Skip to comments.What movie do you like that most people never seen?
Posted on 06/26/2011 2:32:31 PM PDT by Yorlik803
What movie do you love that most people never heard of or seen? Mine is a movie called "Evenhand". I first saw it on IFC, then ordered a copy from Amazon. It is about two policemen in a small Texas town. One is meek and kind while the other is hard. They form a unlikley friendship. It is more plot driven, with little violence. The writing is pretty good.
On a lighter note, I loved The Mountain, starring Spencer Tracy. A neat, enjoyable drama focusing on courage and character.
There are two comedies Peter Sellers made that may have become more well known over the years, but were sleepers: The Party, and Being There. If you love Peter Seller's humor, you have got to watch these. Better, imo, than even the Pink Panther series.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
“God Told Me To” 1976 low budget film about random murders in NYC. It was an unexpected second feature that blew me away, I couldn’t sleep well for days. It was much scarier than the Exorcist or Omen. It’s available on Netflix. I watched it again thirty years later and it still sent chills down my spine. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075930/
Soldier of Orange - a Dutch WWII movie, featuring a young Rutger Hauer.
Talvisota - Finnish movie about the Winter War
dfwgator, I hadn't heard of that movie, guess I was renting so many trying to catch up before I got my first computer in 1997, so if that was later, which I believe it was, I haven't been to a theater or video rental store in years.
Guess we had a thread about that movie here on FR, and there are a few clips on YT, will have to check it out.
Beat me to it! I was too busy relating quotes from "The Wind and the Lion".
Any movie with BOTH Connery and Caine AND the story by Kipling is bound to be great!
In no particular order:
It’s based on the 1976 wine competition termed the “Judgment of Paris”, when a California Chardonnay defeated other French wines in a blind taste test. It stars Alan Rickman, (Prof. Snape from the Harry Potter movies) Chris Pine (Kirk in the new Star Trek movie) and Dennis Farina.
It also makes you thirsty.
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
It’s the first in a 2009 crime thriller Swedish film trilogy. Here’s the netflix synopsis: Journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and rebellious computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) team up to investigate the unsolved disappearance of wealthy Henrik Vanger’s (Sven-Bertil Taube) teen niece (Ewa Fröling), only to uncover dark secrets about Vanger’s powerful family. Niels Arden Oplev directs this Swedish thriller based on the first novel from Stieg Larsson’s best-selling trilogy.
See the original before the American remake comes out at the end of this year.
In this 2000 Australian comedy based on real events, a small sheepherding village in Australia is thrust into the spotlight when NASA employs its massive satellite radio dish to serve as a backup transmitter for the 1969 Apollo 11 moon mission. But when a change in the spacecraft’s schedule puts the primary dish out of range, it’s up to the Aussies to ensure that the history-making mission is broadcast to the masses. Sam Neill and Patrick Warburton star.
The House of Cards Trilogy
Technically, not a movie, but a British TV miniseries political thriller from 1990 1993 and 1995. Set in Britain’s Houses of Parliament, this political satire follows the career of a ruthless MP (Ian Richardson) whose election campaign has been plagued by a number of mysterious deaths. The politician’s scheming knows no bounds, and he manages to ensnare a member of the royal family in his quest for power. (Netflix synopsis)
It stars the late Ian Richardson as fictional Conservative Chief Whip, Francis Urquhart.
If you haven’t had enough of real life politics, this fictional story will keep you busy.FYI, it’s also scheduled to be remade as an American miniseries on Netflix starring Kevin Spacey in 2012.
The last movie that Lillian Gish, Betty Davis and Vincent Price made. Also featured Harry Cary Jr, and Anne Southern.
It is intensely bizarre.
True but “most people” haven’t seen it as far as I can tell.
Now, Hot Cars (1956) with 20+ minutes of Joi Lansing-
but I digress...
Some great choices on this thread, and a lot I hope are great choices..
Twenty years ago it was probably not true, but these days I would bet most have not seen “The Defiant Ones”
This movie has been in my top ten list since I first saw it sometime in the early 70’s.
I normally don’t like subtitled films either, but I was fascinated by “Ran”. Have you seen it?
Ever see Matewan?
Neither of these were earth shaking but both were very good movies.
“A Man Called Peter” true story about a young Scotsman who became a Christian, migrated to the U.S. and eventually became possibly the most famous preacher in the country, eventually the pastor of the church of the presidents in Washington D.C. It was written by his widow, Catherine Marshall.
“The Edge of the World”. Named best foreign film in the 1930’s it is the story of the Scottish island “St. Kilda”. One of the most isolated places in the world, the inhabitants finally are forced to leave the island and move to Scotland although the island had been inhabited for thousands of years.
The story is based on true events. It was filmed on the Island of Foula which was basically a twin of St. Kilda and was also very isolated. The locals acted as extras.
The man with one red shoe
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars
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