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post #256 of 413
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Two early Leonardo DiCaprio movies:
This Boy's Life
Basketball Diaries

You forgot the best one: Total Eclipse
post #257 of 413
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Two early Leonardo DiCaprio movies:
This Boy's Life
Basketball Diaries

Deniro was great in This Boy's Life. "You can get it lying on your side or you can get it doggy style this is my house and those are my rules."
post #258 of 413
Not sure it belongs, but Killer of Sheep, after a decade, I still can't decide if I liked it.

Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - Early Almodovar

Can't believe I forgot Pret a Porter (Ready to Wear) - underrated Altman masterpiece, IMO his second best film.

Midnight Run - only film De Niro has actually been funny in

The City of Lost Children - astonishing visual achievement

Belleville Rendez-Vous - my favorite animated movie of all time
Edited by idfnl - 12/13/12 at 8:39pm
post #259 of 413

These aren't probably unknown for most of you, but someone might have missed some

 

Muriel's Wedding (1994) and Strictly Ballroom (1992) Two great aussie films

Il ladro di bambini (1992)

Plein soleil (1960), not perfect script, but Delon is as Ripley, nice locations

The Heartbreak Kid (1972), worth watching for Cybill Shepherd, greatest "charming girl you instantly fall in love with" in a movie for me

The Clouded Yellow (1950), english thriller with a 39 steps feel to it

 

These have 5.6 or lower on imdb and deserve higher (if you ask me)

 

En kille och en tjej (1975), Lasse Hallström

The Woman in Red (1984)

Summer Lovers (1982)

Six Days Seven Nights (1998), the best Romancing the stonesque movie

Blame It on Rio (1984)

The Sea Gypsies (1978), great family and shipwrecked movie

post #260 of 413
Swingers
Royal Tenenbaums
Bowfinger
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Too Afraid To Ask
Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
Homegrown
post #261 of 413
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Swingers
Royal Tenenbaums

There is no way these are highly underrated or unknown, especially swingers.
post #262 of 413

Yeah. You guys kinda suck at this.

 

lefty

post #263 of 413
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There is no way these are highly underrated or unknown, especially swingers.

Correct, Royal Crapenenbaums is vastly overrated.
post #264 of 413
Rewatched GO (1998) the other night. Jay Mohr is great in it. Hilarious movie.
post #265 of 413
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Yeah. You guys kinda suck at this.

lefty

This. People posting films like Seven Samurai, Old Boy, or anything released by Criterion or considered a modern day classic are way off base.

Some great recent recommendations though are Go and Beautiful Girls. These films seem to have become forgotten within the 1990s film canon.
post #266 of 413

BG was a very good ensemble movie by a director who died too early. Some misses, but more hits by the secondary characters. The writer went on to recreate the movie in a series called October Road. If you liked the movie you should like the show.

 

Five Corners deserves to be mentioned. John Patrick Shanley's first movie chock-full of great characters and some of the best lines I've ever heard.

 

Street Smart just for Morgan Freeman's Fast Black character.

 

Tremors is a lot better than people give it credit for.

 

The Spanish Prisoner because Mamet's writing overcomes Mamet's directing. And Steve Martin.

 

lefty


Edited by lefty - 12/31/12 at 1:38pm
post #267 of 413
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Originally Posted by thebunk View Post

This. People posting films like Seven Samurai, Old Boy, or anything released by Criterion or considered a modern day classic are way off base.
Some great recent recommendations though are Go and Beautiful Girls. These films seem to have become forgotten within the 1990s film canon.

Obscurity is relative. How about some suggestions?
post #268 of 413
2ldk. A Japanese movie that was part of "the duel" between two directors. It's the better one. Very entertaining.
post #269 of 413
Anyone ever see Kicking and Screaming? It is the first film for Noah Baumbach and I absolutely loved it back when I was younger.

Not sure how I would feel about it if I were to see it now; early 20s uncertainty about life direction seemed like so long ago.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113537/
post #270 of 413
Pretty much everything by John Sayles.
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