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Today’s movies are just crap, help me delve into some golden oldies.



  • Registered Users Posts: 232 ✭✭BalboBiggins

    Went on a bit of a Mickey Rourke binge recently. I recommend Angel Heart and The Pope of Greenwich Village. Also watched Brian De Palma's Blow Out recently as it was recommended by Tarantino. Good film.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭Girly Gal

    A lot of great films already mentioned, one that I don't think has is Run Lola Run, late 90's German film, haven't seen it in ages, but, remember enjoying it.

    I think a big problem for most films over the last 10-15 years is that they are soulless CGI, filled crap with little or no plot or originality. Still the odd decent film being made, but, certainly less than before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,054 ✭✭✭timmyntc

    Black Dynamite is a recent one most have missed - great parody of blaxploitation films of old

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭Jack Daw

    Run Lola Run is a brilliant film very enjoyable, soundtrack is great aswell.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭Jack Daw

    Some great non english language films

    Cinema Paradiso - Italy

    The Lives of Others - Germany

    Mesrine - France

    High and Low - Japan

    Volver - Spain

    Abre Los Ojos - Spain

    Amores Perros - Mexico

    City of God - Brazil

    The Secret in Their Eyes - Argentina

    Parasite - Korea

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,563 ✭✭✭Padraig Mor

    Some absolute belters mentioned so far (hat tip to whoever posted The Gift (2015) and Prisoners - under the radar crackers). A few curious omissions (apologies if I missed them); these are all wide appeal films and should please most watchers:

    Carlito's Way.

    The Untouchables.

    A Few Good Men.


    The Terminator.

    The Shining.

    In the Name of the Father.

    Reservoir Dogs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,274 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    American made.

  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭teediddlyeye

    Kellys Heroes

    Dog day afternoon


    "I never thought I was normal, never tried to be normal."- Charlie Manson

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,014 ✭✭✭Paddy Samurai

    Jeremiah Johnson ,Zulu ,Man who would be king and 3 days of condor were all top notch.👍

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,357 ✭✭✭AyeGer

    Some great suggestions here, but where can you watch these without having to sign up to all the streaming subscriptions.

    Is there anyway to just pay for a movie once and watch it.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,014 ✭✭✭Paddy Samurai

    Valdez is coming (the full version) -not even sure it’s around anymore

    the Duelists

    where eagles dare


    the French connection

    cool hand Luke

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭The Mulk

    After Hours (1985)

    The music of chance (1993)

    These two movies have stuck in my head over the years. The actors in The music of chance are really strong.

    Also True Romance (1993), a cracker of a movie.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭I see sheep

    Still good movies made imo if you ignore the Marvel tripe/remake tripe.

    A lot of great foreign language movies have been mentioned already.

    Couple more -

    Loveless (2017) (Russian)

    Memories of Murder (2003) (Korean)

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭bullpost

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,231 ✭✭✭bullpost

    The Third Man

    Double Indemnity


    Goodbye Lenin


    Any Hitchcock

    Betty blue




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,126 ✭✭✭waynescales1

    Anyone mentioned "Patton" yet?

    "Rommel, you magnificent bastaaaaard...... I Read Your BOOOOOOOOOK"! 🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,449 ✭✭✭brokenbad

    A few timeless classics from the 80's worth checking out below:

    1. First Blood
    2. Predator
    3. Die Hard
    4. Lethal Weapon
    5. Sudden Impact
    6. Commando
    7. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
    8. The Terminator
    9. Southern Comfort
    10. Mad Max

  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭howsshenow

    Try "HUD"

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,754 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    There are so many amazing classics of film made in the 20th Century. Where to even start?

    Some "oldies" that I love:

    Vertigo (my favourite film of all time)

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    A Clockwork Orange

    Easy Rider

    Citizen Kane

    Bridge On The River Kwai


    War Of The Worlds (the 1953 original)

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭Mike Litoris

    All the Presidents Men, Jacobs Ladder and Get Carter are 3 I watch at least once a year.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,072 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx

    The Motorcycle Diaries. A great film about a young medical student and his friend travelling from Argentina through South America. And the inequalities of imperialism . The young man became a doctor and was the major reason why Cuba had a great health system. The young man was Ernesto Guerva de la Serna Lynch . Or as he became known Che.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭hoodie6029

    All the great movies here reminded me of this - many mentioned here already.

    others to watch

    The Departed

    Into the Wild

    Road to Perdition (only watched it last year - fantastic)

    Goodbye, Lenin. German comedy about the fall of the Berlin Wall. Genuinely funny

    More recent one worth watching - Dolemite is my name starring Eddie Murphy.

    The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭DonegalBay

    Some of my favourite film noir on that list. Yes that Orson Wells accent is legendary for all the wrong reasons.

    I will throw in Battleground(1949), a great war movie about the Battle of the Bulge

    The Big Heat(1953) another classic film noir

    The Best years of our lives(1946) fantastic movie about 3 soldiers returning to ordinary life after WW2.

    Has anybody mentioned any Billy Wilder yet

    Some Like it Hot(1959) The Apartment(1960) Sunset Boulevard(1950)

  • Registered Users Posts: 417 ✭✭teediddlyeye

    Falling down

    Blazing saddles

    Young Frankenstien

    "I never thought I was normal, never tried to be normal."- Charlie Manson

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,109 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Yep, Google movies. Think it's incorporated into YouTube now. Think Apple TV and Amazon Prime also allow you to do it. I.e. rent it for a day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,126 ✭✭✭waynescales1

    The Ipcress File (1965).

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,072 ✭✭✭✭cj maxx

    Yeah , amazon prime paramount, you can rent for a day or until you watch the film

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭Jack Daw



    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    The Searchers


    Red River

    Rio Bravo

    The Proposition (Australian Western)


    High Plains Drifter

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    Pale Rider

    Fistful of Dollars, For a few Dollars More The Good The Bad and The Ugly

  • Registered Users Posts: 111 ✭✭Rosalinda Eyes

    'Rope' - my favourite Hitchcock movie

    'Office Space'


    'Bitter Moon'

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,246 ✭✭✭fatherted1969

    Beginning to lose hope one of my all time favourites don't get a mention then I see someone post True Romance - one of the greatest cast of actors ever assembled. Astonishing the amount of big names in this film. Coupled with of the the greatest scenes, Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken, the sicilian scene. Brilliant movie.

    Also The Departed