Matthew Film Guy Recommendations on The Majority Report with Sam Sederby Langdon-Boom | created - 25 Jul 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
As many of the films that I've recommended as "Matthew Film Guy" to Sam Seder and his audience on The Majority Report podcast (Majority.fm) as I could collect - might be incomplete, but its pretty close if not.
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1. Okja (2017)
TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.
3. One Year in a Life of Crime (1989 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary maker Jon Alpert follows three petty criminals in Newark. Filmed by a hidden camera, the three are stealing, using drugs, getting caught and convicted.
4. Joe (1970)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Two men, Bill, a wealthy conservative, and Joe, a far-right bartender, form a dangerous bond after Bill confesses to murdering his daughter's drug dealer boyfriend to Joe.
Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $19.32M
6. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
In New York, South Bronx's main police precinct is nicknamed Fort Apache by its employees who feel like troopers surrounded by hostiles in a wild west isolated outpost.
Votes: 5,025 | Gross: $29.20M
7. Seven Beauties (1975)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
The defense of honor, a strong value in Neapolitan society, and his effects on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso.
Votes: 4,202 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Land and Freedom (1995)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War
David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.
Votes: 9,103 | Gross: $0.23M
9. The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)
69 min | Drama, History, War
A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present.
11. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance
A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.
12. Passe ton bac d'abord... (1978)
TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Romance
A study of a group of young working class people in a French village, who are embarking upon adult life. The film follows the choices and decisions made for their futures.
I'm pretty big on Maurice Pialat
13. Such Good Friends (1971)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
While awaiting the outcome of her husband's surgery, Julie Messinger discovers he has been having affairs.
pseudonymously written by elaine may
15. Punishment Park (1971)
R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller
"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »
16. WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A homage to the work of psychologist Wilhelm Reich, matched with a story about a Yugoslavian girl's affair with a Russian skater. Sexual repression, social systems and the orgone theory are explored.
18. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 615,575 | Gross: $28.26M
20. Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Votes: 526,484 | Gross: $128.26M
Play for Today (1970–1984)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Beverly has invited her new neighbours, Angela and Tony, over for drinks. She has also asked her divorced neighbour, Sue, because Sue's fifteen year-old daughter, Abigail, was holding a ... See full summary »
23. Saul fia (2015)
R | 107 min | Drama, War
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Votes: 37,311 | Gross: $1.78M
24. Out of the Blue (1980)
R | 94 min | Drama
A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene.
25. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 109,151 | Gross: $2.61M
Screen Two (1985–2002)
70 min | Drama
This is the story of rival "Firms" of football supporters, and how one man has a wish to team them up for the European Championships of 1988. However, when this is discussed, the opposing ... See full summary »
27. The Show About the Show (2017)
99 min | Comedy
Independent Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi is trying to make a television show. He persuades BRIC TV, a Brooklyn non-profit Arts organization, to finance a television show whose premise is that ... See full summary »
30. Mondo New York (1988)
Unrated | 83 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music
A young woman wanders around New York City and stumbles across a number of strange characters and settings that represent the "underground" areas of the city. She sees stand up comedy in ... See full summary »
Votes: 146 | Gross: $0.19M
Theatre 625 (1964–1968)
The Year of the Sex Olympics
105 min | Drama
Set in a future when the world is dominated and run by television, where language has become almost redundant and all "tensions" - love, war, hate, loyalty - have been removed. ... See full summary »
35. The Return to Homs (2013)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A look behind the barricades of the besieged city of Homs, where for nineteen-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them.
37. Ishtar (1987)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the C.I.A., the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.
Votes: 9,459 | Gross: $14.38M
40. Junebug (2005)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
A dealer in "outsider" art travels from Chicago to North Carolina to meet her new in-laws, challenging the equilibrium of this middle class Southern home.
Votes: 20,523 | Gross: $2.68M
42. Ice (1970)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama
"An underground revolutionary group struggles against internal strife to stage urban guerilla attacks against a fictionalized fascist regime in the United States. Interspersed throughout ... See full summary »
43. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Votes: 992,850 | Gross: $116.90M
44. Philomena (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Votes: 86,966 | Gross: $37.71M
45. The Day of the Locust (1975)
R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller
An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.
Votes: 4,477 | Gross: $17.79M
46. Who's the Caboose? (1999)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy
A documentary team gets a grant to do a film on a rare fatal disease that is attacking homeless people. However, they quickly find the film too depressing. Ducking into a nightclub, they ... See full summary »
47. Spring Breakers (2012)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying, drinking, and taking drugs, they are arrested, only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.
Votes: 123,383 | Gross: $14.12M
48. It Felt Like Love (2013)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama
Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.
Votes: 1,963 | Gross: $0.03M
49. The Devil, Probably (1977)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama