Hello everyone! We decided to make a post dedicated to picking movies! Please comment below with any suggestions you have for monthly themes or individual movies. We’ll curate some of them into groups of four movies that we could potentially use for future months. None of these are set in stone, and will likely evolve over time based on your suggestions. We won’t be able to list every movie you suggest here (there are so many!) but that doesn’t mean we won’t pick it at some point in the future. They’re all on the table!
Suggestions for a Cult Classics month:
-Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (this seems to be near-universally considered the best of the pre-Fury Road movies)
-The Big Lebowski
And if you want to go in a campier direction:
-The Rocky Horror Picture Show
-Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
For a romance I'd recommend "Before Sunrise".
For a road movie I'd recommend "Paris, Texas".
- 3 Idiots (Comedy-Drama)
- The Grand Seduction (Comedy)
- Bon cop bad cop (comedy buddy cop)
Movie based on play: The Producers
One of my favorite movie categories is espionage. I recommend Spy month:
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
"No Way Out"
"Three Days of the Condor"
Music (but not musicals) Month: Amadeus, Whiplash, Almost Famous, Tar, Inside Llewyn Davis, This Is Spinal Tap
For new releases I would love to see "The Banshees of Inisherin".
I have a suggestion for a Computer Month:
- The Imitation Game
- War Games
- Office Space
Suggestion for a future New Releases Month:
- Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022)
On January 1st, every film released in 1927 will enter the public domain, e.g. Metropolis, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, Wings, and The Jazz Singer. It could be fun to do some of these for a Public Domain month.
Underrated when they were released:
The Shawshank Redemption - It didn't even make its budget at the box office, initially. Only after it received a stunning 7 Oscar nominations (winning none) and subsequently being re-released to movie theatres, did it start its rise to success
The Big Lebowski - Was solid but not a big hit initially, only slowly gaining cult status
Both films would make for cool episodes in any case, whether in this category or in another one (e.g. "Top Rated on Imdb" or "So-called Cult classics")
Not sure where they would fit in, perhaps in art movies, but I'd really like to see episodes for Requiem for a Dream and Upstream Color.
Dance Movies: Saturday Night Fever, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Dirty Dancing, The Red Shoes.
For February, you could do Romantic Comedies: Pretty Woman, Sleepless in Seattle, Crazy Rich Asians, Moonstruck ?
I’m guessing this is not the preferred genre for most people here, but it could be fun to push us out of our comfort zones.
Slashers and Giallos: Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Not on your list yet, Road Trip movies. A few of my favourites are: Planes, Trains & Automobiles; The Sure Thing; Seeking a Friend for the End of the World; The Book of Eli; O Brother, Where Art Thou? but there are so many others as well.
I thought giving a movie recommendation in memory of Jean-Luc Godard since he passed away today, I hope it's fine with the club. It's a short called Letter to Freddy Buache where he films Lausanne. I discovered the movie today and I think it's one of his very poetic one. https://vimeo.com/11523072