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Would Anyone Suggest a Good Movie Please? (shameless vanity)
10/28/2009 | Skooz

Posted on 10/28/2009 6:22:03 AM PDT by Skooz

For a myriad of reasons, I have spent the last few months watching a movie most every weeknight. I have finally gotten my money’s worth from my Netflix account.

But, lately I have had trouble finding movies I think I will like. I scour Netflix and am having a hard time finding movies that interest me, though I know they are out there.

My interest runs from war movies to action flicks to quirky indy films to foreign art things.

Some of my favorite movies I have seen the past few months are Defiance, all of the Sean Connery Bond films, Sleeper, The Right Stuff, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Riding Giants, a Hard Day’s Night, and a few foreign artsy films whose names I don’t recall.

By far my favorite movie I have seen lately is Everything is Illuminated.

I have no interest in horror flicks, romance movies, teen gross out flicks or most movies made in the 1960s.

Could anyone be so kind as to suggest a good movie or two?

Thanks


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KEYWORDS: cinema; cinematic; filmrecommendations; indyfilms; movies
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To: MomwithHope
The Last Supper

You'll luv it if you're a conservative.

Transformers II is unreal in blu ray.

51 posted on 10/28/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT by Eska
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To: Skooz

Why not take a break from all that angst and try some humor. The all time best comedy movies are Ferris Bueller’s Day off, My Cousin Vinnie, Clueless, Big Trouble, and Bedazzled.


52 posted on 10/28/2009 6:49:28 AM PDT by anton
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To: Nickname
I really liked Second Hand Lions. I just added it to our queue for another watch.

I would recommend The World's Fastes Indian, if you liked Second Hand Lions.

Anthony Hopkins plays a wonderfully optimistic New Zealander looking to set a land-speed record at Bonneville. Based on a true story.

53 posted on 10/28/2009 6:50:14 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Skooz
If you want a couple of somewhat current movies that will make you reach for the Kleenex box: Taking Chance and Grace Is Gone.

For ten hours of one of the greatest series on WWII: Band of Brothers.

For one of the best comedies of all time: Dr Strangelove.

54 posted on 10/28/2009 6:50:32 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Skooz

Looking for quirky indie movies? I’ve got your quirky right here:

- Danny Deckchair (Australian)
Danny, a lovable loser trapped in a stale relationship going nowhere, straps dozens of helium baloons to his outdoor chair. Predictably, it takes off and sends Danny wizzing across the Austalian outback to a town that needs his special brand of quirkiness and to a woman who just needs him. I aodre this movie!

- The Straight Story
Starring Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek.
From the product description:
Based on the true story that captured the hearts of America, THE STRAIGHT STORY is one of those rare films offering powerful, uplifting entertainment for audiences of all ages. Directed by acclaimed director David Lynch (WILD AT HEART, MULHOLLAND DRIVE), this gentle, inspiring film celebrates the human spirit. Richard Farnsworth (MISERY, THE NATURAL) stars as Alvin Straight — a no-nonsense man who has never been one to lean on others. Now at an age when his eyesight denies him the ability to drive and walking is accomplished only with the help of two canes, Alvin lives a quiet life with his daughter Rose (Sissy Spacek). But when the call comes that Alvin’s estranged brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton, THE GREEN MILE) has suffered a debilitating stroke, Alvin embarks on a dangerous and emotional journey to make amends. With little money, but plenty of patience and tenacity, he climbs aboard his 1966 John Deere lawnmower and plots the 260-mile course from his small Iowa town to Lyle’s home in Wisconsin. Filmed along the actual route that the real Alvin Straight traveled in 1994, THE STRAIGHT STORY is a heartwarming and poignant drama chronicling Alvin’s six-week odyssey and the many lives he touches along the way.

Both of these movies are well acted, quirky (yet deep) and a joy to watch.


55 posted on 10/28/2009 6:51:05 AM PDT by HanneyBean
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To: Petronski

Haven’t seen that yet. I’m a big fan of a series they show on TV Polonia called “Czas Honoru” (Time of Honor), which is about the establishment of the Polish Underground in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. I recognized a couple of the actors from Katyn in the series.


56 posted on 10/28/2009 6:51:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: HanneyBean
THE GREEN MILE

That's another great movie.

57 posted on 10/28/2009 6:52:02 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: OldMissileer

Band of Brothers is the best war film ever made.

It should be a purchase, not a rental.


58 posted on 10/28/2009 6:52:22 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Skooz

The Third Man, Strangers on A Train, Carrie (it is NOT a romance), Maltese Falcon, Brazil


59 posted on 10/28/2009 6:52:36 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Skooz

Dr. Strangelove

An all-time classic dark comedy.


60 posted on 10/28/2009 6:52:39 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Skooz

quirky indy: Primer. Plan on watching it with someone at least twice if not three times.


61 posted on 10/28/2009 6:53:11 AM PDT by mlmr (CHICKIE-POO!)
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To: Skooz

Secondhand Lions, The Man Who Knew Too Little, The Dark Knight, Dark City, Get Smart, the Bourne movies, Stranger Than Fiction, Last Supper.


62 posted on 10/28/2009 6:53:29 AM PDT by Sloth (For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of the International Olympic Committee.)
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To: Skooz

Oh, and that’s the 1950 Carrie, NOT the ‘70’s blood fest.

I should also mention the Bad Seed, which is not really horror.


63 posted on 10/28/2009 6:53:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Varda

WW2: Kelly’s Heroes, The Enemy Below, Das Boot (directors cut)
The Great escape, Hell is for heroes,In Harm’s way, None but the brave, Run silent run deep,Paths of glory (ww1 really)

Check these 60’ish out: The Manchurian candidate, The Tony Rome movies,The Sand Pebbles, Hud, Cool Hand Luke, Oceans Eleven,

Action types: A Fist full of dollars and its sequels, The Eiger Sanction, The Die Hard series, Aliens 1 and 2,

Anything by Akira Kurosawa for your foreign kick.

Kinda out there: The Ninth configuration, Eraserhead, http://366weirdmovies.com/, well let me think hehe theres a start


64 posted on 10/28/2009 6:54:32 AM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Skooz

The problem is, most of my favorite movies have the letters ‘XXX’ and the words ‘Exreme’ and ‘Hardcore’ featured on the box.


65 posted on 10/28/2009 6:54:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Sloth

The Prestige, Sling Blade, Minority Report.


66 posted on 10/28/2009 6:57:00 AM PDT by Sloth (For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of the International Olympic Committee.)
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To: Skooz

I highly recommend “The Hurt Locker” 2008. It is about explosive ordnance disposal technicians in Iraq. Very well done movie. Very realistic from a technical standpoint. A little political BS here and there but overall a very good movie about our military.


67 posted on 10/28/2009 6:57:59 AM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Skooz

I saw a promo yesterday for a good one coming out next month.
“Pirate Radio” appears to be about the offshore pirate radio stations like Radio London and Radio Caroline that were popular in the UK during the BBC monopoly days of the 1960’s.
I especially like one little clip of dialogue they gave...

“They can’t shut us down”

“Of course they can shut us down! Don’t you know, that’s one thing Governments absolutely hate, people exercising freedom.”

I think I am going to make it a point to catch this one.


68 posted on 10/28/2009 6:58:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Skooz
This will only appeal if you have wierd taste (like me), but you might try Miracle Mile
69 posted on 10/28/2009 6:58:35 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Petronski
Band of Brothers is the best war film ever made.

It should be a purchase, not a rental.

I got mine from Santa when it was released and I just bought the Blu Ray version from Amazon. What a difference!

70 posted on 10/28/2009 6:58:48 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Skooz

If you like quirky indie films, try “A Life Less Ordinary” with Ewan MacGregor, Cameron Diaz, and Holly Hunter.


71 posted on 10/28/2009 7:00:32 AM PDT by Juana la Loca
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To: Skooz
The hurt locker Pictures, Images and Photos
72 posted on 10/28/2009 7:00:38 AM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Skooz

Second Hand Lions


73 posted on 10/28/2009 7:00:43 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Skooz
“V” for Vendetta.
Body of Lies.
Transporter 2
The last two Bonds.
74 posted on 10/28/2009 7:01:14 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof. V for victory)
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To: OldMissileer

I can’t wait to see it in Blu-ray. Of course, first I’ll need a Blu-ray player, and an LCD to connect to it.


75 posted on 10/28/2009 7:02:01 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: dfwgator; Petronski

A FReeper friend of ours sent us Katyn on DVD and a wonderful little TV miniseries called TAJEMNICA.

It is the Poles version of one of their spies posing as a Nazi in WWII. At least one of the actors from KATYN are also in this. It’s four DVDs but if you can find it somewhere I’d recommend it.


76 posted on 10/28/2009 7:03:30 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Skooz
The Last of the Dogmen (1995). It is a sort of modern day western featuring a bounty hunter who discovers a band of Indians who have been living the old ways for the last century.

I've never talked to anyone who had heard of it and didn't like it.

77 posted on 10/28/2009 7:05:05 AM PDT by magslinger (Inside every father is a Bryan Mills waiting to get out.)
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To: Skooz
Try a foreign film called "Ben X". It's pretty good.

Another good foreign film is "Adam's Apples".

I saw a movie the other night starring Ben Stiller and Bill Pullman that was good...."Zero Effect".

"Quarantine" is a good zombie movie.

78 posted on 10/28/2009 7:05:12 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Skooz

LIVES OF OTHERS

A German movie, about a Stasi-agent secretely monitoring a dissident in Communist east Germany, who develops some sympathy for his target.

Very well done.


79 posted on 10/28/2009 7:06:29 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Skooz

“The Peacekeeper” with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman. It was made before 9/11 and Iraq so it is mostly devoid of PC crapola.
Great military thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Clooney is pretty good.


80 posted on 10/28/2009 7:06:34 AM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Skooz

I enjoyed The Patriot this weekend


81 posted on 10/28/2009 7:06:55 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: 6ppc
This will only appeal if you have wierd taste (like me), but you might try Miracle Mile

I love that movie but you're absolutely right....it requires a certain mindset and not everyone will love it.

82 posted on 10/28/2009 7:06:59 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Petronski
If you shop at Wal Mart they have a Magnavox Blu Ray player for $99. That is the one I bought (I do not work for or at Wal Mart nor did I get any money for this post).

My old CRT TV went bad this spring so I picked up a nice 37” 1080p from Wally World for less than what I paid for the TV that blew out.

83 posted on 10/28/2009 7:07:20 AM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Thanks, I’ll check it out.

Some others to consider from the recent GI Film Festival:

The G.I. Film Festival and Gary Sinise: Supporting Our Troops

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/fdemartini/2009/10/04/the-g-i-film-festival-and-gary-sinise-supporting-our-troops/


84 posted on 10/28/2009 7:07:41 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: mlmr
quirky indy: Primer. Plan on watching it with someone at least twice if not three times.

I forgot about that one. I saw it about a month ago. Very intelligent film made with a shoestring budget.

85 posted on 10/28/2009 7:08:25 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Skooz
The Fifth Element

The Hunt for Red October

Anchorman

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Bad Lieutenant

86 posted on 10/28/2009 7:08:36 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Skooz

WWII:
The Last Metro (Le Dernier Metro)
Lucie Aubrac (if you can find it!)

Crime:
Thieves (Les Voleurs)
Ronin
Généalogies d’un Crime (Genealogies of a Crime)

Comedy:
Les Visiteurs (hilarious time-traveling French farce)


87 posted on 10/28/2009 7:08:53 AM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: pennboricua
Best Gangster movie “Once upon a time in America”

Years ago I had rented that tape so often, the video store gave me a brand new copy. :)

88 posted on 10/28/2009 7:09:16 AM PDT by Roccus (My anger is manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: SAMWolf

Ping. Lots of good suggestions here, a few we may have missed. :-)


89 posted on 10/28/2009 7:09:59 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: PGR88
LIVES OF OTHERS

Saw it a few months ago. Loved it.

90 posted on 10/28/2009 7:10:42 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: IronKros

Wow, Ice Pirates. I was 10 years old at the time, and it’s sitll the only movie I ever walked out on at a theater.


91 posted on 10/28/2009 7:11:06 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: IronKros

Wow, Ice Pirates. I was 10 years old at the time, and it’s sitll the only movie I ever walked out on at a theater.


92 posted on 10/28/2009 7:11:06 AM PDT by Tolsti2
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To: Skooz

The Third Man w/ Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles
The Man Who Knew Too Much w/ James Stewart and Doris Day
The Bridge on the River Kwai w/ Alec Guinness and William Holden
Das Boot w/ Jurgen Prochnow (German version)
The Ladykillers w/ Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers
The Day of the Jackal w/ Edward Fox (original)
Gran Torino w/ Clint Eastwood (as mentioned by others, a pretty good contemporary movie)

Hope this helps.


93 posted on 10/28/2009 7:11:26 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: PGR88
A German movie, about a Stasi-agent secretely monitoring a dissident in Communist east Germany, who develops some sympathy for his target.

If you haven't seen Goodbye, Lenin! yet I can't recommend it highly enough. One of those movies that will make you laugh and also cry. And Yann Tiersen's soundtrack is my favorite of any movie.

94 posted on 10/28/2009 7:12:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Skooz

Are you into musicals?

Best rock musical: The Girl Can’t Help It

Best variety musical: Hollywood Revue of 1929

Best choreography: Golddiggers of 1933


95 posted on 10/28/2009 7:17:19 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Skooz
LIVES OF OTHERS Saw it a few months ago. Loved it.

The ending was so perfect. Damn shame the main actor passed away shortly after the movie had finished. He probably was even sick during the filming.

96 posted on 10/28/2009 7:17:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Skooz

My two favs are Slingblade and Christmas Vacation. :)


97 posted on 10/28/2009 7:17:40 AM PDT by sweet_diane (Joe Wilson should not apologize TO the members of the House...he should apologize FOR them!)
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To: Skooz

We are loving the DangerMan series, known in the US as Secret Agent Man. Early James Bond stuff, set all over the world, fighting bad Communists. There is also a very good series on Netflix — Battlefield Britain — where they go to Hastings/ replay the battle. Excellent. One series where the guy traces Alexander the Great’s travels — In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great/ Michael Woods. He also goes to Troy/ traces the Odyssey, etc. This is streaming NetFlix.


98 posted on 10/28/2009 7:17:40 AM PDT by bboop (Tar and feathers -- good back then, good now)
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To: Skooz
Get Shorty
Dead Again
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Ghost Town
Seven Samurai
Just Like Heaven
Bullets Over Broadway
99 posted on 10/28/2009 7:19:09 AM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I just saw the promo.I think that Radio Caroline reached
Germany where I was stationed? Although,I remember listening
to Radio Luxembourg.


100 posted on 10/28/2009 7:19:32 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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