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Old 07-02-10, 07:21 PM   #1
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Need some..

Good movie recommendations. If you were to choose 3 movies to tell me I had to absolutely see, what would they be and why?

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Old 07-02-10, 07:43 PM   #2
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My list for newer rental releases in the last year:

Cold Souls (released - February 2010) - My wife's description: Artsy, original, quirky, funny, spectacular acting

Up (released - Nov 2009) - heartwarming (first 12 minutes are the best)

The Hangover (released - Dec 2009) - extremely funny movie
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what kind of movies do you ordinarily like?
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Star Wars (although I prefer Empire Strikes back)
The Great Escape
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what kind of movies do you ordinarily like?
Adventure, Documentary, Military (more history), Horror, Comedy....pretty much anything except some Sci-Fi.
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For military, I'd recommend The Blue Max, Bridge over the River Kwai, and Where Eagles Dare in addition to The Great Escape. Some modern movies that I would recommend are Saving Private Ryan and Apocalypse Now
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Dawn of the Dead (2004)---best zombie flick. ever.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly---Clint and Lee Van Cleef, an awesome spaghetti western/adventure
Band of Brothers HBO series (not a movie but very worthwhile, and true)
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The brother from another planet

80's movie. Really surprised me. A lot of great moments. Kind of SciFi with 0 quality effects but great ideas.

Extract

Another movie by Mike Judge. Similar to Office Space only this time employees are the jerks.

Empire of the sun

An 87' Spielberg movie with Christian Bale lead in his early teens. Just an amazing Film.



There are so many that come to mind but these are the 3 I will go with for no particular reason.

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Wag the Dog

Best Bill Clinton documentary(political satire)
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For military, I'd recommend The Blue Max, Bridge over the River Kwai, and Where Eagles Dare in addition to The Great Escape. Some modern movies that I would recommend are Saving Private Ryan and Apocalypse Now
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I need some too...but movies are a poor substitute.

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Thank You For Smoking (one of the funniest and most brilliant movies I've seen)
The original Little Shop of Horrors (with Jack Nicholson!)
Repo: The Genetic Opera (just 'cause)
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John Carpenter's The Thing---Because it's awesome.

Amelie---Because it's awesome.

Ninja Scroll---Because it's awesome.
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For Military history, if you have three+ hours to kill, you can't go wrong with The Seven Samurai.

A fun documentary is On Any Sunday.
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Step into Liquid: Even if you don't surf, it's a beautifully crafted film by Dana Brown, son of the legendary Bruce Brown.

Grandma's Boy: Classic geek comedy.

Red Cliff 1 and 2: Chinese war epic. Foreign, though very worth the subtitles.
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Some very good ones (and a few I'd never, ever even consider) already on the list.

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (source of a very famous quote) - good story, drama, action, great ending
Groundhog Day - Excellent illustration of a transformation from crass selfishness, to a much better self
The English Patient - Good, surprising story line in an exotic setting. Breathtaking cinematography

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Ran - by Kurosawa. Best war movie ever.

subtitled, tho.
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What's with all the war flicks? I can imagine this young lady just shaking her head reading those suggestions.
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