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#1 of 44 OFFLINE   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. Thank you!

#2 of 44 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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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Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#4 of 44 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted April 24 2004 - 09:44 AM

Dark City

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#10 of 44 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   DanielKellmii

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Posted April 24 2004 - 03:07 PM

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#13 of 44 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   Christ Reynolds

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Posted April 24 2004 - 06:56 PM

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
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#15 of 44 OFFLINE   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

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#16 of 44 OFFLINE   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 OFFLINE   David_Giles

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Posted April 25 2004 - 10:17 AM

Almost Famous!!

#18 of 44 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted April 25 2004 - 12:05 PM

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 OFFLINE   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!

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Posted April 25 2004 - 05:25 PM

Bottle rocket
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