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Dr Zhivago

Good acting with a solid script. It sadly does not give its full attention to the period it takes place in but it's a human tale above all and is quite good at what it sets out to do.
Castaway on the Moon

Great movie. Funny, interesting, weird and even unique in its twist and turning of its cinematography. Surprisingly good plot too.
La Grande Bellezza or The Great Beauty.

Never in my life have I seen a movie that I would classify as cynical, inspirational, pretentious , humorous, insightful and honest and that is with an extraordinary amount of vivid scenes and philosophical dialogue.

I watched it with subtitles as I was trying to follow what they were talking about I missed a few scenes that were extra dialogue heavy and quite fast too, I'm going to rewatch in some time without subtitles and just enjoy the visuals as the cinema.
What We Do in the Shadows

Hilarious parody depicting a group of vampires living as flatmates in modern society while being filmed as a reality show/documentary.
Curtain (2015)

Strung-out young nurse takes an apartment, with a bathroom that keeps swallowing her shower curtains...

...yes, I was thinking the same thing, but of the several cliche cookie-cutter horror films released around that time, this one stands out; it is by turns quirky, imaginative, surreal, funny and terrifying.

Plus Brian Cox hamming it up a treat.
Favorite Films:
The 25th Hour, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

Last One I Saw:
War Dogs. Not bad, but quite some facepalms. Nice songs in the soundtrack as well.

Really great movies that are quite ignored, coming from nations whose film industries are niche.

Amores Perros: Now Mexican director Iñárritu has become famous thanks to The Revenant, but his Spanish-language debut it's still the best. A strong punch in the stomach, will greatly reward those having the gut to watch things happening in the world we wish wouldn't be happening. In a movie that does not judge at all, but has the courage to represent difficult environments and uncomfortable truths.

Das Leben Der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
: Touching, hearty, honest, sincere and moving, and a pleasure for the eyes. Also packs the strongest of hopes and positive lessons. It's impossible not to be caught in it.

Jagten (The Hunt): Strong, powerful and engaging, will make you reflect for the courageous themes it deals with, while sometimes holding your breath for the thriller-like suspense and choking in anger for brutal injustice.
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Favorite Films:
My favorite films to watch usually aren't what I considered best.

Duck, You Sucker (it means more to me on a personal level, also my favorite movie soundtrack)
Platform (it means more to me on a personal level)
Quiet Earth (post apocalypse scifi, it's one of those movie that doesn't give you an answer)
A Wind Named Amnesia (post apocalypse anime, not a good movie as a whole, but interesting topic)
The Road (the movie affected me quite a bit, I still only watched it once so far)
Powaqqatsi (It's more hopeful and human than Koyaanisqatsi)
To Kill a Mockingbird
Anything by John Carpenter:
Prince of Darkness (imo, Carpenter's best, campy at times, but great atmosphere and crescendo, fav soundtrack)
They Live (quintessential imo), Dark Star (space humor)
anything by Kurosawa, Fellini & Hitchcock

Favorite to watch:
Delicatessen (post apocalypse humor)
Shaun of the Dead
Blazing Saddles
The Holy Grail
Mad Max 2 (action fun without cgi)
Pitch Black (don't judge me)
Most high testosterone 80s action - arnold, bronson, eastwood, stalone, russel, norris (no bruce willis, sorry)
Everything pre-Hollywood by Jet Lee and Jackie Chan

Last Watched: A Knight's Tale (it was fun, with Heath Ledger)

Recommendation: Delicatessen (if you like Shaun of the Dead type of humor you should enjoy this)

Oh and I guess I should add this to piss people off. Anything 'directed' by Coppola family are overrated tripe, I don't care for glorification of gangsters, Apocalypse Now is a pretentious Hollywood view of Vietnam War (despite his claims to not do things Hollywood way), Lost in Translation (this is the weeaboo idea of Japan and relationship in general).
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fronzelneekburm: Fellini Satyricon
One of my favorite.
H3xx: Last movie I watched was The Negotiator
Probably the only Samuel Jackson movie I like.
Dahmer666: 2001: A Space Odyssey
[.....] I don't think it even needs to be said that the movie is a masterpiece.
I am willing to let myself be punched on the nuts than be forced to watch that.
Post edited October 05, 2016 by eksasol
Favorite Films:

Taxi Driver, Trainspotting

Last One I Saw:

I don't recall...


The Matrix
Favorite film: The Fox and the Hound
Last movie I saw: My Little Pony >.>
pmcollectorboy: Favorite film: The Fox and the Hound
Last movie I saw: My Little Pony >.>
Hard core shit!
I just saw Guy Ritchie's take on King Arthur and must say that his MTV style of filmmaking didn't work well in this case and I prefer the 80's campy but magnificent cult-classic Excalibur instead.
zlaywal: I just saw Guy Ritchie's take on King Arthur and must say that his MTV style of filmmaking didn't work well in this case and I prefer the 80's campy but magnificent cult-classic Excalibur instead.
Campy? I really don't think that word applies to Excalibur. Anyway, I love that movie to death, one of my all time favourites, but I also enjoyed Richie's movie a lot. It's not much of a King Arthur movie, but a very fun fantasy adventure in it's own right. The music is fantastic, some of the visuals are really great, and for all his "MTV style" the movie doesn't shy away from being surprisingly moody at times.
The last movie I saw was Brian De Palma's "Carrie" (1976) and it was pretty good.

Also, I love other this particular director movies: Scarface (1983), Blow out (1981), The Untouchables (1987), Casualties of War (1989), Carlito's Way (1993). Very underrated movies.

Can anyone suggest some other movies from Brian De Palma's career? I heard the last ones weren't so great.
The first ten that pops into mind (alphabetically sorted):
Crimen ferpecto
Good Bye Lenin
Hot Fuzz
Le scaphandre et le papillon
Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec
North by Northwest
Spirited Away
The Big Lebowski
Where Eagles Dare

Latest seen
Johnny English Reborn. I was positively surprised by that one. (Possibly because I'd just watched the crap-fest that is The Last Jedi, so anything would seem great in comparison.)