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Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:45 am
by TonyWilson
So yeh, tell us you're favourite double bills and why. Any two movies that you can watch back to back that compliment each other in some way.

Firstly I'll go with Perfume and Ratatouille. Both films about beings with a sense so powerful it becomes their all consuming passion. It dislocates them from their respective species because they want to, neigh, are compelled on a biological level, to hold things to a higher standard. They become superstars but have to hide who they really are and yet in the end even the most fierce critics are moved to a place of transcendence by the protagonists creations even if the creative process was horrific.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:34 pm
by Nachokoolaid
Any two Arnold films back to back always seem to do the trick.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:35 pm
by Fried Gold
Alien and The Thing is the greatest double bill known to mankind.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:48 pm
by Fievel
Blow and Sexy Beast.

People that don't know think you're renting porn.
At least they did when I rented those two years ago.
Idiots.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:07 pm
by Heyoucantlaughatthat
I went to the theatres and watched Cloverfield then Juno. Two very different films, but they complimented each other nicely.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:02 am
by Spandau Belly
Cobra Commando

that's Stallone's Cobra
followed by
Arnie's Commando

I also like Lethal Weapon followed by Die Hard around Christmas time

and Swimming Pool / La Piscine followed by Shallow Grave

and Who Can Kill a Child? followed by Land of The Dead

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:47 am
by papalazeru
The Time Machine followed by Demolition Man.
Patch Adams followed by Insomnia
Brazil followed by Children of Men

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 am
by Seppuku
Here's a couple of double bills that I've either seen in the cinema, or set up for friends of mine

Two movies released within a couple of years of each other that make use of black and white brilliantly. They also happen to be scarier than the sight of Kathy Bates nude: The Innocents, starring a gorgeous, MILFy Deborah Kerr and '63's The Haunting. (Also once watched a two-fer of The Uninvited and The Changeling with George C Scott that meshed together pretty well).

I saw these two together in some flea-bitten joint in London a couple of years back: The Ruling Class - With Peter O'Toole starting off the movie convinced he's God, but ending up pretty sure he might actually be Jack the Ripper instead. It's worth it for the song & dance sequences alone. Love it. & Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, another completely fucking barmy, overly-loquacious send-up of the completely fucking barmy British upper class. Adapted from an album by Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band member Vivian Stanshall, I can honestly say I've never quite had another cinema experience like it.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:47 am
by Al Shut
Grave of the Fireflies

When the Wind Blows

both movies I wouldn't want to watch again if I was paied for it, so they might as well be a double feature.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:00 am
by SilentBobX
Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit

Double dose of Burt(pre-rug) Reynolds. You can't go wrong there

Akira and Heavy Metal

Two kickass adult animation films that kick even more ass together

X-Men 1 and 2

Just played back to back they work seemlessly

Gettysburg and The Longest Day

Great battle sequences and actually makes me proud to be an American in these troubling times....

Dawn of the Dead(original) and Creepshow

Romero and Savini's finest work hands down


That's all for today, more later......

Mahalo

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:44 pm
by justcheckin
The Transporter and Crank...

MMM mmm... fine fine fine, need I say more?

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:03 pm
by TK-421
justcheckin wrote:The Transporter and Crank...

MMM mmm... fine fine fine, need I say more?


Perhaps a bit, if only for the uninitiated. Myself, I've steered cleer of most of Jason Statham's post-Ritchie work, so that double bill doesn't sound all that intriguing.

I'd add Burn After Reading and The Big Lebowski to the mix, two of the finest Coen Brothers-comedies yet. The characters are all, more or less, idiots, thinking they're onto something much deeper or, in the case of the Dude, knowing he is without really caring. There are many similarities between the two, and I, for one, will definitely try them back-to-back once I lay my grubby hands on a copy of the latest one.

Withnail & I coupled with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas sounds rather ideal, too. A lot of the same themes, plus all the fine drink. Withnail has shotgun-fishing, Fear and Loathing has... well, lots. Fantastic films about drinking, and I suspect they'd make great viewing while drunk. Must try that.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:13 pm
by Fievel
The Day The Clown Cried
Shakes The Clown (The Bellboy could work)

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:56 pm
by DennisMM
Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.

I actually saw these as a double-bill in 1982, with my best friend from high school. He had already seen Raiders; I had already seen WoK. We talked one another into seeing the other as part of a long night out. Great fun!

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:15 pm
by pookadot93
Spaceballs and Starwars
Spaceballs and Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Blue Lagoon and Charlie's Angles(hhmm, sounds like orange juice after brushing your teeth, but I swear it's good..)

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:37 pm
by havocSchultz
Actually, speaking of The Blue Lagoon...it goes well with Paradise starring Phoebe Cates...
Except Paradise is much, much better...

And Phoebe Cates is fucking hot in that movie...like, more than hot...I would go so far as to say it puts her scene in Fast Times to shame...

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:40 pm
by Leckomaniac
If you have the time...

The Postman and Red Dawn.

It will wow you.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:15 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
The Incredibles and Superman: The Movie work pretty well together.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:23 am
by Pacino86845
The Karate Kid followed by Gran Torino!

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:14 am
by Fievel
Pacino86845 wrote:The Karate Kid followed by Gran Torino!



I saw Karate Kid and Gremlins at the theater on my 9th birthday back in '84.
Great time.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:52 am
by Non Union Super Hero
A Few For Consideration:

Get you Crime fix:
Heat & The Usual suspects
Or
Mean Streets & The Departed

A Little Fantasy:
Pan's Labyrinth & Labyrinth (Jim Henson = AWESOME)

Animated:
Nightmare Before Christmas & The Iron Giant
(Throw in WALL-E or another Pixar film to show case 3 types of animation done with as close as you can get to perfection)

And just for fun a Comic Book Triple feature
V for Vendetta & The Dark Knight & Sin City

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:08 pm
by papalazeru
Gone baby Gone followed by The Woodsmen.

Or how about,

Hanana Montana: The Movie, followed by The Woodsmen

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:13 pm
by Vegeta
When I was a kid and would stay home sick from school I would watch The Princess Bride follwed by Inner Space. They just happened to be recorded back to back on video, but worked well as two vastly different fantasies.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:16 pm
by papalazeru
Vegeta wrote:When I was a kid and would stay home sick from school I would watch The Princess Bride follwed by Inner Space. They just happened to be recorded back to back on video, but worked well as two vastly different fantasies.


hahah! Same here. That's awesome.

Where's Vamp Snap! ?

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:16 pm
by Vegeta
papalazeru wrote:
Vegeta wrote:When I was a kid and would stay home sick from school I would watch The Princess Bride follwed by Inner Space. They just happened to be recorded back to back on video, but worked well as two vastly different fantasies.


hahah! Same here. That's awesome.

Where's Vamp Snap! ?

Wow, what's the odds!

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:18 pm
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Were you guys the same kid when you were younger?

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:38 pm
by TroyMcClure
My favorite double bills:

Office Space/Old School

The Transporter/The Bourne Identity

High Plains Drifter/Magnum Force

On Halloween:

Halloween/Friday the 13th (the original versions)

On Christmas:

Christmas Vacation/Bad Santa (nothing says Christmas like "The Three B's) :)

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:07 pm
by King Of Nowhere
Falling Down & First Blood.

24 Hour Party People & Human Traffic.

Saving Private Ryan & Finding Nemo, obviously.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:53 pm
by Pitch Invader
Brazil & Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Well, it works for me.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:01 pm
by Fried Gold
King Of Nowhere wrote:Saving Private Ryan & Finding Nemo, obviously.

When you think about it...they are essentially the same film.

Except Saving Private Ryan had better rendering.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:18 pm
by minstrel
Fried Gold wrote:
King Of Nowhere wrote:Saving Private Ryan & Finding Nemo, obviously.

When you think about it...they are essentially the same film.

Except Saving Private Ryan had better rendering.


I can see the Nemo pitch at Pixar right now:

Andrew Stanton: Imagine! Saving Private Ryan, but underwater! With fish!
John Lasseter: Hmm. With fewer bullets, it could work ...

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:02 pm
by King Of Nowhere
Fried Gold wrote:
King Of Nowhere wrote:Saving Private Ryan & Finding Nemo, obviously.

When you think about it...they are essentially the same film.

Except Saving Private Ryan had better rendering.


minstrel wrote:
I can see the Nemo pitch at Pixar right now:

Andrew Stanton: Imagine! Saving Private Ryan, but underwater! With fish!
John Lasseter: Hmm. With fewer bullets, it could work ...


I've been saying this for years.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:27 pm
by Fried Gold
The rendering on Vin Diesel was almost photo-real, but Albert Brooks' voice-acting didn't quite work.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:14 am
by Hermanator X
King Of Nowhere wrote:
Saving Private Ryan & Finding Nemo, obviously.


Hahaha. I actually watched Finding Nemo, followed by Hellraiser on sunday evening. It made for a very entertaining evening.

It was fun going from "Awwwwwwwww, how cute" to "ugggghhh, how disgusting."

My first time watching hellraiser in at least 10 years, as I was showing it to my fiance who hadnt seen it, and it hasnt aged badly I was surprised to see. The reformation of frank is definately up there with some of the Thing practical effects. (And I got to see where a song sample came from that always bugged me, so that was nice closure "You want it? You want it? Well f**king HAVE IT!" Cue Homophobic Asshole by Senseless Things.)

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:25 am
by Nancy
The Incredibles and Superman are two great films that taste great together.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:56 am
by Hermanator X
Close Encounters, followed by ALIEN. Awesome pairing.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:06 pm
by papalazeru
Hermanator X wrote:Close Encounters, followed by ALIEN. Awesome pairing.



I'd swap Aliens for 'The Abyss'. but I do see where you're coming from.

How about Event Horizon and Ghost Ship.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:14 pm
by The Vicar
Blazing Saddles and Airplane.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:23 pm
by Incandenza
Celine & Julie Go Boating

Mulholland Drive

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:48 am
by Seppuku
Incandenza wrote:Celine & Julie Go Boating

Mulholland Drive


Woah, I've actually done this! Although I also watched Robert Altman's 3 Women the same day. The experience fucked with my head so much I couldn't walk straight for weeks afterwards.

It's weird, women swapping personalities with each other has sort of become its own little mini-genre. There's Ingmar Bergman's Persona, too.

Oh, and welcome to The Zone!

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:26 pm
by Jenn7878
"Messiah of Evil" and "Let's Scare Jessica to Death."

"Beastmaster" and "Sword and the Sorcerer."

"The Party" and "Casino Royale" (1967).

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:25 pm
by Archive
"The Mist" and "The Invisible Man" - Going from Frank Darabont's reformatting of 50's horror back into the roots of the genre, with my favorite Universal monster movie, is a real pleasure.

"Forbidden Planet" followed by "Star Trek the Motion Picture" - If this pairing isn't obvious, then you haven't seen these movies.

"Millenium" followed by "Primer" - Following the most awesomely bad time-travel movie with the cream of the crop does both movies a favor.

"Remo Williams: The Adventure Continues" followed by "Punisher: War Zone" - Do you really not get this? Really?

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:41 pm
by Seppuku
Here's one I did yesterday: Casablanca followed by Play it Again, Sam, where Woody's alter-ego/guru is Humphrey Bogart. I reckon Tarantino must have yoinked that idea for True Romance but swapped Bogey for Elvis.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:25 pm
by Archive
To me, I want to take a break after seeing a classic and digest. Double-features are more about goofiness.

That said, I could for example do...

The Station Agent and Juno - so much happy!

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:40 pm
by DaleTremont
The other day I watched Dressed to Kill followed by Hannah and Her Sisters. These two films in fact don't have anything in common except Michael Caine but I wasn't aware he was in either of them so it was kind of like a really shoddy surprise double feature. But Dressed To Kill would go well with Point Blank or Psycho. I think De Palma must have been paying a little tribute to Point Blank with that scene of Angie Dickinson in the museum clacking her heels.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:40 pm
by YualBrenna
Monster Squad/Cutting Class.

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:59 pm
by uncleJester
YualBrenna wrote:Monster Squad/Cutting Class.


wow... not on the AFI 100, but nice combo.

How about contrasting portraits of family:

something heavy, followed by something strange and beautiful....

The Godfather/The Royal Tennenbaums

Oh YEAH!

-UJ

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:56 am
by Nancy
YualBrenna wrote:Monster Squad/Cutting Class.


These two films taste great together!

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:26 pm
by DerLanghaarige
House II - The Second Story/My Science Project :D

Re: Two great films that taste great together.

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:56 pm
by travis-dane
Monty Python and the Holy Grail back to back with Life of Brian will kill you....