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Films Films I Should Watch...

Discussion in 'General' started by MadGinga, 12 Apr 2019.

  1. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Over the last two (!) decades my Film watching has been sporadic, infrequent and prone to looooooong gaps; so would be great to know what shows I should (have) watch(ed).

    I'll give anything a go, but lean towards Science-Fiction as my go-to genre.

    Don't worry about stating the obvious, as I expect I will have missed some of them!

    Sister thread for TV series
     
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  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    Interstellar and The Martian and Inception immediately spring to mind, I also enjoyed Gravity but wouldn't recommend it as highly.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I really enjoyed Shazam! recently. I'd definitely give it a watch.

    The new Power Rangers was surprisingly good, if you fancy a nostalgia trip and happened to grow up with Power Rangers.

    Logan was excellent, and easily the best X-Men film in a long while.

    Blade Runner 2049 was pretty good, I'd recommend having seen the original too, but if not I think it's fairly.. Self explanatory. Although may produce some googling after the fact.

    Venom was.. I dunno, I found it fun but I wasn't expecting much so perhaps I was just pleasantly surprised.

    The Accountant was one of my favourite Ben Affleck outings in recent memory.

    I enjoyed Denzel in The Equalizer too.

    Admittedly not much on the sci-fi side, but.
     
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  4. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    These.

    Not these.


    Do an IMDB advanced search: feature films, last 10 years, rated over 7.5, over 200,000 votes (important else you get lots of odd films that one person voted highly and no one else ever voted for at all!) and start watching!

    https://www.imdb.com/search/title
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    The Highwaymen (chuffing fantastic!)
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    The new Halloween.

    Those are the last 3 I have seen and they're all awesome. I don't really do sci-fi sorry.
     
  6. Dr. Coin

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    That might be a worthy method.

    One that note, an older oddball film: Kabluely
     
  7. Xlog

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    10 Cloverfield Lane
    Attack The Block
    Blade Runner 2049
    Chappie
    Children of men
    District 9
    Dredd 2012
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Elysium
    Enders Game
    Equilibrium
    Looper
    Paul
    Real Steel
    Pitch Black
    Riddick 2013
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    Serenity
    Splice
    Sunshine
    Super 8
    Tron Legacy
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    John Wick and sequels :D
     
  9. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    +1 for the following...

    District 9
    The Accountant
    Children of Men
    Interstellar
    Paul
    The Martian
    Gravity

    Plus a few I highly recommend from the last 20 years (or so) despite not being Sci-Fi...
    Limitless
    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler's List
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Se7en
    Fight Club
    Batman Begins (watching it again as I type)
    Inglourious Basterds
    The Dark Knight (Heath Ledger's finest moment imho)
    The Wolf of Wall Street
    28 Days Later
     
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  10. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    You know two of the three you dismissed without reason appear on the same search method you espouse, right? And the third fits all criteria other than 200,000 votes, right?
     
  11. ElThomsono

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    Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed that; John Goodman was excellent.
     
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    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    The Disaster Artist.


    Then The Room.


    Then The Disaster Artist again.
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    That's a criminal amount of cringe in one sitting
     
  14. MadGinga

    MadGinga oooh whats this do?

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    Just a quick post to say thanks for all the suggestions! Was hoping for a bit of time to sit down and collate a list before responding, but i will get there, honest!
     
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    I like your list finger66, but what you think about adding those ones, ( avoiding SF and horror movies(that I love too), and a lot more movies, :grin: not to post a too long and annoying list:

    the Bourne trilogy
    the score
    kill bill 1 and more... kill bill 2
    Inside Man
    Fracture
    The Beach
    The Bank Job
    The Village
    Art School Confidential
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    No Country for Old Men
    In the Electric Mist
    The Bucket List
    Millenium 1,2,3 original version (may be the best thriller ever for me)
    Dolan's Cadillac
    The Hateful Eight (one of QT's best film)
     
  16. mrlongbeard

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    13th Warrior
    Kingdom of Heaven

    Any and all old WW2 war films that used to be on every Sunday afternoon, sink the Bismark, damn busters, PT109,
    Halls of Montezuma etc etc
     
  17. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Let's go all Marvel for a moment:

    Avengers Age of Ultron
    Captain America The Winter Soldier
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1

    Mind you, you kinda have to watch them all...

    DC:

    Man of Steel
    Batman vs Superman (plenty of haters, but watch it a few times to actually appreciate it and some of the most awesome quotes in a film ever).
     
  18. Xlog

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    If we are posting non-scifi stuff, then:

    War/action (non WW2/Vietnam) films:
    12 Strong
    A Perfect Day
    Act Of Valor
    Black Hawk Down
    Hotel Rwanda
    Hyena Road
    Man Of Tai Chi
    Man on Fire
    Restrepo
    Sicario
    The Kingdom
    The Raid
    Tears of the Sun
    Tropic Thunder
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Jarhead

    Other:
    Constantine
    Daybreakers
    Donnie Darko
    Wind River
     
  19. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    +1 for ...
    Zero Dark Thirty
    Black Hawk Down
    Man on Fire
    The Kingdom
    Jarhead
    Donnie Darko
    Constantine
     
  20. ElThomsono

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    I enjoyed Fury, but didn't think I would. Probably seen it three times now, Brad Pitt is good but it's not overly American.
     

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