Good movies to watch

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Ben » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:30 am

Viscid wrote:Just watched sorcerer, awesome suggestion. Thanks alan/ben.

Reminded me of Fitzcarraldo.
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Fitzcarraldo is brilliant. I love that genre of european art-house that came out in the 1970s. Fitzcarraldo also reminds me of another excellent movie:
Aguire, Wrath of God. Like Fitzcarraldo, also set on the Amazon.
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by alan » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:33 am

Groundhog Day.
Bill Murray is forced to live one day over and over and over...until he gets it right. Slightly flawed but still a personal favorite.

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Viscid » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:19 am

Ben wrote: Aguire, Wrath of God.
Yup, I'm a big Herzog fan.
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Moth » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:25 pm

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:06 pm

Moth wrote:Last Life in the Universe
Perhaps my favourite Thai movie. The Christopher Doyle cinematography, the angst-filled story line, and the multi-national cast and crew gives it, in my mind, a definite connection to Kar Wai Wong's movies (especially the 60's "trilogy": Days of being wild, In the Mood for Love, 2046).

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by andre9999 » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:05 pm

Since I just went through the work I figured I'd post it in case anyone else was interested. The following movies from this thread are available on streaming Netflix (almost all of the rest are available on DVD):

Amelie
The Parallax View
Serpico
Joe Kidd
Departures
Why Has Bodhi Dharma Left for the East?
Ip Man
The Exorcist
The Big Lebowski
Inglorious Bastards
Groundhog Day

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by old dead wood » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:29 am

Big Fish
Lucas
Jacob's Ladder

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Individual » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:13 pm

The Blind Side
The best things in life aren't things.

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Vardali » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:28 pm

12 Angry Men - a real study on psychology and change management

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Alex123 » Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:23 pm

Personally whenever I feel too bad (I have chronic pains) and need real painkiller that works, I watch "In the line of Duty 4, 家師姐IV直擊證人" starring Donnie Yen and Cynthia Khan - it is like mental "heroin" for me. Very happy movie. It is about HK police beating up bad people and bad Chinese working for CIA.

Awesome undercranked martial arts action from the golden era of movies, the 80's. There are few movies as good as this. As far as I am concerned, you haven't seen action before seeing this movie. It gives me the endorphins whenever I watch it. One doesn't need to do drugs, just watch it. Its like ~90 minutes of getting high...

Here the good guys busted bad chinese working for the CIA...



just another day in the line of duty... This is how police captures its suspects, or attempts to...

THIS IS SPARTA!


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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Thaibebop » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:59 am

This is one of my all time favorite movies, beautifully sad. Last Life in the Universe.

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by son of dhamma » Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:09 am

The Darjeeling Limited :twothumbsup:
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus :D
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind :twothumbsup:
Howl's Moving Castle :twothumbsup:
I Heart Huckabees :)
Spirited Away :twothumbsup:
The Royal Tenenbaums :twothumbsup:
Tron :twothumbsup:
The Matrix Trilogy :twothumbsup:
Pandorum :twothumbsup:
Clue :D
Pan's Labyrinth :twothumbsup:
The Lost Room (mini-series) :twothumbsup:

Hope my selections are enjoyable.
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by andre9999 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:26 pm

son of dhamma wrote:The Darjeeling Limited :twothumbsup:
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus :D
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind :twothumbsup:
Howl's Moving Castle :twothumbsup:
I Heart Huckabees :)
Spirited Away :twothumbsup:
The Royal Tenenbaums :twothumbsup:
Tron :twothumbsup:
The Matrix Trilogy :twothumbsup:
Pandorum :twothumbsup:
Clue :D
Pan's Labyrinth :twothumbsup:
The Lost Room (mini-series) :twothumbsup:

Hope my selections are enjoyable.
with metta

Some of those are favorites of mine. I really like these threads because I can chase after the other movies of people with similar tastes. Thanks!

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Mr. G » Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:18 pm

My favorites in no particular order:

Zero Effect
Ikiru
Wit
The Big Lebowski
Even if my body should be burnt to death
In the fires of hell,
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Tex » Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:41 pm

Inception
The Usual Suspects
The Dark Knight
Avatar
The Shawshank Redemption
Good Will Hunting
Primal Fear
Shine
Swimming With Sharks
The Big Kahuna
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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