OT-Movie Recommendations

Submitted by marc_from_novi on November 8th, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I gotta get away from watching football tonight. Anyone have a good movie recommendation?

Comments

bouje

November 8th, 2009 at 7:04 PM ^

I really enjoy:
shawkshank redemption
se7en
saving private Ryan
pulp fiction
American history x
requiem for a dream
American beauty
primal fear
the shining
silence of the lambs
red dragon

ChiliDog

November 8th, 2009 at 8:16 PM ^

I laughed my ass off during that waste of $13.50. Do people really believe this fake crap? OMG a shadow moving on a door! AAAAAHHHHHH! Exorcist was scary. If you want a great funny movie, Grandma's Boy is gut busting and the series from HBO, East Bound and Down, is great as well.

HartAttack20

November 8th, 2009 at 8:46 PM ^

I agree that I laughed a good amount during the movie in the theatre. However, I would say that it would be a TON scarier if you were watching it at home all by yourself. It might still not be that bad, but it would be worse guaranteed. I still thought it was an interesting/good/well done movie and I'm not upset that I went to see it. I enjoyed it even if I wasn't extremely scared. I would recommend it. Grandma's Boy is a great movie and I recently watched Strange Wilderness and that was pretty good as well.

blueblueblue

November 8th, 2009 at 7:11 PM ^

Yes - King of Belch Strikes Back, starring Steve Buscemi as KOB and Dwayne Johnson as the 'moderator with muscles' who finally brings him down. Also, Janeane Garofalo as KOB's cousin/girlfriend, and Elisha Cuthbert as the moderator's intern/sidekick/fuck buddy. Rated R for extreme violence and nudity.

BlockM

November 8th, 2009 at 7:59 PM ^

All the suggestions have been good thus far. A few more:

-The BBC (original) version of The Office. You'll need to pay close attention to catch everything though.
-Adventureland. Surprisingly entertaining.
-Snakes on a Plane if you're looking to just shut your brain off and laugh for a while.

Mgobowl

November 8th, 2009 at 8:24 PM ^

but I did in fact enjoy PS I Love You. I initially thought it was a stupid chick flick, however everyone I asked said it was a really good movie. I figured what the hell do I have lose by watching this? The respect of my fellow men? Maybe. So I watched alone because I didn't want to be caught with it. I soon realized that it was one of the few well written and original films I had seen in a while (especially with the comic books and remakes). Yes it is sad at times and dammit I do cry, but it is now one of my favorite movies. I highly recommend it.

BrayBray1

November 8th, 2009 at 9:13 PM ^

Funny, action-packed, with some supernatural elements. The perfect movie really. Or, you could watch a newer movie...Trick'r'Treat came out last month and it was pretty awesome, its an horror anthology that takes place on Halloween night...and thats all i'm going to say. Its pretty cool though so defenitly check it out.

pontoon

November 8th, 2009 at 9:33 PM ^

Go with Snatch, one of my favorites.

One of my favorite quotes from the movie that kind of sums up mGoBoard lately too: "You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity."

mstier

November 8th, 2009 at 9:42 PM ^

I know it's a few days after Halloween, but if you can find a copy of Trick R Treat I think you might enjoy it. It's a horror anthology, which recreates some of the Halloween myths in a series of linked stories. It's spooky, not scary, and in my opinion is quite humorous at times.

If you want straight comedy, you should look into a British TV series called Black Books. They only made 18 episodes across six years, but it's absolutely hilarious. You can probably find quite a few of the episodes on places like YouTube (hint hint wink wink) if don't mind watching on your computer.

Those are my two, non-mainstream suggestions.

A Case of Blue

November 8th, 2009 at 11:33 PM ^

Shaun of the Dead.

Also, you could pick up season one of Damages on DVD. The acting is really good, and the plot is ... engrossing, to say the least. I don't think season two is out on DVD yet, but I could be wrong.

maizenbluedevil

November 8th, 2009 at 11:46 PM ^

Comedies, since that's what you mentioned:

Anchorman
Old School
Wedding Crashers
Zoolander
Dodgeball
Superbad
Step Brothers
Borat
Big Lebowski
Van Wilder
Sex Drive
40 Year Old Virgin
Austin Powers
Napoleon Dynamite
Mean Girls
Juno (Not really a comedy per se, but has funny parts and witty dialogue)
Dumb & Dumber
The Hot Chick
Talladega Nights....
...Pretty much anything with Will Ferrell in it, or Vince Vaugh, or Adam Sandler you can't really go wrong with.