Movies you think are great but are underrated
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?
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Loads of good ones mentioned. My fave has to be Oldboy. South Korean film about a guy imprisoned in a room with no explanation as to why. Finally after 15 years he is released and left to try and discover who locked him up and why. A dark, twisted vengeance film.
I have came across this list lately: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/You-Missed-It-Most-Unfairly-Overlooked-Movies-Of-The-Decade-16012.html/
@jshmedler, Ah a real connoisseur! Twelve Angry Men all time favorit!
- North by Northwest
- The Hustler
- The Seventh Year Itch
- The Man Who Knew too Much
- The Birds
- Night and Day
- The Sting
Actually everything that is not mainstream.
@nowscreamlouder, I agree, A Scanner Darkly is really good.
Death Proof is one of my favorite underrated movies, also Jackie Brown. Both Tarantino movies dwarfed by Pulp Fiction and Reservoir dogs.
In Bruges is an amazing movie that not enough people have seen, and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
I could go on forever but they are the main ones.
I really enjoyed The Man From Earth. I can’t say much because I’d spoil the story for you. The movie is pretty much a conversation between a group of friends about the life of one of them. It’s kind of psychological and would be good to watch while high.
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.
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.
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! :)