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Old 19th December 2018, 10:37 PM   #441709  /  #1
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Recommend me a movie based on these criteria

The Protagonist/s - i want to be watching someone i can root for. Morally ambiguous is fine but i don't want to be cheering on a sex pest or racist just because he's killing some even worse people. Similarly, gangster/mafia movies can all go an do one, what's the point a film where the story could be immediately improved by all the main characters being struck down dead in scene one. Then the people of the town could get on with their lives, no longer being repressed by the bullies.


Examples of movie i have watched that do this well are Rambo 1, Equalizer and most Clint Eastwood films.


Genre & Setting - Action, adventure, thriller, cop, westerns, sci fi are all fine. Some horror is ok but i draw the line at supernatural story lines. I dislike musicals and don't fancy watching a cartoon. I would prefer not to be reading subtitles and the story has to be really good for me to put up with dubbed audio, e.g., Django


Other rules - no children please. I just worry about them all the time so there's no escapism for me there. Plus they're generally annoying, so i end up hoping they'll die early on enough for me to forget about them. Can't be doing with cruelty to animals either. Cruelty to women is acceptable but there needs to be revenge. No muppets either, Star Wars is for people who are prepared to look at a puppetry and not so much suspend their disbelief as never have any in the first place, like slow witted fat children at a Punch and Judy show.


And it needs to be a proper story, a few twists but basically setup, problem to solve, action bit, setback, bit where protagonist/s does something clever and unexpected, boss defeated.
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Old 19th December 2018, 10:52 PM   #441712  /  #2
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Anticipating replies, as those are almost all things I want in a movie (minus Rambo). Especially the no kids part, makes me too anxious. In fact you can add animals being killed, nope, can't deal with it.
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:00 PM   #441714  /  #3
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:15 PM   #441715  /  #4
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Anticipating replies, as those are almost all things I want in a movie (minus Rambo). Especially the no kids part, makes me too anxious. In fact you can add animals being killed, nope, can't deal with it.

I avoided Rambo for years but i have to say the first Rambo is alright. Have you seen it?
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:20 PM   #441716  /  #5
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:22 PM   #441717  /  #6
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:33 PM   #441720  /  #7
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:43 PM   #441722  /  #8
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Old 19th December 2018, 11:51 PM   #441726  /  #9
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Old 20th December 2018, 02:58 AM   #441730  /  #10
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The Protagonist/s - i want to be watching someone i can root for. Morally ambiguous is fine but i don't want to be cheering on a sex pest or racist just because he's killing some even worse people. Similarly, gangster/mafia movies can all go an do one, what's the point a film where the story could be immediately improved by all the main characters being struck down dead in scene one. Then the people of the town could get on with their lives, no longer being repressed by the bullies.


Examples of movie i have watched that do this well are Rambo 1, Equalizer and most Clint Eastwood films.


Genre & Setting - Action, adventure, thriller, cop, westerns, sci fi are all fine. Some horror is ok but i draw the line at supernatural story lines. I dislike musicals and don't fancy watching a cartoon. I would prefer not to be reading subtitles and the story has to be really good for me to put up with dubbed audio, e.g., Django


Other rules - no children please. I just worry about them all the time so there's no escapism for me there. Plus they're generally annoying, so i end up hoping they'll die early on enough for me to forget about them. Can't be doing with cruelty to animals either. Cruelty to women is acceptable but there needs to be revenge. No muppets either, Star Wars is for people who are prepared to look at a puppetry and not so much suspend their disbelief as never have any in the first place, like slow witted fat children at a Punch and Judy show.


And it needs to be a proper story, a few twists but basically setup, problem to solve, action bit, setback, bit where protagonist/s does something clever and unexpected, boss defeated.
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Old 20th December 2018, 04:23 AM   #441732  /  #11
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Old 20th December 2018, 04:25 AM   #441733  /  #12
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Shortbus was a movie I really enjoyed. Great music, nice boobies, and a great rendition of the US national anthem.

Now that I think of it, it might be the greatest rendition. Best ever. Bigly and Uge.
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Old 20th December 2018, 09:59 PM   #441752  /  #13
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Old 20th December 2018, 10:05 PM   #441753  /  #14
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Old 20th December 2018, 10:09 PM   #441756  /  #15
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At least check out the trailer, guys. Shortbus is a merry fucking film.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8A1dwEhSMY
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Old 20th December 2018, 10:11 PM   #441757  /  #16
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There is an old man who appears in the trailer. His main scene is still, to me, one of the best I've seen in a flick. Holy SHIT it's believable!
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Old 21st December 2018, 12:31 AM   #441767  /  #17
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Old 23rd December 2018, 09:31 AM   #442018  /  #18
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1) The Green Mile*
2) Shawshank Redemption (probably you have seen this, if not - watch, obviously)
3) The King's Speech
4) Fried Green Tomatoes (with Kathy Bates)
5) Life of Pi
6) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
8) Kite Runner
9) Garden State
10) Romeo & Juliet (Baz Lurhmann)
11) Run Lola Run
12) The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson)
13) A Life Aquatic (Wes Anderson)
14) The Royal Tenembaums (Wes Anderson)


* my favourite.
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Old 25th December 2018, 08:26 AM   #442122  /  #20
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meant to mention, some of those are a bit hipster-ish (say 6, 9, 10-14, excluding 11). If you can stomach that, they are pretty good.
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