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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Need help picking out movies to watch.

I swore off television for a whole year and in doing so had to get rid of my tv (just unplugging the cable wouldn't have worked for me). For Christmas Sean got us a DVD player for the computer so I can finally watch movies again. I don't go to the theaters much either so I am way behind on movies.

I was wondering if you all could give me some suggestions on what to rent on DVD right now. I have watched all of the Harry potter and Lord of the rings movies as of late but haven't seen much else.

I am into Indy films, offbeat, documentaries, suspense/psychological thrillers, martial arts, sci-fi, fantasy.

Examples - Usual suspects, pulp fiction, lock stock and 2 smoking barrels, trainspotting, being john malkovich, fight club, snatch, memento, adaptation, crouching tiger hidden dragon, bowling for columbine, farenheit 9/11, almost famous, matrix, x-men, harry potte, LOTR, sixth sense, AI, Donnie Darko, Life David Gale, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 03:06 PM
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I like all of Quinten Tarintino's stuff. If you like scifi you have to watch Blade Runner, that one is on my top ten list. Anythig with John Turturro(sp) in it, he's always in offbeat films. Then again I recommended Barton Fink to someone and they wound up hating me and the movie. lol

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If you like suspense I highly recommend Identity! It has John Cusack in it, I'm a huge fan.
I recently saw the Band of Brothers HBO movie and thought it was really good. About WWII. Followed a group of soldiers from Normandy to the Eagle's Nest.

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I have a great off-beat movie for you. It's called The Station Agent. Very funny, touching, and different from the standard fare.

The only actor from the movie whose name I remember is Patricia Clarkson.

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Million Dollar Baby (about a female boxer/ very good)
The Jacket (thiller)
Identity (horror/thiller/mystery type)
The Island (thiller/sci-fi kinda)
Serenity (sci-fi)
Crash (I cant explain but it was very good)
The Village (thiller)
Constantine (thiller)

All very good movies...to me anyway...LOL

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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Identity! Thank you...I have seen it but couldn't figure out the name of the movie. Seen blade runner. I have seen all the tarantino movies and just about every movie with john cusack. Also kevin smith movies. Terry Gilliam movies. I also love british humor(monty python, spaced, are you being served, red dwarf etc). Anime. Last Samurai, fist of legend etc. Kill Bill. Oh and of course Christopher Guest films like Best in Show, waiting for guffman etc.

When I was in the movie store I came across The Station Agent and it looked good. I will probably pick that up next time. Same with Crash.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

Other movies I plan on renting soon:

Hero
House of Flying Daggers
The Life Aquatic
I heart huckabees
Seven Samurai
Koyaanisqatsi

Anybody seen any of these movies?
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"Crash" was a very good movie, I highly recommend it.
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Kung Fu Hustle
Rory O'Shea Was Here
War of the Worlds
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Alien Planet (was on Discovery)

Just a few I've gotten from Netflix lately- all pretty good.

Oh, and one about dragons that was on Animal Planet possibly Dicovery.

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Looking at your list, I think you'd really dig 'Sin City'. It was a great flick.
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I've seen both Crash and Hero and liked both of them.
One of my all time favorite movies is To Kill a Mockingbird.
A Beautiful Mind
For very strange movies-Wild at Heart or Drugstore Cowboy

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