OT: Favorite Movie/Best Under Radar Movie

Submitted by DirkMcGurk on March 9th, 2013 at 7:17 AM
Since the Denard voting fest is done and it is going to be a grind till 4 pm tomorrow I thought this would help pass the time. Simple thing just post your favorite movie(s) or maybe a lesser known movie you found to be a great under the radar movie, or hell just a good recent movie you seen lately.



March 9th, 2013 at 9:07 AM ^

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).

French West Indian

March 9th, 2013 at 9:05 AM ^

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

and of course some of the work of William Klein such as Qui êtes vous Polly Magoo and Mr. Freedom.

I even think Nacho Libre also qualifies as underrated. 


Goodness, there's so many excellent underrated films out there.


March 9th, 2013 at 9:11 AM ^

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


March 9th, 2013 at 9:18 AM ^

-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.


March 9th, 2013 at 9:20 AM ^

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.


March 9th, 2013 at 9:24 AM ^

I was let down by Apocalypse Now.. The movie starts out really good but the ending was a real big let down. The best Vietnam movie is Full Metal Jacket or Platoon..

Ground hog day is a classic.. Especially if you havent seen it in a while.. Bill Murray is excellent

Requiem for a Dream makes me never want to heroin.. Great movie though


March 9th, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

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.


March 9th, 2013 at 9:35 AM ^

The Secret in their Eyes

A Separation

The Last of the Mohicans

Gross Point Blank

CIty of God

In America

All the Real Girls


Amores Perros


March 9th, 2013 at 1:19 PM ^

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.

Brown Bear

March 9th, 2013 at 9:41 AM ^

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.


March 9th, 2013 at 9:42 AM ^

Probably in my top 5 comedies... WAY underrated.  Phil Hartman makes anything better but Sinbad is hilarious in that movie.  



March 9th, 2013 at 9:46 AM ^

The Big Lebowski

Princess Mononoke

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Strange Brew

V for Vendetta

The Living Daylights



Ghost World


Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

The Prestige

The Godfather/ part II

The Maiden Heist

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country

I could go on forever...