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post #211 of 601
I have to agree with "Brother from Another Planet" and add "Space is the Place" from Sun-Ra, a slightly odd jazz Legend.( who I met after concert in a bar in Bloomington Ind, The Bluebird )
post #212 of 601
You met Sun Ra?? In Bloomington?? That is cool!!
post #213 of 601
UHF. This move cracks me up everytime I see it.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098546/
post #214 of 601
I don't know if these movies qualify, but I certainly hadn't heard of either one of them before I rented them.

1. Fallen (Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, James Gandolfini)
2. Changing Lanes (Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson)

With such big names I can't believe I hadn't heard of either one of them... but I hadn't. Maybe I just don't get out enough

Thought they were both very good, especially Fallen.
post #215 of 601
Jumping to the bottom of this thread, I don't know if what I am about to mention has been discussed or not already. I'm sure these movies have been heard of, but they're not major titles.

Run [1991] (with Patrick Dempsey)
The Rescue [1988] (with Kevin Dillon)

The Crown of Bogg [1981]
This one probably needs a bit of an explanation. This was a 30 minute special, themed for Halloween, that had puppets and real people in it. Although it looked like something that Jim Henson could have created (with Muppets) it was created by Paul Fusco who is best known for creating Alf.
post #216 of 601
Hiding Out (1987) with Jon Cryer
post #217 of 601
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Originally Posted by mflanagan View Post

I really liked 'Frequency' With Dennis Quaid......Great movie that no one went to see.


thats not true.... i saw it! not a bad movie...
post #218 of 601
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Hiding Out (1987) with Jon Cryer

Is that the one where he pretends to be a high school student?
post #219 of 601
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Is that the one where he pretends to be a high school student?

Yep, he's hiding out from gangsters in his cousin's high school.
post #220 of 601
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway - 1993

Robert Duvall
Richard Harris
Shirley MacLaine

Very good.
post #221 of 601
"Matewan" and "Lonestar" by John Sayles

"Let it Ride" with Richard Dreyfuss and David Johannson.....a very very funny movie

"Payback" with Mel Gibson.......I can watch this one over and over again. Its fun to root for the bad guy.

"The Limey" with Terence Stamp

"Run Lola Run"
post #222 of 601
I'll second Something the Lord Made, after seeing that and 16 Blocks I think SOMEONE needs to find Mos Def more work the guy is really good.
post #223 of 601
Suprised no one mentioned

"Its all gone pete tong"

"human traffic"

Great british movies.
post #224 of 601
One I thought of today, which isn't a great movie, just a light and cynical look at the 80's Moneypalooza of Reganomics, is Barbarians at the Gate. It may have been a straight to video thing or made for HBO or something like that. But it's pretty funny and pokes some good fun at what was going on at the time (well, going on more so than usual anyway.) The DVD quality is retched though.
post #225 of 601
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Yep, he's hiding out from gangsters in his cousin's high school.

And it was filmed in my high school! I'm in it too....
post #226 of 601
The Last Valley (1971) written, produced and directed by James Clavell starring Michael Caine in one of, if not The, best performances of his career is a compelling drama touching on many human themes set during the Thirty-years War of the middle ages. The equal of Shogun, or King Rat, another of my favorite semi-unsung greats.
post #227 of 601
I love Chasing Amy.
post #228 of 601
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Originally Posted by bspears View Post

"Matewan" and "Lonestar" by John Sayles

"Let it Ride" with Richard Dreyfuss and David Johannson.....a very very funny movie

"Payback" with Mel Gibson.......I can watch this one over and over again. Its fun to root for the bad guy.

"The Limey" with Terence Stamp

"Run Lola Run"


What a *great* suggestion here bspears. "Matewan" was an awesome movie. I still remember the ending and it gives me chills.

T
post #229 of 601
Matewan also was based upon a true story and stared an appropriately "best actor nobody has heard of" - david strathcairn.

he is awesome in "Delores Clayborne - another under-appreciated movie.
post #230 of 601
Matewan is great, but it's worth tracking down the anamorphic Canadian dvd version; the fullscreen Artisan disc, which is what you'd typically find, is crap. Nicheflix has it:

http://rental.nicheflix.com/product_p/00766.htm

While we're on Sayles, don't forget the recent reissue of 'Brother from Another Planet' and the charming 'Secret of Roan Inish,' both have very interesting director commentary tracks.
post #231 of 601
Happiness...the most messed up movie I have ever seen. I wouldn't call it good, its more like watching a train wreck, you just can't look away.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0147612/

For good movies: Fargo, Heathers, someone pointed out both Gattaca, and Mystery Men (I adore Mystery Men, I've probably seen it 50 times, and have gotten to the point I'm not afraid to admit it anymore).
post #232 of 601
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UHF. This move cracks me up everytime I see it.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098546/

YES!!!!

UHF totally bombed in the theaters because it came out in the middle of the biggest blockbuster summer basically of all time, but this is a great little comedy! Michael Richards is AWESOME in this movie!

I'm surprised how few people have seen UHF.
post #233 of 601
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(I adore Mystery Men, I've probably seen it 50 times, and have gotten to the point I'm not afraid to admit it anymore).

I assume that was me, but just in case it wasn't, I'll second that. It's a hilarious flick if you are in the mood for that kind of thing. And one of the best black level tests of all time.
post #234 of 601
I've read through this entire thread I was suprized I didn't see these two - not well known but IMO fantastic movies.

The Brotherhood of the wolf.

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

Things to do in Denver when your dead.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114660/
post #235 of 601
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For good movies: Fargo, Heathers, someone pointed out both Gattaca, and Mystery Men (I adore Mystery Men, I've probably seen it 50 times, and have gotten to the point I'm not afraid to admit it anymore).

I LOVE Mystery Men, I too have seen it more times than I care to admit, but it still makes me laugh every single time! This movie is extremely high on the quoteability scale...

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"Yes Tony, that's the spirit!"
post #236 of 601
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I assume that was me, but just in case it wasn't, I'll second that. It's a hilarious flick if you are in the mood for that kind of thing. And one of the best black level tests of all time.

Try The Specials. Same general idea as Mystery Men/The Tick (what if being a superhero was a common blue collar job?) but better done even though it didn't have the budget or stars. Well OK, Thomas Hayden Church and Rob Lowe are in it . Written by James Gunn of Slither and Tromeo And Juliet fame, it has more of a Seinfeld vibe to it and has lots of serious geek appeal. THIS is a great movie that most people have never heard of.
post #237 of 601
One of my favorite movies of all time that no one seems to know is The Tao of Steve with Donal Logue (of Grounded For Life fame).

Great, great movie

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I love Chasing Amy.

Great film! Everytime it gets to the climax I just want to shout at Affleck's character..."Shut up you idiot! Just shut up before it's too late!".

lol

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Try The Specials. Same general idea as Mystery Men/The Tick (what if being a superhero was a common blue collar job?) but better done even though it didn't have the budget or stars. Well OK, Thomas Hayden Church and Rob Lowe are in it . Written by James Gunn of Slither and Tromeo And Juliet fame, it has more of a Seinfeld vibe to it and has lots of serious geek appeal. THIS is a great movie that most people have never heard of.

Woo-hoo! Finally something in the thread I havent seen yet.

Added to my Queue.
post #238 of 601
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Originally Posted by FredProgGH View Post

Try The Specials. Same general idea as Mystery Men/The Tick (what if being a superhero was a common blue collar job?) but better done even though it didn't have the budget or stars. Well OK, Thomas Hayden Church and Rob Lowe are in it . Written by James Gunn of Slither and Tromeo And Juliet fame, it has more of a Seinfeld vibe to it and has lots of serious geek appeal. THIS is a great movie that most people have never heard of.

nowhere near as good as mystery men
post #239 of 601
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nowhere near as good as mystery men

Well, you're welcome to that opinion but you're wrong Mystery Men was a bloated FX extravaganza that had moments of wit but ultimately had little direction. Specials has no FX, no fights- it's a great dialog and character driven movie and is very funny. IMO, of course.
post #240 of 601
I'll second A Scanner Darkly

My Life's in Turnaround

Spanking the Monkey
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