« More thoughts. | Main | More Radio Play »

May 30, 2006

In need of movie recommendations

Hi everyone, I decided that I've not been watching enough movies, so I signed up for Netflix. I already have like. . . 78 movies in my queue, but I want more.

So please, give me the 3 movies I HAVE to see. Go ahead and assume I've not seen any.

Posted by jason on May 30, 2006 10:51 PM


I don't know those 78 movies that you like. If I told you and there're some of them like the movies you saw. :P

But I'll tell you. :D


Posted by: Aom_rock_magical on May 31, 2006 06:17 AM

Princess Bride
Young Frankenstein
Galaxy Quest
If you've seen any of those, replace it with
Runaway Jury
The Last Samurai (REALLY GOOD!!!)
the three X-men movies
:-D enjoy!

Posted by: sha'uri on May 31, 2006 07:46 AM

Cinderella Man - it's a true story and so good!

Posted by: Anonymous on May 31, 2006 10:24 AM

I too am having a hard time watching movie -- my limited free time is taken up with my three favorite shows: 24, Lost, and Grey's Anatomy...who has time to watch a 2 hour movie in between all these great dramas?

Posted by: Anonymous on May 31, 2006 02:59 PM

YES! I'm in the same boat, but at desperate housewives in there too. And sports.

Posted by: jason on May 31, 2006 03:01 PM

go with----
duck soup
animal crackers
a day at the races

can't beat the marx bros

Posted by: Anonymous on May 31, 2006 05:52 PM

white light

Posted by: Anonymous on May 31, 2006 05:59 PM

Have you gotten to see the jewel called Pee-Wee's Big Top? Amazing!!

Posted by: Anonymous on June 1, 2006 08:18 AM

the Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou
Danny Deckchair

Posted by: linds on June 1, 2006 11:06 AM

Walk The Line
Donnie Darko

Posted by: Jenna on June 1, 2006 04:23 PM


Posted by: joe on June 1, 2006 04:56 PM

the new world
the dream team

Posted by: childish on June 1, 2006 07:56 PM

SLC Punk
Office Space
Blaxing Saddles
Lord of War
Man on Fire
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe
Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Resevior Dogs
Kingdom of Heaven
Cinderella Man
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shawshank Redemption (Amazing movie!!!)
The Green Mile
Batman Begins
Saving Private Ryan
The Professional (its sometimes titled as "Leon")
American Beauty
The Snadlot
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Princess Bride
The Sixth Sense
The Village
Sin City

whew... that about does it from my movie collection... enjoy!

Ryan - OWC

Posted by: Ryan (OWC) on June 1, 2006 10:13 PM

OK, thanks all so far, here are my comments:

never heard of it, added it, it looks AWESOME.

Need to explore

Couldn't find it.

Princess Bride - seen it, love it
Young Frankenstein - i need to know more about it.
Galaxy Quest - will I like it even if I don't know star trek?
Runaway Jury - i read the book and liked it.
The Last Samurai (REALLY GOOD!!!) - ok I'll add it.
the three X-men movies - something about these makes me not want to see them, I can't place it.

Cinderella Man - I added it.

duck soup
animal crackers
a day at the races

I'm going to wait a while, I have a bias against old movies

white light I WISH!!!!

Have you gotten to see the jewel called Pee-Wee's Big Top? Amazing!! umm. .. . actually I did see it. . . in the theatre!

the Life Aquatic with Steve Zisou already on my list
Danny Deckchair added
Stay added

Walk The Line
Donnie Darko
all 3 of these were already on my list!

pirates maybe I'll just borrow my friend's ipod and watch the trailer at some point

crash already on my list
the new world already on my list
the dream team saw it and loved it

SLC Punk i'll have to explore this one

Office Spacelove it so much

Spaceballsone of those 'i don't know why but I don't want to watch it' movies

Blaxing Saddlesyeah I'm not a big mel brooks fan for some reason

Lord of WarI will explore

Man on FireI will explore


The Lion The Witch and The WardrobeLOVE IT

SnatchSaw it and liked it

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrelsbetter that snatch

Resevior Dogson the list

Dogmasaw it and loved it

Kingdom of Heavenalready on the list

Cinderella Manadded

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mindsaw it and LOVED it

Collateralneed to explore

Shawshank Redemption (Amazing movie!!!)YES YES YES

The Green MileAgree, love this one

Gladiatorthis one too, amazing

Batman Beginsfavorite movie of last year maybe

Saving Private Ryanyes, I love this one

The Professional (its sometimes titled as "Leon")need to explore

American Beautyloved it

The Snadlot will have to explore

Monty Python and the Holy Grail the best

The Princess Bride loved it

Airplane yes, hilarious

Signs just a great movie

The Sixth Sense his best

The Village I loved this one too

Sin City need to explore

Posted by: jason on June 1, 2006 10:46 PM

Movies that haven't been mentioned yet even though they are great:

High Fidelity - one of my favorite movies of all time
The Game - great concept that was done very well
The Usual Suspects - i like kevin spacey
K-PAX - i like kevin spacey
Heat - robert de niro vs. al pacino = winner
Training Day - if you like good cop/bad cop movies, this is the best
Searching For Bobby Fischer - one of the most overlooked movies of all time because it's about a kid and is therefore a "kid" movie, but it's one of my favorites
I Heart Huckabees - i just like the feel of it
Kung Fu Hustle - if you don't mind subtitles, this is one of the best foreign movies i've seen (granted i haven't seen all that many)

Posted by: Anonymous on June 2, 2006 12:18 AM

That last post was by me. Some more movies:

Bloody Sunday
Apollo 13
A Bridge Too Far - check the cast
Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Posted by: SnakeMan on June 2, 2006 12:30 AM

yea you should put the life aquatic with steve zissou on top.... what an amazing movie

if you ever seen it look up A Clockwork Orange, The Virgin Suicides, and Requiem For A Dream.... ummm well those movies aren't like PG rated or anything I think they're all R so yea
But an AMAZING movie thats rated R however is Trainspotting.

Plus a animated movie thats really awesome and one that everyone loves is Spirited Away... its so cool!

Posted by: Poncho on June 2, 2006 05:31 AM

Is the Snadlot the sequel to the Sandlot?

Posted by: ? on June 2, 2006 06:32 AM

Some recent favorites:

The Conversation
Quiet Man
And of course...the Godfather

Posted by: Elizabeth on June 2, 2006 12:20 PM

Not sure if you know this, but they have continued to make movies in the past 3 decades.

Posted by: Collin - band member on June 2, 2006 01:10 PM

bias against old movies? i swear.....why don't you just go burn down a nursing home while you're at it...

Posted by: Anonymous on June 2, 2006 01:24 PM

Horrible movies i've watched(that i can think of now):

blade runner ~ it's supposed to be like a cult classic, but it was horrible, and chaotic.

hostel ~ thought it was going to be a well made gross-out em horror movie, instead it was a wanna be american pie, poorly made, not so gross, and utterly horrible.

The Conversation ~ snore.

A Clockwork Orange ~ a perverted, over the top movie, whose main point is just clouded by all the disturbing aspects of it. don't like much of Stanley Kubrick's stuff.

Resevior Dogs ~ so much profanity... didn't see the point of it. don't like much of Quentin Tarantino's stuff.

Posted by: childish on June 2, 2006 04:17 PM

I agree about Blade Runner.

Posted by: SnakeMan on June 2, 2006 07:32 PM

I really like stanley kubrick's stuff
its usually you like it or you despise it
some people find the movie 2001:Space Oddesey a joke and just :stupid" but i think its completely original and i foudn it funny i mean its completely random with that one part with the infamous dramatic music and the spaceship flying acrodss for like what 20 mins?
a bit pointless in some parts but overall i would give that movie a A-

A clockwork Orange is highly disturbing if you get creeped out easy but people have to remember, its off the book. Kubrick didn't come up with all those disturbing but really at the same time thought provoking images... the author did
but yea... i think for a week i got really haunted by Beethoven

Posted by: Poncho on June 2, 2006 10:02 PM

3 movies...

The Fellowship of the Ring
The Two Towers
The Return of the King

Just kidding. But not really. Did you see Dodgeball?

Okay, 3 real recommendations, none very flashy:

The Straight Story
Haiku Tunnel
Fight Club

Honorable mentions:

The Station Agent
Wedding Crashers

I understand your thing against old movies. I used to have that thing, and I still do to some extent. The concept of watching an old movie just isn't exciting. But I find that when I do see an old movie, I'm blown away. I recently saw Gaslight (1940), and it was excellent. The Philadelphia Story was great too. Holiday Inn... delightful. The dialogue in older movies of repute is often remarkably well-written. It's more stage-like, which makes it less realistic, but much more artistic, in my opinion. And come on, who goes to the movies for realistic? I remember someone saying something about reel life vs. real life. I think that we, as a generation, have an acquired desire to be taken in by movies. This is why realistic prevails over artistic. It's escapism. But I should quit before this turns into an essay.

Oh, and Bladerunner is one of my favorite movies of all time. Great story. Fantastic cinematography, Strong script, direction, and character development. An appropriate soundtrack.

Posted by: Mike on June 2, 2006 10:33 PM

the thing about old movies for me, I normally do end up liking them but. .. it's almost like homework or exercising or something. . . something that I know I'll enjoy and I know it's good for me, but I don't really look forward to it at all.

I have liked Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, Ben Hur, etc. Actually loved them. . .it's just. . . I don't really look forward to watching them.

Posted by: jason on June 3, 2006 12:47 PM

The Straight Story is [i]by far[/i] the worst movie I have ever seen.

Posted by: SnakeMan on June 3, 2006 01:34 PM

I know how to use HTML. Really.

Posted by: SnakeMan on June 3, 2006 01:35 PM

Ok so I'm not going to read through all of these but here are 2 must sees:

1. Slap Shot (come on it really is funny)
2. And of course a bit of a romantic one for the ladies...
The Crow (Come on ladies when has a guy ever come back from the dead to avenge your death?? I'll bet I can say NEVER!)

Posted by: Jagang on June 5, 2006 09:09 AM

Ordinary Decent Criminal

Posted by: Anonymous on June 11, 2006 08:21 AM