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Highly Underrated/Unknown Movies

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

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Can I submit an underrated TV show?

    Keen Eddie was a shortlived British/American crossover cop show with Sienna Miller and that guy who's now doing Human Target, and it was fucking hilarious.

    El Mariachi is sort of famous as the predecessor to Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, but once you realize it was filmed for a total budget of $7,000 and all of Rodriguez's blood, sweat and tears, it is kind of astonishing.
     


  2. DukesofStratosphear

    DukesofStratosphear Well-Known Member

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    El Mariachi is sort of famous as the predecessor to Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, but once you realize it was filmed for a total budget of $7,000 and all of Rodriguez's blood, sweat and tears, it is kind of astonishing.


    I agree with you about El Mariachi, but I do remember that when all the hullabaloo and hype about it costing $7,000 was in the press at the time, it was also pointed out that Columbia Pictures, who bought the US distribution rights, spent an additional $50,000 or so on a technical 'tarting up' prior to its release (a 16mm to 35mm film transfer and new post-production sound design were mentioned IIRC).

    Still, agreed, a good choice [​IMG]
     


  3. binge

    binge Senior member

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    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    I just watched it a few weeks ago, it's on hulu.com (or similar) so it's easy to find nowadays.

    Assault on Precinct 13 (original version) and its more recent French remake "Wasp's Nest".

    Nid de guêpes, whew Nadia Farès is hot, and and I was laughing so hard when that dude dropped the beatbox.

    And if you like Charlotte Rampling young, check out the uncut version of Vanishing Point; or if you like her Conne-style then go for Immortel. Linda Hardy...yowza.
     


  4. Pimpf

    Pimpf New Member

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    Check out Wild Side, it has one of Christopher Walken's best performances!
     


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    Simon Templar Senior member

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    I just watched it a few weeks ago, it's on hulu.com (or similar) so it's easy to find nowadays.



    Nid de guêpes, whew Nadia Farès is hot, and and I was laughing so hard when that dude dropped the beatbox.

    And if you like Charlotte Rampling young, check out the uncut version of Vanishing Point; or if you like her Conne-style then go for Immortel. Linda Hardy...yowza.


    Thanks for the suggestions!
     


  6. ratboycom

    ratboycom Senior member

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    Boondock Saints

    While I agree with you on Four Rooms, Boondock Saints is hardly underrated or unknown. Within the last few years it became a fratboy favorite. Same with Oldboy.
    The other two Vengeance movies on the other hand are much less known than oldboy and I felt were a bit more raw and brutal.
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Altman's 3 Women.
     


  8. AThingForCashmere

    AThingForCashmere Senior member

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    Most of these are "cult classics", not unknown but usually underrated:

    Harold and Maude
    This is Spinal Tap
    Attack of the Mushroom People
    The Blob
    THEM
    The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Kansas City Bombers
    Rollerball
    Soylent Green
    The Big Lebowski
    The Gods Must Be Crazy
    Bedazzled
     


  9. Jerome

    Jerome Senior member

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    DUNE (D. Lynch)

    Yellowbeard (Chapman)

    Non c'Ã[​IMG] due senza quattro
     


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    plhoang Well-Known Member

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    BBSLM Senior member

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    the assasination of Jesse jame by the coward Robert ford ( this might be my favorite movie of all time. Everything about it is amazing. I don't know how many, if any, awards it has won, but it should win every award ever.)
    Let the right one in
    the weather man ( so fucking hilarious )
    in Bruges ( also hilarious )
    lord of war
    2 days in Paris
    in the valley of ellah
    collateral ( ive seen this movie at least 40 times and it never gets old. Another one of my very top favorites. Another Michael Mann masterpiece. Cruise is so convincing in his role, foxx does unusually well, everything is perfect.)
    half Nelson
    cube (silly cult classic)
    these are the first few that come to mind. I'll have to puruse my collection at home.
     


  12. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Has Being There been mentioned. I think it is worth a mention.
     


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    Pennglock Senior member

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    I noticed a lot of good new shit on Netflix Instant today. These wouldn't be unknown to people into film, but among casual moviegoers yes:

    John Sayles' Brother From Another Planet and Limbo
    Louis Malle's au revoir les enfants
    Hallstrom's My Life as a Dog
    The Last Emperor - This movie was big, but is like, forgotten.
    Being John Malkovich
    Let the Right One In
    Miller's Crossing - Forgotten Cohen gangster flick.
    Kurosawa's Ikiru, Rashomon, 7 Samurai
    Solaris - Not George Clooney version
    The Bicycle Thief - Italian
    Oldboy - Korean? version
    Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin - propaganda classic
    Bergman's Seventh Seal
    Ive Loved You So Long French. cop-out ending, but Kristen Scott Thomas is great in the lead.
    Bigger, Stronger, Faster Good steroids doc.
    Black Hawk Down - Well known, but nobody really talks about what good film-making it is. It's the pinnacle of (non-campy) action movies, IMO. Fuck that Tom Hanks Private Ryan horseshit.
    Everest Beyond the Limit - TV show that played on Discovery.
     


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    audiophilia Senior member

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    Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.

    Bril
     


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    The Winslow Boy, also on netflix instant, i found moving
     


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