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barbtries

(28,873 posts)
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 04:08 PM Jun 2022

I need a good movie to watch.

Last edited Sun Jun 5, 2022, 04:49 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm sapping today. nothing to do. what should i watch?



thank you all for the great suggestions. I'll check them out. I just decided on "The Big Wedding" with 2 favorites, Diane Keaton and Robert DeNiro. had never even heard of it, have no idea if i'll like it, but here goes.

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I need a good movie to watch. (Original Post) barbtries Jun 2022 OP
Excellent movie on Peacock montanacowboy Jun 2022 #1
This guy (a fellow DU'er) has NEVER let me down: ret5hd Jun 2022 #2
thank you, barbtries Jun 2022 #5
Old Henry Ferryboat Jun 2022 #3
+1 Ohio Joe Jun 2022 #18
Something old and classic PJMcK Jun 2022 #4
Thank you barbtries Jun 2022 #6
Yup, Casablanca.....CLASSIC, and always makes me feel better. a kennedy Jun 2022 #25
Enchanted April. LisaM Jun 2022 #7
it's on Amazon barbtries Jun 2022 #9
Enchanted April (the nineties version) is one of my favorites. Polly Hennessey Jun 2022 #22
My favorite movie from recent years genxlib Jun 2022 #8
Cute heartwarming romcom cilla4progress Jun 2022 #10
I think I may have seen that one. barbtries Jun 2022 #20
If escapist old classics appeal to you... Guilded Lilly Jun 2022 #11
Young Doctors in love. It's great fun. 634-5789 Jun 2022 #12
Have you seen the Best Picture winner CODA? 3catwoman3 Jun 2022 #13
Coda is super good. Check it out. nt Binkie The Clown Jun 2022 #15
Excellent choice!!! rainy Jun 2022 #17
I'll look. barbtries Jun 2022 #21
So is the best or only way to watch online cilla4progress Jun 2022 #28
Looks like it is only available on Apple TV. 3catwoman3 Jun 2022 #30
Shadow of the Vampire. grumpyduck Jun 2022 #14
Mao's Last Dancer mia Jun 2022 #16
I need to check back later. Cracklin Charlie Jun 2022 #19
Mr. Church MLAA Jun 2022 #23
The Conformist (1970) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, 98% on Rotten Tomatoes Celerity Jun 2022 #24
Uncle Buck......with John Candy as Uncle Buck.....ok, another very silly movie, but it always a kennedy Jun 2022 #26
Grand Budapest Hotel; Victor, Victoria; Princess Bride; The Grand Seduction yellowdogintexas Jun 2022 #27
the only one i have not seen is barbtries Jun 2022 #33
it is on Prime . nt yellowdogintexas Jun 2022 #34
One of the funniest movies ever..."Some Like It Hot...Yes, one of the top 5 of all time.. Stuart G Jun 2022 #29
i have watched it lol barbtries Jun 2022 #32
that was the first DVD we acquired and it was a gift from our daughter nt yellowdogintexas Jun 2022 #35
Midnight in Paris kskiska Jun 2022 #31

Ohio Joe

(21,807 posts)
18. +1
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 05:07 PM
Jun 2022

I watched Old Henry without knowing any more than it was a western and was blown away... And I'm not even real big on westerns. Really good movie

PJMcK

(22,166 posts)
4. Something old and classic
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 04:12 PM
Jun 2022

With a happy ending, of course!

Casablanca always makes me smile.

Maybe a Buster Keaton silent comedy.

Little Lord Fauntleroy is fun!

Watch something totally removed from your life, Escape!

Have fun.

a kennedy

(30,115 posts)
25. Yup, Casablanca.....CLASSIC, and always makes me feel better.
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 07:16 PM
Jun 2022

husband and I watched McClintock, on our DVR’d saves……loves that too……stuff might make us cringe, but it is a good movie or least we always enjoyed it.

LisaM

(27,924 posts)
7. Enchanted April.
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 04:14 PM
Jun 2022

The mid 90s version.

The older one from the 1930s is good, but the newer one is better.

Guilded Lilly

(5,591 posts)
11. If escapist old classics appeal to you...
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 04:19 PM
Jun 2022

Try The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 with Errol Flynn!
“It’s injustice I hate, not the Normans”

Music is superb
Visuals are amazing
Costumes are brilliant and sometimes silly!

Flynn is a rascal and his supporting cast is total fun

A trip back to days of honor and derring-do and sappy sentiment.
Simpler times.

barbtries

(28,873 posts)
21. I'll look.
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 05:58 PM
Jun 2022

I haven't even heard of it. no longer keep up with modern culture. that's why i don't know what's good!

grumpyduck

(6,327 posts)
14. Shadow of the Vampire.
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 04:23 PM
Jun 2022

Late 90s with John Malkovich and Willem Dafoe. A fictionalization of how Nosferatu was made. Well made and fun.

Celerity

(44,496 posts)
24. The Conformist (1970) directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, 98% on Rotten Tomatoes
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 06:51 PM
Jun 2022

The Conformist (Italian: Il conformista) is a 1970 political drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, whose screenplay is based on the 1951 novel The Conformist by Alberto Moravia.

The film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti, José Quaglio, Dominique Sanda and Pierre Clémenti. The film was a co-production of Italian, French, and West German film companies.

Bertolucci makes use of the 1930s art and decor associated with the Fascist era: the middle-class drawing rooms and the huge halls of the ruling elite.



Why Bertolucci's The Conformist deserves a place in cinema history

The Italian director's 1970 expressionist masterpiece offered a blueprint for a new kind of Hollywood film, which is why Coppola, Spielberg, Scorsese and co owe him a huge debt

https://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2012/feb/22/bertolucci-the-conformist

Bernardo Bertolucci's expressionist masterpiece of 1970, The Conformist, is the movie that plugs postwar Italian cinema firmly and directly into the emerging 1970s renaissance in Hollywood film-making. Its account of the neuroses and self-loathing of a sexually confused would-be fascist (Jean-Louis Trintignant) aching to fit in in 1938 Rome, who is despatched to Paris to murder his former, anti-fascist college professor, was deemed an instant classic on release.

It was, and is, a highly self-conscious and stylistically venturesome pinnacle of late modernism, drawing from the full range of recent Italian movie history: a little neo-neorealism, a lot of stark and blinding Antonioni-style mise-en-scène, some moments redolent of Fellini. And it was all framed within an evocation of the frivolous fascist-era film-making style derided by Bertolucci's generation as "white telephone" cinema. Add a dose of unhealthy sexual confusion and it's hardly surprising that it was one of the international hits of the year. It also offered the blueprint for the new wave of Hollywood film-makers to a different kind of cinema and a roadmap of new formal possibilities – not merely for those of Italian descent such as Francis Coppola and Martin Scorsese.

To be sure, Coppola's The Godfather, with its operatic qualities, seems on the surface to have more in common with Visconti's mature work (while the paranoid-realist spirit of Francesco Rosi hovers ever near), but Bertolucci became friends with Coppola, and his influence is palpably discernible in the formally adventurous The Godfather: Part II. Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) in Coppola's The Conversation is a repressed Catholic and professional paranoid who has plenty in common with Trintignant's agonised Marcello Clerici. Meanwhile, Bertolucci's cinematographer Vittorio Storaro – who shot both The Conformist and Bertolucci's other 1970 masterpiece The Spider's Stratagem – made his American debut on Apocalypse Now, and has worked with Coppola several times since, as well as remaining Bertolucci's DP (while also working fitfully for Warren Beatty).

There are other links. Marlon Brando, after completing work on The Godfather – something that reinvigorated his career and sealed his image as actorly padre padrone to the young ethnic method players who emerged from the set of that film and thereafter dominated serious American cinema of the 1970s – went straight to work on Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris.

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https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7p08lb (full movie)

a kennedy

(30,115 posts)
26. Uncle Buck......with John Candy as Uncle Buck.....ok, another very silly movie, but it always
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 07:20 PM
Jun 2022

makes us feel good after watching it.

Stuart G

(38,527 posts)
29. One of the funniest movies ever..."Some Like It Hot...Yes, one of the top 5 of all time..
Sun Jun 5, 2022, 09:51 PM
Jun 2022

Last edited Sun Jun 5, 2022, 10:22 PM - Edit history (1)

funny, funnier, & funniest.

wELL..........Funniest Movie I have ever seen, to say the least..

The very last scene is beyond the beyond....With Joe E. Brown
and.
........NO, I WON'T DESCRIBE IT...YOU GOT TO WATCH THE WHOLE FILM TO SEE IT.

Some Like It Hot (1959) was voted the best comedy film of all time in a poll of 253 film critics from 52 countries conducted by the BBC in 2017.,,,,,,,,,,,(so, It ain't just me, you see)

And yes, you will find it funny...YOU MUST WATCH THIS FUNNY FILM..

HERE IS THE INTERNET DATA BASE REVIEW OF ....Some Like It Hot...... .
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053291/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

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