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Added by JayTrotter on 7 Jan 2011 06:01
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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 6

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People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Lรฉolo (1992)
Coming-of-age story about a young boy who creates a fantasy world in order to make his life more tolerable. Plot kinda sounds like same old same old right? Well it's graphic, funny as shit, wayyyyyyyyy out there and definitely not the same old room temperature art plop. GOTTA SEE IT.





People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Think Scorsese's After Hours but with a lighter comedic feel yet possessing unexpected moments of nasty darkness. Unconventional & unpredictable. Cool David Bowie as a British hitman plus all sorts of other OH SHIT! big name cameos.
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People who added this item 1069 Average listal rating (636 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Gorgeous magic trick like suicides and happy funerals and Ruth Gordon has an arm tattoo and Bud Cort's mom and Cat Stevens! The epitome of Dark Comedy that yeah yeah yeah I know is pretty well known but it still needs more exposure cause Hal Ashby gotdammit.
A well shot black comedy/slasher/erotica with a killer soundtrack that is nothing but a weirdo invention of wicked cinema you shouldnt miss. Paul Bartel directed!




People who added this item 589 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Hitcher (1986)
Rutger Hauer and Eric Red at their terrifying best.
People who added this item 847 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
Primer (2005)
Low budget indy filmmaking done the way it should be done. Complicated ideas executed brilliantly with multiple viewings needed to wrap your head around this sci-fi masterpiece. Its one of those movies you need to say you totally understand and it might get you laid at a party.
People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Big Feast (1973)
Let's eat and fuck till we DIE!

.......

Okay!

aka Hedonism Till We BURST: The Movie
People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (124 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
Fearless (1993)
Peter Weir yet again shows why he's one of the most undervalued directors alive. Outstanding, emotional flick. Rosie Perez got a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance as a grieving mother.
People who added this item 415 Average listal rating (246 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Cemetery Man (1994)
This is one of the smartest, coolest, sexiest, funniest, prettiest, most thought provoking zombie movies ever made. I suggest you see this beauty.
People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Secret Honor (1986)
Phillip Baker Hall's one man show as Richard Nixon in Robert Altman's psychological examination of our raving 37th president.
People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
Anthony Wong with no restrictions in a Category III Hong Kong flick that is FUCKED UP, SO SO SO FUCKED UP, SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO you get the point.
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.1
Kinda like if Alejandro Jodorowsky helped the Coens make No Country For Old Men. It's Robert Downey Sr. extreme insanity so that's all the reason you really need to check it out.
Jack Nicholson plays the typical Bruce Dern role and Bruce Dern plays the typical Jack Nicholson role in this groovy crime/drama from Bob Rafelson. Ellen Burstyn completes the triangle of cool.
People who added this item 887 Average listal rating (545 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
A black and white angrily profound slice of French street life.
People who added this item 485 Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Santa Sangre (1989)
Jodorowsky drops a bead of acid into each one of your eyes and you gotta deal with that shit to the best of your abilities without screaming yourself into the madhouse in this visually stunning mix of Psycho and Freaks. FUCKING OFF ITS ROCKER.





People who added this item 65 Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Mega mega mindfuck. Not as good at The Holy Mountain in that regard but it's up there and would go great with some mind altering substances if ya got em.



People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Bob Hoskins is king in this suave, hard hitting British gangster flick with a trippy synth score.
People who added this item 339 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Rarely does a mainstream movie balance a big cast with the right amount of drama and the right amount of comedy but Ted Demme nailed it purty damn good.
People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Sean Penn wrote and directed this small town Vietnam vet drama that primarily shows off how underrated David Morse will always be plus a loaded cast of Viggo Mortensen, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Sandy Dennis, Benicio Del Toro and Charles Bronson.
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
Bliss (1985)
Kinda like American Beauty + The World According to Garp with hints of What Dreams May Come and Jacob's Ladder. Surreal, funny, moving.
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
I have an unhealthy love for Jennifer Jason Leigh and I blame her cause if she wouldn't keep putting out stellar fucking performances like this one then I wouldn't have to seek highly expensive professional help. Mare Willingham is top notch here too in this life-long embattled sister music drama.
People who added this item 243 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Will Smith fuckin up some white people lives lulz
People who added this item 115 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Deathtrap (1982)
Sidney Lumet directs Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve in this Sleuth like play adaptation. Cat and mouse psychological battle all inside one room.
People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (132 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Alex de la Iglesia bringing an armageddon comedy with humor and hectic style,

A Catholic priest commits as many sins as possible to get in contact with Satan so that he may kill him but still needs the help of a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian occult TV show host!
People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Gridlock'd (1997)
Tupac's greatest performance. He improved A SHIT TON between this and Poetic Justice.





People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Paper (1994)
Ron Howard's newspaper movie. It's a lot better than what I just said there sounds like.
People who added this item 199 Average listal rating (125 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Entity (1982)
Barbara Hershey is getting raped by a ghost and it's all messed up and scary and based on a "true story."
George Segal is a cop tracking down serial killer Rod Steiger in some cat n mouse thrills based on a William Goldman novel.
People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
Drunks (1995)
Lots of haunting monologues in this cinema verite style presentation of an AA meeting focused on Richard Lewis. Sam Rockwell, Spalding Gray, Faye Dunaway, Parker Posey and Amanda Plummer show up to share with the group too.
People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Warrent Oates and Peter Fonda stumble upon some virgin sacrificin' devil worshippers and boy do things get shogtun n car chasin' messy!

People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Parker Posey is the best at being best.
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
How the US justice system fucks over black people because it's goddamn garbage and probably always will be. RIP Darryl. www.innocenceproject.org
People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
"Tom Selleck's prison movie" is all you really need to know here but F. Murray Abraham's performance is a nice bonus. You ever seen Tom Selleck shank a man in the shower? I have.
People who added this item 956 Average listal rating (660 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Rob Zombie's picture perfect love letter to exploitation horror films that everyone has an opinion on now but whatever its staying on the list fuck it.
Sleek Soderbergh thriller oozing with style.
People who added this item 266 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Matador (1986)
Nobody does provocative dark comedy like Pedro Almodovar does provocative dark comedy. Also, Antonio Banderas & Almodovar are big time underrated when it comes to discussion of best director/actor teams.
People who added this item 201 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
Character actors a plenty in this dark n' murky Deliverance minded action adventure movie by Walter Hill. Fred Ward! Powers Boothe! Brion James!
People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
As far as dysfunctional-family-acting-crazy-during-the-holidays movies go, this is my favorite.
People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Wow. In every way.


People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Much love for this Sam Rockwell/John Turturro/Tom DiCillo creation.
People who added this item 678 Average listal rating (420 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Shallow Grave (1994)
Danny Boyle's bad ass Hitchcock film.
People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
Mr. Jealousy (1998)
Noah Baumbach is freakishly good at these types of movies and this is my favorite out of all his stuff. Check it out.
Why did this movie touch me so much?
People who added this item 403 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
Romantic odd couple suicide comedy from Thailand.
People who added this item 253 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Rated PG for Pretty Great.
Eric Bogosian is a filmmaker who likes the death scenes in his films to be realistic. VERY REALISTIC. MUAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHHA!
People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Fresh (1994)
Best "in the hood" movie out there even though it's not your typical "in the hood' movie. Samuel L. and Giancarlo Esposito crush it. God I love Giancarlo Esposito.
Outstanding mockumentary about low budget exploitation filmmakers attempting to make a movie about The Bible. Funny as shit.
People who added this item 44 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Citizen X (1995)
Terrific made-for-HBO movie about the infamous Russian serial killer, Andrei Chikatilo. Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, and Max Von Sydow make up the bulk of the cast cause I mean with a movie like this it seems like those guys just have to be in it.
People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Why in the living hell isn't Albert Brooks' work recognized as the wonderfully lighthearted yet hilarilously profound flicks that they are? I guess they sorta are but still not fucking enough you fucking fucks.

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.

Still gotta finish adding descriptions on some movies. Will do as soon as possible!

*EDIT* Holy shit Im lazy. Will do this eventually I promise.

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