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Film recommendations

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Theorum, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Theorum

    Theorum Old Skool Vet

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    I'm really cruddy at remembering film titles and I know there must be loads I promised myself to watch but never got around to it. Can you please help me from your all time fave lists people?
     
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  3. Alan B'Stard

    Alan B'Stard Well-Known Forumite

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    Twelve Monkeys tops mine, among with Idiocracy, The Island, The Jacket and Life of Brian.
     
  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If....
    Aces High
    Dark Star
    Run Lola Run
    Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
    Blow Up
    Get Carter
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Loved all them but never seen The Jacket, will look! Also have to add Gattaca, and heartily not recommend From Paris With Love. Watched it on Monday night, oh my god it sucked. Was amusing, but in a massively over the top way.
     
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    Alan B'Stard Well-Known Forumite

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    The Jacket with Adrien Brody and the future Mrs. Grigson, Keira Knightley.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0366627/
     
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    preconceptions are a funny thing.. never would have thought they would appear in your list of top films! not because i think they're great films and think the opposite of you, or anything so sinister! just the impression i got of you from t'forum, these don't quite match..

    my current recommendations (not saying they're new films or anything, i'm shit at being up to date), in no particular order:

    role models
    beetlejuice
    the crazies
    v for vendetta
    family guy: blue harvest
    all the bourne films
    iron man 1 & 2
    shutter island, i quite enjoyed even thought the "twist" is as plain as the nose on your face
    in bruges (this should be way nearer the top - if you haven't seen it, prioritise it)
    zombieland

    if you want something a bit older and more thought provoking, try a film from the 70s called "network"..
     
  8. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Bizarrely, my copy of In Bruges fell off its shelf a couple of minutes ago and I decided that it was time to watch it again.


    Network was very highly thought of at the time, but it seems to have been almost ignored ever since.
     
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    My Name is URL Well-Known Forumite

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    Recent films I liked:

    - 127 hours (surprisingly ok/good considering what I expected)
    - Inception (get ready for weird dreams after watching this one... maybe thats just me)

    Also heard good things about "The Cove" but not watched it yet.
     
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    Alan B'Stard Well-Known Forumite

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    Idiocracy, I discovered from this forum, not sure if it yourself that originally posted about it or Shoes, but it's a great film that I've watched many times.

    The Island, I watched immediately again, but maybe because that also features another future Mrs. Grigson.

    I left V off, but that should have been on the list as well due to the amount of times watched.

    Did you expect top of the list to be Reds or something similar?

    I am quite puzzled and will obviously have to work on my online persona!
     
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    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    I was going to give a heads up but i'm sure you've already seen it - Pulp Fiction was just on BBC 3. What a film that is.

    Who's motorcycle is this?

    It's a Chopper, baby.

    Who's Chopper is this?

    Zeds.

    Who's Zed?

    Zed's dead, baby. Zed's dead.
     
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    Comedy:

    Spinal Tap
    A Mighty Wind
    Sleeper
    Porridge - the Movie
    Withnail & I

    Crime:

    Casino/Goodfellas
    Get Carter
    Layer Cake
    The Usual Suspects
    Reservoir Dogs
    Pulp Fiction

    Thriller:

    Sleuth - 1972 version.
    No Country for Old Men
    Silence of the Lambs
    Manhunter

    Music:

    The Last Waltz
    24 Hour Party People
    Song Remains the Same
    Great Rock n Roll Swindle.
     
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    Saw inception recently, if you can get over all of the hollywood BS it's actually quite good :)

    Requiem for a dream, Pie, Pulp Fiction, Dogma, Sex Drive, Idiocracy, Baseketball are all worth watching.
     
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    Theorum Old Skool Vet

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    WOW! Great response, there's already some titles in here that are gonna get some air time.....ty :D

    Watched "Creation" last night=, almost gave the old tear glands a work out. would of liked a bit more to do with the theory side of thing than the emotional aspects.

    Forumite Rating - 6/10
     
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    Theorum Old Skool Vet

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    This is one that escaped me just looked at the trailer and I'm thinking YES!

    ty CG
     
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    This I recommend, I do love a good doc film.

    Also well worth a look in is "Food Inc" makes for very good watching and potentially life changing.
     
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    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    12 monkeys is an amazing film, well worth 2 hours of your time.
     
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    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    The work of:

    Wim Wenders

    Jaques Tati
     
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    Likewise anything by the Coen brothers.

    Except their remake of The Ladykillers, according to Goldilox.
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Aguirre - Wrath of God
    Dr Strangelove
    School for Scoundrels
    The Wicked Lady
    Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia
     

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