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Looking for recent popular films

  • 10-07-2019 11:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭ Logo


    I haven't been to the flicks for a good few years and so looking for any decent film recommendations from the last 10 years or so. Any decent psychological on the edge of seat or good comedies would be great.
    Some of the films I've enjoyed are:

    The Hand that Rocks the Cradle; Cape Fear; Stand by Me; Alien; Withnail & I; Panic Room; Julie and Julia; Fargo; As Good as It Gets; Snakes on a Plane; Apollo 11; Misery; The Departed; Dog day Afternoon; Groundhog Day; Phone Booth; The History Boys; Fight Club.

    I'm sure the above have made some impression on other posters as well and I would really appreciate any recommendations of similar that I've missed over the last few years.
    Thanks in advance


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,253 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    The Fugitive, Titanic, Michael Collins


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭ BopNiblets


    Prisoners.
    branie2 wrote: »
    The Fugitive, Titanic, Michael Collins
    All over 20 years old :0


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Prisoners. Blue Ruin. Green Room. Sicario 1 & 2. Argo. Hold the Dark. Wind River. Hell or High Water.

    Comedy: Death of Stalin. American Animals (heist movie with some funny moments).

    If you've not seen Amores Perros I would highly recommend seeking it out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭ Logo


    El Duda wrote: »
    Prisoners. Blue Ruin. Green Room. Sicario 1 & 2. Argo. Hold the Dark. Wind River. Hell or High Water.

    Comedy: Death of Stalin. American Animals (heist movie with some funny moments).

    If you've not seen Amores Perros I would highly recommend seeking it out.

    Exactly what I was looking for as I haven't seen any of them.
    Thanks


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Miss Sloane, from 2016.

    My best film of that year, I don't know anyone who's seen it

    I believe it was buried somewhat on/before release thanks to the pro-gun lobby who feature strongly in the movie. It's a fantastic insight into political intrigue in the US.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 36 aidyhawse


    Dades wrote: »
    Miss Sloane, from 2016.

    My best film of that year, I don't know anyone who's seen it

    I believe it was buried somewhat on/before release thanks to the pro-gun lobby who feature strongly in the movie. It's a fantastic insight into political intrigue in the US.

    I can verify that this is a very good watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,336 ✭✭✭✭ Zeek12


    The Gift (2015)

    Nocturnal Animals (2016)

    Get Out (2017)


    Three very good films of the psychological/thriller genre


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,558 ✭✭✭✭ 2smiggy


    Dades wrote: »
    Miss Sloane, from 2016.

    My best film of that year, I don't know anyone who's seen it

    I believe it was buried somewhat on/before release thanks to the pro-gun lobby who feature strongly in the movie. It's a fantastic insight into political intrigue in the US.

    Thanks for the recommendation, excellent film, watched it this evening


  • Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭ Logo


    Watched Prisoners earlier and really enjoyed it. Would never have come across it except for your recommendation El Duda. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,098 ✭✭✭ ronano


    Logo wrote: »
    Watched Prisoners earlier and really enjoyed it. Would never have come across it except for your recommendation El Duda. Thanks

    I hope you give blue ruin a watch, it's fantastic. You might enjoy the directors following film called green room


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    I know it's an old one, but Runaway Train is a good watch. From the 80s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,187 ✭✭✭ Hoboo


    The Brothers Grimsby. Comedy. Ignore Rotten Tomatoes, Yanks don't get it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    71 is a good thriller set in Belfast.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614684/


  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Logo wrote: »
    Watched Prisoners earlier and really enjoyed it. Would never have come across it except for your recommendation El Duda. Thanks


    No problem buddy.


    Most, if not all of the suggeestions in this thread are good.


    71 is fantastic. Deffo seek that out. Only 90mins as well.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,835 ✭✭✭ KilOit


    Not popular, very much under the radar but 2 very good films i saw recently

    Searching 2018
    The Vanishing 2018


  • Registered Users Posts: 676 ✭✭✭ Logo


    Watched Blue Ruin earlier. Really enjoyed it and would have missed it without the recommendation. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,004 ✭✭✭ crushproof


    A superb Spanish language crime thriller/mystery is The Invisible Guest, ignore any negative reviews. It has you hooked throughout.

    Wild Tales is an excellent Argentinean movie with humour and thrills. 6 short stories which are all very enjoyable.


    Sorry both are in Spanish, some English ones I can think on a whim would be Nightcrawler or Ex Machina


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    Ex Machina didn't do it for me at all. Lot of people love it though.

    I've posted on another thread about Paddy Considine, a great actor and director.

    Not sure if it fits the bill for OP, but worth checking out IMHO.

    Journeyman is his latest, very accessible, some of the earlier movies are great but hard viewing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,532 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    igCorcaigh wrote: »
    Ex Machina didn't do it for me at all. Lot of people love it though.
    I thought it was over-rated as well. I am Mother on Netflix is (surprisingly) good.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,961 ✭✭✭ LionelNashe


    I thought 'The Campaign' on Netflix was a very good comedy. Zach Galifianakis being Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrel being Will Ferrel.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,878 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Not sure if these fit into the thriller area but I enjoyed the below
    Widows
    Hell or high water
    Nightcrawler
    Wind river
    Bad times at the El royale
    The guest
    Elle
    Sicario


  • Registered Users Posts: 622 ✭✭✭ Jenna James


    Orphan
    Greta
    Bad times at the El Corral


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    Bad times at the El Corral

    I've heard good things about this film.
    Must give it a watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    I thought it was over-rated as well. I am Mother on Netflix is (surprisingly) good.

    Oh that looks decent. Reviews are good anyway, not that I trust them so much.

    SF has become more popular but so badly done.
    A shame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    What about this:

    Compliance

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971352/

    Nothing groundbreaking there, but worth a watch as a psychological study. Based on a true story. I really liked it. Acting was really good.

    And a bit unbelievable at times, but it did happen. Even the scene with the jumping jacks exercise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 622 ✭✭✭ Jenna James


    igCorcaigh wrote: »
    Oh that looks decent. Reviews are good anyway, not that I trust them so much.

    SF has become more popular but so badly done.
    A shame.

    I might give that a sconce. Is it sci-fi or what?


  • Registered Users Posts: 622 ✭✭✭ Jenna James


    igCorcaigh wrote: »
    What about this:

    Compliance

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971352/

    Nothing groundbreaking there, but worth a watch as a psychological study. Based on a true story. I really liked it. Acting was really good.

    And a bit unbelievable at times, but it did happen. Even the scene with the jumping jacks exercise.

    That looks interesting. I really like Ann Dowd. She's very creepy and a great actress.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,532 ✭✭✭ cdgalwegian


    I might give that a sconce. Is it sci-fi or what?


    There's a thread for it here:

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=110386597&postcount=1








  • Registered Users Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭ BopNiblets


    Logo wrote: »
    Watched Prisoners earlier and really enjoyed it. Would never have come across it except for your recommendation El Duda. Thanks
    :(
    I recommended it too! Haha

    I enjoyed Widows from last year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,687 ✭✭✭ igCorcaigh


    I might give that a sconce. Is it sci-fi or what?

    I think so.


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