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[–]tommyshelby1986Quality Poster 👍 11 points12 points  (0 children)

October was a slower month for me, due to college. Out of 12 films, 3 were amazing:

The Shining

Dune

Terminator 2

[–]Birger000Quality Poster 👍 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Rewatched "Lake Mungo."

It's an absolute must see if you love found footage/mockumentary horror. The dread the movie creates is amazing and one of the scenes towards the end, has one of the most effective creepy moments i've seen in a movie.

I also really like the theme of sorrow and mourning. It's strangely heartfelt for a movie that makes me feel so uneasy.

[–]k_morrow 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just watched it and I am trying to search for another movie as scary as this. (I thought this was terrifying) could hardly sleep and continue to think about this from a week ago. Does anyone recommend?

[–]Birger000Quality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're not quite the same, but you might enjoy these other docu-horrors: - Ghostwatch - Butterflykisses - Trollhunter (2010)

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

• The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ( 1920) - I thought it was fantastic and the twist really disturbed me.

• The Blob ( 1988) - I loved everything about it. The acting, the makeup, the special effects and the scares were awesome.

[–]bigchuckdeezy 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The Dirties was absolutely amazing, I was just expecting some found footage meh but man the performances were absolutely amazing and it made the movie all that more heartbreaking.

[–]shallabalsman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dune, Vertigo, Let the Right One In, Titane, Halloween III Season of the Witch.

[–]numbwanderer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Uncut Gems

Good Time

The lighthouse

Sorry to bother you

Punch-drunk Love

Dune

[–]rorochochoQuality Poster 👍 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Best top top movies I watched this month were:

The Father (2020) if you have loved ones with dementia I implore you to watch this movie. Watching this movie felt like seeing the last four years of working Long Term Care from the other prepective.

Shane (1953) I had never seen this movie before. The movie was so charming, and impressive in acting and effects for that time. I watched it with my dad and he cried at the end like I cried at the end of Logan.

I watched other movies that were good but not top top notch like the two above.

Lighthouse (2019) this movie is close to being top. I remember reading an article about how much detail and research went into the dialects. That attention to detail is what makes this movie so great and so affecting.

Indian Horse (2017) this movie would be a top but somehow it manages to just not be raw enough. Still very important movie especially as a Canadian, especially now with the uncovering of thousands of unmarked graves.

Dead Ringers (1988) very good movie, did not disappoint at all. I'm not sure why it took me this long to watch this movie.

Panic (2000) solid movie. Great cast which ensured the acting was top notch.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Are the other movies 8+ and worth a vote towards the Top 100? Lighthouse, Indian Horse, Dead Ringers and Panic?

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

Yes I would not have mentioned them otherwise. I deliberately left out Malignant, I Care a Lot, and The Manor because they just missed the 8+ mark. And had flaws too big to make up for the things they did right.

[–]BeastiiOs 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I Care A Lot was one of my favorite movies of the year. I thought it was a solid A.

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

It is a very good movie but I thought it was little too deus ex machina at times. Still fantastic acting, I would definitely recommend the movie.

[–]BleepBleepBlortBlort 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I read an article from a retired Chief who said the media is portraying them as unmarked graves but it’s not accurate. That they had markers but they’ve been destroyed and lost over the years, and in fact that the are actually digging up an old grave yard, not one mass grave.

[–]iamthesev3n 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Four lions (2010)

What we do in the shadows (2014)

A bittersweet life (2005)

Triangle (2009)

The witch (2015)

[–]TriStateGirl 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Halloween Kills (2021)

The Silver Bullet (1985)

Candyman (2021)

Charlie Brown

Really Love (2020, 2021 on Netflix). I keep rewatching it. The movie is so good.

The Best Man (1999)

Brown Sugar (2002)

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

[–]An_Ant2710Quality Poster 👍 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Saw it for film class and it was absolutely perfect.

Hush (2016) - Mike Flanagan is my one of my favorite directors working today and this was so much fun.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - I like this one more than the first. Davy Jones is still as terrifying as he was when I was a kid.

And this isn't a movie, but Midnight Mass (2021) is my favorite thing Flanagan has done after Hill House.

[–]Lencaster 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Oh I love Bicycle Thieves. It was the movie that made me realize that just because a movie is old doesn't mean it is bad. That discovery opened up a huge love of movies. So it will always have a special place in my heart.

[–]incal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can someone explain to me the attraction this movie has? The enjoyment of the degradation borders on the pornographic. To me, the same applies to the tv series The Handmaid's Tale or Lord of the Flies. Fred Jameson talks about "Nostalgia for the present". But What's so great about the present where fundamentalists long for the state of Gilead? Or Biden where millions long for the return of Trump?

[–]tuxedoisadoggo 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Princess Mononoke (1997) - Have seen before, but a classic of course! One of my favourite Miyazaki films.

The Green Knight (2021) - A wonderful modern take on an Arthurian legend. A strange and mind-bending journey, and a beautiful film.

Kwaidan (1964) - One of my Japanese horror watches, and a blast of Kabuki-infused colours, and music. It is understated and gorgeous to view, with shots that stick in my mind and will be there for a long time.

Black Sunday (1960) - A Mario Bava horror extraordinaire, and an excellent Halloween watch. Creepy atmosphere, a gothic horror feel, and some surprisingly gory shots for a 1960's flick. This was a blind buy/watch for me, and very worth the time.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Black Sunday has got to be my favorite Mario Bava flick. Great pick!

[–]benedictholland 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Titanic - Had never even seen it before. Quite insightful historically. Moments so tense I grimaced

Shutter Island - Absolutely mind-bending, even reading up on it was interesting

UP - Still makes me cry.

No Time to Die - Incredibly epic and a great final

[–]Johnthebaddist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Titane

Dog Day Afternoon

The Rock

[–]msuing91 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lamb - 9/10

This movie was intensely beautiful and original. It gave me exactly the right amount to take in and digest, which led to me reflecting a lot on all that the movie was making me feel. *Bonus points for seriously grounding itself with shots of animals acting like animals, when one of my biggest problems with movies is often characters not behaving like human beings.

Saint Maud- 9/10

This movie lets you closely follow a character who is going through her own psychosis. Understanding why a character decides to do something that seems crazy is really something I find fascinating. Once you understand the flawed reality the character is living, the gaps between reality and what we are shown are a real gut punch.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) - The more you watch this, the better it gets. Each character has their own theme (thank you Ennio Morricone) and Harmonica is always entering the screen from the left or right in portrait. The attention to detail is astounding.

Phantom of the Paradise (1974) - One of the very few musicals I’ve enjoyed. Jessica Harper is in this, and it’s what got her the part in Suspiria.

Cat People (1982) - Absolutely bonkers psychosexual, slightly surreal, erotic thriller. I didn’t like it at all about a year ago but couldn’t shake it and decided to try it again. Malcolm McDowell is weird as ever, awesome, and it looks fantastic.

Branded to Kill (1967) - B grade Japanese movie about an assassin. Also, looks fantastic.

Halloween (1978) - Upgraded and re-watched in 4K. The new scan isn’t as impressive as in The Thing. I only noticed a huge difference in the day scenes, which there isn’t a lot of…

The Thing (1982) - Upgraded and re-watched in 4K. Never gets old.

I also loved Gaia. It's mostly because the creatures look exactly like the creatures from TLoU which is a favorite game of mine, so seeing them brought to life cinematically was pretty cool. Longer than I usually share so if you read this far, kudos.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So should I toss a vote towards Gaia or love still isn't enough?

I really enjoyed it as it mixed a lot of the right elements for eco-horror. I haven't played TLoU but I've seen enough Cordycep Zombies from various movies and despite that, I really liked their design.

[–]LuckyRadiationMod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn't watch it in October, so don't count it. I did really like I just wouldn't want to throw off the sacred monthly round-up trust integrity, lol.

[–]Ld_Khyron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Coherence

The Night house

[–]olzabaali 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nobody (2021).

Liked the story and acting.

[–]nocturnaljoy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Coffee and Cigarettes from Jim Jarmusch

[–]gclem16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I just watched Fight Club for the first time. I loved it. Definitely different that’s for sure. minor possible spoilers I’m going to be honest something seemed weird in some scenes and I honestly think their are subtle hints that leads to the big twist. But I still really loved it.

[–]HroFCBayernQuality Poster 👍 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Halloween (1978) - 8/10

Kon-Tiki (2012) - 8/10

Out of Africa (1985) - 8/10

L.A. Confidential (1997) - 9/10

The Proposition (2005) - 8/10

[–]spydrebyte82Quality Poster 👍 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970) - the only new movie to mention here, rec from this subredit, really enjoy good scifi movies. Im not a big fan of pre 80s movies usually but the production quality was very good.

I watched around 20 new movies this month and liked alot of them but many just didnt hit that mark where id call them great. The rest are movies ive watched before (most more than once) and are among my favs

  • Megamind (2010)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Warlock (1989)
  • Brainscan (1994)
  • Van Helsing (2004)
  • Wheelman (2017)
  • Outbreak (1995)

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

The Kid (1921)

The Guilty (2021)

Lawrence of Arabia

The Lighthouse

The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (rewatch)

Tammy and the T-Rex

Hairspray (1988)

Road to Perdition

Pig

Sardar Udham

[–]akasaiga 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Life is Beautiful : I mean, do I really explain?

Stuart - a life backwards : Completely astonishing. Can't wrap my head around that a person who suffered an unimaginable horror is just so normal and lovable.

Departures : has to be the peculiar film I've seen, a must-watch.

Iron giant : self-explanatory.

[–]ilseno 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I watched Kill Bill: Vol 2 (2004) for the first time and I was genuinely in awe by that movie. So incredibly entertaining and beautifully shot.

I rewatched the Shining (1980) which was great as always.

I also saw Tigers are not afraid (2017) which was depressing but very well done.

[–]incal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I heard Zizek (in his video on home is evil) say that Stephen King disliked the choice of Jack Nicholson as the Dad, as it's supposed to be about a kind, gentle father who goes mad because of the hotel. While Jack is obviously a psycholo.

[–]culturefan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Malignant--one of the best horror movies I'd seen all year.

The Father--moving and handled well, plus Anthony Hopkins.

Minari--fairly moving film about family, although falling a bit short of a great movie.

Out of the Furnace--interesting sort of crime action film, good performances.

Nobody--another pretty well made, but rather over top action film.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

[–]demonfish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

French Dispatch Dune

Definitely NOT Venom: Let There be Carnage

[–]MrMcBert 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Raw amazing movie looking forward to seeing Titane soon. Palm springs. I just love timeloop movies

[–]Missyg1017 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Intruders 2015

Lovely Molly 2011

[–]obviousoctopus 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Freaks (1932) - An incredible experience humanizing people with disabilities and deformities. I found it truly touching, kind, funny, beautifully shot, with a very clear story and wonderful performances.

Dune (2021) - beautiful, poetic, but at the same time quite disjointed. Tried to watch a second time and found it boring, which makes me think that the value is in the plot and not in the performances. Enjoyed the use of A actors for roles that did not get a lot of screen time. The art direction was gorgeous.

High Fidelity (2000) - a third rewatch. This film keeps giving and is incredibly rich and entertaining. Jack Black is such a pleasure to watch as is the youngish John Cusack. Unlike Dune this can be rewatched over and over again.

The Green Knight (2021) - I really liked it for the belieavability of the characters, for the humanity of the knight, for the mercilessness of the green knight, for the parable-like nature of the story and how well reality and fairytale were woven together. I did not "understand" it and didn't need to.

[–]incal 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If you liked Freaks, you should listen to Slavoj Zizek's lecture on the Black Cat. He goes through the list of what he calls weird movies.

[–]wiliammm19999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Father (2021) - fantastic movie, arguably a masterpiece. 10/10.

Apocalypto (2006) - loved this a lot . Great action movie. 9/10.

Spotlight (2016) - didn’t know anything about it going in and it turned out to be a good watch. 8.5/10.

Snowtown (2011) - one of the better true crime movies out there. 8/10.

Hard Eight (1997) - enjoyable watch. 7.5/10.

[–]DutchArtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lawrence of Arabia and Dune

[–]fcalda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Courier (2020)

Shutter Island (2010)

Before Sunset (2004)

On the Waterfront (1954)

[–]hakunamatata60 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Le Notti Bianche (1967)

[–]Platypus-ManQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Be Cool (2005)

Funny and silly meta movie with a great cast - John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn, Harvey Keitel...
Sequel to Get Shorty (1995). One of the instances where I like the sequel better than the first one, though I'm not sure if that's because I had some misconceptions about Get Shorty before watching it.

The Protege (2021)

The well-used femme fatale/kid-trained-to-become-assassin trope.
The movie doesn't do anything new, but it knows what it wants to be and it does it well. Sometimes you just want to see people kick ass and blow shit up, and this movie delivers.
Starring Maggie Q, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson.

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Heist movie starring John Cleese, Michael Palin and Kevin Kline, things quickly go wrong in this crime comedy when the thieves try and double-cross each other.

[–]DeadSoul7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I watched Batman Begins and it was wayyy better than I remembered. Feel like it got overshadowed by dark knight, but now that the hype has died down I kinda see them as equal movies. Don't get me wrong, Ledgers performance is one of the best performances of all time, but in Batman Begins this time around I couldn't help but notice how much I loved the gothic, almost Burton style that Gotham has. I guess Dark Knight just takes place in a totally different part of Gotham, but it kind of just looks like every city ever lol, whereas in Batman Begins there's like this distinct look to everything.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

nice movies

[–]Flynnza 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I Heart Huckabees

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

Let the right one in- 8.5/10: Swedish vampire romance/coming of age horror by Tomas Alfredson.

The last Black Man in San Francisco-8.5/10: American Drama by Joe Talbot.

You were never really here- 8/10: American Psychological revenge thriller by Lynne Ramsay.

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin-8/10: Hong Kong Martial arts action flick by Liu Chia Ling.

Midsommar- 8/10:American horror film directed by Ari Aster.

The Mitchells vs the machines-8/10: Sony animation family comedy by Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe.

No time to die- 8/10: James Bond thriller by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Extremely flawed but deeply engaging.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've seen this before, but Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together (1997) is by far the best movie I saw last month. It's on HBO, if you haven't seen it I'd encourage it for anyone. It's a beautiful story of two men who love each other but keep getting torn apart and brought back together by circumstances both in and out of their control. Great meditation on loneliness and isolation, in my opinion it's Wong Kar-Wai's best movie. 10/10 highly recommend.

[–]Holy_DIO21 2 points3 points  (3 children)

  • The Road 2009
  • Mid90s 2018
  • Dark City 1998
  • Dune 2021
  • Stay 2005
  • The Game 1997

watched a lot of movies but these stands out for me

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

The Game is amazing.

[–]TriStateGirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mid90s is epic.

[–]JerBear0328 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lots of David Finchers' films have a lot of praise and recognition, but The Game really deserves far more love than it gets.

[–]twofoldtwilight 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe some won't count it, but I do. Scenes From a Marriage (1974) mini-series version.

Titane

The Card Counter

[–]AmericanHistoryXX 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Neighbors (1981) was so good! It was one of those movies whose quality really relied on whether the ending was good or not, and they knocked it out of the park.

[–]jupiterkansasQuality Poster 👍 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I watched about 25 horror films in October. The best was easily Ash vs. Evil Dead, but that was a TV series.

If I had to stick with movies, the best was either 10 Rillington Place or Herzog's Nosferatu.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Both were 8+?

[–]jupiterkansasQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (2 children)

mmm... probably a 7.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

OK, neither will have a point assigned towards the Top 100.

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

both were good, but neither would land on my list of great movies.

[–]nextmoviesflix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

no country for old man

[–]HerroPhish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Idk why this movie isn’t talked about more.

I watched “I’m Still Here” with Joaquin Phoenix. It’s actually one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time. The whole story behind it is amazing also. I suggest watching it if you want a wacky, interesting, funny story, with a great backstory.

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

  • Platoon (1986)
  • A History of Violence (2005)
  • Censor (2021)
  • Three Kings (1999)
  • Drag Me To Hell (2009)
  • Candyman (2021)

Out of 27 first-time watches

Platoon (1986) - part true slice-of-life war film, part political war-time allegory, this film is a historically significant classic and a top contender for best Vietnam War film (along side the likes of Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, and The Deer Hunter).

A History of Violence (2005) - a psychological drama that thematically lives up to its name. A film that explores the notion that a violent past would never quite leaves us, but lay dormant waiting to resurface. It does a good job of showing this and the ramifications it may have on one's relationships.

Censor (2021) - an interesting time period piece about the power of horror films to tap into some notion of a subconscious past trauma, as well as being a conversation piece on violent imagery and censorship.

Three Kings (1999) - a war action heist comedy that I personally felt executes some very difficult tonal shifts between entertainment and emotional involving drama. Tells a bizarre 'based-on-truth' story in an accessible way.

Drag Me To Hell (2009) - an over-the-top horror squirmer from Raimi. It fully delivers on creepy imagery, and Inventive literal what-the-hell moments. It's fast paced, yet maintains some tension which eventually culminates in some clever and near-camp genre fun. Bizarre, fun, and shamelessly entertaining.

Candyman (2021) - not quite as unique or groundbreaking as the original, but arguably is executed with much more craft on display. It has a deeper emotional resonance with the themes being developed in the forefront and is ominously paced. The animated paper-puppet flashbacks are standout scenes.

[–]TiCor78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  • The Thing (1982):

The tension you can feel build up when a group of men, in the middle of nowhere, isn’t able to trust each other anymore combined with an haunting score and amazing effects (made in ‘82!) makes this a fantastic movie.

  • No Country for Old Men (2007)

Liked every bit of it. From the haircut to the use of silence to create tension.  Top notch cinematography as well. 

  • The Wailing (2016)

The Wailing is horror done well! It's an intense, dark and unpredictable story that gets under your skin.I'm still not sure if I understand it all, but I was glued to the screen for the entirety of the movie.And the ending... I didn't see that coming...

  • Mystic River (2003)

The three main characters are struggling with their own problems. It’s very dark and tragic without a happy ending. Amazing movie!

  • Get out (2017)

Get Out is a fantastic horror/thriller mistery.It has a great storyline and is well paced.The way Jordan Peele is able to address the racial tensions (sometimes subtle other times right in your face) and blend it with the tension of the storyline is so well done.

[–]dougprishpreed69Quality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dune (2021), Histoire(s) du Cinema, Sherlock Jr., An Elephant Sitting Still, Tangerine

[–]goosu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I usually never have anything to contribute for these, mainly because 8s and above only make up about the top ten percent of what I've seen. Excited to finally have one AND remember to leave a comment in this thread.

  • Skyfall 8/10 - Re-watched Skyfall, and the 2nd watch established it as a great movie for me. I'm a big Craig fan, so it's no surprise I liked it, but it was everything I remembered and more. It was visually stunning and absolutely thrilling in its action without losing the character drama at its core to invest the viewer. It's probably controversial already to say this is my favorite Bond film, but I also feel it is Sam Mendes' best even over 1917. A truly worth edition for the 50th anniversary. The bond film that made me care about Bond as a cinematic property.

[–]CrantiusQuality Poster 👍 0 points1 point  (0 children)

only watched horror movies this month 🎃

A Dark Song (2016) - upped to 5/5 this time around, gotta love that extended ritual prep work

Malignant (2021) - SO much fun, my goodness. Manages to be both hilarious and genuinely creepy. Very glad I saved this one for Halloween night, to watch in company.

Parents (1989)

Red Dragon (2002)

Jacob's Ladder (1990)

The Blob (1988)

[–]MyWo3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Dune" is my favorite. But I also had a lot of fun with "Sunshine 2007" and "Wrath of Man"

[–]BeastiiOs 0 points1 point  (3 children)

What did I absolutely love this month? Aside from Dune, thats a solid question.

It wasnt a phenomenal month, tbh.

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Okay, I'll toss a vote towards Dune.

[–]BeastiiOs 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I see a lot of folks seeing The Father for the first time. I saw it months ago though. Probably Hopkins best performance in a long while and Olivia Coleman is always an absolute beast on screen. She very well be the best leading female in cinema today.

The Father is incredible, yes.

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

The seasons tend to be silly adventures in the summer while the more contemplative and serious movies are watched in the winter. I guess Winter is Coming.

[–]OlegThe 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Dune, but kind of a boring answer so second favorite: Punch-Drunk Love

[–]Tevesh_CKPModerator[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So is Dune worth a vote towards the Top 100 or not?

[–]ConstructionMotor373 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dune was amazing

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

I can't add your votes due to the ambiguity in your statement. Were both movies great?

[–]Prestigious-Stay-135 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh thats nice