WANTED: Films that make you think recommendations

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  1. Damien Montanile

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    Over the last few years I have become a huge fan of films that make you think or films that are just really strange and obscure in nature (very imaginative) (ala Terry Gilliams films).

    To give you an Idea of what Im refering to below is a list (off the top of my head) of movies along the lines of what I have in mind.

    Brazil

    12 Monkeys

    Lost City of Children

    Memento

    PI

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    the Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    Dark City

    Clockwork Orange

    Anyone care to make other suggestions as to movies that fall into the obscure catagory?
     
  2. Peter Apruzzese

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    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Eyes Wide Shut
    Blue Velvet
    Peeping Tom
    Citizen Kane
    Zardoz
     
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    I am surprised that Time Bandit is not on your list. You will most likely enjoy some of the animi stuff, such as Cowboy Bebop.
     
  4. Damien Montanile

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    oops forgot that one!...yes that is definitly on the list..
     
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    You MUST include Cube
     
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    Here's an obscure/low budget one on DVD: The Lathe of Heaven (based on the Ursula LeGuin sci-fi story). In case you haven't thought enough when done, it includes a Bill Moyer interview with the author as a special feature. (Image quality suffers some, though, as it was a made-for-PBS TV production - on videotape I believe - that has not been stored well.)
     
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    Here's a few of my favorites:
    Santa Sangre
    The Reflecting Skin
    The Ninth Configuration

    Alas, they have yet to be released on dvd... [​IMG]
     
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    Arlington Road kept my mind going long after I walked out of the theater.
     
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    MULHOLLAND DRIVE! It is the best film of 2001, and it really makes you think as well.
     
  10. Todd Terwilliger

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    Looking at your list, I think you would enjoy Dark City as well.
     
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    The film that has left me thinking every day since seeing it this year would be Waking Life.
    Muholland Drive made me think, but mostly just about what the hell was going on in the film itself, rather than about life away from the film.
    However, it appears that both WL and MD have a key point central to the narrative in common. I can't say without spoiling.
    They are both films apparently contained entirely within someone's "death dream", their dream stream-of-consciousness thoughts just before they die.
    In that way, then, they both really do make me think about life.
     
  12. Seth Paxton

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    Also,

    Wings of Desire, definately. Not the City of Angels crap.

    and

    Zentropa

    Both are VHS only at this point, but well worth it.
     
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    The Conversation
     
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    Perfect Blue

    Peter
     
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    Apocalypse Now/Redux

    The Thin Red Line

    Dr. Stranglove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

    Bent
     
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    Jeez, I shoulda read that topic better...
    Oh well, new topic time! [​IMG]
     
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    How about:
    Pleasantville
     
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    Just saw Wonder Boys the other night. A very "thoughtful" film.
    My pick would have to be The Elephant Man. That film always sticks with me for days after I see it.
     
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    I just remember watching The Keep when my parents first got cable. I thought that was pretty wierd... of course, it may have been my drug research at the time. [​IMG]
     
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    Evolution
    Sure made me think about buying an Ivan Reitman film again. Feh.
     

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