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Obscure Movies That You Think Were Good !

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Or even very good or even very very good. :)

 

 

By obscure I mean movies that if you asked a lot of people if they saw it like Ip Man, The Infidel, The Four Lions and others, they would likely say no.

 

Recently I saw Get Low Starring Robert Duval, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray to name a few familiars. http://http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1194263/

 

A truly unusual documentary is Catfish. About this woman who via facebook convinces a new york photographer that she is a 8yr girl with an amazing painting talent. Excellent and a little scary. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1584016/

 

 

That's just a few, I see them frequently since watching movies is a pastime of mine.

 

Do any obscure but good to great movies come to your mind ?

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True Romance- a Tarentino-esque love story about prostitution, cocaine, and enduring love. Also has one of the best monologues ever, by the late great Dennis Hopper. Star-studded cast, great dialog, and a wonderful gunfight involving too many armed men in a too-small room.

 

Children of Men- Clive Owen stars in one of the best movies i've ever seen. Absolutley my favorite small-release movie.

Bar-none, it has the best cinemetography this cinephile has ever witnessed. A great premise, and the final 10 minute's, involving an 8 minute-long tracking shot (a continuous rolling of the camera that never cuts away) will leave you white-knuckled and on the edge of your seat as Owen traverses a city that goes from peaceful protest to all out civil war right before your eyes.

 

[if you haven't seen this movie, you owe it to yourself to check it out, if only for the amazing cinematography and message of hope prevailing in a world where society has given it up and resigned itself to the doom of the human race]

 

 

Four Lions- mentioned above- A hilarious "The Office"-style take on a group of Jihadists planning a terrorist attack on London. Yeah, I just said Hilarious and Jihadists and Terrorist Attack in the same sentence. Full of dry humor and quick, witty dialog.

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Dog soldiers, really good for B movie horror.

 

Trainspotting was really good, kind of like "goodfellas" but instead of mobsters its about heroin addicts.

 

Dreams in the Witch house was a made for cable horror movie that I thought was well done, stay fairly true to the Lovecraft story.

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Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels - I think Guy Ritchie's best work aside from Snatch. The final scene, a freeze frame, to this day makes me laugh out loud.

 

Snatch- one of the best 'caper' movies I've ever seen. Hysterical from start to finish. London Gangsters vs underground boxing promoters vs Gypsies vs a sneaky f***ing Russian vs Numbskulls vs a Rottweiler vs the Italian Mafia = all over a Diamond the size of your fist! My personal favorite comedy flick.

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True Romance- a Tarentino-esque love story about prostitution, cocaine, and enduring love. Also has one of the best monologues ever, by the late great Dennis Hopper. Star-studded cast, great dialog, and a wonderful gunfight involving too many armed men in a too-small room.

 

Children of Men- Clive Owen stars in one of the best movies i've ever seen. Absolutley my favorite small-release movie.

Bar-none, it has the best cinemetography this cinephile has ever witnessed. A great premise, and the final 10 minute's, involving an 8 minute-long tracking shot (a continuous rolling of the camera that never cuts away) will leave you white-knuckled and on the edge of your seat as Owen traverses a city that goes from peaceful protest to all out civil war right before your eyes.

 

[if you haven't seen this movie, you owe it to yourself to check it out, if only for the amazing cinematography and message of hope prevailing in a world where society has given it up and resigned itself to the doom of the human race]

 

 

Four Lions- mentioned above- A hilarious "The Office"-style take on a group of Jihadists planning a terrorist attack on London. Yeah, I just said Hilarious and Jihadists and Terrorist Attack in the same sentence. Full of dry humor and quick, witty dialog.

 

 

I will see it within 48 hours. Thanks !

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Dog soldiers, really good for B movie horror.

 

Trainspotting was really good, kind of like "goodfellas" but instead of mobsters its about heroin addicts.

 

Dreams in the Witch house was a made for cable horror movie that I thought was well done, stay fairly true to the Lovecraft story.

 

 

I've seen all of them except for Dreams in the Witch House.

 

I agree with you on Dog Soldiers and Trainspotting.

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Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels - I think Guy Ritchie's best work aside from Snatch. The final scene, a freeze frame, to this day makes me laugh out loud.

 

Snatch- one of the best 'caper' movies I've ever seen. Hysterical from start to finish. London Gangsters vs underground boxing promoters vs Gypsies vs a sneaky f***ing Russian vs Numbskulls vs a Rottweiler vs the Italian Mafia = all over a Diamond the size of your fist! My personal favorite comedy flick.

 

 

I'll look through my movies and recommend several other Brit Flicks along the lines of the ones you've mentioned above. Jack Falls is one you'll either like or not like.

 

"Do You Know What Nemesis Means?"...Alan ford as Brick top in Snatch.

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IFC tends to run some interesting, and obscure films.

 

I saw an interesting psycho-thriller awhile back called Hard Candy.

 

Without spoiling it the ending was perfect.

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I've seen all of them except for Dreams in the Witch House.

 

I agree with you on Dog Soldiers and Trainspotting.

 

It was from a series called masters of horror. I watched them on demand from netflix. A few were really good.

 

Some of them are on youtube now, no idea how good the quality is.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=oJnz63iJlDo&vq=large#t=11

 

Oops, its on hulu too, probably a little better quality, but will have commercials.

 

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IFC tends to run some interesting, and obscure films.

 

I saw an interesting psycho-thriller awhile back called Hard Candy.

 

Without spoiling it the ending was perfect.

 

I watched that in a room full of guys. Like 4 guys + me, hanging out. All 5 of us were squirming the ENTIRE movie. Most uncomfortable movie viewing experience I've ever had.

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I watched that in a room full of guys. Like 4 guys + me, hanging out. All 5 of us were squirming the ENTIRE movie. Most uncomfortable movie viewing experience I've ever had.

 

 

Not when you have a daughter just out of her teens.;)

 

I was saying "you go girl!"

 

Definitely NOT a GROUP OF GUYS flic though.

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IFC tends to run some interesting, and obscure films.

 

I saw an interesting psycho-thriller awhile back called Hard Candy.

 

Without spoiling it the ending was perfect.

 

 

The young girl who starred in that movie is also the same girl who played lead in Juno.

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Blooded.

 

In October 2005, five young people were kidnapped in the Highlands of Scotland. Stripped and abandoned in the the wilderness, they were forced into a deadly game where the hunters became the hunted. Their ordeal was filmed by an extreme animal rights group as a warning to others: if you hunt... you're fair game. Combining dramatic reconstruction and compelling interviews with the survivors, BLOODED finally tells the full story behind one of the most extreme internet virals of modern times.

 

 

 

Check this out.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1845211/

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Horror movies called Feast, Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds, and Feast 3: The Happy Finish. The first one is a strait up very good horror movie that some might have seen. The last two..... just totally bizarre, but I loved them.

 

Red-headed tat girl.... now that's what I'm talking about! ;) She'd definitely put an eye out with those things... :eek: <--- we need a smiley for "love"... lol

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The American -- watched this recently after reading some equally positive and negative reviews and found that it was excellent.

 

The same director did Control, a movie about the lead singer from Joy Division and I loved that as well.

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Orgazmo

 

Written by Trey Parker & Matt Stone, before South Park became a huge hit.

 

The film revolves around Joe Young (Trey Parker), a Mormon missionary, who gets talked into starring in a porno movie by the famous porn director Maxxx Orbison (Michael Dean Jacobs) in order to earn enough money to marry his fiancee Lisa (Robyn Lynne Raab).

 

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

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Orgazmo

 

Written by Trey Parker & Matt Stone, before South Park became a huge hit.

 

The film revolves around Joe Young (Trey Parker), a Mormon missionary, who gets talked into starring in a porno movie by the famous porn director Maxxx Orbison (Michael Dean Jacobs) in order to earn enough money to marry his fiancee Lisa (Robyn Lynne Raab).

 

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

They have a Broadway show called Book of Mormon. I wonder if there's any connection.

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Here are some of my favorite movies that most people haven't seen:

 

"Romeo Is Bleeding" - 90s film noir classic starring Gary Oldman

 

"Pinero" - Biopic about poet, Miguel Pinero. Excellent performance from Benjamin Bratt

 

"Kinsey" - Biopic about Alfred Kinsey. Excellent performance from Liam Neeson

 

"I Heart Huckabees" - Comedy starring Jude Law and Naomi Watts

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I really love the films by director Kelly Reichardt:

Old Joy -- about two friends who attempt to reconnect with each other during a trip to some mineral springs in Oregon.

Wendy and Lucy -- about a woman who runs out of luck during a cross country trip and loses her dog.

 

Both of these films are slow moving and have vaguely defined themes but they are shot with stunning elegance and precision.

 

Wendy and Lucy is considered to be Michelle Williams' best performance, and that is saying a lot ifyou saw her sublime work in Blue Valentine.

 

I am looking forward to Reichardt's next film, "Meek's Cutoff" , which is already getting critical acclaim as a masterpiece. It also has Michelle Williams in a major role.

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