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post #31 of 601
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Session 9 would be a pick from me. One of the creepiest, perfectly constructed horror/suspense films I've ever seen. Another-Clay Pigeons-totally changed how I viewed Vince Vaughn as an actor. Fraility would be another. Not perfect, but thought provoking in its portrayal of good and evil.

Both extremely good movies!

I'd add Fallen with Denzel Washington and Identity with John Cusack & Ray Liotta to that list as well.


Boondock Saints perhaps, but it probably falls more into the guilty pleasures category.
post #32 of 601
"Saint Ralph" has it all. A funny and touching story. http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0384488/
post #33 of 601
How about Dear Wendy and Dandelion .

Umm.. both of those start with a 'D', guess that makes this a 'Double D' post.
BTW, there is a character in 'Dear Wendy' named Dick Dandelion who has nothing to do with the movie 'Dandelion'...just some useless trivia.
post #34 of 601
It was never released in the US in the theaters but has enjoyed some success on DVD. Equilibrium. One of the best sci-fi movies ever made in my book. The gun battles make the Matrix look like child's play. Christian Bale improves everything he's ever been in, as far as I'm concerned.
post #35 of 601
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It was never released in the US in the theaters but has enjoyed some success on DVD. Equilibrium. One of the best sci-fi movies ever made in my book. The gun battles make the Matrix look like child's play. Christian Bale improves everything he's ever been in, as far as I'm concerned.


I don't know about where you reside but here in the San Francisco Bay Area it played in a lot of theaters. I saw it twice.
post #36 of 601
Thread Starter 
Perfect! I had never seen The Ninth Configuration, actually I never heard of it till this thread. That is exactly what I was trying to discover, can't wait to see it!

Here are a couple more:

Something The Lord Made. This one knocked my socks off, it packs an emotional whallop. While I expected Alan Rickman to be incredible, What I didn't expect is for Mos Def to be just as good (maybe better?)!

Kinsey: Never though this would be as good as it was.

Keep them coming!
post #37 of 601
My favorite movie no one's ever heard of:

"May"
post #38 of 601
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Kinsey: Never though this would be as good as it was.

Kinsey was widely discussed when it came out, so I'm not sure it would be fit this thread's requirements of being unknown or not well known. It was very good though.
post #39 of 601
If series count I would have to say "Evangelion" (Best Anime Ever). The last chapter is a movie anyway so i guess it counts.

Maybe a guilty pleasure... Maybe I'm sick... LOL

Anyway
I have to add "Lost and Delirious" because of my experience when I watched it for the first time.
I was flipping channels throughout the night wanting to catch some hot action on Cinemax when I stumbled upon some lesbian action (woo hoo!). Then I got very into the movie. I was so into the story that I felt so freaking sad and so mad for the characters.

Ok. Here I go. I can say it... ...I cried. Dammit, I cried!

P.S. Don't tell anyone I said that.
post #40 of 601
According to the rules, you get a pass if there was hot lesbian action involved.
post #41 of 601
Happy Accidents - Vincent D'Onofrio and Marisa Tomei.

Time traveler (is he or isn't he?) D'Onofio, travels back in time from the year 2470 to avoid prosecution for his sister's death, and to find Ruby (Tomei) in this romantic chick flick that has a few twists and turns along the way. I like pretty much anything D'Onofrio does, and Marisa is excellent and as cute as can be. I was completely unaware of this movie and recorded it off of one of the movie channels about a month ago. The Tomatometer gave it a 70, and other reviewers give it really high marks as well. Even though it is a chick flick, I think many people will like it because of the quirky characters and the time traveler aspect that has you wondering, is he or isn't he?
post #42 of 601
Walt Disney's "Endurance."
post #43 of 601
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Bellman and True (1987) is one of the best bank heist movies I've seen.

I agree it was a great movie, but one I expect never to see again.

On a different note, I would offer Enchanted April which is an absolutely beautiful movie with a great cast. I would love to see a good transfer on DVD. It was on Laser, but unfortunately in P&S, and my laser player no longer works.

SMK
post #44 of 601
A couple of my all time favorites, which I haven't seen listed yet, are Cypher (Company man), an action, mystery, sci-fi thriller which is visually stunning in places with some nice clever twists and Bad Boy Bubby, very unnerving at times (especially the first 30 min., which may be too much for some), charming at others. Both are must sees for those tired of the same old Hollywood tripe!

FYI - Plot Keywords for Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
Disturbing
Animal Abuse
Character Name In Title
Female Nudity
Dead Cat
Mentally Handicapped
Gas Mask
Surreal
Male Frontal Nudity
Rock Band
Vulgarity
Incest
Independent Film
Black Comedy
Matricide
Sex
Rock n Roll
Pizza
Cult
Crime
Controversial
Art House
post #45 of 601
WOW! I really like this thread, you can find many unknown gems out there.
post #46 of 601
Map of the human heart

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...305140303/1023

A midnight clear

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...205010305/1023

both melancholy ww2 era films but the drama is character based.
post #47 of 601
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Map of the human heart

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...305140303/1023

A midnight clear

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...205010305/1023

both melancholy ww2 era films but the drama is character based.


I liked Map of the Human Heart. Have you seen Picture Bride? It has Jason Scott Lee in an uncredited cameo. It's a really good movie that not too many people have seen or heard of.


http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/...505190305/1023


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114129/
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post #49 of 601
Haven't heard of picture bride. thanks!
post #50 of 601
Not as unknown as some of the others listed here, but I really enjoyed "Millions".
post #51 of 601
Hmmmmm. I guess if it's movies that nobody has heard of, I'd have to recommend:


Or this one:


Or even:


Maybe this:


I can't remember if I liked these or not, though.
post #52 of 601
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Secretary-- a light romantic comedy about bondage and domination-- and one of my wife's favorite films.

My opinion of _Secretary_ was that it was too kinky for people who aren't into that and not kinky enough for people who are. I guess I misjudged its appeal.

OTOH _Lies_, which is a Korean film with similar subject matter doesn't straddle the fence. And _Tokyo Decadance_ is a somewhat similar film, if you're into this type of thing.

AFA other obscure films are concerned, I'm a bit of a Peter Greenaway fan so

_The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover_ and

_A Zed and Two Naughts_ are personal favorites of mine.
post #53 of 601
Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring ) an amazingly beautiful film which takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has a young boy with him that he teaches to become a monk. Years later the boy, now a young man, experiences his sexual awakening with a girl who has come to the temple to be healed by the master. The youth runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment.

Bis ans Ende der Welt (Until the End of the World), . . the ultimate road movie

It's 1999. The government will kill for his invention. One woman will do anything for his love. Together they share an adventure that circles the globe - And invades the mind.

Preferablly see the 280 min. Director's Cut.

It took 14 years and $23 million for Wim Wenders to bring his vision to the screen, shooting in 15 different cities in seven different countries on four different continents.

Wenders' original cut for the film came in at eight hours long. His original rough cut for this film was twenty hours long.
post #54 of 601
A couple of good comedies that hardly anyone saw:

Clock Watchers. Similar to Office Space but a lot darker.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118866/

Waiting. Most here have seen this but if you haven't it's worth watching if you ever worked in a restaurant.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348333/
post #55 of 601
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My opinion of _Secretary_ was that it was too kinky for people who aren't into that and not kinky enough for people who are. I guess I misjudged its appeal.

OTOH _Lies_, which is a Korean film with similar subject matter doesn't straddle the fence. And _Tokyo Decadance_ is a somewhat similar film, if you're into this type of thing.

AFA other obscure films are concerned, I'm a bit of a Peter Greenaway fan so

_The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover_ and

_A Zed and Two Naughts_ are personal favorites of mine.

Greenaway's Belly of an Architecht and The Draughtsman's Contract are two of my favorites.
post #56 of 601
I really liked Fist of the North Star . It is a live action version of the Manga and Anime series. I thought it was very stylistic. I saw it on Cinemax (I think) back around 95-96 and never saw it again. To me it looekd like one that would come up every so often, but it has not.

Chris Penn played a baddy in it.
post #57 of 601
ILS/Them - 2006 French movie that's a cross between a Shalyman film and Blair Witch. It's playing in French theatre's now and screened at Cannes this year, but the R3 Korean disc is already out. This will be remade, or it will come out in another year or two dubbed and cut in American Theatres. Based on true events. Much, much better than the poor "Haute Tension" that came out a few years back. Maybe the best French horror since Calvaliere

Tzameti / 13 - Another French film that I'm sure will make it's mark on the West before it's all said and done. Rumour has it Bradd Pitt is putting in a pretty high bid for the remake rights. One critic said this would be the next fight club, and I can kind of see it. A little too harsh for North America, but the concept overall is fantastic. The R2 DVD is out, and it's a must own. The kind of film Korea was making in 2003.

Saint Matryes Des Damnes - The best Canadian film in 2005, even more so than CRAZY. If you like David Lynch films, this is right up your alley. Unfortunatly I made a pretty high bid to buy the rights to this and lost, only for the people putting it out to do nothing positive with it. Great movie, nobody will ever know about. I had to special order my DVD and I live in Canada.

MONDAY (Sabu) - Whenever I see this, I can just imagine Tarantino either ripping this off, or throwing his name on the box to get credit for nothing. If you've seen Survive Style 5+ (maybe one of the most modern/interesting comedy/action films in years featuring Vinnie Jones. Imagine a Japanese Snatch) and liked it, you'll love this. It kind of gave me the same feel of a Pulp Fiction. Not sure how easy it will be to find this DVD.
post #58 of 601
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How about Dear Wendy and Dandelion .

Umm.. both of those start with a 'D', guess that makes this a 'Double D' post.
BTW, there is a character in 'Dear Wendy' named Dick Dandelion who has nothing to do with the movie 'Dandelion'...just some useless trivia.

I saw Dear Wendy at the TIFF last year. Didn't really do much for me. Saw that and Little Athens the same day, so maybe Little Athens was part of the problem also.
post #59 of 601
I didn't see anyone else mention it, and it's extremely difficult to find. I would add The Molly Maguires, a 60's film with Sean Connery about "terroristic" irish coal miners fighting the inequities of the late 1800's. Great cinematography.
post #60 of 601
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Originally Posted by Airboss View Post

Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring ) an amazingly beautiful film which takes place on an isolated lake, where an old monk lives on a small floating temple. The wise master has a young boy with him that he teaches to become a monk. Years later the boy, now a young man, experiences his sexual awakening with a girl who has come to the temple to be healed by the master. The youth runs away to the outside world but his lust turns his life into hell, so he returns to the lake temple to find spiritual enlightenment.

I agree with this one. Anything KiDuk's put out deserves to be seen. The Isle, Bad Guy, Samaria, The Bow...the list goes on and on. My copy of "TIME" is in the mail right now. I can't wait to see it. I'm surprised the DVD came before all the festivals finished. The only KiDuk film I don't own currently with English is Crocodile. If anyone has it, I'll pay $100 for a English friendly copy, even VHS boot.
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