r/movies 8h ago

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (03/22/23-03/29/23)


The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“The Innocent” (2022) Unlucky_Mess3884 “Lone Star” [l33twalnuts]
"Brian and Charles” Ch3w84cc4 “The Hunt for Red October” [bas781]
“Exit” (2019) [stockybloke] “The Fly” [AneeshRai7]
“John Wick” DJZbad93 “Meantime” (1983) [RottenPop.com*]
“The Ides of March” Baron_von_Stoopid “Eyes of Fire” [mikeyfresh]
"Rango” [OpiFunStuff] "The Verdict” [WhyYu95]
“Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” paradisegardens2021 “Dragonslayer” (1981) [ManaPop.com*]
“Mother” (2009) [jcar195] "The Lion in Winter” (1968) Unabated_Blade
“The Wrestler” Councilist_sc “Ship of Fools” [RoidingOldMan]
“Erin Brockovich” ShadyIntentions “Fanfan la Tulipe” (1952) qumrun60

r/movies 9h ago

Trailer Asteroid City - Official Trailer


r/movies 9h ago

Discussion In 1994, Jim Carrey starred in Ace Ventura, The Mask, and Dumb & Dumber. Has any other actor had as good a calendar year?


It's crazy to think Jim Carrey made 3 classic comedies in one year, 1994.

  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Feb '94) made $107M worldwide.
  • The Mask (July '94) made $351M and got Carrey a GG Best Actor nom.
  • Dumb & Dumber (Dec '94) made $270M worldwide.

The three films made a total of $550 million in 1994 dollars, or $995M adjusted for 2023.

Has any other actor had this successful a year?

r/movies 6h ago

News Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander Set For Thriller ‘Hope’ From ‘The Wailing’ Director Na Hong-Jin


r/movies 21h ago

Discussion What movie adaptation seemed to completely misunderstand its source material?


Wondering what are some film adaptations that pretty clearly did not get the source material they were adapting. One I would go with is the Last Airbender movie. I have a hard time believing Shyamalan even watched many of the original episodes of the show. It’s like he took the show’s plot and stripped everything from it that made people enjoy it.

r/movies 9h ago

Trailer Beau Is Afraid - Behind the Scenes Trailer


r/movies 1d ago Take My Energy

Poster Official Poster for Wes Anderson’s ‘Asteroid City’

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r/movies 1d ago

News ‘Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen Joins Marvel’s ‘Deadpool 3’


r/movies 2h ago

News ‘Squid Game’ Star Hoyeon Joins Michael Fassbender & Alicia Vikander In Korean Thriller ‘Hope’

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r/movies 1d ago

News Pixar’s New ‘Up’ Short Film ‘Carl’s Date’ to Debut Theatrically With ‘Elemental’


r/movies 5h ago

Media How Aladdin Tricks You With Clever Transitions


r/movies 21h ago

Discussion Blonde: What the fuck did I watch?


"Spoilers" ahead, though I genuinely don't think anything can be spoiled besides your mood when you watch this train wreck.

I just need to see if I am nuts here or if this really was the same film that had OSCAR'S NOMINATIONS.

So first offense, starting at the least bad and working our way up, it's like three hours long. Is it bad for a film to be almost three hours long? Not necessarily. But that film better have the most goddamn compelling story. This did NOT.

Second, I get the general idea of it being "artsy" and whatever, but they just tried so hard with no true direction. It was an absolute mess, and the artsiness got more aggressive along with the story (biggest offense).

Finally, the story. Oh my god. I don't even know where to begin. They took so many "creative liberties" that it's just defamation at that point. Accusing someone of kidnapping and forced abortion? Weird CGI fetus speaking to Marilyn and telling her she failed the fetus? How, how do you get to that point?

I just... What. I watched it last night and I still can't process that this was a movie that got greenlit, made, and then nominated.

r/movies 4h ago

Discussion How come movies like the new Spider-Man movies shoot in Georgia instead of New York because it is cheaper but lower budget films like the John Wick movies are able to shoot on location on NY for at least some scenes?


How come movies like the new Spider-Man movies shoot in Georgia instead of New York because it is cheaper but lower budget films like the John Wick movies are able to shoot on location in NY for at least some scenes? This is not to bash the Spider-Man movies or say that shooting on location automatically makes a movie better or good or something but I just wonder how this whole business works. The 160-200m Spider-Man movies shoot in Georgia in place of NY but John Wick 2 for example which cost 40m can actually shoot there?

r/movies 6h ago

News AMC Soars on Report Amazon Weighs Offer for Theater Chain


r/movies 2h ago

News ‘Evil Dead Rise’ Filmmaker Lee Cronin Tackling Horror Thriller ‘Thaw’ for New Line


r/movies 7h ago

Discussion Of all the movies that were rushed through production and released very quickly, which ones amazed you most with the final product?



Hope you’re doing well.

Apparently this isn’t too much of an uncommon thing in Hollywood for films to shoot without a script or with a very quick deadline before it’s in theaters and it does sound like a bit of a recipe for disaster, right? I mean, a movie made with just an outline and actors not receiving anything more than basic guidance has the odds against it. You add in other issues some movies have faced and the obstacles keep increasing.

When you think about it, Iron Man (no script, gambling on an actor who has fought demons who is making a comeback, etc.) actually succeeded better than so many movies which have had a smooth production and plenty of time and patience with a fantastically prepared script, but I think many people regard it as one of the best superhero movies largely because of course it was a great movie, but also it succeeded against the odds largely because of dynamite performances from the likes of RDJ and Jeff Bridges and a good on-the-surface commentary on weapons manufacturing and profiteering that was actually more than I think a lot would expect from a typical superhero movie.

What are other movies that were rushed through production that you couldn’t believe how great they turned out?

r/movies 5h ago

Discussion What is the best film in the 'Before' trilogy?


I think I might have to go with Before Midnight ya know! The cool thing about this trilogy is that everyone seems to have a different answer. It's not like the dark knight or spider man trilogy where everyone goes with number 2 haha.

They are all great for different reasons. It's really hard to decide... but I think Before Midnight has the most going on. The Greek setting was awesome, it has a great scene at the dinner table with the rest of the house guests, it also involves Jessie and Celine's children which was cute.

I know that the whole second half of that movie is a big argument between Jessie and Celine (some may be put off by that if they are personally in a rough relationship lol) but it was just so well executed! On my last rewatch I was kinda thinking that they made Celine too much of a b**ch though, but hey maybe that's just cos I'm a bit like Jesse myself and I'm being biased lol.

Arrr even re reading this now I'm not sure which is my fave! Sign of a good trilogy! It's been a long time since I've seen the first 2 so I should re visit

r/movies 8h ago

Discussion What movie adaptations completely understood it’s source material?


We did movie adaptations that completely misunderstood its source material a couple hours ago, so which one’s completely hit the nail on the head?

I’d say personally, off the top of my head have to go with No Country for Old Men. I think 9.8 times out of 10 the book is way better than the movie (in my opinion). In part due to the fact that you can’t fit all the stuff from a 300-400 page book into a 2-3 hour movie. But No Country for Old Men seemed to get all the important parts into the movie and that’s why I believe it’s equally as good as the book.

Another example would probably be The Godfather. Although Francis Ford Coppola removed a bunch of shit from the book (that’s just necessary most, if not every time), I feel like he got all the necessary parts correct. I’d also say The Godfather is the only movie I’d say is superior to the original source material.

Anyway, thank you for coming to my ted talk.

r/movies 2h ago

Review ‘Assassin’ Review: Bruce Willis’ Farewell Film Doesn’t Hold a Candle to His Career Highs


r/movies 1d ago

Discussion Movies that made you belly laugh throughout the whole film


Hi everyone! I am on the hunt for comedy movies that had your sides splitting throughout the whole movie, not just the odd scene here and there but the whole film. I want movies with a similar caliber to dude, wheres my car, scary movie 1-4, kung fu hustle, dumb and dumber 1 and 2, deadwood 1 and 2, superbad, 21 and 22 jumpstreet, Ted 1 and 2 and pretty much any movie with Sacha Baron Cohen. Would love to hear your recommendations. Thanks in advance to those who have any input!

r/movies 10h ago

Discussion Actors you like even though you don't really think they're good actors


Honestly I'm not sure this should really be in the subreddit as I'm more aware of him through his TV appearances than movies but Ron Funches.

All his lines are the delivered in the same "I'm confused, what's going on?" type of expression. In Harley Quinn he at least gets to sound worried or angry sometimes but there's still not a whole lot of emotional variation he gets to express.

But I just love the dude's voice; it's just so...funny and goofy. Anytime he pops up in something or I hear his voice in something it's just so comforting even if his actual acting is one note.

r/movies 1h ago

News Hot Horror Package ‘He’ll Come Knocking’ Lands At Paramount (Exclusive)


r/movies 5h ago

Recommendation Uncut Gems


Recently I got to watch the film Uncut Gems. I was on the fence at fist because it's supposed to deal with gambling addiction and I thought that was going to be the focus of the whole movie. Fortunately, it turned out to be a really great movie. Yes Adam Sandler's character does have gambling addiction problems, believing he can handicap basketball games and you don't find out until near the end of the film that the reason he owes his brother in law $100,000 was to buy a rare opal. I also liked the speech he gave to his client/basketball player he admires, when he's questioned about his ethics of what he paid vs what it's worth and how he flips it on him asking if he'd rather win by 1 or by 30 points making him see that it's no different. It's a really deep movie.

r/movies 3h ago

Discussion Movie questionnaire


I’m currently completing a project based around movies for college and was wondering if anyone here would be willing to help me out with some research by taking the time to fill out my questionnaire it’s just some very simple questions about your favourite film, your opinion of film in general and other things about movies


r/movies 11h ago

Question What under the radar/ lesser known movie has a soundtrack you consider top notch and that holds itself on its own?


There would be a lot I would choose but on top of my head, the farval Falkenberg soundtrack it's probably there. I also remember being at school breaks listening to the brick soundtrack, the enemy one is also pretty good. Oh yeah and killing of the sacred deer had one that was very unsettling, would understand why somebody wouldn't hear it on its own but if you are someone that enjoys more dark ambient/freakish classical, that's one. I say soundtracks but I was talking about scores mostly, share each one of your liking

r/movies 16h ago

Discussion What actor had the greatest opening one-two punch debut in film history?


I’m watching Manhunter for the nth time and was thinking, William Peterson came out of nowhere—no cast credit, nothing—and did the excellent To Live and Die in LA, and then Manhunter the following year. And then just poof’ed away into bad police procedural television shows. These are two of my all time favorite movies, by two of my favorite directors, and they both feature a lead by this unknown dude.

Who else can you think of that appeared out of nowhere, had an amazing opening with a pair of excellent movies, and then just vanished?

John Cazale of course comes to mind, but he was never a lead, and his career ended due to his death.