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Added by Toby White on 9 Jan 2013 08:00
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 6.6
An entertaining action Western from Walter Hill. Powers Boothe has some amazingly funny but inappropriate chauvinistic lines. His character is ridiculously over the top.
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People who added this item 1189 Average listal rating (653 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
Naked Lunch (1992)
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People who added this item 2241 Average listal rating (1452 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
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People who added this item 2881 Average listal rating (1867 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 988 Average listal rating (601 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 257 Average listal rating (198 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 1332 Average listal rating (771 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Barton Fink (1991)
My favourite Coen brothers film.
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People who added this item 1166 Average listal rating (733 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1134 Average listal rating (730 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Dead Alive (1992)
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People who added this item 387 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
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People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
Phenomena (1985)
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People who added this item 539 Average listal rating (275 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 291 Average listal rating (181 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 472 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Critters (1986)
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People who added this item 452 Average listal rating (261 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 669 Average listal rating (407 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
A masterpiece. Essential viewing.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (145 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Images (1972)
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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (31 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 520 Average listal rating (323 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 450 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 134 Average listal rating (74 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.4
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People who added this item 549 Average listal rating (333 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1065 Average listal rating (689 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
eXistenZ (1999)
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People who added this item 517 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 721 Average listal rating (524 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
A really creepy atmospheric horror. Very unsettling and understated. This is a modern Horror classic with a brilliant score.
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People who added this item 1169 Average listal rating (797 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 332 Average listal rating (211 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
The Drop (2014)
Enjoyable. Simple and straight forward story. Great performance by Tom Hardy in the lead role. Gandolfini is always a joy to watch. Sadly, it's his last film.
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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (138 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Sorcerer (1977)
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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (241 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sexy Beast (2000)
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Odd, distinctive, atmospheric and strangely hypnotic.
It's a beautiful and sad piece of filmmaking. Moving in a way that's hard to pin-point.
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People who added this item 743 Average listal rating (470 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 1768 Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
A very disturbing and intense experience. Brilliant filmmaking.
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People who added this item 728 Average listal rating (529 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Babadook (2014)
The best Horror film I've seen in many years. Very creepy and atmospheric. I cared about the characters and felt their trauma. It works on two levels, as a ghost story and as a story about a mother and child who struggle to deal with the loss of a loved one. It avoids the cliches of most horrors and goes for a more subtle approach of building up suspense and atmosphere.
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People who added this item 521 Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Midnight Run (1988)
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People who added this item 572 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Inherent Vice is my favourite film I've seen so far from 2014. I had been anticipating this one for quite some time and I was not disappointed. Once again Paul Thomas Anderson delivers a brilliant film.

Its sprawling narrative and witty dialogue had me hooked. It's odd and wacky and hilarious, and I didn't want it to end. It kept me zig-zagging along on a weird and wonderful trip. Even though at times I was thinking to myself "what the hell is actually going here?", it didn't even matter. This seemed to be part of the experience, that it was written in this manner. It really captured the mood and atmosphere of its time. Looking forward to seeing it again. Brilliant.
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People who added this item 108 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 901 Average listal rating (614 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6
Pretty disturbing film from Rob Zombie. Dark as hell. Visually impressive. Atmospheric and off-the-wall, it packs a punch and it doesn't pander to the typical Hollywood ending.
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People who added this item 127 Average listal rating (73 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1547 Average listal rating (957 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
25th Hour (2002)
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A beautiful film to look at. Gorgeous colours, framing and textures. And brilliant performances by Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren.
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People who added this item 176 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.6
Brilliantly shot. Dark as hell. Donald Pleasance is excellent.
You can practically feel the heat of the outback emanating from the screen as the characters sweat and chug beer like water. The main character is sucked into a self-destructive nihilistic underworld with devastating consequences. Unmissable.
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People who added this item 1086 Average listal rating (650 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
An absolute classic. A truly great piece of cinema. Very inspiring, dark and hilarious.
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People who added this item 912 Average listal rating (537 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
A really funny Road Movie with political undertones.
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People who added this item 635 Average listal rating (376 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.7
Down by Law (1986)
This is a masterpiece. One of my all time favourites!!
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A list of films that I think have received ludicrously low ratings. Clearly my taste is at odds with the majority as these are some of my favourite films.

The low ratings of films by directors like Jim Jarmusch, Abel Ferrara and John Carpenter reveal how under-appreciated these visionary filmmakers are within the mainstream.

Also, there are too many David Cronenberg films with low ratings such as Cosmopolis, The Brood and The Dead Zone. For one thing, The Brood is an incredibly disturbing film that ranks amongst the most unsettling films I've seen. It is a neglected masterpiece of horror.

Nicolas Winding Refn's films are also rated poorly. Valhalla Rising and Only God Forgives are great films that will probably achieve cult status in years to come.

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