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Please recommend me movies

  1. Aug 5, 2008 #1
    Please recommend me movies!!

    I like something
    >romantic (I like to call them "love" movies not romantic because I don't like girlish romance)
    >melodrama,
    >peaceful
    >has some kind of sacrifice
    >self-less
    >leaves a long term effect on you
    >natural
    (like Gone with the wind, but I never watched it because it was not peaceful and was over romantic)

    I have been searching movies from different cultures but they are so hard to find!
    :grumpy:

    In 2 years, I have found only two movies that left everlasting effect on me !!

    Thanks! :smile:

    (If not above, any strong movie like Schindler's list would be good!)
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2008 #2
    Re: Please recommend me movies!!

    The Passion of the Christ?
     
  4. Aug 5, 2008 #3
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    Gattaca.


    has a lot of what you mentioned.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2008 #4

    Moonbear

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    So, what were the two movies you enjoyed that fit those criteria? It might help people offer reasonable recommendations if they have examples of what you enjoy.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2008 #5

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    Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain?
     
  7. Aug 6, 2008 #6

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    Forrest Gump would also fit the list, but it's such a famous good movie that you must've already seen it. How about 50 first dates? :tongue:
     
  8. Aug 6, 2008 #7
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    seems perfect!! :biggrin:

    The only problem is that they both are Asians (one Taiwanese - "Secret" and one Korean - "Love Phoba" ), so no one knows about them. They make perfect movies for me but recently they have moved to other themes :shy:.


    I tried looking at Africans, Europeans but couldn't found that touching stories. I love movies that can make me feel some tears in my eyes (I don't cry).
     
  9. Aug 6, 2008 #8
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    Gah, I hated 50 first dates.

    I liked the Amelie + Forrest Gump suggestions.

    for some newer ones:

    Life is Beautiful - Italian, set in Italy & Germany
    The Bridge to Terabithia - American, set in America
    Pan's Labyrinth ("El laberinto del fauno") - Mexican, set in Spain
     
  10. Aug 6, 2008 #9

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    My wife loves "Dirty Dancing" - it has romance, self-sacrifice, etc, including a kind of class-awareness that we don't often see treated in a way that is realistic. It was OK for me the first time, but she can watch it at least once a year.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2008 #10

    Monique

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    I was joking! :biggrin:
    El laberinto del fauno is a wonderful movie, a definately must-watch. The other day I watched Delicatessen, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (director of Amélie), it doesn't fit the theme but it is a very entertaining (different than mainstream) movie.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2008 #11

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    Groundhog Day is another movie with romance (and a hefty bunch of comedy) that I can watch every couple of years or so.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2008 #12

    Monique

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    The Bridges of Madison County, I absolutely LOVED that movie. Very simple and pure, about true love and sacrifice. I bought the DVD after watching the movie on television, something I've never done before or since.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2008 #13

    morphism

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    How about Big Fish?
     
  15. Aug 6, 2008 #14

    Monique

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    It's not a problem if they're Asian. I've seen Bin-jip (South Korean), it is also a wonderful movie about unreachable love, must see.
     
  16. Aug 6, 2008 #15
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    Their most movies are about unreachable love :rofl:

    Yes, I have seen it! I really loved it! :approve:
    It is so simple, silent, and powerful! And, it is not about romantic show-offs (I wonder if it has any romance at all) like 50 dates.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2008 #16
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    The Painted Veil >> I like it a lot, i don't think it's romance romance :smile:

    have you seen Korean movie, Sad Movie? It might be a "girlish romance" though :rofl:
     
  18. Aug 6, 2008 #17

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    Ah, see, now you already have three movies you loved :smile:

    How about Das Leben der Anderen, Goodbye Lenin, or Lola Rennt? (all German) or Tempus Fugit? (Spanish). I don't know, there are just so many good movies.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2008 #18
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    yep, but I don't think it is that romantic and since the guy dies :biggrin:

    I was talking about it in other thread (yea, I modified it a little ... :( ):
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=1813541&postcount=83
     
  20. Aug 6, 2008 #19

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    Lock stock and two smoking barrels, it does not fill all on your list but the love for his son is very touching.
     
  21. Aug 6, 2008 #20

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    Have you seen Fried Green Tomatoes?
     
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