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]
What are the most underappreciated (and/or critically-acclaimed but underwatched) movies of the last decade? [more inside]
Which movies should I watch at this year's Berlinale film festival? [more inside]
Movies about artistic rebels (preferably with their circles of friends)... [more inside]
The Oxford Murders was a really fun thriller to watch. Any other sleepers out there? [more inside]
Looking for films with certain settings, aesthetics, but don't care about plot so much. [more inside]
What are some recent self- or community-made films way outside the mainstream? [more inside]
I want to travel in space, but I'm stuck on my couch.. [more inside]
I'd like some good recommendations for films that revolve around something being serious business. The more obscure that something is, and the more the move generates unexpected dramatic interest in it the better.
After a recent trip to Walt Disney World in Florida and inspired by the Main Street USA part of the park, I'm suddenly urged to immerse myself in films set in the early 20th century, preferably made in the 50s/60s/70s. The big one that comes to mind is The Music Man, but can anyone help me find any others? Disney flicks are a plus!
Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
What are some interesting visual juxtapositions to look out for in films? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of charming but ultimately stoic and otherwise unflappable characters in print or film. [more inside]
I'm in the mood for films set in days-gone-by at grand country estates, particularly those that center around (or at least include scenes of) large groups of guests. Examples that immediately spring to mind (and which I loved) include Gosford Park, The Remains of the Day, La Règle du Jeu, etc. I ring the bell for the butler and ask for more!
Recommend me some well-made lesbian feature films. Ones I have liked: Go Fish, When Night is Falling, Bound, Desert Hearts, High Art, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love.
Looking for movies about karma, good deeds etc. [more inside]
Like Shelfari or LibraryThing, but for movies? [more inside]
What are some good anime series/films? [more inside]
What are some good films similar in style to Noriko's Dinner Table, Suicide Circle and Hanging Garden? Japanese preferred, but not necessary. [more inside]
Are there any magazines / websites / blogs that cover only short films? [more inside]
Please help me compile a list of any thriller films that involve a group of unchaperoned kids/teens in the wilderness-- specifically stories where the kids are being pursued by bad guys in the woods. [more inside]
Looking for film suggestions along the lines of Lynch, Refn, Jarmusch, Aronofsky, and so on... [more inside]
I want movies where someone is pushed too far and finally fights back. [more inside]
Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
What are the very best/most essential books about Alfred Hitchcock? [more inside]
What's this American movie? I only remember one scene - two guys, holding a third guy in between them (by his legs and arms); they bust in a door, run down a hallway yelling then dump the third guy into a bathtub full of shit. Aired on Australian TV as the Sunday night movie, c1985. [more inside]
Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
Can you help me name three childhood movies based on the briefest snippets of scenes? I have only brief glimpses of scenes from three movies I watched on TV when I was a kid (~35 years ago). For years I've thought about those scenes and I'd like to identify the (probably obscure) movies to which they belong. [more inside]
Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
Can you think of any re-makes that were superior to the original (or even just as good?) The originals of The Browning Version, The Winslow Boy, ...just as examples, were superior to their re-makes. The first Sabrina was wildly better than the later version. Any suggestions for films whose remakes are well worth watching--or actually better than the original?
Are there small databases for music and (less importantly for me), books and movies that are available as sql dumps or flat txt files? [more inside]
Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
FilmFilter: What artistic quality might Shattered Glass and The Ice Storm have in common? Where can I find more of it? [more inside]
Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a cheesy movie from the 1980s -- one of the sort that ran on HBO at 1:00 AM on a Friday night. [more inside]
[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks.
[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks. [more inside]
Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
I want to expand my collection of accents. What movies should I watch? I'm especially interested in regional American, UK and Irish accents, but hearing non-native English speakers is helpful as well.
MovieFilter: I recently watched and enjoyed the film All the Real Girls. Specifically, I seem to enjoy movies that are: slow, subtle, somewhat funny, southern, romantic and a bit long. Any suggestions for more things to fit this bill, or does this one movie meet all of my needs in a way that no other can? Hopefully helpful side note: I saw Up In The Air tonight, and also enjoyed it, mainly for the same sense of calm and subtlety I liked in ATRG.
Two horror films from about 10 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan's "The Sixth Sense" and Alejandro Amenábar's "The Others", basically have the same twist at the end (which I won't describe here). Are there any other films you've seen with the same twist or similar - released either before (ideally) or since?
[CostumeFilter]: My company is having a Hollywood-themed holiday party in two weeks. Please help me think of a good costume for myself and my boyfriend. Difficulty factors: He has a beard, I'm short and curvy. [more inside]
What are the best movies set at Christmas that aren't actually Christmas movies? [more inside]
What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"? (possible spoilers inside) [more inside]
What's a really good, intelligent movie that's guaranteed to make you feel good? Anything goes except anything with talking animals, animation or anything holiday related.
Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
How can I LEGALLY pay for or rent and download movies in the UK without using iTunes? [more inside]
What resources (films, books, websites) can I share with my 13 y/o daughter who has expressed a recent keen admiration and care for the American soldier from the Vietnam War era to the present? [more inside]
Please name some sci- fi space movies that have a team of (at least) four characters, a team of heroes that eventually forms organically over the course of the film (ex: Star Wars.) [more inside]