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Best movie you've seen recently?

Asked by ANef_is_Enuf (26784points) June 17th, 2010

It doesn’t have to be a new movie. It doesn’t even have to be new to you. What’s the best movie you’ve seen recently, what was it about, and why did you like it so much?

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Blackberry's avatar

The last good movie I saw was Gran Torino maybe? I just saw it for the first time a few months ago, and before that was Kick Ass just because that little girl is a ‘beast’.

erichw1504's avatar

Avatar (best recent sci-fi).
Zombieland and Pineapple Express (tie for best recent comedy)

Facade's avatar

Get Him to the Greek was unexpectedly hilarious.
I also just saw Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Girl, Interrupted, and The Prestige. They were very good as well.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

“My Fair Lady”
The one Vunessuh needs to see

Vunessuh's avatar

Mysterious Skin.

And I just re-watched my favorite comedy, Drop Dead Gorgeous. “I don’t eat shellfish. Mom always says, ‘Don’t ever eat nothin’ that can carry its house around with it. Who knows the last time it’s been cleaned.’ She should know.”

@lucillelucillelucille Sure! While drunk of course.

Seek's avatar

“Bloodsucking Freaks”

It’s like sexless porn. 99% of you (maybe even more) would find it debasing and exploitative. I thought it was funny. @Hungryguy, you need to see it, if you haven’t.

ucme's avatar

Drag me to hell.Watched it for the first time just yesterday.That old hag really should go to anger management class, creepy but good movie.

gailcalled's avatar

MId-August Lunch Italian; a sweet, 90 minute, simple story of a 50-year old man who spends his life tending to his 90 year old mother. There are four old ladies in the movie, chosen from an old -age home and with no acting experience. They are terrific and were very annoyed when production closed down.

The director had to beat off crowds of old ladies who wanted to be in the movie. Great fun and good for checking out your Italian 101.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@gailcalled that sounds great :)

Aethelwine's avatar

Whip It

I watched it twice in one weekend.

mrentropy's avatar

I just watched Hamburger: The Motion Picture and Used Cars. I thought they were both pretty funny.

I also saw Beer not too long ago. I enjoyed it a lot, surprisingly.

ipso's avatar

A handful:
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
The Messenger (2009)
Straight Time (1978)

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@ipso I just watched The Messenger this week, as well. I thought it was great.

ragingloli's avatar

District 9. Best sci fi movie for quite some time. Better than Avatar and lightyears better than the recent Star Trek movie.

nailpolishfanatic's avatar

The movie with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan – Cop Out, I was cracking up the whole intire time in the Cinema:)):):

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Oh @ragingloli I wanted to see that, now I definitely will.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Not a movie, but I just started watching the TV show Breaking Bad. It’s excellent!

kenmc's avatar

I recently rewatched a favorite movie: Network.

Cruiser's avatar

I recently saw Up for the second time and it totally cracks me up! Some of the funniest and different stuff I have ever seen! Fun fun movie!

madeinkowloon's avatar

Recently saw Disney’s Princess and the Frog. I grew up watching and falling in love with The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, so Disney returning to hand animated movies makes me incredibly giddy.

Aethelwine's avatar

@madeinkowloon I loved Princess and the Frog. That’s another movie I watched more than once over a weekend. And not just because I have a 6 year old in the house. :)

ipso's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffieThe Messenger is so different. I’m really starting to require that in movies. Anything even close to formulaic and I’m done. (or product placement)

@bootsNetwork is AWESOME!

drClaw's avatar


Let the haters hate.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I actually made my husband take me to the theater to see The Princess and the Frog… without the kids. :)

CMaz's avatar

Inglourious Basterds

ucme's avatar

Basterds best movie i’ve seen in a long time.Haven’t watched it recently so was bound to exclude it.Just thought i’d get that in.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@ChazMaz good call. That movie was a-mazing.

ipso's avatar

Inglourious Basterds was a great idea.

For me it just didn’t work. Its mix of funny and then shoot your head wide open, grated together so that neither angle worked for me. A very disjointed film; “good” only in its variance from the norm. I was completely unimpressed with Pitt and the direction. However, Waltz had an EPIC performance, and well deserved the Oscar he won.

tedibear's avatar

“District 9” (finally caught it on cable) and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Bottle Shock – Based on a true story of a California winery that competes against European countries in a blind taste-testing.
_Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus _ – Based on a real person, but a completely fictional story.

@iipso – I liked Lars and The Real Girl as well.

ipso's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer I didn’t really internalize the name of the movie, so when the one scene happened where he introduced the girl – I exploded. I haven’t had a good laugh like that in years.

ubersiren's avatar

Fantastic Mr. Fox was excellent! I recommend it to everyone. Despite my son “eating like Mr. Fox does” and nearly choking to death. Only funny in retrospect, my friends.

Berserker's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr That movie kicks every ass there is to kick.

I suggest it to everyone who likes to be offended. It’s loads of fun That, and Street Trash.
They just dun make em like they used to.

Anyways, best thing I saw recently was Orphan, if only because I totally didn’t see the plot twist coming in an otherwise extremely clichéd fucked up little girl movie.

cornbird's avatar

zombie nation…..that was definitley the best

MacBean's avatar

I watch a lot of movies. Quick, someone either give me a definite time frame for “recently,” or else a limit on the number of movies I can list. XD

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I don’t want a limit, I want lots of ideas. :P

Okay, seriously, let’s say 5 movies. The best 5 of movies you’ve watched in the last month.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

In the last month:
The Women/The Pirate – They were on tv right after each other on TMC
Diabolique- the french one
Funny People
Kick Ass
Explorers, I forgot how dorky those aliens were.

MacBean's avatar

So I went through the list of movies I’ve watched in the past month and I came up with eight (out of about forty) that I rated 4–5 stars. Two of them (Inglourious Basterds and Kick Ass) have already been mentioned, so here’s the list of the other six:

The Blind Side – Great cast chemistery, encouraging story without being preachy, totally understandable even though I hate football.
A Single Man – Soundtrack and production design had my inner film nerd doing back flips of glee. Colin Firth was amazing, and there were a few moments where I identified so strongly with the main character that I felt physical pain.
The Cove – It wrecked me. Usually when I watch a documentary, I’m really detached because I’m just there to learn. But this one made me sob, no exaggeration, and I didn’t feel manipulated into it.
The Stoning of Soraya M. – True story of a woman whose husband falsely accuses her of adultery in 1986 Iran so he can marry someone younger. Outstandingly disgusting, despicable, and disturbing. The actual stoning scene made me start curling up into myself. Heartbreaking and brutal.
Martyrs – NOT for the squeamish. My immediate reaction rating for this one was 3.5 stars. But then I let it sink in. The brutal violence faded in my mind and the dark cerebral aspects came to the forefront and my star rating went up. If you don’t get hung up on the violence, it’ll really make you think.
Charlie Bartlett – Look, ma! My list isn’t ENTIRELY doom and gloom and serious stuff! This movie is full of characters I want to hug and hang out with. It’s funny without being stupid (so rare these days!) and the acting is just excellent.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

A lot of recommendations for Kick Ass – I haven’t even seen a trailer for it, yet, but seems that I need to watch it asap.

@MacBean I loved The Blind Side and I also got a kick out of Charlie Bartlett. I’ve been considering The Stoning of Soraya M, but honestly now I’m afraid to watch it after what you’ve written. I can’t wait to check out the other 3, though. Thanks for the suggestions. :)

cornbird's avatar

Another classic is the Negotiatiator. Samuel L was awsome in that movie. Damn Nebaum….crooked cop

FutureMemory's avatar

I just saw Kidulthood last night. Good foreign film.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@FutureMemory that sounds interesting.

FutureMemory's avatar

I loved it, but I have a thing for British dialects – half the time I wished it had subtitles :)

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@MacBean I saw The Stoning of Soraya M. a couple weeks ago. How could I forget that one?

MacBean's avatar

@py_sue Must be your brain blocking out traumatic memories as a defense mechanism. ♥

Berserker's avatar

I’ll add Inglorious Bastards to my list. Saw that yesterday. It totally owns.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@Macbean I dunno, I also saw Cannibal Holocaust in the last couple weeks. It’s a thought.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I just finished “Eyes without a face”, and it is probably one of the few horror films to actually scare/disturb me.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Symbeline Great film! I shake my head when someone says that movie sucked.

Berserker's avatar

The trailers and previews were missleading, I think everyone was expecting some non stop action film. I’ll admit, I was too. And that’s not what it was at all, but it was damn awesome. For a movie where people mostly just sit around and talk, it was intense. It needs to be in my collection soon.

meagan's avatar

Hard Candy is the best movie I’ve ever seen (ever and lately)

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@meagan That castrastion scene was gnar-ly.

meagan's avatar

@py_sue Yep, loved every minute of it.

cornbird's avatar

I see that they are going to bring out a new Mortal Kombat movie with Micheal Jai White as Jax. Now that movie will be hot.

Seek's avatar

I have Cannibal Holocaust, Cannibal: The Musical, The Killer Condom, and…. something else… on the way via eBay. Horrible movie nights, FTW!

We just got “King of the Ants” in yesterday. It was pretty good, for a bad movie that knows it’s bad. ^_^

cornbird's avatar

The killer condom….lol. What was that?

Seek's avatar

Killer Condom Troma Films. Total garbage. You’ve gotta love it.

mrentropy's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr I think all three of those are on Hulu. Not sure about “King of the Ants.”

Seek's avatar


Yeah, my husband’s a chronic collector. He just goes nuts over different things. Last month it was every John Carpenter movie, this month it’s Troma films. Next month will probably be Korean horror…

Aster's avatar

Not dramatic: Coal Miner’s Daughter. True story of Loretta Lynn’s rise from a poor wife of a coal miner to world famous singer. If I want blood and gore, I’ll watch my husband’s movies!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I just finished Deep Red, another excellent Argento film.


“Memoirs of A Geisha” (2005). Based on the book by Arthur Golden.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

I just watched Gunga Din on TCM Essentials Jr.

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