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Your favorite original movie plots
« on: January 27, 2024, 09:03:04 AM »
By original I mean, not based on any existing intellectual property. Pixar has been the absolute kings of this, I mean how people could come up with the ideas for stuff like Monsters Inc, Up, Wall-E, and Elemental blows my mind.

It's a little trickier with live-action stories because you don't have limitless CGI at your disposal, but I'll ask the question:

What are some of your favorite live-action stories/plots from movies that you feel have the most originality?

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2024, 09:18:59 AM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2024, 09:20:34 AM »
If we're basing this solely on a film/tv show/story not based on a pre-existing IP, then one of my favorite original films in recent times has to be Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. It's just really good character writing and storytelling with some breathtaking visuals and one of my all-time favorite original soundtracks to date. Is it the MOST original space story? Probably not, but the way everyone involved put in some of their best work really helps sell the story for me, and I enjoy it every time I watch it.

As far as Pixar stuff, my favorite has always been The Incredibles, but I'll admit to having not watched most of their latter-half of releases. I should try and catch up on some of those this year.

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2024, 09:30:39 AM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento, Being John Malkovich, The Prestige ...

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2024, 12:55:48 PM »
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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2024, 08:59:49 PM »
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Memento, Being John Malkovich, The Prestige ...

Now there is a great bunch of movies.

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2024, 09:05:39 PM »
The Usual Suspects.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2024, 05:23:03 AM »
I'm having a hard time choosing between Joe Dirt and Small Soldiers

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2024, 06:18:35 AM »
The Usual Suspects.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2024, 07:43:07 AM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Worth watching? I would assume it is because you posted it, I saw it's on Amazon Prime so I will try to watch it some time this week.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2024, 08:05:08 AM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Worth watching? I would assume it is because you posted it, I saw it's on Amazon Prime so I will try to watch it some time this week.

I loved it. So much.
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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2024, 08:09:25 AM »
The Usual Suspects.

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And a good one, too.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2024, 08:13:46 AM »
This is a tough one. Since a ton of my favorite original movies are more character based and the plot is usually pretty simple and there to serve the characters. So I cant just pick movies I like. Ill have to think about actual plots I enjoyed.
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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2024, 08:48:14 AM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Worth watching? I would assume it is because you posted it, I saw it's on Amazon Prime so I will try to watch it some time this week.

I loved it. So much.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2024, 10:31:26 AM »
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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2024, 01:51:36 PM »
District 9.
Se7en.
In Bruges.
Arrival.
Donnie Darko.
Shaun of the Dead

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2024, 09:24:22 AM »
Pulp Fiction
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The Matrix
Unforgiven
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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2024, 05:58:53 PM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Just finished it. WTF did I just watch?!

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2024, 06:38:04 PM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Just finished it. WTF did I just watch?!

A second viewing helps. Lots to unpack. The first time is just a wild ride. The second time, now that you know what is happening in the overall plot, you can focus more on characters and small moments that add all of the depth and flavor.
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« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2024, 06:54:43 PM »
I could definitely feel a second viewing is the way to appreciate all the finer details.

So the movie was just exploring some philosophical ideas as she saved the mutliverse? Am I missing something more? I liked it for that alone, I don't know if there is something else.

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2024, 06:55:19 PM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Just finished it. WTF did I just watch?!
everything. 
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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2024, 07:26:18 PM »
I could definitely feel a second viewing is the way to appreciate all the finer details.

So the movie was just exploring some philosophical ideas as she saved the mutliverse? Am I missing something more? I liked it for that alone, I don't know if there is something else.

I guess it depends who you ask. To me, its really a story about the mom and daughter. With a ton of layers to it. The multiverse stuff is just kind of amazing dressing.
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« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2024, 07:59:15 PM »
That too. Your description is a good summary

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Re: Your favorite original movie plots
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2024, 06:49:31 AM »
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.

Just finished it. WTF did I just watch?!
One of the best films made in the last several years.
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