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    The "Fuck this Covid shit I'm running out of things to watch" Thread

    Once you're up to date with TV and movies, what to do?


    How about you paste your top ten recommendations for movies past that others might not have watched?


    Please follow this format (see below) - the title, year if needed (to avoid confusing with remakes) and a one line description.


    Here's some to tickle your fancy in no particular order:




    Let it Ride - superb gambling comedy with Richard Dreyfuss and Robbie Coltrane (hard to find)


    Sexy Beast - a brilliantly evil Ben Kingsley is the flake in this Ray Winstone gangster 99.


    Layer Cake - Daniel Craig the drug dealer that probably got him the Bond role (I read that in GQ today funnily enough).


    House of Games - Clever David Mamet grifter movie


    The Thing - John Carpenter's Alien (1982, not the shit remake), and it would be remiss to leave out:


    They Live - Another Carpenter classic that Alex Jones probably watched as a kid.


    The Verdict - Awesome Sidney Lumet Legal drama, Paul Newman's best role as a drunk ambulance chaser


    The Boys from Brazil - Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier's last stand in a Nazi hunter thriller


    Mr. Brooks - Stylish and engaging Kevin Costner serial killer flick


    Manhunter - The 1986 (thus first) version of Red Dragon directed by Michael Mann






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    N.B. The purpose of this thread is not to critique said movies, merely to offer suggestions to others. It really doesn't matter if you don't like other peoples' selections. If you disagree, just ignore them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The Thing - John Carpenter's Alien (1982, not the shit remake), and it would be remiss to leave out:
    A remake?

    I think it was a prequel. Even had the radio operator ending up in the same position as the original. Unless there was a remake I wasn't aware of?



    And yes, They Live. A funky low budget movie that Moho would enjoy. The soundtrack is non-distinct but fits well.
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    If you have not seen it, Hidden Figures is a good watch. Probably the only movie where I find Kevin Costner bearable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    If you have not seen it, Hidden Figures is a good watch. Probably the only movie where I find Kevin Costner bearable.
    Kevin was awesome in "No Way Out"

    another one to add in this classic list,

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    N.B. The purpose of this thread is not to critique said movies, merely to offer suggestions to others.
    Okay, just saw this.

    Courtroom drama: 12 angry men, often comes up in best movies ever lists.
    Horror: Jacob's Ladder, 1990 and you can see how many plot twist films stole the ideas. To name the films that stole from this would be a spoiler.
    Sports: Rollerball, made in 1975 with no CGI it's pretty brutal for the technology
    Comedy: What We Do In The Shadows, very clever movie, some defo don't get the quirky Kiwi humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    A remake?

    I think it was a prequel. Even had the radio operator ending up in the same position as the original. Unless there was a remake I wasn't aware of?
    I think you're talking about "The Thing from Another World" which was the 1951 original - well spotted.

    However, I was talking about "The Thing" 2011 which was a pile of shit, and was a remake disguised as a prequel.

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    Courtroom drama: 12 angry men, often comes up in best movies ever lists.

    -> Haven't seen that, good call.

    Horror: Jacob's Ladder, 1990 and you can see how many plot twist films stole the ideas. To name the films that stole from this would be a spoiler.

    -> A brilliant film that they laughably remade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Courtroom drama: 12 angry men, often comes up in best movies ever lists.

    -> Haven't seen that, good call.
    Yikes - you are in for a great movie.

    Some early Hitchcock if you are not up on them. Rear Window, Vertigo etc.

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    Ah, so movies....

    Ace Ventura Pet Detective - funny !
    The Poseidan Adventure (1972) - Watched it recently for the first time. Quite well done.
    Burn (2019) on Amazon prime - freaky movie
    The Spy That Dumped Me (2018) - funny and good movie

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    The Killing (1956) Cool film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Sterling Hayden.


    Caught this by chance on TCM the other day and wondered why I had never seen or heard of it before. Great movie.

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    Here is a list of stuff that I have actually watched the past week or so...

    Castaway - Tom Hanks deserted on an island for 4 years (know the feeling). - A few years old on Netflix

    The Gentlemen - A Guy Ritchie film doing what he normally does. Gangsters! - New film, need to download

    The Tiger King - Gay American dude with 2 husbands who has loads of big cats - New documentary on Netflix

    The Jackel - Bruce Willis as a hitman - Few years old on Netflix

    Flight - Denzel Washington as a drunk airline pilot - 10 years old on Netflix

    The Book of Eli - Denzil again in a kind of Mad Max dystopian future. - Few years old on Netflix

    Unbroken - Good WW2 movie. Forgot the dudes name, but produced by Angelina Jolie. Don't let this put you off - Few years old on Netflix.
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    Apocalypto: Watched it a couple of times, never been keen on Mel Gibson but this was a job well done and he deserves credit for unfurling this action packed, gory adventure of one young man during the Mayan decline.

    imdb says 7.8, I round it up to 8/10

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    The Gentleman with Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant. A seriously good movie.

    Once upon a time in Mexico

    True Grit (Original)

    Johnny dangerously

    LA Confidential

    Blade Runner (Orig)

    12 Monkeys

    Mall Rats

    Steptoe and Son

    The Stand

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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    Awesome ideas guys! Some other kick ass movies I enjoy!


    Kill Bill (2003)

    The Intern (2015) - Robert Deniro stars with Anne Hathaway

    Oceans 11 and 12

    The Fast and the Furious presents: Hobbes and Shaw (2019)
    (Any of the Fast and the Furious movies are worth a watch)

    A River Runs Through It (Brad Pitt

    Legends of the Fall - (Brad Pitt

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    The Shawshank Redemption

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    Blade Runner & Tron sequels were both good.

    Both classic sci-fi movies and took years before anyone tried to make sequels to match them, and both good efforts.




    Side note: If you a capable sound system, Tron sequel is especially a good listen.

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    Oh - and if you have not seen them - all the recent marvel movies. That will keep you busy for a while.

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    And after you've watched yet another formulaic super hero movie...

    Plot spoiler for (insert every superhero movie ever) Movie starts with Superhero displaying skills, later superhero meets villain(s) and loses, superhero comes back to triumph in final epic battle.


    Look at Watchmen for some good anti-super hero goodness.
    There's also a new series called 'The Boys'. Only watched the first episode, but it looks like good super-anti-super-hero fare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    And after you've watched yet another formulaic super hero movie...

    Plot spoiler for (insert every superhero movie ever) Movie starts with Superhero displaying skills, later superhero meets villain(s) and loses, superhero comes back to triumph in final epic battle.


    .
    Uh - ya!

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    This might be nice if it applies worldwide, check tomorrow...

    HBO becomes shelter-in-place hero with free programming



    HBO becomes shelter-in-place hero with free programming - SFGate

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    ^^

    Certainly there's a place for 'switch your brain off and sip some single malt to enhance the suspension of disbelief that is mandatory to watch yet another by the numbers superhero crusade on a Sunday afternoon' movies. Just think the OP was looking for something a bit different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plan B View Post
    ^^

    Certainly there's a place for 'switch your brain off and sip some single malt to enhance the suspension of disbelief that is mandatory to watch yet another by the numbers superhero crusade on a Sunday afternoon' movies. Just think the OP was looking for something a bit different.
    Yeah. Fair enough point.

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    TV series.

    Boston legal, and if you can find it picket fenses.

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