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Films You Didn't Expect to be that good

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon4561, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Last night I watched an Aussie movie called "Malcolm"... I googled it later, and apparently it was a cult film when it came out in the 80's. It starred a very young Coliin Friels as a type of *** - sauvant... he appeared 'simple' when dealing with people, but was a technical genius. He teamed up with a criminal, and they set out to rob a bank using some complicated gadgetry....
    It was hilarious, sad, and heartwarming... an absolute gem! [​IMG]
     
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    american beauty is an amzing film.
    i didn't want to go and see 'Dig' but it was very good.
     
  3. angiebabe

    angiebabe New commenter

    Hated American Beauty and Sophie's Choice!
    Loved Juno. Watched a B move once about a horse - much better than the A feature (wish I could remember the name).
     
  4. Paul. Really funny. :)
     
  5. The Green Mile.
    I expected a typical Steven King 'horror'.
    I loved it.
     
  6. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Senna. And I find F1 terminally dull!
    Eyes Wide Shut. Wierd but captivating.
     
  7. FenellaF

    FenellaF New commenter

    I REALLY enjoyed The Lovely Bones, which was a surprise as I hated the book. Many years ago we went to the pictures and missed the film that we wanted to see so watched Body of Evidence with Madonna in, and I loved it!
     
  8. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Love Happens, it's about a widower and has Jennifer Aniston in so I was expecting something vacuous but enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to.
     
  9. Gods and Monsters
    Very loosely based on James Whales last days... features a young Brendan Fraser, playing a very serious role for once.... and he played it well!
     
  10. Henriettawasp

    Henriettawasp New commenter

    [​IMG]
    And great soundtrack by Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
     
  11. Oh, yes! I teach music, and will be doing Film Music with students later this year.... I'm thinking I could use this, if I can still get a copy of it! LOVE Penguin Cafe Orchestra
     
  12. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I really loved Juno too. Also Marley and Me. (embarrassing I know) Watched it on a plane and everyone was snivelling at the end. Watched The Help last night - not brilliant. I have also really enjoyed X men and Star trek films in my time.
     
  13. Don Juan DeMarco
    Groundhog Day
    K-Pax

    ...all surprisingly thoughtful and, at times, unexpectedly moving.
    i'm an old softie at heart.
     
  14. Some good ideas for my love film account here! I loved Juno also. Not a sci fi fan and Paul is the one Simon Pegg film i don't want to see!
     
  15. Henriettawasp

    Henriettawasp New commenter

    But it is a comedy rather than a Sci Fi film. Paul is - um - not quite the usual alien character... [​IMG]
     
  16. lardylady

    lardylady Star commenter

    I don't usually go for period dramas, but I reluctantly watched 'The Young Victoria' when it came on TV a while back. I absolutely loved it! What a lovely, tender, romantic film.
    I also remember going to see 'Liar Liar' with a friend, even though I wasn't keen on Jim Carrey and I'm almost ashamed to say it's one of my favourite films now [​IMG]
     
  17. Oh, yes! I found it fascinating.
     
  18. It might be another one to suprise me then!
     
  19. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I don't like Sci Fi but I am another who loved Paul.
    I don't like Jim Carrey either but I liked Liar, Liar and The Trueman Show is one of my favourite films of all time.
     
  20. paulie86

    paulie86 New commenter

    This is also a family favourite. When my mum does something a bit phsyco she follows it up with the quote 'Chefs do that!'
     

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