Movie suggestions

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by jlai, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. jlai

    jlai Title-less

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    I'm trying to figure out what to put in my Netflix queue. Any suggestions? Nothing too bloody or cheesy. I like quality but nothing avant garde.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Grannyfan

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    I rarely watch anything new, so I have nothing there to suggest. You might try just browsing some of the different genres. When I run out of anything specific to look for, that's what I do. Sometimes I just search for something like Masterpiece Theatre and get a slew of titles to choose from.
     
  3. immoimeme

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    Casino Royale (2006)

    3:10 To Yuma

    House of Flying Daggers

    House of Sand And Fog

    The Taking of Pelham 123 (either version)

    District 9

    It Might Get Loud

    Up

    Up In The Air
     
  4. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Just saw a sci-fi movie that I fell in love with. Moon. HIGHLY recommend it.
     
  5. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    MR-FAN, I am so glad you said that. I have been this close to getting it from the Red Box at my grocery store but I pass every time. Next time I will get it!

    Some good movies I have seen recently, not sure if you have seen these:

    Up
    The Reader
    The Hangover
    Precious
    2012
     
  6. immoimeme

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    by what little NetFlix is allowing me to browse, I also suggest:

    by mail--

    Deliverance
    Harold and Maude
    Blazing Saddles

    Iron Man

    Wall-E

    Brokeback Mountain

    I'm Not There

    Across the Universe
    Dreamgirls

    Pride and Prejudice

    State of Play is okay
    Wanted sucked!
    Zodiac was interesting

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
    La Vie en Rose

    Whale Rider

    Valkyrie
    Charlie Wilson's War
    the Pursuit of Happyness
    The Prestige

    my dad liked Mall Cop lol
    Tropic Thunder
    Get Smart is anything but funny :p
    The Devil Wears Prada
    Talladega Nights is not so funny

    to watch instantly--

    Speed

    The Princess Diaries

    All About Eve
    Cool Hand Luke
    The Last Picture Show
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    His Girl Friday

    To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, oops it's cheesy lol

    Shakespeare In Love

    only if you really really lurve Pacino and De Niro should you watch Righteous Kill
    you can safely skip Passengers... and Lakeview Terrace :p

    I saw a preview for The Stoning of Soraya M and it looked extreeeemely powerful

    The Shawshank Redemption
    Two Lovers

    Best in Show is sort of funny... as is The House Bunny
     
  7. jlai

    jlai Title-less

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    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  8. Zelda

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    We also loved Moon.

    If you like scary movies, I recommend Paranormal Activity. I expected to hate it, but I thought it was very interesting. I am not easily scared, but I thought that movie was terrifying. But don't worry, it's not bloody at all.
     
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    I loved Paranormal Activity.. scared the crap out of us! I'm of the mind that if something like that is happening while I'm sleeping I don't want to know. If there was ever a situation where ignorance is bliss, that would be it :lol:
     
  10. BigB08822

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    I saw Moon tonight. It was only OK for me. However, once I saw what was going on I began to get more into the movie. I might watch it again. I think it hurt that I had NO idea what this movie was going to be about.
    I kept waiting for aliens or ghosts or something to pop up.
     
  11. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Here are some of my favourites:

    Slumdog Millionaire - 2008
    The Italian - 2007
    Pride & Prejudice - 2005
    The Hurt Locker - 2009
    Amazing Grace - 2005
    GOAL! - 2005
    Chariots Of Fire - 1981
    The Last Station - 2009
    House of Sand and Fog - 2003
    9 - 2009
    District 9 - 2009
    Freedom Writers - 2007
    Defiance - 2008
    Pineapple Express - 2008
    Grand Torino - 2008
    Das Boot - 1981
     
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    Keeping Mum

    The Bank Job

    Lucky Numbers

    Push

    Paper Hearts

    Bedtime Stories
     
  13. BigB08822

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    I just saw a random movie on Showtime that I loved! If you are into classic horror movies check out Burnt Offerings. It really surprised me as I'm more a fan of modern horror. For example, I never liked or thought that The Exorcist or The Shining was scary. Those are generally considered two of the scariest movies of all time but they do nothing for me. This movie, which came out in the 1970's, worked for me. It has Bette Davis in it and she is great! Check it out, it has a similar theme as The Shining, actually.