The Peanut Gallery Picture Show

Okay, so here’s the deal. Like the Musical Extravaganza, this is not a thread for too much discussion, but feel free to dive on in and have a chat about other people’s choices.

The thread is open to everyone in the world. Don’t feel that you have to be a PG regular to take part. I know some people find the PG a bit intimidating (it’s not, they’re just a bit nuts), so feel free to dip your toe in the commenting waters here.

The rules are simple. You have two choices:

1. You recommend a movie to the rest of us in the following format:

Movie name
IMDB / Wikipedia link
Reasons for recommending it

Because they’re short links, I’m waving the rules on using a URL shortener. You can post the Wikipedia or IMDB link directly onto the page. If you want to add a YouTube link to a clip from the movie, that’s grand, but use the URL shortener for that and tell us that it’s a YouTube link.


2. You ask for recommendations on a theme / by a certain director / starring a certain actress, e.g. “Can you recommend a good movie starring Pauly Shore?” (The answer to this question is obviously ‘No’, so that was probably a bad choice.)

One movie per post only. Don’t worry about double or treble posting. You’re allowed.

Oh, and try to keep it relatively clean.


  1. blue
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 4.46pm | Permalink

    Movie name: Blade Runner
    IMDB / Wikipedia link:
    Reasons for recommending it : Great soundtrack, REALLY makes you think and my favourite sci-fi movie

  2. dev0347
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 5.16pm | Permalink

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Christmas! Muppets! Sir Michael Caine SINGS! It’s fucking awesome, people.

  3. BLB
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 9.44pm | Permalink

    Muriel’s Wedding
    I’ve seen it over 30 times, it’s that good. I really like the way it ends, and it has ABBA galore in it. I don’t think I need to say anything more than that.

  4. blue
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 9.59pm | Permalink

    Cinema Paradiso
    If you love movies, watch it

    [I would totally echo this. It is a cracking movie. Also, bring hankies. I wept like a little girl. In a good way. It’s not sad or anything. Oh, just watch it and you’ll see what we mean. Dev]

  5. Seriesaddict/Sassy
    Posted 4 December 2008 at 1.18pm | Permalink

    Léon: The professional

    trailer : youtube

    This is one of my favourite movies.
    A fantastic Jean Reno, a fantastic Gary Oldman but above all a fantabulous Natalie Portman. Leòn was her feature film debut and despite that, she acts so well that she seems a professional actress.

    Leòn is a hitman, a solitary who has nothing to lose and that’s why he’s the best at doing what he does. That will change when Mathilda will enter his life..

    I love the relationship between Leòn (Reno) and Mathilda(Portman).


  6. blue
    Posted 1 February 2009 at 7.41am | Permalink

    Gran Torino

    A film everyone can relate to in some way
    Clint Eastwood is brilliant

  7. blue
    Posted 1 February 2009 at 9.21am | Permalink

    The Party

    Peter Sellers at his comic best

  8. peanut_in_bed
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.07pm | Permalink

    War Photographer

  9. peanut_in_bed
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.08pm | Permalink

    Planet Earth (TV series)

  10. peanut_in_bed
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.09pm | Permalink

    Aimée & Jaguar

  11. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.10pm | Permalink

    Everything by Studio Ghibli

  12. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.11pm | Permalink

    Blade Runner

  13. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.12pm | Permalink

    Lawrence of Arabia

  14. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.13pm | Permalink

    Pan’s Labyrinth

  15. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.14pm | Permalink


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