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What's a good movie to rent for a bunch of twelve year-old boys?

My son will be having a birthday sleepover in a couple weeks so we will be hosting about six twelve year-old boys. In addition to feeding them and the Minecraft LAN party, we'd like to watch a movie with them. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 29, 2014 - 175 answers

What are all the foods and drinks referenced in Firefly?

Some friends are putting together a Firefly-themed dinner. What foods and drinks are directly referenced or depicted in the Firefly canon? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Apr 28, 2014 - 32 answers

What are some good ghost story movies that aren't quite horror?

My partner loves ghost story movies that take out the usual blood-and-gore trappings of horror movies. The Others is a particular favorite. Can you recommend other movies in this unsearchable-on-Netlflix microgenre?
posted by HeroZero on Jan 10, 2014 - 43 answers

Help me identify horror movie that scared me as a child

When I was about eight years old, I saw a horror movie that scared the hell out of me. I'd like to identify it. I ran a bunch of Google searches, but I didn't come up with anything that matches my memory of the movie. [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Jan 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Unavailable movies, worth screening, that can be legally shown?

What movies aren't readily available via Amazon, Netflix, or similar, but are worth watching and can be booked for a legal public event in the US? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Sep 16, 2013 - 10 answers

The best kind of movie spoilers? (SPOILER ALERT)

I'm looking for the most mind-blowing things you've discovered or realized about a major motion picture, during or after the watching. Bonus points: what are these called so that I can google more of them? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 9, 2013 - 39 answers

Looking for dialogue with a certain form

I'm looking for lines of dialogue from movies, novels, or elsewhere, in which someone says that something is not an X, even though it is an X, just not a mere X or typical X. An example of the type of exchange I'm looking for: "Wow, you spent a year's salary on a car?" "A car? This is isn't a car. It's a Lamborghini!" The second person knows that their Lamborghini is a car, but means to express that it isn't just a car. (It's important for my purposes that the person doesn't say 'just'.) There must be some recognizable instances of this type of speech, but I'm drawing a blank. Any ideas?
posted by painquale on Jul 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Good mystery movies to watch?

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 - 25 answers

Movie ID: What movie is this screenshot from?

What movie is this screenshot from? Thanks in advance...
posted by lrnarabic on Apr 24, 2013 - 5 answers

Nursery rhyme movie, help me find it!

This movie is a straight-to-VHS, released pre-1990, and features live-action reenactments of nursery rhymes with occasional use of illustrations for the more animal-based rhymes (though I do remember Humpty Dumpty being portrayed in live-action). [more inside]
posted by itchie on Feb 17, 2013 - 5 answers

More movies that are like Living in Oblivion

I loved the movie Living in Oblivion. What should I watch next? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Feb 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Strictly speaking, I'm never supposed to do this.

I like movies that mostly reflect reality (er...let's say enhanced reality) but have a pop of wtf-was-that. Like the square that Mia draws in Pulp Fiction. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Feb 5, 2013 - 90 answers

Showtimes a few days before?

Movie theaters seem to only post show times on their websites for Friday-Thursday on Friday which makes it difficult to make advance plans for Friday night. Is there some other website/service that posts the times earlier? (I vaguely remember finding some site that did that, but I can't find it now). Also, why do theaters do things this way? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 28, 2013 - 14 answers

How to buy the rights to a crappy movie?

My friend is a fan of really crappy 80s and 90s movies. I want to buy him the rights to some piece of %$&^ film. Of course, I'd prefer it had some star quality (could just be John Belushi's brother or something). How much would something like this cost? How would I go about doing it? I don't suppose that there's an ebay style auction site where you could do something like that?
posted by matkline on Dec 5, 2012 - 2 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

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

What's next after Encounters at the End of the World?

Encounters at the End of the World was the best thing I've seen in ages. What should I watch next? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Can I have One Media Playlist to Rule Them All?

I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Recent Article on Era by Style in Movies?

Can someone point me to that recent article which was talking about how movies from previous decades were clearly of that stylish era but that it is hard to tell apart movies starting in the 1990's until today except for maybe computer and cell phone technology?
posted by andoatnp on Jan 7, 2012 - 4 answers

Movies about ancient India or China?

Movies about Ancient Chinese or Indian history or culture? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Jan 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Movies with Radio DJ narrators?

What are some other movies like Vanishing Point and The Warriors with a radio DJ-style narrator that exists in the same time and world as the characters?
posted by JauntyFedora on Nov 28, 2011 - 20 answers

Tights are not pants. Apparently, some tights are not even tights.

In what movie(?) does a little brother draw lines on the back of his sister's legs to fake a pair of silk stockings? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 3, 2011 - 16 answers

MovieFilter? Where can I find intelligent discussion about movies and t.v.?

Where can I find intelligent writing or discussion about movies and t.v. shows? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 29, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me find a print of a movie for screening in a cinema

I am trying to find a copy of a movie from 1994 in 35mm to screen at a cinema. How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by bdave on Jun 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Movie With Ghostly Children?

Can anyone help identify this classic movie about ghostly children? [more inside]
posted by Joey Michaels on Apr 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Retired spy, looking for some movies to watch

I really like spy movies where the main character is trying to retire/extricate themselves from The Company. I've seen a bunch from the library, but which ones have I missed? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 20, 2011 - 32 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

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies

Looking for books or movies with the same humor as Mike Judge's movies. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 10, 2011 - 11 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

Penalties for exhibition of pirated movies?

What would the penalty be for publicly exhibiting a downloaded, pirated copy of a new movie? Not simply in your basement or something, but at an actual movie theater? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 - 22 answers

Good program/script/anything to organize movie downloads on OS X Mac?

Looking for suggestions for how to automate the process of tagging/renaming downloaded movie files on a Macbook so that they're not long strings of technical nonsense. [more inside]
posted by Patbon on Dec 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Movies/TV in which the protagonist eventually uncovers or develops a personal power, à la The Matrix?

Movies/TV in which the protagonist eventually uncovers or develops a personal power, à la The Matrix? [more inside]
posted by moira on Nov 22, 2010 - 26 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

Movies about sex without the sex

MovieFilter: I'm looking for movies that are about sex which contain few (if any) actual sex scenes, such as American Pie and The 40 Year Old Virgin.
posted by joedan on Nov 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Prepetually remembered motions.

Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 26, 2010 - 21 answers

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD?

What are the best ballet movies available on DVD? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Identify this movie.

What is this recent movie? I remember the trailer, but not the name. [more inside]
posted by keyfob on Oct 1, 2010 - 3 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

What movies inspired you as a youngster?

Seeking suggestions for inspirational short films or videos appropriate for teens. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 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

Makes Learning Fun

Name a movie (fictional, so no documentaries or historical retellings) that gave you some factual insight into the world. [more inside]
posted by soelo on May 21, 2010 - 26 answers

Twenty years before The Matrix

I'm looking for a movie: Scifi, set in space/on a spaceship, probably late 70s release, that has as a plot element humans hiding from a nefarious computer or machine that would stick a needle in the back of the person's head (possibly into a port) when person was caught.
posted by yiftach on Apr 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Bring Me The Sunglasses of Sam Peckinpah

Where can I find the sunglasses that Warren Oates wears in "Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia"? [more inside]
posted by mesh gear fox on Feb 15, 2010 - 0 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Please help me identify a movie using only this vaguely remembered scene

There is a movie I saw very distractedly around 1996-2000, featuring a scene I keep thinking about. I don't remember much beyond that one scene but I do recall the haunting mood of the film. I'd like to watch it again sometime, but can't seem to identify it. [more inside]
posted by mindwarp on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Listening to the movies.

Recommend some good movies to LISTEN to. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Dec 14, 2009 - 40 answers

Looking for recommendations for recent popular music soundtracks

Does anyone have any recommendations for somewhat recent (post-2000) TV or movie popular music soundtracks (or some other kind of compilation)? I tend to like alternative rock, but I'm open to any genre. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Nov 15, 2009 - 16 answers

WWII pro-war movies.

I want to see some WWII-era propaganda (or at least pro-war, pro-service) films on DVD, especially those with musical interludes in the style of the Andrews Sisters. Any recommendations beyond Buck Privates, which I unfortunately cannot easily find in Canada? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Best WWII air battle movie scenes

What's the best WWII movies for air battle scenes (domestic or foreign)? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jul 12, 2009 - 20 answers

How much conflict is there between local police and FBI?

How much conflict is there between local police and FBI? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Jun 26, 2009 - 11 answers

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