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Tirien
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Seeking Films

Postby Tirien » February 3rd, 2015, 1:00 am

I am looking to expand my movie base and am searching for films. I want to say "High quality", but what do I mean by that? What I mean is that I am looking for films of impact. An example would be Band of Brothers or Grave of the Fireflies, Donnie Darko or Memento. I mean movies that makes one think and feel, that really sucks you into an experience that either lifts your spirits ("Spirited Away"/"Up"), crushes your soul ("The Green Mile"/"The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas"), shifts your perspective or helps you rethink something ("Memento"/"A Beautiful Mind"), or tugs at so many emotions you feel like a drained battery ("The Notebook" <---destroyed a younger me).

The movies I listed here are the majority of truly great films I've watched and I know there are a billion more out there, just waiting to eat my sweet, sweet emotions. Also, while I could totally Google some (and I will) I want to get y'all's opinions and first hand accounts.

My search begins with movies in the "drained battery" or "soul crushing" category.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Sergeant Stonzgrinda » February 3rd, 2015, 2:43 am

All the Mornings of the World - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103110/
Art is the language between souls. At its purest, it is the language of the divine.

Ida - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2718492/
Knowing the truth isn't worth the cost, but we just can't stop prying.

Seven Samurai - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/
Do what is right. It will cost you everything, every time, but you will have done what was right.

Cyrano de Bergerac - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099334/
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Re: Seeking Films

Postby LEGION » February 3rd, 2015, 3:34 am

Life of Pi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZEZ35Fhvuc

Somehow one of the most soul-crushing and uplifting films AT THE SAME TIME. The trailer doesn't even... come... close.

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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Kiraleen » February 3rd, 2015, 6:47 am

Photographing Fairies.

The Lion in Winter.

The Hours.

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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Thomas Jarington » February 3rd, 2015, 12:43 pm

Some GREAT choices above, with Life of Pi being one of the best films I've ever seen. I saw it in IMAX... wow.

So, adding a trio of mine:

The Way - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441912/

Lonesome Dove - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096639/?ref_=nv_sr_1
note: this one is 6 hours long (made for TV movie/mini-series), but worth every minute

Pan's Labyrinth - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457430/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Mixed bag of movie treats for you, Tirien
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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Naunet » February 6th, 2015, 2:29 pm

Life of Pi and Pan's Labyrinth definitely get thumbs up from me.

I was gonna suggest them but people already have! *thinks hard* I also really liked The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Amélie, MILK, and The Mist. Go watch "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" if you want to be depressed. xD
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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Ninorra » February 6th, 2015, 4:34 pm

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzy_GM2xriw

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Re: Seeking Films

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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Lukar » February 9th, 2015, 3:13 pm

If you're okay with foreign films, Wages of Fear is an excellent film. Very suspenseful. Or if you prefer an Americanized version you could watch Sorcerer. Wages of Fear is by far the better though, in my opinion.
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Re: Seeking Films

Postby Kiraleen » February 9th, 2015, 4:30 pm

Raise the Red Lantern (Chinese film)

The Incredible Lightness of Being (ignore the blurb, it's nothing near a sex comedy)

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