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Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby HarryCanyon » 03 May 2010 20:51

If you enjoyed the Dune movies, i recommend these similar movies that have the similar themes and stuff like Dune:

Avatar.
The Fifth Element.
Stargate.
Star Wars Saga.
Flash Gordon.
Star Trek movies.
The Black Hole.
Barbarella.
Heavy Metal.
Nausssica: Valley of the Winds.
Serenity.
The Matrix Series.
Dark City.
Metropolis (1927 and 2001).
2001.
2010.
The Dark Crystal.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Total Recall.
Starship Troopers.
300.
Lightyears (Animated).
Fantastic Planet.

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Nekhrun » 03 May 2010 21:37

You forgot Spaceballs.
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Postby trang » 03 May 2010 23:04

Avatar. 2 Lasguns o' 5
The Fifth Element. 3 Lasguns o' 5
Stargate. 2.5 Lasguns o' 5 (miss casting)
Star Wars Saga. Original three 5 o' 5 Lasguns. New movies, .5 o' 5 Lasguns
Flash Gordon. 5 o' 5 Lasguns (Flash...Awwwwww... He'll save everyone of us!)
Star Trek movies. 3-4 o' 5 Lasguns save the new one, 1.5 at best.
The Black Hole. 4 o' 5 Lasguns
Barbarella. Early Sci Fi kicks ass
Heavy Metal. 5 o' 5 Lasguns
Nausssica: Valley of the Winds. Not seen it, will investigate
Serenity. 5 o' 5 Lasguns (everyone at FOX should be killed for canceling)
The Matrix Series. #1 5 o' 5 Lasguns, #2 3.5 o ' 5 Lasguns, #3 1.5 o' 5 Lasguns
Dark City. 4.5 o' 5 Lasguns
Metropolis (1927 and 2001). 4 o' 5 Lasguns
2001. 5 o' 5 Lasguns
2010. 5 o' 5 Lasguns
The Dark Crystal. 5 o' 5 Lasguns
Lord of the Rings Trilogy. 5 o' 5 Lasguns
Total Recall. 3 o' 5 Lasguns
Starship Troopers. ZERO___ABOMINATION
300. 5 o' 5 Lasguns THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!
Lightyears (Animated). NEver seen will check into
Fantastic Planet. NEver Seen, will check into


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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Nekhrun » 03 May 2010 23:08

HarryCanyon wrote:i recommend these similar movies that have the similar themes and stuff like Dune

Care to elaborate on "similar themes and stuff" like Dune?
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Freakzilla » 03 May 2010 23:11

Nekhrun wrote:
HarryCanyon wrote:i recommend these similar movies that have the similar themes and stuff like Dune

Care to elaborate on "similar themes and stuff" like Dune?


Yeah, I don't see any similarities in most of that list.
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby TheDukester » 03 May 2010 23:45

Also elaborate on "Dune movies," please.

If you mean theatrical releases, there's been only one — singular. Do you mean the TV miniseries, too?
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Postby Robspierre » 05 May 2010 01:55

HarryCanyon wrote:If you enjoyed the Dune movies, i recommend these similar movies that have the similar themes and stuff like Dune:


Avatar. 3D pretty otherwise meh.
The Fifth Element. Metal Hurlant live action.
Stargate. Kurt Russell needed another paycheck.
Star Wars Saga. There are only three films in the saga.
Flash Gordon. Queen rules.
Star Trek movies. Kaaaaaaaaahhhhhhnnnnnnnnnn!
The Black Hole. Bad drug trip.
Barbarella. Needs to be remade as a hard core porno.
Heavy Metal. Oh look! Animated titties! Jerk away boys!
Nausssica: Valley of the Winds. Captain Picard needed a paycheck.
Serenity. Oh look, another small petite girl demolishing everything!
The Matrix Series. Obvious that there were only plans for one movie.
Dark City. Most audiences missed the symbolism.
Metropolis (1927 and 2001). German fetish porn or animated robot cuteness?
2001. Still waiting.
2010. Still waiting.
The Dark Crystal. Freaky ass muppet horror movie.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Not enough dwarves.
Total Recall. Sharon Stone needed to reprise her bit from Basic Instinct, the three titty whore was a nice touch though.
Starship Troopers. Fascism is bad! BAD! Bad satire.
300. You have a thing for gay porn don't you?
Lightyears (Animated) yawn.
Fantastic Planet boring.



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Postby SandRider » 05 May 2010 02:20

good to hear from you, Rob, and in the 60s, Barbarella was porn ....

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby MrFlibble » 05 May 2010 09:08

Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, I don't see any similarities in most of that list.

Neither do I. Well, perhaps some of the films mentioned share visual style or certain other elements with either Lynch's Dune or the miniseries, but that's it. Thematically, most of the stuff listed isn't even close to anything Dune IMAO.
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Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2010 09:38

MrFlibble wrote:IMAO.

:think:

Was that some kind of impromptu blend of "In My Honest Opinion" and "Laughing My Ass Off"? ;) I like it! :lol:

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Tleszer » 05 May 2010 09:40

"In My Ass's Opinion."

I think I like that! :dance:
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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2010 09:45

Your attachment to your ass is ... um ... anatomically correct but, uh, still disturbing.

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Tleszer » 05 May 2010 09:56

I find your lack of faith disturbing, IMAO of course. 8)
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Postby inhuien » 05 May 2010 10:37

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Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2010 11:36

Who could forget where they first saw Tleszer's tushie?! :shock:

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby Tleszer » 05 May 2010 12:07

Sadly just looked it up and found that it means: "In My Arrogant Opinion." I like the other meaning better... :cry:
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Postby Ampoliros » 05 May 2010 15:14

Informing my ass off?

In my asses' opinion?
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Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 06 May 2010 09:27

Nausicaa: The Valley of the Wind is a animation movie directed and written by Hayao Miyazaki, a japonese, the master of animation. The plot is about a princess of a small peaceful country protected winds from poison pollens expelled by the Toxic Jungle that infectes their world. A war starts between the two most powerful nations, one a kingdom and other a fundamentalist nation. Nausicaa get into the war to protect her small country and all living beings, and because of a profecy and her actions, she starts to be respected and followed has a messias.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausica%C3 ... Wind_(film)

Nausissa: The valley of the wind started has a series of seven comic books written and drawed by Miyazaki, and years after became a movie. Both are beautyful and very well made. The similarities between Dune and Nausicaa are huge. Both shares many themes has ecology, warfare, politics, messianism. Both has a people how lives in the extreme conditions of the planeta, equal to Fremen (And make important part of the history). Both has giant worms, he. IMO, Nausicca is the unique work that has a strong influence of Dune and is in the same level. However, Nausicaa has more "heart" than "plot within plots" like in Dune. The force of Nausicaa is the carefully developed world, the draws and strong characters and their fellings.

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Re: Similar movies to Dune movies that fans might enjoy.

Postby MrFlibble » 07 May 2010 09:28

For some reason I did not like Nausicaä - didn't even bother watching the entire thing. I enjoyed My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and, to some extent, Howl's Moving Castle.

Tleszer wrote:Sadly just looked it up and found that it means: "In My Arrogant Opinion." I like the other meaning better... :cry:

The "other" meaning is completely FUBAR :P

Back on topic, I do agree that in the various films listed in the OP, certain similarities with Dune can be found on different levels. For example, the Strangers from Dark City somewhat resemble Guildsmen as portrayed in David Lynch's film, and their conflict with the protagonist, who shares their powers and uses them against them, can be compared to the Navigator's animosity towards Paul who has their power of prescience.
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Postby lotek » 07 May 2010 10:12

thing is with a book as rich in archetypes and typicals as Dune, you probably could find parallels with just about any story ;)
I am not saying that to depreciate your post though, just saying that this fact itself is a tribute to the masterful storytelling involved here ;)
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Postby MrFlibble » 09 May 2010 10:31

lotek wrote:thing is with a book as rich in archetypes and typicals as Dune, you probably could find parallels with just about any story ;)

Actually, this thread made me think that with some effort, similarities can be found between any two or more things :lol:
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Postby Freakzilla » 09 May 2010 10:35

This winner was on Syfy last night... so was Mongolian Death Worms...

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Postby MrFlibble » 09 May 2010 11:04

Right, how could I have forgotten that one! :lol: But it rather lends towards a case of plagiarism, I mean inspiration, though, doesn't it? :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » 09 May 2010 11:42

I think it was Penny Arcade that said the difference between "plagiarism" and "a tribute to" is whether you like it or not. :wink:
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Postby trang » 09 May 2010 12:22

Freakzilla wrote:This winner was on Syfy last night... so was Mongolian Death Worms...

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How many true sci-fi fans have commited Seppuku because of all the horrifically bad D list made for tv movies?? Might be spontaneous laughing self to death syndrome too. As much as I would rather swallow a bucket of razor blades than watch Starship Troopers, I would take that over anything syfry makes.

Just bad bad bad bad bad... not even b film bad... just freaking KJA level bad!!
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