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What's the most powerful movie you've ever seen?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by furo, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I forgot about KIDS. I remember watching it in High School and it had a "scared straight" effect on me. Pretty powerful movie.

    I honestly think that movie had a very negative effect on some of my high school friends. Kind of sad, but a few guys I knew glorified Casper and ended up doing some pretty stupid (potentially life-ruining) things in their attempt to emulate his character.

    The thought of that skateboard beatdown scene still gives me the chills.


    I remember KIDS. I look back now and think: how did they get away with even filming some of the things they did? Weren't the actors under 18?
     
  2. Reggs

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    I remember KIDS. I look back now and think: how did they get away with even filming some of the things they did? Weren't the actors under 18?

    Like what? I never saw it. I thought they just beat people up.
     
  3. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Like what? I never saw it. I thought they just beat people up.

    sex between minors was a recurring theme including a rape to cap it off at the end
     
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    Stand And Deliver
    Lean On Me
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    Shawshank Redemption
     
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    In the category of scenes I wish I could "unsee," there are a couple in the movie Irreversible.

    "Mugabe and the White African" was incredibly moving; hidden camera documentary about a Zimbabwean farming family trying to protect their farmland from seizure by the Mugabe government.

    +1. People definitely need to add this to their netflix queue.
     
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    I agree with most of the films mentioned here.

    Sunshine gave me goosebumps. Kaneda's death and Capa's flight through space are unforgettable.
     
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    In the category of scenes I wish I could "unsee," there are a couple in the movie Irreversible.

    The scene with the fire extinguisher. [​IMG]
     
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    In the category of scenes I wish I could "unsee," there are a couple in the movie Irreversible.

    There's a difference between powerful/moving and shocking, though. All those shock-horror movies are disturbing at the time but don't really affect the way one lives life.

    Thought of a few more:

    Ikiru - slow-paced Japanese film from the 50s, about living a meaningful life. "It's a Wonderful Life" without the kitsch.

    Harrison Bergeron - obscure TV movie adaptation of a Vonnegut short story
     
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    Ikiru - slow-paced Japanese film from the 50s, about living a meaningful life. "It's a Wonderful Life" without the kitsch.

    I own this and just watched it two or three weeks ago. Wonderful, wonderful movie.
     
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    The scene with the fire extinguisher. [​IMG]


    ***SPOILER?***

    Yes, brutal...it didn't phase me much until the guy continued to move/be alive after his face was completely destroyed. And how the camera never moves once during the entire scene.
     
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    mewtwo strikes back
     
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    when i was 11 i saw gladiator and found it pretty moving.
     
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    The Lives of Others
    Highly recommended
     
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    The Deer Hunter moved me like no other movie the first time I saw it. I just watched it a few weeks ago and it is still very powerful.
     
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    Taegukgi makes me emotional. The shoes that he kept his whole life and all that.

    Your usual Holocaust films and such as well.


    Taegukgi was reminiscent of saving private ryan, however Taegukgi lacks the subtlety and tact that saving private ryan has.


    mewtwo strikes back
    +1, I still have my ancient mew promo card.



    Many great movies mentioned.
    Ones not mentioned

    Henry V (kenneth branagh)
    Raging Bull
    Citizen Kane, It's a wonderful life (ultra cliche)



    +1 to all the war/war related movies
     
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    Sorry can't remember the name but it was a foreign film of the year winner about a Japanese monk who lived in a small house on a river. A criminal on the run fled Tokyo and lived with him for a while gaining virtue, etc and eventually went back to civilization a new man giving himself up to the authorities. It was an amazing movie that I would buy if I ever find the title.
     
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Amelie - you can't help but fall in love with her
     
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    breakfast club (gets me every single time [​IMG] )
     
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    The Fog of War
     

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