8MM (1999)

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Avg Rating: 4.5 / 5. Voted: 171

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Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Nicolas Cage (Tom Welles), Joaquin Phoenix (Max), Catherine Keener (Amy), Jenny Powell (Mary Ann Mathews), James Gandolfini (Eddie), Peter Stormare (Dino Velvet), Chris Bauer (Machine), Amy Morton (Janet Mathews), Anthony Heald (Longdale)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs – inaccurate)
Runtime: 02:03:14
Genres: Detective-Mystery, Sexual-Violence against Women, Snuff, Porno-Themed

Plot – Spoilers:
Tom Welles, a private detective with a baby daughter is eager to secure his family’s future by taking up high-paying jobs from the ridiculously rich and powerful. His latest one involves investigating the veracity of a purported snuff film that shows a girl being killed on camera. But as Tom pieces together the trail that leads to harder and more extreme pornography, the young girl in the snuff film and her premature death becomes a personal obsession.

For a movie that came out in 1999, 8mm is fairly prescient in anticipating the smooth and explosive transition of the effed up from film to the internet. It’s also a pleasant experience to hear Joaquin Phoenix address you saying, You dance with the devil, the devil don’t change. The devil changes you 🙂

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spøkelse
spøkelse
April 1, 2021 1:24 pm

by far one of my fav movies on this website now, tysm EUM

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
April 1, 2021 8:09 pm

This is the second time this has happen of recent – a movie I had just watched elsewhere appears here. Last one was “Compliance”… and now, my absolute favorite Nick Cage movie – 8 mm. I don’t know what it is about this film because the acting and story line are just a little sub-par, but I enjoy it immensely every time I see it. Thank you, admin, for all you do to keep us amused. I wish you good health, unimaginable wealth, and infinite wisdom. May all your wildest dreams become reality.

Lucy LePrince
Lucy LePrince
Reply to  Dr. Lecter
March 23, 2022 8:35 pm

I’m in the same boat. There are so many things wrong with this movie… But I absolutely love it.

fred fat
fred fat
April 1, 2021 11:10 pm

from the guy who wrote 7 – so you know it will be fucked up – always hoped it would be more seriously fucked up – but dark for a mainstream film and worth it for the cast

ohwait
ohwait
April 2, 2021 12:02 am

Haha, good April Fools joke posting this.

Candace
Candace
April 2, 2021 3:27 am

Max is so hot

Zed Man
Zed Man
April 2, 2021 10:16 am

EUM guys, I have this film on DVD and running time says 2hrs 9min, 6 min short of this version. Are there any cuts here? By the way, excellent choice, you have class. Cheers!

KevC
KevC
April 3, 2021 8:02 am

Ah Jenny Powell beautiful, good film poor fight scenes Nicolas Cage being Nicolas Cage but entertaining non the less

Kimmy
Kimmy
April 3, 2021 8:28 pm

I don’t really like Nick Cage; however he is a tour de force in this movie. My new favorite movie staring him. He was also fantastic in Leaving Las Vegas. Thanks for the upload. Thanks for this site!

Lee
Lee
April 3, 2021 9:24 pm

One of my fave Nicolas Cage movies. Joaquin is also terrific.

Anders
Anders
April 3, 2021 9:50 pm

First part is a bit slow, but it picks up. Good storyline and the end is dramatic and exciting. Good acting as well. Overall a good movie 8/10

snow white
snow white
April 4, 2021 12:18 am

God, over 20 yrs ago?! Late 90s, all those yrs, all those 8 balls, yeah 3.5 gr yo
you know the title song singer Tarrie B of Tura Satana, yeah i used to date her
you know the theme song singer Richard James of Aphex Twins, yeah i used to date him
you know the . . .

Tivert .
Tivert .
Reply to  snow white
April 20, 2021 2:19 am

Thanks as always ,Admins
A great watch.

Sophie
Sophie
Reply to  snow white
July 28, 2022 5:24 pm

You used to go out with Ampex Twin Richard James?? thats pretty coo! he produced some very interesting music in his time & is a electronica visionary

Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
April 27, 2021 11:44 am

What a classic film, underrated as fuck. Not a big Nicolas Cage fan but he nailed this role. Acting was top notch all across the board. James Gandolfini was a stud actor, his role was brilliantly performed. The plot was so well put together I was entertained the entire way through. You see characters from the super rich to underground porno sleazebags. There was some great effed up scenes and vibes throughout the film. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this until now, I enjoyed the hell out of it. I was skeptical before watching this because of the big name Hollywood actors but I was wrong. Definetly check this classic out! I give this a solid 7.5/10

“8mm” and “The Frozen Ground” are Nicolas Cage’s best work

Bcm
Bcm
April 29, 2021 6:08 am

wow who tought i would see the character from the movie Gladiator who played cecær or how its spelled. anyone know his name please? he is great actor too but i have not seen him in many movies. maybe he is drug addict in real life i can tell from his face or maybe health issues.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
Reply to  Bcm
July 22, 2021 11:29 pm

Lmfao its joaquin phoenix. He is in shitloads of movies. He was joker in “joker” recently.

big drip
big drip
April 29, 2021 10:49 am

great plot, great camerawork and supreme revelation at the end. very good film all in all, with a fantastic Nicholas Cage.
also funny how cage’s and phoenix’s careers have taken a diametrically opposed route; Cage won the Oscar but his career went from good to pretty awful, nowadays starring in C-level films at best. Phoenix plays the sidekick in this movie, but won the Oscar recently.
One of the best films on this site, but what else do you expect from Hollywood?

nooneimportant
nooneimportant
Reply to  big drip
May 19, 2022 5:49 am

pig, color out of space, mandy, etc are all great modern nic cage films. he’s had a huge career resurgence lately

Kilted Scotsman
Kilted Scotsman
May 1, 2021 6:24 pm

And now, this is a movie!

Kahn V
Kahn V
May 30, 2021 7:23 am

Not so a nice movie but still was good at average style

fred fat
fred fat
June 9, 2021 6:24 pm

great film – just watched the golden glove – could be one for this site

Doug Swinson
Doug Swinson
June 22, 2021 12:23 am

I can only watch the first half hour then I lose the sound, its not my computer because I have tried watching this a few times and the sound stop in the exact place. Anyways I thought the part where he is watching for the first time turned me off. His reaction to the girl getting slapped was way over reacted for the work he does. Anyways would like to see the whole movie if the sound is fixed.

The Eye of Art
The Eye of Art
January 2, 2022 5:25 pm

Great thriller. One that keep your eyes glued to the screen.

Last
Last
February 12, 2022 9:59 am

aw, that was fun. subtext is kind of fascinating, about the fears of fatherhood and the concept of not being able to protect a girl in a world that profits off of violence against them. as always nic cage is a joy to watch

corrupt
corrupt
March 11, 2022 3:11 pm

Amazing

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
June 8, 2022 1:50 pm

Thoroughly enjoyed it… Bit daft in some parts but a gritty portent fuelling thrillarma. Pretty realistic too.