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Highly Underrated/Unknown Movies

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

  1. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    The first few are silly comedies that I have rewatched numerous times, and have never grown stale.

    Mystery Men
    Out Cold
    and to a lesser extent; Galaxy Quest

    Others:
    Låt den rätte komma in
    The Man from Earth
    SLC Punk

    Im sure theres many more, but these are just from off the top of my head. In a world where Transformers 2 makes hundreds of millions, I fear for our arts.
     
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    Saw Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story for the first time last night. It was far from perfect, but it was way better than I had expected. +1 to Galaxy Quest
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

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    Just went through my movies:

    +1 on Galaxy Quest, Mystery Men, and Dewey Cox

    What Planet Are You From
    The Thin Red Line
    On Her Majesties Secret Service
    Pleasantville
    A Life Less Ordinary
    Confidence
    Eurotrip
    Frailty
    King Of New York
    Logan's Run
    Observe and Report
    Ravenous
    Repo Man
    Romeo Is Bleeding
    Slither
    Street Smart
    The Caveman's Valentine
    The Eiger Sanction
    The Lookout
    Angel Heart
    Cronos
    Exorcist II: The Heretic
    Mannequin
    Matchstick Men
    Mr. Baseball
    Night of the Creeps
    Reckless Kelly
    Summer Lovers
    Supernova
    The Boys From Brazil
    The Chase
    The Seige
    UHF
    The New World
    Vision Quest
     
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    ^ I love Repo Man, but I don't really think of it as being especially unknown. I'm ashamed to admit that I don't think I've seen any of the other movies on that list.
     
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    ^ I love Repo Man, but I don't really think of it as being especially unknown. I'm ashamed to admit that I don't think I've seen any of the other movies on that list.
    Some are more unknown, some are more underrated. Some are both. I didn't bother to categorize them or I'd have been at it all night. I own all those movies. I would recommend that you netflix a few of them, or whatever it is you kids are doing these days.
     
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    IDK if any Coen brothers movie is really unknown, but Barton Fink is definitely underseen. It's also one of their best. The Man Who Wasn't There too. I'll try to think of more tomorrow.
     
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    The Dogs of War
    Juggernaut
    The Fall of the Roman Empire
    The Return of Swamp Thing
    CQ
    Behold a Pale Horse
    Cats and Dogs
    Down With Love
    Zorro the Gay Blade
     
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    CQ
    Another great one. Haven't yet added it to my collection. Was Return of the Swamp Thing the one with Adrienne Barbeau? Or was that the first one?
     
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    the movie Once is something i ended up watching on a laptop on a long flight (in 2007). it was so good i ended up buying the real dvd just to support the makers of that movie.

    sometimes piracy actually does help out. because i ended up following the main characters and going to their concerts after.
     
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    Another great one. Haven't yet added it to my collection.

    Was Return of the Swamp Thing the one with Adrienne Barbeau? Or was that the first one?


    That was the first one. The Return had Heather Locklear and Sarah Douglas.

    Is Darkman considered unknown or underrated?
     
  11. Tokyo Slim

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    That was the first one. The Return had Heather Locklear and Sarah Douglas.

    Is Darkman considered unknown or underrated?


    I dunno. I know and rate it pretty highly. [​IMG]


    I just thought of a good one. One of my favorites. Eyes Wide Shut. Not unknown, but I think, serially underrated.
     
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    For unknown comedies.

    "The Education of Duddy Kravitz"

    I think it was one of Richard Dreyfuss's early movies and it's relatively unknown and it's hilarious.
     
  13. L.R.

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    +1 to Matchstick men.......... nicholas cage acting, who would`ve thought? A pleasent surprise.


    Oh, and The Warriors.
     
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    +1 to Matchstick men.......... nicholas cage acting, who would`ve thought? A pleasent suprise

    He can, he just usually refuses to do so.

    Did you see Bad Liutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans? I liked it a lot, though I am a pretty big Herzog fan.
     
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    Divorce Italian Style - Hilarious http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055913/ Shadow of the Vampire
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    Just went through my movies:

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    Vision Quest


    every wrestler knows and loves this movie....kudos
     
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    Divorce Italian Style - Hilarious

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055913/

    Shadow of the Vampire

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    +1 Dafoe and Malkovich are two of my favorite actors and this is some of their best work.
     
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    The boys (Aust)
    Thank god he met Lizzie (Aust)
    The war zone (UK)
    Slums of beverly hills (US)

    And so many others ... I think Gattaca is underrated, though hardly obscure.
     

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