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E.C.F. Doyle (@chekovchameleon)    1 year, 7 months ago

I’m looking for peoples favourite films that most people probably haven’t seen or are seriously underrated. Mainly because I’m constantly looking for things to watch and I’m sick of watching crappy movies, I don’t mind if they are so shit they make me laugh, but you know those one’s that are trying to be good be just suck balls but everyone goes on about, a personal example is Scarface.
Anyway I’ll get the ball rolling here:

Holy Mountain- This film is a tad long and insane but it is really worth a watch. It’s extremely abstract. Very good for an acid trip, actually it’s probably the best time to watch it.

Lost Highway- a personal favourite of mine by David Lynch. It’s pretty strange but it is very enthralling and really leaves you thinking.

Tideland & Brazil- Two films by Terry Gilliam(a Python), My favourite director after stanley kubrick. Brazil is a dystopian sci-fi. Tideland is about the daughter of junkies lost in her own imagination.

Boogie Nights- Not sure how popular this is, but it is brilliant and hilarious. It’s about the porn industry. the guy who made it Paul Thomas Anderson is probably one of if not the best director around now, he made There Will Be Blood, Punch-Drunk Love and Magnolia.

So what are yours?

2 votes, posted 12.06.2012 at 5:48 pm
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@chekovchameleon, Superbad. It touted itself as one of those American Pie-type adolescent comedies, but I think it’s actually a much deeper, brilliant coming-of-age film.

Not to mention I think the dialogue is incredible!

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E.C.F. Doyle (@chekovchameleon)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@donjaime23, Agreed. Superbad blew my mind when I saw it. I was expecting pretty much the same as you, but I was shocked at how down to earth it was, its like the reality of american pie. great call.

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The Thinker (@mindsdisciple)1 year, 7 months ago ago

The Hunter – just saw it on Netflix, pretty good movie, not really a deep thinking one but it plays with your emotions a bit.

Boy Wonder – Very good movie, also on Netflix I believe, very good plot and nice twists.

Can’t think of many more but if I recall any I’ll come back to this.

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 7 months ago ago

I can rattle off a bunch of good movies, not that they are under-rated but most are older and people have not discovered them yet.
There are the new movies Red Dawn and Total Recall, the originals are great. I haven’t seen the new Red Dawn yet but The new Total Recall cannot be compared to the original.
One of my favourite movies is pretty much unheard of, it is not good enough to be good and it is not bad enough to be good, most people will never see it: Hard Rain with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater.
I will just pump out a bunch of films I like:
Demons 1&2 Dario Argento
Evil Dead 1, 2 & Army of the Dead
Return of the Living Dead 1&2
Dawn of the Dead original is best but the remakes not bad.
Day of the Dead original is best but the remakes so-so.
The Resident Evil saga
There are a lot of great Stephen King adaptations, my fav is Stand By Me
Willow has Val Kilmer and some Potter fans may know Warwick Davis
Road House
Predator these movies are great and so are most of the Alien movies, the cross overs are don’t do justice but they are what they are. I enjoyed the Robert Rodriguez Predators.
Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York are great Kurt Russell films, another of his is called Soldier, I love that movie.
Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, a lot of people wont like this for Kevin Costner but the supporting cast is brilliant, especially Alan Rickman, a few will know from Potter, in a bad guy role that I believe tops Gruber in Die Hard.
The Fifth Element, I recently claimed this as my favourite movie of all time.
The Shogun Assasin, this is actually a compilation of scenes from a series, it takes some of the best things and puts them in one feature.
A fist Full of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly are actually a trillogy of spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood, the last is one of the best westerns of all time. Another good western is Once Upon a Time in the West.
The BeastMaster, I grew up on this film, I love it but most people say it is so bad its good or it’s just plain bad.
The Gate
The Toxic Avenger
Flight of the Navigator
Explorers
Never Ending Story
Brain Dead (aka Dead Alive)
The REC films are good
House
The Running Man
Blade Runner
Twister
Warriors
The Crazies, the original was great, the remake has Timothy Olyphant and I always like him.
The Omen trillogy
The Grudge, the Hollywood remake is pretty crazy but I love the original Japanese films.
The Exorcist
Vanishing Point
Smokey and the Bandit
Raw and Delirious Eddie Murphy, he has a few good ones like 48 Hours and its sequel, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming to America but I always liked the Golden Child for some reason.
Point Break
I like Van Damme movies such as Cyborg, BloodSport, the Quest and Double Impact.
A really good international (foreign language) zombie film I love is La Hordé.
Some comedies: Young Frankenstein, CaddyShack, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Summer Rental.
If I think of more I will post.

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Marvie (@marvie)1 year, 7 months ago ago

V For Vendetta. Awesome movie showing government corruption. Also epic fight scenes and deep dialogue.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@trek79, Hard Rain is an awesome fucking movie.

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ELI var namnet (@manimal)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Storm: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446476/
Basically it’s about a guy, strange shit happens, he gets pulled into an adventure, shit gets extremely deep and psychological. It’s hilarious at times as well.

Interstate 60: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165832/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
It’s a road movie, on a road that doesn’t exist. Lots of deep psychological stuff and awesome quirky characters.

Almost famous: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181875/
A young boy ends up on the road with a rockband.

Go: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139239/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Multiplot. Kids deal drugs, things turn bad, and it’s littered with hilarious stuff as well.

Peaceful warrior: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0438315/
Based on Dan Millman’s “way of the peaceful warrior,” it’s about a young gymnast who learns a bunch of shit about life from a mysterious, wise old man.

I was gonna say holy mountain but you already mentioned that.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@manimal, Interstate 60 ? Wow. :)

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 7 months ago ago

No one’s even go to pay attention to this miserable thread but – Stuart: A Life Backwards.

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Jonny (@jonnyiscool)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Revolver is a crazy awesome movie that illustrates what the ego is and it’s effect on people. You can watch it all on YouTube. It’s got low ratings from critics but great ratings from fans.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@chekovchameleon, I second @manimal on Almost Famous!

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@beyond, Thank you Sasho, I thought I was the only one.

For the 3rd movie in the Evil Dead trilogy, it is actually Army of Darkness, not the Dead.
A few other movies: Monster Squad, Silver Bullet, Lost Boys, Animal House, White Men Can’t Jump, Passenger 57, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Fortress, Highlander, Malcolm X, Boyz n the Hood, Menace to Society, American History X, American Psycho, Snatch.

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oniverse (@jneggleston)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams
Fantastic Planet
Waking Life

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@trek79, The only one what?

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Ray Butler (@trek79)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@beyond, I thought I was the only one who thought Hard Rain is a fucking awesome movie.

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icecream666 (@icecream666)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Not sure really what it’s status but I heart huckabees ! the soundtrack is also worth checking out

and I can say most definitely the Burb’s w/tom hanks,corey feldman, carrie fisher is an underrated movie

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Randal L. (@willieotis)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Eternal Sunshine of a spotless mind
Waking Ned Devine
The Fall (not the one about Hitler)
Orange County
Napoleon Dynamite
Stardust

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Bushido (@rotsen)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Before Sunrise & Before Sunset. they are Romance movies. Really good underrated movies! I would totally love to know what people think about them. Plus I really like the song at the end of the second movie, before sunset. Happy viewing! :)

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Veggies4Lyfe (@iluvdamusic)1 year, 7 months ago ago

^2nd Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Tinkerbell… I dunno why but I fucking love this move.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 7 months ago ago

I would go with arguably my favourite movie ever. It’s called ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bag’ starring Robert Downey Jr, and Val Kilmer. Really good dark humour and a fantastic script.

I would really recommend this movie for any feature film fan. Plus Robert Downey, Jr… Need I say more?

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Eq (@truthseeker)1 year, 7 months ago ago

One of my all-time favourites is Into the Wild, don’t know how under/overrated it is, though. But there’s at least one film which I know, has definitely not got the attention it deserves. Just like any other Scandinavian films, Headhunters is very well-executed masterpiece. Give it a try! :-)

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Ray (@nowscreamlouder)1 year, 7 months ago ago

I love anything by Arnofsky:
Requiem for a Dream
The Fountain
Pi
Black Swan
The Wrestler

Also A Scanner Darkly is a solid choice

And even though its a kids animated movie Wall-e has some pretty deep implications.

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CaoimheS (@caoimhesweeney)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@chekovchameleon,
Peaceful Warrior is seriously underrated. It’s a bit simplified but the main message is good and is one of my favourite “grounding” movies

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simply(melon) (@morgy)1 year, 7 months ago ago

larz and the real girl.

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Elliott (@esstone1984)1 year, 7 months ago ago

The Big Lebowski.

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