Sam Rockwell plays Sam Bell portending future Oscar work.
Bill Macy loser/winner
Breaking The Waves
Lars Von Trier
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Syd Lumet's last mellow drama.
The Best Science Fiction You Never Saw: Dark City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWfC_Bcb0BA
The Cinema of Michael Mann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPKXvHjor1g
Classics: Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, The African Queen, The Man Who Would Be King
Westerns: Tombstone, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Silverado, Hell or High Water
jond reminds me: Tarantino. All of em. As good as they all were back in the day, its shocking how well they stand up to viewing decades later. Tarantino is the Master of Meta and if you don't know what that means watch them again you will see.
If you're into long movies nothing beats Peter Jackson's Directors Cuts of The Lord of the Rings. The only movies ever made where the additional time truly adds to and moves the story along. Also the only ones where instead of adding stock music they went back and re-recorded with a live symphony orchestra, same as the original theatrical version.
Then for fun to see how much he's evolved and for the sheer fun of watching what must be the most exuberantly over the top zombie move of all time, Dead Alive (Braindead) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103873/
Then for easily the wittiest, most intelligent zombie movie of all time, Fido https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457572/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
The Coen Brothers: The Man Who Wasn’t There. A Serious Man. No Country For Old Men.
David Lynch: Eraserhead. Lost Highway. Mulholland Dr.
Stanley Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove. Full Metal Jacket.
Jim Jarmusch: Down By Law. Mystery Train. Coffee And Cigarettes.
Billy Wilder: Sunset Blvd. The Apartment.
Martin Scorsese: Mean Streets. Taxi Driver.
Christopher Guest: Best In Show. Waiting For Guffman. A Mighty Wind.
Mel Brooks: The Producers (original). Young Frankenstein.
Carl Reiner: Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid.
Francis Ford Coppola: The Conversation.
Peter Bogdanovich: The Last Picture Show.
Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo.
The Three Faces Of Eve. Sybil.
The Ghost And Mr. Chicken.
Rubin & Ed.
With so many to choose from, how about 2 lists? A and B
Sunrise : A Song of Two Humans
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
Three Coins in the Fountain
The Last Picture Show
Gone With the Wind
The Day the Earth Stood Still
A Touch of Evil
2001 A Space Odyssey
Saturday Night Fever
Mad Max 2 (the Road Warrior)
Once Upon a Time in America
The Damned United (2009)
There’s also Apocalypse Now (any cut), Enter the Dragon, Summertime /Summer Madness (1955), The Dark Knight (2008) etc
Damn it, somehow I forgot Casablanca!
"Sideways," great way to see some wine country in California, before they were destroyed in the present fires. ......."Hard Times ",Depression era film about fights in the 30s in New Oleans...."The Man who would be King" set in India in 1890s....."The Last Detail" set in early 70s Jack Nicholson goes Navy.
"King of Hearts", 1966
Both are commentaries on war.
Recently watched "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and after not caring for DiCaprio for years I finely liked him in a part.
Also enjoyed the "what if" justice of the film.
"Gunga Din", 1939 - was more entertaining than I recalled (watched it a couple months ago).
This upsets my wife...
I’ve recently been recording Steven Seagal movies off cable and then giving them a try (FF and Delete are my friends in this case).
I had no idea that he made so many (FITB) movies.
Aside from movies I recorded and watched "The Office" TV series in its entirety (in order).
Starting to do the same thing with "Bob’s Burgers" an animated series.
Also recorded 11 seasons of "Midsummers Murders" (British TV series) and am finally starting season 11.
Having trouble recalling the titles of the movies watched since being shut-ins, but there may be a history stored in the cable/satellite box.
"Ford VS Ferrari" was really good, and I'm not a car guy.
I Saw The Devil 2011
Born Yesterday 1950
The Accountant 2016
The Mechanic (guilty pleasure) 1972
The Medusa Touch (another one) 1978
The Professionals 1966
The Maltese Falcon 1941
A Perfect World 1993
The Bedford Incident 1965
The Seven Ups 1973
Get Carter 1971
The Third Man (my favorite old movie) 1949
The Yakuza (one of my all-time favorites) 1975
Bad Company 1972
....don’t forget Smokey And The Bandit ! 1977
Since it's October,
The Haunting (the original)
The Thing (the original)
Wait Until Dark
Let Me in
28 Days later
28 Weeks Later
I left out the ones that everyone knows about and some here are well known but are worth seeing again.
All the best,
And I do have some that people will Po-Po......likely the most Po would come when I admit I like Steve McQueen films. McQueen and Newman in the "Towering Inferno" is commercial trash....and I have watched a half dozen time...including on release. And I can still watch Dracula, Frankenstein and others with pleasure.
Perhaps another thread on movies we like and probably shouldn't?
After giving it some more thought, and staying away from the horror themed, you might wanna check out:
Lonely Are The Brave
Paths of Glory
Jean de Florette & Manon of the Spring
(kind of a part one and two)
Lawrence of Arabia
The Taking of Pehlam, One, Two, Three (the original)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Killing Them Softly
Road to Perdition
Arsenic & Old Lace
No Country For Old Men
The Far Country
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
The Magnificent Seven (the original)
The Naked Spur
Valdez is Coming
That should keep you occupied for awhile
All the best,
Hey whatjd, your mention of classics in relation to what you might be most interested in, brought a few to my mind, that I think you would love -
1. Letter to three wives - Joseph Mankiewicz
2. M - Fritz Lang
3. Scarlet Street - Lang
4. 5 Fingers - Mankiewicz
Subject matter and narratives as modern as anything you might have seen three days ago : )
In friendship - kevin
Josie and the Pussycats, of course!
Also, Ruthless People if only for the sets and Bill Pullman's part...and Bruce's song, as well.
(Someone listed Tender Mercies; a SUPERB film from every variable important in film making.)
@mwatsme There is BRIEF NUDITY in that film!!! Your family will be incensed, shocked, and apoplectic, no doubt!
Nice to see that some members share my taste for off-beat foreign dramas! I can highly recommend these mostly esoteric ones:
Western – Directed by Valeska Grisebach
A Separation – Asghar Farhadi
In the Fog – Sergei Loznitsa
Broken Circle Breakdown – Felix van Groeningen
The Kid With a Bike – (or any film by) the Dardenne Brothers
Couscous – Abdellatif Kechiche
Man on Wire – James Marsh
The Lives of Others – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck