Movies you always recommend

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  1. Stansfield

    Stansfield Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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
     
  2. benhs1898

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    China Town
    Brazil
    Dr Strangelove
    The Shining
     
  3. ColdSteel

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    Zulu
    What Dreams May Come
    Mr. Brooks
    We were Soldiers
    Mystery Men
     
  4. benhs1898

    benhs1898 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was just recommending What Dreams May Come to my girlfriend. Haha. We were talking about the power of religious and classical imagery.
     
  5. Shadow345

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    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Seven Samurai
    Jaws
    Taxi Driver
    The Thing
    The Evil Dead
     
  6. cayman shen

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    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.
     
  7. jlee562

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    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
     
  8. familyman

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    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
    Holes
     
  9. firesprite

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    Equilibrium
    Boondock Saints
    Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead/Paul... Pretty much any Simon Pegg/Nick Frost collaboration!
     
  10. switchblade_slinger

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    Non-American Films I recommend

    Angel-A
    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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  11. nightwind1

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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension
    Big Trouble In Little China
    The Rocketeer
    The Blues Brothers
    Alien
    Superman
    Star Wars, ESB and RotJ
     
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    Comedy: The Big Lebowski
    Action: The Hunt for Red October
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Star Wars
    Family: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
     
  13. jedichase

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    I recommend to watch the original star wars trilogy first, then the prequels.
    the maltese falcon
    nacho libre
    seconhand lions
    shawshank redemption
     
  14. Bootlegger137

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    In no particular order...

    Battleground
    Saving Private Ryan
    Ip Man
    Ip Man 2
    Clerks II
     
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    Star Wars! :D
     
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    spirited away
    rear window
     
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    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (The making of Apocalypse Now)


    Kevin
     
  18. Wes R

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    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)
    robocop
    final fantasy 7: advent children
     
  19. mmarlon brando

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    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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    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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    Blade Runner
    Ghost in the Shell
    The Matrix (and I always specify ONLY the first one)
     
  22. PHArchivist

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    Apollo 13
     
  23. DeLucks Designs

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    Empire Records
    Role Models
    She's out of my league
    Fan Boys
    Tron:Legacy
     
  24. AdamNightmare

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    Lebowski
    Mallrats
    The Neverending Story III (totally different reason, though)
    Waking Life
    Secondhand Lions
    Big Fish
    Equilibrium
    LotR trilogy
    Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
     
  25. Alan Cross

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    Two For The Road. (Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney,) 1967 Directed by Stanley Donen. Written by Fredrick Raphael. Funny. Romantic. Visually clever. Henry Mancini's best score. (which is saying something)

    Always recommended.
     
  26. CB2001

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    For me, it varies. It depends on the topic of the movie.
     
  27. TheProhammer

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    It depends on ....

    Topic
    Photography
    Acting
    Locations
    Props
    Sets
    Costumes
    Fun
    Drama
    History

    and so on....
     
  28. familyman

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    I am going to add a few more to my list, if it is Christmas I will always tell people to watch 'A Christmas Story'
    And Another couple of films I would tell anyone to watch are some Disney.
    Wall-e
    UP
    Cars 2
    and the Toy Story trilogy
     
  29. TheProhammer

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    Topic-

    Photography- 'Barry Lyndon', 'Message in a Bottle', etc

    Acting- 'On the Water Front', 'Gone with the Wind', 'The Patriot', '30 Days in May', etc

    Locations- Most John Ford films. 'Oh Brother Where at Thou', 'The Lion in Winter', 'Laurence of Arabia', 'The Great Race', etc

    Props- 'Dune', any of 'James Bond 007' Films, 'Ghostbusters', 'Them', etc

    Sets- Elizabeth Taylor's 'Cleopatra', 'Fire over England', "Agony and the Ectasy', etc

    Costumes- 'The Restoration', 'Elizabeth 1st', Errol Flynn's 'Don Juan', etc

    Fun- 'Mad mad mad mad World', 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles', 'Some Like it Hot', etc

    Drama- 'Saving Private Ryan', 'The Oxbow Incident', 'Grapes of Rath', 'The Birds', etc.

    History- ' The Wind and the Lion', '55 Days in Peking', 'Becket', etc

    Digital Efx- 'The Last Starfighter', '2001', 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture', any of the Star Wars films, etc

    Maybe more as I think of others or not...... :)
     
  30. Daemon324

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    Depends.
    Last Samurai
    Apollo 13
    Saving Private Ryan
    Black Hawk Down
    The original Star Wars Trilogy, before the remastering (No young adult Anakin at the end of ROTJ)
    Hunt for Red October
    Ghostbusters (1 and 2)
    Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1930's Odyssey)
    2001: Space Odyssey
    Flags of our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima
    Windtalkers
    Goodbye, Farewell, Amen (Techinically, even though it closes M*A*S*H, it is a movie)
    The original M*A*S*H movie

    Some have a more universal appeal. More to come, maybe.
     
  31. Skaar

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    "The Fall"
    Directed by Tarsem

    The most visually beautiful movie I have ever seen
     
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    The Evil Dead
    Fight Club
    Iron Man
    Pulp Fiction
    Death Proof
     
  33. Gigatron

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    Starship Troopers II: Hero of the Federation


    Because misery loves company :lol:lol:lol

    I defy anyone to watch this movie and not declare it the worst movie ever made. By comparison, Plan 9 from Outer Space and Manos: Hands of Fate, seem absolutely brilliant. And it's so bad, you'll want to trick your friends into seeing, only so you won't have to suffer alone.

    -Fred
     
  34. cayman shen

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    I dunno Fred, I recently watched the infamous Troll 2...you think Starship Troopers 2 can beat it?
     
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    What's eating Gilbert grape
    Shawshank redemption
    Sling blade
    This boys life
    Clueless
     
  36. Gigatron

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    Absolutely. SST:II had no budget, no sets, no props and most notably, no story.

    The "hero" props, were poorly restored stunt castings, from the first film. In most shots, you can clearly see the solid barrels and the LEDs flashing in the shroud.

    It's so, so terrible. Just watch it, so you can stop wondering, :lol.

    -Fred
     
  37. fuzzylover

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    Usually I expect that my friends and peers are exposed to and capable of finding any more modern and newly released flicks on their own. Therefore I find that when I'm recommending titles, it's usually to try and get them to open their minds and gain an appreciation for older films and filmaking.

    Some just off the top of my head-

    Notorius
    Spellbound
    Gaslight
    Casablanca
    Wait Until Dark
    Breakfast at Tiffanys
    The Children's Hour
    All About Eve
    Some Like It Hot
    The Philadelphia Story
    Roman Holiday
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Grapes of Wrath
     
  38. Daemon324

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    Speaking of older movies, I also enjoy the old, black and white war movies. I don't know why, maybe there's something there that's missing in today's movies?
     
  39. coofunkcurly

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    I was just coming in here for the first time to recommend Beautiful Girls and there it is in the first post. :thumbsup
     
  40. ed209

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    Depending on the mood and the person asking...

    Se7en
    Silence of the Lambs
    Red Dragon
    28 Days Later
    28 Weeks Later
    Jacob's Ladder
    The Crazies
    The Walking Dead (Series)

    Saving Private Ryan
    Black Hawk Down
    Hunt for Red October
    Schindler's List
    We Were Soldiers
    The Kingdom
    Kingdom of Heaven
    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket

    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Sunshine
    Alien(s)
    Iron Man
    The Dark Knight

    The Usual Suspects
    Good Fellas
    Heat
    Reservoir Dogs
    True Romance
    Pulp Fiction
    The Town
    The Departed

    Waiting
    Clerks II
    Due Date
    The Hangover
    Anchorman
    Bubble Boy
    The Other Guys
    Van Wilder
    The Replacements


    Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & The Wardrobe
    Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King
     
  41. cptmycpt24

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    Clerks
    Mallrats
    Chasing Amy
    Dogma
    Fifth Element
    Office Space
    The Godfather
    Dazed and Confused
    Super Troopers
    The Big Lebowski
    The Goonies
    Fear and Loathing
    Oscar
    Hackers
    Repo The Genetic Opera
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show
     
  42. Fizbin

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    Idiocracy

    Unfortunately, it's becoming more like a documentary than the comedy it was intended to be... everyone needs to watch it at least once. :thumbsup
     

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