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.
Two excellent movies. And both are little known but really well crafted films.
Another movie is called “the Hill” with Sean connery.It is set in a British penal camp durning WW2. Check that out.
Miracle Mile: A few people in Los Angeles learn of the Soviets launch against the US. Movie shows the chaos as they try to leave LA before the nukes hit.
Almost no one has seen this movie, but I enjoyed it.
The Railway Children
The Cockfighter w/ Warren Oates. Monte Hellman dir.
Apropos. Yesterday, I was googling "underrated rock artists", hoping to find somebody new, but found lists which included Johnny Winter, Procol Harum, Fleetwood Mac and such. I guess "underrated" means what I HEART and think that millions others who buy it is not enough! How about, say, Andy Kim, and Emmitt Rhodes?
Dragonwyck. Lovely B&W film, great atmospheric ghost story, starring the incomparable Vincent Price. Price is often thought to be a British horror star like Peter Cushing or Boris Karloff-nope, he was born and raised in St Louis, MO. Apparently his distinctive accent was the common upper class accent of that time and place. Anyhow, this film was the last attempt of his studio to make the young, handsome Price a matinee idol/sex symbol a la Clark Gable-it’s a transitional role and film, combining the supernatural and romance. It deals with an unusual historical fact : There really was an attempt on the part of the Dutch aristocracy to preserve something very like serfdom or at least sharecropperdom in post revolutionary war upstate New York. And it’s even an early look at drug addiction (opium) ! The film didn’t do too well , and that ended the studio’s attempt to make Price a conventional leading man-from this film he went into the horror genre and pretty much stayed there. But the film is very worth watching, especially for the eerie harpsicord scenes.
You could be walking around lucky and not even know it.
Salton Sea, truly underrated.
Also, if you like samurai movies, Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins. Available on DVD sometime in July. Uncut version was on Amazon.
Love that film-especially the shot of "Major Weenie" !
The Lost Skeleton of Cadaver - A dedicated scientist, aided by his clueless wife, rolls up his shirt sleeves and tries to save the world from a radioactive monster.
The young soldiers represent their country and their generation very well. We owe it to them to listen to their story.
Sometimes a Great Notion (1972): Paul Newman and Henry Fonda
For years it was not available either on tape or DVD. Recently found it on DVD. One of my favorite movies of all times and an excellent light-hearted take on Steinbeck. For me it was pure entertainment.
Have to watch the 5 hour version if possible - I too loved Red Cliff....
I have lived within the same 10 square mile area of central WV for my entire life. Even I was amazed by that movie.
Accurate, but extraordinary. Usually, you’d have to drive far up a “holler” to find such people, and I don’t run into them often. Even though it paints WV in a negative light, I have to say that it is one of the most fascinating movies that no one has ever seen, and I would recommend it.
It is easy to get caught up in all that is going on and have a good laugh, until you realize that this is really how these people live, and they have children.
Personally, though, my favorite is Buffalo ‘66. I challenge you to find a character in that movie that’s not a complete basket case, in an exaggerated, but still almost believable way. Hilarious from start to finish.
Should be *Cadavra*
“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.
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (Sean Penn)
Yes, I know, I don’t agree with his politics or attempts at international diplomacy either, but I do enjoy his acting.
Funny, clever and captures the insanity & culture of the late 60's as well as being a bit prophetic.
“Moon.” Sam Rockwell was robbed of an Oscar. Excellent movie.
Summary from IMDB: David, a 12-year-old, escapes from a Communist concentration camp with little more than a compass, a sealed letter, a loaf of bread, and instructions to carry the letter to Copenhagen, Denmark. David is thrust into the free world for the first time in his young life as he travels across Europe. His spiritual voyage of discovery, where David slowly loses his instinctive mistrust of humanity and begins to smile, share, trust and ultimately, love, addresses the cruelties, politics, and suffering of warfare while celebrating the resilience of youth and the unbreakable spirit of a child.
A great movie, Henry Fonda and Paul Newman battling the union. I can't think of a movie that had a better character than the one Fonda played.
It's never been released on DVD as far as I know but it's recently become available on Netflix instant view. Highly recommend it be checked out while it's still available.
I liked Lady Chatterly's Lover, Hanover Street, and many foreign films. One I remember quite a bit was about Victor Hugo's daughter but can't remember the title without looking it up, think it was her first name.
For gory geekdom- Repo, The Genetic Opera.
11:14 is one of my favorite movies. It stars Patrick Swatze and a number of no names
Another good Ang Lee movie is “Eat Drink Man Woman” - filmed in Taiwan I believe
Thanks Man. I’ve seen that movie twice but could never remember the title. James Mason at his finest...
off to NetFlix...
... an award winning indie sci-fi flick....
Meserine. Parts one and two. Unbelievable but a true story.
I had forgotten about that one. Fine movie.
Some other good indy movies:
Living In Oblivian
Anything directed by Jim Jarmusch
The Wind and the Lion
Highway to Hell is not a horror movie at all. It stars Patrick Bergen, Adam Storke, Chad Lowe, and Richard Farnsworth, with Gilbert Godfried, Ben Stiller, and Jerry Stiller also appearing. It is only available in VHS, if you are lucky enough to find a copy.
Matewan is a John Sayles production, but packs an all-star cast for such a low-budget movie. It is excellently done, and is based upon a true story. Starring Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell, James Earl Jones, Bob Gunton, David Strathairn, and Kevin Tighe.
Saw that in the theater when I was in 8th grade! Talk about bringing back memories!
I remember asking my buddy - space herpes? Whats that?
Haha, thanks for reminding me, I'm gonna have to watch it again.
Among a number of kinda cheesy but some of my favorite movies directed by Michael Richie; Diggstown, The Survivors, Fletch, Semi-tough, even The Couch Trip.
The Adventures of Picasso
The Touchables The Sweet Smell of Success The Forbidden Zone The People Next Door The Song of Bernadette Bedazzaled (1967)
Oh brother where art thou
Had never heard of this movie til I moved Down South. It’s a cult classic around here. The kicker for me was the Ku Klux Klan Rally. The music and choreography - breathtaking.
'Idiocracy' gets my vote as well.
There is an obscure movie in color I saw called “The Beast”. It was about the Russians fighting in Afghanistan.
The shotgun blast through the wall scene is pretty good too...
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