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    Favourite Movies!

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    Favourite movies? Recommendations?
    Post 'em!



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    Nobody here is into film noir ('xcept maybe DAVE or MEP) so I'll recommend that :

    Amorous Noir:
    . The Maltese Falcon
    . The Big Sleep
    . Notorious
    . To Have And Have Not
    . Mildred Pierce
    . Laura


    Street-gritty Noir:
    . Out Of The Past
    . The Killers
    . Detour
    . The Third Man
    . In A Lonely Place
    . The Postman Always Rings Twice
    . The Asphalt Jungle


    Psychological Noir:
    . Sunset Boulevard
    . Ace In The Hole
    . The Night Of The Hunter
    . Nightmare Alley
    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!

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    I have a list of about 80 movies I could drop here, all of the movies I would definitly recommend watching.

    Eh, for now just a few I guess.

    Adaptation
    Airplane
    Broken Flowers
    City of God
    Coffee and Cigerettes
    Dreams
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Groundhog Day
    I Heart Huckabees
    Lost In Translation (My personal favorite)
    Life Aquatic
    The Princess Bride
    Punch Drunk Love
    Raising Arizona
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Seven Samurai
    Snatch
    Willow

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    Some recent ones (not all these are for everybody of course)

    The Constant Gardner
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Capote
    Pirates of The Caribbean Dead Man's chest

    and some classics i feel like rewatching again:
    Edward Scissorhands
    Nightmare before Christmas
    Silence of the Lambs
    Solaris

    seba-boi - man I've been itching to get some good noirs, now I now what to look for.

    HugeHarHar - Life Aquatic and The Royals are also two of my most memorables. Wes Anderson is an awesome director.

    - d.

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    The Devil's Rejects
    Halloween
    The Evil Dead
    Saw 1 and 2

    er there a many good movies i cant remember right now.
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    what dreams may come
    donnie darko
    garden state
    little miss sunshine (just saw that one today-its a great one)
    v for vendetta

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    really want to see what dreams may come again - saw it looong ago can hardly remember anything.

    BuckWeisel - the Saw movies are actually semi-rip-offs of a movie called Seven - fantastic movie by the same director of FightClub - also a stunning movie. should check them out if you haven't done so yet.

    - d.

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    I still want to see Rushmore.

    8 1/2
    Big Fish
    Blazing Saddles
    The Blues Brothers
    Caddy Shack
    The Dark Crystal
    Fighter in the Wind
    Ghost Dog
    The Jerk
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    O, Brother Where Art Thou?
    The Producers (the original)
    Pi
    Sideways

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    Quote Originally Posted by demented
    really want to see what dreams may come again - saw it looong ago can hardly remember anything.

    BuckWeisel - the Saw movies are actually semi-rip-offs of a movie called Seven - fantastic movie by the same director of FightClub - also a stunning movie. should check them out if you haven't done so yet.

    - d.
    oh ok. I seen Fight Club and ejoyed it. Ill check out Seven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HugeHarHar
    Adaptation
    I Heart Huckabees
    Life Aquatic
    Punch Drunk Love
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    Yes. Really liked all of those. I'd add Garden State + Matchstick Men / Tricks to the bunch. Just wondering, what would be the "genre" of those? Any recommendations of this kind?

    I like pretty much every movie that is well made, and a good couple of movies that you might consider bad. As long as a movie isn't just made to please, like a lot of tv productions and really major Hollywood productions are, it usually has something to offer for me. Kind of a leaning towards action - i'll accept more bad movies of that genre - and a dislike for dumb romantic comedy, but thats probably to be expected since i'm a guy and all that.

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    I guess they can all be considered intelligent romantic comedy/dramas. They all pretty much have those elements, and balance them out mostly between the drama and the comedy.

    To be honest I would much rather watch most romantic comedies over shitty action movies. Just because you're a guy doesn't mean you have to enjoy action flicks. There's a bunch of action movies that came out lately that I know for a fact I will never make myself see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demented
    seba-boi - man I've been itching to get some good noirs, now I now what to look for.
    Noirs are good... It's pretty much the only true art movement in films that originated in America...


    And I maybe in the minority, but I vastly prefer the works of Paul Thomas Anderson over Wes Anderson's...

    Quote Originally Posted by HugeHarHar
    To be honest I would much rather watch most romantic comedies over shitty action movies. Just because you're a guy doesn't mean you have to enjoy action flicks. There's a bunch of action movies that came out lately that I know for a fact I will never make myself see.
    Same here... Although most rom coms are usually a hit or miss with me... But overall, I prefer films that invest on a huge payoff rather than bombarding you with action scenes here and there...
    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!

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    I have quite a range of genres of films i like, theres some good classics in this list IMO
    American Beauty,
    Pirates of the Caribbean 1+2
    Battle Royale 1+2,
    Spirited away,
    Howls moving castle,
    My neighbour totoro,
    the cat returns,
    kikis delivery service
    princess mononoke
    Girl Interrupted,
    Donnie Darko,
    Natural born killers
    pulp fiction
    Amelie'
    Sin city
    all pixar films
    Blade 1+ 2 ( i havent seen the third one im deprived)
    Terminator trilogy but the third one isnt as good
    Back to the future (all three)
    Hook
    Charlie and the chocolate factory
    edward scissor hands
    nightmare before christmas
    corpse bride
    sleepy hollow
    riding in cars with boys
    family guy film - stewie griffin story
    meet the parents
    meet the fockers- theyre both a bit cheesy though
    13 going on 30
    se7en
    identity
    saw
    Billy Elliot
    Lord of the rings trilogy
    Star wars series
    The matrix
    Monty python and the holy grail,
    Kill Bill 1+2,
    school of rock,
    sean of the dead,
    chocolat',
    miss.congeniality1 +2,
    waynes world 1+2,
    10 things i hate about you,


    my most favourite is Amelie though- beautiful soundtrack

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    Holy crap lefran - I can pretty much second all of those apart from the few I haven't seen and yep Amelie was amazingly spectacular.

    Saw "What Dreams May Come" tonight again and I'm seconding it now that my memory is refreshed. I almost cried at the end...

    few others:
    Hotel Rwanda
    Chicago
    The English Patient
    Momento (spelling?)
    The Phantom of the Opera

    seba_boi - will definitely be looking into Pual Thomas Anderson's stuff - the dude behind Magnolia right? Still need to see it.

    cheers peeps!

    - d.

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    hehe i love watching films, i buy so many dvds- whats your list?

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    Here's a more comprehensive list lol - most have been mentioned before - but these are most of my faves. I think.

    Hotel Rwanda
    Chicago
    The English Patient
    Memento (spelling?)
    The Phantom of the Opera
    The Constant Gardner
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Capote
    Pirates of The Caribbean 1&2
    Edward Scissorhands
    Nightmare Before Christmas
    Silence of the Lambs
    Solaris
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Corpse Bride
    Sleepy Hollow
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose
    History of Violence
    Red Dragon
    What Dreams May Come
    Princess Mononoke
    Spirited Away
    21 Grams
    StarWars movies (esp. episode 4-6)
    LOTR trilogy
    SinCity
    Chronicles of Riddick
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Crash
    The Merchant of Venice
    Braveheart
    Amadeus
    Immortal Beloved
    Bowling for Columbine
    Fahrenheit 911
    Gladiator
    A Beautiful Mind
    Mystic River
    Million Dollar Baby
    White Oleander
    King Kong
    The Last Samurai
    Legends of the Fall
    Zoolander
    Meet the Parents
    Meet the Fockers
    School of Rock
    Orange County
    Catch Me If You Can
    Munich
    Saving Private Ryan
    Traffic

    Of these my top 3 right now are Solaris, Memoirs of a Geisha and What Dreams My Come.

    - d.

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    To be honest I would much rather watch most romantic comedies over shitty action movies. Just because you're a guy doesn't mean you have to enjoy action flicks. There's a bunch of action movies that came out lately that I know for a fact I will never make myself see.
    Hm no, being a guy doesn't mean you have to watch action stuff It's just what i tend to watch most often with my friends and my brother. I try to put a good distance between myself and Steven Seagal / Van Damme movies though

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    Star Wars
    Gothica
    It
    The Shining
    Pet Semetary
    The Others
    Fifth Element
    Unleashed
    War Of The Worlds
    Lord Of The Rings
    Don't Say A Word
    Halloween
    The Mask
    The Lady Killers
    Kingdom Hospital

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