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  • buzz1024
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    Just after some input from the STW hive. Junior (14) has asked if Me & mrs buzz can come up with a list of movies that we reckon are essential viewing for him and his mates to watch over winter.
    We started his movie education a couple of years back with stuff as varied as Casablanca, Bad day at black rock, the breakfast club and Alien. He enjoys watching old and new movies and wants to introduces his friends to the pleasures of older films.

    Tonight we’ve started a list including – High Noon, some clint eastwood stuff, The Great Escape, Platoon, Bill & Teds excellent adventure, American Graffiti

    I’m after some suggestions of what you would consider a must see movie and maybe why you think it is – more Desert Island movies than Desert Island discs. Obscure stuff most welcome.

    intouchables – brilliant film, my son watched it with me (older though at 20) and was ‘blown away’ by it – his words. based on a true story it’s just a great film about human relationships (real friendship as opposed to couples). Can’t recommend it enough – and it has fast cars and a greats sound track too. It is subtitled and very funny as well as moving but not in any overly sentimental way

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7g_OjLKeZ4[/video]

    loddrik
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    Aliens
    Weekend at Bernie’s
    Midnight Express

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    Top Gun, Full Metal Jacket, The Italian Job, The Godfather series?

    grum
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    Westworld
    Dead Man’s Shoes (maybe a bit young?)
    La Haine
    Usual Suspects
    LA Confidential
    Back to the Future
    Indiana Jones movies.

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    Withnail & I
    Dogtown & Z-Boys
    Moon
    Usual Suspects
    Pulp Fiction
    Walkabout
    2001
    A Clockwork Orange
    Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
    Brazil
    Pan’s Labyrinth
    Sunshine
    Spirited Away
    The Outsiders

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    The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
    A Matter of Life & Death.
    Ice Cold In Alex.
    Rear Window.
    Capricorn One.
    Two Lane Blacktop.
    The Ladykillers.
    Das Boot.
    The Maltese Falcon.
    Big.
    If.
    The Lost Boys.
    Psycho. πŸ˜€

    cheers_drive
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    Cool Hand Luke
    Flash Gordon
    Heat
    The Longest Day
    Blade Runner

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    Romancing the Stone – old school Saturday matinee entertainment
    Jaws – ignore the rubber shark and watch a young Spielberg mastering the craft of directing
    Goodfellas – not sure I’d want another parent giving the ok for my 14 yo to watch this, but it’s another masterpiece in filmmaking with a magic soundtrack for some added musical education
    Butch Cassidy – a Western for those who don’t care for westerns, with Redford and Newman showing how to steal the show
    Reservoir Dogs – again I don’t think this is suitable for all 14yo kids, but the introduction of Tarantino to cinemas was arguably a very significant moment
    Blues Brothers – an example of how a fantastically entertaining film can still do relatively badly at the box office
    Citizen Kane – the go-to film for film buffs
    Did Anyone mention Bladerunner?

    Give us more criteria otherwise l’ll be here all day πŸ™‚

    As a cyclist, you must show him… ON ANY SUNDAY
    A great documentary, with the classic Bruce brown style, he also made Endless Summer the surf movie. It’s a window on another era.

    Check out the damned early BMX racing. [video]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MZJKDaD62u4&app=m[/video]

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    …and American Flyers πŸ˜‰

    ti_pin_man
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    The Ladykillers
    Usual Suspects
    Pulp Fiction
    Hound of the Baskervilles – Basil Rathbone version
    Reservoir Dogs
    Star Wars
    Ice Cold in Alex
    Passport to Pimlico
    The Lost Boys
    Amelie
    Three Colours Red
    La Reine Margot
    Flying Daggers

    blimey theres loads when I think about it!

    ryderredman
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    scanner darkly! Be careful with him and the movies. I started young with movies that were mature and serious (basically the good stuff), I think it made me realise how little time we spend on the planet a little too soon in my life…

    Full Metal Jacket
    Trainspotting
    Star Wars original trilogy
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
    Grosse Pointe Blank
    War Games
    Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
    Pulp Fiction
    The Matrix (but only the first one)
    Blade Runner

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    good point ryderredman. A parent can draw their own boundaries with their own kids, but if his mates are watching these recommendations with him I’d err on the side of caution. Some kids might not be as thick-skinned as yours, or vice versa for that matter.

    With that in mind, here are some fun suggestions:

    Beetlejuice
    Airplane
    Blazing Saddles
    Flight of the Navigator (perhaps 14 is a bit too old, but I loved it)
    Cocoon – under-rated in my opinion, even thought it’s arguably a bit schmaltzy

    …and some good rites of passage/young adult stuff:

    Stand By Me
    Before Sunrise
    Lord of the Flies
    The Graduate
    Good Will Hunting
    IF

    I’ve heard Cinema Paradiso is a good ‘un, but to my shame have not seen it and finally, not “that” old but a true belter – and rarely mentored in these types of thread – “Life is Beautiful”. Superb.

    Pigface
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    Rumble Fish
    A life less ordinary
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and its like
    + lots of the above

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    Chinatown
    Grosse point blank
    Angels with dirty faces
    Kind hearts and coronets
    Delicatessen
    Nikita
    Leon

    Actually they may be a bit adult

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    Boyz in the Hood

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    ^I very nearly said something MSP πŸ˜€

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    14 year old boys… πŸ˜‰
    Animal House
    Porkies
    Lemon Popsicle
    πŸ˜€
    The Outsiders
    The man who would be King
    Where Eagles Dare
    Come & See

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    Seven Samurai

    My dad made me watch that when I was about 10 years old and it triggered a life long obsession with Japanese and Samurai culture and history

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    Harold and Maude
    Time Bandits
    Close Encounters

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    Jean de Florette and Manon des Source – I watched them about that age
    Shawshank Redemption
    Holy Grail and Life of Brian

    buzz1024
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    thanks guys – there’s a few in there that I’d forgotten about.
    He’s a very mature 14yr old and loved Leon & Nikita (the real one – not the crappy american remake) – he also liked district 13. He enjoys a good mix of films – not just the standard action stuff.
    I keep remembering films and have been scribbling them down when I remember – Silent Running was one that sprung to mind in the last 5 mins.
    Please keep the suggestions coming and I’ll compile a nice long list in a couple of days – I’ll probably post it up so it can be added to.

    skulldigger
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    Surely all 14 year old boys enjoy a bit of Bruce Lee kung-fu action? Therefore “enter the dragon” gets my vote πŸ™‚

    daftvader
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    5th element
    Twilight samurai
    When the last sword is drawn
    Appleseed
    Akira
    Spirited away
    Howls moving castle
    blade runner
    Predator
    And most of the ones above!….

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    Repo Man
    Dambusters
    St Trinians
    Lord of the Rings
    Top Hat
    Apocalypto
    The Last Temptation of Christ
    The Illustrated Man

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    Battle Beyond the Stars

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    Coneheads
    Superbad

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    kung fu hustle
    the good,the bad and the weird
    point r
    battle royale
    bullitt (just for the cars alone)
    the third man
    its a wonderful life

    xiphon
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    Dirty Harry series! Epic car chase in one of them….

    Oh, and the entire 007 series.

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    Point Break

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    Did anyone say Risky Business?

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    Planet of The Apes , its about humans not monkeys
    Quite like all of hestons survivalist stuff, Omega Man, Soylent Green
    The Thing- john carpenter version
    One Man and His Dog
    Spartacus
    The Shining
    Memento
    No Country For Old Men
    Das Boot
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindlers List
    Dr Strangelove
    Torra Torra
    A Bridge too Far
    Apocalypse Now
    Dune
    2001
    Robocop
    Donnie Darko
    24hr party people
    4 lions
    Brazil
    Henry V- branagh one
    Withnail and I
    Black Narcissus
    Monty Pythons Life of Brian
    When the Wind Blows

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