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What Movies Should Everyone See at Least Once?

  1. #802252014-07-15 00:40:45xiaden said:

    MirrorMask

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    It's a breathtakingly visual movie, even now, many many years after creation (you'll notice CGI and stuff... but even then the concepts are interesting enough to want to keep watching)

    The story line can leave a bit to be desired, but if nothing else, you should watch this for the creative drive, with some very interesting dialogue.

  2. #806262014-07-21 16:20:25vickylannister said:

    Monuments Men

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    "The Monuments Men is a 2014 American-German war film directed by George Clooney, written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov, and starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. Loosely based on the non-fiction book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel, the film follows an allied group, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II. " - Wikipedia

    I love this movie, I first watched it at school, in art class. There are some funny moments but more than half of the movie is pretty serious.

  3. #807432014-07-22 23:58:58--Jack-- said:

    I saw this the other day, great film! These types of films really show the odd parts of war people don't consider, and they DID have to save a good lot of art and culture.

  4. #807442014-07-23 00:01:50 *--Jack-- said:

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

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    Located in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka,[a] a European alpine state ravaged by war and poverty, the young Author (Jude Law) discovers that the remote, mountainside hotel has fallen on hard times. Many of its lustrous facilities are now in a poor state of repair, and its guests are few. The Author encounters the hotel's elderly owner, Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), one afternoon, and they agree to meet later that evening. Over dinner in the hotel's enormous dining room, Zero tells him the tale of how he took ownership of the hotel and why he is unwilling to close it down.

    The story begins in 1932, during the hotel's glory days, when the young Zero (Tony Revolori) was a lobby boy. Zubrowka is on the verge of war, but this is of little concern to Monsieur Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), the Grand Budapest's devoted concierge. The owner of the hotel is unknown, and only relays important messages through lawyer Deputy Kovacs (Jeff Goldblum). When he is not attending to the needs of the hotel's wealthy clientele or managing its staff, Gustave courts a series of aging women who flock to the hotel to enjoy his "exceptional service". One of the ladies is Madame Céline Villeneuve "Madame D" Desgoffe und Taxis (Tilda Swinton), and Gustave spends the night with her prior to her departure....

    TL;DR - A great tale with odd characters and it's something you should at least see once.

  5. #808002014-07-24 00:26:49 *Sobby said:

    The NeverEnding Story

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    Bastian Bux (Barret Oliver), a quiet boy who loves to read, is accosted by bullies on his way to school. He hides in a bookstore, interrupting the grumpy bookseller, Mr. Koreander (Thomas Hill). Bastian asks about one of the books he sees, but Mr. Koreander warns him it is "not safe." Nevertheless, Bastian "borrows" the book, leaving a note promising to return it, and races towards school. He then hides in the school's attic to begin reading The Neverending Story.

    The book describes the fantasy world of Fantasia which is being threatened by a force called "The Nothing," a void of darkness that consumes everything. The Childlike Empress (Tami Stronach), who rules over Fantasia from the Ivory Tower, has fallen ill due to the Nothing, and she has summoned Atreyu (Noah Hathaway), a young warrior from the Plains People, to discover the means to end the Nothing. Atreyu is given AURYN, a medallion to protect and guide him. As Atreyu sets out the Nothing summons Gmork (voiced by Alan Oppenheimer), a vicious and highly intelligent werewolf, to kill Atreyu.

    All-in-all this is a wonderful movie that you need to see if you have not

  6. #808022014-07-24 02:02:07Deftones said:

    John Dies at the End

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    So a guy accidentally takes a "drug", black goo or something, and he starts seeing fucked up shit and hearing voices. He doesn't know if he is going crazy or if what is happening around him is real.

    It's an alright movie, nothing great, just good for a weekend night watch with a girl.

    7/10

  7. #808312014-07-24 15:11:19 *Lieutenant said:

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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    A day-dreamer escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, he takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.

    Walter Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life magazine who daydreams of fantastic adventures and has a crush on coworker Cheryl. Walter works with adventurous photojournalist Sean O'Connell, whose work is highly regarded. Sean has sent Walter his latest negatives and a wallet as a gift in appreciation of Walter's work. Sean believes negative #25 captures the "quintessence" of Life and states that it should be used for the cover of the magazine's final print issue as it converts to online status. The negative is missing and Walter is forced to stall obnoxious corporate transition manager Ted Hendricks, who is handling the downsizing. While viewing the other negatives outside Life's offices, Cheryl approaches Walter and suggests that he think of the negatives as clues to Sean's location. Together they look at three of them, including one of a person's thumb with a unique ring on it, and the other of a curved piece of wood. A third picture of a boat leads Walter to determine that O'Connell is in Greenland. Immediately Walter flies there to find him.

    This movie was directed by Ben Stiller, which happened to also be the actor to the protagonist of the story. In my honest opinion, this is a simple movie, something that almost never happens in real life, to go all through all those struggle for one tiny thing, I like to watch it for the comedy and also because, it has that 'chuunibyou' elements they put in this movie which is really entertaining to watch, the movie is easy to understand, something casual and nothing explicit just nice for even a family to watch it. It's not like one of those movies where there's a lot shit of monologue and such, which you don't have to get your head spin for it. Totally recommended to anyone who wants something simple yet adventurous.

  8. #809692014-07-28 09:58:27 *Sobby said:

    Treasure Planet

    1 OMG! if you haven't seen this move, GO WATCH IT NOW! This movie is amazing, you cant even put in words how good it is.

    The film's prologue depicts Jim Hawkins as a five-year-old (voiced by Austin Majors) reading a storybook in bed. Jim is enchanted by stories of the legendary pirate Captain Flint and his ability to appear from nowhere, raid passing ships, and disappear in order to hide the loot on the mysterious "Treasure Planet". Twelve years later, Jim (now voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has grown into an aloof and alienated teenager. He is shown begrudgingly helping his mother Sarah (Laurie Metcalf) run an inn and deriving amusement from "solar surfing" (a hybrid of skysurfing and windsurfing atop a board attached to a solar-powered rocket), a pastime that frequently gets him in trouble.

    One day, a spaceship crashes near the inn. The dying pilot, Billy Bones (Patrick McGoohan), gives Jim a sphere and tells him to "beware the cyborg". Shortly thereafter, a gang of pirates raid and burn the inn. Jim, his mother, and their dog-like friend Dr. Delbert Doppler (David Hyde Pierce) barely escape. The sphere turns out to be a holographic projector, showing a map that Jim realizes leads to Treasure Planet.

    And you will have to watch the movie to know the rest...O3O

  9. #815252014-08-12 07:14:58 *Kirn said:

    So, this happened. And what is the better way to remember an actor that by watching his best works? So, here's a movie you may be interested in.

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    An incredibly successful radio DJ says in his talk show something that makes some guy go and commit a murder. That throws his career and his life into a total disarray, and at the lowest end of it... he suddenly meets a person that was hurt the most by what he did. So he suddenly decides to find redemption by making a life of that person better. But it's that same person - who is a complete mental case btw - who helps him to get on with his own life in turn.
    This is a comedy drama, and if anyone would ask me what is the most thoughtful movie with Robin Williams, I would be torn between "What Dreams May Come" and this one. But my favourite is this one, because it's more down to earth, so to say. It's more human and understandable, even though it's extremely weird. Oh, and it really should be weird, because that's Terry Gilliam's movie - that's the guy who did those weird-ass cartoons for Monty Python shows, and if you saw his other movies, you know he is seriously crazy himself.

    So yes, this movie is weird, strange, awkward and there's a naked man in NY Central Park there. You have to watch it.

  10. #819192014-08-29 19:35:07Cenica said:

    Extracted

    http://de.web.img3.acsta.net/r_640_600/b_1_d6d6d6/pictures/210/208/21020827_2013071813071644.jpg For some reason this movie seems to have been set up to be perceived as a horror film. From the cover to the synopsis. Even the catchphrase on the movie poster seems like it's created for a horror film.

    A scientist who has invented a technique to watch people's memories finds himself in a dangerous situation after he's tasked with entering a heroin addict's mind to see whether the man committed murder.

    I find this quite funny as the movie isn't scary in the least. More a psychological drama. (My synopsis might spoil a bit of the beginning so...)
    The main character, named Tom, gets trapped reliving the memories of a criminal after trying to demonstrate a new machine's capabilities to interested parties. In the demonstration Tom relives a memory in which the man, Anthony, murders his girlfriend. Tom's body enters a coma after the demonstration while his presence is stuck in Anthony's memories. After discovering that the criminal, Anthony, can see him when they are both in the same memory Tom has renewed hope in escaping.
    The movie addresses the accuracy of our memories and how we manipulate our own memories at times by our convictions. It's kind of slow at times but overall I thought it was quite good.

  11. #848982014-11-29 05:47:02 *--Jack-- said:

    JFK (An Oliver Stone Film)

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    This movie depicts a lot of the questionable evidence associated with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, an assassination considered to be one of the most questionable and unverified in recent history. The movie's a little slow at times, but it's fairly compelling at the end. I'd say you should watch it at least once...and think things over.

    Some notable actors in it: Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Kevin Bacon, and Gary Oldman.

  12. #897962015-05-17 17:12:58--Jack-- said:

    Dirty Harry

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    When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

    The movie is old, and a lot of cop cliches come from it, which makes it an interesting watch. At the time it really brought up the question of police aggressiveness, and if the results were worth it. There are several Dirty Harry films after the first one, but the first one is still the most Iconic. That's our Harry...

  13. #1033602016-06-08 06:26:11 *--Jack-- said:

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    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

    A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

    There is a lot to see in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia, USA. I've actually been there before, and seen many of the things in this movie. If you've gained interest expecting ghosts you may not get what you wanted, but for a 'slice of life' story it certainly isn't boring. There's a murder, a couple dogs, a few women, men, and in between, and good character development. It's a good movie, certainly not boring...not by any means.

    Also bumping this because you new users probably need to get some good movies under your belt!

  14. #1034412016-06-11 15:11:11Taro_Tanako said:

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    A brilliant movie that won at Sundance last year, this film has awesome directing, acting, comedy, and inspires so many feels.

    It's about an apathetic kid who avoids effort and commitment opening up after being forced to befriend a sick girl at school. There's some weird and funny stuff here, with a touch of tragic humour. It's really worth a watch if you like artsy films about self discovery. Also the music is pretty nice.

  15. #1037972016-06-20 08:26:16 *Domo said:

    This is legitimately one of the greatest pieces of cinema and I know cinema is pretentious but that's how good this movie is. I really, really loved this movie. It's blunt and lingering, proving once again that the young adult genre is superior. There's really something absolutely special about it that reminded me about making good movies. It's not about the one liners or special effects or the improbability of it all. It didn't whisk me away to Narnia, I didn't yearn for a friendship experienced by the titular characters, or even the quirks oversaturated in the trailer. It is so wholesome and unforgiving and unfair and so beautifully concluded; it deserves better words than I can offer.

    This movie is genuinely one of the best I've ever seen & quite honestly Tarantino's "because we love making movies" could never understand producing something like this.

  16. #1035052016-06-14 15:34:40masculyn said:

    Moonrise Kingdom

    I've seen a Wes Anderson film mentioned in this thread before, but I thought I'd add one more. 'Moonrise Kingdom' is a beautiful film about two children who fall in love and run away, sending the entire town searching for them. It's clearly influenced by other popular films including 'Fantastic Mr Fox' (2009), and 'A Little Romance' (1979). There are some big name actors in the cast, as per usual with a W.A. production, but they come secondary to the central characters of the story – the children. It's a very warm, woodsy, and whimsical movie, and I usually like to watch it in the autumn while eating a caramel apple.

  17. #1038042016-06-20 12:19:27 *EvoRulz said:

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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    Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

    Director: Garth Jennings

    Writers: Douglas Adams (book), Douglas Adams (screenplay)

    Stars: Martin Freeman, Yasiin Bey, Sam Rockwell

  18. #1038242016-06-20 21:12:34Domo said:

    The Act of Killing

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    Content warning for gore.

    The Act of Killing follows the notorious executioners of the Indonesian Massacres of 1965-66, in which the Indonesian government instigated violence against known communists & leftists, and the Chinese population. The filmmakers cooperate with the "gangsters" who commonly carried out the orders of the Indonesian government in an attempt to recreate the massacre fifty years later.

    You'll find, when you watch this film, your inability to be absorbed by the documentary, but it's intentional. It's meant so that each scene is jarring, so that the viewer is always aware and always critical. You're not supposed to be lulled by the narrative. As summed in my one-sentence review on Letterboxd:

    there is nothing hidden to this film.

    There are some historical contexts the movie doesn't provide. This documentary explores Indonesia's cruelty toward communists and the Chinese, however doesn't address that in a deal made with the United States for annexation of West Papua, Indonesia was implored by the US to reduce the communist influence in Indonesia. We might have lost Vietnam, but we succeeded in devastating Southeast Asia.

  19. #1095772017-03-18 07:04:16--Jack-- said:

    Jacob's Ladder (1990)

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    Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.

    This movie does a great job of holding your suspense throughout the course of the film, all while building dread and not through tropes or cliches.

    Also the creators of Silent Hill were inspired by this movie.

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