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I've done this a couple of times in the past. I used to avidly watch films (managed 400 in a year once) but my interest died down because I've spent well over 100 days-worth of spare time attending wrestling shows since summer 2016, so barely enough time for anything else. This summer I'm taking a break from those greasy men in trunks - the perfect opportunity to catch up and unearth some gems from the world of cinema.

But I need you (yes, YOU) to help me by recommending some films. Any year, any genre, any language, mainstream or obscure as fuck. Thank you in advance. 😗

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Six String Samurai. Its one of those films that could have been brilliant with a bit more money or could do with a remake. Still like it though, its fun. Its like a battle royale of rock stars set in a Fallout universe with martial arts and in a surreal way.

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Every film except for The Truman Show. 

But seriously, Withnail and I. 

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On 19/06/2015 at 14:09, livid said:

I'll never pass up an opportunity to suggest some things, despite the fact that you very well could be familiar with them already.

 

25th Hour (2002)

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) (I think I've suggested this every single time one of these has popped up but people really need to see it. Philip Seymour Hoffman is outstanding.)

Snow Angels (2007)

Hot Rod (2007) (Completely different than most of the others on this list but I just re-watched it last night so it's fresh)

Hanna (2011)

Stretch (2014)

The Guest (2014)

 

And I know for a fact you've seen this one but in case anybody else hasn't and stumbles on this topic for their own suggestions: Blue Ruin (2014).

<_<

Though going back to this has reminded me that I need to watch more movies that aren't major releases. 

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47 minutes ago, Liam said:

Guesthouse Paradiso

 

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These are good so far. Keep them coming...

The list (anything omitted I've seen):

Spoiler
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story
  • Six String Samurai
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • The Happiness of the Katakuris
  • 25th Hour (2002)
  • Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)  - Been meaning to see this for 12 years now. I owned the DVD and everything at one time. 😕
  • Snow Angels (2007)
  • Hot Rod (2007)
  • Hanna (2011)
  • Stretch (2014)

 

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19 minutes ago, UruGA!y said:

These are good so far. Keep them coming...

The list (anything omitted I've seen):

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There are two that I am racking my pea sized brain to remember the names of, both sci-fi and both low budget but really quite good. I vow to remember the names.

EDIT:

One of them is this: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881364/?ref_=adv_li_tt

I remember really liking it.

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The Singing Detective (2003) - Loosely based on the BBC drama from the 80's. One of my favorite Robert Downey Jr movies.

The Raven (2012) - John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe. Surprisingly good.

The Raven (1963) - Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Vincent Price. Need I say more? ... Okay, Jack Nicholson is also in it.

The Baron of Arizona (1950) - If you only know Vincent Price from horror films, you really need to see this. And it is based on a true story.

 

 

 

 

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Just going to second the shout for Wristcutters. Brilliant film, more people should know it.

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I'm sure you've seen it but Falling Down is an absolute classic.

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I'll second Coco because it's magnificent.

Other random selections: Get Out; Mad Max: Fury Road; Spotlight; Hacksaw Ridge; Green Room; Kingsman: The Secret Service; The Revenant;

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The Witch (2015)

Eve's Bayou (1997)

Moonlight (2016)

Crooklyn (1994)

Frozen (2010)

People Under the Stairs (1991)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

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  • The White Ribbon
  • Paris is Burning 
  • Coco
  • Elephant 
  • All that Jazz
  • Moonlight
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23 hours ago, RPS said:

Moonlight

Great film. @UruGA!y

23 hours ago, RPS said:

Elephant 

Brilliant film about people walking down corridors. And something else happens.

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On 06/07/2018 at 17:45, PolaMDK said:

Brilliant film about people walking down corridors. And something else happens.

I actually believe spoiling what the movie is about makes it better. I mean, I won't unless explicitly asked to by GA, but when you know what occurs, it makes the entire movie that much more harrowing. 

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I'm going to start on this list over the weekend hopefully now the World Cup is almost over. I'll leave short reviews of what I see.

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On 06/07/2018 at 08:07, livid said:

Oh yeah!

The Hurricane Heist :lol:

Saw that in the theater, and am glad someone else paid. Because if I had, I've had wanted my money back.

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On 06/07/2018 at 22:45, PolaMDK said:

Great film. @UruGA!y

Brilliant film about people walking down corridors. And something else happens.

should also watch the original Alan Clarke film also called Elephant that inspired Gus Van Sant's. 

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9 hours ago, Jimmy said:

should also watch the original Alan Clarke film also called Elephant that inspired Gus Van Sant's. 

Heffalump wasn't a film.

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