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    Movie Recommendations?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Dude_guy_yeah!, Mar 18, 2009.

    I've got this sudden craze for watching some good movies I can lay my hands on - which, unfortunately, is rather hampered by my lack of movie knowledge, so I'd like some recommendations.

    To help thee in thy choice, some of my favourite movies are (in no particular order):

    Zodiac
    American Beauty
    No Country for Old Men
    Juno
    Fight Club
    The Dark Knight
    The Departed
    Sweeney Todd
    Vicky Christina Barcelona
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Iron Man
    Wall-e
     
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    Absolute garbage.

    2001: a space odessey is good
    Out Cold or Grandma's boy for a good stupid comedy
    The big Lewbowski is amazing anytime.
     
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    Dogma-funny with a point
    Clerks-funny and well made
    Boondock Saints-Bad Ass
    Resivior Dogs and pulp fiction- the only good Tarantino movies
    El mirachi and Once upon a time in Mexico- bad ass
    Kids- ****ed Up
    In the Mouth of Madness- more ****ed up but in a different way
    Fight Club- Best movie ever made. maybe
    The French Connection- the original, classic
    Waking Life- might change your life
    Shottas- fun for a action movie
    City of god- well done and eye opening
    Snatch- great acting and visual effects
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking barrels- Same.
     
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    If for some reason you haven't yet, The Godfather. It is the only movie I've seen that I would call perfect.

    Beyond that, you might like Minority Report and Mystic River.

    If you want to expand your knowledge of movies, watch Citizen Kane which despite its age is still beautiful. Another, even older one that's very interesting is Metropolis.
     
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    I love movies.. these are some of my favourites

    Elizabeth (the first movie, not the second, the second was awful)

    The Shawshank Redemption

    Life is Beautiful

    Angela's Ashes

    Mask (not to be confused with The Mask, Lol.. although I do love that movie too.. but that's more of a childhood favourite thing)

    Shallow Hal

    Hot Rod/Stepbrothers (If you're into friviolous comedy.. I myself have a soft spot for it.. others would rather stab themselves than seriously consider it, lol)

    Spirited Away (Just brilliant, really)


    I've got a bit of a mental blank at the moment.. but I will get back to you..
     
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    You need to watch 'Domino' it has Kira Knightly as a bad a** bounty hunter. It has string language, and some nudity. But it is AWESOME!
     
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    Pulp Fiction
    Sin City (If youl ike dark knight, iron man - you'll like this, action popcorn flick)
    Fifth Element
    Seven
    Donnie Darko
    Alien/Aliens
    Matrix
    The Godfather (1 and 2)
    Atonement
    Pan's Labyrinth (best movie i have seen in years)
    Edward Scissorhands
    Terminator 2 - The greatest action movie of all time. I really mean it.

    To name a few. Id get into details, but thats what google i for
     
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    Fifth Element is awesome

    Pan's Labyrinth is super too.. if you like that you should watch 'The Orphanage'
     
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    Oh yes The Orphanage! When i saw movie recommendations i thought of that as i really want to see it again, and keep recommending it to people who then decide not to see it when they hear it's in spanish, ahh well their loss.
     
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    I mostly prefer chickflicks, but the Ocean was good too.

    I dunno, I liked Pirates of the Carribean movies too..and Terminator 2 was superb.

    Call me weird but Jerry Maguire was good too. And hey, can we forget James Bond?
     
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    I loved Jerry Maguire!

    Show me the ALIENS...,,,i mean MONEY!
     
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    Aliens remind me-

    E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial was good too!
     
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    Hard candy - Pretty intense thriller.

    Eurotrip - Comedy gold.

    Iron Man, Hulk (the 2008 reboot, not the awful 2003 one) and the Dark Knight are good comic adaptations, too.
     
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    Bella.

    BellaBellaBella. Watch Bella. It poses the question "What do you live for? Who would you die for?"
    It's all about the importance of life, and surrounds to characters, one of which has recently become pregnant and has decided to get an abortion. The other man (who is not her lover) has had an experience that makes him reevaluate the sanctity of life and tries to persuade her not to have the abortion.

    It's quite pro-life in its message, but I'm pro-choice, and it's my favourite movie, so dont let that hold you back.

    The symbology, raw cinematography, and truly moving story make it my all-time favourite.
     
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    I prefer

    Forrest Gump
    Boyz in the Hood
    The Dark Knight (like you)
    Batman Begins
    Batman Returns
    The Incredible Hulk (2008)
    Sling Blade
    Soul Food
    Sin City
    Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2

    That's all I can think of for now.
     
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    If you want a movie that grabs your heart and squeezes. But also makes you think, 'August Rush' is a really good movie too.
     
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    Seconded!
    And Slumdog Millionaire is truly a great movie, as no movie is perfect until there is random dancing!

    I just watched the Boy in the Striped Pajamas yesterday and it was amazing. I've never read the book, but the movie really redefines your paradigms.
    Also Eagle Eye is a good movie. If you liked Transformers (same actor and lots of action), you'll probably enjoy it.
    Why not go for some Disney? Fox and the Hound? Beauty and the Beast? The first ones only of course. Disney couldn't make a sequel to save it's life.

    Or why not watch one of my all time favorites: the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. It'll be five hours well spent :D
     
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    (uh, if anyone liked Slumdog Millionaire, they might like reading the book the movie is based on too-Q and A by Vikas Swaroop, um, the book is different from the movie though.)

    Ok,
    A lot like love( I heart Ashton Kutcher)
    The Devil wears Prada(I liked it better than the book)
    Raise Your Voice(Hilary Duff)
    Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
     
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    Tripled!

    Grandma's Boy. Watch it.
     
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    I've been told I have strange taste in movies, but here's what comes to mind at the moment.

    If your mood's for musical, gothic, perverse:
    Sweeney Todd

    Asian, artistic, action:
    Hero
    House of Flying Daggers

    Whimsical, sweet, anime:
    Spirited Away
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Totoro

    Zany &/or stupid comedy:
    Rat Race
    Zoolander
    Hot Rod
    Dodge Ball
    She's the Man

    Just awesome overall:
    August Rush
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Coraline
    Iron Man
    Wall-e

    Also: Invader Zim vids

    Makes you want to gouge your eyes out with knitting needles, so beware (I'm almost not kidding!):
    Mamma Mia
     
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    Mamma Mia was okay...

    August Rush made me wanna gourge my eyes out.. Robin Williams made it barable.. but what was up with the storyline, could it become more predictable? Eoz, shut up. Okay, command obeyed. Lol.

    Yeah, if you want a movie that you won't be able to predict, Hard Candy is for you .. someone else has already recommended it, and I'm just here to confirm its awesomeness.
     
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    Love my movies :) - here's a quick list of some favourites:

    Once Upon A Time In China, Hard Boiled, Bullet In The Head, The Killer, A Moment Of Romance, Fist of Legend, Burning Paradise (AKA The Burning of the Red Lotus Temple), 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Ashes of Time, In The Mood for Love, 2046, Infernal Affairs, Seven Samurai, Kamikaze Taxi, Hana-Bi, Zatoichi (any), Zipang, April Story, Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl, Versus, Betty Blue, Amelie, Jamon Jamon, Love Me If You Dare, Trust, Amateur, Flirt, Simple Men, Henry Fool, Noise, Two Hands, Dellamorte Dellamore, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Brannagh), Dead Man, Ghost Dog, The Princess Bride...

    Sorry if it's hard to read, trying to save on space... :p
     
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    Another one that I liked is 'The Man', has Samuel L. Jackson in it, and is hilarious!
     
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    I think that Tropic Thunder is an Awesome film! No-one seems to agree with me!

    The same with Quantum of Solace!
     
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    C'mon, I loved Tropic Thunder. The Wrestler was also very very good, and I'm trying to remember what happened to me that I forgot to include it in my original list. Anyway, keep the suggestions coming; I am following them.
     

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