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    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?
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    i like 13th warrior.

    a lifeless ordinary
    great love story, died at box office. good soundtrack too.
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    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.
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    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/
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    Shadow of the Vampire: 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha View Post
    Shadow of the Vampire: 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
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    Next up:

    Suicide Kings: Henry Thomas (yes, that Henry Thomas) 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.

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    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.
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    A few oldies.

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: 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!: 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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Hey that reminds me, does anyone remember Summer Rental?
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    Great flick. John Candy made it work. Dude was a comedic genius.
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