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Recommend me some uber flicks

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Fusion, 25 Mar 2006.

  1. Fusion

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    I'm looking to bolster my DVD collection, and so am calling on the OcUK film fraternity to put forward a few suggestions of their favourite titles, particularly if they are lesser known gems, and especially if they are of the Sci-Fi, Thriller or 'mess with your head good and proper' categories.

    I enjoy a wide variety of cinema though, so anything will be considered.

    Thank you muchly
     
  2. Spud21

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    Just because i watched it for the first time last night, i'm going to suggest Hotel Rwanda, a incredible film in which Don Cheadle (sp?) gives a stunning performance, Nick Nolte (sp?) is also very good IMO, Not a film to sit around and watch with your mates, but one of the best films i have watched for a long time.
     
  3. Raikiri

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    Battle Royale
    Serenity
    Spirited Away
    Princess Mononoke
     
  4. -Mike-

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    One thats not known so well these days but I think is a classic and absolutely brilliant - Men Of Honour. It doesn't really fit into any of your chosen categories, but its a very worthwhile watch.
     
  5. fozzybear

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    The Deer Hunter.

    It's an absolute masterpiece of film-making as it stirs up every single human emotion.
     
  6. Goatboy

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  7. ChroniC

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    bah that blokes securily under the thumb, need room for baby, looks like theres plenty of room in there. :D
     
  8. wozzizname

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    I thought 'Oldboy' was really good, give it a try.
     
  9. Psypher5

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    If you get serenity, make sure you get Firefly box set too.


    AMAZING series.
     
  10. penski

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    Hotel Rwanda
    City Of God
    Requiem For A Dream

    All fantastic.

    *n
     
  11. PardonTheWait

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    Swingers
    Sideways
    Hana-Bi
    Magnolia
     
  12. lumocolor

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    Battle Royal (2000)
    A Bittersweet Life (2005)
    Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
    Oldboy (2003)
    Sympathy For Lady Vengeance (2005)
    Tsotsi (2005)
    Taegukgi ~ Brotherhood Of War (2004) {Better than Saving Private Ryan tbh)
    Friend (2001)
    Irreversible (2002)
    Funny Games (1997)
    Crash (2004)
    Phone (2002) {aka Pon}
    A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003)
    Azumi (2003)
    Hotel Rwanda
    City Of God
    Requiem For A Dream
    Alive (1993)
    Audition (1999)
    Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
    Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    Capote (2005)
    Finding Neverland (2004)
    Mean Creek (2004)
    Bully (2001)
    Walk The Line (2005)
     
  13. Psypher5

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    Ichi the killer.
     
  14. Phog

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    If i had £5000 sitting in the bank, i would have a lot of DVD's in a van on its way to my house!
     
  15. Pumpkinstew

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    Dark City - Ticks all those boxes
    Memento - As above but not sci-fi
     
  16. GDad

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    Pi - bought and watched this recently, kinda mess with your head, but not too much.
     
  17. pmbuzz

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    Requiem for a Dream is on "More4" at this very moment.

    :D
     
  18. Fusion

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    Cheers guys. I've got Memento, just haven't got round to watching it yet :/
     
  19. Pumpkinstew

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    Wish I could see it for the first time again.
     
  20. Fusion

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    See what you mean, throughly enjoyed it. Brilliantly structured, with a nice meaty denouement.