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  1. What Movies Should Everyone See at Least Once?

    #779922014-06-11 19:22:13 *--Jack-- said:

    There are tons of movies that have influenced us, as well as reflected ideas and culture from the time. Some movies don't do that, but still manage to weave an amazing story together, that we can relate to. Some movies everyone should see at least once.

    Rules & Guidelines:

    • Please only post 1 - 2 movies per post.

    • Please don't post many times in a row, give others time to post as well.(Unless the thread is going slow)

    • When posting, please give either a picture (cover-art or screenshot) or a scene (Youtube).

    • When posting please add at least a brief description of what the movie shows or is about. Actors names may also improve your post, but that's optional.

    • Feel free to post again, just try to leave time for others to post as well. Some movie buffs have plenty to post here...other's don't.

    • No explicit movies (Porn) and if there is a large amount of gore or sex, Make sure to specify this in the description.

    • Feel free to mention Trilogies in-full...mostly because it'd be weird to only mention a portion of the story. You don't have to though, like how many people dislike the rest of the Matrix and Highlander movies.

    And if you don't like someone's choice and think it should be removed, sorry but this is about people's opinions. If you don't like it...

  2. #779942014-06-11 19:31:18 *Dark-B said:

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

    Assisted by a Fellowship of heroes, Frodo Baggins plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron.

    Now, you need to watch the trilogy at least once. And, chances are you, you already have. And, this may go against the rules of this thread, but the first part alone won't do you much at all. You have to watch the entire trilogy if you actually want to get into LOTR. And, a good thing is to also watch them in extended cuts.

  3. #780332014-06-12 03:16:15 *Dark-B said:

    @DarkChaplain It took 3 days, but it was worth it. I was completely thrilled throughout the entire 12 hours it took to finish the movies, never a moment of boredom. I'd say that a trilogy this long yet this well-made kind of deserves a watch at least once.

    But yeah, credits for you to getting me to watch them lol.

  4. #782062014-06-16 11:11:53 *TeruShinozaki said:

    I kind of disagree with this in that it's not really a movie that everybody can enjoy. Not everyone is into this sort of geeky fantasy movie genre. I personally loved the LotR movies, but I know a couple of people who didn't really think the trilogy, as well as the Hobbit movies as anything to get very excited about.

  5. #817802014-08-24 09:49:15mizlily said:

    This movie is terrible for those who are not into magic-politics, because there is a lot of it. It's like a story within a story within another story.

  6. #818292014-08-26 17:59:37Cenica said:

    Of course there are always going to be people who dislike a good movie. Either because they can't comprehend it, follow the plot, or can't sink into the setting. This doesn't make the movie a bad movie.
    It did well drawing people in who weren't seen as a typical audience for this sort of movie; from jocks to people in show choir. I know quite a few people who I wouldn't classify as geeks that became fans of the LotR movies. Most of them being family members or friends.
    Point being I don't think that a few people not enjoying the movies means that they shouldn't be watched or that they don't deserve to be watched at least once. They are quite long so I guess if you can't stand sitting still that long you might not like them, but for the most part they do well in appealing to a wide audience.

  7. #818472014-08-27 06:17:35 *--Jack-- said:

    @TeruShinozaki @mizlily @DarkChaplain @Cenica @9mm

    This has gone on long enough. I'll be cataloguing, flagging and removing all unconstructive/non-thread-related posts here. Most of the first page shouldn't be filled with subpost nonsense, and I'd be a fool to not step in at this point, considering this is my thread.

    Subposts here are locked.

  8. #779952014-06-11 19:34:50 *vickylannister said:

    21 Jump Street

    "21 Jump Street is a 2012 American action comedy film directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, executive produced by and starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, and scripted by Michael Bacall from a story by him and Hill. Based on the 1987 television series of the same name by Stephen J. Cannell and Patrick Hasburgh, the film follows two police officers who are forced to relive high school when they are assigned to go undercover as high school students to prevent the outbreak of a new synthetic drug and arrest its supplier."

    I absolutely love it, it's hilarious. I also love the actors; Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Johnny Depp appears near the end, as an undercover police officer/agent.

  9. #782132014-06-16 13:48:38Dark-B said:

    @vickylannister I have watched the movie based on this recommendation, and I must say, humorous. Story wasn't shocking or anything, normal action/comedy, but the amount of times I kept laughing in the movie were uncountable. Definitely give this movie a watch if you are looking for a good comedic cops movie.

  10. #779982014-06-11 19:56:21Cenica said:

    The Prestige

    This is actually one of my favorite movies ever. A drama/ thriller from 2006, the movie is about two magicians whose rivalry comes to define their lives. Ever attempting to better the other even to the point of sabotage. Starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale, it's full of some well known names. If you've never watched it until the end you're missing things.

  11. #779992014-06-11 20:02:23 *hellstorm901 said:

    Starship Troopers

    Warning, this film has SHIT LOADS of gore pretty much from the intro.

    The film is a Science Fiction / War movie that follows Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) as he joins the Mobile Infantry, after an attack by the Arachnids aka "Bugs," Rico is thrust into a war against the Arachnid threat.

    The film is a must watch for its action scenes and themes along with the brutal deconstruction of "Hollywood tactics." As TV Tropes puts in the Mobile Infantry tries to Zerg Rush the Zerg and its ends about as well as you expect in one of the most iconic action scenes of all times, The Invasion of Klendathu. In terms of themes we are presented with a number of issues such as the fact the Federation is a Fascism that regularly exercises capital punishment, unsafe military regulations (Live fire training exercises) and propaganda/brainwashing and the fact that we are supposed to be rooting for these people.

    (Klendathu Drop Scene)

    (It's a good day to die - Starship Troopers 3)

    A couple little facts

    • The Mobile Infantry Armour has seen reuse in a number of later works including Power Rangers and the forgettable G - Savior movie.

    • The original book sees the Mobile Infantry in full powered Armor (making the name Mobile Infantry more relevant) however Hollywood laws of the time banned putting actor in roles that hide their faces for most of the time.

  12. #780122014-06-11 22:59:13instantmusic71 said:

    This is a really great movie and a must see if you're into the horror, psychological horror, mystery/suspense genres. It's really creepy, and despite being made in 1980, it's aged pretty well.

    Here's the synopsis of The Shinning copied from IMBd:

    In the film, Jack Torrance, a writer and recovering alcoholic, takes a job as an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel called the Overlook Hotel. His young son possesses psychic abilities and is able to see things from the past and future, such as the ghosts who inhabit the hotel. Soon after settling in, the family is trapped in the hotel by a snowstorm, and Jack gradually becomes influenced by a supernatural presence; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.

    The acting is convincing and the camera work is gorgeous. I'd recommend it to any horror fanatic, or just anyone looking for a good scare!

    Fun Fact - The little kid featured in the film was told during the making of the movie that the movie was a drama, not a psychological horror film, as the director wanted to protect the child at such a young age. It's interesting to consider while watching this movie.

  13. #780172014-06-11 23:14:07johan_5179 said:

    Trying to protect a kid seems out of place for the director...

    ... because the director, Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest geniuses to ever direct a movie, also bullied the lead actress into depression related hair-loss and extended shooting from 17 weeks to 52 because "I WANT IT PERFECT YOU FOOLS!" He was an asshole, much like Hitchcock and these other brilliant men

  14. #780132014-06-11 23:01:32johan_5179 said:

    Two movies allowed? I will try.

    Holy Motors (2012)

    Holy Motors is a 2012 Franco-German fantasy drama film written and directed by Leos Carax, starring Denis Lavant and Édith Scob; with Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes in supporting roles.

    I will not attempt to describe this movie since there is only one scene in here that I can possibly talk about in sensible terms, and I'm not going to ruin it for anyone. Also, its French, so expect some nsfw.

    Brazil (1985)

    nobody say the words World Cup

    Brazil is a 1985 British film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, and Tom Stoppard. British National Cinema by Sarah Street describes the film as a "fantasy/satire on bureaucratic society" while John Scalzi's Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies describes it as a "dystopian satire". The film stars Jonathan Pryce and features Robert De Niro, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Bob Hoskins, and Ian Holm.

    The film centres on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil's bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a Big Brother figure.


    And this poster too, because they're both awesome and I can't decide.

    I didn't write in Blade-Runner because I guess someone will. Also, I have to post other movies so keep 'em coming !!

  15. #780192014-06-11 23:27:03--Jack-- said:

    Donnie Darko

    A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

    There are also a lot of odd, social and philosophical examples of things people do and shouldn't do in this movie. The bunny ("Frank") is introduced near the very beginning, and is explained to a small extent at the end. The end is not a grand one that wraps everything up, but it still is an artistically good one, imo.

  16. #780232014-06-12 00:18:36instantmusic71 said:

    @johan_5179 I wasn't aware of that, and he does seem like an asshole based on other information regarding the filming, including what you said, but as you also said, he's still a damn good movie director.

  17. #781902014-06-16 02:01:39--Jack-- said:


    Fight Club

    An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

    This movie is a great example of existentialism, which is a unique Philosophy. The idea that the world is absurd, and things just happen without reason. This movie also borders on anarchy, but explaining that may give away too much.

  18. #782082014-06-16 11:24:00TeruShinozaki said:

    What, no Pulp Fiction yet?

    Pulp Fiction (1994)

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who also co-wrote the screenplay along with Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic mix of humor and violence, nonlinear storyline, and a host of cinematic allusions and pop culture references. Directed in a highly stylized manner, Pulp Fiction connects the intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, fringe players, small-time criminals, and a mysterious briefcase. Considerable screen time is devoted to conversations and monologues that reveal the characters' senses of humor and perspectives on life.

    This movie is a work of art and y'all should see it if you haven't already. If you have, well fucking go watch it again.

  19. #782162014-06-16 14:31:35 *Kirn said:

    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

    Most likely, you have no idea what this even is. And I pity you.

    Now, I expect you to know of Hamlet. And even if you didn't read that, you should know how it goes. And you may know that Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are pretty much the most insignificant and least explored characters in the play. They always appear together, try to talk to Hamlet, fail, receive orders to take Hamlet to England to kill him there, fail in that also and die after arriving in England. Well, a man named Tom Stoppard made a play where he put the centre of the story on these two characters. And later it became a movie with great actors Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.

    You see, these characters do not do much, really, during the play. So, while they are out of the picture, what can they do but wander backstage, think about their situation and talk about various subjects? So that is what they do. And since they are not very well fleshed out as characters, they don't even know which one of them is which. Hell, even other characters clearly have no idea.
    And that's all it is, really - two confused characters trying to figure out what is their role in the play, really? And somehow along the way they have talks about the laws of probability, about life and death and about all sorts of things. Along with bucketful of play on words, puns and even anachronisms.

    The movie is goddamn great, even though all that is happening there is just people talking. And it's one of those movies you must see, and you should see it more than once to really get not just all what is happening, but to try and craft your own version of what this all means. And, as an added value, it's great fun and entertainment!

  20. #783202014-06-19 08:36:47 *Dark-B said:


    Amelie, an innocent and naive girl in Paris, with her own sense of justice, decides to help those around her and along the way, discovers love.

    Yes, definitely watch it. I just recently did on the recommendation of @Kirn, and I must say, it was definitely enjoyable. Plot isn't exactly hard to catch on, and the interactions and characters are humorous. Also, the focus on simple everyday activities in this movie is quite frequent, and adds to the reason why it's a bit unique and different.

    I can't say I've liked character introductions in movies as much as I liked in this one right here, and time will pass and you'll probably want to watch more of it, but some stuff just don't happen sadly.

  21. #783212014-06-19 08:54:40 *Kirn said:

    So, we have a gif from the absolutely best movie ever at the end of the first post here, but we don't have the description for that exact absolutely best movie here yet? What blasphemy is this! well, let's fix this with...

    This movie is rated number 1 on imdb top 250 movies list, and it deserves that place fully. This is also my favourite movie and it's also my favourite book.
    You know, I find it somewhat ironic that Stephen King is considered to be a master of horror books. I red quite a lot of King books, and in the end you end up realizing that he is just using the same patterns over and over. Sure, there are some curious and really good works, but the fact remains - in doing what he does best, he is not nearly as creative as one would expect him to be.
    And it was completely fascinating for me to realize that his best work - and the work I would consider to be the best book I ever red - is something that is completely out of style for him. No horror, no mystic stuff, just grim realism opposing the hero's strength of character.

    The story is simple, really. Man is accused of murder, man goes to jail, man learns to survive inside the prison system, man escapes. The important things are emphasis, the characters and the fact that it is not really a story about escape, it is a story about hope.
    And that's really what made me like the movie and the book so much. One can really wish to at least try to have such strength and courage as Andy Dufresne has.

  22. #783222014-06-19 10:18:28DarkChaplain said:

    I've got dibs on Jurassic Park. Just sayin'. Proper post later when I'm awake again.

    Here, have a great T-Rex picture as well.

    I'll tell you why I think this movie adaption improved on a few aspects of the book later.

  23. #795162014-07-04 12:55:42Kirn said:

    Here's another great movie you should really watch.

    This is a thriller movie about a serial killer with a plan. He decided to send a message by his murders and now it's up to police to try to find and stop this guy before he is done.

    The thing with me is that I love gruesome movies but I have horror movies. Because in horror all the scary shit is done by some evil spirit or monster or whatever. But in proper thriller everything is done by humans. And I like that. I like the idea of somebody really being capable of something like that...

    Ahem. I got distracted there. The movie is dark, the murders are gruesome and, I have to say, quite creative. And the ending is quite unexpected and incredibly good.
    And, obviously, there are great actors - Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey.

    For me this is a thriller that is on par with Silence of the Lambs... never could really compare the two because they are, while being about maniacs, so different in so many ways. But this comparison should tell you how good this movie is.

  24. #802022014-07-14 11:09:02Kirn said:

    Well, last time I wrote about a serial killer thriller, so let's now do something completely different.

    Yes, a Christmas movie! And one of the best ones too, in my personal opinion. Also, this is a first 3D cartoon made by Aardman Studio. That's the company that made Wallace and Gromit, and if you don't know anything about that - watch those too, they are readily available on youtube.

    But anyways, the story here is about Christmas, obviously, and about family and dedication and all those good things. The movie gives a good moral message, and it does it in a good non-overbearing way.
    However, that's not the main reason this thing is so good. The fact is, this movie... well, this cartoon, it has a lot of stuff going on there at any single moment. And not only in dialogues or situations, but at any time you can just press pause, take a good long look at the screen and yell 'damn, look at what's going on at the background, I would have never noticed it!' Amount of work and details put into this movie is so immense that even I - after watching it for I have no idea how many times - still manage to find one or two things I missed on occasion. Meaning this movie has a huge re-watch value too, even in addition to being a very good comedy.
    Oh, and there are some pretty nice actors there too. Main character is played by James McAvoy, whom I don't really know, but two of the supporting roles are Bill Nighy and Hugh Laurie and they are damn great. Well, to be fair, all characters, even very minor ones, are played damn well and are memorable. Oh, and there's even one minor character played by Michael Palin (one of Monty Pythons, in case you don't know).

    Anyhow, I highly recommend this, even to people who don't usually watch Christmas stories. This is an extremely funny and well-made cartoon.

  25. #802122014-07-14 17:28:31 *TalTal said:

    Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

    Influential as heck and one of the best physiological horror movies. Wonderful use of slow build and suspense. As someone who doesn't scare easily and is completely unimpressed with slasher movies, this was an island in a sea of crappy horror movies.

  26. #802132014-07-14 17:42:08 *9mm said:

    舟を編む"The Great Passage"

    Majime (Ryuhei Matsuda) has a talent to comprehend different languages and holds different views than others. He is the most important member of a dictionary edit team. Other word enthusiasts gather at the dictionary edit section for a publishing company. Majime finds himself struggling with the word "sea". Meanwhile, Majime attempts to tell Kaguya Hayashi (Aoi Miyazaki) how he feels about her. Kaguya Hayashi is a cook and the granddaughter of the owner of his boarding home.

    If you are turned off, because it's a Japanese film, I understand. Dictionary editing sounds like such a boring topic, but at the same time, it is a task that cannot be done without passion. The movie illustrates how people immerse themselves in such a micromanaged task and what it means to complete a task.

    I watched a lot of Japanese movies, and I can tell you guys with confidence that this is the one that struck all thew right chord.

    You won't regret it. Just give it a go.