Need some movie recommendations.

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  1. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    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.
     
  2. ptsmith24

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    How many movies do they send you at once? I figure 127 would be plenty for two weeks...unless you plan on keeping your membership.
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

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    The Usual Suspects
    Second Hand Lions
    The Last King of Scotland
     
  4. M249

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    I'm betting you've seen these:

    Evil Dead 2
    Army of Darkness
    Snatch
    Boondock Saints
    Serenity
    Tombstone


    LeCZends can provide you with a whole list of awesome martial arts flicks.
     
  5. gsusnake

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    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.
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

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    Snatch is a poor attempt at a copy of a great movie. Still decent, but it pales in comparison.
     
  7. Molon Labe

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    Midnight Run
    Analyze This
    Matrix
    Rain Man
    Total Recall
     
  8. Rammstein

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    I just watched Smokin' Aces. Even I thought they used the F word too much. Good movie overall though.
     
  9. gsusnake

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    My first three got here today.

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

    Haven't watched City of God yet.
     
  10. M249

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    Try some more...

    Zardoz
    The entire series of Lone Wolf and Cub
    Silverado
    True Romance
    True Grit
    Nineteen-Eight-Four
    The Quiet Earth
    Six-String Samurai
    A Boy and His Dog
     
  11. moga

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    City of God <------absolutely awesome movie.

    Hostel
    Heat
    Saw
    A History of Violence
    28 Days Later
    El Dorado
    We Were Soldiers
     
  12. DKing

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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
    Doom
    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
    Reanimator
    Night of the Living Dead
    Shaun of the Dead
    Undead
    Zombie 4 after Death
     
  13. AeroShooter

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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
     
  14. AeroShooter

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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]
    Breach
    Extras:
    V for Vendetta
    Syriana
    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
    Doom
    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
    Hero
    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
    Amelie
    Monty Python's Life of Brian
    Amazon Women on the Moon
    The Punisher
    Taking Lives
    Casino
    Hair
    Hellboy
    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]
     
  15. AeroShooter

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    Watch Firefly (The series) before Serenity

    Excellent, IMHO
     
  16. Rammstein

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    The Sopranos series.
     
  17. tace

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    How about some perverted James Spader movies? Like Crash and Secretary?