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Your favorite non-Nigerian movie?

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Sola

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I know we all love Naija movies, but we watch non-Naija movies too. Can you name the movies you can't do without seeing again and again?

My favorites? Hm, tough call, as there are differing things in each one. Let's see...

Gladiator
LOTR: Return of the King
The Matrix
The Samurai
The Seventh Sign

Not in any particular order.
More to come!
 

Lafem

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Mine include the following:

Mister Johnson [this great movie was shot in northern naija and released in 1990] -- starring, Maynard Eziashi, Pierce Brosnan, Ogunde, Tunde Kelani, Femi Fatoba, Bella Enahoro, e.t.c

Lord of the Rings [trilogy]

Shawshank redemption

Master and Commander: the far side of the world

Count of Monte Cristo

The Patriot

...more to come.
 

bigmomma

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Lafem said:
Mine include the following:

Mister Johnson [this great movie was shot in northern naija and released in 1990] -- starring, Maynard Eziashi, Pierce Brosnan, Ogunde, Tunde Kelani, Femi Fatoba, Bella Enahoro, e.t.c

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...more to come.
never heard of this movie but i did a search on movies.com and this is wht i found mr, johnson

MISTER JONSON
 

Shekua

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A Call At Midnight - Ghanaian Movie
Ripples - The Ghanaian Movie
Unfaithfull- A foreign Movie
Titanic - A foriegn Movie
Hotel Erotica- A foriegn Movie
Terminator
Passion of Christ
A lot.
 
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bolanle

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#9
Shaft
Sister Act 2(yes ooo i have to admit it ...just love Whoopi)
The passion of Jesus Christ
The Italian Job
...can´t think of more for now but i got a lot sha
 

robeta_021

Well-Known Member
#10
bolanle said:
Shaft
Sister Act 2(yes ooo i have to admit it ...just love Whoopi)
The passion of Jesus Christ
The Italian Job
...can´t think of more for now but i got a lot sha
Yes o, I love Sister Act, great movie!
 

vince

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#12
1)Gladiator
2)Seven
3)Matrix
4)Scarface
5)The Wishmaster
6)Devil's Advocate
7)Ghostdog-The way of the samurai
8)Sholay(bollywood)
9)Trishul(bollywood)
10)Living in oblivion.
These are just some of them,they are plenty.
 

solatoks

naija rules 4ever
#13
Titanic,
The Godfather
Unfaithful
Red Dragon
Hannibal
Lord of the Rings
Gladiator
The Bridegroom
Juwannaman
Matrix
Independence Day
 

Okestra007

Mr. Lover Man
#14
solatoks said:
Titanic,
The Godfather
Unfaithful
Red Dragon
Hannibal
Lord of the Rings
Gladiator
The Bridegroom
Juwannaman
Matrix
Independence Day
I have four greatest movies of all time, and you got them all.
TITANIC
MATRIX (ALL THREE TRIOLOGY)
LORDS OF THE RINGS (ALL THREE TRIOLOGY)
INDEPENDENCE DAY​
 

Alaaworan

I No Be Gentleman
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Fashi-ing those already mentioned, here are my choices--

City of God (Cidade de Deus)--Gripping Brazilian fictionalized biography set in a notorious Rio de Janeiro slum in the '70s. It was originally an art-house kind of film, even though it deals with very realistic issues of poverty etc. It began to gain a reputation by word of mouth and eventually got a general release and was very popular last year (nominated for an Oscar). Buy this film if you can--I can't recommend it enough.

Coming To America--The old classic. Eddie Murphy at his best. Many people complain about the stereotypes in this movie, and ordinarily I'd agree, but everything worked so well in this film--the multiple parts played by Murphy and Arsenio Hall, the plotting and the many, many jokes. I nefa tire of watching am.

Clerks/Mallrats/Chasing Amy--the Kevin Smith trilogy. Dialog-heavy, indie-style filmmaking at its best. Very funny and thought-provoking movies that were very popular here. Kevin Smith's last few movies have been boring to me, but his first three are excellent.

Amelie--Great, light-hearted French romantic comedy. They had an interesting plot (a girl who lives in a largely-imaginary world falling in love with a man she knows only through photographs) and some of the most imaginative uses of special effects I've ever seen. This one is also highly recommended.

The Indiana Jones trilogy--Another excellent series that could teach Naija producers about making worthwhile sequels. Harrison Ford gives his career performance as the intrepid archaeologist who's trying to stay one step ahead of Nazi occult groups and treasure hunters in the era of World War II. I saw these as a child, and they profoundly influenced my life, career choices etc. The power of film no be small ting oh!

Tieta of Agreste--Another Brazilian feature starring Sonia Braga. This one is hard to find, but well worth it if you do. Omotola Ekehinde/Gene Nnaji and co. can crib a couple of ideas about how to play a prostitute from this comedic drama.

Swept Away--(original, NOT the recent Madonna remake)--I don't know what possessed them to remake this movie. The original is among my top five films ever. A rich man's wife and a poor sailor take a little expedition off a cruise ship and end up shipwrecked. The director, Lina Wertmuller, is famous for her social commentary films, and I think this is her greatest work. Funny movie with a serious core.

The Last Seduction--Starring Linda Fiorentino. An engrossing thriller with a good twist ending (or contemporary film noir, for those who are more into genres etc.)

Last but not least, The Usual Suspects--Great acting (especially the incomparible Benicio del Toro) and Kevin Spacey's career-making performance as the crippled Verbal Kint, who may or may not be the world's greatest criminal mastermind. Chei--dis one na the papa of all nail-biters oh!

Honorable mention goes to Boogie Nights and Magnolia, both from director Paul Thomas Anderson. I could go on and on, but this is enough for tonight.

You see where I dey waste my money right? :(
 

Sweetchocolate

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i got alot

honey
rush hour 1&2
trading places
finding nemo
just married
austin power
coming to america
daddy daycare
drumline
babershop
all about the benjamin

more...........
 

Lafem

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bigmomma said:
never heard of this movie but i did a search on movies.com and this is wht i found mr, johnson

MISTER JONSON
You need to see the movie BigM, I think you'll love it. It kinda gives one an idea of what it'll be like if/when Hollywood goes to Nollywood to shoot a movie, coz MOST of the cast in this movie are nigerians, acting alongside seasoned Hollywood actors, including Pierce Brosnan, and the plot itself revolves around a nigerian [though played by Maynard Eziashi, who I know isn't nigerian, but is an african] of Igbo extraction(?) during the colonial era. It's shot on celluloid, in picturesque locales of Northern nigeria -- Jos/Plateau area I believe (I'm about to buy it on DVD). And the mere fact that it's a celluloid movie, shot in our naija, gives a kinda refreshing feel, considering that one can hardly find any naija movie shot on 35mm/celluloid available on vcr/dvd/vcd -- of course there are many naija movies shot on celluloid out there, only that they're yet to be converted to dvd/vcd/vrc formats for mass diffusion.
 
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bolanle

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Mother India (Indian movie almost 9 hours long!!!!)
Save the last dance
Drum line
Khabi Khabi (another indian movie 5 hours plus sha)
Waco
 
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