What movies/TV series/anime would I like?

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Dec 6, 2007
  1. jelbo
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    Hey guys,

    At times when I seek some amusement on my telly I can't find anything decent. Besides that I'm not the kind of person that enjoys the everyday mainstream movie/tv series/anime, but I certainly do like some. Based on what I like, what can you suggest me to watch? Generally I like:

    -no cliché's
    -great/intriguing/mysterious story
    -drama
    -no/little romantic stuff
    -attention to detail
    -great acting
    -unexpecting, alternative, not mainstream

    Here are some:

    TV series:

    Taken (sci-fi): awesome story, thrilling, well performed.
    Curb Your Enthusiasm (comedy): great alternative humor, spontaneous, just different as in standing out from the rest somehow.

    Movies:

    The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Stand By Me: great drama, great story, not many cliché's, great acting.
    About Schmidt, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, As Good as It Gets: Jack Nicholson [​IMG]
    Arlington Road: Great story, intriguing, thrilling.

    Anime:

    Samurai Champloo: full of surprises
    Mushishi: attention to detail, great stories, mysterious , relaxing
    Death Note: attention to detail, great story
    BECK: great drama, relaxing

    I hope it's not too broad in a way that you can recommend me anything but whether I like it or not really just depends on undefined things [​IMG]
     
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    cowboy bebop
    its by the same people who did samurai champloo but uses jazz rather than hiphop
    really fitting though, even in highspeed airplane dogbattles
     
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    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is really good. It has a really intriguing story.
     
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    Movies: Irreversible (french), Tell No One (french)... just 2 I watched recently and really liked

    TV: Arrested Development, Extras, The IT Crowd (all of these are a little bit off-centre as far as comedies go, kinda like CYE)

    Anime: Kemonozume, Ghost in the Shell (movies and Stand-Alone Complex series), Black Lagoon, Ergo Proxy
     
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    Well, that got rid of anime/manga altogether. Any given anime is 90% cliché, 10% originality (if they're good), or 100% cliché.

    That being said... 20th Century Boys. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the tips guys, I appreciate it. And yeah, some 'requirements' are a bit too explicit and will rule out the majority. I can have cliché's, but not one cliché after the other. You know as in RPG's: You're the chosen hero the prophecies foretold, blabla. I can have that only just, but when it keeps getting referred to I lose interest.

    Animes as Mushishi, BECK and Death Note don't have that many cliché's imo, they're really unique and surprising [​IMG]
     
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    The Big O
     
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    I second tat. Really superb Anime.
    Try Family Guy for comedy and Bleach (Anime) for Action/Comedy
     

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