The Best Late Night Movies

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  1. sore napper

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    The Best Late Night Movies

    Couldn't sleep last night. So around 1.00 a.m I started going through my movie collection looking for something to watch. No matter what I lifted, I just didn't feel like watching it. So after half an hour I picked up Wonder Boys and watched it. I love this movie and it just felt so right watching it at that time of night.

    Now last night wasn't the first night that I couldn't sleep, and I have found myself watching movies like Short Cuts, The Cider House Rules, Rushmore and The Shawshank Redemption to name afew, in the small hours.

    I've seen myself put on a big blockbuster movie and turnning it off after 5 mins finding it unwatchable.

    So, is that just my style of choice?

    Do you find yourself the same?

    Any recommendations?

    My Favorite Late Night Movies

    Short Cuts
    The Cider House Rules
    Rushmore
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Wonder Boys
    Requiem For A Dream
    Groundhog Day
    The Breakfast Club
    Sideways
    The Blair Witch Project
    U Turn
    Midnight Cowboy
    Garden State
    State Of Grace
    Dogville
    American Beauty
    Remember The Titans
    Papillon
    Jarhead
    Criminal
    Amores Perros
    Magnolia
    Solaris 1972
    The Graduate
    The Color of Money
    Chasing Amy
    Requiem for a Dream
    Jaws
    To Live and Die in L.A
    Beautiful Girls
    Great Expectations 1998
    The Beach
    Risky Business
    Closer
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Igby Goes Down
    Witness
    The Good Thief
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Levity
    The Towering Inferno
    The Rules Of Attraction
    Bull Durham
    Dawn of the Dead
    Very Bad Things
    Bad Lieutenant

    I'll add more :D when I can think of them.

    I probably should edit that list a bit, but I'll wait until I have a few sleepless nights:rotfl:
     
  2. ush flynn

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    i totally relate to you mate, Last time i just thought i just needed to watch a film i couldnt face some films i love like batman begins (even in HD!!) so ive been buying DVDs and not watching them...in order to keep them for moments like this
    Last film i watched in that situation was the Machinist, which i dont think got good reviews but i admire Christian Bales acting and really enjoyed the film
     
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    I liked the Machinist, its one of a very few movies that I recommended to a few people. Now that I have started thinking about the Machinist, it seems like one of those late night movies that I would enjoy.

    Great Pick
     
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    I watch old horror films like Hammer productions.
    I'm currently watching my Amicus boxset (again :thumbsup: ).
     
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    might be worth trying before sunset and before sunrise. Well shot well directed films, nice story too. A friend of mine rates both films highly
     
  6. sore napper

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    I've seen those about, but never got around to seeing them. I think I'll give them a go now.

    There's quite afew late night movies I like, but I can't think of them now.

    One that I can think of, is Solaris (1972), it's classic late night watching.
     
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    Hammer Horror is something that I always wished that I could get into, but have never been able. Film Four used to show alot of them. I tried to watch them but could never make the end.
     
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    After Hours is a perfect late night/early morning film in my opinion.
     
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    If I ever get stuck wide awake at silly hours of the monring, I usually end up watching something like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "The Breakfast Club", that sort of thing.... Mainly cos I can go to sleep through it with it not being to riviting :D And cos I have seen em hundreds of times before so it's not like I have to pay attention etc.....
     
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    The Blade trilogy, The Goonies, The Monster Squad, Star Wars OOT [original original trilogy], to name but a few. My best late night movies generally tend to be films that I'm very familiar with already, as opposed to new films that I've never seen before like ush flynn. On Saturday night I found myself rifling through the new James Bond Ultimate Editions boxset, finally selecting Dr. No after deciding that the beginning was as good a place to start as any, it's going to be difficult but I'm going to force myself to watch all 20 of them in order; even OHMSS and LTK :eek:
     
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    Would have to agree with some of the movies above.

    I've found myself watching, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Breakfast Club many a night.

    Anothers that I can think of are The 25th Hour, Kids and Midnight Cowboy.
     
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    I enjoy stupid films like Critters, especially if I'm tired but can't be bothered going to bed. I pretty much always sit up to watch Breakfast Club when they show it late night on the Beeb.
     
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    Some excellent choices and recommendations on this thread, I'd say that the movies Sore Napper likes are what I call Dialogue movies, no real action just quality acting and line delivery.

    This is where I would recommend some like it but MST mentioned Monster Squad, now when will that appear on official dvd?

    back OT - Other movies that are good like dialogue stuff is Mystic River, Scent of a Woman and Copland to name a few.

    Liam
     
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    Been thinking about my favorite late night movies and thought that these would be some of them, but I'm sure that there's a
    whole lot more.

    Short Cuts
    The Cider House Rules
    Rushmore
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Wonder Boys
    Requiem For A Dream
    Groundhog Day
    The Breakfast Club
    Sideways
    The Blair Witch Project
    U Turn
    Midnight Cowboy
    Garden State
    State Of Grace
    Dogville
    American Beauty
    Remember The Titans
    Papillon
    Jarhead
    Criminal
    Amores Perros
    Magnolia
     
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    Two of the best films I've ever seen: they make this world a better place merely by existing.
     
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    Absolutely

    My wife and I went to see "Before Sunset" at the cinema when it came out and really loved it - it's as close to perfection as I think you can get.

    And what a fantastic ending...
     
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    I have always thought about watching these movies, but for some reason I have never gotten around to picking them up.

    Well, I'm hitting the video store then, now, tonight, straight away.
     
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    Well I'm back from the video store, I'm wet, I'm cold and I'm very very unhappy. They didn't have the first part and the second was on loan, not that I would even watch it without seeing the first.

    Still I can't walk into the video store without getting something.

    Ended up with The Wicker Man The Director's Cut 2006. I don't know, it looked all shiny sitting there. They again I haven't read any reviews on it, so maybe it'll be alright.
     
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    More Of My Favorite Late Night Movies

    The Graduate
    The Color of Money
    Chasing Amy
    Requiem for a Dream
    Jaws
    To Live and Die in L.A
    Beautiful Girls
    Great Expectations 1998
    The Beach
    Risky Business
    Closer
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Igby Goes Down
    Witness
    The Good Thief
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Levity
    The Towering Inferno
    The Rules Of Attraction
    Bull Durham
    Dawn of the Dead
    Very Bad Things
    Bad Lieutenant
     
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    I thought that too...but I was wrong.Very very very wrong. To make it worse I actually bought it. The perfect antidote is to watch the original straight after. Now thats a perfect late night movie:)
     
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    Rrrright, maybe the best thing to do is try and get a goodnights sleep then.:D

    You know, I knew it was going to be bad, but what can you do.

    I have seen and enjoyed the original, but it took me a few times to sit and watch the whole thing. You see I don't like Hammer Horror, not that the Wicker Man is Hammer, but it has that late 60's early 70's look and feel that I associate with Hammer.

    You know the worst thing about it, even though I expect the movie to be bad, I think it was probably the best thing in the video store. Now thats not good.
     
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    Rrrright indeed. It was so bad I watched 35mins jumped to the end and watch 30's and turned it off.

    One of the worse I've ever seen.
     
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    Just buy them:

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/509640/Before_Sunrise_Before_Sunset_Box_Set/Product.html

    Seriously. I watched them again last night and £8 is a small price to pay for two films that I genuinely believe can reach parts of the human psyche that most other films don't even know exist.

    If you don't like them, just sell them on eBay. But you strike me as someone who has taste, so I see no reason why you wouldn't.
     
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    Oh yes... I saw both in the cinema (I saw Sunrise back in 1995, although I was only 15). I was a bit too immature to fully appreciate Sunrise at the time, but liked it all the same and subsequent re-viewings confirm what a wonderful film it is. Sunset, on the other hand, I fell in love with instantly.

    Oh... and Julie Delpy is sexy as hell.
     
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    I will buy them, but I just got it into my head that I wanted to watch both of them last night. I will order them, but I bet I still see them before the postman brings them.

    For the first time in years I can't wait to see something.

    I've always known of them and thought that I should watch them, but never have I found this kind of encouragement to watch something from so many people.

    Thanks
     
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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    This is a must see "real late night" movie, horror, suspense and court-drama.

    It will keep you suspense from the beginning till end and the next morning. . . . and the next day . . . . :thumbsup:
     
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    Well after a bit of hunting around on the trading forums, I now have Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. :clap:

    Now I just need the time to watch them.

    Thanks
     
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    Wow, I forgot about this thread:eek:

    Well I have watched both movies now.

    Verdict?

    I enjoyed Before Sunset, but thought that it went on a little too long.

    I have to say that it's a different story for Before Sunset. I absolutely loved it.

    I've seen it a few times now and can honestly say that it is one of my favorite movies now.

    It's great to be introduced to a real gem.

    So thanks to all that recommended the movie.
     
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    One mistake I made when I was suffering from insomnia recently was watchin movies that gave you a feel good or slightly excited buzz afterwards - for example, the first 2 Rocky movies, Karate Kid etc etc - so whatever you do, don't watch those kinds of fims before sleeping!
     
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    Totally agree with that, but sometimes it just can't be helped.
     

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