Highly Underrated/Unknown Movies

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  1. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Senior member

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    Spielberg's The Sugarland Express.

    Rarely mentioned, but a great little film.


    Also Duel by Spielbergo. Probably my fave of all his films.
     
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    Also Duel by Spielbergo. Probably my fave of all his films.

    Absolutely! Even though it was only made for TV, it turned out so well it got a theatrical release in Europe. Unreal.
     
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    The Bertolucci film?

    yes
     
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    Yeah, the film is underrated, but I consider him overrated.
     
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    Almost Famous
    Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down
     
  6. Simon Templar

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    "Figures in a landscape" with the great Robert Shaw.
     
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    "Figures in a landscape" with the great Robert Shaw.

    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.
     
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    Yeah, the film is underrated, but I consider him overrated.

    im not too familiar with bertolucci's reputation

    others-
    general della rovere
    the wind that shakes the barley
     
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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.
     
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    im not too familiar with bertolucci's reputation

    Highly rated, some even have him up there with his countryman, Federico Fellini.
     
  11. Simon Templar

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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?
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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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
     

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