underrated movies

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  1. Stephen B

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    i picked up dark city the other day, i had seen it a while ago, and it didnt impress me then. but after months and months of remembering stuff, sets, ideas, the music etc... i realised what a cool film it really was. im sure there are other movies out there, that you were scared to rent/see, but when you did, they were great. anotherone comes to mind, steve sommers- deep rising, such a cool film. but bombed, and critics bagged it.
    surly you guys cam come up with others.
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  2. Patrick Wilmes

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    Rushmore
    Swingers
    Suicide Kings
    Go
    Bound
    High Fidelity
    These are just a few of my favorites off the top of my head.
     
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    1978'S MAGIC with Anthony Hopkins, 1987'S CHINA GIRL.
     
  4. Chuck C

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    Jackie Brown (where's the DVD already!?)
    Truman Show
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    Moving to POLLS
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    Drugstore Cowboy
    Nixon
    Bugsy
    Gattaca
    Three Kings
    The Rocketeer
    Dead Presidents
    Malocolm X
    Bound
    People vs Larry Flynt
    Carlitos Way
    Jacobs Ladder
    Dark City
    Dirty Harry
    Big Lebowski
    A Simple Plan
    True Romance
    Born On The Fourth Of July
    Strange Days
    The Way Of The Gun
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    [Edited last by JonZ on October 10, 2001 at 02:20 PM]
     
  7. Rain

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    True Romance
    The Secret of Roan Inish (and virtually any other movie directed by John Sayles)
    A Perfect World
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (certainly "appreciated" by the gay crowd, but underrated in terms of its merit simply as a really good film)
    The Pajama Game (wonderful fluff with Doris Day)
    The Goodbye Girl
    Another Woman
    The Court Jester
    Kiss Me Deadly
    Monsieur Verdoux
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    The Thirteenth Floor
    Cube
    The Big Blue
     
  9. Neil Joseph

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    One movie I can think of that did not receive the just rewards it should have gotten was The Colour Purple. It was a showpiecce of great acting and story from its various characters.
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    Me and my friend are the only people I know who have seen Casino. And we both LOVE that movie very much so. Seems to not get the props it deserves.
    Or at least to me.
     
  12. Rain

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    I agree about Casino. Never thought of that one when I posted.
     
  13. Tom-G

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    I agree with Rain about John Sayles. All of his movies are fantastic. My favorites of his are:
    • Limbo
    • Men With Guns
    • City of Hope
    Dark City is very underrated. It has a concept similar to that of The Matrix but Dark City was released first and definitely is the better film. It wasn't as dumbed-down as The Matrix was.
    Another film I really enjoyed was eXistenZ. Another film that questions reality. Not too many people have seen it.
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    I certainly agree about John Sayles. I'm also a David Cronenberg fan.
    One movie that never found an audience is the highly underrated " Babe, Pig in the City".
     
  15. Dome Vongvises

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    Glory
    - I've never been moved so much in my life. It's the only movie I know where it immediately jumped into my Top Ten Favorite Films of all time. The beautiful cinematography by Freddie Francis, the inspiring story, the great acting performances by Ferris Bueller, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, and Andre Braugher, and ESPECIALLY the moving score by James Horner all under the direction of Edward Zwick makes this one of the most underappreciated and underrated movies in the war history genre. And to top it off, it was fun to watch.
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  16. Stephen B

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    i also thought cutthroat island was unfairly treated. id love to see someone do something special with that.
    steve
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    Executive Decision
     
  18. Chuck Mayer

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    I must second Glory. It also had one of the funniest lines in movie history. And it's a beautiful, heart-wrenching movie to boot.
    Rawlins: Where about you from?
    Trip: I'm from around Tennessee. I ran away when I was 12 years old and I ain't never looked back.
    Jupiter: W-W-W-What ya doin' since then?
    Trip: I run for President. I didn't win though.
    Also, Pleasantville is one of the best movies I have ever seen, but gets little respect.
    Take care,
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    The Road To ElDorado was a very nice animated movie that I felt was not appreciated. Other I would put on this list include Hook and The Perfect Storm.
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