Due to the basketball scene I can't even count this as a serious movie.
My favorite serious movie is Day After Tomorrow. A chilling look at what the future holds if we don't do something about global warming.
"American History X" isn't a serious movie and "Day After Tomorrow" is? Maybe in Opposite World.
You just don't understand science.
Just to dispute your theory
When I was in the Air Force me and this white guy from Philly schooled two brothers from DC repeatedly.
They couldn't believe it. They kept trying to beat us but never did.
It may be rare but it can happen.
American History X is a great movie.
I will throw a vote for Shawshank Redemption as well. Great Movie.
It's not unbelievable because he's white, it's unbelievable because his jumper literally looks worse than my 5-year-old niece's, he's probably like 5'9", and his best "move" was bringing the ball behind his back while driving to the basket.
LOL, you do have a point there. He is actually 6'1. At least that is what his bio says.
I don't know if anyone mentioned another one of his movies but I really liked Primal Fear with Richard Gere.
I have to second Erin Brockovich. I like alot of the true stories.
Seven Samurai Schindler's List Network Apocalypse Now The Deer Hunter The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Once Upon a Time in the West Once Upon a Time in America
That's where I stand, off the top of my head.
Seven Samurai gets first billing, because I think Kurosawa is the greatest director of all time.
And, if you haven't seen the two(Kurosawa influenced) Sergio Leone masterpieces "Once Upon a Times...", do so now.
Incredible stuff. Some of the best performances ever by actors such as Henry Fonda, Robert DeNiro, James Woods, Charles Bronson, Joe Pesci, etc.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
We Are Marshall. Comes out for the public Dec 22. I was able to see one of the advanced showings.
I am a little biased as the movie is about my home town and college.
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Almost forgot to mention another one of my favorite serious films:
I still think The French Connection was Friedkin's best "serious" film, but this is a classic 80's drama that rarely gets notice. Willem Dafoe is a tremendous villain and I've always liked William Petersen.
Yeah, To Live and Die in L.A. was good flick.
Man, when William Peterson bought it I was like...
If you like William Peterson, watch Manhunter if you haven't already. One of my all time favorites!
Manhunter is a classic. I still dig that film a bit more than Silence Of The Lambs, but I'm also a big Michael Mann fan. As for the Peterson death scene in "L.A.". That has to be one of the nastiest gunshot wounds ever, and totally unexpected.
bobbing_headz wrote:Speaking of this, how about some good football movies. They're usually serious aren't they? Personal favorite is Friday Night Lights.
That's a bit of a gripe with me. I wish there were more comedic football movies. Not so much slappy physical humor type of movie like "The Waterboy," but something like "Any Given Sunday" but with more player wackiness. There's a couple books that I'm thinking of when I talk about a dramedy type of football movie, but I don't think there's been a movie like it yet.
A satirical look at how a modern football team deals with a player like TO could make for a good movie. But no more inspirational high school or college stories, please Hollywood. More modern NFL type stuff is what I want.
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Manhunter is a classic. I still dig that film a bit more than Silence Of The Lambs, but I'm also a big Michael Mann fan. As for the Peterson death scene in "L.A.". That has to be one of the nastiest gunshot wounds ever, and totally unexpected.
Yeah, Michael Mann is awesome. He's directed 3 of my top 10 favorite movies: Manhunter, Last of the Mohicans and Heat