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Movie recommendations?

By Patrick follow Patrick   2017 Feb 24, 3:34pm 13,733 views   75 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


What was a good movie you liked? Something that's not in the theaters anymore.

Some movies I've enjoyed recently:

Arrival
Clerks II
Gravity
The Accountant
The Girl on the Train
The Martian
Trainwreck

#movies

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41   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Mar 25, 8:42am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

rando says

The movie is yet another anti-white polemic which fictionalizes situations to make racism seem worse than it was.

Sorry @patrick you are flat out wrong. Your ideological dogma is blinding you to real history. Where in the movie does it say all whites? It documents a specific time and place. If anything the movie underplayed the racism. Blacks were really considered sub human by many people of the era in the south, especially virginia. I was a military kid and lived in the hampton area during early 60's. I actually went to the langley elementary school (all white) and rode past the wind tunnel in the move every day. The racism was pervasive and very real. Enough that even a grade school kids knew all about it. Byrd and Harrison were openly racist and fought integration at every turn. After brown vs board of education virginia turned most of it's schools to "private" segregation academies paid for by the state. Prince edward county actually closed all it's schools rather than integrate from 1959 to 1964 when they lost in the supreme court. By 1964 which is 10 years after the brown decision 1.4% of black students in virginia were integrated into white schools.

The book, which I read last fall when it came out, was excellent. The movie takes some liberties especially with times. The black women did the same work as whites. They were paid less, segregated to the west section of the Langley campus, had to use separate dining and bathroom facilities. Despite having the same education, they had to retake college courses they had already passed and were almost never considered for promotions or other jobs within NACA.

The movie made racism seem worse? Worse than what?

There is also another good book called the Rise of The Rocket Girls about women, not about black women just women in general, coming up the same way in the jet propulsion laboratory in pasedena. Really interesting look at the early days of the JPL.

Trivia note, I've always wondered why it was the "jet" propulsion lab and planes use JATO "jet" assisted take off when the JPL only did rocket research and rockets are used for assisted takeoffs. Reason being in the 50's anyone working in rockets was considered a nut case so the name selected was jet instead of rocket so the lab could get funding and be taken seriously. The name carried to JATO.

42   bob2356   ignore (4)   2017 Mar 25, 8:52am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

No one mentioned ghostbusters 2. No redeeming attributes of any kind, just entertainment.

43   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Mar 25, 9:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

A Boy and His Dog
Repo Man

44   someone else   ignore (0)   2017 Mar 25, 10:14am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FortWayne says

bookmarked this thread just to find those movie recommendations.

#movies

What would make it easier to find things you like?

I made it so you can follow #movies and will get an email of new posts with #movies in them. But maybe that's not enough somehow. People have to also remember to add #movies. Maybe if you are browsing "in" the movies sub-patrick or whatever, it should automatically add #movies to your post?

But what does being "in" a topic even mean on this site? Posts are not necessarily in categories at all. Still need to clarify the navigation.

45   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Mar 25, 11:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Blurtman says

A Boy and His Dog

A beautiful movie with a happy ending that makes you cry.

46   komputodo   ignore (3)   2017 Apr 27, 7:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FortWayne says

Interstellar

Saving private Ryan

Cinderella man

Cinderella Man was a great movie..Reminded me of the short story by JACK LONDON titled "A PIECE OF STEAK".

47   komputodo   ignore (3)   2017 Apr 27, 7:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Dan8267 says

Blurtman says

A Boy and His Dog

A beautiful movie with a happy ending that makes you cry.

If you like sad dog movies heres a good one: Hachi: A Dog's Tale with Richard Gere

48   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Apr 27, 7:54am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

komputodo says

If you like sad dog movies heres a good one: Hachi: A Dog's Tale with Richard Gere

I was being facetious about A Boy and His Dog. It's not that kind of movie.

However, Reservoir Dogs is a good sad dog movie. Very touching.

OK, serious this time, for real. The Plague Dogs is sad and compelling.

49   jazz_music   ignore (15)   2017 Apr 27, 11:18am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

bob2356 says

Your ideological dogma is blinding you to real history.

These two guys are blinded to racism. They don't see it. They have high pay, work all the time, expensive neighborhoods where other high paid whites dominate the scene and oppression keeps a lower profile.

Where the jobs are fewer and lower skilled you see the economic hopelessness and more blatant oppression concentrating enforcement. Taxpayer funded military industries are an island of better adherence to the spirit of the law. Although if you get into management you see the worst intentions being played out.

The existence of a "meritocracy" is the key lie found every day in the news these employers publish. Reality notwithstanding. Transparently self serving but if you repeat something everywhere all the time it doesn't matter that its not true. Even if you already know that you really don't want to go on day in and day out trying to fight these lies when you would simply be shoveling turds against the tide. They know that too.

50   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Apr 27, 11:30am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

In case anyone hasn't mentioned Western's yet:

Unforgiven
No Country for Old Men(hybrid Western)
High Noon
True Grit
And the greatest movie ever made The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

51   Blurtman   ignore (1)   2017 Apr 27, 7:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

komputodo says

If you like sad dog movies heres a good one: Hachi: A Dog's Tale with Richard Gere

Indeed.

52   RC2006   ignore (2)   2017 Apr 27, 7:13pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Europa Report
The Expanse series
The Road
Blade Runner

+1 Boy and his Dog

Apocalypse Now

53   MAGA   ignore (1)   2017 Apr 27, 7:22pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The Big Short on Netflix.

54   mmmarvel   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 26, 6:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Hell or High Water

Baby Driver
55   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 26, 8:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

12 Angry Men
56   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 26, 9:24am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NuttBoxer says
12 Angry Men


Already recommended it.

Dan8267 says
12 Angry Men


All citizens should watch that movie.
57   mell   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 9:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Dan8267 says
NuttBoxer says
12 Angry Men


Already recommended it.

Dan8267 says
12 Angry Men


All citizens should watch that movie.


One of my favorites as well.
58   Peter P   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 26, 9:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I really liked Happy Accidents, a time-traveling romantic comedy.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Accidents_(film)
59   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Sep 26, 10:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It
Passengers
No One Lives
Out of the Furnace
Pet
Berlin Syndrome
60   HEY YOU   ignore (10)   2017 Sep 26, 10:46am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Movies are real & for critical thinkers.
61   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 11:11am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Lifeforce

Desiccated space alien life energy vampires construct the "perfect woman" out of an astronaut's subconscious and she goes around nude sucking the life energy out of horny men (and women!). Sounds like art imitating life.

What more could you ask for in a movie?
62   Shaman   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 26, 11:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Nobody's recommended "The Human Centipede?" Haven't watched it, but some coworkers said it was the sickest shit on Netflix!
63   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 26, 12:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

anonymous says
It

Second! I know King was constrained by the original being on TV, but I think they did a really good job with the story in this "remake".
64   a   ignore (0)   2017 Sep 26, 3:57pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"The Lives of Others" is in German, but a great story about the Stasi during the Cold War.
"Clue" is funny and the dialogue gets more clever each time you watch it.
65   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 4:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"The Wave" Norwegian Disaster flick on Netflix with subtitles, but very well done, tragic, but with an interesting sidenotes of collapsing cliffs in the fjords being monitored for sudden landslides and tsunamis.
66   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 4:27pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"Ghost in the Shell".

Scarlett Johansson plays an anime, RealDoll assassin, whose brain was harvested by evil forces and placed in a thinking robot. Babealicious and MassKillicous in the Asian style. Excellent paranoid fantasy as her erased memories return of her murder and her stolen brain.

Fake nekkid plastic scenes while she goes about her brutal tasks, but OK for what they are. Great cigi, scenery, and cinematography, with lots of robot-fu.
67   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 5:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Anybody mention "Ex Machina"?

Also a lot of nekkid female robot fu in a thriller with several twists. Flagrant bush scenes, but they are on robots, so it is OK!
68   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 5:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"The Harvest". Good cast. A little girl whose parents have died in a tragic auto accident moves in with her grandparents and finds a boy in a neighboring home who is housebound and sick. She crawls into the window and aggressively befriends him to the chagrin of his seemingly doting parents.

As usual, nothing is as it seems. Nice thriller.

Worth it for some of the best raging, psychotic bitch fu since Kathy Bates in "Misery" and Peter Fonda, who has had his umpteenth shiny facelift and wears his sagging face flesh tied back in a Japanese war knot on the back of his head.
69   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2017 Sep 26, 5:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"Doctor Strange" again? Franchise fu. Good popcorn flick. However, Benedict Cumberbatch's next role needs to be a re-make of Forrest Gump, as he is getting a bit tiresome playing prodigies and geniuses.
70   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Sep 26, 8:19pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Tim Aurora says

Japanese


Ran

Rashoman

The Bullet Train

Seven Samurais

Appleseed ( Animated)


Rashomon
Seven Samurai
71   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Sep 26, 8:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HEY YOU says
Movies are real & for critical thinkers.


Indeedy, they provoke more critical thought than pseudo self righteous political none-sense.
72   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Sep 26, 8:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Treat yourself to Sicario (2015)
73   NoYes   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 26, 9:49pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I was a movie theater usher part time in high school in the 60's if you can believe....after awhile...I knew all the lines is the script. So it became harder to be impressed with new movies as I would know whats coming next I guess. Today the movies seem to skip a lot of the original scripts to save time and money I guess...but that destroys the movie for me cause I KNOW they skipped stuff. I get annoyed by the missing stuff...sometimes re-watch it figure out what the hell they skipped. Plus...the EXCESSIVE special effects really suck after awhile...been there...done that. Good luck!
74   just_adhom_preaching   ignore (3)   2017 Sep 26, 10:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Quigley says
Nobody's recommended "The Human Centipede?" Haven't watched it, but some coworkers said it was the sickest shit on Netflix!


Yeah, you've got to watch it. That and Centipede-2.
75   steverbeaver   ignore (1)   2017 Sep 26, 10:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Recent release: In the Heart of the Sea
Older, lighthearted: Elling

I'm not much for movies these days... internet is more entertaining.

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