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Obscure Movies That You Think Were Good !

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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

Romeo is Bleeding was a great movie. Gary Oldman is incredible. "The Professional" was another classic of his and one of my favorite movies ever.

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Hudson Hawke. Universally panned, but I enjoyed it.

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Blood Simple

Lone Star

Go Tell the Spartans

The Professionals

Almost any John Carpenter flick.

Dirty Little Billy

Ulzana's Raid

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Blood Simple

Lone Star

Go Tell the Spartans

The Professionals

Almost any John Carpenter flick.

Dirty Little Billy

Ulzana's Raid

 

 

"You bastard!"

 

"Yes sir, for me it was an accident of birth, but you... you're a self made man."

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Romeo is Bleeding was a great movie. Gary Oldman is incredible. "The Professional" was another classic of his and one of my favorite movies ever.
Always stop to watch The Professional when it's on: 13-yr-old Natalie Portman, Oldman (whacked-out DEA agent), Jean Reno, & Danny Aiello.

 

Genuinely obscure Oldman movie: Track 29. So obscure, it's seldom cited in the list of movies from George Harrison's Handmade Films. With very hot Theresa Russell & Christopher Lloyd obsessed w/ his model trains.

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I've been watching several obscure movies on you tube that are quite good plus

a couple on Hulu.

 

Best part is they're all free-lol.

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

 

Billy Dee Williams. Great movie.

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King of New York.Early 90's gangster flix with Christopher Walken,Lawrence Fishburn and David Caruso before NYPD Blue.

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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.

 

Thumbs up on all of those. Neill Marshall (the guy who directed Dog Soldiers) is probably my favorite newish horror director.

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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 moved Children of Men up in my q last night and added True Romance ......

 

I enjoyed the british movies you mentioned......

 

I can't believe Brad Pitt didn't get more credit for the role he played in snatch....

 

I enjoy watching The Hidden every few years in the low budget alien genre ......

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I don't know if Boondock Saints qualifies as obscure anymore, but it was "small release" as in not released.

 

A couple years after it was made, it was released on DVD, and became popular enough that they made a sequel.

 

IIRC it was to be released the spring that the Columbine Massacre occurred, and they thought it would be in bad taste to release a film with two guys shooting up one place after another with gratuitous use of ammunition.

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I moved Children of Men up in my q last night and added True Romance ......

 

I enjoyed the british movies you mentioned......

 

I can't believe Brad Pitt didn't get more credit for the role he played in snatch....

 

I enjoy watching The Hidden every few years in the low budget alien genre ......

 

i sooooo loved the final scene in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. That freeze-frame on the guy as the phone is rnging.... PRICELESS!

 

Brad Pitt did such a good job with Snatch, but the cast was so all-around perfect that you couldn't heap praise on him without doing the same for almost every actor whose face shows up in that movie.

 

You'll really love Children of Men. It's a quiet movie, with most of the dialog being whispers without any music in the background. My only advice is to turn off the lights and turn the volume waaaaay up to truly experience Alfonso Cuaran's vision.

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Clay Pigeons

The Minus Man

The Limey

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

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i sooooo loved the final scene in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. That freeze-frame on the guy as the phone is rnging.... PRICELESS!

 

 

There are all sorts of priceless scenes in that movie. The end of the card game. The scene where Rory goes to the pub and sets a guy on fire but the whole thing is explained in subtitles. Or Rory demanding Nick the Greek tell him who stole all his pot and where do they get off trying to sell it back to him. Winston explaining the purpose of the security gate. When Gloria grabs the bren gun and cuts loose. JD telling Big Chris what to tell Harry about the bar.

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The Criminal Code 1931 - Stars Walter Huston, and Boris Karloff (in his first film role) It is said that when James Whale was trying to cast an actor to play the monster in FRAKENSTEIN he saw this film and cast Karloff.

 

A thoughtful prison film that stays with you. Great performances.

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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 ?

 

Being a former Wing Chun practitioner, I loved Ip Man. The 100 karate fighters scene is awesome.

 

Oh, and my pick is Equilibrium staring Christian Bale. It's a bit of a cross between 1984 & The Matrix.

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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 loved Children of Men.

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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

 

This movie disappointed me. I did not feel that it lived up to its X rating.

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