Movies that make you think

hello (@smortlur51) 8 years, 3 months ago

I wanted to get some suggestions from you guys about movies that get you thinking about maybe society, morality, or anything really.

October 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm
Ben (62) (@Mallorn) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

you’re welcome, i took several breaks lol, and now i can use it to just copy and paste to other ppl who want anime info. i feel compelled to give those lengthy descriptions, i enjoyed them so much. and yep, this is what my degree is in. lol got a B.A. in nerd. I may make an anime one day…

I forgot inuyasha. it’s often on adult swim and perfect for it because of the episodic plot. Very distinct style, lots of funny moments considering it’s following a teenage girl who falls down a well and ends up in a magical version of feudal japan, where demons try to kill her. So many engaging characters include a likable lecher and a shape-shifting brat, both of whom seem to create their own tropes. something around 230 episodes here, which is nothing like the other series. Reasonable criticisms are that it drags on the plot, is often repetitive, and it doesn’t go too deep into the rivalries, xenophobia, repeatedly attempted fratricides, etc. But it’s not supposed to make you think much, even with all the intrigue and death and love stories that last 225 episodes. they literally have every character think out loud. its lulsy. but supposed to be. it’s like a pallet cleanser after the dark hole that is evangelion.

speaking of which, if you haven’t heard of tvtropes.org it’s a really fun site. compiles tropes and the works that use them, has shows from archer to buffy. it’s a gold mine for people like me

ya home movies is good. h jon was also in lucy daughter of the devil, only saw one ep of that but it was funny.

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Denise (7) (@bebesucks) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

mr. Nobody and requiem for a dream(both starring jared leto)
-Cloud atlas
– Cube
-Into the wild

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Ngia Budam (3) (@losingallhopewasfreedom) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

I would suggest “The Outsiders” a lot of people have their own takes on what the moral or lesson it but here are a few. The moral or lesson could be that “beyond stereotypes and negative connotations is a person that could be just like you if you took the time to get to know them,” “Loyalty, staying you and doing good, and helping the people you care about,” and it could be that “we may look different on the outside, but inside we have the same fears and desires, and needs.” I recommend you read the novel first and then watch the movie, it’ll be a great experience.

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Ben (62) (@Mallorn) 8 years, 3 months ago ago

also sealab 2021 and frisky dingo, from the guys of archer w/ very similar humor

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Di (239) (@dida) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@smortlur51,

MATRIX !!!!!! =D

Alice in Wonderland,
Annie Hall
Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind
Fight Club
Harry Potter
Into the Wild !
Minority Report !
Requiem for a dream
The Graduate
Wolf’s Rain (anime)
Avatar
Cheech and Chong! ;D ( hilarious)
In Time
Inception
Esoteric Agenda
The Quickening
Thrive
Peaceful Warrior !
Samsara
Cloud Atlas

=)

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butterflybeing (49) (@butterflybeing) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Gattaca http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119177/
Minority Report http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/
The Island http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399201/
Equilibrium http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/

These are some sci fi movies that show a negative side of society’s ways to handle all of the innovations in technology we are creating. Knowledge is power.. lets use it to create technology for the greater good for all life c:

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butterflybeing (49) (@butterflybeing) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@dida, yess c; spot on

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coffee and tv (2) (@tommyd2nd4th) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Has anybody mentioned the Big Lebowski? I’ve got the T-Shirt with Jeff Bridges drinking the milk carton in his dressing gown and someone mistook him for Jesus Christ which gave the film a whole new meaning to me and got me thinking about how Jesus would fit into modern society if he was born today. Would there be a place for him or would he become an unemployed hippie like the Dude?

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Fluxface (32) (@fluxface) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

Vanilla sky! Fucking epic.
Waking life! Blew my mind and sat my life in a new direction first time i saw it.

Enjoy

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

@smortlur51, “about maybe society, morality”

“Machine Gun Preacher”. The last moviI saw, after which I watched videos on youtube with the real guy, which was just as amazing.

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lifegamer (28) (@lifegamer) 8 years, 2 months ago ago

2 that come to mind immediately are “Avatar” and “Bruce Almighty”…Then “The Happening” pops in. So much of these rang my Soul Sounds & still do every time I see them.

Fun thought…Thanks for asking! :)

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Sarcophagi (1) (@Sarcophagi) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

I don’t know if these were already mentioned:
The Tree of Life
2001 A Space Odysee
The Thin Red Line
To The Wonder

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