Originally Posted by idfnl
Obscurity is relative. How about some suggestions?
Sure, I will put up or shut up. I am a child of the 90s so my apologies in advance:
- The Limey/Out of Sight (Steven Soderberg): Both are terribly underrated even though OoS is filled with some mega stars. These 2 flicks, along with the not so-underrated Traffic (though still a good film in my opinion) were Soderberg's best films before he started over indulging in remakes (Solaris) mega-action films (Oceans 11/12/13) and smaller newage indie films (Girlfriend Experience). The Limey is so underrated it is criminal.
- The Princess and The Warrior (Tom Tykwer): Better known for Run Lola Run,TPATW is a great follow-up that no one has seemed to have seen. If you like adult style fairy tales, you need to really see this and Tykwer's other flicks which some are very underrated (Perfume, Heaven).
- Hoodlum (Bill Duke): Ok, so this is a paint-by-numbers Hollywood flick and it is honestly nothing special from script originality or direction perspective. It is really all about Tim Roth. That is all. Is it worth owning? I am not sure though it is definitely worth a view when you just want to sit back and be entertained.
- The Straight Story (David Lynch): Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks get all the praise. Heck, even Wild at Heart and Lost Highway get more props. I chalk this up to the fact that The Straight Story is very non- Lynch and many people cannot get past that fact. Their loss. Definitely worth checking out.
Others mentioned in this thread that I endorse and I think fits this thread include:
- Grosse Pointe Blank (Dan Akroyd and John Cussack in both fine form)
- Tremors (Kevin Bacon and Michael Gross in a fairly on cheesy thriller)
- Love Actually (one of the most underrated chick flicks/holiday flicks of all time)
- Go (very influenced by Tarrantino as many indie films at that time were but it is still a very entertaining film)
All of the above (with the exception of Hoodlum perhaps) shoud have ultra special editions released on Blu Ray but sadly do not.