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#1
I like films. Who doesn't? They can portray a large range of genres and themes through an audio-visual medium which can appeal to pretty much everyone. However, I rarely watch films. The last film I watched at the cinema was Watchmen, and I cannot remember the next film. I don't go very often. Not only that, I don't watch films at home often at all. I often mind myself lacking in film knowledge compared to many of my friends.

But, I do like films. I thought this summer I could dedicate many hours into watching some superb films. Any. As long as they're neither stupid or boring. So, make your suggestions.

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#3
No country for old men, Gattaca, Se7en, The man from earth, Snatch and shutter island are a good start. I think you'd like all of them.
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#5
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Trainspotting
Two of my favourite movies

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#6
Here's the obvious Schindler's List, The Shawshank redemption and the Green Mile before they get brought up a thousand times.
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#7
The A-Team, Avatar, Invictus, and The Nirvana movie when it comes out
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#9
Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, The Hangover, Anchorman, Lucky Number Slevin, Up, Blow
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#10
I saw The Ghost Writer two weeks ago. I really liked it! It's supposed to be a thriller but there are a lot of funny moments and Ewan McGregor is great in it
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#11
(500) Days Of Summer, the best film I've seen from last year
The Dark Knight, obv.
Moulin Rouge!, great musical, great romance, a lot of fun
Pukp Fiction. Do this if anything.
#12
Westerns.
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Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, The Hangover, This Is Spinal Tap, When You're Strange, It Might Get Loud, Zombieland, Scarface, American Psycho.

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oh, and forgot Bran Nue Dae
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any tarentino movie, the guy is a genius
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#19
no country for old men
lock, stock and two smoking barrels

I just watched lock stock the other day for the first time, as far as British gangster films go i think its very good and very funny in parts.
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I'm a bit iffy with the idea of Holocaust films; the only one I've seen seemed really transparent.

Schindler's list isn't that transparent. Great actors (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley) and the director is Steven Spielberg.
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#22
Watch through the IMDB Top 250. 250 to 1. Guaranteed quality, I guess. Although.. Avatar is still somehow in there so they'll be some instances of bore.
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Se7en
Fight Club
Animal House
The Big Lebowski
The Road
Clerks I & II
Everything else Kevin Smith has made
Taken
The Bourne Trilogy

A few of my favourites.

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Schindler's list isn't that transparent. Great actors (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley) and the director is Steven Spielberg.


Yeah, Schindler's List is good, the best of Spielberg alongside Catch me If You Can and minority Report.

EDIT: And Jaws, duh!
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#29
Pirates. It's a sweet movie.
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Garage - Irish film, story of a recluse that has worked at a garage all his life and befriends the new kid that has just begun working with him. very modern in its minimalistic approach, but yet has some very deep characters.

Pi - a guy with psychological issues attempts to find a mathematical equation that can predict the stock market. on his journey, he runs into a jew who is attempting to find the meaning of life through the mathematics of the torah, and they both end up running into the number pi and soon find that it begins to take over their lives.

Twelve Monkeys - bruce willis travels between a dystopian future and the present. very bizzare sci-fi but comes together well at the end.

The Weather Man - nicholas cage plays an average everyday divorce that hates what his life what has become. and hes a weatherman. very realistic and 'everyman'.

Wackness - josh peck (the dude from drake and josh) plays a weed dealer in the early 90s. somewhat of a guy-falls-in-love-with-girl movie, yet quite realistic and some top quality acting.

Zardoz - sean connery runs around in an orange diaper. he gets abducted by the elites of society in a post apocalyptic world because he is the epitome of a sexual brute. all the women want to bone him. lots of titties, great sci-fi piece.
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Schindler's list isn't that transparent. Great actors (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley) and the director is Steven Spielberg.

My old History teacher always had some suspicion for it which has been passed down. I'll probably see through it anyway, like I did for Gladiator, which was just an insane rewriting
#32
Read books instead

I dunno, I don't watch movies much. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship was good enough. Se7en. The Shawshank Redemption. The Green Mile. The 40 year old Virgin for some cheap laughs.
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#33
For everyone posting the top imdb films, you should really look further than that. Sure, some of the greatest films of all time are there and for good reason. Films like The Godfather, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly should be on any top films list but there are many others that are there simply because of how much of an influence American taste has on the list.

In fact, looking over that list, it's unbelievable how biased it is towards American standards.
#34
Oh yeah, and Once. That movie is incredibly good.

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#36
Any Clint Eastwood film. Seriously. Children of Men, V for Vendetta, the LOTR trilogy, original Star Wars trilogy, Taken, Red Dragon, Cube, Cube 2 if you want a mind ****. There's so many good films out there.
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#39
No offense to threadstarter, but does anyone else get pissed when people substitute the word 'films' for 'movies'? It sounds pretentious when I hear Hot Tub Time Machine described as a 'film.'
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No offense to threadstarter, but does anyone else get pissed when people substitute the word 'films' for 'movies'? It sounds pretentious when I hear Hot Tub Time Machine described as a 'film.'

You sound pretentious. As far as I'm concerned, they're interchangeable words.
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