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Purgatory's kind of like the in betweeny one.

Give me your recommendations for creeping, meandering, dream-like movies! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 11, 2015 - 98 answers

Screenwriting for fun and not profit.

I have no aspirations of being a screenwriter; I'd just like to write a screenplay. I've been jotting down and scrawling ideas, on and off, for the longest time. How do I connect 1 to 2a to 2b to 3? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Jun 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Transfer questions

Transfer, the 2010 German movie: questions! (big spoilers inside; avoid if you haven't seen this awesome movie) [more inside]
posted by lorimer on May 25, 2012 - 0 answers

Know any trailers that spoil the film?

Speculation abound that the new Dark Knight Rises trailer actually contains plot spoilers. Can anyone think of other movie trailers that actually give away the movie ending? Clearly this doesn't apply to movies that were books first.
posted by msali on May 23, 2012 - 25 answers

This Is Your Script . . . This Is Your Script Unplugged

Looking for more examples of a plot. Well, more of a structure really. The one from Noises Off, where you are shown how the story should go, then they go through it again, only this time everything goes wrong. Bonus points if they go through it a third time, and it absolutely explodes. [more inside]
posted by Garm on May 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Songs and movies that you know forwards and backwards.

Can you name any songs or movies which feature palindromic structures? In terms of music, I don't mean notes or lyrics, but the sections, eg, CVCBCVC. Movie patterns would be more loose, but one could be settings, eg, starts out in a house, then a car, then a plane, etc, ends in a car, then a house. Another pattern could be the entrance/exit of characters. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Sep 23, 2011 - 21 answers

I hate it when I take a contract out on myself!

Here's the plot: what's the movie(s)? Character figures his/her life sucks but can not bring themselves to commit suicide, so they hire a hitman to do the job. Character finds out life is, in fact, worth living (typically falls in love) and tries to call off the hit but can't because the wheels are turning. [more inside]
posted by victors on Apr 5, 2011 - 16 answers

And it all turns out to be a dream.

Movie device solves everything trope? [more inside]
posted by theredpen on Mar 4, 2011 - 16 answers

How to find a movie title from remembered details?

How to find a movie title, given plot details? On the web, without bothering humans. [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Oct 11, 2010 - 4 answers

What movie was this plot element in?

Plot identification: "X should have never been made a Y, but I pulled some strings to get him through and he got { killed | maimed | lost } while Ying! Oh noes!" [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Movies like Ocean's 11?

Recommend to me some movies similar in style and pace to Ocean's 11, please! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Mar 13, 2009 - 36 answers

Movie with plot and running times that match

Are there any non-documentary films where the duration of the plot matches the length of the film? For example, a 90 minute snapshot of a relationship, a journey, a battle... or whatever.
posted by punkfloyd on Jul 18, 2008 - 27 answers

Movies with multiple plot twists

Tell me thriller/mystery movies have lots of plot twists, like in "The Game." Spoilers inside as examples. [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jun 9, 2008 - 40 answers

are red herrings overdone at this point in the movies?

Are movie audiences today too trained to anticipate a plot twist? (OP does not contain spoilers. Future comments might.) [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Jan 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Yeah, but why.

Eastern Promise plot explanation. (spoilers) [more inside]
posted by 517 on Sep 21, 2007 - 2 answers

The Borne Curiosity

At the beginning of "The Borne Identity", why did Jason have a bank account number implanted in his hip? [more inside]
posted by rentalkarma on Aug 13, 2007 - 33 answers

movie plot

Name of movie where man has foreknowledge that young woman will be killed while crossing a busy intersection, and he tries to prevent it.
posted by mqr13 on Jun 4, 2007 - 11 answers

Children of men.

Is there a good site for discussing movies? One that doesn't degenerate into stupid flame wars? [possible SPOILERS] [more inside]
posted by Telf on Jan 7, 2007 - 19 answers

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