Recommendations for great movies like Pulp Fiction?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dave Campbell, Sep 29, 2001.

  1. Dave Campbell

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    I watched it 3 straight times on DVD, still want to watch it again. Intelligent, emotional, raw, thought-provoking and symbolic movies are makes a movie compelling to me.
    Some examples:
    The Matrix
    Goodfellas
    Once were Warriors
    Blade Runner
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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  2. Jeff Leeds

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    If you liked Pulp Fiction, you'll like Snatch, also Getting Jackie Brown.
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  3. Rick Brown

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    Try....
    Memento
    The Contender
    Requiem for a Dream
    Se7en
    HTH
     
  4. Tom-G

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    How about Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Things to do in Denver When You're Dead?
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    As for the bad rap about the characters--hey, I've seen space operas that put their emphasis on human personalities and relationships. They're called "Star Trek" movies. Give me transparent underwater cities and vast hollow senatorial spheres any day. --Roger Ebert on The Phantom Menace
    [Edited last by Tom_G on September 29, 2001 at 06:26 PM]
     
  5. Keith_R

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    Memneto, Fight Club are 2 that come to my mind.
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    Try Out of Sight and Resevior Dogs. I like those a lot.
     
  7. TheoGB

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    Fight Club is definitely my most-watched DVD. I would add 12 Monkeys to that list, In The Heat Of The Night.
    Theo
     
  8. Rob Lutter

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    The New Kubrick Collection (all of Kubrick's movies are brilliant and thought provoking)
    Reservoir Dogs (SE is coming next year)
    Brazil: Criterion Collection
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Suspiria
    Fight Club (which is by far, my most watched DVD)
    Rushmore
    Pee Wee's Big Adventure (ok... that may be pushing it [​IMG] )
    But those are my favorite intelligent movies and it is just my opinion... mileage may vary [​IMG]
    enjoy
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    [Edited last by RobLutter on September 29, 2001 at 08:06 PM]
     
  9. Bob Graham

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  10. Ted Lee

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    are we recommending movies? if so, there's one that i love to recommend that most people don't know about. it's called http://us.imdb.com/Title?0111149
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  11. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Dave, good call on Once Were Warriors and Aguirre. Try The Ninth Configuration, written and directed by William Peter Blatty (of The Exorist fame) - it's not a horror flick, BTW. Great movie!
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  12. Dave Campbell

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    I will eventually get most of Tarantino, Kubrick and Scorsese films and will definitely check out some of the lesser known films you guys suggested. I never saw Fight Club because reviews were mostly polarized, but now that I think of it, it will be my next DVD for this very same reason. Keep em coming.
    Thanks
     
  13. TheoGB

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    Fight Club is an odd movie. The first time I watched it I thought the ending was a bit rubbish but the second time (you do have to watch it twice) it was good. It gets better each time you watch it.
    Ted, I hope you were being ironic about Shallow Grave. [​IMG] That's a fantastically well-known movie...Well this side of the Atlantic anyhow. Personally I just found it too grim but it's well made and no mistake!
    Theo
     
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    If you liked Pulp Fiction, check out Go. Similar silly narative structure. [​IMG]
     
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    In high school I saw Shallow Grave and the rerelease of Pulp Fiction on a double bill at the local cinema. It was a very good night.
    jeremy
     
  16. Brian_J

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    Excellent recommendations above. Also:
    Usual Suspects
    Shawshank Redemption
    Ravenous
    Brian
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  17. Nate Anderson

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    I really liked Shallow Grave even though it was so darn grim. I dunno, I think that might have been why I liked it.
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  18. Ted Lee

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    1-The Usual Suspects2-Memento3-L.A. Confidential4-Res.Dogs
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  20. Bill GrandPre

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    Try "Blood Simple." or "Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos)".
     

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