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LoveFilm rental list - help me!

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MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Thu 31-Jul-08 18:51:10

I can think of a paltry 21 films so far for my rental list on Lovefilm - ideas please, what are your classic films I should see before I die, what's on your own rental lists?

southeastastra Thu 31-Jul-08 20:04:47

21 is good i only have about 6 and 2 of them are reserved.

just seen dark water have the orphanage and no country for old men to watch

DiscoDizzy Thu 31-Jul-08 20:06:32

yeah i'd agree, 21 is a lot.

MrsFearnleyWhittingstall Thu 31-Jul-08 20:08:04

No country for old men is pants IMO.

Death sentance with Kevin Bacon is amazing.

The bank job.

Juno .

gegs73 Thu 31-Jul-08 20:09:26

Little Miss Sunshine is really good. Like a dark National Lampoons Vacation. I also really liked Superbad and Knocked Up. And if I still had Love Film I would have 27 Dresses on my list. Don't know if any of these are ones you must see before you die though grin

DiscoDizzy Thu 31-Jul-08 20:13:05

I didn't enjoy no country for old men either.

Second Juno.

The Mist? i think it was called
Mighty Young Heart (I think with Angelina Jolie) true story.

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Thu 31-Jul-08 20:23:05

I have Juno, 27 Dresses, The bank Job on my list

Have seen Little Miss Sunshine - fab, just the kind of film I love!

I don't do scary movies blush

I'LL ADD THE OTHERS ONTO MY LIST THOUGH oops

Keep them coming! I get through dvd's like knickers hmm grin

mrspnut Thu 31-Jul-08 20:24:33

I second no country for old men being crap which was a shame because I was looking forward to it.

Have you seen Kite Runner, or Sweeny Todd? I enjoyed both of those.

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Thu 31-Jul-08 21:22:33

Sweeny Todd not my thing, Kite Runner, not heard of that, will whack it on the list, thanks

themoon66 Thu 31-Jul-08 21:24:48

SEA... no country for old men was awful.. me and DH just looked at each other as the credits rolled. 'shit, is that it' was the gist of the conversation afterwards.
what did you think of Dark Water?

southeastastra Thu 31-Jul-08 21:50:00

oh no, have to watch no country at the weekend!

dark water was fab (the japanese version) very sad, bit odd

purplemunkey Fri 01-Aug-08 11:34:07

For classic films to see before you die would include I'd recommend Rear Window, it's real Hitchcock classic.

More recent films I'd recommend are
Stranger Than Fiction
Michael Clayton
Just Like Heaven (cute chick flick)
Pursuit of Happyness (really heartwarming)

Bit of a mix but hopefully there's something there you'll like!

newshmoo Sun 03-Aug-08 07:20:13

thought no country for old men was extremely gripping throughout yet after credits could not place why so?? Would recommend Penelope as a family film but getting on to Daniel day lewis I just recently saw one with him, The Incredible Lightness Of Being, or maybe the unbearable lightness... cant quite remember but a great little film which passed me by when out. No phylosopher myself but seemed rather existential and in a good way. was still a good ole love story at the heart.

cyteen Sun 03-Aug-08 11:37:17

God, I've got nearly 400 on my rental list blush

stitch Sun 03-Aug-08 11:49:57

just go through their reccomendation s for you, and click add to anything that looks haflway interesting. if it is boring, you send it back. no harm doen

charliecat Sun 03-Aug-08 12:07:06

pans labrinth.

the series of unfortunate events lol

the goonies lol

the butterfly effect.

only take 2 of those seriously!

GentlyWorryTheAnimal Sun 03-Aug-08 12:08:12

I only have 6 too, and one of those we watched last night. we tend to go for tv series.

charliecat Sun 03-Aug-08 12:09:19

oh pans labrinth is quite weird, not sure about scary but not pleasant in places but fascinating in others.

charliecat Sun 03-Aug-08 12:09:20

oh pans labrinth is quite weird, not sure about scary but not pleasant in places but fascinating in others.

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Sun 03-Aug-08 12:10:29

Stitch, I used to do that but got sick of starting so many duff movies and having to wait for the next ( which would inevitably be duff too!) Last two I got were Golden Compass and Bee Movie hmm wish there was a better way to select priority!!

Great thanks all, going to add all mentioned that I haven't seen.

cyteen Sun 03-Aug-08 16:06:25

Some stuff I've had from Lovefilm and enjoyed (minus the scary stuff):

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Brick
Japanese Story
Mean Girls
LA Confidential
Bull Durham
Bad Santa (this was a particular favourite grin)
Amores Perros
McCabe & Mrs Miller

I've got lots of old classics on my waiting list, like Double Indemnity, Anatomy of a Murder, The Big Sleep etc. - stuff I've always meant to get round to watching but never quite managed. Also loads of box sets since we don't have cable - I've never seen a single episode of the Sopranos all the way through, so Lovefilm is great for catching up with stuff I've missed. Or you could pick a director whose stuff you've enjoyed and work through their other films - I've got various Kubricks, Hitchcocks etc. lined up.

jellybeans Wed 06-Aug-08 21:00:40

ones we liked

State of Play (excellent UK drama)
Blackpool (ditto)
Prison Break
Lost
Jewel of the Nile (lol)
Walk the Line
National Treasure 2

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