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#1 of 44 NicolasC

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Posted April 23 2004 - 01:31 PM

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.

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#2 of 44 Rob P S

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Posted April 23 2004 - 02:33 PM

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 of 44 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted April 23 2004 - 03:12 PM

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)

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#4 of 44 JohnRice

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Posted April 23 2004 - 03:29 PM

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

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#5 of 44 Christopher_P

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Posted April 23 2004 - 11:54 PM

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 of 44 Joe Bernardi

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Posted April 24 2004 - 12:33 AM

Another vote for "The Limey."
Also, "Welcome to the Dollhouse"

#7 of 44 Mike~Sileck

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Posted April 24 2004 - 03:22 AM

How about:

Requiem For a Dream
Pi


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#8 of 44 NicolasC

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Posted April 24 2004 - 06:59 AM

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 of 44 Carlo Medina

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Posted April 24 2004 - 09:44 AM

Dark City

#10 of 44 JonZ

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Posted April 24 2004 - 10:40 AM

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 of 44 Tyler Ruggeri

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Posted April 24 2004 - 02:27 PM

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 of 44 DanielKellmii

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Posted April 24 2004 - 03:07 PM

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#13 of 44 Kevin Porter

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Posted April 24 2004 - 03:15 PM

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Totally misunderstood movies.

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#14 of 44 Christ Reynolds

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Posted April 24 2004 - 06:56 PM

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BARTON FINK
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.

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#15 of 44 Walter Kittel

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Posted April 24 2004 - 08:10 PM

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.

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#16 of 44 Paul_Scott

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Posted April 25 2004 - 12:28 AM

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 of 44 David_Giles

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Posted April 25 2004 - 10:17 AM

Almost Famous!!

#18 of 44 Kevin Porter

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Posted April 25 2004 - 12:05 PM

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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.

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#19 of 44 ChrisBEA

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Posted April 25 2004 - 12:17 PM

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 of 44 Jeff_Standley

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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:25 PM

Bottle rocket
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