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  • Premier Icon DavidB
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    Little Miss Sunshine.

    The dancing at the end made me proud to be a human

    Premier Icon joelowden
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    Touching the void .. Joe Simpson

    markrh
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    +1 for Finding Nemo.
    Also Dancer in the dark ๐Ÿ˜

    iolo
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    The boy in the striped pyjamas
    I just watched it. Great.

    sbtouring
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    Into the wild. Great film, amazing scenes and sad ending. The book is good too.

    athgray
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    Senna. As mentioned earlier Pan’s Labyrinth. Good film. Disturbing, don’t know if I would watch it twice. Similarly, The Fly by David Cronenberg.

    soobalias
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    Pans had a couple of ‘moments’
    most surprisingly, recently watched Django Unchained – nigger fight scene really got me

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    I saw Locke a wee while ago. Fantastic, a simple story, brilliantly told.

    Little Miss Sunshine.

    The dancing at the end made me proud to be a human
    Yep, you’re so damn right…

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    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.

    Not so many, which is quite a sad fact as I’ve watched thousands of films. The few that immediately come to mind:

    Sin Nombre

    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

    Walkabout

    L’Enfer

    +1 for ‘Tyrannasaur’

    Schindler’s List

    The Thin Red Line

    Somers Town (Honourable mention just because it was really touching and redolent of youth in working class Britain)

    richpips
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    Once were Warriors “make the man some *ing eggs”.

    Must be 20 years since I’ve seen that film. As splorer alludes to up there there were no happy smily faces leaving the cinema.

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    Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki (studio ghibli) is a masterpiece of story telling, one of my (if not “the”) best films ever

    Just come out on (remastered?) Blu-ray too, I believe. Never actually seen it, I should remedy that.

    iolo
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    Departures is a great movie too

    [video]http://youtu.be/MtdENmR6jKw[/video]

    chip
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    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.

    batfink
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    The Lives of Others

    American History X

    They’re both reasonably old now, but nothing’s come close to them IMO.

    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.

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    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.

    ekul
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    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?!

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    Purely Belter

    The scene where after stealing Alan Shearers fanny magnet car, they go for a swim in Kielder forest, and then sit round the campfire speaking about what it is to be a father, and how they won’t make the mistakes their father’s made….

    Some good shouts.

    Once were warriors
    Boy in striped pyjamas

    Cant see if anyone has mentioned The Road and I also find the first 4 rocky films never let me down ๐Ÿ™‚

    cranberry
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    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.

    fasthaggis
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    Watched The Wind Rises last night ,beautiful.
    (Studio Ghibli ,final film directed by Miyazaki)

    jon1973
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    The Intouchables was very good. Had quite an impact.

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    “Starred Up”

    Any fans of leftfield films seen “Under the Skin”? Bizarre stuff!

    fasthaggis
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    ^^See Soma’s post above Dez ๐Ÿ™‚

    Edit>>> Bought it as I missed it at the cinema .
    After the trailer and all the promotion it got ,I was really looking forward to it.
    I didn’t really get it at all,which surprised me .
    Maybe it needs a second viewing ? <<<edit

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    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.

    Stevet1
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    John Q.

    City of God
    Ah haha my wife forgot how that ended right up to, well you know.

    ElShalimo
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    Completely agree with hatter

    Once Were Warriors is proper grim but Tyrannosaur stays in your head for weeks

    Plus
    Winter’s Bone
    Bad Education (the Spanish one)
    La Lingua de Mariposa

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    See Soma’s post above Dez

    I didn’t really get it at all,which surprised me .
    Maybe it needs a second viewing ?

    Ah yes!
    Maybe you just don’t like Scarlett Johansson’s bottom enough ๐Ÿ˜†

    huggis
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    Watched “Marvellous” recently and it was, well, Marvellous!

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    The Lives of Others

    I can’t think of another film I’ve found more profoundly moving.

    +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.

    stgeorge
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    Surely the daddy of them all has to be Eraserhead !

    +1

    Without doubt the most disturbing film I’ve watched.

    alanl
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    2 films from the Bosnian war:
    No mans land.
    Savior. starring Dennis Quaid who does a great performance.

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    The fault in our stars

    This is a brilliant film, others I have seen recently are;

    Fury
    Gone Girl (twisted as)
    I Origins (beautiful film)
    John Wick
    Nightcrawler
    Predestination (also very twisted)
    The Equalizer (not much story but the ending…. Oh my)

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    Driller Killer :mrgreen:

    Actually it’s a bit rubbish and very low budget. Once was banned, but it’s on the one hand disturbing and on the other just comical (if you find killing people with power tools funny ๐Ÿ˜€ )

    lemonysam
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    I watched Short Film About Killing on a film making summer school when I was about 16. It still sticks with me now.

    ti_pin_man
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    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:

    Incendies

    Then also Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs both stayed with me for ages after seeing them. But Incendies was more just OMG.

    schrickvr6
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    Fury
    Gone Girl (twisted as)
    I Origins (beautiful film)
    John Wick
    Nightcrawler
    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.

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    Life is beautiful

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