Give me some movies to watch

I just finished Come and See, which is a famous Soviet film.

I’m on a movie high right now and need more. What else should I watch? What other Soviet films or foreign films should I watch?

Can be old

Or it can be contemporary.

Just give me some films to watch.

Doesn’t even have to be communist.

@darkcalling
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Stalker from 1979 is a hauntingly beautiful sci-fi film from the USSR.

Le Samourai from France. Not at all a leftist film, more action but one of the best French films I think.

Seven Samurai. I almost hesitate to even mention it given how famous it is but if you haven’t seen this Japanese movie you’re really missing out. The Director was in the Japanese communist party I believe but it isn’t a communist film although it has elements on class.

Strike! 1925, a film by Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein (an influence on many directors including Akira Kurosawa, the director of Seven Samurai) depicting a factory worker’s uprising.

Battleship Potemkin 1925, another Soviet film by Eisenstein.

Man with a Movie Camera 1929, see the Soviet Union as it actually was in 1929. An early documentary, there is no narration, just filming of people in places as they go about their lives from a train station to a street to a theater. The music is very captivating and it isn’t that long.

Honestly just about anything by Akira Kurosawa is worth a watch.

If you are sailing the high seas for your copies I highly recommend getting the releases above 2GB in size (~4GB - 6GB for 265/HEVC encodes is sufficient usually). Some of the better release groups on sites like 1337x have copies with audio commentary tracks which I find interesting sometimes to listen to after first watching the movie.

edit: changed “about” to “above” as I intended to recommend movie rips above 2GB

I tried watching Rashomon… bear in mind I’m not really a movie person. I’m not used to black and white movies and coupled with the very slow start, I didn’t last even ten minutes on that one.

But I watched the Seven Samurai, and it was amazing. It’s a film from 1954 and yet it hasn’t aged one day. Perhaps helped by the black and white filming method, it transports you back to that era (of an unspecified medieval Japan) and the direction really sells it. I distinctly remember Kyozo’s introductory scene (he was the stoic one), which I won’t spoil here but you have to remember this is a movie on a set with actors, and yet for a brief moment it felt like we really were there.

What I found really funny though was the intermission in the middle of the movie that was actually hardcoded in there lol.

Seven Samurai takes place in the Sengoku period which literally means a time of upheaval. 1400s to early 1600-ish. The presence of guns is a tell it’s towards the later end of that.

@Makan
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Question: Is “Le Samourai from France” the full name, or is it just “Le Samourai”? Also, some of these were on my list, but thanks all the same! If you have anything more, please let me know! In addition, I’m not just looking for communist film, but foreign film in general, so keep that in mind. But I would like to place an emphasis on Soviet film, that being said.

It’s simply Le Samourai from 1967 with Alain Delon

@darkcalling
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It’s just “Le Samourai” as the other poster mentioned. I was just mentioning it was a French film.

If you like Soviet film I would recommend The Planet of Storms (or in translit Russian “Planeta Bur”) from 1961. It’s an interesting Soviet Sci-fi film about cosmonauts traveling to Venus.

White Sun of the Desert is another Soviet film, a Soviet “Eastern” movie that allegedly is watched by cosmonauts before leaving for space. Beloye solntse pustyni is the name to find it under, in fact, I’ll edit this in a few with a magnet link to a bluray rip.

magnet:?xt=urn:btih:c8e3d322ebb90f1f0844ed5d58fdc7bb197e6702&dn=BELOE_SOLNTSE_PUSTINI_HDCLUB&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3a6969&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker1.itzmx.com%3a8080%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fthetracker.org%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fbt2.archive.org%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2ftracker.tntvillage.scambioetico.org%3a2710%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fbt1.archive.org%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fopen.acgtracker.com%3a1096%2fannounce

As for places to look, the high seas may be your best option here. I recommend among other places rutracker which is a Russian site and so often the best place to find these types of things.___

@Makan
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Rutracker, eh? I’ll keep in that in mind. Thanks!

Yeah just make sure you have an adblocker. The piracy sub on reddit has a wiki with a fuller list of good reliable sites and often you have to check a few to find rare content like this.

@Makan
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There’s a piracy sub on Reddit? Count me in!

@darkcalling
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/r/piracy. They have a nice wiki. https://www.reddit.com/r/Piracy/wiki/megathread

@Makan
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Ooooooo

Checking this out now!

Muad'Dibber
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Nice, I’m gonna download this and watch, thx.

@WTOS
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The Cranes Are Flying (1957). Soviet. Live action. About the Second World War.

In the Mood For Love (2000). Chinese. Live action. Deals with the societal baggage surrounding romantic love and commitment between neighbours/friends.

The Goddess (1934). Chinese. Live action. Silent film. Poverty, selfless motherly love, self sacrifice, longing.

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978). Live action. Classic and masterful kungfu film. If only Marvel films tried to emulate this in their films.

Sonnenallee (1999). German. Live action. Deals with German reunification and “Ostalgie” in popular media–the nostalgia for East German way of life, culture, politics, etc.

Good Bye, Lenin! (2003). German. Live action. I haven’t actually seen this one yet, but it’s so often paired with Sonnenallee that I felt obligated to include this film as it deals with similar themes.

“The Shower” / “소나기” (various adaptations from the 1959 novella). Korean. Live action or animated. Very heartfelt and sentimental. Youthful love, longing, etc.

Laurence Olivier’s Richard III (1955). English. Live action, Shakespeare. This is just pure cinema, with none of the modern political baggage. Great acting.

I also vouch for Le Samourai and Seven Samurai.

@Makan
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Thank you!

@yogthos
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17 moments of spring is a series, but it’s absolutely brilliant and a must watch in my opinion.

@Makan
creator
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Is it contemporary or from the Soviet times?

@yogthos
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It’s from Soviet times https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069628/

@Makan
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Thanks!

The Salt of the Earth, from 1954. An American movie about (mostly Mexican) zinc miners who organise a strike after yet another of their coworker dies in the mine.

It’s absolutely a socialist and feminist movie, but it was blacklisted back when it came out due to alleged communist ties lmao.

@Makan
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Thanks!

Muad'Dibber
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admin
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James Randi just died, so I re-watched the incredible documentary about his life, an honest liar. Highly recommend.

Seven Psycopaths is one of my favorite films, it’s a fun one to watch.

If you know Spanish or can find them with subtitles, Cantinflas comedy films are something I loved catching on TV while growing up.

@Makan
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Who’s the director of Seven Psycopaths?

Martin McDonagh according to Wikipedia

@Makan
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Ah okay.

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