I offered to make a movie list for some family members when we were on vacation and I thought I might as well share the same list with all of you. I stand by every single one of these movies, especially the ones that seem not all that interesting…those are the ones in particular I recommend. You can also see my lists, etc. on Imdb.com.
note: so most of these horror movies are either the kind to give you a heart attack from the suspense or just plain terrify you to the point you sleep with the lights on. You’ve been warned.
Funny Games [There is a 90s German version and a current American version. Both were done by the same director shot for shot so I approve of the American version even though I haven’t seen it. I mostly recommend the newer version because it has Tim Roth and Michael Pitt in it.]
Martyrs [This foreign horror film actually caused Manly Man to storm out at the end of it saying “I can’t believe you made me watch that.” Now they are in the process of making an American version but I’m fairly certain there is no way we can pull of that kind of insanity but who knows. This one gets a real serious warning, don’t watch this if you get too squeamish.]
Audition [This is an Asian horror film and one of the best of it’s kind. So creepy and there are memories from it I will never ever forget.]
The Orphanage [Super creepy and awesome.]
King of Kong [The only reason I watched this was because Gwen recommended it and for the most part I trust her recommendations. I did not think I’d get into a documentary about Donkey Kong but I was on the edge of my fucking seat the entire time. If anything you need to watch this to meet the most vile man on the planet, Billy, if I ever see him in person I hope to knee him in the nuts.]
Man on Wire [Beautfiul (true) story and I loved how the film was put together. About a man who decided to walk a tight rope between the Twin Towers.]
Lord Save Us From Your Followers [You might think this was about how much I hate religion (which I do) and how all the followers are a bunch of knobs but it’s not, it moved me to tears and is something every single person needs to see.]
The Thin Blue Line [A man is put in prison for a crime he did not committ and this documentary set him free.]
Wasteland [About a man who visits the largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and the journey he takes is an emotional one.]
Capturing the Friedmans [I can almost guarantee you’ll come out of this movie with no answers and that’s the best part of it. Also it’s a fascinating case.]
Hot Coffee [This only just came out but wow, I had a totally different opinion when I went into this than what I came out with. It’s about our litigious society (we are sue happy) and it starts with the woman who sued McDonalds for being burned by her coffee. I had always thought this woman was nuts but turns out, I didn’t know the whole story.]
note: I’m not going to explain these, watch them or not, I don’t care. They are good, that’s all that matters.