Movies that don't suck

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Karel, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Oh my Twinkie, you must have really liked that movie to react in such way. I wrote what I thought about it, because I saw Brother None's posting his opinion about it (strange you didn't comment on that ) and frankly, I couldn't understand how could anyone consider it very scary. Maybe I should quote his post too, instead of yours only, but it doesn't matter now.

    I could write you a review of the movie and tell you precisly why I didn't like it (apart from introducing nothing new at all), but this is not the place AND I would have to watch it again. Sometimes people aren't polite, so deal with it, instead of trying to offend my *intelligently*. Guillermo Del Toro should stop making movies about magical kids\ghost kids and do something new, he is getting repetitive. BTW, I didn't like Pan's Labyrinth, too.

    I consider this discussion over - if you wish to continue it, I'm not interested.

    To remain on topic - Ironman, Requiem for a Dream (although you've probably seen it) and Devil's Backbone are my propositions for you.
  2. ZiggyMeister

    ZiggyMeister It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Apr 7, 2008
    Yesterday I watched a movie called "The Nines" with Ryan Reynolds.

    It's a intriguing movie, with a mix of comedy, reality tv and some kind of sci-fi mystery.
  3. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

    Feb 5, 2008
    Well 7 samurai is called classic for a reason, but others that i have liked or are just memorable:

    Shawshank redemption(drama), the shining (horror.... well if you havent happened to see it yet), full metal jacket(war), edward scissorhands(best of tim burton Inmyopinion), Oldboy(disturbing), Life of brian(comedy), Totoro(anime), requiem for a dream(drugs), Aliens, Butterfly effect (even when im not that fond of ashton kutcher i enjoyed this a lot)

    Theres some, if intrested check imdb for more info, im too lazy to make descriptions i guess :P
  4. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    If you are into the gangster/crime film genre I would highly suggest the following films:

    Layer Cake
    Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    Lucky Number Slevin
  5. Jarno Mikkola

    Jarno Mikkola Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 14, 2005
    Resident Evil 1-3
    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (as it was originally named)
  6. Josh

    Josh Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 8, 2003
    Give This Is England a go. Great film about skinheads, the blurry lines of racism, and 1980s England in general.
  7. cody92

    cody92 Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 29, 2007


    Sin city

    Lucky number sleven


    Shawshank redemption

    those are my top 5

    i own around 2000 dvd's so i dont feel like listing all the watchable ones them my top 5 though

    yes i didnt use proper grammer and im tired!
  8. 1Trevor1

    1Trevor1 First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2008
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Guest

    Evil Dead series: Classic, cheesy,and overall fun)

    Pulp Fiction: I really can't explain how much I love this movie. It just fucking takes you into the characters and won't let go until the movie ends.

    Unbreakable: I heard lots of negative reviews about the movie. Then you ask them if they watched the whole movie.They say no. Fuck them. Watch the whole movie and then judge it.Lots of great movies have had slow starts.
  10. horse

    horse Vault Fossil

    May 31, 2003
    motivated by this thread i checked took a look in the 250 best movies of all time. sadly, i have seen and/or own most of these 250. maybe youll find some nice flics there:

    kritics korner at asshelmets, recently watched movies i thought dont suck:


    good ones:

    "the man from earth". quiet movie, like a little get-together with some of my more academic friends. great plot, great actors. dont expect any action - its like a good book, everything happens in the dialogue and on the inside. of you.

    "serenity". nice sf-story, nice acting, good action. hell, i LOVE SF.

    "vantage point". transport rashomon to 2007, add some good acting, great camera work, put a real nice twist into the plot, and youll be totally satisfied.

    "battle royale". or, battoru royary. another japan flic with takeshi kitano. extremely gruesome violence, the story is ridiculous (high school class has to fight till last man standing) but i enjoyed it greatly. 2 hours of sheer fun.

    "american gangster". damn i liked the acting, i liked the pics, the story. i liked the naked ladies mixing the dope. i liked the way violence was shown (very little), and how the story is at the same time unbelievable and absolutely believable. great film.

    "WAZ". though they oversimplified the price equation, i didnt give a fuck. good horrorthriller, very explicit violence. great plot and one of the cutest massmurderers evar. the end might be something db would like.

    "Batman begins". bale is a great actor, so thats a first plus. i really liked the way the story unravels, how wayne becomes batman. nice action, very good actors (not too often seen in marvel or dc movies), fantastic camera work.

    "planet terror". see battle royale.

    "i am legend" didnt know the prince of bel air could play. well, he can. everything in it youd expect, even the a bit cheesy hero ending. i really liked the depiction of the post-apocalyptic new york. it was new york, was it?"
  11. NukeCoke

    NukeCoke First time out of the vault

    Jun 4, 2008
  12. grapedog

    grapedog First time out of the vault

    Jun 6, 2008
    So last night I finally watched National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. Not as good as the first, but enjoyable enough for a popcorn flick...

    Also watched my old copy of movie, needs more nudity though.

    Having Silent Running on the ready for tonight, never seen it, though it looks interesting.
  13. step2ice

    step2ice First time out of the vault

    Jun 11, 2008
    Kicking and Screaming (1995) - not that soccer flick.
    Very funny and has Eric Stolz as lifetime student. :)

    Dead man's shoes

    Hardware (decent apoc flick)

    The ice harvest

    Payback - Director's Cut

    Dazed and Confused

    The Quiet Earth

    Zero Day

    The man who wasn't there

    Only a few I can think of right now.
  14. Yoshi525

    Yoshi525 Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 10, 2006
    Requiem for a Dream is indeed ace.

    Piranha 2 The Spawning was thrilling as were Piranha and Anaconda.
    The Living Daylights was good too.
  15. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Out of the movies released lately, Prince Caspian is a good fantasy film, not to mention, quite a lot darker than the first Narnia film.
  16. [PCE]el_Prez

    [PCE]el_Prez Vault Fossil

    Apr 25, 2003
    Most of those I would describe as "Caper" films.

    As for "Gangster" films... See:

    The Godfather 1-2


    The Departed
    Mean Streets

    Donnie Brasco
    The Untouchables

    Theres more out there obviously
  17. horse

    horse Vault Fossil

    May 31, 2003
    "caper" movies? i know dem movies aight, but never heards of that genre. what does it mean?

    im ze sherman, so no native speakink heer!
  18. Blakut

    Blakut Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 9, 2008
  19. syllogz

    syllogz Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 16, 2007
    "In Bruges" would fit into the gangster movie category.

    One of the best films I've seen in the last half year.
    It's funny and witty, with good story, scene and acting.
  20. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    American Psycho
    Mulholland Drive
    Dark City
    Vanilla Sky
    And ...