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What movie do you like that most people never seen?
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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.


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To: Proud_texan

“Top Secret!”

Hillary Flammond: My uncle was born in America.
Nick Rivers: Oh, really?
Hillary Flammond: But he was one of the lucky ones. He managed to escape in a balloon during the Jimmy Carter presidency.


151 posted on 06/26/2011 3:59:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: exDemMom
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

I watched it on Netflix. Gary Oldman and Tim Roth are two of my favorite actors, so R & G was a natural selection for me. If you like Tim Roth, then check out Four Rooms. He should have won an academy award for that role.

152 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:00 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Aliska
The Beast

Jason Patric, Stephen Bauer, George Dzundza, Stephen Baldwin. Good movie. It's probably been at least 20 years since I've seen it. Very memorable.

153 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:28 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: BwanaNdege
"The Wind and the Lion"

Capt. Jerome, USMC: "Captain Jerome, United States Marine Corps, and you are my prisoner, sir. "

Eden: [to Raisuli] Now I don't know who you are, or what you want with us, but if any of your men should lay a hand on me, I shall try with all the strength in me to kill you, and with my last breath I shall curse you to God! GOD WILL LISTEN!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073906/quotes

154 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:38 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: Yorlik803
Songcatcher about the origins of American folk music and country music.
155 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:38 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: elcid1970
I only ever met one person from Marin County who has seen “The Serial.” He said that almost 15 years after it was released it still rings true there. It was a send up of alternative/ new age lifestyles.

This is also a must see for any fan of old horror movies or “Star Wars” just for Christopher Lee's offbeat role. You'll never think of Count Dooku or Dracula the same way again.

156 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:51 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: BwanaNdege

And that line is the key to the entire movie. I love it.

The sad thing is many people think the worst thing that can happen to them is their physical death.


157 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:57 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: All

Oh, and then there’s this black ‘n’ white short w/very young Jack Nicholson in it; very surreal.


158 posted on 06/26/2011 4:01:12 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: Yorlik803
Occasionally, I still have a flash that' It's still worth the struggle: Three Good'ns
A Good Year(Maybe there is still hope...)
Cross of Iron, ("I'll show you where the Iron Crosses grow...")
The Boys in Company C, (Lee Ermey's first movie.)
159 posted on 06/26/2011 4:01:30 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: Yorlik803

Dersu Uzala (1975), by Akira Kurosawa. But it needs to be seen in a theater, because it shows the magnificence of Siberia, which looks like something on another planet. Absolutely unique, and Kurosawa was the only person skilled enough and respected enough to do it. It was actually shot on 70mm film, but there are few theaters that could do it justice.

Prospero’s Books (1991), starring Sir John Gielgud. A retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, it is like a continual, romantic-era painting, with the viewer’s attention redirected around the screen instead of focused on just a small part of it. This is because it shows all the invisible spirits, doing their unusual and often repetitive spirit things, which are only visible to Prospero. Note: spirits are often semi-nude or nude.

Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940), starring Edward G. Robinson. This depicts one of the greatest scientists who ever lived (not to be confused by the still living Paul R. Ehrlich, science fraud), and Robinson did a great portrayal of how he came up with the first effective cure for the cruel and murderous disease syphilis.

Gunga Din (1939) and The Four Feathers (1939), are a great British army double feature. 1939 was a huge year for filmmaking. Both movies are classics, but much less well known today.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967) is a comedy MUSICAL about American business, and in a way was like a musical version of MAD Magazine. Lighthearted and funny. It would make a good double feature with James Cagney’s One, Two, Three (1961).


160 posted on 06/26/2011 4:02:48 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Lees Swrd
I have seen, and loved, Detour, reportedly the very first movie of the noir genre ever made.

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.

161 posted on 06/26/2011 4:03:00 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (The world will be a better place when humanity learns not to try to make it a perfect place)
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To: Yorlik803

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead


162 posted on 06/26/2011 4:03:32 PM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: Ge0ffrey

“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/


163 posted on 06/26/2011 4:03:35 PM PDT by Babba Gi
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To: jonascord

Soldier of Orange - a Dutch WWII movie, featuring a young Rutger Hauer.
Talvisota - Finnish movie about the Winter War


164 posted on 06/26/2011 4:03:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wolf24; Kronos
wolf24, thanks!

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.

Maybe the Best War Movie Ever - Brest Fortress - YT w/English subtitles, Vanity thread here on FR by kronos (Apr 10, 2011)

165 posted on 06/26/2011 4:04:28 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Charles Henrickson
‘The Man Who Would Be King’

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!

166 posted on 06/26/2011 4:04:49 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: Yorlik803

In no particular order:

Bottle Shock

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.

The Dish

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.


167 posted on 06/26/2011 4:04:51 PM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Yorlik803
Heartland, 1979, starring Rip Torn and Conchata Ferrell. Outstanding movie, not the usual fare...so much like the life on my great grandmother. I was so moved by it. Taken from the writings of Elinore Pruitt Stewart, who arrived a widow with a young child in Colorado, hired to be a housekeeper to a rancher.
168 posted on 06/26/2011 4:05:10 PM PDT by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Yorlik803
Whales of August.

The last movie that Lillian Gish, Betty Davis and Vincent Price made. Also featured Harry Cary Jr, and Anne Southern.

169 posted on 06/26/2011 4:05:34 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzaW_Ns5W6o


170 posted on 06/26/2011 4:06:06 PM PDT by mware
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To: All
The Shooting (1966)

It is intensely bizarre.

171 posted on 06/26/2011 4:06:58 PM PDT by raygun (http://bastiat.org/en/the_law DOT html)
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To: Charles Henrickson

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..


172 posted on 06/26/2011 4:07:03 PM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Yorlik803

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.


173 posted on 06/26/2011 4:07:11 PM PDT by djf ("Life is never fair...And perhaps it is a good thing for most of us that it is not." Oscar Wilde)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

I normally don’t like subtitled films either, but I was fascinated by “Ran”. Have you seen it?


174 posted on 06/26/2011 4:07:11 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: FLAMING DEATH
I have lived within the same 10 square mile area of central WV for my entire life.

Ever see Matewan?

175 posted on 06/26/2011 4:07:33 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Yorlik803

176 posted on 06/26/2011 4:08:10 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Yorlik803

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.


177 posted on 06/26/2011 4:08:43 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Yorlik803

Serenity

Real Genius

The man with one red shoe


178 posted on 06/26/2011 4:09:55 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars


179 posted on 06/26/2011 4:10:34 PM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Yorlik803

180 posted on 06/26/2011 4:10:34 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Paisan
The kicker for me was the Ku Klux Klan Rally. The music and choreography - breathtaking.

Reminded me of the witches palace guards marching in Wizard of OZ

181 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:04 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: Mouton

Martin Mull; faggot motorcycle gang; 19 year old nymphomaniac; etc. Almost prescient of today’s moral direction.


182 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:12 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: elcid1970
Anyway, “Ring of Fire” (1960) with David Jannsen and Joyce Taylor. Local sheriff versus two bit punks. The forest fire with the old locomotive & cars evacuating the townspeople. After everyone is saved, the loco, the cars and the entire trestle crash into a huge ravine.

Boy that one jerks me back a few decades!

How about this one.

Dark of the Sun (1968)
The Mercenaries (original title)

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062863/

183 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:15 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Yorlik803

Although not a box office movie, I always liked Walt Disney’s “The Horse Without A Head”.


184 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:31 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Yorlik803

185 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:41 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Proud_texan

My husband had a small part in Road to Wellville, but I told him not to tell anyone. :)


186 posted on 06/26/2011 4:14:11 PM PDT by Library Lady
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To: Yorlik803

An older comedy, Adventures in Babysitting....


187 posted on 06/26/2011 4:14:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: ADemocratNoMore
Dark Star - 1974, a very low budget first film from John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon that is proof you don't need to spend millions of dollars on special effects when hundreds will do. Lots ‘o laughs.

I nearly bust a gut on that film! The first "smart bomb"! The beach ball alien!!! I even bought that one though it was hard to find.

188 posted on 06/26/2011 4:14:46 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: buccaneer81

Directed by Don Siegel. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.”


189 posted on 06/26/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: buccaneer81

Highly Recommended:

Tender Mercies (Robert Duvall), beautiful film, strong Christian message.

I am loving this thread!


190 posted on 06/26/2011 4:16:02 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Aliska
I believe The Beast was an HBO production. Good movie.
191 posted on 06/26/2011 4:16:11 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Yorlik803

I’ve seen many of the movies commented on in this thread but bookmarking for others I haven’t for Netflix.

Gaslight is one I DVR’d this morning actually. It is not my favorite movie of all time, but I do like it, and most of my friends have never heard of it.


192 posted on 06/26/2011 4:16:37 PM PDT by surroundedinCT
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To: BigCinBigD

I think that was a Louis L’more book....a lot of his stories were made into some good westerns....


193 posted on 06/26/2011 4:17:41 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Malone LaVeigh
It stuck in my mind because of the emotional impact; I have a terrible memory not entirely due to getting older. Short term. Good. Long term. Bits and pieces. Well, that describes aging but I was always like that with books and movies, not so much life events. All I remember about that film was that tank which ran rampant which was the centerpiece of the film IIRC (think the villagers finally got the better of it) and poisoning the water supply. But it was so intriguing for some reason, think it was the tactics on both sides.

I guess I didn't pay much attention to the cast either (usually I do that with the main character(s) at least), those names aren't familiar. In light of history, that one would be good to see again or a must see for anyone really into the Afghan war.

194 posted on 06/26/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Yorlik803

LITTLE CHENIER


195 posted on 06/26/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT by flat (s)
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To: dfwgator
The Brest Fortress (2010) is an awesome movie. Saw it a few months ago from a FR thread. Worth sitting through subtitles. Entire movie is available on You Tube at this link;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z11Pzsd9yJw

196 posted on 06/26/2011 4:19:14 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Persevero
Those were the Sirens, three temptresses that sang to sailors to call them to their doom. Odysseus, who had the rest of his crew stuff their ears with wax, was tied to the mast...

"Them syreens did this to Pete. They loved him up and turned him into a horny toad!"

197 posted on 06/26/2011 4:19:16 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: DwFry

Saw it on Netflix, told the wife about it. She saw it and is still amazed by them.


198 posted on 06/26/2011 4:19:24 PM PDT by cmsgop ( I spent most of my childhood terrified that The Rhythm was going to get me.)
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To: Yorlik803

“White Heat”, starring James Cagney. A very old gangster movie, brilliantly acted, about a psychopathic criminal on a rampage. If Cagney didn’t win an Oscar for that one, he should have.


199 posted on 06/26/2011 4:20:24 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: stylin19a

Undercover Brother
***I haven’t seen it, but the title reminds me of an obscure but fun movie called “Brother from Another Planet”


200 posted on 06/26/2011 4:20:55 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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