EW the 50 best MOVIES youve NEVER seen...made after 1991

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Kinda hate Primer, actually. A dull, needlessly convoluted and dramatically inert rendering of potentially interesting material.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Friday, 29 June 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

the magdalene sisters the best of these that i've seen

Mordy, Friday, 29 June 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm so allergic to entertainment weekly i might as well be a jonathan rosenbaum-level dick. or dr. morbius. peter travers *rolls eyes down the street, onto the freeway, six hours later my eyes are in las vegas at the mandalay bay buffet*

Misc. Carnivora (Matt P), Friday, 29 June 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd watch any of these again:

24 hour party people
cold comfort farm
eve's bayou
ghost dog
the iron giant
marwencal
the ref
the rules of attraction

EZ Snappin, Friday, 29 June 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

of the ones i've seen they're 50/50 great/shitty.

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

murderball was 50/50 great/shitty in the same movie.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

i liked rules of attraction in college but when i tried to watch it again recently it was reaaaall rough

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

faves are probably 24 hour party people, DIG!, The Ref and maybe wendy and lucy

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

to their credit, the half of the movies I haven't seen I do feel like I should

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

even if i know i'll hate half

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lilya 4-Ever is one of my favourite films. Pick of the rest, Perfect Blue and
Together.

Temporarily Famous In The Czech Republic (ShariVari), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I did really enjoy Rare Exports, out of the ones that haven't been repped for so far.

emil.y, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am always confused by The Iron Giant, because it's from 1999, but I remember a film *just like it* from when I was a little kid.

emil.y, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i also like 'fish tank' quite a bit

johnny crunch, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

One of these three:

enter the void (2009)
ghost dog: the way of the samurai (1999)
the iron giant (1999)

Of the ones I don't like, I think Rescue Dawn is right up there with the worst.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

murderball was 50/50 great/shitty in the same movie.

Feel that way about Idiocracy.

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Idiocracy is horrible

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Idiocracy was funny til it wussed out in the end.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Idiocracy was racist til it racist

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, i remember in like 1994 I asked my friend if i should see the Ref and he was all, "The whole is just "FUCK YOU! NO FUCK YOU" and so i haven;t watched it to this day

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

some cool movies on this list. going enter the voooooiddd

some dude nights (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 29 June 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have seen some of these movies

lag∞n, Friday, 29 June 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Idiocracy was racist even when it wasn't racist. But Fuddruckers --> Buttfuckers is XD

old people are made of poop (Eric H.), Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Century of the Self was pretty great, surprised to see it on the list actually

Chris S, Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

why this is a list of good movies

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 01:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

just the whole anti-consumerism/anti-marketing theme not really being your usual entertainment weekly material

Chris S, Saturday, 30 June 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Marwencol, Memories of Murder, Rescue Daw, Wendy and Lucy all great, most of the rest is hopelessly random. Went for Marwencol.

Simon H., Saturday, 30 June 2012 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah shit, didn't see Wendy and Lucy on there. gave a vote to Ghost Dog instead. dogs, man.

circa1916, Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Glad someone voted Marwencol.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Idiocracy is horrible

― da croupier, Friday, June 29, 2012 7:34 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tho i did lol at least a little at the buttfuckers thing.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've seen and liked

24 hr party people
backbeat
bubba ho-tep
cold comfort farm
the daytrippers
DIG!
next stop wonderland
murderball
the ref
rules of attraction
walking and talking

Voting 24 hr pp.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like some others, the paradoxical nature of this poll jumped out at me...Wendy and Lisa, followed by The Daytrippers. I saw The Rules of Attraction a few weeks ago. Loved the "Colours" sequence, liked it on the whole, found parts a little flashy. Roger Avary spoke before and after. God, does he ramble.

clemenza, Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wendy and Lucy--and I was concentrating on not making that very mistake.

clemenza, Saturday, 30 June 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

That would be a very different movie.

Electro-Shock Rory (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Decided to go with Cold Comfort Farm because I saw something nasty in the wood shed.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

disowning all ilxors who don't vote Ghost Dog

mh, Saturday, 30 June 2012 04:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Iron Giant

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 30 June 2012 05:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like a bunch of these, but will vote George Washington out of nostalgia for a time when David Gordon Green was going to be an important and interesting dude.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 30 June 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

And special shout-out to Box of Moonlight for being filmed in/around Knoxville.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 30 June 2012 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

this one, i think

uncondensed milky way (remy bean), Saturday, 30 June 2012 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

memories of murder.

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

then probably 24 hr pp, ghost dog, iron giant, and perfect blue.

me so fat (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

torn between 'the daytrippers' and 'together'

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

looooove Walking and Talking, which does what the title says.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

iron giant won my vote, though i strongly considered ghost dog, 24 hour party people and marwencol.

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hate a few of those, but these are all good:

Iron Giant
Devil's Playground
Fly Away Home
Together
Orphanage
Eve's Bayou
Layer Cake
Rescue Dawn
24 Hour Party People
Rare Exports
Memories of Murder
Moon

Idiocracy is sort of brilliant despite being messed with by the studio disaster.

Anyway, what a stupid random EW list.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 June 2012 13:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait is Rules of Attraction that awful Brett Easton Ellis thing? That was awful.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Backbeat haha.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some good movies on this list (lots and lots of Sam Rockwell hah). Memories of Murder probably the best of the bunch, but there is a bunch of stuff I wouldn't have any issue with watching again.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

also think "white trash idjuts" might be a racially loaded term but hey

coopflaggypost (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 5 July 2012 10:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voted "DIG!" Saw this once because it happened to be free on Hulu -- it's a documentary about bands I don't know anything about or even really care about but it was riveting.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Thursday, 5 July 2012 12:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think there is a big ilx thread on the racism or not of idiocracy

voted bamboozled

thomp, Thursday, 5 July 2012 13:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

why is idiocracy racist? the black dude is president, he's smarter than every other character in a world full of straight up stupid characters (including the only middlingly dumb lead), he saves the day... i mean, ok, there's some pimpology going on and stuff, but given that basically the whole movie is making fun of a) white trash idjuts and b) the dorky white upper middle class dorks they outbreed off the face of the earth.... i just don't see it.

some dude otm. the only real social difference between this "stupid" future and our own present day is the heavy presence of hispanic names and faces at every level of society. i just don't understand why judge thought this was necessary or funny.

contenderizer, Thursday, 5 July 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, i see this has been discussed to death by two camps on another thread. i'll call it a tie - i get what the racist camp saying, but i don't really see mike judge as some sort of kkk sympathizer or anything. comedy, sometimes it pushes buttons i guess. i still think it was funny as hell - all the awesome quotes on the other thread made me want to watch it again

messiahwannabe, Thursday, 5 July 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean i can give him the benefit of the doubt that being from Texas he just thought of the ubiquity of hispanic names as the norm and factored in that it's a growing population in general, but not putting two and two together how that would come across in a movie about society getting dumber would be pretty naive/wreckless

some dude, Thursday, 5 July 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

24 hour party people both sucks and blows

who was the other two family house voter??

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 6 July 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol i think it's ok but i maintain u have 2 be a britisher of the rt age or a hardcore anglophile 2 rly get off on it

johnny crunch, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have a hard time believing ghost dog is good but maybe i shd watch it

johnny crunch, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I still have never seen 24 hour party people.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Friday, 6 July 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's kind of shocking, nicole!

i mean i can give him the benefit of the doubt that being from Texas he just thought of the ubiquity of hispanic names as the norm and factored in that it's a growing population in general, but not putting two and two together how that would come across in a movie about society getting dumber would be pretty naive/wreckless

this and the lack of any acknowledgement of class (who designs these machines for idiots?), plus having a lead be a squirming luke wilson who just frowns at everything undercut the occasional good bit (like dr. justin long). that he followed this film with The Goode Family and a movie about the misery of owning a factory full of lazy workers hasn't made me want to be any kinder to it.

da croupier, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

everyone deserves to see george washington

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Extract is a terrible terrible movie. xp

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Friday, 6 July 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp george washington is as good as anything by malick and also as bad, but somehow more affecting, first because they're little kids and second because they're non-actors

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would say it is actually better than any of the others english-language movies above it except maybe bamboozled

and uh i haven't seen the foreign language ones

of the rest on the list

chuck & buck (2000) - recommended to anyone who wants to watch a movie in which the best and most memorable line is "chuck and buck ... suck and fuck"

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i saw it in college and that is basically the only thing i remember

da croupier, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

nice results. of the top 10, i like 7 of the 8 i've seen. voted for bamboozled.

contenderizer, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

i blathered plenty about my problems with bamboozled in the bamboozled thread, but i'll admit the good bits have stuck in my head more than the bad

da croupier, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

felt vague motion sickness after enter the void iirc its p wack other than the rad title card/credits

johnny crunch, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i will go to bat for my summer of love, perfect blue, enter the void, backbeat

i'm w/ contenderizer about rescue dawn

ghost dog is not going to impress anyone who has not already been impressed with kill bill or adult swim

the orphanage starts out as good as ringu or juon or whatever but then degenerates into sub-pan's labyrinth schlock

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

enter the void perhaps best appreciated over consecutive nights in bed, on cough syrup

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

"lilya 4-ever" is great if you like stuff like haneke and "un prophet", which i quite do

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i recall thinking "the ref" was fucking genius as a hs senior

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i voted lilya. i shd really revisit moodysson stuff to cnfirm how much i recall liking that (&together) but im a huge stan of his

g. wash is good; i prefer all the real girls tbrr

johnny crunch, Friday, 6 July 2012 00:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

rescue dawn's solid, its going for something way different from little dieter. it has a very german sense of humor.

Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 6 July 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

i feel like there is another movie with an "emigrating to western europe" plot that was in some ways similar, but i'm forgetting ... i recall a memorable sequence where they were arguing in a trailer park by the freeway and everything was beige or this nasty drizzly grey daylight color, somewhere like belgium or the netherlands.

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 01:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

similar to lilja-4-ever

i was surprised there's no haneke on that list

the late great, Friday, 6 July 2012 01:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

this and the lack of any acknowledgement of class (who designs these machines for idiots?)

computers designed and manufactured in days of yore, i think? ones that break easily and no one can fix? not sure it's important to the enjoyment of the film, i think it's pretty clear from the get go one has to suspend a bit of disbelief here. "just repeat to yourself it's just a show, i should really just relax" etc etc

on the other hand, people on lix are starting to quote messages in their responses! this is excellent, i've been lobbying for this for years! it almost makes me want to agree with you!

messiahwannabe, Friday, 6 July 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

People have been quoting things for a solid decade.

I'm not entirely clear on the thematic or stylistic link between Ghost Dog and Adult Swim.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 6 July 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was surprised there's no haneke on that list

first time this has ever been said by anyone about an entertainment weekly list

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Friday, 6 July 2012 08:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

the orphanage was v v scary to watch in a theater, stuck with me afterwards

of family bonds and individual triumph. Narrated by Tim Allen, (zachlyon), Friday, 6 July 2012 08:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

One thing I will give 24 Hour Party People is that, as I recall, it's one of the few movies besides Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me that really captures what a loud club is like. The sound was amazing, but also the atmosphere, everything. I remember feeling unsatisfied with the ending, but maybe that's part of music history so suffer.

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 6 July 2012 13:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Since it's not the kind of thing you're likely to seek out, another shout for Fly Away Home: Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin in genuinely fun/moving family/nature adventure directed by Carroll Ballard (The Black Stallion), Never Cry Wolf).

Pete Scholtes, Friday, 6 July 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

People have been quoting things for a solid decade.

yeah - on other boards! for some reason here they always say xpost here. xpost. geeze, which xpost goddamn it! there's always only like 927 answers per question/thread to chose from. i mean, yeah, i know, suppose i could theoretically decipher from context, reading all previous posts, but sometimes, what can i say tldr (<-useful webslang from other board[s?])

anyway screw it, ilx is ilx, i'm not complaining. i liklove the erase-what-you-were-typing-and-type-something-else thing they do here

messiahwannabe, Saturday, 7 July 2012 13:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've seen 13 of these. Probably would have voted for Together.

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Saturday, 7 July 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

ok, so i'm making my way through various thread recommendations, and if i could go back in time and change the past i'd totally give happy accidents a vote.

messiahwannabe, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

DIG! was an interesting movie but i'd have liked it better if i liked the bands at *all*. all that talk about crazy dude's staggering genius and i'm thinking "it's just a mediocre indie take on 60's kitch, why does anybody even care!?!?" i remember being completely underwhelmed with them in the 90's or whenever they came out as well but i suppose they must have had their fans. still, interesting enough flick.

so, what should i watch next? i've now seen (in order of most enjoyment):

idiocracy (2006) 2
moon (2009) 1
ghost dog: the way of the samurai (1999) 7
24 hour party people (2002) 10
happy accidents (2000) 0
the iron giant (1999) 8
bubba ho-tep (2002) 0
marwencol (2010) 3
DIG! (2004) 1
layer cake (2005) 0
+ i tried to watch cold comfort farm but couldn't even make it past the first 10 minutes.

i tried to watch "together" but the subtitles seemed screwed up, so not that one.

messiahwannabe, Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

primer

WheatusVEVO (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, i understood maybe 80% of that? 70%? lets be generous and say 71%. i may watch it again today to see if it makes more sense. i understand it's meant to be convoluted and hard to parse the first time around...

anyway good recommend, i like time travel stories.

messiahwannabe, Saturday, 25 August 2012 04:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

two family house!! i loved that movie when it came out. it really spoke to me. michael rispoli's such an underrated actor. i actually had a dream with him in it a few weeks ago - i told him he was really underrated and he thanked me and invited me to eat a spaghetti dinner with his family, which i accepted

― Black_vegeta (Hungry4Ass), Saturday, June 30, 2012 12:15 PM (11 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i watched this, def solid. the frank whaley narration is a bit bzarre imo tho. canks, rispoli is on 'magic city' on starz now tho not in it nearly enough yea love him

johnny crunch, Sunday, 30 June 2013 01:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Rispoli is really great in the otherwise-useless The Rum Diary.

Simon H., Sunday, 30 June 2013 02:12 (1 year ago) Permalink


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