Most underrated movie of the 70s

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  1. Houseplants

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    I'm going with French Connection 2. I might even say it is better than the first and so many people have never seen it. I just saw it recently for the first time. Didn't even know it existed.

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  2. zombie dai

    zombie dai Music is the emotional life of most people. cohen

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  3. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    The Telephone Book
    X- Rated, but in an early 70's non hardcore way, and way closer to a Putney Swope/Andy Warhol's Bad type satire than a porno.
     
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    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    And speaking of Putney Swope this (Greaser's Palace) is one of my all time favorites.
     
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  5. Jimmy B.

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    Almost Summer
     
  6. Wildest cat from montana

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    Perfect ending.
     
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  8. mcnpauls

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    "Silent Partner" a tbriller starring Elliot Gould, Christopher Plummer and Susannah York. No one has seen it, butit is up there with the great Arthur Penn or Robert Altman 70s movies.
     
  9. Pangurban

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    There are a few posts about this film in the recent “Movies you were too young to watch” thread. I can’t bring myself to go back and watch it because of that one grisly scene I saw when I was 11 years old.
     
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    Junior Bonner (1972) is overshadowed by two other Steve McQueen vehicles The Getaway (1972) which co-starred Ali MacGraw who was red hot at that moment and Papillon (1974) which garnered McQueen a rare Golden Globe nomination and also co-starred up and coming Dustin Hoffman. I think it’s a lovely and brilliant take on the vanishing-way-of-life tale by the normally gritty and violence-minded Peckinpah.
     
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  11. Shot and set in Toronto (formerly the good) John Candy is in it too
     
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  12. Houseplants

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    the getaway is queued up for tonight
     
  13. Solaris

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    I watched it a couple of years ago and it's pretty good but the tone shifts from a lighthearted caper to nasty violence so jarringly that it lost me. It has some really solid individual scenes, though.

    Been meaning to watch The Hot Rock for a while now, glad this thread reminded me.

    I vote for Daughters of Darkness. Should have been just another trashy lesbian vampire movie, but Delphine Seyrig gives it a ton of class, which seemed to elevate the rest of it. Great atmosphere, courtesy a cool hotel in the winter off-season, some beautiful cinematography, and a haunting soundtrack. And it still manages to be a trashy lesbian vampire movie.
     
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  14. HGN2001

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    It was totally ignored for years. Only of late has it become somewhat appreciated - but still, I think underrated.
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  15. ATR

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    Saw Silent Partner recently but didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped. Have to go back to Criterion and see if they still have Daughters of Darkness. I watched the set up.
     
  16. ATR

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    Never saw this because I thought a remake of Wages of Fear would be sacrilege. But I hear it's pretty good in fact. Maybe not the most underrated but I doubt many people have seen Paul Morrissey's Heat with Sylvia Miles. I would've suggested The Stuntman but it's 1980.
     
  17. PhilBorder

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    Yeah, intense and enjoyable. But IIRC it got great reviews. The problem was distribution
     
  18. PhilBorder

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    Yeah, double this. Especially when you you realize that insane sequence crossing the bridge was essentially... insanely crossing the bridge. But with cameras rolling. Great set up to the story, sustained tension throughout... and that subtle twist at the end, which was extremely subtle by Friedkin standards but all the more effective. I really think if it had a different title would have done much better.
     
  19. A Grain of Sand

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    It’s got to be Soylent Green. The future was predicted big time in this movie. But we call the “meat” a different name. We call it plant based. They are not fooling me!

    And look at all the homeless in the movie. They nailed 2022 big time.
     
  20. a customer

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    I saw this in the theater. I was underwhelmed.
     
  21. Wildest cat from montana

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    One of my favourite bits in 'Soylent Green' is when Charlton Heston is trying out different foods he's never had with Edward G Robinson.
    He takes a big mouthful of lettuce and chews it and then shrugs, not impressed. Quite rightly.
     
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    I use to get a kick out of Phil Hartmann's
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    I liked that movie. Chuck Conners
    Heston made some unique films after all the earlier epics
     
  23. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Peter Bogdanovich - "What's Up Doc"

    Okay Streisand and O'Neal are terrible, but it's still a fast-paced, funny movie. Austin Pendleton in particular.
     
  24. Standoffish

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  25. Oatsdad

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    I knew it existed for decades but didn't watch it until a year ago.

    First movie? Justly praised classic.

    Sequel? :yawn:
     
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