Movie You Love but Think Not Many Others Have Seen

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  1. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Before "Dazed + Confused", "The Spirit Of '76" mined 70's nostalgia to a much more limited audience...

    I watch this every 4th of July.
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  2. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Saw "Light Of Day" at the theater. Not a perfect movie but I love it nonetheless. Joan Jett got good reviews for her performance by Siskel + Ebert. I played the soundtrack at the record store I worked at a lot...

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  3. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Got this one from the library and fell in love. Great low budget movie set in the 80's L.A. punk scene. Features both John Doe and Dave Alvin...

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  4. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    "Falling from Grace". John Mellencamp's only directorial effort (AFAIK), starring himself as...a musician. Not a masterpiece, but an intimate, well-acted small-town film.

    "Attack". Robert Aldrich's highly personal film about military corruption and cowardice. Eddie Albert and Lee Marvin star in this interesting low-budget affair.

    "Santa Sangre/Holy Blood". Jodorowsky's mad Oedipal masterpiece is definitely one of a kind.

    "Holy Motors". Leos Carax. Brilliant, crazy and smart.

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  5. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

    East Tennessee
    Someone mentioned "Quest for fire" I definitely second this and it's a must-see if you are interested in ancient (very, very ancient) history. As Spinal Tap's Nigel Tufnel would say all the events occur "hundreds of years before the dawn of history."

    A group of very primitive cavemen are attacked by a rival group and in the process lose their only burning fire - they do not know themselves how to create it (I think I remember that they possibly got the original fire from a burning tree struck by lightning?) Anyway, they know they must have fire to survive and now that most of their clan has been killed in the attack, a small group of men journey into the unknown seeking fire.

    Roger Ebert liked it a lot and he can describe it better than me

    Quest for Fire movie review & film summary (1981) | Roger Ebert
  6. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

    tempe az
    Sex, Drugs , Rock and Roll. Eric Bogosian doing his one man show.
  7. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Dear Frankie, the 2004 Indie/Drama


    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    "Tiger Bay" - Hayley Mills' first movie. Her father John Mills also stars in this movie. It's excellent!
  9. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

    Long Island
    Night of the Juggler
    Echoes of a Summer
  10. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
    Cisco Pike, Kris Kristofferson's first movie.
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  11. Tim Lookingbill

    Tim Lookingbill Alfalfa Male

    New Braunfels, TX
    Loved the made for TV movie "Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol" back when it aired in the early '70's that I watched it twice as a teen when it played again as a rerun. It's very much like a Twilight Zone episode.

    IMDB reviews indicates it's a very underrated movie as I thought so as well...

    Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol (TV Movie 1972) - IMDb
  12. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    A Very Long Engagement - almost the exact cast and crew as Amelie and just as good imho, if not better, but everyone has seem Amelie but no-one seems to have seen this.

    Endless Night (1972) - made a big impression on me at the time, not sure if it still holds up, but a great British murder mystery from a book by Agatha Christie.

    A Lonely Place To Die (2011) - a very solid thriller with a great cast but pretty unknown.
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  13. Raylinds

    Raylinds Resident Lake Surfer

    A wonderful film from 1962 with Jackie Gleason playing a (mostly) serious role: Gigot. One of my all-time favorite films.
  14. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    tried to watch it as a boy. I started crying and left the room
  15. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Stealing Home with Mark Harmon and Jodie Foster. She is very good in this and it was the first time I saw Harmon really act.
  16. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    One of the all-time great Mafiosi movies that I rarely see mentioned;

    A Bronx Tale
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  17. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "Mikey and Nicky" - full of tragedy and humor.
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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I watched this one whenever it came on TV when I was growing up. "Gigot" needs to be a Criterion release!
  19. thgord

    thgord In Search of My New Euphoric Groove

    Moorpark, CA
    The Last Of Sheila (1973) starring James Coburn, Ian McShane, James Mason, Richard Benjamin, Raquel Welch, Dyan Cannon, and Joan Hackett. I've loved this movie ever since I saw it in the theater back in the day. Scared the crap out of me then. Highly recommended!

    A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multi-millionaire husband (Coburn) invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
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  20. leemelone

    leemelone Forum Resident

    Blood Simple. I had never heard of it and caught back in the 80's one night on HBO. Great piece of Film Noir and the first movie directed by the Coen brothers.

  21. MortSahlFan

    MortSahlFan Forum Resident Thread Starter

  22. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

    Shy People
    Deep End (1970)
    Chicago Cab
  23. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Oooh yes. Absolutely. That's such a brilliant, underrated film.
  24. tmoore

    tmoore Forum Resident

    Olney, MD
    The Red Violin.
    Late '90s film, in four or five languages (subtitles where necessary).
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  25. GullGutt

    GullGutt Forum Resident

    Here's a few movies I think more people should have seen:

    Citizen Ruth(1996)....Laura Dern plays an out of control pregnant drugaddict

    Gegen die Wand(2004)...Sibel Kekillis "first" movie, and she is fantastic

    Singapore Sling(1990)...b&w crazy Greek cultfilm

    Mixed Blood(1984)...Paul Morrissey's latino gangster tale

    The Lost(2006)...harrowing serial killer tale loosely based on true events
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