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Movies we can both watch

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LostHorizon Wed 08-Oct-08 15:23:17

OK, my OH and I have some serious issues with the type of movie we like to watch.

I like to watch great movies and she likes to watch total, abject crap. I am being as fair as I can here wink

My favourite movies would include:-

Alien
Blade Runner
Someone to Watch Over Me
Pulp Fiction
Die Hard
Cat People (Nastassja version)
Highlander (I know, I know)
Casablanca
Memento
Wall Street
Betty Blue
The Changeling
El Orfanato
Pan's Labyrinth

- basically, beautifully photographed movies about good-looking people getting rich, getting naked, getting laid, or defeating drooling monsters from the future. Or they otherwise scare the living shit out of you. The perfect movie that unites all these features has yet to be made.

Here are some of her favourite movies.

Genevieve
The Railway Children
Le Ballon Rouge
Manon des Sources
Knocked Up
Bridget Jones
Sliding Doors
A Passage to India
Brief Encounter
It's a Wonderful Life

I said crap, and I wasn't far wrong. I can't say what these have in common.

Now here are a few we both liked:-

Malena (she was looking at Italy, I was looking at Monica)
Croupier
Lawrence of Arabia
The Third Man
Groundhog Day

Based on this, can anyone suggest any movies we could both sit through?

TillyScoutsmum Wed 08-Oct-08 15:27:33

OK - on the basis you have some of my dp's favorites in your list and your dp has some of my favorites in hers (who in their right mind doesn't like It's a Wonderful Life ffs ?!), I would suggest the following might be worth a go:-

Shawshank Redemption
Cinderella Man
The Aviator
The Green Mile
A Time to Kill
True Romance

stretchmarkSCREAM Wed 08-Oct-08 15:30:58

She's got good taste!grinwink

stretchmarkSCREAM Wed 08-Oct-08 15:33:33

Sorry, not helpful!!

What about;
Spiderman
Brokeback Mountain!grin
Fantastic Four
X-men
Sean/Shawn of the dead

LostHorizon Wed 08-Oct-08 15:38:13

It's a Wonderful Life is the most excruciatingly boring film I've ever sat through, apart from "The Insider". Nothing happened and James Stewart is such a ham.

TillyScoutsmum Wed 08-Oct-08 17:57:22

Yes - that's dp's take on it as well.... but then he likes Ronin for crying out loud. Now that really is a pointless film...

LostHorizon Wed 08-Oct-08 18:03:05

Blasphemy!

I have used lines from that movie. "If there's any doubt - there's no doubt."

TillyScoutsmum Wed 08-Oct-08 18:44:07

Yes - all very well - but what the fucking hell was in the box ?!? The whole film was about the contents of the box and you never got to find out what was in there. I need closure. Awful, awful film

Cryptoprocta Wed 08-Oct-08 23:28:47

Master and Commander: Far Side of the World
The Prestige
Transformers
Knocked Up

LostHorizon Thu 09-Oct-08 01:13:15

@ TSM

Same thing as was in the attache case in Pulp Fiction: a MacGuffin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin

alipiggie Thu 09-Oct-08 03:04:50

The Last Emperor - Bertolucci - about China. Seven Years in Tibet - Brad Pitt for your OH. The Pillow Book - Greenaway - awesome sensual movie. And I loved Betty Blue - original French version too .

suzywong Thu 09-Oct-08 03:55:37

Chocolat - you can perve at Juliette Binoche
Breaking and Entering - same again for you, Jude Law for her
Little Children - a bit glum at the end but you can cheer her up
Once Upon A Time in Mexico - lots of eye candy for her
What about the Hitchcock classics like Rear Windon (not Vertigo)
Oh yes the Prestige is a good idea, and if you can stomach Ed Norton The Illusionist

here are plenty of ideas for great movies

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 09-Oct-08 10:27:09

PMSL at MacGuffin. i can't believe a whole heap of nothing had an actual name. I will tell DP - he'll be very impressed smile

mumblechum Thu 09-Oct-08 10:45:45

Life is Beautiful.

We went to see Taken the other night, twas good. Action packed.

LostHorizon Thu 09-Oct-08 14:21:32

allpiggie, suzy wong, mumblechum - great suggestions, ta.

unfortunately we are now almost at a place where if one says "This sounds like a great movie!" the other will say "Right, so that'll be a far-fetched load of old shit then"...so a bit of selling will be called for...

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