Temetwir

27.5.06

Count

Because I was more serious preparing for my IGCSE Biology exams than I am serious nowadays for the sake of this degree, I present to you 34 more movies. All hollywood, and all supposedly out on dvd, available on torrents, aired on some channel, even came to Kuwaiti cinemas - point being, the only excuse you have for not watching any of these is because you chose not to. If you didn't know about any of these, then that's even worse.
Gents, whoever has already seen most of these, you and I will seriously make good friends.
Ladies, whoever has already seen all of these then, baby, will you marry me?




^ makes more sense now in 2006 than it did when it first came out

^ proof that you don't need anything but good dialogue and good acting to make a great flick

^ not many of this genre that i know of, anyone?
^ anyone else thought this was genius?
^ anyone else felt like an idiot at the end for falling for it?

^ "IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY, KID. THE REST IS JUST CONVERSATION"

^ "you wanna go home, or you wanna go to jail?"

^ "iz no' as though iz a bag a fakin peanuts, izi?"
^ one scene makes it all worthwhile
^ arguably THE best movie of ALL time

^ watch and relate to Kuwait & drug distribution^ epic
^ the quote-movie

^ fucked up





^ ahahah



^ interesting to say the least

^ i cried


^ better than the godfather imho .. ok, at the same level

^ best in its genre .. if it has a 'genre'
^ 7tenths: this is the movie with "YOU REALLY ARE A FUNNY GUY"

^ not sure if there's been better dialogue
^ i laughed


^ disturbing, great nonetheless



Count how many you've watched - not for the sake of counting, but so you can WATCH THE REST.


48 Comments:

  • I've seen 3 :| ones I want to watch, I'd say Syriana I've been meaning to watch it for some time..
    Ones I've seen are 3 Kings, Boiler Room and Mystic River (LOVED Mystic River...I'm convinced Sean Penn is the best actor in Hollywood)

    By Blogger Faith, at 27.5.06  

  • wow.. i own over half of them! I started a list of my favorites from urs, but ended up with most of them. I've done another round up and ended up with these: Phonebooth, Usual Suspects, Shawshank Redemption, The Count of Monte Cristo, SEVEN (WOW!), HEAT (wowza!), Boiler Room, SLEEPERS!!

    Only one I haven't seen, not because I don't want to, but because I'm waiting to be prepared for some serious heart ache: Hotel Rwanda.

    By Blogger MSB, at 27.5.06  

  • three kings is still a favorite looking forward to see Syriana and Hotel Rwanda.... the best thing in minority report is those weird cars that they use i think it was a Lexus if im not mistaken..... oo mwafag in ur examinations thank God i finished this week :)

    By Blogger متفرغ, at 27.5.06  

  • faith
    ones u want to watch = syriana
    ones u should watch = all
    and yes sean penn is a great actor!watch "carlito's way" (1992 i think)

    msb
    so uve watched 33 out of 34???
    and yes, hotel rwanda = major heartbreak

    metfarigh
    mabrook!! i only got one last essay to hand in (tuesday), but 7amdelah my dissertation topic is decided .. YIPPEE

    and since ur in the UK, ru subscried with (for example) screenselect ?
    i was subscribed, and its awesome really .. only problem was that my laptop is locked on region 1 and i dont fancy watching 3 movies back2back on a tv heh

    oh and yeah, the red car (i think) in minority report was a lexus .. and the whole street-routes going up/down in the city was pure genius.
    that jew mofo of a director has ENDLESS ideas

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 27.5.06  

  • This is gonna be long, so i apologize in advance.
    I never saw the siege, I'd never call phonebooth a "great" flick. Not bad though.
    Didn't see (but want to): Syriana, Platoon, JFK,Glengarry Glen Ross.
    Not interested in: Boiler room, knockaround guys, count of monte cristo.
    All time Favorite: Scarface!!
    Followed by: Lock, stock and snatch and Goodfellas.
    Great movies: Casino, Good Will Hunting, Memento, LA Confidential, Mystic River, Se7en, reservoir dogs, shawshank redemption, training day, wall street, usual suspects, minority report, 3 kings *ADDITIONS* pulp fiction (who doesn't love this flick?), american beauty, magnolia, boogie nights, collateral. (I'm sure there are many others that I enjoyed but nothin comes 2 mind right now).
    Heat: Overrated a bit.
    Arlington Road: snoozefest, though kinda enjoyed the ending.
    And u know I love Hustle & Flow :P

    How come there aren't any comedies in ur list?? Something about Mary and Dumb & Dumber = Unmissable.
    Thats all. So, U wanna hang out?

    By Blogger the-afterparty-is-at-my-body, at 27.5.06  

  • I LOVE a3eed o akarer LOVE let me spell that for you
    EL OW VEE EY .... Good Will Hunting

    By Blogger LaiaLy_q8, at 27.5.06  

  • **sighs**..I am walking over to Blockbuster tomorrow to rent the the ones that I are missing....Usual Suspects..Wall street..(even though me no like charlie sheen..)Snatch..Rounders..Plantoon..Knockaround Guys..Glengarry something or other..And Jfk..Please tell me these are worth my time..I have a accounting midterm on friday..So which one first?

    By Blogger LiLaCs, at 27.5.06  

  • afterparty
    mn ent, 7amood ra3y iltwin? ma7ad ghairek baleshna eb khefita, shal nick? ;]
    bas agolek.. ull like boiler room and knockaround guys.
    ill c if i can dl the 4 movies u mention in time and burn em for ya.
    american beauty and boogie nights rnt in the same league as collateral/PF/nor magnolia.
    and i know u luv H&F coz yo'z a pimp n yo'z can relate ;]
    comedy = lockstock/snatch/american psycho
    and finally,
    thommeny beedaik aby ajmid 3ala sadrek waroub
    ant la thammait temthaal, mn thammatk thaab
    kaif lo tethom 9adrin 3ala thekrik yethoub? ;]

    ps: salemly 3ala el .amr el se3odi هاهــــــــــــاي

    laialy
    its great, but if thats the 'most' one u love from those 34.. then thats majorly weak ;[

    lilacs
    NO. Watch them after ur final
    and yes, excellent choices althu i must warn u that Glengarry/Platoon are "different" than the rest

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 27.5.06  

  • (warning: this is gonna be long)
    i've seen 14 out of 34?! UNFAIR! (but on the bright side: yay! more movies to see)

    the ones i've seen:
    *PhoneBooth: i don't like Kiefer Sutherland, but i hate Colin Farrell, so i loved Keifer for annoying the hell out of Colin :p oh, and interesting ending..

    *Minority Report: me + the storyline= luff luff luff

    *Training Day: let's just say Denzel deserved the hell out of that Oscar lol

    *Snatch: what i loved about this movie: story, accents, Brad Pitt's abs. oh, and i almost cried when they burned brad pitt's mom's trailer.

    *Traffic: never knew i'd actually like Catherine Zeta Jones in this movie.

    *Count of Monté Cristo: Alexandre Dumas should've been famous for THIS, not the three musketeers.. oh, and Jim Caviezel is my future husband lol :p

    *Se7en: i love Morgan Freeman. and i enjoyed the Gwyneth Paltrow killing scene. the rest: gruesome but in a good way.

    Scarface: and ppl wonder why i love the name Tony Montana.

    Mystic River: Sean Penn= most loveable guilty (for killing Tim Robbins) guy in the world. the best childhood-to-adulthood movie even though i cried.

    L.A. Confidential: two words: Kevin Spacey.

    Good Will Hunting: the first time i fell in love with Matt Damon and his script. the millionth time i fall in love with Robin Williams. the begining of my hate for Ben Affleck.

    Heat: oh come on, as if it needs a reason to love it! (let's just say it's the only movie on VHS tape that i still watch)

    Arlington Road: i love history, so the history of terrorism mentioned was interesting.. Tim Robbins was ruthless, which was amazing.. and the ending was a great (unpredictable) climax for the movie.

    Goodfellas: what can be better than a Martin Scorsese & Robert DeNiro mix?

    By Blogger Swair., at 28.5.06  

  • amaaazing list! u have good taste in movies :P i've seen everything on the list except platoon and heat..my fav on ur list have to be snatch and mystic river :)

    By Blogger Tinkerbell, at 28.5.06  

  • swair: chineh u gave away a couple spoilers in ur comment? hehe.. ashwa i've seen them! :)

    By Blogger MSB, at 28.5.06  

  • I would never watch such movies.

    By Anonymous true faith, at 28.5.06  

  • swair,
    great 14 movies.
    - u missed out BRITISH HUMOR from the list of what u loved abt snatch
    - watch 21 grams for sean penn
    - watch Casino: de niro, pesci, james woods, and of course: Scorsese

    tinkerbell,
    really??
    cant blame u for platoon (i dont think its THAT easy to get a copy), but u should really watch Heat..
    i think i love you by the way ;]

    true faith
    ud rather watch finding nemo & toy story?
    gotta hate happy ppl :P

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 28.5.06  

  • the usual suspect was awesome, I'd watch it again.

    I've seen like 15 of those, I wanted to see Syriana still didn't get the chance to, about 2 kings, I was happy to see alot of Kuwait in that movie but yeah it didn't have alot to do with reality I just thought whatever, after all it is make believe.

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 28.5.06  

  • I'd still watch finding nemo and toy story! =P

    gatta believe in openning your mind and exploring your options

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 28.5.06  

  • hehehe love me cause of snatch or mystic river? or the entire list? :P

    By Blogger Tinkerbell, at 28.5.06  

  • and if you're into foreign movies I highly recommend the italian movie "La vie est belle"

    By Blogger Spontaneousnessity, at 28.5.06  

  • have you watched the da vinci code

    By Blogger A3sab, at 28.5.06  

  • spont,
    definitely look into Syriana ..
    ull think that Clooney should consider entering the more-serious-tone of movies full time (esp. after his role and directing of goodnight & goodluck)
    havent watched finding nemo, couldnt care less for 'them' happy flicks + ill look into the italian movie

    tinkerbell,
    the list

    om mejrin,
    nope.. was planning on doing that after i hand in my essay
    if i manage, ill let u know how it goed

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 28.5.06  

  • LOL, yea british humor is a must.. (Monty Python, anyone? :p)

    I have 21 grams, just haven't seen it yet.. ( Naomi Watts with no make-up on.. YAY!)

    Okay, i love DeNiro, Pesci, James Woods (luv him luv him luv him), and Scorsese... i just seriously hate Sharon Stone :/ (she can't act, she's just a movie star cos she got naked on screen and didn't mind flashing her hoo-ha)

    was there a stupider movie than Basic Instinct? it was just porn with a (supposedly) big cast in it (Douglas.. ew)... i guess i can watch Casino & just close my eyes and hear the dialogue when she comes on the screen lol (no pun intended)

    By Blogger Swair., at 28.5.06  

  • swair,
    bel3aks stone badi3at b casino .. i think its the only movie that she actually acted in, and proved without doubt that she CAN act but chooses not to i guess

    21 grams is .. interesting to say the least
    i think ull like it

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 28.5.06  

  • That movie was soooo heart felt

    There was soooo much emotion

    ya3nii Robin Williams killa funny bss this is the only movie (as far as I know) where he plays a serious character o kan OK

    By Blogger LaiaLy_q8, at 28.5.06  

  • i read that 21 grams is about lives colliding ( a la Crash- which i loved), so it's gotta be good.. and Sean Penn is amazing (apparently Madonna brings out the worst in ppl, he got better at movies AFTER he left her... and when was the last time u saw a good Guy Richie movie like Snatch and Lock,Stock, and 2 Smoking Barrels?)

    By Blogger Swair., at 28.5.06  

  • u should add the godfather, fight club and donnie brasco to ur list :)

    By Blogger Tinkerbell, at 28.5.06  

  • 29 checked.
    Here's my top ten of that list:
    Reservoir Dog
    The usual Suspects
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Rounders
    LA Confedential
    Lock, Stock..
    Arlington Road
    Hotel Rawanda
    Platoon
    Se7en

    Cham bugalee?

    By Blogger Shurouq, at 28.5.06  

  • oh and american history x

    By Blogger Tinkerbell, at 28.5.06  

  • laialy
    insomnia + one hour photo + death to smoochy (kinda)
    ^ look into these if u like the other-side of robin williams ;]

    swair
    yeah 21 grams is sorta like that but waaay 'darker' i guess is the word
    directed by Alejandro Inarritu = amores perros (courtesy of zeecu btw).. so u KNOW its gonna be good

    tinkerbell
    i have fight club and donnie brasco in the previous post ;] didnt want to repeat
    the godfather is sorta redundant becoz THERE IS NO QUESTION abt it (as well as taking up 3 slots)

    shurog
    mad respect for the list.
    bajeelich tegoleen what the 5 u havent watched yet are 3ashan nshoflech sirfa wemnain t7asleenhom

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 28.5.06  

  • Being John Malkovich?
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?
    Adaptation?
    DONNIE DARKO?!

    Where are they? Where, where, wehre?

    The ones I like best are:
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Seven
    Memento
    Platoon
    Mystic River
    Snatch

    They're not in order .. but these are what I like best.

    Oh, and where's Forrest Gump?
    Where, where, where?
    *smashes head on screen*

    By Blogger ScarlO, at 28.5.06  

  • **thinks scarlie needs help** WATCH FINDING NEEEEMOOO..Watch it its sooooo cute!!! And four brothers..Did you see four brothers??

    By Blogger LiLaCs, at 28.5.06  

  • I've seen 30 out of these 34, I think. Shawshank Redemption being my favorite. It captured the story masterpiece perfectly. I totally hated Count of Monte Cristo (movie), though, so that might put a stop to our marriage plans :(

    By Anonymous Sapphire, at 28.5.06  

  • scarlo
    being john malkovich was a good movie
    forrest gump is definitely a great film.. just not the type that id watch over and over

    lilacs
    happy endings make me want to shoot myslef.. or something
    and yep i saw Four Brothers .. i thought it was pretty decent

    sapphire
    the count of monte cristo succeeded in being 'epic' in that it covered a lot of time and land .. i dont think a lot of movies give u that sense.
    then again im ignorant, i didnt read the book so i dont have anything to measure it against
    - 30 out of 34 is enough provided that the 4 u havent watched r old, and that u actually liked the rest of the 29 movies after the count of monte cristo
    enty lo'-6a 3ala golat`hom id be an idiot to pass on the chance of trying out my luck ;]

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 28.5.06  

  • ygoloon inna amazon is good u can i think rent three dvds one time and return them then u recieve another 3 .... its easy once u finish from the dvd just put it in the envelope and then to the mail box no need to buy any stamps .... about the dissertation i will be doing one next year its an option cant even think how i will write 10000 words (2500 oo 6al3a roo7y) Allah yaster .... bas there will be less examinations next year ... oo mwafag inshalla :)

    By Blogger متفرغ, at 28.5.06  

  • metfarigh,
    yup, thats the way screenselect works too
    but hey, i reckon amazon would have the biggest inventory (just an uneducated guess) so maybe its the better idea
    since ur staying for another yr, definitely consider it if u really love movies and can make the time - the best thing is the older movies u cant get a hold of anywhere else + documentaries ;]

    as for the dissertation, dont sweat it 7abeeb el sha3b .. i had the EXACT same idea 8 months ago "oh boy what am i gonna write" and all that .. its ~15k words but i thought of it like this:
    write chapters as if theyre mini essays (3k words each), do it efficiently in terms of time as to leave space for editing and more editing to make it flow and connect

    ull definitely propose a topic to a potential supervisor, so it will collect ur thoughts and ull geat a better idea.. these seperate but related thoughts = chapters

    plz dont be insulted by the fact that a knit-wit like myself is giving u academic advice :|

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 28.5.06  

  • im impressed with myself.. only hustle and flow is the missing movie.

    but we cant be alike... we cant, yeah im impressed by u too.. but we cant be alike!! (we cant)!

    By Blogger Bloo, at 29.5.06  

  • Thank God for Netflix! *adds remaining movies to her queue*

    What ruined the movie experience for me that the Count of Monte Cristo is up in my top five books of all time, otherwise I'd have enjoyed the movie greatly. When I recommend to people that they read the unabridged 1200pages novel, they feel like hitting me >.> Tackle it if you apprecate plot art at its finest (Dumas is too wordy for his own good, though).

    *blocks her ears at the mention of dissertation*

    By Anonymous Sapphire, at 29.5.06  

  • vintage
    u shouldnt miss hustle and flow.. id say its even better than Capote,
    unreal performances too

    sapphire
    yea i guess that makes sense.. like u had higher expectations from the movie but it didnt seem to deliver compared to the book
    dissertation,dissertation,dissertation,dissertation,

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 29.5.06  

  • I've only watched about half of them, which is a crying shame. I def def definitely need to watch the rest. Although I'm not sure about Minority Report if only because Crazy-Eyes Cruise makes my thetans antsy. You have some of my all time favorites on that list, even if you're lacking a little Dustin Hoffman. If you like 'wiseguy' movies then you've probably watched Taxi Driver 'you talkin to me?' and The Untouchables 'you're muckin with a G', but if not, give them a whirl. And if you like Memento then you'd probably like Donnie Darko, which is effin creepy in the best way. Bringing Out the Dead is pretty psychedelic as well (read a visual acid trip), but it isn't something I'd watch over and over.

    By Blogger SnoCone, at 29.5.06  

  • I have seen parts of insomnia and one hour photo ... but they just didn't have the something that *um whats that word* yajthebnii to watch them :/

    By Blogger LaiaLy_q8, at 29.5.06  

  • Ok, here's the thing ::

    Because of your last post (sailema), I had made a system (a bunch of scripts) that will check a website for any new anime (animation) episodes; When one I want is found, it sends me an SMS.
    I reply back to my PC instructing it to download it.

    This is how far I go to stay update to my fav. anime XD

    Because I'm in mid finals, I don't have much time, but soon I'll customize it to accomodate any website, not just anime; That way, I'll keep posted with my tech-news, too!

    So, the butter, thank you for motivating me.

    By Blogger MBH, at 29.5.06  

  • snocone,
    yeelow and welcome ;]
    - yup, saw taxi driver.. didnt think the plot was great or anything, but the transition of de niro (and seeing keitel) was great .. truth be told, i "grew up" on a totally diff tone of movies, so prolly thats that.
    - ive started watching donnie darko yesterday - althu i promised id watch it in one sitting.. seems cool
    the smurf/ette scene was hilarious.
    - bringing out the dead didnt do it for me.. i remember ppl relating it to taxi driver, but i definitely wasnt impressed

    laialy,
    i thought one hr photo was creepy..
    death to smoochy, definitely liked

    mbh,
    neat stuff ;]
    as far as anime goes, i tried watching Initial-D .. but it just didnt happen, ended up deleting 4gigs worth or something after 10 mins heh

    anime movies may be a diff story, insofar as they dont have robots, and dont have chicks with blue hair ;]

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 30.5.06  

  • Akira
    Fist of The North Star
    Sin: The wold Brigade
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Full Metal Alchemist
    One Piece

    DL & watch ;)

    By Blogger MBH, at 30.5.06  

  • * Wolf Brigade

    By Blogger MBH, at 30.5.06  

  • mbh:

    Good choices! I wrote my fall term paper on Tokyo Godfathers :D

    By Anonymous Sapphire, at 30.5.06  

  • sapphire,
    Best drama ever. Indeed.

    By Blogger MBH, at 30.5.06  

  • WOW!! Great collection

    By Blogger NuNu™, at 30.5.06  

  • mbh+sapphire
    dloading tokyo godfathers

    mbh
    i remember fist of the nroth star, as well as akira .. not the kind of thing im looking for actually

    nunu
    add Closer ;]

    By Blogger Temetwir, at 30.5.06  

  • Great list except for the Denzel movies [I can't stand him]
    u can see for urself why on my post
    http://mamafusla.blogspot.com/2006/04/stars-i-luv-to-hate-3x3.html

    anyways u missed,
    Requium for a Dream
    Fear & Loathing in L.V.
    Clock work orange
    Eternal Sunshine

    By Blogger Mama Fusla, at 20.6.06  

  • I have seen all those movies, literally. Honestly, I disagree with a couple of them but overall, you got class.

    Scorcese + Deniro's best movies ! Goodfellas and Casino (although Taxi Driver would make a great addition) you got also Sleepers which is great but if Deniro's role was a little bit longer I might've liked it better ;p. Heath and Scarface .. Two thumbs way Up !

    Aside from living legends, I really really enjoyed, Memento .. I just can't say enough about this movie. Also, the shawshank redemption, that one really shook me.

    Guy Ritchies movies are awesome, I tend to disagree with the majority of people when I say lock stock is a tad bit better than Snatch. but great movies ! I sawy layer cake earlier this year and it really reminded me of Guy ritchies style !

    oh yeah, Casino is good but you cannot compare it to the Godfather, it's not about which movie is better, it's about the balance comparing .. there is No balance in comparing those too ;p

    Okay, that's what I wanted to say. Inspite of disagreeing with you in some of your choices, I really liked your taste in mvoies .. but I've seen better ;p.

    By Blogger DonZz, at 21.6.06  

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