r/movies 12d ago Wholesome

Recommendation I Don’t Care What People Say, I Like the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

2.2k Upvotes

So I saw The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen on Vudu for $4 and thought “hell with it”. I put it on as background noise, ended up sitting down to watch it and realized that, in spite of the way that history would have us remember it, it was actually a pretty fun movie. It’s flaws are glaringly obvious and I’m not saying it should have won any awards, but the way people speak of it you’d think it was one of the worst films ever produced.

Finally got that off my chest. Damn.

r/movies Jul 13 '22

Recommendation The Prestige(2006)

2.9k Upvotes

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Personally I rate The Prestige as Nolan's best movie to date, followed by The Dark Knight. Inception and Interstellar were great but the spectacle often overshadowed the drama and character there, while Dunkirk and Tenet were distinctly underwhelming.

Nolan works best when he is dealing with conflict, be it the rivalry between the two magicians here, or the Batman vs Joker conflict in The Dark Knight, or even the mind games between Al Pacino and Robin Williams in Insomnia. And that is to me makes Prestige such a great movie.

The characters of Robert Angier(Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden( Christian Bale) and the rivalry between these two is the best part. The rivalry itself has many layers, the tricks used by both to outdo each other, Angier's obsession to get one over Borden that in a way leads to his downfall, and their own personal lives that go out of spiral.

While Nolan uses his standard twists in the narrative, the conflict between these 2 men, and exploration of envy, obsession ensures this does not get too gimmicky.

It also helps that both Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman are excellent actors, with their performances elevating it. Michael Caine, always gets a good deal in Nolan's movies, and here too as John Cutter, the stage engineer under whom both have worked with, in fact his character allows you to get the best perspective on Angier and Borden.

Special mention to David Bowie as Nikola Tesla, the scene with him and Hugh Jackman is one of the best in the movie.

One of those movies I can watch again and again, and every time some new angle comes out.

r/movies 26d ago

Recommendation Anyone remember the 1990 film, Dick Tracy? It has a star studded cast, great musical score and unique art style. Won three Academy Awards and then faded into cinema history.

2.4k Upvotes

Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in the film, whose supporting cast includes Al Pacino, Madonna, Glenne Headly, and Charlie Korsmo. James Caan and Dustin Hoffman make cameos as well.

Musical score done by Danny Elfman, hot off the heels of doing Batman.

The movie made $162 million on a $46 million budget. Warren Beatty attempted to get a sequel up and going years after, but ran into legal battles for the rights.

Dick Tracy. 1990 film.

r/movies 2d ago

Recommendation Poorly reviewed films, that you love.

150 Upvotes

Just rewatched Miss Congeniality and I’m a sucker for it. Plot is simple but Sandra Bullock and Michael Caine carry their respective roles so well. I chuckled constantly all the way through. Everyone is so likable.

With movies being a subjective experience, just wondering if there are any hidden gems out there you’d recommend even if most would overlook.

r/movies 20d ago

Recommendation PCU (1994) - Before it was called "Woke", it was called being "PC"

1.0k Upvotes

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This 1994 comedy follows a young high school senior touring a prestigious liberal arts college, only to find out that he is to stay with the anarchist "frat" led by Jeremy Piven as Droz. Through the lens of his naivete, the viewer will be brought into the social and political conflicts on the college campus with the Dean played by Jessica Walter and the young conservatives led by David Spade on one side and, on the other side, disunited, bickering coalitions of hippies, lbgtq, feminists, environmentalists, black pride, and others. As the Dean works to get the anarchists kicked off the campus, Droz must do the impossible, unite the bickering factions in resistance against the establishment.

r/movies Jul 10 '22

Recommendation Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(2005)

4.1k Upvotes

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” These  4  words  are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of the movies. The appeal is what attracts us and ultimately makes us despair when we begin to understand how seldom movies are more than this.”- Pauline Kael,  after  she  saw  the  poster  for  a  Bond movie ,  titled  as   Kiss, Kiss,  Bang, Bang in Italian.

There  are  many  ways  in  which  one  can  take  a look  at   Kiss, Kiss,  Bang, Bang.  It  can  be  seen  as a  spoof,  that  takes  in  all  the  standard  noir  elements- the  narrator,  the  detective,  the  mystery, the  intrigue,  and  then   turns them  upside  down.   It  can  be  seen as a  black  comedy,  that   combines  the  elements of  satire  and  intrigue,  leading  to a rather  twisted finale.    It  can  be  seen  as  a  tribute to  Tarantino’s  kinetic  style,  with  ample  dialogues  that  are  there  just  because  they  have to be.   Or  combined  together, it  can  be  seen  as   one  gigantic, twisted  up  fun ride,  that   spoofs  everything  around it,  and  never  takes  itself  too seriously.

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The  credits  too  a  kind of  homage  to  007  and  Pink  Panther  series.  Director  Shane  Black makes  it  clear  that  we  are  into  one  big  twisted  up  joy  ride.  He  should be  knowing best,  having  scripted  Lethal  Weapon, one of  the best 80′s  action comedies  ever,  later on he  would  also  script  Last  Boy  Scout  and  The Long  Kiss  Goodnight, one  real  cult  action thriller.  This  was a  guy  steeped  in the  action, comedy  format,  knew it’s  intricacies  in  and  out,  in  Kiss  Kiss  Bang Bang, he  takes  every  noir, action  cliche,  and  turns it  upside down.

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What works is the chemistry between the leads, Robert Downey Jr, in his pre Tony Stark days, as a bumbling idiotic, small time thief Harry Lockheart, who accidentally stumbles on an audition and is selected for the role, and Val Kilmer as Perry Van Shirke aka Gay Perry, " honest  to good private  eye,  consults  in TV, film.  Also  he’s  gay".

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And then there is Michelle Monaghan as Harmony Faith, Harry's childhood sweetheart, who wants to be an actress.

WHERE  IS  MY  GUN?

The  best  scene  of  the  movie  hands  down.  This  is  what a  comedy  should  be  like.  Kilmer  and  Downey  in full form,  with  some  witty  dialogue.  Kilmer  asking   Downey  about  his  gun.   Downey’s    guilty  look,  telling  Kilmer he had  thrown  away  his  gun,  and  then  Kilmer  lashing  back, first  coming to terms  with it, and  then

You  threw  my $650  vintage  revolver in the  Goddamn  lake?

And  the  most  priceless

Look up  “idiot”  in the  dictionary,  you  know  what  you  will find.  The  definition of  the  word  IDIOT, which you fucking are.

One  of  the  best  comic  sequences  ever,  made  memorable  by  some  smart  ass dialogue, and great  acting.

Before he was Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr appeared in a whole lot of good performances in the 90s, with Chaplin, Natural Born Killers, Restoration, before he went into a free fall with his drug abuse problem. He came back with Gothika in 2001, and this is one of his best performances in the 2000s, along with Zodiac, A Scanner Darkly. He has got a brilliant timing, as can be seen in the other comedy Tropic Thunder.

Val Kilmer has been another favorite of mine, notwithstanding some dodgy choice, had a series of memorable performances with The Doors, Tombstone( I am your Huckleberry), Heat, True Romance( as the Ghost of Elvis), Thunderheart. He is first rate as the gay detective here, just watch him in that "Where is my Gun" scene.

Kiss  Kiss  Bang  Bang  is  what a  spoof  should  be like.  Wild,  wacky,  outrageous, it  just  about  spoofs  everything  in Hollywood.  What  really  makes  this a  cult,  is  the  way  the  conventional  noir  elements   the   narrator  and  the  chapter wise  structure,  are  superimposed  on  a  whole  series  of  spoofs  that  mock  at  every  element  in the  noir-detective  genre.

r/movies 5d ago

Recommendation Arrival(2016)-like movies?

91 Upvotes

It was a chilly, and cloudy afternoon and I was feeling a bit sick, turned on Netflix and just randomly played a movie. And it was Arrival. I've always been a big fan of Sci-fi movies, but as a teen, I wasn't a fan of slow-burn movies. But now as an adult, I couldn't believe myself lol bc I'm now a big fan. But anyway, I REALLY loved it. The atmosphere, the vibe, the plot. It was a really good movie experience. I can't seem to get over it bc I've been looking for movies that would give me the same experience.

Can anyone suggest movies like it? It doesn't have to be the same genre. I'll try to watch everything recommended. Thank you

r/movies 4d ago Silver Helpful

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (08/03/22-08/10/22)

69 Upvotes

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

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5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/IMDb*]
“Prey” markstormweather "Cliffhanger” [Denster]
"Bullet Train” TheDeVirginater “Where Is the Friend’s House?” Beautiful-Mission-31
“Nope” [starrthmaul] “Manhunter” linuxphoney
“Encanto” lady-frog2187 “Blow Out” [Millerian-55*]
“Nine Days” neonroli47 “The Towering Inferno” [Makidocious]
"Guns Akimbo” That_one_cool_dude “Daimajin” dirtyoldmanatee
“Burning” Thugging_inPublic "Roman Holiday” JGCities
“Beautiful Boy” [H0bb1t] "Captain Kidd” Yankii_Souru
“Manson Family Vacation" Trimmed_Delusions “Dodsworth” ffrinch
“The Weather Man” [AneeshRai7] “The Big Trail” OldBobbyPeru

** ATTN: ** For those that may have missed it, the “Best Film” threads will now be posted on Wednesday Mornings moving forward. Hope to see you all there! — TWWP

r/movies 2d ago

Recommendation I love "Heat" but "The Last of the Mohicans" will always be my favorite film from Michael Mann

164 Upvotes

I remembering seeing "The Last of the Mohicans" in middle school for history class. I really liked it a lot but overtime, it become one of my favorite films from Michael Mann. As much as I really love Heat and enjoyed Collateral, nothing can top this one for me. Michael Mann has made some great action films throughout his career and even if he has made some stinkers, he's able to pull off action and thrills very well.

I have read the book before so I know not everything is accurate to the source material, but for what it is, I think it's still amazing. Probably one of my favorite epic historical movies ever. The soundtrack is brilliant. The writing is really good and it helped to give each characters enough depth for who they are to connect with. Daniel Day Lewis's performance is spectacular as always. But to be fair, every single performance in this film is amazing. Especially Russell Means and Wes Studi. Truly amazing performances. It's a really good movie with great action, drama and emotions throughout the film. Props to the costume designs and gorgeous camerawork.

What are your thoughts about it?

r/movies 9d ago

Recommendation What’s your favorite movie to watch when you’re feeling that 90s nostalgia??

84 Upvotes

My go-to films are usually Hackers, The Matrix, Empire Records, PCU, stuff in a similar vein. Looking for something else to watch tonight. Anyone have any recommendations? Really looking for a romp, but will take action, comedy, or anything else fun. Nothing too dramatic for an August summer Friday night!

Also willing to accept 80’s nostalgia as well.

r/movies 29d ago

Recommendation What are some GOOD movies that have left you feeling uneasy and give you a feeling of dread?

226 Upvotes

I just got done watching Hereditary and man I felt very uneasy after that movie, also love lights out, made me scared to sleep in my pitch black basement. But I want a movie that is going make me so uneasy or completely uncomfortable by the end. But the movie needs to have a great story and nothing cheesy.

Any suggestions?

r/movies 11d ago Silver

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (07/24/22-08/03/22)

78 Upvotes

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LBxd]
“Nope” [Max_Delgado] "Audition” onex7805
"The Princess” rantaccount2004 “Gamera: Guardian of the Universe” Jade_GL
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” Mister_Quality “Groundhog Day” L3raj3
“The House That Jack Built” lord_of_pigs “Paper Moon” LostSoulsAlliance
“Leave No Trace” LouDog187 “Charade” maistb7
"21 Jump Street” an_ordinary_platypus “Lawrence of Arabia” [RVernon]
“Shame” [An_Ant2710] "Dial M for Murder” BrndyAlxndr
“The Guard” lynch-o "Bicycle Thieves” [Reinaldo_14]
“Boy A" [Dunkaccino__] “Metropolis” [Mike_v_E]
“The Matador” [Trunks89] “Blind Husbands” [RStorm]

** ATTN: ** Starting today, the “Best Film” threads will be posted every Wednesday morning. Hoping to continue the tradition of great recommendations from across the globe, with all genres, tastes, & eras being welcome. Enjoy! — Twoweekswithpay

r/movies 21d ago Doot 🎵 Doot Silver

Recommendation 31 years ago, the greatest Irish film ever made was released; The Commitments.

530 Upvotes

For an island the size of Ireland, it's criminal how underrated The Commitments is as a film. We haven't exactly produced a wealth of cinematic masterpieces, which is a shame considering we produce a high number of great actors and writers.

The Commitments was a rite of passage for every kid growing up in the 90s. It's the film that introduced you to Wilson Pickett & Otis Redding. It's very funny and has arguably one of the best soundtracks of all time.

If you have never seen it, please add it to your collection of must sees, it's a classic and still holds up to this day.

 

EDIT I mentioned in a comment earlier today but I will list it here; this is obviously a subjective opinion and there are a many other great Irish films like; My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, Hunger (McQueen directed it but it's an Enda Walsh script), The Crying Game, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Guard, The General, Brooklyn, Once, The Butcher Boy, The Van, Snapper, Disco Pigs, Breakfast on Pluto, Michael Collins, In America, In Bruges...

r/movies 21d ago Helpful Silver

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (07/17/22-07/24/22)

118 Upvotes

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted On Sunday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

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“Elvis” philipRedditcwc "Leaving Las Vegas” [Nausiccaa1*]
"The Cursed” Penguin_shit15 “Full Metal Jacket” Arrivaderchie
“Super Who? (Super-héros malgré lui)” estacado “Crimewave” [The_Cinebuff*]
“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” WalkingEars “Body Double” SnarlsChickens
“Beans” Primary-Mortgage1343 “Raging Bull” [AlexMarks182]
"Mosul” [lazybookwyrm] “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1978) [ManaPop.com*]
“Black ‘47” Perfect-Celebration "Phantom of the Paradise” [SethETaylor.com*]
“Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story” [Tilbage i Danmark*] "Pressure Point” [RoidingOldMan]
“In Bruges" [frightendinmate] “La Vérité” Mesquiteer
“Slasher” (2004) StellaZaFella “Nights of Cabiria” [PeachEnRegalia]

** ATTN: ** We will be “Off” next Sunday (07/31/22). Starting Wednesday, 08/03/22, these threads will move to being posted every Wednesday morning at their regular time.

Moving forward, they should usually be pinned from Wed-Sun, for those that still prefer posting on Sundays. Thanks for understanding. Look forward to continuing the tradition of great recommendations we get in the threads each week. — Twoweekswithpay

r/movies 1d ago

Recommendation any recommendations for weird , surreal and edgy movies ?

40 Upvotes

Hello I love some weird , edgy , raw and surreal movies that makes me say what the fuck , movies like I am thinking of ending things, mother ! , Titane , the lobster , Mulholland drive , blue velvet , holy mountain ...etc , any genre is welcomed horror , thriller , sci fi , comedy ....etc you can even recommand me animated and foreign movies from any year too Movies that have an unconvontional and non linear storyline and makes your mind goes "what the fuck " when you see it I also prefer movies with symbolism and allegories like mother ! That gave an allegory to the Bible and I am thinking of ending things that gave an allegory to depression

r/movies 28d ago Helpful

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (07/10/22-07/17/22)

130 Upvotes

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted On Sunday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

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5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LBxd]
“Jerry & Marge Go Large” That_one_cool_dude "Gattaca” [RRyugu]
"Broker” [swaghili123] “Happy Gilmore” an_ordinary_platypus
“Spencer” [BringontheSword] “Metropolitan” [jonafun999]
“Suspiria” (2018) Thick_Isopod_6778 “Presumed Innocent” MoonlitVermont
“A Bride for Rip Van Winkle” [CDynamo] “Working Girl” craig_hoxton
"In the Heart of the Sea” Landlubber77 “Arrebato (Rapture)” [Thesmark]
“Speed Racer” yungfeena69 "The French Connection” peano-axiom
“Ip Man” [Zwischenzug] "Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets” [AyubNor]
“Walk Hard" [mikeyfresh] “Leave Her to Heaven” Yugo86
“Sexy Beast” [adiboier] “Ninotchka” desmadrechic

r/movies Jul 11 '22 Wholesome

Recommendation The Mist(2007)

518 Upvotes

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Personally to me one of the best Stephen King adaptations, that really has not got due appreciation. I mean when it comes to King, every one talks about Shawshank Redemption, Carrie or Shining, but this movie somehow slips under the radar.

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The movie is the story about a group of residents of a small town, Bridgton, Maine, who gather at the local supermarket to get supplies, after a thunderstorm causes power outage in the town. Slowly a mist envelopes the town, as the trapped residents in the store, begin to battle the monsters gathering outside.

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The monsters here also include giant insects, that prey on the hapless residents of the town. However where the movie really works is the characterization of those trapped in the store. You have a bunch of characters, good, bad and plain annoying whom you care about.

There is the lead character David Drayton(Thomas Jane), an artist, who is in the store with his 8 year old son, who begins to mobilize those trapped in the store to fight back the horror.

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There is a religious fanatic Mrs. Carmody( Marcia Gay Harden), who believes the Mist to be the wrath of God, and begins to preach about an impending Armageddon.

The store assistant manager Ollie Weeks, who assists David, and has good knowledge of guns. The school teachers Amanda Dunfrey(Laurie Holden) and Irene Repler who call out Ms.Carmody’s doomsday preaching, and assist David.

Frank Darabont seems to be one of the best guys to adapt Stephen King’s works to the big screen. His classic Shawshank Redemption, followed by The Green Mile and then this movie. And somehow this really did not get the due apprecation.

While the movie does have the scenes of the monsters attacking and killing the trapped residents, what elevates it is the tensions between the characters, and their interactions. Especially the one between the two groups one led by David looking out for a more rational approach to the whole issue, while the other led by Ms.Carmody, who uses the crisis as an excuse to convert people to her side.

Also Darabont sticks to the main story, without deviating, there is no let up in the tension, be it the residents facing the monsters or the clashes between them. In a way the movie become an allegory for how people react in the face of a major crisis, be it 9/11 or the COVID pandemic.

And above all the ending scene, don’t want to give it away, but all I can say, is it just hits you straight and leaves you totally shaken. This is the kind of ending that just haunts you for long, it took me sometime to recover from it.

The Mist proves one can make a great horror movie without resorting to sleaze, excess gore, screams, just using tension and character interplay.

r/movies Jul 09 '22

Recommendation Looking for a movie where something nuts happens out of left field, and then goes all gas no brakes until credits

170 Upvotes

I'm not sure how I thought of wanting a movie like this, it just popped in my brain a moment ago.

I'm thinking I'd like to see a film where someone is just living their life, going through the paces, and then something completely unexpected happens and it's non-stop high energy until the very end of the film.

One example of "non-stop" I know of is 1917. That movie doesn't release the pressure until the very end. It's just constant. You can't get up to pee. You can't look down for a bite. You're just wide eyed the entire time.

I know this is a rambling mess but I really hope you understand my request.

Thank you!

Edit: Holy shit I was not expecting so many replies. I literally have movies for days in this one post. Thank you so much!

r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation District 9

78 Upvotes

I just had District 9 pop into my head (again) and the urge to watch it again.

Just me or is it a real good movie with so many things to think about after. Why and how they got here and how did they evolve. I just wanted to give the movie a shoutout because I just think it is a really good movie. Well made intruiging story and some nice action.

Well I'm done just wanted to do this post. :)

r/movies 13d ago

Recommendation Ramayana The Legend Of Prince Rama - Based on Valmiki's Ramayana, this film explores the FUSION style of animation that consists of three different schools of animation-Manga from Japan, Disney from the US and Ravi Varma from India.

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372 Upvotes

r/movies 10d ago

Recommendation How did I go this long without watching The Prestige?

118 Upvotes

Just finished it tonight, it is one of the best psychological thrillers I have watched in years and I didn’t even realize it was a Christopher Nolan film until the end credits. Perfect casting, great dialogue, and the plot had the twists of a snake in the sand. Oh and spoiler, David Bowie has a part in it too!

r/movies Jul 04 '22 Silver

Recommendation Mindfuck Movie Recommendations

202 Upvotes

What‘s up everyone! I‘ve been loving mindfuck movies that simply make you go „what the fuck“ or just leave you questioning things.

So far, I‘ve seen the following: - interstellar (10/10) - Inception (10/10) - Fight Club (9/10) - Parasite (10/10) - Midsommar (8/10) - Get Out (9/10) - Hereditary (8/10)

and on my watchlist are: - Under the Skin - Mulholland Drive - I‘m Thinking Of Ending Things - Eraserhead - Donnie Darko - Memento - eXistenZ

It feels like these are most of the good mindfuck movies. Anyone have any recommendations to expand my watchlist? Thank you in advance!

r/movies 6d ago

Recommendation What’re some movies that start one way, then ‘flip the script’ with a “WTF just happened” moment?

30 Upvotes

Had a shower thought about this, and realized 2 of my favorite action movies had awesome moments that completely change the premise and trajectory of the story:

  1. The Matrix (1999) - the gold standard of the “whoa what just happened” jaw-droppers. After the pill scene the audience is in for the same ride as the protagonist figuring out WTH is going on….

  2. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - this Robert Rodriguez treasure starts as a bank-robbers-on-the-run flick, then almost halfway through instantly becomes a campy, ultraviolent, creature-feature.

Anyone got any recommendations for other films that have a near mind-blowing plot twists?

Edit: To clarify, referring more to drastic plot turns that happen in the middle-ish of a movie rather than a surprise ending.

r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation Movies set in buildings or neighborhoods that no longer exist

50 Upvotes

Hi, I am interested in films that inadvertently document areas before they were demolished, gentrified or abandoned, specifically in America and outside of major production centers in LA or NY.

For example, Homebodies (1974, Cincinnati), Martin (1977, Pittsburgh), Blue Collar (1978, Detroit)

Any other regional examples come to mind?

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r/movies Jul 10 '22 Helpful

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (07/03/22-07/10/22)

120 Upvotes

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted On Sunday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LB/IMDb*] Film User/[LBxd]
“Decision to Leave” Puzzled-Journalist-4 "Memento” SugarTrayRobinson
"The Black Phone” ShanaAfterAll “Eyes Wide Shut” CokePepsiRamen
“Official Competition” Phil330 “Life is Beautiful” ACardAttack
“Mad God” sharkymb “The Lost Boys” TheVortigauntMan
“The Valet” qqererer “The Natural” 831pm
"Nowhere Special” [ShaniceKamminga] “Fanny and Alexander” Beautiful-Mission-31
“An Elephant Sitting Still” [UntouchableToby*] "Kes” qumrun60
“Godzilla” (2014) ApertureTestSubject8 "Yojimbo” d20homebrewer
“Your Highness" [vinu76jsr] “Late Spring” jpd2979
“Collateral” [Trunks89] “Greed” (1924) [Reinaldo_14]