Not-specifically-gay movie recommendations

  • NickoftheNort...

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    Apr 11, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    In a partial response to the thread Movie Reviews, which takes on gay-themed movies, I'd like to try a thread for films that are not specifically gay or gay-oriented.

    Personally, I'd like to recommend Paprika, a 2006 animé, because of its attractive use of animation. The story is passable (the hero and her alter ego are "spicy," tee hee) and how it uses dreams / dream logic can get confusing; the visuals and the cacophonous music that accompany them are the main features of this flick.

    For someone as drug-phobic as myself, it can apparently approximate LSD (or so some YouTube comments claims...surely it must be true).

    YouTube: Paprika Trailer
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    Apr 11, 2008 9:50 PM GMT
    Saw [iStop Loss]ITALIC TEXT GOES HERE[/i]last weekend and highly recommend it. Serious plot, good acting, no trite plot turns.
  • Muunrakur

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    Apr 11, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    I LOVE "Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe"

    Its on netflix but doesn't seem to actually exist on DVD... find the VHS!!!!



    this movie is a humorous murder mystery surrounded by GORGEOUS food... oh, I love it so!
  • imperator

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    Apr 12, 2008 1:01 AM GMT
    My favourite three movies are: Contact, V for Vendetta, and Serenity. And wow... it *just* occurred to me now that if those three have any one unifying theme that could tie them all together, it would be freedom.. either of action or of belief.
  • darkeyedresol...

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    Apr 12, 2008 1:11 AM GMT
    Tale of Two Sisters...easily one of the best horror films of all time.

    It can be slightly confusing but the twist of the ending is great, and the entire movie has some great jump moments and overal disturbing psychological tones.

    It is in subtitles but deal with it.

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    Apr 12, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    as for horror films..."Haute Tension" terrified me. TERRIFIED! French horror film. gooood lord!




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    Apr 12, 2008 6:01 AM GMT
    I have a few movies that never get old:

    The Hours* - good book too / Virginia Woolf rocks my world
    Independence Day - It's just awesome
    Y Tu Mamá También* - amazing and sexually liberating
    The Day After Tomorrow - I always fast forward through the love story plot, haha
    La Mala Educación* - twisted, yes, but so good
    Garden State - sophomoric, maybe, but I am 22...also, listen to the sound track, nothing better

    (For those that do like gay themed, the asterisk means it's for you. )

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    Apr 12, 2008 7:51 AM GMT
    Atonement was a very good movie.
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    Aug 23, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    darkeyedresolve saidTale of Two Sisters...easily one of the best horror films of all time.

    It can be slightly confusing but the twist of the ending is great, and the entire movie has some great jump moments and overal disturbing psychological tones.

    It is in subtitles but deal with it.



    ^ This is a great movie! There are so many great Korean horror films that I can't think of off the top of my head.

    Some others that others have mentioned, Serenity and Y Tu Mama Tambien.

    [Rec] was great and the American adaptation was decent as well, Quarantine.

    28 Days Later & Children of Men are 2 of my favorites.
    I realized that most of these have been horror...

    A River Runs Through It, Breakfast Club, and Stand By Me are some other classics that I enjoy watching.