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Underrated and little known movies

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I didn't think Brick was bad, but I had a lot of trouble following the dialogue.

    It really could've used some subtitles, is what I'm saying.

    I love Brick and I have the same problem.

    I will often go back and watch a scene again and still not understand what he's saying. The dialogue is difficult enough without the actors slurring their words and talking so quickly. They just need to enunciate more. Probably my only gripe with the movie.
    Well that's what I'm saying, really. They muttered through a lot of it.

    And I've only seen it in a theater, not on DVD, so there's that.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    Wait- they made a movie out of Rosencrants & Guildenstern Are Dead? *sprints to nearest video store*

    Unless your video store carries VHS tapes from the early 90s, don't bother. :P
    My local blockbuster carries it on DVD.

    I'll wait for confirmation from someone else, but I really was sure it was on DVD too.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    Wait- they made a movie out of Rosencrants & Guildenstern Are Dead? *sprints to nearest video store*

    Unless your video store carries VHS tapes from the early 90s, don't bother. :P
    My local blockbuster carries it on DVD.
    When the holy fuck did this come out on DVD? It's been on my DVD watch list for years.

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  • VirumVirum Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Drez wrote:
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    Wait- they made a movie out of Rosencrants & Guildenstern Are Dead? *sprints to nearest video store*

    Unless your video store carries VHS tapes from the early 90s, don't bother. :P
    My local blockbuster carries it on DVD.
    When the holy fuck did this come out on DVD? It's been on my DVD watch list for years.
    I have it on DVD at my house and I've owned it for well over a year. I bought it off Amazon.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    Wait- they made a movie out of Rosencrants & Guildenstern Are Dead? *sprints to nearest video store*

    Unless your video store carries VHS tapes from the early 90s, don't bother. :P
    My local blockbuster carries it on DVD.
    When the holy fuck did this come out on DVD? It's been on my DVD watch list for years.
    I have it on DVD at my house and I've owned it for well over a year.
    Shit, it looks like you're right. I guess I've been talking out of my ass here, but I've been watching for this for awhile now.

    I know there was a UK bootleg floating around for awhile, but it looks like Amazon has a real one listed.

    I'll be ordering that this week. :)

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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Drez wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    Wait- they made a movie out of Rosencrants & Guildenstern Are Dead? *sprints to nearest video store*

    Unless your video store carries VHS tapes from the early 90s, don't bother. :P
    I think I should be able to track her down easily enough though.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Virum wrote:
    Drez wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    Wait- they made a movie out of Rosencrants & Guildenstern Are Dead? *sprints to nearest video store*

    Unless your video store carries VHS tapes from the early 90s, don't bother. :P
    My local blockbuster carries it on DVD.
    When the holy fuck did this come out on DVD? It's been on my DVD watch list for years.
    I have it on DVD at my house and I've owned it for well over a year. I bought it off Amazon.

    Damn skippy it's on DVD

    edit: I fail doublely. Not only didn't I bother to check Amazon in the first case, since I was pretty sure it was out, but I didn't even bother to check the like Virum posted.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Torgo wrote:
    The English title of that movie is "Memories of a Murder"

    That's it!

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Why the hell did everyone hate Death to Smoochy? That movie was brilliant.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    Why the hell did everyone hate Death to Smoochy? That movie was brilliant.
    If by brilliant you mean mediocre.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I present:

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    The nigh perfect embodiment of action movies. Sean Connery proves yet again he is truly the man.

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  • RandomEngyRandomEngy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'm going to go ahead and hearily agree with the OP. The Matador was also pretty good. The contrived silliness was awesome. And The Rundown. Kind of an old movie but it passed me by when it was in theaters and it's an awesome out-and-out awesome action flick.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    Why the hell did everyone hate Death to Smoochy? That movie was brilliant.
    If by brilliant you mean mediocre.

    Says the guy who put Dumb and Dumber on his top 10 list.

    I've never seen Death to Smoochy but it looked interesting.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    More people should watch Shoot the Piano Player.

    That movie's awesome.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    Why the hell did everyone hate Death to Smoochy? That movie was brilliant.
    If by brilliant you mean mediocre.

    Says the guy who put Dumb and Dumber on his top 10 list.

    I've never seen Death to Smoochy but it looked interesting.
    Dumb and Dumber is infinitely better than Death to Smoochy. Dumb and Dumber is a fantastic comedy. I defy you not to laugh. DEFY YOU.

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  • VirumVirum Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Oh yah.

    M

    As in...Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder.

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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    werehippy wrote:
    I present:

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    The nigh perfect embodiment of action movies. Sean Connery proves yet again he is truly the man.
    I agree that it is fantastic, but I am more of a Con Air man myself. That one was way more fun than it deserved to be.

    Let's face it though, the Bruckheimer action flicks of the 90's were mostly pretty sweet. Yeah, I liked Armageddon, wanna fight about it?

    And True Lies is still one of my favourite guilty pleasures.

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    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    oh come on Con Air

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Torso Boy wrote:
    werehippy wrote:
    I present:

    The Rock

    The nigh perfect embodiment of action movies. Sean Connery proves yet again he is truly the man.
    I agree that it is fantastic, but I am more of a Con Air man myself. That one was way more fun than it deserved to be.

    Let's face it though, the Bruckheimer action flicks of the 90's were mostly pretty sweet. Yeah, I liked Armageddon, wanna fight about it?

    And True Lies is still one of my favourite guilty pleasures.

    For some reason Con Air just really grated on me, I couldn't get into it. But you redeem yourself by mentioning True Lies, which was excellent, so we're good to go.

    edit: Wait, you also liked Armageddon. Hmmm, normally I'd have to bitch, but The Rock and True Lies are just such perfect action movies I'll let it slide.

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    Why the hell did everyone hate Death to Smoochy? That movie was brilliant.
    If by brilliant you mean mediocre.

    Says the guy who put Dumb and Dumber on his top 10 list.

    I've never seen Death to Smoochy but it looked interesting.

    Personally, I find it rather hilarious, and I've never even watched it stoned.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    Death to Smoochy's good parts all involve Robin Williams

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    Death to Smoochy's good parts all involve Robin Williams

    the mob goons have a few good lines.
      Tommy: This I guarantee: That fuckin' Randolph has seen his last rainbow. We're going to find him, cut off his balls, and shove 'em up his ass. Sheldon: Well, maybe we should leave that for the cops, Tommy. Roy: Cops won't do the ball thing, it's against procedure.

    made me giggle a bit.


    the musical bits are pretty good too, even smoochy's

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  • saidevsaidev Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Torso Boy wrote:
    More love for Primer, Memento ....

    I second that on Memento, is freaking awesome!!

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    saidev wrote:
    Torso Boy wrote:
    More love for Primer, Memento ....

    I second that on Memento, is freaking awesome!!

    yeah, but who doesn't think that?

    it's not obscure or anything.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    redx wrote:
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    Death to Smoochy's good parts all involve Robin Williams

    the mob goons have a few good lines.
      Tommy: This I guarantee: That fuckin' Randolph has seen his last rainbow. We're going to find him, cut off his balls, and shove 'em up his ass. Sheldon: Well, maybe we should leave that for the cops, Tommy. Roy: Cops won't do the ball thing, it's against procedure.

    made me giggle a bit.


    the musical bits are pretty good too, even smoochy's

    "My stepdad's not mean, he's just adjusting!"

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  • redxredx I(x)=2(x)+1 whole numbersRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    and the whole wrong rino thing, but then I like shakespeare.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    A short list of my favorite unknown movies:

    The Machinist - <3 Christian Bale

    Duets - I think I am the only person alive who likes this movie.

    The Virgin Suicides

    The Ghost and the Darkness

    Adventures of Baron Munchausen

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  • Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I think the general rule is that if a movie made more than $100,000 in the box office, it's on DVD

    And sometimes even if it didn't. Like, I'm pretty sure there's a DVD of It's Pat!.

    ...and Manos: The Hands of Fate.
    Raijin wrote:
    Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    I've wanted to see that ever since I saw the trailer for it on my Holy Grail DVD, but I can never find it anywhere and I'm too cheap to order it online.

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  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Why the hell did everyone hate Death to Smoochy? That movie was brilliant.

    I've wondered that as well. Near as I can determine, it's just a hit or miss kind of movie. Robin Williams style of humor also doesn't resonate with everyone.

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    I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "Fuck it, cut em up!".
  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I'm not sure this is underrated as such, but Showtime's musical spoof remake of Reefer Madness was brilliant.

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  • 3lwap03lwap0 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Torso Boy wrote:

    And True Lies is still one of my favourite guilty pleasures.

    :^: Man, I still love that movie. Of course, it's not exactly underrated: It did gross $378,882,411.

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    I think Pringles original intention was to make tennis balls... but on the day the rubber was supposed to show up a truckload of potatoes came. Pringles is a laid-back company, so they just said, "Fuck it, cut em up!".
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    True Lies is fantastic. No reason to feel guilty at all.

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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Hey what about Secondhand Lions? Robert Duvall and Michael Caine are awesome, and Haley Joel Osment is...definitely in it. But it's a fun little fantastical dealie.

    Also the Hallmark Merlin TV movie was introduced to me during early childhood so I love it by default. Martin Short is pretty neat in it, and Sam Neil makes a cool Merlin.

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    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • socialist retailersocialist retailer Registered User
    edited December 2006
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    The entire movie takes place in one room and manages to be one of the most unnerving things I have ever seen. It also makes it really hard to not hate Snape in the Harry Potter movies....

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    Hot italian chick beats the crap out of everyone, ties some poor bastard to a chair, then masterbates. Genius.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2006
    Secondhand Lions was pretty damn good.

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  • CavilCavil Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Igby Goes Down and Bad Santa. As brilliant and darkly humurous as they were unnoticed.


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  • Spaten OptimatorSpaten Optimator Smooth Operator Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I think the general rule is that if a movie made more than $100,000 in the box office, it's on DVD

    And sometimes even if it didn't. Like, I'm pretty sure there's a DVD of It's Pat!.

    ...and Manos: The Hands of Fate.
    Raijin wrote:
    Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    I've wanted to see that ever since I saw the trailer for it on my Holy Grail DVD, but I can never find it anywhere and I'm too cheap to order it online.

    See it. I saw it in the theater as a young kid, and that plus Big Trouble in Little China were my favorite movies at the time. Still are, actually.

    Also,
    werehippy wrote:
    The nigh perfect embodiment of action movies. Sean Connery proves yet again he is truly the man.

    With no disrespect to Bruckheimer, the golden era of action movies occurred in the 1980s. And among the best of those, only one can be champion:

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    Ridiculous, ridiculous excess. Just as an action movie should be. Excessive body count, amazingly camp post-mortem one liners, and Rae Dawn Chong. He kills 138 people in four minutes, murdering some with gardening implements. This movie is hilarious and I never tire of it.

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  • VicissitudeVicissitude Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    My favorite underrated movie was Irreversible. It's presented in reverse time, and has 2 scenes of absolutely brutal beatings. Those 2 scenes are enough for the whole movie, however because in one [spoiler:266d9fcf36]a guy gets his head pounded to a pulp by a fire extinguisher[/spoiler:266d9fcf36] and in the other [spoiler:266d9fcf36]there is a 9 minute, single shot, one angle rape scene where at the end the rapist boots her head into a wall.[/spoiler:266d9fcf36]
    Not everybody's cup o' tea, but I enjoyed it.

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  • werehippywerehippy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    werehippy wrote:
    The nigh perfect embodiment of action movies. Sean Connery proves yet again he is truly the man.

    With no disrespect to Bruckheimer, the golden era of action movies occurred in the 1980s.

    We'll have to agree to disagree (but that's ok, because this is one of those fights everyone wins), because I do love me some 90s action films. A bit less over the top violence, but the extra level of polish and the modern finish on most of the movies makes up for it.

    Either way, both the 80s and the 90s are a gold mine of great entertainment.

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  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I absolutely love these movies. They're a great mix of science and humanity, but it seems that not many people have ever heard of them. Yay for awesome high school science teachers.

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    and

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    Both from 1997.

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