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    TSR Film Recommendations Thread
    Feel free to ask for a film to watch or to recommend a film for the list


    This thread has two purposes; to provide a general guide on what are favourable films and to act as an active discussion thread for anybody looking for further film recommendations. If you feel strongly about a film that was omitted or is not on the list, then please post it below. If a few other people agree with you, it will be added.

    Alternatively, if you have examined the list and want to ask for some further film recommendations, go ahead and post - some users may be able to help you out.


    If you are going to recommend a film for the list, please:

    a) Check if it is on the list (CTRL-F)
    b) Use the formatting: Title (Year, Director) - Genre

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    January 2011: Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
    February 2011: True Grit (2011, Coen Brothers)

    Action

    • V for Vendetta (2006, James McTeigue)
    • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
    • Battle Royale (2000, Kinji Fukasaku)
    • Casino Royale (2006, Martin Campbell)
    • Terminator 2 (1991, James Cameron)
    • Die Hard (1988, John McTiernan)
    • Hero (2002, Yimou Zhang)
    • Sherlock Holmes (2009, Guy Ritchie)
    • Underworld (2003, Len Wiseman)
    • Kill Bill (2003, Quentin Tarantino)
    • The Hurt Locker (2008, Kathryn Bigelow)
    • Independence Day (1996, Roland Emmerich)
    • Ronin (1998, John Frankenheimer)
    • The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
    • The African Queen (John Huston, 1951)


    Animated

    • Up (2009, Pete Docter, Bob Peterson)
    • Spirited Away (2001, Hayao Miyazaki)
    • Finding Nemo (2003, Andrew Stanton, lee Unkich)
    • Toy Story (1995, John Lasseter)
    • Howl's Moving Castle (2004, Hayao Miyazaki)
    • Beauty and the Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
    • Wall-E (2008, Andrew Stanton)
    • The Lion King (1994, Roger Allers)
    • The Land Before Time (1988, Don Bluth)
    • The Great Mouse Detective (1986, Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker)
    • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006, Mamoru Hosoda; pseudo-sequel to novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui 1967)
    • Princess Mononoke (1997, Hayao Miyazaki)
    • The Simpsons Movie (2007, David Silverman)
    • Despicable Me (2010)
    • How To Train Your Dragon (2010)
    • Toy Story 2 (1999, John Laseter)
    • Toy Story 3 (2010, Lee Unkrich)
    • The Incredibles (2004, Brad Bird)
    • Ratatouille (2007, Brad Bird)
    • Batman: Under the Red Hood
    • Batman: Gotham Knight
    • Ghost in the Shell (1995, Mamoru Oshii)
    • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, Robert Zemeckis)


    Black Comedy

    • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005, Shane Black
    • In Bruges (2008, Martin McDonagh)
    • Withnail and I (1987, Bruce Robinson)
    • Fight Club (1999, David Fincher)
    • Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
    • A Serious Man (2009, Joel and Ethan Coen)
    • Shallow Grave (1994)
    • Fargo (Coen & Coen, 1996)


    Comedy/Satire

    • The Hangover (2009, Todd Phillips)
    • Hot Fuzz 2007, Edgar Wright)
    • Scott Pilgrim v The World (2010, Edgar Wright)
    • Dogma (1999, Kevin Smith)
    • Austin Powers (1997, Jay Roach)
    • The Goonies (1985, Richard Donner)
    • Shaun of the Dead (2004, Edgar Wright)
    • Raising Arizona (1987, Joel Coen)
    • Anchorman (2004, Adam McKay)
    • Airplane (1980, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)
    • The Big Lebowski (1998, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
    • Annie Hall (1997, Woody Allen)
    • Home Alone (1990 - 2002, Chris Columbus)
    • EuroTrip (2004, Jeff Schaffer)
    • The Ladykillers (1955, Alexander Mackendrick)
    • Buffalo '66 (1998, Vincent Gallo)
    • Zombieland (2009 Ruben Fleischer)
    • Groundhog Day (1993, Harold Ramis)


    Comedy-drama

    • Big Fish (2003, Tim Burton)
    • Mermaids (1990, Richard Benjamin)
    • The History Boys (2006, Nicholas Hytner)
    • About A Boy (2002, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz)
    • Forrest Gump (1994, Robert Zemeckis)
    • The Truman Show (1998, Peter Weir)
    • Up in the Air (2009, Jason Reitman)
    • Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick)
    • The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, Wes Anderson)
    • Little Miss Sunshine (2006, Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris)
    • Adventureland (2009, Greg Mottola)
    • Greenberg (Noah Baumbach, 2010)
    • The Brothers Bloom (Rian Johnson, 2009)
    • Lost in Translation (2003)
    • The Terminal (2004, Spielberg)


    Crime

    • Pulp Fiction (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
    • Ocean's Eleven
    • Fight Club (1999, David Fincher)
    • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
    • Se7en
    • Brick (2005, Rian Johnson)
    • No Country for Old Men
    • Once Upon a Time in America
    • The Departed
    • Catch Me If You Can
    • Sin City
    • Reservoir Dogs (1992, Quentin Tarantino)
    • Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
    • The Usual Suspects
    • Shallow Grave
    • Jackie Brown
    • Casino
    • Godfather: Part II (1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
    • The Godfather (1972, Francis Ford Coppola)
    • City of God (2002, Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund)
    • The Bone Collector (1999, Phillip Noyce)
    • Carlito's Way
    • Juice
    • The Road to Perdition
    • Sin Nombre
    • Miller's Crossing
    • Training Day
    • Rope (1948, Hitchcock)
    • Rear Window (1954, Hitchcock)
    • Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg, 2007)
    • L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
    • The Town
    • Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel)
    • Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000)
    • Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn, 2004)
    • Man on Fire


    Drama

    • 12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)
    • Gran Torino (2008, Clint Eastwood)
    • The Basketball Diaries (1995, Scott Kalvert)
    • Men of Honor (2000, George Illman Jr)
    • Cruel Intentions (1999, Roger Kumble)
    • Castaway
    • It's A Wonderful Life (1946, Frank Capra)
    • Taxi Driver (1976, Martin Scorsese)
    • The Social Network (2010, David Fincher)
    • A Beautiful Mind (2001, Ron Howard)
    • Children of Men (2006, Alfonso Cuarón)
    • Green Mile (1999, Frank Darabont)
    • Good Will Hunting (1997, Gus Van Sant)
    • Trainspotting (1996, Danny Boyle)
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975, Milos Forman)
    • American history X (1998, Tony Kaye)
    • American beauty (1999, Sam Mendes)
    • Requiem for a Dream (2000, Darren Aronofsky)
    • Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
    • Any Given Sunday (1999, Oliver Stone)
    • Friday Night Lights (2004, Peter Burg, Josh Pate)
    • Let the Right One In (2008, Tomas Alfredson)
    • Identity (2003, James Mangold)
    • Into the Wild (2007, Sean Penn)
    • Philadelphia (1993, Jonathan Demme)
    • The Italian Job (1969, Peter Collinson)
    • Atonement
    • Stand By Me (1986, Rob Reiner)
    • Lilya 4-ever (2002, Lukas Moodysson)
    • Kids (1995, Larry Clark)
    • Mysterious Skin (2004, Greg Araki)
    • 21 Grams (2003, Alejandro Inarritu)
    • North By Northwest (1959, Hitchcock)
    • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
    • The Fountain (2006, Darren Aronofsky)
    • Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
    • Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969)
    • Sometimes in April (2005, Raoul Peck)
    • Crash (2004 )
    • The Guardian
    • Harry Brown (2009, Daniel Barber)
    • The Bucket List (Robert Reiner, 2008)


    Fantasy

    • Lord of the Rings (2001-2003, Peter Jackson)
    • Edward Scissorhands (1990, Tim Burton)
    • Pirates of the Caribbean (2003, 2006, 2007, Gore Verbinksi)
    • Big Fish (2003, Tim Burton)
    • Night Watch
    • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, Guillermo del Toro)
    • Harry Potter series (2001-present, various)
    • King Kong (2005, Peter Jackson)


    Foreign

    • Volver (2006, Pedro Almodóvar)
    • Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)
    • Léon (1994, Luc Besson)
    • Los Cronocrímenes (2007, Nacho Vigalondo)
    • Kung Fu Hustle (2004, Stephen Chow)
    • The Lives of Others (2006, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
    • Three Colours Red (1994, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
    • Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972, Werner Herzog)
    • Akira (1988, Katsuhiro Otomo)
    • Delicatessen (1991, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro)
    • Dr. Strangelove (1964, Stanley Kubrick)
    • Ran (1985, Akira Kurosawa)
    • Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
    • Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
    • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009, Niels Arden Oplev)
    • Christiane F aka. Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo (1981, Uli Edel)
    • Der Siebente Kontinent aka. The Seventh Continent (1989, Michael Haneke)
    • Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
    • Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
    • In the Mood For Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
    • Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)
    • A Bout de Souffle (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
    • Le Scaphandre et le papillon (Julien Schnabel, 2007)
    • Les Choristes (Barratier, 2004)
    • Bien Venu Les Ch'tis (Boon, 2008)
    • Au'Revoir Les Enfants (Malle, 1987)
    • L'Auberge Espagnol (Klapisch, 2002)


    Historical


    • Downfall (2004)
    • Schindler's List (1993, Steven Spielberg)
    • The Pianist (2002, Roman Polanski)
    • Gladiator 2000, Ridley Scott)
    • Robin Hood (2010, Ridley Scott)
    • Hotel Rwanda - Terry George, 2004


    Horror

    • Cloverfield (2008, Matt Reeves)
    • Alien (1979, Ridley Scott)
    • Event Horizon (1997, Paul W.S. Anderson)
    • The Blair Witch Project (1999, Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez)
    • The Lost Boys (1987, Joel Schumacher)
    • 30 Days of Night (2007, David Slade)
    • The Shining (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
    • 28 Days Later (2002, Danny Boyle)
    • The Exorcist (1973, William Friedkin)
    • Halloween (1978, John Carpenter)
    • [Rec] (2007, Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza)
    • Paranormal Activity (2007, Oren Peli)
    • Ju-on (2002, Takashi Shimizu)
    • Night of the Living Dead (1968, George Romero)
    • The Mist (2007, Frank Darabont)
    • The Birds (1963, Hitchcock)
    • Freaks (1932, Tod Browning)
    • Scream (1996)
    • Saw (2004)
    • Saw 2
    • Scream 2


    Musicals

    • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, Jim Sharman)
    • Little Shop Of Horrors (1986, Frank Oz)
    • Cabaret (1972, Bob Fosse)
    • RENT (2005, Chris Columbus)
    • Oliver! (1968, Carol Reed)
    • Sweet Charity (1969, Bob Fosse)
    • My Fair Lady (1964, George Cukor)
    • Grease (1978, Randal Kleiser)
    • The Wizard Of Oz (1939, Victor Fleming)
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, Henry Selick)
    • The Sound Of Music (1965, Robert Wise)
    • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999, Trey Parker)
    • West Side Story (1961, Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise)
    • Bugsy Malone (1976, Alan Parker)
    • Beauty & The Beast (1991, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise)
    • The Blues Brothers (1980, John Landis)
    • Hairspray (2007, Adam Shankman)
    • Mary Poppins (1964, Robert Stevenson)
    • Dreamgirls (2006, Bill Condon)
    • Chicago (2002, Rob Marshall)
    • Across the Universe (2007, Julie Taymor)


    Mystery

    • The Prestige
    • The Sixth Sense (1999, M. Night Shyamalan)
    • Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
    • The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)


    Prison dramas

    • The Shawshank Redemption (1994, Frank Darabont)
    • A Prophet
    • Scum
    • Bird Man of Alcatraz
    • Borstal Boy
    • Doing Time
    • The Hurricane (1999)



    Psychological thriller

    • Donnie Darko
    • Oldboy (2003, Chan-wook Park)
    • Memento
    • Mulholland Drive
    • Inland Empire
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark
    • The Butterfly Effect
    • Funny Games (1997, Michael Haneke)
    • Psycho (1960, Hitchcock)
    • Vertigo (1958, Hitchcock)
    • Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997)
    • Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
    • Black Swan (2010, Darren Aronofsky)


    Romance

    • The Notebook
    • Chocolat
    • Edward Scissorhands
    • Romeo and Juliet
    • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    • Titanic (1997, James Cameron)
    • Moulin Rouge (2001, Baz Luhrmann)
    • The English Patient
    • Before Sunset (2004, Richard Linklater)
    • Sliding Doors (1998)


    Romantic-comedy

    • Amelie (2001, Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
    • 10 Things I Hate About You
    • (500) Days of Summer
    • Love Actually (2003, Richard Curtis)
    • Definitely, Maybe (2008, Adam Brooks)
    • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Blake Edwards)
    • When Harry Met Sally (1989 Rob Reiner)
    • Bridget Jones
    • Four Weddings and a Funeral
    • The Wedding Planner
    • The Holiday
    • Shallow Hal
    • Two Weeks' Notice
    • How To Lose A Guy in 10 days
    • Notting Hill
    • Sweet Home Alabama
    • Pretty Woman
    • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    • There's Something About Mary


    Science Fiction

    • Inception (2010, Christopher Nolan)
    • Primer
    • Event Horizon
    • Avatar
    • Gattaca
    • Los Cronocrímenes
    • Chronicles Of Riddick
    • Terminator 2
    • Moon
    • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    • District 9
    • Blade Runner
    • Fifth Element
    • Back to the Future
    • Star Trek (2009, J.J. Abrams)
    • The Matrix (1999, Andy & Lana Wachowski)
    • Star Wars (4-6) (1977-1983, various)
    • E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
    • Starship Troopers
    • I Am Legend (2007, Francis Lawrence)
    • Tron (1982, Steven Lisberger)
    • Aliens (1986, James Cameron)
    • Dark City (1998)
    • Tron: Legacy (2010)


    Superhero

    • The Dark Knight (2008, Christopher Nolan)
    • Spiderman 2
    • Batman Begins
    • Iron Man (2008, Jon Favreau)


    Thriller

    • The Bourne Identity
    • The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
    • The Strangers (2008, Bryan Bertino)
    • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984, Wes Craven)
    • Strangers on a Train (1951, Hitchcock)
    • The 39 Steps (1935, Hitchcock)
    • The Informant! (2009, Steven Soderbergh)
    • The Conversation (Coppola, 1974)


    Teen

    • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986, John Hughes)
    • The Breakfast Club (1985, John Hughes)
    • Mean Girls (2004, Mark Waters)
    • The Lost Boys (1987, Joel Schumacher)
    • Superbad (2007, Greg Mottola)


    War

    • Black Hawk Down (2001, Ridley Scott)
    • Full Metal Jacket (1987, Stanley Kubrick)
    • Inglorious Basterds (2009, Quentin Tarantino)
    • Saving Private Ryan (1998, Steven Spielberg)
    • The Deer Hunter (1978, Michael Cimino)
    • Platoon (1986, Oliver Stone)
    • Glory (1989, Edward Zwick)
    • Apocalypse Now (1979, Francis Ford Coppola)
    • Troy (2004, Wolfgang Peterson)
    • Letters from Iwo Jima


    Western

    • 3:10 to Yuma (2007, James Mangold)
    • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
    • The Magnificent Seven (1960, John Sturges)
    • A Fistful of Dollars (1964, Sergio Leone)
    • For A Few Dollars More (1965, Sergio Leone)
    • Once Upon A Time In The West (1968, Sergio Leone)
    • A Fistful of Dynamite (1971, Sergio Leone)
    • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
    • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, George Roy Hill)
    • True Grit (Coen Brothers, 2011)
    • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973, Sam Peckinpah)
    • High Plains Drifter (1973, Clint Eastwood)
    • The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976, Clint Eastwood)



    Documentaries (courtesy of Phalanges)

    • Roger & Me (1989, Michael Moore)
    • Bloody Sunday (2002, Paul Greengrass)
    • An Inconvenient Truth (2006, Davis Guggenheim)
    • The Cove (2009, Louie Psihoyos)
    • Man On Wire (2008, James Marsh)
    • Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
    • Hoop Dreams (1994, Steve James)
    • Fahrenheit 911 (2004, Michael Moore)
    • One Day in September (1999, Kevin Macdonald)
    • Super Size Me (2004, Morgan Spurlock)
    • The Yes Men, The Yes Men Fix The World (2003, 2009, Various)
    • The War Game (1965, Peter Watkins)
    • Enron: Smartest Guys in the Room (2005, Alex Gibney and Jason Kliot)
    • Touching the Void (2003, Kevin Macdonald)
    • Grizzly Man (2005, Werner Herzog)
    • Earthlings
    • Waltz With Bashir (2009, Ari Folman)
    • King of Kong (2007, Seth Gordon)
    • Why We Fight (2005, Eugene Jarecki)
    • Taxi To The Dark Side (2007, Alex Gibney)
    • Catfish








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    Hey everyone,

    im just watching Scream and i was wondering what everyones favourite scary movie is?:p:
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    umm The ring and candyman

    scares me eveytime
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    Alien

    I hate horror movies, scare the life out of me! I love sci-fi horror though :wtf?:. I suppose it's because I can evisage Norman Bates coming into the shower to kill me, but I can't quite see a Predator sneaking up on me, wrist-blades out... :p:

    -Saruman
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    Ring, japanese!!!!

    Audition
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    Mean Girls.....

    No.. Probably: The Ring (japanese) & Saw - That messed me up for a few days :ninja:
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    Oh my god i was watching the same thing lsat night, it is like so obviously scream! I just love the ironic parts, those were genius and irony takes tlent to create successfully. Especially at the 'look behind you, he's behind you!' part!
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    Severence

    Danny Dyer. Oh Baby.
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    Hellraiser - I have seen all 8 of them but realistically only the first 3 are really good the others are average or below.
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    the ring and saw 1 and 2
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    Dark Water (Jap)

    This film is all about atmosphere so watch it on your own in the dark at night.
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    Ringu, Don't Look Now (a masterpiece), and The Wicker Man (1973)
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    'The Descent' - I will never watch that film again.
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    :ditto:

    Loved that movie; although I have watched it again - several times! It's great for scaring the **** out of people and watching their reactions!

    Can't wait for Neill Marshalls next film; if the step up in quality from Dog Soldiers to The Descent is anything to go by, it's going to be fantabuladosies!!!
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    the skeleton key...
    i feel terrified each time i thought as i am the victims
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    the scariest movies i've watched are (not in order) .... maybe the ring 1 (japanese version), the halloween series. (they're all scary!!).. exorcism of emily jones..was kinda scary...
    the grudge (japanese one) was scary aswell!! man i love scary movies!!!!!!!!!
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    wrong turn, bride of chucky
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    (Original post by Brown Eyes Angel)
    wrong turn, bride of chucky
    Aye, freaky that film... :ninja:
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    Im a big fan of zombie movies so my fave scary movies are probably 28 weeks later, 28 days later and Dawn of the Dead. I mean zombies that can move like an olympic runner:eek: HOW CREEPY WOULD THAT BE??? Although I wouldn't say no to Freddy vs Jason, the Chucky movies and Saw movies. Oh and the Grudge (Jap version)! That messed me up!
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    Alien
    REC
 
 
 
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