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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 2

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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Funeral (1996)
One of the most outstanding, most unique gangster films you'll ever see. But holy crap there needs to be a widescreen version released soon HOTDAMMIT.


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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Anguish (1987)
Small budget horror that is so fucking good you'll be straight up FLABBERGASTED! Don't read ANY plot summaries on this thing cause most of them ruin the damn movie. BRILLIANTLY INVENTIVE FLICK.
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Running Time (1997)
Like Hitchcock's Rope, shot in 8-10 minute realtime shots that are woven together with invisible cuts to give the illusion of a one take movie. But Jimmy Stewart is switched out for Bruce B MOVIE GOD Campbell and bank robbery is the plot direction of choice rather than murder for fun. Must see real time sex scene with Bruce Campbell having sex with a prostitute in the back of a van.
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People who added this item 331 Average listal rating (195 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Tesis (1996)
First rate Spanish thriller about a snuff film and one woman determined to unravel the mystery of it all. The lighting-match-after-match scene creates some UNREAL amounts of suspense. MUST SEE FLICK.
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Blue Collar (1978)
Richard Pryor, Yaphet Kotto, and Harvey Keitel directed by Paul Schrader. Those 4 names live up to the potential with Pryor delivering a legit Oscar caliber performance. I don't know what "mini-masterpiece" means exactly but I'd apply it to this gem.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Mucho funny coming of age teen sex comedy type thing that I've seen a good number of times. One scene that happens: Schwartz from A Christmas Story, now all growns up, eats a piece of watermelon after he made sweet, tender love to it.
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
Opera (1987)
When it comes to Argento this one is usually ranked below Suspiria, Deep Red and Tenebre but it's my favorite when it comes to that crazy Italian bastard. I mean this thing is one of the most visually impressive films I've ever witnessed. Stylized giallo horror at its lurid best.
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People who added this item 244 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
For 1959 this flick is so tremendously fucked up. A disturbing subtle twist at the end, Elizabeth Taylor showing off her goodies in a white swimsuit that is practically invisible, and Katherine Hepburn stealing every scene she's in.
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Bear (1988)
REAL BEARS OH MY GOD RUN! Simultaneously heartwarming and excruciating. Loved this movie ever since I got the pleasure of seeing it in the theater.
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
An ambitious, supernatural blaxploitation flick with some truly memorable whacked out performances and solid, grimy direction. Plus, Louis Gosset Jr. as a fiery preacher can't be forgotten. Distinct as hell entry to this sub-genre.


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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
Jerry and Tom (1998)
This is dark comedy in one of its finest forms. Sam Rockwell busts many a guts and the Ted Danson cameo scene always floors my ass. Beautiful scene melding transitions have never been done so smooth as they are in this.
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People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Dead & Buried (1981)
The last 10-15 minutes is pure horror genre bliss. Co-written by Dan O'Bannon.



Keyser Söze!
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
The first 3 minutes of this movie is beautiful mouth agape wtfness. Great movie about the bizarre bonds of love and the silly power of the past, written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.
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People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
A Peter Falk and John Cassavetes "buddy" crime/drama/comedy that makes it hard to take your eyes off those two. This film left an impression in me five miles deep and when Peter Falk jumps over the counter at the diner MANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.
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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Revanche (2008)
If you want a methodical character based crime/drama with messed up human beings, bank robbery, a sadistic almost blow job scene, philosophical revenge, and wood chopping, then watch this bitch!


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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
White Dog (1982)
Sam Fuller tells the story of a dog who has been trained to attack black people on sight. Powerful filmmaking down into the marrowed bone.
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People who added this item 187 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
The 4th Man (1983)
Paul Verhoeven and spiders and sex and violence and pupil wrecking images and blood and tits and yeah, Verhoeven stuff. One bitchin' movie.





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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Rush (1991)
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Patric own this movie all the place. Superb true crime moviemaking based on a true story.

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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Ole Bill Murray doing the drama thing for the first time. Or at least one of the first times, I'm not sure exactly but it works and I really dig it.
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Star 80 (1983)
Eric Roberts turns in one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema. MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST MUST SEE.
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Peter Weller's mission to kill a single rat that is terrorizing him in his apartment slowly takes over his life...and mind. Groovy and unusual lesser known 80s thriller.



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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
A reality show where the purpose is to actually kill the other contestants. 7 enter, only 1 may leave errr live. Strange, dark, spot on satire.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
The Birthday (2004)
Charming, random, bewildering, crazed, hilarious, shocking, marvelous, bloody, apocalyptic and...Corey Feldman. In seriously, the best performance of his career.

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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Rapture (1991)
Don't ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever be this religious.
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
The Hidden (1987)
Action mixed with Sci-Fi mixed with Horror and it is AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Flamethrowers in slo-motion = heaven.
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Pitch black comedy with some meat to it directed by Alan Arkin. Donald Sutherland's monologue as the super hippy preacher should be seen by anyone who loves movies.
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People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Hukkle (2002)
A cryptic tale of images and sounds and jet planes and hiccups and death. Can you figure out what is going on? Well you might not be able to cause it's really fucking peculiar.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Vagrant (1992)
Oh what the fuck did I just watch??????????? Oh where the shit can I please buy the DVD and poster immediately!?!??!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??
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It's the Raymond J. Barry show! Starring Raymond J. Barry!
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Street Trash (1987)
"Eraserhead meets Night of the Living Dead on the set of Texas Chainsaw Massacre"
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People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Beast (1988)
Criminally underrated war movie about the Afghan/Russian tussle with Jason Patric in the lead. Astounding stuff that will probably continue to be ignored when war flicks are brought up on message boards.
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People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Jack the Bear (1993)
The little kid going as a Nazi for Halloween is one thing that REALLY sticks out in my mind in this one of a kind drama.
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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
Society (1989)
That ending. That goddamn kooky ending.
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Brain Donors (1992)
Gag filled Marx Brothers type stuff with John Turturro. Your chest might hurt like a point blank double barrel shotgun blast from all the laughing.
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People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
Off Limits (1988)
Buddy cop action in Vietnam with Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines playing it intense and sweaty. This was forty drums of butt better than I expected and needs more love!!! BAD ASS FLICK TO THE MAX.
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tin Men (1987)
Danny Devito and Richard Dreyfuss are funny. This movie proves it.
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
Asian cinema that is purty and historically true.
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People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 4.9
Lance Henriksen (cop) vs. Brion James (supernatural serial killer) is all you really need to know. So much freakin' genre flick fun and the electric chair execution scene is so over the top I'm still smiling like a dipshit.



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People who added this item 204 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Albel Ferrara's version. Best of the lot imo but then again I'm a dumbass.
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Breaking In (1989)
This movie...is truly...funny as shit. Small concept character driven comedy with Burt Reynolds and Casey Siemaszko as low level crooks who decide to team up. Written by John Sayles and directed by Bill Forsyth.

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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Offence (1973)
Sean Connery and Sidney Lumet team up again for this gut wrenching cop drama about a child molestation investigation. Primal and savage with a funky atmosphere you won't forget.
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Funnier than Dazed and Confused. Clifton Collins Jr kills it.
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People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
Best delivery of the word "cunt" I've ever heard and Jeff Bridges is the asshole delivering it. Another late career Hal Ashby that doesn't get enough praise.
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People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Biggest travesty ever: Treat Williams not getting an Oscar nomination for this 3 hour Lumet epic cop drama that is 20 times better than Serpico.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.5
Dirty. Violent. Gorgeous. Trash. And one of the most sickening and stylized uses of parallel action cross cutting I've ever seen. Some sweet SUPER slo-mo too.
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People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Eerie little seen based on a true story serial killer tale.

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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Brain Dead (1990)
It's like a low budget David Lynch flick with the two Bills, Paxton and Pullman. Roger Corman produced. MUST SEE.
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
A musical involving claymation, zombies, and suicide. Takashi Miike at his nuttiest.
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
A redneck version of Fargo with elements of Elmore Leonard. Bill Paxton is the southern cop waiting on the two villians, Billy Boy Thornton and Michael Beach, to show up in his town and it features some of the best subtle, natural child acting I've seen in a long time.
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Stacy Keach and a bunch of crazy motherfuckers keep you captivated the whole way. Written and Directed by William Peter Blatty, author/screenwriter of The Exorcist. Unforgettable fuggin' flick.
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Not every flick here is a top to bottom masterpiece (well some are dammit) but I will guarantee you that every flick is filled with an OH SHIT moment or two or strives for something big n' bold n' ballsy or will be branded into your brain until the very day you die. Or just all 3. Enjoy ya rat basta'ds!

Also, some are just amazing some are just underrated some are just obscure and some are just bizarre but most of the time there's a little mix n matching crossover going on but don't expect each flick to meet all four criteria. All I know is all these flicks just need more love.

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Posted: 6 years, 12 months ago at Dec 22 20:21
hey everyone shut up, Jay's talking.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Jan 5 15:31
you watch some very weird stuff, man...
Very interesting selection.

I'm not so wild about Ferrara's Body Snatchers, though. A matter of taste, I guess.
Posted: 6 years, 7 months ago at May 20 9:12
Watched Suddenly, Last Summer not terribly long ago and that movie really blew me away in many ways! Seriously, what a ride.

Some very intriguing stuff here. Loved One False Move-- very much not the film I expected and one with a keen sense of pure, palpable danger in so many scenes. Very well done. And thanks for including The Bear. Haven't thought about that film in ages! What a treat.
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Aug 27 20:24
Awesome recommendations! Bookmarked.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 5 3:34
Voted, bookmarked & watchlist. I love you.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 7 19:25
Nice call on Suddenly Last Summer, to call it fucked up is being kind.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 8 13:31
I have seen only 6 of those...
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 9 11:22
"Jack the Bear" is one of the most AUTHENTICALLY 'moving' sleeper hits ever put on the big screen. You'd have to be made of stone not to be affected by it! It doesn't FORCE you to cry for it like most tear-jerkers try to...
Edit: 5 years, 6 months ago
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 6 15:34
Interesting selections! You definitely got my vote.

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