It is time for yet another obligatory (?) birthday train, this year I hide it in a movie discussion thread, let's see where it gets me.

As we are closing down the 2010s, I am interested in what the members of SG think were the best movies coming out of this decade, be it highest overall impact, or your guilty pleasures, or anything inbetween. If you have the time to create a list of 5 (be it a short list or a few words for each), it would be much appreciated=)

Did I mention a train? Oh so I want to get your responses without offering up anything as sacrafice to the elder gods? Fear not, the station starts right here (SG tools protected for some basic stuff, all train carts have a minimum requirement of LVL2)

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What was the most defining genre of the 2010s?

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Comedy
Action
Documentary
Crime
Drama
Horror
Thriller
Romance
Musical
Western
Fantasy
Sci-Fi
Potato

Sci-fi : Arrival
Action : Blade of the Immortal
Horror : The Conjuring
Comedy : What We Do in the Shadows
Drama : Blue Valentine
Thriller : The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Fantasy : The Shape of Water
History : Argo
War : Dunkirk
Crime : Gangs of Wasseypur
Documentary : Cartel Land
Musical : La La Land
Western : Bone Tomahawk
Romance : Before Midnight

I mostly just watch Thriller and Action movies so I just put titles I watched and really liked for the other genres.

1 month ago
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What did you like most about sacred deer? I honestly felt that it was vastly inferior to Kynodontas or Lobster (or The Favourite but I'm biased af about it for obvious reasons) but I'd love to hear your opinion

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I agree that it's inferior to Dogtooth and The Lobster (I haven't watched The Favourite yet so I guess I'll get to it when I get the chance) but I've always had a weakness for revenge/vengeance as a driving force for a story(I guess I'm a little biased too.😋). As far as what I liked, I liked how towards the end, upon realizing the futility of their situation, human nature and survival instincts kicked in and everyone in the family started to vie for his favor out of desperation in such ways that were petty as much as they were obvious. Additionally, just the overall tiptoeing around the "who's gonna be the sacrifice?" dilemma which they all had to think about.

KoaSD was easier to digest compared to Dogtooth so I was less distracted by the surreal atmosphere (which Dogtooth has in spades) so I was able to focus more on the characters and relate to them easier. It has a more relatable dilemma at the center of it compared to the Lobster (well at least I think that a kid who puts a sort of curse on the man responsible for his father's death is more relatable compared to hunting single people in the forest to delay becoming an animal yourself or simply just the idea of getting turned into an animal because you're single.)

Dogtooth and The Lobster are brilliant and they're way better than KoaSD but KoaSD just hit the sweet spot for me in terms of reaching the perfect balance between surreal and real (if that makes any sense). Overall, KoaSD caught me off-guard with how tame and normal it was for a Lanthimos movie. All this, along with the revenge angle (yeah, I'm probably really biased too.😋) made it an instant favorite for me.

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Happy to see Dunkirk mentioned for the second time in the thread was one of my few 9/10s of the decade:p

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The Artist (2011) - A black-and-white silent film about the black-and-white silent films
The World's End (2013) - Edgar Wright's the best!
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Wes Anderson is even better!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - One of the best cartoon ever
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - The purple dude kicks all asses. Unfortunately they ruined it in the sequel

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Thanks for the list! May I ask why do you have World's End out of all the cornetto trilogy as the best one? the beer (and water) drinking scene is brilliant
On The Grand Budapest Hotel.. did you see Castello Cavalcanti ? short film Wes Anderson made while shooting TGBH:))

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why do you have World's End out of all the cornetto trilogy as the best one?

Cause it's the only one that came after 2010? :) Otherwise I would have put Hot Fuzz on my list :)

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For the 1st question: yes, it's the only one that came out in this decade. But I really think that this is the best movie in the trilogy, because it's not just a comedy, but a drama about friendship and growing up, where aliens and humor are just the background. I hope that I explained my point clearly :P
I didn't see Castello Cavalcanti or even heard about it. But thanks, I fixed this mistake

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Yeah thanks for the clarification:)

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1 - Hard to Be a God (2013 film). Just hate russian cinematography, but that's just art masterpiece without any alternatives in the world
2 - Climax (2018). Genres? No, just quality mocking of genres. Yes, a bit cheap variant.
3 - Wrong (2012). It could be Realite, but I prefer Wrong for more strict modern style
4 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017). Lobster? No, Deer is more sudden, some more intriguing.
5 - Inherent vice (2014). Same story, just one director and some variants
6 - Keyhole ( 2011). Shut up and take my money for most valuable stylisation.
7 - Mendy
8 - Lobster
9 - Melancholy
10 - Dans la maison (2012). Some poststructural thinking.

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Thanks for the list! I am very looking forward to watching Climax, I don't really like Gaspar Noé movies, but they all fascinate me

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If I'm not forgetting anything:

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) — editing is on point.
Submarine (2010) — has Wes Anderson vibes.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Frozen (2013) — watched it a couple of months ago and liked it way more than I expected. Liked almost every song (which never happens), and the songs never felt forced.
Our Times (2015)

Honourable mentions:

Inception (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010)
The Intouchables (2011)
The F Word (sometimes referred to as What If) (2013)
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
La La Land (2016)
Perfect Strangers (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
The End of the F***ing World (2017) — well, technically it's a tv series, but it's only 8 episodes, 20 minutes each, so it's about a length of a movie.
Parasite (2019)

On a side note, watched Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005) a week or two ago. It's a pure gem.

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Thanks for the list, Our Times is this one correct? First time I hear about it:0
Perfect Strangers is such an interesting movie, especially as it got into a cycle of localized remakes for many countries.. so far I've seen the Italian and the Spansih versions, and apart the major plot there were some interesting differences between the two.

End of the F**...... loved s1, I will get to s2 sometime soon, gotta get in the mindset:0

Sidenote to your sidenote: You might also enjoy Joint Security Area (2000)

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Our Times is this one correct?

Yes, that's the one :) Discovered it when youtube recommended me a song from it. It's a bit naive romcom leaning more on the comedy side. Have no idea why I liked it so much :) Maybe it makes me reminisce about my school days, or maybe it reminds me of 90s romcoms.

so far I've seen the Italian and the Spansih versions

I know there are also Russian and Chinese versions, maybe more. But I've only seen the Italian one.

Sidenote to your sidenote: You might also enjoy Joint Security Area (2000)

Fine, I'll give it a try :) Although after watching Welcome to Dongmakgol I've cheched IMDB for similar movies and they all seemed to be action/dramas about korean war. Not exactly what I liked the movie for :) It's a lighthearted comedy about the fact that despite all of our differences and no matter how much you hate some country and people there, people there are actually good. There are no more bad people in other countries than in your own.

I've seen a movie once (more than 15 years ago, so I don't really remember much about it) with a similar premise — it's a Russian-Finnish film The Cuckoo (2002). There's an injured Russian pilot, a Finnish soldier (a deserter maybe?), and a some native Finnish woman. The Russian guy thinks the Finnish guy is a nazi and wants to kill him, but can't because of his injury. The Finnish guy is fed up with the war and wants none of it. And the girl just lives there. They all speak three different languages and don't undestand each other, but still in the end they somehow get along.

I guess I should rewatch it :D

P.S. I would also like to add Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I (2010) and La La Land (2016) to the honourable mentions.

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Without trying to spoil stuff, that one focuses on the human aspect as well (so what basically what you said, albeit less lighthearted).
Thanks for The Cuckoo recommendation as well, this seems to be right up my alley:D (language is power! the best parts of Inglorious Basterds were language based as well)

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Oh, okay. Will check it out :)

4 weeks ago
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I finally watched JSA and enjoyed it :) Thanks for the recomendation. It indeed is similar to Dongmakgol (even has the same actor, though this time he's on the other side).

1 week ago
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Happy you liked it:)

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Let me see;

  • Ernest & Celestine (2012)
  • El Rati Horror Show (2010) - Documentary
  • The Red Turtle (2016)
  • Mad Max : Fury Road (2015)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • Hugo (2011)
  • Wolf Children (2013)
  • Swiss Army man (2016)
  • The Lobster (2016)
  • Spiderman Into The Spiderverse (2018)
  • Arrival (2016)
  • Whiplash (2014)
  • Nightcrawler (2014)
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  • Border (2018)
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Some nice animations too, thanks a bunch! :))

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In no particular order, and keeping in mind the fact that I don't watch movies very often... some of my favorite movies of the decade...

  • Arrival
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Accountant
  • Inception
  • Just about every Marvel movie
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Wonder Woman
  • Black Panther
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
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Thanks for the list! The accountant was such a sleeper, don't hear it often, even though it was pretty good and I love the cameo of Jon Bernthal

1 month ago
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Star wars ep 7-9
Django unchained
Guardians of the galaxy
Edge of tomorrow

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Thanksies!:)))

1 month ago
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Happy Birthday! ^_^

1 month ago
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Thanks and a very happy holiday season to you!

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Hmmm
True Grit
Toni Erdmann
Sucker Punch yep, that's right Sucker Punch
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Birdman
The Last of the Unjust
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Guardians of the Galaxy
I, Tonya
Mud
A Separation
Son of Saul (really disliked it on first viewing)
Winter's Bone
Rust and Bone
Take Shelter
The Yellow Sea
Mother

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Sucker Punch, from what I've seen I was very into the art, but never got to watching the whole thing (partly due to the trashing reviews:p)
Thanks for sharing your list, got several new additions to my watchlist hehe:)))

Also Son of Saul was high on my list as well, though it quickly joined the group of movies that I will not be watching a second time

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I'm sure that I could point you to some glowing reviews, if you like. The problem with Sucker Punch was expectations, and no one expected the director of 300 to come up with a smart and intensely feminist movie. Fans were understandably bewildered and many (including critics) just plain didn't get it. Seems Snyder anticipated all that, which is why the title always makes me smile.

I mostly agree with Claude Lanzman's viewpoint, that this material is kind of sacred ground and should not be treated dramatically. The "story" in Son of Saul put me off initially and it took a second viewing for me to understand what the director was trying to say - the key was understanding the significance of burial rites in Judaism.

Glad you found some new titles. I highly recommend the two Jeff Nichols movies, if you haven't already seen them - the central performances are extraordinary in both.

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Thanks, will most definitely get to them soon!

4 weeks ago
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Who Killed Captain Alex. 2010. Movie of the decade, all decades. UGANDA's First Action Movie. Amazing, rough ass takes, purely silly, all awesome.

edit: oh and it's all on youtube

1 month ago
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Never heared of this, will check it out:0

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mad max fury road

1 month ago
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I witness you!

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I loved
Emma Roberts' Nerve (2016) with Dave Franco and
Selena Gomez's Getaway (2013) with Ethan Hawke

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Thanks!:)

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I was rather disappointed in most movies this decade. There were some good ones but, unless I am forgetting any, none that was an instant classic for me.

Some of the more memorable ones:
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
The Man from Earth: Holocene (2017)

Supposedly a great movie, that were recommended to me, but I have not managed to see yet:
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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I've yet to see the original The Man from Earth...:/
Thanks for the list, Only Lovers Left Alive is indeed really good, very atmospheric

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Hasn't been a ton to rant and rave about personally, though, there were a few good if not decently acceptable entries I thought.

The Irishman - most recent I've seen. Perhaps a bit stretched out but the whole union gangster thing is interesting to me both historically and marginally fictionalized. I thought it was decent overall.

Guardians of the Galaxy - Thought this was quite enjoyable in terms of characters, personality, and it had a stellar soundtrack that fit the mood perfectly. It's right around here I start to get superhero burnout though.

Interstellar - Really did like this one. I might be biased as I'm a sci-fi nut but I thought this was very well done in terms of dramatics, visuals, plot, and general acting.

The Martian - Not superb but still wasn't the worst I've seen either. Maybe a bit too much Matt Damon for my tastes. It's a pretty generic something went wrong, must remedy the problems with big brain moves and return to earth scenario. Was worth the the time and money I thought.

Toy Story 3 - I think it was mid 90's when the original hit the screen and I loved it. It was funny, entertaining, and adorable. Which kid doesn't dream about their toys "coming to life" and interacting with them right? TS2 was much the same. Now fast forward to 2010 and Pixar hits us with the TS3. It's every bit as funny, entertaining, and adorable as the those that came before. Maybe I've got the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia here but I thought it was the perfect way to wrap it all up.

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The Irishman is still ahead of me, but I dig the rest of your choices, thanks for putting this together.
Also agree on Toy Story 3 fully, I think they closed it pretty well, then it hit me as a shocker that they decided to make a fourth one after all (haven't seen anything about it, apart the poster though)

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No problem, once I got started it was hard to stop lol. Also, I'm shocked too as I wasn't aware of another entry in the series. Don't recall any ads, commercials, or posters. Looks like it came out this last summer so still fairly recent. I suppose I'll need to look around and see if I can't pick it up somewhere to see what it's all about now.

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Yes it flew under the radar, kinda

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Interstellar, The Dark Knight and Mad Max: Fury Road are my choices.
I agree with anothe comment saying that the most influential film thingy of the decade has been action superhero films, specially Marvel. Not much substance, but lotsa money.

1 month ago
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If you mean The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger that one came out in 2008:p
Thanks for the reply!

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I had my doubts, but I was lazy to check. I've watched the trilogy several times this decade, and I don't get tired of it.
Not too late to add Inception, right? (2010!)

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Yeah Nolan for a Nolan we cool:)))

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Anything but the Fall of Skywalker. But maybe Joker as the answer to all the popcorn hero films

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Thanks for the reply!

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mother!
Social Network
Django Unchained
Conjuring
Arrival
12 Years a Slave
Interstellar
It Follows
Leviathan
The Wolf of Wall Street

4 weeks ago
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Thanks for the list, some great pickings there!

mother! far exceeded my expectations (thought it was just a scary ghost movie haha, boy was I wrong)

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off the top of my head
Jojo Rabbit
The Princess Bride
into the spider-verse
The Princess Bride
Incredibles 2
The Princess Bride
End game
The Princess Bride
Logan
The Princess Bride
Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2
The Princess Bride
How to Train Your Dragon 2010
The Princess Bride
Rogue One
and i know it didn't come out this decade, but im gonna have to go with The Princess Bride

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Inconceivable!!!

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I'll just bump, cause I don't have time now :) I'll be back with what you asked.

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Can't wait;)

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Told you i would come back :)
Here we go.It's really hard to get a list of 5 movies for the decade.
I probably forgot lots of them... specially my guilty pleasures, not the big box movies.

Big Ones: Just have to be there cause i had to really watch them.
Avengers Endgame / Iron Man 3... How many marvel movies you need me to list? :)
Django unchained
DeadPool
Interstellar
Blade Runner 2049
Ex Machina
Shutter Island

My surprises: was not expecting that!
Inside out
Life of Pi
The Wolf of Wall Street
Zootropolis
Inception
Now You See Me 1 & 2
Venon
Baby Driver

The ones that were not the best, but i really enjoyed watching
I am Mother
How to train your dragon 1 2 3
Bird Box
Finding dory
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Not that good...Same old, Same Old But i had to see cause... explosions/fast cars/ I follow the storyline
Prometheus and alien Covenant
Transformers and BumbleBee
Star wars...
Terminator Genesys (Actually had fun with all the nostalgia Quotes and Ester Eggs)
Fast Furious 7/8/9(hobbs&Shaw was actually really funny to watch)
Jigsaw / Saw 3D
Hobbit(s)
Hunger Games

Guilty Pleasures
The Intouchables
Alita : Battle Angle
Before midnight
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Ready Player One
Kick-Ass 1 and 2
Jumanji
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
I am number 4

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Surprises... Inception. you mean story, or you mean as a movie? Christopher Nolan should not surprise anymore:D I recently rewatched The Dark Knight Rises and while I originally had some gripes with that film, it does hold up really well (ages like a fine wine)

All in all solid choices and I agree with your categories, though there are some I haven't seen (how to train dragonds 2 and onwards, terminator genesys, fast and the furious above 6 (though I might go back to hobbs and shaw) and the sorcereers aprentice) and I also really disliked the bird box (I kinda liked the book and it felt very watered down)

Why do you feel Intouchables is a guilty pleasure? It is an amazing movie all around (haven't seen the remake though)

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it was late night when i did the list. But yes, inception did surprise me, i really thought it was going to be "hehh, same old same old", but i got surprised. Maybe the time I watched the movie made me feel that way. afterall... it was my list of movies, not what everyones list :)

The Intouchables is one of the greatest ones...(didnt see the american remake to). I only put it on the "guilty pleasures", cause it's the type of movie you talk about in a group of man and all the idiots will say: "GAY!!!!" , "You gay!", "you cry like a puss*".

Bird box... Well... I didn't read the book, maybe thats why... I dont have a comparison. That movie really touched me, not because it was good, it touched because i watched it after a life situation problem, a really sad and personal problem.

With this, im really understanding, that movies, just like music touch people differently depending on time/situation/point in life... etc.

Just like I can be happy if i watch "Inside out" one time, and after one year, cry like a baby watching the same movie.

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Sure I was just curious, I really liked your list:)

By the way if you want to make a whole group of men cry, make them watch the Warrior in the end the least is that their eyes will be misty:p I only saw Inside Out once when it came out, but I still remember the purple elephant guy's sacrifice ohhhhhh that one got me good as well

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So many great films here. Gotta write a "to watch list".
I mostly agree with many of the titles I've seen so far.
I love Sci-Fi and Blade Runner 2049 has to be there. On the top 100 Sci-Fi. Glad to see people liked the film

I might be wrong but I think nobody mentioned:

"Predestination" (2014).
"Hell or high water" (2016).
"Atomic blonde" (2017)
"Annihilation" (2018).

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If you are registered on IMDb it is just a click of a button to add titles on the watchlist, though it is easy to get carried away haha:D
Thanks for your titles, great selection!:)

4 weeks ago
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Nah, I'm better this way, SG already is an old habit. Don't need more :P
You're welcome.

4 weeks ago
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Brimstone

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I liked it:)

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Im ALL IN Mad Max: Fury Road

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W I T N E S S

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Too many to put a list... So stressful to think about it!

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Yeah it is:D

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Train to Busan - Just wow.

The Girl with All the Gifts - Unique take on the zombie genre.

Inside Out - So Carl Jungian, I'm indoctrinated.

Wonder - Please, don't make me cry again.

Searching - I was actually emotionally invested in this rollercoaster, and it's probably the best title in this weird genre where (almost) everything is viewed from a screen, not sure what it's called? Screenlife?

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Thanks for the list:)
Did you see "One Cut of the Dead" ? Highly recommended for people who like zombie movies Even if you do not like the first 30 minutes, KEEP ON WATCHING

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