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Under rated movies

Discussion in 'Movies' started by NicolasC, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. NicolasC

    NicolasC Member

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    What under rated/cult movie à la Donnie Darko or Fight Club would you recommend? Every time I go to the video store, all I see are by-the-numbers Hollywood features that don't appeal to me all that much.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Rob P S

    Rob P S Well-Known Member

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    Since you asked...

    Breakdown
    Clay Pigeons
    The Dish
    The Guys
    Hoosiers
    Lone Star
    A Midnight Clear
    One False Move
    A Simple Plan
    Smoke
    Smoke Signals
    Tully
    Up the Creek
     
  3. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Well-Known Member

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    I'll vouch for:

    BREAKDOWN
    THE DISH
    A SIMPLE PLAN

    --and add:

    INTACTO (2003)
    DINNER RUSH (2000)
    DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (2002)
    FRAILTY (2001)
    BLOOD SIMPLE (1985)
    KILL ME AGAIN (1989)
    RED ROCK WEST (1992)
    THE HIT (1984)
    ADRENALINE DRIVE (1999)
    THE LIMEY (1999)
    ROAD GAMES (1981)
    GHOST WORLD (2001)
    DIAMOND MEN (2001)
    CONFIDENCE (2003)
    MILLER'S CROSSING (1990)
    BARTON FINK (1991)
    THE SPANISH PRISONER (1998)
    NO GOOD DEED (2002)
    AMERICAN SPLENDOR (2003)
    CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (2002)
    A MIGHTY WIND (2003)
    THE HOUSE OF SAND & FOG (2003)
    THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE (2001)
     
  4. JohnRice

    JohnRice Well-Known Member

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    A few from the last couple years would be...


    May
    Secretary
    The Good Girl
    The Magdalene Sisters
    Dummy
    Spider
    My Life Without Me
    Wonderland
    21 Grams
    Pieces of April
    Talk to Her
     
  5. Christopher_P

    Christopher_P Well-Known Member

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    Sneakers
    The Dish
    Equilibrium

    I don't know many who have seen these films that didn't like them but they don't seem as popular as other big ticket movies. They are on my everyone must see list.
     
  6. Joe Bernardi

    Joe Bernardi Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for "The Limey."
    Also, "Welcome to the Dollhouse"
     
  7. Mike~Sileck

    Mike~Sileck Well-Known Member

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    How about:

    Requiem For a Dream
    Pi


    Mike
     
  8. NicolasC

    NicolasC Member

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    Thank you all very much. I've seen some of them (Requiem for a Dream should be required viewing!) but I'll have to check out most of them.

    Again, thanks!
     
  9. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Well-Known Member

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    Dark City
     
  10. JonZ

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    Once Were Warriors
    Drugstore Cowboy
    Nixon
    A Simple Plan
    Spider
    Dark City
    25th Hour
    Far From Heaven
    Carlitos Way
    Born On The Fourth Of July
    Thief
    The Insider
    Bully
    Blow
    Exotica
    Dead Presidents
    Leaving Las Vegas
    Dead Man Walking
    Gattaca
    Bound
    Dogfight
    The Bear
    Three Kings
    Gridlock'd
    The People vs Larry Flynt
    Midnight Run
    The Rivers Edge


    That'll keep you busy for awhile.....
     
  11. Tyler Ruggeri

    Tyler Ruggeri Well-Known Member

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    Here you go:

    Six Degrees of Separation
    Citizen Ruth
    Everyone Says I Love You
    Living Out Loud
    Lantana
    In the Mood for Love
    Pleasantville
    25th Hour
    The Pledge
    Contact
    Yi Yi
    Devil in a Blue Dress
    That Thing You Do
    Lolita (1998)
    Kingpin
    Two Family House
    The Apostle
    Chunhyang
    Nowhere in Africa
    The Parent Trap (1998)
    Big Night
    Bound
    Cradle Will Rock
    The Devil’s Advocate
    O
    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    Thirteen Days
    The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
    Unbreakable
    Wet Hot American Summer
     
  12. DanielKellmii

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    Hawk The Slayer
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  13. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Well-Known Member

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    The Lord of the Rings trilogy

    Totally misunderstood movies.
     
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    this was the first movie i thought of after i read the title. so i guess i will have to say...barton fink. i have no idea how this one slipped under the radar (or whatever that stupid saying is) but it is simply brilliant. imo, it is the best movie i have seen that was made in the past 25 years.

    CJ
     
  15. Walter Kittel

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    I wouldn't consider all of these films 'cult' films, some are just lesser known that have received good critical reaction, but some definitely are cultish...

    Eve's Bayou (1995)
    Angels and Insects (1996)
    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1997)
    Vanishing Point (1971)
    Dead Man (1995)
    The City of Lost Children (1995)
    The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
    A Boy and His Dog (1975)
    In Cold Blood (1967)
    Six-String Samurai (1998)
    Blind Fury (1989) - one of my favorite Rutger Hauer films. Definitely a guilty pleasure.
    The Hidden (1987)
    Dune (1984)
    Cronos (1993)

    Definitely agree with...

    The Limey
    Kill Me Again
    Spider
    May

    - Walter.
     
  16. Paul_Scott

    Paul_Scott Well-Known Member

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    underrated films- one of my favorite topics.

    Who'll Stop The Rain (thriller, unrequited love, drama)
    Blue Car (coming of age/drama)
    Out Of Sight (crime, romantic comedy/drama)
    Shoot To Kill (adventure,thriller)
    Tucker: The Man & His Dream (drama, david vs goliath, the creative spirit)
    Black Robe (civilization vs indiginous people, native american, faith and spirituality)
     
  17. David_Giles

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    Almost Famous!!
     
  18. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Well-Known Member

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    Almost Famous was anything but underrated. If anything, it was a critical darling when it was out in theaters. It was #1 on Ebert's top 10 of the year. Maybe it isn't well known among the majority but it is definitely a recognized film.
     
  19. ChrisBEA

    ChrisBEA Well-Known Member

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    Let's see...
    Please forgive repeat mentions:
    May
    Session 9
    Equilibrium
    Six String Samurai
    Ginger Snaps
    Dog Soldiers
    Bartleby
    Snow White: A Tale of Terror
    Drive
    The Limey
    Judgement Night
    The Hard Word
    Human Nature
    Big Shot's Funeral
    The Straight Story
    Dead Man
    Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai

    I could probably find a few more just in my collection!
     
  20. Jeff_Standley

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    Bottle rocket
     

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