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    Casa de mi Padre is another Ferrel movie that gets lost. Entirely spoken in Spanish, it's a spoof of old spaghetti westerns set in the present where instead of horses people drive SUVs.

    12 Angry Men is a classic which takes a minimalist approach to films. Almost entirely filmed in one room, it involves a jury trying to deliberate the fate of a young black man and the one juror who isn't so ready to pass guilt on him.

    Speaking of minimalist, Buried starring Ryan Reynolds is one of the best suspense thrillers you'll see in today's era of movies. Completely taking place in a wooden coffin six feet under, Reynolds wakes up and the audience slowly gets to piece together who he is and why he's where he is.

    If you're looking for a classic "dude" movie, you can't go wrong withe "The Warriors" from 1979. Featuring a relatively unknown cast, a gang from Coney Island meets at Gramercy Park to discuss a truce between the hundred or so gangs in New York City. The leader of the Gramercy Riffs is assinated, the Warriors are blamed, and they have to fight their way back to Coney Island before the cops and other gangs get to them first. Just an overall fantastic movie.

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    The Phantom and The Shadow were both really good movies.

    The Shadow is a bit older but it has a pretty good cast and decent effects budget, and The Phantom is newer and even though its made with a relatively low budget and the cast isn't the best I'd still say if you can find them for free somewhere to check them both out, I believe they are on netflix.

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    I like The Warriors. Solid film.

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    Yes I agree Term, 12 Angry Men is a good one too. It's older so most people don't watch it so much anymore. I only watched it for the first time less than a year ago. Good stuff.

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    I definitely need to check out some of these titles. You guys clearly have great taste since you listed Stranger than Fiction!

    To me, a movie I feel doesn't get enough love is 500 Days of Summer.
    And another one is Porco Rosso - only never watch the Disney dubbed one! I'm not sure why they dubbed it... They already had an English dubbed version which is perfect the way it is and fits all the characters. I just can't stomach that Disney dubbed one.

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    Wow, people who've actually seen 12 Angry Men. And Porco Rosso is awesome, absolutely amazing film. C:

    I also liked the original 60s production of The Producers. Most people overlook it now for the new musical one, but the original..I dunno. Nothing beats a high hippie playing Hitler.

    Other movies I thought were great were Water for Elephants, Grave of the Fireflies, Leafie: A Hen Into the Wild, and one I thought was pretty great was "Fires on the Plain", which no one prolly heard of this side of the world.

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    where is the love for transmorphers guys? i think that, ratatoing and the little panda fighter are super underrated classics.

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    The Plague Dogs for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oly View Post
    Death Proof. I fucking love that movie.
    Yes! Finally, someone else who has heard of the movie.

    Dogtooth
    Amelie
    Salo or 120 Days of Sodom
    Rubber

    All three of those films were certainly not ordinary. I have to say Dogtooth was the weirdest of them all. The story of three kids being kept in the house by their parents all the way through adulthood really brings out some dark, accidental humor, so I enjoyed the film. It's available on Netflix, so go check it out.

    Amelie told the most quirkiest, but amazingly cute story about a girl helping people. With it's fast-paced storyline, unexpected humor, and great acting, it's much more exciting than you think, I promise you. You should find it in your local walmart's $5 DVD piles.

    Rubber kicked major ass for being all bizarre and unexpected. but that's what you ask for when being a killing tire.

    Salo is--- well, definitely not normal at all. With all the content depicted in the movie, it's no surprise that it's banned in several countries since its release in 1975. I would recommend reading the synopsis first before diving in, or watching YouTube reviews. They have parts of the film in English on YouTube as well, but I've seen two uploads of the full movie, though they're not in English.

    There's also one obscure movie I want to see: Snow Cake. It's about some dude who makes friends with a mother of autism after a car crash involving him and her daughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Term View Post
    12 Angry Men is a classic which takes a minimalist approach to films. Almost entirely filmed in one room, it involves a jury trying to deliberate the fate of a young black man and the one juror who isn't so ready to pass guilt on him.
    The 50's and '97 version had the accused as Mexican kids from the slums. Just wanted to clear that up. But yes. The 1957 original of 12 Angry Men is a classic in my book. I'm glad to see someone appreciate this film. Every single actor in that film holds his own and shows just how people should want to act in films. I have it from The Criterion Collection on blu-ray. Worth every single penny. The 1997 version is just infuriatingly bad. Yes, I know. You can say the word "shit". That doesn't make this remake good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thestory View Post
    Yes I agree Term, 12 Angry Men is a good one too. It's older so most people don't watch it so much anymore. I only watched it for the first time less than a year ago. Good stuff.
    Glad to see someone appreciate this film! It's a classic. <3

 

 

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