Favorite Movies!

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    So I've had a good bit of free time besides work so would love to watch a couple new ones. So I come to you guys for some new recommendations!

    Off the top of my head a couple would be:
    Shawshank Redemption - was on a couple nights ago.
    Fightclub
    The Batman Movies - Yes even the cheesy one with Arnold. :tongue:
    Saving Private Ryan
    Forrest Gump

    I cant think of anymore but I'm sure there are more! What are your favorite movies you guys? This can include documentaries too. Oh and feel free to list your recent favorites too.
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    Have no worries in immeaditely googling this as the easiest way to recall my fave film Directors, hence showing ALL of my favourite movies, of the day & time
    Odd that it seems to have diminished the last 20 odd years, re Italians being so great at it
    We in NZ were fortunate i geuss that there were a few persons who dedicated there life to importing anything other than British then American films

    The original 2 week Film Festivals, ond the dedicated LIDO cinema.
    I think a dutch guy brought it and solely had such neat films)
    Wonderful era, sort of cultured many of us lessors ha into the minds of & what else is happening in places other than secluded NZ
    enz

    Top 10 Greatest Italian Film Directors

    all that said
    'Death in Venice' Luchino Visconti is my all time Favourite
    the entire fim, music actors youth vs age magical Director etc...

    differnet era to you OP, no worries ha
     
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    RB, I'll have to check that one out! The only movie I've seen from that list was Roberto Benigni's Life is beautiful and I thought that movie was awesome! So funny but yet sad too, but I'll have to see where I can get Death in Venice. :)
     
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch :196:


    I honestly can't pick! I am a huge film fan and have watched waaaaay too much stuff, yet nothing is clamoring to the forefront of my mind. :dead:
     
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    Some of my favorites right now are :
    Sucker Punch
    Just go for it
    Scott Pilgrim vs the world
    Rio
    Ive also been watching the Kill bills again, forgetting sarah marshall and 50 first dates
     
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    "To kill a mockingbird"

    "Superman: The movie"

    Kind of disparate choices but they hit distinct buttons in me and elicit good feelings albeit in different ways.
     
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    Near Dark
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar
    Audition
    Irreversible
    Spirited Away
    Time Bandits
    Amelie
    Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday
    Sharkskin Man, Peach Hip Girl

    just added Rango to the list.

    got a High Fidelity thang with movies.. top 10s for each genre/niche
     
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    "You know the Tenia? Like the tapeworm. The Tenia! Maybe upstairs. The Tenia. Are you the Tenia? Let go! You know the Tenia? You know the Tenia?"

    And then all the people having dirty secks in that... place
    and the fire extinguisher scene
    and the rape
    Good movie though!
     
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    One of the best animes out there !
    Princess mononoke is great too
     
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    hmmmmm this movie sounds good, a sex scene and fire extinguishers?! Besides the rape part of course :tongue:.
     
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    is a gut punch of a movie.
    brutal. very much lives up to the title.
    the end/beginning kinda resets the whole feel of the film.
     
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    RB, I'll have to check that one out!

    Think you will enjoy it Op just read a small review on it again
    Thanks for refreshing the memory ha

    further to my post re Italian Film Directors and the movies that were eventually allowed in to corrupt our mind, from the orignal staid old british settlers, who seemed to want us to be as 'pure of mind' as they supposedly were ha
    Debauchery was alive and well and a part of life in the day,( i am assuming incl wi the British?) and the old NZ poms were determined to not let us know what it was all about, it seemed to me at the time

    This write up describes it best, i think.

    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    1922 – 1975


    Best Film To Watch: Mamma Roma (extremely controversial in its time, this film tells the tale of a whore and her son – trying to make a better life).

    Pasolini is well known for his shocking and controversial last movie, Salo (The 120 Days of Sodom) – based on the work of the same name by the Marquis de Sade. Pasolini, as a director, created a sort of picaresque neorealism, showing a sad reality (hidden, but concrete) of which many social and political forces had no interest in seeing in artistic work for public distribution. The director also promoted in his works the concept of “natural sacredness,” the idea that the world is holy in and of itself, and does not need any spiritual essence or supernatural blessing to attain this state. Pasolini was an avowed communist, homosexual, and atheist.
     
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    this is not a complete list, but..

    mystery team
    exotica
    harold and maude
    megamind
    black sabbath (1963)
    CB4
    ghost world
    rushmore
    private life of sherlock holmes
    cowboy bebop
    videodrome
    tapeheads
     
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    "small men drown in my shit"
     
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    I went to a preview of IMDb - The Help (2011) I liked it so much I bought the book. (I'm half finished) as usual books are better than the movie but I recommend the movie highly.
     
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    Watching the Winnebago Man documentary right now.

    Good stuff :laugh2::shhh:
     
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    Blade Runner
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Night of the Living Dead (and Dawn and Day as well)
    The Ten Commandments
    Gummo
    Everything is Illuminated
    Memento
    Drugstore Cowboy
    Alien
    Fight Club
    A Clockwork Orange
    Apocalypse Now
    The Wrestler
    Slingblade
    Being John Malkovich
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    The Big Heat
    Kiss Me Deadly
    This Island Earth
    The Day the Earth Stood Still (NOT the remake)
    Forbidden Planet
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    and too many others to list. Will add more as I think of 'em.
     
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    Oh man I remember that video. Get out of here you damn flies! :biggrin1:
     
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    Viewing Requiem for a Dream for the first time in full.... Ouch, mah brainz!
     
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