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Old 14-12-2012, 07:25
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I used to be a HUGE movie goer. Would pretty much spend every saturday night at the cinema. Considered myself a bit of a film buff and had the biggest video collection imaginable. (How P**ssed am I now that they are all but obsolete..) I even used to take the day off when the Oscars were on so I could stay up all night and watch it live.

A combination of having kids and not having nearly the kind of time that I used to have has led to me not really seeing anything movie wise over the last 5 years or so (except for all the "family" releases. My new years resolution is to start watching movies again. So, I need help from all you movie buffs out there.

What films would you consider Must Watch that have been released since 2005?

The films that I have seen, just to give you an idea of the kind of thing I like, that I thought were great are:-The Bucket List &
The Kings Speech.

P.S. I've read the Twilight Saga, but have no interest in seeing the films. Also, no need to mention any of the Bourne franchise or Bonds.

Your recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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Old 14-12-2012, 08:03
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The Prestige
Moon
Pan's Labyrinth
Casino Royale
Kick Ass
Dark Knight Trilogy

Not seen Kings Speech or Bucket List so don't know how compatible these are but off the top of my head they're certainly some of my favourite films of the last few years.
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:52
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This site, The Movie times, lists the best performing films at the box office. Not really proof of quality but may give you some ideas. Select different years at the top left.

http://www.the-movie-times.com/thrsd...f2012+ByTGross
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Old 14-12-2012, 11:13
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Bright Star
V For Vendetta
Brick Lane
Pan's Labyrinth
Sweeney Todd
Slumdog Millionnaire
The Duchess
Public Enemies
Julie And Julia
Avatar
The Young Victoria
Black Swan
The King's Speech
My Week With Marilyn
War Horse
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Old 14-12-2012, 13:52
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shutter island
inception
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Old 14-12-2012, 14:32
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I've Loved You So Long
In Bruges
Poetry
Enter the Void
Me and Orson Welles
Mesrine: Killer Instinct
Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One
I'm Not Scared
Synecdoche, New York
Linha de Passe
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
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Old 14-12-2012, 15:24
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Black Swan
The Help
My Week With Marilyn
The Iron Lady (the film is a bit meh but it's Meryl streep's performance that is worth the watch)
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Old 15-12-2012, 11:08
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Thanks for all these.

Looking down those lists, it turns out I have seen a few more than I realised.

Iron Lady, for example. Could have been so much more if they hadn't concentrated on her marriage and focused more on her achievements in government. But Meryl Streep was flawless.

Slumdog Millionaire. Great film. Nuff said.

Also saw The Help - which I enjoyed but thought it could have been more. Not sure why, but something was lacking that I can't put my finger on.

I've got The Dark Knight trilogy and will be watching them very soon, and I've had Black Swan in mind for a while but this has reminded me to give it a watch.

Well, this has certainly given me a bit to get on with. Better clear some time in my viewing schedule, which should be easy now that all current TV shows are taking their hiatus.
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:44
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I'd second the poster who said Inception and Shutter Island. But movies that haven't been mentioned yet:

- The Departed
- 50/50
- The Social Network
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:51
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In my opinion:

Silver Linings Playbook
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Blind Side
Ted - you have to have the right sense of humour to enjoy it but it's brilliant.
The Hangover 1 and 2
The Kings Speech - just amazing! Such a beautiful film
The Warrior
Babel
Brokeback Mountain - a wonderful story and brilliantly acted
Contagion
Inception
Precious
Shame
21 Jump Street - hilarious!

I'm sure I'll think of some more...
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Old 15-12-2012, 13:52
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Some more....

Limitless
A Single Man (Colin Firth was nominated the year before he won the Oscar for TKS for this film)
Brothers
The Inbetweeners Movie

My taste in films is quite varied
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Old 15-12-2012, 20:48
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When it comes to movies I'm an unusual mix in that I like some popular movies and then I like the more obscure. Genre wise I tend to go for Horror/Drama/animated/action/fantasy/scifi. Not really a chick flick or romance type person.

The Jacket
Batman trilogy
Serenity
X-Men: First Class
United 93
The Departed
Stranger than Fiction
Children of Men
Kick Ass
30 Days of Night
Be Kind Rewind
WALL-E
Tropic Thunder
Rec
Frost/Nixon
Gran Torino
Coraline
Watchmen
Star Trek
Up
Inglorious basterds
Zombieland
The Lovely Bones
Shutter Island
How to Train Your Dragon
Iron Man
Thor
Captain America
The Avengers
Inception
True Grit
Rango
Super 8
Attack the Block
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Paranormal Activity
Chronicle


Foreign language films:

Dark Water (Japanese)
Pan's Labyrinth
The Girl who Leapt Through Time
Paprika
Hero
Tokyo Godfathers
I'm a Cyborg
13 Assassins
14 Blades
Ip Man
Red Cliff
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Old 15-12-2012, 21:08
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I'll second:

V for Vendetta
Inception
Shutter Island
Slumdog Millionaire
WALL-E
Star Trek
Gran Torino
Pans Labyrinth (but I understand Spanish so not sure how this translates in English)
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Old 15-12-2012, 21:44
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Some from my imbd list (apart from two, I'm excluding East Asian films to save space!).

Confessions (Japanese)
The Prestige
Gone Baby Gone
The Lookout
Inside Man
Never Let Me Go
A Single Man
An Education
Moon
30 Days of Night (standard thriller, really, but different enough to win a place on this list)
Amazing Grace
Thirst (South Korean)
The Descendants
Winter's Bone
Easy A
Little Miss Sunshine
Children of Men
Take Shelter

All these are undeniably decent: Shutter Island, Frozen, Me and Orson Welles, Blue Valentine, Wuthering Heights, Penelope, The Town, Animal Kingdom, Snowtown, The Warrior, The Young Victoria, Death at a Funeral, Juno, There Will Be Blood, Brick, Transamerica, Inception, Blindness, Triangle, Drive, Bronson, Che, A Prophet, Sunshine Cleaning, Moneyball, Stardust, American Gangster, The Descent, Waitress, Eastern Promises, Dark Water (both Japanese and the remake are good so you can't go wrong with either), Submarine, (500) Days of Summer, The Skeleton Key, The Ides of March, Frost/Nixon, Bright Star, Ocean's 13, Michael Clayton, Julia & Julia, Sunshine, Boy A, The Mist, Anonymous, Revolutionary Road, Hustle & Flow, Body of Lies, Slumdog Millionaire, A History of Violence, Buried, The Road and Atonement.
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Old 15-12-2012, 21:58
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The Escapist
Ghosted
Snowtown
Far from Heaven
SuperBad
Knocked Up.
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Old 16-12-2012, 01:57
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My suggestions for the last few years (2008 onwards):

In English:
Inglourious Basterds
Black Swan
500 Days of Summer
District 9
In Bruges
Revolutionary Road
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Up In The Air
Moon
The Reader
Changeling
In The Loop
Doubt
The Ides of March
The Blind Side
The Adjustment Bureau
Blue Valentine
Drive

Foreign Language:
The Class
A Prophet
I've Loved You So Long
Let the Right One In
The Secrets In Their Eyes
Mesrine

Sorry this is such a long list (and it's actually just a start of some, imo, great movies from the last few years). Check them out on IMDb to give you a clue as to which ones you'd enjoy the most.
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Old 16-12-2012, 02:03
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Harry Potter.
The Hunger Games.
Now Is Good.
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Old 16-12-2012, 03:04
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I used to be a HUGE movie goer. Would pretty much spend every saturday night at the cinema. Considered myself a bit of a film buff and had the biggest video collection imaginable. (How P**ssed am I now that they are all but obsolete..) I even used to take the day off when the Oscars were on so I could stay up all night and watch it live.

A combination of having kids and not having nearly the kind of time that I used to have has led to me not really seeing anything movie wise over the last 5 years or so (except for all the "family" releases. My new years resolution is to start watching movies again. So, I need help from all you movie buffs out there.

What films would you consider Must Watch that have been released since 2005?

The films that I have seen, just to give you an idea of the kind of thing I like, that I thought were great are:-The Bucket List &
The Kings Speech.

P.S. I've read the Twilight Saga, but have no interest in seeing the films. Also, no need to mention any of the Bourne franchise or Bonds.

Your recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Definitely see Pan's Labyrinth.

I really Tyrannosaur as well, though it's really bleak.
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Old 16-12-2012, 04:55
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If you're going to watch any film please make it be The Prestige. One the best films in the last decade imo.
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Old 16-12-2012, 08:14
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That's a LOT of films.......

Runs off to IMDB to get some synopsies to narrow down all these recommendations
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Old 16-12-2012, 10:33
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Good luck with making your choices! Got my own little project for next year I'm watching at least one movie from each year 1890 onwards so far I have 1890-1926 covered and various other years after that in total so far I have about 140-ish movies and counting!
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Old 16-12-2012, 10:49
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Bridesmaids
It's a bit of chick flick, but it is actually funny, has one of the best ensemble casts and was actually nominated at the oscars last year.
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Old 16-12-2012, 14:59
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Good luck with making your choices! Got my own little project for next year I'm watching at least one movie from each year 1890 onwards so far I have 1890-1926 covered and various other years after that in total so far I have about 140-ish movies and counting!
Jesus you must have lots of spare time!
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Old 16-12-2012, 16:21
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Seriously? Are films from that era even available to view? I had no idea....
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Old 16-12-2012, 16:26
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Bridesmaids
It's a bit of chick flick, but it is actually funny, has one of the best ensemble casts and was actually nominated at the oscars last year.
I'll definitely be watching Bridesmaids, just to see the performance that won whatserface an Oscar, or Golden Globe, or whatever the accolade was.

I tend to do that actually. After awards season, I go off and watch some of the big winners. I just watched Game Change following its' glut of recent Emmys, and I have to say, I thought it was great, even if it was only a TV movie, but you have to know that anything on HBO is going to be class despite that. Julianne Moore was amazing, and her Emmy was more than well deserved.
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