Movies that Kape should watch if he hasn't already.by erkmerton | created - 21 Feb 2012 | updated - 04 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 177,167 | Gross: $0.50M
Good gore. Gore that serves the story, not just gore for the sake of it.
2. Elephant (2003)
R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.
Votes: 75,690 | Gross: $1.23M
A ridiculously good looking movie but not cheerful.
3. Bunny and the Bull (2009)
Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A young shut-in takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.
Funny and unexpected. Epitomised with the quote "are you *beep* my face?"
4. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman finds her already unstable life rocked by the presence of a rambunctious imaginary friend from childhood.
Votes: 23,327 | Gross: $43.88M
Rik Mayall at his irritating best. A favourite childhood film.
5. The History Boys (2006)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
Votes: 18,671 | Gross: $2.71M
A really nice movie about boys. Not bad for history either.
6. Le hérisson (2009)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama
Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents ... See full summary »
Amazing movie. Just so good. Characters you will want in your life immediately.
7. Harold and Maude (1971)
GP | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.
70s movie. What more is there. Weird in the best kind of way. Again, characters you want to know.
8. Trainspotting (1996)
R | 94 min | Drama
Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Votes: 537,478 | Gross: $16.50M
A good freaky drug movie.
9. Up (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Seventy-eight year old Carl Fredricksen travels to Paradise Falls in his home equipped with balloons, inadvertently taking a young stowaway.
Votes: 753,509 | Gross: $293.00M
Don't be too cool to watch kid's movies. They're great. Especially this one. Let yourself laugh.
10. What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.
Votes: 89,473 | Gross: $55.49M
Another movie incredible to look at. Reminds me a little of inception but not for any reason I could word.
11. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
R | 100 min | Animation, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Votes: 95,222 | Gross: $5.50M
All good. Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr, based on a Philip K Dick story, cool animation style. Nothing not to love.
12. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 600,363 | Gross: $106.95M
Natalie Portman is... mesmerising maybe. I don't know. Anyway. Embrace the darkness. It's like a gothic novel except it's a contemporary film.
13. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
Votes: 190,178 | Gross: $4.24M
Not what I thought from the case. Much much better.
14. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Votes: 288,724 | Gross: $48.32M
I haven't seen this but you totally just lost the game.
15. The Science of Sleep (2006)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.
Votes: 63,909 | Gross: $4.66M
Ironic. Because it's 1.30. Another good looking one. I believe the word is 'quirky.'
16. Paranoid Park (2007)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.
Votes: 26,390 | Gross: $0.49M
Nicely filmed. I just like movies about teenagers; I like to stay up to date with what the world thinks teenagers are like. Gus Van Sant is good at teenagers.
17. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A clan's estranged patriarch loses his home and learns that his ex-wife plans to remarry.
Votes: 227,771 | Gross: $52.36M
Wow. Just. Weird.
18. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 160,009 | Gross: $41.60M
Good and creepy.
19. Hard Candy (2005)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A teenage girl raids a man's home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile.
Votes: 140,011 | Gross: $1.01M
Ellen Page knows her stuff. Really. This is just a genuinely interesting movie. Be careful where you watch it though. Ruby and I watched it at the shop and had to keep pausing when people came in because it was awkward.
20. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 109,109 | Gross: $40.57M
I like this movie probably more than it deserves. I saw some of it on TV once a long time ago without knowing what it was called and I never forgot it. Then I was given it on dvd for christmas the other year. Sometimes I think the world does know what it's doing.