We have a DVD player again! But what can we watch?

@hvedra (1623)
June 8, 2010 8:18am CST
Our old DVD player died and we didn't replace it until we got the new computer. Now we can watch films again! Because we've been without one for around two years I think I've missed a lot of films because there was no point seeing what was available. I'm not into horror or gore/splatter nor am I into chick-flicks. My favourite films have been Roxanne (the one with Steve Martin), Still Crazy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Stardust, I Capture the Castle, The Mummy (just the first one) and Serenity. I quite like historical stuff but for comedy I prefer things like Spaced or Black Books and not American Pie type films. So, my fellow mylotters, any suggestions for good films of the past two years or so - or even some older than that if you think they are really good.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Jun 10
If you haven't seen UP you otta add it to your list. Here are some more recent ones: Law Abiding Citizen, Avatar, Paranoramal Activity, The Men Who Stare at Goats (funny) Here's some older ones: Silver Streak, Gangs of New York, Last of the Dogmen, Dances With WOlves, The Notebook, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Secondhand Lions, The Pursuit of Happiness, Radio, I am Sam, and Never Cry Wolf.
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@hvedra (1623)
10 Jun 10
The Men Who Stare at Goats sounds intriguing and looking at the cast even if the script was dire there would be some good performances.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jun 10
This movie is really funny. Pretty different too.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
9 Jun 10
I'm certainly not the person to ask. I think the most recent movie I saw at the theatre was "The Hunt for Red October." I really prefer the older movies. You've probably already seen this one, "Zulu." If you haven't seen it already, you might consider it. I think it's a great story of courage in an impossible situation, and it's true.
@hvedra (1623)
23 Jun 10
Oooh, Zulu, what a classic.... "[i]Men of Harlech stop your dreaming Can't you see their spear points gleaming[/i]" They really don't make 'em like that any more!
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
8 Jun 10
Hi Hvedra!. I believe this past two years I see many good movie, but I can not remember the title. I like Slum dog vermilion, my name is Khan, 100 DC, 300 Kingkong, Harry potter and many more.
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• Philippines
8 Jun 10
hi there. am happy for you. welcome to your new DVD player. ;-) you have a nice selection of movies. pretty cool. same thing here,i do not really like too much slapsticks movies. i want a movie that will satisfy my thoughts. i like feel-good movies, but i'd rather watch a movie where i can juice a lot of information. some movies that i can recommend to you: Vantage Point, The Golden Compass, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia, Alexander, Love Actually, Eragon, 10000 BC, Apocalypto, Avatar... just several that i can think of. let me go through my list, i can recommend more movies. happy watching.don't leave out the popcorn,k?
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@AmbiePam (49126)
• United States
9 Jun 10
I really liked Vantage Point too.
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• United States
17 Jun 10
well my favorite movies has been the fast and the furious, transformers 2, the proposal, from paris with love, and avatar.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jun 10
Avatar, I haven't seen it, but I want to. It's supposed to be awesome according to all my friends. Up, now that I watched. At first, I didn't think I was going to like it. It's like a book, they give you a lot of background so you can understand the movie, without it, you wouldn't understand a thing. But after 15 minutes, or so, it takes off.
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