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Wild Tales - Relatos salvajes

It's 6 short stories based on revenge, very well done. It's an Argentinian movie.
 

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If you can find it paying locally, I would recommend the Lighthouse with Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson.
American film noir, thriller, weird/art film. Pretty great.
Loved the movie he was in. Twilight. Fricking total red pill movie EVERYONE should watch
 

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I loved Interstellar and also enjoyed:

Contact (1997)
Moon (2009)
Ex Machina
Europa Report
Mars (TV, Netflix)
Source Code
Life (2017)


Others on top of my head:

Prisoners
Nightcrawler
Joker
Zodiac


If you're into science and like space and stuff I absolutely recommend:

Wonders of the Universe (BBC, Brian Cox)
Human Universe (BBC, Brian Cox)
Cosmos
How the Universe Works
 

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"The Lighthouse" is my pick for best movie of the year (so far). "Ford Vs Ferrari" looks cool. I think the new Scorsese movie will be on Netflix this month which should be great.
 

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Mudbound, hell or high water, arrival, dunkirk, they shall not grow old, true grit, tinker tailor soldier spy.
 

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If you want intelligent entertainment you might have to start looking elsewhere. I'll assume you've already watch most Hollywood movies released up to 2015.

It's time to move on to Japanese media. Japan movies and series are heavily based in philosophy and psychology. Most people dismissed them because the medium looks childish. But Anime was never meant for children.

A good place to start would be:

Ghost In The Shell
Full Metal Alchemist
Haha anime is a rabbit hole- lots of genres, ranging from fantasy-history, to the ‘slice of life’, to of course, NSFW.

Here’s one that stuck with me:

Violet Evergarden is a great anime series to learn on how to develop empathy, and even writing skills...from the POV of a former child soldier.

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Very stunning masterpiece. Not just the animation and soundtrack, but also how the main character, Violet, is tasked to write letters and other stuffs for clients...so she meets with dying mothers, depressed movie writers and even a princess to be married!

It has many hidden tips and principles on understanding people or writing from ground zero...I would recommend it as a must watch for writers.

I believe an Evergarden movie is coming out soon. It’s underlying theme shouldn’t be very different from the main series.

Other movies I have watched which were pretty good:
-Babe- yeah, the talking piglet one
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- I Am Mother - an Australian sci-fi film on how a droid raises a girl from baby to adulthood.
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It raises lots of questions on what motherhood truly is, and somehow mixes it up with the concept of ‘control over determining who is right or wrong’

-The Journey
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This is a local movie from my country, and it’s about how a traditional Chinese father works to accept his daughter’s upcoming marriage with a Westerner- and prepare a huge wedding for them.

Lots of family unity lessons here, and if you also love Malaysian cultural and scenic snapshots, this is for you.

EDIT: Don’t mind the Mandarin or dialects in the last show...I remember they have subtitles, and also smatterings of English here and there...
 

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Haha anime is a rabbit hole- lots of genres, ranging from fantasy-history, to the ‘slice of life’, to of course, NSFW.

Here’s one that stuck with me:

Violet Evergarden is a great anime series to learn on how to develop empathy, and even writing skills...from the POV of a former child soldier.

View attachment 28649

Very stunning masterpiece. Not just the animation and soundtrack, but also how the main character, Violet, is tasked to write letters and other stuffs for clients...so she meets with dying mothers, depressed movie writers and even a princess to be married!

It has many hidden tips and principles on understanding people or writing from ground zero...I would recommend it as a must watch for writers.

I believe an Evergarden movie is coming out soon. It’s underlying theme shouldn’t be very different from the main series.

Other movies I have watched which were pretty good:
-Babe- yeah, the talking piglet one
View attachment 28647

- I Am Mother - an Australian sci-fi film on how a droid raises a girl from baby to adulthood.
View attachment 28648

It raises lots of questions on what motherhood truly is, and somehow mixes it up with the concept of ‘control over determining who is right or wrong’

-The Journey
View attachment 28646
This is a local movie from my country, and it’s about how a traditional Chinese father works to accept his daughter’s upcoming marriage with a Westerner- and prepare a huge wedding for them.

Lots of family unity lessons here, and if you also love Malaysian cultural and scenic snapshots, this is for you.

EDIT: Don’t mind the Mandarin or dialects in the last show...I remember they have subtitles, and also smatterings of English here and there...
I'll definitely watch Violet Evergarden. Where do you watch them?
 

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Is there anything worth seeing? Something recent, or near recent?

Please don't recommend a Superhero or Marvel movie, I hate them.

I like cerebral and human interest movies like Interstellar.

Typically the more action (car chases, shooting etc) there is, the more I hate the movie.

I haven't been to a movie in probably a year, maybe two. Can't remember the last time I was at a theater.

I thought Ad Astra would be good, but I didn't hear anything positive about it.

Midway looks intriguing and might tickle my WWII fascination.

Is there anything worth seeing?

What do you recommend for someone who is sick of tired of rehashed action (as if we need another car chase through the third-world market) and superhero nonsense?
Trouble with the Curve, great movie, guarantee you will enjoy it.
Jasper Jones, kind of an Australian To Kill a Mockingbird.
Rocket Man, great biopic on Elton John.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Old movie Cool Hand Luke is a must see.
Oh and Gran Torino.
 

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Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
A clever and quirky Quentin Tarantino movie.
 
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I'll definitely watch Violet Evergarden. Where do you watch them?
Usually online- the usual to-go-tos are Kissanime and Gogoanime. It’s torrent, but somehow they are allowed to show the anime.

The anime subreddits should have more links, as well as discussion of most episodes.

Once in a while, episodes float around on YouTube. The copyright systems kick in, but the people there find all kinds of ways to keep the vids up, by tweaking the sound level, cutting the opening and ending, or using the ‘education usage’ disclaimer.
 
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Something I do whenever I want to find a new movie:

1. Go on IMDB and find a movie you like.
2. On the right side there's user generated lists. Open up to 10 tabs with the different lists that look appropriate.
3. Go through the lists and find movies that you think you'd be interested in.

That's the easiest way to find great films.

The same way that we're entrepreneurship junkies, there's movie junkies out there that curate the top films and rank them. If you find someone with similar taste, you can easily find dozens of new movies to watch.
 

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Y'all are all so deep and serious. Any comedy fans out there?
Give me some Dumb & Dumber, Ace Ventura, Step Brothers, Superbad, Anchorman, etc.
Agree, comedy is so seriously needed :) That's why the first movie I mentioned here, was a comic one (albeit also with a strong human interest side):
I seldom go to movie theatres. So no advice here. But maybe as back up: watch The Intouchables - Wikipedia if you haven't seen it already. Enjoy!!! :)
By the way, I was referring to this one: The Intouchables (2011) - IMDb. Not to this one: The Untouchables (1987) - IMDb There might have been some misunderstanding there.

I seriously can't remember seeing any other movie that made me laugh sooo often and sooo hard, and that left me in so much tears, tears from laughing as well as tears from emotion. I was so completely and gladly messed up by that movie :) Just a rare combination of absolute perfect comedy and soul teaching.
 

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Is there anything worth seeing? Something recent, or near recent?

Please don't recommend a Superhero or Marvel movie, I hate them.

I like cerebral and human interest movies like Interstellar.

Typically the more action (car chases, shooting etc) there is, the more I hate the movie.

I haven't been to a movie in probably a year, maybe two. Can't remember the last time I was at a theater.

I thought Ad Astra would be good, but I didn't hear anything positive about it.

Midway looks intriguing and might tickle my WWII fascination.

Is there anything worth seeing?

What do you recommend for someone who is sick of tired of rehashed action (as if we need another car chase through the third-world market) and superhero nonsense?
I recommend with your book writing talent it may be time to start a movie script of your own... I mean that sincerely.

Imagine a young person growing up Slow Lane life on earth ...come up with the script, but thoughts like ...he/she gets to a whole new world in space? or somewhere ...where only heavy science, major progress and your mode of thinking is the accepted norm. The real life traveler is hell bent on finding another way ...where they escape the slow lane life and go out to start it in another state, country, planet or galaxy "or" arrives at a place where your perfect world already exists, etc, etc. either way... you get the point.

A hybrid of your books into a movie?
 

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I'm a huge movie buff. In fact, I bought the house I live in today specifically because the basement dimensions suited the movie theater I ultimately built inside of it.

I'm in a bit of a movie rut these days, so I can't recommend anything SUPER recent, except perhaps Joker which I thoroughly and completely enjoyed (I didn't look at it as a Batman film, I looked at it more like a self contained "what if" story and I thought it was damned fantastic).

Here are some of my favorites from over the past few years that I don't think got the mainstream attention they deserved (except perhaps from other movie buffs):

Sci Fi

Moon - Some damn proper psychological sci-fi about a guy on a 3-year mission mining helium from the moon who encounters a bit of a... uhh... personal crisis. The less you know the better before watching.

Arrival - Again, just some damn good sci-fi, also not an action movie. All about communication with aliens. Fascinating.

Ex Machina - Noticing a trend? Such a good movie. Genius creates an AI woman and brings in a tester to see if the creation passes the turing test. So, so damn good.

Annihilation - You've probably heard this one crop up in just about any movie discussion about sci fi since it came out (and for good reason). Has a bit of everything and it's done really, really well.

A Monster Calls - This one is goddamn touching. Like, I'm basically dead inside and I almost cried a few times throughout this film. A monster visits a boy to help him cope with some serious shit.

Colossal - A monster movie, that is only barely about the monsters, and more about a relationship between two people in a small town, and it's super weird, and uhh... yeah.... Do you like saying "what the F*ck?" but in a good way that makes you want to keep watching? This is that movie.

Horror

(Worth noting that I'm a HUGE horror fan and can't stand generic torture porn bullshit, so these suggestions are good damn movies)

A Quiet Place - A great and unique idea about "don't make a noise" done SUPERBLY. It's beyond rare that I have literally no complaints about any part of a horror movie. This one nailed everything.

Overlord - I'm almost hesitant to put this on the list because it's not nearly as "technically good" as the rest from a pure filmmaking standpoint. But it's so fun I just HAD to. It's a "war horror" film about soldiers dropped behind enemy lines the day before D-Dday who discover a secret nazi lab. In short - if you like "B movie" horror from the 80's, but want to re-visit it in a less-cheesy and more modern way, this is that film. If you hate B-movies, hate the idea of secret nazi labs, etc... skip it. I think you'll be missing out but I wouldn't exactly hold it against you.

The Thing (1982) - My favorite film, so I put it on the list, so sue me. If you haven't seen it - you need to. Done. End of story. Goodday, sir.

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil - Such a fun, hilarious take on the horror genre. Two hillbillies get 'attacked' by kids who think the hillbillies are the ones attacking them... it's absurd and lovable and hilarious and even my horror-hating mother in law couldn't stop laughing throughout the whole film.

Cabin in the Woods - you've probably heard of it. You should have, anyway. Easily some of the best horror to come out in a decade. Lots of meta / inside jokes for horror lovers wrapped in one of the best and most interesting stories to come out in forever. I could argue it may very well be the best horror flick ever made.

Action

Baby Driver - Likely will end up being looked back on as one of the best action films of the last 10 years. Great music, great acting, fun story. Must see IMHO.

Upgrade - Like Overlord I'm hesitant to put it on the list because it's pretty "standard" action as far as action films go. That being said - the premise is so fun and unique and enjoyable that I just had to. I was smiling through the entire film in pure delight at every little thing this movie did. Watch it with a friend you can laugh and yell "ohhhh shit!" with.

Logan - You said you hated superhero movies. I get that. I'm tired of them as well. However - this is the ONLY superhero movie that comes ANYWHERE close to being a masterpiece. It's not "perfect" but it's so close that I'm willing to forgive the flaws and see this as a damn fine entry into my "favorite films" list. For reference - no other superhero films come close. The rest are 100% popcorn hollywood garbage (maybe fun garbage, but garbage) while this one actually makes solid attempts at stupid things like "plot" "emotion" "character development" and other silly movie elements that make a movie good.

Snowpiercer - I didn't know whether to put this here or under sci fi. It's dystopian sci fi action... Takes place on a train barrelling around earth, carrying the last remnants of humanity. Absolutely fantastic film.

Drama

Swiss Army Man - Stars Daniel Radcliffe as a corpse. The plot... well... if harry potter were a corpse and all his magic involved using his dead body to help a castaway, this would be the resulting film. Super weird. Super fun. Watch it with someone you can laugh at how F*cking weird everything about this movie is. That being said - I thought it was really, really good for such an absurd plot.

Comedy

Game Night - I did not expect to like this movie. I watched it reluctantly on someone else's recommendation and now think it's one of the best comedies to come out in the last 10 years. If you've ever seen "The Game" from 1997 with Michael Douglas, this is very similar, but absolutely hilarious. I happen to really like Jason Bateman as an actor so that's icing on the cake for me.

Western

3:10 to Yuma - I'm not huge into Westerns but this one was fantastic. Starring Christian Bale and Russell Crowe... I mean.. come on! Give it a watch for the acting alone (the story is also good though).

Historic War ? Is that a genre?

Master and Commander - Russell Crowe (again, so sue me). Takes place during the Napoleonic wars. Bit of a cat and mouse game on the high seas between two ships. Just a fantastic film shot beautifully with an incredible audio track - if you have good speakers, this is a great movie to use them on.

I could probably think of a dozen more but this is probably a good start.
 

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If you can find it paying locally, I would recommend the Lighthouse with Willem Dafoe & Robert Pattinson.
American film noir, thriller, weird/art film. Pretty great.
I remember The Lighthouse, you are right. Also Shutter Island is good but they don't comply with the "new releases" criteria.
 

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Is there anything worth seeing? Something recent, or near recent?

Please don't recommend a Superhero or Marvel movie, I hate them.

I like cerebral and human interest movies like Interstellar.

Typically the more action (car chases, shooting etc) there is, the more I hate the movie.

I haven't been to a movie in probably a year, maybe two. Can't remember the last time I was at a theater.

I thought Ad Astra would be good, but I didn't hear anything positive about it.

Midway looks intriguing and might tickle my WWII fascination.

Is there anything worth seeing?

What do you recommend for someone who is sick of tired of rehashed action (as if we need another car chase through the third-world market) and superhero nonsense?
i like the movies that make you think. Therefor i would suggest the big short, a movie about a bunch of people that shorted the housing market before it collapsed. I thought it was interesting and shocking!

Spotlight:
Is a movie about how they found out that the church systematically hid the abuse of children.
Both movies are not really recent but intriguing nonetheless!

thijs
 

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arrival
12 monkeys
This is what winning looks like (doc about afghan)
 

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“Momento” made my head hurt.

“Live, Die, Repeat” made me like Tom Cruise

“Open Range” has the best lack of dialogue.

Can’t go wrong with the first three Jason Bourne movies.
 

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