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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Oh, and then there’s this black ‘n’ white short w/very young Jack Nicholson in it; very surreal.
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).
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
Reminded me of the witches palace guards marching in Wizard of OZ
Martin Mull; faggot motorcycle gang; 19 year old nymphomaniac; etc. Almost prescient of today’s moral direction.
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.
Although not a box office movie, I always liked Walt Disney’s “The Horse Without A Head”.
My husband had a small part in Road to Wellville, but I told him not to tell anyone. :)
An older comedy, Adventures in Babysitting....
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.
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.”
Tender Mercies (Robert Duvall), beautiful film, strong Christian message.
I am loving this thread!
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.
I think that was a Louis L’more book....a lot of his stories were made into some good westerns....
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.
"Them syreens did this to Pete. They loved him up and turned him into a horny toad!"
Saw it on Netflix, told the wife about it. She saw it and is still amazed by them.
“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.
***I haven’t seen it, but the title reminds me of an obscure but fun movie called “Brother from Another Planet”
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