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    I like movies that play with your mind. Films where you don't really know what's going on until the ending (and maybe not even then). For example:

    Memento
    Jacob's Ladder
    Sixth Sense (of course)

    Anyone have any more? (careful not to give away the endings)
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    The Sting! One of my favorites.

    Ed

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    • #3
      Total Recall.

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      • #4
        The Others.


        Sonya

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        • #5
          Seen it, seen it, seen it
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          • #6
            Hmm... I bet you've seen Arlington Road already, too.

            Oh, and one that was really slow, but the twist makes it almost worth the other two hours of it... Session 9. I think it may have been straight to video. It has the first guy from NYPD Blue in it, but I can't remember his name. The redheaded detective.

            Sonya

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            • #7
              I rented Arlington Road, but turned it off and returned it halfway through. Maybe I should have stuck around for the ending

              Haven't seen Session 9, I'll look for it (David Caruso?)
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              • #8
                That's his name! Be warned, if you rent it, you have to commit to watching to the end. Even though, if you're anything like me, you'll want to turn it off and go to bed halfway through. I'd recommend waiting until it's one of the cheap old release rentals, though.

                And Arlington Road is worth another watch. It's definitely got a good twist to it.

                Sonya

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                • #9
                  I highly recommend The Thirteenth Floor 1999. Be sure NOT to read the liner notes on the DVD or VHS. They give away WAY too much of the story.

                  I also highly recommend Body Heat 1981, if you're not bothered by the sex scenes. Your mind will be tied up in knots trying to figure out what's really going on. The movie is Kathleen Turner's film debut and Lawrence Kasdan's directorial debut. This film is on my top 10 favorites list!

                  Gene
                  Last edited by ghoffman; 07-02-2002, 02:07 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Your mention of Body Heat reminded me of The Last Seduction, a very good twisty movie (again, if you don't mind the sex scenes). Both movies have great femme fatales.
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                    • #11
                      I've always had a sneaking regard for 'Last Tango in Paris' always notorious for the bedroom acrobatics but an interesting interaction between Brando and Schneider but then again I always prefered butter to margarine !

                      Ed, I love the 'The Sting' Newman and Shaw streets ahead of Redford in the acting department. Charles Durning as Snyder and Eileen Brennan as Gondorfs girlfriend superb.
                      Shaw was born 3 miles down the road from me in Westhoughton.

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                      • #12
                        I don't recall Tango having a surprise ending. In fact, when I saw it I was even watching the clock so the ending was no surprise at all I did like the scene with the sinking life-preserver, though.
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                        • #13
                          Which end are we talking about here Doug !
                          Last edited by chris h; 07-02-2002, 06:09 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by chris h
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                            Shaw was born 3 miles down the road from me in Westhoughton.
                            Did you ever get to meet Shaw? How come some of that didn't rub off on you?

                            Ed

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                            • #15
                              Fight Club
                              American Psyco
                              Being John Malcovich
                              are some of my favorites....

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