Welcome to the ICM Forum. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, or have other questions, see THIS THREAD.
ICMForum's Favourite Movies 2019 Edition (Nominations: Mar 20th)
Polls: Documentaries (Results), 2018 (Feb 17th), 2003 awards (Feb 24th), Fantasy (Feb 28th), DtC Nominations (Feb 28th), Children (Apr 7th)
Challenges: Academy Awards, 1930s, China+HK+Taiwan
World Cup: Semi finals preparation (Feb 23rd)
Film of the Week: Bian zou bian chang

Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen

beasterne
Posts: 83
Joined: May 22, 2013
Contact:

Re: Watch The Movies You Should Have Already Seen

#5441

Post by beasterne » December 12th, 2018, 3:45 pm

They Live was an interesting one. I really enjoyed the special effects and the plot was fun. However, it seemed like it was deliberately made to be a B-movie. This bothered me a bit because I feel like if you have the chops to make a B movie on purpose, you also have the chops to make an A movie on purpose. It was probably an homage or something. Anyway, the characters were all very flat but it was quick-paced and I enjoyed myself. Btw, that fight scene sheik, whoo boy, that was just the definition of extra.

Nathan, glad you liked the movie! I'll try to keep that streak going and pick The Stranger from 1991 for you.

Here's my new list:

1. The Invisible Man (1933)
2. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
3. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
4. Hamlet (1948)
5. Alphaville (1965)
6. Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954)
7. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
8. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
9. La Dolce Vita (1960)
10. Seconds (1966)

Nathan Treadway
Donator
Posts: 3130
Joined: Jun 26, 2015
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Contact:

#5442

Post by Nathan Treadway » December 12th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Can you send me the iCM link? I'm not sure which one you are referring to.


Nathan Treadway
Donator
Posts: 3130
Joined: Jun 26, 2015
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Contact:

#5444

Post by Nathan Treadway » December 12th, 2018, 4:31 pm

:cheers: Thanks! Searching for common names is rather cumbersome on icm...

beasterne
Posts: 83
Joined: May 22, 2013
Contact:

#5445

Post by beasterne » December 12th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Eesh, yeah I should have tested that one. I figured with it being on six lists it would get some prioritization in the results but...

zissou14
Posts: 219
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

#5446

Post by zissou14 » December 14th, 2018, 2:40 pm

The Purple Rose of Cairo - It was a nice rom-com but I'm not the biggest of this genre. It wasn't the best Woody Allen nor the worst.

beasterne go for Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)

you can choose a movie I need to watch

User avatar
mightysparks
Site Admin
Posts: 29165
Joined: May 05, 2011
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#5447

Post by mightysparks » December 21st, 2018, 4:16 am

Didn't know where to start so just looked at what you hadn't checked for TSPDT, and picked a favourite of mine for you zissou14; Marnie (1964).

Trying to get through my backlog since I'm running out of hard drive space, so I'm using a randomizer to select films.

1. The Muppet Movie (1979)
2. O Ritual dos Sádicos (1970)
3. Preservation (2014)
4. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (1989)
5. Womb (2010)
6. The Atticus Institute (2015)
7. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
8. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
9. City After Dark (1980)
10. La sorella di Ursula (1978)

It seemed to choose a lot of horror :/
"I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want." - Stanley Kubrick

iCM | IMDb | LastFM | TSZDT

Image

sheikofhyrule
Posts: 789
Joined: Jun 19, 2011
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Contact:

#5448

Post by sheikofhyrule » December 28th, 2018, 4:02 am

I watched Ghost Story and rated it 4/10. I need more plot than what this movie was intended to provide.

mightysparks, I pick The Muppet Movie because I just watched a Jim Henson production, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.

01) The Lovely Bones (2009)
02) Bright Star (2009)
03) Moon (2009)
04) It's Complicated (2009)
05) In the Loop (2009)
06) Dumplin' (2018)
07) Eighth Grade (2018)
08) Isle of Dogs (2018)
09) Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
10) Roma (2018)

User avatar
mightysparks
Site Admin
Posts: 29165
Joined: May 05, 2011
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#5449

Post by mightysparks » January 2nd, 2019, 5:11 am

I watched The Muppet Movie. Muppets and Sesame Street and the like were never part of my childhood and are not really my type of humour. It’s a little too childish and silly, but is pretty harmless and seems to be full of references, cameos and in-jokes that may be fun for fans. As a non-fan, it feels stuffed full of random moments and annoying characters though it’s not as irritating as some of the other Muppets stuff that I’ve seen. The songs, and the singing, are pretty awful though and definitely turn it into more of a drag. 5/10

sheikofhyrule, I'll pick Moon since it's the one I liked the most of your choices.

1. Footlight Parade (1933)
2. O Ritual dos Sádicos (1970)
3. Preservation (2014)
4. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (1989)
5. Womb (2010)
6. The Atticus Institute (2015)
7. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
8. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
9. City After Dark (1980)
10. La sorella di Ursula (1978)
"I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want." - Stanley Kubrick

iCM | IMDb | LastFM | TSZDT

Image

fori
Posts: 840
Joined: Aug 24, 2014
Contact:

#5450

Post by fori » January 2nd, 2019, 5:42 am

I pick the #2 for mightysparks. Need to see more from that director.
Anything I haven’t seen is good, but the more out there the better.

zissou14
Posts: 219
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

#5451

Post by zissou14 » January 4th, 2019, 2:15 pm

I watched Marnie and was a little bit disappointed. I prefer when Hitchcock is more thrilling and less melodramatic but I loved the chemistry between Connery and Hedren.

For fori (I assumed it's you https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/cobac/) I choose Estiu 1993 a beautiful movie from last year

you can choose any movie I need to watch

User avatar
clemmetarey
Donator
Posts: 2105
Joined: Nov 20, 2011
Contact:

#5452

Post by clemmetarey » January 12th, 2019, 8:37 pm

Kurutta ippêji (1926) for you zissou
I watch Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) and it's my least favorite of the three. I couldn't get into the story at all, but at least the action is fine and there isn't embarrassing atempt at humour. 5/10


1. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
3. Ted (2012) (NEW)
4. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
5. Iron Man 2 (2010)
6. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
7. Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
8. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
9. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

beasterne
Posts: 83
Joined: May 22, 2013
Contact:

#5453

Post by beasterne » January 16th, 2019, 1:58 pm

zissou I finally tracked down and watched Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring and I really enjoyed it. There was a lot more violence in it than I was anticipating (I don't enjoy watching animal cruelty), given that I knew it was about a Buddhist monk, but I really enjoyed the film overall. I also feel like I need to do a lot of research because there were things that I'm sure were significant that I didn't understand, like the fact that every season had a different animal companion at the temple. Really good movie.

clemmetarey I will pick Edge of Tomorrow for you.


1. The Invisible Man (1933)
2. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
3. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
4. Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954)
5. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
6. La Dolce Vita (1960)
7. The Match Factory Girl (1990)
8. Leave No Trace (2018)
9. Out of the Past (1947)
10. Mean Streets (1973)

zissou14
Posts: 219
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

#5454

Post by zissou14 » January 18th, 2019, 9:01 pm

I watch Kurutta ippêji: It was a weird and interesting movie that remind me of early soviet cinema. I was a little bit lost by the plot because there weren't intertitles and I wasn't sure what was going on.

Beasterne I choose Out of the Past for you

you can choose any movie I need to watch

beasterne
Posts: 83
Joined: May 22, 2013
Contact:

#5455

Post by beasterne » January 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm

Out of the Past was so good! I had no expectations for this one, other than I liked Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter and I wanted to see him here, but man this was a good movie. Probably one of the best examples of Film Noir I've ever seen (maybe tied with The Maltese Falcon). The dialogue was sizzling and the shot composition was fantastic. Really good stuff.

zissou14 in honor of Penny Marshall I pick A League of Their Own for you.

1. The Invisible Man (1933)
2. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
3. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
4. Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954)
5. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
6. La Dolce Vita (1960)
7. Leave No Trace (2018)
8. Mean Streets (1973)
9. Captain Blood (1935)
10. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

User avatar
mightysparks
Site Admin
Posts: 29165
Joined: May 05, 2011
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#5456

Post by mightysparks » February 1st, 2019, 12:19 am

I watched O Ritual dos Sádicos (1970). A group of psychologists debate the effects of drugs by telling each other stories involving drug use and sex. There isn't really much of a plot in this film and there's not much of a point other than trying to be perverse and weird. There's some rape that the psychologist's then blame on the female for being on drugs making her more 'sexual' and after that I lost interest. It's not trippy, it's not weird, it's just amateurish and boring. 4/10

For beasterne, I choose The Invisible Man since it's my favourite there, and I was surprised at how well it's stood up considering its age but it has also been a few years since I've seen it...

1. Footlight Parade (1933)
2. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
3. Preservation (2014)
4. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (1989)
5. Womb (2010)
6. The Atticus Institute (2015)
7. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
8. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017)
9. City After Dark (1980)
10. La sorella di Ursula (1978)
"I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want." - Stanley Kubrick

iCM | IMDb | LastFM | TSZDT

Image

Nathan Treadway
Donator
Posts: 3130
Joined: Jun 26, 2015
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Contact:

#5457

Post by Nathan Treadway » February 1st, 2019, 1:07 am

I watched the last recommended film, Satyajit Ray's swan song, Agantuk, quite a while ago, but was wanting to rewatch it, so I haven't posted in here. It almost serves as a warning on how we treat our elders, or strangers. I really liked it, and like I said, I wanted to rewatch it to get more out of the dialog (as it's a very dialog driven movie). Excellent choice (Yes, better than the previous, although admittedly it wasn't going to take too much :P )

Anyhow, someone can pick something for me. Anything wil do. :)

Mighty, I've only seen one of yours, and it's hardly a favorite, so, I won't choose that one. Instead, I'll go with I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore, as it's probably the one I'm most likely to watch out of the others.

zissou14
Posts: 219
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

#5458

Post by zissou14 » February 8th, 2019, 1:15 pm

I watched A League of their Own and really enjoyed it. I have a guilty pleasure for sport movies and thought that this one was really well made without being too cheesy. I liked the performances of the actresses but a little bit less Tom Hanks.

Nathan I recommand Western (2017) ; https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/western-2017

you can choose any movie I need to watch

User avatar
mightysparks
Site Admin
Posts: 29165
Joined: May 05, 2011
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#5459

Post by mightysparks » February 9th, 2019, 12:32 am

I watched I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. (2017). After being burglarized, a woman and her neighbor set out to find the thieves and get retribution. This was hit and miss for me which was disappointing as Macon Blair is always amazing as an actor, but needs to tighten up his writing and directing. Melanie Lynskey didn’t quite work in the lead role, though she seems like she should. Her character is interesting and there’s a lot of observations and behaviour that ring true (like her frustrations at the selfishness and ‘taking’ of others), but they’re never really that insightful and she’s not that convincing. The story isn’t particularly interesting either and it goes off on lots of directions that disrupts the pacing and feels muddy.

For zissou14, I'm continuing to choose from your unseen TSPDT films, so I'll go with Providence (1977) as it's another one of my favourites, featuring a great performance by Dirk Bogarde.

1. Footlight Parade (1933)
2. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
3. Preservation (2014)
4. Sukkubus - den Teufel im Leib (1989)
5. Womb (2010)
6. The Atticus Institute (2015)
7. Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967)
8. Remember the Titans (2000)
9. City After Dark (1980)
10. La sorella di Ursula (1978)
"I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want." - Stanley Kubrick

iCM | IMDb | LastFM | TSZDT

Image

zissou14
Posts: 219
Joined: May 17, 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Contact:

#5460

Post by zissou14 » February 15th, 2019, 1:27 pm

I watched Providence by Alain Resnais. At first, I wasn't sure what was going on but the dialogues and the performances were great so it was easy to enjoy the movie without knowing what's really happening.

mightysparks - The only movie I saw in your list is Remember the Titans but I'm not fond of it so I choose Koruto wa ore no pasupooto (1967) for you

you can choose any movie I need to watch

beasterne
Posts: 83
Joined: May 22, 2013
Contact:

#5461

Post by beasterne » February 20th, 2019, 3:24 pm

I watched The Invisible Man last night. The special effects in this movie are spectacular. They look great today and they must have been jaw-dropping back in 1933. The story was simple but effective. This is an absolute must-see just for the special effects alone.

zissou14 I'll choose Guess Who's Coming To Dinner for you. I feel like this is definitely just one of those "movies you should have already seen".

Here's my new list:

1. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
2. Legend of Bailiff Sansho (1954)
3. Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
4. La Dolce Vita (1960)
5. Mean Streets (1973)
6. Captain Blood (1935)
7. Great Expectations (1946)
8. Rio Bravo (1959)
9. Richard III (1955)
10. The 39 Steps (1935)

Post Reply