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War Movie About Just One Battle?

Has there ever been a war movie in which the entire movie depicted just one battle, start to finish? No flashbacks to the home front, no framing devices, not even cutaways to the Generals at HQ in a different location...just the battle?
posted by Bobby Bittman on Sep 6, 2014 - 15 answers

What film is this?

What film is this? Can anybody help? My friend Gioia watched the first half of a movie in the middle of one night in the first 90s. She liked it, but since she was also very tired, so ended up sleeping. The days after she didn't think too much about this movie, but then after a while she found herself wondering and wondering again about it, and still is. She tried to retrieve the old show schedules, but unsuccesfully. So, what movie is this? This is the plot of the first half as she told me. The main character is a middle-aged white man who happens to lose his memory all at once. My friend Gioia doesn't remember the name of the character, nor the presence of some famous stars in the movie. [more inside]
posted by francesco84 on Feb 4, 2014 - 11 answers

What are some good ghost story movies that aren't quite horror?

My partner loves ghost story movies that take out the usual blood-and-gore trappings of horror movies. The Others is a particular favorite. Can you recommend other movies in this unsearchable-on-Netlflix microgenre?
posted by HeroZero on Jan 10, 2014 - 43 answers

Help me identify horror movie that scared me as a child

When I was about eight years old, I saw a horror movie that scared the hell out of me. I'd like to identify it. I ran a bunch of Google searches, but I didn't come up with anything that matches my memory of the movie. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Jan 8, 2014 - 5 answers

90s japanese film about love in faceless corporate world

Looking for a Japanese film I saw prior to 2003. It was a dystopian picture of some people trying to have an office romance in the corporate office landscape of Tokyo - lots of shots of bleak urban concrete and highways and faceless office parks full of conformist white collar employees - in the final scene of the film one of the characters is stranded walking along the edge of a highway. It dealt with a complicated love triangle. I know this isn't the title, but it was something like "Kiss me twice, now hold me I love you" or something a little crazy like that- I believe this film was made in the 90s or the early 2000s. It was in Japanese language with subtitles. There is a slight chance it may have been Korean, but I'm pretty sure it was Japanese. This film may have been discussed by Fredric Jameson in one of his essays as it was screened in a graduate school class on Japanese cultural critique.
posted by cmp4Meta on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

My wife and I have no watched a movie in 5 years. What should we see?

My wife and I have no watched a movie in 5 years. What should we see? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Aug 24, 2012 - 40 answers

Recent Korean Films Worth Watching

What are some recent (last ten year or so) Korean film that's worth watching? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jun 13, 2012 - 40 answers

xxx Nothing Is Fucked Here xxx

What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 10, 2012 - 129 answers

Realistic Jobs In Movies?

What are some movies that portray a career or job or professional really well and accurately? Movies that made you sit up and go " Yep that's what being a lawyer/doctor/actor/food additive executive" is like.
posted by The Whelk on Mar 1, 2012 - 40 answers

Treasure + history + adventure + action = awesome

Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 18, 2012 - 35 answers

What movie did I watch?

What movie did I watch? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Feb 13, 2012 - 2 answers

It's not just "our" thing...

What's the best mobster movie for every country (other than America) that's ever made a mobster movie? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Sep 21, 2011 - 31 answers

What WAS that movie???

In 2005, on Delta Flight 627 operated by Alitalia, somewhere between Chicago and Milan, an Italian film was shown to the mostly empty cabin. After six years, I have been unable to locate it -- any help? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Aug 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me find a print of a movie for screening in a cinema

I am trying to find a copy of a movie from 1994 in 35mm to screen at a cinema. How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by bdave on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Burt Reynolds. Beer Cans. Burping. A lowbrow trifecta.

Burt Reynolds. Beer Cans. Burping. What film was this and where can I find a video clip of this scene on the internet? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jun 18, 2011 - 6 answers

I have an idea for a documentary. Now I just need to see some similar ideas so I can figure out how to do it.

I'm thinking of putting my resources into a documentary on a small quirky themepark that went out of business a while ago. What I need are good examples of feature length documentaries on unusual places so I can see how one would be produced. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Apr 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Question About A Georgian Film

This is a question about the ending of a Georgian film titled Street Days. SPOILER ALERT, of course . . . . [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Jan 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Todd Louiso's "15 Minute Hamlet"

I'm looking for a copy of Todd Lousio's "15 Minute Hamlet". [more inside]
posted by fuzzygerdes on Jan 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Dreamy Japanese anthology film that isn't Kurosawa?

Can you help me remember a Japanese movie I saw that was very similar to-- but was definitely not-- Kurosawa's Dreams? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Dec 20, 2010 - 3 answers

Want to read about fiascos

Looking for books and/or movies about fiascos and disastrous but avoidable situations [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 22, 2010 - 25 answers

Off to the movies in London! But where?

Going with 2 friends to London Dec. 2-6. We'd like to see the new Harry Potter movie while there. Any recommendations to the *best* movie theater available? [more inside]
posted by alchemist on Nov 22, 2010 - 13 answers

US cinema database

Where can I find a database of cinemas in the US, for use in a film website my brother is building? [more inside]
posted by Gonnas on Aug 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me remember a movie where a woman falls through a table

Movie ID: Help me remember a movie I saw on a plane in the 1980's. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 4, 2010 - 6 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

How can I optimize a film script for getting sold?

Selling a film script: I'm starting to write scripts, is there any way I can optimize the type of film/story to maximize the likelihood of the script getting sold? [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Feb 24, 2010 - 25 answers

Please help me identify a movie using only this vaguely remembered scene

There is a movie I saw very distractedly around 1996-2000, featuring a scene I keep thinking about. I don't remember much beyond that one scene but I do recall the haunting mood of the film. I'd like to watch it again sometime, but can't seem to identify it. [more inside]
posted by mindwarp on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Name that 2002 Japanese Movie

Name that Japanese movie: seen onboard Japan Airlines in 2002-2003. Salaryman becomes obsessed with building a space rocket in his back garden. [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Dec 7, 2009 - 5 answers

What are some of the best Italian movies of the last 30 years?

What Italian movies am I missing out on? I'm familiar with the post-war classics, but it's hard to come by more modern stuff in the States. [more inside]
posted by katemonster on Aug 22, 2009 - 11 answers

80s Adventure, Guess the film...

Another, guessthatmoviefilter. I watched snatches of a movie a long time ago and I have been trying to come up with what it was ever since. It's an 80s adventure film. It came around the same time as "The Little Shop of Horrors". [more inside]
posted by Lucubrator on May 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Increasing Movie Memory

How do I improve my film/movie memory? [more inside]
posted by benji on Apr 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Best conversation-fodder movies

What are your favorite conversation-fodder movies? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Feb 1, 2009 - 42 answers

Specific, spoiler filled questions about the movie "Cloverfield

SPECIFIC, SPOILER FILLED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MOVIE "Cloverfield". If you haven't seen it and don't want to know details, ignore this thread. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 21, 2008 - 39 answers

Two practical questions about North Korea.

Two related questions about North Korea: (1) Can anyone point me to a distributor, collector, or other source of North Korean films, either on DVD/VHS or (ideally) on film? (2) How would I go about directing a letter there? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Oct 22, 2007 - 7 answers

What is the Sky Without the Stars?

Who are some people in the film industry I should be looking for in regards to Director of Photography vs. Film Editor? I've already watched movies specifically for the actors and directors. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Sep 26, 2007 - 27 answers

Where are the best cinemas in Paris?

Where are the best cinemas in Paris? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Sep 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Italian transcript of Benigni's monologue in "La Tigre e la neve (The tiger and the snow)"

Where can I find the original Italian transcript of Benigni's monologue in "La Tigre e la neve (The tiger and the snow)" when he talk about what Vittoria's death would mean to him? [more inside]
posted by V-Turn on Jun 1, 2007 - 2 answers

finding movie theatres and showtimes in NYC

Is there an easy-to-use site that lists all movies, theatres and showtimes in NYC. Please, God, PLEASE don't say citysearch! [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 27, 2007 - 14 answers

Movie where an art student manipulates her boyfriend and turns this into

I'm desperately looking for the name of this contemporary US movie [spoilers within!]: [more inside]
posted by V-Turn on May 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Learning about old Thai movie theaters

Is there some sort of Mac program that can monitor a web forum and update me when there are new posts? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Mar 31, 2007 - 5 answers

What are good examples of sound used as a cue in cinematic history?

What are good examples of sound used as a cue in cinematic history? [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Jan 17, 2007 - 36 answers

What is this British movie?

Looking for the name of a British movie I saw about 10 - 12 years ago. Basically, a young Mick-Jagger-look-alike dates various women and redecorates his apartment/house differently for each girl. Thats about all I remember.
posted by holdkris99 on Jan 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Mystery split-screen film

Can you help identify this split-screen movie? It's from at least 8 years ago, featuring a man, his wife/girlfriend, and their baby. Detailed description inside. [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Jan 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Name That Classic Russian (Soviet?) Film

Do you know this classic Russian (Soviet?) film? [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Jul 3, 2006 - 11 answers

which movies are similar to "twelve angry men" ?

Movies similar to "twelve angry men" ?
posted by vincentm on Jun 17, 2006 - 20 answers

Name of this split-screen movie?

What is the name of this movie containing split screens? [more inside]
posted by shortfuse on Apr 29, 2006 - 11 answers

What is the name of this Australian Film?

What is the name of this Australian film? [more inside]
posted by teem on Mar 5, 2006 - 4 answers

Crazy SexBot Women Who Kill

I'm trying to figure out what this murderous-fembot movie was. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2006 - 8 answers

Desperately seeking female British flick title

Movie trivia - killer! Trying to recall a 1960s-ish (?) movie about a knock-out female British hair dresser who decides to improve herself and take continuing-ed university classes - very toff university, very toff professor (possibly Donald Sutherland or Peter O'Toole - except I can't seem to find anything similar on their IMDB career lists). Very along the lines of 'To Sir With Love,' (shot similar also) but focusing on the female's growth from bleached blonde bimbo to an academic over-achiever. Arg, this is killing me. Anyone remember this flick?
posted by eatdonuts on Feb 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Another Lost Movie

Another lost movie. Last seen 1973 in Europe, presumably made that year or slightly earlier (it may never have reached America). Setting: Britain (mostly London?) Pre WWI and just after. Cast: Attractive, British, youthful. No big names that I recall. General themes: I think- women's rights, problems of romance & politics, the pity of war. Two scenes vividly remembered: Young man appreciatively watching a woman on stage, she singing con brio "Votes for women, votes for women, la de da de da da dee!" Final scene young woman sitting in an art gallery post WW1 watching with emotion some "modern" art. I think her young man has died in the war. Scenes less well remembered (VERY POSSIBLY misremembered) generic love scene, generic romantic argument, suffragettes being run in by the police, young man getting a fleeing suffragette out of the way. A UK production, more art house than mass release, but wonderful atmosphere, which is probably why it sticks in my mind all these years later.
posted by IndigoJones on Apr 30, 2005 - 6 answers

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