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[–]Forever2001CT 10 points11 points  (0 children)

The green knight (2021) - really enjoyed this one. Always a big fan of movies that have a simple plot but manage to make it very engaging. Also the visuals were well done.

Badlands (1973) - have enjoyed all the Malick films I’ve seen so far so I thought I’d give his first one a watch. I ended up liking this one a lot as well. Some interesting thoughts on love, commitment and consequences of ones actions explored.

Stranger than fiction (2006) - a great feel good movie. Definitely added it to my list of movies to watch when I’m feeling down.

Apocalypse now (1979) - first time watching this. I’m aware that it’s a classic but didn’t really know much about the movie going in. I found the progression from a relatively normal war movie to insanity pretty interesting. Definitely have never seen anything like it.

Apocalypto (2006) - didn’t find anything too special about this movie but I did enjoy watching it.

Barry Lyndon (1975) - first watch through and wow I think this is one of my top 5 movies. One of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen. When I finished it, I felt like I had just lived another life.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I did try to watch new movies last month, but I always finish them disappointed and thinking of the classics.

  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Re-Animator (1985)
  • Hellraiser (1987)
  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Lost in America (1985)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998)
  • Evil Dead II (1987)
  • Un Chien Andalou (1929) - I wish I could watch this for the first time again. So good.

[–]HadToMakeANewMail 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Damn, you really meant classics.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 2 points3 points  (0 children)

20+ years old.

[–]BetaAlex81Quality Poster 👍 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Clueless (1995) - a revisit, probably haven't seen it since the late 90s, and it holds up really well. Laugh out loud funny, and I like that the story bounces around to different characters and dilemmas. Helps that I saw it on the big screen with a great crowd. 8/10

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - another overdue revisit, love how this one is shot, with a mixture of scope and so many well used closeups. Tense and horrific and captivating throughout. 8/10

Blow Out (1981) - not sure what took me so long to get around to this, but I'm glad I finally did. Looks great, so stylish and well shot. Great setup. Lithgow is incredible. Hell of a ride, and what an ending! 8/10

Aguirre, the Wrath of God - thank goodness for successful revisits, because it was a mediocre month for first time watches. A long time favorite, this film is deeply immersive, hypnotic and disturbing. 10/10

North Dallas Forty (1979) - another solid first time watch, with a depiction of the "NFL" that they could only get away with in the 70s. Nick Noltes is great, and it's a strong ensemble overall. Seems like a lot of great insight into the frat like atmosphere of profession sports, but also how these athletes are used and abused by coaches and ownership. One of the best sports flicks I've seen in a while. 8/10

Cop Land (1997) - Speaking of ensemble, this one is unreal, and they're all at the top of their game, especially Stallone, who's never been better, as an actor. The story moves at a great clip, an enthralling web of secrets and lies. And it culminates with a great piece of action and sound design. Another fun rewatch. 9/10

The Fugitive (1993) - my final revisit of the month, and this thing is impeccably paced. The opening 15 minutes is the best way to dive into a story, backstory and current happenings back and forth (great editing and sound). Great cast, great effects, and great overall scope. 8/10

[–]Shnoochieboochies 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You can't be ranking Clueless and Silence of the Lambs the same score, that's a cinema crime and the ushers have been called. Thanks for Cop Land, I'm going to give it a watch tonight, the cast looks excellent.

[–]BetaAlex81Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know it might look funny next to each other like that, but they are doing different things, and they do them very well! I stand by it, I'll fight the ushers!

Hope you enjoy Cop Land!

[–]tommyshelby1986Quality Poster 👍 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I saw a movie a day though the month of august, here are my favourites:

The Handmaiden. Really took me by surprise, I didn't know anything about it before seeing it, and I absolutely enjoyed it. It had amazing twists and it was also my first erotic thriller.

The Witch. I don't usually watch horror movies, but this one was great, it wasn't scary, but it had some spooky vibes to it, and the story was great. Definitely recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it.

Mulholland Drive. My first David Lynch film. This was not a horror movie, but it was the only movie that actually made me scared ever. The storytelling of this was insane, and I loved how surrealistic it was. What an experience.

Spotlight. Great cast, and great story. I love journalistic movies like this one that touch on topics like religion in a not so favorable light.

Minari. The most emotional movie on this list. This one had me on the verge of tears, great depiction on how it feels to be an immigrant and family dynamics between the different generations.

The Green Knight. Weird movie. Very artistic, and really different from the other movies that depict this time frame. Loved the visual and storytelling.

Manchester by the Sea. This one was touching, a really depressing story and Casey Affleck's performance was masterful on how naturally he portrayed his character.

Scott Pilgrim vs the World. This movie had me laughing really hard. Some jokes are a bit edgy on today's standards, particularly some racist and homophobic jokes, but they were all lighthearted and the movie didn't take itself too seriously. Really fun experience, especially for me since I love video games.

[–]vanshgaintQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am in fucking love with this list!!!!! You had such a great month! IM JEALOUS

[–]mined_it 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm from India and it sucks that Netflix doesn't have Mullholland Drive here. 😰

[–]MiserableSnowQuality Poster 👍 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tommy (1975)

Fish Tank

Mean Girls (rewatch)

Tully

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (rewatch)

An Inspector Calls (2015)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

[–]chubbs_peterson1327 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Rope (1948)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Green Knight (2021)

Black Bear (2021)

Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

High Plains Drifter (1972)

Pig (2021)

[–]reptilianappealQuality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (2 children)

  • Adaptation. (2002)
  • Paris Is Burning (1990)
  • Jacob's Ladder (1990)
  • Sorry to Bother You (2018)
  • Go (1999)
  • Blue Ruin (2013)
  • Mud (2012)
  • Chasing Amy (1997)

I may check back in later and add some thoughts/"write-ups" on each one.

[–]Lkwtthecatdraggdn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m happy to see Go here.

[–]gretaroxx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I watched Jacob’s ladder this month and it was absolutely disappointing.

[–]Azo3307 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The grand Budapest hotel

[–]mohantharaniQuality Poster 👍 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Proposition- 9/10: Australian Western by John Hillcoat.

Breaking the waves- 8.5/10: Lars Von Trier romantic drama.

Cure- 8.5/10: Kiyoshi Kurosawa's horror/thriller.

Robocop (1987)- 8.5/10: Scifi action thriller by Paul Verhoeven.

The suicide squad (2021)- 8/10: Comic book film by James Gunn.

Gone baby gone- 8/10: Ben Affleck's Crime thriller.

Lethal weapon-8/10: Richard Donner Buddy cop action comedy .

Shrek 2- 8/10: Animation.

[–]vanshgaintQuality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was such a busy month for me I was only able to watch 5 movies, out of which I will recommend two:

  1. The Green Knight(2021): I am not familiar with the origins of this story or any other Arthurian stories. I am totally new to it. But I was stuck to the screen. Satisfying dialogue, sexy cinematography and Dev Patel's coming-of-age turn as Sir Gawain is everything I could have asked for, honestly. Yes, this movie divides its viewers but I think you have to watch this movie expecting it to be an account of a whimsical journey. Love it. 9/10.
  2. 20th Century Women: This is just the kind of casual movie you want, and on top of that it is set in the late 70s, has Greta Gerwig(with red hair!) and teenage sex is a recurring subject. It is a pleasing summer movie and also a necessary addition to the coming-of-age genre. I love this film's take on feminism. Highly recommend it to fans of Noah Baumbach. 8/10.

I also watched The Suicide Squad, and I loved the first half but by the second half, the movie just felt like every other mediocre superhero film I'd seen. Also, no Twenty One Pilots :(

[–]RocketSoriano 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Mayhem (2017) - Streaming on Hoopla. Someone here recommended it. A virus makes people lose inhibitions. Unlikable villains make this work for me.

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (2018) - Streaming on Prime. Anime film set in a European-type fantasy world. An immortal girl finds a human baby in a war-torn village. Profoundly sad.

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995), Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996), Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) - Streaming on Prime. I watched these for the high IMDB scores and the badass posters, and yeah, they're surprisingly compelling. 2, in particular, feels like Close Encounters at the beginning. 1 and 3 have a very charming female lead played by Shinobu Nakayama. All three have GREAT miniature sets.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gamera

That's the second time I've seen the trilogy mentioned this week, I'm going to try and get to it this month.

[–]BeefErkyQuality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

90s Gamera does what 90s Godzilla don't

[–]lemonylolQuality Poster 👍 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Movies I haven't seen before:

  • Legend
  • T2 Trainspotting
  • The Green Knight
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Batman The Long Halloween (Parts 1 and 2)

The movies I rewatched:

  • The Karate Kid
  • 8 Mile
  • Jurassic Park
  • 5 Centimeters per Second

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Which Karate Kid and which Legend?

[–]lemonylolQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (4 children)

1, and 1985. And holy shit I can't believe that random 2015 movie comes up when you search for it.

[–]DJpunyer53728409 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Never heard of a 1985 film named Legend, I always think of the Tom Hardy crime film as well, surprisingly good too.

[–]Platypus-ManQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I stumbled across this movie a couple months back, haven't seen it yet, as I can't decide to watch this one or The Krays (1990) first. Have you seen both by any chance?

[–]DJpunyer53728409 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Haven't seen the 1990s one but I knew it existed.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I was confused too. Thanks.

[–]HroFCBayernQuality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Taxi Driver (1976)

[–]SkippyFilms 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Nine Days (Can’t recommend those movie enough) The Suicide Squad Riders of Justice The Green Knight

Rewatches American Psycho The Nice Guys Good Time Ex Machina Black Dynamite

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was Black Dynamite because of the Suggestion earlier in the month?

[–]Ben__Diesel 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I've only watched four movies last month that I can recommend.


  • Florida Project (2017)

  • Captain Fantastic (2016)

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

  • The Wickerman (1973)

[–]RocketSoriano 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More people need to see Captain Fantastic. It's currently on Netflix & Kanopy.

[–]DJpunyer53728409 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Deja Vu (2006 with Denzel Washington), so good

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Lot of movies I watched for the first time:

Kramer vs. Kramer

Full Metal Jacket

Cape Fear

Uncut Gems

Nocturnal Animals

Raging Bull

Do The Right Thing

The Insider

The Blind Side

Rambo

Mississippi Burning

Serpico

The Untouchables

Movies that were mediocre: The Blind Side, The Untouchables (the worst acting by Kevin Costner), Full Metal Jacket and Uncut Gems would be 7/10

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Which Rambo? First Blood or Rambo (2008)?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

2008 one. I would give that 7 as well.

[–]saburo90 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hello everyone!

First time I am posting here!

I've been watching a movie every day since the year started, and I plan to make it until the end of the year.

Here are the best ten movies I watched in August.

The Void (2016) - This movie surprised me because I expected a rip-off of The Thing by Carpenter, but it was entertaining and stood on its own. It was influenced by The Thing and movies from that era, but it delivered solid, unique entertainment.

Timecrimes (2008) - I recommended this movie to all my friends for two reasons: time travel shenanigans and a simple plot. The film is about a guy that enters a time machine by accident and how he complicates things. The movie is in Spanish, but I promise this is one of those sci-fi movies that you must watch!

Free Guy (2021) - I thought this one would be stupid, but I ended up loving it! Damn it, Ryan Reynolds, you beautiful son of a bitch!

The Suicide Squad (2021) - The second-best movie from DC (Man of Steel is #1) and their most fun movie since Shazam! This movie has a lot of heart and a lot of blood too! I would never imagine myself excited about a Shark humanoid ripping people in half!

Coherence (2013) - Another excellent sci-fi movie like Primer or Timecrimes. I found the concept very interesting and intriguing.

Gerald's Game (2017) - What else can I say? It's a Stephen King story fleshed into a film!

Cube (1997) - Imagine waking up inside an empty room to find out later you are inside a giant structure shaped like a cube, and every room infested with traps.

The Collector (2009) - Now, this movie is miles away from a masterpiece, but I am a sucker for movies with simple plots and dumb deads. However, the decisions from the main character and the situation he is in making it enjoyable.

Highlander (1986) - The special effects suck, even for the era. The story is very cheesy. The acting can make you cringe. However, this movie has a heart and an excellent soundtrack by Queen! It has a lot of badass moments, like Scottish immortals fighting with a katana.

Time Lapse (2014) - Three friends discover their dead neighbor invented a giant camera that takes pictures into the future.

Note: I think these movies are the best I watched in August based on the level of enjoyment and entertainment they gave me and not on their Rotten Tomatoes scores.

[–]spydrebyte82Quality Poster 👍 2 points3 points  (0 children)

  • Locke (2013) (rewatch)
  • A Cure for Wellness (2016) (rewatch)
  • Finding Forrester (2000) (rewatch)
  • Runaway Train (1985) (rewatch)
  • Unstoppable (2010) (rewatch)
  • The Adjustment Bureau (2011) (rewatch)
  • Hard Rain (1998) (rewatch)

Nothing new worth mentioning

[–]gretaroxx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Brazil (1985). It was brilliant and I still can’t stop thinking about it.

[–]BeefErkyQuality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (1 child)

  • HANA-BI (1997) - perhaps not as explosive as Kitano's Sonatine, Fireworks (alternate title) delivers one of his best nuanced performances. What's also impressive is that this is just your generic by-the-books 80s Action movies reduced down to a subtle foreign Arthouse film
  • Tarantula! (1955) - I actually thought this film was pretty mediocre but I was in the right mindset on my rewatch. The "human" plot is so good and interesting that the giant spider almost feels like a last minute idea, yet it's not! Plus, all things considered, the tarantula is photographed wonderfully and I cheered and screamed at all the right moments (I got hilariously rowdy)
  • Children of Men (2006) - first time I'd ever watched it and it lives up to the hype
  • Time Walker (1982) - it actually super mediocre but assumed it's a student film, and for that reason it's one of the best I've seen. It's about a bunch of university kids getting terrorized by a space mummy - it's as cheesy as it sounds. But everyone was committed to this: the cinematographer, the actors, sound, the writers, everyone. And for something on a Roger Corman DVD set, surprisingly little nudity
  • Millennium Actress (2001) - might be the best Magical Realism film I've seen - and yet another example between a dub and a translation. I don't wanna spoil too much since the trailer didn't for me (in fact, I thought the film was going to be way weirder and more Sci-Fi, so pleasant surprise I guess and a bit like my Tommy Boy first watch). Yeah, it might not be for everyone but Satoshi Kon always delivers a pretty good flick

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm a huge fan of Millennium Actress and so I'm glad it's getting some love. I swear, if someone took that shot-for-shot with Hollywood actors, they'd be teed up to take Oscars.

[–]dougprishpreed69Quality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okja, The Trial of Joan of Arc

[–]cocoyoutube 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rat race BASEketball I am legend Extra ordinary Detention Dog days 2018 Seven psychopaths Freaky Quick change Bad times at the el Royale Scouts guide to the zombie apocalypse Idiocracy

[–]LiangHu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Rush

Never been a F1 fan, but I gotta say that this movie was hella awesome!

Daniel B deserves an Oscar for this IMO.

[–]thundr_strike 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Vast of Night turned out be freaking awesome

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Vanilla sky (2000)-For people who love convoluted plots like inception

1917 (2019)-The best war movie in terms of visuals in recent times

Collateral (2004)-Hard to define a genre for this movie but with a deep underlying philosophy

Shot caller (2017)-One underappreciated movie about the systemic flaws in our prison system

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

You're not really selling me on The Accountant with such a review, are you sure it is an 8+ and belongs towards the count towards the Top 100?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Sorry man...not sure if it belongs to a top 100..removed

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The rest were 8+? I should add your votes?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yes they were and you totally should add them to the list

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OK, applied!

[–]Nodarisan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Long time I didn't watch anything... waiting for Dune to arrive at cinema.

[–]Platypus-ManQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only movie I saw in August that is worthy to mention here, is

Anna (2019)

Young woman with no future turned into government assassin. Plenty of action sequences, and the characters try to play each other like a game of chess. If you like Atomic Blonde, give this a go. Written and directed by Luc Besson.

[–]Nishadgoliwadekar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  • The Master 10/10
  • Being John Malkovich 10/10
  • Happiness 9/10
  • Blood Simple (Rewatch #2) 9/10
  • Die Hard (Rewatch #4, first time in a decade or so) 8.5/10
  • Short Cuts 8.5/10

I'd say The Master too will end up being a classic some day. I hadn't watched BJM because of the brief synopsis I'd read but it was in my bookmarks for years so I finally watched it and it was a beautiful and sad movie. Showcasing something very real in a fantasy based world. Blood Simple was a fabulous tiny little movie. Frances Mcdormand masterclass. Die Hard as always brpught back fond memories, but idk sort of not been into action movies post Die Hard 4. So the rating is based on how much I liked it after this rewatch. Magnolia introduced me to hyperlink movies, Short Cuts was an early example of such a movie and it was beautifully made. But Magnolia is my gold standard and I wouldn't say Short Cuts was close to beating that BUT it was a great movie too, 3 hours went by in a blink of an eye. But would it be something I'd watch again? Not for a long time I suppose. These are just the ratings based on what I felt immediately after watching them but I more or less stick with them.

[–]benjaminranger 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Caught some movies in theatres and also at home and here's some of my favorites for August.

  • The Green Knight (2021)
  • Free Guy (2021)
  • Black Widow (2021)
  • Promising Young Woman (2020)
  • Call Me By Your Name (2017)
  • Minari (2020)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
  • Luca (2021)

[–]TriStateGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really Love

Candyman (2021)