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Old 09-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Movie Suggestion Thread

For those interested I'd like to have you list some of your favorite movies and suggest movies to previous posters based on their lists. I noticed older threads similar to this, but I figured we could all start fresh.

These are in no particular order, I tend to like crime movies:

American Gangster
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Training Day
Sin City
Seven
A History of Violence
The Departed
Scarface
Requiem for a Dream
Reservoir Dogs
Menace II Society
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ok...here's my list


Kids Movies:
Wall-E
Cinderella
Alice in Wonderland (the 1950ties cartoon)
101 dalmations
Lady and the Tramp
Up
Ratatouille
Puss in Boots
Bye Bye Birdie

General movies
Run Lola Run
School of Rock
CUBE (not 2 or recube...just CUBE)
Sid and Nancy
Train spotting
All Star Trek movies
District 9

Documentaries:
Who killed the Electric Car
The man who cycled the world
Long Way Round
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan Biography
30 days- oops...Super Size me
Man on a Wire
Grizzly Man (weirdoooo)




Chick flicks - old and new

Like Water for chocolate
Boys on the side
The Notebook
Bridges of Madison County
Elizabeth
I am DINA
Educating Rita
Gone with the Wind
The Queen
Dirty Dancing
Breaking the Waves
Bridesmaids

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Taking notes!! HEHEH
Sent the name to the man who has a way of getting these things;-)
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ms. Campy,

If you dig documentaries check out the following:

Project Nim - about teaching an ape how to sign
The Cove - you've heard Keith rant about this one
Religulous - interesting religious documentary
Zeitgeist
Cutting Edge: The Child Sex Trade
Bi The Way - one of my favourite docs out there. Discusses whether or not there is such a thing as bisexuality
Paris is Burning - drag queens


I LOOOOVE documetaries. I've got tons more to recommend.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Documentary: Jesus Camp, Jiro Dreams of Sushi

I've made a vow to myself to never watch a documentary with any sort of stance involved (Bowling for Columbine, Super Size Me) because a documentary can make you believe anything they want you to believe. The only docs I'll ever watch are ones only meant to inform and are as "fly on the wall" as possible. Both of these docs that I suggested are incredibly hands off.

Also this: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/


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"In Bruges" - fantastic crime drama/black comedy. It's in my top 10 movies of all time.
"Oldboy" - Korean detective noir. Top 5 all time.

If you like crime I'd start looking up the best of the best classic film noirs. I know Chinatown is on netflix instant. Winter's Bone (2010) is a modern noir that breaks the noir formula by using a female protagonist. It was also nominated for best film, best adapted screen play, best female lead, and best male support.

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Thanks Astigos, I have seen Chinatown that was pretty good. I'll have to check out Old Boy.
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Winters bone is a great movie
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"In Bruges" - fantastic crime drama/black comedy. It's in my top 10 movies of all time.
See also "The Guard", by the brother of the director of "In Bruges" and starring the magnificent Brendan Gleeson, also from "In Bruges".

Funniest movie of last year.
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I've made a vow to myself to never watch a documentary with any sort of stance involved (Bowling for Columbine, Super Size Me) because a documentary can make you believe anything they want you to believe.
Guns are bad, eating at McDonald's is bad. What spin from these liberal assholes, right?

Also, ALL documentaries have a stance involved. Films get made and edited by people, people with opinions and biases. Even if it's not a conscious decision of the filmmaker, all documentaries are trying to tell you something.
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Guns are bad, eating at McDonald's is bad. What spin from these liberal assholes, right?

Also, ALL documentaries have a stance involved. Films get made and edited by people, people with opinions and biases. Even if it's not a conscious decision of the filmmaker, all documentaries are trying to tell you something.
Like all other genres, documentaries have sub-genres as well. Expository documentaries are the ones that have the stances we're referring to. They are not unlike a TV news segment or a newspaper article. They can make you believe what they want because they are the filter which the information must pass. They get to choose what not to tell you.

I will still however watch observational documentaries where there is nearly no interaction from the crew with the subjects. The film is simply meant to show you the subject in its truest state.

Side note: Morgan Spurlock got fat from the diet because he was overconsuming calories (probably over 3500/day), NOT because he was eating McDonald's. The overconsumption of calories and healthy vs unhealthy foods are two different issues.
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