Thanks for the German movie recommendations. I've heard of "The Princess and the Warrior" and "Aguirre - der Zorn Gottes", and also "Untergang, Der." I will rent and watch them and then let you guys know what I think.
Never heard of "Es geschah am hellichten Tag" or "Gegen die Wand" or "Funny Games." As long as they have subtitles, I'll check these 3 out also.
I think "Der Untergang" will be very good.
Pardus: For what it's worth:
Did you really like Babette's Feast? I was gonna rent it but it seemed like it would be kind of slow. I saw the other 4 you mentioned, but still not sure whether to rent Babette's Feast. Why did you like it?
Since Pardus is from Ireland I thought I'd comment on some movies I've seen recently with an Irish connection.
In America : I really liked this movie a lot!!! The 2 little girls (they are actually real life sisters) were adorable and excellent in there parts. It takes place in NYC. I highly recommend this movie. I watched it 2 straight nights.
Evelyn : Another movie I really enjoyed. Very touching movie. The little girl (playing Evelyn was great, very cute), I also thought Pierce Brosnan was good in this film.
Veronica Guerin : Cate Blanchett was excellent in this role. I guess if you're from Ireland, you already know how the story ends.
The Magdalene Sisters : Pretty disturbing film. Not so sure I'd recommend it (but it definitely has the Irish connection).
The Secret of Roan Inish : One of my Mother's favorite films. She makes everyone she knows watch it.
Has anyone seen any of these 5 "Irish" films?
Well here's my List of "Must See Movies" (that have not already been mentioned like my all time Favorite: Casablanca, Roman Holiday, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Star Wars trilogy, The Godfather trilogy etc.:
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Schindler's List (1993)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Treasure of the Sierre Madre (1948)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
To Sir, With Love (1964)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
Immitation of Life (1934)
Sling Blade (1996)
Has anyone seen any of these movies on this list??? If so which ones? And how did you like them, etc.???
1.The Deer Hunter
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo;s Nest
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. The Killing Fields
6. Any of the the Godfather Trilogy
7. Citizen Kane
8. Apocalypse Now
9. The Pink Panther
10. Withnail & 1
11. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
12. The Royal Tennenbaums (sister movie of The Life Aquatic. Both very zany!)
I'm always looking ofr good movies to rent. I've seen 10 of the 12 you list (all very good movies). But I've never seen, or even heard of, Withnail & I or Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.?
as a kid i loved:
HORSEMAN ON THE ROOFTOP
WHAT THE #@!& DO WE KNOW
BRINGING UP BABY
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
oh i forgot anyone.
HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE
DUDE WHERES MY CAR
Fear & Loathing.. great movie, Johnny Depp playing Hunter S Thompson, its out there!
An oldie but a goodie - Arthur - Dudley Moore @ his hilarious best
You could try a couple of Kiwi flicks (see you have already listed Peter Jacksons early stuff)
Just thought of another of my favorites:
It's one of those movies that I can watch over & over and still enjoy watching it. Al Pacino is great (as usual), it has action, emotional plots, etc.. And Michele Pfeiffer. PS--If foul language bothers you, don't watch this one.
Who else has seen this movie?