Movies You Love That No One Else Does.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by wayneklein, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. wayneklein

    wayneklein Forum Fool Thread Starter

    lots of threads on cheesy movies that we love that no one else seems to(heck, I started one) but these are for films that might be critically respected or good that just doesn't seem to get love (from the audience).

    Two for me both with Ricky Gervais:
    Ghost Town
    The Invention of Lying

    Others you feel are overlooked?
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  2. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    After Dark, My Sweet.

    I know it received a fair amount of critical praise upon release, but
    I haven't seen a whole lot of love for a movie that I love a lot.
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  3. Richard--W

    Richard--W Forum Resident

    Hey, I think After Dark, My Sweet (1990) is a seriously good film noir.

    The Brotherhood of the Bell
    (1970) with Glen Ford.

    Ryan's Daughter
    (1970) by David Lean, with Sarah Miles.

    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    (1974) with Warren Oates and Isela Vega.

    The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982) with Edward James Olmos.

    Rumble Fish (1983) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

    The Godfather, Part 111 (1990) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
  4. thxdave

    thxdave Forum Resident

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzaii Across the 8th Dimension
    "What's that watermelon doing there?"
  5. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    What determines whether we "like" a post -- if we like the movie(s) listed, or if we don't like them? :)

    Of the movies listed so far, the only ones I've seen that I kinda like are Wayne's two.
  6. heatherly

    heatherly Well-Known Member


    Everyone I know HATES it but I love it. I guess only a handful of people can relate to it the way I can.....
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  7. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    They made "Part 111"??? Crud, I thought they stopped with "Part III" - I didn't know they did another 108 of them!! :laugh:
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  8. fuzzface

    fuzzface Forum Resident

    Lebanon, MO
    Amazon Women On The Moon
    Ice Pirates
  9. buzzzx

    buzzzx Forum Resident

    Ishtar. Yes Ishtar.
    Mainly because of those crappy songs which they think are good. "I Left You Some Love in My Will", "Tellin' the Truth" etc. I laugh out loud while watching that movie.
  10. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I've never even heard of that one. Looking it up right now...
  11. The Hermit

    The Hermit Wavin' that magick glowstick since 1976

    + 1. It's very far from perfect, and it should have had both Robert Duvall and Winona Ryder in it, but it's a flawed and nonetheless worthy end to the Corleone saga that has some good performances, classic scenes, and a devastating ending... the last shot is what the entire trilogy has been leading to, a perfect ending.

    For my two cents on the subject;

    Dune - David Lynch's film may be a strange and wildly uneven affair, but that wasn't his fault, the film was taken away from him both in production and in the edit, but when it works, it's utterly unique, genuinely transcendent, and a big-budget movie of the like we'll never see again.

    Alien 3 - The extended Blu-ray cut is, for me, the best of the Alien trilogy, certainly the most interesting, both thematically and aesthetically, and considering the nightmare production it had, it should have been a train-wreck, but instead it's a very effective and poignant end to the story... every other Alien-related film can go jump, it ends here.

    Quantum of Solace - Again, behind-the-scenes difficulties led to this film not quite reaching it's full potential, but it's nonetheless a cracking (if short for a Bond film) thriller that's as much misunderstood as it is reviled by some; it's not about the villain and his big master plan, it's about Bond and his state of mind... it's also a $200m arthouse film with some cracking locales and action scenes thrown in for good measure. On Her Majesty's Secret Service got a much-deserved reappraisal years after release, and so will this... speaking of which...

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service - George Lazenby really was in a no-win situation, but he proved another actor could inhabit the role of Bond (allowing the franchise to continue), and he only just appeared in the second best Bond film to date, next to Casino Royale... not bad for an Aussie with no prior acting experience who was following on from Sean Connery, the man who was Bond to the world.

    Honorary mentions;

    Watchmen - the single best comic-book adaptation to date, bar none, criticisms be damned.
    The Hobbit trilogy - everyone else seems to criticize it constantly, but I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end.
    Bram Stoker's Dracula - Coppola may or may not have been on drugs (legal or otherwise) when he made it, but you would think he was; a hallucinatory, Gothic fairytale par excellence.
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  12. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

  13. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    I actually kinda sorta liked "Speed 2." Yeah, it's dumb as a box of rocks and it's pretty much the textbook definition of "unnecessary cash grab sequel," but it captured Sandra Bullock at her peak of late 90s hottie perfection and Willem DeFoe is a great bad guy (as always).
  14. heatherly

    heatherly Well-Known Member

    At your own risk! ;)
  15. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
  16. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Don't worry, I saw nothing on Wikipedia that would make me want to look any further. :D
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  17. RayS

    RayS A Child Who Wanders Into the Middle of a Movie

    Out of My Element
    No one else in America anyway.

  18. pdenny

    pdenny 17-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Winner

    Going Berserk
    Tommy Boy
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  19. RayS

    RayS A Child Who Wanders Into the Middle of a Movie

    Out of My Element
    "Going Berserk" is a friggin' classic! The "Leave It To Beaver" brainwashing sequence is worth the price of admission alone!
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  20. charlie W

    charlie W GCI Level 8

    San Antonio
    In light of the coming STAR WARS onslaught, I still think THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK stands at the top of the whole series and it's not my favorite SW movie. Another is WATER, a movie produced by George Harrison's Handmade Films with Michael Caine as the UK administrator of a small Caribbean island in the middle of an international conflict over water.
  21. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    I'm confused about why you're mentioning The Empire Strikes Back?
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  22. heatherly

    heatherly Well-Known Member

    This one is unintentionally funny...Robert Carradine as a bad ass!
  23. All Rights

    All Rights Forum Resident

    Yes, that would be the 36 volume triple blu-ray "The Godfather-the complete epic saga trilogy"
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  24. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    "Freebie and the Bean" when I'm in the mood for vehicular carnage. It's a film that goes too far... and then shrugs and keeps going. Strangely enough, one other person likes it too. Some guy named Stanley Kubick. Ref this scene: in most films the scene would end when the tires come off the car. haha, then we cut to the agitated police captain admonishing out heroes. Not FATB. It's resolved to plumb the ontological question of what makes a proper crash scene.

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  25. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village

    Speed Racer. Hate on it if you must - for my money it's the most psychedelic movie ever made.

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