Recommend some movies, please!

I have watched all my movies and most of the special features that goes with these movies, so I'm looking for more movies to watch. I like a wide variety of movies. Pretty much anything except for "chick flicks". The only romantic comedies I have ever enjoyed are Shaun of the Dead and Knocked Up. I've seen pretty much all of the superhero movies of the last few years (I refuse to touch Fantastic Four 2). Watched all of the Saw movies in the theatres and am very excited for Saw 5.

I'm not looking exclusively for horror movies, but that is what I have been watching the most lately. Cannibal Holocaust and Feast were the last two movies I watched. Both good. Feast especially. Big stupid gory movie about people trapped in a bar in the middle of nowhere being attacked by monsters. Jason Mewes plays himself (he's Jay of Jay and Silent Bob). Doesn't take itself too seriously, but also doesn't make fun of itself.

Good horror movies, bad horror movies, I love them all. Especially anything with zombies. But anything else is fine, as well. Comedy, drama, sci-fi, I like it all. Foreign films and anime included. Kung fu movies are especially awesome. I'm not terribly picky. Although I'm sort of on a horror and crappy movie kick, I wouldn't mind checking out something really good, like Hotel Rwanda (except not that because I've seen it about half a dozen times). I just can't think of any movies I want to see.

I'll make a few recommendations to those who may share my taste in movies.

Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky can be found in its entirety on Google Video. It's a really gory kung fu movie with terrible special effects, terrible acting, and a terrible story. Totally worth it.

Already mentioned Feast.

Cannibal Holocaust is typical of many old horror movies, in which there is a slow, rather boring build up to some pretty horrible things at the end that make the whole experience worth it. Oh, and lots of nudity, both male and female, with typical 60-70's era unshaven crotch wonders.

A Chinese Dawn of the Dead, called Bio Zombie, starring characters named Woody and Crazy Bee. It's a genuinely good zombie movie.

There is a super low-budget British movie that I think Troma picked up a few years ago called The Evolved. It can be found on the American XBox Live Marketplace, and the description reads: "Two clinically psychotic detectives team up with a heroin-addicted fetus and a ventriloquist dummy to uncover a Neo-Nazi fast food empire that's kidnapping all of London's dogs!" What they don't mention is the shark monster, played by a dude in a crappy looking shark mask.

Alright, so what do the rest of you suggest everyone check out?

MechaSlinky wrote:

I have watched all my movies and most of the special features that goes with these movies, so I'm looking for more movies to watch. I like a wide variety of movies. Pretty much anything except for "chick flicks". The only romantic comedies I have ever enjoyed are Shaun of the Dead and Knocked Up.

Music and Lyrics is great... can't go wrong with old Hugh Grant.

The Ninth Gate is a decent film starring Jonny Depp. The best superhero movie i've seen is The Incredibles...

/random thoughts.

Primer - Time travel movie, not done in the way most movies do. It's a bit of a mindf*ck, and you really have to pay attention to follow it.

Hard Candy - Doesn't really qualify as horror, but it features a healthy amount of psychological abuse. Fourteen year old girl and thirtysomething guy flirt online, meet in real life... scary things ensue.

Kung Fu Hustle entertained me greatly. Hero was more serious and also good.
The South Park Movie gets better every time I see it.
Um, 30 Days of Night has a web thing going on. I only watched the first episode but it showed some promise.
There are just so many, and every chance that you've already seen the ones I could rattle off.

chirs3 wrote:
Primer - Time travel movie, not done in the way most movies do. It's a bit of a mindf*ck, and you really have to pay attention to follow it.

Haven't seen Primer, but your description reminded me of Memento. That is a movie I 100% recommend.

I was pimping Man On Wire last month, but it didn't get much traction.

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/4...

It still holds as my movie of the year.

Primer makes Memento seem like quaint childrens tale, does Memento need a timeline like this to help the noobs get up to speed?

Zorro, the gay blade. More one liners than you can shake a stick at.

chirs3 wrote:
Primer - Time travel movie, not done in the way most movies do. It's a bit of a mindf*ck, and you really have to pay attention to follow it.

I agree with this suggestion 100%. It is a fantastic movie that you really need to watch a couple times to appreciate all the thought that went into it.

I would recommend any movie by Charlie Kaufman, Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Human Nature...

Idiocracy is a great, hilarious take on dystopia by Mike Judge.

Anything by Hayao Miyazaki is worth watching.

King of Kong and Grizzly Man are two newish docs that I've really enjoyed.

I don't know anything about this movie, but I want to see it. It can't not be good.

There isn't really a theme here except that you can't go wrong with anything on this list.

Forbidden Kingdom - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0865556/

Jackie Chan and Jet Li on film together in several awesome tear-up-the-set wirefu sequences. The story has been done a billion times, but it's done with just the right touch here.

Plus you get to see that annoying little punk from Sky High being used as a prop/weapon by Jackie Chan. The building he drops him off of isn't nearly high enough, though.

chirs3 wrote:
Primer - Time travel movie, not done in the way most movies do. It's a bit of a mindf*ck, and you really have to pay attention to follow it.

100%! If you get a copy with subtitles, put them on. I followed the movie a lot better once I could sync what I was reading and hearing.

If you like Final Fantasies, get Casshern.
It's also a bit hard to follow up because they cross technology with faith (Final-fantasy style).

Ugh. I thought Feast was just awful. So I won't recommend anything.

Quintin_Stone, you have failed to mention one of the greatest action movies ever!!

Equilibrium. Its a bit slow to start, but the action scenes are top-notch.

Taidaan wrote:
Quintin_Stone, you have failed to mention one of the greatest action movies ever!!

Equilibrium. Its a bit slow to start, but the action scenes are top-notch.


I can't make recommendations to a guy who liked Feast and considers Shaun of the Dead a "romantic comedy"!

Murder Party and Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.

Well, like I said, I like good horror movies and bad horror movies, and Feast is sort of both. It's mostly just a big stupid fun time, but definitely not something I would buy. Plus Shaun of the Dead is a romantic comedy. It says so on the box!

Man, a lot of great stuff so far! My list right now includes, in no particular order:

Casshern
Man on Wire
Grizzly Man
Memento (been meaning to see it forever but I always forget about it.)
Primer
Hard Candy (same as Memento. I just can never remember it.)
The Ninth Gate
Murder Party
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.
And, if I can find it, The Machine Girl!

The rest of the movies I've already seen, except for Zorro. But I hate Zorro with a fiery passion. Sorry.

I have another movie to recommend! It's sort of a weird little movie nobody has heard about. It's called Strings. It's a drama about a world of marionettes. It's not like Team America where the marionettes are playing people. The marionettes are just living marionettes. Babies are born by being carved out of wood and then strings descend from the sky and are attached to the baby. There's a scene where some marionettes are in prison, but the prison is simply a big room with some bars across the top that keeps them from moving beyond a certain area because their strings get stuck on the bars. The puppetry is also amazingly well-done. There is even a battle scene that looks perfectly natural, as if these puppets were somehow expertly mo-capped or something rather than just moved around with strings.

Haven't seen Primer, but your description reminded me of Memento. That is a movie I 100% recommend.

Memento is good, but I found it a bit depressing.

Potential Memento Spoiler wrote:
[color=white]I'd like to see someone edit it in sequence just to see the movie from start to finish chronologically.[/color]

If you want to watch a good Christopher Nolan film pick up The Prestige.

But Primer is not on the same level as Memento. Watch it twice. It's short and you will get a little more out of the second run. But it's time travel like you've never seen before. And the first words out of your mouth when it finishes will be "What the F*CK did I just watch?" but not in a bad way. Not really in a good way either, really. It's hard to describe.

Okay then. Yeah, Equilibrium is a good choice. Have you seen Grindhouse (Planet Terror, Deathproof)? I'm going to assume you've seen (or are planning to see) the typical big blockbusters (Dark Knight, Iron Man, etc.)? If so, then the more obscure ones. Have you seen Brick? Or 3:10 to Yuma (remake)?

nsmike wrote:
Haven't seen Primer, but your description reminded me of Memento. That is a movie I 100% recommend.

Memento is good, but I found it a bit depressing.

Potential Memento Spoiler wrote:
[color=white]I'd like to see someone edit it in sequence just to see the movie from start to finish chronologically.[/color]

I'm pretty sure the Collector's Edition or Director's Cut or whatever fancy version there is has that as an option.

I'd recommend 'The Host'. It's a Korean creature movie that focuses on one family rather than the larger story. Unlike Cloverfield, however, it actually makes you care about those few people. Speaking of Zombie movies, 'Undead' was an interesting one. Really small budget and it shows, but its an interesting concept. It's worth a view.

A second on The Host if you haven't seen it.

If you liked Feast then definitely check out Hatchet, along with Severance, and I'd throw in Black Sheep (no, not the Farley/Spade flick). They're all along the same lines of Horror/Comedy. *Quintin, be sure to avoid all the movies named above. You won't like them.

If you're looking for just creepy, weird stuff then you might want to check out Sublime and Cube.

If you don't mind subtitles, High Tension and Frontier(s) are both pretty intense, though a bit predictable. The Vanishing (original title Spoorloos.. not the crappy Keifer Sutherland remake) is also an excellent foreign horror flick. Not gory or anything, but up there on the creepy scale. I actually accidentally bought it after Grindhouse came out and I kept hearing the title of this awesome movie Tarantino said he was inspired by for Death Proof and I kept thinking I had to get that. Ya, so I was sitting there watching it wondering when the cool car chase scenes would come up and they never did. But I didn't regret the blind purchase as it's a really good movie (the movie I thought I was getting was Vanishing Point (I've learned the title now), which I still need to pick up some time).

Too many to mention, so I'll just name the first that came to mind: "Delicatessen." It's by the same director that did "City of Lost Children" (which you should watch as well if you haven't seen it). And in the completely opposite direction: "Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter." The movie was made for about $5 and you just can't pass it up with a name like that. Hm... for Kung Fu, "Fearless Hyena" and "Drunken Master" are good Jackie Chan films, and "Master of the Flying Gilloutine" is a classic. And for a random art film, how about "2046." No action, but it's very well done. And since I'm thinking of Chinese films now, I'll also suggest "To Live" and "Mongol."

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Funny and twisted.

Another vote for Primer. I'd also like to recommend Dark City. Fantastic noir film, with a solid story.

BadKen wrote:
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

This is an awesome movie.

Dark City is a solid recommendation too.

House of 1000 Corpses is probably up your alley. The Devil's Rejects is the sequel and probably the better film. But House is bigger and dumber in many ways. How can you argue with Dwight from the Office getting tortured?

I'd like to second the endorsement of Kung Fu Hustle. That's probably my favorite film that I have to read.

If you liked Shaun of the Dead, I recommend Hot Fuzz. It does what for the action genre what Shaun did for the Zombie genre. And since you like horror movies, I'll point out that it's pretty gruesome in parts.

I enjoyed John Carpenter's Vampires back when I first saw it. It's kind of cheesy, but still fun.

I'm sure you've probably seen the Puppet Master movies, but if not you might like them. I prefer the later ones myself, where the puppets are good guys, but they're all good.

End of Days is surprisingly good.

I've always enjoyed Runaway. Tom Selleck plays a policeman specializing in dealing with dangerous, malfunctioning robots. Gene Simmons plays the villain who uses mechanical poisonous spiders and "smart" bullets to kill people.

Judging by the movies you've mentioned, I'm going to guess that you're not a big John Wayne fan, but I'll go ahead and recommend Stagecoach, The Searchers, True Grit and The Shootist anyway. (Also The Sands of Iwo Jima)

I'd also like to take this opportunity to say a word against Memento. I haven't seen it, but my wife studied film in college, and she absolutely hates this movie. Seriously, she gets angry seeing it in video stores. She says the chronological frappe action is just a cover for a crummy, depressing story that serves mainly to jerk the audience around, and in the end there's just no point to it. Of course, I know a lot of people seem to like crummy, depressing stories that jerk them around, so if that's what you're into have at it.

Speaking of movies my wife and/or I hated, but might appeal to someone who likes the Saw series, have you seen Snakes on a Plane? Personally, I thought it one of the most vile, mean-spirited, hateful movies I've ever walked out halfway through. If you liked Saw, you might like it.

Anything by Japanese horror director Takashi Miike. You won't get any of that long-hair-covering-face-little-girl schtick, instead you'd get blood, gore, bondage, and snuff film-like torture scenes.

Try Ichi the Killer and Audition. The Master of Horror: Takashi Miike episode is quite good. The Happiness of the Kataturis is musical-horror-dramedy, if you are into that kind of thing.

EDIT: I noticed I was recalling a different 'Feast' than the one you mentioned. My Feast involves people eating other other people.

Vega wrote:
The Vanishing (original title Spoorloos.. not the crappy Keifer Sutherland remake) is also an excellent foreign horror flick. Not gory or anything, but up there on the creepy scale.

Good choice.

The best horror movie I've seen in years is Three Extremes.

Crouton wrote:
The best horror movie I've seen in years is Three Extremes.

Yeah, Takashi Miike did one of the 3 segments in it. The one with the box and sibling rivalry. The dumpling one had my stomach curl.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
I can't make recommendations to a guy who liked Feast and considers Shaun of the Dead a "romantic comedy"!

Ah. Point taken. I would recommend Frequency. Its a good movie about screwing with the timeline, but not necessarily a time travel movie. I thought it was very well thought out (unlike Timeline, which was a waste of $5).

Galaxy Quest.