Help please!

September 12, 2005

I am signed up to one of those online DVD rental things and I have hit a brick wall and have no idea what films to add to my selection! As I am going to be stuck indoors until the 20th September waiting for payday I will be relying on this to keep me entertained.

This is where you come in. Please, please post a comment and suggest a film or three that you think everyone should watch.

Thank you!


  • Reply Doug September 12, 2005 at 1:04 pm

    Any particular type of movie (action, romance, drama, comedy)?

  • Reply Juicy September 12, 2005 at 1:23 pm

    What are you looking for?

  • Reply kate September 12, 2005 at 9:14 pm

    Oh… some of my favorite movies are: Blow (Johnny Depp), A Beautiful Mind (Russell Crow), The Life of David Gale (Kevin Spacy), American History X (Ed Horton), Bowfinger (Steve Martin). There are so many old ones that are good. I’ve got more if you need them. LOL. I love movies.

  • Reply Dancinfairy September 12, 2005 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks for the suggestions Kate – I am a movie dunce and haven’t seen any of those so I will add them to my list.

    In response to juicy and Doug – no idea! I don’t like horror films but I do love films with a great twist and the end or ones that really make you think. I love to laugh and I always cry at happy endings. Any suggestions are welcome!

  • Reply monkey typist September 13, 2005 at 12:05 am

    the goonies, labarynth, willow, princess bride, people under the stairs, lost boys…lots more, those are just what i keep thinking i really want to watch lately

  • Reply Doug September 13, 2005 at 2:10 am

    It’s a Wonderful Life (got to have the original blanck and white, no color touch-ups), The Lord of the Rings series, Heathers (dark comedy), Grosse Point Blanke (dark Comedy), High Fidelity (dark comedy), Toa of Steve (romantic independent comedy), The Spitfire Grill (independent drama), Braveheart (drama/action), Four Rooms (independent), Ghost World (independent drama), Go (independent), Memento, Run Lola! Run (foriegn, not sure what country), Like Water for Chocolate (french), American Pie (comedy) and a whole list of others.

  • Reply John King September 13, 2005 at 9:05 am

    I second Memento. Also I really enjoyed I Heart Huckerbys – best comedy of 2004.

    Oh, and I really want to watch a movie called OldBoy which is out on DVD I think.

    Lets rent it 😉 x

  • Reply Dancinfairy September 13, 2005 at 9:36 am

    Consider all your suggestions added! It is pot luck what I get but watch this space as I will let you all know what I think of them when I watch them.

    Doug and Monkey Typist – Goonies, Go, Princess Bride and Lord of The Rings (extended box set) are sat on my shelf already watched to death!!!

  • Reply Léonie September 13, 2005 at 9:39 am

    TRUE ROMANCE! (Do you notice how I write in capitals because I am attention seeking and think my suggestions are more important than everyone else’s? Strange.)
    I love that film. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette. Also Christopher Walken, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Dennis Hopper, James Gandolfini..
    It’s my favourite. You’ve probably seen it, though. Oh, I want to watch it NOW.

  • Reply kate September 13, 2005 at 4:36 pm

    Oh you have to see The Notebook. It’ll have you in tears.

  • Reply Juicy September 14, 2005 at 1:11 pm

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a must. Say Anything, Crash, Layer Cake, Sin City, Cold Mountain, Friday NIght Lights

  • Reply Adz September 15, 2005 at 12:45 pm

    work your way through all four series of 24 if you haven’t seen them already! They are excellent, and worth the commitment!

  • Reply AnonymousCoworker September 15, 2005 at 3:25 pm

    Triplets of Belleville, Life is Beautiful, Royal Tenenbaums

  • Reply allison September 16, 2005 at 12:22 am

    Amelie. Watch it. Love it.

    And Citizen Kane. Weird, but brilliant and a must if you are into film. I just watched it for the first time a few months ago, and it was worth spending the time on.

  • Reply The Dummy September 19, 2005 at 3:57 pm

    Oh, and this is late, but my two movie ideas are Crash and Sideways. Two very different movies for two very different moods. And both very well done. That’s what I just watched this past week.

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