Best Unknown Movies

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by darksidZz, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Mrs.Lucysnow Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    9,879
    Tampopo's a good film all that food and sex.

    The Believer is an awsome film but I havent met many who have seen it.

    And the Ballad of Jack and Rose.
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    16,931
    Ride with the Devil

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Directed by Ang Lee

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Directed by Clint Eastwood

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen

    Shaka Zulu Miniseries - 1986
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    25,817
    Josey Wales I've seen over and over. I'm gonna have to check into Wild Geese. Thanks

    and Ang Lee made a western????
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    16,931
    Yes, actually it was set in the Civil War, the Missouri, and the guerrilla campaigns in that theater of operations, and the Lawrence, Kansas, raid.

    I really liked, Jake Roedel, Sue Lee, and Daniel Holt, and a really bad man Pitt Mackeson.
     
  8. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    11,888
    Subway

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!


    Before Christopher Lambert became Christopher Lambert.

    And the original (French) version of Running Man was pretty good (with a far better ending).
    Strictly Ballroom by Baz Luhrmann.
     
  9. draqon Banned Banned

    Messages:
    35,006
    Oh I loved "Subway" film, if I am correct made by the best cinema in the world, Gaumont.
     
  10. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    72,825
    I wouldn't say they are unknown exactly, but the Merchant Ivory productions are excellent period pieces. They are like little cameos of history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant-Ivory

    What makes them even more delightful is the team of James Ivory [Protestant American], Ismail Merchant [Indian Muslim] and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala [German Jew].
     
  11. Cellar_Door Whose Worth's unknown Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,310
    Haha, love that film. Although all its 'hidden' political comments on Thatcher and consumerism are a bit dated and wearisome.

    I like Vincent Gallo's indie films (although Gallo himself is a complete fruit cake). My favourite is Buffalo 66.

    If we're allowed to mention series, I have to give a shout out to the remake of 'Randall and Hopkirk (deceased)' with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. No-one seems to have heard of it but its been a family favourite in my house for years.
     
  12. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    11,888
    Merchant-Ivory's Terminator 3 was an excellent movie.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKCAGb6Pzcg
     
  13. scifes In withdrawal. Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,573
    hoodwinked
    behind enemy lines
    the emperor's new groove
     
  14. Xylene Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,398
    Rage of God (Die Zorn Gottes in the original German)
    A Fish Called Wanda (just because nobody'mentioned it yet)
    'The Navigator' and 'Vigil', both by Vincent Ward
     
  15. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    16,931
    The Gods Must Be Crazy

    is a film released in 1980, written and directed by Jamie Uys. Set in Botswana and South Africa, it tells the story of Xi, a Sho of the Kalahari Desert (played by Namibian San farmer Nǃxau) whose tribe has no knowledge of the world beyond.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    The members of Xi's tribe are living well off the land in the Kalahari Desert. They are happy because the gods have provided plenty of everything, no one in the tribe has unfilled wants. One day, a glass Coke bottle is thrown out of an aeroplane and falls to earth unbroken. Initially, this strange artifact seems to be another boon from the gods—Xi's people find many uses for it. But unlike anything that they have had before, there is only one bottle to go around. This exposes the tribe to a hitherto unknown phenomenon, property, and they soon find themselves experiencing things they never had before: jealousy, envy, anger, hatred, even violence.

    Xi decides that the bottle is an evil thing and must be thrown off of the edge of the world. He sets out alone on his quest and encounters Western civilization for the first time. The film presents an interesting interpretation of civilization as viewed through Xi's perceptions.
     
  16. Buffalo Roam Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    16,931
    The 13th Warrior

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Directed by John McTiernan
    Uncredited:
    Michael Crichton
    Produced by Michael Crichton
    John McTiernan
    Andrew G. Vajna​

    Antonio Banderas
    Omar Sharif
    Vladimir Kulich
    Dennis Storhøi
    Clive Russell
    Richard Bremmer
    Tony Curran
    Erick Avari
    Sven Wollter
    Diane Venora
    Asbjørn 'Bear' Riis
     
  17. Carcano Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,865
    Joe D'Amato's immortal film Il Piacere is one of the greatest unknowns of all time!
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2009
  18. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    Messages:
    36,829
    Jeffrey

    I just remembered Jeffrey, starring Steven Weber, written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Christopher Ashley.

    The 1995 vignette roco about a New York gay man named Jeffrey (Weber) in the age of HIV has a massive cast, including some stellar names like Nathan Lane (a horny priest), Sigourney Weaver (a televangelist), and Patrick Stewart (jaw-dropping as a queen). Peter Maloney and Debra Monk as Jeffrey's parents are hilarious. As Rolling Stone's Peter Travers wrote in his review of the film, "A comedy about AIDS isn't a contradiction in terms."
    ____________________

    Notes:

    "Jeffrey (1995)". IMDB.com. Accessed June 1, 2009. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113464/

    Travers, Peter. "Jeffrey (1995)". August, 1995. Film.com. Accessed June 1, 2009. http://www.film.com/movies/review/jeffrey/5948790
     

Share This Page