Hans Klopek... excellent movie to throw out there!
Mike Lantry, 1972
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.
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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
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