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Recommend a good movie or series to a fellow collector here

How often do you watch movies?

  • At least three per week, I am a movie freak!

    Votes: 4 30.8%
  • Once a week

    Votes: 7 53.8%
  • Once a month

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Screw movies, I sort stickers in my spare time

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    13

Pavle

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#1
This topic is for those of us who enjoy spending countless hours in front of the screen watching only good movies and series (no mindless realities here, sorry :p ).

Have you watched a good movie recently? Post it here and recommend it to your fellow collectors.

It would be a good idea if you can write few words about the whatever you watched and even better add a link from IMDb, so that others can find it more easily.

Lets share some good stuff here and have a nice list of movies to watch over the weekend :)
 

Pavle

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#2
I recently watched these :
Movies
Exam (2009) - Highly intense movie about job candidates required to solve a test with only one question. But the thing is they need to figure out the question themselves.
Unbroken (2014) - True story about athlete Louis Zamperini, amazing WWII story.
Toy Story 1 (1995) and Toy Story 2 (1999) - Toy story animated are the only animated movies that I can watch countless times. If you do not whats it about, damn you weren't born in 90s, early 2000s :) Everyone knows it.
Citizenfour (2014) - If you care about your privacy, violated by governments and politicians you should watch this movie about Edward Snowden.
Whiplash 2014- Great movie about young drummer, story about failure and success in most painful way.
Women in gold (2015) - true story movie about Maria Altmann, Jewish refugee who fights her own battle against Austrian government who took her fortune and memories.

Series I watched recently :
Forbrydelsen 1,2,3 - Danish crime series, much much better then any US series. There is an US version called "The Killing" but if you can find Danish ones, it would be 1000 times better.
Broen/Bron/Bridge - 1 and 2. - One more Danish/Swedish slow-paced, psychological crime series. There is a US version called "The Bridge", watch Danish one instead, again 1000 times better.
 

dantzig

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#3
Not a movie fan actually... But when I watch good one, I pay so much attention that I don't like getting interrupted... But series I do watch some from time to time.

Anyway, movies I recommend (what I remember):
  • Snatch - Probably my favourite movie;
  • Fight Club - That ending... Just wow.
  • Enemy at the Gates - German vs SSSR sniper battles during WWII (Stalinegrad)
  • Full Metal Jacket - Old, but I've watched many times;
Then some enjoyable stuff like Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta... I know there's a lot more, I just can't remember now :\

Series:
  • Castle - Very normal procedural crime series, but the banter between the two main stars is the best (mostly in the first seasons)
  • Homeland - US marine converted in secret to Islam, while being a war hero to americans... It has much more than this.
  • Modern Family - Comedy at it's best... One of the few american comedies I like.
  • Arrow - Robin Hood in the present... What I really like is back story of the main protagonist.
  • Battlestar Galactica - From an apocalyptic beginning to human race, ending in some sort of philosophic meaning of life... Still liked it.
 

raj3sh

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#4
Just saw one nice movie Wild tales ( Relatos salvajes ) , it was pretty good .

I mostly like SciFi

My favorite movies in no order : -

2001 A space odyssey
Primer
Contact
Following
12 angry men
the usual suspects
Lock Stock & the Smoking Barrels , Snatch and all those cool English movies
Secret of Their Eyes
Star trek & Star Wars series

Series : -

Breaking Bad & GOT ( every body likes this 2 )
Fringe
House of Cards
True detective ( Highly recommended )
 

LFC1892

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#5
Been re-visitng the old Star Wars on blu ray the last couple of weeks. Both my kids were asking to watch them so we did.

Series wise, I reccomend CASTLE. It is a drame/detective show but had plenty of humour and the leading lady Beckett is stunningly beautiful. Worth watching the show just to see her. :D

Grimm is another favourite of mine. Good new concept that's been doing well for 4 seasons now. If you like Horror/action then check it out.
 
#6
I'm going to place a special mention in here for the best TV show I have seen in awhile:

Mr. Robot. It's basically a show about a crazy hacker trying to change the world. But it's got movie level cinematography, a great story, great music/visuals, etc.
 

raj3sh

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#7
I'm going to place a special mention in here for the best TV show I have seen in awhile:

Mr. Robot. It's basically a show about a crazy hacker trying to change the world. But it's got movie level cinematography, a great story, great music/visuals, etc.
If you like hacking / infosec movies , go with Wargames and sneakers
 

Pavle

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#8
I remember seeing a movie called "Open Windows". It was a pretty weird movie, but has "hacking" as its main subject.
Yesterday I watched ToyStory 3, what an amazing animated movie, after all these years, I do not mind watching it over and over again.
 

dantzig

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#9
Been re-visitng the old Star Wars on blu ray the last couple of weeks. Both my kids were asking to watch them so we did.

Series wise, I reccomend CASTLE. It is a drame/detective show but had plenty of humour and the leading lady Beckett is stunningly beautiful. Worth watching the show just to see her. :D

Grimm is another favourite of mine. Good new concept that's been doing well for 4 seasons now. If you like Horror/action then check it out.
To me, Stana Katic is the most beautiful actress in both series and movies... That helps A LOT enjoying Castle... When I started watching in season 1, the moment I saw her, I thought: "Even with that tough and tomboy looking, she's incredibly pretty"... And whatever the hairstyle, she rocks, though my favourite was the 3rd season beginning (straight black/brown hair)... Well, the nose job about 10 years ago also helped :p
Nathan Fillion (Castle) is a great guy, always in comic expos and such, besides those Firefly gatherings (tv sci-fi series with just one season, but with a huge fanbase).

Saw one season from Grimm, not the most spectacular series, but it's ok... What I didn't like so much was Haven, saw about 6/7 episodes and gave it up.

I remember seeing a movie called "Open Windows". It was a pretty weird movie, but has "hacking" as its main subject.
About hacking and such, I remember an old and passable movie with Sandra Bullock: The Net
 

Makhno

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#10
The best serie ever for me is : The Wire. I have started to watch "Show me a Hero", the mini serie from the same David Simon and it has for now the same very high level.
Regarding movies, I love too much of them to recommand one in particular (To live in Paris gives the privilege to have access to hundreds and hundreds of old movies each week in movie theatres and I use it A LOT). You can pick with eyes shut in the whole Otto Preminger filmography, Orson Welles, John Cassavetes , Raoul Walsh and so on. I also love Fantastic 50's to 70's B-movies and especially all the ones from The Hammer Films catalogue (Gothico-erotico-vampirico movies...).
Well, I could talk about cinema during hours and recommand about 500 movies from the beginning (DW Griffith, Murnau, Friz Lang, Chaplin, Dryer, ...) to these days.
 
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#13
Will recommend the series Hercule Poirot which is based in the Agatha Christie's character from the same name. It has 13 seasons but it's really good :)
 
#14
My favourite running TV-series are:
1.Narcos
2.Better call Saul
3.Shameless
4.House of Cards
5.Homeland
6.Game of Thrones
7.The Affair
8.Mr Robot

From the past I recommend Breaking Bad, True Detective and Bored to Death (very funny)
 

LeicesterRob

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#15
I’m currently watching Westworld (series 2) and The Terror (only on BT). So far so good!

The Terror is a real story about two Royal Navy ships that disappeared in the Arctic in 1845. Only recently have some of the explanations been found and it's a bit of a horror! Ridley Scott is one of the producers and it's worth watching.

I watch lots of films (as long as they're not super hero ones or Marvel) and the next I want to watch is 'Three Billboard Outside Ebbing Missouri'.

The last film I watched at the cinema was 'Ready Player One'. Its a film about peoples lives being so dull that in the future their only relief is entering a virtual world and living a life through an avatar. This of course wouldn't be a problem if they collected football stickers! It's not my favourite film but worth a look.
 

AndyR

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#16
Cobra Kai is decent for everyone who remembers The Karate Kid and wanted Larusso's leg sweeped as a kid like me!!!

Pablo Escobar - El Patron Del Mal is a fantastic series on Netflix as well as @Only Good Stickers 's no.1 & 2 TV series!!

My brother absolutely loves "The Wire" as recommended by @Makhno

Going back a few years - Dream Team was my all-time favourite TV show which im guessing @LeicesterRob will know used footage from Leicester City games and made there shirt purple for Harchester United on the screen!!

I wonder if anybody remembers this TV series from the early 90s on football which had Lineker guest starring etc, i missed the last episode as ironically as was in Barcelona lol... I have searched and searched the internet without success to get the series and even contacted the producers without success!!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Game-Complete-Lloyd-Owen/dp/B00B24GZYI?tag=askcomdelta-20
 

LeicesterRob

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#17
Hi @AndyR I never knew that our matches were used! I learn something new everyday. I didn't have enough money in the late 1990s/early 2000s for SKY so it was just the 5 channels for me in those days! Tbh I was lucky to have a TV then!

You reminded me of a great spoof documentary called 'Bostock's Cup' (1999) TV movie about a fictional non-league football team on the way to winning the FA Cup in 1974! Well worth re-watching a few clips on YouTube! I especially liked the extremely sloped pitch where the players attacking uphill keep falling into their own net!

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Screengrab taken from YouTube.
 

Kacper13

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#18
I realy enjoyed few years ago, the documentary film about guy called Kurt Landauer. He was a German, who rebuilded club again, after war. Nobody didn't hear about him, when someone from his family, told to TV about his working for the club in the past. He had go to USA, but he stayed in Germany, and he has started making a club the greatest in Germany. Now, Landauer is a deserved person, for Bayern. They made a Landauer Platz, not far away the stadium. The film is called "Landauer - Der Präsident"

Worth to see:

 

AndyR

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#19
Hi @AndyR I never knew that our matches were used! I learn something new everyday. I didn't have enough money in the late 1990s/early 2000s for SKY so it was just the 5 channels for me in those days! Tbh I was lucky to have a TV then!

You reminded me of a great spoof documentary called 'Bostock's Cup' (1999) TV movie about a fictional non-league football team on the way to winning the FA Cup in 1974! Well worth re-watching a few clips on YouTube! I especially liked the extremely sloped pitch where the players attacking uphill keep falling into their own net!

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Screengrab taken from YouTube.
I won my Sky TV dish with the "Today" Newspaper - do you remember that?? they were giving away a 1000 if i remember correctly??

I'll certainly check that out, looks quality!!!
 

AndyR

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I realy enjoyed few years ago, the documentary film about guy called Kurt Landauer. He was a German, who rebuilded club again, after war. Nobody didn't hear about him, when someone from his family, told to TV about his working for the club in the past. He had go to USA, but he stayed in Germany, and he has started making a club the greatest in Germany. Now, Landauer is a deserved person, for Bayern. They made a Landauer Platz, not far away the stadium. The film is called "Landauer - Der Präsident"

Worth to see:

that looks quality, if only had english subtitles!!
 
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