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What is a good movie to watch?

I have seen so many movies. I love them, but recently I only run across bad movies or remakes and I've given up hope of finding a really outstanding movie. I really will watch any genre, I'm not the biggest comedy fan however. I love movies where the cinematography is just overwhelmingly great, like in Brokeback Mountain. My favorite genre, were I to pick, would be psychological thriller.

So what are some movies that you really really enjoyed? I have seen lots of movies, so naming very popular movies isn't going to be too helpful.

Update:

I'm glad people suggested foreign movies, as well. those are some of the best.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    My Personal Top 53 (Favorite to least favorite)

    A Clockwork Orange (Not for the faint hearted)

    Memento (Best physiological thriller in decades)

    Battle Royale (foreign)

    One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (psychological)

    Goodfellas

    Trainspotting (Drug themes, really good)

    Fight Club (physiological thriller)

    Reservoir dogs (Good for a low budget film)

    The Dark Knight

    Pulp Fiction

    The Departed (Good vs Evil, with a twist)

    Inception

    The Social Network

    No Country for Old Men (Really good, kind of a modern Western)

    There Will be Blood

    The Godfather Part 1

    The Godfather Part 2

    Apocalypse Now

    Romeo + Juliet (Modern twist on a old story)

    Blade Runner (Sci-fi)

    Se7en (psychological thriller)

    Infernal Affairs (foreign)

    The Shawshank Redemption

    12 Angry Men (really good)

    The Breakfast Club

    The Matrix

    Lock, stock and two smoking Barrels

    Kick-*** (AMAZING Cinematography)

    Watchmen (Again, Cinematography is really good)

    V for Vendetta

    Platoon (War)

    Full Metal Jacket (Not for everyone)

    American History X

    Scarface

    Scott Pilgrim vs The World

    Pans labyrinth

    Kill Bill (Vol 1 and 2)

    Saving Private Ryan

    City of God (Long but good)

    Schindler's list

    The Deer Hunter

    American Gangster

    Sunshine (Danny Boyle at his best)

    Donnie Brasco

    Tropic Thunder (Comedy)

    Forest Gump

    The Hurt Locker (Better than Avatar)

    The Proposition

    28 Days Later

    The Green Mile

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Comedy)

    The Kings Speech

    Other Movies Worth Watching (In no particular Order)

    Donnie Darko

    Sin City

    Dr. Strangelove

    The Thin Red Line (Best War movie of all time. Good psychological themes)

    The Lion King

    12 Monkeys

    Children of Men

    Almost Famous

    Gladiator

    Brave Heart

    American Beauty

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  • Caleb
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Military/war- Generation Kill (Iraq), Band of Brothers (WWII), The Pacific (WWII), Black Hawk Down (Somalia), Letters from Iwo Jima (WWII)

    Comedy- Red vs Blue

    Western- Deadwood (not a movie, a TV show, but its so good that i have to name it), Appaloosa, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, True Grit (remake, i haven't seen the original)

    Gangster- Donnie Brasco, The Godfather trilogy,Boardwalk Empire (another TV show that i had to mention even though u said "movies") American Gangster, Goodfellas, The Untouchables, Public Enemies, Casino

    Action (guns)- The Kingdom, Taken, The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Casino Royale

    Action (sword)- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Kingdom of Heaven, Braveheart, Mongol:The Rise of Genghis Khan, Robin Hood, Troy,

    Apocalypse- The Road, The Book of Eli

    Drama- Wall Street, Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps,The Lincoln Lawyer, Invictus, Blow, Lord of War, You Don't Know Jack

    Family And Kids- Rango, Shrek series, Toy Story trilogy, Madagascar series, Ice Age series

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  • 9 years ago

    Atonement

    Notes On A Scandal

    Amelie

    The King's Speech

    Never Let Me Go (2010)

    To Kill A Mockingbird

    American Beauty

    Pride and Prejudice (with Keira Knightley)

    Remains of the Day

    Fight Club

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Frozen River

    City of God

    Ratcatcher

    Gardens of the Night

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Fallen

    Surveillance

    Let The Right One In

    Love the cinematography in Punch Drunk Love

    If you can put up with westerns, try

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    Source(s): Kings fan as well, so hopefully you'll enjoy some of them.
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  • CJ
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Pulp Fiction: The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

    American Beauty: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.

    America Psycho: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

    Donnie Darko: A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

    Lucky Number Slevin: A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

    Crash: Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a thieving younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife, a racist white veteran cop (caring for a sick father at home) who disgusts his more idealistic younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife who must deal with the racist cop, a Persian-immigrant father who buys a gun to protect his shop, a Hispanic locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid of bullets, and more.

    The Breakfast Club: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

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  • 9 years ago

    lord of the rings movies, jaws, the star wars trilogy. the god father trilogy, braveheart, black swan, the kings speach, harold and kumar, history of the world part 1, alice the 1988 version, faust by the same director, atonement, feild of dreams, american beauty, secretariat, lilly in the field, training day, rocky, deer huunter, princess mononoke, gladiator, underworld, elizabeth, the first matix, shawshank, pulp fiction, dark knight, psycho, Casablanca, Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, momento, leon the professional, saving private ryan, spirited away, alien, Lawrence of Arabia, taxi driver, clockwork orange, to kill a mockingbird, eternal sunshine of a spotless mind, pink flamingos, das boot, the green mile, back to the future trilogy, the entire harry potter series, full metal jacket, Amadeus, 2001 A space odyssey, Pan's Labyrinth, Labyrinth, downfall, mr. smith goes to washington, Indiana jones trilogy, maltese falcon, metropolis, superman, Hotel Rwanda lion king, sixth sense, platoon, trainspotting, gone with the wind, butch cassidy and the sundance kid, finding nemo, the best man, The Manchurian Candidate, The Battle of Algiers, the princess bride, The Passion of Joan of Arc, all quiet on the western front, kill bill 1 and 2, monsters inc, king kong, godzilla, the scarlet letter, eraserhead, pirates of the Caribbean,and for shits and giggles, deep throat

    Source(s): went though my collection. why do people always give a thumbs down when you give a list of all the movies you love?
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  • 9 years ago

    You need to see taking lives with Angelina Jolie!(horry rouchy thriller) or" the heathers "( my fav!) plus a hot guy that's a bad boy!

    Source(s): There's also shag! Footloose! The breakfast club! Pretty in pink! If u want another good one, watch The Little Darlings! Great movie! Hilarious and becoming of age!
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  • Scott
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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    Source(s): Numerology Life Paths http://renditl.info/NumerologySecrets/?tzRq
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  • try these:

    the hurt locker

    invictus

    the blind side

    valkyrie*

    state of play

    in bruges

    the lord of the rings*

    salt

    brothers

    knowing

    the lovely bones

    inception*

    equilibrium

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