Recommend a GOOD film - no snakes, planes or spandex superheroes.

by nicolaou 60 Replies latest social entertainment

  • nicolaou
    "Blade Runner" - sci/fi/detective thing with a twist on what it is to be human

    How could I forget Blade Runner! And if you liked that you might enjoy Dark City. Once again it's all about human identity and memory in particular. The conclusion sneaks up on you after plenty of clues and you'll be thinking about it for days afterwards.

  • valkyrie

    My most cherished film of all time: La Double Vie de V é ronique (The Double Life of Veronica), 1991, directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. It is an exquisite cinematic pleasure; its haunting and soulful soundtrack will continue to evoke an otherworldly mood, should you afterwards hear only a few bars. This film is a treasure trail of meaning and symbolism. The beauty of this is: much of this must be contributed by the viewer.

    Another favorite and impactful film is Wings of Desire (Der Himmel ü ber Berlin), 1987, directed by Wim Wenders. [Hint: when the spiritual life is not enough to satisfy...]

    Both films were instrumental to my own release and 'becoming' .


  • slimboyfat

    Evil - Swedish film about a boy struggling to grow up.

    The Frailty - very strange film about how serial killers are good guys after all.

    Distant Drums - great old Indian film set in the Everglades.


  • lowden

    CASABLANCA is a recognised masterpiece and i agree.

    Anything by Mike Leigh : Abigails Party, Nuts in May, Secrets and Lies etc.



  • Dansk

    The Bourne Supremacy.

    Great story and action throughout. One cannot take one's eyes off the screen for a moment!

    Others I enjoy:

    Notting Hill

    Four Weddings and a Funeral


  • cyberdyne systems 101
    cyberdyne systems 101

    The Outsiders

    This features many well known names in a early role with a good story.

    Stars: Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Macchio.

    CS 101

  • HadEnuf

    Oscar & Lucinda

    Dear Frankie

    Paradise Road

    Cold Mountain

    The Red Violin

    A River Runs Through It

    Pride & Prejudice

    Vanity Fair

    Driving Miss Daisy

    The Color Purple

    Stage Beauty

    The English Patient

    Out of Africa


    Road to Perdition

  • Jourles

    Just got back from watching Little Miss Sunshine. Highly recommend(unless you are terribly offended by an assortment of F-bombs and some sexual conversations). VERY FUNNY. Of all the movies I have seen this year thus far, this is my #1 pick for Best Picture of the year.

    Best moments in this film? The horn and Rick James.

    Still LOL'ing MAO.

  • Mulan

    RV..............hilarious. Anyone that camps in an RV will love this one.

  • blondie

    World Trade Center

    Little Miss Sunshine

    (BTW the first Pirates and Star Wars--Clones will be on TV Sunday evening)


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