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Your favorite non-Nigerian movie?

Discussion in 'INTERNATIONAL MOVIES, TV & CELEBRITIES' started by Sola, May 22, 2004.

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  1. Sola

    Sola Administrator
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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!
     
  2. Lafem

    Lafem The Last Lion

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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.
     
  3. Sola

    Sola Administrator
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    Yeah, add Shawshank Redemption to my list too.
     
  4. robeta_021

    robeta_021 Well-Known Member

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    Titanic

    Gothika

    The Others
     
  5. Sola

    Sola Administrator
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    Ah! I see you know your ladies' movies! :)
     
  6. robeta_021

    robeta_021 Well-Known Member

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    huh?
     
  7. bigmomma

    bigmomma Well-Known Member

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

    MISTER JONSON
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. bolanle

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    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
     
  10. robeta_021

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    Yes o, I love Sister Act, great movie!
     
  11. jungle

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    I can see Bone Collector over and over again with Denzel in it.
     
  12. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. solatoks

    solatoks naija rules 4ever

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    Titanic,
    The Godfather
    Unfaithful
    Red Dragon
    Hannibal
    Lord of the Rings
    Gladiator
    The Bridegroom
    Juwannaman
    Matrix
    Independence Day
     
  14. Okestra007

    Okestra007 Mr. Lover Man

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    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​
     
  15. elvis02

    elvis02 DA KING

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    Titanic
    Meet joe black
    scarface
    heat
     
  16. Alaaworan

    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? :(
     
  17. Sweetchocolate

    Sweetchocolate Omonaija tio gba gbere

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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...........
     
  18. Lafem

    Lafem The Last Lion

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    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.
     
  19. elvis02

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    Feeling that movie too...even got the DVD.
     
  20. 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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