Good movies to watch

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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
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In the fires of hell,
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
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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
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Viscid » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:03 pm

Okay, yeah,

Ikiru (props Gordo,)


Ran


Dersu Uzala (If you haven't yet seen Dersu Uzala, you must)


La Strada
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Zorba The Greek


Paths of Glory


Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Northernbuck » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:28 pm

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (very graphic, but a great story)
It Might Get Loud
Star Trek (Newest version)
Inception
Shawn of the Dead
Pretty much any Mel Brooks or Monty Python movie.
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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by perkele » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:59 pm

DooDoot wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:38 am
Funny religious (short) movie about 'miracles'


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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by DooDoot » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:49 am

I watched this freaky movie yesterday. Its starts a bit slow but becomes endearing towards the end. I found it very Dhammic however that is probably dependent upon interpretation.

https://m2m.tv/watch/the-man-who-fell-to-earth/films

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Pseudobabble » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:33 am

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Re: Good movies to watch

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Modus.Ponens » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:29 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:
Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:08 am
Hello.

I just watched "American Beauty" and it inspired me to make this topic. I would like to hear your sugestions of good movies to watch. I have my own:

American Beauty
Idioterne
Spider
Fight Club
Dead Poets Society
Cube
Amelie

Throw your own :)

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Erm... this particular sentence did not age well...

Anyway, a few sugestions more:

Memento
Interstellar
Inception
The Straight Story
The Hunger Games
Nymphomaniac (Lars von Trier is a questionable person, to put it mildly, but he makes some great movies)
Coherence
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by No_Mind » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:53 pm

From mainstream Hollywood movies these come to mind .. there are at least twenty more I want to include but this is the bare minimum list I could come up with.

1990 and later

Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption
Contact
Silence of the Lambs
Saving Private Ryan
Memento (included because the movie runs backwards .. the last scene is shown first)

1960 - 1990

The Godfather I (also II and III)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Deer Hunter
The Shining
Apocalypse Now
Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
Dr Zhivago
Jaws
The Sound Of Music
Alien
Aliens (Alien part II)
Birds

before 1960

Psycho
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
Gone With The Wind
To Kill A Mockingbird
Singing In The Rain
North by Northwest
Vertigo
Rope (included because the movie appears to not have cuts but seems one continuous 80 minute long take)

All movies I have written above are significant Hollywood films from acting, directing, editing, screenplay, story-telling point of view

If you enjoy action films I would add Bourne I, II, III

If you enjoy special effects then Terminator I and II

Passengers (2016) is the most underrated recently made sci-fi film I have seen.

Rope, Vertigo, Psycho, Birds show evolution of the psychological thriller genre .. the one I enjoy most. In 1960 people fainted in movie hall after watching Psycho .. shows how far we have travelled .. compare it to Silence Of The Lambs and Dexter (tv series) to get a snapshot of how society has changed in last 50 years.

The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Avatar, Titanic, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, ET, Back To The Future, Interstellar, Inception .... have been omitted from my list .. but are also must watch.

Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, Scent Of A Woman, Pursuit of Happyness, Seven, Training Day, Unforgiven, Scarface, Million Dollar Baby, Kill BIll I and II, Matrix trilogy gets special mention.

Throw in some good Dustin Hoffman films like The Graduate, Kramer vs Kramer, Papillon .. some good De Niro films Taxi Driver, Raging Bull .. some apocalypse/dystopian future movies like I am Legend, World War Z, Blade Runner, A Clockwork Orange .. and the list is almost complete.

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by Mr Man » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:03 pm

@No_Mind
One of my favourites is Pather Panchali - A beautiful and moving film.

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Re: Good movies to watch

Post by ieee23 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:50 pm

The Fourth Nobel Truth

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6W8LS9


I think it is a great way for non-buddhists to get their first idea of what Buddhism is about.

Its about a jaded movie star sentenced by a judge to get meditation and dhamma lessons after he is arrested for drunk driving.
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