Movies to Watch Again
Recommended / Memorable Movies
Movie Related Links
Movies to Watch
Comic Book Movies
Movies to Watch Again:
- The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T () - Until Horton Hears a Who, the only?
Dr. Suess' movie. Need to watch this with family. Think I saw it before. Was
skimming Dr. Suess' bio and it seems he did not think much of this film and
it lost some of it's flow in the cutting process too.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas () - this is sweet every so often
too! I LOVE this movie. The is the real Vegas to me.
- Ghost in the Shell (1995)
- The Go Master
(2006) - I think I saw and really liked this movie and should watch it again
- Harold and Kumar go to White Castle () - very funny (comes on TV
sometimes and even then is funny till we surf away)
- Harold and Maude () - Love this one, but try to watch at most
once every ten (10) years, so as to keep it new.
- Office Space () - classic, it's not time yet for this again though.
Everyone working in an office and/or in IT must see this.
- There's Something About Mary () - Just funny; a classic which I
made a point of not watching again as I wanted to enjoy it in the future
- Time Bandits (1981) - Think this would be fun for with my child.
- Tron - Need to show this to the kid, and watch it again anyway,
before the new one comes out
- Wing Chun (1994) - Want to show this to Nastasja
Recommended / Memorable Movies list:
- Ong Bak 1, 2, and 3
- Ip Man movies 1 and 2 (and 3?)
- Basically all the Coen Brothers movies
- Back form Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison () - This was funny and interesting.
I think, backed partly on the end of the movie, that he went "up."
- Two Girls and a Guy () - Staring Robert Downey Jr. Said to be funny
- Nerdcore for Life (2008) - directed Dan Lamoureux and produced
by Crapbot Productions
- We Are Wizards (2007) -
- Kick Ass - Kicked ass! A perfect movie: comic book, camp, over the top violence,
laughs, and likable new & classic charactors.
- Catfish (2010) Henry
Joost and Ariel Shulman - Haven't seen the new FaceBook movie yet, but we
saw 'Catfish' last night, and it was _good_. (You could say Catfish is about
online social networking.) When it started out it felt a little too computer-y,
but then it turned out to create the required immersive element for the film.
This documentry ...felt almost too real; like it was scripted; but I think
it was just well done. Recomended!
- Jake's top Southpark episodes:
- World of Warcraft
- Mickey Mouse / Jonas Brothers
- Kanye West
- The Postman (post apocoliptical Mel Gibson thing?)
- Book of Eli - good reviews
- The Man With The Golden Arm - Nelson (I think I heard in an interview this
was an inspiring / influential movie)
- I Love Him To Death (funny?)
- In the Loop - Recomended by co-worker as a very funny parady with memorable
- Inception (2010) by Christopher Nolan - Enjoyed this. Very imersive. So
caught up in the plot that the action was almost secondary. Thought provoking.
Also disapointing as dreams can be so much more bizare and surreal and without
care for suspension of disbelief, but because the idea of tring to trick people
into thinking it was reality was central to the plot none of this was done.
(Also the dream within a dream thing rang a little hollow: 1) In my experience
one simply segues from one dream / story to another rather thatn nesting them,
and 2) for the relative time speed changes to happen at all past one level
down they would have to be a purposeful result of the dreamer or achitect's
dream; plus 3) the reality of the dream sharing equiptment and the sedatives
are actually only a function of the dreamer.)
- 12 Monkeys (1995) by Terry Gilliam
- A Scanner Darkly () - Really wanted to see this one! Substance
D. Smart flick (first I thought it was weak that they couldn't figure out
the gears on the bike, but then I decided it was a right/left brain thing!)
- Across the Universe (2007) - Beatles music as plot for
60's activism stories
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) by Terry Gilliam - This
movie is a lot of fun!
- Alien vs Predator () - Two classic SciFi / Horror movies and worlds
meet, most excellent concept. The opening sequence (South American pyramid
two Alien vs Predator cycles on Earth prior to the movie's story) is really
all you need (however this is missing from some of the released versions.)
- Amongst White Clouds (2006?) - An unforgettable journey into the
hidden tradition and everyday lives of China's Buddhist hermit monks. Directed
with humor and compassion by one of the few Americans to have lived and studied
at their mountain retreats. 86 min. www.amongstclouds.com
- The Big Blue (1988) - French, story of Jacques Mayol; be sure to
watch the Director's Cut (AKA VERSION LONGUE) and not the America cut.
- Brazil (1985) by Terry Gilliam - Awesome movie which I watched
many times in my youth. Still looking for one of the long brimmed hats the
- Bowling for Columbine (2002)
- Cadillac Records () - well done, good race in America coverage,
nice period piece, some touching performances of singing / recording music.
- Celestine Prophecies () - The book is better, but if in the right
mood it's an enjoyable movie;wikipedia;
nice visuals of auras.
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - Recommended by co-workers. Skip
this one for a short list, but actually not a bad SciFi flick. Great visuals.
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons (200) - Awesome movie.
Give new meaning to the cliche, youth is wasted on the young. Great coverage
of 20th century America, nice treatment of race in America, tight bunch of
linear narratives woven together. A vicarious emotional treat.
- Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
- The Fisher King (1991) by Terry Gilliam
- The Fountain (2006) - Cool SciFi non-linear-ish time jumping -
- Gangs of New York () - Saw this on V-Day; great ultra-violence.
- Good Copy Bad Copy () - FOSS style doc on digital media. Nice.
- Grand Torenio (200x) - Clint Eastwood
- Gung Fu Panda - Some classic Jack Black creeps thru. Some great
fight scenes - my fav is the one over the dumpling.
- Harold and Kumar go to Gitmo - Like the soundtrack, fun movie,
good character dev, hot chicks.
- Horton Hears a Who (2008) - Fun, well done Dr. Suess story adapted
to a movie
- Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - Miyazaki
- The Last Temptation of Christ - The Peter Gabriel soundtrack itself
is enough to recommend it. I think I tried to watch this movie three times
now and fell asleep on different parts each time - but I still loved it and
recommend it and want to see it again.
- Lathe of heaven () - Made for TV movie? This one is very memorable
for me: original context watched in, vivid memory of, effect on my thinking
and following analysis of reality
- No No: A Dockumentary (2014) Dock Ellis, Awesome pitcher, super smart,
enjoyed years of functional illegal drug use, and connected positively and
emotionally with many people.
- Man on Wire (2008) - Philippe Petit, artist, performer, tightrope
dancer. The interview with him in the special features is the best
- Mary and Max (2009) Visually beautiful to me. Love all the little stuff
they made for the sets; the books Max's invisible friend studied rocked.
The Wikipedia page for this movie, under 'Themes',
reads, "The film deals with themes including childhood neglect, friendship, the
obscurity of life, teasing, loneliness, autism (Asperger syndrome in particular),
obesity, suicide, depression, isolation, and anxiety."
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) by Terry Gilliam - A classic,
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no Tani no Naushika,
1984) - Miyazaki
- Paprika () - Surreal, subconscious dream worlds intermesh and cross
over with reality, scared dreams vs. tech, alter egos in dream world
- Pi (1998) - Darren Aronofsky.
Love all his flicks. A great math movie!
- The Prestige () - Cool magic themed mystery drama with a thought
provoking twist at it's end
- Princess Mononoke (1997) - Hayao Miyazaki. Awesome, Nature personified
with Spirits, and with emotional intelligence, against Humans and their logical
intelligence; very Japanese too.
- Repo Man () - This was my favorite movie for a while and I watched
it many times. I remember my Grandparents watched it on their own sometime
after I shared this title with them - they didn't like it much. After that,
and of course since then anyway, I look at it differently and don't like is
as super-much anymore. Still dig the tunes though!
- Requiem for a Dream (2000) - Really feel the rituals of addictive
behavior - Darren Aronofsky
- Run Lola, Run () - Enjoyable, non-linear insofar as some rewinds
or alternate / variable realty threads are used, enjoyed the animation
- Shaun of the Dead (2004) - fun comedy / horror
- The Simpsons Movie (2007) - Loved it!
- Slackers () - This movie was very meaningful for me growing up.
- Spirited Away (2001) - Miyazaki - say no more right? Still haven't
really figured out the whole story, but it's terribly fun and visually satisfying
- Sunshine (2007) - scifi where this is the 2nd ship to go to try
to re-ignite the sun. Interesting character studies, quality SciFi. Lots of
plot holes: Why's the ship malfunction for the auto return? Why couldn't they
swing or retract the comm towers for shield moves? How come it wasn't hot
in the bomb at the end? As they enter Icorius 1 they note that all the dust
is sloughted human skim - so they know someone is alive at that point! How'd
they expect to use the second ship anyway?
- Sunshine (1999) - Jewish identity, immigration, Holocaust. Quality
film with fine acting.
- Superbad () - Very Funny. Sometimes a little painful to watch.
- Supersize Me! () - Yummy...
- There Will Be Blood (2007) - Paul Thomas Anderson. Wonderfully
paced, great character studies, intense interpersonal interactions.
- Touching the Void () – Intense immersive, see courage; need
mobiles off in a dark room
- Trainspotting (1996) - Awesome film, great acting, wide emotional
range, memorable - Just watched Trainspotting (again, only second time
since I originally saw it the first time.) AWESOME Shite. - 10:18 PM
Aug 8th on Twitter
- Trekkies (1997) - Documentary about Star Trek fans, does _not_
mock them, _is_ funny
- The Wrestler (2008) - Fantastic job by Mickey Rourke! Darren Aronofsky,
say no more.
- Up (2009) - Great flick. Aging, maturity, family, regret...
Movie Related Links!:
Movies to Watch:
- Fly Away Home (1996) operationmigration.org
- Transcendent Man (2009) documentary by Barry Ptolemy about Ray Kurzweil's The Singularity is Near
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi - (review
- The Disappearing
- Alice (1988) - Svankmajer
- LIFE 2.0 (2010)
- by Jason Spingarn-Koff
- DIRT! The Movie (2009) -
- Sleep Dealer (2008) - by Alex Rivera. SiFi.
- Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) - Hunter S. Thompson comedy / bio with Bill
- Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009) -
- Women Are Heroes - documentry
Garden of Earthly Delights - Hieronymus Bosch movie?!
- Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
of Silicon Valley
- Insomnia (2002) by Christopher Nolan - Liked his other movies so should
see this one. (Kimlou says I saw it.)
- Valhalla Rising () - Nicolas Winding. Scandinavian. Story of a mute slave
/ warrior named One-Eye who joins a group of Chistian Vikings on a sea voyage
which ends up in the New World.
- Gasland - Josh Fox, documentary
about natural gas fracking and it's horrible environmental effects.
- Below (2000) - Darren Aronofsky
- The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) by Terry Gilliam
- Jabberwocky (1977) by Terry Gilliam
- Bubble (2006) by Steven Soderbergh
- Joe Dirt - co-worker recommended comedy
- Roll Models - co-worker recommended comedy
- Neon Geneseis Evangelion (1990)
- The Hidden Fortress, Kurosawa (1958)
- Noein - to your other self (2005 to 2008) animenewsnetwork.com
- Life 2.0 (Documentary)
- The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) - 24 episodes of anime
- Food, Inc. (2009) - Robert Kenner lifts the veil on the US's food industry
- Precious - She attended two schools in Harlem. The first was the kind the
article criticized, the second went beyond the article in illustrating a good
teacher. But this was Oprah-style Hollywood, where the teacher, principal
and social worker (Mariah Carey) actually intervened in Precious' poverty-cycle
- From Chris H's list of greats/recommended flixs:
- Buffalo Soldiers
- Feeling Minnesota
- In Bruges
- King of California
- Layer Cake
- The Lookout
- One False Move
- Reservoir Dogs
- Thick As Thieves
- Two Hands
- Wonder Boys
- David Attenborough's (1995) The Private Life of Plants (TV)
- Equilibrium - mentioned on Network Security Podcast, sounds like it might
- Cosmic Africa - documentary, indigenous peoples and the cosmos
- Half Baked - sounds funny
- Wings of Desire - Interesting about Angels
- City of Angles - Interesting about Angels
- Still Kicking, Documentary by Gorman (sp?) about driven older artists
- The Ghost and the Darkness
10 environmental documentaries of 2009
- Lost Horizon by Frank Capra (1937) - based on 1933 novel by James Hilton.
- The Botany of Desire
(2009?) - documentary
- Handmade Craft () - documentary
- Autism: The Musical () - Story of some kids putting on a musical for school
- they happen to be autistic
- Pray the Devil Back to Hell () - heard about on TTBOOK, documentary about
a movement of Women in Liberia who brought about Peace through their activism
- Porn: Business of Pleasure
- Star Trek (2009) - Only saw the first half so far. Aside from living up
to meeting its male 13 to 35 audience perfectly it seemed great so far
- Death Takes a Holiday (1934 movie, 1971 TV) - Meet Joe Black (1998) - Maybe
good for learning about death's natural role
- Football Under Cover - David Assman (Germany)
- Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006) - 'Cause I know the album, and
maybe the movie's awesome
- Millions (2004) - Danny Boyle - Want to watch with whole family.
- Harvard Beats Yale - football documentary / cultural piece
- Boiler Room - Recommended as a recession era Sales movie
- Hamlet 2 - (don't really recall what this is, but it sounded good at the
- Relidgious - Comedy satire about religion
- Planet Earth - Beautiful powerful movie
- Idiocyacy - Comedy takes place in the future where people are stupid
- Bottle shock - Wind documentary about a true blind taste test where CA won
over French wines, Napa area interviews
- "Today's Man," Lizzie and Nicky Gottlieb, the problems of adult
- Y Yoga (documentary)
- Fearless Mountain
- True Romance () - standard romantic drama - Recommended by co-worker
- Strange Days (1995) - cyberpunk
- Megazone (1985)
- The Namesake (2006)
- Equilibrium - Recommended by co-worker
- The Postman - Recommended by co-worker
- Misery - Recommended by by co-worker
- Sicko (2007)
- Roger & Me (1989)
- Operation Filmmaker - Nina Davenport
- The Dhamma Brothers - http://www.dhammabrothers.com/
- Wide Awake (2007) - Alan Berliner director, HBO documentary about insomnia
- The Devil's Playground (2002) - Directed by Lucy Walker - Amish Rumspringa
- Weekend () - Godard
- Full Disclosure: A Reporter’s Journey Toward Truth in Iraq () - Brian
Palmer [To the Best of Our Knowledge 08-06-15-A]
- The War Tapes (2008) - directed by Deborah Scranton [To the Best of Our
- Bad Voodoo's War (2008) - directed by Deborah Scranton [To the Best of Our
- War, Inc. (2008) - When it comes to war...America means business; dark satire...
- Hitman () - Recommended by Sharon
- Grindhouse (2007) - Tarantino
- The Cup () - Gentle comedy set in a Tibetan monastery in India,
about a few modern young monks whose interest in World Cup soccer rivals their
devotion to Buddhism. Amusing observations blending religious tradition and
modern life. Subtitles, 94 min
- The Razor's Edge (1984) - From the Bisbee Dharma Film Festival
- Brainman / The Boy With The Incredible Brain
- Peace Is Every Step () - The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hahn.
An homage to one of the great peace activists and Buddhists. His story is
told accessibly, lyrically and simply, and his words resonate long after the
film stops. Narrated by Ben Kingsley. 142 min
- Lust, Caution () - Ang Lee. Check the R not the NC17
- Words of My Perfect Teacher () - Lively, funny Canadian film set
in Bhutan and featuring Khyentse Norbu. An honest and positive look at gurus,
disciples and the path of tantra, showing both human and mystical aspects
of an important and unique relationship. 103 min
- Pan's Labrtenth () -
- Station Agent () -
- Lost in America (1985) -
- FLCL (also Fooly Cooly) () - for NJS
- Shaolin Soccer (2001) -
- Princess Mononoke (1997/9) - for NJS - Miyazaki
- Firehouse Dog () -
- The Da vinci Code () -
- Billy Madison (1995) -
- Rocket Science (2007?) -
- Zen Noir () -
- Walking Life () -
- Alice () - Svankmajer
- Faust () - Svankmajer
- Parrika (2007) - Satoshi Kon
- Millennium Actress () - Kon
- Toyko Godfathers () - Kon
- Aguirre, the Wrath of God () - wikipedia
- The Holy Mountain () - wikipedia
- To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) -
- The Third Man (1949) -
- Bull Durham (1988) -
- The Searchers () -
- Once Upon A Time In The West () -
- A Better Tomorrow (1986) -
- Rashomon (1950) -
- Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) - Miyazaki
- Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008) - Miyazaki
- Idiocracy ()
- The Trip () - The definitive acid movie is The Trip, scripted by none other
than Jack Nicholson, directed by Roger Corman and starring Easy Rider duo
Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper. Because it's wholly in favor of the acid experience
(ad-man Fonda drops a tab and suffers nothing more than a swirly, psychedelic
hallucination on the beach), it was refused a certificate by the censors
- Babettes Feast
- Eat Drink Man Woman
- Like Water for Chocolate
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding
- Ramon Ramon
- Tam Po Po
- Wedding Banquet
War Movies: (Have not yet seen all of these)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) -
- Brothers - A remake which tweaks but does not lessen. Strong window
into the psychological damage solders carry from war.
- Full Metal Jacket () - Enjoyed this one when it came out. Watched
it more than once and made a point to remember that if and when I watched
it again I'd do it in reverse of production, lineally, and see how it is that
- Generation Kill () - (potentially Recommended by an anti stop-loss
- The Green Zone () - (potentially Recommended by an anti stop-loss
- The Hurt Locker (2008) - Gives a nice feeling of immersion among
faceless enemies. Shows the psychological damage solders carry from war.
- Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) -
- Platoon (1986) - Killer, enjoyed this one when it came out
- Saving Private Ryan () - Graphically violent opening scene, moving
- Stop Loss (2008) - Good anti-war movie which still shows the values
of Army families and the reality of survival and the futility of it all. Very
sad and painful. Covers all the negatives of PTSD, yet still should appeal
to the gung ho 15 to 35 male crowd - at least some of the scenes. (Written
prior to watching: Sounds like it might be slow during the cross-con try trip,
but like it has good acting. Maybe a little too preaching to the choir though.)
- The War Tapesl () - (Recommended by an anti stop-loss review)
Comic Book Movies:
- 300 (2007)
- Alien vs. Predator
- American Splendor (2003)
- The Dark Knight (2008)
- Blade (1998)
- The Crow
- Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
- Fritz the Cat
- Heavy Metal
- A History of Violence (2005)
- The Incredible Hulk
- The Mask
- Men in Black
- Mystery Men (1999)
- Sin City (2005)
- Tank Girl (1995)
- V for Vendetta (2006)
- Watchmen (2009)
- Weird Science (1985)
- Bulletproof Monk (2003) - did not, but want to, see this!
- Green Lantern (2011) - coming soon?!
- The Man of Steel (2012) - coming soon?!
- Men in Black III (2012) - coming soon?!
- Untitled Spider-Man Reboot (2012) - coming soon?!
- Thor - coming soon?!
- X-Men: First Class (2011) - coming soon?!
Concert Films: (Have not yet seen all
- Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That! (2006) - Beaties Boys
- Dave Chapelle's Block Party (2006) - Funny moments, great music,
Da Roots kick it; however, if expecting too much or something else
this movie will be boring
- Fade to Black (2004) - Jay-Z
- The Grateful Dead Movie (1977)
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Monterey
- Jimi Plays Berkeley (1971)
- The Last Waltz (1978) - Scorsese
- Monterey Pop (1968)
- Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) -
- Rock the Bells (2007) - Wu-Tang
- Shine a Light (2008) – Scorsese - The Rolling Stones
- Pretty cool - these guys love the music and love each other.
- The Song Remains the Same (1976) - Led Zeppelin
- Stop Making Sense (1984) - Talking Heads - One
of my favs when it came out. Bet it's still pretty cool if I watched it again!
- Woodstock () -
- Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars: The Motion Picture (1973)
- D. A. Pennebanker / David Bowie
- Super High Me - Mildly entertaining, not that amazing.
- Due Date (2010) - Some funny parts. Hard to identify with the hero.
Liked Planes, Trains, and Automobles better, I think.
- I Am Legend (200) - Another post-apocolitical treat. Kind of
fun, good acting, interesting, nice zombie action, but too many plot holes,
especially near the end: How did the woman and the boy get around? How did
they save Will? Most especially, what's up with the supper fast acting virus
and drugs and how does a virus turn people into canabols who can smell blood
and get burned by the sun and seem inhuman yet still wear clothes and set
a trap. I get the feeling the book has them watching him from the shadows
the whole time and there is some kind of culture of the zombies. Animated
special features are great too, but feel from a slightly different universe
than the live action.
- I Love You, Man (2009?) - Funny. They use the word, "Redonkulious."
Good awkwardness. Enjoyed the Rush scenes
- Ice Age Part 3: Last of the Dinos (2009) - Cute, but not as good
as the first two.
- Night at the Museum (2009) - some funny stuff, trying too hard
to be more than the first one and cover too many characters and please everyone.
Amy Adams great asset.
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002) - Amusing. Whiterspoon is a good actor.