Movie gems noone else saw

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Not just deep, artsy or indie films, but films that might have been really basic but were really good (in your opinion) and noone else saw them

Mine would be Surf's Up. It's a basic film about arrogant student learning from wise old master to beat arrogant, bullyish reining champion, but it's done with a surf competition by rockhopper penguins (and one very awesome chicken).

What made it great was the really pretty visual design, the good humour and the grade-A camerawork. It was a mockumentary, with shakey cam, interviews and occasional dialouge with the camera crew (who largely take a back seat).

Slap-Shot
Its simply the funniest/Greatest sports movie ever

Rocky Horror Picture show.
I swear, only one in five people have even heard of it.
I had to teach a few of my friends how to do the Time Warp the other day, too.

I liked Heavy Metal... but isn't Surf's Up a kid movie intended to be view by the masses? Not sure that one counts...

Magic Hobo:
Rocky Horror Picture show.
I swear, only one in five people have even heard of it.

But it's a classic! Ah well.

OT: Errr, can't think of any right now.........

I would say "Phenomenon". I actually liked that move quite a bit.

SnipErlite:

Magic Hobo:
Rocky Horror Picture show.
I swear, only one in five people have even heard of it.

But it's a classic! Ah well.

OT: Errr, can't think of any right now.........

I know, it's a shame. :(
I was thinking of tying my friends up to some chairs and forcing them to watch it sometime.

Kung Pow: Enter the fist

funny, and very clever stuff

if you like stupid comedies then watch this film.

Kung Fu Hustle - a hilarious Chinese film.

It actually was nominated for a golden globe but it's not really the type of movie I can mention at a party and expect many people to recognize.

Shaolin Soccer - by the same writer/director/star was also really brilliant.

More people need to see foreign films!

American Pie 4: Band Camp. its the ONLY funny one besides the first that´s actually funny. especially the "Thick Sun Tan" scene.

I really liked Mongol. It's about Genghis Khan's life.

I also really like 'Jesus Christ: Vampire Slayer' pure gold!

Magic Hobo:
Rocky Horror Picture show.
I swear, only one in five people have even heard of it.
I had to teach a few of my friends how to do the Time Warp the other day, too.

I share your pain. One day, I will teach it to them and they will remember it for more than 5 fucking minutes.

WorkerMurphey:
Kung Fu Hustle - a hilarious Chinese film.

It actually was nominated for a golden globe but it's not really the type of movie I can mention at a party and expect many people to recognize.

Shaolin Soccer - by the same writer/director/star was also really brilliant.

More people need to see foreign films!

Almost everyone of my friends have seen both of those, and so have I.

nick n stuff:
Kung Pow: Enter the fist

funny, and very clever stuff

if you like stupid comedies then watch this film.

Same here.

Magic Hobo:
Rocky Horror Picture show.

Same here also.

I haven't seen any feature films that no one else has seen...

... Because there are always people who have watched the same movies as me, and you.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

/sarcasm

Boondock Saints. Too few people have seen that.

baseketball, Not a typo,i mean Base-Ket-Ball.

Its a film staring the creaters of south park,trey parker and matt stone,its extreamly funny but ive yet to find a single other person whos seen it

WorkerMurphey:
Kung Fu Hustle - a hilarious Chinese film.

It actually was nominated for a golden globe but it's not really the type of movie I can mention at a party and expect many people to recognize.

Shaolin Soccer - by the same writer/director/star was also really brilliant.

More people need to see foreign films!

These two films are excellent! Love them both for their off-beat weirdness and awesome Wire-fu.

OT: Run Lola Run (amazing German film), it won a lot of awards but no one I know has ever heard of it. Hmm and Banlieue 13 (District 13) was also a great foreign action movie.

Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus.

Low Budget + Bad Acting + Terrible plot + Shoddy CGI = AWESOME

Asparagus.

It's an animated Short Film that played in the 1970s with David Lynch's Eraserhead. If you watch that feature first than Watch Eraserhead, everything seems to make a little more sense with Lynch's feature.

You can find Asparagus on Youtube, type in 'Asparagus - Suzan Pitt', it's in two parts.

It is amazing.

Magic Hobo:

SnipErlite:

Magic Hobo:
Rocky Horror Picture show.
I swear, only one in five people have even heard of it.

But it's a classic! Ah well.

OT: Errr, can't think of any right now.........

I know, it's a shame. :(
I was thinking of tying my friends up to some chairs and forcing them to watch it sometime.

That'd be........weird. But functional I suppose

Teddy Roosevelt:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

/sarcasm

Boondock Saints. Too few people have seen that.

I didnt' see it until the second one came out and I was curious about it.

I haven't met one person who I show it to that haven't loved it though once they did see it.

I feel almsot like an evangilist of Boondock Saints. : )

In the vein of BASEketball, I would like to throw out Orgazmo and Cannibal! the Musical. Both are Parker/Stone movies and both exceptionally good despite that fact. Orgazmo is about a Mormon who, in order to get money to marry his sweetheart, becomes a porn star. Cannibal is a musical inspired by the life of Alfred Packer.

I also agree that more people need to watch foreign films. Run Lola, Run is one of my favorites, and the soundtrack is amazing. It's quite possibly the best workout mix you'll ever find. I also enjoyed Farewell, My Concubine, which won an Oscar, but I can't find anyone else who has seen it. I also enjoyed I'm a Cyborg, But That's Okay and A Tale of Two Sisters, both of Korean origins. The first is a romantic comedy set in an asylum. The latter is quite possibly one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. I heard that there were plans of remaking Sisters, but I haven't heard of any updates recently.

I don't agree with Rocky Horror, but that's only because I come from a town that has a Halloween showing, complete with shadow casts. Also, I was in a stage production of it. It's a wonderful show.

Black Dynamite. The best genre spoof since Airplane and The Naked Gun.

Baron Von Evil Satan:
I really liked Mongol. It's about Genghis Khan's life.

I also really like 'Jesus Christ: Vampire Slayer' pure gold!

I was just looking at Mongol the other day - would you recommend it?

I'll go with The Good, The Bad, The Weird. It is a Korean, wild-west film set in 1930s Manchuria and a homage to the original spaghetti Western. It is fairly light and loud, and feels a lot like Desperado. If you like that film, I'd certainly recommend this.

The other would be KekeXili: Mountain Patrol, which (again) is based sort of on the Wild West, but is set in Tibet. It tells the story of the real life hardships of a team of voluntary game wardens, who are persuing a gang of poachers. It encaptivates the whole philosophy behind China's issues with Wildlife preservation and how the concept of conservation is a luxury to some. That would be my favourite film at the moment.

EnigmaHarper:

I also agree that more people need to watch foreign films. Run Lola, Run is one of my favorites, and the soundtrack is amazing. It's quite possibly the best workout mix you'll ever find. I also enjoyed Farewell, My Concubine, which won an Oscar, but I can't find anyone else who has seen it. I also enjoyed I'm a Cyborg, But That's Okay and A Tale of Two Sisters, both of Korean origins. The first is a romantic comedy set in an asylum. The latter is quite possibly one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. I heard that there were plans of remaking Sisters, but I haven't heard of any updates recently.

I don't agree with Rocky Horror, but that's only because I come from a town that has a Halloween showing, complete with shadow casts. Also, I was in a stage production of it. It's a wonderful show.

I'll testify: Both Run Lola Run and I'm a Cyborg, But It's Okay are great little movies.

EnigmaHarper:
In the vein of BASEketball, I would like to throw out Orgazmo and Cannibal! the Musical. Both are Parker/Stone movies and both exceptionally good despite that fact. Orgazmo is about a Mormon who, in order to get money to marry his sweetheart, becomes a porn star. Cannibal is a musical inspired by the life of Alfred Packer.

I also agree that more people need to watch foreign films. Run Lola, Run is one of my favorites, and the soundtrack is amazing. It's quite possibly the best workout mix you'll ever find. I also enjoyed Farewell, My Concubine, which won an Oscar, but I can't find anyone else who has seen it. I also enjoyed I'm a Cyborg, But That's Okay and A Tale of Two Sisters, both of Korean origins. The first is a romantic comedy set in an asylum. The latter is quite possibly one of the best horror movies I've ever seen. I heard that there were plans of remaking Sisters, but I haven't heard of any updates recently.

I don't agree with Rocky Horror, but that's only because I come from a town that has a Halloween showing, complete with shadow casts. Also, I was in a stage production of it. It's a wonderful show.

I am so happy somebody other than me and my friends know about cannibal and orgazmo, they are friggin hilarious. Just the other day I sang to my wife "When I was on top of you" (for those who don't know, its a song about a horse). These are honestly two of the funniest movies I've ever seen.

The hapiness of the Katakuris. I really strange Japanese film about a poor Japanese family who own an inn in the middle of nowhere (due to a road not being built) however the first guests they get die and so they cover it up. It is a blcak comedy with dance and musical numbers claymation and an old man throwing logs at birds. Crazy

The two movies I would throw into this mix would be Dan in Real Life and Stranger Than Fiction.

Both have premises (and actors) the moviegoing majority generally doesn't expect much from but they still hit it out of the park with phenomenal writing, acting, characters and off-beat humour.

They are must watches.

Plan Nine from Outer Space. Been voted the worst film ever made but it's so dreadful it's a joy to watch with a few friends.

I only know a few people who saw 500 days of summer, which is one of the best films i have seen recently or ever really.

Aragami released in America as Aragami: the Raging God.

Basically the most minimalistic film I've ever seen. Shot entirely in 1 room, only 5 actors, 2 of them are only on screen for 2 minutes combined and have no dialogue and a third has only 2 lines in the entire movie and barely moves; it's basically a 2-man film. It was made as part of a drunken bet between two Japanese directors, Yukihiko Tsutsumi and Aragami's director Ryuhei Kitamura (famous for his over-the-top action films) to make a "duel" movie with 2 actors battling in a single set within the space of 1 week. It's awesome, my absolute favourite chambara film and one of my all-time top 5 live-action movies. MASSIVELY underappreciated.

thepopeofatheism:
The two movies I would throw into this mix would be Dan in Real Life and Stranger Than Fiction.

Both have premises (and actors) the moviegoing majority generally doesn't expect much from but they still hit it out of the park with phenomenal writing, acting, characters and off-beat humour.

They are must watches.

Stranger Than Fiction is one of my family's favourites.

And mine would have to be Clue. Noone outside my family ever saw/heard about it. But it's fun of so much humor and fun.

WorkerMurphey:
Shaolin Soccer - by the same writer/director/star was also really brilliant.

More people need to see foreign films!

Seconded. One really freaked-out film, absolutely brilliant.
And this, I don't know about english, but in german it's hilarious.

Wakizashi74:
I would say "Phenomenon". I actually liked that move quite a bit.

Yeah, I agree, that was pretty good indeed. If you could get over the whole John Travolta thing.

Black Dynamite. It's a relatively new film, by it's one of the funniest satires I've ever had the good fortune to watch. If your a blaxploitation fan, you're in for a treat.

Also,Grosse Point Blank. I didn't think it was that obscure, but no-one I know had even heard of it.

You move, you die.

Low budget Australian film that was pure gold.

I mean, they didn't even have any special effects, they shot a guy, the screen flashed white and the guy was dead, hell there wasn't even any blood. But the best part was hay they pulled it off.

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