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Westerns for Newbies

My family and I are looking to watch some Westerns, but we are nearly complete newbies to the genre (other than what can be gleaned from culture white knowledge). We've watched High Noon and Red River, but so far that's about it. Can you give us some recommendations of films to start with?
posted by darchildre on Sep 12, 2014 - 64 answers

In search of Black Comedy

Recently, I've been interested in multimedia featuring aspects of black comedy or cynical characters in otherwise mundane settings. Searching on my own is more or less inefficient and I'm looking for any recommendations which fall into this category. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Aug 22, 2014 - 27 answers

Aging in literature and film

As I approach my fifties and confront the reality that parts of my body are wearing out and will never be young and resilient again, I turn to the arts for deeper philosophical understanding of this aspect of the human condition that I am facing. I'd like recommendations of fictional treatments of physical aging which are realistic but compassionate. Guidelines and caveats behind the fold. [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Aug 13, 2014 - 25 answers

Recent quirky romantic comedies?

Just saw and really liked The Lunchbox. What are some other quirky, intelligent, modern romantic comedies? International titles appreciated, but not at all necessary.
posted by progosk on Jun 25, 2014 - 27 answers

Sweet and funny movies for my sweet and funny boyfriend.

I need recommendations for movies or shows to watch with my boyfriend, specifically lighthearted goofy comedies and musicals. [more inside]
posted by quincunx on Jun 19, 2014 - 54 answers

I just watched two seasons of Toddlers and Tiaras. I need help.

I'm sick. I'm watching a lot of Netflix. Specifically, I've been watching a lot of Toddlers and Tiaras. At first I didn't know what had come over me, but I think...I just like watching kids get interviewed about their lives? Even if their lives are ridiculous? I'm in my early thirties and I'm also super into those AT&T commercials so maybe it's a biological clock thing, but I'm too exhausted to second-guess myself about it. I know John & Kate + 8 exists, but that's just as gross and exploitative as T&T, as far as I can tell. I loved the 7 Up documentaries and also enjoyed Babies. What other recommendations for reality TV/documentary film about kids, pitched to adults, do you have for me? Bonus points if it's online. Thanks!
posted by pretentious illiterate on Apr 15, 2014 - 26 answers

Robots in fiction for a high school audience

What are some short stories, books and movies that feature robots or artificial intelligence in prominent roles? Looking for accessible conversation starters; could be classic sci-fi or more contemporary stuff. This is for a high school class of students with a wide range of English skills and cultural backgrounds. We'd like to come up with a list that would have something appealing for everyone, and would be appropriate for a school setting. [more inside]
posted by beandip on Jan 12, 2014 - 34 answers

Distractions from sadness

I'm going through a heavy streak of sadness (seasonal change/life issues/past issues) along with some extreme fatigue. I'm looking for engaging distractions that make the really bad days bearable. Books/TV/Movies, etc. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 16, 2013 - 46 answers

Mid 20th Century American Culture Recommendations

I am interested in the time period right before WWII (late 30's) up to the Counterculture (Mid 60's). I would like some cultural recommendations from that period. I am interested in books (fiction and nonfiction), movies, tv shows, and music that was either created in that time period or takes place in that time period. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
posted by R.F.Simpson on Aug 27, 2013 - 29 answers

Kid friendly grown up movies/TV?

My 10 and 8 year old daughters adored The Nr. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (the TV series). What other made-for-adults movies or TV could we watch together? [more inside]
posted by sively on Jul 11, 2013 - 46 answers

if i liked the movie l'avventura, what books will i like?

i really like the slow/subtle treatment of ennui/cultureshock/different manifestations of love/and the engaging "nonplot"
posted by sawyerrrr on Jun 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Good Films about Politics

What are some good films that are about politics or democracy? [more inside]
posted by lookoutbelow on Jun 4, 2013 - 34 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

And remember: external forces are never to blame.

I've always thought King Missile's Failure was a pretty good depiction of the kind of intrusive, self-defeating thoughts that characterize depression. The recent FPP'd game Depression Quest does something similar. What are some other works that are reminiscent of the experience of having depression or another mental illness (as opposed to depicting characters with the illness?)
posted by kagredon on Mar 9, 2013 - 14 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

Lentement s'il vous plaît

I need movie, video, podcast, etc. recommendations in French. [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Nov 23, 2012 - 9 answers

"And right here I decided to use lens flare..."

What are your favourite DVD extras? Which DVD movie/TV shows have the best extras/bonus material? [more inside]
posted by meronym on Oct 4, 2012 - 43 answers

Stories about affairs?

Searching for stories about infidelity. Specifically, stories about emotionally-involved affairs (not one night stands) where one party in the affair is married or in a long-term relationship and the other is single. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by houndsoflove on Sep 15, 2012 - 22 answers

What movies/TV shows available for free with an amazon prime membership would I like?

Please recommend some movies and TV shows I would enjoy watching that are available for free streaming with an amazon prime membership. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

GoodView?

I am looking for a Goodreads-like site for movie tracking. [more inside]
posted by likeatoaster on Jul 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Good movies I can stream right now?

Something fun to watch on Amazon instant video right now? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 30, 2012 - 19 answers

The Man from Nowhere is on Fire

You have seen and loved The Man From Nowhere and/or Man on Fire and can recommend similar movies, especially foreign movies or those old enough to have been forgotten by most people. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Jun 17, 2012 - 9 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

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

I like my protagonists teenage and depressed.

I'm looking for novels or movies that feature teenage protagonists suffering from depression, schizoid tendencies or similar psychological defects. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Sep 9, 2011 - 48 answers

Recommend me some fun horror movies!

Could you recommend some fun horror movies that aren't really horror at all? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jul 2, 2011 - 57 answers

Melancholy loners

Melancholy movies about loneliness and alienation? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Apr 24, 2011 - 77 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

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

Pick me up!

Cheer me up, mefites! I need a good laugh. [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on Nov 29, 2010 - 73 answers

Another recommendation question

What are some mature, well-written books/films/etc. about mankind's bond to animals/nature? [more inside]
posted by Echobelly on Oct 2, 2010 - 26 answers

What follows Inception?

I just got my mind blown by Inception. So I watched The Dark Knight again to maintain the high. Now what? What are some excellent movies that leave you scratching your head? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on Jul 30, 2010 - 100 answers

They say it used to cost $5,000 to fly from NY to Paris

Help me learn what travel was like back in the day! [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on May 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Can you help entertain my kid?

I need movies for my 3 year old kid to watch on my iphone. Suggestions wanted. Pretty specific parameters... [more inside]
posted by norm on Apr 10, 2010 - 20 answers

Toby Chew? Toby Wong? Movies w/ gangsters?

I'm on a gangster movie binge. Reservoir Dogs, Boondock Saints, RocknRolla (basically all of Guy Ritchie's stuff). I need more in this vein to fulfil my craving for cool men doing violence in innovative ways. I'd like recommendations for modern movies preferably without the Italian mafia. Bonus points for United Kingdom focused films.
posted by beautifulcheese on Dec 4, 2009 - 66 answers

straight from the source.

Just curious: What DVD commentaries absolutely enhance the movie they're attached to? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Nov 9, 2009 - 30 answers

Need Books/Movies for Kids Going to Rome

I'm looking for recommendations for books, movies and even music that might be relevant for a group of middle school (7th & 8th grade, ages 12-14) kids who are going to Rome over spring break. [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Feb 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Little Pig, Little Pig, let me in!

What are the best movies in which the action revolves around protagonists under siege in an enclosed space? [more inside]
posted by beautifulstuff on Sep 20, 2007 - 44 answers

Oh cover your eyes!

Can you name some good movies (preferably comedies) that are appropriate to watch with a nun? [more inside]
posted by hannahq on Sep 3, 2007 - 61 answers

Getting a positive winning attitude through music and movies

Keep your eyes on the prize. Never give up. Fight until the end. This is the kind of positive message I'm looking for in music and in movies, and I'm asking for recommendations from the hivemind [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Nov 29, 2006 - 50 answers

Please recommend great non-fiction books & documentary films

What non-fiction books or documentary films explore a subculture or lifestyle as effectively as Henry Chalfant & Tony Silver's Style Wars and Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels? [more inside]
posted by njm on Jul 26, 2006 - 42 answers

WWII Movies

War Movies: I'm looking for any good movies about World War II, specifically to do with civilian life (rather than military actions.) I've seen Au Revoir Les Enfants and The Diary of Anne Frank - can you suggest any others you've enjoyed?
posted by different on Sep 16, 2004 - 35 answers

What to see at the Toronto Film Festival

Selecting things to see at the Toronto Film Fest. Here's a list of films playing at TIFF. International MeFites and film nuts: have you seen/heard anything about any of them/the directors? What should a TIFF-goer see or avoid? If you're going to the Fest, what are you seeing? Got extra tickets you want to sell? Looking for ones to buy? Lets use the thread to maximize the event. {more} [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 28, 2004 - 14 answers

Good Automobile Moves

Can you all suggest a good movie that involves cars or car racing? Please think "good plotting and suspenseful" rather than "artistic and profound". I'm trying to select a present for my brother, who is a mechanic and trucker, and he thinks Smokey and the Bandit is the best movie ever made.
posted by orange swan on Aug 11, 2004 - 65 answers

Seeking reliable websites that sell hard-to-find Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong movies on DVD

I'm looking for high quality, reliable (since they'll end up having my credit card number) English-language sites that sell (and ship internationally) hard-to-find Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong movies on DVD. There are so many sites that seem to do that. What do you recommend? Also, tangentially related: is there an all-English-language version of the very interesting Amazon.co.jp? My Japanese is close to non-existent thanks
posted by matteo on May 13, 2004 - 12 answers

What's your favorite movie soundtrack album?

What's your favorite movie soundtrack album? [more inside]
posted by milovoo on Mar 27, 2004 - 89 answers

Classic DVDs

We've got quite a large DVD collection, but they naturally tend towards newer releases. This weekend I want to bolster the "classic" movie section. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Mar 18, 2004 - 62 answers

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