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sfhdsa
2/6/07 12:12:48AM
So there are already threads on music, video games and tv shows and unless I'm mistaken not one on movies.

Having said that here's my top 5:

Pulp Fiction
Army of Darkness
The Life Aquatic
The Exorcist
and a toss up between American History X and Fight club



Honourable mention going to Cannibal Holocaust
DoTheMMAth
2/6/07 12:45:39AM
Gataca
Fight Club
Tombstone
Salaire de la Peur (Wages of Fear) - weird old French movie by Clouzot

Need to see Life Aquatic now
Svartorm
2/6/07 1:36:47AM
Tombstone
Open Range
Gladiator
13th Warrior
Braveheart
Beowulf & Grendel
-NewBreed-
2/6/07 1:10:44PM
Forrest Gump
Saving Private Ryan
Braveheart
Gladiator
roadking95th
2/6/07 1:23:18PM
pulp Fiction
apocolypse now
caddyshack
old school
braveheart
madmarck
2/6/07 2:22:26PM
Dirty Dozen
Devils Brigade
Bloodsport
Lionheart
A few Good Men
Bon Cop Bad Cop
nate22
2/6/07 2:23:54PM
Was going to start this thread at some point.

I did some write ups for films for friends just for jokes a while ago. You will have to excuse some references as nobody will get them because it's banter about school friends, eg Johnny Keyworth always fainted when he saw blood in biology. Anybody who is actually anygood at writing or knows much about these films and would like to give some feedback, that would be cool. Anybody who hasn't seen them go watch.

Irreversible.

This is one of the most disturbingly violent and graphic films i've ever seen so it problims not for the Johnny Keyworths in the world. I almost feel bad letting anybody know that this film exists due to certain scenes, when things are simply taken too far.

French film, and it has the geezer from Oceans 12 and La Haine, Vincent Cassel and thedrop dead gorgeous Monica 'I can't look at you the same anymore' Belluci (matrix, Passion of the jew)

This is filmed back to front, starts at the end, finishes at the beginning, adding even more to the confusion of the film being in French.

Sickening or not the final scenes are carefully chosen word, brave. Putting a nine minute, uniterrupted rape scene into a film tends not to be a great idea for most directors and as I, I won't be suprised if you just turned away and stopped watching.

There is alot of focus on the impact of situations, reaction to peoples actions and the necessity for retribution and this is glorified by the work that the Gaspar Noe and the producers have out in to make such a intriguing and poweful film. CGI is used VERY effectively in the scene that I will only describe to you as Pork Pie Head scene, again turn away for those who don't like graphic stuff, as this again is minging.

There are seemingly quite a few decent French films out there, and i'll probably wirte up La Haine and Amelie when I get the time, this is one of the best of them in terms of originality and cinematography and the film really is a good cinema experience, albeit shocking.
nate22
2/6/07 2:26:16PM
Sympathy for Lady Vengence

This film is ******* brilliant, it's pretty gory yet visually it is stunning and you can tell alot of work has gone into the directing, placement, sound, colouring and such, there's no suprise it has won some major awards in a few different countries. The cast is brilliant Lee Young An is the lady on the front page of the group and i've only seen one of her other films but a) she's gorgeous and b) did an amazing job of the 'lady' who is seemingly on a total headfuck throughout. She's also been in Invitation but only a handful of other films and i've got no idea what they are.

Cho Min-sik plays the bad guy, and he is possibly one of the best actors around, very diverse actor and you will recognise him if you are familiar with Oldboy or Taegukgi as he plays the lead in both those films too. There are similarities and it won't take James Hill to work out that it's Park Chan-wook who directs, this being the second of three in his 'Vengeance Trilogy' Nutter.

The film itself, is like 90% of Asian films i've seen, seriously sexually depraved, yet don't worry it's no Irrevisble or anything on Dead or Alive. Other than that it is ******, the plot is just morally wrong yet it is ridden with complexity and it results in one gory yet powefully emotional scene. There were alot of parts of the film that moved me quite alot, for instance the scene with the families and the killer towards the end, the sound track's beautiful, and the cinematography is probably believe it or not year eleven english better than Schindlers List. That's an outlandish statement and I take it back, but it's seriously really good.

If you watch this film, it will leave you disgusted, intrigued, shocked, sick, excited, sad, or generally just going 'so who was she and who did that and what did this etc'. Korean subtitles but the subtitles do alot to complement the film and without the traditional speech the performances would be severely diminished.
BrAeDeN91
2/6/07 5:22:11PM
Crank, napolean dynamite, happy gilmore, fast and the furious, 40 year old virgin.
Stickan
2/6/07 6:10:35PM

Posted by nate22

Was going to start this thread at some point.

I did some write ups for films for friends just for jokes a while ago. You will have to excuse some references as nobody will get them because it's banter about school friends, eg Johnny Keyworth always fainted when he saw blood in biology. Anybody who is actually anygood at writing or knows much about these films and would like to give some feedback, that would be cool. Anybody who hasn't seen them go watch.

Irreversible.

This is one of the most disturbingly violent and graphic films i've ever seen so it problims not for the Johnny Keyworths in the world. I almost feel bad letting anybody know that this film exists due to certain scenes, when things are simply taken too far.

French film, and it has the geezer from Oceans 12 and La Haine, Vincent Cassel and thedrop dead gorgeous Monica 'I can't look at you the same anymore' Belluci (matrix, Passion of the jew)

This is filmed back to front, starts at the end, finishes at the beginning, adding even more to the confusion of the film being in French.

Sickening or not the final scenes are carefully chosen word, brave. Putting a nine minute, uniterrupted rape scene into a film tends not to be a great idea for most directors and as I, I won't be suprised if you just turned away and stopped watching.

There is alot of focus on the impact of situations, reaction to peoples actions and the necessity for retribution and this is glorified by the work that the Gaspar Noe and the producers have out in to make such a intriguing and poweful film. CGI is used VERY effectively in the scene that I will only describe to you as Pork Pie Head scene, again turn away for those who don't like graphic stuff, as this again is minging.

There are seemingly quite a few decent French films out there, and i'll probably wirte up La Haine and Amelie when I get the time, this is one of the best of them in terms of originality and cinematography and the film really is a good cinema experience, albeit shocking.



Admit it you only watched it because you get to see Bellucci naked .. She's truly amazing. But yeah "Irreversible" is okay but a little too ..not intense (gimme a word? slow?) for my taste.

I like american not very complex movies like
Road to Perdition
Identity
Big Fish
Crash

oh almost forgot... and Dude where's my car. Norweigan gays kick ass.
crimethinc
2/6/07 6:41:39PM
1. Snatch
2. (tie) Nightmare Before Christmas/ Beetlejuice. I have four Tim Burton inspired tattoos.
3. Cannibal: The Musical
4. The Omen
5. Evil Dead 2

I could name about 100 more but these are the first to pop in my head without going to look at my dvd collection.
bayonetxwork
2/6/07 7:06:19PM
im a huge fan of the saw trilogy.
JunCTion
2/6/07 7:35:20PM
nate22, you're awsome. iv'e seen all of these movies. in fact all i watch on dvd are mma and horror movies. even the cheesey, crappy ones and i love all the japanese horror movies. a lot of them are morally wrong
also, hostil, saws, high tension
JunCTion
2/7/07 1:23:44AM
i just got done watching "unknown" it was awsome
sfhdsa
2/7/07 2:36:50AM

Posted by JunCTion

nate22, you're awsome. iv'e seen all of these movies. in fact all i watch on dvd are mma and horror movies. even the cheesey, crappy ones and i love all the japanese horror movies. a lot of them are morally wrong
also, hostil, saws, high tension



I forgot to mention High Tension, fantastic movie.


Another one worth mention was 9 songs.

From imdb.com:

"Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love affair with Lisa. They meet at a mobbed rock concert in a vast music hall--London's Brixton Academy. They are in bed at night's end. Together, over a period of several months, they pursue a mutual sexual passion whose inevitable stages unfold in counterpoint to nine live-concert songs."

VERY graphic sex scenes. And pretty decent concert footage if you like Indie rock.
mrsumo
2/7/07 4:27:13AM
There are so many out there, here are the favs that come to mind.

Conan, the Barbarian
Samurai Fiction
Brotherhood of the Wolf
The Big Lebowski
Troy
nate22
2/7/07 6:48:13AM

Posted by JunCTion

nate22, you're awsome. iv'e seen all of these movies. in fact all i watch on dvd are mma and horror movies. even the cheesey, crappy ones and i love all the japanese horror movies. a lot of them are morally wrong
also, hostil, saws, high tension



You might like some of these ones then.

Brother - japan
Ichi the Killer - japan
Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo - korea
Oldboy - korea
Infernal Affairs trilogy, I can argue to the death why they are better than the departed. - hong kong
Zatoichi - japan
Dead or Alive - japan
La Haine - french
City of God - brazil
Caranduru - brazil
hippysmacker
2/7/07 11:05:34AM
Too many great movies , so I'll just post some that came to mind.
Braveheart
Lord of the rings trilogy
Field of dreams
13th warrior
Team America
Tombstone
The boondock saints
Star wars movies
Diehards
Snatch
Serenity
Lucky number slevin
Something about Mary
Spiderman
X-mens
Last of the mohicans
Sings
Jaws
Matrix trilogy
Batman begins
King Kong
Indiana Jones'ses
Terminator's
Liar Liar
Gladiator
Oceans 11
Top gun
Dumb n dumber
Dances with wolves
The usual suspects
Hitch
The 6th sense
The waterboy
Armageddon
saving private ryan
We were soldiers
Happy Gilmore
Casino royal
First blood
The departed
I would have more if I really thought about it. Ilove movies, but I just realized how many I put and I've probaly bored you enough
nate22
2/7/07 11:16:58AM
Train Spotting
Human Traffic
Leon
Last Castle
Cube Trilogy
V for Vendetta
Midnight Express
Nightwatch and Daywatch (Russian Vampire films that you might really like Hippy)
Lock Stock

A few I don't think have been mentioned.
JunCTion
2/7/07 3:29:54PM
seen brother, ichi, old boy
sf mr vengencewasgood
the jacket
machinist
calvaire(french) was mest up
living hell (japanese chainsaw massacre)
one missed call
allevil86
2/7/07 4:40:21PM
Gladiator
Snatch
The Patriot (Mel Gibsons)
Domino
Fight Club
We_Todd_Did
2/7/07 7:43:02PM
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

The Shawshank Redemption

Event Horizon (one of the only "horror" movies I actually dig)

The Big Lebowski

High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood owning on that whole damn town is freakin awesome!)

Tombstone

the following 2 are borderline retarded, but comic masterpieces:

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka!

Don't Be a Menace in South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
We_Todd_Did
2/7/07 7:51:21PM
Oh,and gotta throw in my "worst movie" votes.

Killer Clowns from Outer Space (pure shit)

Izo (Japanese film with Bob Sapp.Makes almost no sense at all, just basically some samurai running around and killing everyone he comes into contact with for no apparent reason)

Any Disney sequel (all 600,000 of em)

Dazed and Confused (for being a grossly overrated piece of crap.I had lame weekends in high school that were more worthy of being filmed)

Anything with Kevin Costner except for Silverado
Bosco
2/7/07 8:58:26PM
My top 10 that come to mind are pretty well known except maybe American Movie and The Smashing Machine.

Pulp Fiction
Goodfellas
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Clerks
Reservoir Dogs
The Smashing Machine
Fargo
American Movie
Taxi Driver
The Big Lebowski

Svartorm
2/7/07 9:05:11PM

Posted by We_Todd_Did
Anything with Kevin Costner except for Silverado



Did you see Open Range? That movie is great.
hippysmacker
2/8/07 3:08:29AM
Saw NIghtwatch, I didn't know daywatch was out yet, but I had read somewhere that their was going to be an English speaking version. Le Femme Nikita, Brotherhood of the wolf, Nightwatch, and Pan's labyrinth are the only foreign language film's I've ever really liked. I'll check and see if it's out in the US.Thanks
hippysmacker
2/8/07 3:10:25AM

Posted by Svartorm


Posted by We_Todd_Did
Anything with Kevin Costner except for Silverado



Did you see Open Range? That movie is great.



I gotta say Field of dreams and Damces with wolves are great also IMO

Worst movie I ever even attempted to watch was "alone in the dark"
Svartorm
2/8/07 3:12:30AM
Never saw the Field of Dreams, but I did like Dances with Wolves. I like anything war or gun related in movies.
Svartorm
2/8/07 3:14:48AM
Oh, and worst movie would be "The Last Warrior", a straight to video release staring Dolph Lundgren.
We_Todd_Did
2/8/07 4:06:28AM
Ok,forgot about Dances With Wolves.Good flick as well...good call.

Just got back from watching "Pan's Labyrinth"...way darker and more serious than I expected.I go in expecting to see a typical fantasy/adventure, and they drop all this heavy shit on me!Wasn't bad, I suppose.

Brotherhood of the Wolf is by far the most kick-ass foreign action flick I've ever seen.I think I've watched it like 6 times now!
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