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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: fredhead

John Wayne’s best movie, in my opinion: The Shootist.

Bonus: also in the movie are Jimmy Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, John Carradine and others.

Also good is The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which includes both Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne.

Agree with you that Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The African Queen are awesome. For some reason, I really like the mood of Key Largo.


151 posted on 10/28/2009 9:13:48 AM PDT by Theo (May Rome decrease and Christ increase.)
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To: Theo
The Whales of August (if you can find it)

The last movie that, Lillian Gish, Vincent Price, and Betty Davis ever made.

Also appearing in it is Harry Carey Jr and Anne Sothern

152 posted on 10/28/2009 9:20:43 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Skooz

Pure Country :o)


153 posted on 10/28/2009 9:23:43 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: paulycy

Fireproof. It will make you think more about God and your relationship with him.

It will also help you to step back and look at your spouse in a more constructive way.


154 posted on 10/28/2009 9:25:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Skooz
Skooz, if you haven't seen Best in Show, run--do not walk--to the nearest video rent place and check it out! Do not wait for Netflix--fast as they are. This is an emergency!

If you don't find yourself rolling on the floor laughing--run--do not walk--to the nearest shrink! This is an emergency!

155 posted on 10/28/2009 9:41:36 AM PDT by Savage Beast (29% of Americans think news organizations get the facts correct? No wonder we're in such a mess!)
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To: Malsua

Definitely Primer.

Watch it several times and try to figure out what’s going on.

Also: Memento (starring Guy Pearce and Carrie-Ann Moss)


156 posted on 10/28/2009 9:41:57 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: Skooz

Lady in White.........a good Halloween movie.


157 posted on 10/28/2009 9:43:59 AM PDT by tioga
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To: mysterio

Good choice.


158 posted on 10/28/2009 9:44:00 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: Skooz
Lady in White movie trailer.
159 posted on 10/28/2009 9:46:03 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Skooz

Brotherhood of the Wolf, Impromptu, Lumumba, Farinelli, Pans Labyrinth and Smilia’s Sense of Snow.


160 posted on 10/28/2009 9:46:57 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: Skooz

Have you seen “Network”?


161 posted on 10/28/2009 9:48:36 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: Skooz

Have you seen “Network”?


162 posted on 10/28/2009 9:48:41 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: Skooz

Gettysburg


163 posted on 10/28/2009 9:50:41 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: El Sordo

Yeah, Primer was great. That’s basically what my list was...movies that have you thinking at the end. Mostly “WTF just happened??” I enjoy movies like that because it’s not some formulaic pap like Transformers.


164 posted on 10/28/2009 10:00:13 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Skooz

i like films that don’t spend most of their time demonizing christians, conservatives, America, or George Bush. I like Knowing. also State of Play with Russel Crowe.


165 posted on 10/28/2009 10:14:39 AM PDT by applpie
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To: IYAS9YAS

loved loved second hand lions.


166 posted on 10/28/2009 10:16:04 AM PDT by applpie
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To: dfwgator

oops forgot one. Believe it or not i was shocked as to how much I really loved Amazing Grace. i had put it off and was so pleasantly surprised. It’s the movie about William Wilberforce and his life long pursuit to end slavery in Britain. we need more statesmen like this.


167 posted on 10/28/2009 10:18:03 AM PDT by applpie
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To: uncitizen
Have you seen “Network”?

Saw that when it was shown on HBO back in 1977. I thought it was brilliant.

I watched it again a couple of years ago. Doesn't seem so far fetched now.

168 posted on 10/28/2009 10:25:14 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
Doesn't seem so far fetched now.

Sure doesn't. It predicted a lot of what is going on today. That the TV generation would lose some of their humanity and live their lives vicariously thru TV characters and be more prone to crime. And most importantly, the way that the news became entertainment and how corporations just bought and paid for the "news".

169 posted on 10/28/2009 10:30:10 AM PDT by uncitizen (I'm mad as hell and i'm not gonna take it anymore!!)
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To: uncitizen
Yep. At the time it was considered outrageous, almost farcical.

Now, it's still a good movie, but kind of matter of fact. Reality has imitated art.

170 posted on 10/28/2009 10:34:30 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
Yep. At the time it was considered outrageous, almost farcical.

Same could be said for Idiocracy.

171 posted on 10/28/2009 10:37:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: applpie

If you ‘liked’ SoP with Russell Crowe, then you’ll LOVE SoP as the BBC originally did it. Get it now. Bill Nighy is priceless as the editor (but then, he’s always brilliant: Shawn of the Dead, for instance).


172 posted on 10/28/2009 10:40:54 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (I'm still waiting for Dear Leader to say something that isn't a lie)
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To: Skooz
Some of my favorite movies I have seen the past few months are Defiance...

I'm watching Defiance right now. Spreading it out over several nights.

I just looked up Everything is Illuminated on the imdb. Coincidentally, Liev Schreiber, the director, is one of the main characters in Defiance. Both movies have a similar Nazi/Jewish theme.

173 posted on 10/28/2009 10:41:13 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (The Libs play dirty because the Libs ARE dirty.)
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To: paulycy
"...a Streisand movie - What’s Up Doc"

Don't tell anybody, but I've got that one and watch it as often as I do Woody Allen's "Play it Again, Sam". Did you see the other Streisand comedy, "For Pete's Sake"?

174 posted on 10/28/2009 10:45:36 AM PDT by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Coincidentally, Liev Schreiber...

He's one of my favorite actors.

175 posted on 10/28/2009 10:46:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Skooz
Brazil

The Lives of Others

The Man Who Would Be King

The Commitments (Irish)

176 posted on 10/28/2009 10:50:30 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Madame Dufarge

The Man Who Would Be King, excellent choice.


177 posted on 10/28/2009 10:52:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Same could be said for Idiocracy.

I loved Office Space, but Idiocracy (though it had it's moments) fell a little flat with me.

178 posted on 10/28/2009 10:53:55 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: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
I just looked up Everything is Illuminated on the imdb.

Order it now. I give you my word you will not see a better movie this year. The cinematography alone is wondrous.

It's a rage gem of a movie; poignant, heart breaking, hilarious, exceedingly entertaining yet very low key. And the acting is perfection.

179 posted on 10/28/2009 11:03:26 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

Register here, subscribe to RSS feed and explore this site with educational, science, Discovery, BBC torrents started by a Welsh man. Has a nuclear age collection.

http://forums.mvgroup.org/index.php


180 posted on 10/28/2009 11:06:50 AM PDT by enviros_kill (Counter the culture and the oppression of regression)
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To: BlueLancer
Did you see the other Streisand comedy, "For Pete's Sake"?

Yes but as I said in a previous post I can't resist Buck Henry stuff so I didn't like it quite as much.

181 posted on 10/28/2009 11:08:28 AM PDT by paulycy (Predatory Pricing = Public Option = Unethical Competition.)
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To: All

Don’t forget The Rat Race. Very funny.


182 posted on 10/28/2009 12:03:14 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: Skooz
Cool Hand Luke.....I never tire of that movie.


183 posted on 10/28/2009 12:07:43 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Mmm mmm mmm - Barack Hussein Obama (repeat endlessly))
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To: Skooz

The Defiant Ones

Excellent flick.


184 posted on 10/28/2009 12:08:54 PM PDT by djf (Grasshopper: The game is rigged. Patience takes forever to learn. You're so screwed!!)
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To: Skooz

As one poster suggested Gran Torino, also have you seen the old John Wayne movie, “The Long Voyage Home”? it is a great movie, made in 1940 before the US was in the war but about the war none the less. It just came up on instant play. Also, if you like the old soap operas(and even if you don’t)think about trying out “Dark Shadows”. Start with the ones labeled, “The beggining” and work your way through. It was wildly popular and is still gripping in most of the episodes, eventually working up to Barnabas the Vampire. Just a suggestion.


185 posted on 10/28/2009 12:16:56 PM PDT by calex59 (We want our constitution back, and we will get it back.)
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To: ctdonath2

There were definitely flaws in “Taken” but they didn’t occur to you while you were watching it. Afterwards you could spot but while watching it moved so quick and kept you so entertained you didn’t have time to think of them till later.


186 posted on 10/28/2009 12:18:16 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: IYAS9YAS

I loved “The Worlds Fastest Indian”, a great movie and based on fact.


187 posted on 10/28/2009 12:21:27 PM PDT by calex59 (We want our constitution back, and we will get it back.)
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To: Skooz

Thanks for starting this thread, Skooz. It’s a lot of fun. Just in case you can’t tell from how many times I’ve posted on it I’m a movie nut.


188 posted on 10/28/2009 12:22:36 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: Skooz

Thanks for starting this thread, Skooz. It’s a lot of fun. Just in case you can’t tell from how many times I’ve posted on it I’m a movie nut.


189 posted on 10/28/2009 12:22:47 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: Skooz

Thanks for starting this thread, Skooz. It’s a lot of fun. Just in case you can’t tell from how many times I’ve posted on it I’m a movie nut.


190 posted on 10/28/2009 12:22:51 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: P from Sheb

Galaxy Quest was hilarious. A great movie and a show case for Tim Allen and Tony whats his name(Monk), not to mention a very hot looking Sigourny(spellling?) Weaver.


191 posted on 10/28/2009 12:29:45 PM PDT by calex59 (We want our constitution back, and we will get it back.)
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To: starlifter

Thanks for the warning on Amelia. I’ll stay far away. I have to agree with you about Scarlet Johansen. She can’t act at all. She’s the female Keanu Reeves nice to look at but don’t expect any facial expressions from them during the movie.


192 posted on 10/28/2009 12:38:36 PM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: Skooz

This is a great thread, I’m a big movie buff.

Here is some stuff I haven’t seen listed so far:

WWII:

In Which We Serve - Story of a British destroyer from commissioning to sinking (told in flashbacks.)
The Guns of Navarone
Twelve O’Clock High
Command Decision
Battleground
The Sea Wolves (True story, set in India, of a bunch of elderly British veterans attacking NAZI ships in neutral Portuguese Goa.)

Napoleonic Wars:

Damn the Defiant!
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Horatio Hornblower (A&E series)
Captain Horatio Hormblower (movie with Gregory Peck and Virginia Mayo, Combined the two sets give you a good grounding in the Hornblower character.)

If you can find them, the BBC’s Sharpe series about Richard Sharpe is a great set of stories set during the Peninsular War in Spain and Portugal from 1807 to 1814.

# Episode Year
1 Sharpe’s Rifles 1993
2 Sharpe’s Eagle 1993
3 Sharpe’s Company 1994
4 Sharpe’s Enemy 1994
5 Sharpe’s Honour 1994
6 Sharpe’s Gold 1995
7 Sharpe’s Battle 1995
8 Sharpe’s Sword 1995
9 Sharpe’s Regiment 1996
10 Sharpe’s Siege 1996
11 Sharpe’s Mission 1996
12 Sharpe’s Revenge 1997
13 Sharpe’s Justice 1997
14 Sharpe’s Waterloo 1997
15 Sharpe’s Challenge 2006
16 Sharpe’s Peril 2008


193 posted on 10/28/2009 1:55:06 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Skooz

For a funny one::: Adventures in Babysitting....


194 posted on 10/28/2009 2:01:13 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Barb4Bush
“Taken” with Liam Neeson

Haven't read to the bottom of this thread yet, but at this point I'll "third" that suggestion. One of my favorites from the past year or so (perhaps someone will also mention the Jason Bourne trilogy?). Shades of "Frantic", you know, the also Paris-themed movie starring that guy that sort of looks like Indiana Jones, and directed by that guy that sort of looks like that child rapist everyone's been talking about recently. (Sorry, good movie all the same...in an 80's kind of way (need I say 'Grace Jones'!?))

195 posted on 10/28/2009 3:49:07 PM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Skooz

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events - just for the musical score and the closing credits, if nothing else. Seriously.


196 posted on 10/28/2009 3:54:49 PM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Skooz

I have a few Chinese movies in my collection. If you watched and liked “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” you will probably enjoy the following:

Hero - Jet Li stars in this story. The visual imagery in this film is stunning. The fight on the lake is my favorite.
The House of Flying Daggers - a captivating love triangle story.
Fearless - Another Jet Li film, more of an action film than the other two; the fight scenes are fights rather than fight choreography and scenery.
I also have a copy of Curse of the Golden Flower but thought it was just alright. See it if you particularly like the genre. The story is one of those ruling family struggle - King Lear-esk deals.

I prefer to skip the dubbed versions and read the subtitles because:
The dubbing is almost always poorly done.
There is usually even less information in the spoken translation than the subtitles, and
I like the sound of spoken Chinese

I also second the nomination of Das Boot. I have that in my collection also. Get the extended version and see it in German w/ the subtitles (same reasons as above). That is one amazing and tense film.


197 posted on 10/28/2009 4:33:18 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: ctdonath2

I must agree w/ you on “Taken”. I thought it was formula from start to finish. The addition of any thinking at all renders it only somewhat more plausible than “Transporter 2”. I had trouble w/ both of these. I’m capable of suspending disbelief, but not infinitely.


198 posted on 10/28/2009 4:40:59 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Skooz

Another I have not seen listed yet - Cinderella Man w/ Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti (pls excus spelin)


199 posted on 10/28/2009 4:44:30 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Skooz; All
Sita Sings The Blues

Watch it online.

200 posted on 10/28/2009 4:52:51 PM PDT by csvset
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