HELP -- Any Movie Recommendations Based on These Likes Please?

Movies I liked (in no particular order):

Little Children

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Casino Royale (finally a well-written Bond film)

Hard Candy

The Professional (or known as "Leon" in Europe) Special Edition

American Beauty

House of Sand and Fog

Color Purple

Thelma & Louise

Dances with Wolves

Forrest Gump

Shawshank Redemption (incredible!!)

The Fugitive

Batman Begins

The Beast of War

Meet Joe Black

Bourne Identity / Bourne Supremacy

Oceans 11 and Ocean's 12 (hated Ocean's 13)

Kingdom of Heaven Special Edition (4 hours long version)

Kung Fu Hustle

Legends of the Fall

Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan

Pirates of the Carribean 1 and 2 (hated #3)

Solaris (the Sodenberg remake back in 2004)

Inside Man

Speed (hate the sequel)

Die Hard 1 and Die Hard 2

Predator (hate the sequel)

Total Recall

Rocky (just the 1st one)

Rambo (just the 1st one in the forest of some american town)

The Game (an underrated David Fincher filme)

Se7en (incredible!!)

Fight Club Special Edition


Lord of the Rings: Fellowship and Return of the King (found #2 boring)


American Werewolf in London

Poltergeist (a rarely talked about Spielberg film) -- hate the sequels

Jaws 1 (hate the never-ending sequels)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Empire Strikes Back (Return of the Jedi to a lesser extent..others i hate)

Darkness Falls (another good horror)

Exorcist (hate the sequels)

Tale of 2 Sisters (subtitled asian horror film)

Grave of the Fireflies (asian anime war film)


Matrix and Matrix 2 (hated #3)

Lion King

Sipder-man 2 (hated the other 2)



Sixth Sense

King Kong (the recent one)


Raiders of the Lost Ark ... and the Last Crusade

Saving Private Ryan

Psycho (the original B&W)

Rope (another Hitchock classic)

Hudsucker Proxy


Full Metal Jacket

Superman (the original 1977 special edition)

Mothman Prophecy


Terminator 1 + 2 (hated part 3)

The Abyss (Special Edition)

X-Men 2 (hated part 1 and part 3)

The Ring


Update 2:

The Vanishing (the European original -- the American version was good but the ending was a little Hollywood)

Chicago (for its catchy musical numbers and presentation).

I dont like comedies very much since its hard to make me laugh...last good ones i laughed at were:

Meet the Parents (hated the sequel)

American Pie 1+2 (hated part 3)

Trading Places (Eddie Murphy's 1st film)

Coming to America


Airplane (only the 1st one)

Howard Stern's Private Parts

Road to El Derado (funny cartoon)

Toy Story 1 (hate all other 3D cartoons)

My Best Friend's Wedding (surprisingly really liked this--lots of charm)

Dead End (underrated funny horror film)

Essentially I am looking for films that have smart writing with surprises regarldess of the genre type.... Does anyone have any good recommendations?!?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The first movie which comes to mind is Thr3e.

    Thr3e is a little mixture between Hide and Seek (with Robert De Niro) and Saw. It's really a good movie, but my advice would be to not put much thought into it after watching it. It's one of those movies where if you think about it, it ruins the movie b/c logic kicked in and things just didn't make sense.

    The best movie I can recommend is "Identity". It's a very intriguing film to say the least and I really wish more movies were like it.

    Just Like Heaven (It's a romanic/comedy/fantasy). It was better than what I thought it would be.

    A few other suggestions would be:

    The Lake House

    Hearts in Atlantis - This was an exceptionally good film



    Here On Earth

    People Under The Stairs

  • 1 decade ago

    3 Xtremes

    Welcome to the Dollhouse

    Ringu 1 & 2

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I couldn't be bothered reading your whole list... but from what I did read I thought our tastes have a lot in common. So these are a few of my favourites, maybe you'll like them as well.

    Donnie Darko

    Natural Born Killers

    Match Point

    Lost and Delirious

    Four Brothers

    V for Vendetta

    The Princess Bride


    The Fifth Element

    The Warriors

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Dirty Pretty Things

    Austin Powers

    Anyway, I could suggest more but I can't be bothered - and I'm sure this is more than you expected anyway.

    I suggest if you want to research these you use

    Source(s): Here's the link to IMDB:
  • 1 decade ago

    Dr. Strangeglove

    Blazing Saddles

    Office Space

    You said you don't like comedies as much, give those a try.



    El Mariachi

    Indie Choices


    Citizen Kane


    Gone with the Wind

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  • 1 decade ago

    didn't see these movies on your list.


    The Usual Suspects

    Donnie Darko

    The Godfather 1&2

    A Clockwork Orange

    Apocolypse Now

    Eternal Sunshine on a Spotless Mind

  • 1 decade ago

    I highly suggest Notes on a Scandal...fantastic and powerful performances. If you like Little Children, you will love this movie.

    Also, Igby goes down is a great movie with a great cast.

  • Lids
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The Count of Monte Cristo....GREAT movie....

  • 1 decade ago

    Sign. (Mel Gibson)

  • 1 decade ago

    whats the question? i agree with the person below me the count of monte crisco

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