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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 6

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1. LĂ©olo (1992)
Coming of age story about a young boy who creates a fantasy world in order to make life tolerable. Plot sounds like same old same old right? Well it's graphic, funny as shit, wayyyyyyyyy out there and definitely not the same old same old. MUST SEE.






People who added this item 131  Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.5 
2. Into the Night (1985)
Think Scorsese's After Hours but with a lighter comedic feel yet possessing unexpected moments of nasty darkness. Unconventional and unpredictable. Cool David Bowie cameo as a British hitman.
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People who added this item 888  Average listal rating (518 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
3. Harold and Maude (1971)
Gorgeous magic trick like suicides and happy funerals and Ruth Gordon has an arm tattoo and Bud Cort's mom and Cat Stevens! The epitome of Dark Comedy.

People who added this item 32  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 6.9 
4. Private Parts (1972)
A well made black comedy/slasher/erotica with a killer soundtrack that is nothing but a weirdo concoction of cool ass cinema you gotta see.






People who added this item 500  Average listal rating (333 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. The Hitcher (1986)
Rutger Hauer at his terrifying best.

People who added this item 678  Average listal rating (363 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
6. Primer (2004)
Low budget indy filmmaking done the way it should be done. Great ideas executed brilliantly. Multiple viewings needed to wrap your head around this sci-fi masterpiece.

People who added this item 181  Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
7. La Grande Bouffe (1973)
Let's eat and fuck till we DIE!

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Okay! Hedonism till we BURST!

People who added this item 192  Average listal rating (97 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
8. Fearless (1993)
Peter Weir yet again shows why he's one of the most underrated directors working today. Such an amazing flick. Jeff Bridges is great as usual.

People who added this item 344  Average listal rating (194 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
9. Cemetery Man (1994)
This is one of the smartest, coolest, prettiest, most thought provoking zombie movies ever made. I suggest you see this beauty immediately.

People who added this item 49  Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
10. Secret Honor (1984)
Phillip Baker Hall's one man show as Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's psychological examination of our 37th president.

People who added this item 59  Average listal rating (30 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
11. The Untold Story (1993)
Anthony Wong in a Category III Hong Kong flick that is FUCKED UP, SO SO FUCKED UP.

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 6.2 
12. Greaser's Palace (1972)
Kinda like if Alejandro Jodorowsky helped the Coens make No Country For Old Men. That's the best I can come up with. It's Robert Downey Sr. batshit crazyness so that's all the reason you really need to check it out.

People who added this item 68  Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.5 
13. The King of Marvin Gardens (1972)
Jack Nicholson plays the typical Bruce Dern role and Bruce Dern plays the typical Jack Nicholson role in this groovy crime/drama from Bob Rafelson. Ellen Burstyn completes the triangle of cool.

People who added this item 770  Average listal rating (473 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. La Haine (1995)
Black and white angrily profound slice of French life.

People who added this item 370  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
15. Santa Sangre (1989)
Jodorowsky drops a bead of acid into each one of your eyes and you gotta deal with that shit to the best of your ability without screaming in this visually stunning mix of Psycho and Freaks. FUCKING OFF ITS ROCKER.






People who added this item 52  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
16. The Boxer's Omen (1983)
Mega mega mindfuck. Not as good at The Holy Mountain in that regard but it's up there and would go great with some mind altering substances.




People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.7 
17. The Long Good Friday (1980)
Bob Hoskins is king in this cool British gangster flick with a trippy synth score.

People who added this item 303  Average listal rating (154 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.2 
18. Beautiful Girls (1996)
Rarely does a movie balance a big cast with the right amount of drama and the right amount of comedy but this one does it purty good.

People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.2 
19. The Indian Runner (1991)

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20. Bliss (1985)
Kinda like American Beauty + The World According to Garp with hints of What Dreams May Come and Jacob's Ladder. Surreal, funny, and poignant.
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People who added this item 30  Average listal rating (15 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
21. Georgia (1995)

People who added this item 218  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.9 
22. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

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23. Deathtrap (1982)
Lumet directs Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve in this Sleuth like play adaptation. Cat and mouse psychological battle all inside one room.

People who added this item 183  Average listal rating (99 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.5 
24. The Day of the Beast (1995)

People who added this item 121  Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
25. Gridlock'd (1997)
Tupac's greatest performance. He improved A SHIT TON between this and Poetic Justice.






People who added this item 113  Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.5 
26. The Paper (1994)
Ron Howard's newspaper movie. It's a lot better than what I just said there sounds like.

People who added this item 146  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
27. The Entity (1982)
Barbara Hershey is getting raped by a ghost and it's all messed up and scary and based on a true story.

People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
28. No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)

People who added this item 24  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.3 
29. Drunks (1995)
Lots of haunting monologues in this cinema verite style presentation of an AA meeting. Sam Rockwell shows up.

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30. Race with the Devil (1975)
Warrent Oates and Peter Fonda stumble upon some virgin sacrificin' devil worshippers and things get messy!


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31. The House of Yes (1997)

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32. The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006)

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33. An Innocent Man (1989)
Tom Selleck's prison movie is all you really need to know but F. Murray Abraham's performance is a nice bonus. You ever seen Tom Selleck shank a black guy in the shower? I have.

People who added this item 832  Average listal rating (552 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 6.9 
34. The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Rob Zombie's picture perfect love letter to exploitation horror films.

People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.3 
35. The Underneath (1995)
Mondo underrated Soderbergh thriller oozing with style.

People who added this item 226  Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
36. Matador (1986)
Almodovar dark comedy with the 2nd funniest rape joke ever.

People who added this item 155  Average listal rating (109 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
37. Southern Comfort (1981)
Character actors a plenty in this dark n' murky Deliverance-esque action adventure movie by Walter Hill. Fred Ward! Powers Boothe! Brion James!

People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.6 
38. Home for the Holidays (1995)

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39. The Seventh Curse (1986)

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40. Box of Moonlight (Box of Moon Light) (1996)
I LOVE this film. Sam Rockwell + John Turturro = Groovy

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41. Shallow Grave (1994)
Danny Boyle's bad ass Hitchcock film.

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42. Mr. Jealousy (1997)
Noah Baumbach is freakishly good at these type movies.

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43. Video X: Evidence (2003)

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44. Last Life in the Universe (2003)

People who added this item 225  Average listal rating (122 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.6 
45. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Rated PG for Pretty Great..........sorry.

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46. Special Effects (1984)
Eric Bogosian is a filmmaker who likes the death scenes in his films to realistic. VERY REALISTIC. MUAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHHA!

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47. Fresh (1994)
Best hood movie out there. Even though it's not your typical hood movie.

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48. The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
Outstanding mockumentary about low budget exploitation filmmakers attempting to make a movie about The Bible. Funny as shit.

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49. Citizen X (1995)
Terrific made-for-TV movie about the infamous Russian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo. Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, and Max Von Sydow make up part of the cast cause I mean with a movie like this it seems like those guys just have to be in it.

People who added this item 103  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.2 
50. Defending Your Life (1991)
Why in the living hell isn't Albert Brooks' work recognized as the wonderfully lighthearted yet hilarilously profound flicks that they are?


 

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 finish adding descriptions on some movies. Will do as soon as possible!

*EDIT* Holy shit Im lazy. Will do this eventually I promise.

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 15:10
I have seen 17 of them !

Great choices : La grande bouffe (love this movie), The indian runner, Six degrees of separation (also on my "most underrated" list), Gridlock'd, Dellamorte Dellamore (one of my alltime favorite), Year of the dragon, Shallow grave (one of my alltime favorite)

Sorry but I don't agree with "Into the night", it started pretty good but got nowhere...

Being French, I think I'm more aware than you of the realities of the French ghettoes and "La haine", though a good movie, is very overrated.

I was really disappointed by Beautiful girls, in spite of the interesting cast.

Edit: 3 years, 9 months ago
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Aug 17 20:57
Deathtrap had the unfortunate timing to come out after "Dressed To Kill". There was a pretty big backlash to all the gay/lesbian/cross-dresser psycho-killer films. It never quite recovered from a poisoned box-office. Sadly because of all of this "Dressed To Kill" became a cult film and "Deathtrap" collected dust in the VHS bins. It wasn't until "Silence of The Lambs" that it was safe to wear a dress and kill again ;)
Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 26 13:51
My God what a list! I'm addicted to it. I have watched NONE of the movies and it's driving me crazy even more. Long ago, I was really curious about Georgia. I heard that Jennifer Jason Leigh was awesome there.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 4 11:32
cool list! I've seen few of these movies, but I'm totally working on it!
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Jun 9 10:36
"Fearless" - How many GREAT FILMS can one director make before someone finally acknowledges he's GREAT! -Quite frankly, 'anything' Jeff Bridges touches turns to gold. He could do a DIAPER COMMERCIAL 'flawlessly'. The film was so inspiring, saw it at a time where it affected me the most. The ending gave me 'goosebumps'. Don't know how to explain it but it gave me a shot of adrenaline to become 'active' in something!

"Searching for Bobby Fischer" Brilliantly acted, flawlessly directed and shot. I knew 'nothing' about who Bobby Fischer was beforehand. I was familiar with 'chess', that's what got me watching. Joe Mantegna deserves more credit as an 'quality actor'!

"Primer" One of the SMARTEST movies there ever will be. For pete's sake Shane Caruth, hurry up and release "A Topiary" already!!!

"Harold and Maude" LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie, brilliantly funny, uplifting, romantic, off-beat, original. Anyone who could find fault in this movie is either and android or out of their friggin' mind!!!

"Leolo" Always surprised when people acknowledge this small Canadian hit. This was a WEIRD WEIRD movie, the climax was kinda gross. Probably not as gross as some of the other films on here. Still, 'this' is what my country is importing to the States?

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"Santa Sangre" -Alejandro Jodorowski, that's all that needs to be said, I'm there! Can't wait to see this one. Wonder what the maker of 'El Topo' could possibly concoct in the VHS era???...

"The Boxer's Omen" Woaw, what is going on here? -Looks trippy, can't wait to check it out!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 9 16:39
Stunning list! Keep it coming!!!!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 9 21:28
In 28. Race with the Devil it's Peter Fonda co-starring with Warren Oates not Henry Fonda

great list anyway
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 11 20:17
oh ya ROOOPS! thanks for the catch.
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 18 16:22
Box of Moonlight (1996)
"I LOVE this film. Sam Rockwell + John Turturro = Groovy" - exactly! :)
Southern Comfort (1981) - totally underrated.
Shallow Grave (1994) - 1000 billion years away from Slumdog Millionaire lemonade.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Apr 29 15:52
nice list.citizen X was terific as was defending your life. i'll try to watch the one's i've missed..

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