Find a good film - win 50K (in Contests)

Mythology 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)

AdminLamuness July 13 2007 6:15 PM EDT

Labrynth. (don't confuse with Pan's Labyrinth) (and that's how it is spelled)

QBJohnnywas 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.

Ollie July 13 2007 6:46 PM EDT

Twelve Monkeys

Nerevas 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_.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 13 2007 6:53 PM EDT

Silent Hill
Four Brothers
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy (To get ready for Bourne Ultimatum coming this August)
Be Cool
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
The Departed
The Prestige
Enemy at the Gates

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] July 13 2007 6:54 PM EDT

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.

Mythology July 13 2007 6:56 PM EDT

All great films, seen them all so far though :/

Seen list (so don't recommend) :

Pan's Labyrinth
Prestige, The
Twelve Monkeys

1 MINUTE 1 July 13 2007 7:01 PM EDT

seen scum?

48Zach July 13 2007 7:01 PM EDT

The Rock
We We're Soldiers
Die Hard 1,2 and 3
Armageddon (sp?)
Independance Day
Schindlers List (sp?)
Apocalypse Now

I have millions more If these don't help, Let me know.. I own over 200 DVD's..

Synco July 13 2007 7:15 PM EDT

Johnny Dangerously

Ollie July 13 2007 7:17 PM EDT

Hable con ella (Talk to Her) by Almodovar is a great film
I recommend you see it

zeaderan July 13 2007 7:52 PM EDT

Layer Cake -

Zaekyr 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.

Drama [Just for fun] July 13 2007 7:57 PM EDT

The Shinning.
Forest Gump.

Drama [Just for fun] July 13 2007 7:58 PM EDT

Running man.
Conan the Barbarian.

QBRanger July 13 2007 8:00 PM EDT

Where's my 50k for Children of Men?

Or for Equilibrium?

QBRanger July 13 2007 8:16 PM EDT

Here are some movies I would suggest.

Old Boy
Skeleton Key
Unbreakable (better then Sixth Sense IMO)
The Hole
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.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] July 13 2007 8:23 PM EDT

A lot of people hated this but it grabbed me Angel Heart.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] July 13 2007 8:39 PM EDT

Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run), 1998

Franka "Raggedy Ann" Potente at her best!

SNK3R July 13 2007 8:41 PM EDT

Oooh! Lola! I've seen that! Pretty good... ;)

Mem July 13 2007 8:59 PM EDT

The Fountain.

GnuUzir July 13 2007 9:02 PM EDT

Frailty was awsome btw...

But my nod has to go to...
Tony Rome

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 =)

Josh [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 13 2007 9:06 PM EDT

The French Connection
Fight Club
Raging Bull
Taxi Driver
The Boondock Saints
V for Vendetta
Man on Fire
Training Day
Reservoir Dogs
Green Street Hooligans
The Usual Suspects
Seven (Se7en)
American History X

These are visible from my collection or I thought of them quickly.

MissingNo July 13 2007 9:14 PM EDT

Josh got some of my favroites. >_<

But if you like non-mainstream black comedies,
A Clockwork Orange
Pulp Fiction

Thraklight Resonance July 13 2007 9:36 PM EDT

I am the voice in Ranger's head. He recommended seven of the eight films that I was going to recommend.

Whisper, whisper, whisper.

horseguy001 July 13 2007 9:51 PM EDT

Shawshank Redemption
The Machinist

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.

Synge [Memento Mori] July 13 2007 10:23 PM EDT

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)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] July 13 2007 10:52 PM EDT


Ragatag July 13 2007 11:06 PM EDT

Requiem for a dream

Hi im Jake July 13 2007 11:42 PM EDT


Mem 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.)

stoner14 July 14 2007 1:57 AM EDT

adaptation is a superb film about a filmmaker making a film about a book...

phrog July 14 2007 1:59 AM EDT

Waking Ned Devine

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 14 2007 2:19 AM EDT

meet the feebles [early Peter Jackson]

O G July 14 2007 2:28 AM EDT

Somewhere In Time

Mikel 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

8DEOTWP July 14 2007 8:10 AM EDT


AdminShade July 14 2007 8:33 AM EDT

Catch me if you can.

Flamey July 14 2007 8:35 AM EDT

Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels.

Ekeke July 14 2007 2:15 PM EDT

Wayne's World (1 and 2).

dukethor 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)
The Game
(both directed by the same guy)

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 14 2007 3:36 PM EDT

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

QBJohnnywas July 14 2007 4:00 PM EDT

I was just about to recommend Dark City!

Fate July 14 2007 4:02 PM EDT

poolhall junkies! my favorite film!

alisa [The Forgehood] July 14 2007 9:08 PM EDT

Spirited Away by

8DEOTWP July 14 2007 9:09 PM EDT

The Game as dukethor suggested, probably one of the best movies in this post.

alisa [The Forgehood] July 14 2007 9:10 PM EDT

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

QBJohnnywas 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!

alisa [The Forgehood] July 14 2007 9:12 PM EDT

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.

razXcore 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.

Mem 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.

MudBug The Redeemer July 15 2007 12:18 AM EDT

or alternately "Ultimate Versus" since it has 2 bonus discs as well and an extra 10 minutes of footage.

[CB1]Kris 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

Silatt July 15 2007 11:07 AM EDT

Birdman of Alcatraz

razXcore July 15 2007 6:57 PM EDT

i completely forgot to mention Babel.
quite an interesting movie id say.

QBJohnnywas 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.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 15 2007 7:37 PM EDT

Probably already seen it but
Mulholland Drive

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 17 2007 3:20 AM EDT

LoL! Loads of mine have already been sugested. Still got two left! ;)

13th Warrior.

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. ;)

sooka July 18 2007 1:52 AM EDT

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

GFto July 18 2007 4:10 AM EDT

"The Wall"

Colonel Custard July 18 2007 5:30 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, 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
The Transporter 2
Batman Begins
Liar Liar
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Young Frankenstein
Next (not sure if it's on DVD yet...)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (of course)
School for Scoundrels
Casino Royale
Big Lebowski

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.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 18 2007 9:30 AM EDT

Kung Pow

Best spoof film I have ever seen.

BluBBen July 18 2007 11:01 AM EDT

I second Kung Pow!

Jake the Snayke July 18 2007 12:08 PM EDT

Die Hard
or Meet the Feebles. Peter Jackson did that. It is a musical with muppets. However, not. Craziest thing I have ever seen.

strongbad July 18 2007 9:57 PM EDT

Bubba Ho Tep

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] July 19 2007 1:25 PM EDT

So, myth, we have an end-game in sight for this contest? So far I haven't seen any winners.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] July 20 2007 9:16 AM EDT

methinks myth is watching movies!

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] July 20 2007 11:56 PM EDT

You have a tortuous list ahead of you Myth.

Mem July 21 2007 12:01 AM EDT

MiniMem (Trillion) [CB1]Gun (Bob) $10000 -- Word of the Day! 12:00 AM EDT

ScY 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 ;)

Desperado [Chaotic Serenity] July 21 2007 12:23 AM EDT

Taegukgi - korean war movie.
Very good and the 75th highest grossing movie of 2005 if that means anything.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] July 21 2007 5:43 PM EDT

I liked Inside Man. Very suprising ending, haven't seen many other new films lately ;)

1 MINUTE 1 July 21 2007 5:46 PM EDT

Oh if nobody mentioned the crow, watch that.

[P]Mitt July 21 2007 5:48 PM EDT

Princess Mononoke (V. well done animated film by the same guy who did Spirited Away)

stoner14 July 21 2007 5:51 PM EDT

if you want a good anime, try 'castle in the sky'

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] July 21 2007 6:04 PM EDT

I'd have to say I prefer Howl's Moving Castle.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] July 23 2007 5:08 AM EDT

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)
Ninja Scroll
Full Metal Alchemist
Magical Shopping Arcade Abanabashi

Rootski July 28 2007 12:03 PM EDT

Finding Forrester
Man On the Moon
Spirited Away
Vampire D
La blue Girl^^
Edward Scissor Hands
American Pie 1,2,3,the Wedding and the Naked Miles
Epic Movie
Not Another Teen Movie
7 seven samurais(movie)
Bubble Boy
Ed Wood
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!!!

Rootski 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 far i like ratatouille a good movie just like spirited away good moral lesson and values in the end of the movie

Rootski 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 far i like ratatouille a good movie just like spirited away good moral lesson and values

ScY July 28 2007 10:01 PM EDT

so who wins the contest?
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