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Movie Recommendations: Movies you HAVE to watch!

Postby MAK » Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:18 pm

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I'll keep updating this OP with all your suggestions such that we have a list that is easy to access.


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Postby Pawly » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:31 pm

Winter On Fire
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4908644/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.
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Postby catatoniatoday » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:24 pm

You know what? When we lost the old Ninja, I all but stopped watching things and it has mostly remained so with the exception of documentaries and the odd series that I've managed to keep up with (Homeland, The Leftovers). Here are some things I've seen in the interim and loved:

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (this has Ninja classic written all over it)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3212568/

Les Blank documentaries. Personal favorites are Gap-Toothed Women, Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers and Burden of Dreams--an absolute must see. At some point I need to watch every film the man made.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0087511/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
http://www.openculture.com/2013/04/werner_herzog_eats_his_shoe.html

I also discovered the Maysles brothers. So far I have seen Grey Gardens, Iris and half of Gimme Shelter. And Orson Welles in Spain, which is a short: https://youtu.be/Z3gcp9-_bfI
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073076/?ref_=nv_sr_1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_and_David_Maysles

Finding Vivian Maier
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2714900/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Jodorowsky's Dune
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935156/?ref_=nv_sr_2

And a perennial favorite, Crumb
This movie chronicles the life and times of R. Crumb. Robert Crumb is the cartoonist/artist who drew Keep On Truckin', Fritz the Cat, and played a major pioneering role in the genesis of underground comix. Through interviews with his mother, two brothers, wife, and ex-girlfriends, as well as selections from his vast quantity of graphic art, we are treated to a darkly comic ride through one man's subconscious mind. As stream-of-consciousness images incessantly flow forth from the tip of his pen, biting social satire is revealed, often along with a disturbing and haunting vision of Crumb's own betes noires and inadequacies. As his acid-trip induced images flicker across our own retinas, we gain a little insight into this complex and highly creative individual.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109508/
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Postby DJ_Darkside » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:28 pm

The Wolfpack: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2415458/

This was a really good one about a big family living in a small apartment. The father lets them outside only about once a year and even then they hardly leave the grounds of their apartment. Did I mention they love re-creating all the classic movies? Dressing up and everything. It's the only thing they have to do. My fav this year so far I think.
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Postby Brewtality » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:19 pm

Planet of Snail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM-E-X-coCM

Young-Chan can not hear or see and depends totally on his sense of touch. His wife Soon-Ho has a spinal deformity. The documentary explores their life together and is absolutely wonderful and incredibly touching. Young-Chan and Soon-Ho communicate using something called 'touch Braille' which I'd never heard of before. Essentially, Soon-Ho 'types' on Young-Chan's hands to talk to him. If you ever doubted the power of true love then you need to watch this film. It never strays into voyeurism and will leave you feeling full of hope for humanity. Get it watched!
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Postby ink » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:59 pm

Cartel Land: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4126304/

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[em]A physician in Michoacán, Mexico leads a citizen uprising against the drug cartel that has wreaked havoc on the region for years. Across the U.S. border, a veteran heads a paramilitary group working to prevent Mexico's drug wars from entering U.S. territory. Written by Anonymous[/em]




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Postby PhlawlessPhelon » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:16 am

In honor of my 300th post I must say everyone must watch 300.

"300" : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416449/ 7.7 on imdb

"300: Rise of an Empire" : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1253863/ 6.3 on imdb
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Postby ink » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:28 am

Beasts of no Nation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365050/

i challenge you to sit through the whole movie and not feel something.. :/
its one of those movies.
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Postby PhlawlessPhelon » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:32 am

ink wrote:Beasts of no Nation: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365050/

i challenge you to sit through the whole movie and not feel something.. hmm
its one of those movies.


I second this. I was glued to the screen throughout the entire movie.
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Postby ink » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:59 pm

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Postby anynoise » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:01 am

Pan's Labryinth
--although I'm sure most people have seen this.

Bicycle Thieves
--because old black & white films are awesome.

Jacob's Ladder
--saw this in film class and it terrified me...in a good way.

Kiss of the Spider Woman
--who doesn't want to see William Hurt as a woman?

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Postby Corgimom » Wed May 18, 2016 12:25 pm

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Postby Feydakin » Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:10 pm

Red Cliff I: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425637/
Red Cliff II: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1326972/

If you're into Chinese cinema, you must check out the Red Cliff movies, or movie, depending on how you watch. I watched the two part mega cut of Red Cliff that is about 5 hours total in length. By John Woo. It's an incredibly good movie, highly recommend it. It's hard to really compare it to anything contemporary Western.

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Postby ink » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:41 am

yes! awesome.. i will look into this!
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Postby Feydakin » Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:45 am

It's technically two movies, but it's really just one... so you need to watch them both back to back to get the full story. If you love Chinese cinema and epic, sweeping stories, then you'll love Red Cliff. ;)
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Postby Rivoc » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:42 am

Shawshank Redemption - a classic in every way

Inception - I really dont understand how most of my friends didnt understand it

The Sandlot - Everyone who has ever felt left out of anything should enjoy this movie and it will help you grow as a person... or so i hope

Pacific Rim - If the world was being attacked by monsters - think about how most of your problems wouldnt be your biggest problems anymore. Let that sink in, really.
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Postby Charmosa » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:42 pm

I don't know about you, but I'm prepping for Halloween already with horror movies. The worst genre for good movies. Seriously, why so hard to find a scary movie? I love a lot of cheesy horror movies (Re-Animator being one of my all time favs) but legitimately scary? Soo hard. I looked for rec's online and recently watched The Witch and The Invitation. Both were great and I would recommend. The Witch is a thoroughly researched telling of a Puritan family in pre-Salem America that combines a lot of real stories of witches from that time. It is a little slow and the Biblical English sometimes hard to follow, but I think the pacing works for the story and the language adds to the realism. Got some good scares, too. The Invitation is more of a psychological thriller than a horror movie, I suppose. But it messes with your mind and really keeps you watching the movie closely. What are they up to? Are they in a hippie death cult? Am I overreacting? It pulls you one way then the other and it was so much fun to watch. Yelling at the TV, then literally leaning forward on the edge of the couch. If anyone has any other seriously scary movies to recommend, please send them my way. For the record, I HATE Paranormal Activity. It's NOT scary and it's BORING. So keep that in mind when making rec's.
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Postby ghostdogg » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:03 pm

Charmosa wrote:I don't know about you, but I'm prepping for Halloween already with horror movies. The worst genre for good movies. Seriously, why so hard to find a scary movie? I love a lot of cheesy horror movies (Re-Animator being one of my all time favs) but legitimately scary? Soo hard. I looked for rec's online and recently watched The Witch and The Invitation. Both were great and I would recommend. The Witch is a thoroughly researched telling of a Puritan family in pre-Salem America that combines a lot of real stories of witches from that time. It is a little slow and the Biblical English sometimes hard to follow, but I think the pacing works for the story and the language adds to the realism. Got some good scares, too. The Invitation is more of a psychological thriller than a horror movie, I suppose. But it messes with your mind and really keeps you watching the movie closely. What are they up to? Are they in a hippie death cult? Am I overreacting? It pulls you one way then the other and it was so much fun to watch. Yelling at the TV, then literally leaning forward on the edge of the couch. If anyone has any other seriously scary movies to recommend, please send them my way. For the record, I HATE Paranormal Activity. It's NOT scary and it's BORING. So keep that in mind when making rec's.

The Rite was a pretty good one. Not too scary but more thrilly. I'll add more in a bit cuz my brain ain't working too good...
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Postby ghostdogg » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:09 pm

Oh, I know - The Cell with J lo... An oldie but a goodie!
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Postby ink » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:48 pm

the visit

its fun, ive watched it atleast 3 times.. and a few jumpy spots :yikes: /nod

if you havent seen it, dont watch the trailer and go in blind! /bigsmile
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Postby Feydakin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:16 am

I don't typically get scared from horror movies so if that's all you're looking for then I am not going to have any good recommendations. I mean sure, I get taken in by jump scares just like anyone, and I do find some things creepy, but I don't find any of it legitimately scary like I did when I was young. Plus I am a horror fan from back in the '70s, that lived and breathed horror growing up so I am super biased when it comes to the genre. Stuff I find amazingly entertaining from that era most people that aren't like myself find boring, dated and aren't into it. Hell I still love the old Universal classics... ;)
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Postby Feydakin » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:34 am

Charmosa wrote:I don't know about you, but I'm prepping for Halloween already with horror movies. The worst genre for good movies. Seriously, why so hard to find a scary movie? I love a lot of cheesy horror movies (Re-Animator being one of my all time favs) but legitimately scary? Soo hard. I looked for rec's online and recently watched The Witch and The Invitation. Both were great and I would recommend. The Witch is a thoroughly researched telling of a Puritan family in pre-Salem America that combines a lot of real stories of witches from that time. It is a little slow and the Biblical English sometimes hard to follow, but I think the pacing works for the story and the language adds to the realism. Got some good scares, too. The Invitation is more of a psychological thriller than a horror movie, I suppose. But it messes with your mind and really keeps you watching the movie closely. What are they up to? Are they in a hippie death cult? Am I overreacting? It pulls you one way then the other and it was so much fun to watch. Yelling at the TV, then literally leaning forward on the edge of the couch. If anyone has any other seriously scary movies to recommend, please send them my way. For the record, I HATE Paranormal Activity. It's NOT scary and it's BORING. So keep that in mind when making rec's.


Should post your top 5 horror movies in this thread ;)
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Postby Charmosa » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:17 am

ink wrote:the visit

its fun, ive watched it atleast 3 times.. and a few jumpy spots :yikes: /nod

if you havent seen it, dont watch the trailer and go in blind! /bigsmile


I'll look it up, thanks!
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Postby ink » Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:25 am



at some point im going to have to watch this.. i just know that it will be difficult because it only confirms what already live...

but!
i continue to hear that it is very well done, in a way that provides great insight into US history. context.

In an interview with The Washington Post, DuVernay said she initially sought to make a documentary that explored “the idea that there are companies making millions of dollars off the punishment of human beings.” But the documentary inevitably turns to current conversations about the criminal justice system and the fatal police shootings of African Americans.

“As I delved into [the prison labor industry], I found that you couldn’t fully tell that story without giving it historical and cultural context,” said DuVernay.


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