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Could you please suggest a movie for me to watch?

Asked by poisonedantidote (21648points) January 1st, 2011

I’m looking for a movie to watch, I know I have asked this question a few times before in the past, but I’m real bad at selecting a movie without someone giving it the ok stamp. I automatically assume 90% of movies are crap as I have seen so many bad ones over the years, So some suggestions and recommendations would help.

Here is a short list of movies I have seen and liked:

* Fight Club (my all time fave)
* Casino
* Goodfellas
* Things To Do In Denver When You Are Dead
* Heat
* The Shawshank Redemption
* All The Usual Suspects
* 21
* Hard 8
* American Beauty
* Very Bad Things
* 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag
* Tremmors
* Rambo First Blood
* Anything By Quentin Tarantino

Here is a short list of Tv series I have watched and liked:

* Star Trek (all, yes even ds9)
* Red Dwarf
* Frasier
* The Big Bang Theory
* Only Fools And Horses

I could make the movie list much much longer, the Tv list not so much longer.

I know I have (for the most part) listed quality/serious movies in the movie list, those are the kinds of movie I preffer, but I have also watched and enjoyed other kinds of movie, such as: Home Alone and Lost In Space.

What would you recommend?

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

I don’t have any movies to recommend (since that’s really not my genre) but I do have a website for helping you wade through the marsh. Rotten Tomatoes

Kraigmo's avatar

I think you’d like The Cube or its sequels. Psychological sci-fi horror, heavy on the psychology, very low on chases and special effects which I find refreshing.

You might like The Waking Life, if you don’t mind a brilliant movie that has no plot arc.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I just watched Smokin’ Aces yesterday and enjoyed the hell out of it. I’m not usually a big fan of ‘action’ movies, but this was well put together, very well acted and directed, and funny, too.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Hmmm… Based on your suggestions, I think you might enjoy Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Requiem For A Dream

-Kids movies but still amazing
Spirited Away
The Secret of Kells

jaytkay's avatar

Some older flicks…

The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II (skip Godfather III, it is horid)

The Manchurian Candidate

Have you watched any Hitchcock? I’m thinking North by Northwest might appeal.

poisonedantidote's avatar

@jaytkay I can’t say I have watched much Hitchcock, I’ll have to take a look.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Watch the original True Grit with John Wayne :)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille havent seen it yet, but the remake got great reviews too.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

^ I’ve seen them both, and they’re both excellent.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

Funny Games (original) or Audition.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@uberbatman & @jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities I saw the remake last week and it was watchable but I liked the original far better:)

aprilsimnel's avatar

Donnie Darko
12 Monkeys
Galaxy Quest
Being John Malkovich
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
(and I know a lot of people didn’t like it, but I did) I ♥ Huckabees


My favorite is also the one chosen by many film critics to be one of the greatest films ever made—-
“Tokyo Story” (1951). It’s an old movie, however, and if you hate family dramas, never mind. But personally I think it’s a lovely, intelligent movie with a universal theme that is timeless.

m0r60n's avatar

OH!! Have you seen Across The Universe?? It has the guy from 21 in it!! Um… what’s his name… you know, the really cute, main guy!

m0r60n's avatar

OH!! It’s Jim Sturgess!!! :D


@lucillelucillelucille True Grit——the original one with John Wayne, Glen Campbell, and Kim Darby——That’s my brother’s favorite movie of all time!! ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@MRSHINYSHOES I liked The Shootist with John Wayne too :)


@lucillelucillelucille I heard the new True Grit is a much darker movie, much more violent, and with little to almost no humor, unlike the original film.

furball11's avatar

Japanese Story- a little movie, but Toni Collette’s performance is worth seeing.

Scooby's avatar

How about Black Adder possibly one of the best comedie sketches out there! ;-)

poisonedantidote's avatar

@Scooby Aye, Black Adder would be one of the few others I would add to my Tv list. Top quality show. I like the war setting best.

Scooby's avatar

How about ‘Saving Private Ryan’ or saving Ryan’s privates as a friend of mine says!? here’s the opening scenes. :-/

hotgirl67's avatar

Watch North by Northwest,Vertigo,Rear window,Funny Face, and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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