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Movie recommendations

Winter is on it's way, the evenings are getting longer I'm in need to of some good movies to watch. Over the last 4/5 years haven't had much time to watch movies like I use to do and cinema visits are rare(my son is 4). Recently I dug out the Godfather movies, Goodfellas, Star wars, Matrix and watch them again but when it comes to good movies that have been recently made I'm sadly ignorant. Any Movies/films you've seen that you would recommend?
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Old 24.10.2008, 11:40
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Re: Movie recommendations?

The Kite Runner (your local library might have it; I found one in the Cham library)

Kleine Fische (a charming Swiss movie about two regular guys who might rob a bank; a bit on their funny personal lives as well)

Earth, Water, Fire (a trilogy of classy Indian films by Deepak Mehta)
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Old 24.10.2008, 11:40
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Re: Movie recommendations?

My recommendation "The Pursuit of Happyness" if you had not seen yet..

details: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0454921/
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Re: Movie recommendations?

I did start this thread.....but it kind of died on its backside.
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you like fantasy and fiction movies I would recommend from my side: '' The Lord of the Ring'' trilogy and perhaps Harry Potter. Then my favourite would be Marvel Comics group action hero movies sequels e.g. Batman, Spiderman, Superman, X-Man, Fantastic 4, Hellboy... just to name a few.

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Re: Movie recommendations?

Gangs of New York. if you haven't seen it is worth it if only to see Daniel Day Lewis' performance.

Likewise There will be blood

Are two good movies I have seen recently that spring to mind.
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Old 24.10.2008, 11:54
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Gangs of New York. if you haven't seen it is worth it if only to see Daniel Day Lewis' performance.

Likewise There will be blood

Are two good movies I have seen recently that spring to mind.

While I liked both movies well enough, both Mr Day Lewis's characters were too similar, I thought.

'No Country For Old Men' has an unpredictable plotline, with an unexpectedly creditable performance from Josh Brolin and a lunatically entertaining one from Javier Bardem. (Sorry, too many adverbs/adjectives.)

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Old 24.10.2008, 12:19
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you like a good laugh The First 50 Dates made me nearly pee in my pants from laughing so much (not so new).

Brilliant action film Lucky Slevin.

Psycho thriller Das Perfect Verbrechen.

Scary Cabin Fever.

Very Scarey brilliant Horror films Saw 1, 2, 3, and 4 my favorite movies
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Old 24.10.2008, 12:22
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you haven't already seen them...go back to some classic Hitchcock movies. See the sublime, radiating Grace Kelly in her prime in Rear Window. Or watch North by Northwest or The Man Who Knew Too Much for some more good suspense/adventure, with Carry Grant and Jimmy Stewart respectively. I think the Hitchcock movies are timeless, and usually thoroughly enjoyed by modern viewers.
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Old 24.10.2008, 12:27
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'No Country For Old Men'

I think this might be out on DVD now.......1000% worth a purchase.


Also 'Blood Diamond' & 'The Last King Of Scotland' are worth buying.
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Old 24.10.2008, 12:44
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Re: Movie recommendations?

If you would like to laugh your brains out I would recommend a comedy "51st state''. It is not a new movie but everytime I watch it it makes me chuckle a lot
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Re: Movie recommendations?

3 more i forgot about that made me laugh alot. The 40 Year Old Virgin, Happy Gilmore, and The Break Up.
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Shawshank Redemption is a really good one!
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If you like a good laugh The First 50 Dates made me nearly pee in my pants from laughing so much (not so new).
YES, saw it with my daughter in the theater then had to buy the film..!! Must have seen it 50 times since..!!

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Re: Movie recommendations?

you are good you lot, thanks a million.. more movies please I have a feeling this Winter is going to be long one
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Old 24.10.2008, 13:20
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Re: Movie recommendations?

Films I've seen at the cinema in the last 5 years and liked (in no particular order):

Big Fish
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319061/

Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/

The Band's Visit
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1032856/

Pan's Labyrinth:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/

King Kong
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360717/

Babel:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449467/

Fahrenheit 9/11:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361596/

Etre et avoir
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0318202/

Los Lunes al Sol
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319769/

And of course the Lord of the Rings trilogy

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YES, saw it with my daughter in the theater then had to buy the film..!! Must have seen it 50 times since..!!

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I agree we also have it on DVD brilliant and very funny film, and also romantic oh i think i might watch it later.

(btw we are film mad and have around 200 DVDS)

Hey how about DVD lending i lend you (anyone on here) a DVD, and someone lends me 1
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Old 24.10.2008, 13:25
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you are good you lot, thanks a million.. more movies please I have a feeling this Winter is going to be long one
Ok Brilliant action movie is XXX (i just love Vin Diesel, and in this film he is fantastic).

Horror The Chainsaw Massacre

Love kind of (not many people can watch this i have lent it out to friends who wanted to watch it, and they have given it me back saying they could not watch, but it is a brilliant film) Brokeback Mountain.
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(btw we are film mad and have around 200 DVDS)
Then you're just slightly madder then me, I'm at 170+ plus a couple of dozen I've downloaded via Limewire. Actually I prefer to buy the movies rather than to download them because with the DVDs you get all the extra stuff like out takes and making of.
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Then you're just slightly madder then me, I'm at 170+ plus a couple of dozen I've downloaded via Limewire. Actually I prefer to buy the movies rather than to download them because with the DVDs you get all the extra stuff like out takes and making of.
I agree, and i really enjoyed watching the running commentre in Underworld it was really funny, Kate Beckinsale was really really funny, also another good 2 films Underworld 1, and 2.
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