Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by paulr, Aug 15, 2004.
What are the best films of recent years but are still hardly known.
If you call 1994 recent look up Mute Witness see here. It is a great suspense film with a few dashes of humour thrown in here and there.
Yeh Mute Witness wiuld be one features on Film 4 now and then!!
Add Ghost World to your list.
Revenge of the living dead revengers!
a Tale of Two Sisters, creepy korean film. which I beleive has just got a limited release here.
Killing Zoe, a cult following for this one.
The Last Minute - directed by Stephen Norrington inbetween Blade and LXG. Personally, I think it's his best film.... I only know about 3 people that have heard of it (and now love it), and that's because I lent them the (feature packed) dvd
Drive - great action move that hardly anyone knows
Dead End was really good, that's a fairly unknown movie, you can generally pick it up on ebay for about a fiver all in.
Cypher isn't all that well known but is a very clever (see confusing) movie with a lot of good points
Captain Ron starring Snake Pliskin's dumber brother!
My list would have to include the following titles:
My Neighbour Totoro (Japanese anime, from director Hayao Miyazaki. Family fun for everyone! Probably the best animated film ever made, in film history!)
Run, Lola, Run (Well-known German thriller, but deserves to be seen by more people!)
The Princess And The Warrior (R1 only. Another Franka Potente German drama, - she plays a Nurse - but a wonderfully evocative adult fable, with an incredible ending! Superb, with another awesome music score!)
Runaway Train (Jon Voight and Eric Roberts, in a jaw-dropping and controversial 1985 US prison drama. Just mind-blowing!)
Pom Poko (Another Japanese anime classic!)
Perfect Blue (Another Japanese anime movie. Imagine if Alfred Hitchcock and Michael Mann got together to create the ultimate psychological thriller. Well, this would be the result. Great animation, but strictly for the adults only!)
The Jack Bull a little known western that is not a shoot them up, but thought provoking see here.
There is a pretty good effort called Switchback with Danny Glover that I quite liked.
I'd second Pooch's recommendations. Studio Ghibli haven't released a bad film to date, and I would recommend their releases Princess Mononoke and Grave Of The Fireflies. Other anime I would recommend is Tokyo Godfathers.
Also check out Zhang Yimou's Hero which has been available to buy on region 3 DVD for a while, and has just received it's US cinema release. A breathtaking picture!
Just watched Requiem for a Dream, Waking Life and Ghost World thatnks to this thread and this forum, so after I shoot up on diet pills and lucid dream about Scarlet Johansson, I think I'll check out some of the other titles suggested.
Beats the is 2001 better than Bladerunner thread but must admit the Philip K Dick reference in Waking Life spooked me.
Just watched Dead End tonight... What a good film, made on the cheap, but very entertaining ...... I don't like to admit it, but I only guessed what had happened about 3 mins from then end (on a plus note my wife did not guess)
I like Lake Placid...there, I said it...and I don't care!!!!!
Requiem for a Dream
Sex, Lies and Videotape
anything at all by Hal Hartley
Swimming with Sharks
I realise that anyone that is a film fan will have probably seen all of this (or at least heard of them) but all of these are more deserving of being seen purely because they are all excellent films (not movies *grrrr*)
Astérix et Obélix contre César
Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre
Un véritable chef d'oeuvre! Le DVD est presque aussi bon que la version au cinema. On y rit tout autant des blagues d'Obélix et d'Astérix. Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopatre est un Astérix classique avec une touche de modernisme. Les acteurs sont tous superbes et Cléopatre est belle à croquer... Un film a avoir dans sa collection. Plaisir assuré!
I knew I should've paid attention in french class
And keeping to the thread... Wonder Boys, while not being completely "unknown", is definately worth viewing if you missed it first time around.
Courtesy of the wonders of babelfish:
A true d'oeuvre chief! The DVD is almost as good as the version with the cinema. One laughs there as much at the jokes d'Obélix and d'Astérix. Astérix and Obélix: Mission Cléopatre is traditional Astérix with a key of modernism. The actors all are superb and Cléopatre is beautiful to crunch... A film has to have in its collection. Assured pleasure!
I do think its nice to know that Cleo is beautiful to crunch
The Salton Sea
The Black Sheep Affair
I thought the Black Sheep Affair was pretty bad myself.
I recommend The Seventh Curse starring Chow Yun Fat. A very funny and gory Indy Jones clone.
Versus for the yakuza zombies in the woods gore fest that it is. Any Evil Dead fan should love this.
UNDEAD again another zombie film. Made in australia, very funny and gory to boot and a great ending with a twist. Its only on R4 so abit harder to get hold of movietyme have it though http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/pr...20922&osCsid=ffbadbb83115240503d6e28c4b71e998
While we're mentioning good (unknown) Canadian films...
The Sweet Hereafter
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Dark City have very much of the elements of the Matrix (but was made before it) and takes you a long time to figure out whats going on.
French film starring the great Jean Reno in the late 90s.
It's a 'medieval/time travel/comedy romp'.
Been shown late on C4 a few times.
Re-made (ruined!) by Hollwood recently as Just Visting with the two main leads reprising their roles.
Believe they made a couple of sequels that I wouldn't mind seeing.
Look out for it on C4.
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