Some good movies?

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  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Anyone have any suggestions? Just start naming off some.

    Here are some that I've watched recently that I like. (I've seen some before already, like Cast Away)
    (Die Hard 4) Live free Or Die Hard
    American History X
    Pineapple Express
    Superbad
    Cast Away
    Armageddon
    Perfect Storm
    Air Force One

    Generally the action / thriller / comedy movies.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Nice selections Nick...
     
  3. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks SSFS. Do you have any movies you like similar that i didn't post?
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I do, but I'm posting them in a few minutes b/c the War Department needs to pay bills, so I need to setup my MBA, in order for her to "takeover the Mac Pro!" :p
     
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    I watched Pineapple Express the other night. It was bloody terrible... worst movie I've seen in a long time. Which is a shame, because generally Seth Rogen is alright, though no genius.

    Forgetting Sarah Marhsall, OTOH, is hilarious (and has the added benefit of starring the gorgeous Mila Kunis).

    WALL-E. Loved it.
     
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    Saw Quantum of Solace last week, I really liked it.
    Watched The Dark Knight again last night, Movie of the Year, IMHO.
    Going to see either Australia or Seven Pounds today with the wife...
     
  8. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    I second Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Definitely see that one. I can't really think of any more right now though.

    Oh, and I loved Armageddon, actually made me cry (I'm a girl so it's ok, ha)
     
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    I usually get pushed to the verge of tears everytime too, except I'm a guy...:eek:
     
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    Ha, I don't blame you. I actually hadn't seen it in awhile and it was on TV not too long ago and well, I cry every time.
     
  11. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall was pretty good. Superbad cracked me up as well.
     
  12. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    All of these are also available on my iPhone:

    The Salton Sea (Val Kilmer)
    Star Wars I-VI (I think I'm hooked)
    Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders (Scariest movie I've seen in awhile)
    Colors (Sean Penn & Robert Duvall)
    Blackhawk Down (Sad, Sad Movie)
    The Last King of Scotland
    Waterboy (laughed so hard my side hurt)
    U-571 (Sad as well)
    GO (hilarious)
    The Longest Yard (Burt Reynolds is good in the remake)
    The Shawshank Redemption (one of the best movies ever)
    Starsky & Hutch (Hilarious)
    Speed (Very entertaining movie, Dennis Hopper is the best)

    I'm keeping my list short, and sweet...
     
  13. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    i personally like indie films here are some that i have watched in the past and recently

    Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    Wristcutters
    Purple Violets
    Wicker Park
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Being John Malkovich
    Garden State
    Rounders
    Sukiyaki Django Western...



    some of these are romantic comedies...haha
     
  14. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Yup.

    I'd also say:
    Sahara (good, clean old-fashioned adventure)
    Vanilla Sky (not really a thriller, but psychological)
    Either of the National Treasure films
    Disturbia
    The Ex
    Thelma & Louise (okay, maybe a bit chick flick-ish)

    ..don't be fooled: Wild Hogs was stupid.
     
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    Here's an underrated classic: Across the Pacific with Humphrey Bogart. Bogart was never an action hero, but he really pulled it off in this one. Great plot; you almost wish they'd remake it.

    I saw Timeline again the other night. I remember how it got pummeled by the critics but I really liked it.

    The Shawshank Redemption
    Scrooged
    Transporter was great. 2 not so much. 3 was OK.

    mt
     
  16. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Are you kidding? The Audi that never showed a hint of damage, even after it was driven through a concrete wall? Man, those cars are tough! :D

    I thought it was reasonable. Pretty stupid, yeah, but a fun popcorn flick nonetheless.

    Shawshank is a brilliant movie...

    --

    Other oldies that come to mind:
    Catch Me If You Can
    A Beautiful Mind
     
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    Just had a browse through rottentomatoes.com 's list of 2008 and 2007 - some great ideas from there.
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Some of my favorites include:

    Memento (one of the smartest films I have ever seen)
    Terminator 2 (sci-fi doesn't get much better...)
    Aliens (...except maybe with this one....)
    Serenity (... and definitely this one ;) :cool: )
    Batman Begins (amazing film)
    The Dark Knight (solid sequel, a rarity it seems)
    The Matrix (just the first one!)
    Hard Boiled (mindless, gratuitous action movies do not get any better than this!)

    I have many others, but that should do for now... ;)
     
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    Speaking of express, I watched "Midnight Express" the other night. Hadn't seen it for a while.
     
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