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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 7

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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Angst (1983)
One of Gaspar Noe's (I Stand Alone, Irreversible, Enter the Void) favorite films of all time and a huge influence on him as a filmmaker. Magnificently shot, extremely difficult to watch at times and overall, fanfuckingtastic.
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People who added this item 442 Average listal rating (233 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
House (1977)
Evil Dead meets Scooby-Doo.
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People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
James Spader and Inigo Montoya aka Mandy Patinkin get involved in a poker game and then that's when things get REALLY unpredictable and eerie. Spader puts in the most transformational performances of his career and the atmosphere is one that is uniquely haunting.
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
Sho Kosugi's pinnacle of the bad ass over the top 80s ninja flicks! So much great shit in this one!
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
This one is hard to describe in a good way. It stuck with me for a solid week.
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People who added this item 671 Average listal rating (429 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
One of the best horror/comedy flicks ever. Deserves to be mentioned alongside Evil Dead 2 and Dead Alive. "Send more paramedics."
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People who added this item 196 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
The best pure thriller I've seen in a LONGGGGGG TIME. I was flat out exhausted after watching this uber intense flick. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Dennis Hopper's fascinating cinematic personification of ego run amok.
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People who added this item 151 Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Felidae (1994)
This is a Saturday morning cartoon style animated film but telling the story of a dark n' graphic murder mystery all involving...CATS! From Germany with subtitles. The Aristocats on meth.
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One of the greatest artsy fartsy films I've ever seen and featuring the greatest performance by a child, Ana Torrent, that I've definitely ever seen. Just a stunning film in every imaginable way. Frankenstein, baby.
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Paperhouse (1988)
Following in the footsteps of The Spirit of the Beehive is this, another brilliant entry into the childhood horror sub-genre. Some damn good jump scares and very impressive directing. Guillermo Del Toro definitely saw this before he made Pan's Labyrinth.
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People who added this item 454 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
British revenge with a funny, bloody accent.
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Might be Albert Brooks' crowning comedic achievement.
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People who added this item 748 Average listal rating (390 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
The type of film where you just grimace and brace for impact like you're almost in a car crash the whole time and then as the credits roll you quietly let out, "...just fuck."
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
Evilspeak (1981)
It's basically a remake of Carrie but instead of Sissy Spacek, it's Clint Howard.

And instead of high school, it's a military reform school.

And instead of god given telekinetic powers, it's powers bestowed upon Clint by a demonic computer possessed by the soul of Night Court star Richard Moll aka Bull.

Awesome n' hilarious supernatural meets technological revenge trash.
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bone (1972)
Yaphet Kotto likes white meat...and social commentary.
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People who added this item 303 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
I Am Love (2009)
It gives off that typical pretentious art house flick vibe but there is so much more life, passion, and testicular filmmmaking ambition in this movie that it can't be lumped in with all those other bores. So many spectacular moments in this thing.
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People who added this item 525 Average listal rating (347 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Dark comedy masterpiece imo.
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.7
TerrorVision (1986)
This b-movie horror/comedy joyfully swings for the fences with it's retarded premise and has some of the most perverted and awesome production design I've ever seen.
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Mother (2009)
Joon-ho Bong shows yet again why he's one of the most talented and exciting directors working on this planet!
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Now this is a football movie.
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Werner Herzog's favorite movie of all time. You will see why quite easily.
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People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.9
The Stuff (1985)
Junk food is evil! EVIL I TELLS YA! EEEVVVVVIIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Red Road (2006)
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People who added this item 191 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lenny (1974)
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People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
Linda Blair and her very nice rack getting dirty, sweaty, crossbowy, bear trap revengey on four pieces of human garbage. Basically I Spit on Your Grave in a high school setting.
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People who added this item 107 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Small city melodrama that gets a little dark and provides a bunch of cool, memorable characters. Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine shine.
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13 (2005)
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Brain Damage (1988)
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Oscar winning short film that is bout perfect.
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People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 5.9
Really entertaining Buseyploitation with psycho Gary living in Mimi Rogers house without her knowing!
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Stakeout (1987)
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Hatchet (2006)
This movie is simply a fun n' gorey swan song to violent 80s slasher flicks.
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Cassavetes' heartbreaking masterpiece.
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Out Cold (1989)
Seems like most people hate this but for some reason it made me laugh my ass off for 90 straight minutes. Somethin' bout it. I dunno I'm a moron.
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People who added this item 184 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Red Rock West (1993)
Super groovy neo-noir with Nicolas Cage and Dennis Hopper.
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Boy falls in love with Girl. Girls likes Boy. Computer gains artificial intelligence and then falls in love with Girl as well. Girl falls in love with Boy. Computer gets pissed. But not murderous pissed.
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One of the great anti-war films. Gut wrenching.
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People who added this item 264 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
The first flick where I saw how great Michele Williams could be.
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Body Parts (1991)
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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.

Still gotta work on descriptions for most of the movies.

*EDIT* I am one lazy son of a dumbass. I shall do them one day. One glorious non-dumbass day.

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Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 15 6:55
So many movies to see!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at May 17 11:49
I have seen only 6 of them (Tirez sur le pianiste, Red Rock West, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Year of the dragon, Lenny, War of the roses) but all of them are good.

As usual, an impressive selection of good and/or weird flicks!
Posted: 6 years, 3 months ago at Aug 16 20:55
Phew, epic set of lists, all the kind of stuff I love. You've reminded me of loads of films I've been wanting to see, and put me onto a ton of new ones. Thanks a lot!
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Oct 14 15:48
I have seen '13 Tzameti' and it is indeed pretty good!
Posted: 6 years ago at Nov 3 7:27
Only seen 7 of these so far, but of those not a stinker in the bunch. A number of titles here I've been meaning to get around to, and lots I've never heard of. Love these lists!
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 9 10:19
"Fires on the Plain" was EXCELLENT, Ichikawa strikes GOLD again! Thanks for cluing me in to it. -Hahaha, I had a hard time following "Shoot the Piano Player", that's some wacky wacky cinema...
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 12 3:13
The Music of Chance! And Paperhouse isn't just some weird dream I had. Both on the top of my list of movies I wished I'd stolen from a video store in the 90s cause now you can't find them anywhere.

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