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Films that hit you like a sledgehammer

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon468, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. That's exactly why I couldn't watch it now.
     
  2. I hate this film with a passion. Stupid teacher leads pupil to suicide and then we're supposed to see him as inspirational? Sod that.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    The Elephant Man.
     
  4. Phoenixchild

    Phoenixchild Occasional commenter

    Dead poet's society and Good morning Vietnam, that scene where the cafe is blown up and What a wonderful world is playing, shivers me up every time.xx
     
  5. Big Fish an amazing film.The lives of Others. Jean de Florette.
     
  6. Phoenixchild

    Phoenixchild Occasional commenter

    Yes the elephant man also! Some excellent films being mentioned here.xx
     
  7. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The same production team did a film from the Rio paramilitary Police point of view called 'Tropa de Elite'. Not pleasant. If bleak foreign nasty brutish gangland movies are your thing, 'Gomorrah' is worth a look.

    Films I've seen for the first time this year that have really struck me as being special and/or different are:

    Juno, The Boy In Striped Pyjamas, Exam, Lebanon, The Prestige, The Illusionist, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Waltz With Bashir.

    Is that enough to top up the LoveFilm list?
     


  8. I love Inside im Dancing. James Mcavoy <3
     
  9. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Magic - I've got a mighty good long list now, thanks! [​IMG]

     
  10. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    there is another one but cannot think of the name, grim northern film were a brother comes back into the old neighbour hood and goes after those that 'hurt' his brother
     
  11. y9840125

    y9840125 Occasional commenter

    philidelphia
    blood diamond
     
  12. Harry Brown
     
  13. Vera Drake. At least I think that's what it was called.
     
  14. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

    Get Carter - one of Michael Caine's finest roles (and vastly better than the god-awful Stallone remake
     
  15. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    there is get carter is a fab film is not the one in thinking of.

    in this the guy has just come back from the army i think, or from prison. The main lead is a Liam Gallagher style guy
     
  16. Mrs Music

    Mrs Music New commenter

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
    The Passion of the Christ.
    The Da Vinci Code.
    (Second some others on here such as Schindler's List and The Elephant Man).
     
  17. The Killing Fields
     
  18. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    Get Carter - what a brilliant film! They knocked the car park down last year, but you can now buy a piece of it as a keepsake:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-12283814
    Fairly obscure sedgehammer film - Apocalypto. Ok, so Mel Gibson is a ***, but this is fine stuff.
     
  19. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    I know the film you mean, elfie. Trying to dredge up the name from the depths of my memory.
     
  20. Dead Man's Shoes? A Shane Meadows film.
     

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