Three movies I could watch over and over: Finding Forrester, Man on Fire, Antwone Fisher.
On a separate note, I notice that a lot of people's favorites have been recent movies. I think it is easy to be influenced by recent press. For instance, my first instinct was to say Slumdog Millionaire, however after really thinking about it for a while, it is not a movie that I would could watch over and over. Don't get me wrong it is a great film, just not one that I would be able to watch every-other weekend.
I would love to know how Borat (which I loved) and 8 Mile are important.
Borat: Held a light to many fundamentally racist undercurrents flowing through this country...especially post 9/11 and did so with a spoonful of sugar for easyswallowability. Also impressive was that SBC pulled it off at all...he is a comic genius the likes this world hasn't seen since Andy Kaufman.
*SBC will do to homophobia (which this board has in droves fwiw) what he did to genophobia in Bruno....with hilarious results!
8 Mile: A hip-hop semi-biography about a (love him or loathe him) white rapper who breaks through a largely black community/culture without being a joke/cliche that was embraced by fans and non-fans alike...name me a music genre flick other than Help, The Last Waltz, Stop Making Sense, (which are all concert films so they don't count) etc...that gained as much attention as this film did (Maybe Amadeus) and I will give you a quarter...did you know that there was such a thing as rap battlin' in urban parts of this country before you saw this flick? Not to mention Eminem does an amazing job holding this film together...
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