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Added by JayTrotter on 30 Dec 2010 10:03
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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 3

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People who added this item 438 Average listal rating (255 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
In my top 5 favorite horror movies of all time.


Grindhouse meets Artsy Fartsy in a magnificent mesh of eye screwing fury.
People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Phone Box (1972)
Best short film my eyeballs have ever viewed.
People who added this item 359 Average listal rating (231 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Pusher (1996)
Danish gangster flick that will stay with you for DAYS. Everyone needs to know who Kim Bodnia is.

He's the dude smiling on the right and yeah that's Mads on the left.
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5
The most schizophrenic, kitchen sink style Blaxploitation movie out there.
People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Well acted character or rather family piece set in the South about two feuding families. Michael Shannon yet again shows why he's gifted as fuck in Jeff Nichols' feature film debut.
People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (190 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Steve Martin's comedic masterpiece.


Michael Haneke doesn't wrap it up in a nice little package and it's better that way. Haneke excels in those moments that force you to slowly, involuntarily flex all your muscles till your left exhausted by the end of a scene and you think HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN? and there are plenty here.
People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Big Night (1996)
A funny ass, heartfelt food movie that will put anybody watching it in good spirits. FUCK THAT FOOD LOOKS GOOD.

Meal prep.


Traditonal Risotto.


Staring at the intimidating Timpano.


Whole Branzino.


Listening to the Timpano.


Organic chicken.


Carefully cutting into the Timpano.


Suckling pig.


And finally, Timpano.


Celebration!


Plus the final 5 minute shot crushes me everytime. Poetic celluloid perfection.
People who added this item 174 Average listal rating (117 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Nighthawks (1981)
Sylvester Stallone sporting poofy black hair and a complete beard n' mustache combo partners up with Billy Dee Williams, whose acting is so far over the top it's subtle, to battle international terrorist, Rutger Hauer! Cool stuff everywhere culminating in an awesome cable car set piece.

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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Just say FUCK TECHNOLOGY and move your entire family into the jungle and build a humongous ice machine. That's what goes down in this Peter Weir gem. The most impressive performance of Harrison Ford's career.
The most psychopathic and terrifying movie ever produced by Christianity. Must be seen to be believed and even then you still might not be sure.
People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
Communion (1989)
Christopher Walken versus aliens so kinda like if they made Fire in the Sky but with only Mr. Walken instead. It's kinda cool n' creepy n' Walkeny.
People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
This movie kicks fucking ass, plain and simple.








People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
Hardcore (1979)
That scene where George C. Scott is wearing a mustache while pretending to cast a porn movie is some funny poop but mostly the movie is rough rough rough baby. Great mood inducing score and Peter Boyle too.
People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Watch EVERYTHING go wrong on the set of an independent movie that is being directed by the one the only, Steve Buscemi. James LeGros, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney, and Peter Dinklage make up the rest of the crew/cast. Murphy's Law through n through.
This absorbing true life crime doc won an Oscar for Best Documentary in 2002. The US Justice system really tries to fuck people because it simply does not care.
People who added this item 295 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
Don't fuck with Bruce Dern's space plants.

OKAY!?
People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Dogfight (1991)
A love story done right and true.
People who added this item 447 Average listal rating (305 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
VERY above average serial killer thriller with two of dem cool French motherfuckers that you might recanize.
People who added this item 221 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bill Pullman plays the stupidest crook alive in one of the most underrated ridiculous comedies of all time.
People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Zero Effect (1998)
Bill Pullman plays the smartest detective alive in a smart mystery comedy.
People who added this item 194 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Lake Mungo (2008)
Engrossing family drama/ghost story mockumentary. Has some really spooky moments that catch you way off guard.
Raymond J. Barry claims to be the infamous shooter on the grassy knoll who really killed JFK in this cool conspiracy mockumentary.
People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
A dark musical with Steve Martin leading the way. Cynical and pretty.


Christopher Walken's dance number is probably one of the top 10 things that has ever happened on Earth.
People who added this item 325 Average listal rating (174 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Stroszek (1977)
The American Dream as seen through the eyes of Werner Herzog.





And I'll never forget that dancing chicken.
This one surprised me a ton. It is basically the best movie Woody Allen never made or the best flick Woody wishes he would've made. Super stirring drama/black comedy you gotta check out. GO SEE GO SEE GO SEE etc.
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (130 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Sorcerer (1977)
William Friedkin's remake of Wages of Fear and dare I say, the one I prefer.
People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
The story of an old man and his kitty on a road trip :) and :(
People who added this item 128 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Nil by Mouth (1997)
Dear jesus this thing is brutal. Ray Winston goes balls out bastard. Directed by Gary Oldman.
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7
They don't open movies like this anymore: 15 minutes of Albert Brooks high and pathetic and stumbling around his apartment, calling old friends he hasn't talked to in years, making a complete ass of himself. Then there is the rest of the movie, which continues to rule.


"Hulk running" is a life changer.
People who added this item 203 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Blind Fury (1989)
Rutger Hauer is basically Zatoichi trapped in a cheesy yet FUGGIN' AWESOME 80s action/comedy. It's too much fun for one sitting, I suggest two to prevent overload. George Lucas stole Darth Maul's death scene from this.


People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7
Bad Company (1972)
A western with a very young Jeff Bridges that doesn't get enough respect.
People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.7
A suspense thriller that actually holds you in suspense and manages to really work in some legitimate thrills. Hitchock would give it some claps.
People who added this item 649 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
A Jarmusch gem of a bunch of different stories taking place in taxi cabs on the same night but in different cities with lots of actors you know.

The Giancarlo Esposito and foregin cab driver part is one of my favorite things in a movie ever. I mean it just makes my dumbass HAPPY.



And finally.


EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS BEFORE THEY DEPART THIS WORLD
People who added this item 358 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Dat bitch crazy.
People who added this item 246 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
If you only watch it for one reason, watch it for Dennis Hopper and his blow up doll girlfriend. Based on a tragic true story and featuring a whacked out performance from Crispin Glover.
People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
What happens when a bunch of rich church people decide they want to make an epic bible movie yet are incompetent as fuck?

This shit happens.
People who added this item 707 Average listal rating (438 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
Strange Days (1995)
Kathryn Bigelow's most ambitious and rock n' roll genre film. Angela Basset plays one of the ultimate LADY YOU DON'T WANNA MESS WITH females in film history. Such an uber cool pure 90s flick with a grungy fire moving the plot forward.
People who added this item 96 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Roommate vs. roomate in a battle to the death!
People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.1
Real Men (1987)
The epitome of goofy cheesy dumbass 80s buddy comedies. Still recovering from the awe.


People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
Ricochet (1991)
Now it's time for the epitome of movie star hero (Denzel Washington) vs. movie star villain (John Lithgow) cheesy excessive 90s action movies. People make body armor out of phone books n' duct tape, women rape men in empty swimming pools wtf and Denzel does his best White Heat James Cagney impersonation. Also still recovering from the awe.


Parole Board Official: "The parole board's ready, Blake. I hope you remembered to floss."
John Lithgow as Earl Tabot Blake: "I did. With your wife's pubic hair!"
People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Jena Malone puts in one hell of a child performance and Jennifer Jason Leigh continues to whip ass. Tough drama that is so good.
The final shot is completely unnerving genius. Keaton is magnificent.

People who added this item 154 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.2
Parents (1989)
B movie horror with Randy Quaid, just the right amount of blood covered comedy to make it work perfectly and what in the hell Bob Balaban directed it.
People who added this item 376 Average listal rating (244 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
Fifty times scarier than the original imo which I'm ware makes me sound like a doofus. Okay done saying silly things. That hospital hallway scene OH SHIT YEAH.
People who added this item 56 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Damn solid father/son family drama with Mr. Duvall.
Really effective coming of age drama that contains perhaps the funniest comedic cut I've ever seen.
People who added this item 48 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Incredible crime/drama based on a true event with hot headed James Woods. Two thumbs and a trigger finger up.
People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
Peter Greene rips out his guts n' rubs them on the screen. Metaphorically.

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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