Joe's Weekend Movie Suggestions

Don't know what to watch this weekend? Give these incredible movies a chance:

Taiwanese Movie - Secret

Description: The story was about high school student Ye, who studied in the school his father taught. Ye's piano skill was above others.On the first day of school, while walking around the piano rooms, he heard an unknown and beautiful melody, played by Lu. From then on, the two were always together.However, Lu seemed mysterious and when Ye tried to get to know her more, she always brushed off his questions by saying that it was a secret.There was a misunderstanding between the two of them, and subsequently Lu never came to school anymore. Ye was heartbroken.But the more he tried to find out, he realized that things were not as they seemed.

Genre: Music, Romance, School, Supernatural                                                                               Year: 2007

Why should you watch this? 
Secret starts out as a subtle and sweet romance and ends up being a piece of cinematic genius! The chemistry between the two leads is uncanny, and the secret, which shall not be spoken, adds an element that enhances the whole story.

Japanese Movie - Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit

Description: A place, somewhere, that bears a strong resemblance in history and environment to Japan. Its return to prosperity after defeat in war is due to a certain law, a pillar of the state. This is the Special Law for the Maintenance of National Prosperity. 24 hours before this capsule is to bring about death, an official of the Ministry of Health and Welfare brings a letter announcing impending death, an ikigami. Those who receive this ikigami letter have 24 hours of absolute freedom to do anything and everything they want. Kengo Fujimoto has made his way through university and taken a job with the Ministry. His work now is delivering these ikigami letters. Dear Citizen: Thank you for your loyalty. You've no doubt noticed that the world is a troubled place. People are apathetic, lazy, unmotivated. You've probably asked yourself WHY ISN'T ANYTHING BEING DONE TO STOP THIS SYSTEMATIC DECLINE? Rest assured that measures are being taken. Beginning immediately, we will randomly select a different citizen each who will be killed within 24 hours of notification. We believe this will help remind all people how precious life is and how important it is to be a productive, active member of society. Thank you for your continued attention and your cooperation and participation.

Genre: Drama                                                                                                                                   Year: 2008

Why you should watch this...
Ikigami is a beautiful tragedy. It's the best sad movie that I have ever seen. It had me both smiling and nearly crying at the same time. It's suspenseful and touching. It will anger you, inspire you, grip you, make you think, and leave you enjoying the best heartbreak you'll ever have.

Japanese Movie - Cyborg She

Description: One day, a beautiful cyborg girl appears in front of a dull university student. Even though the cyborg starts to like him, she can't truly feel emotions, so the boy has no choice but to say goodbye. Missing her, he continues his lonely existence. But a disastrous earthquake will change his life once again!

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi                                                                                                     Year: 2008

Why you should watch this...
Cyborg She is a movie that has it all, comedy, romance, sci-fi, action, suspense, and although it may appear to be a silly movie, it has a very beautiful and moving story. It's a definite thrill ride from beginning to end, and it's a movie that anyone could enjoy.

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    amrita828 Nov 30, 2012

    Awesome recommendations as always, Joe. :D
    And whoever thinks Cyborg She is a silly movie, must have watched the wrong film. ;)
    Thank you!

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    phryxzia_azalea Nov 27, 2012

    Wow man!, im glad i visited this blog! Secret and cyborg she were great movies, hvnt watched ilkigami yet, ill do l8tr

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    blueaoichan Nov 26, 2012

    I remember watching Secret before but I didn't really remember the story. Maybe I'll rewatch it ~
    Anyway I always want to watch Cyborg She and seems like so many people like it ! Thank you for suggesting it ~ I'll try it ^^

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    I_Cookeh_I Nov 25, 2012

    thanks for cyborg she!! made me cry at the end 3rd movie to make me cry

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    AmudoBun Nov 25, 2012

    Well i haven't watched Cyborg she bu I will watch it^^ And for the other 2 movies - Excellent choice i loved them^^

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    tiitek Nov 24, 2012

    Cyborg She is a great movie ^^ I watched it long time ago and I could watch it again - maybe this weekend ;)

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    Aryael Nov 24, 2012

    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check them out. ^_^

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    Szasha Nov 24, 2012

    Thought the article's picture on the front page would be from "The 3DD Invader". Rofl

    Good article :)

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    MyOwnJudgement Nov 24, 2012

    Thanks for the recommendations Joe! Two were already on my plan-to-watch-list, but I feel like watching all of them now! xd

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    educto1 Nov 24, 2012

    Totally agree with Secret. I did love the plot as well as the OTP.

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    loveanimeever Nov 24, 2012

    I had only watched Secret before so I'm going to watch the other two movies ^_^ Nice recommendation! :D

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    Sakakibara Nov 24, 2012

    Ikigami is a must see!! Loved it from beginning to end and, yeah, it made me cry a couple of times! I'd recommend it even to those who have read the manga, you won't be disappointed!

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    wsa67 Nov 24, 2012

    All three are on my PTW list, will have to have a movie marathon and watch them on my days off this weekend.

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    3minut3s Nov 23, 2012

    Just saw Cyborg She again with my friend! Still as good as ever! :D

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    I_Cookeh_I Nov 23, 2012

    will be watching cyborg she, but man so many movies so little time ffs

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