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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

Who are the modern DIY autuers?

What are some recent self- or community-made films way outside the mainstream? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Jan 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space.

I want to travel in space, but I'm stuck on my couch.. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Film recomendations are SERIOUS BUSINESS

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.
posted by Artw on Dec 23, 2010 - 28 answers

Film recommendations set in the early 1900's?

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!
posted by onanon on Dec 8, 2010 - 22 answers

Examples of short films that work without much overhead?

Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Spot that halo!

What are some interesting visual juxtapositions to look out for in films? [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Nov 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for charming, but ultimately stoic characters.

I'm looking for examples of charming but ultimately stoic and otherwise unflappable characters in print or film. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Nov 2, 2010 - 58 answers

Films set at grand country estates, please, Jeeves?

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!
posted by scody on Oct 31, 2010 - 29 answers

Recommend me some well-made lesbian feature films.

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.
posted by maryrosecook on Oct 29, 2010 - 44 answers

Movies about Karma and Good Deeds

Looking for movies about karma, good deeds etc. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Oct 16, 2010 - 16 answers

Index cards aren't for me...

Like Shelfari or LibraryThing, but for movies? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 5, 2010 - 11 answers

What are some good anime series/films?

What are some good anime series/films? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Oct 5, 2010 - 45 answers

(Preferably Japanese) Films similar to Noriko's Dinner Table/Suicide Circle?

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]
posted by Senza Volto on Oct 3, 2010 - 14 answers

short film websites

Are there any magazines / websites / blogs that cover only short films? [more inside]
posted by senseofsurreal on Sep 28, 2010 - 1 answer

Rain and Intrigue

What are some films similar in atmosphere to Polanski's The Ghost Writer (The Ghost) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Sep 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Kids of the wood

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]
posted by np312 on Sep 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Looking for movies to check out...

Looking for film suggestions along the lines of Lynch, Refn, Jarmusch, Aronofsky, and so on... [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Sep 3, 2010 - 30 answers

Nuance? I don't want no stinking nuance.

I want movies where someone is pushed too far and finally fights back. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 30, 2010 - 70 answers

Let's eat and travel without leaving home

Please recommend books, movies and TV shows about food and travel. [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Aug 13, 2010 - 26 answers

"There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it."

What are the very best/most essential books about Alfred Hitchcock? [more inside]
posted by fryman on Aug 13, 2010 - 8 answers

What movie is this?

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]
posted by goo on Aug 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times!

Help a complete moron create the greatest drive-in theater night off all times! [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me remember three childhood movies

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]
posted by darkstar on Jul 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Did a documentary inspire "Anchorman"?

Did a documentary inspire Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy? [more inside]
posted by kakakakarl on Jul 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Better the second time around?

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?
posted by uans on May 31, 2010 - 46 answers

Music database

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]
posted by rainy on May 28, 2010 - 2 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

Shattered Glass in an Ice Storm

FilmFilter: What artistic quality might Shattered Glass and The Ice Storm have in common? Where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by sallybrown on May 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Docudramas?

Movies featuring news or documentary footage. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 21, 2010 - 21 answers

Finding 80s late-night movies

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]
posted by eduke on Apr 1, 2010 - 8 answers

[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks.

[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Mar 13, 2010 - 28 answers

Lady Helen's Escapade Location?

Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

Speaking in Tongues

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.
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Feb 24, 2010 - 35 answers

What movies would I like?

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.
posted by broadway bill on Dec 29, 2009 - 26 answers

Horror Twists

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?
posted by Holly on Dec 3, 2009 - 43 answers

Help us recreate iconic film costumes for our holiday party

[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]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 23, 2009 - 17 answers

Movies set at Christmas

What are the best movies set at Christmas that aren't actually Christmas movies? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Nov 16, 2009 - 60 answers

What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"?

What is the meaning of the opening scene in "A Serious Man"? (possible spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Oct 21, 2009 - 10 answers

Best Intelligent Feel Good Movies?

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.
posted by watercarrier on Oct 8, 2009 - 115 answers

Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray?

Which are the best movies to get on Blu-Ray? [more inside]
posted by bent back tulips on Sep 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Download films/tv shows legitimately in the UK without iTunes?

How can I LEGALLY pay for or rent and download movies in the UK without using iTunes? [more inside]
posted by plechazunga on Sep 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Help a 13 y/o get to know the Amercian soldier.

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]
posted by keith0718 on Sep 3, 2009 - 22 answers

Help me find "Living Famously"

Can anyone help me track down a documentary series called "Living Famously"? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Sep 3, 2009 - 2 answers

The accumulation of team members in space movies

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]
posted by np312 on Sep 2, 2009 - 29 answers

Films about dogs for adults

Can you help me find more films like Marley and Me--i.e. films about dogs, but made for adults. [more inside]
posted by K.P. on Aug 26, 2009 - 26 answers

How to track down public performance rights for films?

What happened to the US public performance rights for many Studio Ghibli (home of director Hayao Miyazaki) animated films? I'm trying to set up a film festival and no one seems to know who owns the rights.. is there any way to find out? [more inside]
posted by muscatlove on Aug 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Movies about creative collaboration?

Examples of movies about people collaborating on creative projects? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Aug 18, 2009 - 30 answers

Looking for movies with similar monologues like the one Sigourney Weaver gives in Prayers for Bobby.

Looking for movies with similar monologues like the one Sigourney Weaver gives in Prayers for Bobby. [more inside]
posted by querty on Aug 12, 2009 - 0 answers

Where can I find the Polish film "Requiem dla 500,000"?

My father, a holocaust survivor, is interested in a Polish film called "Requiem dla 500,000" (Requiem for 500,000, directed by Waclaw Kazimierczak and Jerzy Bossak). I was entrusted with the task of getting a hold of it (purchase/download etc). Where should I start? I couldn't find it on Amazon, Google Video, etc.
posted by ovesh on Aug 4, 2009 - 4 answers

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