OT: Looking for a good movie

Submitted by Dark Blue on May 28th, 2011 at 4:42 PM

So I'm looking for a good movie, now before you tell me I should watch the A-Team or something, you should know I'm kind of an indie movie buff. The last two newer movies I've seen and liked were The Sunset Limited and The Vicious Kind. 


Thanks for your help board. 


EDIT: Jesus I can't spell today. 



May 28th, 2011 at 4:50 PM ^

I saw Hanna. It's not the best movie ever but it's a pretty fun ride. The music by the Chemical Brothers is great.

I haven't seen The Tree of Life, the new Terrance Malick movie, but the reviews have made me really want to see it. It hasn't been released here yet.


May 28th, 2011 at 7:08 PM ^

i was going to suggest this, so i'll just second it.  if there is one time people need to take what I say seriously this is it.


also scott pilgrim vs. the world, but make sure you watch the alternate ending, it is waaaaaaay better.

also brotherhood of the wolf is really good, but its in french  so im not sure you will like it, very action-y

and if you want space sci-fi check out sunshine with cillian murphy


May 28th, 2011 at 7:16 PM ^

Oldboy was one of the most horrifying movies I've ever seen. Really well made, but just awful.

My suggestions to the OP:

  • Leon / The Professional (I never have figured out what the ACTUAL name of that movie is.)
  • Micmacs
  • If for some reason you haven't already watched "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" and/or "Snatch," do so immediately.


May 28th, 2011 at 10:50 PM ^

You guys make it sound like it's Samurai Princess or something (last I checked, also available streaming on Netflix - not recommended). Maybe it's because of the "twist" in the end? If that one little detail was changed, I can see the movie not being as horrifying, as you say. But I still think it's good and worth watching. 

For something much less offensive but still Asian, I'd suggest to the OP some Kurosawa films like Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. 


May 29th, 2011 at 1:58 AM ^

Oldboy is great. It's very intense and graphic but it has my favorite scene in a sushi bar ever.  About 6 years after seeing it, my friends and I still reference that.

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is not as good but it is still alright.  I haven't seen Lady Vengeance yet.


May 28th, 2011 at 8:39 PM ^

so i actually go and find this on netflix per your suggestion and it's available for streaming but apparently they only stream the dubbed version instead of korean w/ subtitles. unless anyone knows a way around this i guess i'll have to get the physical dvd. bummer.


May 28th, 2011 at 10:42 PM ^

A good bit of the movie is narration in the main character's head, so a dubbed version really isn't that bad because no one's lips are moving. I think you should try it out and see if you can handle the dubbing.


May 28th, 2011 at 5:47 PM ^

IIRC it's the only film to ever get two standing ovations at Cannes. It lives up to that, but you're right, you have to be in just the right mood to even sit through Requiem.

The last minute or so might be the saddest I've seen in a movie not involving mass death (the end of Saving Private Ryan is worse, for example).


May 28th, 2011 at 5:41 PM ^

I'm not sure if this is "indie" enough, but if you're into dark comedies, you need to check out "World's Greatest Dad" w/ Robin Williams... the writing is top notch and it is absolutely hysterical.

I don't think it ever came out in theatres b/c it isn't exactly a "mainstream" comedy