I didn't have any luck with the non american films thread. thought I would create this one. What are your top five, or are you just not much into movies?
These are ones I just keep coming back to:
1. Bladerunner - A great examination of the ramifications of artificial intelligence and visually amazing
3. Fight Club - A brilliant satire that addresses the frustration of the modern american gen x male. Let's just burn it all down and start over!
4. Donnie Darko - Sci Fi time travel story by way of teenage coming of age movie? Very thought provoking and intense
5. Dark City - Visually stunning and a fascinating look at the nature of memories and how they effect us. One of the most underrated movies of all time.
It must be an INTP thing. about 90% of the movies that you guys mentions here I agree with. I sense a Fight Club recurring theme?
2. Shawshank Redemption. just a beautifully written movie with a great story.
3. American History X. if you haven't seen it, i recommend it. words fail to explain it, it needs to be seen.
i thorougly enjoyed stalker for its atmosphere, but i have a hard time thinking of it as a good movie, and more of a good ... relaxing experience.
I agree about the ending partly. But its a US audience. You just can't give them a story where the bad guy wins (i.e. Brad Pitt takes over Edward Norton's body permanently). Maybe if it had been made in Korea. They seem to enjoy depressing endings over there.
Re: Fight Club's ending (spoiler alert)I actually thought the film ended with the subliminal message to suggest that Brad wasn't really dead but had wholly taken over Norton. There's an early scene in the film where they are in a cinema changing reels in the cameras and saying how the camera doesn't notice the difference when it's own reel is changed.
I thought that subliminal message was 'the change in reels' put into the film to suggest that the main character, like the camera in the cinema, had changed.
I know Decaf doesn't post anymore, but a lot of people have put FC in their top 5 so, you're free to comment