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Smeeg26
02-09-12, 09:05 PM
What are some movies you like that others may not know about?

Here are some of my faves

Home Room - A small town is rocked by a shooting at its high school that results in nine deaths and serious injury to one popular female student, Deanna .As a detective looks for those responsible, his concentration turns to a defiant outcast named Alicia. With her involvement still in question, Alicia visits Deanna in the hospital, and the two forge a rare bond over what they saw that fateful day.

Series 7: The Contenders - In the near future, six average citizens are chosen by random lottery to kill each other for the viewing enjoyment of millions. The game continues until one survivor is left standing.

Saint Ralph - Ralph is a typical teenager with atypical questions, the largest of which concerns his mother. She's fallen into a coma, and the 14-year-old has set his sights on winning the 1954 Boston Marathon in a makeshift barter with God to make his mother well. His teacher, Father Hibbert ,wants to encourage his dream, but in doing so, he goes up against the reserved, ever-realistic Father Fitzpatrick.

RoadToPerdition
02-09-12, 10:01 PM
That's a tough one because probably most people who frequent this site know more movies than the average movie-watcher, but here are some for me (I'm not going to give synopses because I don't want to spoil for anyone):

Mysterious Skin
The Way of the Gun
After the Wedding
Ravenous
The Spanish Prisoner
Frailty
Mean Creek

tecHouse
02-10-12, 11:53 AM
That's a tough one because probably most people who frequent this site know more movies than the average movie-watcher, but here are some for me (I'm not going to give synopses because I don't want to spoil for anyone):

Mysterious Skin
The Way of the Gun
After the Wedding
Ravenous
The Spanish Prisoner
Frailty
Mean Creek

Ravenous, Frailty, and Mean Creek are awesome movies! Have not seen those others..

gp1086
02-10-12, 02:14 PM
Exam (2009) - In this psychological thriller, eight job applicants in a guarded, windowless room are given instruction, exams and 80 minutes to answer one discerning question that may win them a prime position. But they soon discover this is no ordinary test.

Pacific Heights (1990) - Young couple Patty and Drake (Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine) buy their dream house in San Francisco and rent out the ground floor apartment to Carter Hayes, who seems to be an ideal tenant -- until he stops paying rent, refuses to leave and barricades himself in the apartment. Michael Keaton, in a performance of creepy intensity, plays the sociopathic Carter in this tense nail-biter.

*Descriptions taken from Netflix

davidh777
02-10-12, 03:20 PM
:up: Spanish Prisoner

RoadToPerdition
02-10-12, 04:42 PM
Ravenous, Frailty, and Mean Creek are awesome movies! Have not seen those others..

Thanks. Yeah, check the other ones out if you get a chance.

Shannon Nutt
02-10-12, 05:07 PM
Somewhere In Time
Married To the Mob
The Hidden
Shoot To Kill
Jennifer 8
Fire in the Sky

riotinmyskull
02-11-12, 06:50 AM
over the edge
long good friday
the grifters
brute force
river's edge

rbrown498
02-11-12, 04:12 PM
A Tale of Two Sisters
Nobody Knows
Dark Water (Japanese version)
Haiku Tunnel
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
Birth
The Wedding Banquet
Idle Hands

RoadToPerdition
02-11-12, 10:58 PM
A Tale of Two Sisters
Nobody Knows
Dark Water (Japanese version)
Haiku Tunnel
The Civilization of Maxwell Bright
Birth
The Wedding Banquet
Idle Hands

Love Birth. Is Idle Hands really a hidden gem? I like it too but I think it's pretty mainstream.

rbrown498
02-12-12, 12:27 AM
Love Birth. Is Idle Hands really a hidden gem? I like it too but I think it's pretty mainstream.

Mainstream, yes, but everyone that I've ever mentioned it to has never seen it. It's kind of like Birth in that respect--everybody's seen the DVD box, but nobody's viewed what's inside.

PhantomStranger
02-12-12, 01:53 AM
Christopher Nolan's "Following" is a great movie that hardly anyone has seen because it was his first film and came before the fame of Memento. There are many foreign movies that fit this category. "Old Boy" is the first one that comes to mind.

technoir
02-15-12, 02:39 PM
The "Coffin Joe" movies I really enjoy.

Nickofdoom
02-16-12, 09:11 PM
Somewhere In Time
Married To the Mob
The Hidden
Shoot To Kill
Jennifer 8
Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Good flick.

Dr. Calamari
02-16-12, 11:08 PM
Christopher Nolan's "Following" is a great movie that hardly anyone has seen because it was his first film and came before the fame of Memento. There are many foreign movies that fit this category. "Old Boy" is the first one that comes to mind.


Both excellent choices! Another great hidden gem is Aventurera, starring Ninon Sevilla.

JackBurton
02-17-12, 07:51 AM
:up: Spanish PrisonerI keep hoping this gets announced as a Criterion blu-ray. The DVD is OOP. No one I introduce to it seems to care for it, but it is one of my favs.

Ash Ketchum
02-17-12, 10:08 AM
Both excellent choices! Another great hidden gem is Aventurera, starring Ninon Sevilla.

Wow, so I'm not the only one on this board who's seen AVENTURERA, a great Mexican melodrama from 1950. I'd see more films like that, but so few of them have been subtitled.

RoadToPerdition
02-17-12, 04:57 PM
I keep hoping this gets announced as a Criterion blu-ray. The DVD is OOP. No one I introduce to it seems to care for it, but it is one of my favs.

It's certainly not for everyone, but if you enjoy the Mamet dialogue in general and can get past Campbell Scott's wooden acting, it's damn good.

TheBigDave
02-17-12, 08:27 PM
These are probably well known by most people here.

Triangle (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/40321/triangle/)
Troll Hunter (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/49996/troll-hunter/)
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (http://www.joblo.com/horror-movies/reviews/all-the-boys-love-mandy-lane)
Pontypool (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/40786/pontypool/)
Trick 'r Treat (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/38729/trick-r-treat/)
I Saw The Devil (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/48312/i-saw-the-devil/)

Two other movies that are "Hidden Gems" to me are the remakes of Black Christmas (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/28447/black-christmas-2006/) and Sorority Row (http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/39603/sorority-row/). Maybe it's because I went in with such low expectations. Both movies got awful reviews. But I really enjoyed them.

Gobear
02-17-12, 11:00 PM
Zero Patience
Hard Candy
A Midwinter's Tale
Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
O Lucky Man
Intacto

Living Dead
02-18-12, 01:56 AM
Eye of God. Still the single most powerful dramatic film I've ever seen. I bawled like a baby after the first viewing, which is very rare for me when watching films. I've since watched it a dozen times at least.

Nickofdoom
02-18-12, 08:45 AM
I just watched The Perfect Weapon for the first time is years, it's cheesy for sure, but I LOVE it!

gmerreighnjr
02-28-12, 09:28 AM
The Adventures Of Sebastian Cole
Gas Food Lodging
Love Liza
Imaginary Heroes
Hard 8
The Ice Storm
The Station Agent
We Don't Live Here Anymore
My Life Without Me
Heavy
Swimming With Sharks
In America
Hal Hartley films (Trust/Simple Men/Henry Fool)

JOE29
03-01-12, 07:38 AM
Outpost. ( Ray Stevenson )

jimmaxmed
03-01-12, 05:47 PM
I must agree with previous mentions of "Shoot to Kill" and "Homeroom", and I'll add...

Delirious (with Steve Buscemi)
Hiding Out
My First Mister
Unleashed (Jet Li)

RoadToPerdition
03-08-12, 06:32 PM
So has anyone watched any movies because they were suggested in this thread? If so, did you like them?

JackBurton
03-09-12, 05:59 AM
I watched Exam (2009) as it was on Netflix. I enjoyed it quite a bit though I was a bit underwhelmed with the ending. Overall, I thought it was a great effort on what was surely a small budget. Reminiscent of Cube (1997).