Most Underappreciated/Underrated/Overlooked Films

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  1. ecstasy macrumors 6502

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    Hey, all ye MR members.


    A lot of the members here have great taste, as seen in their computers, setups, and music. So that must mean that good taste would be applicable to everything else, correct? (inserts obligatory smiley: ;))

    Therefore, as a huge film fan, I decided to make a seemingly unpretentious film thread in which we all can share our recommendations on, as the title says, the 'Most Underappreciated/Underrated/Overlooked Films.'

    That can be anything, honestly. Everybody's opinions are different.

    I've said too much. Let me start it off with my own list:

    Dark City
    Kung Pow (yes, this movie was hilariously stupid)
    Big Trouble in Little China
    Children of Men
    11:14
    2 Days in Paris
    Murder by Death (great, glorious cast)
    Anything Else
    Lucky Number Slevin
    Rumble Fish

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    Post your favorites! :D
     
  2. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Leon (The Professional)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlbSDqa5DtU&feature=related
    -Very, very underrated. Has Gary Oldman and a few other reputable people... That's one of my favorite scenes above, it's pretty crazy.

    Dark Days
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh4s78Db5OQ
    -VERY good documentary!

    Bowfinger
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJrj4Qi27k4
    -Couple of good laughs. Has a ton of well known comedians, Jamie Kennedy, Steven Martin, Eddy Murphy, That girl from Austin Powers, Downey Jr., etc...
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I <3 you.

    + Donnie Darko.

    edit: It would be remiss of me to not mention my good Sir Didymus. I love Labyrinth, and I think it's fallen into a niche, cult-type status whereas it's a great film.
     
  4. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Dead Alive
    Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
    The Mist
    Unforgiven
    American Psycho
     
  5. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    For me it has to be the classic "About a Boy".
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Lost Highway
    Videodrome
    Inland Empire
    ∏ (Pi)
     
  7. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    That director gets inside your head. That and Requiem for a Dream leave images in your mind you can't get out.
     
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    I agree with your other films but this moreso! Dark Days blew me away when I first saw it. It was watchable until about half way (the twist ;)) and then I was hooked. Even watched all the extras and read the bios. Fantastic film.

    But isn't Leon well known and stuff? Everyone raved about it at college and uni.

    And I'd like to say My Neighbour Totoro. It's popular to anime folk but not as mainstream popular as Ghibli's other films. After all these years it still warms my heart, like.
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Aronofsky is great.
     
  11. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I think it's kind of fallen into something with a cult-following. It's not regarded as a classic (at least not that I know of), but there are a few fervent fans. I like Luc Besson's better known film, the fifth element, as well. Last I read, he's making another sci fi movie. Sign me up.
     
  12. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I liked Chris Tucker's scenes most in it.

    edit: If this thread were focused on video games and not movies I would put Soldier of Fortune II and the Abe's Odyssey series.
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    [​IMG]

    Before there was Skynet, there was "Colossus: The Forbin Project": technologically and politically dated, but one hell of a scary film, with one of the best final scenes of all time. I actually like this better than any of the Terminator films.

    [​IMG]

    "Dark City" predated "The Matrix" by a few months, and was frankly a better film.
     
  14. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    hardly underrated. Everyone I know likes that movie.


    In terms of guy richie movies, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is probably more "underrated"
     
  15. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Idiocracy. Possibly one of the funniest films no-ones ever heard of...

    Fox didn't like the story line (anti-capitalism undertones) once production had finished, so they didn't market it, at all... It's only been held together by good DVD and Brawndo sales...

    IMDB & trailer
     
  16. ecstasy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, this looks absolutely hilarious. Must check this out! Thanks!

    Keep the posts coming! Some movies I haven't even heard of are in this topic. :D

    To add more:

    Angel Heart
    Broken Flowers
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Better Luck Tomorrow
     
  17. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I agree, Lucky Number Slevin was insanely good, every actor/actress in that movie stepped up a notch it seemed.
     
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    Goodnight Lenin
    The Machinist


    I don't know how popular they are outside of the UK but I don't know many who have seen these (though loads have heard of Goodnight Lenin).
     
  20. andrew8404 macrumors regular

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    No Escape which starred Ray Liotta in a great action/sci-fi film back in the day!
     
  21. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    • The Fall
    • Bathory
    • Equilibrium
    • Lady in the Water
    • Ambiguous report about the end of the world
    • Mandragora
    • Cozy Dens
    • Perinbaba
    • Krabat
     
  22. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    That MOVIE IS SO STUPID LOL. It's always on Comedy Central.

    "Hey, can I have some water? I'm thirsty."
    "!?! You mean like... from the toilet?"

    They only drink poweraid in the future.
     
  23. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Donnie Darko, and of course, the greatest...

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
     

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