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Highly Underrated/Unknown Movies

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by L.R., Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member

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    Sir, you have good taste. That's a great film. It's probably my best McDowell. Well, equal with "˜The Caller' which is also criminally underrated/unknown.

    Thanks, i'll look out for the caller. What year was it made?
     
  2. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member

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    From the international category I'll throw in:

    City of God (Brazilian)
    Das Boot (German)
    Downfall (German)
    The Lives of Others (German)
    Amelie (French)
    Cinema Paradiso (Italian)

    I know many of these are pretty standard on any movie buff's list, but you still find that many others haven't watched them.


    I was going to post Downfall - brilliant movie. "Reigne Margot" was also enjoyable if bloody.
     
  3. Sesame Seed

    Sesame Seed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, i'll look out for the caller. What year was it made?

    1987. it's a dialogue driven film with only two characters that we know nothing about. It unravels as it goes along, but the final portion of the film is truly bizarre (good or bad depending on your perspective). It's certainly a unique film.
     
  4. Sesame Seed

    Sesame Seed Well-Known Member

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    Altman's 3 Women.

    Good pick, LabelKing. I can rely on you to take it up a notch with your interesting choices. I think Altman's "˜Images' is also underrated. But the same can be said for most of his poorly received films including "˜Kansas City', Pret-a-Porter' and' Popeye'. If anything, I'd argue that he doesn't have that great film that puts him instantly on the map as a director (includes "˜MASH, "˜The Player' and "˜Gosford Park'). He was consistently good, but never had an exclamation mark picture.
     
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    Highly rated, some even have him up there with his countryman, Federico Fellini.

    while fellini's visuals and scores are better, ive havent been moved by his movies
     
  6. Sesame Seed

    Sesame Seed Well-Known Member

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    while fellini's visuals and scores are better, ive havent been moved by his movies

    That's a fair call, really. How about "˜La Strada'?
     
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    didnt find la strada moving and it's less stylish than other fellinis. it felt like umberto d but with a chick (and husband)

    i like la dolce vita best of those ive seen
     
  8. DukesofStratosphear

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    Jack Clayton's The Innocents.

    It has a beautifully written and subtle script (co-authored by Truman Capote).
     
  9. Teacher

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    Closet Land -- It's just two people, an interrigator (Alan Rickman) and a prisoner (don't remember). Great film.

    these reminded me of a good russell crowe / jack thompson flick (i know, jack thompson was in 'breaker morant', not gallipoli - it's the sidefold hats!) called 'the sum of us'. very good, touching story for gay & straight....

    Ah, Breaker Morant! Great movie!
     
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    Couple of pages late, BMX Bandits starred Nicole Kidman, great fun.
     
  11. Pennglock

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    In the Bedroom

    Jack Clayton's The Innocents.

    It has a beautifully written and subtle script (co-authored by Truman Capote).


    Is this the haunted house movie from the 1960s? If so it definitely deserves a mention. Lots of sweet sexual undertones between the governess and her young male charge.
     
  12. mccvi

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    Ponette.
    The Piano Teacher.
    Old boy.
    Dodes'ka-den.
    Taste of Cherry.
    Burden of Dreams.
    Hearts of Darkness.
    Eternity and a Day.
     
  13. Jekyll

    Jekyll Well-Known Member

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    Cry Baby "What's "fuck" mean, Hector?"
     
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    Haven't seen BMX Bandits, but Rad (starring Lori Loughlin) was awesome, and way underrated/unknown.
     
  15. Sesame Seed

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    Ponette.
    The Piano Teacher.
    Old boy.
    Dodes'ka-den.
    Taste of Cherry.
    Burden of Dreams.
    Hearts of Darkness.
    Eternity and a Day.


    You've got Kurosawa, Kiarostami and Angelopoulos, good work. Interestingly, with Kurosawa, I prefer his non-samurai films. "˜High and Low', "˜Dersu Uzala' and "˜The Bad Sleep Well' are beyond brilliant.
     
  16. DukesofStratosphear

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    In the Bedroom



    Is this the haunted house movie from the 1960s? If so it definitely deserves a mention. Lots of sweet sexual undertones between the governess and her young male charge.


    Yep, that's the one. Very creepy.
     
  17. Heido

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    Following by Christopher Nolan. Low budget, unknown cast but still his most brilliant movie.

    Someone mentioned Old Boy. Not vey well known, but at least its greatness as been largely recognized.
    I'm a Cyborg but that's ok instead hasn't received any bit of appreciation. It is hard to believe that in many countries it hasn't even been distributed yet.
     
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    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    Hombre Secreto Well-Known Member

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    Ichi the Killer
    The Machinist
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    Welcome to the Dollhouse
    Natural Born Killers

    Brokeback Mountain [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Blood in, Blood Out!

    No pintos for you, baby. Nothing but Texas barbecue!
     

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