Cable is out, and the guy said that it may be a couple days until it’s back up. Fuck!
So I’m heading out to rent some DVDs in about an hour, and probably again tomorrow night. I need recommendations for movies that only air on Showtime.
I get HBO and Starz, so I don’t want anything that will be one of their “Saturday Premieres,” because I really like getting two new movies to check out each week. I rented Batman Begins and Exorcism of Emily Rose last year, and was seriously bummed when they showed up on HBO premieres and I’d already seen them.
Some movies, however, are Showtime-only. Showtime is owned by Paramount, but not all Paramount movies are Showtime exclusives. War of the Worlds, for example, is premiering this Saturday on HBO.
Anyway, I know of a list of movies that are Showtime exclusives, but would really appreciate it if you guys could help me out with any you know of. The list I am aware of is:
**Changing Lanes ** (already saw it)
**We Were Soldiers ** (saw last half on network tv, so I might get it)
**Mean Girls ** (Is this any good?)
**Saw ** / Saw 2 (#1 on my list.)
Now, there are also some independant movies that are sort of exclusive to Showtime in that they never appear on Starz or HBO, but because they’re independent they show up on IFC or Sundance. As such, I’ve already seen them. These include, to my knowledge:
What else should I get? Note that I like pretty much all types of movies. The only requirement is that they be fairly recent; say the last couple decades. I like gangster movies, romantic comedies, dramas, suspense, mystery, horror, action, science fiction, fantasy, swords and sandals, western, slapstick comedies, romance, tragedy, documentaries, family movies, feel-good claptrap, teen flicks, old geezer flicks; you name it, there’s at least one movie in the genre I really like. Anything too new, though, runs the risk of being an HBO or Starz premiere next summer, so nothing more recent than 2004. Basically, I’m looking for movies from 1990-2004 that are Showtime exclusives.