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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.