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Have you got any good movies to recommend?

Asked by MilkyWay (13707points) March 13th, 2012

Any good movie that you personally liked and enjoyed during 2008-current time? And please do state why you liked the movie…without giving out many details :)
Thanks folks.

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Aethelflaed's avatar

Hmmmm…. any particular genre/feel that you’re looking for?

Off the top of my head: Tangled, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2… Not really able to explain why, though, other than because they were awesome.

mazingerz88's avatar

Yeah, would help if you say something about what you usually go for in a movie. : )

MilkyWay's avatar

Anything except horror, or typical smoochy romance…
I loved Tangled, and my favourite genre is action/thriller :)
Anything that isn’t too slow, and has a lot of drama in it.

Cruiser's avatar

I thoroughly enjoyed UP. Just a fabulous movie that was very humorous, adventurous and full of all the human emotions that involved a loving personal relationship of two cartoon characters. Cracked me UP!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@MilkyWay This is outside of your time line, but try Silverado. Just don’t take it seriously. It’s a great goofy western.

mazingerz88's avatar

If you haven’t seen TAKEN with Liam Neeson, gotta see it. : )

chyna's avatar

I just saw The Help. I loved it.
I recently saw The Devil Wears Prada. Very funny, good, light hearted movie.

filmfann's avatar

I really did enjoy “The Artist” and “The Hurt Locker”.

HungryGuy's avatar

No horror?!?! Well, that lets out most of the movies I was gonna recommend…

tom_g's avatar

Recently enjoyed watching The Parking Lot Movie (Netflix streaming). It’s a documentary about the people who work at a parking lot. Good stuff.

I’m still fairly obsessed with Synecdoche, New York. Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine, Being John Malkovich) wrote and directed it. If you’re a fan of his, it’s worth checking out.

bkcunningham's avatar

I recently saw the George Clooney flick, The Descendants. It wasn’t the best movie I’ve seen. But it was very good.

saint's avatar

Definitely The Hurt Locker

marinelife's avatar

Midnight in Paris with Woody Allen
Bottle Shock with Allen Rickman

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Oh here’s a wild one: Reservoir Dogs. Absolutely pyscho.

Bellatrix's avatar

I generally avoid RomComs and what I refer to as ‘popcorn’ films.

Films I have enjoyed (enjoyed might not be the right word in some cases) include:-

The Help
Oranges and Sunshine
The Sunset Limited
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
The Descendents (not as great as the hype would suggest though)
Stuart: A life backwards
The Thin Red Line
The Eye of the Storm
True Grit
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (and the other films in the series. The Swedish versions).
Another Year
The King’s Speech
The Killer Inside Me
Beautiful Kate
Animal Kingdom
The Ghost Writer
The Painted Veil
The Road

And many more. Not all from 2008 onwards. I quickly flicked through my IMDB review page.

Aethelflaed's avatar

@Bellatrix Tailor, etc – what kind of tone does it have? Heavy and emotional?

MollyMcGuire's avatar

Yes. I watched a great movie on TV a few weeks ago. I think it was on Independent Film Channel. Titled A Single Man and starred Colin Firth. Oh man, it was a great film with an outstanding score.

Bellatrix's avatar

@Aethelflaed, not so much emotional as it’s a spy thriller but it is heavy. You have to watch it so as not to get lost. Partially because of the era in which it was set, the way it was filmed had a sort of 60s feel? I think it is more than just the setting though, it was about the cinematography and style of the film. A bit noir perhaps. There was a dark, edgyness to it. It was a big movie to take in and I would like to watch it again. I saw it a few weeks ago now and the memory has dimmed a bit but that is the sort of feeling/sense I am left with from it. Great story of course. I should say it is very British.

ucme's avatar

District 9
Inglorious Basterds
I’m going to throw Spielberg’s Tintin lark into the mix just because I can.
On the subject of Tinker Tailor…......the original & best version, in my opinion.

MilkyWay's avatar

Thanks so much guys! I’ll give you feedback as soon as I’m done watching em :D

HungryGuy's avatar

@tom_g[SPOILER] I thought the ending to Synecdoche was really sad.

Kardamom's avatar

I saw both the Swedish and English versions of Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, both were excellent, although I liked the scenery (it seemed colder and more like my own vision of Sweden, having never been there) in the English version. Very interesting mystery, fantastic acting by all of the actors in both casts.

This is not horror, but it’s a scary suspenseful movie Paranormal Activity (parts 1 and 2). Scared the poop out of me, but there is not one speck of blood or gore. The first one has a male/female couple that you will hate, but the movie is soooooo worth the fright. The second one is almost equally as scary (but now you know how scary it’s going to be, so you can brace ourself) but the family is much more pleasant. People actually threw popcorn by accident, everybody screamed and then you could hear everybody whispering to their seat mates, then everybody would giggle, because everyone had the same reaction.

Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude (OMG! he’s so hot) Law, parts 1 and 2. Fantastic action scenes, funny dialogue and one amazing scene of a boat coming off it’s mooring that should not be missed. Jude Law, who I always thought was a little too young and effeminate looking has grown into a very sexy, handsome man. In the second one, we’re treated to RDJr’s fantastically waxed and buffed up chest. Mmmm good. The best scene in the second one deals with Dr. Watson’s wedding. I won’t spoil it for you though.

Nights in Rodanthe with Diane Lane and Richard Gere. Starts out as a nice romantic story between middle aged divorced people (with all of the baggage that goes along with that) with some great scenery of the New England coastline. There is an unusual twist when you find out that things are not as they seem. Not your typical romantic movie. I’m liking Richard Gere much more as an older actor, didn’t care for his stuff he did when he was young too much. Although I did like Runaway Bride.

It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. This is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. Alec Baldwin (even though he’s a douche in real life) is at his comic best in this movie and he and Meryl Streep have a lot of hot chemistry going on, even though they shouldn’t because they are divorced. Some nifty scenes of Meryl Streep teaching Steve Martin how to make pastries in her bakery. And one hilarious skype scene that should not be missed. I almost wet myself I was laughing so hard. What I really liked about this movie, was that it was about the “complicated” relationships between a much older couple than is usually portrayed in movies. These folks were in their late 50’s and early 60’s, but there is still plenty of action.

Fantastic Mr. Fox some really top notch stop-motion animation that is reminisent of the Christmas specials from the 1960’s, only this story is not exactly a children’s story. The soundtrack that plays throughout is really great and quite unexpected. I didn’t exactly agree with the moral of the story, but that doesn’t really matter, because visually and aurally, this is an outstanding movie.

Bellatrix's avatar

I just want Meryl’s garden from It’s Complicated. I SO want her veggie garden, well and her house near the sea. Yes, decision made – give me the whole house.

snapdragon24's avatar

Little Miss Sunshine
Match Point
Training day
Midnight in Paris (Its a Must)

Mr_Paradox's avatar

WAY out of your timeline, but have you seen The Godfather?

PullMyFinger's avatar

For 25 years, my favorite movie was ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.....until now…..

Knocking that movie from the top spot in my mind is ‘Bridge of Spies’. Tom Hanks is his usual fantastic self. Mark Rylance (whom I’d never heard of before) was astonishingly good, and deservedly won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor that year.

Every ‘small-part’ actor gets my admiration here also. Alan Alda made everyone forget all about ‘Hawkeye Pierce’.

Directed by Spielberg.

The whole thing, lightning-in-a-bottle…...

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