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The "If You Liked ___, You'll Like ____" Recommendations Section.
Topic by: underdog
Posted: December 6, 2004 - 12:12 PM PST
Last Reply: December 7, 2004 - 4:44 PM PST

author topic: The "If You Liked ___, You'll Like ____" Recommendations Section.
underdog
post #1  on December 6, 2004 - 12:12 PM PST  
Help your fellow members out, or ask for help here!

As there have been several threads recently devoted to requesting recommendations for films based on a member's viewing history, it seemed high time to create a more general and "official" thread to this, as a companion to our Recommendations Engine. So use this space to list a few movies you've liked in hopes of receiving more ideas from fellow members, or do both, list some movies and then some other related films you think deserve a look.

Go to this discussion for an example of how this can work (or this one for an anime-specific thread).

Have fun!

C
hamano
post #2  on December 6, 2004 - 12:20 PM PST  
I disagree... I liked ___, but I didn't like ____ at all! How could you possibly put those two in the same category?
underdog
post #3  on December 6, 2004 - 12:29 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2004 - 12:20 PM PST hamano wrote:
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> I disagree... I liked ___, but I didn't like ____ at all! How could you possibly put those two in the same category?
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True. _____ had its merits, but I thought ______ was really fantastic! Except for a bit too much gratuitous _______ing.

I also liked some of the voices that Mel ____ did in the first film, but Les _____'s direction in the second was sublime.


Hee!

Anyway... Okay, I have one.

I liked Preston Sturges comedies (Sullivan's Travels, Lady Eve, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, etc). Anyone think of a director from that era, or a film from that era, that shares a similar sensibility -- sharp satire, witty dialogue, some romance with an edge...

hamano
post #4  on December 6, 2004 - 12:41 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2004 - 12:29 PM PST underdog wrote:
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> I liked Preston Sturges comedies (Sullivan's Travels, Lady Eve, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, etc). Anyone think of a director from that era, or a film from that era, that shares a similar sensibility -- sharp satire, witty dialogue, some romance with an edge...

Er.... Tokyo Godfathers... if you haven't already seen it....
underdog
post #5  on December 6, 2004 - 1:04 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2004 - 12:41 PM PST hamano wrote:
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> Er.... Tokyo Godfathers... if you haven't already seen it....
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I have -- loved it! Thanks. That really *is* like Preston Sturges-Anime isn't it?

DLeonard
post #6  on December 6, 2004 - 1:54 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2004 - 12:29 PM PST underdog wrote:
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> I liked Preston Sturges comedies (Sullivan's Travels, Lady Eve, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, etc). Anyone think of a director from that era, or a film from that era, that shares a similar sensibility -- sharp satire, witty dialogue, some romance with an edge...
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ooooo, Palm Beach Story no, that's Sturges too.

I've only see a couple Ernst Lubitsch films, but I'd have to throw him in as someone at the level of Sturges.
Bowwow
post #7  on December 6, 2004 - 3:34 PM PST  
I liked Mrs Brown and Pride and Prejudice. I guess I have a fondness for period romances made by BBC. Has anyone seen any good ones lately?
underdog
post #8  on December 6, 2004 - 3:41 PM PST  
> On December 6, 2004 - 3:34 PM PST Bowwow wrote:
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> I liked Mrs Brown and Pride and Prejudice. I guess I have a fondness for period romances made by BBC. Has anyone seen any good ones lately?
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Have you seen Persuasion? I quite liked that one, rather. My girlfriend is also into British period romances; didn't like this Northanger Abbey as much, though.

woozy
post #9  on December 6, 2004 - 4:16 PM PST  
> I liked Preston Sturges comedies (Sullivan's Travels, Lady Eve, Miracle of Morgan's Creek, etc). Anyone think of a director from that era, or a film from that era, that shares a similar sensibility -- sharp satire, witty dialogue, some romance with an edge...
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Me too! That's why I joined GC in the first place.

I wouldn't be the first to compare Alexander Payne's "Citizen Ruth" to Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

ALittlefield
post #10  on December 6, 2004 - 6:40 PM PST  

> I wouldn't be the first to compare Alexander Payne's Citizen Ruth to Miracle of Morgan's Creek.

Funny, I've seen and enjoyed both of those films, but I never thought of them as simular before, but when I think about it, it would seem that Sturges was only hinting at what Payne could show....also, I would suggest Ernst Lubitsch's TROUBLE IN PARADISE to fans of Sturges, the humor isn't as broad (no pratfalls)but it's very clever.
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sinisterguffaw
post #11  on December 7, 2004 - 4:44 PM PST  
this may seem like a no-brainer, but if you liked Shaun of the Dead, you should check out:

Dead Alive
Wild Zero
Versus
and of course, Army of Darkness

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