posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 09:28 PM
Dystopian is a bizarrely specific choice. You might want to consider categories such as romance, western, foreign, adventure, weird, documentary, war
movie, classic, animated.
All the same, nice thread.
The Fall- Such a beautiful movie. It was independently financed, filmed in over 20 countries and features amazing real-life locations. It's
about an early film stunt man who becomes paralyzed from the waist down. To get a young Romanian girl to steal him pills, he tells her an amazing
story about a group of men (one of them is Charles Darwin) trying to kill an evil governor. The movie switches back between the story and
The Prestige- Possibly Christopher Nolan's best. A story about a rivalry between magicians.
Repo Man- Probably the best movie ever made. Hilarious, smart, insightful, great soundtrack, great actors. Basically everything you could
The Wrong Guy- I'm choosing this partly because it's so obscure. Which is a crime, because it's a hilarious movie. It stars Dave Foley
(NewsRadio, Kids in the Hall) as man whose father-in-law is murdered. Dave Foley thinks he'd be a suspect because he was at the scene, accidentally
touched the knife and is covered in blood. So, he goes on the run, but the cops know he didn't do it. It's really, funny. You can find the whole
thing on YouTube.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly- My definition of epic. There's hardly a dull moment.
The Raid: Redemption- There is not a more action-packed movie. Incredibly brutal from start to finish.
The Thing- Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, even the dog is an amazing actor. People say the special effects look dated, but given me old school
puppets and latex over CGI any day. Weird, funny and off-the-wall insane. "I'm better now and I'd like to come inside."
Cabin in the Woods- The best deconstruction of horror movies ever made. So unique that some people get turned off because it's not unoriginal
enough. A complaint I always hear about it is that it's not scary, but honestly how many "horror" movies actually are. I'd rather have a funny,
ambitious, smart movie than a boring, predictable one.
Eraserhead- It certainly seems dystopian. Everything is dark and gloomy and disturbing. Henry X has sex with a woman and gets her pregnant. She
has the child very, very early. Henry has to try to deal with the squealing...monster, I guess, as he loses his mind.
Stalker- Very slow, contemplative Soviet movie. Somewhere, there's a place called The Zone. Strange things happen in The Zone. To get through
The Zone you need a person called a stalker. This is a movie about a trip into The Zone.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back- Star Wars was one of the first movies that made me love movies. Empire is the best of the series.
Looper- It's kind of a...sci-fi, time travel, action western. Serious time travel movies are hard to do. To make them right, you have to make
them nearly incomprehensible like the amazing movie "Primer." Looper kind of spits in the face of that by just having a character say, "I'm not
going to explain it because it would confuse you too much." I admire a movie that hangs a lantern in order to allow a more entertaining movie.