Submitted by Parentinginapandemic t3_z8hb5a in movies

I grew up in a very strict household and basically wasn’t even able to know who I was or what I liked. Sheltered beyond belief. Now that I am an adult I find myself really enjoying movies, tv shows, and books that offer extremely immersive experiences. I also like them to be fiction so I can just escape. I loved Avatar, Harry Potter, Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, Revenge, Outerbanks. I love a good romance and adventure. Anyone have other ideas for what I could look into? When i watch I want to feel worlds away. I also like a strong steadfast male who embraces his leadership abilities with a strong moral compass.



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Glade_Runner t1_iybmhjd wrote

You might want to watch the Lord of the Rings films. They are deeply immersive, are almost entirely based on male leadership in a time of great moral danger, There is plenty more material (such as The Hobbit film trilogy) if you find you love it.

The novels are exquisite as well. I'd probably recommend reading The Hobbit first to see if you like it. The Lord of the Rings novels are considerably denser and longer, but the stories are splendidly connected.


Asha_Brea t1_iybmexd wrote

The Princess Bride, Pirates Of The Caribbean 1-3, The Mummy, The Mask of The Zorro, The Musketeers (TV Show), the Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Man In The Iron Mask, The Hobbit (Book then movies), Lord Of The Rings (Movies then books), Gladiator...


Also, and even if you haven't asked for this, video games:

Mass Effect (the trilogy), Dragon Age Origins, Final Fantasy IV to XII...


1w2e3e t1_iybmiz7 wrote

Books, the Dresden files. Romance movie destination wedding it's a lot of smart ass humor.


Nero3k t1_iybq33c wrote

If your looking for something light hearted then you should check out The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

It’s the story of a son and his father in their travels across the southern United States.


_Bon_Vivant_ t1_iybsgb2 wrote

Princess Bride. (Movie 1987)

Lonesome Dove (Book and TV mini-series 1989).

Of Mice And Men (Book and Movie 1992)

Casablanca (Movie 1942)

Shōgun (Book and TV mini-series 1980)

The Fall (Movie 2006)


FootballFTW t1_iyc3x6e wrote

Not a movie or book but I think you’ll like the series Lost


Moanair t1_iycb6wi wrote

The Hunger Games series, Divergent series, Chronicles of Narnia series, and as for that male lead I think: DUNE, Ender’s Game, The Giver,

Also, you said movies but have you looked into shows? Because omg they’re just as good like Heroes, Once Upon A Time


Glade_Runner t1_iybmuc2 wrote

Stephen King's The Dark Tower series is extraordinary. These novels are really intricate and involve multiple worlds, and they are tremendously immersive. You'll have a hard time putting them down if get a good start.

There are people who claim these books were made into a film. Do not listen to those lies. There is no film worth watching.


GrimReaperAngelof23 t1_iyc68ig wrote

The Dark Tower is an amazing movie. You must be a dumbass to think otherwise.

I do admit, i never read the books. But i found the movie very enjoyable and is one of my favorite movies.

I kinda get where youre coming from. Cause I have this same argument with people about Charlie vs Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. How Charlie and the Chocolate Factory uses 95% of the book and Willy Wonka only uses 5%, and everyone hates the new one but loves the old one. And that pisses me off. Obviously the new one is better cause ifs actually based on the book.

And I got pissed off about the Artemis Fowl movie for being so bad.

I guess it just depends on if you read the book or not i guess. But you shouldn't tell people to not watch the movie. If you read the book, then the movie is bad. But if you didn't read the book, then the movie is good. Thats how it works.


Harmonica655321 t1_iybnyud wrote

A Clockwork Orange. Book first, then the movie.


YogoremonoHakujin t1_iyc5jih wrote

“So I can escape”

Yeah I think a movie with a realistic and disturbing gang rape scene is just the movie for them


[deleted] t1_iybof8u wrote

Have you watched The Originals or Legacies? They’re sequels I guess you’ll say to Vampire Diaries. I think you’ll like those two shows too.


JabberJawocky t1_iybp1hg wrote

Lonesome Dove!!! It's everything you described

Set in the late nineteenth century, this is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. It is a drive that represents for everybody involved not only a daring, even a foolhardy, adventure, but a part of the American Dream — the attempt to carve out of the last remaining wilderness a new life. Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call are former Texas Rangers, partners, and friends who have shared hardship and danger together without ever quite understanding (or wanting to understand) each other’s deepest emotions.

Full mini-series on YouTube l (Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Danny Glover)

Four book series

I have read the series twice. Super immersive, engaging, romantic, masculine. Please please please check them out!


ok-lets-not-go t1_iyc6why wrote

Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.

Also, Steven Spielberg's A.I. (2001).