Best Unknown Movies

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  1. Mrs.Lucysnow Valued Senior Member

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    I love Dark City but didn't care for Bruges at all. I like old films as well as new ones and the best of those would be

    Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (maybe not so unknown)

    The Bad Seed

    The Nightporter

    John Cassavettes films (very american art house independent stuff) like Under The Influence and Opening Night

    Meursalt I don't think Blue Velvet is really unknown

    Not so old:

    Ponette (a great film)

    Waltz with Bashir

    Irreverisble

    The Squid and the Whale
     
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  3. krokah Registered Senior Member

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    Slither
    Dark Star
    The Angry Red Planet
    It came from Outer Space
    Attack of the giant leaches
    Attack of the alligator man
    Phase IV
    Attack of the flying saucers
    Tingler (with Vincent Price)
    Planet X
     
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  5. draqon Banned Banned

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    pretty good list there

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    Have you seen Forbidden Planet?
     
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  7. krokah Registered Senior Member

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    Dragon! That was the name I was trying to think of to add to my list. Even now the Id is a dangerous thing to stir up...smiles. Thanks.
     
  8. draqon Banned Banned

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    hahaha

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    we think alike
     
  9. theobserver is a simple guy... Registered Senior Member

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    > The Medussa Touch - 1978/Thiller http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077921/
    > Balkan Spy - Yugoslavian/1984/Comedy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086935/
    > Recep Ivedik - 2008/Turkish/Comedy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1193516/
    > Il Bisbetico Domato - 1980/Italian/Comedy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080439/
    > Pane e tulipani - 2000/Italian/Comedy http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237539/
    > Volver(not so unknown) -2006/Spanish/Drama/ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441909/
    > Hable con ella(not so unknown) - 2002/Spanish/Drama http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0287467/
    > Blowup - 1966/English/Thriller http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060176/
    > Professione: reporter - 1975/English/Thriller http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073580/
    > Los cronocrímenes - 2007/Spanish/Thriller http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480669/
    > Cronos - 1993/English/Thriller http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104029/
     
  10. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Invaders from Mars 1953 version, the original

    Invaders from Mars (1953) is a science fiction film designed and directed by William Cameron Menzies from a scenario by Richard Blake, based on a story treatment by John Tucker Battle, who in turn was inspired by a recounted dream of his wife's. It was produced independently by Edward L. Alperson Jr., stars Jimmy Hunt, Helena Carter and Arthur Franz, and was picked up for distribution upon completion by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.[1]

    It is notable for being told from the point of view of an older child in an adult's world in crisis, vivid color cinematography (color by Color Corporation of America), subtly surreal set designs and unique use of outre sound effects, including a choral background consisting of an ethereal, rhythmically wavering syllable sung in unison to enhance the overall sense of wonder inherent in Menzies' visual design.

    These elements put this film a notch above most other independently-made American science fiction films. Although some sources state that the film was designed for the 3-D process (unlikely, since the project was in production before the breakthrough 3-D film, Bwana Devil, was released), it was neither filmed nor released in 3-D.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invaders_from_Mars_(1953_film)

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  12. Quigly ......................... ..... Registered Senior Member

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    If they are unknown, then how do you know about them?
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    I said that first, smarty pants

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  14. Quigly ......................... ..... Registered Senior Member

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    Seriously?? wow, i didn't read through, that is just the first thing that popped in my head when i read the title. Thread Jack over.
     
  15. ogdred Registered Senior Member

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    I'm drawing a horrible blank... here's a couple, at least, that are relatively obscure.

    How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    The Young Poisoners' Handbook
    The Bothersome Man
    The Reflecting Skin

    I also have to second the prior recommendations of:

    The City of Lost Children (seriously fantastic)
    Delicatessen
    In Bruges

    David Cronenberg--although well-known (hopefully!)--has some very freaky stuff, if you're into that (Crash previously mentioned, Naked Lunch, and others obviously).
     
  16. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Because the movies I mention were not shown since the 1950's because the made remakes of them instead.
     
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    Being There

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    There is a lot to this film.
     
  19. Bree Registered Member

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    yes, i don't really know what criterias to consider for it to be uknown.
     
  20. scorpius a realist Valued Senior Member

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    for manga fans,oldie but goody
    AKIRA
     
  21. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    A few titles come to mind

    A few titles:

    The Lotus Eaters — A super-charming 1993 family drama set in British Columbia circa 1965. Outstanding performances from a strong cast including Aloka MacLean, R.H. Thompson, Frances Hyland, Sheila McCarthy, and Michéle-Barbara Pelletier, among others.

    Paper House — A creepy 1998 dark fantasy based on Catherine Storr's Marianne Dreams. Stars Charlotte Burke in the only film credit I've ever found attributed to her name.

    War Of the Buttons — A 1994 Irish remake of the French film La Guerre des Butons. Warm, poignant, and exceptionally humorous. With appreciable performances from a generally unknown cast, the appearance of Colm Meany in a minor role seems nearly out of place, but his unpretentious presentation does nothing to overshadow the rest of the players.

    The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls In Love — Maria Maggenti's striking 1995 one-camera drama about teenage lesbians should not be overlooked. One finds basic dramatic and cinematic elements boldly displayed throughout, including framing, blocking, and characterization. A strong script penned by Maggenti even features a well-directed love scene for those who absolutely need it.​
     
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    Dust
    Fulltime Killer
    Sunshine
     
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