You guys suck at this.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088846/
Nothing can describe the level of admiration I have for this film. While I have seen other Terry Gilliam's (12 Monkeys, a bit of Time Bandits), this one is the one I will go back to endlessly. Some films have inspired in me pure feeling, regardless of plot problems or thin characters. Before I saw this, Interstellar and 2001 were my choices for top hits for feelings. This blows them so far out of the water it stings.
I won't explain the plot any further than the poster would, for to spoil the twists and turns of this movie is a heinous sin. It follows Jonathan Pryce as a cog in a massive bureaucratic machine, in a dark and depressing and marvelously... british alternate future. Also featuring my favourite Robert De Niro appearance outside of HEAT, this film will make you laugh, cry, laugh some more, hang onto the edge of the seat, then cry more.
Its visual design is the most interesting aspect to me. Every scene is a painting of pipes, ducts, mechanical technology, and giant impressive architectural marvels containing it all. The world depicted LOOMS above the story, oppressing even its grandeur, infiltrating the lives of its characters in marvelously contrived ways. The technology presented is also heavy, mechanical, clunky, but recognizable as something that could have been, were the world to have gone a different path in the 1930's.Bill you are a terrible troll for trying.
I know some people who dislike this movie for taking its time to show everything that happens with the rather imaginative lead Pryce presents, but this is artwork in every shot. The sweeping scope of the narrative as it rushes and twists makes me really shit at describing it properly.
DO NOT EVER WATCH ANYTHING BUT THE FINAL CUT. Executive meddling, amusing about a film dealing with oppressive bureaucracy, ham fisted a terrible ending onto this glorious epic. Watch the director's cut, to see the real end of Terry's beautiful story.
End result: 10/10, a must see. Even those i know who didn't like it, speak highly of it.
Edit: I would definitely add to the list of feels Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade, GHOST IN THE SHELL 1995, and AKIRA obviously...