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What is a good movie to see that has a lot of beautiful imagery?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (32415points) 1 month ago

A good story and actors would help too :)

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janbb's avatar

Cinema Paradiso
The Night of Shooting Stars

Both Classic Italian movies.

Currently, Pedro Almadovar’s movie “Pain and Glory” was stunning.

canidmajor's avatar

I found “Life of Pi” to be visually stunning.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@rebbel -Sounds very uplifting! XD
@janbb -My hub saw part of CP but didn’t last. The 2nd one sounds interesting.
@canidmajor -Yep, I saw that one.

elbanditoroso's avatar

There aren’t many in commercial release.

The best films I have seen that have great imagery and natural beauty are the IMAX presentations at our local Natural History museum.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@elbanditoroso -They show those at a museum not too far from me but I have yet to go.

ragingloli's avatar

Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

rebbel's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille It has beautiful images, I feel.
It’s a bit dark, a bit thought-provoking, that’s true.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ragingloli -My husband saw that one. & agrees.
@rebbel – I will cry, then?

janbb's avatar

I’m going to see The Aeronauts this afternoon which may be visually exciting. Will let you know.

SEKA's avatar

It’s old, but it meets your qualifications, I loved The Sound of Music

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@janbb -I am not familiar with that one.
@rebbel -I am beginning to think I need to watch a comedy!
@SEKA -Loved that movie!

ucme's avatar

Grand Budapest Hotel
It’s my favourite film ever & boy, is that saying something!
Gorgeous colours, imagery & wonderful characters woven into a cool story.
I think you’d love it!!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -It sounds familiar & my hub says I saw it! lol

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Seems it left a good impression on you then :D

ragingloli's avatar

Fantastic Mr. Fox.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme – I have a problem with a lot of movies because I often fall asleep.
Going to the theater is always a gamble. I fall asleep during many at home & try to control it at the show.
The last one I fell asleep at was “The Da Vinci Code” My hub said I snored. LOL
The last movie I went to was “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I love Queen but that movie could’ve been on the Lifetime channel on tv.
What saved it for me was that they served beer and food and I got to play with the controls on the seat.
Movies kind of piss me off

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ragingloli -I didn’t know about that one.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Yeah I recall you saying that before.
It’s like most of my favourite films are 3hrs or so long, good bad ugly, shawshank, green mile etc.
I have to pause them half way through & do some push ups to keep me invigorated lol

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -Shawshank I lost interest in too.The Green Mile I liked.
I like a lot of old movies.
Some not too old that are on my re-watch list are “The Man Who Would Be King” & “Being There”
I think I need a comedy special though.
Yesterday’s laugh was not enough

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Reaquaint yourself with Young Frankenstein always good for a laugh.
Haha, yeah…close though! lol

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme – I do love that movie. I fell apart when I saw “Puttin’ on the Ritz”. :)

kritiper's avatar

Soylent Green.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me -I just told my hub that I want to see CTHD and he told me that we saw it.holy shit lol

Darth_Algar's avatar

The Tree of Life, by Terrence Malick (starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn) is a visually stunning movie. Just about any given frame in the movie would look great hanging on your wall. In terms of action – there’s not a lot. And the plot isn’t the most cohesive. And there’s on odd, pointless and completely meandering scene smack in the middle of it that goes on for like half an hour and adds absolutely nothing, in my opinion. It’s a great film, but I’m not sure that it’s a great movie (if that makes any sense).

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Darth_Algar -My husband just told me the same thing.
Maybe the cinematography is captivating while the story is not.
I just found out that I can rent The Godfather in 1080. That will go on my list. I am not a tech head but do want to test out this tv.
We recently got a used plasma tv and I need to see something goood.

Darth_Algar's avatar

Yeah, it’s a great movie when you’re interested in film on a purely visual level, and perhaps a good one to show off that plasma screen with, but for entertainment value – yeah, I’d look somewhere else.

I’d also suggest nearly any movie by Ethan and Joel Coen. They tend to make great entertaining movies, as well as visually great ones. And just about any movie shot by cinematographer Roger Deakins (Deakins often works with the Coens, actually).

Deakins has shot three of my favorite movies, visually speaking: True Grit (the 2010 version), the Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford and No Country for Old Men. All three westerns (though No Country is sort of a “modern western”, being set in the early 1980s), but I love the western landscapes anyway, so…

For something that’s TV, rather than a standard movie. I’d recommend Breaking Bad. If you don’t mind the subject matter, that is (though given that you mentioned The Godfather I’m guessing that wouldn’t be a problem for you).

kritiper's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille The end and when Sol dies. Or is put down.

ragingloli's avatar

Shin Godzilla. Especially when he first uses his atomic breath and slices all the buildings in half with his mouth laser.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Darth_Algar -You are the second person to mention “Breaking Bad”
As for the Coen brothers? I can’t believe I did not think of their movies! Thank you for the reminder :)
I would definitely watch any of these 3 (Miller’s Crossing, Oh, Brother , The Big Lebowski) again

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Add The ballad of Buster Scruggs

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me -That’s the one we were just trying to remember. Hub wants to give that a go.
Did you see it?

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Yes, it’s very good. Parts are cheeky, parts are dark but visually it’s outstanding.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ARE_you_kidding_me – Thanks! That is the one :)

Darth_Algar's avatar

Breaking Bad is a great series. Dark at times, but it also has plenty of lighter moments to balance it out. And the cinematography is some of the most stunning I’ve ever seen in a television series.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Black Narcissus

canidmajor's avatar

@stanleybmanly I just reread that, but I’ve never seen the movie. I’ll see about finding it, now, I bet it would be vIsually stunning!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Darth_Algar – I might have to binge watch that as soon as get done with The Office for the 4th time XD
@stanleybmanly – About the nuns?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

ARE_you_kidding_me -We can’t get it on Amazon,!#$!
Might have to go with O Brother.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Just a quick heads up, my fave Coen brothers film is Blood Simple.
Worth a look if you’ve not seen it yet.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -I haven’t heard about that one…..looking it up…...
neo-noir crime drama.
I need a laugh tonight!
We got a pair of 3D glasses today that work with the tv-that might be funny to try but by the time we find something it will be tomorrow..
I am leaning towards O brother

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Cool, It’s a little intense at times, but very good.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme That was their first film, I read.
There was one with Tom Hanks that i did not like. I can’t remember the name. Ah yes, “Cure For Insomnia”.

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Haha, yeah that one was entirely forgettable.

janbb's avatar

I love “O Brother…” One of my favorite films.

stanleybmanly's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Yes it’s about the nuns attempting to establish a school/health clinic in the Himalayas. It’s rather astonishing that the thing was actually shot in a studio.

Brian1946's avatar

Speaking of the Himmies: The Man Who Skied Down Mt. Everest.

The most radical thing I did when we trekked around Annapurna, was play barefoot Frisbee with an open wound on my heel, in a freakin’ cow pasture. I figure that’s how I got blood poisoning.

I’m sure you’d have no interest in seeing, “The Dork Who Got Blood Poisoning From a Cow”. ;-p

Sagacious's avatar

Seven Years in Tibet

kritiper's avatar

Strategic Air Command.

ragingloli's avatar

Mad Max Furry Road.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ragingloli I couldn’t get through the first one.

SEKA's avatar

@ragingloli Isn’t that Fury Road?

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