Movies about secret groups/societies...

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  1. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    I just saw Swordfish. Which made me realize that I really enjoy 2 things:

    1: seeing Hale Berry naked and

    2: movies about people/groups who are "above the law". You know the guys that are so secret that our government doesn't even know about them.


    Can anyone recommend any movies about secret groups/people?
     
  2. Jeff Rogers

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    So I married an Axe Murderer.....
    The world is secretly ran by.
    1. The Queen
    2. The Getty's
    3 The Rothchilds and....
    4. Colonel Sanders before he went teds up!
    Ohhhh I hated the Colonel....with his weeee beady eyes.... And that smug look that says... "ohhhhh you're gonna buy my chicken ohhhhhhhhh
     
  3. Brian Perry

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    James Bond?

    Also, how about something like Rosemary's Baby?
     
  4. Rich Malloy

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    It seems like you're looking more for super-villian or star chamber like stuff (hey, how about "The Star Chamber"?), but if you suddenly find yourself really into secret society type things (like the Knights of the Templar, the Rosicrucians, cabalists of all stripes), then put on your reading glasses and pick up Foucalt's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (the author of "The Name of the Rose" upon which the movie was based).
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...080295-8713739
    Also, check out "The Parallax View". It's on DVD, and here's a review: http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s153parallax.html
     
  5. Jeff Willy

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    Of course, there is always the Skulls. A fine piece of filmmaking (or a steaming pile of horsesh*t, take your pick).
     
  6. Danny R

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    The Net starring Sandra Bulloch. A fine piece of Apple advertising. [​IMG]
    Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson. Make certain you don't live on a fault line when the Shuttle is passing overhead.
    Could religeous films like Stigmata count here as well?
     
  7. Patrick McCart

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    Manos, the Hands of Fate.
     
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    The Stonecutters from the Simpsons!

    The Stonecutters Song

    Who controls the British crown?
    Who keeps the metric system down?
    We do! We do!
    Who leave Atlantis off the maps?
    Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
    We do! We do!
    Who holds back the electric car?
    Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
    We do! We do!
    Who robs the cave fish of their sight?
    Who rigs every Oscar night?
    We do! We do!
     
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    For #1, try Monster's Ball if you haven't already [​IMG]
    For #2, the secret society IS the government, but Enemy of the State?
     
  10. Rob T

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    I would say S.H.I.E.L.D. but that Marvel movie isnt even close to being in production, much less in theaters. [​IMG]
     
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    Check out 'the lords of discipline' a movie starring David Keith from 1983. It deals with a secret society at a very well respected southern military academy.
     
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    There's always X-Files, the series and the movie.
    But then, maybe I just like looking at David Duchovney [​IMG]
     
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    Dave Poehlman wrote:
     
  14. Dave Poehlman

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    Thanks all for your input! (I hate when I post a thread and then go on a weeks vacation)

    I liked Swordfish mostly, I liked the idea...

    that there is a ultra rich, ultra powerful guy, performing ultra crime (and thwarting terrorism) who moves among the general public.
     
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    If you haven't seen it, try From Hell. I don't want to say too much though because that'd possibly ruin a couple turns and twists. There's also this movie called the Matrix...a summer sleeper from a few years ago.
     
  16. Brian Kaz

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    Try:

    Brotherhood of the Wolf

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Young Sherlock Holmes

    Indy Jones & TOD

    The Firm
     
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    Brotherhood of the Bell, starring Glenn Ford.
     
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    Skulls is another.
     
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    Magnum Force and on a smaller scale The Dead Poet Society.
     

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