Most Underrated/Hidden Gem Movies

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  1. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

    rockthecasbah

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    Inspired by the hidden gem video game thread, I thought it appropriate to expand the idea to movies. So what are some of your favorite movies that never got recognized by the masses or ones where you have disagreed with "reviews" and thought the movie deserved much more credit than it was given?

    My list includes:

    Harold And Maude
    Stranger Than Fiction
    The Science Of Sleep
    UHF
    Me And You And Everyone We Know
     
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    Big Trouble in Little China.


    A classic that never gets old. Love to see a sequel!
     
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    The Parole Officer - a hilarious film based in Manchester UK, about a very unprofessional bank robbery, in order to get evidence proving an innocence in a murder case.

    a really funny british comedy!!
     
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    I definitely agree with UHF
    also Bowfinger (not particularly unknown, but definitely underappreciated)
    and Saint Ralph
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    A few of my obscure favorites:

    King of Comedy
    The Stuntman
    Slums of Beverly Hills
     
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    The Namesake
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    Enduring Love
    The New World



    Bless
     
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    A couple of my faves are :

    Falling Down
    Fifth Element
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    fifth element is fabulous.

    also i thought Punch Drunk Love was good.
    other possibles:

    Donnie Darko
    The Jacket
     
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    Dear Frankie w/ Gerard Butler

    I also recommend UHF..
     
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    Lovely movie(loved the music)....also Big fish & house of sand and fog was good.



    Bless
     
  12. wongulous macrumors 6502a

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    Die Mommie Die
    Ever After
    Howl's Moving Castle (and almost all other Miyazaki films!!! the only thing even close to Japanese animation I will watch and be able to stomach.. these are beautiful films)
    Me And You And Everyone We Know
    Requiem For A Dream
    Shortbus
    The Gift
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

    French:
    Amelie
    Angel-A
    A Very Long Engagement (another Audrey)
    He Love Me, He Loves Me Not (AMAZING, and yet another Audrey... I swear it's not just because I like her, they're all great films in different ways.)
    Water Drops on Burning Rocks

    Run Lola Run (German)

    Documentaries:
    Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room
    Unconstitutional
    Who Killed The Electric Car?
    Why We Fight
     
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    dead men don't wear plaid
    payback
    wag the dog


    this is going to be a fun thread...
     
  14. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Am I missing something with this film, because people I know love it, and yet I remember it as being arguably the worst film I ever saw...

    The first 30 minutes were promising enough, but by the time you get to the blue opera-singing alien I was on the floor, trying to kill myself. :eek:

    Looking at Metacritic now... Reviews say 52%, but users say a massive 90%.

    Perhaps it's like puffin- an acquired taste.
     
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    Seconded on these two, Requiem for a Dream is an amazing film.

    Great thread! May have to add some of these to my LoveFilm list (European version of Netflix)
     
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    its one of those movies that you just can't take seriously. its a truly fun film to me. just action and a bit over the top in every way
     
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    i like that movie...and a lot of bruce willis stuff...

    12 monkeys
     
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    Momento
    A Clockwork Orange
    Donnie Darko
    π (pi)
    Herold and Kumar Go To White Castle :)
    Leon The Professional
    Behind The Mask

    and if you have never seen them Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction
     
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    Both of these are Westerns.. (I'm kind of into them now :D)

    The Quick and The Dead: Kind of cheesy at times, but has a pretty good script and some decent action.
    Purgatory: The plot's a bit too fantasized, but otherwise I like it quite a bit.
     
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    Princess and the Warrior (german) _ same guy and actress as Run Lola Run

    Brother (japanese)- Same director/actor as Zatoichi

    Gypsy Caravan - more documentary than movie

    Mists of Avalon - based off Marion Zimmer Bradleys Bestseller, quite good.

    Schultze gets the Blues (german)
     
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    a few off the top of my head:

    -Brazil

    -John Carpenter's "The Thing" (simply the best creature FX in any horror movie, ever. EVER.)

    -Coneheads

    -Memento

    -Man with a Movie Camera

    -Amores Perros

    -Children of Men

    -Blow-Up

    -Helvetica
     
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    Waking Ned Divine

    Me and You and Everyone We Know

    I know I own a couple others, but I can't think of them right now.
     
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    Surprised nobody's mentioned this one yet - it's one of my favorites:

    Grosse Point Blank
     

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