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. 

Comments

NorthSideBlueFan

May 28th, 2011 at 8:04 PM ^

from Netflix since about the second week of December. (Yeah, I know I've probably paid for it 2-3x.) Maybe I'll try to power through it this weekend. Is it a real downer?  

If it is I probably dont want to spend my limited free time on it as personal time is pretty tough to come by with a 3.5 month old at home these days. :-)

BlueDragon

May 28th, 2011 at 5:58 PM ^

Starship Troopers is a great franchise and definitely worth watching.  The first two movies take a lot of liberties with the M.I. but they're still very entertaining.  If you like watching Marine-like soldiers vs. Bugs, they movies are right up your alley.  I also recommend reading Heinlen's novel that the movies were based on to get a more complete picture of the M.I. and how they train.  (The book is on the reading list for 3 of the 5 U.S. military academies.)

Maximinus Thrax

May 28th, 2011 at 6:06 PM ^

Inception, or Nosferatu.  Inception is esssentially a slickly produced indie film.  Nosferatu will spook you.  Also, Bridesmaids looks good if you are heading for the cinema.

WMUgoblue

May 28th, 2011 at 6:39 PM ^

Dennis Hopper at his finest in this one. I love Cronenberg movies as well so you might want to check out Videodrome, Scanners, and The Dead Zone.

BlueDragon

May 28th, 2011 at 9:46 PM ^

Blade Runner is great, but it's very VERY slow-paced.

Also, Akira is great, but you should read the books as well to get the whole picture.

Abe Froman

May 28th, 2011 at 8:30 PM ^

im also an indie buff, though havent seen muich in the past year. 

 

consider my advice if you enjoyed any of the following main stream movies:

inception, lucky number slevin, three kings, or syriana.

 

HIGHLY recommend:

king of california

a guide to recognizing your local saints

children of men

 

and here are a few more:

brothers bloom

nobel son

inside job

half nelson

bottleshock

Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus

new york, i love you

smart people

illinoisblue

May 28th, 2011 at 9:14 PM ^

One of the less known Kilmer movies is the Salton Sea. It's one of my favorite movies and not well known.

 

Also prolly seen it but The boondock Saints.. It didn't become popular until a couple years ago.