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 -
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 -
Short, live-action films that work with limited locations, effects, budget, and actors? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Nov 21, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for film suggestions along the lines of Lynch, Refn, Jarmusch, Aronofsky, and so on... [more inside]
posted by doomtop
on Sep 3, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
[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 -
What are the best movies set at Christmas that aren't actually Christmas movies? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi
on Nov 16, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What brands are, and/or where can I find the notebooks used by Cate Blanchett's and Bill Murray's characters in The Life Aquatic? [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory
on Jul 24, 2009 -