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Added by JayTrotter on 23 Oct 2011 01:06
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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 9

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People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Swimmer (1968)
HOW IN THE FUCK DOES THIS MOVIE NOT GET MORE RECOGNITION!??!?!?! It should be mentioned alongside The Graduate and Bonny and Clyde when talking about the shift from safe 60s cinema to the jarring, dangerous films of the 70s. Lancaster is superb and an absolute brutalizer of an ending.
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People who added this item 904 Average listal rating (613 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Grey (2012)
Greatest modern movie released in January!
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7
Gets my vote for the best cinematic depiction of how a first date can be simultaneously exciting, awkward, horrible, inspiring, terrifying and etc. Tom Noonan aka the psycho main villain in Manhunter, writes directs and stars in this adaptation of his very own play.
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Terry Gilliam's lunatic brain let loose within PG family film parameters. The visuals are still bonkers and filled with so much imagination it would make Barney shit his dinosaur pants.
People who added this item 708 Average listal rating (516 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
One of the best pure BALLS TO THE GODDAMN WALL action movies to ever get punched directly into your STUPID ASS FACE
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 3.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Short film about a man who becomes so attracted to a watermelon that he must make sweaty, dirty love to it. There is even a POV shot from INSIDE the watermelon during...it. Based on a prize-winning short story from a Playboy magazine contest.
People who added this item 545 Average listal rating (360 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
Blow Out (1981)
My favorite De Palma.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Winnebago Man (2009)
Documentary on Jack Rebney, one of the original "viral videos," which seeks to explain the man behind the rage filled cussing fits. Not many docs show the full spectrum like this one does in this unbelievably gut busting and also heartwrenching biography. "Tony, would you do me a kindness?"
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
A testament to how a satire over 50 years old can still be as terrifyingly relevant (even more so now) as it was when it was originally released. One prophetic film featuring a career highlight performance from populist dickhead Andy Griffith.
People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Bang (1995)
Feminist flick of fury! We meet The Girl as she has one of the worst days of her life which includes getting evicted and a sleazy producer demanding sex for a role during an audition. After that a cop grabs her for something she didn't do and demands a blowjob for her release and well, she loses her shit! Takes his gun, uniform, motorcycle etc and spends the rest of her day as one pissed off cop! Peter Greene as her homeless guy buddy is a cool bonus.
People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Angry young boys and slo-mo and mad max cars and poon tang and more anger and alcohol and unemployment and young love and fickle feelings and fucking flamethrowers.
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Old school ridiculous yet super inspired kung fu from the 70s doesn't get much more ass whip cool than this! And that score!!!!
People who added this item 385 Average listal rating (239 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
JCVD (2008)
Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself but is put into a spot where he must be the action star he's played for decades and its legit Oscar worthy acting from The Muscles from Brussels.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
It's basically Mean Streets but maaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, Mean Streets is pretty fucking good. The movie that made me a huge Peter Greene fan. Dude never got/gets enough good work.
People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Deep End (1971)
Surreal n' moody British coming of age flick that you might get more out of if you happen to have a penis cause our brains are deformed. Yeah this movie does a stellar job of really speaking to the 15 year old boy in all of us.
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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Pro-Wrestling is scripted??? No shit, ya fucking mark. It's still real.



Tim Roth, Gary Oldman and Richard Dreyfuss all in one movie acting like goofballs to the tune of Shakespeare. It is gotdamn divine.
People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Point Blank (1967)
Why in the blue hell would you ever double cross Lee Marvin and not make sure he's dead? John Boorman shows you the morons that do just that and then shows you what happens to their poor, mortal pulses. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.


People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
Eating Raoul (1982)
The apex of bargain-priced trashy black comedy.
People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
A grandmother, her daughter and her niece each drown their husbands as Peter Greenaway visually and audibly counts to 100 in a film that is far and away like no other. If you haven't seen a Greenaway flick, this is a good place to start.

People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Absentia (2013)
Another small budget horror film that does everything right. The director (Mike Flanagan's debut) really knows how to milk every drop of tension out of his creepy shots. Sucks you in right off the bat. Not surprising how successful he's become.
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People who added this item 715 Average listal rating (471 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Wave (2008)
A teacher's experimental techniques on the subject of dictatorships spins out of control and causes his students to go a little mad sometimes.
People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Peter O'Toole earned himself a Best Actor Oscar nomination for thinking he's Jesus Christ in this social commentary filled dark comedy from unappreciated Hungarian director, Peter Medak.
People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
The story of Melvin Van Peebles making Sweet Sweetbacks' Baadasssss Song as told by his very own son, Mario Van Peebles, who plays his own dad. Its wonderful.
People who added this item 298 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.1
Fassbender's beautiful, quiet proclamation that love knows no bounds.
People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Walken. Penn. Masterson. Small. Town. Crime.
It's like Tetsuo: Iron Man but perhaps more manic.
People who added this item 225 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Cult director Brian Yuzna delivers creative practical gore fx and grade A campyness! This is a B movie!? More like a B+ movie amirite!?! I'm sorry.
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Suddenly (1954)
Frank Sinatra puts on an Oscar worthy powerhouse performance in this faulted but engaging cheap genre flick about ole Blue Eyes and a gang of thugs attempting to assassinate the president in a little California town.
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People who added this item 136 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Promise (1996)
The Dardenne Brothers do the kind of artsy fartsy I dig. I gotta watch more of them.
People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
Fred Williamson and Robert Forster are tired of all these goddamn punk thugs ruining their city but their plan to clean it up doesn't exactly involve a mop and some fuckin' windex if you know what I mean!!!!!
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Scarecrow (1973)
Al Pacino and Gene Hackman acting like acting is fun as hell in this heartfilled hobo hitchhiking flick. Gene Hackman's favorite performance of his career.
People who added this item 250 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Unique mix of talking heads and dramatizations to produce a documentary about one of the most legendary tales of survival ever recorded. I woulda died for sure.
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People who added this item 169 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Read My Lips (2001)
Lazy Rotten Tomatoes caption:

Fresh: 92
Rotten: Only 3!!!!
"A clever and offbeat character study about two people discovering each other."

Yeah it's great.
People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
Suture (1993)
A black n' white thriller about not being able to discern black from white. Stylish, intriguing and featuring one of the weirdest "plot holes" ever.
People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.2
Body Melt (1994)
Like a long lost Peter Jackson movie that he would have made in between Bad Taste and Meet The Feebles in only 10 days.
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People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Dot the I (2003)
This movie has tons of energy, a hot sex scene, more goofy twists than a clown pretzel, and that Tom Hardy guy. This got a standing ovation when I saw it at Sundance.
People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
A shining gem in the existential crime/mystery/detective realm starring Jeff Bridges and the dad from Home Alone that needs more people to see it and then say, "Hot damn! You were right that was great!" One hell of an ending to finish ya off strong and released in 1981 but feels like totally 70s filmmaking.
People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Goon (2012)
A new classic in the sports comedy sub-genre. It's so much better than expected or thought possible. Liev Schriber is an iron forged BAD ASS in every frame.
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This dude is one fascinating genius nutball. Claims to hold over 4,000 patents and while he has invented some historic, noteworthy stuff he's also come up with some of the dumbest, weirdest crap ever imagined.
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People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.4
Wild Zero (1999)
My favorite of all the wacky, insane, over the top Japanese zombie flicks.
People who added this item 89 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4.7
Hard R rated after school special about online relationships gone bad.
People who added this item 162 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Croupier (1998)
Clive Owen is cool as Pluto. The "planet", not the dog.
People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.9
Healthcare as seen through the eyes of Mephistopheles.
People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (227 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Woody Allen teams up with Sean Penn to play some jazz, watch some trains and shoot some rats. Extremely underated as far as Woody flicks go.
People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.7
S&man (2006)
Or SandMan. Get it? Clever mockumentary about all too real horror film tape traders when they have way too much devilish time on their idle hands.
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People who added this item 141 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
One of the best indy-director-"sells-out"-and-makes-a-mainstream-flick flicks. By Mr. Richard Linklater. I mean look at that pretty boy cast. Just something about this movie entertains me like a small kid seeing Transformers for the first time. FUN.
People who added this item 73 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
Time Out (2001)
When a man loses his job, he can't admit it. To anyone.
People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Trees Lounge (1996)
Steve Buscemi directs this film where a bar called Trees Lounge equals home for a lot of downtrodden, thirsty characters. It has a fun OH IT'S HIM kinda cast.
People who added this item 367 Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
Day for Night (1973)
Truffaut's ode to filmmaking. If you love movies, this film is ecstasy.

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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