#1 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

So I'm going on a 7 hour long train ride tomorrow and since I never manage to sleep while sitting I like to pass the time by watching some movies. Any suggestions? I enjoy pretty much every genre and it doesn't matter if it was released this year or in 1940, though I'd prefer newer movies.

#2 Edited by Crembaw (481 posts) -

Metropolis would take up a good amount of time. I think they just re-released a more complete version.

#3 Edited by csl316 (9237 posts) -

Serenity was neat.

#4 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1858 posts) -

In Bruges

#5 Posted by TheHT (11664 posts) -

I saw Take Shelter the other day, it's really good!

#6 Edited by Doctorchimp (4078 posts) -

@theht said:

I saw Take Shelter the other day, it's really good!

Weird, I just saw that movie and came in here to recommend that. Michael Shannon is amazing, he's seriously one of my favorite actors now.

Have you seen The Iceman? Shannon is great in that too.

Stuff that's more recent?

Michael Shannon double feature

Take Shelter (2011) and The Iceman (2012), Winona Ryder is in The Iceman. Cool hitman movie based on a real dude, I have a soft spot for Lydia.

Kings of Summer, (2013) Good little coming of age film with Ron Swanson...er Nick Offerman

The Way, Way Back (2013) Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell, same writers from The Descendants. So it's that sort of vibe.

If you haven't seen The Descendants. (2011)..watch that too.

Ruby Sparks (2012) You like Paul Dano right?

Darjeeling Limited (2007) You're on a train, wes anderson made this train movie

You might wanna space out Take Shelter and The Iceman, they're kinda downers on your train ride. Like Watch Take Shelter then The Way Way Back and then The Iceman then Kings of Summer, then you should be done with your train ride.

#7 Edited by ripelivejam (4590 posts) -

@theht said:

I saw Take Shelter the other day, it's really good!

yes, michael shannon ftmfw.

at least until the ending, unless the theory i have holds up.

i might also recommend the PS4 live stream :) (though i guess that's only on twitch for the moment)

#8 Posted by CornBREDX (5800 posts) -

Birdemic. Watch it with the rifftrax- you can actually download the live riff from them which is great. Very funny riff.

Django Unchained. Just 'cus Quentin Tarantino is always fun.

Wreck it Ralph is a Disney movie about video games. So, that's kinda cool.

That's somewhere around 7 hours.

The movies were picked at random from movies around me. To be fair I consider all of them fun to watch. Well, Django is kind of rough in spots due to it dealing with slavery but it has a satisfying conclusion.

#9 Posted by Iodine (551 posts) -

I second the In Bruges, Kings of Summer, and The Way, Way Back nominations.

Since you are on a train you could watch the Before [time of day] trilogy and become emotionally crippled

It's Such a Beautiful day trilogy (all togethers is just over an hour and its on Vimeo for like 6 bucks for the HD download)

Zodiac

Good Night and Good Luck

Lars and the Real Girl/Place Beyond the Pines

Fast 1-6 (They just touches my pleasure centers)

#10 Posted by SomeJerk (3361 posts) -

The Stand, by Stephen King.

#11 Edited by laserguy (452 posts) -

The godfather films. Oldboy, No, if you havent seen Oldboy dont watch it on a train. Dawn of the dead. Yeah Day and Dawn of the dead. Zombie, pretty amazing. Once upon a time in the west is Three hours so is The good, The bad, and the Ugly. And I think Once upon a time in America is four hours.

#12 Posted by jiggajoe14 (786 posts) -

Magnolia

#13 Posted by TheHT (11664 posts) -

@doctorchimp: I haven't, but it's on my list! I also want to check out The Missing Person.

@theht said:

I saw Take Shelter the other day, it's really good!

yes, michael shannon ftmfw.

at least until the ending, unless the theory i have holds up.

i might also recommend the PS4 live stream :) (though i guess that's only on twitch for the moment)

I prefer...

...looking at it as another dream of his, except his family sees the storm and accepts its coming, the storm having all along been a mental representation of his oncoming psychosis. After having come to terms with his condition, accepted help, and knowing that his wife is with him, he dreams that together they brace for the stuggle ahead.

It's sad, but beautifully hopeful.

Or it's actually happening and shit's about to get real crazy. Despite that being the more fun interpretation, it doesn't really jibe with me.

#14 Edited by Pr1mus (3959 posts) -

Terminator 2 and Heat.

#15 Edited by Hunter5024 (5893 posts) -

Memento.

#16 Posted by OldGuy (1571 posts) -

North by Northwest, Rear Winodw, Veritgo and Psycho.

#17 Posted by GnuStylo (23 posts) -

Dr. Strangelove, Die Hard, Robocop, Watchmen, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Spring Breakers, Predator. That's more than 7 hours easy but just some of the ones that stuck out to my eyelobes.

#18 Posted by ripelivejam (4590 posts) -

@theht said:

@doctorchimp: I haven't, but it's on my list! I also want to check out The Missing Person.

@ripelivejam said:

@theht said:

I saw Take Shelter the other day, it's really good!

yes, michael shannon ftmfw.

at least until the ending, unless the theory i have holds up.

i might also recommend the PS4 live stream :) (though i guess that's only on twitch for the moment)

I prefer...

...looking at it as another dream of his, except his family sees the storm and accepts its coming, the storm having all along been a mental representation of his oncoming psychosis. After having come to terms with his condition, accepted help, and knowing that his wife is with him, he dreams that together they brace for the stuggle ahead.

It's sad, but beautifully hopeful.

Or it's actually happening and shit's about to get real crazy. Despite that being the more fun interpretation, it doesn't really jibe with me.

yeah i hate the 2nd interpretation as it entirely cheapens everything that went before it. i always felt it was the first and it was more poignant that it was about him having to deal with his mental issues all along. i guess similar to your interpretation i just feel it's her seeing that his issues haven't subsided at all, and having to go through with it/deal with it all over again. i don't think it did the movie any service leaving it vague like that, to be honest. still definitely worth watching.

#19 Edited by PimblyCharles (1612 posts) -

@csl316 said:

Serenity was neat.

Yea it was. In fact, I'd recommend watching all episodes of Firefly! Here's the Millers is a funny movie too, probably good for a train ride

#20 Posted by xwillx (14 posts) -

Once upon a time in the west x2

#21 Posted by Demoskinos (15094 posts) -

Lots and lots of pornography.

#22 Posted by Levius (1202 posts) -

According to Wikipedia "The Satin Slipper" is 6 hours and 50 minutes long. I think that's clearly the pick, when else will you have another 7 hours to spend on a film, and you can even have a coffee half way through.

#23 Posted by gkhan (474 posts) -

I just saw Dredd the other day, and it was dope.

#24 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3211 posts) -

Seven Samurai, that'll take up half the ride.

#25 Posted by crusader8463 (14426 posts) -

That Steven Seagal movie where he fights terrorists on a train. Watch that 3-4 times.

#26 Posted by MonetaryDread (2129 posts) -

Torque is a movie that should be on your list.

#27 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6341 posts) -

Murder on the Orient Express, The Great Train Robbery, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, and either Silver Streak or The Polar Express.

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#28 Edited by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

Strangers on a Train.

#29 Posted by Castiel (2700 posts) -

Unstoppable, Under Siege 2 and Creep.

#30 Posted by mrcraggle (1974 posts) -

Submarine, Brick and Dredd.

#31 Posted by Seppli (10251 posts) -
#32 Posted by Akyho (1692 posts) -
Boondock saints with Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flannery
Tremors with Kevin Bacon


#33 Edited by Deranged (1856 posts) -

If you dig LOTR, check out The Hobbit.

#34 Posted by Theassman (27 posts) -

Darjeeling limited, He died with a felafel in his hands, Rushmore

#35 Posted by biggiedubs (503 posts) -

Robot and Frank just came to Netflix, and it's really, really good.

#36 Posted by spencer_twin (120 posts) -

A good western movie is Open Range

#37 Posted by SunBroZak (1265 posts) -

Source Code was set on a train (kinda). It's pretty good.

#38 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1670 posts) -

That Steven Seagal movie where he fights terrorists on a train. Watch that 3-4 times.

the one where he's on the boat is waaaaaay better!

#39 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1849 posts) -

The Longest day is a really good war movie and its about 4 hours long.

#40 Posted by dudeglove (8141 posts) -

@deranged said:

If you dig LOTR, check out The Hobbit.

The Hobbit is absolute garbage.

#41 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5983 posts) -
#42 Edited by Deranged (1856 posts) -

@deranged said:

If you dig LOTR, check out The Hobbit.

The Hobbit is absolute garbage.

I disagree. Most people, especially if they've only seen the films, will probably find the pacing of The Hobbit as too slow. That's the entire point though, it isn't meant to replicate what LOTR did because it is in fact, a prequel. It's a different tone and while I personally still enjoy the LOTR films a lot more, I had a great time with The Hobbit.

#43 Posted by altngr (50 posts) -

I watched The Man from Nowhere a few weeks ago and really liked it. It's a Korean movie that's a bit like Taken, but actually really good.

#44 Posted by endaround (2147 posts) -

Duck Soup

#45 Posted by dudeglove (8141 posts) -

@deranged said:

@dudeglove said:

@deranged said:

If you dig LOTR, check out The Hobbit.

The Hobbit is absolute garbage.

I disagree. Most people, especially if they've only seen the films, will probably find the pacing of The Hobbit as too slow. That's the entire point though, it isn't meant to replicate what LOTR did because it is in fact, a prequel. It's a different tone and while I personally still enjoy the LOTR films a lot more, I had a great time with The Hobbit.

Funnily enough, I've seen all the films, and read the books, and after wasting three hours of my life on an international flight watching the Hobbit, it felt as though what Jackson was trying to do with the Hobbit was exactly replicate LOTR, except instead of dreamy Aragorn on a horse, you have some grumpy long-haired git who:

a) isn't on a horse; and

b) isn't Viggo Mortensen

...along with about a dozen other assholes you'll never care about. On top of that, The Hobbit Pt. 1 is nearly scene-for-scene trying to reenact the first LOTR film, despite being a prequel. Both films start off in the Shire, they both bugger around in mountains in bad weather, they both go to Elf land and see the elf dudes (hey! remember those guys!?), they both have their "spooky" parts, they both have their "ooh check out mystical sword I found!" part, they both fight trolls and get chased around an inexplicably large cave network by goblins, and then both end with Gandalf saving their asses. It altogether reeks of a desperate cash grab by pathetic executives and an emaciated Jackson who kind of looks creepy since he lost all that weight.

However, only one film features James Nesbitt, and lo and behold he's still pulling the "I'm an Irish cheeky chappy" shtick he started 15 years ago and somehow never seemed to stop. For that reason alone the Hobbit and every subsequent film should be avoided at all costs. Without the numerous flashbacks, padding from Silmarillion, stupid songs and James Nesbitt, the film should have been about 20 minutes long (AND WHY DID THE EAGLES LAND ABOUT 5 MILES AWAY FROM THE MOUNTAIN?)

Watch something decent like LA Confidential instead. Stellar cast, stellar performances, great pacing, and perfect for a train ride.

#46 Posted by Aetheldod (3681 posts) -

Watch 2001 Space oddissey .... 2 thing can happen ... either you watch the 4 hour long flick or you fall asleep for 4 hours :D either is good for long travels ^^

#47 Posted by Xeiphyer (5608 posts) -

RocknRolla, Snatch, and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Do the Guy Ritchie trilogy.