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Aniara

Aniara (2018) dir. Pella Kågerman & Hugo Lilja

A Swedish film that came out in 2018 based on the 1956 epic poem by Harry Martinson. The film follows a transport ship, the Aniara, carrying passengers to a colony on Mars after Earth has become uninhabitable due to climate change. Early into the journey the ship is knocked off course and it's steering system damaged by space debris. Unable to turn around, the inhabitants of Aniara slowly realize they'll someday die on the ship. With hopelessness at its core, Aniara is a very bleak story given moments of life by the wonders of space and the horrors of it's emptiness.

You can read the 1956 epic poem by Harry Martinson here!

The film on Tubi
Pulse

Kairo (Pulse) (2001) dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa

A Japanese horror movie about the isolation of the modern world (at the time) and the way technology plays into it. The movie starts with a large cast of characters that dwindle as the story progresses, leaving the audience feeling more and more alone in an empty Tokyo. Kiyoshi Kurosawa's style flourishes in absence, in the space between scenes and abandoned buildings, imagery of red taped off rooms and the haunting presence of ghosts. The internet is a link between life and death, and there is not enough space in death for everyone to rest peacefully.

"No matter how simple the device, once the system's complete, it'll function all on its own and become permanent. In other words, the passage is now open, that's how it looks."

Akira

Akira (1988) dir. Katsuhiro Otomo

You know akira.

Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead (1985) dir. Dan O'Bannon

lets goooo zombies

Miami Connection

Miami Connection

Miami Connection (1987) dir. Y.K. Kim

Filmed in the 80's and a massive flop on release, Miami Connection was picked up for re-release in 2012 by Drafthouse Films and has been loved ever since as a cult classic. It's important to know that Y.K. Kim, the director, producer, writer, and actor is a martial artist who owns a successful Taekwondo business in Orlando. Most of the actors are students of his, which explains why the action isn't hid in editing and is pretty fun to watch. The catch is that almost all of the dialogue is improvised and the editing is practically nonsensical for most of the runtime.

What's most important is that the soundtrack bangs

Recommended by the guy in the back

The Matrix

The Matrix (1999) dir. The Watchowskis

When I write one line of html on this page and it works I feel like Neo seeing the Matrix in code for the first time. If you choose to watch this movie the guy behind the counter will come sit next to you the entire time and explain to you the production of the movie scene by scene. We can't stop him from doing this.

Eraserhead

Eraserhead (1977) dir. David Lynch

Weird baby movie that changed my life.

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse (2019) dir. Robert Eggers

If you liked Eraserhead, see The Lighthouse!

Crash

Crash (1996) dir. David Cronenberg

Cronenberg is great at making movies just solid enough that I don't really care when it gets boring. There's eleven car sex scenes in this movie, not a good family pick if you're looking for something to watch with Mom.

Videodrome

Videodrome (1983) dir. David Cronenberg

Best of the best. Pair with Ring for an effective "Don't sit too close to the TV" PSA

Sunshine

Sunshine (2007) dir. Danny Boyle

Oopsie... The sun is going out! In this movie, a bunch of people must fly a bomb into the sun and they still believe they're making it back from this mission alive. Now that's what I call optimism!

Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers (1997) dir. Paul Verhoeven

This movie is crazy there's bugs everywhere.

My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny (1992) dir. Jonathan Lynn

My mom loves this movie so you should watch it too.

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water (2017) dir. Guillermo del Toro

I thiunk I'm having low blood sugar.

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys (1987) dir. Joel Schumacher

Somehow free on tubi do yourself a favor and watch some vampires fly around.

The Lost Boys on Tubi

Sam Neill Double Feature

Posession

Posession (1983) dir. Andrzej Zulawski

Sam Neill acting crazy.

In the Mouth of Madness

In the Mouth of Madness (1994) dir. John Carpenter

Sam Neill acting crazy again.

Special Migraine Deals!

Tetsuo the Iron Man

Tetsuo The Iron Man (1988) dir. Shinya Tsukamoto

The closest a film has ever come to portraying what it feels like to get a migraine both physically and emotionally.

The fantastic soundtrack by Chu Ishikawa!
Scanners

Scanners (1981) Dir. David Cronenberg

Amazing first half but they blow the most iconic scene in the first five minutes. Once it starts falling off it falls hard. Great movie to watch if you've never had a migraine and want to know what it feels like.

Malignant

Malignant (2021) dir. James Wan

Don't tell James Wan but I have this downloaded in HD on my laptop.

EDIT: laptop broken, malignant later.

Just trust me bro (freebies)

Birdemic

Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2010) dir. James Nguyen

Some angry birds kill climate change deniers. The birds also just so happen to be floating gifs.

It's free most places but here it is on Tubi.
Flatland

Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions (2007) dir. Ladd Ehlinger Jr

This movie is about shapes killing each other. Women are lines and kill people by screaming. A Sphere comes to flatland to bring a 2D object into a 3D world. A Square has a full mental break because of it. The economy is in shambles.

Watch it on Youtube.
The Boxer's Omen

The Boxer's Omen (1983) dir. Kuei Chih-Hung

This movie is about throwing up and eating your throw up to throw up a monster which will birth a new monster which will throw up and die and the previous monster will eat the throw up and then turn into a beautiful woman and then die and birth some men wearing spandex who eat her and then throw up three lovely dinosaurs who immediately get killed.

It's also about becoming a monk to get revenge on a boxer who beat the shit out of your brother.

Watch it on Youtube

Digimon Movies

Digimon X-Evolution

Digimon X Evolution (2005) dir. Hiroyuki Kakudō

The first (and only) completely CG digimon movie without any human supporting characters. This movie is just about digimon!

Don't tell Bandai, this video gets taken down all the time.

4K upscale version.