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Movie recommendations from Mel and other people

  • Adaptation. (Jarne recommends this one too)
  • Still Crazy: has in common with Spinal Tap that it's about a legendary nonexistent rock band, but the story is more of a drama than a comedy
  • Bill Murray
    • The Royal Tenenbaums
    • Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
    • Broken Flowers
    • Rushmore
    • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Court Jester (Jarne recommends this one as well)
  • The Player
  • Strange Days
  • Dogma (Sorcy reccomends this one as well)
  • High Spirits
  • The Usual Suspects
  • American Beauty (n.b. Woozle didn't especially like)
  • Moulin Rouge (Wzl says: hope it's better than the music)(Swinger now says it's one of his favorite movies so i daresay this shall spur me along)
  • High Fidelity
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • K-Pax
  • Orange County
  • Little Voice
  • Robin Williams:
    • Dead Poets' Society
    • Insomnia (Jarne recommends, but he liked the original one slightly better)
    • Good Morning, Vietnam
    • The Bird Cage (Rec'd by Kathy)
  • Analyze This
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Wzl says: ennhh...)
  • Topsy Turvy
  • Bubba Ho-Tep
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Truckers (based on Pratchett novel)
  • Mars Attacks (so bad it's good!)
  • Johnny & The Bomb (based on Pratchett novel. It's a mini-series, not a movie, but close enough!)
  • Fifth Element (also rec'd by Swinger: "A fun ride!")
  • Glory
  • Three to Tango (recommended by Swingerzetta & Talia)
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Harold and Maude (recommended by Ritzy and Sor!)
  • Thank You For Smoking (also recommended by Rtizy, Sor, and Jarne)
  • Devil Wears Prada (kinda-sorta recommended by Swinger)
  • The Fountain (also recommended by Swinger)
  • Stardust (based on a Neil Gaiman book. Recommended by Everybody (where Everybody is Talia & Rtizy)(Finally finished book!)(<>< also highly recommends)
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Freedom Writers
  • Runaway Jury
  • Nell (set and filmed in North Carolina about a woman who grew up in the wild)
  • Big Fish (Tim Burton Goodness)
  • Everything in Illuminated (recommended by draz)
  • Waking Life (recommended by Jarne)
  • A Scanner Darkly (recommended by Jarne)
  • Shawn of the Dead (Zombies!) & if i like it then (Reccomended by Sor as well, because it is *awesome*):
  • Hot Fuzz (rec'd by Swinger)
  • Fight Club (rec'd by Swinger, Rtizy, & Sor!)
  • Enchanted (rec'd by Talia & Sor)
  • El Laberinto del Fauno (rec'd by Talia)
  • Mr. Magnorium's Wonder Emporium
  • Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (Recommended by Swinger & Mel)
  • A Mighty Wind (Fake documentary about 60s folk groups)
  • Cabaret (both recc'd by Swinger)
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Triplets of Bellville
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Mallrats
  • Gosford Park (rec'd by Mel: "Utterly Brilliant")
  • The Incredible Hulk (has nice hat-tips to the series which starred my all-time forever love, Bill Bixby)
  • Clue
  • Love Actually (Rtizy says it's aDORable)
  • Slither (Rec'd by Rtizy; B-Movie! Aliens! Possession! Capt'n Hammer!)
  • Dressed To Kill (Rec'd by Swinger: Murder! Mystery! Noir! Suspense! Humour!)
  • The Great Lebowski (Jeff Bridges in long hair & beard! *squeee*)
  • Mamma Mia (Recommended by Mel)
  • King Arthur ("Put it on the list too" Mel)
  • Good Will Hunting (ditto)
  • Crank (Rtizy says, "It's the greatest Action movie ever!" Swinger says, "It really is!")
  • Wristcutters ("It's a charming, thoughtful, intriguing tale", says Swinger)
  • Dante's Inferno (a modernisation version done with paper puppets; rec'd by Rtizy)
  • The Spirit (rec'd by Swinger who says it's totally noir, the prettiest thing ever, and had an amusing plot (and then wasn't sure whether i ought to put it on this list, silly thing))
  • Treasure Island (Recommended by Swinger who says it's a satisfactory rendition with lovely animation and even though it had Disney storytellling with cliché, it worked for the story)
  • Maltese Falcon (Duh)
  • Brick (Rtizy: "I like it so much I'm going to buy it... That says a lot" Swinger: "It's probably my favorite detective movie" "I'd consider buying it..." Me: "Wow! That good!" ;D)
  • MirrorMask (It's Gaiman! Also Rtizy says, "If you like Neverending Story and/or Labyrinth it'll be up your alley")
  • Labyrinth (i can't believe this wasn't already on here :P Also Rtizy says, "If you like Neverending Story and/or MirrorMask it'll be up your alley!")
  • Pulp Fiction (Rtizy's favorite Tarantino movie... 'nuff said)
  • The Secret of Kells (really pretty animation, and some Irish mythology! -Trout)
  • The Fifth Element (rec'd by Foolie: "Good cheesy sci-fi with Bruce Willis and the infamous 'thermal bandage' outfit")
  • Crossroads (rec'd by Rtizy. A blues journey/road trip thingy)
  • [The Illusionist]
  • The Artist (A French black and white mostly silent film done in the style of the classic 20's silent films about a famous silent film actor who has to deal with the rise of "talkies.")
  • Legacy then:
  • Tron:Uprising (not a movie but an animated series and highly recommended by Mel)
  • both Hellboy movies (Ron Perlman, 'nuff said)
  • Across the Universe
  • Unforgiven ("Spaghetti Western" rec'd by Mel; has Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, & Richard Harris)
  • Birdman (rec'd by Mel)
  • [Night at the Museum] (all three?)(rec'd by tumblr & B)
  • Interstellar
  • Mad Max
  • Gravity
  • Ex Machina
  • Boyhood
  • Contact
  • Sherlock Holmes (a la Robert Downey, Jr)
  • The Danish Girl [IMDB Page](Rec'd by W's mum)
  • Looper
  • Red
  • Red 2
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Whole Nine Yards
  • Lucky Number Slevin
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Stranger than Fiction (QB & possibly Trouty)
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Unbreakable
  • The Village
  • The Lobster
  • Youth
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Mr. Holmes
  • John Adams (Mini-Series)

from Sinaas

  • demands recommendations from Sinaasappeltje:
  • Zwartboek
  • De Tweeling
  • Hable con ella
  • Todo sobre mi madre
  • Dancer in the dark
  • Hukkle
  • As It Is in Heaven( Sa som i Himmeln)
  • Amelie (also recommended by Jarne
  • Life Is Beautiful ( La vita e bella )

Animé

(?) = not sure if it'd be good for me

  • Fruits Basket
  • FLCL / Furi Kuri/ Fooly Cooly (?) (CRAZYHEADTRIPOFDOOM!)
  • I My Me! Strawberry Eggs! (?)
  • Lain (not undepressing)
  • Dogtato
  • Love Hina (?)
  • Excel Saga (?)
  • Daa Daa Daa (?) (any relation to the song?)
  • Naruto
  • Shaman King
  • One Piece
  • Scrapped Princess
  • Godamer (robots!)
  • Galgeiger (?)
  • Azumanga Daioh
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Utena
  • Invader Zim (not 'anime', but animated! so there! MOOSE!) (Sor reccomends the little bits she's seen, and sez that we should watch it together)
  • Studio Ghibli:
  • Kaiba (Recommended by drazzy)
  • Lupin (Recommended by Rtizy) Working on These
  • The Big O (Giant Robot Anime recommended by Erika)
  • Band of Brothers (WWII highly recc'd by Mel)
  • Hourou Musuko (rec'd by Mary Zeman, I think?)
  • Mushishi (Parsnip says, "That show is so pretty. And sad. And Beautiful")(?)


Already Seen

A very incomplete list

  • Studio Ghibli:
    • My Neigbor Totoro
    • Spirited Away
    • Kiki's Delivery Service
    • Castle in the Sky
  • Babe (and Pig in the City)
  • The Princess Bride (and the book)
  • Matilda (and the book)
  • James and the Giant Peach (read the book first)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1970s version)
  • Star Wars parts I, IV,V, and VI
  • Star Trek I-n
  • Toy Story
  • LotR (complete)(and the books. repeatedly. like over 20 times over the years)
  • Chicken Run
  • Time Bandits
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Donnie Darko (made my head hurt like math!)
  • Schindler's List
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Inside Man (whoaa. Awesome Movie. Loved it.)
  • Memento (twisty-brain-hurt-in-a-good-gotta-watch-it-again-way)
  • Lost in Translation (surreal)
  • Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit ("I'm Crackers about Wallace & Gromit, Cheese!)
  • Sweeney Todd (Humorous Macabre)
  • The Prestige (Magician Rivalry as you have never seen it before!)
  • Babel (Intense & Odd but left lots of loose ends)
  • Little Shop of Horrors (Gee, you think this movie was influenced by the RHPS at all?)(oh & btw, 2 Fronds Up!!)
  • Children of Men (whoaa. heavy movie, but very well done.)
  • Snatch (The Accents! The Hijinx! The Tangled Web that tied up neatly in the end!)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, and 3! yayay!
  • SLC Punk (i'm totally a Poser. ayup.)
  • V is for Vendetta (Do you remember the 5th of November?)
  • Chicago! The Musical (Pop! Six. Squish. Uh Uh. Cicero. Lipschitz!)
  • Trial by Jury (Andrew Warlow version)(Need to see again & again, it was much better than Cats!)
  • Coraline (Defin'tely has a Nightmare Before Christmas feel to it... Loved it!)
  • Fern Gully (Watched in bits & pieces on youtube with Swinger... hey, there's a bit of an envirnomentalist bent to that movie! who knew? ;D)
  • Hudson Hawk (Rtizy says, "PUT IT ON THE LIST :|")(i did! i did! and i liked it! And, yesss, Bruce Willis too :P)
  • Sin City (rec'd by Swinger; Noir! :D)(It's true! Totally Noir! And loverly! (and yet more conspiracy to get me to like Bruce Willis *shakes fist*))
  • Noises Off! (rec'd by Rtizy)
  • My Favorite Year (also rec'd by Rtizy)
  • Wall-E (Mel says best Pixar Ever)(He's changed that assessment to Up, I believe)(Also, I need to see Wall-E again because the first time was at Sor's at a Very Late Hour and I dozed through parts)(did this! saw it at the beach w/W the summer of 2013)(And again in Nov of 2014 with B&Z! I think no matter how many times I watch it, I will always squee, "Waaaaall-eeeeeeeeee". Always.)
  • Gattaca (Sorcy kinda reccomends this one. It's not life changingly amazing, but it was pretty fun.)(I will never think about my loose hairs in the same way again!)
  • Up (Sad & Sweet, Cute & Funny, but Wall-E is still my favorite Pixar)
  • Inside Out (I rather liked it, but still like Wall-E best)