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All Time Favorite Movies.. Name Yours

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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 03:08 AM
a reply to: awareness10

He's an insidious scheming little bastard in Traders (2016).

Here goes a quality production from Russia. It's a surreal dystopian flick, but its newer so isn't on my Dystopian FIlm Master List a few pages back:

Branded (2012)
"In future Moscow, where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world. "

And then there's this British quazi-dystopian film (it's not quite a dystopian film especially given its so fun / funny):

The Invention of Lying (2009): "A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain." I really enjoyed this being a hardliner critic of most everybody being so quick to LIE, like all the time. The world here is insanely honest, to the point of it would cause destruction in our world (but its actually a weird sort of utopia).
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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 03:50 AM
a reply to: Autorico

Can definitely understand your feelings toward INLAND; the first time I watched it I wasn't quite sure what to think! But I like it more each time I watch it... though it has taken a few years to rack up multiple viewings, haha. I've maybe seen it 8 or 9 times all up now, & yeah, it's currently my favourite/most interesting movie (at least atm). I won't lie, I'm hoping at least part of the associative flow seeps into TP season 3 (albeit with Deming as DP, which will give it a very different feel).

Nice to see a few Lynch fans on ATS!

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 05:50 AM
a reply to: awareness10

Bob Hoskins at his brutal best. This film has some classic lines such as:-

Harold: Alan found him dying. He'd been nailed to the floor.

Jeff: When was this, then?

Harold: Well, it must've been just after you saw him and just before Alan saw him. Otherwise, you'd have noticed, wouldn't you? I mean, a geezer nailed to the floor. A man of your education would definitely have spotted that, wouldn't he

Michael Caine's finest film.

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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:09 AM
a reply to: McGinty

yeh man they are great movies !

I love DR strange love as well !

I also really love Jarodowsky , especially holy mountain
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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:25 AM
One of the best / greatest dystopian film of the decade so far:
Cloud Atlas (2012)

It should have had many award nominations from the big group of awards ceremonies, including best picture, but nope not a single one not even for the makeup dept (it did go on to get some nominations+wins from some of the many smaller awards houses). At the time I thought that maybe it was Hollywood being grossed out by the Wachowski's full trans-gender/sexual/whatever they've fully embraced in recent years. In hindsight, now realizing this summer this mass SJW movement going on (being championed in Hollywood in particular), I suppose they better have a good excuse.

Which they might try to base it on box office, but it seems that would be grasping at straws in desperation. It did have wildy diverse critical reviews, some real bad, others like from Ebert were real good though too. It's not a movie for "simple" folks. It's a beautifully complex masterpiece, that most everybody should give it a few full views to fully sort out the overlapping timelines and their inter-related tales of the timeless struggle of anti-oppression. Added fun is trying to figure out who the actors are in each timeline, as the same people come back in different 'forms' across the millennia (in different cultures), where the makeup dept. was top notch (possibly ALL time here), so it takes multiple views to kind of spot them all (hint: the credits don't even show every character each actor played, you have to go to imdb).

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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:29 AM
a reply to: alldaylong

Nice Thankyou

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:31 AM

originally posted by: alldaylong

Michael Caine's finest film.

"You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. For me it's a full time job."

I've watched this film perhaps more than any other. Doesn't get any better.

Roy Budd's score is sublime.

Get Cater makes a great double feature with Sexy Beast

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:56 AM
Pride and Prejudice

Anna Kerenina


The Notebook

Romeo and Juliet

Atilla The Hun

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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 08:38 AM
a reply to: awareness10

Lord of the Rings for sure. Just saw it for first time a little under two years ago... I have never watched a movie so many times. Something about it just clicks with me too much!

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 09:39 AM

Slightly deranged, but one of my all-time favourites.

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:26 AM
a reply to: awareness10

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: Saturnschild

Deranged movies are the best

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 12:02 PM
80's Adventure Flicks
Indiana Jones goes in here too... The 80's was a great period for movies for inspiring wonder in youngsters. Invention being a common theme (as in others such as Ghostbusters, Gremlins, ect), which is lost these days.

The Goonies (1985)

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Time Bandits (1981)

Krull (1983)

Explorers (1985)

The Mosquito Coast (1986): If you haven't seen this one in forever, you gotta hear the narrative now as an adult!

Stand by Me (1986)

The Abyss (1989)

And this good one, for adults, that was almost 80's:
The Deep (1977)

Then in 1990 there was Shipwrecked (1990) & Lord of the Flies (1990).
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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 01:51 PM
Way too hard to pick.... 80's movies are awesome but I love the classics too.
Also love foreign films, horror, sci-fi, drama... everything.

2 that I absolutely love and could watch any time and I always think of when this question is asked are

The Lost Boys


The Big Lebowski

Just amazing films, for me personally anyway

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 04:01 PM
a reply to: LordSatan

Aeon Flux

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 04:43 PM
An important surreal film I forgot on my list:

Delicatessen (1991)

And this one fits here now, also being a quality example of French surrealism:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Yeah i watched it last night. Scheming indeedy.

Well He got his Comeuppance in the end!

posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:14 PM

I usually tend to find Westerns dull, too dry, but here's some good ones:

Last Man Standing (1996), with Bruce Willis, is perhaps the ultimate shootemup in this unqiue little 1880's Western town meets 1920's Gangsters world, during the prohibition era with Chicago gangsters on the Texico border. This movie seriously kicks ass!

The Hateful Eight (2015): Tarantino's latest! Him going all out on his story & monolgue 'makes the whole film' style like in Reservoir Dogs. Ennio Morricone's score deserved all the awards it got (basically ALL of them last year; this Spaghetti Western composer hadn't made a Western soundtrack in over 30 years!

Django Unchained (2012): A dark window into realities of mid-1800's slavery, but this is a story about a slave getting revenge. Where most of Tarantino's films have heavy "homage" elements to the 60-70's era exploitation type films that influenced him/them, this one was purely "Spaghetti Western" territory. I dont know if he "borrowed" the whole bounty hunter posing as a dentist theme or not, but that was clever!

Spaghetti Westerns were so-called for being made by Italian exploitation directors. They were dark and violent but they weren't all low budget typical of many exploitation film formats. If you like the Clint Eastwood famed Westerns then this is the category for you to dig into.

True Grit (2010): I could hardly even tell that was Jeff Bridges, his voice work especially, after just seeing him in his new TRON Legacy (2010) at the time.

Bone Tomahawk (2015) is a seriously dark and gritty film. I was surprised by the gore at the end; like Cannibal Holocaust levels. It's nto all gore though, and plenty of entertaining dialog. It's good seeing Kurt Russel alive and well in cinema the past decade doing bad ass roles still (since around taking the wheel in Death Proof).

The Revenant (2015) worked well for me being like the ultimate frontier Survival tale.
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posted on Jul, 26 2016 @ 07:52 PM
Political Satire Dystopian

Comedy these are. Each shows when some big social concept / group runs amok while going to extremes, which is fun for me being a huge fan of South Park and this overall concept is a common formula in their series (especially in most of the more important episodes).

"Conservatism" runs amok:
Idiocracy (2006) lampoons the ideals of an American Christian style theocratic government is supreme, while blissfully ignorant "Americans-Dreamingism' (because they're asleep) "de-lectualism" happily brainwashed masses is the national culture. Good times!

"Progressivism" runs amok:
PCU (1994): The trailer doesn't hardly get into all the Political Correctness craziness it showed. I hadn't realized they had so much of today's overkill methods already so well written back then, enough for this lot to make a whole film about it. This film now having come true across America isn't funny, but this decent little medium production young adults comedy is (unless you're PC)!

Brutal honesty runs amok:
The Invention of Lying (2009) also makes this little list (already posted the trailer above). A odd culture is the opening setting, where everybody is just brutally honest and that's the norm. Nobody has even thought of lying yet; it hasn't happened yet because it hasn't been invented (int eh modern era). Then one day a guy decides to... So it's kind of like the end of lies (the premise to the world it is), while also being the beginning of lies (as that's what happens).

After American De-Evolution has run amok:

Southland Tales (2006): "The title refers to the Southland, a name used by locals to refer to Southern California and Greater Los Angeles. Set in the then-near future of 2008, as part of an alternate history, the film is a portrait of Los Angeles, and a satiric commentary on the military–industrial complex and the infotainment industry. With the United States under the threat of nuclear attack, the lives of several people converge in a dystopian Los Angeles. Movie star Boxer Santaros (Dwayne Johnson) plans his next film with the help of ambitious porn actress Krysta Now (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and troubled policeman Roland Taverner (Seann William Scott). Meanwhile, Marxist revolutionaries, greedy corporations and secretive government agencies pursue their separate agendas among a paranoid populace.
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posted on Jul, 27 2016 @ 04:15 AM

Gangs of New York (2002) might ought to be a good analogue of a pop culture example to what to expect when a culture is over-Balkanized while also being overly extremist prone.

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