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US readers: Is there a good film about your city or state?

US readers: Is there a good film about your city or state? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 15, 2012 - 121 answers

Good as Bourne?

Films of the Bourne Triloy genre? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Jun 26, 2012 - 35 answers

What are some great documentaries about entrepreneurs and startups?

What are some great documentaries about entrepreneurs and startups? (Think: Startup.com, E-Dreams) [more inside]
posted by petah on Jun 24, 2012 - 6 answers

"In space, no one hears you scream"

Should I watch Prometheus? I'm afraid of horror films. [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jun 13, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me find more movies like Martha Marcy May Marlene.

I haven't seen anything like Martha Marcy May Marlene in a long time, if ever. Please recommend more movies I'll like as much. [more inside]
posted by smilingtiger on May 24, 2012 - 32 answers

Exit Music (For a Film)

Just broke up and want some movies to distract and calm down. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on May 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Did you ever notice that...

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 - 54 answers

Do I need to see Avengers in 3D and/or IMAX?

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 - 19 answers

How A went from thinking B to C

Please recommend stories about mental battles. Specifically, people overcoming deep-seated fears or beliefs. [more inside]
posted by fix on May 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me identify the names of these three movies.

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 - 13 answers

Dialogue is the story?

Movies, shorts, and plays: Talking heads or dialogue-heavy? [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Apr 17, 2012 - 21 answers

? Movie scenes with quick cuts and dynamic editorial?

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 - 23 answers

How can I find you if I don't even know your name?

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 - 4 answers

Chinese bootleg sensationalist dvd/vcd about 9/11

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 - 1 answer

what did movies think of tv in the eighties?

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 - 15 answers

Know any films with a father that has a personal life?

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 - 14 answers

What recent French films would you recommend?

What are your favorite French films of the last fifteen years? [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Mar 10, 2012 - 70 answers

"Under the Sea" Cartoon?

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 - 4 answers

The hamsters go in this end and the cans of stew come out the other

What is this machine appearing in a 1950 space exploration movie? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a modern-day moveable feast.

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 - 7 answers

Inspire me in a foreign language.

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 - 12 answers

Films with Writers as Protagonists

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 - 35 answers

What is this film with the uneaten breakfast kipper?

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 - 4 answers

Knowing the Future

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 - 39 answers

Unique horror movie themes!

I'm looking for some unique horror movie marathon themes. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Nov 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Seeking a feast for the eyes. In video.

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 - 19 answers

Short stories, poems, and films about race, age or gender

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 - 21 answers

Terry Gilliam I love you, but you're not what I mean

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 - 22 answers

Recommend me some comedies!

What are your favorite comedy films of the past 5 years? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Oct 9, 2011 - 64 answers

Please help me return to Tokyo without leaving my armchair!

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 - 14 answers

Any good films of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire?

What films portray the battles in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire? [more inside]
posted by richb on Sep 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Be it unresolved

Can you recommend films that have open or unresolved endings? [more inside]
posted by perhapses on Sep 20, 2011 - 29 answers

Flat-Rate Instant Streaming for the Indie/Foreign Film Lover?

Netflix Instant Stream has about 1 out of every 20 movies I search for. I guess I'm too "indie" for them or something. Hulu+ and Amazon Prime aren't much better. Are there any streaming alternatives? [more inside]
posted by MuChao on Sep 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Educational programs and movies

What are some cool kids movies or television programs that are not documentaries, are educational, engaging, and do not simply teach values & behavior? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Sep 13, 2011 - 32 answers

Recommend books and films with a medieval setting.

Help me find books and films with a medieval setting. [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Aug 24, 2011 - 44 answers

does david lynch still keep his head?

In his 1996 essay, David Lynch Keeps His Head, David Foster Wallace describes his three day visit to the set of Lost Highways. In the course of the essay, he describes his opinions of the success or failure of previous David Lynch projects, but did he ever comment on, or publish a review of Lost Highways after the film was released?
posted by mumblelard on Aug 7, 2011 - 1 answer

What novel would make a great low-budget film?

What novel would make a great low-budget film? Any genre. Bonus for strong female lead under the age of forty, but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway on Jul 28, 2011 - 27 answers

In search of cinema awesomeness, help me on this journey

I like the following films, what others would you suggest? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Jun 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Great 70s films

What great 70s films should I be adding to my movie queue? [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Jun 3, 2011 - 61 answers

Books and Films about Southeast Asia *Redux*

What are the books and films that really get across the vibe of cities or regions in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Jun 1, 2011 - 9 answers

SeattleFilter: How can I see the new Terrence Malick film "Tree of Life"?

SeattleFilter: How can I see the new Terrence Malick film "Tree of Life"? [more inside]
posted by Exonym on May 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Ghandi for Girls?

Looking for movies with a female protagonist who fights back in a controlled way. In other words, someone who stays within the rules of the system and is always considered a 'good girl' (even exemplary) even during and after fighting back. Personal info inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 20, 2011 - 40 answers

Bert and Ernie at the movies

What are some homo-normative childrens' movies? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2011 - 44 answers

Help a kid escape for a while

Please suggest some movies for a very sick boy. [more inside]
posted by dinger on May 3, 2011 - 64 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

Most underappreciated movies of the last decade?

What are the most underappreciated (and/or critically-acclaimed but underwatched) movies of the last decade? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Apr 4, 2011 - 120 answers

Recommendations for the 2011 Berlinale

Which movies should I watch at this year's Berlinale film festival? [more inside]
posted by coraline on Feb 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Watching the rebels...

Movies about artistic rebels (preferably with their circles of friends)... [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jan 20, 2011 - 36 answers

Great film thrillers?

The Oxford Murders was a really fun thriller to watch. Any other sleepers out there? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Jan 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Movies set in small sea-side towns?

Looking for films with certain settings, aesthetics, but don't care about plot so much. [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Jan 5, 2011 - 53 answers

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