Movies you always recommend

Raza Crew

Sr Member
What are those movies that you always recommend to people?

Here's my top 5:

The Crossing Guard
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Beautiful Girls
American History X
O Brother Where Art Thou


Sr Member
I was just recommending What Dreams May Come to my girlfriend. Haha. We were talking about the power of religious and classical imagery.

cayman shen

Master Member
Depends on the person, obviously (not everyone's taste runs to True Romance or whatever). But one that is almost universally well-received and I always suggest is Let the Right One In. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is another.


Sr Member
In no particular order:
Waking Ned Divine
Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Children of Men
The Searchers
Whatever Works


Sr Member
Depends on the person I am recommending too, but here are a few I will tell most of my friends to check out.
Night at the Roxbury
Secondhand Lions


Well-Known Member
Non-American Films I recommend

City of Lost Children
Let the Right One In
The Killer
Hard Boiled
Raise the Red Lantern
Shanghai Triad
The Emperor and the Assassin is awesome.

For Westerners who are curious about anime,
Cowboy Bebop, the Movie
Wings of Honneamise (a bit dense, but whoooboy, the animation)

And lately,
The Devil's Double
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Well-Known Member
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension
Big Trouble In Little China
The Rocketeer
The Blues Brothers
Star Wars, ESB and RotJ


New Member
Comedy: The Big Lebowski
Action: The Hunt for Red October
Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Star Wars
Family: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


Well-Known Member
I recommend to watch the original star wars trilogy first, then the prequels.
the maltese falcon
nacho libre
seconhand lions
shawshank redemption

Wes R

Legendary Member
It varies by people but
Logan's run
Omega man
on the beach
the day after
Transformers (1986)
Rock N Rule
Ralph Bakshi's Wizards (1977)
back to the future trilogy
star trek 1-3
War of the worlds (1951)
Earth Vs The Flying Saucers
Appleseed and appleseed ex machina
ghost in the shell: stand alone complex (they have combined episodes into a movie)
final fantasy 7: advent children

mmarlon brando

Active Member
The one at the top of my list is The Shawshank Redemption. I never appreciated it until I got a little bit older, but now I recommend it to everyone. It's seems to have universal appeal.
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Master Member
Chinese Odyssey 2002. Hilarious Oriental faux-historical (but really, slapstick) thing that none of you will ever see unless I keep harping on about it. :p
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