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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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feedmyleg posted:

The problem with wanting more things like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is that it's the best one—everything else will pale in comparison to that perfectly-wound script. For more modern stuff I'd say Fincher's films have similar qualities, Social Network especially. Frost/Nixon has a lot of that same DNA. Good Night and Good Luck. There Will Be Blood. The Constant Gardener. You can probably pull a list of "political thrillers" that will send you down a good path. But TTSS to me feels very much like a 60s/early 70s drama, so tapping into that more might scratch the itch for you—The Conversation, All the President's Men, Three Days of the Condor. And it wouldn't hurt to catch Smiley's People and really any other le Carre adaptation, even if none of them can match the brilliance of TTSS.


Depends on your definition of good, and on your flexibility on what constitutes Cyberpunk. Blade Runner/2049, Brazil, Akira, and the first Matrix are really the only excellent full-on "classic" Cyberpunk films as the genre tends to be defined in pop culture.

If you're willing to get weird with it, though, you can throw in all kinds of movies and TV shows—Metropolis, La Jetee/12 Monkeys, Alphaville, THX-1138, World on a Wire, Eraserhead, Stalker, the Max Headroom TV series, the Robocop TV series and movies, Her, the first season of Westworld, The Animatrix, Gattaca, Dark City, Minority Report, Inception, Total Recall, Altered Carbon, Batman Beyond, Children of Men, Total Recall 2070 (okay, guilty pleasure), a whole bunch of anime, and the entirety of reality in 2019. The lines blur between dystopian sci-fi and cyberpunk often.

Strange Days maybe? Very good film. Probably qualifies.

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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Julius CSAR posted:

Hey guys! With "Top Gun: Maverick" coming out soon I thought drop by and give a little of what I consider the best aviation movies, most of these are "good" usually solely based on the flying scenes themselves, but occasionally you get a great movie part as well.

Battle of Britain 1969 - Basically the end all be all of WW2 aviation films. Guy Hamilton of Goldfinger fame. Involved a production so large that after travelling around the world to find all the aircraft, United Artists wound up fielding the tenth largest air force in the world, albeit outmoded Spits and 109s. Most of the pilots in the production were actual WW2 fighter pilots. Some of them, and a few of the aircraft, were actual BoB veterans. Hamilton basically told them to go up and just do what came natural to them. As a result it is the best depiction of aerial combat put to film. Great score and a cast that includes Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Curd Jurgens, Susannah York, Robert Shaw, Ian McShane, and Lawrence Olivier. It just the absolute best.

Top Gun 1986 - Great flying scenes, good cast, rocking soundtrack. Cheezy but essential. Not actually the best F-14 movie.

The Hunters 1958 - Basically the same description as Top Gun except with F-86 Sabers. Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner. Great montage of an "Ace Race" with the pilots' canopy rails being adorned with an ever larger collection of red stars.

The Final Countdown 1980 - Goofy scif-fi story with the USS Nimitz being transported to Hawaii on Dec 6th 1941. The best F-14 movie. Involves a dogfight with two F-14s vs a pair of Mitsubishi A6M Zeroes, and also the best footage of aircraft carrier operations outside of a documentary. Includes a scene of an actual in flight emergency with an A-7 taking the barrier when the hook didn't drop. Stars Kirk Douglas and Martin Sheen and produced by Lloyd loving Kaufman

The Spirit of St. Louis 1957 - Stars Jimmy Stewart (a pilot and actual USAF Brigadier General) as Charles Lindbergh, written and directed by Billy Wilder. Focuses pretty much just on Lindbergh's flying career, which is a good move considering he was a lovely nazi. Otherwise great aviation stuff, and Jimmy Stewart makes friends with a housefly who hitches a ride to Ireland.

30 Seconds Over Tokyo 1944 - Spencer Tracy flies B-25s in the best depiction of the Doolittle Raid. Purestrain WW2 propaganda film, written by Dalton Trumbo.

I'll probably drop in tomorrow and a few to this.

I remember Memphis Belle being pretty good. Is The Hunters based on James Salter’s beautiful book?

I haven’t seen it but isn’t Hell’s Angels (1930) well regarded?

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Ramrod Hotshot posted:

Are any of Paul Verhoeven's movies worth watching outside of the classic trilogy of Robocop, Total Recall, and Starship Troopers?

Apparently Soldier of Orange (Dutch film) is excellent.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Action Jacktion posted:

Yellow Submarine, Captain EO, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Mars Attacks, Back to the Future. And maybe Masters of the Universe.

Bah, I was going to post Mars Attacks! (you left out the crucial exclamation mark, so I get the point).

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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WHY BONER NOW posted:

Those are good suggestions, though I'm a little burned out on zombie movies. I'm looking for a "my god they've broken through" kind of vibe. Aliens would be perfect, but I'm hoping to find something I haven't seen before

Mars Attacks!

War of the Worlds?

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Sartana posted:

I'm on a rivalry movie kick. Watched The Duellists and Rush past couple nights. Looking for anything similar. Them being historical rivalries are a bonus, but not necessary, I'm just looking for any movies about two dudes who loving hate each other over an escalating grudge.

There Will Be Blood kind of has this. Days of Thunder!

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Minotaurus Rex posted:

Could anyone recommend any movies set in Northern Canada, Alaska or Greenland?

Into The Wild
The Revenant
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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feedmyleg posted:

Y'all are too good at this, I've had to make a Letterboxd list. Good thing I'm in the mood for depressing foggy seaside movies all the time these days.

Did anyone mention Manchester By The Sea? By god, that's a good film.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Franchescanado posted:

These are all excellent suggestions, and all are new to me. Thank you.

Show Me The Picture: The Jim Marshall Story. It'll be coming out in the US soon. (I exec-produced it!). It's pretty good but not great - it doesn't quite get to his essence or find the throughline. but it's really interesting about music photography in the 60s and 70s. He shot everyone: The Beatles, Stones, Jimi, Johnny Cash (he was the only photographer Johnny allowed at San Quentin and Folsom; he took the shot of JC flipping the bird), Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane... He took so many iconic photos that you'll recognise. The film is stuffed with those so it's a visual treat. it's worth watching.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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I hate that film.

Try Gravity. I bet it would look amazing.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Stairmaster posted:

i need a movie about a cool prison break (not the great escape/face off)

Shawshank!

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Heavy Metal posted:

Any fun and/or offbeat good entertainment documentaries? Mostly I've been digging music docs, loved Beastie Boys Story and I Am Thor for example. But I'd also be interested in ones about other entertainers.

I guess another thing that makes a really good doc is one that doesn't just feel like it's going over a career like VH1. Has a little extra character to it.

I'm gonna check out that Zappa one for sure.

It's not quite a documentary but 24-Hour Party People is terrific. Dig! is also really good. Me And Daniel Johnston.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Spatulater bro! posted:

I've decided to fully embrace my inner nerd and have been playing a lot of chess lately. What are the best chess movies, documentary or otherwise?

Queen's Gambit is a very good drama series on Netflix right now. (It started me playing again too! I use lichess. If you use it tell me your username.)

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Sri.Theo posted:

I’m looking for a movie that’s focused on social class and class conflict, preferably from the UK or Western Europe and relatively modern. The more challenging the better.

Any suggestions?

Not from Europe but Parasite.

Also Snowpiercer.

Made In Dagenham is a decent film about women striking at Ford in the 60s.


And yeah, Lone Star is excellent.

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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I think Margin Call fits the bill. Maybe The Informant!

therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Addams Family Values!

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therattle
Jul 24, 2007

I'm a family man - I run a family business. This is my son and my partner, H.W.


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Wizchine posted:

It's not so much about revisiting the place, but everything else ticks the boxes for Sleepers (1996)

The Bay of Silence.


I thought this was absolutely hilarious.

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