Recommend a Film

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  1. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    If you had to recommend a few films to rent what would they be? They don't have to be recent releases or have A-list actors.

    Personally I would recommend:

    C.R.A.Z.Y.
    Man of the Year
    Mrs Doubtfire (but who hasn't saw that?!)
    Kill Bill 1 & 2
    Walk the Line
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Blow
    Stalingrad (subtitled but a still a great film)
    Human Traffic
    Ring (the original Japanese version)
    The Davinci Code

    Will probably think of more in a bit.
     
  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's easier for me to list by director:

    1. Anything by David Lynch
    2. Anything by Stanley Kubrick
    3. Anything by Roman Polanski
    4. Anything by John Waters (Serial Mom and before)
    5. Anything by Gregg Araki
     
  4. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    A movie I saw a while ago which I liked was "Be Cool." It was something that came on HBO that I just said "Hmm... maybe I'll watch." Turned out to be really good.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Nice list. I'd add most Gus Van Sant films too
     
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    One of the best films I've seen recently! I loved that
     
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    The Departed
    Casino Royale

    ^ My two favorite movies of 06
     
  9. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    I feel like such a minority in saying I didnt like it. Something about the ending of it just bothered me.

    What an excellent movie, I went in not expecting much and I came out quite wowed. Plenty of twisties and turns that I didn't expect. Brilliant
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Yeah, but he's been slipping badly. What was that awful Kurt Cobain one? Last Days? Ugh. :)
     
  11. Lau Guest

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    The Station Agent
    The Kitchen Stories
    American Splendor
    Small Faces
    Beautiful Thing
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I liked it. It fitted with Jerry and Elephant quite nicely.
     
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    Here's my severely pruned list list of 25 movies (of 217) taken from my film log for this year. I've been moving in chronological order for the most part...so only 3 on the list are more recent than 1974.

    Bob Le Flambeur (Melville, 56)
    Hiroshima Mon Amour (Resnais, 59)
    The 400 Blows (Truffaut, 59)
    Une Femme Est Une Femme (Godard, 61)
    Jules and Jim (Truffaut, 62)
    Stray Dog (Kurosawa, 49)
    Rashomon (Kurosawa, 50)
    Ikiru (Kurosawa, 52)
    Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 54)
    Vertigo (Hitchcock, 58)
    Sitcom (Ozon, 98)
    Band of Outsiders (Godard, 64)
    C.R.A.Z.Y. (Vallée, 05)
    Yojimbo (Kurosawa, 61)
    Fighting Elegy (Suzuki, 66)
    Once Upon A Time In The West (Leone, 68)
    La Strada (Fellini, 54)
    Eight and 1/2 (Fellini, 63)
    Elevator to the Gallows (Malle, 57)
    Contempt (Godard, 63)
    Le Samouraï (Melville, 67)
    Day for Night (Truffaut, 73)
    Murmur of the Heart (Malle, 71)
    Au Revoir Les Enfants (Malle, 87)
    Mean Streets (Scorsese, 73)
     
  15. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    any pixar movie (hey, it's steve jobs);) , with toy story, nemo and cars being the best.
     
  16. epiphany macrumors regular

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    A little existensialism

    I just rented Stranger Than Fiction with Will Ferrell and loved it.

    Other good movies in a slightly similar vein:
    Adaptation - with Nick Cage. Hilarious.
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. A little weird, but thoughtful.


    Crash was an excellent flick.
    A History of Violence another.
    Can't leave out The Matrix!

    I've heard great things about Pan's Labyrinth from my roofer neighbor, and he usually only goes for comedies and guy flicks.
     
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    The Pianist - Polanski. Puts any other film about war in the shade.
     
  18. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    F*ck
    Notes on a Scandal
    Anything by Stanley Kubrick
     
  19. iBlue macrumors Core

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    a few that come to mind (but haven't yet been mentioned)


    Fight Club

    Pulp Fiction

    Shaun of the Dead

    Sin City
     
  20. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Damn you beat me to it. *pout* While I love his more recent and well known titles (Howl's Moving Castle, Sprited Away, Princess Mononoke), I am drawn more to his older ones. :eek:

     
  21. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Oh I love his Spirited Away and The Cat Returns

    I really like the films by Takeshi Kitano - Brother, Zatoichi etc really bloody but really entertaining.


    Ghost in the Shell is up there too.

    Wait, why are all my movies Japanese? are there no good western films...?
     
  22. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a

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    Gun Van Sant's Last Days


    very very artsy. the story was an adaptation of Kurt Cobain's... umm... last days. Try to look past the fact that it's basically a story about him, and take it for just a good movie. [Also, if anyone is thinking about it, please don't start trolling about kurt cobain... some people hate him, some people love him... some like me fall in the middle. there, that sums up any flaming that would go on.]


    also... i recommend the soon to be acadamy award for most over the top best action movie of all time, and best actor..........


    LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD! :D :D :D
     
  23. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I would have to say

    Conan the Barbarian

    Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Saving Private Ryan

    Fist Full of Dollars (the trilogy: Fist full of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly)

    Planet of the Apes (the original with Charlton Heston)

    Soylent Green

    Zardoz
     
  24. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, that wasn't by Miyazaki. :) He did do what is commonly considered inspiration of The Cat Returns, which is what I linked to in my previous post, Whisper of the Heart.
     

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