Do you like movies? Here’s a list for you

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Do you like movies? I’ve been watching a few recently and whilst doing a tidy up, thought you might be interested in my ‘recommended’ list.

Quickest way to find out about them is to type ‘youtube <moviename> trailer’ into Google or ‘rotten tomatoes <moviename>’ and then ‘imdb <moviename’ for director / actors / crew.

This doesn’t include things seen at the cinemas (though I’ve seen several of these at the cinema) and only goes back about 6 months.

My top picks – La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), Zero Theorem, Palermo Shooting, Black Mirror (6 episode TV series), Jodorowsky’s Dune, Under Pressure Making The Abyss (1993) / Superior Firepower (Making of Aliens) and Hearts of Darkness (1991) – the making of Apocalypse now.

12 Monkeys (1995)
12 Years a Slave (2013)
20 Feet from Stardom (2013)
Blackfish (2013)
Captain Phillips (2013)
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Enders Game (2013)
Enemy Mine (1985)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991)
Her (2013)
Hotel Rwanda (2008)
La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) 2013
Master & Commander (2003)
Me and You and everyone we know (2005)
Nebraska (2013)
Palermo Shooting (2008)
Primer (2003)
Scott Pilgrim vs the World (2010)
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Superior Firepower: The Making of Aliens (2003)
The Fountain (2006)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Hamster Factor (Making 12 Monkeys – 1996)
The Holy Mountain (1973)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
The Railway Man (2013)
The Tree of Life (2011)
The Way Back (2010)
The World’s End (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
The Zero Theorem (2013)
Tideland (2005)
To the Wonder (2012)
Under Pressure Making The Abyss (1993)
Upstream Color (2013)
X-Men: Day’s of Futures Past (2014)

For TV series;

Black Mirror
Game of Thrones 
House of Cards (though it got a bit whacky at the end)
The Newsroom
True Detective
Vikings (the first’ish season)

I’m eagerly awaiting a way to see Jodorowsky’s latest ‘La danza de la realidad – The Dance of Reality (2013)’