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  • jekkyl
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    Back to the Future 2…this old man steals a time machine from the doc who built it and uses it to make himself rich, marry the hero’s mum and give her huge tits. So the hero and the doc have to go further back in time to stop him, brilliant film.

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    Another vote for Brazil, bizarre and hilarious at times, a somewhat disturbing view of how some version of the future may have been.

    +1 for The Angels Share, and in case it hasn’t already been mentioned before, The Guard.

    Cheers, Rich

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    Once

    A film about an irish busker / washing machine repair man.

    Lots of good music. Great storyline

    Vacuum repairs iirc

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    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!

    organic355
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    As a counterpoint to all the testosterone fueled stuff here how about Wendy and Lucy. Great film.

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    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.

    valleyman
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    Angel Heart

    cheekyboy
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    Anything with Will Hay !

    z1ppy
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    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)

    jwt
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    some + as above
    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!

    I assume it’s been done, but The Princess Bride.

    Downfall is amazing, but do it in one sitting. It’s proper tense.

    Platoon.

    Munich.

    Ronin.

    Dredd (new version)

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    I assume it’s been done, but The Princess Bride.

    Downfall is amazing, but do it in one sitting. It’s proper tense.

    Platoon.

    Munich.

    Ronin.

    Surely that’s a list of films most people will have seen.

    Surely that’s a list of films most people will have seen.

    Did I forget to put Star Wars up there? Silly me.

    banks
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    What’s eating Gilbert Grape?

    wrecker
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    A Prophet

    +1. Fantastic film, one of the best I’ve seen subtitled or not.

    Very different, but still very good;
    Tucker and Dale vs Evil.
    A hidden gem which had me roaring.

    scud
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    The Raid – great action if you like people beating ten bales of turd out of each other.

    City of God.

    Killer Joe (you will never look a KFC the same after)

    Killing Me Softly- Last film i think of James Gandolfini

    Cube
    Spirited Away (or any of the Studio Ghibli stuff to be honest)
    Grosse Point Blank
    Clerks

    zimbo
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    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.

    Ramsey Neil
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    Das Boat – Subtitled German U-Boat film makes you really feel like you’re in the U-Boat with them .

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    +1 The Lives of Others – superb film.

    yorkshire89
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    Blow – Great film!

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    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.

    Cube

    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.

    Sancho
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    +1 for Office space

    but I have to urge you to see Love exposure

    The Secret in their Eyes
    Tell No One
    The Lives of Others

    Awesome

    The Guard

    Irish independent at its best

    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.

    Shallow Grave
    Brassed Off

    Ewan Mcgregor oldies with lots of laughs

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    +1 for Love, Honour & Obey. Awesome British gangster comedy
    +1 for Sexy Beast. Ben Kingsley is seriously scary!

    Very Bad Things. Things go very bad in Vegas, but very darkly funny. Closing scene has me in stitches

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    Being John Malkovich
    Run Lola, Run
    another vote for Diva.

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    Lots of good movies on here already

    Intouchable – funny, touching, excellent – now in my top 5

    Edukator
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    The Edukators (of course) and Im Juli.

    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 ages

    ski
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    OK a serious suggestion from me then 😉

    The Big Blue

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095250/

    If you are a Jean Reno fan, like me, you will love this movie.

    danandem
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    Genevieve- light hearted, a film for a rainy Sunday afternoon

    gordimhor
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    Irreversible. A French film which is extremely dark and unsettling . Intelligent and thought provoking. Be warned though it is so sexually explicit and so violent that I will never watch it again!

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    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.

    pondo
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    +1 for The Big Blue – you can’t go wrong with a Luc Besson film (Fifth Element excepted)

    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?)

    razorrazoo
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    +1 City of God, Kung fu Hustle

    Try Battle Royal (the proper Hunger Games), Oldboy, 13th Warrior, Boiler Room, Pans Labrynth

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