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Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

The twist is...

1 Name a movie you enjoy, and which is fairly well known.
2 Name a movie which is similar in style, or plot, or theme etc. to 1, but is more under the radar, and perhaps not considered widely known. Example:

If you liked The Stepfather (1987)



then check out Blackout (1985)



Similar identity crisis / domestic terror theme, and even the settings are almost the same. I believe the makers of The Stepfather got most, if not all, ideas from Blackout.
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Re: Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

Fans of the Usual Suspect will like Identity

Fans of Primal Fear will like 88 minutes.
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Fans of Entourage + the original Point Break will like the new Point Break
Fans of Nazi recruitment videos will like United Passions
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Guess I'll go for a serial-killer theme.

If you liked


Then check out


^I thought that would've had a dated, TV-movie feel about it. But was surprised at how complex it turned out to be. Great performance by Curtis too.
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Re: Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

if you liked:



even though not really related still first thing i thought of:



huh...even similar movie posters.

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If you liked:




Then check out:

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Re: Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

If you liked Ski Patrol, you'll like Out Cold.
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If you liked In Bruges, check out You Kill Me.
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If you liked In Bruges, check out You Kill Me.
i don't know why or how, but i saw YKM in theater. loved it but forgot all about it!
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i don't know why or how, but i saw YKM in theater. loved it but forgot all about it!
Same. In fact, I forget a lot of what happened in it, but it was an overlooked little flick. And it introduced me to cashew butter.
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if you liked Antichrist (2009)



check out Vinyan (2008)



Vinyan is basically Antichrist's little cousin. Not as explicit as Lars von Trier's shocker but disturbing enough if you dig psychological horror.
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If:
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If you liked:





then you might like:

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If:
Then:
I'd like to add Bound to your post. Not because of the story but the same style and look of the Matrix. If you watch it you can see the same techniques and similarities in the filming and music score.

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If you like Donnie Darko and The Breakfast Club, try out Detention. Such a fun movie.
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The Sixth Sense
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Re: Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

If you liked WarGames then you might also like Prime Risk.

If you liked North by Northwest you might also like Gotcha!

If you liked Judgment Night then you might also like Enemy Territory.

If you liked The Silence of the Lambs then you might also like Antibodies.

If you liked Mulholland Dr. then you might also like Enemy.

If you liked Heat then you might also like Thief.

And if you liked The Evil Dead then you might also like Demon Wind.
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The Sixth Sense
....and "The Others"
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The Fault in the Stars

AND

Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl
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Re: Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

If you liked

then check out


Both are similar in a lot of ways, they actually have the same composer, and I am a little biased since Fling was filmed in Kansas City. It was shown on Showtime a lot, is on dvd, and I think you can find the full movie on youtube.
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Did you like CLIFFHANGER?

Then check out THE EIGER SANCTION
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Re: Recommend lesser known movies (but with a twist)

If you liked Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes (1977)



you ought to get a kick out of Barn of the Naked Dead (1974)

Spoiler:


Barn pretty much foreshadows Hills in many ways. Same desert setting, radioactivity/nuclear theme, group of "stranded" people exposed to disfigured cannibalistic killer.
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^No naked people in BOTND though.

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