Films that knock you sideways
Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki (studio ghibli) is a masterpiece of story telling, one of my (if not “the”) best films ever
On a more recent note I found “under the skin” to get under my skin and stay with me for days afterwards ( no pun intended btw), I ended up buying it so that’s 6 films I now own , I thought it was the best film I’ve watched since “moon”, I don’t watch that many films and haven’t been to the cinema since ” into the void – joe simpson” came out years ago.Posted 3 years agoMalvern RiderMember
Not so many, which is quite a sad fact as I’ve watched thousands of films. The few that immediately come to mind:
One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
+1 for ‘Tyrannasaur’
The Thin Red Line
Somers Town (Honourable mention just because it was really touching and redolent of youth in working class Britain)Posted 3 years agochipMember
I absolutely love paris Texas, every time I watch it I will it to end differently.
I also love the English patient and american graffiti for personal reasons.
The film that made me laugh hardest and longest was the first time I saw something about Mary, I literally could not catch a breathe and my sides were killing me.
Denzel makes a cracking film, training day and man on fire.
But can’t think of anything recently.Posted 3 years agoThe Flying OxMember
Grave of the Fireflies
Oh my goodness, yes.
Also, in a less suplex-you-right-in-the-feels fashion, “Voices of a Distant Star”.
For me though, it’s “Threads”. Saw it as a teenager, and I doubt I’ll ever watch it again, but 20 years on it still finds its way into my daydreams and nightmares.Posted 3 years agoistoSubscriber
A couple of documentary films that would be on my list are Searching for Sugarman and King of Kong. Both stunned me to silence afterwards in awe but for very different reasons.
If it was a film that completely shook me then I would have to say Hotel Rwanda….i doubt I could watch it again as it left me feeling nothing but despair but it is an amazing film.Posted 3 years agoekulMember
The fault in our stars
As the gf had recommended it I thought it would be your generic happy ending chick flick. Not in the slightest. Whether it was because we’re a similar age to the characters I don’t know but it really got me.
Warrior as well. Every time. Not even sure why?!Posted 3 years agocranberryMember
Warriors Made for the BBC, covering a group of British troops engaged in peacekeeping in Bosnia. Very moving in places, I bought it on DVD and can’t bring myself to sit down and watch it.
Sophie Scholl. The ending should not be a surprise, but the final scene is incredibly powerful.Posted 3 years agohatterSubscriber
I wondered how long it’d take for someone to mention America History-X, yup that’s a film that follows you about for about a week afterwards.
Dead Man’s Shoes is another, watched it almost by mistake in a hotel, was channel surfing and came across it just as it was just starting, then couldn’t really stop.Posted 3 years agoMalvern RiderMember
+1 The Lives Of Others, and American History X
And I just remembered ‘Blue Is The Warmest Colour’. Smacked me about the head with memories of my own hormone-ridden youth, how ‘love’ at that age can be so obsessive, all-encompassing, possessive and heartbreaking. Fantastic film.Posted 3 years agoti_pin_manMember
there’s a lot of good films listed here but not many that truly knocked me sideways. In fact there’s only a couple that come to mind that really just blew me away, the first is:
Then also Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs both stayed with me for ages after seeing them. But Incendies was more just OMG.Posted 3 years agoschrickvr6Member
Gone Girl (twisted as)
I Origins (beautiful film)
Predestination (also very twisted)
The Equalizer (not much story but the ending…. Oh my)
Agree with Gone Girl and Nightcrawler but especially Predestination, best film I’ve seen in ages.Posted 3 years ago
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