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Added by JayTrotter on 3 Jan 2011 10:22
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Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 5

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People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (72 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
Jan Svankmajer's combination of live action & stop motion animation. One of a kind sexy fetish film experience that is completely WHAT THE FUCK! IS THIS RIGHT!?
People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.7
One of those foreign films that will get stuck in your head for days and make you constantly repeat OKAY WAIT WHAT HUH??? A surreal facial hair mystery thriller that you must watch with a friend so you can be confused together.
People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
The ups and downs of small time hoods living in the Big Apple with appropriate bigger than life acting from Rourke and Roberts...


...and just an air of cool.
People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 5.4
I just don't know what to say about this trashy masterpiece. It's like a ninja movie plus an over the top action flick plus...The Exorcist.




Loads of cool ninja gadgets.


And I mean there is even an evil arcade machine for fuck sake...
People who added this item 528 Average listal rating (298 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.9
Bully (2001)
Larry Clark's cinema vรฉritรฉ tale of young hate and murderous decisions. RAW GRAPHIC POWERFUL.
Top 5 visceral film experience of my life.
People who added this item 735 Average listal rating (401 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
Dogme film #1 directed by Thomas Vinterberg.


Plot: At Helge's 60th birthday party, unpleasant family truths are revealed to everyone. EXTREMELY UNPLEASANT AND CAPTIVATING AS SHIT.
People who added this item 1299 Average listal rating (751 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
Dark comedy laced with poignancy, great direction, and Nicolas Cage's best and most reserved performance in years. Michael Caine TAKES OVER everytime he enters the frame. I love this movie so much.
People who added this item 152 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Sam Fuller takes on a taboo subject that was completely ignored at the time: but I'm not gonna spoil it for you. SLAM BANG POW BORF of a rockin' opening too!
People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
Linda Florentino is one evil manipulative femme fatale of a sexy bitch in this outstanding John Dahl neo-noir.


And the sex scene up against the fence is DIE-NO-MIGHT
People who added this item 750 Average listal rating (429 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Houses some moments of absolute filmmaking genius and also contains perhaps the greatest sex scene in the history of cinema. Then duh that ending.
People who added this item 742 Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
When animation attacks! WHY ARE THE RABBITS BLEEDING MOMMY?!
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People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (342 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
I like the line from Roger Ebert's review, "It goes so far over the top I'm in awe." Me too.

Some of the Plot Keywords from IMDB:
Gangster
Pimp
American Dream
Person on Fire
Female Frontal Nudity

Russian Mafia
Shot in the Crotch
Reference to John Wayne
Pistol Whip
Exploding House

Child Uses Gun
Pedophile
Severed Ear
Urban Nightmare
Racial Slur

Gash in the Face
Hockey Puck
Achilles Tendon Cut
Exploding Body
Methamphetamine

Throat Slitting
Person on Fire
Bare Breasts
Head Blown Off
Hell on Earth

And then maybe the 3rd greatest pimp in film history. Okay probably not but he's up there.
People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Watch Beat Takeshi slap the living shit out of this poor kid over and over and over and over and over and over. Nihilism in its funnest form. Beat's 1st film as director.
People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
It's like a stylized B-movie western with street thugs and tough guys set in the 80s mixed with the 50s. I know that sounds ridiculous but its pretty accurate.

Willem Dafoe is the main villain...




...and at one point he wears black vinyl overalls as he emerges from fire.
People who added this item 404 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Kieslowski's gripping crime journey from premeditation all the way to the...end.
People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (21 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.4
Vice Squad (1982)
Wings Hauser plays the 2nd greatest pimp in film history, Ramrod.








People who added this item 316 Average listal rating (162 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
One of the most underrated, engrossing well told stories of the oughts.
People who added this item 69 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
The In-Laws (1979)
A+ comedy that has never been given its due except a shitty ass remake okay I admit I've never seen it so maybe its not so bad cause it does have Albert Brooks in it. The crazy foreign dictator and his hand puppet friend made me pee my pants.
People who added this item 93 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6
Otis (2008)
Horror comedy about a serial killer that really isn't that bad of a guy. Poor, lonely...fat, fat Otis.
People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
James Woods likes cocaine. Watch him enjoy it in the privacy of his own home while you sit in yours with or without your own cocaine.
People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Sadist (1963)
For 1963, this thing is VICIOUS.
People who added this item 1166 Average listal rating (644 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pauline and Juliet are really good friends. Don't split them up or you might regret it A LOT. Yeah so don't do that.

Pre Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson shows that he is a well rounded filmmaker in nailing this troubling drama of friendship and love gone mad. Masterpiece imo.
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
Mickey Rourke and Bob Hoskins doing some gangsta drama kinda shit.
People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
How bout some underrated as fuck Spike Lee.
People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Could be seen as a "sequel" to Easy Rider...kinda.
People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (24 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 5.2
The Brain (1988)
The opening 8 minutes is CRAZY and the rest of the movie is some very enjoyable big brain monster trash cinema about the big scary evilness of television!
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
One of the best high school flicks ever made.
People who added this item 67 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Minus Man (1999)
Subtle, well paced serial killer drama with Owen Wilson not embarrassing himself somehow. Brian Cox too.
People who added this item 101 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.9
Tim Roth as Vincent Van Gogh and directed by Altman. His bloody, calm death walk is fucking remarkable.
People who added this item 1309 Average listal rating (745 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Psychological horror reached one of its many pinnacles with this one.
People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (188 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Runaway Train (1986)
Eric Roberts and Jon Voight all aboard a runaway train and it's all an allegory! Voight, Roberts and the editing all got Oscar nominations. Eddie Bunker (Mr. Blue) and Akira Kurosawa worked on the screenplay.
People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Digging into the bone and disemboweling the soul type drama by Ken Loach.
Documentary about two guys and their constant search for the creature known as Bigfoot no matter how bad their lives get. As fascinating as it is heartbreaking.
I mean that title, it's a must see just because of that. Well, Warren Oates and Sam Peckinpah too.
People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Oliver Stone's post-Vietnam film. How to live a normal life after it's all over. Or at least try to. One of Stone's most commonly ignored.
Another artsploitation flick from the orient. Dirty and nice to look at.
You think your life is bad? Check out Jimmy's. It's shit covered in shit.
People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
Flashpoint (1984)
Understated mystery film noir with Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams teaming up to solve the case. Big scale conspiracy theory twist at the end that is pretty cool.
People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.3
Betrayed (1988)
Hate groups, romance and Tom Berenger. Via Costa-Gavras.
People who added this item 202 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.2
John Waters' subversive love of subversive movies.
People who added this item 235 Average listal rating (139 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Will always be my favorite Tommy Lee Jones performance. Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn rocks too. I feel like I didn't have to say that last part though.
People who added this item 190 Average listal rating (108 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Kinda Tarantino-esque but before all those QT wannabe flicks really started to fly out. Gary Oldman is in it so it's a no brainer. Peter Medak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yup those are legs wrapped around Oldman's neck.
People who added this item 85 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Steve Martin and Charles Grodin bring the sad laughs. They pick out fern plants like they're pets and improvise tons of dialogue. It's pathetic & great. Neil Simon too.
People who added this item 61 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Asian rape revenge flick that gets way under the skin.
People who added this item 66 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 4.4
Before Brad Pitt was Brad Pitt he was in this awesomely cheesy fun slasher flick. Brilliant ongoing gag with the main girl's dad trying to get back home during the entire movie. Written by the creator of Salute Your Shorts, Steve Slavkin.
Jeff Bridges is Edward Furlong's ex-con dad and times are tough as seen through the eyes of Martin Bell, director of the notorious Oscar nominated doc, Streetwise.
People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
One of those typical looking indy comedies at first glance that is actually unique, touching and well worth a watch. Has some fucking wonderful moments.
People who added this item 288 Average listal rating (156 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Jabberwocky (1977)
A funny "Monty Python" flick that usually gets forgotten.
People who added this item 94 Average listal rating (47 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Down n' dirty Hubert Selby Jr. (Requiem for a Dream) adaptation with my future soulmate, Jennifer Jason Leigh bringing a Boston Film Society Best Supporting Actress performance to the table (shared with her performance in Miami Blues).

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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