What's a good movie/bad movie you can suggest?

  1. We use Netflix to order our DVDs by mail and it's time to add to our list. Can you suggest some good movies for my family?

    We like a little of everything but nothing blatently sexual or violent. We have a set of parents, two teens and a pre-teen to provide for. I like dramas and "Hallmark movie" tear jerkers, Dad likes adventure movies and sci-fi and the kids like everything I won't let them watch.

    We watched the Royal Tennebaums last night. What a ROTTEN movie!! It was slow moving, had a dull to non-existent plot but great people were starring in it. We just couldn't believe all these stars could be in such a stinker. Don't rent this one!
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    "Chicago" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" are two that immediately come to mind.......both films have something for just about everyone: humor, adventure, music, some innuendo but no real nudity, and they are just lots of FUN! So is 1998's "The Mask of Zorro", with Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones.....a good old-fashioned swashbuckler with a few modern twists, like a girl who can match swords with the best of 'em and great, funny dialogue between the characters while engaged in mortal combat.

    Hope these suggestions are helpful.......all three movies are in our DVD library, and we never get tired of them!
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    We're really picky. "The Green Mile" is an excellent choice. Also liked "Good As It Gets" and "The Bourne Identity." Can't think right now of other good ones.

    Didn't like "Chocalat," "Chicago," or "Shakespeare in Love." But there are so many lousy movies out there... even ones with great reviews from respected critics. Seems everything is effects and no, or virtually no, real substance.

    I'll think of some more goodies as soon as I post this. ;>)
    Last edit by LarryG on Apr 5, '04
  5. by   zambezi
    I am not a huge "scary" movie fan, but I watched Gothica (with Halle Berry) last night and it was pretty good...definately kept me interested the whole time (a feat in itself).

    Other fun movies are the "classics": indiana jones set, back to the futures, star wars, Leathal Weapon(s) etc...

    Other favorites are:
    A Few Good Men
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Sixteen Candles
    Point Break
    Pretty much animation/Disney film
    Gone in 60 seconds
    Austin Powers
    Men in BLack

    Well, I could go on...we have a pretty extensive movie list at home...I always have lots of movies that I can watch...
  6. by   smk1
    a good adventure flick is the bourne identity, light comedy undercover brother,

    also enjoyed- cheaper by the dozen (the new one great family movie),
    mona lisa smile, how to lose a guy in 10 days.
  7. by   unknown99
    Good movie... Sweet Home Alabama
    Bad movie (but one you can't help but watch)... JackAss, The Movie
  8. by   gwenith
    From Australia

    "Rabbit Proof Fence" - true story

    "Pricillia - Queen of the desert" light hearted comedy but not for the kids

    "The Castle" riotous comedy

    "Strictly Ballroom" - if you have ever been a member of a club you will love this one

    "Crackerjack" set around lawn bowls it is also a very funny look at how humans interact inside a club.

    "Shine" - true story

    Other Aussie classics include

    "picnic at Hanging Rock" - the only spooky movie to have the final fright seen set in broad daylight

    "The Man from Snowy River" although to do this film justice google the poem of the same title by Banjo Patterson


    For your father order "red dwarf" it was a BBC comedy Science fiction that has most people holding thier sides.
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    Jerimiah Johnson, Pulp fiction (not for the kids tho), Matilda (absolutely wonderful), man from snowy river is great, school of rock, charlies angels... there are more.
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from sagarcia210
    Good movie... Sweet Home Alabama
    Bad movie (but one you can't help but watch)... JackAss, The Movie
    Oh, "Jackass" was awful all right.....but I howled all the way through it!! Definitely wouldn't recommend it for the younger OR the older set, however---too much profanity and nudity for Grandma & Grandpa, and you don't want to give the kiddo's any ideas........
  11. by   thatldo
    Worst: Lost In Translation

    It was made in a month, low budget and it shows.
    Can't believe it was nominated for an award (s)..?
    Stupid plot, Bill Murray plays a burnt out old movie star, so it was a no in depth character training to prepare himself for this role. Bored to death w/this movie.

    I agree with the Aussie, Man from Snowy River and part two of this flick were excellent and two of my favorite movies.
  12. by   suzanne4
    "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton" and "Chasing Liberty" for the young at heart and the kids can even watch......good and fun family entertainment..........

    Just thinking, not sure if they are available yet in the US on DVD. Over here, everything is.......................
  13. by   OCCHCanada
    I would highly recommend SecondHand Lions - it just came out on DVD. Very good family movie. My teenage sons really enjoyed it.
  14. by   Havin' A Party!
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    Last edit by LarryG on Apr 5, '04