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what's your favourite film - my lovefilm account is running dry

Dan
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what's your favourite film - my lovefilm account is running dry

I've been with lovefilm for over a year and i'm already running out of films to add to my list and am feeling rather uninspired.  so, let me know what your favourite film is and i'll add it to my list - make it clean though as my wife will tell me off otherwise :-)

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Re: what's your favourite film - my lovefilm account is running dry

'inside man' with clive owen and denzel washington - brilliant film.
'the bank job' with jason statham is pretty good too.
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Snow White
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I have loads of favourite films. My tastes are biased towards the golden era of the 1970's, and as I'm a blerk, I also have a bit of a bias to action films and thrillers. Here's some ideas ...
Action/Thriller ...
Bullitt
Get Carter (the original version with Michael Caine at his evil best, not the remake)
The Rear Window (a Hitchcock classic)
The Italian Job (again, stick to the original and avoid the remake)
French Connection
Ronin (more fantastic car chases from the director of Bullitt)
Serpico (Al Pacino's first solo lead performance)
Death Wish (probably Charles Bronson's best film)
Eight Millimeter (or 8MM, this may not be clean enough for your wife, but it's a fantastic film)
Dirty Harry
Psycho (the remake by Gus Van Sant - a rare remake that is worth seeing)
Apocalypse Now
Battle Of Britain
A Bridge Too Far
Battle Of The Bulge
Foreign Language ...
Cinema Paradiso (Italian)
House Of Flying Daggers (Chinese, and some fantastic photography makes this more than a martial arts flick)
Malena (Italian)
Fellini's Roma (Italian weirdness)
Das Boot (the best German war film ever)
Downfall (a brilliant German film about Hitler's last days)
Soldat Van Oranjie (or Soldier of Orange - Dutch language. My favourite Paul Verhoeven film)
Zwarte Boek (or Black Book - Dutch and another nice Paul Verhoeven film)
Science Fiction ...
12 Monkeys
Blade Runner
Gattacca
Sunshine (a flawed film that doesn't quite do it, but it has some great scenes and I really like the music)
Westerns ...
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Searchers
Once Upon a Time in the West (The best of the spaghetti westerns)
A Fistful Of Dynamite (Another nice spaghetti western)
Also ...
Withnail and I
Mystery Train (much Jim Jarmusch weirdness)
Paris Texas (fantastic music soundtrack by Ry Cooder)
Dan
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Re: what's your favourite film - my lovefilm account is running dry

Wow, I don't know which one to add first.  Could it be Snow White or Once Upon a Time in the West ?
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Get Shorty?
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I quite fancied having films delivered but the problem is they all seem to want you to have a monthly contract whereas I would rather just have one or two when I feel like it and pay accordingly. I suppose that what I am looking for is like the local video shop but without the hassle of actually going there.
Don't suppose anyone has come across such a company on the Internet?
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I quite fancied having films delivered but the problem is they all seem to want you to have a monthly contract whereas I would rather just have one or two when I feel like it and pay accordingly. I suppose that what I am looking for is like the local video shop but without the hassle of actually going there.
Don't suppose anyone has come across such a company on the Internet?

try itunes.
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My favourite film of all time:
Magnolia
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Featuring Tom Cruise, but don't let that sway you either way - he's only one of many key characters.
It's very intelligent, and has different stories that centre round a different key character, and these stories sometimes link together, and sometimes don't; they weave together into a wonderful patchwork.  The characters are very well written and acted.  It's quite moving, and there's also some surreal parts.  And I won't spoil the strange event towards the end of the film.
Plus, I've been watching the new Battlestar Galactica from Lovefilm. I highly recommend it.  Remember to watch the TV mini-series, before the series.
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wow. what scope.
Old Boy
Princess Blade
Any of the Studio Ghibli films, but particularly My Neighbor Tortoro, Princess Mononoke and Tanuki Wars (might be called Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko)
The Corruptor
Tremors
Animal House
Battle Royale
Will edit if I think of any more but that should keep you going a bit.
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Pans Labyrinth and any other Guiermo Del Torro film
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Quote from: poppy
I quite fancied having films delivered but the problem is they all seem to want you to have a monthly contract whereas I would rather just have one or two when I feel like it and pay accordingly. I suppose that what I am looking for is like the local video shop but without the hassle of actually going there.
Don't suppose anyone has come across such a company on the Internet?

www.lovefilm.com
Or direct to the page with PAYG > www.lovefilm.com/visitor/new_offer.html
They do pay-as-you-go plans now, so you can buy credits and use them whenever you like.
(There is no minimum contract with any of their products either.)
EDIT: Should point out that their PAYG credits are only valid for 6mths. Wink
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In no particular order -
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
Dead Poets Society
Withnail and I
Duel
Bad Day at Black Rock
Little Big Man
This is Spinal Tap
Valdez is Coming
Hang 'em High
Pale Rider
Unforgiven
Mr Holland's Opus
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Saving Grace
Waking Ned
Local Hero
FX
Brassed Off
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Ryan's Daughter
The Sting
Blazing Saddles
The Shawshank Redemption
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Life of Brian
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I'm currently re-running the Final Destination trilogy and I love 'em.
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Some I'd like to recommend:
Dead Man's Shoes
Infernal Affairs (or The Departed if you don't like subtitles)
The Warrior
The Twilight Samurai
The Incredibles
Amelie
Cowboy Bebop - The Movie
Tokyo Godfathers
The Prisoner (the Cult TV series)