What is the best movie ever to you

  1. Star Wars of course! Don't hate me...

    3 vote(s)
  2. I'm into arthouse, recommendation below

    5 vote(s)
  3. I'm blockbuster carnage, must see below!

    1 vote(s)
  4. Give me a break, here is what I say...

    4 vote(s)
  1. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 May 23, 2020

    Mr. BG , May 23, 2020 :

    Wouldn't it be nice to have some movie recommendations? Or to share those movies you think are unknown or under appreciated. If possible, please add a trailer and a short review/introduction/description

    The idea is to go beyond the obvious Bollywood/Hollywood/Disney/Marvel blockbusters (also called fast food films) Quality goes before quantity.

    Here my first of a series of recommendations, the greatest Science Fiction movies:

    2001, A space Oddysey (1968):
    Over 50 years ago Stanley Kubrick made the ultimate space opera that still stands today visually, great cinematography.

    Also one of the first movies to address the risks of Artificial Intelligence. It's quite long and sometimes a bit trippy/sixties-ish, but if you have the headspace for it :)

    Blade Runner (1982)
    Ridley Scotts Dark, distopian Cyberpunk, Sci-Fi meets "film noir". The movie is loosely based on "Do Androids dream of electric sheep" by Philip K. Dick. It is set in an alternative reality, developed more towards mechanical than computerised technologically, and very different Androids, basically genetically modified humans.

    It has everything that makes a good movie, great story, dialogues and cinematography, music by Vangelis. One of the best philosophy films. The major themes are all covered: identity, consciousness, morality, the myths of creation, freedom and the meaning of life and death. Existential loneliness hangs like a thick haze over the movie. What does it mean to be human? Harrison Ford is a decent actor in my book, but het gets blown out of the water by my favourite Dutch actor, Rutger Hauer (IM).

    Also, the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, is worth watching, but only after this one.

    Donnie Darko
    Just imagine you almost got killed in a weird accident, and after that some strange guy in a bunny suit convinces you to do things.

    Terrible things...

    More to come, please feel free to add your recommendations :)

    Edit: some additions to text, errors removed etc.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2020

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  2. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow May 23, 2020

    theshinybeast , May 23, 2020 :
    Oh you devil you!
    Here goes, hold on to your privates.

    Just pure joy, a delight,

    Covid19 is a shiteshow, yes. But this is way more disturbing.

    This one is for all the young cubs who just don't appreciate good cinema yet and have no idea what classic means. A MUST SEE!!!

  3. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow May 23, 2020

  4. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 May 23, 2020

    Mr. BG , May 23, 2020 :
    Classic movies

    Citizen Kane (1941)
    We all love a good mystery, don't we? Timeless classic by the great Orson Welles

    The Graduate (1967)
    A college graduate torn between two lovers, with Dustin Hoffman in a twist.

    Eraserhead (1977)
    Juggling your life, your wife, and then there's that child... By David Lynch
    Last edited: May 24, 2020

  5. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow May 23, 2020

    theshinybeast , May 23, 2020 :
    Hey! Don't you read your own thread? Eraserhead is taken!!

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  6. Mr. BG
    Community Hero 2020 May 23, 2020

    Mr. BG , May 23, 2020 :
    I love how you listed Eraserhead as well

    Hold yer horses ye olde fart! :D

    I was just adding stuff, then you had to butt in again...

    Get on with it then.. :p
    Last edited: May 24, 2020

  7. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow May 23, 2020

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    Marshmallow May 23, 2020

  9. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow May 24, 2020

    theshinybeast , May 24, 2020 :

    Although many may be put of by this trailer, I sincerely hope not though, this is classic cinema. And to all you "urgh it's in black'n'white" losers, ease back fools, I'm a defensive movie lover.:rolleyes:

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  10. superplus
    Head Moderator Head Moderator May 24, 2020

    superplus , May 24, 2020 :
    Love the thread, fully agreed with all recommendations thus far, but as @theshinybeast has said, my bed beckons, I'll try and drop by tomorrow with some non-Eraserhead suggestions ;):D

  11. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 24, 2020

  12. rarog
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator May 24, 2020

    rarog , May 24, 2020 :
    Absolutely awesome thread. It's hard to choose, because I really love my different aspects of film - from blockbusters to trash. And sometimes B movies became classics and blockbusters with sequels. There wouldn't have been a Terminator 2 without the first one, which was a much cheaper production. And sometimes those movies were inspirations for later and different films. Flops that became cult classics years later wothe the upcoming of VHS. Blade Runner is an excellent example.

    Long before my beloved The Thing by John Carpenter, which was the 2nd interpretation of the book, there was a cheaply produces sci-fi film, that showed that kind of style the director:

    Everyone remembers Paul Verhoeven for Total Recall, Robocop and Starship Troopers, but he was an interesting director even before, having interesting ideas and surreal style.

    If you haven't watched it: do it! If you manage to find a copy. It's sadly rarely available on home media.

    As a bonus: Here is another great Dutch film with excellent storyline and soundtrack. It's full of suspense. Sadly I don't think it ever got an English release:

    And now my third choice. It's a British not-well-known horror with alot of comedy, absurd ideas, product placement by Nintendo and actually good acting skills for people that didn't become famous later:

  13. rarog
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator May 24, 2020

    rarog , May 24, 2020 :
    I love the film, but I would also recommend to read the book that it's based on: Roadside Picnic by the Strugatzky brothers.

  14. script
    Moderator Moderator May 24, 2020

    script , May 24, 2020 :

    Three good movies, well know, but not toooooooooo well known


  15. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 24, 2020

    TibiTibi , May 24, 2020 :
    Thank you, i have forget my plan to read it. Wil do.

  16. theshinybeast
    Marshmallow May 24, 2020

  17. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert May 24, 2020

  18. rarog
    Assistant Head Moderator Assistant Head Moderator May 24, 2020

    rarog , via OnePlus 7 Pro Nebula Blue , May 24, 2020 :
    I still haven't seen Dreamcatcher, Shining is of course an absolute classic because of Kubrick.

    But when it comes to older King films I have two clear favourites:

    1) Pet Cemetery. it has Tasha Year and awesome title song by Ramones.
    2) Christine. It has really great special effects for its period of time.

  19. pa5t1s
    User of the Year 2014 May 24, 2020

    pa5t1s , via OnePlus 7T , May 24, 2020 :
    Cool thread @Mr. BG, indeed [e]1f44d[/e]
    No longer locked-down in FR but I must confess it was a great opportunity to rediscover some fine and unforgettable movies.
    My sélection:

  20. Batman360
    OnePlus Accessory Tester May 24, 2020