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    Movies you like but can't recommend

    The James Gandolfini thread got me thinking about movies that I have liked, but can't recommend because of the content of the movie or how you might be perceived. I'm not talking about movies that have sex scenes or abundant violence that you wouldn't recommend to your mom, either.

    For example, I liked 8MM, but I can't imagine recommending it to someone. It's just dark and someone would inevitably tell me to stay away from their family.

    Here's a few others:
    The Fisher King
    Blood Diamond
    True Lies (guilty pleasure)
    Stranger Than Fiction



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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Mystery Men
    Dune


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    Can't wait until the season starts and CPR has Iowa State in a bowl game again to shut a lot of the idiots up.

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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Howard the Duck
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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Mystery Men
    Dune
    Funny you should mention this one. It was on TV the other night and I made the mistake of telling Mrs. Velo that I hadn't read the book when I saw it in the theatre but the girl I went to see it with had so she had to explain to me some of what was going on. Of course that opened up a big ol' can of worms...


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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Both good movies in their own right.....

    Dead Girl
    The human Centipede


    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    seriously who says "cowl"?

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    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Demolition Man. I love it, but it isn't for everyone.



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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Demolition Man. I love it, but it isn't for everyone.
    Isn't that the "In the future, every restaurant is Taco Bell" movie?


    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    Can't wait until the season starts and CPR has Iowa State in a bowl game again to shut a lot of the idiots up.

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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Starship Troopers
    Krull

    True Lies is considered one of the best action flicks of all time (best by some) so I think you can recommend that one without feeling bad.



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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Mystery Men
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    I would proudly recommend Dune to anyone...
    that is having trouble falling asleep.


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    Requiem for a Dream



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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Mystery Men
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    Mystery Men is fantastic. Everyone should watch it and if they don't like it, you should ridicule them.

    Dune is a good movie, but I tried to rewatch it a while back and could not sit through it.



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    Re: Movies you like but can't recommend

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    Agreed. Incredibly good movie, but disturbing as ****. I can't stand needles either so that really messed with me.



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