Recommend me the best film I've probably never seen…
Freebird – probably the finest British film since Withnail and I… and in a very similar vein of humour too 🙂
I don’t think it is on Netflix, but I suspended my account 6 months ago to give it time to refresh a little. Probably do the same with the other services now and go back to it for a bit! At least until The Vikings series 2 is released!Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
why does it not surprise me to find the Dante-esk Cougar recommending Clerks. Pointed out to my old boss he was the spit, & he’s became a fan overnight.
+1 To Princess bride, [french] Taxi, Zat?ichi, Grosse Point Blank, Moon, Trollhunter, District 9
My own recommendation (not mentioned) would be for Kung Fu Hustle… comedy send up of the everything kung fu, with hugely over the top fights – brilliant.
Off to search out Wasabi (if you like that, try 22 Bullets, no comedy, lots of killings)Posted 4 years agojwtMember
some + as abovePosted 4 years ago
Once were warriors – very powerful film about an awful drunk wife abuser, sounds like something you wouldn’t want to watch, but superbly acted and shot.
Man bites Dog – black humor surrounding a serial killer being followed by a documentary crew.
Eat the peach – Two young Irish men decide to build a motor bike wall of death, one of my favorite film lines in this, but I won’t spoil it.
Wasabi – Jean Reno / Luc Besson in French action film set in Japan.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead – Two characters from Hamlet where we follow their story as it waves in and out of the play itself.
Sexy Beast – Sir Ben Kingsley has NEVER been so menacing!zimboMember
As a counterpoint to all the testosterone fueled stuff here how about Wendy and Lucy. Great film.
I’d agree, and by the same director and writer (who also both did Meek’s Cutoff which has been mentioned a couple of times), Old Joy. If you like the slow-moving stuff, that is. If you like car chases, you’ll hate it.Posted 4 years agoCougarSubscriber
why does it not surprise me to find the Dante-esk Cougar recommending Clerks.
Heh, you’re not the first person to say that. More so now thinking about it, now I’ve cut my hair.
Oh, good shout. Cube is awesome. Just don’t watch any of the utterly bobbins sequels.
Tucker and Dale vs Evil.
A hidden gem which had me roaring.
Stars Alan Tudyk, which fact alone makes it worth the price of admission.Posted 4 years agofervouredimageMember
Surprised no-one’s said Clerks yet. Kevin Smith’s first film, and arguably his finest moment. Sharp and witty, if you can overlook the fact it’s shot in black and white on a budget of about 40p.
Indeed, I actually think clerks 2 stands up surprisingly well. I was expecting it to be poor but was pleasantly surprised. Equally as sharp as Clerks but with a little more sentiment.Posted 4 years agoBenHouldsworthMember
I don’t download yet to be released films from the PirateBay but if I had, and I didn’t, it would be Pain and Gain.
On paper you’d kick a film with Marky Mark and the Rock straight out of the door but it is genuinely one of the best black comedies (yet a true story) I’ve seen in agesPosted 4 years agojonnyrobertsonSubscriber
Yet another +1 for The Lives Of Others. I’d also recommend Goodbye Lenin, the aforementioned Moon (was on telly the other week), The Hide and Downfall. I know a few Finns and they got me watching The Man Without A Past and Kamome Shodoku, both worth seeking out. Also seek out Kitchen Stories, a really unusual, low key Swedish affair with an odd premise.Posted 4 years agoThurman MermanMember
Been through the above, but failed to see anyone recommending Donnie Brasco.
Absolutely superb film. Plot kept me gripped from start to finish – and surely Al Pacino’s finest hour. Also Jonny Depp’s finest hour. Forget all that Jack Sparrow crap – the guy can really act. Ooh and and ‘Marge Gunderson’ from Fargo (always forget her real name).
Nice to se Brazil getting a few mentions. My second favourite film of all time (after Star Wars IV, natch).
Also Amelie. And City of God.
(And no one’s said Fargo?)Posted 4 years ago
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