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Jan 12, 2005



regulargonzalez posted:

I watched the Apollo 11 documentary on Hulu and it was really great. No narration, just archival film and some interviews. It didn't force-feed the story to you, just let it play out. Can you recommend some other documentaries in that vein on major streaming sites? Space-related is great but any compelling subject is fine as long as it has a similar presentation style.
Maidan fits the bill and it's great.

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Jan 12, 2005



Ramrod Hotshot posted:

Scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel. Let's see what's left on my list:
The Place Beyond the Pines, Alpha Dog, Rum Diary, Kickboxer: Retaliation. Thoughts?
Place Beyond the Pines is good, haven't seen the others. I've been recommending Serious Man, Moonlight, and Hugo for Netflix movies.

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Jan 12, 2005



anatomi posted:

This week we've watched Fury Road, Master and Commander and Edge of Tomorrow. Recs of other well-crafted action movies with efficient stories? Bonus points if it's something that delivers the kind of physical opulence that Mad Max / M & C revels in.
You may have already seen 'em but these come to mind: Hot Fuzz, Attack the Block, Crank 1&2, Kingdom of Heaven Directors Cut, Kong Skull Island, Serenity, Akira, and Redline.

edit: also Dunkirk, 1917, Prometheus and Snowpiercer might fit the bill.

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Jan 12, 2005



Not the Matthew Maconaughey one :)

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Jan 12, 2005



pospysyl posted:

What are some good pastoral movies, that is, movies about life on a farm or about farming? Babe or Days of Heaven are good examples.
Some that I've seen recently that I'd recommend are Hidden Life, Rams, and Biggest Little Farm.

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Jan 12, 2005



Edmond Dantes posted:

Any good whodunit movies lately? Serial killer, maybe some courthouse thriller? I'm thinking along the lines of Bone Collector, Seven, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Gone Girl (not exactly the same but something like that could work); preferably more detectivey than gorey, not looking for a slasher flick.
Mindhunter is worth checking out in spite of not being a movie. I haven't seen Motherless Brooklyn or Under the Silver Lake but they seem detective-y. There was also the Murder on the Orient Express remake a couple years ago.

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Jan 12, 2005



JollyBoyJohn posted:

I finally watched Fear and Loathing after years of meaning too and it was great

What film about a wild drug trip should I watch next?
Through a Scanner Darkly comes to mind :D

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Jan 12, 2005



Ramrod Hotshot posted:

What are some movies where there's a faintly alluded to c-plot brewing for most of the runtime that suddenly explodes into view at the film's conclusion? The best example of this I can think of is Gangs of New York where the interpersonal rivalries are suddenly engulfed by this massive anti-draft riot that's been just under the surface until it reaches a boiling point. Joker is very similar in this regard. Once upon a time in Hollywood is another recent example. Many Cohen brothers movies are like this, although it's often several c-plots that are being juggled until they come to a head.
That's a fun idea! Looper and Annihilation come to mind.

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Jan 12, 2005



regulargonzalez posted:

What are some movies where the movie is much more than or very different from its reputation? I'm thinking like Rocky, where it's not a boxing movie (there's like 3 minutes of boxing in the movie), Jaws, Psycho.
The one that comes to mind for me is Brokeback Mountain. Based on the backlash, I thought it was like a softcore porno featuring 2 dudes, but really it's just a fantastic drama, with more straight bedroom scenes than otherwise. One of the best movies I've ever seen.

I guess Moonlight had this problem too. Extremely tasteful, not erotic in any way - but just the idea of something existing outside the norm is enough to cause consternation in reactionaries. Like when a certain news outlet flipped out over Wall-e being some sort of environmentalist manifesto.

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Jan 12, 2005



married but discreet posted:

How have I never looked at this thread before? I haven't seen a really good, capital M Movie in a while, I'm talking artistically valuable and edifying and not just good in the popcorn type of way. Looking at my criticker account (I will never switch to Letterboxd!) here's the last few movies of the type I'm talking about :

In The Mood For Love
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Harakiri
A Hidden Life
Parasite
First Reformed
Eyes Wide Shut

Probably very vague but just hit me with something, ideally not by the same director.
in addition to morestuff's solid recs, here is some more stuff:

Roma, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, Blindspotting, Never Let Me Go, The Handmaiden, Calvary,, Heaven Knows What, Jafar Panahi's Taxi

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Jan 12, 2005



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.
First thing I thought of was Sleuth. (I personally like both versions but YMMV) Also, the Favourite isn't dudes but it is certainly that type of film. Tangentially, Killing of a Sacred Deer is worth checking out if you're down with dark comedy.

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Jan 12, 2005



Akapursch posted:

I'm after post-90s films that try to be cool yet are somewhat grounded (dreamy/absurd from a grounded standpoint is fine, just not outright sci-fi - Fight Club would pass, but The Matrix would not). That's kinda subjective but hopefully the examples below get across what that means to me.
First thing that comes to mind is doing more of a deep dive on certain directors related to what you listed:
Guy Ritchie - Sherlock Holmes, Man from UNCLE & The Gentlemen
Shane Black - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Coen Bros - No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, & True Grit
Steven Soderbergh - Haywire & Logan Lucky
Nicolas Winding Refn - Bronson
Martin Scorcese - The Departed, Shutter Island & Wolf of Wall Street
Edgar Wright - Hot Fuzz & Baby Driver
And some randoms - John Wick 1-3, Hanna, Sicario, Free Fire, Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale, Hustlers, & Debt Collectors

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Jan 12, 2005



Bongo Bill posted:

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Night of the Comet
The American Astronaut
YESSSS

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Jan 12, 2005



feedmyleg posted:

I want something with fog, sweaters, seaside, and maybe a fishing village. Ideally something spooky, but not necessarily. Perhaps a melancholic atmosphere, but not necessarily.

Already seen but would fit the bill: The Lighthouse, The Fog, The Wicker Man, and a bunch of BBC folk horror.
Did you see Blow the Man Down already?

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Jan 12, 2005



Stunt_enby posted:

looking for poo poo with the same sort of utter existential dread and hopelessness that First Reformed has
If you go the religious-y route, there's Calvary, Corpus Christi, Silence, Secret Sunshine, Of Gods and Men, Embrace of the Serpent, Timbuktu, and Osama.

And for more general stuff there's always The Nightingale, Burning, Leviathan (2014), Amour, Dancer in the Dark, and echoing Origami you could dive headfirst into Bergman's filmography for plenty of home runs.

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Jan 12, 2005



feedmyleg posted:

Princess Mononoke

e: just watched Flash Gordon and that had some real big bois
Good picks! I was thinkin Ferngully & Avatar.

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Jan 12, 2005



Manager Hoyden posted:

I'm looking for straight up haunted house movies, like amityville horror or haunting of hill house. Which ones are the pick of the litter?
Relic (2020) is worth checking out if you haven't seen.

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Jan 12, 2005



feedmyleg posted:

The Green Slime, Fantastic Voyage, Planeta Bur, The Angry Red Planet, and This Island Earth are what you're after. There's a ton of 50s b-grade material like War of the Satellites and its ilk that fit the bill, but it tends to be very stuffy.

If you really want something fun I'd recommend looking at some of the sci-fi TV of the 60s like Fireball XL5, Space: 1999, Lost in Space. Fireball in particular is a hidden gem, and Shout Factory TV has it streaming for free in HD.
Great picks! My first thought was Robinson Crusoe on Mars and Queen of Blood.

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Jan 12, 2005



A Bag of Milk posted:

I just watched Prometheus, Alien Covenant, Pandorum, and Event Horizon. Any other cool spooky ships in space that aren't the rest of the Alien movies?
Cargo (2009), Aniara (2019), Apollo 18 (2011), Europa Report (2013)

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Jan 12, 2005



Virginia Slams posted:

Looking for a good horror movie or show.
Seems like you may have already seen most of the stuff that fits your description, but my recs would be
Lifeforce
Hobo with a Shotgun
any Cronenberg you haven't seen (including Antiviral and Possessor)
any Stuart Gordon you haven't seen
all the Hellraisers

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Jan 12, 2005



space marine todd posted:

Recommendations for visually/musically stunning space movies like 2001, Interstellar, Sunshine, and The Fountain?

Less violence/horror would be preferable.
Start with Solaris...

space marine todd posted:

Thanks! Also, recommendations for grand/"epic" romantic movies (like The Fountain)?
And then watch all of Tarkovsky's other films.

Also if you haven't seen: Gravity, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Blue is the Warmest Color, Atonement, Days of Heaven, The New World, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Phantom Thread, La La Land, Never Let Me Go

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Jan 12, 2005



TVsVeryOwn posted:

Need spooky films for the spooky season.
I am generally not a fan of the horror genre but I have enjoyed Get Out, Event Horizon, Funny Games (US) and the first Insidious
Do you have any other qualifiers? Does it need to be on a particular streaming service? Are international or black and white films okay?

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Jan 12, 2005



TVsVeryOwn posted:

No streaming service restrictions. I am kinda opposed to both foreign and black and white. I liked One Cut of the Dead a lot but that's about the bar of objective quality it needs to clear for me to read subtitles.
I'm not sure if I disliked the Lighthouse because it was B&W, but that's another reference point I suppose. I don't believe that movie makes sense.
I like something about Jordan Peele for sure. I wanted to like Us, but didn't. I think Candyman looks dope.
Other decent spooks IMO:
Pandorum, The Descent
No shame in that. :) It seems like you've enjoyed stuff that is slightly quicker paced with a gradual build in intensity toward a big finish.

So my recs would be: Relic, Spree, Color Out of Space, Ready or Not, Overlord, A Quiet Place, Happy Death Day, The Void, and Krampus

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Jan 12, 2005



Roumba posted:

I bought a new TV for the first time in ~11 years and I splurged to get a CX. What's the best 4K/HDR movie to baptize the new and holy OLED? I have access to Netflix, Amazon Prime and HBO with a pretty nice internet connection, so I should be able to have a quality streaming picture. I was thinking about picking a random episode of The Expanse because I know the space scenes in that are supposed to look really great in 4K, but a full movie is probably the proper way to do it.
From what I am seeing, Netflix and Prime 4k selection is almost nonexistent for movies, and HBO Max doesn't support it?

However, I've rented a few movies on Youtube with 4k, so I'll echo the Blade Runner 2049 rec if you have access to that.

Other options include Dunkirk, John Wick, and Fury Road.

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Jan 12, 2005



RC Cola posted:

What was the best crappy scary movie you've seen recently? I need some to watch
Without Warning (1980)

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x24mvyg

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Jan 12, 2005



Carl Killer Miller posted:

Any recommendations for documentaries about weird people?

Stuff like Finders Keepers, I Think We're Alone Now, Chicken People, (sorta) The King of Kong, Polka King, The Man Who Would be King, that kind of stuff. I feel like I've rooted through most of that genre, but I also don't know anything about movies.
You may have seen some of these but I'll throw out: Tickled, Marwencol, Crazy Love, Stevie, Wisconsin Death Trip, Grey Gardens, Winnebago Man, The Wolfpack, Hands on a Hardbody

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Jan 12, 2005



Human Tornada posted:

Can't forget Zoo!
Lol that's awesome. What was that doc about the family (I think Australian maybe?) who lived off the land and liked to ride around naked on horses all the time.

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Jan 12, 2005



Wes Anderson likes to do that, like the sub tour in Steve Zissou, the opening to Moonrise, or the epilogue of Fantastic Fox. However those films don't really linger on the shots like the two examples given.

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Jan 12, 2005



SkunkDuster posted:

I watched The Florida Project yesterday and really enjoyed it. I also liked KIDS, Gummo, and Requiem For A Dream. Another good one is the 1981 made for tv adaptation of The Gin Game with Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. The common theme here is "slice of life" type movies that don't follow typical movie tropes and don't necessarily have happy endings or any resolution - somewhere between a documentary and movie. Is there a genre for this type of film? Any recommendations on similar films?
Genre is always a bit nebulous but a lot of the more grounded ones are descendents of italian neorealism.

All the recs so far are on point because there's actually a pretty deep well of this type, with varying degrees of script and realism.

I'll add these to the pile: Chop Shop, Driveways, Roma, Eighth Grade, mid90s, Lean on Pete, Kicks

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Jan 12, 2005



space marine todd posted:

Recently watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty while on Maureen Dowd-level edibles and absolutely loved it (despite being meh on it sober). I feel like Amelie and Stranger Than Fiction would also be amazing.

Are there similar movies to these three in terms of audiovisual/narrative experience and impression?
Here's a couple visually playful films with (basically) positive vibes: The Science of Sleep, Brazil, Scott Pilgrim, Speed Racer, Paddington 2, Wall-e, Wreck it Ralph, Fantastic Mr Fox, Son of the White Mare, anything Studio Ghibli,

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Jan 12, 2005



Just pretend I said The Adventures of Baron Munchausen :D :D

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Jan 12, 2005



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.
You may have seen these but I'll throw out: Be Water, Diego Maradona, Won't You Be My Neighbor, Jim & Andy, Life Itself, The Punk Singer, Sound City, 20 Feet from Stardom, Searching for Sugar Man, Being Elmo.

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Jan 12, 2005



Home for the Holidays :D

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Jan 12, 2005



space marine todd posted:

I'm actually looking for this as well, but preferably with less scares and graphic violence. Tension, twists, and thrills are great, but abject terror and viscera are not a fun vibe for me on edibles.

Films like Moon, Primer, Under The Skin, Funny Games, and Coherence all hit this for me and I'd love to watch more like these.
Psycho II is fun if you haven't seen.

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Jan 12, 2005



Virginia Slams posted:

Looking for movies/mini series/tv that is dark high fantasy/adventure along the lines of Solomon Kane, Black Death, LOTR(but darker, less lightheartedness). Period pieces, completely fictional settings, alternate timelines are fine with me. I'm cool with animated as well so like things like Berserk meet pretty much exactly what I'm looking for with dark fantasy with elements of supernatural.
If you haven't seen, Dark Crystal Age of Resistance on Netflix is worth checking out. My only complaint about it was there are a lot of characters like Game of Thrones, but many of them are very similar in appearance. That being said, usually you can figure out who is who based on context.

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Jan 12, 2005



Pilchenstein posted:

Watched Mask of Zorro, Pirates of the Caribbean (just the first one) and Princess Bride this week and am hankering for more swashbuckling - anyone got any suggestions? Preferably stuff that's on streaming services but that's not completely essential.
I haven't seen before, but up next on my list are Crimson Pirate, Moonfleet, and The Flame and the Arrow.

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Jan 12, 2005



ninjewtsu posted:

what are the good comedy movies of the last like, i dunno, 5 years? anything newer than/contemporary to what we do in the shadows would be good
couple more on this ever-growing pile:

psycho goreman
bad trip
mitchells vs the machines
kajillionaire
bill and ted 3

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