Some Movies You Should Have Watched By Now: Part 1

Here I go - suggesting things again. But this time, it's more so coming from a place of concern. Before you scoff, I am merely stating that at this point in history you should have seen, or at least have some general knowledge of the movies I will be 'suggesting' in today's post.

 

Foxy Brown

 

She ought to look familiar, yes? She was in my last post! 

Miss Foxy Brown herself. Now, I still maintain my earlier point - if you tell me you don't at least find her mildly hot, I will absolutely assume you're lying for the sake of 'daring to be different'. This is one of those instances where flowing with the tide will not lead you astray. 

Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film, emerging in the United States during the early 1970s. Blaxploitation films were originally made specifically for an urban black audience, but the genre's audience appeal soon broadened across racial and ethnic lines. 

I will definitely go into depth about my favorite 'blaxploitation' films but for right now she earns a spot on the list as being one of the most easily recognizable faces of that era. In fact, some of my favorite movies come from this genre despite the obvious racial undertones to the dialogue. 


 

A Clockwork Orange

I love Stanley Kubrick. Who doesn't? The biting black humor of the book (my favorite) is why this is among most dark humorists favorite films. There are some scenes in conventional "poor taste" but you can apply that same description to a whole host of films that are not done nearly as well nor are quite as 'iconic'. Still, that's only my pedestrian opinion - I am clearly no expert. I know this movie is not for everyone, I never said you'd like the film as much as I do, but there is no reason why you shouldn't at least see it. 

 


Saving Private Ryan

I would like to think this one is self explanatory but even now I have found people who have somehow manage to go their entire lives without seeing what most people consider to be one of the most accurate depictions of war and it's affect on people to date. So much so that after the release of this movie, they set up a hotline for the veterans and families if they suffered mental anguish after viewing the movie. Many of which could not finish because it was so jarringly accurate. Generally, I am not a fan of watching such things but I consider being at least mildly aware of this movie is something people should know of considering it has been referenced a plethora of times in pop culture. Particularly the Omaha beach scene. Of course, I will not be describing the events that took place out of respect for any clients that are veterans in any capacity.

 

There you have it for the first 3 movies in this very very LONG list of films I believe everyone should see. These films obviously have nothing to do with one another, yes, but that wasn't the aim - I'm trying to convey the meaning behind WHY you should see them if you have not. Of course, I will update this listed in installments - maybe between 3-4 at a time. Let me know your thoughts!

 

- Oni