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Anonymous 09/10/2022 (Sat) 00:10 [Preview] No. 41119
[Posted this to /tv/ but I think that place is dead so here is a /b/ mirror]

Time to list some must-see films I think anons should watch before SHTF.

What counts as a good film for me? Story must be intriguing and get you hooked. Acting must be good, believable and unique. Also, I prefer more realistic movies, but it doesn't have to be if the movie is a top notch classic with a great story and incredible acting.

Go ahead and make your own recommended lists if you like, and if you do, please post the titles and release dates!

Badlands (1973)
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
STONE (1974)
The Day After (1983)
River's Edge (1986)
Absence of Malice (1981)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For A Few Dollars More (1965)
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Beast With A Gun (1977)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Kojak: The Belarus File (1985)
Kojak: Fatal Flaw (1989)
Dirty Harry collection (the whole movie series: 1971 - 1988)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Nebraska (2013)
My Friend Dahmer (2017)
Menace II Society (1993)
The Sandlot (1993)
Falling Down (1993)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Night Of The Living Dead (1968)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Day Of The Dead (1985)
Panic In Year Zero (1962)
In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Far From Home (1989)
Desolation (2017)
Deliverance (1972)
The Shining (1980)

Anonymous 09/10/2022 (Sat) 16:09 [Preview] No.41135 del
Here are some more great films w/ descriptions:

Needful Things
(An old mysterious man moves into town to start up a local thrift shop. To the surprise of the locals, he has something everyone deeply covets. Only this old man does not take money as typical merchants, for those needful things they must do nefarious deeds. The price for these possessions turns out to be far heavier than expected, 1993)

Dog Day Afternoon
(Three young adults decide to rob a bank but things did not work as planned, so they take hostages inside the bank in a gamble to work out a deal with the feds, 1975)

Wake In Fright
(A man gets stranded in an old rural town full of binge drinking drunks, and he must work hard labor to pay his way out of the mess they all get him into, 1971)

Walking Tall
(Based on a true story in Tennessee, one brave man stands up to a corrupted Sheriff and runs against him. Angering the incumbent Sheriff, corrupted deputies and local criminals plan vengeance against the man and his family after he wins the county election, 1973).

Gran Torino
(A disgruntled veteran living in a once-safe neighborhood is the only white guy on the block who refuses to leave the hood full of gangbangers and crime. After a teen tries to steal his 1972 Gran Torino, he decides to reform the kid instead of killing or turning him in, 2008)

The Crazies
(A government lab-made biological weapon leaks from a top secret facility nearby the outskirts of a small town. Forced to address this viral pandemic that turns people mentally insane and hostile when infected, the US military blocks off and quarantines the whole town and declares martial law and a media blackout. But can they control these citizens gone raving mad from the virus they created before it spreads? 1973)

Cape Fear
(A convicted rapist released from prison after serving a fourteen year sentence starts stalking the lawyer and is his family who originally defended him, 1991)

A Night to Remember
(A classic film about the story behind the Titanic ship and it sinking, 1958)

Anonymous 09/10/2022 (Sat) 18:31 [Preview] No.41136 del
List of classic comedy movies:

Airplane! (1980)
Uncle Buck (1989)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
The Long Long Trailer (1954)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Cheech & Chong collection (the whole movie series from 1978 to 1987)
Abbott and Costello collection (the whole movie series from 1940 to 1952)
All the Don Knotts films (all Don Knotts featured films from 1964 to 1980)
All Marx Bros films (the whole movie series from 1930 to 1946)
The Captain Hates The Sea (1934)
Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
George and Mildred (1980)
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
A Christmas Story (1983 christmas movie)
Trading Places (1983 christmas movie)
Beetlejuice (1988)
Home Alone (1990)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994)
Austin Powers, The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Office Space (1999)
Beavis And Butthead Do America (1996)
Waynes World 1 (1992)
Waynes World 2 (1993)
Clerks (1994)

Anonymous 09/10/2022 (Sat) 21:40 [Preview] No.41138 del
More classic films with descriptions and release dates:

(A brilliant yet paranoid mathematician who built his own supercomputer is in search of a number that will unlock the secret patterns behind nature and life. But as he is watching and keeping track of stock market algorithms, other individuals and organizations are watching and keeping track of him, 1998)

Bad Boy Bubby
(A mentally handicap 30 year old man lives with his abusive mother locked up inside a run down apartment, deceived by his mother about the outside world, Bubby decides to find out what the world around him is really like after he finds out he's been lied to all his life, 1993)

(A young American man is mastering martial art combat training with his Japanese mentor, after deciding to leave the US Army he wants to join an illegal underground martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where combatants fight to the death. The US government later finds out and tries to prevent him from his joining this dangerous fight club, 1988)

River's Edge
(Based on a true story about the murder of teenager Marcy Renee Conrad, a group of high school friends find out one friend has murdered another girl, and instead of reporting it to authorities they all help their homicidal friend dispose of the girl's body, cover-up the crime and find him shelter away from society's prying eyes, 1986)

Citizen Four
(A documentary film about the story behind former NSA-employee Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on massive illegal government surveillance programs that were not only directed against foreigners but also average American citizens caught up in their dragnet, 2014)

Easy Rider
(Two bikers head from LA to New Orleans on a road trip to find the American Dream, in search of freedom and some meaning to life, 1969)

Two-Lane Blacktop
(Two drag racers driving across the Southwest in a custom built Chevvy 150 decide to pick up a hitchhiker while they are off to the drag races, but unknown to them the hitchhiking girl made her own plans, 1971)

(A mother and son decide to go camping out in the woods with a family friend after the death of the father. They later realize is they are not alone, a man is stalking them wherever they go from a distance away, 2017)

Anonymous 09/11/2022 (Sun) 16:48 [Preview] No.41145 del
Some more movies worthy watching:

Whats Eating Gilbert Grape?
(A teenaged boy living in a small town is forced to help take care of his dying obese mother and mentally handicap younger brother. When he falls in love with someone his own age, his increasingly problematic family gets in the way of living a happy life, 1993)

Forrest Gump
(A humble but slow minded veteran of the Vietnam war recalls to various public bystanders stories and flashbacks throughout his life, since he was young up until present times, 1994)

Carnival Of Souls
(After a traumatic accident during a drag race, a woman visits an abandoned carnival. When she goes back to her routine life she notices something is not right with her, or other people around her, at all, 1962)

Blue Velvet
(A young college student returning home to visit his ill father discovers a severed human ear in a field. This leads him to uncover a conspiracy in town involving a lounge singer and a group of mentally disturbed violent criminals, 1986)

Citizen Kane
(Following the death of publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane who last uttered the name "Rosebud" before his death, a reporter investigates Kane's life friends, associates and estates in attempt to find out who - or what - "Rosebud" really was or meant, 1941)

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry
(A young couple who like to race on the road turn to crime to keep up their lifestyle living on the road, but their lastest crime spree did not go as planned, 1974)

Maximum Overdrive
(After a comet starts orbiting the Earth blasting out electromagnetic radiation, machines and computer systems come to life and cause havoc over the world. Holed up in a North Carolina truck stop, a group of survivors must fend for themselves as mechanical vehicles start surrounding the area , 1986)

Far From Home
(A teenaged girl and her father are on the road, but the father who is desperate for work gets them both stranded in a tiny mobile home village in the deserts of Nevada. The girl meets two boys. Both boys look and act perfectly normal, but one boy is criminally insane and will do anything he can to prevent her from leaving the mobile home village, 1989)

Anonymous 09/11/2022 (Sun) 18:25 [Preview] No.41157 del
Another 8 classic movies, you will not regret watching these inspirational movies:

(An undercover cop decides to infiltrate a dangerous biker gang to investigate not only crime, but how these criminals live and their connections. But the bikers best not find out that he is a cop, because if they ever do, he's a dead man, 1974)

(Based on a true story, a former CIA employee and later NSA programmer decides to blow up one the biggest government secrets in American history by taking tons of data and delivering it to journalists in Hong Kong. This data is a trove of documents exposing vast Unconstitutional spying operations that even targets American civilians without warrant, 2016)

(An old senile man has delusions of winning one million dollars from a scam letter sent to his address. When his family tries to explain the scam to him he won't believe them, and he is willing to travel across country on foot to claim his non-existing fortune, 2013)

One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
(A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a hospital for mental evaluation, but even though he admits he is insane he is brilliant at defying the rules and stirring up all kinds of trouble for everyone in very normal criminal fashion, 1975)

Taxi Driver
(A disgruntled veteran working as a taxi driver is faced with a deteriorating mental state while he is forced to live in the slums making money driving people around New York City at night. When he meets an underage girl prostituting herself he tries desperately to reform her and help her live a normal life without relying on pimps and prostitution, 1976)

Menace II Society
(Two troubled teenagers living in the ghettos of LA are best friends. One teenager "Caine" was raised by his Christian grandparents and has no previous criminal record, but his best friend "O-Dog" the opposite, a gang-banging murderous outlaw. Caine's new girlfriend is leaving the hood to get a job and live a better life, she wants Caine to move with her to better himself. O-Dog resents her for that wanting Caine to stay, but after getting Caine wrapped up into crime and a murder investigation, leaving his former life may not be so easy, 1993)

Summer of '42
(A teenaged boy is vacationing on Nantucket Island in 1942. As he befriends some locals he discovers his sexual desires for an adult woman living nearside the beach. Desperate to make contact he offers to deliver her groceries, only to find out later on she was married to a veteran of WWII who recently lost his life. He starts to wonder if she is as desperate as him for love, 1971)

Goin' South
(A convicted thief is to be hung publicly in a small town sometime after the Civil War. Thanks to a local law allowing a wealthy lady to marry him if she takes responsibility for his good behavior, he tries to convince as many women as he can to adopt and marry him before he is hung. When he does get his wish, little does he know that this rich lady does not want love from him at all, she wants to exploit him for slave labor mining gold on her estate, which leads to tension and even more trouble, 1978)

Anonymous 09/14/2022 (Wed) 01:38 [Preview] No.41254 del
Cool list OP. Thanks for the recommendation.

Anonymous 09/14/2022 (Wed) 11:18 [Preview] No.41276 del
You are very welcome, I'll consider adding some more to this list soon. There are a lot of classic movies out there many younger generations have no clue about, not to mention a lot of garbage being produced today too. My goal is to catalog any films worth the time to watch, as long as they have intriguing stories and good acting. All these films I have seen at least once in my lifetime.

Anonymous 09/14/2022 (Wed) 12:50 [Preview] No.41277 del
(A business commuter is driving through California to meet one of his clients. When he heads back home to his family he notices someone in a truck is following him. It does not take very long for him to realize this is no ordinary stalker, 1971)

Mysterious Island Of Beutiful Women
(Decades after a devastating plane crash suspected to have killed all on board, an all-male crew makes an emergency landing on the same uncharted island. Believing they are stranded on a desolate island they become shocked when they realize the island is inhabited by a tribe full of women, 1979)

My Friend Dahmer
(Based on a true story about the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, this movie depicts the childhood and social life of Jeffrey when he was growing up with his dysfunctional parents, 2017)

(A troubled pre-teen girl living in rural Alabama with her religious grandmother suddenly becomes obsessed with the rock 'n roll scene after listening to Elvis Presley. Of-course in those times at that region of the world, that was considered blasphemy, 2007)

(A young woman who is inspired by punk rock moves to New York City to find like-minded people she can form a band with. After meeting several people she takes advantage of whoever she can to get what she wants, but this exploitation won't last forever as people find out what she is really all about, 1982)

(An older woman who owns and operates a hotel and diner nearside a public beach with her daughter are having excavation done near the property. When a fatal accident occurs the excavation crew is shocked to find out massive colonies of killer ants are living below the beach and humans just got on their bad side, 1977)

Phase IV
(After a mysterious cosmic event, desert ants suddenly network together to wage a war on human inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescued to destroy them, 1974)

Assault On Precinct 13
(An old Los Angeles precinct is under siege by a bloodthirsty street gang. An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend precinct 13, 1976)

Anonymous 09/14/2022 (Wed) 17:20 [Preview] No.41279 del
A few more classics to wrap-up....

They Live
(A covert alien takeover of Planet Earth has largely gone unnoticed by the masses. Only a small group of people have come to realize the human race is being deliberately kept under a dream-like mindless consumerist state by these aliens who take human form and have subverted the television and radio airwaves to keep humans dumb. When a pair of monochrome glasses are discovered, a job-seeking city drifter can see the aliens, and see the subliminal messages they have placed all around gone unnoticed by the masses. Desperate to find where these glasses came from, and who may have more of these glasses who also may be aware, he tries his best to form a posse of like-minded individuals to alert the human population and prevent the final takeover of the planet, 1988)

War Games
(A young teenaged hacker finds a backdoor that leads to the United States Air Force Strategic Missile Wing which has control over NORAD. Unaware that he has access to nuclear launch control centers and this is not some kind of online game he hacked into, he proceeds to send false alarms of Soviet attacks directed at major American cities which force the US military to escalate the DEFCON level while trying to defuse tensions between Russia. The teenager has little knowledge of what he has done and just how many powerful people he has pissed off around the world, 1983)

The Wild Bunch
(After an unsuccessful robbery, an aging group of outlaws look for one last big score as the traditional American West is disappearing around them. When they head down to Mexico the group finds they have a lot of other problems to deal with and get themselves stuck in the middle of a war while trying to seek more lucrative opportunities, 1969)

Rio Bravo
(A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a disabled man, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of a criminal kingpin. The kingpin hires a posse to take them out and free his brother in the meantime, 1959)

Beast With A Gun
(Dangerous criminal Nanni Vitali escapes and Italian prison with four accomplices. He and his henchmen terrorize the populace and seek revenge against those responsible for Vitali's incarceration. Commissioner Santini, son of the prosecutor who had sentenced Vitali, tries desperately to stop them, 1977)

Anonymous 09/14/2022 (Wed) 17:21 [Preview] No.41280 del

Five Easy Pieces
(An oil rig worker, Bobby, lives with his girlfriend, Rayette, in Kern County, California in a small town. When Bobby finds out Rayette is pregnant and his best friend Elton is arrested for armed robbery, he returns to LA to see his family, finding out his father had two strokes. Bobby cheats behind Rayette's back whenever he has the chance to but Rayette is eager to maintain their relationship eventually pissing off Bobby's own family, who consider her to be poor white trash, 1970)

Wild Man of the Navidad
(Based on a true story, this film depicts the old conspiracy/fairy tale about the first sightings of "Bigfoot" in Texas, along the Navidad River bottoms. It's said that the Wild Man of the Navidad was eventually sold into slavery in Victoria, Texas, and lived in Refugio and Victoria Counties until his death, 2008)

The Shining
(Jack Torrance, a recovering alcoholic and former school teacher turned writer, takes a job to be the caretaker during the winter in the remote Overlook Hotel out in the mountains. Jack intends to stay three months in the giant hotel with his family while caretaking. Jack's son Danny has a telepathic ability called "shining" and on certain occasions Danny can see into the future. When Danny witnesses a horrific glimpse to come, he has to face his dreaded fear staying at the supposedly haunted hotel. As Danny starts having more frightening visions, Jack's mental health deteriorates creating a perfect self-fulfilling prophecy from his shining. Meanwhile Jack's wife Wendy is increasingly worried about the safety of Danny and Jack's declining mental stability. When Wendy suggests they leave the hotel, Jack snaps and makes it apparent he never intends to leave, 1980)

Anonymous 09/20/2022 (Tue) 15:43 [Preview] No.41552 del
Bumping and archiving a good thread, anyone else know of any classic movies to watch?


Anonymous 09/21/2022 (Wed) 03:37 [Preview] No.41558 del
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Interesting stuff.

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