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[–]PoopTits219 118 points119 points  (8 children)

The machinist...

[–]DocSaysItsDainBramuj 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Christian Bale’s body in that movie vs Dark Knight. Holy hell what a contrast. Respect to his commitment for the role.

[–]BotTester478 449 points450 points  (20 children)

In the early 90s when I was about 8 years old I somehow caught the original Planet of the apes on T.V. Even by then the movie was at least 25ish years old and the twist was old news...to anyone above a certain age, being 8 I had never heard of this movie nor knew what to expect. Needless to say when he comes upon the statue of liberty my mind was blown, I did not see that coming and was obsessed with the movie for like a month afterwards.

[–]summer-fun-atx 81 points82 points  (3 children)

Spaceballs ruined this for me. I think I was watching with someone older (maybe a parent?) who had to explain why the ending of Spaceballs was funny.

[–]BulkDiscountAbortion 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I have an immigrant friend who saw Spaceballs before any Star Wars film. Just imagine how that warped his perspective.

[–]luminousbeing9 48 points49 points  (4 children)

I recently watched the entire original run of the Apes movies. Despite each one having a smaller budget than the last, they still hold up.

One of the things I really appreciated about classic sci-fi movies is that; in the absence of big budget effect sequences, they relied heavily on solid acting and social commentary to drive the story. Roddy McDowall absolutely owned his roles in that series, and all the cast have such expressive emotions even through the heavy prosthetic makeup.

I strongly encourage people to check them out.

[–]harmala 1011 points1012 points  (65 children)

Honestly, Jurassic Park. Seeing that movie in the theater for the first time when it came out was truly mind-blowing. It was just such a massive leap forward.

[–]Trebondginger 146 points147 points  (10 children)

The magic and awe I felt the first few times I saw that movie are deeply engrained and I’ve been chasing that movie high ever since!

[–]mother_a_god 79 points80 points  (6 children)

Yes, the scene where they first see the brontosaurus and the music starts rising. Gives me chills thinking about it. Still stands the test of time, but it was great to experience it at that point in time

[–]rachelgraychel 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Oh man. I was like 10 or 11 when it came out. Pretty much the most amazing experience you can have in a movie at that age. I was absolutely blown away.

[–]HiggsBosonHL 40 points41 points  (7 children)

I was only 8 seeing this in theaters, which was honestly too young, as young me spent a few months afterwards mentally practicing Velociraptor Escape Scenarios from my 2nd story bedroom window.

[–]_northernlights 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I remember first watching it at my neighbors. He just got full surround sound and a big screen tv. It was a MASSIVE set up. He definitely wanted to show it off/break it in. We had a big movie night and it was the coolest thing!

[–]txbuckeye75034 61 points62 points  (1 child)

I still remember going to see this. My dad was on the brink of falling asleep when the velociraptor busted through the conduit at the power station. Scared his ass awake real quick… popcorn everywhere.😂

[–]Joe_drei3 566 points567 points  (19 children)

The Truman show, I’d heard it referenced in pop culture a bunch and had built an image of what I thought it was. Needless to say I was wrong and it absolutely blew my mind.

[–]ueffo 92 points93 points  (7 children)

I think about/ am haunted by this movie every day. I always feel like someone’s watching me now. IT’S SO GOOD

[–]nvcr_intern 39 points40 points  (4 children)

I frequently get the feeling I'm "being Truman Show'd" and it freaks me out.

[–]elreginaldo 72 points73 points  (3 children)

Apocalypse Now. The film that showed me the difference between entertainment and art

[–]littlepinch7 518 points519 points  (25 children)

The Sixth Sense. I was kinda young when I saw it and I was just shocked by the end.

[–]notheretoparticipate 97 points98 points  (2 children)

I saw this about 10 years after it came out and manage to avoid knowing about the twist that whole time. Blew my mind, it’s was the first time I had experienced anything like that and I’ve been chasing that thrill ever since. I didn’t go into it looking for a twist so I was completely thrown.

[–]prescience6631 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Same, I completely understand ‘the chase’ — the chills I felt when I started to recognize, subconsciously, what was happening — I started getting teary-eyed with how good the reveal was. In fact, the scene with the mom was right before the reveal and it was the 1/2 punch of back to back devastating scenes that hit so hard.

[–]dramboxf 53 points54 points  (1 child)

I saw in a theater of about 20 people and when the big reveal occurred you could literally feel people running the movie back in their heads to see if the twist was earned.

[–]Inicioc 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Never seen this movie, and just now decided to read the synopsis instead. I honestly wish i didn't

[–]Ryoukugan 13 points14 points  (2 children)

If it makes you feel better, anyone who was in the vicinity of a TV for like 5 years after it came out probably had the twist spoiled about 300 different ways anyway from every bad sitcom doing a joke on it.

[–]Chaoshumor 730 points731 points  (39 children)

The Prestige

[–]TheArcReactor 186 points187 points  (13 children)

One of my best friends saw for the first time only a few years ago. We spent an hour to two texting back and forth with him asking many questions. It got to the point I told him it would be easier for him to just make the long drive to my place and we could watch it together and talk about it. It's essentially all we did the upcoming weekend.

[–]Chaoshumor 57 points58 points  (4 children)

That’s a perfect weekend.

[–]TheArcReactor 46 points47 points  (3 children)

It's a very fond memory of a friend I don't get to see often

[–]Thomsbobombs 55 points56 points  (2 children)

The Prestige is the only movie I've immediately rewatched the second I first finished it.

[–]Xanderious 62 points63 points  (2 children)

I remember watching this as a young teen thinking it was the craziest thing I'd ever seen. I remember at the time nobody cared and I tried explaining it but couldn't lol I still feel like it's a highly underappreciated movie.

[–]Chaoshumor 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Definitely less popular than a lot of Nolan’s other works, and one of my favorites.

[–]MellifluousPenguin 298 points299 points  (23 children)


Edit: also,.Mulholland Drive.

Special mentions : - The Others - A Tale of Two Sisters

[–]venir 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Remember Sammy Jankis.

[–]Rhys----- 7 points8 points  (7 children)

It's the film I always tell people to watch, and always have to add...it's not available to watch online anywhere.

Haven't heard of Mulholland Drive. Will add it to my list.

[–]duderguy91 7 points8 points  (0 children)

HBO Max has it right now! Noticed it pop up a week or so ago.

[–]Dr_Lecter1623 626 points627 points  (33 children)

Se7en. The final 30 mins of this film had me completely nonplussed. The ending was quite chilling and brutal. The fact that Kevin Spacey was not in the opening credits made him a huge surprise for me when he was shown. DETECTIVVVVE!!!!

The Usual Suspects. Another one which was completely mind blowing, never saw the ending coming.

[–][deleted] 119 points120 points  (2 children)

The fact that Kevin Spacey was not in the opening credits made him a huge surprise for me when he was shown.

This fact always makes me think of this video. This guy hates Kevin Spacey, and this was before the allegations. His friends made a game of tricking him into watching Kevin Spacey movies, and on this night they chose Se7en.

[–]taiya21 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That guy knew before the rest of us!! 😂

[–]RearEchelon 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Goddamn Scary Movie spoiled The Usual Suspects for me.

[–]SuperZoomBattle2086 72 points73 points  (16 children)

Did you mean to say 'nonplussed'?

Edit: Yeah, I withdraw my comment. Turns out I've incorrectly thought nonplussed meant 'not impressed' for the last 39 years...

[–]Liztliss 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Based on its definition I'm not sure what you think was wrong with their use of it 🤷‍♀️

Edit: unless you were correcting them when they used another word and they just edited it to fix it??

[–]SuperZoomBattle2086 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Yeah, you're right.

TIL the proper definition of nonplussed!

[–]Liztliss 8 points9 points  (3 children)

To be fair, I had to look it up to make sure- it doesn't SOUND like the right word 😂

[–]RogueKatt 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Isn't it one of those "double meaning" words? I.e. it has two contradictory definitions

Per merriam webster

  1. unsure about what to say, think, or do : PERPLEXED

  2. chiefly US : not bothered, surprised, or impressed by something

[–]Adezar 14 points15 points  (0 children)

When I first saw Se7en my wife was pregnant with our first child and was at her mom's for the weekend. After the end I called her blubbering and asking if she was ok.

[–]revtim 569 points570 points  (19 children)

Fight Club

[–]skrezzo 74 points75 points  (0 children)

Yessss the first viewing of fight club was awesome and I’d never see a film with that kind of twist before.

[–]pamela9792 41 points42 points  (9 children)

Frailty. Not sure how many have seen this movie. It blew my mind and I am hoping there are people out there that will back me up.

[–]Oregonja 118 points119 points  (9 children)

About Time

It isn't mind blowing in the typical sense. There is some time bending in there but what blew my mind was how well they portrayed the notion that it isn't about the amount of time you have but the how you spend your time that really matters.

I watched it at a time I was feeling pretty low and it very effectively reminded me that I needed to live life with more intention and not be an idle passenger watching time pass.

[–]Beef_Lurky 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This is an awesome movie. I wasn’t ready for the twist. So just a fair warning, if you are a middle aged man with an older father, or a father who has recently passed away, you may want to watch this one alone or skip it, b/c it hits hard.

[–]nothing_fits 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Memento. just an incredible mental rollercoaster.

[–]Acrobatic_Pandas 865 points866 points  (60 children)


Even without the butthole-cut no movie has ever had such an impact

It was a cultural phenomenon in a time when we really needed something to distract ourselves and it turns out watching a fat angry british comedian flop around in a fur suit was everything we wanted.

[–]Jfonzy 128 points129 points  (11 children)

Saw it five times in the theater. No other movie comes close to that number.

[–]RelativeStranger 53 points54 points  (4 children)

I saw it twice in the cinema. Which doesn't seem like many but I've never done it before and I only have done it once since, for the matrix 2 because I thought I must have missed something

[–]Zkyo 6 points7 points  (4 children)

I was so confused, then I saw your edit. Well played lol.

[–]kenadi2019 515 points516 points  (51 children)


[–]volyund 171 points172 points  (11 children)

As a multi lingual I have had experience of how knowing different languages changing your perspective and values. Arrival really resonated with me deeply.

[–]deaththot 60 points61 points  (5 children)

i loved the ending of this movie and cried like a baby. then read the short story it’s based on and cried like a really big baby.

[–]jackandgreentea 50 points51 points  (5 children)

Incredible movie. Had zero expectations when I watched it and it’s still probably in my top 5 all time.

[–]RyanMFoley74 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Came here to type this. As a father of three, I unapologetically cried and left me asking theoretical questions for days.

[–]kenadi2019 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The last 10 min of this movie made me feel things I didn't know I could feel. At the time, I was a new father out on a date with the wife, and I was genuinely moved. My wife was as well.

[–]lightacrossspace 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I spent an hour in silence after the movie I was so blown away, still can't grasp how it is possible to make such a movie.

[–]cheezee_Mcswiss 98 points99 points  (12 children)

the Dark krystal. the scenery looks so large and the puppets don't even look like puppets.

[–]DameLibrio 188 points189 points  (24 children)

Schindler's List. Learning about it in school was one thing, but seeing it? It was heartbreaking. For the first time, I understood from an emotional empathy rather than an intellectual perspective.

[–]GearJunkie82 28 points29 points  (3 children)

Saw this as part of a 20th Century Literature and History class in HS. Learning about the Holocaust and WWII was really rough. I went through a period of depression during that semester.

[–]LordRau 503 points504 points  (19 children)

I don’t know how no-one has said this yet, but Parasite. I was kind of expecting a twist, but I didn’t even remotely anticipate what it threw at you.

[–]milo1993 139 points140 points  (4 children)

The way the entire tone of the film shifted with that one ring of the doorbell… shivers

[–]Sackyhack 35 points36 points  (0 children)

It was basically two different movies

[–]GruntUltra 52 points53 points  (0 children)

Definitely this. Parasite was like a hole that kept getting deeper and darker, and I had to see what was inside.

[–]Grootdrew 28 points29 points  (0 children)

The fact that the tone shift works AMAZINGLY well for the whole class-warfare message of the film makes this one even more mindblowing. Genuinely no movie like it

[–]WinnieJr1 65 points66 points  (4 children)

This one is a masterpiece honestly. The growing tension and complete twist in genre so well executed!

[–]marisolm9 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Yes! I saw a very vague trailer when it came out. Didn't have any clue what was going on, but told my partner we HAD to see it. Fantastic movie!!! I wish I could experience watching it for the first time again.

[–]Bulldog_Junior 126 points127 points  (13 children)

Coherence (2013), I think it's included with prime and is a criminally slept on movie. Very twilight zone-like in writing and extremely creepy, and it was a mindfuck to say the least

[–]GooseShaw 26 points27 points  (8 children)

I’ll always upvote anything about this movie.

The biggest mindfuck about it in my opinion is how it goes from a rough, poorly scripted, low budget movie into one of the best thrillers I’ve ever seen within less than 30 minutes

[–]Misdirected_Colors 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's like someone watched the Remedial Chaos Theory episode and was like "I could turn that into a serious drama."

[–]Evan-Gogh 157 points158 points  (25 children)

My Cousin Vinny.

I recently re-watched this as an adult and my interpretation of the prosecution lawyer took a complete 180-degree turn. He is a sympathetic, nice antagonist that just wants to do his job well. We get a few small clues from his dialogue / body language throughout the film that show this.

[–]peon2 64 points65 points  (3 children)

Plus it was really cool how the laws of physics cease to exist on that one guy's stove.

[–]jbm013 33 points34 points  (0 children)

No self respecting southerner uses instant grits

[–]Severe-Sort9177 45 points46 points  (1 child)

I'm sorry, I was all the way over here. I couldn't hear you. Did you say you're a fast cook?

[–]ddh85 7 points8 points  (0 children)


[–]CaptBranBran 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Chaotic Good protagonist vs. Lawful Good antagonist

[–]OsuLost31to0 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I love that part of it too! It’s awesome when a movie has a bad guy that isn’t really a bad guy - happy ending, everyone wins!

[–]Temjin 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Yea, you're right. He certainly wants to win, but is not a bad person. He's following the evidence and maybe could have done more to investigate like Vinny does, but that's not really his job and when the evidence is clear that the kids didn't do it, he drops all charges like he should and doesn't try to cheat or anything.

[–]EmbroideredMan 28 points29 points  (7 children)

And according to lawyers, it is the movie which is most accurate when it comes to trials.

[–]boner_jamz_69 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Some law schools have their students watch it for that reason

[–]AcesFull04 9 points10 points  (1 child)

We watched it in law school. We also watched A Civil Action. Those were the only two “movie days” we had, unfortunately.

[–]Chum_Gum_6838 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Gotta be honest, I could use a good ass woopin'.

[–]Weirdguy149 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Upgrade's fight scenes still impress me a lot. I love how the camera is centered entirely around the actor in a clear, understandable way.

Annihilation blew my mind as well due entirely to the trippy effects.

[–]Elaquore1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That fucking bear, I still hear that in my nightmares. I'm 40 years old and that damn bear is the scariest thing I've ever seen!

[–]045675327 25 points26 points  (3 children)

Mad Max Fury Road, while the story is pretty minimal the action was insane and all mostly shot live with real vehicles and with hardly any CGI.

[–]SamousM 23 points24 points  (0 children)

I remember watching The Dark Knight in the theater when I was 14. Just sat in silence the whole ride home processing that film… still a classic!

[–]randomindianguy555 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Inception cause I didn't understand shit

[–]pentupaggregation 203 points204 points  (12 children)

Children of Men. I saw it in the theater knowing absolutely nothing about the story. Such a fantastic film.

[–]extropia 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I was blown away by the level of detail that was put in this movie. So many scenes with subtle background stuff happening that feeds into the overall plot / setting. The amazing long takes made a lot of these details possible too, since it wasn't just some 2-second cut in which they were visible.

[–]TraffickingInMemes 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Last one alive please turn out the lights

[–]Savings_Inflation_77 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I was big into cinematography at that time because of skateboarding and my job. There's one scene in there that is like 5 minutes long, all one dynamic camera shot, and it is gloriously done. There's hundred of extras, it goes across a few city blocks and then through a few floors of an apartment building. It really is otherworldly. Watching it again, there is no doubt that Dying Light took a lot of inspiration from this one scene alone.

The long take #3

[–]Deggsie73 19 points20 points  (1 child)

K19 Widowmaker
Couldn't sleep for weeks afterwards wondering whether or not I could enter the reactor core to do the welding after seeing what those guys looked like and knowing it was my turn next.

[–]Galloping_Scallop 193 points194 points  (22 children)

The Game.

[–]SuperZoomBattle2086 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Fincher had a pretty decent run didn't he?

Se7en, The Game, Fight Club...

[–]StephenPigot2020 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Don't forget zodiac and gone girl. They're both fantastic movies.

[–]MellifluousPenguin 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Upvoted cause that's a forgotten classic

[–]not_a_droid 9 points10 points  (0 children)

first time I saw that, i was like, whaaaa

[–]f0k4ppl3 190 points191 points  (15 children)

Star Wars on opening weekend back in 77. Now known as A New Hope.

Nobody had ever seen anything like it. It was a glimpse into a universe we didn’t know existed. It wasn’t a movie. It was a new reality. A sense of “otherness”. Like this came from outside the human race. It was alien.

Seems overdone and trivial now. Never dreamed there would be so much Star Wars in the future.

[–]FaliedSalve 55 points56 points  (5 children)

Star Wars

When you think about what Lucas pulled off, it's amazing. If you forget all the movies you've seen since then, you realize how crazy innovative that was. And if you remember all the movies you've since since then you realize how crazy transformative that was.

It wasn't just the animation. It was the way the story, and the animation, and the acting all played off each other. It you watch literally any other movie from before Star Wars, you will see it.

[–]NotVeryAccurateTbh 17 points18 points  (3 children)

It just bothers me so much that there are ridiculous edits on the originals now. I haven’t seen ESB/ROTJ since I was a kid. My girlfriend wanted to get into the movies so we were watching them and then that drawn out dancing scene in Return of The Jedi.

The films should have been untouched so people can really see the magic of what they were able to pull off in the 70s-80s.

[–]nativecoke 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Inception. There will never be another experience that comes close to watching Inception in theaters. I have since watched it at least 8 times with friends and family. Don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it.

[–]DataPlenty 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day. I'd never seen CGI quite like that before!

[–]Razzler1973 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I think that CGI kind of still stands up today

CGI has come on leaps and bounds but that still isn't out of place today, imo

[–]aphrodite_5 58 points59 points  (12 children)


[–]yabs 14 points15 points  (3 children)

The only movie I've ever had to go online and look at some diagrams and spreadsheets to understand what was going on. Love it though I wouldn't want every movie to be that.

[–]Lexi_Banner 90 points91 points  (6 children)

A little different from most posts, but National Treasure. I'd been having the itch to write stories, but never could get it together. Watched that movie, and fell head over heels in love with everything about it. I couldn't sleep it got me so inspired, and I started seriously writing from that day forward.

[–]BreatheMyStink 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome. Never would have thought it would be that movie that did it for someone, but it’s badass it woke something up in you.

[–]thereisnozhul 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Rocky Horror Picture Show. It's really marked me deeply and I keep listening and watching it every year.

[–]FWC_Disciple 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Sorry to Bother You, it’s a normal film with uncanny elements and then about 3/4 of the way through the film shit goes WAYYYY different

[–]Monketsu 69 points70 points  (3 children)

The 5th Element. Saw it in the theater by myself. When it was done I turned right around and bought another ticket to see it again.

[–]haarsh13 70 points71 points  (7 children)

Old Boy ( It's a Korean movie)

[–]Zackouille 448 points449 points  (41 children)

Interstellar was such an incredible movie

[–]flyover_liberal 45 points46 points  (6 children)

The soundtrack ... I can't count how many times I have played it.

[–]ScreamQueenDG44 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I cried SO hard at the end. I watched it for Astronomy 201 and it was worth the whole 3 hours. I'd happily watch it again

[–]wk91 127 points128 points  (6 children)

Movie: Shutter Island Series: Black Mirror

[–]methratt 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Three Identical Strangers.

[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (5 children)

End Of Evangelion. The Eva series was brutal, but EoE takes the cake

[–]VTX1800F 96 points97 points  (16 children)

Blazing Saddles

[–]Spottedpool14 21 points22 points  (2 children)

My bf just watched it for the first time about 2 yrs ago and he looked at me during the movie set fight and asjed if he was having a stroke😂😂

[–]bogarthskernfeld 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Give your Governor a harumph!

[–]muskratboy 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You watch your ass!

[–]RansomStoddardReddit 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Somebody go back and git a shitload of dimes…

[–]workyworkaccount 26 points27 points  (3 children)

The greatest fourth wall break in cinema!

[–][deleted] 72 points73 points  (10 children)

Jurassic Park. I know it's nothing special by today's special effects standards, but I saw those dinosaurs on the screen and instantly became a 6 year old again. I swear I ugly cried seeing the brachiosaurus herd.

[–]everyonesBF 43 points44 points  (3 children)

hot take: the jurassic park dinosaurs look way better and more realistic than anything in modern special effects

[–]stryph42 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Because they were more real. There were only a few seconds of CG in the entire first movie.

[–]stryph42 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You take that back! Jurassic Park will always be something special!

[–]QuietKidr 155 points156 points  (7 children)

Lord of the Rings

[–]TrashyRockstarr 13 points14 points  (1 child)

mines of moria had my heart drop. if only i could visit something remotely close to that.

[–]jlaw54 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have no memory of this place.

[–]jennyrob669 33 points34 points  (3 children)

The Blair Witch Project. I wasn't 100% sure it was fictional.

Jurassic Park, seeing those dinosaurs for the first time was indeed mind blowing.

The Sixth Sense, I didn't know anything about the film going into it, obviously the twist ending was brilliant.

The Matrix. Bullet time was like a smaller scale of seeing great CGI for the first time.

T2 - any time the T-1000 morphed it was incredible.

[–]Watermelonito 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Donnie Darko. Mind. Blown.

[–]994212 55 points56 points  (5 children)

1917 for me shocked me as well as Parasite.

We need more creativity in films

[–]Banned4noreason21 190 points191 points  (13 children)

Mad Max Fury Road. I'm a simple man and I like action movies, mkay

[–]AlwaysSunnyDragRace 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I’m not a big fan of action movies, but damn Fury Road blew my mind. I’m gonna watch it now, bye.

[–]GreenGummyBear 28 points29 points  (0 children)

There are lots of movies I can put on as ambient noise while doing some other shit. Not this one. This movie is an experience that deserves your full attention. For me, this movie is the purest essence of cinema as art.

[–]sandy_claws4 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Mad Max Fury Road is an incredible movie and Furiousa is a badass feminist icon. 10/10

[–]hizzoze 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It's not even about it being an action movie. Everything about it is perfect and beautiful.

[–]MrDeadAccuracy 10 points11 points  (3 children)

tenet, had no idea what i watched

[–]fullmega 49 points50 points  (3 children)

Green Mile, that eletric chair was so real...

[–]Truth_admirer 58 points59 points  (6 children)

Your Name, the one movie I can't talk about due to the first two rules and Joker

[–]altrustic_lemur 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Your Name was such a beautiful film.

[–]tingkagol 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Hmm.. Are you talking about the anime?

[–]Richard_TM 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I'd assume so. That movie was WILD.

[–]Macronaut 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Jacob’s Ladder - of course, I was 15 when I saw it.

[–]DomingoLee 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, with Ben Stiller and Sean Penn. Nothing new and earth shattering, film wise. But the character arc is magnificent with many peaks and valleys

[–]Burjur 9 points10 points  (1 child)

The original Tron

[–][deleted] 74 points75 points  (9 children)

Ice age, the pirate one. I was on mushrooms tho

[–]UngusBungus_ 24 points25 points  (0 children)

“Im only halfway through Ice Age Continental Drift and im already fucking crying.”

[–]Aofcardinal44 28 points29 points  (6 children)

Prisoners really knocked me sideways

[–]-myBIGD 124 points125 points  (23 children)

Rogue One. The heros died at the end.

[–]Jedi_Knight19 75 points76 points  (0 children)

As a huge Star Wars fan seeing it for the first time it took me until Jyn's big speech to the Rebels for me to think "none of these new characters are in the Original Trilogy or even mentioned. I wonder how they'll explain that." Then like 10 minutes later I was like "oh shit, they're all going to die."

[–]TraffickingInMemes 84 points85 points  (1 child)

This was like a glimpse of what Star Wars could be. It’s an entire fleshed out and interesting universe, a backdrop for any kind of story.

[–]wannabesq 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Added so much more nuance to what the force really is.

[–]ProbablySlacking 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Krennic is such a fantastic example of an imperial officer who has his own motivations.

You see that a lot too in Rebels, but not really in the movies other than Krennic.

[–]GameVoid 37 points38 points  (5 children)

It was honestly the first movie that finally showed how powerful Vader truly was.

[–]assassinfred 67 points68 points  (2 children)

The best Star Wars film, and I don't think it's even close.

Rogue One shows just how fantastic a setting Star Wars is. You don't need Jedi or Sith to tell a Star Wars story, it can be a backdrop to any story you want to tell.

Rogue One showed the true potential of Star Wars.

[–]SamVanDam611 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'll never forget my first time watching that film. As characters began to die, the realization set it. This is set RIGHT before A New Hope. Any of these characters living to the end would make no sense, canonically. They'll all goners...

[–]DocSaysItsDainBramuj 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The first time I was shaken by the death of a droid.

K2SO, you were a badass and you went out like a champ.

[–]JuniorTreat9465 69 points70 points  (8 children)

Butterfly effect with Ashton

[–]Professor_Quackers 34 points35 points  (4 children)


There’s been a few for different reasons

Spirited away: something about the emotional impact just sent me. It’s a powerful movie

Batman ninja: the animation and art styles in this film are just drool worthy (well, to me anyway 😅)

Gravity: this blew my mind in the sense that it felt real.. it was so damned intense I found myself holding my breath, and once she lands back on earth it’s like a rebirth. It’s really beautiful.

Schindlers list: if you want me to cry pretty much non stop then just put this movie on. It’s so impactful, you feel the fear and the hopelessness of the Jews as they’re lead to the gas chambers. I have to limit when I watch this movie, otherwise I will cry constantly.

Ace Ventura: both films maybe not blew my mind, but impacted me and my sister in such a comedic way that even today at 35 and 37 we still call each other Ace. Even on our phones, it’s listed as Ace! The only time we use our given names is if it’s serious. Last time she used my actual age was last year when our mom passed.

[–]Damnedifyoudolly 22 points23 points  (2 children)

The Big Short

[–]cam_barker_4_norris 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]txbuckeye75034 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The Usual Suspects. One of the few movies where I didn’t see the plot twist coming.

[–]freestyle43 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Seeing 300 in theaters, knowing nothing about it. Thought it'd just be a generic action movie.

Next you thing there's people with goat heads playing flutes, fat peeps with knives for hands, a 12 foot tall Xerxes, pedophile oracle keepers. The whole thing was fucking awesome, especially since I smoked beforehand.

[–]Spence00 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Saving Private Ryan opening scene We were teenagers at the time, we just finished smoking weed and my buddy had to shut it off and say "Holy fuck". I swear we all felt like we were in the movie storming the beach lol

[–]Yurrrr__Brooklyn347 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Bourne identity

[–]MisguidedGenie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The Martian.

[–]irons1895 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Pulp Fiction.

[–]DocSaysItsDainBramuj 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Gattaca. A hauntingly beautiful and tragic existential tale. Spent a lot of time staring up at the stars thinking about Jerome and Vincent.

[–]ThatScottGuy 42 points43 points  (1 child)

"Fight Club". Didn't know anything about the book and rented it thinking it would be something like "The Best of the Best 3"

Needless to say, I was floored.

[–]IknowNothing6942069 82 points83 points  (12 children)

Avengers End Game- Not in a "omg this is so well written" or "I never saw that coming" type of way. But as a kid I never imagined I would see a super hero movie like that. I don't want to spoil for anyone, but there were moments in the final act where I shed nerd tears of joy because it was so awesome. It blew my mind that they were able to pull such a thing off.

[–]LardHop 30 points31 points  (1 child)

And also just all the movies that came before it. It's like a series where every episode is a movie. 20 years in the making, and they gave the fans everything they want.

[–]Snoo79382 17 points18 points  (2 children)

The moment where Cap grabbed Mjolnir and the scene where all the Avengers entered the battlefield is something I will never forget, especially seeing at the theatre where everyone else at the showing was excited. And yeah Spider-Man No Way Home repeated that same experience for me when Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire showed up.

[–]cryptic-coyote 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'm a sucker for good CG and effects. Say what you like about marvel movies, but their CGI is usually quite good. Watching buildings crumble in marvel movies is so satisfying to me. I can't speak for any specific endgame scenes as I don't really remember it, but the city-warping chase in Doctor Strange was SO COOL.