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

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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

i don't keep up w/ box-office receipts and shit, but i always kind of thought that layer cake and moon did OK when they were in the cinemas or as rentals. they didn't pull down harry potter-type money or get twilight levels of hype, but neither are they one of those movies that no-one but hard-core film nerds have ever heard of.

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's weird to me that Lilya-4-Ever made the list, but 'Show Me Love' didn't, and I think that is 10 times over the best film.

uncondensed milky way (remy bean), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

choose just one of these 50 movies an entertainment weekly intern likes

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is bubba ho-tep actually any good? It's always seemed lol Bruce Campbl as Elvis to me.

uncondensed milky way (remy bean), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's pretty much what it is, but that's not really a bad thing.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rules of attraction is great.

Bubba ho-tep is fun, yeah.

(✿◠‿◠) (ENBB), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

idk (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never saw lilya 4-ever cuz i heard there was a scene in it that would make me cry

interesting they went for that over fucking åmal/show me love or together tho

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think i voted memories of murder, maybe ghost dog, idocracy is terrible but it has some good lines

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

go away im baitin!

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

tho i guess that would be batin

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

gatorade its what plants crave

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

for anyone who wants to see a sweet scifi romantic comedy starring dinafrio and tomei happy accidents is a recommend

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

george washington is good, primer too

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I liked Lilya 4-Ever but the end kind of ruined it for me, to be honest. Don't want to discuss it too much, because spoilers.

emil.y, Saturday, 30 June 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i never saw lilya 4-ever cuz i heard there was a scene in it that would make me cry

The whole thing will make you cry. A number of people had to be physically helped from the cinema when i saw it. It's horrific but enormously powerful. It's also completely different to Fucking Amal.

Temporarily Famous In The Czech Republic (ShariVari), Saturday, 30 June 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw Ghost Dog in France. I found a screening with English subtitles, and it turns out I pick the one movie that happened to have a funny scene half in French, which of course was not subtitled.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 June 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i saw it in france too!

funny-skrillex-bee_132455836669.gif (s1ocki), Saturday, 30 June 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

memories of murder is good but it kind of paled to the host and i saw that one first so my expectations were crazy high

da croupier, Saturday, 30 June 2012 16:01 (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 (1 year ago) Permalink

primer

WheatusVEVO (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:22 (1 year 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 (1 year 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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