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OT: Favorite Movie/Best Under Radar Movie
Back To The Future... best. movie. ever.
And I'll admit it... Les Miserables was unexpectedly great.
Not really answering your question, but I've been watching a lot of BBC documentaries recently. They're typically well written, the cinematography is first-rate and there's no reason to be paranoid about downloading them. It's easy to find them on YouTube too.
Best movie ever: Braveheart.
If this counts as under the radar, idiocracy is hilarious.
Things to do in Denver When You're Dead. It's from 96 or so. Great movie.
and the Shining for the best in the well-done, non-cheesy scary movie category
But an argument for John Carpenter's The Thing or Alien as one of the best scary movies.
True Romance. Unreal cameos by Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, and a young Brad Pitt.
32 hours Til tip, Go Blue!
Brad Pitt's character is awesome! "Don't condescend to me, man..."
Val Kilmer as Elvis is also a highlight.
Pitt's character is Floyd.
scene is one of the best Tarantino's ever written. That's saying something.
Repost. Damn this itchy finger.
Under the radar movie: Jacob's Ladder
Smokin marlboros and kung fu. One of the great movies of all time
I personally love The Town. Everyone I talk to hasn't seen it.
The Town is a great movie. Highly underrated.
The Town is my fav, along with Life ( Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence ), Animal House, and Mississippi Burning.
Troll Hunter. I am no film snob, which is why I am suggesting a Norwegian film about giant trolls. Great movie.
I happened to be doing work on a Norwegian securities fraud case, so it hit the spot. It's a great satire on provincial attitudes and the haplessness of Norwegian bureaucracy, as well as being a decent action film. If you like Scandinavian movies, I also recommend "Rare Exports," set in Finland - a little gory, but fun.
Ernest Scared Stupid
And I feel like a lot of people haven't seen Man on Fire an that movie is underrated.
Was unbelievable. Denzel should've gotten some award interest on that one
Curse of the Golden Flower
City of God is one of my favorite movies that a lot of people haven't seen...
Pretty gritty, but a really good movie....
I agree. I actually bought it because the cover said "The Best Movie Ever Made." Pretty bold claim I thought. They were right.
I have a thing for hilariously terrible movies. "Troll 2" and "The Room" are the best.
It's so bad it's actually VERY entertaining.
"Keep your stupid comments in your pocket!"
"She says I hit her. That's bullshit. I did not hit her. I did not. I did Naaaaaahhhhtt.....Oh hai Mark"
...I'm currently watching the Room as we speak.
Chris R is such a badass.
is simply fantastic. I came here with every intention of admitting how much I love the room. My buddy and I watch it every time we brew. Also, check out the soundboard: http://theroomsoundboard.com
If you want a hilariously bad movie experience. Supposed to be a horror film but turns out to be quite the comedy as far as how low budget it is.
Awesome choice! "You're lying! I never hit you! You are tearing me apart, Lisa!"
My UTR fav.
Favorite movie is Apocalypse Now, most underrated is the Layercake.
Patton is favorite movie. My dad served under him durring WWII (the part at the very start when Patton first takes command of the American troops) so needless to say when he took me to see it when it came out I got to hear just how historically accurate it was. And George C. Scott delivered probably one of the greatest if not THE greatest performances in the history of cinema in the lead role.
Under the radar? Probably either Miracle Mile (crazy concept - nuiclear war has begun and it shows what civilization would be like in the hours before the missles hit) or Groundhog Day believe it or not. I've seen that movie like 100 times and it makes me laugh everytime I do. Bill Murray is fantastic.
Best 10 minutes EVER of film? Alex Baldwn delivering the "pep talk" in Glengarry Glenn Ross I have worked my entire life in sales and nothing gives me chills more than watching him address the broken down, sad-sack sales team before the evening "sit".
Coffee's for Closers!
...some great stuff in Glenngarry Glenn Ross
What's your name?
Fuck you. That's my name.
in "Catch Me If You Can". He's an FBI* agent and very serious. Another agent is busting his ballz about not getting their jokes.
Hanks: Knock Knock
Agent: Who's there?
Hanks: Go eff yourself
Was a very entertaining watch and great acting all around. I'm curious to see how Bradley Cooper follows up this performance in Hangover 3 (final chapter) coming out Memorial Day weekend.
Apocalypse Now is one of the greatest movies ever made. As far as under the radar films go, I'd agree with Jacob's Ladder and also throw in Sunshine. I also really like There Will be Blood, The Professional, and Primal Fear.
yep, sunshine was kick ass
Akira, He Got Game, and Requiem for a Dream
edit: also, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and Kelly's Heros
Worlds fastest Indian
Big trouble little china
Tops of my list
I'd put the Road Warrior right up there as well.
Memento for under the radar movie.
I've always liked some of Sidney Lumet's films in particular, so count "The Verdict", "Serpico", "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon" among some of my favorites.
As for a movie that I thought was good and didn't get a whole lot of attention, at least in the US, it would have to be the German film "Goodbye, Lenin!" - very clever film, I thought. Another one that was obscure but a decent adaptation, in my opinion, was HBO's adaptation of "Barbarians At The Gate" from the early 1990s, based on the Bryan Burrough and John Heylar work about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco.
Goodbye Lenin! is excellent. Such a great movie.
Other under the radar movies I've seen recently:
"Win win" - Paul Giammatti in an excellent, simple character story about a struggling lawyer/high school wrestling coach taking in a troubled teen.
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" - Pyschological thriller about a troubled/possessed teen with superb acting (Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller). Very chilling and disturbing - not disturbing in a "gross out" way, but disturbing in the sense that it is totally believable and kind of scary to consider this movie's place in our society today (that's a weird, shadowy description, but I can't really explain it better without giving away too much).
Color of Money as most underrated
The Verdict, a movie about a drunken lawyer seeking redemption starring Paul Newman & Charlotte Rampling
Noi, a quirky funny film from a rather bleak part of Iceland
Auditon, a Japanese horror flick that'll get under your skin
Detroit 9000, blaxploitation film par excellence
Bill Cunningham New York as a unlikely fascinating documentary
Fellini's Roma for an insider's look at a great city
I even think Nacho Libre also qualifies as underrated.
Goodness, there's so many excellent underrated films out there.
That's creepy as shit.
kiiiiri kiri kiri kiri...
Not as old as some of these, but Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer is a great one. Sort of a modern semi-comedic take on film noir, not a parody movie though
Grosse Pointe Blank.
... and almost anything John C's in
More than any other movie...maybe Almost Famous is a close second.
-City Of God
-Children of Men
-What About Bob
-So I Married and Axe Murderer
.....all underappreciated IMO (although I do think City of God had some oscar nominations, you don't hear much of it)
also.....Django Unchained is one of the most entertaining films of our generation, although I know it's popular, Les Mis was great too.
upvoted for Children of Men.
I have a lot of movies that I loved, but if I have to pick a favorite I have to say that is Forrest Gump, the one movie I have watched over and over again without ever getting sick of it. As far as underrated goes, Lord of War. I am actually surprised as to how under the radar that movie is. If you like foreign flicks, Gangster is a wonderfully produced Bollywood movie. Worst movie I have ever seen that I still love would be Rubber.
My Under the Radar Movies go to:
Suicide Kings - '97
Boondock Saints - '99
hahaha...I'll have a coke! mmmmm...tell me one more.
Unfortunately Boondock Saints II, one of the worst sequels of all-time.
Boondock Saints is the source for some of the best movie quotes ever.
Sleepers or Bronx Tale is my pick for UTR.
Yeah, I like Deniro.
Strange Brew is like the best movie ever, eh
"It's a jelly!"
The Prestige is one of the most under-the-radar great movies. Nolan made it between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The Batman movies cast a large shadow on it.
This is a phenomenal movie. Highly recommend it.
Agreed, phenomenal atmospherics, great characters and several interesting twists throughout. Highly recommend.
Groundhog Day...best ever.
The Secret in their Eyes
The Last of the Mohicans
Gross Point Blank
CIty of God
All the Real Girls
Daniel Day-Lewis is a beast in Last of the Mohicans.
You get a bit different sense of Hawkeye in different DVD versions. I forget which expands on some of his dialogue. There were at least 3 scenes cut short where he's said more, usually a quip in his response.
When first arriving at the fort, one buddy of his already there asks him, "We didn't think you and Uncas were joining in this fight." Hawkeye's response is, "We didn't." Yet in the other DVD he adds, "We just stopped in to see how you boys were doin."
When they're walking to get to the fort in the conversation between Duncan and Hawkeye, Duncan asks, "There is a war, how is it you are headed west?" Hawkeye responds, "Well we face to the north and real sudden like turn left." (Great response by the way). Hawkeye adds, "We ain't your scout, not your damn militia either." In the extended version of the conversation he adds, "Clear it up any?"
There's at least one more but can't remember off the top of my head. Unfortunately I have the sortened version on DVD (also the last fight scene is modified). In the version I have, the last blow to Magwa is shown in a slow motion/blurry shot. The original is just a normal shot which is much better IMO.
Spaceballs. It has everything you need in a movie, comedy, drama, action, romance,suspense.
Under the radar-Dirty Work and Kung Pow
every day for a month in high school... Norm McDonald is pure comedic genius in that movie.
with Charles Bronson
Safety Not Guaranteed. Recently watched on Netflix and is very good.
Under the radar and awesome is Chopper. It's similar to Bronson but actually a good movie and came out years before Bronson.
The Departed. Greatest movie of all time.
Probably in my top 5 comedies... WAY underrated. Phil Hartman makes anything better but Sinbad is hilarious in that movie.
King Fu Hustle is another great flick.
perfect role for Bruce Willis
"What's in the box?!"
"What's in the box?!"
-Moon http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/?ref_=sr_4 Really cool movie done in 2009. I have never really been into Sci-Fi movies, but if you have some time and want to relax, this is a good Psychological Sci-Fi movie. It gets better and better as it goes on.
You can't mention this film without noting that the director is DAVID F'N BOWIE's son.
The Big Lebowski
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
V for Vendetta
The Living Daylights
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
The Godfather/ part II
The Maiden Heist
Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
I could go on forever...
...but V for Vendetta was awful.
saw it mentioned on the Nerdist and checked it out... thought it was very good.
I thought this was about Under the radar movies. I see movies on here that have won awards. How is that under the radar?
Thread title says favorites and under the radar
yes, I was wrong. That's what I get for having kids distract me.
Oh, and Kenneth Brannagh's Hamlet...
Does great work with Shakespeare. Hamlet is good but I prefer his Othello.
Is Much Ado About Nothing.
Though an underrated one of his flicks is Dead Again.
Earth Girls Are Easy
I think Beautiful Girls is underrated. It's not amazing or anything, but I thought the cast was great and a young Natalie Portman, especially, kicks ass.
Among my well-known favorites:
The Maltese Falcon
A Night at the Opera
Touch of Evil
Some lesser-known ones:
The Big Heat
High and Low
Did you know Duel was first released as a "made for TV" movie? I remember watching it on ABC as a kid and being scared shitless of truck's when driving with my parents for a while.
First glimpse of what we now know as road rage.
The giveaway of it being made-for-TV is the font used for the credits is the same one used for every TV show/movie for something like a 10 year span back then.
You can really see hints of Jaws in that film, not to mention hints of Spielberg's face in the car's rear view mirror.
Richard Matheson, which he adapted for the movie. He also wrote I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come, and the Twilight Zone episode " Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", plus many others.
My personal under the radar movie is Charade. I saw it during a film festival at the Stanford Theatre (shows lots of old movies in a wonderful venue) with movies like North by Northwest. I had never heard of it before and it is brilliant. "Where had this movie been all my life, and why haven't I heard of it before?!" was our reaction. The dialogue is fantastic:
"I already know an awful lot of people and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else. "
"Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know. "
"Ha! She batted them pretty little eyes at you and you fell for it like an egg from a tall chicken!"
Big Trouble in Little China -- this is Jack Burton on the pork chop express
Mr. Mom -- 220, 221, whatever it takes
Clue -- Mr. Body's body, it's gone
Roadhouse - Left Boot
Red Dawn (original) -- one of the greatest films ever made. WOLVERINES!
Big Trouble in Little China -- this is Jack Burton on the pork chop express
Mr. Mom -- 220, 221, whatever it takes
Clue -- Mr. Body's body, it's gone
Roadhouse - Left Boot
Red Dawn (original) -- one of the greatest films ever made. WOLVERINES!
...Red Dawn. Wolverines indeed!
Having said that, I recently rewatched it and it's odd how geo-politics have shifted in relation to that film. In the movie, of course, a bunch of American teenage kids retreat to the mountains & wage a guerrila war against an invading enemy power. And now it's hard not to look at a place like Afghanistan & see how the tables are turned (i.e., America as the invading power & young kids resorting to suicide bombs to retaliate). Weird how times changes.
Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver takes the cake for that series.
Ticks, Slugs, Chopping Mall, The Stuff, Slumber Party Massacre, The Gate, One Dark Night
Heat is pretty awesome!
Debbie does Dallas had no clue what that was about
I personally can't enter a movie conversation without mentioning Shawshank Redemption, but I think the most underrated movie is the original Muppet Movie (1979). Its even better when you have kids.
If you're feeling naughty, though, I highly recommend "Lawrence of a Labia". Fantastic character development...
Last of the Mohicans. Great cinematography, great soundtrack.
Cold Mountain also very good.
Fiday Night Lights - my favorite sports movie. Lead me to Explosions in the Sky...one of my (if not my) favorite band.
28 Days Later - my favorite 'horror' movie. Not that big into horror films but this one struck me.
Have to agree, Boondock Saints is a great under the radar film.
Any architecture enthusiasts out there: My Architect. Very good film on Louis Kahn directed by his son.
Good topic. I've scrolled the thread and have lots of movies written down I may need to see now!
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Most underrated: A River Runs Through It
For you sci-fi people: Serenity
Some of the best comedys ever: Bazzing Saddles and History of the World - Part 1
The one movie I have seen about 14,000 times: Princess Bride
Semi-acceptable chick flick: Notting Hill
I've probably seen Princess Bride about as many times as you have and it will never, ever, get old. INCONCIEVABLE!.
shut up - you know you LOVE Notting Hill. That's OK. Accept your true self.
Favorite: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (don't judge)
Under the radar: Oldboy
UTR- Dazed and Confused
and I literally mean ANY movie written/directed by Jim Jarmusch. The guy is really a genius. Can't believe he's not better renown.
I also really like the earlier Woody Allen (Manhattan, Annie Hall, etc.). Not really under the radar, but most people can't stand him or his movies. But Woody has a way of getting under your skin and those earlier movies are really masterpieces.
Jarmusch is great!
La Haine, one of my top 10, few people know about it.
A fantastic French, gritty, B&W film from about 2000 (?) about Paris kid gangsters. Great, great film... it's not a foreign art film, btw.
favorite family movie: School of Rock. Just fantastic and it still makes me laugh every time.
Movies: shawshank redemption and inglorious bastards
OFFICE SPACE ftw
Jarhead/FMJ for something patriotic
Caddyshack is the all time best
But there's no cure for the blues, like Varsity Blues
Thin Red Line
Dr. Strangelove, OHISWALTLTB
Cloud Atlas - recently seen - just loved it.
School of Rock
Swimming to Cambodia
Children of Men
Fab Five and Hoop Dreams (not really, but favorite sports movies)
Favorite: Back to the Future, part II
Of the three, why Back to the Future 2?
We watched it when I was in high school and I loved it. This is a great movie.
Great movie. Though not ideal for the first movie you see after a parent dies.
Maybe the most underrated Burton movie is Ed Wood.
...Pee Wee's Big Adventure? I honestly can't remember.
...but the coolest thing about it is when the school band plays for Edward Bloom while he is in college, they are actually playing the Victors.
Favorite: Back to the Future, part II
A little weird and hard to follow, but one of those movies that is open to interpretation. I love it.
Great music, performers, cameos and quite funny. Actually considered a musical.
Underrated: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988 version)
Michael Caine and Steve Martin are brilliant. Great ending twist for first-time viewers. Can watch this a couple of times a year and always laugh. Love it!
Not really sure what my actual absolute favorite movie is. I'd be leaving out a lot of good ones by picking one. It might just have to be Tommy Boy, or maybe Jurassic Park since when that came out I was, like, right in that movie's wheelhouse for a target audience that would walk out of the theater with their mind completely and totally blown by the awesomeness. (I was 11. You could probably say it was the first "grown-up" movie I saw in the theater.)
For under-the-radar stuff, that pick is easy: Titus. It's Julie Taymor's (she's more famous for the stage production of The Lion King) adaptation of Titus Andronicus, which is one of Shakespeare's goriest, nastiest (and for that matter, itself very under-the-radar) plays. It's fantastic. Takes place in a very anachronistic version of Rome and has some serious talent in it, notably Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange.
Some Favorite Under The Radar Films
The Conversation (Gene Hackman as Private Investigator Harry Caul plus John "Fredo" Cazale and a young Harrison Ford)
The List Of Adrian Messenger (George C. Scott and campy cameos from Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra)
Don’t Look Now (1973 thriller directed by Nicholas Roeg featuring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, the canals of Venice, Italy, a memorable love scene and a shocking ending)
House Of Games (1987 feature that David Mamet wrote and directed, with Joe Mantegna and Lindsay Crouse, Mamet’s wife at the time, plus a great supporting cast in a memorable con game)
Festival Express (documentary of the musical caravan from Toronto to Winnipeg to Calgary on a train in 1970 with The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band and others)
The Kids Are Alright (The Who’s on first in this 1979 documentary of their career)
Where's Poppa? (a.k.a Going Ape) (Ruth Gordon and George Segal as mother and son, Lucky Charms and Pepsi for breakfast, Rob Reiner before he became Michael "Meathead" Stivic and a memorable chase through Central Park)
- The Station Agent (Peter Dinklage before he became Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, Bobby Cannavale before he became Gyp Rosetti in Boardwalk Empire and Patricia Clarkson before she became Patti "Mrs. Herb" Brooks in Miracle)
Midnight Meat Train
John Dies at the End
"Memento" Christopher Nolan. Highly recommend.
Under the radar: Hot Fuzz. I have never laughed harder in a theater. For some reason everyone's seen Shaun of the Dead, but many fewer have seen Hot Fuzz despite it being IMHO much funnier.
I think Hot Fuzz is funnier because we grew up with the action films that it satirizes/pays homage to, but the premise of Shaun of the Dead is better.
I'm a huge fan of Gangs of New York. That Bill the Butcher is one hell of a character.
Seriously though, any movie with Daniel Day-Lewis is phenomenal.
"I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE"
...ending of There Will Be Blood.
UTR- The Burbs' and The Program.
Hans Klopek... excellent movie to throw out there!
...the Burbs is one of the worst movies of all time.
Your 2nd favorite Hanks movie must be Joe vs. the Volcano...and favorite Chevy Chase movie is Nothing But Trouble.
Star Wars as a favorite.
Under the radar is tougher...so many good ones and what qualifies as UtR? I mean, are Kevin Smith movies UtR? Probably not with this crowd, but to the general public. I saw Charade mentioned as a favorite above, but I'm not sure how many have seen it in this day and age. Does the cheese of Flash Gordon qualify? Then there some movies that made good money but maybe underrated with how much money comic book movies are making- I think Sin City is awesome, and Watchmen underrated because I don't think it ever could satisfy all expectations. Moulin Rouge is a great musical if you're ok with melodramatic camp. But I guess if I'm going to try and stick with one that people go "WHA?" on, I'd say Shall We Dance? The original Japanese version, not that Jennifer Lopez remake nonsense. I love that movie.
I have seen it so many times, I know most of the lines. (Drives my wife crazy). Other favorites: Shawshank Redemption, Saving Private Ryan, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Forrest Gump, The Wedding Singer, The Usual Suspects, Shrek, The Bridesmaids, Crimson Tide, Tombstone, The Unforgiven, Scent of a Woman, School of Rock, Silence of The Lambs. I could go on.
A Korean horror film, "Thirst," directed by Park Chan-wook, who also directed "Old Boy." It's a vampire film, but one that grapples with the morality of it, and it is darkly funny at times.
Another underrated Korean film is "Memories of Murder," about a rural detective who tries to solve a serial murder - a slow-paced but satisfying mystery thriller.
"Tell No One" is another great mystery-thriller (French), heavy on the thrills.
The BBC serial adaptation of "Wallander" starring Kenneth Branaugh is very good; really great atmosphere. I think most people will like it better than the Swedish adaptation ("Henning Mankell's Wallander"), which is also very good but focuses more on the day-to-day job of being a police detective and less on the psychological toil that being immersed in murder cases puts on one's emotional state.
Movie had to be Frequency. Great story, suspenseful, and full of emotion. It also deals with that age old father-son relationship with a well done twist on time travel.
Four Brothers is also up there for under the radar. Perhaps I like it because it's set in Detroit (like Gran Torino, another great film), but I gotta give it up for Mark Mark.
Favorite movie - probably The Patriot.
Gummo. The disturbing nature of it keeps your interest, but you end up wishing you could undo seeing it.
come out to play-i-ay
3 UTR movies everyone should watch (foreign, but impressive):
1. Lives of Others
2. The Counterfeiters
3. Tell No One
A last movie I'll throw in that's great is The Debt (with Hellen Mirren and Jessica Chastain before she hit it big).
The Prestige and The Illusionist were both great movies that a lot of people I've talked to haven't seen.
Kind of common in Hollywood
It's about the entire state of Ohio.
Saving Private Ryan has to be one of the greatest of all time for me. Also, cant pick favorites without the movies Blow, A Beautiful Mind, and Ferris Beuler's Day Off.
For an under the radar type movie, Zoolander is halarious.
...just kidding. Under the radar sports movie...Warrior. Not really into UFC...but this movie was surprisingly good.
Acceptable chick flick...Love Actually.
Love the Memento, Last of Mohicans, Usual Suspects, Tomstine, Gladiator, True Romance, Snatch, Lock, Stock..., Almost Famous, Better off Dead posts. I love BTILC...but it is a terrible movie!
Some more awesome movies I did not see above...Traffic, No Country For Old Men, True Grit, Royal Tenenbaums, LA Confidential, The Big Chill, Swingers, Jaws, Fugitive, Kingsom of Heaven, The Two Towers, Empire Stikes Back, Dazed and Confused...and I love Old School, Hangover and Wedding Crashers.
The Big Chill and No Country For Old Men.
...about Michigan alums...created by a Michigan alum...a classic. Old Country was just a bad ass movie.
a terrible movie. It is the pinnacle of the action comedy genre. You can like or dislike that genre in general, but it is one of the best of it's kind.
"China is here? I don't even know what the hell that means!"
... watched it at least 50 times as a kid. Cinematic masterpiece it is not. Pinnacle of action/comedy...meh. Try Beverly Hills Cop, Lethal Weapon, Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Die Hard, 48 Hours...Even Remo Williams! But given your Avatar and the fact u liked the Burbs...I am not going to change your mind.
American History X and No Country For Old Men. Under the radar Would be Kids
- I Saw The Devil (2010) - A voilent South Korean thriller. It's crazy and super intense.
- In Bruges (2008) - Black comedy with Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Ralph Fiennes
- RocknRolla (2008) - Guy Rtiche crime comedy caper film like Snatch. Big cast list with Gerard Butler, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Jermey Piven, Ludacris, Toby Kebbell, Thandie Newton, and Tom WIlkinson. It's a fun ride.
- Dead Man's Shoes (2004) - British psychological revenge thriller. Army vet returns home to help his brother deal with the local gang. The ending brings it all together
Pulp Fiction, Dazed and Confused, Dumb and Dumber, Tommyboy, Friday Night Lights, Troy, Goonies, Spider-Man 1,2,3, The Hangover, 40 year old virgin...just to name a few.
but my choice for under-the-radar movie is Chronicles of Riddick. I'm a huge fan of good sci-fi, and I think it's one of best of that genre ever made.
This probably doesn't qualify as under-the-radar, but Reservoir Dogs is awesome.
Also Amores Perros, The Devil's Backbone, and Pan's Labyrinth.
...Chronicles is awesome.
... I see Chronicles as a mish-mash of potentially interesting science fiction themes ground together as backdrops for the putative action scenes on which the plot is overlaid to tie them together. I do watch for a bit when it's on because those action scenes are visually striking but I wouldn't call it great science fiction.
What about it puts it in that category for you?
Reservoir Dogs is the second-bloodiest movie I've ever seen behind only the second half of Event Horizon (the first half of which is quite good and abandoned in the second half when the director punts and says "Release The Blood!"). An excellent movie though, as little of the blood is gratuitous.
Is the 2nd bloodiest Tarantino movie.
...Mr. Blonde's ear cutting scene is pretty unnerving.
Gritty, interesting plot, action packed sci-fi fight sequences, great special effects, hot chick, makes you forget that you are watching a Vin Diesel movie...nobody saw it.
It is one of the funniest and more original movies have ever seen without knowing anything about it going in. I recommend it to everyone.
I second this. Worthy addition to the list of underrated films. At the forefront of the new genre of comedic horror films.
"If you hurt my dog, imma....I'm gonna be really mad"
"Officer, we've had a doozy of a day."
One of my favorite underrated movies is Law Abiding Citizen. Highly recommend that one.
All time favorites are Godfather I and II, The Empire Strikes Back, and the Dark Knight.
As far as underrated movies goes how about Dark City, and Oldboy. A more recent film but doesn't really qualify as underrated is The Cabin in the Woods, great flick, and the elevator scene is nothing less than pure gold.
...so many movies like the Matrix ripped off that movie. Cabin in the Woods was a blast...so was origin Evil Dead!
The Evil Dead is great. As far as horror/comedy films go, I like Idle Hands, Club Dread, and Cabin Fever.
...the Devil's Rejects.
I have watched all of his movies that are on instant stream. Have to say I recommend all of them. They are all darker than most U.S. movies, esp the revenge trilogy.
Terrific mystery/suspense film with great dialogue. Thug George Kennedy tells Peck, "I owe you some pain, Mr. Stillwell" just before beating the shit out of him.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned 2001: A Space Odyssey or Blade Runner yet. Those are some great sci-fi flicks, although not under the radar.
Are you serious Clark?
...but one of the most underrated shows (not movie) is Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job. If catch it at the right time, it's pure brilliance.
How about, "Check it out with Dr. Steve Brule" I love John C. Reilly in that role.
In Chicago. His Mr. Cellophane is fantastic.
God I love Steve Brule too. I have never laughed so hard!
Is one of my top 3. I've given up on trying to recruit new viewers. Rarely do people get it or find it funny. Either you love it or hate it. It's truly one of those shows. It's fun to be out and here people reference it. It's so common and boring to hear the typical Will Ferrell (i.e. "you're my boy blue")movie reference. When I hear someone reference it, said person and myself usually bond over our favorite Tim and Eric characters.
The Right Stuff
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Judgement at Nuremberg
My under the radar movie: The Lives of Others
Couldn't name all of my favorites but two of my favorite UTR movies from the last couple of years is Goon and Four Lions. Both movies had me laughing for days afterward.
good UTR comedy
...Chevy Chase at his best.
No Fletch Lives??
Outside Providence is hilarious. Easily the most under rated and under the radar movie the Farrelly Bros have ever done.
Also, agree with everyone on True Romance. And Hot Tub Time Machine was much funnier than I expected it to be.
Favorite movie: Jaws
Most Underrated: Clifford (Martin Short comedy 1994)
A realy fun Korean Spaghetti Western.
I like me some sci fi
these are the more "under the radar" variety, but they are all awesome.
Brotherhood of the Wolf, Hard Boiled, The Killer, & The Raid: Redemption. Need a good action flick? Can't go wrong with any of those.
"What the Bleep do We Know?"
It launched a few careers in the quantum physics/personal development field.
Incredibly seedy Secret Service movie from the 80s. Willem Dafoe is a brilliant bad guy, Billy Petersen phenomenal as a win at all cost agent, as is Turturro as his partner.
Will always be my favorite movie.
Favorite comedy: wedding crashers
Utr: : boondock saints.
Classic Film Noir with Robert Michum and Kirk Douglas.