Suggested Viewing: What Would Jesus Alan Watch (W.W.A.W.)


On this page I will recommend films that I think you might like.   You may or may not have heard of them.  I always like it when I stumble across a cool movie.  So next time you're at the video store and you say to your self,  "I've seen all this junk.  What Would Alan Watch?"  The answer to your viewing quest can be found right here.

Title Type Opinion Synopsis
A Mighty Wind Mockumentary See review A reunion of 1960s folk musicians as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.
Akira Anime The definitive film of the anime genre. A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.
Bad Taste Horror, Gore Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson's first great film UFO's land in a New Zealand fishing and an army of aliens massacre the town's population to use as the main ingredient for their intergalactic fast-food chain.
Baise-Moi Action It's the Hardcore French version of Thelma and Louise Two young women, marginalized by society, go on a destructive tour of sex and violence.
Barb Wire Action Goofy fun Pamela Anderson Superhero movie A bar owner/mercenary becomes involved in a scheme about contact lenses that can help a scientist get across the American border to expose a governmental cover-up.
Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale) Foreign, Action, Gore Great film.  It's like Lord of the Flies and Survivor with savage violence and murder.  One of the girls is Chiaki Kuriyama from Kill Bill! 42 high school students are forced to kill each other on an uninhabited island.
Best in Show Mockumentary The funniest movie about competitive dog shows that I've ever seen A colorful array of characters competes at a national dog show.
Blue Velvet Mystery, Drama The most famous David Lynch movie An innocent young man discovers that a dark underworld exists beneath the surface of his seemingly quiet hometown.
Bottle Rocket Comedy, Drama The first movie from the team that made Rushmore and The Royal Tennenbaums A group of young Texans aspire to become master thieves.
Bowling for Columbine Documentary See review Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.
Capturing the Friedman's Documentary See review Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
Donnie Darko Fantasy, Drama, 
Sci-Fi, Mystery
I really liked this weird little movie.  It's sort of a cross between Heathers and an David Lynch film.   Highschooler Donnie is plagued by visions of a giant evil rabbit who orders him to commit acts of violence and predicts the impending end of the world.
The Gong Show Movie Documentary, Comedy? This bizarre film would be a good to watch if Confessions of a Dangerous Mind didn't satiate your Chuck Barris fix.  A week in the life of "The Gong Show" host and creator Chuck Barris who lives through a series of outrageous competitors
Irréversible Adult, Drama, Foreign See review When a woman is raped by a stranger, her friend and ex-husband decide to take justice into their own hands.
Junk: Shiryō-gari Foreign, Horror, Gore, Zombie Low budget Asian gore.  Nice splatter effects.  Hilariously bad acting. Jewel thieves try to fence their stolen treasure to Yakuza at an abandoned military base that is being used to experiment with re-animating the dead.
Gokudō sengokushi: Fudō (Fudoh) Foreign, Action, Gore The best part was the 5 year old assassins and the schoolgirl who shot blow darts without using her mouth. Yukaza father with must pay a tribute to show loyalty to the other Yakuza families. He does this by killing his oldest son. Ten years later, the youngest son organizes his friends to take revenge against his father and all the other Yakuza leaders.
Koroshiya 1 (Ichi The Killer) Foreign, Action, Gore This over the top movie has some of the goriest images I have ever seen.  I still cringe just thinking about some of it.    Yakuza gangsters try to determine who has killed their boss as they themselves are hunted by the homicidal madman who did it.
Lost in Translation Drama, Comedy See review Two Americans meet and spend a unique week in Tokyo.
Oodishon (Audition) Foreign, Horror, Gore, Drama Very well made "romantic comedy" with horrific scenes of torture. Widower screens girls at a special audition to find a new wife.  His final selection is something of a Fatal Attraction.
Shurayuki-Hime (Princess Blade) Foreign, Action, Gore Great fight scenes but the story slows to a crawl in the middle and then ends poorly (and I don't mean in a good way like The Vanishing) Japan is ruled once again by a monarchy. Rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. Yuki, the last of the assassins hired by the government befriends one of the rebels and seeks revenge against the group's leader.
Stacy Foreign, Comedy, Gore, Horror, Zombie One of the weapons used against the Stacy's is the Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) Chainsaw.  All over the world Girls between the age of 15 and 17 begin dying, only to come back as bloodthirsty zombies, nicknamed 'Stacys' after the first victim. 
Step Into Liquid Documentary See review Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.
Versus Foreign, Horror, Gore, Action, Martial Arts, Zombie A must see for fans of live-action anime!  Zombies with guns, and some of the coolest martial arts sword battles I have ever seen.  An immortal battle between good and evil takes place through the centuries  in a zombie infested forest.