Skip to comments.Would Anyone Suggest a Good Movie Please? (shameless vanity)
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 moneys 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 Days Night, and a few foreign artsy films whose names I dont 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?
Have you seen “Network”?
Have you seen “Network”?
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.
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.
loved loved second hand lions.
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.
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.
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".
Now, it's still a good movie, but kind of matter of fact. Reality has imitated art.
Same could be said for Idiocracy.
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).
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.
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"?
He's one of my favorite actors.
The Lives of Others
The Man Who Would Be King
The Commitments (Irish)
The Man Who Would Be King, excellent choice.
I loved Office Space, but Idiocracy (though it had it's moments) fell a little flat with me.
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.
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