It just occurred to me that in my 32 years of life I've only seen about ten movies. I want to get into them.

It just occurred to me that in my 32 years of life I've only seen about ten movies. I want to get into them. Where do I even start?
Pic related, one of the movies I watched in college.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Where do I even start?
    The Great Train Robbery and work your way from there.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start and end with the Wizard of Oz. I just saved you countless hours.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, Robocop's good too. So watch Wizard of Oz and Robocop OP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Nah, Robocop's good too. So watch Wizard of Oz and Robocop OP

      Funny enough, I've also seen those two!

      >Where do I even start?
      The Great Train Robbery and work your way from there.

      So the 70s are a good starting point? Should I just go through each year and check out anything that looks interesting?

      What the frick is a 'movie'?

      I'm such a beginner that I'm even calling them the wrong thing, it seems.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >So the 70s are a good starting point? Should I just go through each year and check out anything that looks interesting?
        more like the late 60s and even then that's only for American film. Italy and Japan were making fricking amazing shit throughout the 50s and 60s when Hollywood was mostly making crap

        There's different eras. Just look into each and figure out what looks cool. I.e. Hong Kong action movies are amazing from the 70s-about 1992 or 1993 and completely shit on anything the states was making at the time but that era of film-making often gets overlooked when telling the broad story of film (I'd recommend watching Jackie Chan's Police Story and a John Woo movie - maybe The Killer but I love A Better Tomorrow personally - to get an idea of that Hong Kong era)

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I see, thank you for the detailed response. I'll have to keep in mind not to just stick specifically to Hollywood/western-made films.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No problem mate. The 80s Hong Kong action thing is literally just cause I've binging some of them lately. I've got plenty of holes in my film knowledge (as does likely everyone on here) but I know enough to get around.

            Out of interest, what are the 10(ish) movies you've seen? And of those what were your favorites and least favorites? It's a good starting point.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Writing them out, it's of course kind of a lot more than "ten or so" but other than a bunch of filler Marvel crap and some comedies from the early 2000s that I've long since forgotten:
              +Con Air, +++Children of Heaven, ++The Tiger and the Snow, +++The Thing, +++Kung Fu Hustle, +Everything Everywhere All At Once, ~Closely Watched Trains, +++Run Lola Run. A bunch of random shitty comedies from the early 2000s like +The Hangover, +Stepbrothers. ++A Fistful of Dollars, +++Snatch, ++Hot Fuzz, +Dodgeball... I can't think of any others really.
              I got lazy and just put + marks next to the ones I liked (more + more liked) and a ~ next to the stuff I wasn't really into. Earlier in the thread were also mentioned Wizard of Oz, Robocop, and Citizen Kane, all of which I liked well enough.

              I think the main things I'd want to avoid is stuff that's really, really historical or so down to earth that it feels like a documentary.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Oh! I forgot, also, Little Miss Sunshine. Which was overall a very fun watch but also left me horribly depressed for a good week or so.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Some of these are pretty good. After watching The Thing it never made you want to see more films? That's one of my top 3. You've never seen Halloween? Or anything with Arnold Schwarzenegger? You could start with Total Recall, it's the same director as Robocop.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I enjoyed The Thing a lot! I don't really know why I never sought out more stuff. I'll add those to the list.

                If you liked but didn't love Fistful of Dollars, the 2nd sequel to it, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is literally one of the best films ever made.

                Also, you could try watching Yojimbo - an earlier Japanese film that Fistful was actually a giant rip-off of. It's actually a better movie than Fistful and it can be a really good gateway into Japanese cinema and the works of its greatest director, Akira Kurosawa

                That's just 2 suggestions btw - don't want to overwhelm you

                I'll definitely have to check these out. A friend of mine went on a rant to me once about how cowboy films are basically samurai films and is a huge proponent of Seven Samurai, but I don't know that I'm at the point where I could sit down and watch that whole thing yet.

                I'll check those out!

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah Yojimbo's way easier to digest than Seven Samurai (same director and lead actor btw) and is a really good entry point for Kurosawa. As the other anon said: For A Few Dollars More and Good Bad and Ugly are better than Fistful (and aren't rip-offs of better Japanese movies lol) and The Good the Bad and the Ugly is seriously fricking good.

                >A friend of mine went on a rant to me once about how cowboy films are basically samurai films
                Sorta. It's worth noting those are spaghetti westerns (Italian westerns from the 60s-70s) and yes, they ripped off samurai movies. But Samurai movies were initially influenced by classic Hollywood westerns themselves (which I'll confess I don't know enough about)

                Also can I recommend Lawrence of Arabia? It's just one of the best movies ever made and while it is historical (it's based on a real dude) it's one of those holy shit they're never making anything like this ever again kinda movies. I think you might dig it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Damn I need to see Lawrence of Arabia at some point, been meaning to for a while. Difficult to find a huge chunk of time when I won't get interrupted. I think the only attempt at something similar from the last 20 years was Alexander which is alright but not a classic.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you liked but didn't love Fistful of Dollars, the 2nd sequel to it, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is literally one of the best films ever made.

                Also, you could try watching Yojimbo - an earlier Japanese film that Fistful was actually a giant rip-off of. It's actually a better movie than Fistful and it can be a really good gateway into Japanese cinema and the works of its greatest director, Akira Kurosawa

                That's just 2 suggestions btw - don't want to overwhelm you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I enjoyed The Thing a lot! I don't really know why I never sought out more stuff. I'll add those to the list.

                [...]
                I'll definitely have to check these out. A friend of mine went on a rant to me once about how cowboy films are basically samurai films and is a huge proponent of Seven Samurai, but I don't know that I'm at the point where I could sit down and watch that whole thing yet.

                I'll check those out!

                Listen to this man OP, Yojimbo is one of the most based films of all time. Kurosawa is one of the best who ever did it: Yojimbo is not long so start there and then maybe check out Rashomon. Then if you like his style I’d watch Seven Samurai, Ikiru, and Ran.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I should really check out Kurosawa, I've never seen him get brought up and not get a bunch of love and respect.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm still here - and again I'd start with Yojimbo. It's really accessible and if you've seen Fistful of Dollars that's literally just Yojimbo

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm still here - and again I'd start with Yojimbo. It's really accessible and if you've seen Fistful of Dollars that's literally just Yojimbo

                Yojimbo has a sequel called Sanjuro that’s also worth checking out. Toshirosan was the fricking greatest.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'd recommend For a Few Dollars More and The Good the Bad and the Ugly. Most people rate them higher than Fistfull of Dollars but its personal preference.

                I just rewatched tGtBatU recently and it's just as great as I remembered.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sure thing, added up.

                Yeah Yojimbo's way easier to digest than Seven Samurai (same director and lead actor btw) and is a really good entry point for Kurosawa. As the other anon said: For A Few Dollars More and Good Bad and Ugly are better than Fistful (and aren't rip-offs of better Japanese movies lol) and The Good the Bad and the Ugly is seriously fricking good.

                >A friend of mine went on a rant to me once about how cowboy films are basically samurai films
                Sorta. It's worth noting those are spaghetti westerns (Italian westerns from the 60s-70s) and yes, they ripped off samurai movies. But Samurai movies were initially influenced by classic Hollywood westerns themselves (which I'll confess I don't know enough about)

                Also can I recommend Lawrence of Arabia? It's just one of the best movies ever made and while it is historical (it's based on a real dude) it's one of those holy shit they're never making anything like this ever again kinda movies. I think you might dig it.

                I'll check out Lawrence purely based on that image, it looks pretty cool even just based on that.
                Oh! One thing I'd like to mention is that I was really really drawn in by the practical effects used in The Thing and Alien. If there's anything else like that out there, with really strong practical effects work (even if the rest of the movie isn't amazing) I'd be interested. I plan on watching Jurassic Park pretty soon because of that.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Lawrence is amazing because it's some of the most extraordinary footage ever and it was made without any special effects whatsoever. When you see the train derailing, they had to actually derail a train, when you see thousands of camels take a city via swordback those are all real camels being ridden, when you see an epic wideshot of hundreds of Beduon tents, that's not a matte painting or miniatures - that's all real. The only shot they faked was one of the sun at full brightness because they tried to film it for real but it set the actual film inside the camera ablaze. So it's a matte painting but that's the only one.
                >One thing I'd like to mention is that I was really really drawn in by the practical effects used in The Thing and Alien
                I hate to ask, since it seems obvious, but you have seen the original Star Wars movies from the 70s and 80s right? They were the kings of practical effects in that era (although... The Thing does actually top it, holy shit Rob Bottin did a good job.) I can tell you where to find the theatrical versions too if you haven't

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Also good lord that sounds insane, I'm really looking forward to it now. Might have to check it out sooner rather than later.

                An easy way to figure out what's quality or not is to look at what all the professionals on Rotten Tomatoes are saying, they've never let us down before. If a movie is below 90% on RT it's unwatchable schlock.

                I've enjoyed too many video games that had horrible critical receptions (and just in general!) to let anyone else's perceptions affect my own.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's genuinely one of the most beautiful movies ever made. Just be warned: it's nearly 4 hours long but it's actually got an intermission halfway through and is more like two 2 hour movies cause the first part before the intermission has a nice ending where you can leave it for a bit and even watch the 2nd half the next day. Also some people get filtered just cause it opens with a 3 minute overture on a black screen but I think that's just people not knowing what overtures in movies are

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    as always, start with the greeks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I've only seen about ten movies.
    literally me except with videogames and im constantly shitposting and arguing on Cinemaphile
    but the whole board is unusable right now cuz of palworld for some reason

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i love shitting on games i don't even play. Making Cinemaphiletards seethe is my favorite past time

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >spends his time endlessly shitposting
      >wonders why the board is unusable

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick is a 'movie'?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cinema is dying. Don’t bother. Get into video games, anime, manga. Even professional wrestling is likely to survive longer than kino. Not when the only shit that exists is left-wing propaganda indie movies and terrible blockbusters that essentially function as ads for products. It’s so over

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm already so into video games and manga that I learned japanese so I could enjoy them without translations. There's no reason "lack of new good things" means I shouldn't get into old good things.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Cinema is dying
      >Get into video games
      Vidya is in an even worse place than cinema kek. It's got everything you're complaining about with film, in addition to rampant predatory monetization and business practices. You can barely get through the menus on modern games without them asking you for more money, Hollywood hasn't gone that low yet.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Watch every Sarah Gadon movie

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      tpbp

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Watch everything on this list.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I feel like I did ok but I'm still missing some big ones

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >t. untouchable basement dweller

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Lots of questionable choices on this list along with some great movies.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it looks so random

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >the hobbit
      tv is a ship board

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You start with Air Buddies, it's considered to be a good intro series by the western movie community. Personally I go for subs but the dubs are adequate too. Then I'd follow that up with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. You can explore the rest of the series later but this installment can be enjoyed standalone without reading the manga or watching the original OVAs.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    10? What the frick? And that includes ones you watched in school? Your parents or friends never showed you a movie? Are you sure you're not exaggerating? Name the movies you've seen

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It ended up being more than I thought when I really sat down and thought about it, but there's really not that many.

      Writing them out, it's of course kind of a lot more than "ten or so" but other than a bunch of filler Marvel crap and some comedies from the early 2000s that I've long since forgotten:
      +Con Air, +++Children of Heaven, ++The Tiger and the Snow, +++The Thing, +++Kung Fu Hustle, +Everything Everywhere All At Once, ~Closely Watched Trains, +++Run Lola Run. A bunch of random shitty comedies from the early 2000s like +The Hangover, +Stepbrothers. ++A Fistful of Dollars, +++Snatch, ++Hot Fuzz, +Dodgeball... I can't think of any others really.
      I got lazy and just put + marks next to the ones I liked (more + more liked) and a ~ next to the stuff I wasn't really into. Earlier in the thread were also mentioned Wizard of Oz, Robocop, and Citizen Kane, all of which I liked well enough.

      I think the main things I'd want to avoid is stuff that's really, really historical or so down to earth that it feels like a documentary.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start with the greeks

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Find what you like and never feel shame for liking it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also this. Keep in mind that just like any other creative medium, there is no such thing as a good or bad movie, never apologise for liking or disliking certain movies.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dumbest thing I've ever read on this pitiful board.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nah he's right, unless you worship israeli critics who tell you movies can't be good without themes of homosexuality and black empowerment.
          Trust your own taste while watching movies instead of sucking off rich buttholes who hate you.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There's a difference between enjoying a crappy, schlocky piece of garbage media and saying it's actually a "good film." It's not a question of listening to israelite critics to know what is and isn't shit, but if you can't sniff out a turd then you're too stupid to consume media in the first place since you'll just gobble up whatever is crapped on your plate. I think Conan the Barbarian is the greatest movie ever made but I'm not about to sit here and say it's an artistic triumph and a staggeringly glorious display of cinematography. Yeah, the soundtrack is near perfect, but it's not a near perfect film.

            moron.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Dead Doll is a great film, though.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              There are people out there who hate Conan and would call you a moron for watching that "schlock." It's all subjective unless you're talking about the absolute lowest effort shit, which nboody is.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >lowest effort shit
                And even then there are people out there who would be in love with those movies.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nobdy cares as long as you don't call them good

                There are people out there who hate Conan and would call you a moron for watching that "schlock." It's all subjective unless you're talking about the absolute lowest effort shit, which nboody is.

                >It's all subjective
                No it isn't.
                You enjoyment is subjective. Quality isn't for the most part

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                And without guidelines that help us dictate what is and isn't good quality (things we don't have when it comes to creative mediums), it's all subjective.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                An easy way to figure out what's quality or not is to look at what all the professionals on Rotten Tomatoes are saying, they've never let us down before. If a movie is below 90% on RT it's unwatchable schlock.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Quality isn't for the most part
                Who decides what's quality and what isn't?
                Sorry but if I enjoy a movie no amount of homosexuals online crying will get me to change my mind. I trust my own taste far more than I trust other people's.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Discernment and media literacy
                you are still conflating ejoyment and qualiy

                Quality is subjective unless you want to say Black Panther is one of the greatest films of all time.

                boxoffice says nothing about quality. It's baout how many peope enjoyed it, at best. Or about how many fell for the marketing or were fidelized by the brand.

                And without guidelines that help us dictate what is and isn't good quality (things we don't have when it comes to creative mediums), it's all subjective.

                Guidelines are there.
                There ar schools to lear them. And media literacy is a thing.
                Storytelling has it's own "grammar".
                Only your enjoyment is subjective. "muh relativism is only a cope used by those who want to like shit without being called shitlikers.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >There ar schools to lear them.
                Lmao.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >being a trained storyteller who is knowledgeable about different media from differnt eras and how they work and why doens't bring anything to the table
                Lmao indeed

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                None of that gives you the authority to decide what is good and what isn't. Who gave them the right to say what is and isn't good?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Discernment and media literacy. Same reason a doctor can tell you what is better for you from a medical perspective.
                Only thing nobody has the right to tell you is the level of enjoyment you should get from it. And that's all.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >media literacy
                Oh, so they have the authority because they're better at making up troony metaphors for every film they watch. I get it now.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Same reason a doctor can tell you what is better for you from a medical perspective.
                Oh my, I am arguing with a moron, holy shit.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I see loot of emotion and no argument/refutations

                >You are still conflating like/dislike with good/bad
                All a movie being >good means is that a lot of people and/or professionals like it. It's not objective.

                No it doesn't.

                >I expresed it clearly and backed up with facts.
                Still waiting for those.

                storytelling "grammar" being learned and taught --> fact
                media literacy exisitng --> fact
                enjyment =/= quality --> fact
                competence --> your input more valuable --> fact
                inb4 your fact are opinions. They aren't opinions

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Explain how a piece of entertainment can be "objectively good" independent of the thoughts of everyone who watches it.
                It can be an """objective""" 10/10 masterpiece according to your made up guidelines but if everyone thinks it's uninteresting garbage then it didn't do a good job at being a movie.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Still conflating quality with enjoyment.
                And nobody tells you what to enjoy.

                Do you have a caregiver? I'm genuinely asking, I have no idea how a moron like you lives day to day without accidentally killing themselves. There's no point in arguing with you, nothing will ever be able to bring you out of your echo chamber.
                >Saying that things exist is an epic pwn.
                Holy shit.

                Don't choke on that anger brick.
                Facts are facts wheter you like it or not.

                Movies I like = good
                Movies I don't like = probably good too but not for me
                Movies I hate = bad
                It's that simple.

                >Movies I like = enjoyable
                >Movies I don't like = unenjoyable
                >Movies I hate = very unenjoyable
                It's that simple.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The point of a movie is to be enjoyable. If it's not enjoyable it's not quality. A film that's not entertaining is like a car you can't drive, I don't give a frick about the craftsmanship if it didn't accomplish the bare minimum.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >If it's not enjoyable it's not quality
                This is jsut wrong, but you are probably thinking about extreme examples.
                About the the rest, I never said anything that contradicts it

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Don't choke on that anger brick.
                You're not smart enough to make me angry, stop projecting, and remember, there's no such thing as a good or bad movie, never has been and never will be, and it doesn't matter how much schooling you go through. Good and bad are subjective, there's no way to prove a subjective thing as fact. Keep coping though, maybe one day you'll face the facts.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If there's no such thing as a good or bad movie, then why are you defending them. and why are you sharing with other an opinion that only makes sense withing the boundaries of your skull?
                Still you wouldn't find anyone who thinks that no way you can't tell the difference in quality between a movie made by Kubick and one made by Uwe Boll.
                You just want to like shit without being considered a shitliker. One day you will grow up and like what you like without the need for validation, even if what you like is objectively bad

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >you can't tell the difference in quality between a movie made by Kubick and one made by Uwe Boll.
                Rampage by Boll is unironic kino. Broken clock kek.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I "liked" house of the dead and alone in the dark wasn't unwatchable
                Haven't seen rampager

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Rampage and Postal are probably the only two Boll movies you could say are actually "good," but a lot of what makes Rampage great is that Boll let Brendan Fletcher adlib most of his lines and he came up with a lot of funny shit. If Uwe hired an actor who half-assed it then it would've ended up being trash.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Oh that is rampage. My mind went to the movie about giant beasts detrying the city, with Dwayne Johnson and I was: "was that made by Uwe Boll?"

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, different Rampage. Boll was actually pissed about the Dwayne Johnson one even though it's based on a game that came out long before his movie kek.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I think I've seen bit and pieces of the Uwe Boll one. It felt like a fun b-movie, from what I could tell

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >It felt like a fun b-movie, from what I could tell
                Yeah if you're in the mood for a chaotic movie where a guy goes on a rampage and fricks up a whole town of people then you won't go wrong with Rampage. The lead is really funny like I said, he's such a smug bastard once he's armored up.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Nice bait, it's impossible to take you seriously.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Stay mad then, sophist

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Stay mad then
                Only if you stay moronic.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Do you have a caregiver? I'm genuinely asking, I have no idea how a moron like you lives day to day without accidentally killing themselves. There's no point in arguing with you, nothing will ever be able to bring you out of your echo chamber.
                >Saying that things exist is an epic pwn.
                Holy shit.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                The difference is that film is subjective and health isn't.
                Remember that reviewers said The Thing was shit when it came out.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You probably also believe in moral realism too, don't you?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Morals at their core are basd on biology. With a loot of bullshit biut on it that not always make sense

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >boxoffice says nothing about quality.
                But according to the reviews Black Panther is one of the best films of all time, it's not just how much money it made. If we're being objective then BP is a masterpiece of a film, no matter your opinion on it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I'm sure all those review are unbiased and strictly based on discernement and media literacy, anon

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                LMAO, as soon as someone makes you look like an idiot you start making excuses.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You can't do an unbiased review because everyone likes different things in film. Unless you've never seen a movie before you're going into it with a bias.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                You are still conflating like/dislike with good/bad

                LMAO, as soon as someone makes you look like an idiot you start making excuses.

                Sounds liek you are butthurt. I didn't make any excuse. It was may point all the time, I expresed it clearly and backed up with facts.
                Unlike you
                >how it can be bad if I like it?
                Stop being egocentric

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >You are still conflating like/dislike with good/bad
                All a movie being >good means is that a lot of people and/or professionals like it. It's not objective.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I expresed it clearly and backed up with facts.
                Still waiting for those.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                tspdt is the best, but 1000 movies might be a bit too much. You can watch top 100, 200, 500 whatever.
                Or you can watch them in chronological order.

                >Black Panther
                Eh, it's not. If you want to watch stuff that's really considered the best you have to look for end-of-decade lists and similar stuff. Despite the initial praise Black Panther wasn't anywhere near the top on any 2010s lists I've seen.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I don't care how "objectively good" according to critics a movie is if it isn't enjoyable. Movies are entertainment, being enjoyable is the goal.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >I don't care how "objectively good" according to critics a movie is if it isn't enjoyable.
                That was my point all the time. You will be just called out if you call it good/bad.
                Btw "critics" and objective metrics aren't the same thing, like science and the scientific communty. Science is true, beut the scientific community can have evey kind of interests that are in conflict with trueness

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >You will be just called out if you call it good/bad.
                Called out by who? morons whose opinion matters just as little as mine? Big whoop, that's what happens when you discuss subjective stuff like entertainment.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Quality is subjective unless you want to say Black Panther is one of the greatest films of all time.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >artistic triumph and a staggeringly glorious display of cinematography.
              This is subjective, there would be no way to prove that a movie is objectively this.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >I'm not about to sit here and say it's an artistic triumph and a staggeringly glorious display of cinematography
              coward

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >t. doesn't understand the Riddle of Steel

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sean Connery's James Bond, Planet of the Apes, The Money Pit. Thank me later.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Sean Connery's James Bond
      Can I just recommend Goldfinger if you're only going to see one. Frick, if you're only gonna see one James Bond movie... it should probably be Goldfinger

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chimes at Midnight and Conan the Barbarian. After you understand the heroism of Falstaff and the Riddle of Steel, then watch Big Trouble in Little China. Then watch the Dollars trilogy. When you understand why For a Few Dollars More is the best of the three, never watch another movie again because it's mostly downhill from there.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Literally, just watch whatever movie poster looks good and then when you've seen enough movies, you'll start thinking about certain actors and directors that you like and then you can explore their filmographies and through exploring that, you'll find other actors and actors that you like and then through those people, you'll find other directors that you like and so on.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >actors and actors
      Actors and directors*

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I want to get into them. Where do I even start?
    Watch movies that stick out and seem interesting to you.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Start with John Ford. He's every directors favorite director.

  18. 1 month ago
    OP

    Thank you all very much for your genuine responses. I was kind of expecting to not get any replies or just shitposted but there's a lot of fun-looking stuff in this thread and I'm looking forward to digging into all of these suggestions.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So what action are you going to take based on the replies in this thread?

      • 1 month ago
        OP

        I've compiled the responses in a notepad document and I'll try to watch through them. If I especially like one, I'll note the director down and maybe an actor or two if I liked their performances a lot so I can look into those once I've worked through the recs I've gotten. Probably try to watch at least two films a week (but maybe that number will go up if I end up getting hooked?).
        I just realized that I'm also going to need some way of actually watching these fricking things, I might hit my local library for that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I just realized that I'm also going to need some way of actually watching these fricking things, I might hit my local library for that.
          Can I recommend 1337x.to anon. Just be careful that you type that exact adress into your search bar. If you google it it'll come up with fake sites called things like 1337.to or whatever

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, just pirate them (unless you live in Germany), if you don't know how to then there are plenty of guides out there. FMHYdotnet has a bunch of shit that will help you, it's great and it gets updated every month.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Much appreciated my friend. I guess I'll need to get a VPN too (don't want my roomie to get any mail from our ISP).

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              To be clear there's way better private trackers out there but 1337x is a really good public one for most stuff.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A seedbox is better than A vpn then you can get into private trackers with full disc remuxes

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >I'll note the director down and maybe an actor or two if I liked their performances
          Also, keep in mind that just because you don't like something from an actor or director once, doesn't mean that all their work will be like that. For example, I like some of Rian Johnson's movies but there are other times when I think he fell flat, don't let one bad experience sour that person for you.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          hey bro, here’s some must-watch modern animated films in my opinion since nobody else seems to have mentioned cartoons yet. They’re still very good movies overall even if you dont like cartoons.
          Check them out if you’re interested, instead of wasting your time with modern Disney/Pixar.
          Make sure to use VLC after downloading, MKV files are usually the best imo cuz they come with subtitles which mp4 files (like yify torrents) usually do not.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Another suggestion: Apocalypse Now (try to watch the theatrical cut, redux is too long)

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Too much stuff is released every year to just watch everything. Critics deserve criticism and aren't always reliable, but they still have better taste than the general public and it's better to follow their recommendations than IMDb or whatever.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but they still have better taste than the general public and it's better to follow their recommendations than IMDb or whatever.
      Eh I'm not super into preachy movies about race or womanhood so my taste usually differs from the critics. Think I'll stick with audience reactions and my own feelings on films.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >preachy movies about race or womanhood
        Meme, most movies praised by the critics that are remembered years after their release aren't about this.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Most of those are rememebered because they land on some shilled list that gets posted and reposted.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Audience reaction is both biased and illiterate.
        Critics are paid and biased
        Either get some critical thinking or just follow your guts

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Movies I like = good
    Movies I don't like = probably good too but not for me
    Movies I hate = bad
    It's that simple.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I should warn you that most movies are shit.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do yourself a favour and watch the Chinese Ghost Story Trilogy. That will give you the angle on the old Hong Kong cinema, which is distinctly different to both Chinese and Ameri-israelite media.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Hong Kong cinema
      I've been wanting to get into Hong Kong cinema for a while now, I feel like it's gonna be a rabbit hole that will occupy a good amount of my time, got a chart for it or something?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/timeouts+the+100+best+hong+kong+films/dirty_score/

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I want to get into them
    you're not into the 10 movies that you've watched? maybe you should look for another hobby
    also post the ones you've seen

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're not really "into movie" if you've only seen 10, which is what he means. That's a week's worth of viewing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        tbh if you've only seen 10 movies but you know them really well and can discuss them at length, that puts you head and shoulders above any
        of the troglodytes posting here.
        Not assuming that's op. He sounds like he's full of shit. You watch more movies per month just randomly flipping channels.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >just randomly flipping channels
          Did you just wake up from a coma? It's 2024. Nobody flips through channels.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Lots of people do, and if he's 32 he most certainly has at some point in his life. Sit down, zoom zoom, be humble.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Google some top lists like BFI, Sound & Sight, Doubling the Canon and pick movies.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Once you've watched a few films, try watching F for Fake (1973). It's Orson Welles at his most indulgent and it can suck you right in. At it's release it was near universally panned and only contextualized in the next 20-30 years could people start to come around to understanding how ahead of it's time it was

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only 10!? Like wtf? you dodged most family nights then kek. Anyways a lot of these guys are recommending old classics. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who almost never watches movies. Watching older movies is a lot of fun but also an acquired taste. Just start with 2000> to now classics.

    Some suggestions:
    2000- 2010
    Gladiator
    The dark knight
    Lotr Trilogy
    The prestige
    V for Vendetta
    Snatch
    Inglorious Bastards

    2010- to 2020
    Nice guys
    Gone Girl
    The town
    Blade Runner 2049
    Shutter Island
    Hell or High Water
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Edge of tomorrow

    I skipped non English films and art housy films. Most of my suggestions are either comedy's and/or actions films or generational classics. These aren't necessarily the best. But i think they are accessible and good fun. Hell or high water is just a great movie, but it's a little less accessible to someone who's not into movies. So maybe not start out with that one. You're 32 so once you get into it i would suggest looking for the classics of the late 90s (matrix, fight club, etc.). Just work your way down.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Nice guys
      >Gone Girl
      >The town
      >Blade Runner 2049
      >Shutter Island
      >Hell or High Water
      >Mad Max: Fury Road
      >Edge of tomorrow
      All of them mediocre to bad. (except shutter island)
      Now I rememeber why I don't watch modern movies

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I would say mediocre to good. Anyways you did see them. OP hasn't seen shit. My ex gf rarely ever watched movies when i first met her. The first film we watched together was Casablanca. It was not a success. We tried several others including some foreign films i like but she didn't like any of them. She had no point of reference ( just like OP) which is why we ended up watching the greatest hits together. It took a full year before we tried some more foreign films. I dunno what to tell you bro. Someone who has never watched movies before isn't gonna turn on Citizen Kane or Metropolis and think it's a masterpiece.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Someone who has never watched movies before isn't gonna turn on Citizen Kane or Metropolis and think it's a masterpiece.
          That's true. I would never suggest those to a newcomer.
          I guess one should just try many genre from many eras, until something clicks. With time you get attuned to a timeframe and it get easy to attune your brain.
          Maybe start with a gnre he/she really likes or something easy, fun and timeless. What kind of antichrist wouldn't like Some Likes it Hot?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are you sure your woman isn’t just a brainlet with an
          >ew omg this movie is like 100 years old
          Childish mindset? Casablanca is easily accessible and has been spoofed and parodied a billion times, same with Citizen Kane but I could see a woman not enjoying that one.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Women are children.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The more I look at this, the most interesting thing to me is the disparity in the years the movies were released.

              Man that's got to suck. I feel like even moreso than missing out on movies, people like that probably won't even be able to speak the "language of film". They're just gonna watch something and not understand why anything is happening or what the emotional context or meaning is supposed to be.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I feel like starting with the 70s, 80s, and 90s would be a better idea than diving into the really old stuff at the beginning.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this guy has the right idea. entry level IMDBcore Nolan-tino shiny plotted mainstream blockbusters

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Answer to these questions and i'll recommend you 5 films to watch:
    What are your interests in life?
    What's your sexual preferences?
    Are you more joyful or dramatic?
    What's your attention span?

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Chinatown 1974
    Cry Danger 1951
    Dead Reckoning 1947
    Farewell, My Lovely 1975
    His Kind of Woman 1951
    I Wake Up Screaming 1941
    Kiss Me Deadly 1955
    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 1950
    Laura 1944
    Le Deuxième Souffle 1966
    Le Doulos 1963
    Le Samouraï 1967
    Murder My Sweet 1944
    Out of the Past 1947
    Panique 1946
    Pickup on South Street 1953
    Ride the Pink Horse 1947
    The Asphalt Jungle 1950
    The Big Heat 1953
    The Big Sleep (pre release)
    The Killers 1946
    The Killing 1956
    The Maltese Falcon 1941
    This Gun for Hire 1942
    To Have and Have Not 1944
    Where the Sidewalk Ends 1950

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got you OP. A lot of people will post pretentious "classics" but these are the most objectively fun (and popular) films ever made.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >dogshit mass hysteria: the series
      I just ruined movies, no big deal

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >imagine watching this slop
      I don't use this word often, but this is literally slop for pigs.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1954 Godzilla
    1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla
    1964 Ghidorah the Three Headed Monster
    1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster
    1966 Ebirah Horror of the Deep
    1971 Godzilla vs. Hedorah
    1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan
    1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
    1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla
    1989 Godzilla vs. Biollante
    1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
    1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
    1999 Godzilla 2000 Millenium
    2001 Godzilla Mothra And King Ghidorah Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
    2002 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
    2003 Godzilla Tokyo S.O.S.
    2004 Godzilla Final Wars
    2016 Shin Godzilla
    2023 Godzilla: Minus One
    >Monsters are tragic beings. They are born too tall, too strong, too heavy, they are not evil by choice. That is their tragedy. They do not attack people because they want to, but because of their size and strength, mankind has no other choice but to defend himself. After several stories such as this, people end up having a kind of affection for the monsters. They end up caring about them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I get some of the other exclusions but how are you gonna skip Mothra vs Godzilla

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm just not the biggest fan of Mothra. I mean I get why people are but I'm just not. Also it feels like a lot of the essential mothra-specific content of the 62 movie is also present in the 64 movie. Feel free to make your own list.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's kind of insane how iconic those girls are in Japan. Literally everyone here knows them and their Mothra song.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm just not the biggest fan of Mothra. I mean I get why people are but I'm just not. Also it feels like a lot of the essential mothra-specific content of the 62 movie is also present in the 64 movie. Feel free to make your own list.

            Cuz it's so weird and memorable.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The music is amazing that's why.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Peanuts are better imo.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >of the 62 movie

          Forgot they were both released in 64 for some reason...my point stands though. I feel, as far as "getting" mothra goes, it's kind of a repeat to watch both 64 movies for a total noob. A Godzilla fan will watch them all and doesn't need to be told "what to watch." I have seen them all at least 5 times a piece. That list is the ones I tend to re-watch more. I'm gonna add vs. Mothra to my list just so I never have to have this discussion in the future lol. It's not a big enough distinction to have to wade into why it's omitted every time I post the list for some noob.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're really that inexperienced with cinema I recommend just following the imdb top 100 list. Once you've seen some of the top movies you'll have a better sense of what you like personally and you can go from there.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    why would you come ask this on the reactionary propaganda board?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      because the alternative is worse, I guess

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    my personal recommendation to anons trying to get into cinema for the first time is to start with New Hollywood. the films tend to be some of the best to come out of the US, while not being too old to turn people away. personally, I'd start with something by either Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg, Polanski, Siegel, Peckinpah, Lument, Friedkin, or Eastwood from the late 60s to early 80s. there films from that time tend to be extremely kino, while still being entertaining enough for someone just getting into films. from there, find out which directors/actors/genres you like most and then find the directors/actors/films that inspired them or were influenced by them. the best way to discover great films is to just do it naturally and not try to follow any "best of" list

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >learned japanese just to read autism mangos and trannime
    >has only seen 10 films
    explains a lot about Cinemaphile and Cinemaphile
    how depressing

    the rest of you are casting pearls before swine, no way this kid will enjoy anything pre-2000 let alone fricking Orson Welles and Lawrence of Arabia LOL. he taps out at Speed Racer and western animated kids movies guaranteed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      he claims to have liked Citizen Kane, so I don't see why he wouldn't like pre-2000s films

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        lol get real, performative "appreciation" of CK has been a meme for decades

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Are you sure your woman isn’t just a brainlet with an
          >ew omg this movie is like 100 years old
          Childish mindset? Casablanca is easily accessible and has been spoofed and parodied a billion times, same with Citizen Kane but I could see a woman not enjoying that one.

          Kek I posted the same pic as you but couldn’t disagree more. Citizen Kane oozes style, and Welles is charismatic and the script is funny. You don’t have to be a genius to just enjoy the film…

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    how can you be that much of a weaboo and not explore JP cinema let alone a single Kurosawa, astounding. Gotta either be a neckbeard e-girl lover or a kawaii projecting AGP troony. Gross

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have any conception of what you like? What you're into? What outside interests you have that could be explored through film?

    I'm more interested in hearing how the heck someone gets through life seeing only 10 movies than I am in any recommendation lists.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >how the heck someone gets through life seeing only 10 movies

      younggay raised on youtube/tiktok with the attention span of a goldfish. Sad. Many such cases.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Man that's got to suck. I feel like even moreso than missing out on movies, people like that probably won't even be able to speak the "language of film". They're just gonna watch something and not understand why anything is happening or what the emotional context or meaning is supposed to be.

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you've literally seen nothing then just watch the entry level shit off imdb 250 list like the godfather and shawshank redemption. Ignore any capeshit, and indian movies because they spam votes.

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Go on IMDB Top 250 movies.
    Just scroll through them and read the small descriptions and choose to watch the ones that pop out to you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lots of garbage on that list

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Lots of garbage in every list. It's the nature of lists.

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