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Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« on: January 24, 2019, 08:22:12 AM »
I figured I'd try starting a thread about movies and TV shows that you liked enough to recommend.

General rule of thumb would be, only post about it if you think it's better than 75% of what you've seen in the past couple years (obviously there's no way to enforce that, but I'm just trying to avoid having the thread flooded by everything people are watching).

Please tell us a little about what the thing is and why you like it.

I'll start.

I watched 'The Death of Stalin' (2017) yesterday and really enjoyed it. It's definitely not for everyone, it's pretty dark satire, but I think the minority of people who will like it will really like it. It's kind of similar to some of what the Coens bros do, but talkier, kind of like if Aaron Sorkin wrote dialogue for a Coens movie, with a few bursts of Tarantino violence.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4686844/

Interestingly, after seeing it I looked up a few things and while there's obviously a lot of fiction, it's not as fictionalized as one might think. They even had to tone down a few things because the reality would've seemed unbelievable on screen, apparently.

If you see it and want more, there's an interview with the writer here: https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/political-scene/armando-iannucci-on-the-death-of-stalin/
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 08:36:30 AM »
I just rewatched "Skins", the TV show about Bristol teens with dysfunctional families.  It's quite brilliant, but be warned that there's a lot of swearing, sex-related content, and casual drug use, and the plotlines are often extreme and sometimes dark.  It's not for someone who gets easily offended.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 08:44:48 AM »
Detectorists (Seasons 1-3) Hulu
Kim's Convenience (Season 1-2) NFLX - Season 3 on CBC
Succession (Season 1) HBO
Killing Eve (Season 1) Hulu
Little Drummer Girl - Michael Shannon was excellent

Flash from the past
Spaced (Seasons 1-2) Hulu and Amazon

Cool new feature on Google is that for many TV shows and movies the search results include where it's available for streaming.
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 08:47:47 AM »
Cinemax's Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus is pretty good. I dont listen to all the artists but its pretty funny some of the stuff thats happened. Mature rated.

List of episodes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Judge_Presents:_Tales_from_the_Tour_Bus#Episodes

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 08:48:51 AM »
Cautionary notice: my taste is highly idiosyncratic, so likely my recommendations will do nothing for you.

Theoretically all my ratings are publicly available at: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2779520/ratings?sort=your_rating,desc&ratingFilter=0&mode=detail&ref_=undefined&lastPosition=0 ( if this does not work, this might: https://www.imdb.com/user/ur2779520/ratings?ref_=nv_usr_rt_4 - this is chronological ).

No very recent movies at 9 or 10 rating.
GLOW is 9: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5770786/?ref_=rt_li_tt
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is 9

There are couple recent movies at 8 rating ( LBJ, Snowden, Rush, Dallas Buyers Club, Fury, Dirty Money, Red Sparrow ).

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 08:52:09 AM »
Cautionary notice: my taste is highly idiosyncratic, so likely my recommendations will do nothing for you.

Hey, everything someone mentions on here is worth a look up at least. I might not like it but there's the chance that it could be something I missed.

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 09:47:26 AM »
My all time favorite series which I will rewatch at some point:

OZ
Firefly
Fargo
Six Feet Under
Deadwood
The Office (US)
The Wire
The Sopranos
Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul
Black Mirror
Game of Thrones

I can't resist to mention a few others as well so here it goes: F is for Family, Dark, Westworld, Bojack Horseman, Sons of Anarchy, Archer, Battlestar Gallactica, Rick & Morty, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, True Detective S01, Stranger Things, Peaky Blinders, House of Cards, Mindhunter, Killing Eve, Master of None, Parks & Rec (first seasons), Hannibal, Orange is the New Black, Luther, Shameless, Family Guy, La Casa de papel, Homeland (first seasons), Mad Men (first 5 seasons), Twin Peaks, Billions, Community, Hannibal, Godless, The Shield, Skins, Boardwalk Empire, Curb Your Enthousiasm, The Deuce, Fringe, Entourage, Californication, The Killing (EU version), The Inbetweeners, Band of Brothers, The People vs OJ Simpson, Freaks and Geeks, Big Little Lies, Misfits, Luther, Spaced, Couples, Fawlty Towers.

Currently looking to start watching The Mechanism, Gomorrah and Rome in the coming months. I've become very selective in what I watch as it has become impossible to stay up to date with everything you might like. Generally after one or two episodes I know whether I'll like it or not. For example I recently stopped halfway through episode 1 of Lucifer as it felt cheap with mediocre acting and a lousy story.

In my defense, I never watch "regular tv" or sports. Cut the cable a long time ago! Honestly started as a small list but when you start thinking about it, hard to stop... Probably forgetting plenty worth mentioning but I'd start with those listed at the top. Can't miss with those! I know it's not really the point of the topic but I guess it is not a bad reference list for people looking for a good show to watch. Also left out all documentaries etc here.

If I do the same for films I won't be able to ever stop so I won't. But I'll maybe post some films that are less well-known soon.
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 10:02:36 AM »
Films I've actually (re)watched recently that were very good:

Being There - Hilarious oldie
Bad Boy Bubby - very dark, especially the first few minutes. odd but funny
Call me by your name - great soundtrack, atmosphere (a summer in France in a little town...), acting
Edge of Tomorrow - love time travel movies. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt do a great job together. very good action scenes
Get Out - just watch it!
Perfect Strangers (Perfetti Sconosciuti)
Sleep Tight (Mientras Duermes)
The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta) - I don't want to spoil anyhting about these. Just watch!
Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes) - another time travel movie. Less known than some others but definitely worth it.

Enjoy!

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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2019, 10:10:18 AM »
I'll throw one out - not only probably the best animated series ever, but possibly one of the best TV series ever:

Avatar: the Last Airbender
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Re: Movies and TV shows (general recommendation thread)
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 10:34:58 AM »
In Amazon video:
The man in the high castle
Viking
Jack Ryan
Hannibal
Home fires
Downtown Abbey
Endevour
White Chapel

Yes, I am a sucker for British TV

Netflix:
Dogs of Berlin
The Vietnam War ( Ken Burns)
Bodyguard
House of Cards
Peaky Blunders
Battle star Galactica series
Fargo ( both the series and the Original movie)
Lock, Stock and two smocking barrels
No country for old men

As memorable movies, I enjoyed Wes Anderson Moonrise Kingdom and Grand Budapest Hotel as well as most Coen Brother movies . I also enjoyed the Starwars flics Rogue One and the Last Jedi
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