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Topic: Films That Have Touched You
Username: BA787
Posted 2007-01-04 19:01:46 and read 2287 times.

This thread is dedicated to the films that have made you think and made you quite sad.

For me:

United 93
Titanic
Crash

I may think of more.

And Skiddy, this is not about films that made you touch yourself, understood?  Big grin

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: EWS
Posted 2007-01-04 19:03:21 and read 2287 times.

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
And Skiddy, this is not about films that made you touch yourself, understood?

I do recall him mentioning he got Brokeback Mountain on DVD for xmas  rotf !

Lew

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Confuscius
Posted 2007-01-04 19:19:26 and read 2271 times.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: BA787
Posted 2007-01-04 19:24:30 and read 2263 times.

No-one is taking this seriously

Quoting EWS (Reply 1):
I do recall him mentioning he got Brokeback Mountain on DVD for xmas

 rotfl  Does skiddy even know what gay means these days? Isnt he a bit old, maybe he still thinks it means happy.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Chachu201
Posted 2007-01-04 19:25:39 and read 2265 times.

Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
No-one is taking this seriously

Fine. Black Hawk Down.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Aerobalance
Posted 2007-01-04 19:37:15 and read 2245 times.

Grand Prix
LeMans
Driving Miss Daisy (Porn Version)

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: IFEMaster
Posted 2007-01-04 19:38:36 and read 2241 times.

Alive.
The Shawshank Redemption.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: YOWza
Posted 2007-01-04 19:40:46 and read 2236 times.

Shaving Ryan's Privates
The Da Vinci Load

YOWza

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: IFEMaster
Posted 2007-01-04 19:46:52 and read 2224 times.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 7):
Shaving Ryan's Privates
The Da Vinci Load

You forgot about The Sperminator and Black C*ck Down.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Atrude777
Posted 2007-01-04 19:49:20 and read 2223 times.

United 93
The Color Purple
Love Actually


Alex

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Adopim88
Posted 2007-01-04 19:50:06 and read 2213 times.

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
Titanic

That was one that caught me.
The Deep End of the Ocean really caught me.

Can't think of others right now

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Queso
Posted 2007-01-04 19:50:44 and read 2213 times.

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
Films That Have Touched You

All the 8mm home movies that I converted to DVD. They are the only films I have ever touched.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: HT
Posted 2007-01-04 19:59:10 and read 2206 times.

Leon - The Professional (Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Nathalie Portman)
Thelma & Louise (Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis)
A league of their own (again Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Bill Pullman)
(to some degree: ) "Stepmom" (again: Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Julia Roberts)
-HT

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Adopim88
Posted 2007-01-04 20:06:24 and read 2198 times.

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 9):
The Color Purple

Oh, there's another good one!

My Girl
The Good Son (kind of more suspense type stuff, but the end was crazy)

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: UALPHLCS
Posted 2007-01-04 20:14:50 and read 2194 times.

Movies that touched me:

United 93
Field of Dreams
It's a Wonderful Life
Black Hawk Down

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2007-01-04 20:16:27 and read 2193 times.

Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 10):
The Deep End of the Ocean

Isn't that the one with the chick that lives at Walmart?

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Thomson735
Posted 2007-01-04 20:17:52 and read 2192 times.

Crash
The Weather man
Field of dreams
United 93

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Tom in NO
Posted 2007-01-04 20:18:00 and read 2192 times.

The one I saw most recently comes to mind....."We Are Marshall"...

Tom at MSY

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: YooYoo
Posted 2007-01-04 20:23:33 and read 2180 times.

The Color Purple.....seen it last night for the first time !!
Big Fish
Blow

and to continue with some members train of thought....

The Bitches of Westwood
Sex Sluts in the Slammer
 Wink

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Thom@s
Posted 2007-01-04 20:38:31 and read 2167 times.

Requiem for a dream

Thom@s

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2007-01-04 20:39:16 and read 2167 times.

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 19):
Requiem for a dream

That's such a weird movie. I got lost...

I gotta say I like Crash. The one with LA cops.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Adopim88
Posted 2007-01-04 20:43:15 and read 2165 times.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 15):
Isn't that the one with the chick that lives at Walmart?

No, that is "Where the Heart Is", I believe... Look up The Deep End of the Ocean on Imdb! Big grin

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Wrighbrothers
Posted 2007-01-04 20:59:28 and read 2155 times.

Well:

Brotherhood of war ('Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo' in Korean). A great Korean war movie, you should watch it if you get the chance, great yet heart breaking strory-line.

Joint Security area (or JSA for short).('Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA' in Korean). Another Korean war film well worth seeing

Black Hawk down (although not as touching as the past 2)


wrighbrothers

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: QXatFAT
Posted 2007-01-04 21:10:04 and read 2141 times.

Black Hawk Down
Hotel Rowanda
United 93

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Yellowstone
Posted 2007-01-04 21:17:30 and read 2137 times.

I'm surprised that Apollo 13 has not come up yet. That one always gets me. Also, you all have to see Grave of the Fireflies. It's a Studio Ghibli anime film that shows what happens to two Japanese children following the firebombing of Tokyo. Phenominally depressing film, but it is definitely worth seeing.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Siren
Posted 2007-01-04 21:27:21 and read 2131 times.

Titanic
Until The End Of The World
Contact

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Speedbird747BA
Posted 2007-01-04 21:27:27 and read 2236 times.

Shinkai, anyone?

 banghead   biting   covereyes 

For me:
The Notebook
Hotel Rwanda
An Uncivil War (about Liberia)


Cheers,
Kyle

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Agill
Posted 2007-01-04 21:31:47 and read 2226 times.

Requiem for a Dream

And all you who didn't post links, shame on you! I have almost worn out my Ctrl, v and c-buttons.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Superfly
Posted 2007-01-04 21:39:56 and read 2212 times.

Fahrenheit 9/11
Roger & Me

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: EI787
Posted 2007-01-04 21:59:03 and read 2186 times.

Hotel Rwanda - What a great movie!

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: AsstChiefMark
Posted 2007-01-04 22:15:08 and read 2175 times.

Hadashi no Gen is a Japanese anime movie from 1983. I generally don't like Japanese anime, but this one's quite unique.

It depicts the life of six-year-old Hadashi during the first couple weeks of August 1945. He lives in Hiroshima. Here's a five-minute clip:



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085218/

It's available from Netflix and Blockbuster.

Mark

[Edited 2007-01-04 22:25:57]

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Queso
Posted 2007-01-04 22:19:02 and read 2173 times.

Ok, I'll be serious this time.

Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams. Anybody else seen it?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182789/

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: 777236ER
Posted 2007-01-04 22:21:31 and read 2167 times.

Un Chein Andalou

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Skyman
Posted 2007-01-04 22:28:41 and read 2153 times.

Welcome to Sarajevo
Not easy to watch, but it gets you thinking.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Iakobos
Posted 2007-01-04 22:55:14 and read 2145 times.

Snow White and the seven dwarfs
at a period in time, long ago, when most girls in their early twenties were still virgins, boys were neatly dressed and decent, the language was spoken and written as it was intended to be. Most of you would not know...

Closer...(early sixties) b/w
"Si tous les gars du monde" by Christian Jacque (only in French AFAIK)
At the height of the cold war, a (basically true) story in which a hard to believe human solidarity chain develops to save a few fishermen at sea.

Almost close... (seventies) intentionally b/w
"The Elephant Man" the (true) story of a man suffering from elephantiasis, removed from his mentor/enslaver showing him around as a circus animal, and demonstrating how nature can produce so much kindness in such an horrible human enveloppe.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Rolfen
Posted 2007-01-04 22:56:45 and read 2141 times.

american history x

.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Thom@s
Posted 2007-01-04 22:57:44 and read 2146 times.

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 35):
american history x

Another good one...

Thom@s

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Chachu201
Posted 2007-01-04 23:16:28 and read 2134 times.

Quoting Queso (Reply 31):
Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams

Hey! I saw that and thought it was brilliant! I gotta say I had a little sniff in the end scene  Wink

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: FXramper
Posted 2007-01-04 23:18:48 and read 2131 times.

I cried (teared up) at the end of Armageddon when the little boy gets to reunite with his dad and I cried at the end of Cast Away when Chuck kisses Kelly one last time.

Guys can cry too!  yes 

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Queso
Posted 2007-01-04 23:49:29 and read 2111 times.

Quoting Chachu201 (Reply 37):
Quoting Queso (Reply 31):
Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams

Hey! I saw that and thought it was brilliant!

I think it's very underrated and everyone should see it. It's a family movie, too. Robin Williams was great in that and also in One Hour Photo, where he played a part very uncharacteristic of what you would expect from him, almost spooky.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: United767
Posted 2007-01-05 00:23:51 and read 2093 times.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 38):
I cried (teared up) at the end of Armageddon when the little boy gets to reunite with his dad and I cried at the end of Cast Away when Chuck kisses Kelly one last time.

Glad I am not the only guy that did that. That part got me teared up to.  yes 

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Johnboy79
Posted 2007-01-05 00:50:57 and read 2079 times.

-Life is Beautiful
-The Shawshank Redemption
-Big Fish
-October Sky

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Femme
Posted 2007-01-05 02:39:35 and read 2048 times.

The killing fields
Schrindlers List ( spelling?)
The Green Mile

 cry 

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Tom12
Posted 2007-01-05 03:11:43 and read 2035 times.

Quoting Queso (Reply 39):
Quoting Chachu201 (Reply 37):
Quoting Queso (Reply 31):
Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams

Hey! I saw that and thought it was brilliant!

I think it's very underrated and everyone should see it. It's a family movie, too. Robin Williams was great in that and also in One Hour Photo, where he played a part very uncharacteristic of what you would expect from him, almost spooky.

The movie is really underated. Robin Williams, in my pinion is just an amazing actor. Never plays a bad part.

Tom

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2007-01-05 03:24:07 and read 2027 times.

Irreversible
Der Untergang (downfall)
Gegen Die Wand (head on)
21 Grams
Turtles can fly

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: CF188A
Posted 2007-01-05 03:25:09 and read 2028 times.

Pursuit of Happiness with Will Smith

Rocky (new one)

The Green Mile

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: TZ757300
Posted 2007-01-05 03:30:25 and read 2020 times.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 30):
Hadashi no Gen

I have no words for this clip. This has got to be the most realistic cartoon I have ever seen. I almost teared up just watching that clip.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: FlyDeltaJets87
Posted 2007-01-05 03:31:25 and read 2020 times.

United 93
World Trade Center
We Were Soldiers
Flags of Our Fathers
Remember the Titans

A few that fit that category for me.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Speedbird747BA
Posted 2007-01-05 03:33:54 and read 2021 times.

Quoting Femme (Reply 42):
Schrindlers List ( spelling?)

Schindler's List

Quoting Femme (Reply 42):
The killing fields

Good movie, sad. I have the song Nessun Dorma on my iPod.

Quoting Johnboy79 (Reply 41):
The Shawshank Redemption

Why do ppl think this is sad? I thought it had a happy ending.

Quoting Skyman (Reply 33):
Welcome to Sarajevo

What is this about?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
Fahrenheit 9/11

BS.

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):
Grand Prix

An amazing film.

Has anyone here ever seen an Uncivil War? I loved it but have only seen it on the Discovery Times channel. Anyone know where I can get it?

Cheers,
Kyle

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Duff44
Posted 2007-01-05 03:48:03 and read 2008 times.

Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 5):
Grand Prix
LeMans

Surprised to see these two on this list... but both are fantastic

Rudy (yeah I know... shut up  Wink )
It's a Wonderful Life
61*
Forrest Gump

I don't watch a lot of movies, so my breadth is not as vast as some...

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: J_Hallgren
Posted 2007-01-05 03:53:40 and read 2005 times.

I'll agree on this:

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 48):
Schindler's List

It's been too many years since I saw it, but I seem to recall "My Life As A Dog" (the Swedish language version) also had an effect...

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Trvyyz
Posted 2007-01-05 03:57:26 and read 1998 times.

CRASH

Very sad ending.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2007-01-05 03:59:52 and read 2000 times.

Quoting Trvyyz (Reply 51):
CRASH

Very sad ending.

most overrated film i've seen...along with million dollar baby.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: WindowSeat
Posted 2007-01-05 04:33:48 and read 1981 times.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 52):
most overrated film i've seen...

If you lived in the United States, this film would mean a lot more to you than what meets the eye. There is a reason this film won Best Picture at the Academy awards. This film underscores the irony in our lives and the way our decisions are shaped by the stereotypes we wrap ourselves in.

So, the answer to the thread for me is obvious...

CRASH.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2007-01-05 04:46:44 and read 1975 times.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 53):
If you lived in the United States, this film would mean a lot more to you than what meets the eye. There is a reason this film won Best Picture at the Academy awards. This film underscores the irony in our lives and the way our decisions are shaped by the stereotypes we wrap ourselves in.

So, the answer to the thread for me is obvious...

CRASH.

the film is innately racist itself...it does nothing but shove racism in your face from start to finish...you think that kind of decision making is confined to the USA? the whole world thinks in a similar vein, not just those in the USA. it was so predictable that it was bad, of course the latino who rocks up to fix the house is going to be seen as a gangbanger with all his tats..turns out he was a nice guy, then again, how many gangbangers would a firm send out to fix your locks?

same with Dillon...seen it over and over, hardened cop who smells the roses by the end of the film, infact the script was shithouse from start to finish. i found it more insulting then anything else, the characters all speak the same voice of racism. the film infers that it will tell me who i am...i can tell you this much, i'm not that stupid to fall for the predictable, it's more a film for the masses which uses emotion to suck those who can't think outside the square into it's realm.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: TRVYYZ
Posted 2007-01-05 06:42:34 and read 1944 times.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 53):
This film underscores the irony in our lives and the way our decisions are shaped by the stereotypes we wrap ourselves in.

 checkmark 

Racism exists in both directions and doesn't help anyone, I guess, I thought the film did a good job in conveying that message.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: LTU932
Posted 2007-01-05 07:17:04 and read 1930 times.

- Braveheart (it left me pretty scared when I watched it the first time, because it's very graphic in the fighting scenes)
- Schindler's List
- A Clockwork Orange (it was funny, yet horrifying at the same time)
- Good Bye, Lenin!
- Passion of the Christ
- Conspiracy (an film from HBO on the Wannsee Conference. Kenneth Branagh was pretty frightening in his role as Reinhard Heydrich, but he played the role very well)
- Fatherland (a TV film on an American jounalist set in an alternate timeline, where D-Day turned out to be a failure and the Nazis controlled almost all of Europe.)

I'd like to see "Der Untergang" sometime. I heard it's a good movie to watch.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: AerospaceFan
Posted 2007-01-05 08:13:41 and read 1916 times.

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
This thread is dedicated to the films that have made you think and made you quite sad.

Here are three, offhand:

Terminator 2
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Sophie's Choice

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Chachu201
Posted 2007-01-05 10:50:14 and read 1888 times.

Quoting Queso (Reply 39):
I think it's very underrated and everyone should see it. It's a family movie, too. Robin Williams was great in that and also in One Hour Photo, where he played a part very uncharacteristic of what you would expect from him, almost spooky.



Quoting Tom12 (Reply 43):
The movie is really underated. Robin Williams, in my pinion is just an amazing actor. Never plays a bad part.

Yeah, Bicentennial Man was originally on Channel 5 a few years ago, and I havent seen anything about it since. My 8 year old sister also enjoyed it, so it's suitable for all.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: KaiGywer
Posted 2007-01-05 14:45:20 and read 1865 times.

Quoting Speedbird747BA (Reply 26):
Hotel Rwanda

Great movie. Had to see this for extra credit in film class. Glad I did.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Halls120
Posted 2007-01-05 15:28:43 and read 1857 times.

Ordinary People
Field of Dreams
Big Fish
Schindler's List

Sophie's Choice - I've never watched since I saw it on first run.

Quoting Queso (Reply 31):
Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams. Anybody else seen it?

Outstanding movie. As others have noted, a very underrated movie, and outstanding performance by Robin Williams. He doesn't get proper credit for his ability.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: BA787
Posted 2007-01-05 18:09:11 and read 1833 times.

Quoting Femme (Reply 42):
Schrindlers List ( spelling?)

Watched that in history, and it was moving

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 53):
If you lived in the United States, this film would mean a lot more to you than what meets the eye.

It meant a lot to me, and Qantas077 have you watched the film.


WOW So many replies, thanks guys

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: PLANAR
Posted 2007-01-05 20:11:12 and read 1813 times.

Requiem for a dream
Forrest Gump
The Truman Show
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
V for Vendetta
Mulholland Drive


And of course in Hindi (if someone follows Indian Cinema):
BLACK

Regards
PLA

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: AerospaceFan
Posted 2007-01-05 21:31:29 and read 1795 times.

Another great tear-jerker: Dragonheart, with Sean Connery as the voice of the Draco the Dragon.

Honorable mention: Frequency, which, like Dragonheart, also starred Dennis Quaid. This film was more heartwarming than saddening, in my view.

I'll differ with the opinion that Titanic was particularly moving; to me, it was fascinating as a period piece and for its SFX, but Leo DiCaprio was just too irritating as far as I was concerned. In addition, the primary (other than inanimate) villain was too arch, and I didn't really find the portrayal of "The Unsinkable" Molly Brown believable. For me, The Abyss, another James Cameron film, trumps Titanic any day.

[Edited 2007-01-05 21:40:10]

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Kmh1956
Posted 2007-01-06 01:06:19 and read 1768 times.

Born Free
Romeo and Juliet (the 1968 Zefirelli version....not that crap with DiCaprio)
Pay it Forward
Jesus Christ Superstar
LOTR trilogy
Exodus

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: AndesSMF
Posted 2007-01-06 01:09:50 and read 1767 times.

The one that never fails to bring tears to my eyes is 'Immortal Beloved', and well done fantasy story about Beethoven.

The part that for some reason always affects me (and this is true) is when the 9th symphony was premiered, and he walked up to the stage. The crowd went wild with applause after the performance, but the conductor had to turn him around, since he was deaf enough not to hear this.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Speedbird747BA
Posted 2007-01-06 01:18:45 and read 1765 times.

Quoting PLANAR (Reply 62):
V for Vendetta

I loved this movie as a movie, but I absolutely hate what it implied.

Just my interpretation, but it seemed to me that the movied condoned vandalism and anarchy, as well as blowing up buildings if its 'for a cause'. Im sure everyone on here feels different than me on this and Ill get bashed, but I cant lie.

Cheers,
Kyle

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Soups
Posted 2007-01-06 01:39:07 and read 1756 times.

Hotel Rwanda tops it for me

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Monorail
Posted 2007-01-06 02:33:24 and read 1743 times.

American Beauty. I'm surprised no one mentioned it.

Quoting Yellowstone (Reply 24):
Apollo 13

 checkmark 

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: CF188A
Posted 2007-01-06 02:33:35 and read 1743 times.

surprized nobody put Patch Adams

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: WindowSeat
Posted 2007-01-06 04:45:06 and read 1720 times.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 54):
the characters all speak the same voice of racism.

It exists everywhere as you said and that is what the film is trying to convey. The central idea being, racism/stereotyping is unfounded and is clearly wrong. I don't see a problem in making a film about that.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 54):
the film infers that it will tell me who i am...i can tell you this much, i'm not that stupid to fall for the predictable, it's more a film for the masses which uses emotion to suck those who can't think outside the square into it's realm.

What are you trying to say?...whether the masses are stupid and racist or that you are better than them in some way. You're missing the point of the film. You don't have to be practising what the film portrays to appreciate it. In fact, by assuming just that as you have, you've proved the central idea of the film that unfounded stereotypes are wrong. You're no different than the characters in the film.

cheers

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: ROCBUFDEN
Posted 2007-01-07 04:59:49 and read 1667 times.

In the Name of the Father

Clerks-the alternate ending

Donnie Darko

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Carmenlu15
Posted 2007-01-07 05:43:47 and read 1658 times.

Passion of the Christ

I Am Sam

The Brooke Ellison Story... really inspiring.

Quoting Queso (Reply 31):

Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams. Anybody else seen it?

Yup, and agree with you on that one. An amazing acting by Robin Williams...

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Halls120
Posted 2007-01-07 21:22:09 and read 1635 times.

Quoting Monorail (Reply 68):
American Beauty. I'm surprised no one mentioned it.

I loved American Beauty. But did it "touch" me? No. As to why, as one commentator put it for more elegantly than I could, "Even bigger problem for the film is lack of characters with whom the audience could identify with - every major character in the film is either hypocritical, psychotic or in some other way dislikeable. The only exception could be found in the character of Lester with whose personal rebellion against the establishment the audience could sympathise, but only until the very end when AMERICAN BEAUTY succumbs to 1990s Hollywood conventions of morality."

Great flick, but not all that touching.

Quoting CF188A (Reply 69):
surprized nobody put Patch Adams

One of the few Robin Williams movies I never cared for. Again, to quote someone more eloquent than me, "Holiday cheer is one thing but, to belabor the point, this contrived feel-good film is a bit like adding artificial sweetener to eggnog."

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: TUSaadvantage
Posted 2007-01-07 22:19:55 and read 1631 times.

For me, its "Office Sluts". Although, admittedly it wasn't the film that touched me, mostly just myself.  spin 

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Damirc
Posted 2007-01-07 22:45:03 and read 1618 times.

The Grey Zone
Schindler's List
Patch Adams
Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land


D.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: ZKSUJ
Posted 2007-01-08 10:23:10 and read 1575 times.

Off the top of my head

-Forest Gump
-A Walk to Remember
-Apollo 13

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Jafa39
Posted 2007-01-08 11:10:50 and read 1573 times.

Quoting Queso (Reply 31):
Bicentennial Man, with Robin Williams. Anybody else seen it?

Agreed, very good!

I'd like to add:

Shine

Jack & Sarah

Easy Rider

Alien

Silent Hill

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: ATCme
Posted 2007-01-09 01:27:06 and read 1545 times.

Anything with Michael Jackson in it...

But seriously:
United 93 for an unpatriotic American like me, it really makes me proud to be an American. Plus it has some really great aviation scenes in it. On the flip side, it makes me mad that the other passengers didn't at least try to stand up against the hijackers.

ATCme spin 

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Carmenlu15
Posted 2007-01-09 22:36:02 and read 1521 times.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 56):
I'd like to see "Der Untergang" sometime. I heard it's a good movie to watch.

Do you get The Film Zone on cable? I just noticed that movie will be airing there during January.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: LTU932
Posted 2007-01-10 20:19:11 and read 1491 times.

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 79):
Do you get The Film Zone on cable?

Not on basic cable. I'll probably have to wait another 6 months to a year until it's on HBO or Cinemax.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: QANTAS077
Posted 2007-01-11 00:53:27 and read 1469 times.

Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 70):
What are you trying to say?...whether the masses are stupid and racist or that you are better than them in some way. You're missing the point of the film. You don't have to be practising what the film portrays to appreciate it. In fact, by assuming just that as you have, you've proved the central idea of the film that unfounded stereotypes are wrong. You're no different than the characters in the film.

The movie is a bunch of cliches.

I still cannot believe the ultimate "cathartic" scene where Thandie Newton is in the car crash and Matt Dillon saves her and it teaches them that "oh gee, even though we are different colours, we are all still people in the end"

Hamfisted, hideously earnest and such a "look at me, give me an Oscar" type of film.

Was a travesty that it one best film but most best film winners at the Oscars are undeserving. Brokeback Mountain was heartfelt and Crash, calculated and "Hollywood".

The movie is unremarkably directed and looks like a million other movies around these days, and also suspiciously like an el cheapo Soderbergh rip off.

And the Terrence Howard nervous breakdown story line was absolutely pathetic. You dealt with a bigoted, racist cop. Boo hoo! File a complaint, sue him and get over it. The whole walking around in a daze of depression thing to the point where he is actually happy to die is jus so unrealistic and melodramatic. GOD I HATE THIS MOVIE!!! it's a film for suckers!

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: TRVYYZ
Posted 2007-01-11 02:44:30 and read 1458 times.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 54):
it's more a film for the masses



Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 81):
it's a film for suckers!



Quoting WindowSeat (Reply 70):
You're no different than the characters in the film.



All films are calculated to target an audience, as you say it is for the masses and not you. I guess that say it all.

[Edited 2007-01-11 02:46:30]

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Rineanna
Posted 2007-01-11 19:06:22 and read 1424 times.

-Veronica Guerin. Excellent film.
-Hotel Rwanda.
-Schindler's list.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: AerospaceFan
Posted 2007-01-11 19:11:04 and read 1420 times.

Another one: Saving Private Ryan.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: QR332
Posted 2007-01-11 21:03:24 and read 1411 times.

Movies usually don't have much of an effect on me, but one that actually touched me was "I Am Sam" - one of the best pieces of acting I have ever seen in my life.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Bongo
Posted 2007-01-11 21:39:14 and read 1401 times.

Made in Heaven with Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: WindowSeat
Posted 2007-01-11 23:52:46 and read 1388 times.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 81):
GOD I HATE THIS MOVIE!!! it's a film for suckers!

Wow, someone really has their panties in a bunch. I wonder what the real reason is. Why this visceral reaction? I have a feeling, you have an agenda of your own here...

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Steve6666
Posted 2007-01-12 01:43:41 and read 1376 times.

Quoting QANTAS077 (Reply 81):
GOD I HATE THIS MOVIE!!! it's a film for suckers!

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I found the best way to deal with Crash was to treat it as a comedy. By the time Ryan Philippe shot the "good" black guy - obvious from a mile off though it was - I was actually laughing out loud.

Frankly, Crash is an insult to my intelligence and experience of living a wholly multicultural life. I don't see why detesting this film makes either myself or Qantas077 like the characters in the film, and - although I concede I have never been to LA - it's not a true representation of a discernible social problem in any major American cosmopolitan city I have been to.

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Richardnhsv
Posted 2007-01-12 01:59:51 and read 1368 times.

Titanic
Black Hawk Down
The Shawshank Redemption
The Color Purple
The Notebook
Cast Away
Schindlers List
The Passion of the Christ
Pay it Forward
Apollo 13
Saving Private Ryan
Field of Dreams

Topic: RE: Films That Have Touched You
Username: Vaporlock
Posted 2007-01-13 18:23:38 and read 1328 times.

Well, I must say that one film that has always touched my heart and I was very young when I first saw it was....

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