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Great films you may not have heard of

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posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 03:25 PM
I would like to discuss those not so popular films. The ones you stumble across from time to time that you have never heard of but are great.

Some that come to mind are....

Millers Crossing (1990)
Primer (2004)
Sydney (1996)
Shallow Grave (1994)
Human Traffic (1999)
King Of New York (1990)
Brother (2000)

They are not everyones cup of tea but if you have an open mind and enjoy films they are definitely worth checking out.

I look forward to hearing from others....

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 07:13 PM
Here's a small list of some of my favorite lesser known films.

Death Race 2000

Battle Royale

Maximum Overdrive

Broken (it's a short film, about 19 minutes long, but it's amazing.)

posted on Sep, 19 2007 @ 08:23 PM
yes.. king of new york was and is a Bad-A film... i have it also:0

a few more are

Heroic trio: (3 female kung~fu super heros) sounds corny.. but its actually good.

True Romance: another good move,highly unknown and under rated. must watch.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 09:00 AM
Duel - It's was a T.V. movie (but i know you can get it on video/dvd) directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Machinist

Bubba Ho-Top - This one is a weird movie but really good I thought.

Mean Creek

Thoughs are the only good movies I can think of right know that people may not of heard of.


posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 10:15 AM
My list of sleepers..........

Liquid Sky

The Night Porter

Paris Texas

Bagdad Café

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 12:02 PM
I got the impression from another thread that maybe some of the better Brit film's of recent years may not be so well known in the US, apologies if i'm wrong but here's a list of films you really should check out.

Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrells.
Layer Cake.
The Football Factory.
The Business.
Dead Man's Shoes.
Green Street.
This Is England.
Made In Britain.

Happy viewing if you haven't seen them already.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 12:24 PM
City of God

The last two are very sad. City of God is actually based on a true story.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 03:03 PM
My favorite film of all time is Cool Hand Luke.

I am surprised at just how many people have never heard of it. In fact I have heard people quote lines from it and didn't know where they came from.

[edit on 20-9-2007 by jbondo]

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by jbondo

Good shout, v.good film.
One of my favourites, Stalingrad.
Also forgot Human Traffic off previous post.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 04:28 PM
I was on another thread and mentioned that there are a number of GREAT movies out there that I have not only not seen, but really have never heard of...

There are several mentioned here


If you could post a little "Snippet" of what the movie is about, don't give the plot away or anything, I could then decide if I wanted to see it...

I have always really liked a good movie, but in the past always remained within the Genre' I was most comfortable with, Action; I would like to branch out and experience some different and varied movies..

So, Come on and let me know what I am missing...


posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by jbondo[/url]

yeah cool hand luke's a great film. love the scene where he's having that fight and he keeps getting knocked down but everytime he manages to pick himself back up and continue taking a beating.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 04:50 PM
I cant think of that many films that are not that well known.

The only one that comes to mind immdiately is Idiocracy. It stars Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph and focus' on what the world would be like if all of the stupid people on earth kept reproducing at the rates currently experienced.

It is pretty funny and seems to have just a smidgeon of realism given the subject matter.

Check it out if you havent seen it already.

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 04:57 PM
No I have not seen it, but I will certainly check it out and let you know what i think...



posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 05:59 PM
I love old movies, especially bogart movies.

Treasure of Sierra Madre.
2 americans stuck in mexico during the depression go gold prospecting.

The Maltese Falcon
A fabulously valuable relic from the middle ages is the football in the rivalry between various thieves. A private detective is hired to investigate. . ..

The man who would be king.
In 1880's India, two British ex-soldiers decide to conquer natives in "Kafiristan" (Afghan/Paki border) and set themselves up as kings. Prominently features freemasonry in the plot! Based on a Rudyard Kipling story.

The big lebowski.
just watch it.


posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by semperfortis

Action films are great as long as they are not to cheesy, Here are some that come to mind which are a little different than your average action film.

Ghost Dog
Hard Boiled
The Killer

I put the links up so you can check the plot outline yourself

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 06:50 PM
Here's some:

Evil Dead 2

Ghost Dog

Stephen King's "IT"

Stephen King's "The Stand"

If you like conspiracies, you will love "The Stand". It is a 6 hour movie, but one of my all time favorites. It's about a government created superflu that gets out, killing 99 percent of the population. It then goes on to be about people restarting civilization. A must watch!

[edit on 9/20/07 by AcesInTheHole]

posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 07:15 PM
reply to post by fearandloathing

oh yea!!! how could i forget ghost dog!.. that is a good one.

corny but good:


posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 10:34 PM
koyaanisqatsi (there's a trilogy!)

thx 1131

Hard Boiled

Mystery of Chessboxing


36 Chambers of Shaolin

The Streetfighter

So many more...

posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 09:40 AM
Thought of another 2 that may not be that well known outside of the UK, allthough they both should be.

Quadrophenia. Legendary classic about Mod's in the 60's.

The Long Good Friday. London Gangster movie, shot Bob Hoskins to international stardom, a young Helen Mirren is in it too.

[edit on 21-9-2007 by Freeborn]

posted on Sep, 21 2007 @ 10:30 AM
My personal favourites.

Here's a shortlist of great movies.

1] Black Christmas (1974) Horror

2] Something wicked this way comes (1983) Horror/mystery

3] The Killing Fields (1984) Historical/war.

4] Frequency (2000) Sci-Fi

5] Easy Rider (1969) Adventure/drama

6] G.I. Jane (1997) Military/action

7] Last house on the left (1972)Horror/thriller

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