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· Token Liberal Hippie
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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just joined Blockbuster Online (free two week trial) and I've only got 127 movies in my queue.

Any suggestions of anything I might not have seen (indie, older, classic, or anything else you like) are welcome.

· Token Liberal Hippie
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I'm keeping the membership.

I've seen all of the ones listed except Secondhand Lions, Collateral, and Lock Stock.

Snatch is one of my favorite movies, though, so maybe I'll have to get LS&2SB next.

· Token Liberal Hippie
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
My first three got here today.

Akira was great.
A Scanner Darkly was absolutely f'ing brilliant.

Haven't watched City of God yet.

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gsusnake said:
My first three got here today.

Akira was great.
A Scanner Darkly was absolutely f'ing brilliant.

Haven't watched City of God yet.
City of God <------absolutely awesome movie.

A History of Violence
28 Days Later
El Dorado
We Were Soldiers

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If you like documentaries...

28 Days later
Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness
Dead meat
Dawn of the dead (2002)
Dawn of the Dead George A Romero's (1979)
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead 2 Contagium
Dead & Breakfast
Dead Alive
Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Land of the Dead
Resident Evil
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
Return of the Living Dead
Return of the Living Dead II
Night of the Living Dead
Shaun of the Dead
Zombie 4 after Death

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Ghost in the Shell

Start with the first movie... if you like it, move onto the remaining movies and to the two seasons of episodes...

It is a bit of an acquired taste, even for sci-fi. Here's what's in store for you:

Japanese animation, english voice over (well done)
future society where network computing is the back bone of all productivity
humans can be augmented with computers inside their heads
humans can be converted into combat androids, retaining their humanity
lots of special ops stuff
lots of counter insurgency stuff
lots of gun play
one guy that likes to use a revolver in a world dominated by semi-auto's

The comments about the "American Empire" just need to be dumped in the willfull-suspension-of-disbelief bin

good stuff

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My recommendations

Just did a dump from my netflix rental history & picked out the good ones:

BTW: Drop BB and go with Netflix -- much better in my opinion, I've never been ass-raped by Netflix like I have been with Block Buster sometimes.

Das Boot [go for the director's cut; 4 hrs = good, 6 hr mini-series in orginal German = better, 2 hr original release = selling yourself short]

Stranger than Fiction [surprisingly refreshing for a Wil Ferril movie]
V for Vendetta
Fun with Dick and Jane
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: (7-Disc Series)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig: (7-Disc Series)
Brick [excellent modern film noir, even if set in high school... very edgy]
Memoirs of a Geisha
Gosford Park
Easy Rider
The Blue Max
Fly Boys
The Sand Pebbles
Mosquito Squadron [this movie was the inspiration for Lucas' attack on the Death Star]
Von Ryan's Express
Love Actually
Wedding Crashers
Drunken Master
Sin City
The Legend of Drunken Master
The Merchant of Venice
The Phantom of the Opera: Special Edition
National Treasure
The Butterfly Effect: Director's Cut
H.O.T.S. [blatant t&a fest]
Reform School Girls
The Notebook
Key Largo
Judgment at Nuremberg
The Magdalene Sisters
House of Flying Daggers
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Myths and Logic of Shaolin Kung Fu
Raising Helen [bonus points because they mention Lutherans!]
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Maltese Falcon
Citizen Kane
RKO 281
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Plan 9 from Outer Space
A Streetcar Named Desire
House of Sand and Fog
Soylent Green
GoodFellas: Special Edition
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Amazon Women on the Moon
The Punisher
Taking Lives
Desperado / El Mariachi
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
A Beautiful Mind
Office Space
The Godfather
The Manchurian Candidate (The original, not that remake abomination)
Secret Window
Horatio Hornblower [the whole series is excellent]
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