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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: Imnidiot
Miracle Mile is fantastic! I also liked "By the Dawn's Early Light". One of the freakiest endings ever. "Hard Candy" was the most disturbing movie I've ever seen (it actually made me sick), but well done.

Love "Something Wild". Ray Liotta is perfect in that movie.

301 posted on 06/26/2011 5:29:56 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Yorlik803
Fandango and Creator

Both are full of dripping sarcasm and all manor of good natured foolishness and lots of witty repartee'

I highly recommend both!

302 posted on 06/26/2011 5:31:57 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; Paisan; MaxMax
I have to watch "Oh Brother" at least once a year. The acting, scenery, directing, music, all...beautiful. Of course it is--it's Coen Bros.

And I'm a Fargo freak doncha know. ;-)

Sprinkle in a lil Joe Dirt every now and then....when I need my Kid Rock fix and Spade silliness. Dang.

303 posted on 06/26/2011 5:32:15 PM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~Bibi The Badass)
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To: Revolting cat!

Anything with Warren Oates or Harry Dean Stanton is good. “92 in the Shade” is one that has both, as does “White Line Fever”. I still get freaked out by “Race with the Devil” starring Peter Fonda.


304 posted on 06/26/2011 5:32:19 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Skooz
“Moon.” Sam Rockwell was robbed of an Oscar. Excellent movie.

Absolutely agree. One of the best with a budget of only 3.5 million.

A couple others:

Citizen X

Empire of the Sun.
305 posted on 06/26/2011 5:32:57 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Yorlik803
The Fall
306 posted on 06/26/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: Sea Parrot

Agreed, great movie. IMO, Adrian Brody is one of the best contemporary actors out there.


307 posted on 06/26/2011 5:35:03 PM PDT by agrace
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To: Twotone

now, see, if I’d read 5 more posts, I wouldn’t have had to post mine way back in the 300’s. LOL! Yes, a GORGEOUS movie.


308 posted on 06/26/2011 5:35:14 PM PDT by redhead (Don't bother to impeach the miserable SOB, ARREST him!)
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To: Betis70

Loved “The Ref” as well, but the cussing does hurt my ears.


309 posted on 06/26/2011 5:36:09 PM PDT by debrawiest
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To: DejaJude
but the brother had a cameo role in the movie.

Zarko or John?

310 posted on 06/26/2011 5:36:55 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Yorlik803

Frailty, starring Matthew McConaughey. Suspenseful and scary. It’s best if you don’t read what it’s about or the credits on IMDB and just rent it.


311 posted on 06/26/2011 5:37:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Yorlik803

Mad Dog Time, aka Trigger Happy.

Richard Dreyfuss plays an insane Mafioso boss with stellar performances by Gabriel Byrne and Jeff Goldblum. Joey Bishop plays in this, his final movie performance, under the acting name of Mr. Gottlieb and Joey Bishop’s real name was Joseph Abraham Gottlieb,..go figure.

Dreyfuss telegraphs many allusions to Frank Sinatra in this interesting film, reportedly costing $8m to produce, but only grossed $80k. Go figure.


312 posted on 06/26/2011 5:37:38 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Polynikes
I'll see your Fallen, and raise you Fraility:

It's about a man who claims to have the ability to see the sins and evil people have commited , and he kills them, saying the sinners are in reality demons or demon possessed. And then one day he receives a message from God that his own son is possessed by demons...One of the creepiest films I've ever seen.

313 posted on 06/26/2011 5:37:57 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: Yorlik803

Maltese Flamingo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ78HK_4ipM


314 posted on 06/26/2011 5:38:23 PM PDT by ocean
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To: Eagle Eye
Aloha Bobby and Rose

I'm in....great movie. I saw it with my girlfriend in 76...Odd...I don't remember so much about the movie as I do about the feeling it gave me.

315 posted on 06/26/2011 5:38:23 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We've vanquished them in Tripoli before...bring it!)
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To: rabidralph

Great minds think alike! That’s one of the creepiest films I’ve ver seen.


316 posted on 06/26/2011 5:39:35 PM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: bert

317 posted on 06/26/2011 5:40:12 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Yorlik803

84 Charing Cross Road with Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft


318 posted on 06/26/2011 5:41:06 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: Yorlik803; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

319 posted on 06/26/2011 5:41:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mellow velo

I saw bits and pieces of Slingblade...Came out at a time when life was busy. I like Billy Bob Thornton a lot and I am glad you brought that up...might be time to slow down and watch it....


320 posted on 06/26/2011 5:44:25 PM PDT by IrishPennant (We've vanquished them in Tripoli before...bring it!)
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To: Jack Deth

Cambridge died too young. He was only 43.


321 posted on 06/26/2011 5:44:49 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mom4kittys

Agreed,84 Charing Cross Road, along with Shadowland (story of CS Lewis’s marriage) with QB VII, and Whales of August thrown in for good measure.


322 posted on 06/26/2011 5:45:12 PM PDT by mware
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To: boop
I might have confused "White Line Fever" with "2 Lane Blacktop" but they're both good. I hate Peter Fonda's politics, but I seem to like all of his movies. "Dirty Mary Crazy Larry" is a can't miss.

A couple of other gems: Box of Moonlight with Sam Rockwell (not sure why this guy never hit the big time, he's great). Graveyard of the Fireflies. I'm usually not a fan of Japanese animated films, but this one will tear your heart out.

323 posted on 06/26/2011 5:45:47 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: boop
I also liked "By the Dawn's Early Light". One of the freakiest endings ever.

Loved James Earl Jones in that.

324 posted on 06/26/2011 5:47:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

Oh My if you loved Detour then Impact is a must see for you! You can watch it here download it or whatever you like many more great films on this site.

http://retrovision.tv/freevideo/impact


325 posted on 06/26/2011 5:49:07 PM PDT by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: yarddog

“It was written by his widow, Catherine Marshall.”

Catherine Marshall let me ‘help’ [I was about 8 or 10 years old at the time] record the pastor’s [after Peter Marshall’s death - a different pastor] sermons on a wire reel to reel recorder.

Fine lady!


326 posted on 06/26/2011 5:51:04 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
Here's one that's so obscure that even I don't know the name of it. It's a brit crime movie, black and white, circa 1960s, and the only scene I can remember is one where motorcycle police are searching for the 'hero' and riding slowly through sheets of laundry hung out to dry in a courtyard: It's mesmerizing to watch. I remember the whole movie was very well done noir.

If anyone can put a name to it I'd be grateful.

327 posted on 06/26/2011 5:51:19 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I don’t know if Serial is available on DVD. I looked for it years ago and couldn’t find it. Had to buy Americathon on VHS. It’s so ironic, where a Native American billionaire ends up being the hero.


328 posted on 06/26/2011 5:51:50 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Grut

Did it have Stanley Baker in it???


329 posted on 06/26/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT by mware
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To: yarddog

“A Man Called Peter” is on Netflix watch instantly.


330 posted on 06/26/2011 5:52:55 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: Grut

The Laundrymat? (Robert Altman)


331 posted on 06/26/2011 5:54:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Yorlik803
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) has R. Lee Ermey playing oddly enough, a Marine. Years ago TNT used to show the movie often then stopped. Haven't seen it since.
332 posted on 06/26/2011 5:54:44 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: sillsfan

The Dish - good movie!


333 posted on 06/26/2011 5:54:50 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

“Trinity is Still My Name”


334 posted on 06/26/2011 5:57:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Grut
Was Elvis playing a cop in it?


335 posted on 06/26/2011 5:57:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Grut

There is a feature on IMDB, where you describe a scene you remember, but don’t know the name of the movie. It’s worked for me on many occasions. A movie that scared the bejeezus out of me as a child I found out was “Tales From the Crypt”, 1972, with Peter Cushing. What the hell were my parents thinking taking me to that when I was little?


336 posted on 06/26/2011 5:57:44 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Jack Deth

I agree on “Report To The Commissioner”

I liked “3 days of the Condor” with Robert Redford. I’m not sure if it’s considered obscure. About time for a remake if not.

You know what I’d like to see?
A sequel to “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off” AND “Risky Business” — both kids end up at the same college, get in trouble, and get out of trouble with similar iconoclastic shenanigans.


337 posted on 06/26/2011 6:00:01 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: BwanaNdege

That is fascinating.

The sermon which is on the DVD had Peter Marshall describing Christ’s carrying the cross from start to Golgotha. The description was so vivid, one could visualize the journey.

Their Son also became a prominent minister. I am not sure the movie even mentioned it but it was clearly the Presbyterian church.


338 posted on 06/26/2011 6:05:34 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: kaylar

IIRC, those 2 lions were genetically different, basically males without manes or something like that. I guess I like Val Kilmer films.

A good Val Kilmer sleeper: Spartan


339 posted on 06/26/2011 6:06:16 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: buccaneer81

340 posted on 06/26/2011 6:06:41 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Proud_texan
If you know what to do with an .nzb file   .  .  .   Sometimes a Great Notion
341 posted on 06/26/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by tomkat (| FUbo |)
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To: Yorlik803

Bookmark


342 posted on 06/26/2011 6:10:13 PM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: surroundedinCT

While you are at it, try a movie called “No Mans Land” It is a very black comedy about the Bosinian war and how the UN is useless.


343 posted on 06/26/2011 6:11:25 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: SuziQ

I love Enchanted April & watch it once a year...........The Station Agent is also a wonderfully sweet movie. Good choices!


344 posted on 06/26/2011 6:13:48 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: boop

I would nominate Americathon as the worst movie I have ever seen.


345 posted on 06/26/2011 6:14:56 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: leaning conservative
One final Christmas favorite, that I have not seen on TV in years,

A Child's Christmas In Wales.

346 posted on 06/26/2011 6:17:51 PM PDT by mware
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To: Yorlik803

“52 Pickup”

“Amazon Women On The Moon”

“The Serpent and the Rainbow”


347 posted on 06/26/2011 6:17:57 PM PDT by daler
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To: Yorlik803

Wages of Fear, circa 1953 with Yves Montand, later remade with Roy Schneider in Sorcerer circa 1977. The earlier B&W film is a classic film ((European film of the year), while the later in color has riveting imagery. I thought I saw Edward G. Robinson in a make of the original,..one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in human character, but can;t seem to recollect it.


348 posted on 06/26/2011 6:17:57 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Fail Safe is an EXCELLENT movie!!!


349 posted on 06/26/2011 6:19:22 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: kaylar

The Ghost and the Darkness

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsavo_maneaters


350 posted on 06/26/2011 6:21:40 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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