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Luc Solar
02-11-2003, 01:59 AM
This thread is about excellent movies that you think the rest of us should definitely watch.

BUT this is not about "the best flick ever". And if you are now planning on saying: "THE MATRIX! THE PHANTOM MENACE! THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING!!11"...well...Don't! Because there's not a soul on these boards who has not seen all of them multiple times.

You get the idea? Ok. :) I'll start.

The Last of the Mohicans
* very classy movie. Not very hollywood-style flashy, but well worth watching. (French vs. Brits vs. Indians..)

Primal Fear
* A movie with Richard Gere as a hot-shot lawyer and Edward Norton as a schizophrenic choirboy/homocidal maniac. Norton rules! (Also check out American History X, if you've missed it for some reason.)

munik
02-11-2003, 02:04 AM
Donnie Darko

A Clockwork Orange

Any movie from View Askew Productions.

I could think of more, if I had a lot of time. Those are off the top of my head. And Last of the Mohicans stirs some emotions in inside, very good movie (and book!). During the french and indian war, so the Brits would be the Colonies, us before we were the U.S. ;). That movie reminds me about Legends of the Fall, I'll add that to my list.

Boba Rhett
02-11-2003, 02:09 AM
A Clockwork Orange is one of those movies where you feel frightened by the fact that you liked it. :D

"Oh yes, I was cured." Spookay!

AutoCept
02-11-2003, 02:11 AM
I haven't seen the matrix.... HA! You where wrong!
Um, don't know how many of you have seen clue.
But
Clue gets my vote.

RpTheHotrod
02-11-2003, 02:37 AM
A Beautiful Mind


A sad, but true story...beautifully written. A masterpiece.


Also, The Sixth Sense

Awesome movie

BCanr2d2
02-11-2003, 04:30 AM
Apocalypse Now - whether it be the original or Redux version, it is something that I think most people should lay their eyes on. Not sure how to describe it, but definitely a good war movie.

I agree with Primal Fear as well, has you thinking one thing until the end.

Meet Joe Black - wasn't sure what it was going to be like, but it is definitely a good, but long movie.

Resevoir Dogs - If you liked Pulp Fiction, then see this one, another Tarantino special....

In The Name Of The Father - Daniel Day-Lewis in a movie about the conflict in Northern Ireland. Most movies he is in are ones you should lay your eyes on...

I have plenty more, but these are my first five that I suggest people should lay their eyes on.

Reb Starblazer
02-11-2003, 07:12 AM
The BoonDock Saints - Somewhat difficult to descrive but after a bar fight, two devout Irish Catholics become avenging angels believing they're on a mission from God. It sounds kinda sketchy here, but it makes more sense when you see it. One of the best movies I have ever seen.

The Brotherhood of the Wolf - Truly amazing movie, words cannot even describe it.

The Last Temptation of Christ - Yes, I know what you're all thinking "oh, a movie about god..." but that's kind of what I thought too. Then I watched it and thought it was terrific. I am not at all religious, but I do know the back story of Christianity and what not, so when I saw this I understood it all. The great thing about this movie, is that it shows Jesus in a totally different light than the gospels, making him so much more human. It deals with the fact that while Jesus may be God, he is also human at the same time, and this causes amazing conflict within him. As God, he wants to die on the cross for our sins, but as a man, he wants to live, wants to have a wife and family, he wants to be happy. But he can only choose one...

TheHobGoblin
02-11-2003, 07:31 AM
One Hour Photo - A one hour photo clerk Spy (Robin Williams) lives his life through a other family.

THE THING - A american outpost is challenge by a monster that can imitate other life forms. They must find out who is infected and eliminate the beast.

Unbreakable - David (Bruce Willis) a farther of one and married gets into a train accident. Everyone died except him and amazingly without a scratch. He must find out if he has super-powers or just really luckly.

I'm out of ideas. These I watch every second of the day. There my favorites :p

ET Warrior
02-11-2003, 09:02 AM
At the moment all I can think of is Death to Smoochy - Robin Williams plays an out of work childrens chow man, who is replaced by Edward Norton. It is very dark humor, but it's hilarious.

griff38
02-11-2003, 09:39 AM
Well if you never saw Clockwork Orange your missing out. Very dark take on Western culture. It was rated X back in 73 or 74.

The Duellist (1977) director: ridley scott cast:keith carradine, harvey keitel. A thirty-year obsession of savage duels-to-the-death sparked by an imagined insult could only come from a true story. Joseph Conrad (“Heart of Darkness”) wrote “The Duel” about two real life officers during the Napoleonic War.

Cyrano de Bergerac (1950) Jose ferre play Cyrano, he composes poetic insults during his duels that sting as much as his sword.

Griffs Movies (http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/griffmanco/lst?.dir=/JEDI&.view=l)

Clemme w/Stick
02-11-2003, 12:10 PM
A Night at the Roxbury

Thats prolly the funniest movie I've ever seen. Get a hold of it, and enjoy it.

-Clemme

adillon
02-11-2003, 12:26 PM
Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption will ALWAYS be classics in my opinion. when they are on, my butt is parked in front of the tube ...

:D

C'jais
02-11-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Clemme w/Stick
A Night at the Roxbury


Did you just grab my butt?

Do you want to???

;)

munik
02-11-2003, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by adillon
Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption will ALWAYS be classics in my opinion. when they are on, my butt is parked in front of the tube ...

:D

Movies from Stephen King books are almost always exellent.

Boba Rhett
02-11-2003, 12:36 PM
ROFL C'jais. :D

A Night at the Roxbury is a painful thing to try and view. You trying to kill people, Clemme? :p

I almost rented The Thing recently. It's actually worth viewing? It's not just a cheesy B movie?

ET Warrior
02-11-2003, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by griff38
The Duellist (1977) director: ridley scott cast:keith carradine, harvey keitel. A thirty-year obsession of savage duels-to-the-death sparked by an imagined insult could only come from a true story. Joseph Conrad (“Heart of Darkness”) wrote “The Duel” about two real life officers during the Napoleonic War.



AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

I HATE Heart of Darkness......that was among the most painful books to read ever.

RoguePhotonic
02-11-2003, 01:06 PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas...:D

I love that movie.

munik
02-11-2003, 01:07 PM
The Thing is like a cheese B movie, but it's got the mental terror aspect, very good story. There is a PS2 game made that follows up after the events of the movie, and the game also incorporates the fear and mistrust factor that was in the movie in a unique way.

Luc Solar
02-11-2003, 01:23 PM
Ford Fairlane - The rock 'n roll detective.

Grab a sixpack and watch this with your friends.

It's a movie about a LA-detective (Andrew Dice Clay :D ) who...well... it doesn't really matter. The movies is a classic, but not in the same way as Braveheart and the likes... It's got Al Bundy from Married with children in it too.

Talking to Zuzu is like masturbating with a cheese grinder; slightly amuzing but mostly...painful.

If you want to see the coolest guy ever? Then go get the movie already! :)

Down Stanley! Down boy! ....Rozanne Barr naked! .... GONE!

SmartDragon
02-11-2003, 01:35 PM
moulin Rouge the original.:D

AutoCept
02-11-2003, 02:24 PM
That was a looooong time ago.

XERXES
02-11-2003, 03:07 PM
a movie i doubt ANY of you guys have seen: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

-s/<itzo-
02-11-2003, 03:13 PM
I suggest The Professional (Leon) uncut version of course.

C'jais
02-11-2003, 03:15 PM
Go watch The Ring - the original Japanese version of it.

Scary sh*t.

Clemme w/Stick
02-11-2003, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by C'jais
Did you just grab my butt?

Do you want to???

;)

Yeah, that and this one...

"Youre brothers?"

"No.....Yes!"

"Sup?"
Originally Posted by Boba Rhett
A Night at the Roxbury is a painful thing to try and view. You trying to kill people, Clemme?


Uhmm....no why would I try that, I just love that movie. Those who havent seen it should do it..!

-Clemme

Eldritch
02-11-2003, 03:34 PM
I've seen every movie mentioned in this thread with the exception of The Ring and The Thing... strange how the 2 movies I haven't seen both sound the same, no?

One movie I'd like to recommend for those that may not have seen it is Fight Club. Excellent movie, and for those of you out there who are insomniacs, it may make you think about getting more sleep. ;)

You should also try and see 100 Girls, if you haven't yet. Very funny, and highlights many of the differences between how guys think and how girls think. And lots of hot girls in this movie as well, which is always a good thing. :D

Oh, and Xerxes, I've seen Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid. Very funny.
"I can't swim."
"Well the fall alone will probably kill you." :lol:

Luc Solar
02-11-2003, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by -s/<itzo-
I suggest The Professional (Leon) uncut version of course.

Listen to s/<itzo guys and gals, he knows what he is talking about. Leon - a truely great movie. You must see it. :thumbsup:

Hannibal
02-11-2003, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by munik
Movies from Stephen King books are almost always exellent.

The Green Mile. That was incredible.

I was gonna say the Usual Suspects but I think most have seen that one.


Purple Rain? That's a classic. A cult classic.

leXX
02-11-2003, 05:53 PM
Pitch Black
La Haine
Outland
Joan of Arc
Hollowman
Swordfish
The Nutty Professor (original 1963 one with Jerry Lewis)

Darth Talliusc
02-11-2003, 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Reb Starblazer
The BoonDock Saints

Originally posted by RoguePhotonic
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas...:D

I love that movie.

YES!!! both those movies rock! boondock saints reminds me alot of another great movie that belongs in this thread. it goes by the name of "Lock Stock and two smoking barrells" (not sure why it reminds me, maybe just similar directing). also they both remind me of Snatch (which many of you i assume have seen).

fear and loathing was great, i remember how shocked i was when you found out he was bald lol! and the orange in the bathtub was too much for me.

btw: anybody know the quote from boondock saints? the prayer they say is just plain cool.

obi
02-11-2003, 06:25 PM
I think everyone should take the time to watch Blazing Saddles.

It's one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It's built of racism, but it is meant in jest. It's verry funny, and I have not met anyone that has seen it and didn't like it.

It's probably the best Mel Brooks film besides Spaceballs.

Reb Starblazer
02-11-2003, 06:33 PM
Ah, I knew I was forgetting a few. I typed my last post before I went to work, so I did it in a rush and left out a few. "Leon - The Profesional" is amazing Skitzo, and you're right as well Aru-Wen, "100 Girls" is a great movie. Like one of those teen movies, but not quite. It's difficult to explain, but it's good.

I recommend "The Killer" by John Woo. Probably his best movie, plenty of action with a wonderful and touching story. If you want just pure action I recommend "Hard boiled", it's Woo's last Hong Kong film before he went Hollywood, so he decided to go all out on it.

"Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa is a movie told from four different perspectives, but inevitably comes down to one single, simple meaning : There is no such thing as truth. Perspective distorts reality and shapes what you define as the truth. What is true to you, may not be to another.

I also highly recommend "The Hidden Fortress", also by Akira Kurosawa. Anyone who is a Star Wars fan should watch this movie, as it was this very movie that inspired George Lucas to create his galaxy far, far away.

EDIT: Ah, another Saints fan. Everyone who I have shown this movie to absolutely loves it. It's a shame that more people don't know about it. Can't wait for the sequel. Yes, you heard me, a sequel is in the works.

Oh, and here you go Talliusc. I actually used to have this as my sig here on LF.

"And Shepards we shall be, for thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand, so that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. We shall flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine Patris...et Filius... Spiritus sancti"

Darth Talliusc
02-11-2003, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
I think everyone should take the time to watch Blazing Saddles.

It's one of the funniest things I have ever seen. It's built of racism, but it is meant in jest. It's verry funny, and I have not met anyone that has seen it and didn't like it.

It's probably the best Mel Brooks film besides Spaceballs.

*smacks himself on the foorhead* D'OH!

how could i forget mel brooks fine works? although i must say i disagree with your comment about it being the best besides spaceballs. for me mels titles go in the order of:

-robin hood men in tights
-dracula dead and loving it
-history of the world part 1
-spaceballs
-blazing saddles
-high anxiety
-that frankenstein one whos title i forgot.

i really hope that we see more mel brooks movies in the future *though i actually doubt we will*. or at least mel brooks style of spoofs. hes got a very good touch imo.

ckcsaber
02-11-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
At the moment all I can think of is Death to Smoochy

Good pick ET! This movie is great IMO. The humor is pretty dark, but I loved it. Edward Norton is really good in it, as is Robin Williams.

Another good movie is "American History X", also starring Ed Norton. It is a little bloody, but is well directed, and has a good message behind it. It is about a Neo-Nazi (Ed Norton) changing his ways, or so to say.

"Rushmore" Directed by Wes Anderson, a quirky little movie that is really good. It is about an under acheiving "genius", who is in High School. He writes plays, creates clubs, and does a lot of "after school" stuff, but is absolutly horrible at school. He falls in love with a teacher, who is like twice his age, and becomes friends with a students rich father (played by Bill Murray) Bill Murray's character also falls in love with this teacher, so the 2 have their own little competition. Really good flick.

"The Royal Tennanbaums", also dircted by Wes Anderson, this is a movie about a crazy family, complete with 3 child prodigy's and a crazy dad, played by Gene Hackman. The 3 kids later grow up. One of them becomes a star tennis player, another becomes a famous artist (Gwenith Paltrow), and another becomes a buisness tycoon (Ben Stern). This is a really good film, that has some depth to it, and there are some really hilarious parts. I really recommend this one

Finally, "Being John Malkovich" Directed by Spike Jonze. Its very hard to describe this movie without sounding insane. Luckily, I usually do, so I'll try my best:D. Basically its about a portal into another persons body, where you can view what they do for a certain amount of time. This movie is focused on the Portal of John Malkovich, an actor, and delves into the lives of the people who discover this portal. It's a rather dark/humorous film that is highly recomended by your local movie buff, ckcsaber:rolleyes:.

Hope some of you can watch these movies because they really are good.

wassup
02-11-2003, 09:35 PM
To this incredible list of great movies I add The Count of Monte Cristo (http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&cf=info&id=1804578215&intl=us)

Great story of betrayal and revenge :D

El Sitherino
02-11-2003, 09:53 PM
HERO
Darkside Blues
Road Home/The Long Road Home
Harrison Bergeron

Psyk0Sith
02-11-2003, 09:56 PM
"Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels"

"Snatch"

The Big Lebowsky-Great characters and storyline,
"ahh f*** it dude, let's go bowling!"

"Brother Aniki" (or simply brother)

"Memento"-That movie is played backwards...far out man!

"Being John Malkovich" now that's a weird movie, i loved it!

"High plains drifter" with Clint Eastwood, he basically takes over a small town and does whatever he wants!.

Ohh forgot "Ghost Dog"...

ET Warrior
02-12-2003, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by wassup
The Count of Monte Cristo

Great story of betrayal and revenge :D

Agreed, that is an Excellent movie.

And whoever said Snatch, i love that movie as well.

Eldritch
02-12-2003, 12:16 AM
Some excellent movies have been named, but no one has mentioned Gosford Park yet.

Very British (i've got nothing against Brits but some don't like their movies), but an excellent whodunnit type with some good British humor.

BCanr2d2
02-12-2003, 07:35 AM
Before I forget to mention it - The Negotiator...........

Samuel L at his sweetest!!

{BK}SupremePain
02-12-2003, 07:38 AM
any of you seen Storm Of A Century? a movie based on a Stephen King book.... pretty cool movie but as a lot of the movies ive seen that has been based on Stephen King book ends realy weird and too open, oh yeah if you fought LOTR was a long movie... then see this i think theres its about ..... 6 hours i think maybe more.... but i would recormend it :D

Hannibal
02-12-2003, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by Psyk0Sith

The Big Lebowsky-Great characters and storyline,


I had forgotten about this one. This was hilarious. I went to see this with my uncle.

SmartDragon
02-12-2003, 01:08 PM
drat I forgot to mention The Rocky Horror Show.(am listening to the sound track at the moment);)

Lost Welshman
02-12-2003, 01:36 PM
I watched a film last night, Joe Dirt. I thought it would be really boring. Its directed by Adam Sandler, who doesnt appear, and is the best film ive seen in a while (best comedy)

Its about this guy, Joe, Joe Dirt, who lost his family in the grand canyon when he was eight. Hes working as a lowly janitor in a radio station and is spotted by a guy, because of his weird hair (that is really a wig, he was born without the top of his skull) anyway, he gets shown to the radio guy and is asked to explain his story. It turns out to be really funny with quite a few famous faces.

here are some of the things he gets up to:

Finds a meteor when hes in his very early 20s and takes it with him (hes homeless btw). He goes to check out how much its worth and it turns out it was a huge pile of frozen crap from an aeroplane (and he ate off it).

He shoots a roman candle at a bucket of gasoline,

He near gets eaten by a crocodile.

aanyway, all of those are alot funnier than they sound, the film is absolutly great with a heartwarming stotyline.
You all have to check it out.

WolfmanNCSU
02-12-2003, 03:06 PM
Lots of good movies mentioned, but only a few comedies. One movie that everyone should see if OFFICE SPACE. Absolutly hillarious! If you have never seen it, then watch it now!!

Lost Welshman
02-12-2003, 03:18 PM
Yeah, Office space was really good. You should all watch it, along with, Joe Dirt - Very Funny

Divine Spirit
02-12-2003, 03:41 PM
Stephen King's The Stand

its about 7 hours long so if ur gonna watch it, make sure u take the day off! :D its just so brilliant because the film lasts so long but keeps an exciting and interesting storyline until a great ending.

Psyk0Sith
02-12-2003, 05:02 PM
How about THX-1138? George Lucas' first movie...Very innovative for its time (1971).

Written and directed by George Lucas and produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

Katarn07
02-12-2003, 06:10 PM
I have never seen Matrix. What are you talking about every one has?!

I really ought to.

My movie suggestion to see is Band of Brothers. OK, not released in theatres, really a miniseries and 10 hours long, but you can pick up a box set on VHS or DVD and Wal-Mart. Not sure outside of USA though...

Great epic war story. True to. Makes it all the better.

ckcsaber
02-12-2003, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by Divine Spirit
Stephen King's The Stand


That was a great movie, but the book was absolutly spectacular. I really recommend reading the book, especially if you like epics.

On to the movies!

"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

This is just a great flick. About a kid in High School, has a girlfirend, has a great buddy, so they ditch school, go to downtown Chicago, and have a blast. Really good flick. Mathhew Broderick(spelling?) stars in it.

Katarn07
02-12-2003, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by ckcsaber
Mathhew Broderick(spelling?) stars in it.

Not sure on the last name, but I should hope I know how to spell my own name.

It's Matthew

BCanr2d2
02-13-2003, 05:32 AM
And if you watch Spin City, Alan Ruck, who played Cameron, the rich kid who's father's car they "loaned" is Stuart......

I love The Stand too, love just about anything Stephen King. It, Misery, Carrie, Christine, try and see them all. Just avoid Carrie II, I don't think it's really King's work.