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  1. D_George Washingcome

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    a lasting effect. ^^

    Hi there, still search for movies that struck you: drama, tragic movies or just movies that are very impressive (we talk about movies not porn^^). No animated movies pls. - nearly saw them all^^
    Any recommendations?

    Here is a short list of movies that had an effect on me: Pink Floyd - The Wall, Magnolia, Babel, Twin Peaks - Fire Walk With Me, Fight Club, Requiem For A Dream, American Beauty, Martyrs, Antichrist, Reign On Me, 7 Pounds, Good Will Hunting, The Basketball Diaries and so on.

    Thx in advance for your suggestions.
     
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    There are many for me. Here is my short list...
    Mississippi Mermaid
    The Last Metro
    Enchanted April
    The Young Girls of Rochefort
    Ship of Fools
    Blue, White and Red (watched all three in one weekend and almost went insane)
    Far Away So Close
    Let me give it some thought these are just off the top of my head.
     
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    The Trilogy on one weekend? wow

    Thx i gonna do research what movies you recommended there.
     
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    I have to second Fight Club and Twin Peaks/Fire Walk With Me (I actually own Laura Palmer's diary :08:).


    Paris, Texas, La Haine, V for Vendetta, Cyrano de Bergerac w/ Depardieu, Immortal (Ad Vitam), Titus (Taymor), Smilla's Sense of Snow, The Namesake, and The Nasty Girl.

    Blue was my favorite, but the whole series, ok, Kieslowski, was amazing.
     
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    I second "V for Vendetta"! I've also seen "The Namesake". While it didn't really have lasting effect on me, it was a good movie (and I think Kal Penn is hot!)

    For me, some of the other movies with lasting effects were "Edward Scissorhands" (in a way it was the story of my life!), "The Elephant Man", "Hotel Rwanda", and a silent movie: "The Battleship Potemkin".
     
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    The Silence of the Lambs, Dances With Wolves, The English Patient, A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Cool Hand Luke, Jesus Camp, and Heima (although, those last two are documentaries).

    Each one has affected me in some way. Plot, characters or just the epic visual.

    Seconded.
     
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    Shawshank Redemption reminds me a man's patience and sanity is limitless
     
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) <-- a movie that haunts me still

    The Company of Strangers (1990) Rupert Everett and the late Natasha Richardson.

    A Clockwork Orange

    Vertigo (for Hitchcock's telling exploration of voyeurism alone plus so much more)

    La Dolce Vita

    Fellini's Satyricon (a visual feast)
     
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    So many greats already mentioned. Off the top of my head, I would add:


    Schindler's List
    Don't Look Now
    La Femme Nikita
    Apocalypse Now
    Hearts of Darkness
    Hoop Dreams
    Wait Until Dark
    The Stunt Man
    Seven
    The Color Purple
    Breathless
    Bonnie and Clyde

    Give me a glass of wine, and I could go on. And on. :wink:
     
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    I liked THE MATRIX movies. I am an almost die-hard MATRIX fan. There are lot of philosophical, religious and spiritual themes running through all three of those movies in the trilogy.

    PHILADELPHIA and TONGUES UNTIED were a really emotional films for me. I didn't buy them for my personal collection. Because, it is a bit too much. I don't want to own a film that showcases misery all the time. And around that time getting a film with a gay guy who didn't have AIDS or HIV...or wasn't a friggin' serial killer...or didn't have an effeminate black gay guy getting his ass kicked in the street at night in it were scarce.

    MULHOLLAND DRIVE was a pretty cool visual movie. David Lynch movies seem to have really visual textures and cerebral themes. I find them surrealistic in nature.

    KILL BILL vols I and II. PULP FICTION. JACKIE BROWN. DEATH PROOF. I like Quentin Tarantino movies. They are kinda nostalgic to a time where people saw blaksploitation films, and the martial-arts films of the 70s. Really gritty. Quentin Tarantino is the MAN.
     
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    Matt Damon with pasty white skin in canary yellow swim trunks...
    Haunting is a good word. :smile: I have pasty white legs...and would've worn canary yellow swim trunks, too...But I never would've had someone film me in them. :eek:

    I didn't like THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY. Matt Damon could've met some other man better than Jude Law...okay?! I think that Paul Bettany would've been better.
     
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    Missisippi Burning and On Golden Pond great flix
     
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    Isn't it just wonderful we don't all share the same taste?

    I think his body looked sexy as hell. The tub scene when Gwyneth Paltrow's character has discoverd the ring and he loses his towel is a favorite.

    I think Damon was superb especially in his interaction with the John Philip Seymour character Freddie.

    Conversely I think Philadelphia stunk and promoted gay stereotypes.
     
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    I just watched Broken Embraces again last night, so I have to add that to my list. I know you said nothing animated but I watched Up again this morning and I think I will think I will remember it for the rest of my life.
     
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    Stronzo, you don't have to like PHILADELPHIA. :smile:
     
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