movie suggestions please
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.Posted 4 years agoadjustablewenchMember
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]Posted 4 years ago
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 🙂Posted 4 years agocharlie the bikemongerSubscriber
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]Posted 4 years agoti_pin_manMember
Hound of the Baskervilles – Basil Rathbone version
Ice Cold in Alex
Passport to Pimlico
The Lost Boys
Three Colours Red
La Reine Margot
blimey theres loads when I think about it!Posted 4 years ago
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:
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
Lord of the Flies
Good Will Hunting
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.Posted 4 years agobuzz1024Member
thanks guys – there’s a few in there that I’d forgotten about.Posted 4 years ago
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.kimbersSubscriber
Planet of The Apes , its about humans not monkeysPosted 4 years ago
Quite like all of hestons survivalist stuff, Omega Man, Soylent Green
The Thing- john carpenter version
One Man and His Dog
No Country For Old Men
Saving Private Ryan
A Bridge too Far
24hr party people
Henry V- branagh one
Withnail and I
Monty Pythons Life of Brian
When the Wind Blows
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