I'd like to get some good mystery movie recommendations from the 80s on.
It's OK if they veer toward the thriller, like Michael Clayton
, ridiculous like Ford Fairlaine
, noirish like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
, or are a more standard outing with a strong, interesting, well developed detective lead like Zero Effect
. Drawing room mysteries totally A-OK too. Super bonus points if I can stream them now on Hulu plus or Netflix.
posted by jsturgill
on May 16, 2013 -
What are some good movies that straddle the line between character studies and psychological thrillers?
posted by timsneezed
on Apr 10, 2013 -
Several friends and myself were sitting around draining the worlds supply of beer at the end of last summer, and decided to cap off the night by flipping on netflix. We ended up appointing someone to just pick a completely random movie just by the cover after a bit of arguing of what to watch... The trouble is, now none of us can remember what it was called. [more inside]
posted by emptythought
on Apr 8, 2013 -
I am looking for Spanish language documentaries (with English subtitles) that I can watch online, through Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, etc. What are your favorites?
posted by ocherdraco
on Apr 3, 2013 -
Can you recommend the awesomest outdoors/adventure movies that have blown your mind? [more inside]
posted by htid
on Feb 25, 2013 -
Can anybody who's seen the film please tell me what the actual dinner was in the movie My Dinner With Andre? Do you see the protagonists actually order and eat their food? What was the food? Do they comment on it? Does it look nice? Thanks a lot.
posted by Ted Maul
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Spoiler filter - novels/scripts where the protagonist was in a coma/dead (etc) the whole time? [more inside]
posted by tzb
on Jan 18, 2013 -
I'm especially interested in films about writers of color and writers from the global south. Any kind of film is fine - need not be a documentary. But a progressive/radical/critical outlook is appreciated! Particularly looking for films that will appeal to an intelligent but not super-theorized audience - ie, that documentary about Derrida is not
what we're looking for, and even the recent one about Zizek is an edge case. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Jan 9, 2013 -
I've never been to a film festival, but I'm really curious about AFI Fest since I'm taking steps to move to Los Angeles in the next five years and I don't really travel (so I can't go to bigger, similar festivals like TIFF or NYFF). How much do the tickets cost? Do you have to buy a different ticket for each screening? I'm curious how much money I should budget if I want to attend.
posted by JamesAtMidnight
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Depictions of success and failure in American culture? Films, videos, commercials, shows, songs, and other (non-literary) media requested. [more inside]
posted by cymru_j
on Jan 3, 2013 -
A good friend of a friend completed production of an independent film earlier this year. They've submitted it to festivals and are just waiting to hear back now. Does anyone have some stats on how much revenue a typical independently-produced film can hope to make in the US and how much the most popular ones make? How do indie filmmakers actually make money? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Dec 28, 2012 -
Which film versions of "A Christmas Carol" or "Scrooge" should I absolutely watch in the next few days. [more inside]
posted by zizzle
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Film buffs! - Other movies where we never know the characters real names and are only given nicknames? [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Dec 2, 2012 -
Can you give me some examples of short films that are primarily monologues or someone telling a story? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse
on Oct 10, 2012 -
What famous movie scenes and/or lines were not in the script but happened spontaneously or by accident? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Sep 26, 2012 -
What is the best recent thing that isn't gratuitously violent or a documentary, that you've watched on Netflix or Comcast OnDemand this month? [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Help me put together a list of 1980s Hollywood films that indulge in faux Asian magic and mysticism. I'm thinking along the lines of Gremlins, Big Trouble in Little China, Little Shop of Horrors,
and The Golden Child.
Bonus points if the plot kicks off with a wise old shopkeeper selling weird things.
posted by roger ackroyd
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Great Blu Ray or DVD titles (or special editions) only available in the US or titles that are considerably cheaper in the USA? Looking to add to my collection while traveling. [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jul 24, 2012 -
What are some great documentaries about entrepreneurs and startups? (Think: Startup.com, E-Dreams) [more inside]
posted by petah
on Jun 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for movies with such rich production/set/etc. design that you can watch them repeatedly and always find something new. Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on May 16, 2012 -
I'm pretty agnostic about 3D and IMAX both. But some films really should be seen 3D (e.g. Avatar) and/or IMAX (e.g. Dark Knight).
So...if I view Avengers 2D and/or in non-IMAX, will I be missing out? Each option limits my field of showtime options (and increases expense)...
posted by Quisp Lover
on May 13, 2012 -
Please recommend stories about mental battles. Specifically, people overcoming deep-seated fears or beliefs. [more inside]
posted by fix
on May 3, 2012 -
Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
posted by coolxcool=rad
on Apr 29, 2012 -
Hi - film and editorial buffs - I'm looking for examples of movie scenes that capture a feeling through a barrage of edits - lots of quick cuts strung together to add up to tell an exciting story. Like a great dinner scene, for example, that could capture the feeling of being there... This is to show as an example of how film and editing can convey mood and energy viscerally.
I don't have a great knowledge of films, so I'm coming up blank. Any help would be massively appreciated.
posted by gbeenyc
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Help me remember a pair of sci-fi/drama movies a friend recommended several years ago that I've now forgotten the titles of. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername
on Apr 10, 2012 -
Does anyone know where to download any of these Chinese sensationalist pseudo-documentaries made of 9/11 that mix real news footage with clips from blockbuster films? They freely mix fact and fiction, using news footage and illegal clips from Hollywood films. There were three made, with the titles: 1) "The Century's Greatest Catastrophe" (I've also seen it called The Century's Great Catastrophe") and 2) "Surprise Attack on America" and 3) "America's Disaster: The Pearl Harbor of the Twenty-First Century"--all made in 2001. There is a report on them in an article that was in the New Yorker
. Also mention of them made here
. Since they are illegal mash-ups of existing source material, I don't mind if I have to download them from 'questionable' sites. But I'd really like to consult these films for a study I am writing, and would appreciate any pointers as to where to find them.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Apr 4, 2012 -
I just watched Poltergeist, which I am now thinking seems right-wing, almost Catholic. at the end of the movie, the husband kicks the tv out of the room and serene music plays. is this a common feature of the movies of the time? did people kick the tv out of the room a lot in the movies of the 80s?
posted by parmanparman
on Mar 28, 2012 -
I'm looking for movies that have a father that is living well even beyond family life. [more inside]
posted by meantime
on Mar 22, 2012 -
I'm looking for the name of an animated short film involving two humanoids (male and female) who live in a bubble house at the bottom of the sea. After a long argument between the two about venturing outside the safety of their home, one of them leaves the bubble, holds his/her breath on an epic journey to the surface, only to find himself/herself floating alone in the middle of a seemingly infinite sea. I think I saw in on TNT in 1991 whilst tripping balls and it BLEW MY MIND.
What is this animated movie?
posted by mrgrimm
on Mar 8, 2012 -
What are your favorite books (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc) and films about contemporary life in Paris, Munich, and/or Zurich (or their environs)? (Translated into English, of course). [more inside]
posted by tully_monster
on Feb 19, 2012 -
Please recommend me some recent non-English language movies/documentaries that are uplifting/inspiring/funny/have happy endings. [more inside]
posted by misozaki
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I'm looking for films that have writers as the protagonists. I find the films inspiring. My favorite thus far is The Tenants
(2006), which stars Dylan McDermott and Snoop Dogg! Any ideas? Thanks in advance... [more inside]
posted by lrnarabic
on Jan 8, 2012 -
Another "What is this movie?" question. A girl or young woman can't eat her kipper at the family breakfast table, so it is brought out for her lunch, dinner and so on until eventually the cat eats it. It later turns out that the reason she couldn't stomach it was that she was pregnant. 1970s or pre-1970s film; John Mills may have been in it. [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Can you think of any examples of a famous character in a film (or book) who knew the future, or knew that a big event was definitely going to happen, and couldn't cope with that knowledge?
posted by Marzipan
on Dec 8, 2011 -
Looking for something to watch online. Qualifiers: beautiful, no plot, no script, more than a clip. [more inside]
posted by letahl
on Nov 13, 2011 -
I'm currently designing a grade 12 English unit and I'm looking for short stories, poems, or films that deal with issues of race, gender, and/or age. [more inside]
posted by trigger
on Oct 30, 2011 -
Greetings, internet users! I need the best Brazilian movies you know. I've seen A Deriva, City of God, Black Orpheus, and none of the rest. What am I missing? Criteria are loose; basically, set in Brazil, people speaking Portuguese, and what you, O wise metafilterians, have judged to be worthy. Obrigado in advance!
posted by villanelles at dawn
on Oct 29, 2011 -
I lived in Tokyo for a while. I miss it. Please help me find films / TV / music videos shot in Tokyo so that I can indulge my nostalgia. [more inside]
posted by ManyLeggedCreature
on Oct 8, 2011 -