Alexander Payne’s Election with Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. I think it is hilarious.
I also really love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder. I really didn’t like the new one, even though it was more true to Roald Dahl’s story. Watching that movie as a little kid, it’s just so whisically creepy and completely awesome. Yes, that is my justification.
Wedding in White (1972)
I agree with Leah; Willy Wonka is one of my favorites. If you like weird, check out “Head” (1968.) It stars The Monkees, and is a real “trip.” Also, “The Yellow Submarine” (Also 1968) starring The Beatles. Lastly, let me recommend “Myra Breckinridge” (1970.) Even with a star-studded cast, this movie flopped at the box office. This a work that will interest mostly film historians, movie buffs, and cult movie fans. That must be why I like it!
The Matador with Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear.
DEATH MACHINE ….A low budget Sci fi film directed by Steve Norrington. THE MAD MONSTER PARTY, LOVING, THE FUGITIVE KIND. Vincent Price’s Gothic films..Oblong Box, The Raven , Witchfinder General, Masque of the Red Death and any Japanese monster movie..War of the gargantuas, Frankenstein conquered the world, Varan the Unbelievable…etc etc
Totally love Election, too, and Spellbound – and just left a message somewhere else about Gregory’s Girl… and I love Time Bandits and Capricorn One. These last 3 are to do with seeing them when I was younger and just completely loving them I think maybe in a more straightforward way. I think Election is the best thing Reese Witherspoon has ever done… oh and I just watched Wargames on tv the other day – loved that when I was younger too!
Tombs of the Blind Dead. I’m a big fan of Eurohorror and this is my favorite. My brother even found an authentic Mexican lobby card and had it framed for me for Christmas last year.
The American Astronaut
I tell everyone it’s what I imagine a ‘Firefly’ musical directed by John Waters would be like.
“Match Point” (2005), by Woody Allen.
I was speechless after the first time I had seen it. The same happened every time.
I Love You Rosa by Moshe Mizrahi (1972) It’s an unusual and thought-provoking romance with a feminist twist between two people who are meant to be married according to a very old tradition.
Bad Company (1972)
Last Life in the Universe
Hallelujah the Hills (1963)
A film I rarely hear Scorsese fans mention, or anyone else for that matter; Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Blues in the Night (1941)
Yasuzo Masumura’s RED ANGEL – I got this cheap and thought it would be cheesy exploitation – it surprised me by actually beung really rather good – it’s a bit controversial (nurse gets raped and blames herself) but a really extraordinary war movie
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist I don’t even think it’s funny, but it’s charming in it’s own stupid, childish manner.
Agree on EVERYONE SAY I LOVE YOU – watch it to give the spirits a lift. An underrated film: Walter Hill’s SOUTHERN COMFORT. It might tip its hat to DELIVERANCE, but it’s a great film, methinks. I think Carpenter’s CHRISTINE is severely underrated too; as is THEY LIVE and PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
Agree on EVERYONE SAYS I LOVE YOU – watch it to give the spirits a lift. An underrated film: Walter Hill’s SOUTHERN COMFORT. It might tip its hat to DELIVERANCE, but it’s a great film, methinks. I think Carpenter’s CHRISTINE is severely underrated too; as is THEY LIVE and PRINCE OF DARKNESS.
DEVI by Satyajit Ray. We really need this on DVD in a big way.
Everytime a blogger included a title I’m familiar with, I responded YES!! Expect the others mentioned are equally as good. The one title that jumped into my mind on seeing the topic was ‘Run Lola Run’. I purchased this film, watched it three times, traded it, then purchased and watched it again.
All ABOUT MY MOTHER, probably my favorite by Almodóvar with a great performance by Cecilia Roth.
Criterion Presents: The Auteurs Movie
The Great McGonagall
Open the Door and See All the People
Guns of the Trees
Probably should have read what Drew wrote at the beginning of the thread because the film I posted didn’t fit his criteria at all (it was just a random film I liked).
Let’s try again:A Time to Live, a Time to Die
It’s part existential “what’s the meaning of everything”, part frat-boy comedy, part British indie..
My only complaint on it would be that it has a hard time in figuring out what it really is or what message it’s ultimately trying to convey. But what a funny and accomplished ride it is.
“L’effrontee” by Claude Miller ( who is really underrated imo). It’s a fairly simple coming of age story but I loved it.I also believe it is the film debut of Charlotte Gainsbourg
Shock Waves (the Peter Cushing Nazi Zombie movie)