Please suggest some movies for me to watch

I’ll list some of my favorite movies/tv shows. Please suggest others that I can rent from Netflix.

  1. About a Boy
  2. Finding Neverland
  3. Bringing up Baby
  4. Wargames
  5. 9 to 5
  6. Any James Bond movie
  7. The Cable Guy
  8. In the Line of Fire
  9. Becket
  10. Reds

I also love sci fi and fantasy.

Since you liked 9 to 5, you’d probably like Working Girl, with Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver, or even Tommy Boy, which has a sort of workplace shenanigans theme.

Becket – would that lead you to The Lion in Winter? Mebbe.

Or you could do what I did with Netflix, and queue up about 100 or so of the best foreign films. I knew they’d be good, but I didn’t know how good. Start with the prize-winners and go from there.

If you like Bringing up baby, try KH and CG in Holiday, or Jean Arthur in The More the Merrier and Devil and Miss Jones

If you like In the Line of Fire, you might also like CE in A Perfect World and Tightrope

Hugh Grant is also very good in Four Weddings and a Funeral

If you like Becket, try A Man for All Seasons, and maybe Anne of a Thousand Days

If you liked Bond and In the Line of Fire, watch The Day of the Jackal (Fred Zinneman’s 1972 film – not the awful remake called simply “The Jackal”). You might also like The Odessa File, also based on Forsyth (but I haven’t been as happy with oyjer adaptations of his stuff).

If you like sf, you HAVE to watch Forbidden Planet and The Day the Earth Stood Still. They’re classics. There’s a host of other SF, but I’d have to lnow more about your tastes. I love 2001, but it bores some people silly, for instance.

The Lion in Winter
ST2:The Wrath of Kahn
Primer (need to watch at least twice)

The Hidden - Great late-'80s thriller about an alien criminal being chased on Earth by an LA cop and his other-alien buddy.

Breaker Morant - Excellent, award-winning Australian film about three soldiers on trial for alleged atrocities during the Boer War.

Excalibur - Stunning, stylish and beautiful movie about King Arthur’s rise and fall.

The Incredibles - Terrific, fun superhero movie.

Trading Places - Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd at their sly, comic best. And Jamie Lee Curtis shown at her best.

Dark City - Moody, atmospheric, intriguing scifi thriller.

Casablanca - A well-deserved classic. Uplifting and endlessly quotable.