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Old 02-17-03, 08:13 PM
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For what little known movies do you try to spread the word most?

What movies do you try to tell everyone they should see that they wouldnt otherwise see. Mine are
Killer-I say this movie everytime some joker praises the shootout in heat.
Leon
Equilibrium (I actually dragged several people to a theatre to see this)
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Old 02-17-03, 09:05 PM
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Donnie Darko
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Old 02-17-03, 09:17 PM
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The Straight Story
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Old 02-17-03, 09:19 PM
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Ghost World (Many people around here know about it, but no one I talk to does)
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Bowling For Columbine
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Old 02-17-03, 09:19 PM
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Spirited Away

EDIT: Ice Pirates, also

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Old 02-17-03, 09:19 PM
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I loaned the Boondock Saints on everybody I know at work.
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When I worked at a video store back in the late 80's early 90's, I used to always tell people to rent the following movies.

Bagdad Cafe
Slamdance
Dead of Winter
Positive ID
Blood Simple
Better Off Dead
Near Dark
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Old 02-17-03, 09:33 PM
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Lovely and Amazing
Mindwalk
Watch It
Blood Simple
Safe
Election
Zero Effect
Passion of Joan of Arc

All of these are films I try to introduce to my friends/family. Although I do get some resistance now after sitting with my familly through Donnie Darko and having all of them hate it (I personally loved it).
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Old 02-17-03, 10:29 PM
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i don't really try, but I've shown Shaolin Soccer to nearly everyone I know.
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Old 02-17-03, 10:45 PM
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Being John Malkovich
Donnie Darko
Amelie
Bowling For Columbine
Requiem For A Dream
Mulholland Drive
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Old 02-17-03, 10:48 PM
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Old 02-17-03, 10:51 PM
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I pretty much don't, unless it's someone I know is into offbeat movies.

I've introduced a few friends to Blue Velvet, After Hours (video, of course), and Reservoir Dogs (which they mostly weren't as partial to), but they don't live around me anymore, so it's a bit more challenging.
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Go rent Wonder Boys...
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Old 02-18-03, 12:35 AM
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Human Traffic

The english TV shows Spaced and The Office

Bend It Like Beckham

... and I'm in America, which accounts for their obscurity here. BILB's getting a US release, so yay! to that. HT is out here, but the DVD's cut by fifteen minutes (thanks Mirimax). The English shows are getting their due one by one on BBC America and Bravo, so let's hope for Father Ted-Coupling-level success.

Also:

The Commitments
Kevin Smith films

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Leon
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Drop Dead Gorgeous (why few people have seen this boggles my mind, i guess people don't like satire)
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Old 02-18-03, 02:39 AM
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Another vote for Equilibrium here, after I saw it I told just about everyone I rang up at work.
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Old 02-18-03, 06:42 AM
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One movie I like to spread the word about is Insignificance. I believe it comes out on DVD today. It concerns a night when Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joe McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio all rendezvous in a hotel room in the 1950s.
Is it great? No. But, it is quirky enough, with an intelligent script. Plus, watching MM explaining relativity to Einstein is pretty much worth the price of admission.
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Old 02-18-03, 08:08 AM
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Thought of another:

One Magic Christmas
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Old 02-18-03, 08:22 AM
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Some films that I have championed:

Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Gone to the East?
Eureka
Come and See
Werckmeister Harmonies
Songs from the Second Floor
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Old 02-18-03, 09:25 AM
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Donnie Darko
Matilda
A Little Princess (1995)
Brotherhood of the Wolf
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Old 02-18-03, 09:28 AM
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Donnie Darko
Requiem for a Dream

Lately, Bowling for Columbine

My favorite director is David Lynch, but I only recommend his films to people who I know would appreciate his weirdness.
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Old 02-18-03, 09:36 AM
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A Bronx Tale
Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry
The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3
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Ghost World
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Orgazmo
Box of Moonlight
Living in Oblivion
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Old 02-18-03, 10:19 AM
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SECONDS - a film by John Frankenheimer that ranks with his best, and stars Rock Hudson in his best role. This is a bone-chilling movie that is one of my "top 10 of all time", and is available on DVD with commentary.
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