the best movies never made

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  1. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member

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    The best movies never made... Anime-inspired (part 3):

    Dirty Pair (1989):
    Kind of buddy movie about two pretty tough cops in LA. Big Minus: There are less girls in it than in a gay porn.

    Fooly Cooly (1986):
    Ah yes... that's one of those comedies where some bumbling guy saves the day, just like "The Man with One Red Shoe".

    Gilgamesh (1983):
    BBC movie about the famous epos and the theories how it inspired the story of Noah's arc.

    Green Green (2005):
    Biography about the famous Greenpeace activist Tom Green and the pranks he played against the big industry.

    Gun X Sword (1994):
    The story of some ACW soldiers (from the CSA) and their fights. An amateur movie, actually, since Hollywood wouldn't dare to make such a pro-South biased flick.
     
  2. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member

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    The best movies never made... Anime-inspired (part 4):

    Kiddy Grade (1950)
    A father telling his kids about his time in school. Very nostalgic, even for than.

    Mind Game (2000)
    In the tradition of "American Psycho" and "Dangerous Liaisons". A really evil film about evil people.

    Now and Then, Here and There (1999)
    Sequel to "Now and Then" with Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith. I don't get why this movie was necessary, even the first part was superfluous.

    Brother, Dear Brother (2001)
    Ugh. That's a hentai dealing with incest. I wish I had never even heard of it.

    Otaku no Video (2000)
    A movie sponsored by concerned groups, documenting how an Otaku gets rid of his video addiction. Otaku (says) no (to) Video - get it?
     
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    The Mexican--A romance set against the backdrop of Hollywood's legendary Mexican Cocktail Lounge
     
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    National Treasure - a ruthless gang plans to rob Fort Knox
    Hamlet - Musical. Small village is to be destroyed to make place for great artificial lake. Oswald for Steven Seagal, who plays Nico Knot – a famous opera-singer trying to protect his old home.
    Liberator (El Libertador) – Columbian made biography of Simon Bolivar, fighter for independence of South American states.
    Dog Soldiers – war movie about the dogs trained by Soviets to fight in World War Two.
     
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    American Beauty : Documentary on bettie page tour of the American troops on the american front during WWII

    The Lion King: R-rated movie about the "three king of europe" the noble king Edward IX, the debauchery under his uncle George VII and the rise of Edward X after a bloody exile and finally the incertitude of the future.

    Donnie Darko: Midl-manner accoutance starte to live like a goth, the new trend sweeping throught 40 years old.

    E.T :Life of Etienne Telemac first french president after the fall of Napeoleon IV
     
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    From a TL where the Catholic Church has an iron grip on the media

    St. Elmo's Fire - a biopic of Saint Erasmus of Formiae
    Jesus of Montreal - Actors producing a passion play discover how relevant Jesus is in their lives
    Sister Act -- basically the same movie :)
     
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    Princess Mononoke (Romance) - Made in 1976, this high class romance details the life of the daughter of the final Japanese Emperor, Hirohito. The young Princess Taka, cast away from her early life of luxury, struggles to cope with life in a Republic Japan and gains aid from a British soldier stationed in Osaka. She learns to trust and eventually love the soldier despite the protests of her family, the hatred for foreigners among her people after their defeat and the execution of her father. Nominated for six Oscars (of which, it won four) Princess Mononoke was so named because of the Princess's claim to be able to speak with her dead father.

    The Italian Job (War) - This classic (yet highly underated) war epic details the Nazi - Italian war of 1934. The movie moves away from the power mongering of the two leaders (which caused friction between them and eventually, conflict) and instead concentrates on a group of young German soldiers who are the first to invade Italy through the Alps.
     
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    der Rosetten-Klempner (The roesette-plumber) (documentary)

    A german milieu-study about the men of an asylum in vienna. Main character is man called Adolf Hitler with hidden gay tendencies. He is a faild artist and on his way to become a pllumber instead.
     
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    10.5--A satirical look at the $10.5 billion Cuban hurricane relief fund embezzlement scandal.
     
  10. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member

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    *bump*

    The Lion King (1990):
    An African co-production about their great king Mansa Musa.

    Notting Hill (1967):
    Made in Canada by British exilees about the battle of Notting Hill which the Brits lost against the nazis, thus sealing Britain's fate.

    Liar Liar (2001):
    Documentary about 3rd Reich propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

    Out of Africa (1955):
    How German general Lettow-Vorbeck went back to Germany after having to leave Africa, and how he decided to go into politics.

    Independence Day (1988):
    A movie by an Austrian film student about how Liechtenstein became independent after the fall of the Austrian monarchy.
     
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    The Incredibles (1987)
    C'mon, the title already tells everything. Who (at least in the US, I know) doesn't know the, well, incredible story of those four guys who managed to bring down Al Capone, all alone? It's got Sean Connery!

    Armageddon (?)
    So the Revelation wasn't just something written down after someone had too many magic mushrooms... this movie's got everything: The Antichrist, angels pouring out the wrath of God, devils roaming free on Earth, the return of Messiah... but the most astonishing fact about it: This was really filmed while the Apocalypse took place, and a DVD with a copy of the takes was ISOT into the present thanks to the ASBs! Wanna watch it? It's on youtube.com already... or it would, if the site hadn't had to shut down after it was uploaded...

    Signs (1934)
    French movie about Champollion, the man who deciphered the Egyptian hieroglyphs.

    Doctor Dolittle (1999)
    Who would've thought that you can heal patients simply by making them laughing? This doctor did. Watch Robin Williams in this funny... or serious... no, let's face it, it really is a funny movie.

    Home Alone (1955)
    A really shocking "earth after nuclear holocaust" movie from the post-WW2 era. 100 minutes of a man sitting in his sealed-off apartment, trying to make contact to ANYONE, and finally commits suicide...
    Oops. Now I spoiled - but seriously, if you can't take that, I guess you can even less take that movie.
     
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    Mercury Rising (2005) - The brutal portrayal of the First Mercury-Earth War between the Mercurians and the Allied Nations Organisation (ANO) through the eyes of an American private.

    Madagascar (1970) - A Romeo and Juliet tale set in post-war Madagascar, this tells the doomed love between an exiled Jewish shopkeeper and a native Malagasy.

    Apocalypse Now (1993) - The Apocalypse has hit Earth and an Australian travelling salesman must traverse across continents to find his estranged wife and son in Japan.

    Alien (1987- A light hearted comedy featuring an alien's bumbling attempts at communicating with humanity and the gullible government agent sent to find him.
     
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    Saturday Night Fever (2003) [R]: A historical drama about the devastating outbreak of influenza in London, on a cold Saturday in 1866.

    The Last Samurai (2003) [R]: A dramatic biopic about the Japanese General, Duke Hideki Tojo, and his valiant fight to the death against the Russian invasion of Japan in 1946, even as his homeland collapses around him. Winner of the BAFTA Best Actor Award (Ken Watanabe as Tojo) in 2003.

    Candyman (2004) [R]: A biopic about the struggles and life of legendary chocolate innovator, Lord Milton Hershey (1st Duke of Hershey), who revolutionized the chocolate industry, and started the British Colonial Chocolate Company, now based in Philadelphia, New England. (Buy Hershey Chocolate!). Winner of the BAFTA Best Picture Award in 2004.

    Mississipi Burning (2004) [R]: A historical drama centering around the Mississipi Secession in 1861, and the subsequent quashing of the rebels by Lord William Sherman (4th Count Sherman). Winner of the BAFTA Best Actor Award (Martin Sheen as Sherman).

    Mwahahaha!
     
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    Broken armies-1997 A story of a solider on the Eastrn front during 1946. The movie documents how the Russian army has to fend off an attack on old russian akantic port. This port was the last one that was being used by the allies to send land lease to the Russians.

    Afer that is follows the solider been transfered to france, onto the Western front to help th allies march on to Berlin.
     
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    The Truman Show (1997): Artsy pic about President Harry S. Truman's 7 day testamony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities during his third term.

    Hannibal (2001): Epic biopic about the Carthaginian leader.

    Three Men and A Baby (1987): The story of Lindberg Baby kidnapping told from the kidnappers point of view.

    American Pie (1999): Based on the Don McLean song of the same name. Because it follows the song so closly its widely reguarded as the worst movie of the '90's.

    Aaron
     
  16. Hendryk Banned

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    That story was also told in Frank Capra's classic "Million Dollar Baby".

    "The Road to Guantanamo": Loosely inspired by "Road Trip", this teen comedy follows three clueless Cuban college students as they drive from Havana to Guantanamo after graduation.
     
  17. Hapsburg Robrotrenominator

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    You know, in RL, they are making a biopic about Hannibal Barca.
     
  18. Aaron Member

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    That film was more from the POV of the Lindberg's and most historians agree the it was factually inaccurate.

    Didn't know that. Just was looking at a list of top grossing movies for inspiration.

    Aaron
     
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    Brave New World (1963)- James Dean played the star in this timeless adaptation of Aldous Huxley's novel. It is noted for pushing Libbies into the film industry and the theaters, and for being James Dean's final film before his death in a street racing accident in 1965. It was also blamed for the burning of a church in Atlanta, among other acts of vandalism against the "world state"

    Confessional (1964)- An intriguing, episodic and detached look at a non-descript small town and all of the vice and failings of traditional society. In the movie, a Bishop, worn down by constant sin among his parish, looks for the real meaning of life all the while using the confessionals to help shape it. Written by Jack Kerouac.
     
  20. Max Sinister Retired Myriad Club Member

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    The best movies never made - in Germany

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    Der Tiger von Eschnapur (The Tiger of Eshnapur), 1937
    About general von Lettow-Vorbecks fights in German India.

    Die unendliche Geschichte (The neverending history - note that in German, "Geschichte" means Story and History), 1980
    An experimental movie about history, showing how some patterns in history repeat again and again.

    Otto - der Film (Otto - the movie), 1942
    This historical movie depicts the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great.

    Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum), 1969
    Anti-war movie about some boys who were "hired" as mercenaries during 30-year war.

    Metropolis, 1975
    Future history: A city in space, with 100 million citizens from all nations and religions.