AM EDT
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July 21 2007 12:02 AM EDT
I suggest either
The Good Shepard or
Gangs of New York
IDK if these were suggested, i didn't bother to read through all of the posts ;)
Taegukgi - korean war movie.
Very good and the 75th highest grossing movie of 2005 if that means anything.
I liked Inside Man. Very suprising ending, haven't seen many other new films lately ;)
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July 21 2007 5:46 PM EDT
Oh if nobody mentioned the crow, watch that.
July 21 2007 5:48 PM EDT
Princess Mononoke (V. well done animated film by the same guy who did Spirited Away)
July 21 2007 5:51 PM EDT
if you want a good anime, try 'castle in the sky'
I'd have to say I prefer Howl's Moving Castle.
Ah anime! ;)
The original Street Fighter
Ghost in the Shell (both Movies and two series)
The Guyver (Even the cheesy 80's real action comedy - Mutronics - but not the holywood versions, blerrgh)
Original Fist of the North Star (plus live action)
Full Metal Alchemist
Magical Shopping Arcade Abanabashi
July 28 2007 12:03 PM EDT
Man On the Moon
La blue Girl^^
Edward Scissor Hands
American Pie 1,2,3,the Wedding and the Naked Miles
Not Another Teen Movie
7 seven samurais(movie)
Night Of the Living Dead,Day Of The Dead
Old movies are better than new movies so if i were you ill rent or buy old movies. Simple But Good \m/ *,..,* \m/ YEAH BOY!!!
July 28 2007 12:29 PM EDT
lol w8 i take that back i just watch ratatouille and other new movies so i take it back i third the kung pow i like the One b00b chick.so far i like ratatouille a good movie just like spirited away good moral lesson and values in the end of the movie
July 28 2007 12:30 PM EDT
lol w8 i take that back i just watch ratatouille and other new movies so i take it back i third the kung pow i like the One b00b chick.so far i like ratatouille a good movie just like spirited away good moral lesson and values
July 28 2007 10:01 PM EDT
so who wins the contest?
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