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.
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.
I love Enchanted April & watch it once a year...........The Station Agent is also a wonderfully sweet movie. Good choices!
I would nominate Americathon as the worst movie I have ever seen.
A Child's Christmas In Wales.
“Amazon Women On The Moon”
“The Serpent and the Rainbow”
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.
Fail Safe is an EXCELLENT movie!!!
The Ghost and the Darkness
The Swimmer is one of the most beautiful & strange movies..............it’s haunting & I am surprised it was made so long ago............Burt Lancaster is beyond amazing.
B movie horror film Phantasm.
I thought I was the only lover of this movie..........Michael Mann is a genius & this blows Silence of the Lambs out of the water............the scene w/ the tiger is one of the most beautiful in cinema.
“The Straight Story.” Starring Sissy Spacek and Richard Farnsworth with a cameo by Harry Dean Stanton, it was Richard Farnsworth’s last film.
This entire little film is wonderful and the final scene will choke up anyone with a beloved but seldom seen brother.
My favorites of the ones I’ve seen are:
No Way Out
The Gods Must be Crazy
Oh Brother Where Art Thou
and I like “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World” because it’s hilarious. :)
Thank you for that! My great grandfather & grandmother came over to the states from Wales. I will definitely check this out.
That was great.
Google `Ring of Fire’ and there’s a site about the locomotive, passenger cars, how the loco was actually operated right into the final destruction scene, THEN... how some guys made a recent expedition into the crash site ravine fifty years later (one almost got killed) and got a few not many pix of the wreckage.
Seems in 1960 the railroads/logging companies couldn’t get rid of their steam locomotives fast enough. Some went to municipal parks for display, most went to the scrapyard. The survivors are now pampered treasures.
BTW, “One, Two, Three” is another of my forgotten favorites.
You picked 2 great movies - The Ox-Bow Incident and Jean
de Florette/Manon of the Spring. I make a point of watching
Ox-Bow whenever I see it on encore Western. Great actors -
Fonda, Jane Darwell (Ma Joad) and a young Anthony Quinn.
It’s only 1 1/4 hrs long but VERY powerful.
I was searching through the thread to see whether Jean/
Manon was mentioned. This was originally produced for French TV and starred Depardieu, Daniel Auteil, Emmanuel Beart and in a virtuoso performance, Yves Montand. You must watch both movies because it is, in reality, one story. The story is a wonderful morality tale with a surprise ending. If it seems slow, stick with it. One word of warning- there is a scene in Manon with fairly graphic nudity- it isn’t gratuitous and factors into the story. I would say that this may be the best foreign film that I’ve seen.
The third movie, which someone else suggesated, is recent - The Lives of Others - another foreign film from a couple of years ago. In fact Rush highly recommended it on his show one day
The Dish! Best Movie Ever! Every American should see this film!
Bottle Shock, reminds me of California back when it was the golden state, and there was freedom and a future for her population.
The Once and Future King, terrific.
Iron Will, a great movie about independence and perseverance.
Master and Commander, also terrific, especially the bravery and maturity shown by midshipman Blakeney.
The Last of the Mohicans.
Shenandoah with Jimmy Stewart.
Drums Along the Mohawk, American Revolutionary war.
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