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Old 01-19-2009, 11:37 AM   #31
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This one is different. Made in Brazil. Award winning movie from 1998. Even with sub-titles, I found the movie very good. Gives one an up close and personal view of life in Rio de Janerio.

Central Station.
Best Brazilian movies I've seen (and they are REALLY good) are:

"Cidade de Deus"
and
"Tropa de Elite"
 
Old 01-19-2009, 12:18 PM   #32
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Oh! Oh! I just remembered a great geek movie!

"Pirates of Silicon Valley"

Thats a must-see .
What's that about?

Project Swordfish - a hacker movie with the guy from something - or could it be from Greece? What a crap movie Greece was!

These aren't movies but it's a good anime series of 13 episodes and it also have another similar series which I'll explain.
Onegai Teacher ; an alien lands in some village, moves next door to this guy at school. She becomes his teacher and they're forced to marry even though she is going against her alien-law things.

Onegai Twins ; never finished watching this series but it's about these twins who don't know it, but they have the same picture of each other when they were young playing together and knew they always had a twin. Based at the same time as the previous series (onegai teacher), with the same characters in but the main characters are different than the previous.

Ghost in the Shell - the three movies and tv series are really good. And it's an anime. Also that dildo Spielbirg (or however you say his name) is making a new real-life movie of it which is going to suck!
 
Old 01-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #33
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Whenever I run out of things to watch, I go back to the movies I grew up with:

- Terminator 1,2
- Star Wars IV,V,VI
- Indiana Jones 1,2,3
- Die Hard 1
- Back to the Future 1,2,3

And so many others I've seen thousands of times. Either they were really that good, or there is this little guy inside me who loves those movies so much making them feel ageless.

Oh, and way to screw up the sequels for all the above, except for Back to the Future, which I hope won't have a sequel
 
Old 01-19-2009, 01:42 PM   #34
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Here are some good movies I have watched recently that I can remember:

Hostage
Inside Man
The Illusionist

I also recommend you see:

Wanted

not because it's a good movie per se, it wasn't all that good, but you do have to see it at least once, you know those class of movies ... too unbelievable to call good, but too good not to watch at least once.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 01:46 PM   #35
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If you're posting Wanted, then I'm posting Shoot 'Em Up - now there's a fun film!

I also really enjoyed "The Prestige" - a film about rivalry between magicians. Stars Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine and David Bowie.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 04:00 PM   #36
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How come there is no "thankyou" button in this thread? I want to thank easuter for his Brazilian movie recommendations.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 04:38 PM   #37
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Probably because this is General.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 04:49 PM   #38
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I liked
In the Valley of Elah with Tommy Lee Jones

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU1N_iWQYC8
 
Old 01-19-2009, 05:45 PM   #39
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another vote here for "Kelly's heroes"

"Ice Pirates" is another I
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087451/


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Old 01-19-2009, 06:20 PM   #40
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"The Last King of Scotland"
Interesting, but very disturbing. Forest Whitaker did a good job.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 05:23 AM   #41
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"On the beach" is another good one
I've seen the remake not the original
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0219224/


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Old 01-20-2009, 06:24 AM   #42
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Just a few more (they keep popping into my mind):
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
π
Matrix (only the first one)
Lawrence Of Arabia (no relation)
L.A. Confidential

And, for a change, some I can't stand:
Anything directed/written by Quentin Tarantino.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 06:43 AM   #43
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Matrix (only the first one)
Yeah, pretty much only the first on is good, the rest are kinda tacked onto it, but are not directly related to it.

Suggestions I forgot:
Train de vie
A scanner darkly (note that it is a "dark" movie, but still rather good and funny)

I guess I should also suggest some of my favorites that I haven't watched in a while:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (of course)
UHF
The Game
Groundhog Day

Also, one movie that was mentioned that I really dislike is "The Prestige". I would call it a movie with no sense, in the end there is no point to it all. Kinda like "The perfect storm".

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Old 01-20-2009, 07:57 AM   #44
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Lord of the Flies?
It's a little good I suppose, but as equally as bad if it's bad at all. And something everyone likes, the TV series Friends. I love Friends. Or Everybody Loves Raymond.

Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within (Good Anime-like fight scenes too )
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children (This one is adapted from FF VII game)

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Old 01-20-2009, 01:17 PM   #45
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the best movie i saw lately was miracle at saint anna.

i think it will be nominated if not win the oscar- movie of the year.
 
  


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