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Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
04-19-2009, 09:21 PM
Rather than listing well known great movies, I'd like everyone to list what you consider great cult movies that never got the respect they were due, no matter what the genre. It matters not if it was released in theaters or not, for we all know that some movie theater releases just didnít draw in the crowds for one reason or another. If the movie was never released in theaters, then better yet, we all win with your recommendations.

So now is your time to recommend great, but relatively unknown movies to the rest of us.... and be sure to tell us why itís deserving of your praise.

Mine:
1) Equilibrium. This is great science fiction taking place in the near future. Definitely a must see.
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238380/

2) 13th Warrior. In AD 922, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland. The nomadic outcast comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foe, Ibn must conquer his personal fears and help battle the illusive invaders--who emerge out of the shroud of fog in the black of the night. -imdb
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120657/plotsummary

3) Sunshine. A great flick. Hereís a mini-description from imdb: A team of astronauts are sent to re-ignite the dying sun. This flick takes place 50 years into the future.
Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448134/

Iíll add more in later.

What share you?

yukonhorror
04-19-2009, 09:44 PM
i like 13th warrior.

a lifeless ordinary
great love story, died at box office. good soundtrack too.

GoddessGood
04-20-2009, 10:04 AM
I liked:

Lucky Number Slevin: A long build up, but an awesome ending. One of my favorite roles for Bruce Willis, actually.

Man on Fire: Dunno how well this did in the box office, but it was incredibly well acted. I still tear up at the song they play during the credites, Una Palabra, by Carlos Varela.

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
04-20-2009, 10:17 AM
Here's another for you science fiction fans: Wing Commander.

This movie was surprisingly good, the special effects were worthy, the battles were fun, and the acting was good. Check it out, you wont be disappointed.

Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0131646/

Sascha
04-20-2009, 10:59 AM
Shadow of the Vampire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189998/): an account of the filming of Nosferatu, where F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) shoots for realism and hires an actual vampire (Willem DaFoe) to play the lead. It's deadpan skewering of realism in filmmaking is hai-larious.

GoddessGood
04-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Shadow of the Vampire (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189998/): an account of the filming of Nosferatu, where F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) shoots for realism and hires an actual vampire (Willem DaFoe) to play the lead. It's deadpan skewering of realism in filmmaking is hai-larious.
This just got added to my netflix queue :)

Sascha
04-20-2009, 12:27 PM
Next up:

Suicide Kings (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120241/): Henry Thomas (yes, that Henry Thomas (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/)) has a problem - his sister's been abducted, and he doesn't have anywhere near enough money for the ransom. He and his friends have a plan, though: snag local retired crime boss Chris Walken (<3<3) and make him use his influence to fix everything.

yukonhorror
04-20-2009, 12:49 PM
suicide kings is AWESOME.

Shadow of a vampire wasn't bad. Not my favorite, but definitely interesting.

Adding another one:

Being John Malcovich:

Real head twister, but I liked it.

Sascha
04-20-2009, 01:10 PM
A few oldies.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039808/): Danny Kaye is the titular role, an editor for a pulpy publishing company. Walter has no apparent control over his life, so escapes into his daydream worlds. Until, of course, he meets Virginia Mayo, witnesses a murder, and gets caught up in an international jewel heist plot. The musical numbers are very funny ('specially "Anatole of Paris"), and Boris Karloff camps up his Universal reputation ;)

Support Your Local Sheriff! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065051/): All James Garner wants to do is get to Australia, but his money's durned run out. (Un-?)Fortunately, the town he rode into is lookin' fer a new sheriff, and Mayor Harry Morgan's willin' to take the first warm body to fill the gunbelt. Hilarity ensues.

Kaewin
04-20-2009, 02:22 PM
I liked clue, yes it was based on the boardgame but that was the best part, oh yeah it had Tim Curry in it. And Lenny without Squiggy.

yukonhorror
04-20-2009, 02:30 PM
Clue is awesome. That is a great movie. I used to watch it so much, I could quote it almost verbatim.

One that I don't know if got popular or not, but I like it a lot is Nurse Betty.

Kaewin
04-20-2009, 02:33 PM
I just saw Clue at Target last month and bought it. My kids have probbaly watched 5 or 6 times.

Never heard of Nurse Betty, Nurse Debbie thats another story (sorry thats my wife)

I liked the second Crow, City of Angels. It seemed more bleak than the first and very forlorn. After all the Crow does lose in the end.

yukonhorror
04-20-2009, 03:06 PM
It has a pretty star-studded cast. From the previews it looks *meeh*, but I was pleasantly surprised.

In short it is about a housewife who witnesses two assassins killing her husband and slips into a sort of mental state which makes her think she is part of her favorite soap opera and she pursues the main character (not the actor) in the soap to find long-lost love.

OOH, just thought of another one. Kind of one of those serious cop, silly sidekick 80's/early 90's, but it was called Pure Luck (I think) it had martin short and danny glover. It was funny.

Kaewin
04-20-2009, 03:25 PM
Hey that reminds me, does anyone remember Summer Rental?

Arch Lich Thoth-Amon
04-20-2009, 03:31 PM
Great flick. John Candy made it work. Dude was a comedic genius.

GoddessGood
04-20-2009, 03:32 PM
OOH, just thought of another one. Kind of one of those serious cop, silly sidekick 80's/early 90's, but it was called Pure Luck (I think) it had martin short and danny glover. It was funny.
Pure Luck is pure win. Also check out Love at Stake, a parody from the same time period about the salem witch trials. And when you watch it, keep in mind that the first time I saw it I was 4 years old. :)

Sascha
04-20-2009, 05:01 PM
Freaked (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109838/). A character has a sock for a head, and is voiced by Bob Goldthwait; watch or avoid at your own peril ;)

kirksmithicus
04-20-2009, 08:33 PM
The Stoned Age, I thought this movie was pretty funny. Basically it sums up my high school experience (minus the big gnarly eyeball), as well as my younger and older brothers. Which is saying quite a bit because those two are 20 years apart in age. That's small town life for ya.

nijineko
04-21-2009, 02:37 AM
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039808/): Danny Kaye is the titular role, an editor for a pulpy publishing company. Walter has no apparent control over his life, so escapes into his daydream worlds. Until, of course, he meets Virginia Mayo, witnesses a murder, and gets caught up in an international jewel heist plot. The musical numbers are very funny ('specially "Anatole of Paris"), and Boris Karloff camps up his Universal reputation ;)


very fun.

in a similar vein, the happiest millionaire, by disney is quite amusing. the butler is my favorite character by far.


zebraman. don't ask, don't read, just watch it first. or so i've been told.


my personal recommendation is krull.

Sascha
04-24-2009, 12:33 PM
Gah, can't believe I forgot this one.

Death at a Funeral (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0795368/): (tagline) From director Frank Oz comes the story of a family that puts the F U in funeral. It's British, sorta - the best performances, really, are the Americans, Peter Dinklage, and Alan Tudyk with a terrible accent.

Panthro82
04-24-2009, 01:07 PM
two words.....Donnie Darko! If you havent seen this movie then holy crap you need to! Also I love the movie The Devils Backbone by Guillermo Del Torro, there are parts that will literally make your skin crawl off your body!