I need a list of "must see" movies

(91 Posts)
ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 15-Jun-15 10:14:53

DH away with work next week so once the babies are asleep at 6.30pm I fancy settling down with a movie each night with my dinner. As DH not here I can indulge without having to find something we would both like.

Films ive watched recently and enjoyed are
Shutter Island
Inception
Life of Pi
Bridesmaids (why did I wait so long!)
Hunger Games (the three that are out anyways)

Dont mind most genres except horror.

Also dont mind age of the movies - dont have to be current.

What would you suggest I must see?

sparkysparkysparky Mon 15-Jun-15 10:18:21

The Usual Suspects
Rear Window

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Jun-15 10:18:42

I have an 80s list if you want. blush

dexter73 Mon 15-Jun-15 10:20:32

One of my favourite films is Senna. I always cry at the endsad

bippityboppitypoo Mon 15-Jun-15 10:22:33

I recently watched American sniper and the kingsmen, enjoyed both.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Mon 15-Jun-15 10:23:37

80s suggestions fine too!

shadypines Mon 15-Jun-15 10:24:57

Another vote for Rear Window. I have old fashioned quality taste but I like some good modern stuff...

Rebecca
Some Like it Hot
Sabrina (old or new version)
Defiance ( not seen myself yet but got DVD and told it's great)
Heat (De Niro and Pacino)
Regarding Henry (actually just about anything with Harrison Ford in it)
12 Angry Men
The Help

Happy watching OP

CadleCrap Mon 15-Jun-15 10:28:25

I have recently really enjoyed

the imitation game and American sniper.

Do not watch Dawn of the Planet of the apes.

DontKillMyVibe Mon 15-Jun-15 10:29:21

Saw The Butler recently which was good and if you're in to Richard Curtis films, About Time is enjoyable (though a bit weepy in parts). Watch A Fault in Our Stars if you fancy an all out crying session grin

True Romance is my favourite film though smile

Fudgeface123 Mon 15-Jun-15 10:31:23

12 Angry Men
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Jaws (first one only, rest are shite)
It's Complicated (cheesy but very funny)
Shaun of the Dead
Kingpin
Something About Mary
Carrie (original)
The Deer Hunter
Dallas Buyer's Club
Batman - The Dark Knight (Heath Ledger's performance is amazing)

FiveExclamations Mon 15-Jun-15 10:31:51

No Country for Old Men
Local Hero
Fargo
Grosse Point Blank
Contagion
Missing
Mystic River
The Princess Bride
Paul
The Darjeeling Limited
Withnail and I

Fudgeface123 Mon 15-Jun-15 10:32:07

And I almost forgot From Dusk Til Dawn - with Clooney, funny as fuck!

RavioliOnToast Mon 15-Jun-15 10:49:11

magic mike blush

FreudiansSlipper Mon 15-Jun-15 10:54:48

Goodfellas
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Wish You Were Here (if you can find it, brilliant very touching film)
Fargo
Some Like it Hot
Cape Fear
LA Confidential
The Homesman (amazing film disturbing at times it it not the usual western as it is about women and their struggles and those suffering with mental health issues)
The Apartment
When Harry met Sally

OurGlass Mon 15-Jun-15 10:56:12

American Beauty and The Wolf of Wall Street

Rosie29 Mon 15-Jun-15 10:58:45

Dallas buyers club
Philomena
Little miss sunshine
Divergent
The Hangover (first one)
The Wolf of Wall Street

CMon Mon 15-Jun-15 11:00:17

Millions
The Lord of the rings films
Rebecca

agapimou Mon 15-Jun-15 11:01:23

The Fountain
Into the Wild
Pans labyrinth
Dark City
Network

Rosie29 Mon 15-Jun-15 11:01:58

and a Southern tear-jerker...Steel magnolias

Dead Poets Society
Hope and Glory

GiantGaspingSatanicCyst Mon 15-Jun-15 11:02:01

Skeletons
The Last Seduction
Looper

BettyCatKitten Mon 15-Jun-15 11:05:36

Sense and sensibility
Amelie
A room with a view
Howard's end
Chicago
Billy Elliot
Great expectations

Sparklingbrook Mon 15-Jun-15 11:24:28

Disclaimer-these are not films you have to concentrate on, they won't make you think or anything like that. Just a good 80s escape....

About Last Night
St Elmo's Fire
She's Having a Baby
The Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink

OnlyLovers Mon 15-Jun-15 11:24:44

Lots of these, especially Fargo, Some Like it Hot and Withnail and I, plus, off the top of my head:

Cabaret
A Knight's Tale
Mary Poppins
Something from Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away is probably thought of as their best but my favourite is Princess Mononoke)
Brassed Off
A Most Violent Year
The Women (the old one, NOT the remake with Meg Ryan)
Double Indemnity
All About Eve
All About My Mother (these two are a great double bill)

TheBlahWitchProject Mon 15-Jun-15 11:27:28

A beautiful Mind
Enduring Love
Fatal Atraction
The Birds
Cherry Tree Lane
Ill Manners
Biutiful
Breaking and Entering
Sexy Beast
Oh....and my favourite....Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory (old version)
grin

TwinkieTwinkle Mon 15-Jun-15 11:30:58

Sparkling ehhhhh how could you miss 16 Candles from that awesome list?!

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