Has it happened to you many times like me that a mate recommended a movie in a conversation and within the avalanche of other subjects mixed with few drinks – you have forgotten all about that?
Well, I decided to write few of these films down here. I hope you’ll find a treat here. And please help me to build this by recommending few yourself – how about if you enjoy one off this list – you recommend one back 😉
Action + Spy
Atomic Blonde (2017), dir. David Leitch Cold War Berlin retro, spies and Charlize.
Bushwick (2017), dir. Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion Some well executed real-time scenes here.
Hardcore Henry (2015), dir. Ilya Naishuller Insane action. POV.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), dir. Tomas Alfredson Another Cold War Spy flick. Retro, stylish, great cast. Slow. Proper.
A Perfect Day (2015), dir. Fernando León de Aranoa Good chemistry, cute, philosophical and entertaining.
City Island (2009), dir. Raymond De Felitta Great indie film. Atmosphere, perfect accent and brilliant Andy Garcia.
Få meg på, for faen (2011), dir. Jannicke Systad Jacobsen Funny, Norweigan, cute.
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009), dir. Gareth Carrivick Geeky, very English, funny.
Last Night (1998), dir. Don McKellar Likeable special humour. The ultimate 6 hours of Earth kinda flick.
Space Station 76 (2014), dir. Jack Plotnick Sci Fi, retro, colourfull, good humour and Liv 🙂
Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (2015), dir. Gabriele Mainetti Italian take on a superhero flick. Own special humour.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), dir. Ben Stiller It’s twisted – but there’s something likeable about Ben. This is not his typical flick though. And the scene with Sean Penn – oh 🙂
Jägarna 2 (2011), dir. Kjell Sundvall Scandinavian. Slow and proper. Character-based. Sequel to Jägarna (1996).
Bir Zamanlar Anadolu’da (2011), dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan Special, slow, good chemistry, it’s own humour.
The Last Winter (2006), dir. Larry Fessenden Not super special, but solid, if you like watching polar movies.
The Thing Prequel (2011), dir. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. Prequel to the classic, in case you have missed it when it came out.
Hell (2011), dir. Tim Fehlbaum Finally not a zombie flick.
Annihilation (2018), dir. Alex Garland I like the gender cinema twist here a lot. And the cinematography. And I like Natalie 🙂
Blindness (2008), dir. Fernando Meirelles Epidemic flick. Human nature, Julianne, Mark Ruffalo and Gael Garcia
Pandorum (2009), dir. Christian Alvart Dark and claustrophobic. Good acting too.
Perfect Sense (2011), dir. David Mackenzie Another epidemic flick. Very good concept, great acting, romance
Spring (2014), dir. Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Interesting concept, romance, different take on horror. Good cinematography.
The Wild Blue Yonder (2007), dir. Werner Herzog A proper Herzog head fuck.
88 Minutes (2007), dir. Jon Avnet Al Pacino in a real-time thriller. Thrilling 🙂
Broken (2008), dir. Sean Ellis Atmospheric, almost old school proper.
Das Experiment (2001), dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel Good psychological thriller.
Die Welle (2008), dir. Dennis Gansel Interesting and well executed.
La noche de los girasoles (2006), dir. Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo Great community moral compromises flick.
The Gunman (2015), dir. Pierre Morel Sean Penn as sniper on a mercenary assassination team. Location, location.
Turks & Caicos (2014), dir. David Hare Slow and delightful spy flick with Bill, Winona and Christopher Walken 🙂 FYI – it’s a part of a trilogy 😉
20 Years After (2008), dir. Jim Torres (B-ish) B-ish Post-Apocalyptic fairy tale
Predators (2010), dir. Nimród Antal Cheesy punchlines, good character chemistry, good cinematography, by a good director.
The Colony (2013), dir. Jeff Renfroe Polar, outposty, survival, robots…
Time Lapse (2014), dir. Bradley King Classic time machine vs personal gain flick.
Soft spot for:
Barbarella (1968), dir. Roger Vadim
Choke (2008), dir. Clark Gregg
Garden State (2004), dir. Zach Braff
High Fidelity (2000), dir. Stephen Frears
L’auberge espagnole (2002), dir. Cédric Klapisch
Les petits mouchoirs (2010), dir. Guillaume Canet
Seven Psychopaths (2012), dir. Martin McDonagh
Stardust (2007), dir. Matthew Vaughn
The Darjeeling Limited (2007), dir. Wes Anderson
Intouchables (2011), dir. Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
The Way (2010), dir. Emilio Estevez
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), dir. Goran Dukic