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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 3

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People who added this item 392 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Probably my favorite horror movie of all time.


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Grindhouse meets Artsy Fartsy in a magnificent mesh of eye screwing fury.
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Phone Box (1972)
Best short film my eyeballs have ever viewed.
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People who added this item 335 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Pusher (1996)
Danish gangster flick that will stay with you for DAYS. Everyone needs to know who Kim Bodnia is.

He's the dude smiling on the right and yeah that's Mads on the left.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5
The most schizophrenic, kitchen sink style Blaxploitation movie out there.
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Well acted character or rather family piece set in the South about two feuding families. Michael Shannon yet again shows why he's gifted as fuck in Jeff Nichols feature film debut.
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People who added this item 275 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Steve Martin's comedic masterpiece.


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Michael Haneke doesn't wrap it up in a nice little package and it's better that way. Haneke excels in those moments that force you to slowly, involuntarily flex all your muscles and and leave you exhausted by the end of a scene and make you think HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? and there are plenty here.
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Big Night (1996)
A funny ass, heartfelt food movie that will put anybody watching it in good spirits. FUCK THAT FOOD LOOKS GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meal prep.


Traditonal Risotto.


Staring at the intimidating Timpano.


Whole Branzino.


Listening to the Tampano.


Organic chicken.


Carefully cutting into the Tampano.


Suckling pig.


And finally, Timpano.


Celebration!


Plus the final 5 minute shot crushes me everytime. Poetic celluloid perfection.
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Nighthawks (1981)
Sylvester Stallone sporting poofy black hair and a complete beard n' mustache combo partners up with Billy Dee Williams, whose acting is so far over the top it's subtle, to battle international terrorist, Rutger Hauer! Cool stuff all over the place culminating in an awesome cable car set piece.

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People who added this item 272 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Just say FUCK TECHNOLOGY and move your entire family into the jungle and build a humongous ice machine. That's what goes down in this Peter Weir gem. The most impressive performance of Harrison Ford's career.
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The most psychopathic and terrifying movie ever produced by Christians. Must be seen to be believed and even then you still might not be sure.
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People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.7
Communion (1989)
Christopher Walken versus aliens so kinda like if they made Fire in the Sky but with only Mr. Walken instead. It's kinda cool n' creepy n' Walkeny.
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
This movie kicks fucking ass, plain and simple.








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People who added this item 125 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7
Hardcore (1979)
That scene where George C. Scott is wearing a mustache while pretending to cast a porn movie is some funny poop but mostly the movie is rough rough rough baby. Great mood inducing score and Peter Boyle too.
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People who added this item 224 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Watch EVERYTHING go wrong on the set of an independent movie that is being directed by the one the only, Steve Buscemi. James LeGros, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, and Peter Dinklage make up the rest of the crew/cast. Murphy's Law through n through.
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People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Absorbing true life crime documentary won an Oscar for Best Documentary.
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People who added this item 269 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Don't fuck with Bruce Dern's space plants.

OKAY!?
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dogfight (1991)
A love story done right and true.
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People who added this item 432 Average listal rating (295 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
VERY above average serial killer thriller with two of dem cool French motherfuckers that you might recanize.
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People who added this item 202 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bill Pullman plays the stupidest crook alive in one of the most underrated ridiculous comedies of all time.
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Zero Effect (1998)
Bill Pullman plays the smartest detective alive in an underrated smart mystery comedy.
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Lake Mungo (2008)
Engrossing family drama/ghost story mockumentary. Has some really spooky moments that catch you way off guard.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Raymond J. Barry claims to be the infamous shooter on the grassy knoll who really killed JFK in this cool mystery mockumentary.
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People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
A dark musical with Steve Martin leading the way. Cynical and pretty.


Christopher Walken's dance number is probably one of the top 10 things that has ever happened on Earth.
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People who added this item 315 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Stroszek (1977)
The American Dream as seen through the eyes of Werner Herzog.





And I'll never forget that dancing chicken.
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This one surprised me a damn ton. It is basically the best movie Woody Allen never made or the best flick Woody wishes he would've made. Super stirring drama/black comedy you gotta check out. GO SEE GO SEE GO SEE
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Sorcerer (1977)
William Friedkin's remake of Wages of Fear and dare I say, the one I prefer more.
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People who added this item 71 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
The story of an old man and his kitty on a road trip :) and :(
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Dear jesus this thing is brutal. Ray Winston goes balls out bastard. Directed by Gary Oldman.
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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
They don't open movies like this anymore: 15 minutes of Albert Brooks high and pathetic and stumbling around his apartment, calling old friends he hasn't talked to in years, making a complete ass of himself. Then there is the rest of the movie, which continues to rule.


"Hulk running" is a life changer.
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People who added this item 185 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Blind Fury (1989)
Rutger Hauer is basically Zatoichi trapped in a cheesy yet FUGGIN' AWESOME 80s action/comedy. It's too much fun for one sitting, I suggest two to prevent overload. George Lucas stole Darth Maul's death scene from this.


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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Bad Company (1972)
A western with a very young Jeff Bridges that doesn't get enough respect. One of my favorites.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Mute Witness (1995)
A suspense thriller that actually holds you in suspense and manages to really work in some legitimate thrills. Hitchock would give it some claps.
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People who added this item 598 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
A Jarmusch gem of a bunch of different stories taking place in taxi cabs on the same night but in different cities with lots of people you know.

The Giancarlo Esposito and foregin cab driver part is one of my favorite things in a movie ever. I mean it just makes my dumbass HAPPY.



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EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS BEFORE THEY DEPART THIS WORLD!!!
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People who added this item 323 Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Dat girl crazy.
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
River's Edge (1986)
If you only watch it for one reason, watch it for Dennis Hopper and his blow up doll girlfriend. Based on a tragic true story and featuring a whacked out performance from Crispin Glover.
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
What happens when a bunch of rich Christians decide they want to make an epic bible movie yet are incompetent as fuck?

This shit happens.
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People who added this item 671 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Strange Days (1995)
Kathryn Bigelow's most ambitious and rock n' roll genre film. Angela Basset plays one of the ultimate LADY YOU DON'T WANNA MESS WITH females in film history. Such an uber cool 90s flick with a grungy fire moving it forward.
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
2LDK (2003)
Roommate vs. roomate in a battle to the death!
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Real Men (1987)
The epitome of goofy cheesy dumbass 80s buddy comedies. Still recovering from the awe.


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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
Ricochet (1991)
Now it's time for the epitome of star hero (Denzel Washington) vs. star villain (John Lithgow) cheesy 90s action movies. People make body armor out of phone books n' duct tape, women rape men in empty swimming pools, and Denzel does his best White Heat James Cagney impersonation. Also still recovering from the awe.


Parole Board Official: "The parole board's ready, Blake. I hope you remembered to floss."
John Lithgow as Earl Tabot Blake: "I did. With your wife's pubic hair!"
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Jena Malone puts in one hell of a child performance and Jennifer Jason Leigh continues to whip ass. Tough drama that is so good.
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
The final shot is completely unnerving genius.

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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Parents (1989)
B movie horror with Randy Quaid and just the right amount of blood covered comedy to make it work perfectly. Truly underrated little gem.
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People who added this item 331 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Fifty times scarier than the original imo. That hospital hallway scene OH SHIT YEAH.
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Damn solid family drama with Mr. Robert Duvall.
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Really effective coming of age drama that contains perhaps the funniest comedic cut I've ever seen.
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Incredible crime/drama based on a true story with hot headed James Woods. Two thumbs and a trigger finger up.
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Clean, Shaven (1993)
Peter Greene rips out his guts n' rubs them on the screen. Metaphorically.
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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, 5 months ago at Jan 5 15:46
Again, a very good selection.

This time, I have seen 12 of them !

It's nice to see that you have a very wide view/taste on movies. I noticed that most of listal users just focus on recent movies (even the 90's is too old for them...) and miss many masterpieces and/or weird unrated jems.
Posted: 5 years, 10 months ago at Aug 7 22:56
I love Dogfight!
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 26 13:21
Hey I love The Changeling too.... =)
Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 30 5:31
Are there any websites where I can watch these movies online or download its torrent with English subtitle?

Btw I disagree about The Exorcist 3. I don't think it was as bad as most critics said but I certainly don't think its' anywhere near the 1st or even 2nd installment. I still think the 1st Exorcist is the best out of those three. How can you beat a classic? Anyway, it's just MY opinion so don't sweat too much about what I said. Thanks.
Edit: 5 years, 9 months ago
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 27 6:57
Great list. However, I disagree with The Great Santini, I thought that was a one dimensional soap opera.
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 9 11:09
Too many 'goodies' to comment but DEAR GOD! DEAR GOD! DEAR GOD! Balls 2 da FUCKIN' WALLZ to ya for mention of "the Mosquito Coast" (Peter Weir's most underrated gem, Harrison Ford some of his most intelligent dialogue-) and "Parents". Quaid is a genius! Finally somebody remembers it! "Freaked" wasn't as great a film but Quaid rocked that shit too!!!

"Communion" and "Fire and the Sky" BOTH were based on true accounts of alien abductees. Anyone who knows who Whitley Striber is will be interested to know that's who Walken's playing? -Am in the process of reading the book, can't wait to see the movie!

From what I've heard, "the Changeling" is amongst 'top favored' haunted house movies amongst paranormal investigators and enacts 'accurate' documentation of 'activity' cases???...
Edit: 5 years ago
Posted: 5 years ago at Jun 11 0:44
Here I thought I was the only person on the planet who had seen Real Men. Though as often as it's been run on cable I guess someone else should have seen it. Nice to see it mentioned at all on a list.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jul 28 1:24
Good list but where's the Christina Applegate movie nobody ever talks about,"Streets"?It's a great movie,I think it's one of her best roles and it really said something about what homeless teens really have to go through.
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Jul 30 3:09
Never seen it Aaron. I'll try to check it out soon. Thanks for the recommendation.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Jan 18 19:44
good job ^^

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