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Added by JayTrotter on 22 Dec 2010 07:31
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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 2

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People who added this item 189 Average listal rating (85 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 at least a widescreen dvd version released soon HOTDAMMIT. I'll even take a full screen blu-ray.


People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
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.
People who added this item 39 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Running Time (1997)
Like Hitchcock's Rope, shot in 8-10 minute realtime shots that are wove 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 hot dirty sex in the back of a van.
People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Tesis (1996)
1st rate Spanish thriller about a snuff film and the once little girl from Spirit of the Beehive, Ana Torrent, determined to unravel the mystery of it all. The lighting-match-after-match scene creates some UNREAL amounts of tension. MUST SEE FLICK.
People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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.
People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7 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.
People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (176 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Opera (1987)
When it comes to Argento, Opera 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.
People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
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.
People who added this item 252 Average listal rating (150 ratings) 7.2 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 as a kid.
People who added this item 27 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
An ambitious, supernatural blaxploitation flick with some truly memorable mad hatter 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. I love it.


People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (14 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.
People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
Dead & Buried (1981)
The last 10-15 minutes is pure horror genre bliss. Co-written by Dan O'Bannon.



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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
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.
People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (38 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 MANNNNNNNNNNNNN.
People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
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!


People who added this item 215 Average listal rating (121 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 and Paul Winfield as the man who seeks to end the hate. Powerful filmmaking down into the marrowed bone.
People who added this item 193 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
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.





People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rush (1991) (1992)
Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Patric own this movie all over the place, like they usually do. Superb true crime moviemaking based on a true story.

People who added this item 58 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.7 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 for the most part and I really dig it.
People who added this item 91 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Star 80 (1983)
Eric Roberts turns in one of the greatest performances in the history of cinema.
People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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.



People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
A reality show where the purpose is to actually MURDER the other contestants. 7 enter, only 1 may leave errr live. Strange, dark, spot-on satire.
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Birthday (2004)
Charming, random, bewildering, crazed, hilarious, shocking, marvelous, bloody, apocalyptic and...Corey Feldman. In seriously, the best performance of his career.

People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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.
People who added this item 210 Average listal rating (133 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.
People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
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.
People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
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.
People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (17 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!?!??!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??
It's the Raymond J. Barry show! Starring Raymond J. Barry!
People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (90 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Street Trash (1987)
"Eraserhead meets Night of the Living Dead on the set of Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - poster quote
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.
People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.5 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.
People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (111 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Society (1989)
That ending. That goddamn kooky ending.
People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 6.6 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.
People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.1 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.
People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tin Men (1987)
Danny Devito and Richard Dreyfuss are funny. This movie proves it. Again.
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Asian cinema that is purty, crimson masked and historically accurate.
People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5
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. Also called House 3.



People who added this item 214 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.9
Albel Ferrara's version. Best of the lot imo but then again I'm a dumbass.
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.

People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7
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. Career highlight performance from Connery.
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Funnier than Dazed and Confused. Clifton Collins Jr kills it.
People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Jeff Bridges is a perfect asshole. Another late career Hal Ashby that doesn't get enough praise.
People who added this item 120 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Biggest travesty ever: Treat Williams not getting an Oscar nomination for this 3 hour Sidney Lumet epic cop drama that is 20 times better than Serpico.
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 5.5
Dirty. Violent. Gorgeous. Trash. Some of the most sickening and stylized uses of parallel action cross cutting I've ever seen. Some sweet SUPER slo-mo too.
People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Eerie little seen based-on-a-true-story serial killer tale.

People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Brain Dead (1990)
It's like a low budget David Lynch flick with the two Bills, Paxton and Pullman. Roger Corman produced.
A musical involving claymation, zombies, and suicide. Takashi Miike at his nuttiest.
People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.1
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.
People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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.

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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