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Added by JayTrotter on 9 May 2012 08:26
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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 10

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People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
Rapture (1983)
All about the way in which movies can completely take over your life. Trippy, graphic and one unexpected moment of 100% pure poppin' goosebumps. A true hidden away masterpiece from Spain that needs more eyes on it.
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People who added this item 566 Average listal rating (382 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
There is a mummy stalking the residents of a Texas retirment home and it's sucking the souls out of their very old assholes. Who can stop this...Bubba Ho-Tep!?!? Well, 70 year old Elvis (Bruce Campbell) and a black guy who thinks he's JFK (Ossie Davis) are the only ones raising up their shriveled hands. Don Coscarelli and Joe Lansdale make it real, moving and wonderfully mental. I was lucky enough to work boom and PA on this gem.

People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
Revenge. Hardcore William Devane & Tommy Lee Jones Happy as Pigs in Shit Revenge.
Never give up on your dream cause if you do you'll be working at some meat packing plant wishing you could off yourself. Be like Anvil instead.
People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rabid n revolting Category III Hong Kong moviemaking filled with OHHHH GODDAMNNNNN moments all ova da place! This is some unfiltered Billy Tang (Dr. Lamb, Red To Kill, Vengeance is Mine) psychosis you MUST SEE
People who added this item 622 Average listal rating (387 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
A man confesses to his colleagues that he is...something unbelievable. They then engage a back n' forth discussion of fascinated skepticism and unrealistic revelations. Production values feel like a Lifetime movie but this play-like-film is extremely engrossing. Tony Todd is a stud in this too.
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
Still holds its place as one of the most shameless, over the top action flicks of all time. This is Chuck's Starry Night or Mona Lisa, whichever works better.
People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (196 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs of a stylish Aussie horror with a vile personality.
People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.8
One of those zany, pedal to the metal comedies you never knew existed with a comedic premise for the ages: a cigarette company offers $25,000,000 to any American town that will quit smoking for 30 days. Well the town of Eagle Rock, Iowa, lead by Dick Van Dyke as the charismatic preacher accepts the challenge! But the cigarette company has no problem playing dirty. Movie hits a lot of spots you don't expect and the scale is huge. Highly recommended.
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People who added this item 404 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Headhunters (2011)
This is a Norwegian thriller that does its job and deserves a pay raise. When it gets going it's got some of the best moments in the thriller genre in years. Plus hilarious bits of gruesome dark comedy and you gotta see why this demolished car is flying through the sky like a deformed bird!
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People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Take out Spider-Man and put in the black dude as the Hulk and you got your 4 subjects of this doc taking a sincere look at the people who pose for pictures in superhero costumes on Hollywood Blvd in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre and "accept tips." Sneaks up on you with how deeply each character's story hits. Must must see if you're a big documentary nerd like me.
People who added this item 50 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
William Shatner stars in a black n' white film spoken in the made up language (well aren't they all???) of Esperanto (which Shatner forgot completely after the movie was finished) that feels like a Ingmar Bergman horror flick produced by Roger Corman. A young Conrad Hall in the DP spot painting your contrasts.
People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (35 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Joe (1970)
That movie where Peter Boyle hates hippies and blacks and finds a mutually pissed off buddy who just murdered his junkie daughter's boyfriend and they both agree to stick a boot up counterculture's smelly, tie-dyed ass. Makes a great depressing NOTHING HAS FUCKING CHANGED double feature with A Face in the Crowd. The Oscar nominated screenplay was written by Norman Wexler (Serpico, Saturday Night Fever, Drum) who needs a fucking documentary made about that fascinating man. *UPDATE* Apparently there is a trailer for one that's being worked on but that was a couple years ago. Looks real good. Hope it gets completed. vimeo.com/118584015
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Very intimate and fly on the wall documentary that watches Lil Wayne drink sizzurp, spit fiya on da mic in his hotel room and say dumb shit like if he was president he would outlaw child support. Even if you don't like rap, this doc is captivating as fuck.
People who added this item 1181 Average listal rating (731 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are so in love it'll make your heart race...and then get arrested but then race again...until the law once again catches up. Reminded me of the Jim Carrey of old.
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Shout (1978)
What a mind fuck. What a cryptic awesome mind fuck and the actual SHOUT in the movie...HOLY SHIT. Nicolas Roeg vibe and lots of cool shots to gander at.
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Watch Jim Wynorski make The Witches of Breastwick in only 3 days. I mean it, fucking do it cause it's impressive, naked and dirty.
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People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (250 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Dead Calm (1989)
A kinda one location aquatic thriller that might make you freak the fuck out if you're claustrophobic or billyzaneophobic. Both serious medical conditions.
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Subversive drummers turn the world and everything in it into their instruments of musical terrorism. Flick is joyfully creative and you'll want the soundtrack as soon as the credits end.
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People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
All of Me (1984)
Lily Tomlin invades Steve Martin's body and makes him act all funky monkey like. I mean he didn't get an always HIGHLY regarded Golden Globe Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical nomination for nothing. Okay yeah the Globes are a joke but they nailed it here cause Martin turns in one of the best physical comedy performances of all time. The final Carl Reiner/Steve Martin collaboration.
People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (94 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Food (1993)
A Jan Svankmajer short where food (and people?!?!?!?) is eaten or more like DEVOURED! NOM NOM NOM ACKEM ACKEM ACKEM!!!
Engrossing story of Gary Kasparov as he battled Microsoft's super chess computer, Deep Blue in 1997. Bitter emotions, suspicion of cheating and heavy pressure mount up in this tale sure to make you go hmmmmmmmmmmm.
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People who added this item 256 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Don Johnson is looking for grub and intercourse in a post-apocalyptic world with his best buddy, a telepathic dog.
People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Big Fan (2009)
Patton Oswalt really likes the NY Giants. Like a whole goddamn lot. LIKE A WHOLE GODDAMN LOT!!!!!...........and it's all kinda sad and great.
People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Imagine all of these guys involved in small time gangsta/hood style movie stuff: Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, John Turturro, John C. Reilly, and Burgess Meredith with Robin Wright being the customary caught-in-the-middle-of-all-the-illegal-acts female. Good all around.

People who added this item 504 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
This movie nails how a relationship ebbs and flows. Some of the realist emotional realism I've seen. Julie Deply I tip my imaginary hat to you.
People who added this item 284 Average listal rating (170 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Duellists (1977)
Ridley Scott's first film. It's about dueling. It's gorgeous and good.
Michael Parks puts in a slambanger of a performance as a sociopathic cop.
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
CryBaby Lane (2000)
Lazy but effective copy n' paste IMDB trivia caption:

"Only aired once on Nickelodeon. It was never shown again due to an unprecedented number of complaints from parents who believed it was too frightening for a kid's network. Since then, Nickelodeon has refused to release it to the public in any form and continues to deny its existence. Random clips of the movie were released to YouTube, and eventually the full 1 hour movie was uploaded. However, the full version was removed by Viacom due to copyright. UPDATE: The film will be shown on Nickelodeon, Halloween night, October 31, 2011. Enjoy!"
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People who added this item 2392 Average listal rating (1566 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
One of the most underrated Disney flicks of the past 20. Looney Tunes and Adult Swim type humor works its way in and gels perfectly. Loved it.
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Sweatbox (2002)
This complimentary documentary shows all the drama of what went down during the making of The Emperor's New Groove. Only screened twice at film festivals in 2002. Disney was then like FUCK NO! NO ONE IS SEEING THIS EVER, forbade its release and wanted every copy to be transformed into ashes. It's so hard to get a hold of that a Disney representative had to accompany a copy at all times during a rare screening at Pixar....but yeah it's out there on the internets now if ya look hard enough.
People who added this item 118 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Herzog's mesmerizing experimental thick atmosphere drama about a small town and its obsession with how to make the famous RUBY GLASS! Unfortunately the keeper of the secret just died and didn't tell anyone...well oh fuck. One of those CASTS A SPELL ON YOU methodical mystery movies.
People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
This movie is really hard to watch at times. The main bitch is so good that I really wanted to smash her face in with a goddamn cinder block. Well done, Blanche.
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
This movie is fucked in the head. Just like this guy who has decided to pour gasoline all over himself in the hopes of attaining nirvana. Early Viggo M.
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
I Am Comic (2010)
The definitive stand-up comedy documentary. Well this picture didn't age well.
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People who added this item 104 Average listal rating (64 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.8
Prison (1987)
Renny Harlin's ghost movie mixed with a prison movie that houses some world class practical super duper gore fx is a groovy watch. Another Viggo Mortensen early role is usually the draw here but Lane Smith as the take no shit warden is the real attraction. And seriously, the gory kill scenes are fantastic!
People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Monsieur Hire (1989)
Quiet, puzzling French 80s thriller you gotta think about.
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People who added this item 161 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Before Depp & Del Toro did Hunter S. Thompson and Raoul Duke, Bill Murray and Peter Boyle rocked it hard, psychotically and stacked with drugs.
People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.8
SubUrbia (1997)
Linklater knows this scene, these characters and he makes it all matter.
People who added this item 206 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
A homeless romance flick with literal and figurative fireworks.
People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
Malice (1993)
The type of ludicrous twisty 90s thriller that'll give you a grin. Bill Pullman accompanies a still relatively slender Alec Baldwin and a young n' stunning Nicole Kidman where you never really know who is fucking over who till you go AHAHAHA THAT WAS KINDA DUMB BUT FUCK IT WHY NOT. George C. Scott and Anne Banecroft show up and it's co-written by Aaron Sorkin!
People who added this item 248 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
L.I.E. (2002)
Oh to be a young boy and meet pedophile Brian Cox who claims to be the best cocksucker on the east coast or something like that. But anyway, stirring and raw view of male adolescence surviving an onslaught of life that is coming at him from all directions all at once.
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 0
Ray Liotta and John Leguizamo are hunting a fire loving arsonist in California in the 80s. Based on the true story on one of the most notorious arsonists of the 20th century. Liotta shines in this stylish directorial debut from the cinematographer of The Usual Suspects and Drive.
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People who added this item 92 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Not really a homeless people doc but more like a homeless community doc about those that live beneath the streets of New York. Powerful as shit.
I don't even know what to say about this delirious ball of screw loose cinema.
People who added this item 878 Average listal rating (508 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
David Lynch's G rated movie that got Richard Farnsworth an Oscar nomination. If you don't like this you probably torture small animals for fun.
People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Bio Zombie (1998)
Hong Kong zombie flick in a shopping center that gets pretty funny and over the top as you'd imagine given those simple facts. From director of Ip Man series.
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6
Relentless (1989)
Leo Rossi is the fucking man!...in this shockingly simple yet remarkably written and directed b movie where cops (Leo partnered with God's gift to the Western Hemisphere, Robert Loggia) chase a random phone book people picker serial killer (Judd SERIOUSLY? NO HE ACTUALLY DOES A GOOD JOB Nelson) all over LA. Spawned 3 sequels (yeah I felt compelled to watch those too) that never packed the punch to the gut that this one does.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
See 6 professional background extras not blend into real life as well.
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People who added this item 122 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Hit (1984)
Stephen Frears (The Grifters, Dangerous Liasions) orders around Terrence Stamp, John Hurt, and Tim Roth (in a very early role) to make a movie filled with hitmen, road trips and bumbling crooks acting like jackasses. They succeed.


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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