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 No.10

Let's post our favourite movie of all time or a great movie you recently watched.

I'll start.

My favourite movie is Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. The movie is amazing, very funny while maintaining the seriousness of the topic. [spoiler]The Coca-Cola part is fantastic[/spoiler].

Another movie that also really like is Persepolis (yeah, I'm reposting from the .tokyo thread). It's an animation film that tells the story of the author during and after the Islamic revolution. The art is quite unique and the main character is lovely!

 No.11

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My favorite movie would have to be Falling Down. It's about an ordinary middle-aged guy who has an especially bad day where everything goes wrong for him, and over the course of the day he breaks and becomes an increasingly dark and violent anti-hero before he even realizes it. I've rewatched it a lot of times but keep noticing new things; no shots are wasted.

 No.14

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I like "Waterworld" really much. The actors do a great job altogether while the movie features a melancholic post-apocalyptic setting, cheesy action, funny villains and even some character development.

 No.16

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Battle Royal is, for me at least, a classic. The mix of gore, humor, and well-written characters makes this a very fun experience. I would highly recommend this to everyone, as long as you don't have a weak stomach…

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What are you doing?

 No.20

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I've recently watched Ashes of Time and it's one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. It delves deep into what the passage of time and memories means to us and has some ludicrous action with great "furious" editing. Also it introduced me to the wuxia genre which I'm beginning to love very quickly. Melancholy, lone warriors, impossible romances and crazy (and I mean crazy) combats, all in a Dynasty Warriors setting. What's not to love?

 No.24

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>>10
>"Persepolis … was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but lost to Ratatouille."
Why does anyone care about the Oscars when they're clearly a complete joke?

I recently watched Unfriended, I… don't recommend it. It's like someone thought "What if we crossed The Blair Witch Project with Cyberbu//y?" and decided to make it real.

 No.25

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favorite movie is hana-bi.
it's just a masterpiece in my opinion, and belongs in a list of greatest films ever.
last movie I watched was High and Low, which was pretty fascinating, its a good Kurosawa film but certainly not his greatest of all time. It's not a short film either, so if you need a fluid and fat trimmed movie I certainly wouldn't choose this movie, but if you have no problem with long movies its pretty good.

 No.26

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>Brazil
>The film centres on Sam Lowry, a man trying to find a woman who appears in his dreams while he is working in a mind-numbing job and living a life in a small apartment, set in a consumer-driven dystopian world in which there is an over-reliance on poorly maintained (and rather whimsical) machines. Brazil's bureaucratic, totalitarian government is reminiscent of the government depicted in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, except that it has a buffoonish, slapstick quality and lacks a Big Brother figure.

Very interesting movie by Gilliam, well worth a watch. And although the plot seems simple at first, the visuals and the makeshift ridiculousness of it all really pulls you in all the way to the shocking end.

 No.29

>>24
If the Oscars are still relevant is worth discussing but yeah that animation category is totally off.

 No.59

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The Tree of Life. The best movie I have ever seen

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

 No.60

>>26
While i liked this movie, it was really a massive slog. It was quite interesting, but its just so fucking long, and seemingly without much development. I could definitely see the parallels with 1984, and it was an interesting take on those ideas.

 No.61

>>19
TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 No.62

Well, I just finished 71', which is a fucking good movie.
It can be hard to hear at times (might just be my TV), but its superb.
It's on Hulu Plus if anyone has that.
I'm thinking I'm going to start getting into some older japanese films, seeing as Hulu has so many available in their catalog.

 No.64

>>59
You actually liked that movie?
For me it was the slowest, most boring, unstructured and lacking any definite story I have ever seen.
I mean, sure, about half of the movie was these kids doing kids things and having some conflicts, but overall I perceived mostly random life scenes that everybody else on this planet goes through. And the rest was just scenes from nature or the big bang, and Sean Penn putting a sad face in an office building. What I mean is no narrative whatsoever

 No.67

"it's Brahms you fucking idiot, what you don't like Brahms?"

 No.68

>>10
I love Dr. Strangelove, and most Kubrick films. Is eyes wide shut any good? It's one of the few i havent seen

 No.72

>>68
I remember not liking the movie that much. But I saw it ages ago on tv, I should rewatch it.

*is the only movie where I like Tom Cruise, tho :^)*

 No.74

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my favorite movie is definitely wargames (the old one)

 No.75

>>74
Is there a new one?
Also the guy is hot
And Falken doesmlook like your usual nerd

 No.389

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My favorite film is pic related. I guess it's because it totally changed the way I perceive kino.

 No.390

Sunset Limited, maybe. I'm not much into live action.

 No.391

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Come Drink With Me, or just about any old martial arts movie. I used to watch those shitty dubbed ones with my grandpa while we ate ice cream straight out of the tub.

I should rewatch it.

 No.392

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>Strangelove is prob my favorite movie
>think about mentioning Hana-bi and Brazil
>both are already mentioned by other rolls

this place is nice and magical and it's home

 No.394

>>389
I just watched this for the first time a few days ago, I had no idea what I was in for. Croenenberg's more than just the body horror he's known for.

 No.406

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>>59
Tree of Life is good. The Thin Red Line is also very good.

My favourite Malick film though is Knight Of Cups, which probably says more about where I am in life than anything else.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter… and Spring. Quiet, contemplative, beautifully shot.

Terry Gilliams' The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. The top of the heap of nostalgia films from my childhood including but not limited to The Gods Must Be Crazy, Willow, The Princess Bride, The Goonies, and The Adventures of Milo and Otis.

Three films will do.

>>68
As a piece of cinematography, it is good. The story is nothing amazing. Cruise is bearable, Kidman is unbearable. Barry Lyndon is definitely underrated.

I used to really love 2001 but the "big picture" storyline has lost it charm on me over the years, contrast this with the very personal Knight Of Cups. I still own a segment of Kubrick's personal cut of 2001 that came with the first print run of The Stanley Kubrick Archives.

 No.407

>>394
I also watched it without having any idea about the plot, it really blew my mind.

 No.408

>>406
>Three films will do.
or not. forgot Jim Jarmuschs' Broken Flowers

 No.443

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The last Movie I watched was Hard to be a god.
It wasn't a very pleasant expirence but it sure was very unique and interesting.
If you are searching for something unusual or have a scat fetish I would definitely recommend it.
If you want to have a comfy time you should stay away from this movie.

 No.444

Electric Dragon 80,000v is a really great japanese indie film with a really great soundtrack. Would recomend to fans of tetsuo the iron man, noise guitar music or japanese pro wresting anouncers

 No.622

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I watched Raging Bull recently after putting it off for many years and was absolutely blown away. The performances, the cinematography, the soundtrack, every element of it is so refined and precise. It's one of the few films I've seen that I can consider true art in the highest sense.

 No.623

Pretty much anything Mamoru Oshii. Particularly Talking Head.

 No.730

>>444
I recommand watching „a snake of June“.
It my favorite Shin’ya Tsukamoto film.

 No.735

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My favorite's got to be The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's a movie with an ensemble cast centering around the estate of the recently deceased Madame D., and it's overall just a delightful pastel-coated comedy.

 No.736

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"Into the wild" is a great movie, based on a true story of Christopher McCandless who abandoned society and completely isolated himself from people. There are lessons to take from his life, especially for some hikkikomori sushi rolls.

One of my favourite movies was also Borat. It's probably the best comedy movie on this universe.

If you like plot twist mindfuck movies, Shutter Island was also amazing. Probably one of the sharpest plot twist.

>>11
agree, based sushi roll.

>>26
was on my watchlist,now i'm sure watching it today. thank you sushi roll :3

>related img

Found it on /pol/ long time ago, watched the ones with pepper icon i put.
"Lord of war" was an amazing movie, even only opening scene was enough for getting me.
I hated "Come and see","Apocalypse now" and "The wave", snoozefest shit. I don't recommend.

Watched downfall yesterday, fairly well movie.

 No.737

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Stalker. I didn't like any of the other Tarkovsky films I saw, but there's something about this one that's just enchanting. Every time I watch it I notice something new or find a new way to relate to it.
My favourite thing about it is that it doesn't have any 'real' meaning; it is what you make of it. Maybe its about faith. Maybe its about life under the communist regime. Maybe its just three men searching for a room.

oh yeah the soundtrack is beautiful as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJy5BxbmcVE

 No.738

>>26
Movie was all boring. Visuals were good and enjoying but for a 1980s person. Ending was good tho

 No.739

I honestly don't think I have one.

 No.747

>>737
Is that so? Tbh I watched this film some years ago and I found it to be really boring, which is a shame, it has always got my attention
It even made me skeptic to watch another movie from him (Ivan's Childhood, that one I really liked), but now that I see you mentioning it again I'd like to give it another shot

 No.748

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my favourite movie is paprika. my favourite directors are stanley kubrick and mike judge.

 No.749

Not sure if I could pick a favorite. I like Blade Runner and the sequel a lot, as well as some silly stuff like the Princess Bride. But as you can probably tell I'm not really a movie person, most of the classics I have not seen, let alone all the well regarded artsy stuff everyone talks about online.

 No.762

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"Mary & Max" is the coziest of them all

 No.786

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I've always been a sucker for a sweeping adventure like The Great Race (1965) or Jason and the Argonauts (1963). I think my favorite movie would be Gladiator. It's a bit formulaic, but that doesn't matter to me if the formula is done well. I personally can't wait for the comic book genre to become less dominant so that we can get back to butchering ancient history and myths.

I've also been watching a lot of Japanese horror recently, and just watched the first Ring film. I can definitely see why it became a classic, but it's fame raises the question of why Pulse (2001) had less staying power, despite being in my opinion superior. Is it simply that the message of the film, how the internet can erode social relationships and mental health, hadn't yet come to pass for the general populace?

>>749
Princess Bride is a fine specimen of comfy.

 No.881

>>737
I watched this recently and while it didn't blow me away, I think it was good. It's tense all the way through in a way that's hard to describe. The only scene I didn't really like was that like 7 minute one where the main character sleeps next to a river and a camera pans through objects submerged in the water. Everything else was cool

 No.882

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I'm not really good at coming up with favorites, but the first one that comes to mind is Gran Torino. I feel like a grumpy old man who doesn't understand the new world from time to time and Gran Torino, aside from just generally being good, pleases that part of me. Nothing bad to say about it other than some of the dialogue from supporting actors is corny.
I also like Rocky, those movies with Ryan Gosling everybody likes, Porco Rosso and other good anime, some Korean stuff.

Writing this made me realize I should probably make a list of good movies I've seen so I don't forget them

 No.934

>>882
> I feel like a grumpy old man who doesn't understand the new world from time to time and Gran Torino, aside from just generally being good, pleases that part of me

The Mule.
Unsurprisingly also Clint Eastwood.

 No.961

not really the right thread for this but i watched 120 days of sodomy recently and it was a huge redpill

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 No.962

Also I tried watching The Blackcoat's Daughter and Irreversible (2002) but they were super boring . Also thinking of rewatching Nosso Lar and Sausage Party (Super Satanic Movie)…

 No.979

I just finished "Tintin and the Mystery of the Golden Fleece" (Tintin et le mystère de la toison d'or), which I believe was the first original Tintin story not written by Hergé. This is not an objective review because the last time I read a full Tintin adventure was in 2014 and I had a few drinks when I watched the film, so bear with me.
I went in expecting to hate this film because I never liked the Tintin animated series and I was outright disgusted by Spielberg's 3D Tintin. The idea of Tintin with real actors sounded even worse than these animated versions, but I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I noticed that the IMDB score was 6,0 and if I had read more Tintin in the past seven years or so I might be more negative, but it was so nice to see Tintin, Captain Hadock, Dupont et Dupond (Thomson and Thompson in English, I believe), and Professor Tournesol again that I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It felt like a classic Tintin adventure. There is something about the Mediterranean that works very well with Tintin, in my opinion, so it was nice to see an adventure that was limited to Istanbul and Greece.
I kind of lost the plot near the end, but in terms of gags the film was fantastic. The highlight for me was Dupont having a watch that was 90 minutes behind Dupond and both of them deciding to 'fix' their watches so that Dupond was 90 minutes ahead of Dupont instead. The musical theme for the film was honestly perfect and really captured the spirit of a good Tintin adventure. All in all a very enjoyable film, but not quite the same as just reading one of the original comics.

 No.980

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Robocop, I feel like it perfectly captures what a film should be, it's as thematically and artistically accessible as you want it to be. Can be a cool action piece about just shooting bad guys, can be some shit about the loss of identity and the progressive devalue of the individual in society or something
yeah it's good



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