Want some movie/TV series recommendations

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by Gundam Eclipse, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Gundam Eclipse
    OP

    Gundam Eclipse True Demon Route

    Member
    1,167
    150
    Sep 23, 2008
    India
    Vortex World
    I want anything that fits the following:
    1. Set in Japan
    2. Romance is not a main focus(If it has romance elements that's ok, but no outright romance movies) and no horror movies.

    I am just looking to watch anything at the moment that fits the above :V It doesn't matter whether it has a great plot or not, I am fine with just mindless action and stuff as well ATM V:
    Something like uh, Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift would be just fine.

    Yes, I am bored as hell D:
    Again, note that I am not exactly looking for awesome stuff, even if its just mindless or cliched, as long as its fun to watch I don't care :V

    NOTE: I AM NOT LOOKING FOR ANIME SUGGESTIONS, KEEP EM OUT K THANKS
     
  2. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,463
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Um, The Last Samurai because I want to be the one person to not give a weaboo anime suggestion.

    EDIT: Also Godzilla, King of Monsters for my weaboo suggestion.

    Godzilla is weaboo, right?
     
  3. Gundam Eclipse
    OP

    Gundam Eclipse True Demon Route

    Member
    1,167
    150
    Sep 23, 2008
    India
    Vortex World
    Yeeeeeeeah, I should probably add that to the OP, I have had enough of anime for now D:
    Gonna look that up, thanks!
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,463
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Oh yeah, MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge).

    It's just a Japanese game show that's been dubbed over but by god is it fucking hilarious. Some great lines:

    "She's a chef at the Lesbian Culinary Institute." "Wait, lesbians cook? I always thought they ate out."

    "Well, looks like those knee pads didn't help her at all." "Actually, they got her into the competition."

    There's about five seasons of it and all of them are really funny. If you want you can buy each season for about $15/each on Amazon. Look it up though, if you're into dirty jokes/humor with the slapstick of Japanese game shows then you'll really love it.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. Gundam Eclipse
    OP

    Gundam Eclipse True Demon Route

    Member
    1,167
    150
    Sep 23, 2008
    India
    Vortex World
    I think I watched that once, some of it, 'twas pretty fun :3
    Gonna see if I can get that!
     
  6. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

    Member
    7,974
    11,500
    Jan 28, 2009
    London
    Frost/Nixon and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,463
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    Oh yeah, there's also You Only Live Twice if you enjoy Bond flicks.

    Also Austin Powers: Goldmember if you enjoy Bond flicks.
     
  8. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

    Member
    3,785
    863
    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    The Returner
     
  9. Gundam Eclipse
    OP

    Gundam Eclipse True Demon Route

    Member
    1,167
    150
    Sep 23, 2008
    India
    Vortex World
    Frost sounds interesting, definitely checking it out
    ALSO GIMME YOUR PS3 SO I CAN DO NOTHING BUT WATCH HOUR LONG CUTSCENES ;O;

    Bond is always awesome, gonna check em out~

    Getting it, sounds perfect to me D:
     
  10. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    I've never seen it, but isn't Battle Royale (the one that everyone compares the Hunger Games to) set in Japan?

    If so, there's my hip-with-the-kids suggestion.
     
  11. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,131
    395
    Jan 1, 2008
    United States

    he said no horror!
     
  12. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Member
    10,254
    17,403
    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    And I complied. It's an "action-drama-thriller film," according to Wikipedia.

    Besides, how can kids fighting other kids to the death in a brutal, horrific, and bloody competition possibly be construed as horror?
     
  13. nando

    nando GBAtemp Addict

    Member
    2,131
    395
    Jan 1, 2008
    United States
    i supposed as long as none of them use a creepy mask it wouldn't be horror.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,463
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    I forgot to mention Kill Bill, Vol. 1. Well, a big part of it takes place in Japan if that counts at all.

    Yeah I'm really stretching the interests here.
     
  15. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,715
    128
    Oct 10, 2008
    Gallifrey
    Well I'm going to pull some anime out of my ass and say Full Metal Alchemist and Full metal Alchemist brotherhood, doesn't matter which one I guess. They're not EXACTLY in Japan but the Area is basically Japan I guess considering it is Anime after all.
     
  16. Gundam Eclipse
    OP

    Gundam Eclipse True Demon Route

    Member
    1,167
    150
    Sep 23, 2008
    India
    Vortex World
    Yeah, no, already watched as well :X
    So yeah, keep anime out k thanks, if I want anime to watch, I know where and what to look for :V
     
  17. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,715
    128
    Oct 10, 2008
    Gallifrey
    Well it was worth a shot considering you weren't really specific on whether you wanted Anime or Not....

    EDIT: Or maybe you were. If the Bold letters were there before hand I mustn't have noticed them o.o
     
  18. bialy_gibson

    bialy_gibson GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    131
    8
    Oct 19, 2007
    Poland
    Shogun TV Miniseries. A bit old, but still great to watch.