films worth watching

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xcalibur, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    i just got internet a while ago and i would like a list of films worth watching that camne out the past year or so
    any genre is fine
  2. two40

    two40 Member

    Nov 5, 2007

    Apocalypto - mel gibson extrevaganza. nice flick
    Casino Royale - bond movies take a different path and thank the lords. those cheap one liner filled ones of late were shite
    Children of Men - i wasn't too impressed but many loved this
    Deja Vu - denzel doing his thing. good flick
    The Departed - can't go past this one
    Fracture - wouldn't go out of my way for this but it kills a bit of time
    Kenny - do not miss this. an aussie doco/film. top watch
    Lucky Number Slevin - bit of bruce willis action for ya
    Curse of the Golden Flower - amazing! yimou zhang of crouching tiger hidden dragon and house of flying daggers fame brings to life a family tiff to amazing heights. do not miss this!
    Mr Brooks - good time killer. twisted and fun
    The Pursuit of Happyness - lump in your throat stuff. will smith at his best.
    Reign Over Me - do not miss this one. adam sandler will amaze you with his 1337 acting skills
    Serenity - bit of sci fi in the mix for you. cool movie. don't miss the Firefly series if you enjoyed this. best show ever made and sadly cut. fanbase still growing after it got axed 5 years ago
    The Prestige - poof and you're gone. christian bale doing his thing. he's become a must watch actor. scarlett is hot as always. damn she's a fine piece of work.
    Stranger Than Fiction - will farrell tackles a rom/drama and pulls it off. well written, nice twist. watch out for maggie gyllenhaal, she'll be a huge star one day if not already
    Sunshine - another sci fi for you. interesting take on a possibility of our future
    Transformers - popcorn flick. pretty forgettable
    We are Marshall - feel good.
    Superbad - lol
  3. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

    Sep 8, 2006
    Iran, Tehran.
    recently saw : Oldboy, 1408, Silence of the lambs trilogy (again and again ...), those were good, prestige was good too.

    and off of my all favourite ones, i can tell u about A Beautiful Mind, The Game, True man Show, Amelie, Lost Highway, Ringu, Magnolia, Sin City, The Cell, City of Lost Children, Shawshank Redemption, Napoleon Dynamite.
  4. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Read the Bob Loblaw Law Blog!

    Aug 7, 2007
    United States
    yeah i second test84's vote for Oldboy

    also by the same director in his "revenge series" is Sympathy for Lady Vengeance. Another amazing film.

    check out Julien Donkey Boy as well if you're into demented type stuff. It's by the guy that made Gummo.
  5. jackb

    jackb Member

    Sep 8, 2007
    BORNE ULTIMATUM, best movie of the year
  6. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

    Aug 11, 2007
    United States
    Forest Gump!

    Great movie.

  7. TheNeck

    TheNeck GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 27, 2007
    United States
    Southern California
    If you like sci-fi movies like Matrix, check out Equilibrium, its an awesome movie.
  8. kellyan95

    kellyan95 Banned

    Jul 4, 2007
    United States
    1408 was good, as was Children of Men and The Prestige
  9. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [​IMG] - I guess you'd like it if you're a fan of the series.
    Blow - True story about a drug lord.
    Requiem for a Dream - story of a guy who sells drugs...there's a book about the movie also.
    Resident Evil 3 (You'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD) - Great movie; about Zombies.

    Just what I've recently seen...I'd describe more, just don't wanna spoil anything [​IMG]

    Edit -
    Also, a movie called Shooter. It's a story about a sniper, and it has a huge twist that involves the government. Highly recommend that movie if you like action movies.
  10. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

    Aug 11, 2007
    United States
    Has anyone watched Forest Gump? I feel so alone. [​IMG]

  11. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 5, 2007
    Pan's Labyrinth, Noise (an intense Australian film)... Hmmm that's all I would really recommend, that I have watched and are reasonably recent.
  12. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

    Dec 10, 2005
    United States
    Boxcar #142, Santa Fe rail
    It sucked. You can watch reality TV to see retards.

    Good movies:

    The Last Dragon
    Bumfights v 1-4
    I'm gonna get you sucka
  13. two40

    two40 Member

    Nov 5, 2007
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    you knock Forest Gump and then proceed to recommend utter trash? [​IMG]
  14. madmk

    madmk GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 23, 2006
    This year?
    30 Days Of Night
    Bourne Ultimatum
    Blood Diamond
    28 Weeks Later
    The Departed
  15. xcalibur

    xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Jun 2, 2007
    Sacred Heart
    has the prequel to the departed been released yet?

    btw guys, thanks for the suggestions
    already downloaded quite a few of these and am looking forward to the weekend [​IMG]

    just this year though, because ive seen quite a few films before that but ive been busy the past year so i missed a few releases.

    im gonna recommend you guys 1 film though

    shawshank redemption, one of the greatest films ive seen. EVER.

  16. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

    Oct 24, 2002
    United Kingdom
    South England
    The Host - Fantastic film, drags on a bit but I really really enjoyed it
    Old boy - Probably one of my all time favourite films

    Both are Korean only (oddly enough) so expect to read subs!
  17. chilko

    chilko Member

    Jan 12, 2007
    across the universe is really amazing. stardust too
  18. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Oct 24, 2002
    you can basically watch the whole IMDB top 250 movies ...I've almost watched them all (except for the oldest movies.. I don't like old black n white movies)
    most of them are great and can easily be found on the internets...

    this is the list of movies I've got on my PC and haven't watched yet:
    - bon cop bad cop
    - die hard 4
    - jackie brown
    - the godfather 2 & 3
    - pirates of the carribeans 3
    - reservoir dogs
    - natural born killers
    - last man standing
    - end of days
    - dead zone
    - harry potter 5
  19. Smuff

    Smuff Fossilized Gamer

    Jul 29, 2006
    By the sea
    Little Miss Sunshine - not at all what you expect and some brilliant dark comedy bits in there
  20. Sinkhead

    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

    Former Staff
    Nov 22, 2006
    Across the pond
    The Bourne Trilogy
    South Park: The Movie
    Men in Black
    Coyote Ugly
    Minority Report
    The Matrix

    I prefer comedies and more light-hearted films...

    - Sam