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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 4

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People who added this item 652 Average listal rating (396 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Better than Seven. Better than Silence of the Lambs.
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People who added this item 389 Average listal rating (248 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Favorite film of 2009. I can't get over how well it captures that old school horror film feel. Sick amounts of tension in this bad boy. Tom Noonan!!!
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People who added this item 823 Average listal rating (488 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
The most lighthearted and comical movie Scorsese and De Niro's warped minds ever made. But you know, that means it's still pretty fucking warped.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
A 40 year old dad gets into the club/techno/ecstasy scene and he does it with his underage kids. Fucking mindblowing documentary.


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People who added this item 458 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Looks like it was made in 1986 and was forced to appeal its original X rating multiple times in order to get a hard R. Gorey violent gun heaven. One of the rare times where me and digital blood n' gore got along.
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People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Absolutely brilliant film with Dennis Hopper in the Tom Ripley role made popular by Matt Damon but the stand out has gotta be the subway set piece. That thing WILL MAKE YOUR MUSCLES FUCKING ACHE.
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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7
Keane (2004)
Very smart minimalist visual style for this powerful little personal drama. Excruciating in a good way. From the director of Clean, Shaven.

Yup, that's Abigail Breslin.
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People who added this item 244 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Samuel Fuller and the loony bin!
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People who added this item 422 Average listal rating (215 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
All That Jazz (1979)
Bye Bye Life, Bye Bye Happiness, Hello Loneliness, I Think...I'mmmmmm...Gonnaaaaaa...Dieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

The final 15 minutes obliterates my soul.
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
I bet I can jump this 'ere rocket car off that big gawddern ramp and fly like a bird over that fuggin' river!

BULLSHIT.

Watch me!!!

And it's all a documentary.
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People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Used Cars (1980)
"Is there a black cat in the house!?"

Gotta be a top 5 under-appreciated comedy of all time. I mean Jack Warden plays two roles for crying out loud and since it's an 80s comedy, naturally there are gorgeous bewbs.
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People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Salvador (1986)
My favorite James Woods performance and Oliver Stone movie all in one package. You'd have to be extremely stupid not to check it out.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
A nice intro to documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman. Chilling stuff to watch.
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
Ken Russell is a couple bicuspids short of a full set of teeth if you know what Im sayin but thats a good thing cause this flick is sick fucked up fun.




Anthony Perkins as the wacko preacher is one memorable dude too.

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People who added this item 309 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Barfly (1987)
Mickey Rourke as Charles Bukowski and it's all gold. Especially his back alley fist fights with Frank Stallone.

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
21 minutes of creepy, astonishing stop motion animation genius. The Quay Brothers are right up there with Jan Svankmajer.
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People who added this item 106 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lawn Dogs (1997)
Sam Rockwell stickin' it to the bourgeoisie with style. Can't recommend this one higher.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Nightwatch (1994)
Not the shitty Ewan McGregor remake. Kim Bodnia shows up again to act the shit out of every scene he's in. The part where he builds up courage to pick a fight at the bar is stunning. Fantastic Danish thriller.
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People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Quick Change (1990)
I don't call buses buses anymore. I call them blufftoneys. This movie is why. Blufftoney honk honk. haha fuckin' Tony Shaloub.

"You got shit in your ears!?!?!?!?!?"
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You have no soul if you don't like this film. None.
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People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Straight Time (1978)
One of Dustin Hoffman's most overlooked powerhouse performances.
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People who added this item 866 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
My favorite Peter Jackson film. This flick has imagination shooting out of every single GODDAMN orifice.
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People who added this item 181 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Flesh & Blood (1985)
Paul Verhoeven takes a crack at the violent n' bloody medieval sub genre where Rutger Hauer chops people up into little pieces and Jennifer Jason Leigh gets naked a lot. It's as excellent as it sounds.
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Real Life (1979)
Albert Brooks is a reality TV prophet with his hilarious debut film!
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People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Zero Day (2003)
A well made Columbine like story that makes your skin crawl.
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People who added this item 164 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Sitcom (1998)
The Happy Birthday Song ends badly. Very fucking badly.

It's like a cute, quirky, dysfunctional family movie like The Royal Tenenbaums or Running With Scissors but without the cute part and a lot more of the offensive, graphic, reprehensible, and highly entertaining parts. Would make a great double bill with Takashi Miike's Visitor Q.





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Fred Ward was one of the coolest action heroes out there! But the US box office didn't think so.

Fuck Neo. Check out the original bullet dodger.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
There are so many startling, unbelievably memorable images in this flick that I can't even begin to list em all. Could be John Boorman's best film and it's easily one of the most commonly ignored war time films ever made.
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Brainstorm (1983)
Little seen Christopher Walken sci-fi that is a bit of a mindfuck.
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People who added this item 462 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Idiots (1998)
Dogme film #2 directed by Lars Von Trier.


Plot: A seemingly anti-bourgeois group of adults spend their time finding their "inner idiot" to release their inhibitions. They do so by behaving in public as if they are mentally handicapped. Then there are orgies and caviar a plenty.
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Freeway (1996)
A nasty artsploitation adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood with Kiefer Sutherland as the big bad wolf aka prostitute killer n' kiddie porn collector and Reese Witherspoon as Red aka the foul mouthed white trash target of prey. This is back when Reese was awesome.
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
One of if not THE best well rounded tits n' ass teen film from the 80s. Laughs, nudity, and heart. I'll never forget Gary coming home drunk to his parent's cocktail party or the raising money in order to get an abortion montage. The ending is flat out realistically brutal too. Hits you like a punch to the gut.


Main chick has the beautiful curly haired look and actually shows off her goods too which is always a nice surprise.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Street Fight (2005)
Politics are fucked. Top 10 documentary of the past decade.
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Michael Moriarity puts in an honest to god Oscar worthy performance as a pathetic, low level crook in this giant flying dragon lizard monster terrorizing New York kinda flick.



David Carradine and Richard Roundtree are the bonuses.
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People who added this item 995 Average listal rating (645 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
eXistenZ (1999)
Cronenberg's trippy sci-fi flick about a virtual reality video game you jack into your spine. Got overshadowed by The Matrix when it came out but it's filled with tons of ultra cool Cronenbergian stuff and with Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, and Jennifer Jason Leigh too.


Ever made a bone gun out of the meal you just ate?

Me neither.
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Phoenix (1998)
High caliber straight to vhs or dvd I guess Ray Liotta crime vehicle with one hell of a sweet supporting cast:
Angelica Houston
Jeremy Piven
Anthony LaPaglia
Brittany Murpahy
Giancarlo Esposito
Giovanni Ribisi
Tom Noonan
Daniel Baldwin
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People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Michael Keaton can do no better than this. Sensational powerful stuff. Where's dat Oscar nomination you bloody savages?
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
Zoo (2007)
Moral of the story: Don't let a horse fuck you in the ass. Looks as if Erroll Morris made it.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
Eccentric is an understatement for this low budget comedy with Steve Buscemi and his undead mother.


An oh yeah, funny ass Ned Beatty steals every scene he is in.
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People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
What an ending. Only in the 70s could they end a film like this. I'll take this over the original too.

"Mickey Mantle sucks!'
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Road Games (1981)
Hitchockian Aussie road movie with Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, and a serial killer somewhere on the loose. Dingo approved.
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People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Sincere comedy, truly caring drama and surprising darkness have hardly ever been combined as well as they are in this groovy Jonathan Demme 80s flick.


Ray Liotta's breakout role as Melanie Griffith's nutjob ex-boyfriend.


Who kinda scares Jeff Daniels.


And then there is a cameo by this guy.
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.8
Leviathan (1989)
It's just Alien underwater but it's a lot better than it's given credit for. Has some really solid scares and you get to watch Peter Weller light things on fire.
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Supremely enjoyable follow up to Smoke. Michael J. Fox's daisy dukes cameo is worth every penny.
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Dolls (1987)
Killer toys doing what they do best. Looking creepy as fuck and slowly murdering you with tiny weapons.


Killer giant teddy bear dream sequence for the win!
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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.4
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Roy Schieder leads a fantastic neo noir based on a Elmore Leonard novel.


Wonderful supporting cast. Especially Clarence Williams III.
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Dinner Rush (2000)
Outstanding very Altmanesque flick no one has seen.
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People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
The Survivor (1981)
Tons of mood. Tons of ghostly atmosphere. Tons of beautiful terrifying imagery. All Aussie.
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Pontiac Moon (1994)
LIVE BIG is the life lesson. Road trip movie with lots of heart and laughs. TED DANSON!
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Class of 1999 (1990)
Pam Grier is a cyborg substitute teacher with a big goddamn flamethrower for a hand. There are other robot teachers with different weapons too. It's a wonderful movie.








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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, 11 months ago at Jan 5 14:34
Many very good films in this list. Good list.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Jan 7 12:49
Some very good stuff again and some weird shit aswell!!!

I have seen 14 of them.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at Jan 15 3:16
good goddamn.
Posted: 6 years, 1 month ago at Nov 8 11:07
I agree. A good list. I remember Jerry Lewis getting rave reviews for his 'dramatic debut'. I think the reason he was so effective was because he was playing a pompus ass just like himself.

I also enjoyed Crimes of Passion and Barfly.
Posted: 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 9 10:59
"Milo and Otis" was the movie I 'grew up on'. My mom was one of those moms who used the tv as a 'babysitter'/'brainwasher'. Cause me and my bro were always trying to KILL EACH OTHER otherwise! A lot of those memories are kinda hazy but I remember Milo & Otis so much mostly cause nobody else in the years that followed seemed to do the same? SCREW "Homeward Bound" -overhyped Disney crap!

"Milo & Otis" goes FAR BEYOND being such an adorable family adventure, it's actually one of the most ORIGINAL family movie plots I've seen! Seriously, anyone who watches this will see this film makes up it's own rules as it goes along what it wants to be about? It's not your typical "oh our family moved away, common let's make an incredible trip through the wilderness and discover Americ- oh shit a bear!"

However, on the downside. If anyone wants to know about this movie's 'poor reception'. It's probably because of it's history. Just read the Wikipedia page. If the allegations are true this film is guilty of severe animal cruelty violations including the death of several kittens. --Such a shame, it could be a 'masterpiece' despite...
Edit: 5 years, 6 months ago
Posted: 4 years, 12 months ago at Dec 18 16:43
All That Jazz (1979) "The final 15 minutes obliterates my soul" - so true!
Straight Time (1978) - Dustin is great in that movie, but Harry Dean Stanton, my God, just fabulous!
Freeway (1996) - that's right, Reese was superfine back then.


Posted: 4 years, 7 months ago at Apr 29 1:00
These lists are awesome! MILO AND OTIS YAYYY
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at May 22 9:19
A good list, my friend! Vote up! I must admit that many of them are not yet watched by me. Added to my list

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