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Midnight In Paris

Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Know that it is brilliant, witty and full of mystique. 92% on Rotten Tomatoes (RT).

Let The Right One In


The best vampire movie ever made in my opinion. Let the Right One In is a truly unique story about a young boy and his new blood-sucking friend from next door. This film is a heart-warming love story with sprees of gory violence, which the director pulls off brilliantly. To say this movie blows ‘Twilight’ out of the water is a terrible understatement. 98% RT. Note: This film also has an American counterpart called Let Me In that is almost as good.

The Man From Earth


Holy &#%@ this film’s plot is fascinating! A professor gathers his academic friends and confesses that he is a caveman who has been alive since prehistoric times thanks to a gene mutation allowing his cells to replicate without error. This claim is of course met with much skepticism, resulting in some very intriguing conversation about mortality and the history of mankind.

Garden State

This is my absolute favorite film. Garden State is the story of an actor who goes back to his hometown for his mother’s funeral and starts figuring out what he wants in life. It’s chock-full of quirky humor, funny characters and ruminations on life. Not to mention the soundtrack is phenomenal. I recommend Garden State to every person I talk to about movies and have yet to hear a bad review :)

Waking Life


It’s impossible for you to grasp Waking Like without actually watching it, but I’ll do my best to explain it. The ‘plot’ centers around lucid dreaming with the main character floating around dreamscapes having incredibly interesting conversation with strangers about a variety of topics. Each conversation concerns something I would write about for the Mind-Blowing Concepts category of this site. Plus it’s all presented in trippy animated sequences. See it for free (legally) here
(Seen most of it, would've seen it all if it wasn't so late at night. Pretty good movie)

Closer


This film is a rather dark, yet comedic story about the twisted relationships between Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. Instead of going with the normal romantic-comedy theme, Closer shows the sinful, deceptive, human side of love and infatuation. If I say anything else, I’ll start to give some of the plot-twists away so just watch it.

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Le Scaphendre Et Le Papillon)


A beautifully shot film from the first-person perspective of Jean-Do (Mathieu Almaric), a man who has everything before he becomes paralyzed in a car accident. After a painstaking recovery in the hospital, Jean is only able to communicate by blinking his eye. I really can’t fully convey how amazing the cinematography is throughout the film, nor how tragic the story is. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is straight visual art.

Sin Nombre


Sin Nombre is the intense story of a runaway gangster and a young Honduran girl crossing paths en route to illegally enter the United States. The film gives you a detailed look at life in Central America and the conditions under which people travel on their way to the American border. Lots of action, suspense, love, sex and a very climactic ending.
(This movie is in my top 3 favorite movies EVER!)

Snatch


Snatch is Brad Pitt’s lesser known Fight Club, except he’s an ever bigger badass in this film (if that’s possible). The plot twists around gangsters, mobsters and Pitt’s gang of Irish misfits and all of the conflict that ensues. Snatch is rather similar to it’s predecessor, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, but provides a fresh spin on the multi-plot, mob-violence theme.

Spirited Away


I’m not big on animé but this movie is awesome. Written and directed by acclaimed director Hayao Miyakzaki, Spirited Away is the story of a young girl whisked away to a kind of ‘spirit resort’ where she must work her way to getting back to her parents. All of the characters are so damn creative and goofy. It’s a bit strange at first, but once you get into groove with this movie, you’ll be hooked.
(Not big on animé either like the guy who wrote this article, but this movie is awesome)

The Descent


This movie is really, really scary. A group of female spelunkers decides to take a weekend to explore an uncharted abyss they have stumbled upon. Little do they know that there is a race of uber-creepy creatures wandering around looking for food down there. The storyline sounds stupid, but the way the film is shot and how the suspense builds before the creatures are introduced makes for a bone-chilling watch. **Warning: If you plan on exploring any caves in the next few months, do NOT watch this movie.

Once


Once is the story of two musicians that meet by chance and begin to make beautiful music together, and subsequently fall in love. The two actors are actually the duo band, The Swell Season. Honestly you could just listen to the soundtrack of this film and get the gist of the plot, but the plot does add to the meaning of the lyrics.

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?


Three escaped convicts make their way towards their stowed away riches in a spree of comedy & misfortunes. The three stooges-like trio narrowly escape the law, the KKK and their own impudence in their treasure-driven adventure. This one is laugh-out-loud funny all the way though.

Punch Drunk Love


Paul Thomas Anderson directs Adam Sandler in his most serious and impressive role to date. Adam plays a shy & damaged nobody who runs off with a woman and learns about who he is along the way. This dark humored indie-drama is highly underrated. Check it out!

Boogie Nights


Young Mark Walhberg plays an up-and-coming porn star in the 70′s and 80′s. Much comedy and drama ensues. 92% on RT.

The Fountain


Your jaw will drop at some point during this film. Hugh Jackman plays a scientist hunting for a cure to his wife’s cancer while, in a separate storyline, he plays out the main character’s role in the book she is writing. The two storylines intertwine in a fantastic way and ends the movie with the most beautiful scene I have witnessed in any film.

The Closet (Le Placard)


Ridiculously funny French film about a man (Daniel Auteuil) who pretends to come out of the closet at work to keep his boss from firing him. Of course this lands him in all sort of funny situations and conversations, etc. Daniel Auteuil can play the most awkward, laughable character, so he really shines in this role.

Mystery Men


Laugh your head off watching a ridiculous group of ‘super heroes’ band together to face mastermind, Casanova Frankenstein (Geoffrey Rush). I think the best way to let you know what is in store is to list of the characters and their respective powers:

Ben Stiller as ‘Mr. Furious’ — Can become extremely angry on command

William H. Macy as ‘The Shoveler’ — Extremely good with a shovel. “Lucille, God gave me a gift. I shovel well. I shovel very well.”

Hank Azaria as ‘The Blue Raja’ — Can throw forks and spoons (but not so much knives) with pristine accuracy

Kel Mitchel as ‘The Invisible Boy’ — Can become invisible, but only when no one else is looking at him. “When you go invisible, you can just feel it!”

Paul Reubens as ‘Spleen’ — Can fart with the pull of a finger with deadly accuracy thanks to a curse from a gypsy.

Greg Kinnear also appears as ‘Captain Amazing’, the city’s beloved superhero.

Rubber


Unique, clever & bizarre. These are the words I choose to describe Rubber — a film that follows an animate tire (yes, like on a car) that rolls are blowing things up with its mind. It has some other strange elements to it that I won’t event try to explain here. Just watch it! It will be unlike any other movie you have ever seen, guaranteed.

Kung Fu Hustle


Kung Fu Hustle puts a crazy spin on the classic kung fu film. An unlikely group of heroes, each with bizarre powers (the woman pictured can scream loud enough to kill people) goes up against an axe gang that threatens to overrun their town. Out-of-this-world fight sequences and strange plot twists make this film unlike any other action flick out there. 90% RT
(I laughed my abs off when i first saw this movie)

Magnolia


This movie is a trip to say the least. I couldn’t even begin to describe the plot, so I’ll let IMDB do it for me: “An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning.” Paul Thomas Anderson directs Julianna Moore, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly and Philip Hall. The combo is just phenomenal.

12 Angry Men


The only classic film on this list, 12 Angry Men centers around the jury in a murder case in which one man strives to convince the other 11 jurors of the plaintiff’s innocence. It’s like a clever CSI episode from 1957 that also happened to get 100% on RT.
(Tis a classic. Nuff said.)

Enter The Void


This one starts off with the protagonist taking a hit of DMT (if you don’t know what that is, get ready for the most interesting Google search in recent memory) and the absolutely beautiful visuals that follow. Soon after, the guy is killed in a drug deal gone bad. We spend the rest of the film watching the after-math of his murder from the perspective of his soul, having now floated out of his body. Meanwhile the other characters reflect on consciousness and mortality in light of their sudden exposure to death.

Cash Back


A confused young man decides to take advantage of his insomnia by getting a late night job at the local 24/7 grocery. There he learns that he can somehow stop time with his mind. Oddly this power has little to do with the plot, which centers mostly around his search for meaning and the girl pictured above. If you like independent movies, you have to give this one a chance.

The Big Lebwoski


The Big Lebowski is, in my opinion, the funniest movie ever made. Jeff Bridges stars as ‘The Dude’ who is sucked into a world of crime and oddity after some loan sharks mistake him for a rich man of the same name and urinate on his rug. Words cannot describe how fucking awesome and hilarious the plot of this movie is. Do yourself a huge favor and watch it right now.

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  • Bike - replied 2011-10-11 16:05:15
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    kung fu hustle....AHAAHAH funny shit. and saw 12 angry men in history class
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    • bufus101 - replied 2011-10-12 04:45:44
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      these movies are great lol. the big lebowski is hilarious. and let the right one in is actually really good too. swedish movie, they made an american version called "let me in" but it sucked compared to the swedish one. foreign movies have a different like attitude about their scary movies. they go for more creepy erie than just slasher thriller.
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      • BlurrySours - replied 2011-10-13 16:08:13
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        Yeah, well... thats like... your opinion, man.
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        • bufus101 - replied 2011-10-13 16:25:48
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          The dude!
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    • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-12 08:06:04
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      I saw 12 Angry Men in my Speech class in the 8th grade. Great movie
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      • Bike - replied 2011-10-12 11:53:54
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        That it is. All I know is that my 8th grade social studies teacher pounded monster....there would be like 9 empty ones in a bag at the bottom of his desk ahahah
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    • xxkisamexx - replied 2011-10-13 21:48:44
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      toe stepping ftw
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  • mrcbccadetx0 - replied 2011-10-11 19:14:15
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    Snatch is one of my all time favorite movies. Great list.
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  • BlurrySours - replied 2011-10-12 06:41:41
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    'The Decent' sucks so much ass. But as for the rest of gthe films...



    'The Big Lebowski' and 'O' Brother where are thou' are the best in that list.
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  • ClassicDarlingXO - replied 2011-10-13 20:11:28
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    Okay dude, even just seeing "Once" on the screen just now gives me chills. The song "Falling Slowly" is one of my anthems.
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    • ClassicDarlingXO - replied 2011-10-13 20:13:32
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      P.S. It's not as indie-fabulous as these movies, but Poolhall Junkies is just about my fav movie of all time. Look it up!
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      • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-14 12:19:14
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        I will :D, i have tons of free time and will most likely watch all these movies
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  • triclebickle - replied 2011-10-11 19:38:36
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    we thought you was a toad. DO NOT seek the treasure.
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    • TexBex - replied 2011-10-12 03:39:15
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      LOL my brother mailed my dad a check one time with a note that said "Do not seek the treasure." It's been on my parents' fridge since :)
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    • defmid26 - replied 2011-10-13 16:20:01
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      "Ain't this place just a geographical oddity. Two weeks from everywhere."
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  • buddyfoeva - replied 2011-10-11 20:11:43
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    Ive seen about half of these. I don't know what that means exactly though.
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  • resevl260 - replied 2011-10-12 01:05:43
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    Spirited Away is my all time FAVORITE movie :D And I saw 12 angry men in class once lol.
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  • IDeidaraIKun - replied 2011-10-12 01:17:06
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    If youre like me, and want your movie to end with a bang, watch the Mist. The ending will literally have you thinking...for days. A lot of people have a problem against it, but the acting is brilliant, and it is a poetic finish. I highly recommend it just for the ending.
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    • SuperPost - replied 2011-10-12 09:32:09
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      The ending confused me horribly...
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  • TexBex - replied 2011-10-12 03:39:55
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    Yes love love love Garden State, Snatch, Kung Fu Hustle, Once, O Brother, Lebowski... and you've piqued my interest in the rest that I haven't seen! Closer was just depressing to me though.
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  • bufus101 - replied 2011-10-12 04:43:32
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    yeah ive seen a lot of these. they are really good =) especially the big lebowski
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  • Curuba - replied 2011-10-12 04:46:04
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    Love most of those Movies.
    Especially Garden State is brilliant!
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  • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 05:07:31
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    Who has not seen The Big Lebwoski? This is a very common movie, just like many others.
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    • BlurrySours - replied 2011-10-12 06:42:48
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      The majority of people my age have not seen it. It is indeed a sad world I live in ):
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      • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 11:38:09
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        The dude abides.
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    • Albane - replied 2011-10-12 07:57:32
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      Not sure how I haven't seen it, but it just never has happened. I am 32 years old, so this movie was huge when I was just starting college. Amazing that I haven't seen it still.
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      • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 11:38:39
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        The dude abides.
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    • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-12 08:15:38
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      I haven't :/
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      • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 11:39:09
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        The dude abides.
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        • DeviousCow - replied 2011-10-13 09:27:31
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          that rug really brought the room together, man...
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  • DemonAngel - replied 2011-10-12 06:52:43
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    Great list, but you should add "Dod Sno" or Dead Snow as translated in English. Best Nazi Zombie movie ever.
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    • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-12 08:12:36
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      If you want i'll try to add some other movies to the list. I didn't make the list and i'm no film critic, but hey i'll try
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  • Albane - replied 2011-10-12 07:56:08
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    I will watch "The Man From Earth' thank to your list. While I do not agree with all of your list, I do see plenty of movies that I have enjoyed on your list.
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    • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-12 08:27:09
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      It's not my list. I've only watched 5 movies on this list. But after reading it, it made me want to watch the other 20 i haven't seen.


      10574117 - 25 spectacular movies you (probably) haven’t seen
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      • Albane - replied 2011-10-12 08:31:58
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        Well, the Fountain is the only one on the list that I thought was shit. But that is because I do not like artsy movies. I just watched Driven last week because of the reviews, and the movie was too much art, too little action.

        The best ones on the list that I have seen are, in no particular order:
        Boogie Nights
        Oh Brother, Where art though.
        Spirited Away
        Snatch (Fight Club should be on this list too)


        Old School should be on this list too.
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        • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-12 08:39:56
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          Well the list is called 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven't Seen. So even though i think Old School is hilarious i can see why it's not on the list, since it's a well known movie. Fight Club i've never seen, even though i've heard it's a very good movie, but it's probably not on the list for the same reason as Old School
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          • adduco - replied 2011-10-14 09:26:41
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            Don't watch Fight club...

            READ Fight Club
            read anything and everything by Chuck Palahniuk
            I HIGHLY Recomend "Lullaby"


            It follows a man who discovers a culling song in a book of poetry for children. This poem, when read aloud, kills those who hear it. He sets off to destroy all the books and encounters several interesting characters along the way. Great Read with an unexpected ending.
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            • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-14 12:17:31
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              Me and books just don't go together, man
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              • adduco - replied 2011-10-14 13:17:12
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                Chuck Palahniuk can fix that for you!
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                • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-14 13:28:56
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                  I haz no monies
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                  • adduco - replied 2011-10-14 13:36:17
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                    library card
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                    • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-14 13:54:47
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                      Ha ha ha ha ha. I had forgotten there was a library where i live. I've never gotten a library card, but i really should because apparently


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  • tbart2010 - replied 2011-10-12 09:50:07
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    Wow, so many movies I haven't seen and now want to!!
    +3 and favorited, for future reference =]
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  • moelester - replied 2011-10-12 10:53:30
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    Snatch, mystery men, and kung fu hustle are great fucking movies
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  • Vans - replied 2011-10-12 11:02:46
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    I've seen a few on TV, because they show them in europe. I do know some good movies but I am not really sure if they are available in english.

    I've heard that that movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0349047/ is supposed to be available in english, this guy "Michael Bully Herbig" made a lot of really funny movies, which are supposed to be available in english, if they are in english WATCH EM
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  • Nightmare - replied 2011-10-13 02:01:20
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    sprited away is epic!! im a huge fan miyakzaki i highly recommend howl's moving castle its so amazing
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  • Mizuno - replied 2011-10-13 09:54:27
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    I think 0SS 117 should be on the list also. I don't know how many people have heard of it but it's a REALLY funny movie. It is in French but there are English subtitles. It's like....a funnier Pink Panther? It's funnier, has more action, and did I mention that it's funnier. What makes it even greater is that there a puns in the movie that WORK SO WELL IN ENGLISH. When you read the subtitles, it's HILARIOUS.

    I recommend that to anyone :D
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  • BacktoZero - replied 2011-10-13 22:55:32
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    Rubber is the most dreadful film I have ever seen +3 for the rest though :D
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  • adduco - replied 2011-10-14 09:29:11
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    O Brother Where Art Thou is one of the greatest movies of all time but why was Boondock Saints not on here. Not the new one (it sucked ass) but the first was the best movie ever!!!
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    • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-14 12:20:40
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      I have never seen Boondock Saints, so i wouldn't know why it's not on here
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      • adduco - replied 2011-10-14 13:18:20
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        2 Irish guys kill mobster types to rid the world of their evil. and God says it's okay!!!
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        • MalverdeAl100 - replied 2011-10-14 13:29:44
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          Yeah i've heard about it and know what it's about, just haven't seen it
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  • bioshock123 - replied 2011-10-14 20:22:24
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    Any one ever see "Lord Of War"?
    lordofwar - 25 spectacular movies you (probably) haven’t seen
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    • ChuckTesta - replied 2011-10-14 20:27:19
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      chucktestanope 4dc285631f1ac37547bf9a28310eae3e s300x182 237689 580 - 25 spectacular movies you (probably) haven’t seen
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  • C4M3R0N - replied 2011-10-16 15:08:09
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    Snatch has to be my favorite movie of all time. :D

    Abby "why do they call him Boris the Bullet Dodger?"
    Tony "because he dodges bullets Abby"
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  • Grand6Loki - replied 2011-10-16 16:25:54
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    Strangely enough I have seen 22/25. I will check the other ones out. Also number three is also known as "Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth" as it may help anyone interested in finding it. One of my favorites on that list.
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  • BEASTY - replied 2011-10-12 05:18:47
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    apocalypse now

    this is why it is awesome
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    • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 05:20:14
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      Not seeing this is like not seeing star wars, how does that happen?
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      • BEASTY - replied 2011-10-12 06:26:54
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        America happened, i thinks its funny that the USA are proud of a war they didnt win
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        • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 11:36:54
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          By the way you are speaking it leads me to believe you are only proud of your troops when they win. Yes we left. We left the battle, not the war. I am not sure if you know what war we were fighting when the Viet Nam battle broke out. As I recall you are a Brit. I thoughts the British would have more respect for a well organised gorilla army that fights for its home.
          PS please do your best not to generalize America. As far as I know the US was the only country from America that had any troops in Viet Nam. I could be wrong but I don't think Brazil was there. If your not sure what Viet Nam meant to the US society then by all means ask.
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          • BEASTY - replied 2011-10-12 11:56:12
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            i think it was all over america's fear of communists and how it would destroy her economy, if my history serves me. that was the very retard level basics of it. (calling myself a retard not you)
            But 'nam is a good metaphor of how clever tactics can beat a very powerful advercery.
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            • johnecash - replied 2011-10-12 12:03:23
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              america's fear of communist? are you saying on the US was worried about communist? no my friend it was not over the economy.
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              • BEASTY - replied 2011-10-12 19:31:26
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                what i was taught
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                • johnecash - replied 2011-10-14 16:48:54
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                  Being younger than myself, and being from a different part of the world, please tell me more about what is being taught. It would be interesting to see what other parts of the world know about this, and interesting what a younger generation knows about this. Very few people you talk to will know as much about the Cold War as I do. So please teach me what you were taught. I would love to know.
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                  • BEASTY - replied 2011-10-14 19:55:34
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                    I took history at GCSE level (fucking huge mistake)
                    and one of the main reasons apparently was that north and south Korea, 'nam were under communist leadership ect
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                    • johnecash - replied 2011-10-16 14:53:30
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                      I am not sure i am with you 100%
                      you said
                      one of the main reasons apparently was that north and south Korea, 'nam were under communist leadership ect
                      I think you are saying that because of the spread of Communism to North Korea, the Allies, not just the US, wanted to stop the spread to View Nam. If that is what you are saying, you are correct.
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                    • BEASTY - replied 2011-10-16 15:20:34
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                      wow, what the fuck happened we partially agree'd on something
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          • defmid26 - replied 2011-10-13 16:22:05
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            The French were there in the beginning.
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  • SuperPost - replied 2011-10-12 09:31:11
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    Spirited away... scary shit right there...
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    • Fail4424 - replied 2011-10-12 10:20:29
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      lol, its the only 1 i've seen on that list, and ?!?!?!?!?!?!?
      how is it scary in any way??? :P
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      • SuperPost - replied 2011-10-12 13:46:25
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        Well... considering I watched it when I was about Five years old... I think seeing a shadow wearing a mask that eats people would be scary...
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        • Fail4424 - replied 2011-10-14 12:51:31
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          lol fair play
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  • Vans - replied 2011-10-12 11:17:56
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    just some songs in english, not that funny but I hope it gives you an idea

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