- Recommend me the best film I've probably never seen…
Has anyone suggestes Everything is Illuminated’ yet? One of my favourite films, probably mainly because it’s got the singer out of Gogol Bordello in a starring role.
Takes itself a bit seriously in places, but it’s funny and heartwarming, and generally just nice to look at.Posted 4 years agoV8_shin_printMember
Titan A.E. – Great sci-fi animation, big cast and some laugh out loud funny moments.
+1 for Pluncett and Macleane, I need to watch this again as it’s been years. Alam Cummings at his best plus excellent use of contemporary cockney slang in a period drama and the ball scene is ace (soundtrack by Rob Dougan).
Joan of Arc – for John Malkovich being as crazy as usual 😀
Benny and Joon – more johnny depp being epic
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter – you just have to, right? (only unusual, recent film I think of right now)
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Secondhand Lions – very easy to watch but also very moving, lovely.SannySubscriber
Late Night Shopping – a bit of a gem.Posted 4 years ago
That Sinking Feeling – Bill Forsyth’s first film. genius!
Comfort and Joy – another Bill Forsyth starring Bill Paterson. It’s a film I always return too.
Tell no one – a brilliant, taut thriller that proves the French know how to make truly great films.
Leon – Luc Besson at the top of his game.
Dazed and Confused – it’s funny how much of a spot the star film it has become but it’s a great film that is well worth a watch.
Singles – hip comedy from when Grunge ruled. Not seen it for years. Hmmm. Need to watch it again soon.maccruiskeenSubscriber
Robinson in Space
The film the preceded it ‘London’ seems so perfectly relevant just now. The bit when the gate posts to vauxhall park are stunned into silence by the reelection of john major is an amazing little film moment. One of my favorite bits of film ever. You can get the two together on DVD. Robison in ruins is good too, although you really feel the absence of Paul Scofields voice.
My reccomendations:’Harold and Maude’. About a relationship between a hen pecked teenage boy who repeated fakes his own suicide in ever more convincing and elaborate fashions and a 79 year old woman who gate crashes strangers funerals and then steals their cars.
‘Adaptation’ set during the making of ‘being john malcovich’ the films writer is struggling to adapt a novel into a screenplay and as he does so his life turns into the holywood version of the story that he’s trying to avoid writing. Most disorientating its a good film with Nicholas cage in it.
For feature length documentary ‘the act of killing’ simultaneously jaw droppingly horrifying and dizzingly surreal. Like the mighty boosh turning up in the middle of a war crimes tribunal.Posted 4 years ago
‘Hell and back again’ properly good observational documentary, every frame a perfect photograph.z1ppyMember
CS, I own a copy… was introduced to it years ago by a m8, I like it a lot but it might not be to everyone taste or humor 😈
Ice Cold: Right, but see actually that shit was supposed to be NWH – Fear of a Black Hat, then subtitled “Don’t Shoot Until You See the Whites.”
Nina Blackburn: Of their eyes?
Ice Cold: Who’s eyes?
Nina Blackburn: Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.
Ice Cold: Nah, don’t shoot until you see the whites, period. That’s it, end of story..
Actually a pretty damn good film recommendation for this thread.Posted 4 years agolangyladSubscriber
Have to say Life is Beautiful makes me cry every time i watch it, superb. Another Italian film I loved was Il Postino.Posted 4 years ago
Probably seen by most but Memento and The Machinist are thought provoking and very watchable, plus I’m a big Ian McKewan fan and I thought Atonement was a great film.TorminalisMember
the holy mountain
by alejandro jodorowsky in 1973 (the year i was born)
the best film ever made in the entire history of this or any universe. 90 minutes of the most amazing involved visual/mental trip ever.
Oh wow. They really weren’t messing about when they made this.. erm.. piece. Utterly bonkers.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Well, this has turned out well, hasn’t it? 😀
I’ve really enjoyed some of the stuff suggested so far.
A few more:
Show Me Love – just by describing it as a Swedish lesbian teenage love story, I’m setting it up to fail. 🙂
Think ‘Gregory’s Girl’, but with two girls. It’s ace. A really lovely, moving film.
Breaker Morant – Edward Woodward, the Boer War and a particularly ambiguous episode of British colonial nonsense. Superb.
Shoot straight, you bastards.
Wings Of Desire – Wim Wenders most accessible film:
Angels, Peter Falk, Nick Cave & Berlin at it’s most amazing.
Two Lane Blacktop – best road movie ever?
A 55 Chevy out acts Dennis Wilson and James Taylor.
La Règle Du Jeu – French pre war country house drama – Jean Renoir manages to define an entire nation in an hour and a half.Posted 4 years ago
The Thin Red Line. Because it’s a haunting existential examination of the nature of man’s conflict within the context of nature, humanity, hierarchy and survival.
I can’t shake it from first place on my list of all time greats, this film moved me in a way that only music usually does.Posted 4 years ago
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