Old 28th March 2004, 00:13   #41
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Citizen Kane wasn't too bad.

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Old 28th March 2004, 01:57   #42
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Also two other movies... Life Is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella) and Dancer In The Dark.
They're not that kind of real "brain torturing" movies in that sense. But they make you think for a long time.
About life and death. Ethics... the limits of tolerance... about a human being.

Damn, I just love intense "psychological experiences"!
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Old 30th March 2004, 05:56   #43
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I also enjoy thinker movies here a good list:
Fight Club
Pi
The Big Labowski (it alittle of thinking and no-brainer)
Snatch
K-Pax
Matchstick Men (kind of)

Also, Fight Club is so good becuase of the many perspectives and ideals it portrays. "Let go" and dont remember the exact quote but your never really asleep or awake with insomnia.
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Old 30th March 2004, 19:07   #44
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Actually Matrix made me think: because it's so full of obvious mistakes I immediately thought about how the story could have been saved.

One film that stunned me (and my friends, we were literally speechless after leaving the cinema) the first time I saw it is Brazil.
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Old 6th April 2004, 09:05   #45
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I love thinker movies but everyone has forgotn SEVEN. that movie is near the top of my all time greats list.

and a few more.
Fight Club
Memento
Pulp Fiction
Reservoir Dogs <-- kinda a thinker but cool nun the less

i can't think of anymore at the moment, but thats just a few.


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Old 2nd June 2004, 18:59   #47
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Vanilla Sky....how could we forget that?

As for the Matrix Trilogy...excellent films, hated by the masses. Why you ask...mainly because they are thinking pieces. Are there biblical references in the films? Yes, but if anything, these films are more based in New Age and Eastern ideologies, the farthest thing from the Bible. To think the Matrix Trilogy is biblical in any siginicant sense is absurd. Watch it again...and think
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Vanilla Sky....how could we forget that?

As for the Matrix Trilogy...excellent films, hated by the masses. Why you ask...mainly because they are thinking pieces. Are there biblical references in the films? Yes, but if anything, these films are more based in New Age and Eastern ideologies, the farthest thing from the Bible. To think the Matrix Trilogy is biblical in any siginicant sense is absurd. Watch it again...and think
Yeah, watch it again, and then remind yourself how Neo dies in a crucifix position, is the only hope for mankind, and sacrificed himself. Just because they borrowed a plot line from a japanese movie or book doesn't mean it's Eastern. You want an American Eastern Film? Watch Ghost Dog. That had more Eastern Flavor than all the Matrix's put together and blended to a fine paste.

Eastern cultures my ass. Kill Bill had more Eastern Culture than fucking Neo/Jesus vs The Machines/Evil of Mankind. The first one was good. The last one was cool. The middle one sucked. Don't even try to argue that it was intelligently concieved or the greatest film ever. It was the most predictable crap I ever witnessed plotwise.

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I do see your point Fickle...but also take into consideration other points of the film. The first film brings up ideas non-existence (there is no spoon). That can be considered Eastern. A main premise in the film is choice...or lack of. Neo's choice has already been made, but made by himself. This is extreme fatalism, a very New Age concept of choosing what you will do with your life before you actually begin living it. I've never seen either of these concepts in Christianity. However, this is just my interpretation of the film...just what I got outta it. I guess its kinda dumb for me to say its heavily Eastern or Christian, or whatever. Its simply a mix of a ton of shit, Christian and Eastern...or whatever else is thrown in there.
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Old 3rd June 2004, 09:17   #52
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Vanilla Sky....how could we forget that?
That's easy: Just watch abre los ojos/open your eyes.
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This is extreme fatalism, a very New Age concept of choosing what you will do with your life before you actually begin living it.
Jesus's life was decided for him before he was killed.

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Re: Real "thinking" movies

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  • A few good examples:
  • American Beauty
  • The Manchurian Candidate (sadly, they're remaking this one. I'm willing to bet it'll do decent at the box office but will suck terribly compared to the original)
  • Fight Club
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Pi
  • Memento
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Pulp Fiction


You listed four of my top 5 favorite movies.
American beauty,
Fight club,
Pi,
and momento (not neccesarily in order).
I also really liked the twelve monkeys
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I do see your point Fickle...but also take into consideration other points of the film. The first film brings up ideas non-existence (there is no spoon). That can be considered Eastern. A main premise in the film is choice...or lack of. Neo's choice has already been made, but made by himself. This is extreme fatalism, a very New Age concept of choosing what you will do with your life before you actually begin living it. I've never seen either of these concepts in Christianity. However, this is just my interpretation of the film...just what I got outta it. I guess its kinda dumb for me to say its heavily Eastern or Christian, or whatever. Its simply a mix of a ton of shit, Christian and Eastern...or whatever else is thrown in there.
It didn't 'bring up' anything. That idea has been around for thousands of years.
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Jesus' life was decided FOR him. What I said was what YOU decide what you want with your life. You make your path. And playing word semantics with "bring up".....pfft. I didn't mean it created anything new, thats obvious. I suppose we replace "bring up" with "discussed", so its clear The Matrix didn't do anything new, it just threw some different stuff together and presented it
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I like to think of the matrix as an very good action movie brought down slightly by people talking in big words that they dont understand.
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Jesus' life was decided FOR him. What I said was what YOU decide what you want with your life. You make your path. And playing word semantics with "bring up".....pfft. I didn't mean it created anything new, thats obvious. I suppose we replace "bring up" with "discussed", so its clear The Matrix didn't do anything new, it just threw some different stuff together and presented it
I'm not saying it's a bad movie, i'm saying it tries to be better than it is, and many many people buy into it.
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I'm not saying it's a bad movie, i'm saying it tries to be better than it is, and many many people buy into it.
I agree with this sentance, even with the needless second comma.

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Old 11th June 2004, 17:51   #67
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if its not here, i got to add "The Butterfly Effect".
it wasn't the best movie (could have had better actors), but it was great imo.

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Old 1st August 2005, 19:27   #68
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i agree

I'd like to add American History X and Trainspotting, not because of the complex plot but because they really make you think about your life and others...

i totaly agree.
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How to spot Thinker Movies:

1. Almost anything with Denzel Washington in it.
2. Look for Samuel L. Jackson in controversial roles.
3. Erie mystery flicks that deal with the undead.(rememeber that I did NOT say horror flick)
4. Nonfunny Travolta flicks.
5. Westley Snipes not playing a super hero.
6. Unknown actors in a downspiral setting.(not necessarily action based)
7. Halle Berry with a good script.
8. The Bone Collector was a good one.
9. Unbreakable was another one.
10. Usually Bruce Willis when he's not kicking someone's ass or trying to be funny.
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hmmm

I dont if I agreed with a single one of those conditions. I did not neccesarily disagree with them, but those are some strange conditions for a thinking movie.
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Old 12th February 2009, 19:00   #71
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I somewhat agree and i think a good example here is Pulp Fiction!!!

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Old 1st March 2009, 23:13   #72
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Children of Men
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206634/
1984
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087803/
Gattaca
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/
The Manchurian Candidate (not the remake)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056218/
Touch of Evil
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052311/
The Silence of the Lambs
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/
Wait Until Dark
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062467/
The French Connection
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067116/
Signs
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I wouldn't mind getting 'Wait Until Dark' on dvd.
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This is not a list of the best, but of the more thought provoking films you might want to watch. I've seen and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Some are very challenging films, but well worth it.

I can highly recommend;

Rififi,
Les Diaboliques
Russian Ark
The Seven Samurai........bollocks! watch them all, they are all great films.

Solyaris
Russian Ark
Les Diaboliques
The Big Sleep
Rabbot Proof Fence
Once Were Warriors
Rififi
The 400 Blows
The Seven Samurai
Elephant
Dogville
Great list. I liked Z also and Monster( a great performance )
I would add Rahomon
Requiem For A Dream But there's more...there's always more
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by marvinbarcelona
[B]This is not a list of the best, but of the more thought provoking films you might want to watch. I've seen and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Some are very challenging films, but well worth it.

I can highly recommend;

Rififi,
Les Diaboliques
Russian Ark
The Seven Samurai........bollocks! watch them all, they are all great films.

Solyaris
Russian Ark
Les Diaboliques
The Big Sleep
Rabbot Proof Fence
Once Were Warriors
Rififi
[url=http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0053198/]The 400 Blows
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Old 26th May 2009, 22:17   #77
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More thinking movies

"Frailty" with Matthew McConaughy is a must-see and is excellent along with any Guy Ritchie movies such as:
Lock, Stock, and two Smoking Barrels,
Snatch,
Revolver is okay but tries too hard,
and Rock n Rolla is also decent,

Obviously any Quinton Tarantino, not just Pulp Fiction, including:
Reservoir Dogs,
True Romance,
Jackie Brown,
the Kill Bill's are okay,
and Inglorious Bastards should be amazing

A recent good one I've seen is "Lions for Lambs" which is Tom Cruise's best film
an really makes you think (I highly recommend)

And finally two great Tim Robbins' films that really make you think are "The Shawshank Redemption" and a less popular film with Jeff Bridges of "The Big Lebowski" called Arlington Road is a spectacular movie that really puzzles the mind
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From the movies that you have mentioned, American Beauty is very good.
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