Please recommend movies!
April 13, 2013 5:45 PM   Subscribe

My boyfriend and I are having a hard time coming up with movies to watch. Brainstorming based off of movies, directors, and genres we tend to like has gotten us nowhere, so I'd like to see what the hivemind can come up with based off a list of our recent favourite tv shows.

We'd appreciate your suggestions! Here's a list of the shows we have followed:

Kids in the Hall
Arrested Development
Chappelle's Show
South Park
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Parks and Recreation
The Office
Bored to Death
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Mighty Boosh
Flight of the Conchords
Less Than Kind

posted by to recite so charmingly to Media & Arts (33 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
You might like Jeff Who Lives At Home.
posted by essexjan at 5:52 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Christopher Guest mockumentaries Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and A Mighty Wind.
posted by wolfnote at 5:53 PM on April 13, 2013 [7 favorites]

Okay, it's not a movie, but if you marathon all the episodes of Summer Heights High it could be kind of like a movie!
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 6:00 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

I like those shows too. These may not be too similar, but I enjoyed them:

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
500 Days of Summer
posted by backwards guitar at 6:06 PM on April 13, 2013

Better Off Ted
Freaks and Geeks

posted by decathecting at 6:12 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Whoops, sorry, those are both TV shows, and you specified movies. In that case, watch Wet Hot American Summer and Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog.
posted by decathecting at 6:15 PM on April 13, 2013 [3 favorites]

Slacker and Dazed and Confused
posted by scody at 6:15 PM on April 13, 2013

Wag the Dog
posted by just_ducky at 6:16 PM on April 13, 2013

Oh, and in the event that you haven't also watched Mr. Show, I would definitely recommend adding that to your list of TV series.
posted by scody at 6:18 PM on April 13, 2013 [4 favorites]

Seconding In the Loop; if you like it, check out its sort-of companion show, The Thick of It.
posted by Maecenas at 6:19 PM on April 13, 2013

posted by Anonymousness at 6:33 PM on April 13, 2013 [2 favorites]

Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Breaking Away (1979)
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
The Brothers Solomon (2007)
The Campaign (2012)
Confetti (2006)
The Court Jester (1955)
Diggers (2006)
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
High Fidelity (2000)
Highway 61 (1991)
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Keeping the Faith (2000)
King of Hearts (1966)
Man of the Century (1999)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
The Producers (1968)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Run Ronnie Run (2002)
Rushmore (1998)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
The Sasquatch Gang (2006)
The School of Rock (2003)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Singles (1992)
Superbad (2007)
The Tall Guy (1989)
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
Zombieland (2009)
posted by dgeiser13 at 6:38 PM on April 13, 2013 [2 favorites]

Anything starring Peter Sellers, esp. Dr. Strangelove. The Party is a blast, but it's okay if you'd rather not see Sellers in yellowface.

Woody Allen's early comedies
Withnail & I
A Fish Called Wanda
The Big Lebowski, Fargo
Down By Law
There's Something About Mary
The Royal Tenenbaums
American Movie
American Splendor
Being John Malkovich
Ghost World
Harold and Maude
posted by hydrophonic at 6:55 PM on April 13, 2013 [3 favorites]

You two like almost exactly the same shows I do, so maybe you'll enjoy some of the genre-appropriate movies I have in my collection too:
Barton Fink
Big Trouble in Little China
The Brothers Bloom
City Slickers II: The Legend of< Curly's Gold
Fistful of Lead
Hamlet 2
Harold & Maude
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
I ♥ Huckabees
Intolerable Cruelty
Jackie Brown
The Jerk
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Lucky Number Slevin
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Planet Terror
Thank You For Smoking
Spinal Tap

Pulp Fiction
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Three Amigos
Tristram Shandy, A Cock and Bull Story
The Truman Show
posted by carsonb at 6:59 PM on April 13, 2013 [2 favorites]

Kung Fu Hustle
Ed Wood
posted by hydrophonic at 7:20 PM on April 13, 2013

The Ladies' Man
Cannibal, the Musical
Hamlet 2

Seconding Withnail and I
posted by trunk muffins at 7:27 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Wet Hot American Summer
posted by yellowbinder at 7:34 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


(and I second Scott Pilgrim and Wet Hot American Summer)
posted by O9scar at 7:43 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

You'd probably never think this could possibly be good but *Hot Tub Time Machine* surprised me. Hilarious, worth checking out.
posted by Philemon at 8:44 PM on April 13, 2013 [1 favorite]

Visit here: visit repeatedly over time as titles arrive new.

Then if there are titles there you like,............... visit here: learn to use it via the help files.

Acquire and enjoy.

Freemake also supports DVD ripping so local libraries become a new source of films as well.

Oh, seconding Brazil.
posted by Freedomboy at 9:25 PM on April 13, 2013

Seconding everything that's been mentioned so far, plus:

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The In-Laws (1979 version)
Kentucky Fried Movie/The Groove Tube/Amazon Women on the Moon
Buckaroo Banzai

And a little further out:
The Saddest Music in the World
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 10:19 PM on April 13, 2013

Hard to believe I am the first one to suggest Office Space and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
posted by 1367 at 10:31 PM on April 13, 2013

Eat the Rich
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 11:32 PM on April 13, 2013

So many of my favourites here. (For TV - I think you'd be happy with most things involving Armando Iannucci [in any capacity], or Steve Coogan [especially his Alan Partridge stuff, old and new], or their collaborators, e.g. Julia Davis, Peter Serafinowicz, Stewart Lee -- honestly just follow the Armando Iannucci tree, it's all goodness. Also, check out The Larry Sanders Show.)

Actual films not yet mentioned:
A Serious Man
The Bothersome Man
Annie Hall (maybe)

*for goofy hungover Sundays
posted by nelljie at 11:53 PM on April 13, 2013

I really think you would like the Australian film "The Castle."
posted by shortyJBot at 4:16 AM on April 14, 2013

3rding Wet Hot American Summer.
posted by fancyoats at 5:13 AM on April 14, 2013

Response by poster: These are awesome answers, thanks so much for responding! This list will be our ultimate movie guide for a long time, we're excited to have it.
posted by to recite so charmingly at 6:01 AM on April 14, 2013

The Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

For pure schlock, if you've never seen "Toxic Avenger;" do. The trailers preceding the movie are hilarious.

Many people have never heard of Mel Brook's "The Twelve Chairs."
Seek that out as well. It's got Dom Deluise!!!
posted by JABof72 at 7:08 AM on April 14, 2013

For TV shows, I'd suggest:
Black Books
Green Wing (it's all on YouTube)
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
posted by stompadour at 8:07 AM on April 15, 2013

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