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What's Your Favorite Underappreciated Movie?

Cliff posted more than 11 years ago | from the future-cult-classics dept.

Movies 2141

Moses Lawn asks: "With the impending re-release of Spirited Away, I've been wondering about this. There are a lot of movies I love that no one else seems to know about. Some of them disappeared from theaters within a week, some came out years ago and seem to have been forgotten. Here are a few of my favorites: The Hot Rock, The Pope Must Diet (formerly 'The Pope Must Die'), They Might Be Giants, and The Big Hit. Maybe you like these, too. Maybe you think they stink up the joint. So what are your favorite forgotten movies?"

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Easy (1)

basscomm (122302) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602440)

Army of Darkness. It introduced me to the world of Bruce Campbell.

Re:Easy (1)

Metzli (184903) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602554)

Agreed. That is one of the funniest (and cheesiest) movies that I've even seen. Gotta love the one liners.

Re:Easy (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602597)

Huh? How is it underappreciated? You can't throw a rock without hitting a geek quoting from/talking about that movie.

Well... (1)

Peterus7 (607982) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602443)

A lot of these movies are worth forgetting really...

Can anyone think of any anime that actually made it to theaters and was promptly forgotten? I want to say metropolis, but I know that did well.

Gunkata (1)

D3TH (15279) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602445)

See the fansite here:

http://www.gunkatta.com/home.htm

Re:Gunkata (1)

D3TH (15279) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602503)

Yes, I know the name of the movie is Equilibrium, but Gunkata was the main reason I liked it so much.

Re:Gunkata (1)

DuckWing (19575) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602543)

Equilibrium was never released here in Canada. hrm, I wonder about the censorship of that one?

Hudson Hawk (2, Interesting)

HeyBob! (111243) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602446)

Didn't anyone get it? - it's a farce!

Re:Hudson Hawk (3, Insightful)

DuckWing (19575) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602588)

It was funny, but almost went to extremes for the humor so a lot of it was missed by many people.

Re:Hudson Hawk (1)

MhzJnky (443677) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602594)

This was an awsome flick. I prowdly have the DVD. When it came out orginanly it suffered from bad marketing. People wanted a die-hard or a moonlighting, they wern't ready for a mix...

Re:Hudson Hawk (1)

Katravax (21568) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602603)

I second the vote. Hudson Hawk is fantastic.

Meet the Feebles! (1)

PHAEDRU5 (213667) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602448)

What Mr. Jackson was doing before he got interested in Hobbits.

Re:Meet the Feebles! (1)

catch23 (97972) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602558)

Of Peter Jackson films, I like Braindead the most. It's one movie with more outlandish gore than anything I've ever seen, and yet Peter is still able to make it into a romantic humorous love story! How often do you get to see someone mowing down a huge crowd of zombies with a lawn mower strapped to his chest?

Star Wars (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602450)

The original one with the crappy special effects and terrible acting and

nah it sucks

so does star trek

and dune is terrible

oh and pretty much every anime

and the matrix

Re:Star Wars (1)

CaptainSuperBoy (17170) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602481)

I rarely read slashdot. Do the trolls even try any more?

Re:Star Wars (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602531)

Nah

The editors and "insightful posters" made us obsolete for the most part.

Slashdot is a self-trolling website.

why... "The Man With Two Brains" of course (1)

stupidNewbie (537989) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602451)

if you do anything important this year, be sure one of them is watching this Steve Martin classic.... that and "The Thing"

Re:why... "The Man With Two Brains" of course (1)

brianjcain (622084) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602527)

Wow...Good pick. I always think of the "citizen's divorce" (only binding in Vienna, of course).
That and "The Jerk" are really good Steve Martin flicks.
How about "Brewster's Millions,", or "The Toy"? Richard Pryor is hysterical.

Eraserhead (1)

meme_police (645420) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602452)

Eraserhead

Re:Eraserhead (1)

robbo (4388) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602547)

The most overhyped underappreciated movie in history..

Battlefield Earth (1)

Trogre (513942) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602454)

'nuff said

Re:Battlefield Earth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602492)

This is worse than unappreciated, it was considered the eyesore of science fiction... and you know why??? BECAUSE IT WAS A PIECE OF CRAP!

Re:Battlefield Earth (1)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602506)

Watching the end of that, I could only think...

"Somebody set up us the bomb"

and

"For great justice"

(not to spoil, of course, but if you've managed to watch this film all the way to the end, you'll know what I mean)

Re:Battlefield Earth (1)

benzapp (464105) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602557)

That movie was terrible. You obviously don't read enough Operation Clambake. [xenu.net]

Course, I probably just got trolled...

Hot to Trot (1)

Michael Hunt (585391) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602458)

Starring Bobcat Goldthwaite, a movie about a talking horse called Don who is good at playing the stock market.

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0095326

Robocop (1)

j-beda (85386) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602460)

Robocop [imdb.com] has some great social and political satire in it.

"You crossed my line of death!" BOOM! Play global war with the whole family!

Re:Robocop (1)

EpsCylonB (307640) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602576)

Actually, Robocop, Total Recall and Satrship Troopers (all directed by Paul Verhoeven) all have a lot to say about soceity, corporations and how power can be abused.

And if you want to get turned on there is always Basic Instinct as well.

Re:Robocop (1)

Selfbain (624722) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602586)

Hardly a forgotten film though.

Titanic (2, Funny)

CaptainSuperBoy (17170) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602461)

Oh, wait.. no.

There is no global village... (1)

sebi (152185) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602462)

I would guess, that under-appreciation varies from place to place. Some American stinkers never even make the theatres elsewhere on the planet and I guess that only a really small number of foreign films have any kind of success in America. My favourite film at the moment is Rushmore [imdb.com] , a relatively popular film in English-speaking countries, but not even dubbed to German as far as I know. The Filthy Critic [bigempire.com] has been an invaluable guide to find Films that would otherwise not have been noticed by me and avoid others that I might have watched.

A little advice: Trust your friends recommendations. Last week I saw Bugsy Malone [imdb.com] after a friend insisted. The description sounded horrible (basically a prohibition-era gangster musical with an all kids cast), but the film was really good.

My Top Three (1)

EastCoastLA (129478) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602469)

1. Donnie Darko
2. Iron Monkey
3. Boondock Saints

God is Good

Split Second (1)

rossz (67331) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602474)

With Rutker Hauer (I can't spell his name, sorry). I'd bet any amount of money the Doom developers got ideas from this movie, especially the name "BFG".

Re:Split Second (1)

brianjcain (622084) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602574)

On that note, how about "Lady Hawke"? Good flick indeed. (You were close, it's "Rutger").

Funny, blood, and gore (1)

latal (656774) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602478)

I would have to say "The Boondock Saints." No one I talk to seems to know about it, but after I show it to them, they instantly love it.

In Soviet Russia... (-1)

I'm not a script, da (638454) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602485)

...movie producer underappreciates you!

We are all forgetting the Best two of all time (0)

august70 (209266) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602486)

Wargames and Tron nuf said....

Transformers: The Movie (3, Interesting)

Lu Xun (615093) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602487)

Definately. Orson Wells, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Eric Idle; an all-star cast!

Come out, Autobot. We all must die sometime.

That's deep. And the first appearence of the Matrix! Whoa.

Irvine Welsh's ... (1)

yamcha666 (519244) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602488)

Trainspotting

Featuring the sexy Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremer, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly McDonald. Trainspotting is a fairly accurate movie (and book) about a group of junkies, "rude boys" and nutters who spend their lives in Scotland doing drugs, getting drunk, etc. Meanwhile, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) realizes he's tired with is life of heroin, drinking, stealing, and wants to change it. The movie is very well acted, very funny, and from what I heard fairly accurate since it was written by a Scotsman.

So that's my forgotten movie - Trainspotting

Spielberg's 1941 (1)

Tralfazz (99078) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602489)

Gotta love the final scene where the house falls off the cliff!

http://www.blockbuster.com/bb/movie/details/0,72 86 ,VID-V+++++++71,00.html?

Hudson Hawk (1)

wcspxyx (120207) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602490)

I still watch this movie on a regular basis. The use of singing as a time keeping device. The Candy-Bar crew. Hell, just the concept of a Vatican Secret Service is enough to make one giggle.

Bunnie! Ball Ball!

Buckaroo Bonzai (1)

DuckWing (19575) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602495)

By far one of my favorites. I waited for a long time for the sequal, "Buckaroo Bonzai vs. the Crime League" (or something like that) but it never materialized ;-(

Another favorite of mine was a movie that Bruce Lee orginally wrote called Circle of Iron. However, since he died, his part was played by David Carradine. Also an excellent movie.

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are!

Re:Buckaroo Bonzai (1)

Mark J Tilford (186) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602544)

The script for the second Buckaroo Bonzai movie was later worked into _Big Trouble in Little China_.

Re:Buckaroo Bonzai (1)

Torqued (91619) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602549)

Bigboo-TAY! Tay! TAY!!!

My favorite underappreciated movie is "Supernova" (1)

Ignorant Aardvark (632408) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602496)

Anyone remember that scifi movie Supernova? That was a really cool movie. A freaky horror plot, a good cast, a cool ship, and everything else that makes great scifi. Unfortunately it only showed once a week in my area at Sunday night at 22:00, and this was the only theater out of 20 around here that even bothered showing it. It was posed to be a major success ... but what happened?! Like, nobody ever saw it. Not just here; most places. Anyway, I definitely recommend renting it.

I've got two (1)

Masami Eiri (617825) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602498)

Mystery Men and Hackers

Grave of the fire flies (1)

EmoticonDeus (600882) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602499)

If you have not seen this anime movie, you must! Although it is anime, it is very real and will keep you thinking about it for weeks

Being John Malkovich.. (1)

Ack_OZ (64662) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602500)

surreal movie... but very entertaining

It's up the top of my list of "introduce it to people & see how they react" type movies ...

Dark City (1)

necrognome (236545) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602505)

Fans of Blade Runner and/or the Matrix might appreciate Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas (director of The Crow). Dark City didn't get much buzz while on the screen, but it is an interesting film that touches on concepts of memory and personal identity, like the two aforementioned classics. In some senses it agrees with Cypher (Joe Pantoliano in The Matrix) that the taste of the steak is all that matters.

Re:Dark City (1)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602575)

btw, Proyas directed the SciFi Channel's adaptation of 'Riverworld'..

Oldies but goodies.... (1)

asparagus (29121) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602507)

Peckinpah: Straw Dogs, Wild Bunch. (violence)
Wilder: Sunset Blvd, Double Indemnity. (film noir)

Everybody should check out the AFI Top 100 List [afi.com] .

Good acting (1)

faeryman (191366) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602509)

The movie "Glengarry Glen Ross" with Kevin Spacy, Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, and Ed Harris. It's not that popular since there is no action, lots of talking, but come on - Pacino's tirade at the end is so funny! I don't know of any other actor who could make "you company man!" be a worse insult than "stupid fucking cunt."

Re:Good acting (1)

Acidic_Diarrhea (641390) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602610)

I don't think Glengarry Glen Ross counts as "underappreciated." Most people who were of age when the movie was released, remember it as a nice piece of work. It received an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination. Plenty of people know and appreciate Glengarry Glen Ross. I haven't done any polling to back this up but neither have you so that's okay.

Hackers (0)

Caez (470978) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602512)

Hackers and Hackers 2. Hackers is a cult classic for all hackers, even the ones who don't know what a PBX is. Hackers 2 I consider more of a "documentary." Both are great. Also American Beauty was beautiful.

No question (1)

JTB (115442) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602513)

Joe Vs. The Volcano, hands down.

"Wherever we go, whatever we do, we're going to take this lkuggage with us."

Brokedown Palace (1)

suwain_2 (260792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602516)

Brokedown Palace is an awesome movie. Without revealing much, two girls go to Thailand for their high school graduation, only to be arrested for smuggling drugs. I really don't want to say much, as it's much better if you don't know anything ahead of time. I guess I'd classify it as "Drama," but it's extremely good. By the way... It's made by one of the major entertainment companies (I can't remember which, and I'm not sure where it is right now...); it's not some obscure movie. But every single person I've mentioned it to has never heard of it. Strange...

OT: Music tie-in (2, Interesting)

onemorehour (162028) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602519)

Huh. I think it's interesting that of the four underappreciated movies listed, two of their titles have been referenced by bands (They Might be Giants is, of course, a band; The Hot Rock is the title of my favorite Sleater-Kinney album).

Remo Williams (1)

mr.henry (618818) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602521)

And the DVD comes out July 15! I've been waiting a long time for this one.

Here's the IMDB [imdb.com] summary: An NYPD cop is 'killed' in an accident. The death is faked, and he is inducted into the organization CURE, dedicated to preserving the constitution by working outside of it. Remo is to become the enforcement wing (assassin) of CURE, and learns an ancient Korean martial art from Chiun, the Master of Sinanju. Based on the popular pulp series "The Destroyer," by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy.

Maximum Overdrive (1)

jmorse (90107) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602522)

You just can't beat a movie whose entire soundtrack is an AC/DC album :)

The Mouse that Roared (1)

danielsmc (577116) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602523)

The Mouse that Roared [imdb.com] starring Peter Sellers and Peter Sellers and Peter Sellers...

It depends... (1)

Luxviaest (625801) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602524)

If we are talking critically, Tommy Boy definitely has to rank up there (I believe it had something akin to 1 and a half stars). If we are talking about a movie that fizzled at the box office, and then became a cult hit I think Rocky Horror Picture Show (love it or hate it) takes the cake. Other movies that might rank up there as well are Stargate, High Fidelity, Better Off Dead, Empire Records, Fierce Creatures... The list might go on ad infinitum.

Another animation: Iron Giant (1)

Faeton (522316) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602525)

This movie has a small but vocal fanbase. Of course, it's not one of those movies you can actually dress up and go to conventions and stuff, but nevertheless, I think it is one of the top 10 animated films ever.

The story is simple and sweet, and although it uses cliches a bit, it has a good sense of history and how absurd (or maybe not that paranoid) back in the 60's.

If you're bored one night, try to pick it up. I think you'll know what I mean after you see it.

The Beach (1)

benzapp (464105) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602526)

Brought to us by Danny Boyle, the same director who did Trainspotting, The Beach presents a great existential look at human nature in the modern world. While Trainspotting showed the human adaption to the nihilism of the modern world, The Beach is about the escape from the modern world.

It really is a beautifully done movie. The scenery alone makes it worth while. That french actress is also perhaps the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. New Order did their first new song since 1993 for this movie, as Boyle is a good friend of the band. This is fitting, since New Order presents the same type of aesthetic as does Boyle.

Some drawbacks, Leonardo DeCaprio is the lead. I think he did well, but I missed many of his other movies like Titanic so maybe he deserves everyone's hatred. I think the movie failed at the box office because of him. He fits the role though I think...

IT=ts not as good of a movie as Trainspotting. But, that book was a little less complex than the Beach. Given that, I think its a great movie adaption.

One of THE best has to be... (1)

Trolling4Dollars (627073) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602528)


Wim Wenders film: Wings of Desire [imdb.com]

Two and half hours of truth, beauty and love. Of course any film by him is really good, but highly overlooked.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1)

Phyz (543291) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602530)

absolutely brilliant - if only I could find it at a reasonable price....

two favorites (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602533)

you wanna laugh your ass off? rent these:

fandango, directed by kevin reynolds
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0089126

penn and teller get killed, directed by arthur penn
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0098073

It's gotta be 'Brazil' (1)

heretic108 (454817) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602534)

Brazil is arguably the most poignant and relevant piece of work to come from (some of) the people who brought us Monty Python.

Animation/graphics by Terry Gilliam. Leads include Robert de Niro in a surprise role, and Michael Palin as the arch-evil government interrogator (Ministry of Information Retrieval officer).

Definitely a canonical hymn of the individual's struggle against the machine.

Shamefully, some US releases of the film omitted a decisive final scene (which totally changed the meaning of the film). Hopefully the uncensored version has since become available.

20 years old now, but still a major classic.

Real Genius (1)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602535)

"Do you have that dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you?"

See this movie.. It's a moral imperative...

Oh, and Hudson Hawk, Big Trouble in Little China, and Kids In The Hall: Brain Candy...

Star Wars -- Episode 1 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602537)

Also known as "Star Wars -- Episode First Post" in some circles.

Equilibrium (1)

asdfx (446164) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602539)

It was mentioned here on /. before it was released. But, as some of you may know, it had a very limited release. It was very awesome :-) Also, Boondock Saints and Office Space have cult followings in my area :-p

Brainscan and (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602545)

1. Brainscan [imdb.com]
2. eXistenZ [imdb.com]

Excalibur! (1)

Luthwyhn (527835) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602551)

I can't speak for how well it did in theaters, since it was just a bit before my time, but very few people I know have ever seen it. Personaly, I find it to be one of the most accurate takes of the Arthurian legand to date, and simply one of the best.

Also, anyone else still love Milo and Otis? :D

Re:Excalibur! (1)

adzoox (615327) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602577)

Anahl noth rock ooth bos bethude dokiel dienvay

Brother (1)

Stinson (564450) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602555)

Brother is a mafia-type movie about a ex-Yakuza gang member who came to america and started a new gang. Its a great movie, and my friends and I all place it up there with other gang classics like godfather (1) and goodfellas

Flight of the Navigator (1)

JPM NICK (660664) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602562)

I am not sure if it is because it came out when I was young, or because it was cool effects for the time, but this movie was def. one of my favorites growing up. I am sure not many people have seen it, but to me it is a cult classic. even if it is my own cult. http://us.imdb.com/Title?0091059

Real Genus (1)

jfmiller (119037) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602566)

Val Kilmer-- before he was Iceman, Lasers, Popcorn, Nerds, oh and still very acurate comentary about the US military.

A full list (1)

nicething (151303) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602567)

I respectfully submit anything by Morty Fineman [finemanfilms.com] .

Manos (1)

TeldakSS (265917) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602568)

"Manos" The Hands Of Fate. Hands down deserves absolutely NO awards whatsoever, besides what I think to be the highest percentage rate of cast suicide due to release of said film.

Space Truckers (1)

ElGuapoGolf (600734) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602573)

Come on... space truckers... anyone seen this?

It has Dennis Hopper. Spaceships shaped like tractor trailers. Square pigs. And the bad guy had pull start private parts. Just like a lawn mower.

You did read that right.

Groundhog Day (1)

Cutie Pi (588366) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602578)

starring Bill Murray and Andie McDowall. Not really unknown but I find my myself watching it over and over and over and over and over and over and over

Buckaroo BanZai !!!! (1)

audioplaster (590057) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602579)

"Laugha whila you can, Monkey Boy!!!"

This is one of the best sci-fi films ever...

Now available on DVD!
It's amazing the film quality and homemade special effects/gadgets...
Enjoy!

I'll tell you what isn't underappreciated (0)

m0tion (641560) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602582)

Lots of these are going to show up on the list I'm sure, but don't be confused, if anything it's overappreciated. ANIME!!!! Uhg, gimme a break.

The Hot Rock (1)

NickFitz (5849) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602583)

FWIW, The Hot Rock was based on a novel by Donald E Westlake [donaldwestlake.com] , who was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Grifters [imdb.com] . I read a number of his caper novels (including The Hot Rock) years ago, and they were hilarious.

Hopefully not too off-topic...

Buckaroo Banzai (1)

1516dcl (171026) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602584)

Lithium is no longer available on credit.

Fairly new, but still relatively unknown (1)

dknight (202308) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602587)

Equilibrium, I mean, come on. I realize people like to whine that it's unoriginal or crap, cause of the similarities to 1984/Farenheight 451. It's still an amazing movie.

So I married an axe murderer (1)

ztwilight (549428) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602591)

"Ah, look at the size of they boy's heed! It's huge! It's like sputnik! Well I'm not kiddin', that's a huge noggin! It's like an orange stuck on a toothpeck! It's a virtual planetoid! A bit spherical, but pointy in parts. Ahh, that was a bit over the line, wasn't et? He's gonna cry himself to sleep on 'es huge pilla!"

UHF (1)

Sophrosyne (630428) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602592)

Call me crazy, but I'd have to pick UHF...
Most of the other movies are somewhat appreciated (eg Army of Darkness is pretty popular).
There is just something about UHF's pure 80's weirdness, the movie features Weird Al, lame jokes, and some pretty crappy 3-d animation- how can you beat that?
here is Eberts review [suntimes.com] ...
Well I dunno... maybe the movie does suck, but it has Michael Richards, and some pretty classic moments.
...well is was good when I was 9

Simple! (1)

pr0c (604875) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602593)

Killer Klowns from Outter space
and...
Freddy Got Fingered, its a great movie! Tons of funny genius planned shit.. just gotta watch it 100 times before you 'get it'.

All time favorites would have to be Evil Dead Series which would include Army of Darkness.

I have a few good ones (1)

Dolphinzilla (199489) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602595)

1. The Fifth Element
2. Dark City
3. Life Force

And I agree with a poster who mentioned Army of Darkness - Great flick !!!

Barb Wire (1)

GMontag (42283) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602599)

Barb Wire is the most awsome mainstream movie ever!

It is, sadly, underappreciated because so many people in the US are so sexist. The world needs female superheroes too!

Big Trouble in Little China (0)

sandbagger (654585) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602602)

God, I love this picture. Kurt Russell as a John Wayne-wannabe bluffs his way through a hysterical 1982 adventure. See it. A definite pick-me-up.

Wim Wenders' Until the End of the World (1)

robbo (4388) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602604)

It's a bit long, but this is a fantastic, hypnotic sci-fi movie. William Hurt is great and the premise is cool. I've been waiting for this one to come out on DVD for ages. Movie info [imdb.com]

Class of Nukem High 3! (1)

Scudsucker (17617) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602606)

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0112685 [imdb.com]

From Troma, the same people who brough you Toxic Avenger and Tromeo & Juliet comes the third installment in the Nukem High series. In the first movie high school students are mutated by waste from the nearby nuc plant, which cheap cheap cheap special effects.

This movie continues the tradition, with a great running narration.

"Now we will attack the Mad Iron Clad Lad with deadly lead pipes cleverly disguised to look like PG wiffle bats."

and

"The secret base is diguised as a sugar factory, which also cut down on set costs."

Classic stuff. Go rent it!

The Quest (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#5602608)

this was an interesing one about some kids who find a "monster" in an pond.

Oh yeah, and Neverending Story is pretty cool.

I like the type of movies that have very original stories, and sort of question the nature of reality.

My List (1)

tvf (63451) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602609)

Best In Show (Funny)
Time After Time (HG Wells meets Jack the Ripper)
Iron Giant (a great animated film)

Right off the bat... (1)

FatRatBastard (7583) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602612)

The Big Hit: I've seen better film on teeth.

The Bastard's Can't Go Wrong Underrated Film List:
* Bachelor Party (Bad USA Up All Night movie done right)
* Fear of a Black Hat (Rap mockumentry... damn funny)
* Fandango / A Perfect World (yes, they have Costner, but he's damn good in both... shoot me)
* The Italian Job (majorly appreciated in the UK, hardly anyone knows of it here in the states)

Fallen (1)

Dark Bard (627623) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602614)

Hardly anyone saw Fallen when it came out but everyone I've shown it to loved it. It has one of the best twist endings ever and a solid script across the board. The Big Hit is another one I would have mentioned. Brilliant. I've watched it a dozen times.

Most Definitely...... (1)

SiliconJesus101 (622291) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602615)

Interstate 60 http://us.imdb.com/Title?0165832 Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt)http://us.imdb.com/Title?0130827

easy -- "The Wraith" (1)

imac.usr (58845) | more than 11 years ago | (#5602616)

It's got everything [imdb.com] : Charlie Sheen as a vengeful teen back from the dead, Sherilyn Fenn as his uber-hot love interest, Randy Quaid as a laconical sheriff, scenery-chewing villianry from Nick Cassavetes, the hilarious tag-team duo of paint-thinner chuggers Skank and Gutter-Boy ("man, that stuff's got some kick!"), and even a memorable role for Clint Howard! Plus a rockin' 80's metal soundtrack, gorgeously filmed Arizona scenery, pumped-up would-be muscle cars like the Shelby Daytona, and of course, the Turbo Interceptor, the coolest PPG Indy pace car ever.

Whenever I catch this classic on TNT at 1 AM, I inevitably end up staying up late to watch it all the way through. It's cheesy and goofy, but eminently rewatchable. Now if only the rumored re-release on DVD comes through....

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