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Underappreciated films/movie


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#1 Arataniello

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

Please tell the rest of us about those under-rated, less well-known movies that are, for whatever reason, ones that you love.

I will start by proposing "Miss Pettigrew lives for a day". It is entirely enchanting, and every single actor in it does a beautiful job - Frances McDormand, Ciarin Hinds, Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Lee Pace, Shirley Henderson and Tom Payne.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:51 AM

Greedy. Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Phil Hartman, and Ed Begley Jr? Awesome.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 11:52 AM

Kung Fu Hustle - Because it's fun and the plot comes together well.

Rats of Nimh - "Sleep by night, wish by day, love begins this way...."

Last Unicorn - "There are no happy endings. Because nothing ends."

Flight of Dragons - "Farewell. Can you not feel the world turning in my direction already?"

Existenz - Does some interesting stuff with virtual reality and dreams, the board put me on to this one. Good stuff.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

"Josie and the Pussycats" had some great farcical moments skewering the music industry...

- Kids mindlessly parroting the ad slogans they're being fed.

- "Take the Chevy to the levy" as the secret code to crash the plane of pop stars who were asking too many questions.

- The whole encounter in the record store between the rebellious music fan and the record co executive was also wonderful, right down to the black van that came and took her away to be indoctrinated. And another secret code: "Smells like teen spirit."

- Carson Daly as the enforcer for the pop marketing conspiracy.

Don't get me wrong, it was a bad movie, but it contained moments of some pretty hilarious and trenchant satire.

Edited by DanteGabriel, 18 July 2013 - 12:32 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:04 PM

Dead Mans Shoe's didn't get enough love here /sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Cloud Atlas, heavily under appreciated.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:09 PM

Your Highness, Russell Crowe's Robin Hood, and the recent Conan The Barbarian. All great in my eyes (although I know I'll get flak for saying this, but who cares, it's my tastes!)

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Forbidden Zone!!! Yet to meet someone else in person who has seen this hilarious, fabulous movie.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

Escape from New York - an old classic cult movie, can be cheesy, but is damn entertaining

The Thin Red Line - considering it's probably the best war movie ever made, it should have won the Oscar, and is never talked about, it's very underrated

A Cinderella Man - a very inspirational movie about a man who has to fight for both his honor and his family through boxing

Whale Rider - an independent movie with a good message and a moving story about a young girl going against society's norms

Zodiac - is actually a quite chilling and great serial killer movie, that isn't mentioned often

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

Confessions of a dangerous mind.

And Sam Rockwell himself, heavily underappreciated.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:26 PM

Honestly, nothing is springing to mind

I feel very uncultured right now /sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' />

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:28 PM

I'll pay close attention to the suggestions in this thread and watch them to educate myself

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:29 PM

The Company of Wolves (1984) beautiful and magical.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

John Waters doesn't get anywhere near enough love in my opinion.

Cecil B. Demented and Pecker are wonderful films.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:03 PM

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:16 PM

Pontypool is totally underappreciated. It's atmospheric and unique. It's one of my top five favorite zombie movies.

I feel Ravenous deserves more love too. That movie is fabulous. It also has a great atmosphere. It's dark and very funny. It draws from real life (Alfred Packer). Robert Carlyle is outstanding in it. Jeremy Davis, Jeffery Jones, and Neal McDonough were good too. The score is quirky perfection. This is a movie I pop in every couple years when I am sick on a winter day. It never gets old.

The House of Yes is underappreciated too. I love Parker Posey and she absolutely killed in this! Seriously, I can't overstate how great she is as Jackie in this movie. Tori Spelling let the movie down, but it's still great.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:41 PM

Greedy. Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Phil Hartman, and Ed Begley Jr? Awesome.


Also Michael J. Fox in Frighteners

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

bubba ho-tep

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 05:47 PM

Flight of Dragons - "Farewell. Can you not feel the world turning in my direction already?"


I loved that film as a child and would watch it every time it was on TV, although I haven't seen it since.

Cloud Atlas, heavily under appreciated.


It might not be quite as great as the book, but it was still a good attempt at adapting a story that should have been impossible to adapt as a film.

I'm not sure it's necessarily obscure, but Dark City doesn't seem to get mentioned much and I thought it was an excellent film. It seemed to get a bit overshadowed by The Matrix which came out the year after and tends to be the late-90s 'the world isn't as it seems' SF film that people remember.



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